Sci-tech


Link for Google Chrome is now available in the Microsoft Store
- December 19, 2017

The Chrome that gets installed is the regular version of Chrome that you'd get if you downloaded it directly from Google . Google's workaround has now been removed from the Windows Store, so Windows 10 users will have to continue using Microsoft Edge to access the download site for Chrome if they want to access Google's browser. (more...)
Chrome will start blocking ads on February 15 Chrome will start blocking ads on February 15
- December 19, 2017

The program will certify web publishers that adopt the principles of the Better Ad Standards , or those that agree not to run the most disruptive ads . On Tuesday, the company said that starting February 15 , the browser would block all ads on sites that repeatedly show autoplay videos and full-page or pop-up ads. (more...)
Honda to slot third-gen Insight hybrid above Civic Honda to slot third-gen Insight hybrid above Civic
- December 19, 2017

While the original 1999 Insight was an aerodynamic, but otherwise compromised, three-door hatch, and the 2009 follow up was a five-door hatchback in the mould of the ever-popular Toyota Prius , the third-generation Insight is a slinky sedan. (more...)
Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Raised to Outperform at Evercore ISI
- December 19, 2017

Over the past five trading sessions it is 3.98%; 4.26% for the month; 11.12% for the last quarter; 2.1% for the past six-months; and 1.73% for the last 12 months. Its up 0.39, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 19 investors sold OFC shares while 68 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. (more...)
Facebook just added a simple 'on/off switch' for its facial recognition features Facebook just added a simple 'on/off switch' for its facial recognition features
- December 19, 2017

The new tools are the latest from Facebook as it tries to make the social network safer and more enjoyable for users. Instead of asking users to give Facebook permission to use facial recognition for tagging purposes, which is what the company asks for now, users will now be asked to grant Facebook permission to use facial recognition broadly across the service. (more...)
'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Will Recreate Several Iconic Anime Moments 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Will Recreate Several Iconic Anime Moments
- December 19, 2017

Bandai Namco says these cutscenes are triggered "when certain team character combinations are chosen or specific finishing moves are performed". The fighting in Dragon Ball FighterZ is just as fun as it looks. However, little is known about Fu besides the fact that he wields a ninja sword and executes swift attacks. In the new trailer, you can see the game recreate the moment Goku first becomes a Super Saiyan and when Gohan defeats Cell. (more...)
Chrome comes to the Windows Store (kind of)
- December 19, 2017

Google's popular app Google Chrome is now available to download from Microsoft Store. The handful of reviews of the "app" make it clear that the first few users who found the app are none too happy that it's just a link and not the actual browser. (more...)
Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Anti-Dismemberment-Abortion Bill
- December 19, 2017

However, abortion advocate Gov. Tom Wolf has pledged to veto the bill and is parading around with other far-left radical liberals who oppose the bill which gives innocent unborn children a chance at life. Wolf , who supports abortion rights, rejected what Planned Parenthood said would have been the nation's most restrictive abortion law. The 20-week limit would have kept in place exceptions under current law for when a mother's life or well-being is at risk. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL fingerprint scanner broken after Oreo 8.1 update Google Pixel 2 XL fingerprint scanner broken after Oreo 8.1 update
- December 19, 2017

A user with the username "Travia336" started a thread on the Pixel forum, back in October, highlighting this issue and comments filled it soon enough with users complaining about the issue even after two months of the original post. There are new features on your Google Assistant on Pixel too. There is no any permanent fix for this issue released by the giant yet, however they might soon notice the issue and may try to solve the issue with the upcoming update. (more...)
Switching phone providers gets easier with text-to-switch rule Switching phone providers gets easier with text-to-switch rule
- December 19, 2017

Under the incoming rules, a user who wants to switch can now send one of two codes (which will be identical across all providers) to their current service provider, either by free text, email, or phone call. For business customers, providers will have up to two working days to supply the code. The network is required to immediately reply with either a PAC or cancellation code, along with any details of outstanding or early termination charges. (more...)
Catherine Remake 'Full Body' Climbing Over to PS4, PS Vita
- December 19, 2017

Atlus has launched a teaser site for this new game called Catherine: Full Body . How this'll play out and if there's any changes to the puzzle side of proceedings remains to be seen. The title " Full Body " is explained by the fact that the game has become denser, and the term has been borrowed from wine. Catherine is getting a remake for the PS4 and, surprise surprise, the PS Vita. (more...)
Alien life likely to exist in Universe says scientists Alien life likely to exist in Universe says scientists
- December 19, 2017

The study "will apparently touch off a flurry of a new investigation into these rocks as other researchers study for data that either support or disprove this new statement", Alison Olcott Marshall, a geobiologist said. The fossils measure around 10 micrometers wide - eight times thinner than a human hair. "The Apex fossils are scrappy". The researchers say the findings of studies such as this indicate that life could be fairly common throughout the Universe. (more...)
Sensex rises over 100 points, Nifty reclaims 10400 on BJP victory Sensex rises over 100 points, Nifty reclaims 10400 on BJP victory
- December 19, 2017

