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Quicker Raspberry Pi 3 Arrives With Model B+ Launch Quicker Raspberry Pi 3 Arrives With Model B+ Launch
- March 15, 2018

Already popular among the maker crowd, the new Pi version should be easier to integrate into products, as it ships with modular compliance certification for the new dual-band Wi-Fi. The price remains the same too, meaning it'll cost $35/£30 at the usual suppliers. Raspberry Pi released the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B about two years ago. (more...)
Apple to hold annual software developer conference in June Apple to hold annual software developer conference in June
- March 14, 2018

However, Apple hasn't been shy about teasing new hardware at the event too, even with its software focus. San Jose, CA, June 4-8 When technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life. While not many details have been given surrounding the new software, we did hear a little while ago Apple plans to refine the experience of using iOS 12 while also offering cross-platform compatibility between iOS and macOS. (more...)
Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day
- March 11, 2018

That's because the date Mar.10 looks like the name "Mario". While that sounds like a risky combo, Google is simply changing the driver's icon in Google Maps to a digital Mario motoring along in his staple red kart. This is far from the first time that Google Maps has participated in gaming-inspired map themes, most of which have been Nintendo-related. So if you unlock the game's premium features through in-app purchase, it will cost you just $4.99 instead of 9.99. (more...)
DARK SOULS: REMASTERED NETWORK TEST AND SOLAIRE OF ASTORA amiibo ANNOUNCED DARK SOULS: REMASTERED NETWORK TEST AND SOLAIRE OF ASTORA amiibo ANNOUNCED
- March 10, 2018

As a newly minted Dark Souls amiibo, Solaire was highly sought out by some fans, which were rudely awakened when they found out that he was a GameStop exclusive. Details of the network test's release date, timings and availability have not yet been announced . Dark Souls : Remastered , the remaster of the genre-defining and beloved original Dark Souls game will be available on May 25, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch , Xbox One , PlayStation 4 and Steam on PC. (more...)
Samsung unveiled its new invisible TV with Bixby support Samsung unveiled its new invisible TV with Bixby support
- March 10, 2018

Samsung's 2018 line features new innovations that enrich the lives of consumers by reimagining how TV integrates into the living room, how consumers enjoy their content, and how they interact with their devices. When the TV is turned off, it doesn't need to be simply black, as the Ambient mode allows users to showcase important information instead. Premium UHD : Models in the 2018 Premium UHD TV lineup include NU8500 and NU8000. (more...)
Today is International Women's Day: the Date's History and Mission Today is International Women's Day: the Date's History and Mission
- March 09, 2018

Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now". Time for an end to violence. March 8th is International Women's Day , a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout history. He pointed out that United Nations had now reached gender parity for the first time in his senior management team, adding "I am determined to achieve this throughout the Organisation". (more...)
Mario Tennis Aces arrives on June 22 Mario Tennis Aces arrives on June 22
- March 09, 2018

Since it's inception on the Nintendo 64 in 2000, Nintendo has gone on to release seven games under the Mario Tennis name. The game will be swinging its rackets your way starting on June 22, giving the company yet another strong game for the summer season. (more...)
James Harden is Wearing a Call of Duty James Harden is Wearing a Call of Duty
- March 07, 2018

Here is what Treyarch had to say about the new game mode. There are now no official details about what the 2018 Call of Duty game will be or when it will be released. The original reports come from self-styled industry insider Marcus Sellars - whose track record is patchy at best when it comes to leaks, with parts of the leak being verified by Eurogamer . (more...)
Qualcomm says Broadcom knew about CFIUS investigation Qualcomm says Broadcom knew about CFIUS investigation
- March 06, 2018

Department of the Treasury on Sunday in an official statement . Based on a count of more than half of the votes already cast, Broadcom would win a majority of Qualcomm's board seats, according to information obtained by Bloomberg . Analyst Stacy Rasgon at Bernstein Research doesn't see much likelihood that the CFIUS national security review would find grounds to block a merger. (more...)
Putin tells USA to send evidence of vote meddling Putin tells USA to send evidence of vote meddling
- March 05, 2018

