Science


Richard Gordon, former Apollo 12 astronaut, Saints executive VP, dies at 88 Richard Gordon, former Apollo 12 astronaut, Saints executive VP, dies at 88
- November 08, 2017

Gordon served in the U.S. Navy and became in astronaut in 1963, according to NASA . Gordon was born in Seattle, Washington in 1929. In 1953, Gordon received his wings as a naval aviator. "He was an American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, NASA astronaut, professional football executive, oil and gas executive and generous contributor to worthy causes". (more...)
Pokemon Go Makes Big Changes to Raid Bosses Pokemon Go Makes Big Changes to Raid Bosses
- November 07, 2017

This change will probably be very welcome to many trainers, especially those that have been very active in raids. Keep scrolling down to see the new raid bosses, their key stats, and some preliminary strategies how to beat them. While there weren't any particularly useful Pokemon in the original pool of Level 2 raid bosses, several of the new raid bosses are a bit more versatile. (more...)
Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users
- November 07, 2017

Interestingly, Twitter said that after the novelty of tweeting more characters wore off, most people in the test stopped tweeting the full length. Twitter did not provide information on whether it had seen an increase in harassment on its site, due to the higher character limit. (more...)
BMW more confident on year, despite Q3 slowdown
- November 07, 2017

Net profit after minorities fell 2.8% to EUR1.76 billion ($2.04 billion) in the third quarter from EUR1.81 billion a year earlier. The quarterly results that were disappointing to many came as the BMW Group was "investing substantially in tomorrow's mobility", as CEO Harald Krüger put it. (more...)
SteelSeries debuts Arctis 3 Bluetooth
- November 07, 2017

The Arctis 3, by contrast, can be connected to the Switch via its 3.5mm jack for in-game audio and to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth for voice chat. A Bluetooth gaming headset with simultaneous audio. SteelSeries claims the headset's design includes low-distortion speakers, 'the best microphone in gaming' with a bi-directional system created to minimise background noise, and 'AirWeave performance fabric cushions' and an 'exclusive ski goggle headband' for enhanced comfort. (more...)
Huawei Band 2, Band 2 Pro and Fit Watch launched in India Huawei Band 2, Band 2 Pro and Fit Watch launched in India
- November 07, 2017

The Huawei Fit Watch is compatible with Android devices running 4.4 or above, and, Apple devices running iOS 8.0 or above. With the Fit also being a smartwatch, it is capable of providing alerts and notifications for calls and text messages. (more...)
Wolfenstein 2's New Patch Opens the Game's Locked Vault Wolfenstein 2's New Patch Opens the Game's Locked Vault
- November 07, 2017

The Freedom Chronicles Episode Zero, which is a prequel story, can be played by anyone who pre-ordered and season pass owners who have redeemed their code. Improved Win 10 stability on supported NVIDIA GPUs when resolution is changed to 4K while DPI scaling is set to 125 percent or 150 percent. Also, Leaderboards are now fully functional, meaning that players can compete with their friends for the highest score. (more...)
Nvidia's TITAN Xp Collector's Edition is Star Wars themed
- November 07, 2017

Priced at $1,200 each, the GPUs are equipped with the one thing most gamers can't resist: LEDs - red for the Galactic Empire and green for the Jedi Order . Launched at Nvidia GTC, they run 3840 Nvidia Cuda cores running at 1.6GHz and 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at over 11Gbps, offering 12 teraflops. Power is received through two PCIe connectors (one six-pin and one eight-pin). (more...)
NASA launches public campaign to nickname New Horizons' next flyby target
- November 07, 2017

Once the flyby mission gets over, NASA will choose a formal name based in part on whether MU69 is found to be a single body, a binary pair, or perhaps a system of multiple objects, the space agency said. That official name will have to follow the IAU's naming rules, which generally require Kuiper Belt objects to be named after creation gods or mythological figures of the underworld. (more...)
Mercedes Benz launches all-new AMG CLA 45, GLA 45 performance cars Mercedes Benz launches all-new AMG CLA 45, GLA 45 performance cars
- November 07, 2017

