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You can tell an Echo to add time to the microwave , or ask it to stop. The Echo Input ($34) is a coaster sized device that can be paired with other speakers or can be purchased bundled with third-party options. Background road noise, the sound of the radio, and other people talking can get in the way of Alexa understanding, hence the need to squeeze eight microphones inside.
  • Sony Announces World’s First 48 Megapixel Camera For Smartphones

    Sony Announces World’s First 48 Megapixel Camera For Smartphones

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    With the new revelation, Sony has raised the smartphone camera standards to a whole new level. In short, enhanced images from your smartphone's camera. With the new IMX586 image sensor , Sony is assuring brighter pictures with lower noise despite low-light conditions. Sony exposure control and signal processing functionality are integrated into the sensor to allow real-time output and superior dynamic range that is four times greater than conventional products.
  • Xiaomi Mi A2: price, specs, release date, where to buy

    Xiaomi Mi A2: price, specs, release date, where to buy

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    The devices run Android One out of the box, which is Google stripped-down version of the operating system with no bloatware. This is the configuration that we saw on the Mi Max 3 , so expecting nothing different in the hardware specifications as far as the camera is concerned.
  • Microsoft unveils smaller, cheaper Surface tablet

    Microsoft unveils smaller, cheaper Surface tablet

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    The original Surface Pro design , which has been around since 2014, is still here. The new tablet weighs 1.15 pounds, far lighter than existing Surface products. In terms of connectivity, the Pro shows its age a little by offering a traditional USB-A 3.0 port, alongside amicroSDXC card reader, miniDisplayPort output, Surface port for power, and a headphone jack.
  • 'Fortnite' Season 5 is here with some big changes

    'Fortnite' Season 5 is here with some big changes

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    Epic released a cinematic trailer for Season 5 on Thursday that features a real-life man teleported into Fortnite along with some of Season 5's new items including the golf cart and viking ship. There are also a notable number of rifts still lurking around the map. Season 5 of the hit game dropped on July 12. What's more , the roof acts as a bounce pad although you'll probably have more fun driving them through rifts.
  • Wimbledon wont budge on World Cup final clash

    Wimbledon wont budge on World Cup final clash

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    Wimbledon rules state that mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices "must be switched off in and around the courts in play". Though the World Cup is likely to draw a bigger TV audience, a lot of us would be disappointed to miss the Wimbledon final.
  • Shocking! IHOP comes clean about IHOb name change

    Shocking! IHOP comes clean about IHOb name change

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    The American chain announced this betrayal via Twitter, and while most people were extremely relieved to learn it was a temporary switch, many were still angry. Following the IHOb name change, that figure increased to 30%, the highest score since late 2012. "Consequently, we needed to make a bold signal to disrupt people's thinking about IHOP and make it IHOb".
  • Charter Launches Spectrum Mobile, Closely Follows Xfinity Mobile Playbook

    Charter Launches Spectrum Mobile, Closely Follows Xfinity Mobile Playbook

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    First, it will start holding back video quality to 480p for both its pay per GB and unlimited plans. That doesn't mean you'll never have the option of 720p mobile video streaming...you'll just have to pay more to access it. These changes will be rolling out over the coming weeks, according to Comcast. The service now defaults all video to 480p resolution when streaming over cellular data.
  • Starfield

    Starfield "is definitely a big single-player game"

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    Bethesda's Tod Howard announced that The Elder Scrolls: Blades would have virtual reality (VR) compatibility and would be available on a huge range of platforms, from Mobile up to high-end PC VR. In your quest to find out who's responsible for this destruction, you'll be sent off into exile and go through dungeons that are both procedurally generated and pre-created by Bethesda .
  • Microsoft Reveals HALO: INFINITE With Surprise Trailer at E3

    Microsoft Reveals HALO: INFINITE With Surprise Trailer at E3

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    There really haven't been any substantive leaks regarding a new game in the ultimate Xbox franchise, but a Halo 6 announcement would be an easy way to get Xbox One owners excited about the future of the console. And that's about all we know so far. The Initiative . Based in Santa Monica, Calif., The Initiative is a brand-new Microsoft game development studio headed by industry veteran Darrell Gallagher that is working to create groundbreaking new worlds, characters and game ...
  • Facebook ‘not aware of any abuse’ of data by phone makers

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    The NYT questions whether these agreements conflict with a 2011 Federal Trade Commission decree that required, among other things, Facebook to, "obtain consumers' affirmative express consent before enacting changes that override their privacy preferences".
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 launched:

    Xiaomi Mi 8 launched: "6.21" flagship with vertical dual-lens camera

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    Xiaomi hasn't announced a release date for the Mi 8 SE, but pricing is as follows: 1,799 yuan (about $281) for the 4GB of RAM model and 1,999 yuan (about $312) for the 6GB of RAM version. They're the first I've personally seen to take the characteristic forehead notch and replicate it. There's 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.