Technology


Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks About Life in Interview Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks About Life in Interview
- September 08, 2018

In addition, Bloomberg News reported that Tesla's head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, would not be returning from a leave of absence. Tesla Inc shares fell almost nine percent on Friday as the resignation of its chief accounting officer after just a month at work spooked investors amid another social media storm around billionaire chief executive Elon Musk . (more...)
Elon Musk smokes weed on California comedian's show Elon Musk smokes weed on California comedian's show
- September 07, 2018

Of 50 USA sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 - but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reversed course on a plan to turn Tesla back into a private company via a significant stock buyback that was estimated to cost tens of billions, closing a very short chapter in. (more...)
Ubers new safety feature turns smartphones into crash detectors Ubers new safety feature turns smartphones into crash detectors
- September 07, 2018

And in case of long stop without any reason during any trip, both the rider and the driver will receive a ride check notification displayed through the app to inquire about the situation. Additionally, riders can now request trips using cross-streets instead of an exact street address. Khosrowshahi said the service will begin leaving pick-up and drop-off addresses out of drivers' trip history logs, showing only general areas to avoid creating databases of sensitive locations such as home ... (more...)
Suspicious iPhone 9, Xs Max Preorders Have Appeared Online Suspicious iPhone 9, Xs Max Preorders Have Appeared Online
- September 07, 2018

Here is how they differ, based on the speculation. More Colors The more expensive models will come in the same colors as the current iPhone X - silver and space gray - plus, as shown in the leaked image from 9to5Mac, a new gold finish. Resolution is a little unclear at the moment. The iPhone XS is predicted to offer a 458ppi, the same as the iPhone X , which if true means a resolution of 2436 x 1125. (more...)
British Airways was hacked, and its customers are paying the price British Airways was hacked, and its customers are paying the price
- September 07, 2018

The airline said that the breach involved customer bookings made between August 21 and September 5. "We recommend you contact your bank and follow their recommended advice", read the statement . And in May 2017, serious problems with British Airways' IT systems led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted, after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled . (more...)
Samsung Mobile Chief Says Foldable Phone Coming This Year Samsung Mobile Chief Says Foldable Phone Coming This Year
- September 07, 2018

Koh hinted that we will learn more about the device later this year at the Samsung Developer Conference in November. Back in July The Wall Street Journal declared Samsung is likely to make the phone from a single display panel. Now Samsung may actually be hyping up its own plans for next year's launch . The South Korean giant recently announced that it may unveil the world's first foldable smartphone in 2018, and now a new report has suggested that a handset with a four-camera ... (more...)
Feds Charge North Korean Cyber-Operative In Sony Hack, Ransomware Attack Feds Charge North Korean Cyber-Operative In Sony Hack, Ransomware Attack
- September 06, 2018

The indictment, initially reported by ABC News and the Washington Post , is the first direct set of charges against an individual associated with the North Korean government. Authorities have said previously that North Korea was responsible for the cyber-attack. Park Jin Hyok was part of a hacking group that conducted some of the most destructive recent online attacks in the world, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. (more...)
1-inch iPhone leaks in four colors, shows its dual SIM tray 1-inch iPhone leaks in four colors, shows its dual SIM tray
- September 06, 2018

It will be replaced on all three models with the face-scanning FaceID that Apple introduced with the iPhone X past year. Bloomberg reported there will be three iPhone models this year, two with more expensive OLED display technology, and one with a 6.1-inch LCD display. (more...)
OnePlus 6T seemingly confirmed by leaked images of 'retail box' OnePlus 6T seemingly confirmed by leaked images of 'retail box'
- September 06, 2018

We've seen OnePlus borrow designs from Oppo smartphones for some of its previous handsets - it's reported that they're both subsidiaries of Chinese company BBK Electronics - and we could see it happen again with the OnePlus 6T . Which makes us think that OnePlus may have cracked the technological achievement of placing a fingerprint scanner under the screen of the phone. The device could either house a 3,300mAh battery similar to the OnePlus 6, or the company could bump it up to ... (more...)
Battlefield V 'Firestorm' 64-Player Battle Royale Mode Showcased In New Trailer Battlefield V 'Firestorm' 64-Player Battle Royale Mode Showcased In New Trailer
- September 06, 2018

