Technology


Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei Samsung found guilty of infringing on 4G technology patents owned by Huawei
- January 12, 2018

Huawei filed complaints against Samsung in both China and the USA in 2016, alleging that Samsung was infringing multiple patents relating to 4G telecommunication technologies, operating systems, and interface software. Huawei sued Samsung for violating its intellectual property rights, and ordered Samsung to immediately stop selling products that incorporated Huawei's intellectual property. (more...)
Micromax reportedly launching Android Go smartphone at ₹2000 in India this month Micromax reportedly launching Android Go smartphone at ₹2000 in India this month
- January 12, 2018

The phone will also be packed with 4G connectivity. Sources close to the company confirmed the launch of the phone on Republic Day or around it. Next, to the processor, we will find 1 GB or less of RAM. To enable this, Google will be partnering with several Indian OEMs. Xiaomi Mi A1 was announced in association with Google under their Android One initiative. (more...)
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reaches final rollout phase
- January 12, 2018

The company claims the Fall Creators Update is the fastest version of Windows 10 ever to reach 100 million devices. The Fall Creators Update, a k a 1709, is now considered by Microsoft as "fully available" for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide. (more...)
1000-hp Toyota GR Super Sport Concept previews race-honed hybrid hypercar 1000-hp Toyota GR Super Sport Concept previews race-honed hybrid hypercar
- January 12, 2018

The concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon , borrows the twin-turbo direct injection 2.4-litre V6 hybrid drivetrain from the TS050 Hybrid World Endurance Championship vehicle that holds the current-configuration Le Mans lap record - a 3:14.791 - but has not won the world's most punishing tarmac endurance race. (more...)
Bungie announces plans to remedy Destiny 2's loot box system Bungie announces plans to remedy Destiny 2's loot box system
- January 12, 2018

Speaking of that January 30 date, that's when the next major Destiny 2 update will hit. In short, Bungie is pulling focus away from Eververse and allowing players to obtain Bright Engrams as well as all rewards by just completing activities. (more...)
OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC OnePlus 6 flagship to release in Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC
- January 12, 2018

Lau wouldn't reveal anything else about the phone other than confirm that it will feature the Snapdragon 845 chipset. This means, OnePlus could unveil its next device sometime in June, which is when OnePlus 5 was launched previous year. "If the right opportunity and right timing come along, we'll be very happy to experiment", Lau said through a translator. Assuming OnePlus can make a deal with carriers in the United States, which one (s) would you like to see it partner with? Analysts ... (more...)
Apple delays iPhone 6 Plus battery replacements due to supply shortage Apple delays iPhone 6 Plus battery replacements due to supply shortage
- January 12, 2018

A cashback of Rs. 8,000 is applicable on the iPhone X , iPhone 8 , and iPhone 8 Plus; cashback of Rs. 5,000 is applicable on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , cashback of Rs. The iPhone 7 is a smaller version with 4.7-inch display and no dual rear camera. The iPhone 7 is also available at a discounted price of Rs 42,999 from its original Rs 49,000. (more...)
Intel facing multiple class-action lawsuits over Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws Intel facing multiple class-action lawsuits over Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws
- January 12, 2018

Google said in a blog post that Android phones running the latest security updates are protected, as are its own Nexus and Pixel phones with the latest security updates . The research report said there are patches against Meltdown for Linux , Windows and OS X, and technology companies are reportedly issuing updates to fix the problem. (more...)
Hands On With the Vivo Phone's In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Hands On With the Vivo Phone's In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
- January 12, 2018

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were supposed to ship with one once upon a time but because the technology needed some more work before going full commando Samsung reportedly ditched the idea and instead went for a fingerprint scanner on the back. (more...)
Kia Cerato 2018 concept previewed ahead of Detroit Auto Show 2018 Kia Cerato 2018 concept previewed ahead of Detroit Auto Show 2018
- January 11, 2018

No further details were released, but the third-generation Forte compact is mechanically related to the corporate-cousin Hyundai Elantra that got a full redesign, as well as more upscale styling and interior, for the 2017 model year. The biggest changes will be on the inside, swapping out the current car's dated layout and finishes for a more contemporary and simplistic design approach. (more...)
Patches for Chip Flaws May Slow Down PCs
- January 11, 2018

