Technology


Archos launches first Google Android scooter Archos launches first Google Android scooter
- February 21, 2018

The electric scooter is set to be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress that's set to take place at Barcelona in a weeks time. Designed and assembled in France, the Archos Citee Connect comes with a multimedia dashboard in the form of a high definition 5-inch touch panel, embedding all the functions of a smartphone. (more...)
Volvo reveals new V60 estate Volvo reveals new V60 estate
- February 21, 2018

The new V60 reinforces Volvo's stellar reputation for safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver-support systems making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road. Falling under the bracket of large animals is deer, which topped Britain's highways agencies list of the most-killed animals on our roads a year ago. (more...)
Florida school shooting survivors plan march on Washington
- February 21, 2018

The group is calling for students, teachers and parents to take part in walking out of school for 17 minutes - a nod to the 17 lives lost in the February 14 shooting - to " protest Congress' inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to gun violence". (more...)
World's best male Alpine skier vies for 2nd Pyeongchang gold World's best male Alpine skier vies for 2nd Pyeongchang gold
- February 21, 2018

Although he gave it a valiant effort, Kristoffersen, who topped the second run (1 :09.73), could not completely erase the deficit he left himself after clocking the 10th fastest time earlier. "I haven't met with him", Pakistan's Muhammad Karim said of his piste hero Hirscher, who also won gold in Tuesday alpine combined."He's a ideal player, very nice on skis, very balanced and winning a lot of competitions". (more...)
Florida Governor calls for FBI director's resignation Florida Governor calls for FBI director's resignation
- February 21, 2018

Sessions said he ordered Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to conduct a review of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation "to ensure that we reach the highest level of prompt and effective response to indications of potential violence that come to us". (more...)
Payments push of Whatsapp or PayTM? Payments push of Whatsapp or PayTM?
- February 21, 2018

Clarifying further, the NPCI statement said that the final release of WhatsApp Payments will be allowed only if it meets BHIM UPI principles of interoperability, the ability to send/receive money through any UPI ID, and reading/generating ability of BHIM/Bharat QR codes. (more...)
High school shooting survivors plan trip to Tallahassee High school shooting survivors plan trip to Tallahassee
- February 21, 2018

While Scott told reporters several times that "everything is on the table ", he did not answer whether his proposal would include any bans on any type of weapons. "Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school", reads the group's statement . (more...)
Relax everyone, there is no 13-digit mobile number plan coming up Relax everyone, there is no 13-digit mobile number plan coming up
- February 21, 2018

All new M2M mobile connections will be allocated l3-digit numbers from July 1, 2018, it added. The DoT has only asked the existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13-digit numbers from October 1. An M2M SIM card is primarily used for sending and receiving data; not for voice and texts (although some providers are able to attach SMS bundles to your solution). (more...)
WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone updated with new WhatsApp Beta for Windows Phone updated with new "Group Description" feature
- February 21, 2018

Currently, there is only emoji and Gif present for doing so. The company's Windows phone app on the version 2.18.24 beta has seen this feature rolling out. Also, the code to implement stickers is available for iOS and Android but is disabled. In its latest beta update for Windows Phone, first spotted by WABetaInfo , WhatsApp is finally rolling out some of its popular features to the mobile OS. (more...)
4.2-inch iPhone SE 2 Rumoured For WWDC 2018 Launch 4.2-inch iPhone SE 2 Rumoured For WWDC 2018 Launch
- February 21, 2018

And the latest report, by Chinese website QQ, claims that the updated iPhone SE will be powered by Apple's A10 processor - which was last seen in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and come with 2GB of RAM and 32/128GB of internal storage. According to earlier reports by Ming Chi-Kuo , the supply chain might not allow for an iPhone SE 2 to come up and Apple will likely concentrate on the three iPhone X variants for 2018. (more...)
Specs and pricing for Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leak Specs and pricing for Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leak
- February 21, 2018

However, not too many leaks have covered the XZ2 Compact. The latest reports come to us via a Swedish media outlet which you can access here. The same report also mentions how the spec and the features of the phones will possibly be in the very near future. (more...)
El-Rufai behaves like Hitler, Stalin and Nebuchadnezzar - Shehu Sani El-Rufai behaves like Hitler, Stalin and Nebuchadnezzar - Shehu Sani
- February 21, 2018

However, El-rufai's Spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, in reaction said in a statement issued on Thursday also that no one would pay heed to the attention-seeking gambits of desperate politicians who have steadily been demystified in the State. The Senator who reminded that this is not the first time the governor is demolishing the house of perceived opposition, called on President Buhari to reign on Governor Nasir that this is unacceptable to Kaduna state. (more...)
Track only: meet the new Ferrari 488 Pista Track only: meet the new Ferrari 488 Pista
- February 21, 2018

Power comes from an uprated version of the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 in the 488 GTB , making 530kW of power at 8000rpm, and 770Nm of torque at 3000rpm - although that figure comes in seventh gear, thanks to some funky tuning for a more naturally-aspirated feel. (more...)
The government wants to use church spires to boost mobile connectivity The government wants to use church spires to boost mobile connectivity
- February 21, 2018

The UK government , in coordination with Church of England, is planning to install telecoms equipment on church spires accross the country to improve rural broadband connectivity. The Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell said the initiative "will help tackle two of the biggest issues rural areas face - isolation and sustainability". (more...)
Fable Fortune gets a full release on PC, Xbox this week Fable Fortune gets a full release on PC, Xbox this week
- February 21, 2018

You actually had to pay $14.99 to play the version in development. Players battle opponents in locations around Albion, both in Player vs Player matches and for the first time in a digital CCG, in Co-operative matches against unsafe AI-controlled Bosses. (more...)
HTC Desire 12 partial specs confirmed by leaked retail box HTC Desire 12 partial specs confirmed by leaked retail box
- February 21, 2018