For starters, the trailer reveals that the Battlefield V battle royale mode will be called Firestorm . Battlefield 5 publisher EA has revealed more about the game's Fortnite-inspired Battle Royale mode. Lastly, Tom's Hardware were surprised that "DICE eschewed multi-GPU support", especially since the RTX On mode users can only hope for 60fps at 1080p with the top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti . (more...)
Networking Bug Caused WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Outages In US And India.. Networking Bug Caused WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Outages In US And India..
- September 06, 2018

Facebook showed an error message for some users on its site: 'Your account is now unavailable due to a site issue. Social media giant Facebook , along with WhatsApp and Instagram , has reportedly encountered a network related issue that eventually led to the platforms depicting a downgraded performance for quite a while. (more...)
Can Twitter, Google and Facebook avoid being biased against conservative views? Can Twitter, Google and Facebook avoid being biased against conservative views?
- September 06, 2018

In the wake of testimony before a Senate committee hearing in which top officials from Facebook and Twitter testified, the Department of Justice issued a statement saying that it would be investigating social media firms. European investors were even more risk averse: London's FTSE (-1pc), Frankfurt's DAX (-1.4pc) and Paris' CAC (-1.5pc) indices closed in the red. "Where we go from here now is an open question". (more...)
Samsung will unveil its foldable smartphone in two months
- September 05, 2018

Instead of introducing new technology into the flagship Galaxy S and Note series of devices, Koh said Samsung will look to bring in cutting-edge features to its cheaper models first. Samsung' mobile division CEO has confirmed the innovative Galaxy F will launch this year. The premium smartphone market drives much of the profit at Apple and Samsung , which have both raised the prices of their phones over the past year. (more...)
Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions
- September 05, 2018

We aren't proud of how that free and open exchange has been weaponized and used to distract and divide people, and our nation. "From a simple business perspective and to serve the public conversation, Twitter is incentivized to keep all voices on the platform". (more...)
4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday
- September 05, 2018

In commemoration of Chrome's 10-year anniversary, Google has updated the browser with a new look, and has introduced many improvements. If you're already using the Chrome browser, it should automatically update itself to the new version. (more...)
Razer Phone 2 is Officially a Go Razer Phone 2 is Officially a Go
- September 05, 2018

Gaming company Razer entered the competitive smartphone segment a year ago, with the launch of the Razer Phone . During Razer's most recent earnings report , the company confirmed that a second-generation Razer Phone is on the way. (more...)
Microsoft Plans Revamp for Android, iOS and Web Versions of Skype Microsoft Plans Revamp for Android, iOS and Web Versions of Skype
- September 05, 2018

It allowed users to post a thread of photos and videos for friends to view and react to with emoticons. As with any feature-rich product, maintaining simplicity while enhancing functionality is critical to usability. Calling became harder to execute and " Highlights " didn't resonate with a majority of users. After the call, the recording is finalized and then posted to your chat where it is available for 30 days. (more...)
Sony Japan Will No Longer Repair the PS2 Sony Japan Will No Longer Repair the PS2
- September 05, 2018

According to the report from IT Media ( via Kotaku ), Sony Japan had asked all PS2 owners to fill out forms online before August 31st in order to have their consoles fixed for the last time. If, like me, you hold on to your gaming hardware then you've probably got at least one PS2 in your collection. Of course, as with any device, third-party repairs will always be possible, but this is a significant milestone for the device, which is estimated to have sold 150m units since its launch in ... (more...)
Apple's new iPad Pro for 2018 may have just been revealed Apple's new iPad Pro for 2018 may have just been revealed
- September 05, 2018

Apple is going all out with design upgrades this year, ditching its signature home button once and for all on all of its iOS devices, it seems. Incidentally, we've seen conflicting reports as to whether or not Face ID on the iPad will work in landscape mode. (more...)
Samsung's Foldable Galaxy X is Coming Very Soon, For Real. Probably Samsung's Foldable Galaxy X is Coming Very Soon, For Real. Probably
- September 04, 2018

