Honor MagicBook with 14-inch Full HD display, 8th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor, slim metal body announced

Huwei’s Honor brand along with the Honor 10 also introduced the MagicBook, a light-weight notebook weighing just 1.47 Kgs and is just . It has a 14-inch Full HD display with 5.2mm narrow bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 81%, is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It also a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GeForce MX150 graphics.

It has a all-metal aliminium alloy body, features two custom-made fans that increases the air flow to keep the notebook cool offering a better heat discharge. It has a 57.4Wh battery that promises up to 12 hours of battery life.

Honor MagicBook specifications

14-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with 800:1 contrast, 250 nits brightness
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U (3.4GHz) / i7-8550U processor (4GHz) with 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD
Windows 10 Home
1MP HD webcam, built-in dual digital microphones
WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions: 360.7 x 243.6mm x 15.9mm; Weight: 1.95kg
USB Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 (Type A) x 1, USB 2.0 (Type A) x 1
3.5mm audio jack, microphone combo, 4 speakers, Dolby Atmos
57.4Wh battery with up to 12h of local video playback

The Honor MagicBook Comes in Glacial Silver or …

Huwei's Honor brand along with the Honor 10 also introduced the MagicBook, a light-weight notebook weighing just 1.47 Kgs and is just . It has a 14-inch Full HD display with 5.2mm narrow bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 81%, is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It also a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GeForce MX150 graphics. It has a all-metal aliminium alloy body, features two custom-made fans that increases the air flow to keep the notebook cool offering a better heat discharge. It has a 57.4Wh battery that promises up to 12 hours of battery life. Honor MagicBook specifications 14-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with 800:1 contrast, 250 nits brightness 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U (3.4GHz) / i7-8550U processor (4GHz) with 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD Windows 10 Home 1MP HD webcam, built-in dual digital microphones WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 Dimensions: 360.7 x 243.6mm x 15.9mm; Weight: 1.95kg USB Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 (Type A) x 1, USB 2.0 (Type A) x 1 3.5mm audio jack, microphone combo, 4 speakers, Dolby Atmos 57.4Wh battery with up to 12h of local video playback The Honor MagicBook Comes in Glacial Silver or ...

Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact 3D Creator update with selfie scanning mode starts rolling out

Sony at the MWC 2018 event in February introduced the new 3D Creator feature which brings users the ability to capture super-fast 3D selfies. Today the company has announced that the update is now rolling out to Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact on Google Play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4qZcNZhD28

The new 3D creator can capture even more detail and definition, with post-scan cloud processing that renders your 3D scans in 4K textures thus offering even greater realism. The new exclusive Xperia app allows users to capture everything from food to faces and turn them into high-resolution 3D avatars.

It lets you turn people and objects into high-resolution 3D models and also lets you share them with friends or print them. Currently, there are four scanning modes; face, head, food and freeform. The app will also guide you how to make a great scan no matter what you want to scan. Using the AR effects you can bring your scans to life as 3D avatars, using AR (Augmented Reality) in the camera. You can edit the 3D model with photo adjustments and crop.

Users of Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact can download the ‘3D Creator’ update directly from the Play Store.

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Sony at the MWC 2018 event in February introduced the new 3D Creator feature which brings users the ability to capture super-fast 3D selfies. Today the company has announced that the update is now rolling out to Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact on Google Play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4qZcNZhD28 The new 3D creator can capture even more detail and definition, with post-scan cloud processing that renders your 3D scans in 4K textures thus offering even greater realism. The new exclusive Xperia app allows users to capture everything from food to faces and turn them into high-resolution 3D avatars. It lets you turn people and objects into high-resolution 3D models and also lets you share them with friends or print them. Currently, there are four scanning modes; face, head, food and freeform. The app will also guide you how to make a great scan no matter what you want to scan. Using the AR effects you can bring your scans to life as 3D avatars, using AR (Augmented Reality) in the camera. You can edit the 3D model with photo adjustments and crop. Users of Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact can download the '3D Creator' update directly from the Play Store. Source

Amazon now lets anyone create personalised Alexa skills and responses

Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints which is a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Users can now take advantage of the easy-to-use templates to create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks.

Amazon says that the skills you create are specially designed for you and your family, and will only appear on the devices registered to your Amazon account. The skills and responses you create with Alexa Skill Blueprints will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account.

To create your own personalized Alexa Skill, you need to first select your blueprint template from here blueprints.amazon.com where you can browse from more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge. With just one-click, your new skill will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account. Alexa Skill Blueprints is available now for customers in the US.

Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa said:
Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family. You don’t need experience building skills or coding to get started—my family created our own jokes skill in a matter of minutes, …

Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints which is a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Users can now take advantage of the easy-to-use templates to create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks. Amazon says that the skills you create are specially designed for you and your family, and will only appear on the devices registered to your Amazon account. The skills and responses you create with Alexa Skill Blueprints will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account. To create your own personalized Alexa Skill, you need to first select your blueprint template from here blueprints.amazon.com where you can browse from more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge. With just one-click, your new skill will be available instantly on the devices associated with your account. Alexa Skill Blueprints is available now for customers in the US. Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa said: Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family. You don’t need experience building skills or coding to get started—my family created our own jokes skill in a matter of minutes, ...

Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco now available for pre-order in India

HMD Global launched new Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, the company’s latest Android One smartphones earlier this month. The new Nokia 6 went on sale in the country recently, today the company has started taking pre-orders for the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphones, as it had promised. Check out the unboxing of Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw4Qyihi2Ow

Nokia 7 Plus specifications

6-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection
Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
4GB LPDDR4  RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
12MP rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size with ZEISS optics, 13 MP secondary camera with 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture with ZEISS optics, dual-tone LED flash
16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics
Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 158.38 x 75.64 x 9.55 mm
3.5 mm headphone jack, Three microphones with Nokia OZO Audio
4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
3800mAh battery with fast charging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4Y-IjNrc4

Nokia 8 Sirocco specifications

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HMD Global launched new Nokia 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco, the company’s latest Android One smartphones earlier this month. The new Nokia 6 went on sale in the country recently, today the company has started taking pre-orders for the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphones, as it had promised. Check out the unboxing of Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw4Qyihi2Ow Nokia 7 Plus specifications 6-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU 4GB LPDDR4  RAM, 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) Android 8.1 (Oreo) 12MP rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size with ZEISS optics, 13 MP secondary camera with 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture with ZEISS optics, dual-tone LED flash 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics Fingerprint sensor Dimensions: 158.38 x 75.64 x 9.55 mm 3.5 mm headphone jack, Three microphones with Nokia OZO Audio 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 2.0) 3800mAh battery with fast charging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4Y-IjNrc4 Nokia 8 Sirocco specifications 5.5-inch ...

Netflix rolls out vertical ‘Mobile Previews’ to iOS, coming to Android soon

Back in March, it was reported that Netflix will be getting ‘Mobile Previews’ with vertical video in April and today the company has officially announced the roll out of the feature to iOS app and coming soon to Android. Mobile Previews is the best way to know if you’ll like a new series or movie that you are planning to watch.

The Mobile previews present Netflix users with a fun, simple, and easy way to know more about all the new content on Netflix and find content that suits personal tastes. Each preview is about 30 seconds long and presented in a vertical format, and the previews are shown in a slideshow.

Netflix last year had introduced video previews to the TV experience, which brought dynamic and engaging video to the TV interface. The company says that years of testing has made it clear that video previews will help Netflix users browse less and discover new content more quickly.

With the launch of mobile previews, it is also bringing a video browse experience to the mobile phone in a mobile-optimized way. These previews are fast to load, and they are personalized to users specific tastes.

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Back in March, it was reported that Netflix will be getting ‘Mobile Previews’ with vertical video in April and today the company has officially announced the roll out of the feature to iOS app and coming soon to Android. Mobile Previews is the best way to know if you’ll like a new series or movie that you are planning to watch. The Mobile previews present Netflix users with a fun, simple, and easy way to know more about all the new content on Netflix and find content that suits personal tastes. Each preview is about 30 seconds long and presented in a vertical format, and the previews are shown in a slideshow. Netflix last year had introduced video previews to the TV experience, which brought dynamic and engaging video to the TV interface. The company says that years of testing has made it clear that video previews will help Netflix users browse less and discover new content more quickly. With the launch of mobile previews, it is also bringing a video browse experience to the mobile phone in a mobile-optimized way. These previews are fast to load, and they are personalized to users specific tastes. Source

Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, to pause Allo development

Despite many attempts to launch a unified messaging system, Google failed every time. Its  Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo never witnessed the success that Google was hoping for. In its latest attempt to stand still against the mighty Apple’s iMessages, Google instead of bringing a new app to the table is said to introduce a new system called “Chat” that will be built directly into the default Android Messages app.

Google by the end of this year is said to introduce the new Chat feature and this time it is not following the previous trend. Google also mentioned that its two-year-old Allo development is halted indefinitely and the entire team behind the Allo will be moved work on Android Messages. Chat is the name Google gave to its Rich Communication Services (RCS) which is a new standard that’s meant to supplant SMS, and it will automatically be turned on inside Android Messages.