McFaul added that "even 10 years ago, Putin's speech today threatening to attack America in new ways with nuclear weapons would have been sensational news, demanding a response from our president". Although Putin said his announcement was meant to get the attention of the USA, he also said he was open to talks with Washington. Underscoring the tension, Russian Federation called off strategic talks with the US set for this month after a Washington delegation snubbed a meeting on ... (more...)
Blizzard teases Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch Blizzard teases Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch
- March 04, 2018

Earlier this week, Blizzard tweeted a video of Diablo , the Lord of Terror, the Prime Evil, the Dark Lord, in the form of a nightlight being switched on and off. Boyes, who now serves as CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios, acknowledges that porting the title to Nintendo's new platform won't be easy, but he's sure that his team will be up to the task. (more...)
Facebook pumps the brakes on its secondary News Feed, 'Explore' Facebook pumps the brakes on its secondary News Feed, 'Explore'
- March 03, 2018

The Explore Feed experiment only ran in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Bolivia, Cambodia, Serbia and Slovakia, and it was also made available as an option to Facebook users in the US . MPs and officials in the USA have questioned the site, along with other internet giants such as Google and Twitter, over their policing of such content as well as the use of their platforms to create political discourse. (more...)
Silicon Valley's White Male Panic Takes Root at Google Silicon Valley's White Male Panic Takes Root at Google
- March 03, 2018

Indeed, Wilberg's claim of discrimination against majority groups mimics the culture war around diversity being waged inside Google, where employees advocating for increased diversity have been reprimanded for offending white men. Wilberg stated that past year and in 2016, he and other recruiters were told to approve or dismiss candidates based exclusively on whether they were women, black or Latino. (more...)
Asus launches iPhone X clone ZenFone 5 - complete with notch
- March 02, 2018

Asus will be shipping three variations of the Zenfone 5Z. Asus Zenfone 5Z , Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5 Lite were revealed earlier today at the ongoing Mobile World Congress . MobileSyrup has reached out to Asus for Canadian pricing and availability and will update this article when it arrives. Featuring a different physical design altogether, this particular device also comes with a rather peculiar camera setup. (more...)
Johnny Sexton fit to face Wales despite sore back, says Rory Best Johnny Sexton fit to face Wales despite sore back, says Rory Best
- February 26, 2018

Scotland also had a record turnout the same weekend and it shows how healthy the women's game is at the moment - it's an exciting time for women's rugby. " Rory Best is going to grab Andrew Porter for the first scrum and make sure Andrew is ready to go". As is frequently the case in modern Test match rugby, the team which succeeds at the breakdown will win the spoils. (more...)
Android Pay, Google Wallet get the chop in favour of Google Pay Android Pay, Google Wallet get the chop in favour of Google Pay
- February 22, 2018

Google has begun rolling out its united payments platform, which brings Android Pay and Google Wallet together under one brand. In fact, uniting the two platforms isn't entirely complete, with Google Wallet's peer-to-peer payments continuing as a separate app called Google Pay Send - a rebrand of the Google Wallet app, though the company is promising an integrated experience in the U.S. (more...)
Ferrari 488 Pista: price, specs and release Ferrari 488 Pista: price, specs and release
- February 22, 2018

Pista means track in Italian-Ferrari could have named its latest Pizza and we'd still want one. The Ferrari 488 Pista will be physically revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show . Driving dynamics of the auto have been improved due to the introduction of version 6 of the Side-Slip Angle Control system. But Ferrari isn't very good at releasing exact top speed figures, though, so it simply says the Pista can do "in excess of 211mph" as its top speed . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ specs detailed, new images ready Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ specs detailed, new images ready
- February 20, 2018

Laser focus and OIS are also said to be part of the optics for the side of this front cameras which also on the 2 sides boast of an 8MP sensor with a f/1.7 aperture. More expected features include f/1.5 aperture, optical image stabilisation and dual-pixel autofocus. Let's check out what we know about the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus ahead of launch. (more...)
Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS
- February 17, 2018

After closing the Photos app and opening it again, you'll see a new option in the Import drop-down menu, letting you copy photos from your phone to your PC wirelessly. "We knew that students often captured on multiple phones or tablets, but leveraged a single "project" PC to assemble their media and create their final project". (more...)
HomePod white ring issue confirmed by Apple HomePod white ring issue confirmed by Apple
- February 16, 2018

