Technology


Apple's profit slump means a pay cut for Tim Cook
- January 09, 2017

Other Apple executives, including senior vice presidents Angela Ahrendts and Eddy Cue, also saw their compensation fall by millions in 2016. With the iPhone consistently struggling to hit sales targets throughout 2016, there was no question that this year was going to be a relative disappointment after the seemingly unrepeatable heights Apple reached in 2015. (more...)
BMW's Self-Driving Cars to Hit Public Streets This Year BMW's Self-Driving Cars to Hit Public Streets This Year
- January 05, 2017

BMW has revealed that its alliance with Intel and Mobileye will result in 40 self-driving test cars hitting the road by the second half of this year. Intel GO computer systems will span the auto, connectivity and cloud with multiple development kits that scale in performance based on its next-generation Intel Atom processor as well as Intel Xeon processors plus Arria 10 FPGAs. (more...)
Sony Releases Android 7.1.1 update for Xperia X Concept Firmware
- January 05, 2017

Granted, this is not a stable build of the update , but it is great for those who have joined in on Sony's Android concept program. Besides the Pixel and Nexus devices, Sony's Xperia X is the first non-Google device to receive Android 7.1.1 update. (more...)
105-year-old Robert Marchand sets cycling record 105-year-old Robert Marchand sets cycling record
- January 05, 2017

Age is slowing him though - three years ago he managed to ride 26.927 km in one hour, a record for someone aged over 100. Veronique Billat, Mr Marchand's physiologist puts his success down to his healthy heart:"He's got two essential qualities". (more...)
Tesla begins rolling out much-anticipated Autopilot update for its newest cars
- January 03, 2017

The hardware has more ultrasonic sensors, cameras and a highly powerful onboard computer. Some of the vehicles are still missing some standard safety features like automatic emergency breaking, collision warning and active cruise control. All Tesla vehicles manufactured since October 2014 have Autopilot hardware, which has allowed the company to collect more than 1.3 billion miles of data from these vehicles being driven through diverse road and weather conditions. (more...)
Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of 'Diablo' Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of 'Diablo'
- January 01, 2017

It has been 20 years since Blizzard sparked the flames in the hearts of role-playing enthusiasts with the original Diablo game, and now, the studio is celebrating two decades of carnage by using all of its video game titles. On the other hand, in " World of Warcraft ", odd things are afoot in the world of Azeroth with the denizens of Sanctuary crossing over into an unknown world. (more...)
Facebook leads the pack in top smartphone apps of 2016 Facebook leads the pack in top smartphone apps of 2016
- December 31, 2016

Nielsen's latest digital consumer report shows Facebook is in the lead with the most users, which has been the case since 2013. "From new digital devices coming to the market (and grabbing headlines) to the growing interest in virtual reality thanks to new apps, 2016 was a big year for digital". (more...)
Korea Fines Qualcomm Nearly $1B Korea Fines Qualcomm Nearly $1B
- December 30, 2016

KFTC or the Korea Fair Trade Commission issued the ruling on Wednesday, saying that Qualcomm has been abusing their dominant position in the market by forcing handset makers to make royalty payments unnecessarily for a range of patents as part of the sales of modem chips. (more...)
Charleston Shooter Won't Call Witnesses, Offer Evidence During Penalty Phase Charleston Shooter Won't Call Witnesses, Offer Evidence During Penalty Phase
- December 30, 2016

Nonetheless, Roof has made clear that he wants no details about his mental health to be revealed, asking the U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel to seal various video interviews and transcripts from a November hearing on the topic. The jury will decide to either sentence Roof to the death penalty, or place him in prison for life without the possibility of parole. The judge has indicated that it may be allowed during the penalty phase of the trial, which starts next week. (more...)
New Stylish Samsung Sound System Upscales 8Bit Audio To 24 Bit New Stylish Samsung Sound System Upscales 8Bit Audio To 24 Bit
- December 30, 2016

