Sci-tech


Samsung Galaxy Watch shows up on their United States website Samsung Galaxy Watch shows up on their United States website
- July 24, 2018

The Next Web also notes that the watch will probably include wireless charging, a fact revealed following the leak of Samsung's new two-device wireless charger. As you can see on the side it mentions the Galaxy Watch by name, promising it can be charged alongside a phone - much like Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat. (more...)
IPhones to be useless in India after new TRIA regulations IPhones to be useless in India after new TRIA regulations
- July 24, 2018

The regulator requires that all carriers in India make TRAI's "Do Not Disturb" app available for users to download and install on their device. As the matter turns serious, TRAI is considering to withdraw iPhone's licence from the country as per its revised rules and regulations, which say, "Every Access Provider shall ensure, within six months' time, that all smartphone devices registered on its network support the permissions required for the functioning of such apps as prescribed in the ... (more...)
Telkom Kenya partners with Loon LLC to launch commercial service Telkom Kenya partners with Loon LLC to launch commercial service
- July 24, 2018

The main cities of Kenya were covered by the networks of operators of Internet access, but most rural areas 45-millionai countries are still deprived of access to the global network. "Their innovative approach to serving their customers makes this collaboration an excellent fit". Loon-enabled internet service will be provided to portions of central Kenya starting next year, according to Loon chief executive Alastair Westgarth who said the company's goal was to "connect people everywhere". (more...)
Uber and Lyft Drop Driver Who Livestreamed Passengers on Twitch Uber and Lyft Drop Driver Who Livestreamed Passengers on Twitch
- July 24, 2018

Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday , had been livestreaming his shifts driving for Lyft and Uber since March. Nearly all have been streamed to his channel on the live video website Twitch, where he goes by the username "JustSmurf". "In regards to our policies, under our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service, we do not allow people to share content that invades others' privacy". (more...)
Sony IMX586 image sensor for smartphones announced Sony IMX586 image sensor for smartphones announced
- July 23, 2018

On Monday, Sony unveiled the IMX586 camera sensor, which has an effective megapixel count of 48 (8000 x 6000). The IMX586 performs some DSP magic on the raw bits from its unusual Bayer color array to arrive at an impressive-sounding 48-effective-megapixel resolution. (more...)
Comic-Con 2018: Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Series Gets New Trailer Comic-Con 2018: Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Series Gets New Trailer
- July 23, 2018

This does mark Torch Man's first appearance in the classic Mega Man series, and he spends his days in the forest perfecting his Fist of Fire technique. Before you encounter the robot master, you'll battle against a bird that is, as DualShockers puts it, "basically a hybrid between a phoenix and a turkey [and] drops eggs that can hatch spawning more enemies". (more...)
Bethesda Is 'Less Likely' to Let Another Studio Work on 'Fallout' Again Bethesda Is 'Less Likely' to Let Another Studio Work on 'Fallout' Again
- July 23, 2018

These earlier successes don't mean that Bethesda has any plans of letting an external studio touch their beloved license in the future. While talking to The Guardian , Howard said that although they aren't saying never to the possibility, studios shouldn't hold their breath over it. (more...)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Adds Breath of the Wild Link & Motorcycle Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Adds Breath of the Wild Link & Motorcycle
- July 23, 2018

Zelda Breath of the Wild was the highlight release alongside the Nintendo Switch release in March previous year and went on to become not only one of the best-selling games on the system but the best selling Zelda game period . Nintendo has released a new trailer showing Link wearing the new gear and his new ride. The DLC is the second addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in as many weeks. (more...)
Trump slams EU over $5 billion Google fine Trump slams EU over $5 billion Google fine
- July 23, 2018

Before Google shook up the market with Android, gadget makers paid to license operating systems or relied on their own. While Google has said that it will appeal the decision saying that "Android has created more choice for everyone, not less". (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting a permadeath mode Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting a permadeath mode
- July 23, 2018

Special Operation 2 will bring a new PvE experience, a new update for the Ghost War PvP, and a new permadeath PvE game mode called Ghost Mode, which has been highly-requested from players. New Ranked Features: Introduction of a new Progression Bar that tracks Ranked progress, showing players their position in the current league. The free DLC introduces Ghost Mode, essentially a hardcode mode that ramps up the difficulty and puts some pretty tough roadblocks in your path. (more...)
PlayStation 4 System Software Update 6.0 Beta Test Revealed PlayStation 4 System Software Update 6.0 Beta Test Revealed
- July 22, 2018

