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Google launching new VR format VR180 Google launching new VR format VR180
- June 24, 2017

The VR180 videos however does not stretch all the way around a viewer in a VR video. Last year, we announced a new sharing feature that lets you share videos right from the YouTube app. The Daydream VR team of Google is working with three companies now and the first VR180 products are expected to launch by winter this year. VR creators, viewers and developers can sign up for VR180 updates on the Google VR website. (more...)
New iPhone feature can block texts while driving New iPhone feature can block texts while driving
- June 17, 2017

Now you can access the dock from any screen. This could be identifying large Messages threads, offloading unused apps when your device is low on space, or reviewing and deleting large file attachments. A feature within this Do Not Disturb mode will allow those who text the driver to receive an automated reply that states they're driving and can not respond right now. (more...)
Kevin Durant's non-foul on LeBron James looms large in Warriors' run Kevin Durant's non-foul on LeBron James looms large in Warriors' run
- June 14, 2017

And as Sports Illustrated writer Ben Golliver noted, LeBron James will certainly need something more to compete with the Warriors, who have Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green all remaining with the team for years to come and all at their peak. (more...)
Spider-Man Borrows From Batman: Arkham Knight in E3 2017 Trailer Spider-Man Borrows From Batman: Arkham Knight in E3 2017 Trailer
- June 13, 2017

We'll see takedown cams as well it seems when you've taken down the last enemy from a pack, and some dramatic cutscenes for starting a fight. Watching Sony's E3 press briefing has arguably never been easier than it is in 2017. There's also the chance we will see some Marvel characters evolve during the game, with Capt. Watanabe featured, who is now known as Wraith in the comics. (more...)
Judge, Yankees blast Orioles, 16-3 Judge, Yankees blast Orioles, 16-3
- June 12, 2017

Second-year outfielder Aaron Judge leads the team in homers, smacking 19 this season to top the majors heading into Sunday's action. "That time, I got into a positive count, and he threw me a 2-0 changeup; I figured that's what he was going with, and I made sure I didn't miss it". (more...)
England Under-20 team chases rare global title vs Venezuela England Under-20 team chases rare global title vs Venezuela
- June 11, 2017

The moment of drama added to a match which was full of incident , with both sides hitting the woodwork before England closed out an historic win to lift their first global title since the 1966 World Cup. "We know what we want to do". Like many in this country stricken by political, social and economic turmoil, De Astudillo's family celebrated Venezuela reaching its first soccer World Cup final after beating Uruguay in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the under-20 tournament ... (more...)
Apple Takes On Amazon
- June 10, 2017

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates! Apple will compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo later this year with a new speaker called HomePod . Although a new product announcement from Apple isn't the major pop-cultural event that it used to be, the pitiless taskmaster that is capitalism demands that the company continue pressing ever forward with sleek new gadgets exciting enough to convince consumers that last year's gadget just isn't good enough anymore. (more...)
Apple updated macOS, here's High Sierra Apple updated macOS, here's High Sierra
- June 10, 2017

The most recent version of macOS Sierra 10.12.15 improved "stability and compatibility and security of your Mac", according to Apple . Apple tested the Javascript performance against Chrome and found that Safari is up to 80 percent faster - which is a huge gain. (more...)
Apple unveils the HomePod speaker,to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home Apple unveils the HomePod speaker,to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home
- June 09, 2017

The Amazon Echo can be picked up for £149, although the smaller, cheaper Echo Dot costs just £49. On top of the speaker , one would find the microphone. That's a reasonable position given how niche the smart home market remains. The company's TV app is also adding Amazon and its Prime Video service later this year for the first time. (more...)
Apple unveils 'the most powerful Mac we have ever made'
- June 07, 2017

Schiller teased a " breakthrough home speaker ", called " HomePod ". In short, it can deliver 11 teraflops of computing performance or 22 teraflops with "half precision". The cylindrical Mac Pro was a gorgeous feat of engineering, but that attractive design also made it tough to update the thing with new components regularly. (more...)
Is There A New Macbook Air 2017 Coming Soon? Is There A New Macbook Air 2017 Coming Soon?
- May 01, 2017

