Technology


Idea Cellular OKs raising Rs 3250 cr via preferential issue to promoters Idea Cellular OKs raising Rs 3250 cr via preferential issue to promoters
- January 05, 2018

As a outcome of the change in Idea's shareholding following the capital raise, ABG and Vodafone have agreed that the former will buy a minimum of 2.5 percent of the merged entity from the United Kingdom group, or such higher stake required in order for ABG to ultimately own at least 26 percent of the merged entity. (more...)
Japan acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in fight against terrorism: FM Kono Japan acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in fight against terrorism: FM Kono
- January 05, 2018

To another question, he said regional stability was very important and hoped that efforts were being made to achieve durable peace in the region. He said that aggressive escalatory tactics being used by India would not help the prospects of peace and stability in South Asia. (more...)
Why the $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal Could Hurt Apple's Stock Why the $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal Could Hurt Apple's Stock
- January 05, 2018

If users knew that their iPhones were slowing down because of aging batteries, then a lot of them could have gotten the cells replaced instead of buying a new phone, an option that's a whole deal more affordable. In an apology letter written last week, the technology company announced it would be dropping prices by almost two-thirds for anyone with an iPhone 6 model or later. (more...)
Asus ZenFone 4 Max Receives RM100 Discount; Now Retailing at RM699 Asus ZenFone 4 Max Receives RM100 Discount; Now Retailing at RM699
- January 05, 2018

To start with the 5.5-inch variant of the Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL ) which was launched with a price tag of Rs 19,999 is now available for purchase for Rs 14,999. 2018 has just arrived and to celebrate the occasion, Asus is offering a discount on their Zonfone 4 Max phone which comes with excellent battery life and a camera to match. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Variant Leaked a Day Ahead of Official Launch OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Variant Leaked a Day Ahead of Official Launch
- January 05, 2018

Remember those rumors about a sandstone version of the OnePlus 5T ? These three colors in tandem reflect the company's color scheme as a whole, since OnePlus uses red, white, and black in its logo and accessories. It seems OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition will make its way to India ahead of the rumoured launch date. Sadly, the listing did not reveal the pricing of the smartphone. (more...)
January's Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices January's Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices
- January 05, 2018

Portrait mode was the most wanted feature for Nexus and Pixel 2016 users. In doing so, the camera on the Pixel 2 can calculate depth and distinguish between subject (s) in the foreground and background. Unlike Google Pixel and Nexus users that can already download and install this month's security patch, Samsung Galaxy users will have to wait for a little bit longer, perhaps a few more days or a week. (more...)
Instagram Stories soon on WhatsApp too Instagram Stories soon on WhatsApp too
- January 05, 2018

Currently, if you are an Instagram user, you can share your Instagram story on Facebook by linking your account. " New Year's Eve was WhatsApp's biggest messaging day ever, closing out a successful year for the company that included the introduction of several new features". (more...)
Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling video game system in U.S. history
- January 05, 2018

Meanwhile, Sony is yet to release North American holiday sales figures for the PlayStation 4, which sold 14.4 million units worldwide over its first year of availability. The company says that a strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for the console. Not only are these games system-sellers, but theyre also two of the highest-rated games in history. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts getting Oreo update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts getting Oreo update
- January 05, 2018

On Thursday, SamMobile reported that Samsung Electronics has filed a new trademark in its home country for the phrase "The Camera". [Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy S8 , S8 Android Oreo update imminent: Everything you need to know. (more...)
HP recalls laptop batteries due to overheating issues HP recalls laptop batteries due to overheating issues
- January 05, 2018

HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Thursday a worldwide recall on multiple laptops and mobile workstation batteries. If the validation process identifies a battery as being eligible for replacement, the BIOS update should be applied and the system should be rebooted. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Challenge For 2018 Is Doing His Job Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Challenge For 2018 Is Doing His Job
- January 05, 2018

