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Electronics Fitbit unfazed by Apple, Samsung as rivals step up smartwatch competition
Author: 0 Fitbit unfazed by Apple, Samsung as rivals step up smartwatch competition

On the other side, the market for the smartwatches running on Android Wear as well as Apple Watch increased by 60.9 percent in the same quarter. Thus far, Fitbit has had limited success with its efforts to push into smarter wearables with the Blaze and Surge, and as a result, management has stressed that 2017 will be a transition year.

Electronics Kia's gorgeous Frankfurt wagon concept has us cursing crossovers
Author: 0 Kia's gorgeous Frankfurt wagon concept has us cursing crossovers

The concept also sports large alloy wheels, frameless windows and hidden door handles, though the styling of any production version will surely be watered down. The concept has been penned at Kia's European design center located in Germany, and comes with an interesting new body style - dubbed as an "extended hot hatch".

Electronics Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Author: 0 Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3

We needn't have anxious because the HR+ lives on with a new name; the Vivosport , which debuts alongside the Vivomove HR and Vivoactive 3 . It boasts Global Positioning System for tracking your running or jogging routes, a heart rate monitor for performance and stress monitoring, and it now includes Garmin Pay so you can buy a bottle of Gatorade after a workout without having to carry your wallet.

Electronics Skoda Octavia RS Launch Details, Specs and Price
Author: 0 Skoda Octavia RS Launch Details, Specs and Price

With the vRS badging and Chrome surrounds, the Skoda Octavia RS gets a black radiator grille while the quad LED headlamp setup has carried over. The new front end, attractive rear design and new Alcantara sporty interior gives the OCTAVIA RS 230 a distinct and dynamic character and will be available in four colors of Race Blue, Steel Grey, Corrida Red and Candy White.

Electronics Bentley launches third-generation 2018 Continental GT
Author: 0 Bentley launches third-generation 2018 Continental GT

Using the technique has allowed Bentley's designers to create a more complex, sculpted body lines for the new GT which has been inspired by the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept vehicle first seen back in 2015. There's also upgraded brakes, with the front discs increasing 15mm in diameter to 420mm in this latest generation, along with a revised exhaust system with an adaptive valve.

Electronics Nintendo ordered to pay $10m in Wii patent lawsuit
Author: 0 Nintendo ordered to pay $10m in Wii patent lawsuit

NINTENDO HAS had the bounce taken from its mushroom after it was forced to pay $10m after losing a patent lawsuit over its motion controllers. Head of the firm litigation practice, Munck Wilson Mandala partner Jamil Alibhai said in a prepared statement sent to Glixel that since 2013, Munck Wilson Mandala has represented iLife.

Electronics Nissan Hopes To Get Off The Z-List With Coupe Changes
Author: 0 Nissan Hopes To Get Off The Z-List With Coupe Changes

Exterior design updates include new 19-inch alloys, dark-tinted headlights and taillights and a new Red Metallic paint job. Nissan says this helps to reduce driver pedal effort and allows for improved gear change precision. As ever, power comes from a 3.7-litre 323bhp V6, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. As before, the 370Z is fitted with Syncro Rev Control, which automatically optimises engine revs when you change up or down using the ...

Electronics USA to release 1m barrels of oil from strategic reserve
Author: 0 USA to release 1m barrels of oil from strategic reserve

Sources have said that USA oil majors were meeting with industry partners to discuss what could be done to direct supplies into some of the hardest-hit areas. "As of Monday afternoon, between 2.5 million bpd and 3.5 million bpd of refining capacity in the Gulf Coast region was offline due to a combination of refineries being shut down or running at reduced rates".

Electronics Cycle tour bus destroyed in arson attack
Author: 0 Cycle tour bus destroyed in arson attack

No one was injured. The bus was parked up outside a hotel in Almeria, Spain ahead of the twelfth stage race yesterday (Thu). Spanish police heard a report of the arson at 1:30 a.m. Race organisers have provided Aqua Blue Sport with a 52-seater coach for use on Thursday's 12th stage from Motril to Antequera Los Dolmenes. The team are competing in their first major tour.

Electronics Nokia 130 goes on sale in India for Rs. 1599
Author: 0 Nokia 130 goes on sale in India for Rs. 1599

The Nokia 130 comes in both single and dual-SIM models and supports Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm AHJ and BT v3.0, mini-SIM, and bluetooth. However, the Nokia 105 gone through the sales section soon after its release. "Nokia 130 delivers all essential requirement with complete stylish and entertaining package", added Mehta. The device is available in three colours - red, gray, and black - and can be bought in retail stores across the country.

