Science


Google BLOCKS YouTube Access Inside Amazon Fire TV Google BLOCKS YouTube Access Inside Amazon Fire TV
- December 07, 2017

They point out that Amazon does not have the Prime Video app for Google Chromecast devices and its website does not sell Google products like the Chromecast and Google Home. Offering access to thousands of the latest movies and TV programmes, you can stream content on demand or, find Prime offers to enable you to buy and keep your favourite shows. (more...)
Airtel joins hands with Intex to launch cheaper 4G smartphones at 1649 Airtel joins hands with Intex to launch cheaper 4G smartphones at 1649
- December 07, 2017

Earlier, the operator had partnered with Karbonn Mobiles and Celkon to launch affordable 4G smartphones . People will have to pay Rs 3,149 to purchase Intex Aqua Lions N1 , and they'll get Rs 1,500 cashback over a period of three years, bringing down the price of the phone to Rs 1,649. (more...)
Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps From Web Store, Moves to PWAs Google Shuts Down Chrome Apps From Web Store, Moves to PWAs
- December 07, 2017

Back in August past year, Google announced that it would be shuttering down the apps section in the Chrome Web Store . It will wait until Desktop PWAs become available to install in 2018. PWAs already work on the Chrome app for Android devices. Progressive Web Apps are not Chrome-specific. Google removes apps from Chrome web browser. (more...)
Astronomers observe most-distant supermassive black hole yet discovered Astronomers observe most-distant supermassive black hole yet discovered
- December 07, 2017

The black hole sits in the center of an ultrabright quasar, the light of which was emitted just 690 million years after the Big Bang. According to our current understanding, it should take more than 690 million years for a supermassive black hole to accrue the mass of 800 million Suns, so the researchers suggest there must be another unknown mechanism at work. (more...)
The next Huawei phone might pack a triple-lens 40MP camera The next Huawei phone might pack a triple-lens 40MP camera
- December 07, 2017

Firstly, the name is shown as the Huawei PCE series which could be a new naming convention for its mainstream flagship or perhaps it's a new photography-centric series like ASUS ZenFone Zoom. The triple lens could also produce even sharper pictures. Huawei has worked with camera company Leica ever since last year's P9, giving it a serious edge over the likes of Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. (more...)
Virtual Keyboard App Reveals Data Of 31m Android Users Virtual Keyboard App Reveals Data Of 31m Android Users
- December 07, 2017

The database, which appeared to contain information exclusively from Android users, belonged to AI.type co-founder Eitan Fitusi . Considering the unsecured database was accessed by malicious actors or hackers who are always on the prowl, those mobile device user who downloaded the Ai.Type virtual keyboard app have had all of their phone data exposed publicly online. (more...)
Potentially Habitable Exoplanet K2-18b Found To Have Super-Earth Neighbor Potentially Habitable Exoplanet K2-18b Found To Have Super-Earth Neighbor
- December 07, 2017

On top of this, the team also discovered that this planet-K2-18b-has another, similar world hiding behind it. They found the planet is mostly rock with a gassy atmosphere, just like earth, but more research is needed to be sure. Alternatively, the planet could be made up of water encased in a thick crust of ice. "It was while looking through the data of K2-18b that we noticed something unusual", he said . (more...)
Tax havens are blacklisted by EU
- December 07, 2017

The 17 countries that could potentially face sanctions for failing to bring their standards in line with the EU's published requirements, are South Korea , Panama , Bahrain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, as well as Barbados, Samoa , American Samoa, Grenada, Guam , Macau, the Marshall Islands , Mongolia, Namibia , Palau, St. (more...)
Valve is ending support for Steam purchases in Bitcoin Valve is ending support for Steam purchases in Bitcoin
- December 07, 2017

The company cited the volatility in the value of the digital currency and high fees as the main reasons why it dropped support for Bitcoin. The statement announcing the decision reads, in part, "At this point, it has become untenable to support Bitcoin as a payment option". (more...)
Bridge Constructor Portal will likely take over your life on December 20 Bridge Constructor Portal will likely take over your life on December 20
- December 06, 2017

