• Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

While in the case of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the fingerprint scanner rests in an awkward position next to the camera module, in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + it will reportedly be placed below it so that reaching out to it won't be as frustrating.

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  • Xiaomi takes top two slots on India's list of best-selling 2017 smartphones
Xiaomi takes top two slots on India's list of best-selling 2017 smartphones

A research by Canalys has shown that Xiaomi has turned out to be the highest rated smartphone vendor in the Indian market leaving behind all other including Samsung . Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung which was the market leader in the previous quarter. Nevertheless, Doshi points to Samsung's strengths, such as "far superior" R&D and a bette...

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  • Snapchat Stories are coming to the web
Snapchat Stories are coming to the web

For now, these three categories are the only Stories available for off-app sharing, but that may change over time. Following rumors that popped up in late December , Snapchat is now letting you share Stories outside of the app so you can view them on a mobile or desktop browser.

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  • Mobile Leads US Market in LTE Availability, Speed in Q4
Mobile Leads US Market in LTE Availability, Speed in Q4

T-Mobile is now the operator to beat in almost every one of our mobile data measurements, but it found its dominance questioned in one category: AT&T took our award for LTE network responsiveness. The only category they didn't win was 4G latency, which AT&T posted the best score in. That neck-and-neck race was evident in our 33-city analysis wher...

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  • Apple and Google Are Rerouting Their Employee Buses as Attacks Resume
Apple and Google Are Rerouting Their Employee Buses as Attacks Resume

The union representing shuttle drivers who drove two of the Apple buses struck Tuesday, Teamsters Local 853, described the incidents as a "pellet gun attack" in a statement. Interestingly, the buses involved in this latest incident don't include branding indicating they come from a major tech corporation. Doug Bloch, a representative for the Te...

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  • WhatsApp builds a customer service app for businesses
WhatsApp builds a customer service app for businesses

With WhatsApp Business , the Facebook-owned social messaging platform wants to give businesses more controls as how to how they communicate with their customers. The much-awaited WhatsApp Business app was officially launched globally on Thursday. The app, called WhatsApp Business , has started rolling out and is available to download for free...

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  • Montrealer makes fake auto out of snow to confuse police
Montrealer makes fake auto out of snow to confuse police

Simon Laprise created a life-sized auto out of snow after a recent heavy snowfall in his part of town. The final detail that made it so life-like was the Laprise's incorporation of an actual windshield, which he found across the street. The result? A delightful picture of a lone police officer, staring skeptically at a vehicle parked in a snow re...

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  • Intel Confirms Newer Chips Impacted By Spectre, Meltdown Patches
Intel Confirms Newer Chips Impacted By Spectre, Meltdown Patches

As we continue these efforts, I would like to express my appreciation to many of our partners, including Dell, HPE, HPI, Lenovo and Microsoft , for joining our Security-First Pledge . "ARM Holdings PLC, the company that licenses the ARM architecture to Apple, admits that it was notified of the Security Vulnerabilities in June 2017 by Google's...

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  • Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes
Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes

From January until June this year, Blizzard will host the Overwatch League , or OWL, the company's push for an esports organization modeled after traditional sports. In the future, the idea is that the season will become home-and-away, with teams across the globe building their own venues and the squads travelling across oceans to participate.

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  • Lenovo makes shooting VR easy with Mirage camera and Daydream headset
Lenovo makes shooting VR easy with Mirage camera and Daydream headset

No pricing was shared at the time (rumors peg it between $349 and $449), and that remains true today, meaning we have no idea where it will land on the price scale alongside Facebook's Oculus Go for $200 . Google's solution is most akin to a point-and-shoot camera. Lenovo and Yi's devices will be hitting stores this spring with the Mirage Camer...

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  • BlackBerry teases KEYOne successor and mystery new phone for 2018 launch
BlackBerry teases KEYOne successor and mystery new phone for 2018 launch

On the surface level it is almost identical to its predecessors, just this time it has a bronze body and bronze colour accents on the chassis, power button, and volume key. It comes with all the security and productivity features that made the KEYone such as popular smartphone among BlackBerry fans. Billed as ideal for corporate users or frequent...

