Electronics


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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
What do Analysts suggest for: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)
- January 08, 2017

Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. generated almost $558.67M in sales and net income of $0.29/share. A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 12/03/2015 - Annaly Capital Management Inc had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. FBR & Co.is following shares of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (more...)
Apple iOS 10.3 Release, It's A Big One Apple iOS 10.3 Release, It's A Big One
- January 07, 2017

The update is due to roll out on iOS10.3, which should start loading on devices on 10 January. As of the moment, there is still no sign of the iOS 10.2 jailbreak tool. A report also revealed that Apple is on the verge of releasing iOS 10.2.1. The essential thing to do now as advised by Luca Todesco is to save blobs if users are currently sitting on iOS 10.2. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Accessories Announced by Snakebyte
- January 07, 2017

The first is a pair of foldable headphones that feature 40mm drivers for "crisp, clear gaming audio", and which are clearly created to be used when you're using the Switch on the go. These include an adaptor that connects the NES Classic's USB power to a standard wall outlet and an extension cord for the console's controller. The NES Classic Edition Gamepad Extension Cable makes couch play a reality once again, instantly adding a generous 9.8 feet to your NES gamepad length! However, if ... (more...)
Hacker breaches Federal Bureau of Investigation website Hacker breaches Federal Bureau of Investigation website
- January 07, 2017

Plone security's team explained through Nathan Van Gheem that hacks like these aren't hard to fake because one only needs very basic skills with a graphics program like Photoshop or to be able to use the Chrome JavaScript developer console. (more...)
Decision on Jio's free internet service soon Decision on Jio's free internet service soon
- January 07, 2017

Around 24% of the respondents said that they have never tried Jio and 27% said that they are satisfied with their current operator. The brokerage's findings indicated that the 4G entrant would be able to retain majority of customers. Massive 41% of customers from the bunch of smaller telcos are interested in Jio services in the coming days. The survey found that Airtel has the most satisfied customers, as 97.7% are fully satisfied with their services. (more...)
EverQuest Spinoff Landmark's Servers are Shutting Down EverQuest Spinoff Landmark's Servers are Shutting Down
- January 07, 2017

Current players can still enjoy the game until the plug is pulled, but as of the announcement, Landmark is no longer available to purchase (it's been taken off Steam), and nor are player studio items in the Landmark marketplace. It also shut down any talk of a fan-fuelled resurrection, explaining "Daybreak Game Company will retain all of the code and data from Landmark , [and] will not license or authorize the operation of an emulator or fan-operated server". (more...)
Razer Showcases 'Project Valerie' A Laptop With Three 17 Inch Screens Razer Showcases 'Project Valerie' A Laptop With Three 17 Inch Screens
- January 07, 2017

Razer is at CES 2017 showing off its new tech, including its Chroma-enabled Project Ariana projector. The monitors are also firmly attached to the laptop, having the same build quality as the overall Razer Blade Pro. On regards of its internal specs and features, however, it will take on to the Razer Blade Pro with the same 6th-generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, although it is possible that it can run on the latest 7th-gen Core line up of Intel. (more...)
January security patch now available for Google Nexus & Pixel devices
- January 07, 2017

One month ago Google's Product Forum was filled with users which were complaining that once Android 7.1.1 Nougat is installed, the device starts randomly shutting down even though there might be around 50 percent of battery life. The update will not, however, include Google Assistant and the Pixel's Night Light. The tech giant reported that the January security patch would offer fixes for 95 vulnerabilities. (more...)
First Look at Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel First Look at Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel "Black"
- January 06, 2017

Standard on all Ram Rebel Black editions will be black wheels, black interior bezels, black heated seats with black Rebel embroidery and Light Slate Gray accent stitching. There's a new version of the Ram 1500 Rebel, though sadly it isn't the Hellcat-powered TRX that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] teased us with last fall. (more...)
Microsoft talks plans for 2017; Project Scorpio, Xbox Live updates, and more
- January 06, 2017

While the Playstation 4 line has had the advantage over the Xbox One ever since both consoles launched in 2013, both in terms of sales and graphics (mainly attributed to the Playstation 4 having a better selection of games and having a higher resolution), the Xbox One Scorpio is definitely a big investment by Microsoft. (more...)
Honor 6x: An Affordable Phone That Will Become iPhone 7's Worst Nightmare Honor 6x: An Affordable Phone That Will Become iPhone 7's Worst Nightmare
- January 06, 2017

For selfies, the Honor 6X comes equipped with an 8MP front camera. On the outside, the Honor 6X punches above its weight with an aluminium chassis, which the firm claims "has been created to withstand rigid product testing". Nowadays, a phone's camera is very important because it is used most of the time to take pictures. The Moto G4 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, while the Moto G4 Plus has a 16-megapixel rear camera, also with an aperture of f/2.0. (more...)
Disney recalls Minnie and Mickey sweatshirts Disney recalls Minnie and Mickey sweatshirts
- January 06, 2017

The infant hoodies, which sport mouse ears - and, in Minnie's case, a polkadot bow - were sold exclusively at Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, California; Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California; and on the Shop Disney Parks app . (more...)
Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) Given "Buy" Rating at Laidlaw
- January 06, 2017

Over the period of 6 months, Insider Purchases show a total of 70 transaction in which 2289980 shares were traded. Rhumbline Advisers reported 330,221 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. On 11/30/2016 Phillip Md Et Al Frost, CEO, bought 1,800 with an average share price of $10.40 per share and the total transaction amounting to $18,720.00. (more...)