IT&Software


Samsung increases transparency on donations amid scandal
- February 27, 2017

The company says those steps will "enhance the transparency of the management of such donations and funds and to strengthen the compliance" - making it more accountable by allowing transfers to be scrutinized by outside parties. Samsung Group has yet to comment on these latest reports. "Samsung Pay service is actually ideal for the country because Malaysia has its national e-payment strategy with the ultimate goal of becoming a cashless society", said Lee. (more...)
Can three-cylinder Fiesta ST keep the party going? Can three-cylinder Fiesta ST keep the party going?
- February 25, 2017

Eagle-eyed fans of fast Fords will notice that this is exactly the same output as the current Fiesta ST200 and the same 0-62mph sprint time, which will surely disappoint those hoping for more power. Like many manufacturers, the system will also use fake exhaust noise technology to "amplify the naturally sporty sound of the engine " which roughly translates to making the auto sound louder from inside the cabin. (more...)
United States transgender bathroom rules: Trump's reversal move draws flak
- February 25, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos echoed that sentiment in a statement Wednesday: "This is an issue best solved at the state and local level". Obama's Title IX guidance stated that federal law protects transgender students' rights to use locker rooms and restrooms matching their gender identities. (more...)
Uber on Alphabet lawsuit: 'A baseless attempt to slow down a competitor' Uber on Alphabet lawsuit: 'A baseless attempt to slow down a competitor'
- February 25, 2017

To recap, Waymo is Google's autonomous vehicle spin-off and Otto is a startup which was bought by Uber back in August previous year. The lawsuit dispute that former Waymo manager Anthony Levandowski took information when he left to co-found a venture that became Otto. (more...)
Evers-Holtz Will Square Off In April Evers-Holtz Will Square Off In April
- February 23, 2017

In a written statement, Holtz thanked his supporters. Holtz is calling for better discipline in schools to make classrooms more safe and secure. The director of federal and state programs in the Dodgeville School District, John Humphries, finished third statewide and picked up 150 votes in Oneida County. (more...)
GM To Unleash Thousands Of Autonomous Bolts By 2018 To Crush Competition
- February 22, 2017

GM and Lyft were first rumored to be testing self-driving vehicles together in May past year with a program that would see the vehicles deployed to "a yet-to-be disclosed city" following GM's $500 million investment in Lyft in January 2016. (more...)
UPS Testing Residential Drone Deliveries Launched From Trucks UPS Testing Residential Drone Deliveries Launched From Trucks
- February 22, 2017

The Atlanta-based logistics company on Tuesday said it successfully tested a drone that launched from the top of an electric UPS package vehicle. In France, the postal service ran a test a year ago using drones on a rural mail route in the Provence region. (more...)
Someone got a Nintendo Switch early and posted a video on YouTube
- February 18, 2017

Late past year the company finally showed users what they were in for. The allusion was intensified when Nintendo Switch deputy general manager Yoshiaki Koizumi acceded that those rumors may be true. Nintendo confirmed that the Switch would feature a 32GB of internal storage. Think of these as Netflix Profiles all used on the same Netflix account. (more...)
Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks are starting again Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks are starting again
- February 18, 2017

But Sprint and T-Mobile have made the industry a whole lot more competitive. In 2014 roles were reversed for the 3rd and 4th most popular USA wireless carriers, as Sprint pursued a merger that would have given them controlling stake of T-Mobile. (more...)
Pagani Huayra Roadster For Geneva Motor Show Pagani Huayra Roadster For Geneva Motor Show
- February 18, 2017

Pagani did a mighty fine job in giving the vicious-looking Huayra a softer touch by removing its top and toning down on the creases. More power and less weight (about 2,800 pounds total) mean the Roadster will be noticeably quicker than its fixed-roof counterpart. (more...)
McDonald's Designed A Milkshake 'STRAW' That Will Change The Way You Suck
- February 17, 2017