He revealed that the company is working on a new Desire series smartphone which is expected to come with a full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. However, given the fact that the specs of the smartphone have leaked, we expect some more leaks to surface in coming days regarding all the details about the smartphone. (more...)
Amit Shah calls victim in Nalapad case as 'BJP member' Amit Shah calls victim in Nalapad case as 'BJP member'
- February 21, 2018

Amit Shah will want to make sure this work is done satisfactorily so that when people come out to vote, they know it will only be for the lotus. In the forenoon, he will meet social media heads of the party and BJP Shakti Kendra heads of six districts. (more...)
Parkland students say, Parkland students say, "We are going to be the last mass shooting"
- February 21, 2018

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence. "That's unacceptable. That's a joke", said Democratic Sen. More typical of the way the political winds have blown is the rapid expansion into all 50 states of concealed-carry laws, which the U.S. (more...)
Raises Position in NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)
- February 21, 2018

Covington Capital Management now owns 11,260 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock worth $1,628,000 after acquiring an additional 155 shares in the last quarter. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 27,615 shares or 0% of the stock. The company has market cap of $75.31 million. (more...)
PUBG Will Get Ping Based Matchmaking PUBG Will Get Ping Based Matchmaking
- February 21, 2018

In addition to the PUBG PC Update 6 patch notes, Bluehole has also detailed changes coming to the game's matchmaking. The new map was announced past year, and is expected to feature a landscape pulled from the area around the Adriatic Sea . (more...)
Volvo adds three-cylinder petrol to XC40 line-up Volvo adds three-cylinder petrol to XC40 line-up
- February 21, 2018

A hybridized as well as a pure electric powertrain option for the XC40 will be added later. However, it is not clear if India-spec Volvo XC40 will get the 8-speed automatic transmission immediately or not. United Kingdom prices for the XC40 T3 start at £27,905, and there's a choice of trim levels including entry-level Momentum and the dynamic R-Design, plus the new top-end Inscription model, which comes with a range of wheels from 18-inch up to 21-inch rims, unique skid plates, side window ... (more...)
Microsoft guts doc on 'Limitations of apps and experiences on ARM'
- February 21, 2018

The performance of emulated Win32 apps also remains a big question, and we won't really have the answer until Asus and HP ship their first Windows 10 on ARM PCs later this year. This means that hardware support will be much more limited than is the case with mainstream Windows 10 versions. OpenGL 1.2 and later will not work, nor will any application that requires hardware-accelerated OpenGL. (more...)
Walmart to negotiate with Flipkart to open a retail chain in India Walmart to negotiate with Flipkart to open a retail chain in India
- February 21, 2018

WeChat owner Tencent led a $1.4-billion investment in Flipkart along with Microsoft and eBay in April. SoftBank invested $2.5 billion in August and discussions with Walmart for a potential investment in Flipkart was a part of its 100-day plan during its initial strategy meeting, a source said . (more...)
Doom Gets Motion Controls On Switch Doom Gets Motion Controls On Switch
- February 21, 2018

The update was first noticed by Twitter user @names2hard4you, who was surprised to see motion controls upon launching the game and taking the patch. We'll be waiting for Bethesda to unleash the full patch notes from Hell, but until then you'll have to explore the game to find the other tidbits that have been added! DOOM is available now on the Nintendo Switch , and is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. (more...)
Google Chrome's New Adblocker is Now in Effect Google Chrome's New Adblocker is Now in Effect
- February 21, 2018

While Chrome's new policy is widely lauded, Google's dominance of the online ads business - in conjunction with the dominance of its Chrome browser and its influence on the group that selected which ads count as "intrusive" - raises some thorny questions. (more...)
(NYSE:MRK) shares slip after surprise patent loss to Gilead (GILD)
- February 21, 2018

Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Torchmark Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.03 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares. The insider Meyers James R sold $8.02 million. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0% or 52,157 shares in its portfolio. Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 insider sales for $55.76 million activity. (more...)
Sauber unveil the Alfa Romeo-branded C37 Sauber unveil the Alfa Romeo-branded C37
- February 21, 2018

Sauber's design features a similar nose style to the Force India as well as additional aerodynamic additions to the Halo as part of what the team describes as a "new technical approach". "We hope that we will make progress with the C37 and that we are more competitive compared to 2017". The last F1 vehicle to wear the Alfa Romeo badge was the 185T, a machine Riccardo Patrese dubbed "the worst auto I ever drove". (more...)
BMW M4 Convertible '30 Years' revealed BMW M4 Convertible '30 Years' revealed
- February 20, 2018

Fast forward thirty years and the M3 Convertible is no more, with its successor now called the M4 Convertible. BMW Australia has not confirmed how numerous M4 Convertible 30 Years Editions it will receive but it took 30 of the 500 2016 M3 limited edition sedans last year. (more...)
Biomutant Gameplay Teaser Shows Off Epic Wushu Combat Biomutant Gameplay Teaser Shows Off Epic Wushu Combat
- February 20, 2018

Slated for 2018 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Biomutant's precise release date now remains unclear. Biomutant is an upcoming action role-playing game, and it is scheduled for a release in 2018. BioMutant will also feature dynamic weather and a climate cycle, which will affect how the open world game plays out. With Biomutant players are able to mutate their furry protagonist with an array of different enhancements suited to their playstyle. (more...)
After VW, Mercedes too under scanner for diesel emissions After VW, Mercedes too under scanner for diesel emissions
- February 20, 2018

Daimler AG , the automaker which produces the Mercedes-Benz line of luxury vehicles, is facing growing scrutiny after U.S. investigators reportedly found that it installed software to cheat diesel emissions tests on cars, Bloomberg and Reuters reported . (more...)