Technology


Darkest Dungeon headed to Switch on January 18
- January 11, 2018

Darkest Dungeon's home page also has some fresh details about the game, including pricing. Fans won't have to wait long to get their hands on the Red Hook's challenging and grim title, either, as Darkest Dungeon is arriving on the Nintendo Switch eShop on Thursday, January 18 . (more...)
Logan Paul's Dumb-Ass Dad Defends His Dumb-Ass Kids
- January 11, 2018

Logan faced worldwide criticism earlier this month after he posted a YouTube video that showed an apparent suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara forest, aka "Suicide Forest". YouTube concluded its statement by admitting it had taken a long time to respond to the issue. Nor have they removed his secondary channel, The Official Logan Paul , which has 4,358,661 subscribers. (more...)
LG Pay Coming to United States by June LG Pay Coming to United States by June
- January 11, 2018

You can leave your cards at home and just use your smartphone to pay for things, provided the establishment has one of those credit card devices. Similar to Samsung Pay , LG Pay should be accepted at almost any terminal, thanks to its usage of Wireless Magnetic Communication, which essentially duplicates the action of swiping your credit card. (more...)
Samsung Smartphones To Get Enabled FM Chips In The US Samsung Smartphones To Get Enabled FM Chips In The US
- January 11, 2018

In the latter case, the FCC said in February 2017 that it wants smartphone makers to activate the FM hardware in their handsets so that consumers have immediate, easily carried access to local radio stations. In its announcement today, NextRadio rightly pointed out that access to FM radio is essential in some areas. Think about during a natural disaster, where all wireless communications might be down - you could at least keep up on information through an FM radio. (more...)
DISH Set Top Boxes Get Voice Control Through Google Assistant DISH Set Top Boxes Get Voice Control Through Google Assistant
- January 11, 2018

It can also make sci-fi-style video calls, play music and function as a central hub for all your smart home kit. The high-resolution touch screen and camera is framed by two front-firing stereo speakers and a rear-facing passive radiator. (more...)
In PUBG there's a new anticheat system In PUBG there's a new anticheat system
- January 11, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has outlined new additions to its loot box system to go live on the game's test server. Further, in the patch notes for the update , the developer has listed the individual item drop rates. This is because PUBG has loot boxes, and China has more strict regulations when it comes to those. However, there's the additional wrinkle that when you buy a loot box with Battle Points you never know which type you'll get, meaning you could seemingly end up saddled ... (more...)
Mobile announces new deals on iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, and LG phones Mobile announces new deals on iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, and LG phones
- January 10, 2018

This latest offer is available with the purchase of any two iPhone X, 8, or 7 devices. This is part of T-Mobile's Get Out of the Red campaign aimed at convincing Verizon customers to switch to T-Mo while keeping their current handsets. For example, you'll need to trade in a qualifying device, purchase the new phones on an equipment installment plan and port in at least one new voice line onto an eligible rate plan to be used on one of the new devices. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Slowdown Lawsuits Are Piling Up Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone Slowdown Lawsuits Are Piling Up
- January 10, 2018

Some customers have said they had to wait a week to schedule an appointment, and others showed up at an Apple store only to be told the store was out of batteries. "It was really painful". Apple has come under fire recently over the slowing down of older iPhones with aging batteries. The issue is being investigated by French prosecutors, who allege that the policy violates laws protecting against "deception and planned obsolescence". (more...)
Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses
- January 10, 2018

Over the weekend, Bloomberg learned that Rochester, New York-based company Vuzix is unveiling its Alexa-enabled smart glasses at the largest consumer technology trade show this week. So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time. "LG's 2018 webOS-enabled AI TVs give customers the added capabilities of Alexa on their TVs without sacrificing any of the features of LG ThinQ, which can still be accessed with LG Magic ... (more...)
Daniel Sturridge 'pushing for Inter move' Daniel Sturridge 'pushing for Inter move'
- January 10, 2018

