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Tech Samsung’s first TVs with AirPlay 2 and iTunes are now on sale
Author: 0 Samsung’s first TVs with AirPlay 2 and iTunes are now on sale

With the technology now making the jump to digital signage, Samsung is finally offering a display to commercial clients that is as immersive as some of its high-end TVs. The Universal Guide features an improved AI algorithm that leverages a user's subscription services, favorite content, and TV viewing habits to offer customized recommendations about what to watch.

Tech IBM says AI debate loss is still a win
Author: 0 IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

He asserted that a combination of this technology and human skills could be incredibly powerful. Within the next few years we could see versions of IBM Project Debater organizing massive amounts of public and private data into clear, easy-to-digest formats for human decision-makers.

Tech Joker is Coming to Super Smash Bros. by the End of April
Author: 0 Joker is Coming to Super Smash Bros. by the End of April

During the February 13 Nintendo Direct , a short segment focused on Smash Ultimate revealed that Version 3.0 is coming this Spring. Today's Nintendo Direct was filled with tons of exciting news and announcements for the Nintendo Switch.

Tech Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake announced for Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake announced for Nintendo Switch

I'm still trying to answer another question: how did Tetris , of all things, get a battle royale game? The free to download online software, Tetris 99 , is available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members. This new ultra-competitive version of Tetris will see 99 players, as the name suggests, compete with one another until there is only one left standing.

Tech IBM makes Watson available in any cloud environment, boosts hybrid cloud offerings
Author: 0 IBM makes Watson available in any cloud environment, boosts hybrid cloud offerings

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said on stage during a keynote address that the announcement represents "a new chapter" in the journey from AI experimentation to widescale deployment and industry transformation. As part of that strategy, the company this week will demonstrate new benchmarks for SnapML, IBM's ML framework for simplified model selection and hyper-parameter tuning, which usually requires the specialized skills of data scientists.

Tech Hollow Knight: Silksong Is the Sequel to Team Cherry's Beloved Insect Adventure
Author: 0 Hollow Knight: Silksong Is the Sequel to Team Cherry's Beloved Insect Adventure

Team Cherry has shockingly announced Hollow Knight: Silksong which is a sequel to the classic game by the Australian studio. However, instead of building off the original Hollow Knight to offer a sub-chapter or a character swapping mechanic, Team Cherry has opted to take the character to a new location in her own game.

Tech LG G8 ThinQ's OLED Display to Double Up as a Speaker
Author: 0 LG G8 ThinQ's OLED Display to Double Up as a Speaker

Arguably the most interesting of which, revealed today, is its Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology, which sees the LG G8 ThinQ's OLED display working as an audio amplifier. According to LG, its Crystal Sound OLED technology uses the vibration of the screen to make sound. Why it matters: LG might not be challenging Samsung , Apple, and Huawei as one of the world's top smartphone companies, but it still produces some very compelling devices.

Tech Assassin's Creed Odyssey New Game Plus mode coming later this month
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Odyssey New Game Plus mode coming later this month

Connor's revolution is about to make a comeback as Ubisoft buckle up to launch Assassins Creed 3 remastered next month. The company made the surprise announcement via its official Twitter handle, the tweet said, " Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered is coming to Xbox One, PS4 & PC on March 29!" As always, you'll meet more than your fair share of interesting characters as you try to uncover the grand mystery that only the past can reveal.

Author: 0 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Switch Version Leaked By GameStop Germany

The Gamestop Germany listing has the Spyro Reignited Trilogy posted with a release date August 16. The remasters bring the first Spyro game, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage , and Spyro : Year of the Dragon with a new coat of graphics while keeping levels and gameplay the same as the originals.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10 reservations are open now
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10 reservations are open now

First, Samsung is offering up to $550 off of a new Galaxy handset when you trade in an eligible device. If the Galaxy S10 with 5G support will indeed be announced at the February 20 event, it's unlikely to make it to Europe due to the lack of 5G networks, so this could be one of the reasons Samsung France does not mention this configuration on its website.

Tech The Division 2 Open Beta Confirmed, Starts on 1st March
Author: 0 The Division 2 Open Beta Confirmed, Starts on 1st March

This trial period will be available across all of the game's platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can also experience the revamped "Dark Zone East" for a chance to get your hands on rare gear, and fight in "Skirmish" mode against other players.

Tech There's a 35 Minute Nintendo Direct Airing Tomorrow Night
Author: 0 There's a 35 Minute Nintendo Direct Airing Tomorrow Night

For fans in other parts of Europe, the Nintendo Direct for February 2019 will take place at 11pm CET. For those in America, it will begin at 5pm eastern time at 2pm pacific time. So a release date or a little more on what we can expect from the upcoming entry in the Fire Emblem series will be delivered during the game's segment.

