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Sci-tech Amazon's Alexa Isn't Working For Most of the Country
Author: 0 Amazon's Alexa Isn't Working For Most of the Country

A report from Yahoo Finance suggests that Amazon is looking to amp up Alexa's translation skills, by also including how to respond to cultural norms. "Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?" Amazon is not the only major tech company that seeks to beef up the translation capabilities of its products.

Sci-tech Apple planning giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model
Author: 0 Apple planning giant high-end iPhone, lower-priced model

While all leaks - especially this early - should be taken with a grain of salt, the flex cable under the digitizer that would connect it to the iPhone's logic board does bear a part number similar to the format used on Apple devices. Gurman says that Apple is testing prototypes of the larger variant with a display resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels. This should keep costs down, making the device more appealing to many customers.

Sci-tech Federal government recalls millions of vehicles
Author: 0 Federal government recalls millions of vehicles

The airbags have been associated with 20 deaths globally, including one death in Australia a year ago. Takata made airbag inflators that caused some airbags to explode sending plastic and metal into the driver and passengers. A list of recalled vehicles can be found on the Product Safety Website . Vehicles assessed as high risk based will be prioritised. Sukkar said the Alpha airbags presented a "serious and immediate risk" to owners.

Author: 0 All banana: Nokia resumes sales of the phone from the Matrix

In addition to announcing the Nokia 8 Sirocco , Nokia 6 (2018 ), Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G at Mobile World Congress ( MWC) 2018 yesterday, HMD had also announced the Nokia 7 Plus , which we're here to take a closer look at. Expect 17 days of standby time, or 9 days worth of talk time on a single charge. Next was the turn of the Nokia 1 . As far as the specification of this phone are concerned, the device sports a 5.5-inch QHD pOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels of screen ...

Author: 0 The new ASUS ZenFone 5 unveiled

Specifically, the company unveiled the ZenFone 5Z , ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite . The Asus ZenFone 5's shiny surface on the back will catch a lot of fingerprint smudges. There's also support for RAW. There is also DTS Headphone: X for 7.1 channel surround sound. The only details known are that two of the smartphones to be launched would be named the Asus ZenFone 5 Lite and the Asus ZenFone 5 Max.

Sci-tech ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita
Author: 0 ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita

There are three galleries included down there, one for each of these smartphones. Below are the detailed specifications of each device . The ZTE Blade V9 Vita is the cheap and light alternative to the normal-sized V9 with dimensions of 146.8 x 68.7 x 7.6mm.

Sci-tech The Witcher 2 Coming Soon To Xbox One X Enhanced Program - Rumor
Author: 0 The Witcher 2 Coming Soon To Xbox One X Enhanced Program - Rumor

ResetEra users also suggest that Albert Penello, from Xbox team, shared on Twitter that "more" games are "coming soon" as part of the enhanced for Xbox One X portfolio. It's a question worth asking. Please note that you'll have to restart the game after changing graphics settings . At the time of writing, Microsoft have made more than 460 Xbox 360 games available to play on Xbox One with a further 11 Xbox 360 games being Xbox One X Enhanced titles.

Sci-tech Apple is creating medical clinics to offer employees healthcare and test products
Author: 0 Apple is creating medical clinics to offer employees healthcare and test products

The new primary care group will initially only serve Apple's employees in Santa Clara County, where its headquarters are located, according to CNBC and will start out with the two clinics. "Candidates must have an appreciation for the patient experience and passion for wellness and population health - integrating best clinical practices and technology in a manner that drives patient engagement".

Sci-tech Chat replay, automatic captions, location tags
Author: 0 Chat replay, automatic captions, location tags

YouTube has announced a raft of new features that should help improve livestreaming for creators as well as viewers. Don't expect these captions to be 100 percent flawless with no lag, but YouTube's live automatic speech recognition technology offers "error rates and latency approaching industry standards".

Sci-tech Apple will store some iCloud encryption keys in China
Author: 0 Apple will store some iCloud encryption keys in China

Human rights advocates are concerned that the move would enable the Chinese government to further infringe the privacy of its netizens. While Apple has always hosted iCloud keys in the United States - thus making it necessary to involve the US justice system in any requests for user data - the company said it must comply with China's new laws requiring the data to be stored locally if it wants to continue operating in the country.

Sci-tech Metal Gear Survive enters United Kingdom chart at #6, but…
Author: 0 Metal Gear Survive enters United Kingdom chart at #6, but…

Perhaps Metal Gear Survive's development team long for the old glory days of Kojima Productions or something. Fortunately, that means that we have people poring over what content is in the game to find easter eggs, with a hilarious self-dunk present in some of the opening moments.

