Science


Global PC shipments are still down and lowest since 2007 Global PC shipments are still down and lowest since 2007
- July 14, 2017

The price increase "had a pronounced negative impact on PC demand in the second quarter of 2017", Kitagawa said. " HP Inc . has achieved five consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth". Gartner's figures for second quarter shipments are all preliminary and subject to revision after the PC makers publicly release their actual numbers. (more...)
This Is the 2017 Google Pixel This Is the 2017 Google Pixel "XL"
- July 14, 2017

Android Police , which has an exceptional track record, has delivered the renders which show a dramatically redesigned phone which can proudly stand toe-to-toe with the Galaxy S8 and what we expect will be Apple's overhauled iPhone 8 designs, Forbes reported. (more...)
Nintendo Ceases Production on Smaller New 3DS in Japan Nintendo Ceases Production on Smaller New 3DS in Japan
- July 14, 2017

The New Nintendo 3DS XL, the New Nintendo 2DS XL and New Nintendo 2DS are all still in production. Today Nintendo celebrated the release of a new product in Japan while also preparing to phase another one out in the same region. This is undoubtedly because we're now on the New 2DS XL - there's just too many cooks in the kitchen. That's a good problem to have with so many SKUs for the 3DS, a system still wildly popular even after its most prolific years. (more...)
NASA releases closest photos yet of Jupiter's Great Red Spot NASA releases closest photos yet of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 14, 2017

Raw image of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Juno is making its closest path near Jupiter's red spot and photos have been released from the journey. Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said: "For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorising about Jupiter's Great Red Spot". (more...)
A Laser Sensor on an iPhone Would Make a Lot of Sense A Laser Sensor on an iPhone Would Make a Lot of Sense
- July 14, 2017

These details and many others have come from "a source with knowledge of the situation", according to the news site. Throughout the last week, there have been several reports attesting to potential delays for the iPhone 8 and it's reportedly up in the air as to whether this 3D laser system will be ready in time for the device. (more...)
Jaguar E-PACE leaps into compact SUV fray Jaguar E-PACE leaps into compact SUV fray
- July 14, 2017

So far we have only seen heavily camouflaged images of the E-Pace obscuring the car's overall looks but revealed some things about the car's shape. The E-PACE S will be $41,500, while the E-PACE SE will be $44,300. The back is arguably more closely related, as both cars have a tapered, swept-back roofline and pronounced haunches - although the E-Pace's rear lights lack the roundels of the F-Pace's. (more...)
AMD unveils Ryzen Threadripper specs and pricing AMD unveils Ryzen Threadripper specs and pricing
- July 14, 2017

In the video above you can see the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X up against Intel's 7900X in Cinebench r15, with AMD's new CPUs coming out on top. But for more ordinary tasks like surfing the web or writing a research paper, the additional cores wouldn't add much value over much less expensive chips. (more...)
PUBG is getting first person-only servers this month PUBG is getting first person-only servers this month
- July 14, 2017

Servers hosting this mode will appropriately be referred to as "hardcore servers" in-game. First-person-only servers will be coming to NA and European Union region solo and duo games first, then expanding to other regions and game types. The update is set to roll out first for NA/EU solo and duo matches, and will come to other regions in the future. Greene promised that the team at Bluehole Studio was hard at work on improving first-person features, and fans are hoping to see things ... (more...)
Google Play Music's New Release Radio Now Open to All Google Play Music's New Release Radio Now Open to All
- July 14, 2017

With this update , many Google Home users would be at peace as they can now play songs from their personal playlist on Play Music. On the free service, uploaded/purchased content will place first before radio stations. This is something that's been noticeably absent from Google Home since its release last October, but a Google support representative has finally confirmed that this feature is now making its way to all Home devices. (more...)
Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac
- July 13, 2017

As for businesses, Google says the old Drive uploader will continue to function, but it plans to launch Drive File Stream , a similar product to Backup and Sync, sometime this year. As we noted when the feature was first announced, using Backup and Sync is slightly limited by the 15 GB cap offered with free Drive accounts, so there is a low ceiling for your storage if you have a ton of files. (more...)
Jio reduces validity on ₹309 plan; unveils new plans
- July 13, 2017

