Technology


Samsung removes ability to remap Galaxy S8 Bixby button 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...)
Hydrogen fuel cell cars creeping up on electrics
- April 14, 2017

The Honda Clarity has always been a fuel-cell auto, but the name is now for a series of green cars that includes the just-unveiled Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models. The Fuel Cell Clarity, which creates electricity via a chemical reaction between hydrogen and water, offers a very impressive 366-mile range. The Japanese automaker sold a dedicated hybrid in the form of its first- and second-generation Insight cars. (more...)
Microsoft's May Event Could Focus on Windows 10 Cloud Microsoft's May Event Could Focus on Windows 10 Cloud
- April 13, 2017

It's little surprise that Microsoft has frequently updated and advanced its cloud capabilities as the infrastructure is easier to update and deploy new features when compared to traditional on-premises software. Microsoft is able to do this by only allowing it to run Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps which can only be downloaded from the Windows Store, according to BGR . (more...)
Sadio Mane tells Liverpool fans he'll return 'even better than before' Sadio Mane tells Liverpool fans he'll return 'even better than before'
- April 13, 2017

Mane opened the scoring early on in the clash with Liverpool's city rivals but limped off the field 12 minutes into the second half following a challenge by Everton full-back Leighton Baines . The Senegal international's damaged meniscus will be operated upon in London on Tuesday as he aims to be in contention for Liverpool's pre-season campaign. (more...)
IPhone 8 Delayed Due To 3D Sensor Tech Issues
- April 13, 2017

A new research note now says that one of the key iPhone 8 features that won't be seen on any of the phone's biggest rivals may actually be the reason Apple and its partners are having so much trouble setting up production. That would easily make it the costliest iPhone to date. Different models being passed around the company that incorporates some iPhone 8 variant with an LCD, while others utilize an AMOLED board, others incorporate a Home Button, while some have discarded the button ... (more...)
Nvidia Titan Xp is the new-new king of graphics cards Nvidia Titan Xp is the new-new king of graphics cards
- April 09, 2017

To that end, the Titan Xp is also compatible with Macs, which often find their way into the studios of professionals with enormous processing demands. It also has much faster memory than the Quadro, bumping up from the 10GHz of last year's Titan to 11.4Ghz. The objective of a card like this is simple: At $1,200, it isn't meant to represent a particularly great deal; it's meant to serve as a halo product for those particularly discerning and well-heeled customers who want something just a ... (more...)
Taser changes name in shift to software, police services Taser changes name in shift to software, police services
- April 06, 2017

He's convinced it'll be worth it. A recent survey conducted by the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs' Association found that 95% of police departments were either using or planned to use body cameras, while only 18% of those surveyed said they now had cameras that were "fully operational". (more...)
Second suspect in sex assault of Chicago teen arrested Second suspect in sex assault of Chicago teen arrested
- April 06, 2017

But they have said that, besides the cellphone camera that recorded the incident and streamed it live on Facebook, others at the scene also recorded the sexual assault. The 15-year-old boy's lawyer, assistant public defender Liliana Dago, questioned that prosecutors had proven probable cause, particularly on the child pornography charges. (more...)
Microsoft Offers Early Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Option Microsoft Offers Early Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Option
- April 04, 2017

The Creators Update will also bring new security updates, including a Windows Defender Security Center and screen time controls for parents whose kids play Xbox One. Looking ahead, Mehdi said that creativity will continue to be a focus for Windows upgrades, which Microsoft is now doing with smaller and more regular updates rather than large releases every couple of years. (more...)
Twitter will no longer count usernames against a tweet's 140-character limit Twitter will no longer count usernames against a tweet's 140-character limit
- March 31, 2017

And clicking on "Replying to." gives the Twitter user a way to control who is part of a Twitter chat. The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer, a longtime Twitter critic, seemed to buck the backlash with a tweet declaring Twitter's user base "the only group of people more intransigent and preening than the Freedom caucus". (more...)
Miyazaki Offers Comment About Dark Souls 4 Miyazaki Offers Comment About Dark Souls 4
- March 30, 2017

Early on, this subversion is most apparent when players are asked to jump from heights that would be fatal in the base game. The Ringed City also includes new locations to explore in solo play and new PvP maps for online playing, with a refurbished matchmaking system. (more...)
10.5-Inch iPad Pro 2 Enters Limited Production For April 4 Launch
- March 29, 2017

Fortunately, all evidence points towards the tablet's debut at Apple Park this April. The 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be the lineup's first serious overhaul since the original 12.5 inch device was launched. By the second half of this year, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be about 1.3-1.5 years old, this timeframe suggests that the company has no plan of iterating the 9.7-inch iPad Pro to the next generation. (more...)
Nintendo Announced Super Mario for Android Nintendo Announced Super Mario for Android
- March 27, 2017

Back in December, " Super Mario Run " was downloaded 40 million times in its first four days. Super Mario Run is a traditional pay-once-and-it's-yours type of game. It's nice to hear that they won't be swayed in their plans by the lure of dollar signs, but it's also hard to know what lesson they'll take away from Mario Run , since they're not about to stop caring about profits altogether, either. (more...)
Google's Ad Issues In The UK Will Result In More Staff Hires Google's Ad Issues In The UK Will Result In More Staff Hires
- March 26, 2017

This week, Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research was the first analyst to downgrade Google because of the dustup. The YouTube boycott began late last week after an investigation by The Times in London revealed the ads of major brands were appearing in videos delving into contentious themes. (more...)
Disney boss talks 'Star Wars,' details of Han Solo film Disney boss talks 'Star Wars,' details of Han Solo film
- March 25, 2017

After the tragic passing of actress Carrie Fisher late past year, Star Wars fans began to wonder how the character of General Leia would be handled in future film installments. Now, it appears that Han Solo isn't really the given name of the space pirate we've all come to know and love. Iger also said the film will show fans how Han Solo "got his name ". (more...)