Tech


Elon Musk '70% sure he will move to Mars'
- November 26, 2018

Musk backed up this timeline on Sunday, telling Axios that human trips to Mars would be possible in seven years time. SpaceX is now working on a vessel named Starship, which was previously codenamed Big F***ing Rocket. "There's a good chance of death, going in a little can through deep space", Musk continued. " We think you can come back but we're not sure ". And even if you make it to Mars , you could still end up dying in its harsh conditions. (more...)
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover launches new luxury SUV Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover launches new luxury SUV
- November 25, 2018

The all-new 2020 Evoque will compete with the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40. In addition, the auto will get door handles in the style of the model Velar . For that reason, the firm claims that this second-generation Evoque is more capable than ever on cross-country terrain. (more...)
Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update over Intel sound issue Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update over Intel sound issue
- November 25, 2018

Next Steps: Microsoft is working with Intel to expire these display drivers , including coordinating with OEMs, and will provide an update on the resolution in an upcoming release. In no case has Microsoft issued a roadmap for when the blocks are to be removed. Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver (versions 24.20.100.6344, 24.20.100.6345) to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows . (more...)
Apple puts last year's iPhone X back into production according to report Apple puts last year's iPhone X back into production according to report
- November 25, 2018

The publication alleges that this is a result of an Apple deal with Samsung to purchase a certain number of OLED screens used in the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max . According to the WSJ , major wireless carriers in Japan plan to cut iPhone XR prices as early as next week, people with direct knowledge of the plan said, without giving details of the extent of the cut. (more...)
Google Duplex rolls out to small number of Pixel owners Google Duplex rolls out to small number of Pixel owners
- November 24, 2018

Now it's back after a private beta, and is able to make restaurant reservations in "select cities" from Pixel , Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 phones as well as their beefy XL versions. Duplex seemingly put on such a good impression of a human that the person it called failed to notice they were speaking to a robot. There's also a screen to manage reservations, where you can check confirmation status and cancel reservations if need be. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Video Review
- November 24, 2018

Overall, there are very few things that separate the hardware of the Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi's latest "value-oriented" smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro's first sale went live in India on Friday and it was over in no time. The strong demand for the smartphone can be owed to improved specifications and discounted price during the first sale. However, Xiaomi has gone for a large sensor with pixel size of 1.4um, and wider aperture of f/1.9, which should help in better low-light ... (more...)
Apple acquires AI startup Silk Labs Apple acquires AI startup Silk Labs
- November 23, 2018

Apple reportedly completed the quiet acquisition of an AI startup which specialises in making software lightweight enough to fit onto consumer hardware. Unlike other smart home devices, Sense would perform all the processing on the device and store data locally for the sake of user privacy. It's not the first time Apple has acquired an AI startup. (more...)
Fallout 76 already drops under £40 on console during Black Friday Fallout 76 already drops under £40 on console during Black Friday
- November 22, 2018

Different deals will appeal to different gamers, but there's one Black Friday bargain that any PS4 owner (or PS3 owner) would have to be absolutely insane not to take advantage of. The Xbox One X 1TB will be discounted by R2400, only costing you R6999, while the Xbox One S 1TB will receive a discount of R1900 and will only set you back R3499. (more...)
Microsoft moves closer to password-less ecosystem - Software Microsoft moves closer to password-less ecosystem - Software
- November 21, 2018

If you were interested in getting a Microsoft-compatible FIDO2 security key for your desktop or laptop then it is recommended that you choose one from a Microsoft partner such as Yubico or Feitian Technology . The list of features that security keys need to support is listed on the Microsoft Docs website. At the Additional Security Options page, scroll down and under the section " Windows Hello and security keys" click on the Set up a security key link. (more...)
Make Siri Suck Less By Telling It to Use Google Assistant Make Siri Suck Less By Telling It to Use Google Assistant
- November 21, 2018

According to a new report from The Verge , Google recently released a tool that takes advantage of Apple's new Siri Shortcuts to let users access its smart Google Assistant instead of Siri. Moreover, you can set up Siri shortcuts for phrases that you generally use with the Assistant and use a custom voice command for a one smart home action. (more...)
LG WK9 Good Show Specs, Value Formally Revealed LG WK9 Good Show Specs, Value Formally Revealed
- November 21, 2018

