Technology


US President Donald Trump slams Amazon for paying 'no taxes' US President Donald Trump slams Amazon for paying 'no taxes'
- April 04, 2018

Amazon briefly fell 4.6 percent in the first half hour of trading before rallying to snap a two-day skid. Taking to his go-to social media platform, Trump revived his feud with Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar enterprise, once again criticizing its tax treatment with concerns that the company would continue to drive mom-and-pop competitors and brick-and-mortar players out of business. (more...)
Dow dives 600 points as investors panic on Chinese tariffs Dow dives 600 points as investors panic on Chinese tariffs
- April 04, 2018

All 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 closed lower, with the biggest losses seen by the consumer discretionary and technology indexes, which were down 2.8 per cent and 2.5 per cent, respectively. Retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on a slew of USA exports and Mr. Trump's ongoing criticism of Amazon (AMZN ) helped push equities into a downward spiral. (more...)
Rumor: Google planning "mid-range Pixel" as part of India hardware push
- April 04, 2018

The only difference between the Home and Home Mini is to do with the speaker . As per reports , Google will soon undertake a massive countrywide advertising campaign for its upcoming speakers. The news should not come as a surprise, as the voice-activated Google Assistant started speaking Hindi in February. The speakers are compatible with over 95 percent of Android phones worldwide. (more...)
Google Home already supports English (India), local music streaming services
- April 04, 2018

Always feeling the heat from rivals Amazon and Samsung , the organization is now said to launch the AI-fueled Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers in India. Although, do keep in mind that these are fairly well-priced smart speakers. It's intended as Google's competitor to the Amazon Echo , and it's worth noting that Amazon and Google dominate the smart speaker market . (more...)
Firefox Introduces New Mixed Reality Web Browser For AR & VR Firefox Introduces New Mixed Reality Web Browser For AR & VR
- April 03, 2018

Mozilla has announced Firefox Reality , a new version of its Firefox browser that's designed specifically for virtual and augmented reality headsets. This will also make it easier for developers and manufacturers to put the Firefox Reality web browser on their own devices. Mozilla said that right now mixed reality is the wild west with big questions unresolved ranging from how you type in VR to to how do you express emotion, or view the billions of existing 2D web pages as well as new ... (more...)
Chrono Trigger for PC to add original graphics option in April Chrono Trigger for PC to add original graphics option in April
- April 03, 2018

Unfortunately for Square Enix , that surprise quickly turned to anger, disgust, and refund requests when it became obvious that they somehow managed to butcher a classic by bringing the mobile version to PC. In an update posted to Chrono Trigger's Steam page, Square Enix revealed that it will begin fixing the problems fans have with the PC version. The first patch should arrive in the first half of April, and it will restore the original graphics used in the SNES release of the game, not ... (more...)
Messenger adds support for sharing HD video, 360-degree photos Messenger adds support for sharing HD video, 360-degree photos
- April 03, 2018

Starting today, you can now send and receive 360-degree photos and HD videos in Facebook Messenger . Same goes for 720p videos, except you can also send them straight from your News Feed or from another Messenger conversation. Facebook itself has supported 360-degree photos (and videos) for some time now, so I'm kind of surprised this feature wasn't previously available. To share HD videos, you can either share a video saved on your phone, from your newsfeed, or even share a video from one ... (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists behind Lt Ummer Fayaz's killing gunned down Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists behind Lt Ummer Fayaz's killing gunned down
- April 03, 2018

While two army jawans lost their lives in the encounters, two civilians were also killed and dozens of others injured in clashes that broke out between protestors and security forces. Cautioning local youths to stay away from encounter site, a senior security official reiterated that they would not tolerate any kind of hindrance in their operation to nab or neutralise the terrorists active in the area. (more...)
Spotify investor predicts the stock will be a smash hit Spotify investor predicts the stock will be a smash hit
- April 03, 2018

The opening public price will be determined by buy-and-sell orders collected by the NYSE from broker-dealers, the exchange said. By comparison, Apple's almost 3-year-old music streaming service has 38 million subscribers. Instead, company insiders and investors will be selling their existing stock. A direct listing eliminates those restrictions and allows them to potentially profit from the IPO immediately. (more...)
Nokia 9 Leaked Spec Sheet Reveal Features and Specifications Ahead of Launch Nokia 9 Leaked Spec Sheet Reveal Features and Specifications Ahead of Launch
- April 03, 2018

