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ZenFone Max Plus M1 ZenFone Max Plus M1
- Ноября 29, 2017

The price and the availability of the new smartphone are not yet known. But, unlike the Pegasus 4S device, this Zenfone Max Plus (M1 ) phone is launched in the global markets including worldwide ones, as reported here. The device will feature Android Nougat with ZenUI on top of it. Asus has also added a Face Unlock mode. The smartphone sports a dual-camera setup at the rear with the combination 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. (more...)
HDMI 2.1 is finally here, and it has support for 10K resolution HDMI 2.1 is finally here, and it has support for 10K resolution
- Ноября 29, 2017

It can also work with higher refresh rates, specifically at 4K (120Hz) and 8K (60Hz). One obvious application is for gamers. The latest specification is ready for the future of display hardware, namely very high resolution ranging up to a huge 10K. (more...)
Waymo's self-driving cars have traveled 4 million miles on public roads Waymo's self-driving cars have traveled 4 million miles on public roads
- Ноября 29, 2017

The Alphabet-owned company that began life as Google's self-driving auto project around a decade ago now has 4 million miles driven autonomously on roads. Now the collective odometer has notched up an incredible 4 million self-driving miles on public roads in 23 cities across the United States, making a Waymo auto the world's most experience driver. (more...)
Is there a Bearish outlook for NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) this week? Is there a Bearish outlook for NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) this week?
- Ноября 29, 2017

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $127.44B company. Hanseatic Management Services Inc increased its stake in Cognex Corporation (CGNX) by 86.68% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Waterloo Region's apartment rental vacancy rate falls below 2% Waterloo Region's apartment rental vacancy rate falls below 2%
- Ноября 29, 2017

A report commissioned by the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario found that at least 1,000 planned rental units in Ontario have been cancelled or switched to condos since the expanded rent control rules were introduced. High home purchase prices also kept younger households in the rental market longer as they saved for down payments, said Durango. The primary (also known as purpose-built) rental market, consists of occupied units in privately initiated, purpose-built rental ... (more...)
Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders
- Ноября 29, 2017

Each new tab looks like you're starting something new in a browser, including often-used websites, apps and documents. Given that since Windows 3.1 we have been used to overlapping application windows the move is very significant, but it is, of course, notable that these days a huge amount of work is being done in web pages, and like the Office Ribbon this may be a feature we come to love in the end. (more...)
Bezos a $100 bn man as Amazon rises on cyber shopping Bezos a $100 bn man as Amazon rises on cyber shopping
- Ноября 29, 2017

Based on the share price, Seattle-based Amazon had a market value of some $576.3 billion. The 53-year-old businessman was able to make the climb after Amazon shares jumped more than 2 percent on Friday and online holiday sales (Thanksgiving and Black Friday) increased by more than 18 percent compared with last year. (more...)
2017's Only Supermoon Is Happening This Weekend. Here's How to See it 2017's Only Supermoon Is Happening This Weekend. Here's How to See it
- Ноября 29, 2017

The biggest Super Full Moon this year will occur on Sunday, December 3, and will be visible from 6pm onward in Thailand, a leading astronomer said on Tuesday. ET. Space.com wrote that this event will be visible to people in Seattle, WA, at 6:09 a.m. The November Full Beaver Moon reached about 227,000 miles from earth, while the expected Full Cold Moon that will take place the beginning of December will be about 222,443 miles from Earth. (more...)
West Brom expecting biggest gate of the season for Newcastle game West Brom expecting biggest gate of the season for Newcastle game
- Ноября 29, 2017

Newcastle had offered little in attack and a second West Brom goal looked to be the end of their chances, but skipper Clark rose unmarked at a corner three minutes after Field's strike to head in a response. Pardew, who has been out of the game since being sacked by Palace in December 2016 , is expected to sign a deal until 2020. "I can't split the sides and expect them to share the spoils". (more...)
Bungie Cancels the Final Destiny 2 Rise of Osiris Livestream Bungie Cancels the Final Destiny 2 Rise of Osiris Livestream
- Ноября 29, 2017

Destiny 2's player base is having something of a crisis of confidence in Bungie at the moment. Look to the blog on Wednesday for statements on what comes next. Despite the strong language and feeling involved, I think it demonstrates that the Destiny 2 fanbase has thought long, hard and well about the game rather than had a kneejerk reaction to change and new systems. (more...)
Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords
- Ноября 29, 2017

The security flaw isn't too much of a big deal, though, as one would need physical access to your device in order to get unauthorized administrative access to your device. Apple is generally good about patching issues like this quickly but for now, machines will remain vulnerable until they can push any updates. Note that disabling the root user does not fix this, as you'll still be able to bypass it. (more...)
Bacteria Found on Hull of International Space Station Bacteria Found on Hull of International Space Station
- Ноября 28, 2017

Shkaplerov told the Russian news agency TASS that cosmonauts collected the bacteria by swabbing the outside of the space station during space walks years ago. The December 4 launch will be SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply mission to the space station for NASA. It's unclear exactly how the researchers were able to differentiate between terrestrial bacteria and the alien bacteria that appeared within the same samples. (more...)
Flight of slaps at IGI airport as woman denied boarding Flight of slaps at IGI airport as woman denied boarding
- Ноября 28, 2017

