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Sony prepping 'complete new design' for smartphones

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That's a long time. Sony calls their current hardware design Ominbalance, and it definitely offers a focused and signature style for the company. Sony has not delivered that yet. Hibi also mentioned that Sony is doubling down on high end and midrange devices. That would boost Sony's survival in the smartphone world. Check out the source links below if you're interested. Read More »

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio nabs fastest SUV title

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This new time is a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record. Alfa Romeo announced Thursday that the Selvio Quadrifoglio - the most performance-oriented of the model's three trim levels - broke the Nurburgring lap record for the fastest production SUV by eight seconds, with a time of 7:51.7. Read More »

Taco Bell and Forever 21 launch fashion collection

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The clothing line will be available in select Forever 21 stores and online beginning October 11. "Merging fashion and food in this collection gives our customers a new way to experience both our brands". The footage must capture the individual's love for Forever 21 and Taco Bell , highlight individual style and pay homage to Taco Bell menu items. Read More »

Commodore 64 Mini to launch next year with 64 pre-loaded games

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Friday, September 29 marks the launch of the SNES Classic Edition , and it seems like the demand for the retro console will be just as high as it was for the NES Classic Edition previous year. So what better time than now to introduce a wee little version of 1982's beloved Commodore 64? As befits a home computer you can also plug in a standard USB PC keyboard and use as a classic C64 to type in those old BASIC computer listings or program new games. Read More »

Former Australian PM picks fight with Macklemore over marriage equality

A small number of conservative Australian politicians have picked a fight with Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore over his upcoming performance at a rugby league Grand Final. 'Macklemore has got some good songs, he's got one of them which made the top ten which doesn't sit well with me politcally. 'I'm gonna go harder, ' he added . Read More »

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Kashmir, to visit Siachen

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The minister was received by the Northern Army Commander and Chinar Corps Commander at the Old Airfield, Srinagar . Sitharaman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff Gen. The chief minister also proposed opening areas such as Battalik, Siachin base for tourist activities. Defence spokesman in Srinagar , Colonel Rajesh Kali said Sitharaman appreciated the effectiveness of the intelligence and operational grids and commended the troops for excellent operational successes, which had ... Read More »

Nintendo will close down the Wii shop in 2019

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Though a date has not been confirmed for this, players will still own this content as long as it is not erased from the Wii or Wii U unit. Every related service will over the course of the next 18 months be shut down and taken offline. Nintendo made it clear that this application will also close in the future, so it will soon detail its usage. This also includes downloading free games or demos. Read More »

New Honda Sports EV Concept Heading To Tokyo Show For Premiere

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Japan's Nikkei business daily reported this week that Honda, a long-time electric auto skeptic, is working on a dedicated EV platform to cover a range of segments, from compact cars to SUVs. The drive towards electric vehicles continues apace as emissions and environmental friendliness continue to loom large in carmakers' minds, and the Honda Sports EV Concept looks set to be the latest model to show the switch to electric power need not come at the expense of character. Read More »

Moto X Pure Edition gets Android 7.0 Nougat update in US

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So, Moto skipped all the updates in the middle and directly sent the Android 7.1.1. Like each year, Moto had released a list of handsets which were planned to get updated with the Android Nougat update. Even now we still don't know when the update will arrive in certain countries, but at least some Moto X Play owners managed to upgrade their phones. Moto India back in June confirmed that the Moto X Play will be updated to Nougat though no exact release date was announced. Read More »

Billionaire Elon Musk announces plans to colonise Mars

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SpaceX has achieved 16 successful landings in a row, and in the next version of its rockets the legs were considered optional, Musk said. Mr Musk said he believed his program could be funded by the money his SpaceX company receives for launching satellites. Read More »

Hurricane Maria lingers off NC coast, hazardous weather alerts issued

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Its top sustained winds were clocked at 80 miles per hour (130 kph) and the storm is moving to the north at 7 miles per hour (11 kph). Hurricane Maria's winds have slowed considerably since its landfall in Puerto Rico , where significant devastation has been reported and the insurance and reinsurance industry will suffer further large claims in this 2017 hurricane season. Read More »

