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‘Insanely fast’, says Xiaomi Mi 5’s first video teaser

Less than a week after sharing some sample pictures captured with the Mi 5’s camera, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra has released the first video teaser for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Contrary to what one would expect, the Mi 5 doesn’t make even a single appearance in the video, which is aimed at trumpeting the device’s speed. Instead, the teaser ... Read More »

US says cyber battle against ISIS will ‘black these guys out’

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group’s ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday. His comments build on those from earlier this week when, for the first time, the Department of Defense admitted to an active offensive cyberspace mission. “There is no reason why these guys ought to be able ... Read More »

‘Madden NFL’ says this team will win Super Bowl

Getty Images Madden NFL 16 by EA Sports. It’s not uncommon for video game companies to run simulations of big games in their products to whip up a little consumer interest before the events. But when Electronic Arts’ “Madden NFL” puts on its prognostication helmet, it’s worth listening to what it has to say. The long-running franchise, coming off last ... Read More »

Next-gen games will have machine intelligence, says Google’s Robert J. Mical

Games that can communicate intelligently with players will be the next landmark advance in gaming, according to industry legend Robert J. Mical. But virtual reality headsets were less likely to take off a big way, Mical, who is best known for co-inventing the Atari Lynx and the 3DO Interactive multiplayer, told CNBC at the EmTech Asia conference in Singapore on ... Read More »

Credit Suisse posts loss, CEO says ‘buy banks’

Credit Suisse on Thursday posted a pre-tax loss for last year after a challenging fourth quarter in which it took substantial charges and warned it expected markets to remain volatile throughout the remainder of 2016. CEO Tidjane Thiam said only time – most likely a couple of quarters – would help to restore calm on the markets. “The slowdown in ... Read More »

HSBC pegs FY16 growth at 7.4%, says reforms key to push it up

Foreign brokerage HSBC has said the country is in the midst of a “credit-less” recovery and policy reforms are the main way ahead to achieve higher growth. Expressing dissatisfaction with the new way of GDP computation, its country economists, led by Pranjul Bhandari, estimated that the economy would clock a 7.4 per cent growth in FY16, and it would remain ... Read More »

BofAML contrarian indicator says market poised for 24% gain

Sentiment on Wall Street has gotten so bad that it’s good, at least according to one indicator with a high degree of accuracy. Investor optimism has continued to erode through the current correcting, with some gauges showing bearishness at multiyear highs. One in particular — the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Sell Side Indicator — puts sentiment “close to where ... Read More »

Microsoft says its fix for Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 finally solves power problems

It seems like Microsoft has finally, completely solved its long-standing power problems with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. At least that’s the message its sending with a new firmware update that was released today. According to Microsoft, the firmware update released Wednesday fixes an issue whereby both the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 failed to go into ... Read More »

Rumor says HTC One M10 won’t be unveiled at MWC, but sometime in March

As we get closer and closer to MWC, we’ve seen a lot of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S7and even the LG G5. Both of these smartphones are expected to become official at MWC, so that makes sense. However, HTC’s successor to the One M9 from last year has been completely absent from the rumors. And now we may have ... Read More »

Apple says tattoos can cause watch problems – jeepininmidwest

Apple has said some of the functions on its new smartwatch may not work properly when it is worn over tattoos. Darker-coloured artwork and even changes in darker coloured skin types can fool the light sensors on the back of the watch. The problem is not exclusive to the Apple Watch, which performed well in independent tests. But it does ... Read More »