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Sonos' killer alternative HomePod deal is live

Squeezed into that small body, a custom subwoofer is joined by an array of seven beam-forming tweeters to provide the high frequency, supposedly with the added benefit of directional control. There are some huge problems with Apple's proposition that limit HomePod's potential appeal . Its smart home control capabilities are strong, though.

Google adds audio books on Play Store; here's how to get them

For now, the Google Assistant integration with audiobooks is available on Android phones and smart speakers globally in English. Based on a demo of Google Play audiobooks I saw, it looks like Google has gotten most of the basics down.

Klopp wants Liverpool to do more than preserve unbeaten run

According to Manchester Evening News , Jurgen said: "No Liverpool player of this squad would leave - and not just because we say it but due to their commitment to the club". We have a few problems with players feeling ill or unwell. Swansea are normally boring at home and in five of their last six home games there have been fewer than two-and-a-half goals scored.

But Tim Cook doesn't recommend they do

This is because performance spikes can require more power than an old battery is capable of providing, which can result in a phone shutting down completely. The CEO maintains, however, that Apple "don't recommend" users take advantage of the ability to disable the slowdown. He said: "If you don't want it, you can turn it off".

Ford confirms high-performance Mustang Shelby GT500 production for 2019

Yet there's no such thing as a flawless product, and the new, 2019 Bullitt Mustang has a handful of (admittedly small) issues that, we feel, detract from its excellence. Classic-looking they are not, and they threaten to distract from the model's sharp Torq Thrust wheels. Finally, the most important upgrades of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt package are the go-fast bits.

Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week

The bug can be activated on somebody's device by simply sending them a message containing a link, which is included in Masri's tweet . It's also possible for chaiOS to wreak havoc with macOS, as there are reports of it crashing the Safari web browser.

Alleged Moto G6 Plus prototype unit pictures leaked online

The image is in line with previously leaked press render of the device. The report further mentions that Motorola's next-gen lineup of smartphones including the Moto G7, Moto E6, and Lenovo K9 will also come with iPhone X-like notch up front.

Amazon Echo Spot review

The e-commerce giant said that the Echo Spot is officially available to purchase outside the US, with preorders one in the Germany and United Kingdom the Echo Spot includes the features you love about Alexa into a stylish and compact device.

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025's 16 EV plan

Like its sister brand, Kia proposes a variety of electric, hydrogen and autonomous vehicles. Kia debuted different cockpits demonstrating technology for the Niro EV concept . Another cockpit showcases a feature that allows rear passengers to listen to different music from front passengers, made possible by noise-cancellation technology creating two separate zones in the auto.

Acer Announces New Chromebook 11 CB311

Chrome OS is moving ahead nicely this CES with this time Acer announcing a brand new Chromebook coming to market this year. Also, both Chromebook models include the 7th gen Intel Celeron N processors. It comes with an HDR webcam for video calling and has dual stereo speakers with an integrated microphone. Customers can stay connected to their network with fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.

Google brings Android Pay and Google Wallet together under Google Pay banner

Companies from Airbnb to HungryHouse are in the process of implementing the new brand, so you'll likely see it pop up at more sites and retailers over the coming weeks. It never made much sense for the universal Android-supporting mobile payment app to coexist with the slowly dying Google Wallet , and at long last, Mountain View seems to agree.

"NVIDIA BFGD 65" Monitor 4K, 120Hz, HDR and G-Sync | CES2018

Which Nvidia are calling Big Format Gaming Displays or BFGDs . Well, NVIDIA , and its partners (HP, ASUS , and Acer ), certainly seems to think so, because it has just announced the 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) with HDR , G-SYNC, with an NVIDIA SHIELD built-in.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is actually the Redmi Note 5

The two-day New Year and Christmas sale will start at 12 pm on 20 December in India. The Xiaomi India MD also said that the company has notched up record sales this year in India, including sales of four million handsets in the one month period of Diwali, which is the first-ever for any smartphone brand in India.

Samsung unveils Galaxy A8 (2018) along with upgraded Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Rear camera: Both the phones have a 16-megapixel rear sensor with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording. The A8 has a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen and A8+ will come with 6-inch Super AMOLED screen .

Samsung Notebook 9 Revealed Ahead of 2018 Launch

Inside, the Notebook 9 Pen offers an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor powering a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) RealView touchscreen with 450 nits of brightness, backed by up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and as much as 512GB of NVMe solid-state storage (SSD) under a backlit keyboard and Microsoft Precision touchpad.

YouTube reportedly plans new paid music streaming service

No pricing details have been confirmed as yet. YouTube and Google has released a lot of music related products including Google Play Music , YouTube Music Key and the video-focused YouTube Red . Now reports suggest YouTube is about to revamp its offering with a new service called Remix . Publishers, labels and artists alike have long accused YouTube and other services of hurting their profits.

Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Available Early

The search giant has added improved neural network API, Pixel visual core support, and hamburger emoji , fixed some touch sensitivity issues and more in Android 8 .1 oreo. It is still unclear whether this update will be available for other devices than the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL devices. Also, the company promised Android Oreo before the end of the year.

