Science


High Court rules in favour of Apple's plan for Athenry data centre High Court rules in favour of Apple's plan for Athenry data centre
- October 12, 2017

The data centre project has been plagued by delays since it was announced in 2015. "This is a very important step for Athenry and for Apple", said Paul Keane, who heads up the Athenry for Apple Facebook page, which has over 4,000 members. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy Note FE goes official for the price of RM2,599
- October 12, 2017

However, a Mumbai based offline retailer, Mahesh Telecom has revealed that the device will be priced at Rs. 7,390. Given its pricing, it competes against the likes of Redmi 4 and Moto E4 . The Samsung Galaxy Note FE will start selling in Malaysia through its own retail network and authorized third-party carriers and retailers on October 25 for the MYR2,599 (€520). (more...)
Apple Rumoured to be Developing Foldable OLED iPhone with LG Apple Rumoured to be Developing Foldable OLED iPhone with LG
- October 12, 2017

The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. (more...)
Snapchat's New Context Cards Update Is Making It a Truly Useful App
- October 12, 2017

Recently Snap announced that over 170 million users spend an average of more than 30 minutes each day with the app. However, thanks to Snapchat's many partners that it's working with for context cards , you can actually do more than just browse static information. (more...)
Occulus Go Is A RM840 Standalone VR Headset Occulus Go Is A RM840 Standalone VR Headset
- October 12, 2017

Virtual reality has shaken the industry and is starting to bleed over into others with its accessibility and technological advancements. First is a permanent price cut to $400 for the Rift . Former Google executive Hugo Barra now oversees Facebook's VR operations. Then theres a new VR headset – the Oculus Go – and finally, an update on the Santa Cruz prototype. (more...)
Weird dwarf planet has one very Saturn-like feature
- October 12, 2017

Haumea is twice as long, maybe longer, in one direction as it is in the other, giving it an appearance sort of like a river rock. Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant we'd likely never be able to actually visit them, but that doesn't mean there isn't still some pretty interesting stuff here in our own Solar System. (more...)
Oculus talks new $199 self contained VR
- October 12, 2017

Oculus on Wednesday lopped $100 off the price of a package bundling Rift headset with touch controllers, citing successful discounts during a summer-long promotion. This isn't the first price drop by Oculus this year: The package was trimmed to $499 on March 1. Those figures include headsets for what is known as augmented reality. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launched third recycled Falcon 9 rocket, watch it here
- October 12, 2017

Some four minutes after launch, the already pre-flown first stage of the rocket landed on a floating barge (named " Of course I still love you ") some 600 kms downrange and off Florida's East coast. The SpaceX rocket launched at 5:37 a.m., Pacific time, Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the company said in a statement . It was the "third successful mission with a flight-proven orbital class rocket", said SpaceX on Twitter. (more...)
Reliance Jio Diwali offer: Get full cashback on recharge of Rs 399
- October 12, 2017

Now according to the details, if you have a 50 Rs vouchers, then you should have to pay only Rs 259 through net banking on the recharge of 309. These can be redeemed for future recharges of Rs. Another interesting thing about the new Rs. 399 special Dhan Dhana Dhan plan is that if the user is already subscribed to a different tariff plan, he or she can still go ahead to buy this Diwali festival pack, and the latter will come in to effect only after the current tariff plan gets exhausted. (more...)
Movies Anywhere Adds Multiple Movie Studios, Google Play Movies Signs-Up Movies Anywhere Adds Multiple Movie Studios, Google Play Movies Signs-Up
- October 12, 2017

Consumers can also buy new digital movies on the app through Movies Anywhere retailers and redeem codes from DVDs or Blu-ray Discs they have purchased to gain immediate access to more digital movies. Movies Anywhere doesn't solve every problem, and not every studio is on board, but it does bring us closer than ever to platform agnosticism. Connect with a second participating digital retailer and Disney's " Big Hero 6 ", Universal's " Jason Bourne " and Warner Bros .' " The LEGO ... (more...)
Samsung working on under-display fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy Note 9 Samsung working on under-display fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy Note 9
- October 12, 2017

