Technology


Player Mugged While Live Streaming Pokemon Go Player Mugged While Live Streaming Pokemon Go
- September 21, 2016

The robber stole Yaneza's phone and some other possessions and then fled, with the phone recording for some time as he ran away. Rickeybot has streamed from Central Park - at night - repeatedly over the last week, and advertised his streams beforehand via Twitter . (more...)
Be Quick And Get Battlefield 4 Expansions For Free! Be Quick And Get Battlefield 4 Expansions For Free!
- September 17, 2016

As is the 62.2 million kills whilst on horseback featured in the Battlefield 1 beta info-graphic. I didn't get to play the Battlefield 1 beta, for reasons that largely involve me not really wanting to play the Battlefield 1 beta. (more...)
SwiftKey releases the first ever Neural Network keyboard for Android SwiftKey releases the first ever Neural Network keyboard for Android
- September 17, 2016

To oversimplify, the difference is that SwiftKey now looks at more than just the previous two words in your sentence - and better understands the entire context of what you're typing. "Having previously seen the phrase "Let's meet at the airport", the technology is able to infer that "office" or "hotel" are similar words which could also be appropriate predictions in place of "airport", it explained". (more...)
Thailand pricing of Apple Watch 2 and AirPods announced Thailand pricing of Apple Watch 2 and AirPods announced
- September 13, 2016

Videos of swimmers completely submerging their Apple Watches abounded in the presentation, along with a presentation on how Apple engineers repositioned the speaker on the Series 2 to push water out after it's been dunked in water. In direct competition with the latest Apple smartwatch is the Samsung Gear S3. The company also unveiled a special Nike (NKE) edition of the smartwatch geared toward running enthusiasts. (more...)
Titanfall: Frontline Wins Unexpected Game Announcement of the Day Titanfall: Frontline Wins Unexpected Game Announcement of the Day
- September 13, 2016

Titanfall Frontline promise to offer hundreds of Pilot, Titan, and Burn cards that can be combined in any number of ways in order to improve the effectiveness of your team. Titanfall: Frontline , geared for mobile platforms, even seems to have the two-copies-per-deck max on each individual card, as well as the accumulation of points per turn ("Seiks" instead of "mana crystals") to summon forth increasingly more powerful units and Burn Cards. (more...)
4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage 4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage
- September 13, 2016

The DVR offers 3TB of onboard storage as well as a total of 6 tuners as compared to the older model, so you're getting more bang for the buck, and certainly a lot more use out of this DVR. TiVo also made a point to mention that its device can be used as a Plex client - something that could appeal also to the cord cutting community, who often use the media server software Plex to watch content from their own home libraries. (more...)
NC Dad Charged For Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter, Killing Her NC Dad Charged For Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter, Killing Her
- September 13, 2016

Ashley said it had been a nightmare trying to get her daughter back, and never in her wildest dreams did she believe that her child was ever in danger. "She would jump in his lap and smile and laugh and be so happy when he was holding her". A 36 year olkd man was arrested in connection with a Blue Ridge Parkway murder investigation, which began on Friday evening, an FBI spokesperson said. (more...)
Intel aquires computer vision startup Movidius Intel aquires computer vision startup Movidius
- September 07, 2016

Their Myriad 2 family of Vision Processor Units are now being utilized by Lenovo for its next-generation virtual reality products. Google's Project Tango 3D-sensor tech and China's DJI leverage its technologies. In the company's own blog post, Senior Vice President of New Technologies Group, Josh Walden, stated the acquisition granted Intel with "low-power, high-performance SoC [System on Chip] platforms" that would help to accelerate its computer vision services. (more...)
What is an Invest? Tropical terms explained
- August 28, 2016

As a note, the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Gaston . There are also the questions of what wind sheer, which has already hampered development of the storm, will do to the system in the coming days. (more...)
Facebook reduces role of human editors in 'trending topics'
- August 27, 2016

These changes mean that we no longer need to do things like write topic descriptions and short story summaries, since we're relying on an algorithm to pull excerpts directly from news stories. A Gizmodo article claimed the freelance editors responsible for picking the news and writing headlines were favoring liberal topics over conservative ones. (more...)
Pinterest scoops up Instapaper Pinterest scoops up Instapaper
- August 24, 2016

