Electronics


Telstra to build Australia's first national internet of things network Telstra to build Australia's first national internet of things network
- March 01, 2017

Per Narvinger, Head of Ericsson RAN says: “This first LTE Broadcast enabled PTT call on Telstras live commercial network demonstrates the capabilities of Ericssons LTE solution and is a good example of how LTE Broadcast ( eMBMS ) can deliver unique new services for our customers.”. (more...)
Liverpool's Klopp compares Ranieri firing at Leicester to Trump becoming president Liverpool's Klopp compares Ranieri firing at Leicester to Trump becoming president
- February 27, 2017

Mourinho then joked of Chelsea's manager: "I think Antonio Conte has to think about whether he really wants to be champion this year". The current Republic of Ireland manager led the team to two League Cup wins in 1997 and 2000. "Only two months ago I voted for him as Federation Internationale de Football Association manager of year and he has that right to do it [keep them up]". (more...)
Specs of Galaxy S8 Plus leaked
- February 27, 2017

If rumours are to be believed, the Galaxy S8 smartphone will be put on sale by April 21 . However, it seems that now Samsung is breaking this tradition, since we won't get to see the Galaxy S8 model on this event. The report says that LG will start pre-registrations for the LG G6 from March 2 to March 9. Earlier this month, local Korean publication The Bell reported that Samsung upped its initial production of the S8 by nearly 40 percent compared to what they did with its ... (more...)
Two senior Samsung execs offer to resign in light of bribery allegations
- February 26, 2017

Two top executives of Samsung Group offered to resign in the aftermath of a corruption scandal that shook both the company and the entire country of South Korea. Its top executives have offered to resign. Were these executives to leave too, Samsung could be in trouble. While Lee admitted to donating the aforementioned sum to several organizations connected to the Korean President Park and her confidante Choi Soon-sil, he claims he was forced to do so and wasn't expecting anything in return. (more...)
Buffett praises Bank of America's buybacks
- February 26, 2017

This year's letter and Berkshire's annual report gave no clues about who will succeed Buffett as chief executive officer, a question shareholders and Wall Street have speculated about increasingly in recent years. Berkshire Hathaway Inc is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. "Charlie and I love our railroad, which was one of our best purchases", Buffett said, referring to longtime Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. (more...)
Giraffe birth video returns to YouTube Giraffe birth video returns to YouTube
- February 24, 2017

Blaming unnamed "animal rights extremists" in a Facebook Live video broadcast Thursday morning, Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said, "This is the flawless example of why we can't have nice things". Patch used the Facebook Live to encourage animal rights activists to support conservation. 'We are all on the same team. The Animal Adventure Park in NY has been live streaming the pregnancy. (more...)
Mobile launching LTE-U in spring 2017 to increase LTE capacity
- February 24, 2017

Later in the year, other wireless carriers are also understood to be planning to install LTE-U as well as another technology that is closely related, LAA. There's no telling when iPhones will support the LTE-U band. "Ericsson welcomes the FCC's approval of LTE-U", commented Glenn Laxdal, Head of Network Products, Ericsson North America. (more...)
Masked fans welcome US-born panda Bao Bao on arrival in China Masked fans welcome US-born panda Bao Bao on arrival in China
- February 24, 2017

Following a 16-hour flight in a FedEx crate, she received a warm welcome late on Wednesday from fans wearing panda masks at the Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP). That pair, female Ling-Ling and male Hsing-Hsing, lived at the zoo for more than 20 years, but produced no surviving cubs. China has panda collaborations with 17 zoos in 12 countries. (more...)
Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down
- February 24, 2017

The Animal Adventure Park posted on Facebook that YouTube yanked the stream for "nudity & sexual content" and said "Animal Rights Extremists" were responsible. "I encourage the animal rights activists to get behind conservation". A YouTube feed of a giraffe giving birth was temporarily removed Wednesday evening from the online video service after complaints that the stream contained nudity and sexually explicit material. (more...)
Microsoft announces Skype Lite, an app created to run under slow connections Microsoft announces Skype Lite, an app created to run under slow connections
- February 23, 2017

The tech company has launched a lighter version of Skype video and voice calling service that enables users to run the application from their low-end smartphones. The new Skype Lite is created to suite seven different Indian Languages namely Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu. Microsoft recently unveiled Skype Lite , a lightweight version of Skype that is optimized for poor connectivity areas. (more...)
Honor 8 Lite is now official Honor 8 Lite is now official
- February 23, 2017

