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Sony announces its first 4K UHD Blu-ray player

Sony announces its first 4K UHD Blu-ray player

On Wednesday, Sony announced its first 4K Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray player --- the UBP-X1000ES, which has the capability to spin virtually all kinds of discs. The 4K Blu-ray player is especially aimed at high-end videophiles.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray marks the newest disc-based standard; and it boasts the inclusion of some highly notable features like 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels), high dynamic range (HDR) and improved color depth.

Chrome will start warning users about unsecure websites with effect from Jan 2017

Chrome will start warning users about unsecure websites with effect from Jan 201

In a recently released post on the Google Security blog, Google has revealed that its Chrome internet browser will soon start warning users about unsecure websites. The move will essentially mark a crusade by Chrome to crack down on websites which do not use encryption.

US wireless carriers roll out free iPhone 7 offers

US wireless carriers roll out free iPhone 7 offers

Close on the heels of Apple's official introduction of its next-generation iPhone - iPhone 7 - at a September 7 event, bigwig US wireless carriers have started rolling out a number of promotions around the forthcoming handset.

The rash of iPhone 7 promotions being rolled out by wireless carriers is an indication of the fact that the carriers are still keen on subsidizing the upcoming new iPhone, even though they otherwise push their customers into paying the full cost of high-end handsets.

Microsoft is reportedly working on creating a Slack competitor

Microsoft is reportedly working on creating a Slack competitor

According to MSPowerUser, software giant Microsoft is working on a new service which will directly challenge Slack enterprise group messaging app. The service, which Microsoft is reportedly working on together with Skype, is called 'Skype Teams.'

The report has revealed that since the Skype Teams service will not only resemble Slack, but will also come with a number of Slack's familiar and much-liked group messaging features including video and voice calling.

Daimler may reportedly launch 6-9 “electric” models by 2024

Daimler may reportedly launch 6-9 “electric” models by 2024

According to a Reuters report, bigwig German car manufacturer Daimler plans to launch at least 6 - and, probably, 9 - "electric" models by the year 2024, to pose a potential challenge to electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla motors and other automakers.

The report -- based on the information shared by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Daimler -- indicates that Daimler is pretty serious about its electric vehicle plans, which it has been talking about quite openly in recent times.

Google launching pilot program for its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco

Google launching pilot program for its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco

In a move which indicates that Google is venturing into ride-sharing service Uber's territory, the bigwig tech company has plans underway to introduce its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco.

According to the information disclosed by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Google, the ride-sharing service which the company plans to launch in San Francisco would basically give passengers the ability to join carpools at a bargain price.

FBI is investigating hacking attacks on at least two state election boards

FBI is investigating hacking attacks on at least two state election boards

According to a warning issued by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s cyber unit, the agency has initiated an investigation into hacking attacks on election boards in at least two states, with data been stolen in one case.

The two states whose election boards have been hit by hacking attacks, which are being investigated by the FBI, are Arizona and Illinois.

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