IT&Software

Acer adds three thin, powerful laptops to its lineup

Acer adds three thin, powerful laptops to its lineup There's also an update to its £899/$700 Nitro 5 "casual gaming " laptop , with the latest AMD Ryzen mobile chips in addition to Radeon RX560 graphics. The Switch 7 Black Edition has an AutoStand patented kickstand, under-glass fingerprint scanner, and the 13.5-inch screen has native 2256 x 15504 resolution. [Full Article...]

Switch becomes fastest-selling console in USA history, according to Nintendo

Switch becomes fastest-selling console in USA history, according to Nintendo The news comes straight from Nintendo, and according to the company's internal sales figures the Switch is outpacing the immensely popular Wii, which pulled in 4 million sales during its first 10 months on shelves. Noire, NBA 2K18, Skyrim , and Doom . It's a tactic that consumer tech firms like Apple have also mastered: If a company can get a customer hooked into their software ecosystem, that... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever in US

According to the video at the top, Nintendo fans can see the potential addition of clients such as YouTube and Twitch, as well as the rumored Party Chat that Discord has been trying to strike a partnership with the Big N for awhile now. "The home console that players can take wherever they go launched March 3, 2017, and in 10 months has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States" Acco... [Full Article...]

LG to debut portable 4K UHD projector at CES

LG has constructed it as a sleek tower, rather than the usual short, boxy projectors you've probably encountered in office life. The tech giant's first 4K UHD projector will beam a 150in picture onto your vacant wall, despite being - according to LG - half the size of competing devices and less of an attack on your bank balance. [Full Article...]

Bubbles Froze on Mount Washington, Second Coldest Place on Earth

Bubbles Froze on Mount Washington, Second Coldest Place on Earth Mount Washington Observatory said the wind chill at New Hampshire's Mount Washington summit could hit minus 100 at some point Saturday. The wind chill could make the air feel as cold as 100 below zero. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is "home of the world's worst weather", as it is celebrated by the observatory, a non-profit organization. Tied for the No. [Full Article...]

North Korea says likely to compete in Olympics

North Korea says likely to compete in Olympics Mr Chang is believed to be travelling to Switzerland to discuss the subject, Japanese news agency Kyodo reports. The following day, Seoul offered to Pyongyang holding a senior-level, inter-governmental dialogue on January 9 at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom, which straddles the heavily guarded inter-Korean land border. [Full Article...]

Google Has Sold a Google Home Every Second Since October 19

Google Has Sold a Google Home Every Second Since October 19 Google has never been one to share specific sales numbers for its hardware devices, but in a blog post from today, the company gave us a rough idea at how many Google Home devices have shipped and the metric they used may impress you. If you want to check out the full, continually updated list, Google hosts it on its support forums . Smart speakers, which use voice recognition and virtual a... [Full Article...]

How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown, Spectre Bugs

Mo Jia, a Shanghai-based analyst with industry consultancy Canalys, said Android-based Chinese smartphones are mostly affected by Spectre , a security flaw that is more hard for hackers to exploit but is also more challenging to fix. The vulnerabilities also affect the cloud systems of Amazon , Google and Apple. The discovery of Meltdown , first reported by The Register , has been known to... [Full Article...]

Switch is the Fastest Selling Console in US History

That's the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in USA history, surpassing Nintendo's own Wii system, which was the previous record holder with more than 4 million units sold during the same timeframe. since its launch in March. The Switch has been bolstered by an incredibly strong lineup of first party games. Currently, only Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda h... [Full Article...]

Intel is rising after saying it's fixed the 'Spectre' CPU flaw

Meltdown was discovered by Google researcher Jann Horn, Werner Haas and Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology, Daniel Gruss, Moritz Lipp, Stefan Mangard and Michael Schwarz of Graz University of Technology . "If you download the latest update from Microsoft, Apple, or Linux , then the problem is fixed for you and you don't have to worry", security researcher Rob Graham said in a blog post Thu... [Full Article...]

Belkin reveals its newest Qi chargers during the run-up to CES

Belkin reveals its newest Qi chargers during the run-up to CES The start of the new year has brought forward new products from Belkin and will be catered towards users of the iPhone X , iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus . "We've been building wireless charging products for years but are excited to expand the use cases for consumers globally from beyond the desktop, countertop or bedside table to on-the-go wireless charging scenarios", said Steve Malony, general... [Full Article...]

Amazon expands Alexa to microwave ovens, headphones and other IoT devices

Amazon expands Alexa to microwave ovens, headphones and other IoT devices Interested parties can sign up to be notified when the dev tools are available. The toolkit essentially brings a lightweight solution for gadgets which lack ample processing power. Amazon wants to put Alexa in every device it can so that, no matter where you turn, its voice assistant is ready and waiting to help you. The process requires the smartphone and wearable devices to be connected for Al... [Full Article...]

Has $404000 Position in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

The stock increased 3.33% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $7.75. About 798,204 shares traded. (NYSE: APD ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Pruning Your Portfolio, Part 3: Sell Air Products" published on December 27, 2017 as well as Zacks.com's news article titled: "Air Products to Gain From Project Investments, Cost Cuts" with publication date: December 29... [Full Article...]

Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to PS4 in Japan This March

According to reports accumulating from various sources, Burnout Paradise , the critically-acclaimed 2008 entry in the crash 'em up series, is being remastered for Xbox One and PS4. Will this Burnout Paradise remaster come out for North America or other territories? The remaster will be released on March 16 and will cost 4,104 yen, which is about $36 Dollars. [Full Article...]

Many Apps Use Microphone to Track Television Habits

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, released a statement in conjunction with the press release, exclaiming how "we are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games". [Full Article...]

Verizon taps Samsung for 5G commercial launch

Verizon taps Samsung for 5G commercial launch The 5G performance has been successfully tested and tried using the millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency. "We're confident this latest standards milestone will allow us to bring 5G to market faster without compromising its long-term vision", said the company. [Full Article...]

Deschutes Portfolio Strategy LLC Cuts Holdings in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

Axa who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $680.35B market cap company. Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. The institutional investor held 37,366 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.42M, up from 30,677 at the end of the previous reported quarter. [Full Article...]

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Position Boosted by Afam Capital Inc

Bank of America Corp ( NYSE BAC ) traded up $0.14 during trading on Friday, reaching $30.33. About 56.45 million shares traded. Wells Fargo & Co set a $35.00 price target on Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) in a report released on Wednesday, December 20th. [Full Article...]

Who's affected by computer chip security flaw

Intel says it was notified about the bugs in June. The flaw is in how memory isolation works on Intel CPUs, despite the use of mechanisms such as Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which is widely used in all modern operating systems. [Full Article...]

App Store hit record $300 million in sales

App Store hit record $300 million in sales Apple acquires app development startup Buddybuild . "For iOS developers, Buddybuild can take care of all the work associated with code signing, and managing provisioning profiles for you". Apple redesigned the App Store over the past year and has made other changes, including adding search advertising, improving developer tools and introducing new ways for third-party apps to make money... [Full Article...]


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