Electronics


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...)
Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch
- April 18, 2018

Like numerous iPhone X-like notched Android devices that are now hitting the market, the notch in question appears smaller, quite likely because it doesn't house the exotic 3D facial recognition technology found in the iPhone X notch. (more...)
'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Reportedly Cuts Campaign for Multiplayer Focus 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Reportedly Cuts Campaign for Multiplayer Focus
- April 18, 2018

Activision refuses to comment on this latest development, but based on previous Call of Duty games, it doesn't seem all that unlikely. Neither of these rumors have yet to be confirmed by Activision and we don't see that happening any time soon. (more...)
Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too
- April 17, 2018

With Facebook Analytics, websites and apps can better understand how its audience make use of their services. He cited Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , Amazon and Pinterest as only five examples of platforms known to be surveilling users. Zuckerberg , Facebook's chief executive, "severely contradicted critical factual positions" that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the ... (more...)
Shock as Blitzboks fail to medal, NZ take gold at Games Shock as Blitzboks fail to medal, NZ take gold at Games
- April 16, 2018

Scotland and Wales men lost their final pool matches, to South Africa and Fiji, and face each other in one of the games to decide 5th to 8th place on Sunday. The victor will face Australia in the final. Under the pump throughout the first half, Australia conceded a penalty with less than a minute until halftime, with the Kiwis taking a quick tap and scoring on the left through Michaela Blyde. (more...)
Make Way for Kylie Jenner and Stormi in Their New Fendi Stroller Make Way for Kylie Jenner and Stormi in Their New Fendi Stroller
- April 15, 2018

According to TMZ , Kris Jenner is already there, and Kim and Kourtney are expected to fly out tomorrow and Friday. Kylie was all smiles in her denim jacket featuring a plaid print on the collar and a yellow "The Power of Dreams" design on the back. (more...)
Apple pouches Google search chief after Siri set-backs
- April 07, 2018

The move will see Giannandrea head up Apple's AI and machine learning division, where he will report directly into CEO Tim Cook . The former senior vice president of Engineering section, Giannandrea joined Google back in 2010. This news , first reported by The New York Times , comes after the executive announced to step down from his role at Google . Both firms have employed hundreds of researchers working across different domains that frequently publishes substantive papers ... (more...)
Women Trying to Save Man's Life Ordered Out of Sumo Ring Women Trying to Save Man's Life Ordered Out of Sumo Ring
- April 06, 2018

The referee's announcement, aired through loud speakers at the gymnasium, rekindled public criticism and prompted Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku to later issue a statement of apology. Women practice sumo wrestling, but are barred from competing professionally due to this rule. The mayor was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery to stop the bleeding, according to the local reports and is now in a stable condition. (more...)
Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018 Who is Gururaja? Truck driver's son opens India's account at CWG 2018
- April 06, 2018

Malaysia's Muhammad Azroy Hazalwa Izhar Ahmad won gold after lifting a total of 261 kg (117 kg in snatch and 144 in clean and jerk) to further create a Commonwealth Games record. A debutant at the quadrennial multi-sport spectacle , Gururaja achieved a total lift of 249kg, which is also his personal best at the Carrara Sports Arena in Gold Coast . (more...)
Apple is experimenting with touchless gestures and curved screen iPhones
- April 05, 2018

It's unclear if Apple sees any additional benefit in ergonomics by going a different direction with its curves, or this is simply a measure meant to preemptively stop people from saying it copied Samsung. According to Bloomberg , Apple will be developing its processors for the Mac as early as 2020, doing away with current Intel processors powering the product. (more...)
Marvel's Spider-Man Has a Release Date Marvel's Spider-Man Has a Release Date
- April 05, 2018

Additionally, it's been revealed that Insomniac's Spider-Man will be flush with new Spidey-suits that will be crafted by a "suit mechanic", which is essentially a way of saying that the game will allow you to upgrade and add new features to your suit. (more...)
Tom Brady shows his support for MI in Final Four Tom Brady shows his support for MI in Final Four
- April 05, 2018

Those were the words of Loyola Chicago's head coach Porter Moser after his team relinquished a double digit lead and bowed to the University of MI in the 2018 NCAA Final Four, 69-57. Custer scored seven straight points for Loyola at one point to put the Ramblers up 41-31 with 14:08 remaining. Backup point guard Jaaron Simmons made a 3, and Duncan Robinson hit another a few minutes later to cut the Wolverines' deficit to 45-42 with 10 minutes left. (more...)
Google considers launching a mid-range Pixel phone this summer
- April 05, 2018

The tech companies have explored how smart speakers like the Google Home , Amazon Echo , and other devices could monitor more of what we say and do to target ads or product recommendations to us, according to their patent applications filed with the U.S. (more...)
Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh
- April 05, 2018

However, Fortify Rights documented other arrivals-by-sea of Rohingya refugees in both Malaysia and Thailand in 2018, including a boat that arrived in Thailand in February 2018. In the meantime, he estimated Can$150 million in annual aid is needed over the next four years to provide assistance, education and supporting infrastructure in more than a dozen refugee camps in Bangladesh near the Myanmar border. (more...)