Technology


All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze
- June 19, 2017

Dan Girardi was bought out and chose not to go on waivers, and the Rangers want to add a young, top-pair blueliner, preferably a righty. "We really like what we're looking at right now", McPhee told reporters. “This expansion draft, its complicated things a little bit, I think everyone is gradually working through and ultimately we all know were going to lose one player and you accept that, ” Yzerman said. (more...)
Super Meat Boy co-creator unveils retro platformer The End is Nigh Super Meat Boy co-creator unveils retro platformer The End is Nigh
- June 09, 2017

End Is Nigh , however, is a much more expansive game that seems to have more of an exploration component to it. It's also set to release on the Nintendo Switch some time later along with "possibly more consoles". In addition, with each of the 20 mini-cartridges you find within the game, you'll be able to open up a plethora of new playable mini-games as well. You must guide Ash through nightmarish levels filled with "decaying" mutant creatures, collecting video game cartridges and tumors ... (more...)
WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker
- June 08, 2017

While Amazon Echo and Google Home began stealing some market share from Sonos, Sonos prided itself on the excellent audio engineering that went into its speakers. You can activate it with a wake word - "Hey Siri" - and ask an artificially intelligent assistant, Siri, to play music. But Apple ( AAPL , Tech30 ) was careful to frame it as a product focused on music first - potentially differentiating it from the Echo and Home. (more...)
Apple's watchOS improvements focus on fitness and Siri
- June 06, 2017

The watch will now change the information displayed onscreen depending on the user's personal apps, including calendar, notes, traffic, weather, and many others. The new watchOS 4 will be available for developers in preview form starting Monday while the upgrade will be coming to everyone this fall. The Pool Swim workout gains the ability to automatically break up laps between rests at the edge of the pool, and a new " High Intensity Interval Training " workout has been added. (more...)
'Oates Volume 1' Trailer Unveils Neill Blomkamp's Next Sci-Fi Projects 'Oates Volume 1' Trailer Unveils Neill Blomkamp's Next Sci-Fi Projects
- June 03, 2017

With Hollywood now afflicted by franchise fever, Blomkamp's latest project aims to let viewers test out an experimental series of entirely new sci-fi movie concepts over the internet. But now we have the our first look look at just what the studio is making, and it's pretty much a smorgasbord of alien invasion delights. The projects will delve in the supernatural, from aliens to monsters, which isn't entirely surprising given Blomkamp's history, especially as he got his start with a ... (more...)
Sony signals the end of PS3, ending production in Japan Sony signals the end of PS3, ending production in Japan
- June 01, 2017

Assuming your console hasn't already downloaded update 4.70, you may want to hold off until Sony publicly addresses this issue. But just like many other patients filed by the company, which never saw the light, it is really hard to say whether the Sony PS Vita 2 will arrive or not. (more...)
Microsoft's plans to cut data costs for Windows updates in South Africa
- May 28, 2017

More modern operating systems - those now being supported by Microsoft - were able to download a critical security patch released on the 14 March, immunising their computers against WannaCry . "The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the release of a patch illustrates this aspect". So who's to blame for the WannaCry devastation? Moreover, general users also have a tendency to ignore and in some cases, disable software updates completely. (more...)
Hayden in 'extremely critical' condition Hayden in 'extremely critical' condition
- May 20, 2017

He won three races in a career from 2003-2015, before switching to Superbike full-time, although he made two starts in MotoGP a year ago to fill in for injured Honda rider Jack Miller. American motorcycle racer Nic. There was continued support for Hayden and his family on social media throughout Thursday. Italian great Valentino Rossi, who leads the championship and is racing in France this weekend, hailed his former team mate as "one of the best friends I have had in the paddock". (more...)
HTC U Ultra Gets Official Packing Snapdragon 821 HTC U Ultra Gets Official Packing Snapdragon 821
- May 17, 2017

The HTC U 11, as rumoured before, comes with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating. The handset comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage , there is also a 6GB and 128GB storage version for some worldwide markets, both devices feature a microSD card slot for expansion. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket Launch Of Inmarsat-5 SpaceX Rocket Launch Of Inmarsat-5
- May 16, 2017