The marks should be able to be cleaned off and will fade gradually anyway, the brand says. Apple has since acknowledged the issue and updated its support page for the HomePod with additional details about the smart speaker and how its silicone base interacts with certain surfaces. (more...)
Victoria Beckham says Spice Girls won't reunite for new tour Victoria Beckham says Spice Girls won't reunite for new tour
- February 15, 2018

Brooklyn wore a dark blue blazer, white shirt, dark trousers, olive green slip-on sneakers, a yellow beanie, and a silver chain necklace. But Brooklyn was instead seen in Los Angeles, where he's been helping Chloe to celebrate her 21st birthday. (more...)
Blackcaps look to keep tri-series finals hopes alive against England Blackcaps look to keep tri-series finals hopes alive against England
- February 15, 2018

England won the toss and elected to bowl Tuesday in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series Twenty20 cricket global against New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium. On a pitch that appeared worn and torn, Buttler won the toss and elected to bowl, only for Guptill and Williamson to put on 82 for the second wicket partnership. (more...)
There's no virtual reality on the horizon for Sea of Thieves There's no virtual reality on the horizon for Sea of Thieves
- February 15, 2018

Sea of Thieves will feature microtransactions, like most games released these days. Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves will not feature any loot boxes at all. A few months after launch, Rare is planning to drop its first major update, which will bring in a new system called Ship Captaincy. That update will introduce microtransactions to the game. (more...)
Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps
- February 14, 2018

Reply is created to work with a number of popular messaging services, including Google Hangouts and Allo , Whatsapp , Facebook Messenger , Android Messages , Skype , Twitter direct messages and Slack . According to TechCrunch , there is a Do Not Disturb mode that can switch on when a user is driving, as well as a vacation responder that automatically checks your calendar to let others know you aren't working. (more...)
Apple's security challenged as former intern leaks iOS source code Apple's security challenged as former intern leaks iOS source code
- February 11, 2018

Plus, Apple said the leaked code is three-years-old, so there is no need to panic. The company wants its consumers to stay up to date with their iOS . "There are many layers of hardware and software protections built in to our products, and we always encourage customers to update to the newest software releases to benefit from the latest protections", Apple said in its statement. (more...)
New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality
- February 09, 2018

Keep an eye on email regarding the details to get an access to this update. In system software update 5 .00 we introduced a range of parental control enhancements. We're adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the "Purchased" tab in the Library. In addition, you can also prevent recurring ones coming back again. (more...)
OnePlus 5T available in Lava Red for a few days this February OnePlus 5T available in Lava Red for a few days this February
- February 06, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, OnePlus has made a decision to unveil a Lava Red OnePlus 5T smartphone. The company has unveiled a "Lava Red"-coloured OnePlus 5T". Like the standard OnePlus 5T, there's an all-metal build with a matte texture and black accents (like the bezels around the screen). The metal casing and metal buttons are all one of two shades of red. (more...)
Snow and ice warning issued for Northumberland Snow and ice warning issued for Northumberland
- February 06, 2018

Both opportunities for spraying and drying will be limited in the coming days as a result of the cold, wintry weather. Met Eireann's general forecast states: " Today will be cold and frosty this morning with icy patches". "Sleet, snow and hail showers will affect the Northern Isles, northwest Highlands and Hebrides during Tuesday, while elsewhere it will be sunny". "Total snow accumulation by the end of the week expected to be 20 to 30 centimetres [12 inches] over the hills". (more...)
IPhone 2018 Release Date: Rumored to Come out in September? IPhone 2018 Release Date: Rumored to Come out in September?
- February 06, 2018

Only the iPhone SE remains unaffected by the price change which is now assembled in the country. There has been an increase of up to 3.6 percent in the prices of iPhone models and up to 8.3 percent for Apple Watch variants. Cupertino tech giant Apple seems to have landed in the soup as the $1,000 iPhone X owners are now complaining that they are experiencing screen delays on incoming calls. (more...)
The Latest Monster Hunter World Update Has Arrived with Fixes The Latest Monster Hunter World Update Has Arrived with Fixes
- February 05, 2018

