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IT Mattel cancels smart speaker because kids deserve privacy too
Author: 0 Mattel cancels smart speaker because kids deserve privacy too

Toy manufacturer Mattel has made a decision to scrap the release of Aristotle - its AI-powered "digital nanny" technology - following a widespread backlash over privacy. "Aristotle" was first shown off at CES earlier this year. Last week, two members of Congress sent a letter (PDF ) to Mattel about the device. Further, the letter read that there has not been any device before Aristotle that monitors the life of the child so intimately.

IT The Launch Of Google Pixel Buds
Author: 0 The Launch Of Google Pixel Buds

Now whether in future this means that Google phones will be slimming down further or whether Google will use the space left vacant by the demise of headphone jack for something else, we will get to know only in coming years. Yes, we're excited about that. This is available to new or existing customers. Google also souped up the already highly rated camera on the Pixel, boasting that it will take even better photos than the iPhone .

IT Activision promises robust anti-cheat system for Call of Duty: WWII
Author: 0 Activision promises robust anti-cheat system for Call of Duty: WWII

Carentan first appeared in the original Call of Duty , and has made subsequent appearances in Call of Duty : United Offensive , and Call of Duty 2 . The Call of Duty: WWII PC open beta wrapped up earlier this week, and overall response to the new boots-on-the-ground multiplayer was fairly positive.

IT Here's a Toyota Sports Car Concept Worthy of Your Attention
Author: 0 Here's a Toyota Sports Car Concept Worthy of Your Attention

But instead of the Hybrid Synergy Drive powering the Prius, the design study features a powertrain inspired by the Hybrid System-Racing system of the TS050 Hybrid LMP1-H endurance racecar. The GR HV Sports Concept will also be joined on the Tokyo stage with the TJ Cruiser concept, an urban off-roader that puts as much emphasis on being a workshorse as it does a plaything.

IT Samsung S9 won't be a lot different from S8, rumor suggests
Author: 0 Samsung S9 won't be a lot different from S8, rumor suggests

In terms of performance, although the Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger RAM at 6GB, the iPhone 8 Plus' A11 Bionic chip is said to leave the other's Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 in the dust. While initial costs are high to implement the necessary technologies for high yield rates and color-accurate panels, demand for OLED will rise for the foreseeable future.

Author: 0 Trend Indicator Watch on This Stock: Interm Corp Bond Vanguard (VCIT)

A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal. On the flip side, investors may be super quick to buy on good news without fully researching the stock. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend. SAR stands for stop and reverse and it is a trend following indicator, created to identify the turning point in price action.

IT Microsoft's Edge browser arrives in beta on iOS and Android
Author: 0 Microsoft's Edge browser arrives in beta on iOS and Android

In any case, the browser will be bringing nearly the same functions as PC on both Android and iOS platforms. Presently, the company is testing this feature in its Windows Insider previews with plans to expand this feature to more complex scenarios like syncing an email you're editing.

IT Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Bugatti Chiron in 0-249-0 MPH Run
Author: 0 Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Bugatti Chiron in 0-249-0 MPH Run

The same process that Bugatti broke with Chiron was completed 41.92 seconds. The automaker had originally planned to do the test run in a test facility in Papenburg, Germany, but due to weather, it opted for Vandel Airfield, a former military base that was built during World War II and closed in 2003.

Author: 0 Destiny 2's Iron Banner and Prestige raid mode arrive next week

Lord Shaxx will function as the vendor for the Iron Banner Engrams , which we'll explain more about further down. After the reset is completed, players will find a new invitation from Emperor Calus to join him and all of the challenges he carries.ne thing is for sure though, it will definitely make an already hard event infinitely more so.

IT Amazon Echo can now call landlines and mobile phones for free
Author: 0 Amazon Echo can now call landlines and mobile phones for free

And you'll need to have a security camera that's got an Alexa Video Skill enabled. Two sources reportedly confirmed to TechCrunch that the Google device is internally codenamed " Manhattan " and will sport a similar screen size as the 7-inch Echo Show .

IT Spec Sheet: Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs 2017 Flagship Smartphones
Author: 0 Spec Sheet: Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X vs 2017 Flagship Smartphones

Google's new flagship phone looks to build on what was already established with its predecessor and look to jump right into competition with Apple and Samsung with this go-around. But the buds only work with the Pixel . In case you buy iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8 Plus , you get a dual camera which brings portrait mode. The 5-inch Pixel 2 will retail for $649.99 at the 64 GB size and $749.99 at 128 GB, while the larger Pixel 2 XL will sell for $849.99 and $949.99, respectively.

IT GST council to meet today, exporters may expect some relief
Author: 0 GST council to meet today, exporters may expect some relief

Filing of GST return should be made applicable on turnover of more than Rs 100 crore and those with turnover below this amount should be allowed to file return quarterly but tax may be deposited on monthly basis. He added there was space for improvement in GST to reduce the compliance burden for small taxpayers. For domestic purchases, exporters will transfer the virtual currency to the suppliers, who can use it to pay taxes.

