Sci-tech


'Padmaavat' violence: Karni Sena chief arrested 'Padmaavat' violence: Karni Sena chief arrested
- January 29, 2018

He, however, sought to distance the Karni Sena and the Rajput community from the attacks on the school bus in Gurugram and the destruction of property. Neither do I know them. "Its clear that the BJP and the RSS are following a policy of appeasement for vote bank politics as far as the Karni Sena is concerned", she told a press conference. (more...)
Falcon Heavy maiden flight on Feb 6 Falcon Heavy maiden flight on Feb 6
- January 29, 2018

The heavy-lift rocket stands 230 feet tall (70 meters) and is created to launch payloads of up to 119,000 lbs. Its first stage consists of three Falcon 9 cores that are created to return to Earth after launch much like the company's solo Falcon 9 flights. (more...)
Cadillac, Acura out front as issues blight Alonso's vehicle halfway at Daytona Cadillac, Acura out front as issues blight Alonso's vehicle halfway at Daytona
- January 29, 2018

United Autosports is fielding one Ligier with Alonso, Hanson and McLaren F1 reserve driver Lando Norris , and a second entry with Will Owen , Hugo de Sadeleer , Paul Di Resta and Bruno Senna . "The whole event, practice and the race, driver changes, communication, driver preparation between the stints, how much rest you are able to have, how much of a balance you need to give the garage, how much focus you need to have on the race, and how to get ready to jump in the auto, sometimes ... (more...)
Cryptocurrency mining scripts served through YouTube Cryptocurrency mining scripts served through YouTube
- January 29, 2018

The ads targeted users from Japan, France, Taiwan, Italy, and Spain, according to data from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network . Twitter users noticed the problem too. The warnings came even when people changed the browser they were using, and the warnings seemed to be limited to times when users were on YouTube. In nine out of 10 cases, the ads will employ public JavaScript code provided by Coinhive - a Netflix-like cryptocurrency mining service where subscribers profit from leeching ... (more...)
Rare 'super blue blood moon' coming Wednesday Rare 'super blue blood moon' coming Wednesday
- January 28, 2018

GETTYA blood moon against a clear night sky, the December 31 supermoon rising over TorontoWhat time is the lunar eclipse in the US? Saran said the reddening of the Moon would take place during the first total lunar eclipse of 2018. "The eclipse phase of the moon will begin at 7.48pm until 11.11pm and the total lunar eclipse will begin at 8.51pm before reaching its maximum phase at 9.29pm and end at 10.07pm", the National Planetarium said in a statement. (more...)
Bioware's Anthem delayed until 2019
- January 28, 2018

Given all the different launch phases that BioWare does for its games, a final launch could come about no earlier than March 2019, as Gamespot notes. Other sources have also suggested that the game is going through some development struggles as they work to position the game in a market that's recently faced a major backlash against both EA's Star Wars Battlefront II and Bungie's Destiny 2 . (more...)
Cowen Reiterates "Sell" Rating for Tesla (TSLA)
- January 28, 2018

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. Analysts expect Tenneco Inc. The company's revenue was up 29.9% compared to the same quarter past year. WB's profit will be $115.03M for 64.75 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, March 31 report. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $20.17 million activity. (more...)
Scientists Create New Type Of 3D Images That Are Better Than Holograms Scientists Create New Type Of 3D Images That Are Better Than Holograms
- January 28, 2018

One of the most iconic scenes from the vastly popular Star Wars series occurs in episode IV, A New Hope. " We refer to this colloquially as the Princess Leia project ", Smalley said. Recently groups of researchers have wanted to not only create a hologram, but push the technology forward, creating 3D images that float in thin air. (more...)
Prepaid Plans Now Give 2GB Per Day Data Prepaid Plans Now Give 2GB Per Day Data
- January 28, 2018

Well, apart from the changes in the amount of data, all other benefits offered with this ₹198 plan to prepaid customers remain the same. The Reliance Jio Phone is nearly cost free (full price refund after three years), and it also offers 153 plan including 1GB per day data to lure more customers. (more...)
Nokia 7 Plus with Snapdragon 660 and 4GB RAM spotted on GeekBench Nokia 7 Plus with Snapdragon 660 and 4GB RAM spotted on GeekBench
- January 27, 2018

In terms of camera, Nokia 7 mounts a 16MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12µm lens size, dual-tone LED flash and ZEISS lens, and a 5MP front-snapper with 1.4µm lens size, f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree Field-Of-View (FOV). Well, apart from these details, there isn't much about the Nokia 7 Plus that's revealed through the Geekbench listing. There's a 6GB RAM storage variant as well, which is priced at 2,699 yuan (or approx Rs 26,710). (more...)
Stokes again big attraction in IPL auction, Root unsold
- January 27, 2018

The competition will run from 7 April 2018 - 27 May 2018. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore up until previous year but they did not make any effort to retain him through RTM as KXIP , Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad . So, CSK and MI have already retained three capped Indian players, hence their RTM can not be used for that category. A maximum of eight overseas players are permitted in a squad of between 18 and 25. (more...)
Did Acer Just Out The First Chrome OS Tablet At BETT? Did Acer Just Out The First Chrome OS Tablet At BETT?
- January 27, 2018

Acer , of course, hasn't confirmed it is developing a Chrome OS tablet, but a now-deleted tweet surfaced online recently with an image of what appears to be a Chrome OS tablet made by Acer. What's clear, however, is that Acer isn't officially releasing the tablet just yet. Google has dropped hints in the past about allowing manufacturers to use Chrome OS on a variety of form factors, including tablets. (more...)
DJI Mavic Air is the world's most powerful foldable drone DJI Mavic Air is the world's most powerful foldable drone
- January 27, 2018

