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Majority of drone owners welcome regulation Majority of drone owners welcome regulation
- July 26, 2017

All privately operated drones in the United Kingdom will soon need to comply with new regulations and drones weighing 250g or more will have to be registered. Increasingly, drones are proving vital for inspecting transport infrastructure for fix or aiding police and fire services in search and rescue operations, even helping to save lives. (more...)
Texas police chiefs: No need for bathroom bill Texas police chiefs: No need for bathroom bill
- July 25, 2017

Donna Campbell's bill mandates that doctors report complications within 72 hours, and gives facilities 30 days to report them to the state. On Friday, Texas senators voted 8-1 to pass a controversial bill restricting bathroom usage for transgender people. (more...)
August Xbox Games With Gold Features Free Bayonetta, Trials Fusion August Xbox Games With Gold Features Free Bayonetta, Trials Fusion
- July 25, 2017

Trials Fusion lets the player perform a variety of unsafe stunts and races on different insane locations. The game first released via Steam Early Access back in January 2016, and will make its full-debut this August on PC, Mac, Linux, and Xbox One. (more...)
Robot Vacuum Cleaners Could Be The Key To Smart Houses Robot Vacuum Cleaners Could Be The Key To Smart Houses
- July 25, 2017

He thinks the mapping technology now guiding top-end Roomba models could change that and is basing the company's strategy on it. Founder Colin Angle said the data they gathered could be used to make other devices work better in a smart home . (more...)
Toyota Planning Long-Range Electric Car Powered By Solid-State Batteries, Report Says Toyota Planning Long-Range Electric Car Powered By Solid-State Batteries, Report Says
- July 25, 2017

Solid-state batteries use a solid electrolyte, instead of liquid, and benefits include a lower chance of overheating and a higher energy density. And a part of that. Toyota might wait until 2022 to unveil its first long-range battery-electric vehicle, which would put it well behind the curve. At the same time, the automaker has spent considerable money and effort in bringing hydrogen fuel-cell cars to (very limited) markets, at a time when most other automakers have been rolling their eyes at ... (more...)
Moto Z2 Force Hands-on Moto Z2 Force Hands-on
- July 25, 2017

The design of the new Z2 Force is largely similar to other second generation smartphones the company has unveiled this year which isn't a bad thing at all . It also doesn't feature water-resistance, something most high-end phones offer. The long-term health of the Moto Z line is going to depend on the breadth and usefulness of the Mods that are on the market. (more...)
Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen
- July 25, 2017

Facebook is developing a smart speaker with a 15-inch touchscreen panel similar to that of Amazon's latest product, the Echo Show , according to reports. While a hardware product from Facebook might seem unusual, the company actually has two busy hardware labs: Area 404 for its main lab and Building 8 reserved for an all-star tech team to work on secretive hardware devices. (more...)
Lost Sphear From Tokyo RPG Factor Gets A Release Date Lost Sphear From Tokyo RPG Factor Gets A Release Date
- July 25, 2017

Those who pre-order on STEAM will receive a custom LOST SPHEAR wallpaper and two music tracks. After Kanata witnesses this phenomenon firsthand when his mother disappears, he sets out with his friends Lumina and Locke on a quest to prevent his village from vanishing and restore the world. (more...)
Google rolls-out SOS alert feature for Search and Maps Google rolls-out SOS alert feature for Search and Maps
- July 25, 2017

Google said It has worked closely with organisations and agencies on the front lines of relief efforts, including the Red Cross , the Federal Emergency Management Agency , the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration and many others. (more...)
Why Jio users face slow network and Airtel tops in 4G speed Why Jio users face slow network and Airtel tops in 4G speed
- July 25, 2017

Despite the efforts of incumbents, India has been ranked 74 - even below countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka - when it comes to average speeds. Of those top speed tests we took the top (fastest) 5 percent and averaged the results for each operator. (more...)
Elon Musk roasts Mark Zuckerberg over his 'limited' understanding of AI
- July 25, 2017

Fast forward to this Sunday, when Zuckerberg was running one of his Facebook Live Q&As. "It's really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible", he continued. "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilisation". "I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence", Gates says in a Reddit question-and-answer session. (more...)
American Mac Computers Hacked With 'FruitFly' Surveillance Malware American Mac Computers Hacked With 'FruitFly' Surveillance Malware
- July 25, 2017

Patrick Wardle , an ex-NSA analyst, uncovered FruitFly after registering one of the domains the hackers had planned to use as back up. SAN FRANCISCO - Mac users typically think they're immune to malware. Wardle said he found no evidence the malware can be used to install ransomware or collect banking credentials. Once the scope of the situation became clear, Wardle says he passed the information along to the appropriate law enforcement authorities; and he plans to present his findings ... (more...)
Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators
- July 25, 2017

Qualcomm wants the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of certain iPhones that don't use Qualcomm's chips. Earlier this month , Qualcomm filed a patent infringement suit against Apple seeking an import ban on iPhone models that use modem chips "other than those supplied by Qualcomm affiliates". (more...)
Facebook buys digital rights management startup Source3 to protect content creators Facebook buys digital rights management startup Source3 to protect content creators
- July 25, 2017

The social media giant has been taking several steps to combat the menace. Facebook has been battling pirated content for quite a while. Most likely Facebook will want to use Source3's technology to augment its Rights Manager software, which was launched past year. (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 4 for iPhone, iPad Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 4 for iPhone, iPad
- July 25, 2017

It will take a few more days before the public release of iOS 11 Beta 4 is made available by Apple. You might not be aware that iOS 11 will be coming this fall, and the new iOS 11 Beta 4 was just released in anticipation for the upcoming official release. (more...)
Moon's surface may hide water-rich interior Moon's surface may hide water-rich interior
- July 24, 2017

But there are still questions about just how wet the Moon's interior is. Milliken also noted that these deposits would be great targets for future exploration, during which samples could be collected and later studied to further refine the estimated water content of the moon's interior. (more...)
Android O Developer Preview 4 is out, public version imminent
- July 24, 2017

If you're not a developer, you can always install the final preview using the Android Beta program . If you're running the Android O Dev Preview, this means that devices enrolled in the Beat program will receive an OTA update in the next few days, although traditionally it's been nearly same day service, so make sure you're ready to update . (more...)
Google Releases Final Android O Developer Preview
- July 24, 2017

Developers can now start readying their apps for Android 8.0 before it's released to Google hardware later this summer - and then the long, gradual rollout for other devices will begin. You can download the final API 26 SDK from the SDK Manager in Android Studio . Each new developer preview has introduced something new for curious users to test out, but unless you're a developer, this update doesn't bring anything that hasn't already been seen. (more...)
Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip
- July 24, 2017

Microsoft has revealed that the second generation of its HoloLens "mixed reality" headset will incorporate a chip deigned to power artificial intelligence (AI) functions in the wearable device. It will entail an AI coprocessor to "natively and flexibly implement DNNs". Sadly, the company's initially available HoloLens hardware is priced out of the reach of most consumers, costing $3,000 for the Development Edition release - a price that is being brought down by hardware partners ... (more...)
Microsoft's 'Plan is Set' for Xbox One X Pre-Orders Microsoft's 'Plan is Set' for Xbox One X Pre-Orders
- July 24, 2017

The Xbox One X console, formerly known as Project Scorpio, will be released in November. "I want to make sure I get one". Responding to a question on Twitter , Spencer says that the "plan is set" for pre-orders, and that all approvals are now done, so it won't be too much longer before pre-orders go live. (more...)

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