Intel shares were little changed, while AMD , believed to be able to benefit from its rivals' issues, were up 1.7 percent. The company also said that the Windows Server on any silicon, especially in any IO-intensive application, shows a more significant performance impact when users enable the mitigations to isolate untrusted code within a Windows Server instance. (more...)
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch
- January 11, 2018

The upcoming port was announced as part of a recent Nintendo Direct presentation alongside the likes of Dark Souls Remastered and The World Ends with You - Final Remix. Yup, the cult-classic 2007 DS RPG is making its return on the Switch. In it, you will take control of Funky Kong, a character that has unique abilities like double jump, spin infinitely, float and swim better than anybody else. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Will Launch at MWC 2018: Confirmed Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Will Launch at MWC 2018: Confirmed
- January 11, 2018

The hacks at the Current Bun have discovered that the foldable smartphone has been delayed, with reports suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy X won't land until 2019. Representational Image of Galaxy S8 series. Regarding the Features, the internals will be thoroughly updated, adding in faster processors, faster RAM, support for advanced LTE, and better overall connectivity. (more...)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Hits PC in February Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Hits PC in February
- January 11, 2018

It looks like Final Fantasy VII Remake development is going well if the latest interview comments from producer Yoshinori Kitase are anything to go by. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will launch on PlayStation 4 on January 30, 2018. The Collector's Edition costs $150 and comes with the same contents as the PS4 Collector's Edition, including a Judge Magisters mini bust set, soundtrack selection CD, and character art cards. (more...)
2nd Gen HBM2 Aquabolt Starts Mass Production 2nd Gen HBM2 Aquabolt Starts Mass Production
- January 11, 2018

This would make it ideal for supercomputing and graphic rich applications. A single Aquabolt package offers 307 Gbps data bandwidth, which is 9.6 times faster than an 8GB GDDR5 chip that provides 32 Gbps; using four Aquabolts will leave you with a system capable of 1.2 Tbps bandwidth, according to Samsung. (more...)
New Mode, Costumes Coming to Super Mario Odyssey
- January 11, 2018

Balloon World will unlock after beating the main game and it is basically a unique form of Hide-and-Seek. You hide your balloon in an already existing world and then upload it, letting others track it down. See the hastily taken screenshot above to see what they look like. Like the press release blurb says, the update will be out some time next month. In the end, it isn't the biggest update, but the good news here is that it'll be free, which is hard to complain about. (more...)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Coming to Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Coming to Switch
- January 11, 2018

New for this release is Funky Kong , who can double jump, pull off infinite rolls and infinite underwater corkscrews. and can use his surfboard to bounce across spikes and hover in the air. Set to launch on May 4 exclusively for Nintendo's hybrid console, Tropical Freeze will feature the original game alongside some nifty new content. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered announced for PC with improvements
- January 11, 2018

Aside from the upgraded visuals arriving with it, the remaster will be playable in 60fps at 4K resolution on PC, Xbox One X , and PlayStation 4 Pro. At the time of its release, the game was hailed by Demon's Souls fans and those new to the series as one of the greatest Action-RPG titles ever made. (more...)
Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux
- January 11, 2018

United Kingdom tech startup Redux has been acquired by technology giant Google. "Wherever there are touch panels and displays, there is now the potential to boost safety, increase productivity and enrich the user experience with naturalistic sound and haptic feedback". (more...)
New Honda Insight details emerge ahead of NAIAS debut New Honda Insight details emerge ahead of NAIAS debut
- January 11, 2018

Honda will assembly the 2019 Insight at its Greensburg, Indiana plant. Standard or optional safety features on the new Insight will include Honda's clever LaneWatch system, which uses a camera in the right-side door mirror to display a view of the car's blind spot on the center screen as soon as the driver signals a right turn. (more...)
Facebook Testing Local News & Events Section in its App Facebook Testing Local News & Events Section in its App
- January 11, 2018

