• Peter Dinklage stars in the trailer for the sci-fi thriller Rememory
Peter Dinklage stars in the trailer for the sci-fi thriller Rememory

Enter detective Sam Bloom (Dinklage), who is singlehandedly tasked with viewing the late inventor's memories in order to discover the identity of his killer, and a whole string of interconnected events ensue. His grieving wife (Ormond) retreats into her house and cuts off contact with the outside world when a mysterious man (Dinklage) shows up. H...

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  • Apple is reportedly investing $1 billion in original video content
Apple is reportedly investing $1 billion in original video content

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg joined Apple in June after being poached from Sony Pictures Television. Making TV is expensive, with season six of Game of Thronesreportedly costing $10 million per episode. Netflix will spend around $7 billion on content in 2018. And this week Apple said it recruited Matt Cherniss, ex-G.M. of WGN America and Trib...

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  • Tech companies, law profs agree
Tech companies, law profs agree

The ACLU is joined by 20 media organizations warning of a chilling effect resulting from easy law enforcement access to the location information of reporters and their sources. The fourteen tech companies argue that the Fourth Amendment has to adapt to the way technology works. In advance of the Supreme Court weighing in on the subject this fall,...

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  • Facebook News Feed redesign adds Twitter-like circular icons
Facebook News Feed redesign adds Twitter-like circular icons

The big new difference in the new Facebook is the new icons. The blocky fields are swapped out for rounder conversation bubbles to make a post and replies appear more like a modern messaging app. On mobile, expect these changes to roll out in the coming weeks. Additionally, Facebook is also bring some enhancements to its built-in camera feature.

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  • Facebook introduces design improvements to News Feed for better navigation
Facebook introduces design improvements to News Feed for better navigation

The redesign of the user interface is part of Facebook's efforts in improving the app's readability and navigation. Facebook also plans to simplify navigation. The company said that the design changes will be available users 'over the coming weeks'. In a blog post announcing the design changes, Facebook didn't explain why it is swapping out t...

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  • Volcanoes Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice
Volcanoes Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

Further research will help geologists better understand how volcanoes might influence changes in ice sheets over long timespans, while also improving our understanding of the continent's climatic past. This discovery shows that the region has as many volcanoes as regions from East Asia or North America have. "This is a major step forward in under...

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  • StarCraft: Remastered Is Officially Available
StarCraft: Remastered Is Officially Available

Blizzard's justification for the new policy is that the Remastered version affords a range of in-game benefits for those who play it at PC bangs, such as extra experience points, thus benefitting PC bang owners and justifying the fees. Back when StarCraft: Remastered was announced, Blizzard began giving away the original version of the game for ...

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  • Google Pixel 2 Spotted on FCC
Google Pixel 2 Spotted on FCC

Since Edge Sense is based on the pressure applied to the side of the device, it can be used in almost any condition - including rainy weather that would normally pose a challenge with capacitive buttons. More details about the processor and internal storage have been revealed in the FCC filing as well. That means it will have a glass portion at t...

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  • Aston Martin Unveils The Vanquish Zagato Speedster And Shooting Brake
Aston Martin Unveils The Vanquish Zagato Speedster And Shooting Brake

Under the bonnet the cars will all receive the same powerplant and drivetrain as the Vanquish S. That means a 5.9-litre V12 capable of delivering 430kW to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automated manual transmission. The Speedster gets cues already seen on the Coupe and Volante, with a different front grille and headlight treatment. Aston Mar...

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  • Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere
Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere

While Cassini hasn't garnered the public love and affection of the adored Rosetta and Philae comet landing (which was helped with a strong social media game), its contributions to our knowledge of Saturn has been enormous. "One of the biggest surprises was what we saw [during the first dive], when project managers were concerned that the environm...

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"Edge Sense" will become "Active Edge" on HTC-made Google Pixel 2

The latest version of Google's Contacts (version 2.12.164543808) brings the ability to merge duplicate contacts from the contacts list, as well as provide automatic suggestions for adding information to your existing contacts. Its frame will be squeezable like that of the HTC U11 , though in the Pixel the feature will be called Active Edge. From...

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  • Samsung's newest portable SSD offers stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s
Samsung's newest portable SSD offers stunning speeds of up to 540 MB/s

Samsung rates the T5's transfer speeds at up to 540 MB/s, and like all such theoretical figures this remains out of reach in the real world. A survey commissioned by Samsung found that 60% of Australians had lost content because they had not backed up data.

