IT&Software


FCC Approves WattUp 'Power-At-A-Distance' Wireless Charging System
- December 27, 2017

The San Jose-based startup has got the first approval from the FCC for "power-at-a-distance" charging system. The transmitter will convert electricity into radio frequency and transfer that energy to nearby devices equipped with the receiver. (more...)
Mutko suspends Russian football role to fight Olympic lifetime ban Mutko suspends Russian football role to fight Olympic lifetime ban
- December 27, 2017

Mutko said RFU's director Alexander Alayev will become acting president for the duration of his own suspension, which could last less than six months depending on the duration of the legal proceedings. He said he had taken his decision so as not to "disrupt" the functioning of the RFU ahead of the World Cup in which the national team's prospects of even progressing beyond the first round are in doubt. (more...)
Ford Motor (F) Shares Bought by Janus Henderson Group PLC
- December 27, 2017

It has underperformed by 14.55% the S&P500. Narwhal invested in 0.3% or 29,930 shares. The Leuthold Group Llc holds 586,852 shares with $7.03 million value, up from 97,932 last quarter. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Nomura to "Hold". The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. (more...)
NORAD Center Tracks Santa NORAD Center Tracks Santa
- December 27, 2017

The Santa Tracker has traditionally been put on by the North American Aerospace Defense Command - also known as NORAD - since the mid-1950's. NORAD paired up with Alexa to track Santa's whereabouts, this year. Instead of turning the calls away, the director of operations, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff provide radar-tracked updates of Santa's location. With the app , you can also play games and buy NORAD gear. (more...)
PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues
- December 26, 2017

Nope, these days, your console of choice pretty much demands a constant internet connection, the latest system updates to be downloaded, and with more and more people buying digital downloads of games instead of purchasing the physical disc copies, that is even more need to have access to the online store. (more...)
Google reportedly planning retail stores in India as part of Pixel push Google reportedly planning retail stores in India as part of Pixel push
- December 26, 2017

Some large format retail stores have also dedicated some space to showcase the Pixel smartphones. He said the company had created a "dark room" to show that the Pixel 2 can take good pictures at night or low light. The stores could offer Google Home smart speakers, Chromecast devices, Pixel laptops, Daydream View VR headsets, and more. In 2013, Google had in partnership with BK Modipromoted Spice Group rolled out AndroidLand outlets to sell Android smartphones from brands such as Samsung, ... (more...)
Oppo A83 smartphone with full screen display, face unlock launched in China Oppo A83 smartphone with full screen display, face unlock launched in China
- December 26, 2017

It functions by scanning 128 feature facial points and OPPO claims it is as fast as a standard fingerprint reader . Separately, Oppo has launched another A-series smartphone , the Oppo A83 on its home turf. 13,630). Coming to specifications now, this is where the Oppo A75 and A75s vary in terms of storage. Measuring 156.5x76x7.5mm, the devices house a 3200mAh battery . (more...)
Android One Moto X4 now being updated to 8.0 Oreo
- December 26, 2017

Enabling fast charging is great news for current owners of the smartphone, which will get access to it once the stable version of the Oreo update is released. The LG V30 has a 5.7-inches OLED display. Battery optimizations through software will make an improvement in battery life and overall system performance. (more...)
Samsung may have a new wireless charger released alongside the Galaxy S9 Samsung may have a new wireless charger released alongside the Galaxy S9
- December 26, 2017

The South Korean company is expected to lift the lid on the Galaxy S9 features at next month's global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show (CES) in Las Vegas. What is more likely is a raft of spec upgrades, meaning that the lifecycle and capabilities of the S9 should be improved over previous generations. (more...)
LG upgrades V30 OS to Android 8.0 Oreo LG upgrades V30 OS to Android 8.0 Oreo
- December 26, 2017

Mi users might get the update within a few days or maybe in the first month of 2018. Now, the reports about Android Oreo beta show that the company has brought many upgrades in this package. 14999. The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, and dual pixel autofocus along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle with a 120-degree field of view, aperture f/2.2 and ... (more...)
Trump attends Christmas Eve mass as he spends holiday in Florida Trump attends Christmas Eve mass as he spends holiday in Florida
- December 26, 2017

On Christmas Eve , US President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own wish list. "I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and lovely phrase". The church is where he married Melania in 2005. Some offered insults, like the Socialist Party, while others attempted to demean the first lady by posting racy photos from past photoshoots. (more...)
WhatsApp to stop providing services to these smartphone after December 31st WhatsApp to stop providing services to these smartphone after December 31st
- December 26, 2017

