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Amazon's Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages To Phones

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages To Phones Amazon Alexa is deepening its messaging capabilities by allowing users to send SMS messages. In order to use the SMS feature, one needs to follow the instructions which appear on a pop-up in the Alexa app. Electronic commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the United States. [Full Article...]

New colors for LG G6 and Q6 available in South Korea soon

There is no word on if or when the color options will be available in the U.S., but the G6 and Q6 are already available in five colors: Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Mystic White, Terra Gold, and Marine Blue. It's unlikely LG will announce a successor to its G6 device at the Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona, but make sure you check back here for all the news as it hits. [Full Article...]

Strava's Fitness Heatmap Makes it Easy to Find Military Bases

Strava's Fitness Heatmap Makes it Easy to Find Military Bases Strava , a social network for runners and cyclists to track their work-outs via satellite navigation, released a heat map showing the activity of its users worldwide. "I just looked at it and thought, 'oh hell, this should not be here - this is not good, '" he told the BBC. However, some areas are unknown locations, which probably mean that they are secret outposts where American soldiers and ... [Full Article...]

North, South Korea hockey players team up for Olympics

North, South Korea hockey players team up for Olympics Mt. Kumgang was once a venue bustling with South Korean tourists when the two Koreas launched a joint tour project in 1998. She stressed that the United States goal is a denuclearised Korean Peninsula, and talks between the USA and North Korea can not proceed until that end point is agreed upon. [Full Article...]

South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says

South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says Mattis also praised South Korea for recent efforts to enforce North Korean violations of United Nations economic sanctions , but stressed that diplomacy, backed by military power, must be the focus of the US effort to achieve stability on the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

IOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 Install Available with New Improvements

IOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 Install Available with New Improvements Apple declined to comment on why battery diagnosis is available on the Mac but not on the iPhone , or why it rejected the update to Hirooka's app. The app lets users chat with a service rep, schedule an appointment, or make purchases through Apple Pay without leaving the app. At launch this spring, the feature will support only select businesses, including Discover, Hilton, Lowe's and Wells ... [Full Article...]

Mourinho signs contract extension with Man United

Mourinho signs contract extension with Man United And on rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo returning to United, Mourinho said: "Real Madrid is a club I care about, so I am the last one to add [to the] fire". City won't lose sleep over one transfer, however, and now lie 12 points ahead of their city rivals at the summit of the Premier League after 24 matches. [Full Article...]

Snapchat launches feature that lets users share stories outside the app

Snapchat launches feature that lets users share stories outside the app The new functionality was spotted by Matt Navarra , who tweeted a screenshot that shows what Instagram users who do have access to the feature see when they look at their own profile page. Giving users tools to help identify who's harassing or potentially preying on them is the step in the right direction to curb creepy social media activity. [Full Article...]

Nintendo gets your creative juices flowing with Nintendo Labo

Nintendo gets your creative juices flowing with Nintendo Labo With the Switch, we offer different uses, adapted to players' pace of life. And Nintendo Labo could be the next smash. In any case, Nintendo Labo already appears to be a hit, at least among investors. Nintendo is known for their offbeat approach to game consoles. When worn, you become a robot on the Switch, which moves like you do. Turn your Joy-Cons into a working RC vehicle. [Full Article...]

Apple Admits Every iPhone X Has Serious Problems

Apple Admits Every iPhone X Has Serious Problems They also announced that they would be replacing affected iPhone batteries for $29 . Now that Apple's admitted to slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries , you're probably interested in figuring out whether your battery is losing its ability to hold a charge (and whether you should replace it). [Full Article...]

Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week

Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week Masri link takes you to a site that contains hundreds of thousands of unnecessary characters within its metadata. chaiOS was first uncovered by Abraham Masri , who tweeted about the bug. Cluley also said not to be surprised if a security update is rolled out by Apple in the near future to fix this issue. We tested the bug and experienced pervasive issues that required removing the me... [Full Article...]

Overwatch Blizzard World theme park map launches next week

Overwatch Blizzard World theme park map launches next week I hopped into a game the other night for the first time in ages, and absolutely had a blast playing as Moira. The map in question is an interesting one that's called "Blizzard World" and has been created to resemble a theme park of sorts. We're expanding our core cosmetics collection to include over 100 new items-including skins, sprays, player icons, emotes, and more-for all 26 heroes. [Full Article...]

Intel's rival also hit with class action lawsuits over CPU security flaw

Intel's rival also hit with class action lawsuits over CPU security flaw The company promises to continue pushing out beta microcode updates to its customers as it works toward finding and resolving the core issue. Thankfully, Intel VP Navin Shenoy said that they're close to identifying the problem's root issue. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st Century

Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st Century Amazon only announced that availability would be in 2018 but did not specify when, but the good news for our readers in Australia and New Zealand is that we finally have a date to look forward to. From today customers in Australia can preorder an Amazon Echo , Echo Dot , or Echo Plus , with the devices beginning to ship next month. Alternatively, a two pack of Echo Dots can be found for $79 ... [Full Article...]

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon

Google building three underwater cables to expand Cloud, compete with Amazon Google is also constructing, or taking part in constructing, three undersea cables, which will be commissioned in 2019. Google says that this will be the first subsea cable connected to Chile in 20 years, and since it's a private cable, it will be used to serve Google customers in Latin America. [Full Article...]

New Toyota and Lexus vehicles will support Apple CarPlay

New Toyota and Lexus vehicles will support Apple CarPlay Just like the 2018 Camry's Cockpit Red leather package, the Avalon's new Cognac leather color shows Toyota is working hard to shake the cobwebs of complacency off. " Avalon is a strong indicator of our commitment to this evolving premium segment", said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. [Full Article...]

Google Arts & Culture App Picks Country Stars' Portrait Doubles

Google Arts & Culture App Picks Country Stars' Portrait Doubles Additionally, the Google Arts & Culture app will reveal the name of the selected portraits along with the museum it belongs to. Using the Google app to find a doppelganger is easy, and requires just a few steps. The feature appears in the Google Arts & Culture app. Once it's installed, fire it up and scroll down until you see "Is your portrait in a museum?" Are you more of a Botticelli or a ... [Full Article...]

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit Accord's win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the auto and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively. [Full Article...]

Hyundai Surprises Detroit with N Performance Brand Arrival in USA

Hyundai Surprises Detroit with N Performance Brand Arrival in USA Both regular Veloster variants will be available with either a six-speed manual or an automatic; a six-speed auto in the Veloster and a seven-speed dual-clutch in the SR Turbo. We'll find out more when the Veloster goes on sale sometime in the second quarter of this year. The stability control system is tuned for sporty driving. [Full Article...]

Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022

Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022 Announcing details of its e-mobility offensive at the Detroit Motor Show, Ford said it would pump $11 billion (€8.9 billion) into e-cars and hybrids by 2022, while planning to have 40 new-energy models in its lineup by then. With reduced battery costs and increased regulatory requirements worldwide for internal combustion engines, the auto manufacturers are stepping up their investments on wholl... [Full Article...]


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