As well as fixes for matchmaking and SOS flares, issues with the Hunting Horn have also been sorted, among other things. The new patch addresses many of these issues and Capcom says Xbox One owners should no longer have any trouble with filtered searches, matchmaking, SOS system or Squad sessions. (more...)
Essential Phone to skip Android 8.0 due to 'stability issues' Essential Phone to skip Android 8.0 due to 'stability issues'
- February 03, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo is undoubtedly the most advanced Android update till date and for that very same reason, people around the world have been waiting for this update on their respective Android smartphones. You wouldn't want to end up in the same boat as users of a certain Android One device, right? By this we mean this small team might not be able to fix huge problems. (more...)
PS4 boosted in Japan after strong Monster Hunter debut PS4 boosted in Japan after strong Monster Hunter debut
- February 01, 2018

The buzz leading up to the release of Monster Hunter World was considerable, and it seems like Capcom is now reaping the rewards. If you log in today and don't see it for some reason, you may just need to wait a few days for it to get to you. (more...)
World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order
- February 01, 2018

You will discover the kingdom of Kul Tiras and the lands of the ancient empire of Zandalar, plunder uncharted islands, and be able to unlock six new race variants, including the Nightborne Elves , Highmountain Tauren , and Zandalari Trolls as part of the Horde , and the Void Elves , Lightforged Draenei and Dark Iron Dwarves if you join the Alliance . (more...)
Apple is reportedly slashing iPhone X production in half Apple is reportedly slashing iPhone X production in half
- January 30, 2018

Apple is believed to have started considering an increase to proportion of liquid crystal display iPhone models by reducing production of the OLED screen models scheduled for release this year. The iPhone X may have been the best-selling smartphone of the Christmas quarter, but sales momentum was apparently lost after that. The most-affordable version of the flagship starts at $999 in USA, while in other markets it is considerably more expensive even when accounting for the difference in ... (more...)
Monster Hunter World Ships 5 Million Copies In The First 3 Days Monster Hunter World Ships 5 Million Copies In The First 3 Days
- January 30, 2018

Both the Ryu and Sakura armours can be equipped by male or female hunters, switching your character's voice to match Ryu or Sakura. "Bring that, along with other necessary materials, to the Smithy and you got yourself a Ryu armor set!" Details are scarce right now, but a special event will be released in the near future so Xbox gamers can make their hunters look like Ryu as well. (more...)
US Mulls Building Nationalized 5G Network as Protection From China US Mulls Building Nationalized 5G Network as Protection From China
- January 30, 2018

Monday's response from the telecom industry to a leaked memo that revealed the US administration was considering building its own 5G network to bring super-fast Internet to consumers and businesses - a government effort created to thwart what the Administration and some lawmakers say is potential Chinese espionage - was fast and pointed. (more...)
Tory MPP Says She Shared Information About Brown To Campaign Brass Tory MPP Says She Shared Information About Brown To Campaign Brass
- January 29, 2018

In the wake of Patrick Brown's resignation , Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has been named as the interim leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. Bennett said in an e-mail on Saturday to interim leader Vic Fedeli and several party members. Fedeli told reporters that he respects the decision and will be a candidate for the permanent leadership. (more...)
Apple details the energy use of its always-on HomePod speaker Apple details the energy use of its always-on HomePod speaker
- January 27, 2018

But what are their particular qualities, and what do they do well and badly? A speaker and a home assistant , it's a little on the pricier side of the scale for £320. There's no word on the device's potential availability in other countries yet. If your computer is a Mac and your smartphone is an iPhone - and you wouldn't have it any other way - then the HomePod's cost probably doesn't even bother you. (more...)
Controversial football league XFL set to return in 2020 Controversial football league XFL set to return in 2020
- January 26, 2018

The new version will have eight teams, like the first XFL, with a 10-game schedule. "Every city is on our radar", he said, adding that it only makes sense for the XFL to land in cities where "they play football". McMahon said the XFL would be "Football reimagined". We're not going to have any social issues involved. "The landscape for sports and entertainment has changed dramatically, I think you could argue, in McMahon's favor", Carter said, as digital media companies now compete to ... (more...)
Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge
- January 25, 2018

