Technology


Baidu and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI and the internet of things
- November 28, 2017

The partnership, which was revealed at Xiaomi's first developer conference in Beijing, will see the companies explore opportunities to collaborate on areas such as voice recognition, deep learning, conversational AI, and computer vision. Baidu has strong technological fundamentals in AI systems, with our conversational AI system DuerOS, to support the development of the IoT industry. Kirk Boodry, an analyst with New Street Research, said Baidu's AI and software expertise provided "a good ... (more...)
Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp with latest update Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp with latest update
- November 28, 2017

WhatsApp has released version 2.17.81 of its software for iOS, the operating system which powers iPhones and iPads. The much-needed YouTube feature will surely be helpful for many users. Now if one wants to send an audio message then just press on the mic button for starting the recording, the moment the mic button is pressed a padlock UI element would soon come up along the right-hand side of the chat window screen allowing one to slide up and lock the recording session on its own without ... (more...)
Part Of Anil Kapoor's Office Demolished Over Illegal Construction Part Of Anil Kapoor's Office Demolished Over Illegal Construction
- November 28, 2017

Apparently, a legal notice regarding the same was sent to Anil Kapoor's office in September but nobody responded. According to a report in Mid-day, the civic officials have given statements for the same. The office cabin and a part of the office was removed. A person working in the office commented that the BMC officials had sent a notice 15 days before they visited and demolished. (more...)
Marvel Heroes Omega Has Shut Down Early Marvel Heroes Omega Has Shut Down Early
- November 28, 2017

Featuring an original storyline created by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis, players collect and play as iconic Marvel Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more. It released to mixed reviews, with an aggregate Metacritic score of 59/100 before relaunching to a new aggregate of 81/100. Players noted that Gazillion had missed several community updates and that community managers had disappeared from the game's message boards. (more...)
Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials
- November 28, 2017

Many DVRs include a feature that lets you quickly skip through the ads so you can spend more time enjoying your favorite show, but the latest update to Plex DVR makes things even easier. Once that is installed you will have a "Remove Commercial" option in the Plex Server Settings for Live TV and DVR. Portion of your recordings detected as commercials will be completely removed from your video files. (more...)
Some Pixel 2 / XL phones reboot randomly. This could be the reason Some Pixel 2 / XL phones reboot randomly. This could be the reason
- November 28, 2017

These include a weird issue with random reboots. Largely a mystery. Well, until earlier this week at least. "Obviously, leaving LTE off is not feasible, but hopefully it points Google in the right direction for fixing this", the user wrote in a forum post on the Pixel User Community. (more...)
YouTube Go sheds beta tag, still limited to select markets YouTube Go sheds beta tag, still limited to select markets
- November 28, 2017

For starters, YouTwist allows users to rotate their phones to access a grid of YouTube videos. Google aimed YouTube Go at those users who are unable to access high-speed internet and 4G smartphones. However, it seems the app is not available in every region. Well, there are no official words if at all the app will hit the App store or not. We are not sure on that yet. (more...)
Global quarterly VR headset shipments achieve new record Global quarterly VR headset shipments achieve new record
- November 28, 2017

And these figures are just for Q3 2017, Q4 may reveal even higher numbers due to the aggressive pricing strategies that these three companies have implemented for Black Friday, with Oculus Rift dropped to $349/£349 , PlayStation VR bundles starting from $299 - plus big name titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR - and HTC Vive offering bundles with free videogames and the Deluxe Audio Strap. (more...)
Microsoft Learn Chinese for iOS Launches: AI-Powered Teaching Assistant Microsoft Learn Chinese for iOS Launches: AI-Powered Teaching Assistant
- November 28, 2017

The AI kicks in to allow you some freedom in expressing yourself. "You think you know Chinese, but if you meet a Chinese person and you want to speak Chinese, there is no way you can do it if you have not practiced", said Microsoft's Yan Xia in a blog post . (more...)
Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update
- November 28, 2017

A few months since Google unveiled its newest Android version, Oreo, the mobile operating system has finally started to roll out to Sony Xperia devices. A notable aspect of Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps the device to recover from constant bootloops. There is also redesigned app shortcuts which allow easy access to actions menus by long pressing the app icon. (more...)
House committee issues show-cause order vs Sereno lawyers House committee issues show-cause order vs Sereno lawyers
- November 28, 2017

