Electronics


Netflix subscriber surge of 5.3 million new users sends shares soaring Netflix subscriber surge of 5.3 million new users sends shares soaring
- October 19, 2017

Investors continued to focus on Netflix's subscriber and revenue growth, pushing its stock up from a record closing high in after-hours trading. In Q3 alone, Netflix added over 4 million global subscribers. Netflix shows no signs of slowing down. Netflix's 2018 original content budget will be between $7 and $8 billion, up from the originally-projected $6 billion. (more...)
Google Maps Is Removing That Cupcake Calorie Counter After User Backlash Google Maps Is Removing That Cupcake Calorie Counter After User Backlash
- October 19, 2017

User backlash has forced Google to do away with an informative test feature of iOS' Google Maps . To help put that into perspective, we've estimated how many desserts your walk would burn. As it turns out, Wednesday is National Chocolate Cupcake Day in the U.S. Those who are easily triggered should not click on this link because it contains pictures of handsome, delectable cupcakes. (more...)
Alexa-Equipped Garmin Speak Is Like an Echo Dot for Your Car Alexa-Equipped Garmin Speak Is Like an Echo Dot for Your Car
- October 19, 2017

There is also a mute "button" for the mic for when you want privacy. Thanks to voice capture technology with echo cancelation, you can call out Alexa and the Sonos One will hear you - even while playing loud music. Today, this means you've got to be willing to embrace other music services, like Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Radio, TuneIn Radio, or iHeartRadio. (more...)
Polestar 1: Sweden's Volvo and China's Geely unveil new electric sports vehicle Polestar 1: Sweden's Volvo and China's Geely unveil new electric sports vehicle
- October 18, 2017

According to vehicle and Driver, the gran turismo's powertrain is made of an ICE (internal combustion engine) unit - a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged l-4 engine that sends grunt to the front axle - and a pair of electric motors spinning the rear wheels. (more...)
Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico Mobile puts 5GB cap on high-speed data in Canada and Mexico
- October 16, 2017

You won't keep running into overages (this is T-Mobile), however, you'll need to manage with speeds as low as 128 Kbps on the off chance that you go over your fast allotment. With the changes, users can now access 5GB of data before being subject to throttling - or, how T-Mobile puts it - "data prioritization". T-Mobile customers can track their LTE usage in Canada and Mexico by dialing the short code #WEB# on their phone. (more...)
Google Wallpapers gets three new categories and Pixel 2 backdrop Google Wallpapers gets three new categories and Pixel 2 backdrop
- October 15, 2017

The new video call feature will be now visible to users running Android 7.0 Nougat and above - Google notes the integration is only applicable for those manufacturers that have made video calling available to users. If you (and the call recipient) have a carrier that supports ViLTE, your video calls will go through that service. Google says they have started rolling out "video calling to first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices". (more...)
Apple iPhone X Won't Have To Worry About Pixel 2 XL Apple iPhone X Won't Have To Worry About Pixel 2 XL
- October 15, 2017

We can't see the split between voice search on a mobile where the user will see a selection of search results compared to a voice search on Google Home which this is no screen for the user to see? It comes integrated with your Pixel smartphone. (more...)
Amazon Lets Teens Shop on Their Own Amazon Lets Teens Shop on Their Own
- October 14, 2017

You can review the item, cost, shipping address, and payment information. Teens will also have access to features like Prime Video and other "select" benefits typically associated with Amazon Prime (like Twitch Prime), meaning they're essentially getting a potential five-year trial run of their own full Prime account. (more...)
Google has patched the Home Mini to stop some accidental snooping Google has patched the Home Mini to stop some accidental snooping
- October 12, 2017

Google said the problem was accidental and that it has now been fixed. According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police , the Google Home Mini he was considering was unmethodically and near continually recording sounds in his home and transferring them to Google . (more...)
Microsoft Says No More New Features or Hardware for Windows 10 Mobile
- October 10, 2017

The head of Windows 10, Joe Belfiore, posted on his personal Twitter account that there are no plans to make any more handsets or new versions of Windows software specifically for mobile. 'Thank you for choosing to use Messenger, ' the email reads. But because those devices were expensive and still constrained to the handful of apps in the Windows Store, they too failed to catch on. (more...)
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Finds Evidence Of Russian Ads On YouTube, Gmail
- October 10, 2017

