Technology


Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup
- February 10, 2019

A spokesperson from Facebook confirmed to Bloomberg that the social network is taking on both the technology of the startup and its team to "contribute to [its] AI capabilities". On its website, GrokStyle said it is "winding down" its business, but that it is "moving on as a team" along with its technology. That GrokStyle will continue to work on retail products for Facebook is interesting, as it might mean that the company is looking to develop its own AI-identifying tools. (more...)
Axiom Verge crashed on the Epic Store Axiom Verge crashed on the Epic Store
- February 10, 2019

If you can't wait that long, Thimbleweed Park is not yet available for purchase on the Epic Store , but can be had on Steam for a discount as part of the Lunar New Year Sale . Axiom Verge allows players to battle with almost 70 unique creatures and huge screen-filling bosses, comes with a Speedrun Mode, features more than 900 unique, interlocking rooms, gobs of unique tools and abilities, loads of weapons, as well as tons of health/power/attribute upgrades. (more...)
Never Miss an Episode: Netflix Adds 'Smart Downloads' to iOS Never Miss an Episode: Netflix Adds 'Smart Downloads' to iOS
- February 10, 2019

The Smart Download feature automatically delete episodes you have watched. The feature is created to automatically delete an episode before it installs a new one. Put simply, if the user downloads the first three episodes of a new show, then watches the first downloaded episode, Smart Downloads will delete the watched content and download the fourth episode, even though the user has only started to watch the second. (more...)
Nintendo: 'The 3DS market has contracted faster than we anticipated' Nintendo: 'The 3DS market has contracted faster than we anticipated'
- February 10, 2019

Nintendo has yet to have a traditional Direct in 2019, disappointing some after announcing an indie-focused presentation last month which revealed SteamWorld Quest. Interestingly, Furukawa goes on to talk about future goals, too. Details about the secretive new blockbuster game are pretty sparse, but Nintendo offered a few more clues about the multiplayer title during a recent briefing for its nine-month financial results until December 31, for the fiscal year ending March 31. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M30 to come with triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery Samsung Galaxy M30 to come with triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery
- February 10, 2019

The Galaxy M was first announced in India late last month and now it appears that the mid-range device is coming to Malaysia very soon. The position of the fingerprint sensor at the rear is also clearly marked. The schematic image clearly shows the location of various hardware aspects of the handset - including the positioning of the front and rear camera setup, the position of the loudspeaker, USB Type-C port, and the 3.5mm jack. (more...)
Global Virtual Reality Market Opportunities and Growth Analysis Global Virtual Reality Market Opportunities and Growth Analysis
- February 10, 2019

Purchase Virtual Reality in Healthcare Market Report at $ 3480 (SUL) @ https://www. The report predict Virtual Reality Market uncertainty, risks, opportunities, and driving elements. North America , especially The United States , will still play an important role which can not be ignored. The report covering details from 2013 to 2018 and forecast to 2023 portrays definition, an investigation of significant improvements in the market , as well as budgetary examination and profound ... (more...)
Skybound bringing classic BioWare to consoles Skybound bringing classic BioWare to consoles
- February 10, 2019

With Baldur's Gate , Baldur's Gate II , Baldur's Gate : Siege of Dragonsphere, Icewind Dale , Planetscape: Torment and Neverwinter Nights already under their belt on PC, these new console ports should be in good hands. Skybound Games was selected as the team to finish The Walking Dead after Telltale Games shuttered their doors. Beamdog previously spruced up Baldur's Gate for the PC back in 2012, where it was known as Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition. (more...)
Microsoft Studios rebrands as Xbox Game Studios | Xbox One Microsoft Studios rebrands as Xbox Game Studios | Xbox One
- February 10, 2019

In this zone, you get to score points by taking out opponents and collecting their badges. It was delayed to 2017 and then further delayed until this year when it is finally launching on the Xbox One . The game was able to render native 900p and an unstable fps between 20 to 30. You just have to verify that you still have an active account after those 30 days and you can go offline again. (more...)
Hackers can compromise your Android phone with a single image file Hackers can compromise your Android phone with a single image file
- February 10, 2019

The vulnerability, found in Android 7.0 Nougat through to Android 9.0 Pie, was first disclosed by Google in an Android Security Bulletin published February 4. Google also detailed a suite of other flaws its scraped off and fixed in Android, including one sever vulnerability at the " library " level which "could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of an unprivileged process". (more...)
Sample Tetris Effect this weekend as the trial demo returns Sample Tetris Effect this weekend as the trial demo returns
- February 10, 2019