On the other hand, metal index was up 1.22 per cent, capital goods 0.68 per cent, consumer durables 0.52 per cent and banking 0.32 per cent. The 50-share NSE Nifty also went up 39.45 points, or 0.37 percent, to 10,428.20. The Gujarat election has been a trigger for the Street in the last couple of weeks with the benchmark indices turning buoyant after the exit poll predictions showed a clear majority to the BJP. (more...)
Reddit overhauls mobile app with chat function and new moderation tools
- December 19, 2017

For example, the new Theater Mode option on iOS lets users browse media in what Reddit calls a "video-first" format. Original Posts (OPs) are getting in-feed usernames so that the original poster gets the credit of having posted it first. (more...)
Microsoft's rumored foldable Surface may have just appeared in a new patent
- December 19, 2017

Filed last October, but only published today, the patent shows a folding mobile device with interesting looking "self-regulating hinges". The name of the prototype device is dubbed as 'Andromeda.' The main selling point of this device will be centred on pen input and ink. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) unveiled with Infinity Display Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) unveiled with Infinity Display
- December 19, 2017

Also, the smartphones have dual front cameras that will make them selfie-centric devices as well. The India pricing and release date has not been announced. The fingerprint scanner is placed the back below camera module on the Galaxy A8 series. It also has the same processor, but it will offer 4GB/6GB RAM , 32GB/64GB built-in storage , a microSD card slot, and a 3500mAh battery . (more...)
Triad dispute at centre of JB petrol station murder: Malaysia DPM Zahid Triad dispute at centre of JB petrol station murder: Malaysia DPM Zahid
- December 19, 2017

The incident occurred about 7.30pm when the victim, who was with a foreign woman in her 20s, believed to be his wife, was using the air pump at the premises to inflate the tyres of their Volkswagen. The source said checks on the vehicle showed it was on the repossessors list. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed the deceased was an underworld leader and the police were now in the midst of locating the four suspects who also were gang members. (more...)
'Oumuamua isn't an alien spaceship - so what is it? 'Oumuamua isn't an alien spaceship - so what is it?
- December 19, 2017

Another paper, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters , investigated the color of 'Oumuamua . Radio telescopes from the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project were locked on the object looking for the faintest signal and possibility that it would be an alien craft . (more...)
Huawei Enjoy 7S with bezel-less display launched: Price, specifications and more Huawei Enjoy 7S with bezel-less display launched: Price, specifications and more
- December 19, 2017

Following the latest display trend of 18:9 aspect ratio and metal unibody, Huawei Enjoy 7s comes with a 5.65-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It has a 13 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel cameras at the back panel as the Primary camera. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. (more...)
(NASDAQ:INTC) Shares Bought by Nicholas Hoffman & Company LLC
- December 19, 2017

Its the same as in 2017Q1. Although market capitalization is key to consider, don't invest (or not invest) based exclusively on it. Randolph Co Inc sold 86,900 shares as the company's stock declined 2.96% while stock markets rallied. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, up 33.33% or $0.03 from last year's $0.09 per share. INTC's profit will be $4.02 billion for 12.95 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Apple sells out of wireless AirPods worldwide, won't be delivering until January
- December 19, 2017

Resellers may also have AirPods in stock. Now discounted from $144.99 to $119.99 on Amazon , Bragi's The Headphone represent a good value alternative to the Apple AirPods. The AirPods turn on once placed in your ears. Apple's AirPods have been a critical and commercial hit. Priced at $199.99, they are compatible with iOS and Android and give you the option of completely blocking out the world around you, or letting some noise in via a pair of microphones. (more...)
Watch JioTV on Laptop & Desktop for free - Movies on JioCinema Watch JioTV on Laptop & Desktop for free - Movies on JioCinema
- December 19, 2017

Going by some new reports Reliance Jio has now launched a web version of JioTV app which allows Jio users to access over 500 tv channels. Both of these two versions have a similarity like a visual content. This is unlike the JioTV app on smartphones, where the user must have a 4G Jio connection or SIM. The UI of the web portals is extremely similar to the Android and iOS apps. (more...)
ESPN president John Skipper resigns, citing substance addiction issues ESPN president John Skipper resigns, citing substance addiction issues
- December 19, 2017

Last month, it was reported that Skipper was nearing a contract extension that would have kept him with ESPN through 2021. Skipper first joined ESPN in 1997 as a senior vice president and the general manager of ESPN the Magazine . He helped to secure contractual agreements with "major rights holders" like the NBA, Major League Baseball, College Football Playoff, US Open tennis and the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls. (more...)
Kaspersky Lab asks court to overturn US govt software ban Kaspersky Lab asks court to overturn US govt software ban
- December 18, 2017

In October 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that in 2015 Russian hackers used access to Kaspersky's antivirus software to lift classified tools and files from the home computer of an NSA intelligence officer. The lawsuit alleges that the government largely relied on uncorroborated news media reports as evidence in a review of Kaspersky software. "Dissuading consumers and businesses in the United States and overseas from using Kaspersky Lab products exclusively because of its geographic ... (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Shooting Higher to New Recent High
- December 18, 2017

Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) touched its 1-Year High price of $67.03 on 11/03/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $35.86 on 12/19/16. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Ardsley Advisory reported 0.07% stake. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) for 473 shares. The California-based Blume Capital Management Inc. has invested 3.79% in the stock. (more...)