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November 1, 2017 11:56 AM Sony’s Fortunes Improve, From Rising Profit to a Return for Aibo

It remains a bit player in smartphones, the product that made Apple’s fortune, but sustained demand for the devices has enriched Sony regardless. It is a major supplier of image-sensing circuits used in smartphone cameras, including the iPhone’s, which means it has shared, to some degree, in its competitor’s success. Sony has also closed or sold off costly 210

November 1, 2017 3:12 AM Ahead of iPhone X launch, China vendors cut prices of iPhone 8 models

HONG KONG - Chinese vendors have slashed the price of Apple’s iPhone 8 by up to a fifth in a bid to lure customers amid sluggish demand ahead of the launch of the tech giant’s much-anticipated iPhone X on Friday. Buyers can now snap up Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus and the more basic iPhone 8 models at discounts of between nearly 14 percent and 20 percent 201

October 31, 2017 8:24 PM Why the iPhone 8 makes the iPhone X a tougher sell

For months, analysts studying Apple and its supply chain have been saying "good luck finding the iPhone X" when it launches in November. Yet, despite demand for the phone being "off the charts" according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, you can still order an iPhone X right now and get it before the end of 2017. As of October 31 — four days after pre-orders kicked 189

October 31, 2017 3:58 AM Amazon Teaches Alexa to Speak Hinglish. Apple's Siri Is Next

The US e-commerce company is beginning to ship Echo speakers in India this week, about a year after bringing them to foreign markets like the UK and Germany. In that time, teams of linguists, speech scientists, developers and engineers have given a decidedly local makeover to the Alexa virtual assistant that powers the speakers. This Alexa uses a blend 181

October 26, 2017 4:24 PM November's Free Games With Gold For Xbox One And 360 Revealed

With the end of the month in sight, Microsoft has revealed the next batch of games that will be available for free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As always, November's Games With Gold lineup consists of four games spread across Xbox One and Xbox 360. On the Xbox One side, the month starts out with the fun, fast-paced racing game TrackMania Turbo. That will be available 137

October 26, 2017 2:47 PM NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1070 Ti: $449, Available for Preorders Today

This morning, NVIDIA is finally unveiling the speculation-consumed open secret that is the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Based on the same GP104 GPU as its GTX 1080 and 1070 siblings, this Pascal-based card comes late in the year, with NVIDIA’s last major consumer card launch in March (GTX 1080 Ti). While the card is not shipping at this time, it is available 140

October 26, 2017 12:45 PM Saudi investment ambitions impress but foreign money may be slow to come

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia impressed bankers and fund managers from around the world this week with the size of its economic ambitions but it may not have convinced foreign businessmen to pour in the billions of dollars needed to transform the kingdom. At a lavish, three-day investment conference attended by over 3,500 people from 88 countries 183

October 26, 2017 5:27 AM Factors to watch on October 26

SAFRICA-MARKETS/FACTORS:South African Markets - Factors to watch on October 26 The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Thursday. The rand dropped to a 10-month low on Wednesday after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba flagged weaker growth 163

October 24, 2017 10:26 PM 1922 Einstein-penned note in Tokyo on joy of modest living fetches $1.56 million

JERUSALEM – A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million, the auction house said. The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to the website of Winner’s auction house. “It was an all-time 319

October 24, 2017 3:50 PM Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: Study

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit record highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant population 160