Electronics


But Tim Cook doesn't recommend they do But Tim Cook doesn't recommend they do
- January 20, 2018

Recently you might have heard that there is a bug out there that affects Apple's iPhones, where if you receive a message with a particular link, it could cause your iPhone to crash . He later added, "Maybe we should have been clearer, as well". Cook says the update will also give notifications to users before it starts throttling phone performance due to weak battery health. (more...)
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode Given Release Date Life is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode Given Release Date
- January 20, 2018

Square Enix has also announced a Vinyl Edition and Limited Edition of Before the Storm set for release on March 6th in the U.S. and March 9th in Europe. The Vinyl Edition of Before the Storm costs $70 United States dollars and is exclusive to the Square Enix Store . A $40 USD Limited Edition for Xbox One and PS4 is available for preorder on Amazon . (more...)
Ford Invests $11 Billion into 40 Electric Vehicles by 2020 Ford Invests $11 Billion into 40 Electric Vehicles by 2020
- January 18, 2018

GM said a year ago it would add 20 new battery electric and fuel cell vehicles to its global lineup by 2023, financed by robust profits from traditional internal combustion engine vehicles in the United States and China. After all, Ford invented the pony auto when it introduced the Mustang more than 50 years ago and helped to create the modern sport utility vehicle when it put a passenger auto body on a Ranger pickup chassis and called it the Explorer. (more...)
First DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins Coming Later This Month First DLC for Assassin's Creed Origins Coming Later This Month
- January 17, 2018

While you're exploring and fighting your way through Sinai you can level up to the new cap of 45, find four new Legendary weapons and two new mounts, and even take all of your crafted gear up two more levels. Ubisoft detailed their January plans for Assassin's Creed Origins earlier this month. The story revolves around the fact that the Brotherhood is growing in numbers. (more...)
Amazon Echo Spot comes to the UK, Germany and Austria Amazon Echo Spot comes to the UK, Germany and Austria
- January 17, 2018

Customers can order the device, which combines numerous abilities of Amazon's Alexa with a display screen, on Amazon's website, with shipping of the Echo Spot scheduled to begin on 24 January, said Amazon. Since its smart speakers were also best selling products in 2017, the number of people who now have access to Alexa is always increasing, giving consumers the opportunity to experiment with a new way of shopping. (more...)
Google app matches your face to a famous painting Google app matches your face to a famous painting
- January 16, 2018

The app , which lets you discover works of art and curates interesting articles about arts and culture, now has a new feature: upload a selfie, and it'll give you a list of portraits you resemble. However, that is not stopping celebs from posting their results on social media - and it's seriously the best thing you will see on the Internet right now. (more...)
Nintendo Direct January 2018 brings Luigi to Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Direct January 2018 brings Luigi to Super Mario Odyssey
- January 16, 2018

It's competitive search and find with balloons, complete with online leaderboards. Users can also participate in finding hidden balloons. The fighting game featuring Pokémon is getting some new DLC characters. Mario Tennis Aces Release Date - When's it out? The new DLC for " Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" adds Donkey Kong as a playable character. (more...)
Warren Buffett Has No Intention To Go Long Or Short Any Cryptocurrencies Warren Buffett Has No Intention To Go Long Or Short Any Cryptocurrencies
- January 11, 2018

The hard-driving Buffett, who has been reluctant to name a successor, said in the past that Berkshire's board knows who would take over if something were to happen to him. "We don't own any, we're not short any, we'll never have a position in them", he said. "I get into enough trouble with things I think I know something about". (more...)
Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October
- January 09, 2018

Enjoy The GearBrain and let us know if you don't see a product listed - but are searching for a solution that works specifically with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant . Rather than focusing primarily on how to sell devices to new customers, vendors will look to things like advertising, content subscription, premium services or enterprise products to monetize their installed base of current users. (more...)
Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review
- January 08, 2018

