Hi-Tech

Computex 2018: Intel Teases Audience With An Unnamed 28-Cores CPU

Computex 2018: Intel Teases Audience With An Unnamed 28-Cores CPU

To mark the 40-year anniversary of the Intel 8086 that powered the first IBM PC, Intel has announced the Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, its first CPU that can hit 5GHz in turbo mode. As a comparison, the 18-core/36-thread Core i9-7980XE scored around 5000 points. When we reviewed the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X , a 16-core/32-thread CPU clocked at 3.4GHz to 3.7GHz, it scored 3,033 in Cinebench R15. Read More

Continue Reading »

Facebook Denies Claims Mobile Data Sharing Broke Privacy Pledges

Facebook Denies Claims Mobile Data Sharing Broke Privacy Pledges

A prominent American daily says the company has given phone makers vast access to personal information of its subscribers. "You might think that Facebook or the device manufacturer is trustworthy". "New revelations that Facebook provided access to users' personal information, including religion, political preferences, and relationship status, to dozens of mobile device manufacturers without users' explicit consent are deeply concerning", they said in a letter. Read More

Continue Reading »

All signs point to 'Fortnite' releasing for the Nintendo Switch

All signs point to 'Fortnite' releasing for the Nintendo Switch

The leak comes in the form of an image, first circulated on 4chan , that showcased marketing materials for several games for the Switch. Fortnite on Nintendo Switch allegedly will soon become a reality. Fortnite Battle Royale continues to go from strength-to-strength, with Season 4's content and Battle Pass proving very popular. Eurogamer also corroborated the information in a separate report that the massively popular shooter would be coming to the Switch down the line. Read More

Continue Reading »

Happy GDPR Day! Google, Facebook hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits

Happy GDPR Day! Google, Facebook hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits

While the rest of us slept on Friday morning Max Schrems - the Austrian privacy campaigner, Facebook tormentor and Irish court loyalty cardholder - threw a wrench into the gears of the U.S. This regulation, which has been in the making for seven years, replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which was formulated well before firms like Facebook engaged in large scale data collection and profiling. Read More

Continue Reading »

HTC developing blockchain smartphone called Exodus with Vive headset creator

HTC developing blockchain smartphone called Exodus with Vive headset creator

Schematics of the phone shows it has a single camera, support for storage expansion, and nano-SIM support. The creator of the HTC Vive , Phil Chen, is being brought into head up the company's new blockchain activities. This would be the second Blockchain smartphone, behind Sirin Labs Finney smartphone that is priced at $1000. "With the release of the HTC Exodus we can now make this a reality", says HTC. Read More

Continue Reading »

Golden State Warriors beat Rockets on the road 119-106

Golden State Warriors beat Rockets on the road 119-106

Golden State recovered by the end of the first quarter, brining the game to within a single point off a couple of timely shots from Kevin Durant . I don't know what you do to guard him. The Warriors need Green to play with passion, but when he goes overboard like this, it does more harm than good. An adversarial crowd greeted the Warriors during lineup introductions and throughout the game. Read More

Continue Reading »

Apple results to reveal iPhone X problem

Apple results to reveal iPhone X problem

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might be looking to stabilize the price of the Apple iPhone by removing some of the features from the device. However, what that sensor will be used for is yet to be known. In India, the base-level iPhone X is being sold at Rs 84,999. Apple's share in the Indian market may have taken a hit in the Q1, 2018, however, that is no indication of the company's profits in the market. Read More

Continue Reading »

Say hello to the iX3, BMW's 'first' electric vehicle

Say hello to the iX3, BMW's 'first' electric vehicle

The BMW iX3 will arrive in 2020, a bit behind the curve as the Jaguar I-Pace is already on sale and Audi's e-tron and Mercedes' EQ C are about to arrive. The grille, side skirts, and diffuser lend the main accents to the body of the vehicle. It has a more powerful battery that offers better performance and range combined with lower weight and volume. Read More

Continue Reading »

May's Games With Gold Includes Metal Gear Solid V

May's Games With Gold Includes Metal Gear Solid V

You'll save over $79 if you pick up all four games and can add up to 3400 points to your gamerscore. There's another strong lineup of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games coming to Games with Gold in May. The second game is also published by Sega because the underrated Vanquish is also available from May 16th until May 31st. For the latter half of May gamers are treated to Platinum games' fast paced third person shooter, Vanquish . Read More

Continue Reading »

Alabama QB Competition Heats Up After A-Day Game

Alabama QB Competition Heats Up After A-Day Game

Should FSU football entertain the thoughts of taking Jalen Hurts as a transfer? What was unexpected, was that Redshirt Freshman Mac Jones would win that battle versus Jalen Hurts . "But Saban was audibly and visibly frustrated by Hurts' inability to move the ball through the air, including when one of ESPN's microphones picked up Saban saying, "... Read More

