Sci-tech


Apple investigates reports iPhone 8 Plus smartphone batteries BURST OPEN while charging
- October 08, 2017

China's state-backed ThePaper .cn cited an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu as saying his newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on October 5. Just a week ago, there were two complaints involving the iPhone 8 Plus . iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale on September 22. Samsung waited too long before it actually recalled the Galaxy Note 7 , hence, leading to a greater chaos than imagined. (more...)
Google Is Using Balloons to Restore Phone Service in Puerto Rico Google Is Using Balloons to Restore Phone Service in Puerto Rico
- October 08, 2017

Virgin Islands. Project Loon , which is led by Google's parent company Alphabet , is a network of balloons that is created to provide connectivity to users on the ground in rural and remote areas worldwide. To deliver signal to people's devices, Loon needs be integrated with a telco partner's network - the balloons can't do it alone. Puerto Rico is still reeling from the devastation from Hurricane Maria , which has left billions of dollars worth of damage in its wake, flooded the ... (more...)
Apple is 'looking into' why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling
- October 07, 2017

The battery simply swells, causing the phone's casing to open and the front screen to detach. So far, there's been no report of fire - only phones splitting due to apparent battery swelling. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use. Apple's iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling issues just won't seem to go away. (more...)
Bandai Namco announces God Eater 3, first off-screen screenshots, official trailer Bandai Namco announces God Eater 3, first off-screen screenshots, official trailer
- October 07, 2017

Bandai Namco has presented today the future of the God Eater series, with the franchise reinforcing its presence in current platforms with brand new titles. However, another mission is coming into focus; something is happening to the God Eaters and the line between light and dark has never been so thin. (more...)
Facebook sneakily released a Slack competitor Facebook sneakily released a Slack competitor
- October 07, 2017

With the introduction of screen-sharing, Facebook could potentially break the market for other apps like Skype, which still are not efficient in doing this particular job. Facebook has launched screen sharing in Workplace which has been long demanded by users. On the other hand, Slack introduced the screen sharing feature 4 years after its launch while Workplace did it in one year. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 gets Android Nougat on Verizon
- October 07, 2017

The missing text messages, which are either severely delayed or do not arrive at all, are also not confined to one app, as the issue persists in Samsung's default SMS app, Android Messages, and others. So far, the reason for this issue is anyone's guess, as Samsung is yet to issue a statement on the matter. It's not just you who is not getting the messages. (more...)
Google Doodle celebrates Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversary Google Doodle celebrates Begum Akhtar's 103rd birth anniversary
- October 07, 2017

Begum Akhtar was born in Bada Darwaza, Town Bhadarsa, Bharatkund, Faizabad District, Uttar Pradesh. She was a well known Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri genres of Hindustani classical music. Her name was Akhtaribai Faizabadi though she was much popular as Begum Akhtar . In 1930's, Begum Akhtar also acted in a few Hindi films which include Ameena (1934), Mumtaz Begum (1934), Jawaani Ka Nasha (1935), Naseeb Ka Chakkar (1935). (more...)
Google's new bluetooth earbuds can translate in real time
- October 07, 2017

The 5-inch Pixel 2 (starting at $649) is a clean, good-looking Android phone built by HTC that fits well in one hand and should run speedily on all U.S. All of the new devices unveiled by the company yesterday were designed with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities meant to make them "radically helpful", according to Google senior vice president Rick Osterloh. (more...)
Taking a Look at the Data Behind NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Taking a Look at the Data Behind NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- October 07, 2017

Nvidia Corp now has $108.10 billion valuation. In addition to Argus reporting its target price, a total of 18 firms have reported on the stock. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 9.02%. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . The Return on Investment (ROI) ratio of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA ) is 19.8 percent. (more...)
Samsung Earned $110 on every iPhone X sold Samsung Earned $110 on every iPhone X sold
- October 07, 2017

But perhaps users can take the DxOMark score as an indication that they'll get the performance they'll pay for, unlike the Essential Phone, which has come under fire for having a camera believed to be lackluster. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera suffers in the video department. On top of that, the Note 8's video stabilisation (while good) isn't "quite on the same level as some competitors" too. (more...)
Once there was an atmosphere at Moon, a study confirms Once there was an atmosphere at Moon, a study confirms
- October 07, 2017

Now considered a "dead planet" and incapable of volcanic activity, the moon once had an atmosphere created by a series of basaltic eruptions, a new study claims. Here, we calculate the volume of mare basalt emplaced as a function of time, then estimate the corresponding production of volatiles released during the mare basalt-forming eruptions. (more...)
Google Building Their Own Smart Screen Device Google Building Their Own Smart Screen Device
- October 07, 2017

Pick from a variety of shell colours and finishes to fit into your home's décor-choices include Charcoal Fabric, Sandstone Fabric, Heather Grey Fabric, Oak Finish, Walnut Finish and Silver Finish. As you might expect, the Echo Show is compatible with a range of smart appliances, too, from brands such as "Ring, WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, ecobee, and Wink". (more...)
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc
- October 07, 2017

