There’s New Life in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In the new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you breathe new life into the game by exploring the game world on your own terms. In fact, you might not want to finish the whole game, not because you are incapable of doing so, but because really might not want it to end […]
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The Google Pixel 2 Series is Quite the Tease Even before Its Release

The Google Pixel 2 is one of those rare mobile devices set to be released in 2017 that can give iPhones and Samsungs an even more run for their money, with the first Pixel phone having done so tremendously. The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are even more expected to further raise […]
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Shipamax Pitches New Efficiencies for Shipping

Many people, and even economists, don’t realize that while maritime shipping was the engine of the worldwide economic growth for much of the 20th century, it has steadily declined in the past few years. The maritime shipping industry is now facing climbing costs and has been slow to adopt new technologies that could improve shipping […]
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Kisi Debuts Complete Redesign of Door Access Control Systems

March 16, 2017 — Kisi Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial access control technologies, today introduced Kisi Pro, a streamlined way for businesses to manage authorized access and monitor physical security. Kisi engineers have completely redesigned door keycard systems; a technology developed in the 1980s that has not seen much innovation since. The system offers centralized key management software, a powerful new door controller which is capable of connecting to all building doors, and a patented new proximity reader compatible with mobile and key card credentials. Kisi Pro is now available in the United States, Canada, UK, and Australia.

“When we looked under the microscope at physical access control systems, we realized how fragmented and outdated they were. Our vision for Kisi was to develop a unified, modern, and more secure system that creates a better experience for both administrators and key holders. And that?EU?s precisely what we’ve done,” said Bernhard Mehl, Co-Founder of Kisi. “We’re proud to stand behind our product from our assembly line all the way to securely unlocking your door from our app or our new NFC key card technology.”

Reliable & Powerful Door Control

The K-8000 door controller features a new board that creates a reliable connection to the cloud. The device also tracks exits in Kisi Analytics, allows managers to see whether their doors are open or closed from anywhere, and is equipped with power inputs and outputs to streamline installations, making servicing the device simpler and quicker than ever. Controllers are connected to the cloud by ElectricImp chips known for their efficient IoT connection, high security, and seamless scalability.

An Awesome Access Experience

New Kisi Passes provide an awesome and secure access solution that is easy to use for everyone in the office. The key cards come equipped with NFC, a…
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Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App

Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it. Amazon says customers can say things like “search for paper towels” or “reorder batteries” and Alexa will do those things within the confines of the Amazon app. The app lets people listen to music and play Kindle books, ask basic questions, add skills, access Smart Home features, and check the news, weather, and traffic — all via voice requests. The app works hand-in-hand with iPhone owners’ Amazon accounts and subscriptions to services such as Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Prime. The revised app includes a new microphone button that people tap in order to access Alexa from wherever they happen to be. Separate Alexa-powered devices, such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or FireTV are not required. Amazon’s main mobile shopping app is free to download from the iTunes App Store. Amazon didn’t say when Alexa might reach the Android variant of its app. Amazon’s Alexa artificial intelligence competes on some level with Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana. This marks the first time Alexa has been made widely available to smartphones.

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Verizon Bundling Free TV with LG G6

Verizon Wireless’ launch plans for the LG G6 include a free LG television set. To start, Verizon is asking $28 per month for 24 months, or about $672 in total for the LG G6. For a limited time, customers can get a free LG 43-inch Smart TV when activating an LG G6 on a new Verizon Unlimited service plan. In order to get the TV, customers need to remain with Verizon for at least six months and then submit a claim. The TV will be shipped 8 to 10 weeks after the claim is made. Verizon Wireless is also offering up to $200 on select trade-ins. The trade-ins must be in good, working condition and are limited to the Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus and SE; the HTC 10; the LG G4, G5, V10, or V20; or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or 5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, and S7 edge. Last, LG G6 buyers qualify for a free Google Home from LG. Preorders begin March 17 and Verizon will begin shipping the LG G6 on March 30.

