Thursday, 18 July 2019
Latest news
Home » Electronics


Introducing the Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4


The controller is flat and 40 percent smaller compared to Sony's iconic joystick and lacks the touchpad, the light bar, the speaker and even a headset jack. Due to the compact dimensions without some of the capabilities of the DualShock 4 . I'll certainly consider buying one as a second pad. Between Knack 2 , the Crash Bandicoot remake and an endless stream of Lego games, the PlayStation 4 has plenty of games to keep the kids going, but the hardware itself is still fairly adult-oriented. Read More »

IPhone X units might not be sufficient for first weekend sales


The process instead is meant to let upgraders complete the loan eligibility process through Apple (which relies on Citizens One behind the scenes) before the official pre-order period kicks off at 12:01 am PDT on Friday, October 27. In related news, insider Luca Maestri sold 2,300 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.13, for a total value of $5,000,861.25. Read More »

Tech companies form coalition to support American immigrant 'dreamers'


It is possible that plans to launch the group could change. The push comes after President Donald Trump made a decision to let the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) program expire in March. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called the it "particularly cruel". "We stand together to fight for the continued protection of all the young people with and eligible for DACA", the presidents of the state's 15 community colleges and Tommy Chang, the superintendent of Boston Public ... Read More »

Alphabet's 'Project Loon' restores basic communication in Puerto Rico

The island's wireless and broadband communications networks were devastated after Hurricane Maria made landfall last month. "Working with AT&T, Project Loon is now supporting basic communication and internet activities like sending text messages and accessing information online for some people with LTE enabled phones". Read More »

Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks


A Bungie blog post says that a fix is planned for the first week of November and that Trials of the Nine is set to return on November 3. Today's no different: Destiny 2 will be down from 09:00 to 12:00 Pacific time, which equates to 17:00 to 21:00 United Kingdom time. Read More »

Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 six months after launching Bixby 1.0


Over the past months, Samsung has added over 200 more languages to the Bixby Voice Assistant along with more Android devices. Let's dive into the announcement, though! OK, so what does that mean? However, several months later, there hasn't been much traction and competition from the likes of Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Google's Assistant is getting much more fierce. Read More »

Samsung's Latest Camera Promises High-Quality Virtual Reality At a 'Reasonable' Price


The Samsung Gear 360 app integrated with the device for editing and sharing from a compatible paired smartphone. The camera has 17 lenses, eight stereo speakers positioned horizontally and a single vertically positioned lens. Samsung will launch this impressive device later in October in America. The success of the camera in the United States of America will define its release in other countries of the world. Read More »

Logitech Unveils UE Blast, Megablast Speakers With Amazon Alexa Integration


The thing is the UE Blast and Megablast don't come cheap at all, fetching $229.99 and $299.99 respectively, with pre-orders underway already, and deliveries starting sometime in late October. That means that you can take Alexa on the move with you, giving you a distinct advantage over a speaker like the new Sonos One. The company has also launched an optional charging dock which will further let users play music while the device is still charging. Read More »

Nissan suspends Japanese production line due to faulty inspections

An internal investigation at Nissan had actually revealed that for at least 20 years the automaker had not been following appropriate procedures for final inspections needed by Japan's transport ministry of all vehicles sold in the nation, NHK reported, without pointing out any sources . Read More »

Facebook rolls out 'Explore Feed' to help users find new content


Facebook is largest social media platform with an audience of 2 billion, but it's eager to find new ways to keep those users engaged and inside its ecosystem as its platform continues to mature. Explore Feed does not display random content, however. The content will be based on those topics that you have liked previously or the ones those are popular among your friends. Read More »

Facebook Testing News Subscriptions, But Not on iOS


The new subscription sales tool, developed under the aegis of Facebook's Journalism Project and announced in a blog post on Thursday, is integrated with Facebook's Instant Articles . Facebook says many publishers saw subscriptions as an essential priority and requested the ability to control the paywall and the earning generated from the subscription system. Read More »

Facebook Messenger users can now send/receive money through PayPal


Meanwhile, PayPal also introduced a customer service bot for Messenger, allowing you to seamlessly receive payment and account support directly in the messaging app. This app is bundled with the highly popular social media platform and it enables users to get in touch with whoever they want. You can add PayPal as your funding source starting today. Read More »

Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating


A survey of 640,000 consumers showed all new or updated models are more likely than prior models to develop engine problems, jerky transmissions or suffer failures in high-tech features. However, the magazine noted that owners of Tesla Model S have reported their car's reliability has improved, giving the EV sedan its first "above average" rating. Read More »

Ten midsize cars earn good passenger-side crash test ratings from IIHS


Four managed "acceptable" while two were "marginal" and one "poor". Ten out of 13 midsize cars tested earn a good rating, while one is acceptable and two earn a marginal rating. The Vokswagen Passat and the Chevy Malibu , on the other hand, had marginal ratings due to insufficient airbag protection. As past IIHS tests have shown, the small front overlap, which sends a auto into a barrier meant to simulate hitting a telephone pole or tree, proved to be problematic for automakers. Read More »

Digging Up the Facts on General Motors Company (GM)


Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 75,771,499 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $881,979,000 after acquiring an additional 391,692 shares in the last quarter. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $12.44. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Ford Motor in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Read More »

The Apple Mac mini may not be dead after all


It's hard to guess how Apple is planning to go about the upgrade for the Mac Mini , but if we are to believe Tim Cook then we shall find out soon. Amazingly Cook responded with an email of his own. Our customers have found so many creative and interesting uses for it. The Mac Mini packs 4th generation Intel processors alongside 4 GB of RAM and Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics. Read More »

Verizon reports wireless and wireline revenues down in third quarter


Egalet Corp (NASDAQ:EGLT) has declined 46.67% since October 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 7,651,193 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $372,996,000 after acquiring an additional 133,038 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum within three years


Ardern, who only assumed office as the Labour leader on August 1, said the Green Party is still undertaking internal approval process before making a decision whether to join the Labour-led government. When she takes office, she faces a fractious coalition of Labour MPs, Greens and the nine MPs in Mr Peters's nationalist New Zealand First party, which campaigned against immigration, land and... Read More »

'Floored' Mohammad Amir responds to Virat Kohli's 'toughest' bowler praise


It is not the first time that Kohli has praised Amir and a year ago had gifted the pacer a bat before the India-Pakistan contest in the World T20 in 2016. "He has the best strike rate and average while chasing so he is also the biggest challenge for bowlers around the world". At Wankhede Stadium , as India warmed up for their next assignment, Arjun bowled a few deliveries to India skipper Virat Kohli. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Will Support Video Capture


But the Switch launched with the ability to take screenshots and a promise that video recording would arrive at a later date. It's so easy to! Once your Switch has installed its shiny new update, holding down the capture button will save a video of your last 30 seconds of play. Read More »

Activision patents matchmaking system that encourages players to spend more


The patent was only just granted, which is why we are starting to hear about It now. This put some fans in heavy concern about ethics, although the publisher made it clear that the system was never put into use. The new system will locate another veteran sniper and match their game. Seeing other players in some fancy cosmetic gear always makes you jealous on some level ( Overwatch does this particularly well), but at least that change is cosmetic. Read More »

Facebook buys positive feedback app TBH

It lets users anonymously answer multiple-choice questions about friends, which are then collated to send positive feedback to the friend. Last month, the app hit the top of Apple's free downloads chart in the App Store. Users are alerted every time someone picks them in a poll, and each vote earns them a gem that functions as a sort of in-app currency to unlock new questions. Read More »

Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk

Anyway, if you've not heard, a security researcher today disclosed a massive vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol that is used to encrypt Wi-Fi traffic. A security researcher by the name of Mathy Vanhoef has discovered serious vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available to everyone


The update is being rolled out gradually, so there's a good chance your PC won't be getting the update right away. However, if you click that link from a Windows device you will be redirected to the Media Creation Tool page . Choose Advanced Options again, and from here you can control download and upload settings, as well as put a cap on how much you'll upload per month. Read More »

Sony Division Plans to Publish Games for Switch and PC


In order to break away from solely producing exclusives, Sony Music Entertainment will now operate a brand new division dedicated to publishing multi-platform titles. Tiny Metal started out as a Kickstarter project that didn't initially include the Nintendo Switch, and ultimately failed to hit its $50,000 target. Read More »

On Google Maps the opportunity to explore the heavenly bodies

Using the iconic pictures captured by Cassini nearly 20 years ago Google has now added a total of 12 worlds and asteroids that you can now explore in ultra-fine detail. Google allows you to grab the planets and spin them around, so you can view them fully illuminated, or see their dark side with the sun in the background. Read More »

Apple begins shipments of iPhone X


It should be noted that the survey is limited to sales through carrier stores, which may attract more price-focused customers than Apple stores. Another reason for the slow uptick of the iPhone 8 could be the modest promotion by United States carriers, Mr Vinh said. Read More »

DOOM Nintendo Switch release date: Go to Hell this November


For the uninitiated, the original Doom was released by id Software for PC in 1993. There's far more that goes into that decisions (at least we like to think most of the time), but dismal sales for Skyrim and DOOM might start changing Bethesda's perceptions on support for Nintendo's new golden child. Read More »

Polestar One teaser reveals its Volvo Concept Coupe inspiration


The Polestar 1's combined output of 600 horsepower and 737 lb-ft should be enough to do the job on its own, but it also promises physics-bending cornering speeds. "Polestar 3 will come a year later". Furthermore, a carbon fibre body not only lowers the car's centre of gravity, but provides extra stiffness and a double electric rear axle allows the exact amount of power needed can be sent to each wheel for maximum grip. Read More »

Samsung lets loose new tracking device for your kids and pets


Plus, they say it is the first consumer mobile product that uses Narrowband technology or NB-IoT, considered to be more energy-efficient than cellular IoT . If you've given your tag to a child, they can use the tag to send you their location details, or you can set up location alerts to be sent to you periodically to track where they are. Read More »

