Science


IOS 11.4 Beta 1 Download Available For iPhone And iPad Users
- April 04, 2018

While the battery management feature was the primary draw of the update, we also saw the addition of other features like iMessage for Businesses and the addition of new Animoji. iOS 11.4 beta also includes ClassKit, Apple's latest framework for developers to build education apps to support the new Schoolwork iPad app , which lets teachers assign specific assignments within apps. (more...)
Ubisoft Will Further Support Ghost Recon Wildlands With Year 2 Content Ubisoft Will Further Support Ghost Recon Wildlands With Year 2 Content
- April 04, 2018

All of Special Operations 1 will be free for all players. It goes without saying that Ubisoft seem keen to offer a replayability to their players, particularly as Ghost Recon Wildlands will also be featuring a free themed PvE mission and a special challenge with exclusive rewards. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A6+ to launch soon, spotted on company's website
- April 04, 2018

While you wouldn't describe the Pixel 2 as an ugly phone , its thicker bezels mean that the award for aesthetics has to go to the Galaxy S9: that curved, bezel-free, Infinity Display is just fantastic on the eye, and it's bigger too - 5.8 inches (at 1440 x 2960 pixels) versus 5.0 inches (at 1080 x 1920 pixels). (more...)
New Footage and A New GameInformer Cover for Insomniac Spider-Man Released New Footage and A New GameInformer Cover for Insomniac Spider-Man Released
- April 04, 2018

All this month, Game Informer will be promoting the Spider-Man PS4 video game and announced the news with a Spider-Man PS4 trailer and cover art to their latest issue by legendary comic book artist Alex Ross. They told how easily The Spider-Man will be using webs, swinging around and perform in close combat by switching fast. The magazine will also confirm the names of the villains in the game. (more...)
Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court race
- April 04, 2018

Walker's comments came after liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet overcame conservative Judge Michael Screnock in the race for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night. Screnock, a Sauk County circuit judge, was endorsed by Walker and backed by about $400,000 from the state GOP. Turnout was high Tuesday morning in the Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee, a good sign for Dallet. (more...)
Dutch Attorney Implicated in Mueller Probe Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison Dutch Attorney Implicated in Mueller Probe Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison
- April 04, 2018

Van der Zwaan allegedly had no link with the Trump campaign, but Mueller says that the lawyer and Gates held conversations with a Russian intelligence agent identified as "Person A" in September and October 2016, just before the election. (more...)
Milky Way Mystery: Is Our Galaxy Getting Even Bigger? Milky Way Mystery: Is Our Galaxy Getting Even Bigger?
- April 04, 2018

Now two-and-a-half million light years apart, both the Milky Way and Andromeda are spiral galaxies, but Andromeda is much larger at 110,000 light years across and containing an estimated one trillion stars. In all three areas, the findings on the age range of the stars are consistent, researchers said. They measured the light emitted from these areas to determine the types of stars present, which were mainly young blue stars, and also measured their movement within the region to determine ... (more...)
NASA orders a supersonic X-Plane, easy on the boom NASA orders a supersonic X-Plane, easy on the boom
- April 04, 2018

According to NASA , the X-plane will cruise at an altitude 55,000 feet and a speed of roughly 940 miles per hour - and "create a sound about as loud as a auto door closing". "It's about the data that will be collected". While NASA is working to reduce the sonic boom, other companies are working on their own supersonic aircraft designs - all of which will still create sonic booms during flight. (more...)
Google adds Wi-Fi, Chromebooks to more school buses for rural students Google adds Wi-Fi, Chromebooks to more school buses for rural students
- April 03, 2018

It is part of the "For Education" initiative to allow students in rural areas and on long commutes to and from school to do homework. Students from Lenoir, North Carolina and Berkeley County, South Carolina, were the first to benefit from the program, which will soon expand to serve more than 4,000 students, Google spokeswoman Charlotte Smith said . (more...)
Airtel offers up to 1000GB of bonus data for its broadband users Airtel offers up to 1000GB of bonus data for its broadband users
- April 03, 2018

