Sci-tech

Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Big One

Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Big One Last year, he visited every US state he hadn't been to yet. Translation: Well, actually I visited about 30 new states that I had never been to, like Nebraska, because I never needed to go to Nebraska before. Meanwhile, Chief Cybersecurity Visionary at MGT and founder of Intel-owned McAfee Anti-Virus John McAfee has reinforced faith in Bitcoin , stating "For you who are long-term investors l... [Full Article...]

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in 2018

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in 2018 The promise of 5G connectivity has always been dangled by several carriers, and now at the start of the year, AT&T is expecting that they will be the first to actually make that real by late 2018. The company also said it would continue to enhance and launch the 5G Evolution service in more cities. "We will give you more options to access our latest wireless network offers by making additi... [Full Article...]

Jio Plans Cheaper By 50₹; Increased Data Limit

Jio Plans Cheaper By 50₹; Increased Data Limit Other benefits like unlimited calling (local, STD and roaming) and daily 100 SMS remain the same for all the plans we've just discussed. While this is a good offering from Idea , the other operators are also offer similar plans. 348 prepaid recharge plan, which earlier used to offer 1GB data per day, now offers 2GB 4G/3G/2G/ per day. Also, there is no cap on plans from Airtel or Jio . [Full Article...]

The OnePlus 5T now comes in a gorgeous Sandstone White

The OnePlus 5T now comes in a gorgeous Sandstone White The Sandstone White OnePlus 5T price is the same as the black version, at $599 (£499), ensuring it keeps its affordable flagship price tag and goes on sale on January 9 at 10am GMT in the United Kingdom and 10am ET in the US. On the plus side, the white paint fully conceals the 5T's plastic antenna lines, which are visible on the top and bottom of the black model. In fact, perhaps the only not... [Full Article...]

Roku Shares Jump On News Of Voice Assistant Rollout, Licensing Expansion

Roku Shares Jump On News Of Voice Assistant Rollout, Licensing Expansion Roku customers can now use voice control with a Roku remote or the Roku mobile app to pull up content on a TV screen once it's already on, but this new voice assistant would use natural language processing to recognize requests and pull up Roku content across different devices, even if the TV was initially turned off. [Full Article...]

LG unveils new concept robots for carrying your drinks, suitcase, and shopping

LG unveils new concept robots for carrying your drinks, suitcase, and shopping These robots, whose range LG has baptized CLOi, are meant to help with carrying your suitcase, shopping in supermarkets and even carry your drinks in hotels. It has a built-in sliding tray, can interact with guests, and once the delivery is confirmed it will make its way back to the kitchen independently. In addition, it can handle express check-in and check-out services and process payments. [Full Article...]

How to check if Apple is reducing the performance of your iPhone

How to check if Apple is reducing the performance of your iPhone Of course, there are a ton of apps in the App Store that can do this, but just to get things started, you can go with Battery Life . That's because Apple began throttling performance of these devices with aging batteries in an iOS update previous year as a solution to iPhones shutting down unexpectedly during peak performance. [Full Article...]

Twitter explains why Trump's 'nuclear' tweets are here to stay

Twitter explains why Trump's 'nuclear' tweets are here to stay Ezra Klein, founder of Vox.com, tweeted on Tuesday. On Friday, amid increasingly vocal calls for the company to ban President Donald Trump from its service, Twitter defended its policies against censoring world leaders on its platform. [Full Article...]

Chemical bans proved to have helped close ozone hole

Chemical bans proved to have helped close ozone hole These long-living chemical compounds eventually rise into the stratosphere, where they are broken apart by the sun's ultraviolet radiation, releasing chlorine atoms that go on to destroy ozone molecules. They found that ozone loss is decreasing, but they needed to know whether a decrease in CFCs was responsible. The data showed that there was 20 percent less ozone depletion than a decade ago. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Limited Edition is now official

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Limited Edition is now official Here's the chronological listing of all OnePlus 5 variants so far. OnePlus 5T also features facial recognition which the company claims is very reliable and unlocks the phone in 0.4 seconds though it can't be used for transactions. OnePlus has launched the Sandstone White version of OnePlus 5T. A 16 MP front camera is there in the 5T that can record full HD videos too. The smartphone is backed... [Full Article...]