Audio quality is the focus of the roster. Samsung is also introducing ultra high quality 32-bit audio upscaling, although the ability of humans to perceive 32-bit audio versus 16-bit audio is a matter of some debate. The new MS750 soundbar is Samsung's first to embed subwoofer performance directly into the primary unit. This approach allows the device to provide a clearer and more equalized bass. (more...)
Merry Christmas! AutoSpies Says It's Time To EAT, DRINK And Be MERRY! Merry Christmas! AutoSpies Says It's Time To EAT, DRINK And Be MERRY!
- December 26, 2016

In a refreshing burst of politically incorrect humor, he jokingly warned that if you screw up his harmony in "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", he was "likely to start a holy war!" In the spirit of the holiday season, millions of users across Facebook , Twitter and Instagram are sharing Christmas messages on social media profiles. (more...)
Google to launch two flagship smartwatches in first quarter next year Google to launch two flagship smartwatches in first quarter next year
- December 25, 2016

The two watches released early next year will still be branded by the manufacturer (though they aren't now saying anything about who those manufacturers might be)... The good news is Android Pay will work on both. He did caution that there will be differences between Wear 2.0 on iOS and Android, but what that means right now remains a mystery. (more...)
Mother and two daughters violently arrested as questions mount over police brutality Mother and two daughters violently arrested as questions mount over police brutality
- December 24, 2016

A protest of the arrests took place Thursday night. The officer then tackles and arrests the girl, as well. The confrontation erupted after Jacqueline Craig called the Fort Worth Police department to report that her 7-year-old son was choked by a white neighbor, the NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported . (more...)
Cybersecurity Firm Believes Russian Military Was Behind DNC Hack Cybersecurity Firm Believes Russian Military Was Behind DNC Hack
- December 24, 2016

Some analysts have connected the hacking groups to the FSB, the KGB successor (more on this connection here). Hacker group Fancy Bear used this malware from 2014 through 2016 to infect Ukranian military forums within an Android application developed by a Ukrainian artillery officer. (more...)
Odebrecht, Braskem agree to pay at least $3.5B
- December 24, 2016

Its state-run oil company, Petrobras, operated a deep bribery ring between construction firms including Odebrecht and Brazilian politicians. The total fines and penalties to be paid out by the companies exceeded a 2008 agreement in which German engineering company Siemens paid US$1.6 billion to USA and European authorities for paying bribes to win government contracts. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Power May Be Doubled When Docked Nintendo Switch Power May Be Doubled When Docked
- December 23, 2016

Digital Foundry today reports on the alleged processing speeds of the Nintendo Switch while docked and undocked. "As many have speculated, the new Nintendo hardware does indeed feature two performance configurations - and the console is categorically not as capable in mobile form, compared to its prowess when docked and attached to an HDTV". (more...)
Why is tarek fatah calling kareena saif insane and illiterate Why is tarek fatah calling kareena saif insane and illiterate
- December 23, 2016

After Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan named their first baby Taimur Ali Khan , it became a hot topic of debate on the internet with many linking it to the ruthless emperor who killed many Indians. The couple waved at the photographers as Saif held the baby in his arms. "Father is doing extremely well". "With love, Saif & Kareena", reported Hindustan Times . (more...)
Super Mario Run rakes in estimated $14 million in three days
- December 22, 2016

Now available on iOS devices only, Super Mario Run will arrive on Android in 2017. When you own a company and your company happens to be one who produces mobile games , the biggest challenge for you would be to impress your customers and satisfying their cravings for good games. (more...)
Beginning Hour Is Now Live On PC Via Steam
- December 22, 2016

In order to play the Beginning Hour demo for " Resident Evil 7 ", the minimum requirement includes a 64-bit version of the Windows 7.8 operating system, an Intel Core i5 or something similar, an 8 GB RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or similar graphics cards, a Version 11 Direct X, and a DirectSound compatible sound card. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Leaks, features, pricing and release date Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Leaks, features, pricing and release date
- December 20, 2016

That would explain why both original and replacement Note 7 devices with different batteries both caught fire in unacceptable numbers. But a recent report now claims that Samsung will be hosting an independent event around April next year to launch the flagship Galaxy S8 . (more...)