Sci-tech


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Korean Communications Satellite on Monday
- October 30, 2017

SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station will be a big one, slated for launch on December 4, even as the company marches toward an impressive total of 19 or 20 launches before the end of 2017. The mission is to deliver the company's Koreasat-5A satellite, which will provide broadband communications services to KT SAT's customers. Its first stage successfully returned from space and set down on a landing platform floating in the Pacific Ocean as the second ... (more...)
NASA releases playlist of spooky space sounds for Halloween NASA releases playlist of spooky space sounds for Halloween
- October 30, 2017

For example, some haunting screeching and roaring was produced when Juno crossed into Jupiter's formidable magnetic field - the protective shield that screens the planet from the blasting winds of our home star. The radio waves from Saturn are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. But in audio captured by the probe, the eerie tones sound similar to those converted from data on Earth's northern lights. (more...)
Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch's latest creation Ghost of Tsushima is Sucker Punch's latest creation
- October 30, 2017

At Paris Games Week 2017, Sucker Punch put those questions to rest by officially announcing Ghost of Tsushima , which is a brand new IP from the developer. Players take up the role of a lone surviving samurai who must use the way of the Ghost to take back his land. With the Mongol Empire invading the island of Tsushima, you must take the fight to them to secure the freedom of Japan. (more...)
YouTube TV is coming to Xbox One YouTube TV is coming to Xbox One
- October 30, 2017

There's now no set release date, but Google says YouTube TV on Xbox One and other devices will land in "the next few days". YouTube TV , the online video giant's live-TV subscription streaming service, is rolling out a new app for over-the-top streaming TV devices. (more...)
Google to develop update to eliminate Pixel 2 noises Google to develop update to eliminate Pixel 2 noises
- October 30, 2017

SMS Connect sounds like a step in the right direction, but Google still has a long way to go before it's figured out a real solution to messaging and making Chrome OS a more full-featured operating system. Chris Lacy's popular launcher alternative, Action Launcher , has seen a lot of great updates over the years, and in its latest update, it's picking up one of the Pixel 2's new features . (more...)
Apple's market share grows in China with Huawei leading the way Apple's market share grows in China with Huawei leading the way
- October 30, 2017

Smartphone shipments grew sharply in the world's now second largest market between July and September 2017, but China just reported its second consecutive year-on-year decline, nonetheless comfortably topping India as the mobile industry's single busiest country. (more...)
Ferrari FXX-K Evo confirmed as real Ferrari FXX-K Evo confirmed as real
- October 30, 2017

The FXX-K EVO is available as an "extremely limited-run model" and as an upgrade package for customers with existing XX cars. That's not to say the FXX-K Evo doesn't owe a lot to various racing series. After over a year's testing and refinement in simulations and the wind tunnel, downforce produced is comparable to that of a GT3 or GTE racer. In fact, it now generates almost as much downforce as Ferrari's GT racing models, with over 1,800 pounds of aerodynamic grip produced at top speed. (more...)
Airtel launches another Reliance JioPhone rival, Celkon Smart 4G Airtel launches another Reliance JioPhone rival, Celkon Smart 4G
- October 30, 2017

Airtel did not state about the VoLTE availability in Hyderabad though. Both the companies will collaborate to launch a 4G smartphone which will be known as Celkon Smart 4G smartphone. 1,000. At the time of purchase, you will have to pay Rs. 2,849 out of which Rs. 1,500 will be refunded to you in 36 months. Then in another 18 months, you have to recharge the phone with Rs. (more...)
Google responds to emoji cheeseburger debate Google responds to emoji cheeseburger debate
- October 30, 2017

However, this will only happen if people can agree on the correct way to order the ingredients. The tweet was quick to go viral, mustering up over 27,000 likes and manage to catch the attention of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Even if Pichai was serious in his Tweet, it's going to be hard to come to an agreement as to how the cheeseburger emoji should be arranged. With all the bad news that we usually read on Twitter, we sometimes need a break and focus on fun, "real" issues like emojis and ... (more...)
The world's oldest-known tsunami victim The world's oldest-known tsunami victim
- October 29, 2017

An ancient skull dating back more than 6,000 years may have belonged to the earliest known human victim of a tsunami, scientists say. A human skull was discovered in Papua New Guinea. An analysis of the area revealed large amounts of diatoms. "We also employed chemistry and examined the size of sediment grains", finding they were indicative of a tsunami, said anthropologist-archaeologist Mark Golitko of the University of Notre Dame in IN and the Field Museum in Chicago. (more...)
Hubble Discovers A Giant Boiling Planet Where It Quite Literally 'Snows' Sunscreen Hubble Discovers A Giant Boiling Planet Where It Quite Literally 'Snows' Sunscreen
- October 29, 2017

The latest discovery from Nasa's Hubble telescope hints at the presence of titanium oxide - the active ingredient found in most sunscreen lotions - in the atmospheric snow of hot exoplanet Kepler-13Ab. Kepler-13Ab is also one of the hottest known planets, with a dayside temperature of almost 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. These kinds of observations provide insight into the complexity of weather and atmospheric composition on exoplanets, and may someday be applicable to analyzing Earth-size ... (more...)
EA to Host Virtual World Cup Along Side IRL One EA to Host Virtual World Cup Along Side IRL One
- October 29, 2017

