Microsoft’s Surface All-In-One PC to Launch in October: Report

Microsoft in July was reported to be working on an all-in-one (AIO) PC under its Surface brand. Now, a report indicates that Microsoft will launch the new Surface PC at an event in October. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, who cites people familiar with the matter, the new Surface device is codenamed “Cardinal”, and at least one… Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Gets Delayed

It seems the first Google Tango smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, has been delayed. It was the first commercial attempt to imbue a smartphone with an excellent understanding of what is around it, using Google’s Project Tango machine vision technologies. Lenovo had announced the Phab 2 Pro with Google in June, and had then said the smartphone… Read More »

Lightweight, wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far more electricity than previous lightweight heat harvesting technologies. The researchers also identified the optimal site on the… Read More »

Vulnerabilities found in cars connected to smartphones

Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers. In what is believed to be the first comprehensive security analysis of its kind, Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a group… Read More »

Facebook Says Will Learn From Mistake Over Vietnam Photo

Facebook Inc will learn from a mistake it made by deleting a historic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, the company’s chief operating officer said. The photograph was removed from several accounts on Friday, including that of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, on the grounds it violated Facebook’s restrictions on nudity. It was… Read More »

Twitter Will Not Count Media Attachments Towards 140-Character Limit From September 19: Report

Twitter earlier this year confirmed that its signature 140-character limit for tweets was here to stay. The company however confirmed plans to change the way it counted those 140 characters back in May, without announcing a date when it will be implemented. A new report indicates that Twitter will start executing the new changes for 140-characters limit from… Read More »

Twitter Partners With Cheddar to Live Stream Financial News

Twitter said Monday it would be offering users live-streamed video programs on technology, media and business as the social network seeks to broaden its audience. The new service will be in partnership with the live and on demand video news network Cheddar, the companies announced. “Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in the world,… Read More »

NEW SOCIAL NETWORK GAB.AI PREACHES FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FOR INTERNET USERS

If the First Amendment is your thing, there’s a new space on the internet just for you. Gab.ai, which only launched under a month ago, has caught the attention of thousands of right-leaning users, with 12,000 registered and 42,000 waitlisted for the site, which promises almost total freedom of speech to its users. Founded by Andrew Torba, an open… Read More »

Man Utd first UK football club to earn £500m in a year

Manchester United has recorded record revenues of £515.3m for the 2016 financial year, the first UK football club to do so. In a year when it won the FA Cup, the Old Trafford club also signed 14 sponsorship deals, and saw commercial, matchday and TV revenues all rise. It is now predicting 2017 revenues of up to £540m,… Read More »

Wall Street steady despite rate rise fears

US stocks stemmed their losses amid jitters on global markets that the Federal Reserve could raise US interest rates as soon as next week. In early trading in New York, the S&P was flat at 2,128.52 and the Nasdaq was also little changed at 5,124.23. The Dow Jones dipped 0.2% to 18,055.25. The three indexes fell by about… Read More »