Sci-tech

by | October 13, 2017 | 20:05

Samsung Electronics Co chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun yesterday resigned, saying that the South Korean tech giant was facing an "unprecedented crisis", even as it expected profits to hit an all-time high in the third quarter. However, in a sign of good news for the company, its estimated operating profits for the third quarter of 14.5 trillion won (US$12.8 billion) marked a record for quarterly profit, almost tripling the 5.2 trillion won earned a year earlier.

by | October 13, 2017 | 19:47

Google is now in the midst of cooperating with operators and manufacturers to make video calling a reality on a wide range of Android devices over time. We're working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time. In other cases, including if only one person is on ViLTE, Google Duo is used to connect the video call to other Google Duo users.

by | October 13, 2017 | 19:24

Sandberg says Facebook started looking into Russian ads around election day as reports of Russian attempts to influence the election intensified. Sandberg added that when official the investigation is complete, Facebook would release the information to the public and explain further about how it happened.

by | October 13, 2017 | 18:33

After unveiling a new " Mobile Without Borders " deal in 2015 to all ONE and ONE Plus customers, you've been able to enjoy that oh so sweet LTE data overseas in Mexico and Canada. However, when you get billed again, it'll go back up to 5GB. The mobile carrier has announced that you can now call anywhere in the US, Canada and Mexico and you will not be charged any extra, the calls will be part of your plan.

by | October 13, 2017 | 16:04

Both Nubia Z17s and Z17 miniS runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Nubia UI 5.1 on-top. Nubia Z17S is a quad-camera smartphone . The front camera is 16MP + 5MP. Coming to the camera department, the Nubia Z17 miniS features a dual camera setup at both the front and the back. It will go on sale in China from 19 October.

by | October 13, 2017 | 15:52

Now, Huawei is no stranger to rebranding old models and that's precisely what is happening here. The handset gets a number of upgrades over the Huawei Honor 6C that launched earlier in the year. It features a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display in a unibody form factor. On the storage front, the Honor 6C Pro ships with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

by | October 13, 2017 | 15:22

Samsung recently appointed a new executive for the development of its voice assistant Bixby in a move to enhance the performance of the assistant which is facing a lackluster response from the market. Now the Korea Herald reports Samsung is set to release version 2.0 of Bixby , with significantly improved features. Not a lot is known about Bixby 2 .0 as of the moment, although it's being said that Samsung's take two on a virtual assistant would allow for integration with ...

by | October 13, 2017 | 11:19

Today the new app is finally rolling out to the general users while last week Microsoft did update the app only for the beta testers. Search the web or your files, apps, docs, messages and web results using Microsoft Launcher's universal search bar.

by | October 13, 2017 | 09:20

The Star Wars Battlefront II beta offered no other way to progress in multiplayer aside from loot boxes. We recently discussed how Battlefront II's microtransactions work and why they are a big problem , but developer DICE has now spoken out to try to assuage fears that the game will be pay-to-win.

by | October 13, 2017 | 05:25

The Other Bets segment is involved in the sales of Internet and television services through Google Fiber, sales of Nest products and services, and licensing and research and development (R&D) services through Verily. Their activity in GOOGL in recent trading has also spurred interest in the stock. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business.

by | October 13, 2017 | 04:55

Sebastian must rescue Lily before everything falls apart and they are both lost in STEM. STEM is a world that can be broken by only a few individuals. According to Bethesda , this will be a story about redemption - Sebastian's chance to win back not only his former life, but his daughter as well.

by | October 13, 2017 | 00:50

Russia's far-ranging campaign to promote dissension in the United States reportedly included an effort to weaponize Pokémon Go . Once the players caught a Pokemon, they were told to change its name to someone who had been a victim of police brutality.

by | October 13, 2017 | 00:25

This is significant because ESRB guidelines state any game with "real gambling " - that is, any wagering with real-life cash - is automatically rated AO (Adults Only). But it seems that ESRB only counts it as gambling if the players have a chance of not getting anything from the loot box . YouTube personality John Bain, aka Total Biscuit, warned that the upcoming Star Wars Battlefield II game allows real money gambling for loot boxes - but will be released with a Teen rating.

