Sci-tech


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active rugged smartphone announced in US on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active rugged smartphone announced in US on AT&T
- August 08, 2017

Apart from being IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, the Galaxy S8 Active comes with military-grade MIL-STD-810G certification for shock, shatter, water, dust, and pressure resistance. The primary camera module carries a 12MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.7 as well as an 8MP selfie shooter. The other big change is the presence of a substantially larger 4,000mAh battery . (more...)
Beyoncé Close To Signing On To Voice Nala In The Lion King Beyoncé Close To Signing On To Voice Nala In The Lion King
- August 08, 2017

The 1994 animated Lion King is one of Disney's most popular and beloved films ever, so it's only nature that Favreau would assemble an A-list roster of character actor talent to voice his iteration's many animal characters - with even a relatively smaller role such as Sarabi being occupied by a highly-respected performer like Woodard. (more...)
Solar eclipse by zip code
- August 08, 2017

Earth shadow will occur in the southern (apparently lower) part of the lunar disk. A partial lunar eclipse would take place on the night of August 7, Full Moon Poya Day, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the Colombo University, Professor Chandana Jayaratne said yesterday. (more...)
Rains, overcast sky mar lunar eclipse viewing in capital Rains, overcast sky mar lunar eclipse viewing in capital
- August 08, 2017

Lunar eclipse is discernible from a large part of the Earth. On Aug. 7, the Full Sturgeon Moon will appear. The eclipse will start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday), according to Pakistan time. So the Moon will eclipse the Sun on August 21st, as it greets Regulus, the star of Kings. It will be visible from Bulgaria just after the Moon's rising at 20:29 for Sofia, but at first it will be hard to find - very low above the eastern horizon, in the still day sky. (more...)
Solar Eclipse viewing party planned at amphitheater
- August 08, 2017

But remember: During the 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality, remove any solar filters, or you'll miss the most spectacular part of the eclipse. It is a narrow path for the Moon to pass within the penumbra and outside the umbra. 21. "It was an event where the moon passed not through the direct shadow of the earth but through its periphery and thus it could not be discernible by most of the population", he said. (more...)
Xbox One Interface Receiving Major Overhaul in Upcoming Fall Update
- August 08, 2017

Microsoft is also overhauling the Xbox Guide tabs in order to help gamers get to their chosen content or activity faster. The tabs in the guide are now ordered horizontally, and you can switch between them using the Xbox controller bumpers or left thumbstick and d-pad. (more...)
Intel fully reveals specifications of its Core-X Series processors Intel fully reveals specifications of its Core-X Series processors
- August 08, 2017

These are all unlocked processors, meaning buyers will be able to try and push clockspeeds higher than Intel's official specifications. Remember that Intel's Core X-series family (also called the Core i9 ) was announced with several key omissions : namely the clock speeds of the 12-core Core i9-7920X and above, as well as the thermal design power, or TDP . (more...)
First Three First Three "Dragon Quest" Games Head to PS4 and 3DS in Japan
- August 08, 2017

Square Enix announced plans to bring Dragon Quest , Dragon Quest II , and Dragon Quest III to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, and all three are set to arrive this month. The original Dragon Quest Builders first released in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, the sequel will be the first time the series makes its mark on a Nintendo platform. (more...)
A Partial Lunar Eclipse will be Observed Tonight A Partial Lunar Eclipse will be Observed Tonight
- August 08, 2017

You will need to inspect the filter for any pin holes or scratches prior to use, and if any are found, it is unsafe to use the filter. If you're buying online, be careful and make sure your glasses are the real deal. On Monday, August 21, folks in Bucks County and the Philadelphia area will be able to see a partial eclipse that will start at 1:21 p.m., peak at 2:44 p.m., and end at 4:01 p.m. (more...)
India's Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library India's Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library
- August 08, 2017

According to sources cited by The Economic Times , Eros Group, the largest movie producer in India, has been discussing the sale of its entire portfolio of films and music with Apple , as well as rivals Amazon ( AMZN - Free Report ) and Netflix ( NFLX - Free Report ). (more...)
Game Of Thrones Season Seven Episode Four: The Daunting Power Of Arya
- August 08, 2017

Arya ( Maisie Williams ), for example, showed off her assassin skills after a meeting with her sister Sansa ( Sophie Turner ), which proved both tender and tentative. " The Spoils of War " may be the shortest episode in " Game of Thrones " history (running for just 50 minutes), but there were no shortages of reunions, showdowns, and awesome scenes. (more...)
Canada opens Olympic Stadium to house asylum seekers from America Canada opens Olympic Stadium to house asylum seekers from America
- August 08, 2017

President Donald Trump announced the status would end in January. In recent months, a soaring number of people have crossed from the United States to Canada . Montreal has a large Haitian community, as the French speaking region of Canada and Haiti share the same language, which is why so many are coming to the city. (more...)
FX Launches Its Own Streaming Service FX Launches Its Own Streaming Service
- August 07, 2017

Xfinity TV customers will be able to add the new service to their current video package for an additional $5.99 per month. FX will also continue to house past- and current-season episodes of its original series on the free FX Now app, but users of that service have to deal with commercial interruptions while binging shows. (more...)
Apple Joins Instagram, Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone Apple Joins Instagram, Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone
- August 07, 2017

