Industry


Samsung's Bixby Works On Galaxy S7, Older Devices Running Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung's Bixby Works On Galaxy S7, Older Devices Running Android 7.0 Nougat
- April 23, 2017

These are bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge devices featuring an 8MP selfie-snapper and a dual 12MP rear-facing camera . Samsung , of course, took a leaf out of Microsoft's own playbook this week when announcing the DeX platform to sit alongside the Galaxy S8 . (more...)
Microsoft Aligns Windows and Office 365 Development Schedules Microsoft Aligns Windows and Office 365 Development Schedules
- April 22, 2017

Microsoft says this strategy "adds further clarity and predictability to organisations by aligning with Office 365 ProPlus ", all of which will serve to make future deployments more manageable for enterprises . Previously, Microsoft officials had said that the company planned to bring two or three feature updates to Windows 10 at some point during the calendar year. (more...)
Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices
- April 22, 2017

For future commands, Google Home will then call out the name of the person it detects before it gives a response. Google announced multi-user support for Google Home earlier today, but it's only launching in the United States right now. (more...)
20 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra Pradesh 20 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra Pradesh
- April 21, 2017

The injured people were rushed to different hospitals in Tirupati and Srikalahasti areas, which are located close to the accident spot. Most of the deaths were said to be on account of electric shock as the lorry hit an electric pole before ramming into the shop. (more...)
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
- April 20, 2017

The Airline Passenger Protection Act, sponsored by Republican state Representative Peter Breen, came after Dr. David Dao, 69, was pulled from a United flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to make space for four crew members. Delta customer service employees will be permitted to offer up to $2,000 in these cases, up from the prior cap of $800. "This can never, will never happen again", Munoz said. (more...)
Snap stock falls as alleged CEO comments rile some on social media
- April 20, 2017

The critical remarks about the company by Pompliano stem from his lawsuit in which he claimed he was sacked from his position after he questioned Snapchat's internal methods for calculating daily active users. Snapchat says claims that it doesn't want to expand into "poor" countries are "ridiculous" . It was even rumored that Indian hackers retaliated by leaking 1.7 million Snapchat users' data on the "dark web", but these reports have not been verified. (more...)
Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser
- April 20, 2017

Google is planning to add a built-in ad-blocker to Chrome, according to sources, and it will target the Internet's most obnoxious types of advertisements. So wait, why would an ad company want to block ads? With a launch of the filter Google could entice users to stick with Google's option as opposed to finding and installing any number of other ad blockers which tend to filter out everything. (more...)
Facebook wants you to hang out with your friends in VR Facebook wants you to hang out with your friends in VR
- April 19, 2017

There's still no substitute for getting out of the house and seeing the world and you friends. They obviously need to have the Oculus Rift headset for this to work. Mike Schroepfer , Facebook's CTO, told CNNTech that each avatar has a bubble of personal space around them that can only be broken by handshakes or fist-bumps if the avatar agrees. (more...)
Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games
- April 19, 2017

Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The deal with Alisports, the OCA hopes, will provide financial stability to the 2022 edition. The OCA will partner with Alisports, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, to bring esports to the Asian Games. (more...)
Nokia 8, Nokia 9 Design Sketches Reveal Key Specs
- April 18, 2017

The Nokia 9 is expected to feature an impressive 22-megapixel dual-camera system on the back. Among other things, Nokia 9 is expected to feature an iris scanner, and IP68 water- and dust-resistant capabilities. According to The Android Soul , the update for the Nokia 6 , which is only being sold at the moment in China and a few other markets, is just 369 MB. (more...)
Google agrees to open Android to competing apps in Russian Federation Google agrees to open Android to competing apps in Russian Federation
- April 18, 2017

FAS ruled in 2015 that Google was exploiting its dominance in the country by mandating the pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices using Android. The $7.8 million fine is roughly 9 percent of Google's 2014 revenue in Russian Federation. In a few months, Google will create for new devices in Russian Federation a new Chrome widget that will replace the current Google search widget on the home screen. (more...)
Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers
- April 18, 2017

Some of the records bear NSA seals, but Fairfax could not confirm their authenticity. The group has released stolen information from the NSA before. Security researchers noted that while all of them appeared to be at least a few years old, Windows users who are not on the latest version could be vulnerable to attacks. (more...)
Microsoft Says Users Are Protected From Alleged NSA Malware
- April 16, 2017

