Sci-tech

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones

Apple said Thursday the updates were actually made with the intent to "smooth out" peak power demands, preventing surprise shutdowns that could be caused by ...


Where Next? 2 Finalists Include 'Do Over' to Grab Comet Material

The CAESAR and Dragonfly missions will receive funding through the end of 2018 to further develop and mature their concepts. The two finalists in the spa...


Windows Hello facial recognition is bested by a photograph

In fact, the Xbox One S supported 4K streaming even before that came to Windows 10 as well. For the most part, HDR is limited to Netflix original content, w...


Facebook and Universal Music Group Strike Up Unprecedented Global Licensing Agreement

Universal Music Group is the first major label to license its recorded music and publishing catalogues for videos on Facebook . The first-of-its-kind licens...


Facebook Is Being Called Out For Potential Age Discrimination

The complaint , filed on December 20 by the Communications Workers of America labor union, claims Facebook users over the age of 40 were excluded from seein...


Samsung starts mass producing of smallest 2nd-Gen 8GB RAM

On Wednesday, it announced mass production of second-generation 10nm-class 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 DRAM, an industry first. The lessons learned with the new man...


Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

Before the vote, the Palestinian foreign minister urged member states to reject "blackmail and intimidation". Despite Trump's threats, the UN General Assembly...


The long (and short) of the winter solstice

At the same time, the planet is traveling on a yearly stroll around the sun. This is because the tilt of the Earth's axis is least aligned with the sun, pro...


Nokia 9 looks likely to have a dual-lens front-facing camera

This flagship phone has specifications nearly identical to all the major Android phones released in 2017 except no bezel-less 18:9 display. This has been possib...


Winter Solstice and First Day of Winter is Thursday

IT feels like the nights have been drawing in forever, but it won't be long before the days start to get longer again. The site was created to capture the ris...


Elon Musk tweets first photos of Falcon Heavy rocket

The 229.6-foot-tall Falcon Heavy will be able to lift 140,660 pounds to low-Earth orbit. Musk has tried to temper expectations for Falcon Heavy's first flig...


Pokemon Go on iOS now supports Apple's ARKit for improved mechanics

Despite making the experience more immersive, there will actually be some gameplay benefits for those who opt to use this new mode. AR Plus, though, will be a t...


Worst passwords of the year revealed

SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said hackers also tend to try words tied to pop culture or sports, so maybe rethink the use of " starwars ", despite how much you l...


Windows 10 Timeline Feature Now Available For Insiders

The latest build arrives a month after Microsoft introduced the Timeline feature and the new window tabs. Right now, only Universal Windows Apps support i...


Facebook introduces new tools to prevent online harassment

The recent features implemented by Facebook are good steps against the online harassment and hopefully, we will see more steps in 2018. He added, "To help pre...


Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019

Android has supported 64-bit apps ever since Lollipop arrived in 2015, but they haven't been necessary. As of August 2019, Android apps will have to suppor...


Analysts Set $26.00 Price Target for Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCB)

Discovery Communications is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. If ...


Google Chrome browser will block ads from February 15

Since Google is a company that makes the majority of its money on advertising, it wants to make sure that web surfers can have a pleasant, unobtrusive experie...


Dragon Ball FighterZ Xbox One File Size Revealed

A mysterious new teenage character named Fu will be joining DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 when the Extra Pack 2 contents are released in February 2018. Also, new ...


ZTE confirms 8.0 Oreo is coming to Axon 7

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its first bezel-less smartphone Mi Mix 2 in India last month. Well, here's a good news for all the Mi Mix 2 smartphon...


Honda to slot third-gen Insight hybrid above Civic

Honda is making it clear with this third generation Insight it is taking a dramatically different approach than Insights of the past. The new Insight is expec...


Surprise! Google Chrome is now available on the Microsoft Store, kind of

Once the "app" is downloaded, it opens a web wrapper app that points to the actual download link. While Google has generally shown no interest in bringing mos...


Nokia 6 users strats getting Android 8.0 Oreo beta update

Oreo beta rollout for the Nokia 6 comes just a week after HMD rolled out the open beta for Nokia 5 owners. Since it is a beta update, you may come across num...


Cancel your smartphone contract with just one text message, Ofcom proposes

Mobile providers will also be banned from charging for the remainder of your contract notice period after you've switched, putting an end to paying for your old...


Catherine remake is in the works for PS4, Vita

Atlus for its part has announced on the website they've set up for the game that it is set to reveal more in a livestream on Friday December 22, if you ca...


Pixel 2 USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working? Try These Solutions

Google Pixel 2 XL users are reporting delay in fingerprint unlock after installing Android 8.1 Oreo update. Google has surprisingly stripped its Pixel lineup...


Scientists may have discovered the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth

Schopf first found and described the "microfossils" in a 1993 article distributed in the diary Science , as per an announcement. With each new fossil discove...


New polymer could fix phone screens by just applying pressure

The scientists developed a new type of glass that can self-heal and fuse itself back together when it cracks. Researchers in Tokyo have exposed a new polymer ...


Visitor from alien star system wears insulating coat: astronomers

Originally, 'Oumuamua was thought to be a comet, but University of Hawaii astronomer Karen Meech ruled out this tidy classification soon after its discove...


Good luck getting Apple AirPods before the holidays

AirPods are also now out of stock at most of Apple's retail stores around the world, and at authorized resellers such as Best Buy , Macy's, Target , Walm...