Sci-tech


Small hands? now there's a PlayStation 4 controller for you Small hands? now there's a PlayStation 4 controller for you
- October 19, 2017

Hori was able to shrink it to nearly 40% smaller than the original one, with the lopping handles of the DS4 significantly taken out from the new iteration which has retained all the user keys. Thankfully, there is a new officially licensed PlayStation 4 controller - made by a company called "Hori" - that aims to simplify the controller experience for young kids. (more...)
Jio 'Diwali Dhamaka' at just Rs 149 with double data
- October 19, 2017

All these new tariffs will go live starting tomorrow i.e. October 19th. Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio has revised its tariff plans which will be effective from tomorrow, 19th October. There are two other packs with the same benefits priced at Rs. 52 and Rs. 98 and comes with one week and two weeks of validity respectively. Earlier, there used to be only two plans: Rs 309 for 60 GB and Rs 509 for 120 GB of data. (more...)
What Are Analysts Report About Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- October 19, 2017

First Long Island Investors Llc acquired 5,684 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. (MSFT)'s stock rose 4.75%. The stock ended last trade at $77.59 a share and the price is up more than 24.86% so far this year. It also reduced its holding in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 347 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,026 shares, and cut its stake in Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS). (more...)
MI man's social media dare with police obviously backfires MI man's social media dare with police obviously backfires
- October 18, 2017

That had Facebook posters across southeast MI emoting with words of forgiveness and hope for 21-year-old Michael Zaydel. "Great job Redford Police!" posted Erica Nienstedt Burris of Clarkston. Michael Zaydel is serving eight weeks in jail in which time he'll also have to pay fines or face spending another four weeks inside. On Monday, Redford Township Police Department posted an update, saying the man walked into the station around 6:30 p.m. (more...)
Lego sets release date for Women of NASA sets Lego sets release date for Women of NASA sets
- October 18, 2017

They include Nancy Grace Roman , an astronomer who helped develop the Hubble Space Telescope; Margaret Hamilton , a computer scientist who led development of onboard flight software for Apollo missions; Sally Ride , the first American woman in space; and Mae Jemison , the first African-American woman in space. (more...)
Activision's Controversial Patent Encourage Junior Players To Make More In-Game Purchases Activision's Controversial Patent Encourage Junior Players To Make More In-Game Purchases
- October 18, 2017

For example, with one of the larger patents , it notes that high skilled players would automatically be paired with low patent players in an effort to encourage them to buy stuff in order to keep up. The system can also drop players into matches that will make use of an in-game-related purchase, according to the patent . In this manner, microtransaction engine 128 may leverage the matchmaking abilities described herein to influence purchase decisions for game-related purchases. (more...)
WhatsApp adds location tracking in case you forget where you are
- October 18, 2017

However, attitudes towards location sharing have softened since the app was first introduced in 2011. To use Live Location, you open a chat with a person or group. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire. "All of those things inform how often we get location updates form your device, battery is really critical". (more...)
EA to Close Visceral, Rework Untitled Star Wars Project EA to Close Visceral, Rework Untitled Star Wars Project
- October 18, 2017

They're also trying to minimize job losses by moving "as numerous team as possible to other projects and teams at EA". The studio - best known for their critically and commercially successful Dead Space series as well as the recent Battlefield spinoff, Battlefield Hardline - has been making games under EA's label (originally as EA Redwood Shores) for nearly 20 years, and their latest project was an action-adventure title set within the original Star Wars trilogy. (more...)
Wolfenstein 2 launch trailer appears early with a call to arms Wolfenstein 2 launch trailer appears early with a call to arms
- October 18, 2017

Freedom fighter Grace interrupts the broadcast urging Americans under the Nazi regime to fight back as part of the resistance. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka "Terror-Billy", member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity's last hope for liberty. (more...)
Microsoft bug-tracking database was 'hacked by Wild Neutron gang'
- October 17, 2017

However, hackers were still able to use the information from the database to attacks on government and corporate systems in those days. Microsoft has declined to speak about the matter, beyond saying: "Our security teams actively monitor cyber threats to help us prioritize and take appropriate action to keep customers protected". (more...)
ZTE Axon M has two displays and costs $725 on AT&T ZTE Axon M has two displays and costs $725 on AT&T
- October 17, 2017

Under the hood, the Axon M isn't quite a flagship, but it's in the same ballpark. It has a metal frame and is thicker than your regular smartphone and heavier too at 230g. The Axon M runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Mirror Mode: Fold the device in Mirror mode and place it on a table for easy viewing from two separate sides. (more...)
Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the auto
- October 17, 2017

The latest of these is the Garmin Speak, and it finally brings Alexa right into your auto. Navigation instructions are played through the car's entertainment system via a Bluetooth or AUX connection, and the device affixes to the vehicle windshield using a magnetic mount. (more...)
Google's strongest security, for those who need it most
- October 17, 2017

Google has enabled this feature as an additional login mechanism on regular accounts for years, but Advanced Protection accounts are different because this is their only option. The company also said the new Security Checkup will evolve along with the rise of new threats, and in a world where cybercrime is on the increase, this should provide some reassurance to Google account holders. (more...)
Google Maps gets - and then loses Google Maps gets - and then loses
- October 17, 2017

