Sci-tech

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:16

According to design director Mike Chapman, Sea of Thieves might feature slight microtransactions, but they'll be cosmetic and won't affect your progress in any way. I desperately want us to be able to fire other stuff out of cannons, including monkeys and other animals, just because it's fun, right? Given the emphasis on truly co-operative play in Sea of Thieves , we also took the opportunity to ask if local co-op had been considered for the game, alongside online co-op.

by | February 14, 2018 | 18:08

According to the report, the project that was supposed to bring the under-display fingerprint technology to the Galaxy Note 8 successor was recently stopped due to technical difficulties. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best phones in the world for a few reasons, but none more so than the display . Just as with the iPhone X, the graphics will mimic your facial movements as scanned by the Galaxy S9's facial recognition sensors embedded in its front-facing camera .

by | February 14, 2018 | 18:05

There are many other factors that determine network speeds other than the modem . Those numbers represent the fastest your phone could possibly download data, but that's not what you'll realistically get each time you go online. Qualcomm says the X24 may be its last LTE modem . However, there are several features that distinguish the latest development from all the existing mobile modems , including the Snapdragon X20 that will come into reality with the launch of the Snapdragon ...

by | February 14, 2018 | 17:46

As noted by HTC Investors , the company's President of Smartphones and Connected devices , Chang Chialin, has resigned . As The Verge points out, Chang was also one of the last remaining high-level executive not to already departed the company.

by | February 14, 2018 | 17:30

A Shortfall of Gravitas is the second SpaceX drone ship to be based at the East Coast location, but it's actually the third of its kind, with the other ship - Just Read the Instructions - based on the West Coast to facilitate launches from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

by | February 14, 2018 | 17:28

THQ Nordic, the Austria-based company now in possession of the Darksiders , Red Faction , and de Blob properties, has acquired Koch Media, the parent company of Dead Island , Saints Row , and Metro publisher Deep Silver. It's an interesting development, seeing as how the original incarnation of THQ went under over five years ago resulting in a sale of its various properties, with Deep Silver purchasing Saints Row , Metro , and Homefront (the latter from Crytek).

by | February 14, 2018 | 17:26

The G63 completes a sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds (est.), 0.9 seconds faster than the previous model. There's a new radiator grille and bumper at the front, along with large air vents, while the rear bumper gets unique trim too.

by | February 14, 2018 | 17:03

The company said it thus evaluates how well sites comply with the Better Ads Standards , informs them of any issues encountered, and then block ads if the sites don't proceed to comply. This includes pop-up ads and overly large sticky ads on desktop, and flashing as well as full screen, scroll over ads on mobile. The company noted that as of February 12, 42 percent of sites that were previously "failing" the Better Ads Standards have since resolved their issues and are now "passing".

by | February 14, 2018 | 16:09

Google also announced a new "story" format for AMP this morning , competing against similar offerings from Snapchat and Facebook's Instagram . Once a user is done viewing an AMP Story , swipe down from the top to return to the Google search page. Google is also bringing the format to Gmail to help make email messages more interactive.

by | February 14, 2018 | 15:52

However, Nokia's strength really shines when you realize that it's the leading feature phone manufacturer globally and in most European and Middle-Eastern markets which is certainly helping drive those numbers up. The Nokia 8 , despite being a 2017 flagship, is now even more appealing than before. It sports a dual camera system on the rear, which comprises of a 13-megapixel RGB sensor and a 13-megapixel Monochrome sensor, and supports Optical Image Stabilisation, laser and phase ...

by | February 14, 2018 | 13:08

Unilever might stop advertising on digital platforms like Facebook and Google . The world's biggest companies quite rightly don't want to advertise on sites which are synonymous with fake news, hateful content and echo chambers, and so Unilever's threats could prompt Zuckerberg to pull his finger out and really improve the social network for everyone.

by | February 14, 2018 | 12:56

Russian Federation in particular has expressed an interest in developing its own space station after the ISS , potentially using some of the modules the country's space agency, Roscosmos, plans to add to its segment of the station in the next few years.

by | February 12, 2018 | 17:27

Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. In this photo provided by South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh, the four-time Olympic shooting champion poses for a photo at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on the country's east coast on February 11, 2018, as he took part in a volunteer effort at the information desk during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics .

by | February 12, 2018 | 15:43

Interplanetary station, New Horizons has established a record, having received images of celestial bodies with the maximum available distance from the Earth to date. The targeted object is known as 2014 MU69; the spacecraft will pass within 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers). A similar search was done of the region around Pluto prior to the 2015 flyby.

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:19

In a fascinating development, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister made a show of attending the Games' opening ceremonies this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea , along with her nation's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:55

The supposed plan would end federal funding of the ISS in 2025, at which point a transition would occur in which the private sector would take over ISS ownership and operations. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has ripped plans to defund the space station, hoping those reports "prove as unfounded as Bigfoot" and calling Office of Management and Budget decision-makers "numbskulls", according to the Post .

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:58

A senior administration official had said Trump would sign the bill before noon but was unlikely to do so before 9 a.m., when federal employees would be back at work. President Trump tweeted at 7:39am Central time. Trump has vowed to end the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, by March 5.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:55

The feature is now in beta, according to sources familiar with the company's plans, but hasn't been publicly announced because it's not widely available at this time. The payments feature is not visible in the WhatsApp settings for all users. There have been no confirmation of a transaction been made through the WhatsApp payment feature, though.

by | February 10, 2018 | 21:58

Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom were closed to the media. Trump called the 24-year-old NAFTA trade pact agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail and has threatened to withdraw from it if he can't get what he wants.

by | February 10, 2018 | 20:39

The electrically-powered air taxi relies on four propellers designed in a manner that are similar to, yet far more powerful than, the many quad-bot drones which have become popular among consumers. To ensure the aircraft's safety, the EHang 184 uses a suite of sensors with multiple redundant systems for backup to plot the safest flight path to a destination in real time.