Sci-tech


Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphone models
- January 10, 2018

Only this week is Google rolling out the Assistant found on phones, tablets , headphones , TVs, and smartwatches to cars. Google also tipped Assistant on more headphones, including ones from Jaybird, JBL , LG, and Sony. And that Assistant works with over 1,500 smart devices from over 200 brands, with more on the way. "You can also get recommendations for your favorite content, right on the home screen". (more...)
Honor 9 Lite with Four Cameras Might Launch This Month in India Honor 9 Lite with Four Cameras Might Launch This Month in India
- January 10, 2018

Starting from the first day, the sale offers a ₹1,500 discount when you purchase the Honor View 10 from Amazon. Honor View 10 is a high-end smartphone of the company and global variant of the Honor V10 that was recently launched in China. (more...)
This 65-inch OLED TV rolls up like a giant newspaper This 65-inch OLED TV rolls up like a giant newspaper
- January 10, 2018

The Google Assistant is expanding to TVs that don't use the Android OS, as LG has announced that its 2018 OLED line-up will support the AI assistant in certain countries. Disclosure: Intel sponsored the correspondent's flights and hotel for the trip to CES, Las Vegas . According to LG, OLED technology gives ultra-high resolution without disturbing the image brightness. (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will test its 27 engines on January 10th SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will test its 27 engines on January 10th
- January 10, 2018

All that is known is that it is a national security mission, and the launch was requested by Northrop Grumman , a defense company, in behalf of the United States government. "There's a long tradition of not commenting on problems with classified missions, unless it blows up in such a way that everyone can see it", said John Logsdon, founder and former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. (more...)
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Position Trimmed by CIBC Asset Management Inc
- January 10, 2018

Huntington National Bank increased Honeywell International Inc ( HON ) stake by 0.75% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. About 2.48 million shares traded. Broderick Brian C, which manages about $277.13 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Danaher Corp (NYSE:DHR) by 4,995 shares to 61,810 shares, valued at $5.30M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Shares Bought by Laffer Investments
- January 10, 2018

American National Bank now owns 1,414 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $109,000 after acquiring an additional 1,359 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Texas Instruments from $85.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. (more...)
Panasonic launches 4K OLED TVs with HDR10+ support at CES 2018 Panasonic launches 4K OLED TVs with HDR10+ support at CES 2018
- January 10, 2018

Starting in April, the DSC will provide systems integration services developed on shared Cloud-based platforms and tailored primarily to North American customers in fields such as public safety, manufacturing, food and retail, logistics and theme parks. (more...)
Polk Audio Unveils The First Ever Alexa-Enabled Soundbar - CES 2018 Polk Audio Unveils The First Ever Alexa-Enabled Soundbar - CES 2018
- January 10, 2018

The Polk Command Bar, available in the US and Canada this spring, also includes an HDMI port that allows users to control Amazon's Fire TV with their voice and other smart home devices. "However until now, the home theater was devoid of an elegant solution", said Kevin Duffy, CEO and president, Sound United . "The result is a product that produces Polk Audio-quality sound for movies and music, while simultaneously delivering voice control not yet found in a traditional sound bar". (more...)
Samsung set to launch 55-inch digital whiteboard today Samsung set to launch 55-inch digital whiteboard today
- January 10, 2018

The company is going to start selling the Flip to businesses later this month. The Flip is specially made for the meeting rooms and comes with height adjustable stand that could be freely moved within the office premises freely. When coupled with its height-adjustable stand, the Flip also maximizes available writing space at users preferred positions. The Flip can be configured in either landscape or portrait mode, depending on the situation. (more...)
The ASUS Chromebox 3 is destined for businesses The ASUS Chromebox 3 is destined for businesses
- January 10, 2018

Visitors to CES 2018 are invited to visit the showcase room and experience the latest ASUS innovations. The PB40 is larger than the PN40 and offers up to six USB Type-C ports in exchange for slightly greater volume. While the base model packs the Celeron 3865U processor, the upgrade options include the seventh-generation Intel Core i5-7300 processor and the latest eighth-generation Intel Core i7 8650U. (more...)
Cryptocurrency ripple crashes 30% in 24 hours; bitcoin also dropping Cryptocurrency ripple crashes 30% in 24 hours; bitcoin also dropping
- January 10, 2018

Bitcoin prices on South Korean exchanges have risen today despite hints at government regulation, and a drop in the value of the cryptocurrency in other markets. There are, of course, other analytics websites out there though it is not clear whether they get their prices direct from various exchanges across the world or from Coinmarketcap . (more...)
AMD's New Desktop Processors for 2018: What You Need to Know AMD's New Desktop Processors for 2018: What You Need to Know
- January 10, 2018

And in the second half of 2018, you'll see the second-generation of Threadripper and Ryzen Pro chips. While Apple has chosen Intel's Xeon process for the iMac Pro using Radeon graphics, could Apple's all-new modular desktops make the shift to AMD processors to kick start a new generation of desktops? Numerous older X370 and B350 motherboards will fully support the new Ryzen CPUs, but you will need a X470-based motherboard to get the best experience. (more...)
Researchers find the best evidence yet of the ozone hole recovery Researchers find the best evidence yet of the ozone hole recovery
- January 10, 2018

