It can dance, walk, play football and do kung-fu – but only when commanded via its companion app.UBTech Alpha 1 Pro – Design and FeaturesThe Alpha 1 Pro comes fully assembled and with minimal accessories in the box – just a mains charger and a Mini USB cable.Or perhaps the scheming love-child of Honda Asimo.Alpha s probably about as big as you re expecting – certainly as I was expecting.There s an awful lot of white plastic here, broken up only by the black plastic and silver metal of those 16 servos at all the joints.
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Sdp, fresh vice-president criticise the Saturday, the government postponed the plans and indicated that they were part of the president Antti rinne of the teams that aims to win in the next few years held viisissä election.the New vice president of triad Sanna Marin, Maarit Feldt-ranta and Ville Skinnari stated in a joint press conference his intentions to fight the government's social and health care services reform, which is based on service activities for the transfer of publicly owned companies.Feldt-beach view, the sote-reform should be to prepare together .however, He did not specify cooperation partners in its detail.Together , Feldt-Beach characterize future Sdp-driven sote-the preparation.it is not Intended that the reform would be returned completely to the starting box.
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It has been a tradition since 1991 for China s state television broadcaster, CCTV, to co-hold an annual gala with government agencies on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, for the sake of protecting consumers rights.The program this year featured mostly tech companies, including the biggest e-commerce site, Taobao, and the food delivery unicorn Ele.me, exposing their acts of infringement and fraud.Let s have a look at what Chinese consumers are complaining about and how companies responded to the charges.Photo from Baidu ImagesEle.meSafe and healthy foods are almost like a luxury product for Chinese people.Reports allege that this platform has provided food from unsanitary, and even unlicensed, restaurants due to the loose process Ele.me employs to authorize a restaurant to operate and the slack regulations they use.Ele.me responded through its official WeChat account saying, Dear consumers, we pay close attention to the problems reported and have formed a new task force to investigate the license validity of all restaurants, and will delist all illegal restaurants.On Thursday, Ele.me announced it had delisted 25,761 illegal restaurants.This still didn t save Ele.me from being singled out by CCTV for criticism.Last December, Alibaba invested USD 1.25 billion in Ele.me, pushing its valuation to USD 4.5 billion.Photo from www.jiqiren365.comDJIThe red-hot drone maker is also on the blacklist .Experts expressed concerns that once a security hole emerged on smart terminals or equipment, criminals could take advantage of the loophole to remotely control the equipment, threatening the physical and property security of consumers.
Everything you need to know about the HTC 11The HTC 11 is almost certainly less than a year away, so here s what we know about the HTC 11 release date, specs, and price, plus all the latest news and rumours.Update: 11 December 2016 : A new leak has seemingly revealed most of the HTC 11's hardware, and even the phone's new design.We loved the iconic design, slick Android skin and great audio quality, and were sold on the great selfie camera and fast charging.Read on for all the latest news, rumours and speculation on the HTC 11, HTC s flagship smartphone for 2017.Still, there s a chance HTC could use MWC to announce the phone next year – it kicks off on February 27, which would be great timing for a HTC 11 launch.
Everything you need to know about the Huawei P10The Huawei P10 release date draws ever closer and, with a press conference now just weeks away, the rumours have become interminable.Huawei has consistently impressed us with flagship smartphones, and so it s no surprise that the tech world is excited to see what the Huawei P10 has to offer.The Chinese tech giant has already confirmed a press conference for the end of February where we ll see a new flagship device , but the finer details remain a mystery.First, here s a brief rundown of release dates for previous flagship Huawei smartphones:The next big clue comes from Huawei itself: the company has invited journalists to a press conference at MWC 2017, Barcelona s annual technology tradeshow.
