Sci-tech


LG K7i phone with mosquito repellent tech debuts in India LG K7i phone with mosquito repellent tech debuts in India
- September 27, 2017

It produces 30KHz ultrasonic sound waves that drive away mosquitoes but are harmless to humans. At the Indian Mobile Congress held in Delhi, LG has launched a mosquito repellent smartphone - the K7i - at Rs 7,990. It has Quad-Core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage. Charging worries will become obsolete as one can simply replace the long-lasting, removable 2,500mAh battery for quick switching on the go. (more...)
Metal Gear Solid V Is Free This Month for PlayStation Plus Members Metal Gear Solid V Is Free This Month for PlayStation Plus Members
- September 27, 2017

Still, many praise the game as a proper end to the Kojima years, even if it raises more questions than it answers. October is also delivering Amnesia: Collection . Let us know what you think in the comment section below! You can read up more at the Official PlayStation Blog. October 2017's list of free PlayStation Plus games has been revealed, with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain headlining the list. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani says data is the new oil, India largest consumer
- September 27, 2017

With internet and data consumption on the rise in India, the country's youth, which make up 63 percent of the population, possess the competence to build new digital businesses, said Reliance Industries' Chairman Mukesh Ambani . We have to provide ubiquitous access to high-speed data at affordable prices. He said he will also use his position as chairman of London-based GSMA to ensure the global mobile industry lobby group combines forces to make India Mobile Congress events the ... (more...)
Trump defends handling of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery Trump defends handling of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery
- September 27, 2017

Malabet lives in Atmore but has family and friends in Puerto Rico. A week after the hurricane hit, the island is struggling without power. "My petition is that we were there once for our brothers and sisters, our other USA citizens, now it's time that USA citizens in Puerto Rico are taken care of adequately, properly", Rosselló wrote Sunday. (more...)
Intel unveils self-learning chip 'Loihi' that mimics the human brain Intel unveils self-learning chip 'Loihi' that mimics the human brain
- September 27, 2017

It could also be personalised for any user. The combination of chip expertise, physics and biology yielded an environment for new ideas. The brain's neural networks relay information with pulses or spikes, strengthening frequent connections and storing the changes locally at synapse interconnections. (more...)
Russian Federation and United States of America to build space station in Moon's orbit Russian Federation and United States of America to build space station in Moon's orbit
- September 27, 2017

And on Wednesday the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that a cooperation agreement had been signed at an astronautical congress in Adelaide. "Roscosmos and NASA have already agreed on standards for a docking unit of the future station", the Russian space agency said. Docking and airlock facilities for spacecraft such as NASA's Orion (which is under development). (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 S Pen Guide: All the Cool Features and Tricks Galaxy Note 8 S Pen Guide: All the Cool Features and Tricks
- September 27, 2017

After the series of tests which proved that iPhone 8 glass-back is not really as durable as it should be. However, during the event Apple made mention that the iPhone 8 is the most durable glass used before ever in an iPhone. As we can see from the video the iPhone 8 Plus appears to be faster than the Note 8 in a number of the tests. We're learning this mobile device will be more like the Galaxy S8 and might also come with an Infinity Display and a new processor. (more...)
Aldi racks up record sales but price cuts weigh on profit Aldi racks up record sales but price cuts weigh on profit
- September 27, 2017

Aldi claimed that the surge had been boosted by more than a million shoppers switching from other supermarkets to buy their weekly groceries at one of its 726 stores in the UK. This is happening right across the United Kingdom and is all down to a simple, straightforward commitment - products comparable to the leading brands and supermarket premium ranges at the lowest prices in Britain. (more...)
Australia post 293-6 in 3rd ODI against India Australia post 293-6 in 3rd ODI against India
- September 27, 2017

I wanted to target the left-arm spinner, when I got a few sixes, I knew I could take some time. Pandya has so far accumulated 181 runs at 60.33 in the 3 ODIs played so far in the India-Australia series, apart from picking 5 wickets at 28.90. (more...)
Latest Analysts Reports: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX), Antares Pharma, Inc. (ATRS)
- September 27, 2017

Finally, Fifth Third Bancorp lifted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. It has underperformed by 19.60% the S&P500. The stock of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA ) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Credit Suisse. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Dev Defends Loot Boxes Middle-earth: Shadow of War Dev Defends Loot Boxes
- September 27, 2017

The charity DLC in question is called "Forthog Orc-Slayer". According to them, all proceeds of global sales would still be going to Forgey's family. The situation was made worse by a "factually incorrect tweet" saying that funds raised by worldwide sales of the DLC would not go to the Forgey family. (more...)
Porsche 911 GT2 RS: 6:47.3 Porsche 911 GT2 RS: 6:47.3
- September 27, 2017

The new lap also hands the 2018 911 GT2 RS the title of fastest-ever road-faring Porsche to lap the Nurburgring, with the 918 Spyder's previous personal best of a 6:57.00 blown well and truly out of the water. Andreas Preuninger, the GT model line director, said: "We're particularly proud of the fact that this was achieved with two different vehicles and two different drivers, as this underlines the GT2 RS's ability to reproduce this record result over and over again". (more...)
Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year
- September 27, 2017

Microsoft has announced Office 2019 , the next perpetual Office update and the follow-up to the most recent release, Office 2016. It will include updated , versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Outlook messaging and calendaring client, Office general manager Jared Spataro said in a blog post coinciding with the vendor's Ignite conference. (more...)
"Puerto Rico Is In Deep Trouble", Tweets US President, Donald Trump
- September 27, 2017

