Electronics

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:56

The latest version of Microsoft's OS is stripped back and locked down. Microsoft has added a new laptop to its growing stable of Surface devices, and it's amazingly thin and fast. Microsoft has made some bold claims during the press presentation, as Panos Panay from Microsoft said that the performance on the Surface Laptops is "absolutely amazing".

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:56

Snap's net loss was a staggering $2.2 billion, which was much greater than analysts expected. But Facebook - which once offered $3bn to buy the business - has upped the ante by offering features similar to Snapchat on its platforms including Instagram and WhatsApp.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:26

Needham & Company LLC's price objective points to a potential downside of 13.54% from the company's previous close. The firm's analysts feel that the reaction to last night's earnings report was greatly overdone and thus see a buying opportunity in Yelp stock now, but it doesn't look like many investors are really going for it.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:01

But investors' focus remains fixed on how consumers are receiving Samsung's newest flagship smartphone following last year's costly smartphone recall. Samsung earlier considered the proposal, but said Thursday it had officially dropped the plan, citing regulatory hurdles and potential risks to its business.

by | May 11, 2017 | 07:58

Bush was president'". Oliver hosts the HBO show "Last Week Tonight", while Helms and Corddry have shifted to successful film and TV careers. Stephen Colbert, 52, was holding a meeting of the greatest minds in political comedy (aka his best friends and former co-stars) including his old boss Jon Stewart, 54.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:27

That's right, for those of you who simply can't bear to search lyrics on Google anymore, Echo Show has you covered. The new Echo has a 7-inch screen and enables the speaker to supplement voice responses. On Tuesday, the online retail giant announced the Amazon Echo Show - the latest version of its AI-powered Echo smart speaker. With the Echo Home, you would be able to stream music from Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:18

Rather than adopt a cylindrical form factor of current Echo devices, the Echo Show will be much squarer in shape, with the touchscreen at the top and a speaker underneath. Voice messaging is also supported. This allows designated users to make a call with the unit offering ten seconds for a receiver to reject a call or select audio only.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:14

San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation , a non-profit that advocates for civil liberties online, said in a statement Wednesday, " Net neutrality protects free speech , innovation, and competition", and warned that a roll back "would mean losing the only rules that meaningfully prevent ISPs from taking advantage of their control over your Internet connection".

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:30

Therefore, fiscal year 2019 will actually begin in April 2018 and will run through March 2019, so we could technically be waiting nearly two years until the game releases. " Mass Effect [Andromeda] is an interesting title; it was in development for a really long time and represented a lot of the great things that BioWare is known for: story, size, depth, breadth, imagination".

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:25

In other words, Microsoft nearly seemed to be disguising this device, slipping it under the radar as an educational product, when it's really going to go right after Apple's Macbook. The left side features a USB port, a mini-DisplayPort, Microsoft's proprietary Surface charging connector, and a headphone jack, while the right edge lacks any ports-not even an SD card reader.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:17

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the 4G roll-out in India is the fastest he has ever seen in the world and that it opens a great opportunity for Apple to grow in the country over the next few years. Our growth rates are good, really good by most people's expectations, maybe not mine as much. Apple's services business keeps growing too, with the firm reporting an 18 per cent increase in revenues to $7.04bn.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:57

Garcha wrote, " Apple reported an OK set of results this quarter, with revenues of $52.9bn (+4.6% yoy /-32.5% qoq) and EPS of $2.10 vs. consensus of $2.02". Many analysts anticipate that the company will deliver a completely redesigned iPhone later this year. Mac sales rose from 4 million past year to 4.2 million.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:50

By emphasizing such features, Microsoft is clearly taking aim at Google, whose cloud-centric Chromebooks have taken a growing chunk of the classroom computing market in the US, as well as at Apple, whose laptops are popular among college users.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:18

Video calls are made possible by the 5-megapixel camera that is embedded on the front of the device. There's also noise-cancellation built in, so the Show can hear your commands while playing music from its pair of 5cm speakers. Amazon is making headlines with its new Echo devices this week, but if you don't have the money to splurge on Amazon's new toys, there's good news.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:00

Lucidsound has also revealed that the headset will pair with the console wirelessly, just like the Xbox One controller. The LS35X also features state-of-the-art head tracking technology and is also compatible with Dolby Atmos for Headphones surround sound optional add-on for Xbox One and Windows 10.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:57

Being able to make free calls to your home from anywhere in the world is another feature that is technically possible in many different apps and devices, but it's extremely powerful when done as seamlessly as the Echo promises. Alexa will understand the customer's speech, convert it to the directive, and show the video from the requested camera. Your Echo will need a Wi-Fi connection to make calls, but the service is free and doesn't require a phone line.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:40

However, competition is expected to intensify with newly launched smartphones in the market. Samsung said in a regulatory filing that its January-March operating profit was 9.9 trillion won ($8.75 billion), compared with 9.9 trillion won it estimated earlier in April.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:38

These sales represent 63 percent of the company's overall revenues in this most recent quarter, hence iPhone sales are an indicator that analysts are watching closely to see the progress of the company. In total, Apple announced that in the first two quarters of its fiscal year it accumulated net profits of $28.92 billion, slightly higher than the same period last year, when it was $28.87 billion.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:41

