Technology


Ford Mustang Bullitt rumored for Detroit Auto Show
- January 12, 2018

Steve McQueen's 1968 action film Bullitt made the vehicle an icon. Also, we can expect that the new Bullitt Mustang will have some minor performance upgrades compared to other 2018 Mustang GT fastbacks, such as suspension bits, exhaust or an intake system from Ford Performance. (more...)
'Destiny 2': Devs finally talks about Eververse, XP, future contents 'Destiny 2': Devs finally talks about Eververse, XP, future contents
- January 12, 2018

From its lackluster endgame to its lack of enticing Exotic weapons and armor, Destiny 2 is finding it hard to keep people playing, and players are finding little reasons to stick with the shared world shooter. Additionally, the Raid vendor will now sell Leviathan and Eater of Worlds armor and weapons. We are also adding a new Ghost with Raid-specific perks that has a chance to drop from the Leviathan and Eater of Worlds final encounters. (more...)
OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC
- January 12, 2018

While he didn't confirm on the name of the flagship, looking at the past naming pattern for the company's smartphones, it should be launched as OnePlus 6. Either way we'll have to wait and see, but if OnePlus skips on the OnePlus 6T, would you be disappointed? If OnePlus wants to reach the lucrative market in a powerful way, it has nearly no choice but to partner with a carrier. (more...)
Do You Own Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) Shares?
- January 12, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ( FCAU ) stock is now trading 54.52% away from its average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of 21.44% from its 50 Days Moving Average and 15.98% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ( FCAU ) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average surged at 15.98% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average raised 21.44% along with 54.52% above distance from two hundred simple moving averages. (more...)
IPhone 6 Plus $29 Battery Replacement Delayed IPhone 6 Plus $29 Battery Replacement Delayed
- January 12, 2018

Additionally, a cashback of up to Rs. 8,000 is also applicable on EMI transactions with ICICI Bank credit cards. Moreover, there's a certain minimum amount which has to be paid for any iPhone in order to obtain the cashback. The iPhone 6 32GB starts at Rs 25,499 on Flipkart, down from Rs 28,999, while the iPhone 6s Plus starts at Rs 37,999. The 128GB variant of the iPhone 7 Plus also comes with a discounted price of Rs 64,999. (more...)
Intel starts issuing patches for Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities Intel starts issuing patches for Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities
- January 12, 2018

According to one of the report's authors Dr Yuval Yarom, researcher at the University of Adelaide and Data61, the exploits could allow computer programs to access data they should not be allowed to see . It affects smartphone and tablet chips, along with Intel and AMD computer chips. AMD has resolved a variant of Spectre via software and operating system updates , while another variant has "a near zero risk of exploitation" on its processors . (more...)
CES 2018: Vivo exhibits first under-the-display fingerprint scanner CES 2018: Vivo exhibits first under-the-display fingerprint scanner
- January 12, 2018

That version used an ultrasonic sensor which was created with support from chipmaker Qualcomm . The Sensor Company Synaptics , which has demoed the Vivo phone in a crowded booth, goes on to inform us that the fingerprint reader will not use a lot of battery. (more...)
Design renderings of all-new Cerato revealed by KIA Design renderings of all-new Cerato revealed by KIA
- January 11, 2018

The third-generation Forte appears to be moving in a sportier direction, with a Stinger-like fastback look replacing the boxier current design and a stretched, coupelike roofline. Kia has released official sketches of the all-new Kia K3 and it looks rather stunning, even after our auto tone down mechanism kicked in, as it must for sketches. (more...)
Nvidia updates software, says graphic chips not hit by flaws
- January 11, 2018

In other Meltdown and Spectre news this morning, Microsoft and Intel have both provided more details on how much slowdown the patches for these nasty gremlins in the works will cause - with some bad news for owners of older Intel processors and indeed older versions of Windows (i.e. (more...)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to the Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to the Switch
- January 11, 2018

Wii U games Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors are both getting enhanced versions for Nintendo Switch. Funky sports a double jump, hover, infinite rolls, and infinite corkscrews underwater - he seems like an easy mode of sorts and looks really fun to play. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to launch at MWC 2018: Officially confirmed Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to launch at MWC 2018: Officially confirmed
- January 11, 2018

The infinity display has made its way to the A8, here in a 5.6-inch, 1,080×2,220 pixel version (around 440ppi) - last year's A7 (which didn't come to the United Kingdom unlike the A3 and A5 ) featured a 1,080×1,920 5.7-inch screen by comparison. (more...)
Final Fantasy 12 Remaster Announced For PC, And It Releases Soon Final Fantasy 12 Remaster Announced For PC, And It Releases Soon
- January 11, 2018

In addition, a Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age launch program will be held on YouTube at 12am PT/2am CT/3am ET on February 2, 2018. New Game Plus and New Game Minus - Post-game content modes are now accessible from the beginning of the game . (more...)
Samsung brands second-gen HBM2 as 'Aquabolt' Samsung brands second-gen HBM2 as 'Aquabolt'
- January 11, 2018