Also published were many programs for attacking various versions of the Windows operating system, at least some of which still work, researchers said. The opinion was seconded by Matthew Hickey of Prestbury, England-based cybersecurity company Hacker House. According to this analysis by Matt Suiche , a researcher and cofounder of Cloud Volumes, Jeepflea_Market is the code name for a 2013 mission that accessed EastNets, the largest SWIFT service bureau in the Middle East. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar releases new album DAMN Kendrick Lamar releases new album DAMN
- April 16, 2017

LP raised eyebrows when it was announced earlier this week; the band is one of only two guests to earn a "featuring" designation on the track listing, with the other being Rihanna , who appears on the song " LOYALTY ". Both hip-hop studs went to Instagram Saturday (April 15) to shout-out Lamar on dropping an instant classic. And then on "YAH.", he calls out Rivera by name: "Fox News wanna use my name for percentage..." Should the theory check out accurately, we may have hip-hop's Chosen One ... (more...)
FCC Gets Earful on Charter Decision FCC Gets Earful on Charter Decision
- April 14, 2017

Polka comments. It was part of a condition of approval for its acquisition of two cable companies, Charter had agreed in May 2016 to extend high-speed internet access to 2 million customers within five years, with 1 million served by a broadband competitor. (more...)
Government raises $19.8 billion in airwaves auction
- April 14, 2017

While auction leading, some had predicted the carrier would spend up to $10 billion, as it had been active in stocking its coffers ahead of the process. AT&T put up $910 million. Verizon and Sprint chose not to bid. By auctioning the spectrum airwaves the FCC monetized a federal asset to meet the rising demand. (more...)
Production mishaps at Fitbit; shares down 2.8% Production mishaps at Fitbit; shares down 2.8%
- April 13, 2017

According to Yahoo Finance , via unnamed sources, Fitbit's smartwatch team recently discovered that its Global Positioning System hardware didn't work in a final prototype unit because its antennae was not put in the correct location. Those who have seen a glimpse of the Fitbit smartwatch prototype compare it to the company's current product, the Fitbit Blaze. With regards to the screen, sources say the Fitbit smartwatch will be released with a color display similar to that of Apple ... (more...)
Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter
- April 06, 2017

Considering Amazon Prime offers free shipping (plus a vast online video library) for a mere $99/year , the addition of live sports content makes getting the service even more of a no-brainer. This is the most ambitious sports deal ever for Amazon as the Seattle, Washington-based company seeks to add content to its video streaming offerings. (more...)
Facebook To Face Fake News In New Consortium Facebook To Face Fake News In New Consortium
- April 06, 2017

The spread of Fake News is often blamed for how the most recent U.S. presidential elections turned out, The Daily Mail reports . "My greatest hope is that this Initiative will provide the opportunity to work with Facebook and other platforms on reimagining news, on supporting innovation, on sharing data to study the public conversation, and on supporting news literacy broadly defined". (more...)
Bombardier defends pay structure after public outcry over executive pay increases Bombardier defends pay structure after public outcry over executive pay increases
- April 05, 2017

On Sunday, more than 200 people gathered outside Bombardier's headquarters in Montreal to voice their frustration at the company, which received $1 billion in funding from the Quebec government just previous year, and an additional $375 million from the federal government as recently as last month. (more...)
Truck, SUV sales keep rising as car sales continue to slide Truck, SUV sales keep rising as car sales continue to slide
- April 05, 2017

Moreover, frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are other issues faced by the company. Ford Motor Company shares were trading at $11.32 per share on Monday morning, down $0.32 (-2.75%). LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC acquired a new position in shares of General Motors Company during the fourth quarter worth approximately $119,000. (more...)
Samsung security stumble? S8 reviewer unlocks phone with selfie Samsung security stumble? S8 reviewer unlocks phone with selfie
- April 05, 2017

Then again, Samsung really could launch a Mini version of the Galaxy S8. Samsung India website is asking interested users to pre-register for the Galaxy S8, S8+. The placement is slightly annoying since users could accidentally smudge the camera lens trying to use the fingerprint sensor, but that's that. A YouTube video showing a Galaxy S8 phone being unlocked by a photograph has been viewed over 500,000 times. (more...)
Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.1.2 for Select Nexus Devices Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.1.2 for Select Nexus Devices
- April 04, 2017

You'll also enjoy some changes and tweaks for an improved performance and the latest Android Security Update . In Android 7.1.2 Nougat update , the reported devices will also feature similar buttons for navigation with circular app icons. (more...)
Marvel Employee Says Spider-Man PS4 Will Be Released In 2017 Marvel Employee Says Spider-Man PS4 Will Be Released In 2017
- April 04, 2017

