Sci-tech


Jaguar revealed the vehicle of the future Jaguar revealed the vehicle of the future
- September 10, 2017

JLR's first fully electric vehicle will go on sale next year in the form of the I-Pace - an all-electric Jaguar SUV with a claimed range of at least 300 miles, a powertrain with up to 395bhp, and a starting price around the £55,000 mark. (more...)
Elon Musk Offers Full Look at the SpaceX Space Suit Elon Musk Offers Full Look at the SpaceX Space Suit
- September 10, 2017

Elon Musk has shared another photograph of the space suits that are being churned out for his organization (that would be SpaceX). Musk shared the photo on his Instagram account. Musk promises more information will be revealed in the near future. For now therefore the SpaceX fans will have to be content with looking at the two photos of the space suits. (more...)
And now the names of Apple's new iPhones look to have leaked… And now the names of Apple's new iPhones look to have leaked…
- September 10, 2017

Apple, which has long positioned photography as a central part of the iPhone's marketing campaigns, is hoping to turn its camera into a powerful new competitive differentiator against rivals such as Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. The last iPhone to arrive in October was the iPhone 4s all the way back in 2011. It's also been predicted that this will have a resolution of 2,800 x 1,242 and a pixel density of 528ppi, a massive increase on the iPhone 7's 326ppi, but this remains speculation at this ... (more...)
HMD Global launches Nokia 8 in South Africa through Vodacom HMD Global launches Nokia 8 in South Africa through Vodacom
- September 09, 2017

HMD Global's flagship smartphone - the Nokia 8 was announced last month and is all set to be released in the global markets within the next month. With the Nokia 8 , they are looking to complete their return to the top of the cell phone food chain. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds Creator Eyes Success of League of Legends PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds Creator Eyes Success of League of Legends
- September 09, 2017

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to the Xbox One as a console launch exclusive later this year, and Microsoft recently shared at Gamescom that it would publish the Xbox One version of the game. This will be done before PUBG reaches 100 million sales , I'd say. The system would allow players to quickly traverse obstacles depending on the speed they approach them, but it's a tool that's taking a while to get just right before it's released. (more...)
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to develop mobile authentication solution AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to develop mobile authentication solution
- September 09, 2017

T-Mobile customers are about to get some free video streaming perks, as long as they have the right plan. America's rival telecom operators AT&T, Sprint , T-Mobile and Verizon joined hands for creating the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to develop a mobile authentication solution for enterprises and customers in 2018. (more...)
Vivo V7 Plus Launched in India at Rs 21990 Vivo V7 Plus Launched in India at Rs 21990
- September 09, 2017

Vivo is the latest manufacturer to join the bezel-less bandwagon, with the V7+ offering a 5.99-inch FullView screen in a chassis that's not much larger than a 5.5-inch phone. Responsible for the software component of the Android operating system 7.1 Nougat, complemented by a proprietary interface FuntouchOS 3.2, a Smart Split 3.0 (simultaneous working with multiple applications on the same desktop), App Clone (running two copies of the same application), etc. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets new pre-order record
- September 09, 2017

After removing the wireless charging coils and the midframe, the battery can be seen in the middle of the device, which is a departure from battery positions on previous Galaxy S/Note phones. IFixit, a California-based electronics fix service, has given the Samsung Note 8 a 4/10 repairability score. For selfies, It comes with 8 Megapixel front camera . (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Everything we know about the bezel-less device Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Everything we know about the bezel-less device
- September 09, 2017

Xiaomi is all set to launch Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 on September 11 in China at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium at 2 PM local time. The Mi Note 3 has been subjected to numerous leaks and rumors in the past. Also, the smartphone is rumored to come in two variations based on the amount of memory: 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM, or 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Since the Mi Note 3 looks a lot like the Mi 6 from the back, fans should expect the same metal and glass materials. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Poses for the Camera Huawei Mate 10 Poses for the Camera
- September 09, 2017

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is rumored to be the company's all-new flagship, and according to rumors and leaks, it will sport extremely thin bezels, its side bezels will be non-existent, and bezels above and below the display will be really thin, which is exactly what today's leak suggests. (more...)
NASA captures powerful solar flares that caused communication blackouts on Earth NASA captures powerful solar flares that caused communication blackouts on Earth
- September 09, 2017

They occur when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. "The impact of the CME has sparked a strong (G3) geomagnetic storm on earth, which can have effects on HF communication, power grids, navigation systems such as GPS, and communication systems such as DStv, mobile phones and internet connectivity. (more...)
New TVR Griffith sports vehicle revealed New TVR Griffith sports vehicle revealed
- September 09, 2017

That front-mounted engine is mounted low and as far back as possible, driving a six-speed manual Tremec Magnum XL gearbox. The chassis consists of a carbon composite bonded to steel and aluminium, with body panels also in composite. The company went defunct in 2006, and was resurrected in 2013. TVR boss Les Edgar said: "This is the culmination of almost three years of tireless work and we're all proud as punch". (more...)
Artificial intelligence system can determine your sexual orientation Artificial intelligence system can determine your sexual orientation
- September 09, 2017

The researchers, Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang , extracted features from the images using "deep neural networks ", meaning a sophisticated mathematical system that learns to analyze visuals based on a large dataset. Just imagine the horror of discovering your doubtful spouse using the technology to determine your sexuality , or finding teens using the machine learning algorithm on themselves or their friends. (more...)
Google Reportedly in Talks with HTC for Smartphone Business Google Reportedly in Talks with HTC for Smartphone Business
- September 08, 2017