The newly launched CLA 45 AMG & GLA 45 AMG are the sixth and seventh models to be rolled out in the domestic market from the house of Mercedes-AMG. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is tagged at Rs77.85 lakh onwards and the GLA 45 "aero edition" comes at Rs80.67 lakh onwards (all prices ex-showroom all India). (more...)
Russian claims he lived on Mars in past life Russian claims he lived on Mars in past life
- November 07, 2017

A 20-year-old Russian boy, Boriska Mipriyanovich, claiming to have lived on Mars before being reborn on Earth has baffled scientists with his vast knowledge of outer space . The 20-year-old Boriska Mipriyanovich has confounded experts with his knowledge of outer space. His mother is a doctor herself and said the first indication he was special came a couple of weeks after birth when he could hold his head up unassisted. (more...)
Amazon launches Fire TV Stick Basic around the world
- November 07, 2017

This streaming media player lets customers access TV shows, apps and games on their TV, launching in over 100 countries and territories worldwide, building on Amazon's launch of Prime Video previous year. However there is a catch and that is Amazon's expansion of the Fire TV Stick's availability comes in the form of a new product: the Fire TV Stick Basic Edition . (more...)
Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the weather Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the weather
- November 07, 2017

The watchOS 4.1 update is heavily focussed towards the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE as it brings music streaming to the smartwatch through Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and live radio on Beats 1 via cellular connectivity. Same result. If I ask Siri other things, like to tell me a joke, it works fine. If I ask for the weather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it crashes. Apple hasn't commented on the issue publicly, but one user seems to think it was related to the end of Daylight Saving Time, as ... (more...)
Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks Bugatti's speed record Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks Bugatti's speed record
- November 07, 2017

The record is yet to be officially verified, but footage appears to show the speeds confirmed by Racelogic's VBOX, a sensor widely used for measuring vehicles' velocity. The Agera RS crushed the previous record of 267.8 miles per hour, set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. As mentioned, a factory driver was behind the wheel. (more...)
How To Fix Face ID Not Working On iPhone X How To Fix Face ID Not Working On iPhone X
- November 07, 2017

Tesco Bank has today announced changes to its mobile banking app, which will enable iPhone X customers to log in and authenticate payments using face ID. Then hard reset the iPhone X. If you are not familiar with how to do this, go to this guide to check out how to do it. When Face ID spots your face, however, not only does the iPhone X unlock ready for you to swipe through to the home screen, but all the notifications are revealed too. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe, priced at €399 Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe, priced at €399
- November 07, 2017

Let's talk about the main camera of the Huawei Mate 10 Lite which is equipped with a 16MP+2MP dual camera sensors on the back. This should pave the way for a wider European rollout in the coming days and weeks. Android Nougat is pre-installed with Huawei's EMUI skin on top. Built with the world's first AI processor for smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10 Series predicts its most efficient mode, optimising performance to keep the phone in prime condition and deliver all-round greater ... (more...)
Safaricom dealers ask NASA to leave politics out of the economy Safaricom dealers ask NASA to leave politics out of the economy
- November 07, 2017

Nasa MPs on Friday listed Safaricom, Bidco and Brookside as some of the firms whose products and services their supporters should boycott. "We can nearly with certainty say that the politics as they go they are effecting the common mwanachi including us", Ms Muchemi said at a briefing on Monday. (more...)
Apple shifted assets to island to evade tax scrutiny Apple shifted assets to island to evade tax scrutiny
- November 07, 2017

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:) said on Monday that none of its operations were moved from Ireland and that changes made to its corporate structure in 2015 was specially created to preserve tax payments to United States, not to reduce taxes anywhere else. (more...)
Rex May Have Used Petite Arms for 'Vicious Slashing' Rex May Have Used Petite Arms for 'Vicious Slashing'
- November 06, 2017

Stanley is arguing against a trend in recent science that has been playing down the importance of the tiny arms, which are often referred to as " vestigial ", evolutionary leftovers that are no longer used but haven't entirely disappeared, like the stub of our tailbone . (more...)
Facebook Messenger to allow you to transfer money within a chat Facebook Messenger to allow you to transfer money within a chat
- November 06, 2017

To do this you'll simply have to click on the small blue + sign and a green payment icon will appear in the menu. All you have to do is link your debit card to your Messenger account, tap " pay ", enter the amount of money and press send. (more...)
Challenger bank Aldermore recommends £1.1bn takeover offer
- November 06, 2017

