Technology


HTC Desire 12+ With Snapdragon 450 SoC and Dual Cameras Goes Official HTC Desire 12+ With Snapdragon 450 SoC and Dual Cameras Goes Official
- March 20, 2018

The Desire 12 is powered by MediaTek's MT6739 processor with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of expandable storage. Battery-wise, the smaller phone is packing a 2,730mAh cell, with the larger unit getting a slight bump to a 2,956mAh power pack. (more...)
Lenovo S5, K5, K5 Play with Dual Rear Cameras Launched Lenovo S5, K5, K5 Play with Dual Rear Cameras Launched
- March 20, 2018

The Lenovo K5 and K5 Lite are priced at 899 Yuan (S$ 142 / Rs.9,261 approx.) and 699 Yuan (S$ 110 / Rs. 7,200 approx) respectively. It packs 3000 mAh battery. On the contrary, the Lenovo K5 Play comes with a 5.7-inch HD 720p display under a polycarbonate chassis. Only difference, seems to be the fact, that the Mi A1 is an Android One phone while the S5 runs Lenovo's custom software. (more...)
ITel launched three new phones with 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor starting at Rs 5799 ITel launched three new phones with 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor starting at Rs 5799
- March 20, 2018

The top-end smartphone - S42 is the successor to the S41 sports a 5.65-inch HD+ (720 x 1440p) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood, we find that the phone will be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC along with 3 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a microSD card. (more...)
Youtube Reportedly Testing Picture-in-Picture Mode for Desktops Youtube Reportedly Testing Picture-in-Picture Mode for Desktops
- March 20, 2018

Google's YouTube could be bringing its picture-in-picture video watching mode to the desktop version of the site. On the 9to5Google team, it is only available on one account, though it is working through several sign-ins, including on Chrome and Safari for Mac and Chrome OS. (more...)
Steve Jobs pre-Apple job application fetches $174000 at auction Steve Jobs pre-Apple job application fetches $174000 at auction
- March 20, 2018

He hung around campus for a year and a half after quitting to audit creative courses, including classes on Shakespeare, dance, and calligraphy. "Next to 'Phone :' he wrote 'none", Cnbc.com reported. "Steve Jobs was a notoriously hard signer - evinced by his reluctance to sign this OS X guide in 2001-and his autograph is incredibly scarce among contemporary figures", Livingston said. (more...)
Black Caps put Guptill on standby for England Test Black Caps put Guptill on standby for England Test
- March 20, 2018

New Zealand will give big-hitting batsman Martin Guptill another chance if Ross Taylor is unfit for the first Test against England this week, coach Mike Hesson said Tuesday. The 31-year-old has 47 Test caps, and an average just under 30, but last played on the tour of India in October 2016. Selector Gavin Larsen says Taylor is progressing well expected to take a full part in training today. (more...)
Instagram is testing a regram feature for Stories Instagram is testing a regram feature for Stories
- March 20, 2018

The apps have been locked in a bitter battle for most millennial eyeballs ever since. Instagram is working on incorporating a "regram" feature that will allow users to share posts from either their own feed or that of other Instagram accounts. (more...)
10th Class Paper Leaked On Whatsapp In Telangana! 10th Class Paper Leaked On Whatsapp In Telangana!
- March 20, 2018

Two incidents were reported in Adilabad and Mahbubnagar districts on Monday. We asked the school to continue with the exam as per schedule. It went viral within few minutes of its posting on the social media.On learning about the incident, district collector D Divya, ordered a probe into it. (more...)
Nimbus Data 100TB ExaDrive DC100 Smashes Enterprise SSD Storage Boundaries Nimbus Data 100TB ExaDrive DC100 Smashes Enterprise SSD Storage Boundaries
- March 20, 2018

Nimbus Data has just announced the world's largest SSD that completely trumps the recent 30TB SSD from Samsung, with their new ExaDrive SSD that packs an insane 100TB. By doing away with confusing drive-writes-per-day restrictions, the DC100 offers peace of mind, reduces hardware refresh cycles, and eliminates costly support renewals. (more...)
NVIDIA announces real time ray tracing tech, prepare for cinematic quality graphics NVIDIA announces real time ray tracing tech, prepare for cinematic quality graphics
- March 20, 2018

