Sci-tech


Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Coming To St. Louis Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Coming To St. Louis
- January 09, 2018

We're excited to announce we'll be heading out on tour with our friends Steely Dan! Citi cardmembers can access a pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. January 10 through 10 p.m. However, neither musician is expected to perform on this tour. Steely Dan last played in Madison at a sold-out show at the Overture Center in 2014. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018 Threatened by Singapore-based Hackers Targeting Ice Hockey Groups Winter Olympics 2018 Threatened by Singapore-based Hackers Targeting Ice Hockey Groups
- January 09, 2018

It did not identify those responsible, but said more attacks tied to the upcoming Olympics were likely. A McAfee report said: "The majority of these organisations (targeted) had some association with the Olympics, either in providing infrastructure or in a supporting role". (more...)
SHOCKING: NASA Captures Sign Of Life On Mars, Finds Traces Of Fossils SHOCKING: NASA Captures Sign Of Life On Mars, Finds Traces Of Fossils
- January 09, 2018

The width will be around one or two millimeters (0.04 to 0.08 inches) and around 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) long. Apparently, these things were first detected in black and white color form. They once refilled with sediments, can fossilized and then by exposed by erosion, can lead to look like wiggly sticks. The scientists fund them angular in multiple dimensions. (more...)
Garmin's New Garmin's New "Forerunner 645 watch" Can Store up to 500 songs
- January 09, 2018

You can pair watch's 645 Music with Bluetooth earbuds and it also supports music transferred from a computer or a music streaming service. Garmin has priced the Forerunner 645 Music at USA $449, which makes it more expensive than the base Apple Watch Series 3 model. (more...)
Use your Apple Watch to control select Whirlpool appliances Use your Apple Watch to control select Whirlpool appliances
- January 09, 2018

These appliances could easily sit in any kitchen without a complete redesign, they would be walked passed without a hint of them being "techie" and most importantly they let your food speak for itself without the appliance stealing the show. (more...)
Apple must investigate iPhone addiction among children Apple must investigate iPhone addiction among children
- January 09, 2018

Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System wrote to Apple's board of directors on January 6 requesting that the company consider offering parents more choices and tools to help them control the amount of time their children spend on iPhones and other electronic devices. (more...)
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update with Spectre Mitigation
- January 08, 2018

The company said last week that it would protect against Spectre with changes to JavaScript in Safari, which this update does. Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update Monday, a security update created to mitigate Spectre. (more...)
Amazon unveils new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit Amazon unveils new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit
- January 08, 2018

There are a few companies that take advantage of the kit. Moreover, OEMs like Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins, and AVS Solution Providers Linkplay, SUGR, and Libre Wireless have confirmed to bring Alexa-enabled Bluetooth products this year. (more...)
Huawei launches Honor Band A2 at Rs. 2499 Huawei launches Honor Band A2 at Rs. 2499
- January 08, 2018

This offer is only valid until May 31, 2018. The Honor View 10 has a bold new elegant design promising the right mix of performance and durability. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder. (more...)
Sony launches Xperia L2 Sony launches Xperia L2
- January 08, 2018

These new phones are Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 . The report further reveals that Sony plans to showcase the following smartphones at the MWC: Xperia XZ1 Premium, Xperia XZ1 Plus, and Xperia XZ1s. The Xperia XA2 features specs that are almost identical to the XA2 Ultra, but squeezed into a more compact housing with a 5.2-inch FHD display . (more...)
CES 2018: Samsung's new Family Hub fridge is all about smartness CES 2018: Samsung's new Family Hub fridge is all about smartness
- January 08, 2018

And to keep you entertained while preparing meals (of if the Samsung Smart TV is now in use), you can also stream your smartphone content to the fridge door. That's a nice improvement, but Samsung still has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch the competition - the refrigerator's Bixby controls seemed a little under-developed when I took some time to play with them late a year ago. (more...)
CES 2018 | Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology CES 2018 | Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen in self-driving technology
- January 08, 2018

The Nvidia Drive Xavier , available this quarter, is the autonomous machine processor at the heart of this system. According to Nvidia, the Xavier drive processor is the largest R&D effort the world has ever made for a processor. Nvidia is known as a graphics processing chipmaker. "Nvidia Drive Xavier is a key element of Aurora's computer, delivering the performance needed to power our self-driving system, said Aurora CEO Chris Urmson". (more...)
Smartphone Users Beware: Chip Flaw Affects Mobile Devices
- January 08, 2018

In the right hands, they could reveal things like passwords and other secure information. There are two separate problems. Linley Gwennap of The Linley Group, which tracks the chip industry, thinks the security flaws could affect about 500m of them. (more...)
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update
- January 08, 2018

