Sci-tech


NASA confirms Mars lander on way to red planet NASA confirms Mars lander on way to red planet
- May 07, 2018

A pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known as CubeSats are making their way into deep space for the first time, sharing a ride with NASA's InSight Mars lander. "Recent Mars missions have snapped pictures of the surface, studied rocks, dug in the dirt and looked for signs that water once flowed on Mars". The full-scale mock-up of NASA's MarCO CubeSat held by Farah Alibay, a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is dwarfed by the one-half-scale model of NASA's Mars ... (more...)
Windows 10 "Your Phone" and Timeline on iOS/Android blurs lines
- May 07, 2018

Like Apple and Google , Microsoft also envisioned an ability to pause and resume applications and services across multiple devices. Along with Timeline working in Microsoft Launcher and Edge on iOS and Android , it's also introduced features like Continue on PC and apps like Photos Companion. (more...)
Nokia 7 Plus to get this incredibly important feature soon Nokia 7 Plus to get this incredibly important feature soon
- May 07, 2018

However, it would seem that Nokia will be addressing the problem with a software update. We last posted a short Nokia X hands-on video and comparison images with Nokia 7 Plus, after leak of real-life hands-on images of Nokia X / Nokia X6 in China. (more...)
SpaceX and NASA discuss concerns over increasing fuel onboard SpaceX and NASA discuss concerns over increasing fuel onboard
- May 07, 2018

The kind of approach is termed as " load and go " and happens just before launch and in case, there are human astronauts on board, they are likely to already be in position before the propellant is filled. No astronauts were inside the spacecraft then, but the scenario could have been much bleaker than the loss of a multi-million dollar satellite if there were people inside. (more...)
New Fitbit Versa update could make it the best wearable for women New Fitbit Versa update could make it the best wearable for women
- May 07, 2018

The new, smaller Versa addressed the issue with a smaller, more versatile design. The lightest metal smartwatch in the United States, the Versa boasts an extremely thin anodized aluminum case with an angled and slightly tapered design flawless for small or large wrists. (more...)
How to watch Microsoft's Build keynotes this week
- May 07, 2018

With PC sales declining every quarter and Microsoft having exited the mobile business altogether, the Build conference has become a go-to place for nerd talks and coding. This is a developer conference, so there won't be any announcement related to a new hardware. For Microsoft, the cloud computing and its Azure Cloud is becoming the next big cash cow. (more...)
Sensex rallies over 250 points; ICICI Bank, Axis Bank stocks lead Sensex rallies over 250 points; ICICI Bank, Axis Bank stocks lead
- May 07, 2018

Back home, the BSE benchmark Sensex opened higher at 34,983.59 and hovered in a range of 35,259.81 to 34,977.74 before finishing at 35,208.14, showing a gain of 292.76 points or 0.84 per cent. The broader markets outperformed the benchmark. Oil prices rose to their highest level since May 2014 on concerns that the U.S. might re-impose sanctions on Iran. (more...)
11-year-old finds 475-million-year-old Trilobite fossil in Tennessee 11-year-old finds 475-million-year-old Trilobite fossil in Tennessee
- May 07, 2018

It was a lucky walk. Trilobites first appeared at the beginning of the Cambrian Period, about 521 million years ago and disappeared from Earth due to a mass extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago at the end of the Permian period. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 codenamed 'Beyond' tipped for a January 2019 launch Samsung Galaxy S10 codenamed 'Beyond' tipped for a January 2019 launch
- May 07, 2018

Also, it claims that the company has changed the codename of the foldable phone from Valley to victor. Not only Samsung but since a long time, Nokia and Motorola also have been using OLED display for their smartphones while Apple just previous year used the same feature in its iPhone X smartphone. (more...)
Apple replacing some iPhone X units plagued with Face ID issues Apple replacing some iPhone X units plagued with Face ID issues
- May 07, 2018

Apple appears to aware of the issue and has shared a document outlining the issue with Authorised Service Providers. Love or hate the iPhone X notch that so many Android device manufacturers are ( allegedly not ) copying , the divisive screen cutout did make Face ID integration possible, which was probably the top selling point of Apple's most expensive handset yet . (more...)
Beware - A viral message is freezing WhatsApp Beware - A viral message is freezing WhatsApp
- May 07, 2018

As you can see in the screenshots leaked, WhatsApp is now working on the Greeting Message feature, which sends a greeting message to a user either on their first message or after 14 days of inactivity. Now WhatsApp uses the left-to-right mark, not right-to-left mark. By looking at the messages for the first time it will look like any other normal message and not a spam. (more...)
Roth Capital Analysts Give Fitbit (FIT) a $8.00 Price Target Roth Capital Analysts Give Fitbit (FIT) a $8.00 Price Target
- May 07, 2018

Fitbit says sales of its fitness trackers are down, but it expects smartwatches to pick up for the rest of the year led by its new Versa smartwatch . They issued a "buy" rating for the company. Shares of NYSE: FIT traded up $0.11 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.95. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday , April 30 report. (more...)
Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds
- May 07, 2018

