• ALL DEALS
    Nokia 1 Android Go Phone Launch Rumoured for March

    HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 1 is rumoured to arrive in March Android Go phone is said to have an HD IPS display It is claimed to be priced at RUB 5,990 While Google has so far maintained silence, it has now been rumoured that Nokia 1 will be one of the early Android Go phones. The new Nokia smartphone is claimed to be […]

  • NEWS
    OnePlus 5T to Get Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta Soon, Hints Company

    HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus Germany’s handle made the announcement on Twitter Open Beta is currently not available, might rollout soon OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 have already received stable builds for Android 8.0 OnePlus has had an intriguing rollout for Android 8.0 Oreo on its smartphones this year. The OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 already have the stable Oreo build […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Samsung Galaxy S9+ Tipped to Sport 3.5mm Headphone Jack

    HIGHLIGHTS USB Type-C components suggests the phone will sport the 3.5mm jack The headphone is present in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 These are images of prototypes, final product is yet to be produced We are a day closer to the imminent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, and that means more leaks and […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws: Who’s Affected

    HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown only affects Intel-based machines Spectre affects Intel, AMD, ARM-based machines Most software makers and OEMs have issued fixes already Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Google Lunar XPrize Stands to Give Industrial 3D Printing a Boost

    HIGHLIGHTS Google Lunar Xprize sees more 3D-printed moon mission models SpaceIL is among five teams vying for Google’s $30 million India’s Team Indus is also eyeing to win the prize In what promises to be one small step for space travel, and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Inside the Mission Control Centre for ‘Bharat ka Moonshot’

    HIGHLIGHTS The XPRIZE is a competition for privately funded space exploration TeamIndus is one of only five finalists competing for the Lunar XPRIZE Its lander is also carrying rival Team Hakuto’s Sorata rover Picture this: you’re in a darkened command centre, with several rows of desks – each with monitors on them – all lined […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Robot DJ Puts the Tech Into Techno for Czech Clubbers

    These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping? It is a question that Prague’s Karlovy Lazne Music Club has endeavoured to answer by employing a specially adapted former automotive industry robot as a DJ in the popular nightspot. The […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Apple: All Macs and iOS devices affected by chip flaws

    Apple has confirmed all its Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by two recently disclosed processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. In an announcement on Thursday, Apple (AAPL) said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Artificial intelligence eats chess computers for lunch

    After 25 years of intermittent seriousness, I’m a mediocre tournament chess player. Grandmasters play at a level that beggars my comprehension. But grandmasters, since the second Clinton administration, have looked like clowns against chess computers. Now AlphaZero, a digital doohickey from DeepMind—Google’s AI operation—has made a fool of Stockfish, the strongest “traditional” chess program. Four […]