Science


Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and eventually Mars Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and eventually Mars
- December 12, 2017

Trump vowed his new directive "will refocus the space program on human exploration and discovery". The Trump administration takes this stance, as explained by Vice President Pence in October. Budget problems has been on ongoing issue for NASA for years. SpaceX launches rockets for customers including Nasa, commercial satellite operators and the American military. (more...)
Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam
- December 10, 2017

If the deal is real, Shazam would be the highest-profile Apple acquisition since it bought Beats in 2014. Apple has more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam . Reports of Apple's interest in Shazam surfaced on the same day that Apple announced that longtime executive Jony Ive will resume day-to-day management of the company's design team. (more...)
SoulCalibur VI Is Going Back To The Game's Roots, More Details Here SoulCalibur VI Is Going Back To The Game's Roots, More Details Here
- December 09, 2017

It marks nearly 20 years since the game originally came out on the arcades back in 1998. Our arena was our playground and there was no better time to do so as players created their characters, customized their characters, and even their fighting styles. (more...)
The best games of this year at the Game Awards 2017 The best games of this year at the Game Awards 2017
- December 09, 2017

But that wasn't the biggest Zelda-related news of the night, as The Champions' Balled expansion was also unveiled and scheduled for released today. Breath of the Wild's second DLC pack was released yesterday following the release of the expansion's new trailer at the Game Awards . (more...)
Scientists have discovered an unbelievable black hole Scientists have discovered an unbelievable black hole
- December 08, 2017

This massive object, 800 million times more massive than the Sun, is now the most distant quasar ever found, and as a result, it is the earliest one ever observed. "They're rare, but they're very much there, and we need to figure out how they form", said Priyamvada Natarajan , an astrophysicist at Yale University who was not part of the research team. (more...)
Windows 10 on ARM PCs will ship with Windows 10S Windows 10 on ARM PCs will ship with Windows 10S
- December 06, 2017

HP and Asus have announced the first Windows 10 PCs running on ARM - Snapdragon 835 - and they're boasting about instant-on, 22 hour battery life, and gigabit LTE. Now though, you'll be able to get an Always Connected PC with an AMD processor and Qualcomm modem. Qualcomm promised higher battery life when it announced the endeavor to create Always On Windows devices with its Snapdragon 835 SoC, and if Asus and HP's claims are true, these devices certainly appear to deliver on that ... (more...)
Meet Micromax Bharat 5, the Rs 5555 Competitor to Xiaomi Redmi 5A Meet Micromax Bharat 5, the Rs 5555 Competitor to Xiaomi Redmi 5A
- December 04, 2017

There's Adreno 308 GPU for enhanced graphics performance . Xiaomi Redmi 5A is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery , that is claimed to give up to 8 days of standby time. On the optics front, the Nokia 2 , as well as the Bharat 5 , come with cameras that on paper at least fail to excite. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio-jack, Micro-USB and Global Positioning System. (more...)
LeClerc and Ericsson earn Sauber seats LeClerc and Ericsson earn Sauber seats
- December 03, 2017

Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc will graduate to F1 with Sauber next season. Charles Leclerc , 20, will make his Formula One debut as a full-time driver in the 2018 season driving for Sauber . Giovinazzi is still part of the Sauber line-up, with the Italian taking on the role of third driver and set to participate in a number of Friday practice sessions during the 2018 season having raced twice at the start of this year in place of the injured Wehrlein. (more...)
Google's Play Store is banning apps that contain lock screen ads Google's Play Store is banning apps that contain lock screen ads
- December 02, 2017

Datally is an upgraded version Google's Triangle app, which was released on an experimental basis in Philippines in June 2017. Google has stated that the apps which do not adhere to its new Lockscreen Monetization policy would be removed from the Play Store . (more...)
You Can See An Enormous Supermoon Illuminating Vancouver This Weekend You Can See An Enormous Supermoon Illuminating Vancouver This Weekend
- December 01, 2017

