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Microsoft reports new VR headsets for Windows 10, beginning at $299

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Microsoft’s partners will ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. At today’s event, Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or laser systems like those on the current Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer are all listed as partners. While relatively little is known about the headsets, the six-degree-of-freedom tracking system sounds similar to Oculus’ Santa Cruz prototype, which also includes inside-out tracking. They are distinct from Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented or “mixed” reality headset that projects virtual objects into the real world. While the headsets don’t need external trackers, the one we saw on stage today still looks to be wired, not totally self-contained like Santa Cruz. Microsoft’s listed partners are all already working in VR to some extent. Acer is working with Star…

Stars storm Funke Akindele's home for her home warming gathering

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Celebrities like Toke Makinwa, Chioma Akpotha, Seyi Law, IK Ogbonna, Uche Jombo, Kaffy Dance, Joro Olumofin and so many other celebrities attended Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz house warming party. More photos after the cut...





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Samsung's new four-in-one washer/dryer takes clothing to the outrageous

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I hate doing laundry more than any other chore in my life. Between dragging a laundry bag around the corner to the laundromat, lugging detergent, counting out the right amount of quarters, and waiting for loads to finish, every load represents tons of my life wasted. Suffice to say, I'm extremely interested in Samsung's absolutely crazy four-in-one FlexWash + FlexDry laundry system, which promises to be "the most advanced, flexible laundry solution" in the world. First up is the FlexWash washing machine, which starts things off with five cubic feet of laundry capacity (Samsung says this is the most for machines in its class). But the magic comes in a second one-cubic foot washer on top, allowing you to do two loads at once, finally providing a way for me to wash the single red shirt I own without having to run a second useless load. To be fair, we've already seen a dual-load washing machine before, in the form of LG's Twin Wash system. But LG…

Asus ZenFone AR uncovered, the second Google Tango telephone

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Live coverage from the year's biggest technology conference, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The year in tech starts here.
Every company tries to be the first with the biggest CES announcement, but Asus has been preempted today by hardware partner Qualcomm, which has revealed the upcoming ZenFone AR smartphone with Google Tango support. At the same, prolific leaker @evleaks has provided an image of both the front and back of the new phone. Spotted by GSM Arena and others, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Blog today disclosed the news about the Asus ZenFone AR, which will follow in the footsteps of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first phone with Google Tango. Tango is a souped-up version of augmented reality from Google that holds a lot of promise, but still needs work. The ZenFone AR will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, same class of chip as in the Google Pixel and OnePlus 3T. It will also be Google Daydream-ready, so it’ll be the first to combine Ta…

Malware found on vitality organization portable PC may not be aftereffect of Russian hack

Suspicious activity detected on a Vermont-based utilities company laptop last week may not have been linked to Russian hackers, the Washington Post says today. That's a reversal on a report published by the Post last week, in which it said that US officials had found evidence of Russian malware on a computer at the Burlington Electric Department, code linked to a hacking operation codenamed "Grizzly Steppe" by US intelligence officers. The Post originally said hackers had breached the US electrical grid The alert was reportedly triggered when a Burlington Electric Department employee noticed his computer had connected to a suspicious IP address while checking his Yahoo email inbox. The IP address in question had previously been associated with Grizzly Steppe — the operation connected to the DNC email hack last year — but experts and officials close to the investigation now say that the traffic may have been benign. Traffic with the noted IP address has been found …

Genevieve Magazine Distributer, Betty Irabor praises her little girl

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Ace Broadcaster, Soni Irabor's daughter, Sonia, is a year older today. Her mother, Genevieve magazine publisher, Betty Irabor, took to Instagram to celebrate her this morning. She wrote:
"Happy Birthday darling Sonia Genevieve Imade Irabor @__sonic.boom__ Thank you for being such an amazing daughter and an awesome young woman..God bless as you step into your world of Big Dreams... !!!#newlevelsbeckon #Soniatakestheworld"

