Sci-tech


Pint-sized meteor gives Boston a light show
- December 27, 2017

A Massport spokeswoman said Boston Logan International Airport operations did not report any impact or untoward incidents. "These are simply bits of rock in orbit around the sun". It's hardly the first time that their 'round-the-clock lens caught a natural marvel. Robin Kerr, the conservation coordinator, said of their lens, "Sometimes it'll capture an aurora". (more...)
WhatsApp Will Stop Working On your Phone After 31 Dec If.. WhatsApp Will Stop Working On your Phone After 31 Dec If..
- December 27, 2017

After extending its deadline for ending BlackBerry 10 support, WhatsApp is clearly done with the OS once and for all. Some popular smartphones come with Windows 8.0 version including HTC 8XT, HTC 8S, Lumia 525, Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 820, Lumia 822. (more...)
Three million people will cash in on unwanted gifts Three million people will cash in on unwanted gifts
- December 27, 2017

While some of the gifts are more high-end, such as a hoverboard and a Go Pro, others that have already been listed include an unwanted beetroot, a faulty dancing and singing baby, a Noel Leeming gift card, a duelling light sabre, and wooden Maori salt and pepper shakers. (more...)
India's Reliance aims to become big clean energy provider India's Reliance aims to become big clean energy provider
- December 27, 2017

He said that, "Today, Reliance is a global leader in Energy and Materials. where operating safely is an obsession.And with Jio and Retail". Jio threw an open challenge to the incumbent telecom operators with its disruptive tariffs, triggering a price war. (more...)
Tesla to build pick-up trucks in 2019
- December 27, 2017

Musk answered that the Tesla pickup truck will have a "similar total size", although it could be a little bigger than the F-150, he added, because it will include a feature that's "really game changing". Similarly, he has said the Model Y SUV could reach 500,000 to 1 million vehicles a year. And he'll be making it a reality by building the truck following production of the Tesla Model Y compact SUV . (more...)
Cardi B says 'leaked' Offset sex video was just a joke Cardi B says 'leaked' Offset sex video was just a joke
- December 26, 2017

Offset's proposal to his girlfriend Cardi B made them the most talked about power couple in hip-hop, was captured in the clip which is obviously NSFW but can be found on the Fameolous Youtube page. "A lot of good things been happening to me ya'll, it has been so good like you know my career, I got a good azz family, and I am so thankful", she said in a video before she started tearing up. (more...)
Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season
- December 26, 2017

That lineup includes Amazon's Echo speakers and Fire TV streaming device, among other gizmos. Amazon said users streamed four-times more music from Amazon Music over Alexa compared to a year ago, and that overall music listening time on Alexa was up three-fold over the 2016 holidays. (more...)
Elon Musk is launching a Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit
- December 26, 2017

Sending an actual vehicle to space isn't boring like sending other things such as mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks as payload. Elon Musk is really sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars. Tesla's current navigation software doesn't differ that much from the kinds of navigation apps you'll get on mobile devices, including smartphones, but it does build-in key information like the location of Tesla chargers and Superchargers. (more...)
OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature is coming to OnePlus 5 OnePlus 5T's Face Unlock feature is coming to OnePlus 5
- December 26, 2017

Many of them were asking about the face unlock which was present in OnePlus 5T and the founder, Carl Pei tweeted that OnePlus gives the feature as a Christmas Gift to all its OnePlus 5 users. It also provides a welcome and convenient alternative to the fingerprint sensor built into the OnePlus 5 home button, as The Verge points out. Other companies that have rolled out Oreo-based updates include HMD Global with Nokia 8, Motorola and others. (more...)
Reliance Communications unveils new debt recast plan Reliance Communications unveils new debt recast plan
- December 26, 2017

The plan, which sent the company's shares soaring, expands on one it announced in late October. The new company would have a debt of Rs 6,000 crore representing reduction of over 85 per cent of the total debt. "It has engulfed many, many people and many many companies". As part of Tuesday's plan, RCom will shift 100 billion rupees of its debt into a special goal vehicle that will develop the company's real estate assets in the suburbs of Mumbai. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad
- December 26, 2017

J P Singh, India's Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan , accompanied wife and mother of Jadhav to the foreign office of Pakistan government on Monday. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the foreign ministry. Prior to the meeting, Pakistan had also permitted media interaction with Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife following their meeting in Islamabad , and had also offered to issues to Indian journalists for coverage. (more...)
Reliance Jio Surprise Cashback: upto Rs. 3300 cashback, shopping coupons, more
- December 26, 2017

Lastly coming to the coupons, Reliance Jio has partnered with leading e-commerce players to bring vouchers of up to Rs 2,600 on every recharge of Rs 399 and above. With this, Reliance Jio is once again luring its customers to opt for the Rs 399 plan or more. Whereas, the new users will get Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 300, Rs 75, Rs 100 and Rs 50 on all the respective online platforms. (more...)
Pennsylvania Woman Receives 'Eye-Popping' Electric Bill Pennsylvania Woman Receives 'Eye-Popping' Electric Bill
- December 26, 2017

