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Razer Phone with gaming ready display launched: Price, specs, more

Razer Phone with gaming ready display launched: Price, specs, more UltraMotion's adaptive refresh technology synchronizes the GPU and display to remove image tearing or lag while driving efficient power usage. The 5.72-inch display - a QHD IGZO LCD - also delivers images with a wide colour gamut. The first smartphone from Razer is simply called Razer phone . There are two 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the Razer Phone: one featuring an f/1.75 aper... [Full Article...]

Prolonged space flights affect sight and the brain

Prolonged space flights affect sight and the brain As commercial spaceflight continues to develop, NASA's missions continue and dreamers look to explore the solar system and beyond, researchers have uncovered how microgravity negatively affects the human body - particularly the brain. The top of the brain that is affected by the syndrome controls sight, and astronauts often report symptoms such as blurry vision, swelled optic disks, migraines an... [Full Article...]

Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 Upgraded Cameras

NASA's forthcoming Mars rover, due to land in 2021 , will be armed with an incredible 23 cameras to help it steer and conduct science. NASA has been working on its design for a while now, but they just announced the rover's camera arsenal. [Full Article...]

Government to designate 'khichdi' as national dish

Government to designate 'khichdi' as national dish The government is planning to organize an event where some of India's top chefs will gather to cook a large pot of khichdi , around 800 kgs with the aim of making it to the Guinness World Record for the largest khichdi ever to be cooked. [Full Article...]

$1.6 Million Hennessey Venom F5 Debuts With More Than 1600 HP

$1.6 Million Hennessey Venom F5 Debuts With More Than 1600 HP The new Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar has been unveiled at SEMA 2017 in Las Vegas. No, this is not the same company that produces and sells liquor. The new hypercar is aiming to claim the "fastest vehicle in the world" title, pipping the Bugatti Chiron to top spot. "We expect the Venom F5, named for the most powerful tornado speed winds on the Fujita scale, to be the first road auto capable ... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis admits he falls asleep sometimes while praying

Pope Francis admits he falls asleep sometimes while praying The 80-year-old Argentine head of the Roman Catholic Church radiates energy and enthusiasm when he meets people, but his expression turns very grave when he prays, often bowing his head and closing his eyes for long periods. but wakes up as early as 4 a.m. "I am profoundly saddened by the terrorist attacks in these recent days in Somalia, Afghanistan and yesterday in NY", the pope said in an a... [Full Article...]

Activision Blizzard, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance

Activision Blizzard, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc . The fund owned 71,983 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 2,633 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in Activision Blizzard by 122.6% during the 2nd quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an "overweight" rating and set a $69.00 price objective on shares of Activision Blizzard... [Full Article...]

Amazon 4K streaming on Xbox One X

Amazon 4K streaming on Xbox One X While it has adopted a "less is more" approach in terms of sheer content volume (no doubt also affected by its late entry into the local market), Amazon Prime Video has also struggled somewhat in terms of compatible local devices. For all the best shows on Prime Video, check out the list of 50 best shows on Amazon Prime Video. Great Discounts for Australia and New Zealand Customers! There is... [Full Article...]

Google Introduces Poly, A New AR/VR Development Tool

Google Introduces Poly, A New AR/VR Development Tool The goal, Google says , is to make it easier for developers who may not otherwise have the resources to create virtual and augmented reality experiences. The content is free, and Poly automatically credits the original creator of an object if you make edits and re-upload a new version. Even if a model isn't exactly what you're looking for, it's possible to download it and import into Tilt Brush... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Says 3DS Sales Are Stable, Even After Switch's Launch

Nintendo Says 3DS Sales Are Stable, Even After Switch's Launch Studying the patterns of the mode that the players are playing mostly with helps in advertising Nintendo Switch for the holidays. Nintendo Switch sales in Japan have now passed over 2 million already, which is rather impressive considering the system launched in March. [Full Article...]

