Electronics


Garmin Speak updates the Global Positioning System for 2017 with Alexa, and good design Garmin Speak updates the Global Positioning System for 2017 with Alexa, and good design
- October 19, 2017

As I navigated Spotify to play music through the Sonos One , Alexa tried to help out with the setup. Then again, $699 is a lot of dough just to reinforce a $200 speaker. Now Garmin is taking Alexa for a ride, incorporating the digital assistant in a teeny in-vehicle navigation device. An illuminated LED indicator light is on when the mic is active, ensuring no one is listening when users want privacy. (more...)
Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app 'tbh' Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app 'tbh'
- October 18, 2017

TBH launched in early August and already has more than five million downloads and over one billion messages sent. Facebook has been acquiring various players in the mobile app segment in the last few years and the latest member to join the likes of Instagram and WhatsApp is tbh . (more...)
Top Lashkar terrorist among 2 killed in J&K's Pulwama Top Lashkar terrorist among 2 killed in J&K's Pulwama
- October 15, 2017

They have been identified as Wasim Shah and Hafiz Nisar. Sources said security forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Litter village Pulwama, 32 km from here during the wee hours on Saturday following information about the presence of a group of militants in the area. (more...)
Could Facebook Virtual Reality Spending Hit $5 Billion A Year? Could Facebook Virtual Reality Spending Hit $5 Billion A Year?
- October 14, 2017

Since its official debut previous year, the Oculus Rift headset has provided users the chance to experience a new level of immersion in games, film, and elsewhere, with the headset seeing a shakeup with a new price drop in effect to make the headset more accessible than ever before. (more...)
House Intelligence Committee to make public Russia-linked Facebook ads House Intelligence Committee to make public Russia-linked Facebook ads
- October 13, 2017

The reason that its disconcerting is around this time past year in 2016 Microsoft were actually informed by Google that a hacking group linked to the Russian government and USA political hacks were exploiting a Windows 10 security flaw. (more...)
Amazon unveils the new Kindle Oasis, its highest-resolution e-reader yet Amazon unveils the new Kindle Oasis, its highest-resolution e-reader yet
- October 12, 2017

The new Kindle Oasis 2017 keeps the asymmetric form-factor of its predecessor but does away with that model's removable battery cover. The other big change for the Kindle Oasis is a massive 7in screen, the largest ever on a Kindle , and a full inch bigger than the original Oasis , which was introduced in the summer of 2016. (more...)
The headphone jack is dead and I blame Google The headphone jack is dead and I blame Google
- October 10, 2017

It is also important to note that all of Samsung's 2017 flagship family have narrowed bezels and somehow the Korean giant managed to incorporate an IP68 water-resistance rating as well as a headphone jack . The iPhone X has 3 GB RAM, while the Pixel 2 XL has 4 GB. The Pixel 2 XL will be available in India at a price tag of Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. (more...)
Ben Roethlisberger Basically Just Admitted That He Sucks & Might Be Washed Up Ben Roethlisberger Basically Just Admitted That He Sucks & Might Be Washed Up
- October 10, 2017

He now has thrown seven interceptions this season against only six touchdown passes, and this was supposed to be the breakout year for the Steelers' offense with the return of wide receiver Martavis Bryant , who was suspended last season. (more...)
Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates Google Assistant heads to the Play Store for faster updates
- October 06, 2017

This can change the warranty benefits you receive or can make the device cost potentially much higher. Google introduced Google Assitant previous year with the launch of Android Nougat. The more likely explanation at this stage is that Google is looking to emphasise the "Made By Google " moniker, and, since it hasn't actually outright "made" a smartwatch, the LG pairing don't fit with the rest of the Store's line. (more...)
Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Rights Race to Paramount Pictures Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Rights Race to Paramount Pictures
- October 05, 2017

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter , Paramount recently managed to get the rights to the movie which was previously in development at Sony Entertainment . The decision is understandable: the movie's production sounds like a gamble, as it does not devote itself fully to animation, which may pose problems; instead, it will work with both CGI and live actors. (more...)
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL images shown off before official launch
- October 04, 2017

