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The Delayed BeatsX Earbuds Will Hit the Global Market on February 10th

If you have desperately been waiting to buy one of the pairs of BeatsX wireless earbuds, then your time has finally arrived. Beats, on 7th of February, officially revealed  that the much awaited BeatsX earbuds will hit the global market on February 10th. But, Beats didn’t stop there as the company also made it clear by telling CNET that two more color options (grey and blue) will be available in the market shortly.

Apart from Apple devices, BeatsX earbuds are absolutely compatible with Android smartphones as well. As far as the battery life is concerned, Apple says that it can extend up to 8 hours. Moreover, by plugging the earbuds for just 5 minutes, you can avail up to two hours of listening time. Great, right?

What is more interesting about BeatsX is its flexibility that adjusts the earbuds quite comfortably around your neck. And, when you are not using them, they get attached to one another magnetically.

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Seagate Looks Eager to Lead the Storage War with Its 16TB Drive

It seems like Seagate is almost near to achieving the goal of producing 20TB drives by 2020 because the company is in a serious mood to launch 14TB and 16TB hard drives over the next 18 months.

Till now, the capacity of Seagate’s hard drive is 10TB. According to Stephen Luczo, the company’s CEO, “A 12TB drive based on helium technology is being tested, and the feedback is positive.”

If the company is successful in making a 16TB hard drive, then it is surely going to be the largest magnetic disk ever. Also, this drive by Seagate will be a perfect data storage solution for enterprises and consumers who have to deal with a large amount of data on daily basis.

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These Smart Glasses are Enough Indicators of Outpacing Bifocals

Whatever we view, our in-built lens inside the eye adjusts the focal length accordingly. But, as we get older, the lens loses its strength and ability of focusing objects with the same accuracy. And, that brings in the need for bifocals and reading glasses to improve visibility.

Same thing happened with Carlos Mastrangelo who started suffering from vision problem at his early 50s. However, Mastrangelo, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, decided to solve the problem of wearing glasses on and off. That actually led him to create a pair of smart glasses.

The lenses of these smart glasses are made of glycerin. It is a thick colorless liquid surrounded by a flexible membrane in the front and back. Before experiencing the glasses for the first time, a user has to add his eyeglasses prescription into an app, which will then adjust the lenses in accordance with his specifications.

For now, the smart glasses visualize a pretty ordinary look, but they are expected to get slimmer yet stylish to draw considerable attention.

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Volvo Takes a Step Further by Putting Real Families in their Self-Driving Cars

Similar to many other carmakers Volvo is on its way towards testing a self-driving technology. So far, we heard about a lot of self-driving tests done by some gigantic automobile companies. All of them include a group of engineers who sit in the car for technical assurance, and they also grab data comprising of the car’s behavior to know what works well and what doesn’t.

Here in the case of Volvo, the story is slightly different as the automobile company is conducting its first self-driving test with an ordinary family, the Hains from Gothenburg, Sweden.

The reason for making Hains family a vital part of this test is quite interesting. Volvo wants ordinary people experience the self-driving test. How such people react when the car goes from manual to autonomous modes, and what sort of reaction comes out of their face while they are not taking the wheel?

Regarding the “Drive Me Project” test, this is what Henrik Green, Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Volvo group said, “We want to learn more around how people feel when they engage and disengage autonomous drive, what the handover should be like, and what sort of things they would do in the car when it’s driving them to their destination.”

Well, we will have to wait for the impact of this test. However, Volvo looks optimistic to launch its first fully autonomous vehicle somewhere around 2021.

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Intel Updates Its NUC PCs with New Design, Processors and Ports

If we talk about tiny computers with appreciable specs and functionalities, Intel’s “Next Unit of Computing” (NUC) is considered to be a sensible pick. Although mini computers represent only a few segments of the desktop computing business, but every time NUC comes up with the addition of new features, they help the company reach out to its audience in an effective way.

The reason is simple: NUC PCs are affordable, powerful and extremely ideal in size. And, now they are even turning out to be better, as Intel is upgrading the design, processors and ports of its tiny seventh generation desktop CPUs.

The company is introducing five incredibly new NUC models: two with new core i3 processors, two with i5 and one with core i7 along with two case sizes, where one is designed to serve the larger version of the computer while other fits in with the shorter one.

Apart from the upgraded versions’ compactness, they also serve well when it comes to connectivity. So yes, if you prefer tiny desktop PCs, the new versions of Intel’s NUC PCs should be your choice.