After months of speculations, rumors, and leaks through Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, Microsoft has finally unveiled a new version of Windows 10. There's some evidence of compromise in the available ports however, the Surface Book only includes one full sized USB-A port, DisplayPort, headphone jack and Microsoft's proprietary charging port, found on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

by | May 11, 2017 | 03:31

The email appears to come from people you know, which makes it more convincing, if you receive it, do not open the link. Following the widespread phishing scam that affected Google Docs and Gmail users this week, Google says it's now rolling out a new security feature in its Gmail application on Android that will help warn users about suspicious links.

by | May 11, 2017 | 02:14

The base model of the Surface Laptop is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB SSD storage while users can opt for an Intel Core i7 processor and different memory and storage configurations. Windows 10 S will only allow users to run applications from the Windows Store, compared to from any source as with past versions of the operating system.

by | May 10, 2017 | 08:16

Indonesians are divided between shock and jubilation after Jakarta's governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama was sentenced to two years prison for blaspheming the Quran. Indonesia is the world's most-populous Muslim country with about eighty five percent of its population Muslims, but the country officially respects six religions.

by | May 10, 2017 | 06:56

A unique feature of the Show is access to video and voice calls, so you can call people with an Echo or who have downloaded the Alexa app . Amazon has unveiled a new Echo device with a video screen, adding another dimension to its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa and stepping up its game amid stiffening competition from tech rivals.

by | May 10, 2017 | 06:01

The Berkshire Hathaway chairman said that India has a terrific future due to the brain power it has. The mistake they made but "one one that dwarfs all...but you have to be very careful what you incentivize". By comparison, the two stock-pickers at Berkshire, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, manage about $20 billion between them and get paid $1 million a year in salary, plus bonuses based on the amount by which they beat the annual returns on the S&P 500 index.

by | May 10, 2017 | 04:25

Zinke and Utah's governor are scheduled to spend the morning touring Bears Ears National Monument by helicopter as the Interior secretary sets out on day two of a four-day Utah visit to re-assess two vast national monuments. That sparked a massive backlash from the outdoors industry and led to Outdoor Retailer, one of the industry's preeminent trade shows, announcing its departure from Utah after 20 years there.

by | May 10, 2017 | 04:21

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME have already said they'd prefer to keep funding the women's health care provider. If they do, they're offering to help them "improve the health care system for all Americans". It also became a target for Democrats eager to paint the evolving Republican legislation as a measure that's damaging to women needing medical care, even as key decisions are being made by men.

by | May 10, 2017 | 04:16

The latest Beddit 3 product is still listed for sale in Apple Stores, although it is out of stock on Amazon.com, which had also carried the item. Beddit can sync data collected by the sleep monitor, such as Sleep Analysis, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate, to the Health app.

by | May 10, 2017 | 04:09

The e-commerce giant is updating its existing Echo devices to enable users place voice calls and messages. Amazon unveiled the Echo Show on Tuesday, a new voice-controlled speaker that sports a touchscreen display and can be used to make video calls.

by | May 10, 2017 | 03:39

By running only verified Microsoft apps, Windows 10 S is created to provide a safe, secure and fast-loading experience for classroom settings, according to Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group. Unlike the Chromebooks, Windows 10 S machines can run the full desktop versions of different apps. Windows 10 S is a specific, pared-down version of the Windows 10 Pro operating system.

by | May 10, 2017 | 03:34

It was the most loathed feature of Need for Speed 2015, and it's gone. We already know that a new Need for Speed game is due out this year, following the disappointing attempted reboot of the series in 2015 with the simply named Need for Speed .

by | May 10, 2017 | 03:15

Google purportedly even uses it for some of its in-house systems, like AdWords . On the Android Beta Program page , Google says, "The beta for Android Nougat has concluded, and all devices that were opted in have been updated to the current public version".

by | May 10, 2017 | 03:08

Despite the radio silence from games publisher Deep Silver this past year, the studio's long-awaited Dead Island 2 is, in fact, still in development (via Eurogamer ). Dead Island 2 is also set to feature a few dedicated classes including the action based Berserker and the stealth based Hunter. On March 10, 2016, Deep Silver announced that the title was still kicking and being developed by a new studio in the U.K., Sumo Digital.

by | May 10, 2017 | 02:54

Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way to add touch controls to any object, no matter what shape or material it is. These include such devices as smartphone and tablet display screens. They did this by using electric field tomography - sequentially running small amounts of current through the electrodes in pairs and noting any voltage differences.

by | May 10, 2017 | 02:27

IDC's most recent numbers also reveal that Fitbit's global market share fell from 29% to 19.2% between the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2016. Wearable device shipments are on the rise, as are Apple's sales, but Fitbit's numbers are declining and the company laid off over 100 employees earlier this year.

by | May 10, 2017 | 02:24

A closer look at the Monoyer chart would reveal that the alphabets not only represents diopters, from smallest to largest, but also feautres it's creators name! Scientific discoveries aside, Monoyer had his quirks. Monoyer invented the eponymous chart to examine visual acuity, or how well the retina focuses. Monoyer was a French ophthalmologist who became known for the eye chart he named himself after.