Electronics

Buhari gives marching order to Security Chiefs on preserving Nigeria's unity

Buhari gives marching order to Security Chiefs on preserving Nigeria's unity Buhari , had Monday in a broadcast to the nation charged the security agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months in the fight against insurgents "be a sign to relax". According to him, "What IPOB is doing is legal and we are not afraid". Adesina noted that the rally organised by the youths was significant because some people he described as mischief-makers would always sa... [Full Article...]

Android Oreo: Google unveils name of Android 8, here's what's new

The Google phones will be the first in the line to get the Oreo update. As it does, users will be treated to several subtle but useful new features: the ability to minimize an app in the corner of the screen, open apps directly from a web browser with no installation required, and access new types of emoji . [Full Article...]

Did This Week's Total Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes?

Did This Week's Total Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes? Those symptoms-blurred vision , yellow or dark spots, loss of vision in the center of the eye-would appear about 12 hours after exposure, likely when you wake up the following morning. "The damage is done from the radiation from the sun, which causes the cells on the macula, which act like receptors, to fry like an egg". If so, you may want to follow advice from Dr. [Full Article...]

Google may be working on smart headphones

Google may be working on smart headphones A specific line suggests there will be a physical Google Assistant button "on the left earcup" that can be pressed to activate it for your commands. "It's your own personal Google, always ready to help", the code reads. The report also found a setup process as well as the ability for the headphones to receive OTA updates . It also appears that Google didn't include an always-on microphone with ... [Full Article...]

A mini Google Home Smart Speaker to compete with Amazon's Echo Dot

A mini Google Home Smart Speaker to compete with Amazon's Echo Dot That's according to Android Police , who don't have many concrete details about this new Chromebook Pixel yet, but suggest that it could be similar to the Bison device that we heard rumblings about previous year. Last year, Google held an event to launch the first Pixel smartphone on 4 October, so we could be seeing its replacement - and a smaller Google Home - in the next few weeks. [Full Article...]

Intel launches 8th-gen i5/i7 processors, could bring big performance to MacBooks

Intel launches 8th-gen i5/i7 processors, could bring big performance to MacBooks The company recently released its new MacBook Pros running on Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake chips in June, and the MacBook series runs on a different series of Intel chips called the Y-series. For partners, that performance boost is essential for driving sales to small businesses, according to Intel Channel Chief Todd Garrigues. The i7-8700K will have a 95 W TDP and it will be clo... [Full Article...]

Man attacks several people in Finland

Man attacks several people in Finland A manhunt is underway as police search for what they described as "more perpetrators" in the city, suggesting there may have been a brawl or even mass attack. At least three people were killed in stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany on Friday, a day after over a dozen people were killed in terror attacks in two Spanish cities, media reports said. [Full Article...]

The V30 is LG's most gorgeous handset to date

The V30 is LG's most gorgeous handset to date Apple is widely expected to announce its 10th anniversary iPhone in September, which is also expected to adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio for easier one-handed use. The fingerprint sensor will therefore double up as the home button. LG has revealed in the last few days that the LG V30 will sport an OLED FullVision display . [Full Article...]

Download: Google Search Lite app for faster and lighter search experience

Download: Google Search Lite app for faster and lighter search experience Lite web pages feature to save data while browsing. The Google Maps for Android and mobile Search feature - now rolling out - lets users ask or answer questions about a place, and read existing questions and answers about a location. [Full Article...]

Sony Unleashes PlayStation 4 Firmware 5.0 To Beta Users

Sony Unleashes PlayStation 4 Firmware 5.0 To Beta Users We've posted the notes for you below straight from Sony . Updated language support: With firmware 5.0 the PS4 user interface now supports Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese languages. If they're viewing the message on their phones through the PlayStation Messages app, the track will play on the Spotify app. This setting is set to off by default but can be ena... [Full Article...]

Android Phone Cameras to Soon Have Infrared Depth Sensors

Android Phone Cameras to Soon Have Infrared Depth Sensors CNET reports that Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon processor - used in many flagship Android phones - will incorporate infra-red 3D sensing into the camera module. Depth sensing can revolutionize standalone VR and AR headsets as tracking and object avoidance becomes more precise and hand held controllers obsolete. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 features squeezable edges

Google Pixel 2 features squeezable edges Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 series in October and release the phones to the market the same month in select developed markets, rolling it out in other regions in the following weeks. Due to a confidentiality of device diagrams and descriptions, the FCC filing didn't confirm these rumors. The FCC listing, besides revealing the aforementioned details, also revealed the smartphone t... [Full Article...]

Company Wants Nintendo To Stop Making Switch Units Over Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Company Wants Nintendo To Stop Making Switch Units Over Patent Infringement Lawsuit It's also rather unfortunate that the Nintendo Switch doesn't have, nor is it likely to have anytime soon, a proper achievements system, as plumbing Severed's hidden depths reveals unexpected extra lore and challenge. This includes selecting across five different colors for Nintendo JoyCon controllers, as well as seven different colors for the strap. Soderlund also adds that the amount of ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Surface computers lose Consumer reports backing

Microsoft's Surface computers lose Consumer reports backing However, Microsoft told CNN Tech it doesn't believe the findings accurately reflect Surface owners' "true experiences". " Microsoft's real-world return and support rates for past models differ significantly from Consumer Reports' breakage predictability", Microsoft said in an emailed statement. [Full Article...]

Playstation 4 5.0 Update Will Allow 1080-60 Twitch Streaming, And More

Playstation 4 5.0 Update Will Allow 1080-60 Twitch Streaming, And More Now, those that stream using the PS4 Pro , are getting a bit of a treat as the next firmware update unlocks 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch. Once the update is applied to either PS4 consoles, users will be able to follow anyone's account, which at present is only possible for verified accounts such as games, developers and YouTubers. [Full Article...]

The Spotify app is officially available on Xbox One

The Spotify app is officially available on Xbox One We haven't been able to test the app out yet, but if it's anything like the PlayStation 4 app that launched in March 2015, you'll be able to access the full library of Spotify music and playlists to have running behind whatever else you're doing on the console. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors seek 12 year prison term for Vice-Chairman of Samsung

Prosecutors seek 12 year prison term for Vice-Chairman of Samsung Park also sought jail terms for other Samsung executives related to the case, including 10 years for Choi Gee-sung, former head of Samsung's corporate strategy office. The defense reiterated Lee's denial of wrongdoing, questioning whether the prosecution was relying on public sentiment to secure a prison term for Lee, 49, whose father, the group patriarch Lee Kun-hee, was hospitalized in 2014. [Full Article...]

Latest Pixel 2 Leak Shows Google's Stuck in the Past

Latest Pixel 2 Leak Shows Google's Stuck in the Past While the phone does a great job when it comes to specs and features, it lacks in a few other areas, where the nearly year-old Google Pixel XL even outshines it in some aspects. But, unlike a year ago, at least there's a speaker housed in the bottom bezel. However, we do have a new report now, which gives us an idea of what to expect from this year's smaller of the two pixels and in fact, there ... [Full Article...]

Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings

Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings App developers need to be aware of this change, especially if they've received low ratings due to quality issues in the past: Unless you're highly ranked, searches in the Play Store likely account for quite a few of your installs and this change could cause that number to drop. [Full Article...]

Spotify said to be coming soon to Xbox One

One important piece had been missing though, with Xbox owners clamoring for Spotify to make an official app for Xbox One. Of course, this is all speculation at this point based on a single image, but many users have long asked for Spotify to bring their service to the Xbox One console. [Full Article...]


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