As might be expected, it was critiqued by users that thought that the new feature was unnecessary and potentially harmful and took to the Internet to share their feelings about the matter. It's also unclear how accurate the calorie estimates are for individual users, considering the tool doesn't take into account factors like weight and height. (more...)
BSNL, Micromax launch Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone at Rs 2200 BSNL, Micromax launch Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone at Rs 2200
- October 17, 2017

Bharat-1 will be available in retail stores starting from this month's 20th. Connecting the last mile- to the Internet and relevant information - is an important part of the strategy for both BSNL and Micromax. BSNL says Bharat 1 will come packaged with the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile app pre-stacked on the gadget. BSNL, which operates across the country except Delhi and Mumbai, has around 98 million mobile subscribers. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Leaked, Photos And Specs Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Leaked, Photos And Specs
- October 17, 2017

Just like its predecessor, the new Galaxy Tab Active 2 is also a rugged Android tablet that Samsung claims is aimed at professionals working in tricky environments like construction sites. The company has also incorporated S Pen and Bixby in the tablet. Recently, Samsung has slashed the price of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in India. (more...)
Toyota reveals its whacky vision of the future Toyota reveals its whacky vision of the future
- October 17, 2017

Using this information, the vehicle will be able to take over driving responsibilities when necessary - after assessing the driver is too exhausted to drive safely, for example - and also interact with the driver and passengers. This includes the Concept-i Ride, which is a vehicle built to hold two people. The gullwing doors provide a large opening while sideways sliding chairs allow for easy access and the joystick also allows for more functionality that a conventional steering wheel. (more...)
Microsoft Has a New Surface Book to Take on Apple's MacBook Pro Microsoft Has a New Surface Book to Take on Apple's MacBook Pro
- October 17, 2017

Microsoft has conveniently included both a USB Type-A and USB Type-C port . This model can upgrade storage to up to 1TB and house a more-powerful Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU . There are no fans in the display, or huge batteries (at a press event, Microsoft claimed about 5 hours of battery life for the display alone, while Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Devices, claimed 17 hours with the base). (more...)
Polestar 1 OFFICIALLY revealed - and it IS a STUNNING 600bhp Volvo Coupe Polestar 1 OFFICIALLY revealed - and it IS a STUNNING 600bhp Volvo Coupe
- October 17, 2017

But 50 percent of the Polestar 1 is new and bespoke from Polestar's engineers, and Polestar's future role is as the technology spearhead. Still, to focus on the good stuff, it looks very much like the exceptional Volvo Concept Coupe , it comes with a 592bhp (600PS) Twin Engine Hybrid Drivetrain and four wheel drive. (more...)
Facebook acquires 'tbh' reportedly for $100 million
- October 17, 2017

When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions. You know what they say: If you can't bring the teens to Facebook, just ... According to TechCrunch , Facebook has reportedly paid $100 million for acquiring tbh, although the company hasn't given out any details. It is also in the buzz that now the four creators of the tbh app Bier, Erik Hazzard, Kyle Zaragoza and Nicolas Ducdodon - will join Facebook's ... (more...)
HTC U11 Plus Launch Possible At November 2nd Event
- October 17, 2017

Would you miss HTC if the firm disappeared from the smartphone arena? Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is planning to unveil a new smartphone next month. As per reports, HTC U11 Life is going to be a mid-range smartphone, which will be offered in standard and an Android One variant. (more...)
Google Photos Can Recognize Your Pets Now Google Photos Can Recognize Your Pets Now
- October 17, 2017

If you have a bunch of photos of your furry friends, you now have the oppawtunity to see them all in one place in Google Photos. You can also label them by name, which will let you search quickly to find the ideal snapshot of your pet. This makes it even easier to create albums, movies, or even a photo book of your pet. (Though we all know every photo you take of them is ideal.) Google has also allowed for search by breed as well as animal emoji. (more...)
CD Projekt Red On Crunch Criticisms: 'Not For Everyone' CD Projekt Red On Crunch Criticisms: 'Not For Everyone'
- October 16, 2017

CD Projekt RED confirmed that there have been some departures, however those departures are not endangering its projects. And also, you can reasonably infer from the statement , a lot of long hours and hard work. And after some negative reviews on Glassdoor , CD Projekt RED chose to let everyone know about the progress and current status of its cyberpunk title. (more...)
Microsoft built tree houses in the woods for its employees Microsoft built tree houses in the woods for its employees
- October 16, 2017

The tree houses are built in living trees, with squirrels, birds and the occasional pine cone dropping into the working spaces. The only incoming source of light is a round skylight that allows, "just a bubble of blue" and is more of a "Hobbit than headquarters", the company says. (more...)
Faulty airbags sees Mercedes recall 400000 cars in UK
- October 16, 2017

It added that "in rare circumstances" a vehicle "could inadvertently deploy the driver's airbag". Also, if the wiring isn't correctly earthed, the airbag could deploy. Motorists are advised the cars are safe to drive under normal conditions, but owners are warned to contact their dealership or Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance on 00800 1777 7777 if a red airbag warning light appears on the dashboard. (more...)