The thought of Facebook launching its own smart speakers is incredibly scary

16 Feb, 2018

The Portal device will come with more social networking functions, and Facebook has signed music licensing contracts with Sony and Universal Music to enrich the device's applications, the sources indicated. As products go, they will compete with Amazon's Echo Show , but may not compete that effectively in terms of price, as at least one of them will be significantly more expensive.

IPhone source code reportedly leaked by Apple intern

11 Feb, 2018

Rusty Carter, VP of Product at Arxan Technologies commented below. An anonymous GitHub user posted Apple's ultra-secret iBoot source code on the internet on Wednesday. However, the original leak was found to be associated with iOS 9, which is a few generations removed from the currently-available iOS 11 . The leaks feature a source code that could potentially expose iPhone devices to risks and hacking.

Apple iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Adds Battery Health Feature, Power Management Option

08 Feb, 2018

The devices affected include the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and SE. The program will be live till December 2018. While newer models like the iPhone 8 is equipped with a much better battery system and it makes it easier for the team to implement a different performance management system which doesn't slow down the phones .

The Nokia 3310 gets updated with 4G LTE

01 Feb, 2018

HMD Global has silently announced a new feature phone . Finnish smartphone maker Nokia made quite a splash at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) past year with its announcement of a number of interesting smartphones. Apart from the new connectivity options and the OS, the phone does not provide much in the way innovation and comes with the same design and core specs - except for the internal storage which has been expanded from 64MB to 512MB.

Pai: Count Me Out on Nationalizing 5G

30 Jan, 2018

The documents call for the creation of the nationwide network within three years, despite the ongoing development of a privately-held network now under construction by companies such as like Samsung, Intel, Nokia, and Huawei. The private option might take longer and cost more , however. The 5G nationalization proposal also is likely to meet strong political headwinds at a time when some people already are concerned about what they see as increased government involvement in everyday ...

Dozens killed in South Korean hospital fire

28 Jan, 2018

The fire started from the first floor emergency room of the hospital at 7.35am and was extinguished at 10.26am, Fire official Choi Man-wu said . Most of the deaths were due to asphyxiation because of smoke inhalation. Rescue teams carry a victim from a hospital after fire in Miryang, South Korea , Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The five-storey Sejong Hospital building reportedly also houses a nursing home.

Apple Says HomePod Uses Less Energy Than An LED Bulb

27 Jan, 2018

And audio? A glorified intercom will do. It wouldn't be wrong to say that the speaker houses advanced technology on the inside that not numerous competitors are offering. This will mean that Apple should be listing the cable cord as an item in the box if it is separate from the HomePod itself. Oddly now its a little lacking in bass, but overall this is more like it.

Acer unveils education-focused Chromebox, Chromebook laptops

25 Jan, 2018

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. However, it is drop tested to 122 cm (48 inches) with a spill-resistant keyboard up to 330ml and compliant with stringent U.S. There are three variants of the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 , in terms of processor. Acer gives the option of speccing the Spin 11 with a Wacom stylus.

Google Play Books now offers audiobooks

25 Jan, 2018

Not only that but if you're using more than one device to play an audiobook , you'll be told if the device you're now listening to is ahead of or behind another device and get the option to jump to the place where that device left off. For instance, you can ask-"Ok Google, stop playing in 20 minutes"-to set a timer for bedtime reading". In addition to single titles, Audible has also been running a popular subscription service for audiobooks.

Swansea Banking Hopes On Jordan Ayew Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

23 Jan, 2018

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal claims the match at the Liberty Stadium will be a meeting of "David versus Goliath". RealSport looks at what Jurgen Klopp can do to maintain this winning streak, and make sure they look ahead of them in the table, not behind.

Additional Testimony From Fusion GPS Co-Founder Has Been Released

21 Jan, 2018

Mr Simpson testified that his firm Fusion GPS , which had been hired by Mr Trump's opponents to find damaging material on him during the 2016 campaign, investigated a claim by his son Eric Trump that the Trump Organisation had access to tens of millions of dollars in Russian funding for their golf courses.

YouTube is officially screwing over small creators

21 Jan, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, YouTube is tightening its control over who can join the Partner Program. YouTube executives said in two blog posts, (one aimed at content creators and the other at advertisers) that channels would only be permitted to run advertisements if they have accumulated a total of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 "watch hours" over the last 12 months.

WhatsApp builds a customer service app for businesses

20 Jan, 2018

WhatsApp Business users can create a business profile and add details like the company's website, location and contact information to it. It also allows businesses to review simple metrics, such as the number of messages sent by their company that have actually been read, according to the company.

Apple's multi-billion dollar response to the Trump tax cuts

18 Jan, 2018

Apple announced in a statement on Wednesday that it plans to accelerate USA investment and create thousands of new jobs . Based on current tax rates, Apple's repatriation tax suggests that the company is planning on moving more than $245 billion back to the US, but the company said in a press release that overseas profits now account for "approximately $75 billion of Apple's direct contribution".

Ford unveils future Ranger pickup for segment rivals dominate

16 Jan, 2018

Ford eliminated its compact truck the Ranger from its lineup in the us during 2011 saying it was because customers were no longer interested enough in buying small trucks. It includes four distinct drive modes – normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Fords all-new Trail Control technology.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Is Available to Download Now on PS4

13 Jan, 2018

Hit's signature attack is Time Skip, an ability that lets him jump forward in time by a tenth of a second. The trailer for the game , which shows Hit, features his striking and lightning-fast moves. In the series, the character has been portrayed as a match for Goku , even in his Super Saiyan Blue form. Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed the PC requirements for their upcoming fighter, giving gamers the heads up on specification requirements before the games open beta release on ...