Continue Reading »

Apple to replace some MacBook Pro faulty batteries

Apple to replace some MacBook Pro faulty batteries

Eligibility for the battery replacement program is linked to the serial number of the laptop. Apple will cover machines under this program for the first five years after the retail sale of the unit. After that, it's a matter of 3 to 5 days for service to take place. Affected laptops need to be taken to either an Apple Repair Centre, an Apple Retail Store, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Read More

Continue Reading »

EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

Kathy Castor of Florida; Diana DeGette of Colordao; the top Democrat on the oversight and investigations subcommittee; and Paul Tonko of NY, the top Democrat on the environment subcommittee. But the EPA did not turn them over, and Gowdy's subsequent letter confirms that. "It is hard to reconcile the public statements of E.P.A., and the President, with these internal and external assessments", Whitehouse and Carper wrote. Read More

Continue Reading »

West Ham striker Hernandez pushes Moyes to start him

West Ham striker Hernandez pushes Moyes to start him

Rice, 19, had a starring role as the Hammers eased their relegation fears with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea . "Coming to Chelsea games as a kid, joining the club at seven and being released at 14, I don't think I need to prove anything, but today I felt I came back and made a statement and I was happy with my performance." They need to hope for either Tottenham or Liverpool to make a few mistakes along the way, but I would be more anxious about Chelsea's performance. Read More

Continue Reading »

Anti-Women Sumo Tradition Prevents Paramedics From Helping Collapsed Mayor

Anti-Women Sumo Tradition Prevents Paramedics From Helping Collapsed Mayor

The incident happened in Kyoto after Maizuru City Mayor Ryozo Tatami collapsed while delivering a speech. "I think it is all right for women to get on the ring when there is a reason to do so", Arai told Reuters. The incident comes at a hard time for sumo in Japan. The practice was also criticized on social media. Fusae Ohta, the female governor of Osaka from 2000 to 2008, was forced to present the governor's prize to the champion of the annual Osaka tournament on a walkway next to the ring. Read More

Continue Reading »

Apple Developing Curved iPhone Display, Touchless Control Technology

Apple Developing Curved iPhone Display, Touchless Control Technology

OLED, or organic light emitting diode, displays can be shaped into curves or even folded, unlike the less-flexible LCD screen technology used in prior iPhones . Potentially, this might be meant to serve a similar goal as the 3D Touch feature that Apple has been including in iPhones since 2015. Google's Project Soli also boasts similar tech, this time integrating a sensor and antenna into a micro-chip that uses radar to detect touchless motions. Read More

Continue Reading »

Fortnite Battle Royale is game on for iOS users

Fortnite Battle Royale is game on for iOS users

Now, Epic Games have confirmed the game is open to all devices that run it. Once again, Epic Games announced a new feature through the in-game news section. "We believe this is the future of games". Invites were served on the first come first basis, yet there were many who couldn't get one. The screenshot below indicates that the Vending Machine is coming soon, and will allow you to "Trade in spare materials for extra gear!", which sounds like that wood-in-exchange-for-weapons ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Users download 'Copy of Facebook Data' to test privacy settings

Users download 'Copy of Facebook Data' to test privacy settings

It can take a few minutes, or a full day (or maybe longer, depending on how busy the platform's servers are) to get your information after you submit the request. Everything you do, the posts that you like, the reactions you give or the messages you send across are all recorded by the social media platform. The lawsuit said that the National Fair Housing Alliance did its own study after investigative news nonprofit ProPublica published an article in October 2016 that said Facebook ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Terry Myerson - EVP of Microsoft, Is Leaving As The Company Re-organizes

Terry Myerson - EVP of Microsoft, Is Leaving As The Company Re-organizes

Meanwhile, the Cloud & AI Platform group was created in 2016 and has been led by Scott Guthrie since then. Windows devices chief and longtime Microsoft executive Terry Myerson will leave the company as part of the moves. Nadella spoke about this vision at Microsoft Ignite in September 2017. And Corporate VP Brad Anderson, whose team joined the Windows organization late past year, will continue to run Windows Enterprise Deployment and Management. Read More

Continue Reading »

Facebook turns off ad targeting tool based on third-party data

Facebook turns off ad targeting tool based on third-party data

Following Facebook's recent privacy woes and breaches, the social media network has made a decision to mitigate further risks by cutting off access data brokers hitherto had to its multi-billion dollar ad platform. " Facebook's bug bounty program will expand so that people can also report to us if they find misuses of data by app developers", said Ime Archibong, vice-president of partnerships at Facebook, in a blog post . Read More

Continue Reading »