Next Everton manager: Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo on Toffees shortlist

Next Everton manager: Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo on Toffees shortlist Everton are on the search for a new head coach after sacking Ronald Koeman last week. The Toffees could be knocked out of the competition if they lose. As well as being Nuno's agent, Mendes is a key figure at Molineux and helped facilitate Fosun's £30million takeover last summer. He has also managed Rio Ave in Portugal. [Full Article...]

Government releases draft regulations for drones

Government releases draft regulations for drones The ministry released draft rules for drone use which, on the one hand allow children to fly small drones (weighing less than 250 grams) without registering them or requiring a licence for them. And except for the lightest two categories, people operating heavier drones will need an "unmanned aircraft operator permit". Drones can not operate 50 kilometres from the International Border and Line o... [Full Article...]

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Slashes Production of Two Cars, Misses Q3 Estimates

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Slashes Production of Two Cars, Misses Q3 Estimates The company's stock price sunk more almost 5% during after-hours trading. "While we continue to make significant progress each week in fixing Model 3 bottlenecks, the nature of manufacturing challenges during a ramp such as this makes it hard to predict exactly how long it will take for all bottlenecks to be cleared or when new ones will appear", Tesla continued. [Full Article...]

Amazon Updates iPhone App With Augmented Reality Shopping Experience

Amazon Updates iPhone App With Augmented Reality Shopping Experience Using your phone's camera, you'll be able to see a 3D model of the item within your home. If it's likely to make an impact on your in-home aesthetics, there's a high chance it's available for augmented reality viewing. It solves one of the biggest challenges retailers have always faced, allowing consumers to visualise what items will look like inside their home. AR View from Amazon is significan... [Full Article...]

Sony's Aibo robot dog returns

Sony's Aibo robot dog returns But for now, the robot is being marketed as an affectionate home companion. It is billed as a pet that behaves like a real dog, except it uses AI, not canine instinct, to learn and interact with its owner and surroundings. The electronics giant has announced plans for a new and improved version of the AI robot dog, which went out of production in 2006. A SIM card connection provides aibo with ... [Full Article...]

Nintendo announces two Zelda-themed deals for Black Friday

Nintendo announces two Zelda-themed deals for Black Friday It'll cost the same $79.99 that Nintendo asks for the regular 2DS console, but it's not a bad deal considering it comes with the free copy of Zelda . "Between Nintendo Switch, Super NES Classic Edition, all the systems in the Nintendo 3DS family and all of the fun games available for these systems, shoppers will have multiple options for their wish lists this year". [Full Article...]

Ford's Drift Stick offers some manual control in an electronic world

Ford's Drift Stick offers some manual control in an electronic world And instead of modifying everything for the installment of a real hydraulic handbrake - new brake lines, calipers, etc - this system is all software-driven. With a pull of the handle, the system induces clutch-free drift turns very similar to the experience of a real rally vehicle, Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance said in a statement. [Full Article...]

FDA approves Calquence for adults with mantle cell lymphoma

The FDA granted Priority Review , Breakthrough Therapy , and Orphan Drug designations to acalabrutinib. Michael L Wang, MD, professor at the department of lymphoma and myeloma at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and principal investigator of the ACE-LY-004 MCL clinical trial, said the acalabrutinib approval represented an "important development" for patients now battling man... [Full Article...]

No rail services tomorrow due to industrial action at Irish Rail

No rail services tomorrow due to industrial action at Irish Rail Further strikes are scheduled for 7 November, 14 November - the day Ireland face Denmark in the crucial World Cup playoff - 23 November, and 8 December, and Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have already announced that they will not be accepting Iarnród Éireann tickets during the strike. [Full Article...]

Google announces Hangouts Meet hardware kit for the enterprise

Google announces Hangouts Meet hardware kit for the enterprise It's bundled together a touchscreen controller, a speaker-mic, a camera, and an Asus Chromebox that work in sync to let offices coordinate meetings. It helps them to access modern workplace technologies if their existing devices can't support conferencing capabilities such as 4K video and active noise elimination. [Full Article...]


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