It said that it will end support for these mobile platforms. However, the change is applicable only if you work with devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 operating platforms. Things aren't that solid for the others though, as WhatsApp notes that some features may stop functioning at any time since it isn't actively developing for any of the older crowd. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Getting Face Unlock Security Feature Due To 'Popular Demand' OnePlus 5 Getting Face Unlock Security Feature Due To 'Popular Demand'
- December 26, 2017

However, OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature is limited to software and will be available on a wider scale. After, has finally received its anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 update. However, a report by MySmartPrice alleges that OnePlus' face unlock feature infringed on patents by SensibleVision, a company specializing in facial recognition and biometric authentication tech. (more...)
Another iPhone owner sues Apple after its slowdown admission Another iPhone owner sues Apple after its slowdown admission
- December 25, 2017

Several Australian iPhone users have approached legal firms in an effort to get a class action taken against Apple who have admitted to delibetrately slowing down iPhone 5, 6 and 7, models, several have said that they want Apple to upgrade them to a new iPhone 8 for the damage they have done to their existing iPhone 7. (more...)
Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones
- December 25, 2017

The two plaintiffs, if successful in proving the need for a trial, are also seeking California and nationwide class action certification, which would automatically include all persons residing in the USA who own an iPhone 7 or earlier models. (more...)
Facebook signs Universal Music licensing deal: could it benefit influencers? Facebook signs Universal Music licensing deal: could it benefit influencers?
- December 25, 2017

Both technology giants are battling for a bigger share of people's time and music rights could help Facebook give users new ways to engage with its services. "We are excited to bring that to life on Facebook , Instagram , Oculus and Messenger in partnership with UMG ". The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although industry experts estimated that the deal would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in rights to Universal. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Smartphone with Under Display Fingerprint Sensor to Launch in March OnePlus 6 Smartphone with Under Display Fingerprint Sensor to Launch in March
- December 25, 2017

Having already launched the OnePlus 5T , which was the company's first smartphone with a 6.01-inch display and the bezel-less screen, it will be of interest what more improvements, incremental changes the OnePlus 6 will sport. Synaptics already started mass production of the under-display fingerprint sensors, and Vivo will be the first manufacturer to launch the smartphone with an under-glass fingerprint sensor. (more...)
Brokerages Expect NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) to Announce $1.15 Earnings Per Share
- December 25, 2017

Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ:MTRX) has declined 43.23% since December 24, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.87% the S&P500. Psagot Investment House Ltd increased its stake in Nice (NICE) by 16.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Looks like Julian Assange has deleted his Twitter account Looks like Julian Assange has deleted his Twitter account
- December 25, 2017

However, Assange's previous Tweets - and habit of posting personal information about individuals - might've caused him to run afoul of Twitter's regulations. Assange sought asylum in the embassy in June 2012 to escape rape charges in Sweden, which he has denied. The official Wikileaks Twitter account , which in the past has appeared to be directly controlled by Assange, is still up and running. (more...)
Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey
- December 25, 2017

A group of passengers started taking selfies with the train and railway staff when the AC local reached Churchgate at around 12.30 pm. Between December 25 and December 29, the Western Railway (WR) will run only six services between Churchgate and Borivli stations. (more...)
Shoppers Searching for Last Minute Christmas Gifts at Eastdale Mall Shoppers Searching for Last Minute Christmas Gifts at Eastdale Mall
- December 25, 2017

Argos' head of fast-track delivery, Darren Frost, said: "We know Christmas is a busy time for families so it's easy to forget essential items, or be surprised with late additions to a Christmas guest list". Australians are on track to spending $50 billion before Christmas, but the shopping won't stop there with the country's peak retail body predicting a record Boxing Day spend of $2.36 billion. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Update
- December 25, 2017

The company has also added beauty effect for Portrait Mode on the OnePlus 5 smartphone with this update. In a related development, Carl Pei, OnePlus CEO, on Twitter confirmed to released OnePlus 5T's marquee Face Unlock feature to the OnePlus 5 in coming weeks. (more...)
IPhone battery tactic earns Apple enemies IPhone battery tactic earns Apple enemies
- December 25, 2017

Several people in the U.S. are suing tech giant Apple for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates in an attempt to deliberately slow down older-model phones. It said that it had algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running at optimal performance if there is an older battery inside that can't keep up with the required power. (more...)
Apple Confirms It Slows Down Old iPhones As Their Batteries Age Apple Confirms It Slows Down Old iPhones As Their Batteries Age
- December 25, 2017

To find out what Apple has been up to, here is everything you need to know about the company slowing down your iPhone. "Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components". (more...)
Mamata remembers Mohammed Rafi on his birth anniversary Mamata remembers Mohammed Rafi on his birth anniversary
- December 24, 2017

Mohammed Rafi took the Indian music industry by storm with his impeccable voice and alluring persona. Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi has lent his voice to Bollywood superstars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor , Dharmendra and Dev Anand's movies as a playback singer. (more...)