Back in the summer of 2016 I wrote a piece for this very site pondering what the future held for Sony now that Uncharted, the PlayStation creator’s most successful series, had drawn to a close with its most ambitious and exciting installment inUncharted 4: A Thief’s End . The game was action-adventure in its grandest form, but it was a bittersweet experience saying goodbye to a bona fide gaming icon. Once the sadness passed and, looking for something –  anything – to look forward to, I posited the question: so where would Sony look to next, now that Nathan ‘Cash Cow’ Drake was finally strollingRead More →

Following a well-publicized overheating issue which hit EVGA’s GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards late last year, the company has taken further action to calm any remaining fears with the launch of refreshed cards that feature an improved cooling system. If you missed this, EVGA quite literally came under fire last autumn, because these video cards were overheating to the point of actually producing flames, or so reports and YouTube clips claimed. And while an immediate fix was applied, this is the graphics card vendor’s longer-term response, giving 10 cards in total – across GTX 1060 , 1070 and 1080 models – new enhanced iCX coolingRead More →

Staff members are, of course, critical to any business, and human resource departments have to strive to find the best recruits for their organisation, putting in place a sterling system for filtering job applicants and conducting interviews. But HR responsibilities don’t stop there. Once employed, there’s a duty to care for workers, ensure they can do their jobs effectively, and perhaps most importantly,train staff to produce even better results. Previously, businesses have relied on training days and professional courses to educate staff, but these things can be time-consuming, not to mention costly. Online learning platforms are a great way to streamline training programmes, and thereRead More →

Apple’s iOS 10 and iOS 10.3 updates for your iPhone and iPad really live up to the milestone software version number, bringing major changes to your daily phone and tablet routine. You won’t even recognize portions of the interface; that’s how different things are. But don’t worry, almost all of the new iOS 10 features are for the best – and absolutely free to download today. iOS 10 launched alongside watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch in September, and just before macOS for MacBook Pro 2016 in October, after they all made their big debut at WWDC 2016 in June. We’ve been playing with theRead More →

Many believe drones are slowly becoming the next big wave in transportation. Flying copters are being used for a vast range of things, from imaging to food delivery. Yet drones still tend to bring a sense of unease when you see one flying about in the air. There are a lot of variables like wind speed, rain, light and electric poles, other flying objects, and so on involved during a drone’s flight path. Microsoft is trying to help tackle that by introducing a simulation tool that will allow you to test drones minus the real-world risks. A research team at Microsoft has a simulation toolRead More →

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will build the first city on the Red Planet as part of the 2117 Mars project in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes. The Mars 2117 Project was announced by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Gulf News reported on Tuesday. As part of a 100-year national programme, the UAE will set in operation a plan to prepare national cadres who can achieve scientific breakthroughs to facilitateRead More →

Nvidia offered a bold new strategy at this week’s International CES in Las Vegas. The company, which has been a leader in hardware graphics technology for decades, recently has expanded into the realms of artificial intelligence, deep learning and automotive tech. Graphical support and video delivery will however remain a key component of the company’s strategy, according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Nvidia’s GeForce NOW Service will expand to millions more PCs and Macs, he announced in his keynote address at CES. Huang also launched a new version of Shield — Nvidia’s streamer technology. Shield is at the very center of Nvidia’s home AI strategy.Read More →

Las Vegas is arguably the gambling capital of the world, but it’s also the king city for ransomware, based on recent research. Among the world’s nations, the United States ranked highest in ransomware incidents, according to a Malwarebytes report on the prevalence and distribution of extortion apps. The area of the country that logged the most incidents was the Las Vegas-Henderson, Nevada, region. Nevada cities led the nation in overall ransomware detections, most detections per individual machine, and most detections per population, according to the report, which is based on an analysis of half a million ransomware incidents. Las Vegas’ attraction to tourists and conferenceRead More →

An assembly plant that Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up in Bengaluru will focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The source, who asked not to be named because he was not cleared to discuss matters publicly, said Apple and the Indian government were, however, still discussing “the repatriation of long-term profits from local sales and exports.” The government of the Indian state of Karnataka said on Thursday it welcomed Apple’s proposal to begin initial manufacturing operations in tech hub Bengaluru, its state capital, hinting it is moving forward with plans to assemble iPhones inRead More →

To counter threat from Reliance Jio, state-run telecom firm BSNL on Friday slashed 3G mobile Internet rates by about three-fourths, bringing down the cost of per GB data to as low as Rs 36 under a special pack. “Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to offer up to four times extra data on existing data STVs (special tariff vouchers) available in the market,” BSNL said in a statement. Under Rs. 291 plan, a customer will get four times more data at 8GB with a validity of 28 days against 2GB earlier. The Rs. 78 plan will offer double data at 2GB. “With these offersRead More →