Lenovo has made an Amazon Reverberate carbon copy, however with better speakers

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Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker, is getting into "smart" speakers. The company just unveiled the Lenovo Smart Assistant, a tall, tubular speaker that has Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa built in. Lenovo says it worked directly with Amazon to integrate Amazon’s Alexa Voice Services, which are expected to show up in a wide variety of products at this year’s CES. At first glance the Lenovo Smart Assistant looks, well, like Amazon’s own Echo speaker (unlike the Google Home, for example, which looks more like an air freshener). And the Smart Assistant will work pretty much the same way as the Echo: you’ll be able to use your voice to ask Alexa for the news, play music, set timers, and so on. But there are a few notable differences between Amazon’s own speaker and Lenovo’s variant. For one, the color schemes are different, with Lenovo offering the Smart Assistant in light green, gray, or orange fabric. The microphone portion of the speaker is designer different…

Lenovo's lead ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets a littler form and longer-enduring battery life

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Last week Lenovo said that it was modernizing its heavy-duty ThinkPad laptops in a variety of ways. Turns out some of those improvements are coming to its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Tablet computers as well, which fall into Lenovo’s "ultraportable" business line. The new, fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop looks a lot like the previous model but is actually smaller, weighing less than 2.5 pounds (compared with the earlier 2.7-pound model) and cramming a full HD, 14-inch diagonal display into a 13-inch carbon fiber body. It runs on a new Kaby Lake processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem.
Vlad Savov The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon also boasts a whopping 15.5 hours of battery life; reviews of the previous model had it maxed out at around 10 hours. And it supports Microsoft’s Precision Trackpad, which the other newer ThinkPads now have as well. In terms of ports, it still doesn’t have an SD card slot, but it does have two USB Type-C ports, tw…

We Group assaulted 9 ladies in Philanthropy Transport Stop' - Suspect

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We Gang raped 9 women in Charity Bus Stop' - Suspect Sunday John, a 27 year old leader of a 4 man robbery gang and serial rapist, arrested at Charity Bus Stop by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, has confessed to have led 3 other members of his gang to rape nine women in the last two weeks.
The suspect, a bus conductor in Oshodi from Akwa Ibom was arrested in Charity Bus Stop around 5:38 a.m.on Wednesday in company of his two gang members by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad. The names of his gang members are Saviour Daniel (23), Daniel Olayemi (18) and Abdulwahab Yusuph (17). The operatives had on Tuesday evening arrested one of John’s colleagues while fighting with another group of boys over a Samsung tablet in Oshodi.  The suspect, Daniel Olayemi, a member of John’s gang, had disclosed to interrogators that he stole the tablet from a lady that was gang raped during one of their escapades in Charity Bus stop. The revelatio…

'Wed now with the little you have, develop with your children and prevail with your better half'- Nigerian man advices young fellows

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A Nigerian Twitter user Jude Skones took to his twitter handle to advice young men to marry early and not wait to make millions before settling down. Read more of his tweets after the cut...




Youthful mother kicks the bucket on Facebook live and no one does anything to help her instantly

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26-year-old Keiana Herndon's family says she loved sharing her life with others through Facebook live videos. On December 28th Herndon went live on Facebook with her 1-year-old son. In the video, which has since been deleted from Facebook, Herndon started talking about her plans to go back to school, and showing off her one-year-old son Rylee.

Then she started singing, but shortly after the video started, Herndon's demeanor changed. Her aunt, Barbara Johnson who saw her on Facebook Live said:
“She go to whipping her face and shaking her head, and I was thinking, what’s wrong with Kei? We call her Kei. She then, she fell back and then Riley picked the phone up and started talking and playing and then I hear (gasping) then I heard one more … I didn’t hear nothing else.” Herndon's father, Richard, said that after she collapsed, the number of viewers kept growing but nobody was alarmed enough to call the Police or call her to check on her to see if she was alright.…

The Power Daily papers Today January third, 2017

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The Authority Mobile app is out! Please visit Google Playstore, search for "Authority News" and click on "install" to download free of charge. Today's top stories: Anambra 2017: We have no anointed candidate, says APC State Chairman - https://goo.gl/ql1YjP No N29bn vote to fight militancy in 2017 Budget - Minister - https://goo.gl/t4fQkk SEC in secret employment of Northerners - https://goo.gl/cRvfYv
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