On November 14, 2016, the moon was closer to Earth than at any time in nearly 69 years. On Sunday, Dec. 3 is when the moon will become totally full and at its brightest, specifically at 10:47 a.m. But for those who can't wake up that early, the moon will still look bigger - and brighter - throughout the night. In fact, the change in the moon's apparent size throughout its orbit is imperceptible to the unaided eye. (more...)
HTC U11 Users Will Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Starting Today HTC U11 Users Will Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Starting Today
- November 29, 2017

There is no word on when the final stable version of the Oreo update will reach both V30 and V30 + phones, but it is at least a couple of weeks away. It seems that the new Finnish startup takes the word, launching the Android 8.0 Oreo package for its flagship among the first, alongside industry-heavyweight companies. (more...)
Ryan Murder Case: Conductor's Wife Alleges he was Tortured By Police Ryan Murder Case: Conductor's Wife Alleges he was Tortured By Police
- November 24, 2017

Ashok Kumar was on Wednesday released from jail after a Gurgaon court granted him bail. Ashok was granted bail against a bond of Rs 50,000. The incident sparked a public outcry after which Gurugram police arrested Ashok, alleging him of killing the second standard student. (more...)
Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off
- November 23, 2017

Quartz added that this has been happening since the beginning of 2017 and the result is that Google , which is behind Android , has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy. (more...)
OnePlus 5T breaks launch day sales records, lacks Project Treble support OnePlus 5T breaks launch day sales records, lacks Project Treble support
- November 23, 2017

When it comes to rolling out a new software update, Google Project Treble is all about keeping vendor implementation separate from Android OS framework. The device offers a great package for the price with improvements in low-light photography and, of course, the facial recognition feature. Unlike what some initial users of OnePlus 5 had reported, we did not find any traces of "jelly scroll effect" on this device. (more...)
Here's when 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' will hit Android Here's when 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' will hit Android
- November 21, 2017

Essentially, they're a short cut - if you can't be bothered to hunt around for a stack of wood to make a swing (one of the examples in Nintendo's Direct video) then Leaf Tickets are your friend. There are in-app purchases if you want to speed the process along using real money, but Nintendo has stressed that these are entirely optional. The news comes via a tweet from Nintendo's official Twitter account, revealing that Pocket Camp will be available worldwide from November 22. (more...)
Apple delays HomePod release until 2018 Apple delays HomePod release until 2018
- November 18, 2017

The spokesperson told The Verge the device will ship to the US, United Kingdom, and Australia in early 2018. But Apple promised that the speaker would have all of Siri's smarts and stand out from the pack by offering superior sound quality. (more...)
Why owning a dog might help you live longer Why owning a dog might help you live longer
- November 18, 2017

Over the next 12 years, investigators found that dog owners in general had a lower risk of death due to cardiac disease, according to the research published in the Scientific Reports . Fall added that because all participants of the study were Swedish, the results most closely apply to dog owners in Sweden or other "European populations with similar culture regarding dog ownership". (more...)
Tesla's New Semitruck Might Be Playing Catch-Up Tesla's New Semitruck Might Be Playing Catch-Up
- November 18, 2017

Reservations for the new all-electric semi can be made with a $5,000 deposit. Meijer was not available for further comment. And Arkansas trucking company J.B. It's due in 2019, though knowing Tesla , we're not so sure it will actually be launched before 2020. Musk is notorious for making overly lofty promises and missing deadlines. (more...)
The Dream Chaser Spacecraft The Dream Chaser Spacecraft
- November 15, 2017

Sierra Nevada Corporation said the test was a success and pledged to give more details on Monday. Resembling a mini Space Shuttle, the Dream Chaser will soon be used to send cargo to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Cargo Program. (more...)
IPhone X Owners Experiencing Crackling Audio
- November 14, 2017

Research firm Canalys also noted that the iPhone 8 Plus outpaced the iPhone 8 last quarter, making it the first 5.5-inch iPhone to beat out it's smaller sibling in shipments. A person who's spent $1000 on a phone will surely not bother such an issue. So far Apple hasn't commented on the fault but some of those "in the know" claim that it is down to an electrical fault, causing the green sub-pixels in the phones' new diamond subpixel pattern to illuminate, according to TechCrunch . (more...)
EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment EA Set to Purchase Titanfall Studio Respawn Entertainment
- November 12, 2017

