Technology


Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal Uber rolls out new colour-coded windshield pickup signal
- July 16, 2018

We're trying to give them more context'. Riders can then hold their phone in the air and make it easy for their driver to spot them. You could tell them what you're wearing or where exactly you're standing. Drivers can install it themselves rapidly, and remove it quickly too. The new tools will arrive for Android and iOS users in Canada and the United States beginning today. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch confirmed: Price and specifications Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch confirmed: Price and specifications
- July 16, 2018

Last week Xiaomi revealed it is hosting a global event in Madrid, Spain on July 24. Xiaomi's teaser, which has been shared on Twitter notes, "Are you a big fan of #MiA1? ". CHF 329 that is roughly Rs. 22,800). According to a leak on a Polish website, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will come with a price-tag of PLN 999, which is around Rs 18,400 on conversion. (more...)
MINI teases design sketches for production EV MINI teases design sketches for production EV
- July 16, 2018

The initial design sketches will be revealed during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In fact visitors to the event can check out the MINI Electric Concept , which will serve as the base from which the eventual production model is derived. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, Multiplayer Beta Dates Announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, Multiplayer Beta Dates Announced
- July 16, 2018

The PC open beta starts the next day, August 11, at 10:00 PT, and runs through August 13th, 10:00 PT. The multiplayer beta kicks off August 3 and ends on all platforms by August 11. All those who play the Beta will receive a special, commemorative calling card that they can display once the game is fully released. Modes included in the Beta are Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and the new objective-based game mode, Control . (more...)
Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise
- July 16, 2018

Because of all the extra money that the company is swimming in, they've made the Unreal Engine Marketplace a heck of a lot more developer and creator friendly. Epic says that the Marketplace's growth played a role in this decision as well, but it also credits the success of Fortnite . Even before Epic's generous change of heart, the UE Marketplace was seeing exponential growth, with active sellers climbing by 30 percent in the first half of 2018. (more...)
OnePlus 5T, 5, 3 get this flagship OnePlus 6 feature OnePlus 5T, 5, 3 get this flagship OnePlus 6 feature
- July 16, 2018

While the open beta program for some of the older OnePlus phones may have included these features, the universal roll-out now means that all users have access to it. It is providing more video editing options similar to the OnePlus 6 , even if they won't be getting the new flagship's upgraded camera performance. If you want to add your favorite song or some other music as a background music to the video, you will have to try some other app from the Play Store. (more...)
Pokemon Let’s Go: Here Are the Exclusive Pokemon Pokemon Let’s Go: Here Are the Exclusive Pokemon
- July 15, 2018

Right after the trailer dropped, the Nintendo of Europe Twitter account tweeted out high-definition screenshots of the very familiar Kanto region. Fortunately, the number of version exclusive Pokémon is far fewer this year, thanks to Pokémon Let's Go concentrating only on the original generation of adorable critters. (more...)
Motorola’s first Android Go phone unveiled with 18:9 display Motorola’s first Android Go phone unveiled with 18:9 display
- July 15, 2018

With rumours surrounding Samsung's announcement of its first Android Go smartphone , Motorola has announced the new variant of Moto E5 Play that takes advantage of Google's optimised version of Android for budget handsets. Android Go, also known as Android Oreo (Go edition), is a stripped-down version of Android created to run on entry-level smartphones. As seen on the many other Android Go smartphones, the new Moto E5 Play also comes with just 1GB of RAM. (more...)
Aston Martin builds V8 Cygnet 'ultimate city car' Aston Martin builds V8 Cygnet 'ultimate city car'
- July 15, 2018

With 333bhp extra on board, Aston Martin claims that the V8 Cygnet is capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds - faster than the outgoing V8 Vantage S. The majority of the Cygnet's front end has been redesigned to accommodate the comparatively-huge engine. However, you can see the Aston Martin V8 Cygnet in action this weekend's 25th anniversary Goodwood Festival of Speed . (more...)
MacBook Pro 2018 Initial Findings: Keyboard Design Cover-Up? MacBook Pro 2018 Initial Findings: Keyboard Design Cover-Up?
- July 15, 2018

On the outside, everything's the same as it's been since the current MacBook Pro design debuted in 2016 - what's different is under the hood, and there lies some serious grunt. By deconstructing the new laptops, iFixit found that the butterfly mechanism in the new keyboard is actually protected by a thin silicone membrane. (more...)
Vivo Nex S price leaked ahead of India launch on July 19 Vivo Nex S price leaked ahead of India launch on July 19
- July 15, 2018