He has scored three goals and provided three assists in 14 competitive appearances this season, but was given only 514 minutes of football on the pitch. He has featured as an unused substitute in the Reds' last two matches. Recent reports have suggested he wants to leave Liverpool to boost his World Cup hopes with England, but for that to happen, he actually needs to find a club that wants him. (more...)
Xbox One Consoles Unaffected by Spectre and Meltdown Chip Issues Xbox One Consoles Unaffected by Spectre and Meltdown Chip Issues
- January 10, 2018

What do I need to do? AMD has posted a security bulletin outlining the vulnerabilities, which ones affect the systems with their processors, fixes to come through OS vendors, and that performance will notice a little impact. "The news of Intel's processor security issue and the potential performance degradation to correct it comes at an inopportune time as Intel now faces heavy competitive pressure from its long-time nemesis, AMD", Fred Hickey, editor of High Tech Strategist, ... (more...)
Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports
- January 10, 2018

Geneva Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Nokia Oyj in the second quarter worth about $125,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in Nokia Oyj by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter. At the same time as, it has debt to equity ratio of 1.02 and similar long term debt to equity ratio was 1.02. Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK ) gross margin percentage stands at 39.9% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -0.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is ... (more...)
Apple to invest in LG Innotek's 3-D sensing module biz Apple to invest in LG Innotek's 3-D sensing module biz
- January 10, 2018

The 3D sensing modules will make use of a flood illuminator and dot projector, which made the Face ID feature a success in the iPhone X . These components will be built by LG Innotek as well. Last month, the tech giant announced that it would invest $390 million in Finisar. This could be one of the reasons why the iPhone X was not launched at the same date as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (more...)
SteelSeries unveils Rival 600 gaming mouse SteelSeries unveils Rival 600 gaming mouse
- January 10, 2018

It was only past year that SteelSeries debuted its TrueMove3 technology in its Rival 310 and Sensei 310 gaming mice . The moment when you lift the mouse off the pad is a critical one, as it can result in a disastrous miss when you're shooting at someone. (more...)
New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs New Dell Mobile Connect software brings your mobile apps to PCs
- January 10, 2018

Called the Mobile Connect app, it basically pushes notifications from a user's smartphone to a laptop and even mirrors some of the apps on the display. If someone calls you on your mobile phone, you get a notification on your PC. Your phone data can only be accessed on your paired PC while you are in range of Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth. (more...)
LG G7 May Not Be Rebranded After All LG G7 May Not Be Rebranded After All
- January 10, 2018

Earlier today, it was reported that LG is looking to power the G7 with Snapdragon 835 SoC, and that report sort of disappointed masses out there. According to the web page dealing with Quick Charge compatibility, namely Quick Charge 4.0, a "future LG G7 " is being listed. (more...)
Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Comes to the United States in February Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Comes to the United States in February
- January 10, 2018

Asked about Huawei CEO Richard Yu's proclamation late last year that Huawei will sell a flagship phone with a United States carrier this year, Huawei external affairs VP Bill Plummer called Yu's quote "aspirational", repeating several times that Huawei has "dialogues" with U.S. (more...)
Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction
- January 10, 2018

Fadell also said that government regulations might be needed if these companies "don't step up". Jana Partners, an activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (Caltstrs), one of the largest public pension funds in the U.S., say Apple has an opportunity to take the lead in helping parents manage devices that are increasingly ubiquitous and potentially harmful. (more...)
Apple to operate Chinese iCloud accounts at new data centre in China Apple to operate Chinese iCloud accounts at new data centre in China
- January 10, 2018

Ltd. A quick comparison between the new and old Terms and Conditions for iCloud in China reveals they don't differ much, except for the addition of one paragraph. Affected customers are now being notified about the transition which will start on February 28. By moving data from its mainland Chinese users to a place inside the country's borders, Apple is complying with China's Cybersecurity Law. (more...)
Samsung's profit jumps 64 percent to record high on chips Samsung's profit jumps 64 percent to record high on chips
- January 10, 2018

The South Korean tech giant said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that its sales also posted a record high of 239-point-six trillion won previous year, up 18-point-seven percent. The continued rise in the price of DRAM chips and demand from data centre servers drove fourth-quarter earnings, offsetting a drop in NAND chip prices and the stronger won, analysts said. (more...)
Mini 3/5 door and Convertible arrive in time for NAIAS Mini 3/5 door and Convertible arrive in time for NAIAS
- January 10, 2018

