Sci-tech


Minecraft Has Xbox Achievements on Nintendo Switch Minecraft Has Xbox Achievements on Nintendo Switch
- April 13, 2018

This means you can play it on Nintendo Switch and earn gamerscore points to add on top of the ones you gained playing on Xbox One and Windows 10. Those who already own and pre-ordered Football Manager 2018 may want to hold off, however, as all Steam pre-orders came with a free copy of Football Manager Touch 2018 back in October. (more...)
Reliance Jio to launch 4G laptops powered by Snapdragon 835 Reliance Jio to launch 4G laptops powered by Snapdragon 835
- April 13, 2018

The laptop will run on windows 10 operating system which will make the device even more faster. The report says that Jio is in talks with Qualcomm to bring laptops running Windows 10 OS and will pack integrated SIM cards for cellular connectivity in India. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg emerges unscathed as two-day Facebook US hearings end Mark Zuckerberg emerges unscathed as two-day Facebook US hearings end
- April 13, 2018

Zuckerberg admitting that Cambridge Analytica had accessed his private information isn't the only recent revelation about the Facebook co-founder. "Some things are striking during this conversation", she said. Gary Peters (D-MI)."No", Zuckerberg replied, firmly. "As this was the first time Mr. (more...)
Tesla issues statement on fatal Model X collision, withdraws from NTSB agreement Tesla issues statement on fatal Model X collision, withdraws from NTSB agreement
- April 13, 2018

Tesla has offered no official comment on the Model Y's production timeline. The difficulty of keeping drivers in automated vehicles engaged - combined with the broader safety benefits of ensuring that drivers in traditional vehicles aren't peering at electronic devices or nodding off - is a growing safety concern that's spurred several auto companies, including GM and Subaru, to deploy infrared cameras in the cockpit trained on the driver to track head and eye movement. (more...)
New ransomware holds your files hostage until you play 'PUBG' New ransomware holds your files hostage until you play 'PUBG'
- April 13, 2018

This tweak will make players think of a strategy, tactically moving between the blue zone and the safe zone rather than hiding in the grass. PUBG Corp is specifically asking for feedback on many of these changes, including the earlier reveal of the safe zones, which they indicated may not make it to the next update if players hate it. (more...)
Apple quietly released a new iPhone - here's all you need to know Apple quietly released a new iPhone - here's all you need to know
- April 13, 2018

The latest edition to the ( Product) Red range the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will join several other accessories and products. The latest update killed the touch functionality of iPhone 8 phones, pretty much screwing a lot of third-party fix companies over. (more...)
Donnie Yen Cast in Disney's Live Action MULAN Movie Donnie Yen Cast in Disney's Live Action MULAN Movie
- April 12, 2018

Known as "Fairy Sister" for her innocent persona and easy-going demeanor, Liu appeared in the third installment of the Ip Man franchise, which Yen toplines as the eponymous Ip Man , the sole practitioner of Wing Chun. Boot Camp won't be the only thing she'll have to face, however, as Mulan has also cast Gong Li in the role of the film's main villain, which will feature a big change from the original animated film. (more...)
Facebook is $24 billion richer after Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress Facebook is $24 billion richer after Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress
- April 12, 2018

During his two-day marathon testimony in Washington this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looked particularly uncomfortable answering basic questions about how Facebook tracks people when they're not using Facebook . The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they hadn't meant to share publicly. (more...)
Mac 32-bit Support Ending, Users Being Warned Mac 32-bit Support Ending, Users Being Warned
- April 12, 2018

Starting with macOS 10.13.4, Mac users will receive a one-time alert when attempting to run a 32-bit app. Developers of apps like these will need to update their software to 64-bit if they want users on High Sierra's successor to use them with full support . (more...)
Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018) start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update
- April 12, 2018

The Android 8 .1 for the Nokia 7 Plus weights in at around 510MB, and 802MB for the Nokia 6 2018 . Android's Instant Apps helps the Nokia 3's optimised battery to last longer by limiting background app use. Both the smartphones run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. The Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 Plus will get features like revamped power menu, battery saving navigation buttons, new Settings menu, Bluetooth battery percentage and others. (more...)
Apple cuts HomePod orders on weak demand, report says Apple cuts HomePod orders on weak demand, report says
- April 12, 2018

The market is split between the three major competitors: Apple claimed 10 per cent with the HomePod , while Google claimed 14 per cent with the Home. After debuting to mediocre reviews, the smart speaker's proclivities for damaging wood and stumbling on Siri requests became obvious, compelling Apple to work on fixes that are still in progress. (more...)
OnePlus 6 will get an Avengers: Infinity War Special Edition OnePlus 6 will get an Avengers: Infinity War Special Edition
- April 12, 2018

Also, the OnePlus 6 would come with a re-positioned alert slider, as opposed to the one on-board the OnePlus 5T. As we are nearing the announcement of the 2018 flagship, the company is teasing the device revealing its key features. Will we see the OnePlus before that date? For users anxious about a display notch, Pete Lau has also made it clear that they can hide it using software tricks once the device is out in public. (more...)
Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles, drones from Yemen Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles, drones from Yemen
- April 12, 2018

