Sci-tech


Russian born on Mars? Boy claims he was a Martian Russian born on Mars? Boy claims he was a Martian
- November 08, 2017

There are lots of insane people walking around on our planet, and even if they honestly believe some of the things they say - that the Earth is flat, or a mysterious hidden planet is going to slam into the Earth - they're not really worth listening to. (more...)
Near term Outlook For Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)
- November 07, 2017

Vetr downgraded Sirius XM Holdings from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $6.06 price target for the company.in a research note on Monday, July 31st. The figure allows investors to understand how effectively Sirius XM Holdings Inc .is able to convert its money into net income. The firm had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.37 billion. (more...)
Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280
- November 07, 2017

The first sentence of this article about Twitter was written in 140 characters, so we can show what has always been the top length of a tweet. It is not yet clear how this method got past Twitter's automatic link shortening tools, but the tweet was treated just the same as if it were sending out a standard, reasonablysized URL. (more...)
You can name New Horizons' next target
- November 07, 2017

The space agency is asking all earthlings to help come up with a new nickname for the ancient Kuiper Belt object before the New Horizons spacecraft makes its flyby. At frontierworlds.seti.org, you can offer a suggested nickname or vote for one of the nominations that has already been received. The nomination guidelines are pretty broad, though - although no political, religious, or commercial suggestions are going to be accepted. (more...)
NVIDIA Announce Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition NVIDIA Announce Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition
- November 07, 2017

These new Star Wars collector's edition GPUs pay homage to the light side/dark side dichotomy, and contain hints of the Star Wars galaxy, such as the hilt of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and light panels reminiscent of the Death Star. Nvidia says it took over a year to ideal each version. Other than their appearance, the collector's edition cards are the same as the vanilla Titan Xp with 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz, and 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4Gbps. (more...)
Marvel Comics legend Brian Michael Bendis signs exclusive deal with DC Comics Marvel Comics legend Brian Michael Bendis signs exclusive deal with DC Comics
- November 07, 2017

The news that Bendis, who has critically-acclaimed stints on Daredevil , Spider-Man and Alias to his name, is leaving will no doubt be encouraging for DC fans. While Bendis is well-known, he also has a number of detractors. He also tends to be overly talky, to the point that his comics can feel like exposition dumps and his characters can sound alike. (more...)
You Can Grab Watch Dogs For Free On Uplay Starting Tomorrow
- November 07, 2017

The company has announced that it is giving away the original Watch Dogs game to all Uplay subscribers. But right now the site returns a server error when you attempt to get in. It's got to be through Ubisoft's own games platform, Uplay. Centering around a skilled hacker named Aiden Pearce, set in a near future Chicago, the originally Watch Dogs was met with mixed reviews . (more...)
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition tries to take over the world
- November 07, 2017

The Amazon Fire TV basic edition will start shipping tomorrow according to Amazon, and will reportedly come with free shipping. The Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet is regularly $99.99 and is only $69.99 right now at Amazon.com HERE! Performance The streaming media player comes with a quad-core processor and 1 GB of memory for a fast and fluid streaming experience, as well as 8 GB of storage for apps and games. (more...)
IPhone X scores 97 points in DxOMark, misses the top slot IPhone X scores 97 points in DxOMark, misses the top slot
- November 07, 2017

The iPhone X has a similar dual-camera setup to the iPhone 8 Plus; there are two 12-megapixel camera sensors - one with a wide-angle f/1.8 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS). Compared with the iPhone 8 Plus, DxOMark reports that the iPhone X does better in terms of exposure, colour, texture, noise, and artefacts. The iPhone X is capable of shooting 4K footage at 60fps, but DxOMark performed all the tests at the default 1080p at 30fps. (more...)
Got The Apple 'i' Glitch? Here's How To Fix It Got The Apple 'i' Glitch? Here's How To Fix It
- November 07, 2017

It is not clear why it only affects some users on iOS 11.1 and not others. Users will have to wait until Apple releases more information regarding a permanent bug fix for this problem. In the meantime, the company suggested a temporary fix through its official support page. You need to go to Settings General Keyboard Text Replacement, and then tap + in the Text Replacement window. (more...)
Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Revealed - it's NOT a Hybrid Huracan Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Revealed - it's NOT a Hybrid Huracan
- November 07, 2017

The days of fuel-hungry supercars appears to be almost over as the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini begin to release and experiment with hybrid and fully electric vehicles (EVs) that vastly outshine their predecessors in acceleration. The brand is said to be experimenting with supercapacitors which way ditch batteries all together, and it is working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop body panels that can store enough energy to power the vehicle. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399 Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399
- November 07, 2017

According to leaked documents spotted by GizChina , the Honor V10 sports Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 chipset, the same one found in the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro . The Huawei Mate 10 Lite sports a 5.9-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS FullView display , along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). (more...)
What Can Fool Your iPhone X's Face ID? Probably Your Brother What Can Fool Your iPhone X's Face ID? Probably Your Brother
- November 07, 2017

Once you have done that, set up Face ID again. The TrueDepth camera is at the root of some of the most controversial elements of the iPhone X, its presence forcing the notched display and ousting the apparently beloved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, for example. (more...)
Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip with Top Trump Campaign Officials
- November 07, 2017