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 was released across various gaming platforms on September 29th, but despite improvements from the previous year, there were a number of flaws to the game that players picked up on. There are multiple qualification categories for the Global Series. FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cups: These mass entry tournaments kickoff first through the popular FUT Champions mode - The EA Game mode that makes FIFA a full-time passion.The top ... (more...)
This company is giving Unlimited Data and Calling for only Rs.181 This company is giving Unlimited Data and Calling for only Rs.181
- October 28, 2017

Vodafone India has announced a new short-duration plan that offers unlimited calling and 500 MB data at Rs. 69 with 7 days of validity. The two new packs are now available for users in Delhi & NCR, but there's no word if they will be available in other telecom circles at the moment. (more...)
Maruti Suzuki net profit rises 3.4 per cent during July-September 2017 Maruti Suzuki net profit rises 3.4 per cent during July-September 2017
- October 28, 2017

Bhargava said, "We will make electric vehicles, but won't be able to give a definite timeline on when it will happen". The company said it expects a double-digit growth for the remainder of the financial year. The operating profit increased by 16 percent while the net profit increased by 3.8 percent due to lower non-operating income as the yields on investments were lower compared to previous year, and some impact of commodities and advertisement expenses, and increase in effective tax rates. (more...)
Paris Games Week: 7 NEW PS4 announcements coming from Sony on Monday Paris Games Week: 7 NEW PS4 announcements coming from Sony on Monday
- October 28, 2017

If you're looking forward to Sony Interactive Entertainment's Media Briefing on Monday from Paris, today the house of PS4 dropped a juicy tease . Be sure to check in with us as we'll cover any noteworthy announcements for the upcoming Sony conference. (more...)
Leicester City name Claude Puel as new manager Leicester City name Claude Puel as new manager
- October 28, 2017

He said: "For me it's a great club and a fantastic opportunity". Said Leicester's vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha: "When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the club forward and Claude Puel was a flawless fit". (more...)
VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) — Yesterday Stock's Trend VEREIT, Inc. (VER), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) — Yesterday Stock's Trend
- October 27, 2017

Average Revenue Estimate of the company for the current Fiscal Quarter is $30.1 Billion, according to consensus of 6 analysts. The NASDAQ Composite slipped 0.5 percent to 6,563.89. A high degree of volume indicates a lot of interest in a stock. The stock received analysts' mean target price of $3.50. Momentum is the rate of the rise or fall in price. (more...)
Steam's new Curator update aims to make it more useful for everyone
- October 27, 2017

As for curators, "One of the pieces of feedback we received", says Valve, "was that they felt it needed to be more rewarding and meaningful for a Curator to spend the time it takes to build and maintain their curation". Curators who are selected to use the features in the update will provide Steam with feedback on the tool's functionality, and are "free to share their thoughts publicly, so you may see some screenshots or write-ups from these Curators as they explore the new features and ... (more...)
We might be seeing our first 'interstellar' visitor We might be seeing our first 'interstellar' visitor
- October 27, 2017

An illustration of a comet passing close to the sun. For the first time, the scientists have spotted a visitor from interstellar space in the solar system . On Sept. 2, it crossed the ecliptic plane inside of Mercury's orbit and made its closest approach to the sun a week later. With the Sun's gravity pulling it, A/2017 U1 then made a quick U-turn, passing beneath Earth's orbit at a distance of 15 million miles (24 million km) before speeding back above the ecliptic. (more...)
A Google engineer said about the spying iPhone users A Google engineer said about the spying iPhone users
- October 27, 2017

You should certainly think twice before installing a new app on your iPhone . Luckily, you can stop the surreptitious data collection without resorting to never taking a photo again. In order to help jump-start the industrial internet , Apple and General Electric have released new app-making tools to help connect power plants and other industrial equipment to the Internet using GE's Predix platform. (more...)
Mandy Moore met fiance through social media Mandy Moore met fiance through social media
- October 27, 2017

She noted, "I see my own family reflected in some ways". 'We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Us Magazine shared the news that Mandy Moore is now speaking out about the fact that getting married isn't the only thing going on with her. (more...)
Keybank National Association OH Lowers Holdings in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)
- October 27, 2017

The SI to Kmg Chemicals Incorporated's float is 2.1%. Over the past week, shares are 0.43%. It is down 169.63% since October 25, 2016 and is uptrending. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $78.0 target. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold" on Wednesday, October 18. The company has market cap of $104.40 million. (more...)
Nokia 8 Android Oreo Beta update now rolling Nokia 8 Android Oreo Beta update now rolling
- October 27, 2017

In other words, Nokia 8 got beta Android 8, which is already available to download for everyone who wants to participate in testing on a free basis. To become Android 8.0 Oreo beta tester, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 users will have to head to the Nokia phone beta labs page , and sign up with their Google accounts. (more...)
Kerala CPI-M secretarys yatra in luxury auto sparks row Kerala CPI-M secretarys yatra in luxury auto sparks row
- October 27, 2017

CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said the party would probe the incident in which the auto of an accused in a gold smuggling case was arranged for his travel when the Jana Jagratha Yatra reached Koduvally in the district. It also exposed the "real friends" of the ruling party, he said. Hitting out at the CPI-M, IUML state secretary M C Mayin Haji said the auto belonged to a person accused of attempting to smuggle gold through the Karipur Airport. (more...)
British security minister says North Korea was behind WannaCry hack on NHS British security minister says North Korea was behind WannaCry hack on NHS
- October 27, 2017

The UK department of health was warned about the risks of a cyberattack a year before WannaCry was even on the radar, and although it had been working to upgrade security protocols it didn't formally respond with a written report until July 2017. (more...)