Science


French watchdog launches probe into Apple over 'alleged deception and planned obsolescence' French watchdog launches probe into Apple over 'alleged deception and planned obsolescence'
- January 09, 2018

To avoid its sudden shutdown, the corporation has made changes to the IOS operating system that slow down the performance of certain resource-scarce functions. The company issued a statement on December 28 in which it apologized for its handling of the issue but denied that it did so to shorten the life of its products. (more...)
Sennheiser Introduce Exciting New Headphones At CES 2018 Sennheiser Introduce Exciting New Headphones At CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

How does Sennheiser get around the boxy sound of many closed-back headphones? The Sennheiser HD 820 headphone design includes handcrafted microfiber ear pads to provide a soft and comfortable fit and excellent "attenuation" of ambient noise, all finished with a robust metal headband but includes an inner damping element. (more...)
Apple Investors Warn About Child Gadget Addiction Apple Investors Warn About Child Gadget Addiction
- January 09, 2018

Activist hedge fund Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System sent a letter to apple over the weekend, asking the company to offer more tools for parents to show children how to use its devices. "There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having unintentional negative consequences ", the investors wrote. (more...)
Turtles turn female as Great Barrier Reef grows warmer Turtles turn female as Great Barrier Reef grows warmer
- January 09, 2018

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California State University and Worldwide Fund for Nature Australia examined two populations of the species and found the group living further north in Australia (where it was warmer) were 99% female. (more...)
Bixby Coming to Samsung's Family Hub Fridge, 2018 Smart TVs Bixby Coming to Samsung's Family Hub Fridge, 2018 Smart TVs
- January 09, 2018

Samsung today announced plans to make all of its products Internet of Things (IoT) ready by 2020, utilising an open platform to improve user experience. The AI Center will be used to drive its AI ambitions forward. In October of previous year, Samsung announced Bixby 2 .0, which would take Bixby beyond phones and into its entire ecosystem of smart things . (more...)
Samsung will launch the Galaxy A8/A8 Samsung will launch the Galaxy A8/A8
- January 09, 2018

It has come to light that the mystery device is the Galaxy On7 Prime and is slated to be exclusively available on Amazon from next week. Both the variants support up to 256GB of expandable storage space using a microSD card. Users can sign up to get notifications about the smartphone from Amazon India . Considering this is the mid-range market that Samsung is tackling, price will likely be a big deciding factor for consumers. (more...)
Link has announced new 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers Link has announced new 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers
- January 09, 2018

D-Link is one of these many (many) companies attending CES with a number of new products, including a now newly announced set of 802.11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers. McAfee said in a press release: "As education and awareness rises, individuals and organizations are getting better at protecting against malware like ransomware.this improvement is likely to drive cybercriminals to adjust their tactics and target less traditional, more profitable targets, including high net-worth individuals, businesses ... (more...)
Hundreds of Free Google Bicycles Stolen from Its Campus Every Week Hundreds of Free Google Bicycles Stolen from Its Campus Every Week
- January 09, 2018

Google says between 100 and 250 of the 1,100 colourful Gbikes go missing each week, despite some being fitted with Global Positioning System trackers. In fact, even Mountain View's mayor, Ken Rosenberg, has admitted to borrowing a Gbike to go see a movie once. The problem is becoming so prevalent that the company is looking at locking the bikes down and letting employees unlock them with their phones. (more...)
Facebook's M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19 Facebook's M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19
- January 09, 2018

M wasn't just another chatbot that was trained to provide text responses based on previous conversations, using artificial intelligence. Facebook is saying farewell to "M", its human-led virtual assistant - at least in its current form, The Verge reported on Monday. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1) With Face Unlock To Launch in February
- January 09, 2018

Notably, the Zenfone Max Plus is the first ASUS smartphone to feature a face unlock functionality which allows the owner to unlock the phone by looking at the camera. We don't know how secure this authentication method is, so if you want to make sure your private data is protected you can go ahead and use the fingerprint sensor on the back instead. (more...)
Nope, AT&T isn't selling a Huawei phone Nope, AT&T isn't selling a Huawei phone
- January 09, 2018