Ford reveals $100000 F-450 pickup truck

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The Ford Super Duty trucks, however, take it to another whole level. The four-door F-450 Super Duty Limited obviously also comes packed with a suite of features that make it a capable work truck, like a 360-degree rear camera, a locked storage space, and quad-beam LED headlamps. Read More »

Google Assistant is now available on some Android TVs

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Smart home devices can also be controlled by this Assistant. Those that own the Shield's most recent game controller can prompt the device without any manual input at all, as the sensitive microphone is always listening out. To celebrate it's arrival on Android TV Google are also offering a free three month YouTube Red trial on SHIELD. The Assistant in my auto cannot do all the same things that my Google home can and then the phone is different yet again. Read More »

Toyota, Mazda team up on electric vehicles

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Despite the collaboration, Toyota and Mazda said the project will be limited to fundamental technology and that each company plans to incorporate its distinct brand into its EVs. Keen to combat air pollution and close a competitive gap between its newer domestic automakers and their global rivals, China wants to set goals for electric and plug-in hybrid cars to make up at least a fifth of Chinese auto sales by 2025. Read More »

GoPro announces pricing for Fusion spherical camera

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It also adds 5GHz Wi-Fi support, the first (or at least one of the first few) implementations of the faster 802.11ac wireless standard in a camera that I can think of. With "Watch", the drone will hover in place while ensuring that the Karma controller remains in-frame, "Follow" predictably chases after the controller so it an capture your high-speed antics. Read More »

ZTE Axon M rumored to be the first truly foldable phone

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The slab smartphone design is one that the market is quite familiar with. After the bezel-less display, smartphones with foldable displays are the next big thing and Samsung has already begun claiming that we could be seeing a foldable smartphone sometime in 2018. Read More »

LG V30 Available October 5th Via AT&T with BOGO Promo

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The LG V30 is the only phone that will now work on T-Mobile's 600 MHz network, which is available in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Scarborough, Maine. The price for the V30 at T-Mobile is $80 down followed by $30 per month for 24 months ($800 full retail). Read More »

Amazon is beating Google in the race to the home computer

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Unfortunately, we don't know much about the Google Home Max other than the fact that it (probably) exists and that'll feature stereo sound. The device could be called Google Home Max and its audio focus would compete with Sonos speakers , Apple's HomePod that launches in December, or Amazon's newly announced Echo and Echo Plus. Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale Matchmaking Issues Confirmed, Epic Working On It

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The tweet, accompanied by the picture below, reads: " Over 1 million players have partied on the Battle Bus during the first day of Battle Royale! ". But that didn't stop Epic from releasing the mode for free in the game anyway - and it's a gamble that's paid off tremendously. For the most part, the release went off without a hitch but now we've run into some issues on day two of the game going free-to-play. Read More »

Facebook Introduces a New Way to Assist Blood Donations in India

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On the other side, people and organizations like blood banks and hospitals will be able to create a special type of post that contains all the relevant information that potential donors need. It's pretty common to find patients and their family and friends requesting donors through social media channels like Facebook . When donors accept the request, organisations will be able to reach them privately via phone call, or Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp platforms. Read More »

Agents of Mayhem Developer Volition Has Laid off Over 30 Employees

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Those affected, it is claimed, include general manager Dan Cermak, who joined the company as vice president in 2003 following three years at Westwood Studios and 11 years at Strategic Simulations Inc. That's both physical and digital sales accounted for and during a slow month with not a lot of other major releases. Deep Silver is yet to reply to Kotaku's request for comment. Read More »

Congress' Russian probe searching for fracking-related social media ads

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Facebook said earlier this month that an internal investigation had found that groups with ties to Russian Federation had spent $100,000 on ads created to influence the attitudes of USA voters in the last Presidential campaign. The more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook will hand over to Congress sought to stir up trouble in the Black Lives Matter movement and Hillary Clinton's campaign , a new report said on Monday. Read More »