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Research Lenovo's new snap-on Moto Mods get your fingers moving
Author: 0 Lenovo's new snap-on Moto Mods get your fingers moving

This new app will let you browse all moto mods and get localized support in one app. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates. The good news is that Motorola's Moto Mod is far from dead and to prove that, it is announcing two crowdfunded and accelerated mods that will finally hit stores sometime this year.

Research Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa
Author: 0 Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa

Lenovo has given the third-generation ThinkPad X1 Tablet an all-new 13-inch design, with a 3K display (3,000 x 2,000 pixels) promising vibrant colors and supporting HDR (with the screen being fashioned from Gorilla Glass). This year, they ship with 14-inch QHD touch displays . The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga features the same set of internals as found inside its robust and costlier brother, the X1 Carbon .

Research France launches investigation into Apple 'planned obsolescence'
Author: 0 France launches investigation into Apple 'planned obsolescence'

At the end of past year, Apple apologised for deliberately slowing down some ageing iPhone models via software updates but said it did so in order to prolong battery life and not to force customers to upgrade. "First and foremost, we have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades", said Apple .

Research Japanese astronaut's 9cm growth spurt could mean he can't fly home
Author: 0 Japanese astronaut's 9cm growth spurt could mean he can't fly home

While growth is temporary and astronauts revert to their normal height when they slip the bonds of space and return home, the height difference must be accounted for when figuring the dimensions of spacesuits, stations and vehicles. 'Nine centimetres is a lot, but it is possible, knowing that every human body is different, ' Libby Jackson of the UK Space Agency told BBC News .

Research New Website for Google Assistant Shows Off All Available Actions and Services
Author: 0 New Website for Google Assistant Shows Off All Available Actions and Services

While heavily reliant on voice input, Android Auto has been reliant on an older voice input model - but that's about to end. Google says that you can now perform more than a million actions with the Google Assistant . We could do that, I think we'll see how it goes and whether that makes sense. "It's just a question of whether its feasible to Chromecast users", he said.

Research Sony's 2018 OLED, LED made for 4K excellence
Author: 0 Sony's 2018 OLED, LED made for 4K excellence

Perhaps most exciting out of the new announcements is Sony's A8F Series, a TV lineup that builds upon the success Sony saw with the A1E it introduced past year. This allows a flawless unification of picture and sound that conventional TVs can not deliver. Like its predecessor, the A8F builds in the Android TV operating system, complete with Google Assistant voice control available by talking into the remote.

Research Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store
Author: 0 Blizzard's official Overwatch League app now live on the Play Store

Blizzard added a new Overwatch League tab to the game, where all the league's information and skins are housed. He has been a key member of the MLG team throughout his career, commentating and casting for high-profile esport titles such as Call of Duty, Halo, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and various others, including a new position with the highly-anticipated Overwatch League.

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Author: 0 "Do Not Disturb" Mode Coming to Xbox One

Alpha testers, or Xbox Insiders as they're called, will be able to check out the " Next Achievements " feature. A new Xbox One update is rolling out for members of the preview program, and though it's a relatively small one, the tweaks it does make sound pretty nice in a Quality of Life sort of way - especially for Achievement hunters.

Research PlayStation 4 Holiday Sales Exceed 5.9 Million Units
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 Holiday Sales Exceed 5.9 Million Units

Devs may appreciate that sizable install base for the console, which also celebrated its fourth birthday during the 2017 holiday season. These sales numbers imply that 20.2 million PS4 units were sold through to costumers in 2017 (cumulative PS4 sales reached 54.3 million units last year ).

Author: 0 Apple Releases Security Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Getting back to the updates, iOS 11.2.2 is available for the iPhone 5s and later models, iPad Air and later models, as well as the iPod touch 6th generation. Apple iOS users should install the update immediately on their devices. Apple's iOS 11.2.2. update is around 74MB in size and simply says that it will provide a security update and is recommended for all users.

Research Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby
Author: 0 Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

The good news is that at CES 2018 , Samsung has announced similar functionality for its Gear series of wearables. Its voice assistant, Bixby , was first introduced in Galaxy S8 phones. This voice assistant can also distinguish your voice from that of your spouse and kids. The new model has integration with both Bixby and Samsung SmartThings, and you can now stream content from your smartphone to the fridge.

Research Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime coming soon to India, specs revealed
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime coming soon to India, specs revealed

Meanwhile, in another leak, this time on Weibo, it is revealed that the standard Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with 4 GB of random-access memory (RAM) while its Plus counterpart will get 6 GB. The smartphone is listed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is a letdown as most of the manufacturers are eying to release their devices with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.

Author: 0 Intel CEO thanks industry for coming together to address Meltdown and Spectre

At the moment, security experts said that the two security flaws had not been used in any attack. "Everybody is going to start now". Intel and its partners said the fixes should be largely in place this week. Intel's chips are invisible to most people, tiny components hidden inside desktop computers or data centers. Apple said last week all of its iOS and Mac devices were affected by the flaws, and it already released updates to mitigate against Meltdown .

Research Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets
Author: 0 Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets

That's right, Oculus and Xiaomi are partnering up on the worldwide launch of the Oculus Go. Unlike other VR devices, standalone headsets don't need to be attached to a PC or smartphone to work. There aren't any more specifics on the Oculus Go just yet, but we should have pricing and more details in the coming weeks. Hugo Barra, Vice President of Facebook's virtual reality (VR) division, took the wraps off a Xiaomi standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that supports Oculus Mobile , the ...

Research LG Electronics turns a profit in fourth quarter
Author: 0 LG Electronics turns a profit in fourth quarter

Revenues are expected to be 14.8 percent higher with operating profit turning from a loss to a gain from the same quarter one year prior. Fourth-quarter sales were projected to have jumped 23.8 percent year-on-year to 66 trillion won, with full-sales estimated at 239.6 trillion won.

Research Christopher Steele Has Been Referred To The FBI For Criminal Investigation
Author: 0 Christopher Steele Has Been Referred To The FBI For Criminal Investigation

Mr Steele - who founded and runs Orbis Business Intelligence in London - is said to have passed on his findings to both U.S. and United Kingdom intelligence in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. The dossier in the Russian Federation investigations, with Republicans questioning whether the document was the starting point for the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign.

Research Reports Says Huawei Failed to Reach Smartphone Sales Deal With AT&T
Author: 0 Reports Says Huawei Failed to Reach Smartphone Sales Deal With AT&T

AT&T will not be part of a Huawei announcement on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Neither company has ever confirmed that they were in talks. Huawei phones are available for purchase in the United States but have never been distributed by a major carrier. No explanation for the decision has been given, and a Huawei spokesperson would only say that "Huawei has proven itself by delivering premium devices with integrity globally and in the USA market".