Science


US scientists find new way to detect alien life US scientists find new way to detect alien life
- January 25, 2018

So, oxygen-producing photosynthesis on other planets is quite impossible to detect even though those planets had some biosignatures. But the new study could help open researchers' minds to possibilities beyond oxygen, which was not detectable in Earth's atmosphere for most of life's history on this planet. (more...)
Two NASA Astronauts Go on Spacewalk to Repair Robotic Arm Outside ISS Two NASA Astronauts Go on Spacewalk to Repair Robotic Arm Outside ISS
- January 25, 2018

A recent draft of a budget proposal, independently reviewed by the Verge , has found that the move to end support for the ISS will be part of the draft when it appears for an official budget request on 12 February. This makes up a major portion of the investment from the United States government which is around $87 billion. ISS also helps in testing out the reaction of the human body to long-term exposure to minimal gravity. (more...)
Hyundai Santa Fe Teased Ahead Of February Reveal Hyundai Santa Fe Teased Ahead Of February Reveal
- January 25, 2018

While we'll likely have to wait until next month for more of the juicy details, Hyundai has announced that the 2019 Santa Fe will be offered with a long list of safety features. It's not immediately clear how the new Santa Fe differs from GM's RSR, but "Monitor" suggests the system may employ some sort of more sophisticated cabin sensor to detect occupants. (more...)
Xiaomi Slashes Rs.1000 (~$16) Off 64GB Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi Slashes Rs.1000 (~$16) Off 64GB Redmi Note 4
- January 25, 2018

Additionally, the Mi Car Charger is available for Rs. 699, the Mi Bluetooth Headset Basic Black is available for Rs. 899 and the Mi VR Play 2 headset is available for Rs. Accessories such as Mi PowerBank 20000mAh will be available for Rs. 1,499 during the Republic Day sale while the 10000mAh powerbank will go on sale for Rs. (more...)
Man bites battery to check authenticity, battery 'bites him back'
- January 25, 2018

No one was injured in the incident, local media reported , despite the proximity of the explosion to the man's face and several bystanders. The 10-second video which was captured by the store's CCTV, shows the man and several other buyers run to safety after the sudden explosion which took place on Friday. (more...)
Miitomo Will Be Shut Down On May 9th Miitomo Will Be Shut Down On May 9th
- January 25, 2018

Part game, part social network, Miitomo was an instant success when it was released on the App Store in March 2016. Nintendo quietly withdrew Miitomo coins from sale last night. You will no longer be able to use items you've obtained in the app, such as clothing items, wallpapers, or posters. From the 9th May, though, Miitomo will shut down for good; if you want to save any of your characters or Miifotos, then you'll have to do so before that date. (more...)
The Super Blue Blood Moon The Super Blue Blood Moon
- January 25, 2018

The second, on July 27, will also be seen in Thailand, nearly in its entirety. It's a "Super Blue Blood Moon" and it will be the first one seen in the United States in over 150 years (March 1866 to be exact). ET. Moon: Full moon 6:27 a.m. 1/31. So if you are an early riser, up by 5:30 or 6 and have a good view of the horizon around your house, definitely trot on out for a peek (clouds permitting). (more...)
Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to retain Face ID, ditch 3D touch Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to retain Face ID, ditch 3D touch
- January 25, 2018

Furthermore, researchers also declared the iPhone X the most fragile iPhone in Apple's history, and a 10-year-old kid proved a defect in the advanced smartphone's facial recognition system. Nomura lowered its March iPhone estimate by 3 million units to 60 million, compared with the consensus estimate of 62 million. "Additionally, to sell iPhone X at a lower price may have a negative impact on shipments of the new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in 2H18", the analyst predicted. (more...)
Morocco launch 2026 World Cup campaign Morocco launch 2026 World Cup campaign
- January 25, 2018

The FRMF, the bid team, and bid advisers, have been working together to prepare a bid that highlights the welcoming, passionate, and dynamic nature of Morocco, and shows the world-class stadiums, infrastructure and commercial opportunities that the country has to offer Federation Internationale de Football Association. (more...)
Billion Humans coming from World of Goo developers Billion Humans coming from World of Goo developers
- January 25, 2018

