IT&Software


Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery
- January 09, 2018

Battery life is claimed to be up to 10 hours on a single charge and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity ensures you can make the most of Chrome OS and the many online Google software apps, such as Google Docs and Gmail. The Chromebook 11 has a touch display option and a non-touch display one as well. Moreover, a dual-speaker, HDR support, Four USB (2 each of Type C & Type A (3.0)) ports, and an expandable storage support are featured by the Chromebook. (more...)
Google Unites Payment Offerings As Google Pay Google Unites Payment Offerings As Google Pay
- January 09, 2018

The new Google Pay will be available across all Google products, through vendors who accept it whether online or in store at physical locations, or even to move money between private individuals. "The timing is important because Google Pay wants to capture and build momentum around mobile payments before competition gets any more intense". "Some consumers may think this is a totally new payment platform, but in-store mobile payment usage is low anyway, so the largest potential impact will be ... (more...)
NVIDIA unveils 65 inches HDR gaming monitors with 120Hz GSync tech NVIDIA unveils 65 inches HDR gaming monitors with 120Hz GSync tech
- January 09, 2018

The giant screens will have 4K 120Hz HDR displays using Nvidia's G-SYNC technology, as well as Nvidia Shield . NVIDIA BFGD 65 inch Monitor also has exclusive SHIELD , "An Android-powered portable game device that also streams PC games from Nvidia-powered PCs over local wifi networks". (more...)
Sony to refresh their processors for its mid-range Xperia phones Sony to refresh their processors for its mid-range Xperia phones
- January 05, 2018

VentureBeat notes that an early CES launch is possible, though the phones could be delayed until Mobile World Congress in February. Both are reported to come in two configurations based on 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version. (more...)
Possible Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Possible Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date
- January 01, 2018

Keep in mind that this launch date has not been officially announced or confirmed by Rockstar. Gamers know by now that the game is set to release in the spring of 2018, unless Rockstar delays it again , but that's never going to be good enough. (more...)
Android Oreo starts rolling out to the Moto Z2 Force on T Android Oreo starts rolling out to the Moto Z2 Force on T
- December 31, 2017

Users report the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4 carries build number OPW27.2, and also brings the the December Android update. The update is being rolled out to users in India . Do let us know in the comments if you see the update notification on your device. You should also free up almost 3GB of storage space. The smartphone costs Rs 20,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 22,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. (more...)
Google might set up Pixel 2 retail stores in India
- December 28, 2017

Google has been financially backing up small companies in India, and also providing them proper mentorship from top technology companies in Silicon Valley. Unlike Apple , which has filed for a single-brand retailing license in India, Google could decide to open its stores and have them operated by franchisees like Samsung and Xiaomi have done with its stores inside India. (more...)
Apple: Some older iPhones slowed to prevent battery issues Apple: Some older iPhones slowed to prevent battery issues
- December 26, 2017

Two reports appeared earlier this week claiming to have discovered the reason that iPhones feel like they slow down over time. It absolutely doesn't help silence accusers and escape public ridicule that the controversial move is dubbed a "feature", released previous year for the iPhone 6, 6s and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions". (more...)
Jamie Carragher: Arsenal And Liverpool 'Will Always Fall Short' Of Winning Trophies Jamie Carragher: Arsenal And Liverpool 'Will Always Fall Short' Of Winning Trophies
- December 25, 2017

In the aftermath of Friday's game, Arsene Wenger admitted that his side had been "frozen" in the first half. "At half-time, we could have been punished more". He could yet be a starter at the World Cup after Southgate had challenged him to break into the Arsenal first team. "I don't know what you mean by parking the bus", he said after the game. (more...)
Didi Chuxing Completes $4 Bln Equity Funding Round
- December 23, 2017

The deal will give Didi a license to conduct online-payment business, enabling it to enter an industry dominated by its investors Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The two companies have been in a slow-moving war for years. Didi also holds investments in Taxify, which operates in Europe and Africa, Brazil-based 99, as well as US-based Uber rival Lyft. (more...)
Penske Media Takes 51% Majority Stake In Rolling Stone
- December 23, 2017