As an added bonus, anybody who decides to pick up the full release can do so at a reduced price. You can download the demo on the PlayStation Store right now, so strap in and let Mizuguchi's synaesthetic tidal wave wash over you. Express Online awarded the game a ideal 5-stars, describing it as the best reason to invest in a PlayStation VR headset to date. The mere thought of playing Tetris Effect puts me in a good mood. (more...)
'Fortnite' Valentine's Day Event, Share the Love, Is Now Live 'Fortnite' Valentine's Day Event, Share the Love, Is Now Live
- February 10, 2019

What will the Valentine's event entail? Starting in the v7.40 Fortnite update, players will have access to overtime challenges. But don't worry, Epic is assuring fans that they are keeping track of their progress. Some new competitive features will show up for the series as well, though we're not sure what to expect. Competition is to be split across four separate divisions (Open Division, Prospect Division, Contender Division, Champion Division), and these will run simultaneously on ... (more...)
You Can Now Merge Your Accounts In Fortnite You Can Now Merge Your Accounts In Fortnite
- February 10, 2019

One account must have played on an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, and the other must have played on PlayStation 4 prior to September 28, 2019. Merged accounts also can't be now banned, or disabled and players will need to be able to access all email addresses associated with the accounts they want to merge. (more...)
Google job listing hints the company is planning a big wearables expansion Google job listing hints the company is planning a big wearables expansion
- February 10, 2019

According to the job description, this executive will "work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, and shipment of all Google's Wearable products". Google hasn't revealed how it'll use Fossil's team or technology, except to say the deal will pave the way for a more "diverse portfolio of smartwatches". (more...)
After PC, Opera brings VPN to its Android app After PC, Opera brings VPN to its Android app
- February 10, 2019

Best cheap VPNs of 2018 - what are your options? Opera's bringing back its VPN (virtual private network) service, albeit in a slightly different format. If you one of the many users that been missing the free mobile VPN app from Opera , here's good news for you: it is going to make a return soon. Users will no longer have to download a separate app to protect their devices with a VPN and Opera's solution also offers unlimited data and the company has said that it won't keep any usage ... (more...)
Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die
- February 09, 2019

The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant put an end to the Internet Explorer brand almost four years ago when it introduced Microsoft Edge as its modern browser in Windows 10. This is understandable considering most of the working people have spent their life working on Internet Explorer and not on Edge or Google Chrome , and have built internal application which rely on its foibles. (more...)
Apple wants to develop its own iPhone modems Apple wants to develop its own iPhone modems
- February 09, 2019

According to reports, the company has asked Johny Srouji , its VP hardware technologies, to oversee the modem design. Previously Apple's modem chip business was led by Ruben Caballero, who reported to Dan Riccio, the executive responsible for iPad , iPhone , and Mac engineering. (more...)
Latest Vivo V15 Pro ad features Bollywood star Aamir Khan Latest Vivo V15 Pro ad features Bollywood star Aamir Khan
- February 09, 2019

The render also reveals the dual camera setup on the back, coupled with a single LED flash, a regular oval fingerprint scanner and neat gradient color that is blue on one side and red on the other as one of the Oppo R17 colors. Based on the rumors, the V15 is expected to be priced under Rs 25,000, while the V15 Pro will be priced between Rs 25,000-30,000. It is equipped with a 6.4-inches FHD+ Super AMOLED touchscreen with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. (more...)
Sprint sues AT&T over 'misleading' 5G E icon Sprint sues AT&T over 'misleading' 5G E icon
- February 09, 2019

Sprint wants AT&T to be prevented from using "5G" in any of its ads until it's proper 5G and it wants as much cash as possible in damages. AT&T is lying to customers. " AT&T has employed numerous deceptive tactics to mislead consumers into believing that it now offers a coveted and highly anticipated fifth generation wireless network, known as 5G", Sprint said in the suit, published by Engadget . (more...)
Ubisoft Offers Tips to Avoid 'The Division 2' Beta Crashes Ubisoft Offers Tips to Avoid 'The Division 2' Beta Crashes
- February 09, 2019

If you do not have one, you will be able to create a new account. The other known crash is arguably even easier to avoid: "on all platforms, if you are outside the game and receive a game invite from a friend within the game, your client will crash at launch". (more...)
Huawei P30 and P30 Pro renders leaked by Spigen Huawei P30 and P30 Pro renders leaked by Spigen
- February 09, 2019