In addition to the afore-mentioned $151 million in cash up front, EA has agreed to pay "up to $164 million in long-term equity in the form of restricted stock units to employees, which will vest over four years", as well as more cash (up to a maximum of $140 million) based on "achievement of certain performance milestones, relating to the development of future titles" through 2022. (more...)
WhatsApp App Download Free But a Fake App Once Mimicked It WhatsApp App Download Free But a Fake App Once Mimicked It
- November 10, 2017

The Files Go app is similar to both Android Go and YouTube Go in terms of the basic premise of the app. For now, the Play Store link for the app is broken, but Google probably intends to release the app soon. The app itself is fairly lightweight, as an under 6 MB download. Users can browse through all of your phone's content by downloads, received files, images, videos, audio, and documents. (more...)
Give Facebook your nude pics to tackle revenge porn Give Facebook your nude pics to tackle revenge porn
- November 09, 2017

The system it is trying would prevent specific photos ever being uploaded to Facebook , Instagram or Messenger - but you do have to privately share them with Facebook first ... There are laws against revenge porn , but the scourge is hard to fight against in practical terms. In April, Facebook announced that it would take steps to combat " revenge porn ". (more...)
The Follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' Is a 'Harry Potter' Augmented Reality Game
- November 09, 2017

Interactive and its new sub brand called Portkey Games. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be their chance to fix some of the problems that have dogged Pokemon Go from its inception, including rural areas being at an inherent disadvantage compared to their urban counterparts. (more...)
Twitter Rolls Out 280 Character Limit in Canada and Worldwide Twitter Rolls Out 280 Character Limit in Canada and Worldwide
- November 08, 2017

Numerous concerns about 280 characters from Twitter users revolved around bloated timelines and a decline in the UX. The move was initially trialled in September, when selected people were given the ability to write longer posts. Starting from this evening, the character limit will be incresed to 280 characters. Of course, the change means America's highest-profile Twitter user, President Trump, will have more space. (more...)
You Can Now Send Your Mates Money Using Facebook Messenger You Can Now Send Your Mates Money Using Facebook Messenger
- November 08, 2017

Facebook has also launched M suggestions for payments into the Messenger app , which uses artificially intelligent virtual assistant M to identify when payment is being discussed in a conversation and present options to send or receive money. (more...)
Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks
- November 05, 2017

But, he continued, "we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile's shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record". With its hoard of 2.5GHz high-frequency spectrum, Sprint would have been a ideal fit for T-Mobile and its cache of low-frequency airwaves in the 600MHz-700MHz bands. (more...)
A Surprising New Orangutan Species Was Just Identified, And It's Critically Endangered A Surprising New Orangutan Species Was Just Identified, And It's Critically Endangered
- November 04, 2017

Previous study results combined with the new genome sequencing of 37 orangutans showed a picture that was consistent with the morphological findings. Erik Meijaard of the Australian National University said: "Great apes are among the best-studied species in the world". The team notes that we will need to quickly implement conservation measures to ensure that illegal logging, road construction, and other human threats don't impact the long-term survival of the species. (more...)
Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid
- November 03, 2017

The Great Pyramid may be ancient, but it still has something new to show us. Yet until now, despite centuries of study, no one knew this space was there. Using sensitive detectors that identify changes in speed, these muons can accurately give us an image of empty spaces in buildings. "There have been many theories about the existence of secret chambers inside the pyramid", said Mr Tayoubi. (more...)
Even Apple Can't Believe Apple's Q4 Results Even Apple Can't Believe Apple's Q4 Results
- November 03, 2017

The company sold 46.7m iPhones, beating analysts' estimates of 46.4m, according to FactSet, and generating $28.9bn in revenue, which accounted for more than half of the company's total revenue. While that only represents a 2% increase year-over-year, Apple's other products more than picked up the slack. On Thursday, Apple predicted revenue for this quarter from $84 billion to $87 billion. (more...)
NASA releases chilling 'HOWLING PLANETS' compilation to mark Halloween NASA releases chilling 'HOWLING PLANETS' compilation to mark Halloween
- November 01, 2017

