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The Iconic 3310 Becomes Talk of the Town as It Goes on Sale

The world is going crazy and they all have a reason for this. Yes, the rebooted version of iconic Nokia 3310 has gone on sale today.

It’s been nearly 17 years from now the original version made debut, but people still can’t get over its fever. So, let’s dig in deeper to see what you can expect from the newly upgraded version of Nokia 3310.

The rebooted version has two-megapixel camera, and it is compatible with 2.5G connectivity, which certainly means it doesn’t offer unlimited access to the internet. The initial price set for this nostalgic model is £49.99 and its battery claims to offer up to 22 hours of talk time.

Remember, you won’t be able to enjoy all the latest apps on this device, but a fresh version of the classic snake game will be there to assure some sort of entertainment.

“The interest shown for this reimagined classic has been backed up by incredibly strong levels of pre-registration, and we have already sold out of very limited stock online.” Carphone Warehouse’s Andrew Wilson said.

So, what is your take on it?

Let us know by making a comment!

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A Collaboration Between Mercedes-Benz and Vivint Aims to Power Your Solar Home

Yes, you have heard that right. Mercedes – Benz is teaming up with Vivint Solar, a U.S based company for giving a real tough time to Tesla and other similar companies that work in residential solar energy and storage.

The plan is to make a combined product for homeowners for which Mercedes – Benz Energy will amalgamate 2.5kWh of its energy storage batteries with a Vivint’s rooftop. According to experts, this amount of energy is sufficient to electrify majority of your home’s appliances for almost twenty hours straight. Isn’t that awesome?

And, this is what Boris von Bormann, CEO of Mercedes – Benz Energy Americas said about the project: “As Mercedes – Benz electrifies its vehicle fleet, solar plus storage is essential to enable those vehicles to be powered by clean energy.”

The cost is not going to be the same as it will vary depending on the system. However, a complete 2.5kWh battery system, when paired with a Vivint solar will cost about $5,000. On the other hand, 20kWh home energy storage system comprising of several connected batteries will be priced about $13,000.

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Facebook Now Makes Use of AI to Eradicate the Language Barrier

Facebook prefers its users and keep them on the front-line. And, the company makes every possible effort to prove it right. This time, Facebook is taking a step further by using artificial intelligence to improve language translation efficiency.

It certainly means that Facebook users will not only be seeing videos and posts in their preferred languages, but just anything. Well, it is not going to be an entirely new concept for Facebook because it already translates posts in more than 45 languages. However, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook believes that there is still a lot of work to be done.

Also, Facebook has unveiled its research publicly for developers, so that they can build translation and other relevant tools. Moreover, apart from language translation, this incredible technology could also be used to create chatbots.

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Netflix Deals With iQiyi to Enter the Chinese Market

Netflix dominates the world with its unparalleled streaming content. But, it seems like the journey has become a little easier after the company officially announced a deal with a Chinese firm, iQiyi, to make the streaming content available across the country.

Although Netflix is not going to get full-fledged broadcasting access, but this move will surely help the company mark its presence within the region. A Netflix vice president even said that this collaboration will eventually grow awareness about Netflix and its unique content.

The Chinese market of video content, on the other hand, is already huge and improving with some robust pace. In such circumstances, Netflix would have to face a serious competition to make its way through.

Also, it is still unclear that what content would be distributed in collaboration with iQiyo and when it would be available. So, let’s wait and see how the plan works for Netflix…

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Adidas to Sell Shoes Made of Ocean Waste

Adidas is always known for producing top quality and reliable sportswear. But, this time, to honor the Earth day, Adidas has collaborated with Parley, a well-known organization that purposefully works to protect oceans from being polluted.

The good news is, Adidas is coming up with three new models to amaze customers: Ultra Boost, Ultra Boost Uncaged and Ultra Boost X. And, a total of 11 plastic bottles is used for the creation of just one pair of these eco-friendly shoes.

Previously, Adidas released an ocean plastic waste sneaker, but its production has been kept quite limited to introduce the concept. However, this time, the brand is keen to produce at least one million pairs of these shoes by the end of this year.

