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Speedy Underwater Data Cable Linking Spain, Virginia Coasts Is Complete Speedy Underwater Data Cable Linking Spain, Virginia Coasts Is Complete
- September 23, 2017

For Microsoft, the cable will help it improve its various cloud services, such as Azure, Office 365, Skype and Xbox Live. Global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius, a subsidiary of telecom provider Telefónica, joined as the third partner to manage the construction process and operate the cable. (more...)
High-energy cosmic rays are extragalactic visitors from beyond our Milky Way High-energy cosmic rays are extragalactic visitors from beyond our Milky Way
- September 23, 2017

But it's very rare for cosmic rays above 2 joules to reach Earth - there's only about one per square kilometre per year - which means you need an observatory that covers a lot of ground to pick up a significant number of rays . When it comes back online, we'll start to get even closer to where exactly these cosmic rays are coming from. 'The sun emits low-energy cosmic ray particles that are detected here on Earth, but they are nowhere near as high energy as the particles detected at the ... (more...)
Google honours Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee with doodle on birth centenary Google honours Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee with doodle on birth centenary
- September 23, 2017

Chatterjee primarily studied the medicinal properties of plants native to India". Dr Asima not only completed her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry, but she also went on to receive a Doctorate of Science. In 1947 she left for the U. Parks, University of Wisconsin, on Naturally Occurring Glycosides, with Professor L. Over the years she has been a recipient of numerous awards, like the CV Raman award, PC Ray award and the SS Bhatnagar award. (more...)
PUBG creators are unhappy with Fortnite: Battle Royale, considering PUBG creators are unhappy with Fortnite: Battle Royale, considering "further action"
- September 23, 2017

Bluehole, Inc., developers of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS ( PUBG ), aren't taking kindly to the newly announced Fortnite: Battle Royale and is considering taking further action against Epic Games. This mode is set to release September 26th. This is a co-op sandbox survival game that will be free to play across all platforms. I have been playing the game ever since PUBG first came out on Steam as an early access title and I have seen the game grow into what it is today. (more...)
How to Get Started With Control Center in iOS 11 How to Get Started With Control Center in iOS 11
- September 23, 2017

Location Services and Continuity features , such as Handoff and Instant Hotspot, will also continue to work even if you've toggled off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth . Others simply do it because they figure it will extend their battery ... which they won't if they use the switches in Control Center. So for instance, if you tape the Wi-Fi button in Control Center, the iPhone, iPad will get disconnected from the current network. (more...)
IPhone 8 Plus has the best smartphone camera IPhone 8 Plus has the best smartphone camera
- September 23, 2017

The photo score is 96 while the video score is 89. It also ranks the highest for video quality along with the HTC U11 . Low-light photography, something the the iPhones in the past have struggled to get right, has also improved with the iPhone 8 series, and DxOMark notes that improvements to the image signal processor (ISP) significantly improves bokeh and zoom captures with the iPhone 8 Plus. (more...)
OSIRIS REx team passes the test in Tucson OSIRIS REx team passes the test in Tucson
- September 23, 2017

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, launched in 2016, is now on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. OSIRIS-REx is the third of NASA's New Frontiers missions, the first being New Horizons which flew by Pluto and its moons in 2015 and is now on its way to visit 2014 MU69 - a Kuiper Belt object - on January 1, 2019. (more...)
Overwatch is free for the next few days Overwatch is free for the next few days
- September 23, 2017

The Overwatch free weekend is starting soon on Xbox One , PlayStation 4 , and PC. The Overwatch free weekend gives players access to all of the game's 25 heroes and 16 maps in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. (more...)
Intex Launched Aqua Lions 2 Smartphone with Android Nougat | Check Price & Specifications Intex Launched Aqua Lions 2 Smartphone with Android Nougat | Check Price & Specifications
- September 22, 2017

The smartphone is available across leading retail stores in the country. Dubbed Intex Aqua Lions 2, the smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with 4G VoLTE support. The device comes out of the box with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, but nothing is mentioned about the further updates. The onboard storage is limited to 32GB which can be extended further upto a maximum of 32GB via microSD card slot. (more...)
IPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus Singaporean pricing IPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus Singaporean pricing
- September 22, 2017

Few people showed up at Apple stores in China when the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus arrived, forcing staff to remove crowd control barricades. If you head over to Apple's online store now, you can probably get yourself the brand new iPhone 8 within a week, which is another reason not so many people will be queuing up overnight for the new phones. (more...)
Apple's 4K Movies Are For Streaming Only, Not Download Apple's 4K Movies Are For Streaming Only, Not Download
- September 22, 2017

