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IT Qualcomm innovations at CES 2018
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LG's previously announced ThinQ smart speaker with Google Assistant was built off this new Smart Audio Platform . The platform integrates the hardware and software required to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) launch audio devices such as smart speakers .

IT Android Nougat Now Running on 26.3 Percent of Active Devices: Google
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Chances are your phone may never get to taste Oreo , unless it is a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8 or a OnePlus 5/5T with a promised Oreo update, or a Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One device, which has already started getting the update. Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 grew from last month as well, finishing at 26.3 per cent usage in January. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is still the most widely adopted version of the OS, even though this variant of Google's operating system was released back in 2015.

IT LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away
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Thanks to OLED technology's unique ability to turn each pixel on or completely off, LG OLED displays bring colors to life like never before while creating an infinite contrast. By converging new functions such as sound and touch while expanding the IPS technology to more ultra-large and super-high resolution products, LG Display will continue to lead the premium market.

IT Mercedes most successful premium carmaker in 2017
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We thus surpassed our prior-year unit sales for the seventh time in succession. "Success in our core business provides the basis for us to actively shape the mobility of the future", said Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of Mercedes parent company Daimler.

IT New Google Assistant directory helps you discover actions
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Google is really betting high on its Google Assistant , which is now available on nearly any contemporary Android device, a ton of existing and new smart speakers , and soon coming to an automobile near you . The Assistant will be rolling out to more than 400 models from 40 plus brands which also includes Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo and others.

IT Metal Gear Survive Trailer: Single-Player Gameplay, Crafting, and Base Building
Author: 0 Metal Gear Survive Trailer: Single-Player Gameplay, Crafting, and Base Building

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; it's entirely possible that Metal Gear Survive could be better than the diehard "Fornication Under Consent of the KONAMI" crowd would have you believe. There's also plenty of zombie-mashing action to be had, with the video depicting one bloke going absolutely mental with a massive hammer, spraying blood and body parts all over the shop.

IT Here's everything Dell just announced at CES 2018
Author: 0 Here's everything Dell just announced at CES 2018

The entire refreshed Latitude 7000 series has two memory slots to support up to 32GB RAM and premium storage options such as two M.2 options (512GB SATA and 128GB PCIe), 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, and 512GB PCIe NVMe drives. The XPS 15 convertible has an optional Windows Hello fingerprint reader on the power button, but Dell also included an IR camera standard. By controlling the strength of their repulsion, Dell can create a deeper, clickier feeling for the keys than their 0.7mm travel would normally ...

IT TCL Debuts Alto Roku Smart Sound Bar
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This frees the manufacturers of the expensive development and maintenance that comes with the software side of hardware. With Roku, it introduced the Alto-line TCL Roku Smart Soundbar, due out in late 2018; it is the first device to launch from Roku's newly announced Whole Home Entertainment Licensing program.

IT Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta test character list released
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EST, through January 16, 11 a.m. EST. The combat is instantly accessible to anyone that has played a fighting game , but there's enough unique systems in play that competitive players will have to spend plenty of time learning the ins and outs.

IT Facebook Stickers, New Group Calling and Contacts Features
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If the other person accepts the request, then the audio call will automatically convert into video call. The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo , which says it is now only available to people who have signed up to the beta version of WhatsApp .

IT Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show
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Just this week, Facebook pulled back from the voice-assistant market by announcing plans to shut down M, its artificial intelligence-backed concierge service that was developed to compete with Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa . As Cheddar further noted, Facebook signed big music licensing deals with Sony/ATV and Universal Music Group past year, so you might be able to expect some kind of homegrown music streaming service as well.

IT Samsung likely to launch its foldable smartphone in December 2018
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The report states that Samsung Electronics has chose to mass-produce foldable Smartphones this coming November. The fact that it is working on mass-production phase indicates that it chose to release foldable Smartphones. The handset carries the signature Galaxy smartphone design with the hardware home button on the front. Is this Samsung foldable rumor 101 or the real thing? Besides sporting a fingerprint sensor at the back, the device is IP68 rated, which makes it dust and water resistant.

IT Intel has announced 802.11ax chipsets for faster Wi-Fi
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Intel unveiled today at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas a new generation of Wi-Fi chips that were developed in Israel and enable surfing at a speed 40% faster than the previous generation. Even once certification arrives for 802.11ax next year, don't expect to take advantage of it for a little while. This essentially means that if infrastructure devices based on Draft 1.0 are networking with Draft 2.0 client devices, they may experience poor performance.

IT As expected, 2018 Ford F-150 gets V-6 diesel engine option
Author: 0 As expected, 2018 Ford F-150 gets V-6 diesel engine option

The new-for-2019 Ram 1500's diesel offering will trail Ford's to market, probably by just enough to ensure definitive leapfrogging of power, torque, payload, and towing ratings. Aft of the engine, Power Stroke F-150s get a strengthened flywheel ring gear to cope with auto start/stop, a toughened torque converter, and revised axle ratios (the 10 transmission ratios are shared with other F-150 fitments).

IT Smart Toy Maker To Pay $650000 After Millions Of Kids Get Hacked
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The maker of an Internet-connected toy agreed to settle FTC charges that it not only collected personal information on children without their parents' consent but it also allegedly failed to protect the data and a hacker gained access to that information in 2015.

IT Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds
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Sony says Google Assistant integration will be added in a future firmware update. After entering the truly wireless earbuds market with the WF-1000X past year, Sony is back again with a new pair designed for active folks. The WI-SP600N model has the same digital noise cancelling and sound quality technology, plus the same level IP rating. The WI-SP600N model will be priced at $149.99 MSRP and available from Spring 2018 .

IT Sea of Thieves closed beta dates announced for January
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For the piratical gamers who want to pick up one of these controllers, you can pre-order one now for $75 . The game's long-running NDA covered technical alpha came to an end a year ago with a massive week-long test session, but for anyone who's yet to try the game out, there are more opportunities materializing, as the developer announced today that a closed beta will commence later this month.

IT Alexa enabled AR smartglasses will be unveiled at CES this coming week
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Sound pricey? It is, but interestingly, Vuzix Chief Executive Officer Paul Travers has said they're looking to get the price down to $500 United States dollars by 2019. Brilliant is a touchscreen that replaces your light switch and has Amazon's assistant Alexa built in. While it is a high price point, "the ultimate goal is to have it under US$500 and we'll be able to do that" by next year, he said.

IT Google details Lenovo, Yi's VR180 cameras for spring launch
Author: 0 Google details Lenovo, Yi's VR180 cameras for spring launch

Essentially, there's a flagship smartphone packed inside of the Mirage Solo . Google's solution is most akin to a point-and-shoot camera . If that isn't enough, however, Lenovo has another Daydream device ready. That should be announced officially once we get closer to launch date. Similar to the Vive and the Oculus Rift , the headset also includes 6DoF functionality, which means a user can virtually move behind items in the space, or look around an object, ZDNet reported.