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First autonomous auto takes on the hill First autonomous auto takes on the hill
- July 12, 2018

The two needed to take all of the 1965 Mustang's components and ensure they could handle precise control from onboard computers. March has always been a fan of the USA motorsport scene and both the Festival of Speed and the Revival (on the Goodwood circuit) regularly feature historic and modern cars and stars of IndyCar, IMSA, NASCAR, Can-Am and Trans-Am. (more...)
Apple Updates MacBook Pro with New Intel Chips, Redesigned Keyboards Apple Updates MacBook Pro with New Intel Chips, Redesigned Keyboards
- July 12, 2018

The 13in laptop gains quad-core versions of the i5 and i7 processors, up from the dual-core versions used until now, which Apple says will be up to twice as fast. Mac mini will get a processor upgrade is expected. Apple has yet to unveil the iPhone 8, but the latest rumours of its 2018 smartphone have already hit the web. (more...)
Investor note suggests that Apple will discontinue iPhone X and iPhone SE Investor note suggests that Apple will discontinue iPhone X and iPhone SE
- July 12, 2018

We've reached out to the research firm for clarification, and we'll update if we hear back. The analysts didn't share any other insights into what the three iPhone models this year might offer. The iPhone SE, of course, is not Apple's most full-featured phone. It's not Apple's fastest phone. Or who knows, they might just drop the bombshell during the next iPhone launch. (more...)
Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2 Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2
- July 12, 2018

With this update, users can control multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers using iTunes on a Mac computer. AirPlay 2 support is also naturally included in macOS Mojave , now in public beta, but will be a welcome surprise for those users who are still on High Sierra. (more...)
Mario Kart VR is Speeding into the UK This Summer Mario Kart VR is Speeding into the UK This Summer
- July 12, 2018

If you live in the United Kingdom will you be giving this a go? Just like in Mario Kart , it's then your responsibility to hold them aloft as you careen around the track waiting for an opportune moment to strike your opponent with whatever fiendish item you have at your disposal. (more...)
Fortnite Rifts Expanding, Game Getting Weirder Fortnite Rifts Expanding, Game Getting Weirder
- July 12, 2018

And while no damage was found at these locations, a crack in the sky was soon spotted. Of course, no one really knows what this means. Season 5 is due to go live in-game later in July, and will likely bring with it the conclusion to whatever's going on with the big 'ol crack in the sky. (more...)
Suspects swipe $27K in goods in seconds from Fresno Apple store
- July 12, 2018

Four men in hooded jackets entered the Apple Store, picked up several Apple products, and fled with what is reported to be $27,000 (roughly Rs. 18,57,000) worth of goods. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department told ABC News. Police are now searching for the thieves which they believe to be between 16 and 18-year-olds. (more...)
Roadside system detects phone use in cars, activates warning sign
- July 12, 2018

It was claimed that the technology, which is initially being introduced in Norfolk, could be adapted as part of a system to catch and fine motorists, although this is not possible at present. "Any scheme which prevents this kind of behaviour is welcomed". The idea is that these signs will illuminate when a vehicle drives past with a mobile phone. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Concept leaked with triple camera setup Samsung Galaxy S10 Concept leaked with triple camera setup
- July 12, 2018

However, it appears as if the tenth-anniversary smartphone may be an exception. This feature isn't completely new to Samsung since it launched on the mid-range Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 + late a year ago. Another report details the possible triple camera in Galaxy S10 . The front-facing camera also will be upgraded with a dual-lens camera for improved selfie functions. (more...)
Centre approves telecom authority’s recommendations on net neutrality Centre approves telecom authority’s recommendations on net neutrality
- July 12, 2018

India's stand on net neutrality also came at a time when the United States had repealed its free internet rules and chose to allow internet providers to charge more for certain content or giving preferential treatment to certain websites through commercial agreements. (more...)
Former Apple Engineer Xiaolang Zhang Caught Fleeing Country After Stealing Secrets Former Apple Engineer Xiaolang Zhang Caught Fleeing Country After Stealing Secrets
- July 12, 2018

Now, matters related to the Apple Car have taken another interesting turn. The criminal complaint against Zhang includes an interesting tidbit: Apple has as many as 5,000 people involved in the self-driving vehicle project. Apple has been pretty secretive about its autonomous driving program but the company's work nearly landed in the hands of Xiaopeng Motors . Effective May 5, Zhang was "voluntarily terminated", and according to the complaint, said he is employed by XMotors at ... (more...)
HTC details its Exodus blockchain-based phone, confirms Fall release
- July 12, 2018

I'm excited about the opportunity it brings to decentralize the internet and reshape it for the modern user. If privacy and data security matter to you, $1,000 isn't really that much to pay, especially in the breachfest era ; people pay that much for just for speed and a pretty screen in flagship phones such as the Galaxy S9 , LG G7 and iPhone X . (more...)
AT&T Gets Exclusive Deal to Sell Magic Leap's AR/VR Headset AT&T Gets Exclusive Deal to Sell Magic Leap's AR/VR Headset
- July 12, 2018

The company's technology creates lifelike virtual objects that seamlessly blend with natural objects when viewed through its headsets. "We've joined with AT&T because we believe in a combined vision of expanding high-speed networks, edge computing, and deep integration with creative content", Rony Abovitz , founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap said in a statement. (more...)
IPhone crash? Might have been China's dislike for Taiwan's flag IPhone crash? Might have been China's dislike for Taiwan's flag
- July 11, 2018

