Electronics


Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement to Faulty MacBook Pros Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement to Faulty MacBook Pros
- April 25, 2018

Apple has started to provide free battery replacement exclusively for MacBook Pro. In order to check if you're MacBook Pro qualifies for the replacement program, Apple has set up a specific page to look up the laptop's serial number. Apple says it will offer a free battery replacement on all eligible models for five years from date of purchase. Close your MacBook Pro and turn it over. (more...)
This is how God of War's director reacted to the great reviews This is how God of War's director reacted to the great reviews
- April 22, 2018

This expands ten-fold at Lake of Nines, where you're given a canoe and freedom to row anywhere your heart desires. Fans who have been on board since the original game may be apprehensive about all the alterations, but it's still undeniably God of War . (more...)
The Netherlands has declared some loot boxes as gambling The Netherlands has declared some loot boxes as gambling
- April 21, 2018

Indeed, the cosmetics and other items found in loot boxes for DotA 2 , PUBG , and Rocket League can be sold or traded through the Steam marketplace, and that's a big no-no in the eyes of the Dutch gaming authority . "Six of the ten games with loot boxes that were studied do not contravene the law, as there is no question of in-game goods with a market value in these games". (more...)
New Alexa Blueprints let users make custom skills without knowing any code New Alexa Blueprints let users make custom skills without knowing any code
- April 20, 2018

Effectively, the new functionality allows anyone to create their own Alexa skill . There is no coding knowledge required, because Amazon's offering " Blueprint templates" that make it easy for you to make a Skill within minutes. Or, just as you ask Alexa to turn off the lights, now she can show your security camera feed.
 The Echo Spot is diminutive in size, but not in power. (more...)
Canelo Alvarez's six-month doping suspension starts clock for Golovkin rematch Canelo Alvarez's six-month doping suspension starts clock for Golovkin rematch
- April 20, 2018

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) was temporarily suspended by the commission on March 23. The ruling means Alvarez, who did not attend the hearing, will be free to fight again in August - raising the possibility of a rescheduled Golovkin fight in September. (more...)
Motorola announces the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Plus, and E5 Play Motorola announces the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Plus, and E5 Play
- April 20, 2018

The Play actually sports the larger battery of the two, at 4,000mAh to the G6's 3,000. That's not a lot. The batteries in the two phones are entirely different. This should lend it nippier, less laggy performance than the G6, which I've found to be a little laggardly in places. The Motorola Moto G5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor under its hood, supported by 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD. (more...)
BMW M2 Competition revealed: The ultimate little M auto BMW M2 Competition revealed: The ultimate little M auto
- April 19, 2018

The monster in-line six is capable of pulling the M2 from a standstill to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds when working in conjunction with the double clutch or in 4. The M2 Competition's kerb weight is 55kg heavier than the old M2's at 1550kg in six-speed manual guise, largely due to the engine. The seats are also new, and they boast an illuminated M2 badge. (more...)
Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch
- April 18, 2018

Like numerous iPhone X-like notched Android devices that are now hitting the market, the notch in question appears smaller, quite likely because it doesn't house the exotic 3D facial recognition technology found in the iPhone X notch. (more...)
'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Reportedly Cuts Campaign for Multiplayer Focus 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Reportedly Cuts Campaign for Multiplayer Focus
- April 18, 2018

Activision refuses to comment on this latest development, but based on previous Call of Duty games, it doesn't seem all that unlikely. Neither of these rumors have yet to be confirmed by Activision and we don't see that happening any time soon. (more...)
Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too
- April 17, 2018

With Facebook Analytics, websites and apps can better understand how its audience make use of their services. He cited Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , Amazon and Pinterest as only five examples of platforms known to be surveilling users. Zuckerberg , Facebook's chief executive, "severely contradicted critical factual positions" that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the ... (more...)
Shock as Blitzboks fail to medal, NZ take gold at Games Shock as Blitzboks fail to medal, NZ take gold at Games
- April 16, 2018

Scotland and Wales men lost their final pool matches, to South Africa and Fiji, and face each other in one of the games to decide 5th to 8th place on Sunday. The victor will face Australia in the final. Under the pump throughout the first half, Australia conceded a penalty with less than a minute until halftime, with the Kiwis taking a quick tap and scoring on the left through Michaela Blyde. (more...)
Make Way for Kylie Jenner and Stormi in Their New Fendi Stroller
- April 15, 2018

