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At the moment, Qualcomm has only provided surface-level details of the new mobile platform. The Snapdragon 855 will, in fact, be the first SoC on the market to use this feature for the new generation of connectivity that we will see become official during the year that is about to begin.
  • Law Firm Investigating Bethesda Over Fallout 76 Refunds Policy

    Law Firm Investigating Bethesda Over Fallout 76 Refunds Policy

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    But when customers opened up their $200 version of the game, they found that the canvas duffel bag was actually a far less extravagant nylon bag. People are pretty unhappy with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition . Instead of doing nothing other than acknowledging the issue , Bethesda is instead offering collector's edition owners a total of 500 Atoms in Fallout 76 when you submit a proof of purchase.
  • AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip

    AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip

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    The company revealed at its re:Invent conference that it will launch 'Amazon Managed Blockchain , ' which it describes as "a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks". Outposts will also be an extension of AWS virtual private clouds (VPCs), which offer control over the internal network of a walled-off segment of AWS resources.
  • Google may pull the plug on Hangouts in 2020

    Google may pull the plug on Hangouts in 2020

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    Fast forward to April of this year, Google announced its new "Chat" features for Android Messages as its next big project for finally delivering a messaging service that can compete with Apple's iMessage. The company abandoned development of the consumer version of Hangouts more or less past year. Both Hangout Chat and Meet are now available for web, Android and iOS users.
  • Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private

    Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private

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    However, it seems to apply only to Stories, not regular posts, for now. The way you can check this new feature out is by going to your profile and tapping on "Close Friends" on the side menu. It's very bad to think that everyone has more social media followers than you. Your Close Friends will see a green ring, rather than the usual purple, around your story.
  • Google announces new Android Auto features

    Google announces new Android Auto features

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    If you already know which song or artist you want to play, you can use the improved voice search feature. In addition to previews, Android Auto is also gaining support for MMS and RCS messages . This message previewing capability is optional and you can enable it via Android Auto's settings menu. Is there anything you'd like to see Google bring to Android Auto in the future? Google Maps, Google Play and more coming to connected cars.
  • AWS Announces the DeepRacer League (DRL)

    AWS Announces the DeepRacer League (DRL)

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    It was the announcement this week that really got tongues wagging, with some heralding it as a step change in what "hybrid" cloud really means. Amazon Transcribe is a speech-to-text service automatically creates text transcripts from audio files, which would allow healthcare organizations to created transcripts of patient calls.
  • NZ spies ban Huawei from network upgrade

    NZ spies ban Huawei from network upgrade

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    The Chinese companies have come under increased scrutiny in the USA over fears their equipment could be used for spying. As Huawei has helped New Zealand's Parliament to set a 5G test site it's quite to ban a company when the launch is quite near.
  • AWS announces new Amazon EC2 instances

    AWS announces new Amazon EC2 instances

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    Says Guardian's Dean Del Vecchio: "AWS has helped Guardian get ahead of insurance industry disruption driven by new technology and changing customer expectations". "We are giving customers tools that remove the cost and complexity of building applications at the edge with rich data sources to drive better business decision-making".
  • U.S. consumer watchdog to investigate video game loot boxes

    U.S. consumer watchdog to investigate video game loot boxes

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    The American Federal Trade Commission ( FTC ) yesterday joined the ongoing battle of attrition between regulators and game developers over the thorny topic of loot boxes. An Australian Parliamentary committee has issued a report calling on the government to undertake "a comprehensive review of loot boxes in videogames".
  • Honda Passport SUV Unveiled - Pictures & Details

    Honda Passport SUV Unveiled - Pictures & Details

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    This looks like a auto for the family as everything looks strong and ideal for all kinds of family as the Honda team must have clearly had in mind. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.
  • Microsoft wins $480 million HoloLens contract with US Military

    Microsoft wins $480 million HoloLens contract with US Military

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    A first: HoloLens is used for training by the USA and Israeli military already, but this would be the first time it's been used for live combat. Only about 50,000 units have been sold so far, according to a recent Microsoft video . for the program. The company has previously faced criticism from its employees for bidding for military contracts, but it responded by saying it believed that those defending the United States should have access to the best technology .
  • New Zealand says Huawei ban not because it's Chinese

    New Zealand says Huawei ban not because it's Chinese

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    Western governments are increasingly wary of what they say is possible Chinese state involvement in fifth-generation mobile and other communications networks. Under the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA) any telco that wants to introduce new technology to its network must notify the GCSB, which then does an assessment.
  • Porsche 911 Breaks Cover: LA Auto Show

    Porsche 911 Breaks Cover: LA Auto Show

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    The 2020 911 Carrera S starts at $113,200. Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports auto. The front is now 1.77-inches wider, while the back has increased to the same 72.91-inches of the old Carrera 4 and GTS versions. With the exception of the front and rear fasciae, the entire outer skin is now made of aluminum.
  • Siri savings: The best Apple HomePod Cyber Monday deals

    Siri savings: The best Apple HomePod Cyber Monday deals

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    The Cyber Monday deals are about to go live at the Uncarrier, but the vast majority of them target new customers rather than current ones. Now that Black Friday has passed and Cyber Monday is upon us, T-Mobile has announced a new deal that'll only be available on Monday.