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  • Google Launches 'Allo For Web' Browser Messaging Client
Google Launches 'Allo For Web' Browser Messaging Client

There is no word on when the iOS version will be getting this functionality. As reported before, Allo on the web uses a similar pairing process to WhatsApp to connect its web client with your mobile device. All of your current conversations can be found on the left, and you can start a new message by clicking on "Start a chat" above all o...

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  • North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation
North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

KCNA said on Wednesday a mass rally was held in Pyongyang to support the government. Guam and the USA air and naval forces that are based there have been under alert since it was named by North Korea as a potential demonstration target, with the regime threatening to fire missiles into the sea near the island that's home to some 160,000 people....

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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War's endgame turns the table on Talion
Middle-earth: Shadow of War's endgame turns the table on Talion

Effectively a mini campaign, it takes place after the game's story is concluded and players have conquered all of Mordor. Split up via various stages, more regions will come under attack by harder enemies the more you repel the assaults. Shadow Wars will have an additional true ending that will apparently tie Shadow of War directly into the Lord...

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  • Ford GT edition honours Le Mans heritage
Ford GT edition honours Le Mans heritage

The limited edition model will come with glossy Race Red paint and white stripes, but we will also see the same No.1 number which was on the racing vehicle back in 1967. Finished in a red and white livery that pays tribute to the original auto, a racer driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, the '67 Heritage Edition will be released in very ...

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  • New LTE Apple Watch Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor
New LTE Apple Watch Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor

On Aug 4 Patently Apple posted a report about the next-gen cellular ready Apple Watch titled "The Apple Watch Breakthrough that we've all been waiting for may arrive in Q4". That, Kuo reportedly said , is an increase of 70% year over year, which is even more impressive! No mention in Businessweek's report, though, of the all-new form factor...

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  • Samsung's new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant
Samsung's new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant

While some reports have said the Gear Fit2 Pro will be a slightly more polished version of the Gear Fit2, other scattered reports suggest the wearable will be an all-new device. However, it looks like the handset will not be the only new device on stage, with a new Gear Fit2 Pro wearable also being unveiled at the same time.

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  • Some Egg Products Contaminated with Insecticide Found in Austria
Some Egg Products Contaminated with Insecticide Found in Austria

Contamination was found in wholesale products used in the restaurant industry that had come from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland, AGES said, without elaborating. "All egg products contaminated with fipronil will immediately be removed from the market". "Food safety authorities still have no reason to believe that fipronil has been us...

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  • Launch trailer released for Agents of Mayhem, watch it here
Launch trailer released for Agents of Mayhem, watch it here

The game is set after the events of Devil's Night, in a futuristic Seoul, South Korea. The super villainous organization known as LEGION, led by a man called the Morningstar, made itself known with a simultaneous global attack. Agents of Mayhem takes place after a particular ending of Volition's Saints Row IV expansion, Gat out of Hell . For...

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  • North Korea will have Guam strike plan ready by 'mid-August'
North Korea will have Guam strike plan ready by 'mid-August'

The Guam Homeland Security Department released a new fact sheet on its website on Friday to help citizens prepare for an "imminent missile threat ". Joseph Dunford on Monday, according to an official with South Korea's Presidential Office. Called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, the exercises are expected to run August 21-31 and involve tens of thous...

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  • SpaceX Will Send HPE Supercomputer To The ISS
SpaceX Will Send HPE Supercomputer To The ISS

The launch at 9:31 a.m. PDT was Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s 12th International Space Station resupply mission for NASA , and its third this year. The second stage of the rocket that delivers the load-carrying spacecraft to orbit will be discarded in space, as usual. It's expected to arrive Wednesday at the space station.

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  • Aetna in talks to get Apple Watches to its customers
Aetna in talks to get Apple Watches to its customers

The two companies allegedly discussed offering free or discounted watches to the 23 million individuals covered by Aetna . Last week, insurance giant Aetna and tech kingpin Apple had secret discussions about getting health and fitness tracker Apple Watch on the wrists of millions of consumers linked to Aetna , according to a report ...

