Technology


WW2 shooter Battalion 1944 hits Steam Early Access next month WW2 shooter Battalion 1944 hits Steam Early Access next month
- January 10, 2018

The developer also confirmed that they'll be hosting an exclusive beta, which kicks off Friday, January 19 and ends Sunday, January 21. Now Battalion 1944 is nearly ready to launch. "Getting to grips with the intense nature of the Second World War is something that's been key to our process", offered Howard Philpott, creative producer at Bulkhead Interactive. (more...)
Mini trots out new 3-door, 5-door, and convertible Mini trots out new 3-door, 5-door, and convertible
- January 10, 2018

They all share numerous same updated features with things like LED headlights with matrix function for the high beams and LED rear taillights with a Union Jack design. Mini has further developed the engines used in the range for more efficiency and torque. The cars use a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with a double clutch or an 8-speed Steptronic in some versions. (more...)
Philips Hue lights will sync with music and games on your PC Philips Hue lights will sync with music and games on your PC
- January 10, 2018

Customers can choose how intense, or mild, they want the lighting to react from presets in the software - and colors are linked to certain moods, says Philips. It'll all work through an upcoming app, called Hue Sync, which will be released for Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra. Compatible games like Overwatch will drive real-time Hue lighting effects with very low latency. (more...)
EA Files Patent for Matchmaking System Algorithm that Can Track Player Spending EA Files Patent for Matchmaking System Algorithm that Can Track Player Spending
- January 10, 2018

This system will calculate your player experience and adjust the gameplay accordingly so that it keeps you engaged. This isn't a novel concept - though if it's patentable, EA's version of it presumably includes a number of innovations - and nor is it necessarily objectionable, though players who like a challenge will be rightly aggrieved if that's taken away from them, especially without their knowledge. (more...)
Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights
- January 10, 2018

Twitch says it is: "Developing innovative rewards for fans, which will bestow the league's most steadfast viewers with Overwatch League in-game items". This treatment does not include transmission rights, but technological development and commercialization. It's unclear how much of the $90 million Twitch is paying Blizzard is going towards OWL streaming, or what else would be included in the contract. (more...)
This phone case is a drone This phone case is a drone
- January 10, 2018

You pull out your smartphone, but instead of flipping it around to take a long-armed selfie, you unclip a tiny drone from the back of your phone, make it hover at the ideal height, and snap a series of photos, no extendo-arms required. "More photographs are being taken now on smartphones than ever before because the best camera is the one you can always have with you", said Mike Kahn, AEE's Chief Marketing Officer. (more...)
CES 2018: Ultra Game Boy in the Works at Hyperkin CES 2018: Ultra Game Boy in the Works at Hyperkin
- January 10, 2018

With the working title of "Ultra Game Boy", Hyperkin's creation - now on display at CES 2018 in Las Vegas - is an attempt to bring the jaunty Tetris music into 2018. It has an aluminium body, a backlit LCD, 6 hour battery life, USB C charging, stereo speakers and it's aiming to be sold at less than $100 Dollars. (more...)
CES 2018: Razer's Project Linda Turns Your Phone into a Laptop CES 2018: Razer's Project Linda Turns Your Phone into a Laptop
- January 10, 2018

Gaming hardware giant Razer is again catching eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the unveiling of a design concept for an Android-powered gaming-and-productivity smartphone which docks into a laptop chassis: Project Linda . With a full-fledged keyboard at disposal and the option to connect a mouse over Bluetooth or using the USB 2.0 or USB Type-C connector, users can use Project Linda for gaming as well as work. (more...)
Warehouse robotics market forecast to 2022 Warehouse robotics market forecast to 2022
- January 10, 2018

The Robotics Market market is characterized by constant technological innovation to keep pace with the changing industrial needs. Product Type Segmentation Robotics Market , By Type: Articulated Robots, SCARA Robots, Parallel Robots, Cylindrical Robots, Cartesian Robots, By Mobility: Mobile Robotics , Fixed Robotics . (more...)
Nintendo trademark resurrects classic N64 title Nintendo trademark resurrects classic N64 title
- January 10, 2018

It could perhaps be something as simple as seeing the original release (or maybe even its Gamecube sequel 1080° Avalanche ) on the speculated Switch Virtual Console line-up. Most people expected the next Nintendo Direct to arrive on January 11th, though the closer we get to that date, the less likely it is. It sounds like they haven't overlooked 1080, and that is great for snowboarding lovers who have been hoping to get back on the gride. (more...)
Shah gives 23-point formula to BJP Karnataka unit for micro-management Shah gives 23-point formula to BJP Karnataka unit for micro-management
- January 10, 2018

