Technology


Google working on its own gaming platform to take on Xbox, PS4 Google working on its own gaming platform to take on Xbox, PS4
- July 01, 2018

Of course, Google has been interested in the video game market for some time now, and was reportedly set to acquire streaming site Twitch before Amazon nabbed it instead, but It seems the company is really starting to put the pedal to the metal this year. (more...)
Motorola Confirms the Launch of Moto E5 Plus in India Motorola Confirms the Launch of Moto E5 Plus in India
- July 01, 2018

It is said to be smaller than the One Power but we aren't sure if it will have a smaller or more compact screen. Previous leaks of the One Power show that it will have a metal or matte finish. Rumors have been growing that the Moto Z3 could get announced before the end of the year, but the safe bet at this point is that we'll actually see the oft-leaked Motorola One Power see the light of day in early August. (more...)
Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign celebrates 50th anniversaries with 710 horsepower Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign celebrates 50th anniversaries with 710 horsepower
- July 01, 2018

Well, the GT-R50's styling was left to Albaisa and his design teams in London and America. Gold highlights are used throughout the dramatically restyled exterior, while the car's original features have been exaggerated, and aerodynamically improved. (more...)
Google invests $22 mn in feature phone OS,'KaiOS' Google invests $22 mn in feature phone OS,'KaiOS'
- July 01, 2018

With the partnership, Google will now put in a bunch of Android apps in the KaiOS system. After dominating the Indian smartphone market with close to 95 per cent of all devices running on its Android operating system, technology giant Google is now looking at capturing the country's low-priced feature phone space. (more...)
Huawei, partners complete verification of 5G network slices Huawei, partners complete verification of 5G network slices
- July 01, 2018

Huawei did not say which phone will support 5G, though odds are the next Mate phone will be the first. We'll also start seeing 5G smartphones in 2019 as chip manufacturers are due to start supplying their compatible products as well. The Huawei chairman said his firm is a "major 5G standards contributor and patent holder", and that Huawei had released a statement on May 15 announcing their commitment to the FRAND principle (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-discriminatory). (more...)
Whatsapp 'Send Messages' Group Controls Officially Rolling Out on Android, iPhone Whatsapp 'Send Messages' Group Controls Officially Rolling Out on Android, iPhone
- July 01, 2018

This would be useful for a lecturer to create an announcement group for a class for example, without the danger of off-topic conversations or important messages being lost in the conversation. "The Request Account Info feature allows you to request and export a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings", the company had said. (more...)
PUBG Corps Drops Its Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite PUBG Corps Drops Its Lawsuit Against Epic Games and Fortnite
- June 30, 2018

We know you want to get back out to the Playground LTM. "We've got multiple teams working to get this mode back into your hands so you can let your imaginations run wild", said Epic on Reddit . Epic's free-to-play battle royale title is available on almost every console including the Nintendo Switch, making it more accessible to the public. (more...)
Comcast says most services restored after major outage Comcast says most services restored after major outage
- June 30, 2018

Comcast directed customers on Twitter to contact the company if they continued to experience service disruptions. According to the website downdetector .com, which tracks when "technology fails", Comcast is now failing its customers in and around New Jersey. (more...)
The Next OnePlus Flagship Could Be Available at a US Carrier
- June 30, 2018

Sales of OnePlus devices recently started at carriers in Europe, and with the United States market so much more reliant on carrier sales, it only makes sense to make a push here. Lau also said the company was hoping to make its devises available via the networks over in the US. Lau said that the company prioritizes speed and a bloatware-free experience. (more...)
Fortnite is replacing its Final Fight game mode with a reliable favorite Fortnite is replacing its Final Fight game mode with a reliable favorite
- June 30, 2018

One of the most memorable occurrences in Fortnite's history was Epic Games' decision to shake up the map in a big way by concluding the last season of the popular Battle Royale game with a meteor strike that permanently changed the map. On Friday, Epic posted a tweet saying the mode was still being tested, and that they would be releasing it "as soon as possible". The developers have announced that the downtime will be extended through the weekend, meaning that the mode will not be ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands on reveals its specifications ahead of launch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands on reveals its specifications ahead of launch
- June 30, 2018