The Washington Post noted that until now, Google has "mostly avoided the scrutiny" that's focused on Facebook , which recently provided Congressional investigators with about 3,000 Russian-bought ads. Given that Google had previously said Russian influence was minimal on its platform, the new revelations raise a similar question: Was the company intentionally obscuring the facts in the hope that it didn't caught or, perhaps just as alarmingly, did it simply not understand what has ... (more...)
People Are Claiming Their iPhone 8 Plus Phones Are Splitting Apart People Are Claiming Their iPhone 8 Plus Phones Are Splitting Apart
- October 07, 2017

The hope, of course, is that Apple finds this was limited to just a few defective handsets, and that it isn't something iPhone 8 users in general need to worry about. Similarly, when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came out there were issues with individual devices. Apple says that issue will be corrected in a future update, but at this point, they could already be headed down the same road as Samsung. (more...)
Pixel 2 Best Buy Pre-Orders Might Include Google Home Mini
- October 05, 2017

As with the Home and new Home Mini , the Home Max uses Google Assistant to give you voice control of a huge range of smart home gadgets. Now the focus is hands-free calling on the Google Home . Here's everything you need to know about the all-new Google Home Mini , including United Kingdom price, UK release date, specifications, features and design. (more...)
Range Rover Sport gets a plug-in hybrid makeover Range Rover Sport gets a plug-in hybrid makeover
- October 05, 2017

Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK said, "The current Range Rover Sport has performed exceptionally well in the UK market since it was introduced in 2013 selling just shy of 50,000 vehicles to date". Combined output is rated at an impressive 297kW, with 0-100km/h coming up in just 6.7 seconds. Drivers can switch between the default Parallel Hybrid mode which combines petrol and electric drive, and EV mode where the auto runs exclusively on electric power for quieter ... (more...)
Russian Federation investigation: The 'collusion issue is still open', says Senate intelligence chairman Russian Federation investigation: The 'collusion issue is still open', says Senate intelligence chairman
- October 05, 2017

Burr and the committee's vice chairman, Sen. Warner also said that the Russian intelligence service activities did not end with the USA presidential election on November 8 and that similar acts continued ahead of political elections in Montenegro, Belgium, France, and Germany. (more...)
Best Buy Releases Nintendo Super NES Classic Best Buy Releases Nintendo Super NES Classic
- October 01, 2017

Several months ago, it had revealed that a follow-up, the SNES Classic Edition , would arrive, and it will have 21 games and two controllers to boot. So even if you end up getting the SNES Classic from a scalper on eBay for $250, it's still a bargain compared with what you'd pay if you tracked down the original console and all these games individually. (more...)
Woman injured as India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC Woman injured as India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
- September 29, 2017

The operation is in progress", Col. Rajesh Kalia, a Srinagar-based defense spokesman said. Pakistan on Thursday condemned the statement of Indian Army chief in which he warned that India could carry out another surgical strike into Pakistan-administered Kashmir if it is required. (more...)
Mount Agung photos: Tens of thousands flee Bali volcano 'about to erupt' Mount Agung photos: Tens of thousands flee Bali volcano 'about to erupt'
- September 29, 2017

The Philippine embassy in Jakarta , Indonesia advised Filipinos traveling to or residing in Bali to remain vigilant as the volcano on the tourist island continues to rumble. This week Indonesia's national disaster agency has sent face masks, mattresses, blankets and tents for evacuees, who have also been provided with food. (more...)
Twitter Ups Character Limit To 280 Twitter Ups Character Limit To 280
- September 28, 2017

While the 280-character expansion isn't a done deal for everyone just yet, the move left some frequent tweeters wondering why the change - and why now? Twitter is letting some of its users get a little chattier - allowing posts that are twice as long as the traditional 140 character messages. (more...)
Violent Crime Rates Rise Again, Due in Part to Chicago Homicides Violent Crime Rates Rise Again, Due in Part to Chicago Homicides
- September 26, 2017

The governor's office said that reported violent crime in CT has declined an overall 20 percent since 2011, though there was a slight increase of 2.6 percent between 2015 to 2016. In Springfield, the number of homicides declined from 18 in 2015 to 12 in 2016. The total number of violent crimes reported, 1,588, is the second-lowest reported in the last 30 years. (more...)