Technology


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday
- April 21, 2016

Eight of the 10 sectors on the S&P 500 closed higher, with materials rallying 2.1% as prices for metals including gold, silver and copper climbed amid a weaker United States dollar against currencies from commodity producing countries. Asian stock markets are mostly higher, led by a rally in Japan , as investors were encouraged by W... But the mood in stock markets has seen a longer-term improvement, at least since late February. (more...)
Insomniac Games to release a trio of VR games in 2016 Insomniac Games to release a trio of VR games in 2016
- April 19, 2016

The Unspoken takes the form of a VR game set in Chicago's occult underground, and Insomniac has released a new teaser trailer to accompany the announcement providing a look at what you can expect from the new game and its storyline. What are your thoughts on Feral Rites? The Unspoken releases in November of 2016, and will also be available for preview at E3. Insomniac Games' Edge of Nowhere will hit the Oculus Store on June 6. (more...)
Google Android N to support Virtual Reality Google Android N to support Virtual Reality
- April 19, 2016

Like the Android case, it could lead to a fine of up to $7.4 billion or 10 percent of Google's 2015 revenue, and force it to change its business practices. The Commission's chief, Margrethe Vestager , spoke at a conference in the Netherlands, and said the Commission is taking a close look at Google's contract with manufacturers and operators. (more...)
Hacker Finds A Way To Play Oculus Rift Games On HTC Vive Hacker Finds A Way To Play Oculus Rift Games On HTC Vive
- April 17, 2016

He also mentioned that only two games/demos have been tested and are supported, both of which require the use of an Xbox controller. If you see this message, try checking "Unknown Sources" in your Oculus settings and then restart your computer. (more...)
If You Love The Nexus 6P, You Will Want The Nexus 7P If You Love The Nexus 6P, You Will Want The Nexus 7P
- April 17, 2016

The highly rumored update for the Nexus 7 2013 version tablet , Google Nexus 7 2016, is now on its way to be unveiled, and according to recent reports, there is a good chance that Google might finally pull the veil off its device, which is expected to happen during the company's I/O Developers Conference in May 2016. (more...)
HTC 10 Lifestyle Confirmed For India
- April 15, 2016

The HTC 10 will be made available across a variety of carriers in the United States with pre-orders kicking off today and shipments will start going out in early May. If it's a weaker variant of the flagship, the Lifestyle version could be powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor, which is coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU. (more...)
Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data
- April 15, 2016

Microsoft has filed the lawsuit in federal court in the Western District of Washington. There has been no comment on this yet from the U.S. Department of Justice. Government search warrants are subject to secrecy orders that mean Microsoft can not tell customers about the requests for a set period of time, or sometimes forever. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation paid Federal Bureau of Investigation paid "grey hats" for zero-day exploit that unlocked seized iPhone
- April 14, 2016

The FBI is examining the device, but officials have not revealed whether any useful information has been recovered, and they have not said whether they will share with Apple the method they used to break into the phone. Keeping the software vulnerable is how they stay in business, the report notes. "That's for a good reason. If you had to pick the economy and the government that is most dependent on a digital infrastructure, that would be the United States". (more...)
Cellebrite Textalyzer Could Spell the End of Texting and Driving Cellebrite Textalyzer Could Spell the End of Texting and Driving
- April 14, 2016

New York State lawmakers are rushing to pass legislation to allow its police forces to start using road side textalysers in a bid to cut down on distracted driving. Terrance Murphy , told the New York Post that the legislation is aimed keeping driver's safe. One of the biggest reasons for the push behind autonomous driving technology is to protect us from clueless clods who aren't paying attention to driving while behind the wheel. (more...)
Former Rockstar North President Sues For $150M Former Rockstar North President Sues For $150M
- April 13, 2016

In other words, it's very messy, and may end up resting on the specific wordings of various contracts, royalty plans, and internal Rockstar corporate rules. According to a line from the lawsuit (per GameSpot ), "As Sam Houser himself recognized, the Houser brothers were incapable of completing large and complex games without Mr. (more...)
Verizon Landline Phone and Cable Workers Threaten Strike
- April 13, 2016

