Tech


Google readies new phones, gadgets
- October 05, 2016

Google launched an aggressive challenge to Apple and Samsung introducing its own new line of smartphones called Pixel , . Home , Google's new smart speaker, will be able to use voice to control Netflix and other vid. - Free unlimited storage for photos and videos at original quality with Google Photos. The Daydream View is a step up for Google and is part of their effort to make the Daydream platform and ecosystem into a tangible commercial product for the masses. (more...)
New York Times Goes Deeper on Hillary's Role in Discrediting Bill's Affairs
- October 05, 2016

One way he said Hillary plans on making college more affordable is by increasing work study and Pell Grants, Clinton said. MI could be the key to the White House, which is why both campaigns have been stopping here so often. Guerra also laid heavy emphasis on voting efforts and support of fellow Democrats who will appear on November's ballot. Taylor says she is ready to vote for Hillary Clinton , but wanted to hear what Bill Clinton had to say. (more...)
Likely Pa. voters say Hillary Clinton won debate
- October 04, 2016

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 7 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 3 percent. When those same pollsters interviewed voters September 22-24, just days before last week's debate at Hofstra University, Trump led Clinton, 39 percent to 38 percent, with Johnson at 9 percent and Stein at 4 percent. (more...)
Nissan sales rise 4.9 pct., bucking forecasts of down month Nissan sales rise 4.9 pct., bucking forecasts of down month
- October 04, 2016

Honda Motor Co. said its sales fell 0.1 percent from a year earlier period, missing analyst estimates for a 1.6 percent increase. Automakers reported mixed US sales results in September as demand for new cars and trucks sputtered. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada was the only Detroit 3 automaker to suffer a sales decrease in Canada in September. Through August, sales were running 0.6 percent ahead of last year's pace, and analysts are split on whether this year will finish up a little or ... (more...)
Paris 2016: Land Rover Discovery - The Fifth Generation
- October 02, 2016

The new Discovery - the fifth in the series or fourth if you regard the Mk III and Mk IV to b effectively the same auto - was launched this evening by Zara Phillips, Sir Ben Ainslie, Bear Grylls and 5.8 million Lego bricks, a new world record. (more...)
Blackberry to stop producing smartphones in-house
- October 01, 2016

The latest phone from BlackBerry is called DTEK60 and looks the very same as an Alcatel IDOL 4S, one of the phones produced by TCL. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said this week the company would stop making phones and focus its attention on the more profitable and growing software business. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement Program Hits Australia Tomorrow
- October 01, 2016

We assumed that this could apply to the U.S., or at least a date that's close, but it seems that we might be wrong. This is according to a planning document that they have obtained that revealed the date. "After a thorough investigation, fire investigators did not find a cause for the fire", it said. Huawei was in first place in both quarters with 16 percent, followed by Vivo and Xiaomi at 13 percent. (more...)
There's a Pretty Serious Security Flaw in iOS 10's Back-Ups There's a Pretty Serious Security Flaw in iOS 10's Back-Ups
- October 01, 2016

Security researcher Luca Todesco surprised his followers on September 21 when he posted a picture of his phone showing a successful attempt to breach Apple iOS 10.0.1. And once an attacker unlocks the backup, they can gain direct access to person's device data in its saved state, including the keychain file that normally stores all the user's login and password credentials. (more...)
Next Year's iPhone Will Be Called The iPhone 8 [Rumor] Next Year's iPhone Will Be Called The iPhone 8 [Rumor]
- September 29, 2016

The iPhone 8 will have a better camera than iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. There is another Apple headquarters in Haifa, which has about 200 employees, according to Business Insider . The latest information on the iPhone 8 development comes from a source at Apple's Herzliya office. There are about 800 employees at Apple's Herzliya office, which is around four-years-old and situated approximately 15km north of Tel Aviv city centre. (more...)
Amazon's new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa Voice Remote Amazon's new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa Voice Remote
- September 29, 2016

The Fire TV stick is an HDMI dongle that plugs into the TV to access online video services. Amazon's all-new Fire TV Stick will be released on October 20th, but you can preorder the device today. Do you own an Alexa enabled device and do you find it useful? Finding and enjoying apps and games will be easier too with new support for a customizable apps list on the home screen. (more...)
Ford launches 5-door Fiesta ST | New Release Ford launches 5-door Fiesta ST | New Release
- September 29, 2016

Usually only available in three-door hatch layout, the five-door Fiesta ST takes on the same hot hatch personality only it opens up more cabin space. Ford says that it anticipates sales of the new five-door Fiesta ST will make up about 25% of the model's overall sales in Europe moving forward. (more...)
Students gathered to watch the first Presidential debate
- September 28, 2016

We'll have posts in the future for the second and third presidential debates, as well as the vice presidential debate featuring Mike Pence and Tim Kaine. Brandon Nathan, a senior business major at Lane, said his mind was already made up, but that he didn't want to disclose his vote. "I think tonight's going to be a pretty telling event to make sure that suddenly that 20 or 30 percent of undecideds really begin to start locking in on one or the other", he said. (more...)
Innovative Cloud Lead Management System to Be Released by Voiptime Innovative Cloud Lead Management System to Be Released by Voiptime
- September 27, 2016

