IT&Software


Ford, Baidu to start self-driving road tests in China Ford, Baidu to start self-driving road tests in China
- November 02, 2018

Leading search engine Baidu Inc. reported slowing revenue growth in its latest reporting quarter and predicted further slowdowns toward the end of the year, as the market anticipated a return of global leader Google LLC to the world's largest internet market. (more...)
‘Grown-Ish’ Star Luka Sabbat Being Sued For ‘Failure To Influence’ ‘Grown-Ish’ Star Luka Sabbat Being Sued For ‘Failure To Influence’
- November 02, 2018

Because of this, PR Consulting now wants the $45,000 it gave Sabbat up front, plus interest and other fees for "consequential and incidental damages". Sabbat is also accused of not being photographed at least once wearing Spectacles in Milan or Paris. Snap Inc. confirmed it contracted PRC for marketing support, but did not pursue the complaint against Sabbat. (more...)
WhatsApp ads coming to the 'Status' section, exec confirms the inevitable WhatsApp ads coming to the 'Status' section, exec confirms the inevitable
- November 02, 2018

WhatsApp's original founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum started the platform with no motives to make it a monetized platform or to integrate games or gimmicks on the interface, but after acquisition by Facebook , they left the company due to these very differences. (more...)
OnePlus 6T Now Available for Purchase! OnePlus 6T Now Available for Purchase!
- November 02, 2018

If you were hoping to root or ROM your T-Mobile-bought OnePlus 6T , you can, in fact, unlock the bootloader, you'll just need to pay the phone off early. Although, Verizon won't sell it in its stores. T-Mobile only has the OnePlus 6T in the "Mirror Black" finish, not the sleeker Midnight Black. Still, at the end of the launch event, plenty of questions remained unanswered, even as sales opened via the T-Mobile store in Times Square. (more...)
Google commits 25 million USD to AI-powered humane projects Google commits 25 million USD to AI-powered humane projects
- November 01, 2018

With this Google AI Impact Challenge , the company will give United States dollars 25 million to help bring these projects to life. California-based tech giant Google announced that this grant will fund " AI for Social Good " programme's "AI Impact Challenge" contest. (more...)
Polysulfide Rubber Market Analysis 2015-2025 Growth Opportunities, Trends And Forecast Polysulfide Rubber Market Analysis 2015-2025 Growth Opportunities, Trends And Forecast
- November 01, 2018

Some of the global Top Players profiled in the Virtual Reality in Healthcare market include, 5DT, CAE Healthcare, Firsthand Technology, EON Reality, GE Healthcare, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Mimic Technologies, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Surgical Science Sweden AB, Virtual Realities, Virtually Better, Vital Images, Vuzix, WorldViz, ZSpace . (more...)
Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant join 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant join 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'
- November 01, 2018

Ultimate , an announcement that squashes recent rumors of a possible five character addition. We also hope to learn more about the Spirits mode that Nintendo hinted at in its last Direct . This time, you can knock assist trophies off the map, giving you a chance to avoid getting hit by their attacks. It is a fighter, can spit poison and will be made available post-launch. (more...)
Google's reCaptcha v3 does away with puzzles that humans need to solve
- November 01, 2018

However, now with reCAPTCHA v3 , Google claims that it is changing "how sites can test for human vs bot activities". The first tests had users type in distorted text to prove they were human while the modern equivalent has users identify objects in images. (more...)
Prepare Your Wallets, the Halloween Steam Sale Is Now Live Prepare Your Wallets, the Halloween Steam Sale Is Now Live
- November 01, 2018

To list a few highlights, the controversial sale is back in action, while other recent hits such as ($14.99), ($22.49), ($33.49), and ($14.99) have also received discounts. But hey, if you miss this sale, it's not the end of the world. As always the Steam sale tends to be the biggest, purely down to the amount of content on the platform. (more...)
The Tetris Effect Demo Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time The Tetris Effect Demo Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time
- November 01, 2018

The demo can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. The Weekend Trial Demo will require an internet connection to work, but when it works, you can play in PSVR or in 2D with HDR and 4K support on PS4 Pro. It provides a neat little twist on the classic puzzle game, especially when you enter the "Zone", which helps you stop time for a little while while you figure out your next move. (more...)
Samsung posts Q3 record profit despite mobile setback Samsung posts Q3 record profit despite mobile setback
- November 01, 2018

For the fourth quarter, Samsung expects smartphone shipments to rise, but warned that earnings will likely be hurt by increased promotional costs. Samsung, one of the industry's biggest buyers of chip-manufacturing tools, said its capital spending this year would drop by 27 percent to 31.8 trillion won (US$28 billion) from a record 43.4 trillion won last year. (more...)
How to Upgrade Your Camp in Red Dead Redemption 2 How to Upgrade Your Camp in Red Dead Redemption 2
- November 01, 2018

The game launched to reviews heaping praise on the ambitious title, but it appears fans were already convinced to purchase it, as it broke the records for most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network. As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech. (more...)
Gboard now lets you make an emoji that looks just like you Gboard now lets you make an emoji that looks just like you
- November 01, 2018

New emojis are added to Android with every big software update, and while the collection of them is now more diverse than ever before, it can still sometimes be hard to find one that looks just like you. You can customize all of them and use whichever suits your liking. Thanks to an update for the Minis sticker pack on Gboard , that's now changing. (more...)
How to get a free Google Home Mini speaker from Spotify How to get a free Google Home Mini speaker from Spotify
- November 01, 2018