The most notable aspect of the Chromebook 11 - which comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT - is the blue casing that extends all around the laptop for a nice splash of color. This is not only evident in its smaller size with its 11.6-inch display (along with a 1366 x 768 resolution) but also with its lightweight design, as the new Chromebook 11 weighs in at just 2.43 pounds and measures only 0.71-inches in thickness . (more...)
9 dead after gunmen attack church in Cairo 9 dead after gunmen attack church in Cairo
- January 01, 2018

Egypt's Copts have been subject to several deadly attacks over the past few years, which has raised questions about the Egyptian state's ability to protect its Christian population from terrorist threats. The Egyptian Ministry of Defense has said it will mobilize troops to augment the 200,000 police deployed at more than 2,600 churches around Egypt for the Christmas celebration. (more...)
OnePlus 5 to Soon Receive Face Unlock Feature, Co-Founder Confirms OnePlus 5 to Soon Receive Face Unlock Feature, Co-Founder Confirms
- December 27, 2017

Furthermore, Pei has pointed out that they chose to roll out Face Unlock to OnePlus 5 as a response to the strong demand for it from owners. Though the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 is an incremental update and is rolling out in batches, you can check its arrival on your OnePlus 5 manually. (more...)
Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones
- December 26, 2017

The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom say they never would have bought new iPhones had Apple told them that simply replacing the batteries would have sped up their old ones. (more...)
Apple confirms software updates affected the performance of older iPhones Apple confirms software updates affected the performance of older iPhones
- December 24, 2017

But when they used their brother's iPhone 6 Plus, it was actually faster. The plaintiffs are accusing Apple of slowing down their older iPhone models when newer models are released and this has been happening without their consent or approval. (more...)
'Rolling Stone' bought by Penske Media (who own 'Variety,' 'Deadline' & more)
- December 23, 2017

As previously reported , Wenner Media, facing the same challenges as most traditional magazine owners in the digital age, past year sold a 49% stake in the title to Singapore-based company BandLab Technologies. Rolling Stone will remain headquartered in NY. Variety , which was bought by Penske in 2012, reports that several bidders were kicking the company's tires before Penske's announcement last night: Azoff MSG Entertainment CEO Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden chairman James ... (more...)
Amazon filed a patent for a YouTube-like competitor Amazon filed a patent for a YouTube-like competitor
- December 22, 2017

Google has also shown dislike for Amazon's policy of not selling Google products like Chromecast , Google Home, and Nest devices. When you look at the names, they might mean much. Mozilla though refused to be drawn into the Google vs. Amazon battle and isn't positioning its Firefox for Fire TV move as a means of bypassing Google's plan to cut off access to YouTube from January 1. (more...)
These two Apple iPhones were most searched globally on Google in 2017 These two Apple iPhones were most searched globally on Google in 2017
- December 16, 2017

Google revealed Tuesday the list of its most searched topics of 2017, which included Hurricane Irma and disgraced " Today " show host Matt Lauer . Super Bowl 5. She was also the most searched actor of the year. Aside from Bitcoin , Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. The top tech searches were iPhone 8, iPhone X , Nintendo Switch , Samsung Galaxy S8 , and Xbox One X . (more...)
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery a New Mobile Game Announced for 2018 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery a New Mobile Game Announced for 2018
- December 13, 2017

The game is being made in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The mobile game is set to release sometime next year, and it will be available on App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. If there is one thing true about Harry Potter fans, it's that we're loyal, and we're imaginative. Each of the seven books by author J.K. Rowling has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold over 450 million copies worldwide and translated into 80 languages. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification
- December 13, 2017

Even though the TENAA listing doesn't reveal anything about the upcoming handset, according to a report by NokiaPowerUser , this will be the Nokia 6 (2018 ). Alongside the 18:9 aspect ratio displays, dual rear cameras have also become something that every manufacturer from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi are bundling. (more...)
Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI
- December 13, 2017

Sales of arms and military services by the world's largest arms-producing and military services companies - the SIPRI Top 100 - totalled $374.8bn in 2016, according to new worldwide arms industry data released by the Stockholm global Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI ). (more...)
Nasa Planet Announcement: Kepler Discovery Changes Everything Nasa Planet Announcement: Kepler Discovery Changes Everything
- December 12, 2017

