The HP Z2 Mini Workstation packs great performance into a tiny package, but at a cost
HP has announced the Z2 Mini workstation in India at a starting price of Rs 72,000. It will go on sale on 25 January. The workstation is being marked as the first “mini workstation designed for CAD users”. Regardless of your inclination to using CAD, the workstation is quite powerful. You get a choice of CPUs, ranging from an Intel i3 6100 to an i7 6700 and Xeon E3-1245 v5. You get 32GB of RAM at 2133MHz, a 500GB or 1TB HDD or, for performance, various configurations of 256GB PCIe-b...
Alibaba teams up with Samsung, Louis Vuitton and other brands to fight counterfeit goods
 Just weeks after revealing its first court case against sellers of counterfeit goods, Alibaba has again pledged to increase its focus on fake goods after it announced a partnership with 20 global consumer brands. Read More ...
Camera drone captures kitesurfer’s scary encounter with a great white shark
It's not hard to see why the guardians of Australia's beaches are turning to camera drones to keep swimmers safe. As this video shows, the flying machines can quickly spot sharks and other creatures, though alerting the person in the water is another matter. The post Camera drone captures kitesurfer’s scary encounter with a great white shark appeared first on Digital Trends....
UIDAI to roll out Aadhaar Pay for merchants to enable cashless transactions without a smartphone
Unique Identification Authority of India has indicated that it will be rolling out Aadhaar Pay app for merchants in the coming weeks. The program has been running as a pilot project in fair-price shops in Andhra Pradesh, according to a report in The Economic Times. The app will be based on Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AEPS) which is already being used by micro ATMs across the country. The application is being developed by UIDAI in collaboration with TCS, and is available to banks to inte...
Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket ends in failure
Japan's unique "mini rocket" is built with parts from gadgets like mobile phones and is touted as the world's smallest satellite launch vehicle. It could slash the cost of sending small satellites into space, though clearly there's still work to do. The post Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket ends in failure appeared first on Digital Trends....
Lenovo Z2 Plus gets a permanent price cut of Rs 3,000; now available starting Rs 14,999
Lenovo has announced that it has slashed the price of Z2 Plus smartphone by Rs 3,000 bringing the cost down to Rs 14,999 for its 32GB variant. The smartphone went on sale for Rs 17,999 at the time of launch, and it was exclusive to Amazon. In addition to the price cut for the 32GB internal storage variant, the company also announced that the price of the 64GB variant of Lenovo Z2 Plus is reduced from Rs 19,999 to Rs 17,499. The smartphone was earlier exclusive to Amazon on its launch, ...
Here’s what you shouldn’t do when your wireless carrier gets under your skin
If your wireless carrier ever gets under your skin, best you don't drive your car into the store and start smashing up the displays as a way to express your anger. A Florida woman who's alleged to have done just that is now facing multiple charges. The post Here’s what you shouldn’t do when your wireless carrier gets under your skin appeared first on Digital Trends....
Prosecutors in Korea want to arrest Samsung’s leader on bribery charges
 Samsung is still getting over the Galaxy Note 7, but already an investigation into alleged bribery in its native South Korea is threatening to plunge it into yet another crisis. Read More ...
China has banned Pokemon Go and similar augmented reality games, cites national security
China has announced that it will not license Pokemon Go and other similar augmented reality (AR) mobile games. General Administration of Press and Publications, Radio, Film and Television in China issued a statement on its website expressing concern on the behaviour of the users playing AR games. The VentureBeat report points out that the administration is concerned with the overall reception and attention which involves a number of social risks. It also details that the administration deems Pok...
Facebook has made edited posts less obvious to spot
If you’re a Facebook user, there is a good chance that you have been in a situation where you wrote a post or comment which turned out to be wrong. It could be a simple mistake as a typo, or a joke that you later realised was not quite funny. Good news is that the social network offers an option where you can edit it. But it also shows a label that tells the world that you did a mistake and then went on to correct it. Appalling, isn’t it? Well, that is changing as Face...
MWC 2017: Motorola sends out invites to ‘Hello Moto’ event on 26 February, Moto G5 Plus expected
Lenovo has officially sent out invites to a Mobile World Congress (MWC) event set for 26 February 2017. The invites simply state ‘Hello Moto’ and feature a date and time. There’s no other information on the invite itself, but everyone is expecting to see the unveiling of a new generation of Moto G smartphones, notably, the Motorola G5 Plus. The G Plus is tipped to feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display (401ppi) and is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3 or 4GB of ...
Sony CEO Michael Lynton to step down to become Snap board chairmen
Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton will step down to become chairman of the board of messaging app owner Snap Inc, a move that puts an experienced Hollywood executive in a prominent role as the technology company prepares for an initial public offering. Lynton will give up his current position at Sony’s movie and television unit on February 2 but remain as co-CEO for six months to help find a successor, Japanese conglomerate Sony Corp said in a statement on Friday. Snap, the...
The year in analytics
 Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, celebrities moving on and Harambe, it was a doozy. Read More ...
Before you get lost, grab the right gear to get found
Planning to get out of a bad situation should always be high on your trip prep list. With the proper gear and planning you can take an active part in helping search and rescue teams find you should the need arise to request their assistance while on the trail. The post Before you get lost, grab the right gear to get found appeared first on Digital Trends....
Syrian refugee sues Facebook over misinformation that spread on the social network
A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal. Anas Modamani, a 19-year-old refugee from Damascus, was pictured in September 2015 taking a selfie with Merkel during her visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin’s Spandau district. The image came to define Germany’s response to the refugee cri...
Look to the future for a 216-foot explorer superyacht concept named Time
Simultaneously host two separate parties with the superyacht concept Time. The 216-foot, seven deck yacht has a 59-foot, detachable barge with two cabins and a helicopter pad. An autonomous drone can transfer four lucky people to and from the barge. The post Look to the future for a 216-foot explorer superyacht concept named Time appeared first on Digital Trends....
‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’: Our First Take
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may be one of the most ambitious games that Nintendo has ever made, and our brief time spent exploring Hyrule on the floor of E3 has left us ravenous for Link's next adventure. The post ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’: Our First Take appeared first on Digital Trends....
Nasa astronauts install lithium-ion batteries on the ISS after six hour long spacewalk
Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a six-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory’s solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running into the next decade, NASA said. U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough left the station’s airlock at about 6:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT) to begin his second spacewalk this month. He was joined minutes later by French crew mate Thomas Pesquet, a rookie astronaut making his first spacewalk...
‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’: Our First Take
We go hands-on with Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch. How does it stack up to the Wii U version, and is it worth a look at launch? Find out here in our first take on the launch window game. The post ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’: Our First Take appeared first on Digital Trends.
Syrian refugee sues Facebook over misinformation that spread on the social network
A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal. Anas Modamani, a 19-year-old refugee from Damascus, was pictured in September 2015 taking a selfie with Merkel during her visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin’s Spandau district. The image came to define Germany’s response to the refugee cri...