IT&Software


Tecno aims to double pace of growth in Indian smartphone mkt Tecno aims to double pace of growth in Indian smartphone mkt
- January 18, 2018

As far as the pricing part is concerned, the smartphone costs Rs. 8,999. Tecno Mobile is making its Canon I available through offline stores across India . It also features a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, front LED flash and even option to use screen flash. Thankfully, the company has added a dedicated microSD card slot on the phone. (more...)
Rival carmakers Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi both claim top spot Rival carmakers Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi both claim top spot
- January 18, 2018

The basic division of Volkswagen a year ago, increased auto sales to a record 6230000 as the growing demand for models of VW on the American continent and the key Chinese market offset the decline in Western Europe. Volkswagen passed its Japanese rival Toyota to become the largest carmaker in 2016. However, Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, told a committee of the French National Assembly that his group was the world's biggest with 10.6 million ... (more...)
Facebook wants to turn video watching into a group experience Facebook wants to turn video watching into a group experience
- January 18, 2018

Despite reasonably successful attempts being made to improve the situation from companies like Rabbit, syncing videos over long distances has remained an imperfect science. Though Watch Party certainly has potential to be one of the more popular features on the platform, it's still in an experimental state so expect a few bugs to crop up from time to time. (more...)
Bafana Bafana up three spots in FIFA Rankings Bafana Bafana up three spots in FIFA Rankings
- January 18, 2018

Four of the top five African ranked teams have all qualified for Russian Federation 2018 with Tunisia - one of the biggest movers - moving up four places into top spot, followed by Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and DR Congo. South Korea, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, will open pre-World Cup training camp in Antalya, Turkey, next week. The squad's once 30th ranking, however, was a record-breaking high for the country. (more...)
Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 18 Gbps 16-Gigabit GDDR6 Memory Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 18 Gbps 16-Gigabit GDDR6 Memory
- January 18, 2018

Samsung has beaten its rivals, SK Hynix and Micron , to become the first company to begin mass producing GDDR6 memory chips - the extremely fast graphics memory that will power the next generation of graphics cards. As mentioned in the intro, GDDR6 is expected to be important in graphics products. Despite this, it'll probably still take quite some time before we'll actually get to see GDDR6 being implemented inside graphics cards. (more...)
Instagram to support text stories and new stories screenshot notification! Instagram to support text stories and new stories screenshot notification!
- January 18, 2018

We're particularly fond of Neon and typewriter and we can't wait to see how users make the most out of these new features. First pointed out by TNW , " Type " is a new option being tested within Instagram Stories, which allows you to add text against different gradient backgrounds. (more...)
New pickups from Chevrolet, Ram heat up truck segment New pickups from Chevrolet, Ram heat up truck segment
- January 18, 2018

It's the truck's first redesign since 2009. The all-new Ram 1500 pickup features hybrid powertrains and a new design to save weight and reduce fuel consumption. Designers are also rolling out what the automaker says is a "more masculine", chiseled Ram logo, which is centered on the tailgate. Customers can also opt for smaller display screens. (more...)
Microsoft appoints Minecraft boss to head up Xbox games Microsoft appoints Minecraft boss to head up Xbox games
- January 18, 2018

Booty joined Microsoft Studios in 2010. He started his career in 1991 at Midway Games and eventually became their President and CEO. Meanwhile, Helen Chiang, Booty's operations head will take his previous role. "I've worked as a peer with Bonnie [Ross, 343] and Shannon [Loftis, global publishing] and Rod [Ferguson, The Coalition] and Craig [Duncan, Rare], and obviously very closely with Helen [Chiang} as the No. (more...)
Police Presence Growing At Hoƫrskool Overvaal Police Presence Growing At Hoƫrskool Overvaal
- January 18, 2018

On Wednesday, violent scenes played out outside the school as EFF members clashed with parents and police. Private security guards and police officials are keeping an eye on the situation at Overvaal High School in Vereeniging this morning, following a demonstration that took place there yesterday . (more...)
Apple Gives Employees $2500 Bonus Apple Gives Employees $2500 Bonus
- January 18, 2018

The consumer technology giant plans to give its employees $2,500 in restricted stock units, which will vest at a later date, according to a Bloomberg News report published Wednesday that cites unnamed sources. "Your dedication helps Apple make the best products in the world, surprise and delight our customers, and ultimately make the world a better place", the email reads. (more...)
YouTube to check videos for shocking material YouTube to check videos for shocking material
- January 18, 2018

I'm also curious to see what effect this move will have on music pirates now that for majority there will be no financial incentive to post other people's music to their channels. YouTube acknowledges that this will affect a significant number of channels but also point out that 99% of these channels were making less that $100 per year with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month. (more...)
Oppo A83 With 5.7-Inch Display And 13MP Camera Launched In India Oppo A83 With 5.7-Inch Display And 13MP Camera Launched In India
- January 18, 2018