Starting 1 November, if you're the account owner on a Spotify Premium Family plan in the USA, you can get a free Google Home Mini, Spotify has announced. The promotion wraps up on December 31, 2018 and is only available to Premium for Family subscribers living in the United States, so the rest of the world will unfortunately have to sit this one out. (more...)
Apple Mac Mini rises from the grave with updated everything Apple Mac Mini rises from the grave with updated everything
- November 01, 2018

While the Mac Mini doesn't look too far removed externally from its 2014 counterpart, Apple has made plenty of changes under the hood. Apple's latest mini can be configured with 4 or 6 CPU cores. Incidentally, Apple has specifically mentioned that the processors onboard the new device aren't mobile processors. The company assures the new Mac mini is 60 percent more powerful at executing graphically-intensive tasks than its predecessor. (more...)
Honda's Rugged Open Air Vehicle is one cool off-road machine Honda's Rugged Open Air Vehicle is one cool off-road machine
- November 01, 2018

Headlining a star-studded lineup of vehicles, the Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept took its bow today in the glittering environs of Las Vegas at the 2018 SEMA show. The desert runner has also been equipped with plenty of skid plates, an updated suspension and the seats from a high-performance Civic Type R , just reupholstered in waterproof material. (more...)
Gun Game, Weapons, Blackout CHANGES Gun Game, Weapons, Blackout CHANGES
- November 01, 2018

The list of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.04 patch notes is collosal, so you can read the complete changelog in full here . First and foremost, Armor - which many players have been complaining about as far back as the first Beta - has been nerfed in both Blackout and standard Multiplayer . (more...)
Foldable phone launched by Chinese company Royole Foldable phone launched by Chinese company Royole
- November 01, 2018

It has a starting price of over $1,200. The outlet adds that the device is equipped with a 16MP+20MP telephoto pairing, and can reach 80 percent capacity with 60 minutes of charging. Ice Universe also said on Twitter that CES and MWC will bring us at least three foldable devices, not including Samsung's gadget that will be unveiled next month at Samsung's SDC18 developer event. (more...)
Hypnotizing Stocks: T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) Hypnotizing Stocks: T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS)
- November 01, 2018

Executives at T-Mobile, headed by CEO John Legere, told federal regulators in August that their MetroPCS service - which has almost 21 million customers, a 27 percent share of the prepaid wireless market, according to SNL Kagan - served a different customer than Sprint's Boost and Virgin Mobile services, which have a combined share of 12 percent. (more...)
Microsoft prototyping game controllers for phones, tablets Microsoft prototyping game controllers for phones, tablets
- October 31, 2018

Papers penned by Microsoft Research have surfaced and they outline some prototype controllers for touchscreen devices, both tablets and smartphones. The research papers also show three different slide-in grip styles that can be used to increase user comfort. "Mobile gaming devices like the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo's DS and Switch are dedicated mobile gaming platforms which overcome these limitations via physical controls", reads an excerpt from the paper. (more...)
Google calls Home Hub security claims Google calls Home Hub security claims "inaccurate"
- October 31, 2018

Jerry Gamblin, a popular hacker and self-professed security advocate, posted a blog onto his site detailing security vulnerabilities in the new Google Home Hub. In addition, any communication carrying user information is authenticated and encrypted. This code means even if you ask your Google Home to unlock your door, it won't do so unless the secret code is spoken. (more...)
Honor Magic 2 visits TENAA, specs and pictures in tow Honor Magic 2 visits TENAA, specs and pictures in tow
- October 31, 2018

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Honor Magic 2 packs a 16-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera and a 24-megapixel (f/1.8) secondary camera on the rear. As we pointed out at the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 , it seems to be the year of the slider phone, with the scene set for 2019 and the backlash against the sometimes maligned notch. (more...)
A New Bubsy Game Is Coming To Nintendo Switch And PS4
- October 31, 2018

Blasphemous, have they played Bubsy 3D? In all seriousness, Bubsy: Paws on Fire does actually look like it has some passion behind it. Bubsy never got a great game but that perhaps may change with Paws on Fire . In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released a teaser trailer that you can find below. Choice Provisions have announced today that an all new Bubsy game, Bubsy : Paws on Fire , is coming to Switch, PS4 and PC in early 2019. (more...)
See What The MediEvil Remake Looks Like In Its First Trailer See What The MediEvil Remake Looks Like In Its First Trailer
- October 31, 2018

The big moment is finally here, after nearly a year since it was first announced, Sony has dropped the first trailer for the remake of one of the PlayStation's quirkiest adventure games, MediEvil . "Whether you picked up the original or never heard of the original , we know you'll love the sword swinging, perilous puzzles, and enchanting environments", wrote Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden on the PlayStation Blog . (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 smashes entertainment opening weekend records Red Dead Redemption 2 smashes entertainment opening weekend records
- October 31, 2018

The game has been hailed for its graphics, story, and incredibly engrossing open world. Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network. The game earned more in its opening weekend than "Avengers: Infinity War", which took in $640.5 million, and "The Fate of the Furious", which generated $541.9 million, according to Box Office Mojo . (more...)