This "thrilling followup" allows the player to create programs to control swarms of people to solve puzzles, instead of just one avatar from the original. The Steam page is now live and 7 Billion Humans is expected to release quite soon, Q1 2018 is their current date. Check out brief glimpses of gameplay on the game's official website . (more...)
Sky's £15 Now TV streaming stick comes with a voice remote Sky's £15 Now TV streaming stick comes with a voice remote
- January 25, 2018

Streaming service Now TV is to launch its first streaming stick in the United Kingdom next month. You can buy the stick on its own for £15, but if you know you're going to tuck in to Now TV immediately, there are bundles that offer discounts on the monthly content "passes.' A total of £20 will get you a stick and either one month of movies, a two-month entertainment pass or three months of kids " TV. (more...)
EFCC detains Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal EFCC detains Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal
- January 25, 2018

The Head of the Enlightenment Unit of the EFCC, Sammin Amadin confirmed the arrest last night, noting that Babachir was still in custody and would be held throughout the night until he completed his statements to investigators. Lawal was still the director of Global Vision. He also said Babachir was held in connection to investigation over his handling of funds related to the Northeast development initiatives, while he was Secretary of the Federal Government. (more...)
Gamecocks top SEC leader Florida, 77-72 Gamecocks top SEC leader Florida, 77-72
- January 25, 2018

SC vs Florida live stream is on SECN stream. Defensively, South Carolina basketball yields 65.5 points per game against the opposing teams. Florida is averaging 81.2 points per game on offense this season while allowing 72.1 per contest on defense. (more...)
Nintendo's Miitomo Coming To a Close This Spring Nintendo's Miitomo Coming To a Close This Spring
- January 25, 2018

According to the app's website , it and all its features will cease to operate on 9 May. Users will no longer be able to see messages, or use items. What are your thoughts on the end of Miitomo? For years, fans and analysts had anticipated Nintendo's move to smartphone gaming - expecting to see ports of popular Mario titles, or a portable version of the Wii and Wii U's virtual console games. (more...)
Divers discover rare red handfish off Tasmania Divers discover rare red handfish off Tasmania
- January 25, 2018

They managed to identify eight creatures, estimating that there are 20 to 40 handfish which live on this site. It's a odd little bottom-dwelling fish that actually prefers to crawl along the sea floor rather than swimming, and it also happens to look like something you'd see in a Pokemon game. (more...)
Asteroid to make close encounter on Super Bowl Sunday Asteroid to make close encounter on Super Bowl Sunday
- January 25, 2018

At the time of closest approach at 1:30 p.m. on February 4, experts say asteroid "2002 AJ129" will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, or about 2.6 million miles. NASA has called the object a "potentially hazardous asteroid" - a designation given to all sufficiently large objects that pass within about 93 million miles of Earth. (more...)
Rocket Lab Tested New Kick Stage on Latest Electron Rocket Launch Rocket Lab Tested New Kick Stage on Latest Electron Rocket Launch
- January 25, 2018

Rocket Lab has announced that last week's launch deployed a satellite that aims to be an aspirational existential experience. "For the New Zealand satellite I wanted to make sure every single person in this planet could experience it without any piece of equipment". (more...)
New PUBG PC Test Server Update Improves Performance And More New PUBG PC Test Server Update Improves Performance And More
- January 25, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has a new test patch on PC that adds a new way to detect cheats, and improve the lobby performance. "Lots of interaction among multiple players in such a small area had a high impact on the servers", the developer said in an update posted on Steam today . (more...)
Crystal Dynamics Gets Naughty Dog Veteran to Direct Avengers Project Crystal Dynamics Gets Naughty Dog Veteran to Direct Avengers Project
- January 25, 2018

That said, Square Enix and the development teams have been remaining tight-lipped about the development of the game. The Crystal Dynamics team working on Square Enix's Avengers project have been busy putting quite the team together. Some of the other hires that have been mentioned have previously worked on games such as Batman: Arkham Origins , Dead Space and Star Wars Battlefront . (more...)
Lowe's Companies (LOW) PT Raised to $115.00
- January 25, 2018

It has underperformed by 18.09% the S&P500. Numina Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Hrg Group Inc (HRG) by 3.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $103.00 price objective on shares of Lowe's Companies in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. (more...)
Fitbit throws Pebble owners a bone with six more months of support Fitbit throws Pebble owners a bone with six more months of support
- January 25, 2018

