Electronics


The Cloverfield Paradox Launches on Netflix Following Trailer Unveiling The Cloverfield Paradox Launches on Netflix Following Trailer Unveiling
- February 09, 2018

It would appear, however, that J.J. Abrams - whose "Bad Dog" production company has been closely involved in the making of all three Cloverfield films - has far grander, and one would also argue more misguided plans for this growing franchise, which brings us neatly on to The Cloverfield Paradox . (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Olympics, officials say Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Olympics, officials say
- February 08, 2018

North Korea's official KCNA news agency confirmed on Monday that Kim Yong Nam , president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, would attend the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday in South Korea's alpine resort town of Pyeongchang . (more...)
Facebook: Users spent 50M fewer hours per day at end of '17 Facebook: Users spent 50M fewer hours per day at end of '17
- February 03, 2018

While it is hard to pin down exactly what led to the lower engagement numbers, they may be due to the company's shift away from news and general saturation in the social media marketplace, said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst at Tirias Research . (more...)
WhatsApp new Android update is available only for the 8.0 Oreo WhatsApp new Android update is available only for the 8.0 Oreo
- February 03, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo on the Essential Phone first became available around the same time as 8.1 started hitting Pixel devices , but the company was quick to confirm that it would be launching that update after 8.0 was finalized. Huawei is rolling out this update Over the Air. Do keep in mind that this mode will not work with any app, a particular app needs to support PiP mode, it will work with Chrome and VLC, for example, but it won't work with a regular YouTube app, as you need to have ... (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5 Series will be on 27 Feb at MWC 2018 Asus Zenfone 5 Series will be on 27 Feb at MWC 2018
- February 03, 2018

Asus has confirmed on Twitter that it is unveiling its ZenFone 5 series at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 ( MWC 2018 ) to be held in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1. The phone packs with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac support and runs on Android 8.0 Out of the box. The Asus ZenFone 5 Lite, on the other hand, was certified in Russian Federation. (more...)
Japan's messaging app Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange Japan's messaging app Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange
- February 03, 2018

The information technology (IT) industry at home and overseas expects that Line will link the digital currency trading function with its various platforms like simple payment service Line Pay. The company claims the global transaction volume from the digital wallet reached $4 million previous year. The company will provide, to more than 200 million users, a new and unique experience related to cryptocurrencies and its interesting market. (more...)
Samsung looks to get into cryptocurrency mining game with specially designed chips Samsung looks to get into cryptocurrency mining game with specially designed chips
- February 02, 2018

And whilst Samsung said that its display panel business, which makes OLED and LCD screens, saw increased shipments of OLED panels for premium smartphones, it LCD panels profitability took a hit due to weak seasonality, which dampened sales and average selling prices. (more...)
Jaguar I-Pace set for 2018 Geneva auto show debut Jaguar I-Pace set for 2018 Geneva auto show debut
- February 01, 2018

The news came by way of yet another JLR teaser video, this one showing the by-now-familiar camouflaged I-Pace prototype in wintry conditions at a test site in Arjeplog, Sweden. Ahead of the I-Pace's long-awaited premiere, the Tata Motors-owned marque has made a decision to drop new details to ease the wait and get more people excited about the first Jag to come without a combustion engine. (more...)
Nintendo Switch exceeds lifetime sales of Wii U in just nine months Nintendo Switch exceeds lifetime sales of Wii U in just nine months
- February 01, 2018

Following Super Mario Odyssey , Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 7.33 million copies, and The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild sold 6.7 million. The rest of the world contributed 5.2 million units. Since its launch in March 2017 the Switch has sold 14.9 million units, while the Wii U only sold 13.6 million units from its launch in 2012 until it was discontinued in 2017. (more...)
Super Bowl 52 - Who Do You Want and Think Will Win Super Bowl 52 - Who Do You Want and Think Will Win
- January 31, 2018

