Sci-tech

by | January 18, 2018 | 20:58

If you've ever wondered why Nintendo refuses to give up on the 3DS now that the more capable Switch is on the scene, well, there you go. The 3DS took some of the spotlight this holiday season as well, selling more than 750,000 units in the US for the month of December, putting the lifetime sales of the 3DS over the 21 million mark in the USA - that's a lot of 3DS's! But what is particularly interesting about December's hardware numbers is that the 3DS saw a notable bump in sales over the ...

by | January 18, 2018 | 19:44

They said that the pods are for "doing laundry". Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CBS that ingesting the liquid within detergent pods could be deadly. Even Rob Gronkowski - the ultimate party bro - filmed a PSA for Tide advising people not to eat the pods. What happens when you eat Tide Pods? Alfred Aleguas, Managing Director of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa said that eating Tide Pods was "pretty foolish behaviour".

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:28

Many asteroids have flown by the Earth, but majority have not been close to brushing the Earth's surface. This superfast speed is nearly fifteen times faster than the world's fastest manned aircraft, the hypersonic North American X-15, which traveled at a speed of nearly 4,520 miles per hour.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:16

Fans will have a chance to learn more firsthand before the game launches in a few months. It's a story-driven game with a twist: You are the focus. Now that you roughly know when to expect the upcoming Harry Potter game, the next important feature to establish is platform availability.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:54

The Google-Coursera programme will allow learners to share their information with a host of top companies looking to hire entry-level support professionals. The search giant has pledged to pay the way of 10,000 Americans who apply before February 20th, as well as offering financial aid through non-profits like Per Scholas, Year Up, Student Veterans of America, and Upwardly Global to support particular groups like veterans and refugees .

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:42

Oracle issued its critical patch update and said that system admins also need to consider any previous patches they have not already applied. Shenoy said that Intel had issued patches for 90 percent of Intel chips released in the past five years but that the company had "more work to do".

by | January 18, 2018 | 13:45

Facebook is expanding a United Kingdom investigation into possible interference by Russian Federation ahead of the country's 2016 election to exit the European Union, after facing pressure from lawmakers who were unsatisfied with an earlier probe by the social media company.

by | January 18, 2018 | 13:26

The issue escalated when users could not use the messaging app even after uninstalling and re-installing the app on their devices. You will not face the problem again because Xiaomi has updated the app in the store to the latest version approved by WhatsApp.

by | January 18, 2018 | 13:29

Just like the Moto X5, these phones also have a white software bar below the display. The Moto G6 will ship in black, a silver tone, and a rose gold color (not official names), while the Moto G6 Plus should be available in Deep Indigo (black), Nimbus (silver), and Dark Lake (dark teal).

by | January 18, 2018 | 04:19

House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail". The Freedom Caucus huddled late Tuesday to discuss the legislation, and Meadows emerged dour about its prospects.

by | January 18, 2018 | 03:49

The cryptocurrency market has been in the red for a few days now, following news reports of regulatory crackdown in South Korea and China . "Having said that, this narrative has been around for many weeks now and isn't really new but it has once more raised the spectre of tighter regulation on this market".

by | January 17, 2018 | 21:27

Google's Cloud AutoML is being released for the vision API and will let businesses create models, which rely on the vision-based machine learning. Early adopters of Cloud AutoML Vision include Disney, the Zoological Society of London, and the clothing retailer Urban Outfitters . This new service goes beyond Google's existing portfolio of cloud machine learning services, which are either aimed at assisting with the broadest number of applications, or helping existing machine learning ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 21:19

In its announcement, Apple said it expects to spend more than $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US, hire through its existing campuses and a planned new location to be announced later this year. That suggests Apple will return virtually all of its $250 billion in overseas cash to the USA, per CNBC's report . The new location will be announced later this year.

by | January 17, 2018 | 19:47

A 140-member North Korean orchestra will perform in South Korea during next month's Winter Olympics , amid a tentative rapprochement after months of tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. "That is something that has to be discussed between the two sides", a North Korean diplomat in Geneva told Reuters . But South Korean media predicted only up to 10 North Korean athletes would end up being covered by an additional quota by the International Olympic Committee to compete in Pyeongchang ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 17:14

However, nearly all top cryptocurrencies have been hit hard by the plunge, with Bitcoin down 13.42 per cent, Ethereum down 15.75 per cent and Ripple down 28.02 per cent over 24 hours. American regulators are also keeping a close eye on digital currencies. A senior official from the People's Bank of China (PBOC ) - the country's central bank - suggested imposing a complete ban on buying and trading cryptocurrencies over centralized exchanges.

by | January 17, 2018 | 16:46

The game is apparently in the early stages of development, with a significant investment from Microsoft - though Microsoft has said in a statement it does not comment on rumour or speculation. " I have slightly mixed feelings ", Fable co-creator Simon Carter Eurogamer . "On the one hand it's great for the United Kingdom games industry, and very pleasing that Fable isn't dead; indeed, it will be lovely to play one as a punter, without coming out in hives".

by | January 17, 2018 | 16:17

Beginning in February, Microsoft also plans to roll out both variants to Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

by | January 17, 2018 | 15:11

These elements of the Han Solo mythos have been baked in since the days of the Original Trilogy, and it makes sense that we'll get to see them. Donald Glover takes on the role of Han's friend Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke is cast as a new character named Kira, while Thandie Newton , Paul Bettany , Warwick Davis, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ian Kenny play other supporting roles.

by | January 17, 2018 | 14:57

After last week's surprise Direct , we weren't expecting any big Nintendo Switch announcements for a while. Nintendo has announced that it'll be revealing a "new interactive experience" for the Switch later tonight. A virtual reality headset was our immediate thought, and we know it's something that Nintendo has been looking into given past patent applications .

by | January 17, 2018 | 14:48

Sony is said to be working on a new flagship called the Xperia XZ Pro , expected to launch at MWC 2018. The flagship will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, with 6GB RAM at the very least and 128GB storage space. Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2 and others have set a new benchmark in 2017, but Sony couldn't make the cut previous year. Storage is slated at 64GB while MicroSDXC card support is also set to be included which should make fans of ...