Electronics


YouTube Music: Google's new, free Spotify rival YouTube Music: Google's new, free Spotify rival
- June 19, 2018

YouTube Music initially launches only in five markets, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. It's all a little confusing, especially since Google already maintains a subscription music streaming service called Google Play Music , so we're here to offer some clarity on what's happening. (more...)
With iOS 12, calls to 911 will deliver life-saving location accuracy With iOS 12, calls to 911 will deliver life-saving location accuracy
- June 19, 2018

Apple's HELO tech doesn't share your exact location - instead, it estimates your location by using your cell tower's data, as well as other sources like Global Positioning System and WiFi Acess Points which can be used by 911 responders. An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the USA this year will come from mobile phones , most of which are capable of precisely tracking where their users are. (more...)
Ubisoft shows new Skull & Bones trailer at E3 2018 Ubisoft shows new Skull & Bones trailer at E3 2018
- June 13, 2018

After a world premiere trailer that introduced Odyssey , we received our first look at its gameplay. The Ubisoft E3 2018 press conference has a 1pm start time in Los Angeles. In Assassin's Creed Syndicate , the characters would switch between Evie and Jacob. The game is set to release on 14 November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. (more...)
Nintendo Fans Hilariously Protest Waluigi's Snub in SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Nintendo Fans Hilariously Protest Waluigi's Snub in SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
- June 13, 2018

Players will be free to explore various locations, interacting with characters before battle begins. Perhaps this will be adjustable for those who don't like that idea, but we have on word on stuff like that just yet. Nintendo will leverage the Switch's portable design to make the new Mario Party game a unique experience. The original board game style has been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements, like specific Dice Blocks for each character. (more...)
Life is unusual 2 getting a set-up game which is completely free Life is unusual 2 getting a set-up game which is completely free
- June 12, 2018

The award-winning episodic story game about Max Caulfield and her time traveling powers won the attention of the gaming community with its gripping narrative. The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit will be available starting June 26 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for free . One of them puts him in the role of a superhero, Captain Spirit , and he goes on all sorts of adventures, but one Saturday, something extraordinary is about to happen. (more...)
Microsoft Announce New Halo: Infinite at E3 2018 Conference - Reveal Trailer Microsoft Announce New Halo: Infinite at E3 2018 Conference - Reveal Trailer
- June 12, 2018

Xbox previewed a flurry of new titles and deals with studios as the video-gaming division of Microsoft Corp. looks to compete more intensely with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation and a resurgent Nintendo Co. As mentioned, if you want games to play on your Xbox One, Microsoft has you covered with something for just about everyone. "When we started this project, the team's vision for the game was ambitious - so much so that we knew we had to build new tech to fully realize our goals for ... (more...)
Electronic Arts debuts PC game streaming service at E3 2018 Electronic Arts debuts PC game streaming service at E3 2018
- June 10, 2018

But, Origin Access Premier takes it to a new level by offering all those same titles plus access to EA's newest releases. EA Premier Access is slated to launch sometime this summer, and the unnamed streaming service will come at an unnamed later date. (more...)
EA Announces Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order EA Announces Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
- June 10, 2018

At this point, Respawn did not confirm which platforms the game will be released on or if the game is single-player or multiplayer. We're also going to be scouring E3 and the internet for breaking stories, interesting tidbits, and rumours of what is still to be announced . (more...)
BioWare Opens Up On Anthem’s Single-Player Story BioWare Opens Up On Anthem’s Single-Player Story
- June 10, 2018

Primarily, BioWare is creating a story to which it can "add story for years to come", with each story development drawing out "something new and mysterious for players to discover". Additionally, players will be able to customize the various suits with cosmetic appearances and gear. There's Battlefield V which looks like it could be every bit as good as Battlefield 1 was (and it may get a battle royale mode announcement today). (more...)
Amazon's mysterious new streamer is officially unveiled Amazon's mysterious new streamer is officially unveiled
- June 09, 2018

The new Fire TV Cube from Amazon .com extends the company's efforts to become the nerve center of your house by combining its entertainment ambitions more fully with its push into the smart home. On Fire TV Cube , a spoken " launch Netflix " calls up the streaming service, while similar commands toggle to live TV channels or search the catalogs of multiple streaming services for a movie or TV show. (more...)
AMD Stock Nears Buy Point On Trade Show Announcements AMD Stock Nears Buy Point On Trade Show Announcements
- June 08, 2018

