A Chinese tech company has become more valuable than Facebook

A Chinese tech company has become more valuable than Facebook

Tencent has been valued recently at $510 billion, making it the first Chinese company in history to be worth the half-trillion-dollar mark. Tencent and Chinese internet rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Shares of the 19-year-old company, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, hit record numbers on Tuesday, rallying to close at HK$430 to give it a market capitalization of some $522 billion-about $3 billion above Facebook's closing valuation of $519 billion Monday. Read More

Net Neutrality Arguments: Internet Mocks What Deregulated Future May Look Like

Net Neutrality Arguments: Internet Mocks What Deregulated Future May Look Like

The FCC's repeal is certain to draw a legal challenge from advocates of net neutrality . Telecom companies want the rules rolled back. "If Internet access providers can block some services and cut special deals that prioritize some companies' content over others, that would threaten the innovation that makes the Internet awesome". Read More

Brace yourselves, NorCal: The holiday travel rush is on

Brace yourselves, NorCal: The holiday travel rush is on

The busiest travel day will be November 22, the day before Thanksgiving. The average price of gas in our state rings in at $2.40/g, which is up 32 cents from this time previous year. Holiday High: Car rental daily rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70/day due to an increase in domestic demand and cost of newer vehicles. Read More

Google Daydream Headset Future Bleak With HTC Pulling Out

Google Daydream Headset Future Bleak With HTC Pulling Out

Hot on the heels of Oculus' recent announcement splurge - in which we were shown an affordable, standalone headset called Oculus Go - comes HTC's cord-cutting Vive Focus. Vive's previous plans to bring a Google Daydream compatible headset out in North America and Europe have been canceled . It was unveiled through Vive Developers Conference that was held in Beijing, China. Read More

How to Get Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone X and iPhone 8

How to Get Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone X and iPhone 8

A number of users of the app have reported problems with the battery on their device draining whilst using the app. Users are reporting problems with the app on both the iPhone and iPad. MacRumors' testing suggested a slightly faster charge. Up until iOS 11.1 the Qi-enabled iPhones could charge wirelessly by up to 5W and after 11.2 they can go as high as 7.5W - this was divulged by accessory maker RAVpower . Read More

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Ahead of the annual summit of the ASEAN , an influential grouping of 10 South East Asian countries, a number of diplomats said the thorny issue of China's aggressive military buildup in the South China Sea may be one of the focus areas of the deliberations on Tuesday. Read More

Apple has fixed that annoying 'i' glitch in iOS 11.1

Apple has fixed that annoying 'i' glitch in iOS 11.1

Is anyone else having this problem?" Apple has now acknowledged the issue and promised a software update for iPhone X users. It literally takes two seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive. Read More

OnePlus 5T will be priced the same as OnePlus 5

We may not know the pricing details officially until November 16 when the OnePlus 5T is announced at an event in NY. Today we're getting another reason to get excited about the OnePlus 5T, and it has to do with the phone's impact on your bank account. Read More

Waymo's autonomous cars are already on public roads without safety drivers

Waymo's autonomous cars are already on public roads without safety drivers

Those who participated in Waymo's early rider program will be among the first to experience these rides. Waymo's cars will initially be limited to a 100-square-mile zone around the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, although that radius should naturally increase as Waymo undertakes more research. Read More

Google Search and Maps Now Show You Estimated Wait Times at Restaurants

According to the Huffington Post , Google hopes to have the wait times ready for most grocery stores by Thanksgiving, so you can plan your turkey purchasing accordingly. Wait time estimates are based on anonymized historical data, similar to how we compute the previously launched Popular Times and Visit Duration features. Read More

How to fix the iPhone 'i' glitch

How to fix the iPhone 'i' glitch

Apple has launched Apple Pay Cash to developers and public beta testers running iOS 11 .2 beta 2 and watchOS 4.2. With Apple Pay Cash, people can send money and get paid directly in the Messages app or by using virtual assistant Siri. There's no app to download, and you can use the cards you already have in Wallet. There's no fee to use Apple Pay Cash with a debit card. The issue is believed to only affect users with iOS 11 or later. Read More

IPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models

IPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models

Unfortunately for consumers, in the end it's likely to be more than the $1,000 they've already invested." said Jason Siciliano, vice president global creative director at SquareTrade . The side drop was considered the most damaging internally, while the exterior of the phone remained mostly intact. The iPhone X has a giant screen, Face ID and no home button. Read More

Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks

Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks

T-Mobile said Saturday that while the company believed a merger with Sprint could have been beneficial for consumers, it is ultimately more confident in its ability to go it alone. SoftBank plans to boost its stake in Sprint , already above 80%, by acquiring shares in the open market, people familiar with the matter said, though it won't seek full control. Read More

Starcraft 2's First Campaign, Wings of Liberty, is Going Free-to-Play

According to Morhaime, players can participate in the full multiplayer ladder and in co-op game modes. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. The entire first single-player campaign and all the multiplayer modes for zero dollars is a pretty good deal. In the seven years since it released in 2010, StarCraft II has awarded over $11M in prizes to competitors. Read More

World of Warcraft Classic finally revealed at BlizzCon 2017

World of Warcraft Classic finally revealed at BlizzCon 2017

Ahead of the release of a new expansion, Blizzard is gonna let players change things up. Horde players (why would you choose anything other than Horde?) will journey to the empire of Zandalar to recruit more for its side of the cause. Alongside the announcement of a new World of Warcraft expansion at Blizzcon today, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that it will be launching its own classic World of Warcraft server at some point in the future. Read More

Suspect captured after shooting at Colorado Walmart kills 3 people

Suspect captured after shooting at Colorado Walmart kills 3 people

Dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles converged at the store. "This is a very heinous act", Avila said, adding that the motive was unknown. Smith said he and other customers had trouble getting the door to open as they tried to get out of the store. Read More

Razer launches Android smartphone geared towards gamers

Razer launches Android smartphone geared towards gamers

The Razer Phone's 5.7-inch screen is sharp and crisp, with good colour vibrancy and contrast. The Razer Phone features a pair of front-facing stereo speakers with 24-bit DAC and Dolby Atmos audio, with a dedicated amplifier for each, and the whole package being THX certified (which is a smartphone first). Read More

Apple Projects Record Holiday Revenue on iPhone X Demand

Apple Projects Record Holiday Revenue on iPhone X Demand

In Singapore, there are "hundreds" waiting for the iPhone X outside Apple's freshly-opened store. Ahead of Apple's earnings report, analysts on Wall St. The company also did not say whether it had concerns about building enough iPhone X units to satisfy demand; many analysts have said they've already factored likely delays that could stretch well into 2018 into their forecasts. Read More

SEMA 2017: Jeep Shows Off New Wrangler and Mopar Accessories

This seemed a bit odd, as the vehicle itself has not been formally introduced, but in addition to the Mopar accessories for the new Wrangler , the company offered up the first official images of the new Jeep . For now, the only real detail we have about the 2018 Wrangler models are three images that Jeep has published. The new Wrangler has retained the traditional styling elements such as boxy design, circular headlights, keystone-shaped grille, square-shaped windows, trapezoidal ... Read More

Nintendo introduces a new Legend of Zelda-themed 2DS

Nintendo introduces a new Legend of Zelda-themed 2DS

Set for release the same day that the entire internet is frantically scouring the net for Black Friday discounts, Friday 24th November, you'll be able to get your hands on a couple of extra fancy Nintendo things. For those of you out there who own a Switch and haven't picked up Zelda somehow, this one will be hard to pass up. Black Friday begins on September 23. Read More