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Twitch Prime brings ad-free streaming to Mexico

Amazon Prime debuted in Mexico earlier this year, and now the subscription service for the retailer's $970 million livestreaming platform is available as well. In case you forgot, Twitch Prime doles out free games, in-game items and other goodies via....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 40 min 13 sec ago

Microsoft opens pre-orders for standard Xbox One X

Microsoft's Xbox One X is now available to pre-order. The console, touted as the most powerful ever (that claim excludes PCs, of course), will be out on November 7th worldwide. The company opened pre-orders for a special 'Project Scorpio' edition las....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 1 hour 38 min ago

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a Financial Times report (paywall). The company is said to be developing a pair of normal-looki....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 3 hours 8 min ago

Dual-screen Yota3 is official with a sharper E Ink screen

Well, the wait is finally over. After a teaser back in June, the third-gen dual-screen YotaPhone -- now simply dubbed Yota3 -- was unveiled in China yesterday. Pretty much all the main specs are identical to the leak Engadget received earlier, but th....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:43

Nurses post Snapchats of themselves giving babies the finger and calling them ‘mini Satans’

The disappearing photo messages of Snapchat have given people freedom to speak their minds in ways not possible in other messaging apps, but for several nurses in the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, being rude to babies and then posting their escapades on the app has landed them in hot water. Continue reading... Trending right now: Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:00

Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic

Audio can be just as important as visuals if you want to make true-to-life VR experiences. That's why Oculus has introduced changes to the Rift SDK that give developers the power to make spatial audio as realistic as possible. One of the features the....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:31

Report: Discovery of an earlier Equifax hack complicates matters even further

Earlier this month, credit reporting agency Equifax informed the public that its computer systems had been breached, exposing the private data of 143 million Americans. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, it wasn't the first time that Equifax was the victim of a cyber attack in 2017. Unnamed sources tell the publication that Equi.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:31

Scientists want to explore asteroids with a fleet of nanoprobes

Researchers at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) presented a mission plan today at the European Planetary Science Congress that would allow scientists to observe hundreds of asteroids over the course of just a few years. Their plan is to sen....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:14

Google No Longer Replacing Nexus 6Ps With Pixel XLs

With quite a few Nexus 6P owners reporting that their phones are being stuck in bootloops or experiencing sudden shutdowns due to battery issues, it did not really come as a surprise that there were reports that Google was offering customers a replacement for the Nexus 6P with a Pixel XL, or at least in some cases.This was never officially confirmed or announced by Google, but rather it seemed to stem from user reports in which there were some who were lucky enough to replace Pixel XL handsets as replacements. Unfortunately it seems that Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:24

Some Devices Experiencing Random Reboots After Android 8.0 Oreo Update

The Android 8.0 Oreo update is one that many Android users have been looking forward to, and is one of the main reasons of owning a Nexus or Pixel device in which users can ensure timely release of the updates for their phones. Unfortunately it seems that the update has been causing a bit of problems for its users.According to Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii‏, it seems that following the update to Android 8.0 Oreo, his Pixel XL has been randomly rebooting on him with alarming frequency. Android Police then Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:23

Lilu is a pumping bra that promises more breast milk in less time

Breast pump technology have come a long way from the awkward manual tools of old. Now there are smart pumps that can pump out milk as nursing mothers carry on with their everyday lives; one even won our Best of CES award this year for its simple unob....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:22

This Patch Can Monitor Glucose Levels During Exercise

Image credit – State University of New YorkWhen it comes to monitoring solutions for diabetics, it usually involves invasive measures which some users might not necessarily appreciate, although right now for the most part it is the only way. However researchers at the State University of New York could have come up with something non-invasive.This comes in the form of a paper-based patch that can be worn on the skin like you would a Band-Aid, as you can see in the photo above. What this does is that it monitors the glucose levels of the wearer by .... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:21

Apple Increases Cellular Download Limit For App Store To 150MB

It is usually recommended that users should download apps while connected to WiFi because some apps can be quite big in size, meaning that this could easily eat into a user’s data allowance. However sometimes downloading while on the go is necessary, so what companies like Apple have done is introduce a limit when using cellular data.So far the limit has been capped at 100MB, but recently it looks like Apple has decided to increase that limit to 150MB. This means that if you’re using cellular data to download your apps, the biggest you can now go to .... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:21

IKEA’s Augmented Reality iOS App Now Available For Download

When Apple announced ARKit at WWDC earlier this year, they also revealed that IKEA was one of their partners that would be taking advantage of the feature by launching an augmented reality app. Now that iOS 11 is released, those who are interested in checking out the app will be pleased to learn that the IKEA Place is now available for download via the Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:20

Crazy video shows what it’s like to be attacked by helicopters

At least two people have been injured as a result of a friendly-fire incident during a Russian military exercise. That's bad; what's more shocking is the video footage that emerged of the incident, which paints a very terrifying picture of what it's like to be attacked by a rocket-wielding helicopter. Continue reading... Trending right now: The Moon is about to do something it only does once every 2.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:03

Lyft offers 400 scholarships for online self-driving car course

Online learning portal Udacity launched its first 36-week "nanodegree" course for self-driving car engineering last year. There's a new, introductory course available now as well, focused on bringing students with minimal programming into the larger....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:31

Designer argues why iOS 11’s new design is inconsistent

Apple earlier today rolled out iOS 11, a gigantic new software update for iPhone and iPad users. As is to be expected, iOS 11 is chock-full of interesting new features, including a complete rethinking of the iPad user experience, the ability to send money to friends and family via Apple Pay, welcome updates to the Live Photos feature, a redesigned App Store, support for ARKit developed apps and much more. Continue reading... Trending right now: Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:01

A new company is trying to revive the Skully AR helmet

Last year, Skully, the startup that crowdfunded its AR motorcycle helmet, shut down following many delays, mounting financial woes and an attempted sale to LeEco that didn't go through. But TechCrunch got its hands on an email that was sent to those....... Read More
Source: Engadget - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:44

2018 iPhones Could Fully Adopt Face ID If Feature Is Well-Received

With the iPhone X, Apple has done away with Touch ID in favor of Face ID, a new security feature in which users have their faces instead of their fingerprints scanned to authenticate who they are before the iPhone is unlocked as well as to verify Apple Pay purchases. So the question is will this feature find its way to 2018’s iPhones?According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it isn’t necessarily a done-deal and that it will hinge on whether or not the feature is well-received. “A ke.... Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:37

GoPro Hero 6 Black Could Be Announced September 28

If you’re after a new GoPro camera, then you might have heard that GoPro has a new camera in the works in the form of the GoPro Hero 6 Black. Photos of the camera have recently leaked and according to the rumors, the camera is said to offer up better video recording than before at 4K resolution with a framerate of 60 FPS.However the question is when will the camera be announced? According to a new report from Read More
Source: Ubergizmo - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:36