As always, though, bringing this kind of technology to market is a long process that starts with getting game makers and other stakeholders on board. Part of the Nvidia RTX announcement is GameWorks for Ray Tracing , whereby the Nvidia GameWorks SDK will be upgraded with a ray-tracing denoiser module, a suite of tools created to enable game developers to leverage the abilities of the Microsoft DXR API and Nvidia RTX. (more...)
Blazers blitz Clippers for 13th consecutive win Blazers blitz Clippers for 13th consecutive win
- March 20, 2018

Portland settled for a six-point bulge at the half. The Blazers made 50 percent of their shots from the floor while limiting the Clippers to 44.9 percent shooting. The Clippers have the advantage of rest and being at home, but Portland is playing so well right now that it shouldn't phase the Blazers. Austin Rivers' 15 points was the best of any Clippers starter. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock closes Friday with $200.28
- March 20, 2018

These moving averages assist traders to smooth out some of the noise found in day-to-day price movements and give them a clearer picture of the trend. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BABA . (more...)
Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) Price Target Raised to $0.00
- March 20, 2018

United Bank Inc sold 336,132 shares as the company's stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 194,500 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $51.31 million, down from 203,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
YouTube Kids app flooded with conspiracy theory videos YouTube Kids app flooded with conspiracy theory videos
- March 20, 2018

Another one of the top videos claimed to show a UFO shooting at a chemtrail. This issue with the YouTube Kids app shows the problem with YouTube's suggested videos algorithm. Additionally, conspiracy theorist David Icke had several videos on the YouTube Kids app including a almost 5-hour marathon lecture. In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading ... (more...)
Here's Your First Look at Atari's New Gaming Console Here's Your First Look at Atari's New Gaming Console
- March 20, 2018

You can see the logo below, and, yes, it's definitely going for nostalgia. Atari revealed the system's new name alongside the start of this year's Game Developers Conference , where the company will show off the Atari VCS along with prototypes of its classic-style joystick and more modern controller. (more...)
Linkedin launches the flawless feature for lazy job seekers Linkedin launches the flawless feature for lazy job seekers
- March 20, 2018

When you're searching for a job . According to the company, referrals can really make a difference when looking for a job in a company where you already know someone. You could then share reasons why you'd be a good fit for the position, before explaining why you're interested in the role. "The #1 way that job seekers have reported first discovering a job, was through someone they knew". (more...)
Ever Buy an Original PS3? Sony May Owe You $65 Ever Buy an Original PS3? Sony May Owe You $65
- March 20, 2018

When the Linux option was removed , a number of PlayStation owners got together and filed a class action lawsuit against Sony. Sony has been ordered to pay $3.75 million to settle the class-action lawsuit. The serial number from the Play Station 3 would be needed along with the PlayStation Network Online ID. The offer is limited to 20GB, 40GB, 60GB and 80GB models. (more...)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Shares Sold by Renaissance Technologies LLC
- March 20, 2018

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) gross margin percentage stands at 86.2% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 27.3 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 21.8 Percent. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy". The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
'Fortnite's' Epic Games gives away $12 million worth of 'Paragon' assets 'Fortnite's' Epic Games gives away $12 million worth of 'Paragon' assets
- March 20, 2018

And now, in a surprise twist, Epic is giving away all Paragon in-game assets for free. The character Shinbi comes with an animation Blueprint which can be tailored to specific needs. "We are extremely excited to announce that we've released $12 million worth of assets from our action MOBA Paragon on the Unreal Engine Marketplace ". (more...)
Snapchat ad revenue to pass £100m this year Snapchat ad revenue to pass £100m this year
- March 20, 2018

The decline, if we can call it that, is attributed to the rise of Amazon and Snapchat. EMarketer also values Amazon's ad business at almost 3% of the market in 2018, up from 2% previous year - reaching $2.9 billion in ad revenue. Although both companies continue to grow, they will capture just 48% of new digital ad dollars in 2018, the research firm projects, versus the 73% of new dollars that their digital duopoly claimed in 2016. (more...)
UAE's ADNOC awards Total stakes in two offshore concessions UAE's ADNOC awards Total stakes in two offshore concessions
- March 20, 2018