Mr Shah was visibly displeased at the end of two meetings with party MPs, MLAs, MLCs, and district presidents and expressed his ire against the party cadre as well. He said Congress high command was under no stress to finalise the candidates for the ensuing poll and if BJP claims that it will announce the list earlier, let it. (more...)
BidaskClub Upgrades Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to Hold
- January 10, 2018

Cutera Inc. now has $614.47M valuation. The stock decreased 1.35% or $1.61 during the last trading session, reaching $117.37. About 158,862 shares traded. AMD's profit will be $19.30M for 153.50 P/E if the $0.02 EPS becomes a reality. The institutional investor held 43,172 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.21 million, down from 59,439 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Japanese Firm Contracted to Help Extinguish Fire in Burning Iranian Tanker Japanese Firm Contracted to Help Extinguish Fire in Burning Iranian Tanker
- January 10, 2018

All 21 Chinese crew on board the Hong Kong-registered freighter the CF-Crystal were rescued , the ministry said . "There is a wide perimeter of flames around the vessel because of the spillage and search and rescue efforts are being carried out with difficulty", Iran's Rastad said. (more...)
NJ TRANSIT, PATH Train Riders Face Delays, Suspensions NJ TRANSIT, PATH Train Riders Face Delays, Suspensions
- January 10, 2018

There were about 30 minute delays on Amtrak and up to 60 minute delays on NJ Transit, the agencies said. Now, they are running close to schedule. The train remained there for about an hour before the rescue train showed up to ferry passengers back to Penn Station. (more...)
Intel reveals 8th gen processor, three devices coming with new chip Intel reveals 8th gen processor, three devices coming with new chip
- January 10, 2018

On the right is Intel's render of the new chipset, in its new, much smaller size. It's also Intel's most impressive NUC yet, at least on paper. Intel claims that it's newest NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is the "smallest VR-capable system ever". (more...)
A 65-inch rollable OLED TV is officially unveiled by LG Display A 65-inch rollable OLED TV is officially unveiled by LG Display
- January 10, 2018

What actually we have meant here is that this is the television of our futurity, likewise, CES played host to HD screens and 4K displays before they went on to the market actually. While this is as innovative as it gets, LG has not yet revealed the specifics of the TV. That panel was awful, but LG's new mobile OLEDs are improved while still falling short of Samsung's . (more...)
Google unifies payments under 'Google Pay' Google unifies payments under 'Google Pay'
- January 10, 2018

In the announcement from Pali Bhat, VP of Product Management, Payments for Google, he notes that the company has been working to make purchasing experiences "simpler, safer, and more consistent". Through this digital payment application, users can directly pay from their bank account and there is no need to open a separate account or reload money in a wallet. (more...)
HP Spectre x360 15 and Envy x2 launched at CES 2018 HP Spectre x360 15 and Envy x2 launched at CES 2018
- January 10, 2018

This time the company has chose to refresh its two series of 2 in 1 laptops: Spectre x360 and Envy x2, by releasing two new models. Even with the increase in performance, HP has rated the device as having up to 15 hours of battery life. The Notebook 9 comes in three versions whose screens range from 13.3 inches to 15 inches, with the Core i7 chip and up to 16GB of RAM, 1080p displays and 720p cameras. (more...)
Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR
- January 10, 2018

The most discernible difference is the AF8 55in and 65in TVs have a more sensible, square stand that is more likely to fit on most TV racks. Sony today announced an expanded lineup of 4K HDR televisions, including the A8F OLED , X9000F LCD and X85F LCD series. (more...)
NVIDIA Introduces 65-inch 4K HDR NVIDIA Introduces 65-inch 4K HDR "BFGD" Gaming Displays
- January 10, 2018

As of now, BFGD offers players with a 65-inch screen with 4K resolution capability, and 123 Hz refresh rate, as well as support for HDR. You see, Nvidia is launching a new range of gaming-oriented PC monitors, and they look incredible. It has 1,000 nits of peek brightness and the direct-lit full-array LED backlight is dynamically controlled across all zones to provide high contrast for more natural dark scenes. (more...)
HTC Vive VR Players Will Not The Tied Down For Long HTC Vive VR Players Will Not The Tied Down For Long
- January 10, 2018