The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 is IP41-rated, and drop tested up to 122 cm / 48 inches. Users also have the option to include LTE connectivity. The optional stylus powered by Wacom® EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology (2) can be used with the Chromebook to provide an excellent digital writing experience that mimics actual pen and paper. (more...)
Google Audiobooks Launches in 45 Countries Google Audiobooks Launches in 45 Countries
- January 25, 2018

We're also told, you can use an Android/iOS device , web browser or a smart speaker/device with Google Assistant on board to listen to the titles you've purchased. Just like Audible, which, of course, is owned by Amazon. The company is rolling out on Play and the Google Play Books app works with both Android and iOS. (more...)
Apple Backports Meltdown Patch to Older macOS Versions Apple Backports Meltdown Patch to Older macOS Versions
- January 25, 2018

These are created to tackle vulnerabilities with Meltdown and Spectre on older MacBooks that use macOS Sierra and OS X El Captain. As CNET spotted, Apple posted about the security updates on its support site. The Meltdown issue was first disclosed at the beginning of the month alongside another issue called Spectre that many companies have said is harder to exploit. (more...)
MX will fight tariffs on washers, solar panels
- January 25, 2018

President Trump continued his America-first agenda on Monday by passing a 4 year tariff on all solar panel imports from the Asian country. Instead, the USA would use a range of trade policy "sticks" to address the widening trade deficit with China such as anti-dumping actions and investigations into unfair trade practices and violations of intellectual property rights. (more...)
Klopp provides fitness update on Salah ahead of Swansea clash Klopp provides fitness update on Salah ahead of Swansea clash
- January 23, 2018

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com earlier this week: "Virgil was back yesterday and completely fine". Reds' Captain Jordan Henderson and full-back Alberto Moreno have recovered from their respective hamstring and ankle injuries and could play some part, should Klopp require back-up tonight. (more...)
Intel recommends PC users avoid their Spectre patch Intel recommends PC users avoid their Spectre patch
- January 23, 2018

Earlier in January, Windows halted updates to computers with chips made by AMD when reports surfaced that some computers shut down and couldn't be rebooted after users installed the updates. That's because manufacturers deliver the Spectre and Meltdown updates to the chips through a different program. For more information on how to update a PC with a vulnerable chip, see CNET's guide on keeping Windows computers safe from Meltdown . (more...)
Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube
- January 21, 2018

The policy in question features a controversial change to its monetization system and feeds growing concerns about the way YouTube treats it's content creators. These manual reviews are expected to be completed by mid-February in the U.S., and by the end of March in all other markets where Google Preferred is offered. (more...)
Canadian man's snow vehicle tricks police, gets 'ticket' Canadian man's snow vehicle tricks police, gets 'ticket'
- January 20, 2018

The work of art, which loosely resembles an iconic DeLorean, gained a finishing touch in the form of a real windscreen wiper, which Laprise found on the floor while crafting the project. Simon Laprise is a designer. A confused policeman stopped to see if it was real, as cars aren't allowed to be kept in a snow removal zone in Canada. (more...)
Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown
- January 20, 2018

Apple will give users the option to turn off a feature that temporarily slows down older iPhones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns, chief executive Tim Cook has said. The resulting uproar saw the company accused of deliberately slowing down older devices to encourage users to buy new ones, a practice known as "planned obsolescence". (more...)
Apple vows to contribute $350 billion to United States economy, create 20000 jobs Apple vows to contribute $350 billion to United States economy, create 20000 jobs
- January 18, 2018

According to provisions in the tax bill, companies are required to pay a one-time tax on foreign-held income - regardless of whether they choose to bring that money back to the United States or not. The company has data centres in seven states. The company, which opened a new headquarters in Cupertino past year, said it also plans to open another site in the US focused initially on employees who provide technical support to Apple product users. (more...)
Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity
- January 17, 2018

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham , a Democrat and Republican respectively who were in the meeting, have confirmed to the press the reports that Trump said the words "sh-hole countries" to describe individuals from African nations and had disparaging remarks toward Haitians being part of an immigration deal - all as part of a conversation about how the USA accepts immigrants. (more...)