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Apple's iOS 11 has killed off almost 200000 old iPhone apps Apple's iOS 11 has killed off almost 200000 old iPhone apps
- September 22, 2017

These apps include some Disney products, games such as Enemy Within and Flappy Bird , and even financial service apps from the like of American Express. If you really want to get the most out of your iPhone you'll need to dig deeper to find the iOS 11 hidden features that unlock the ability to do more with your iPhone. (more...)
Britain says suspends training of Myanmar military following violence Britain says suspends training of Myanmar military following violence
- September 20, 2017

A military campaign by Myanmar's security forces has destroyed thousands of homes across Maungdaw and Rathedaung Townships, Human Rights Watch said . More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since then. "While it was positive to hear Aung San Suu Kyi condemn human rights violations in Rakhine state, she is still silent about the role of the security forces in this", James Gomez, Amnesty International's regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific , said in a statement. (more...)
Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere
- September 15, 2017

Even then, Cassini will transmit new data about the planet's composition as long as its antenna remains pointed toward Earth, with the assist from small thrusters. But Friday's dive will be like no other. It is known as the Cassini-Huygens mission because it delivered ESA's Huygens probe to Titan - the "first descent and landing on a world in the outer solar system", according to NASA . (more...)
New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850 New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850
- September 12, 2017

Both models come with a dedicated video card in the form of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 , which has 2GB of video memory. The notebook is Xiaomi's answer to the 2017 Apple MacBook Pro , and boasts a lighter, thinner design . The Mi Notebook Pro's 15.6-inch IPS display offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 300 nits peak brightness, 72% NTSC color space coverage, and a static contrast ratio of 800:1. (more...)
SpaceX to launch top-secret military vehicle SpaceX to launch top-secret military vehicle
- September 08, 2017

The X37-b sits in a payload fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for launch . The booster's return to SpaceX's landing zone at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was broadcast live. In a sign of how long the X-37B can stay aloft, the third mission lasted 674 days while the fourth, which concluded in May, spent 718 days in orbit. (more...)
Microsoft has stopped selling the original Xbox One Microsoft has stopped selling the original Xbox One
- August 29, 2017

Digital Foundry , the same people who got an early look at the specs of the console , has managed to put together a side-by-side comparison of the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X to show the difference in the hardware. You can position the One S upright, and it sports a matte-white block on a black base. The original console has been officially discontinued. The company is no longer selling the original console in the United States . (more...)
Ancient Clay Tablet Holds Modern-Day Mathematics Applications Ancient Clay Tablet Holds Modern-Day Mathematics Applications
- August 26, 2017

The evidence is inscribed on a 3,700-year-old clay tablet known as Plimpton 322 - which was found by an archaeologist and antiques dealer who is said to have inspired Indiana Jones. Lovers of Ancient Greece, in the meantime, will be dismayed to realise that trigonometry , hitherto attributed to the Greeks , actually emerged 1,500 years prior to their society, in Babylonia. (more...)
Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all
- August 24, 2017

DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division, said in an interview that the company behind the Samsung Galaxy S8 and recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now working on its own smart speaker, according to CNBC . Samsung plans to continue expanding Bixby's voice capabilities to additional countries, languages, devices, features and third-party applications. As I mentioned, I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and I want to be moving quite ... (more...)
ISS Perfectly Photobombs Total Solar Eclipse ISS Perfectly Photobombs Total Solar Eclipse
- August 23, 2017

You can see the space station as a small "H" that moves across the field of view. Kutryk believes people are living at a time when humans will potentially return to the moon and that he hopes to travel there. Millions of Americans will get a chance to enjoy a total solar eclipse , but astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will only be able to catch a partial one. (more...)
Verizon to start throttling video streaming to as low as 480p tomorrow Verizon to start throttling video streaming to as low as 480p tomorrow
- August 23, 2017

Instead of charging $80 per month for unlimited data , talk, and text, Verizon will now offer unlimited service starting at $75 for a single line. "These plans give you the best unlimited choices, but you also get what only Verizon can give you: the best network, the best rewards program, the best way to manage your plan with the My Verizon app and the best selection of phones and devices", the company proclaimed in an announcement. (more...)
The Sims 4 gets Cats & Dogs expansion - The Sims Mobile due 'soon' The Sims 4 gets Cats & Dogs expansion - The Sims Mobile due 'soon'
- August 22, 2017