Sheridan said a Google acquisition of HTC would be "immaterial to Alphabet " given its $95 billion cash stash. HTC responded to press inquiries saying that it doesn't comment on rumors. Osterloh's group was responsible for products like last year's well-received Pixel phones, Google Home Speaker, and Daydream View VR headset. But given that HTC is a maker of premium Android handsets and that it's the source of Google's Pixel, the company may feel compelled to either prop up HTC or buy ... (more...)
Nioh's final DLC, Bloodshed's End, is due this month Nioh's final DLC, Bloodshed's End, is due this month
- September 08, 2017

Bloodshed's End is set to be released on September 26th, 2017, and will be available for $9.99. The official PlayStation blog shares that the DLC will pick up right after Defiant Honor , with the Siege of Osaka's winter campaign finally ending after the peace treaty between Toyotomi and Tokugawa. (more...)
Electrified Rolls-Royce and BMW M cars are coming Electrified Rolls-Royce and BMW M cars are coming
- September 08, 2017

A BMW logo is seen on one of the German carmaker's model. By 2025, there will be 25 electrified models for sale, with 12 of them being fully electric. We've reached out to BMW for comment on this matter and will update the post when we hear back. The BMW move will include making sure it has the ability to mass produce its electric vehicles and drivetrains in sufficient quantities to cover the range and demand: All of its cars should also be able to offer electrified powertrain options, ... (more...)
Engineer Modifies iPhone 7 to Bring Back the Headphone Jack Engineer Modifies iPhone 7 to Bring Back the Headphone Jack
- September 07, 2017

Case in point: Scotty Allen, otherwise known as the host of Strange Parts on YouTube . And if you're hoping to modify your existing device (Allen has made the custom circuit board design open source so that others can put their own together), you'll have to move around some internal components - including the taptic engine and battery to get everything to fit. (more...)
Bethesda Softworks teases an unannounced game for this year Bethesda Softworks teases an unannounced game for this year
- September 07, 2017

But, Hines refused to give even the slightest hint of what the game could be. It looks like Bethesda has been secretly at work on a mystery game and they will have to be announcing it soon. Other things that we know are coming this year but are yet to have the release date confirmed are Skyrim's Switch and VR treatment, Quake Champions which is now purchasable on Steam but will be free-to-play upon full release, as well as further updates for MMO Elder Scrolls Online and collectible card ... (more...)
Lyft Partners With Startup Drive.ai to Develop Self-Driving Test Platform Lyft Partners With Startup Drive.ai to Develop Self-Driving Test Platform
- September 07, 2017

Lyft has previously announced partnerships with Alphabet's self-driving division, Waymo , technology company Nutonomy , and carmakers General Motors and Jaguar Land Rover. "We're thrilled to partner with Drive.ai to pilot self-driving cars in the Bay Area, and together help shape the future of transportation and ultimately the future of our communities". (more...)
Forza Motorsport 7 Has Gone Gold with Demo Arriving Sept. 19 Forza Motorsport 7 Has Gone Gold with Demo Arriving Sept. 19
- September 07, 2017

Featuring cover vehicle the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the demo will also include the new Dubai circuit and one of the most famous driving roads in the world, the Jebel Hafeet Pass. The Forza Motorsport 7 free demo will showcase the experiences of the full game, allowing you to drive the Porsche 911 GT2 RS on the brand-new Dubai circuit. (more...)
Scientists closer to creating a quantum computer Scientists closer to creating a quantum computer
- September 07, 2017

The project has been lead by Andrea Morello and lead author Guilherme Tosi . Broadly speaking, there are now a number of ways to make a quantum computer. "But I think this is as visionary as Kane's original paper ". "In order to manipulate this qubit, you have to pull the electron slightly further from the nucleus, using electrodes in the upper part. (more...)
Kia Proceed concept hints at future Cee'd hatch Kia Proceed concept hints at future Cee'd hatch
- September 07, 2017

The Pro_cee'd, the Korean manufacturer's first hot hatch, was added to the line-up in 2013. Kia is calling it an "extended hot hatch", instead of wagon and says the design study previews the future styling of the C'eed five-door hatchback and the related three-door Proceed. (more...)
Leaked Home Office immigration proposals for after Brexit spark criticism Leaked Home Office immigration proposals for after Brexit spark criticism
- September 07, 2017

It says businesses would have to recruit locally or prove an "economic need" to employ people from the EU. As well ending the right of European Union migrants to settle here, it will make it harder for European Union citizens already living the United Kingdom to bring their families into the country. (more...)
SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches SpaceX Trying to Launch Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches
- September 07, 2017

The primary launch window opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:50 a.m. EDT or 13:50 UTC, and closes at 2:55 p.m. EDT or 18:55 UTC. It is expected that the chances of SpaceX taking risk of a cloudy launch are 40 percent to 60 percent, considering that they have also set a backup window for Friday. (more...)
No one's using Facebook Stories, so the company's taking a new approach No one's using Facebook Stories, so the company's taking a new approach
- September 07, 2017

Instagram is testing a new feature that allows people to share their Story directly to Facebook . Instagram Stories already has aggressive placement in its own app, appearing on a separate bar above normal Instagram posts. Perhaps by mixing Facebook and Instagram's Stories together, Facebook could solve this problem. Instagram users have been able to share photos and videos directly to their Facebook News Feed for some time now, but that doesn't work the other way around. (more...)