Sci-tech


Power Goes out at Consumer Electronics Show
- January 10, 2018

The likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, Hisense and Intel have had their exhibits shut down with millions of dollars in TVs and home appliances literally switched off. The Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES, was expecting over 170,000 attendees in Las Vegas this year. Shortly after, the official CES Twitter feed tweeted , "There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 2 Will Use Amiibo Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 2 Will Use Amiibo
- January 10, 2018

The Switch made its debut about a year ago and Nintendo has moved millions of units in the United States alone. It has become known as the fastest selling home video game system of all time on US soil. The resolution isn't the most wonderful part of the game, but that sweet sweet, 60FPS is something awesome to have on the Switch console. The company released both the NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles in the past fourteen months. (more...)
Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights Overwatch League: Twitch snaps up broadcast rights
- January 10, 2018

Playoffs and the grand finals will follow in the latter half of 2018. Because it's Twitch, viewers will be able to interact with the streams (though I'd suggest hiding the Twitch chat bar unless you want to see the very worst side of humanity), and there'll be a "viewership reward system" that'll dole out Overwatch items to loyal viewers. (more...)
Total War: Three Kingdoms goes to ancient China, launches this Fall Total War: Three Kingdoms goes to ancient China, launches this Fall
- January 10, 2018

It is a brutal and oppressive regime, and as Dong Zhuo's power grows, the empire slips further into the cauldron of anarchy. Three heroes will swear allegiance to one another and rise up with the support of warlords from great families, banding together to challenge him. (more...)
Vivo Showed Its First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology Vivo Showed Its First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology
- January 10, 2018

The optical sensor works only with OLED displays for now and when the sensor is activated, it will light up just enough pixels to illuminate your fingertip. The company is excited to provide the new technology for the emerging customers. It works the same way as the fingerprint sensor that's now used by some smartphones. (more...)
Dead Stars Orbiting Black Holes May Explain Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Dead Stars Orbiting Black Holes May Explain Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts
- January 10, 2018

It could be sitting near a massive black hole or in a particularly potent interstellar cloud, or nebula. '13, discovered FRB 121102 in 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher when she sifted through 2012 data from Arecibo acquired by the Pulsar Arecibo L-Band Feed Array survey that searches for pulsars and transient sources. (more...)
Google merges Android Pay and Google Wallet to introduce Google Pay Google merges Android Pay and Google Wallet to introduce Google Pay
- January 10, 2018

If you're a developer and you are interested in using Google Pay , you simply have to visit the Payments Solutions site to see how you can implement Google Pay , or work with one of Google's processor partners for even simpler integration. (more...)
Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates' net worth, becomes richest person ever Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates' net worth, becomes richest person ever
- January 10, 2018

While Bloomberg puts Bezos' net worth at $105.1 billion; Forbes , a major tracker of the net worth of the world's richest, put Bezos' net worth at $104.4 billion. Gates is now worth $91.9 billion according to Forbes, and $93.3 billion by Bloomberg . If adjusted for inflation, that cumulative total would now be over $144 billion in 2018. (more...)
Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin
- January 10, 2018

Aside from the LTE support - both nano SIM and eSIM functionality are built into the Swift 7's thin housing - these are pretty common specs for a modern laptop. It is powered by Intel Core i7 processor and features an all-day battery life and 4G LTE connection, the company said in a statement. There's also 10 hours of battery; the laptop also comes with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD drive. (more...)
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer facelifts revealed BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer facelifts revealed
- January 10, 2018

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Gran Tourer get a bit of titivation for 2018, with styling tweaks for BMW's MPVs, more efficient engines and DSG gearbox too. All diesel engines will employ exhaust gas treatment technology including a diesel particulate filter, NOX absorber catalyst and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system, which uses urea solution (AdBlue) injection to effectively reduce nitrogen oxides in the car's exhaust gases. (more...)
NatWest rolls out a new update for their Windows Phone App NatWest rolls out a new update for their Windows Phone App
- January 10, 2018

You can head below to check out the official changelog from the Microsoft Store. If any of our users use the Natwest Bank in United Kingdom then you can download the Windows 10 Mobile App from the below link. To help prevent stop errors that are caused by incompatible antivirus applications, Microsoft is only offering the Windows security updates that were released on January 3, 2018, to devices that are running antivirus software that is from partners who have confirmed that their ... (more...)
Chinese company will operate local Apple iCloud accounts, starting February Chinese company will operate local Apple iCloud accounts, starting February
- January 10, 2018

Customers who log on to the Chinese iCloud service are notified of the change, and informed that they can either keep using iCloud or deactivate it on February 28. The Chinese government and its domestic companies have an established track record (paywalls) of taking data shared on social media-including private chats-and punishing individuals for spreading information critical of the party. (more...)
Deutsche Bank Decides to Upgrade Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) Stock
- January 10, 2018

The company has a market cap of $4,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.57. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.82. (NYSE:RDN) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: "Should Value Investors Consider Radian Group (RDN) Stock?" on December 28, 2017. (more...)
Pokemon GO Will Be Dropping Support For Older iPhone Models Pokemon GO Will Be Dropping Support For Older iPhone Models
- January 10, 2018