Amazon has announced a host of forthcoming improvements for its Fire TV devices that ll offer greater voice commands and more 4K content.In a press release on Tuesday, the firm announced a new range of Alexa voice commands that ll make it easier to find and play content.Users will be able to launch apps, play content by speaking into the Fire TV remote.More skills borrowed from the Amazon Echo speaker are also coming, including the ability to find local movie show times, read Kindle books and find local businesses.to find out what movies are playing in theatres near you or specific movie timesYouTube 4K Ultra HD—Access YouTube s full 4K library via the YouTube.com app on Amazon Fire TV when connected to a UHD-compatible TVSearch for local businesses and restaurants using Alexa—Ask What Mexican restaurants are nearby?to get convenient information on businesses nearbyAccess Kindle e-books via Alexa—Say Read The Nightingale to listen to text-to-speech enabled books from your Kindle library through Amazon Fire TVcomments powered by Disqus
Apple has announced that it s creating its first app development accelerator in Asia, as the Cupertino company seeks to woo India s engineering community with a dedicated space in which to learn design best-practices for Apple s mobile operating system.Expected to open in Bengaluru in early 2017, the iOS App Design and Development Accelerator will support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India s iOS developer community, according to a press release.India has emerged as a key battleground for the big U.S. tech companies as both Google and Facebook look to tap the burgeoning online population — with varying degrees of success — even though much of the country s 1.3 billion inhabitants remain offline.And earlier this year, Apple confirmed plans to open a new development hub in Hyderabad, India that s expected to eventually house around 4,500 people.Apple s new app accelerator will essentially serve to help developers improve their design and development skills for iOS and will include one-on-one app reviews for developers, as well as support for Apple s programming language, Swift.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Bengaluru is a major startup hub in India — an estimated one million people work in the city s technology industry, while more than 40 percent of university graduates in the area specialize in IT or engineering, according to Apple.This isn t the first such center Apple has unveiled — earlier this year, it announced its first iOS App Development Center in Europe, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy.The company also has a similar hub in Brazil.
Resident Evil 7 is in development and will make an appearance at the E3 2016 gaming expo next month, according to a gaming industry consultant in Japan.According to Tokyo-based Dr. Serkan Toto, who is building a reputation for breaking big gaming news, the long-rumoured title will be make a triumphant return to the franchise's "horror roots.Toto s impressive track record suggests the information is credible, but until Capcom makes the announcement at E3, we d treat this as a rumour.The last game in the series, Resident Evil 6, was released in 2012 and earned a credible 7/10 rating from TrustedReviews.Last summer Capcom also confirmed it is giving the classic 1998 Resident Evil 2 title a full remake, caving to years of demands from gamers.Do you still hold out hope Capcom's flagship series can recapture its glory days?
Lenovo is planning to kill off the Moto X branding with subsequent releases falling under a new Moto Z banner, according to reports.VentureBeat s Evan Blass, who claims to have spied marketing materials, says new devices are on the way to replace the existing Play and Style handsets.The two new flagships will be called Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style according to the well-connected Blass aka @evleaks .Recent reports have claimed these new flagship models are set to launch this summer with 5.5-inch displays.See also: Moto G4 2016 vs Moto G3 2015 Speculation has also suggested the devices, codenamed Vertex Moto Z Play and Vector Thin Moto Z Style will also feature modular backpacks.These may include a Pico projector, an optical zoom lens, stereo speakers and more.
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That s mainly because although the various smart bulbs, locks, thermostats and smoke alarms are great at talking to smartphones, they re not that good at talking to each other.See also: Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen reviewThrough the Works With Nest platform, the company has announced partnerships with major providers August, Misfit and Belkin WeMo, along with a host of other lesser-known manufacturers.This means, for example, owners of the WeMo switches can use that to turn on a home fan if it senses the temperature on the Thermostat creeping up.Those who own the August Doorbell Cam will be able to view footage from a Nest Cam within the August app.Video is a powerful aspect of smart security in the connected home.The integration with Nest lets our Doorbell Cam and Nest Cam work together to bridge the gap between activity happening inside and outside the home, explained Jason Johnson, CEO of August.
In previous years, the only time you really get to hear about a smartphone's camera performance was in a review, sponsored or otherwise, days or weeks after the device goes to market.But with mobile photography taking on a more central role in smartphones today, you just can't get those reviews soon enough.DxOMark regarded the smartphone as having good HDR results when the feature is activated, thought at times inconsistent.Exposure is actually decent when indoors with low-light though there is some visible luminance noise.Of course, it performed best in bright light, where it exhibited better stabilization and noise reduction.But, then again, the smartphone is a mid-range device, so it will perform less spectacularly in other aspects.