The woman had booked the 5am Delhi-Ahmedabad Air India flight 019 but reached the boarding gate just as it had closed. An Air India official reportedly said that the issue has been resolved "resolved with the help of security and police". (more...)
Origami-inspired artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers Origami-inspired artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers
- Ноября 28, 2017

The study will be published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS ). "We were very surprised by how strong the [muscles] were", said Daniela Rus, a senior author on the paper . The team experimented with different skeletal shapes to create muscles that contract to 10 percent of their original size, and complete tasks like lifting a delicate flower or twisting into a coil. (more...)
Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment
- Ноября 28, 2017

To that end, scientists have already started experimenting with simulated Martian soil developed by NASA . Researchers have been observing rucola Mars soil simulant, which was provided by the USA space agency. One of the baby earthworms found by the team. If these earthworms could survive in such a soil, it means that we might be able to grow crops there as well. (more...)
China Development Bank Drags Indian Telco to Bankruptcy Court
- Ноября 28, 2017

Reliance Communication owes more than $6 billion to Indian lenders, which are now negotiating with the company to convert the debt into equity. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio is likely to chase RCom's 4G spectrum in the 850 MHz band in seven key circles, according to a report by The Economic Times . (more...)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp passes 15 million downloads Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp passes 15 million downloads
- Ноября 28, 2017

There are some significant differences here other than the fact that Mario is, of course, Nintendo's heaviest hitter IP-wise. As shown in the chart below, estimated downloads of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp were almost half of Super Mario Run's 32 million during its first six days on the App Store and Google Play (where it launched on December 15, 2016 and March 23, 2017, respectively). (more...)
Dataminer leaks footage of Call of Duty WWII weapons and modes Dataminer leaks footage of Call of Duty WWII weapons and modes
- Ноября 28, 2017

It looks like some new modes are on the way, including Gun Game - in which players start with a single weapon, and each kill moves them on to a new one. These can be used to acquire rare supply drops along with zombie crates that have " Call of Duty: WWII " in-game items. Call of Duty: WW2 is still sitting strong atop the UK Gaming Charts this week and show no sign of leaving any time soon as for a second week on sale, the game is doing pretty well for itself. (more...)
Italian retailers may have leaked Assassin's Creed Rogue HD Italian retailers may have leaked Assassin's Creed Rogue HD
- Ноября 28, 2017

The game originally launched on PS3/360 alongside Assassin's Creed Unity which released on PS4/Xbox One in the same year. Three different Italian sites all list Assassin's Creed Rogue HD for a March 2018 release. Niggling issues are still present, but the story and characters make the experience seriously worthwhile. Since its release there have been many calls for a new gen release of the game, and it looks like that's finally happening. (more...)
Russian Federation fails to place satellite into targeted orbit Russian Federation fails to place satellite into targeted orbit
- Ноября 28, 2017

This was the second launch from the Vostochny spaceport. In April previous year, after delays and massive costs overruns, Russian Federation launched its first rocket from Vostochny, a day after a technical glitch forced an embarrassing postponement of the event in the presence of President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Honor V10 Leaked In Official Images Honor V10 Leaked In Official Images
- Ноября 28, 2017

The device sports a metal unibody design with chamfered edges and a 2.5D curved glass on the front. The antenna bands are placed across the top and bottom edges. The Honor V9 is also called Honor 8 Pro outside China . The dual-camera arrangement on the rear houses a regular 16-megapixel RGB sensor and another 20-megapixel monochrome sensor which, on paper, should produce relatively better colors in your pictures. (more...)
Cybersecurity Experts trick iPhone X Face ID Technology with 3D Printed Mask Cybersecurity Experts trick iPhone X Face ID Technology with 3D Printed Mask
- Ноября 28, 2017

Before you start worrying about people unlocking your iPhone X , you should keep in mind that all this requires a lot of effort, access to various materials, physical access to the device, and in-depth photos of your face to accurately recreate it in mask form. (more...)
Apple Joins the Foldable Smartphone Market with New Patent Apple Joins the Foldable Smartphone Market with New Patent
- Ноября 28, 2017

The design looks like two iPhones switched together, but the patent notes that the foldable iPhone will have a single sheet of a foldable display. According to reports , the iPhone maker's rivalry with Samsung , which now supplies the iPhone X displays, and concern over leaking are likely the deciding factors in changing suppliers. (more...)
Great Barrier Reef in danger Great Barrier Reef in danger
- Ноября 28, 2017

Marine biologists in southeast Asia and Australia are harvesting hundreds of thousands of coral spawn with a view to regenerating the world's coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As climate change makes oceans less hospitable for coral, Earth's largest living structure , the Great Barrier Reef, is showing signs of dying. The reef has already been subject to several coral bleaching episodes attributed to climate change, whereby rises in ... (more...)
Here's everything new in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery] Here's everything new in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery]
- Ноября 28, 2017

Amongst other features, the new version enables the Pixel Visual Core coprocessor , which boosts the image signal processing on the smartphone. Users on Pixel 2 , Pixel 2 XL , Pixel , Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P who have enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get the update in coming days. (more...)

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