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Industry Galaxy S9's launch day is experiencing a few bumps
Author: 0 Galaxy S9's launch day is experiencing a few bumps

Recombu's Chris Barraclough praised the smart camera tech and superb performance, saying the phone provides a "premium everyday experience", concluding "the Galaxy S9 is a sexy, lovable bundle of seriously premium tech, and it should certainly stand the test of time".

Industry Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Because Their Steering Wheels May Fall Off
Author: 0 Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Because Their Steering Wheels May Fall Off

As for which particular models are impacted by the recall , Ford claims that Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2018 are at risk. Dealers are to fix the issue free of charge. Some reported feeling unsafe to the point of no longer wanting to drive the vehicle. In the same announcement, Ford also recalled 6,000 manual transmission cars because of a clutch plate defect that could start a fire.

Industry Volkswagen veers towards electric cars
Author: 0 Volkswagen veers towards electric cars

Over half of United Kingdom adults would choose to buy an electric vehicle over diesel or petrol - but only if they can save money, new figures show. CEO Matthias Muller named LG Chem, Samsung SDI and China's Contemporary Amperex Technology as suppliers. Industry sources say VW was pushing for a multi-year fixed cost on cobalt but eventually caved and now is rumored to have agreed to floating spot price for future cobalt purchases.

Industry Alexa now lets you make audio and video calls on Android tablets
Author: 0 Alexa now lets you make audio and video calls on Android tablets

In order for this to work, you will need to have the Alexa app open so that it can work just like any other Echo-enabled device. It's a small improvement for the smart home assistant, but it's a good step toward making things like Alexa seem more natural and a little easier to use.

Industry Registration open for Fortnite: Battle Royale beta on iOS
Author: 0 Registration open for Fortnite: Battle Royale beta on iOS

Even with Fortnite , the capability for Xbox One and PS4 gamers to play side-by-side is possible, as witnessed by a " configuration issue " that allowed gamers from each respective camp to play against one another for a brief period of time previous year before it was shutdown.

Industry Apple's World Wide Developer Conference Set for June 4-8
Author: 0 Apple's World Wide Developer Conference Set for June 4-8

Beta versions of Apple software are normally released immediately following the keynote presentation, so we'll have the chance to play with Apple's shiniest new software versions on June 4th or 5th. The company sometimes also unveils new hardware at the event. As we noted when the dates were announced in February of previous year, the decision made sense at the time, given the rapidly rising cost of living in SF and the fact that the show needs some room to grow.

Industry Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

What does the Galaxy S9 cost right now? With the March security update already installed on the newest Samsung flagships, we hope that Samsung will continue to keep up with fast updates. The Galaxy S8 + took a little longer to come down in price, but it had fallen to $500 by November. YouTuber JerryRigEverything got his hands on the Galaxy S9 duo and put them through a durability test.

Industry WhatsApp introduces feature to block deletion of certain messages
Author: 0 WhatsApp introduces feature to block deletion of certain messages

The time extension is a generous one compared to seven minutes when it was first implemented back in October . WhatsApp has changed how long you are able to use the "delete for everyone" feature for, The Verge reported . Earlier, when a recipient received this particular message containing the revoke request , WhatsApp checked if the ID of the message was present in the database and if the original message was found, it directly deleted it without checking any other important information.

Industry Honor rolls out Face Unlock feature for Honor 7X
Author: 0 Honor rolls out Face Unlock feature for Honor 7X

Just last weekend, the Honor 7C was teased in a video ad ahead of the official launch . The device also has an 8 Megapixel of selfie shooter camera as Secondary Camera on the device. On the specifications front, the smartphone is said to feature a 5.99-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of PPI 268. Unsurprisingly, the new guy packs a marginally smaller 3000mAh battery too, although its lower-res 1440 x 720 display and modest Snapdragon 450 processor ...

Industry Beyoncé, Jay-Z To Play Gillette Stadium This Summer
Author: 0 Beyoncé, Jay-Z To Play Gillette Stadium This Summer

Tickets to see Beyoncé own the Coachella 2018 stage sold out just three hours after they went on sale in January. Check out some of the responses from fans below. Beyoncé's Facebook page is now outfitted with the full lineup of OTR II dates, including a July 30 performance at the Linc. Citi cardholders can get presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17.

Industry Taylor Swift Pays Heartwarming Tribute To Boyfriend Joe Alwyn In 'Delicate' Video
Author: 0 Taylor Swift Pays Heartwarming Tribute To Boyfriend Joe Alwyn In 'Delicate' Video

The fourth single to be taken from her Number 1 album reputation , Taylor dances like no-one is watching, literally, after being given the power to be invisible. " Taylor Swift's "Delicate" video is a poor man's version of Spike Jonze's ad for Kenzo", tweets another . Acting in music videos is its own art form, one that hearkens back to silent films and musicals.

Industry Donald Trump blames video games for violence, Trevor Noah responds
Author: 0 Donald Trump blames video games for violence, Trevor Noah responds

Less than 24 hours after the White House uploaded it to YouTube , the gory and ultra-violent video has been viewed more than 600,000 times. However, the Washington Post reports that Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Council, has said that he thinks that video games need "tougher regulation", going on to say they need "to be given the same kind of thought as tobacco and liquor".

