Science


Drones in the United Kingdom will have to meet new safety regulations Drones in the United Kingdom will have to meet new safety regulations
- July 26, 2017

Their increased usage, however, has the government concerned, and to address those concerns the Department for Transport has announced plans to require mandatory safety training and registration of all drones 250g or above in unladen weight. (more...)
Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2017 announced Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2017 announced
- July 26, 2017

Starting on August 1, the open-world farming game, Slime Rancher , is making its console debut on Xbox One. The other Xbox One title will be Trials Fusion , the platform racer with a top-notch physics system. That being said, it is a Wii U exclusive so don't get your hopes up. Microsoft has just announced what games are going to be available in August for its Games with Gold service. (more...)
Adobe announces plans to kill off Flash Adobe announces plans to kill off Flash
- July 26, 2017

Content creators will instead be encouraged to migrate existing content to new, "open" formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly . The company said in November 2015 that it would support open standards like HTML5, which gives web browsers some of the features that Flash offers. (more...)
Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market Amazon Echo faces challenge to stay on top of smart speaker market
- July 26, 2017

The device has already begun small volume pilot production at plants in China and is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018. After the smartphone craze put slick touch-screen devices into the pockets of billions of people in the span of less than 10 years, we now seem to be getting on another wave of gadgets that seems set to flood more and more homes. (more...)
Toyota EVs With Long-Range Solid-State Batteries Due 2022 Toyota EVs With Long-Range Solid-State Batteries Due 2022
- July 26, 2017

Although Toyota spokeswoman Kayo Doi said the company would not comment on specific product plans, she did say the company aims to commercialize all-solid-state batteries by the early 2020s. FT- EV III concept electric vehicle on display during the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. (more...)
Moto Z2 Force Edition Specs, Price, And Release Date Officially Confirmed Moto Z2 Force Edition Specs, Price, And Release Date Officially Confirmed
- July 26, 2017

That's been the challenge of Moto Mods , Motorola's initiative to create magnetic accessories for the Z series of modular phones: a few have been bold; others have been glorified battery packs . No smartphone is ideal, though. Instead, Motorola has traded that battery life for thinness. Well, this is one area that the Moto Z2 Play can most likely claim superiority. (more...)
New details emerge for Destiny 2's Patrol mode New details emerge for Destiny 2's Patrol mode
- July 26, 2017

In a video published yesterday that's part of IGN's monthlong Destiny 2 trickle , Bungie showed off some of the features that the sequel will bring to the table. You'll have to venture around the starting location to find the hidden entrance. Lost Sectors are another activity in patrols, which are basically loot caves that have hard bosses within them, and you will be rewarded with a chest once they're defeated. (more...)
Fruitfly Malware Can Spy on Mac Users Fruitfly Malware Can Spy on Mac Users
- July 25, 2017

But, Wardle's analysis of a second variant seems to point to a more sinister use of the malware and design by its author. Mac users beware: Law enforcement agents are investigating malware that's been affecting Mac computers. It's more likely that the attacker is someone that has been using the malware for his or her own "perverse" goals. "If it's turning on the webcam, that's for perverse reasons". (more...)
BioWare's Themed Corn Maze BioWare's Themed Corn Maze
- July 25, 2017

Trust me, getting lost in corn really is one of your better entertainment options around those parts. Edmonton Corn Maze is the company that teamed up with BioWare to create the field design, and it came out looking pretty epic. Well, mainly because the folks at BioWare like to go to the corn maze with their families. "Also, we wanted to get a little advertising coverage". "It's a bit of everything for everyone and it seems to be a good mix for people". (more...)
Tech giants ditch Qualcomm, side with Apple Tech giants ditch Qualcomm, side with Apple
- July 25, 2017

From 2011 to 2016, these arrangements foreclosed rivals like Intel from competing for Apple's vital business'. Qualcomm had lodged a complaint with ITC requesting an import and domestic sales ban on iPhone and iPad models produced outside of the US. (more...)
Facebook Buys Startup to Expand its Anti-Piracy Repertoire Facebook Buys Startup to Expand its Anti-Piracy Repertoire
- July 25, 2017

