Sci-tech


Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach
- December 13, 2017

The new species is named Kumimanu biceae: in the Maori language of New Zealand , Kumi means "monster" and manu is the word for "bird". Read the full story at USA Today . Rather than the usual black-and-white colouring, the ancient penguin was probably brownish and had a longer beak than its modern-day cousins. Giant penguins are well documented from between 50 and 20 million years ago - but older ones are rare and only two other spieces are known from around this time. (more...)
YouTube for Xbox One Updated to Include 4K Support YouTube for Xbox One Updated to Include 4K Support
- December 13, 2017

Xbox One users will now be able to enjoy 4K video streaming on their consoles. Today is Day 6 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals and the current deal is up to $70 off an Xbox One + 2 free games . Though the Xbox One S launched with native 4K support over a year ago, Google has only made a decision to tap into that potential now, with the new YouTube app offering 4K videos at 60FPS. (more...)
Sheryl Crow Releases Song for Sandy Hook Promise Sheryl Crow Releases Song for Sandy Hook Promise
- December 12, 2017

While Sheryl jokes that she'll "leap over the couch to get the remote" so her sons Wyatt and Levi don't see the news, she wanted to tell them about the song and what happened at Sandy Hook five years ago, especially since her young niece Ava sings with her on the track. (more...)
Interstellar Visitor To Be Scanned for Signs of Alien Technology Interstellar Visitor To Be Scanned for Signs of Alien Technology
- December 12, 2017

The telescope will begin observing the object tomorrow (Dec. 13) at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) across four radio bands, from 1 to 12 GHz, and will observe over a total of 10 hours for its first phase, broken up into four segments based on the object's rotation. (more...)
Bulls & Bears Captivating in Wall Street: CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)
- December 12, 2017

CVS has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance it is bestowing negative returns of -2.70% in last five regular trading sessions. Following the sale, the insider now owns 299,255 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $24,859,112.85. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $86.0 target. (more...)
Geminids Meteor Shower 2017 in India: Best Places to Watch the Spectacle Geminids Meteor Shower 2017 in India: Best Places to Watch the Spectacle
- December 12, 2017

Also, the moon is in a waning crescent phase steering clear of this year's shower. This year, with the moon nearly absent around the time of the shower, they are expected to look magical. They will rise in the east around 9 p.m. and be directly overhead at 2 a.m. Sgt. Frank Schomp of the Sparta Police Department saw a meteor streaking across the sky on December 2 and hit record on his dashcam. (more...)
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-13 Dragon slips 24 hours Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-13 Dragon slips 24 hours
- December 12, 2017

But the launch is "still a risky business", he said, and although the Falcon 9 has been extensively inspected by NASA's experts, there is never "zero risk" when it comes to rocket launches. But following a 10-month, $50 million upgrade, the 1960s-era launch pad is scheduled to enter service again tomorrow , in much better shape than it's been since the rocket company leased it from the Air Force a decade ago. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch
- December 12, 2017

According to Nokiapoweruser report , what we do know is that this will be a dual-SIM version of the original Nokia 6 and it will also have the design language quite similar to that of the Nokia 7 . With a full-screen design, it is clear that there will be a fingerprint sensor at the rear of the smartphone. The Nokia 6 , which would become the predecessor of the upcoming smartphone was launched in India at Rs 14,999 in June earlier this year. (more...)
Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones
- December 12, 2017

We know that the device will bring lot of enhancements to the table, and new reports suggest that the S9 will feature an advanced iris scanner which will have shorter response time and better recognition in unfavourable lighting condition. (more...)
Email pointed Trump campaign to WikiLeaks documents that were already public Email pointed Trump campaign to WikiLeaks documents that were already public
- December 12, 2017

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Google launches 3 new photography apps Google launches 3 new photography apps
- December 12, 2017

These apps were created to help explore "the potentials of mobile photography", says Google, which calls its new apps Storyboard , Selfissimo! , and Scrubbies . This app experiment is available for both Android and iOS , and it works by automating the self-taking process. The app will encourage you to pose and as soon as you stop moving, a photo will be taken. (more...)
Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Echo now available in 28 more countries Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Echo now available in 28 more countries
- December 12, 2017

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Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say
- December 12, 2017

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Imposter Cryptocurrency Wallet App Races Up Apple's Store Charts
- December 11, 2017

