Sci-tech

Apple Updates iOS With 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode

Given that Apple customers are more likely to own an Amazon Echo or Alexa-powered device than the average consumer, the firm believes the HomePod will broaden the Apple ecosystem over time, however, the product will not be launched in the USA until December 2017, with broader distribution expected in 2018. [Full Article...]

Samsung reveals European prices and launch dates for 2017 Galaxy J phones

The Galaxy J5 (2017 ) will launch sometime later in June for €279 (about $315) in Europe. The Galaxy J3 was launched earlier in the U.S. by AT&T . Galaxy J7 (2017 ) is the most expensive smartphone in the J series segment. The mid-range line-up of Samsung's smartphone portfolio has been the same since 2013, all of them carrying the same design language of the Galaxy S3. [Full Article...]

Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town The highest rainfall is expected over the western mountainous areas, while further showers are expected in the west overnight on Wednesday, and into Thursday. Residents of areas right at the coast such as Bakoven, Camps Bay Main Road, Slangkop, Kommetjie, Small and Big Bay in Blouberg, Melkbosstrand, Strand etc. [Full Article...]

Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

Apple has updated its iMacs with faster Kaby Lake processors and support for twice the RAM of previous generation iMacs. You can now buy a 10.5-inch iPad Pro and an updated iMac . The all-new iMac Pro , with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina® 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac® ever made. [Full Article...]

How the Apple HomePod Compares to the Amazon Echo and Google Home

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google , Amazon , Microsoft and Facebook. Siri will also be able to do translation: just ask for a phrase to be translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, German or Italian and Siri will write it and say it for you. [Full Article...]

Apple announces updated iMac models with new processors, brighter display

The upgraded variants of the iMac powerful desktop are created to offer improved performance. Fusion drives-which include both SSD and spinning disk-will be standard on all new 27-inch configurations, and the SSD will be up to 50 percent faster, Apple said. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 all set to be unveiled on June 20th

OnePlus 5 all set to be unveiled on June 20th This shows the potential in the Indian market and the growth story in a country where smartphones are becoming the norm. People who attend these events will be able to purchase along with some "exclusive swag". The OnePlus 5 could be the company's slimmest flagship phone yet. OnePlus 5 is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM, and a poss... [Full Article...]

'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 3 Adds Muslim-American Superhero

'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 3 Adds Muslim-American Superhero If that name isn't familiar, you may recognize her as Isis , the former lover of Black Adam in post-Crisis continuity, and as the star of The Secrets of Isis , a 70s TV show that spun out of the live-action Shazam! show. Ashe recently recurred as Anna Stone on NBC's " American Odyssey ". The name "Adrianna Tomaz" may sound familiar, as it is the name used for the DC Comics character Isis . [Full Article...]

IMac Pro, the Most Powerful Mac Ever, Arrives This December

For GPUs, the 21-inch iMac model will move to the Radeon Pro 555 and 560, while the 27-inch version will get the 570, 575, or 580 models. "We re-engineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it", he ... [Full Article...]

NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'

NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun' NASA will launch their first mission to the sun in 2018, the space agency announced Wednesday morning. The probe, created to survive at extreme temperatures and radiation levels, is named after living astrophysicist Eugene Parker , whose work contributed significantly to our knowledge of the sun, developing the theory of solar wind. [Full Article...]

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Bridge attacks - that they planned to make some of the elderly pay more for their care saw that lead start to shrink, and the trend has continued. Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's general election. But police and intelligence officials came under intense scrutiny after it was revealed Butt had appeared in a... [Full Article...]

Apple Teases iMac Pro with Intel Xeon Processors, Crazy Specs

Nothing much to see other than Intel Kaby Lake processors and lower prices. Calling it a "great platform for VR content creation", Ternus revealed that Lucas Film's ILMx Lab has been using the 27-inch iMac and Unreal Engine to develop a new Star Wars themed real-time creation with the help of Epic's Unreal VR Editor . [Full Article...]

Korea rejects S. Korean group's offer of malaria help

North Korea blamed the US and China for "railroading and enforcing" the sanctions resolution at the UN Security Council "after having drafted it in the backroom at their own pleasure". "We have delayed our visit to North Korea as the North declined and we can't wait forever", Kang Young-sik, general secretary of the NGO, told NK News yesterday. [Full Article...]

Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

Apple may be able to help. Of course, the real question with HomePod will be how good of a Siri experience it can deliver. Money will be stored in an Apple Pay Cash account. The company is bringing augmented reality to the iPhone and iPad , while virtual reality is coming to the Mac. The company "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon ,... [Full Article...]

Apple iOS 11 will automatically lock down your phone while you're driving

Apple iOS 11 will automatically lock down your phone while you're driving However, it seems like this year Apple is focusing on the productivity for the iPad with this new iOS 11. Virtual reality has been described as the next big thing for decades. A six-core CPU and 12-core GPU deliver up to 30% faster CPU performance and 40% faster graphics performance than the industry-leading A9X chip while delivering all-day battery life. [Full Article...]

Apple shows off VR on new Mac, iPhone

Digitimes previously reported that the upstream supply chain's shipments for Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro have been increasing recently and the device's monthly shipment volume is expected to grow to 600,000 units in July, up from around 500,000 units now, helping its annual shipments to reach five million units in 2017. [Full Article...]

Apple WWDC 2017 Announcements: HomePod, New iPad Pro, and More

The new iPad Pro models are already available to order in markets including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. When it comes to Siri, from now on, she will display multiple results when the user searches for a certain thing. On the iPhone a new one-handed keyboard mode makes typing easier, while on the i... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches supplies to space station in its first reused Dragon capsule

The Dragon is now undergoing system checks in preparation for a series of orbital maneuvers before it makes its rendezvous with the ISS on June 5, when it will deliver 6,000 lb (2,721 kg) of supplies and experiments. CEO Elon Musk said the cause of the massive blast - which caused no injuries - was unknown as the accident threw question at the future of his program of subcontracting his "reusa... [Full Article...]

Augmented Reality, Apple is here with its ARKit for iOS

These giants are battling over still-emerging fields that are expected to turn into technological gold mines, much the way personal computers and smartphones became moneymaking machines in previous decades. "Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, the consumer always loses", said Paul Verna , an analyst at research firm eMarketer. And when on the road, you'll also be able to watch ... [Full Article...]

Watch One Love Manchester fans singing Robbie Williams' Strong

The show was aired on BBC One and across radio stations, and was confirmed to be this year's most watched TV event in the United Kingdom after clocking up a spectacular 14.5 million viewers. "And this is so attractive". Wearing a sweat shirt graffitied with the legend One Love Manchester, Grande showed up several times throughout the show alongside Coldplay , Black Eyed Peas and Little Mix ... [Full Article...]


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