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Skype introduces free group video calling across iOS and Android Skype introduces free group video calling across iOS and Android
- February 18, 2016

Just when you thought you could escape your family, now you'll have your face jammed in the corner of a screen beside your second cousin Mary and your uncle's neighbour's dog, Jim. The Skype application has managed to hang on to a sizable user base, despite the shift from desktop to mobile in recent years. Roll out has commenced in Western Europe and the US, with hopes to have these markets fully covered in the next couple of weeks. (more...)
University of WA's new supercomputer to support gravitational waves research
- February 18, 2016

Comprised of 7.8 terabytes of main memory, 153 terabytes of local scratch disk, 512 gigabytes of RAM, and 2316 cores, the supercomputer can support intensive computational tasks in the areas of physics, chemistry and biology. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its "in principle" approval to the LIGO-India mega science proposal for research on gravitational waves on February 17, 2016. (more...)
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' starts filming, adds del Toro
- February 18, 2016

The Walt Disney Co. announced that “Episode VIII” started principal photography at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will be written and directed by Rian Johnson , of " Looper " and "Brick" fame. (more...)
Cruz defends his trustworthiness, blasts Trump, Rubio
- February 18, 2016

Later Wednesday, Dan Scavino, a senior adviser to Trump, tweeted an article from conservative news website WND.com entitled "Refugee-lovin' governor sued for importing Muslims" about a lawsuit filed by an activist that seeks to prevent efforts to resettle refugees from Syria and Iraq in SC. (more...)
Apple to set up tech development centre in Hyderabad Apple to set up tech development centre in Hyderabad
- February 18, 2016

It will be built on a 2,50,000-sq ft plot of land in HITEC city at an estimated cost of $25 million (Rs 150 crore). The company's new office will create 4,500 jobs. Apple has so far neither confirmed nor denied the reports . They're ( Apple ) waiting for the SEZ approval (for the area) to come, which is expected to be given in a couple of days, he had told ET. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: More Uses Now Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: More Uses Now
- February 18, 2016

Samsung has officially confirmed that starting today, its current flagships, at least for another week or so, will start receiving the software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, you may have to wait for some days as the update is rolling out in stages and it may take some days for it to reach your region or device. If you own a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge , just be patient as the update is on its way. (more...)
Start preloading The Division open beta now Start preloading The Division open beta now
- February 17, 2016

No matter where you are, it looks like The Division's open beta will be starting nice and early. "Tom Clancy's The Division" will be released on March 8. Aside from the Dark Zone, players will also have Dark Zone Ranks. There will be more weapons and non-player enemies within the area. So having your co-op friends able to just drop-in, but when they need to go off and do their thing you can continue playing, is good as you are not bound to them. (more...)
Instagram doubles down on security with two-factor authentication Instagram doubles down on security with two-factor authentication
- February 17, 2016

This code is a one-time generated code that authenticates the user. The photo-sharing service confirmed the feature to TechCrunch , stating that it is beginning the rollout after the feature had been spotted in testing. Facebook-owned Instagram has begun rolling out two-factor authentication (aka two-factor verification) feature for users. Some may delete your photos, jam your entire feed with spam offers and products, attack your friends, and steal your personal information and lots of ... (more...)
US Experiment Proves Einstein's Gravitational Waves Hypothesis US Experiment Proves Einstein's Gravitational Waves Hypothesis
- February 17, 2016

For the first time ever, we can directly observe black holes. General relativity re-imagines the gravitational pull between heavy objects like Earth and the sun as a "warping" of space and time. The orbiting black holes had been losing energy as gravitational waves for millions of years slowly circling closer together, however these effects were too small to measure. (more...)
The Payment Service Could Be Launched Alongside — Samsung Pay UK
- February 17, 2016

In a minute-long video released by the company, Indonesian athlete Dellie Threesyadinda seems to be holding the Galaxy S7 edge, or a smartphone that looks remarkably like leaks released early this week. Further, the report also suggests that both devices will come in Black, Gold and White color options. Rumours claims Samsung will also introduce Apple's Force Touch display in the new phones with pressure-sensitive screens, although not too many details have leaked around this supposed ... (more...)
Microsoft Lumia 650 Launched: Price, specifications and must know facts! Microsoft Lumia 650 Launched: Price, specifications and must know facts!
- February 17, 2016

