Tech


Garmin Speak puts Amazon Alexa in your auto
- October 17, 2017

Whilst it has been possible to use Alexa from your auto previously by mounting your phone and using the Alexa app, this is the first device that has been designed with this objective in mind. The voice assistant can add items to your grocery list through Speak, play music or read an audiobook through your car's speakers, check your schedule, look up the weather and order you food. (more...)
HMD Global sends out invites for October 19th launch
- October 17, 2017

So people are getting exciting about the new smartphone and that could be the new Nokia 7 smartphone. It is common knowledge that HMD Global is planning to release a few devices, including Nokia 2, Nokia 7, and Nokia 9 in the next few months but what we don't know is the release date. (more...)
Here is the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Here is the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
- October 17, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is also a rugged Android tablet just like its predecessor. As of the specifications, the device comes with an 8-inch LCD display with screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which is quite disappointing. (more...)
More woes for Essential - sued with demand for compensation More woes for Essential - sued with demand for compensation
- October 17, 2017

Unfortunately, it looks like this feature has landed Essential with a lawsuit, with a company alleging that Essential stole trade secrets. The interesting thing to note is Keyssa is backed by Tony Fadell , who was involved in the creation of the iPod, was the founder of Nest, was the CEO of the company when it was sold to Google, and was last placed in a position at Google Glass . (more...)
Google Maps can now help you explore other planets and moons
- October 17, 2017

Jupiter's moon Io, Europa and Ganymede, as well as Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus , Dione , Rhea, Titan and Iapetus were included in the newly added system. Methane rivers were observed by the craft on the surface of Titan, another moon of Saturn. Once inside Google Maps for planets , you can spin the space objects around, get more information on their place names and zoom in for a closer look. (more...)
Adobe Flash hacked with malware
- October 17, 2017

Originally discovered by Kaspersky's Anton Ivanov, the flaw, CVE-2017-11292 , is a critical type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS systems. The malware used in the attack is the most recent version of FinSpy, equipped with multiple anti-analysis techniques to make forensic analysis more hard. (more...)
Polestar's all-new coupe to debut tomorrow Polestar's all-new coupe to debut tomorrow
- October 17, 2017

Still, there's enough here to get us seriously interested. From the teaser video that Polestar has issued, we can say that it is a coupe. But wait, there's more on Polestar's approach to the ownership model. Factor in the carbon fiber used in the major body panels - such as the upper parts - the total curb weight is slashed by more than 500 pounds. The result? Weight savings of 506 lb versus conventional materials, a 45-percent increase in torsional rigidity, and a lower center of gravity. (more...)
Qualcomm Sues Apple to Stop iPhone Production and Sales in China
- October 17, 2017

Recently, Qualcomm has been taking things a step forward, following a move to ban iPhone sales and imports to the USA, the company has reportedly also filed to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China . Though there aren't any direct benefit to Qualcomm , the company can negotiate with Apple to further extent regarding the Apple's lawsuit against the Qualcomm for a whopping 1 billion dollars. (more...)
Chrome for Windows Can Now Recover from Software Infections
- October 17, 2017

Google has claimed the Safe Browsing service identifies thousands of unsafe websites on a daily basis-many of them websites that have been compromised without the knowledge of the site owners or operators. The revamped tool is now simpler to use: it automatically removes harmful software with the press of a button, and is more powerful, thanks to a partnership with IT security firm ESET . (more...)
Official Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer Released Official Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer Released
- October 17, 2017

Destiny 2's framerate will be uncapped on the PC, offering a more fluid performance than the console versions could ever hope for. Now, Bungie is turning its attention to the upcoming PC version launch of the game, starting by confirming the final PC hardware requirements. (more...)
Atlus Releases SMT: Synchronicity Prologue for Free on PC Atlus Releases SMT: Synchronicity Prologue for Free on PC
- October 17, 2017