Earlier, the offer was scheduled to end on March 31, 2018 but the company made a decision to extend it. However, the service provider has extended it to October 2018. 1,099 and Rs. 1,299, both offering 1000GB bonus data. Airtel's Rs 1099 broadband plan comes with up to 100 Mbps speeds, 100 GB data per month and over 1000 GB extra data, which can also be carried forward. (more...)
Apple to use its own chips in Macs from 2020
- April 03, 2018

Apple is not new to the chip-making market, as they created their own Bluetooth chip to instantly pair its AirPods to an iPhone and a security chip that protects personal data and biometrics from hacks. The main objective of this initiative is to line up all of Apple's devices including the Mac , iPhones, and iPads. Bloomberg cites people familiar with the plans as saying that the so-called Katamala initiative is "still in the early developmental stages" but that in-house production ... (more...)
NASA could release a swarm of robot bees to explore Mars NASA could release a swarm of robot bees to explore Mars
- April 03, 2018

The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support NASA's iTech challenge geared to identify technology concepts that will enhance energy generation, storage and distribution for earth and space applications. The bees would be extensions to the rover, acting as reconfigurable sensor networks or used for sample or data collection. The Phase II awards come to reward the technology that proves to be practical and usable. (more...)
Dinosaurs that went down to the sea in Skye Dinosaurs that went down to the sea in Skye
- April 03, 2018

Also spotted in the area were footprints of Theropods, another type of dinosaur that has sharp teeth and measures about two meters long. "This tracksite is the second discovery of sauropod footprints on Skye", said Paige dePolo, who helmed the study , which was a joint operation between the University of Edinburgh , the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Staffin Museum. (more...)
Mcdonald's Corp (MCD) Position Lifted by Columbia Partners LLC Investment Management Mcdonald's Corp (MCD) Position Lifted by Columbia Partners LLC Investment Management
- April 03, 2018

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.63% the S&P500. Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management increased its stake in Mcdonald's Corp ( MCD ) by 911.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is axing microtransactions Middle-earth: Shadow of War is axing microtransactions
- April 03, 2018

Shadow of War was among the few games, together with Star Wars Battlefront II and Forza Motorsport 7, which sparked the controversy of microtransactions in video games previous year, and it's interesting to note that it is making this u-turn when it's become slowly and slowly less relevant in the gaming landscape. (more...)
Famous guests attend Prof Stephen Hawking's funeral Famous guests attend Prof Stephen Hawking's funeral
- April 03, 2018

Flags around the campus were at half-mast, while a large crowd gathered outside the church to honor the departed professor. The funeral was followed by a private reception at Trinity College. 'We had a little cheer in honour of Stephen Hawking before tucking in'. Less than 24 hours after the funeral, a charity in Cambridge revealed that Hawking had helped them to put on an extra-special Easter lunch this year. (more...)
Wayward Chinese space station splashes into Pacific Ocean Wayward Chinese space station splashes into Pacific Ocean
- April 03, 2018

Experiments aboard Tiangong-1 were related to space technology and exploration, according to China's manned space engineering office. China launched Tiangong-1, which translates to " Heavenly Palace ", into orbit in 2011. It is expected that this spacecraft will help when the Congress will stop funding for the International Space Station . However much Tiangong-1 was worth scientifically or technologically to China, it has proven to be far more valuable as the dutiful martyr which gave ... (more...)
Pokemon GO Fest Lawsuit Settled for Over $1.5 Million Pokemon GO Fest Lawsuit Settled for Over $1.5 Million
- April 03, 2018

Niantic promised users that they would refund their full ticket cost, and offer an additional $100 of in-game currency to everyone who attended the failed event. Those wishing to claim costs will need to have checked in to to GO Fest via the Pokemon Go app, and anyone claiming over $107 in expenses will need to provide receipts. (more...)
China says unlikely large pieces of space station will crash to earth China says unlikely large pieces of space station will crash to earth
- April 03, 2018

Based on the space station's orbit, it will come back to Earth somewhere 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south, a range covering most of the United States, China, Africa, southern Europe, Australia and South America. The laboratory comprised several modules and was able to support up to three astronauts for two weeks at a time. The crewed Shenzhou-10 spacecraft docking with Tiangong-1 space lab in June 2013. (more...)
Stella Artois issues recall of some products in Canada Stella Artois issues recall of some products in Canada
- April 03, 2018