With the latest range of upgrades, though, Mini has upped the patriotism factor even further - while bringing the hatchback, five-door and convertible models up-to-date with the latest tech. Three new body finished for the cars include Emerald Gray metallic, Starlight Blue metallic, and Solaris Orange metallic. There's also a wireless charging feature for your cell phone and for the first time ever, a MINI logo projection feature projects the new MINI logo onto the ground in front of the ... (more...)
Meltdown & Spectre: Intel Faces Class-Action Lawsuits Meltdown & Spectre: Intel Faces Class-Action Lawsuits
- January 10, 2018

Recorded Future security architect Allan Liska noted in a blog post that the flaws present a particular threat to cloud services, since segmentation of those services could be disrupted by exploiting the flaw. Proofpoint cybersecurity strategy vice-president Ryan Kalember said there was no "immediate fix" available for Spectre , but consumers should simply ensure they installed the latest software updates on their devices and did not download unauthorised programs. (more...)
Only India will help develop Kashmir: Mehbooba Only India will help develop Kashmir: Mehbooba
- January 10, 2018

Opposition leaders held up banners and disrupted question hour before walking out of the House. With the ruling government in Jammu and Kashmir facing the wrath of the opposition over the killing of a civilian in Kulgam, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the political issues should not be given religious colour. (more...)
Apple to introduce enhanced parental controls to counter iPhone addiction in children Apple to introduce enhanced parental controls to counter iPhone addiction in children
- January 10, 2018

While CalSTRS is not invested in any Jana Partners LLC funds, the two organizations have a long-term relationship collaborating on engagements focused on increasing shareholder value. According to David Monahan, a campaign manager with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a nonprofit that advocates for children's protection from marketing, "These are vital issues in children's welfare that should be thought of now and not be an afterthought". (more...)
Pokemon GO is set to drop support for older devices Pokemon GO is set to drop support for older devices
- January 10, 2018

The developer claims that this due to the improvements that they've made to Pokemon GO which will now demand a new iOS device. Niantic's decision may be too sudden for most fans of the game. Once it's been released, players on these devices won't be able to access their accounts, use PokeCoins or really any other item in their bags. There's no other way to continue playing the game. (more...)
Razer unveils Project Linda that turns your Razer Phone into a laptop Razer unveils Project Linda that turns your Razer Phone into a laptop
- January 10, 2018

Razer's Project Linda wants to change that, while offering a cheap laptop solution for those who purchased its Razer Phone, by letting you plug it right into the laptop shell. Inside the laptop is 200 GB of storage , and connectivity options include a built in 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a USB-A port, a USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and a dual-array microphone. (more...)
Samsung Electronics unveils driverless car parts, infotainment platform Samsung Electronics unveils driverless car parts, infotainment platform
- January 10, 2018

Samsung wants to control your vehicle. "Harman has the heritage and expertise in automotive, and collectively Harman and Samsung harness our best technologies and global scale to accelerate how we better serve the needs of automakers in this rapidly evolving automotive market". (more...)
Iranian Oil Tanker Continues to Burn Three Days After Collision Iranian Oil Tanker Continues to Burn Three Days After Collision
- January 10, 2018

That is equivalent to just under 1 million barrels, worth about $60 million, based on global crude oil prices. State-run China Central Television reported Sunday evening that the tanker was still floating and burning, and that oil was visible in the water. (more...)
Fitness chain pulls the plug on cable news Fitness chain pulls the plug on cable news
- January 10, 2018

Banned networks include CNN, FOX, MSNBC and CNBC, The Sacramento Bee reported on January 5. Natalie Bushaw, the senior director of public relations and internal communications, told the Pioneer Press that the company chose to make the change to meet member requests and help maintain the company's healthy way of life philosophy. (more...)
HTC Announces Vive Pro VR Headset and Vive Wireless Adapter
- January 10, 2018

The Vive Pro brings many improvements over the original headset, including an upgrade to the displays, which are now dual-OLED and offer a combined resolution of 2880x1660 with a field of view of 110º. "There's a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset", Daniel O'Brien, general manager of HTC's VIVE in the USA market, said in a statement. (more...)