Science


Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch
- January 23, 2018

This is not a case of performance decreases due to the patch but instead, as Intel executive vice president Neil Shenoy puts it, the patch " may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behaviour ". At the issue's outbreak, Intel advised hardware partners to stop issuing updates for unpatched devices, but not to recall the updates they had already issued. (more...)
Lights, camera, action: Best of Filmfare Awards 2018 Lights, camera, action: Best of Filmfare Awards 2018
- January 23, 2018

His film Newton too won the Best Film (Critics) award. Veteran actor Irrfan was declared the Best Actor for his role in the movie Hindi Medium during a glittering ceremony of the Filmfare Awards in Mumbai. Unlike today, back then the Filmfare was the only film award that mattered. Like a year ago, Jio Filmfare award ceremony had created a special space for celebrating short films. (more...)
Much warmer weekend gives way to Sunday night storms Much warmer weekend gives way to Sunday night storms
- January 21, 2018

Last weekend we had a high of 20 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday . Another unseasonably warm day Sunday , with highs in the mid 50s under clear to partly cloudy skies. Afternoon temperatures will rebound into the low 40s. Snow showers will return Tuesday , as well, but the system does not appear to be significant. (more...)
First Look At Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game First Look At Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Mobile Game
- January 19, 2018

There's no specific release date yet, but Jam City has mentioned it will be launching "This spring" on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The game will first be introduced at the "Celebration of Harry Potter" event at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida from January 26-28. There will be large story arcs to play through as well as smaller stories and relationship quests. (more...)
Apple says they'll Add 20000 Jobs in US Apple says they'll Add 20000 Jobs in US
- January 19, 2018

Job creation was a key pillar of Trump's election campaign. Additionally, Apple, Inc . projects that it will contribute an additional $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign income in compliance with the revised tax law. "And Apple hasn't historically done big M&A", he said . Apple has confirmed that it's going to bring back hundreds of billions of dollars in order to fund future investments in the United States. (more...)
U.S. security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions U.S. security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions
- January 17, 2018

The aim of the bill is to ban United States government agencies from using phones and equipment of Huawei and ZTE phones . United States lawmakers are bothered about the security risks caused by these Chinese manufacturers entering with their tele-communicating devices into the United States markets. (more...)
Corbyn and Labour membership on collision course over Brexit Corbyn and Labour membership on collision course over Brexit
- January 17, 2018

An amendment to the European withdrawal bill tabled last month by Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie, which he said would ensure the government made legal provision to remain in the customs union, won the backing of more than 60 Labour MPs, against the advice of whips. (more...)
Ubisoft Reveals More Details of Assassin's Creed Origins Post-Launch Content Ubisoft Reveals More Details of Assassin's Creed Origins Post-Launch Content
- January 17, 2018

Before Discover Tour makes its release, the first DLC pack for Origins will release. This second expansion takes place in and around the Greek city of Thebes as it suffers from an ancient curse; not the boring kind of ancient curse where you get a high fever and die in bed, but the exciting kind where long-dead pharaohs and mythological beasts rise again to wreck up the place. (more...)
Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles' Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'
- January 17, 2018

Negotiations over changes to the accords are in progress, including creation of a French-British team to handle cases of migrants with "legitimate" reasons to go to Britain, according to a top official in Macron's office who was not authorized to speak publicly. (more...)
Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Claims: Comedian 'So Sad' About Her Accusations Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Claims: Comedian 'So Sad' About Her Accusations
- January 17, 2018

A man will never fully understand the sexism, racism or sexual misconduct a woman experiences, even if he's experienced his own versions of being marginalized, minimized or taken advantage of. "But what you have done in my opinion is appalling", Banfield said. Ansari acknowledges her feelings, and suggests they "chill on the couch". The next night, Ansari texted to tell Grace how much he enjoyed their date to which she replied that she didn't feel the same way. (more...)
Google Arts & Culture App Now Matches Your Selfie To Famous Paintings Google Arts & Culture App Now Matches Your Selfie To Famous Paintings
- January 17, 2018

The Arts & Culture app has been around for some time and allows people to take virtual tours of museums , find their favorite artwork, explore stories and digital exhibits and create their own collections to share with others. Do not open the app before the next step. The app went viral this weekend after users discovered the entertaining feature that analyzes selfies and matches them to historical artwork. (more...)
Stinger-Inspired Kia Forte Debuts Stinger-Inspired Kia Forte Debuts
- January 16, 2018

Designers also pushed the point where the windshield meets the hood back by five inches to give the vehicle a longer hood and a more powerful appearance. The seat frames are also stronger yet lighter, and the body-in-white is 16 percent stiffer. Kia says raising the Forte's fuel efficiency was a top priority, so it is introducing its "Smart Stream" powertrains in the auto, with a second generation of Hyundai/Kia's 2.0L Nu 4-cyl., mated to either a 6-speed manual or what Kia is calling an ... (more...)
Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show
- January 16, 2018

