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LG K30 makes budget-friendly USA debut on T LG K30 makes budget-friendly USA debut on T
- May 05, 2018

The K30 comes with a 5.3-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. It's powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset from Qualcomm, aided by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage , of which 23.65GB are user accessible. Its connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and Micro-USB. The K10 has nearly the same specs as the K30 but has a smaller 2800 mAh battery . (more...)
Apple (AAPL) PT Raised to $161.00 Apple (AAPL) PT Raised to $161.00
- May 05, 2018

The new iPhone X is the first to feature a curved OLED display, biometric technology such as the Face ID and optically stabilized dual cameras. This year the scuttlebutt from industry sources was that the iPhone X was a flop , and that Apple's status in the Chinese phone market was shaky. (more...)
Okagbare finishes second in Doha Diamond League Okagbare finishes second in Doha Diamond League
- May 05, 2018

Earlier, Qatar's Abdellelah Haroun claimed second position in the 400m after clocking 44.50, behind Bahamian Steven Gardiner who stormed to victory with a world leading time of 43.87s. Steven Gardiner was a dominant victor in the 400m as he broke the meeting and Bahamas records with 43.87 to beat Abdalleleh Haroun with 44.50 and Isaac Makwala with 44.92, while USA's Noah Lyles stormed down the home straight to secure 200m success with a meeting record and PB of 19.83 ahead of Jereem Richards ... (more...)
Teen Finalists On NASA Competition Want Clean Water In Public Schools Teen Finalists On NASA Competition Want Clean Water In Public Schools
- May 05, 2018

Though Sharrieff, Skinner and Snell were popular on social media, racking up votes highlighting their work, anonymous posters on 4chan said the trio's work did not deserve to be among the finalists, adding that the African-American community only supported them because of their race. (more...)
Nasa InSight: Mars rover hunts for answers on Earth's formation Nasa InSight: Mars rover hunts for answers on Earth's formation
- May 05, 2018

InSight will go deep beneath the surface of Mars , studying indicators of how the terrestrial planet possibly formed. Measuring nearly 16 feet, the probe will help scientists track the flow of heat through Mars' interior. During a pre-launch briefing, First Lieutenant Kristina Williams of the 30th Space Wing, the Weather Officer for the launch, reckoned that there was an 80 per cent chance that the launch would be shrouded in fog, which would be disappointing for viewers but not a ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X foldable and transparent display smartphones spotted Samsung Galaxy X foldable and transparent display smartphones spotted
- May 04, 2018

The screens are allegedly getting bigger, though, with the S10 and S10 Plus tipped to feature 5.8in and 6.3in panels, respectively, 0.03in and 0.08in larger than their predecessors. However, Samsung does not want that device and their Galaxy S10 to compete for the spotlight. Other specifications are not yet known, but probably there will be a Snapdragon 855, which is expected to be released this year. (more...)
Chrome Will Now Learn Your Browsing Preferences Before Muting Sites Chrome Will Now Learn Your Browsing Preferences Before Muting Sites
- May 04, 2018

It also means if you have played videos on a particular website, Google will remember your choice in the future and allow videos on that website to autoplay with sound. But wait, you say - I've just started using Chrome, so how will Google know what I prefer? The software blocks inferior ads outlined in standards developed by the Coalition for Better Ads. (more...)
NASA built a compact nuclear reactor to aid future space exploration NASA built a compact nuclear reactor to aid future space exploration
- May 04, 2018

Its developers expect that four of the Kilopower units would provide more than enough power for a future lunar or Martian outpost. KRUSTY is now part of the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) in Washington. 'When we go to the moon, and eventually on to Mars, we are likely going to need large power sources and not rely on the sun, ' Jim Reuter, Nasa's acting associate administrator for space technology, explained Wednesday during a news briefing at Glenn Research Centre in Cleveland, ... (more...)
Nokia 6.1 (2018) Arrives in US May 6, Priced at Just $269 Nokia 6.1 (2018) Arrives in US May 6, Priced at Just $269
- May 04, 2018

While some retailers may have jumped the gun on the matter, today the Finnish company has announced the official availability details for the Nokia 6 (2018 ) in the USA market. For photography, there's a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+12-megapixel), and a 16-megapixel selfie snapper up front. As for the official debut , Nokia is expected to launch the Nokia X at an event in Beijing on May 16 . (more...)
Instagram launches payment app for online purchase Instagram launches payment app for online purchase
- May 04, 2018

