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Amazon’s Latest Super-Cool Alexa Gadgets: Here’s All You Need To Know

There’s a pattern to the Fall in the world of technology, as predictable as when the leaves will gently tumble from the trees. After the change of seasons is heralded by the big technology showcase in Berlin, called IFA, it’s Apple’s turn to reveal its latest iPhones in early September. Then Amazon has its own shindig, followed by Google’s Pixel reveal (coming early next month). And then there could ... Read More »

Quantum computer bests all conventional computers in first claim of ‘supremacy’

The age of quantum computing may have begun not with a flashy press conference but with an internet leak. According to a paper posted briefly–and presumably mistakenly–to a lab site, physicists at Google have used a quantum computer to perform a calculation that would overwhelm the world’s best conventional supercomputer. Although the specific computation has no known use, the result ... Read More »

Safely charge all your gadgets with a discounted Belkin surge protectors

Odds are you have more than one or two devices that you need to charge on a regular basis, and that can be a pain at times since most people don’t have an abundance of wall outlets just hanging around unused. Surge protectors, or power strips, are a great way to charge up multiple devices from a single wall receptacle, ... Read More »

Family finance: Krishna needs to quickly invest high surplus to meet all goals

A.M. Krishna,38 years, stays with his homemaker wife, 34 years, and two-yearold child in his own house, in Hyderabad. He brings in a salary of Rs 1.26 lakh a month. He has also taken a home loan of Rs 23 lakh, for which he is paying an EMI of Rs 40,500. After considering household expenses of Rs 35,000, insurance premium ... Read More »

All aboard the Computer Bus

Touring villages and spreading the word on digital literacy, the bus is a harbinger of hope for young learners What caught my eye on entering the Zila Parishad (ZP) Primary School, Mordewadi, was the Computer Bus, which I had come to write on, standing stoically a little distance away from the gate, on the school promises. The Computer Bus is ... Read More »

Fortnite Down for Maintenance on All Platforms, Epic Working on Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Fortnite is unplayable on any platform right now Epic Games is upgrading its database as a fix Fortnite has been down for over 12 hours Popular battle royale shooter Fortnite has been down for over 12 hours on all platforms – PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS. Developer Epic Games has taken the Fortnite servers offline for maintenance. According ... Read More »

Apple on Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities: All Mac, iOS Devices Affected

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said recent updates protect its devices from Meltdown Mac and iOS devices still affected by Spectre, but fix coming Spectre fix will involve a patch for its Safari browser On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems ... Read More »

Microsoft Store Black Friday 2017 Ad Deals: All Xbox One And PC Game Sales

The Microsoft Store may not be the first retailer that comes to mind when thinking about Black Friday deals, but Microsoft’s retail branch does frequently have some worthwhile offers. This year is no exception, as the store–like many others–has released its Black Friday ad in advance of the big shopping day. As you’d expect, you won’t find any PS4 or Nintendo Switch discounts here, but those in the ... Read More »

All iPhone 2018 Models to Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple may never launch another iPhone with Touch ID again The prediction comes from KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Rest of the industry is sticking with fingerprint scanner for now If you were planning to ditch Apple’s iPhone X model in hopes that perhaps next year its successor will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display, you’re up for some ... Read More »

KGI: Apple to use FaceID on all iPhones next year

Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities correctly predicted that Apple will drop the fingerprint reader, though he wasn’t right about the gesture area. Now he’s back with another forecast for the future – in 2018 Apple will drop the fingerprint reader altogether. This means that the company will fully rely on the new Kinect-like TrueDepth camera and FaceID system. But the camera does more than ... Read More »