The first image was posted with a case on it and while the second render comes without a case . The leaked photos of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have been shared on Twitter and fans have been dissing and trolling the new mobile brand. (more...)
Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas
- October 03, 2017

That official, Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke , called the situation in Puerto Rico , "a good news story". She also said the death toll had been low for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria . Bayamon Mayor Ramon Luis Rivera told The Associated Press that FEMA officials sent a truck with a limited amount of food Monday. "All I have is time for people to move forward, get help and what kind of a Puerto Rican , what kind of a human would I be if I know of other mayors that are ... (more...)
Sony Is Launching a New PlayStation VR Headset Sony Is Launching a New PlayStation VR Headset
- October 03, 2017

Rather than an overhaul of the platform, this seems to be a small, incremental upgrade that will bring a new design that includes integrated stereo headphones and a brand new model number. Although it is behind Samsung in global headset sales, it had sold a total of 519,400 units before the second quarter of 2017, capturing 24.4% of the total market share, according to IDC. (more...)
Denver Broncos announce they will stand for the anthem as a team Denver Broncos announce they will stand for the anthem as a team
- October 01, 2017

PROTECT THE CARR: Oakland's offensive line has been one of the league's best in recent years. "My philosophy on that is: When you have adversity, you just have to get back to work and not overact, not ruin the week", he said. Mack has 32 sacks since he was the Raiders' first-round pick in 2014. (Elway wasn't interested in "taking politics out of football" in March when he endorsed Trump's Supreme Court nominee on letterhead the team claims was not official Broncos letterhead but had a ... (more...)
Boston Red Sox's magic number drops to one
- October 01, 2017

Rodriguez would last only 1.2 innings and allowed five earned runs, the last two of which came via a home run to Alex Bregman . The right-hander struck out 5 and walked 1 among 101 pitches. The Astros recorded their second 100-win season in franchise history. The Rangers ended a seven-game losing streak as Shin-Soo Choo smacked a two-run homer and Nomar Mazara singled home a pair in a 5-3 verdict over the Athletics. (more...)
Lawyer Sues Buratai Over Nnamdi Kanu's Alleged 'Disappearance' Lawyer Sues Buratai Over Nnamdi Kanu's Alleged 'Disappearance'
- September 28, 2017

The Presidency on Sunday said that it has facts to show that IPOB was registered in the State of California in United States of America. IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, are campaigning for an independent country of Biafra made up of ethnic Igbos. (more...)
JK: Top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist gunned down by security forces JK: Top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist gunned down by security forces
- September 27, 2017

Najar, 39, who had been an active part of terror operations since 1999, was killed near Zorawar Post of Lachiproa in Uri . Official sources said that a police has sent a communication to the cellular companies to snap both internet and voice service with immediate effect within the jurisdictional area of police districts of Sopore and Baramulla. (more...)
Apple Just Dropped iOS 11 - But Is It Worth Upgrading Now? Apple Just Dropped iOS 11 - But Is It Worth Upgrading Now?
- September 22, 2017

The biggest changes are coming to iPad users, though, with Apple introducing a new dock that can be accessed even when you're in an app , a Drag and Drop tool and wider support for the Apple Pencil. This year, Apple has added an extra complication that should make things more simple in the future . New editing options on Live Photos: You can play around with your pictures by opening a Live Photo in the Photos app. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 is plagued by battery issues and LTE problems
- September 21, 2017

Battery life seems to be rather less than was proclaimed at launch, and Apple has also identified LTE issues that prevent the watch from using cellular. Although most of us have been conditioned to never let our smartphones out of our sight, there are many times it is not proper or even convenient to have them with us. (more...)
Jaitley launches Google's payments app for India 'Tez' Jaitley launches Google's payments app for India 'Tez'
- September 19, 2017

Tez weighs about 7MB in size and is claimed to work with a vast majority of Android smartphones, going back to Android 4.4 Kitkat for support. Also, besides English, the app supports languages like Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu. (more...)
Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russia Than Congress Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russia Than Congress
- September 18, 2017

Facebook told Congress last week it found about $100,000 in ad spending from June 2015 to May 2017, which were linked to 3,000 ads. The Facebook analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russian Federation. (more...)
Google will unveil the Pixel 2 on October 4
- September 15, 2017

