Sci-tech

Baa-rack! Sheep recognise Obama from photo

Baa-rack! Sheep recognise Obama from photo Past research has shown that horses, dogs, and even mockingbirds can discern between individuals of other species. "This current study adds an interesting new ability to the surprising wide repertoire of behaviour of sheep". The sheep picked the celebrity's face eight times out of 10. In these initial tests, the sheep were shown the faces from the front, but to test how well they recognised the ... [Full Article...]

Uber signs deal with NASA to develop flying taxis by 2020

Uber signs deal with NASA to develop flying taxis by 2020 Today, Holden said Uber is still looking to start testing flying taxi services by 2020, first Los Angeles, and then in the Dallas-Fort Worth area-both of which are home to worldwide airports. Flying cars in Los Angeles won't just be something dreamed up by Hollywood movie studios if Uber has its way. "Our target, and this is ambitious but I think it's very achievable, is to make this less expe... [Full Article...]

Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages

Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages It says during the test many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after this people's behaviour normalised. The average tweet length in Japanese is just 15 characters. Long-form tweeting is now the standard for everyone, and the changes are in the process of rolling out to all users. "As a result, your timeline reading experience should not substantially cha... [Full Article...]

PlayStation Trophies Can Now Earn You Discounts on Games

Well, now you can. Unfortunately, this isn't some kind of retroactive deal where the trophies you've already earned count toward credit, so only trophies you earn after you link your PSN and Sony Rewards accounts will count. Subscribe to 3 PlayStation™Network services and earn 500 points. Rent 3 movies from PlayStation™Store and earn 250 points. Digital Trilogy: Purchase 3 eligible Sony Pi... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm shares surge 13% on talk of $100 billion takeover by Broadcom

Qualcomm shares surge 13% on talk of $100 billion takeover by Broadcom Shares of Qualcomm have spiked after reports from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News that rival chipmaker Broadcom may be preparing a bid. Formerly known as Avago Technologies , Broadcom Limited was created past year after Singapore-based Avago acquired Broadcom Corporation for $37 billion. [Full Article...]

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump's Account on Last Day

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump's Account on Last Day Twitter said in its posts that it was investigating and taking steps to prevent a recurrence of the incident but didn't give specifics. "Social media companies have always operated on the basis that mistakes will always happen with a live, open network and can be corrected after the event in a timely and transparent way", he said. [Full Article...]

New Overwatch Map Blizzard World Coming in Early 2018

New Overwatch Map Blizzard World Coming in Early 2018 Jeff Kaplan noted that fans want more healing characters; Moira features abilities that focus on healing her allies, but she also possesses the skills to deal serious damage when it counts. In addition to Moira, a brand new Overwatch map was shown off as well. Her ultimate ability, Coalescence , lets her unleash a beam that will heal any allies caught in it, or deal damage to any foes caught in... [Full Article...]

The Apple vs Qualcomm legal war just took a dramatic new twist

Recent reports have claimed Apple is planning to ditch Qualcomm completely for the 2018 iPhone handsets, given the recent strife between the two firms. Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm has filed a new lawsuit against Apple accusing it of helping Intel using Qualcomm code. The chipmaker also says that an Apple engineer who was working with a competitor (still probably Intel ) requested... [Full Article...]

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid These particles rain down and lose energy as they pass through materials - like the thick stones of the pyramid - and that makes them slow down and decay. Muon detection has improved significantly since it was developed in the 1960s, so Tayoubi and his colleagues were able to use three advanced muon-detection techniques-nuclear-emulsion films, hodoscopes, and ardon gas-based detection. [Full Article...]

Sony brings Aibo back from the dead

Sony brings Aibo back from the dead Aibo can show its love through "lifelike" eye, ear, and tail movements and a variety of sounds, Sony said. The new version of Aibo will go on sale in Japan from January 2018. "It was a hard decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics", Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai said at a news briefing. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9: New rumour points to design changes

Samsung Galaxy S9: New rumour points to design changes Another noteworthy detail is that Samsung will apparently be removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus next year. Global sales for the Galaxy S8 , meanwhile, are expected to reach 50 million units, with Samsung to earn $202 for each unit sold or about $10 billion. [Full Article...]

Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks According to the Sixers , Fultz will head to Kentucky to visit specialist Dr. The Sixers said the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft has scapular muscle imbalance. Fultz has been hampered by his shoulder all season. Fultz is averaging six points per game, shooting 33 percent from the field, and knocking down just 50 percent of his attempts from the free throw line this season. [Full Article...]

Twitter Restates User Count, Wrongly Attributed 3rd-Party App Audiences

Twitter Restates User Count, Wrongly Attributed 3rd-Party App Audiences But according to Twitter's story, if you made an app and used Twitter's Digits SDK over the past three years, the company might have counted your users as its own. The company said it didn't have exact data for periods before the fourth quarter of 2016, but that those losses would be the same or smaller than the four quarters reported. [Full Article...]

NVIDIA announces GTX 1070 Ti for $449

NVIDIA announces GTX 1070 Ti for $449 This GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card - in its Founder's Edition release - has a suggested retail price of approximately $450 Dollars. The Indian OME's that are partnered with the Asus , Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac , Palit, Galax, PNY, and Inno3D and the prices vary depending on the OME that you choose with. [Full Article...]

Microsoft gets a boost from the cloud, beats profit forecast

The company reported a total of $24.538 billion in revenue, which is a 12% (11% in constant currency) increase from past year, which was $21.928B. In 2015, a year after being named the company's CEO, Satya Nadella said he wanted Microsoft to hit that target sometime in 2018 - a big jump up from the $6.3 billion business it was back then. [Full Article...]

Xbox Australia announces free boutique sleepover experience hotel Xbox Stay n' Play

The only difference is that it's all free. As of today, Xbox One owners can now play a selection of 13 original Xbox games on their systems including Fusion Frenzy, Dead to Rights , Sid Meier's Pirates! , Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time , and one of my favorite games ever made, Star Wars: Knights of The old Republic . [Full Article...]

Engineers Work After-Hours For Beefier 2018 Mustang Performance Pack

Engineers Work After-Hours For Beefier 2018 Mustang Performance Pack The exterior appearance of the auto is really where we see the most differentiation from the factory Mustang EcoBoost convertible. The front springs are also 20 percent stiffer, and the rear springs are 13 percent stiffer. The Level 2 "has lightning-quick response and never gives up grip", according to Jamie Cullen, Ford supervisor for vehicle dynamics development. As mentioned earlier, Performa... [Full Article...]

Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Announced - But There's No Switch Info

Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Announced - But There's No Switch Info Nintendo first announced a plan to bring a mobile version of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem early previous year. The disclaimer is likely to not get anyone's hopes up too high for a surprise announcement about other Animal Crossing titles that may or may not be in the works . [Full Article...]

Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets a Release Date

The Story Mode will also contain three different parts each of which offering a perspective from each of their characters offering different insights into the same story arc. If you're looking to get your hands on the game, you can pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ now. We will keep you updated on the game as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks

Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks Players can play its full campaign and Crucible multiplayer mode on October 24 (PC release date). There are many people who enjoy the post-game grind, the raids, the Nightfall Strikes, The Iron Banner, Trials of the Nine and all the other stuff that's meant to keep players engaged long after the narrative's ended - but I'm not one of them. [Full Article...]


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