Science


Mysterious 'Google Clips' device leaked ahead of big announcement Mysterious 'Google Clips' device leaked ahead of big announcement
- October 04, 2017

Overall, the design isn't a dramatic departure from the Pixels of a year ago, but the Pixel 2 XL deserves more points here because its display looks a little more polished and modern than its smaller Pixel 2 sibling. Exactly year later, the Mountain View-based technology company is prepping up to unveil the next iterations of its smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. (more...)
Halo Mixed Reality Experience Coming Later This Month Halo Mixed Reality Experience Coming Later This Month
- October 04, 2017

Also detailed was AltSpaceVR continuing to work on PC and Mac in 2D mode, HTV Vive, Oculus Rift , Daydream by Google, and Samsung Gear VR . Halo: Recruit was announced as a launch title for the Windows Mixed Reality platform today, set to be launched via the Windows Store for free. (more...)
Messenger Lite lets more users dodge the data drain of Facebook's app Messenger Lite lets more users dodge the data drain of Facebook's app
- October 04, 2017

No explanation has been made by Facebook to publish IOS version of Lite or in such a study. Facebook's decision to release the app in these developed markets seems to be a strategic move. The app is under 10MB in size, and in use it should eat through less data than its non-Lite big brother. This app should appeal more to teens since they have to make do with data caps and limited speed. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Lite Android app now available in US, UK Facebook Messenger Lite Android app now available in US, UK
- October 04, 2017

It originally launched in five countries, Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, in October 2016. There's still no plan for an iOS version, though. The senior officials also told that the app would utilize much less data connection as matched to other social networking sites or applications. That is why Facebook has introduced a new " Lite " version of the Messenger app for #Android . (more...)
Here's Where to Buy Nintendo's SNES Classic When it Launches Here's Where to Buy Nintendo's SNES Classic When it Launches
- October 01, 2017

While the PlayStation Network has tried to import some of its best titles to the online store, that really only works if you have a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. Maybe they'll try to sell these games piecemeal, assuming they can get the licenses at all. Star Fox 2 is available exclusively on the SNES Classic Edition, which brings together 21 of the best SNES games into one standalone console. (more...)
Amazon's Echo Plus packs in a smart home hub Amazon's Echo Plus packs in a smart home hub
- September 28, 2017

Amazon said September 26 that Google had made a change that day at 3 p.m. This again isn't anything that many users aren't used to already given that Alexa has already been a regular in millions of homes via the Amazon Echo range of speakers. (more...)
The Cubs Are Even Beating the Cardinals at Cute, Fuzzy Moments Now The Cubs Are Even Beating the Cardinals at Cute, Fuzzy Moments Now
- September 27, 2017

First, they eliminated their rivals the St. Louis Cardinals with a 10-2 win. Russell decided to make the delivery to Gudermuth when one of the Cubs clubhouse men came into the dugout with a new plate of nachos. That lead became 4-0 after Russell was doubled home by Jason Heyward. Lester provided six innings of excellent pitching and gave up just one run while scattering five hits, including two walks and four strikeouts. (more...)
Vodafone Qatar accepts orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- September 21, 2017

And jobs [are] the ultimate things that create a great environment in a country. However, Kuo, whose note was earlier reported on by 9to5Mac, said that Apple's plan to invest in Touch ID will be predicated on how well its Face ID is accepted by its customers. (more...)
Mobile Call Connect Charges Slashed By Nearly 60%. How It Affects You Mobile Call Connect Charges Slashed By Nearly 60%. How It Affects You
- September 20, 2017

Losses to BhartiAirtel, Vodafone and Idea were estimated at over Rs 1,000 crore each. A majority of the members of the Cellular Operators Association of India are "extremely disappointed" by the reduction and intend to move court "as it is clearly detrimental", said Rajan Mathews, director general. (more...)
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona interest was 'complicated' Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona interest was 'complicated'
- September 18, 2017