According to TMZ , Kris Jenner is already there, and Kim and Kourtney are expected to fly out tomorrow and Friday. Kylie was all smiles in her denim jacket featuring a plaid print on the collar and a yellow "The Power of Dreams" design on the back. (more...)
Apple pouches Google search chief after Siri set-backs
- April 07, 2018

The move will see Giannandrea head up Apple's AI and machine learning division, where he will report directly into CEO Tim Cook . The former senior vice president of Engineering section, Giannandrea joined Google back in 2010. This news , first reported by The New York Times , comes after the executive announced to step down from his role at Google . Both firms have employed hundreds of researchers working across different domains that frequently publishes substantive papers ... (more...)
Women Trying to Save Man's Life Ordered Out of Sumo Ring Women Trying to Save Man's Life Ordered Out of Sumo Ring
- April 06, 2018

The referee's announcement, aired through loud speakers at the gymnasium, rekindled public criticism and prompted Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku to later issue a statement of apology. Women practice sumo wrestling, but are barred from competing professionally due to this rule. The mayor was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery to stop the bleeding, according to the local reports and is now in a stable condition. (more...)
Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018 Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018
- April 06, 2018

Malaysia's Muhammad Azroy Hazalwa Izhar Ahmad won gold after lifting a total of 261 kg (117 kg in snatch and 144 in clean and jerk) to further create a Commonwealth Games record. A debutant at the quadrennial multi-sport spectacle , Gururaja achieved a total lift of 249kg, which is also his personal best at the Carrara Sports Arena in Gold Coast . (more...)
Apple is experimenting with touchless gestures and curved screen iPhones Apple is experimenting with touchless gestures and curved screen iPhones
- April 05, 2018

It's unclear if Apple sees any additional benefit in ergonomics by going a different direction with its curves, or this is simply a measure meant to preemptively stop people from saying it copied Samsung. According to Bloomberg , Apple will be developing its processors for the Mac as early as 2020, doing away with current Intel processors powering the product. (more...)
Marvel's Spider-Man Has a Release Date Marvel's Spider-Man Has a Release Date
- April 05, 2018

Additionally, it's been revealed that Insomniac's Spider-Man will be flush with new Spidey-suits that will be crafted by a "suit mechanic", which is essentially a way of saying that the game will allow you to upgrade and add new features to your suit. (more...)
Tom Brady shows his support for MI in Final Four Tom Brady shows his support for MI in Final Four
- April 05, 2018

Those were the words of Loyola Chicago's head coach Porter Moser after his team relinquished a double digit lead and bowed to the University of MI in the 2018 NCAA Final Four, 69-57. Custer scored seven straight points for Loyola at one point to put the Ramblers up 41-31 with 14:08 remaining. Backup point guard Jaaron Simmons made a 3, and Duncan Robinson hit another a few minutes later to cut the Wolverines' deficit to 45-42 with 10 minutes left. (more...)
Google considers launching a mid-range Pixel phone this summer
- April 05, 2018

The tech companies have explored how smart speakers like the Google Home , Amazon Echo , and other devices could monitor more of what we say and do to target ads or product recommendations to us, according to their patent applications filed with the U.S. (more...)
Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh
- April 05, 2018

However, Fortify Rights documented other arrivals-by-sea of Rohingya refugees in both Malaysia and Thailand in 2018, including a boat that arrived in Thailand in February 2018. In the meantime, he estimated Can$150 million in annual aid is needed over the next four years to provide assistance, education and supporting infrastructure in more than a dozen refugee camps in Bangladesh near the Myanmar border. (more...)
Apple will Replace Intel Chips with its Own in Macs from 2020 Apple will Replace Intel Chips with its Own in Macs from 2020
- April 05, 2018

Bloomfield, Bloomfield Xeon, Clarksfield , Gulftown , Harpertown Xeon C0, Harpertown Xeon E0, Jasper Forest , Penryn/QC, SoFIA 3GR , Wolfdale C0, Wolfdale M0, Wolfdale E0, Wolfdale R0, Wolfdale Xeon C0, Wolfdale Xeon E0, Yorkfield, and Yorkfield Xeon. (more...)
'Fortnite: Battle Royale' launches on iOS 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' launches on iOS
- April 04, 2018

