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According to Amazon, " Alexa reads books purchased from the Kindle Store, borrowed from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library or Kindle Unlimited, or shared with you in your Family Library". The device will pause, play, stop and resume, although it is a bit fuzzy on skipping chapters. However, Amazon Echo has a robotic voice, which may not be to your liking, and according to engadget.com , "you obviously can't expect the narration's quality to be on par with a professional voice ...
  • Walmart plans to shut 8 stores in Louisiana

    Walmart plans to shut 8 stores in Louisiana

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    The store in Edgewater is among 150 slated for closure in the United States. The Sam's Club store in Worcester will remain open. The closure includes 154 U.S. "While it pretends to value its employees, the reality is, for Walmart, its workers are disposable", said Jess Levin, communications director for Making Change at Walmart (MCAW).
  • A new Fallout 4 beta patch is now live on Steam

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    Two things stand out at the top as new additions, HBAO+ and "new weapon debris effects ( NVIDIA cards only)". For the full list of fixes, gamers can head over to the Fallout 4 thread on the Steam forum that announced the beta update.
  • Skype Translator Is Now Available In The Main Skype App

    Skype Translator Is Now Available In The Main Skype App

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    Users can verify that their Skype clients support the Translator tech by the appearance of a new globe icon. To mark its tenth birthday, Skype is rolling-out group video-calls across mobile platforms, which users can now get early-access to.
  • Kickstarter Backers to Receive Free Oculus Rift

    Kickstarter Backers to Receive Free Oculus Rift

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    Oculus VR , the company behind the new  virtual reality  gaming headset Oculus Rift, has officially started taking preorders, promising to give users a glimpse into the future. If you backed the  Rift  on  Kickstarter  (and spent enough for a development kit), you don't need to worry -  Oculus  is  giving you a consumer edition   for free .
  • Microsoft's HoloLens battery lasts up to 5.5 hours

    Microsoft's HoloLens battery lasts up to 5.5 hours

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    That means up to 5.5 hours of basic use, and 2.5 hours of high-intensity use. HoloLens doesn't even come close. As Microsoft officials have said previously, the HoloLens will be an untethered Windows 10 computing device. Unfortunately we still don't know when HoloLens will go on sale, just that developer kits will be on sale for $3,000 in the coming months. He also revealed that multiple units can be linked together over the internet, allowing several users to simultaneously share an ...
  • Mortal Kombat X Enhanced Online Beta Begins Next Week

    Mortal Kombat X Enhanced Online Beta Begins Next Week

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    While Arkham Knight was the entire game, Mortal Kombat X's problem's mostly involved online play, which NetherRealm is working to finally fix the netcode and make it more playable. The new online MKX is going to need to be tested, though, and that's why NetherRealm is looking to take sign-ups. With multiplayer modes being one of the largest contributors to titles' replay values nowadays, it's important for developers to maintain games' networks.
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Photo Gallery

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Photo Gallery

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    The all-new edition of Mercedes-Benz' flagship luxury sedan was announced this week by the manufacturer, with a noticeable move towards adding muscle to the luxury it has long provided. The Auto can now not only keep that speed, but will change lanes in order to do so. If autonomous driving doesn't appeal then the E-Class won't be for you.
  • Tennessee couple claim $1.6B lottery win

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    Lisa called her boss from the  Today show  to explain that she wouldn't be in - but assured them she'd be back to work by Monday. In addition to three jackpot winners, more than 26 million other winning tickets will pay out total cash prizes of $273,869,373, Lunsford said.
  • Apple Watch 2 Not Likely to See March Debut

    Apple Watch 2 Not Likely to See March Debut

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    Panzarino still says that Apple might unveil new "design partnerships" for Watch 2 in March, and new accessories to keep the momentum of Apple Watch chugging along. The Apple Watch, introduced in April of 2015, is a new product category for Apple so its upgrade cycle is hard to determine. After posting the story, TechCrunch updated its report to indicate that other sources claim a possibility of a minor Apple Watch hardware update remains.
  • As Chrysler redoes the minivan, a look back