On the other hand, the P30 Pro packs a quad-camera setup at the rear while there is an LED flash lying adjacent to the second sensor at the right side of the sensors. According to a report by Polish website Spider's Web , the renders have been leaked by popular smartphone case maker Spigen. No traditional fingerprint sensors are to be seen in any of the leaked images, implying that they may be of the in-display variety, which comes as little surprise. (more...)
Anthem's Update Roadmap Outlined, Plus BioWare Shares Endgame Details Anthem's Update Roadmap Outlined, Plus BioWare Shares Endgame Details
- February 09, 2019

Endgame features will be available once the player reaches level 30, the maximum level in the game. Rarer gear can be acquired by tackling missions at harder difficulties, which run the spectrum from Easy to Normal, Hard, Grand Master, Grand Master 2, and Grand Master 3. (more...)
Action Movie Based On Capcom's Monster Hunter Series Arrives Next September Action Movie Based On Capcom's Monster Hunter Series Arrives Next September
- February 09, 2019

Capcom announced the Monster Hunter World/The Witcher crossover event back in December of a year ago and brings new RPG elements to Monster Hunter World . For beating the rank 16 quest, players will get rewarded with Witcher-themed items, resources for crafting Geralt's armour and weapon set, a unique skin and weapon for your Palico, and some other smaller rewards. (more...)
Bugatti celebrates 110th anniversary with special-edition Chiron Bugatti celebrates 110th anniversary with special-edition Chiron
- February 09, 2019

There aren't any mechanical upgrades, so the " 110 ans Bugatti " is forced to make do with the same 1,500hp and 1,180lb ft as the standard Chiron Sport's 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 produces, although it also benefits from the same 18kg weight saving over the standard auto thanks to all that carbon fibre. (more...)
Toyota Tacoma squares up to battle Ford Ranger Toyota Tacoma squares up to battle Ford Ranger
- February 09, 2019

Toyota has given its Tacoma some upgrades for 2020 to make it more competitive with rivals like the brand-new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator. One-touch keyless entry has been added to the passenger door. The base 4-cylinder is only available with the 6-speed automatic. What's more, the system also integrates Amazon's Alexa. When it comes to hauling the family around, there are plenty of big SUVs out there to choose from. (more...)
Assassin's Creed III Remastered Gets a Release Date Assassin's Creed III Remastered Gets a Release Date
- February 09, 2019

The Remastered edition will feature 4K and HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC where players will notice higher resolution textures that accompany a new graphics engine and several other graphical enhancements. This includes the Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets missions, the " Tyranny of King Washington " alternate storyline, and a remastered version of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation that's based on the freedom struggle in New Orleans in the 18th century. (more...)
Samsung Found A Genuinely Good Reason To Use A Stupid Stylus Samsung Found A Genuinely Good Reason To Use A Stupid Stylus
- February 09, 2019

Now, if the latest patent granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO ) is to be believed, the next-gen S Pen is all set to become even more powerful. An included diagram illustrates the pen sitting in a Galaxy Note-style holding storage space as well as peeking out slightly like those pop-up cam systems we've seen recently. (more...)
Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store
- February 09, 2019

Those apps were bypassing Apple's privacy policies , and it is still speculative whether the information collected was under respective volunteered users' consent. Once a user's session is recorded on the device, it is sent back to the app developer. However, session replays were also found, by TechCrunch , to occasionally reveal sensitive data, such as unencrypted credit card numbers, to employees of Air Canada. (more...)
Latest photo leak for cheapest Galaxy S10 is completely bananas Latest photo leak for cheapest Galaxy S10 is completely bananas
- February 09, 2019

They're likely to be debuted alongside the Galaxy S10 later this month at the same event that Samsung is likely unveiling its folding smartphone - as seen in the video below. As can be seen in the images, the sphere is completely smooth. In terms of colour options, both these two smartphones are said to come in White, Black and Teal with a Vivid Blue option for select markets. (more...)
Mazda Celebrates Miata's 30th Anniversary With New Special Edition Mazda Celebrates Miata's 30th Anniversary With New Special Edition
- February 09, 2019

Later on, Mazda realised the Miata name still had brand resonance, so the company compromised and it became the MX-5 Miata in North America, a name it carries to this day. It's also collected numerous awards in its lifetime, including the World Car of the Year and World Design of the Year in 2016, marking the first time a car has taken out both these awards in the same year. (more...)
Spotify to ban ad block users in new terms and conditions policy Spotify to ban ad block users in new terms and conditions policy
- February 09, 2019

In an updated Terms of Service , Spotify now explicitly says that the use of ad blockers on its service is not permitted. Reuters reported in March, ahead of the company going public, that roughly 2 million users on its platform were blocking ads, effectively pirating one of the most compelling reasons to cough up the $15 a month for a Premium account. (more...)