Vivo is all set to launch the Vivo Nex S in India on July 19. As part of the launch offers, the Amazon will be offering extra Rs. 5000 off with exchange taking down the effective price of the phone below Rs. It additionally has an 8-megapixel selfie camera which isn't as detailed as the mechanical framework found on Find X. While Oppo Find X needs fingerprint sensor, the NEX S has an in-display fingerprint sensor like the Vivo X21. (more...)
Apple to stop selling 2015 MacBook Pro with old-style keyboard, legacy ports Apple to stop selling 2015 MacBook Pro with old-style keyboard, legacy ports
- July 15, 2018

In a press release today, Apple announced updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers. The 15-inch model can be configured with up to 4 TB of SSD storage, while the 13-inch model is limited to a maximum of 2 TB. Beloved by many, the 2015 MacBook Pro had a number of features that have since been changed or have disappeared entirely from new MacBook Pro models . (more...)
Mario Kart Arcade VR Experience to Launch in the UK This Summer
- July 14, 2018

HTC Vive have announced that the official European launch of the Mario Kart VR Experience will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in London on Thursday 2nd August, 2018. Players can choose to play Mario , Luigi, Yoshi or Peach. For an immersive experience, players sit in life-size karts equipped with steering wheels. (more...)
X’s Loon and Wing projects become their own independent businesses
- July 14, 2018

Project Loon makes internet-delivery balloons, while Project Wing is a drone delivery system . "Now that the foundational technology for these projects is built, Loon and Wing are ready to take their products into the world", Astro Teller, captain of Moonshots at X wrote in an official blog post . (more...)
Adobe aims to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad in 2019 Adobe aims to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad in 2019
- July 14, 2018

He's aiming to get Photoshop, along with other Adobe products "on the market as soon as possible". The proper full version of Adobe Photoshop. The software company is planning to reveal the app at its annual Adobe MAX creativity conference in October, people familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg . (more...)
Treyarch reveals CoD: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and battle royale beta details
- July 14, 2018

Activision has announced two separate betas for Black Ops 4's standard multiplayer and the new Battle Royale Blackout mode. When is the " Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 " beta? As mentioned, if you want to dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's multiplayer beta for yourself, then be sure to head over to Amazon now to pre-order a copy of the game to ensure that you can gain access. (more...)
Will Smith Scales a Bridge for Drake's 'In My Feelings' Challenge
- July 13, 2018

The video shows Smith in Budapest, scaling a bridge, climbing on top of a building, and filming himself doing " the shiggy " to the Drake song with the help of a drone. Last day in Budapest. Sorry, y'all - but Will Smith definitely just won. Drake commented on Smith's epic video, writing, "Wow this video is done", accompanied by a check mark emoji. (more...)
Tesla hits 200,000 cars, meaning a lower tax credit for EV buyers Tesla hits 200,000 cars, meaning a lower tax credit for EV buyers
- July 13, 2018

Tesla is the first US carmaker to trigger the reduced federal tax credit for electric vehicles, a phaseout triggered by it sales of 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. For example, a buyer today who purchases a Model 3 for $50,000 (representing a long-range battery, rear-wheel drive vehicle with the required Premium Package), would get a tax credit that will bring the effective price down to $42,500. (more...)
Additional Support for Morse Code Soon to Be Added for Gboard Additional Support for Morse Code Soon to Be Added for Gboard
- July 13, 2018

Using Morse Code, people with limitations that prevent them from using other input methods can communicate easier. Now Finlayson has penned a blog post on the official Google blog to talk about the new feature within Gboard , and how the ability to speak with Morse code has changed her life. (more...)
All-new Ariel Atom gets latest Type R engine All-new Ariel Atom gets latest Type R engine
- July 13, 2018

One of the most exciting changes is fitted behind the seats, where the Atom 4 employs the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the latest Honda Civic Type R. That's great for exclusivity, but it could also mean that demand will outweigh supply. Honda's K20C engine delivers 320 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 310 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, an increase of 75 percent over the standard Atom 3.5 and 35 percent higher than the supercharged edition. (more...)
Chrome RAM Usage Has Increased Because Of Spectre Fixes Chrome RAM Usage Has Increased Because Of Spectre Fixes
- July 13, 2018