We hope, this also applies to the next Galaxy S9 as well as the Note 9. At the media briefing, Samsung pitched the device as a mobile entertainment powerhouse, that gets you more than what you would get from a smartphone. Then, you will be able to choose one or another based on the prices and availability of both Galaxy Note devices. Should be upgraded to Nougat. Closes the three leaders of the Grand Galaxy Prime Plus from Samsung. (more...)
The Evil Within 2 gets creepy launch trailer The Evil Within 2 gets creepy launch trailer
- October 12, 2017

This time he has a personal mission which is to find and save his daughter who he thought had died many years ago. Lily's role as the STEM's architect is vital to its survival, but she is now missing within the terrifying plane of existence, so Castellanos must venture in and rescue her before it's too late. (more...)
Intex launches X series smartphones with Aqua Lions X1+ and X1 Intex launches X series smartphones with Aqua Lions X1+ and X1
- October 12, 2017

The Aqua Lions X1 has been priced at Rs 7,499, while the X1 Plus comes at a price of Rs 8,499. Intex claims that these handsets come with "unbreakable" displays and is offering a one-time one-year screen replacement warranty. Both feature 13MP rear camera with auto focus and 5MP selfie camera with LED flash and fingerprint sensor. The devices measure 150.0 x 74.4 x 9.0 mm and weighs 170 grams. (more...)
Hole The Size Of Maine Opens In Antarctica Ice Hole The Size Of Maine Opens In Antarctica Ice
- October 12, 2017

The sea ice hole, known in the scientific community by the Russian term polynya , measured 80,000 sq.km at its peak - a little bigger than New Brunswick and a little smaller than the island of Newfoundland. Moore, who is also a member of Princeton University's Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling project (SOCCOM), said that climatologists are excited for another opportunity to study the mysterious hole in the ice."Compared to 40 years ago, the amount of data we have is ... (more...)
Amazon Alexa gets a vital Skill missing since day one Amazon Alexa gets a vital Skill missing since day one
- October 12, 2017

With voice recognition, however, that code can be bypassed, with Alexa only placing the order if she recognizes the person making it. Once created, personalized results can be delivered through any Alexa-enabled device, including third-party ones that use the Alexa Voice Service. (more...)
Facebook announces $199 Oculus Go standalone VR headset Facebook announces $199 Oculus Go standalone VR headset
- October 11, 2017

Facebook isn't saying a lot about its upcoming Oculus Go headset, but at $199, you probably won't get the highest quality virtual reality experience on the headset. Oculus Go resembles the Rift, except it's white. Zuckerberg and Barra also briefly talked about the Oculus Santa Cruz, which until now has only been known as a prototype the company was working on. (more...)
IOS makes it nearly too easy to phish users' passwords IOS makes it nearly too easy to phish users' passwords
- October 11, 2017

That's the case put forward by app developer Felix Krause, who has written a proof-of-concept breakdown of malicious lookalike pop-ups. Since Apple released its iOS 11 mobile operating system in September, iPhone users have been complaining that the upgrade is draining their battery faster than ever. (more...)
SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit
- October 11, 2017

SpaceX will deliver a communications satellite created to broadcast television over the United States of America and parts of the Caribbean this evening. A few minutes after liftoff, SpaceX managed to nail the landing of the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on the droneship named "Just Read the Instructions" in the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
What's Illinois' Favorite Halloween Candy? Kit Kats Lose Their Top Spot What's Illinois' Favorite Halloween Candy? Kit Kats Lose Their Top Spot
- October 11, 2017

Over the course of the year, it sold 67,829 pounds of the flavored lollipops with the Tootsie Roll center. The National Retail Federation estimates about $2.7 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year. The site took 10 years of sales data and looked at the candy sales during the months leading up to the holiday. SC chose more traditional, opting for candy corn. (more...)
Nintendo has filed a trademark for its original Game Boy Nintendo has filed a trademark for its original Game Boy
- October 11, 2017

As Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stated though, the Super NES Classic Edition will not suffer the same fate as the NES Classic. While North American, European, and Australian retailers received the Super NES Classic Edition in late September, the Mini Super Famicom didn't launch until October 5. (more...)
Those 'Baby' Honda NSX Patents Were Actually For A Gran Turismo Concept Those 'Baby' Honda NSX Patents Were Actually For A Gran Turismo Concept
- October 11, 2017