AMD has aimed their pitch at those gamers and artists looking for an all-in-one solution at a much lower cost, a value proposition that delivers equal results in many regards while delivering a price point of half or less of a competing Intel offering. (more...)
Facebook bug set 14 million users’ sharing settings to public Facebook bug set 14 million users’ sharing settings to public
- June 08, 2018

Every Facebook user, though, has the ability to change these settings to post privately, to just friends, or to exclude certain people from seeing it. These featured items are publicly visible, but Facebook inadvertently extended that setting to all new posts from those users. It was unclear if users could have done anything to their settings to prevent being affected by the bug the company revealed on Thursday. (more...)
Intel's new tech paves way for 28-hour laptop battery life Intel's new tech paves way for 28-hour laptop battery life
- June 07, 2018

The so-called consumer CPU, which will probably cost an arm and a leg, especially since the 18-core Core i9-7980XE goes for around United States $2000, looks a lot like the 28-core Xeon Platinum chip, although that one comes with a much lower base and boost frequency. (more...)
Apple Changes App Store Guidelines To Allow Steam Link App Apple Changes App Store Guidelines To Allow Steam Link App
- June 07, 2018

In 2018, it has introduced dedicated topic buttons including Work, Play, Create, Discover and Develop. This may be all you'll be able to access in Steam for the Steam Link app to pass muster in the App Store . After riding High with macOS High Sierra , Apple announced the next gen macOS Mojave . Mojave expands macOS' selection of native apps to include News, Stocks , Voice Recorder and Home apps . (more...)
Apple Announces macOS 10.14 Mojave With Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop, Stacks, More Apple Announces macOS 10.14 Mojave With Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop, Stacks, More
- June 05, 2018

In addition to API-level protections already in place for photos, contacts and other personal data, Mojave introduces protections for the microphone, camera, mail databases, user backups and message history as well. Especially considering the total number of Mac users is a fraction of the number of iPhone and iPad users, companies aren't likely to spend a lot of time dialing in their iPhone apps for a smaller audience. (more...)
Facebook accused of sharing data with Apple, Samsung, and Amazon Facebook accused of sharing data with Apple, Samsung, and Amazon
- June 05, 2018

Facebook's arrangements with Amazon , Apple , BlackBerry and Samsung that allowed their devices to access data from the social network's users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said . Facebook enabled device makers to interface with it at a time when it was building its service and they were developing new smartphone and social media technology. (more...)
ARM Unveils 5G-Ready Processors for Phones and Laptops ARM Unveils 5G-Ready Processors for Phones and Laptops
- June 04, 2018

Moreover, Cortex-A76 supports dual-issue native 16B (128-bit) vector and floating-point units, twice the throughput of any previous Arm CPU. Mike Filippo, Arm's lead processor architect, said the Cortex-A76 has about the same performance as Intel's Core i5-7300, but configured with more cache memory could also compete with an Core i7. (more...)
"Fortnite" Gets Its First Vehicle
- June 02, 2018

You may have seen apples lying around in the world, which will heal the player 5 HP when consumed. You'll need to coordinate with other players to all dance on these simultaneously; the process takes a few seconds as the disco ball rises up toward the ceiling. (more...)
Facebook is turning off teens Facebook is turning off teens
- June 02, 2018

Not surprisingly, teens are also active on Instagram (72%) and Snapchat (69%). Only 10 percent of teenagers who took part in the survey said they use Facebook more than any other social media app. While Facebook may have lost its reign among the teenage demographic to Google-owned YouTube, it has owned the rising favourite Instagram, a photo and video-sharing networking service, since 2012. (more...)
Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X
- June 01, 2018

In terms of photography, Mi 8 will come packed with dual-camera setup-20MP+16MP-with LED flash, 4K video recording, Bokeh blur effect and a feature-rich 16MP front snapper with facial recognition sensors. It is worth noting that the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the first-ever smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm's new mid-range chipset. Besides security, the 3D infrared camera is used for...an Animoji clone. (more...)
Turn off, on routers to protect against Russian-linked malware Turn off, on routers to protect against Russian-linked malware
- June 01, 2018

Now, U.S. intelligence officials believe the Russia-linked malware poses a threat to American internet users in a number of concerning ways. While cybersecurity experts are still analyzing VPNFilter in order to understand the full scope of its capabilities and intended mission, by this point in time there is agreement that, at a minimum, the malware lets criminals surreptitiously collect information (such as by stealing login and password information when people visit websites using the ... (more...)
Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2 Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
- May 30, 2018

AirPlay 2 also adds multi-room audio to HomePod, bringing Apple's smartspeaker in line with Amazon Echo and Google Home . This means that you'll be able to view, setup and control AirPlay 2 speakers , including the HomePod, using Apple's iOS Home app. (more...)
Mega Man 11 release date set: This preview is a must Mega Man 11 release date set: This preview is a must
- May 30, 2018

