Sci-tech

Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes

Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system and is made up of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands. Australian researchers found a new technique to repopulate the Great Coral Reef which could pave the way to a new era of coral reef recovery. [Full Article...]

List of Samsung devices in line to get OS update leaked online

List of Samsung devices in line to get OS update leaked online Granted, not all of these are available in all markets as the Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Grey being the most widespread ones. Samsung had earlier released an official ad for the new colour variant on its Samsung Mobile Korea YouTube channel. [Full Article...]

New Artificial Muscles Lift 1000 Times Their Own Weight

New Artificial Muscles Lift 1000 Times Their Own Weight The scientists have devised a new way to outfit the soft robots with more strength and this is accomplished by fitting the soft robots with rigid origami skeletons. "In addition to their muscle-like properties, these soft actuators are highly scalable". "Now that we have created actuators with properties similar to natural muscle, we can imagine building nearly any robot for nearly any task". [Full Article...]

Patent Filing Indicates Apple Inc. (AAPL) Eyeing Foldable iPhone

Patent Filing Indicates Apple Inc. (AAPL) Eyeing Foldable iPhone Details are pictured on the back of an Apple Iphone 6 on a table in a restaurant in Hanau, Germany, April 10, 2016. The foldable iPhone's design looks like two iPhones switched together, but the patent notes that it will have a single sheet of a foldable display. [Full Article...]

YouTube Draining Your iPhone's Battery? App Update Finally Brings Battery Drain Fix

YouTube Draining Your iPhone's Battery? App Update Finally Brings Battery Drain Fix To what extent users were affected is likely related to app version, however. Go ahead and download the YouTube update by going to the App Store app on your iPhone , iPad, or iPod touch, to fix those issue - that is, if your device doesn't download app updates automatically, as it should. [Full Article...]

TRAI backs Net neutrality

TRAI backs Net neutrality However, critical IoT services, which may be identified by DoT, and which satisfy the definition of specialised services, would be automatically excluded, it said. As TRAI points out, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) that are local to a Telecom Service Provider's (TSP) network are exempt as long as said content is not delivered via "public internet". [Full Article...]

Pixel 2's secret photo chip unlocked with Android 8.1 beta

Pixel 2's secret photo chip unlocked with Android 8.1 beta Support for the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL's Visual Core chip is now coming with the Android 8.1 Oreo update that's currently on its final beta. Developers can use the images for compatibility testing using new Android 8.1 features like Neural Networks API and others. [Full Article...]

Pokemon GO trainers break Niantic's Global Catch Challenge, 3BN Pokemon caught

Pokemon GO trainers break Niantic's Global Catch Challenge, 3BN Pokemon caught It was here that Farfetch'd was introduced into Pokemon Go for players all around the world, where as it had previously been a Japan and East Asia exclusive critter. For catching 500 million Pokemon within a week players unlocked double experience, a boost in the number of Pokemon appearing and an increase to make lures last six hours. [Full Article...]

Facebook's New AI Can Identify Suicidal Thoughts In Posts And Videos

Facebook's New AI Can Identify Suicidal Thoughts In Posts And Videos Facebook has not disclosed many technical details of the program, but the company said its software searches for certain phrases that could be clues, such as the questions " Are you ok? " and " Can I help? ". The information may also be sent to their friends and it may even establish contact with local first responders. We have teams working around the world, 24/7, who review reports that come in ... [Full Article...]

Demon's Souls Shuts Down Its Online Servers Soon, Losing Multiplayer And More

Demon's Souls Shuts Down Its Online Servers Soon, Losing Multiplayer And More Although it wasn't until the release of Dark Souls on PC that the series started to grow in notable popularity, never forget that it was Demon's Souls exclusively on the PS3 that the Souls series was born. Demon's Souls first began service for PlayStation 3 in Japan on February 5, 2009. While the game will still offer a powerful experience for anyone who hasn't had a chance to play th... [Full Article...]

Uber Hack 'Merits Further Scrutiny,' US Senators Say in Letter to Company

Uber Hack 'Merits Further Scrutiny,' US Senators Say in Letter to Company Uber is now facing tough questions from Congress over a data breach previous year that affected as many as 57 million user and driver accounts . In asking Uber to answer 11 questions about the breach and the company's response, the letter notes that in January 2015 Uber released a report concluding the company had appropriate data security and incident response plans in place. [Full Article...]

OPPO F5's New 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India, Available Via Flipkart

OPPO F5's New 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India, Available Via Flipkart Coming to the highlight of Oppo F5, the front camera is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), which the company claims inspects every angle of your face "to create the perfectly refined and natural selfie". This phone has 16MP rear camera with LED flash and f/1.8 aperture. With over 200 facial recognition spots, F5 6GB variant can distinguish users' facial features from skin tone and type, ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police to "seize and retain" drones with new proposed law

United Kingdom police to Police are also poised to gain powers enabling them to ground and seize drones they suspect have been used in a criminal activity. The concerns are to be addressed in a Drone Bill, to be published in the spring, which will make it mandatory for devices weighing more than 250g (8.8oz) to be registered "to improve accountability". [Full Article...]

Microsoft finally brings full Office support to all Chromebooks

For the Chrome OS , the Android app support came in a year ago. However, other Play Store-supported Chromebooks did not get the Office Suite apps, until now. Reports indicate that Chrome OS devices now have access to every Office app in the Play Store. Microsoft's Office products are the most widely used productivity tools, and missing out on them would have surely cost various Chromebook ma... [Full Article...]

Designer creates Substitute Phone for when you can't flick off yourself

Designer creates Substitute Phone for when you can't flick off yourself Schillinger designed the tool in response to addictive tendencies not only to use smartphones, but also to have them in hand and reflexively check them. The Substitute Phone lineup has five designs, all of which were made specifically to replicate numerous actions that people perform on their smartphone, The Verge reports. [Full Article...]

Oppo A79 Launched, Know features, Specifications

Oppo A79 Launched, Know features, Specifications The smartphone also features some decent internals. The device features nearly similar design like Oppo R11s , but it varies in the aspects of specs. While on the front, it features a 16MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and a 5P lens. Oppo A79 runs ColorOS 3.2 custom skin based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. [Full Article...]

Time to change your password: Imgur was hacked in 2014

Time to change your password: Imgur was hacked in 2014 A day later, the company started resetting the passwords of affected accounts, and published a public disclosure alerting users of the breach . Imgur updated its algorithm to the new bcrypt algorithm a year ago. This is a relatively small percentage of Imgur users, and COO Roy Sehgal points out that the site has never asked for "personally-identifying information". [Full Article...]

Vetr Inc. Downgrades Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Hold

Vetr Inc. Downgrades Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Hold Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 911 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $131,000 after acquiring an additional 78 shares during the period. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Dixon Hubard Feinour And Brown Va reported 6,839 shares. Lumina Fund holds 0.7% in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 39,585 shares. [Full Article...]

Steam Autumn Sale Now Live

Steam Autumn Sale Now Live These range from obscure indie games to some of the biggest franchises in PC gaming. The recent horror title The Evil Within 2 from Bethesda is now going for half-off, at $30, and Dark Souls 3 is available for $24, down 60 percent from the regular price. [Full Article...]

New species can develop in just two generations

New species can develop in just two generations Scientists note that in 1981, a male large cactus finch that is believed to have come from the nearby island of Espanola, mated with a native finch on Daphne Major and produced offspring. Researchers followed the entire population of finches on a tiny Galapagos island called Daphne Major, for many years, and so they were able to watch the speciation in progress. [Full Article...]


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