Trump and a desire to work together toward devising better solutions in response to the vast range of current global problems". Court documents show that there was a March 31, 2016, "national security meeting" in Washington , D.C., involving candidate Trump and other advisors, where Papadopoulos explained that he had connections to the Russian government and he offered to "help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and [Russian] President Putin". (more...)
RCom to sell DTH business to Veecon Media
- November 07, 2017

As part of the deal, Veecon will retain almost 500 employees of RBTV. "For the time being, no payment of interest and/or principal is being made to any lenders and / or bondholders of RCOM ", said the telco in a regulatory filing on Monday evening. (more...)
Rex May Have Used Petite Arms for 'Vicious Slashing' Rex May Have Used Petite Arms for 'Vicious Slashing'
- November 07, 2017

Steven Stanley from the University of Hawaii in Manoa believes that's not the case and that these tiny arms were actually among the dinosaur's ruthless weapons. (5) The humoral head was part of an unusual quasi-ball-and-socket joint that would have provided considerable mobility for slashing. In fact, the wounds it could inflict with a single swipe of its pint-sized arms could have been as long as three feet, and several inches deep, which would be enough to cause massive bleeding and ... (more...)
Fake WhatsApp Gets Downloaded Over 1 Million Times On Google Play Store Fake WhatsApp Gets Downloaded Over 1 Million Times On Google Play Store
- November 06, 2017

According to Mashable, the hoaxers used the exact name " WhatsApp Inc." replacing the space with a special unicode character, a "Space", that looks like a space. As Motherboard noted , Avast researcher Nikolaos Chrysaidos pointed out that it was downloaded at least 1 million times. Experts warned that the malicious apps can take control of devices without the user's knowledge. (more...)
IPhone X could be Apple's most fragile handset ever IPhone X could be Apple's most fragile handset ever
- November 06, 2017

The iPhone X is "the most breakable iPhone ever", according to SquareTrade, an extended warranty company which has conducted drop tests on the newest iPhone model. That said, it could be that the iPhone X is one expensive accident waiting to happen. Repairability: SquareTrade's Master Technician noted that the iPhone X has a thinner, more costly OLED screen that's more expensive to replace, a smaller logic board, multiple cables, and a split battery that's more hard to remove. (more...)
StarCraft II Is Going Free-to-Play StarCraft II Is Going Free-to-Play
- November 06, 2017

Blizzard is rewarding you with a free skin for the Ghost unit and three new multiplayer portraits. Once he got warmed up in the grand final against SoO, he showed the world he deserved the title of WCS Global Champion with a 4-2 series win. (more...)
United Kingdom auto sales fall for seventh consecutive month
- November 06, 2017

The industry body said auto registrations dropped 12.2% year-on-year to 158,192 last month - the second double-digit decline this year. The organisation blamed a fall in consumer confidence for the drop in demand. While the SMMT's loyalty to diesel is understandable, Alex Buttle, an industry expert at comparison website Motorway.co.uk, wondered if it was a lost cause as consumers were not listening to rhetoric about cleaner diesel models. (more...)
AMD, Intel Team Up To Take On Nvidia In Gaming Laptops AMD, Intel Team Up To Take On Nvidia In Gaming Laptops
- November 06, 2017

The collaboration is a showcase for some new Intel tech that allows for smaller, more power-efficient chips. AMD's VP and GM of RTG, Scott Herkelman, added a statement of his own: "Our collaboration with Intel expands the installed base for AMD Radeon GPUs and brings to market a differentiated solution for high-performance graphics". (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII's social hub is empty because of connectivity problems Call of Duty: WWII's social hub is empty because of connectivity problems
- November 06, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII launched on Friday and already, it has become the series' best launch in the last three years. High player volume since launch has caused connectivity problems across all platforms, and one of the fixes has been to make Headquarters a solo experience for now, Sledgehammer Games said yesterday. (more...)
Sony Rolls Out New PlayStation Rewards Program in the United States Sony Rolls Out New PlayStation Rewards Program in the United States
- November 06, 2017

A new section to the Rewards Passes page over at Sony that started appearing in late last week lists silver, gold and platinum trophies as milestones you can fulfill to earn points. Unfortunately for global gamers, the part of the Sony Rewards program that allows trophies to be exchanged for points is now limited to players in the United States. (more...)
Vodafone now offers free outgoing roaming calls with Rs. 349 plan
- November 06, 2017

To review, Jio's Rs 399 plan has been redone as of late. In contrast, Jio offers 70-day validity, 1GB data daily, unlimited calls, free roaming and SMSes, and access to Jio apps with its Rs. The fight against Jio's cheap data and call plans is on. Airtel Rs 448 plan also competes with Jio's Rs 399 plan. Some of Reliance Jio's prepaid recharge plans are a major hit among customers. (more...)
Nokia 5 With 3GB Of RAM Launched In India At ₹13499 Nokia 5 With 3GB Of RAM Launched In India At ₹13499
- November 06, 2017

Apart from the change in the RAM , the other specifications and features of the Nokia 5 will be the same. The new variant will also be available in the country via all leading offline retail outlets starting from November 14. Nokia 5 is listed on Flipkart with some offers. In terms of design, the Nokia 5 sports a seamless aluminium 6000 series body and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, that is housed underneath the physical home button of the device. (more...)