Technology


HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018 HTC teases a 4K Vive headset for CES 2018
- January 08, 2018

Alongside the resolution increase, HTC has also redesigned the Vive Pro's headstrap and added built-in headphones. HTC previously teased announcements with a semi-cryptic "New Years Resolution" tweet, and today they made good on those teasers with some solid announcements, proving HTC is still just as serious about VR as when the Vive first released. (more...)
Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Announced Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Announced
- January 08, 2018

Also, the ear pads of the headphones are touted to be handcrafted from high-quality, non-allergic synthetic leather and microfibre material. Like the HD 820, the HDV 820 uses the same Pentaconn connectors. The new Sennheiser CX 6.0BT weigh merely half an ounce (14 grams) and will be a rival to other wireless headphones like Apple's AirPods , Samsung's Gear IconX and Bragi's Headphones. (more...)
JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant
- January 08, 2018

Harman, a subsidiary of Samsung, has announced the JBL Everest 710GA and 110GA, around-ear and in-ear wireless headphones, respectively. You pair them with your mobile device via Bluetooth, and then you can use Assistant to control your music, receive notifications, and more. (more...)
Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre
- January 08, 2018

The latest Apple update, iOS 11.2.2, is now available for the iPhone 5S and later and iPad Air and later. "In the coming days we plan to release mitigations in Safari to help defend against Spectre", said Apple on Friday. Spectre is a name covering two different exploitation techniques known as CVE-2017-5753 or "bounds check bypass", and CVE-2017-5715 or "branch target injection". (more...)
Here's What Monster Hunter World's First Free DLC Adds Here's What Monster Hunter World's First Free DLC Adds
- January 08, 2018

What it describes as the "first major title update" will launch at some point this spring. 'The Deviljho must feed constantly and will devour anything in its way, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls, ' roared Capcom. (more...)
Performance impact of security updates insignificant: Intel
- January 08, 2018

They allege that the vulnerability, which Intel learned about several months ago, makes its chips inherently faulty. Two flaws - dubbed Meltdown and Spectre - were revealed this week in Intel processors made since 1995 and companies have been hustling to offer fixes and workarounds. (more...)
Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches
- January 08, 2018

Bluetooth audio-capable devices that are built with this kit can directly connect to the Alexa Voice Service through the companion app for iOS and Android on the users' mobile device. Customers who connect their devices with the Amazon Alexa App can take advantage of all the great features available through AVS, including streaming media, smart home capabilities, thousands of Alexa skills, calendar management, weather updates, and more . (more...)
Nvidia launches second GeForce Now PC beta Nvidia launches second GeForce Now PC beta
- January 08, 2018

Starting January 9, Fortnite PC gamers can capture and share their best gaming moments using Nvidia's ShadowPlay Highlights. Tap into incredible PC gaming from your Mac and Windows PC and play at high resolutions and smooth frame rates. Sign into your Steam account and start gaming immediately. With new games getting added all the time. It connects a wide range of Windows and macOS computers to supercomputers in the cloud, streaming 1080p graphics at up to 120 frames per second. (more...)
Children and iPhones Do Not Mix: Apple Investors Children and iPhones Do Not Mix: Apple Investors
- January 08, 2018

The letter also says arguing that parents bear ultimate responsibility for their kids' device and social media use ultimately "misses the point", because parents still need the support of tech companies. - A study by UCLA researchers that showed that after 5 days at a device-free outdoor camp, children performed far better on tests for empathy than a control group. (more...)
LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projecter All Set for CES 2018 Debut LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projecter All Set for CES 2018 Debut
- January 08, 2018

Besides being LG's first UHD projector, the LG HU80KA is also the brightness one with 2500 lumens of brightness. The portable size of the projector and its unique upright position has been made possible by its in-built mirrorless I-shaped engine that enables it to project correct images whether it is placed on the floor, wall mounted or hanged from the ceiling. (more...)
Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs from HP, ASUS and others
- January 08, 2018

The integration requires a special Alexa app for Windows that will be available in the spring, and most PC makers appear to be integrating Alexa on devices that are capable of far-field voice recognition to ensure there's a good experience for the assistant. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus memory configurations leaked Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus memory configurations leaked
- January 08, 2018

