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Microsoft Adds Surface Book 2 to Its Lineup

Microsoft Adds Surface Book 2 to Its Lineup

With the company making such a bold claim, you can bet the tech blog-o-sphere will put the laptop to the test versus the MacBook Pro , so the company had better be 200% certain that it will come out on top. Looking at the specs sheet, it seems that the Surface Book 2 is one of the most powerful convertible laptops so far. Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) with 7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and integrated graphics. Read More

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Google Assistant on phones can finally send videos and music to Chromecast

Google Assistant on phones can finally send videos and music to Chromecast

Most of the features discussed above are now not part of the Google Camera build 5.0 yet a few original characteristics are seen in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices . Regardless, it appears that the Bluetooth battery level indicators we initially speculated about are now finally coming to Google devices . In addition, the front camera also provides a "face retouching" option which will make the skin texture slightly blur and retouch small spots. Read More

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Raila Odinga withdraws from race and demands fresh elections

Raila Odinga withdraws from race and demands fresh elections

If Raila had already written to the IEBC to announce his withdrawal from the race, the law requires that the electoral body declares Uhuru, the only remaining candidate, as duly elected President. "The only election Jubilee administration is interested in is one that it must win, even unlawfully", he said. Three people were seriously wounded during opposition demonstrations for changes to Kenya's electoral commission before fresh presidential elections later this month, a witness said ... Read More

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The Pixel 2 and its Bud

Google Clips is a lightweight, hands-free camera that can take photos and video remotely and sync the clips directly to a connected phone. DxOMark says: "The Google Pixel 2 is the top-performing mobile device camera we've tested, with a record-setting overall score of 98". Read More

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AAA: Tech In Your Car Is Distracting You

AAA: Tech In Your Car Is Distracting You

October 5, 2017; The National Safety Council applauds the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on its new research highlighting the correlation between distraction and new vehicle infotainment systems. "When in-vehicle technology is not properly designed, simple tasks for drivers can become complicated and require more effort from drivers to complete". Read More

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Arcade Edition announced, includes all season 1 and 2 DLC characters

Arcade Edition announced, includes all season 1 and 2 DLC characters

Other files that were data-mined have implied the possibility of an arcade mode for the game. "Choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games", the mode's description reads. If a player wants to jump in with Arcade Edition , it'll run them $39.99 Dollars and will include all aforementioned content. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is expected to launch on January 16th. Read More

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Google Home has new tech to help you yell at your kids

This step will allow you to do multi-step routines and also trigger the device with phrases like "good morning". The Home Max comes with Bluetooth and Google Cast support, a 3.5 mm audio jack. The base of the device snaps on magnetically, so there are no rubber feet in the wrong place if you change the position of the speaker . Like the Amazon Echo Dot , the Google Home Mini is like the company's larger speaker device but without the audio-performance of an integrated stereo ... Read More

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Facebook Launched Messenger Lite in US, Canada and UK

Facebook Launched Messenger Lite in US, Canada and UK

Unfortunately, Facebook has not revealed any plans for an iOS version of Messenger Lite , whether only for developing countries or also for the United States. The file for the app is less than 10MB, and since it sticks to text-based messaging you're not going to end up in a situation where the app is sucking up data for things like GIFs or additional features you're not going to use. Read More

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Super NES Classic goes on sale Friday

Super NES Classic goes on sale Friday

While early signs show a positive launch, Nintendo must follow it up with a consistent supply, lest the NES Classic Edition fiasco repeats. The retailer advises that shoppers arrive at stores early. The European version looks like the EU SNES released in the 90s, while the U.S. and Japanese versions also ape their regional variants. Some may be concerned that these rips will impact the sales of the SNES Classic Edition , but fear not - the console sold out during its pre-order period ... Read More

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Amazon frowns as Google switched off YouTube support from Echo Show

Amazon frowns as Google switched off YouTube support from Echo Show

Without integrating YouTube functions like channel subscribing and autoplaying next videos - which reportedly aren't in place on the Echo Show - Amazon is holding back functionality that could ultimately benefit Google. Amazon Alexa will now play songs in the Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS. Alternatively, this might just be Google and Amazon fighting to keep its services exclusive. Read More

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Addison Russell knocks over, replaces fan's nachos

Addison Russell knocks over, replaces fan's nachos

Naturally, ever the gentleman, Russell bought the fan new nachos. Junis pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed six runs, all earned, on seven hits. Lester, who fought command and velocity issues in his most recent starts, looked strong enough Monday to suggest his final start, Saturday against the Reds, should serve as little more than a tuneup for a Game 1 or 2 start against the Nationals next week in the playoffs. Read More

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Apple iOS 11 Mail app bug hits business users hard

Apple iOS 11 Mail app bug hits business users hard

So, if you are not using wireless network via Bluetooth or WiFi, be sure to turn off it completely from setting menu to save some juice. F-Secure's head of hardware security, Andrea Barisani, who was one of the first to notice the iOS feature, reckons the Control Center toggle is "unintuitive" and problematic since the features are re-enabled in "non obvious" conditions, such as at 5am. Read More

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Fiat Chrysler recalls Ram vehicles on fire risk

Fiat Chrysler recalls Ram vehicles on fire risk

Some of those fires caused damage to the vehicles in the area around the water pump. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 443,712 heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty pickups to inspect and replace water pumps. All but 50,705 of the affected Fiat Chrysler vehicles were sold in the USA market, with the remainder sold in Canada and other global markets, it said. Read More

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Gmail Turns Addresses And Phone Numbers Into Links In The New Update

Gmail Turns Addresses And Phone Numbers Into Links In The New Update

Once a user clicks the address inside Gmail or Inbox , they will land on Google Maps, whereas clicking an email address will open a new mail compose page in the user's default email client. This is a welcome change and will make users gmail experience better. Contact numbers and Addresses will seem to be acting as hyperlinks on whichever processor it's being used either iOS or Android on mobile and in case of the web in the computer as well. Read More

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YU Yureka 2 Price in India

YU Yureka 2 Price in India

Optics wise, the Yureka 2 offers a 16MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash. The mobile comes with a 3930 mAh Li-ion sealed battery with Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 technology. On the front it has an 8MP selfie snapper. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 11,999 and it will be exclusively available during Flipkart's Big Billion Day sale on September 20, 2017. Read More

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Cassini explorer keeps transmitting while burning up in Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini explorer keeps transmitting while burning up in Saturn's atmosphere

A full-scale engineering model of Cassini , on loan from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has been at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for longer than the mission has been at Saturn. The spacecraft shall enter the planet's atmosphere approximately one minute prior to loss of contact with Earth. That data could help understand how the planet formed and evolved. Read More

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You Can No Longer Download Apps on Apple's Desktop iTunes

You Can No Longer Download Apps on Apple's Desktop iTunes

The new update doesn't solve all of the design problems with iTunes, which is still used for videos, audiobooks and podcasts , but it puts some of the focus back on its original goal: listening to music. The installation will take a few minutes. With Watch OS 4, you'll be able to see your heart rate right on your watch face. Apple's iOS 11 will include an updated version of the App Store. Read More

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A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out Global Positioning System communications

A huge solar flare temporarily knocked out Global Positioning System communications

They added that the X9.3 flare was the largest produced thus far during the current solar cycle , an 11 year period of the sun's waxing and waning activity that began back in December 2008. However, as Onsager told LiveScience , this status is based more on the frequency of flares, not their potential intensity. They are measured on a scale from one to nine in C, M and X classes . Read More

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