Apple is reportedly adding hands-free Siri and water resistance to its next AirPods


Bloomberg reports that Apple has a couple of interesting features in store for upcoming versions of its AirPods wireless earbuds. We heard back in December 2017 that Apple had plans for new AirPods; this year, they’re slated to get a new wireless chip for improved wireless chip. That’ll allow for access to Siri without having to physically tap the earphones; you’ll be able to invoke the assistant with just a voice command. Next year, they’ll also be water resistant, so they won’t go kaput if you’re caught in the rain. That’s good news for Apple fans and people who are…

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Apple’s AirPower said to be released next month, pricing info still unclear

Alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last September, Apple showcased its wireless charging accessory called AirPower. The charging mat will allow Apple users to charge their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch on the same surface. At the time, Apple teased a 2018 debut, and now it looks like we’re inching closer to that release….

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4 sold out in less than 10 seconds in first sale in India, next sale on February 27

Xiaomi launched the the Mi TV 4 for the first time in India last week at a price of Rs. 39,999 . It went on sale in the country today at 2PM. Xiaomi has announced that the TV got huge response from the customers, which was sold out in less than 10 seconds on Flipkart and Mi.com. However the company did not share the number of TVs sold during the sale, unlike it did for the Redmi Note 5 smartphones. Some users said that it sold out before they could see the buy button. [HTML1] The company has launched only the 55-inch 4K Mi TV 4 model in the country and it plans to bring more models based on the response.  The Mi TV 4 has a 4.9mm slim frameless design and comes with Patch Wall, a UI layer on top of the Android OS that’s based on deep learning AI technology that can curate content based on recommendations. It brings all the content from the STB and seamlessly integrates right on your homepage. For content, Xiaomi has partnered with Hotstar, SunNxt, Voot, Sony LIV, Hungama and more. The company says that it  comes with 500K+ hrs of content, and almost 80% of all content …
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‘The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands’ Pushed Back to Next Month, New 30-Minute Gameplay Video Released

Late last month we spied a very cool looking trailer for an upcoming game called The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands from Xigma Games. Taking the incremental aspects of A Dark Room [$ 1.99] and mixing them together with the resource-collecting, town-building, and combat elements of Kingdom: New Lands [$ 9.99], The Bonfire looked like a really slick mashup of those formulas, and I was all excited to get my hands on it when it launched this month. Well, good news/bad news situation as The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands is taking longer than expected to finish up and is now slated for release in March, but to make up for the delay Xigma has released a lengthy new video showcasing the first 30 minutes of the game. WARNING: A video this length obviously contains some spoiler-ish stuff, so if you’d rather go into The Bonfire fresh, maybe skip watching this.

As the video shows quite clearly, things start off extremely simple in The Bonfire as you gather wood to make a fire, but everything just builds off from there until you’re managing multiple people, collecting multiple resources, and fighting off baddies trying to invade your space. I really love the look of this one, especially the dynamic weather system and day/night cycles, and as you can see the first twenty minutes all takes place in the small starting area but once you’ve gathered up enough resources to build a bridge you expand into a new area and I have a feeling that this is going to be a pretty big game. This seems like a game worth keeping an eye on, so be sure to follow along with the discussion thread in our forums and look for The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands sometime in March.

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Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS

The Best Guide To Selling Your Old Phones With High Profit

 Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone — unless, of course, you are an Apple and iMessage user. Read More
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