Tech


Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards about head coaching vacancy Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards about head coaching vacancy
- November 29, 2017

Edwards (who had reportedly been serving as sounding boards for Anderson during the coaching search, in addition to his former National Football League colleague Tony Dungy) fits the Sun Devils' stated decision for someone with previous coaching experience, and he would provide the splash Anderson is reportedly looking for . (more...)
This Amazon device had another record run over the holiday weekend This Amazon device had another record run over the holiday weekend
- November 29, 2017

The Echo Dot was also a best seller at Whole Foods grocery store locations across the country over the weekend, Amazon said. In a statement, Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon devices and services, noted that the surge in Amazon device sales means millions of new customers will be tapping into the company's AI assistant platform Alexa. (more...)
Asus adopts 18:9 display with Zenfone Max Plus (M1)
- November 29, 2017

Asus has unveiled a new almost bezel-less display phone under its ZenFone Max series of smartphone. The MediaTek 6750T chipset (also used in the Zenfone 3s Max) features eight Cortex-A53 cores so it is no speed demon and the older 28nm process doesnt help its power efficiency. (more...)
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.65
- November 29, 2017

They operate their games as live services, by which they mean that they continue to support and update games after launch and gather daily, metrics-based player feedback that enable them to continually enhance their games by adding new content and features. (more...)
Rafa Benitez Frustrated By Frugal Newcastle Spending Rafa Benitez Frustrated By Frugal Newcastle Spending
- November 29, 2017

Rafael Benitez says it is a reality that Newcastle United could not afford to compete with other Premier League teams in the transfer market, and urged fans to back the out-of-form Magpies. "We had half an hour against Manchester United where we were good". We have to stick together. Nobody said it would be easy. "This group of players can manage if we stay calm and continue in the same way". (more...)
EA has learned from Battlefront 2, but won't change microtransaction strategy EA has learned from Battlefront 2, but won't change microtransaction strategy
- November 29, 2017

In an interview with Games Industry EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen detailed that EA decided on their loot box practice as a way to appease two player types, the ones with lots of time and the ones with little time and more money. "No offense to pink, but I don't think that's right in the canon". While Jorgensen couldn't give a time frame as to when microtransactions would be turned back on in Battlefront II , it's clear EA is still committed to the idea. (more...)
Telluride schools will reopen Tuesday after Telluride schools will reopen Tuesday after "Columbine-style" threats
- November 29, 2017

A rifle and a handgun were found in that student's home Sunday evening, according to the Telluride Marshal's Department. ABC News reports that someone made a threat over Snapchat to plant explosives around Telluride High School. School officials will continue to notify parents on school operations with anticipation of school re-opening Tuesday at the normal time. Staff immediately notified the Telluride Marshall's office who responded to the threat. (more...)
Starbucks releases another holiday cup. This time, it's red Starbucks releases another holiday cup. This time, it's red
- November 29, 2017

The new cup was already in the works before the drama over the last holiday cup erupted . Weeks after releasing a color-it-yourself cup, Starbucks is releasing another holiday cup. This year's looked like it could avoid the problem all-together: It was festive, but left the interpretation (and the coloring) in the hands of the person drinking the coffee. (more...)
Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords
- November 29, 2017

Root access to a system is the holy grail of control over a device; leaving the root account enabled and with no password is like setting the nuclear launch code as "1234". Apple has not yet officially fixed - let alone commented on - this critical bug. The security flaw isn't too much of a big deal, though, as one would need physical access to your device in order to get unauthorized administrative access to your device. (more...)
HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support
- November 29, 2017

As shown in the HDMI Forum's chart (below) detailing the evolution of the 15-year-old High Definition Multimedia Interface, version 1 of the connector technology supported the 1,920-x-1,080 video resolution delivered by Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD. (more...)
Microsoft, SAP get cloud cozy Microsoft, SAP get cloud cozy
- November 28, 2017

SAP will run its private managed cloud service, SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud ( SAP S/4 HANA) on Microsoft Azure and this will allow its customers to run its cloud services in a secure, managed cloud. More enterprises are moving key systems to the cloud to realize the benefits of digital transformation, including streamlined operations and new business models. (more...)
Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed Over Claims Of Hidden Evidence Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed Over Claims Of Hidden Evidence
- November 28, 2017

Waymo had requested the delay on Monday so it could look into whether or not Uber had withheld evidence in the case. "The public is going to hear everything", Judge Alsup said about the evidence. Uber employees researching rivals were given training with the objective to "impede, obstruct or influence any lawsuit against Uber", Jacobs said, including a communication strategy "to ensure we didn't create a paper trail that came back to haunt the company in any potential civil or criminal ... (more...)
Yooka-Laylee Finally Gets a Nintendo Switch Release Date
- November 28, 2017

According to a post on IGN , backers of the game who originally chose the now-canceled Wii U version will receive a Switch code on launch day. Working with Nintendo and Unity to optimise the game, Yooka-Laylee will run at 900p when docked in TV mode and at 600p in Handheld mode. (more...)
Plex DVR strips out ads so you don't have to see them Plex DVR strips out ads so you don't have to see them
- November 28, 2017

No one likes commercials, after all, which is part of the reason why services like Netflix have become so incredibly popular. Broadcasters weren't happy with the idea of users being able to fast-forward through ads when watching on DVRs, let alone the process being automated. (more...)
Will The Samsung Galaxy S9 Look Like This? Will The Samsung Galaxy S9 Look Like This?
- November 28, 2017

Samsung will release the Galaxy S9 earlier than expected this year. A new report from a source of constant Samsung rumors says the phone is set to be unveiled in February and launch in stores only in March or April. The last time T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received an update was in July, and the Galaxy J7 received its last update in August, hence all three of these devices were pending an OTA update with some seriously needed security patches. (more...)
Marvel Heroes Omega Shut Down Early, Gazillion Entertainment Officially Closed Marvel Heroes Omega Shut Down Early, Gazillion Entertainment Officially Closed
- November 28, 2017

Our source tells us that "PS Europe are now refunding Marvel Omega purchases from 21st August onwards, full refunds, back to payment method where applicable". Marvel Heroes Omega was a Diablo-like free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing game that came out on pretty much all platforms. (more...)
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion set for February 8th, 2018 Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion set for February 8th, 2018
- November 28, 2017

Your Civilization will enter specific epochs, like a Dark Age, and you'll then receive tasks to complete. It introduces the concept of dynamic empires: civilizations that change allegiances, national borders that constantly shift depending on the political environment, and cities that have the ability to change loyalty throughout your campaign. (more...)
Research Ratings: Platform Specialty Products Corporation ((PAH)), Viper Energy Partners LP ((VNOM))
- November 28, 2017

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 on November 24, reaching $9.98. About 10,219 shares traded. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) in a research report report published on Wednesday, November 15th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. (more...)
Snapchat update brings up filters based on your photo Snapchat update brings up filters based on your photo
- November 28, 2017

The filters aim to give the company a bit of a push in its competition against Instagram , at least for now. The Context Cards were first introduced in October, allowing users to swipe up to see relevant information such as location, reviews, directions, and more without leaving the app. (more...)
WhatsApp update now lets you watch YouTube videos without leaving the app
- November 28, 2017

That being said, the YouTube (PiP) feature in WhatsApp is now disabled and according to WABetaInfo the feature may need to be enabled with a server-side switch. The latest update can also help you record long messages easily. You'll now be able to record a message by tapping and holding the mic button until a small UI window appears that will allow you to lock the recording and pull your finger from the screen. (more...)