EDT (or 23:21 UTC) Monday, May 15. Instead, the first stage separated from rocket and fell back to Earth around 2:50 after launch - that's the stage that SpaceX has successfully reused - and the second stage went on alone to carry the satellite to its destination. (more...)
Emma, Noah most popular American baby names; Kylo on rise Emma, Noah most popular American baby names; Kylo on rise
- May 16, 2017

For the boys: Noah kept the number one spot for the 4th year in a row. For boys, it was Liam, William, Mason, James, Benjamin, Jacob, Michael, Elijah and Ethan. "Now it is suddenly controversial", she said. The Social Security Administration started compiling name rankings in 1997, and have popularity lists that date back to 1880, utilizing the records of each child's Social Security card petition for the most accurate rankings. (more...)
US DHS meets with airlines on electronics ban
- May 15, 2017

Earlier this week, the International Air Transport Association held a separate meeting in Washington with airports and members of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, two aviation industry sources said. Homeland Security officials briefed airline representatives on May 11, 2017, on a proposal to expand the ban on laptops to include more global flights. (more...)
Google Search Launches Event Finder to Find nearby Local Events Google Search Launches Event Finder to Find nearby Local Events
- May 12, 2017

The search giant will tap into information contained on sites like Eventbrite and Meet-up to deliver detailed snippets about events in search results . When you find one you like, you can click through to buy tickets from the website directly. However, if you are in the mood for something on the spot, you can search " events near me" to see what is going on in your neighborhood. (more...)
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe - Nintendo's 'perfect' racer Mario Kart 8: Deluxe - Nintendo's 'perfect' racer
- May 06, 2017

According to their source the game will be released somewhere between August and September, and uses the Snowdrop engine from The Division. From the materials, it appears that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will feature turn-based combat with support for a two-player local co-op mode. (more...)
Muslim man beaten to death, family blames Hindu Yuva Vahini Muslim man beaten to death, family blames Hindu Yuva Vahini
- May 06, 2017

The Hindu reported that the incident has sparked communal tension in the area and Chauhan told the paper, "To avoid any untoward incident, we have deployed a strong police force in the area". According to police, a distant relative named Yusuf of Sohi was responsible for the attack on Ghulam. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against six activists of the HYV outfit, three of whom were arrested on Wednesday, May 3. (more...)
Facebook launches high speed internet Facebook launches high speed internet
- May 06, 2017

Facebook also partnered Bharti Airtel to install additional 20,000 hotspots across the country over the next few months. This service has been deployed in partnership with Tikona in Gujarat , ISPs AirJaldi in Uttarakhand , LMES in Rajasthan and will soon be deployed with Shaildhar in Meghalaya . (more...)
Princeton Selected for NCAA Athens Regional Princeton Selected for NCAA Athens Regional
- April 30, 2017

Georgia is the second seed. Other teams competing include (by seed order), UCLA, Arizona State, Furman, Kent State, Texas, Oklahoma, BYU, San Diego State, Texas Tech, TCU, UNLV, Oregon, Iowa State, Oregon State, Murray State, Richmond, Sacred Heart. (more...)
Consular access to Jadhav out of the question, Pakistan tells Indian HC Consular access to Jadhav out of the question, Pakistan tells Indian HC
- April 28, 2017

A military court in Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death earlier this month after the Field General Court Martial found him guilty of "espionage and sabotage activities" in Pakistan. "All the hacking in Pakistan was part of our operation "Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav". However, pointing out the legal aspects of the case, Janjua told Bambawale that Pakistan maintained its decision to deny consular access to Jadhav. (more...)
Nintendo Switch sales hit 2.74 million in first month on sale
- April 28, 2017

Ratalaika Games, one such indie developer, is continuing this trend with two more games for 3DS and Switch. 3DS hardware sales rose year-on-year, buoyed by Pokémon Sun and Moon's launch in November. There are however a number of older titles from previous Nintendo consoles that can be downloaded in Switch's online store that are as cheap as under $10. (more...)
Google is asking for your help to spot fake news Google is asking for your help to spot fake news
- April 27, 2017

Google might not be as responsible for the spread of fake news as social media, but the search giant is still doing something about it: burying known sources of fake news , and letting users weigh in, too. This document provides guidance that real people use to test and rank the company's search results. Back in December, for instance, the top search result Google displayed when searching "did the Holocaust really happen?" was from a white supremacist website. (more...)