Thursday, 18 October 2018

Xbox One October Update Brings New Avatars, Dolby Vision, and More

The October update for the Xbox One is now rolling out, Microsoft announced Thursday. It brings tons of new Xbox Avatars, support for Dolby Vision HDR, a new Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa (only in the US), and five new languages for the built-in Narrator. Microsoft has updated the Avatar Editor for Xbox, allowing players to choose from “a…

Scientists Grow Tiny Human Retinas in a Dish

Kiara Eldred sometimes compares her nine-month-long scientific experiments, growing tiny human retinas in a laboratory dish, to raising children. Eldred, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, starts by growing thousands of stem cells and feeding them nutrients and chemicals that will steer them to develop into the retina, the…

Oppo Hyper Boost Mobile Acceleration Unveiled to Take on Huawei’s GPU Turbo, to Arrive on Oppo R17 Duo First

BBK-owned Chinese smartphone giant Oppo just before the launch of its latest K1 smartphone teased its new Hyper Boost mobile acceleration technology. An attempt to take on Huawei’s GPU Turbo, this technology offers to accelerate overall performance of a smartphone during intense usage sessions. The company has now gone ahead and unveiled the technology officially in China. Initially, Oppo says, the Oppo…

Fallout 76 In-Game Currency ‘Atoms’ Can Be Spent on Cosmetic Upgrades Only

The in-game currency in Fallout 76, called ‘Atoms’, can only be spent on cosmetic upgrades such as skins and outfits, Bethesda has revealed. Additionally, players on Xbox One will get 500 Atoms for free, due to Microsoft’s long-standing partnership with Bethesda. In an interview with Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb, Bethesda VP Pete Hines said that…

Video Ad Business Booming in the US, Says eMarketer

The video ad business is booming the US, with spending expected to grow 30 percent this year to $27.82 billion (roughly Rs. 2.06 lakh crores), an eMarketer forecast released Tuesday showed. Video ads will account for a quarter of overall digital ad spending this year, the market tracker predicted. Facebook,…

Jio to Connect Uttarakhand Schools With High-Speed Internet

Having invested over Rs 4,000 crores in Uttarakhand, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh AmbaniSunday said his telecom venture Reliance Jio will in the next two years connect most of the 2,385-plus government schools and colleges with high-speed Internet to make the state a ‘Digital Devbhoomi’. Speaking at the Uttarakhand Investors Summit in Dehradun, he said Jio…

Amazon Updates Alexa App With Ability to Control Multiple Smart Devices in a Group

Amazon has updated the Alexa app with a visual redesign treatment. The updated Amazon Alexa app additionally makes it easier to set up Alexa-enabled devices and control multiple smart lights and other connected devices directly from the Devices tab. Amazon has already released the new experience the Alexa app version 2.2.235542.0 for iOS devices. However,…

Poco F1 Rosso Red Colour Variant Launched in India, First Sale on October 11

Poco F1 has received a new Rosso Red colour option in the Indian market. Announced back in August, the Poco F1₹ 23,999 Rosso Red has been launched in India this week and will be available in all three configurations – 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage –…