Sci-tech


Apple overhauls homepage for (PRODUCT)RED, including sleek new iPhone 8 ad
- April 11, 2018

What is infuriating to many iPhone 8 owners who sought third-party repairs is that their devices were perfectly functional prior to the update, so it's nearly malicious that Apple would take this step to cripple their devices. It is available in silver , space gray and new gold finish that is a mix between gold and rose gold . Apple said on Monday (Apr 9) it will release a red version of its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus . (more...)
You can now use the original File Manager in Windows 10 You can now use the original File Manager in Windows 10
- April 11, 2018

File Manager continued to ship with Windows long after it was replaced by Explorer just in case somebody needed it, but for the last decade or more, Windows hasn't included it. Microsoft has uploaded the source code to Github , where it is available to download and tinker with under the MIT OSS license , as TechCrunch notes . (more...)
Facebook passes new rules on political ads Facebook passes new rules on political ads
- April 11, 2018

But Facebook has been conducting a broader review of its own practices and how other third-party apps use data. From now on Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook blog post, advertisers who want to run political or issue ads will have to be verified. (more...)
New Ford Focus Debuts, Coming Stateside in 2019 New Ford Focus Debuts, Coming Stateside in 2019
- April 10, 2018

Hits dealerships: The new Focus goes on sale in Europe and China this year, followed by North America in 2019. "Ford also packed it with more clever new tech than any other mid-size family vehicle, to help drivers be less stressed and more confident on the road, and make the Focus even easier to use day-to-day". (more...)
Scientists have discovered the largest extinct animal Scientists have discovered the largest extinct animal
- April 10, 2018

The broken jawbone is thought to have belonged to a giant ichthyosaur that may have been as long as a blue whale, measuring up to 26m (85ft) from its jagged front teeth to the tip of its powerful tail. sikanniensis that suggest the Lilstock specimen belongs to a giant shastasaurid-like ichthyosaur. The researchers estimated the new ichthyosaur at 20 to 26 metres (66 to 85 feet long). (more...)
Boss Key's Latest Project is 1980's Styled Battle Royale Radical Heights Boss Key's Latest Project is 1980's Styled Battle Royale Radical Heights
- April 10, 2018

Boss Key is nearly certainly one of the first of many, many developers that will try to capture some of the obviously huge market for battle royale games over the coming months and years. "We're huge fans of Battle Royale games along with the bright, inviting irreverence of the '80s aesthetic". Spin Wheel - Spin wheels will drop from the sky randomly. (more...)
Sam Fisher joins Ghost Recon Wildlands for 'Special Operation 1' Sam Fisher joins Ghost Recon Wildlands for 'Special Operation 1'
- April 10, 2018

Ubisoft teased Sam Fisher's appearance in Ghost Recon Wildlands a few days ago and now the company has revealed how he will be joining the game. The vast universe that is the Tom Clancy's series, is set to see a crossover today, even as Ubisoft has announced that Ghost Recon Wildlands will be graced by Sam Fisher from the Splinter Cell games via today's DLC. (more...)
Moto G6 Play caught on video ahead of official announcement Moto G6 Play caught on video ahead of official announcement
- April 10, 2018

Launched at Rs 14,999, this device is available at Rs 9,999 till April 11 on Amazon India , the handset company tweeted. Under the anniversary sale, some major discounts are being offered on devices like the Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z Play and Moto M. (more...)
Google Home and Home Mini launch in India Google Home and Home Mini launch in India
- April 10, 2018

On specifications front, Google Home supports 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi dual-band connectivity and is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms. Google Home also has a broadcast feature, wherein you can remotely operate your smart speaker without being in the close proximity. Google Home and Home Mini . (more...)
ZTE's new concept phone has two notches and clear corners ZTE's new concept phone has two notches and clear corners
- April 10, 2018

ZTE has kept the specifications under the wraps, but the company is expected to launch the Iceberg later in 2018. We've never heard of this device before today, but the renders come from the IF World Design Guide , which is a decent indication that they are probably legitimate. (more...)
Official LG G7 ThinQ render leaks, shows notch design & all colors options Official LG G7 ThinQ render leaks, shows notch design & all colors options
- April 10, 2018

LGs upcoming flagship was codenamed Judy for a while, but leaks have since confirmed that it will be called the LG G7 ThinQ and a new report from Android Headlines corroborates the different colors that the device will come in, along with their official names and the official render in tow. (more...)
GameStop CEO: unannounced Switch titles will add to GameStop CEO: unannounced Switch titles will add to "very, very strong" 2018
- April 10, 2018

If and when Funimation arrives on the Nintendo Switch , anime fans will get a huge library of anime series and films including simuldubs of popular shows like My Hero Academia, which is entering its third season. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Switch version of Wolfenstein II at PAX East 2018. It's interesting that Mauler mentions that the Switch software lineup is also strong this year and that there are games yet to be announced. (more...)
Overwatch League: Boston Uprising's DreamKazper suspended after allegedly sexually harassing a minor Overwatch League: Boston Uprising's DreamKazper suspended after allegedly sexually harassing a minor
- April 10, 2018