The device will be powered by Kirin 655 octa core processor , paired with a 3GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be extended via the micro SDcard up to 128GB. In the software department, the device is running on Android 7.0 Nougat right out-of-the-box. As for selfies, the device has an 8MP f/2.0 front camera. (more...)
New Hyundai i30 Tourer - first pictures New Hyundai i30 Tourer - first pictures
- February 23, 2017

At 602 litres, the i30 Tourer's boot capacity is nearly up there with the best-in-class Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, making it a far more practical proposition than its other serious rivals, the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. While the price hasn't been announced, the current Tourer retails for £16,795 (US$20,900) so the new version should roll in somewhere in the same neighborhood. (more...)
South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF
- February 23, 2017

As war and economic challenges ravage the country, almost 100,000 South Sudanese find themselves on the brink of starvation, with an additional 1.1 million approaching famine conditions, according to a report by the U.N. Luma and representatives of two other United Nations agencies - UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - issued the starvation declaration at a news conference in Juba, South Sudan's capital, along with Isaiah Chol Aruai , the head of the country's ... (more...)
Is Final Fantasy XIV next in line for performance boost? Is Final Fantasy XIV next in line for performance boost?
- February 20, 2017

The Samurai is the latest job to be announced for Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood alongside the Red Mage which was announced at the last FanFest. Another new Primal, Susano, was also announced and is dubbed the Lord of the Revel. The Stormblood expansion has been given a June 20 release date, and can be pre-ordered for £36.99 on PS4 , or £29.99 on PC . Together with the job announcement, show attendees could witness new areas, environments, dungeons and enemies that will come when the ... (more...)
This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets
- February 20, 2017

Because of this, Howell and his colleagues set out to create a shield that was lightweight, portable and compact, and worked well to protect law enforcement. Another goal here was to make a bulletproof shield that could not interrupt the stance of a police officer. "The barrier is very stable, even with large bullets hitting it", he said. (more...)
SoftBank reportedly seeking Sprint merger with T SoftBank reportedly seeking Sprint merger with T
- February 18, 2017

The auction, which is being overseen by the FCC, ends on March 30, and negotiations are expected to begin at that time. Sprint is now up $0.31 (3.39%) to $9.31, after trading down all day, and T-Mobile jumped up $3.01 (4.97%) to $63.62. "A merger with Dish could add valuable spectrum, video content and an internet video platform, though it would have fewer (operating) synergies". AT&T also once attempted to purchase T-Mobile, but that deal fell through too after being blocked by the ... (more...)
Apple hunts for the app stars of the future with new show
- February 18, 2017

In the meantime, check out its first trailer below. But Apple has chose to focus the direction more towards star appeal that might relate to a more real world audience. The show is narrated by Zane "The Ziffer" Lowe, a.k.a. Apple's resident celebrity who left Radio One and now lives in a broom cupboard in Los Angeles and is only let out when Tim Cook needs something exciting if slightly aggressive saying in a New Zealand accent. (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway Discloses Increased Stake in Apple
- February 17, 2017

The big investment is already looking like a shrewd move. The share price of the company (NYSE:BRK-A) was up +0.84%, with a high of 250440.00 during the day and the volume of Berkshire Hathaway shares traded was 388. Still, Apple does have some of the attributes Buffett has said he likes: It's a leader in its market, and it has a ton of cash at its disposal ($246 billion in cash and securities as of the end of 2016). (more...)
The Mitsubishi Eclipse is back
- February 17, 2017

The new Eclipse Cross has some styling cues which are similar to the latest Mitsubishi Outlander, but the vehicle has a more coupe-like profile than either that or the more compact ASX. The new SUV is evolved from the Mitsubishi XR concept of 2015. Incorporated into the design of the images is a red silhouette of an actual solar eclipse , which is mimicked by how the vehicle is being presented. (more...)
Peugeot and Citroen in 'final stages' of deal to buy Vauxhall
- February 17, 2017

GM spokesman Tony Cervone confirmed that PSA's statement was accurate but declined to comment further. Selling to PSA is a lower risk in that sense because the two companies already share some engine and chassis technology. Vauxhall UK also has headquarters in Luton. However, its future under the possible control of Peugeot would be uncertain at best. General Motors' European operations have been unprofitable for the past 16 years, with combined losses put at over $9.1 billion since 2009. (more...)
Trump's pick for labour secretary pulls out ahead of confirmation hearing
- February 17, 2017