Another upgrade that the Note 9 will receive is a bigger 4,000mAh battery, compared to the Note 8's 3,300mAh battery. The phone has a 5.5-inch full-HD screen and a dual-camera setup at the rear with two 12-megapixel camera sensors. T-Mobile also says that these updates include stability improvements, bug fixes, performance improvements, and support for Universal Profile 1.0 Compatibility. (more...)
Comcast outage affecting customers nationwide Comcast outage affecting customers nationwide
- June 29, 2018

Comcast's verified Twitter account replied to some users complaining about a lack of service. A number of people across the country have been reporting outages. Comcast experienced a widespread outage Friday afternoon. The problem initially looked like an internet-wide outage not exclusively related to Comcast, as users initially reported services like Netflix, Facebook , and YouTube were all down. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 Launches August 9 Galaxy Note 9 Launches August 9
- June 29, 2018

Samsung has started sending out invites for an event that is going to take place on the 9th of August. The Galaxy Note 9 rumored to have a 6.38in display, a happy moment for all the Samsung fans who were waiting for a big screen mobile from Samsung . (more...)
Next OW Hero a Rolling Mech-Using....Hamster Named Hammond - Overwatch Next OW Hero a Rolling Mech-Using....Hamster Named Hammond - Overwatch
- June 29, 2018

Although players will need to wait and see how he affects the meta when he joins live servers and eventually joins competitive play, there is no doubt Wrecking Ball is Blizzard's answer to a Brigitte counter. It also allows Wrecking Ball to reach top speed and ram into foes which deals damage and knocks them back. Here's a look at Wrecking Ball's abilities and their descriptions... (more...)
Porsche sets Nurburgring record with 919 Hybrid Evo Porsche sets Nurburgring record with 919 Hybrid Evo
- June 29, 2018

And this is how Porsche views its adventure: "With this achievement, the two-times Le Mans victor and reigning World Endurance Champion has beaten the lap record on the revered 20.8 kilometre long German race circuit that stood for 35 years". (more...)
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL shown off in high-quality renders Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL shown off in high-quality renders
- June 29, 2018

The Google Pixel 3 will measure 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm. Google Pixel 3 XL , on the other hand, will feature a 6.2-inch sized display, an increase of 0.2-inches when compared to its predecessor. With Google borrowing features from HTC's latest flagship, it probably won't come as a surprise to learn that the engineering talent that the firm acquired from HTC earlier this year will be heavily involved in developing the new devices. (more...)
Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Online Sales Tax Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Online Sales Tax
- June 29, 2018

Wayfair , by a 5-4 decision . Terry Horstman, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Revenue, said the state expects to collect about $200 million annually because of the new way of collecting online sales taxes. Joe Henchman, who runs the state tax policy project at the Tax Foundation*, a conservative think-tank that supports the Wayfair decision, has been talking with officials from states who are looking to tax online sales in a way that complies with it. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone Live L1 Coming To Malaysia This Week For RM 399 ASUS ZenFone Live L1 Coming To Malaysia This Week For RM 399
- June 28, 2018

ZenFone 5Z: India Launch Set for 26th June. Sporting a 6-inch, HD+ (1080 x 2160) display , the Zenfone 5Q has slim bezels, but not quite as diminutive as on its siblings. Battery - the device features 3300mAH battery capacity under the cover that enables Al charging tech. Asus ZenFone 5z measures 153 X 75.65 X 7.7mm and weighs 165 grams. (more...)
Sony is working on a ‘solution’ for PS4 console cross-play controversy Sony is working on a ‘solution’ for PS4 console cross-play controversy
- June 28, 2018

To recap, the Fortnite PS4 issue gained steam when Fortnite launched on the Nintendo Switch . Many Fortnite fans discovered that their Fortnite accounts were locked to PS4 when they tried to sign in on Nintendo Switch. The implication is that because of the sheer number of PS4 users, cross-play with other rival consoles is unnecessary. "I'm confident we'll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community", he said. (more...)
Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 632 Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 632
- June 28, 2018

