Research


South Park's new video game lets you play as a transgender character South Park's new video game lets you play as a transgender character
- September 11, 2017

Game developers Ubisoft told Eurogamer that the difficulty setting affects the amount of money you receive and the way other characters speak to you throughout the course of the game. You can also choose to be a transgender character , if you prefer. If the player selects to be a female character , a special scene in which school counselor Mr. (more...)
Mammoth Hurricane Irma, Jose's scope breathtaking from space Mammoth Hurricane Irma, Jose's scope breathtaking from space
- September 11, 2017

For Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences at Princeton University's Environmental Institute, the surge in cyclones is evidence of an "active era" for storms in the Atlantic since the mid 1990s, even if not every year saw strong storms. Irma beat Hurricane Ike for having the most hurricane days. . As recovery begins on the islands of the Caribbean and Florida braces itself for an onslaught, Irma has stormed into the record books as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the ... (more...)
Sony And Bungie Looking To Destiny 2 Issues On PS4 Pro Sony And Bungie Looking To Destiny 2 Issues On PS4 Pro
- September 11, 2017

For comparison's sake, PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds also surpassed 1 million concurrent players recently, surpassing PC gaming giants like Dota 2 and CS:GO. "Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie, we are focusing on making Destiny 2 even better, with state of the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all different kinds of players", said Eric Hirshberg. (more...)
Twitter built a feature for easily composing tweetstorms Twitter built a feature for easily composing tweetstorms
- September 11, 2017

When asked about this new Tweetstorm feature that offers the users multiple threads, Twitter has declined to comment. One of Twitter's most defining characteristics is that it limits users to sharing no more than 140 characters at a time. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE teased again Mercedes-AMG Project ONE teased again
- September 11, 2017

Combined with four electric motors, the V6 powertrain will produce around 750kW (1000hp) at an astonishing 11,000rpm - enough for it to reach a top speed of more than 350km/h, but requiring a full rebuild every 50,000km, says AMG. A pair of 120 hp electric motors provide all-wheel drive with torque vectoring on the front axle, and propel the Project One in EV mode - the vehicle has a real-world all-electric range of 30 km. (more...)
SIM cards not linked with Aadhaar may get deactivated after Feb 2018 SIM cards not linked with Aadhaar may get deactivated after Feb 2018
- September 11, 2017

Telecom companies had been earlier instructing users to start the process of linking Aadhaar card with phone numbers. All SIM cards have to be verified with Aadhaar within a year from the date of judgement so criminals, fraudsters and terrorists can not use the issued SIMs. (more...)
Opposition criticizes Moon for highlighting tentativeness of THAAD deployment Opposition criticizes Moon for highlighting tentativeness of THAAD deployment
- September 11, 2017

Han Tae Song, Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, confirmed that North Korea had successfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday. China, too, has opposed the installation of the THAAD system, suspecting that its powerful radars could spy on Chinese military bases. "Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that". (more...)
Antarctic Caves Could Be Home to 'New World' of Plants, Animals Antarctic Caves Could Be Home to 'New World' of Plants, Animals
- September 11, 2017

Also, it is observed that light is present the mouth of the cave and also some lights go deeper inside some caves where the ice is thin. The researchers were studying Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island, and discovered an extensive network of caves carved out of the ice by steam from the volcano. (more...)
Elon Musk reveals SpaceX's spacesuit in full Elon Musk reveals SpaceX's spacesuit in full
- September 11, 2017

The image shows a man wearing the suit, standing next to the Crew Dragon capsule , the vehicle that the company is building to carry NASA astronauts for SpaceX's first crewed launches. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Elon Musk has made a promise that he will reveal more details regarding the space suits in the times which are yet to come. (more...)
U.S. formally requests United Nations vote Monday on North Korea U.S. formally requests United Nations vote Monday on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

