Technology


Nokia 3310 launch set for April 28, coming to India in June Nokia 3310 launch set for April 28, coming to India in June
- April 25, 2017

However, new reports are now revealing that there may have been a good reason for the delay as Nokia is apparently incorporating some brand new technology into the device. The device is priced at 49 euros (roughly Rs 3,500) which might get slightly cheaper if the devices are made in India. The phone carries a price tag Euro 56 against the company's launch price of Euro 49. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console
- April 23, 2017

This is considered to be higher than initial expectations and forecast, as SuperData originally believed that the console could sell only about 2 millions. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind surely helped sell some system, and Nintendo confirmed that it sold 1.3 million million copies of that game. (more...)
Apple to replace ageing iPad 4th Gen with iPad Air 2 Apple to replace ageing iPad 4th Gen with iPad Air 2
- April 20, 2017

But, if for some reason, your tablet breaks down and Apple is left with no choice except give you a replacement, then the company will likely throw you an iPad Air 2 as a replacement. The new model is slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2 , but boasts an upgraded custom Apple A9 SoC and more storage for the money. Although the company didn't send the invites, as it is in the testing mode of its iPad Pro 2 and its siblings. (more...)
Instagram goes offline mode for Android Instagram goes offline mode for Android
- April 20, 2017

You can now like or comment on other users' photos, or even follow and unfollow accounts, without any data connection. Once a connection is re-established, the app will simply sync up all of this data. Instead of preventing you from liking posts when offline, the app now updates your likes when you're connected to the internet again. The changes will be synced to Instagram's servers the next time you go online. (more...)
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept previews 2020 SUV Volkswagen ID Crozz concept previews 2020 SUV
- April 20, 2017

VW says the CROZZ's 225-kW (302-hp) electric powertrain can propel the vehicle to a top speed of 112 miles per hour (180 km/h). Herbert Diess, head of Volkswagen's biggest division, has pledged to double the marque's operating profit margin to 4 per cent of revenue by 2020 and lift it further to 6 per cent by 2025 despite costs for developing electric cars and automated driving features. (more...)
IPhone 8 rumour round-up: Everything we know so far
- April 18, 2017

No matter how advanced the new iPhone 8 will be, the biggest challenge for Apple is battery backup. If the leaked design proves accurate, Samsung's Galaxy S8, arguably the most attractive smartphone on the market, might be in trouble. (more...)
New York City forces Uber to add tipping option to its app New York City forces Uber to add tipping option to its app
- April 18, 2017

Passengers are now allowed to tip in cash, though it's generally understood that tips aren't necessary. Drivers are losing thousands of dollars without a straightforward, in-app tipping option, according to the guild, which organized the campaign for the feature and launched a petition that has collected more than 11,000 signatures. (more...)
NSA breached money-transfer system in Middle East and Latin America
- April 16, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed that most of the NSA's hacking tools created to target Windows published earlier this week have been patched. He added that NSA "completely hacked" EastNets , one of two SWIFT service bureaus named in the documents that were released by the Shadow Brokers . (more...)
Hackers are using malicious Word documents to exploit Microsoft zero-day vulnerability Hackers are using malicious Word documents to exploit Microsoft zero-day vulnerability
- April 13, 2017

This represents the first malware distribution campaign exploiting the newly discovered Microsoft Word zero-day vulnerability. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of a system. The two firms both indicate that the flaws are within Microsoft's Object, Linking and Embedding ( OLE ) technology. "New, exploitable vulnerabilities are often not readily available but, in this case, attackers obviously jumped at an opportunity to launch a large ... (more...)
Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag
- April 13, 2017

Finally, a little gadget for our homes that harnesses the power of Google's search engine and it's external capabilities, the same way that the Echo became an extension of Amazon's shopping and media experience. Burger King assaults Google Assistant on your Pixel, too. The campaign is one of the first to harness the power of the voice activation of smart home devices, and it was made without Google's involvement. (more...)
Google blocks invasive Burger King ad from taking over Google Home Google blocks invasive Burger King ad from taking over Google Home
- April 13, 2017

