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Lenovo has a Google Home with a Display Lenovo has a Google Home with a Display
- January 11, 2018

Now, staying true to Google's promise, LG has revealed its first Smart Display , dubbed the ThinQ WK9. Users can view pictures, stream audio and video, ask questions, scan recipes, and video call with family and friends, all with their voice. (more...)
Buffett Offers Hint at Next Berkshire Hathaway Leader Buffett Offers Hint at Next Berkshire Hathaway Leader
- January 11, 2018

He said jokingly, "I wasn't much to start with". The hard-driving Buffett, who has been reluctant to name a successor, said in the past that Berkshire's board knows who would take over if something were to happen to him. Jain is the executive vice president of National Indemnity Company and joined the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group in 1986. Nevertheless, Buffett, the world's third richest person according to Forbes magazine, has long said Jain has probably made more money for ... (more...)
Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty Custom Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is a thing of beauty
- January 10, 2018

For more on Sea of Thieves , check out Rare's guide to how players will progress in-game , or read about why developer Rare thinks returning to old franchises would be the "worst thing to do" . You will also get a 14 day trial for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. As far as access goes, anyone that signed up for the Sea of Thieves Insider Program before December 1 and anyone that pre-orders will be able to participate. (more...)
Twitch Is the Exclusive Streaming Platform for the Overwatch League Twitch Is the Exclusive Streaming Platform for the Overwatch League
- January 10, 2018

This covers the first two seasons of the league, including regular season events, playoffs, and finals. Excited for the Overwatch League? Twelve buttons - one for each team - are to the right of the match list. Skin tokens can be purchased through Blizzard . The cheapest bundle is $5, and will net players 100 League Tokens , which is enough to buy one skin in the game. (more...)
Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR
- January 10, 2018

All three TV series are powered by Android TV and include Google Assistant, as well as Chromecast features. However, the major announcement comes with latest X900f series and A8F Bravia OLED series. The new model's stand is different, however, with a pair of legs as opposed to the A1E's central stand. The series follows Sony's popular and well reviewed XBR X900E models introduced in 2017. (more...)
PS4 Sells 5.9 Million Units Worldwide During Holiday 2017 PS4 Sells 5.9 Million Units Worldwide During Holiday 2017
- January 10, 2018

Sony also noted that PS Plus now has a record 31.5 million subscribers and last month was the highest grossing one ever on PlayStation Store. The console sales have been steady so far, even if a slight decline in hardware sales this holiday, from 6.2 million to 5.9 million units. (more...)
Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus
- January 09, 2018

The update was delivered though Windows Update. This appears to be an issue following the application of Security Update KB4056892, Microsoft's Patch for Meltdown and Spectre . The company stresses, however, to wait for the appropriate firmware updates specifically related to Meltdown and Spectre, so as not to download older versions. (more...)
Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon Graphics
- January 09, 2018

A huge variety of new 8th Gen Intel Core devices will be displayed at the company's CES booth, 100048 in Central Hall South at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Unfortunately I have not seen any detailed information to determine how this mobile dGPU compares to the Intel semi-custom chip, though one slide describes the semi-custom as "new ultrathin form factory gaming" while the Vega Mobile is "high frame rate AA gaming in compact form factors". (more...)
Justin Timberlake announces North American tour, with four shows in Florida Justin Timberlake announces North American tour, with four shows in Florida
- January 09, 2018

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring , Wright Entertainment Group , LBI Entertainment and Tennman Touring, the 27-city arena adventure will support Timberlake's new album, Man Of The Woods , arriving February 2. The star has also announced the launch of his " Tennessee Kids" program, giving fans access to pre-sale tickets, ensuring they get theirs before the tickets go on general sale later in the month. (more...)
Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level
- January 09, 2018

The new model is an evolution of the original Family Hub fridge from 2016, and is now on show at this week's CES 2018 Las Vegas tech show. Like Amazon Alexa, Bixby can be controlled by your voice, and can help you out with daily tasks. (more...)
AMD announces first Ryzen desktop chips with Vega graphics, teases future roadmap AMD announces first Ryzen desktop chips with Vega graphics, teases future roadmap
- January 09, 2018

The highly anticipated second-generation AMD Ryzen "Pinnacle Ridge" processors are not coming next month as previously thought. Just as a fun fact, if you're trying to picture how tiny 12nm is, a typical human hair is around 7000nm thick. (more...)
Just In: Details on the Ford F-150 Diesel! Just In: Details on the Ford F-150 Diesel!
- January 09, 2018

Dave Filipe, Ford's Vice President of Global Powertrain Engineering, calls the 2018 Ford F-150's new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel the sort of engine "that dreams are made of". DETROIT, Michigan-Ford has beefed up the turbodiesel V-6 it supplies to Jaguar Land Rover to create the 250-horsepower, 440 pound-foot 3.0L Power Stroke for the F-150. (more...)
GoPro has hired JP Morgan to put itself up for sale GoPro has hired JP Morgan to put itself up for sale
- January 09, 2018