Other options on the table include an investment by the USA company. To recall, interestingly, when the Google unveiled its first Pixel at an event in San Francisco the calendar read the same date of October 4 . One of the more controversial likelihoods for the Pixel 2 is that Google could ditch the 3.5-mm headphone jack , a decision that seems to be increasingly common in newer smartphones . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy C8 launched in China With Dual Rear Camera
- September 08, 2017

According to the report , Samsung will offer this special perk to only those customers who made a decision to preorder the handsets from the company directly. Visit dbrand.com to configure your own Galaxy Note 8 skin , or pick one up for any of their supported devices, including iPhones, the Essential Phone , and even MacBooks. (more...)
MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept Looks Enticing in First Clip MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept Looks Enticing in First Clip
- September 07, 2017

Commenting on the uncompromising look of the new auto, BMW Group senior vice president of design, Adrian von Hooydonk, said: "If you know about Mini, you'll be aware of the brand's long and successful history in motor sport". Other track-inspired elements include a simple dashboard with heads-up display, and touch-control adjustment of suspension settings. Much use is made of lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre, with careful management of weight distribution held as key to delivering ... (more...)
Xiaomi MCT3B clears TENAA with 13MP camera, Android 7.1.2 OS Xiaomi MCT3B clears TENAA with 13MP camera, Android 7.1.2 OS
- September 07, 2017

A reason why Google has partnered with Xiaomi for the launch of Android One with the Mi A1 . It comes for just Rs. 14999. "Under initial tie-ups, phones were made by Indian companies like Micromax , Spice and Karbonn and were priced below Rs 6,500". (more...)
Alexa and Cortana devices will speak to each other soon Alexa and Cortana devices will speak to each other soon
- August 31, 2017

Similarly, the Amazon Echo , Echo Dot and Echo Show will be able to use the productivity features, such as calendars, of Cortana . Amazon is now the leader in the space, with Echo devices representing 70% of sales for smart speakers , according to the New York Times . (more...)
The Original Xbox One Console Has Officially Been Discontinued The Original Xbox One Console Has Officially Been Discontinued
- August 30, 2017

Original Xbox Ones have been gradually harder and harder to find over the a year ago, and Microsoft has only been promoting the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X in that time anyway. It was a bulky console, sure, and we didn't really need the Kinect, but it was a marvel for Microsoft at the time, and introduced a plethora of features over the years that are now standard for the Xbox One S. (more...)
Athletics: US-Peruvian Olympic runner Torrence found dead Athletics: US-Peruvian Olympic runner Torrence found dead
- August 30, 2017

Before petitioning to compete for Peru , Torrence had run for the US in global competitions, winning a silver medal in the 5000m at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. He was outspoken about how his sport should treat athletes who were implicated in doping. "Detectives learned that there were no obvious signs of foul play", noted Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department. (more...)
Which Motorola phones will get the Android Oreo update and when? Which Motorola phones will get the Android Oreo update and when?
- August 29, 2017

All devices certified by Google are secure and ready to run apps from Google as well as the Play Store . These younger consumers still have a lot of excitement for new apps, suggesting that there is still room for many new apps to experience growth. (more...)
Bethesda: Game of Thrones? Target Might Have Just Leaked a new IP Bethesda: Game of Thrones? Target Might Have Just Leaked a new IP
- August 29, 2017

No further details are hinted at. It's been almost six years since Skyrim came out, with no news on a follow up - could Bethesda have been plugging away on a Game of Thrones title for the past half-decade? Regardless of whether or not the game is real, Bethesda certainly seems like the ideal studio to bring Westeros to life in an open-world video game. (more...)
Samsung moves to soothe employee worries about heir's imprisonment Samsung moves to soothe employee worries about heir's imprisonment
- August 29, 2017

During the trial, Lee said he had little involvement in Samsung's day-to-day affairs and was often unaware of details of the business. The court also said the amount included $6.4 million to sponsor the equestrian career of Choi's daughter. (more...)
Taylor Swift is now a retailer of snake jewelry Taylor Swift is now a retailer of snake jewelry
- August 26, 2017