While Microsoft's mobile platform is near-dead at this point, it is heartening to see Microsoft still making the effort to protect users of a platform it has effectively euthanized in the past few months. Contrary to some reports, any performance impacts are workload-dependent, and, for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time. (more...)
Samsung Reveals 8K QLED TV & Modular MicroLED Display Samsung Reveals 8K QLED TV & Modular MicroLED Display
- January 08, 2018

The display uses self-emitting picture technology with micrometer (┬Ám) scale LEDs that do not require a backlight or color filters, offering superior contrast, deep black levels, and close-to-perfect viewing angles. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution. Exact pricing and availability for Samsung's Q9S 8K QLED TV and MicroLED TV are still pending, but more details on both displays are expected to be revealed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week, along with ... (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 630 SoC announced in China Nokia 6 (2018) with 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 630 SoC announced in China
- January 08, 2018

HMD Global has officially announced the Nokia 6 (2018) ahead of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. Nokia 6 (2018) Price in China is 1499 Yuan. Obviously, HMD said the phone will get the Oreo update soon, but that's beside the point. It turns out HMD Global is committed to bring the latest software to its smartphones regardless of the category. (more...)
"LG Unveils Rollable 65" OLED TV
- January 08, 2018

LG's OLED 4K TVs have been getting more powerful and innovative by the year since they first came out and the models of 2017 really impressed with both their specs and in the case of the flagship W7 hanging TV, which we reviewed here with their absolutely unique design. (more...)
Nvidia announces massive gaming displays for the living room Nvidia announces massive gaming displays for the living room
- January 08, 2018

This effectively would make BFGDs the one of the biggest displays you can hook your PC gaming rig to. In addition to the aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate (powered by Nvidia's G-sync tech) and 4K resolution, other BFGD features include a full-array direct backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. (more...)
Nintendo Switch makes history in the US Nintendo Switch makes history in the US
- January 08, 2018

Nintendo DS is a handsome 32 bit-dual screen handheld gaming console that came out more than a decade ago and there was no new generation we had heard about recently. In fact, the Switch is the fastest selling console of all time in the USA, at least in its first 10 months on the market, according to Nintendo. For instance, in the USA, more than 60% of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey , and over 55% own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . (more...)
SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape
- January 08, 2018

As one South African news outlet cheekily commented on the SpaceX launch, "some South Africans wouldn't mind seeing Zuma blasted into space". The rocket's first stage will attempt a controlled landing back on Earth at Landing Zone 1. CEO Elon Musk says the heavy-lift launcher's debut test flight - carrying his own Tesla Roadster sports vehicle into space - is possible from KSC before the end of this month. (more...)
Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world
- January 08, 2018

Acer barely makes the top 5 list of PC makers, depending on who you ask . Acer is staking out the premium business and budget ends of the laptop market with the Swift 7, billed as the world's thinnest laptop, and Acer Chromebook 11, respectively. (more...)
DJI's new Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer is way cheaper than the original DJI's new Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer is way cheaper than the original
- January 08, 2018

The biggest change with the Osmo Mobile 2 vs the original Osmo Mobile is price. "With the introduction of these two stabilizers, DJI now offers gimbal technology to help unlock the creative storyteller in everyone no matter what camera they're using", said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI. (more...)
NZers not immune from Intel computer chip flaw
- January 07, 2018

Apple will release a patch for the Safari Web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave almost every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. Intel said its chips, which power Macs and devices from other manufacturers, contain the flaw as well as processors based on ARM architecture, which is used in iOS devices and Android smartphones. (more...)
How To Get Portrait Mode On Your Non-Pixel Android Phone How To Get Portrait Mode On Your Non-Pixel Android Phone
- January 07, 2018

The users have to swipe on the lockscreen from the bottom to all the way up to the top of the screen to enter the PIN to unlock the smartphone. One difference between the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode and the Portrait Mode enabled by Camera NX , however, is that the original Portrait Mode only needs to take one picture, but Camera NX takes several pictures and combines them. (more...)
Bow Down: Helena Bonham Carter Might Play Princess Margaret On 'The Crown'
- January 07, 2018

The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret has had a tragic arc plagued with heartbreaks and scandals, with her various romances obstructed by the restrictions of royalty and her own sister. Because Margaret is the ultimate naughty little sister, the hungover, chain-smoking next-in-line, who drops further down the ranks as her goodie-goodie sister commands the Commonwealth and gets on with her duty-bound breeding. (more...)