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Technology Google offering credit promo on Pixel 2 XL and free 18W charger
Author: 0 Google offering credit promo on Pixel 2 XL and free 18W charger

The offer is that the user will give payment for 24 months and will get a cashback of $200. Notably, the issue seems to be affected only to the Google Pixel 2 XL as no Pixel 2 users have reported to face such an issue. If you opt for the deal, that means you will be paying $649 for the 64GB option and $749 for the 128GB model. However, Google will be sending a $200 statement credit after two billing cycles, which comes much faster than other similar offers that distribute the rebate across ...

Technology Google introduces 'Shopping Actions' to compete with Amazon
Author: 0 Google introduces 'Shopping Actions' to compete with Amazon

Daniel Alegre, Google's president for retail and shopping, told Reuters exclusively. "We see ourselves as part of a solution for retailers to be able to drive better transactions. Google said Shopping Actions not only can bring up relevant goods, but also can do so at the times when a given consumer is most likely to buy them.

Technology Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference begins June 4
Author: 0 Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference begins June 4

The company uses the event to galvanise the software developers that write apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs. For the second year in a row, Apple will hold the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, as opposed to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where the company used to regularly hold the event.

Technology Amazon's Alexa letting Out Eerie Laugh
Author: 0 Amazon's Alexa letting Out Eerie Laugh

Several people who own Amazon's Echo speakers have reported a unusual bug: The Alexa voice assistant has been laughing for apparently no reason. Once there, select the specific device, and then tap on the Follow-Up Mode toggle to turn it on. The blue light will go out as usual to show that Alexa is no longer listening.

Technology Google Maps Mario Kart: How to Get Nintendo Navigation
Author: 0 Google Maps Mario Kart: How to Get Nintendo Navigation

To celebrate its iconic mascot Mario "and his many awesome fans" around the world, Nintendo has announced that it has teamed up with Google to bring its beloved character to Google Maps . Celebrate in anyway you wish by playing your favorite Mario games, watching the Mario Bros. movie or throwing a themed Mario Party! Over the years, the Super Mario game itself has evolved from 32-bit cassette games to high-end Nintendo consoles, PCs and mobile phones.

Technology 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

Some Windows 10 users will now see this screen. That is why the Redmond giant has chose to include Windows 10 S in every Windows 10 version through a special S Mode which will arrive with an upcoming update. Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs.

Technology Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe
Author: 0 Adviser to UAE crown prince reportedly cooperating in Mueller probe

He said the objective of the meeting was for a Trump representative to meet with a Russian official close to President Vladimir Putin to discuss relations between the two nations. Prince has sharply disputed that account, saying he did not present himself as a representative of the incoming administration. Investigators now suspect that the Seychelles meeting may have been one of the first efforts to establish such a line of communications between the two governments, these people said.

Technology Get ready for Google Lens, Android users!
Author: 0 Get ready for Google Lens, Android users!

I had some time to test out Google Lens feature on the Pixel 2 XL , and it seemed like a more advanced version of the Google Goggles app that the company had come out with much before Lens. These features are part of the Google Assistant , where the camera is used to scan and identify the object or place. If you are an Android user and have Google Photos installed, get ready to experience Lens.

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Author: 0 "Marvel's Luke Cage" Season 2 Teaser Reveals Release Date for Netflix Series

And you definitely can't break me. Since early 2015 Netflix and Marvel have been creating standalone seasons for each of the heroes mentioned, as well as a 8-episode run of The Defenders seeing all four team up to protect New York City. The teaser doesn't give much away about the story of the new season itself but it does show that the stakes are higher now for Cage. Last year, Iron Fist Season 1 was released on March 17, The Defenders Season 1 was made available on August 18, and ...

Technology Ubisoft details Far Cry 5 post launch content
Author: 0 Ubisoft details Far Cry 5 post launch content

The publisher is planning a bevy of post-launch content that'll take players on fantastic adventures. Players will be dropped into war-torn Vietnam and forced to fight Vietcong, save friends and get out while they still can. No final details regarding dates have been announced for each of Far Cry 5's DLC releases, but players can reserve their copies by purchasing the Season Pass for $29.99.

Technology Apple Is Readying A Pair Of High-End Over-Ear Headphones
Author: 0 Apple Is Readying A Pair Of High-End Over-Ear Headphones

However, people familiar with the plans indicate that the company has faced development challenges that might push back the release. Apple's AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. With the extremely popular AirPods and newly released HomePod, Apple has swiftly invaded the audio industry. However, given the strength of the Beats headphone name, the company will likely keep that brand while developing a different new one for the new headphones.