In a letter dated December 1, 2017, Congressman Ted W. Lieu wrote to Apple asking that the company reconsider what it's doing to small businesses by casting "too wide a net" in its App Store policing efforts. It's actually a fake version, and it's not understood how it actually good into the store. It allows users to create or import wallets for their cryptocurrencies, promising: "Your keys are encrypted and stored securely inside your phone". (more...)
'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease 'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease
- December 11, 2017

Tabrizi said the results were of "ground-breaking importance" to Huntington's disease patients and their families. Some patients have described the condition as like having "Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease rolled into one", the BBC reports. (more...)
IPhone Xc: Compact and affordable version of iPhone X IPhone Xc: Compact and affordable version of iPhone X
- December 11, 2017

This means that if you order an iPhone X today, it will arrive between Wednesday and Friday - well in time for the holidays. While the 6.5-inch version ( iPhone X Plus) and a new 5.8-inch model (cheaper than the iPhone X ) will use OLED screen technology just like the one in the iPhone X , the 6.1-inch model ( iPhone X successor) will feature a traditional LCD display and will be a budget-focused device. (more...)
Google Doodle Celebrates 135th birth anniversary of Physicist Max Born Google Doodle Celebrates 135th birth anniversary of Physicist Max Born
- December 11, 2017

His contributions were recognized when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954. Google notes Born's work in quantum mechanics - the area of physics focused on matter at its most granular level - led to many game-changing technologies, including personal computers, lasers and medical imaging devices. (more...)
NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence
- December 11, 2017

The Kepler mission, NASA's most productive exoplanets finder in history, touched a paramount quantum leap with the assistance of AI. The "internet went aflutter" using his theory in relationship to the unusual discovery , Wright said, but he cautioned, "you should reserve the alien hypothesis as a last resort". (more...)
Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode
- December 11, 2017

For a more immersive experience, the notification will appear within the Google Maps app as well as Android lock screen. For users, they will not have to do anything different than what they do for navigating from one destination to another. (more...)
Street Fighter V Season 3 Characters Revealed, Sakura, Blanka And Sagat Return Street Fighter V Season 3 Characters Revealed, Sakura, Blanka And Sagat Return
- December 11, 2017

Today, towards the end of the Capcom Cup in Anaheim, Capcom revealed the next batch of characters that will come with Street Fighter V's season three. Now she has a definitely more "adult" look, while her old costume is available as an alternate. Or you can buy them individually with real money or Fight Money, the in-game currency. (more...)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Features Almost All the Street Fighter Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Features Almost All the Street Fighter
- December 11, 2017

To celebrate the series' 30 anniversary , Capcom has announced the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. According to Capcom four games will feature online play ( Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 , and Street Fighter III: Third Strike ) - which will have CPU battling sequences while you wait for people to fight. (more...)
Annual Gemenid Meteor Shower lights up sky Annual Gemenid Meteor Shower lights up sky
- December 11, 2017

For sky watchers, 2017 goes out with a bang and bright lights, even if majority fade fast as they sizzle above us. "The thin, waning crescent Moon won't spoil the show", Cooke said. "The neat thing about this one is that with most meteor showers, the earth passes through the dust bits when a comet passes - they come through the atmosphere and burn up", said the North Island College instructor. (more...)
Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit
- December 10, 2017

A US Air Force B-1B bomber (left), and South Korean and US fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during the Vigilant air combat exercise. And the number of North Korean and civilian lives claimed would be enormous, according to "The Two Koreas" by Don Oberdorfer, a definitive modern history of Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Don Jr. Is Hiding Behind Bogus Attorney-Client Privilege Don Jr. Is Hiding Behind Bogus Attorney-Client Privilege
- December 10, 2017

Though some may see her answers as self-serving, Veselnitskaya's written answers reinforced what has always been understood about the Trump Tower meeting: that Donald Trump Jr. Attorney-client privilege is "a legal privilege that works to keep communications between an attorney and his or her client secret", according to Cornell Law School . (more...)
Delhi govt's decision to cancel Max hospital's licence irrational: DMA Delhi govt's decision to cancel Max hospital's licence irrational: DMA
- December 09, 2017

A premature baby who was "mistakenly" declared dead by doctors in India's capital Delhi has died in another hospital where he was being treated. The baby, however, died on Thursday at a nursing home in Pitampura after battling for life for almost a week. (more...)