Technology


Worries about China tariffs send stock market sharply lower Worries about China tariffs send stock market sharply lower
- March 24, 2018

Construction equipment maker Caterpillar fell $8.90, or 5.7 per cent, to $146.90, for its worst loss since mid-2016. The Dow dropped more than 700 points, or 2.8 percent, underlining mounting concerns among investors about looming tariffs on China . (more...)
Facebook Adding Messenger App Features Facebook Adding Messenger App Features
- March 24, 2018

With this, group admins can control which users are given access to the group chat and more. But if you're a Messenger Lite user and this is something you've been missing from the standard app , it's here now. By default, the need to approve new members is turned off. Administrators can enable it if they'd like. You can also now have a custom link to your group chat which you can use to invite other people to the chat. (more...)
Facebook launches 'joinable links' and 'admin approval' tool for Messenger group chats Facebook launches 'joinable links' and 'admin approval' tool for Messenger group chats
- March 24, 2018

First and foremost, this feature allows an admin to approve new members before they join the group chat, and Facebook states that this feature will be helpful in large group chats. Tapping the link puts them directly into the group, or gives them pending status until an admin approves the request, depending on your control preferences. (more...)
J&K: 2 militants gunned down by security forces in Anantnag J&K: 2 militants gunned down by security forces in Anantnag
- March 24, 2018

Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Anantnag district , police said. "As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the gunfight", police sources said. (more...)
Major Siri bug exposes all your hidden Signal messages on iPhone Major Siri bug exposes all your hidden Signal messages on iPhone
- March 24, 2018

The privacy bug uncovered by a Brazilian publication Mac Magazine finds that Siri is able to read the content of most messages even though the content itself is not visible on the lock screen. All it takes is the initiation of Siri and a command that reads: "Hey Siri , read my notifications". That setting is on by default on the iPhone X , where simply glancing at it will unlock the phone and allow the content to be displayed, while it can be set on other models. (more...)
Kia To Place Germans On Notice At NYIAS With Next Gen K900 Kia To Place Germans On Notice At NYIAS With Next Gen K900
- March 24, 2018

Visually-speaking, the K900 is the product of Kia's design headquarters in Namyang, Korea and its other studio in Irvine, California. Set to debut at the NY motor show next week, the new K900 - or K9 as it's known in Korea - gets an overhauled design inside and out, along with fresh technology and new underpinnings. (more...)
Snapchat's Map Explore makes it easier to find your friends Snapchat's Map Explore makes it easier to find your friends
- March 24, 2018

Think of it as Snap re-imagining the old AIM "away" status as literally showing where you are or what you're doing. If you wish to turn on your location for Snap Map you can so by going to Settings See My Location. Tap on "News Updates" on the bottom of the screen for the Explore option. The current update will show as well as the friends who have seen it, similar to how users can see what friends have viewed their Story. (more...)
Micron Technology (MU) Is Losing Ground Following Q2 Report Micron Technology (MU) Is Losing Ground Following Q2 Report
- March 24, 2018

The stock of AT&T Inc. Nomura lifted their price objective on Micron Technology and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 2.96 and price to earnings ratio of 9.62 attracting passive investors. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products ... (more...)
Now you can ask Google Assistant to make payment through Google Pay Now you can ask Google Assistant to make payment through Google Pay
- March 24, 2018

Google will also provide a white-label version that other companies can run on their own servers. However, it's also looking at other kinds of transactional mechanisms more suitable for use at massive scale. These employees agree that the cloud business is the most logical place to start investing in blockchain related technology . Google already has a string of commitments to blockchain tech through investments in digital ledger startups, with CBInsights identifying the company ... (more...)
Sea of Thieves now available on Windows 10 and Xbox One Sea of Thieves now available on Windows 10 and Xbox One
- March 24, 2018

If the just-released Sea of Thieves is any indication, Xbox players will show up when a good exclusive game launches. As Joe Neate, Executive Producer on the game from Rare Studios describes; "It seems only yesterday we began work on " Sea of Thieves " (or Athena as it was known back then)". (more...)
Microsoft announces massive purchase of solar power in Virginia Microsoft announces massive purchase of solar power in Virginia
- March 24, 2018