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New Yorkers Now Have Wi-Fi Connectivity Across All Subway Stations

If you have had the experience of traveling by train once in your life, you probably know that cell signals are usually pathetic. And that means calls, text messages or even going online become extremely difficult.

However, the city of New York had promised to its residents that all 279 subway stations would be equipped with W-Fi by the end of 2016, and guess what, they actually did it. As of New Year’s Eve, the officials have made Wi-Fi connectivity available across all subway stations.

Considering the needs of a large number of people who use subway stations every morning and evening, Wi-Fi connection is something that was required badly. With such initiative, subway riders can now use internet to make online shopping, check important emails and stay active on social media. Isn’t that great?

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Double Dragon to Launch Its 4th Series on January 30th, 2017

For game enthusiasts, 2017 will certainly bring a lot of hope and commitments. And, the release of new Double Dragon Series is a serious indication. Arc System Works has acquired all the rights to the series last year and officially made it clear that Double Dragon IV will hit the market on January 30, 2017. By the way, it’s a great time to honor the 30th anniversary of the original game.

Although, the excitement might not be that much high as a different company will launch the series under its name, but some of the game original developers (such as programmers, character designers and directors) are involved in the project. It means that you should be hopeful of getting the same level of entertainment from the new series as well.

However, the details are still unclear, as it looks like the company is planning to reveal more about the game in the coming weeks. So, it’s time for all of us to wait for the moment.

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Now You Can Create Custom Profile Frames from Facebook’s New Tool

Have you ever thought of doing something fun and exciting with your Facebook profile photo? Over the past few years, we have seen Facebook trying to be as much user-centric as it can by introducing features such as video profiles or temporary profile photos.

But, now it seems like the world’s largest social network wants to take it a step further. And for this, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that is specifically designed to allow users to create their own frames for photos and videos.

However, the other side of story tells that Facebook is once again trying its best to copy Snapchat. Well, it’s not what we are saying. In fact, the company has added a couple of features in the past that are clearly inspired by the app. And, the latest custom profile frames tool is more or less like the one uses by Snapchat.

Anyway, let’s talk about the application of this new Facebook tool.

It’s not specifically targeting any individual user, but yes this Camera Effects Platform can surely turn out to be remarkable for event planners. So, go on, log in to your Facebook account and follow the steps to make the most out of the newly added feature.

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McDonald’s Drive-Thru Gets Digital Makeover

When it comes to fast food industry, then we all know that McDonald’s wears the leadership cap. But, during the last couple of years, the most dynamic fast food chain has fallen behind its competitors quite drastically. It’s may be that customers haven’t been provided with an order-and-pay method via smartphones. And, keeping this particular aspect in mind McDonald’s gives digital makeover to its drive-thru by rolling out mobile order-and-pay technology.

According to Business Insider, McDonald’s will be launching its mobile order-and-pay app next year to facilitate its valued-customers with the easiest way of ordering their happy meals.

Initially, the technology will roll out to selected locations in the US. Moreover, it will also hit the international market such as Canada, France, UK and Australia to cater a wide range of audience across the world.

It’s not the first time McDonald’s is experimenting to be more customer-centric. The reputed fast food chain has made a couple of technological tests before including “Create Your Own Taste” menus at selected locations in 2014. But, this move will turn out to be reasonably impactful in terms of customer convenience.

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Samsung’s Ultra-Modern Gear S3 will hit the Market on November 18th

Can’t wait to wear your new Gear S3 smartwatch?

Well, you no longer have to wait because Samsung Gear S3 will hit the US market on November 18th. And, the happiest news of all is that you can preorder it from the 6th of this month.

To make your order, you can go to Samsung’s official website straightaway. Also, you will be able to buy it from Amazon, Best Buy, T-Mobile, Verizon and Macy’s AT&T.

The news is not something new as Samsung has already made an official announcement of its Gear S3 smartwatch at IFA presentation two months ago. But, there is a lot more you should know about its features.

Gear S3 comes in two flavors, a Classic and a Frontier, but the truth is they both look similar. Both of the models visualize a stainless steel chassis which is water resistant of course and coated in scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass SR+.

However, apart from similarities, Samsung Pay is the only feature which makes Gear S3 a real BIG THING for sure, which also makes it the first smartwatch to support the MST tech. It means you can pay for goods quite easily wherever credit cards are accepted. Sounds good?