Microsoft's Xbox One X will be available in one of the biggest markets in the world on Tuesday, but it will be a question of whether the console will be able to do well in a market where its rival Sony PlayStation reigns supreme.It doesn't help that the price, at 44,990 Indian Rupees ($705), isn't exactly cheap, especially in a country where the reported per capita income in 2016 was $1,670, though there's probably a richer middle class in the bigger cities that could afford the console."For gaming at Microsoft, the console business is one part of that," Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Business Lead at Microsoft Asia, said in an interview with CNET."More and more, it's gaming with Windows, and every game we launch now is available on Windows and Xbox.That being said, Hinton added that those who were interested in the console experience would invest in it, and that the console gamer in Asia typically spends quite a bit, north of $200 a year.Furthermore, the Xbox One X features backward compatibility, a feature that the company hopes will help it stand out, letting users who chose to upgrade from the earlier Xbox One or One S be able to play their older games on the new 4K console.
The Galaxy Note 8 may be Sammy’s latest and most sophisticated device in the Galaxy Note series, but it appears the device hasn’t been given a fair treatment when it comes to getting timely security updates.The company after pushing the updates to older devices as well as less priced Galaxy phones is now reportedly pushing the much needed January update to the flagship Galaxy Note 8.The update which is currently rolling out to the Galaxy Note 8 units in France is about 707 MB and contains only the Android security patch for the month of January which fixes six critical Android vulnerabilities and 13 exploits in Samsung’s propriety skin, along with various other minor exploits, details of which can be found at Samsung’s official website for security patch information.If you happen to a Galaxy Note 8 in France and yet to be prompted for the update, you can head into your Settings, then About device where you can check for the update.Due to its enormous size, we strongly advise that you only initiate the update to a fully charged Note 8 connected to a Wi-Fi network.As previousy noted, the update is at the moment rolling out to users in France but should extend to other countries/regions in the following days.
A major goal is to reduce queuing times at cashiers.There are no human cashiers, only cameras and robo assistants to process transactions.On Monday, the first intrepid customers enter Amazon Go, an Internet of Things shopping experience complete with cameras, sensors and an app.Customers simply scan their smartphone at the electronic gates in the foyer, pick up the shopping items they would like and walk back out through the turnstiles.Amazon’s flagship store is in its newly opened Seattle headquarters, where a handful of human staff replenish shelves of popular items, while others check ID in the alcohol aisle and greet newcomers at the door.A major goal is to reduce queuing times at cashiers by adding automation technology to in-person retail.
The search and download data is in — and images with bright colors, a fantasy feel, the final frontier, and global activism are all expected to rise.The data comes from Shutterstock’s annual study that tallies both search and download data to identify some of the fastest-growing trends in photography, video, audio and graphic design.So what kind of content should photographers, graphic designers, and other creatives be conjuring to meet the fastest-growing trends?Get your Photoshop fingers ready: Shutterstock saw a jump in searches for both unicorns (279 percent) and mermaids (145 percent) jump.As productions like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings (now being adapted for a TV series) grow, the stock company expects the traditional genre to get both a fresh look and a new resurgence in popularity in 2018.Minimalist photography has popped in and out of the trends over the past few years and Shutterstock is anticipating a colorful new look at the aesthetic.
What began as a sneaker passion blog in 2005 now attracts upwards of 9 million visitors monthly to its site containing news and analysis of high fashion, streetwear and culture.The site has attracted a highly influential audience of young, educated and affluent, mainly millennial male, readers.These are the hard-to-reach people even for social media, at this point.It’s now secured $8.5 million in funding led by the UK-based VC Felix Capital.The new investment will go into investing in new technology and digital media in niche verticals, from sneakers to music, and the capturing of more extensive data and analytics.Plus, it’s following other publishers into the world of curated editorial and long-form video.
So despite criticism and a slow start for traction, Facebook is doubling down on Stories by testing the ability to create them from desktop, and a much more prominent placement for viewing Stories atop the News Feed instead of in the sidebar.“We are testing the option to create and share Stories from Facebook on desktop and are also testing moving the Stories tray from the top right corner to above News Feed, just like on mobile.” Previously you could only consume Stories on web that had to be created on mobile.All Aboard The Stories TrainBrands, Event promoters, and Group admins who manage their Facebook presence from desktop might embrace Stories more now that they can post from their too.Collaborative Stories where Group members and Event attendees can all contribute are one of the most exciting opportunities for Facebook Stories.But the company has to be careful that brands don’t drown out friends’ Stories, but that’s one of the advantages of algorithmically filtering the slideshows that disappear in 24 hours.
