Sci-tech

Mark Zuckerberg vows to fix Facebook in new year's message

Mark Zuckerberg vows to fix Facebook in new year's message Exploring the technology for Facebook services, Zuckerberg added, "There are important counter-trends to this -like encryption and cryptocurrency - that take power from centralized systems and put it back into people's hands". If Zuckerberg is interested in decentralization of power, he might wish to address his company's pattern of aggressively acquiring its competitors - or simply copying their ... [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data

Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data Airtel Rs 199 plan offers 1GB data per day for 28 days. Both the plans also gives unlimited voice calls including roaming calls, 100 SMS per day, and premium access to Airtel services such as Airtel TV and Wynk Music during the validity period. [Full Article...]

India probes report on database leak

India probes report on database leak Former CIA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden on Friday reportedly said that the Aadhaar database conceived and introduced by the Indian government can also be misused and abused. This was done after a payment of Rs 500, via Paytm, to a person who had made the reporters an offer for a software to print out the Aadhaar cards over WhatsApp. [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors, fingerprint scanner unveiled

CES 2018: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors, fingerprint scanner unveiled As you'd expect, the new machine uses eighth-generation Core processors from Intel. The device also includes far-field microphones. As far as other specs go, there's a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello, and the processor is a Core i5. [Full Article...]

Google Sold Over 6 Million Smart Home Speakers in 2017

Google Sold Over 6 Million Smart Home Speakers in 2017 In a blog post released today, Google detailed the success of its Home speakers. The Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices, including speakers like Google Home, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, headphones, TVs, watches and more. [Full Article...]

Akshay Kumar's first look from Kesari released

Akshay Kumar's first look from Kesari released Since from the announcement of the project, the audience and Akshay fans are eagerly waiting for the updates of this film. Actress Radhika Apte is all set to kick-start 2018 with mega movie Padman , but before that, she has turned cover girl for leading fashion magazine Cosmopolitan for the entire month of January. [Full Article...]

Weatherford International (WFT) Downgraded by Jefferies Group to "Underperform"

Csx Corp now has $49.16B valuation. They set a "buy" rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Another trade for 19,757 shares valued at $4.85M was made by Smith Gregory D on Monday, July 31. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan. However, their relatively high multiples do not necessarily mean their stocks are overpric... [Full Article...]

Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect all Mac and iOS devices

Patches for the Meltdown flaw are already out, but the company will issue a patch for its Safari browser in the coming days to defend against another flaw, Sceptre Apple said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users. [Full Article...]

Nokia 6 (2018) is Now Official: Everything You Need to Know

Nokia 6 (2018) is Now Official: Everything You Need to Know In addition, the stereo speakers found on the original Nokia 6 have been replaced by a single bottom-firing speaker. It sports a circular shaped fingerprint scanner that sits below the rear camera . It will be available in two different storage models of 32 GB and 64 GB and both models have a hybrid micro SD card slot to expand the storage using a micro SD card (up to 256 GB) in the secondary S... [Full Article...]

HP Outs New Chromebook 11 G6 & Chromebook 14 G5

HP Outs New Chromebook 11 G6 & Chromebook 14 G5 The HP Chromebook 14 G5 and the HP Chromebook 11 G6 will expand HP's Chromebook portfolio and give buyers in the business and education sectors new options to choose from. The Intel Celeron N processors used by the HP Chromebook models work in conjunction with Intel HD Graphics 500 and support up to 64GB of storage space. [Full Article...]

Climate Change And Pollution Are Stripping Oxygen From The Oceans

Climate Change And Pollution Are Stripping Oxygen From The Oceans In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, regions with low-oxygen have increased more than 10-fold since 1950, scientists said, adding that they expect oxygen to continue dropping even outside these zones due to global warming . [Full Article...]

New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis

New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis The chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs ) Strahan referred to are ozone-depleting chemicals that were once used in aerosol sprays, blowing agents for foams and packing materials, and refrigerants. Stratospheric ozone protects life by absorbing potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation, which may cause skin cancer and cataracts, suppress immune systems and damage planet life. [Full Article...]

Native Americans descended from a single group of settlers

Native Americans descended from a single group of settlers The name refers to the region known as Beringia , which encompasses most of Alaska, eastern Siberia and the land bridge that once connected the two continents and which is now submerged below the Bering Sea. A new study finds the first genetic evidence that all Native Americans are descended from a single, previously unknown, population, which scientists have named the Ancient Bergingians. [Full Article...]

Sajid Nadiadwala's Baaghi 2 To Release On March 30

Sajid Nadiadwala's Baaghi 2 To Release On March 30 Tiger is now shooting for the film Baaghi 2 . Rumoured couple Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff are spending quality time in Sri Lanka and posting unbelievable pictures on social media . Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have become the much-sort-after couple in tinsel town. Recently, photos of Tiger's daredevil chase sequence from the movie were doing the rounds on social media. [Full Article...]

Intel security flaw puts most PCs at risk

We've since learned that this "chipgate" is actually about two critical vulnerabilities in modern processors called Meltdown and Spectre . So far, no breaches have been reported but the fear is that privately stored data in computers and networks could potentially be hacked. [Full Article...]

HP issues safety recall for laptop batteries

HP issues safety recall for laptop batteries FOLLOWING Christmas and new year, but before Valentine's Day, it's time for what is fast becoming another beloved annual tradition - HP recalling some overheating batteries . The manufacturer also recommends that affected users update their BIOS to put their device into "Battery Safety Mode". We recently learned that batteries provided by one of our suppliers for certain notebook computers and mo... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console of All Time in the US

The news comes as Nintendo has been plagued with talk of supply chain constraints, after failing to support demand in the first few months of the Switch's release. It was followed closely by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild (owned by 55% of Switch owners/2.6 million copies), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (owned by 50% of Switch owners/2.4 million copies), and Splatoon 2 (owned by 20% of Switch ow... [Full Article...]

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29pc of stake, source says

Uber ex-CEO Kalanick plans to sell 29pc of stake, source says The transaction marks a victory for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who helped broker the deal and who will benefit from a deep-pocketed investor like SoftBank. Kalanick who had to step down as CEO in June 2017 but remained on Uber's board of directors owns 10% stake in the cab aggregator and wanted to sell at least half of his stake, as per the Bloomberg's report. [Full Article...]

Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year

Sony's mid-range phones will reportedly use Snapdragon processors this year One can see Sony is still following its age-old loop design in these devices as well. On the other hand, we don't know much about the camera, except that the XA2 Ultra's main camera is 21MP big and the XA2 is equipped with a 7MP front camera. [Full Article...]

SpaceX targeting late January for Falcon Heavy debut

SpaceX targeting late January for Falcon Heavy debut Actually, Falcon Heavy is three Falcon 9 rockets that are combined together. SpaceX posted a silent video to social media on Tuesday showing sweeping views of the rocket. Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV. Now, however, it appears to be on the verge of regaining its capacity, mainly due to the government's successful support for private spaceflight companies, most ... [Full Article...]


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