Technology


Zuckerberg reveals New Year's pledge - to fix issues with Facebook Zuckerberg reveals New Year's pledge - to fix issues with Facebook
- January 09, 2018

Zuckerberg ended his post saying, " This will be a serious year of self-improvement and I'm looking forward to learning from working to fix our issues together ". Technology had the promise of putting more power into people's hands but many people had now lost faith in that promise and thought technology actually centralised power, he added. (more...)
S&P, Dow lower as healthcare, bank stocks drag S&P, Dow lower as healthcare, bank stocks drag
- January 09, 2018

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite finished Monday's session at all-time highs as investors remained optimistic on the US economy. Once Trump calms down sufficiently from his reaction to the new book on him by Micahel Wolf, he no doubt will find time to boast that he is responsible for the record gains in stock indices. (more...)
Takata Expands Air Bag Recall By 3.3 Million Takata Expands Air Bag Recall By 3.3 Million
- January 09, 2018

The Japanese airbag maker Takata continues to expand its massive parts recall by recalling an additional 3.3 million airbags. At least 20 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured since the recall began a few years ago. (more...)
IPhone X wireless charging forces Powermat into Qi's embrace IPhone X wireless charging forces Powermat into Qi's embrace
- January 09, 2018

But with Powermat joining the Wireless Power Consortium, we are now moving on from wireless charging's version of VHS vs Beta or Blu-ray vs HD DVD. It's uncertain what this will mean for phones going forward, but it just became much more likely that your next phone might finally bring some wireless bliss into your life. (more...)
Video Emerges Of Kit Harington Getting Kicked Out Of A Bar
- January 09, 2018

Witnesses say that after a while, Kit started getting in people's faces, grabbing at pool cues, and banging on the pool table. Harington rose to fame as fan favorite Jon Snow on HBO's wildly popular fantasy drama " Game of Thrones ", which the network recently announced would return for an eighth and final season in 2019. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV 'Royal Edition' Leaked Final Fantasy XV 'Royal Edition' Leaked
- January 09, 2018

Square-Enix has recently committed to even more support and updates for the game in 2018. Since launch, Final Fantasy 15 has had four major pieces of DLC through its season pass: individual episodes focusing on Noct's allies Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis have launched, as well as the multiplayer expansion, Comrades . (more...)
Toymaker VTech Settles Charges of Violating Child Privacy Law Toymaker VTech Settles Charges of Violating Child Privacy Law
- January 09, 2018

VTech has offices in Arlington Heights, Ill., Richmond, British Columbia, and Hong Kong, China. Electronic toymaker VTech Technologies got a costly learning experience Monday - a $650,000 penalty for failing to get verifiable parental consent before collecting and using personal information from hundreds of thousands of USA children. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive beta begins next week, new gameplay footage surfaces Metal Gear Survive beta begins next week, new gameplay footage surfaces
- January 09, 2018

While the voice acting is a little bit suspect in this Metal Gear Survive trailer, that contingent will seemingly miss out on the game's subplots, exploring just exactly why Mother Base is sending some of its soldiers into such a deeply disturbing world of crystalized monsters. (more...)
Showtime Live-Action Halo Series is Still in Development Showtime Live-Action Halo Series is Still in Development
- January 09, 2018

Over four years later, with few updates on the project's existence, it seemed like the series could be another failed attempt to bring Halo into the world of film and TV. Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg is still attached as an executive producer, and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was rumored to be a director for the show. (more...)
Watch the Dragon Ball FighterZ Goku Black Trailer Watch the Dragon Ball FighterZ Goku Black Trailer
- January 09, 2018

For those of you who aren't aware, Dragon Ball FighterZ is the newest fighting game from Arc System Works, known for both the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game series. Bandai Namco has released a trailer featuring gameplay of Goku Black . Though Goku Black may appear to be evil clone of Goku, he is actually a villain from a future timeline who stole Goku's body for evil purposes. (more...)
BottleRock Napa Valley Drops 2018 Lineup: Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE & More BottleRock Napa Valley Drops 2018 Lineup: Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE & More
- January 09, 2018

