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'Lost In Space' Trailer: Danger, Will Robinson

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And though it is still billed as a family program, this Netflix trailer for " Lost In Space " does look pretty damn scary for kids. A TV series gives the characters room to organically evolve and the IP's background storyline room to breath (exploring new worlds, possible universes, etc.). Read More »

BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Looks Like a Proper M Flagship

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Those of us who hero-worshipped the original 8-Series were thrilled to bits when BMW announced its return with the concept shown at Goodwood Festival of Speed last summer, in the Stable Yard. In the same way Range Rover's SV Coupe is trying to reach a new breed of buyer that wants something "different", BMW claims its Concept M8 Gran Coupe wants to appeal to people who want to stand out from the crowd. Read More »

Verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S9? Here Are Impressions so Far

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At first, or even the tenth glance, the front of the Galaxy S9 + looks identical to the the phone that preceded it. You will be sent text and email notifications once the S9 or S9+ is available and then you can go ahead and buy it. There is also a much quicker fingerprint training process on the S9 Plus that seems to make unlocking the device more consistent as well. Along with the launch of Samsung S9 and S9+, it is expected that the company will come out with various schemes and discounts. Read More »

Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition With High-End Headphones

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The company plans to launch the headphones as early as the end of this year, but has faced development challenges that might push back the release, the people said. Interestingly, the report says the headphones will bear the Apple logo. Though the Beats brand has been a money maker for Apple, the company probably thinks that marketing its own brand headphones could be just as lucrative. Read More »

Feature: Hindus celebrate Holi, festival of colors across India

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Often described as a "free-for-all", people gather together in large groups to cover each other in vibrant colored water and powders. It also signifies the victory of good over evil. It is also celebrated in Nepal and south Asia. Later in the evening people will visit their friends and family. "Witness the beauty of the great cupid festival which excites curiosity...everything is coloured yellowish red and rendered dusty by the heaps of scented powder blown all over", Mr Harsha wrote. Read More »

Alexa Loses Her Voice in Widespread Outage

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We have reached out to Amazon for details on what happened and when the digital assistant will be back up and running. Sources familiar with the matter claim that Amazon is "seriously exploring" the possibility of making Alexa more useful across different languages and cultures, according to Yahoo Finance . Read More »

How to watch the Oscars 2018 live in Australia

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Bobette Buster: Americans are entranced by fame in a way other cultures aren't because other cultures have grown up with dynasties and royalty. Guest tickets cost $5 and statuettes were handed out by Douglas Fairbanks, the first host and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences . Read More »

Instant pot sold at Walmart recalled

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This comes after reports from Instant Pot users last month who said they were having the same problem that the recall mentions. The specific cookers contain batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746. The company warned of the issue earlier in the week, but issued the recall Thursday. "If you have an Instant Pot, you should check the number on the bottom of the pot to see if yours has been recalled", says Wallace. Read More »

McLaren's special-edition Senna Carbon Theme hypercar for the Geneva Motor Show

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That's because it combines a gloss Visual Carbon Fiber body with Carbon Black Alcantara interior trim for a striking effect. The Carbon Theme is also the launch vehicle for a new wheel option on the Senna (also surely to trickle down eventually): MSO 7-Spoke, Hybrid Carbon Fiber Wheel is a center-lock wheel made of a forged aluminum spokes and a carbon fiber rim that is up to 10 percent lighter than the standard rim. Read More »

Wisconsin listed among 'compromised' states in 2016 election

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NBC reports Russian hackers breached state websites or voter registration databases in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin ahead of the 2016 elections. Houlton said formerly classified documents shown on the program were based on preliminary information and not validated intelligence on Russian activities. Read More »

ZenFone 5Z: the cheapest way to get Snapdragon 845

In a hands-on with the 5Z after the announcement, we found the device to be identical to its sibling, the ZenFone 5 . At Mobile World Congress ( MWC ), the world's biggest mobile show in Barcelona , Spain, a number of companies showed off their take on the iPhone X , but with substantially lower price tags than Apple's $999 top-end device. Read More »

Apple To Release Its Own High-end Over-ear Headphones

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According to a note from the typically reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities obtained by Apple Insider , the headphones will feature an "all-new" design with higher-quality audio components than those in the current Apple AirPods . Read More »

Final Fantasy XV gets PC demo, Half-Life crossover

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There is a chance that more content past the fourth DLC will also be introduced, though this may just be the developers and publishers of the game keeping the options open in extending the lifespan of " Final Fantasy XV ". All three mentioned episodes provided gameplay from a perspective that is not that of Noctis, the game's protagonists, and it is not yet clear who the next episodes will feature as their central characters. Read More »