To be clear: YouTube will emerge unscathed, with the service continuing to function the exact same as it does now - no sections will be added or removed. The mobile app update will presumably come as a new version of Google's existing News & Weather app. The rumored Google News update also comes a few months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to the social media platform's News Feed feature, where personal interactions with friends and family would be prioritized ... (more...)
Wilson suspension major storyline as Pens host Caps in Game 4 Wilson suspension major storyline as Pens host Caps in Game 4
- May 07, 2018

Now, the history; When it comes to hockey, Washington has been our whipping boy. Statistically, the Penguins dominated most of the game but the Capitals will have chance to eliminate the Penguins on Monday. Trotz had sensed his team needed some space to start the season because last year's second-round loss to Pittsburgh had been so heartbreaking that it lingered through the first 20 games of this campaign. (more...)
The Trump-Kim summit will reportedly take place in Singapore in June The Trump-Kim summit will reportedly take place in Singapore in June
- May 07, 2018

The warnings from North Korea are a reminder that it will seek to project an image of strength for domestic and overseas audiences, even as the country says it's moving forward with rapprochement with the US and South Korea. "We're having very substantive talks with North Korea and a lot of things have already happened with respect to the hostages, and I think you're going to see very good things". (more...)
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Reaches Its Maximum During This Weekend Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Reaches Its Maximum During This Weekend
- May 07, 2018

Eta Aquarids are known for their speed and will be traveling at about 148,000 miles per hour while entering Earth's atmosphere. According to a statement from the space agency, Aquarids could be washed out by the moonlight this year, but heading out during the pre-dawn hours and going away from all visible sources of artificial light could be the key to getting the best views. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Flagship Launching In January 2019 Samsung Galaxy S10 Flagship Launching In January 2019
- May 06, 2018

Meanwhile, in a separate report the site claims that the company could launch the successor to Galaxy S9 as early as January 2019. If new reports are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy X won't be announced any time this year, as the South Korean company appears to be taking its time and making sure that its rumored foldable flagship phone is truly ready to be revealed. (more...)
Carbon Dioxide Levels In Atmosphere Reached 60-Year High In April Carbon Dioxide Levels In Atmosphere Reached 60-Year High In April
- May 06, 2018

According to the recent set of observations taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii , world's oldest continuous Carbon dioxide monitoring station, the concentration of the gas in our atmosphere went up to a whopping 410.31 parts per million (ppm) in the month of April . (more...)
New leak reveals upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 variant with even bigger display New leak reveals upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 variant with even bigger display
- May 05, 2018

Do note that Samsung had not any Galaxy A6 models previously, so these models will be the first phones in the Galaxy A6 series. Now, the company has partnered with Vodafone in the U.K.to launch the new device "soon". Occasionally, the phone will not apply the effect if it can't detect a subject - this is usually when you've photographed something in the distance (such as a landscape), rather than something close to the camera. (more...)
RJio unveils AI-based video platform 'JioInteract' RJio unveils AI-based video platform 'JioInteract'
- May 05, 2018

JioInteract is expected to shape up as an innovative and intuitive way for brands to engage with Jio's subscriber base which is in access to 150 million smartphone users. There is also a share button using which you can share your video experience with others. In addition to that, users of the new platform can book tickets for " 102 Not Out " in real-time as it has partnered with BookMyShow to carry out the service. (more...)
Apple iPhone X topped Q1 shipments; News paid for BuzzFeed exclusive Apple iPhone X topped Q1 shipments; News paid for BuzzFeed exclusive
- May 05, 2018

According to people with knowledge of the matter, the iPhone will use an LCD display that's about half the cost of the OLED screen in the iPhone X and have an aluminum casing instead of stainless steel. But the lower ASP's in the fiscal second quarter suggest that perhaps the iPhone X is a smaller part of the whole than it was right out of the gate. (more...)
SA records for Semenya, Horn in Doha SA records for Semenya, Horn in Doha
- May 05, 2018

Semenya, on the other hand, will line up in her newly-found forte where she will meet familar foe in Eunice Sum, among the five Kenyans and four Ethiopians in the 1 500m final. I'm very surprised by the result, but will take it as a chance to learn from the experience, and the guys I competed against". The next Diamond League meet is on May 12 in Shanghai . (more...)
Three black teens bombarded with racism due to success in NASA competition Three black teens bombarded with racism due to success in NASA competition
- May 05, 2018

It involved creating a sensor to detect impurities such as copper, chlorine, and bromine, and then using a filtration bottle to purify the water supply in a continuous cycle. Their successes have been getting a lot of attention among black figures on social media. The hackers on 4chan attacked the African-American girls primarily because of their race to ruin their chances of winning the OPSPARC challenge . (more...)
South Carolina Senate mulling ban on almost all abortions South Carolina Senate mulling ban on almost all abortions
- May 05, 2018

The bill now bans all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has said he would sign any pro-life bill that crosses his desk. This year's session ends May 10. MS now has the most restrictive law in the country banning abortions after 15 weeks, although that law was immediately challenged in court. (more...)
NASA launches its next mission to Mars on Saturday NASA launches its next mission to Mars on Saturday
- May 05, 2018

In addition to marsquakes, Insight's SEIS instrument will listen for the seismic reverberations triggered by meteorite impacts. They won't stop at Mars, just fly past. When is the NASA InSight rocket launch? In that instance, both satellites were able to manoeuvre themselves to their intended orbits, but NASA will not have quite the same flexibility with a spacecraft bound for Mars. (more...)