Sci-tech Facebook Removes Violent Videogames from CPAC Booth After Public Criticism
Author: 0 Facebook Removes Violent Videogames from CPAC Booth After Public Criticism

But the optics were bad: It's been just over a week since the horrifying mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead. Unless Facebook is charging CPAC attendees $5 to play & donating that money to gun safety organizations, this might be one demo to pull given circumstances.

Sci-tech Samsung Max App With Data Saving and Privacy Protection Features Released
Author: 0 Samsung Max App With Data Saving and Privacy Protection Features Released

It achieves this by compressing images and video as well as music files and web pages where possible. Samsung Max is effectively the same as Opera Max , though the Korean technology giant said that it will "improve" the data-saving and privacy-protection modes, and it has also given the interface and UX a bit of a spit shine.

Sci-tech After Border Wall Dipsute, Peña Nieto Ditches Plans To Meet With Trump
Author: 0 After Border Wall Dipsute, Peña Nieto Ditches Plans To Meet With Trump

Mexico is delaying a meeting between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and President Donald Trump for a second time because Trump refuses to take border wall talks off the table. USA and Mexican officials will continue to talk and work together, the official said. Mexico's foreign ministry said it had nothing to say about the call, other than a statement on February 20 that said Trump had expressed condolences for a helicopter crash in Mexico and both sides had committed to advancing ...

Sci-tech From Nokia 8110 to Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything HMD Global announced today
Author: 0 From Nokia 8110 to Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything HMD Global announced today

Another piece of big news here - Nokia is now an Android One partner. HMD Global is one of those at the forefront with the Nokia 1 , bringing the iconic brand's name back to the budget market segment. There's a removable 1,500mAh battery powering this phone, and you recharge that battery using microUSB. Nokia 8110 is priced at Euro 79 (or approx Rs 6285) and will be made available in May.

Sci-tech Google Assistant to get tighter integration on devices
Author: 0 Google Assistant to get tighter integration on devices

The support will be available in Assistant on both Android and iPhones and Google will expand language support over the coming months. What's more, Alexa is only available in English, German, and Japanese, so the new languages could help Google put some distance between it and Amazon .

Sci-tech Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO
Author: 0 Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO

The San Francisco company claimed 500 million users in 180 countries and $1 billion in annual revenues in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open , without influence or the need to chase traffic.

Sci-tech Waterproof AirPods to be released with voice command feature
Author: 0 Waterproof AirPods to be released with voice command feature

Hands-free Siri use would be a welcome addition, making things easier and more convenient for users. However, the report notes that the water-resistance would just be enough to protect the earphones against "splashes of water and rain", unlike the full submersion, like with the current Apple Watch .

Sci-tech Google Officially Bringing Dark Mode to Android, Could Come with Android P
Author: 0 Google Officially Bringing Dark Mode to Android, Could Come with Android P

Ahead of MWC 2018 , Google has announced that the first smartphone to run Android Oreo (Go edition ) will be unveiled at the tech trade show that officially kicks off on February 26. Another feature Google is updating is Google Lens, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify objects using a phone's camera. Google made a point to note that AR-powered apps using its technology are headed to China, a market where numerous company's services have been banned because of ...

Sci-tech Google sued by former employee over
Author: 0 Google sued by former employee over "wrongful termination"

This is the second time in recent months that Google has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit . Google has another lawsuit related to diversity on its hands. "The anti-discrimination laws are meant to protect marginalized and underrepresented groups- not those who attack them". In his complaint , Chevalier stated that according to HR, the term "White Boys" could be perceived as the generalization about the race or gender.

Author: 0 Final Fantasy 15 PC Has Free Half-Life Content For A Limited Time

While it's a bummer when a PC release of a huge game comes long after its console launch , it looks like Square Enix are working hard to make the wait for Final Fantasy XV on PC worthwhile. Sadly, this seems exclusive to PC and Steam, so don't expect the items in the game's Xbox One and PS4 versions. Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition is due out on March 6.

Sci-tech Microsoft introduces Surface Pro laptop in India starting Rs. 64999
Author: 0 Microsoft introduces Surface Pro laptop in India starting Rs. 64999

The company says it is 50 percent more than the Surface Pro 4 and 35 percent more than Apple's iPad Pro. New tilt functionality detects the angle of the Surface Pen to enable more natural shading. The base variant comes with the Intel Core M3 chipset and the rest are powered by either i5 or i7 SoCs. It is just 8.5mm thin and is packed with upto 7th generation Intel Core processor.

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