Industry Retired judges to probe anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Retired judges to probe anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

The violence, triggered by the death of a Sinhalese Buddhist man after being beaten by a group of Muslim men over a traffic dispute, left at least two dead with and mosques, dozens of homes, and businesses torched or destroyed. A Sinhalese man was killed when a hand grenade he carried exploded. Sri Lankan police have been accused of failing to protect the island's minority.

Industry President Xi could rule China for life as two-term limit scrapped
Author: 0 President Xi could rule China for life as two-term limit scrapped

The amendment also inserted Xi's personal political philosophy into the preamble of the constitution and phrasing that emphasizes the leadership of the ruling Communist Party . "This is the urgent wish of the common people", Ju Xiuqin, a delegate from northeastern Heilongjiang province, told AFP, echoing party claims that lifting term limits had the unanimous support of "the masses".

Industry Google Assistant adds daily updates and push notifications for voice apps
Author: 0 Google Assistant adds daily updates and push notifications for voice apps

It's similar to how at MWC Google announced that OEMs can create device-specific Assistant commands to launch custom hardware and software features. Of all the features, the ability to issue complex commands seems most promising, as it'll significantly increase the number of things Assistant-powered devices can do.

Industry Snapchat is Testing User Tagging in Snaps, Just Like on Instagram
Author: 0 Snapchat is Testing User Tagging in Snaps, Just Like on Instagram

Snapchat and Instagram have both temporarily removed GIPHY integration from their products following the appearance of a racist GIF. Although Facebook Messenger and Twitter also support GIFs on their platform, they utilize the Tenor database, which means that they are safe from this particular controversy, for now, at least.

Industry Amazon Alexa Available with Follow-Up Mode and New Innovations
Author: 0 Amazon Alexa Available with Follow-Up Mode and New Innovations

With Follow-Up Mode , Alexa will listen for 5 seconds after she's done responding to you to see if you have anything else to ask. It is interesting to note that the latest addition of a feature comes just a few days after, several Amazon Echo speaker users reported a unusual bug where Alexa was seen to be laughing for apparently no reason.

Industry Cruise Google Maps with Mario Kart
Author: 0 Cruise Google Maps with Mario Kart

Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life! In a report via Polygon , for the next week, Google Maps have the option to have Mario Kart play out route as you travel.

Industry Super Smash Bros. Announced For Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros. Announced For Nintendo Switch

But the company confirmed in a virtual press conference yesterday (March 8) that Super Smash Bros . will arrive this year, though it did not specify a release date. Created by HAL Laboratory, Super Smash Bros series have only appeared on Nintendo consoles. And yes, it's sticking with that name. The game launches for the Switch on June 22.

Industry You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free
Author: 0 You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free

The Verge speculates that Microsoft might simply make the unlock process of the new "S Mode" more obvious so that customers will know immediately what version of the operating system they're running. "We expect to see new Windows 10 devices ship with S mode, available from our partners in the coming months, so check back here for updates". Gaming just got even better with Windows 10.

Industry Xiaomi to launch Redmi 5 on March 14
Author: 0 Xiaomi to launch Redmi 5 on March 14

There is also a 43-inch offering, which is priced at Rs 22,999. And now the company has unveiled more affordable series of the smart television the Mi TV 4A. As for storage , all three models bear 8GB of built-in storage . Mi TV 4A (32) has 3 HDMI ports (including 1 ARC port), and 2 USB ports, as well as an Ethernet port along with Wi-Fi.

Industry Valve Says It's Going to Start Shipping Video Games Again
Author: 0 Valve Says It's Going to Start Shipping Video Games Again

That's according to a number of sources, including video games personality Geoff Keighley on Twitter (below) and PCGamer , who were at a briefing about upcoming DOTA 2 card game Artifact at Valve's offices in Bellevue, Washington. Also, the Kerbal Space Program development team is under the Valve umbrella now , and we have yet to see the project it is working on. Valve saw the likes of Microsoft and Facebook (with the Oculus purchase) attempting to build closed ecosystems in ...

Industry Galaxy Note 9 may not have the under-display fingerprint tech
Author: 0 Galaxy Note 9 may not have the under-display fingerprint tech

As Kuo writes, "To our understanding of the technologies, under-display fingerprint solutions may now have many technical issues (e.g. screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and power-consumption)". Specifically speaking, there were three Galaxy S9 features that gave me more flexibility in terms of how I used the phone: fingerprint sensor, microSD card slot, and the headphone jack.

Industry Praise the Sun, Solaire of Astora amiibo Releasing Alongside Dark Souls Remastered
Author: 0 Praise the Sun, Solaire of Astora amiibo Releasing Alongside Dark Souls Remastered

The Dark Souls amiibo is Solaire of Astora. It's also unclear if this means that Dark Souls will be compatible with other amiibo outside of Solaire. However, the Artorias of the Abyss DLC will automatically be included in the remastered game. A network test will also be available sometime before the May 25, launch, so if you're anxious about performance issues or your skill, you can check it out and make a call.

