Sci-tech


IOS 11.3 will introduce new battery features and AR improvements
- January 25, 2018

Apple gave a sneak peek at its next iPhone operating system update and it features more Animojis (for owners of iPhone X ) - and for nearly everyone, a much-discussed option to turn off a slowdown feature for older batteries . Are you looking forward to release of iOS 11.3? IOS 11.3 adds new lion, bear, dragon and skull Animoji , the first set of new characters since the launch of Animoji with alongside the iPhone X a year ago. (more...)
When Will SpaceX Launch Falcon Heavy? Elon Musk Updates Twitter When Will SpaceX Launch Falcon Heavy? Elon Musk Updates Twitter
- January 25, 2018

In a static fire test, the rocket is loaded with fuel and the engines are ignited, but the hold-down clamps that attach the rocket to the launch pad are not released, so the rocket stays in place. "Generated quite a thunderhead of steam", Musk wrote . His idea is to send this red roadster towards the orbit Mars takes around the Sun. The company tweeted these photos of the vehicle inside the nose cone of the Falcon Heavy . (more...)
BioWare's entire fate rests on Anthem BioWare's entire fate rests on Anthem
- January 25, 2018

There is still no official word on what the new Dragon Age will be called or what Bioware's plans are for it, but at least fans know that a team is on the case at Bioware. Bioware's Anthem won't make its fall 2018 release window, the next Dragon Age was to feature "live" elements, and whether to continue development on Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic is being discussed. (more...)
Google I/O 2018 Teased With Delicious Pineapple Cake And Cryptic Puzzles Google I/O 2018 Teased With Delicious Pineapple Cake And Cryptic Puzzles
- January 25, 2018

Google has used teasers in the past that ended up not panning out, however, so it's too soon to say for certain. Google posted a binary code in order to reveal the google.com/io website . The Verge reports that one of the rooms you access includes a pineapple cake, which could be a hint at the name of Android's next version (Android releases are all differentiated by alphabetically sorted names inspired by candies, with Oreo being the latest). (more...)
Microsoft Will Soon Let Users See What Telemetry Windows 10 Collects
- January 25, 2018

While Microsoft hopes that this tool allows users to validate and verify what it has been telling them all along, it may still come as a shock to some people that Microsoft is collecting this data by default, even if it's only technical data about their devices. (more...)
United States to impose tariffs on Samsung, LG washing machines United States to impose tariffs on Samsung, LG washing machines
- January 24, 2018

Samsung Electronics put its consumer electronics manufacturing plant in SC on January 12 and needs to wait for a while until the annual washing machine production volume of plant reaches one million units. "We pursued these trade cases for them, and we hope [Monday's] announcement finally re-establishes real competition". The new full-time employees will work at a factory in Clyde, Ohio, Whirlpool said on Monday. (more...)
Telecom stocks tumble as Jio steps-up data war Telecom stocks tumble as Jio steps-up data war
- January 24, 2018

On the other hand, Reliance Jio is offering 1.5GB data daily with unlimited local and STD calling and 100 SMS per day for the period of 28 days under the plan. The Rs 149 plan has a validity of 28 days, while the Rs 349 plan comes with 70 days validity. Other benefits like unlimited calls and daily 100 SMS remain the same. (more...)
Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to end without a victor Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to end without a victor
- January 24, 2018

Despite repeated rescheduling, the Google Lunar XPRIZE is going to be closed - without any winners. For the last 10 years, Google promised to award $20 million to the first private group to send a rover to the moon's surface. Even though we are disappointed that we do not have a victor at this time, we are proud of the impact that the Google Lunar XPRIZE has achieved to date. (more...)
Triple treat to mark Jan 31 lunar eclipse Triple treat to mark Jan 31 lunar eclipse
- January 24, 2018

A "blood moon" happens when Earth's moon is in full eclipse. In just a month, we have witnessed the biggest moon, followed by two full moons. The duration of the lunar eclipse will be three hours, 18 minutes. This appearance of the moon during the total lunar eclipse is referred to as the red moon or blood moon. "Again, you'll have more success if you can go to a high place with a clear view to the West", Johnston said. (more...)
Range Rover SV Coupe Announced, Debuts In Geneva Range Rover SV Coupe Announced, Debuts In Geneva
- January 24, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover hasn't released pricing or an on-sale date, unsurprisingly, but we're absolutely floored to see the return of a two-door Rangie and can not wait to get our grubby, peasant hands all over it in Geneva. The company's design boss, Gerry McGovern, said: 'The Range Rover SV Coupe is a highly compelling design with peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication from its breathtaking exterior proportions to its sumptuous, beautifully appointed, interior. (more...)
Smartphone Battery Explodes After Customer Bites It Smartphone Battery Explodes After Customer Bites It
- January 24, 2018

One man found this out the hard way, Appleinsider reports , causing a minor explosion at an electronics store in China. Last month, Apple admitted that it throttled older iPhones as their batteries age. Following the recent controversy over the way Apple handles dying iPhone batteries , the tech giant promised to slash the price of a replacement from $79 to $29 for many iPhone models . (more...)
Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme gave the Dreamers legal protections and shielded them from deportation. That group included immigration hard-liners such as Sens. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Not in attendance were Sens. "The great deal-making President sat on the sidelines", Schumer said. (more...)
God of War will be released in April God of War will be released in April
- January 23, 2018