Mega Man 10, the latest game in the main Mega Man series, shipped in 2010. There will be some sort of compatibility when using the amiibo with Mega Man 11 for Nintendo Switch , but more details on that will be revealed on a later date. (more...)
National Football League mandates anthem respect: Stand up, or stay in the locker room National Football League mandates anthem respect: Stand up, or stay in the locker room
- May 24, 2018

Roughly 8 in 10 (81 percent) said it's never appropriate to burn the American flag, for instance and 84 percent said the same about blocking cars from driving on roads or highways. He wouldn't say if any other owners declined to vote. Jets acting owner and chairman Christopher Johnson has, however, already publicly stated that he would pay the fine for any of his players who kneel during the national anthem next season. (more...)
Emery explains football philosophy as he demands title tilt Emery explains football philosophy as he demands title tilt
- May 24, 2018

He said: "Success next season would be developing, but how?" I think that's about battling for every title. That's something in Arsenal's history and in my history as well. "I know my ambition and my passion and to know how I want to grow up with Arsenal". Wenger left the club at the end of the season following 22 years in charge with Emery now tasked with improving on a sixth-placed Premier League finish last season. (more...)
PayPal stumps up US$2.2bn for iZettle PayPal stumps up US$2.2bn for iZettle
- May 18, 2018

USA -based PayPal already operates in more than 200 countries around the world but is working to expand its offerings. Jacob de Geer , the chief executive officer of iZettle, will stay on-board to lead the business, reporting to Bill Ready , the chief operating officer of PayPal . (more...)
Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones
- May 17, 2018

Developers today may already be using multiple voices in their skills, but the process of doing so is more cumbersome and rigid, as with mp3 file uploads. Polly's voices are far from flawless, of course, but as they see more use, that could change. More recently, Amazon launched the " Remember This " feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory. (more...)
Avengers Infinity War: Dave Bautista Improvised this Memorable Line from Drax Avengers Infinity War: Dave Bautista Improvised this Memorable Line from Drax
- May 11, 2018

I'm not going to tell you who died and who survived the first battle with Thanos - check out this link to find out. Unless Avengers 4 leaps forward a few years (which would be a bold choice), Paltrow is talking about somewhere in the distance (would Tony and Pepper really get married in the wake of such a catastrophic event?). (more...)
Microsoft, Amazon Show Alexa and Cortana Cozying Up Together (1) Microsoft, Amazon Show Alexa and Cortana Cozying Up Together (1)
- May 09, 2018

That's a small price to pay for the integration of both digital assistants you work and play with almost every day, right? Also, the use examples of Alexa while the default option voice assistant are initially limited if we review them with the characteristics offered by Google Assistant . (more...)
Wells Fargo Championship 2018: Jason Day Rallies for Win Wells Fargo Championship 2018: Jason Day Rallies for Win
- May 07, 2018

He then added birdies at the 12th and 13th - failed to birdie the two easiest holes on the back, the 14th and 15th - and added another at the 17th. He then hit his approach on the par-4 16th to 11 feet and poured in a snaking, downhill putt for a birdie to regain the lead. (more...)
Fortnite Season 4 Update Now Available for iOS Fortnite Season 4 Update Now Available for iOS
- May 02, 2018

In the game's overlooked Save the World mode, there's a new event that requires you to investigate the impact of the comet and recruit superheroes that were seemingly created by the radiation rays that trailed the falling debris. Even if you've never played yourself, there's every likelihood you know someone who does, so here's a rundown of everything you to need to know about the latest gaming phenomenon. (more...)
TSB Bank calls in IBM to fix IT problems TSB Bank calls in IBM to fix IT problems
- April 28, 2018

Further, for any customer who has faced interest or charges from other providers or lenders as a result of the issues, TSB said it is asking customers to contact it to explain their circumstances so it can work with them on a case-by-case basis to make sure it "puts things right". (more...)
Amazon juggernaut keeps on rolling as it doubles its profit Amazon juggernaut keeps on rolling as it doubles its profit
- April 27, 2018

Its shares trade at a premium to many peers. Revenue from subscriptions, which primarily means Amazon Prime , were also up 56 percent from a year earlier, with revenue of $3.1 billion reported . The same period from past year had $1.48 in EPS on $35.71 billion in revenue . Amazon Web Services , the company's cloud computing business, now has a $20 billion annual revenue run rate, Bezos wrote in the same letter. (more...)
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...)

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