Nokia 6 (2018 ), Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco will be launched at various price points, clearly the intention is to give tough competition to Chinese players like Xiaomi and Oppo . Talking about phone's front camera, it may sport a 20-megapixel. The Nokia 8 Sirocco Android One smartphone is priced at Euro 749 and will be available starting April. (more...)
Overwatch Uprising event teases second playable mission Overwatch Uprising event teases second playable mission
- April 03, 2018

The Uprising brawl marks a pivotal moment in Overwatch lore - Tracer's first mission with Overwatch , when the team fought off omnics at King's Row. Overall, to successfully integrate a battle royale mode into Overwatch would nearly require turning it into a new game. The duo explain to players that this event is going to be very similar to last year's Uprising Event, but is now titled Overwatch Archives. (more...)
Acer's New Ultra-Thin Desktop Arriving Soon in US Acer's New Ultra-Thin Desktop Arriving Soon in US
- April 03, 2018

Acer has a new all-in-one on the block, and it's a slim one at that. Any Qi-compatible device you may have (such as your phone) can be charged just by setting it on the base, allowing you to free up some desk space at your workstation. It also includes one USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3.1 Type-A ports as well as a USB 2.0 port, and can be linked to a second display via an HDMI connection. (more...)
City of Brass is Majorly Channelling Prince of Persia City of Brass is Majorly Channelling Prince of Persia
- April 03, 2018

Featuring a Blessings & Burdens system that allows players to make optional choices in the game, City of Brass designer - and co-founder of Uppercut Games - Ed Orman hopes that the various tweaks players can make to health and damage output create a more joyful experience for the players. (more...)
Snapchat is rolling out group video chats like Messenger and Houseparty Snapchat is rolling out group video chats like Messenger and Houseparty
- April 03, 2018

While reports about Snap Inc laying off a number of employees are on a high, Snapchat is aggressively introducing new features to its platform in order to improve the user experience. Now, Snapchat will offer a way for up to 16 people to video chat. "How you express yourself is up to you. Every conversation is unique", the company said. (more...)
Warner's wife sex scandal reason for Ball tampering episode? Warner's wife sex scandal reason for Ball tampering episode?
- April 03, 2018

Respected cricket broadcaster and writer Mike Coward said the description of the events as "disappointing" underplayed the significance of what had happened. "But Dave would come home from the game and see me in tears in the bedroom, and the girls just looking at their mum, it's been heartbreaking", she said. (more...)
Instagram is the latest big name to ditch its Apple Watch app Instagram is the latest big name to ditch its Apple Watch app
- April 03, 2018

Companies are figuring out that they do not all need to be on a device with such a limited set of functions . Instagram's Apple Watch app was one of the original social network apps to debut in the early days of watchOS - the app let you see recent photos from your timeline, comment, and view alerts on Apple Watch - but the app hasn't been updated in years to take advantage of current features. (more...)
Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions on Chrome browser Google bans cryptocurrency mining extensions on Chrome browser
- April 03, 2018

Until recently, the policy of the Chrome Web Store has been to allow cryptocurrency mining extensions under the condition that this was its sole objective. The blog explains that cryptocurrency mining extensions had been allowed as long as mining was their sole goal and they advertised themselves accurately. (more...)
Dancing breaks out for Canadians at Commonwealth Games Dancing breaks out for Canadians at Commonwealth Games
- April 03, 2018

Malaysia's best outing was in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India which saw former national track cyclist Josiah Ng won a gold medal in the men's keirin event. The CGF would not elaborate on the nature of sanctions should any of the teams or athletes be found to have breached the rules. While the boxer has denied any such alleged involvement, team officials have reportedly admitted to the use of syringe but for a "medical purpose". (more...)
Haifa team sires Intel's 'best processor ever' for laptops Haifa team sires Intel's 'best processor ever' for laptops
- April 03, 2018

Asus ROG G703 The Asus ROG G703 pairs up the new Intel Core i9-8950HK processor with Nvidia GTX 1080 for unparalleled performance in a gaming laptop . Along with a handful of new desktop processors, we've got new high-end gaming laptop CPUs, and, finally, the full range of motherboard chipsets. It comes fully unlocked and features the new Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB), which opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency up to 200 MHz if the processor temperature ... (more...)
Latias and Latios have been added to Pokémon Go Latias and Latios have been added to Pokémon Go
- April 03, 2018