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AT&T Launching LG G6 with 2-for-1 Offer

AT&T today announced its plans to sell the LG G6 and the company is going a step further than competitor T-Mobile. For a limited time, people who purchase an LG G6 can score a second LG G6 when adding a new line. AT&T is asking for $24 per month for 30 months to cover the cost of the phone, or about $720 in total. The offer requires both lines use an AT&T Next installment plan, and the cost of the second device will be covered on a month-to-month basis. In addition to the two-for-one offer, customers who buy the LG G6 before April 30 will be given a free Google Home by LG. Last, AT&T customers who buy an LG G6 can get the LG Watch Sport for $50 with a two-year service agreement on the wearable. AT&T will start taking preorders for the LG G6 on March 17, with orders shipping on April 7.

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Intel's Not the Only Big Company To Find a Self-Driving Partner

Intel Corp. said Monday that it will spend more than $15 billion to acquire Israel’s Mobileye NV, a software maker that processes the information cars see from cameras and sensors. It’s the latest example of a major tech company making a splash in the race to develop autonomous vehicles.

Here’s a quick rundown of who’s working with whom:

Intel (HERE, BMW, Daimler, Audi, Mobileye)

— Intel Corp. acquired a 15-percent stake in HERE, a digital mapping service, in January. Nokia Corp. sold HERE to German automakers Daimler AG, BMW AG and Audi AG in 2015 for $3.1 billion.

— BMW teamed up with Intel and Mobileye in July 2016 to build and commercialize self-driving vehicles by 2021. BMW’s iNext electric sedan will serve as the platform for the technology. BMW says the partnership will proceed as Intel and Mobileye combine.

Uber (GM, Volvo, Daimler, Otto, Didi, Toyota)

— Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies announced a partnership with Daimler AG in January. Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz vehicles, plans to supply autonomous cars to Uber’s network in the future.

— General Motors Co. partnered with Uber in November 2016. GM is renting cars to Uber drivers through the deal.

— Volvo Cars signed a $300 million deal with Uber in August 2016. Volvo is providing vehicles for research and for Uber’s semi-autonomous taxi fleet in Pittsburgh.

— Uber bought Otto, a startup that has developed self-driving software for big rigs, for $680 million in August 2016.

— Uber sold its China business to Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing in August 2016 in exchange for an 18-percent stake in Didi. Didi invested $1 billion in Uber as part of the deal.

— Toyota Motor Corp. bought a small stake in Uber in May 2016.

General Motors (Lyft, Cruise Automation)

— General Motors Co. invested $500 million in ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. in January 2016. The companies are…
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Hype Builds Up for Next Samsung Phone

Samsung Electronics’ mobile unit hopes to bounce back this year, with expectations running high over its upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone, featured with a bezel-less and larger display.

The new premium handset will make its debut Mar. 29 to fill the void left by the global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 over a series of battery fires late last year.

Before launching the device, the Seoul-based company is gaining the spotlight here and abroad thanks to growing attention on the specifications of the new smartphone.

The company has yet to confirm any specific features of the new Galaxy device, but a series of specifications have been leaked in recent months.

In particular, the company is known to have focused on improving and enlarging the display size, in an apparent bid to meet growing demand for large-size smartphones combined with a minimized handset size.

Earlier this month, Samsung was confirmed to have filed a trademark for an “infinity display” to be featured in the new Galaxy device, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The infinity display refers to an edge-to-edge display with an almost bezel-less design.

According to multiple reports, the company is expected to launch two flagship devices — tentatively named the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus — equipped with 5.8- and 6.2-inch displays.

“The larger and wider screen is not aimed at maximizing revenue, as this is the first time for Samsung to manufacture the unprecedented organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display size,” a company official said.

“If revenue maximization had been the core strategy for Samsung, the firm would have opted for the existing smaller display size, which does not require a big investment.”

Another feature will be its much-hyped artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant, Bixby, which came in partnership with its recently acquired AI software firm Viv Labs.

Late last month, Samsung Electronics Vice President Rhee…
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T-Mobile to Sell LG G6 Starting April 7 for $650

T-Mobile today said customers can buy the LG G6 online and in stores beginning April 7. T-Mobile is asking for $26 down and $26 per month for 24 months to cover the phone’s $650 retail cost. Further, T-Mobile customers who order the G6 before April 30 will receive a Google Home from LG for free. The Google Home normally costs $129. The LG G6 has a 5.7-inch screen with an 18:9, or 2:1, aspect ratio. Other features include a Snapdragon 821 processor, dual 13-megapixel cameras, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. The phone is made from metal and glass and is waterproof. It runs Android 7 Nougat and includes the Google Assistant.

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