IT&Software


HTC Halts Operations In India After Poor Sales and Declining Revenue Share HTC Halts Operations In India After Poor Sales and Declining Revenue Share
- July 20, 2018

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is calling it quits in India , according to a report by Economic Times . However, reports of the company closing its smartphone operations have been doing the rounds lately, with many HTC India's top management said to have departed the company. (more...)
'Hotel Transylvania 3' heads North American box office at $44.1M 'Hotel Transylvania 3' heads North American box office at $44.1M
- July 19, 2018

The animated fantasy comedy, whose voice cast includes Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, follows Count Dracula and his family as they get away from their hotel for their own vacation. However, that order could fluctuate when final numbers are tallied on Monday. Pixar's Incredibles 2 continued to do strong business in its fifth week, and is now the most successful animated movie of all time in US. (more...)
Huawei launches Kirin 710 processor for mid-segment smartphones Huawei launches Kirin 710 processor for mid-segment smartphones
- July 19, 2018

The phone also features a display notch, the Kirin 970 SoC, and visually striking color options. The Huawei Nova 3i runs on Android 8 .1 Oreo with company's custom EMUI 8.2 running on top of it. You still have a fingerprint reader around back, should you want a different way to unlock the Nova 3 . Other specifications of the Nova 3 include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, as well as a 3,750mAh battery. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs now official as phone gets announced Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specs now official as phone gets announced
- July 19, 2018

The size of the phone is similar to a traditional 6.3-inch smartphone. The Mi Max 3 improves in nearly almost all areas of its bargain-basement phablet predecessor, particularly in the screen, camera, and battery departments. For the front, it features an 8-megapixel camera for selfies with a soft LED flash, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture. The phone will start selling in China from July 20. (more...)
Rep. Mike Coffman to unveil plan to save net neutrality Rep. Mike Coffman to unveil plan to save net neutrality
- July 19, 2018

Coffman's 21st Century Internet Act will be presented at an event called The Future of Net Neutrality put on by the groups INCOMPAS and ENGINE at the 1776 tech incubator in Washington. "Today Congressman Mike Coffman joined the 86 percent of Americans who believe in preserving strong net neutrality rules at the FCC ". While the CRA only requires a simple majority to pass, Rep Coffman has also chosen to introduce his own net neutrality legislation, which would do more to undermine ... (more...)
Trump slams record European Union fine against Google Trump slams record European Union fine against Google
- July 19, 2018

In Google's case, the fine amount would barely put a dent in its coffers, seeing how its parent company, Alphabet Inc., generates the same amount every fortnight. "It also misses just how much choice Android provides to thousands of phone makers and mobile network operators who build and sell Android devices; to millions of app developers around the world who have built their businesses with Android; and billions of consumers who can now afford and use cutting-edge Android smartphones", he ... (more...)
Mobile Internet: Dream Come True For Cuba Mobile Internet: Dream Come True For Cuba
- July 19, 2018

Analysts said broader web access will also ultimately weaken the government's control of what information reaches people in the one-party island state that has a monopoly on the media, Reuters reported. ETECSA did not reply to a request for more details for this story. As compared to the wider internet, Cuba's intranet with selected government-approved sites and email is much cheaper to access. (more...)
IBM sues Groupon for $167 million over its early internet patents IBM sues Groupon for $167 million over its early internet patents
- July 19, 2018

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has apparently chose to file a lawsuit against e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc., for using its patented technology without authorization. The newest of the bunch is a "single sign on" technology allowing users to log into a website with their Facebook or Google accounts. Desmarais told jurors IBM is a prolific innovator and seeks to license its patents on reasonable terms. (more...)
Corning Unveils Next Generation Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Unveils Next Generation Gorilla Glass 6
- July 19, 2018

Where Gorilla Glass 6 is concerned, that's exactly what Corning is looking to deliver. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is two times "better" than Glass 5. Many new handsets offer glass on the rear, not only for style but also for functional purposes like allowing wireless charging. In addition to making the glass more resiliant, Corning also designed the Gorilla Glass 6 to work better with all-glass phones. (more...)
Experience Oculus Rift & HTC Vive with a Single Cable Experience Oculus Rift & HTC Vive with a Single Cable
- July 19, 2018

The specification is titled VirtualLink and is formed by a partnership of Nvidia, Valve, Oculus, AMD, and Microsoft, and aims "to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation virtual reality (VR) headsets". "With the adoption of VirtualLink technology, purpose-built for VR, we look forward to helping push the industry forward into the next phase of VR". The VirtualLink standard has been purpose-built for VR, and has been optimised for latency and bandwidth demands, a ... (more...)
Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump Acura MDX gets modest sporty new trim, even more modest price bump
- July 19, 2018

Pricing for the upcoming MDX Sport Hybrid has yet to be announced. The MDX offers the Technology, Advance, and Entertainment packages. The MDX Advance package is more luxurious than ever. Except for the Sport Hybrid, the new MDXs are in dealerships today. Acura also says it has reprogrammed the MDX's nine-speed automatic transmission for smoother acceleration, with more frequent second-gear starts. (more...)
Nissan calls next GT-R Nissan calls next GT-R "fastest super sports auto in the world"
- July 18, 2018

But the current generation GT-R has been manufactured for 11 years, and the Japanese company has continued to fuel the vehicle of the public with information on new generation models. "Not in terms of its wings, but rather its visual mass, its presence and its audacity ", he told Autocar . Nissan knows it needs a auto that immediately says "GT-R" to the world while simultaneously delivering insane performance metrics. (more...)
Final Fantasy XIV’s Monster Hunter World Content Arrives on August 7 Final Fantasy XIV’s Monster Hunter World Content Arrives on August 7
- July 18, 2018