The game's trailer seems to have leaked, and while there is a new Portal something coming, it's not Portal 3. The new Portal version throws in portals too . And even if there was a game called that none of the original three writers still work at Valve, so it would never be the same. Instead of Portal 3, we are getting a collaboration game from the developer of Bridge Constructor , Clockstone Software, and Valve. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch tomorrow, price leaks Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch tomorrow, price leaks
- December 06, 2017

The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will also come with the latest MIUI 9 out of the box, which is already confirmed by Xiaomi in the MIUI forums. In terms of rumoured specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 would feature a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a 2160x1080 pixels resolution. (more...)
Amazon Prive Video is Finally Available for Apple TV Amazon Prive Video is Finally Available for Apple TV
- December 06, 2017

Amazon Prime Video has finally landed on Apple TV, around six months after Tim Cook first said it was coming. Given the benefit to both Prime Video and Apple TV users, it's good to see they can agree on at least one thing. The new Prime Video app is now available to download for the Apple TV, you can find out more details about the app over at iTunes at the link below. (more...)
Apple: iOS 11 is now running on 59 percent of devices Apple: iOS 11 is now running on 59 percent of devices
- December 06, 2017

The European market share was 35.3%, up from 30.1%. After a few and negligible cosmetic changes to its iPhone lineup, Apple finally announced its iPhone X in September and officially released the smartphone on November 3. the flagship iPhone 7 from 2016", said Dominic Sunnebo, Global Business Unit Director for Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Google has finally pushed out a Gmail iOS update that adds support for the iPhone X's handsome, slightly unusual display. (more...)
RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged
- December 06, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate unchanged at a more than seven-year low of 6.00 percent on Wednesday after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus. The uncertainty about India's fiscal management is being further exacerbated as the government is due to unveil its budget for the next fiscal year in early February, before the RBI's next meeting. (more...)
Investec Asset Management LTD Trims Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- December 06, 2017

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. Northeast Investment Management's holdings in NVIDIA were worth $5,380,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Riley & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 17 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAO) on Monday, October 9 with "Outperform" rating. (more...)
Sicart Associates LLC Cuts Holdings in Intel Corporation
- December 06, 2017

It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500. Lombard Odier Asset Management Europe Ltd decreased its stake in Intel Corp (Call) ( INTC ) by 98.47% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 1st. The firm has "Buy" rating by Needham given on Friday, October 27. (more...)
Instagram Combats Animal Cruelty By Banning Selfies With Exotic Animals Instagram Combats Animal Cruelty By Banning Selfies With Exotic Animals
- December 05, 2017

The move comes not long after a group of high-profile conservation photographers launched their Photographers Against Wildlife Crime project in an effort to combat animal exploitation. "We care about our community, including the animals and the wildlife that are an important part of the platform", Instagram spokeswoman Emily Cain told National Geographic . (more...)
PayPal acquisition TIO Networks leaked 1.6 million customer details in breach PayPal acquisition TIO Networks leaked 1.6 million customer details in breach
- December 05, 2017

TIO Networks , a bill-payment platform PayPal acquired over the summer, announced a security vulnerability may have affected the personal information of some 1.6 million customers, according to multiple media reports. "We will continue to communicate important updates to customers". PayPal recently suspended TIO Networks' operations as it found the latter's platform not compatible with its information security standards. (more...)
Google releases December Security Bulletin for Android, KRACK fix included Google releases December Security Bulletin for Android, KRACK fix included
- December 05, 2017

That of course only applies if you're using a Pixel or recent Nexus device, specifically the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL , Pixel, Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 5X , or Nexus 6P , but if you're rocking any of them keep an eye out for the update. (more...)
Rumor: Apple May Be Working On An Even Cheaper iPad for 2018 Rumor: Apple May Be Working On An Even Cheaper iPad for 2018
- December 05, 2017

Sources say that the cheap iPad production will most likely be outsourced to Compal Electronics, while the PCB orders will be given to Compeq and Unitech Printed Circuit Board. Apple has been aggressively pushing its iPad range with cheaper prices on the regular variant and major yearly updates for the iPad Pro. With iOS 11 now out and bringing tablet-focused features like split-view multitasking and drag-and-drop, the iPad is closer to being your PC substitute than ever before. (more...)

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