Electronics


Apple Appoints New China Head Apple Appoints New China Head
- July 20, 2017

The appointment comes at a critical time for Apple in China, where the government is ramping up restrictions on foreign businesses and their management of data. Apple has named a woman to head its Greater China region. Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks services were shut down a year ago by regulators after less than seven months of operations, and revenue there has fallen five consecutive quarters. (more...)
Apple has invented a way to secretly call 911 using your fingerprint Apple has invented a way to secretly call 911 using your fingerprint
- July 20, 2017

Although many phones allow emergency calls from the locked screen, existing options activate a call screen that could be "readily apparent to someone watching", the patent application says. Apple was granted a new patent this week, one that's particularly interesting given Apple's upcoming HomePod and rumors of a wirelessly charging iPhone 8: an iPhone dock that could have Siri and a wireless charger built in. (more...)
Facebook is Launching TheStreet, News Subscription Facebook is Launching TheStreet, News Subscription
- July 20, 2017

After somewhat failing with monetising its Facebook Instant Articles, the social network is now offering a potentially more profitable answer. Facebook's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, confirmed the subscription service is coming at an industry conference in NY on Tuesday. (more...)
Latest DOOM Update Makes All DLC Free, Revises Progression System Latest DOOM Update Makes All DLC Free, Revises Progression System
- July 20, 2017

On the gameplay front, Bethesda replaced the Hack Module system with an all-new Runes system. On top of that, the update will change how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment and all of the player and weapon customization options with a new multiplayer progression system. (more...)
Parents release new picture they say proves Charlie Gard isn't blind Parents release new picture they say proves Charlie Gard isn't blind
- July 20, 2017

The Vatican's children's hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital both offered to treat Charlie, but the offers were rejected by the Great Ormond Street Hospital . But now they hoping Dr Hirano will present "new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition" to the UK High Court. His parents have failed to have the judgment overturned at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights . (more...)
Michael Stipe backs Radiohead over Israel concert Michael Stipe backs Radiohead over Israel concert
- July 19, 2017

Roger Waters has criticised Thom Yorke and Radiohead over their planned show in Tel Aviv , Israel, tomorrow (July 19). Yorke addressed the controversy on Twitter just a few days ago, saying the band doesn't endorse Netanyahu anymore than they endorse Trump . (more...)
Titanfall 2 Announces Four-Player PvE Mode, Frontier Defense Titanfall 2 Announces Four-Player PvE Mode, Frontier Defense
- July 19, 2017

The update, which is called Operation Frontier Shield , will be released July 25 for free on PlayStation 4 , Windows PC and Xbox One. Taking all of this into account, all of the aforementioned add-ons coming to Titanfall 2 should be evidence enough of the developers at Respawn Entertainment's dedication to the first-person shooter's fan base. (more...)
Flip Flop: Moderate GOP Senators Reverse Obamacare Repeal Positions
- July 19, 2017

Let Obamacare fail. It will be a lot easier, and I think we're probably in that position where we'll just let Obamacare fail. President Trump added that they should "let ObamaCare fail", then they will create a "great healthcare plan". (more...)
Uefa charge Linfield and Celtic after Champions League violence Uefa charge Linfield and Celtic after Champions League violence
- July 19, 2017

We've made giant strides to make sure we are talking about what happens on the pitch. Police in Scotland are preparing for Wednesday's return leg at Celtic Park. But fans are stunned that the European football governing body have taken action against the Scotland star. Healy will send his side out to be disciplined and defensively sound, as he tries to find a way to be competitive against the Scottish champions. (more...)
Smriti Irani gets I&B ministry, Tomar given urban development Smriti Irani gets I&B ministry, Tomar given urban development
- July 19, 2017

Vempati and other senior officials of the ministry. Irani's appointment comes at a time when the I&B ministry is in the process of revamping the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or Censor Board with a new Cinematograph Act. His resignation has been accepted by the President. " Venkaiah Naidu has a lot of experience". Sidelined for more than a year after she was moved to textiles, Smriti Irani is back in another high-profile ministry - information and broadcasting. (more...)
Sane Trilogy Dev Responds to Difficulty Criticisms Sane Trilogy Dev Responds to Difficulty Criticisms
- July 19, 2017

Our goal for the Trilogy was to reduce any points of frustration while preserving the challenge of the originals, and we feel we've done that. " Many fans have picked up on the fact that Crash's jump isn't quite the same as it was, particularly in the first game, Crash Bandicoot ", reads a Activision blog post . (more...)
Google Glass Gets Back For Second Innings As Enterprise Edition For Factories Google Glass Gets Back For Second Innings As Enterprise Edition For Factories
- July 19, 2017

Aside from better specs all around, the design has also improved, with a new red light that turns on so people can tell when you are recording. A new version of Google Glass is being used in businesses across the USA, despite public orders shutting down two years ago . (more...)
Destiny 2 Beta Tips Destiny 2 Beta Tips
- July 19, 2017

If you haven't yet purchased the game, you can find the game through the PS4 or Xbox One store when the open beta releases. But it's typical for the studio to issue tiny files that Destiny players need to download during launches like this. (more...)
Jack Wilshere Offer Reportedly Made by Sampdoria Jack Wilshere Offer Reportedly Made by Sampdoria
- July 19, 2017

Wilshere has just 12 months left to run on his current contract in North London and is seemingly down the pecking order ahead of the new campaign, having failed to truly make an impact during a season's loan stint at Bournemouth in 2016-17. (more...)
BSP chief Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha member BSP chief Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha member
- July 19, 2017

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad criticised the treasury benches and ministers for not allowing Mayawati to raise issues of concern to her. But her decision to actually send in her resignation to Vice-President Hamid Ansari a few hours later took many by surprise. "This behavior of BJP Ministers against Mayawati Ji proves that BJP is an anti-Dalit party", he added. (more...)
LaVar Ball on Lonzo's shooting percentage: 'Ain't nobody tinkering with his shot' LaVar Ball on Lonzo's shooting percentage: 'Ain't nobody tinkering with his shot'
- July 18, 2017

Ball finishes his Summer League debut amid a cloud of hype and increasing optimism about his play . Ball became the first Laker to be named Summer League MVP after averaging 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals, along with recording two triple-doubles. (more...)
Bollywood superstars dazzle at India film awards Bollywood superstars dazzle at India film awards
- July 18, 2017

Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput set the stage on fire with a sizzling performance at the IIFA 2017 event in New York Saturday. Veterans Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher won best supporting actors, for " Neerja " and the Dhoni biopic respectively. (more...)
Auto crashes through barrier near US Capitol, injuring police officer Auto crashes through barrier near US Capitol, injuring police officer
- July 18, 2017

One officer has received "multiple injuries" and has been taken to hospital. The suspect, who hasn't been publicly named by police, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon-vehicle, assaulting a police officer, aggravated reckless driving, and no valid permit. (more...)
Tee times, pairings announced for 146th Open Championship
- July 18, 2017

It's very rare that you get a tournament this close to home. Stenson carded a joint-record eight-under-par 63 in the final round at Royal Troon in 2016 to win The Open by three shots after an enthralling final-day tussle with Phil Mickelson . (more...)
Evo Japan 2018 Announced for January, Eight Games Confirmed Evo Japan 2018 Announced for January, Eight Games Confirmed
- July 18, 2017

Brawl Project M mod , is working on its own familiar fighting game. With the conclusion of the Super Smash Bros for Wii U grand finals, Evo 2017 released the official trailer for their first ever Japanese event: Evo Japan, to happen in the opening days of 2018. (more...)