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  • Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October
Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October

Enjoy The GearBrain and let us know if you don't see a product listed - but are searching for a solution that works specifically with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant . 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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  • Amazon Alexa Will Come To Windows 10 PCs This Year
Amazon Alexa Will Come To Windows 10 PCs This Year

So also Amazon's Alexa assistant is supported on a bevy of Amazon Echo branded smart speakers, and speakers from Sonos, LG and ironically Harmon Kardon (not to mention support for cars, smart home devices and so on and so forth). This could get awkward for Microsoft and Amazon . "Cortana and Alexa can co-exist". "Hands-free access to Alexa...

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  • Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One
Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One

Samsung used micrometer-scale LEDs to build The Wall , much smaller than what is now available. Until now most TV offerings other than OLED have struggled to offer the same deep blacks, high contrast and super colour at high speed. Still, if you're buying a 146in TV, chances are you're not exactly Captain Planet. "As the world's first consum...

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  • Fire Risk: Some HP Laptops Need Battery Replacements
Fire Risk: Some HP Laptops Need Battery Replacements

The firm says (via Digital Trends ): "If the validation process identifies a battery as being eligible for replacement, the BIOS update should be applied, and the system should be rebooted". If you have an HP laptop, you'll want to see if you're impacted by a new voluntary recall. HP released the table below showing which models are prone to the...

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  • Smart speakers are now the fastest-growing consumer technology
Smart speakers are now the fastest-growing consumer technology

Another report from VoiceLabs published in January past year also ranks Alexa as the leading voice AI in terms of market share . The second channel for advertising could come via Alexa Skills. As we all know, smart home companies can integrate into Google Assistant/Home in one of two ways. Unfortunately Amazon only sells the Basic Edition ...

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  • 'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode
'PUBG' gets more competition as 'Paladins' adds battle royale game mode

Without question, the two most popular online shooter franchises right now are Blizzard's hero-based Overwatch and PUBG Corporation's battle-royale PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds . It will be available alongside a new map, Trade District. Finally, it wouldn't be an Hi-Rez Expo without Hi-Rez Studios partnering up with Twitch to bring in free co...

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  • Meet
Meet "Steve Jobs", the Italian clothing company

La Repubblica Napoli reports that the brother realised Apple had failed to trademark its founder's name, Steve Jobs, and decided to make use of the opportunity. However, for now, at least, the brothers are free to use both the name and the logo. "The letter J seems "bitten" but it is not, since a letter, as judges have also decided, cannot be bit...

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  • Blink, A Smart Camera and Doorbell Startup, Bought By Amazon
Blink, A Smart Camera and Doorbell Startup, Bought By Amazon

Blink could keep selling products under its own name, or we could see its tech migrated into Amazon-branded hardware. "We're excited to welcome their team and invent together on behalf of customers". "As one of their distributors, we already know customers love their home security cameras and monitoring systems". This makes Blink's system, which wi...

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  • 'Lie Hard': Rahul indulging in cheap barbs, says BJP
'Lie Hard': Rahul indulging in cheap barbs, says BJP

Rahul had on Friday chaired a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), his first after taking over as Congress president . On the 2G verdict, he said, "I think 2G has been a vindication (of our party's stand).Everyone knows about 2G and the truth has come before all of you".

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  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 3GB RAM Variant Launched
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 3GB RAM Variant Launched

It will come with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The storage setup of the original Samsung J7 Nxt had a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage . This device is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, with a battery backup of 300mAh. The 2GB RAM/16GB inbuilt stockpiling form is recorded at a marked down ...

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  • Apple admits to slowing older iPhones to save battery life
Apple admits to slowing older iPhones to save battery life

By contrast, Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus have been available from Rogers and the other major Canadian carriers since September and they've been selling the iPhone X more than a month longer than Freedom, which has had to upgrade its network this year to carry the Apple products.

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  • Magic Leap's first AR headset will go on sale in 2018
Magic Leap's first AR headset will go on sale in 2018

The main concept and functionality are however clear, as the "Lightwear" glasses are backed by a "Lightpack" engine that drives the "spatial computing platform" and a handheld controller equipped with six degrees of freedom for "effortless navigation".