The research and discovery has been also supported by Google and its machine-learning artificial intelligence software. "The challenge now is to find terrestrial planets (i.e., those one half to twice the size of the Earth), especially those in the habitable zone of their stars where liquid water might exist on the surface of the planet". (more...)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection contains every Street Fighter game that matters Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection contains every Street Fighter game that matters
- December 12, 2017

So, those who buy this package will receive titles such as Street Fighter , Street Fighter II , Street Fighter II: Champion Edition , Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting , Super Street Fighter II , Super Street Fighter II : Turbo , Street Fighter Alpha , Street Fighter Alpha 2 , Street Fighter Alpha 3 , Street Fighter III , Street Fighter III : 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III : 3rd Strike. (more...)
Monster Hunter World trailer reveals new pet at PSX 2017 Monster Hunter World trailer reveals new pet at PSX 2017
- December 10, 2017

PT / 11:59 a.m. ET. While the demo doesn't start until December 9, if you're a PlayStation Plus member, you can start the download process today. Also according to the Capcom-Unity blog, you'll be able to take on a total of three Quests in the Monster Hunter World Beta , stretching across two unique areas. (more...)
Overwatch Returns To Winter Wonderland December 12th With Mei Yeti Hunt Mode Overwatch Returns To Winter Wonderland December 12th With Mei Yeti Hunt Mode
- December 09, 2017

Kaplan teased some new skins in particular for Junkrat, Roadhog and a long awaited skin for Hanzo , based on a look previously featured in the Overwatch comics series. I'm guessing that the Yeti will have a tweaked Winston kit and suped-up Primal Rage to ensure that he can take down five Meis. It's touted as a boss-fight kind of deal, but the fun part is, another player will be playing Winston, who might develop recurring nightmares of thousands of Meis shooting at them. (more...)
Air NZ's damaged 787 engine Air NZ's damaged 787 engine
- December 08, 2017

Air New Zealand Ltd on Thursday said it would cancel and delay some worldwide flights over the coming weeks because engines on its Boeing Co 787-9 jets manufactured by Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC required early maintenance. Should the Commission believe that insufficient action is being taken at any time then it has the ability to issue urgent recommendations while its inquiries continue". (more...)
Apple Pay Cash: Tips, Fees, Set Up, Transaction Limits, iMessage Payments, More Apple Pay Cash: Tips, Fees, Set Up, Transaction Limits, iMessage Payments, More
- December 07, 2017

What is Apple pay Cash? Apple has released watchOS 4.2 for the Apple Watch . In order to bring the Apple Pay Cash debit card to life, Apple has utilized credit card provider Discover, whose Discover Network debit services power the virtual tap-to-pay card for money transfers and in-store purchases. (more...)
Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip
- December 06, 2017

One of the surprises at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was the presence of AMD . Besides an always-on PC and vast battery life, one of the other benefits of a Snapdragon processor is that no cooling fan is required, so the Envy x2 will always be free of annoying fan noise. (more...)
Man charged in death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods faces judge Man charged in death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods faces judge
- December 05, 2017

The body was in a creek in Pender County about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the home Mariah shared with Kimrey in Jacksonville , FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement with few other details. The FBI said they are awaiting results from the medical examiner's office for positive confirmation. Kimrey is being charged with concealing her death but more charges could be coming. (more...)
Capcom Announces Mega Man 11 During 30th Anniversary Celebration Capcom Announces Mega Man 11 During 30th Anniversary Celebration
- December 05, 2017

But that's not the only Mega Man game winging its way to consoles and PC next year. You can probably expect it to be as tough as the other games too. What platforms will Mega Man 11 be available for? While compilations like the Mega Man Legacy Collection offer a great trip down memory lane, they aren't modern experiences. (more...)
Apple iOS 11.2 - Fixes bug in iOS 11 Apple iOS 11.2 - Fixes bug in iOS 11
- December 04, 2017

It also pushed an 11.2 iOS update yesterday to fix the problem. With Apple Pay Cash , users will be able to send payments through the Messages app. The default iOS keyboard would change "it" into "I.T" for no apparent reason. iOS 11.2 should fix that too. A bug in iOS 11.1.2 is making iPhones to crash continuously once the clock strikes 12:15 am on the 2 of December 2017. (more...)
Samsung shares hurt by negative Morgan Stanley forecast
- December 01, 2017

