Electronics


New Samsung chat app helps people with aphasia New Samsung chat app helps people with aphasia
- April 27, 2017

Samsung worked with Italian speech therapist Francesca Polini to translate over 140 sentence units from text into emoji strings, sequences of emojis that accurately convey the meaning of sentences. The app makers reason that aphasia patients are able to understand emojis as they are able to "depict all aspects of emotion". Many were forced to use pictures or gesticulate in an attempt to express themselves. (more...)
Meet your Google Assistant Meet your Google Assistant
- April 27, 2017

There are several prerequisites for accessing the new system, such as having an active " Mercedes me " account and getting a " mbrace " subscription, which gives access to connected vehicle services. Through the Alexa Voice Service Program, Amazon is offering a hardware reference package that bundles the technology for use by partners and not charging for the privilege. (more...)
Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California
- April 25, 2017

Though no specific start date is known at this time, Apple soon will begin testing its autonomous tech in three 2015 Lexus RF450h SUVs, according to Bloomberg . The dry spell has raised doubts as to whether Apple lost some of its trend-setting magic with the death of co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011. Traditional automakers such as GM, Ford, Honda and Mercedes-Benz also have permits to test their models on California's roads. (more...)
Apple pledges to eventually only use 100% recycled materials Apple pledges to eventually only use 100% recycled materials
- April 24, 2017

Apple remains committed to reducing its carbon footprint (down 23 percent from 2015), pushing its suppliers to use renewable energy (96 percent of Apple's own global facilities are renewable energy-powered), investing in wind and solar power, and in reducing the energy used to create its products and the energy the products themselves use. (more...)
Samsung may launch foldable smartphone before Note 8 this year Samsung may launch foldable smartphone before Note 8 this year
- April 23, 2017

It's definitely something we'll have to test and verify for ourselves when we get the phones in for review. Take a quick tour of the changes in the new UX. You'll be much better off using the fingerprint reader or, better yet, the iris scanner. One of the reasons why Galaxy S8 is already so successful is because it features an innovative design that's been fitted with a smooth looking edge-to-edge display. (more...)
Intel Advances Release Date for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Processors Intel Advances Release Date for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake Processors
- April 22, 2017

AMD's top-spec Ryzen CPU is the Ryzen 7 1800X processor, a CPU with eight cores, supporting the execution of 16 threads, a 3.6GHz base clock and the ability to boost up to 4GHz Turbo Clock. Reports suggest that on the basis of the recent benchmark spotting - it appears like the launch date of AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor is nearing. (more...)
FCC Votes for Business Broadband Deregulation FCC Votes for Business Broadband Deregulation
- April 22, 2017

The BDS market, where telecom operators and cable MSOs (multi service operators) provide a host of network related services to business entities of various sizes, has been a lucrative source of revenues in the recent years for service providers. (more...)
Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices
- April 22, 2017

This comparison takes place only on your device , in a matter of milliseconds. The feature rollout comes to the USA first and will expand to the U.K.in coming months, Google says. Lutron has added Google Assistant to its list of technologies from which users can control their lights using voice. Now that the multi-user feature is available, you can add new users by tapping the "Multiple users now supported" card or by going to the Devices area of Google Home (in the top ... (more...)
Killed as Truck Runs Into Crowd in Chittoor in Andhra Killed as Truck Runs Into Crowd in Chittoor in Andhra
- April 21, 2017

Jayalakshmi, who was present in the police station at the time of accident, said most of the casualties were due to electrocution. Earlier in the month, at least 26 pilgrims were injured when the van in which they were travelling overturned in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. (more...)
Google reportedly building ad-blocker into Chrome Google reportedly building ad-blocker into Chrome
- April 20, 2017

You want to make enough money from an ad-supported site to cover costs, but you don't want to annoy users to the point they block all your ads. A built-in blocker on Chrome could keep ads on websites that adhere to the Google-influenced standard of a better ad while blocking what falls " below the standard of consumer acceptability ". (more...)
Leaked schematics show Apple's new handset
- April 18, 2017

