Sci-tech


Carbon emissions back on the rise Carbon emissions back on the rise
- November 13, 2017

Yang Fuqiang, senior adviser for the NRDC China Program, said the eventual carbon emissions of 2017 could be lower than forecast, as authorities have put on a large-scale production curb on industries such as steel and cement to combat air pollution during winter months. (more...)
Xbox One X first week sales equal those of Nintendo Switch Xbox One X first week sales equal those of Nintendo Switch
- November 13, 2017

Given that the Xbox One X did not launch with a new game created to show it off at its best, these sales are impressive for a mid-generation update. The figures have also revealed that the Project Scorpio edition of the console achieved the most sales, while Call of Duty: WW2 was the top-selling Xbox One game in the new console's launch week. (more...)
Another Pixel 2 XL problem, this one with touch panel edge response Another Pixel 2 XL problem, this one with touch panel edge response
- November 13, 2017

Washington D.C [US] Nov 11: The recent bug in Google's latest offerings, Pixel 2 and 2 XL prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones. If the problem does lie with the hardware itself, then it would a much bigger headache for both Google and the consumers. Indeed this seems fishy and as the source reports it is to do with accidental touch protection logic. (more...)
Tekken 7 getting Final Fantasy XV's Noctis Lucis Caelum
- November 13, 2017

The Tekken 7 World Tour Finals took place on November 12, with Tekken teasing a surprise announcement at 10:30 p.m. ET. The game is now available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. (more...)
Rarely seen 'living fossil' frilled shark caught off Algarve coast Rarely seen 'living fossil' frilled shark caught off Algarve coast
- November 13, 2017

Scientists from Portugal's Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have dubbed the catch a " living fossil ", after using techniques to identify the animal that indicates the species dates back nearly 80 million years. The reason people are not much aware about this freaky creature is because of its rare contact with human as it lives deep down the oceans, off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand and Australia. (more...)
Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone, Redmi Note 4, gets a price cut in India
- November 13, 2017

Although it is now out-of-stock, it has been listed on Flipkart for Rs 8,999. The 2GB RAM, 16GB storage version of the Redmi Note 4 , however, seems out of stock on Flipkart but can still be purchased from Mi.com/in. If returning after 9 to 12 months the user will get up to Rs 4,700 discounted on the next device. The smartphone comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera, while there is a 5MP front facing camera for selfies. (more...)
Google To Remove Apps Using Accessibility Services For Other Purposes Google To Remove Apps Using Accessibility Services For Other Purposes
- November 13, 2017

There are some apps which use Google's Accessibility Services such as LastPass , Universal Copy , Clipboard Actions, Cerberus , Tasker and Network Monitor Mini. In effect, if you have an app installed, but it's rarely referenced, its cache will become marked as technically unimportant, automatically freeing up the space it was hogging. (more...)
Louisiana man reportedly detained for trying to enter North Korea Louisiana man reportedly detained for trying to enter North Korea
- November 13, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Xi have also agreed to deepen cooperation between the two countries on North Korea , Abe said on Saturday after meeting Xi. McMaster welcomed the Sino-ROK detente, but he also hinted at US concern over South Korea's possible decoupling from American-led security structures, saying that he does regard the three no's as "definitive" in terms of official policy", the article said. (more...)
Samsung launches Exynos 9810 chip with 3rd-gen custom CPU cores
- November 13, 2017

The Galaxy A5 (2018) should be revealed in January alongside its bigger sibling the Galaxy A7 (2018). Samsung's " Exynos 9810 " chip is the successor to its first Exynos 9 series chip - the 8895 which powers flagsip devices like Galaxy S8 and Note 8. (more...)
Nepal stun India in ACC Under-19 Asia Cup 2017 Nepal stun India in ACC Under-19 Asia Cup 2017
- November 12, 2017

Nepal finally overcame the Indian hurdle in its sixth attempt. Nepal stunned defending champions India on the third day of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur . Sandip Lamichhane and Kamal had one each to them. India won the toss and opted to bowl first, and managed to bowl out the associate team for a lowly 185. (more...)
Brennan Says It's 'Puzzling' Why Trump Keeps Downplaying Russia Interference Brennan Says It's 'Puzzling' Why Trump Keeps Downplaying Russia Interference
- November 12, 2017

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday the Obama administration's response to Russian election interference during the 2016 election cycle was "appropriate", saying there were reasons for the White House's discretion at the time. (more...)
Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November
- November 12, 2017

The close pairing of the two brightest planets is known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction. Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get the best views of the phenomenon, with those in Britain likely to get an especially clear view. Neither planet will have risen for observers on the U.S. East Coast by then - that won't happen for another few hours, at about 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT). (more...)
HPV jab means women only need 3 cervical screens in a lifetime HPV jab means women only need 3 cervical screens in a lifetime
- November 12, 2017

Find out about some of the issues women with learning disabilities face when they have a cervical screening test. The researchers emphasize that the huge number of women is on the threshold of the age of the zone from 30 to 60 years - a period when the threat of cervical cancer to the maximum. (more...)
South Park: Phone Destroyer Launches Today, Accompanied by Launch Trailer South Park: Phone Destroyer Launches Today, Accompanied by Launch Trailer
- November 11, 2017