Needless to say, 2017 was a rough year for Facebook, even as profits rose and its stock price reached new heights. "But we now make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools". "Today feels a lot like that first year". Previous year was hard for Facebook. In December of 2016, he was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. (more...)
Next-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class leaked ahead of debut Next-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Class leaked ahead of debut
- January 05, 2018

The angle of departure is 30-degrees, while the angle of approach has risen a degree to 31-degrees; breaker angle is up a degree, to 26-degrees. Breakover angle: 26°, plus 1°. The gear ratio of the transfer case is then changed from 1.00 in high range to 2.93 which is shorter than its predecessor's 2.1. It is possible to switch from LOW RANGE to HIGH RANGE at speeds of up to 70 km/h. (more...)
Pixel 2 XL Users Report Voice Messaging Issue, Google Promises Fix
- January 05, 2018

Moreover, the issue seems to be affecting voice messages sent through nearly all the popular messaging apps like WhatsApp , Instagram , Snapchat, Google Allo , Telegram and others. Interestingly, though, the bug seems to be affecting only the larger Pixel 2 XL device, as none of the Pixel 2 users has reported facing the issue. (more...)
Microsoft releases build 16299.192 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update users
- January 05, 2018

You can download and install it automatically from Windows Update or get the standalone package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website . "It's just another reminder that in 2018, partners need to be helping customers move to a model in which features are introduced monthly or quarterly, and security patches are introduced daily or weekly", said Reed Wiedower, chief technology officer for New Signature, a top Microsoft Azure partner. (more...)
Major hardware flaws make computers, smartphones a security risk
- January 05, 2018

This allows applications to read any mapped physical memory, including at the kernel level. According to Project Zero researcher Jann Horn, malicious code could be used for "speculative execution" to read system memory that should otherwise be inaccessible. (more...)
Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues
- January 05, 2018

He warned that this should protect users for now, but the fact that malicious actors will continue to find ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre flaws "make it clear that CPU architecture decisions need to be rethought". "Patches against Meltdown have been issued for Linux, Windows and OS X, and work is underway to strengthen software against future exploitation of Spectre ". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Now the Fastest-Selling Home Console in US History
- January 05, 2018

Since March, 4.8 million units have been sold, more than any other console in history - yes, even the Wii. But, every cloud has a silver lining, and many gamers were able to read between the lines of Nintendo's announcement: Pokemon's next main entries (because they're always released in pairs) would be on the Nintendo Switch . (more...)
OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant launched: Same price, new texture OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant launched: Same price, new texture
- January 05, 2018

The latest color variant of the OnePlus flagship also brings a new texture to it. To recall, the Chinese handset maker introduced its premium mid-range flagship phone in Midnight Black colour option last November. Everything else is the same specs-wise, from the bright white hue and the red alert-slider, and more importantly, the tactile Sandstone texture. Other than the cosmetic changes, the phone shares similar innards as the higher storage OnePlus 5T model- 8GB RAM/128GB storage and ... (more...)
Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES
- January 05, 2018

The Strike 4 is equipped with an aluminum frame and RGB lighting options, while the Freq 4 headset has 40mm drivers and a metal-plated frame. That's right, the GameShark maker is back in the game, and after getting some new management and getting a new attitude in the process, Mad Catz is back from the grave and is already planning to turn heads with their second lease on life. (more...)
'Paladins' (ALL) To Add Battle Royale Mode, Battlegrounds - Trailer 'Paladins' (ALL) To Add Battle Royale Mode, Battlegrounds - Trailer
- January 05, 2018

In this year's expo, Hi-Rez announced something we've reported on last year though for a different game.The studio has announced that Paladins Battle Royale mode is an actual thing, and it's called " Paladins Battlegrounds " which players will be getting for free! Battlegrounds matches will last approximately 20 minutes and will see up to 100 players on teams taking part. (more...)
Apple Aims To Make Developers' Jobs Easier With New Startup Acquisition Apple Aims To Make Developers' Jobs Easier With New Startup Acquisition
- January 05, 2018

