Sci-tech


Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP
- May 18, 2018

Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon best known for his Tesla Inc electric auto manufacturer, planned to make a rare personal appearance at a public event in Los Angeles on Thursday night to answer questions from residents about his tunneling plans. (more...)
Instagram Now Lets You Share Traditional Posts to Your Story Instagram Now Lets You Share Traditional Posts to Your Story
- May 18, 2018

Users can share a post from any accounts to their story. If your profile is public but you don't want people meddling with your pictures, you can restrict users from sharing your posts in their Story from your account's settings. At the top, you'll now see the option to create a story. Instagram will also let you rotate, resize and move the sticker around before posting it to your story. (more...)
Intel's Mobileye secures order for self-driving tech for 8 million cars Intel's Mobileye secures order for self-driving tech for 8 million cars
- May 18, 2018

Neither financial terms, nor the name of the European carmaker, were disclosed. This development in the Mobileye technology will usher in a new type of transport called 'robo-taxis, ' self-driving cabs, Shashua told Reuters . Among the companies now working with Mobileye to include its technology in their vehicles are General Motors, Honda, Audi and Fiat Chrysler. Mobileye is looking to begin produce what it calls "Level 4" systems, in which 12 cameras and four EyeQ4 chips are installed in ... (more...)
The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now
- May 18, 2018

What you'll find more useful as an Xbox One owner is Discord support which allows you to find friends playing on Xbox through the application and display your status. Now, sharing is getting even quicker! It will presumably launch concurrent to the Xbox One version. In the Guide, users can now trim game clips, meaning that you no longer have to switch to the Upload Studio. (more...)
First Facebook and Google, Now Bing Moves to Ban Cryptocurrency Advertising First Facebook and Google, Now Bing Moves to Ban Cryptocurrency Advertising
- May 17, 2018

Facebook's advertising policies are internationally broad, and state that the company can not promote any sort of "misleading" or "deceptive promotional practices". She said they made the decision to discontinue cryptocurrency advertising to protect their users from such risk. Bing's official stance is similar to other companies that have Banned Crypto Ads. (more...)
Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed
- May 17, 2018

Epic Games has revealed that the new limited-time mode will be a way for them to learn how to host more similar events in the future "for all types of players". The standings will be continually updated throughout the duration of the event on the blog. But the prizes aren't the most exciting thing about Solo Showdown . (more...)
Moto G6 with Custom ZUI Skin Launched as Moto 1S in China Moto G6 with Custom ZUI Skin Launched as Moto 1S in China
- May 17, 2018

The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. This efficient chipset is paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage with an option for memory expansion via micro SD card slot (up to 128 GB). (more...)
NASA breaks record with new photo of Earth NASA breaks record with new photo of Earth
- May 17, 2018

Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said, "Exploring the Red Planet with NASA's Mars Helicopter exemplifies a successful marriage of science and technology innovation and is a unique opportunity to advance Mars exploration for the future". (more...)
Frosty vs. Leaky: Spacewalkers shuffle spare coolant pumps at space station Frosty vs. Leaky: Spacewalkers shuffle spare coolant pumps at space station
- May 17, 2018

Their main goal during the 6-and-a-half hour outing is to move and test one of the spare pumps - called "Frosty" because some time ago it lost its power, which it did not recover for a few months. "Nice work", Mission Control said as the 6 1/2-hour spacewalk came to a close. The spacewalkers laughed and shared jokes as they floated back inside. (more...)
Take-Two Delays Big Mystery Title, Announces GTAV Shipped 95 Million Copies Take-Two Delays Big Mystery Title, Announces GTAV Shipped 95 Million Copies
- May 17, 2018

Have you ever imagined that GTA V would have the potential to be so successful? However, Take-Two did not share any specific revenue or player figures for GTA Online . Since launching five years ago, Rockstar has continued to update GTA Online with regular content drops. Take-Two, the company that owns Rockstar, reported the foregoing as part of its financial report for the previous fiscal year. (more...)
Google Wi-Fi Can Now Test Speeds On Individual Devices Google Wi-Fi Can Now Test Speeds On Individual Devices
- May 17, 2018

This would open the details page. Network Check: Test the speed to any wireless device on your network. The UI is not the same as the existing speed test-it's a popup on the same info screen. Modifications can include re-positioning the WiFi access point, or even the device itself closer to an access point to get better signal. However, if you run a regular network check in the updated app, it also checks individual devices. (more...)
Watch the Call of Duty Watch the Call of Duty
- May 17, 2018

As you can see, the three characters are wearing exo-suits which is an indication that the game will be set in the future. Last year's Call of Duty: WW2 returned to the boots-on-the-ground approach and saw the franchise's sales bounce back somewhat after its Infinite Warfare low, so it will be interesting to see if there's another dip with Black Ops 4 . (more...)
We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood
- May 17, 2018

You might have heard of the substance, as it's present in our organism as bile pigment. The lizards are skinks, members of the very diverse Scincadae family. Why do the odd lizards have green blood? The excess of green bile pigment essentially eclipses the normal ruddy hue of their red blood cells. "Ongoing work with the Austin lab examines the potential effect of the green blood pigment on malaria and other parasites that infect these lizards", said co-author Susan Perkins , curator and ... (more...)
OnePlus Bullets wireless earphones launched in India: Price, specifications and more OnePlus Bullets wireless earphones launched in India: Price, specifications and more
- May 17, 2018