The free-to-play role-playing card game lets you play as some of the most well known characters from the animated series, including Kenny, Eric, Kyle and Stan. Before you get into the action, however, you're presented with a familiar sight-albeit with a few differences to account for this being a free-to-play, microtransaction-based game. (more...)
Padmavati: What can Sanjay Leela Bhansali do for a no-protest release? Padmavati: What can Sanjay Leela Bhansali do for a no-protest release?
- November 11, 2017

But looks like a good news has come for the team of Padmavati as the Home Minister of the state has assured that the film will release in Rajasthan. I have already rejected this claim and also given written proof of this. It can be easily said that the fans will not be disappointed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali as this is exactly the spectacle which is expected from the ace director . (more...)
Alphabet's Project Loon delivers internet service to 100000 people in Puerto Rico Alphabet's Project Loon delivers internet service to 100000 people in Puerto Rico
- November 10, 2017

A significant portion of Puerto Rico, still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria , is still without cell tower reception, with the Federal Communications Commission reporting earlier today that almost 44 percent of Puerto Rico cell sites are still out of service. (more...)
Nintendo to Drastically Increase Switch Production Nintendo to Drastically Increase Switch Production
- November 10, 2017

In other words, the Switch could beat the Wii U in under a year with a big holiday marketing push, and in all likelihood it'll eclipse it early in 2018. Nomura Securities analyst Junko Yamamura, the outlet says, predicts the console will sell "115.8 million units by March 2023". Nintendo had already said that it would be increasing expected shipments in this fiscal year as well during its last financial briefing on October 31. (more...)
Just Dial off day's high post clarification Just Dial off day's high post clarification
- November 10, 2017

Just Dial was trading 13.86 per cent up at Rs 522 around 9.35 am (IST) on BSE . The intra-day gains settled at 9% reaching a share price of $7.6 (INR 500.30). In its Q2FY18 earning report Just Dial has reported a Traffic (Unique Visitors) of 105 million, up 37.1 per cent YoY and 4.5 per cent QoQ. An acquisition of Just Dial will help Google get a huge database of small businesses in India that can be incorporated into its Maps app. (more...)
Chinese search engine Sogou up 4% following IPO
- November 10, 2017

Newly listed shares of search engine Sogou Inc. rose in their NY trading debut after pricing at the top of their range, as investors were enticed by the company's close ties to internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Sogou brought in $597.2 million in revenue for 2016. Founded more than a decade ago, the company operates in an online search market dominated by Baidu Inc., which reported a $1.2 billion profit on $3.53 billion in revenue in its latest reporting quarter. (more...)
Bungie details Xbox One X enhancements for Destiny 2 Bungie details Xbox One X enhancements for Destiny 2
- November 10, 2017

Bungie noted that Destiny 2 would run at adaptive 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro but did not mention adaptive resolution (also known as dynamic resolution) when talking about the Xbox One X . Now a couple of months after the game's initial launch on consoles, Bungie has finally revealed how it plans to enhance Destiny 2 on Xbox One X . The price is a bit steep for some people as it costs $499. (more...)
"Harry Potter" Version of Pokémon Go Debuts
- November 10, 2017

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be the first title published by Portkey Games, a new division within WB Games devoted to creating video games based on characters and locations from J.K. But the game, Niantic said, will also provide "an opportunity to pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics". Today, we've received a press release from Warner Bros. (more...)
Oil prices hit two-year high following Saudi corruption crackdown Oil prices hit two-year high following Saudi corruption crackdown
- November 10, 2017

The arrests came hours after an anti-corruption committee, under Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, was formed by a royal decree. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was down 20 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $57.15 a barrel. -After Tuesday's settlement, the American Petroleum Institute's reading of USA oil inventories showed a smaller decline last week than is expected from the government's reading on Wednesday. (more...)
Apple has an AR headset in the pipeline Apple has an AR headset in the pipeline
- November 10, 2017

Apple's team has used HTC Vive headsets as it works to develop a prototype for its own headset. It has been reported that the augmented reality team is being led by Mike Rockwell, former engineer at Dolby Labs. The device will be coming with rOS or "reality operating system" which may be based on iOS. In addition to rOS, the headset could run a chip of its own. (more...)
Egerton Capital UK LLP Takes Position in Match Group, Inc. (MTCH) Egerton Capital UK LLP Takes Position in Match Group, Inc. (MTCH)
- November 10, 2017

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on MTCH . The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.83. "( MTCH )" was first published by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. (more...)
How to get started with Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2 How to get started with Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2
- November 09, 2017

A fix was said to be just around the corner, and sure enough: Apple has just sent out a patch that fixes that rando-replacement once and for all. iOS 11 .1.1 is now available, with this fix marked as the flagship feature. When you request money from someone using Apple Pay Cash , the recipient of the message can tap Pay on the message and either change or confirm the amount before making payment. (more...)