Tech You now get a useful right click menu on your Gmail
Author: 0 You now get a useful right click menu on your Gmail

We already know most of you use the Gmail app on your Android phones , so we're also assuming most of you use the standard Gmail web interface, too. At present, a right click only offers basic functionality in the main menu - archiving, unreading and deleting, and during mail composition, it reverts to the Windows context menu instead.

Tech Sketchy report claims AirPods 2, AirPower and new iPads coming March 29
Author: 0 Sketchy report claims AirPods 2, AirPower and new iPads coming March 29

We've heard the date of 29 March before, but in our estimations we also think that it is likely Apple will host the event closer that date, with a much leaner pre-order period. A new rumor has surfaced, stating that Apple plans to hold a product launch where it will showcase not one, but three different devices. The iPad Mini 5 might be speedier than its predecessor, as the report says the device could be fitted with an A10 Fusion chip or an A10X Fusion chipset.

Tech OnePlus’ 5G prototype smartphone will be shown off at MWC
Author: 0 OnePlus’ 5G prototype smartphone will be shown off at MWC

OnePlus has invited members of the media and telecommunications industry to try out a demonstration of a prototype 5G smartphone on a fully functioning 5G network at Qualcomm's booth at the upcoming MWC 2019 trade show in just two weeks' time.

Tech Russian Federation plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the internet
Author: 0 Russian Federation plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the internet

ZDNet, which originally reported the news in the US, points out that the experiments are meant to take place before the deadline for Digital Economy National Program law amendment submissions, which is April 1. Authorities have even built a local backup of the Domain Name System (DNS), which they first tested in 2014, and again in 2018 , and which will now be a major component of the Runet when ISPs plan to disconnect the country from the rest of the world.

Tech Trump to call for investment in artificial intelligence
Author: 0 Trump to call for investment in artificial intelligence

So far, the US has lacked a high-level strategy to pursue dominance in the field. While an official American AI Initiative is a welcome move, those in the industry will be disappointed that the initiative doesn't actually include any new funding for AI development and is pretty light on details besides those laid out above.

Tech Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker leaks in colorful images
Author: 0 Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker leaks in colorful images

The Fitbit Inspire features daily activity and sleep tracking and alerts for calls, text, and calendar events. The company is also offering a variant of the Inspire - Fitbit Inspire HR - with heart-rate tracking and select other features.

Tech Samsung Galaxy M30 detailed specs leak
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy M30 detailed specs leak

And now, the official-looking renders of the Galaxy M30 have been leaked online, which does confirm some of the leaked features and specifications of the M30. Coming to the specifications, the report highlight that the smartphone will feature a 6.38-inch Full HD+ Infinity V Display with a screen resolution of 2210 x 1080 pixels.

Tech Google Rolls Out AR Navigation In Maps App For Local Guides
Author: 0 Google Rolls Out AR Navigation In Maps App For Local Guides

To recap, Google Lens works by having the company's machine learning algorithm see the world through a phone's camera in real time. This primarily means that Google Maps combines Street View and data from Maps using smartphone's camera for easier and better navigation.

Tech Google Pixel 4 could come with improved dual-SIM support
Author: 0 Google Pixel 4 could come with improved dual-SIM support

According to recent commits to AOSP's Gerrit, the Pixel 4 will have dual-SIM functionality. One of those might be changing in the upcoming Pixel 4 phone later this year and, no, it won't be the cameras. The report further reveals that Google is defining support for "dual-SIM mode" with Android Q. The new system property value is meant to "differentiate devices that support enablement of dual-SIM mode from those that don't, even if they have two or more SIM cards".

Tech Subaru Legacy First Look: Hello Again, Turbocharger!
Author: 0 Subaru Legacy First Look: Hello Again, Turbocharger!

Based on the Subaru Global Platform - which the automaker says should result in a auto 70-percent stiffer in torsional and front-suspension rigidity, and 100-percent stiff in front lateral flexural and rear subframe rigidity - it uses more ultra-high-tensile-strength steel than before, not to mention plenty more structural adhesive.

Tech Netflix Gets Smarter About Downloads on iOS
Author: 0 Netflix Gets Smarter About Downloads on iOS

In December, Netflix was also testing another new feature that would allow users to watch a single scene again. Users were first introduced to the download feature a couple of years ago as a method of kicking away the issues with buffering in the middle of shows or films.

Tech Your Android Phone Could Get Hacked Just By Opening A PNG Image
Author: 0 Your Android Phone Could Get Hacked Just By Opening A PNG Image

The Android security bulletin classified the threat as severe, "based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed".

Tech Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, more coming to console as enhanced editions
Author: 0 Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, more coming to console as enhanced editions

Five classic PC RPGs with recent remasters will be coming to Switch in 2019. Skybound Games was selected as the team to finish The Walking Dead after Telltale Games shuttered their doors. If you would like the chance to check these games out in person, the Skybound Games booth at PAX East in Boston - taking place from 28th to 31st March, will be displaying a number of them to coincide with its first anniversary.