by | October 12, 2017 | 21:11

While Chrome and Firefox users were asked to click on such links to update their browsers with the latest fixes, Microsoft Edge users were offered an update to the Adobe Flash Player. A cybersecurity firm confirmed Pornhub was affected by a malicious software (malware) for more than a year and may have affected millions of the adult website's subscribers.

by | October 12, 2017 | 16:08

India had last qualified to the AFC Asian Cup in Doha in 2011. This is the first of the three reverse fixtures that India play in the third round but a win would seal India's qualification for the showpiece event. It would be the last of his 102 worldwide caps for India, though a near-full strength Bayern Munich team gave him a testimonial game 12 months later in New Delhi .

by | October 12, 2017 | 15:53

A new report from the Investor claims that Apple has chosen LG to manufacture future foldable displays for them. Whatsmore, the sister company LG Innotek is working to create a rigid flexible circuit board for the future smartphone, the report says.

by | October 12, 2017 | 15:50

Overall, she sees it as a positive for parents and teens. On top of the usual perks of a Prime membership - including free two-day shipping and access to Prime Video's streamable movies and TV shows - the company says Prime Students will get access to special deals, or " coupons ", through their subscription.

by | October 12, 2017 | 15:03

When Porsche decided it was going to go ahead with its Mission E concept for 2019, it also made the bold claim that it would develop a charging system that could juice up the auto with an 80-percent charge in just 15 minutes. Porsche say if this vehicle had been built, it would be able to get from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds - which is faster than the current Cayman S production model - and have a range of 124 miles.

by | October 12, 2017 | 14:40

With ViLTE (Video Over LTE), users can immediately switch to Video call even while in between a normal voice call. Starting today, on certain Android handsets, a trio of apps will allow users to make video calls using Duo. As the flagship devices from the creator of the platform we know and love, the new Google phones are highly anticipated products. What does that mean for Android users? If the carrier or phone does not support ViLTE, the calls will be routed via Duo App itself.

by | October 12, 2017 | 13:40

Now, it looks like Nokia has finalised the design of it's upcoming high-end smartphone, the long-rumoured Nokia 9. These renders of Nokia 9 have been leaked by OnLeaks in collaboration with CompareRaja . The other thing to take from these renders is the apparent removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, something that Google has recently done with the Pixel 2 smartphones.

by | October 12, 2017 | 12:37

After a short privacy scare over the weekend that involved Google Home Mini and its top touch area functioning improperly, Google has gone ahead and permanently killed the feature. Google had seemingly hoped to return the top button functionality to the Home Mini at a later date, but now the company seems to have given up on that - either because it couldn't figure out a way to do it, or simply out of an abundance of caution.

by | October 12, 2017 | 12:26

Today, the idea of merging the various digital movie collections owned by many consumers will become a reality with the expansion of the Disney Movies Anywhere app and website to include nearly every major film studio in Hollywood. Disney Movies Anywhere launched in 2014 as the first major stab at an exclusive streaming service for Disney. Unfortunately, last month Disney announced that they are pulling support for Microsoft's Movies & TV platform from Movies Anywhere .

by | October 12, 2017 | 12:12

The Kindle Oasis features a 7-inch, 300 PPI display and fits over 30 percent more words to the screen, which means users have to turn fewer pages. The second generation Kindle Oasis also acknowledges consumer love for physical books in its design, which Amazon says has been ergonomically developed to feel like the spine of a book when resting in the hand.

by | October 12, 2017 | 11:04

Other than the date, the teaser only contains the word "Watch". Though were placing our bets on a smartphone since the device shown in the picture looks too small to be a tablet. That rumour was confirmed last month and now it appears that Razer is getting ready to unveil the mystery device to the public. At the time, Razer kept quiet on what they had planned to do with the acquisition, but given Razer's heritage, it was nearly certain that they would somehow end up creating some sort of ...

by | October 12, 2017 | 07:48

Specific dates weren't announced but EA said they'll be rolled out between now and December-the end of it, I'm guessing-and that the Battlefront 2 trial will be available before its release on November 17. Star Wars Battlefront II - Play a part in a gaming experience inspired by forty years of timeless Star Wars™ films: dominate in rich multiplayer battles across all three eras (prequel, classic and new trilogy) or rise as a new hero and discover an emotionally gripping single-player ...