Someone placed a "multimillion dollar" bet on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, changing the point spread just days after the team swept the NFC Championship, MGM's sports bookmaker said. Although he's still in concussion protocol, his teammates enjoyed his presence on the practice field. He's also going to get more money than Tom Brady after being traded from the Patriots to the 49ers the day before Halloween. (more...)
How a Fitness Tracking App Exposed US Military Secrets How a Fitness Tracking App Exposed US Military Secrets
- January 30, 2018

Since 2015, Strava has published a global heat map detailing the activity of its 27 million global users, based on their uploaded GPS data. Ruser, who is studying global security and Middle Eastern studies at Australian National University, said he noticed the fitness activity "pretty much the second I scrolled over Syria ". (more...)
Wayne Taylor Racing goes for another Rolex 24 Hours victory Wayne Taylor Racing goes for another Rolex 24 Hours victory
- January 29, 2018

Both two-car teams finished first and second in their respective classes. The team was three laps behind leader Filipe Albuquerque of Action Express Racing when Alonso pulled off pit road. "I've been coming here straight since '75", said Garcia. "It just makes me stronger and for sure it's going to be much better for the rest of the season". (more...)
Fakhar Zaman's brilliant batting in final T20 vs New Zealand Fakhar Zaman's brilliant batting in final T20 vs New Zealand
- January 29, 2018

Pakistan thus levelled the series 1-1 after the hosts won the first match by seven wickets at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Earlier, Pakistan opted to bat and put up a strong total of 181 for 6. Pakistan could not claim the second wicket until the 13th over but Martin Guptill and Anaru Kitchen's cautious approach meant that only 84 runs were on the board until then. (more...)
Microsoft Says First-Party Titles Will Be Permanent Part of Game Pass Microsoft Says First-Party Titles Will Be Permanent Part of Game Pass
- January 28, 2018

From their point of view, it's pointless to sell Xbox products because their new Game Pass announcement will cut into software sales. Xbox players can begin downloading " Shadow Warrior " for free from february 1 to february 28. Unlike its sequel, the game runs at 60 FPS on Xbox One . They have gone as far as saying they "don't understand why one should still sell Microsoft consoles". (more...)
South Korea bans anonymous accounts from cryptocurrency trade South Korea bans anonymous accounts from cryptocurrency trade
- January 26, 2018

Many believe these declines can be attributed to fears over regulation. The analysts concluded that cryptocurrencies are too volatile to function as a store of value, and too inefficient to replace traditional currencies. However, it's fair to say that not all cryptocurrency traders particularly care if their names are attached to their accounts. It could also serve as a database to help impose transaction-related taxes on exchanges: The South Korean government said earlier this week that ... (more...)
Apple patches Meltdown for older versions of MacOS Apple patches Meltdown for older versions of MacOS
- January 25, 2018

The company then patched the Spectre flaws (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) in a separate security update released on January 8 , 2018, for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, iOS 11.2.2, and Safari 11.0.2. The update means more Mac users will be safe from a vulnerability that affects hundreds of millions of chips made by Intel over the past twenty years. (more...)
New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers
- January 25, 2018

SolarWorld , which pushed for tariffs along with Suniva , is a USA -based subsidiary of a German company. The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates the tariffs will eliminate some 23,000 jobs this year. The Georgia-based company argued it could not compete with the cheap imports that have caused panel prices to fall more than 30 percent since 2016. "The penetration of solar in the US will continue". (more...)
Apple's HomePod will be available in Australia from 9 February Apple's HomePod will be available in Australia from 9 February
- January 24, 2018

The Apple HomePod , an internet-connected speaker featuring voice assistant Siri , will go on sale this Saturday in Australia, with pre-orders arriving and speakers appearing in stores on February 9. Now, Apple has revealed that the device is ready to take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home . The device features a large woofer and seven beam-forming tweeters arrayed 360 degrees around the HomePod's body. (more...)
Google Play Books now offers audiobooks Google Play Books now offers audiobooks
- January 24, 2018

And, unlike Audible , Google isn't asking users to buy into any kind of a subscription service to listen to the books. Google audiobook library is Cross Platform across Android , iOS , and the web, as well as devices that support the Google Assistant , such as Google Home speakers. (more...)
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...)