• Tesla Model S on Autopilot smashed into a firetruck
Tesla Model S on Autopilot smashed into a firetruck

Tesla did not confirm that the driver had actually engaged the autopilot system , though it has in the past used driver data in accident investigations . The driver had a blood alcohol content almost double the legal limit and a tenuous relationship with consciousness when his vehicle slammed into the back of a parked firetruck on San Francisco's...

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  • Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches orbit and deploys satellites
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches orbit and deploys satellites

Rocket Lab , a California-based aerospace manufacturer, fired the unmanned Electron rocket from Māhia Peninsula on Sunday. Operators of tiny satellites don't have many options to get to space, and typically have to hitch rides on launches of much bigger probes.

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  • Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings
Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings

Prior to the move, speed as a factor in search ranking was only a signal focused on Google's desktop searches . Correct, no changes to announce for desktop. Shockingly, people aren't too happy with Google's current approach towards providing users with a faster mobile web. The search giant attributed the change to its users caring about the sp...

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  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime launched in India, price starts at Rs. 12999
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime launched in India, price starts at Rs. 12999

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will most likely inherit the 18.5:9 aspect ratio design of the previous model Galaxy S8 and will offer a 5.8 inch/6.2inch Quad-HD Plus resolution and Super MOLED Infinity Display (570ppi / 529ppi). What do you think of this mid-range device from Samsung , and would you like to pick one up? On the front, it features ...

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  • Nintendo teaches kids to code with new cardboard gaming kits
Nintendo teaches kids to code with new cardboard gaming kits

For those who were completely enamored by the robot suit and game, as you may have guessed, you'll want to go for the Robot Kit . Once connected to the Joy-Con controller, the Labo project becomes a digitally augmented toy. It contains the fishing rod, a house, the motorbike, the piano, and two RC cars. Remember how you could touch the scr...

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  • Google Cloud to expand infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables
Google Cloud to expand infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

Netherlands and Montreal regions will open in 1Q18 with L.A., Finland, and Hong Kong to follow. The Google Cloud Platform is expanding to include five additional datacentre regions and three subsea cables, as the search giant's pledge to invest $30bn in building out its cloud infrastructure gathers pace.

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  • Google acquired a United Kingdom startup that turns mobile screens into speakers
Google acquired a United Kingdom startup that turns mobile screens into speakers

Last April, Redux announced it had developed " panel audio technology", to replace smartphone speakers with sound coming directly from the screen. The transfer of shares was confirmed on December 13 based on United Kingdom regulatory filings.

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  • Next Xbox Update Adding New Achievement Features and Mini Game Hubs
Next Xbox Update Adding New Achievement Features and Mini Game Hubs

There are sort filters that allow you to prioritize next Achievements by closest, most common, rarest, most common rare, and highest Gamerscore. Although the website is not publicly accessible at the moment, the website may further describe how the upcoming Career system would work with Xbox Achievements.

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  • HTC announces new Vive Pro VR headset with 3K resolution
HTC announces new Vive Pro VR headset with 3K resolution

They also reported that the Vive Pro would include on-board speakers, not stating whether they'll be on-ear headphones like the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap , or hidden projection speakers similar to those on the Vive Focus headset. "Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wish list since the technology was unveiled", said Frank Soqui, gener...

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  • Total lunar eclipse on January 31
Total lunar eclipse on January 31

Now, sky watchers are preparing for an even rarer event this month: a blue moon total lunar eclipse . How unusual are Blue Moon eclipses? A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth during an orbit, according to NASA .

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  • Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade
Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade

The Nokia 8 (2018) will be fuelled by a 3000mAh battery and could launch with Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The newly leaked images also seem to confirm one important spec that we already know about the device, that the Nokia 6 (2018) will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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  • What's up with WhatsApp on Blackberry and Windows Phone?
What's up with WhatsApp on Blackberry and Windows Phone?

From December 31st, the popular instant messaging service, which has over two billion users worldwide, will end support for BlackBerry OS (including the latest BlackBerry 10 service) and versions of Windows Phone. It also said there was now no option to transfer people's chat history between platforms. 'However, we provide the option to send your...