For now, the test is running in six cities of the U.S., while the company is also planning to expand it to more countries after the test completes. On the other hand, offering a hub of sorts for quickly finding local stories and events could dramatically increase Facebook's usefulness to users that have been turned off by the main News Feed's algorithmic sorting of content and posts. (more...)
NVIDIA: 'our GPUs are immune' to Meltdown security bug NVIDIA: 'our GPUs are immune' to Meltdown security bug
- January 11, 2018

Microsoft had to temporarily halt the roll-out of Meltdown and Spectre patches. Intel has downplayed reports of a performance hit on patched systems, despite Microsoft benchmarks warning of a server and PC slowdown when the fixes are applied to some systems. (more...)
LG G7 will rock Snapdragon 845, dual front-facing cameras LG G7 will rock Snapdragon 845, dual front-facing cameras
- January 11, 2018

The documentation, which has since been pulled and was first spotted by Romanian Android blog Androidu , stated that the "Future LG G7 " will be compatible with Qualcomm's all-new Quick Charge 4.0 technology, indicating that the device will ship with the chip maker's new-gen Snapdragon 845 processor in Europe. (more...)
Researchers claim to find a way to infiltrate WhatsApp Group chats Researchers claim to find a way to infiltrate WhatsApp Group chats
- January 11, 2018

It is said that this flaw can comprise of the end-to-end encryption of the messaging platform. Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos responded to the report on Twitter , saying, "Read the Wired article today about WhatsApp - scary headline!" While, the group and the chats themselves have a layer of end-to-end encryption, the servers that the chats run on don't. (more...)
Google Assistant Is Now On Dish Set-Top Boxes Google Assistant Is Now On Dish Set-Top Boxes
- January 11, 2018

If you have a broadband-connected Hopper DVR , Joey client or a Wally single-tuner HD receiver, you will be able to use voice commands to control your TV once it's paired with the Assistant on smartphones or speakers. Users will be able to give basic voice commands, such as telling Google Assistant to find a specific show or go to a specific network or channel number. (more...)
Ford Puts Auto Emergency Brakes On Two 2019 Models Ford Puts Auto Emergency Brakes On Two 2019 Models
- January 11, 2018

It's mated exclusively to a retuned 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. The likely reason is that the 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 is now only engineered for left-hand drive models, hence why we don't get the Edge Sport or the Fusion (Mondeo) Sport in Australia. (more...)
The power's back on at CES
- January 11, 2018

The power outage saw large parts of the Las Vegas Convention Centre plunged into darkness on Wednesday morning, including the booths of tech giants Sony, Samsung and Intel. The power cut was caused by condensation following heavy rainfall in Las Vegas, the show's organisers have now confirmed. At 12:38 p.m., the CES Twitter account announced that NV Energy had addressed the issue and was in the process of restoring power. (more...)
Darkest Dungeon Developers Reveal Nintendo Switch Release Date
- January 11, 2018

The game will be $24.99 in North America; and its two now released DLC packs, The Crimson Court ($9.99) and The Shieldbreaker ($3.99), will launch on the same day. "I know that's not what you want to hear, but its the truth". Along with that, the Switch version of Darkest Dungeon will support touch controls, making it much easier to play for players who don't believe that controllers are good setups for a game like this. (more...)
Will YouTube ban disgraced vlogger Logan Paul for good?
- January 11, 2018

Posted to the platform in early January with the title "We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest", the video led to a severe backlash against the internet personality. Paul zoomed his camera into the man's body, who is seemingly dangling from the tree. Are you f**king with us?' YouTube began their statement , also released via Twitter , by acknowledging their delayed response to Paul's video, which was originally shared with Paul's 53 million subscribers on December 31. (more...)
Samsung commits to unlock the FM radio chip in future phones Samsung commits to unlock the FM radio chip in future phones
- January 11, 2018

Samsung has joined LG , Alcatel and Motorola, who're all already part of the initiative (via Neowin ). Upcoming smartphones from Samsung (possibly the Galaxy S9 line) will have active FM chips in the USA and Canada, according to NextRadio . (more...)