The trailer which announced the game called it a fake, but you can definitely download it right now from the Atlus website. And the game is already inspiring a bunch of Shin Megami Tensei fans, who demand a sequel on different platforms. (more...)
Meow it's even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos Meow it's even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos
- October 17, 2017

In a pun-laden blog post, Google announced on Monday that its Photos application can now recognize your pets, and will sort them into their own groupings. "If you have a number of pets that are the same breed and look quite similar - such as a few yellow labs - you might need to help Google Photos by removing photos of a mis-grouped pet, so the app can tell Lassie from Fido", a Google spokeswoman told CNN Tech. (more...)
Xbox Fall Update Brings New Home Screen, Data Transfer Options Xbox Fall Update Brings New Home Screen, Data Transfer Options
- October 17, 2017

You can now make the Home screen uniquely yours, adding your favorite games, friends, Xbox Live Gold , Xbox Game Pass, and more. After the update is installed, you'll notice a new home screen on startup. If it's been a while since you've even turned your console on, it'll also be easier to catch up on all the friend and game activity you've missed with the new community feed. (more...)
Get a closer look at Resident Evil 7 biohazard's DLC Get a closer look at Resident Evil 7 biohazard's DLC
- October 16, 2017

Yes, RE7 lets you give the antidote to either Mia or Zoe, but it seems choosing Mia is the "canon" story path. Who is Joe? Is he truly a new character, or somebody from past? Will this really be the end of Zoe? What that may entail we don't know just yet, but it's certain we'll find out when we get to try both the End of Zoe content as well as the return of Chris Redfield in Not a Hero . (more...)
Mercedes-Benz recalls 400000 cars over airbag fault
- October 16, 2017

Auto manufacturers have recalled millions of cars around the world over airbags made by now-bankrupt Japanese firm, Takata. If certain wiring components aren't properly earthed, there is then potential for electrostatic charge to cause the airbag to deploy. (more...)
JioPhone deliveries begin at last: Here's when you can pre-book yours
- October 16, 2017

Meanwhile, JioPhone units pre-ordered during the first round that started in August are expected to be delivered by the last week of October, or start of November, reports stated. Or Download MyJio app, if you haven't already, and using your registered number log into the application. The customer will get a cash refund of INR 500 after 18 months and another INR 1,000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to INR 1,500. (more...)
Up to 13000 cheaters are being banned from PUBG every day
- October 16, 2017

PUBG is now the hot thing in the game industry and is now the only game on Steam to reach 2 million concurrent players . That sort of popularity means it's rife with hackers, but PUBG is fighting back. Common cheats such as "aimbots" allow players to shoot more accurately by targeting specific colors on the screen, while more sophisticated cheats allow people to find hidden loot and see where other players are hiding. (more...)
Microsoft unveils treehouse meeting room at Washington campus Microsoft unveils treehouse meeting room at Washington campus
- October 16, 2017

A third treehouse is now being constructed which is a sheltered lounge space and due to be finished later in the year. There's also an observation post of "Crow's Nest". The treehouses have been described as more "hobbit" than headquarters and were designed by celebrity treehouse expert Pete Nelson who fronts a US TV show, Treehouse Masters . (more...)
British MP submits questions on loot boxes to the government British MP submits questions on loot boxes to the government
- October 16, 2017

A petition has since been set up with the aim of adapting the United Kingdom gambling laws to include video games which target children, and because it's now passed 10k signatures the Government will be formally required to respond. In addition, Zeichner's two questions explore the same subject. "To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she plans to take to help protect vulnerable adults and children from illegal gambling, in-game gambling and ... (more...)
Doom is Coming to Nintendo Switch in November Doom is Coming to Nintendo Switch in November
- October 16, 2017

Next month will see the highly-anticipated release of DOOM on the Nintendo Switch, and now the official release date has been revealed. DOOM on Nintendo Switch will include both the entirety of the single-player campaign, as well as arcade mode, and each and every one of the multiplayer maps, including those originally released as DLC. (more...)