Technology Google Slapped With Another Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against White And Asian Men
Author: 0 Google Slapped With Another Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against White And Asian Men

The lawsuit, filed in January in California's San Mateo County Superior Court, claims Wilberg was sacked by Google in retaliation for complaining to human resources about the company's hiring practices , the news agency reported. Wilberg's suit, filed January 29, states that he worked for seven years at Google, including time on the team for tech staffing at YouTube , the company's video-streaming unit.

Technology Amazon acquires smart doorbell maker Ring, reportedly for over $1 billion
Author: 0 Amazon acquires smart doorbell maker Ring, reportedly for over $1 billion

In a move that will further consolidate its presence in the home technology and delivery market, Amazon is set to acquire video doorbell-maker Ring . Ring makes WiFi enabled doorbells equipped with cameras that detect when someone is at the door. It has just been last December that it had acquired Blink , a company that specializes in the development of connected doorbells.

Technology Asus Zenfone 5 Lite Goes Official with Four Cameras & Face Unlock
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5 Lite Goes Official with Four Cameras & Face Unlock

There is also a wide-angle lens that offers a 120-degree field of view enabling you to capture expanded landscapes and easier group shots in cramped up spaces. The company is also touting a Face Unlock feature. By using the term "AI" as a stand-in for "smart", Asus empties it of any meaning. Additionally, the device can be used as a portable power bank to charge other devices as well.

Technology Super Mario Odyssey expansion launches
Author: 0 Super Mario Odyssey expansion launches

Luigi's Balloon World doesn't seem to have such restrictions, with the only requirement listed being that the player has to find Luigi in each Kingdom. After completing one round you will get to check out brand new outfits for Mario to wear. The two new Snapshot filters, meanwhile, are Coin and Neon.

Technology Mobile Galaxy J3 2018 leaks out with Android Oreo
Author: 0 Mobile Galaxy J3 2018 leaks out with Android Oreo

United States buyers will likely be significantly paying more for an S9+ than they would for the homegrown iPhone X ($999), unless Samsung prices the phone more aggressively across the Atlantic. The teaser page tips that the company will come up with many major upgrades on the camera front of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 +. As per leaks, the new smartphone is now codenamed "polaris" and will include the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

Technology Spanish satellite launch postponed twice this week by SpaceX
Author: 0 Spanish satellite launch postponed twice this week by SpaceX

SpaceX will send the Falcon 9 rocket into space today, carrying a Spanish satellite along with two smaller experimental satellites, the latter a part of Elon Musk's mission to provide space-based internet service. As per the previous report, initially, the Falcon 9 was scheduled to blast off from a launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on 18th February.

Technology Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing All 66 Aboard
Author: 0 Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing All 66 Aboard

Emergency service personnel and a rescue helicopter search for the plane that crashed in a mountainous area of central Iran, on Monday. Todd Curtis, founder of the website AirSafe.com said Iran was able to keep its planes flying despite sanctions that made it more hard to buy parts or new aircraft, but that the aviation sector was not able to benefit from working with others in the industry from around the world.

Technology Amazon Squeezes More Benefits Out of Whole Foods
Author: 0 Amazon Squeezes More Benefits Out of Whole Foods

For some Amazon customers, the company's Whole Foods acquisition is the gift that keeps on giving. It seems one group who aren't pleased about Amazon's takeover is the Whole Food employees themselves. Two weeks ago, Amazon began offering free two hour delivery from Whole Foods stores in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach to its Prime members.

Technology All you need to know about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Author: 0 All you need to know about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Well that might be changing, because now the Galaxy S9 leaks are drying up we're starting to hear more about Uhssp. The report reveals that the Galaxy S9 will feature a 12-megapixel sensor with the variable aperture so that users will be able to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4.

Technology Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS
Author: 0 Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

It appears that Ultimate Performance mode may only be available when a laptop is plugged in (or not on laptops at all), as Sarkar notes that the "power policy is now not available on battery powered systems". The new plan, which users can select as soon as they update to the newest version of Windows 10, will prioritize performance over energy efficiency, and will consume more power as a result.

