Science


NASA experts really want to deliver Martian soil to Earth
- April 27, 2018

The deal was endorsed by ESA's David Parker, the head of the Human Exploration and Robotics department within the European Space Agency, and Thomas Zurbuchen, the administrator of the Science Mission Board department within NASA. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that. The mission will aim to collect soil and rock samples from the Red Planet and return them to Earth. (more...)
Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 10 April 2018 Update Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 10 April 2018 Update
- April 27, 2018

Interestingly, Microsoft went to "Spring Creators Update" (the naming was initially spotted in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub) to "Windows 10 April Update", before finally settling for "Windows 10 April 2018 Update ". You may toggle the feature using Quick Actions or by configuring automatic rules, e.g. days and time or when playing games, to enforce it automatically. (more...)
Beijing auto show 2018 Beijing auto show 2018
- April 27, 2018

Ford and other brands showed off some of the dozens of electric SUVs, sedans and other models they say are planned for China. Yale Zhang, the Managing Director of Shanghai-based research firm Auto Foresight, explained the main trends: "The Beijing auto show this year definitely will feature two topics - one is new energy [alternative fuel] vehicles, another is car connection or telematics or even smart cars". (more...)
Apple may have wildly misjudged iPhone X demand Apple may have wildly misjudged iPhone X demand
- April 27, 2018

RED and the iPhone 8 Plus ( PRODUCT) RED are available to pre-order on e-commerce websites. The base variant of the ( PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 with 64GB onboard storage will retail for Rs 67,990 whereas the 128GB variant will retail for Rs 81,500. (more...)
(MSFT) is Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.'s 2nd Largest Position
- April 27, 2018

The institutional investor held 278,424 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.82M, up from 266,573 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foster Dykema Cabot And Inc Ma has 1.91% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 133,205 shares. Asset Advsr Corp reported 273,053 shares stake. (more...)
PS4 Shipments Reach 79 Million As Sony's Gaming Success Soars PS4 Shipments Reach 79 Million As Sony's Gaming Success Soars
- April 27, 2018

Despite this year's big hit films and the vastly improved financials at the pictures division, it severely lags other segments in terms of return on investment (ROI), something that won't have fallen under the radar of new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, the former chief financial officer who took over from Kaz Hirai on April 1. (more...)
Microsoft has leaked the Shadow of the Tomb Raider cinematic trailer Microsoft has leaked the Shadow of the Tomb Raider cinematic trailer
- April 27, 2018

The image was later taken offline, but was thankfully captured by users on Resetera . The trailer lands following yesterday's Shadow of the Tomb Raider leak, where we got a look at some of the screenshots and preorder details . Players will also get three additional weapons/outfits and the original game soundtrack, alongside Season Pass content. We'll be sure to bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available, which should be shortly after the Square Enix press ... (more...)
Apple Finally Launches iTunes in Microsoft Store for Windows 10 Apple Finally Launches iTunes in Microsoft Store for Windows 10
- April 27, 2018

A year ago at its Build conference, Microsoft announced that Apple's iTunes would be coming to the (then-named) Windows Store before the end of 2017 . It might get phased out eventually. It still remains unlikely that Google will bring Chrome to the Microsoft Store , mostly because Microsoft Store apps that browse the web are required to use HTML and JavaScript engines provided by Windows 10 , while Google's Chrome browser uses its own Blink rendering engine. (more...)
Nintendo, Cygames Partner to Make Mobile Games, Dragalia Lost Coming This Summer Nintendo, Cygames Partner to Make Mobile Games, Dragalia Lost Coming This Summer
- April 27, 2018

Cygames is known for the Granblue Fantasy mobile RPG and the Shadowverse card game. In fact, Nintendo has bought 5% of the company. This will occur through a third party provider of its treasury stocks. Since Nintendo announced the partnership with CyberAgent , the profit for the latter has been seen soaring many points. Cygames already has an in-house console game in the form of Project Awakening. (more...)
Trump to visit United Kingdom on 13 July Trump to visit United Kingdom on 13 July
- April 27, 2018

In a sign of the difficulties in dealing with the Trump White House, Number 10 had hoped to co-ordinate releasing details of the trip, but the president's press secretary Sarah Sanders slipped out the information first during a "take your child to work day" event. (more...)
Gionee F205 - Price, Full Specifications & Features at Gadgets Now Gionee F205 - Price, Full Specifications & Features at Gadgets Now
- April 27, 2018

