Electronics


Samsung To Make Its Cryptocurrency Samsung To Make Its Cryptocurrency
- February 02, 2018

But Samsung's entry into this space, even as potentially just a parts supplier, might mean their profits could now be affected by increased or decreased bitcoin mining demand and more generally crypto mining as they also mass produce GPUs. (more...)
Nintendo ups its Switch sales expectations after profits rise 261 per cent Nintendo ups its Switch sales expectations after profits rise 261 per cent
- February 01, 2018

Their current forecast is a million units more than the one they had a few months ago, which means that the console sold better than expected during the Holidays and Winter season. Over the course of its young life, we've seen a number of different fighting games released on the Nintendo Switch , and there are still more on the horizon. (more...)
Secret US military bases across globe revealed in massive data blunder Secret US military bases across globe revealed in massive data blunder
- January 30, 2018

The activity information , shared with Strava , ended up showing in the heatmap and could provide potential attackers with helpful information about the "pattern of life" in and around military bases, intelligence secret sites, and training facilities around the world. (more...)
Apple Previews IOS 11.3; To Add Battery Features Apple Previews IOS 11.3; To Add Battery Features
- January 28, 2018

This feature is available for devices such as iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus , iPhone SE , iPhone 6s , iPhone 6s Plus , iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus . And, last but not least, for downloading the update, users will also be rewarded with four new Animoji in the form of a lion, bear, dragon, and skull. (more...)
Xbox One, 360's free Games with Gold for February 2017 revealed Xbox One, 360's free Games with Gold for February 2017 revealed
- January 26, 2018

All in all, February looks to be a great month for the program, with a decent range of games to sink your teeth into. Four games are coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers: two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360 . Arcade racing game Split/Second , featuring fast driving and stunts to win cash for a reality TV show, can be downloaded starting February 1 until February 15. (more...)
Microsoft starts selling a Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed Microsoft starts selling a Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed
- January 26, 2018

In an effort to address concerns over how Windows 10 collects data on users, Microsoft will release a new data viewer in its next update to the operating system. The highlights include a heavily revised font preview applet, the ability to look at the data the operating system is beaming back to the mothership in Redmond, and other improvements. (more...)
A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded
- January 25, 2018

A smartphone user in China miraculously escaped serious injury after biting into a smartphone - and having its battery explode in his face. Seeing as it exploded that way, no one really knows now whether the battery was really a battery or not - or if the incident did ever occur. (more...)
Apple's HomePod will be in stores on February 9 Apple's HomePod will be in stores on February 9
- January 25, 2018

The device was announced last May at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) in San Jose with a December target date. Apple has announced that it will be releasing the HomePod smart speaker on February 9th. If early demand spikes, however - as it did for its AirPods speakers - users could wind up waiting much longer than that to receive it (depending on production yields, of course). (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ New Japanese Commercial Shows Android 21 Gameplay Dragon Ball FighterZ New Japanese Commercial Shows Android 21 Gameplay
- January 23, 2018

Her creation was supervised by the series' author, Akira Toriyama. The original character is fully playable, but you'll need to knuckle down in order to unlock her. We'll continue to update this feature with the final review, guides, and more as they're published, so stay tuned both before and after the game's launch! Android 17 now has a brand new fighting style, and he is now able to absorb attacks with a new ability. (more...)
Google Play audiobook offers might be coming really soon Google Play audiobook offers might be coming really soon
- January 23, 2018

That section looks to also show up in Google Play Books. While audiobooks have actually been available on Google Play's music library, there wasn't a specific hub for all those that are already available. In addition, it appears that the roll-out of the Google audiobooks is not global as the banner is only visible to Android users in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia, according to AndroidHeadlines. (more...)
Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd headquarters Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd headquarters
- January 21, 2018