There is a huge update in the works now for PlayStation 4 users to enjoy and the team behind the powerful console is looking for additional help. And here we are just hoping that they will finally implement a way to change our gamertag because. (more...)
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter want to make your data portable Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter want to make your data portable
- July 22, 2018

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are launching a new project to enable seamless transfer of data across platforms. The data will be encrypted during the transfer, which is meant to make the process secure and to keep your data safe - something that's essential during a time of heightened concern around tech companies and their handling of sensitive data. (more...)
Suzuki V-Strom 650 India Launch by September Suzuki V-Strom 650 India Launch by September
- July 22, 2018

The Burgman Street is definitely a head-turner owing to its flamboyant design. Suzuki claims the body mounted windscreen fixed at the front is functional and it reduces the wind blast. The Suzuki Access 125 , on which the Street is based, retails for Rs 59,118 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the CBS variant. The Burgman Street 125 is the second 125cc scooter from the brand to be launched on the Indian market. (more...)
[H]ardOCP: Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya With Telkom in 2019 [H]ardOCP: Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya With Telkom in 2019
- July 22, 2018

It uses high-flying balloons powered by on-board solar panels as Wi-Fi carriers to deliver signals from above . The system will cover both suburban and rural areas - financial details of the deal with Telkom Kenya were not disclosed. They're created to deliver internet connectivity to low density populations, where it's just not financially viable to install traditional underground cabling and other permanent lines to properties. (more...)
New Walking Dead VR game lets you live the TV show New Walking Dead VR game lets you live the TV show
- July 20, 2018

Saints & Sinners is set in New Orleans, a place not yet explored in the universe's mythos. Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is now working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead . The Walking Dead franchise is growing once again with the previously announced VR title finally getting some key details revealed. Furthermore, Skybound will air a livestream on July 19 at 12 p.m. (more...)
Leak confirms next Samsung smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch Leak confirms next Samsung smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch
- July 20, 2018

Even the company's Q2 earnings guidance is hinting at a slowdown in the Galaxy S9 sales. The Galaxy Note and S lines were once distinguished by size and the pen, but with the S Plus approaching and even exceeding the Note in size, it raises questions as to whether Samsung should even be having two similarly sized and specced phones . (more...)
Mobile Offers 512MB Of LTE With $5 International Data Pass Mobile Offers 512MB Of LTE With $5 International Data Pass
- July 20, 2018

The Uncarrier tallied a Speed Score of 27.86, ahead of Verizon's second-place score of 26.02. "However, Verizon won in almost half of the country's largest cities". It's interesting to note that Ookla's fastest tested speeds were in Minnesota, which had a mean download speed of 36.80Mbps. Customers can activate the option on the T-Mobile app or customer service line. (more...)
Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows
- July 20, 2018

She knew that sea levels have been rising steadily for the past hundred years as Earth's climate has warmed, and that's already affecting many coastal areas . For a more dystopian prediction, Barford points to the communications outages that followed Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy . While fiber optic cables are water-resistant, they are not waterproof like marine cables. (more...)
Fortnite servers down: Fans ruffled, confused by extended maintenance downtime Fortnite servers down: Fans ruffled, confused by extended maintenance downtime
- July 20, 2018

Fortnite is the number one streamed game in the world by far, which has led Epic Games to start their own eSports league. Now we know, more specifically, that the issue is related to how many matches the Playground mode made versus the Battle Royale mode. (more...)
Leaked Document Exposes New MacBook Keyboard Fix Leaked Document Exposes New MacBook Keyboard Fix
- July 20, 2018

Apple is facing criticism for over its new MacBook Pro after a YouTuber claimed the laptop was being slowed down intentionally. It also states that "the procedure for the space bar replacement has also changed from the previous model", which reminds me of how I've seen colleagues frantically trying to click their space bar into working again. (more...)
'Hotel Transylvania 3…' becomes number one in US 'Hotel Transylvania 3…' becomes number one in US
- July 19, 2018

