Sci-tech


Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off
- June 19, 2018

Google is said to still still be championing it's machine learning and AI technologies, which appeared in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . And surprisingly, the Google software is so good that it actually offered portrait mode that is better than what you get in most phones that have dual-lens system. (more...)
Oppo Find X Leaked Teaser Tips 93.8 Percent Screen-to-Body Ratio Oppo Find X Leaked Teaser Tips 93.8 Percent Screen-to-Body Ratio
- June 19, 2018

The OPPO Find X will be revealed in Paris on the 19th GMT+2. The Oppo Find X has been outed on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo , with a picture of the phone showing just how much space the screen takes up on the front of the device. (more...)
One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting - Swedish police One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting - Swedish police
- June 19, 2018

The man reportedly fired an automatic weapon at the crowd, who were celebrating Sweden's 1-0 victory against Korea, this evening. Witness Jonatan Burhoff told the newspaper he saw wounded people being carried to private cars that drove off 'as fast as possible'. (more...)
Four people wounded in Malmö shooting
- June 19, 2018

Five people have been hospitalised but police have not yet issued an official update on their condition. The city's police department issued a statement saying 'there is no reason for the public to worry, ' adding the attack was not terrorism related. (more...)
Apple fined $9 million for misleading Aussie customers Apple fined $9 million for misleading Aussie customers
- June 19, 2018

Then, in June 2017, the ACCC conducted an undercover operation involving 13 calls with Apple retailers in Australia, in which Apple representatives allegedly said Apple did not have responsibility to remedy faulty iPhones repaired by an unauthorised third party. (more...)
Youtube launches premium music service Youtube launches premium music service
- June 19, 2018

The new service will offer users the chance to stream music for free with its ad-supported business model. The new YouTube Music is a music streaming service that combines music listening with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever . (more...)
Android Messages for web begins rolling out, starting with web client Android Messages for web begins rolling out, starting with web client
- June 19, 2018

Those features will be built into the existing Android Messages client with Assistant and Message for web functionality touted. The first signs of Messages for web were spotted back in February , when mentions of the service cropped up in the Android app . (more...)
Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends
- June 19, 2018

As you build your Friendship Level with the friend you are trading with, you'll find that you can complete the trade with much less Stardust. You can also trade Pokemon with a friend as long as you have a Trainer Level of 10 or higher and are physically close to one another. (more...)
You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps
- June 18, 2018

We haven't seen confirmation of Uber's removal from Google, so we don't know the reasoning behind it or exactly when it happened. This amalgamation of services made it so users didn't even have to open the Uber app to book a ride. One possible explanation for this is that Uber doesn't want users to be able to book rides without using the Uber app. The change means that, in the U.S. (more...)
Youtube launch new Music and Premium services - will it rival Spotify?
- June 18, 2018

Google boasts that 1.3 billion internet users already listen to music via YouTube, but it wants a bigger slice of the paid-for music market. For the first time, YouTube is also detailing that a Family Plan is available for $14.99 in the US and Canada. (more...)
Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format
- June 18, 2018

The program is designed for cameras that use the same name, the video format that was created to be able to watch video normal perspective or 2D. You can download the tool here. Convert for publishing takes footage from Google VR180 cameras like the Lenovo Mirage Camera and converts it into a standardized projection. Technology giant Google has designed a new video-editing tool called VR180 Creator for Mac and Linux computing platforms. (more...)
Arc System Works announces Kill la Kill the Game Arc System Works announces Kill la Kill the Game
- June 18, 2018

Though no platforms have been announced, more details are set to come from Anime Expo 2018, which takes place July 5-8 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The game is described as a battle action title with a current release date set for sometime in 2019. Kill la Kill is an extremely popular seinen anime, the term seinen being used as a genre descriptor to imply that the content is aimed at mature audiences due to graphic violence and serious sexual content. (more...)
IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone’s location with 911 centers IOS 12 will automatically share your iPhone’s location with 911 centers
- June 18, 2018

This used a combination of cell data, Global Positioning System data and Wi-Fi access points to estimate the caller's whereabouts. The move is meant to address the problems with dialing emergency services from a cell phone , where outdated infrastructure has made it hard to obtain a mobile caller's location quickly and accurately, Apple says. (more...)
Oppo Find X to have a 93.8% screen to body ratio
- June 18, 2018

Oppo " s upcoming flagship, Oppo Find X is set to debut Tuesday in Paris, but leaks and teasers over the past few weeks gave a fair idea of what to expect from the device. Notably, the phone has a promotional page live on the official OPPO Netherlands website, indicating that the Find X would make its way to the European market. (more...)
The iPhone 3GS is going back on sale in South Korea The iPhone 3GS is going back on sale in South Korea
- June 18, 2018

The phone, which Apple introduced in 2009, will retail for a mere $40. The iPhone 3GS first made its debut in June 2009, almost eight years ago. An iPhone 3GS for just $40? The reason that the carrier is resuming sales of these long out of production devices is a practical one. (more...)
OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out
- June 18, 2018

However, OnePlus has now announced that it has halted the OxygenOS 5.1.6 update in India. Not long ago OnePlus started rolling out a much-requested update for the OnePlus 6 which was set to fix some bugs and add a few options. However, that update has run into some issues, and the company is now rolling out an updated version. This vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access and a tethered connection to a PC to take control of the device. (more...)
Initial OnePlus 6 Sales In China & India Exceed Expectations Initial OnePlus 6 Sales In China & India Exceed Expectations
- June 18, 2018