Rather than opting to promote general company news, the primary focus of the account appears to be functioning as an extension of Apple's long-running "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign. If Apple sees them and likes them, you're in. That's the point which the company is trying to drive home. Based on the first posts, curators working for @apple find some photos captured with an iPhone, ask the creator if they can share them and repost them on the company's account. (more...)
Mobile Woos Seniors with Two Lines of Unlimited for $60 Mobile Woos Seniors with Two Lines of Unlimited for $60
- August 07, 2017

On the other hand, T-Mobile's new mobile plan for senior citizens brings them into the digital age. Additional lines cost United States dollars 10 for the first and USD 5 for any more. Customers on the Unlimited 55+ plan can get Simple Global unlimited text and 128Kbps data roaming and flat-fate calling in 140 countries, Mobile Without Borders for using their plan in Mexico and Canada, unlimited texting and 1 free hour of inflight Gogo Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, and access to T-Mobile Tuesdays ... (more...)
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds DLC Releasing on November 7 Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds DLC Releasing on November 7
- August 07, 2017

At the time The Frozen Wilds is the only expansion or DLC content that we know of. "I forgot mine, lol". The Frozen Wilds will be priced at $19.99 and will take players to the icy territories to the north as they embark upon the next chapter in Aloy's journey. (more...)
Flipkart announces 'Big Freedom Sale'; know the dates, best offers and deals
- August 07, 2017

Apart from the extra Rs. 1000 off on exchange, Flipkart is also offering no-cost EMIs and extra 5% off when you use Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. Here is a sneak peak at the other deals that the company will offer. The device which is priced at Rs 67,000 will be available for just Rs 48 ,999 as a part of the sale. The phone was launched previous year in India t Rs 15,999. (more...)
Self-Driving Cars Can Be Tricked With Defaced Street Signs Self-Driving Cars Can Be Tricked With Defaced Street Signs
- August 07, 2017

Many experimental self-driving cars and some production vehicles, including Tesla's entire range of electric cars, can already automatically recognize road signs. All they need is a printer and stickers. As self-driving technologies continue to develop, the vulnerabilities associated with them have also become a point of debate. (more...)
Eclipse glasses given to local schools
- August 07, 2017

It will be at its maximum by 2:37 p.m., and conclude by 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. Instead of the total eclipse path going from coast to coast, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will stretch from border to border. (more...)
Australian teen's feet, legs bloodied by mystery sea creatures Australian teen's feet, legs bloodied by mystery sea creatures
- August 07, 2017

Cooling down after a footy match, teenager Sam Kanizay was soaking in waist-deep water at a Melbourne beach on Saturday evening when he began to feel what he thought were pins and needles in his legs. Mr Kanizay said the bugs have been taken to hospital and tests will be conducted to determine the species. "They're scavengers who'll clean up dead fish and feed on living tissue", Professor Keough said. (more...)
This 9 year old wants to join NASA to prevent alien invasion This 9 year old wants to join NASA to prevent alien invasion
- August 07, 2017

Jack received a letter and a phone call from NASA officials thanking him for his interest. In technical terms, the planetary protection officer would assist with the "avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration", according to the advertisement posted online last week. (more...)
Blu Smartphones Re-Listed by Amazon After 'False Alarm' Over Spyware Blu Smartphones Re-Listed by Amazon After 'False Alarm' Over Spyware
- August 07, 2017

To be fair, Kryptowire, the security firm that broke the news a year ago, did not call it that. BLU added that Kryptowire's new report really only identifies the Cubot X16S, from a Chinese OEM, as the only smartphone really spying on its users. (more...)
Apple's HomePod firmware leaks existence of 4K Apple TV Apple's HomePod firmware leaks existence of 4K Apple TV
- August 07, 2017

The image, a simple blue graphic showing how the screen sits within the phone's body, was unearthed in firmware belonging to Apple's upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod. It has previously been reported that such a system could supplement or even replace Touch ID, Apple's fingerprint reader. Following quite a while of gossipy tidbits and impassioned sleuthing by the world's gazillions of easy chair Apple investigators, it now appears to be everything except sure that another Apple TV ... (more...)
GST Council recommends 10% hike in cess on SUVs and large cars GST Council recommends 10% hike in cess on SUVs and large cars
- August 07, 2017

If you had chose to book a Jeep Compass finally or any other luxury segment auto for that matter, it is time you revise your budget or act fast to get it booked. Keeping track of the change in product prices after the implementation of GST is a key priority for the government and the states' demand for explanation of differences in prices found favour with the Centre. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege Surpasses 20 Million Players, 2.3 Million Daily Active Users Rainbow Six Siege Surpasses 20 Million Players, 2.3 Million Daily Active Users
- August 07, 2017

Ubiblog has released a new article discussing the growth for which Rainbow Six Siege has underway and now has a number, 20 million registered players and 2.3 million players jumping on everyday. The game is clearly going from strength-to-strength, and with the upcoming culmination of Operation Health (via a 15gb patch on consoles), it seems that things could get even better. (more...)