Industry Rimac C_Two revealed 0-100 in 1.97 seconds for Croatian EV
Author: 0 Rimac C_Two revealed 0-100 in 1.97 seconds for Croatian EV

The Rimac Concept Two has four electric motors; one for each wheel. Nevertheless, everyone scoffed at the figures touted by the Concept One, and as countless YouTube videos now show, Rimac does make damn fast cars. A "driving coach" function is integrated into the vehicle, which can provide you, videogame-style, with ideal racing lines, braking, turn-in and acceleration points, and other useful data around your circuit of choice - helping you build up your skills just as a real instructor might.

Industry Tri-series: First 2 wickets did us in, says Dhawan
Author: 0 Tri-series: First 2 wickets did us in, says Dhawan

Indian players Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are at rest and the team will be lead by Hitman Rohit Sharma . After Bangladesh set a modest target of 140, India reached the target swiftly riding on a half-century by Shikhar Dhawan . However, things can change in a moment in Sri Lanka . "The kind of start they got was awesome, a lot of credit goes to Sri Lanka team as well", he said .

Industry US special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian
Author: 0 US special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian

Prince, who founded the private security company Blackwater, arrived in the Seychelles in order to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed and other Emirati officials, according to The Times, although it is unclear what the meeting was about. Prince denied that he was acting as a representative of Trump, who would be inaugurated as president days after the meeting. However, according to officials familiar with the meeting, he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to high-ranking ...

Industry Jurassic World Pokemon Go-Like AR Mobile Game Announced
Author: 0 Jurassic World Pokemon Go-Like AR Mobile Game Announced

However, one major difference between Jurassic World Alive and Pokemon Go is that players will not need to actually go outside and walk around to capture the dinosaurs. -player battles to earn rewards. The developer's games portfolio including " Jurassic World: The Game", "What's Your Story?", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends", "Dragons: Rise of Berk", "Family Feud 2 & Friends" and "The Price Is Right".

Industry All Oculus Rift headsets have stopped working
Author: 0 All Oculus Rift headsets have stopped working

It was first flagged on the Oculus forums , and some quick digging uncovered the fact that a certificate for the Oculus Runtime Service expired earlier today, which is a pretty big oversight on Oculus's part. "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". The only way to fix this is for Oculus to release an updated version of OculusAppFramework.dll with a new certificate.

Industry Android folks rejoice as Google brings Lens to all Google Photos users
Author: 0 Android folks rejoice as Google brings Lens to all Google Photos users

Google is also making sure that mic, camera, and all SensorManager sensors are not accessed when an app is idle for better privacy. Google Lens is breaking out of the Pixel and landing on more Android phones with Google Photos . Lens basically works like a "smart" magnifying glass. If you take a photo of a business card, Lens can create a new contact with the information printed there.

Industry Microsoft is ditching Windows 10 S for 'S Mode'
Author: 0 Microsoft is ditching Windows 10 S for 'S Mode'

This was obvious from previous year because Microsoft non-coincidentally announced Windows 10 S at the MicrosoftEDU Event held in NY last May. Microsoft today announced Windows ML , an artificial intelligence runtime that brings high-quality machine learning to Windows devices.

Industry Users report Alexa is creeping them out by laughing randomly
Author: 0 Users report Alexa is creeping them out by laughing randomly

Users on social media noticed that Amazon Echo devices have been randomly laughing at people. Streaming music through Deezer on Alexa devices is starting to roll out to users from today, though this will be a gradual rollout so it's possible not all users will see the availability immediately.

Industry Nintendo Wants To Know Which Switch Games Made Your Top Ten?
Author: 0 Nintendo Wants To Know Which Switch Games Made Your Top Ten?

Nintendo has been praised for the incredible year-one lineup that saw a simultaneous entry in both open-world Legend of Zelda and Super Mario entries as well as new titles like Splatoon 2, ARMS , and the remastered Mario Kart 8 . The March 8 presentation may put the speculation to rest. We know there will be a focus on the upcoming Mario Tennis game, but will something much bigger be on the horizon? Bayonetta 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch .

Industry PNB scam: ED raids two locations in Kolkata
Author: 0 PNB scam: ED raids two locations in Kolkata

Yesterday, officials from Axis Bank and ICICI Bank had also appeared before SFIO, which is the investigating arm of the ministry of corporate affairs. Its exposure to the Gitanjali group , it said, is not the largest among the lenders in the consortium. Targeting Modi, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and deputy leader Anand Sharma said the prime minister should "speak up" on the bank frauds.

Industry New Jaguar E-PACE to debut in the UAE
Author: 0 New Jaguar E-PACE to debut in the UAE

Jaguar's I-Pace is an all-wheel-drive SUV (according to the automaker), so the natural competitor is the Tesla Model X . But the Model X is considerably larger than the I-Pace - the X is 198.3 inches in length versus 184.3 inches for the Jag - so it's not an apples-to-apples match-up.