Resident Evil 7's Free Chris Redfield DLC is Finally Out in December


Resident Evil 7 was all about those creepy, swamp-dwelling hillbillies. He's got more of a beard than I remember from the previous games, so the graphics have something to say this time. The latest DLC will show you what happens if you don't cure Zoe with the latest paid-DLC End of Zoe . Not a Hero is free to any who already own the original game, but End of Zoe will be a separate download for $14.99 United States dollars. Read More »

Mercedes recalls 400000 cars in the United Kingdom over possible airbag fault

Although there have been no reported incidents in the United Kingdom resulting from the fault, there have been 30 cases of accidental airbag deployment in other markets, thankfully with no fatalities recorded thus far. In a bid to maintain the safety of its consumer base and promote safe driving, Mercedes initiated the recall to replace the steering column module clock spring, which, if broken, could trigger an incorrect airbag warning. Read More »

PG&E (PCG) Shares Enter Oversold Territory


These shares are worth $278,720 and were traded at $69.68 each. It has underperformed by 2.80% the S&P500. EPGNF's SI was 94,200 shares in October as released by FINRA. The Company's divisions are Envestnet and Envestnet Yodlee. The Company's Envestnet segment provides unified wealth management software and services empowering financial advisors and institutions. Read More »

Google Explains Why the Pixel 2 Does Not Have a Headphone Jack

Well, we can't blame them as the Google Pixel 2's camera has bagged whopping score of 98 out of 100 on DxOMark . Both devices get a number of improvements over their predecessors. If you want to own one on contract you'll have to go to EE or Carphone Warehouse as the Pixel is exclusive to these suppliers. Google wants to open a new path by better designs. Read More »

Ravens have golden opportunity in Week 5 with Steelers losing


Watt inside, Bohanon pushed cornerback Artie Burns out of the play toward the left sideline and a pulling Cann stood up safety Mike Mitchell in the hole. The Steelers won 31-29. On defense, Pittsburgh hasn't given up 20 points in regulation all year, which lines up perfectly with how Roethlisberger , at 35, seemed intent on playing before Sunday. Read More »

Mitsubishi's E-Evolution is Definitely an Edgy Electric Crossover


Mitsubishi calls it an SUV , but it looks more like a hot coupe to us. The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept is a new-generation high-performance all-electric crossover SUV, and it allows a glimpse of MMC's future. Whether driving around town, on motorways or along winding roads, the system always provides crisp and nimble handling that faithfully mirrors driver intent. Read More »

Google Teams With Nest To Make Your Smart Home More Dynamic


The quality of cognition has also been improved for the Google Assistant, with some 15-odd million voice samples being used to train it. Which is useful for homes with more than one Google Home user. It can now do German, French, Japanese, Korean, and Canadian, both the French and the English kind. Apart from improvements in recognising user voice inputs, the Google Assistant also received a major upgrade to how it generates its own speech as well. Read More »

Lawmakers berate former Equifax CEO over huge data breach


That didn't stop the committee from thrashing Smith and Equifax's failure to protect user data. Equifax revealed last month that it had endured a massive cybersecurity breach in July, potentially exposing the personal information for nearly half of all Americans, including names, dates of birth and social security numbers. Read More »

Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan


Sen. Richard Burr , R-N.C., who is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, went through a number of issues that the investigators have looked into and the breadth of their search. "The Russian active measures efforts did not end on election day 2016", Warner said. One witness the politicians say they have been unable to question is Christopher Steele , a former British spy believed to have compiled a dossier of allegations about Mr Trump's connections to Russian Federation. Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL images, specs, price leaked

The 16:9 screen looks to be similar in dimension with last year's Pixel , and reported to have a 1080p screen. Expected to pack a Snapdragon 835 processor (since there is an alleged delay in Snapdragon 836), the Google Pixel 2 will be made by HTC while the Pixel XL 2 is to be manufactured by LG. Read More »

Sony PlayStation VR now available in India for INR 37990


Unfortunately, Sony is also switching up the cables in this new PSVR , meaning that you won't be able to use this processing unit with existing headsets. If you're wondering what's worth playing on Sony's VR headset, check out our roundup of the best PlayStation VR games . PlayStation VR HDR compatibility is soon on the horizon, with Sony yesterday confirming it will offer a headset that supports the standard. Read More »

New $35 iPhone 7 Dongle Lets You Charge While Listening To Music


Even then, I'd wait for the iPhone X and see what it's going to be like. The combination of the new aspect ratio, the elimination of Touch ID in favor of Face ID, and the use of an LCD rather than an OLED would allow Apple to deliver a reasonably cost-effective and compelling next-generation iPhone in addition to the two expected OLED models . Read More »

Roku Streaming Stick+ has 4K HDR and a rather appealing price tag


Roku Express +: 5x more powerful than its predecessor, option to connect via HDMI or composite A/B ports, starts at $39.99. The Roku Express + is great for classic TVs. It comes with 4K UHD streaming, HD streaming at up 60 FPS, ethernet port, microSD slot, and even a headphone jack on the remote. But the price cut on the Roku Ultra could make it tougher for Apple to win over video streaming fans with its just released player featuring super-sharp "4K" video - a step up from standard ... Read More »