Electronics


Samsung unveils The Wall Samsung unveils The Wall
- January 09, 2018

The biggest challenge when 4K was launched was the lack of a content ecosystem for it, which continues to be an issue even today as most TV stations fail to broadcast 4K content. The Wall features a module-based, bezel-less design, so that users can customise the shape and size depending upon the needs. The Wall comes with an edge-to-edge display. (more...)
CES 2018: Amazon's Alexa to challenge Cortana
- January 09, 2018

For this to work PC makers will have to install a special app for Alexa and make it work with there hardware for better far-field voice recognition for a better experience. While it's unclear how many customers will be enticed by these specific Windows PCs, Amazon should be very happy about having HP, Acer and Asus commit to supporting Alexa. (more...)
Major security flaws put virtually all phones & computers at risk
- January 07, 2018

The initial speculation surrounding Meltdown and Spectre began because of the merger of kernel page-table isolation (KPTI) into Linux code which mitigated the threat, and major Linux distros - Red Hat, Debian, Ubintu and SUSE - have confirmed the updates are live for users. (more...)
County braces for possible snow, freezing rain County braces for possible snow, freezing rain
- January 06, 2018

The wedge is formed when weather patterns from the west and northeast meet over north Georgia, often causing severe weather for the area. Widespread haze. New snow and sleet accumulations of less than half-an-inch is possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -12. The weather forecast for New Canaan as of 4 p.m. (more...)
2 policemen among 3 dead in Egypt church attack 2 policemen among 3 dead in Egypt church attack
- January 01, 2018

A local news organization has shared graphic footage of a man lying bloodied in the road, who it claims is one of the attackers. The Christian minority has been regularly targeted by Islamist extremists such as Isis in recent years. A video posted on social media purports to show Ismail roaming a deserted street before being struck by gunfire. The Interior Ministry said he was wounded and arrested but made no mention of his death, which was reported by the Health Ministry. (more...)
Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live Instagram's new 'Recommended for You' feature goes live
- December 31, 2017

It's seems to be like a combination of the "Following" section and the "Search and Explore" section , both of which are methods of finding photos and videos from accounts you don't follow. It also lets users follow hashtags instead of just people. All they need to do is to tap on the Direct icon. There's no doubt that there will be a number of users who will not like the " recommended posts " feature. (more...)
Google may set up retail stores in India to spur Pixel sales Google may set up retail stores in India to spur Pixel sales
- December 28, 2017

According to a new report, Google is planning to open physical stores in India, a move that's aimed at boosting the sales of Pixel phones in the Asian country. This retail expansion comes as more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in recent months throughout the country proved successful. One of Google's key rivals, Apple too is interested in opening single-brand license stores in India. (more...)
Does Apple make older iPhones slower to force upgrades? Does Apple make older iPhones slower to force upgrades?
- December 26, 2017

Because of this factor, older iPhones with older batteries could be limited in their usage. It's a problem a lot of Apple users face - older iPhones seeming to slowing down when newer models and software updates are released. On the other hand, more information from Apple about the change would have avoided this PR nightmare. 'Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. (more...)
Rolling Stone's Parent Company Sells Controlling Stake
- December 23, 2017

Rolling Stone , which was founded in 1967, has always been a leader in music and pop culture journalism. Now, a media firm named Penske Media owned by Jay Penske will be buying 51% stakes in this NY based publication. Thompson and Cameron Crowe. Penske CEO Jay Penske added that, "Our interest in Rolling Stone is driven by its people, its cultural significance, and the globally recognized brand that has no peer in its areas of influence". (more...)
A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition
- December 22, 2017

In other words, Facebook users might still appear in other users' photos and not be aware of it, depending on the audience limitations and whether or not the people are friends on Facebook. After switching it on, it will recognize your photos on Facebook and will notify you. "Powered by the same technology we've used to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos, these new features help you find photos that you're not tagged in and help you detect when others might be ... (more...)
Microsoft bringing Windows Defender Application Guard to Windows 10 Pro users
- December 22, 2017

