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Zuckerberg flags up cryptocurrency boom as 2018 challenge Zuckerberg flags up cryptocurrency boom as 2018 challenge
- January 05, 2018

In his long Facebook post , Zuckerberg acknowledges the fact that there are problems with the internet which is getting too much centralized and controlled by a few huge companies that include Facebook itself. It isn't clear what it would take for his 2018 personal challenge to be met and a Facebook spokesman didn't respond to a request for more information. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz Reveals New Details About the Updated G-Class Mercedes-Benz Reveals New Details About the Updated G-Class
- January 05, 2018

While Mercedes-Benz isn't ready to officially unveil the 2019 G-Class yet, it has revealed that it features a ladder-type frame, three 100-percent differential locks and a low range off-road ratio. Beginning at the front, the G-Class gets a new set of headlights, a revised front grill and slightly reshaped fender flares. 18-inch alloys can be cost-optioned for the G-Class. (more...)
Slow iPhone battery replacements Slow iPhone battery replacements
- January 05, 2018

Apple has apologised for slowing down the performance of older iPhones in an attempt to preserve battery life. The slow down allows the devices to carry out tasks without unexpectedly shutting down. Following a report from French site iGeneration that Apple had told staff to ignore the 80 percent rule, the company confirmed to MacRumors that the $29 offer stands regardless of the result of the diagnostic test. (more...)
Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw
- January 05, 2018

Another reader has reported that their Samsung Chromebook Plus has also received the update which is good news for all three high-profile devices. An update from Apple on what is needed for its Mac computers and iOS devices is expected. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Console in US History Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest Selling Console in US History
- January 05, 2018

The previous record holder was the Nintendo Wii, which managed just over four million sales within the same time frame. So far, Nintendo has been fairly tight-lipped about the games , but that hasn't stopped some fairly credible rumors from leaking through the cracks. (more...)
Travis Kalanick reportedly plans to sell about 29% of his Uber shares Travis Kalanick reportedly plans to sell about 29% of his Uber shares
- January 05, 2018

The transaction would be part of the tender offer in which SoftBank Group agreed to buy shares in Uber valuing it at $48 billion, a huge discount from its last fundraising valuation . Kalanick has never before sold shares of the company he ran for nearly a decade, the source said. GV, Alphabet's venture capital firm, offered up significantly less than half of its stake in Uber even though Alphabet's self-driving vehicle subsidiary Waymo is suing Uber for stealing trade secrets. (more...)
OnePlus 5T's latest limited edition blends sandstone with metal OnePlus 5T's latest limited edition blends sandstone with metal
- January 05, 2018

After launching the Star Wars Limited Edition of the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus has now launched the Sandstone White variant of the phone. So, don't miss out on this Limited Edition version of the latest OnePlus flagship. OnePlus 5T gets a Face Unlock feature which let users to unlock the phone just by looking at the device. Sorry, I couldn't resist. The OnePlus 5T Sandstone White borrows similar finish like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 with sandstone texture on the rear side prevalent in ... (more...)
Mad Catz returns with a new owner, new ideas and new products Mad Catz returns with a new owner, new ideas and new products
- January 05, 2018

Several months ago, the video game peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy , which led many to believe that the company had ceased operations altogether after years of financial troubles. Outfitted with RGB lighting and an aluminum frame, the STRIKE 4 should provide all that we've come to expect from mechanical gaming keyboards. Mad Catz Global Limited is a global provider of innovative interactive gaming and entertainment products. (more...)
Paladins announces free-to-play battle royale mode called Battlegrounds Paladins announces free-to-play battle royale mode called Battlegrounds
- January 05, 2018

Now, developer Hi-Rez wants the game to challenge the current most played game on the internet: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . Before that, a new content update coming out later this month (January 10 on PC and January 17 on consoles) will also bring Team Deathmatch. (more...)
Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to build more tools for iOS developers Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to build more tools for iOS developers
- January 05, 2018

Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott founded the startup in 2015. Basically, the company focuses on debugging and integration of mobile platforms. How does the acquisition help Apple? It also means that a lot of new features likely will come to iOS in the future, both for those on the iPad and iPhone . (more...)
Amazon Lures four Million Prime Members as Echo Dot Dominates Amazon Lures four Million Prime Members as Echo Dot Dominates
- January 05, 2018

