Sci-tech

Ford F-150 getting a diesel engine option

Ford F-150 getting a diesel engine option The V6 diesel that's set to power the F-150 by spring churns out about 250 PS with 597 Nm of torque from a very low 1,750rpm - meaning the six cylinder diesel has a lot of punch off the bat. David Ives, diesel technical specialist for Ford , added the F-150 has a unique crankshaft, turbocharger, bearings, and fuel-delivery system with increased pressure. [Full Article...]

Toy Maker Settles Suit Over Hack of Kids' Personal Data

Toy Maker Settles Suit Over Hack of Kids' Personal Data VTech Electronics, whose North American operations are based in Arlington Heights, says it did notify parents and the allegations are based on technical provisions of a children's privacy law. "Unfortunately, VTech fell short in both of these areas". Although children's photos and audio files were stored in encrypted files, the hacker was able to access a database that included the decryption ke... [Full Article...]

Sennheiser Introduce Exciting New Headphones At CES 2018

Sennheiser Introduce Exciting New Headphones At CES 2018 The HD 820 headphones are designed for audiophiles and promise to deliver "astonishingly transparent sound thanks to a unique glass transducer cover that minimises resonances" - whatever that means. There are four different tip sizes to ensure proper fit for different ears. Manufactured in Germany, the headphones feature a robust metal headband with an inner damping element, and silver-cladded O... [Full Article...]

Vivo's in-display fingerprint sensor shows the future of smartphone biometrics

CES 2018 is in full swing and is giving us a chance to witness the next generation technology products. Synaptics has first revealed this technology in December 2017 and the news had sparked speculation as to which smartphones would sport this particular technology. [Full Article...]

Sony unveils Google Assistant-enabled headphones, new and old

Sony unveils Google Assistant-enabled headphones, new and old This is a safety feature introduced by Sony if you're running or biking on the road. The WF-SP700N is wire-free, while the WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 feature neckband designs and stronger battery life. They're created to let in the ambient noise around you so you can still hear your music, but keep an ear out on what's happening around you. For more information, please visit www.sony.com/ces. [Full Article...]

Sea of Thieves on Xbox One Release Date

Sea of Thieves on Xbox One Release Date Each limited edition " Sea of Thieves " Xbox wireless controller costs $75 and also comes with an in-game bonus for the upcoming game. This means that we'll get about five days of sailing and swashbuckling. Pre-order Sea of Thieves and you'll receive the exclusive Black Dog Pack (containing stylish clothing and items with unique, spectacular designs) as well as a chance to join other pioneering ... [Full Article...]

Here's everything that works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Here's everything that works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa The $1,000 glasses are aimed at a "prosumer" market, such as golfers or business customers, the company said, but will eventually come down in price and incorporate new features. However, Vuzix has emerged as the first smartglass maker to showcase the development in real. The mixed reception has taught startups and manufacturers what pitfalls to avoid and how to make a smart glasses product that h... [Full Article...]

YI Technology and Google Unveil YI Horizon VR180 Camera at CES 2018

YI Technology and Google Unveil YI Horizon VR180 Camera at CES 2018 Unlike those headsets , it also lets users walk around virtual space using inside-out " WorldSense " tracking. So basically, the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR gets rid of nearly every pain-point when it comes to virtual reality . Both Lenovo Mirage Solo and Lenovo Mirage Camera comes with new technologies such as WorldSense and VR180 to everyday users. The area that touches your face and forehea... [Full Article...]

Razer's Project Linda is a Razer Phone-powered 13-inch laptop hybrid

Razer's Project Linda is a Razer Phone-powered 13-inch laptop hybrid As with other Razer concepts, theres no certainty that Project Linda will ever get a consumer release. I'm most excited about the Project Linda display , which is a Quad HD touchscreen with a 120 Hz refresh rate - just like the Razer Phone itself. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Motion Lands In The US January 12th

BlackBerry Motion Lands In The US January 12th At this point we can only guess on what BlackBerry has in store for 2018 but we could at least expect successors to the Motion and Keyone and perhaps even an entry level phone. Announced past year, the BlackBerry Motion is a full-touch device with a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display, 12MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash, and 8MP front camera with wide angle lens. [Full Article...]