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  • Facebook using facial recognition to find photos you're not tagged in
Facebook using facial recognition to find photos you're not tagged in

Facebook announced that it will start using its facial recognition technology to find photos of you across its site, even if you aren't tagged in those photos. Soon, the Facebook app will have an opt-in toggle for the facial recognition alert. You won't be granted the same level of control over this feature as you get with Facebook's labyrint...

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  • Facebook reveals data on copyright and trademark complaints
Facebook reveals data on copyright and trademark complaints

Next was India with 12 percent, then the United Kingdom (9 percent), Germany (7 percent), and France (6 percent). Facebook's Transparency report 2017: Over 9,690 requests were regarding legal process with the government and they asked for access to 13,490 user accounts.

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  • Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote
Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

His daughter Meghan said her father would be spending the holidays in Arizona. McCain in July was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer , which was revealed after he underwent a surprise emergency July 14 craniotomy to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

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  • 4 takeaways from Vikings' 34-7 win over Bengals
4 takeaways from Vikings' 34-7 win over Bengals

The holdovers from 2013 and earlier have been reflecting on the, uh, colorful language, savvy strategy and astute teaching that Zimmer was responsible for over six seasons with Cincinnati . This week, with Reiff's status iffy, Hill has been preparing to play on the left side. Teddy Bridgewater made a cross sign, exchanged handshakes with sever...

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  • Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts
Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts

The service now lets users follow hashtags just like regular user accounts, and that's quite a big deal. All you have to do to get started is search up a hashtag as you normally would, and you'll be given the option to 'follow'. Following a hashtag means its related Instagram Story will also appear in your queue. You can see all the hashtags yo...

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  • Samsung introduces new Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) laptops
Samsung introduces new Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) laptops

As the name implies, the Notebook 9 Pen is a laptop that comes with a stylus, which also means that the laptop in question comes with touchscreen functionality. The Notebook 9 Pen features a 360-degree hinge for twisting into tablet mode for drawing with the S Pen. The Pen model comes with a smaller 35Wh battery.

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  • Facebook and Google Are Trying to Catch Up on AR
Facebook and Google Are Trying to Catch Up on AR

At the bottom of the screen, you have the option to either take a picture or video of your AR masterpiece. The best thing about AR stickers is that even the older Pixel devices will be getting it in the Android 8 .1 Oreo update. " AR Stickers ", in case you missed it, is essentially a mode that lives inside the native camera app's hamburger me...

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  • Apple snaps up Shazam in £300m deal
Apple snaps up Shazam in £300m deal

Apple's purchase of Shazam might not grab eye calls immediately, but the acquisition could help prompt more people to buy its products - and buy into the ecosystem. The music discovery app was also in talks with Snapchat and Spotify . Key sources suggest that Apple has been hiring AR talent and is secretly working on some kind of commercial...

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  • Google Home Max goes on sale in USA via Best Buy
Google Home Max goes on sale in USA via Best Buy

Curiously, Google Home Max isn't available on the Google Play Store just yet. With streaming taking a greater emphasis nowadays, the Home Max comes with a 12-month subscription to YouTube Music , an ad-free way of streaming music that's on YouTube.

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  • Breath Of The Wild - The Champions' Ballad DLC Is Out Now
Breath Of The Wild - The Champions' Ballad DLC Is Out Now

Keep an eye on this Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad guide, as we'll be continually updating it as we uncover new information and hidden secrets within the final DLC pack for the game. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. DLC Pack number 2 for Breath...

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  • National Hockey League says it will consider Seattle expansion bid
National Hockey League says it will consider Seattle expansion bid

But that doesn't mean there is a lack of speculative alternatives on the table. But a renovated KeyArena is not expected to be ready until October 2020 at the earliest, leaving no place to accept a relocated team in the short term. "But I think there is a lot of pent up appetite in Seattle for this", Durkan said. Barring issues with the season-ti...

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  • Soulcalibur VI Gets First Details Following Game Awards Announcement
Soulcalibur VI Gets First Details Following Game Awards Announcement

Brand manager for Bandai Namco Mark Religioso weighed in on the announcement, assuring fans that "the fast and kinetic gameplay" of the original title "is on full display" within Soul Calibur VI. There are also a handful of spinoffs, including a free-to-play version of SoulCalibur V on the PlayStation Network, and a game designed specifically...

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