This is why new memory technologies have been and continue to be developed, such as High Bandwidth Memory , HBM, with HBM2 being used in some devices today. Samsung notes that achieving Aquabolt's unprecedented level of performance required the use of new technologies related to Through Silicon Via (TSV) and thermal control. (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey's first DLC adding Luigi balloon hunt
- January 11, 2018

Nintendo has announced a free new update for Super Mario Odyssey with new modes and outfits. The mode can be accessed by talking to Luigi, who will task Mario with hiding a balloon away in a hard-to-find area, before attempting to uncover another balloon hidden by a player online. (more...)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch
- January 11, 2018

This new version will include the full original game as well as a new mode featuring Funky Kong , who has the ability to use a double jump, hover, infinite rolls, and infinite underwater corkscrew moves. You've also got co-op play via the Switch's Joy-Con, so you can happily team up with a buddy wherever you are. Tropical Freeze is jumping onto Nintendo Switch later this year, the company confirmed earlier today . (more...)
Dark Souls is arriving on Nintendo Switch fairly soon
- January 11, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is coming to Nintendo's popular console, the company announced today via surprise Nintendo Direct Mini . The famous RPG will be bringing its melancholic, dark world and brutal difficulty, with an improved framerate and resolution, as well as the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. (more...)
Google acquires UK-based sound tech startup Redux at an undisclosed amount Google acquires UK-based sound tech startup Redux at an undisclosed amount
- January 11, 2018

Based on the publicly available funding data, Redux Labs raised a total of $5 million to date. Google quietly acquired a United Kingdom tech startup without anyone noticing - until now that is. Its products and bespoke systems enable customizable, high-resolution haptic feedback and speakerless surround sound audio. Different effects can be delivered simultaneously to different fingers, using actuators to create bending waves rather than bulk movement. (more...)
Facebook testing local news section to offer city-specific news & events Facebook testing local news section to offer city-specific news & events
- January 11, 2018

Facebook announced that it is testing a new section of its app which will be dedicated to events and news stories from local publishers and organizations. While it's slightly ironic Facebook , the company notorious for being embroiled in the fake news scandal, might be local news' saviour, the social media giant has done a lot to regain the trust of the public. (more...)
Meltdown and Spectre patches leave some Ubuntu systems unbootable Meltdown and Spectre patches leave some Ubuntu systems unbootable
- January 11, 2018

Speaking to Reuters , security analyst Hans Mosesmann warned that Nvidia's driver updates may be problematic for data centres using its GPUs for mathematically intensive calculations. While the full extent of devices affected by the flaws is not yet fully known, Cisco Systems has said it has identified 18 vulnerable products and is looking for problems in almost 30 other products, including switches and routers. (more...)
New LG G7 Smartphone Rumored To Launch In March New LG G7 Smartphone Rumored To Launch In March
- January 11, 2018

However, the remaining specifications of the Future LG G7 are yet to be known. The company will apparently announce the handset at their own press conference some time in March. Well, according to this report, the G7 will be sporting a bezel-less design (no surprise there) with an OLED display. Hence, we can expect the new LG G7 to have this new powerful processor alongside Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. (more...)
Capcom sheds some light on Monster Hunter World's PC delay Capcom sheds some light on Monster Hunter World's PC delay
- January 11, 2018

If you're waiting for the PC version though, that wait is agonisingly longer. When the monster-slaying role-playing game was initially announced, Capcom gave out the exact release date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version. It was further revealed that the developers encountered challenges with online matchmaking. But on PC, we're going to have to work more to get our own matchmaking working. (more...)
WhatsApp Security Open To Snoops WhatsApp Security Open To Snoops
- January 11, 2018

Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos responded to the report on Twitter , saying, "Read the Wired article today about WhatsApp - scary headline!" "The phone of every participant in the group then automatically shares secret keys with that new member, giving him or her full access to any future messages", the report added. (more...)
Dish announces voice control integration with Google Home and Google Assistant Dish announces voice control integration with Google Home and Google Assistant
- January 11, 2018

Google Assistant will add a lot of new functionality to the set-top boxes. Dish equipment including Dish's Hopper, Joey and Wally set-top boxes can already be controlled via Amazon Alexa. "Throughout 2017, DISH took major strides toward building a suite of voice-control options for our customers, including a new DISH voice remote", said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. (more...)
Ford Expands ST Trim to Edge SUV Ford Expands ST Trim to Edge SUV
- January 11, 2018

Among mass-market companies, Toyota Motor Corp fitted the devices to 56 percent of its 2017 fleet, compared with 30 percent for Honda Motor Co, 20 percent for General Motors Co (GM.N) and less than 10 percent for Ford . "Edge ST puts a new animal on the road - a performance SUV with a track mentality", said Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of product development and purchasing. (more...)
CES: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show
- January 11, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest tech trade shows in the world, came to a halt after a power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday. A power outage left parts of CES in the dark. Security ushered attendees from the areas during that time. "A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the facility's transformers". (more...)
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...)