The accuser uploaded her story onto a Google Doc and both the Overwatch League and Boston Uprising responded by promptly suspending Sanchez indefinitely. The 14 year old, Lily, posted a statement and attached multiple screenshots of their interactions online. Lengyel was suspended in January for launching a homophobic slur against a player from an opposing Overwatch League team. (more...)
Xiaomi wants component suppliers to invest in India Xiaomi wants component suppliers to invest in India
- April 09, 2018

Xiaomi joined the " Make In India " program in 2015. In order to accomplish these targets, Xiaomi said at the Supplier Investment Summit , now underway in India , that global smartphone component suppliers will be "educated" about the Indian manufacturing ecosystem in order to help them become established in the country. (more...)
YouTube Kids to Get Whitelisted Version That Shows Only Curated Content
- April 09, 2018

The Guardian reports that a coalition of 23 child advocacy groups has filed a complaint with the FTC in the United States that alleges Google has been collecting the data of users under the age of 13, which if true represents a breach of child protection laws. (more...)
OnePlus 6 renders leak reveals three colors options and red alert slider OnePlus 6 renders leak reveals three colors options and red alert slider
- April 09, 2018

Fair play to them though, the leaks of the OnePlus 6 so far seem to show the front of the phones looking very similar. Last week the company had confirmed the name of the phone the OnePlu 6 - via a teaser. The Company said that their notch will be bigger than the Essential Phone, smaller than the iPhone X. The bezels are much thinner than what we saw in predecessor phone OnePlus 5T . (more...)
Russian military says Israeli war planes struck Syrian air base - Ifax Russian military says Israeli war planes struck Syrian air base - Ifax
- April 09, 2018

It said it was unclear who was behind the attack. The SANA news agency earlier reported citing a military source that Syrian air defense systems had shot down eight missiles when repelling the attack. Syria initially blamed the USA for the strike. The US and French militaries said they did not carry out the missile strike. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. (more...)
US trade gap rises for 6th straight month US trade gap rises for 6th straight month
- April 09, 2018

The latest escalation comes after the USA on Tuesday said it would impose 25 percent duties on $50 billion of imports from China, and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion of products that it could hit with its own 25 percent tariffs . (more...)
Facebook is on a list of 30 groups in data privacy probe Facebook is on a list of 30 groups in data privacy probe
- April 09, 2018

It said in a tweet on Wednesday that it received no more than 30 million records from a researcher it hired to collect data about people on Facebook . Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled "Protecting Your Information", with a link to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. (more...)
Facebook Messenger to get Unsend feature Facebook Messenger to get Unsend feature
- April 09, 2018

Most people understand that when sending a text message, through Messenger or pretty much any other messaging service, it stays out there until when and if the recipient decides to delete it. On the one hand, the feature could make users share sensitive or confidential messages. "Keep in mind that deleting a message or conversation from your device won't delete it from your friend's device", says the Facebook page for secret conversations . (more...)
16-year-old Manu Bhaker claims 10m pistol gold at CWG 16-year-old Manu Bhaker claims 10m pistol gold at CWG
- April 08, 2018

In the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup held in Guadalajara, Mexico, she won the gold medal in the Women's 10-meter air pistol, defeating Mexico's Alejandra Zavala, a two-time champion. With one half of that goal achieved, she will now set her sights on the Olympics. The game-changer for Heena came in the 15th and 16th shots when she scored a 10 and a 10.4 to move into third place. (more...)
Facebook Is Adding an Unsend Message Tool After Controversy Facebook Is Adding an Unsend Message Tool After Controversy
- April 08, 2018

Facebook announced over half a dozen security features on Wednesday said from April 9 it would provide users with a link where they can review the applications they use and the information shared. This may take some time", a Facebook spokeswoman wrote in an email on Friday. The global group of campaigners is asking people to take part in a day of online protest by refusing to use Facebook's platforms and apps, including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram , for 24 hours. (more...)
Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls
- April 08, 2018

Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia. Separately, Bloomberg had last month reported that Apple was secretly researching on a newer generation of display called MicroLED screens . (more...)
Sri Reddy goes naked and begins protest at MAA office Sri Reddy goes naked and begins protest at MAA office
- April 07, 2018

The Telugu actress was detained by the police after she held a semi-nude protest outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce in Jubilee Hills. The actress has been now taken into Police custody. One of the actress who lashed out at Rakul was Sri Reddy. She alleged that Telugu girls are only meant for sexually advantage. Meanwhile, it is widely known that she was targetting popular director Sekhar Kammula even though she didn't name the filmmaker openly. (more...)
Ubisoft to open new Winnipeg studio Ubisoft to open new Winnipeg studio
- April 07, 2018

Ubisoft Entertainment, a creator of interactive entertainment with large Canadian operations in Toronto and Montreal, has selected Winnipeg as the location for a new video game development studio. The Winnipeg studio will focus on creating tools and technology for triple-A Ubisoft brands. "Knowing the city and the people behind all the initiatives driving economic growth through creativity and innovation, I am extremely excited about what we will achieve with this new studio." "Winnipeg's ... (more...)