The 25-year-old Brazil global was Barcelona's key transfer target but Liverpool rejected multiple bids from the La Liga side, saying the player was not for sale. "But it is also a great honour being here". In this case, like you all know, I was interested. Coutinho said that he was now focused on performing for Liverpool and Brazil national team but admitted that the transfer saga was a hard moment for him. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 Gets Record Pre-orders In the US Galaxy Note 8 Gets Record Pre-orders In the US
- September 15, 2017

Then there's the iPhone X , which is the bold redesign Apple fans have been awaiting for three years now. The new top end Apple iPhone offering has glass on both the front and the back, and it has "surgical-grade" stainless around the sides which is no different from several other smartphones out there. (more...)
Treasury's Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy Treasury's Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy
- September 15, 2017

The request is especially eyebrow raising after Mnuchin's now-wife, Louise Linton, posted a photo of her and her husband disembarking from a government jet after a trip to Kentucky in August. The Treasury Department is reviewing the Fort Knox trip as well, ABC reported. Officials told the outlet that the unusual request could have cost about $25,000 an hour . (more...)
New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850 New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850
- September 12, 2017

Xiaomi is offering 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. Intel eight generation Intel Core i7 processor. Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM at CNY 5,599. The device comes with a magnesium alloy and the brand has added Harman Infinity speakers along with Dolby Atmos for an immersive sound experience. It also features full-sized arrow keys and dedicated functions keys for Home, End, etc, . (more...)
Samsung Kicks Off Preorders for Galaxy Note 8
- September 08, 2017

Samsung Galaxy C8 boasts a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a 2.39GHz octa-core processor whose model has not yet described and comes with Android 7.1 Nougat Out of the box. Despite having a price-tag that's considerably higher than the Galaxy S8 Plus, which can now be purchased unlocked for $750 and up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is worth the added cost, according to some reviews. (more...)
Syria have just made it to the World Cup playoffs Syria have just made it to the World Cup playoffs
- September 07, 2017

If Syria do get past Australia they will then face an intercontinental playoff against a CONCACAF team with the winners securing a place at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. It was there, the side qualified for the 2002 World Cup. Syrian national team never gives up and their last-minute 2-2 draw against Iran is not the only example of that. (more...)
Windows 10 Mixed Reality update due October 17 Windows 10 Mixed Reality update due October 17
- September 04, 2017

The company acknowledged in July that the feature wouldn't be available in time for this release. The Game Mode function for Xbox on Windows will be getting a number of enhancements as will the debut of Windows Mixed Reality . "Mixed reality" is Microsoft's term to describe software which encompasses both augmented and virtual reality. It's available from a range of device partners around the world, like Acer , ASUS, Dell , HP and Lenovo with prices starting as low as $299. (more...)
Fourth Major Update Coming Oct. 17 [What to Expect] Fourth Major Update Coming Oct. 17 [What to Expect]
- September 03, 2017

Stated for October 17 release , we should see some welcomed additions and a bit of polish for Windows 10 . Others include the feature called Timeline which allows you to " jump back in time to find what you were working on " at some point in the past. (more...)
Pokémon GO: Raikou, Entei And Suicune Will Start Appearing Soon Pokémon GO: Raikou, Entei And Suicune Will Start Appearing Soon
- September 01, 2017

From Aug. 31 to September 30 , the electric type Raikou will be available in the Americas , the water fire type Entei will appear in Europe and Africa and players in the Asia-Pacific region will be able to battle the water type Suicune . (more...)
Destiny 2 PC Beta Live Early For Pre-Order Consumers Destiny 2 PC Beta Live Early For Pre-Order Consumers
- August 30, 2017

None of those doomsday scenarios seem relevant for Destiny 2 though. The map has not been played by anyone before so PC players will be the first to test it out. Tim, who as you can see below has encountered the error himself, also noted that if you hit "Escape" to dismiss the code as it instructs, it will immediately re-appear. (more...)
Second chance to see a total solar eclipse in 2024 Second chance to see a total solar eclipse in 2024
- August 30, 2017