The all new Create A Pet tool provides players with the ability to create and design their flawless pet. Sure, there may be some fundamental changes to the structure of the game ( Sims 2 introduced aging and 3 removed loading screens), but you would think simple things like animal companions and swimming pools would be present in every entry past the first game. (more...)
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Set To Go Live At Gamescom
- August 19, 2017

The listings, which appear to have been taken down, seemingly reveal a unique version of the 4K-capable console is on the way. There's a few other minor cosmetic differences too, like the controller has all black buttons and the console has a slightly different woven texture than the vanilla Xbox One X. (more...)
Man Who Suffered Eye Damage from Solar Eclipse Has This Warning Man Who Suffered Eye Damage from Solar Eclipse Has This Warning
- August 19, 2017

G. Baker Hubbard of the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta told FOX5. Louis Tomososki gazed up with the naked eye at a 1963 partial eclipse for just 20 seconds. The sun's rays carry many different types of light that can cause physical and chemical damage to your vision. People with the condition show a characteristic pattern of eye damage during eye exams. (more...)
North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights
- August 18, 2017

In order to resolve the tensions between the DPRK and USA, he insisted that the latter should make "necessary" actions "first" as it committed provocations after introducing huge nuclear strategic equipment into the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, the same report stated. (more...)
Above the Smoke - Perseid Meteor Shower is This Weekend Above the Smoke - Perseid Meteor Shower is This Weekend
- August 12, 2017

By Saturday, the moon will be an 80 percent full waning gibbous. "This year, we are expecting enhanced rates of about 150 (meteors) per hour or so, but the increased number will be canceled out by the bright moon, the light of which will wash out the fainter Perseids ", states a NASA blog. (more...)
What Are Sea Lice? Culprit of Australian Boy's Leg Wounds Explained What Are Sea Lice? Culprit of Australian Boy's Leg Wounds Explained
- August 09, 2017

The teenager had been standing in the water after playing soccer. Shocked at the injuries caused to his son, Sam's father went down to Brighton Beach on Sunday and discovered the small sea bugs. All Sam Kanizay did was cool his feet off in the water at Dendy Beach in Melbourne , Australia . Dr Walker-Smith told Fairfax he believed the bleeding wouldn't stop because of the anti-coagulant being released by the fleas to stop the blood from clotting, in the same way leeches behave. (more...)
Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility
- August 07, 2017

To help ensure that every player will have a fair shot at fun and glory in Destiny 2 on PC, we resist attempts by third-party applications to insert code into the game client. This is explicitly because Bungie doesn't want third-party interference in the games. The following are examples of features which may not be compatible with Destiny 2 on PC. (more...)
Soyuz Lifts US, Russian Astronauts Into Position for ISS Rendezvous Soyuz Lifts US, Russian Astronauts Into Position for ISS Rendezvous
- July 29, 2017

GMT), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) said in coverage of the flawless launch on Friday. The launch will be shown live at 11:41 a.m., followed immediately by post-launch interviews. The latter three have been studying how microgravity impacts cancer therapies since April, and have been measuring the composition of meteors orbiting Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Moto Z2 Force Edition and 360 Camera Moto Mod announced Moto Z2 Force Edition and 360 Camera Moto Mod announced
- July 26, 2017

The Z2 Force features a water-protective coating but doesn't offer full IP67 or IP68 ingress protection. Motorola does sell an exterior "lens" that is user-replaceable if your Moto Z2 Force screen gets heavily scratched. Now for the bad news, this phone is pretty expensive. Motorola does state that the battery on the new Moto Z2 Force will be able to last long enough though, due to the software improvements year-over-year and aspects like "Turbo Charging" support. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Poses for the Camera Again Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Poses for the Camera Again
- July 22, 2017

In the past, Galaxy Note devices have usually featured significantly larger displays than their Galaxy S counterparts, but it looks like the gap is being shortened significantly this year. The update is now seeding over-the-air (OTA), and thus, it may take a while before arriving on your device. "On August 23rd, Samsung Electronics will reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone", read company's ... (more...)

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