Sci-tech


U.S. agrees to help people affected by Trump's first travel ban U.S. agrees to help people affected by Trump's first travel ban
- September 01, 2017

In the brief period after the first travel ban went into effect on January 27, a number of people with valid visas were denied entry into the U.S. and put on planes back to where they came from. Because it was a class-action suit, the injunction prevented the order from being enforced across the country. It does not guarantee applicants will receive new visas nor does it award them compensation, but obliges the government to act in "good faith" when processing their paperwork. (more...)
Samsung secures self-driving auto testing permit for California roads Samsung secures self-driving auto testing permit for California roads
- September 01, 2017

The DMV approve Samsung's permit in the US. Samsung has been able to try out its self driving cars in South Korea for a year now, but the company may take some pleasure from rolling up on its competition's doorstep and burning some self driven rubber. (more...)
Hackers target WikiLeaks website in successful cyberattack Hackers target WikiLeaks website in successful cyberattack
- September 01, 2017

Last year, OurMine hacked Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account. WikiLeaks' website was defaced this morning, with the homepage at WikiLeaks.org displaying a message that indicated that its efforts in this case were not altruistic (even in a lip-service kind of way): "Hi, it's OurMine (Security Group), don't worry we are just testing your.... (more...)
Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market
- September 01, 2017

The company's main wearable product is the $20 Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker . On the other side of that, though, smartwatch growth topped 60 percent this quarter compared to the same time previous year. In the first quarter, Xiaomi's market share had been 14.7 per cent, against Apple's 14.6 per cent and Fitbit's 12.3 per cent. While Garmin only dropped 6.6% year-over-year, Fitbit dropped 40.9%. (more...)
Has Destiny 2's First DLC Already Leaked? Has Destiny 2's First DLC Already Leaked?
- September 01, 2017

Even before Destiny 2 launches, details about the game's first expansion have already surfaced. If you didn't get the hint, spoilers will follow. Based on what we've seen so far, Destiny 2 has a lot in common with the original Destiny . (more...)
Mixer Create for Android and iOS Exits Beta Mixer Create for Android and iOS Exits Beta
- September 01, 2017

It was back in May that Microsoft rebranded Beam to Mixer , and it did the same with its mobile apps, which are meant for consuming content. On iOS, it works with a selection of top games (those that have chosen to enable "ReplayKit" functionality). (more...)
Nokia 130 (2017) now available in India Nokia 130 (2017) now available in India
- September 01, 2017

We have already reported the Nokia 130 (2017) to get launched last month alongside the Nokia 105 (2017 ). The Nokia 130 (2017) also comes with a VGA camera on the rear along with the built-in music player. It has a microUSB port for charging and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a port which is fast becoming extinct in today's flagship smartphones. It also has Snake Xenzia game and five try-and-buy games from Gameloft namely Ninja Up , Danger Dash , Nitro Racing , Air Strike , ... (more...)
Google brings stickers and Bitmoji support to its Gboard for Android Google brings stickers and Bitmoji support to its Gboard for Android
- September 01, 2017

Then, if you want to access these new images when you chat with family or friends, you just tap Gboard's emoji button, and then either the sticker button or the Bitmoji button. Some sticker packs are free, but others cost money, such as Disney's Star Wars stickers. From there, choose the Bitmoji button (if you installed the app) or the sticker button (if you're looking for stickers). (more...)
Worms WMD blasts its way onto the Switch Worms WMD blasts its way onto the Switch
- September 01, 2017

This release will contain all the game's campaign missions, levels, customisations and updates, including Liberation and the Forts Mode. Worms W.M.D retains the series cartoon ultraviolence vibe, amusing ripostes, very big explosions and mammoth cache of weaponry. (more...)
Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for water Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for water
- September 01, 2017

Earlier this year, NASA announced the discovery of Trappist-1 , a planetary system containing seven Earth-sized planets that could potentially bear water. According to the Hubble observations, it's possible that the innermost worlds could have dumped more than 20 times the volume of Earth's oceans into space over the course of the last 8 billion years. (more...)
A New Puzzle Fighter for Mobile Devices Launches in Late 2017 A New Puzzle Fighter for Mobile Devices Launches in Late 2017
- September 01, 2017

Besides that, the fact Puzzle Fighter is free-to-play makes me fearful Capcom is going to toss all sorts of microtransactions in the game. Assemble a team of legendary characters from favorite Capcom franchises. The game should be soft launching pretty soon, and the worldwide release should come before the end of 2017. The Servbots have been busy building the next iteration of Capcom's classic Puzzle Fighter . (more...)
New Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Trailer highlights Orc's Humanity New Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Trailer highlights Orc's Humanity
- September 01, 2017

At this point, I have chose to not keep getting annoyed at the cavalier attitude with which Shadow of War is treating the lore of Tolkien's world, and instead to look at it as its own thing instead- a modern AAA action adventure fantasy game in the vein of Assassin's Creed . (more...)
Planting the Cee'd: new Kia shooting brake concept previews design future Planting the Cee'd: new Kia shooting brake concept previews design future
- September 01, 2017