IT Walmart Lures Consumers To Google Voice Search With $25 Gift Card
Author: 0 Walmart Lures Consumers To Google Voice Search With $25 Gift Card

With the launch of Google Home Mini , Google now has rough parity with Amazon in terms of market-penetrating low-end affordability of its smart speakers , but remains at a competitive disadvantage in two obvious dimensions. According to the company it produces 20 times more powerful audio than the regular Home. As the smart-speaker wars heat up between Amazon, Google, and now Apple (which announced its Home Pod in June ), expect even less interoperability between these companies.

IT North Korean ship smuggling huge weapons cache seized in Egypt
Author: 0 North Korean ship smuggling huge weapons cache seized in Egypt

With North Korea's growing nuclear programme, unbridled missile tests, and the US' threats of military action, a highly plausible prospect of a nuclear war looms over the world. Such clandestine arms agreements have been a vital source of income for the North Korean government which faces an unprecedented global embargo. The two countries have enjoyed long-standing economic, diplomatic and military partnership dating back to the 1970s and Egypt is now one of North Korea's leading trade ...

IT IHS Markit: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a 'slow start
Author: 0 IHS Markit: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a 'slow start

As reported by The Verge , the announcement of Samsung Odyssey VR was led by Microsoft's resident tech expert, Alex Kipman, the person behind Kinect and HoloLens. There is 6-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, a proximity sensor and two cameras on board so you can wander around your home without worrying you'll run into a wall.

IT The Pixel 2 beats the iPhone 8 Plus' camera on DxOMark
Author: 0 The Pixel 2 beats the iPhone 8 Plus' camera on DxOMark

Google Pixel 2: More of the same, but better? We didn't get to take many snaps with the iPhone X during our hands-on, but we haven't done much with the Pixel 2 XL either. Apple's device uses the Lightning port for charging, while the Pixel 2 charges via a USB Type-C port. The search engine giant has focused heavily on software and services to differentiate its products.

IT N. Korean workers process seafood in China for USA stores, restaurants
Author: 0 N. Korean workers process seafood in China for USA stores, restaurants

Meanwhile, up to 70% of their salaries go straight to Kim Jong-Un's government. The news comes from an AP investigation , which also tracked products that go to Canada, Germany, and countries within the European Union. Those industries also export to the USA, but AP did not track specific shipments except for seafood. For now, involved companies are starting their own investigations, while some already closed deals with suppliers, AP said.

IT Google announces Home Max and Home Mini speakers
Author: 0 Google announces Home Max and Home Mini speakers

Future Google Home iterations, and other devices made by Google , may benefit from this approach as well. An accompaniment to the Google Home, the mini will allow the smart speaker to be accessible in more rooms around the house. The Echo Plus is intended as the main hub for your smart home (in addition to being a better music device than the entry-level Echo), whereas the Home Max is intended as the main hub of your music life.

IT Amazon Echo series launched in India, available by invitation
Author: 0 Amazon Echo series launched in India, available by invitation

In India, Alexa will deliver a customized Indian experience, which includes a female voice with a heavily Indianised accent. Amazon Echo is available in three color options: Charcoal, Sandstone, and Heather Gray. It's the first Sonos speaker to have a voice assistant built in. "We're [creating] a platform that's open so that you can choose what voice assistant you want to use".

IT Fortnite Servers Down Due to Maintenance and Horde Mode Update
Author: 0 Fortnite Servers Down Due to Maintenance and Horde Mode Update

Supply Drops will appear in random locations and provide a juicy bundle o' loot to intrepid players - as well as a potential deathtrap as other players scramble for the prize. A whole new mode, called "Save the World", has been added in today's update and it features new heroes , weapons, and defenders that can be obtained by playing and completing this challenge.

IT AAA: Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard Technology
Author: 0 AAA: Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard Technology

Programming a destination into in-vehicle GPS navigation systems was the most distracting activity, taking drivers an average of 40 seconds to complete the task. David Strayer, the lead scientist in the study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety , said that most of the States have a rule against texting behind the wheel, and some require hands-free cellphone use.

IT Forza Motorsport 7 Receiving Changes After Backlash
Author: 0 Forza Motorsport 7 Receiving Changes After Backlash

After receiving backlash from fans over changes to Forza Motorsport 7's VIP pass, Turn 10 is looking to make amends. Some may reward you a bonus just for completing a race no matter what position you finish, while others may require you to perform eight good passes before they give up the goods.

IT Google Assistant has a male voice, here are the details
Author: 0 Google Assistant has a male voice, here are the details

While some like Alexa and Cortana have obvious fixed genders attached to them, others don't. It also applies the setting to all your devices connected to the same Google account. Google Assistant can be used to launch the apps, ask various questions and carry useful tasks. This feature, while it's actually something really basic, can have many different utilities: you can use a broadcast for telling your friends something in another room, you can use one for waking up your children in the ...

IT Analysts' Recommendations Roundup: Kinross Gold Corp (KGC)
Author: 0 Analysts' Recommendations Roundup: Kinross Gold Corp (KGC)

Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Pershing Gold Corporation by 5.0% during the second quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc raised its position in Kinross Gold Corporation by 2.6% during the first quarter. The original version of this news story can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/04/prudential-plc-has-72-19-million-position-in-kinross-gold-corporation-kgc.html.