But one spec we did get stood out: the 2019 Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than a comparably equipped 2018 model. Finally, in an effort to capitalize on the burgeoning luxury pickup segment, Chevy's two "High Feature" variants are the Silverado 1500 LTZ and Silverado 1500 High Country, which up the ante in terms of chrome accents. (more...)
Funke Akindele named as starring in Hollywood movie, Funke Akindele named as starring in Hollywood movie, "Avengers: Infinity War"
- January 14, 2018

She is an actress and writer, known for Avengers: "Infinity War (2018), Agbefo (2006) and 13th Day: "Ojó ketàlá (2005)". Why is Chris Evans wearing his original Captain America suit on set of the the fourth Avengers movie? I'm starting to think that Avengers 4 will somehow connect itself to the first Battle of NY, and will have the new heroes coming back in time to aid the first roster of Avengers . (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered Switch Will Run At 1080p/30 When Docked Dark Souls Remastered Switch Will Run At 1080p/30 When Docked
- January 13, 2018

You can expect to die no matter where you are when the game hits the Switch on May 15th this year. Check out the trailer above, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below. From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armour and magic spells to utilise for a truly unique playstyle. (more...)
Pentagon: Ask SpaceX about Zuma. SpaceX: That's not our story to tell Pentagon: Ask SpaceX about Zuma. SpaceX: That's not our story to tell
- January 12, 2018

Adding to the mystery, the satellite, categorized as United States of America 280, was still listed as a payload on orbit by the US space surveillance system as of Tuesday afternoon, said Laura Grego, a Caltech-trained physicist who is a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. (more...)
Microsoft starts testing encrypted Skype conversations with Skype Insiders Microsoft starts testing encrypted Skype conversations with Skype Insiders
- January 12, 2018

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new feature which allows end-to-end encryption in Skype conversations which is dubbed as " Private Conversation ". Once the contact accepts your invite, the Private Conversation will be available to you only on that specific device. To try it out, Microsoft recommends that you simply select " New Private Conversation " from the app's Compose menu or from the recipient's profile. (more...)
Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018
- January 12, 2018

You can expect to die no matter where you are when the game hits the Switch on May 15th this year. For starters, the trailer shows Mario running along a world map, implying that the explorable areas of the previous games have been done away with. (more...)
Honda to debut 2019 Insight Prototype at North American International Auto Show Honda to debut 2019 Insight Prototype at North American International Auto Show
- January 12, 2018

Honda is wagering that an ordinary vehicle with 5 seats is the thing that the market needs. Roomy and with the latest technology onboard, the 2019 Honda Insight aims to offer a premium compact experience above the best-selling Civic . In most driving conditions, the auto will drive on electric power alone, with the gasoline engine acting as a generator, just like in the Clarity PHEV-but without the plug-in option. (more...)
Facebook overhauls news feed to focus on friends and family Facebook overhauls news feed to focus on friends and family
- January 12, 2018

The Facebook CEO announced major changes to news feeds in a post Thursday, saying they have received feedback that "public content-posts from businesses, brands, and media-is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other". (more...)
Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost
- January 11, 2018

One of the aides told Bloomberg that both the satellite and the rocket's second stage fell into the ocean. SpaceX said a review of the data revealed a successful launch and there's no reason to suspect the Falcon 9 performed otherwise. (more...)
Japanese astronaut thanks Russian commander for spotting 'measurement mistake' Japanese astronaut thanks Russian commander for spotting 'measurement mistake'
- January 11, 2018

I haven't grown like this since high school. The Japanese astronaut earlier anxious that he would not be able to fit into the Soyuz seat when going back home at the end of the expedition. "There's a range of growth for different people, and everybody responds differently". In his tweet , Kanai said the crew had their bodies measured after reaching space and initial measurements put him at over 3.5 inches taller than on Earth, making the astronaut fearful because the Soyuz spacecraft ... (more...)
Razer Phone First Smartphone Offering HDR and Dolby 5.1 for Netflix Razer Phone First Smartphone Offering HDR and Dolby 5.1 for Netflix
- January 10, 2018

The idea of smartphone-powered laptop is nothing new as there were so many such implementations over the years. Going back to CES in 2011, Motorola introduced a similar screen, keyboard and battery add-on for some of its smartphones dubbed the Atrix Lapdock . (more...)
January 2018 Android Distribution Shows Slight Bump For Oreo January 2018 Android Distribution Shows Slight Bump For Oreo
- January 10, 2018

It will likely be 2 more quarters in 2018 before we see significant changes in the numbers for Android Oreo . The distribution numbers for Android 7.0 went up from 19.3 percent to 21.1 percent, while Android 7.1 Nougat saw a jump from 4 percent in December to 5.2 percent. (more...)
SpaceX set to launch world's most powerful rocket by January end SpaceX set to launch world's most powerful rocket by January end
- January 09, 2018

Last year was a banner year for SpaceX, with 18 launches. SpaceX has also flown other sensitive cargo for the US, including the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane. Up next, SpaceX is set to launch it's Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time at the end of the month, carrying a Tesla vehicle as its first payload as the company looks at commercial and government launches later this year, and even missions to the moon and Mars eventually. (more...)