Science


New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ now on sale New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ now on sale
- March 15, 2018

This model includes several useful improvements over the old Model B, but it keeps the same $35 price point. The Model B+ gets support for dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi thanks to a Cypress CYW43455 chip. "While the USB 2.0 connection to the application processor limits the available bandwidth, we still see roughly a threefold increase in throughput compared to Raspberry Pi 3B", the blog post reads. (more...)
Xiaomi launches Redmi 5 in India Xiaomi launches Redmi 5 in India
- March 15, 2018

The front has extremely thin bezels, and the display boasts an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Redmi 5 is essentially the very same handset that was launched in China in December previous year. It also comes with 16GB of expandable storage . The middle variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 8,999. Redmi 5 features a 3300mAh battery , which delivers up to 31 days of standby time. (more...)
Fitbit Versa unveiled: Pebble Time Steel's spiritual successor Fitbit Versa unveiled: Pebble Time Steel's spiritual successor
- March 14, 2018

But the Ace features an all-new feature set designed specifically for kids ages eight and up. However, that's changed today with the arrival of the Fitbit Versa , and it's looking like an excellent option for Android users... What really does stand out about the Fitbit Versa, though, is the very fashionable design of the product. US users can also listen to Pandora. Back in August of past year, Fitbit officially unveiled its new Ionic smarwtach, which turned out to be pretty good . (more...)
Meet Cora, the air taxi funded by Google co-founder Larry Page Meet Cora, the air taxi funded by Google co-founder Larry Page
- March 14, 2018

Velocopter is working on flying taxis in Dubai , Airbus recently had a flight test for its self-piloted flying vehicle, and Uber is working with NASA on its flying taxis initiatives. In other words, unless you live in New Zealand, don't necessarily count on climbing into an autonomous air taxi anytime soon. It has a number of different safety features onboard, including rotors that operate independently and three independent flight computers. (more...)
Lionel Messi pulls out of Malaga, Barcelona match Lionel Messi pulls out of Malaga, Barcelona match
- March 11, 2018

Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went flawless. Messi missed a league game for the first time this season so he could attend the birth of his third son Ciro. The Argentinian and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo announced last October they were expecting a third child. The two are parents to sons Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2. (more...)
Facebook to exclusively stream 25 Major League Baseball games a year Facebook to exclusively stream 25 Major League Baseball games a year
- March 10, 2018

Late last year, sources told Sports Business Journal that Facebook would spend "a few billion dollars " on sports streaming deals, and given that Amazon paid $50 million for Thursday night National Football League games a year ago, the MLB arrangement might be investing in a market the social network already had a foothold in. (more...)
Japan Is Getting Some Switch Games We Aren't (Yet?) Japan Is Getting Some Switch Games We Aren't (Yet?)
- March 10, 2018

Now, a new etching of those characters could make the starting roster a bit clearer. KitGuru Says: While I am thrilled that a new Super Smash Bros is making its way to what would be the flawless platform for it, it is a shame that Metroid Prime 4, the new Pokémon RPG or even a Switch-based Fire Emblem hasn't seen an announcement. (more...)
Scientists spot cyclone pentagon on Jupiter, unlock secrets of interior Scientists spot cyclone pentagon on Jupiter, unlock secrets of interior
- March 10, 2018

Researchers poring over these datasets are finally uncovering some of the planet's mysteries. Prof. Kaspi, together with Dr. Eli Galanti , both of the Institute's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences , was preparing for this analysis even before Juno was launched almost seven years ago. (more...)
Amazon's Echo Speakers Are Spontaneously Laughing-And Users Are Spooked Amazon's Echo Speakers Are Spontaneously Laughing-And Users Are Spooked
- March 08, 2018

In a statement to The Verge , Amazon confirmed that it is aware of the reports and that it is working on a fix. People typically activate their Echo speakers by saying the word "Alexa", which triggers the device to listen and respond to commands like changing the volume. (more...)
Huawei P20 Series Price Leaks Ahead of Launch Huawei P20 Series Price Leaks Ahead of Launch
- March 07, 2018

Huawei is due to launch the phones on March 27 in Paris. The billboard confirms the names of the smartphones and that Pro version has replaced the plus version of the P series. There are two comes cameras at the front which will help in better facial recognition as well as better selfies. Moving to the Huawei P20 , it will come with a tripe camera setup. (more...)
Apple aims to enter the high-end headphones market Apple aims to enter the high-end headphones market
- March 07, 2018

Sources say there have been multiple redesigns and note it's possible Apple could change the design again or even scrap the project altogether. After the success of AirPods , iPhone-maker Apple is now reportedly working on high-end headphones. (more...)
Here's Who Won That Jet Ski at the 2018 Academy Awards Here's Who Won That Jet Ski at the 2018 Academy Awards
- March 06, 2018

All in all, another wretched Academy Awards show. The idea became a running gag throughout the night; even Gary Oldman joked about it when he won for best actor. "Coco" was named as Best Animated Feature Film at the Oscars 2018, and co-director Lee Unkrich dedicated the honour to the people and culture of Mexico, saying "representation matters". (more...)
It's time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Nintendo Switch! It's time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Nintendo Switch!
- March 06, 2018