But no weapons test was detected from North Korea as of Saturday afternoon, as people in capital Pyongyang went through customary practices of showing loyalty to late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the father of third-generation leader Kim Jong Un . (more...)
NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK) Valuation According To Analysts
- September 10, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in NewLink Genetics Corporation by 5.6% during the first quarter. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. Charles J. Link Jr., M.D.as Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer & Chief Scientific Officer. The biotechnology company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS ) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.78) by $0.21. (more...)
Motorola in works with Google for a new Android One phone Motorola in works with Google for a new Android One phone
- September 10, 2017

While Evan did not mention anything beyond the render of the device, we can gauge the rest of the specs from the Moto X4 . Just a few days ago Google partnered with Xiaomi and launched it's Mi A1 (Android One) Smartphone. It also has an IP68 rating, dual rear cameras , and a premium glass body. The Moto X4 retails in Europe for €399 (~$480/₹30,750). With the recently announced Mi A1, Google promised that the latest Android One devices will be getting Android Oreo by the end of ... (more...)
Google Dashboard update brings better support for touchscreens and privacy control integrations Google Dashboard update brings better support for touchscreens and privacy control integrations
- September 10, 2017

We also have some updates on the trends we're seeing across our existing privacy tools and controls. You could review your Google activity in the last month, see how many emails, docs and photos you have, and get answers to questions about Gmail settings. (more...)
HMD Global launches Nokia 8 in South Africa through Vodacom HMD Global launches Nokia 8 in South Africa through Vodacom
- September 09, 2017

With the 13-megapixel dual rear cameras as well as the 13-megapixel camera at front, the Nokia 8 supports the new "bothie" feature from the company. The smartphone has a striking resemblance to the mid-range Nokia 6 launched earlier this year. (more...)
Here's How Certain T-Mobile Customers Can Score Free Netflix Here's How Certain T-Mobile Customers Can Score Free Netflix
- September 09, 2017

But T-Mobile could also be using the offering to promote the strength of its network. Their effort is called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce . AT&T , Sprint , T-Mobile and Verizon on Friday announced the creation of the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. (more...)
Vivo unveiled the smartphone with a 24-MP front camera Vivo unveiled the smartphone with a 24-MP front camera
- September 09, 2017

Unfortunately, the "FullView" panel only delivers a 1440 x 720 pixel resolution, which is one of several compromises needed to keep the price bar as low as Rs. Currently, its available for pre-order in India starting today and will release on 15 September. Out of the box, it runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2 on top of it. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy Note FE has sold out in Korea
- September 09, 2017

One note here: Dual Capture will take up about three times as much memory as standard photos, so you might want to invest in a microSD card before you fill up your phone's internal storage. South Korean smartphone maker Samsung is all set to launch its latest Note series smartphone , Samsung Galaxy Note8 in India. The exception is the S Pen stylus with removable rods. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 teaser leaks, shows a dual camera setup Xiaomi Mi Note 3 teaser leaks, shows a dual camera setup
- September 09, 2017

We all are waiting to see upcoming Mi Mix 2 scheduled to become official on September 11. As for the Mi Note 3 , it may be switching to a Samsung-made 5.46-inch 1080p OLED panel, 6GB of RAM , a Snapdragon 660 processor , dual cameras, a 16MP selfie shooter, and 64GB of ROM. (more...)
MCMC to unblock Steam after banned game withdrawn from site MCMC to unblock Steam after banned game withdrawn from site
- September 09, 2017

While perhaps vaguely distasteful, none have responded to this artistic choice as strongly as the Malaysian government, who appealed for the game's digital availability to be disabled in their country. The removal of Fight of Gods appears to only be in effect in Malaysia , however, as it's now still available for purchase in the United States and elsewhere. (more...)
SpaceX to launch secret spy craft mission today, if weather cooperates SpaceX to launch secret spy craft mission today, if weather cooperates
- September 09, 2017

Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph, was about 100 miles north of the Dominican Republic. The launch was the first time that NASA used a SpaceX rocket to launch the unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), a 29-foot-long Air Force craft whose objective is classified. (more...)
Two Live Images Indicate Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Two Live Images Indicate Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro
- September 09, 2017

