• Expect at least two new BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, says TCL
Expect at least two new BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, says TCL

That fits in well with the Bronze Edition's target markets of Europe, Middle East and Asia, but right now, it seems unlikely that the dual-SIM variant will make its way to the US. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and can be updated to Android 8 .0 oreo in near future. "It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our a...

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  • Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range
Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range

Well, we can understand this decision from Kia because there is not much to say about the performance of the Niro EV. A Human Machine Interface for the infotainment and heating lets drivers control it by swiping a touchpad area on the steering wheel, while the vehicle can understand voice recognition and, if it does not identify the driver, can...

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  • BYTON electric SUV concept debuts at CES, arrives in 2019
BYTON electric SUV concept debuts at CES, arrives in 2019

In some ways, the Byton Concept is interesting because it's nearly normal, especially for a "Concept", with styling which looks more like a production auto than a flight of fancy, and "sensible" promises on performance and range. Pricing for the base 71 kWh model will start around $45,000. When it launches next year the model will feature Level 3...

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  • LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away
LG's 65-Inch OLED TV Can Be Rolled Up, Hidden Away

So far, LG hasn't released more details about the display, but we expect them to be out as soon as CES 2018 begins later this week. That was much more of a tech demo than what this looks to be, just showing off the idea of a display that can be rolled up instead of how it might actually be used in practice.

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  • CES 2018: Samsung Announces Revamped Notebook 7 Spin And Notebook 9
CES 2018: Samsung Announces Revamped Notebook 7 Spin And Notebook 9

The Notebook 9 Pen's design is nothing to write home about, with its generic-looking aluminum base and uninspired curved edges, but it is really, really portable. It has a backlit keyboard, precision touchpad, and a fingerprint sensor. Both the Notebook 9 Pen and the Notebook 9 will be available in the USA in the first quarter of 2018.

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  • Longford to endure freezing temperatures as Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' warning
Longford to endure freezing temperatures as Met Éireann issues 'Status Orange' warning

Motorists are advised to take particular caution. "Slow down and leave yourself more time to reach your destination". Frost will clear, and most places will have a bright start with sunshine. Moderate southeast winds. Becoming milder. Met Éireann meteorologist Liz Gavin told breakingnews.ie : "Tonight it's actually going to turn very cold, we ...

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  • Microsoft Rolling Out Emergency Patches To Compensate For CPU Flaws
Microsoft Rolling Out Emergency Patches To Compensate For CPU Flaws

Ironically, that would also have happened during CES, which would have been a benefit to these companies - especially the chip makers - as most eyes would be focused elsewhere as the updates happened. However, security researcher Kevin Beaumont has created a public spreadsheet that may help IT admins prepare for installing Microsoft's mitigations...

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  • Intel officially announces Kaby Lake with Radeon RX Vega M graphics
Intel officially announces Kaby Lake with Radeon RX Vega M graphics

The obvious solution was to team up and build a new kind of chip that incorporates the best from both companies. Intel is offering two configuration for the new chip. If Intel really want to give Nvidia a bloody nose on the gaming laptop front then they need to be more aggressive on pricing than they have been in the past.

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  • Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin
Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin

The ultrabook has also upgraded its 13.3-inch screen to 14-inch, although still with a 1080p resolution. Finally, Acer also unveiled its new "Chromebook 11" which for the first time will incorporate USB-C ports. The convertible laptop goes on sale in February with starting prices of $599 (or approx Rs 37,995). The Orion 9000 Series is a powerful ...

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  • Here's everything that works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
Here's everything that works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

They have been selling like insane and no one really knew at what rate until Google just let us know. It was up for sale at just $29 during sale days in early December. In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market.

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  • Firefox v57.0.4 Released With Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre Attacks
Firefox v57.0.4 Released With Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre Attacks

Researchers say one of the bugs, called Meltdown, affects almost every processor it's made since the mid-1990s. The patches mitigate two security bugs (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) collectively referred to as Spectre. "As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time", the researchers said, explaining why they chose to call the ...

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  • Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops
Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

The company is continuing its support with the launch of the new Chromebook 11, a budget-friendly device that features USB Type-C ports. They are all driven by Intel Celeron processors. Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy content and do even more with the new Acer Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play. Availability w...

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  • Google Announces Google Pay, a Unified Brand for its Payment Platforms
Google Announces Google Pay, a Unified Brand for its Payment Platforms

Over the past year, we've been working to make these experiences simpler, safer, and more consistent. If you use Google's products, there's a good chance the company already has a copy your credit card details stored somewhere - in your Chrome browser's autofill settings, gathering dust in a Google Wallet, or inside Android Pay.

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  • Amazon is making a major play for Windows PCs
Amazon is making a major play for Windows PCs

This is still going ahead, with the Alexa app integration forming a separate strategy from manufacturers. They have included far-field voice recognition so the assistant always responds to your voice, similarly to Microsoft's standard Cortana experience.

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  • Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA
Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA

Nintendo Switch was the biggest leap by Nintendo which not only transformed the outlook of a portable gaming console but merged the feature of co-op play as well as a widescreen support into a small cute little box. In the USA, more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55 percent own the Legend of Zelda...

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  • Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit
Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit

With the recharge of Rs. 198, users now get 1.5GB data per day for 28 days, bringing the total to 42GB. And it seems that Reliance Jio will continue to rollout cheap data plans to claim its supremacy in the Indian telecom market. Under the plan, Jio will offer 84GB of data for 84 days. Starting with Airtel's revised tariff plans, it's most popu...

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  • Limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White lands with a Stormtrooper look
Limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White lands with a Stormtrooper look

OnePlus's website misleadingly suggests the Sandstone White OnePlus 5T's price is $499, but a OnePlus spokesperson confirmed that it's $559 (the MSRP listed in the press release). The iconic notification switch is a ripe, saturated red color, and it shows up extremely well against the black and white theme. There's also a splash of colour in t...

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  • Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit
Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

But now it needs to deal with Wixen's lawsuit. It was recently learned that Wixen Music Publishing filed a case in California against the Sweden-based music streaming giant. Other musicians signed under Wixen include Missy Elliot, Janis Joplin, and The Beach Boys. Spotify was recently served a lawsuit that demanded up to $1.6 billion in com...

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  • Is the iPhone XL Apple's secret weapon for 2018?
Is the iPhone XL Apple's secret weapon for 2018?

The new battery scheme was supposed to kick off in late January but Apple recently announced that the replacements could commence immediately. That's because Apple began throttling performance of these devices with aging batteries in an iOS update previous year as a solution to iPhones shutting down unexpectedly during peak performance.

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  • CES 2018: LG is putting robots in hotels
CES 2018: LG is putting robots in hotels

The new CLOi robots will, of course, be rolling around at CES 2018 next week to scout for potential customers. With the CLOi line (pronounced KLOH-ee), the three robots share a similar design with a squat, barrel body topped by a circular face-like interface display, and it is purely the programming that distinguishes one from another.

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