Electronics

Author: 0 Samsung points to 48% quarterly profit surge

Sales hit 50 trillion won, up 0.44 percent on year but down 6.24 percent on quarter, suggesting the world's largest chipmaker that is also a leader in smartphones and home appliances has done well in high-end products. If it proves to be true, this confident prediction by Samsung will see the company trump both its results for the same period a year ago, as well as their troubled holiday quarter.

Electronics Apple receives permit to test Self-driving cars on Public roads
Author: 0 Apple receives permit to test Self-driving cars on Public roads

This comes with the news that Apple has been granted permission by California's Department of Motor Vehicles to test self-driving cars on the streets of California. In early 2016, CEO Tim Cook fielded a question at the company's annual shareholder meeting about developing a vehicle, to which he provided a cryptic response that neither confirmed nor denied the project.

Author: 0 Cleveland police seek suspect in Facebook homicide video

Police asked that residents of Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI be on alert because the suspect "may be out of state". The suspected shooter posted a video to Facebook that showed him sitting in his auto, police say, while parked by 600 block of East 93rd Street.

Author: 0 Microsoft Patches Windows Exploits Shadow Brokers Allegedly Stole From NSA

Files released by " Shadow Brokers " also suggest the NSA exploited weaknesses in Microsoft Windows products. So if you are running Windows 7 or newer and all updates are installed, the NSA Windows hacks leak shouldn't affect you. The Shadow Brokers returned to ruin Easter weekend with a new batch of Windows exploits and attacks on the SWIFT banking system that leverage Cisco router flaws.

Electronics Apple plans to test self-drivings cars in California
Author: 0 Apple plans to test self-drivings cars in California

Now that it has its permit, the company appears poised to begin testing its software on public roads in California. Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars on the streets of California. As per The Verge report, "Late previous year, Apple submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it said that it was " investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many ...

Author: 0 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Release Date & Multiplayer Details Revealed

This weekend Star Wars fans gathered for the annual Star Wars Celebration event. When the title for Episode VIII was revealed to be Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in February, fans questioned whether the " Jedi" was meant to be singular or plural, sparking a storm of theories about the "Last Jedi" that's left open for interpretation.

Author: 0 Star Wars Battlefront II - Full Reveal Trailer

Although interest in Star Wars: Battlefront is clear since it has sold over 4 million copies on Xbox One, and more than double that number on PS4, the game's experience has evolved through the four expansions that have come along since its release in 2015.

Electronics DeLaet, Donald share lead after 2 rounds at RBC Heritage
Author: 0 DeLaet, Donald share lead after 2 rounds at RBC Heritage

The Weyburn, Sask., native followed up his career-best 6-under 65 in the first round with a 67 on Friday to share the lead with Luke Donald midway through the RBC Heritage. "It was nice to get off to a good start", Donald said. Poulter arrived at Hilton Head needing to earn $US 145, 000 combined in this week's event and next week's Valero Texas Open to be assured of being afforded Full 2017 Tour status after missing almost six months in the later half of past year due to a foot injury.

Author: 0 Real Madrid grab dramatic late win over Sporting Gijon

Isco's winning goal was his second of the game and Marcelo feels the brace was well deserved for a player who has been working hard despite struggling for playing time this season. The Spanish worldwide got away from two defenders with some textbook control and evaded the attentions of the three other defenders who looked to halt his progress.

Electronics You may soon revoke messages 5 minutes after sending it on WhatsApp
Author: 0 You may soon revoke messages 5 minutes after sending it on WhatsApp

They are trying to implement a new "unsend" feature in the beta version of WhatsApp Web 0.2.4077. WhatsApp may release this feature on all the platforms, news further reports. The feature gives you three options: pass the number to either all contacts, or only the contacts you have chatted with, or not to pass the new number to any of your contacts at all.

