Sci-tech

by | October 03, 2018 | 15:59

The first test of President Donald Trump's Emergency Text Alert System will take place Wednesday. "No action is needed", officials said. The WEA , launched in 2012, can be traced back to the 2006 Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act passed by Congress to fund a new emergency alert system called for by President George W.

by | October 02, 2018 | 22:07

Surface fans who may have been looking forward to USB-C support, given that the new Surface Book 2 and Go already got the new port, won't be happy to hear Microsoft didn't redesign these two notebooks. The original model which launched in December 2016 received some criticism for its high price and underpowered specs, and we hope to see a new version today with the latest Intel processors and more powerful GPUs.

by | October 02, 2018 | 20:09

A test of the new alert system is scheduled for this Wednesday after being postponed due to Hurricane Florence. The test message will be a " Presidential Alert " and you cannot opt out of these WEA alerts. "No action is needed". The Wireless Emergency Alert system is used to notify Americans about risky weather from the National Weather Service, AMBER Alerts for missing children, and other urgent situations from federal, state and local authorities.

by | October 02, 2018 | 17:53

Ahead of the launch, OnePlus has officially teased the 6T for a number of times. The pictures posted on the site showed a white coloured box with OnePlus 6T written over it and inside the box, there was a blueprint image of the phone. Speaking of technical specifications, the upcoming smartphone is expected to be similar to the OnePlus 6 i.e. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) and three RAM & storage configurations - 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB.

by | October 02, 2018 | 17:24

Though we do not expect the new Chromecast to go up in price, the accidental sale is not necessarily indicative of what the final street price might be for the new version. The Chrome logo on the top has been replaced with a subtle G icon, matching the Pixel lineup. When it's plugged in, the device won't initialize because it needs the Google Home app updated to the latest software version - a software version that hasn't yet been released.

by | October 02, 2018 | 00:29

Let's take a tour of the key features of Apple's new iPhone XS , XS Max , and XR, and see how they differ. Why it's important: The author of the Sohu News article writes that Apple has ignored "cultural differences" by apparently adding an automatic beauty filter to its new models.

by | September 30, 2018 | 21:29

The camera will be able to scan someone's email address from their business card. First, the Google camera app is coming with a new design. From animations in Google's apps to a new Assistant UI built for it , we figured we had most of the details about the charging stand -at least, excluding what it actually looked like.

by | September 29, 2018 | 21:27

The headset offers entirely self-contained virtual reality with no PC connection or external tracking devices needed whatsoever. It features six degrees of freedom touch controllers , state of the art optics and built in audio. Oculus Quest looks to change that. As for other components, the Quest makes use of four built-in, wide-angle sensors that allow for 6DOF movement without the need for external sensors.

by | September 29, 2018 | 20:39

The OnePlus 6T ad aired had Mr. Bachchan describing the OnePlus 6T during an Asia Cup match last week. The phone looks a lot like the Oppo R17 - including the very small waterdrop notch - and has the usual OnePlus design elements included for that premium look and feel.

by | September 29, 2018 | 19:40

Superfans of Apple technology were on the edge of their seats as CEO Tim Cook explained all the flashy new phones dropping this year. Buyers get a 12MP sensor alongside optical image stabilization, twice the number of focus points, an improved True Tone flash, and a wide-angle lens.

by | September 29, 2018 | 18:29

The TENAA listing also shows a grey-colored Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM, suggesting it will be a new color. The memory score of 11,132 isn't any higher either when compared to the existing 8GB RAM variant. Oppo Find X Review: Is This What Future Smartphones Would Look Like? Why would anyone want an Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM? Though there have already been a couple of manufacturers rumored to be working on 10GB phones of their own, OPPO might beat them to the punch.

by | September 29, 2018 | 18:01

In tests the performance of the LG V40 scored 2397 points and 8054 points in single-core and multicore respectively. It has been a long road but we are now just a week away from the launch of LG's V40 ThinQ . Besides, he's already out of the box running on Android 9 Pie. The publication learned from sources that the triple-lens setup at the back of the LG V40 ThinQ will likely feature a 12MP+16MP+12MP combination.