DJI unveils new handheld camera stabilizer for your phone

DJI unveils new handheld camera stabilizer for your phone It's created to handle cameras as big as the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV , but can also stabilize footage from popular mirrorless video cameras like the Panasonic GH5 and Sony a7S II . This also means that you can just snap on the Osmo to your smartphone and you are good to go. It also enables you to produce a dolly zoom effect. For instance, the battery life was only 3-4 hours and it eventually also... [Full Article...]

Microsoft stops distributing Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices after fixes brick machines

The problem was initially thought to affect only Intel CPUs, but has since been confirmed that ARM chips, including those manufactured by Qualcomm and Apple , as well as AMD x86 chips, are also vulnerable to different extents. Microsoft released an out-of-band security update for Windows on January 4, 2018, to fix vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown . But the overall fix appear... [Full Article...]

The Romans are coming to Assassin's Creed Origins

The Romans are coming to Assassin's Creed Origins There's free stuff coming to Origins as well - a new quest to set the scene for The Hidden Ones' arrival, a Warden outfit from fellow Ubisoft game For Honor , and the return of two Trials of the Gods . While there's no exact date on when The Hidden Ones will be launching, it will be some time in January. If that wasn't enough, gamers can also nab new items from Origins' Heka chests, incl... [Full Article...]

PUBG'S Xbox One Patch Now Live

PUBG'S Xbox One Patch Now Live Earlier this week, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ( PUBG ) received its fourth major update on Xbox One, following its debut via the Xbox Game Preview program. This new update, now the fourth for the game, has also had it's patch notes released and detailed in a forum blog post from games Community Coordinator, PUBG_Hawkinz. [Full Article...]

Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs Samsungs Family Hub smart fridge is getting some important updates this year, with the addition of their voice assistant Bixby , which was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S8, but is about to come to the kitchen. New for 2018, Meal Planner takes food management to a more personalized level by providing recipes for the family based on food preferences, dietary restrictions and food expirations d... [Full Article...]

North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in the South

The Unification Ministry said the North's delegation crossed the Military Demarcation Line at Panmunjom on foot for the talks, which are being held in the Peace House, a building on the southern side of the zone. A USA cybersecurity company has reportedly found software that appears to install code for mining cryptocurrency and send any mined coins to North Korea. [Full Article...]

Intel CEO addresses Spectre and Meltdown bugs in CES keynote

Intel declined to comment on the matter. Security researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities , dubbed "Meltdown" and "Spectre," that could compromise almost every modern computer, smartphone and table. Intel was privately informed of the issues by security researchers in June. The world's largest chipmaker bought Israeli firm Mobileye past year to compete with peers such as Qualcomm Inc a... [Full Article...]

Nissan develops technology to control cars with brain signals

Nissan develops technology to control cars with brain signals Whether it's turning the steering wheel, hitting the accelerator pedal or slamming on the breaks, Nissan says the technology is able to catch signs that the driver's brain is about to initiate a movement, therefore beginning the action more quickly. [Full Article...]

Police determine photo of threat to high school has no local connection

Police determine photo of threat to high school has no local connection Charges are pending against the juvenile. Lancaster city police said there's no reason for concern about an online threat that many have interpreted to refer to McCaskey High School. We work closely with local law enforcement to evaluate any potential or perceived threat. "So we have people who are employed who choose to do this stuff, choose to protect us". [Full Article...]

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025's 16 EV plan

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025's 16 EV plan Woong-chul Yang, Vice Chairman and Head of Kia R&D Center. Kia says the Niro EV will be the first of five new fully electric cars hitting the market by 2025, in addition to new plug-in hybrid models and one fuel cell electric vehicle . [Full Article...]


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