The company might also release the successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus later this year. Although the technology is not always used to achieve curves on screens as sometimes they just allow manufacturers to add curved finishes on flat panels, as per Forbes , Google making use of them suggest that the Google Pixel 2 might actually come with a curved display. (more...)
Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
- April 18, 2017

Google had been appealing the decision prior to the recent settlement. According to FAS, Google will also have to develop a "Chrome widget" that will replace the standard Google search widget on the Android home screen. In a few months, Google will create for new devices in Russian Federation a new Chrome widget that will replace the current Google search widget on the home screen. (more...)
Shadow Brokers Release SWIFT Banking, Windows Exploits Shadow Brokers Release SWIFT Banking, Windows Exploits
- April 18, 2017

The NSA's official seal appeared on one of the slides in the presentation , although Reuters could not independently determine the authenticity of the slides. In some cases, coverage for specific tools or vulnerabilities was already available prior to today's information release . The files, according to computer security analysts, also showed the NSA had found and exploited numerous vulnerabilities in a range of Microsoft Windows products widely used on computers around the world. (more...)
Honda Uses N.Y. To Unveil Clarity Family Of One For Canada
- April 17, 2017

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is driven by an electric motor rated at 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, juiced by a 17-kWh battery pack. The vehicle provides three distinct driving modes including Econ, Sport, and Normal. The volume seller of the Clarity trio will be available in standard and Touring trim levels. (more...)
Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea: What's going on? Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea: What's going on?
- April 17, 2017

That raised questions about US President Donald Trump's plans for North Korea, which has conducted several missiles and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and unilateral sanctions. A surprise at the parade was the appearance of Kim Won Hong, who was among the senior government officials joining Kim Jong Un at the podium. Other senior officials joining Kim at the podium included Kim Won Hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state ... (more...)
Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware
- April 16, 2017

Shadow Brokers first surfaced previous year offering for sale a suite of hacking tools from the NSA. It's not known how numerous exploits, if any, are unknown to the manufacturer. Spreadsheets published by Shadow Brokers appeared to list banks that had been breached with "implants" - secret data-gathering software. In a statement on Friday, EastNets strongly denied the claims. (more...)
Another New Kendrick Lamar Album Rumored Another New Kendrick Lamar Album Rumored
- April 16, 2017

From there he went on to address what his real problem was: hip-hop. The theory is that Kendrick's DAMN! album is the same narrative as of Jesus Christ. Followers are now interpreting "TOC" as meaning "the other color". It's safe to say that Lamar will be dropping a few of these top tracks into his set list when he takes the stage on Sunday (in the US). (more...)
FCC reverses Charter Communications 'overbuild' requirement FCC reverses Charter Communications 'overbuild' requirement
- April 14, 2017

As an approval condition for Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the FCC ruled that the MSO must extend broadband-25 Mbps download speed or higher-to 2 million additional US residences. But on Monday the FCC lifted the provision that required Charter to expand into a competitor's service area. Pai was serving on the FCC as a commissioner when the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger was first proposed, but voted against the agreement-not because of the merger of ... (more...)
Mobile, Dish, Comcast Emerge As FCC Auction Winners
- April 14, 2017

He said T-Mobile spent the most, $8.0 billion, which "was about what we expected", while AT&T spent about $910M, a bit lower than he expected. The FCC said the auction raised $7.3 billion to pay down the national debt . Dish Network was the second biggest victor, spending $6.2 billion and picking up 486 licenses across 416 economic areas. The FCC will now enter into a 39-month transition period in moving broadcast stations to newly assigned channels. (more...)
Fitbit's Global Positioning System smartwatch reportedly won't launch until the fall Fitbit's Global Positioning System smartwatch reportedly won't launch until the fall
- April 13, 2017

Note the plural. Two of the device's key expected features reportedly ran into brick walls during production, causing makers to get back to the blueprints. Interestingly, Fitbit is also gearing up to release its first ever bluetooth headphones. According to sources Fitbit is likely come out with a feature-packed device that will include a high-res colour display, built-in Global Positioning System, heart-rate monitoring, contactless payments, on-board storage for music and four days of ... (more...)
Record deliveries power Tesla shares to all-time high
- April 09, 2017

