Electronics


Monster Hunter World beta dates detailed by Capcom
- November 01, 2017

Players, who are given the options to play solo or online, will also be able to hunt the Great Jagras, an Anjanath, and an armored Barroth. Aloy will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but the beta will be accessible to players across platforms. (more...)
Nintendo Switch sells 7.6 million units worldwide
- October 31, 2017

The company forecast a profit of 120 billion yen for the year ending March, up from the 65 billion yen estimated three months ago. More importantly, it almost doubled its forecast for full-year profit to 125 billion yen ($1.1 billion). "We want to make sure stores have our products in stock", Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said Monday. Not only can the handheld console be brought outdoors, the removable controllers allow two people to play. (more...)
Microsoft has already surpassed $20 billion cloud business goal
- October 29, 2017

Azure sales rose 90 percent. By combining tools from Office 365 , Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, Microsoft 365 "represents a profound shift in the way we design, build and deliver our productivity solutions, moving to a people-centered approach, spanning all their devices to unlock creativity and inspire teamwork while simplifying security and management", he said. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 goes on sale in Canada Sony Xperia XZ1 goes on sale in Canada
- October 28, 2017

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core (4 x 1.2GHz Cortex A53 & 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) processor clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU to take care the graphics content. For selfies, these phones have an 8MP front camera with 76 degree wide angle for clicking selfies even in low-light and for group selfies. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G with support for LTE Cat. (more...)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Release Date Announced For Early November Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Release Date Announced For Early November
- October 27, 2017

As we discussed earlier , the card is a beefed-up alternative to the GTX 1070 that ends up landing very close to GTX 1080. The card is the smallest GTX 1070 Ti model on the market right now and it can fit into 99% of all cases. Nvidia's partners have built cards with thermals and power accessories that allow gamers to push performance way past stock specifications. Not to be left with a single price/power slot un-captured, NVIDIA's GTX 1070 Ti card uses NVIDIA's GP104 GPU just like the ... (more...)
November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced
- October 27, 2017

From 16th November til 15th December there is the hugely popular episodic adventure , Tales from the Borderlands from Telltale Games. "With a mix of racing, adventure , and platforming challenges, Xbox Live Gold members are sure to have a blast via November's Games with Gold on Xbox One and Xbox 360 ", Xbox Wire Editor Mike Nelson wrote in the announcement. (more...)
Eminem earns $400k in copyright lawsuit against New Zealand political party
- October 26, 2017

She ruled that the National Party track "substantially" copied " Lose Yourself ". That is, quite frankly, quite a lot of money. "The close similarities and the indiscernible differences in drum beat, the "melodic line" and the piano figures, make Eminem Esque strikingly similar to Lose Yourself ", Justice Helen Cull wrote in her judgement. (more...)
India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj receive maiden T20I call-ups India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj receive maiden T20I call-ups
- October 24, 2017

Both players have not played global cricket as yet but are regulars in the India A team with Iyer in prolific form with the bat. "We are monitoring the workload of the players, rotational policy will also apply to the captain", Prasad said. (more...)
Porsche presents mainstream 911 for purists Porsche presents mainstream 911 for purists
- October 24, 2017

Buyers can get the auto in lava orange, guards red, racing yellow, white, and Miami blue. It's a regular production model, unlike the 911 R , so demand won't surpass supply. Now, the standard 911 Carrera is receiving the T treatment. The result is a kerb weight of 1425kg, some 20kg less than the standard Carrera. To cut weight the conventional door openers have been replaced by door opener loops. (more...)
Facebook Messenger adds support for Peer-to-Peer Payments through PayPal
- October 22, 2017

People will have the option to send and request money using their PayPal account, and this integration in Messenger is starting to roll out to US consumers today. This announcement came today after the two companies teamed up to integrate PayPal payment services with the Messenger's platform. Facebook has some 30,000 bots that can already accept payment natively without directing you to third-party websites. (more...)
Google Adds ESET Malware Detection to Chrome
- October 20, 2017

Chrome Cleanup is included with the latest version of Google Chrome and will be rolled out over the next few days. Google says it recently completed a full redesign of the entire tool, which is now more straightforward to use via clearer popups that appear when Chrome detects something wrong. (more...)
Nintendo Switch now has video capture and save data transfer built in
- October 20, 2017

Once installed, gamers will be able to long-press the capture button on the left Joy-Con controller to save up to 30 seconds of gameplay footage. Right now, the only compatible games are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , ARMS , and Splatoon 2 . (more...)
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
- 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...)