Science


Met Office issues snow warning for London with temperatures set to plummet
- February 24, 2018

Europe will experience a "Beast from the East" weather pattern next week as cold air is pulled from Siberia into the region and may cause snow over several days in the United Kingdom. Add to this a strong easterly wind and it will feel more like -3°C to -7°C. Another cold, dry and largely sunny day is expected on Saturday. Over the coming days, apart from an isolated shower, it's very unlikely. (more...)
How To Import Custom Wallpapers via USB To PS4 How To Import Custom Wallpapers via USB To PS4
- February 07, 2018

As a feature primarily designed for parents of children, the new Play Time Management feature coming with the PS4 5.50 update will allow tracking of how much the PS4 is used. A new PS Plus tab will show all the games you've received for free as a member. If your membership has expired, you'll see a lock next to it, until you've resubscribed. (more...)
Spider-like arachnid with a tail sheds new light on origin of spiders Spider-like arachnid with a tail sheds new light on origin of spiders
- February 07, 2018

Amber is fossilized tree resin and is known for perfectly preserving many ancient fossils of insects and plants. Although the creature has the fangs and eight legs of a modern day spider, the ancient arachnid dating back to the age of the dinosaurs also has a long, whip-like tail. (more...)
How to keep local stories at the top of your Facebook newsfeed How to keep local stories at the top of your Facebook newsfeed
- February 01, 2018

Zuckerberg disclosed on Wednesday that changes made last quarter reduced time spent on the platform by "roughly 50 million hours every day". Worth noting, though, is that the company added 32 million daily users over the quarter, its lowest quarter-over-quarter jump in two years. (more...)
Macron warns Turkey against 'invasion' of Syria Macron warns Turkey against 'invasion' of Syria
- February 01, 2018

Turkey's Catholic Church, whose seven dioceses and apostolic vicariates have around 53,000 members, according to the Vatican, has not commented on the military campaign. This is while U.S. officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the group. (more...)
Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities
- January 28, 2018

NASA spends about $4 billion annually to support the International Space Station and its astronauts living there, and the agency spent almost $100 billion over more than a decade to construct the station. Companies like SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp are paid billions to fly cargo and supplies there. "At Axiom Space, we're building the first commercial space station", said Amir Blachman, vice president of strategic development for Axiom Space, during a panel discussion ... (more...)
SpaceX is planning to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th SpaceX is planning to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th
- January 28, 2018

Just days after SpaceX performed a successful static fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket , Elon Musk says that the company is planning to launch the rocket for the first time on Tuesday, February 6th from Cape Kennedy in Florida. Comparison chart of the world's heavy lift vehicles , based on historical launch data. The Falcon Heavy rocket now sits upright on a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. (more...)
Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know Apple's new iOS 11.3 update, here's all you need to know
- January 27, 2018

The iOS 11 .3 update will also introduce a handful of new Animoji for the iPhone X . The software update will bring a dragon, bear, skull, and lion to the existing characters. There is a small problem: all you can do with an Apple TV in the Home App is play and pause music. Download the update from the Software Update page and plug your iPhone or iPad in to load the update. (more...)
Samsung outs new Isocell camera technology, possibly for the Galaxy S9 Samsung outs new Isocell camera technology, possibly for the Galaxy S9
- January 24, 2018

Apart from the camera-centric features, the Galaxy S9 box showed that there will be stereo speakers tuned by AKG as well as AKG-tuned earphones. Samsung has confirmed that the phone will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month , and it's expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip in U.S. (more...)
What's the Tide Pod Problem? What's the Tide Pod Problem?
- January 19, 2018

The manufacturer of Tide detergent pods said it's working with social media networks to remove videos that show people appearing to eat the toxic laundry packets as part of a so-called " Tide Pod Challenge ". Now the government is getting involved to make the pods less attractive to children. Procter & Gamble, makers of Tide said in a statement , 'Nothing is more important to us than the safety of people who use our products. (more...)
Marketers in Singapore unnerved by Facebook's New Feed tweak Marketers in Singapore unnerved by Facebook's New Feed tweak
- January 16, 2018