Kia Niro EV Concept Achieves 238 Miles on a Charge

10 Jan, 2018

Connected cars are also part of Kia's long-term plans. Meanwhile, an all-new fuel cell vehicle is slated to be launched by 2020. A production-ready all-electric version would complete the set and see the company move closer towards Kia and sister brand Hyundai's vow to offer 31 electrified vehicles by 2020.

Can California preserve net neutrality? Lawmakers pledge to try

09 Jan, 2018

Net neutrality-the principal that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet equally and not block, throttle, or charge extra or access to it-has been vital to growth of the Internet. Other states are also considering legislation to re-enact net neutrality rules on a local basis while activists groups and several state attorneys general have sued the FCC to stop the repeal of the rule.

Google Sued Over Bias Claims Against Conservative Employees

09 Jan, 2018

Damore's fellow plaintiff in the class action is another Google employee, a former software engineer named David Gudeman. Damore was sacked five months ago after writing a 3,000-word memo that included the sentence: "I'm simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don't see equal representation of women in tech and leadership".

Hands On with MicroLED TVs, Samsung's Biggest Innovation

09 Jan, 2018

MicroLED screens are also supposed to be more durable and efficient, and they're supposed to set "the standard for future screen technology", according to the company. It packs an 8K resolution regardless of its size. The new technology is a major step forward for Samsung , which has had to compete with LG's dominant OLED displays with its QLED displays, which are essentially highly refined LCD panels.

Xiaomi's Redmi 5 Plus may actually be the Redmi Note 5

21 Dec, 2017

It is also offering SuperCash of up to 4,000 on Mobikwik and subscription of Hungama Play and Hungama Music for 3 and 12 months respectively. The Mi Mix 2 takes the new minimal bezel concept to a whole new level. 10,999 for 4GB/64GB variant on Flipkart during the two day event. Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 can be bought at Rs 1,799, instead of 2,699 during the sale.

Samsung launches Galaxy A8 with dual front camera

19 Dec, 2017

There is a single 16 mega pixel camera on the rear side with f/1.9 aperture. The Galaxy A8 comes with a 5.6-inch FHD+ display while the Galaxy A8+ is bigger, with a larger 6-inch display and the same FHD+ resolution. Both the phones have an all-glass and metal body. Samsung on Tuesday announced the Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus , two phones in its midrange A range. The Galaxy A8 (2018) weighs 172grams, and the A8+ (2018) has a weight of 191grams.

Facebook Now Allows You To 'Mute' Posts From A Friend/Page/Group Temporarily

17 Dec, 2017

In a post on the Facebook Newsroom blog the company wrote: "We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it". The new snooze feature will add to Facebook's already existing features to unfriend and unfollow someone, but has an important distinction that Facebook users should love.

Google's 'Check for update' button will start working in 2018

10 Dec, 2017

It's hard to say in what stage of development this update is in but it's unlikely to be the final build and likely one of the interim betas leading up to it that somehow got leaked. If you are using the device, you can navigate to the device's Settings → About Phone and check for the system update manually from there. If you are not able to receive a push notification via OTA on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone, you can simply search for the new update right from your device.

Google once again blocks YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show

07 Dec, 2017

Like Google, the Amazon statement ended with " hope " for a resolution soon. The power being thrown around by these two giants is the type of conduct that has some talking about the need to break them up by way of anti-trust action. "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon". Unless a truce is reached, YouTube will stop working on Fire TV on January 1. For example, Amazon does not sell Apple TV in its store, nor does it plan to sell Apple HomePod, Apple's smart ...

Google intros Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level phones

07 Dec, 2017

The company announced today that Android Oreo (Go Edition) will be launching alongside Android 8.1. The objective is to reach out to a larger user base and share the recent Android experience even with those who use entry-level devices.

Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama will vie for national championship

04 Dec, 2017

In one of the biggest debates in the four years of the College Football Playoff, the selection committee on Sunday picked Alabama over Ohio State as the last team into the final four. College football fans: I hope you're ready for Alabama-Louisiana Lafayette next season, because the College Football Playoff committee just gave the green light for more snoozers like that one.

Microsoft Will Demolish Its Campus to Build a Mini

30 Nov, 2017

Microsoft Corp. now employs about 47,000 people in 125 buildings in Washington's Puget Sound region. Microsoft now employs 47,000 at its Redmond headquarters . The buildings will be closer together, and parking that is now adjacent will be moved underground. A notable element of the project is Microsoft's plans to construct several underground parking garages with the intention of making the campus car-free and suitable for walking and bicycles.

BMW i8 Roadster and Coupe debut in LA

30 Nov, 2017

The i8 Coupe , which was also showcased at the 2017 LA Auto Show, also gets a facelift for 2018 along with an increase in power. Revisions to the three-cylinder turbo petrol engine powering the rears take power to 227bhp and torque to 236lb ft, and total system output is up by 15bhp at 369bhp.

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Getting Third Android Oreo Beta

24 Nov, 2017

Samsung's rumoured Galaxy S9 has been doing rounds for quite a while and we have come across some interesting facts and figures about this mystical smartphone. The RAM is expected to be bumped from the previous 4GB to 6GB and both the models will offer 64GB of internal storage along with the microSD card slot.

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