Al Arabiya said earlier that Saudi air defense forces had intercepted a missile over Riyadh after at least three blasts were heard in the capital, which has previously been targeted by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Saudi coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki accused rival Iran of being behind Wednesday's attacks. Yemen's Air Force announced the execution of air strikes with the Qasif 1 drones on Aramco in Jizan province, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported . (more...)
Consensus EPS in Focus for Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) Consensus EPS in Focus for Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)
- April 12, 2018

Meanwhile, the stock investors and analysts deem this stock on the go as it shuffled with 19.29 million shares contrasting its Average Volume of 16.21 million shares. Ingalls & Snyder Llc, which manages about $3.07B and $2.17B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 3,528 shares to 121,814 shares, valued at $14.61M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (more...)
Steam Spy ceases operations after Valve changes privacy settings Steam Spy ceases operations after Valve changes privacy settings
- April 12, 2018

According to Steam Spy , this isn't a particularly great move for the company as the tracking site is effectively useless without the information being available by default. Valve says that it's got more planned for the future, such as a new invisible setting that allows you to appear offline to friends but still view your friends list and send or receive messages. (more...)
Google is Giving Gmail a Makeover 'In the Coming Weeks' Google is Giving Gmail a Makeover 'In the Coming Weeks'
- April 11, 2018

Google recently gave Calendar on the desktop a fresh coat of paint , and looks to do the same for Gmail in the coming weeks, reported TechCrunch . The company sent out notices to a few G Suite administrators, the ones who oversee your work email, alerting them to a new Gmail version coming soon through an opt-in Early Adopter Program. (more...)
Facebook reveals 63 A/NZ users took quiz behind Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook reveals 63 A/NZ users took quiz behind Cambridge Analytica scandal
- April 11, 2018

Durbin was among many senators who grilled Zuckerberg on what the social network collected on its users, following revelations that the Trump campaign-affiliated data mining firm Cambridge Analytica scooped up data on millions of Americans without their knowledge. (more...)
Apple unveils 'RED' iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Apple unveils 'RED' iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- April 11, 2018

For more information on ( RED ) products from Apple , visit here . Apple's flagship iPhone X 64GB is available at Rs 79,999. Where Apple comes into the picture is with the Product (Red) Special Edition device variants and accessories, which the company has launched over the years. (more...)
'Holy Grail' of JRR Tolkien books coming in August 'Holy Grail' of JRR Tolkien books coming in August
- April 11, 2018

The Noldor stronghold is the lovely city of Gondolin , built to be undiscoverable by Morgoth's forces. That is why 45 years after his death we will see that universe expanded even further with yet another new J.R.R Tolkien book. "It has a dark lord, our first encounter with orcs and balrogs", Garth continued. Ulmo warns Tuor of a disaster fated for the city of Gondolin, directing him to travel there, giving him a magic cloak (not unlike the ones that Frodo and company wear in The Lord ... (more...)
Sony's PS5 Is Likely Several Years Away Sony's PS5 Is Likely Several Years Away
- April 11, 2018

Now, a new report has surfaced debunking the claims, with the PS5 potentially not arriving until 2020. However, the plans are always shifting. At some point, Sony's probably looked at every possible date. Those developers that have formed the tier 1 of the circle and even Sony's own studios have the impression that a 2019 release is out of the question, unless Sony is making some drastic roster changes. (more...)
Hold Onto Yr Wanderlust: Coachella Is Being Sued By A Rival Festival
- April 11, 2018

Coachella is set to kick off this Friday in Indio, California , and will run across two weekends before wrapping up on April 22nd. Radius clauses are nothing new, and though Soul'd Out Productions' lawsuit is important in its visibility, another important anti-radius clause lawsuit is well underway in IL. (more...)
Spotify is revamping how free users use the platform Spotify is revamping how free users use the platform
- April 11, 2018

Existing Spotify Premium customers can do a three-month trial of Hulu for an extra $0.99 / month before deciding if they want to make a full switch to the $12.99 plan. Spotify and Hulu are expected to extend the offer to people who aren't already Spotify Premium subscribers this summer. Spotify opened itself up to public investment last week and in the build up to that, we received some interesting news. (more...)
How to watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate today How to watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before the Senate today
- April 11, 2018

Several questions displayed an ignorance about the very basics of the platform and its business model. Zuckerberg: "Um. we sell ads". On Monday, Facebook began alerting people who had their data accessed two and half years after the incursion. (more...)
Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse
- April 11, 2018

This is just the latest in a string of data privacy-related issues the world's largest social network is dealing with. The senators , who were grilling Mark about Facebook's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, also opened themselves up to ridicule - with some pretty unbelievable questions . (more...)
New Port-a-Fort in Fortnite Coming Soon New Port-a-Fort in Fortnite Coming Soon
- April 11, 2018

The Port-a-Fort is described as a portable structure, which "sprouts a quick defensive position upon impact" and, as the trailer shows, the building in question will be a sniper's perch made entirely of metal, Fortnite Battle Royale's strongest material, complete with a 360 degree overhang. (more...)