The acronym S.T.R.A.W stands for Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal . Calling the assignment an "ambitious goal", principal engineer and managing partner at NK Labs Seth Newburg explained , "From a physics perspective, it's actually quite hard to deliver a proportional amount of both chocolate and mint flavors with each sip". (more...)
'Splatoon 2' to be playable on upcoming console
- February 16, 2017

This is a toolkit that many developers use to build 3D games on consoles, PC, and mobile platforms. As of now, several first-party titles for Nintendo Switch are receiving price slash. The price of the games for the hybrid console also continues to drop. With its March console having received a huge boost following a televised Super Bowl commercial on Feb 5, Nintendo continues to raise awareness of its upcoming Switch console with a "Play Together" trailer. (more...)
Ehang Taxi Drone to Transport Passengers in Dubai
- February 16, 2017

Wonderful leap forward in the transport world, and frankly, impressive. The model called eHang 184 has already had its test flights and this drone can carry a single passenger who weighs up to 220 pounds. EHang did not respond to a request for comment. The drone may be a techno curiosity for now but Dubai - the commercial capital of the oil-rich UAE and home to the long-haul carrier Emirates - has bold visions for the future and the 184 fits right into its plans. (more...)
Google Maps update lets you share lists of places with friends Google Maps update lets you share lists of places with friends
- February 14, 2017

To access your Saved lists, check the side menu under the Your Places section. However, getting the full experience of browsing a saved list offline requires you to download the offline maps of that particular area. You can, however, view shared lists on the desktop. Google Maps is about to get a whole lot more social. The lists are also available in offline maps. (more...)
Help two pangolins fall in love in Google Doodle's new Valentine's game
- February 14, 2017

When it comes to special occasions or events, we've come to expect Google offering something a little different in the form of its Doodles, and today (tomorrow as well , presumably), the search giant is all about love, in celebration of Valentine's Day tomorrow. (more...)
Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches — BAFTA Awards
- February 13, 2017

On collecting the award from Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel , he said: "Thank you to the Academy for recognising the message of what the film says, that the most vulnerable people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful". (more...)
Windows 10 will soon get one of macOS Sierra's best features
- February 11, 2017

For example, Build 15025 was from rs_prerelease and now 15031 is from rs_release and so this marks a milestone in moving from the development branch to the release channel for Creators Update and with that move the focus shifts from adding new features to fixing bugs and performance issues. (more...)
People just can't stop buying Grand Theft Auto 5
- February 09, 2017

In other Grand Theft Auto V news, Zelnick confirmed that Rockstar will continue to support the game's " Grand Theft Auto Online " mode with additional content in 2017. Not only has GTA V sold a ton of copies, the number of players in GTA Online continues to increase over time. It's no secret that Grand Theft Auto V is a sales behemoth - and really, who would have expected anything else from a critically acclaimed installment in one of the biggest franchises in all of video games. (more...)
Google's Home TV ad makes Google Home systems go insane Google's Home TV ad makes Google Home systems go insane
- February 08, 2017

They need to chill it with the "okay Google"-ing". But this person confirmed that the drone featured in the Super Bowl commercial was not a new model. You can also temporarily turn the microphone off - which might have been useful during the Super Bowl TV commercials this year. However, the perils of running a TV advert about a voice-based assistant are not new - recently a TV news report in the United States on Amazon's Echo home hub had a similar result when presenters regularly used the ... (more...)
Lenovo introduces the Yoga A12, ultrabook convertible tablet Lenovo introduces the Yoga A12, ultrabook convertible tablet
- February 07, 2017

It'll sell for $300, down from $500 for the Android version of the Yoga Book. Whereas the Yoga Book uses a 10.1"-display, the Lenovo Yoga A12 features a 12.1-inch panel". At its slimmest, the A12 measures only 5.4mm thick and weighs less than one kilogram, mainly due to its Halo keyboard - a flat touchscreen keyboard whose keys light up and provide distinctive haptic feedback when tapped. (more...)