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by | January 09, 2018 | 15:54

The Sony PS4 managed to sell a grand total of 5.9 million units worldwide during the 2017 holiday season, spanning roughly from November 20 to December 31. "PlayStation Network continues to demonstrate spectacular growth, with the number of PlayStation Plus subscribers surpassing 31.5 million, and PS Store recording its largest-ever monthly content sales in December 2017".

by | January 09, 2018 | 15:56

If you own an AMD system and Windows 10 is telling you to update, perhaps hold off on that for another week or so, otherwise your system may enter an unbootable state. Windows 10 Mobile Store app has seen minor changes with the latest update that is now available for insiders in the Fast Ring. There's no timeline yet for when the problem might get resolved and working updates for affected AMD systems released.

by | January 09, 2018 | 13:41

The supplemental update to macOS High Sierra likely brings mitigations to help defend against Meltdown and Spectre , two serious security vulnerabilities that apply to all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems.

by | January 09, 2018 | 12:00

Interestingly, the German carmaker has recorded its best-ever growth even as Mercedes-Benz India head Roland Folger has been criticizing the government's policies for inhibiting growth. That accounted for the majority of sales in the Asia Pacific region, which totalled 875,250 units for a 19.2% sales increase overall. Additionally, the new generation cars performed well.

by | January 09, 2018 | 11:29

The Intel x2 is for consumers unwilling to go down the ARM-Windows path. HP is offering the Envy x2 with the Y-Series version of Intel's 7th generation Core i CPUs. It has a 4K UHD9 15.6-inch diagonal touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and optional HP Tilt Pen set. IR camera supporting Windows Hello and a finger print reader to safely and seamlessly log in with both in any mode.

by | January 09, 2018 | 10:31

The flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre , can allow hackers to steal sensitive data and can affect virtually every modern computer, including smartphones. Intel hopes that cars driven by machines could create enormous new demand for its computer chips because of the enormous computing power those vehicles require.

by | January 09, 2018 | 10:01

The major battle was between AirFuel Alliance , of which Powermat was a part, and Wireless Power Consortium, developers of the Qi wireless charging standard. Ever since Palm (yes, Palm) first adopted the technology, wireless charging soon split into to competing standards, simultaneously confusing would-be buyers and making phone makers shy away from the whole confusing mess.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:47

It is expected that the Galaxy On7 Prime will be going on sale in India later this month. It is powered by Exynos 7885 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. As per the listing on Amazon, the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime has a full metal unibody and a 5.5-inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:34

The campaign began on 22 December, with attackers quickly adopting newly released tools to help disguise their malicious code, said computer security firm McAfee . Mascots for the Pyeongchang Olympics being presented to the press in downtown Seoul on Dec 27. Researchers have also warned that in the run up to the Winter Olympics , attackers will continue to use the event as a lure to carry out cyber-attacks.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:12

The Verge notes that Zuckerberg's intentions are well-timed, especially since Facebook is yet to develop foolproof methods to curb harassment in the site. This may not seem like a personal challenge on its face, but I think I'll learn more by focusing intensely on these issues than I would by doing something completely separate .

by | January 09, 2018 | 08:47

As an example of something you can do with Bixby on your fridge, users can ask, "What's new?" and get tailored responses featuring upcoming calendar events, weather information, news, and more. Further, the tech also allows users to stream music directly from their phone. Family Hub also saves time and money with a new Deals app that gives users the ability to find great bargains and save them directly to the Shopping List or loyalty card.

by | January 09, 2018 | 06:32

The Mi VR headset looks similar to the Oculus Go headset, and also shares its core features. Hugo Barra, a former Google employee, left Xiaomi for Facebook in January 2017 after a three-year stint at the China-based electronics maker.

by | January 09, 2018 | 04:01

Households receiving individual dustbin/sack based waste collection services will have their Christmas trees collected on the same day as their rubbish and clear recycling sacks. Cut your tree into pieces (no more than four feet long), put them into your green cart and make sure the lid can close. Those decorations and plastic trees can really be a problem when the trees are going through the chipper.

by | January 09, 2018 | 03:40

BLE makes setup simple and quick, and 3rd party compatibility with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and IFTTT means that mydlink meets the needs of every smart homeowner, without locking them into any one ecosystem. McAfee is also using Machine Learning on this router, so that it will get smarter over time and learn to block new threats without you needing to be aware of them or updating the router.

by | January 09, 2018 | 03:15

Total annual sales of nearly KRW 61.4 trillion is expected to be 10.9 percent higher year-over-year and operating profit of KRW 2.4 trillion will see an increase of 84.5 percent over 2016, according to LG. "The revenue exceeded expectations; this means sales were good even considering won-dollar exchange rates". LG did not offer a net profit estimate for the fourth quarter, nor breakdowns for each segment.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:58

Moreover, the personal assistant was made available to more or less 2,000 people residing in California. M, which was first announced in August 2015, used a mixture of artificial intelligence and human "trainers", to answer Facebook user's questions in the Messenger app.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:39

While Google is claiming to have sold millions of Home speakers, it didn't give a breakdown of how those sales were split between the Home, the Home Mini , and the Home Max . People can now broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home . While not yet as widespread as embedded voice assistant devices, stand-alone DVA devices are used more often and users are more satisfied.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:28

Aside from these brief update, we haven't heard anything else regarding the Halo TV series. Showtime's president of programming Gary Levine also confirmed Halo is still on the table. It seems doubtful the series would revolve around the adventures of Master Chief, since those stories are usually reserved for the games themselves. But while we've had both the live-action web series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn as well as the longer Halo: Nightfall starring Luke Cage's Mike Colter, ...

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:17

The largest recall in USA history only continues to expand as Takata announced the recall of 3.3 million more faulty airbag inflators. Last July, Sens. That can hurl hot shrapnel into unsuspecting drivers and passengers. Many automakers have been slow to replace the potentially deadly inflators. Since the recall began, Takata has filed for bankruptcy, been fined $1 billion, and three executives have been convicted for falsifying data.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:13

According to Sennheiser, the headphones will be available early summer 2018 for $2,399.95/€2,399 (MSRP). Audio giant Sennheiser has made two new exciting announcements at CES 2018 - wraparound Bluetooth earphones, called the CX 6.00BT, and a pair of closed-back headphones, called the HD 820 .