Not sure if it is a tactile one, it will house a fingerprint sensor for sure. 12 modem. It will also be thicker at 8.23mm to accommodate the large battery at a smaller screen diagonal, but you won't find us complaining about a phone being marginally thicker these days for this reason. (more...)
Solar storm could affect DStv and internet Solar storm could affect DStv and internet
- September 09, 2017

The second solar flare is the strongest recorded since 2006 when X9.0 happened. Early this week, the sun released a solar flare that shut down communications made via satellite. A huge solar storm in 1859-known as the Carrington Event-caused telegraph systems across Europe and North America to fail and auroras associated with the solar winds could be seen as far south as the Caribbean. (more...)
TVR Griffith heralds a new dawn for British manufacturer TVR Griffith heralds a new dawn for British manufacturer
- September 09, 2017

The design of the auto is in line with the British manufacturer's previous creations. No performance numbers have been divulged as yet, but the 298kW-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio is mighty impressive. What you can't see is that the auto has a flat floor, part of its race-inspired "ground effect" aerodynamics package. This focus on aerodynamics is echoed at the rear, where a deeply-sculpted diffuser helps channel air away from the Griffith with the minimum of drag. (more...)
AI gaydar can accurately determine sexuality from a photo AI gaydar can accurately determine sexuality from a photo
- September 09, 2017

The algorithm predicted correctly whether a man is gay or straight with a remarkable accuracy of 81 percent, while the same AI stands at 71 percent accuracy level when it analyzed female facial pictures. The fear is that spouses could use it to identify a "closeted" husband or wife, or that teenagers could deploy it as a means of outing their peers. (more...)
Nioh's 'Bloodshed's End' DLC launches on September 26 Nioh's 'Bloodshed's End' DLC launches on September 26
- September 08, 2017

With that being said, Bloodshed's End will mark the end of the Sengoku-era, along with William's journey. Today developer Team Ninja and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed new detaols of the final DLC for their hit game Nioh . (more...)
New Code Vein Details Revealed, Including Two Characters New Code Vein Details Revealed, Including Two Characters
- September 08, 2017

For example, the Gift system allows players to use up to eight gifts during battles to temporarily increase attacks or defense actions. This is a crucial part of Code Vein's gameplay, and players will need to keep a close eye on it as they jump into action. (more...)
BMW to mass produce electric cars by 2020 BMW to mass produce electric cars by 2020
- September 08, 2017

BMW plans to unveil an electric Mini at the Frankfurt show, which will go on sale in 2019. That includes both Rolls-Royce and BMW's M models. The first electric version of a BMW core brand model, the X3 SUV, will follow in 2020, Krueger said. (more...)
Skyrim: Special Edition Gets its First Ever Free Weekend on Xbox One Skyrim: Special Edition Gets its First Ever Free Weekend on Xbox One
- September 08, 2017

But that's not all; players also have the ability to stop a civil war, become the arch-mage of a magic academy, lead a group of monster hunters, and much, much more. If you don't own it, just buy it because it's that fantastic. Starting today at 12:01 am PDT, Skyrim: Special Edition is now free to play for Xbox Live Gold subscribers through Monday at 11:59 pm PDT. (more...)
Google in final talks with HTC for smartphone unit? Google in final talks with HTC for smartphone unit?
- September 07, 2017

It seems the impressive HTC U11 just wasn't enough to turn the company's fortunes around. HTC's smartphone business has been struggling of late, with its latest efforts being placed in this year's U11, and the company may be looking for an out. (more...)
Brendan Greene: PUBG Could Reach 100M Users, No Plans to Increase Price Brendan Greene: PUBG Could Reach 100M Users, No Plans to Increase Price
- September 07, 2017

Another popular Early Access game, Ark: Survival Evolved , raised its price from $30 to $60 for its official release, and this generated some of amount of controversy. Both League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients 2 are some of the most-played and most popular games on Steam, with the two different MOBA games consistently being at the top spot. (more...)