It starts at €399.99 / $473, while the OnePlus 6's base model will take you back with $529. The OnePlus 6 was announced last week, as the company's all-new flagship smartphone . The notch again, whether users like it or not, seems to be here for some time given how Google plans to hard code the same on the upcoming Android P iteration. (more...)
Melania Trump enters USA immigration row Melania Trump enters USA immigration row
- June 18, 2018

Yet scuttling the bill could turn off independent voters, an especially important bloc for House Republicans competing in dozens of districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. Bannon said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday . "Trump and Sessions say they are following laws". First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly troubled by the division of families at the U.S. (more...)
Apple might actually approve the Steam Link app with today's tweak Apple might actually approve the Steam Link app with today's tweak
- June 17, 2018

It also gathers information about users' devices, their location, apps installed on the gadgets and how people use those apps, what websites they visit, and the amount of data used, Facebook wrote in answers to Congressional questions that the social network operator posted online Monday. (more...)
BMW 2 Series coupé to stay RWD ... but soft-top could die BMW 2 Series coupé to stay RWD ... but soft-top could die
- June 17, 2018

The V8 though is not only considerably mightier, but also a brand new design for the 8 Series . The vehicle adopts a long and low silhouette with a wide stance and a "double-bubble" roofline. Keeping in mind its GT positioning, the 420-litre boot space and 50:50 folding rear backrest make a strong case for the 8er. It will be sold first under a variant dubbed the BMW M850i xDrive. (more...)
Be Creative! Apple Links With Grimes For New Be Creative! Apple Links With Grimes For New "Behind The Mac Ads"
- June 17, 2018

The fourth ad is a combination of the three other ads, with many more Mac users shown using their computers in a variety of scenarios. Using a Mac as a portable recording studio allows Grimes to make music on her own terms . Kariuki is the founder of SafeMotos, which works to ensure "Africans do not have to choose between affordability and safety for their transport". Another story being narrated in " Behind the Mac " campaign is that of Bruce Hall . (more...)
Sony drops the ball with their Fortnite response Sony drops the ball with their Fortnite response
- June 17, 2018

The BBC did manage to elicit some sort of response from a Sony spokeswoman: "We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience". Within just a few hours though, some players' hype had turned to anger. Epic Games recently confirmed that Fortnite has reached over 125 million players across all platforms worldwide. (more...)
Standing ovation for Tim Cook’s innovation? Standing ovation for Tim Cook’s innovation?
- June 17, 2018

Without disclosing the exact model of the desks used in the company's year-old futuristic campus in Cupertino, Cook said the desks he bought are able to switch between standing and sitting with a touch of a button. If I sit for too long, it will actually tap me on the wrist to remind me to get up and move, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer . (more...)
E3 2018: Black Ops 4 Changes How Call Of Duty Releases DLC E3 2018: Black Ops 4 Changes How Call Of Duty Releases DLC
- June 17, 2018

The first private event will happen in Washington on July 16, while the last one will be held in Atlanta on September 15. Xfinity also plans to once again provide its internet customers with access to the Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta. Activision also announced that users will have to buy the " Black Ops 4 " season pass if they want access to all of the game's DLCs. The post states that Treyarch is "absolutely committed to supporting the entire community with a slew of free, post-release ... (more...)
Windows 10 warning: Cortana can be used to bypass your password Windows 10 warning: Cortana can be used to bypass your password
- June 17, 2018

In a blog post on its site, McAfee explained exactly how a potential hacker would go about getting Cortana to index malicious files from a USB drive in order to execute them. Even if you haven't installed the latest patch, you can protect your computer by manually disabling the voice assistant from the computer's lock screen. (more...)
Fortnite World Cup season with its $100M pool starts in Fall Fortnite World Cup season with its $100M pool starts in Fall
- June 16, 2018

The news came via a company blog post , in which Epic also boasted that the battle royale game had reached a whopping 125 million users. They have nothing to gain by supporting Fortnite cross-play, whereas Xbox and Nintendo have everything to gain from it. (more...)
Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad
- June 16, 2018

If you're on a Nintendo Switch , you can play against players on the Xbox One , or even the PC. Consumers, however, are unimpressed. Sony's contribution to the madness features the Sony Days of Play: a sale running through June 18 that features a sick-looking limited edition PS4 , controllers , and savings up to $200 on insane VR bundles and games like God of War . (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate runs in 60FPS Super Smash Bros. Ultimate runs in 60FPS
- June 16, 2018

We've heard Metroid Prime 4 will be developed by Bandai Namco rather than Retro Studios, which worked on the first three games. Regarding the talks about Super Smash Bros Ultimate being a port, Bihldorff reveals that he gets why the new game looks similar to the Wii U one. (more...)
Apple backtracks on pricey iPhone screens Apple backtracks on pricey iPhone screens
- June 16, 2018

Initially, Apple planned to produce the same amount of OLED and LCD iPhones, but shifted its plans after consumer appetite for an ultra-expensive iPhone has grown more slowly than expected. Friday's news corroborates other reports about the 2018 iPhone lineup from sources like Bloomberg and well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo . All three predict Apple to launch three new iPhones this fall: an upgraded version of the iPhone X, a version of the iPhone X with a bigger screen, and the ... (more...)
Valve submits an updated version of Steam Link iOS app Valve submits an updated version of Steam Link iOS app
- June 16, 2018

Steam Link is an app that allows users to stream any game in their library to their mobile devices or smart TV. Citing " business conflicts ", Apple rejected Valve's Steam Link iOS app after initially approving it last month. Since then, Valve has been working to resolve the issue and get Steam Link released on iOS - and it may have found the solution. The Android beta has been available on Google Play since the middle of May and reportedly works quite well. (more...)