Those who decide to cling onto their old smartwatches have just six months from now to enjoy the online features of Pebble apps, including text messages and email via iOS, voice recognition, timeline pins from applications, and the Pebble app store and forums. (more...)
Anthem Release Might Be Pushed To Early 2019, Anthem Release Might Be Pushed To Early 2019, "2018 Window Was Unrealistic"
- January 25, 2018

The troubling update comes from GamesIndustry.biz via Kotaku's report , a report that attributes the info to three people close to the development of Anthem over at Bioware. Kotaku reports that it will miss that window. Bioware is all in on Anthem with their A-team while that certainly was not the case for Andromeda . (more...)
Qualcomm fined $1.2bn for Apple chip payments Qualcomm fined $1.2bn for Apple chip payments
- January 25, 2018

The decision by the European Union could put Qualcomm into a more vulnerable position to Broadcom in the chipmaker's hostile bid of $103 billion to take it over. Qualcomm and Apple are now entangled in a bitter legal dispute over patents and royalties, though Vestager said she did not expect Wednesday's ruling to have an impact on this. (more...)
Idea post biggest loss as Jio turns profitable Idea post biggest loss as Jio turns profitable
- January 25, 2018

Effective 1 October 2017, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) amended the domestic interconnection usage charge (IUC) settlement regulation reducing the mobile termination charge (MTC) from 14 paisa to 6 paisa per minute aggravating the financial stress of the industry . (more...)
Plex VR Now Available On Google Daydream Plex VR Now Available On Google Daydream
- January 25, 2018

Imagine watching your favorite show in a fancy virtual apartment or a drive-in movie theater. Today, Plex announced that it is expanding its reach with support for Google's Daydream VR platform. But, any content already on your server or stored locally on your device can be enjoyed in Plex VR . Therefore, transferring such content to a media server and then streaming it through the VR headset would make life easier for the users. (more...)
SpaceX Test Fires Engines Ahead Of Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch SpaceX Test Fires Engines Ahead Of Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch
- January 25, 2018

The California-based company is leasing Launch Complex 39A from NASA. The engines shut down as planned about 10 seconds, or slightly more, after ignition, and the towering exhaust cloud quickly dissipated in the afternoon breeze. The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful launcher in the world when it eventually lifts off. That's the rocket SpaceX has used since 2012. There was no guarantee of a test firing Wednesday. (more...)
Google I/O 2018 Will Go Down May 8-10 in Mountain View Google I/O 2018 Will Go Down May 8-10 in Mountain View
- January 25, 2018

That could mean the announcement of new VR games and experiences or even some new VR hardware - though we wouldn't count on that, as a new version of the Google Daydream View landed in late 2017. This will be the third year Google I/O is at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Ultimately, we're just going to have to wait for Google IO to roll around before we discover what the company has in store. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Preload Download Available on PS4 With 14.30GB Size Monster Hunter World Preload Download Available on PS4 With 14.30GB Size
- January 25, 2018

The Japanese games-maker has a lot riding on this to say the least. Monster Hunter is one of its premiere top-earning IPs in game sales, and if done right, MonHun: World could be a huge boon. Explaining the decision, Tsujimoto said that the PS4 and Xbox One better represent the original vision for the game. Part of the reason is that the title has been in development for nearly 4 years. (more...)
Windows 10 Will Now Show You Data It's Sending Back To Microsoft
- January 25, 2018

In the Diagnostic Data Viewer app, you can view your diagnostics events, search your diagnostic events, filter your diagnostic event categories, and more. The Microsoft Privacy Dashboard allows you to manage your data and change what data is collected by adjusting the privacy settings on your device or browser at any time. (more...)
Apple may launch a cheaper iPhone with 6.1-inch LCD Apple may launch a cheaper iPhone with 6.1-inch LCD
- January 25, 2018

APPLE may be working on three new iPhone X spin-off models, including one that misses out on some big features. While Kuo believes that the primary reason behind such a decision is weaker-than-expected sales of the iPhone X , Stanton said that it's more likely to be "a pre-planned portfolio move". (more...)