A few months ago Slack launched a beta feature called Shared Channels, which let two organizations share a common channel.So for example a startup could have a channel that it shared with its PR firm or lawyers.But sometimes discussions between two companies are too sensitive for the entire company to see, so today slack is rolling out Private Shared Channels.Also still in beta, the feature will let two companies create a shared channel that is hidden and invite only.This feature is great for two companies that need to discuss sensitive subjects, like, I don’t know, maybe like a merger or investment.Employees not invited to the private shared channel won’t know it exists, and content from the channel won’t show up in search results.
My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect that he was not the son of two poor Mexicans as he’d always been told.When he found his adoption papers, according to family lore, he pestered the nuns at the Dallas, Texas orphanage where he had lived as an infant for the name of his birth mother.My mother’s test revealed similar results.This caused a minor family scandal.Suddenly it seemed as though all along we had been missing a gigantic puzzle piece of information about our family tree.But something about this particular surprise didn’t feel quite right.
Unless you have very specific taste in romantic partners, the words “Tinder” and “lawyer” are unlikely to go together as an immediate word association.No, it’s not about finding you love with a litigator or amore with an attorney, but rather using the same matching process you’d most commonly find in a dating app, and applying it to the task of pairing up lawyers and clients for the perfect match.The concept is simple: You download the iOS or Android app and then post a description of the work you’re hoping to have carried out.Your request will then be passed on to attorneys in the appropriate practice area and geographical location.You hear back only from those lawyers who are interested in taking things to the next level.You can also research the attorney profiles on the site to help you evaluate the best match, see how others have rated each attorney, and use the app’s searchable attorney directory to investigate further.
Citizens, residents, and visiting workers in India are required to submit all ten of their fingerprints and an iris scan to participate in the country’s controversial unique identifying number programme.The man behind that programme, Nandan Nilekani, for some reason tweeted a photo of his ID card with the numbers blacked out, but he didn’t redact the QR code.In addition to biometric data, India’s unprecedented database contains demographic information, home addresses, and much more.In 2016, World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer called Aadhaar “the most sophisticated ID programme in the world.” Having an Aadhaar number is required to participate in any of India’s numerous social safety net programmes, as well as to receive employee compensation, file your taxes, set up a bank account, get insurance, purchase a home—the list goes on and on.Nandan Nilekani has defended the programme against security experts and privacy advocates from the beginning of its rollout, and in what must have been a moment of hubris, he tweeted a photo of his own Aadhaar ID on 12 April 2014, with the first eight digits of the 12-digit identification number obscured.And despite being told by others to delete the tweet, Nilekani reportedly waited until September of 2016 to remove it.
If you want to get started with mining your own Bitcoin (BTC), these days you need ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) devices, which are specifically built for the purpose.the number of BTC it can generate daily – minus your electricity costs, mining pool fees and current mining difficulty.The profitability calculator allows you to enter these to calculate your ROI (return on investment) more precisely.We also show you how to mine BitcoinsCost: $2,320 (£1,720) | Power usage: 1,375W | Hash power: 13.5 TH/s | Daily profit: 0.00179041 BTCThe Antminer S9 is manufactured by Bitmain, the largest and most well-known mining equipment manufacturer in the world which has been going since 2013.
Smartwatches add extra functionality so you can communicate with your phone while it's in your pocket, but what if the device on your wrist was actually your phone?The Shell smartwatch is soon to start pushing for crowdfunding on IndieGoGo, so it may never actually see the light of day, but it's an interesting concept that combines phone tech with wearables.It'll look like a smartwatch until you unclip it from the body and two metal arms pop out which you use as a microphone and a speaker for phone conversations.The device itself features high-gain antennas as well as 4G connectivity, so it should offer a good connection while you're on the move.We assume you have to use a SIM card inside the device, but that hasn't been confirmed by Shell.There's also a 12MP 360-degree rotating camera on the rear of one of the extendable arms, but the promo video doesn't show particularly great shooting quality.
You’ve landed a pitch meeting with a potential investor.They may be interested in your idea, but it’s the presentation you give that will make or break the deal.From PowerPoint to Prezi, there are numerous technologies that can help you organize and augment your presentation.Ten members of YEC shared their favorite tool to use when giving an investor pitch.Investors have very little time (and patience), and they will appreciate seeing what they are already familiar with.Focus instead on building a company that has proven traction.
