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Author: 0 Google, DeepMind Target Machine Learning at Boosting Wind Energy Value

The company, owned by Google parent Alphabet, recently applied a system of algorithms to 700MW of wind power in central US to predict wind power output 36 hours ahead of actual generation. This boosted the "value" of Google's wind farms by about 20%, it claims, though it hasn't really specified what form what value takes, or how it's measured.

Tech OneWeb inks first client agreements for network commercialisation
Author: 0 OneWeb inks first client agreements for network commercialisation

Indeed, since the early 1990s, Arianespace has launched a total of 83 commercial constellation satellites; composed of 56 satellites for Globalstar, 16 for O3b, six for OneWeb, four for Planet and one for Orbcomm; as well as 26 institutional constellation satellites for the European Space Agency ESA and the European Commission as part of the Galileo program.

Tech Huawei P30 Pro leak provides first look at phone's four rear cameras
Author: 0 Huawei P30 Pro leak provides first look at phone's four rear cameras

So it's safe to assume that just like Samsung , Huawei has seemingly opted for an under-display solution on the upcoming handsets. A Whopping Four Rear Cameras Coinciding with the design shown off yesterday, the Huawei P30 Pro features a glass construction and a rather large camera setup situated in the top-left corner.

Tech Confirmed: OnePlus 7 Won't Have Wireless Charging
Author: 0 Confirmed: OnePlus 7 Won't Have Wireless Charging

He further states wireless charging is pretty slow wherein on the Oneplus users can get 50% of charge under 20 minutes and full charge merely in an hour - thanks to the Warp Charge introduced with OnePlus 6T Mclaren Edition. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau thinks wireless charging is still nascent technology and has therefore confirmed that the upcoming flagship phone OnePlus 7 will not sport the feature.

Tech EVO 2019 Leaves Out 'Super Smash Bros
Author: 0 EVO 2019 Leaves Out 'Super Smash Bros

In Evo 2018, the series was represented by both Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U . Filling out the line-up is more obscure titles like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle , the upcoming Samurai Shodown reboot, and 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [st].

Tech BioWare is already adjusting Anthem loot based on player feedback
Author: 0 BioWare is already adjusting Anthem loot based on player feedback

Aside from these changes, which will go live in the next day or so, BioWare dropped a new patch this morning alongside a brief set of patch notes . This new update now ensures inscriptions which only apply to the item will always be of benefit to that item, with any which don't now benefiting the entire Javelin character.

Tech Amazon offers tool to help brands fight against fake goods
Author: 0 Amazon offers tool to help brands fight against fake goods

Nobody knows more about a product than the brand itself. The e-commerce giant also filed a lawsuit with OtterBox against alleged counterfeiters. Amazon's massive third-party marketplace has always been a virtual Wild West, partially due to the ease of entry.

Tech Motorola confirms its Razr-a-like foldable is coming soon
Author: 0 Motorola confirms its Razr-a-like foldable is coming soon

While Dery didn't confirm the release date, he did mention that the company has " no intention of coming later than everybody else in the market ". It appears Motorola's foldable smartphone would appear along with the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X in the second half of the year.

Tech Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India
Author: 0 Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India

The Redmi Note 7 has already launched in China and comes with a 48-MP sensor. Xiaomi is all set to launch its Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India on February 28. In the camera department, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will be equipped with a dual rear camera module comprising of a 48MP Samsung GM1 lens with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP secondary shooter.

Tech Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ updated with a 435hp in-line 6
Author: 0 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ updated with a 435hp in-line 6

Fitted between the engine and transmission, it not only powers an electric compressor which works to eliminate turbo lag and improve efficiency, but also provides a range of mild hybrid functions. Deactivating the electronic stability control system creates two mode modes on the off-road settings - Traction and Slide. The AMG massaged ride has a special radiator grille with 15 vertical strips to show at a glance the SUV is part of the AMG family.

Tech Here are the free games hitting PlayStation Plus in March 2019
Author: 0 Here are the free games hitting PlayStation Plus in March 2019

Well, in case you missed the announcement last month, Sony discontinued PS3 and PS Vita games from the PS Plus service last month. What happened on this island? That said, I do think both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness are higher profile games for PS4 than some others in the past.