More than 5,000 passengers on The Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, sailed into the Path of Totality to experience the eclipse while Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler sang an abbreviated version of her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart". (more...)
Sega Announces Yakuza Kiwami 2 for PS4 Sega Announces Yakuza Kiwami 2 for PS4
- August 28, 2017

The page also listed a release date of 7th December 2017, this could however be a placeholder date. The game will be built on the latest iteration of the Dragon Engine which is now powering up Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Yakuza Kiwami might not be releasing until next week, but Sega is already working on a follow up. As reported by Kotaku , a leak on Taiwan't PSN Store has revealed that the second game in the series will also be getting an HD Remake, complete with a new engine and ... (more...)
Falcon rocket with satellite for Taiwan launches from Vandenberg Falcon rocket with satellite for Taiwan launches from Vandenberg
- August 26, 2017

The launch was conducted through SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket . Formosat 5's launch was shuffled later in SpaceX's manifest for unexplained reasons. After the rocket puts the FORMOSAT-5 Earth observation satellite into low-Earth orbit, its first stage will attempt to land on a barge in the Pacific Ocean named " Just Read the Instructions ". (more...)
Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans
- August 24, 2017

Fans now have the chance to secure an Xbox One X , previously known as Project Scorpio ahead of the launch on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at a retail price of £449.99. Buyers also get a Blu-Ray drive in the packaging. If the Xbox One X is the only console that you have then you will need to download files and textures. (more...)
Shenmue 3 won't be the end of the series, Yu Suzuki says Shenmue 3 won't be the end of the series, Yu Suzuki says
- August 23, 2017

While the video is likely to divide its fan base on what to expect, it is a blessing for those that backed the Kickstarter campaign in that the game is making progress towards a final product. Some colleagues from different media were able to meet him and exchange few words with him, getting a very important information: apparently, Shenmue 3 would not be the narrative conclusion of the saga. (more...)
OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color
- August 22, 2017

The new model will be in addition to the already available Midnight Black and Soft Gold coloured phones. During this week, the new variant of OnePlus 5 also went live, giving the fans of Slate Gray color, more options. On the rear is 16MP & 20MP dual camera setup with f/1.7 and f/2.6 aperture respectively. Furthermore, with that said, the Premium OnePlus 5 is the best option for people looking for a premium device on a budget and just need the sheer performance. (more...)
Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls
- August 21, 2017

Trump tweeted that publicity seeking Graham falsely accused him of saying there was moral equivalency between the white supremacists, the KKK , and the neo-Nazis . He didn't say there were very good people among neo-Nazi protesters. U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, pointed to her Saturday tweet about the mayhem in Charlottesville in which she said that the violence and bigotry displayed there was an affront to American values. (more...)
DOOGEE MIX : An affordable alternative to Mi MIX DOOGEE MIX : An affordable alternative to Mi MIX
- August 19, 2017

Now, granted, this concept might never materialize commercially, but if that's the case, why would Starck get our hopes up so close to the predicted Mi MIX 2 announcement? Well, it seems that Xiaomi is in the final stages based on this video teaser posted on Facebook by Starck. (more...)
Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick strikes back at Benchmark Capital Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick strikes back at Benchmark Capital
- August 19, 2017

Less than two weeks after his mother's funeral in June, Kalanick said Benchmark principals came to his hotel room in Chicago and handed him a draft resignation letter, telling him "he had hours to sign it". "What changed in the interim is a matter known only to Benchmark". Benchmark has seen its 2011 investment of $12 million in Uber grow into a stake now worth more than $7 billion, based on recent valuations of the company. (more...)
Google Search now auto plays videos for you
- August 19, 2017

Now it was leaked earlier that Google will reveal the Android O name on August 21 . Google also mentioned that support for devices running Android Lollipop is on its way. Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City at 2:40pm ET to coincide with the solar eclipse . In the new website by the Google which mentioned above is likely to be announced the Android O name after the Solar eclipse on coming Monday. (more...)
Sonic Mania review: the Blue Blur is back Sonic Mania review: the Blue Blur is back
- August 17, 2017