Those proposals sought to highlight each city's strengths, based on the wish list the company created to help it find the flawless spot for its new campus. "We are delighted to be among the competitors in the next stage of Amazon's HQ2 search", Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday. Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville; Newark, N.J.; NY; northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, N.C.; Toronto; and ... (more...)
IOS Software Update Prevents Older iPhones from Slowing Down IOS Software Update Prevents Older iPhones from Slowing Down
- January 20, 2018

This update will also provide notifications to users before it throttles the system performance due to weak battery life. Recently you might have heard that there is a bug out there that affects Apple's iPhones, where if you receive a message with a particular link, it could cause your iPhone to crash . (more...)
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Limited Editions coming in March Life is Strange: Before the Storm Limited Editions coming in March
- January 20, 2018

Square Enix and Deck Nine Games announce the release date for the boxed editions of Life is Strange: Before the Storm . With the release of the bonus episode, Square Enix has announced that a physical and vinyl limited edition for Before the Storm will be launching for Xbox One, PS4, and Steam on March 6 in North America and on March 9 for Europe. (more...)
Nintendo Labo Lets Your Kids Build Cardboard Toys With The Switch Nintendo Labo Lets Your Kids Build Cardboard Toys With The Switch
- January 19, 2018

Amazon and other retailers already have the Labo kits available to pre-order, so check those out right here . Nintendo Labo is going to be released in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2018. This is not the first time Nintendo has produced simple toys. Nintendo LABO are accessory kits that encourage kids to create on their own. The next big thing, Switch sales catalyst or a miss, we'll start to get an idea of how the Nintendo Labo fares when it hits shelves starting April 20. (more...)
Ford Mustang Bullitt to be unveiled at Detroit Auto Show 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt to be unveiled at Detroit Auto Show 2018
- January 18, 2018

Back in October, newly-appointed Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett issued his vision for the company's future, insinuating the importance of what he termed as " operational fitness ". Presumably, that means fossil-fuel cars will be dead soon. The company will begin production of a hybrid version of its popular F-150 truck at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2020. (more...)
Facebook share price hit by news feed changes Facebook share price hit by news feed changes
- January 16, 2018

Over the next few weeks you may see less and less of our content on your Facebook news feed . The platform thinks it's up to you to make friends with people who don't think like you, so that your News Feed will reflect a range of views. (more...)
The World Ends With You Returning On Switch The World Ends With You Returning On Switch
- January 16, 2018

Do you think the Nintendo Switch will continue to top the sales chart in 2018 as well? The gaming system that held the record earlier incidentally was also a Nintendo product - the Nintendo Wii. Co-op friends can also combine their abilities to produce new effects. One example given is ice and water to create ice lances. It'll be joined later this year by ports of Dark Souls and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana . (more...)
Detective Pikachu Release Date For 3DS Announced Alongside New, Huge Amiibo Detective Pikachu Release Date For 3DS Announced Alongside New, Huge Amiibo
- January 14, 2018

But it's not the first time in history. The spinoff of Nintendo's popular Pokémon series will debut in the U.S.as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive on March 23. We know that a live-action Detective Pikachu movie is in the works. The Detective Pikachu amiibo is not listed yet on any online store. This new supersized detective amiibo is 13.6 centimeters. (more...)
Apple's battery replacement program could mean millions of fewer iPhones sold Apple's battery replacement program could mean millions of fewer iPhones sold
- January 13, 2018

Following a wave of controversy last week regarding power management in older iPhone models, Apple has reduced the cost of out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 to $29. Moreover, considering this year's iPhone X was Apple's most expensive smartphone but delivered slightly lower battery life than the cheaper iPhone 8 Plus, it makes sense that Apple is exploring new battery technology to try to give its next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone a battery life bump. (more...)
Jain, Abel appointments a move toward succession at Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett Jain, Abel appointments a move toward succession at Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett
- January 11, 2018

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will retain their positions on the board. It was Munger's idea for Abel, Jain, and himself to all have vice chair titles, Buffett said. Responding to an analyst report that predicted Buffett could run Berkshire for the next 10 years, the Oracle of Omaha said that sounds a bit long without getting anymore specific. (more...)