Tech AdDuplex: Windows 10 version 1809 crossed 20% usage share in February
Author: 0 AdDuplex: Windows 10 version 1809 crossed 20% usage share in February

As you may know, the rollout of this last major update had to be delayed due to investigate a file deletion bug, but AdDuplex is reporting today that Windows 10 version 1809 has now crossed 20% usage share in February. The default Active Hours period is appropriate for businesses and may need to be adjusted even there. With a little thinking, it should, of course, be obvious - Home users are at work 9-5, and if they are using their PC it would be after hours and on weekends.

Tech USB 3.2 to Double Performance on PCs
Author: 0 USB 3.2 to Double Performance on PCs

USB 3.2 Gen 1 will be banded SuperSpeed USB with its 5Gbps maximum rate, while USB 3 .2 Gen 2 will be SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps . USB 3 .2 Gen 1 is the same as the original USB 3 .0 specification , which is also the same as USB 3 .1 Gen 1, delivering 5Gbps transfer speeds .

Tech Ferrari F8 Tributo is an homage to the mighty V8
Author: 0 Ferrari F8 Tributo is an homage to the mighty V8

Indeed the F8 Tributo takes a lot of inspiration from the 488 Pista . Due to the uprated 3.9-litre V8 engine, which now makes 720hp and 770Nm of peak torque (an increase of 10Nm over the 488 GTB), the F8 Tributo is the fastest mid-engined Ferrari yet.

Tech Pokemon Sword and Shield announced for Switch
Author: 0 Pokemon Sword and Shield announced for Switch

The starter Pokemon are made up of Scorbunny , which is described as an energetic fire-type bunny, Sobble , a timid water-type reptile, and Grookey , which is a mischievous grass-type chimp Pokemon that's already a plushie somewhere in my future home.

Tech Google Launches New Grammar Checker Tool Does It Competes With Grammarly?
Author: 0 Google Launches New Grammar Checker Tool Does It Competes With Grammarly?

The tool was first announced a year ago in July, but it has had to be turned on by a system administrator. New AI-powered grammar suggestions help G Suite users write emails with less stress. The technology is able to catch errors ranging from the commonly mistaken usage of "affect" versus "effect", to more complex rules regarding the tense of verbs and correct preposition usage.

Tech Energizer phone's beefy battery lasts
Author: 0 Energizer phone's beefy battery lasts "weeks" on a charge

One of the most shocking things about this phone is that it will only cost 850 euros, the equivalent of less than $1,000 United States dollars. But here's the thing. That being said , the camera on the test unit that I briefly tried sometimes refuses to come out although it is perfectly understandable for a showcase device that has been tested by thousands of people throughout the day.

Tech OnePlus 7 will not have this much-awaited feature
Author: 0 OnePlus 7 will not have this much-awaited feature

OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau , however, is concerned there might not be many 5G-centric apps to use on the device once it does launch. We expect that OnePlus will have to jump aboard the wireless charging bandwagon at some point or another, but when that happens remains unclear.

Tech Sprint’s 5G wireless launch, planned for May, could be the country’s first
Author: 0 Sprint’s 5G wireless launch, planned for May, could be the country’s first

Sprint announced Monday that its 5G network is live, and that 5G would launch commercially in select cities in "the first half" of 2019. "We're excited to play our part in advancing the next generation of wireless technology as we prepare to debut our mobile 5G service in nine markets", said Sprint CEO Michael Combes and Mobile World Congress this week.

Tech Microsoft's Evolving Gaming Strategy Takes A Giant Step Forward
Author: 0 Microsoft's Evolving Gaming Strategy Takes A Giant Step Forward

It's true that almost five years since the launch of Windows 10 , the Microsoft Store still pales in comparison to what a company like Epic Games managed to do with its new PC games store in a much shorter amount of time. Earlier this year, Microsoft curiously offered State of Decay for free to those testing the most recent Windows Insider build. Normally, Microsoft's PC games pull from the Windows 10 store server, but this particular version of State of Decay came from the Xbox ...

