Sci-tech


Presents a conceptual smartphone Vivo APEX Presents a conceptual smartphone Vivo APEX
- March 06, 2018

Since there is no place for earpiece on the top, the Screen SoundCasting technology will turn the whole display into an earpiece. We have seen similar technology on the original Xiaomi Mi MIX smartphone introduced in 2016. And then a week ago, the company announced Vivo APEX FullView concept smartphone that we still haven't stopped drooling over. As expected, the device will be made exclusive to the Chinese market, at least in its current 1.0 version. (more...)
Previously unknown supercolony of Adélie penguins discovered Previously unknown supercolony of Adélie penguins discovered
- March 06, 2018

This specific region was not known to be an important penguin habitat but the satellite imagery suggested these dark spots were guano stains, pointing to a very large concentration of the flightless bird. Once mapped, a computer analyzed the images pixel by pixel to accurately calculate the population. There are variations in the number of these penguins on the western and eastern sides of the Antarctic Peninsula and the latest discovery could help them understand why. (more...)
Apple to Offer Cheaper MacBook Air in Spring? Apple to Offer Cheaper MacBook Air in Spring?
- March 06, 2018

Apple is making plans to release an extra affordable version of the 13-inch MacBook Air, in keeping with an investor note written by means of dependable apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo of KGI securities. Design Air will change too, and the laptop will become more like modern MacBooks, and at the ends of its housing will be located USB ports-C, which Apple imposes overly high expectations. (more...)
Slovak protesters demand investigation into killing of journalist Slovak protesters demand investigation into killing of journalist
- March 06, 2018

Jan Kuciak (27) and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were found shot dead at his house on February 24th. On Monday, Mr Fico suggested Mr Kiska was somehow working in cahoots with billionaire Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros , who is a bogeyman for populist and rightwing leaders across the world - from United States president Donald Trump to Russia's Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor Orban . (more...)
Best Of MWC 2018: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
- March 06, 2018

The devices will go on sale on Flipkart and Mi.com at 12PM on March 7. During our time in Barcelona, we were able to take a closer look at the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and we have to say that the phone left a really good impression, everything from its build to performance, which is why we've chose to give one of our "Best of MWC 2018" awards to Xiaomi and its Redmi Note 5 Pro handset. (more...)
The Researchers Have Revealed The World's Smallest Bird Fossil Study's Conclusions The Researchers Have Revealed The World's Smallest Bird Fossil Study's Conclusions
- March 06, 2018

The bird is thought to have lived ever so briefly around 127 million years ago, and belonged to a group of ancient avians that were something of a half-way point between dinosaurs and modern day birds. Almost all of the little bird's fossilized skeleton had been preserved, making it a paleontological treasure that provides insight into how this bird's group -Enantiornithes, a now-extinct subclass of birds that tended to sport teeth and clawed fingers on their wings - grew after hatching from ... (more...)
How to watch tonight's Falcon 9 rocket takeoff How to watch tonight's Falcon 9 rocket takeoff
- March 06, 2018

Reload this page closer to launch time to see SpaceX's live webcast of the Hispasat 30W-6 countdown and liftoff. According to Ars Technica's Eric Berger, who highlighted the imminent landmark , the Falcon 9 should make it to 50 launches faster than some comparable programs. (more...)
Mustang Bullitt coming to Oz Mustang Bullitt coming to Oz
- March 06, 2018

The new Ford Mustang Bullitt crosses the Atlantic, giving European customers the chance to own one of the most popular special versions of the American pony auto. The film-inspired Ford Mustang Bullitt will be sold in Europe - and could come to the UK. Stitching will reflect the exterior colour choice, and each Mustang Bullitt will feature an individually numbered plaque in place of the traditional Mustang emblem on the passenger-side dashboard. (more...)
Google Search app for iOS gains iMessage extension Google Search app for iOS gains iMessage extension
- March 06, 2018

The company just introduced an update that adds an iMessage extension to Google's iOS app . Not to mention the fact that it also lets Google tap into another repository for users who will now send queries to its search engine from one of the most popular apps on iOS devices. (more...)
Inside Xbox premieres March 10 at noon PST Inside Xbox premieres March 10 at noon PST
- March 06, 2018

The show can be streamed in 4K on Xbox's Mixer , YouTube , Twitch , and Facebook channels. The hosts of Inside Xbox will include Larry Hryb, Jeff Rubenstein, Alex Hebert, Lydia Ellery, Graeme Boyd, and more. "We believe strongly in transparency, inclusion, and having an authentic two-way conversation with our fans", Xbox programming director Tina Summerford said in a statement . (more...)
NASA and the Oscars Share a Golden Space Tech Link NASA and the Oscars Share a Golden Space Tech Link
- March 06, 2018

Gold is particularly useful in space, where it reflects infrared wavelengths of light and won't tarnish-ideal for blocking absorption of radiant heat. "We guaranteed that our gold coating will never come off", said the Epner Technology's president, David Epner. Based on NASA's request, the company also improved its electroplating process called Laser Gold, which later led to better reflectivity on a gold-plated mirror for the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, without losing strength. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege Details Bans for Toxic Players Rainbow Six Siege Details Bans for Toxic Players
- March 06, 2018

Addressing a specific comment, Robertson confirmed that a player who said, "my nigga" in a congratulatory way would still be flagged under the new system. Users banned for toxicity will be notified, similar to people booted for cheating, with a global message also being displayed to users. Unfortunately, it seems this new system will only apply for the PC as any violation of conduct on consoles falls under the jurisdiction of Microsoft or Sony, depending on the platform. (more...)
European Union to overhaul tax rules for tech groups European Union to overhaul tax rules for tech groups
- March 06, 2018

