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  • Hands on: JBL Soundgear review

    2 September 2017 2:39 PM 16

    Shoulder-mounted speakers for personalized pseudo-surround sound When earphones just aren’t enough, it’s time to shoulder-mount some speakers. First shown off at this year’s CES show, and now found in their final form at IFA 2017, JBL used this year’s IFA conference to let the press go ears-on with its crazy Soundgear speakers. So here’s the idea – it’s a Bluetooth

  • What Is Firefox Send? How To Use It To Securely Share “Self-destructing” Files Online?

    1 September 2017 11:09 AM 11

    Firefox Send is a new experimental feature launched by Mozilla in the first week of August 2017. Mozilla has worked to make Send a no-nonsense tool that just works. Some people have also called it the Snapchat of file-sharing. While this analogy might not seem fitting to many, it’s amusing. A lot of stress has been put to make sure that your data is secure

  • Smite and Paladins Oceania finals to feature at PAX Aus

    1 September 2017 2:21 AM 14

    Hi-Rez Studios has announced that it is running Smite and Paladins tournaments at PAX Australia this year. At the PAX Arena stage, the top four Smite teams in the Oceania region – including mid year champs Legacy Esports – will compete for a share in AU$35,000 and the right to represent the region at Hi-Rez Expo (HRX) in Atlanta this coming January

  • Honda is firing back at Tesla and other automakers by rolling out 2 electric cars by 2018

    31 August 2017 1:42 PM 4

    Honda is taking aim at Tesla and launching two electric cars by 2018. Honda said in June that one of its upcoming electric cars will be specifically for the Chinese market, and the company hinted in a statement Tuesday that the other would be for the European market. Honda said in the statement that it will debut its Urban EV Concept at the Frankfurt

  • National promises ultrafast broadband for 190 towns

    30 August 2017 12:17 AM 3

    Prime Minister Bill English has announced the rollout of ultrafast broadband to another 190 towns and rural areas at a cost of $270 million. It will see the UFB network completed two years ahead of time - by the end of 2022. English said UFB was critical for businesses in the regions, especially those focussing on technology. The funding includes $140 million

  • Google now offers more money saving options when you're trip planning

    29 August 2017 6:53 PM 2

    If you’re a flexible kind of traveler, Google is releasing an update to search that might help save some money the next time you’re flying somewhere. A new tab under Google’s Flights search, called Flight Insights, now shows you tips to make your travel a little more cost-efficient, such as flying on a different day, landing in a different airport, or checking

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole to be uncut in AU

    29 August 2017 4:23 AM 2

    Gamers won't be butt-hurt, but there will be Fractured But Wholes in Australia. South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been rated R18+ in the land Down Under, and will be released completely uncut and uncensored, kiddie lap dance farts scene and all. The Fractured But Whole is a sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth, which attained the same R18+ rating

  • [H]ardOCP: Why Smartwatches Failed

    27 August 2017 11:24 PM 3

    As more and more companies exit the market, it’s clear that smartwatches failed as a product category: this writer proposes that the primary misstep was that Apple, Samsung, and other major smartwatch makers did not focus on the enterprise first. The argument is that their cost, bulkiness, and other shortcomings (which turned consumers away) would actually

  • Reliance Jio's another wave of disruption sends rivals scurrying for safety

    26 August 2017 8:23 AM 3

    NEW DELHI: The recent start of pre-booking for Reliance Jio’s much-touted 4G feature phone—JioPhone—is another disruptive ploy of Mukesh Ambani-owned company. Reliance Jio's stormy entry into $26 billion Indian telecom market riding on big freebies last year changed rules of the game. With its second wave of disruption, it might end up leading the game. After

  • Facebook adds more ways to relive memories in your News Feed

    26 August 2017 8:13 AM 2

    You’ll also get congratulatory posts for friendship milestones. Facebook's On This Day has become one of its more popular features, so it's adding a handful of similar memory-centric compilations to your Feed. Along with showing you the Facebook activity you were a part of in previous years, the site will now group recent posts into a monthly or seasonal