Speculations continue to swirl over the release dates of the 2018 flagship phones from Samsung and LG, with Samsung expected to reveal its Galaxy S9 ahead of LG's newest model. Taking into account the market demand, Samsung will not push 512 combinations. Samsung has in the past introduced higher RAM and storage variants for the Galaxy S8 Plus and Note 8 as well, so it might do the same with the Galaxy S9 series. (more...)
A second A second "stable" Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to the OnePlus 5
- January 08, 2018

Additionally, Face Unlock support is now available on the OnePlus 5 . In an update to the original forum post, a OnePlus staff member has mentioned that the OnePlus 5 is now receiving the latest Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0.1 update via OTA. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the USA
- January 08, 2018

There are now over 300 third-party titles available for the Switch ranging from compelling indies to jaw-dropping AAAs. They're highly-anticipated releases of games that people already love. "This is *the* solution for opening up CFW (Custom FirmWare) on the Nintendo Switch", said Team-Xecuter on their blog. Of course, it could be a mistake on Nintendo Norway's part so take it with a grain of salt. (more...)
Logan Paul's Younger Brother Jake Paul Filmed Using the N-Word Twice Logan Paul's Younger Brother Jake Paul Filmed Using the N-Word Twice
- January 08, 2018

Jake was freestyling over Rae Sremmurd's "Throw Sum Mo " beat, and early in the video , around 7 seconds, he raps something about. TMZ reported a source close to Paul saying that he was not racist and that he had matured in the last months since the video. (more...)
Sensex Over 190 Points up at 34346, Nifty Over 50 Points Higher Sensex Over 190 Points up at 34346, Nifty Over 50 Points Higher
- January 08, 2018

The BSE barometer bettered its previous intra-day high of 34,188.85 hit on January 5. However, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (up 2.60 per cent), Himachal Futuristic Communications (up 2.57 per cent), Aksh Optifibre (up 2.37 per cent), ITI (up 2.06 per cent), Sterlite Technologies (up 1.42 per cent), Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) (up 0.57 per cent), Bharti Infratel (up 0.30 per cent), OnMobile Global (up 0.16 per cent) and Tata Communications (up 0.11 per cent) were holding up in the ... (more...)
Night temperature drops across Kashmir Valley, Ladakh Night temperature drops across Kashmir Valley, Ladakh
- January 08, 2018

A MeT office spokesperson said the minimum temperature in the city of temples registered a drop of 1.6 notches compared to the previous night to settle at 5.1 degrees Celsius 2.2 degrees below normal during this part of the season. The minimum temperature in south Kashmir's tourist resort of Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath yatra, was minus 8.9 degrees Celsius while in north Kashmir's ski resort of Gulmarg at minus 9.2 degrees Celsius, the official said. (more...)
Nvidia partners with Volkswagen, Uber, Baidu, and more for self-driving cars Nvidia partners with Volkswagen, Uber, Baidu, and more for self-driving cars
- January 08, 2018

The first production samples of the Xavier are now shipping out to customers, after being unveiled previous year, and Nvidia also announced three new variants of its DRIVE AI platform, which are based around Xavier SoCs. For Nvidia customers, the Pegasus motherboard is pitched as the path to production for fully autonomous vehicles. CEO Jensen Huang told an audience at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas that Uber's self-driving vehicle fleet was using Nvidia technology to help its ... (more...)
CES 2018: Samsung's 8K television uses artificial intelligence CES 2018: Samsung's 8K television uses artificial intelligence
- January 08, 2018

Samsung says this will let customers create a TV size for their needs, but hasn't said how this will work. "As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, " The Wall " represents another breakthrough". The TV Samsung unveiled is called The Wall , and it can connect to other units to build an even larger display. if, for some reason, 146 inches isn't enough for you. (more...)
LG shows off 88-inch 8K OLED TV LG shows off 88-inch 8K OLED TV
- January 08, 2018

The analyst firm now expects OLED TV shipments in 2017 to exceed 1.4 million units, with sales of the larger 65-inch models growing faster than 55-inch versions. LGE led overall OLED TV shipment volume in November, with a 31% month-over-month increase in shipments. Due to a more economical production process, the QLED TV can be way more cheaper than current OLED screen. (more...)
Intel facing multiple class action suits over chip security flaw
- January 08, 2018