LG says they worked together on providing the XBOOM WK9 with high-fidelity sound, accurate bass, and a precise vocal definition despite its small size. Of course, since it's LG, the smart display has already been discounted for the holidays by $100 to $199 which is a much better price to pay. "That makes it a pretty good deal, considering that the Lenovo Smart Display 8" costs about the same and it's a lot easier on the eyes than the JBL Link View (in my opinion). (more...)
After a Slow Demise, The Steam Link is Officially Dead After a Slow Demise, The Steam Link is Officially Dead
- November 21, 2018

However, some copies are still available in North America. Valve has confirmed it will still support existing owners of the device for the foreseeable future, and will still offer apps for tablets and TVs that offer the same functionality. The biggest reason for the phasing out is likely the Steam Link app that is available on Android OS and some Samsung smart displays. If you check it out, the links have been removed from Steam, and if you try to load up an old page on it, you get ... (more...)
Tumblr kicked out from the App Store due to child pornography Tumblr kicked out from the App Store due to child pornography
- November 21, 2018

Now, we're starting to get answers. Tumblr gave more details about why it was taken off Apple's store after being approached by tech news site Cnet with a claim that indecent images of children were the cause. Although the social media platform did issue a blanket statement indicating that the Tumblr team was working to resolve an undisclosed "issue", it wasn't until Download .com confronted the Yahoo-owned company with its own findings regarding the allegations of illegal content ... (more...)
Outage Hits Facebook, Instagram Users Outage Hits Facebook, Instagram Users
- November 21, 2018

Facebook has acknowledged the problem and is working on a fix. Users are reporting problems on desktop and mobile versions. The site's outage map showcased regions across the world that appear to be affected by the Facebook outage. The website Down Detector showed significant issues for both sites. According to DownDetector, while the vast majority of users experiencing the outage located in the states and across Europe, users in South America and Asia are also experiencing downtime. (more...)
The Google Pixel 3 has a crippling camera bug The Google Pixel 3 has a crippling camera bug
- November 21, 2018

Some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users have reported a software glitch that prevents them from using the stock Google camera app. "From this point on, the camera can not be accessed by any application, including the "Camera" app". "It's unclear what causes the issue, as the hardware functions fine, but when affected there is no fix". Google hasn't explicitly acknowledged the camera bug, though a community manager on the Google Product Forums mentioned that he might reach out to some of ... (more...)
Samsung developing a 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 variant with six cameras Samsung developing a 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 variant with six cameras
- November 20, 2018

This isn't the first leak of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in its multiple iterations, and it most certainly won't be the last. According to a report by IANS, Samsung Galaxy A9 will be priced around Rs 35,000. Samsung is said to use SFA, Phil Optics, and Wonik IPS' laser equipment to drill the holes on the display panels. The company is also reportedly focusing on less expensive mobile offerings to boost sales across tiers and regions. (more...)
Apple's iPad Pro (2018) might be prone to bending, according to reports Apple's iPad Pro (2018) might be prone to bending, according to reports
- November 20, 2018

Most folks won't have to worry about seeing the iPad bend like this, unless they're aiming to break it on objective, but perhaps its thinness is a contributing factor to potentially damaging models in the future. As Nelson points out, the product's ability to bend somewhat easily could be a problem for people carrying their tablet in their backpack with other large or heavy objects, reports of which have already surfaced . (more...)
Instagram Is Now Straight-Up Deleting Fake Likes, Follows, And Comments Instagram Is Now Straight-Up Deleting Fake Likes, Follows, And Comments
- November 20, 2018

The company says it has built new machine learning tools that will automatically be able to detect accounts that are using such services and remove their fake likes, comments, and followers. The announcement comes amid intense public scrutiny on Facebook , Twitter and other social media sites following revelations that Russian intelligence operatives used false accounts to published inaccurate reports in a bid to influence the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Fallout 76 Update Plans for the Balance of 2018 Revealed Fallout 76 Update Plans for the Balance of 2018 Revealed
- November 20, 2018

A recent cheat has made it significantly easier for users to launch nukes in Fallout 76 , something that is supposed to be a rare occurrence. A stash limit increase is also inbound. Fallout 76 launched last week, and since gamers got their hands on the game, they've been disappointed with the glitches and crashes the game has suffered. (more...)
Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models
- November 19, 2018

The numbers forecasted were higher than the demand, which lead Apple to reportedly reduce the number of orders with suppliers by up to a third, after initially ordering 70 million units. Until now, the company has detailed how many iPhones, iPads, and Macs it has sold for each period, albeit only in aggregate rather than by individual model. (more...)