Tesla said another 4,650 vehicles were being transported to customers at the end of the first quarter and will be included in second quarter deliveries. The Model 3 will be hands down its cheapest vehicle to date, starting at $35,000 before incentives, putting it within reach of the majority of American (not to mention foreign) auto owners. (more...)
Ready for some football? Amazon will stream 'Thursday Night Football' Ready for some football? Amazon will stream 'Thursday Night Football'
- April 06, 2017

Starting with this upcoming season, Prime members can watch 10 TNF games from the Amazon Prime Video app on their phone, tablet, gaming console, set-top box, or anywhere else you can access it. But analysts estimate that Amazon Prime has at least 60 million subscribers. Regular television broadcasts for the games will continue. Twitter had the Thursday night rights past year, so anyone with a free account could view the games. (more...)
Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Craig fund fake news firefighter Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Craig fund fake news firefighter
- April 06, 2017

Facebook recently launched a journalism initiative that included an outreach campaign to newsrooms across the USA, and its participation in this project marks its latest contribution to the news industry since a tide of fraudulent stories inundated its platform during the run-up to the 2016 election. (more...)
Tina Lawson Posts Pics From Beyonce& Jay Z's Wedding Tina Lawson Posts Pics From Beyonce& Jay Z's Wedding
- April 05, 2017

The full video has been made available on Tidal, however some fans have been sharing it on the socials. Queen Bey, who debuted the song on her and Jay Z's wedding anniversary two years ago, also shared a 63-track playlist dedicated to the rapper. (more...)
Newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 facial recognition system hacked Newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 facial recognition system hacked
- April 05, 2017

This may be an indication that the next Samsung device to utilize the new chip will likely have dual cameras. Now that Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of its highly anticipated Galaxy S8, it's about time to pit Samsung's latest flagship smartphone with LG G6 Android smartphone. (more...)
Android 7.1.2 starts rolling out to Pixel C, Nexus Player Android 7.1.2 starts rolling out to Pixel C, Nexus Player
- April 04, 2017

The Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 have reached end of life, and thus will not receive the update as far as we know. Icons are also going to be redesigned, but everything else is expected to be looking nearly the same with the earlier iteration of Android 7.0 Nougat. (more...)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: A Coming Of Age Story Spider-Man: Homecoming: A Coming Of Age Story
- April 04, 2017

Reddit user GamingSince95 captured the livestream of Penagos talking about Marvel's video game involvement. First announced at E3 a year ago, Sony is yet to release any more footage of the upcoming superhero adventure. Capcom: Infinite coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC". We will keep you updated with the latest news about the game when we get more information. It is not excluded that the game can go out during the summer, in conjunction with Spider-Man Homecoming , opening in ... (more...)
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they won't sell your individual browsing history Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they won't sell your individual browsing history
- April 03, 2017

Internet service providers are in an awkward spot. "We do not sell our broadband customers' individual Web browsing history", Comcast chief privacy officer Gerard Lewis wrote in a blog post . The FCC rules, which were ratified late past year, would require internet service providers (ISPs) to gain consent from customers before sharing or selling web browsing data and other identifiable information with third-parties. (more...)
Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in sex assault on Facebook
- April 03, 2017

A spokesperson for the Chicago police said, Anthony Gugliemi confirmed that the arrested boy was one of the offenders identified in the video, which was later taken down from Facebook. "Of course I didn't grow up with social media". Police touted the numbers as a continuation of February's slight downward trend in violence, when 210 people were shot, 46 of them fatally. (more...)
Destiny 2 Release Date, PC Version, And Collector's Edition Announced Destiny 2 Release Date, PC Version, And Collector's Edition Announced
- March 31, 2017

The game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99, and will also be available as Destiny 2 - Game + Expansion Pass Bundle for an SRP of $89.99. In other words, don't expect the game to look markedly different from its predecessor in terms of gameplay, although there could be new subclasses on the table. (more...)
Twitter Will No Longer Counts Usernames Toward 140-Character Limit In Replies Twitter Will No Longer Counts Usernames Toward 140-Character Limit In Replies
- March 31, 2017

Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in an online post. This also means that when you click on a conversation either you, or another user, are involved in, you'll see, "replying to..." followed by the people involved in the conversation and the reply itself below that. (more...)
Mafia 3 now has a demo - Faster, Baby! DLC also released Mafia 3 now has a demo - Faster, Baby! DLC also released
- March 29, 2017

The open world game which is set in 1986 New Bordeaux surrounds the story of an organised criminal drama. Conveniently the download sizes have also been provided for these platforms, so if you want to try it on PC it will be a 24 GB download, 25 GB on Xbox One, and 27 GB on the PS4. (more...)
For Some Reason, Samsung Might Sell Refurbished Versions of Its Exploding Phones
- March 28, 2017

However, those phones too showed a tendency to burst into flames. The company estimated a $5.5 billion profit hit over three quarters from the Note 7's troubles. Despite its unfortunate fate, the Note 7 could still impress, if the public gave it the chance. Phone launches follow a pretty similar pattern: flashy press conference, excitement, pre-orders and the investing world keeping an eye on how well these devices sell. (more...)
After Electronics Ban, Airlines Promise To Make Flying Great Again After Electronics Ban, Airlines Promise To Make Flying Great Again
- March 26, 2017

Senior US officials told reporters that nine airlines from countries in the Arab world had been given 96 hours to institute the ban. Turkey's foreign ministry said talks were underway to try to persuade the United States and Britain to exclude Turkish Airlines and Istanbul airport from the ban. (more...)
Hackers Demand Ransom for Allegedly Stolen iCloud Data Hackers Demand Ransom for Allegedly Stolen iCloud Data
- March 24, 2017

Apple has poured cold water on claims that up to 300-million iCloud accounts have been compromised. According to a report by Motherboard , the cybercriminals identify themselves as the "Turkish Crime Family". The group claims that if Apple doesn't pay the $150,000 ransom price, it would remote wipe all of the victims' devices. From Ashley Madison to Myspace, even Yahoo, it could be any of them and more . (more...)
London to Paris by electric plane? It's coming by 2027, startup claims London to Paris by electric plane? It's coming by 2027, startup claims
- March 24, 2017

Wright Electric wants its plane to replace the Boeing 737 (above), the most popular jet now on the market, on short-haul flights. "Depending on how it's designed, you can have an electric plane that's substantially less loud than a fuel plane", Jeff Engler, Wright Electric's co-founder, told the BBC . (more...)
APD: iPhone prank tying up 911 operators APD: iPhone prank tying up 911 operators
- March 24, 2017

When Siri hears "108", it will start a five second countdown during which the call can be canceled. A social media post has been circulating telling iPhone users to ask Siri about the number "108" and wait for a specific period of time before doing anything else. (more...)
EBay Intros Guaranteed Delivery, Shipping in 3 Days Or Less EBay Intros Guaranteed Delivery, Shipping in 3 Days Or Less
- March 22, 2017

And shoppers will be able to filter items by one- and two-day delivery. "Alternatively, the buyer can also choose to return the item at no cost", eBay explained. You will be able to set your shipping rate table preferences in My eBay and Seller Hub. If an item doesn't arrive by the delivery date, eBay will make it right. (more...)
Microsoft outages hit some Xbox Live, Outlook, Skype services Microsoft outages hit some Xbox Live, Outlook, Skype services
- March 22, 2017

Services have been reported to be down since 1:43PM ET. Currently, Xbox Live status has been confirmed to have issues connected with playing purchased content, as well as Buying items and redeeming codes. This is simple two-step verification like you may have on your email or other social media accounts like Snapchat. While Andromeda can be played offline in single-player, many gamers are looking forward to the multiplayer experience in the new BioWare title. (more...)
Android O announced by Google, developer preview now available
- March 22, 2017

We have rounded up the most plausible ones and we will present them right now . The OS is slated to have 4 developer previews. As we can see that the size of the fish reflects the size of the phone, taimen's size strongly indicates that the third Pixel phone is going to be a giant one. (more...)

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