Science


Snapchat has started rolling out its TrueDepth selfie lenses Snapchat has started rolling out its TrueDepth selfie lenses
- April 07, 2018

Sadly, it's impossible for Snapchat to add these high-quality filters to older iPhone models. With so much about data privacy issues going on these days, not to mention Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it is only fair to ask how much of TrueDepth camera data does Apple share with third-party apps like Snapchat . (more...)
Fortnite Map Shows All Known Vending Machine Locations Fortnite Map Shows All Known Vending Machine Locations
- April 06, 2018

As expected, there's at least one vending machine in almost every named location on the map . The vending machine will display one at a time and slowly rotate through them. Common items start at 100 materials, for example, while legendary items will set players back 500. Fortnite version 3.4 dropped last week, bringing some new content and a number of big fixes with it, but today, Epic Games is tossing more into the mix. (more...)
Apple is working on new touchless controls for its displays
- April 05, 2018

The curved displays will reportedly "curve inward gradually from top to bottom". It will release a second iPhone with that type of screen later this year; a larger model with a 6.5-inch screen, up from the 5.8-inch size in the current iPhone X . (more...)
Chinese Space Station Comes Tumbling to Earth Over Pacific Ocean Chinese Space Station Comes Tumbling to Earth Over Pacific Ocean
- April 04, 2018

Prior to Tiangong-1, the largest object to fall back to Earth without any control was Salyut-2, a Soviet space station that fell out of orbit after an accident in 1973. The space station is expected to be fully operational around 2022, it said. While it does appear that a fair amount of the Tiangong-1 may have survived the huge heat created by the friction of reentry, any debris that remained appears to have fallen harmlessly into the Pacific, "out in the middle of nowhere, which is ... (more...)
More severe storms possible Tuesday in San Antonio More severe storms possible Tuesday in San Antonio
- April 04, 2018

By Tuesday evening a sharp cold front moves in from the west. A strengthening low-level jet from the south along with a developing area of low pressure to our west will bring widespread rain across southeastern MI. A secondary tornado threat exists as well although that is very small. Our severe storm outlook today from the Storm Prediction Center remains relatively unchanged. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Samsung Galaxy S9, S9
- April 02, 2018

The Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled by the company on August 23 in 2017 and it hit the stores on September 15. But, don't be disappointed as Samsung could pull a last-minute surprise . Therefore this early production could likely hint that we get to see the Note 9 release earlier than expected. However, we can expect only the 64GB and 128GB storage variants with Exynos 9810 to be launched in India. (more...)
Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10 Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10
- April 02, 2018

As promised, Blizzard plans to bring back a revamped version of Overwatch's Uprising event. You may also remember that Moira's origin video showed her in a Blackwatch uniform too so perhaps she'll be receiving a new skin. Or just another secret mission that lends insight into the modern state of the in-game world? Blackwatch was the covert operations arm of Overwatch before it was shut down and suspended for suspicious activity. (more...)
Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything
- March 17, 2018

Beginning in 2003, I started to work on applying principles of quantum communication theory to the black hole problem funded by a generous grant from the Army Research Office. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute to the physicist - who was a Labour supporter - and said he "inspired the world with his determination to explain the mysteries of the cosmos" and "showed breathtaking courage to overcome life's adversities". (more...)
Astronaut's DNA no longer matches his twin, NASA study finds Astronaut's DNA no longer matches his twin, NASA study finds
- March 17, 2018

Scientists hope to better understand the effects of long-term space travel in preparation for trips to Mars, and the comparison with his twin offers scientists additional context. Mr. Humphries clarified that no twins are 100 percent identical, and that "over time they tend to become less identical, just like every human being". (more...)
United Nations blames Facebook for spreading hatred United Nations blames Facebook for spreading hatred
- March 17, 2018