This concept was conceived at Kia's design center in Frankfurt, Germany, which sits 500 meters, or about 5½ football fields from the Frankfurt Motor Show. Kia did not offer the Cee'd in Australia, but it did bring the performance focused - but oddly named - three-door Pro_cee'd GT. A full width tail light completes the concept's design. (more...)
Instagram to add 'Stories' on mobile web browser Instagram to add 'Stories' on mobile web browser
- September 01, 2017

Instagram says it has no plans to let users upload photos or Stories from the desktop , so don't hold your breath. It will be some time before users can upload stories with a mobile web browser, as that functionality isn't coming for a few months. (more...)
Apple Net Neutrality Comments to FCC: Don't Allow Fast Lanes Apple Net Neutrality Comments to FCC: Don't Allow Fast Lanes
- September 01, 2017

After a long silence, Apple defended net neutrality in a letter to the FCC Thursday. Finally, Apple emphasizes the upside of the open internet for innovation, highlighting how new services and applications for consumers can encourage providers to improve their offerings to meet this increased demand. (more...)
DJI Just Made a Big Drone Announcement Today at IFA 2017 DJI Just Made a Big Drone Announcement Today at IFA 2017
- September 01, 2017

In addition to having a longer battery life, Platinum is also 60 percent quieter than its predecessor. Sure, the upgrade only adds a few minutes, but most drones, including known Mavic Pro rival GoPro Karma , only promise around 20 minutes of flight time. (more...)
Game of Thrones Showrunners Knew How the Wall Would Fall for 'Years' Game of Thrones Showrunners Knew How the Wall Would Fall for 'Years'
- September 01, 2017

Considering Season Six ended with Cersei blowing up about a dozen major characters, and the Red Wedding killed every important person in one scene in Season Three, Game of Thrones Season Seven was pretty forgiving. First off, we didn't actually see Tormund or Beric die. Taking to Instagram, Hivju chose to ask fans to "pray" for the giant-woman-loving Tormund and Beric as he posed together with his Game of Thrones co-star. (more...)
Sonic Forces Gets Release Date And Special Pre-Order DLC Sonic Forces Gets Release Date And Special Pre-Order DLC
- September 01, 2017

This release date is for both the U.S. and European markets. Either way, Sega is surely looking at the numbers for both games as it plans Sonic's future. Also, certain retailers will have an additional Shadow Costume for your custom hero character, though details on which ones participating in the giveaway were not announced. (more...)
Baby born in Pennsylvania while still in amniotic sac Baby born in Pennsylvania while still in amniotic sac
- September 01, 2017

When the baby didn't move at first, she poked at his face - careful not to break the sac - and was relieved when E.J. raised his hands and feet toward his head. "So I handed the phone to my fiance". Now, the baby is healthy and "making great progress", according to Scurry's Instagram . I pushed one time and my miracle baby was born. (more...)
Asteroid Florence to pass by the Earth Asteroid Florence to pass by the Earth
- September 01, 2017

The asteroid , named " Florence " in honor of Florence Nightengale, will pass by close enough to be viewed in most amateur telescopes. The asteroid named Florence is 2.7 miles in size making it the largest asteroid to pass our planet this close since NASA started tracking near-Earth objects. (more...)
10-Man Iran Draws with S 10-Man Iran Draws with S
- September 01, 2017

The Taeguk Warriors consequently failed to punch their ticket to the World Cup and now need to beat fourth-place Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Tuesday to guarantee they follow Iran - who displayed the defensive robustness that has seen them keep a clean sheet in all nine of their third-round matches - to Russian Federation. (more...)
Capcom is re-releasing Street Fighter II for the SNES Capcom is re-releasing Street Fighter II for the SNES
- August 31, 2017

The cartridge, which actually can be played on an old Super Nintendo system, is red. However, they have opted to celebrate by re-releasing the second installment of the game which released in 1992 for SNES, because nobody wants to play the first game. (more...)
Watch Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Destiny 2 Trailer Watch Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Destiny 2 Trailer
- August 31, 2017

From what Nathan Fillion brings to Cayde-6 to what Ken Seng the director of photography brought to the visual aesthetic of this spot, it was all in service of further realizing the Destiny world in a live action environment. Video games are an enormous passion of mine and I will forever be obsessed with how to best translate active experience of playing a video game into the passive experience of watching something. (more...)
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) Trading Up - Short Interest Up 19.97%
- August 31, 2017

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $75.6. About 602,509 shares traded. Energous Corp (NASDAQ:WATT) has risen 57.63% since August 29, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:CTXS). Strs Ohio holds 0.01% or 12,927 shares. $1.22M worth of Citrix Systems, Inc. This number is derived from the total net income divided by shares outstanding. (more...)
ASUS ROG Chimera Gaming Laptop Unveiled ASUS ROG Chimera Gaming Laptop Unveiled
- August 31, 2017

In combination, Asus claims that gamers should be able to play the latest AAA titles on maximum detail settings. The ROG Chimera gaming laptop is " coming soon ", but we don't have any pricing indicators as yet. This doesn't appear to be an IPS screen, either, meaning that while you'll get all the joy of a high refresh rate, depth of colour will probably come second to speed. (more...)