Constantly punching above its weight (and price point), SVS makes some of our favorite high-end speakers that offer audiophile performance, without audiophile pricing.It makes sense then, that SVS would bring its penchant for high performance and affordability to its new pair of powered, wireless bookshelf speakers, the SVS Prime Wireless.Like the SVS Prime Series passive speakers, the powered Primes are lacquered in gorgeous piano gloss, while knobs on each end of the master speaker (the one with all the electronic guts) give it a retro feel, similar to an old-school radio deck.The knobs allow for volume control and six different presets for access to your streaming services without having to dig up your phone if it happens to be indisposed.SVS was sure to tell us these speakers are still being tooled in both design and sound performance, though our short audition told us there’s not much need for a ton of tuning when it comes to the sound.The Prime Wireless offer clear, bright, and peppy sound, with plenty of bass for their teensy size.
Google Assistant expands to more devices, including cars, as Google seeks to establish voice-activated smart assistant dominanceGoogle plans to bring its voice-activated personal assistant to as many devices as possible during 2018 – including vehicles and smart screens.The search giant showed off a number of new Google Assistant partnerships at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in a bid to establish leadership in the market.Google Assistant will arrive on Android Auto, which is currently supported by more than 400 models from more than 40 manufacturers.Future functionality could see drivers check fuel levels and lock doors remotely from other Google Assistant powered devices.At present a smartphone is required to use Android Auto, but Google is working with car makers on native integration.
At this point, you probably don’t need me to tell you that the Switch is selling well.Though there may have been some apprehension from gamers when Nintendo first revealed that it was working on a new console – then codenamed the Nintendo NX – that was quickly washed away when we saw what it could actually do.Ever since launch, gamers have been buying up Switches left and right, leading it to become a bigger success than Nintendo anticipated.In fact, Nintendo has revised its sales forecast a couple of times over the past 10 months.After first, Nintendo raised its sales goals for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 to 10 million units.When it became clear that the Switch was going to hit that figure months before the fiscal year ends, Nintendo bumped it up again to 14 million.
Learning isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.But you can feel pretty confident that you’ll always walk away with a better understanding of a new concept or routine after actually trying it out and working with it.So if you want to learn how to build websites and apps, what better training ground could there be than actually building websites and apps?The Complete Web Developer Course agrees.And right now, you can pick up this hands-on instruction package for an especially low price after an extra price drop — just $14.99 from TNW Deals.With renowned tech instructor Rob Percival as your guide, this 230-plus lecture series featuring 28 hours of training is constructed to give you a 360-degree view of the full coding process.
p>RecensMedical Inc., a UNIST-based startup company, has been selected as the first investment enterprise of U-TECH Valley by the Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KIBO).Launched in January of this year by KIBO, the U-TECH Valley is a platform that supports rapid commercialization of cutting-edge technologies developed at universities and research institutes in South Korea.For the U-TECH Valley platform, KIBO has made agreements with 56 universities and 15 research institutes nationwide.Aside from commercializing excellent research outcomes, the platform aims to financially support researchers and startups without financial burden of failure.The companies, supported by the U-TECH Valley platform will receive both financial guarantees and investments from KIBO, which amounts up to 3 billion KRW.With the help of KIBO's full financial support, along with their promising technologies, the selected companies have a unique opportunity to achieve rapid succeed.
The best player of one of humanity’s most complicated games Ke Jie was taken down by a mere half a point by Alpha Go, Google’s Deep Mind go playing program.The results are beginning to show: seven Chinese startups made it onto CB Insights’ AI 100 list this year, up from four in 2016.If 2017 was marked by China’s AI hype, then 2018 will be the year when China’s true AI strengths are truly revealed.“AI could be the best thing or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity,” renowned physicist Steven Hawking told the audience at this year’s Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing adding that “AI could spell the end of the human race.”The chilling warning reflected an ongoing conversation between world AI experts.TechNode asked top AI companies including iFlytek and Ubtech, to share their own view on our possible impending doom.
Measuring your blood sugar may be weirdly trendy, but if you’re one of the estimated 3.5 million Brits with diabetes, it’s mostly a pain.People with diabetes either have to prick their fingers and draw blood or wear a monitor with a tiny tube inserted into their skin to continuously measure glucose in the fluid between cells.A new biosensor described in a paper published Wednesday in Science Advances suggests a workaround.Instead of a finger prick, an extremely thin, skin-like patch instead uses electrical signals to drive glucose out of nearby blood vessels to the skin’s surface to be measured.The whole thing is powered by a paper battery, and looks a little like a trendy temporary tattoo.A noninvasive or minimally invasive blood glucose monitor is a kind of a holy grail.