Electronics Sonic Forces Gets Official Release Date, Bonus Edition
Author: 0 Sonic Forces Gets Official Release Date, Bonus Edition

Sonic Forces Bonus Editon comes with four Sonic Forces art cards and the SEGA/ATLUS PACK add-on, which brings 13 in-game outfits and accessories to make your custom hero character look like classic SEGA characters from games like Persona 5 , Jet Set Radio , and Super Monkey Ball .

Electronics The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it's hilarious
Author: 0 The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it's hilarious

Activision, Bungie , 72andSunny, RSA Films, and Framestore have come together to create a blockbuster live-action trailer for the global launch celebration of Destiny 2 , a first-person action game, and the evolution of its award winning, internationally acclaimed predecessor, Destiny .

Electronics Fox News dipshit thinks viral shark photo is downright
Author: 0 Fox News dipshit thinks viral shark photo is downright "biblical"

The storm has also prompted its own share of hoaxes and rumors - most noticeably the viral tweet claiming sharks are swimming on the flooded Houston interstate. He continued, "The president was using the word 'biblical.' Well there's some really weird biblical things that are going on down there in Houston.

Electronics Sony's First Smart Speaker Is a HomePod Doppelganger
Author: 0 Sony's First Smart Speaker Is a HomePod Doppelganger

If you don't want to use your voice, the LF-S50G also supports non-touch hand gestures to start/stop music, skipping tracks and adjust the volume - just wave your hand next to the speaker. Unlike Apple's AirPods , Sony's earbuds can't be tracked, so you will have to a buy a new set if you lose them. You can connect the LF-S50G to your phone via Bluetooth, or NFC if your device supports it.

Electronics Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar's Official Release Date Revealed
Author: 0 Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar's Official Release Date Revealed

The expansion will launch alongside another update for Battlefield 1 which will bring HDR10 support among other things. Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time.

Electronics Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept revealed
Author: 0 Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept revealed

With the Vision EQ Concept Smart has adapted technology from parent company Mercedes-Benz into a smaller, more accessible package, which according to Smart's chief operating officer, Annette Winkler, will become a production reality as part of Mercedes-Benz's Car2Go vehicle sharing program by 2030.

Electronics The Nest Thermostat E is a cheaper way to warm your smarthome
Author: 0 The Nest Thermostat E is a cheaper way to warm your smarthome

While the design of the unit might feel a bit unfamiliar, the Nest Thermostat E remains the same great energy-saving product you've always known. The Thermostat E will have an automatic schedule programmed in right of out the box, based on data Nest has collected over the years from all its users.

Electronics Andy Rubin describes the taste of crow after Essential spills customer data
Author: 0 Andy Rubin describes the taste of crow after Essential spills customer data

Andy Rubin , the CEO of Essential Phone , has apologized after an email was sent to people who pre-ordered the phone seeking their driving license information. The company has reportedly "taken steps internally to add safeguards against this happening again in the future". To make up for the mistake, Essential will be offering a year of LifeLock protection to the customers to prevent potential identity theft.

Electronics Aston Martin cars to be 100% hybrid by mid 2020s
Author: 0 Aston Martin cars to be 100% hybrid by mid 2020s

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Aston Martin Holdings has reported sharply improved first-half and second quarter financial results amid rising global demand for its luxury handcrafted sports cars. Like Volvo, some of these will just be 48V mild hybrids . While some new Aston Martin cars are set to receive Mercedes-AMG produced 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engines as a result of the technology partnership between Aston and Daimler , Palmer suggested that the firm's electric powertrain would be ...

Electronics Dacia Duster Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut
Author: 0 Dacia Duster Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

The larger, mass-coloured, satin-chrome-finish skid plate reinforces the car's adventurer credentials and is scratch-resistant. Ahead of a full debut scheduled to take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show , the Renault-owned budged brand from Romania has made a decision to publish revealing images of its new-for-2018 pocket-friendly SUV.

Electronics Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway makes $11.5bn profit
Author: 0 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway makes $11.5bn profit

This has more than tripled the investment the firm made in the bank six years ago. Other banks in which Berkshire Hathaway has a stake include JPMorgan Chase & Co, the largest U.S. When asked if US food company Kraft Heinz KHC .O would buy Mondelez MDLZ.O , Buffett said: "I think the answer is no on that". "The swap was made possible by Bank of America's decision in June to boost its dividend 60 percent, after the Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender passed a Federal Reserve "stress ...