Tech Canadian-made Cuphead may come to the Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Canadian-made Cuphead may come to the Nintendo Switch

Indies - especially indie platformers - are a hit on the system, and were it not an exclusive for Microsoft , I could see the game doing very well on the Switch. Xbox's Phil Spencer may have already hinted at it in a December interview with Gamespot , where he said Game Pass "started on console, it will come to PC, and eventually it will come to every device".

Tech A 7-Minute Pokemon-Focused Nintendo Direct Is Happening Tomorrow
Author: 0 A 7-Minute Pokemon-Focused Nintendo Direct Is Happening Tomorrow

The new core Pokemon game was confirmed for Switch back at E3 2017, hot off the heels of the Switch's launch. The Nintendo Direct presentation will begin on February 27 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT (1 AM AET on February 28). Pokemon Go is also getting in on the Pokemon Day action with a three day event featuring special costumed Pikachu and Eevee , Shiny versions of Pidgey and Rattata, and increased spawns of certain Pokemon encountered early on in the Kanto region.

Tech Qualcomm brings 5G to laptops with new PC platform
Author: 0 Qualcomm brings 5G to laptops with new PC platform

First, it looks like Qualcomm isn't letting its foot off the proverbial gas in terms of mobile processor technology - this upcoming mobile platform with an integrated 5G modem should offer clear leadership in terms of modem technology, fortifying the company's position as the leading merchant vendor of premium mobile processors.

Tech HTC 5G Mobile Smart Hub will bring 5G MiFi to Three
Author: 0 HTC 5G Mobile Smart Hub will bring 5G MiFi to Three

The device is created to use in indoor environments like office and house. This product is also at the forefront of cloud-based virtual reality technology. HTC claim that the 7660mAh battery inside the HTC 5G Hub "ready to support a wide range of on-the-go duties". HTC adds that you can connect up to 20 devices "safely and securely on a high-speed encrypted network" or via your VPN .

Tech Here is Volkswagen's new T-Roc R SUV
Author: 0 Here is Volkswagen's new T-Roc R SUV

Wolfsburg - While the market is becoming flooded with compact crossovers , performance variants of the more affordable variety are still a relatively rare breed, and so Volkswagen is hoping to carve up a little niche for itself with the T-Roc R, which has just been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

Tech Resident Evil Series Has Sold Over 90 Million Units Worldwide
Author: 0 Resident Evil Series Has Sold Over 90 Million Units Worldwide

Capcom have announced that a trio of Resident Evil games will be shambling towards Nintendo Switch . The Full Package edition includes three mission packs and over 30 items previously released as DLC. Pre-orders will open on February 28, we're told. The last new iteration in the Resident Evil franchise was " Resident Evil 7", a less action-oriented game that focused on Ethan Winters as he hunts for his missing wife in a plantation occupied by a cannibal family.

Tech Overwatch reveals identity and backstory of Hero 30: Baptiste
Author: 0 Overwatch reveals identity and backstory of Hero 30: Baptiste

Baptiste activates an intense regenerative burst that heals himself and nearby allies over time. By first crouching, Baptiste can jump higher . We'll know more soon enough as Blizzard is pretty hasty when it comes to delivering cold hard info after a tease .

Tech SD Association announces microSD Express standard
Author: 0 SD Association announces microSD Express standard

Credit: Ivan Marc/ShutterstockAt the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona today, the SD Association announced the new microSD Express standard based on the PCIe and NVMe interfaces . White paper PDFs covering SD Express Memory Cards with PCIe and NVMe Interfaces , and the SD Express and microSD Express Memory Cards: The Best Choice for Your Future Product Designs are available via the links.

Tech Intel expects Apple to shift to ARM-based Mac chips in 2020
Author: 0 Intel expects Apple to shift to ARM-based Mac chips in 2020

Intel originally planned to release its first 5G modem (the XMM 8060) in mid-2019 with the followup XMM 8160 expected to go to partners in the second half then into devices in early 2020. Rivera's comments back up other rumors regarding Apple's 5G plans as many analysts are already expecting the company to roll out its 5G iPhones in the fall of 2020.