Hi-Tech


UK VR firm raises $500m UK VR firm raises $500m
- May 13, 2017

Narula says in a statement on Friday announcing the investment: "We believe that the next major phase in computing will be the emergence of large-scale virtual worlds which enrich human experience and change how we understand the real world". (more...)
OnePlus 5: Complete with price and specifications OnePlus 5: Complete with price and specifications
- May 06, 2017

OnePlus 5 Specifications Leaked: The most awaited flagship is just going to get better with the specifications that we have seen in the retail site. The front of the phone will retain the fingerprint sensor, just as in OnePlus 3T. After thousands of rumors and leaks about the launched of the most-awaited OnePlue 5 device this year, the company's CEO posted a teaser image with a " big surprise " caption on the firm's Weibo account. (more...)
New DotA2 Battle Pass Adds Game's First Co-Op Campaign New DotA2 Battle Pass Adds Game's First Co-Op Campaign
- May 06, 2017

Siltbreaker offers a new in-game currency: Campaign XP. The missions are part of a campaign called Siltbreaker , which is broken into two acts and will be released separately this year. The pass also gets some other bonuses, including Team Quests, Battle Point Tributes that let you put bonus tokens on your teammates' wagers, access to DotA trivia while you wait in queue, and many more. (more...)
The Division's free weekend starts today
- May 04, 2017

With it being over a year since the game was released, we've seen three major expansions released that all added new achievements and plenty of additional playing time. Activated as a last resort after NY is devastated by a mysterious new disease, you'll battle alongside other players in a fight to take back the streets from criminals, mercenaries, and flamethrower-wielding creeps called Cleaners. (more...)
Microsoft's quarterly Surface sales sink Microsoft's quarterly Surface sales sink
- April 29, 2017

However, the organic revenue growth ( revenue excluding LinkedIn top line) was tepid at 2.8%. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, declined to disclose revenue from Google Cloud, but CFO Ruth Porat described the business as a major growth engine and "one of the fastest-growing businesses across Alphabet", during the earnings call. (more...)
Facebook's Instagram Now Boasts 700 Million Users Facebook's Instagram Now Boasts 700 Million Users
- April 28, 2017

The network attributes its accelerated growth to global expansion, along with the success of new features like Stories, live video, and disappearing messages in Direct. The photo-sharing service reached 300 million and 400 million users in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Instagram Stories were initially inspired by Snapchat's own Snapchat Stories and many industry analysts praised the California-based firm for the aforementioned achievement, claiming that Instagram beat Snapchat at its own game. (more...)
Get aboard your drone - DJI unveils its own FPV goggles Get aboard your drone - DJI unveils its own FPV goggles
- April 28, 2017

The DJI Spark drone will be more affordable as compared to the Mavic Pro which already does a good job of bringing down the price point for DJI's customers. The headset includes an HDMI port, allowing them to double as a headset for watching movies or playing video games, as well as a microSD slot that allows users to review any footage they may have captured. (more...)
Samsung Announces Wemogee, A Chat App For People With Language Disorders Samsung Announces Wemogee, A Chat App For People With Language Disorders
- April 27, 2017

The App replaces text phrases with emoji combinations and can be used as a messaging app or in face-to-face interactions. Aphasia is a condition where the brain is injured and it causes the regions responsible for language understanding or speaking to not work properly. (more...)
The New YI Halo VR Camera Introduced by Google The New YI Halo VR Camera Introduced by Google
- April 26, 2017

Based on the Yi 4K Action Camera , and using the Sony IMX377 sensor, the Halo houses 17 individual cameras which the company says are clock-synchronized to "work as one". The YI HALO will be out in summer. This camera setup is capable of shooting 8K stereoscopic video at 30 frames per second (fps) or 5.8K at 60 frames per second. (more...)
Now, BSNL offers 3GB data per day in new plans Now, BSNL offers 3GB data per day in new plans
- April 25, 2017

The third and most expensive plan amongst the three is called Nehle pe Dahla and is priced at Rs 395. The bundled calls to BSNL numbers are capped at 3,000 minutes and calls to other networks are restricted to 1,800 minutes in the validity period, and charges will be levied after the bundled minutes are exhausted. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay due to screen issues Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay due to screen issues
- April 25, 2017

