Sci-tech


Google Chrome starts testing a built-in ad blocker on Windows Google Chrome starts testing a built-in ad blocker on Windows
- August 01, 2017

Earlier this year, Google was rumored to be working on a built-in ad blocker for its Chrome browser. Presumably a Google-made ad-blocker in Chrome would exclude Googles' own AdSense ads, if such a feature was to make it into the stable build. (more...)
Moto G5S Plus release date and pricing outed by Amazon
- August 01, 2017

The 5.2-inch display on the Moto G5 Plus is bumped up to 5.5-inches on the Moto G5S Plus but still offers the same Full HD resolution. Both the phones have leaked in official press renders, and following is an image of Moto G5S from those. (more...)
Earth will hit risky 2C global warming level within 80 years Earth will hit risky 2C global warming level within 80 years
- August 01, 2017

The Paris agreement is less accurate, its signatories will be setting a goal that emissions should reach their peak "as soon as possible". Global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, two different studies have revealed. (more...)
Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes
- August 01, 2017

The negatively charged molecules , found from Titan's atmosphere are called " carbon chain anions " and are believed to be the building blocks of the more complex molecules and earliest form of life on earth . The chemical researchers are talking about is a molecule spotted by astronomers. In a bid to investigate the chemical precursors of life on Saturn's hazy moon, Titan , a team of worldwide scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has tracked ... (more...)
HP launches VR backpack for professional training HP launches VR backpack for professional training
- August 01, 2017

HP has revealed a new virtual reality (VR) wearable focused on on-the-job simulated training and collaboration solutions for professionals, created to avoid real-life hazards by virtual environments. Like it or not backpack computers are now a part of our lexicon and probably will be until VR headsets are less reliant on being tethered to a PC. The dock lets you quickly transition back and forth between high-powered desktop for virtual reality content design and wearable VR PC for validating ... (more...)
Facebook acquires AI assistant startup Ozlo Facebook acquires AI assistant startup Ozlo
- August 01, 2017

Ozlo , which was founded 2013, will be folded into the Messenger team - with most of its 30-person team linking up with Facebook in either Menlo Park, California or Seattle, Washington. Ozlo focuses on understanding text-based conversations and answering complex questions. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. (more...)
Ex Googler Says Android Phone Cameras 'Years Behind' the iPhone Ex Googler Says Android Phone Cameras 'Years Behind' the iPhone
- August 01, 2017

Gundotra engages in conversation in the comments section of his post and goes on to heavily criticize Android in response to someone saying Samsung's Galaxy S8 does an even better job with photography. Apple , however, is free from such constraints. "Bottom line: If you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone", Gundotra concluded . (more...)
Planetary defense: Asteroid flyby will test NASA's ability to locate space threats Planetary defense: Asteroid flyby will test NASA's ability to locate space threats
- August 01, 2017

In October , an asteroid believed to be about 10 to 30 meters in size will pass by the planet . While scientists can not yet predict exactly how close it will approach, they are certain it will come no closer than 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from Earth's surface. (more...)
What Can We Expect After Snap (NYSE:SNAP)'s Downgrade By OTR Global? What Can We Expect After Snap (NYSE:SNAP)'s Downgrade By OTR Global?
- August 01, 2017

The longer-term picture is encouraging and the social press platform and hardware business will benefit from two themes: 1) better access to the younger demographic and 2) improving ROI/measurability.Moreover, at below $17 for a share, Snap's shares indicates a encouraging risk to reward profile with further downside possible of just 13 percent but upside possible of 45 percent, the expert emphasized. (more...)
Beta Windows Dev Center app is now available on Android Beta Windows Dev Center app is now available on Android
- August 01, 2017

These figures seem quite surprising keeping in mind the population of ten largest countries of the world. Some of the functionalities of the app could also be broken as it's not officially launched yet but the app works pretty well for the most part as long as you can ignore the rough design. (more...)
Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi Wins Season 3 Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi Wins Season 3
- August 01, 2017

After a hectic weekend in Montreal, Audi Sport Abt driver Lucas Di Grassi has won the 2017 Formula E Championship. Vergne , who raced in F1 with the Toro Rosso squad from 2012-14, picked up the first E-win for himself and the Chinese Techeetah team after he passed Felix Rosenqvist of the India-based Mahindra squad with eight of 37 laps to go. (more...)
The United States gears up for Total Solar Eclipse on 2st August The United States gears up for Total Solar Eclipse on 2st August
- August 01, 2017

We have to admit that we're getting pretty excited about the total solar eclipse on August 21. The eclipse will begin in the U.S.at around 10:15 a.m. Once this happens, the moon blocks out the sun and casts two shadows on Earth. Most eclipse maps highlighting the path of totality show a dark circle that represents the umbra. (more...)
Samsung develops new 6CA LTE modem for faster data transfer Samsung develops new 6CA LTE modem for faster data transfer
- August 01, 2017

The modem was developed with Anritsu, with which Samsung presented its CAT.16 LTE modem with 1.0 Gbps downlink speed earlier this year (Exynos 9 Series). Not only does this get Samsung ready for 5G (whenever that arrives), but with chips housing the updated modems entering mass production at the end of 2017, it sets up the Galaxy S9 to be the fastest smartphones on the market. (more...)
Microsoft kills Windows Phone's WordFlow keyboard for iOS Microsoft kills Windows Phone's WordFlow keyboard for iOS
- August 01, 2017