Feuding with Amazon, Google pulls YouTube from Fire TV and Echo Show

You'll still have ways to watch YouTube service if it disappears from Amazon's Fire TV streaming device. The power being thrown around by these two giants is the type of conduct that has some talking about the need to break them up by way of anti-trust action.

Google intros Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level phones

Now, the latest version of this Android has been shipped by Google in the form of " Android Oreo (Go Edition)". Speaking about language, the Google Go app also lets users switch and see search results in different languages. With Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), Google said people will be able to quickly send messages, make calls or set alarms, with their voice and a single touch of the screen.

Clemson, Alabama matchup a 'home run' for Allstate Sugar Bowl

Georgia and Oklahoma will play in the Rose Bowl in the other semifinal. No. 1 Clemson (12-1) defeated No. 4 Alabama (11-1) in last year's championship game after losing to the Tide in the previous season's title game. Oklahoma's resume only improved since then, with wins over Oklahoma State, TCU (twice, including in the Big 12 Championship), and West Virginia. Clemson entered selection day with eight wins over teams with a.500 or better record, including victories over Auburn and ...

Microsoft Announces Massive Redmond Campus Expansion And Up To 8000 New Workers

With Apple's new UFO campus just completed, and Amazon running a weird version of The Batchelorette where cities compete for a multi-billion-dollar headquarters , Microsoft was left feeling all left out. The space will be divided into what it calls "team neighborhoods". In their place, and in the acres around them, 18 new buildings will rise, with flexible floor plans meant to foster collaboration, inspiration, and accessibility.

New BMW i8 Roadster revealed alongside updated i8 Coupe

That's thanks, too, to a unique hybrid all-wheel-drive system in which the gas engine drives the rear wheels while an electric motor drives the fronts. That allows for a 9-kW/12-hp increase of the electric motor's peak output, which is now 105 kW (143 hp). The 2019 i8 Roadster doesn't look that different from the coupe, other than the different top and the fact that the two rear seats have been removed.

Samsung Galaxy A5 And Its Infinity Display Leaked

That means the Galaxy S9 will be a captivating device, or that it should be disregarded because it's a minor development over the Galaxy S8 . And the phone appears to have a curved edges like the Galaxy S8 and S8 +. We've got a roundup of the best Black Friday smartphone deals , including great offers on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone X . With the Galaxy S8, Samsung has removed the physical home button, it is one of the significant change introduced in the Samsung Galaxy ...

Tencent Passes Facebook in Market Valuation

China's Tencent just became the first Asian company to crack the illustrious US$500 billion (S$678 billion) club. Despite its phenomenal growth, Tencent is way behind the world's most valuable company, Apple, which is now valued at $873bn.

Apple aware of cold weather affecting iPhone X touch input

But it's certainly nice to hear Apple is on top of things , even though technically we have no timeline for the "upcoming software update", which may or may not coincide with an iOS 11.1.2 maintenance effort. The problem is not common, and only a few users have reported the issue. The support document does not mention screen freezing specifically, and based on Apple's response to the issue, it appears the iPhone X is suffering a different (albeit similar) kind of ailment.

Google Store starts shipping the pre-orders of Pixel Buds

What do you think of the Pixel 2's problems? Apparently, attempting to pull up Google Assistant while you're using a pair of Bluetooth headphones will result in the audio notification to let you know Assistant is listening, but then when you begin to talk, it doesn't actually register anything.

Google launches Files Go Beta for offline sharing and file management

As of now, it is unclear when the full version of the app will be released. Besides, the Files tab also lets you Send and Receive files offline through a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. You can select individual items or everything and hit the delete button at the bottom to free up storage. For those who use Shareit, you will find File Go app similar to it.

New iPads could add Face ID and lose the Home button

Samsung is already making the OLED displays for the iPhone X , and the company also makes the OLED displays for its Galaxy tablets and the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book convertible. It is much more hard to produce large quantities of OLED panels than it is to manufacture LCDs. Read the full report from Bloomberg . Bloomberg says that the majority of display suppliers don't have the ability to make OLED panels for the iPad, with only Samsung Display being the exception.

Apple's $120M patent award upheld by court

A jury awarded Apple $ 120 million and Samsung $160,000 in May 2014 but the case has been bouncing through the appeals system for the past three years. However, with the Supreme Court too, ruling against Samsung, the Korean smartphones giant has literally run out of options. A week later, Apple asked a USA court to force Samsung to cough up $180 million more.

The Koenigsegg Agera RS hit 284 miles per hour

It was commented that the tyres still looked brand new after the runs, but Michelin are now working on a more capable tyre, which will be used by Bugatti to test the true top speed of the Chiron , which is now limited to 261mph. It managed the feat in 37.28 seconds, 26.88 seconds of which were used to reach the top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph). The Koenigsegg Agera RS achieved the new record on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are also tires that regular customers can purchase.