The defect and recall warnings are applicable to 6-packs, 12, 18 and 24 bottle packs of Stella Artois beers, and the "Best of Belgium" multi-packs sold across Canada and the U.S. The affected packages have codes 49, 52, or 55 and best-before dates ranging from February 13, 2018, to February 2, 2019. Make sure that the package has one of the best before dates, package codes, and time stamps listed to confirm it is part of the recall. (more...)
Space station re-entry called mostly successful Space station re-entry called mostly successful
- April 03, 2018

Tiangong 1 was launched in 2011 and ended service in 2016 after completing its mission. The space lab will mostly be burnt up in the atmosphere and it's highly unlikely to cause any damage on the ground. Later, the Chinese scientists predicted that the out-of-control space station would re-enter Earth's atmosphere in late 2017 or most probably, early 2018. (more...)
Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers
- April 03, 2018

Instead, the phenomenon made the star bright enough to see in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope . The machinery sits more than 370 miles above earth . By combining the strength of this gravitational lens with Hubble's exquisite resolution and sensitivity, astronomers can see and study Icarus . Kelly's team examined the colors coming from Icarus' light and found that it was a blue supergiant. (more...)
Defunct Chinese space lab forecast to re-enter in Atlantic Defunct Chinese space lab forecast to re-enter in Atlantic
- April 03, 2018

China's foreign and defense ministries said the country had relayed information about Tiangong 1's return to Earth to the United Nations' space agency and others. China also plans to put a man on the moon and send a rover to Mars. Tiangong-1 which is also known as the " Heavenly Palace " is decaying and was expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry to Earth this month. (more...)
PUBG Will Begin Testing A New Smaller 4×4 Map This Week PUBG Will Begin Testing A New Smaller 4×4 Map This Week
- April 03, 2018

You're about to get it with the introduction of Codename: Savage , the upcoming PUBG 4×4 map that starts its first testing phase today. This limited phase is the first for the map so if you happen to miss it and don't get a chance to play around in Savage, don't worry. (more...)
China says space station to re-enter atmosphere over South Atlantic on Monday China says space station to re-enter atmosphere over South Atlantic on Monday
- April 03, 2018

Chinese media has downplayed comments by the ESA and others that the country's engineers have lost control of the lab, with reports saying that the idea it is "out of control" is an invention of the foreign media. The Aerospace Corp. predicted re-entry seven hours either side of 0200 GMT Monday (10 p.m. Sunday EDT). In the continental US, that's Sunday evening. (more...)
Steam Machines are going the way of the Dodo Steam Machines are going the way of the Dodo
- April 03, 2018

While Steam Machines appear to be disappearing, Valve is still actively updating Steam OS, the company's own version of Linux. Under the hardware tab on the Steam Store, you will now only find links to the HTC Vive, the Steam Link and the Steam Controller . (more...)
SpaceX cargo mission to launch to space station SpaceX cargo mission to launch to space station
- April 02, 2018

The Dragon capsule was previously used on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station in April 2016. The many odd varieties of upper-atmospheric phenomena caused by thunderstorms, which the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor will survey from the International Space Station. (more...)
Honor 7A With Stereo Speakers and Android Oreo Goes Official Honor 7A With Stereo Speakers and Android Oreo Goes Official
- April 02, 2018

Both the variants offer 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. Honor 7A has Android Oreo operating system with EMUI 8.0 enabled. As of now, there is not much information available about this device. Earlier this year, the company has confirmed that all their new smartphones will be launching with 18:9 display. (more...)
WhatsApp rolls out new features for Android and iPhone application WhatsApp rolls out new features for Android and iPhone application
- April 02, 2018

The tech market is busy gossiping about this new freaky app that will help you to keep a check on your or a friend's WhatsApp activity. With this version, WhatsApp plays the voice message as real audio, allowing iOS to show it in the control center and in the lock screen. (more...)
Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Makes the Internet More Private & Faster Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Makes the Internet More Private & Faster
- April 02, 2018

Not only does 1.1.1.1 offer improved privacy , but it's also able to speed up your internet surfing. With the launch of 1.1.1.1, Cloudflare claims it's the Internet's fastest , privacy-first consumer DNS service. Even worse, some of these services may sell your data to third-parties, who can then use it for delivering targeted advertisements. Switch to " Use the following DNS server addresses ". (more...)