Icra said new Reliance Jio plans announced Tuesday was a positive for the telecom sector as it points to a lifting up in tariffs and upping Arpu. Jio said these plans provide 20 per cent more value than competitors' latest plans. This has been raised to Rs 399 for 84 days for Prime members. There's also a Rs. 96 plan which gives you a 7-day validity with unlimited data of up to 1GB per day, after which you can use the Internet at 128kbps speeds. (more...)
Suspect in Reliance Jio data leak arrested from Rajasthan Suspect in Reliance Jio data leak arrested from Rajasthan
- July 13, 2017

That data that was leaked include email id, first name, last name, Reliance Jio mobile number, activation date for the SIM along with the activation circle. Rajput said that with the help of Rajasthan Police, one man was arrested from Churu district of that state and further investigations were on. The leaked information could be a significant setback for Jio, which launched in September a year ago and has accrued over 100 million subscribers in this time . (more...)
Scientists Just Found Wimpiest Star in the Galaxy Scientists Just Found Wimpiest Star in the Galaxy
- July 13, 2017

Codenamed EBLM J0555-57Ab, researchers believe the star is teetering on the edge of how small a star can possibly be. J0555 shone EBLM-57Ab 85 times heavier than Jupiter, and its size is slightly larger than Saturn. This is dubbed as EBLM J0555-57Ab. TRAPPIST-1 and EBLM J0555-57Ab have similar masses, but the latter's radius is nearly a third smaller than TRAPPIST-1. (more...)
What have scientists 'teleported' from the Gobi Desert to low-Earth orbit? What have scientists 'teleported' from the Gobi Desert to low-Earth orbit?
- July 13, 2017

Ok, ok, so teleportation isn't all that new for quantum optics labs . Entanglement, though, can be lost, making these long distances particularly tricky and hard to pull off; past teleportations of photons on Earth have been capped around the 100 kilometers mark. (more...)
Bank of Canada in first rate rise since 2010 Bank of Canada in first rate rise since 2010
- July 13, 2017

Since the BoC's last interest rate announcement on May 24-when markets anticipated virtually no chance of a July hike-the Canadian dollar is up almost 4 percent and government bond yields are up roughly 0.40 percent. If you have a variable-rate mortgage or a home equity line of credit (HELOC), meaning a loan against the value of your home, your interest costs will rise as soon as your lender raises their rates. (more...)
Apple to open data centre in China to comply with cyber law Apple to open data centre in China to comply with cyber law
- July 13, 2017

Apple is partnering with an internet services firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry to install its first data centre in China to comply with communist government's new regulations that require cloud services to be operated by domestic firms. (more...)
Apple's back-to-school deals are here, and everyone gets free Beats Apple's back-to-school deals are here, and everyone gets free Beats
- July 13, 2017

If you purchase an iPad Pro you're offered the BeatsX earphones free but you'll have to pay $50 to upgrade to the Powerbeats3 and $150 to upgrade to the Solo3. The deal is available to students and parents of students, as well as educators and various school staff. While Apple isn't offering significant discounts on its products which tend to be quite sought after, the company is offering a pair of free Beats headphones. (more...)
KFC partners with Huawei to mark 30th anniversary in China KFC partners with Huawei to mark 30th anniversary in China
- July 13, 2017

Huawei is also celebrating 30 years since its formation in Shenzhen, southern China . Huawei's seemingly turned the concept of luxury brand tie-ins on its head with a limited edition run of KFC-branded commemorative phones. In addition to it, the phone will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash memory. It features a 5.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and runs on a Snapdragon 435 chip. (more...)
IPhone 8's software isn't ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple IPhone 8's software isn't ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple
- July 13, 2017

There has been a lot of rumors and speculations going around regarding the iPhone 8 , which has also been nicknamed as the iPhone X and the iPhone Pro. The problem is that the software driving them don't. It isn't clear what this sensor is for, but it's possible it will be used for facial recognition to unlock the phone . (more...)
NASA's Juno Mission Completes Close Flyby Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot NASA's Juno Mission Completes Close Flyby Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 13, 2017

NASA says the Great Red Spot may be more than 350 years old and has been monitored since 1830. July 4 marked the anniversary of Juno's orbit around the gas planet. While scientists know the Great Red Spot has stuck around for quite some time, they don't know the cause of its reddish color or what keeps the storm brewing. (more...)