We can now see how that particular design language was applied to this, the Sports Vision Gran Turismo, part of the Vision GT program from Sony's upcoming Gran Turismo Sport video game, launching October 17th. The good news? Unlike other Vision Gran Turismo Concepts, Honda's offering isn't as extreme or outlandish which means it could be a production auto. (more...)
Amazon's new Kindle Oasis gives you the ultimate e-reading experience Amazon's new Kindle Oasis gives you the ultimate e-reading experience
- October 11, 2017

The Oasis sits above the regular Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage , offering a more luxurious reading experience to those who are happy to pay a bit more. Owning both the audiobook and ebook may sound like an expensive endeavor, but Amazon will sell you the audio alternative for £2.99 if you already own the ebook. (more...)
Sensex ends 90 points lower; Nifty settles at 9985-level
- October 11, 2017

Also, the NSE Nifty traded at 10,057.45, higher by 40.50 points or 0.40 per cent. On Wednesday, the equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty registered losses in the last hour of trading to finish below the previous closing levels. "Market heavyweights TCS and Reliance Industries are slated to post results later this week", said Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins to Feature Free Post-Launch Content Assassin's Creed Origins to Feature Free Post-Launch Content
- October 11, 2017

You'll be able to purchase the Assassin's Creed Origins season pass unless you purchase the Assassin's Creed Origins Gold Edition where it comes included. Dubbed 'The Hidden Ones , ' this will be available in January 2018. During their journey, players will encounter famed Egyptian beasts such as Anubis warriors, scorpios and more, as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. (more...)
Aping Jio, Airtel Launches Bundled 4G Smartphone Offer At Rs 1399 Aping Jio, Airtel Launches Bundled 4G Smartphone Offer At Rs 1399
- October 11, 2017

In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, she/he has the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements, the company said. You will need to make a down payment of ₹2,899 for buying the smartphone and after 3 years of use you will get ₹1,500 back making it's effective price to b ₹1,399. (more...)
Xolo Era 3, Era 2V, & Era 3X officially launch in India Xolo Era 3, Era 2V, & Era 3X officially launch in India
- October 11, 2017

The manufacturer is also giving one-year screen replacement offer with the smartphone. Xolo Era 3X and Xolo Era 2V come in Black color while the Xolo ERA 3 has been launched in Black and Gray variants. Fingerprint Scanner: The fingerprint scanner of this smartphone is located at the back, as is the norm these days. Availability: Xolo Era 3X will go on sale from October 14th, exclusively via Flipkart exclusively. (more...)
Nissan unleashes the ultimate radio-control auto Nissan unleashes the ultimate radio-control auto
- October 11, 2017

As well as going straight to the top of every 12-year old boy's christmas list, the Japanese supercar puts 542bhp and 636Nm of torque at the fingertips of anyone who wields the plastic remote . The driver is the victor of the latest season of GT Academy, Jann Mardenborough. The DualShock 4 controller was otherwise unmodified aside from being connected to a microcomputer which transmitted joystick and button signals to the GT-R/C. (more...)
House-sized asteroid to skim past Earth 'damn close' tomorrow, scientists warn House-sized asteroid to skim past Earth 'damn close' tomorrow, scientists warn
- October 11, 2017

The asteroid, 2012 TC4, is about 9x30 metres in size - nowhere near the size of the 9.6km rock that is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs. Now with an asteroid on track to safely fly past Earth in the next 24 hours, researchers are jumping on the rare chance to test an global warning system to help brace for an object hitting the earth. (more...)
"Honor 7X Launched with 5.93" FullView Display & 16MP Dual Rear Cameras
- October 11, 2017

The smartphone is powered by the 2.36Ghz Kirin 659 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. The phone will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.1. The device is also IP67 certified, making it water and dust resistant. However, the megapixel count of the camera sensor is not yet known. On the Connectivity front, the Honor 7X supports dual SIM dual standby using the hybrid SIM slot (Nano + Nano / MicroSD). (more...)
Google Home Mini updated to stop it from accidentally recording everything Google Home Mini updated to stop it from accidentally recording everything
- October 11, 2017

But reviewers already have access to the speaker, which is how this serious bug was discovered. Two days later on October 6th, he noticed that the Mini was activating repeatedly while he was trying to watch TV. For some owners of review samples of the Google Home Mini , this worst case scenario came to pass as their devices were found to be constantly recording and sending the audio data to Google . (more...)