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AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off

AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off It thanked it's "buddies" in a tweet for helping to make chat history. AIM's parent company Oath started killing off the service's features months ago . Facebook Messenger, and Facebook's practice of pushing its 2 billion users to download the mobile app, all but guaranteed other chat programs' demise. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk 'full of crap' on self-driving vehicle claims - GM exec

Elon Musk 'full of crap' on self-driving vehicle claims - GM exec Beyond the claims that Musk is full of crap, Miller did admit it is possible that Tesla has the ability now to drive form NY to Los Angeles, just as GM is doing right now. The reason we have that type of sensor package is.to be deeply integrated into Level Five, you should have some redundancies". The electric vehicle maker's CEO tweeted that his company has already helped to bring more efficient ... [Full Article...]

Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids

Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids Despite all the arrangements, Mattel it seems failed to convince the lawmakers and activists about the safety of their device. Privacy concerns relating to the device were first raised by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, who noted that the Aristotle collects and stores data about a child's activity and interactions with it and that it also connects to other apps and online retai... [Full Article...]

Google's wireless Pixel Buds are for more than music

Google's wireless Pixel Buds are for more than music The other side of Google's event revolvled around the melding of AI, software and hardware. He said, "Also, a point about the software is that starting in Android Oreo, Pixel phones (including 2016 Pixel models and the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ) now implements Type-C and Power Delivery support using the new Type-C Port Manager in the Linux kernel". [Full Article...]

Toyota GR HV Sports concept promises hybrid thrills

Toyota GR HV Sports concept promises hybrid thrills Talk about heritage - but Toyota isn't looking back during the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show , and is more interested in the future, with the Crown preparing for a new generational switch. And, just like the 86, it has a front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. On the practical side, Toyota says it will explore a new crossover genre with the Tj Cruiser, a monolithic concept that merges the roominess ... [Full Article...]

Samsung wants you to know how to secure your Galaxy Note8

Samsung wants you to know how to secure your Galaxy Note8 It dramatically improves the effective display quality and is a feature that, once seen, can't be unseen. In this tutorial, you will learn how to encrypt the microSD card of your device to secure your files, photos, videos and apps . The phone offers good noise reduction and fairly good white balance. Sometimes the dual cameras could not shoot photos with bokeh effect even after enabling ... [Full Article...]

Here's how Microsoft Edge was made available for iOS and Android

Here's how Microsoft Edge was made available for iOS and Android On iOS , Microsoft has no other option but to use Webkit, its decision to fork Chromium for its Android version could seem like a lost opportunity to some users. We think it's the most attractive (based on Fluent design), customizable, powerful launcher available. The news of a July release came as little surprise to Microsoft watchers, as the company had stated the release would come in ... [Full Article...]

Koenigsegg crushed the Bugatti, broke the speed record!

Koenigsegg crushed the Bugatti, broke the speed record! Behind the wheel was Koenigsegg factory driver Niklas Lilja who had to remain in full control of the vehicle because the surface on the 1.73-mile track was littered with pot holes and imperfections due to it having deteriorated over time. With Bugatti's Chiron model, record was renewed over a period of 41.92 per second to complete speed range of 0-400-0 kilometers in September, while world's speed... [Full Article...]

Amazon's Echo Spot: Put A Camera Sneakily Anywhere

Amazon's Echo Spot: Put A Camera Sneakily Anywhere You can also pick out a particular number for dialling. And unanimously the showstopper was the small cute round Echo Spot . Taking a cue from the success of the Amazon Echo , Google could be making a smart speaker with a display. In typical Amazonian fashion, the company also shrank the price: The new Echo will sell for $100 in the United States. Apple understood how much we craved attracti... [Full Article...]

Pixel 2 Launched with no Headphone jack and wireless Pixel Buds…

Pixel 2 Launched with no Headphone jack and wireless Pixel Buds… These subtle jabs weren't new; Google did the same thing at first Pixel launch. Pricing for the Pixel 2 starts from £629 SIM-free, while the Pixel 2 XL is available from a mere £799. If you want to carry on a conversation with a Swedish person, for example, you could direct Google Assistant to audibly translate an English phrase into Swedish via the Pixel 2 . [Full Article...]

