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Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge is here
- March 12, 2017

For their part, Samsung Australia has directed Australian customers wanting the Nougat update for the S6 to their carrier. Samsung device owners are advised to free up the device's internal storage (about 1.5GB) and also make sure to back-up their phones, to avoid any loss of data. (more...)
Barca hero Roberto 'threw himself' at historic victor Barca hero Roberto 'threw himself' at historic victor
- March 12, 2017

Due to the raucous environment of fans jumping up and down in excitement at Camp Nou (Barcelona's home venue), a seismic station 500 meters from the stadium picked up ground motion throughout the game. But he then stroked home a spot-kick two minutes later to leave the game on a knife-edge. That said, Verratti's is on a long, long, long-term contract and there's something to be said for actual loyalty in these modern times. (more...)
Google's big Hangouts revamp: Now you get separate Meet and Chat apps Google's big Hangouts revamp: Now you get separate Meet and Chat apps
- March 12, 2017

While anyone with a Gmail account can use Meet , Hangouts Chat is just for Google's enterprise users. Following that, Google has appeared to redirect attentions away from Hangout products, launching a standalone video chat app called Duo and dropping Google+ Hangouts on Air to redirect users to YouTube Live instead. (more...)
Members of Congress Issue a Warning to Trump About Deleting His Tweets
- March 11, 2017

Reps. Chaffetz and Cummings noted in their letter that President Trump now uses two Twitter accounts, the official @POTUS one and his personal @realDonaldTrump account that he had before he took office. The Presidential Records Act requires all official records - including Twitter messages - relating to the president and vice president to be preserved and archived so that they are accessible to the public. (more...)
NASA finds missing spacecraft orbiting around the moon
- March 11, 2017

The new technology has been used to observe small asteroids several million miles from Earth, but never such a small object at a distance as far as moon. The remote sensing lunar satellite had a mass of 1,380 kg (3,040 lb) at launch and 675 kg (1,488 lb) in lunar orbit. Armed with this data, the JPL team used NASA's 230-foot antenna located at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex to send a burst of microwaves 237,000 miles away towards the moon. (more...)
Naughty Dog 'unlikely' to make another Uncharted game after The Lost Legacy Naughty Dog 'unlikely' to make another Uncharted game after The Lost Legacy
- March 09, 2017

In the latest issue of Game Informer , Naughty Dog talked about how this level, which is set in the Western Ghats mountain range, surpasses Uncharted 4's Madagascar level in terms of size. Chloe, the playable character in The Lost Legacy , will not have a paper journal like Drake does in Uncharted 4 . Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is due for release at some point in 2017. (more...)
New NOAA technology tracks lightning in real time from space New NOAA technology tracks lightning in real time from space
- March 07, 2017

The brighter colors indicate more lightning energy, according to NOAA. Combining the forces of two GOES-16 instruments, the Advanced Baseline Imager, or ABI, for cloud imaging and the never-before used lightning mapper - forecasters will be able alert people of developing threats. (more...)
Microsoft's budget Windows VR headsets roll out to developers soon
- March 05, 2017

Gesture tracking, another key pillar of the HoloLens experience, is also missing from the Acer HMD. So the next project by Microsoft is called Windows Mixed Reality, but you may know it as Windows Holographic. For those wondering about what "mixed reality" is, it's the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. (more...)
Raiders' HC Jack Del Rio believes in Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey Raiders' HC Jack Del Rio believes in Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey
- March 04, 2017

In fact, he believes his style of play is different from everyone else in the country as well. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is a first-round NFL Draft prospect due to his quickness and explosiveness. While a first-round pick is highly impressive, that's not good enough for Christian. "I'll tell them I take credit for it too". When asked on Thursday if he feels like he's disrespected in the 2017 RB class, he said yes, definitely. (more...)
Bethesda and AMD to Adapt Games for Vega and Ryzen
- March 03, 2017