Verizon also proposed that workers should work two months away from home but even this was rejected by the unions. "We've tried to work with union leaders to reach a deal", said Marc Reed, Verizon's chief administrative officer. The unions say that negotiations have stalled as the company seeks concessions at the bargaining table. "We do not take strike threats lightly", Bob Mudge, president of Verizon's wireline network operations, says. (more...)
Feds demand Apple's help in unlocking Brooklyn drug dealer's iPhone
- April 13, 2016

The iPhone 5S in NY belonged to a drug dealer who has pleaded guilty to intending to distribute methamphetamines. As federal authorities seek a legal remedy to this standoff, law enforcement officials across the country have disclosed that they possess numerous cellphones that investigators have been unable to access due to encryption security protections. (more...)
Facebook unveils 360-degree camera Facebook unveils 360-degree camera
- April 13, 2016

Facebook is hoping that giving away plans for this camera will fast-track the development of 360-degree videos, meaning more immersive content for both News Feed and virtual reality videos for Oculus Rift . According to Cabral, stitching the images seamlessly was one the most hard problems in designing Facebook Surround 360, and he said that it could not have been solved as recently as five years ago. (more...)
Work Zone Awareness Week aims to prevent accidents Work Zone Awareness Week aims to prevent accidents
- April 13, 2016

The Ohio Highway Patrol promised extra attention to traffic violations in construction zones this year during a news conference today at which commanders ceremonially presented folded American flags to relatives of three highway workers killed in recent crashes. (more...)
Mercedes hit and run case: Minor culprit's father held Mercedes hit and run case: Minor culprit's father held
- April 12, 2016

Aggarwal was arrested under section 304 (abetting the crime of culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC as the investigators found that he, despite knowing the fact that his minor son had caused a road accident earlier, gave the vehicle's key to him. (more...)
Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 276000 Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 276000
- April 11, 2016

PARIS , April 5 French Energy Minister Segolene Royal has suggested to Tesla founder Elon Musk that he builds an electric auto factory on the site of France's oldest nuclear reactor after it closes at the end of the year, AFP reported on Tuesday. (more...)
Tesla's Model S will reportedly see design tweaks - and a price bump
- April 11, 2016

Even before Elon Musk unveiled the vehicle last Thursday, eager fans had lined up in front of Tesla stores to pre-order Model 3 . Tesla has expanded its Fremont plant significantly to prepare for the Model X and Model 3 , Kallo said . (more...)
Obama says Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy
- April 10, 2016

Tao Wenzhao, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Science, said: "The number of nuclear power plants under construction in China is larger than tthe rest of the world combined". The Latest on President Barack Obama's remarks at a press conference Friday at the conclusion of a nuclear security summit. Fatemi also elaborated on his point by stating that Pakistan was complying with the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ). (more...)
BlackBerry Priv Spotted With Android 6.0 Marshmallow In The Wild BlackBerry Priv Spotted With Android 6.0 Marshmallow In The Wild
- April 09, 2016

The price of the Priv in BlackBerry's home country Canada remains unchanged. The BlackBerry Priv sold a measly 600,000 units since its launch last November, far below the original forecast of 850,000. If you're still unaware of what ANdroid Marshmallow brings then you should know that among the many features, Android 6 prompts you for permissions whenever an app tries to access a new permission. (more...)
Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 325000 Orders for lower-price Tesla reach 325000
- April 08, 2016

But Tesla's deposits are all fully refundable until the final sale of the auto, as opposed to final sales for products like the iPhone. On Thursday last week the highly anticipated new model from the stable was launched in Los Angeles. today, while General Motors has fallen 1.5% to $29.48. While it may not be the conventional set-up everyone is accustomed to, Tesla did offer some explanations as to why they designed the Model 3's dashboard that way. (more...)

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