The two "Eon" Pokemon will start appearing around 4 PM ET after Lugia departs the game. Latias and Latios are a complementary pair of dragon and psychic-type legendary Pokemon. Australia was not mentioned in the announcement, although its likely that Latias will appear on that continent first followed by Latios in May. The Dragon- and Psychic-type bosses should offer an exciting challenge for players who are ready to get back to the Battle Raid grind. (more...)
Fortnite is now open to everyone on iOS Fortnite is now open to everyone on iOS
- April 02, 2018

Fortnite entered an invite-only beta for iOS in mid-March. Considering that the game is available on even more devices now than it was in January, it is safe to say that it has surpassed over 50 million downloads [VIDEO ]. With mainstream attention and even famous music artists like Drake taking the time to get in a few matches here and there, Fortnite has become as much of a cultural phenomenon as it has an excellent battle royale game. (more...)
Apple plans to use its own chips in Macs from 2020 Apple plans to use its own chips in Macs from 2020
- April 02, 2018

Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 2.46% for the last five trades and expanded 5.66% in one month period. 14,059,147 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 36,075,191. Therefore 61% are positive. By using these figures, stock traders have a clear-cut idea to analyze the complete picture of most active stocks of INTC . (more...)
Arkansas State Trooper Injured When Shot During Traffic Stop Arkansas State Trooper Injured When Shot During Traffic Stop
- April 02, 2018

The trooper (Troop K) has been transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to the Arkansas State Police Facebook page. Officials said the sweeper was seen on Interstate 93 north after it was reported stolen Sunday morning. (more...)
We've Got OnePlus 6 Pricing Details & Its Case We've Got OnePlus 6 Pricing Details & Its Case
- April 02, 2018

The OnePlus 5T launched in November with a starting price of RMB 2,999 (around Rs 30,000). The new report confirms the same. To recollect, OnePlus 5T was launched at the same price as the OnePlus 5 a year ago, which created a lot of buzz among the OnePlus 5 users. (more...)
Intl Business Machines Corp (IBM) Shareholder Cincinnati Insurance Company Increased Its Stake
- April 02, 2018

Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $152.00 target price on shares of IBM in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Estabrook Capital Management who had been investing in International Business Machine for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $141.34 billion market cap company. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ receives a price cut in India Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ receives a price cut in India
- April 02, 2018

Yes, with the leitmotif being added strength, you'd be correct to assume that the fragile glass back will be substituted for a stronger material, most likely a sturdy plastic which might not feel premium but is times more shatter-resistant than any Gorilla Glass iteration. (more...)
Huawei Working on Foldable Smartphone and Might be Coming Sooner than Expected Huawei Working on Foldable Smartphone and Might be Coming Sooner than Expected
- April 02, 2018

Huawei hasn't had the easiest time of late in the U.S. The Chinese manufacturer lost carrier support back in February as both AT&T and Verizon pulled out of deals to carry the Mate 10 Pro following political pressure from the U.S. Both the Huawei P20 Pro and the lower-end Huawei P20 (with only two camera lenses and smaller screens) are available for online pre-orders starting today. (more...)
Research suggests possibilities of microbes in the clouds of Venus Research suggests possibilities of microbes in the clouds of Venus
- April 02, 2018

There is a huge catalog of microbes known to humans that have inhabited at harsh environments and temperatures on Earth such as in the deep ocean hydrothermal vents, hot springs of Yellowstone, acidic lakes, and even toxic sludge collected at polluted areas where these microbes were still thriving and growing in number. (more...)
Lacklustre Atletico beat Deportivo with Gameiro penalty Lacklustre Atletico beat Deportivo with Gameiro penalty
- April 02, 2018

An nearly training-like display filled the early stages inside the bouncing Wanda Metropolitano, with the hosts enjoying the majority of possession within the opposition half; however, struggled to break Clarence Seedorf's limited side down and being reduced to long-range efforts. (more...)
Ford prices Mustang Bullitt, confirms 480 horsepower Ford prices Mustang Bullitt, confirms 480 horsepower
- April 02, 2018

Ford has begun taking orders for the limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt , the modern interpretation of the iconic 1968 model featured in the " Bullitt " movie. "When making a Bullitt , there are certain things it absolutely must have", Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, said in a previous statement. I would bet that with aftermarket tuning, the Bullitt will make even more power, but that will have to be proven by some of the owners. (more...)