Facebook sorry for gaffe over shooting game

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Facebook has apologised for promoting a virtual-reality shooting game at a rightwing event in the U.S. days after fifteen pupils and two teachers were shot dead in a Florida school. The experience comes from Epic Games and is now available for free on Facebook's Oculus Rift. The vice president of VR at Facebook expressed regret for not getting rid of the shooting game at CPAC sooner. Read More »

Molloy Masterclass Inspires Ireland Women To Runaway Victory

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Sexton made it 22-13 with a simple conversion. The game was still in single digits for minutes when Johnny Sexton fired a beautifully crisp, long, flat pass in front of Wales' rush defence, missing out two team-mates and finding the grateful hands of Jacob Stockdale on the wing. Read More »

Ireland's Furlong, Henderson miss out on Wales clash

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For me, I always want to do a really good job and to make sure the girls are my priority. Schmidt has the hard decision as to whom to partner Iain Henderson with in the second-row. "I went up to see Warren, apologised for what had happened and he was brilliant about it, seeing the amusing side and telling me to forget about it and concentrate on Wales winning the Grand Slam". Read More »

Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

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For the time being, neither the Geely Group nor any other company in the Zheijang Geely Holding Group intend to acquire additional shares. Geely, which already owns Volvo Cars and Lotus , has built up a 9.69 per cent stake in Daimler, the German carmaker said in a filing late on Friday. Read More »

Samsung Max app launched; comes with 'Data Saving Mode' and 'Privacy Protection'

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When possible, it can even actively compress images, videos, music files, and webpages in your apps and browser. The app also has the functionality to block background data and data access for any app. Users still running Opera Max will receive an automatic upgrade to Samsung Max starting today. While the Samsung Max by default serves ads, you can choose whether to view ads inside the app or on the lock screen only while your device is plugged in and charging. Read More »

Gartner reports first-ever drop in smartphone market for Q4

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In terms of the major smartphone players, Samsung still retains the top spot with an increased market share of 20.9 percent. Xiaomi sold 28.188 million units of smartphones in the fourth quarter of past year, making up for 6.9 percent of the global market shares. Read More »

Google Assistant gaining 30 new languages, multilingual support, and more

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What's more, Google Assistant will become multilingual later this year, which means you'll be able to speak to it in multiple languages without altering a setting every time you want to switch. Lastly, the Assistant Mobile OEM program from Google that enables OEMs to build deeper integrations between the Assistant and device features. This renders the Google Assistant virtually useless to this demographic. Read More »

Broken Apple devices seeking emergency assistance

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In response, an Apple's spokesperson said this: "We're aware of 911 calls originating from our Elf Grove fix and refurbishment facility". When the dispatchers pick up the phone, they often hear technicians talking about Apple devices in the background, but it's not clear how the calls are being made. Read More »

Airbnb launches Plus, higher-end options that have been personally inspected

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The company said in a statement that Plus is for guests "looking for attractive homes, exceptional hosts and added peace of mind". Ever arrive at an Airbnb and realize it's not as great as it appeared online? Now that Airbnb has grown into a travel platform with 4.5 million offerings in 191 countries, it has become harder for travelers to find exactly what they were looking for, Chesky said. Read More »

Nintendo Switch dlc LEAK, reveals Luigi mode is coming TODAY

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They said that this would arrive sometime in February, but we haven't heard from them since, but fortunately our Australian allies have revealed that we can hide and find balloons this weekend. But that all changes today as more content has been added to the game. The update also includes new outfits and snapshot filters and Nintendo added that more new outfits will be released in the future. Read More »

MWC 2018: what to expect

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The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and offers 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. This smartphone is said to have extremely thin bezels, along with a 2.5D curved glass protection on top. However, a source suggests that the Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor won't be integrated into the display. The sordid tale of the botched Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release has (hopefully) ended today as Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the handset ... Read More »

Internet everywhere: SpaceX launch satellites for wi-fi

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As the SpaceX always tried to reuse some parts of the previously launched rocket, this time also the company has done the same. SpaceX's two prototype satellites, Microsat 2a and 2b, are to be launched as secondary payloads aboard a Falcon 9 rocket set for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday. Read More »

Microsoft Explains Why It Won't Block Mouse And Keyboard On Xbox One

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Microsoft announced that it would be extending its XB1X enhanced program to existing Xbox 360 titles back in October of a year ago - just before the launch of the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. The company has even incorporated vapour chamber for liquid cooling in Xbox One X, which is typically used in top-end PC graphics cards and server computers. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with Snapdragon 835 pays a visit on GFXBench

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He also apparently has renders for one more color , namely the Galaxy S9 in "Titanium Gray". Here's a look at all the leaked specs and features of the incoming Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. The preorders, however, will begin on March 1, while on March 16 the deliveries should begin. The biggest highlight of both the phones is something called " variable aperture " for the cameras. Read More »