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  • Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season
Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season

The e-tailer said that more than 4 million people sampled or purchased Prime memberships in a one-week period, which brought Amazon membership counts to a new high. Shopping on the Amazon app increased by almost 70 percent. "Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast ...

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  • (DISCK) Given Average Recommendation of
(DISCK) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

It has outperformed by 2.75% the S&P500. Rafferty Asset Management Llc increased Discovery Communicatns New ( DISCA ) stake by 32.36% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (NASDAQ: DISCA ) rating on Monday, August 14. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, an...

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  • Civilization VI Launches for Free on iPad, but Costs $60 to Unlock
Civilization VI Launches for Free on iPad, but Costs $60 to Unlock

Interestingly, Twitter users have also pointed out that the game supports mods using iTunes File Sharing, meaning that players will be able to get various custom additions to the game up and running sooner or later. You tap and drag units to move them, and keyboard shortcuts are supported with the smart keyboard. It has the same maps, same leader...

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  • Jio vs Idea vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Prepaid and Postpaid Plans
Jio vs Idea vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Prepaid and Postpaid Plans

The plans will be announced today midnight. Another plan that amounts to Rs 549 offers 3 GB per day and the rest everything is free, including outgoing calls, outgoing roaming calls and smses. With a validity of 56 days, this pack has benefits like 1GB 4G data per day, unlimited voice calls - local, STD, and roaming - to all national operators.

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  • Romantic Action Puzzler Catherine is Being Remastered for PS4 and Vita
Romantic Action Puzzler Catherine is Being Remastered for PS4 and Vita

The game itself with be called Catherine FB which will stand for Full Body . Catherine: Full Body is in development at Atlus , and will feature updated visuals some entirely new content. The game tells the story of Vincent, a 32 year-old man who cheats on his fiancee, Katherine, with a woman named Catherine , and is desperately trying to s...

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  • Christmas forecast looking quite interesting, let's take a peek
Christmas forecast looking quite interesting, let's take a peek

Meanwhile, a cold front will approach New England from the west, arriving late in the day. Snow is more likely Wednesday , which is expected to see a high of 36 degrees before plunging into the single digits overnight. Long range outlooks continue to point to better chances of receiving above average precipitation as well which could allow the...

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  • LG V30+ Officially Launched in India - Full Specifications, Features, & Price
LG V30+ Officially Launched in India - Full Specifications, Features, & Price

LG will be not selling the LG V30 phone that features 64 GB of storage in India. It also supports wireless charging. In line with storage, the device offers 128GB of internal storage , with an option to expand via microSD card (up to 2TB).

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  • Soulcalibur VI announced for 2018
Soulcalibur VI announced for 2018

Furthermore, it was also revealed that Motohiro Okubo will serve as the producer on the weapon-based fighting game. It's set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One, and PC. Along with returning mainstays such as Mitsurugi and Sophitia, come a cast of new characters that are TBA. While a lot of these details are still kept under wraps, we ...

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  • LeClerc and Ericsson earn Sauber seats
LeClerc and Ericsson earn Sauber seats

The driver line-up was confirmed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne during a launch event of the new Alfa Romeo Sauber partnership - announced earlier this week - in Milan. Wehrlein, who won five points in 2017, is left without a seat, with Williams the only team left with an opening following Felipe Massa's retirement.

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  • HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units
HTC U11 Getting Android Oreo Update Today, Starting With Unlocked Units

Besides a more bezel-free aesthetic and an 18:9 display, the U11 Plus is largely the same handset that the U11 is from the inside, but it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. He adds that Oreo for Nokia 8 is packed with all the exciting new features along with the improvements that have added. The 10, Ultra and u11 life will receive the update.

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  • 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Is Now Available Worldwide on iOS and Android
'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Is Now Available Worldwide on iOS and Android

In a move that may be in response to complaints that some levels of Super Mario Run required an in-app purchase, Animal Crossing is up front about its pricing, imposing a popup during the setup process that explains that Leaf Tickets, which are an in-game currency, can be purchased, but are optional.