Compared to the Snapdragon 626 , the new Snapdragon 632 is said to offer 40% higher performance. Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon Wear 2500 will support "more accurate location tracking and is created to implement reliable geofencing use cases" allowing you to set places such as your kids school, home, day care etc.as locations to be notified when they leave. (more...)
Microsoft's USB Type-C Surface dongle reportedly coming this week Microsoft's USB Type-C Surface dongle reportedly coming this week
- June 28, 2018

The dongle did not, in fact, materialize in 2017. Last year, when the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro launched, consumers were upset that there were no USB-C ports on the devices. Speaking of which ... the dongle needs one! Microsoft is actually expanding the range of Surface models supporting USB-C to three , as the Surface Book 2 already features USB-Type C. (more...)
Amazon Alexa iOS adds voice control Amazon Alexa iOS adds voice control
- June 28, 2018

The new version of the app is available for download now, and for those who already have it, an automatic update to the new version is coming within the next few days. Alexa is always ready to play your favorite music, provide weather and news updates , answer questions, create lists, and much more. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your voice, vocabulary, and personal preferences. (more...)
Google is Rolling Out a Fix For The Chromecast Outage Google is Rolling Out a Fix For The Chromecast Outage
- June 28, 2018

These users reported that the Cast icon had disappeared from their favorite streaming services. If you're an avid Google Home and or Chromecast user, there's a chance that you've encountered an error message this morning or just found that your device isn't working. (more...)
WiFi Security Advances With Launch of WPA3 WiFi Security Advances With Launch of WPA3
- June 28, 2018

The new Wi-Fi Easy Connect protocol that was explicitly designed with the new breed of IoT devices in mind, devices that have limited or no display at all. "Coupling WPA3 with the promise of 802.11ax's efficiency will allow Wi-Fi to reach levels of security and performance unimaginable only a few years ago". (more...)
Telltale Games is about to ditch their own in-house engine Telltale Games is about to ditch their own in-house engine
- June 28, 2018

A new report from Variety suggests that the developers of The Wolf Among Us , The Walking Dead , and other popular adaptations are abandoning the Telltale Tool engine used to create the studio's most popular games . For customers enjoying Telltale's games , the shift to the Unity engine is a good one as well. That's according to Variety , which has heard from several sources claiming that the in-house Telltale Tool tech will not be in use moving forwards. (more...)
Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011 Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011
- June 28, 2018

Smartphone rivals Samsung and Apple have been locked in a vicious court battle over allegedly stolen patents. But the case has had a lasting impact on US patent law. "It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple". Samsung paid $548 million of the $1.05 billion owed to Apple in 2015, but appealed all the way to the U.S. (more...)
Facebook Ends Project Aquila Facebook Ends Project Aquila
- June 28, 2018

While its main business is invasive tracking programs for the goal of better targeting ads at its users, Facebook has also been sinking money into more ambitious initiatives, most notably the Aquila drone program, which theoretically involved solar-powered drones that would stay in the air for months at a time, serving as an internet access point in regions that lack the physical infrastructure. (more...)
'I should have never confronted her': Permit Patty speaks out 'I should have never confronted her': Permit Patty speaks out
- June 28, 2018

A San Francisco woman caught on video threatening to call the police on an 8-year-old African American girl is now facing a boycott of her cannabis business. "If it was heartfelt, then we would have gotten it over the weekend when we were still outside selling water", said Austin. Ettel did, however, offer an apology to Austin and her daughter. (more...)
Instagram was a lucrative acquisition for Facebook Instagram was a lucrative acquisition for Facebook
- June 28, 2018

Facebook had acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012; this means that Instagram gave 100X returns in just 6 years! Instagram has hit 1 billion monthly active users last week which Bloomberg says will help the company revenue exceed US$10bn within the next 12 months. (more...)
Mobile FamilyMode offers digital parenting tools for $10/month Mobile FamilyMode offers digital parenting tools for $10/month
- June 27, 2018

FamilyMode can be used without the Home Base as well, with just the FamilyMode app. T-Mobile today introduced FamilyMode , a new device and app combo that lets parents track their kids' digital activities across devices. To order it, you have to call the company. The service sells for $10 per month although you'll have to dish out an additional $20 up front for the hardware. (more...)