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Infotainment Systems Growing Complex, Putting Drivers Lives At Risk


Researchers had two dozen volunteers test-drive 30 different vehicles on a residential road and the study found drivers were visually distracted for more than 40 seconds when programming the navigation system or sending a text message. Drivers taking their eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles their chances of a crash, AAA said. However, the Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lincoln MKC, Ford F250 XLT and Toyota's Camry, Corolla and Sienna require only "moderate" driver demand. Read More »

Google Assistant gets a male voice option


It also applies the setting to all your devices connected to the same Google account. The language of smart home devices and streaming services. For example, you will be able to ask your Google Home "who's at the front door" and it will connect with a previously paired Nest camera located at the said front door, displaying a live stream of it on a connected TV. Read More »

Netflix is raising its prices starting this month


The price increases take effect over the next several months, Netflix says, with all subscribers will be notified at least 30 days in advance, based on their billing cycle. Earlier this year, in fact, Netflix said that it plans to spend between $6 billion and $7 billion on content next year, alone. Hulu pricing on content without commercials costs $11.99 per month. Read More »

Uber board trims power of former chief Travis Kalanick


London transport officials have objected to Uber's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and its use of technology, which authorities say has helped the company to evade law enforcement officials. "Today, after welcoming its new directors Ursula Burns and John Thain, the board voted unanimously to move forward with the proposed investment by SoftBank and with governance changes that would strengthen its independence and ensure equality among all shareholders", Uber said in an ... Read More »

Facebook: Russian-Backed Fake Ads May Still Be In Your Facebook Feed


All false. The group bought Facebook ads in an attempt to radicalize American Muslims and simultaneously created other accounts spouting Islamophobic messages to turn other citizens against them. Trump and White House aides have denied any collusion with Russian Federation. On Monday, Facebook's vice president for policy and communications, Elliot Schrage, said an estimated 10 million people in the United States saw at least one of the 3,400 political ads bought by accounts linked to the ... Read More »

In the Moment: Instagram and Facebook to sync stories


That said, it now remains to be seen whether rolling out this feature helps Facebook increase the number of Facebook Story users or not. Or, you can just go for the option to simply answer if the story doesn't require explanation. 'We're always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you'. The wider rollout of the feature isn't really a huge surprise considering Facebook owns Instagram. Read More »

Google announces Google Home Mini


It also supports touch control for performing different actions. To begin with, the Google Home Mini is available in color choices of Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. Coming first to United States, but then UK and other countries from early next year. The device also lets you share your VR experience with friends and family by streaming the content you're seeing to Chromecast enabled TVs so others can watch alongside for a more social experience. Read More »

Huawei Honor 9i with four cameras launched in India at Rs 17999


The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back just below the vertical dual camera setup. The rear of the Honor 9i has a 16 MP + 2 MP lens while a 13 MP + 2 MP duo sit at the front. It is a dual sim device with dual standby support. The smartphone offers Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC. Read More »

Charlotte Church marries boyfriend Jonny Powell


Singer Charlotte Church and Jonny Powell have tied the knot in a secret ceremony after seven years of dating. Congrats to Johnny and Charlotte on the news of their wedding! 'They wanted to keep things low-key and swore all guests to secrecy. Read More »

Google Reveals New Home Mini Powered By Google Assistant

It has a white polycarbonate casing and a custom "acoustically transparent" fabric speaker grille that's available in Chalk or Charcoal. It is created to be used on its side, but thanks to some helpful magnets it can be stood up too. Powered by dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers which Google says make the Max as much as 20 times more powerful than the original Google Home . The Home Mini looks very much like a small-sized Google Home device . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ties for best smartphone camera, says DxOMark

The catch is, of course, you will have to spend a pretty penny with the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. DxOMark , a leading source for independent image quality testing, has given a photo score of 100/100 and video score of 84/100 to the Samsung Galaxy Note making it the highest rated smartphone in Android and a close competitor of iPhone 8 Plus with the exact same ratings. Read More »

