Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shouting "Hey Cortana" will now wake the Surface Studio

Shouting "Hey Cortana" will now wake the Surface Studio
Shouting "Hey Cortana" will now wake the Surface Studio
Microsoft launched the Surface Studio on 15th December 2016, and only now will it release its first major update. The Surface Studio is an all in one PC in Microsoft's Surface lineup. With the release of a new audio driver on Windows Update, will allow owners of a Surface Studio to awaken their machines by simply saying "Hey Cortana".

The wake-up functionality has been supported by Intel's Skylake line of processors for quite some time now. However, the Surface Studio is one of the first devices to support waking up from, as Microsoft terms it, "modern standby" using voice commands. This feature comes as part of a new Creators Update for Microsoft Windows 10.

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nintendo might launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

Nintendo might launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

Nintendo might launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

Back in November 2016, Nintendo released the Miniature Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Console. It was widely popular and was received with great enthusiasm, so much so that by the end of the year (with a total period of a month and a half on sale) it had sold 1.5 million units worldwide. Now it is rumored that Nintendo will follow up the success of last year's micro-console with the release of its super popular Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Eurogamer reported that sources close to the company have stated that the micro SNES is slated for a release date so that it is available just in time for Christmas 2017.

It is also said that Nintendo will continue with the simple plug and play format of the micro NES. The SNES was an extremely popular console in its day, probably one of the most popular consoles of all time.

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Samsung Gear gets a VR Controller

Samsung Gear gets a VR Controller

Samsung Gear gets a VR Controller

Samsung’s Gear VR, designed by Oculus and Samsung, is one of the major Virtual Reality (VR) headsets available on the market. One of the first commercial headset designed for use with mobiles, it has helped advance development and general interest in this new platform. It provides real power and great interactivity. With 5 million units sold, it is second only to Google’s Cardboard VR. However, even though the device has been very successful, it does have a major issue with its control system. This will, however, change come 21st April 2017, when the Gear VR will get a new VR Controller to go along with the headset.

The new Gear VR controller will help provide users with a new way to input commands and interact with objects in the virtual world. The headset will still remain the same. The Gear VR trackpad will now become clickable, back and home buttons will be side by side and volume will be adjusted with a flat strip in the middle of the controller.

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

AMD’s new Graphic cards deliver higher speeds at similar prices

AMD’s new Graphic cards deliver higher speeds at similar prices

AMD’s new Graphic cards deliver higher speeds at similar prices

AMD has always been known to deliver good performance graphic cards at very affordable prices. 2016's RX400 line-up of graphic cards upheld AMD's tradition and 2017's RX500 series looks to do the same. Although not too different from last year's GPU family, this year's lineup has higher clock speeds so will deliver better performance.

The higher end model, the RX580, has 1257 MHz/1340 MHz clock speeds (base/boost). This is higher compared to last year's range topper the RX480 which clocked in at 1120 MHz/1266 MHz clock speeds (base/boost). The same goes for other members of the new lineup. The RX570 upped to1168 MHz/1266 MHz (base/boost) from last year's RX470's 926 MHz/1206 MHz (base/boost).

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Friday, April 21, 2017

USB-C, A charger to charge them All

USB-C, A charger to charge them All

USB-C, A charger to charge them All

USB-C, A charger to charge them All! To some extent, it's luxurious to have two laptop chargers. Every charger functions well, still one has to go through the boring routine of plugging, unplugging and wrapping up the charger.

The fact is, laptop chargers are really expensive. Extra 85W MagSafe 2 charger MacBook Pro costs about $85 from Apple and a Surface charger costs $79.99 which makes it a dream to carry two laptop chargers, and it's sometimes unaffordable as well.

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Instagram becoming a tough competition for social media Apps

Instagram becoming a tough competition for social media Apps

Instagram becoming a tough competition for social media Apps

Facebook launched a feature to add stories and turned the blank space of stories into ghosted-out stories after its failure. Instagram added new 'stories' feature which was inspired (or copied) by Snapchat's stories feature.

This experiment turned out to be a great success for them. This trend is getting more and more popular among people. There is traffic of about more than 200 million users per day, who are found either updating their posted stories or viewing their friend's story from the carousel which is at the top of the app.

Read more at musttechnews.com.

Uber may have to allow tipping service in New York

Uber may have to allow tipping service in New York
Uber may have to allow tipping service in New York
Uber has faced a lot of criticism all over the world for either its unfair competition to taxi services or its mishandling of incidents. It was taken to court on many occasions. In New York, competitors have finally decided on a proposal to make Uber permit driver tipping.

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, state that the new proposal will be disclosed in a few months and will force ride-hailing service that only use credit cards to allow passengers to tip drivers via the credit cards.

Read more at musttechnews.com.