This is what Mathias Amm, a product category director at Adidas has to say about the latest addition, “The new addition to the Adidas x Parley collection are another step in our journey to creating one million pairs of Ultraboost from up-cycled marine plastic”.

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All You Need to Know About Samsung’s Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1

At MWC (Mobile World Conference), we have been able to see a lot of technological advancements within the smartphone industry. And, this is where Samsung also announced the Galaxy Book Windows 10 2-in-1. Well, it clearly looked like a blunt answer to Microsoft’s Surface Pro line. But, we have not been able to hear any news about Galaxy’s Book release date after that.

Although the specifications of the device seemed superb, but the audience was unclear about its availability. However, now people have a reason to know more about Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1 because its release date is officially confirmed.

You will be able to get your hands on the LTE model from 21st of April, while the WiFi version will hit the retailers on May 21st. The LTE version basically comes in two sizes, 12-inch and 10.6 inch, therefore the price also varies quite prominently. The model with 12-inch will be available for $1, 300, whereas the one with 10.6 inch for $630.

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Smart Bandages Are More Likely to Enhance the Health Tracking Process

Have you heard about smart bandages before?

Well, this is the kind of bandage that has the ability to detect how speedily a hound is healing and sends a progress report to the doctor. Yes, it is true and this incredible technology will be exposed to the market from next year according to the scientists.

Let’s talk about how it works!

The entire bandage is occupied with very tiny sensors which are tailor-made to pick blood clotting and identity infections. And, it all gets done wirelessly.

Swansea University is the origin of these data driven bandages and hoping to make its first trial by the next year.

All in all, it would turn out to be an amazing help for physicians to customize treatments based on the progress of your wound. For instance, if you are healing well, you will be provided with a solution in accordance with your condition.

Prof Marc Clement, chairman of the Institute of Life Science at Swansea said: “This is a multi-technology approach, with nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, printing and coating biochemistry all interconnecting through 5G infrastructure to allow us tomorrow and in the future to deliver health care for a wound patient that delivers better patient outcomes and better quality of life.”

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From Now On, Periscope Let Everyone Enjoy 360-Degree Broadcasts

Remember the time when Periscope debuted live-360 degree broadcasting last year? Everyone was so much crazy about the feature, but unfortunately, it’s been available to only a handful of users. You know what? It changes now.

An official tweet from the company announced that anyone using the iOS app or the Producer Software can make the most of 360-Degree Broadcast feature. The company further added that if you want to experience a 360-broadcast from your android phone, you have got to install the Producer app specifically for this purpose.

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From a user’s perspective, Periscope has taken a much-needed move that will certainly remove at least one of the barriers to entry and will also probably work out in an amazing way from the point of view of branding.

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Customer Services on Twitter Gets Improved: Brands Can Now Use Location Data in DM

In today’s rapidly growing and impactful digital world, social media is not just about marketing. In fact, it is more about a satisfied customer experience. Therefore, Twitter wants brands to get a step closer to their respective customers with its new tool specifically launched to improve customer services.

The latest addition provides brands with an opportunity to share location data with customers and ask for it within direct messages. This move will eventually be a meaningful guide for people searching for nearby stores, hotels or any outlet. And, the feature is available through Twitter’s developer program only to partners offering customer service tools for brands.

As far as the customer engagement is concerned, this tool will certainly be a useful asset for brands as it will allow them to ask customers for their exact locations so that they can be provided with better services with more efficiency.

It is not a rocket science that people find difficult to handle. Instead, they have all the control of it. Moreover, Twitter provides you with an option to pick a place name from a list. Means, you don’t really have to be their physically.

Remember, customers have all the power to make or break any brand. With such challenge, your business can make a solid use of Twitter’s latest feature to add a more personalized feel.

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Palmer Lucky: Oculus Co-Founder Leaves Facebook

Palmer Lucky, co-founder of Oculus and the man behind the Oculus Rift headset, is saying goodbye to Facebook. Following a shocking news that he had intentionally donated a huge sum of amount to a group spreading memes in support of Trump, Lucky started disappearing from the eye.

Even after becoming a controversial figure, Oculus and Facebook revealed that Lucky has been working actively with the company at that time. Moreover, this what the company has to say about Palmer Lucky:

“Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kick-start the modern VR revolution and build an industry. We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best.”