Festival passes go on sale at 10 a.m. PST on January 9. The three-day music, wine, food and craft brew festival will take place in NAPA , CA, at the NAPA VALLEY EXPO, MAY 25th-27th. Other intriguing artists on the lineup include rapper Snoop Dogg , funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, classic rock legend Billy Idol , and a DJ set by the great Mike D of Beastie Boys lore. (more...)
PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One PUBG: FPP Solo arrives on Xbox One
- January 09, 2018

FPP servers will be deployed in North America, Europe, and Oceania. Read up on the full patch notes on the game's official forum. While it by no means brings the game to perfection, developers say they are now working "diligently to elevate the overall player experience". (more...)
Amazon Alexa going mobile with new developer tools Amazon Alexa going mobile with new developer tools
- January 09, 2018

When it comes to smart speakers, the Amazon Echo is still in the lead. Next week, during the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas, a company named Vuzix will introduce a new pair of AR smartglasses that will feature Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa. (more...)
AT&T reportedly dumps plans to sell smartphones from Huawei AT&T reportedly dumps plans to sell smartphones from Huawei
- January 09, 2018

However, today both The Wall Street Journal and The Verge report that AT&T has withdrawn from the deal. The report comes from The Wall Street Journal , via unnamed sources. "Over the past five years Huawei has proven itself by delivering premium devices with integrity globally and in the USA market", Zinkowski said in a statement. (more...)
Doogee V, the 1st phone with on-screen fingerprint sensor, unveiled Doogee V, the 1st phone with on-screen fingerprint sensor, unveiled
- January 09, 2018

The phone touts of a flexible display - which measures in at 6.2 inches, as per Evan Blass . As per the picture and video, the Doogee V has an on-screen fingerprint sensor - making it the first phone in the world to have one. Evan Blass tweeted a render of the Doogee V on his Twitter account. The iPhone X's notch accommodates the TrueDepth camera that supports FaceID and Animoji features. (more...)
Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19 Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19
- January 08, 2018

A user could ask M for a gift recommendation, or to book a dinner reservation, for example. In its story on M's demise , BuzzFeed suggested that AI was once something with unlimited potential and support at Facebook, but now has been put on the backburner as the company is forced to deal with fallout from its role in the 2016 elections. (more...)
JBL launches Google Assistant headphones and new wireless speakers JBL launches Google Assistant headphones and new wireless speakers
- January 08, 2018

Today during CES 2018 , Harman International officially announced the JBL Everest lineup of headphones that includes three devices with different designs and price points. At the lowest end is the Everest 110GA. It will be available in Gunmetal and Mountain Silver color variants, and is $100 cheaper than the QuietComfort 35 II . (more...)
Sennheiser's new lightweight wireless Bluetooth earbuds are just $99 Sennheiser's new lightweight wireless Bluetooth earbuds are just $99
- January 08, 2018

The earphones have the ability to pair with up to two device simultaneously - so you can switch between your computer and your phone for example. Also, the earbuds have support for three-way calling. The design, price, and buzzwords all indicate that the CX 6.00BT are created to take on the Beats X . Thanks to the transparent cover, the company is able to keep the same look as the HD 800 by showing off the large Ring Radiator transducers inside. (more...)
Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo
- January 08, 2018

James Damore, the Google engineer who was sacked after his internal memo criticizing the company's diversity efforts went viral, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company. "As someone who is generally on the "correct" side of this liberal echo chamber, it hasn't affected me much, but I think the vehemence of the reaction to his document proves this point right". (more...)
IOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability
- January 08, 2018

Apple released three updates for its various platforms protecting against the Spectre processor flaw. All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected , but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time. You can get the update by going into Settings General Software Update. Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown. (more...)
Garmin Speak Plus mixes Amazon Alexa with a dash cam Garmin Speak Plus mixes Amazon Alexa with a dash cam
- January 08, 2018

