Science


Spotty showers Monday with a risk of severe storms early Wednesday
- February 27, 2017

Mid-Michigan is between a storm to our north and south today with a mix of clouds and sun and high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Snow showers are expected Wednesday night into Thursday with light accumulations of snow possible. (more...)
The Nokia 3310 is back, baby
- February 27, 2017

Nokia has just announced three new smartphones to be released globally in addition to the much-anticipated new-look Nokia 3310. "The 3310 was the first mass-market mobile and there's a massive amount of nostalgia and affection for it", Ben Wood, an analyst at technology consultancy CCS Insight, told the BBC . (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Sony Xperia XZ Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Sony Xperia XZ
- February 27, 2017

The main feature is the super-slow motion capture, which makes you record up to a staggering 960fps. Sony Xperia's camera has the ability to shoot slow-motion video at 960 fps. On the front, you're looking at a 13MP camera , with a wide-angle lens for those group selfies. The Sony XZ Premium is also dust- and water-resistant, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and comes with Sony's native DSEE HX technology to up-scale music to near high-resolution audio. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Phone Rumors Swing From Disappointing To Being Better Than iPhone
- February 27, 2017

Although Apple has been on the top spot for a long time, Microsoft is set to unveil a device that is more worth choosing. Though according to market figures that Apple is one of the biggest company in the computer business, Microsoft is going to kick up a storm with its new versions of Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro. (more...)
Not Every Switch Game Will Support TV Mode Not Every Switch Game Will Support TV Mode
- February 27, 2017

A Japanese rhythm-tapping game that might have otherwise flown under the radar was spotted by a user at the NeoGAF gaming forum because of one unexpected feature: a "portable-only" mode. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" for Nintendo Switch is one of the best looking games for the console. This translates to the fact that the text, the health displays and the button prompts can be small and at the same time clear for you to be able to read them. (more...)
AT&T adds tethering to its unlimited data plan, introduces new $60 tier AT&T adds tethering to its unlimited data plan, introduces new $60 tier
- February 27, 2017

A family plan will pay $195 for four lines and DirecTV Now and as little as $210 for four lines and DirecTV. For $60 a month or $155 for four lines, you will enjoy unlimited data although at slower speed. It didn't take your carrier of choice very long at all to realize that the new unlimited it launched just 10 days ago was absolutely terrible. Verizon recently decided that it would start offering an unlimited plan again and it took only a couple of days for T-Mobile to respond in kind by ... (more...)
Hands on: Nokia 6 review Hands on: Nokia 6 review
- February 27, 2017

That sounds a lot like the original, but that's where the similarities end. The new Nokia 6 will come with a 5.5 inch Full HD display that will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. (more...)
Lenovo introduces its new Yoga 720 and the Flex 5 convertible devices
- February 27, 2017

Notably, both Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 laptops will be available with up to 4K resolution display option. The Yoga 520, on the other hand, will be available with a 14-inch screen starting at €599 in Mineral Grey and Onyx Black. The model features a 10.1-inch display with a resolution up to 1920 x 1200 Full HD (touchscreen). The device is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor and features Intel HD graphics . (more...)
Geneva Motor Show 2017: Peugeot Instinct concept revealed Geneva Motor Show 2017: Peugeot Instinct concept revealed
- February 27, 2017

Hossann said: "We are creating new forms of driving pleasure". There are also two drive modes: "Relax" and "Boost", the latter of which would be the most engaging drive behind the wheel. The Instinct's dashboard presents an evolution of Peugeot's i-Cockpit technology, where conventional instruments are replaced by a full-colour screen that can display many combinations of information. (more...)
Nokia 3310 Unveiled: 5 Features which makes Nokia 3310 better than… Nokia 3310 Unveiled: 5 Features which makes Nokia 3310 better than…
- February 27, 2017

