Galaxy S9 durability test has some good news and bad news

20 Mar, 2018

While the Infinity Display looks good, the fact that it wraps around the edges of the device doesn't really instill much confidence when it comes to overall durability, and that showed in the Galaxy S8 . In the video, we see the Galaxy S9 and S9+ dropped from a height of six feet, both face-up and face-down. "It seems many consumers are thinking that the latest models are not that different from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy A8, which were released a year ago and in January this year, ...

Astronaut's DNA no longer identical to twin after year in space

17 Mar, 2018

He spent his fair share of time in space, but not for as long as his twin brother. According to NASA, Johns Hopkins researcher Andy Feinberg, one of 10 investigators on the Twins Study, observed variability in patterns of methylation - the process by which genes are chemically turned on and off.

Spotify touts growth over profits ahead of April 3 stock market listing

16 Mar, 2018

Ek also doesn't want to impose the post-IPO lock-up period on existing investors, during which they aren't allowed to sell shares for, typically, three to six months after the shares start trading. However, according to Reuters estimates the business is valued at roughly $19bn. He also confirmed that Spotify will announce financial guidance for Q1 2018 on March 26, the week prior to trading.

Super Bomberman R blasting its way onto Xbox One

16 Mar, 2018

The game features a story mode , featuring 50 stages and supports cooperative gameplay for two players. The exclusive characters are Ratchet [PS4], MasterChief [Xbox One] and P-body from Portal series [STEAM]. This price is quite a bit less than the SRP at launch on Switch. Bomberman is back as Super Bomberman R! Alex said at the time Super Bomberman R was a "difficult package to recommend in terms of value", but the actual game was a "pretty compelling experience when ...

Stephen Hawking delighted at Redmayne´s Oscar for The…

16 Mar, 2018

The scientist also gained great popularity outside the academic world and appeared in a number of television shows, including " The Simpsons ", "Red Dwarf", and " The Big Bang Theory ". This was first pointed out by St. Augustine. On Monday the BBC broadcast an extended 45-minute version of the Hitchhiker's episode in question - in which we get the full scene Hawking recorded.

Microsoft's leaning in on cloud gaming

16 Mar, 2018

Kareem Choudhry , who has worked on Outlook an Xbox engineering, will head the new division and report to recently appointed gaming head Phil Spencer . Last year, the Xbox Game Pass launched, a $10 per month subscription service where players get access to a library of games, with new additions rotating in regularly.

NASA's Mars InSight Mission Tours California Before First West Coast Launch

16 Mar, 2018

Putin's promise comes days after California-based entrepreneur Elon Musk announced plans for his private company to launch a rocket to Mars as early as in 2019. The Russian space program Roscosmos worked with the European Space Agency in the Schiaparelli EDM lander mission, in which a Russian rocket was used.

Google may rebrand struggling Android Wear as 'Wear OS'

13 Mar, 2018

Apparently , the name change has been reported in version 12.4 of the app, which is part of the new Android P Developer Preview . There's no official word from Google on the instance; however we believe that Google will announce the new name with the Android P in line on this year's annual- Google I/O conference in May.

Elon Musk to first Mars travelers: 'Good chance you'll die'

13 Mar, 2018

He also admitted that, as a hard-nosed business venture for people interested on return on investment, building rocket ships bound for Mars - or building electric cars, for that matter - would rank "pretty much at the bottom of the list".

Wyoming Lawmakers Reach Budget Compromise, But Issues Remain

10 Mar, 2018

But after meeting privately for hours, Republican leaders decided not to vote on the bill and sent it back to a legislative committee for possible changes. "If we can do that, I think we can be successful", said Edwards. Also, supporters contend that payday loans play a key role for many low-income people who don't have access to other types of credit.

Brand New Canadian $10 Bill Unveiled

10 Mar, 2018

The bill marks a growing recognition of Desmond's refusal to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre back in 1946. "Our family will go down in history - in history, imagine that". "The launch of the bill sends people of African descent the message that Canada is finally accepting us", said executive director of the Black Cultural, Russell Grosse .

(UPDATING) Gunman Holding Hostages at Napa County Veterans Home

10 Mar, 2018

Larry Kamer said that his wife, Devereaux Smith, was at the party and told him by phone that the gunman had entered the room quietly, letting some people leave while taking others hostage. The suspect has locked himself in a room with the hostages, and the Napa County Sheriff's office has sent hostage negotiators and a SWAT team to the scene.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unlikely To Have Under Display Fingerprint Sensor

10 Mar, 2018

Kuo explains that it is "likely" Samsung will remove under-display fingerprint technology from the Note 9 due to "technological difficulties". The report said Samsung was experimenting with in-display fingerprint technology but that the company wouldn't be ready to release it on the S9 range, and that's exactly what happened.

Send your name to the sun

09 Mar, 2018

By using Venus' gravity to steer its trajectory closer to the Sun with each pass, the probe saves vital fuel and battery power while bringing itself as close as 3.83 million miles from the surface of the Sun-a distance far closer than the planet Mercury and seven times closer than any other spacecraft has ever ventured.

State of Decay 2 Release Date and Aussie Pricing Revealed

08 Mar, 2018

State of Decay 2 promises to immerse players in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy in which they will be able to build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make.

MWC: Alcatel's new 1X will soon be in SA

04 Mar, 2018

Analysts say there is nothing much to the Alcatel 1X , except it is an unbelievably cheap phone for the innovation it comes with. Aside from the details we've mentioned already, the device sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) display, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.

