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"Costliest" year in USA with weather, climate disasters: gov't report

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA) said on Monday the destructive climate events came during the third-warmest year on record for the US. Smith attributed the new cost record to increasing wealth and population, as well as effects of climate change like drought and flooding. " Most notably the rise in vulnerability to drought, lengthening wildfire seasons and the potential for extremely heavy rainfall and inland flooding", he added.


Huawei Honor View 10 goes up for sale in India

Huawei Honor View 10 goes up for sale in India

Recently, it has launched Honor 7X smartphone with Full View Display in affordable segment which is receiving tremendous response in India and in global markets. No-cost EMIs starting Rs. 2,500 a month are also available. In terms of specs, the Honor View 10 is quite similar to Huawei's flagship Mate 10 Pro , which is more expensive than the former.


DJI Unveils New Ronin-S Gimbal

DJI Unveils New Ronin-S Gimbal

If you're in the market for such a bit of kit, you'll be pleased to learn DJI has just announced a new version of its mobile camera stabiliser at CES 2018 . The redesigned model now features an integrated battery, which boosts shooting capabilities by up to 15 hours. DJI also showed us an early preview of an upcoming Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen, allowing users to really control their entire camera while its mounted on this support system.


Sold more than one Google Home device every second : Google

Sold more than one Google Home device every second : Google

Amazon and Google are expected to remain in the lead with their Echo and Home products respectively, but will face increased competition as new vendors enter the race. Among other things, developers can now build user experiences that start on Google's voice-activated assistant and move to a user's phone. But aside from shedding more light on the staggering growth of the smart speaker market, the survey also highlights another interesting trend - owners of smart home speakers, such as ...


HTC Unveils Sharper Vive Pro VR Headset, Wireless Adaptor

HTC Unveils Sharper Vive Pro VR Headset, Wireless Adaptor

The goal is to offer a better sense of presence whether you're playing a game or watching 360-degree videos. In addition to the improved screens the HTC Vive Pro will also feature integrated speakers for the first time. HTC also used its keynote to announce a few updates to its Viveport platform, the most notable being that HTC Vive users can now shop for VR apps and experiences within VR.


Google engineer fired for writing manifesto on women's 'neuroticism' sues company

Google engineer fired for writing manifesto on women's 'neuroticism' sues company

A former engineer who wrote a sexist manifesto disparaging Google's efforts to close the gender gap is now suing, claiming the search giant discriminates against conservative white men. The plaintiffs and their attorneys say Google "singled out, mistreated and systematically punished and terminated" employees who disagreed with the majority view about "diversity", "bias sensitivity" and "social justice".