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  • Dogs drastically lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone
Dogs drastically lowers risk of premature death, especially in people living alone

The study looked at previously self-reported data on almost 3.5 million Swedes between the ages of 40 and 80. The study, done at the Uppsala University in Sweden, says that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world and having a canine companion will reduce the risk of having the disease since dogs provide a form of non...

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  • Milestone test shows that this reusable spacecraft can safely fly
Milestone test shows that this reusable spacecraft can safely fly

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser looks like an airplane but flies like a spacecraft. On November 11 , commercial missions took another step forward with a successful test flight from Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser, which is due to first ferry cargo to the International Space Station around 2019 .

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  • Apple 'working on AR headset to replace the iPhone by 2020'
Apple 'working on AR headset to replace the iPhone by 2020'

Also on today's podcast, we talk about Snap's lousy quarterly results and Twitter doubling its character limit to 280 . While Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that the technology "doesn't exist" to hit the level of quality the company wants to reach, that isn't stopping the AR team from forging ahead with building its own chip, similar to t...

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  • Apple 'To Add' iPhone X's Face ID To Next iPad In 2018
Apple 'To Add' iPhone X's Face ID To Next iPad In 2018

Apple is reportedly working on a new tablet that could be ready by early next year. Ever since the first iPad was unveiled, its design has largely remained the same: A thin (ish) black rectangle that transmits social media streams of stupidity at you, finished off by the iconic home button at the bottom.

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  • Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement
Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

In late September, Twitter began a test of 280-character tweets with a small group of users. Twitter Canada noted, however, whether a user has access to this new character allowance depends on which language they're using in their tweet.

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  • With T-Mobile Deal All But Dead, Softbank Looks To Charter
With T-Mobile Deal All But Dead, Softbank Looks To Charter

John Legere, president and chief executive of T-Mobile, said in the statement that the prospect of combining with Sprint was compelling but "we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile's shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record".

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  • Brief WhatsApp outage causes panic on social media
Brief WhatsApp outage causes panic on social media

People have taken to Twitter to find out what is happening and the #whatsappdown is now trending. The app had gone offline for hours and the Facebook-owned service was forced to issue a statement. The extent of the outage was not immediately known, and Facebook was not immediately reachable for a comment. We are working on it and hope to rest...

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  • Halloween : the compilation of scary sounds NASA
Halloween : the compilation of scary sounds NASA

These can be converted to sound waves, and the results are quite eerie. This was captured on audio by the USA space agency. NASA scientists also use a process called data sonification to translate radio signals into sound. Some of the featured sounds include futuristic blips taken from Saturn's poles and the chorus of metallic chirps of plas...

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  • New Amazon service lets delivery people into your home
New Amazon service lets delivery people into your home

Amazon Key requires a Prime account, a smart lock and Amazon's Cloud Cam . Prime customers will then select " Amazon Key " delivery at checkout. This service is not just for package delivery. However, the added upfront cost may stop some from initially embracing Amazon Key. So she orchestrates the preparations remotely-using the Amazon ...

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  • GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Perfected
GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Perfected

Nvidia's Founders' Edition card, with the same blower-style stock cooler used across the rest of the GTX 1000 series, has officially been retailed at $449 (approximately Rs. This means that only one SM is disabled out of the maximum 20 - this translates to just 128 CUDA Cores less than GeForce GTX 1080. However, this price tag might slightly var...

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  • 'VVVVVV' (ALL) Comes To Nintendo Switch - Screens & Trailer
'VVVVVV' (ALL) Comes To Nintendo Switch - Screens & Trailer

If you already bought the GameCube adapter for Wii U , then you may already own a great controller solution for Switch . After the finding that Switch firmware 4.0.0 brings with it, USB headphone support , it has been discovered that the console can be used with GameCube controllers .

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  • Nintendo Has SNES-Styled 3DS XL For US Gamers Too
Nintendo Has SNES-Styled 3DS XL For US Gamers Too

Analogue , the company that makes high-quality updated versions of classic consoles, is revealing that it will include Super Turrican: Director's Cut with every Super Nt system it sells. Super Nintendo Entertainment System Edition will release across North America on November 27th, priced at $199.99. While this was certainly eye catching, it move...

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