Tesla Solar Systems Will Now Cost Up To 20% Less

Tesla Energy has confirmed that its solar systems for homes will now be up to 20 percent cheaper. These systems were previously offered by SolarCity which was acquired by Tesla. It’s now Tesla Energy and the company sells its products through the electric car maker’s network of retail stores as well. SolarCity was the largest U.S. residential solar company at the time of its acquisition two years ago.

Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Get Google Assistant’s Call Screening Feature

The Google Assistant had a feature limited only to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL when those handsets were launched. It could screen spam calls by answering a suspected spam call and transcribing the response in real time. This allowed the users to decide whether or not they wanted to answer that call. This feature is now being rolled out to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Windows 10 Mail App Could Get Ads In The Future

If you use the Windows 10 Mail app just because you don’t want to put up with ads that you see from your email provider online, they might eventually follow you to the app as well. According to reports, Microsoft briefly ran a test in which it served advertisements within the Windows 10 mail app.

Work On Google’s Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens Halted

Google’s Life Sciences division unveiled a project it was working on to measure blood glucose levels back in 2014. It developed a smart contact lens which was supposed to provide a non-invasive way of obtaining the blood’s sugar levels. The division later came Verily, a company under Google’s parent Alphabet, Inc. It has now announced that work on the smart contact lens for blood glucose monitoring has been halted.


LG Releases Its First Android Pie Update For The G7 One

It has been a few months since Google released the Android 9 Pie update but it’s still not available for compatible devices of many mainstream manufacturers. Samsung has only just opened up the beta program and won’t be releasing Pie for its devices until January 2019, for example. LG has now got the ball rolling, though, as the LG G7 One is the company’s first smartphone to receive the Android […]

Criterion Launching Streaming Service For Classic Films Next Year

Even though FilmStruck is going to shut down on November 29th, Criterion will not be shutting down its streaming channel. The company has confirmed that it will continue to entertain viewers as an independent streaming service due to be launched at some point in the spring of 2019.

Huawei Building A Voice Assistant To Compete Outside China

Huawei does have a voice assistant similar to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant called Xiaoyi. It’s only available for the company’s smartphone owners in its home country of China. The company is now interested in offering a voice assistant to users outside China that can compete with others in the virtual assistant space. It’s working on such an assistant, according to CEO Richard Yu.

Amazon Echo Devices Now Available From Microsoft

Microsoft is no stranger to selling devices from other companies in its official store and it appears to have extended this privilege to some of Amazon’s Echo devices. They’re the smart speakers from the online retail giant that are powered by its Alexa smart assistant. A couple of models are now being sold from the official Microsoft store.

Sony Launches Black Ops 4 Bundle To Celebrate PS4’s Fifth Anniversary

Time really does fly. It has been five years since the PlayStation 4 was released. It’s one of the most successful consoles that Sony has ever made. It has sold more than 86.1 million hardware units in these past five years. The company has launched a new Black Ops 4 bundle to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its gaming juggernaut.

Xiaomi Selling A $2,000 Laser Projector At Walmart

Xiaomi doesn’t offer a lot of products in the United States. Its smartphones have yet to make an appearance Stateside but some of its other devices are available. The list includes its 150 inch laser projector that costs $1999.99. It’s available for purchase in the U.S. exclusively from Walmart.

Tumblr App Disappears From The iOS App Store

Tumblr is a popular platform for those who are looking to blog, look up funny images, GIFs, and so on. However it is also a place where quite a number of NSFW posts exists, and it has since been speculated that could have been one of the reasons why the app has since disappeared from the iOS App Store.

Alexa Can Soon Be Used To Turn On Devices In Low-Power Mode

Amazon’s Alexa can already do certain tasks by itself, but at the same time it acts as a medium between other smart/connected devices as well where users can use Alexa to turn said devices on/off. However what if a device is in low-power mode and you want to wake it up using Alexa? The good news is that Amazon has a solution for that.

Security Flaw Discovered In Instagram’s ‘Download Your Data’ Tool

Earlier this year, Instagram launched a new feature that would allow users to download their data. Basically the idea behind this feature is that it lets users download all their data that they’ve published to Instagram, such as photos, videos, profile information, and more, where you can use that as a backup tool in case your account gets hacked or stolen.

OnePlus 6T Vs iPhone Xs Max In Speed Test

We’ve seen how Apple’s iPhone Xs Max stacks up against some of the flagship Android phones launched in 2018. However we’re sure that many are curious to see if it will be a complete victory for Apple, or if there could be a flagship launched in 2018 that has the potential to beat the A12 Bionic chipset.

YouTube Starts Offering Ad-Supported Movies On Its Platform

Want to watch a full-length movie or series on YouTube? If you do, you’d have to pay for it via various subscription programs that YouTube offers. However since such programs such as YouTube Originals and YouTube TV aren’t available globally yet, it means that there are many users out there who are potentially missing out.

Facebook Patent Uses Your Family Photos For Targeted Advertising

Just like Google, Facebook uses target advertising to help deliver ads to users that it thinks might be relevant to them. However it seems that there is a potential that in the future, Facebook could come up with more types of targeted ads based on your family photos in which it tries to determine your demographic to come up with suited ads.

Samsung Brings Auto Brightness Feature To Its Lower-End Phones

When you look at high-end phones versus low-end phone, some of the differences in hardware are obvious, such as a lower-end chipset, less RAM, a lower-resolution display, and less fancy cameras just to name a few. However one of the ways companies such as Samsung have cut costs is by ditching the use of ambient light sensors.

Alleged Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 Benchmarks Are Impressive

Based on the speed tests we’ve seen and also the benchmarks, it suggests that Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset is one heck of a chip where it seems to be capable of offering near-desktop levels of performance. However it seems that Qualcomm might not be too far behind in terms of coming up with something better/more powerful.

Nintendo Switch eShop Gets New Search Filters

The Nintendo Switch, just like the PS4 and Xbox One, offers gamers the option to purchase their games in either physical format or digital. However its eShop does leave a lot to be desired, especially in terms of discovery and search, but thankfully that appears to change with the latest update to the game.

Mortal Kombat 11 Could Be Announced Next Month

NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat X was launched in 2015, which means that it has been more than three years since the game was released. While game expansions don’t necessarily have a fixed release schedule, we suppose 3 years is plenty of time to warrant a potential sequel. In fact fans of the franchise could be getting their wish soon.

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