Sci-tech

Facebook reports spike in violent content

Facebook reports spike in violent content This report covers Facebook's enforcement efforts between October 2017 to March 2018, and it covers six areas: graphic violence , adult nudity and sexual activity , terrorist propaganda, hate speech , spam and fake accounts . It attributed the increase to "improvements in our ability to find violating content using photo-detection technology, which detects both old content and newly posted ... [Full Article...]

HTC is working on a blockchain-powered smartphone for a decentralised future

HTC is working on a blockchain-powered smartphone for a decentralised future Either way, add HTC to the list of companies interested in finding profit from the subject with it's new Exodus , ostensibly a decentralized , blockchain and buzzword-packed marketing experience that may also be a phone. HTC has rivals the race for the world's first Blockchain smartphone. Phil would oversee blockchain developments at HTC. Others, including Huawei, have announced that it will als... [Full Article...]

EU's Barnier: No big progress on Brexit since March

EU's Barnier: No big progress on Brexit since March Barnier's statement has come before a government Brexit meeting, called by the British Prime Minister on May 15. "More work is needed to prepare for the UK's orderly withdrawal..." "We are concerned that there is no clear stance, no clear position from the British". [Full Article...]

This Bright Supermassive Black Hole Eats a Sun Every Two Days

This Bright Supermassive Black Hole Eats a Sun Every Two Days However, the supermassive black hole is at a distance of 12 billion light-years, meaning that what the astronomers saw happened 12 billion years ago. Wolf and his colleagues. If this shining, feeding black hole, also called a quasar , were at the center of our Milky Way, it would likely make Earth uninhabitable due to the X-rays emitted by it, Wolf added in the Australian National Universi... [Full Article...]

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer is here, The Wasteland is One Crazy Drug!

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer is here, The Wasteland is One Crazy Drug! That said, I'm wondering if they'll be sticking to the same game engine or switching it out to the IDTech 6 engine that powered DOOM (2016), and Wolfenstein II games. He can also charge his weapons with these Nanotrites to make them much more powerful. Throughout the course of the game, he'll also learn to apply his Nanotrite abilities to his weapons, which will allow him to "unleash absolute ... [Full Article...]

Apple Music surpasses 50 million subscribers, sort of

Apple Music surpasses 50 million subscribers, sort of While products like the iPhone and iPad are designed in the US, they are made using China-based factories run by the likes of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ahead of the meeting, Trump tweeted that he and Cook would discuss "many things, including how the USA has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade". [Full Article...]

Apple facing class action lawsuit over defective MacBook Pro keyboards

Apple facing class action lawsuit over defective MacBook Pro keyboards This was first spotted by AppleInsider , which also has access to the lawsuit statement. The claim contends that "Apple has failed to disclose that the keyboard is defective, and this information would have been important to Plaintiffs' decision to purchase a MacBook" and that even after fix the issue reoccurs. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New AMG GT S Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New AMG GT S Roadster While all examples use the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, the GT S is rated at 515 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels through an AMG Speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the GT S also features a sportier suspension set-up, complete with adaptive damping as standard, and there's an electronically controlled locking rear diff. [Full Article...]

Rage 2 Announcement Trailer

Rage 2 Announcement Trailer Only to fall foul of another leak. Take a look at the full thing below, but be quick, these mirrors may also get nuked. The Twitter captures, however, remain. " RAGE is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind". [Full Article...]

'Lost' asteroid to pass closely May 15

'Lost' asteroid to pass closely May 15 However, it is rapidly brightening and is expected to get even brighter than eleventh magnitude when it is at the closest distance to the Earth. This might seem like a long way away from us, but it is actually one of the closest known approaches of an asteroid of this size. [Full Article...]

OnePlus may have just confirmed an important new feature

OnePlus may have just confirmed an important new feature In October past year, a report pointed out that the upcoming OnePlus 6 will sport an all-new design. On the rear panel, the smartphone features a vertically arranged dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint sensor. The renders just like the numerous leaks we have seen so far reveal a OnePlus smartphone with a glass back and a notch at the top of the nearly edge-to-edge display on the fron... [Full Article...]

NASA to fly helicopter on the 'red planet': 2020 mission

NASA to fly helicopter on the 'red planet': 2020 mission The U.S. space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the red planet. The helicopter has solar cells to charge its lithium-ion batteries, and a heating mechanism to keep it warm through the cold Martian nights. Up to five flights are planned over the 30-day test campaign, starting ... [Full Article...]

Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft's AI sensor gift to devs

Lastly, the company has made available its "Blockchain Workbench" for Microsoft Azure which will now make it easier for developers to build Azure-supported blockchain network. A technological marvel it may have been, but the Microsoft Kinect sensor failed to deliver on its promise to revolutionise the Xbox experience. [Full Article...]

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app

Fitbit adds menstrual cycle tracking to its smartwatch app With it, should you receive a message from an app such as WhatsApp or Messenger, you'll be able to respond to messages with a default or custom reply , as well as emoji. To unleash the new features, users must first update to the latest version of the app from their phone. But if you already use the app, it lets you view all your health data in one spot. [Full Article...]

Homes Destroyed by Hawaii Lava Flows

Homes Destroyed by Hawaii Lava Flows Officials say almost 2,000 people on Hawaii's Big Island have been evacuated from homes after lava eruptions destroyed five houses. An estimated 1,800 people live in the affected area, and many have sought housing in shelters, with friends or on surrounding islands. [Full Article...]

Mission to Mars will dig deep into geological mysteries of red planet

Mission to Mars will dig deep into geological mysteries of red planet India time). InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before - almost 16 feet, or 5 meters - to take the planet's temperature . It will place a seismometer on the ground to listen for seismic waves caused by marsquakes - the Martian analog to earthquakes - and by falling meteorites. [Full Article...]

NASA technology reveals hidden text on Dead Sea Scrolls

NASA technology reveals hidden text on Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered between 1946 and 1956, the scrolls include tends of thousands of parchment and papyrus fragments and in rare cases entire manuscripts. One of the fragments may even indicate the existence of a hitherto unknown manuscript. The discoveries also confirmed the existence of three copies of the Temple Scroll , settling a longstanding debate among scholars. His infrared scans revealed ink i... [Full Article...]

Apple Proves iPhone Is Still King, iPhone X Sales Surpass Doomsday Warnings

Apple Proves iPhone Is Still King, iPhone X Sales Surpass Doomsday Warnings While the company still hasn't shared Apple Watch sales specifics, Cook said that Apple Watch revenue grew by double digits year-over-year, achieving a new March quarter record. "It's a huge market and it's clear that many people will be moving into the middle class over time as we've seen in other countries", the Apple CEO added . [Full Article...]

Xiaomi announces Mi Music and Mi Video value-added Internet services

Xiaomi announces Mi Music and Mi Video value-added Internet services Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched music and video streaming apps Mi Music and Mi Video in India. Xiaomi has joined hands with the likes of Hungama Play, SonyLiv and Voot to offer what it claims to be 5,00,000 hours worth of content with almost 80 percent of it free of cost. [Full Article...]

Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef

Australia announces $379 million funding for Great Barrier Reef Climate change also affected the creatures that live in the reef system. "We must improve water quality". Turnbull said part of the money will be used to mitigate the impacts of climate change, but gave no details. "Today's major investment brings real solutions within our grasp". The reef is a critical national asset, contributing A$6.4 billion (RM19 billion) a year to the Australian econom... [Full Article...]


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