IT&Software

Eric Schmidt stepping down as Executive Chairman of Google parent company, Alphabet

Eric Schmidt stepping down as Executive Chairman of Google parent company, Alphabet He will continue to serve on the board, the company said. No reason was provided for the change. That would seem to consolidate the power of the company's co-founders, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Alphabet President Sergey Brin . Although he will keep a position on the board, the announcement marks the end of an era - both for Schmidt, who was brought on in 2001, and for the company, which ... [Full Article...]

Apple building an Apple Watch with a built-in EKG heart monitor

Apple building an Apple Watch with a built-in EKG heart monitor Tests like electrocardiograms or EKGs, which are are commonly performed in doctors' offices, hospitals and ambulances, monitor the heart's activity for short periods, limiting their ability to spot potential abnormalities. More advanced - and useful - than a standard heart rate sensor, which operates by a method called photoplethysmography , an EKG goes above simply reading back the rhythm of the... [Full Article...]

Apple cracks down on loot boxes, forces developers to show odds

This type of rule isn't really new since other countries have been doing this due to their laws. Apple has announced a new guideline for games coming to its App Store in regards to microtransactions. So it's actually a pretty big deal for Apple to be leading the charge against microtransactions in the mobile space, especially as the controversy around them continues. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2 Best-Selling Games in 2017

Activision added that Call of Duty has now been the top-selling gaming series based on revenue for eight of the past nine years worldwide, and nine straight years in North America. So far it's earned over 90 awards and nominations. "Thank you to our players for your incredible passion and engagement", Hirschberg wrote in the press statement on Call of Duty: WWII . [Full Article...]

IOC releases Olympic kit requirements for Russian athletes

IOC releases Olympic kit requirements for Russian athletes The Russian committee said it will support athletes who compete at the 2018 Winter Games despite a ban on the national team. In an interview on Wednesday, Kusnirovich said he took the decision because of the IOC's ban on Russian Federation competing at the Games, which take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. [Full Article...]

2G verdict: Massive propaganda against UPA, says Manmohan Singh

2G verdict: Massive propaganda against UPA, says Manmohan Singh Reacting to the verdict, Dr. Singh said, "I don't want to boast anything". In his order, Special Judge OP Saini said, "There is no evidence on the record produced before the court indicating any criminality in the acts allegedly committed by the accused persons". [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Hello face recognition can be fooled with photos

Windows 10 Hello face recognition can be fooled with photos Microsoft partnered with Netflix on putting this into place, and both Intel and Nvidia have also developed GPUs that use 10 bits-per-channel for each of the RGB colors. CPU: 7th Generation Core (i3, i5, or i7 7xxx or 7Yxx) or higher processor. Those using the integrated GPU will also need version 4708 of the graphics drivers or better. [Full Article...]

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition

Facebook fights imposter accounts with facial recognition From there, you can ignore the photo, tag yourself in it, mark that it's not you, or report the photo. Users will now get word when their images pop up at the social network, according to director of applied machine learning Joaquin Quinonero Candela. [Full Article...]

Android Oreo is now available in Australia for the Nokia 8

Android Oreo is now available in Australia for the Nokia 8 We were skeptical because another recent leak suggested there would be just a single 5MP one, but it seems that render might be right, and other leak might not be entirely wrong. However, the camera setup implementation is still unknown. The spec is largely similar to the Nokia 8 from 2017, aside from the display being 18:9 - a 5.5in OLED setup, and it'll be IP68 waterproof. [Full Article...]

LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut

LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut LG also releases a new 32 "monitor with 4k resolution, the 32UK950, also capable of a maximum brightness of 600cd / m² (HDR600) and again, nano-ips panel". LG's very first 21:9 5K UltraWide monitor is loaded to the maximum with a hefty amount of screen real estate and eye-popping colors. Thunderbolt 3 can transmit both video and around while providing enough power to charge a 60W notebook computer... [Full Article...]

Web browsing comes to Amazon's Fire TV ahead of YouTube ban

Web browsing comes to Amazon's Fire TV ahead of YouTube ban Of course it's Silk and I know a lot of you don't like that browser. "We want to make it easy for customers to access the Web from the comfort of their couch." The upside: Silk offers better integration with the Fire TV remote control. We've asked Google and Amazon directly about whether the Fire TV browser will allow access to videos on YouTube.com after January 1, and we'll update this artic... [Full Article...]

Amazon may be mulling a rival to YouTube

One might be concerned that the name could invite legal trouble for Amazon but if this service is ever supposed to see the light of day, perhaps Amazon might go with a different moniker for its YouTube rival. Another website spotted that the company has been registering domain names including AlexaOpenTube.com, AmazonAlexaTube.com, and AmazonOpenTube.com which might be the initial name for the ... [Full Article...]

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Shares Bought by Lodge Hill Capital LLC

Deutsche Bank maintained AT&T Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. (NASDAQ:EA) on Friday, September 1. See Stingray Digital Group Inc. also sold $113,600 worth of Electronic Arts Inc. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range... [Full Article...]

PUBG first Xbox One update improves performance

PUBG first Xbox One update improves performance When PUBG launched in Game Preview last week, the frame rate was reportedly shoddy and there was a general low level of graphical polish - comparably to the PC version set to "Very Low". "Despite these circumstances, our development team has chose to listen to our community's feedback". More so with it hitting one million players in 48 hours on the Xbox One . [Full Article...]

Vodafone, itel will offer Rs 2100 cashback to itel A20 smartphone buyers

Vodafone, itel will offer Rs 2100 cashback to itel A20 smartphone buyers After buying the itel A20 , users will have to do Vodafone recharge of Rs 150 or more per month for 18 months. The telcos says that the recharge can be done all at once or as a one-time recharge. After the cashback, the Micromax Bharat 2 Plus, which comes with a market operating price (MOP) of Rs 3,749, will come at an effective price of Rs 1,549. [Full Article...]

Intel Corporation (INTC) Can't Be More Hot. Just Reaches 52-Week High

The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $219.02B company. The stock increased 3.82% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $46.26. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% EPS growth. Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $31.43 million activity. [Full Article...]

Apple TV Finally Returns to Amazon

Apple TV Finally Returns to Amazon The announcement comes after Amazon launched its Prime Video app on December 6, a whole seven months after first announcing its plans to join Apple's TV ecosystem. You can now buy the new Apple TV from Amazon . Prime Video brings the number of TV episodes and movies that Siri can search on Apple TV to 1.3 million. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go's New AR+ Mode Revealed, Available For iPhone 6S And Up

These improvements come care of Apple's ARKit framework , meaning they are Apple-exclusive. You also need to have a relatively recent model of the iPhone or iPad be able to use the new mode, with iPhone 6S and up, fifth generation iPads and iPad Pro models all featuring the support. [Full Article...]

We knew it! Apple does deliberately slow down older iPhones, expert claims

They are slower than when you bought them, at least according to findings from Reddit users and a developer of Geekbench , a popular benchmarking tool. It reported that there was even more of a disparity when the iPhone 6 was tested on iOS 11.2.0. However, Poole notes that iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 owners ultimately get poorer performance any way they slice it. [Full Article...]

Magic Leap finally shows off its massively hyped mixed reality headset

Magic Leap finally shows off its massively hyped mixed reality headset Use cases for this technology include telepresence, gaming, and advertising. "Here are some of the experiences we've been exploring, but they are just a jumping-off point", according to the website. "Our thought was, if we could figure out this signal and or approximate it, maybe it would be really cool to encode that into a wafer", he told Rolling Stone . [Full Article...]


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