Sci-tech

by | January 09, 2018 | 17:48

Enter Project Linda, a 13.3-inch laptop "dock" with its own 53.6 Wh battery, 200GB of on-board storage , a USB-A port , a USB-C port , and yes, a 3.5mm headphone jack. The full-size keyboard is backlit and setup with Razer's signature Chroma RGB lighting, and there's a webcam up top and an array of ports as well, including USB-C and USB-A.

by | January 09, 2018 | 17:43

Sandisk's latest prototype at CES 2018 continues the company's tradition of space-crunching, with a one-terabyte USB-C dongle for your next laptop, tablet or Android phone. It's a pretty safe bet that it would cost more than any of us could possibly justify paying, particularly since a regular sized 1TB SSD with USB-C costs over £240.

by | January 09, 2018 | 16:27

Apple insists it throttles iPhones to prevent processors from demanding too much power from older Lithium-ion battery packs, which degrade over time, but that hasn't stopped French pro-consumer group Stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP) from filing a complaint against the firm.

by | January 09, 2018 | 16:20

Initially, the animals and humans appear to be part of a hunting scene, but research by several scientists theorizes that the figures represent star patterns and that the two bright object are a sun or moon and a supernova. The lead researcher, astrophysicist Mayank Vahia, figured that one of the objects could be a supernova, the explosion of which nearby our solar system was visible on Earth around 3600 BC and the brightness of which would be comparable to that of the sun or the moon.

by | January 09, 2018 | 16:07

While it is fun to imagine that NASA has found signs of life on Mars, it is more likely that the formations are related to minerals. Well, these things were first detected in black and white color form. Trace fossils are defined as indirect evidence that life had existed in a particular spot at a particular time in the distant past, with common examples being things like holes and footprints.

by | January 09, 2018 | 15:38

The moon is responsible for providing a rhythm to the tidal waves on the surface of the Earth even when it is located at a distance of 385,000km from our planet. The overall duration of this process shall be close to 77 minutes. 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 horizon early evening on January 30 and as it sets and rises on January 31.

by | January 09, 2018 | 12:51

Hollywood's loathing of Trump and Democrats' bafflement that a crass-talking reality star with no previous government experience could win the presidency have fueled talk of well, why not another television star, only one with the "right" politics? Winfrey , when asked backstage if she planned to run for president, replied, "I don't".

by | January 09, 2018 | 11:20

In addition, Heka chests will now have more items available as rewards, adding items from the Nightmare, First Civilization, Gladiator, and Wacky packs into the pool of items players can win. The expansion is free for season pass holders, but non-subscribers will presumably pay for the expansion. The updates, expansion, and limited timed events will be coming Assassin's Creed Origins later this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

by | January 09, 2018 | 11:09

PUBG Corp addressed "a number of known crashes," but there is still work to be done on that front. The Xbox version of the game that's still in Game Preview suffered from multiple crash problems that affected many players' games. Aim acceleration can now be adjusted by players via in-game option. According to the devs, following the addition of these games modes to PUBG Xbox One, they will continue to monitor player data to determine if they can "add another game mode in other regions".

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:57

According to Pali Bhat, Google's vice president of product management for payments, the goal behind Google Pay - at least aside from annoying people who mistype Google Play - is to simplify the payment process for both users and businesses.

by | January 09, 2018 | 09:55

For a species where males mate with several females, it is beneficial to be slightly female biased to increase reproductive potential, but Dr Jensen said the problem is scientists do not know how many male sea turtles are needed to sustain a population.

by | January 09, 2018 | 06:21

The California State Teachers' Retirement System and US investment manager Jana Partners have sent an open letter to Apple Inc. encouraging the company to address the problem of phone addiction among young people. The investors cited a recent study by the Centre on Media and Child Health and the University of Alberta, according to which teachers observed that students are negatively distracted by digital technologies in the classroom.

by | January 09, 2018 | 04:04

The Galaxy S9 + will definitely appear to be more attractive because not only shall it be offered with 6GB of RAM, the rumor states that it is going to be offered in the 64, 128, and 256GB of onboard storage. Previously, a report mentions that smaller Galaxy S9 will come with an integrated iris scanner in the front camera, while for the Galaxy S9 +, there would be a separate iris scanner and front-facing camera.

by | January 09, 2018 | 03:44

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the biggest week of the year for investors in the biotechnology sector, hadn't even officially started when word of a multibillion-dollar acquisition broke: Celgene is spending at least $1.1 billion, and potentially nearly $6 billion more, to buy Impact Biomedicines .

by | January 09, 2018 | 03:15

Although the Alexa app is nearly certainly installed on the mobile of most Echo owners, who would want to fire up the Alexa app when they could just say "Ok Google " on Androids or "Hey Siri" on Apple devices? In 2017, Amazon had introduced AVS Device SDK, which was created to enable OEMs to integrate Alexa directly into connected devices.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:41

As of now, we have seen fingerprint scanners embedded on the Home button, Power button, and on the back. But Samsung won't be the only smartphone maker to launch such devices this year, or the first, assuming the report is accurate. It is 6.2-inches in size with a notch at the top just like the iPhone X . Still, if it does manage to pull it off, the firm can one-up the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 in a single swoop.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:41

The Switch has been available for just over 10 months - the Wii U has been on sale for a little over 5 years. This is an incredible feat from Nintendo , and really just goes to show how poorly the Wii U did in its homeland. It's likely a watershed moment for Nintendo, which was roundly criticised for much of its approach with the Wii U. The second screen console ended production globally previous year.

by | January 09, 2018 | 02:31

No reason for the cancelation of this deal was revealed. However, the day before Huawei's CES press conference, several outlets are reporting that AT&T has backed away from the deal. This news comes just a couple of months after rumors that AT&T would begin selling the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in February hit the internet. Huawei is the world's No.

by | January 09, 2018 | 01:02

The company will sell the USA version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage for just $229. It'll come in two color options at launch in North America, Azure Silver and Deepsea Black, and a Sunlight Gold model will come to select markets later this year.

by | January 09, 2018 | 01:00

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said that while the flaws "could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information", it's not so far aware of anyone doing so. Install updates when they become available, and always scrutinize the apps you install, the files you open, and the links you click. Meltdown has now only been proven effective against Intel processors, while the Spectre attack can be leveraged against processors from Intel, AMD and ARM.