Electronics


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...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Lands On Vodafone Sony Xperia XZ1 Lands On Vodafone
- September 26, 2017

Sony has been facing a drought in nearly all segments of smartphones. Another feature which Sony is focusing on with Sony Xperia XZ1 is the 3D scanning feature. Connectivity options of the phone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB OTG and USB Type-C. This means that the phone can be submersed underwater for up to 30 minutes at depths of up to 1.5 metres. (more...)
Japan PM Abe announces $17.8 billion economic stimulus package Japan PM Abe announces $17.8 billion economic stimulus package
- September 26, 2017

While speaking at a press conference on Monday, Abe said that he is aiming to get support from the people for his hard line against North Korea's nuclear programmes also. Ruling Liberal Democratic Party senior official Koichi Hagiuda responded to concerns about the election's timing. The ruling coalition now controls 68 percent of seats in the 475-member Lower House, including 288 for the LDP and 35 for its coalition partner Komeito, according to the parliamentary web site. (more...)
Nintendo To Update 'Super Mario Run' On September 29 Nintendo To Update 'Super Mario Run' On September 29
- September 26, 2017

After years of refusing to develop games for mobile phones, Nintendo finally made the plunge last year withSuper Mario Run . This new world consists of nine different levels, with new challenges and mini-games that will supposedly surprise experienced players. (more...)
4 streaming video apps to watch TV, movies on your phone 4 streaming video apps to watch TV, movies on your phone
- September 23, 2017

But, because it's Apple , this 4K version has its own particular flair. It comes with 4K HDR 10 support along with Dolby vision. For instance, 4K video taken on an iPhone will play easily on an Apple TV 4K . You can use Siri, by the way, to find 4K content for you on Apple TV. Selection isn't as robust as the likes of App Store on iOS devices, and the remote experience simplifies what you can (and can't) do on Apple TV. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 7 may support wireless charging Xiaomi Mi 7 may support wireless charging
- September 23, 2017

It's possible that some consumers are holding out for the iPhone X , while others may have preordered the phone and had it delivered to their doorsteps. The 2017 iPhone models all support wireless charging for the first time, and apparently the next Xiaomi flagship model will too. If the Mi 7 will indeed arrive next year with Qi wireless charging, it's likely that it may a have glass back rather than metal. (more...)
SEC says it was hacked; data might have been used in trading SEC says it was hacked; data might have been used in trading
- September 22, 2017

Its announcement comes about two weeks after credit reporting agency Equifax said a major hack may have exposed personal data on as many as 143 million people. The statement said that it didn't believe any personally identifiable information or SEC operations were compromised and that an investigation was continuing. (more...)
Stocks Hit Record Intraday Highs as Financials Gain Before US Fed Meeting Stocks Hit Record Intraday Highs as Financials Gain Before US Fed Meeting
- September 21, 2017

He added, "Given these latest projections and the broadly unchanged language on inflation in today's policy statement, we now expect the Fed to push on and raise rates again in December". The Dow, however, managed to climb to a fresh record after open, helped by Chevron's 0.9 percent rise. However, Japan's Nikkei 225 Index jumped by 2 percent. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues
- September 21, 2017

Lauren Goode is one of The Verge's wearables reviewer's and here's what she said in her column: While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. Ars will have its own review of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the coming days. In addition to the poor connectivity, the battery life was not great as well. (more...)