In other words, the social media site will give priority to the posts from people you most care about, rather than flooding you with content from publishers. Facebook says its own research shows users are exposed to more divergent views on its platform than they would be otherwise. Sadly, that has led news organizations to use Facebook as a means to drive traffic, but not to create an established audience. (more...)
Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid
- January 12, 2018

It's not about keeping them in the guarded realms of their own product lines. Why can't it be, for instance, your Google Home Mini conveying your instructions from a more distant place? While we long anticipated Google to answer the challenge presented by Amazon's Echo Show and its touchscreen smart speaker and home hub, we didn't think the company would rely on hardware from third parties. (more...)
Google wants your phone screen to double as a speaker Google wants your phone screen to double as a speaker
- January 12, 2018

On Redux CEO Nedko Ivanov's LinkedIn page , it shows that he left the company in August 2017. It is unclear when Alphabet - via an Ireland-based subsidiary of Google - acquired Redux, but the transfer of shares of Redux holding company NVF Tech Ltd.to the US tech giant was confirmed on December 13, according to United Kingdom regulatory filings. (more...)
Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
- January 10, 2018

You can also watch previous matches through video-on-demand (including the preseason that's already up) on the official website . The skins aren't dazzling or anything, they're the equivalent of wearing a team jersey to a local game. Blizzard states that players are guaranteed a minimum salary of $50,000 ( close to Rs. 31 lacs) per year plus benefits, though some such as Jay "sinatraa" Won of San Francisco Shock signed a $150,000 (around Rs. (more...)
The new NOKIA 6 is the midrange device you've been waiting for! The new NOKIA 6 is the midrange device you've been waiting for!
- January 05, 2018

The device is listed with a 2MP rear camera , it misses out on a front-facing camera . Both phones have a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, a 3,000mAh battery , a 16MP rear camera , an 8MP front-facing one, 32GB or 64GB of storage , a microSD card slot and now run Android Nougat. (more...)
Dangerously cold wind chills Dangerously cold wind chills
- December 31, 2017

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front moved through Friday night and cold arctic air will take over into the New Year. Today: Partly cloudy. However, highs will slowly climb their way back up into the mid 20s (Tuesday) then upper 20s (Wednesday), with a lighter and less cold southwest breeze by the middle of the week allowing for a break from the bitter cold wind chills as well. (more...)
Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season
- December 27, 2017

More than 2 billion items sold this way globally past year, according to Amazon , and 140 million items were sold this way from just Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. The Echo Dot , Fire TV Stick , and TP-Link Smart Plug Mini were the most ordered items via voice. Alexa customers used their device to turn on their holiday lights more than 1 million times. (more...)
The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad
- December 26, 2017

For a limited time, it is available for $30 until January 4th however. And of course, the kinds of prices developers would need to charge in order to make ports of recent games feasible isn't really what most mobile game players are willing to spend. (more...)
Chrome is Going to Start Blocking Bad Ads on February 15
- December 20, 2017

Now in a statement , Google has confirmed they will start blocking all ads on websites who fail the Better Ads standard starting February 15. Chrome 64 is now scheduled to arrive on January 23 and Chrome 65 is slated to launch on March 6, suggesting Google will be turning on its browser's ad-blocker remotely, and possibly gradually for select users. (more...)
Happening Tonight: Geminid Meteor Shower Happening Tonight: Geminid Meteor Shower
- December 15, 2017

With the past few meteor showers, a full or almost full moon has not made for the best viewing conditions. For the best view, look at the eastern sky just after midnight and get away from urban areas to avoid light pollution. An image of the Geminid meteor shower in 2010. "They can be seen with the naked eye so there's no need for binoculars or a telescope, though you will need to adjust your eyes to the dark". (more...)

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