Sci-tech


Several countries investigating Japanese virtual coin heist: cryptocurrency council member Several countries investigating Japanese virtual coin heist: cryptocurrency council member
- February 03, 2018

Coincheck has said the virtual coins were stored in a "hot wallet" instead of the more secure "cold wallet", which operates on platforms not directly connected to the internet. For a long time, the regulator allowed the exchange to operate with a provisional license, putting the FSA under fire for the exchange's loose information security. (more...)
Dell is 'evaluating' a direct IPO or reverse merger with VMware Dell is 'evaluating' a direct IPO or reverse merger with VMware
- February 02, 2018

Dell Technologies and business software provider VMware have chose to explore options that could include a potential merger of the two companies, people familiar with the matter have said. "That's why there was so much effort to keep VMware separate despite Dell's ownership It doesn't de-value VMware, but it could make things interesting". (more...)
US Reportedly Investigating Apple Over Software Updates That Slow Older iPhones US Reportedly Investigating Apple Over Software Updates That Slow Older iPhones
- February 02, 2018

Apple has ripped up its plans for the flagship iPhone X smartphone and is slashing its production targets for the first three months of 2018 in half, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report . According to MacRumours , the analyst said in a research note that he doesn't think Apple has the resources needed to launch such another new device so soon after the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and flagship iPhone X at the tail-end of previous year. (more...)
NVIDIA (NVDA) Downgraded by Vetr to NVIDIA (NVDA) Downgraded by Vetr to "Sell"
- February 02, 2018

Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. After going under observation of traders 11.96 million shares traded at hands. Its down 0.07, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 45 investors sold NVDA shares while 282 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. (more...)
Microsoft Surface laptop drops price to $799 Microsoft Surface laptop drops price to $799
- February 02, 2018

Some Surface Pro 4 owners have claimed that they are facing trouble with the screen of the device, and named the problem Flickergate . As a workaround the company is instructing users to contact Microsoft Support. "If the issue is a hardware fault, then Microsoft should recall affected devices". We recommend potential buyers to AVOID surface pro [sic] devices until Microsoft has fixed this problem because there is a high chance that your device will become unusable within a year. (more...)
Curiosity rover's stunning new Mars panorama is unlike any other Curiosity rover's stunning new Mars panorama is unlike any other
- February 02, 2018

Curiosity has only traveled 11.26 miles (18.13 kilometers) on the surface of Mars, but it's already been an wonderful journey, giving us an unprecedented view of the Red Planet and allowing researchers to understand our planetary neighbor better than ever before. (more...)
Sony has shipped 76.5 million PS4 units Sony has shipped 76.5 million PS4 units
- February 02, 2018

According to data shared by the company, 9 million PS4 units were sold between October and December 2017 which is a massive number for such a short period, especially, for a console that's always 5 years old. Most notably, a 279.8% in operating income over last year's 2016 Q3 report. Sony said it sold 4 million Xperia phones during the quarter, which is down considerably from the 5.1 million phones it sold during the same time period past year. (more...)
Instagram Stories Get Text-Only Pages With 'Type Mode' Instagram Stories Get Text-Only Pages With 'Type Mode'
- February 02, 2018

Like everything else shared to Stories, it will also disappear from their story after 24 hours. To use this new feature, you first need to start a new story, there you will find a new "Type" option next to the Normal option under the record button. (more...)
Polar bears can't catch enough seals to stay fed Polar bears can't catch enough seals to stay fed
- February 02, 2018

The researchers used high-tech collars on the bears to record video, locations and activity levels over a period of eight to 11 days. Wrong, said Pagano. Until then experts had assumed that polar bears required less energy because they have no natural predators and their hunting method does not involve a lot of physical exertion: They sit on ice floes and wait for seals to emerge. (more...)
Tesla Race Series Is Official! Tesla Race Series Is Official!
- February 02, 2018

Electric GT Holdings said it published regulations for the series, including a three-heat qualifying format. After being unveiled nearly two years ago, it's now officially a legitimate racing series: On Wednesday that the FIA, the governing body for world motorsports, officially sanctioned (approved) it. (more...)
Mario Kart is coming to your phone Mario Kart is coming to your phone
- February 02, 2018

Nintendo has released a couple of mobile games like "Super Mario Run" and " Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp ", according to The Verge. Nintendo of America has announced on Twitter that a new mobile app called Mario Kart Tour is now in development, but you shouldn't hold your breath though, since the launch window is the "fiscal year ending in March 2019", which means it's coming between April 2018 and the end of March 2019. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Active likely in the works for this year Samsung Galaxy S9 Active likely in the works for this year
- February 02, 2018

Therefore Galaxy S9 will house a 3,000 mAh battery and the Galaxy S9 Plus will house a 3,500 mAh battery. Little else is known about the Galaxy S9 Active at this point. Samsung further confirmed it by adding star in the file name of its MWC event invitation. Also, with the addition of Snapdragon 845, Exynos 9810, the battery should not be too bad and should, theoretically function very well. (more...)
Counter-Strike Co-Creator Arrested Over Sexual Exploitation Of A Child Counter-Strike Co-Creator Arrested Over Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
- February 02, 2018