When the nations of the world gathered in 1987 to discuss how to fix the hole in the ozone layer , they had no idea that two decades later they would be in a position to celebrate success. The microwave technology specifically also allowed researchers to study gases during Antarctica's dark winters, as most satellites require sunlight to measure gases. (more...)
(NVDA) Shares Rose, Holder Friess Associates LLC Lowered Stake by $5.90 Million
- January 10, 2018

Next Century Growth holds 0.21% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 9,592 shares. Exxonmobil Invest Management Inc Tx has 109,569 shares. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $250.0 target. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, November 10 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $17500 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. (more...)
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 revealed at CES, coming in Spring Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 revealed at CES, coming in Spring
- January 10, 2018

Graphics are useful, dedicated graphics, with more processing power and touchscreen technology, taking advantage of as many concepts as you can to push the creation process in new ways. But at least as a convertible, the new XPS 15 can properly use the IR camera when in various use position modes. And that's important, because it will come to a laptop with a 15 inch 4K touchscreen with minimal bezels, as well as a pen to let you write and draw. (more...)
Smoking iPhone clears out Apple store Smoking iPhone clears out Apple store
- January 10, 2018

The Apple employee who was removing the battery when it began to overheat sustained a minor burn on the hand, according to Reuters . Bisa said police, firefighters, several ambulances and an emergency vehicle were deployed in response to the incident in the store's workshop - not the showroom - on Tuesday. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake Lowered by First Manhattan Co
- January 10, 2018

It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500. Notis McConarty Edward decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) by 2.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Therefore 52% are positive. Paw Cap stated it has 5,500 shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Johnson & Johnson have a median target of $151, with a high estimate of $165 and a low estimate of $110. (more...)
Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal
- January 09, 2018

Overwatch League skins are now available on Overwatch's live server. After a small tweak last week changed the home screen to display certain heroes in a selection of team skins, players will be excited to know they can now purchase any of the 12 team "jerseys" for any of the 26 available heroes-a whopping total of 312 new skins. (more...)
Japanese astronaut anxious after growth spurt in space Japanese astronaut anxious after growth spurt in space
- January 09, 2018

Although it is normal for astronauts to grow a few inches when in space, they always return to their regular height when back under the gravitational pull of the Earth's surface. Mr Kanai, who is 41, trained as a medical doctor and was selected as an astronaut candidate by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in 2009. "This is the most I've grown in 3 weeks since junior high school". (more...)
Alexa will be in your new Toyota, Lexus auto by 2019 Alexa will be in your new Toyota, Lexus auto by 2019
- January 09, 2018

Voice has been a challenge for carmakers; Alexa could change that . John Scumniotales, of Amazon Alexa Automotive, at Toyota's CES booth on Tuesday. Toyota on Tuesday said it will start adding Alexa voice services to select Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the USA in 2018, with a rollout to additional models taking place in 2019. (more...)
Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone Daydream VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone Daydream VR headset
- January 09, 2018

HTC had initially signed on to launch a headset based on the Google platform, but canceled their plans and chose to release their Vive Focus headset exclusively in China in partnership with Qualcomm. If you've been waiting for something a step above Daydream without sacrificing portability, this is it. (Lenovo says there's also a version that can stream over LTE.) The stripped-down hardware includes a 1/4-inch camera screw for tripods, a power button , a shutter button , and a function ... (more...)
NASA Releases Stunning Pictures Of Jupiter NASA Releases Stunning Pictures Of Jupiter
- January 09, 2018

Above: Photo of Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft. As Space.com reports, this is an effect which occurs after the raw image, taken by Juno's JunoCam imager, is processed and colour-enhanced. "Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter's northern hemisphere on December 16, 2017 at 9:43 a.m. PST (12:43 p.m. EST) from 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) above the tops of Jupiter's clouds, at a latitude of 48.9 degrees". (more...)
Amazon India offers Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Discounts — Nokia Mobile Week Amazon India offers Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Discounts — Nokia Mobile Week
- January 09, 2018

In November previous year, the Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 were available with special cashback offers on Amazon India under a similar Nokia Week campaign. An additional exchange discount of Rs.1,000/- is valid on Nokia 6. The cashback amount of Rs 2,000 will be credited to the buyer's registered Amazon account (as Amazon Pay Balance) within 3 days from the date of shipping. (more...)
Remembering Orlando's astronaut, John Young Remembering Orlando's astronaut, John Young
- January 09, 2018

His career included the test pilot's dream of two "first flights" in a new spacecraft - with Gus Grissom on Gemini 3, and as Commander of STS-1, the first space shuttle mission, which some have called "the boldest test flight in history.' He flew as Commander on Gemini 10, the first mission to rendezvous with two separate spacecraft the course of a single flight". (more...)
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...)