Sonic Mania looks like it stepped right out of my childhood, and the fact that it has cheat codes and secrets only ups the nostalgia factor. Sonic Mania is out today , bringing old school Sonic the Hedgehog goodness to modern gaming consoles. (more...)
Apple has a $1bn budget to find the next Game of Thrones Apple has a $1bn budget to find the next Game of Thrones
- August 17, 2017

While Apple may have the cool billion and know-how to get quality original programming out to customers, the question is if those same customers are comfortable paying yet another monthly fee to watch their shows . If all goes well, this cash will be spent on 10 shows, though it's not yet clear what type of shows the Cupertino giant is looking to bring to the table. (more...)
Allo For Web Is Officially Launched Allo For Web Is Officially Launched
- August 16, 2017

As you may have already guessed, this is the web version Google Allo . If the app isn't running on your phone or your phone isn't connected to the internet, you can't use Allo through the web app. The web version retains nearly all the functions including smart replies, sticker , emoji and most importantly, the Google Assistant . It should be noted that this is not a standalone web portal for the Allow messaging service (like we saw with Hangouts). (more...)
91 volcanoes found under ice sheet in Antarctica. But are they active? 91 volcanoes found under ice sheet in Antarctica. But are they active?
- August 15, 2017

In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 previously unknown volcanoes sitting underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet . The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres. The peaks are concentrated in a region known as the West Antarctic Rift System , spanning 3,500 kilometres from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf to the Antarctic Peninsula. (more...)
LG V30: Dual-camera system confirmed to have record-setting f/1.6 aperture LG V30: Dual-camera system confirmed to have record-setting f/1.6 aperture
- August 11, 2017

For the uninitiated, smartphone cameras have a fixed aperture (i.e.it can't be adjusted like a normal camera), with a larger aperture letting more light in and usually resulting in better low-light performance. The V20 was a really great smartphone and we have high expectations for the V30 especially when its following up the G6, my favourite smartphone of 2017 so far . (more...)
Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name
- August 10, 2017

The team chose the second name in honor of a rancher family that housed them during their excavations. Thus, P. mayorum took the mantle of biggest ever known dinosaur , previously held by another titanosaur called Argentinosaurus . The structure was so large that the dinosaur head almost goes into the hallway of the NY museum. The giants measured about 37 meteres long with shoulders 6 metres high, dwarfing Tyrannosaurus rex . (more...)
DIY solar eclipse pinhole viewer
- August 09, 2017

EDT. Channel your inner science teacher . An annular eclipse occurs where the Moon appears to be smaller than the Sun, and its shadow could not fully cover the edges of the Sun, forming a " ring of fire ". "So actually for any given location on earth, eclipses are much rarer - with an average time between eclipses of about 375 yrs - although the range of intervals is big (from a few years to over a millennium)", she said. (more...)
You can now get Google's Pixel smartphones for up to $200 off You can now get Google's Pixel smartphones for up to $200 off
- August 08, 2017

Fresh Google Pixel 2 renders show the phone's overall design as well as the camera placement. Especially now with most manufacturers going "bezel-less", the Pixel 2 is set to be an equally divisive phone, if not more. The Pixel 2 is rumored to run Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 836 chipset, which will be an improved version of the Snapdragon 835. They are also nearly sure to come with at least 4GB RAM, at least 32GB internal storage and the latest Android O operating system. (more...)
What's the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse? What's the difference between a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse?
- August 07, 2017

However, it's not advisable to test them during the eclipse, as you risk permanent damage to your eyes. The guide book contains 50 pages of solar eclipse science, maps, auto games, puzzles, crosswords, word searches, mad libs, coloring pages, story starters, and more. (more...)
Blizzard Shows Off New Death Knight Heroes in Hearthstone's Latest Expansion Blizzard Shows Off New Death Knight Heroes in Hearthstone's Latest Expansion
- August 07, 2017