Counter-Strike began life as a modification for Half-Life in 1999 before being developed into various standalone iterations, including Counter-Strike: Condition Zero , Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive . A booking record acquired by Kotaku stated that Cliffe was initially denied bail. The game designer has no criminal history, though he was arrested in Seattle in an eventually dismissed 2013 assault case . (more...)
New Google Assistant updates, made just for you at home - The Keyword New Google Assistant updates, made just for you at home - The Keyword
- February 02, 2018

If you use Google Assistant , your options to get its attention are pretty limited: either "OK Google ", or "Hey Google". All you need to do is mention an artist, song, playlist, or radio station when setting an alarm and Assistant will set off the alarm with your preferred track. (more...)
India is hiking tariffs on iPhones to 20% India is hiking tariffs on iPhones to 20%
- February 01, 2018

Customs duty had also been increased on food items, electronics, auto components, footwear, perfume and furniture. Shri Jaitley said, "This measure will promote the creation of more jobs in the country'". In the October-December 2017 quarter, overall mobile phone shipments in India grew 37 per cent. Smartphone shipments in the said period increased 12 per cent, while exports of feature phones grew at a blazing 55 per cent. (more...)
Data-friendly YouTube Go app is available in 130 more countries Data-friendly YouTube Go app is available in 130 more countries
- February 01, 2018

YouTube is bringing its YouTube Go app to many more countries around the globe: The Android app , which has been optimized for users with slow internet connections, is going live in 130 countries including Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Mexico and Turkey this week. (more...)
Stone Age tools found in India could upend 'out of Africa' theory Stone Age tools found in India could upend 'out of Africa' theory
- February 01, 2018

But a new study and recent findings challenge the theory. This image provided by the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education , India in January 2018 shows a sample of artifacts from the Middle Palaeolithic era found at the Attirampakkam archaeological site in southern India. (more...)
Baijayant urges Girls to be Role Models like Kalpana Chawla Baijayant urges Girls to be Role Models like Kalpana Chawla
- February 01, 2018

Born on March 17, in Karnal, Haryana, she began working at the NASA Ames Research Center in 1988, where she did Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research on Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing concepts. Her remains were identified along with the rest of the crew members and were cremated and scattered at National Park in Utah in accordance with her wishes. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on October 26 Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on October 26
- February 01, 2018

We still don't know a ton about the story of Red Dead Redemption 2 , but in announcing the delay Rockstar also released some new images that look downright gorgeous. There was speculation that a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer would air during last year's Super Bowl. The game marks the first Rockstar effort created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, which is no doubt one of the causes of the delay. (more...)
Dems dissing Rauner before today's State of the State address Dems dissing Rauner before today's State of the State address
- February 01, 2018

Rauner will face off with his Republican challenger Rep. Jeanne Ives. After Rauner used what they hope will be his last State of the State to call for a bipartisan effort to restore public trust and fix the state's finances, they unloaded on the wounded incumbent, no longer anxious about how it will play with the voters. (more...)
Reliance Jio to launch ultra-cheap 4G smartphone running on Android Oreo Reliance Jio to launch ultra-cheap 4G smartphone running on Android Oreo
- February 01, 2018

Domestic handset maker Micromax has already announced their Android Go Oreo powered smartphone - Bharat One - which will be launching in the coming few weeks. "They have really pushed us to deliver Android Go-based device as soon as possible", Kuldeep Malik, country head for corporate sales global at MediaTek India, told ET. (more...)
Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)
- February 01, 2018

CoreSite Realty Corporation has a 12-month low of $64.81 and a 12-month high of $113.55. Also, SVP Joel Tomlinson sold 1,746 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. It is positive, as 31 investors sold COR shares while 85 reduced holdings. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. raised its position in Realty Income by 27.0% in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway
- February 01, 2018

Of course, Ford can always go back and say that it didn't care about turning a lap record at VIR and that lap times are not what the GT is about, but c'mon. Of course, engineer Mero is no novice and the ZR1 he drove isn't exactly your base ZR1. If you'd like to watch the ZR1 bask in all of its supercharged glory while setting the laptime record at VIR, check out Chevy's dashcam video of the run below. (more...)
Samsung Reveals More Evidence On Galaxy X; Where Is Surface Phone? Samsung Reveals More Evidence On Galaxy X; Where Is Surface Phone?
- February 01, 2018

It will also drive forward new businesses related to AI/IoT by strengthening the ecosystem based on Bixby and building on Samsung's 5G technology. The company is quite confident about its upcoming products and named its imminent flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 in the financial report . (more...)
This is what a super blue blood moon looks like This is what a super blue blood moon looks like
- February 01, 2018

That's about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) farther than the supermoon on January 1. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, it then blocks most of the sun's light from reaching the moon, but the light that gets around the planet passes through the atmosphere and causes the moon to appear red. (more...)