While the U.A.E.is curbing output in an effort by about two dozen nations to clear a global glut, the sheikhdom of Abu Dhabi plans to raise capacity to 3.5 million barrels a day by the end of the year. Located about 135 and 65 kilometers off the coast respectively, Umm Shaif and Lower Zakum are two of the major fields offshore and counting for around 20% of Abu Dhabi production. (more...)
Magic Leap Release Developer SDK, Unreal Engine 4 Support Announced Magic Leap Release Developer SDK, Unreal Engine 4 Support Announced
- March 20, 2018

The most vital ingredient here is the Lumin SDK (software development kit), which is accessible just as soon as you sign up to become a Magic Leap Creator (which requires an email, name, date of birth and compliance with terms and conditions). (more...)
Facebook releases engagement-focused Games SDK Facebook releases engagement-focused Games SDK
- March 20, 2018

This means that now, in a matter of seconds, players can livestream from the game client to a Facebook surface (Profile, Pages , Groups) without any hardware or third-party software required. On top of livestreaming support, the company intends to add the ability for players to record gaming moments and share videos on Facebook Pages, Groups, and Profiles through a new clipping feature that it is now working on. (more...)
South Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-president Lee South Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-president Lee
- March 20, 2018

Lee, the latest of several ex-leaders to be embroiled in a criminal inquiry, is being investigated for multiple cases of bribery amounting to millions of dollars. Prosecutors accuse Lee of taking a total of $10 million (11 billion won) in bribes from his own intelligence agency, business groups and a former lawmaker. (more...)
Google Play Instant lets you try Android games immediately, no installation required Google Play Instant lets you try Android games immediately, no installation required
- March 19, 2018

While you try out the game in this mode, you will see a persistent "Install" button which will let you install the full app whenever you want. Helping developers get more users into their games is a large part of what Google Play Instant is all about. (more...)
SEGA Announces Sonic Mania Plus and Teases New Sonic Racer SEGA Announces Sonic Mania Plus and Teases New Sonic Racer
- March 19, 2018

Sega is working on an updated version of Sonic Mania called Sonic Mania Plus . Players will also be able to play through Sonic Mania as two new characters, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. The SEGA x Puma RS-0 Sonic , which is set to release this June, has not yet been fully revealed but you can get a taste of what to expect courtesy of the teaser video below. (more...)
Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition go official in China Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition go official in China
- March 19, 2018

For snapping selfies, it features AI Smart Beauty enabled front-facing camera of 20-megapixel sensor that can 296 individual facial features to capture awesome portrait shots. The phone also got a fingerprint sensor located on the rear panel. However, the official launch of OPPO R15 duo is scheduled at March 31. Both the phones are offering features such as dual camera bokeh, 3D portrait lighting and AI smart scene recognition. (more...)
Google will now let users buy items through Assistant and search Google will now let users buy items through Assistant and search
- March 19, 2018

The service is initially being piloted with Target , Walmart , Home Depot , Costco and other large chains, but will be open to smaller retailers too ... The current default choice for many consumers is a Google search that ends with an Amazon purchase, analysts said. But they buy on Amazon. According to early results, the program has boosted the average size of customer's shopping baskets at the partnering retailers by 30%. (more...)
The Next Assassin's Creed Game Is Apparently Set In Greece The Next Assassin's Creed Game Is Apparently Set In Greece
- March 19, 2018

Plans are already underway for a new Assassin's Creed video game from Ubisoft and it might not be out until next year. The next Assassin's Creed game will take place in ancient Greece, Robertson wrote, citing several anonymous sources who are linked to Ubisoft. (more...)
A Vive Pro will cost £800, Vive reduced to £500 A Vive Pro will cost £800, Vive reduced to £500
- March 19, 2018

Pre-orders are open on the Vive website and at various retailers now. That $799 will get you the Vive Pro as well as a six-month subscription to Viveport , which you can use to download up to five full VR title per month out of a catalog of hundreds. (more...)