The new Nokia 3310 is smaller, sleeker and reportedly has 22 hours of talk time with a one month battery life on standby. Also, Nokia will offer single- and dual-SIM variants of the new 3310. Another tidbit is that the phone won't run Android, and will be marketed as a feature phone, not a smartphone. It also said it would be pushing its brand positioning in a new global campaign that aims to show HMD Global and the Nokia phones it makes "stand apart due to its human centricity". (more...)
We finally know how much the new Nokia 3310 will cost We finally know how much the new Nokia 3310 will cost
- February 27, 2017

HMD Global's homage to the sturdy blue phone is part of its mission to relaunch the Nokia brand and draw consumers in towards HMD's other new phone models. Glossy red and yellow colors , and matte grey and dark blue colors . The Nokia 3 , as rumored earlier, is a low-end entry-level Android smartphone. (more...)
Oppo officially announces its 5x optical zoom technology
- February 27, 2017

This is expected to enhance smartphone photography, especially zooming at 5x, with an image stabilization capability. We're yet to see this new camera technology in a consumer product. Chances to such a camera making it to parts of the world Oppo doesn't service - like, say, the United States - aren't nil. When you're taking a photo, light enters the module and gets reflected by a prism into that waiting lens. (more...)
SA telescope helps reveal seven new planets
- February 27, 2017

The seven planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, form a solar system completely different from our own. "But except for detecting a message from beyond our solar system from intelligence out there, we will never be 100 percent sure", he added. (more...)
Discovery of Seven Exoplanets Rekindles Search for Alien Life
- February 27, 2017

The planets are all about the same size as Earth, but because they're so close to their sun, they're probably gravitationally locked to it, sort of like how the moon is gravitationally locked to Earth. Michaël Gillon , lead study author and astronomer at the University of Liège in Belgium, said, " This is the first time that so many planets of this kind are found around the same star ". (more...)
LG has introduced latest flagship G6 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona LG has introduced latest flagship G6 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona
- February 27, 2017

Built around a 18:9 ratio display , the G6's form factor is completely different to the phones we're all already using. The LG G6 comes with Google Assistant. The company, however, has an enhanced UX to offer LG G6 users. LG's Square Camera takes advantage of the 18:9 screen by giving you an instant preview of the (square) photo you just captured. (more...)
Nintendo sues Mario Kart go-karting rental in Tokyo
- February 27, 2017

MariCar rents out go-karts, allowing people to dress up as characters from video game Mario Kart, such as Mario and Luigi, while driving on Tokyo's roads. This service is quite popular among tourists and their impromptu cavalcades have become very popular sight in the neighbourhood of Japan's capital. Maricar is disappointed, which it would be, saying:"We will work with all our might to protect the smiles of our customers", it said. (more...)
Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for La La Land Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for La La Land
- February 27, 2017

Every movie she does from now on, she'll be in the trailers as "Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone ". During the 2017 Oscars, Emma Stone won for her performance as Mia in La La Land , where she played a young wannabe Emma Stone , basically. (more...)
Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC
- February 27, 2017

For pictures, you have a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual-LED flash. Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. New smartphones including the return of BlackBerry and Nokia will be among the major announcements made at Mobile World Congress ( MWC ) next week. (more...)
LG G6 surprises no one with bezel-less QHD+ display, Snapdragon 821 LG G6 surprises no one with bezel-less QHD+ display, Snapdragon 821
- February 27, 2017

What's the improvement in actual image quality, you might ask. The G6 display measures 5.7-inches and also features Dolby Vision technology which increases colour , brightness and contrast. Considering that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are far from ideal, the LG G6 is the best alternative in the market for smartphone users looking to sample the search giant's most advanced voice assistant to date without spending too much. (more...)
Labour loses Copeland in historic defeat; holds Stoke-on-Trent Labour loses Copeland in historic defeat; holds Stoke-on-Trent
- February 27, 2017

Writing in the Sunday Mirror, he says the party could "turn back the Tory tide" if members worked together. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the party's by-election loss in Copeland had been "hugely disappointing". (more...)

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