The chat will include most essential features like read receipts, typing indicators, full-resolution images and video, and group texts. To be clear, Chat is carrier-based service, not a Google service. However, like SMS, Chat won’t be end-to-end encrypted and will follow the same legal intercept standards. The timing to enable the Chat will be dictated by …

Despite many attempts to launch a unified messaging system, Google failed every time. Its  Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo never witnessed the success that Google was hoping for. In its latest attempt to stand still against the mighty Apple's iMessages, Google instead of bringing a new app to the table is said to introduce a new system called "Chat" that will be built directly into the default Android Messages app. Google by the end of this year is said to introduce the new Chat feature and this time it is not following the previous trend. Google also mentioned that its two-year-old Allo development is halted indefinitely and the entire team behind the Allo will be moved work on Android Messages. Chat is the name Google gave to its Rich Communication Services (RCS) which is a new standard that’s meant to supplant SMS, and it will automatically be turned on inside Android Messages. The chat will include most essential features like read receipts, typing indicators, full-resolution images and video, and group texts. To be clear, Chat is carrier-based service, not a Google service. However, like SMS, Chat won’t be end-to-end encrypted and will follow the same legal intercept standards. The timing to enable the Chat will be dictated by ...

Inside Lab126 with Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon gave a tour of its secretive Lab126 to show in the AI era its ready to let anyone make any kind of Alexa voice device-and fast!

Amazon gave a tour of its secretive Lab126 to show in the AI era its ready to let anyone make any kind of Alexa voice device-and fast!

LG V40 codenamed Storm said to be introduced in Q3 2018, V35 ThinQ could arrive in May

LG is all set to introduce the LG G7 ThinQ, the company’s next flagship smartphone in the ‘G Series’ in less than two weeks. Now @evleaks aka Evan reports that the LG V40, the next flagship in the ‘V Series’ is code-named Storm. He also said that the phone will be introduced sometime in late summer or early fall so there are chances we can expect it at the IFA 2018 on August 31st, same time the V30 was introduced.

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LG introduced the V30S ThinQ  with integrated AI features and up to 256GB storage at the MWC in February. Now the company is gearing to launch the V35 ThinQ code-named Emma, which is said to introduced around the same time as the G7 ThinQ next month.

We don’t know the specifications of the V40 yet, but latest rumors say that the V35 ThinQ will feature a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display and dual 16-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.6 aperture, 10-bit HDR for the primary camera and 107-degree wide-angle lens for the secondary rear camera. It is not expected to feature a notch like the G7 ThinQ.

We should know more details about the LG V40 in the coming months.

LG is all set to introduce the LG G7 ThinQ, the company's next flagship smartphone in the 'G Series' in less than two weeks. Now @evleaks aka Evan reports that the LG V40, the next flagship in the 'V Series' is code-named Storm. He also said that the phone will be introduced sometime in late summer or early fall so there are chances we can expect it at the IFA 2018 on August 31st, same time the V30 was introduced. [HTML1] [HTML2] LG introduced the V30S ThinQ  with integrated AI features and up to 256GB storage at the MWC in February. Now the company is gearing to launch the V35 ThinQ code-named Emma, which is said to introduced around the same time as the G7 ThinQ next month. We don't know the specifications of the V40 yet, but latest rumors say that the V35 ThinQ will feature a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display and dual 16-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.6 aperture, 10-bit HDR for the primary camera and 107-degree wide-angle lens for the secondary rear camera. It is not expected to feature a notch like the G7 ThinQ. We should know more details about the LG V40 in the coming months.

Vivo V9 Youth with 6.3-inch FHD+ FullView display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 launched in India for Rs. 18990

Vivo launched the V9 smartphone last month, now it has silently launched the V9 Youth, a cheaper version of the smartphone. It has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, 90% screen-to-body ratio, 1.75mm slim bezels, 4GB RAM and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0, but his has a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots.

It also comes with Snapdragon 450 SoC instead of Snapdragon 626 and has 32GB internal storage instead of 64GB. It also has a 16-megapixel front camera instead of 24-megapixel on the V9.

Vivo V9 Youth specifications

6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display
1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash
Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm ; Weight: 150g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
3260mAh battery

Vivo V9 Youth comes in Pearl Black and Champagne Gold colors, is …

Vivo launched the V9 smartphone last month, now it has silently launched the V9 Youth, a cheaper version of the smartphone. It has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, 90% screen-to-body ratio, 1.75mm slim bezels, 4GB RAM and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0, but his has a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots. It also comes with Snapdragon 450 SoC instead of Snapdragon 626 and has 32GB internal storage instead of 64GB. It also has a 16-megapixel front camera instead of 24-megapixel on the V9. Vivo V9 Youth specifications 6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD) Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) 16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash Fingerprint sensor Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm ; Weight: 150g 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS 3260mAh battery Vivo V9 Youth comes in Pearl Black and Champagne Gold colors, is ...
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