Simonbaker & Partners LLC now owns 11,364 shares of the software giant's stock worth $783,000 after purchasing an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. This number based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Microsoft has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $99.45. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 Getting In-Screen Fingerprint Reader After All? Galaxy Note 9 Getting In-Screen Fingerprint Reader After All?
- March 24, 2018

The display is likely to feature a QHD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Samsung's most recent phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus , don't come with this kind of technology. The Tab Active 2 also received an IP68 dust and water resistance certification, so the users can be more confident that the device will survive even after being exposed to moisture and powdered debris in a construction site. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Specifications, Release Date, Price, Leaks OnePlus 6 Specifications, Release Date, Price, Leaks
- March 24, 2018

OnePlus 6 is expected to feature a 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, which allows for a larger screen to easily fit in the palm. Fingerprint sensor will be on the back. If we talk about the pricing, the OnePlus 6 is expected to be priced at $749 in the United States. When asked why OnePlus couldn't divert supply from other markets to help meet demand in the United States and Canada, a spokesperson said the issue of swapping out AC adapters would've been too ... (more...)
Nissan promises 8 new EVs and 1m yearly sales by 2022 Nissan promises 8 new EVs and 1m yearly sales by 2022
- March 24, 2018

Nissan Europe design boss Mamoru Aoki described the production auto it inspires as "a breakthrough model" that will crack the mainstream - a key achievement for the brand to reach its new targets. This is part of the company's push to compete in an ever more saturated global market for non-petrol vehicles. In the USA, they will account for between 20 percent to 30 percent; and in China, between 35 and 40 percent. (more...)
Music industry sees fastest growth since 1995 Music industry sees fastest growth since 1995
- March 24, 2018

That's the second year in a row that the industry has seen a significant leap in revenue, and that's due entirely to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music , which are more than balancing the decline in CD sales (people still buy CDs!) and download sales. (more...)
Sarkozy: Gaddafi has put me through a living hell Sarkozy: Gaddafi has put me through a living hell
- March 24, 2018

In a half-hour performance that saw him shake with indignation at times, Sarkozy frequently referred to his accusers from Gaddafi's regime as "sinister", "liars" and a "group of killers". The former French president's remark came after he was banned from visiting Libya and several other countries over allegations of passive bribery and illegal financing of his presidential campaign. (more...)
BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate for a new ECU BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate for a new ECU
- March 24, 2018

U.S. company Dana, which recently struck a deal to buy GKN's Driveline business, is to invest £21m in its Birmingham operation after winning a contract with Jaguar Land Rover. The company claims that its platforms can process data efficiently, while keeping it safe and secure. The software is used to run auto infotainment consoles, is expected to start generating revenue in 2019. (more...)
Exynos 9610 launched - A 10nm chipset with 480fps slow-motion support
- March 24, 2018

ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Apart from the usual upgrades that come with this upgrade, the chipset also boasts pretty astonishing Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing capabilities. The Exynos 9610 SoC also has 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, and FM radio. Additionally, the chip also embeds a 4-mode Global Navigation Satellite System receiver that includes GPS (Global Positioning System), GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. (more...)
A Way Out Gets New A Way Out Gets New "Official" Trailer
- March 24, 2018

You'll really hate (or love) them by the time the game is through. And it occasionally prompts healthy debate by forcing both players to agree on a route forward, with Vincent tending to offer a more pragmatic alternative to Leo's brute-force solutions. (more...)
WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook
- March 24, 2018

Acton reportedly made more than $3 billion in the sale; he left WhatsApp in 2017. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in February 2014. "This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook". The Freedom of the Press Foundation was previously funding Signal . Last month, he invested $50 million into " Signal ", an independent alternative to hugely-popular WhatsApp. (more...)
Lava launches the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India Lava launches the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India
- March 24, 2018

Lava Z50 , the company's first Android Oreo (Go edition ) smartphone has been announced in India at an effective price of Rs 2,400. The biggest highlight of the Lava Z50 is, of course, Android 8.1 Go, a lightweight fork of its beefier counterpart created to run more efficiently on underpowered hardware. (more...)
Siri can read out hidden notifications on locked iOS 11 iPhones Siri can read out hidden notifications on locked iOS 11 iPhones
- March 24, 2018