Acosta will have to answer tough questions and explain how he will enforce and uphold labor laws to benefit working people and not further tilt the balance of power toward corporate CEOs", Trumka said . Joining in the right-wing chorus of hesitation about Puzder are the editors at the National Review. Since 2009, Alexander has been the dean of Florida International University College of Law. (more...)
Apple will reportedly launch an unambitious 4K Apple TV
- February 17, 2017

Since none of those services are now available on Apple TV, it makes sense that Apple will also debut 4K movies and TV shows on iTunes when (and if) the new 4K-capable box hits the market. The Apple TV's software is also less ambitious than originally envisioned. Apple could make some big interface changes in tvOS 11 that focus more on content than apps, and now that developers can make bigger Apple TV apps we could see more interesting games come to the platform, too. (more...)
Google Home now lets you shop using Google Assistant
- February 17, 2017

The company released this Amazon Echo competitor late a year ago, and it ha since received quite a welcome into the markets! And companies are putting these assistants in everything from speakers and phones to connected appliances. Amazon's phone feature would only record call metadata, like phone numbers and call durations, while the Journal's sources aren't sure what data Google would keep. (more...)
Senators seek answer on Trump using unsecure smartphone Senators seek answer on Trump using unsecure smartphone
- February 16, 2017

Even when people take precautions to secure their devices, hackers continue to exploit security weaknesses or create new pathways to personal data, the Senators said. They also asked for detail information on what measures had been put in place to protect his phone, and whether the Secret Service and the NSA were part of that process. (more...)
Trump Reaffirms 'One China Policy' in Call With China's Xi Trump Reaffirms 'One China Policy' in Call With China's Xi
- February 15, 2017

In a phone call with China's leader, the US president agreed to "honor" a position that effectively acknowledges that Taiwan is not separate from China. After the switch, the US passed the Taiwan Relations Act , which pledges support, but not diplomatic ties, to the Taiwanese people. The Trump administration needed to make a decision on the issue "in order to cooperate with China bilaterally, regionally and globally, and to protect its interests", he said . (more...)
Huawei to unveil their flagship P10 at the MWC 2017
- January 13, 2017

In addition, the premium P10 Plus could pack no less than 256GB of internal memory, which could mean Huawei plans to ditch the microSD card slot. Huawei has announced that it will be holding a press event at Mobile World Congress on February 26. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Leaks Ahead Of March Release Date Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Leaks Ahead Of March Release Date
- January 13, 2017

Still, some ongoing speculations reveal, that there will be significant upgrades for the upcoming 2-in-1 device. There were also claims saying that Microsoft Surface 5 will be launched in the first quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, Forbes has shared that Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is likely to feature the Kaby Lake focused Core i7. However several reports say there will be three different chipset versions, which are dual core or Core M, dual core with two threads or Core i5, and quad core with ... (more...)
PC Market Consolidates Around Lenovo, HP, Dell; Apple Fades PC Market Consolidates Around Lenovo, HP, Dell; Apple Fades
- January 12, 2017

Preliminary figures from Gartner indicated that PC shipments last year tallied 269.7 million units in a 6.2 percent decline from the previous year. The first quarter of 2016 was still constrained by high inventory, free Windows 10 upgrades, and hard comparisons to commercial replacements in 2014 that were fueled by the end of support for Windows XP. (more...)
Framingham Police Warn Against Netflix Scam Framingham Police Warn Against Netflix Scam
- January 12, 2017

FireEye Labs posted a story this week about a phishing scam. Most companies will never ask for details such as a National Insurance Number or bank card pin. Hoodwinked users are typing in their payment details, date of birth, full name and where they live. Once all details have been inputted, the user is then redirect to the genuine Netflix website. (more...)
Samsung Aims To Crush Galaxy S6, S7 Figures Samsung Aims To Crush Galaxy S6, S7 Figures
- January 11, 2017

The Investor stated that the past models of Galaxy J series have accumulated with a high popularity in emerging smartphone in the market of India and South America. This 60 million goal is way above the annual shipment figures for nearly all of the recent Galaxy S flagship devices. If this information turns out to be true, then it's quite a while until the Galaxy S8 is launched. (more...)
United States demonstrated ''swarming'' of micro drones in October: Pentagon United States demonstrated ''swarming'' of micro drones in October: Pentagon
- January 11, 2017

