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Amazon's $79.99 Android Tablet Now Includes Hands-Free Alexa

Amazon's $79.99 Android Tablet Now Includes Hands-Free Alexa

Battery life is slightly worse than past year (10 hours, compared to 12) which may be thanks to the new Alexa hands-free mode. The Fire HD 8 comes with a price tag of $79.99, while the HD 8 Kids is priced at 129.99. If you ask Alexa to play a song, for instance, Show Mode will display song lyrics on the screen. The tablets, which Amazon said were developed to look real and not like a toy, support up to two adult profiles (accessible with a PIN) and four child profiles.


Nokia 9 live photo reveals 5 cameras at the back

Nokia 9 live photo reveals 5 cameras at the back

Despite hearing about it for close to a year, we have yet to see the rumored Nokia 9 and Nokia 10 make an official appearance. The Nokia 9 will be coming with the model number TA-1094. It's not clear why a smartphone would need five camera lenses, but The Next Web reports that the lenses would each have a distinct role, like telephoto, black and white, colour, and something it calls "multi-lens pixel synthesis".


Fortnite: New Getaway mode and voice chat added

Fortnite: New Getaway mode and voice chat added

With jewel in hand, players must travel to one of four floating getaway vans on the map and interact with it to escape and win the match. In a tweet earlier today, the company revealed that it'll release Fortnite version 5.40 with the High Stakes update at 4AM ET / 1AM PT tomorrow morning.


Microsoft Alters and Extends Windows and Office Servicing

Microsoft Alters and Extends Windows and Office Servicing

Support for some Windows 10 releases is being extended, and the company is offering new services to help detect and address compatibility issues should they arise. But the good news is that if you are running 1607, 1703, 1709 or 1803, those releases will now be supported for 30 months from their release date. It wasn't able to drop support for XP until April of 2014 when the OS was nearly 13 years old.


BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year

The BMW assistant is powered by the company's Open Mobility Cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) with the new BMW operating system 7 .0. The assistant will also explain how the car's various features work, operating kind of like a verbal user manual.


Apple iPhone with 6.1-inch display leaked in four color variants

Apple iPhone with 6.1-inch display leaked in four color variants

In other related news about unannounced iPhones , German website Macerkopf has allegedly revealed the European pricing for Apple's 2018 iPhone line-up. Contrary to reports, it will not be the 6.1-inch LCD model that will be released with the two other iPhones. We're likely a year away from most of the 2019 iPhone announcements, but we've already seen several credible rumors emerge as we push toward the end of 2018.