However those and DOOM will not be the only games affected by this partnership as "the multi-title agreement will see the two companies collaborate to develop and accelerate the implementation of new technologies, including the full potential of low-level APIs, such as Vulkan®, and the computing and graphics power of AMD Ryzen CPUs, Radeon ™ GPUs, and AMD server solutions across existing Bethesda franchises". (more...)
Oops! Amazon's cloud outage was due to human error Oops! Amazon's cloud outage was due to human error
- March 03, 2017

An incorrect command led to the removal of a larger set of servers than intended, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. A few evening ago it was reported that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was experiencing a glitch and that was affecting a significant number of companies that rely on the cloud hosting servers. (more...)
Trump signs executive order to roll back clean water rule
- March 03, 2017

Trump's executive order will be the first to attack a major line item in Obama's environmental legacy (with the exception of the president's removal of blocks on several proposed oil pipelines). The EPA estimates that WOTUS created more regulatory clarity for approximately 3 percent of U.S. waters, and that the rule would protect the drinking water of 117 million Americans, roughly a third of the population. (more...)
Microfossils found in Canada could show the earliest evidence of life Microfossils found in Canada could show the earliest evidence of life
- March 03, 2017

Sure enough, biogeochemist Matt Dodd from University College London analyzed the samples and found the fossil-like shapes. The oldest known signs of life on Earth have been found in northern Quebec, buried in a sheet of potentially 4.3 billion-year-old bedrock that once formed the bottom of the planet's first ocean. (more...)
Spotify Hi-Fi to take down Tidal with lossless audio
- March 03, 2017

Now called Spotify Hi-FI, the offering became available to select Premium subscribers yesterday as part of a what appears to be an A/B test to determine the best price point. Some users have been greeted with a pop-up messaging alerting them the new service will soon be available for $5/month. One thing is for sure that if this service is liked by the existing Spotify users then definitely this music app will attract more users who use different applications for this objective. (more...)
IPhone 8 Could Ditch Lightning Port For USB C (Rumor)
- March 01, 2017

He also believes the iPhone 8 upgrade cycle will be extended because of the limited supply of new OLED displays. Apple's competitors, over the past few years, began to use mini-USB and eventually adopted microUSB before fully supporting the standard USB Type-C port for most smartphones. (more...)
How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?
- March 01, 2017

The individuals involved in the mission "are entering with their eyes open knowing that there is some risk here", Musk said. NASA, which has flew 24 astronauts to the moon from 1969 to 1972, complimented SpaceX for the company's ambition. (more...)
Alabama Jewish Community Center receives bomb threat
- February 28, 2017

Police were dispatched to the center, but found no suspicious items, a police spokeswoman said . Several Jewish Community Centers in the Tri-State Area were forced to evacuate Monday as another wave of bomb threats was called in to JCCs across the country . (more...)
Coyotes acquire Pulkkinen from Wild for future considerations
- February 28, 2017

MIN sends 2017 1st rder, 2018 2nd rder, 2019 conditional 4th rder (conditions to follow) and minor leaguer Grayson Downing to ARI. Hanzal solidifies both the Wild's center depth and bottom 6 overall as he's likely to center both the 3rd and 4th lines at different times as Head Coach Bruce Boudreau shuffles line combinations to find good fits. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 announced with S Pen and four speakers
- February 27, 2017

The specs sheet for the smaller Samsung Galaxy S8 has been shared by TechnoBuffalo and it is almost identical to the one shared by Blass. Samsung hasn't given us any information yet about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, however if it did offer these features it might make up for the mess up with the Note 7. (more...)
The new Moto G5s trade fun colors for mature looks
- February 27, 2017

Under to hood, it runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset with Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 2Ghz, paired with Adreno 506 GPU. Storage weights in a 32GB. Other global markets include the USA, and United Kingdom as well . While the battery is expected to be around 2800 mAh and will be removable. Lenovo Moto's new 5-inch and 5.2-inch phones will now come clad in metal while still keeping to the same affordable price of last year's G4 and G4 Plus models. (more...)