TECHNOLOGY

iPhone 8 to be unveiled this Monday?

iPhone 8 to be unveiled this Monday?

Apple will be celebrating its 10th-year-anniverasry with its iPhone smartphone flagship this year. While the company usually launches its new smartphone by September, a J.P. Morgan analyst claims that the iPhone 8 might be launched this Monday, at Apple’s WWDC. A report by Apple Insider quotes Rod Hall, a stock analyst at J.P. Morgan in […]

iPhone 8 to feature world’s first 3D facial-recognition camera

iPhone 8 to feature world’s first 3D facial-recognition camera

Apple is reportedly working with LG Innotek, a branch of LG that makes electronic components, to supply the world’s first 3D facial recognition-capable camera to the iPhone 8, according to Korea Economic Daily (via The Investor). 3D facial recognition would give the camera the ability to sense depth, which can in theory make the act […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 screen more prone to screen cracks

Samsung Galaxy S8 screen more prone to screen cracks

Samsung’s latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also “extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from […]

PICTURES: Is this the new iPhone 8?

PICTURES: Is this the new iPhone 8?

New images claiming to be the ‘iPhone 8’ have surfaced, revealing a device with a full-frame screen, rounded corners and nearly no bezels. The renders have also suggested that Apple is going to hide a few components from plain sight – the fingerprint sensor, front camera, 3D depth sensors and top speaker are hidden underneath […]

YouTube won’t show ads until channel reaches 10K views

YouTube won’t show ads until channel reaches 10K views

For millions of creators, making videos on YouTube is not just a creative outlet, it is a source of income. Announcing a change to its “YouTube Partner Programme”, video creators will not be able to make money until channel reaches 10,000 views. The streaming service opened “YouTube Partner Programme” (YPP) to everyone in 2007 that […]

Google introduces ‘fact check’ to global search results

Google introduces ‘fact check’ to global search results

Google is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and ‘fake news’, the company said today. The new tags, to be used in all languages for users worldwide, will use third-party fact-checkers to indicate whether news items are true, false or somewhere in-between. “For […]

iPhone 8 launch to be delayed

iPhone 8 launch to be delayed

In recent years, Apple has released its iPhone updates in September, but according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), suppliers are encountering “technical issues” in the production of the upcoming “iPhone 8” because of differences in the display lamination process and challenges involved in integrating the 3D sensing front camera system. The report tallies with […]

Facebook, Twitter and Google face $50 million fines in Germany

Facebook, Twitter and Google face $50 million fines in Germany

The German government on Wednesday approved fines of up to $50 million against social networking sites that fail to remove illegal content, such as hate speech, extremist material and fake news, reported by users within a week. Germany has long pressed Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to delete hate speech from their websites at faster […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here (Pictures)

Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here (Pictures)

After months of leaks and countless rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been officially unveiled. The device is one of two new phones with the S8 landing alongside the even larger 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8+. Both feature facial recognition technology that allows users to unlock the phone with their face, and a Bixby ‘personal assistant’ […]

REVEALED: Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

REVEALED: Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

Here then are the specifications for the Galaxy S8 – we can’t be certain they are the real deal until the Galaxy Unpacked event gets underway in a couple of days, but they match much of what we’ve heard so far: Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, QHD 2960 x 1440 Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895, 1.7GHz + […]

Apple Unveils Special Edition Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple Unveils Special Edition Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple has today announced two special edition iPhones, in partnership with (Red). The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been released in a red aluminium finish to mark 10 years of partnership between Apple and the ethical consumerism brand. The handset will also feature a stainless steel Apple logo, and will be available in […]