We've already enjoyed a brief glimpse of what it might have to offer, such as the Behemoth in Monster Hunter World , but now we've also seen a bit of what monster Final Fantasy XIV players are up against: the mighty Rathalos. Square also promises "numerous unique mechanics included as a homage to Monster Hunter World and its gameplay". Playing through the content unlocks stuff like a Rathalos-inspired armor set, new Poogie and Palico minions, a Rathalos mount, and the BBQ spit furnishing. (more...)
Skype Finally Gets A Call Recording Feature Skype Finally Gets A Call Recording Feature
- July 18, 2018

Microsoft says that users of the "Classic" Skype desktop client will be forced to upgrade to version 8.0 starting September 1. Microsoft reveals in the announcement that any Skype version that is not the latest version that Microsoft released - version 8.0 at the time of writing - will stop working after September 1, 2018. (more...)
Xaviant pulls The Culling 2 from stores, makes original free-to-play Xaviant pulls The Culling 2 from stores, makes original free-to-play
- July 18, 2018

The director of operations at Xaviant, Josh Van Veld, published a YouTube video to give "an update about [the] studio and our projects". "It's definitely been hard to deal with the launch of The Culling 2 , but it's been valuable for us in terms of making us look inward and look backward and see how we got here as a studio and as a team", Van Veld said. (more...)
New Xbox Hardware Teased For Gamescom New Xbox Hardware Teased For Gamescom
- July 18, 2018

For starters, Microsoft announced that there will be a special edition of Inside Xbox taking place live from Gamescom next month. In a blog post, the company said it will be revealing "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" at the event, though we don't know much about exactly what will be revealed. (more...)
EBay Runs Anti-Prime Sitewide Flash Sale on Prime Day EBay Runs Anti-Prime Sitewide Flash Sale on Prime Day
- July 18, 2018

That means that, although customers are increasingly tied to Amazon and addicted to its services, if those services start to suffer, customers will start to look elsewhere. eBay is holding the sale today during Amazon Prime Day - the coupon code shoppers use to get the discount is PRIMO119. Earlier this year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company has more than 100 million paid Prime members. (more...)
Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver Uber update turns iPhone into a colorful light to flag your driver
- July 18, 2018

A group of Republican volunteers was allegedly booted from an Uber in North Carolina after a driver found out about the group's political leanings, according to reports. Under the new system, if your driver fails to show up at the scheduled time, Uber will give you $10 that you can put toward your next trip. You could tell them what you're wearing or where exactly you're standing. (more...)
Mophie Launches Apple-Exclusive Powerstations With Lightning Connector Mophie Launches Apple-Exclusive Powerstations With Lightning Connector
- July 18, 2018

Prices go from $59.95 to $99.95. When you think external power banks or battery packs for your phone , the first name that probably comes to mind is Mophie . The plus XL is available in the same, plus deep blue. Mophie says the new Powerstation batteries with Lightning are available exclusively from Apple or Mophie direct from today. (more...)
BMW Motorrad forays into sub-500cc segment in India BMW Motorrad forays into sub-500cc segment in India
- July 18, 2018

BMW Motorrad dealers across the country have already commenced bookings for both motorcycles for a token amount of Rs 50,000. The BMW G 310 R sources power from a 313 cc, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection, which also powers the TVS Apache RR 310 and the BMW G 310 GS. (more...)
Nokia X5 Smartphone with Dual Cameras & 19:9 Display Launched in China Nokia X5 Smartphone with Dual Cameras & 19:9 Display Launched in China
- July 18, 2018

HMD Global has been a somewhat late notch adopter, but after biting the Apple-fired bullet with the Nokia X6 , the exclusive brand licensee is doubling down by officially unveiling the X5. HMD Global promises swift update to Android P when the final version of the OS gets out. The phone features dual rear camera setup with a combination of 16-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel secondary monochrome lens with f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixel size. (more...)
Your next PC VR headset will (almost) cut the cables
- July 18, 2018

The application of a single USB Type-C cable also opens up the possibility of bringing VR to small form factor devices with a USB Type-C port. The new VR standard was "purpose-built for VR" with optimizations for latency and the next-gen of VR headsets. (more...)
Audi TT Arrives With Sportier Styling And New Special Editions Audi TT Arrives With Sportier Styling And New Special Editions
- July 18, 2018

For the 2019 facelift, the entry-level TT comes with much more standard equipment. Audi will drop the lowest-powered petrol and diesel versions of its TT from the line-up when an updated version of the two-door arrives in showrooms at the end of 2018. (more...)
New Toyota Supra will offer 4-cylinder engine, 2JZ swap capability
- July 18, 2018

The new Toyota Supra is among the auto world's most closely watched sports cars, and a prototype of the new vehicle just made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. Existing Supra owners got a closed-doors invite to see the new prototype, and Toyota brought all generations together for the first time. Tada says the four cylinder will be lighter and have "much better weight distribution". (more...)
World of Warcraft has ditched the upfront fee for new players World of Warcraft has ditched the upfront fee for new players
- July 18, 2018

You can scrutinise what it added to the game here. In the past, if you wanted to jump into World of Warcraft , you had to but the Battle Chest, which contained the base game and numerous previously released expansions as a flat, upfront fee, along with needing to fork out for the monthly sub. (more...)