It can be seen below. Homecoming is going to be out this month, and it was a collaborative effort between Marvel and Sony, we can assume that the PS4 Exclusive Spider-Man game will be inspired by the film. Insomniac's game isn't tied into this movie, but would no doubt benefit from being released this year. "Things like [games] you can not under-resource", Ong said. (more...)
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they won't sell your individual browsing history Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they won't sell your individual browsing history
- April 03, 2017

Comcast , other Internet providers, and their lobby groups recently signed a voluntary pledge to require opt-in consent before using or disclosing the most sensitive information, but the pledge only requires opt-out systems for Web browsing history. (more...)
CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Alaves, 2017 La Liga
- April 03, 2017

Real Madrid suffered without Benzema leading the line, with the striker opening the scoring for the home side just after the half-hour mark. Benzema's 30th minute strike meant he has now scored against every team competing in La Liga. And even in spite of the fact that Alaves was able to achieve a much better result on the road, going to the tank to his championship Real Madrid , most likely will not leave a chance for the debutant. (more...)
Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in sex assault on Facebook
- April 03, 2017

Police issued an arrest warrant for a 15-year-old boy on Sunday. At least 40 people allegedly watched the video recorded on March 19, but no one reported the crime to police. Recently, a 14-year-old individual, whom Chicago PD identified as being of the suspects who sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl in the video was taken into custody. (more...)
Countdown to SpaceX's first-ever launch of a used rocket
- March 31, 2017

The Falcon 9's first stage is the part being reused; its second stage is new and will be single-use for the moment. SpaceX is not the only private space venture to successfully re-land a rocket , and it won't be the first to re-launch a rocket either. (more...)
Twitter Eases 140-Character Limit in Replies Twitter Eases 140-Character Limit in Replies
- March 31, 2017

But after this change , a reply still had to start with the username of the person or people being addressed to appear as part of the conversation. And clicking on "Replying to." gives the Twitter user a way to control who is part of a Twitter chat. (more...)
Samsung S8, S8 Plus: All official images leaked ahead of launch
- March 28, 2017

So in case you have been eagerly waiting for the new flagship to launch, the wait is nearly over. Samsung has uploaded the new version of the video on YouTube featuring Collier. Apart from that, Samsung is also said to announce a standard Wireless charger, Battery pack, and several new cases. Leaks also suggest that there will be no fingerprint scanner on the front. (more...)
Royal troll: Middle Eastern airline Royal Jordanian pokes fun at laptop ban Royal troll: Middle Eastern airline Royal Jordanian pokes fun at laptop ban
- March 26, 2017

Back in February, the airline mocked Trump's first attempt at a Muslim travel ban by turning the word "ban" into "bon voyage" with the hashtags #DonaldTrump and #MuslimBan. "Laptops, tablets and other electronic devices may be used until the boarding gate where they will be handed over" to the airline's staff, Turkish Airlines said in a statement. (more...)
Kim Panics, Brought Back to Night She Was Robbed Kim Panics, Brought Back to Night She Was Robbed
- March 24, 2017

Thankfully, her family has been by her side during her recovery, though her hubby, Kanye West did have his own serious sitch to deal with during that time. "(I'm) like, 'We've got to come up with a plan. Oh, and it's said Kimmie's house is like entering Fort Knox as "you get patted down by security" upon entering her $11 million mansion in Bel Air. (more...)
Warning issued over potentially unsafe Siri prank Warning issued over potentially unsafe Siri prank
- March 24, 2017

According to various police departments, anyone tying up 911 by calling the service without a real emergency taking place could be committing a criminal act. When you do, your phone believes you need emergency services and you will be connected with the 9-1-1 emergency communications center nearest you. The unnecessary calls tie up lines and prevent real emergency calls from being answered, putting lives in danger. (more...)
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii
- March 22, 2017

Initial Nintendo Switch sales have been fantastic, and according to GameStop's senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, the platform could very well outshine the Wii. In Australia and New Zealand alone, the console supposedly sold more than any other Nintendo hardware on record for the two countries. Gamestop warns that the new Nintendo Switch stock will be limited so late comers might find themselves without a unit. (more...)
Andromeda suffers from frequent frame rate problems on Xbox One Andromeda suffers from frequent frame rate problems on Xbox One
- March 20, 2017

This report came when he confirmed the day one patch was live for the Xbox One and PC early access builds and someone asked if the developer would be working on facial animation improvements. They will know what we are also rapidly finding out; that it is a worthy successor to one of the greatest role-playing games trilogies ever released. (more...)