Instapaper was launched in 2008 by Tumblr co-founder Marco Arment, who later sold a majority stake in the company to Betaworks in 2013. "Instapaper provides a compelling source for news-based content, and we're excited to take those learnings to Pinterest's discovery products", Instapaper said in a blog post . (more...)
Hyundai hikes price of its cars across its entire range Hyundai hikes price of its cars across its entire range
- August 09, 2016

The Hyundai also says that rising input costs, costs of raw materials and differences in foreign exchange with the rupee going down against the dollar are the causes of the price rise. With more than 125,000 happy customers worldwide within a year of its launch, the company aims to serve more consumers through the new variants. The Anniversary Edition petrol is priced Rs 12.24 lakh and the diesel is priced Rs 13.77 lakh. (more...)
Instagram Stories debuts, is a lot like Snapchat
- August 06, 2016

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has added a new feature called Stories , bringing it into direct competition with social media rival Snapchat . It took them a while, but it seems that finally Instagram is acknowledging that Snapchat is a pretty huge threat to them. Then, simply take a photo or record a video by holding down the shutter button (just like Snapchat ). (more...)
Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks with Iris Scanner Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks with Iris Scanner
- August 05, 2016

Users also can expand storage up to 256GB through microSD card use the same slot for the SIM-card just like they had done on the Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy Note 7 is 7.9 mm thin. The Galaxy Note lineup from Samsung is no longer the unique flagship it used to be. Samsung is also releasing an updated virtual-reality headset - with a dedicated home button, a wider field of view and a black interior to improve viewing. (more...)
Toya Wright My Brothers Were Killed Toya Wright My Brothers Were Killed
- August 02, 2016

Both men had multiple gunshots and were pronounced dead at the scene. See I guess I really never knew, how proud I made you. Toya Wright also a musician, author and boutique owner. Memphitz, according to Madame Noire . Both Josh and Rudy Johnson in their sister's reality show in 2011. Toya's friend and co-star shared a noted on Instagram and paid her condolences after hearing of the deaths. (more...)
Padres, Braves swap Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera Padres, Braves swap Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera
- August 02, 2016

Kemp will bring a right-handed power bat that the Braves are so sorely lacking on their team. The Braves also received a reported $10.5 million from San Diego in the trade to help offset Kemp's salary. Inciarte has made nine starts in left field, but primarily plays center. Olivera has a $4 million salary this year and is owed $6 million next year, $6.5 million in 2018, $7.5 million in 2019 and $8.5 million in 2020. (more...)
Maryland Flooding Claims 2 Lives, Strands Scores, Damages Buildings
- August 02, 2016

Ellicott City was established in 1772 as a mill town along the Patapsco, and many 18th- and 19th-century buildings were still intact before Saturday's floods. Over 160 mm of rain in two hours simply overpowered the rivers and drainage systems, which flow under and around Ellicott City on route to the Patapsco River . (more...)
New York Governor issues ban on sex offenders playing Pokemon Go New York Governor issues ban on sex offenders playing Pokemon Go
- August 02, 2016

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services will provide Niantic Inc., creator of Pokemon Go , with the state's sex offender registry and ask the company to ban them from using the app. State senator Jeffrey Klein added, "While children believe they are out to catch a Pokémon, what might really be lurking could be a predator instead of a Pikachu". (more...)
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann streams Facebook Live video from Parliament, draws flak AAP MP Bhagwant Mann streams Facebook Live video from Parliament, draws flak
- July 23, 2016

He was quoted by the media as saying: "I did it unknowingly and have written an apology letter to the Lok Sabha speaker". Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said what Bhagwant Mann did in Parliament, for which he has tendered an unconditional apology , has only "vindicated and validated" the public perception about him and his party that they are not "fit" to hold positions they have occupied. (more...)
Four ex-Barclays employees jailed in Libor case Four ex-Barclays employees jailed in Libor case
- July 08, 2016

The former senior dollar Libor submitter and head dollar cash trader pleaded guilty in October 2014 and did not stand trial. An SFO spokesman noted the judge's comment that the convicted men had shown "an absence of integrity". Libor manipulation instances emerged almost four years ago and Barclays itself had to pay 290 million pounds in fines in relation to the scandal. The sentence was cut to 11 years on appeal and Hayes continues to plan to appeal. (more...)