Apple is set to launch an anniversary edition iPhone alongside the iterative updates this September. Apple is also rumored to be adding wireless charging and a front-facing camera with Kinect-like abilities to track motion in 3D. Twitter user Benjamin Geskin shared what appears to be the live images of a dummy iPhone 8 , which he claims is a CNC (computer numerical control) model. (more...)
Samsung Will Fix Galaxy S8's Red Display Problem
- April 23, 2017

Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S8 smartphone is displayed at a Seoul-based retail shop in this photo taken on April 21, 2017. The South Korean giant launched Milk Music back in 2014 for Galaxy owners in the USA, but the service failed to compete and ended up being shut down in 2016. (more...)
Google Home now supports multiple users Google Home now supports multiple users
- April 22, 2017

We asked Google how confident it was in its ability to distinguish users only by voice: "We've worked hard to make the Assistant work well for you and we're excited for users to start hearing their music , news and more ". Users simply say "OK Google" and "Hey Google " two times each, which are then analyzed by a neural network that is created to recognize certain characteristics of a person's voice. (more...)
Hear Justin Bieber sing in Spanish on hit Latin remix Hear Justin Bieber sing in Spanish on hit Latin remix
- April 20, 2017

Although the songwriter has previously collaborated with J. Balvin for a billingual version of his song "Sorry", this is the first time the star has sung in Spanish. Along with Bieber , the record which is guaranteed to become the song of the summer also features Daddy Yankee . This anthem has sat atop YouTube's Global Chart at #1 for 8 weeks and counting and #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart for 10 straight weeks. (more...)
Samsung removes ability to remap Galaxy S8 Bixby button
- April 19, 2017

The midnight black Galaxy S8 I tested was slippery to hold, similar to Apple's glossy black iPhone 7. The right hole is the one with the outline of the tray around it - the other has no outline. For example, I scanned a particular pair of wireless headphones, expecting to see results for that product, and instead got very general listings for headphones - even some with wires. (more...)
Coachella man arrested for stealing more than 100 phones
- April 18, 2017

Several people noticed their phones were missing during the festivities and activated the Find My Phone app, which led the victims to Henao, according to Indio police . Henao was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Center in Banning on suspicion of grand theft and receiving stolen property. Everyone waves their phone around at Coachella because everyone needs to Instagram the experience (also, it's 2017), which makes attendees a prime target for pickpocketing. (more...)
Nokia 6 now receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
- April 18, 2017

The software update also improves the power saving and background management capabilities of the Nokia 6. If you own a Nokia 6 device, you are sure to get its pop up on your device soon. The new update was spotted on Twitter by The Android Soul with the new build number 00CN_3_170 . The update comes with Google's April security patch fixes. (more...)
Google Reaches Deal With Russia Over Android Google Reaches Deal With Russia Over Android
- April 18, 2017

Google "will be obliged not to restrict pre-installation of any competing search engines and applications" on its Android operating system in Russian Federation, the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said on its website on Monday. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine. This included the exclusivity and priority placement of Google apps as well as the provisions limiting installation of other developers' apps and ... (more...)
New York City forces Uber to add tipping option to its app New York City forces Uber to add tipping option to its app
- April 18, 2017

The petition said drivers were losing out on cash because riders can't leave an extra tip within the app. Jim Conigliaro, the drivers guild's founder, said on a call with reporters that the group is also interested in regulations that would require Uber to pay a living wage or cap the number of Uber drivers in NY so that those on the roads will have an easier time making a living. (more...)
YouTube Has A New Dark Mode: Here's How To Get It YouTube Has A New Dark Mode: Here's How To Get It
- April 15, 2017

YouTube has reportedly introduced a secret dark mode, which can be activated in Chrome relatively easily by making a few changes to your Chrome browser. It's essentially a light switch; flip the toggle and the site converts to a dark background on white text. You can now toggle it on or off depending on your liking and you're good to go. (more...)