Science


Scientists Find Thick Ice Below the Surface of Mars Scientists Find Thick Ice Below the Surface of Mars
- January 12, 2018

When NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft arrived on the planet in 2001, it found traces of hydrogen on the red planet through its gamma-ray spectrometer. Transporting water would be expensive: the heavier the payload atop a rocket, the more fuel is needed, which in turn increases the cost. It has been known for some time that some locations on Mars have water ice just below the surface - but until now, there has been no accurate way to know just how much. (more...)
Nintendo Released almost a Dozen Big New Games for Switch Nintendo Released almost a Dozen Big New Games for Switch
- January 12, 2018

No specific release date was mentioned, but it is now planned for sometime during the year. Aegislash is coming to Pokken Tournament . The DLC will be available this Spring. There's local and online co-op, full touch-screen support, and HD rumble to enhance the feel of weapon recoil. On the first-party side, Nintendo announced Kirby Star Allies will arrive for the Switch on March 16th, while the new title Mario Tennis Aces is slated for release sometime in the Spring. (more...)
Honda Details 50 MPG 2019 Insight Hybrid Honda Details 50 MPG 2019 Insight Hybrid
- January 12, 2018

Honda has received a fair bit of flak for its infotainment system lately, but it promises more intuitive, smartphone-like features and functionality this round, including customisable app tiles and home-screen shortcuts, along with available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and WiFi-enabled over-the-air system updates. (more...)
Square Enix details Dissidia Final Fantasy NT's upcoming season pass contents Square Enix details Dissidia Final Fantasy NT's upcoming season pass contents
- January 12, 2018

The game was quite polarizing when it originally released back in 2016, because a lot of people felt as if the story was kind of slow starting out, and then three quarters of the way through it took a really, really, dark turn. The Collector's Edition features an official Collector's Edition Steelbook with the original soundtrack, a five-piece Judge Masters Bust Set, six-card art set and a digital download code for the game. (more...)
Skype introduces Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption Skype introduces Private Conversations with end-to-end encryption
- January 12, 2018

This is an additional layer of security for conversations and is only available for one-on-one chats. The new feature is now out in preview for Skype Insiders . Microsoft does hand over some people's details and chat logs where "legally required and technically feasible", Mark Gillett, the company's chief operating officer said at the time. (more...)
SpaceX says rocket performed OK in secret satellite launch SpaceX says rocket performed OK in secret satellite launch
- January 12, 2018

However, SpaceX never officially confirmed the success of the mission. However, cameras did not follow stage two of the rocket, and reports suggest Zuma may not have reached its final orbit. The launch was initially supposed to take place in November but was postponed so the California-based company could take a closer look at potential problems with the fairing, or the nose cone part of the rocket that protects the payload. (more...)
Google drops YouTube star Logan Paul Google drops YouTube star Logan Paul
- January 12, 2018

Logan Paul has been punished by YouTube this week over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is known to be a. YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the U.S. Things aren't all lost for Paul though, for the vlogger can still look to monetize his videos via the YouTube Partner Program. Now Google is also planning to spend extra efforts vetting those videos as a response to advertisers who expressed concerns about the content ... (more...)
House votes to renew surveillance powers revealed by Snowden House votes to renew surveillance powers revealed by Snowden
- January 12, 2018

Although controversial, officials from Democratic and Republican administrations have argued the eavesdropping tool is vital to counterterrorism and counterespionage efforts and has saved lives - an argument echoed by Trump's own White House . (more...)
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch
- January 11, 2018

Hyrule Warriors originally came to Wii U in 2014. We learned today that Nintendo is going to continue this trend of porting old Wii U games over to the Switch, as it announced two more games today during its Direct Mini broadcast. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. There's not a ton of detail as of now, but the Switch version will feature co-op via Joy-Cons for the entire adventure and this mode will feature Funky ... (more...)
Cambridge-based Redux bought by Google Cambridge-based Redux bought by Google
- January 11, 2018

Google has quietly bought a United Kingdom startup named Redux that uses vibrations to turn phone and tablet displays into speakers, reports Bloomberg . The Pixel 2 in particular had very thick bezels that's very much the same size as its predecessor. However, there are knock-on benefits inside the phone, too, which could have other advantages. (more...)
The World Ends With You Final Remix Blasts Onto Switch in 2018 The World Ends With You Final Remix Blasts Onto Switch in 2018
- January 11, 2018