The F205 comes with a price of Rs 8,999, while the S11 Lite is priced at Rs 13,999. Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has launched 2 new smartphones - Gionee F205 and Gionee S11 Lite - in India. Connectivity options on the Gionee F205 include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It doesn't have a fingerprint scanner but it has Face Unlock. (more...)
Nokia X6 Leaks With Display Notch, 19:9 Aspect Ratio Nokia X6 Leaks With Display Notch, 19:9 Aspect Ratio
- April 27, 2018

This week we can add one other smartphone maker to the list, HMD Global, which is making all those hot new Nokia phones. The premium model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost CNY 1799. Concerning the back panel of the device, as we already mentioned above, it is quite similar to the Nokia 7 Plus with dual camera setup and copper accents. (more...)
Marvel's Kevin Feige Teases How 'Captain Marvel' Will Bring Back the '90s Marvel's Kevin Feige Teases How 'Captain Marvel' Will Bring Back the '90s
- April 27, 2018

This isn't the first time Feige has praised the superhero's powers, previously proclaiming that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character in the MCU once she makes her silver-screen debut, but this moment in particular marks the first mention from the studio head of Carol Danvers' origin story being unique. (more...)
Snapchat Launched its Second-Generation Spectacles with Revamped features Snapchat Launched its Second-Generation Spectacles with Revamped features
- April 26, 2018

Spectacles can record 10-second video snippets, which are created to approximate one's natural field of vision. Snap has an interest in the augmented reality market, seen from the company's acquisition of AR startup Cimagine in 2016 and the production of AR filters for its social networking app . (more...)
After Bharti Infratel-Indus merger, tower industry set to see further consolidation After Bharti Infratel-Indus merger, tower industry set to see further consolidation
- April 26, 2018

Bharti Airtel has already sold a 10% stake in Infratel to a private equity consortium of KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and had been in talks with them to sell more, but those talks are in cold storage now. The new Indus Towers Board will have 11 members - three each from Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, one from KKR or Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and four independent members. (more...)
Carson's HUD Will Triple Rents On Low-Income Households Carson's HUD Will Triple Rents On Low-Income Households
- April 26, 2018

Recipients of federal housing assistance now spend 30 percent of their adjusted income on housing or pay $50 minimum monthly rent - whichever is greater - with subsidies picking up the rest. But tenants' rights advocates are highly critical, with one calling the plan "a war on low-income people". Carson said some tenants have found loopholes into the system, so he wants to "level the playing field". (more...)
Time to Reconsider Dominos Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) After Less Short Sellers? Time to Reconsider Dominos Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) After Less Short Sellers?
- April 26, 2018

The stock of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc . (NASDAQ:ANGI) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 8. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 23 with "Sector Perform". (NYSE:RRTS) on Wednesday, December 21 with "Buy" rating . Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. (more...)
New Gmail Introduces Self Destruct Emails And The Option To Snooze Them New Gmail Introduces Self Destruct Emails And The Option To Snooze Them
- April 26, 2018

To use Confidential mode , click the small lock icon in the New Message window. In case you don't like it and want to roll back to the old design, click the gear icon and choose " Go back to classic Gmail " option . Plus, Gmail will start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about based on how often you've opened those newsletters or interacted with them. (more...)
Sensex zooms 212 pts, Nifty tops 10600; bank stocks rise Sensex zooms 212 pts, Nifty tops 10600; bank stocks rise
- April 26, 2018

The Nifty50 index added 47 points, or 0.45 per cent to close the day at 10,618. In the Nifty50 pack, Yes Bank was the top gainer followed by HUL and TCS, which rose 2.20 per cent and 1.99 per cent respectively. On Thursday, Asian indices were showing a mixed trend. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5 percent to 22,319.61 and South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.1 percent to 2,475.64 after Samsung reported better than expected earnings. (more...)
Expect To See Unskippable Ads On Snapchat Soon Expect To See Unskippable Ads On Snapchat Soon
- April 26, 2018

Earlier, Snapchat has redesigned its app but the users do not like it very much. Snapchat's infamous redesign, which caused an uproar among users, may not be here to stay after all - at least not in its complete form. A report from Recode , however, now says that Snapchat is planning to revert one of the redesign's biggest changes... Even though it tried to ignore the petition and the criticism that surrounded the original change, a Snap spokesman said "We are always listening ... (more...)

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