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Nintendo Switch players find ‘vertical’ mode in Neo-Geo games

Nintendo Switch players find ‘vertical’ mode in Neo-Geo games

A few games available on the Nintendo Switch allow players to hold the console vertically, increasing the possibility of more vertically oriented titles to come to the platform in the near future.

A Reddit user identified as HandsomeCostanza reported he noticed the new feature while playing golf video game Neo Turf Masters -- one of the few Neo Geo ports available via the Switch eShop.

Some other Reddit users reported that all of the Switch’s Neo Geo game titles are offering this option, with the ability to stretch the picture to full screen vertically.

Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone

Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone

Amazon’s artificial intelligence voice assistant Alexa will soon be available for iPhone and other iOS-based devices through the Amazon Shopping app.

On Thursday, Amazon announced that Alexa would be integrated into the Amazon Shopping app for users of iOS, providing all users of Apple’s mobile devices with access to the digital assistance while away from their homes.

While some users of Apple devices may already have downloaded Alexa to support their Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo, the new move will allow users to speak to the digital assistant on the go.

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Some easy ways to protect Twitter accounts

Some easy ways to protect Twitter accounts

In wake of the latest spate of Twitter hacks, cyber security experts are suggesting some easy-to-adopt ways for social network users to protect their accounts.

The best as well as the easiest way to protect an account from a potential hacking attack in the future is to change password. The password should include numerical, alphabetical or other symbols that should be hard to detect by a hacker.

One should also revoke access to any type of third-party analytic apps that may plug into Twitter or other social media accounts, such as Twitter Counter.

Google rolls out new tool to help Android users create perfect home screen

Google rolls out new tool to help Android users create perfect home screen

Tech giant Google has confirmed that it is rolling out a new tool to help Android users in one aspect of the popular mobile operating system’s customization.

A broad range of customization options, a feature that rival tech giant Apple isn’t offering to iOS users, is one of the key advantages of the Android mobile OS. But, it also creates a problem for those who simply can’t make up their mind on what they want their mobile devises to look like.

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Samsung officially launches Galaxy C5 Pro smartphone

Samsung officially launches Galaxy C5 Pro smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro, the harmonizing brother of the Galaxy C7 Pro, is finally official as the South-Korean electronics giant has just launched the mid-range smartphone in China.

While the Galaxy C7 Pro smartphone was officially unveiled around a couple of months ago the world’s most populous nation, the mid-range Galaxy C5 Pro was kept secret until its recent release. However, various leaked reports kept making indications about the features of the new device.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can reportedly pair to PC, Mac & Android

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can reportedly pair to PC, Mac & Android

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons can be paired not only to PC but also to Mac and Android devices via Bluetooth, YouTube user DreWoof announced yesterday.

DreWoof showed in a video that Joy-Cons can communicate with the Switch via Bluetooth and can be paired as controllers for other Bluetooth-enabled devices as well.

Currently, a Joy-Con is known to have to ability to pair as a single controller. In other words, it is only possible to use one Joy-con for two-player games.

Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc.'s next flagship smartphone, dubbed the iPhone 8, will reportedly be the first ever device from the tech giant to sport an OLED screen to better compete with rival devices in the highly-competitive market.

However, it remains unclear if the iPhone 8 would feature a 5-inch screen as suggested by some reports or whether it would sport a larger screen.

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Qualcomm unveils 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor

Qualcomm unveils 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Qualcomm unveiled the 10nm chip Snapdragon 835 that will enable manufacturers to produce smaller and lighter devices as well as more powerful gadgets like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality headsets.

The new 10nm processor is nearly 35 per cent smaller than its predecessor as Qualcomm has shaved 3mm off its each side. Its smaller size makes it apt to be used in things augmented reality glasses.

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Samsung’s FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System: at a glance

Samsung’s FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System: at a glance

South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s newly unveiled FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System boasts to have several unique features that allow it to stand out in the world’s crowed market.

The Samsung FlexWash+FlexDry Laundry System features a side-by-side front-load combination of washer and dryer pair, but washer and dryer in the two units have been fitted into the top of the machine.

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LG will unveil Three Robots at CES 2017

LG will unveil Three Robots at CES 2017

LG will showcase three new robots at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. LG could surprise technology experts with some of its interesting gadgets at CES. LG will include three non-cleaning robots at CES. In a press statement, LG informed that the company will also showcase an automated vacuum cleaner LG HOM-BOT. With so many automated gadgets at CES, LG could steal the limelight from other companies and emerge as a leader in the segment.

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