The Mavic Air draws on the chassis design of it's big brother the Mavic which was DJI's first foldable drone which has really changed the portability of drone usage. The Mavic Air is tiny, just about as big as the Note 8, maybe slightly bigger and because of it's size, just like it's predecessor, it's super portable and with that small form factor it's able to glide through the air and it can do it quickly with a top speed of 42.5 miles per hour. (more...)
Paragon to shut down on April 26
- January 27, 2018

While we'll likely never see what the true potential of Paragon might have been, the Paragon shutdown will hopefully at least allow those developers to keep their jobs and be moved to other games, like Fortnite . Less than two weeks ago, a member of the Paragon team took to Reddit for an "open discussion" on where they were at with Paragon . To try to make this right, Epic is offering a full refund to all Paragon players. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9
- January 27, 2018

The Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 + are also said to retain their 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screen sizes backed by Samsung's proprietary Super AMOLED panels. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Galaxy S9 lineup would be "reimagined" camera, which was teased by the company in its Unpacked event invite. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with dual camera-setup, one with a fixed aperture, which will be used as Zoon lense like the one used on the Note 8. (more...)
Anchor Capital Advisors LLC Sells 1866 Shares of Ford Motor Company (F)
- January 26, 2018

Shares of General Motors ( NYSE GM ) traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $43.08. Meanwhile, due to an ongoing pressure which caused a decline of nearly -1.07% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -3.52% so far on the year - still in weak territory. (more...)
'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31 'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31
- January 26, 2018

The moon appears larger when it is in extremely close proximity to earth's orbit, and therefore appears so much so bigger. "But it's another great chance to watch the moon". The total lunar eclipse will be visible in the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, large parts of Russian Federation and China, and parts of the Middle East. (more...)
Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.3 Beta & 5 Reasons You Should Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.3 Beta & 5 Reasons You Should
- January 26, 2018

It's fair to say that the American tech giant has had a tricky month. The iPhone X's weaker-than-expected performance and battery life issues also are factors, and iOS 11 .3's release will "help Apple fight against these headwinds", Sui said. (more...)
Destiny 2: Bungie details Iron Banner return; Outlines coming changes, updates Destiny 2: Bungie details Iron Banner return; Outlines coming changes, updates
- January 26, 2018

Better Raid rewards are also in the offing in an upcoming Destiny 2 update, with Prestige serving up double drops and a guaranteed Raid piece. These perks will also work across multiple armor pieces, provided that the player has it on one piece. These mods will be Legendary by default, so players won't have to sacrifice 5 Power for a good bonus. (more...)
Robinhood App Adds Cryptocurrency Price Trackers, Trading To Follow Robinhood App Adds Cryptocurrency Price Trackers, Trading To Follow
- January 26, 2018

Cryptocurrency puts power that's historically been held by financial institutions in the hands of the people. Robinhood is a start-up trading platform that has gotten a lot of attention from investors and the financial community. In the meantime, all customers can now track prices and receive alerts for 16 cryptocurrencies on the app. While much of that growth will be attributable to the major digital currencies on the market - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple , Litecoin , NEO, and EOS - as ... (more...)
Apple HomePod Pre-orders Are Now Live! Apple HomePod Pre-orders Are Now Live!
- January 26, 2018

Having two Sonos One devices - with built-in Alexa and voice control, but with an emphasis on playing music - allows you to link the devices together with Sonos' multiroom audio capabilities. "We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves". Instead, the release was delayed and Apple said it would accept pre-orders for the $349 device on January 26 with product availability in select retailers beginning on February 9. (more...)
DuckDuckGo Launches New Product to Protect Privacy Beyond the Search Box DuckDuckGo Launches New Product to Protect Privacy Beyond the Search Box
- January 26, 2018

Think again. Private browsing modes are marketed to make you think that if it's not in your device's browser history, it never happened. DuckDuckGo says its software will "expose and block" these trackers when it can find them. So, a Grade D website will end up a Grade B - you'll rarely see A's, because "hardly any website out there truly prioritizes your privacy". Once you start using the new app and browser extension , you'll quickly notice something: hardly any website now gets an "A" ... (more...)
Idea Cellular Q3 net loss expands to Rs1,285 crore Idea Cellular Q3 net loss expands to Rs1,285 crore
- January 26, 2018

During the day, it tanked 6.48 per cent to Rs 92.95. Eleven analysts, on average, expected the company to post a loss of Rs 12.80 billion, Thomson Reuters data shows. Idea is in the process of raising up to Rs 6,750 crore equity to strengthen combined entity's (Voda-Idea) balance-sheet. Further, the Board has also constituted a committee to evaluate potential routes for raising additional equity capital of up to Rs 3,500 crore including via preferential issue, qualified institutional ... (more...)
ValuEngine Downgrades Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) to Hold
- January 26, 2018

The stock ended last trade at 71.45 a share and the price is up more than 0.06% so far this year. Its up 1.38% from 1.40 million shares previously. Gabe Hoffman increased its stake in Teva Pharm Adr (TEVA) by 198.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Jaguar confirms launch of all-electric XJ Jaguar confirms launch of all-electric XJ
- January 26, 2018

CAR GIANT Jaguar Land Rover is to cut production at its Halewood plant amid slowing demand caused by Brexit uncertainty and consumer concern over the future of diesel vehicles . Earlier this month the new owner of Vauxhall, PSA Peugeot Citreon, said it was to slash 250 more jobs at the Ellesmere Port factory which makes the Astra. (more...)