The sudden, significant drop from $999 to $799 was nearly a clear sign that a fresh Apple product is upcoming . For this reason, Apple is expected to out a 2017 version, which should rightfully satisfy the public expectations. This left Macbook Air fans disappointed. Apple's super-high-end laptop, MacBook Pro, received a massive update in 2016, launched with a new design and an innovative Touch Bar feature. (more...)
Trump Deports First Protected DREAMer To Mexico, Ignoring Obama's DACA Protections Trump Deports First Protected DREAMer To Mexico, Ignoring Obama's DACA Protections
- May 01, 2017

The federal complaint accuses US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of failing to give him a reason for his deportation despite having Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Customs and Border Protection did not respond to a request for comment on his detention or removal. "The government shouldn't treat anyone this way - much less someone who has DACA". (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Update Patch 1.09 Is Out Now To Download Final Fantasy XV Update Patch 1.09 Is Out Now To Download
- April 30, 2017

Final Fantasy XV follows the story of Prince Noctis and his friends, as they go on their epic journey as they unravel Noctis' destiny, and take a stand against the warmongering Niflheim. Timed Quests Returning: Along with the restart of the Timed quest, the ranking function is added. Square Enix has also enlarged the subtitles and various text in the menu screens. (more...)
UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel
- April 29, 2017

In a UBC news release , Tippett said that since 1949, experts in his field have been looking at the possibility of mathematical time machines . Tippett said that while time travel is a mathematically feasible concept, it's not yet possible to build a machine for that. (more...)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space Astronaut Peggy Whitson Holds Record for Most Days in Space
- April 29, 2017

To mark her accomplishment, she received a phone call from President Trump at 10 a.m. ET. The President's daughter and close adviser, Ivanka Trump, also offered congratulations to Ms Whitson from the Oval Office. Is there a schedule? Astronaut Peggy Whitson has broken the United States record for most time in space and talked up a trip to Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. (more...)
Verizon's 4G-enabled Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch launches May 11
- April 28, 2017

Powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor as nearly all other new wave Android Wear devices , this thing promises to "stream all the music you want", answer all the Google Assistant questions you need, and access the Play Store on your wrist without any help from a connected smartphone. (more...)
Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer
- April 28, 2017

The FA on Thursday also released the "written reasons" behind Barton's ban in a 63-page document . It showed that Barton gambled £205,172.79 in 1,260 bets on football over a ten-year period, making a loss of £16,700. He continues: A ban of 18 months is longer than several bans handed to players who played in matches where they bet for their team to lose and - unlike me - were found to have had an ability to influence the games. (more...)
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Release Soon AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Release Soon
- April 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + are new flagship smartphones from the company. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 + features a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution and 531ppi. After the success of the bezel-less displays, Samsung reportedly plans on developing the first dual-screen bendable smartphone. Citing industry sources, the publications said the prototype could be "a preliminary version of its upcoming foldable smartphone, dubbed Galaxy X". (more...)
Saturn's moon Enceladus has ideal conditions for life Saturn's moon Enceladus has ideal conditions for life
- April 24, 2017

NASA's press release explained that microbes - if there are any that exist there - could combine hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water to obtain energy. "So we're going to start with bacteria and if we get lucky, maybe there's something that's larger", NASA astrobiology senior scientist Mary Voytek said at a news conference. (more...)
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Mobile App to Control Your Powerwall Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Mobile App to Control Your Powerwall
- April 23, 2017

Tesla's iOS and Android apps are being updated today to give owners of the company's Powerwall home energy storage product access to information about their in-home electricity grid. The 14 kWh home battery storage unit with built-in inverter allows "time shifting" of electricity generated by solar panels. The wall-mounted pack includes two 14kWh lithium-ion batteries - double the capacity of the previous version - that can power a four-bedroom house for an entire day. (more...)

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