Google Clips is a wearable camera that learns to take great pictures


The Google Clips camera is palm-sized, light enough to fit in a pocket. The company said it uses machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to automatically recognize and take pictures of subjects that are important to users. Those phones are now oddly limited; Google says it needs a device running Android 7.0 or better, but the company specifically lists only the Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7, and Samsung Galaxy S8 as being compatible. Read More »

Walmart shoppers checking out Whole Foods Market


Amazon's internet-breaking purchase of Whole Foods took effect on August 28, and since then, the grocery store giant has been slashing its prices. But Trader Joe's arguably has even more to worry about. In 2014, inspired by the growing success of Whole Foods and record sales of pesticide-free produce, Wal-Mart embarked on a nationwide expansion of its organics selection. Read More »

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism over Sirte gaffe as 'ridiculous'


Mr Johnson , whose keynote conference speech on Tuesday will be keenly scrutinised for signs of disloyalty, insisted on Monday evening that he is in complete agreement with the vision for Brexit set out by Mrs May. The country has since descended into chaos, with thousands of casualties. He said Libya was an "incredible country" with "bone-white sands, attractive sea, Caesar's Palace - obviously, you know, the real one". Read More »

Amazon is back with more discounts on gadgets


Amazon Great Indian Festival has begun on 4 October and will go on till 8 October. While we already know the best deals that Amazon is offering , the details of the Flipkart sale are still sparse, though all that should change at midnight. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Set to Launch in India on October 10

As far as specifications are concerned, the Mi MIX 2 flaunts a 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) display with 403ppi pixel density. Finally, an Mi MIX 2 phone for India. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, the device comes equipped with a 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, 4-axis OIS and f/2.0 aperture along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Read More »

YUM: It's National Taco Day, so eat up!


Applebee's - Enjoy a $1 Dollarita with your taco. Taco John's features specials like Taco Tuesday and discounted breakfast burritos on Wake Up Wednesday! October 4 isn't just the day after Mean Girls Day. In order to receive a free taco, simply present the coupon available on Taco John's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat pages-as well as on Taco John's website and major coupon sites-and your taco is on the house. Read More »

Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece noise issue with iOS update


Apple's new iOS update is fixing the issue of crackling sound that was reported during calls, especially when using the earpiece. With iOS 11 .0.2 release, Apple simply smacked all the bugs face by users so far. Apple has already begun testing a version of iOS 11 .1 - yet another update to the problem-hit operating system - which is expected to be released in the near future. Read More »

Insta360 Pro lets anyone shoot their own Street View images


Google first announced its Street View-ready program in May, which allowed enthusiasts with equipment that meets its certifications for mobile, auto, virtual reality, and workflow to submit their own data. TechCrunch said that the first of these entrants is Insta360's Pro camera, which shoots five frames per second in 360-degree 8K, complete with real-time image stabilization. Read More »

Range Rover Sport announced, P400e hybrid confirmed for Australia


The Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid, badged as the P400e, comes with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine producing 221kW, paired with an 85kW electric motor. With a fast-charging 32 amp wall box, it'll recharge in two hours and 45 minutes. The big news is the twin-screen Touch Pro Duo infotainment system fitted to the Range Rover Velar has made its way into the Range Rover Sport, with the lower screen accommodating heating, air conditioning, off-road and driving mode ... Read More »

HTC's Android One U11 life specs leaked: Comes with IP67 rating


According to a Tweet by a LlabTooFeR , which has a good record of leaks when it comes to HTC smartphones, says that the new smartphone will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. These combinations are 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage space and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage space. However, there is still some hope as the Snapdragon 630 is an efficient chipset and good software optimization could allow HTC to extract decent battery life. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront II official beta trailer released


If all this wasn't enough Star Wars action, the upcoming current-gen Star Wars Battlefront 2 will soon be receiving a multiplayer beta , allowing fans to sample the game before making the decision to purchase. At least for the time being until Battlefront 2 is properly up and running. Ultimately, the fact that Battlefront 2's servers are back online could be a good thing for Star Wars fans in more ways than one. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalling 710000 SUVs over braking issues


They are aware of a single incident but there are no reported injuries. The affected vehicles are 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. "However, customers may experience excessive brake pedal firmness", FCA added. The issue may also cause the a warning light on the dash to come on, or the anti-lock brake system could activate. Read More »