The post also apparently states that their service will remain available to existing customers but the company will refrain from accepting new customers soon. There will be a lot of changes coming as a result of Apple acquiring Buddybuild, with the notable change being for Android users. "We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games", Phil Schiller said in a prepared statement . (more...)
Travis Kalanick is now a real-life billionaire Travis Kalanick is now a real-life billionaire
- January 05, 2018

Kalanick, who owns 10 percent of Uber, resigned as CEO previous year following revelations of sexual harassment in the company, technological trickery created to hinder regulators and a cover-up of a hacking attack that stole personal information of 57 million passengers and 600,000 drivers. (more...)
Apple apologises for slowing down iPhones,cuts battery replacement price Apple apologises for slowing down iPhones,cuts battery replacement price
- January 05, 2018

As a result, the cheap battery replacements could have a negative impact on Apple stock indirectly. The affected iPhone models include the iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s , iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE , iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. (more...)
Introducing Cooking Capabilities in the Alexa Smart Home Skill API : Alexa Blogs Introducing Cooking Capabilities in the Alexa Smart Home Skill API : Alexa Blogs
- January 05, 2018

We are excited about the innovations June is bringing to the smart kitchen, including their existing Alexa skill, and look forward to what they will create when we introduce support for ovens in the Smart Home Skill API. Amazon is said to be in discussions with major brands about ad placements on Echo devices, which are powered by the company's voice-activated digital assistant, Alexa. (more...)
LG's tiny 4K projector puts a 150-inch screen in any room LG's tiny 4K projector puts a 150-inch screen in any room
- January 05, 2018

Alternatively, external speakers or a sound bar can be connected via optical output, HDMI or wirelessly through Bluetooth for enhanced audio performance. In addition, the tech company has included a carrying handle, which makes the projector easier to hold and carry around. This helps to enable the projector's compact form factor and upright design, allowing the unit to display images whether it's placed on the floor, wall-mounted, or hanging from the ceiling. (more...)
27th Hero Already Being Tested Internally & More in Latest Developer Update 27th Hero Already Being Tested Internally & More in Latest Developer Update
- January 03, 2018

In other words, it's business as usual for Overwatch in 2018. In the immediate future, you can expect Overwatch League. Blizzard World will also "very soon" hit the live game after its stay on the PTR. Back at BlizzCon, lead writer Michael Chu told us the team was looking to implement some sort of codex to the game itself . Kaplan says this update will bring "significant content", with changes from 2017's Year of the Rooster based on player feedback. (more...)
Traders Focused Stocks: Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), Hess Corporation (HES)
- January 03, 2018

Northeast Investment Management who had been investing in Dycom Industries Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.45B market cap company. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $11500 target in Friday, June 30 report. (NYSE:XEL) on Friday, April 28 with "Hold" rating . The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, August 16. (more...)
Tristan Thompson to Khloe You Look Bomb 6 Months Pregnant Tristan Thompson to Khloe You Look Bomb 6 Months Pregnant
- January 03, 2018

Kardashian recently shared on social media that she is almost through her second trimester, tweeting on December 25 that she would be six months pregnant next week. I'm thankful to have a lovely support system in place to help me celebrate New chapters! She added: "I tell Him daily but I cannot begin to explain my excitement for everything new in 2018!" 'Nerves and anxiety are an underestimate, [understatement]. (more...)
APK teardown reveals Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus, and other camera features APK teardown reveals Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus, and other camera features
- January 03, 2018

The phone will be launched on January 19, and it will feature a thin bezel and a 5.5-inch display. Neither Nokia 7 Plus nor Nokia 4 had leaked until now. The company might have changed its plans for Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 4, and other phones since then. We sure are excited to see what Nokia comes up with next year. (more...)
Telegram suspends channel calling for violent protests against Iran govt Telegram suspends channel calling for violent protests against Iran govt
- January 03, 2018

According to Iranian communications minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, channels such as Amadnews were allegedly promoting the use of petrol bombs amidst causing social unrest. "Authorities in Iran have blocked numerous country's citizens from accessing the Telegram messaging application after the company refused to close down several channels, according to the firm's founder and CEO". (more...)