While Facebook already has the biggest audience, with 2 billion monthly users, it must prove that it can pay creators enough to make investing in their presence on the social network worth the effort. Acquiring Source3 builds on those efforts. Facebook's acquisition of Source3 comes at a time when the social network is trying to convince more content creators to share their work through its news feed . (more...)
Hidden water on the moon? Lunar explorers could make a splash Hidden water on the moon? Lunar explorers could make a splash
- July 25, 2017

While they determined there wasn't a lot of water embedded in the beads - about 46 parts per million - they were able to estimate that the interior of the moon at one time contained an amount of water equal to that of the Caribbean Sea. (more...)
Second version of HoloLens HPU will incorporate AI coprocessor for implementing DNNs Second version of HoloLens HPU will incorporate AI coprocessor for implementing DNNs
- July 25, 2017

Microsoft's chip, however, seems to be the first AI silicon designed with augmented reality (AR) in mind. The idea is that with this new chip inside the main " Holographic Processing Unit ", the next-generation HoloLens will be able to do things like recognize objects in the line of sight, but its battery won't be exhausted too quickly, because the main chip won't need to do the extra computing work. (more...)
HTC U11 Sapphire Blue to go on pre-order in India HTC U11 Sapphire Blue to go on pre-order in India
- July 25, 2017

We assume that the new model will be available in all the color variants that the 64 GB one comes in, including blue, silver, black, and red. Till date, the smartphone was available only in two colors in the country - Amazing Silver and Brilliant Black. (more...)
Apple iOS 11 will intelligently manage your Wi-Fi connections Apple iOS 11 will intelligently manage your Wi-Fi connections
- July 25, 2017

Apple added the auto-join button, accessed by tapping the blue "i" icon next to the Wi-Fi network, in a previous beta of iOS 11. We'll update with any changes discovered in the latest macOS High Sierra release below. But if you're now testing iOS 11, head over to the Settings app of your iPhone or iPad to update. macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 also received a beta update today. (more...)
Really wild show… TV man filmed in road rage rant Really wild show… TV man filmed in road rage rant
- July 25, 2017

The drama erupted after Mr Gale was involved in a minor crash with another woman on the M27 near Portsmouth in England's south coast on Saturday morning. On his LinkedIn page, Beeley cites his experience as a senior producer with the BBC between 1988 and 2009. Mr Gale from Wiltshire also claimed Beeley grabbed hold of him around the throat and "raised his fist in a threatening manner". (more...)
Overcooked: Special Edition spices up the Switch this week Overcooked: Special Edition spices up the Switch this week
- July 25, 2017

A few new titles are hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop this week, but the one you'll want to be sure to check out is a port of the acclaimed party game Overcooked . Choose a human, raccoon, dinosaur, French bulldog, robot or even a reindeer in your quest for culinary greatness! The game will feature local cooperative play with four single Joy-Con controllers, so it really won't take much effort to get a full game going. (more...)
United Kingdom to power industrial strategy with battery funding 'revolution' United Kingdom to power industrial strategy with battery funding 'revolution'
- July 25, 2017

A three-month consultation earlier this year on an industrial strategy to increase United Kingdom productivity and growth attracted more than 1,900 written responses from businesses and organisations. Sir Mark identified areas where the United Kingdom had strengths in battery technology and could benefit through cross-collaboration. We need to look to supporting technologies that complement battery power, such as ultracapacitor technology, to allow us to smooth the peak power needs and ... (more...)
Google Pixel 2 to be powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC Google Pixel 2 to be powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC
- July 24, 2017

So, we suggest you take this report with a pinch of salt. Moreover, it also remains uncertain if the upgraded version of the processor will arrive with both, Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones or in any single device. The recent specs leak of Galaxy Note 8 suggests that the Snapdragon 835 processor will power the device. As per the older reports, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will boast the pressure-sensitive frames, much akin to the kind of frame that shipped with HTC's Edge Sense ... (more...)
JioPhone | Here's How to Apply & Book Your Jio 4G Phone JioPhone | Here's How to Apply & Book Your Jio 4G Phone
- July 24, 2017

Like past few Reliance AGM , the Jio Phone made most of the headlines on Friday, after Mukesh Ambani uncovered the wrap over most rumoured feature phone in the history of the Indian telecom industry. Though the mandatory monthly recharge is the cost you should take into account, it is not high if compared to current tariff plans, especially if you keep a separate phone only for hours of calling per day. (more...)