Mr Trump said Puerto Rico is important to him. The administrator of FEMA and the Acting Director of Homeland Security say every effort is being taken to help the people of Puerto Rico . According to the Associated Press , 3.4 million USA citizens in the territory are without adequate food, water and fuel. On Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred to the federal response to Puerto Rico as "an unprecedented push through of billions of dollars in federal ... (more...)
Samsung selected as participant for FDA pilot program Samsung selected as participant for FDA pilot program
- September 27, 2017

The FDA's Pre-cert pilot program is meant to inform a tailored approach toward digital health technology by looking at the software developer or digital health technology developer, rather than primarily at the product. "Our new, voluntary pilot program will enable us to develop a tailored approach toward this technology by looking first at the developer rather than the product". (more...)
Google celebrates 'surprises' on 19th birthday Google celebrates 'surprises' on 19th birthday
- September 27, 2017

The spinner has games from the past 19 years such as musical puzzle game celebrating Beethoven's 245th birthday , or Magic Cat Academy Halloween game from 2016. Google has since evolved into one of the world's leading tech companies, serving more than 4.5 billion users in 160 countries in 123 languages. This mantra went on to become Google's mission statement. (more...)
Large Iceberg Detached From an Antarctic Glacier Large Iceberg Detached From an Antarctic Glacier
- September 27, 2017

Studies predict that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the continental ice sheet that covers West Antarctica, where the Pine Island Glacier is located, will collapse within 100 years, resulting in a sea rise of almost 10 feet that could lead to flooding in major United States cities like NY and Miami, weather.com reported. (more...)
Microsoft Wants Developers to Get More Experimental with AI Microsoft Wants Developers to Get More Experimental with AI
- September 27, 2017

What Microsoft hopes to accomplish is to take everything in a quantum computing stack-from developing the chips itself, to a computer, to the languages and software necessary to run them-and build them itself. Instead, he looks to a larger group, likening Microsoft's senior leadership team to a "Legion of Superheroes, with each leader coming to the table with a unique superpower to contribute for the common good". (more...)
Facebook, NFL Back In Business Again With Programming Partnership Facebook, NFL Back In Business Again With Programming Partnership
- September 26, 2017

The other two weekly shows are Sound FX , featuring on-the-field chatter and discussion of mic'd-up players and coaches; and NFL Turning Point , an analysis of key plays that affected the outcome of some of the week's biggest games. But Twitter lost the deal to Amazon this year which paid $50 million for the games that are being made available for free to Amazon Prime members. Global users will be able to view the same programming on the Show pages on Facebook, and can view the highlights ... (more...)
Activision Reveals full PC requirements for Call of Duty: WWII Activision Reveals full PC requirements for Call of Duty: WWII
- September 26, 2017

The Call of Duty®: WWII PC Open Beta is your chance to get hands on with Call of Duty®: WWII Multiplayer, and provide essential feedback prior to the game's launch on November 3. Players aren't limited to any single Division , so try them all! Of course, if you're looking forward to playing the CoD WWII Open Beta on PC, you'd better make sure that your setup can handle it. (more...)
Vimeo Acquires Livestream and Launches Vimeo Live Vimeo Acquires Livestream and Launches Vimeo Live
- September 26, 2017

Vimeo has announced it has acquired Livestream and plans to launch its own Vimeo Live product, offering professional live streaming capabilities directly through its platform for the first time. With Vimeo Live, creators can broadcast live events in full 1080p with built-in cloud transcoding and adaptive streaming. The addition of Livestream's syndication tools will enable live distribution across social platforms in the future, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Twitter. (more...)
Brokerages Expect Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) to Post $0.49 EPS
- September 26, 2017

On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. About 5.67 million shares traded or 1.25% up from the average. Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ). Regent Invest Limited Liability Co reported 0.12% stake. Nordea Invest Mngmt Ab holds 0.01% or 60,106 shares. 29,174 are held by Dorsey Wright & Associates. (more...)
Alexa now works in Amazon Music on iPhone and Android Alexa now works in Amazon Music on iPhone and Android
- September 26, 2017

Instead of using a traditional search box and typing in song titles, users will now be able to ask for them on the Amazon Music app on Apple's iPhones and iPads, as well as Android smartphones. Users will tap a button to trigger Alexa before speaking to the Amazon Music app. "Amazon Music customers already know and love Alexa from listening on Echo devices". (more...)
Australia announce Pat Cummins' replacement for the T20I series Australia announce Pat Cummins' replacement for the T20I series
- September 26, 2017

To fill in for him in the three T20Is the Australian selectors today named Andrew Tye as a replacement for Cummins and the Perth Scorchers pacer will fly into India for the series that gets underway on October 7. However, in all T20 cricket, the 30-year-old has 74 wickets from 51 games at 21.54 and widely regarded as a T20 specialist back at home. The 12 wickets made him the highest wicket taker for the IPL franchise. (more...)
Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet
- September 26, 2017

But the latest development has rattled global markets and North Korea has also promised to shoot down United States bombers flying near the country. After Trump's tweet on Saturday, North Korea's foreign minister told reporters that the country considers Trump's tweet to be a declaration of war , and that his country can thus legally shoot down USA military planes, according to NPR . (more...)