Sci-tech


Free wireless headphones with live translation launched Free wireless headphones with live translation launched
- June 30, 2018

The headset additionally offers easy adjustments of volume, playback, and switching between multiple music tracks. For instance, the OnePlus offering has eight hours of playback time from a full charge, while Apple's AirPods only offer five without the charging case. (more...)
Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ is a ‘Pocketable’ Dual-Screen Surface Device Microsoft’s ‘Andromeda’ is a ‘Pocketable’ Dual-Screen Surface Device
- June 30, 2018

Microsoft's documents describe Andromeda as a "new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience". The Verge also states that the current engineering samples of this pocketable Surface device look identical to 3D concepts created by David Breyer . (more...)
Comcast says fiber cut causes nationwide service outage for businesses, customers Comcast says fiber cut causes nationwide service outage for businesses, customers
- June 30, 2018

Service in some sections of the country remained intact, but many large markets from coast to coast have been affected. It's likely that the kind of secure connection that matchmaking requires on both systems isn't working through Comcast's network at the moment. (more...)
Apple Completely Rebuilding Maps With Its Own Data, Beginning With iOS 12 Apple Completely Rebuilding Maps With Its Own Data, Beginning With iOS 12
- June 30, 2018

What's particularly new is the mention that "hundreds of millions of iPhones" will be gathering traffic information. In an interview with technology news website Techcrunch , Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said the company would be "building all of our own map data from the ground up". (more...)
Motorola One Renders Leaked; Likely to Launch with One Power
- June 30, 2018

The Motorola logo is found at the back. As you can see from the photo below, the One and the One Power are nearly identical minus several small touches. On the imaging front, the E5 comes with a 13MP rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash, while the Moto E5 Plus features a 12MP rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, laser autofocus, and an LED flash. (more...)
Samsung Unveils Galaxy J4, J6, A6+ In Nigeria Samsung Unveils Galaxy J4, J6, A6+ In Nigeria
- June 30, 2018

Moreover, it is also said that the Galaxy Note 9 will have some Samsung Experience tweaks with newer UI animations. It was his observation that the Galaxy Note 9 and the previous Galaxy Note 8 bore high resemblance with each other and there were very minimal changes in the device. (more...)
OnePlus fully commits to Android updates - time to get a OnePlus 6? OnePlus fully commits to Android updates - time to get a OnePlus 6?
- June 30, 2018

The only complaint OnePlus users and tech critics seem to have had for the Chinese smartphone manufacturer was their lack of a proper mechanism or discipline that offers regular updates to its flagship devices. Beta testers will be migrated to a stable version at the beginning of July. The security patches and Andoird updates will be provided every two months as it is a bi-monthly schedule. (more...)
This Case Comes With Airbags To Protect Your Smartphone From Drops This Case Comes With Airbags To Protect Your Smartphone From Drops
- June 30, 2018

Frenzel calls the invention an "AD Case", in which AD stands for "active damping". So far it's only a prototype - but the AD case can detect when the phone is falling and protract springs to make the phone bounce when it hits the ground, which should prevent any scratches or cracks on flat surfaces. (more...)
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform
- June 30, 2018

Its acquisition of Matrix Mill will help Niantic build its Social AR platform. According to Hanke, Niantic aims to bring this sophisticated technology to mobile devices, which will be a challenge, considering how limited in computing power most mobile devices are. (more...)
128TB SD card could replace all of your clunky hard drives 128TB SD card could replace all of your clunky hard drives
- June 29, 2018

Currently, UHS-II and UHS-III SD cards have the second row of pins and reach 312 MB/s and 624 MB/s transfer speeds, respectively. The SD Association's President spoke about they feel these new innovations mean for SD cards stating, " With SD Express we're offering an entirely new level of memory card with faster protocols turning cards into a removable SSD ,". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 submitted to U.S. regulators, could be announced soon Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 submitted to U.S. regulators, could be announced soon
- June 29, 2018

