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Scientists find evidence of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets Scientists find evidence of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets
- September 02, 2017

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope , an worldwide team of astronomers followed up the initial discovery, with observations to study that amount the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the individual planets of the system, to ascertain the likelihood of water being present. (more...)
Everyone is rushing to bring out a rival to Apple's HomePod Everyone is rushing to bring out a rival to Apple's HomePod
- September 02, 2017

In a move being replicated throughout the technology sector, Sony joins the list of manufacturers offering a "smart speaker" device. The reason for music being the battleground in the smart-speaker market was outlined by Scott Huffman, VP engineering at Google and responsible for Google Assistant, talking exclusively to WIRED Germany . (more...)
The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better The latest LG flagship V30 is definitely bigger and better
- September 01, 2017

The smartphone features 16-megapixel standard lens with aperture f/1.6, optical image stabilization ( OIS ), electronic image stabilization (EIS) and hybrid auto focus that combines both Laser Detection Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus. (more...)
Alphabet. Inc's Nest Launches a cheapest thermostat Alphabet. Inc's Nest Launches a cheapest thermostat
- September 01, 2017

The Google-owned company is hoping to rectify that with the Nest Thermostat E - a cheaper, less showy model with nearly exactly the same specifications. "That would be a significant driver moving the market forward past early adopters". The Nest has been the first innovative model as the product got introduced around 6 years ago, back in 2011. (more...)
Samsung gets moving with Gear smartwatch, smartband, smartbuds Samsung gets moving with Gear smartwatch, smartband, smartbuds
- August 31, 2017

There's no specific price for the Gear Sport yet, but we expect it to be between $200 and $300 ($300 is about £230). Samsung gave it a round display and a slightly squared-off bezel, creating a rugged, Casio G-Shock kind of vibe. When our Wearables Editor reviewed the Gear Fit 2, he managed to get about 3 days of juice per charge. It's also enabled the Gear Sport for water adventures, with a 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet). (more...)
Halo Mixed Reality Experience in Development Halo Mixed Reality Experience in Development
- August 31, 2017

Join us as we take you through the edited highlights. First, we are excited to announce the first wave of content partners coming to Windows Mixed Reality . The controllers look like the HTC Vive Wands and Oculus Touch controllers had a baby, and those headsets include internal sensors that negate the need for any boxes or mic stands scattered around your living room. (more...)
Destiny 2 file size on PS4 and Xbox One revealed Destiny 2 file size on PS4 and Xbox One revealed
- August 29, 2017

In the United Kingdom, the console is listed as " out of stock ", according to news website TechRadar. Where it has stated that as a premium console aimed at the enthusiast market, it expects the Xbox One S to be console that sells. (more...)
Bill Nye Suing Disney for $9 Million Bill Nye Suing Disney for $9 Million
- August 28, 2017

Nye and two producers originally developed the show with Seattle's PBS affiliate KCTS; under their deal with Disney's Buena Vista Television, the trio are supposed to split half of the show's profits. But according to a lawsuit filed this week, Nye is going to attempt to school Disney just like he schooled you in the wonderful rules that govern this incredible universe of ours. (more...)
Babylonian mystery solved: 3700-year-old 'Indiana Jones' tablet reveals its secrets Babylonian mystery solved: 3700-year-old 'Indiana Jones' tablet reveals its secrets
- August 26, 2017

If the UNSW study does show how the tablet was used to find approximate solutions to equations involving triangles, only speculative historical context can determine exactly how the tablet was applied in day-to-day life said Wildberger. You can see Plimpton 322 itself here, where you will also learn that commercial reproduction of images depicting the tablet is forbidden without permission. (more...)
Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone
- August 26, 2017

Currently, the current generation iPhone , the iPhone 7, unlocked version will cost you 649$ while the higher model, the iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769. As part of this, the iPhone 8 is expected to have an edge-to-edge OLED screen , facial recognition technology, wireless charging and augmented reality support, with an initial price of $999. (more...)
Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker
- August 24, 2017

Recognition of personal preferences will increase as time goes by, the company said. The company has integrated a three-tier approach for its digital assistant - voice control, computer vision system for identifying objects through device's camera, and on-screen "Home" menu filled with info like weather forecasts and news. (more...)
Fantastic video, photos show solar eclipse from space Fantastic video, photos show solar eclipse from space
- August 23, 2017

Millions of Americans looked skyward in awe through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century marched from the US Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic seaboard. NASA Photographer Joel Kowsky captured the silhouette of the International Space Station as it transited the Sun at roughly five miles per second during yesterday's partial solar eclipse , Monday, Aug. (more...)
High quality video streaming to be cut for Verizon customers High quality video streaming to be cut for Verizon customers
- August 23, 2017

Subscribers on this plan could be throttled at any time if the network is congested even at the beginning of a billing cycle. 4K streaming will no longer be an option on Verizon's wireless network, as there's no option to completely un-throttle video moving forward under these new plans. (more...)
Here's how to donate your solar eclipse glasses to children in need Here's how to donate your solar eclipse glasses to children in need
- August 23, 2017

The Great American Eclipse captivated hundreds of millions on Monday - but now that the nationwide party is over, what to do with all those glasses? We'll be sure to update this post as soon as new information about this awesome program is available. (more...)
Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses
- August 22, 2017

According to a White House Pool report: "At approximately 2:39, the President initially gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky". Much of the nation focused on the event, the first total eclipse to cross the country in almost a century. (more...)
The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion announced for Windows and macOS The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs expansion announced for Windows and macOS
- August 22, 2017

Further animal customization options include outfits and accessories, which could be for the players that want to add a little more style to their pets and have them stand out from other animals that roam the neighborhood. If that's not enough, you'll also be able to try your hand at the veterinarian occupation including running your own clinic. We've already seen Need for Speed executive producer Marcus Nilsson escaping from the law in a high speed chase and now EA is showcasing the next ... (more...)
Microsoft could release an Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' edition
- August 19, 2017

If we had to guess, we'd bet that there will be a period of time that you can purchase packs of these guys for a chance to win an Xbox One X. Now where's the Mountain Dew?! When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X during E3 2017 , it was official. (more...)
Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers
- August 19, 2017

The total solar eclipse this Monday is attracting thousands of people who are eager to see the phenomenon. When watching the eclipse with special, protective glasses, Suh recommended viewing for one minute, looking away for 15 seconds or so and then repeating the pattern. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam
- August 18, 2017

A North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un would observe what it called "foolish and stupid conduct" of the U.S. before deciding whether to order the missiles fired. And it's one day after the United Nations passed sanctions to devastate the region; China on Tuesday announced it would phase out supplying North Korea with crucial coal imports. (more...)
Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta
- August 17, 2017

So far, both the European Union and other foreign observers who earlier praised the election has called on the election commission to publish all remaining forms showing vote tallies on its website to ensure transparency. "Kenyans have no need to use violence to achieve justice", he said, adding, "We will preach peace. we will uphold our rights to assemble and protest". (more...)