Nintendo has been doing a lot to make its latest console worth owning, and the library of games is steadily growing in the eShop every day. Amassing hours and hours in certain games is a longstanding achievement for gamers as well as a bragging point and evidence for expertise, and with huge games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey still being relatively new on the Switch, the more hours logged, the better. (more...)
Apple to launch 'cheaper' 13in MacBook Air this year Apple to launch 'cheaper' 13in MacBook Air this year
- March 05, 2018

The same rise was observed when Apple released the affordable 9.7-inch iPad past year, boosting iPad sales overall. The current entry-level MacBook Air costs $999, so Apple's next computer could fall somewhere in the $800 range. Aside from obvious internal upgrades like processors and graphics, another area that could see improvement is the display, as the MacBook Air now offers a 1440 x 900 non-Retina display. (more...)
Hubble Telescope Observes An Exoplanet In More Detail Than Ever Before Hubble Telescope Observes An Exoplanet In More Detail Than Ever Before
- March 05, 2018

WASP-39b can provide new insights into how and where planets form around a star, the NASA boffins said . This exoplanet is so unique, it underscores the fact that the more astronomers learn about the complexity of other worlds, the more there is to learn about their origins. (more...)
The Moon Is Getting Its Own Mobile 4G Network In 2019 The Moon Is Getting Its Own Mobile 4G Network In 2019
- March 04, 2018

And the timing couldn't be more advantageous, taking place exactly "50 years after the first NASA astronauts walked on its surface", noted a Vodafone representative. Vodafone gave Nokia the tough task of creating a space-aged version of their ultra compact network, which will reportedly be one of the lightest ever designed at just over two pounds. (more...)
Australia to face compulsory vehicle recall to protect drivers from exploding airbags Australia to face compulsory vehicle recall to protect drivers from exploding airbags
- March 02, 2018

Vehicle suppliers must recall and replace all the air bags in Australia by the end of 2020, with priority given to the most unsafe because of their design, age or the level of humidity in their environment, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar said. (more...)
Nokia relaunches 8110, ditches headphone jack on four new smartphones
- March 02, 2018

Gadget is working on its own Smart OS Feature, which will be able to run apps from the Nokia store. As for the camera , the front features 16 megapixels while the rear comes with a dual setup - a 12-megapixel and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. (more...)
There Might Be A Secret Kojima Productions Message In Metal Gear Survive There Might Be A Secret Kojima Productions Message In Metal Gear Survive
- March 01, 2018

From the looks of it however, some developers at Konami aren't too happy with how the publisher dealt with Kojima , and have hidden a secret message in the latest Metal Gear installment. Though we rated Metal Gear Survive highly in our review , the game certainly wasn't without its detractors when it launched this week, and it seems the first post-Kojima Metal Gear failed to reach a sizeable audience. (more...)
ICloud Encryption Keys In China Will Be Stored On Local Servers ICloud Encryption Keys In China Will Be Stored On Local Servers
- March 01, 2018

Human rights activists are concerned because it could lead to arrests of democracy advocates. Now, Apple has created a data center for their Chinese users, which would be in partnership with state-owned Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co. (more...)
Alcatel unveils a slew of new devices with 18:9 aspect ratios Alcatel unveils a slew of new devices with 18:9 aspect ratios
- February 26, 2018

There's a dual front camera setup on here that includes a 13MP sensor with f/2 aperture and 5MP wide angle camera, as well as a 12MP reader camera with an f/2.2 aperture. On the front is the 5.3-inch FWVGA+ (960 x 480 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Other features include a 3,000mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and Android Oreo. (more...)
Nokia reboot continues with five new phones at MWC 2018 Nokia reboot continues with five new phones at MWC 2018
- February 26, 2018

Available starting from this May onwards, the redesigned Nokia 8110 4G carries a price tag of Euro 79 (about RM 381). The rumors are rife that the Finnish tech company is set to announce the Nokia 9 at the Mobile World Congress ( MWC ) in Barcelona, Spain next week. (more...)
Six Nations: Scotland claim historic 25-13 win over England Six Nations: Scotland claim historic 25-13 win over England
- February 26, 2018

The RFU has been asked to explain Owen Farrell's conduct in the Murrayfield tunnel after he was involved in a scuffle with Scotland players before England's 25-13 defeat. Jones crossed twice and Sean Maitland also went over as the Scots surged into a 22-6 lead at half-time and never looked back. But it was the English who suffered from complacency, only showing a glimmer of what they could do for a few short periods in the second half. (more...)
Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance arm to Phoenix Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance arm to Phoenix
- February 24, 2018

The firm was also hit by a move by Lloyds Banking Group earlier this month which announced it is to withdraw £109bn of assets now managed by Standard Life Aberdeen for Scottish Widows, almost 17% of Standard Life Aberdeen's AUM. The sale is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2018. The deal will see Phoenix pay £2,930m for the business, financed through £1,971m in cash alongside a 19.9% shareholding in Phoenix. (more...)
Google details RCS messaging to Android users from businesses Google details RCS messaging to Android users from businesses
- February 24, 2018

Google has begun signing up businesses to participate in an early access program to send RCS messages to customers, the company detailed in a blog post Thursday. Now, Google says that it's convinced 43 carriers and device makers to add native support for the messaging protocol. Companies from a range of businesses such as food, travel, retail and delivery services are using the program in the USA and Mexico. (more...)