Android Nougat starts rolling out for Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro in India

Android Nougat starts rolling out for Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro in India To some extent, Samsung has implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8 and the 8+ but only on the area around the virtual home button. We have no idea what the Galaxy X will look like, however, as Samsung has been toying with various design ideas considering the multiple patents we've seen over the past few weeks. [Full Article...]

Baby Skeleton Reveals Genetic History Of Native Americans And Mysterious Migration

Baby Skeleton Reveals Genetic History Of Native Americans And Mysterious Migration New genetic analysis has revealed the presence of a unique Native American population living in what's now Alaska some 11,500 years ago. Scientists said on Wednesday a study of her genome indicated there was just a single wave of migration into the Americas across a land bridge, now submerged, that spanned the Bering Strait and connected Siberia to Alaska during the Ice Age. [Full Article...]

United States regains title of space-launch world leader

United States regains title of space-launch world leader Then, on Instagram , Musk said a hold-down test fire for the rocket was happening next week, with plans to launch by the end of the month. It's only fitting seeing as the Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V. SpaceX says , "Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars". [Full Article...]

Samsung unveils Exynos 9810 with facial recognition and more

Samsung unveils Exynos 9810 with facial recognition and more This "hybrid face detection" feature could be a worrying factor for Samsung's rival Apple , which has filled deep pockets for Face ID feature in iPhone X . The processor is widely expected to arrive in the Galaxy S9 and is claimed to include Apple iPhone X's FaceID-like feature. Each new generation of chips obviously brings faster CPU cores. [Full Article...]

Once in a blue moon

Once in a blue moon This particular blue moon will likely look red in some areas, because of the total lunar eclipse which can give the moon a red tinge, giving it the name blood moon. The moon experiences perigree once per orbit, but that doesn't always coincide with a full moon. By that criteria, we should get a cycle of several supermoons about every 14 full moons. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa Could Become a Digital Advertising Powerhouse

Amazon's Alexa Could Become a Digital Advertising Powerhouse Could Alexa be the next big thing in 2018? That said, hopefully Amazon and these companies have taken precautions to make sure that ovens don't get accidentally set without people realizing, since that could lead to a risky situation. Also, Amazon is putting its money where its mouth is. For example, a user can say "Alexa, defrost three pounds of chicken" or "Alexa, microwave for 50 seconds on h... [Full Article...]

Forever 21 suffers data breach of its credit card systems

Forever 21 suffers data breach of its credit card systems Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 on Thursday released more details surrounding a previously-suspected data breach that affected "various point-of-sale terminals" from April 3 to November 18, 2017. "In some stores, this scenario occurred for only a few days or several weeks, and in some stores, this scenario occurred for most or all of the timeframe", the company says. [Full Article...]

Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax 'swatting' call

Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax 'swatting' call In the Wichita prank call, the caller said someone had an argument with their mother; that the father was accidentally shot; and that a brother, a sister and the mother were held hostage, Wichita police Deputy Chief Troy Livingston said. Finch says police later instructed her, her roommate and her granddaughter to come outside with their hands up, which meant stepping over Finch's "dying" body. [Full Article...]

Teenager with Ozarks roots solved Apple's iPhone slowdown

Teenager with Ozarks roots solved Apple's iPhone slowdown The new packs reportedly will be "L" shaped rather than rectangular to allow Apple to squeeze as much battery into the iPhone as possible. Apple said users of the iPhone 6 and its successors will be able to replace batteries for 34,000 won (US$31.80), down from the previous 100,000 won. [Full Article...]

No wait: Apple offers $29 replacement batteries immediately

No wait: Apple offers $29 replacement batteries immediately The company said it used a software update to improve power management during peak workloads and "avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE". That disclosure played on a common belief among consumers that Apple purposely slows down older phones to encourage customers to buy newer iPhone models. [Full Article...]


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