by | September 29, 2018 | 11:54

Samsung recently released the Note 9 , a small update over the Note 8, for $999 to compete with the iPhone X . We may soon be heading to an age where our phones cost us over $1,000, and it will all be Apple's fault. The new iPhone XS series is also the first iPhone to support dual-SIM functionality. This would be around $50 more than last year's iPhone X components, though the new handset retails for $250 more.

by | September 29, 2018 | 10:55

The game will be a launch title for Facebook's standalone Oculus Quest headset when the headset ships in the spring. Specifically, you will enter the halls of Darth Vader's castle that sits on Mustafar, atop the site of his defeat by Obi Wan Kenobi in the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith .

by | September 29, 2018 | 02:38

While it's good that Google is adding a simple option to change the setting, many users may not even be aware of it. Google recently made a decision to log Chrome users in automatically, a move that some researchers said risked users privacy .

by | September 28, 2018 | 22:46

The first episode of a three-part VR series all about Darth Vader will premiere on the upcoming Oculus Quest headset, which will be available next spring for $399. But, unlike the Go, the Quest looks to bridge the gap between mobile and PC VR, and bring a higher-end experience with more advanced controllers. This equates to £304 under direct conversion but don't be surprised if Oculus announces a £349 - £399 price tag on launch.

by | September 28, 2018 | 22:25

Mashable, which attended a Google event in San Francisco, points out that Google is doubling or maybe tripling down (can you triple down?) on mobile. Also new is support for multiple languages. Earlier, the feed, now called Discover , appeared only on Google's own browser, Chrome. This new feature utilizes details from your past queries.

by | September 28, 2018 | 21:30

The Galaxy J6 Plus with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 15,990, while the Xiaomi Mi A2 with same storage option is priced at Rs. Starting September 29, the Galaxy A7 (2018 ) will be available in all major retail stores and other online platforms. But here the device features only 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

by | September 28, 2018 | 20:42

Systrom, 34, created the app in 2010 with 32-year-old Krieger, now the outgoing "chief technical officer", when they were students at Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley. Facebook, analysts believe, wants Instagram to pursue a more advertising-driven business model, leveraging its fast-growing young-user numbers. Zuckerberg reportedly told Acton that WhatsApp, which had quite a level of independence even after being purchased by Facebook and even operated out of its own offices ...

by | September 28, 2018 | 18:22

At the unveiling of the Quest , Oculus also revealed Oculus Insight - a "breakthrough technology that powers inside-out tracking, Guardian, and Touch controller tracking". Zuckerberg says the Quest is the final piece of the product puzzle for Oculus. And to make matters worse, it seems the Quest won't actually go on sale until spring 2019.

by | September 28, 2018 | 14:14

With the latest price cut, the Pixel 2 XL is definitely a steal. The Google Pixel 2 XL has just received a major price cut, and while Google has not yet said anything about it, we know a prominent retailer who has confirmed the development and is known to be among the first to report price drops.

by | September 28, 2018 | 12:42

Insider info claims that Samsung will use ultrasonic readers for the new Galaxy S flagship and the company is well known for its Super AMOLED displays , so going with LCD is a unusual move. During the World Economic Forum panel, Hu said: "In our first [5G] smartphone we're going to introduce a foldable screen". For imaging duties, Galaxy J4 Plus sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for selfies.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:14

However, according to a statement made by Epic Games, the new season is slightly delayed. The announcement was slipped into the latest game update by Epic Games, covering the upcoming Fall Skirmish . Epic Games invited 500 "community creators and competitors" into the Fall Skirmish. They then have a chance to win $4 million in prizes at the conclusion of the Fall Skirmish depending on how many points they earn.

by | September 28, 2018 | 11:02

Telltale has requested a temporary pause of sales of The Walking Dead: The Final Season . But after much anticipation, Telltale released a statement via their Twitter on the fate of the ultimate The Walking Dead episodes. According to those same reports, Lionsgate made this move so that they could put their financial focus on movies, not the projects Telltale Games had lined up.

by | September 28, 2018 | 07:30

According to Chrome's Privacy Policy , user data is sent to the Google account if a user signs in to Chrome . We've learned that Android phones were sending location data to Google even when location history was disabled . It's different from the feature you seem to be talking about which we call sync, that has privacy implications . "Whether you consider this "Great!" or "Terrible!" is a matter of perception and threat model".