There are now three variants of the speculative execution vulnerability attack and they are all equally devastating. It's not clear whether or not Intel knew about the compromise in security when it chose this design, or perhaps it didn't think this would be an issue at the time, as the attack may have been considered extraordinarily hard to carry out. (more...)
Egypt ex-PM Ahmed Shafiq will not stand for president in 2018 Egypt ex-PM Ahmed Shafiq will not stand for president in 2018
- January 08, 2018

Shafiq, who returned to Egypt last month from the United Arab Emirates, where he had been in exile since 2012, had earlier promised to run against sitting president Sissi, who has not yet officially announced his candidacy for re-election. (more...)
HP issues voluntary recall involving lithium-ion battery packs HP issues voluntary recall involving lithium-ion battery packs
- January 08, 2018

In many cases customers won't be able to replace the batteries themselves since the power cells are internal, so HP is covering the cost of installing a replacement via an authorized technician. HP ended 2017 as the world's largest PC vendor by shipments and the only vendor that actually increased shipments amid shrinking sales across the industry. (more...)
Researchers uncover major security flaws affecting most devices
- January 08, 2018

Independent researchers separately discovered and named these vulnerabilities "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Here is our guide to the bugs and what you should do about them . Who could be at risk? Mozilla, the web browser that needs no introduction has rolled out Firefox version 57.0.4 for its worldwide users. Meltdown - which may affect desktop, laptops, and cloud computers - can be found on the vast majority of processors designed by Intel since 1995, except for its Itanium and Atom ... (more...)
DJI Unveils New Handheld Camera Stabilizers for Smartphones and DSLRs DJI Unveils New Handheld Camera Stabilizers for Smartphones and DSLRs
- January 07, 2018

A two way mobile clamp that lets you switch back and forth from portrait and landscape orientation easily and quickly. This handheld smartphone camera stabilizer is an upgrade from the original Osmo mobile, with a new lightweight design. While you probably shouldn't throw a massive telephoto lens onto a Ronin-S, DJI's stabilization system should work fine with more standard zooms. Dedicated control buttons for the camera and gimbal let you toggle between SmoothTrack settings, record and ... (more...)
Epic Games blames Fortnite issues on Meltdown patches Epic Games blames Fortnite issues on Meltdown patches
- January 07, 2018

While you might be having some issues logging in or playing the game for a little while, the upside is your information will be more secure in the long term. Of course, Fortnite won't be the only game to see its servers stressed - anything with major server farms will likely take some kind of hit, although if developers move quickly and scale up cloud servers, then that should at least mitigate the worst of it. (more...)
KeyCorp Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- January 07, 2018

Invictus RG raised its holdings in shares of Take-Two Interactive Software by 1,188.8% in the third quarter. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc is a developer, publisher and marketer of entertainment for consumers around the world. Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd holds 0.2% or 121,419 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:TWTR) by 20,000 shares to 80,000 shares, valued at $1.35 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) tested in GeekBench Nokia 6 (2018) tested in GeekBench
- January 07, 2018

It will be made available in more countries in coming months. They have called it Nokia 6 (2018). For graphics, it comes with Adreno 508 GPU. The camera is still a single 16MP sensor on the rear, with an 8MP front-facing camera as well. Unlike the original Nokia 6 model that was launched back in January previous year with a front-facing fingerprint scanner, the Nokia 6 (2018) features a fingerprint scanner on the back. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Game Console Ever
- January 07, 2018

Nintendo recently updated their Nintendo Switch sales forecast this year predicting that the company will sell at least 20 million units by the end of their 2018 fiscal year. Nintendo launched the Switch back in March, and in just ten short months, the console has shifted over 4.8 million units in the U.S., the company has revealed. (more...)
LG Was Late to 4K Projectors, But First Product is a Doozy
- January 07, 2018

The sheer size of the image alone should make up for the projector's kinda disappointing max light output; at only 2,500 lumens, it's probably too dark to make HDR pictures sing. 5. "Offering superb brightness coupled with a design that offers true versatility, the new HU80KA will lead the way in changing how consumers enjoy 4K content in their home and on the go", he added. (more...)