Now Epic has confirmed the game is openly available to everyone. Have you tried out Fortnite on iOS yet? Speculation then ran rampant about how the vending machine would work, and by and large, the main theories proved correct. If possible, they can also trade in or trade out their materials and weapons. It has been a wild year for Epic, as Fortnite has risen to milestone heights in sales , popularity, and household notoriety. (more...)
`Hill Street Blues' Creator Steven Bochco Dead at 74 `Hill Street Blues' Creator Steven Bochco Dead at 74
- April 03, 2018

The 10-time Primetime Emmy Award victor was also behind comedy-drama " Doogie Howser , M.D" starring Neil Patrick Harris . A spokesman said Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer. Among the accolades that Steven received during his career are 10 Emmys and four Peabody Awards. It really makes me angry that there has been no explanation about Fay's disappearing. (more...)
Google to discontinue popular service Google to discontinue popular service
- April 02, 2018

Google has recommended that all goo.gl users migrate to another URL shortening service by the time March 30 swings around, which could be a daunting prospect for those who've been loyal to the platform since its inception. As we look towards the future, we're excited about the possibilities of Firebase Dynamic Links, particularly when it comes to dynamic platform detection and links that survive the app installation process. (more...)
Facebook sued by its users for recording their call and SMS details Facebook sued by its users for recording their call and SMS details
- April 01, 2018

This understandably led to a freakout in the press and on social media: Is Facebook just a synonym for Big Brother? "Facebook's platform that excludes these consumers from ever seeing certain ads to rent or buy housing must be changed immediately", Rice continued. (more...)
Joseph Parker speaks on defeat to Anthony Joshua Joseph Parker speaks on defeat to Anthony Joshua
- April 01, 2018

Browne was stripped of the WBA "Regular" heavyweight title following multiple failed drug tests, and had absolutely nothing for Whyte, who appeared to be fighting a heavy bag. Joshua, nearly a stone lighter than when he beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff last October, did enough without setting the fight alight, while Parker had his moments, even if an upset victory never looked on. (more...)
Genesis Evolving as a Luxury Brand With First-Ever Concept: Essentia Genesis Evolving as a Luxury Brand With First-Ever Concept: Essentia
- March 31, 2018

Genesis has used the quad lights debuted in the GV80 concept and grafted it to perfection in the Essentia Concept. The design of the Genesis Essentia concept, on the other hand, is a very successful one and was made with the know-how of Luc Donckerwolke, a renowned designer who became known for his job at Bentley and Lamborghini . (more...)
Son of new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief joins Hizbul Mujahideen Son of new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief joins Hizbul Mujahideen
- March 26, 2018

Old-timers fear that Junaid's joining militancy is likely to give "boost" to militancy and may lure more educated youth to the path of militancy.A PhD scholar Manan Wani hailing from Kupwara, who was studying in Aligarh Muslim University, had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in January. (more...)
Dropbox IPO Priced Higher Than Expected at $21 on Strong Demand Dropbox IPO Priced Higher Than Expected at $21 on Strong Demand
- March 25, 2018

In what is expected to be the largest IPO this year, China video-streaming company iQiyi plans to raise $2.25 billion by offering 125 million American depository shares at a price range of 17 to 19. Including the restricted stock units, the value of the company now increases to over $9.1 billion. Harvard Business School professor of investment banking Josh Lerner explained that " Dropbox is going public at the right time". (more...)
Spanish Supreme Court judge order sending Catalan separatists into jail Spanish Supreme Court judge order sending Catalan separatists into jail
- March 25, 2018

Riot police used batons to keep the demonstrators away from the federal government offices in Barcelona. Tensions in Catalonia are very high and its separatist leaders have abandoned plans to name a new president following the arrest of the latest candidate. (more...)
Elon Musk joins #deletefacebook boycott, removes SpaceX and Tesla pages from site Elon Musk joins #deletefacebook boycott, removes SpaceX and Tesla pages from site
- March 24, 2018

The space developer and billionaire at first did not realize that SpaceX even had a Facebook page. Acton's tweet consisted of the hashtag #deletefacebook . The actor Jim Carrey became one of the first public figures to support the #DeleteFacebook movement when, on February 8, he tweeted that he was selling his Facebook stock and deleting his account because Facebook "profited from Russian interference in our elections and they're still not doing enough to stop it". (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale Adds Blitz Mode for Limited Time Fortnite Battle Royale Adds Blitz Mode for Limited Time
- March 21, 2018