This should be great news for users who want a pair of wireless headphones to listen to their favorite songs while working out. OnePlus Bullets Wireless isn't the first pair from the Chinese OEM but its definitely the first wireless version. (more...)
YouTube Now Automatically Identifies, Credits Music Used In Videos YouTube Now Automatically Identifies, Credits Music Used In Videos
- May 17, 2018

YouTube has added credits to over half a billion videos with music now on the site. Consumers are able to access the credits when they click the "Show More" button under each video. During the presentation last month of the Global Music Report , the record biz took a swipe at YouTube and other on-demand platforms which claim "they are not legally responsible for the music they distribute on their site". (more...)
Gameplay Trailer | RAGE 2 Gameplay Trailer | RAGE 2
- May 17, 2018

We have seen the RAGE 2 reveal trailer and gameplay trailer, but what about the pre-order bonus - what extra items and benefits Bethesda will offer to fans who pre-orders the game before release? Seamlessly traverse a vast and varied landscape, from lush jungles and treacherous swamps to sun-scorched deserts in your pursuit of The Authority. (more...)
Meghan Markle's dad says will miss wedding, needs heart procedure Meghan Markle's dad says will miss wedding, needs heart procedure
- May 17, 2018

Markle in the days before her wedding", the palace statement said. The Royal Wedding has been embroiled in chaos recently as Meghan's father, Thomas Markle , pulled out of giving the bride away at the eleventh hour, citing urgent heart surgery for his reason. (more...)
AJ Pollock exits Diamondbacks' Monday game with sprained thumb AJ Pollock exits Diamondbacks' Monday game with sprained thumb
- May 17, 2018

Saladino would hit an inside-the-park home run on the play. "He's a big part of this team". "It's a good feeling because it got by him, and then it's time to kick it in gear at the same time", Saladino said. Shaw drove in the only run of the game for the Brewers on Tuesday on a double that scored Christian Yelich in the top of the fourth. The NL Central-leading Brewers (25-18), who fell to 4-2 on their current 10-game trip, go for the series win today. (more...)
YouTube launching new music streaming service that rivals Spotify YouTube launching new music streaming service that rivals Spotify
- May 17, 2018

YouTube will launch a revamped version of its music service, YouTube Red , which comes with extra features like personalised playlists based on individual's YouTube history and other usage patterns, Recode said. With existing Android and iOS clients, there will also be a "brand new desktop player" for YouTube Music . Google Play Music will remain for now and subscribers instantly get YouTube Music Premium as well. (more...)
Apple Considers North Carolina for Second Campus Location Apple Considers North Carolina for Second Campus Location
- May 17, 2018

Roy Cooper last weekend about the possibility of Apple bringing its new campus to the state. Cook graduated from the Fuqua School of Business with a Master of Business Administration in 1988, and Eddy Cue-senior vice president of internet software and services at Apple-graduated from Duke with a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics in 1986. (more...)
Instagram now shows users how much time they spend in the app Instagram now shows users how much time they spend in the app
- May 17, 2018

Now, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has taken to Twitter to confirm that the Usage Insights feature is indeed real and that it will be coming to all users at some point in the future. But phone addiction is becoming an increasingly troubling phenomenon. A 2017 study released by analytics firm Flurry showed the average U.S. user spends five hours a day on their device, a 20 percent year-over-year increase. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition leaked in renders OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition leaked in renders
- May 17, 2018

Dubbed the OnePlus 6 , the phone has been the subject of countless leaks over the past several months, but perhaps the Chinese manufacturer still has a few surprises in store as it takes the stage at the Copper Box Arena in London . 1000 from the actual cost of the phone. You can also expect cashback and exciting exchange offers. Besides, benefits up to Rs. 25,000 will be available on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip. (more...)
Mets Places Yoenis Cespedes On 10-Day Disabled List Mets Places Yoenis Cespedes On 10-Day Disabled List
- May 17, 2018

Sandy Alderson commented on Cespedes injury yesterday and said that despite previous reports to the contrary, the left-fielder had been dealing with a hip strain and not a quad injury. Last season saw him miss 81 games due to hamstring issues that were not properly addressed. Cespedes, 32, is batting.255 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs through 37 games played this season. (more...)
Aston Villa pay tribute to Jlloyd Samuel ahead of play-off clash Aston Villa pay tribute to Jlloyd Samuel ahead of play-off clash
- May 17, 2018

A FORMER worldwide footballer who played for Aston Villa and Bolton Wanders has died in a vehicle crash after dropping off his children at school. Cheshire Police said they were called to a serious collision involving a van and a Range Rover in High Legh, Cheshire at 07:55. (more...)
There's been a mysterious rise in ozone-destroying emissions There's been a mysterious rise in ozone-destroying emissions
- May 17, 2018

This conclusion was confirmed by other changes recorded in NOAA's measurements during the same period, such as a widening difference between CFC-11 concentrations in the northern and southern hemispheres - evidence that the new source was somewhere north of the equator. (more...)