Sci-tech

by | January 09, 2018 | 17:44

At the CES 2018 the flash memory manufacturer has displayed the SanDisk smallest flash drive ever that supports the USB-C. Having the USB Type-C connectivity is going to be another advantage for the current-day devices, not just the Android smartphones but also with the recent MacBooks having only the Type-C ports.

by | January 09, 2018 | 16:30

Now the DGCCRF (or the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Repression of Fraud), part of the Economic Ministry, has begun a formal investigation. It follows a complaint by a consumer organization, Stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP or Halte a l'Obsolescence Programmee), a judicial source told AFP .

by | January 09, 2018 | 15:55

However, this particular one is also a blue moon because it's the second one occurring in the same month. But there has been a time in history when a true " blue moon " did appear. The Earth's dark shadow will slowly creep over the bright lunar disk, as our planet moves between the sun and the moon. This super-sized moon will appear to be 13 per cent larger and 25 per cent brighter than the average full moon this year, making it a particularly impressive sight as it rises above the ...

by | January 09, 2018 | 11:11

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still getting patches from the developers after releasing early in December. While the Xbox team said that they'd have more info on the update soon, they did players one better by actually releasing the update and the notes within a day of the preview.

by | January 09, 2018 | 11:09

Until a few years ago, there were essentially three standards, the Alliance for Wireless Power, the Power Matters Alliance (no joking), and Qi, which was already the dominant player. Powermat was barely hanging on as a standard, but as it mentioned, Apple's favoring of Qi for its upcoming chargers pretty much sealed its fate. That, it seems, was the straw that broke Powermat's back.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:54

The newly introduced itself is the combo of Android Pay and Google Wallet services. Google Pay essentially aspires to bring all of Google's mobile payments - beginning with Android Pay and Google Wallet - efforts under one roof. We are still waiting for the unified services that Google is planning for the masses. Google is also inviting developers to integrate Google Payment into their website and apps.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:54

It examined two genetically distinct populations of turtles on the reef, finding the northern group of about 200,000 animals was overwhelmingly female. The sex at which turtle eggs incubate determines the babies' sex. "There are a lot of sea turtle populations that are female biased, and in fact that's a great method for them to reproduce in greater numbers", Ms Allen said.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:50

Meanwhile, in another leak, this time on Weibo, it is revealed that the standard Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with 4 GB of random-access memory (RAM) while its Plus counterpart will get 6 GB. The Galaxy A8+ has two variants, one with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phone also supports SD card for expanding the storage up to 256GB.

by | January 09, 2018 | 06:34

In its response, Apple pointed to controls it provides in the Settings section of each iPhone, allowing parents to install and delete apps, control in-app purchases and restrict website access. Researchers also found teenagers who spend five hours or more a day on electronic devices are 51 per cent more likely to get less than seven hours of sleep than teenagers who spend one hour or less.

by | January 09, 2018 | 03:15

It's for device makers and manufacturers to bring Alexa to a gaggle of on-the-go products, including so-called hearables, headphones, smart watches, fitness devices, and the like. Amazon has already said that Bose , Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers & Wilkins, among others, plan on adding Alexa to various Bluetooth audio devices in the coming months.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:38

However, the major trend for 2018 will be under-display fingerprint scanners. If you hated the protruding dual-camera bump of the iPhone X , here's an interesting alternative from Doogee . On the back, it looks similar to some Galaxy S9 renders that surfaced earlier in which two camera sensors sit vertically with an LED flash to the left.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:34

Huawei's CES 2018 keynote is happening tomorrow, and it'll be interesting to see what the company has to say. Previous reports had it that the Mate 10 Pro would be released via AT&T, in an effort from Huawei to make its brand better known stateside , where the company's phones are far from being popular.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:16

Another Doklam-type standoff was averted in Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting area with India and China having resolved their differences after a Border Personnel Meeting was held between the two sides two days ago, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:11

In addition to a release date for Ring Alarm, the company also announced plans to release two new cameras this year. The Ring Beams product range constitute a number of outdoor security lights including pathway lights, step lights, and spotlights, which will work in conjunction with Ring's security cameras and doorbells.

by | January 09, 2018 | 01:10

On the back, the centered vertical camera is now surrounded by a sleek colored rim. Also, the internal storage of the new Nokia 6 is upgradable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The Nokia 6 (2018 ) brings a slew of new features and improvements in comparison to its predecessor. The company had already started releasing the Android Oreo beta update in other countries, which has now been extended to the Indian users.

by | January 09, 2018 | 01:02

The regular ZenFone Max came with a 5.5-inch display, and the Plus variant bumps it up to 5.7 inches and opts for an 18:9 aspect ratio. The primary shooter is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens and a number of advanced PixelMaster camera modes including one that increases the camera's resolution to a whopping 64 megapixels.

by | January 09, 2018 | 00:58

If you're using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, Apple recently rolled out an update that attempts to mitigate the problem, with more fixes on the way, according to the company . Meltdown is a security flaw in the hardware design of the chipsets that affects computers with Intel processor. The processors are found in virtually all modern phones, computers, and servers.

by | January 09, 2018 | 00:22

That's not all however, The HTC Vive Pro will feature two microphones for noise cancellation capabilities and it'll work with both 1.0 and 2.0 base stations. Available this summer, it will give PC users the option to ditch wires completely. This piece of equipment will operat in the interference-free 60Ghz band, says HTC, and will be up to "the most discerning quality bar for home users and business VR customers", so says Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality Group at Intel ...

