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American agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere showcased its prototype battery-electric farm tractor ahead of next month’s French SIMA show. And it’s not the type driven around by young children. Rather, it ‘s a full-size tractor, and ready to work on the farm. While company has shown a variety of alternative-fuel sources in the past, including a gasoline-electric...

Google Wallet may no longer support the physical debit cards but the service is still alive and well, and recently it’s making it very easy for users to send and receive money with the cards that they already have. Google Wallet web app has been launched which allows users to access the Wallet using any web browser. They can send and receive payments as long as they...

Amazon has recently launched a new tech named as ‘Dash Button’ that finally debuting in others of the world landed in Japan. The Dash Button is merely a button but what it really does is interesting. These Wi-Fi connected buttons work as great gateways for users to place orders on items directly. Associated with various brands, all a user needs to do is push the relevant...

Snapchat Spectacles are the newest wearables to make a splash, but the new sunglasses-and-camera combo are just like over-the-counter shades – they don’t have prescriptions for those who wear glasses. US-based Rochester Optical, a company that previously came up with prescription lenses for Google Glass, has now come out with a similar solution for Snapchat’s...

Apple has announced that BeatsX wireless earbuds will be available globally from February 10th onwards. Some of the Apple retail stores in the US began receiving early stock of the earbuds recently. It was announced in white and black colour options earlier, but Apple unveiled blue and grey colours opt today. The Beats-branded neckbuds are priced at $150 and feature Apple’s...

Final Fantasy XV is finally landing on a console near you and now Sony has announced a new limited edition Walkman, the Sony Final Fantasy XV Walkman. Starting at 33,880 yen ($300 ish) for a 16 gigabyte model. It supports Hi-Res Audio and comes with little pixel-art Final Fantasy characters on the back. Sony Final Fantasy XV Walkman Features: The pixel art on the rear...

Google is adding a little treat for audiophiles in the next version of Chrome. Chrome 56, which is expected to rolling out by the end of January, is coming with the native support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio files meaning you can play the high-quality sound files directly in the browser. FLAC support is already live in Chrome’s beta build, and it is live...

Volkswagen is updating its Golf, the most successful model in the company’s history. Revealed in Europe, the 2018 VW Golf gets new engines and driver-assistance systems, as well as new infotainment systems along with larger touchscreens and one with gesture control. Features: The refresh brings some slight alterations to the Golf’s exterior. All Golf models now...

ZOTAC has announced the updated VR GO Backpack with a sleeker design, more user friendly functionality and improved VR performance. Their first VR backpack was announced at the Computex 2016. The new VR GO backpack is lighter, more accessible, and more durable. This backpack PC literally just sits on your back using straps. All your VR cables go into the PC so there’s...

JetBlue announced that it will provide free Wi-Fi access on all of its aircraft. The service, which launched in 2013, and offers speeds between 12-15Mbps (although those speeds may dip if everyone is streaming Netflix), and it’s available at every seat, it’s far exceeding the usual GoGo Inflight experience found on most airlines these days. Along with installation...