Customers are increasingly using voice user interfaces (VUIs) as a hands-free way to manage their lives, and hands-free control is especially valuable when cooking. Analysts with RBC Capital Markets estimated in a report last week that Amazon was on track to sell 33 million Alexa devices in 2017, up from 4 million in 2016. (more...)
LG unveils new 4K HDR projector LG unveils new 4K HDR projector
- January 05, 2018

On the audio side of things, HU80KA comes with two 7W speakers, but it can easily be connected to external speakers or soundbars via optical output, HDMI or Bluetooth. The projector can be kept on the floor, mounted to a wall, or simply hung from the ceiling, and perform equally well, regardless of the position. This is actually exceptional and was made conceivable by its mirrorless I-shaped engine. (more...)
Iran Moves To Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks As Protests Spread Iran Moves To Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks As Protests Spread
- January 03, 2018

Iranian authorities are wary of social media, which has fuelled prior protests, and a year ago declared their intent to eventually restrict the country's internet users to a national intranet . Social media platforms, like Instagram and Telegram , have been used by protestors to spread information about demonstrations over the last week or so. (more...)
Sumo Digital Acquires CCP Games' Newcastle Studio Sumo Digital Acquires CCP Games' Newcastle Studio
- January 03, 2018

In October 2017, CCP Games laid off almost 100 employees, shutting down their studio in Atlanta, Georgia and greatly reducing the staff at their now former Newcastle branch. Paul Porter, managing director of Sumo Digital, said: "As we continue to expand this was a great opportunity to bring an experienced, talented and tight-knit team on board". (more...)
Android Auto is going wireless for 2018 Android Auto is going wireless for 2018
- January 02, 2018

Now it looks like JVC/Kenwood may be following up with some aftermarket units that not only incorporate wireless Apple CarPlay but also wireless Android Auto . Android Auto is shedding its wires for 2018, with vehicle infotainment specialist JVC Kenwood preparing to showcase compatible wireless vehicle tech at CES 2018. (more...)
Apple (AAPL) Given a $180.00 Price Target by Rosenblatt Securities Analysts Apple (AAPL) Given a $180.00 Price Target by Rosenblatt Securities Analysts
- January 02, 2018

Veritable LP holds 0.89% or 275,924 shares. Zeke Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in International Business Machs Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $142.04B market cap company. Therefore 41% are positive. Apple Inc . had 342 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Mitsubishi UFJ. (more...)
OnePlus Switch lets you transfer data to your new OnePlus device OnePlus Switch lets you transfer data to your new OnePlus device
- January 02, 2018

It's understandable that the application cannot transfer application data from one phone to another. Just before the end of 2017, OnePlus added a new app to the Play Store - the OnePlus Switch . However, as folks at AndroidPolice have spotted, Google is offering an advanced solution through the default auto-backup feature on Android 6.0 and later devices. (more...)
Super Mario 64 now available in FPS mode with ROM hack Super Mario 64 now available in FPS mode with ROM hack
- January 02, 2018

The effect, the modder admits, is quite the challenge to pull off. Rolls and jumps become "terrifying" with your vision limited to a first-person perspective, and level geometry disappears at close range, so sometimes it looks like you're running on thin air. (more...)
Intel's first chip with AMD graphics is the Core i7-8809G Intel's first chip with AMD graphics is the Core i7-8809G
- January 02, 2018

The TDP rating of this processor is rated at 100W for both the CPU package as well as the Vega-based GPU (Radeon RX Vega M). The chart contains 13 processors in all (a baker's dozen), with the Core i7-8809G topping the bottom third, sitting above the Core i7-8700K , Core i5-8600K, and Core i3-8350K. (more...)
GE wants to put Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri in your ceiling GE wants to put Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri in your ceiling
- January 02, 2018

It has support for voice controls and feedback so users can talk to it and get answers from either Alexa or Google Assistant. For those who are already happy with their existing light fixtures, there'll be a new smart wall switch. GE is also announcing that is C by GE lineup will get support for Apple's Homekit in the first quarter of the year, as well. That support is still expected to arrive within the next few months. (more...)