Nintendo Looking To Increase Switch Sales With New Peripherals And Not Revisions

04 Mar, 2018

In addition to new attachments, Nintendo is also expected to use the Switch's second year to build supply for the ever-growing demand across the globe. Given Nintendo's penchant for new 3DS models, it certainly seems safe to assume that we'll see a new version of the Switch at some point down the road, but for now, we'll have to settle for the model Nintendo launched a year ago as our only option.

MADISON HOGAN: We've lost the argument in the gun control debate

26 Feb, 2018

Where the survivors demanded tighter security in schools, Trump and aides suggested arming teachers to avoid gun violence. Reeser felt compelled to visit the memorial after yesterday's shooting in Florida that killed seventeen people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida February 14, 2018.

Alcatel launches five smartphones and two Android Oreo tablets at MWC 2018

26 Feb, 2018

There's a dual front camera setup on here that includes a 13MP sensor with f/2 aperture and 5MP wide angle camera, as well as a 12MP reader camera with an f/2.2 aperture. While the Alcatel 5 does not offer a rear dual-lens camera system, the lower-priced 3 series has two such models to choose from. The company has unveiled as many as five smartphones and two tablets.

Why is Apple bombarding California police with accidental 911 calls?

24 Feb, 2018

Apple states in the article it dies not know which devices are making the call, the iPhone, or the iWatch, which I have to doubt with as much data as smartphone manufacturers keep on usage. Called Emergency SOS, it will call services and contacts after the sleep/wake button is pressed five times in quick succession. Police dispatcher Jamie Hudson said: "We're able to see quickly where the call is coming from, so when we get one from Apple, the address will come up with their location".

Google Assistant will soon understand almost two dozen more languages

24 Feb, 2018

The Google Assistant will also gain multilingual support later this year, making it even easier for families or individuals that speak more than one language to use it. By year-end, it's expected to reach 95 percent of Android smartphones worldwide capable of running Google Assistant. In the coming weeks, the Google Assistant will be able to perform six routines that help with starting the day, commuting to and from work and an evening at home.

Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg

24 Feb, 2018

But this time the booster will not be recovered as SpaceX is upgrading the Falcon 9 first stage. It is Spain's first radar satellite. To be fair, this would not be the firt time that SpaceX's attempted to retrieve payload fairings. Once the first flock of satellites is up and running, SpaceX will go for a bigger flock that counts to 7,518 satellites at the orbit of about 211 miles in altitude.

Sony Xperia XZ2 design changes confirmed with new leak

24 Feb, 2018

The flip side of Xperia XZ2 sports the same 19-megapixel, f/1.8 camera setup that is featured on the XZ Premium, thereby offering 4K HDR recording and can efficiently capture slow motion without affecting the HD resolution. In addition, the phone will boast a fingerprint scanner. Mr. Blass mentions that the camera component layout is slightly different on the XZ2 Compact.

Dropbox officially files IPO, cloud service seeking $500 million

24 Feb, 2018

The big question over the next few weeks - in advance of the company share price being set by bankers - is whether the company will meet its $ 10 billion valuation set during its last round of private financing in 2014. Rival Box Inc., which went public in 2015, hasn't turned profitable yet. In its filing, Dropbox said it had more than 500 million registered users, more than 11 million of whom paid for the service.

Suit alleges Google fired disabled, transgender man for opposing bigotry, white supremacy

23 Feb, 2018

A former Google engineer has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was sacked for speaking out against James Damore's controversial memo about gender, the latest development in a litigious battle over diversity and speech at the technology company.

Fortnite: Epic showcases Season 3 Battle Pass content

23 Feb, 2018

The Battle Pass is only part of today's big update which includes 60 FPS for all console platforms, a new orchestral score, a Hoverboard (!) for " Save the World " (PvE), and much, much more. You can turn this feature off with the " Turbo Building " option in the Game Settings menu. There's a new turbo building feature, you can now build through nearly anything (move over huge trees) and your materials will auto switch when you run out of the one you're currently using.

The Final Countdown to Net Neutrality's Death Begins Today

23 Feb, 2018

The FCC's opponents argue that eliminating net neutrality principles will lead to internet service providers discriminating against some content and poorer service for subscribers. The 2015 rules also made it illegal for internet providers to charge companies a fee in exchange for better access to customers. "It failed to listen to their concerns and gave short shrift to their deeply held belief that internet openness should remain law of the land".

A Final Fantasy XV PC demo is available soon

23 Feb, 2018

Exclusive in-game items and bonuses have also been revealed for fans who buy the game from now until May 1. In addition, a post-launch update will enable Windows 10 and Xbox One cross play for the FF XV multiplayer expansion Comrades . The pack includes 10 phoenix downs, 10 elixirs, and a legendary sword called Dodanuki. As for members of Electronic Arts' Origin service , they'll be treated to a set of vehicle decals if they pre-order in advance of March 6.

Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever

22 Feb, 2018

Sitting on the same Scalable Platform as the 90 Series and new XC60, the new V60 looks pretty much as you would expect, with the overarching impression of a smaller, slightly more sporty V90, but with bits of the new XC60 in the mix to claim its credentials as a new 60 Series Volvo.

Nest Cam IQ Indoor Updated With Google Assistant Support

22 Feb, 2018

The Cam IQ will get the Google Assistant via an update to the Nest app, and while it's now the only product in Nest's lineup to support this feature, it's expected to expand to more Nest hardware as time goes on. Find out more here. Nest originally promised Google Assistant for the Cam IQ back in September, when it launched the outdoor version of the camera alongside a new video doorbell and home security system .

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