Sci-tech

by | December 15, 2017 | 19:39

The Geminid meteor shower would peak today, December 14 with at least one meteorite every minute passing across the night sky. The shower's radiant is at top left, high above the horizon near Castor and Pollux the twin stars of Gemini. It's not almost as comfortable to take in as the Perseids meteor shower, which happens in the summer. For a direct view of the meteor shower, find a dark calm place away from the lights of the cities, especially in villages.

by | December 15, 2017 | 18:46

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1's 32GB storage version is priced at Rs 8,999, while the 64GB version is priced at Rs 10,999. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite smartphones have seen a bunch of successful sales. On the other hand, the Redmi Y1 Lite features a 13-megapixel rear camera along with PDAF support and a selfie shooter of 5-megapixel (as reported here).

by | December 15, 2017 | 16:35

Add Australia's 10% GST, and you're at around $7,172, just shy of Apple's asking price locally. The Californian tech giant states that the new iMac Pro delivers "incredible computing power" for several high-intensity tasks including; real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:52

He said Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) will use X's FSOC links to help bring fast, reliable internet access to more people across the state. Earlier chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had visited the Google X facility in the United States in May this year. "These FSOC links will form part of the high-bandwidth backbone of their network, giving them a cost effective way to connect rural and remote areas across the state", Baris Erkmen, the FSOC Lead at X, wrote in a blog ...

by | December 15, 2017 | 13:52

As previous rumors have suggested, the look of the Galaxy S9 will be reminiscent of the S8, with numerous design elements from this year's flagship phone being carried over to the S9. As per the render, the S9 will have thinner top and rear bezels but will not be much different than the S8, in terms of design. Samsung fans will know whether or not the Galaxy S9 will be a boring update to the Galaxy S8 once the smartphone is unveiled early next year.

by | December 15, 2017 | 12:56

Lens Studio is a free desktop app for Mac and Windows with guides and tools to help mould your augmented reality creations. Although Lens Studio does come equipped with various guides and additional tools (such as 2D and 3D design templates) that are created to make the process easier to digest and navigate.

by | December 15, 2017 | 11:04

Finally, beyond ads, Facebook touted branded content as another way that video creators are monetizing on the platform to great success. Facebook's News Feed, which comprises posts from friends and businesses, is the first thing its 2.1 billion users see when they open the mobile app or go to the website, making it a valuable online real estate.

by | December 15, 2017 | 09:01

It will use the company's own voice-assistant Bixby, which is now offered as a part of select Galaxy smartphones. Initially, Samsung had thought of including a screen in its smart speaker. However, it didn't give away any details as to specs or features. Maybe that's because Bixby 2.0 is a completely revamped version of their assistant that has set them back.

by | December 15, 2017 | 08:54

In one use case demonstrated by Apple , a 10-core iMac Pro was set up to run three simultaneous iOS instance tests, multiple virtual machines, and other tasks including regression testing-all while working with a large project in Xcode with no slowdown.

by | December 15, 2017 | 02:13

Most fans will remember how it added Suicune and Celebi, both of whom are highlighted in the game's 3DS eShop trailer. Way back in 2001, we awarded Pokemon Crystal a 9/10 review , calling it "one last hurrah for the Pocket Monsters on the Game Boy Color ", but criticising its relatively small difference from Gold and Silver .

by | December 14, 2017 | 23:49

The so-called Nokia 6 (2018) was spotted on Chinese certification authority TENAA's online database on December 12, with an ultra-tall, (near) bezel-less QHD display (18:9) and a Snapdragon 630 processor in tow. The 4 GB of RAM is confirmed, though, and we have 32 GB of storage. According to the leaks , the Nokia 6 (2018 ) carries a model number TA-1054 while the other phone has a model number TA-1042.

by | December 14, 2017 | 19:24

Now, for the 26% of Android device users (according to the latest platform distribution figures from Google ) who are stuck on Android 5 , and those who have tablets , things are about to change. Tablets running Marshmallow and Nougat will get the update over the course of the coming week. The company is also releasing the expansion Lollipop phones users in Germany, Korea, Japan, and Brazil.

by | December 14, 2017 | 19:22

The Google Assistant on Android 5 .0 Lollipop has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in the U.S., UK, India , Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. That was on March 2017 though thanks to the pertinent Android fragmentation issue , a huge segment of users continued to be deprived from using the Assistant, that is, until the latest update.

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:52

Apple's decision to splash out $400 million (£299.6m) on buying the United Kingdom audio recognition app represents one of the tech giant's larger deals in the music space, albeit at a sum that's less than half of Shazam's recently-touted value (and small change for the cash-loaded Apple).

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:15

The iMac Pro also contains the second desktop chip designed by Apple's in-house silicon team, who are responsible for the blisteringly-fast A11 Bionic chipset. Apple also released Motion 5 .4 with 360 VR motion graphics creation support, and Compressor 4 .4 with 360 VR delivery, HDR , and HEVC support. The iMac Pro represents Apple's attempt to appease creative professionals who have always been Mac users, which has driven a wealth of bespoke software key to industries such as film, TV, ...

by | December 14, 2017 | 16:45

The invitation card also highlights the AI features that the device will arrive with. At this price point, the smartphone offers a lot of improvement over other smartphones of this budget. The handset will be 7.6mm thick and run EMUI based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The connectivity features will include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System.

by | December 14, 2017 | 16:44

However, Euro NCAP frequently raises the bar in its testing regime - and the Punto's adult occupant protection score of 51% is more than 30% below the average for the Superminis tested in 2017. That gives the little Fiat the dubious honour of being the first ever vehicle to be given such a rating. And there were six cars that only achieved three-star ratings as Euro NCAP tightened up regulations on safety tech.

by | December 14, 2017 | 16:37

The Greenland shark can swim up to a depth of 7,200ft. Greenland sharks grow only 1cm a year and are known for living for hundreds of years. The ability to measure the age of this mysterious shark is relatively new. Earlier this year, professor Kim Praebel, from the Arctic University of Norway found that Greenland sharks could live up to 400 years. In Iceland , their meat is considered a delicacy, though it contains a toxin that causes a state similar to drunkenness when eaten.

by | December 14, 2017 | 15:52

A team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, are testing whether it has anything to reveal about alien life outside the solar system. An illustration of our interstellar visitor's path through the solar system, provided by the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.

by | December 14, 2017 | 15:34

EST (0514 GMT). The three were extracted from the capsule within 20 minutes and appeared to be in good condition. They replaced one of the two latching end effectors on the space station's robotic arm, Canadarm2 and also lubricated. This means that, after 139 days in space, the Italian Space Agency's (ASI) VITA mission is over. Mr Bresnik, a US Marine who flew combat missions during the Iraq war, told the pope what strikes him is that in space there are "no borders, there is no conflict, ...