Microsoft has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops as the latest big name Xbox 360 title to be made available on the Xbox One.Treyarch s game was among the most requested titles, alongside the sequel Black Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V.The rest of the voting is dominated by the games in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and World at War games with Mass Effect 3, Fallout: New Vegas and GTA IV rounding out the top ten.The game is available freely to those who own it for the Xbox 360 console.Folks can can download it by inserting their physical disk or redownload to the next-gen console from the Xbox app.Folks who ve never owned the game can grab it for $10/£11.24, so long as they re also an Xbox Live Gold member.See also: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reviewThe release should please fans of the series dismayed by the HD remaster of Modern Warfare IV being limited to those who pre-order the forthcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare title.
In combination with the latter are a pair of clasps on either side to make the Bermuda portable, although it runs off mains power only, from a little wall-wart transformer.Related: Rega Planar 3 2016 reviewOut of the box, the four leg holes underneath are plugged with plastic bungs, so the Crosley Bermuda can be sat on a table or sideboard, but there are four rather nice, ebonised-wood legs supplied that screw into the holes and make the Bermuda freestanding.The tonearm has none of the sweeping grace of the old Dansette units – it s just a metal tube with a cheap-looking plastic headshell and a little metal counterweight.Ouch.Just don t expect anything approaching high fidelity – the sonics are more akin to a mid-priced Bluetooth speaker than an entry-level micro hi-fi.As with the Cruiser II, I feel like Crosley should invest more in the turntable components and hike up the price a little.
Photograph: Jeff Chiu/APMark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.To acknowledge that Facebook has come up short and that the company needs to improve – acknowledging there s a problem and saying they re going to resolve it is the right approach.Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory and head of digital for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential bid, said that the Facebook founder stopped short of making any concrete promises besides internal reviews that were already underway but had acknowledged a problem of trust.I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about this issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored, he said.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.
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At its I/O 2016 developer conference today, Google rolled out new Google Play store features for developers.Ellie Powers, Google Play s lead product manager, showed off improvements to how beta programs work, benchmarks, a new pre-launch report, and a slew of minor improvements.Google Play has over 1 billion monthly active users, which the company argues makes it the world s largest app distribution platform.But Google also shared a new number today: Last year, Google Play users installed apps 65 billion times.That number is up from 50 billion in 2014, or a 30 percent increase.Google wants to keep that figure rising, so it implemented the following list of features to help developers grow their apps and games:Speaking of apps, Google Play has gained two of its own.The Play Console app lets you access your app s data on the go including installs, uninstalls, crashes, ratings, and reviews , receive push notifications for important news, and reply to reviews.The Playbook app lets you set your objectives and provides a tailored list of the latest articles and videos from Google experts and across the Web.
Despite having hit numerous roadblocks, Microsoft has always managed to innovate and try something different, which is something that can t be said about its iOS and Android competitors.More recently, the company took a bold leap when it launched its converged Windows 10 software, which – according to Microsoft – will run the same core code across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.HardwareWindows 10 Mobile doesn t have the same OEM support as Android, and as such the number of smartphones running the operating system is limited.The camera sensor sits bang in the centre, and while it doesn t have what I'd consider a hump , it does jut out ever so slightly.Most other phones have switched to a single tray that houses both the Nano SIM tray and a microSD card, but the HTC 10 still has one tray on each side.The phone comes in black, silver and goldWhereas LG took plenty of risks with its funky modular design of the G5, HTC has played it relatively safe here.
Apple Pay vs Android Pay: With the launch of Android Pay in the UK, both Apple and Google s mobile payment systems are now available for US and UK users.Of course, this is what makes the relationship between Google/Apple and the banks so important, since the interaction is quite different to the standard contactless approach.Where Apple Pay and Android Pay can actually be used is limited by the country you reside in.This is pretty telling: it looks like Apple has done most of the groundwork, then Google has come in and done deals with a lot of the same companies.Android Pay is really a development and branching out of this service, which launched four years earlier in 2011 without much success.A teardown of the iPad Air 2 revealed it has an NFC chip, but doesn t have the periphery antennas or boosters needed to make the chip work properly.
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