GST council may reconsider products under 28% slab, ease filing returns

The panel of state and Union finance ministers is expected to ease exporters' pain by allowing electronic payment of taxes through "virtual currency", while announcing a series of steps for small and medium enterprises as it seeks to smoothen the implementation of GST. [Full Article...]

Google Unveils Home Mini & Home Max Smart Speakers

Long story short: you should buy one. The difference, it seems, is in how likely you are to want to use the speaker to listen to music. Thanks to a combination of speakers, microphones, and software, Meyer Sound's systems can make a room sound like a church, a rock concert arena, or a small jazz club. [Full Article...]

USA intercepts Egypt-North Korea arms shipment

USA intercepts Egypt-North Korea arms shipment The UN's subsequent investigation revealed a complex network by which Egyptian business executives were able to make hidden transactions to purchase millions of dollars worth of North Korean arms , allegedly for the country's military, the Post reported citing USA officials and Western diplomats familiar with the findings. [Full Article...]

The Pixel 2 beats the iPhone 8 Plus' camera on DxOMark

Samsung has the potential to earn $4 billion (about P204 billion) in revenue from making iPhone X parts in the 20 months following November 3 when the device hits the market. The Pixel 2 comes with an Always-On display, which lets you see the notifications and time without having to wake up the phone. It also does a Portrait-style mode from both the back and front cameras, despite the fact ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft dives deeper into mixed reality with VR gizmos

What do you think about the Samsung HMD Odyssey VR, can this take on the already available VR headsets like HTC Vive , and Oculus Rift? The Gear VR sells for $40 to $130. On the other hand, virtual reality requires expensive headsets and personal computers that are powerful enough to run the software. Alanna Cotton, General Manager and the America VP for Samsung Electronics wrote in a state... [Full Article...]

Woman's iPhone saved her in Las Vegas shooting

Woman's iPhone saved her in Las Vegas shooting A total of 59 people were killed during the shooting; 527 others were injured. Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of rounds at concert-goers, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. At least 23 weapons, including multiple rifles, were found in Paddock's hotel room. By the time they stormed into his room, he had shot himself dead. [Full Article...]

N. Korean workers process seafood in China for U.S. stores, restaurants

N. Korean workers process seafood in China for U.S. stores, restaurants Wal-Mart said Thursday it no longer imports fish from a Chinese factory that employed North Koreans after a report said the USA retailer may have inadvertently subsidized the nuclear-armed state. One, Pennsylvania-based seafood distributor The Fishin' Company , said it had already cut ties with the Hunchun supplier. John Connelly, president of the largest seafood trade association in the US, sa... [Full Article...]

What Are "Bump-Stock" Modifications for Guns?

What Are After the worst mass shooting in US history, sales are on the rise for bump stocks - a firearms accessory that enables a semi-automatic rifle to fire hundreds of rounds a minute. 2 Democrat, pushed Congress to pass a universal background checks bill and "commonsense gun laws" to help prevent the next mass shooting. In 2015, the Senate rejected two proposals to prevent terror suspects from ... [Full Article...]

Hands-on and unboxing: Google Home Mini? I'll take 5

Hands-on and unboxing: Google Home Mini? I'll take 5 A year after launching the Home, the technology giant's first ever AI-powered smart speaker , the Google Mini Home will be available to buy in the United Kingdom and the USA from October 29. "It comes in three handsome colours, fits neatly into the palm of your hand, and is available for only £49, so is accessible for anyone wanting to build on or start their smart home for the first time". [Full Article...]

Fortnite Battle Royale introduces duos and supply drops

Fortnite Battle Royale introduces duos and supply drops Epic have also released details of Fortnite's latest update, which will see supply drops return to the game, minus their former technical issues. Of course, the new milestone set by Fortnite: Battle Royale shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given that the mode is free-to-play and is available on three different platforms. [Full Article...]


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