It appears that Google Home will continue chatting even after the commercial ends. On Google's Home speaker and supported smartphones, shouting, "OK Google" wakes Google's artificial intelligence-powered service in a jiffy. The logo of US fast food group Burger King is seen at a restaurant in Bruettisellen, Switzerland October 11, 2016. Interestingly, it looks like Burger King edited that entry to get it to include the Whopper's ingredient list. (more...)
'Meet the Press' Debates If Hillary Lost Because of the Country's 'Misogyny'
- April 10, 2017

Clinton said there were a lot of factors that led to her loss in the elections, including sexism and misogyny. "Certainly misogyny played a role", she said, according to The Guardian . There is a constant struggle in a time of rapid change, like one we are living through, between something that is different, that may hold out even possible positive consequences, and something that is familiar and really is first and foremost about security of what you have right now. (more...)
Jay Z Pulls Catalog From Spotify Jay Z Pulls Catalog From Spotify
- April 09, 2017

The removal of albums was made without prior notice, but Spotify reps have confirmed it was done at the request of the artist. It saw significant expansions of its user base when it offered exclusives from Carter's wife Beyonce and longtime collaborator Kanye West. (more...)
Hyundai's Compact Crossover has a Hawaii-Inspired Name Hyundai's Compact Crossover has a Hawaii-Inspired Name
- April 07, 2017

The Hyundai Kona continues the marque's tradition of naming crossover and SUV models after acclaimed travel destinations - including the Santa Fe and Tucson. The automaker hasn't revealed specifications or final styling of the auto. That's all the information Hyundai will provide us with for now, but more is promised in the near future. (more...)
Louis CK goes off about Donald Trump Louis CK goes off about Donald Trump
- April 07, 2017

A year ago, C.K. emailed a letter to fans urging them to stop supporting Trump's candidacy. "There's a difference", C.K. told host Stephen Colbert. He likes it. He goes, 'It wasn't even true. According to Louis C.K., he does regret sending out that letter previous year, but he has no plans of taking his statements back. (more...)
Moto X (2017) Specs And Render Leaked Moto X (2017) Specs And Render Leaked
- April 05, 2017

While the Moto G5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor the Moto G5 Plus has a beefier Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 inside. So, can the Moto G5 beat Redmi Note 4 and LeEco Le? Although Lenovo generally chooses Flipkart to launch their new devices, the Moto G5 has been made an Amazon exclusive device and the sale starts off from 11.59PM tonight. (more...)
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month April is Distracted Driving Awareness month
- April 05, 2017

Distracted Driving is the second leading factor in vehicle fatalities in BC with 88 deaths per year. This includes about 3.5% of the state's fatal crashes and 9% of injury crashes. In an analysis of data from 2009 through 2012, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that while more than 80 percent of drivers believed texting while driving was "completely unacceptable", more than a third of them admitted to reading texts while driving. (more...)
We Happy Few is getting a movie adaptation We Happy Few is getting a movie adaptation
- April 04, 2017

Howard Bliss, head of business affairs at dj2 Entertainment , helped land the project at Gold Circle, and the two companies are seeking writers. The studio recently made headlines after it was announced that it would be producing an adaptation of Sleeping Dogs, which will star Donnie Yen, and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. (more...)
Awesome Destiny 2 Teaser Trailer Revealed Today Awesome Destiny 2 Teaser Trailer Revealed Today
- March 30, 2017

The teaser trailer also shows the destruction of the Last City , which is important on " Destiny " location. The first Destiny game was criticized for its overly serious tone and confusing story (that is, when the plot existed at all). (more...)
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
- March 30, 2017

The company said the engine may overheat due to a lack of coolant circulation. The overheating could cause a crack in the cylinder head, leading to an oil leak, Ford said. The defective drive shaft will cause the truck to experience vibration issues at high speeds. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue in the vehicles included in this supplement to safety action 15S16. (more...)