Sci-tech


North and South Korea to hold first high-level talks in two years
- January 09, 2018

North Korea said during rare talks with the South it would send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily so the visit could take place. It remains unclear how the North Korean officials responded to the other proposals. Suspension of the military drills would be unacceptable for Seoul because it would seriously undermine its alliance with its chief ally, the United States, which wants to put ... (more...)
The Overwatch League app is now live The Overwatch League app is now live
- January 09, 2018

With numerous teams to become a fan of and a steady schedule for most of the year, there is a lot to take in regarding the league. Will you be watching the Overwatch League? Each divisions has six teams, mostly centered around their location in respect to the east and west coasts of the United States. (more...)
Time Warner INC (TWX) Position Maintained by Tig Advisors Llc
- January 09, 2018

About 407,802 shares traded. Time Warner Inc . (NYSE: TWX ) has risen 36.37% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.67% the S&P500. (NYSE:MRK). Stonebridge Cap Mgmt stated it has 47,254 shares or 1.14% of all its holdings. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (more...)
Facebook Closes Deal With Sony/ATV For Music Rights Facebook Closes Deal With Sony/ATV For Music Rights
- January 09, 2018

This is the second large deal Facebook has signed with a music licensing company in recent months: Last month, it signed a multi-year deal with Universal Music Group . That means more royalties for the estates of artists including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson, and Facebook looks forward to "amazing songs which deepen connections between friends and fans". (more...)
Xposed Framework gets Oreo support in latest beta Xposed Framework gets Oreo support in latest beta
- January 09, 2018

Google today released its updated Android distribution numbers , which show the usage of Android versions that accessed the Play Store during the 7-day period ending on January 8, 2018. While the new versions of Android are seeing a steady increase in market share, older Android versions have seen a steady decline. And, a quick look at these numbers indicate that while the older versions of Android have dipped in shares, the recent versions of Android like Nougat and Oreo are climbing up the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro goes official Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro goes official
- January 09, 2018

The specifications of the smartphone are mediocre at best, and they don't justify the asking price, but let's just call it as typical Samsung pricing. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front selfie camera. On the software front, this new entry-level smartphone from Samsung runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box. (more...)
"Grey's Anatomy" Star Ellen Pompeo Completely Slammed Woody Allen On Twitter
- January 09, 2018

Her brother Ronan Farrow was one of the instrumental figures who blew the lid off Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconducts. More: Golden Globes: I've worked red carpets for 10 years. "Or are Asians only for him to molest?" she wrote, referencing his marriage to his ex-girlfriend's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Ellen Pompeo , of Grey's Anatomy fame, is calling out Hollywood director Woody Allen for, ... (more...)
Xbox One 'Do not Disturb' feature now in testing Xbox One 'Do not Disturb' feature now in testing
- January 09, 2018

This week, a new system update is out for "Alpha ring" Xbox Insider testers that brings a few user-friendly features. Available in the Guide , the feature tracks all Achievements that you're close to unlocking across all your games, with the ability to filter the results further. (more...)
Intel chips now 'immune' to Meltdown and Spectre bugs after patch Intel chips now 'immune' to Meltdown and Spectre bugs after patch
- January 09, 2018

What do I need to do? AMD has posted a security bulletin outlining the vulnerabilities, which ones affect the systems with their processors, fixes to come through OS vendors, and that performance will notice a little impact. But everything will be fine now, right? Intel CPUs are particularly affected since the Meltdown vulnerability is apparently specific to them. "As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time", the official Meltdown/Spectre FAQ says. (more...)
Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone Razer's Project Linda imagines a laptop dock for the Razer Phone
- January 09, 2018

Similar to Continuum on Windows 10 Phone , Project Linda essentially turns the Razer Phone into a laptop. The smartphone powers the device with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Here are my first impressions. The whole package with the smartphone included is quite light at less than 3 lbs (1.25 kG)- a standard weight for 13-inch form factors. (more...)
Oldest evidence of a Supernova found in Kashmir Oldest evidence of a Supernova found in Kashmir
- January 09, 2018

Astrophysicist Mayank Vahia and his colleagues at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research mentioned in their study that after some research, they learned about the occurrence of a supernova between 4100 BC to 2100 BC. Only one Supernova remnant, HB9 dating around 3,600 BC, satisfied this condition. The oldest human art is substantially earlier than normally assumed and carved humanfemale forms have been dated to seventy five thousand years or more. (more...)
The PS4 Sold 5.9 Million Units During the Holidays The PS4 Sold 5.9 Million Units During the Holidays
- January 09, 2018

Devs may appreciate that sizable install base for the console, which also celebrated its fourth birthday during the 2017 holiday season. As for software, Sony says that more than 55.9 million units were sold in holiday 2017. Sony Interactive Entertainment today revealed their sales figures for the 2017 holiday season, and per usual, they're quite staggering. The Christmas 2017 sales are still really healthy and allowed for the console to reach cumulative sales of 73.6m units worldwide as of ... (more...)
CES 2018: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 notebooks will run on Intel's newest chipsets CES 2018: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 notebooks will run on Intel's newest chipsets
- January 09, 2018

