Tag Archives: May

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

Google May Buy HTC’s Smartphone Business: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Google is reported to buy HTC’s phone business Google is considering two options to seal the deal with HTC HTC’s virtual reality business (HTC Vive) would not be part of the deal Google is reportedly considering acquiring the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC’s phone business, media reported. According to a report in the Chinese publication Commercial Times, Google is considering two ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Have Been Revealed Ahead Of Schedule Via Exynos 8895 Tweet

Samsung has taken things to Twitter to promote its Exynos 8895, touting it as “a processor to create infinite possibilities.” But that’s not the most interesting part of it, as many believe that the promotion may have revealed the upcoming Galaxy Note 8(pictured) ahead of schedule, which is reportedly scheduled to launch on Aug. 23. Galaxy Note 8 ‘Accidentally’ Revealed? Even ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 May Have a Bug That Could Prevent You From Making an Emergency Call

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 is said to reboot when users dial 911 It remains unclear what’s causing the issue This isn’t the first time OnePlus 5 has run into an issue If some users’ complaints are to believed, the newly launched OnePlus smartphone may have a bug that reboots the phone when an emergency number is dialled. The issue was first discovered by ... Read More »

10 great PC games you may have missed in 2017

Credit: Gordon Mah Ung/Rob Schultz/IDG LATEST REVIEWS Endless Space 2 on Steam, MSRP $39.99 Learn more Prey on Steam, MSRP $59.99 Learn more HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap on HTC, MSRP $99.00 Learn more Now that we’ve taken a peek at the best PC games of 2017—so far, at least—it’s time for our other biannual tradition: Rounding up some of the top PC games of 2017 that might ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Just Have Been Revealed by the Company

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks are increasing in frequency, but surprisingly, this time around, the South Korean smartphone maker might have teased the handset to us by itself. In a teaser image, shared by the Exynos team, Samsung might have given us the first glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Separately, the smartphone has been tipped to be released in September this ... Read More »

vivo may be first to out a smartphone with fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen

For many months now rumors have claimed that Samsung, Apple, or both companies will come out with devices sporting a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display this year. When that didn’t happen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the speculation switched its focus onto the upcoming Note8. And for Apple this has always been claimed with regard to the tenth ... Read More »

New CERN Particle Accelerator May Help Both Doctors and Art Sleuths

A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research centre, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyse artwork. CERN is gradually upgrading its hardware to get more data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), its 27-km (17-mile) circular accelerator that smashes protons together at almost the speed of light ... Read More »

Britain’s May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

  British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefield to the internet”. A senior British government source said May, attending her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister last year, will say social ... Read More »