Featuring the voice talents of Adam Sandler as Dracula and Selena Gomez as Mavis, the successful series has grossed over $900 million worldwide to date. Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2 is now the ninth-highest domestic release of all time with US$535.8 million. The animated family film has amassed US$856.9 million worldwide, including US$321 million from overseas markets. (more...)
Google's record $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday Google's record $11bn fine over Android market dominance set for Tuesday
- July 19, 2018

European Union regulators say Google has tilted the field in its favour by forcing phone makers to pre-install Google Search together with its Play Store and Chrome browser . They also sign agreements not to sell devices on rival Android systems and also pay smartphone manufacturers to only pre-install Google Search on devices. (more...)
Huawei Nova 3i price, specifications, features, comparison Huawei Nova 3i price, specifications, features, comparison
- July 19, 2018

Apart from the processor the two phones Nova 3 and Nova 3i seem to have similar specs and that includes a 24 megapixel and 16 megapixel dual rear cameras and 24 megapixel and 2 megapixel dual front cameras. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD. However, the standout feature is the dual 24-megapixel and 2-megapixel front cameras, which come AI powered to recognise scenes and are created to give you selfie shots with a blurred background effect and HDR. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh Xiaomi Mi Max 3: the Battery King cometh
- July 19, 2018

At 6.94 x 3.44 x 0.31 in (176.15 x 87.4 x 7.99 mm) and 7.80 oz (221 g), the Mi Max 3 is certain to be your best friend in the dark alleys after a long night out, too, and we aren't talking about the low-light camera modes. The Mi Max 3 will be available in three color options - Black, Champagne Gold, and Blue - and two variants: a base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that retails for the equivalent of ¥1,699 ($250), and a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for ... (more...)
Netflix's Fast.com now measures latency & upload speeds Netflix's Fast.com now measures latency & upload speeds
- July 19, 2018

This is clutch, simply because the service only ever detailed download speeds before this change. Netflix launched a new, free, and fast way for people to check their internet speeds a couple of years ago. While upload speed does not necessarily mean much for streaming on Netflix , it is a vital data for those who run speed test. Latency data is divided into two separate sets: unloaded , and loaded . (more...)
Missed Google's blob-emoji? They're back Missed Google's blob-emoji? They're back
- July 19, 2018

World Emoji has just passed by on the 17 of July, 2018, and Google has come out with a welcome surprise for us. Technically, blobmoji were still available inside of Allo , Google's now-fading messaging service that debuted in 2016. The blob stickers are already showing up for me in Gboard , but they're still MIA in Android Messages. It won't replace the standard emoji . To grab the sticker pack on Android Message, go to a conversation within the app and then tap the + icon, tap on ... (more...)
H1 2018 Mobile Game Spending Hits Estimated $26.6B H1 2018 Mobile Game Spending Hits Estimated $26.6B
- July 19, 2018

The App Store leads the race when it comes to app revenues as consumer spending on Apple's platform is claimed to have grown 34.7 percent to $38.5 billion (roughly Rs. This year's trend suggests that spending on apps will continue to increase. Thankfully, plenty of new arrivals are reaching the top games lists in both paid and free categories for the first time, indicating that there is still scope for new apps to grow. (more...)
First House Republican Supports Effort to Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules First House Republican Supports Effort to Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules
- July 19, 2018

Coffman is signing a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution; the resolution would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of its net neutrality rules. The bill also requires ISPs to publicly disclose management practices, prohibits ISPs from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts, and ensures that both broadband equipment and services are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. (more...)
Pichai responds to European Union fine, hints Google might start charging for Android Pichai responds to European Union fine, hints Google might start charging for Android
- July 19, 2018

As a result, Google has been given 90 days to stop what the European Union said were "illegal practices" on contracts with handset manufacturers that push Google services in front of users. Google also reportedly forces smartphone makers to integrate its own apps to their phones, should they wish to offer the Google Play Store on them. (more...)
‘David Bowie Is’ museum show being turned into VR experience ‘David Bowie Is’ museum show being turned into VR experience
- July 19, 2018

The globetrotting, blockbuster exhibition "David Bowie Is" is being reimagined as a digital experience for mobile devices and virtual reality/augmented reality platforms, taking viewers through an exhibit of Bowie's work and artifacts from his life. (more...)