She denied giving permission for the lyrics to feature in the song saying, "I would like to be excluded from this narrative". " Look What You Made Me Do " uses an interpolation of a melody from "I'm Too Sexy", a No.1 hit that was written by Richard Fairbrass , Fred Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli. (more...)
Walmart and Google partner up to offer voice-activated shopping Walmart and Google partner up to offer voice-activated shopping
- August 24, 2017

Walmart is integrating its Easy Reorder feature - which has data on both store and online purchases - into Google Express . READ NEXT : Microsoft Research achieves new breakthrough in voice recognition Voice shopping could evolve into one of the most natural ways to purchase online products . (more...)
Rocket League for Switch has Super Mario and Metroid-themed Battle-Cars Rocket League for Switch has Super Mario and Metroid-themed Battle-Cars
- August 24, 2017

Furthermore this new edition of Rocket League will feature The " Mario " and "Luigi" Toppers on any vehicle, the "Super Star" Rocket Boost for the Mario and Luigi cars and the "Wave Beam" Rocket Boost for the "Samus" Gunship'. Players will be hoping that RNG is on their side, however, as item unlocks in Rocket League are entirely random. The supersonic acrobatic rocket-powered battle cars will have Mario , Luigi and Metroid themes available on Switch in addition to Mario and ... (more...)
Ferrari Portofino Debuts as The California T Replacement We Deserve Ferrari Portofino Debuts as The California T Replacement We Deserve
- August 24, 2017

The company Ferrari has officially presented supercar Portofino , called to replace in the line of the Italian automaker's model T. California Public premiere of new items will be held in September at the Frankfurt motor show . With the extra power, a sprint from 0-62 miles per hour happens in 3.5 seconds. Powered by a 592bhp development of the California's turbocharged V8, it's expected to crack 200mph courtesy of Ferrari's odd phrasing that its top speed will be "over 199mph". (more...)
Bonnie Tyler sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' for actual eclipse Bonnie Tyler sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' for actual eclipse
- August 24, 2017

During the total solar eclipse , which was the first to cross the United States coast-to-coast in 99 years, guests also participated in eclipse-themed activities, including dance parties, trivia, enrichment lectures and interactive science sessions. (more...)
Supreme Court strikes Triple Talaq by 3:2 majority Supreme Court strikes Triple Talaq by 3:2 majority
- August 23, 2017

The Centre told the Supreme Court that the practices like " triple talaq " impact the social status and dignity of Muslim women and deny them fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. He also said that the verdict will serve as a powerful measure for women empowerment. Triple Talaq is practiced by some in the Muslim community to instantly divorce their wives by saying Talaq three times. (more...)
Android O's Official Name May Be Exactly What You Thought, Leak Reveals Android O's Official Name May Be Exactly What You Thought, Leak Reveals
- August 22, 2017

That's according to Android Police , which spotted the file name of a video that Google itself had posted on its own Google + social network. The image shared by Evan Blass on his twitter handle looks like a caped-superhero but with the latest leak claiming that the Android O will be called Orellete rather than Oreo , we suggest you take these rumours with a pinch of salt. (more...)
THQ announces new Gothic horror title Black Mirror THQ announces new Gothic horror title Black Mirror
- August 18, 2017

THQ Nordic is happy to keep them coming as the popularity rises, as they've just announced Black Mirror , a self-described " gothic horror adventure ". The game name may already exist one way or another, and no, we're not talking about the Netflix series. The last title, Black Mirror 3, released in 2011. (more...)
Mewtwo Is The Latest Legendary Pokemon Added To 'Pokemon GO' Mewtwo Is The Latest Legendary Pokemon Added To 'Pokemon GO'
- August 18, 2017

It seems like that was the case, as at the event Pokemon GO players were able to battle Mewtwo , the latest Legendary Pokemon introduced into the world of the game. For now, players can get their hands on Mewtwo through such events. Once you've got an invite, things should be a bit more straightforward - Niantic says it'll warn you in advance when your Mewtwo chance is coming up, so you'll have "ample time to coordinate" with friends and other players in order to take it down. (more...)

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