The Switch version will be out later this year and feature reworked touch controls and the option to play with the Joy-Cons, as well as a whole new scenario to play through. Lasting a little under 15 minutes, we thought we would write up all the juicy details in case you just don't like videos . The World Ends with You: Final Remix has been updated for the Switch, and will also include "a sizable new scenario that gets right to the heart of the story". (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey to get free 'Luigi's Balloon World' add-on
- January 11, 2018

The first is called Hide It , which gives players 30 seconds to hide balloons throughout the world. In Hide It mode, players have 30 seconds to try and place a balloon somewhere in the various locales of Super Mario Odyssey , from nooks and crannies, to acrobatic leaps of faith. (more...)
Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts
- January 11, 2018

The company taking over the Chinese iCloud operations is Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD). Apple started informing its Chinese iCloud users from Wednesday, with data transferred and uploaded to the new database automatically. According to a new report, the migration of iCloud accounts is also affecting a number of accounts that were opened in the US, are paid for with USA dollars, and are connected with US -based App Store accounts. (more...)
Ford unveils Edge ST Performance SUV Ford unveils Edge ST Performance SUV
- January 11, 2018

For example, the Blue Oval has chose to showcase there - in front of the worldwide audience of the North American International Auto Show - the updated Ford Edge midsize SUV, complete with the all-new introduction of the ST version. In the US Ford has also improved the standard kit list on the Edge , but it's not yet know if that will be reflected on United Kingdom models. SYNC with AppLinkā„¢, an enhanced voice-recognition communications and entertainment system, is also standard. (more...)
Mobile offers BOGO deal on iPhone 8, $700 off for iPhone X Mobile offers BOGO deal on iPhone 8, $700 off for iPhone X
- January 11, 2018

And when traveling, you'll get free texting all flight long and a free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi on Gogo-equipped domestic flights, plus free data roaming in 140+ countries and destinations . For customers searching just one new smartphone, T-Mobile is offering a $150 rebate on Samsung and LG flagships, including the Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, and more. (more...)
Overwatch League's Streaming Deal With Twitch Reportedly Worth At Least $90M Overwatch League's Streaming Deal With Twitch Reportedly Worth At Least $90M
- January 10, 2018

Next, there will be Playoffs and Grand Finals. It's a big move for Amazon-owned Twitch and according to Sports Business Daily could cost it somewhere in the region of $90 million, making it one of the biggest deals ever in esports. You can find more about it here. Each Overwatch League Skin costs 100 League Tokens which costs $5 Dollars. The first regular-season games will be played later today, with the Pacific Division teams facing off: San Francisco Shock vs. (more...)
Lenovo Announces Miix 630 2-in-1 Detachable Windows 10 S Tablet Lenovo Announces Miix 630 2-in-1 Detachable Windows 10 S Tablet
- January 10, 2018

In the memory department, Lenovo Miix 630 comes with either 4 or 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS flash storage. Lenovo has announced the Miix 630, the company's latest Windows 10 S 2-in-1 detachable that delivers the power and productivity of a laptop and the always on, always connected mobility of a smartphone. (more...)
Fingerprint scanning smartphone, new offering from Vivo Fingerprint scanning smartphone, new offering from Vivo
- January 10, 2018

According to Synaptics estimates, almost 70 million units of in-display fingerprint sensors will be available for various manufacturers in 2018. We and the rest of them were wrong because it was not Samsung, but Vivo that has introduced something great at CES 2018. (more...)
Call of Duty WW2 Zombies The Darkest Shore DLC Trailer Breakdown Call of Duty WW2 Zombies The Darkest Shore DLC Trailer Breakdown
- January 10, 2018

Main antagonist Doktor Straub returns, unleashing new zombies which Activision promises will be " more cunning, quick, and even more bloodthirsty than before ". The Resistance lands on PS4 on January 30th, followed by Xbox One and PC releases in February, with it being included in the season pass as well as a standalone purchase. (more...)
Pizza Hut, Toyota Team to Explore Fully-Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Pizza Hut, Toyota Team to Explore Fully-Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
- January 10, 2018

Launch partners include Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber, who will collaborate on vehicle planning, application concepts and vehicle verification activities. and other areas are expected to begin in the same year to which it will partner with Pizza Hut, Amazon, and ridesharing giants Didi and Uber. Toyota revealed the e-Palette, an autonomous concept vehicle, at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas on Monday. (more...)

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