The Voiptime Cloud LMS is aimed to help businesses, especially those, working with sales by phone, to boost productivity by organizing and managing leads, storing communication history and enabling to call customers more effectively. Head of Sales will be able to track lead statuses, assign new leads to staff members and monitor communication process. Information about all clients may be shared within sales team and passed easily from one Sales Agent to another. (more...)
Westbrook: Westbrook: "I haven't talked to him"
- September 27, 2016

I'm not going out and meeting Russell by his vehicle. You can add one of the most outspoken personalities in the industry today to the list of National Basketball Association pundits who expect for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook to put up eye-popping numbers during the 2016-17 season now that he's the team's true alpha dog. (more...)
Snapchat debuts $130 smart sunglasses Snapchat debuts $130 smart sunglasses
- September 27, 2016

No release date has been announced for Spectacles , but the glasses will retail at $130, with three different colors to choose from. You'll need to pop the glasses in the case each night as the built-in battery lasts around a day. Some reviewers note that Snapchat's entrance into the hardware market with the launch of Spectacles may give it an edge over competitors. The company took years to develop the device and Siegel refers to the product as a "toy" for the users. (more...)
Why it's so hard to find a jet-black iPhone 7
- September 27, 2016

After all, an Apple iPhone release is a sure bet for stock increases. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus take the world's most popular camera and make it even better with entirely new camera systems. This allows faster processing while using less power. And while it has still earned raves for its camera performance and speed, while getting slammed for its lack of a headphone jack, it has also earned a lot of critical, if not outright negative comments regarding its subpar battery life. (more...)
'Birth of a Nation' launches voter registration initiative 'Birth of a Nation' launches voter registration initiative
- September 27, 2016

Since its inception in 2004, the organization has amassed over 15,000 volunteers nationwide to work at local concerts, events, etc., to promote voter registration. The League of Women Voters has 96 years of history as a powerful national network that empowers people every day to tackle the most important issues and improve government. (more...)
Breeland among 4 Redskins starters knocked out by injuries
- September 26, 2016

Eli Manning, who entered Week 3 with the best completion percentage (73.9) in the National Football League, went 25 of 38 for 350 yards and a touchdown. Usually regarded as the third phase of the game, special teams became the focal point on Sunday ... The drive was helped along by a fake punt and a 31-yard completion from punter Tress Way to Quinton Dunbar. (more...)
SolarCity raises $305m in second cash equity transaction SolarCity raises $305m in second cash equity transaction
- September 23, 2016

Those assets are contracted to create $3.1 billion in future payments on a net present value basis, and SolarCity expects to continue executing additional transactions in the future in order to monetize its contracted cashflows. Mok maintained his hold rating on SolarCity stock. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. (more...)
Google takes aim at rivals with 'smart' messaging app Google takes aim at rivals with 'smart' messaging app
- September 23, 2016

Or, that moment when you want to get answers to some out-of-the-box questions, or want to plan an outing with friends to the new cafe in town? Google responded in a statement: "We've given users transparency and control over their data in Google Allo". (more...)
Apple, McLaren have been discussing a potential acquisition for months Apple, McLaren have been discussing a potential acquisition for months
- September 22, 2016

While McLaren is well-known in the world of supercars and Formula One, it's not a mass market company - it reported $617 million in revenue for the entire year of 2015. But a McLaren spokesman said: 'We can confirm that we are not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment'. Apple is interested in McLaren for its technology, engineering prowess and patent portfolio, the newspaper said , citing the people briefed on the talks. (more...)
Toronto market posts triple-digit gain as oil and U.S. markets rise Toronto market posts triple-digit gain as oil and U.S. markets rise
- September 22, 2016

North American stock markets ended Tuesday mostly flat, as the focus zeroed in on the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day meeting on monetary policy. In commodities, the November contract for crude oil gained 19 cents at US$44.05, while the October contract for natural gas climbed 11 cents to US$3.05 per mmBtu. (more...)
LeEco Unveils Le Pro 3 Smartphone LeEco Unveils Le Pro 3 Smartphone
- September 22, 2016

LeEco is another Chinese vendor making its mark slowly into the smartphone industry by pulling out smartphones boasting high-end specifications available in a very friendly budget. In terms of connectivity, the LeEco Le Pro 3 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth v4.2, apart from USB Type-C. If you were really excited about the 8GB variant, you will have to be disappointed as the company has unveiled two variants with 4 gigs and 6 gigs of RAM respectively. (more...)
What to do with a wet iPhone 7
- September 21, 2016

In the Geekbench tests, Apple's single-core Geekbench test numbers were nearly twice its nearest competitor with the A10 scoring 3450 to the Samsung Galaxy S7's 1806. Some even said they could hear "birds", even "clouds", "sprinkler" in iPhone 7! Since YouTuber Callux dropped his iPhone from a helicopter so you don't have to, you might want to give him the attention he deserves and see how it all looks like. (more...)
A National Law On Autonomous Cars Is Probably A Long Way Off A National Law On Autonomous Cars Is Probably A Long Way Off
- September 19, 2016

Uber has announced the launch of its pilot program of autonomous Uber vehicles in Pittsburgh. A sentiment no doubt shared by Uber drivers who, in addition to being exploited by Uber itself, are in no hurry to add robots to the list of ride competitors driving down prices. (more...)