Also, the new Oppo smartphone has a full-screen display with thin bezels and comes preloaded with the company's AI Beauty Recognition technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) efforts to enhance selfies and group shots. The optics on the smartphone boasts a 13 MP rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture lens and an LED flash, while on the front there's an 8 MP camera, which supports face unlock along with the aforementioned AI-based beautification mode first debuted in the Oppo F5 . (more...)
Here's Why Apple Was Forced to Delay the HomePod
- January 18, 2018

As Apple's HomePod smart speaker nears its release, a new report sheds some light on why it was delayed a year ago. Apple unveiled its first voice-controlled smart speaker during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June past year. (more...)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.27
- January 18, 2018

Trillium Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Quintiles Ims Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.87B market cap company. Finally, IFM Investors Pty Ltd bought a new position in shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter valued at $1,064,000. Whittier Trust holds 0% or 391 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition & Upgrade Adds Insomnia City Ruins Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition & Upgrade Adds Insomnia City Ruins
- January 18, 2018

Fishing will be available while on the boat, and there are new fish and dishes to be discovered. This ability appears to expand the Armiger options, allowing for powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. The original press release listed the price for the Royal Pack as $19.99, but Square Enix reached out to DualShockers with a clarification, mentioning that the price point for was listed erroneously, and the actual final price remains undetermined. (more...)
Xiaomi confirms WhatsApp Obsolete issue is their own fault Xiaomi confirms WhatsApp Obsolete issue is their own fault
- January 18, 2018

For some time now, we've been hearing of a potential integration of WhatsApp with YouTube .The feature has now been rolled out to iOS users. The error message also directed the users to update the app, but when they do that, there would be no new update available on the Google Play Store . (more...)
Apple shuttle buses rerouted following suspected attacks Apple shuttle buses rerouted following suspected attacks
- January 18, 2018

The chartered buses are unmarked and do not offer any visible connection to Google or Apple, Montiel said. Apple told staff that its commuter buses would be diverted away from the I-280 highway until further notice. However, the buses of each of the tech firms are a distinct colour: Google's are white, Apple's are silver and Facebook's are blue. "We received several reports of charter buses being damaged while driving on the I-280, but we're not sure what caused the damage". (more...)
Google is making page speed a factor in mobile search rankings Google is making page speed a factor in mobile search rankings
- January 18, 2018

Google claims it still won't penalise a page only based on its performance, so it will continue to use content quality, and other important variables when ranking sites on mobile search. Google notes that the change only looks at the speed of a particular page, "regardless of the technology used to build the page", and the company told Search Engine Land that AMP pages could still be ranked lower if they load slowly. (more...)
Do not open this message, your iPhone will crash
- January 18, 2018

A "new" bug has been discovered in iOS that can cause the Messages application to malfunction, forcing it to freeze and respring - throttling the performance of the affected iPhone (or iPad) in the interim. chaiOS appears to affect all of the latest public versions of iOS and macOS, as well as some beta versions. We've reached out to Apple to confirm that their team is aware of the bug, and to see if there are any fixes in the works. (more...)
Insider WEITZEL HARRY sold 1742 Shares Of Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)
- January 17, 2018

About 2.72M shares traded. Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC increased its holdings in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD ) by 82.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
Kristen Wiig To Topline Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series For Apple Kristen Wiig To Topline Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series For Apple
- January 17, 2018

Wiig will star in the show, marking her proper return to TV after leaving Saturday Night Live to focus on her film career. According to THR's report, Apple beat out multiple outlets for the 10-episode comedy which is "inspired by" Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection " You Think It, I'll Say It ". (more...)
FoxNet Acquires Cold Iron Studios, New 'Alien' Online Shooter in Development FoxNet Acquires Cold Iron Studios, New 'Alien' Online Shooter in Development
- January 17, 2018

This is being developed by FoxNext's Los Angeles studio. Cold Iron's project has a lot to live up to, thanks to Creative Assembly's sublime Alien: Isolation . PC and console are immersive platforms that will allow us to transport users into their favourite worlds. We'll find out for sure whenever the game is actually unveiled. (more...)
Shuttle: Information on Shuttle: Information on "Meltdown" and "Spectre"
- January 17, 2018

Right now Intel is facing three class action lawsuits over this security flaw in the USA states of California, Indiana and Oregon. Both filings levelled identical accusations at the companies, their bosses and chief beanies. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect just about every single processor made over the past 20 years, and emergency fixes and mitigations have been be released for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. (more...)
More than 40m people have played Fortnite More than 40m people have played Fortnite
- January 17, 2018

The new trailer below outlines some other current stats from the game's first 100 days , including 5.69 billion gliders deployed, 31.63 billion pieces built, 574.35 billion shots fired, and 125.8 million total wins. The map update was internally dubbed "Map 2.0", although don't expect to hear that term used now publicly - this is the same map, not a second. It's not a new map but more like a revamp that adds new areas for players to explore. (more...)
Project Fi modifies its plans to include unlimited data Project Fi modifies its plans to include unlimited data
- January 17, 2018

And if you still only use small amounts of data, your bill stays exactly the same. Google's Project Fi cell service never played the " unlimited data " game that most carriers in the USA like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). (more...)