TechCrunch reader Genady Okrain tipped the publication off to a new feature that Instagram quietly launched, which comes in the form of a native payments system used for commerce. Instagram says you can expect direct payments for things like movie tickets through the app. Keep in mind this feature is different from Instagram's Shoppable tags , which do bring you to a third-party site in order to check-out. (more...)
BSNL vs Jio vs Airtel BSNL vs Jio vs Airtel
- May 04, 2018

In some circles, the Rs 348 recharge with 2.5GB data is still valid. Check all details and benefits. This update comes right after Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular upgraded their prepaid plans. However, post revision, Vodafone prepaid customers doing a recharge of ₹349 are now offered 3 GB of 3G/4G data per day for 28 days which translates to a total of 84 GB of data for the validity period - a total increase of 14 GB of data . (more...)
Facebook Fed 3.5Bn Instagram Photos to Its Image Recognition Machine Facebook Fed 3.5Bn Instagram Photos to Its Image Recognition Machine
- May 04, 2018

Most of the photos had hashtags or user descriptions. According to the paper, Facebook's algorithm was able to identify 85.4% of photos correctly, the highest level the company has achieved to date - thanks to all your Instagram hashtags. (more...)
Rare 3D fossil reveals first bird beaks had teeth Rare 3D fossil reveals first bird beaks had teeth
- May 04, 2018

However, it also resembled some of the fiercer, yet smaller dinosaurs, such as the velociraptor , due to its sharp teeth and strong jaw. It seems that the key to finding that answer are the so-called stem birds. "At its origin, the beak was a precision grasping mechanism that served as a surrogate hand as the hands transformed into wings", Bhullar said in a Yale University news release. (more...)
Console manufacturers are under fire from the FTC for illegal warranty practices Console manufacturers are under fire from the FTC for illegal warranty practices
- May 04, 2018

Aside from Microsoft , Sony , and Nintendo , the other companies named were Hyundai, HTC , and ASUS . That 30 day deadline is coming up fast, as the FTC sent the letters on 9th April, threatening legal action if the companies were found to still be in violation. (more...)
Hawaiʻi County Preparing for Possible Eruption on Kilauea's East Rift Zone Hawaiʻi County Preparing for Possible Eruption on Kilauea's East Rift Zone
- May 03, 2018

Hawaii County's Civil Defense is advising residents in Leilani Estates, Nanawale Estates, and near the coastal area of Kapoho to be prepared to evacuate because of a possible eruption. "Based on the location of current seismicity, the region downrift of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, including the area east of Highway 130, remains the most likely location should an outbreak occur". (more...)
Apple Watch saves an 18-year old girl's life in Florida Apple Watch saves an 18-year old girl's life in Florida
- May 03, 2018

Peter Chang, chief medical informatics officer at Tampa General Hospital . About 31 percent say they use fitness trackers to keep track of their heart rate. Doctors performed the surgery and he survived. Deanna Recktenwald was hospitalized with a genetic condition and kidney failure. Recently it was reported that an Apple Watch played a role in saving the life of a teen where an alert of an abnormally high heart rate resulted in the teen being diagnosed with chronic kidney ... (more...)
Arrow Season 7 Will Lose a Series Regular Arrow Season 7 Will Lose a Series Regular
- May 03, 2018

Those are only a couple of the changes that have occurred on Arrow this season. According to Entertainment Weekly , the specifics as to how Lance will be written out "are being kept under wraps", but I can't help turning my head toward one Ricardo Diaz. (more...)
710-hp Brabham BT62 supercar produces more downforce than its own weight 710-hp Brabham BT62 supercar produces more downforce than its own weight
- May 03, 2018

As for power, it could use the same naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V8 engine, though it might not be able to match the full 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 492 pound-feet (667 Newton-meters) of torque of the racer. 'I set out 12 years ago to re-establish the iconic Brabham name, determined to see it return to global competition, ' said David at the launch. The team we have in place, and the vision it shares, provides a solid platform for Brabham Automotive to execute its long-term business ... (more...)
Healthy Living: Sunscreen ban in Hawaii to protect coral reefs Healthy Living: Sunscreen ban in Hawaii to protect coral reefs
- May 03, 2018

Senate Bill 2571 SD2 HD2 CD1 , if signed into law by Governor David Ige, "bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider to preserve marine ecosystems". (more...)
What Stephen Hawking's Last Theory Has To Say About The Universe What Stephen Hawking's Last Theory Has To Say About The Universe
- May 03, 2018

That stated that the universe didn't have what we could understand as a beginning, because the singularity that existed pre-Big Bang had no initial time or space boundaries. I personally felt this might be the conclusion of our journey, but I never told him", recounts the Belgian professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. (more...)

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