NASA scientists also use a process called data sonification to translate radio signals into sound. Also included on the NASA soundtrack are sounds from Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. Maybe it's time to spice it up with some truly scary tracks: horrifying sounds from the void of space. "Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which were monitored by the Cassini spacecraft ", NASA said. (more...)
GameStop appears to be launching an unlimited used game rental subscription GameStop appears to be launching an unlimited used game rental subscription
- October 31, 2017

Earlier today, we saw a leaked GameStop ad for a new service called PowerPass . In order to keep track of what has been rented, the service is only available to GameStop's Power-Up Rewards members, though it's open to those on both the free and paid-for tiers. (more...)
Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 9000 ODI runs Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 9000 ODI runs
- October 30, 2017

The partnership between Kohli and Rohit helped India to score 337 runs against New Zealand . With an eye on the three-match Twenty20 series between the sides, starting in Delhi on Thursday morning (NZT), it's no wonder Black Caps captain Kane Williamson hailed Latham's form since dropping down the order. (more...)
Google has introduced a new ban in your search Google has introduced a new ban in your search
- October 30, 2017

Google has today announced that it will bring a change in this. This won't change if you try to make a Google search from google.co.uk or google.co.au. Your choice will appear at the bottom of the page. For example, residents of Russia if in the address bar of a search engine write google domain Japan.co.jp, it would still appear the Russian website and news. (more...)
Amazon to launch new delivery service that could curb theft Amazon to launch new delivery service that could curb theft
- October 28, 2017

The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock provided by Kwiskset or Yale. Some customers think so after the online retailer announced its newest product today: " Amazon Key ". Home Alone's Kevin would have a field day with this, wouldn't he? $249 is a reasonable price for a 1080p smart home security camera with night vision and the accompanying smart lock (which includes a keypad and traditional keyhole). (more...)
I mourn a great technician, Kamal Hassan on IV Sasi I mourn a great technician, Kamal Hassan on IV Sasi
- October 26, 2017

Sasi has also directed few movies for Mohanlal including "Ineyengillum" and "Devaasuram". This was the most fruitful period in his career as his films not only made moolah at the box office, but were also critically acclaimed. While he directed the first color cinema in Malayalam, Itha Ivide Varae (1977), he also made the first Cinemascope movie, Alavuddinum Athbhudhavilakum (1979). (more...)
Nintendo Switch update secretly brings GameCube controller support Nintendo Switch update secretly brings GameCube controller support
- October 25, 2017

Hmm. We can now hook up the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U to our Switch consoles to use the fan-favorite peripheral - which is now compatible with four straight Nintendo home consoles in a row, it should be said. Once plugged in, the controllers can be synced through the settings menu by pressing the L and R buttons. The pairing will happen and it should work seamlessly even though the controller is decades old by now. (more...)
The Pixel 2 XL has a serious screen burn-in problem The Pixel 2 XL has a serious screen burn-in problem
- October 24, 2017

Both phones offer up a strong day's worth of battery life, although the Pixel 2 XL has the advantage when it comes to pure size: its 3,520mAh battery pack offers a nice premium over the 2,675mAh cell in the iPhone. Multiple tech reviewers from sites including The Verge and Android Central have reported seeing what they believe is screen burn-in, a phenomenon where portions of the screen are permanently discolored. (more...)
Shin Megami Tensei V Revealed As A Nintendo Switch Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V Revealed As A Nintendo Switch Exclusive
- October 24, 2017

Atlus' long-running post-apocalyptic RPG series - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - is to get its fifth instalment, with Shin Megami Tensei 5 being confirmed during a brief trailer. Look for a set release date and finalized name within the coming months. The two games released under the Shin Megami Tensei IV moniker were 3DS titles. (more...)
Friday will be best night for viewing weekend meteor shower Friday will be best night for viewing weekend meteor shower
- October 20, 2017