He said the South Korean giant is changing its smartphone strategy for its mid-priced Galaxy A series of smartphones amid a slowdown in the handset market. "So when the end customer uses it, (they think) "wow, this is the reason Samsung made it" , he said. Instead of introducing new technology in the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, the company will now look to bring some of those cutting-edge features to its affordable models first. (more...)
Pixel 3 XL + Lyft ride = Another Pixel 3 XL leak Pixel 3 XL + Lyft ride = Another Pixel 3 XL leak
- September 04, 2018

Did an employee royally mess up, or is this a publicity stunt by Google? Because the universe has decided that a phone being sold and unboxed before even being announced wasn't enough, the Google Pixel 3 XL has leaked yet again after being left in the back of a Lyft auto. (more...)
Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12 Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12
- September 03, 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words, but there are still a lot of details we're waiting on here obviously. The company has launched a free fix program for all Apple iPhone 8 device owners who purchased their device between September 2017 and March 2018 in various countries including India. (more...)
Huawei AI Cube: First look at Huawei’s Alexa-powered smart speaker Huawei AI Cube: First look at Huawei’s Alexa-powered smart speaker
- September 03, 2018

If you desperately want Alexa access without having to worry about finding both a WiFi network and an outlet, Huawei's router addresses half of those headaches at least. Perhaps Huawei's combination of audio quality, wireless connectivity and Alexa smarts will be enough for the AI Cube to carve out a space for itself in the crowded smart speaker market, but it seems like it's going to be a while before U.S. (more...)
Apple's first self-driving auto crash caused by human driver Apple's first self-driving auto crash caused by human driver
- September 02, 2018

The first auto crash experienced by Apple's fleet of self-driving vehicles happened just last week and it was apparently caused by a human driver - not Apple's own technology. Apparently, the autonomous Apple auto was attempting to merge onto an expressway and traveling at only 1 miles per hour when it was rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf, the report says. (more...)
Google `Titan Security Key` now available on Play Store Google `Titan Security Key` now available on Play Store
- September 02, 2018

And although Google says the devices are secure, Yubikey - a major developer of security keys - criticized Google's move to support Bluetooth , which adds another attack layer for anyone nearby, citing recent Bluetooth flaws . Because Google refers to this key as a "two-step verification" solution, not a 2FA solution. There's also a USB-C adapter, so you can still use it even if your laptop only has those ports, like Apple's MacBook Pro. (more...)
Google Assistant can now understand, speak two languages at once
- September 02, 2018

It's worth noting, this is also the first time any digital assistant has explicitly had bilingual support. To turn on this feature, users have to select two of the supported languages - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese. (more...)
Honor announces the Honor Play Honor announces the Honor Play
- September 02, 2018

This gives the device an nearly edge-to-edge display screen that is about 6.1 inch and of course, it's OLED. It doesn't even have the front camera near the screen, which means the front (and probably rear too) camera will pop-up from the top. (more...)
BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard BlackBerry Debuts $400 KEY2 LE Smartphone With Redesigned Keyboard
- September 01, 2018

As confirmed earlier, TCL Communication has unveiled the BlackBerry KEY2 LE at the IFA 2018 in Berlin. The Key2 LE will be available next month. The phone features a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) 3:2 display with 433 PPI pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also has IP65/68 ratings for dust and water resistance. (more...)
Huawei launches advanced 7-nanometre smartphone chip ahead of Apple, Samsung Huawei launches advanced 7-nanometre smartphone chip ahead of Apple, Samsung
- September 01, 2018

The module hence sports two super-big Cortex-A76 cores, another pair of big Cortex-A76 cores, and a quad-core Cortex-A55 configuration. Huawei will launch its next-generation high-end phones, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro (with quite possibly a Porsche edition as well) on October 16. (more...)
Apple censors Pride watch face in Russian Federation Apple censors Pride watch face in Russian Federation
- September 01, 2018

A 6.1-inch model with an LCD display: If the above models are the lux options then this one is the utility phone. According to 9to5Mac , which obtained its iPhone XS photos thanks to the FCC, the OLED version of Apple's next phone will come in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch variants. (more...)