The company has market cap of $4.51 billion. A security with a beta greater than 1 indicates that it is more volatile than the market. Volatility measures the strength of the price action, and is often overlooked for clues on market direction. (more...)
Apple faces major problem in China with bloated iPhone 8 battery Apple faces major problem in China with bloated iPhone 8 battery
- October 07, 2017

MobiFone has officially begun selling authentic Galaxy Note 8 at its shops throughout the country. While the iPhone X might be creating quite a buzz in the new range of the new iPhones by Apple , the specifications of iPhone X are yet on par with the ones of iPhone 8 Plus . (more...)
Harvest Moon 2017: What Is It? When Is It? Harvest Moon 2017: What Is It? When Is It?
- October 07, 2017

The reason that it is called a Harvest Moon has to do with farming. And because the moon's orbit is slightly tilted compared to Earth's, for a handful of days around the autumnal equinox the moon rises closer to sunset in much of the USA, according to National Geographic . (more...)
Games of Thrones Season 8 Probably Won't Arrive Until 2019
- October 07, 2017

But, of course, there's no word on how long it will take to film the final season; while it only consists of six episodes, each one is said to cost around $15 million and could be up to 80 minutes in length. For the past seven seasons, Game of Thrones have been shooting simultaneously on a number of sets around the world - including Belfast, Croatia, Morocco, Spain, and Iceland - which act as stand-ins for Westeros and beyond. (more...)
IPhone 8 battery swelling reports have caught Apple's attention IPhone 8 battery swelling reports have caught Apple's attention
- October 06, 2017

That brings the total alleged battery swelling incidents up to nine. So far, there haven't been any fires - just ruined phones . Apple has stated that they are "aware (of the issue) and are looking into it". The affected phone has been shipped to Apple for analysis. "Just a random event, and it's only a few". Again unconfirmed, but it is believed that an expansion of the internal battery is causing the devices to split open . (more...)
Pesticides found in 75 per cent of world's honey Pesticides found in 75 per cent of world's honey
- October 06, 2017

They said it is not a health problem for people because levels were far below governments' thresholds on what's safe to eat. "The striking finding is that 75% of our samples had measurable quantities", said Prof Edward Mitchell at the University of Neuchâtel. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Spotted in the Wild, 4000mAh Battery Confirmed Huawei Mate 10 Pro Spotted in the Wild, 4000mAh Battery Confirmed
- October 06, 2017

We're expecting to see the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro in under two weeks, and the latter has just been caught on camera in real world photos for the first time. The newly-leaked images also confirm that the phone will have an nearly bezel-less design with really thin bezels on the left and right side of the phone and slightly thicker bezels over at the top and the bottom. (more...)
Liberty Media Corporation (FWONA) Chairman Sells $5708430.00 in Stock
- October 06, 2017

The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/10/06/empyrean-capital-partners-lp-reduces-position-in-liberty-media-corporation-lsxma.html. If the $41.31 price target is reached, the company will be worth $69.91M more. FWONK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Investors are more bullish on Liberty Media Corporation - Ser if you take note of the downtick in short interest. (more...)
Treasury Secretary Has Spent Nearly $1 Million on Military Flights Treasury Secretary Has Spent Nearly $1 Million on Military Flights
- October 06, 2017

Mnuchin reimbursed the government for the cost to fly his wife, Louise Linton . The latest on Mnuchin's travel habits comes after other members of Trump's cabinet have indulged in some questionable travel. Delmar was referring to a 2011 memo from William Daley, then the White House chief of staff, laying out the procedures for administration officials to request use of government planes for White House support missions. (more...)
Assassin's Creed: Origins Releases a Comical Trailer from it's Crypts Assassin's Creed: Origins Releases a Comical Trailer from it's Crypts
- October 06, 2017

The Discovery Tour DLC, which will be releasing for free, will be coming out a few months after the game releases, sometime in 2018. The game producer revealed that the development of the PC version handled by a dedicated Ubisoft Kiev team was in parallel with the development on other platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. (more...)
Hundreds of new emojis are coming to your iPhone soon
- October 06, 2017

All of these emoji will be part of the iOS 11 .1 developer preview as well. The selection also includes other general things such as foods, smiley faces, and animals. The process is shepherded by the Unicode Consortium, a little-known group that meets quarterly and includes executives from several large technology companies, including Apple and Google. (more...)
Google Headphones Translate Icelandic In Real Time Google Headphones Translate Icelandic In Real Time
- October 06, 2017

Unlike, Apple this year, Google just launched 2 mobile phones. The company announced multiple new products yesterday , but one of them in particular has truly caught the internet's attention - the Pixel Buds , which among other things, can translate 40 languages, according to the New Yorker. (more...)
Uber app could secretly record iPhone users' screens Uber app could secretly record iPhone users' screens
- October 06, 2017

Apple granted Uber the unprecedented ability to record what was displayed on users' iPhone screens, researchers have found. An Uber spokesperson told Mashable that they are working with Apple to remove it from the app ASAP and that it was no longer used for anything other than rendering maps - at least, according to Uber. (more...)