Samsung has confirmed the launch date of its much awaited flagship phone Galaxy Note 9 as August 9 in its latest tweet . Samsung is expected to bump that up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for the Galaxy Note 9 . The physical design of the device is said to remain as that of Galaxy Note 8 . Samsung has reduced the price of Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB variant by Rs 2,000 in India, according to Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai-based mobile phone retailer. (more...)
McLaren 600LT revealed - new Longtail with 600 PS McLaren 600LT revealed - new Longtail with 600 PS
- June 29, 2018

Nestled amidships is the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 as the 570S , with a stronger cooling system and reduced back pressure, thanks to a super short exhaust. "The 675LT resurrected the revered name, creating the purest distillation of the sheer driving pleasure embodied by all McLaren cars", stated McLaren CEO, Mike Flewitt. (more...)
Xbox Games With Gold for July 2018 Announced Xbox Games With Gold for July 2018 Announced
- June 29, 2018

Players assume the role of an android cop as you blast a variety of enemies while protecting your spaceship. With a taut story line, non-stop bullet-play, and handsome visuals, the action really ramps up in multiplayer and will leave you breathless. (more...)
Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode
- June 29, 2018

In a Reddit post today (June 29), Epic Games announced that it's replacing Fortnite Battle Royal's Final Fight limited-time mode (LTM) with the tried-and-tested 50v50 LTM. "We want to inform you that the Playground LTM will remain closed for repairs for the night". Epic claims the matchmaking problems are over, although we're still experiencing issues on PS4 and Xbox One. (more...)
Overwatch Fan Theory Behind the New Hero Makes Perfect Sense Overwatch Fan Theory Behind the New Hero Makes Perfect Sense
- June 29, 2018

While grappling, Wrecking Ball can activate his Pile Driver ability, which slams him into the ground and sends enemies flying upward. Here's Wrecking Ball full biography from Blizzard. Obviously rolling is going to play a major factor, but the furry fighter also brings a grappling claw , mines, and some scary quad cannons to the party. (more...)
Google might launch gaming hardware to accompany 'Yeti' streaming service Google might launch gaming hardware to accompany 'Yeti' streaming service
- June 29, 2018

Nvidia's GeForce Now, which entered beta earlier this year , allows users to stream a selection of high-end games to PCs and Macs. It's reported that Google will try to utilities a video game streaming service, but Kotaku believes it will do much more. (more...)
Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Smashes Nordschleife Lap Record Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Smashes Nordschleife Lap Record
- June 29, 2018

Now freed from the restrictions of the WEC , Porsche could maximize the potential of this auto. Time to beat? 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds. Bernhard lapped the 20.8-kilometre circuit in 5:19.55, beating the 35-year old record by nearly a minute. (more...)
Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype marks 50 years of GT-R Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype marks 50 years of GT-R
- June 29, 2018

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GT-R obviously deserved something special, and it surely doesn't get any more memorable than being asked to head up the manufacturer's first collaboration with Italdesign , the famed studio established by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1968. (more...)
Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide
- June 29, 2018

Verizon, Spectrum, and AT&T also were showing huge spikes in complaints on downdetector around 12:30, indicating a widespread outage across big telecom firms. It's now affecting our business & residential internet, video & voice customers. The company has responded on social media that service will be restored. (more...)
OnePlus 7 could support 5G and be sold by U.S. carriers OnePlus 7 could support 5G and be sold by U.S. carriers
- June 29, 2018

However, 5G will expectedly roll out quicker in markets such as Europe and North America than in India, and OnePlus will likely want to have its devices ready for this well in advance. The US is one of those countries, which brings us to the other thing Lau said: apparently the company aims to start selling phones on monthly plans through one or more US carriers. (more...)
Uncharted originator Amy Hennig leaves EA to set up new studio Uncharted originator Amy Hennig leaves EA to set up new studio
- June 29, 2018

Now, it appears that it might not happen at all. "I'm not, I have not worked at EA since January, technically, legally" she told the site. People were immediately asking them "Is Amy working with you?' and the answer was 'Well, we're in negotiations...' like, hmm. (more...)
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features & News Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features & News
- June 29, 2018