The adapter utilises Intel's WiGig technology, a high-frequency version of typical Wi-Fi that can put through almost 7 gigabits per second of data. It should also be noted that Vive's website states that the adapter for wireless functionality will have to be bought separately to the headset itself, so while it's being shown off as a package-release deal, the actual acquisition of the headset and the adapter will be separate. (more...)
Intel Addresses the Elephant in the Room Intel Addresses the Elephant in the Room
- January 10, 2018

Intel is the company most directly impacted. First the audience saw a video of Krzanich himself flying inside the Volocopter in a hanger in Germany. One thing is for sure however, Silicon will not last us much longer and switching up to Qubits from bits, we can sort of cheat around the entire problem to create a vast new area of computing. (more...)
Mazda to add CX-8 to local line up Mazda to add CX-8 to local line up
- January 10, 2018

Claimed by the Japanese carmaker to provide "the spacious versatility of a large vehicle, with smaller dimensions that won't compromise on cabin comfort, drive or power", the CX-8 will sit just below the CX-9 in the model range. Mazda has revealed the dimensions of the CX-8 previously, revealing it is longer than the CX-5 but the same width. The CX-8 will only be offered with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which is rumoured to be the same as the one in both the CX-5 and Mazda6. (more...)
Arrested in Stevenage - admits child sex offences Arrested in Stevenage - admits child sex offences
- January 10, 2018

One of his alleged victims claimed his home was decked out with a pool table, fruit machine and big TVs, making it a "paradise" for young boys. He has pleaded guilty to six offences today at Liverpool Crown court. Some of the alleged victims said they were haunted by the smell of Bennell's sweat and aftershave. The trial of former football coach Barry Bennell entered its second day, with the prosecution painting the picture of a risky paedophile who manipulated his victims with horror ... (more...)
Yogi Adityanath tears into Siddarmaiah ahead of Karnataka polls Yogi Adityanath tears into Siddarmaiah ahead of Karnataka polls
- January 10, 2018

Parameshwara said Rahul Gandhi's visit to temples was being projected by BJP as the " Congress' soft Hindutva ". "When we were in power in Karnataka, we had enacted a law prohibiting cow slaughter". Eight bills, passed during the winter session of the UP legislature, got the governor's nod including the Uttar Pradesh Criminal Law (Composition of Offences and Abatement of Trials) (Amendment) Bill, 2017. (more...)
Meltdown, Specter bugs: Apple iPhones, ipad, Macs at risk Meltdown, Specter bugs: Apple iPhones, ipad, Macs at risk
- January 10, 2018

The Guardian reports that Intel has been hit with three separate class action lawsuits filed in California, Indiana and OR in response to the disclosure - Spectre affects a wide range of different processors, but Meltdown primarily impacts Intel processors made after 1995. (more...)
Google, Twitter face new lawsuits alleging discrimination against conservative voices Google, Twitter face new lawsuits alleging discrimination against conservative voices
- January 10, 2018

Damore's lawsuit in court". "Google executives and employees condemned Damore, his memo, and his views", Damore's lawsuit said. "This lawsuit is really meant to help everyone both at Google and people affected by Google's products and potential future employees", said Damore. (more...)
Panasonic GH5S: The Most Sensitive Camera in Lumix History Panasonic GH5S: The Most Sensitive Camera in Lumix History
- January 10, 2018

Inside the camera is a 10.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds MOS sensor that can shoot 14-bit RAW photos at up to 10fps (12fps in 12-bit RAW), capture 4K60p video, and do up to 51200 ISO recording without extended ISO. The LUMIX GH5S is compatible with Timecode IN/OUT which is easy to set using the flash sync terminal and bundled coaxial cable for a BNC terminal. (more...)
CES: Samsung and Harman unveil new automotive solution CES: Samsung and Harman unveil new automotive solution
- January 10, 2018

Today at CES, Samsung unveiled DRVLINE, a hardware and software platform that will allow auto makers to create customized, technologically advanced autonomous vehicles. "The challenge is simply too big and too complex". Harman and Samsung are set to deliver what they say is an industry first 5G-ready automotive solution, with a multi-band conformal antenna to enable secure, fast and reliable data communications. (more...)
Garry Ringrose is a serious doubt for the Six Nations Garry Ringrose is a serious doubt for the Six Nations
- January 10, 2018

In delivering the bad news regarding Ringrose, Senior Coach, Stuart Lancaster said it was a blow for them and will be a blow for Ireland. It's a hugely frustrating setback for the Dubliner, who had shoulder surgery back in July. On a more positive note for the Blues ahead of their weekend clash with Glasgow, Tadhg Furlong has passed the third stage of the return to play protocols and is in line to return. (more...)