One of the strongest business features of Microsoft's recent Lumia line, though, has been the Display Dock , a feature that transforms the Windows 10 Mobile phone into a PC-like experience. Despite the low price, the aluminium-framed model looks somewhat more luxurious than the two troubled "flagship" Lumia 950 models which emerged late past year, and were criticised for their use of budget polycarbonate plastic. (more...)
Apple Pay to go live in China on Feb 18 Apple Pay to go live in China on Feb 18
- February 16, 2016

Other major banks joining to support Apple Pay include China Merchants Bank, Postal Savings Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Everbright Bank, and others. Compared with popular mobile payment services depending on bar code scanning, Apple Pay offers consumers easier and safer ways through NFC (near field communications) technology. (more...)
Tesla Model S Radio Flyer Is A Model S For Kids Tesla Model S Radio Flyer Is A Model S For Kids
- February 16, 2016

Last week, a company called Actev debuted the Arrow Kart, an extremely smart go-kart with a top speed of 12 miles per hour. It has partnered with Tesla to create a Power Wheels-like version of the all-electric vehicle for youngsters. And because it's a Tesla - kinda - we bet it reaches said speed in about a femtosecond. Then again, for many of us, the Model S for Kids is the closest we'll come to owning a Tesla anytime soon - at least until the Model 3 is properly released. (more...)
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
- February 16, 2016

And if you haven't played Dark Souls, you should really give it a shot. The offer went on to say that the code should appear in a message after 7-10 days, implying that the game would be available sometime next week. It seems that players who get the Digital Deluxe edition of the title will be able to secure access to all the extra post-launch content associated with the title. (more...)
New iPhone, iPad in March
- February 16, 2016

Fans are getting excited by the prospect of Intel Skylake as the new MacBook platform that would give 20 percent more computing power to the machines while improving energy efficiency by up to 30 percent. If reports are correct, the next iPhone will sit at the very bottom of the iPhone range, and Apple is hoping it'll appeal to customers who prefer a smaller screen. (more...)
Apple to Launch New iPhone, iPad on March 15
- February 16, 2016

Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5se will go on sale on March 18th, reports suggest, just three days after the device is officially launched at a dedicated event in California. Its rear camera is also said to include an LED flash, which, if accurate, will be the first time that Apple integrates a flash on an iPad model. The rumoured launches come as Apple looks to bounce back from its first set of disappointing results and sales figures since it started selling mobile devices back in 2007. (more...)
Einstein's gravitational waves detected from two merging black holes
- February 16, 2016

This was the most powerful explosion humans have ever detected, except for the Big Bang. "The area of the final black hole is greater than the sum of the areas of the initial black holes as predicted by my black hole area theorem", he said, as reported by The Guardian . (more...)
AT&T joins Verizon in 5G testing, 100x faster than 4G AT&T joins Verizon in 5G testing, 100x faster than 4G
- February 16, 2016

The trials will help AT&T guide its own contributions toward emerging 5G standards and set the stage for widespread commercial and mobile availability once those standards are established. " AT&T's 5G field trials will play an important role in ensuring rapid and wide-scale adoption of this next generation mobile technology", said Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson . (more...)
Lenovo unveils Lemon 3 Plus, days before MWC Lenovo unveils Lemon 3 Plus, days before MWC
- February 16, 2016

It's worth mentioning the organization last month released its Orange 3 phone in China. Gossipy titbits propose that the gadget may be the Lemon 3 Plus, the successor for Lemon 3. Lenovo is believed to have improved the RAM and internal memory in their new smartphone with 3GB and 32GB, respectively. There's really not much else to tell from a teaser image alone, but the device is rumoured to be the Lemon 3 Plus, successor to the Lemon 3 launched recently. (more...)
Obama to Spend $1.8 Billion on Zika Research, Pushing Contraception
- February 16, 2016

And, Beeler adds, "one important thing to note is that this disproportionally effects the poor, who have open windows because they don't have air-conditioning, and might have standing water because of trash in their neighborhood". "All symptomatic patients with recent travel history to an endemic Zika area will be tested utilizing the ODH protocol". "I would ask my toxicological colleagues in Brazil to please look very closely into the practical application of agrochemicals in their ... (more...)

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