But Penske's portfolio, which is primarily tilted toward trade publications, does include print titles, like Variety . Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the New York Times reports that the investment values Wenner Media at roughly $100 million. (more...)
Windows 10 users are getting a major Christmas present - find out why
- December 22, 2017

ZDNet reports that security researchers from German firm SYSS have defeated Windows Hello on Windows 10 machines running older versions of the operating system. "Depending on the targeted Windows 10 version and the target device hardware configuration, slightly different modifications of the spoofing attack had to be used, for example photos with higher resolution (480×480 pixels instead of 340×340 pixels) or specially colored images", explained the researchers. (more...)
Why your iPhone is getting slower and slower?
- December 22, 2017

He suggests Apple offer rebates or make it easy for consumers to buy new batteries. Bogdanovich has gone on record in the paperwork as saying that the company's method of slowing performance in older phone models in order to converse battery life was never something that users ever had a say in or agreed upon in any way. (more...)
Some People Are Reporting Google's USB-C Headphone Adaptors Aren't Working Some People Are Reporting Google's USB-C Headphone Adaptors Aren't Working
- December 20, 2017

Following user reports of problems with the OLED display , unusual effects when taking photos of LED lights , seemingly muted microphones , a mysterious buzzing noise , random reboots , and crashes in Android Auto mode, it has been a tumultuous time for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners. (more...)
Amtrak Train Derails on Highway Bridge in Washington State Amtrak Train Derails on Highway Bridge in Washington State
- December 19, 2017

At a Monday night press briefing, Capt. Dan Hall with the Washington State Patrol said 19 people - including motorists and people aboard the train - were transported from the scene uninjured and 72 people were transported and evaluated. Conductor: "I'm still figuring that out". - March 14, 2016: An Amtrak train travelling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in southwest Kansas, sending five cars off the tracks and injuring at least 32 people. (more...)
Facebook Messenger World Effects bring Snapchat-like AR stickers Facebook Messenger World Effects bring Snapchat-like AR stickers
- December 14, 2017

AR Studio is claimed to be a platform that "empowers creators to connect art with data to bring augmented reality into everyday life through the Facebook camera". Facebook's opportunity here is to take advantage of Snapchat's anti-developer attitude . There are also word bubbles like "love", "heart", and "miss you" if you're feeling especially cheesy. (more...)
Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze
- December 14, 2017

What better way, then, to measure the year that was than by examining the words we searched for the most on the internet? Looking only at searches about people, three of the USA top 5 were related to the widespread sexual harassment allegations faced by many in Hollywood and Washington, D.C.: Lauer , producer Harvey Weinstein , and actor Kevin Spacey . (more...)
You Can Now Ask Alexa To Wake You Up With Music You Can Now Ask Alexa To Wake You Up With Music
- December 13, 2017

The app makes the BBC's full range of live radio stations and on-demand podcasts available to Amazon Echo and Alexa users for the first time, with users able to access these by asking for a station or show. You get a lot of top class entertainment for your money at that price. Finally, Amazon Music subscribers in particular are also given the option of telling Alexa to wake them up with a song with specific lyrics, an option for those who know the song but can't remember its name. (more...)
Apparate to Hogwarts with New Harry Potter Mystery Game Apparate to Hogwarts with New Harry Potter Mystery Game
- December 13, 2017

Interactive Entertainment, which will release the game under its new Wizarding World-centric label, Portkey Games . Games studio Jam City and Warner Bros. Rowling. Through a partnership with Warner Bros. Harry Potter continues to be a global phenomenon. The app will be free, with in-game purchases naturally, and it sounds like the game could really carry on for years, with new updates coming all the time as you go through each school year. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification
- December 13, 2017

As of now nothing could be said with a confirmation, but one thing is certain that this device must have cleared the TENAA certification in China. A gap of exactly a year between the two phones makes the upcoming launch look likely, as the majority of manufacturers have been sticking to yearly releases when it comes to updating their product families. (more...)