This is because the device now doesn't support Google's VP9 codec, relying instead on H.264/HEVC. In better Apple news, grocery store chain ALDI announces that its almost 1700 stores across the USA now accept Apple Pay. It appears the only guarantee customers have is downloading an HD copy of purchased movies to their devices. YouTube uses the VP9 video format for its 4K videos , which the Apple TV doesn't support. (more...)
Baidu speeds ahead with $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving Baidu speeds ahead with $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving
- September 22, 2017

It also announced the release of Apollo 1.5, the latest iteration of the company's Apollo open-source autonomous vehicle software. According to a statement from the firm, newly joined members include Hyundai Motor, ROS, ESD electronics, Neousys Technology, and autonomous driving start-ups such as Momenta and iDriver+ Technologies. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Lite could feature two dual-camera combos Huawei Mate 10 Lite could feature two dual-camera combos
- September 22, 2017

Let us take a closer look at the Huawei Maimang 6. The Huawei Maimang 6 has just been announced for the Chinese market for now. It is powered by a 2.36 GHz Octa-core Kirin 659 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. In addition to that, the phone comes with a rear fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM compatibility, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2. Two in the front and two on the back. (more...)
Global Extinction Event Coming In 2100, MIT Professor Says Global Extinction Event Coming In 2100, MIT Professor Says
- September 22, 2017

Rothman searched through hundreds of published geochemistry papers and identified that 31 events in 542 million years witness an unavoidable change in Earth's carbon cycle . Then he scoured through a plethora of geochemical studies to find instances where major disruptions occurred in our planet's carbon cycle. Such rapid absorption of carbon can wreak havoc on marine habitats as ocean temperatures rise, oxygen levels fall and acidification intensifies. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Info Teased For Next Week Red Dead Redemption 2 Info Teased For Next Week
- September 22, 2017

Despite its name, Red Dead Redemption 2 is actually the third game in Rockstar's western series, following its predecessor and PS2 title Red Dead Revolver. The game was originally slated to release Fall 2017 but was delayed to Spring 2018 to ensure the experience lived up to players' expectations. It will be interesting to see whether Rockstar will announce any tie-ins to the upcoming Xbox One X. (more...)
Hubble Spots Unusual Binary Asteroid in Main Belt Hubble Spots Unusual Binary Asteroid in Main Belt
- September 22, 2017

The images revealed that it was actually not a single object, but two asteroids of nearly the same mass and size, orbiting each other at a distance of about 60 miles (100 km). The main-belt comets are those that orbit amongst the numerous asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. The aging Hubble Space Telescope was trained on 288P, and the newly released images indicate this is a new type of object. (more...)
Japan Moves Missile Interceptor Under Flight Paths of North Korean Missiles Japan Moves Missile Interceptor Under Flight Paths of North Korean Missiles
- September 22, 2017

The warplanes were dispatched after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over northern Japan on Thursday, triggering a widespread emergency alert for those who call the region home. Experts say, however, that America is yet to demonstrate that its Aegis and Thaad systems could shoot down a salvo of four intermediate-range missiles aimed at Japan or the United States garrison island of Guam.... (more...)
North Korea says it may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific North Korea says it may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific
- September 22, 2017

Meanwhile, South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, is meeting Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly - an annual event, bringing together leaders of the UN's 193 member states. "We seek. a complete denuclearization of North Korea ", the president said. It was not immediately clear whether North Korea was planning such an action. (more...)
Apple's New Watch Has Big Problems
- September 22, 2017

But as Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch is encountering connectivity problems before its launch, Apple really need to work on this issue at the earliest. Lauren Goode of tech news website The Verge wrote that while trying out the new Apple Watch she experience "notable connectivity issues", with the device trying to link with unknown WiFi hot-spots instead of a telecommunications network. (more...)
Tag: Vivo X20 Plus Price Tag: Vivo X20 Plus Price
- September 22, 2017

Face Wake face unlock feature is said to unlock the smartphone in just 0.1 seconds. Vivo X20 packs a 3245 mAh battery and Vivo X20 Plus is packed with 3905mAh battery . In addition to a fingerprint sensor, the Vivo X20 and X20 Plus also come with facial recognition technology. As you can see in the image below, the bezels around the display are very thin, resulting in a high screen-to-body ratio. (more...)

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