Electronics Samsung unveils wearable 'wellness manager' in new gadget line
Author: 0 Samsung unveils wearable 'wellness manager' in new gadget line

Armed with a 300mAh battery , connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 4.2. Not to mention, the Gear IconX be used to activate Bixby , Samsung's own voice assistant, by a simple tap and hold of the earbud. It'll be able to control your smart home devices, and it also features NFC and Samsung Pay . That gives you a 302ppi pixel density, which in short means the screen should be sharp and clear, as well as colorful thanks to Samsung's AMOLED screen technology.

Electronics Anker, Panasonic Among First Companies to Introduce Google Home-Compatible Smart Speakers
Author: 0 Anker, Panasonic Among First Companies to Introduce Google Home-Compatible Smart Speakers

The one to pay attention to (at least at first) is the Zolo Mojo from Anker. It features two 20-mm soft dome tweeters, a 8cm woofer with a dual voice coil, and support for Bluetooth. "It's as easy as "Ok Google, start vacuuming", wrote Google Assistant senior director Abhi Taneja in a blog post announcing the new partnerships. It will even announce more third-party speakers in the coming days, though availability for these devices is not expected until later this year in the US, UK, ...

Electronics Xiaomi Confirms Mi Mix 2 Launching On Sept. 11 In Beijing
Author: 0 Xiaomi Confirms Mi Mix 2 Launching On Sept. 11 In Beijing

The date that Xiaomi has selected to unveil the Mi Mix 2 is significant since Apple is expected to hold its iPhone 8 event the following day on September 12. The display itself might be a smaller 6.0-inch panel but this would be offset by the fact that it would be in the new 18:9 "tall" aspect ratio. The Xiaomi Mi MIX was made out of metal and ceramic, and its successor will probably utilize those very same build materials, and also some new tech, like the Mi MIX did.

Electronics Bentley unveils details of third-generation Continental GT auto
Author: 0 Bentley unveils details of third-generation Continental GT auto

Arriving 14 years after the Continental GT line was introduced to lead the revival of Bentley under Volkswagen Group ownership, the new model pushes the brand forward with a more youthful design that retains a familiar silhouette blended with more contemporary details as previewed on the EXP 10 Speed 6 coupe and cabriolet concepts.

Electronics IFA 2017: Keyboard-Less, Water Resistant BlackBerry Coming Soon
Author: 0 IFA 2017: Keyboard-Less, Water Resistant BlackBerry Coming Soon

TCL the manufacturer of BlackBerry's smartphones has announced that it will release a companion device to the KeyOne that will ditch the physical keyboard in favour of a full touch screen. Mahieu continues to believe that BlackBerry's security know-how will enable TCL to deliver the "most secure Android phone in the world". "We are there to play", said Mahieu.

Electronics Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall
Author: 0 Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall

What's different this time is that along with the government spending debate, Congress also has a debt ceiling hike on its plate when lawmakers return from recess next week. "I believe that a government shutdown seems inevitable". "That's why Republican support for the shutdown skyrockets", she said. Trump adds that he stands by his pardon and says, "I think the people of Arizona who really know him best would agree with me".

Electronics How to get Marshadow in Pokemon Sun and Moon
Author: 0 How to get Marshadow in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Trainers in the U.S. can get their hands on this new creature at Gamestop starting on October 9th and going until the 23rd. Likewise it has been announced that this same distribution will run in Europe at "select locations" from October 1st through November 14th.

Electronics Samsung Galaxy J7+ leak shows off dual rear cameras and Bixby AI
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J7+ leak shows off dual rear cameras and Bixby AI

DisplayMate says that a single ambient light sensor, as used with other phones , isn't accurate enough. After testing the Note 8, Ray Soneira said the new phablet has 22% higher peak brightness than the Galaxy S8 . Dubbed the Galaxy J7 +, the phone was recently seen in live images and is expected to roll out to the Thailand market. The Note 8 includes a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, both of which support optical image stabilization.

Electronics Alabama's Raekwon Davis released from hospital after being shot
Author: 0 Alabama's Raekwon Davis released from hospital after being shot

Davis was struck by a stray bullet while standing outside of a Tuscaloosa bar. According to The Associated Press , the injury he sustained was minor. Since then he has rocketed up the depth chart. Saban said Monday he's getting treatment and is "day to day" for Saturday's opener for the top-ranked Crimson Tide against No.