The Supreme Court en banc, except for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "who is recused", has allowed Associate Justice Teresita De Castro to testify at the hearing being conducted by the House Committee on Justice on the impeachment complaint against Sereno. (more...)
Upcoming Galaxy S9, LG G7 may be announced in January Upcoming Galaxy S9, LG G7 may be announced in January
- November 28, 2017

The company hasn't revealed which these other markets are going to be. Burgundy Red S8s can now be purchased in Korea today, November 28th, and it will roll out to "select markets" later on. Apart from the company's flagship lines, the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note, Samsung is also releasing the Android 8.0 to its other series of devices including the Galaxy A, Galaxy J, Galaxy C, Galaxy On Max, and the Galaxy Tab lineup. (more...)
Essential Phone gets a big discount in Amazon's Cyber Monday sale Essential Phone gets a big discount in Amazon's Cyber Monday sale
- November 28, 2017

Today only, and in light of Cyber Monday, Amazon is now offering the Essential Phone for a ridiculously low $399. If you're unfamiliar, the Essential phone was launched by the founder of Android, Andy Rubin, earlier this year. Reports have suggested the phone hasn't been selling well, so these new price points might help Essential increase its consumer base. In total, Amazon says you're saving $221.98 with the bundle, which definitely makes this deal worth a look if you've been ... (more...)
Investors Buy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) on Weakness Investors Buy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSM) on Weakness
- November 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. If the $45.14 price target is reached, the company will be worth $10.56B more. BIOL's SI was 1.74 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Barclays Capital maintained Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) on Monday, March 14 with "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, July 31. (more...)
Top carbon-fiber maker Toray says tire parts unit falsified inspection data Top carbon-fiber maker Toray says tire parts unit falsified inspection data
- November 28, 2017

Toray Hybrid Cord re-wrote quality tests before shipping products to 13 companies, including tyre makers and vehicle parts makers. Corporate Japan's credibility hit another low after Toray Industries , one of Japan's biggest materials manufacturers, joined a list of companies admitting to falsifying data. (more...)
'Nioh: Complete Edition' To Get Keyboard And Mouse Support 'Nioh: Complete Edition' To Get Keyboard And Mouse Support
- November 28, 2017

The patch will arrive on November 30. The PC version of the game dubbed "The Complete Edition " includes all the DLC for Nioh released till now on PS4 Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed's End. I bet for a game like Nioh some may opt for a controller to play the action-adventure game set during an alternate feudal Japan, but in my opinion, having extra options like M&K support never hurts. (more...)
BMW starts building new battery facility BMW starts building new battery facility
- November 28, 2017

To be located in the automaker's hometown of Munich, Germany, the lab will open in early 2019 and develop technologies to be used across the portfolio of BMW Group brands. Battery cells are a key technology on the road to emission-free mobility. It will focus on developing the battery performance, as well as lifespan and charging capabilities, while keeping battery costs low. (more...)
Xiaomi R1 With 18:9 Bezel-Less Display Spotted In The Wild Xiaomi R1 With 18:9 Bezel-Less Display Spotted In The Wild
- November 28, 2017

Going by the recent tweet by Jain, it is soon going to launch "Desh ka Smartphone" in India which suggests that it is going to be a budget offering with huge battery life. Word on the street is that Xiaomi R1 will be priced around ¥1,499 ($227/€191/Rs 14,636). But now according to a new report, Xiaomi will be launching a new series of smartphone feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display. (more...)
2 sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash 2 sailors from Florida, 1 from Louisiana die in crash
- November 28, 2017

Joseph Central High School in Pittsfield. US and Japanese ships searched for the three missing sailors. "Their service and sacrifice will be lasting", said Vice Adm. Chialastri, a native of Louisiana, was assigned to Ronald Reagan. Grosso was assigned to Ronald Reagan. The Navy ended a search and rescue effort by US and Japanese aircraft and ships two days after the crash, after covering almost 1,000 square nautical miles. (more...)
Forza Horizon Developer Working On An Open-World RPG Forza Horizon Developer Working On An Open-World RPG
- November 28, 2017

Having previously specialised in racing games through the successful Forza franchise, PlayGround Games has confirmed to GamesIndustry .biz that it is expanding into a second 200-person studio - doubling its overall headcount - which will be working on the company's first non-racing title, an as-yet unnamed action role-playing game (ARPG) set in an open world. (more...)
Rcom cracks 9% on 'premature' action by CDB Rcom cracks 9% on 'premature' action by CDB
- November 28, 2017