    As Chrysler redoes the minivan, a look back

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    Chrysler's new minivan is lighter and has more horsepower than the one it replaces. US minivan sales peaked at 1.37 million in 2000. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was re-engineered on an all-new platform, with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC standard on all models.
  • Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10

    Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10

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    After July 2017, computers on the supported list that are still running Windows 7 will still get security updates, but any updates specific to that platform will not be released if it risks the reliability of other Windows 7 or 8.1 platforms.
  • Griffey Jr goes to Hall with Mariners cap; Piazza with Mets

    Griffey Jr goes to Hall with Mariners cap; Piazza with Mets

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    I  met  Piazza in Atlanta. However, Griffey sees it differently,  as he told the media : "Twenty four other guys that helped me". "I played 13 seasons here, did most of my damage here, I was drafted here and it's the right the thing to do", Griffey Jr.  said .
  • Walmart Closing 269 Stores Worldwide-154 in the US Means 10000 Layoffs

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    The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than one percent of its global revenue, the company said . Wal-Mart said the move would reduce diluted earnings per share by 20 cents to 22 cents, with almost all of that to be booked in the fourth quarter ending this month.
  • EFF's Tests Confirms That T-Mobile Is Throttling YouTube

    EFF's Tests Confirms That T-Mobile Is Throttling YouTube

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    But some are still concerned with the lack of details provided about how the company is throttling the video. A T-Mobile spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the executives' statements. Last month, YouTube complained that its videos were being degraded on T-Mobile's network, the Wall Street Journal reported. "A better phrase is "mobile optimized" or a less flattering "downgraded" is also accurate".
  • Wal-Mart to Close 269 Stores

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    Ninety-five percent of those stores, the company said , are within 10 miles of another location. In the United States, all but one of the 154 stores are slated to close on January 28, including 102 Walmart Express stores, which had been in pilot since 2011.
  • Want a Free Chromecast? Use Android Pay 10 Times

    Want a Free Chromecast? Use Android Pay 10 Times

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    It doesn't  look like  Google has made any official announcement about this yet, but we've been  tipped off today  on a new Android Pay Rewards program called "Tap 10" that looks to give away free Chromecast devices and Google Play music downloads to some Android Pay users...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S7 - As Successful As Its Predecessor?

    Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S7 - As Successful As Its Predecessor?

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    Samsung will launch the dual SIM variant of its Galaxy Note 5 flagship smartphone in India tomorrow. Also, it will be a tad different from Apple's Live Photos, as the Vivid Photo feature will not capture any sound along with the photo. However, now, according to  Gadgets 360 , Samsung's upcoming Galaxy model has reportedly passed the AnTuTu benchmark test with a Snapdragon 820 SoC on board.
  • IOS Keyboard: Word Flow Being Beta Tested For The iPhone By Microsoft

    IOS Keyboard: Word Flow Being Beta Tested For The iPhone By Microsoft

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    The Word Flow keyboard got some upgrades from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile, including the ability to be dynamically resized and moved around the screen for optimal placement. Word Flow , which has managed to set a world record for fastest typing, is indeed a very advanced piece of software, but the suggestion system is not yet as advanced as SwiftKey's .
  • New 'Five Nights At Freddy's' game coming this February

    New 'Five Nights At Freddy's' game coming this February

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    While fans patiently wait for the upcoming release, they can check out Cawthon's eBook Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes, which was released last month. The next installment of the popular Five Nights at Freddy's franchise has officially been given a release date. The characters will be fighting monsters using songs and a selection of weapons.
  • Pokken Tournament Gets a March Release Date in Europe

    Pokken Tournament Gets a March Release Date in Europe

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    Pokken Tournament just got a little bigger. For now, there are 15 characters confirmed for "Pokken Tournament", and their details can be seen at Serebii. First introduced in the Fifth Generation games (Pokemon Black/White and their sequels), Chandelure is the final evolution of Litwick and can only be evolved using a Dusk Stone.
  • Walmart to close two Acadiana stores