Electronics Cristie Kerr wins LPGA Lotte in Hawaii for 19th tour title
Author: 0 Cristie Kerr wins LPGA Lotte in Hawaii for 19th tour title

She was 16 under the final two days, soaring into contention with the third-round 62 that included seven back-nine birdies. Through the first several rounds, it appeared that South Korea's Su-Yeon Jang was destined to win after she led the American by five after three holes Saturday.

Author: 0 United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

After video went viral of Dr. David Dao being violently dragged off a United plane due to an overbooking issue, the airline has confirmed that it has updated its rules so that crewmembers will need to check in at least one hour before departure time .

Author: 0 US working on "range of options" against N Korea: McMaster

Trump's deputy National Security Adviser, KT McFarland, said on Fox News Sunday morning that Xi has expressed "willingness to do more" when it comes to North Korea, and said right now, patience is needed. "The type of missile is still being assessed", the U.S. Pacific Command says in an emailed statement. "Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words", Han Song Ryol said.

Author: 0 Hacked files suggest NSA monitored Middle East banks

While alarms are ringing about the United States government's ability to hack consumer PCs, Microsoft has fortunately come forward to clarify that Windows has already been patched to prevent use of these exploits. The April 14 "Lost in Translation" leak implies that the NSA's elite Equation Group hacking unit had extensive zero-day exploits and other tools to infiltrate Windows systems and that the agency was inside banking systems, particularly in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Nintendo's first Switch sales numbers are out

Citing numbers from NPD (so we're talking North America here), the Switch sold over 906,000 consoles in March, with Breath of the Wild moving 925,000+ copies for Switch and nearly 460,000 for Wii U-also not a bad number, considering that the (roughly ten million) Wii U owners are mostly Nintendo diehards who were likely to buy a Switch anyway.

Author: 0 Apple Gets Permit To Test A Self-Driving Car

While Apple may have scaled back its research and development efforts with respect to developing and manufacturing its own vehicle - a herculean goal to say the least - it appears that the company is still interested in developing proprietary self-driving software.

Author: 0 Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

Though Apple has yet to officially announce that they are working on self-driving cars, having them on the official list of companies confirms that they are, indeed, quietly working their way to the autonomous automobile industry. Apple does not test a full self-driving auto. Speculation about Apple's interest in expanding into automobiles began swirling in 2015 amid media reports that the company had begun secretly working on building its own electric auto under the name project "Titan".

Author: 0 April the Giraffe finally gives birth as more than 1 million watch

According to the zoo, this is the 15-year-old's fourth calf, though the first with her new partner Oliver . Giraffe pregnancies usually last around 15 months. There had been false starts before, but not far away in a pen in upstate NY, two hooves were peeking out of April's backside. Animal Adventure Park reports that April went into labor at 7:20 a.m.

Author: 0 Apple gets green light to test self-driving cars

As it is now reported , Apple became the 30 company to be granted a self-driving vehicle testing permit. Last November, Apple conceded in a submission to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it was "investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation".

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders Hit New Heights

For those, who don't know, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display . Nevertheless, you can't hold onto a phone forever and in the last 12 months Kantar reports 28 percent of Samsung owners upgraded to a newer Galaxy phone.

Author: 0 Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars: DMV

The thing is, the permit is for the cars themselves, but actually applies to the technology behind the self-driving capability of those cars. Officially, Apple has remained silent on its ambitions despite recurring rumors that it is working on an automobile project titled "Titan".

Author: 0 AT&T, Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Obtains Android 7.0 Nougat At Last

The Android 7.0 Nougat update will just be available for the Galaxy S6 series, but the latest update will soon be launched to all compatible models. According to users, Galaxy S6 owners should have an eye out for build G920PVPU4DQC7, while S6 Edge owners will want G925PVPU4DQC7. For both devices, you'll get new battery management options, which "helps maximize your battery's potential".