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  • It's costing Google billions for prime position on iOS
It's costing Google billions for prime position on iOS

Currently, iPhone and iPad users can change the default search engine by clicking on Safari under the Settings option. Google paid Apple $1 billion for the same search engine rights in 2014. Other parts of the services business come with greater costs. That's no easy task, as there are now over 2.2 million apps in the App Store. But Sacconaghi ...

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  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 package includes dead Vega GPU
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 package includes dead Vega GPU

While AMD's new cards aren't expected to steal the show from Nvidia , early reviews suggest AMD's products should be able to hold their own in the market. There's also a rather cool, non-working Vega MCM included, along with a few Radeon RX Vega stickers, that gives you a good view of what 8GB of HBM2 memory looks like bolted up to the rather larg...

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  • Benchmark tells Uber employees: This is why we're suing Travis Kalanick
Benchmark tells Uber employees: This is why we're suing Travis Kalanick

Last week, Benchmark filed suit against Kadalanick seeking to eliminate those seats and remove him from the board. Benchmark Partner Bill Gurley led an effort to oust Kalanick as CEO in June. But in an email obtained by Axios , a group of shareholders criticized Benchmark's role in Kalanick's dismissal, and the subsequent lawsuit. Benchmark ...

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  • Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta
Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta

If you're planning to play on PlayStation 4, you'll get access to the Private Multiplayer Beta first on August 25, so long as you preordered the game to do so. Enlist in all five Divisions and watch for new content throughout the Beta. Equally, when it comes to progression , Sledgehammer say that players will begin at Soldier Rank 1 and rank...

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  • Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware
Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware

He was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with developing Kronos - malware allegedly created to steal banking logins and other financial information - in early August. Up until now, Hutchins was prevented from accessing the internet, had to surrender his passport, and needed to be monitored by Global Positioning System.

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  • Could This Person Be Jon Snow's Father?
Could This Person Be Jon Snow's Father?

Ned, we assume to some degree, agreed to adopt the child - her and Rhaegar's baby - telling her brother: "If Robert finds out he'll kill him". Being the son of Rhaegar makes Jon a Targaryen and also Daenerys's nephew, the Queen of Dragons being the Mad King's daughter.

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  • Earth's largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica
Earth's largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica

The team's results do not indicate whether the volcanoes are active, but should inform ongoing research into seismic monitoring in the area. "That is something we need to determine as quickly as possible". The identified volcanoes extend in height from 100 metres (328 feet) to 3,850 metres (12,631 feet), and while the researchers don't yet know if ...

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  • Pokémon GO: How to get Mewtwo in the UK
Pokémon GO: How to get Mewtwo in the UK

The following week you may then get an Exclusive Raid invitation for Mewtwo at one of those locations. The Psychic Pokemon first appeared at the Pokemon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan, where players got to fight a Mewtwo Legendary Raid.

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  • Welcoming the solar eclipse: Library hosts fun-filled week for upcoming eclipse
Welcoming the solar eclipse: Library hosts fun-filled week for upcoming eclipse

It takes a few seconds for this to happen, but afterwards you will see a spot as big as the solar surface you glimpsed when you look away from the sun at some other scenery. One woman whom Amazon recently refunded, bought 500 eclipse glasses in bulk on the site from a Chinese manufacturer who told her they were safe.

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  • Nintendo faces patent infringement lawsuit over its Switch console controllers
Nintendo faces patent infringement lawsuit over its Switch console controllers

Of course, you have to factor in that the Switch is really just an improved version of the Wii U's gamepad, prototypes for which existed years before Gamevice's Wikipad ever hit the shelves in 2014. The hardware developer has now claimed that their patent titled, "Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section", i...

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  • Nokia 5 to go on sale from Independence Day onwards
Nokia 5 to go on sale from Independence Day onwards

Nokia 5 smartphone along with Nokia 6 was last month reported to be available for sale in mid-August. The Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 have already gone on sale in India and the Nokia 5 is now set to hit retail stores on Independence Day, August 15.

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  • LG teases V30 software features, including Floating Bar for frequently used actions
LG teases V30 software features, including Floating Bar for frequently used actions

Well, it's apparently... an always-on display. "The AOD now not only shows the clock, it can also be set to display Quick Tools, Music Player or a personal photograph as well", the company said. Just days after it revealed some hardware details for the upcoming V30 smartphone, LG has now shared some of the software-related information. Apart ...

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