Sci-tech

Airlines to increase Singapore-New Zealand air links

Airlines to increase Singapore-New Zealand air links Air New Zealand has been forced to ground some of its global flights after revealing some of the Rolls-Royce engines mounted had to be inspected. Both incidents involved the engines during climb on takeoff from Auckland, forcing them to turn back. [Full Article...]

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV The video service originally launched in 2006, competing in the crowding streaming video market with other global services like Netflix and YouTube TV, as well as localised services like Stan and Foxtel Now in Australia. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows like Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps , which pales in comparison to the kind... [Full Article...]

AMD Makes a Surprise Appearance: Ryzen Mobile with Qualcomm LTE

AMD Makes a Surprise Appearance: Ryzen Mobile with Qualcomm LTE Following Myserson on stage to put meat on the bones of the announcement, was Asus' Jerry Shen, announcing the Asus NovaGo - an ultraportable 2-in-1 convertible laptop running Windows 10. The NovaGo's screen can't be detached, but it does rotate 360 degrees for tablet mode. HP, Asus and Lenovo are the first companies to make computers that have smartphone features like alway-on connectivity ... [Full Article...]

Capcom Announces 'Mega Man 11,' Coming Late 2018

Capcom Announces 'Mega Man 11,' Coming Late 2018 Other than the Switch ports and Mega Man 11 - the first new game in the series since 2010 - Capcom also announced that it has a collection of all eight Mega Man X titles in the works. It's unclear when they'll hit the console but it should be before Mega Man 11 releases. It's a style that's likely to be divisive among fans, but you can form your own opinions by watching its announcement t... [Full Article...]

Android's Andy Rubin Left Google After Inquiry Found Inappropriate Relationship

Android's Andy Rubin Left Google After Inquiry Found Inappropriate Relationship While Mr. Rubin hasn't commented on the situation, his spokesperson, Mike Sitrick, said that "any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual". Essential founder and CEO Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from his new company for "personal reasons" following a report on the circumstances of his 2014 departure from Google . [Full Article...]

EA on why Battlefront II doesn't have cosmetic monetization

EA on why Battlefront II doesn't have cosmetic monetization Before you accuse EA of making the lootboxes tied to progression in the name of greed, there are a few reports that they initially wanted them to be cosmetic , only for Disney to insist on them being otherwise. We work together very much to understand how those systems work and what they're trying to achieve, how they touch the brand, and how they affect the consumer experience. [Full Article...]

The Substitute Phone May Help to Reduce Smartphone Addiction

The item is not exactly a phone and has the same objective as fidget spinners and cubes-keeping the hands occupied, except that it is created to look and feel like a smartphone. "This calming limitation offers help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms". Klemens claims that it will act as a coping mechanism and will help users to check their phones less. [Full Article...]

Amazon Sumerian Aims to Make VR, AR App Creation a Breeze

Best of all, "Amazon Sumerian doesn't require you to have 3D graphics or programming experience to build rich, interactive VR and AR scenes", Walker wrote. Once users have built an experience in Sumerian, it can run on hardware such as the HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , and iPhone. Storage pricing for Sumerian 3D assets is 6 cents per gigabyte monthly, and the fees for the total volume of traffic gen... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 Update Improves Battery Life Estimates

Google Pixel 2 Update Improves Battery Life Estimates You can view these reworked estimates under the Battery option in Settings on your Pixel or Pixel 2 like usual, and tapping on the battery icon from the Battery page will now show an even more accurate preview of your battery life as the day goes on. [Full Article...]

Apple slash iPhone X shipping dates down to one week

Apple slash iPhone X shipping dates down to one week They are still clinging to the iPhone SE but that will soon turn 2-years old – right on time for an upgrade ? The is primarily targeted at the developing markets such as India. Could we see Face ID , wireless charging, and a lack of the headphone jack on the next iPhone SE? Previous rumors had suggested that the handset would launch this year. [Full Article...]

Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4

Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4 Though Sega did not reveal much in the way of gameplay, we will likely see more news and footage from Valkyria Chronicles 4 in the coming weeks. Just like every other entry in the Chronicles series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in a fictional World War II Europe as you take a band of soldiers across battlefields and into victory. [Full Article...]

Apple delays HomePod smart speaker launch to "early 2018"

Apple delays HomePod smart speaker launch to The HomePod was created to compete with their counterparts like Sonos , Google Home , and Amazon Echo . The launch of the eagerly anticipated Apple HomePod has been delayed until next year. The downside is that during all this time, there are many technological companies that have shown their novelties in the segment of smart loudspeakers. [Full Article...]

OnePlus Security Troubles Mount As Root Access Backdoor Discovered In Preinstalled App

OnePlus Security Troubles Mount As Root Access Backdoor Discovered In Preinstalled App This is not the first time that OnePlus has been accused of compromising privacy of its users. The app can diagnose Global Positioning System, check the root status, perform a series of automated tests, and more. The application in question is EngineerMode , in which its objective is to test Qualcomm processors easily. The inclusion of the app appears to be an oversight on the part of OnePlus... [Full Article...]

There's no "i" in iPhone text messaging; here's what you can do

There's no When someone sends you money, it's automatically and securely kept on your Apple Pay Cash card. You'll need at least $10 loaded into Apple Pay Cash to use it, and you'll need to have two-factor authentication enabled. 'You can also transfer your Apple Pay Cash balance to your bank account'. Since many people don't use iMessage, Microsoft has now released it as a standalone app for iPhone and iPa... [Full Article...]

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition Launches in Canada for $49.99

This version of the Fire TV Stick does not include Amazon's digital brain Alexa because the virtual assistant is not available globally. Previously, Prime Video was limited to smartphones, tablets, the web and smart TVs, but now customers can plug this HDMI dongle into any TV and start streaming. [Full Article...]

IPhone users suffer freakish autocorrect fault - but there is a fix

IPhone users suffer freakish autocorrect fault - but there is a fix The lowercase letter "i" is being replaced by gibberish. Guidance from Apple indicates you should stay where you are unless you are experiencing problems , since the main objective of the iOS 11 .1 update is to fix bugs. Owners of Apple's watchOS, the operating system for its smartwatches, say their devices are crashing when requesting information related to the weather, according to Th... [Full Article...]

Broadcom plans record tech deal with Qualcomm bid

On Nov. 6, Broadcom announced an unsolicited bid to acquire Qualcomm for $70 per share ($60 in cash and $10 in stock) in a deal valued at $130 billion, assuming that Qualcomm's ongoing bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion goes through. [Full Article...]

Mobile reportedly makes Sprint new offer in an effort to save merger

Mobile reportedly makes Sprint new offer in an effort to save merger With merger talk officially through, that means T-Mobile and Sprint will have to revisit their position in a marketplace where Verizon and AT&T dwarf their wireless subscriber totals. Legere conveyed to Mr. Claure that T-Mobile and its parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG , didn't want the deal to fall apart, the report said. [Full Article...]

Broadcom Explores Deal to Acquire Chipmaker Qualcomm

Broadcom Explores Deal to Acquire Chipmaker Qualcomm They closed up 13 percent at $61.81, valuing the company at $91 billion. An offer of $70 a share in cash and stock for the maker of technology for mobile devices could be coming in a matter of days, perhaps as soon as this weekend, the reports said . [Full Article...]

Apple reports earnings after the bell

Apple reports earnings after the bell It's the smallest revenue category for Apple , so it's easier to make big percentage gains in that fashion, but it does point to strength in the company's smaller products. The company sold 46.7m iPhones, beating analysts' estimates of 46.4m, according to FactSet, and generating $28.9bn in revenue, which accounted for more than half of the company's total revenue. [Full Article...]


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