But Horomanski got her son to call the electric company Penelec and they agreed that her real bill was $284.46. 'We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong'. Mark Durbin, a spokesman for Penelec's parent company, says obviously a decimal point was accidentally moved, but he doesn't know exactly what caused the error. (more...)
NVIDIA Will Soon End 32-Bit OS Support NVIDIA Will Soon End 32-Bit OS Support
- December 25, 2017

NVIDIA is also ending support for 32-bit versions of Linux and FreeBSD. 32-bit drivers won't work in 64-bit Windows , so obscure but mission critical hardware can extend the life of 32-bit systems. Current Nvidia graphic cards drivers install on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. According to a support page on their website the company said Release 390 of its GeForce WHQL driver would the last to support 32-bit Windows, with no new features, optimizations or ... (more...)
Track Santa's Christmas Eve flight Track Santa's Christmas Eve flight
- December 25, 2017

The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Starting at 2:01 a.m. EST on December 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. "We are hoping for another record-setting year for NORAD Tracks Santa and a delightful experience for each and every caller and volunteer", said Avaya spokesman Jerry Dotson. (more...)
Apple admits slowing older iPhones; check proof and facts! Apple admits slowing older iPhones; check proof and facts!
- December 25, 2017

While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time. As one Apple iPhone 7 user in Australia said "If Apple were serious about their customers they would have openly told them what they were doing". (more...)
Jio launches Happy New Year 2018 plans-Check details Jio launches Happy New Year 2018 plans-Check details
- December 24, 2017

Reliance Jio has announced two new plans under its Happy New Year 2018 on Friday night with higher data benefits for its subscribers, according to industry sources. Reliance Jio 299 plan is a monthly plan under which the telecom operator is offering Free unlimited calls. Like Reliance Jio and Vodafone , Airtel has introduced a new Rs 199 plan for its prepaid customers. (more...)
Apple is now facing two lawsuits over slowing down iPhones intentionally Apple is now facing two lawsuits over slowing down iPhones intentionally
- December 24, 2017

In addition to these lawsuits, Apple's admission about slowing down older iPhones in order to help extend the life of each phone's battery may reignite the debate regarding right to fix legislation. Had they known they could have improved their phones' performance by replacing the batteries, they would not have spent more to buy the new phones, the lawsuit says. (more...)
The 2017 Steam Winter Sale Has Begun The 2017 Steam Winter Sale Has Begun
- December 24, 2017

This time, the Steam Winter Sale 2017 ends on January 4, 2018 at 11pm IST. Along with all the games that are on sale, voting for the annual Steam Awards is also live once again. The device, which allows users to control computer and stream their Steam games into a TV or any display devices from their home, will go on sale for $5 only. (more...)
IPhone Slowing Down? It Might Be Time to Replace Your Battery IPhone Slowing Down? It Might Be Time to Replace Your Battery
- December 24, 2017

Apple will do so for $79 (you can do it yourself for less, but with more risk), but some have called on Apple to replace the batteries for free. The Apple statement came several days after an iPhone 6S users found that replacing his phone's battery made his phone faster again, even with the iOS 11. (more...)
Kohli back for South Africa series, Thakur and Shami recalled Kohli back for South Africa series, Thakur and Shami recalled
- December 23, 2017

Whereas, Rohit Sharma will be the vice-captain. The 17-member squad will be led by Virat Kolhi . Meanwhile the selectors continued to put their faith into wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav while ignoring seniors Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. (more...)
Apple Sued in Chicago for Slowing Down Older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

Last year, Apple introduced a feature to "smooth out" spikes in demand for power to prevent iPhone 6 models from shutting down due to the cold or weak batteries, according to the California-based company. The Chicago Sun Times reported another case in which citizens in Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina are suing Apple on behalf of customers who own iPhone 5 , 6 and 7 devices. (more...)
Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age
- December 23, 2017

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer. Sulaiman Law Group, Ltd, which operates as Atlas Consumer Law, is representing several plaintiffs in a class-action complaint against Apple in IL. In their application they said that they did not want Apple to slow down their phone and that Apple never asked them if they "preferred to have ... (more...)
Thank you, Bruce McCandless, for this iconic space photo Thank you, Bruce McCandless, for this iconic space photo
- December 23, 2017

He traveled more than 300 feet away from the space shuttle Challenger during that historic spacewalk. In 1984, during the STS-41B mission, McCandless came out of the Challenger spaceship and flew in space untethered, that means, without any restrictive tethers and umbilicals, and controlled in movement with his hands. (more...)
2 officials convicted at Federation Internationale de Football Association trial; 3rd awaits verdict 2 officials convicted at Federation Internationale de Football Association trial; 3rd awaits verdict
- December 23, 2017

Deliberations entered their sixth day on Friday in the case against Manuel Burga, of Peru; Juan Napout, of Paraguay; and Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil. Marin, who is also a former governor of São Paulo, was found guilty of six of the seven counts against him of money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy. (more...)