Author: Shane Lea

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

As this year’s Google I/O developer event kicks off as of yesterday, Google have revealed some very exciting news for all Android developers. With the introduction to the developer preview for ‘Android O’ starting yesterday, developers will have a brand new set of tools to better optimise their apps. These new features include real time monitoring of each line of code to help the developer track down any issues like […]

Apple launch new 9.7 inch version of the world’s most popular tablet

Apple launch new 9.7 inch version of the world’s most popular tablet

Apple have launched their new 9.7-inch version of the world’s most popular tablet, allowing access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it – the iPad. This new upgrade is set to replace the iPad Air 2, which has now been discontinued. The iPad has been upgraded with a faster processor A9X chip and M9 coprocessor with a 10 hours battery life. Apple have capitalised on what […]

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Concept-i: Race for the first autonomous vehicle that understands your driving habits

The autonomous self driving vehicle isn’t a new concept. Infact, long before Apple’s or Google’s self driving cars were ever conceived of, one of the first artificially intelligent cars that learned through machine learning was created in 1989 by Dean Pomerlaeu’s Team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) called ‘ALVINN’. The ALVINN system went on to drive the land military vehicle coast to coast, and was only under computer control by a human for 50 out of the 2850 miles […]

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TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017

Google have hosted their first Tensorflow Dev Summit several days ago and they have announced the release of TensorFlow version 1.0. Infact, Tensorflow has become so popular, it is now the number one Deep learning library (API) on Git Hub and has remained so ever since it’s initial release V0.0 in November 2015. So what is all the craze about? TensorFlow is an open source framework for deep learning. Deep learning technology […]

Windows zero-day Flash  exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Windows zero-day Flash exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Evidence is mounting up that the Windows Kernel has a severe vulnerability that is already being exploited by hackers. Microsoft claims the bug is now being actively exploited by the Russian hacking group –  ‘Strontium’. BetaNews has explained that the group have also gone under various other names too – widely known as ‘Fancy Bear’. This is the same group previously cited as a ‘Russian state actor’, indicating some kind […]

Touch Bar Function Keys when using Windows via Bootcamp on the new MacBook Pro

Touch Bar Function Keys when using Windows via Bootcamp on the new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro has been completely redesigned with a brand new feature called the ‘Touch Bar’. This has come about in the effort of creating thinner machines that shifts away from traditional computer ports. Apple has solved this by putting in place the latest Thunderbolt 3 ports and by replacing the function key row of the keyboard with a new versatile Touch Bar that dynamically changes based on whatever app the user […]

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam, the popular apps that finds the ID of any song simply by listening to a sample of a song, has added some impressive new features! Shazam is a mobile app that allows the user to capture 20 seconds of any song, no matter if it’s intro, verse, or chorus, and will create a fingerprint for the recorded sample. The app will then look this hash tag up in it’s massive […]

Nightshift will eventually come to every Apple device

Nightshift will eventually come to every Apple device

It has now been officially confirmed that Night Shift is coming to every Apple device from this point forward. Apple introduced this special Night Shift feature with the introduction to iOS 9.3.  Since this time Apple Night Shift mode has been updated for both the iPhone and iPad in iOS 9.3.2 beta. The principles of which the device is set out to accomplish is to: save strain on your eyes, improve […]

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google have announced that Android Pay is now officially available in the UK.  This allows users of Android smartphones to make contactless payments much in a similar way to iPhone users. The UK is the first country besides the US that can currently use this method of contactless payment via a smartphone.  Jimmy McLoughlin, The Institute of Directors lead on the Digital Economy has stated that: ” The arrival of […]

Spotify reach over 30 Million subscribers!

Spotify reach over 30 Million subscribers!

Founder CEO Daniel Ek has revealed in a tweet that his Swedish  streaming music service ‘Spotify’ has now reached over 30 million paid  subscribers. In perspective that’s up 10 million as compared to June 2015, and 20 million more than in 2014!  This is the first subscriber update Spotify has given out since it announced it had 20 million subscribers days before Apple Music hit the market last June, and demonstrates that […]