Sci-tech

Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021

Singapore to continue hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2021 The Brazilian really likes the night-time, city setting of the Marina Bay Street Circuit , and is well prepared for the tough conditions that await, with the high temperatures making the race one of the hardest going on the Formula 1 calendar, according to the 36-year-old. [Full Article...]

Facebook Halts Potential Anti-Semitic Ads Following Report

Facebook Halts Potential Anti-Semitic Ads Following Report While ProPublica put a deliberately bland advertisement out to these people (it was approved by Facebook within 15 minutes), the risk is that others could use the social network's unprecedented ability to target people by their interests to spread propaganda or organise far right rallies. [Full Article...]

Senator Franken asks Apple for privacy guarantees around Face ID data

Senator Franken asks Apple for privacy guarantees around Face ID data Since the announcement, however, reporters, advocates, and iPhone users have raised concerns about how Face ID could impact Americans' fundamental right to privacy, speculated on the ways in which Apple could use faceprint data in the future, and questioned the quality and security of the technology. [Full Article...]

Microsoft outlines new privacy features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft outlines new privacy features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update With Windows Fall Creators Update nearing its 17 October release, Microsoft seems to have tinkered and included more changes in the privacy controls than it had done in the Windows 10 Creators Update in April. Moreover, Microsoft would offer detailed privacy statement during the Windows installation process, giving the users a better idea of what data of theirs will be sucked by Windows. [Full Article...]

Musk Shares SpaceX Blooper Video On How Not To Land Rockets

Musk Shares SpaceX Blooper Video On How Not To Land Rockets But, like every innovation in history, SpaceX's first attempts weren't exactly an outstanding success. Of course, Musk and Co. have to work out a few kinks with its Falcon 9 rocket first. In a 2005 interview, Musk said, "Failure is an option here", and, "If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough". SpaceX was founded in 2002 with the objective of colonizing Mars. [Full Article...]

Blizzard's Kaplan says more than 480000 Overwatch accounts have faced disciplinary action

Blizzard's Kaplan says more than 480000 Overwatch accounts have faced disciplinary action Kaplan also spoke more broadly about poor behaviour in Overwatch , saying Blizzard has taken action against more than 480,000 accounts since the game launched in May 2016. So, stop being toxic in Overwatch . "We just don't want those people in Overwatch ", he says. Generally speaking, Kaplan said he thinks the toxicity problem is worse in video games because there is an element of anonymit... [Full Article...]

FCC listing reveals LG-Made Google Pixel XL 2

FCC listing reveals LG-Made Google Pixel XL 2 The exact same code (G011C) also showed up on the Global Certification Forum a few weeks ago so it seems fairly certain that this is now the LG-made Pixel XL 2. There is one very compelling business rationale for Google to buy HTC , and that is price. Plus, Google has this "advance exchange" approach to replacing Nexus 6Ps with Pixel XLs . [Full Article...]

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329 The Series 2 could last about two days on a single charge. The back is slightly larger by only a few millimeters. Apple really did mean it when it said that "the future of technology is Wireless ". Both the second and third generations are water resistant up to 50 metres and can be used for monitoring open and pool water swimming. Would a person need to carry a phone around with them in ord... [Full Article...]

Please Inject Nintendo Switch RPG Octopath Traveller Directly Into My Veins

Please Inject Nintendo Switch RPG Octopath Traveller Directly Into My Veins Project Octopath Traveler: What Is It All About? One of the console's more unknown exclusives is a little RPG that Square Enix is cooking up in a unique "HD-2D" art style, which is now going by its working title of Project Octopath Traveler . [Full Article...]

A day's reprieve for Pintos; boy's father opposes bail petitions

A day's reprieve for Pintos; boy's father opposes bail petitions Sept 8: Pradyumna Thakur, 7, was sexually abused and murdered in the toilet of the Gurugram Ryan International School toilet. The Pintos, in their pleas, said while the death of the boy was unfortunate, the management can not be held culpable and that they themselves were victims of "unfortunate" circumstances. [Full Article...]

Samsung Electronics to Launch AI Speakers with Harman Next Year

Samsung Electronics to Launch AI Speakers with Harman Next Year The iPhone devices never lag on any load of multitasking. With numerous areas discussed above, it could be surmised that Apple might be scared of the backlash from trying to claim so many relatively standard options from the Android world as "revolutionary" in the iPhone X, especially when the implementation of so many features might not be as good as what you would get on Android. [Full Article...]

Buttonless iPhone X preorders to start end-October

Buttonless iPhone X preorders to start end-October That said, it does mean that getting fast charging on an iPhone X or iPhone 8 is a little expensive, since Apple doesn't include any of the required accessories with the phones themselves, opting instead for a regular Lighting-to-USB cable and a 5W USB brick. [Full Article...]

A New 2DS XL Color Has Been Announced For America

A New 2DS XL Color Has Been Announced For America Details about these mysterious beings will be unveiled later. Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon will also feature new forms for the legendary pokemon Necrozma, based on the legendaries from the original Pokemon Sun & Moon. We called the New 2DS XL the " most refined Nintendo console ever " in our review, but it looks a whole lot better when decked out in red and white. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Windows Mobile failed to take off -- here's why

You can disable the new book experience from the sign-option on settings app, as shown below. A new Learn More page will take you straight to specific areas of interest in the statement as you choose your privacy settings . We're just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release. Getting the stuttering issue under control will only help Microsoft ma... [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 3 Price in India

Apple Watch Series 3 Price in India For LTE , there is an electronic SIM in the watch and the display acts as antenna. The new set-top box puts Apple on a level playing field with competitors like Roku and Amazon, which have offered 4K and HDR support for a while. This is something disappointing for all the fans who are looking to buy a new Apple Watch Series 3 in the future. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have had $10 a month ... [Full Article...]

Cassini's swan song: 13-year Saturn mission ends Friday

Cassini's swan song: 13-year Saturn mission ends Friday That's precisely why scientists didn't want to risk Cassini crashing into it, said program manager Earl Maize at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Cassini has been able to achieve what it set out to do, it has transmitted stunning pictures and videos of Saturn, tonnes of scientific data, discovered moons, discovered geysers spewing from Saturn's satellite Enceladus and also... [Full Article...]

Delaware River Basin Commission Step Closer to Banning NatGas Development, Fracking

Delaware River Basin Commission Step Closer to Banning NatGas Development, Fracking The Delaware River Basin Commission , which oversees the river's water quality in Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania, voted 3-1, with one abstention, to begin the lengthy process of enacting a formal ban on drilling and fracking, the technique that's spurred a US production boom in shale gas and oil. [Full Article...]

Facebook Spends "Millions" To Partner With Bleacher Report For Marshawn Lynch Series

Facebook Spends No Script will follow Lynch as he partakes in a number of leisure activities. The first episode will feature Lynch taking racecar driving lessons, "until he ruins the tires of the auto". The show will launch later in September, with eight short (10 to 15 minutes) episodes covering Lynch's "antics" - the first has him learning to drive a race vehicle until he ruins the tires. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm says it invented Apple's innovation

We're pretty sure that Apple will claim "innovations" again when their new phones come out, but Qualcomm did not do itself any favors by getting some of the facts wrong. Overall, Qualcomm's post could have been a bit more researched, even if its meant to point out Apple's late but refined entry to the party. "The vibrant Android ecosystem is built on Qualcomm inventions and our industr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma pummels Florida amid mass exodus

Hurricane Irma pummels Florida amid mass exodus Six million people - one third of the state's population - have been ordered to flee the path of the hurricane, which weakened to a Category Two storm as it churned past the Keys, packing top winds of 110 miles (177 kilometers) per hour. There have been no reports of tornadoes touching down. The hurricane struck Miami with huge force, causing widespread flooding across the city. [Full Article...]


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