Alos, the Pixel 3 is tipped to measure 145.6x68.2x7.9mm, while the Pixel 3 XL is tipped to measure 158x76.6x7.9mm. The 5K renders don't give much else away besides confirming the handsets' USB-C port and SIM-card tray, but MySmartPrice notes that we can also expect Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor to power both devices. (more...)
Online sales tax ruling could add $150 million to Minnesota’s coffers Online sales tax ruling could add $150 million to Minnesota’s coffers
- June 29, 2018

Terry Horstman, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Revenue, said the state expects to collect about $200 million annually because of the new way of collecting online sales taxes . The case reevaluated the Supreme Court's 1992 Quill v. "They're going to have to meet some additional constitutional tests", he said. So it passed a law requiring all but the smallest retailers, including Internet companies, to collect taxes on the sales they make in the state, even if they had no ... (more...)
Google invests $22 million in KaiOS feature phone operating system Google invests $22 million in KaiOS feature phone operating system
- June 28, 2018

This will pave the way for future smart feature phones, mostly available under Rs 2,000, to come with full-fledged Google services. And their sales are actually growing faster right now than their souped-up cousins. Founded in 2017, 30 million phones run KaiOS today. KaiOS is a USA -based project that started in 2017, built on the ashes of Mozilla's failed Firefox OS experiment , as a fork of the Linux codebase. (more...)
New hub for VR shows for Oculus Go launched New hub for VR shows for Oculus Go launched
- June 28, 2018

When you launch Oculus TV , you'll see a selection of curated shows featured in a carousel up top, with a row of video channels listed underneath. It's a little unclear why this app exists outside of the Oculus Rooms social app which also has a dedicated space for viewing videos, but the company is likely just looking to put extra emphasis on the device's video-watching capabilities. (more...)
Asus ZenFone 5 coming to the United Kingdom on July 9 for £350 Asus ZenFone 5 coming to the United Kingdom on July 9 for £350
- June 28, 2018

Asus Zenfone 5z was unveiled back in February at MWC 2018 . Now, after months of waiting, the ZenFone 5 is finally available to order in the United Kingdom with Asus revealing a price and release date. The 12MP sensor (1/2.55-inch) has f/1.8 aperture, 24mm wide-angle lens, 1.4µm pixels, OIS, and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). Battery - the device features 3300mAH battery capacity under the cover that enables Al charging tech. (more...)
Huawei First to Adopt Snapdragon 2500 for Kids Smartwatches Huawei First to Adopt Snapdragon 2500 for Kids Smartwatches
- June 28, 2018

Qualcomm has a trio of new Snapdragon processors that will power a new wave of mass-market Android smartphones. This chipset also offers dual 4G /dual VoLTE functionality. Additionally, the platform supports gesture-based gaming and entertainment applications so children continue to enjoy their experience with the kid watch. (more...)
Koenigsegg previews even badder Agera RS replacement Koenigsegg previews even badder Agera RS replacement
- June 28, 2018

What to expect? Well the Agera RS is already a monster, having set the 0-400-0km/h record previous year, as well as the highest average speed for a flying kilometre on a public road. Expect it to put about 20 - 30 horses more than the outgoing model. Christian has also hinted that the auto could possibly breach the 300mph (482.803kmph) barrier given the fact that the Agera RS set the record at 284.55mph (457.49kmph). (more...)
The iPhone’s Amazon Alexa app finally adds voice control The iPhone’s Amazon Alexa app finally adds voice control
- June 28, 2018

If you've got an iPhone or iPad you can now use spoken commands to ask Alexa questions, play music and communicate with your Echo and other devices. The feature isn't quite as good as Android's since Apple's locked-down operating system for iPhone and iPad means that you can't set Alexa as your default voice assistant. (more...)
Audi RS Q8 Could Pack The Panamera's 670-HP Hybrid Powertrain Audi RS Q8 Could Pack The Panamera's 670-HP Hybrid Powertrain
- June 28, 2018

Earlier this month Audi took the wraps off its new flagship SUV, the Q8. The Audi Q8 was released just a few weeks ago. Foremost is the inclusion of an electric motor, coupled with a twin-turbo, four-litre V8 engine. While the Q8 offers 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel (45 TDI and 50 TDI) or 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline (55 TFSI) powertrains, the SQ8 is rumored to get a souped-up version of the latter engine. (more...)