However, the day before Huawei's CES press conference, several outlets are reporting that AT&T has backed away from the deal. An AT&T spokesman declined to comment, noting that the company hasn't commented on this rumor for the past few months. (more...)
DJI targets smartphone shooters and professionals with new camera stabilizers DJI targets smartphone shooters and professionals with new camera stabilizers
- January 09, 2018

Even with the material that is used to make the new Osmo Mobile 2 is different, as it uses only high performance nylon instead of the mixture of nylon and magnesium alloy, thus now the stabilizer is lighter. The DJI Ronin-S is a handheld gimbal that is large enough for your common DSLR (and mirrorless of course) video configurations without requiring such a payload capacity of the larger gimbals that are much more expensive. (more...)
HTC's Vive Pro offers resolution bump, wireless adapter, and better microphones HTC's Vive Pro offers resolution bump, wireless adapter, and better microphones
- January 09, 2018

The headphones that for the HTC Vive were a separate purchase are now included as a standard with HTC Vive Pro . The Vive Wireless Adaptor will allow both the HTC Vive and the HTC Vive Pro to go wireless. It also comes with a new head strap, which looks nearly identical to the Vive Deluxe Audio strap . At its event, HTC also introduced the Vive Wireless Adaptor that wirelessly connects the Vive or Vive Pro to a nearby PC. (more...)
Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service reaches beta status on PC Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service reaches beta status on PC
- January 09, 2018

NVIDIA Freestyle , is a new feature that is coming to the Geforce Experience, which anyone with an Nvidia GPU should be familiar with. Tap into incredible PC gaming from your Mac and Windows PC and play at high resolutions and smooth frame rates. (more...)
Samsung Family Hub smart fridge now has Bixby voice control Samsung Family Hub smart fridge now has Bixby voice control
- January 08, 2018

The company will be showing off the new Family Hub refrigerator this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show so watch out for that one fridge that integrates Samsung's SmartThings IoT ecosystem and Bixby . Ask "Hi Bixby , what's new today?" and it will provide a read out of the news, weather and calendar updates specifically tailored to the user. Samsung is promising a wider array of content thanks to partnerships with the likes of HomeAdvisor, Pinterest, Tasty and The ... (more...)
Toyota's new automated vehicle system will bring retail stores to you Toyota's new automated vehicle system will bring retail stores to you
- January 08, 2018

The companies announced the partnership on Monday. Auto companies from General Motors (GM) to Tesla (TSLA) as well as interlopers like Alphabet (GOOGL)-unit Waymo are racing to bring fully self-driving cars to market, and the payoff will be massive for the ones who pull it off first. (more...)
Acer Swift 7 world's thinnest notebook finds room for 4G LTE
- January 08, 2018

Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players. The Acer Spin 3 will be available in North America in February with prices starting at US$599; and in EMEA in January with prices starting at €649. (more...)
Ford Drops Diesel Into F-150, Finally Ford Drops Diesel Into F-150, Finally
- January 08, 2018

The Ford truck team paid particular attention to extreme driving conditions when engineering the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, which features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high temperature, high-altitude performance - a key advantage versus the electric cooling fans used by competitors. (more...)
Intel launches its 8th Gen Processors Intel launches its 8th Gen Processors
- January 08, 2018

Intel hasn't just announced a new Core processor range with Radeon graphics , it has also unveiled their latest NUC that is the smallest VR-capable PC, ever. But never fear: The G-series processors will continue to include Intel's HD 630 integrated graphics as well, in case you were anxious about that. This means titles like Vermintide 2 can now be played in high-resolution on the go. (more...)
Welcome to the new world of 65-inch PC gaming Welcome to the new world of 65-inch PC gaming
- January 08, 2018

The displays are 65 inches, and PC makers like Acer , Asus , and HP will be manufacturing them as 4K HDR displays. Nvidia is unveiling what it calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) at CES today. The combination of all of these technologies, Nvidia says, will provide you with a "buttery-smooth gaming experience". That includes an integrated Android TV-based Nvidia Shield , which allows you to stream popular PC games from the cloud as well as watch 4K video from services such as ... (more...)

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