Electronics

Konami published Metal Gear Survive Launch Trailer

Konami published Metal Gear Survive Launch Trailer Another open beta kicks off today on PS4, Xbox One , and PC via Steam , and will run until Sunday, February 18. One reason why Metal Gear Survive has been criticized is due to its heavy use of microtransactions , with some costing as much as $50 at launch. [Full Article...]

Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply

Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply Usually the firm would leave such a task in the hands of the firms that make the batteries for its iPhones, iPad and iMacs, but it seems that Apple has deemed sourcing this material is too big a job to not do itself. South Korea's top oil refiner, SK Innovation Co., agreed to a deal this week of $3.9 billion with Australian Mines Ltd. BMW is also close to securing a 10-year supply deal. [Full Article...]

Sony Announces Limited Time Sale on PlayStation VR Headsets & Bundles

Sony Announces Limited Time Sale on PlayStation VR Headsets & Bundles The $200 gets you only the PSVR headset, so you'll still need the PlayStation Camera . The promotion will be available at retailers including GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target in the U.S. The package has a sticker price of $299.99 when what's inside is basically similar with that of the Gran Turismo bundle. The default standalone package includes the headset along with a processor unit,... [Full Article...]

New 'text bomb' bug causes Apple devices to crash

New 'text bomb' bug causes Apple devices to crash The Verge also reports that the bug is not present in the iOS 11 .3 beta, indicating that Apple already knows the problem exists, and is preparing to patch it in the next update . Apple has told developers that new apps submitted by April should embrace the iPhone X's notch and almost bezel-less display. Still, until that updated version is released - or, indeed, until Apple push... [Full Article...]

Valve Holds Steam Lunar New Year Sale, Makes Changes To Wishlist

Valve Holds Steam Lunar New Year Sale, Makes Changes To Wishlist First of all, various statuses will be displayed in the root wishlist list, including whether the game is in Early Access, what it's score rating is, and you'll be able to purchase without clicking through to the game page, too. Consumers can also filter by whether a game is in Early Access, is available for purchase ahead of release or VR-only. Users may also view certain types of items on their ... [Full Article...]

Facebook "losing young people to Snapchat"

Facebook In the past, Facebook was able to count on its Instagram platform to retain a young audience. Recode reports that Facebook users between the ages of 12 and 17 dropped 9.9 percent or by 1.4 million people in 2017. Snapchat's ability to beat Facebook among teens highlights the success of its strategy. Snapchat has also introduced a range of interactive features that have appealed ... [Full Article...]

HMD Global Started officially rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 to Nokia 8

HMD Global Started officially rolling out Android Oreo 8.1 to Nokia 8 Shah said that Nokia's growth comes with nascent performance in its most important and second-larget mobile phone market, India, where the brand has the most equity to cash in. And in the last week of January, HMD Global rolled out a beta version of the Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 . Android 8.0 Oreo doesn't look that great as well as it accounts for only 0.8 per cent of all active d... [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. Considering Making Big Changes To iOS Release Cycle

Apple Inc. Considering Making Big Changes To iOS Release Cycle While TrueDepth and Animojis are now exclusive to the iPhone X , the report indicates that a new iPad model will include the necessary hardware to support the feature. As previously reported , Apple is also planning to allow developers to release apps that work across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Also, it will add the Animoji support in FaceTime (and also Animoji ), a redesigned stocks app, F... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem That will rely not only on licensed spectrum, but on carriers using Wi-Fi airwaves to transmit LTE data, which is called Licensed Assisted Access or LAA. The Snapdragon X24 is the world's first Category 20 LTE modem , and supports download speeds of up to 2Gbps. The X24 is Qualcomm's third-generation Gigabit LTE modem and will offer a 2x speed boost over its first-generation chip, the compa... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 4 in India, priced at INR 39999

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 4 in India, priced at INR 39999 In a bid to further cement its leadership in market, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has expanded its smartphone line up with the launch of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro . Question: How is the audio experience of Redmi Note 5? . It features active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic. It is the thinnest Redmi Note device ever launched with an 8.05 mm thickness. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018 drone show was "secretly pre-recorded"

Finally like transformers in the sky, then changed again to form the intersecting Olympic Rings. The feat was a Guinness World Record for drones used in a performance, reported BBC. "We are honored to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games", Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager of Intel Drone Group, said in a news release . [Full Article...]

Scotland bounce back to beat France in Six Nations

Scotland bounce back to beat France in Six Nations It's a slightly different kind of rugby when you get into Six Nations . We are fortunate in a lot of ways that we have a lot of cohesion in our group, whether it's the Glasgow guys playing together or Finn and Greig having played a number of times (in tandem) for Scotland . [Full Article...]

Uber agrees to Pay Waymo $245 Million in Settlement

Uber agrees to Pay Waymo $245 Million in Settlement Waymo accepted Uber's deal, according to a person familiar with the situation. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed "regret" Friday and apologized to employees for the distraction brought on by the legal proceedings. Waymo's lawsuit said that Anthony Levandowski , the self-driving auto chief Uber eventually fired , downloaded more than 14,000 confidential files containing designs... [Full Article...]

Not naive about North Korea: Minister

Not naive about North Korea: Minister South Korea said Wednesday it's reviewing whether to meet North Korea's request to provide fuel to the ferry that transported more than 100 North Korean artists for performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Kim Yo Jong was blacklisted past year by the U.S. Treasury Department over human rights abuses and censorship. While Choe is the only member of the North Korean delegation blacklisted ... [Full Article...]

Battle Royale in Red Dead Redemption 2

Battle Royale in Red Dead Redemption 2 Our friend at TrustedReviews got their hands on some Red Dead Redemption 2 leaked documents (they got access to it way back in August 2017, sharing it now after confirming that the details in it are legit). There's some more information listed over at Trusted Reviews, so make sure to check it out for the full breakdown. There's also mention of fishing, with players able to buy bait and tackle!... [Full Article...]

Hyundai Santa Fe Revealed… here middle of the year

Hyundai Santa Fe Revealed… here middle of the year The big SUV gets an all-new look as well as a range of infotainment and safety technologies. The new face - clearly inspired by the Kona - offers slim driving lights at the top and twin headlights beneath, a new cascading grille, statement wheelarches and a strong shoulder line. [Full Article...]

South Korean appeals court frees Samsung heir Lee

South Korean appeals court frees Samsung heir Lee The reason Lee's sentence was cut in half in the appeals court is due to the judges finding that Lee did not seek any help in return for the support. The lower court had said Lee embezzled that amount from Samsung to bribe a confidante of Park's. Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee has been released from prison following a successful appeal. [Full Article...]

Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September

Nintendo to launch paid subscription for Nintendo Switch online services in September The Nintendo Switch was released back in March of past year alongside the new Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . Nintendo has been on a hot streak of releasing high quality games the past several months, both for the Switch and the 3DS. [Full Article...]

LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional'

LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional' Police lead a 12-year-old suspect away from Sal Castro Middle school following a shooting on February 1, 2018. The shooting was described as "not intentional" by Los Angeles Police Department Spokesman Josh Rubenstein. The student remains in intensive care. Two other students, ages 11 and 12, were grazed by bullets. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, teachers, staff, and the ... [Full Article...]

What we know so far about alleged serial killer's victims

What we know so far about alleged serial killer's victims All five had ties to a predominately gay neighborhood in Toronto known as the Gay Village and were all of Middle-Eastern descent, Idsinga said. Following his arrest, McArthur was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen. [Full Article...]


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