Microsoft has pulled the Word Flow keyboard , an app created to bring typing capabilities from the Windows Phone to iOS. Microsoft is abandoning its Word Flow app after it bought the company behind the SwiftKey in February 2016 for an undisclosed price. (more...)
Facebook introduces new feature to make your Stories visible to everyone Facebook introduces new feature to make your Stories visible to everyone
- August 01, 2017

The "public" setting lets not only followers see the story, but everyone else as well. Facebook launched Stories in March , affording users the chance to stitch a chronological slideshow of videos and pictures to share with friends. Facebook's own version of the feature came with a re-designed in-app camera, a new feed of ephemeral stories atop the News Feed, and a private messaging feature called Direct. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Registers Third-Highest Peak Player Count on Steam PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Registers Third-Highest Peak Player Count on Steam
- August 01, 2017

It's worth noting that this peak player-count comes as the game is in the midst of its early access period. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is available now on PC via Steam Early Access. With those numbers topping out at 481,291 (for now), it's clear that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on a meteoric rise - the only question now is how long this rise will last. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Ready For Testing Soon! Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Ready For Testing Soon!
- July 31, 2017

The redesign puts the Magitek Exosuit closer in line with the design of General Glauca's armor from Final Fantasy Kingsglaive. This quest can be accepted from the Meldacio Hunter HQ after the player has completed Chapter 8. Perhaps, the largest of these updates is the readdition of Rush Link, a cooperation system that hasn't been seen since the Episode Duscae demo. But, keep in mind, you'll need both the Sword of the Wise and Axe of the Conqueror Royal Arms weapons for this to activate. (more...)
Apple Backs LG After Trouble From Samsung Over iPhone 8 OLED Screen Apple Backs LG After Trouble From Samsung Over iPhone 8 OLED Screen
- July 31, 2017

It is widely believed that Apple plans to adopt Samsung's OLED display for the next generation iPhone smartphone that is set for launch later this year. OLED displays offer several advantages over the liquid crystal displays that are now used in Apple's iPhone 7 series smartphones, such as better contrast, potentially better power efficiency for certain types of content, and the ability to be curved/bent. (more...)
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Creates its Own Language; Baffles Developers Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Creates its Own Language; Baffles Developers
- July 31, 2017

Panic ensued over the weekend when researchers at Facebook realized that two of the company's "bots" were communicating in a secret language- a kind of gibberish composed of English words but using unfamiliar grammar. Bob: "You i have everything else". Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to meBob: i. If AI agents are allowed to speak in a language that they created, they might no longer even need human intervention. (more...)
Idea Cellular plans to launch its phone at Rs 2500 Idea Cellular plans to launch its phone at Rs 2500
- July 31, 2017

He said that the Jio handset will have smaller screen size, won't support Android, and using Internet would be tough when 97% of all existing smartphones users from India are Android based. The Mukesh Ambani Company is offering data and unlimited voice for a customer with price starting at RS 153 per month. This has caused a reduction in the margins of operators, leading to a fall in profits compared to the same period a year ago. (more...)
China's manufacturing growth cools in July, but construction continues to boom China's manufacturing growth cools in July, but construction continues to boom
- July 31, 2017

Momentum in China's service industries also slowed, according to the official non-manufacturing PMI, which dipped to 54.5 last month from 54.9 previously. The Chinese economy is coming off another quarter of robust growth, with GDP expanding at an annualized 6.9%. A year-long construction boom helped China post stronger-than-expected economic growth of 6.9 per cent in the first half of 2017. (more...)
Possible key ingredient for life rains down on Saturn's moon Possible key ingredient for life rains down on Saturn's moon
- July 31, 2017

On Earth, acrylonitrile , or vinyl cyanide, is used in plastics manufacturing. Now, NASA scientists have detected large amounts of vinyl cyanide in Titan's atmosphere using the ALMA telescope array in Chile. "The ability to form a stable membrane to separate the internal environment from the external one is important because it provides a means to contain chemicals long enough to allow them to interact", said Michael Mumma, director of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology, which is ... (more...)
Donald Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House Donald Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House
- July 31, 2017

Earlier on Thursday, a senior White House aide said Trump could veto the pending legislation in order to push for a tougher deal, an idea that drew skepticism in Congress because his administration had spent weeks lobbying for a weaker bill. (more...)
Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates
- July 30, 2017

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign legislation implementing tough new financial sanctions against Russian Federation. On Thursday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill imposing new economic sanctions on three countries - Iran , North Korea and Russian Federation. (more...)
Buon viaggio Paolo Nespoli. L'astronauta italiano torna nello spazio Buon viaggio Paolo Nespoli. L'astronauta italiano torna nello spazio
- July 30, 2017

I tre resteranno in orbita sei mesi, fino a dicembre . A 60 anni l'astronauta dell'ASI e dell'ESA Paolo Nespoli si prepara a tornare nello spazio per la missione VITA . Una ricerca riguarderà la prevenzione dei danni causati alla retina degli astronauti da radiazioni e microgravità , Gli uomini nello spazio sono sottoposti a stress ossidativo: Paolo Nespoli farà da cavia proprio per cercare delle strategie per combattere questo effetto. (more...)