Though you'll likely find yourself dying quickly in Blitz Mode , you'll have more fun doing it than in any other Fortnite gameplay mode and it may soon become your favorite way to play. That's a higher revenue figure than global phenomenon Pokemon GO attained within its own first few days. Fortnite is available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and mobile devices. (more...)
'Ex-President Lee Created 34 Bln Won in Slush Funds through DAS' 'Ex-President Lee Created 34 Bln Won in Slush Funds through DAS'
- March 21, 2018

He's also accused of using false names to hide his ownership of the auto parts company DAS, which he allegedly used to accumulate slush funds worth almost 30 million dollars. Before the presidential election in December 2007, Lee allegedly obtained 200 million won from chief monk Jikwang, who sought for Lee's influence in establishing a Buddhist university. (more...)
Toyota pauses self-driving auto testing amid Uber accident probe Toyota pauses self-driving auto testing amid Uber accident probe
- March 21, 2018

A spokesperson for Uber said vehicle operators in Arizona undergo a screening process that checks local, state, and national databases and meets local requirements by law. Prior to the accident, the company had been considering teaming up with Uber's autonomous driving program, though a decision on a partnership has not been made. (more...)
Amazon India listing leaks Vivo V9 specifications before launch Amazon India listing leaks Vivo V9 specifications before launch
- March 21, 2018

Previously, the Vivo V9 had been listed on the company's official site which also showed the integration of AI and (augmented reality) AR based tech into the phone. It will go on sale from 24 March and 28 March respectively. Battery: 3200mAh (typical) battery with fast charging. The Snapdragon 660 processor comes with a dedicated AI chip, which lets the rear camera to use AI for scene recognition, which can detect 17 scenes automatically. (more...)
Scotland Yard probes unexplained death of Russian in exile Scotland Yard probes unexplained death of Russian in exile
- March 16, 2018

Glushkov was a prominent opponent of the Kremlin. The tabloid linked Glushkov to Andrey Lugovoy, the man who was accused of being behind the 2006 poisoning of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium. In recent years, Glushkov had lived in London , where he received political asylum. "Too many deaths [of Russian emigres] have been happening". The minder told the Telegraph how his employer Glushkov had hatched an escape plan which included a hideaway should his ... (more...)
Apple's 2018 WWDC event starts June 4th Apple's 2018 WWDC event starts June 4th
- March 14, 2018

It's official! Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be kicked off on 4 June. At last year's WWDC, Apple showed off upgraded iPads, the HomePod speaker, new Macs, and software-based enhancements for iPhones and Macs. Engage in motivating conversations around key topics with fellow developers and Apple experts. The regular price for attendees is $1,599, and Apple will notify those lucky enough to be selected for one by March 23 at 5pm PT. (more...)
Hearthstone kicks off the Year of the Raven with The Witchwood expansion Hearthstone kicks off the Year of the Raven with The Witchwood expansion
- March 13, 2018

Players can draw on an arsenal of new tricks, including the eerie new Echo keyword. Oh, and I'm pretty sure those Hearthstone guys in the video are actually perfectly OK, so you can stop worrying about them and have a look at the first of the new cards down below. (more...)
New Follow-Up Mode keeps Alexa active for, well, follow up questions New Follow-Up Mode keeps Alexa active for, well, follow up questions
- March 11, 2018

The follow-up mode won't work, however, if Alexa isn't "confident you're speaking to her", according to Amazon . If you don't, she'll just go back to sleep automatically without saying anything else. To end the conversation and be sure it has ended, you can still end the interaction with a "stop" or "thank-you". Choose a device and scroll down to the newly added "Follow-Up Mode" toggle. (more...)
Windows 10 S Coming soon to all editions of Windows 10 Windows 10 S Coming soon to all editions of Windows 10
- March 10, 2018

It was released on July 29,2015.It is the first version of Windows that receives ongoing feature updates. Microsoft today released a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 devices running Creators Update aka version 1703. Further, Joe Belfiore stated that there was confusion about this version of the OS from Microsoft's partners and consumers. Next year 10 S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. (more...)

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