Google's own benchmarks saw memory usage increase by about 10%-13% on the desktop with Site Isolation enabled . Some of the performance hit can be offset by smaller and shorter-lived renderer processes. When enabled, all navigations to cross-site documents cause a tab to switch processes and puts all cross-site iframes into a different process than their parent frame, using "out-of-process iframes". (more...)
How Apple's app store changed our world How Apple's app store changed our world
- July 13, 2018

Most Android phones have manual control options in their respective smartphone app, but Apple does not provide this control on the iPhone. As this chart from Statista shows, these combined services have doubled their revenue since 2015, accumulating $1.3 trillion over the course of five and a half years. (more...)
Microsoft takes on Slack with free version of Teams Microsoft takes on Slack with free version of Teams
- July 13, 2018

We'll see if this helps Microsoft Teams gain some ground against Slack, so stay tuned. Free users can also take advantage of audio and video calls as well, whether those are calls that only include two people or the entire team. Microsoft says it has 200,000 organisations using Teams at this point in time, and that's only going to increase with the new free version. That's exactly what Microsoft announced today , with Microsoft CVP Ron Markezich describing the new offering as "a ... (more...)
Do Not Buy Monster Hunter World PC Before Knowing These 10 Things Do Not Buy Monster Hunter World PC Before Knowing These 10 Things
- July 13, 2018

Obviously we're biased, but it seems premature to forecast the decline of Monster Hunter: World when we've been expecting an autumn release on PC for months now. Roberts, chief content officer. "With Monster Hunter , our talented and diverse group of animators, storytellers and producers, who have created content for LEGO, Marvel and Star Wars, are collaborating with Capcom to create a powerful and engaging story universe to serve its enormous global fanbase". (more...)
Official] Instagram adds ability to ask questions in Stories Official] Instagram adds ability to ask questions in Stories
- July 13, 2018

Instagram Stories now includes a question sticker so nosy friends can quiz you on your posts. Instagram quietly updated its mobile apps to allow users to add questions inside their Stories. The "questions" sticker is then available in the first few rows of the stickers. When a user views a story with a question, they can respond with any answer and send it along to the poster. (more...)
How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit How to update Sonos speakers for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit
- July 13, 2018

If you have an iOS device, like an iPhone or an iPad, you can integrate Siri on that with your Sonos speakers for voice control, building on top of the AirPlay 2 support. It's worth remembering that, unlike asking Alexa on a Sonos One to play Spotify, with Siri the music is streaming via whatever iOS device you made the initial request on. (more...)
Oppo Find X with camera slider launched in India: Price, features Oppo Find X with camera slider launched in India: Price, features
- July 13, 2018

The forthcoming smartphone from Oppo boasts a novel motorised camera slider mechanism featuring front as well as rear cameras. OPPO claims that the sliding operations of the camera are smooth and it takes only 0.5 seconds to pop-up. (more...)
Epic announced $8m Fortnite summer series Epic announced $8m Fortnite summer series
- July 12, 2018

The Fortnite Battle Royale Season 5 Battle Bundle price should be $25 (close to Rs. 1,620). Full details can be found below or on the official Epic Games website . Here's everything we know about Fortnite Season 5 so far. Epic Games will turn Fortnite offline at 9am BST (4am ET) this morning as they roll in the latest content update. (more...)
July 'Patch Tuesday' fixes now rolling out for April 2018 Update PCs July 'Patch Tuesday' fixes now rolling out for April 2018 Update PCs
- July 12, 2018

Whiteboard is available now for all Windows 10 users, and collaboration features are accessible to Office 365 commercial customers and anyone with a personal Microsoft account. All of the new Application Guard settings will appear in the Windows Security dashboard, as long as the devices meet certain hardware requirements . (more...)
Mercedes may Take on the Porsche Cayman with a New Sports Car Mercedes may Take on the Porsche Cayman with a New Sports Car
- July 12, 2018

According to Autocar , the new sports auto is still in the early stages of development but that Tobias Moers, head of AMG, has been hinting about it since earlier this year. Further solidifying the new Mercedes-AMG car's status as a challenger to the 718 Cayman is its proposed design. A mid-engine layout is now in the discussion, but AMG also hasn't ruled out a more conventional front-engine layout. (more...)