Electronics

Google's Eric Schmidt stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet

Google's Eric Schmidt stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet Schmidt was named Google CEO in 2001 and moved to the executive chairman role in 2011, staying there through the transition to the new Alphabet structure. Page and Brin, who founded Google, brought Schmidt on as CEO to help manage the growing company. In its announcement, Alphabet said that it anticipates the board will replace Schmidt with a non-executive chairman. [Full Article...]

Winter solstice 2017: It's the shortest day of the year

Winter solstice 2017: It's the shortest day of the year EST and set at 5:15 p.m. EST for a day's length of 9 hours and 41 minutes and 40 seconds. The solstice occurs at 11:28 a.m., the moment the North Pole is tilted the farthest from the sun and the South Pole tilted most toward it. EarthSky said: "You might notice how low the sun appears in the sky at local noon". Fáilte Ireland and the Office of Public Works have teamed up for the broadcast on... [Full Article...]

LG to release 34in wide screen monitor with resolution of 5120x2160 pixels

LG to release 34in wide screen monitor with resolution of 5120x2160 pixels Indeed, LG claims that these monitors are capable of displaying 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, so they are pro-level displays in respect of delivering lifelike colors. It boasts LG's signature Edge-ArcLine Stand and a 4-Side Edge Borderless Design for a better overall viewing experience. This one is a QHD display, also using a Nano IPS technology panel but with NVIDIA G-Sync technology support. [Full Article...]

Isaiah Thomas to take part in 5-on-5 scrimmages in Canton

Isaiah Thomas to take part in 5-on-5 scrimmages in Canton Injured Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas is getting closer to his return, with 5-on-5 practices and a likely G League stint in his immediate future. Thomas has yet to practice in a 5-on-5 full-court set up by the Cavs, partly because the league's oldest team does not practice as often as other teams do. [Full Article...]

Apple Will Reportedly Let iOS Apps Run on macOS Next Year

Apple Will Reportedly Let iOS Apps Run on macOS Next Year Apple might start to converge iOS and macOS in a big way next year by letting developers create a single app that runs across both platforms. Often this results in iOS apps getting more attention than macOS apps. Marzipan could make it easier for them to make all those apps available on the Mac, which is the desktop platform of choice at a growing number of companies. [Full Article...]

Britain First Leaders Among First 'Haters' Banned by Twitter

Britain First Leaders Among First 'Haters' Banned by Twitter Trump's promotion of Britain First material led to renewed calls among Twitter users for the platform to take action against racial and religious abuse. The company said that it will be creating tools that will assist in identifying defaulters. Twitter did not provide a list of other accounts that have been immediately affected, and the company did not respond to Ars' request for comment p... [Full Article...]

Japanese Scientists Accidentally Discover Glass That Repairs Its Own Cracks In Seconds

Japanese Scientists Accidentally Discover Glass That Repairs Its Own Cracks In Seconds This makes it unique from the other materials that require high heat to heal up from a break or crack. After a few hours, the glass sheet was again at its original strength with no blemishes at all. Yanagisawa told NHK that he didn't believe the results at first and repeated his experiments multiple times to confirm the finding. Still, I wouldn't hold on to my current smartphone until self-heal... [Full Article...]

Apple Invests $390 Million In US Laser Manufacturer

Apple Invests $390 Million In US Laser Manufacturer VCSELs are already used in Apple products for Face ID and animoji selfie modes in the iPhone X as well as proximity sensing for AirPods . Apple replaced that with Face ID, its own version of facial recognition which has been prevalent in Android phones since the time Android 4.0 ICS. [Full Article...]

Twitter to make it easier to post threads and 'tweetstorms'

Twitter to make it easier to post threads and 'tweetstorms' Twitter announced Tuesday that it's adding a tool that makes it easy to thread tweets together, giving users more space for thoughtful commentary, unhinged rants and everything in between. So, in case you haven't yet got the feature, ensure to update your Twitter app to the latest version. You may repeat the process as many times as you want until you complete your narrative. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger app to add live streaming and more games in 2018

Facebook Messenger app to add live streaming and more games in 2018 Instant Games comprises 70 games from 100 developers, including Tetris and EverWing , that users can play alongside friends within the Messenger app. Video chats are a great way for people to connect, discuss and share moments with each other when text just isn't enough. With the new livestreaming feature, you will now be able to play and share your experience with those who love games on M... [Full Article...]