Of course, in addition to the above, you will need an HDR10-compatible monitor to actually enjoy all the HDR content Netflix now has to offer. However, HDR support is only available on its premium plan which in Malaysia will cost you RM51. They say any Windows 10 systems that haven't yet received the recent Fall Creators Update are vulnerable to the attack, and it works against multiple versions of Windows and different types of hardware. (more...)
Apple says older iPhones slowed due to battery issues
- December 22, 2017

The lithium-ion batteries are less able to respond to peaks in demand in case of cold weather, low battery charge, or aging with time , which may lead to an unexpected closure of the unit to protect electronic components. Apple has further delved into the issue of lithium-ion batteries on its website, which have a limited life span. The widely believed theory that the company intentionally slows down older iPhones is true. (more...)
Apple TV Finally Returns to Amazon Apple TV Finally Returns to Amazon
- December 21, 2017

After waiting for two years to see the Apple TV 4K back on Amazon , something unexpected happened. Apple stopped selling both Apple TVs as well as Google Chromecasts. "Globally, Amazon Prime Video saw its largest week of iOS downloads ever during the week of December 3rd through 9th, 2017 seeing well over 550,000 iOS downloads", App Annie told TechCrunch. (more...)
Pixel 2 USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working? Try These Solutions Pixel 2 USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working? Try These Solutions
- December 20, 2017

We all know that Google's Pixel 2 comes sans-headphone jack, following in the footsteps of Apple and other phone companies that don't have the same power over headlines. Google support recommends users to restart the device in safe mode and then check if the problem persists. Once that is accomplished, go to Settings- System- Developer Options- Networking- Select USB configuration and then Audio Source from the pop-up list. (more...)
[BREAKING] Train derails in Washington, multiple deaths reported [BREAKING] Train derails in Washington, multiple deaths reported
- December 19, 2017

A train crew member told an emergency dispatcher the train came around a corner before the bridge and then "we went on the ground", according to an audio recording posted by Broadcastify.com. Local sources reported that Don Anderson, mayor of the nearby town of Lakewood, opposed the new route because of what he called insufficient safety measures. (more...)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola amazed by Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola amazed by Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham
- December 18, 2017

Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have arguably gained the most plaudits for their respective efforts, while Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling , Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus have also starred. Nine of the 20 outfield players on show as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 represented England and it would have been half had John Stones been available. (more...)
Apple Awards $390 Million to Face ID Tech Company Finisar Apple Awards $390 Million to Face ID Tech Company Finisar
- December 15, 2017

Apple said it would buy 10 times more VCSELs than were previously made worldwide in the fourth quarter, compared with a year earlier. Finisar will use the funds to transform a shuttered, 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Texas to a facility developing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips. (more...)
Life is unusual will launch for iOS on December 14 Life is unusual will launch for iOS on December 14
- December 15, 2017

While the iOS version will only include Episode 1 in the base purchase, Episodes 2 and 3 will be available through in-app purchase, with Episodes 4 and 5 scheduled for early 2018. A season pass will also be available for purchase to access Episodes 2-5 in a bundle, promising players a 10% saving on this option as opposed to buying each Episode individually. (more...)
Android Go makes sure Google maps run on it perfectly Android Go makes sure Google maps run on it perfectly
- December 15, 2017

Assistant fires up when you use the " Google Now" hot word. The late release of Assistant is a nice addition for the 26.3 percent of Android users on the three-year-old OS, but it shows a weakness in the way Google updates its software. (more...)
Mobile gets into paid TV market Mobile gets into paid TV market
- December 14, 2017

The third-largest US telecom company by subscribers, T-Mobile claims to have the country's fastest LTE data network. Streaming services such as Sling TV and DirecTV are increasingly popular and are gaining more traction everyday. It will be interesting to see how T-Mobile plans to bring its customers onboard to subscriber to the service. Legere said T-Mobile's video service would not require any contracts, would be watchable on every connected device, would combine traditional channels and ... (more...)