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Science Sennheiser is bringing its most transparent closed-back headphones ever to CES
Author: 0 Sennheiser is bringing its most transparent closed-back headphones ever to CES

For that, Sennheiser is offering up the new CX 6.00BT wireless Bluetooth headphones, which do away with the neckband design used in the CX 7.00BT in favor of a more lightweight design - they tip the scales at just 14 grams. This means you can switch the audio source, say your phone and computer, without re-pairing the earbuds. There is fast USB charging that can add two hours of battery time in just 10 minutes and enables fully changed in only 1.5 hours, as claimed by the company.

Science A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor
Author: 0 A Mix Of iPhone X, Galaxy S9 With Optical Fingerprint Sensor

As of now, we have seen fingerprint scanners embedded on the Home button, Power button, and on the back. Although both images show the Doogee V will have dual rear cameras, the design is quite different. However, the major trend for 2018 will be under-display fingerprint scanners. The smartphone is allegedly called as Vivo X20 Plus. On the back, it looks similar to some Galaxy S9 renders that surfaced earlier in which two camera sensors sit vertically with an LED flash to the left.

Science Link and McAfee team up on router with integrated endpoint protection
Author: 0 Link and McAfee team up on router with integrated endpoint protection

As the D-Link model names suggest, these new routers will reach max throughput speeds of up to 6,000 Mbps and 11,000 Mbps (combined between all broadcasted networks). McAfee said in a press release: "As education and awareness rises, individuals and organizations are getting better at protecting against malware like ransomware.this improvement is likely to drive cybercriminals to adjust their tactics and target less traditional, more profitable targets, including high net-worth individuals, ...

Science Google Can't Stop Getting Its Bikes Jacked
Author: 0 Google Can't Stop Getting Its Bikes Jacked

In the last decade or so, Google has developed a fleet of hundreds of bicycles (about 1,100), which it offers to its employees for free. The problem seems to stem from the fact that Mountain View locals think that the bikes are free for them to use.

Science Facebook updates 'M' - removing humans from virtual assistant
Author: 0 Facebook updates 'M' - removing humans from virtual assistant

While that's a far cry from the recommendations and assistance M was supposed to provide with human backing, Facebook still gets some benefit out of its research. M Suggestions isn't as powerful as the full M assistant, but it can be used in Messenger conversations to suggest stickers that you can use, create calendar appointments, etc.

Science ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February
Author: 0 ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February

The company has made this possible via an optional "double battery lifespan" feature which comes as part of the Max Plus' suite of "intelligent power management technologies" collectively known as Asus PowerMaster. On paper, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) supports up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage , but for 230 bucks, you'll only get 3 gigs of memory and 32GB digital hoarding room starting sometime in February, in your choice of Azure Silver or Deepsea Black paint jobs.

Science HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones
Author: 0 HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones

Coincidentally, TPCast has already announced plans at this year's CES to produce a TPCast Plus suite of hardware, which promises improvements such as microphone support and various tweaks to how it handles wireless data. The adapter, which will give wearers freedom from their PCs and follows the release of some third-party solutions, will be available this summer at a price to be confirmed.

Science Google launches Google Pay mobile payment service
Author: 0 Google launches Google Pay mobile payment service

You might remember previous payment solutions Google has offered through the years such as Android Pay and Google Wallet . When you think about it, that wasn't a very versatile brand for mobile payments. With Google Pay , you can save your payment information to your Google Account, and use it for checkout process wherever it is supported. Apps like Airbnb, Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse, and Instacart have already made the switch to Google Pay .

Author: 0 Amazon wants to upskill Alexa to stay ahead of voice rivals

A pair of Amazon Alexa-enabled digital glasses is debuting at CES this week. Vuzix has scheduled the release of the AR glasses for the second quarter of this year. Amazon would generate revenue from its Alexa service, while Vuzix's smart glasses would easily appeal to the smart assistant's following. Users will thus be able to access all of the great features that Alexa has to offer.

Science The New Acer Swift 7
Author: 0 The New Acer Swift 7

Acer has also announced its refreshed Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop , designed for users seeking out a versatile device for all-day productivity and entertainment. Acer is also showing off the Nitro 5 notebook aimed at causal gamers. Other perks include a generous 8GB of RAM and a fully backlit keyboard.

Science Chinese Startup Unveils 'Car of Future' at CES 2018
Author: 0 Chinese Startup Unveils 'Car of Future' at CES 2018

Backed by more than $200 million from investors including Chinese tech giant Tencent, Byton - whose name was chosen to suggest "bytes on wheels" - is among the latest entrants to a crowded field of startups and established players looking to emulate Tesla in the race for a new kind of vehicle which can be adapted for autonomous driving.

Science Samsung Family Hub smart fridge now has Bixby voice control
Author: 0 Samsung Family Hub smart fridge now has Bixby voice control

The company behind the Galaxy Note 8 also talked up this year's arrival of its digital assistant Bixby to its smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerators. Our best guess is that Samsung means the devices will rely on Bixby and other artificial intelligence, though it sounds just a tad unsettling. Speaking of AI, Samsung is continuing to refine the refrigerator's Bixby voice controls.

Science Intel launches its 8th Gen Processors
Author: 0 Intel launches its 8th Gen Processors

Intel has unveiled its new 8th-gen Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics . Intel and AMD are combining the former's fastest CPU , with AMD's fastest Radeon RX Vega M graphics and 4GB of dedicated high bandwidth memory using Intel's Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology.

Science Taking it from the top: CDU and SPD restart coalition talks
Author: 0 Taking it from the top: CDU and SPD restart coalition talks

Speaking on behalf of Merkel's CDU, her Bavarian allies CSU as well as the SPD after the first day of talks, the Centre-left SPD's Lars Klingbeil said: "The three party leaders made it clear in their opening statements that given the election results, we can't just go on as before".

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Author: 0 "[$$$] NVIDIA announces 65" 4K 120Hz gaming displays with Android TV built in

Nvidia has also revealed some upgrades to its GeForce Experience PC app, including a new Freestyle feature that allows you to apply a variety of visual filters to your PC games in real time. Sometimes you want to get away from the standard PC desk and get into the living room, but while gaming on the big screen has been possible, there have always been compromises in some areas.

Science SpaceX successfully launches secret satellite after weeks-long delay
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches secret satellite after weeks-long delay

This video shows the 229-foot-tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 rocket taking off from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad at 8 p.m. EST Jan. 7 (0100 GMT Jan. Amateur satellite trackers who specialize in tracking classified missions suspected Zuma may be an experimental spacecraft testing new technologies, possibly sensors for watching close approaches between spacecraft.

Science Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' launch scheduled for Sunday
Author: 0 Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' launch scheduled for Sunday

SpaceX lofted the super-secret Zuma spacecraft for the US government tonight (Jan. 8), successfully executing a mission that also featured yet another landing by the first stage of the company's Falcon 9 rocket. An exact date for the inaugural launch has not been set, but Musk wrote on Instagram last week that SpaceX is looking to do it before the end of the month.

Author: 0 Helena Bonham Carter might be joining The Crown and we're conflicted

One of the most tragic things about The Crown was the news that after this current season they would be changing up the cast in order to properly portray the later years of the monarchy. This isn't the first time Bonham Carter has starred in a regal role - the Harry Potter actress also played Princess Margaret's mother, the original Queen Elizabeth (also known as the Queen Mother) in the Academy Award winning film, The King's Speech .