This change gives them new, devastating powers. Blizzard made the announcement earlier in the year that for Hearthstone's Year of the Mammoth, it will be dropping the 45-card Adventures previously released in the middle of the year in favor of another expansion. (more...)
Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday
- August 07, 2017

The duration of the total eclipse will be five hours and one minute, while the duration of partial phase of lunar eclipse will be one hour and fifty five minutes. The officer said people can view the partial lunar eclipse from their homes with naked eyes. The level of darkened is often described in terms of the DANJON SCALE. (more...)
Stephen Curry again shoots 4-over to end pro golf debut Stephen Curry again shoots 4-over to end pro golf debut
- August 06, 2017

Only four players who completed both rounds finished worse than Curry, but the pros were impressed, and PGA players such as Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson posted their support on Twitter throughout the tournament. "It was an wonderful experience", Curry told reporters after the round . Curry has said in the past, that if he did not play basketball he would have played golf professionally. (more...)
Pole detained over abduction of British model in Italy Pole detained over abduction of British model in Italy
- August 06, 2017

On July 17, for reasons that are not clear, Herba drove the woman back to Milan and released her close to the British Consulate, where he was arrested. The 20-year-old has given statements to police. The 20-year-old woman was attacked on July 11 by two men as she attended an arranged photo shoot . (more...)
You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app
- August 03, 2017

However, this isn't a business-oriented tool right now and is quite barebones, unlike other advanced platforms out there. Microsoft-owned Skype has more than 300 million users, according to an announcement a year ago. The transfer rates aren't any different from PayPal's other integrations either. That is, sending is free when you use your PayPal balance or debit card in the U.S. (more...)
90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees 90 percent chance Earth warms by more than 2 degrees
- August 01, 2017

The new paper focuses instead on three quantities that underpin the scenarios for future emissions: total world population, gross domestic product per person and the amount of carbon emitted for each dollar of economic activity, known as carbon intensity. (more...)
There is a class action lawsuit brewing over Pokemon Go Fest There is a class action lawsuit brewing over Pokemon Go Fest
- July 31, 2017

Held in Chicago, the event was created to be a celebration of the game and its community on its one-year anniversary, but severe technical issues including overloaded servers and cellular network congestion left players unable to login and participate. (more...)
Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court
- July 28, 2017

Dressed in yellow prison garb and appearing via video in Merced County Superior Court, Sanchez pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including felony manslaughter while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury, and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol level causing injury. (more...)
South Korea's Samsung breaks sales, profit records South Korea's Samsung breaks sales, profit records
- July 27, 2017

Wall Street Journal Samsung's massive earnings growth could top Apple's quarterly profits for the first time in history, a very good news for the South Korean tech giant indeed. This month the firm said it will invest 20.4 trillion won by 2021 to expand and upgrade its chip plants in the South Korean cities of Pyeongtaek and Hwaseong. (more...)
Toyota Long-Range EV Set to Arrive in 2022 Toyota Long-Range EV Set to Arrive in 2022
- July 26, 2017

Solid-state batteries can be made smaller and lighter than the lithium-ion batteries that now power electric vehicles, but engineering such a battery at an attractive price point for mass production has been a challenge. The downside is that they're still very expensive to manufacture on a mass scale. How quickly the new EVs will catch on would also depend largely on battery costs. (more...)
Emre Can to stay at Liverpool FC after 'good talks' Emre Can to stay at Liverpool FC after 'good talks'
- July 24, 2017

Klopp tipped Lucas, who began working towards his coaching badges at the club's academy in May, to become "a fantastic coach or manager" at the end of his playing career. " Alberto Moreno looks really good in pre-season and we have Jon Flanagan back, who can play left or right full-back". James Milner of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Andrew Robertson's Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in ... (more...)
Pokémon Go Finally Has Legendary Pokémon
- July 24, 2017

According to the Chicago Tribune , thousands of Pokemon fans traveled to Chicago for Saturday's much-anticipated Pokemon Go Fest . The wildly popular AR mobile game will finally be adding in the legendary Pokémon Lugia and Articuno . (more...)