Aldermore shareholders will vote on the deal at an unspecified future date, and 75 per cent must agree to the takeover. First Rand on Monday confirmed last month's 313p per share offer, which Aldermore's board said it was now recommending to shareholders, valuing the FTSE 250-listed bank at around £1bn. (more...)
Intel and AMD partner on graphics and CPU combo to challenge Nvidia Intel and AMD partner on graphics and CPU combo to challenge Nvidia
- November 06, 2017

Yes, you heard that correctly. In an interesting turn of events, AMD announced that it's creating a semi-custom GPU for a forthcoming Intel Multi-Chip Package (MCP). Intel approached AMD with the idea to create a "thinner, lighter, more powerful enthusiast mobile platforms that deliver a premium experience ", Intel said in a press release. (more...)
Cold dust detected around Earth's nearest star Cold dust detected around Earth's nearest star
- November 06, 2017

Because now, the ALMA Observatory (short for Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) located in Chile has picked up emissions from a large dust belt surrounding the star, with evidence that there's a larger, fainter one even further out in its solar system. (more...)
How To Stop Your IPhone From Autocorrecting 'i' To 'A' How To Stop Your IPhone From Autocorrecting 'i' To 'A'
- November 06, 2017

TheCravin noted however, that when trying to copy the autocorrected text, the paste corrected the text back to "I". If you updated your iPhone , iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11.1 and find that when you type the letter "i" it autocorrects to the letter "A" with a symbol, learn what to do. (more...)
Automakers unite to create an electric vehicle charging network across Europe Automakers unite to create an electric vehicle charging network across Europe
- November 06, 2017

Known as Ionity , the partnership will see the installation of 400 fast charge points and a universal charging plug and could help facilitate mass-market EV uptake. The venture has drawn interest from energy specialists like ChargePoint and global conglomerates such as Siemens. The chargers have a capacity of 350 kilowatts (kW) per station, more than double Tesla's current "second generation" chargers, which max out at 145 kW. (more...)
OnePlus 5T will set for NY launch OnePlus 5T will set for NY launch
- November 06, 2017

The OnePlus 5T was supposed to be announced at a later period of this month but a leaked image clearly shows the huge similarity between it and Oppo R11S which was released earlier this week. This test confirms previous rumors according to which the new OnePlus 5T will come with an improvement over the OnePlus 5 - and that is the screen size from 5.5 inch and an aspect ratio of 16:9 to 6.01 inch and an aspect ratio of 18:9. (more...)
Sledgehammer Games Comments On Call of Duty WWII Server Issues Sledgehammer Games Comments On Call of Duty WWII Server Issues
- November 06, 2017

Predictably, a lot of people have jumped in on Call of Duty WW2 since its launch last week. In response, we pushed a change enabling higher capacity load balancers, resulting in improved live connectivity. In a new blog post , Sledgehammer says that it's temporarily making the headquarters a solo space while it kicks its servers about for a bit. As Sledgehammer Games, the company hasn't created anything outside of the Call of Duty portfolio, but with the success of the franchise that ... (more...)
Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 codename surfaces online Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 codename surfaces online
- November 06, 2017

Experts note that the portrait mode in both smartphones works well, but not perfect. While Apple has reached this stature by launching new iPhones at a premium price year after year, Samsung has amore diverse portfolio of Android phones ranging anything from US $150 to US $950. (more...)
Apple's iPhone X comes with a few disclaimers on its OLED screen Apple's iPhone X comes with a few disclaimers on its OLED screen
- November 06, 2017

By pre-empting potential complaints, Apple is most likely trying to avoid facing a similar debacle. It has engineered the super retinal display to beat everyone else by reducing the effects of burn-in. In the list of recommendations included continuous updating of the software, the application of aftertaste, auto-lock display, and sensible tuning of applications that use the resources of mobile devices, including the impact on the display. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL's charging measured at 10.5W Google Pixel 2 XL's charging measured at 10.5W
- November 05, 2017

Google's website simply mentions, "With Pixel 2 , you'll get up to 7 hours of battery life from just a 15-minute charge". For the greater good, yes, but that doesn't mean much users have to wait a whole two and half hours to get a full charge, especially considering that's an hour more than the average flagship takes to charge. (more...)