Sci-tech

SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test, probe launched

SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test, probe launched The leadership of SpaceX is an American company engaged in the manufacture of space technology, had organized a thorough investigation of the reasons for the sudden explosion of a new generation of engines, which were to be used in Falcon 9 launch vehicles. [Full Article...]

Play Star Wars Battlefront II Right Now via EA or Origin Access

Play Star Wars Battlefront II Right Now via EA or Origin Access Shortly before the official launch of the multiplayer shooter, additional gameplay videos were posted on " Star Wars Battlefront 2". The Battlefront II trial lets players run free for 10 hours before it ends. However, only a portion of the single-player campaign will be available to try out which consists of the game's first three levels. You will get full access to the class-based sandbox, t... [Full Article...]

Raja Koduri Joins Intel as Chief Architect Cores and Visual Computing

From high-end discrete graphics, we can easily predict that, in upcoming years, Intel might announce dedicate GPUs for high-end gaming, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. AMD, for its part, said this week that Koduri's departure will not impact the company's plans for its graphics business or its strategic direction. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen and Google delve into quantum computing

Google's quantum computer isn't much more than a science project at this stage, but Volkswagen's made a decision to hitch a ride anyway. "We from Volkswagen want to be among the first to use quantum computing as a company as soon as this technology is commercially available". [Full Article...]

Geothermal heat source behind ice melting in Antarctica

A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a "mantle plume" lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. "These place a powerful constraint on allowable melt rates - the very thing we wanted to predict", Ivins said . Mantle plumes are areas of hot, upwelling mantle and are thought to be the cause... [Full Article...]

Penguin Wars Remake Heads Westward On Nintendo Switch

Penguin Wars Remake Heads Westward On Nintendo Switch And there's still more to look forward to. Switch is described as an opportunity to create middle-range games, and while it is very likely that creating these games would result in them being multi-platform, their expectations for Switch are high and they will aggressively pursue development. [Full Article...]

145-million year-old mini mammals discovered at English beach

145-million year-old mini mammals discovered at English beach Fossil remains of the oldest human ancestors have been discovered in Dorset. The scientists detailed their findings online November 7 in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica . The teeth fossils under electron microscope. He suggested that both creatures were likely nocturnal, and that the smaller animal likely ate insects and the larger one also may have eaten plants. [Full Article...]

Twitter Expands Tweets to 280 Characters - Except in Chinese, Japanese and Korean

Twitter Expands Tweets to 280 Characters - Except in Chinese, Japanese and Korean According to Rosen, the three Asian languages " have always been able to say more " due to the density of their writing systems. At the time, MoonPie said it didn't want to take advantage of the new character limit, explaining that "most enjoy traditional tweets with brevity". [Full Article...]

Mark your calendars for December's PlayStation Experience

In addition, we'll be featuring a new slate of panels that reveal more developer insights into some of the biggest announcements coming out of Paris Games Week and beyond. Ghost of Tsushima is a game we've only recently heard about. The action-adventure game is set in Tsushima, Japan during the Medieval period and has us playing as a Samurai who is tasked with defending his home from the Mongol... [Full Article...]

Facebook teams up with Australian Government to fight revenge porn

Facebook teams up with Australian Government to fight revenge porn Facebook, Twitter and other sites have been using similar hashing technology to identify images containing child abuse or extremist content for several years. They will then send the relevant photos to themselves on Facebook Messenger. Once you send your intimate snaps to yourself on Messenger, Facebook is supposed to hash the picture. [Full Article...]

Airtel announces carry forward facility for broadband users

Airtel had introduced "data rollover" for its post-paid mobile customers in July 2017 as part of Project Next. This move will further enhance the value proposition for customers who're anxious about their unused data being going away of no use every month. [Full Article...]

Notable Buzzer: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

It has outperformed by 27.69% the S&P500. Marathon Oil Corporation had a negative return on equity of 3.02% and a negative net margin of 148.07%. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, November 18 with "In-Line". On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy". [Full Article...]

Battle Royale games PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite hit 20 million

Battle Royale games PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite hit 20 million The pattern clearly dictates that PUBG is shifting 5 million copies on average every single month, which is simply astonishing. Given that you need Fortnite to play the Battle Royale mode, it's presumed that this game type has driven sales for the project. [Full Article...]

OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will launch on November 16

Thankfully it appears the up and coming OnePlus 5 won't see such a price hike, and its launch price will remain a reasonable £499. OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus 5T will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. In a post on the firm's community blog last week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed the upcoming phone would be called the 5T. But the upgrade is expected to be in terms of design , T... [Full Article...]

Russian born on Mars? Boy claims he was a Martian

Russian born on Mars? Boy claims he was a Martian His mother is a doctor herself and said the first indication he was special came a couple of weeks after birth when he could hold his head up unassisted. As a schoolboy, Boriska clarified how the Martians had a solid association with the old Egyptians on Earth and how he had once gone to the planet as a pilot. [Full Article...]

Freebie: Watch Dogs is free to download from Uplay until next week

If you never tried Watch Dogs , or have only just heard about it, Ubisoft are giving you a chance to get the game for free. Unlike most free weekends, which to be fair are usually trial versions of new games, Ubisoft have confirmed you'll be able to keep Watch Dogs when the weekend is over. [Full Article...]

Twitter goes for verbosity as 280-character limit becomes standard

Twitter goes for verbosity as 280-character limit becomes standard SMS messages had a 160-character limit, and Twitter wanted users to be able to post messages via phone, with enough room for a username. In the announcement today Twitter said this was because the function was "new and novel" and that this creative behaviour "normalised" soon after. [Full Article...]

Help name the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft

There's only one problem. The Kuiper Belt object, located 1.6 billion km past Pluto, now goes by the official designation '(486958) 2014 MU69'. Current candidates range from Mjölnir (the hammer of the Norse god Thor) to Z'ha'dum (a planet from Babylon 5 ) to Peanut, Almond and Cashew - multiple name options may be necessary if the object is a binary pair. [Full Article...]

Nvidia Boards 'Star Wars' Hype Train With Collector's Edition Titan Xp

NVIDIA HAS jumped aboard the Star Wars bandwagon with special edition versions of it's Geforce Titan Xp GPUs , proving once again that where Star Wars is concerned, you can market ruddy anything . If you love Star Wars and are a PC enthusiast willing to spend over $1,000 on a single part for your custom computer, Nvidia has the ideal set of graphics processing units (GPUs) for you. [Full Article...]

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition Launches in Canada for $49.99

The $50 Alexa-free device, which will also soon reach Brazil and Mexico, offers access to "thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games", Amazon said. Users in the United States see their Fire Stick come equipped with an Alexa voice assistant powered remote, priced at $39.99 Dollars. Default languages include Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, or English. [Full Article...]


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