It also suggested that, according to interviews conducted by Myanmar officials in Rakhine, many people left their homes owing to lack of jobs, food and threats from the ARSA. At least 9,000 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine state from August 25 to September 24 previous year, according to Doctors Without Borders. Last month, Bangladesh handed a list of 8,032 Rohingya from 1,673 families to Myanmar, to start the first phase of repatriations. (more...)
Tomb Raider Bombing From Captain Marvel Writer Tomb Raider Bombing From Captain Marvel Writer
- March 16, 2018

In its own way, Tomb Raider '18 delivers a lot of wonderful action and mystery, doing so with a smart mix of practical and digital effects. Its biggest problem is that it takes the Tomb Raider story that fans have become familiar with and sucks a lot of the fun out of it. (more...)
New Raspberry Pi 3 Board Brings More Power New Raspberry Pi 3 Board Brings More Power
- March 15, 2018

The latest Pi has the same $35 price, 86 x 56 dimensions, 40-pin header, and other features as the previous model, and has an nearly identical layout, thereby ensuring backward compatibility. "Like a modern smartphone, we treat the thermal mass of the device as a resource, to be spent carefully with the goal of optimising user experience", the foundation says. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 7999 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 7999
- March 15, 2018

After updating the Redmi Note line-up, Xiaomi is stepping up the game in the more affordable Redmi series. In terms of the design, the new Redmi 5 phones flaunt rounded corners and abandon off-screen capacitive buttons to accommodate the new near bezel-less screens. (more...)
Man arrested for stealing the Best Actress Oscar Trophy Man arrested for stealing the Best Actress Oscar Trophy
- March 09, 2018

A video posted to a Facebook page appeared to show Bryant kissing and showing off the trophy during the Governor's Ball . It was the second lowest in Academy history after the 2008 show, hosted by Jon Stewart, pulled in just 31.8 million. (more...)
Amazon Alexa Down: Echo's Voice Assistant Not Working Across The US Amazon Alexa Down: Echo's Voice Assistant Not Working Across The US
- March 03, 2018

According to Downdetector.com , a website that monitors technology outages and service interruptions , issues with Alexa began after 9:30 a.m. EST. Alexa is already capable of translating short terms and phrases from Spanish, German, Italian, French, and English into native languages. Google Pixel Buds has a similar feature and obviously work with a Google Assistant. (more...)
Nokia 8 Sirroco with Curved Glass Design Launched at MWC 2018
- March 02, 2018

Be it Nokia 1 , Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 , Nokia 7 or Nokia 8; the company in just one year after getting back to smartphone business has presented a decent portfolio of new phones with many leaks further suggesting that the company will be extending its portfolio with Nokia 9, Nokia 10. (more...)
Martin reportedly held at mental facility following apparent threat Martin reportedly held at mental facility following apparent threat
- February 26, 2018

Former San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin has added another chapter to what has been a very sad personal story. Kway said the department was unable to publicly confirm that Martin's Instagram stories post was what caused the shutdown. (more...)
With 5 new launches, Nokia's MWC2018 carnival has a phone for everyone With 5 new launches, Nokia's MWC2018 carnival has a phone for everyone
- February 26, 2018

The Nokia 1 is backed by a 2,150mAh battery and offers basic connectivity options including 4G VoLTE. With the launch of the new Nokia 6 , HMD Global confirmed that it was joining the Android One programme , guaranteeing pure Android with no bundled apps, services or bloatware - just Google's Android apps. (more...)
You'll soon be able to get your hands on Android Go phones You'll soon be able to get your hands on Android Go phones
- February 24, 2018

ARCore was first announced by Google way back in August 2017 and was first made available a year ago as a developer preview for the Pixel phones and Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S7. With Google's Pixel 2 and 2 XL, users can change the wallpaper to a darker image and receive a dark user interface to match. If you happen to own a compatible flagship device , you will also get the camera-based Lens experience within Google Assistant . (more...)
Fortnite building goes turbo in the next update Fortnite building goes turbo in the next update
- February 23, 2018

Each week a new set of seven challenges unlock, replacing the Season 2 Battle Pass daily challenges. Even with the added tiers, gamers should be able to complete the pass in about the same amount of time as it took to get through season two (typically between 75 and 150 hours). (more...)