Wardle explained how, due to a NULL pointer cockup, some iPhones that had set the USA as their default country would crash when receiving the flag or word as part of a text message, or when typing it. Even receiving the Taiwanese flag emoji on a chat conversation caused messaging apps to crash. Apple reportedly altered some code to help China not get too angry over its "Taiwanese claim". (more...)
Photo of DJI's upcoming Mavic 2 leaked online hints at swappable cameras Photo of DJI's upcoming Mavic 2 leaked online hints at swappable cameras
- July 11, 2018

We have just received this photo of what would appear to be the first credible photo of the DJI Mavic Pro 2 in the wild, at this time we can not confirm its authenticity but it looks pretty convincing. Update, 4:35 p.m. PT: DJI has confirmed it planned a July 18 event in NY that has since been postponed. And given DJI's sell for its postponed event mentioned "the bigger picture", it seems logical that the other key addition could be a wide-angle lens. (more...)
United Kingdom is getting worse at broadband United Kingdom is getting worse at broadband
- July 11, 2018

The data was collected for the second year in a row across the 12 months up to 29 May this year by M-Lab, a partnership between New America's Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University's PlanetLab and other supporting partners, and compiled by Cable. (more...)
Roadside technology will detect phones being used behind wheel Roadside technology will detect phones being used behind wheel
- July 11, 2018

Officials have worked with Dereham company Westcotec to develop the system which will flash a warning signal to drivers, similar to those for speeding, if a phone is being used in the auto. Chris Spinks, Specialist Product Sales, Westcotec "being a local company we're delighted to be able to trial this technology first within Norfolk, we've worked very closely with the road safety team at Norfolk County Council to get to this position and are glad that we're able to assist them in promoting ... (more...)
Google, Apple Face Scrutiny from Republicans Over Data Privacy Google, Apple Face Scrutiny from Republicans Over Data Privacy
- July 11, 2018

Alphabet said Monday that it would answer the committee's questions. Alphabet and Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The letters cited reports that smartphones can, and in some instances, do, " collect "non-triggered" audio data from users" conversations near a smartphone in order to hear a "trigger" phrase, such as "Okay Google" or "Hey Siri.'" They said there have been suggestions that third party applications have access to and use this "non-triggered" data ... (more...)
Google Pay is finally getting support for boarding passes and event tickets Google Pay is finally getting support for boarding passes and event tickets
- July 11, 2018

Google is bringing the Google Pay Send app into the Google Pay app, which means users will be able to send or request money from within Google Pay directly. Now the company is adding some much-requested features to the app. We also know more brands and services will be integrated with Google Pay so expected related announcements in the coming months. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front render revealed overnight Samsung Galaxy Note 9 front render revealed overnight
- July 11, 2018

To try to differentiate the different Galaxy S10 variants, which may include three versions, sources believe the middle Galaxy S10 will also get the three-sensor rear-facing camera, but the front-facing camera will have a single sensor. (more...)
Bugatti Divo is a $5.8 million hypercar made to corner Bugatti Divo is a $5.8 million hypercar made to corner
- July 11, 2018

Details about the new model remain scarce for now, but the marque claims a focus of less weight and high downforce are the priority for the Divo, making this a Bugatti that, unlike the Chiron and the Veyron before it, will be less about the straights and more about the corners. (more...)
Far Cry 5: Lost On Mars DLC Launching Next Week Far Cry 5: Lost On Mars DLC Launching Next Week
- July 11, 2018

Lost on Mars will be available as part of the $29.99 / £25.99 / €29.99 season pass, or as an individual purchase. The new firearms will be made available for use in the main game, while all of the assets will be unlocked in Far Cry Arcade . (more...)
Here are the first cards revealed from the Boomsday Project expansion Here are the first cards revealed from the Boomsday Project expansion
- July 11, 2018

What do those Legendary spells look like? You read that right: draw your whole deck. The first one shown off is a Rogue legendary, Myra's Unstable Element , that draws the rest of your deck. It will launch for the PC and mobile digital card game on August 7. Nearest I can tell, each wing of the Puzzle Lab has its own theme. We've seen four varieties of puzzle so far, including Lethal puzzles were you have to kill your opponent that turn, and Survive puzzles that make you find the out in a ... (more...)
Trial starts of technology which aims to catch drivers on the phone
- July 10, 2018

The sign, which for the next four weeks will be at Holt Road, Norwich, is able to identify what type of signal is being transmitted or received by the handset and whether it is being used via the vehicle's Bluetooth system. The system, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the country, is being trialled at four sites in Norfolk from today. Iain Temperton, team manager for road safety at the county council, described it as "cutting-edge technology" which would be used as an ... (more...)
Moto E5 Plus India launch today: Watch livestream, know price, specs & more Moto E5 Plus India launch today: Watch livestream, know price, specs & more
- July 10, 2018

With the purchase of Moto E5 Plus , one can avail various offers which include flat Rs 800 discount using SBI card, no cost EMI up to 9 months, 130GB Reliance Jio additional data, extra Rs 1000 off on an exchange and if you shop at MotoHubs using the Paytm mall app, you will get Rs 1200 cashback on mobile bill payments, recharges or utility payments. (more...)