Pokemon Go developer Niantic announced this relatively big change earlier today, confirming that iPhones as recent as iPhone 5 and 5c models won't be able to play the game following the next update. After this date, those using Apple devices that can not be upgraded to iOS 11 will not be able to access their Pokemon Go accounts or use PokeCoins or other items without switching to one of the supported devices on Niantic's list . (more...)
LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018 LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018
- January 10, 2018

Even if they would not think of doing it or just did not think they would ever want to, costumers will have the option to just roll the huge display up and store it somewhere one would not be able to put regular massive televisions when it is not in use. (more...)
Razer outs Project Linda dockable Android device Razer outs Project Linda dockable Android device
- January 10, 2018

Project Linda allows users to play the same Android games they play on the smartphone on a bigger 13.3-inch Quad HD (2,560×1,440p) screen and at the same refresh rate of 120Hz. While docked, the phone can use the laptop's keyboards, USB port, 3.5mm jack, 720p webcam, dual microphones, and 200GB of additional storage, as well as a 53.6Wh battery for extended run time. (more...)
Sacked Employee Sues Google, Claims Firm Discriminates Against White Men Sacked Employee Sues Google, Claims Firm Discriminates Against White Men
- January 10, 2018

Damore past year caused controversy when an internal memo he wrote , entitled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber' , was leaked. It alleges that Google singles out and punish employees like Damore who expressed views that don't align with how the majority of employees at the tech firm feel about politics and diversity efforts. (more...)
458 and Rs. 509 Prepaid Packs 458 and Rs. 509 Prepaid Packs
- January 10, 2018

The recent price cut by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJio; "IND AAA"/Stable) will delay the prospects of a recovery in incumbents' average revenue per user (ARPU) levels, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). Other benefits on the plan including calls and SMS are similar to Vodafone's Rs 509 plan. In addition, Jio has also introduced a special 1.5 GB day packs at the lowest per GB industry rate of Rs 4 per GB. (more...)
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi plans to invest $1 billion in auto tech startups Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi plans to invest $1 billion in auto tech startups
- January 10, 2018

Guided by this same collaborative spirit, the alliance will focus on putting their resources into entrepreneurs focused on new mobility, including autonomous automotive systems, connectivity, and of course artificial intelligence. Nissan has been down the road of working and partnering with startups before. These devices are expected to power the next generation of electric vehicles. (more...)
Alumnus and American Hero John Young Dies at Age 87 Alumnus and American Hero John Young Dies at Age 87
- January 10, 2018

John Young is one of 12 people to walk on the Moon. He was one of the only three astronauts to launch to the moon on two occasions and was the ninth person to set foot on the lunar surface, according to Space.com. Young spent around 34 days, 19 hours and 39 minutes flying in space, which also includes 20 hours and 14 minutes walking on the moon. Nasa chiefs thought this was too risky, and Young and his companions, Ken Mattingly and Charlie Duke, had to be content with aiming at the ... (more...)
Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer last year Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer last year
- January 10, 2018

Senate seat from Utah, underwent successful treatment for prostate cancer past year, a source close to Romney said on Monday. President Donald Trump had urged Hatch to run again in an apparent attempt to head off Romney, who initially opposed Trump's presidential candidacy. (more...)
Motorola Intros Slider Keyboard and Vital-Tracking Moto Mod Motorola Intros Slider Keyboard and Vital-Tracking Moto Mod
- January 10, 2018

You simply stick your finger through a ring, and its array of sensors handles the rest. It also measure your pulse oximetry levels, or how much oxygen is in your blood, and the two common types of blood pressure readings. At CES , it's unveiled another pair of Mods - one of which should please the BlackBerry faithful. In all of TechRadar's health and wearables coverage , we've seen plenty of heart rate monitors, but never anything as compact and convenient as this. (more...)
Apple Confirms Mac and iOS Devices Vulnerable to Intel, ARM Chip Flaws Apple Confirms Mac and iOS Devices Vulnerable to Intel, ARM Chip Flaws
- January 10, 2018

Spectre , in particular, is a subtle vulnerability, and we'll likely be seeing additional protections worked into software over time. We are in the process of deploying these mitigations to our customers and encourage people to update their devices when patches become available. (more...)
Telecom stocks gain as panel relaxes spectrum-holding cap Telecom stocks gain as panel relaxes spectrum-holding cap
- January 10, 2018

Under the current provisions any merged entity from holding more than 25 percent of the spectrum allocated to a service area or circle, and over 50 percent of a band. The issue of spectrum cap, as well as that of deferred payment tenure will now go to the Cabinet for final approval. The Interministerial group reviewed the spectrum cap applicable for Telecom Service Providers (TSPs). (more...)
Analysts See $0.69 EPS for Invesco Ltd. (IVZ)
- January 10, 2018

The stock decreased 1.18% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $36.84. About 235,376 shares traded. Shelton Capital Management who had been investing in Invesco Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.18 billion market cap company. (more...)