Electronics

Electronics Japanese PM Abe Dissolves Lower House, Clearing Way For Snap Election
Author: 0 Japanese PM Abe Dissolves Lower House, Clearing Way For Snap Election

The LDP and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, have the two-thirds majority in both houses Abe needs to push ahead with his plans to rewrite Japan's pacifist constitution . "I'm someone who is always ready to take action", she was however quoted as saying Reuters . Koike is one of several governors to have concurrently served as party heads, such as Osaka Gov.

Electronics Why Twitter Wants to Increase Its Character Limit
Author: 0 Why Twitter Wants to Increase Its Character Limit

I am very against this increase and I believe that the real reason why Twitter can not realize its full potential is far from the tweet size. The reason these work is basically that the code that dictates whether a user has access to the new 280-character limit is stored on the users' computers, rather than Twitter's servers - so it can be tweaked.

Electronics Google Assistant is now available on Android TV
Author: 0 Google Assistant is now available on Android TV

Remember, Google first announced Android TV would get Google Assistant almost a year ago, so this is long overdue. Your Android TV is about to a whole lot smarter, and more helpful too. With HBO NOW, Netflix and YouTube, you can instantly watch something by asking for it by name or, if you aren't sure what to watch, try "show me movies about climbing Mount Everest".

Electronics GoPro Fusion 360 Camera Price Confirmed, Launches This November
Author: 0 GoPro Fusion 360 Camera Price Confirmed, Launches This November

Teased since CES in 2016, the Fusion builds upon the success of their existing cameras and has a few minor changes from the existing 360 camera lineup on the market. Shorty - The ultimate pocket-able extension pole and tripod, ideal for any activity. Shares were down 1.4% at $11.53 as the consumer-facing product launch event ended Thursday; GoPro also planned a conference call with investors and analysts later in the day.

Electronics Ikea to buy TaskRabbit
Author: 0 Ikea to buy TaskRabbit

Ikea said it "continuously strives to develop new and improved products and services to make our customers' lives a little bit easier". The Netherlands-based home furnishing retailer is buying 100 percent of the company's shares, and TaskRabbit will continue to operate as an independent company, Ikea said Thursday in a news release .

Electronics 4G coverage in India will beat 2G in a year: Mukesh Ambani
Author: 0 4G coverage in India will beat 2G in a year: Mukesh Ambani

Admitting that the industry faced challenges, Mr. Mittal said that he was confident that India would be the biggest telecom market in the world with its large population and the PM's belief in using digital platforms to serve the people. "The opportunity to pave the path for our nation's progress and create a better quality of life for every Indian beckons us", Ambani said. He said the industry is offering "yeoman service" and infusing large amounts of money in strengthening the ...

Electronics Second Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Released
Author: 0 Second Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Released

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally slated for release this fall, but was delayed to Spring 2018 for release on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 . This is a major thematic departure from the character of John Marston's from the previous game. Whether or not Rockstar will keep to this date or later on push it back again is anyone's guess, but Rockstar releases games on a Rockstar schedule, and ain't nobody going to do anything about it.

Electronics Microsoft Announces a New Windows 10 S Edition, Designed Exclusively for Businesses
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces a New Windows 10 S Edition, Designed Exclusively for Businesses

Folks at Neowin report that the company announced a new range of hardware at its Ignite event yesterday, that will be aimed squarely at the "frontline workers" aka businesses. Devices from OEMs including Acer, HP, Fujitsu and Lenovo are expected to roll out in the coming weeks starting at $275 each. The new service will offer Windows 10, Office 365 , Enterprise Mobility + Security in one subscription package which, Microsoft said, will help keep the operating costs of these devices down.

Electronics Xbox Live Games With Gold October 2017 Titles Revealed
Author: 0 Xbox Live Games With Gold October 2017 Titles Revealed

It looks like October is another great month for the Games with Gold program and Xbox Live subscribers. Starting October 1 on Xbox One , play the emotionally gripping first-person narrative adventure game Gone Home: Console Edition . Engage your logic skills for this first-person puzzler set on Jupiter's moon, Europa. How you decide to approach Medal of Honor: Airborne starts the moment you jump out of the plane.

Electronics Delta's free in-flight texting service launches this weekend
Author: 0 Delta's free in-flight texting service launches this weekend

Among its major legacy competitors United and American, Atlanta-based Delta said it is the first to offer free mobile messaging and will have the most aircraft with free messaging of any carrier. Delta said the new, complimentary capability will allow customers to stay fully connected with those still on the ground and exchange real time messages in flight with friends, family members, colleagues and clients via iMessage , WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger .

Electronics Microsoft Ignite shows off new options for Office 365, Skype for Business
Author: 0 Microsoft Ignite shows off new options for Office 365, Skype for Business

The event started by a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella who eagerly expressed Microsoft's Mixed Reality dreams. You don't have to be a quantum physicist to use them. Not all at once, but Microsoft Teams will phase out Skype For Business - a chat platform for the enterprise users. New experiences include Bing for business private preview, which provides a unified view of personalized, contextual search results from inside and outside your organization.

Electronics Biafra: Senate Declares Nigeria's Unity 'Not Negotiable'
Author: 0 Biafra: Senate Declares Nigeria's Unity 'Not Negotiable'

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the younger brother to the IPOB leader Emmanuel Kanu had called on the Nigerian military to either release his brother or his body to him. The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, declared that Nigeria's unity is not negotiable. The magistrate, who directed that the case file be transferred to the Department for Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice, adjourned the matter till October 25 for compliance and possible transfer to a High Court.

Electronics Porsche unveils the 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid
Author: 0 Porsche unveils the 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid

The Panamera Sport Turismo was already offered in 550 horsepower Turbo guise, but prior to now, you could only order 680 horsepower Turbo S E-Hybrid as a sedan. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo arrives on sale in the United Kingdom boasting a name that's too long to fit on its boot and a price tag that would buy you a pair of Panamera 4 Sport Turismos - £140,868.

Electronics Twitter is abandoning the 140-character limit that made it unique
Author: 0 Twitter is abandoning the 140-character limit that made it unique

The test is being made available to a small subset of users and applies to languages other than Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. It's true that some languages allow each character to count for more. Here's an example of how a 140 character tweet (left) and a 280 character tweet (right) appear in a Twitter timeline. Screen from Twitter contrasting 140- and 28-character tweets.

Electronics Google to ringfence shopping unit to avoid further European Union fines
Author: 0 Google to ringfence shopping unit to avoid further European Union fines

Thursday's deadline to comply with the European Union antitrust decision will give rivals like Shopzilla and Amazon an opportunity to buy space and serve links to retailers - but only in Europe . Google had 90 days to change its comparison shopping services or face additional fines. Google should reveal their Shopping plans on the 28th September, the deadline for offering a definitive action to the European Commission.

Author: 0 Here's One More Reason to Skip iPhone 8 for iPhone X

Unfortunately, the common saying about assuming things applies to the new iPhone as well . Apple's listed tech specs for the iPhone X claims that the handset can deliver up to 21 hours of talk time, up to 12 hours of internet use , up to 13 hours of playback and up to 60 hours of audio playback.

Electronics Microsoft Updates A Little Bit of Everything for Azure
Author: 0 Microsoft Updates A Little Bit of Everything for Azure

It also plans to let developers with Macs build serverless applications locally on their machines, and to address one of the bigger problems with serverless computing - a lack of supporting tools - with two new monitoring and analytics services that will help developers identify ways to make their applications better.

Electronics Spike in Violent Crime in '16 Was Biggest Increase in 25 Years
Author: 0 Spike in Violent Crime in '16 Was Biggest Increase in 25 Years

The number of burglaries in 2016 was 1,486 - an increase of 183 incidents, or 14 percent. But the violent crime rate remains well below historical rates. Chicago led the nation in murders in 2016, with 765 people killed - more than double New York's homicide rate - though the IL city has a much smaller population.

Electronics Sony Xperia XZ1 India Launch Set for Today: Specifications, Features
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ1 India Launch Set for Today: Specifications, Features

The smartphone is throttled by a top of the line Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM. The Xperia XZ1 is measured at 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm and it weighs around 155g. "The phone comes with 19 megapixels rear camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3" sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization and 4K video recording.

Electronics Intel's Newest, Fastest Processors: What You Need to Know
Author: 0 Intel's Newest, Fastest Processors: What You Need to Know

This chip , Intel claims, means a 25 percent boost in frames per second (FPS) in gaming and 45 percent improved 'mega-tasking' - as measured by the PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mega-Tasking Gaming Scenario, the company claims - compared to the quad-core eight-thread seventh-generation Core i7-7700K which it replaces.

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