Technology USGS: 7.2 quake measured in south, central Mexico
Author: 0 USGS: 7.2 quake measured in south, central Mexico

According to the US Geological Survey , the natural disaster was measured 7.5 on the Richter scale 4 km south of Pinotepa de Don Luis with the epicenter at a depth of 10 km, Xinhua reported. In Mexico City , tall buildings swayed for more than a minute as seismic alarms sounded, with older structures in the chic Condesa neighborhood knocking into each other, and some cracks appearing in plaster and paintwork.

Technology Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 official renders leak
Author: 0 Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 official renders leak

Notably, the Nokia 7 + will be an Android One smartphone which means you will get stock Android (likely Android Oreo ) with timely updates for at least two years. The Nokia 7 Plus is shown in white in the image with orange accents around the dual rear camera. The Nokia 1 is expected to come with an HD display of unknown size.

Technology Sea of Thieves Releases PC Specs
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves Releases PC Specs

The assertion doesn't carry over into microtransactions, sadly. Rare made the point that in many other games of this nature, players often simply stick with the default skin. "Going onto Google Trends and looking at Sea of Thieves and watching the spikes throughout the development of the game and seeing where it's at now".

Technology HTC's smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns
Author: 0 HTC's smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns

HTC said Chang's resignation is not expected to impact the company's operations since the smartphone brand recently completed an internal business restructuring by appointing five managing directors to supervise its smartphone and artificial virtual operations in Taiwan, the Americas, Europe, North Asia and China.

Technology Apple Assures Customers their Phones Are Safe Despite Code Leak
Author: 0 Apple Assures Customers their Phones Are Safe Despite Code Leak

When the code finally made its way to GitHub , the situation spiralled out of control considerably, though Motherboard's source says that Apple was already aware of the leak before it hit the code hosting platform - which isn't surprising given how vigilantly Apple protects its intellectual property.

Technology Tata Motors showcases its electric future
Author: 0 Tata Motors showcases its electric future

Startup Emflux Motors on Thursday showcased at the Auto Expo the prototype of its electric sports bike Emflux One, which is slated to hit Indian roads in April 2019. According to media reports , the scooter houses a 4 kilowatt motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. Hero Electric also unveiled eight of its global products in India, at the expo and the company said it planned to launch these products in a phased manner.

Technology Someone broke Apple's walled garden with a critical iOS code leak
Author: 0 Someone broke Apple's walled garden with a critical iOS code leak

But it gives visibility into what the code does so anyone looking to reverse engineer iOS and write exploits can use this to make their job much easier. These types of jailbreaks used to be common on older versions of iOS, but as Apple has increased the security of their operating system with features such as the Secure Enclave Process chip, it's been more and more hard to unlock phones in this manner.

Technology Intel flaunts their Vaunt and its fricking laser beams
Author: 0 Intel flaunts their Vaunt and its fricking laser beams

Intel's Vaunt concept is certainly a potential avenue that wearable tech can take after the slow uptake of other glasses-based wearables such as Google Glass . In comparison, the Intel Vaunt prototype felt just like normal glasses, and can even come in various styles and will work with prescription lenses.

Technology Limited Edition Lava Red OnePlus 5T goes on sale tomorrow
Author: 0 Limited Edition Lava Red OnePlus 5T goes on sale tomorrow

For now, we've got a few that were made well in advance and a single OnePlus that'll MAYBE come in time for the holiday itself, if you're super lucky. The color, which first launched in other regions at the close of 2017, has been hotly anticipated and we now have a limited number coming to North America and Europe while supplies last.

Technology Week-long winter freeze: United Kingdom braced for -7C
Author: 0 Week-long winter freeze: United Kingdom braced for -7C

It says: "A spell of rain, quickly turning to sleet and snow, will move southeast across the United Kingdom on Monday night and Tuesday, gradually weakening across England and Wales". The Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will affect western parts of the United Kingdom, these frequent in western Scotland and the north of Northern Ireland, where thunder is also possible".

Technology IPhone X bug leaves some users unable to answer calls
Author: 0 IPhone X bug leaves some users unable to answer calls

The Financial Times report suggests that "hundreds" of iPhone X units have been plagued by it. The top-end 256GB variant is up for grabs for Rs 1,00,798, which is now priced at Rs 1,08,930 with the revised post-budget prices. Both the iPhone 8 Plus models have experienced a 2.8% price hike . Similarly, Apple iPhone 7 Plus price starts at Rs 62,840 and goes all the way up to Rs 72,060.

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