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China’s Largest Chip Company to Build $30 Billion Semiconductor Factory

China’s largest chip maker has announced it will invest $30 billion (roughly Rs. 2,04,579 crores) to build a new semiconductor factory, as the world’s second largest economy seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign technology. The state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup will open the facility in the city of Nanjing in eastern Jiangsu province, where it will mainly produce chips used in ... Read More »

Ola Play In-Car Entertainment Platform Now Available to All Customers via Prime Play

Cab aggregator Ola on Friday extended Ola Play, its in-care entertainment platform for ride-sharing, to all of its customers through Prime Play category. Launched in November 2016, Ola Play was so far exclusively available for Ola Select customers and has supposedly led to the growth of Ola’s premium subscription category. Opening up Prime Play category for its Select users attracted ... Read More »

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett’s Cult Classic, Is Coming to Amazon Prime Video in 2018

Fantasy fans have something great to look forward to. Amazon Studios on Thursday announced that Neil Gaiman and the late-Terry Pratchett’s cult classic novel Good Omens will be released as a six-part mini series in 2018. Each episode will be an hour long, Amazon Studios said, boasting that the mini-series has been written entirely by Neil Gaiman. He will also ... Read More »

Swiss cops use anti-drone guns at the World Economic Forum

Swiss authorities have added another security measure for this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos: anti-drone guns. Bloomberg has spotted local police preparing HP 47 Counter UAV Jammers to make sure no unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gets too close to the venue, whether it’s sent by a spy organization or just a nosy onlooker. That’s the same jammer the German ... Read More »

The next ‘Overwatch’ holiday event celebrates Chinese New Year

It doesn’t look like Overwatch‘s holiday celebrations are over just because Christmas is in the rearview mirror. Next up? Chinese New Year. The game’s Twitter account sent the news out along with a quick video, proclaiming that the event, Year of the Rooster, will begin January 24th — a few days before the actual holiday this year. Given that previous ... Read More »

ICYMI: Mind-controlled mice kill on command

Today on In Case You Missed It: You might have thought things couldn’t get any worse, but you’d be wrong. A recent study published in Natureshowed that first, mice could be bred so that the neurons in their brains respond to laser lights. Then, the adult mice were hooked up to laser light helmets and when turned on, the hunt ... Read More »

Surface Book 3: everything we think we know

We’ve been impressed with what Microsoft has done with the Surface Book laptop series so far, even though it’s only been with us since October 2015. After the original laptop, then the specs boost in 2016, the question is: what has Microsoft got planned for 2017? The series certainly seems popular enough for Microsoft to carry on further down this ... Read More »

Apple Bandai Pippin ultimate guide: history, hardware, peripherals, games, software and legacy

Whether you’re a fan of Apple’s walled garden ecosystem or not, it’s hard to deny that the California-based tech giant is a master at making its products objects of desire. Every new hardware revision or software release sets the internet alight with articles and forum posts; every new slab or screen or wearable instantly becoming the next benchmark to which ... Read More »

PlayStation VR 2: everything we think we know

It was a long time in the making, but we finally got our hands, eyes and ears on the PlayStation VR in 2016. While not quite as powerful as some of its rivals, it’s less expensive, can run from your existing PS4, and is a whole lot of fun to use once you’re up and running. The next question is ... Read More »

MediaTek Helio X23, Helio X27 Launched; Expanding Company’s Deca-Core SoC Lineup

Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has expanded its deca-core Helio lineup with the launch of upgraded mobile processors – Helio X23 and Helio X27. With the launch of the two new Helio processors, MediaTek Helio X20 family now has four deca-core chips including X20 and X25, which were launchedearlier this year. MediaTek says that smartphones powered by Helio X23 and Helio X27 ... Read More »