The annual Orionid meteor shower has begun. The planet Uranus will be at its brightest visibility for the year Friday because it will be at an "opposition", which means it will be located opposite the sun, with the Earth between the two celestial bodies, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Thursday. (more...)
Google Honors Selena With Doodle Google Honors Selena With Doodle
- October 18, 2017

Her breakthrough year was 1987, as Selena won female vocalist of the year and performer of the year honors at the Tejano Music Awards . Suzette provided revealing character nuances that really helped bring the animation and Selena's story to life. (more...)
Doom: Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed Doom: Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed
- October 17, 2017

The company also joined up with Nintendo to put out a new video featuring interviews with executive producer Marty Stratton and creative director Hugo Martin, which you can check out here. "The wobbly frame-rates with hitching and stuttering during traversal and combat simply aren't an issue on Switch: that 30 frames per second is as close to locked as you're going to get". (more...)
Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone Google Assistant can now control your Chromecast from your phone
- October 15, 2017

Sadly, there has been no indication that this feature will come to any Android phones other than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , but it turns out that you can replicate the feature on any phone, including an iPhone, with a free app. Anyway, this is a really handy trick, as it narrows the differences of what you can do with Google Assistant on different devices . There is also a slightly different animation when expanding folders. (more...)
Three skydivers die after suspected mid-air collision in Australia
- October 14, 2017

Mission Beach is located halfway between Cairns and Townsville in Northern Queensland and is a popular destination for backpackers travelling down Australia's East Coast. No further details are available at this stage. Skydiving is a popular tourist activity in the area, with numerous backpackers who travel the Queensland coast stopping by Mission Beach . (more...)
Microsoft Edge is the best browser for blocking phishing websites Microsoft Edge is the best browser for blocking phishing websites
- October 14, 2017

However, you need a Microsoft account used for logging in on your Android and Windows 10 . Although collection of data is a generally unpopular practice from a consumer standpoint, Microsoft does have valid uses and benefits from collecting extensive metadata. (more...)
Sway for iOS updated to look great on iPhone X Sway for iOS updated to look great on iPhone X
- October 11, 2017

However, many people have found some issues and lack of other important features like 3D Touch App Switcher on the original iOS 11 update which is now coming to your device with the next iOS 11 update. If the ability to manage the apps from your iOS device (s) outweighs the caveats, you might want to install iTunes 12 .6.3 on your desktop PC or Mac today. (more...)
Google Addresses the Absence of a Headphone Jack in the Pixel 2
- October 10, 2017

According to DxOMark test, iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera which can capture excellent photographs. So, if you want a phone that can capture DSLR-level photos and videos, Google Pixel 2 is your flawless choice. In practice, you'll still probably get a solid day's operation out of all of these phones. It costs $150 more than the 64GB Pixel 2 XL . The iPhone X , on the other hand, has a starting price of $999 for the 64GB model. (more...)
Researcher: 'Infotainment' Screens In Cars Putting Drivers In Danger Researcher: 'Infotainment' Screens In Cars Putting Drivers In Danger
- October 07, 2017

Federal law prohibits train engineers from using cellphones, but there's no federal ban on vehicle drivers . For a long time, automakers have argued that technology in the dashboard and the steering wheel is infinitely preferable to using a smartphone, for example. (more...)
Street Fighter V arcade mode confirmed by Amazon leak Street Fighter V arcade mode confirmed by Amazon leak
- October 06, 2017

Now, Capcom has confirmed that the larger and more comprehensive version of the game will launch on January 16, 2018 on the PlayStation 4 and PC. In addition, the new release features a new Arcade mode , gallery , extra battle challenges, new V-Triggers, and new visuals . (more...)
Google announces donut-sized Google Home speaker
- October 05, 2017

The fabric seen on the front of the device was described as being "acoustically transparent" and feels extremely soft, seemingly being identical to the material covering the Google Home Mini . Well, now instead of having to strain your lovely operatic voice to cajole them into moving faster, you Google can help instead. Google is providing users a free 12 months subscription to YouTube Red . (more...)