As one colleague put it (with admirable understatement), "this could be important". "This demonstration will advance our development of autonomous systems". The demonstration is one of the first examples of the Pentagon using teams of small, inexpensive, autonomous systems to perform missions once achieved only by large, expensive ones. (more...)
Dragon Ball Super Episode 77 Will Debut Vegeta And Bulma's Second Child
- January 10, 2017

The Indomitable Great Saiyaman!' will surely focus on the hero's return and the possible troubles that he will encounter now that he has started to fight evil again. Here, Kuririn will be the new training partner of Goku to ease his boredom. The two will head to the Turtle Hermit who will ask them to bring "Paradise Grass" as part of their training. (more...)
Nvidia unveils new Shield TV streaming device Nvidia unveils new Shield TV streaming device
- January 10, 2017

Shield TV also supports 4k Ultra HD content from Netflix, YouTube , Google Play, and Vudu. And in the coming months, the YouTube flagship TV app will be launching on Shield with the ability to view 360-degree video streams. We're yet to test its range for voice, and we're not yet sure of availability - it's coming after the Shield TV, which is out from 16 January - but we're definitely looking forward to giving it a whirl. (more...)
Stock Showing Surging Activity: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD)
- January 09, 2017

The firm's market cap is $6.08 billion. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -43.28% per annum. (NASDAQ: AMD) closed down -0.19 points or -1.66% at $11.24 with 38.76 mln shares exchanging hands. 12/14/2016 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. had its "sell" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. 12/12/2016 - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. had its "sector weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Pacific Crest. (more...)
What are Samsung's QLED TVs - and why should you care? What are Samsung's QLED TVs - and why should you care?
- January 08, 2017

The company is promising "best picture quality - ever", managing to spark great interest, with the new TV line being one of the most interesting things to see during this year's CES . Even at peak QLED luminance values (1,500-2,000 nits) the new TVs are able to show the most subtle color differences. Kim also emphasized that Samsung will let other companies use the name of "QLED" freely as it is a common noun. (more...)
Dell Insists Its Canvas 27 Isn't a Microsoft Surface Studio Clone Dell Insists Its Canvas 27 Isn't a Microsoft Surface Studio Clone
- January 08, 2017

There are a few A/V ports around the edges, but the most important one is the USB Type-C port. That's because, in addition to the 27-inch diagonal measurement of the tablet, the Dell Canvas also features a huge percentage of bezels but that was not included because the manufacturer didn't possess any aesthetic forte when designing products, but it will act as an arm rest for users when they get down to actually using the tablet. (more...)
Research links living near major roads to dementia Research links living near major roads to dementia
- January 08, 2017

But now scientists tracking 6.6 million people living in the Canadian province of Ontario have found up to one in 10 cases of dementia among those living 50 metres from a busy road could be attributed to their exposure to high levels of traffic. (more...)
Gay man thrown off bridge for refusing sex to married man Gay man thrown off bridge for refusing sex to married man
- January 08, 2017

Tokotaua found him lying on train tracks below a bridge two hours later. Wilson suffered critical injuries including a brain haemorrhage, burns to 40 per cent of his body and a severed spine cord, which could mean he would never walk again. (more...)
Honda Civic Type R CVT Variant Officially Debunked Honda Civic Type R CVT Variant Officially Debunked
- January 08, 2017

But as much as sports cars are loved by the enthusiasts, selling them is hard due to the high calling price. Just in: Honda spokesperson Sage Marie has now confirmed that the Honda Civic Type R will definitely not be offered with a convenient CVT version. (more...)
Asus's super-thin ZenBook 3 Deluxe packs in Kaby Lake, Thunderbolt 3 Asus's super-thin ZenBook 3 Deluxe packs in Kaby Lake, Thunderbolt 3
- January 08, 2017

That's just one-hundredth of an inch thicker than the previous model and less than half a pound heavier - impressive indeed. It has a spill-resistant keyboard. Thanks to the slightly larger frame, this model also introduces a new four-way speaker system powered by Harman Kardon (though we weren't able to test that) as well as an even larger touchpad and a set of keys. (more...)

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