It seems that cheeky Amazon page outed the real date after all. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this insane adventure we have been crafting for almost five years! It has also released a new trailer for the title today which provides a good glimpse of the revamped God of War . (more...)
DJI Mavic Air release date, price and specs DJI Mavic Air release date, price and specs
- January 23, 2018

DJI's Michael Perry at the NY unveiling of the Mavic Air . The Mavic Air introduces several new photo and video modes, created to help both amateurs and professionals take stunning shots. Files are exported via the USB 3.0 Type-C port. Both drones have DJI's own ActiveTrack feature, allowing the user to track one specific object or person. (more...)
What the Chart Means for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) What the Chart Means for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- January 23, 2018

The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Wednesday, November 1. About 327,624 shares traded. Activision Blizzard posted sales of $1.61 billion during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 24.8%. (more...)
Woman dragged out of auto, raped; husband held at gunpoint in Gurugram Woman dragged out of auto, raped; husband held at gunpoint in Gurugram
- January 23, 2018

Gurgaon: A 22-year-old woman was forcibly dragged out of the vehicle and raped in front of her family at gunpoint. Police said they were being dropped home by their relatives after midnight when the husband asked for the vehicle to be stopped at a secluded road in Sector 57, as he had to relieve himself. (more...)
Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook
- January 23, 2018

You'll see a Share option there, where Share Story will give you a range of options, including Facebook, Twitter, text and email. The new link tool applies to Official Stories (from celebrities or influencers), Our Stories (curated by Snapchat's editorial team), and Search Stories (algorithmically curated based on topic or location). (more...)
Xiaomi Republic Day Sale: Grab interesting offers on your favourite Redmi smartphones! Xiaomi Republic Day Sale: Grab interesting offers on your favourite Redmi smartphones!
- January 23, 2018

During the sale, an open sale of Redmi 5A will also be placed. The Redmi 5 Plus and the Redmi 5 were launched in China just about a month ago . The smartphone comes with a microSD card slot supporting expandable storage space. Redmi 5A, with a metallic matte finish in golden color, is equipped with a 13MP rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for fast focusing and an f/2.2 aperture that guarantees excellent picture clarity. (more...)
Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) has analysts on the Bullish side this week
- January 23, 2018

Intel Corp. now has $209.76 billion valuation. ( NASDAQ INTC ) traded up $0.93 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $45.75. About 27.71M shares traded. Seatown Pte has 80,251 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 2.01 million shares. 1607 Ptnrs Limited Liability owns 496,949 shares. Stonebridge Advsr Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.95% or 101,801 shares. (more...)
Lassa Fever breaks in Ondo State Lassa Fever breaks in Ondo State
- January 23, 2018

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi who confirmed this to newsmen listed the local government areas affected as Owo, Akoko South/West, Akure North and Akure South. The doctor, simply identified as Dr. Osebi, who is a member of staff of the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, the state capital, was said to have treated the baby sometime last week. (more...)
Xbox One X gaming console launched in India for Rs. 44990 Xbox One X gaming console launched in India for Rs. 44990
- January 23, 2018

Microsoft Xbox One X has a customized 2.3GHz CPU paired with 6 teraflops of performance with 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. In an incredibly ballsy move, Microsoft Xboss Phil Spencer has said that new first party Xbox games will be added to the service on day one . (more...)
SteamWorld Dig coming to Switch on February 1 SteamWorld Dig coming to Switch on February 1
- January 23, 2018

While Nintendo failed to get the nod of the gaming public with its Wii U, there is no denying that the console maker has successfully staged a comeback with the release of its Switch past year. As Rusty, a steampunk robot, players must explore the mines underneath a Wild West town, fighting enemies, collecting ore and unearthing the secrets and worlds in the mines. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive Producer Says No Loot Boxes for Game Metal Gear Survive Producer Says No Loot Boxes for Game
- January 23, 2018

Those considering purchasing Metal Gear Survive may have some concerns about the game's features in relation to the acclaimed series, but at least pay-to-win microtransactions won't be among those reservations. In addition to discussing the microtransactions that players can either choose to partake in or ignore entirely, Korekado also opened up about the game's place in the Metal Gear series. (more...)
Apple HomePod release date and price confirmed: 9 February for £319
- January 23, 2018

The Cupertino brand has also confirmed that the HomePod will cost £319 when it launches in the UK. Apple is, perhaps obviously, preferring to talk about the quality of the audio that HomePod produces compared to its rivals. Use Spotify. Apple hasn't done that here though there is a developer program called SiriKit. Apple is trying to catch up with Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., both of which have offered smart speakers for years. (more...)
Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks
- January 23, 2018

The C732 also promises all-day battery life, with a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, and processor options include the dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 and the quad-core Celeron N3450. The IPS display itself, meanwhile, has a resolution of just 1366 x 768. Chrome OS works best with an internet connection, and the C732 offers an optional 4G LTE modem as well to remove the requirement of Wi-Fi access, and if you've got Wi-Fi available, it has a 2x2 802.11ac network adapter for wireless LAN. (more...)