Sci-tech

Qualcomm sues to block Apple from selling the iPhone in China

Qualcomm sues to block Apple from selling the iPhone in China This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the U.S. and has since expanded worldwide. "Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them", Trimble said. In July, it filed a similar claim in the U.S., pointing to six patents that it said Apple was in violation of. While we've detailed the legal bickering between the two tech gia... [Full Article...]

Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year's iPhones

Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year's iPhones Now, Kuo has indirectly confirmed the claims. MacRumors reported on Kuo's latest note. Apple's lack of improvement here can be written to phone's digits as minus. The company has termed its sharpest display ever (or so far) on iPhone as Super Retina. Earlier this week, Redditor turnaround_ posted an image of workers painting a new iPhone X ad in Toronto, which some might say is a "lost art... [Full Article...]

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Has Been Detailed

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Has Been Detailed South Park's latest episode sees the town's children go head-to-head with Mark Zuckerberg, though those eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be more interested in how the episode ties into the upcoming game. [Full Article...]

El Nino caused record Carbon dioxide spike in 2015-16

El Nino caused record Carbon dioxide spike in 2015-16 The super-sized El Nino a couple of years ago led to an increase of 3 billion tons of carbon in the air. The findings suggest that, at least in some cases, higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide result from the interplay of natural conditions and human activity. [Full Article...]

Amazon wants to hire 120000 U.S. workers for the holidays

Amazon wants to hire 120000 U.S. workers for the holidays Davidson analyst Thomas Forte said. As a result, several USA retailers, including Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp, have been focusing on their online businesses and have ramped up hiring seasonal workers to man their distribution centres that support online operations. [Full Article...]

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 To Be Released In Malaysia This Month

However, as is typical for the smartphone market these days, not every colour has been available in every region. To purchase the device, customers can visit the network providers, MTN, Airtel, Etisalat and GLO; Samsung Experience Stores, and select retail partners nationwide. [Full Article...]

Aston Martin's New Luxury Convertible Has a Sporty Side

Aston Martin's New Luxury Convertible Has a Sporty Side Purists could be shocked to discover that this drop-top is propelled forward by a V8 rather than a velvety smooth V12, but the eight-cylinder 4-liter twin-turbocharged block in question comes courtesy of Mercedes-AMG. It takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close, and can be operated remotely from the key or at speeds up to 31 miles per hour. Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Office... [Full Article...]

Oppo F3 Lite Launched Sporting 16 MP Selfie Shooter

Oppo F3 Lite Launched Sporting 16 MP Selfie Shooter It is available through Amazon India and Oppo's retail stores across the country. Previously, the company has announced that the Oppo F5 will be launched in the Southeast Asian markets such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Malaysia. [Full Article...]

Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare, next Dragon Age still coming

Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare, next Dragon Age still coming It looks like the party is over and they're taking away the balloons at BioWare tonight. He's worked on games like Jade Empire , Mass Effect , Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and the aforementioned Dragon Age series, and many thought he was helming the all-but-announced fourth game in the main Dragon Age series. [Full Article...]

Yellowstone's supervolcano may erupt sooner than expected

Yellowstone's supervolcano may erupt sooner than expected The previous eruption occurred in about the same time frame before that - 1.3 million years ago - meaning that the volcano may be primed for another explosion, reports the New York Post . The minerals revealed changes in temperature and composition built up in only decades. It's also news because, as the Times notes , decades are but "a blink of an eye, geologically speaking". [Full Article...]

Befriend your Rotom Dex and…play…Roto Loto? in Pokemon USUM

Befriend your Rotom Dex and…play…Roto Loto? in Pokemon USUM It was just last week that Nintendo debuted a new trailer showing off some of the alternate worlds players will visit in UltraSun and UltraMoon , and today, the topic of discussion is Z-Moves. Dusk Mane Necrozma (which occurs when Necrozma absorbs Solgaleo) will have access to a Z-Move called " Searing Sunraze Smash ". The trailer also goes into greater detail regarding the Rotom Pokedex. [Full Article...]

Target Offers Voice Shopping, Two-Day Delivery with Google Express

Target Offers Voice Shopping, Two-Day Delivery with Google Express In addition, in 2018, Target shoppers will be able to link their Target .com and Google accounts, so the service will remember all their favorite items. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced today it is deepening its partnership with Google to make online shopping even easier. Or you went to the store only to realize they didn't have the brand you wanted? Target spokesman Eddie Baeb said... [Full Article...]

Tata Communications in talks to buy Tata Teleservices' enterprise business

Tata Communications in talks to buy Tata Teleservices' enterprise business Moreover, as a part of this transaction, Airtel will also be assuming a small portion of the unpaid spectrum liability of Tata towards the Department of Telecom. Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Pvt Ltd acted as financial adviser to Tata. Bharti Airtel also stands to gain from the acquisition of Tata Tele, as it will get an instant boost in the size of its customer base. [Full Article...]

Equifax's site hacked to redirect info-seeking visitors to adware

Equifax's site hacked to redirect info-seeking visitors to adware Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the victim of another cyberattack, this time involving a fake Flash downloader that greeted some people on its website. Once clicked, the phony Flash reportedly downloads adware onto the user's computer that fills their internet browser with ads. Equifax's security protocols have been u... [Full Article...]

Richard Branson and Virgin Group invest in Hyperloop One

Richard Branson and Virgin Group invest in Hyperloop One The pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag. The announcement today says that this new global partnership will continue to focus on Hyperloop One as a passenger and mixed-use cargo system. [Full Article...]

Dwarf planet has a ring to it

VIDEO Back in January, a Spanish-led group of astroboffins turned telescopes skywards to watch an occultation of dwarf planet Haumea, and got a surprise. That rapid spin makes it the fastest-spinning large object known in our solar system . They got 10 Earth-based observatories ready, and on that night all pointed their telescopes towards the same patch of sky to learn as much as they could. [Full Article...]

Samsung's Star Wars themed robot vacuums are the droids you're looking for

Samsung's Star Wars themed robot vacuums are the droids you're looking for There is one key difference that sets these models apart from the standard Samsung PowerBot vacuum, though - they come pre-loaded with Star Wars phrases and music that will play as they clean. The Darth Vader model comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and its own remote control. There's nothing new other than the cosmetic changes. They feature Samsung's proprietary (and aptly named) CycloneForce and Ed... [Full Article...]

Apple is partnering with LG for a foldable iPhone

Apple is partnering with LG for a foldable iPhone In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the Face ID will be featured in the iPad in an effort to bridge the gap between iPad and iPhone users. As of now, Samsung is expected to continue supplying OLED panels for at least one more year. The report adds that LG has been working on its own foldable OLED panels for years, and is reportedly improving its durability as wel... [Full Article...]

Oculus Go: Standalone headset aims to get one billion people using VR

Oculus Go: Standalone headset aims to get one billion people using VR The new lightweight headset is called Oculus Go and is created to be more effective than the rival Samsung Gear VR , but not as expensive as Oculus Rift itself. For developers, the Oculus Go could widen the Oculus VR ecosystem, giving them more motivation to develop VR and immersive apps and software that will have a decent chance of being used by a good number of people. [Full Article...]

Mysterious hole the size of ME opens in Antarctica

Mysterious hole the size of ME opens in Antarctica Areas of open water enveloped by ice, such as this hole are known as polynias and are formed in the coastal areas of Antarctica. 'It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice, ' atmospheric physicist Kent Moore , a professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga, told Motherboard . [Full Article...]


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