GoPro has hired J.P. Morgan Chase to help it seek a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. GoPro declined to comment. In addition to exiting the drone business, the company is laying off 20% of its workforce, or about 250 employees. (more...)
Acer's latest entry-level Chromebook 11 adds color and USB-C Acer's latest entry-level Chromebook 11 adds color and USB-C
- January 08, 2018

Storage is either 16 GB or 32 GB of eMMC, though of course the expectation is that you'll keep most of your content in Google Drive in the cloud. Meanwhile, its CB311-8H counterpart will use the same LCD panel, but rely on the trackpad for control instead of touch. (more...)
Mad Catz is back with a new trio of gaming peripherals Mad Catz is back with a new trio of gaming peripherals
- January 07, 2018

Now, the question that remains is whether the new Mad Catz will be able to produce a line of high-quality gaming hardware as it was once known? After a year in the wilderness, following years of struggles and a bankruptcy filing, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz is doing a Lazarus . (more...)
Run, don't walk, to replace your iPhone battery for $29 Run, don't walk, to replace your iPhone battery for $29
- January 07, 2018

Because of how large the iPhone user base is, he warned that "even a small percentage" deciding on a new battery instead of a new iPhone may have a "meaningful impact on iPhone sales". Apple is now facing lawsuits from different groups, with another one brewing in Australia. I think the knock-on effect of cheap batteries will extend beyond the end of 2018 when Apple's offer ends. (more...)
'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode 'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode
- January 07, 2018

Hi-Rez Studios announced that its team based shooter, Paladins , will be getting a new " battle royale " mode called Paladins: Battlegrounds . The game is based on Hi-Rez's previous title, Paladins , which in many ways is similar to Overwatch: the characters are similar, the setting is similar and the gameplay is similar. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever in US
- January 07, 2018

According to the latest Media Create sales , current Switch units sold in Japan sit at 3,407,158 - that's after under a year on the market. After Nintendo Switch , the house of Kyoto will probably not release a new console anytime soon, but a leak coming out from a Reddit user through a not so true-looking magazine shows that Nintendo still has some space to build a Switch DS. (more...)
Yes Bank Shares Close 5% Higher To Become Biggest Sensex Gainer Yes Bank Shares Close 5% Higher To Become Biggest Sensex Gainer
- January 06, 2018

Barring oil & gas and PSU, all other BSE sectoral indices ended in the positive zone. However, auto and realty fell 0.20 per cent and 0.19 per cent, respectively. The finance ministry yesterday sought Parliament's nod for extra expenditure of Rs 80,000 crore towards recapitalisation of bad loans-saddled public sector banks through bonds. (more...)
Weekend Weather Continues To Be Cool,Cloudy; Rain Forecast For Next Week Weekend Weather Continues To Be Cool,Cloudy; Rain Forecast For Next Week
- January 06, 2018

The wedge is formed when weather patterns from the west and northeast meet over north Georgia, often causing severe weather for the area. Skies will be partly sunny, with a high near 43. Low around 38. South southwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming light west after midnight. Tonight: Widespread haze. Mostly clear, with a low around 73. (more...)
Amazon in talks for Premier League streaming rights Amazon in talks for Premier League streaming rights
- January 06, 2018

The U.K. rights for the League go up for auction next month. The League is hoping to raise more than the £5.14 billion (€5.77 billion) it secured under the current rights agreements with Sky and BT. Richard Broughton, Research Director at Ampere Analysis, said it is very likely that the company will bid for the EPL rights. In a move that will fuel speculation the internet giant is considering challenging Sky and BT for domestic coverage of the world's richest league, Amazon has been ... (more...)
HP recalls computer batteries due to fire and burn hazards HP recalls computer batteries due to fire and burn hazards
- January 06, 2018

The batteries were shipped in the computers and workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for approximately $300-$400. The technology company is providing free battery replacements. HP has set up a recall site and released a BIOS update . When enabled on an affected system, the battery will be discharged and then can't be charged (at least without disabling the safety mode). (more...)
Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to simplify development of iPhone apps
- January 05, 2018

Until now, Buddybuild has offered its services to iOS and Android customers. Similarly, when Apple acquired TestFlight, it also discontinued Android compatibility, which removed a vital development tool from the ecosystem of Google. Apple has been prioritising its services business, which includes the App Store, as global smartphone sales slow. Consumers spent $300 million on apps on January 1, the most for a single day since the App Store launched in 2008. (more...)
LG V30 Oreo update begins rolling out LG V30 Oreo update begins rolling out
- January 02, 2018

Fast forward more than a month and Android 8.0 is now rolling out to all V30 users. In addition, these smartphones will receive two years of OS update support, also confirming that these smartphones will be receiving the upcoming Android update P. (more...)
Retailer Lists Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date For June Retailer Lists Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date For June
- January 01, 2018

We will update this article once we hear back. A fresh Red Dead Redemption 2 release date of June 8, 2018 has been leaked by a Dutch retailer, making it later than Rockstar's teased " Spring 2018 " arrival. Twitter and social media in general have been on overdrive about this early, and maybe unintended, reveal of the launch date for " Red Dead Redemption 2 ". (more...)