by | January 08, 2018 | 19:49

Google's revamped mobile payment service has arrived, now called Google Pay . " Google Pay provides a simple, intuitive option for Fandango customers to speed through checkout with just one tap", said Mark Young, Fandango's senior vice president of global strategy & business development, in a press release.

by | January 08, 2018 | 19:11

With its main competitor Google Assistant already making its way to everything from smartwatches to headphones , Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is also gearing up to do the same. According to the latest report , Alexa-powered AR smart glasses will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. Or you ask Alexa, among its numerous other skills, to catch you up on the news, weather, and traffic while you're shaving, say.

by | January 08, 2018 | 18:19

The Spin 3 (SP314-51) laptop has been updated with support for 8th generation Intel Core processors and has a 14-inch full HD display . For starters, the Swift 7 comes with a seventh-generation Intel processor instead of the latest eighth-gen and is limited to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage with no higher capacity models available.

by | January 08, 2018 | 18:11

Of course, we haven't had a lot of luck with EV startups bringing their cool EV concepts to production yet, which means that Byton will have to work against the persisting vaporware-feeling that comes with new companies launching electric vehicles.

by | January 08, 2018 | 14:39

These include seeing who is at the front door with the ring doorbell, adjusting the thermostat, checking on a sleeping baby in the next room, and more, right from the refrigerator screen. That's a nice improvement, but Samsung still has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch the competition - the refrigerator's Bixby controls seemed a little under-developed when I took some time to play with them late a year ago.

by | January 08, 2018 | 12:43

Because Intel doesn't use AMD's Infinity Fabric technology, which allows AMD to mesh its modular die architectures together, Intel developed its own Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) to connect the CPU with the high-bandwidth memory ( HBM2 ) AMD uses with its GPUs.

by | January 08, 2018 | 12:16

Speaking of their release, Sony has opted to forgo confirming pricing information and firm details on availability today. These will be the company's updates to the Xperia XA , Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia L1. On the connectivity front, both of them features 4G LTE with the Cat13/12 band, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

by | January 08, 2018 | 10:33

However, all leaders agreed that the new era requires a new political style. But the Social Democrats vowed to go into opposition after a disastrous election result September 24, and only reluctantly reconsidered after Merkel's attempt to build a coalition with two smaller parties collapsed in November.

by | January 08, 2018 | 08:13

This effectively would make BFGDs the one of the biggest displays you can hook your PC gaming rig to. These 65-inch gaming displays are aimed at hardcore PC gamers who want a huge screen, and have impressive specs like a 4K resolution, HDR, as low as 1ms latency, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

by | January 08, 2018 | 04:10

But the company continued to broadcast the return of the first-stage booster to Cape Canaveral, where it landed upright as part of a recycling effort. The Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture is targeting a 4 p.m. EST Wednesday launch from California of a classified NRO mission on a Delta IV rocket, followed by a January 18 launch of an Atlas V carrying a US missile warning satellite from Cape Canaveral.

by | January 08, 2018 | 03:52

SpaceX plans to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opens at 8 p.m. This weekend, SpaceX plans to launch a USA government payload, and, before the end of the month, the company is planning a test flight for what will be the world's most powerful rocket.

by | January 07, 2018 | 02:33

We're pretty devastated to be honest, both Kirby and her co-star Claire Foy - not to mention Matt Smith as Prince Phillip - have been excellent in the first two seasons. But the excitement of it so far has been introducing new names, like Foy and Kirby. The second season, which premiered December 8 on the streaming service, ended with Margaret marrying Matthew Goode's Earl of Snowdon and pregnant with their first child.

by | January 06, 2018 | 19:08

Tensions have been high after North Korea carried out multiple missile launches previous year, including a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and its sixth atomic test, by far its most powerful to date. Lambasting "failed "experts" discussing the matter as "fools", Trump questioned whether the two nations would have engaged in conversation had he not been "firm, strong and willing to commit our total "might" against the North".

by | January 06, 2018 | 19:10

Three other FCC commissioners - Brendan Carr, Michael O'Rielly, and Mignon Clyburn - are scheduled to attend a separate panel previewing the 2018 regulatory environment. The spokesman added the agency does not comment on security concerns. RT America reached out to a spokesperson for CTA and are waiting to hear back.

by | January 06, 2018 | 17:06

As we learned on Wednesday, a serious design flaw , which can be exploited using techniques known as Spectre and Meltdown , has been reportedly present in all Intel's CPUs made in the last 10 years, which could potentially leave devices vulnerable to hackers, requiring an operating system (OS) update in order to fix it.

by | January 06, 2018 | 17:00

Priced at 4104 yen (~$36.28), the HD re-release might be set for a March launch date across both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The confirmation came from a Japanese store listing that only had the PS4 edition, but it's nearly certain it'll come to both PS4 and Xbox One.

by | January 06, 2018 | 16:35

Apple says that now there are no known exploits that are impacting users at this time. Researchers at Google's Project Zero and academic institutions and discovered the issues a year ago and disclosed them this week. Other major companies rolling out fixes include Microsoft, Amazon and Google. The company said it would release a patch to help guard Safari against Spectre and advised only downloading software from trustworthy sources.