The tech giant moved much of its European operations to Ireland in attempts to take advantage of the country's friendly 12.5 percent tax on corporations operating within its borders. Numerous greatest tech companies of today, including Facebook, Apple and Amazon, have been accused of using holes in laws to avoid paying taxes in European countries. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Plugs Into The Future At Geneva Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Plugs Into The Future At Geneva
- March 05, 2018

The Bentayga hybrid is capable of 31 miles of electric-only driving, which means most short journeys should be completed without needing the car's 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. The charging port mirrors the fuel filler door on the opposite side of the vehicle. There are no obvious visual differences between the Bentayga Hybrid and its internal-combustion brethren, though copper "Hybrid" badging and bronze Bentley badging are small giveaways. (more...)
You will be able to use Skype for less data You will be able to use Skype for less data
- March 05, 2018

It can also manage the app's reasonable functioning based on the respective cellular connections. Google , on the other hand, went a step further with the release of Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition - a stripped down build of Android 8.0 Oreo that doesn't require anywhere near as much processing power, RAM or storage space. (more...)
Apple is making its own high-end noise-cancelling headphones Apple is making its own high-end noise-cancelling headphones
- March 05, 2018

The report cites unnamed sources within Apple's manufacturing chain who note that Apple's noise-canceling headphones are expected to launch no sooner than the end of 2018. That would ostensibly put them in direct competition with the company's Beats by Dre subsidiary, which now sells its own pair of noise-cancelling headphones for $350. (more...)
YouTube trials feature that replaces video backgrounds YouTube trials feature that replaces video backgrounds
- March 05, 2018

The Google-owned YouTube revealed that a new technology that will remove the need of the traditional green screen background in its users' home-brewed videos is on its way. Also, the feature is still exclusive to " stories ", apparently YouTube's new social video service platform. Furthermore, it's still not certain what the requirements look like for this tech to work. (more...)
Android P Developer Preview Could Be Coming This Month Android P Developer Preview Could Be Coming This Month
- March 05, 2018

Elsewhere in Google's upcoming Android P update, which will be officially outed at the firm's I/O conference in May, expect more focus on Google Assistant, with the sources claiming the digital helper could show in up in the home screen search bar. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Gets 390 PS, Minor Styling Changes Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Gets 390 PS, Minor Styling Changes
- March 05, 2018

Two round, twin-tailpipe trim elements get a high-gloss chrome finish. As an option, buyers can also order the new models with an optional AMG styling package. Stepping inside, the revised cabin greets you with its fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster offering selectable Classic, Sport or Supersport viewing modes. (more...)
Samsung Launches Galaxy A8 and Galaxy S9 Enterprise Edition Models Samsung Launches Galaxy A8 and Galaxy S9 Enterprise Edition Models
- March 05, 2018

The Exynos 9810 comes with a Mali-G72 MP18 graphics processing unit whereas the Snapdragon 845 is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU. The devices would come with wireless charging and a headphone jack. In conclusion, DxOMark says that Samsung's new flagship phone "sets the pace" for new camera phones this 2018. The telephoto lens is also 12MP with f/2.4 aperture. (more...)
HTC U12 Specs Might Include Snapdragon 845 And Dual Cameras HTC U12 Specs Might Include Snapdragon 845 And Dual Cameras
- March 05, 2018

Some of the most leaked flagships are generally from Apple and Samsung, in an unusual leak we find the spec sheet of what could supposedly be the of the HTC U12. The internal storage of the device is expected to be 128GB and the device comes with a 6-inch Super LD panel with a QuadHD+ resolution having an 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Stephen Hawking Explained What Had Happened Before The Big Bang Stephen Hawking Explained What Had Happened Before The Big Bang
- March 04, 2018

He pointed out Earth as an example of Euclidean space-time. "There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the big bang". But astronomers and astrophysicists can take what they know about how physics work and make some pretty educated explanations about what likely happened during, after, and also before the Big Bang jumpstarted the universe, which then expanded outward into the cosmic vastness of space we know today. (more...)
Thousands will be without power until tonight due to Storm Emma Thousands will be without power until tonight due to Storm Emma
- March 04, 2018

Forecaster Hannah Findley, of The Weather Channel, said: "More snow was likely with frontal systems moving warmer air into the bitterly cold flow, while lying snow was expected to persist for a few days". Drive slowly and steadily so you don't make a bow wave. Across the United Kingdom, more than 20 rail operators are running a reduced service. "Since 10pm last night, there have been a number of significant faults on the ESB Networks arising from the worsening weather conditions". (more...)
Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year! Apple to launch the cheapest Macbook Air this year!
- March 04, 2018

We forecast total shipments of MacBook models will grow 10-15% YoY in 2018 (vs. 0-5% YoY decline for the NB industry), up from 15.5-16mn units in 2017. So yes, we might get to see this new generation of MacBook Air sometime in the coming September month. It appears that there is still a market for the aging MacBook Air. (more...)
Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS) Receives $89.63 Consensus Target Price from Analysts
- March 04, 2018

Mizuho maintained Clovis Oncology, Inc. In the last quarter, insiders sold 22,500 shares of company stock valued at $1,364,595. About 2.27M shares traded or 69.66% up from the average. Nationwide Fund reported 161,958 shares stake. (NYSE:WM). Alps Advsrs accumulated 3,825 shares. Oakmont Corp sold 1.36M shares as the company's stock declined 6.00% while stock markets rallied. (more...)