Garmin GPS turn-by-turn navigation is provided through Alexa and the connection to your smartphone through Bluetooth and the Garmin Speak app. Being a dash cam first, the Speak Plus also rocks a camera sensor through which it records incidents, warn you if you're too close to a auto, and even send an alert if you're drifting out of your current lane. (more...)
CES 2018: Jabra's Elite Range Gets Smarter & Stronger CES 2018: Jabra's Elite Range Gets Smarter & Stronger
- January 08, 2018

In fact, Jabra is releasing the third generation of its own take on the technology: the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds. Jabra isn't saying much about the wired Bluetooth buds, the Elite 45e , but they seem to have the same basic specs without access to various digital assistants. (more...)
Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US
- January 08, 2018

Nintendo DS is a attractive 32 bit-dual screen handheld gaming console that came out more than a decade ago and there was no new generation we had heard about recently. With the lackluster performance of the Wii U , we are ecstatic and proud of Nintendo for bringing themselves back up with the success of the Switch. (more...)
Android Pay and Google Wallet are consolidating under Google Pay brand Android Pay and Google Wallet are consolidating under Google Pay brand
- January 08, 2018

Meanwhile, the new Google Pay will integrate the Google Wallet feature for making friend-to-friend payments like Venmo or Apple Pay Cash. This is Google, so don't try and understand the odd decisions they often make or you'll ruin your day. (more...)
Asus ZenBook 13 and stylish X507 lead 2018 laptop line-up Asus ZenBook 13 and stylish X507 lead 2018 laptop line-up
- January 08, 2018

The ZenBook 13 also features a fingerprint scanner, offering password-free login support courtesy of Microsoft's Windows Hello. Once it arrives on shelves, the all-metal chassis will be available in Royal Blue or Slate Grey, both which offer a "luxurious crystal-like gloss coating". (more...)
J&K: 'Contest panchayat polls and we will pour acid in your eyes,' says Hizbul Mujahideen J&K: 'Contest panchayat polls and we will pour acid in your eyes,' says Hizbul Mujahideen
- January 08, 2018

An audio clip of a purported conversation between two Hizbul Mujahideen commanders has gone viral in which outfit's operational commander Riyaz Naikoo tells another commander Sameer Tiger to pour acid into the eyes of the people who participate in the panchayat polls. (more...)
Here's nearly an Hour of Paladins: Battlegrounds Gameplay Footage Here's nearly an Hour of Paladins: Battlegrounds Gameplay Footage
- January 08, 2018

Paladins: Battlegrounds , however, might be too similar of a name to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . Also at Hi-Rez Studios has told about plans to introduce the game champion by the name of Moji, a new mode "Team Deathmatch", and more. From that, users understandably drew the comparison between Paladins: Battlegrounds and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds beyond the name. Could there possibly be a lawsuit on the horizon for Hi-Rez Studios? If this project sees success, will we start to ... (more...)
Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant
- January 08, 2018

For information and links to useful resources, visit the security research findings page on Intel .com. Ever since Google released two documents detailing the security flaws in nearly every CPU in the world right now, the consumers have patiently waited for a fix for their devices. (more...)
Nvidia Freestyle Is Instagram for PC Gaming Nvidia Freestyle Is Instagram for PC Gaming
- January 08, 2018

Also new as of CES is Ubisoft U Play support, so any games you've bought there you can also link to the service. GeForce NOW uses the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, which deliver outstanding performance on demanding new AAA games. While the likes of Retro allow you to add an entertaining dimension to your game, those such as Colourblind make titles accessible to colourblind gamers by allowing easier differentiation between colours. (more...)
LG reveals 4K HDR projector LG reveals 4K HDR projector
- January 08, 2018

This year though, LG has made a decision to sneak a couple in early, first we saw the largest 8K OLED TV unveiled and today, LG has begun showing off its new 4K HDR projector ahead of next week's event. LG's new Ultra HD projector might look like a trash can with its hinged lens protector, but it is also claimed to be half the size of its rivals and capable of beaming a 150-inch image onto your wall. (more...)