    Walmart to close two Acadiana stores

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    The company reported that 95 percent of those people work within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart store, and that company managers will attempt to transfer employees working at stores on the closure list to other stores. Walmart also said it would open 50 to 60 new supercenters, 85 to 95 new Neighborhood Markets and seven to 10 new Sam's Clubs across the United States in fiscal 2017.
  • Galaxy S7 renders leak as hardware details surface from supply chain

    Galaxy S7 renders leak as hardware details surface from supply chain

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    While the S7 and S7 edge may have different screen sizes, it's said that they'll both have 2560x1440 resolutions, Super AMOLED display tech, and an always-on display feature that'll show glance able alerts. Are you getting excited for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge? The person familiar with the matter told the publication that the Korean electronics manufacturer is going to offer MicroSD slots and also make the phones IP67 dust-and-water resistant.
  • Microsoft to warn email users of suspected hacking by governments

    Microsoft to warn email users of suspected hacking by governments

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    If you're using Microsoft's online email and file-storage services, you'll now get a special heads-up if your accounts are hit by state-sponsored hackers, a warning that you should take additional steps to secure your accounts. According to two former employees of Microsoft , several years ago, a hacking campaign was discovered, which was found by the company's experts to be coming from Chinese authorities.
  • Tesla hits target for vehicle deliveries

    Tesla hits target for vehicle deliveries

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    By way of contrast,  Tesla's  previous annual delivery record, set in 2014, checked in at 33,157 units. Tesla  CEO  Elon Musk told analysts  in November the company would increase production of the Model X to several hundred per week in December.
  • Wal-Mart to close 9 stores in Alabama, including Supercenter in Fairfield

    Wal-Mart to close 9 stores in Alabama, including Supercenter in Fairfield

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    The closing stores represent about 2% of Wal-Mart’s total 11,600 stores worldwide, and almost 3% of its 5,310 outlets located domestically. Wal-Mart Express meant to be a two-pronged strategy: stores in small towns that aren't big enough to support a full-size Wal-Mart and stores in big cities where building a supercenter was impractical.
  • Nintendo NX Release Date Shared by Nomura Securities

    Nintendo NX Release Date Shared by Nomura Securities

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    Still anxiously waiting for Nintendo to lift the curtain on the Nintendo NX console? Some are assuming that E3 2016 will be the first moment when the Nintendo NX is revealed , but according to Nomura Securities , we could get the first look at the NX console in March.
  • Two-year contracts: End to cellphone discounts means more flexibility for consumers

    Two-year contracts: End to cellphone discounts means more flexibility for consumers

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    Gone. Instead, you'll pay for your cellphone either outright in full, or on a monthly installment plan under the company's AT&T Next program. In addition, consumers will be given the option to get a new device or use an old smartphone. If you no longer owe any device payments and decide to stick with AT&T, you'll likely benefit from lower monthly payments because your phone will have been taken care of.
  • Microsoft Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 Next Tuesday

    Microsoft Ending Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 Next Tuesday

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    Anything earlier will no longer receive updates, and given the constant flow of new security flaws in IE, running an unpatched copy of the browser is only slightly less risky than playing tag in a minefield. On 12 January, Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 will reach their official "end of life", meaning the company will stop issuing patches and updates for them.
  • Far Cry Primal PC requirements outed, laptops not officially supported

    Far Cry Primal PC requirements outed, laptops not officially supported

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    Community manager Jason Paradise revealed on the Steam forum that " Far Cry Primal " will not have any multiplayer component. This is the latest addition to the company's popular Far Cry franchise. It supports Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (only the 64-bit versions), will require at least 20 GB of hard disk space , but beyond those fundamental requirements, these are the minimum and recommended hardware you'll need to tame this beast.
  • Splatoon Receives The Final Free Downloadable Weapon Today

    Splatoon Receives The Final Free Downloadable Weapon Today

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    The last DLC item has been added to the game and from here on out the developers will only be focusing on balancing the game. All good things come to an end, the upcoming Custom Hydra Splatling for Splatoon will be the last of the game's free weapon DLC .