What has influenced the memory chip revenues is what is known as the Super Cycle. This refers to the tight cost of supply and a high level of demand creating an incredible revenue spurt. Revenue for Samsung has grown by an incredible 29.8% this year. This could be partly due to the disaster that was the Note 7 last year. The device caused the company endless headaches and setbacks after it came to light the unit had a faulty battery that could spontaneously catch fire. (more...)
Cyber Monday 2017 – The top sellers in electronics this year
- December 01, 2017

The biggest growth was seen in Cyber Monday sales, which stand at $7 Billion, $1 billion more than the sales last year and a bit more than you’d make if you played bingo for money ! While Cyber Monday has not become as ubiquitous as Black Friday has, it is growing in infamy with amazing deals offered on electronic goods. (more...)
Bungie confirms and deactivates Destiny 2's hidden XP scaling system Bungie confirms and deactivates Destiny 2's hidden XP scaling system
- November 30, 2017

It's not clear if the Crucible will be on a separate playlist, but we know that all progress you make - every level gained and piece of gear you unlock - will carry over into the full game if you choose to purchase it. We are not happy with the results, and we've heard the same from the community. "Effective immediately , we are deactivating this system", read the post. (more...)
BMW i8 Roadster FINALLY arrives - and there's a new i8 Coupe too BMW i8 Roadster FINALLY arrives - and there's a new i8 Coupe too
- November 30, 2017

BMW SA expects the new Coupe and Roadster to reach local shores during the second half of 2018. Power for the i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe comes from a reworked version of the plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid driveline used by the existing i8 Coupe - the LifeDrive architecture as it is labeled by BMW. (more...)
Family Members Of Missing Submarine Crew Slam Argentine Authorities Family Members Of Missing Submarine Crew Slam Argentine Authorities
- November 26, 2017

He said seven ships are mapping the bottom of the ocean where the submarine might be found and that weather conditions are expected to worsen Sunday. But citing respect for the families, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi declined to say anything to confirm the now-common belief that the crew had perished. (more...)
Google Pixel Battery Life Estimates Now More Accurate With Personalized Usage Modeling Google Pixel Battery Life Estimates Now More Accurate With Personalized Usage Modeling
- November 25, 2017

The Pixel 2 series is very important for Google to establish itself as a premium smartphone brand. If the five percent of the battery life is consumed per hour for five hours, then the device will assume that the user can continue using the same five percent later as well until the battery runs out. (more...)
IPhone SE 2 rumours reemerge IPhone SE 2 rumours reemerge
- November 24, 2017

Apple might be in works to big alterations to its iPhone lineup, but there's a chance that its 2018 lineup won't include only the models projected to go on sale in the fall. The phone is said to be manufactured in India but will still be sold worldwide. Wistron has also set up manufacturing for Apple in India, and is now churning out the original iPhone SE in India itself. (more...)
Galaxy S9 and S9 Galaxy S9 and S9
- November 23, 2017

A new report from a reputable leakster suggests that Samsung is indeed going to show off the handsets earlier. We have already seen benchmarks of the S9 on Geekbench , but now we have a little more proof. Meanwhile, the S9 will stick to a single camera, though retains this vertical placement to address a common complaint with the current generation. Samsung has entered the race of dual-camera smartphones with the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this year. (more...)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced and going back to basics Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced and going back to basics
- November 21, 2017

The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Players will take up the role of Commander Claude Wallace and his team of childhood friends in Squad E as they fight for Operation Northern Cross, their last efforts at taking the Imperial capital and bringing the bloody war to an end. (more...)
OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Worth the Upgrade? OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Worth the Upgrade?
- November 17, 2017

OnePlus co-founder even took the opportunity to have a jab at Apple by claiming that some phones even cost more than $1,000. Despite the identical focal length, OnePlus 5T retains portrait mode with the biggest difference being that you can now capture a wider field of view. (more...)

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