The Last Guardian VR Experience Releasing for Free

The Last Guardian VR Experience Releasing for Free The experience will last 15-20 minutes, and does require owning The Last Guardian to play. Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, announced at PlayStation Experience today that the game will be "fully remastered" for PS4. [Full Article...]

Steam ends support for Bitcoin due to high fees, volatility

Steam ends support for Bitcoin due to high fees, volatility And Bitcoin's value has gone through some massive swings recently. "It has become untenable to support bitcoin as a payment option", the Steam statement read. Moreover, Valve said that "The high transaction fees cause even greater problems when the value of Bitcoin itself drops dramatically". Bitcoin's recent rise in value has made some of its investors rich, most notably the Winklevoss twin... [Full Article...]

Square Enix Tease Next Tomb Raider Game for Major Event in 2018

Square Enix Tease Next Tomb Raider Game for Major Event in 2018 We'll be looking forward to more news at one of the upcoming major gaming events in 2018! Take for example, the very first capital letter from each sentence in the statement and you get "Shadow" as a word. Tomb Raider saw Croft stranded on a mythical island and running from a crazed cult, while Rise of the Tomb Raider followed her through Siberia to find the secrets of immortality before a vill... [Full Article...]

YouTube's Cracking Down on 'Bad Actors' Exploiting Site

YouTube's Cracking Down on 'Bad Actors' Exploiting Site YouTube plans to hire more people to scour its website for violent videos after reports about disturbing footage on its app for children surfaced last month, prompting a slew of advertisers to abandon the site. Since YouTube laid out new policies aimed at curbing extremist videos on the platform after the London Bridge attacks in June, the company said its machines have improved at catching ex... [Full Article...]

How to View and Reshare Your Archived Instagram Stories

How to View and Reshare Your Archived Instagram Stories Stories Highlights is a new addition to your Instagram profile. Then select clips from your archived stories, choose a thumbnail for your story, and give it a name (for example, "puppers" from the previous example). To check out your expired stories, tap the archive icon in the top-right corner of your profile. The most recent stories will be at the bottom of the new grid layout, and the ... [Full Article...]

Apple has started selling an unlocked iPhone X from its online store

Apple has started selling an unlocked iPhone X from its online store Apple has expanded its iPhone X family with the introduction of an unlocked, SIM-free model. However, you've needed Verizon account credentials to make the purchase. The SIM-free model Apple is selling is expected to be the Qualcomm version, as that one supports all four USA carriers. You'll need to get a SIM from your carrier, but your iPhone X won't be locked to their service. [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) with full-view display unveiled: Specifications, features

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) with full-view display unveiled: Specifications, features The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) comes in two models such as 2 GB of RAM + 16 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM + 32 GB of storage. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. [Full Article...]

Market price of Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) share is reasonable or not?

Market price of Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) share is reasonable or not? The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,905,240 shares. Polaris Capital Ltd Liability has invested 1.74% in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC ). Should You Go With High Insider Ownership? Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 27. [Full Article...]

Google Launches Datally a data-monitoring app [Download]

Google Launches Datally a data-monitoring app [Download] If you want to block every single app from consuming background data you just need to tap on Manage Data tab where you will see the option "Apps with no data usage". Sure in India you might be enjoying Jio's 1GB per day data plan and competing mobile operators' similar offerings but chances are this honeymoon period of affordable data won't last for long and soon enough you will go back to paying ... [Full Article...]

Snapchat's new design finally separates business and pleasure

Snapchat's new design finally separates business and pleasure The page previously included Stories shared by friends alongside content from Discover, Snapchat's hub for media partners like The Daily Mail and BuzzFeed. Back in April, we wrote that Snap was shooting itself in the foot by not putting your best friends' Stories first like Instagram does, rather than highlighting the most recently posted Stories which emphasized oversharers you might ... [Full Article...]


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