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch: The Fastest Selling Console For Nintendo

Not only is Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time, it also " sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history". That means Nintendo sold more copies of Breath of the Wild for the Switch than it sold of the Switch console itself. After its natural compatibility with the Wii U, it should be no surprise that it's on its way to the Nintendo Switch as well .

Author: 0 NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online

As reported Friday by Emptywheel , a Shadow Brokers release from early January gave NSA officials notice of some of the exploit names obtained by the mysterious person or group and later included in Friday's release . Microsoft says they are looking at, and working to patch, the vulnerabilities, but for obvious security reasons, they're not going into much detail about the tools.

Author: 0 Verizon's Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge

Not only is it far bigger than a normal update, but it's modifying critical system files that the phone simply won't work without, and even outright replacing many of those files. The 2015 HTC flagship is now getting an update. For Galaxy S6 edge +, not only do you get the usual Nougat enhancements, like better multi-tasking options, replying within notifications, improved battery management, and Data Saver working as it should be.

Author: 0 Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

Investors and analysts expect Samsung to report its best quarterly profit in April-June, with the Galaxy S8 smartphone hitting the market on April 21 in Samsung's first premium device launch since the Note7's withdrawal in October. If the global chip business continues to post robust performances, Samsung's annual operating profit may hover far above 40 trillion won this year coupled with smartphone sales, they added.

Author: 0 Microsoft quietly patched Shadow Brokers' hacking tools

The Shadow Brokers hacking group claimed in a blog post on Friday that it had obtained files and data that show the agency accessed the SWIFT messaging system. The answer is that researchers didn't test the exploits against fully updated versions of Windows 7 and other Supported Microsoft products. The NSA could not immediately be reached for comment.

Author: 0 United Airlines changes crew flight policy after forcible removal fiasco

The Delta news comes less than a week after United's PR disaster on Sunday when passenger David Dao, 69, found himself on an oversold flight from Chicago to Louisville. Milton apologises on behalf of the board to Dao and all the passengers on flight 3411 in his letter. Mrs Bell told CNN that United reached out to her husband on Thursday to apologise and to offer compensation for the incident.

Author: 0 Apple to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads

Nothing further was reported on that deal, and Apple had just two months before hired Dan Dodge, the founder and former CEO of QNX, a software company that specializes in "microkernel" operating systems and integrated driving and info-tainment systems which are used in multiple high-end vehicle brands including Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedez Benz.

Author: 0 Nintendo Sold Close to a Million Switch Systems in March (NTDOY)

That makes Nintendo Switch one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time. 925,000 units come from the Nintendo Switch version and almost 460,000 units from the Wii U version. A report by the NPD Group reveals that the Switch was the top-selling console in the USA during its launch month of March. The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo .

Author: 0 Shadow Brokers release also suggest NSA spied on bank transactions

That's most of the last decade and a half of Windows releases. The BBC is not able to verify the authenticity of the files - and the NSA has not commented on the leak. This meant that "customers running Windows 7 and more recent versions of Windows or Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange are not at risk". "Other than reporters, no individual or organization has contacted us in relation to the materials released by Shadow Brokers", says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement ...

Author: 0 Vimy at 100: Canada marks anniversary of seminal battle

It was the first occasion in the First World War when all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side-by-side, and the Okanagan's own regiment's role was to forward against German lines at the centre of the Canadian advance. "They stand for justice and hope". They succeeded where other armies had failed - but at a great cost. Vimy School was build in 1930 to commemorate those fearless men who fought and gave their lives at Vimy Ridge so that we can preserve the freedom and democracy ...

Author: 0 'Apple Car' project lives on, testing permit awarded in California

Past year the group abandoned efforts to build an electric vehicle and refocused on the systems that underpin self-driving cars, according to people familiar with the situation. Not only do companies need insurance and basic things like that, but also they must include an outline for operator training and registration information for all vehicles used for testing.