The revamped version is super light, with light chassis built with Carbon fiber. Also new, is the Google smart display device, called the Lenovo Smart Display. The storage and memory capacities of the device are the same as ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It packs a new 13-inch 3K display compatible with HDR2, a new ThinkPad keyboard, and the optional global LTE-A connectivity. (more...)
CES 2018: Asus ZenBook Flip 14 and NovaGo Prices Announced CES 2018: Asus ZenBook Flip 14 and NovaGo Prices Announced
- January 09, 2018

Under its hood, there operates an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. "In a nice surprise we do have pricing and availability on this announcement with ASUS announcing that the 14" ZenBook Flip 14 UX461 available in March 2018 starting at $899. (more...)
Google Merges Android Pay And Google Wallet Into Google Merges Android Pay And Google Wallet Into "Google Pay"
- January 09, 2018

The company will add more websites and stores in the coming weeks. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo will likely adopt Google Pay within their Android apps in the coming days, but e-reading apps issued by major publishers will likely take longer. (more...)
JBL's New Everest Headphones are Optimized for the Google Assistant JBL's New Everest Headphones are Optimized for the Google Assistant
- January 09, 2018

The around-ear model in particular is carefully created to eliminate pressure issues. The headphones come in metallic colors, like gunmetal and mountain silver. The only Harman Kardon-branded device introduced earlier today is an obvious continuation of the $250 Amazon Alexa-powered Allure speaker announced back at IFA 2017 . (more...)
North Korea accepts South's offer to meet for talks North Korea accepts South's offer to meet for talks
- January 09, 2018

On Thursday, the South Korean president spoke with Trump about delaying the military exercises despite growing threats from North Korea about a nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula. Trump wrote on Twitter . "The entire area of the USA mainland is within our nuclear strike range. This is not who builds the next skyscraper", Biden said. (more...)
Vivo smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor coming to CES 2018 Vivo smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor coming to CES 2018
- January 09, 2018

Obviously, it's about the ultrasonic under display fingerprint sensor and it looks like it will be revealed soon at CES 2018. There are two factions of smartphone users nowadays: those who want as much screen space as possible and those who want a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime Goes Official, Coming Soon to India via Amazon Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime Goes Official, Coming Soon to India via Amazon
- January 09, 2018

As of this writing, there is no confirmation on whether the European markets will be receiving the larger Galaxy A8 + (2018) smartphone. Well, Amazon has updated its teaser with some details about the smartphone and its key specifications. (more...)
Rising Temperatures Are Turning 99% Of These Sea Turtles Into Females Rising Temperatures Are Turning 99% Of These Sea Turtles Into Females
- January 09, 2018

Certainly a concern, as global warming continues. Both marine biological researcher Ms Allen and Mr Limpus said they were optimistic that the turtles might adapt to the warmer temperatures. This team instead studied more than 400 turtles at foraging grounds, gathering information on the sex of turtles from multiple generations. Scientists believe the trend toward feminization in the green sea turtles had been happening for at least 20 years. (more...)
Facebook, Xiaomi Partner On Virtual-reality Headset In China Facebook, Xiaomi Partner On Virtual-reality Headset In China
- January 09, 2018

Oculus has revealed that its been working with Chinese tech company Xiaomi to create a specific standalone head-mounted display (HMD) for the Chinese market called Mi VR. However, there is no information about the exact availability date or the pricing of both these standalone VR headsets. The Xiaomi headset will be based on Oculus technology, which is perhaps why the two headsets look nearly identical. (more...)
TCL Announces a New Line of Roku Connect Smart Speakers TCL Announces a New Line of Roku Connect Smart Speakers
- January 09, 2018

The first new Alto smart speakers is a Roku Connect-powered smart speaker. The 5-Series includes the HDR Performance Package, which uses information embedded in Dolby Vision content for the HDR solution, as well as the iPQ Engine for color replication and HDR Pro Gamma to improve HDR performance. (more...)
Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex from teen Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex from teen
- January 09, 2018

And, the 14-year-old girl wasn't really an eighth-grader. Authorities said he and the undercover agent talked multiple times , with Diebold sending inappropriate photos and asking to meet for sex. I respect any and all limits and you do not need to be experienced. But he said Diebold needed to first take a physical test to ensure he's able to perform his duties. (more...)
CES 2018: D-Link's new 802.11ax router features insane wireless speeds CES 2018: D-Link's new 802.11ax router features insane wireless speeds
- January 09, 2018

This router from D-Link has dual-band 802.11ac performance, so you're getting the fastest speeds available here, and there is also MU-MIMO technology included so that even on crowded networks, it should still run easily. "We're on the forefront of preventing and fighting cybercrime as consumers need to feel safe and protected as cyber threats continue to rise", said John Giamatteo, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee. (more...)
Faster Wi-Fi: Intel 802.11ax chipsets arrive this year Faster Wi-Fi: Intel 802.11ax chipsets arrive this year
- January 09, 2018

Intel recently made an announcement that it is readying new chips for what will be the next generation of Wi-Fi. It will be some time before we're connecting to the internet on much faster Wi-Fi, however. Only Draft 2.0 devices will be eligible for 802.11ax certification and get the Wi-Fi Certified badge. Apart from Intel, several other WiFi chipset vendors are expected to announce 802.11ax based chipsets at CES next week. (more...)