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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".

Research Nokia 6 gets Oreo beta update in India
Author: 0 Nokia 6 gets Oreo beta update in India

Meanwhile, HMD Global has announced the successor to Nokia 6 in China. This year, Nokia is offering the Nokia 6 in two stylish versions: black with copper highlights and white with rose gold accents. You can just check for the update by going to Settings- System- About Phone- System update. Although the phone has much better features, when compared to its predecessor, one disappointing aspect is that it runs on Android Nougat, instead of the latest version Oreo, out of the box.

Research Honor View 10, Honor 7X US-bound for under $500 and $200
Author: 0 Honor View 10, Honor 7X US-bound for under $500 and $200

You can purchase it for Rs 2499 from Amazon India starting January 8. Apart from these offers, buyers can get 15GB 3G/4G data per recharge for up to 6 recharges on an amount of Rs. The View 10 can pick out 13 distinct scenes - snowy, nature, pets, selfies, portrait, text scans et cetera. The device is powered by the company's own octa-core Kirin 659 processor and it runs Android 8 .0 Oreo operating system topped with EMUI 8.0.

Research AMD's 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April
Author: 0 AMD's 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April

AMD took the whole CES stage to a whole new level, after the success of their Ryzen lineup, the company looks to repeat their market performance with their second generation chipsets. The new prices on Ryzen are quite unbelievable, with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X dropping from $499 down to $349, while the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 drops aren't as significant.

Research Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas
Author: 0 Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas

Price is yet to be revealed, but the Samsung Family Hub 2018 refrigerator will be available from this spring. But this year, the Family Hub also gets SmartThings support - Samsung's own Internet of Things ecosystem that works with thousands of other smart home devices.

Research GeForce Now, Nvidia's cloud gaming service, begins beta testing on PC
Author: 0 GeForce Now, Nvidia's cloud gaming service, begins beta testing on PC

Freestyle lets you be more creative with your games. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 WHQL driver features security updates for Meltdown/Spectre, and adds support for the NVIDIA Freestyle . Gamers can even use night mode, which reduces blue color so users can sleep better after a night of gaming. Nvidia says it has " integrated Freestyle at the driver level for seamless compatibility with games ".