Author: 0 Maybe Apple's Car Project Isn't So Screwed After All

Why this matters: This is the first indication we've seen in a while that Apple's super-secret Project Titan is still in the pipeline. Apple , of course, is no exception to this trend, and the latest evidence from Cupertino, California indicates that they're about to make another radical leap from their origins in computers.

Author: 0 Apple granted self-driving test permit Featured

The iPhone maker has disclosed little about its ambitions when it comes to self-driving vehicles, with chief Tim Cook hinting at plans but the company declining to comment for news reports on long-idling rumors. General Motors this week announced that its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch First Month Sales Nearly Hit 1 Million In North America

How do you sell more copies than Switch units? However, it still has a long way to go to break the record of its sibling console, the original Wii, which sold more than 100 million units. Nintendo needed a hit after its previous console, the Wii U, flopped. To beat that, the Switch would have to clear that figure in the next week or so, which it nearly surely won't.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Wins March NPD; Legend of Zelda Had 102% Attach Rate

The Switch wasn't Nintendo's only 2017 record breaker. There are a few reasons that the game could've managed to outsell its console-aside from errors in the figures-with Nintendo theorizing that special edition copies were bought to keep in mint condition while second copies were played.

Author: 0 Apple added to self -driving test permit list

It has always been known that Apple is working on automotive-related projects, but the company has never publicly confirmed any details. Apple is the 30th company to be approved by the state for autonomous vehicle testing. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment to the Wall Street Journal about the permit, referring the paper to its letter to NHTSA. Apple issued the letter because it is "investing heavily in machine learning and autonomous systems", an Apple spokesman said ...

Author: 0 Carrie Fisher Will *Not* Be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' After All

Kennedy also confirmed that Fisher's scenes won't be recreated digitally". Episode IX is now scheduled for release on May 23, 2019. Four days after the actress was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), her son, Billie Lourd, announced his mother's death which completely shocked the " Star Wars " galaxy.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

The partnership with Westpac adds to Samsung's existing partnerships with Citibank for MasterCard and Visa credit card holders as well as American Express issued credit cards. Samsung , however, reveals that the most important differentiating factor for the digital assistant, Bixby Voice, will only arrive in the United States later in the spring .

Author: 0 Samsung Bixby will not be fully ready yet at launch

Samsung has huge ambitions for the new feature, which it calls an "intelligent interface". Home, Vision, and Reminder would be available to the users from the day of launch, but the Bixby voice won't be available to the users until Spring 2017.

Electronics Google Hire job search website launched to take on LinkedIn
Author: 0 Google Hire job search website launched to take on LinkedIn

What are your thoughts on Google Hire? Google Hire itself is test driving the service as well, hosting its own job listings on the new platform. It has now been opened for access only to a handful of technology giants such as Medisas , Poynt , Warner Bros subsidiary DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS.

Electronics April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online
Author: 0 April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

Guys, this is NOT a drill: At long last, the great giraffe crotch watch has come to an end. At its peak, the stream drew almost 5 million viewers a day and a flood of media coverage and attention for Harpursville, which is about three hours northwest of New York City.

Author: 0 Older Windows Systems Targeted by Newly Released Hack Tools

Back in August the group released a bunch of hacking tools and on Friday it released another bunch of "really incredible stuff" according to Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley on the blog Lawfair .

Author: 0 Apple joins driverless vehicle test applicants

The company has always been rumored to be working on a mysterious "Project Titan" connected to vehicles, but has never confirmed that. Now it appears that Apple are shortly to reveal what it has been up to in relation to automotive-related projects.

Author: 0 Apple granted DMV Permit for Self-driving Vehicles in California

With the move, Apple has joined Google, Tesla, Ford, BMW, Subaru, General Motors and other major automakers and tech companies in developing driver-less technology. Apple will chip away at this space, and at some stage reveal their plans - you'd be mad to assume it's the future of Apple , but you'd also be mad to assume it won't be a huge part of their future - this is one company that's very hard to read and predict at the best of times.