Electronics Latest Dell XPS 13 Models Get 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Author: 0 Latest Dell XPS 13 Models Get 8th Gen Intel Core Processors

In another key development, Dell has announced numerous crucial updates to its XPS (XPS 13) and Inspiron systems. Finally, Dell is refreshing its Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s with eighth-generation processors from Intel. Dell also promises a high level of comfort. As a Windows Mixed Reality device, the Dell headset uses some of the same technology that Microsoft has in its HoloLens augmented reality device.

Electronics The Sonos smart speaker with microphone hits the FCC
Author: 0 The Sonos smart speaker with microphone hits the FCC

From an FCC filing , the speaker has been given model name S13. Sonos appears to be working on a new speaker that has a built-in, voice-controlled digital assistant - just like the Amazon Echo . We know about its forthcoming voice-enabled speaker because such a device was filed with the FCC , and the filing describes a speaker with voice control and far field microphones capable of picking up voice commands in a big room and filtering out background noise.

Electronics Western Digital likely to win Toshiba deal
Author: 0 Western Digital likely to win Toshiba deal

Western Digital, Toshiba and a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network of Japan, which is a member of the consortium declined to comment. If agreed, the arrangement is expected to be announced Thursday. The losses have plunged the Japanese conglomerate into negative net worth, a situation it must remedy by next March to avoid delisting from the Tokyo stock market.

Electronics Kim and Kanye think Taylor Swift's diss track is 'pathetic'
Author: 0 Kim and Kanye think Taylor Swift's diss track is 'pathetic'

Why?" For years, Swift folded gossipy bits, which allowed fans to feel like canny sleuths privy to secret insider info, into songs so well-crafted and expansive that non-celebrities (even non-fans) could recognize elements of our own heartbreak and desire within them as well.

Electronics Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Release by End of August
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Release by End of August

Xiaomi now offering a 3GB RAM variant of Redmi 4A at Rs. 6,999, and the Redmi 4 with much better hardware, metal body, and fingerprint scanner retails for just Rs. There are a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP rear camera for the photography department. It will be interesting to see whether consumers go for the powerful version of the Redmi 4A or the entry-level premium Redmi 4 .

Electronics Pop Star Pink Give Inspirational Speech Against Bullying At MTV VMA's
Author: 0 Pop Star Pink Give Inspirational Speech Against Bullying At MTV VMA's

She said she told her daughter that critics have levelled abuse at her, claiming she is "too strong" or "too masculine " but she has not made any attempt to change to meet their expectations. After her daughter conceded "no" to all these points Pink asked, "do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?" Pink added that it doesn't matter if people see her differently and they criticize her for her opinions , what she looks like, that she does not grow her hair out, change ...

Electronics Nintendo is Shutting Down Miiverse in November
Author: 0 Nintendo is Shutting Down Miiverse in November

All related services, including TVii, WiiU chat and Miiverse itself, will cease be come 3pm JST on November 8. We knew this was coming. Miiverse may not have been one of the most essential Wii U feature, but plenty of people used it when the Wii U was the latest and greatest machine from Nintendo.

Electronics YouTube's big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more
Author: 0 YouTube's big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

The updated logo consists of the YouTube icon - a red tube with a white screen and a red play button - followed by the YouTube wordmark in black. So, first thing's first: the new logo. The latter refers to the multi-faceted nature of the logo that now has an abbreviated version which will automatically be displayed on smaller screens, whereas its full variant that can be seen above is now reserved for other offerings.

Electronics Sonos appears set to launch Amazon Alexa-controlled smart speaker
Author: 0 Sonos appears set to launch Amazon Alexa-controlled smart speaker

Named S13 (though this may be a codename), the speaker supports multiple voice platforms as well as multiple music services, meaning that there's a possibility it could work with Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant. It was easy to dismiss the rumors that Sonos was planning on integrating Alexa, Amazon's smart assistant, into its Play family of connected speakers.

Electronics Amazon slashes Music Unlimited subscriptions for students
Author: 0 Amazon slashes Music Unlimited subscriptions for students

Now that your group is setup, all you have to say is, "Alexa, play Gangstarr on upstairs ", and all group Echo members will fire up your favorite Gangstarr tracks. Spotify and SiriusXM support is coming soon. Either way, Alexa music controls are expanding and you may not need an Echo to take advantage for long. Echo devices, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speaker systems will support multi-room music in the U.S., U.K., and Germany, starting today.

Electronics VMware Product Reveals Include Team-Ups with AWS, HP
Author: 0 VMware Product Reveals Include Team-Ups with AWS, HP

CloudPhysics is announcing the availability of two assessment offerings. VMWare has announced the launch of AppDefense , a new security solution created to protect applications running on VMware vSphere-based virtualized and cloud environments.