Sci-tech

Apple reportedly releasing new AirPods 'as soon as this year'

Apple reportedly releasing new AirPods 'as soon as this year' Gurman reports that these new AirPods could arrive as early as this year, and claims a third version of AirPods , created to be more resistant to water, will arrive as early as next year. Out of all the digital assistants out there, Siri is probably our least favorite. The first-gen Apple Airpod came with W1 chipset and the second-gen came past year with W2 chipset. [Full Article...]

Airbnb is getting deeper into the hotel and travel agency businesses

Airbnb is getting deeper into the hotel and travel agency businesses Airbnb, which first launched in August 2008, has hosted over 300 million guest arrivals in its ten years existence. In fact, you'll often find these kinds of kinds of home setups already in place when you're searching for places to stay overseas. [Full Article...]

Sony Teases New Smartphone Launch at MWC 2018

Sony Teases New Smartphone Launch at MWC 2018 This seems to be corroborated by an earlier Xperia Blog report , purportedly showing the Compact design. Now, more information has been revealed about the company's forthcoming lineup, including a full list of specs and even a prototype image of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. [Full Article...]

Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming in March

Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming in March There hasn't been a new Burnout , however, since the release of Burnout Paradise ten years ago in 2008. Announced today by Electronic Arts , Burnout Paradise Remastered will launch on March 16th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . [Full Article...]

People Keep Running Into the Fancy Glass at Apple Park

People Keep Running Into the Fancy Glass at Apple Park The building's design was crafted by famed architect Norman Foster, taking major cues from Apple co-founder Steve Job's vision for the new headquarters . During its opening past year, Apple designer Jony Ive told Wired that the structure is a "statement of openness, of free movement", as opposed to Apple's culture of secrecy. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo range of devices to be available offline soon

Amazon Echo range of devices to be available offline soon Along with the start of offline sales via its partners, Amazon has also removed the invite system from their website for getting an Echo smart speaker. In order to make or receive using Alexa, users will first need to have supported Echo devices or the free Alexa app on their Android or iOS mobile phones. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Launches "World's Thinnest" 4K LED Television in India at Rs.39999

Xiaomi Launches Jumping straight to the specifications, the Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, a colour contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 450-nits brightness. Out of the box, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will also run Android 7 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The phone will come in two memory configurations, wit... [Full Article...]

Google Is Bringing Snapchat-Like Stories to Search

Google Is Bringing Snapchat-Like Stories to Search At its AMP Conf in Amsterdam, the company today announced the launch of the AMP story format . AMP for Email will serve to make emails "more interactive and engaging" by allowing developers to create email content that is essentially evergreen - in other words, content that can dynamically change and stay up-to-date over time. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod: Amazing Sound, But Not for Everybody

Apple HomePod: Amazing Sound, But Not for Everybody A HomePod ordered today is expected to be delivered by February 22 at the earliest, according to the Apple site, though those who preordered are expected to receive them earlier. How does Apple´s HomePod compare to Amazon Echo and Google Home? Alexa and Google can draw upon lots of information even before you add third-party skills; Siri on HomePod can get stumped by requests an iPhone can handle. [Full Article...]

Apple confirms iOS source code got leaked on GitHub

Apple confirms iOS source code got leaked on GitHub The codes have since been removed after Apple asked for it claiming that it is proprietary material and is not meant for open circulation on the web. The Cupertino giant may have not officially confirmed the alleged iOS source code leak but it has indirectly done so by sending a legal notice to GitHub , asking it to take the iBoot code down. [Full Article...]

NASA's New Horizon spacecraft captures farthest images away from Earth

NASA's New Horizon spacecraft captures farthest images away from Earth These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt , the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system . With these pictures, New Horizons breaks a record of 27 years established by the NASA Voyager 1 probe when it captured the famous Earth photograph, Pale Blue Dot , at 6,0 60 million kilometers. [Full Article...]

Canada sheds 88000 net jobs, but sees full-time gains

Canada sheds 88000 net jobs, but sees full-time gains Economists are always cautious about reading too much into one-month of numbers in a data series that can be volatile. The jobs survey shows Victoria remains among the lowest in the country with only Quebec City at a lower rate. "This is still a solid job market, we will have to monitor how the market adjusts to the minimum wage", Brittany Baumann, a macro strategist at TD Securities, said by ph... [Full Article...]

IPhone source code leaked online could mean payday for hackers

IPhone source code leaked online could mean payday for hackers With iBoot , hackers will be able to find flaws and bugs in the iOS easily and crack or decrypt iPhones . The code, labeled " iBoot ", is responsible for loading up iOS and verifying the kernel is "properly signed" by Apple . "It is not open-source", the request , filed by the legal firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton said. It is thus likely mostly a concern for users of older iOS devices... [Full Article...]

Planets beyond our galaxy found for first time

Planets beyond our galaxy found for first time But now, a new study is saying there could be extragalactic exoplanets . The university claimed that there has been no evidence of planets in other galaxies until this study. Guerras explained that there is not the slightest chance of observing these planets directly. But all of those planets reside within our own Milky Way galaxy . [Full Article...]

Spider with a whippy tail found in preserved amber

Spider with a whippy tail found in preserved amber The amber has often traveled to China, where dealers have been selling to research institutions. "The ones we recognized previously were different in that they had a tail but don't have the spinnerets", says Selden. Its whip-like tail or flagellum, also known as a telson, likely "served a sensory objective", Wang told AFP. Details of the new species are revealed in a paper published in the j... [Full Article...]

Here's what's coming with PS4's big 5.50 update

Here's what's coming with PS4's big 5.50 update The new system software will introduce supersampling for Ps4 Pro , play time management , library UI improvements and more. The system is set up to notify your child during gameplay so that he/she knows when they should save and quit. The PS4 tab will show you all of the games and apps installed on the PlayStation, while the PSN ID tab will show you all of the content purchased by that indiv... [Full Article...]

Sensex crashes 840 pts on Budget woes, Nifty below 10800

Sensex crashes 840 pts on Budget woes, Nifty below 10800 The BSE 30-share Sensex plummeted by 840 points, its biggest single-day slump since August 24, 2015, while the broader NSE Nifty tanked by over 250 points to finish below 10,800. Realty stocks the biggest casualty, fell over 6%. So if you have bought into the India story, certainly this tax incidence should not be a deterrent. [Full Article...]

SpaceX rocket survives high-thrust ocean landing

SpaceX rocket survives high-thrust ocean landing [Full Article...]

Cloud helps Microsoft beat growth expectations

Cloud helps Microsoft beat growth expectations At the time of writing, Microsoft stock was down about 1% to around $95 per share. "With growth of 98%, it's hard to see the Azure story as anything but a great success", said JP Gownder, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, speaking to Cloud Pro . [Full Article...]

The killer whale that can say 'hello' and 'bye bye'

The killer whale that can say 'hello' and 'bye bye' Call said that their team thought it would be really convincing to present killer whales with something that is not in their repertoire - and in this case, "hello" is not what a killer whale would say. Speech recognition software was also used to test how well she performed, which showed three words came close to the "high-quality match" achieved by humans copying each other. [Full Article...]


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