The original bug allowed Siri to read out lock screen notifications for third-party apps, even if you turned off message previews while the phone is locked. Mac Magazine uncovered the unfortunate oversight, and 9to5Mac also reported on it. Unfortunately there appears to be a bug with Siri that can accidentally reveal those hidden notifications. (more...)
Facebook Messenger adds administrator privileges for group chats
- March 24, 2018

In addition to all this, Facebook is also introducing "joinable links" where anyone can join the groups with the help of these links. New features to Messenger are great, but Facebook has other security issues that need work, too. Facebook says Messenger group chats allow up to 250 people at one time, and previous year saw 2.5 million new groups created every day on the platform. (more...)
Judge orders Walker to hold special elections for vacant legislative seats Judge orders Walker to hold special elections for vacant legislative seats
- March 24, 2018

Instead, he meant to wait until the fall general elections to fill the seats. But Democrats argued that his decision was motivated by the fact that Republicans lost a special election this January in a Wisconsin district that President Donald Trump had carried by more than 20 points in 2016. (more...)
Switch and Splatoon 2 tournaments to E3 Switch and Splatoon 2 tournaments to E3
- March 24, 2018

It will also include the winning teams from their respective tournaments from across the world as they battle to become victorious at the Splatoon 2 World Championship . Open qualifiers for teams of four, ages 13 and up, will take place on April 21 starting at 11am PDT, 2pm EDT. "As we start to do some of that, we'll see some of that larger audience bleed back over into the competitive scene and the tournaments themselves". (more...)
Physical record sales are out-selling digital downloads once more Physical record sales are out-selling digital downloads once more
- March 24, 2018

And with $8.7 billion in total revenue, it's healthier than it has been since 2008, according to the report. "Year-over-year revenue growth of 63% brought total subscription revenues to more than $4 billion for the first time, making it by far the biggest format of recorded music in the United States, comprising 47% of the total market". (more...)
CD Projekt provides more information on Cyberpunk 2077 during financial conference CD Projekt provides more information on Cyberpunk 2077 during financial conference
- March 24, 2018

The new study will be called CD Projekt Red Wroclaw. Some people have also pointed out that the studio's name was listed in the list of participating companies for E3 this year which suggest that they might have something interesting to offer. (more...)
Beeping Easter egg hunt for the visually-impaired to be held Saturday Beeping Easter egg hunt for the visually-impaired to be held Saturday
- March 23, 2018

Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 1-12. Now drawing about 1,000 patrons, Priscilla Mays' Easter egg hunt continues to create long-lasting memories for area families. Main St., Brownstown. Tickets are $18 and $12 for kids 12 and under. Each ticket includes a reading of two stories by Zoo Staff, meet & greet and takeaway photo with the Easter Bunny, animal presentation, and general zoo admission ticket for non-members. (more...)
Taco Bell to launch tortilla chips in retail stores Taco Bell to launch tortilla chips in retail stores
- March 23, 2018

So when the junk food Instagrammer I obsessively follow, Candyhunting, posted a photo of Taco Bell's new line of chips, I almost cried with joy. The classic tortilla chips are described as salted and crispy. and 30 oz bags once they hit stores while the classic chips will come in 1 oz, 3.5 oz., 13. oz. and 30 oz. bags. The Fire tortilla chips convey the fiery flavor of Taco Bell's Fire sauce, with hints of jalapeño, chili peppers and paprika. (more...)
Summerset Isle Announced For June Release, Free Play Week Starts Tomorrow Summerset Isle Announced For June Release, Free Play Week Starts Tomorrow
- March 22, 2018

The Summerset Isle, a uniquely handsome land that's an even larger addition than last year's massive Vvardenfell from ESO: Morrowind , according to Bethesda - so it's a substantial update. Jewelcrafting is somewhat self-explanatory; it's a new profession-type skill that lets you craft powerful gear and expands your hero's utility. Instead, her cousin, Alwinarwe, rules as regent, aided by Khajit spy Razum-dar, Valsirenn of the Psijic Order, and Alchemy, a performer in the House of Reveries. (more...)