According to various bankers, Chinese lenders account for around 45 percent of the loans to Reliance Communications. The CDB bank filed the case before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on November 24. It said that China Development Bank was "actively participating" in the joint lenders forum that restructured RCom's debt under the strategic debt restructuring (SDR) rules. (more...)
OnePlus 5T to go on open sale today via Amazon, OnePlus stores OnePlus 5T to go on open sale today via Amazon, OnePlus stores
- November 28, 2017

To recall, the smartphone was made available in two early access sales on 21st and 24th of this month. Amazon India is also giving an array of discounts and data benefits along with the OnePlus as part of its introductory offer. The latest smartphone will receive the latest Open Beta for Android Oreo in late December. Powering the phone is Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC that is paired with Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. (more...)
There's A New iOS 11 Autocorrect Bug Making Its Rounds There's A New iOS 11 Autocorrect Bug Making Its Rounds
- November 28, 2017

Apple may have fixed the issue that prevented iPhone owners from typing the word "I" but there are more problems yet to be fixed. If the user taps the space bar, it'll automatically autocorrect "it" to "I.T" - even if the user did not tap the QuickType suggestion. (more...)
Apple Posts iPhone X Videos Promoting Face ID and Animoji Apple Posts iPhone X Videos Promoting Face ID and Animoji
- November 28, 2017

Others were quick to add their own songs to the mix, with a variety of now available Animoji figures. One Face ID video is a broad introduction to the iPhone X, Face ID, and using Apple Pay with Face ID. Decide for yourself below. The other two Face ID videos have a narrower focus. Among these, Apple also released a daydream-induced ad encouraging viewers to buy Apple products as gifts to “move someone” with an elaborate dance number features music from Sam Smith. (more...)
Humble's Lovely Platformer, A Hat in Time, Makes its Way to Consoles Humble's Lovely Platformer, A Hat in Time, Makes its Way to Consoles
- November 28, 2017

Its 3,000 Steam reviews give it an overwhelmingly positive rating - that's not something to shake a stick at. Her adventure is halted when all her fuel, the Time Pieces, is lost and scattered across a nearby planet. The release date announcements comes alongside a video detailing some of A Hat in Time's critical reception, including glowing comments from PCGamer, Destructoid, Eurogamer, and Twitch streamer Vinny from Vinesauce, just to name a few. (more...)
Investors Sell Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) on Strength After Insider Selling Investors Sell Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) on Strength After Insider Selling
- November 28, 2017

That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 56.29 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. Finally, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Advanced Micro Devices during the fourth quarter worth approximately $147,000. (more...)
Ishaan Khatter wins Best Actor Award for Beyond The Clouds Ishaan Khatter wins Best Actor Award for Beyond The Clouds
- November 28, 2017

After featuring as the lead actor in Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds , the actor bagged Karan Johar's film Dhadak opposite Janhvi Kapoor which is a remake of Marathi blockbuster film Sairat. The movie is based in Mumbai and revolves around the lives of common people. "And many more to come...." A leading daily quoted, "The movie was screened at the recently held 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival organised by the Bogazici Cinema Association and the Istanbul Media Academy". (more...)
Analysts Review: Sirius XM Holdings I (SIRI)
- November 28, 2017

Finally, Concorde Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Sirius XM Holdings during the first quarter worth $128,000. Sirius XM Holdings Inc.'s institutional ownership is 20.6%, while its institutional transactions stand at -3.05%. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. now has a "Sell" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. (more...)
The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) Shares Bought by Hosking Partners LLP
- November 28, 2017

The institutional investor held 331,296 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $14.23 million, up from 258,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. NA now owns 20,255 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $870,000 after buying an additional 1,713 shares during the period. Williams Jones & Associate Limited Liability Company invested in 260,490 shares. (more...)
Eagles coach gets contract extension Eagles coach gets contract extension
- November 28, 2017

He subsequently masterminded qualification to the 2018 World Cup with one game to spare after comfortably navigating a "Group of Death" that included Cameroon, Algeria and Zambia. The decision represents a major vote of confidence in the coach, as several Nigerian coaches have left their post for various reasons in the aftermath of the World Cup. (more...)