Sci-tech

by | January 16, 2019 | 12:56

Oppo is set to launch a new smartphone on 16 January, and the device is rumoured to feature 10x optical zoom , according to GSMArena . Chinese tech site Mydrivers (via GSM Arena) notes that Oppo is sending out media invites for an event scheduled for January 16.

by | January 14, 2019 | 21:57

The company sent a press note confirming the launch of the brand new series, adding that the Galaxy M series is created to attract "young millennial consumers". The Galaxy M10 , Galaxy M20 , and Galaxy M30 are said to feature "powerful displays, cameras, batteries, and processors". The Galaxy M devices will have Infinity-V display tech, which in other words, is the same teardrop notch display as we saw on smartphones such as the OnePlus 6T, Redmi Note 7 , among others.

by | January 14, 2019 | 21:07

According to the tweet , all three models of the Galaxy S10 (the Galaxy S10 Lite , Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus ) will include a secondary ultra-wide 16MP f/1.9 lens with a 123-degree field of view but no optical image stabilisation (OIS).

by | January 14, 2019 | 10:11

But nothing towered so tall over the expo as the TVs - sometimes literally, given the incredible size of the some of the displays manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Sony were showing off to the crowds. Apart from launching a rollable TV, LG also unveiled an 88-inch 8K TV fitted with an OLED panel. The TV also supports Alexa and Google Assistant. The burgeoning resolution is coming to more and more flagship televisions, even if few people will be able to make use of it with actual 8K content.

by | January 13, 2019 | 22:00

We learn that over 1,000,000 players enjoyed the demo (to be precise, 1,055,790). Can I extend the Resident Evil 2 One Shot demo? Officially labelled as the Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo, players have 30 minutes to clear it before time runs out.

by | January 13, 2019 | 13:17

The other problem is believed to be Activision's dissatisfaction with Destiny 2's "recurring revenue stream", i.e. microtransactions. Just a few months after the release of Destiny 2: Forsaken , Bungie has now announced that they are assuming full rights of the franchise moving forward.

by | January 13, 2019 | 09:32

Last week, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could be coming with an enormous 6.7-inch display, fifth-generation 5G network connectivity and as many as six cameras. In addition, over the past year, Samsung has consolidated all of its IoT apps into one, simplified and streamlined SmartThings app. The device might incorporate an in-display fingerprint scanner for device security.

by | January 13, 2019 | 09:27

Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, in the United States next month . Some had said that Samsung would try to get away from numbers altogether and try to go with something that wouldn't lock it into counting each year.

by | January 13, 2019 | 04:15

The notch will feature a selfie camera . The display of the Redmi Note 7 is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 . And now, the new Redmi brand announces their first smartphone, i.e. A fingerprint sensor is also seen, which means that this phone will not be shipping with an in-display fingerprint reader. Availability alternatives on the Redmi Note 7 incorporate USB Type-C port, 3.5mm sound jack, 4G VoLTE, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v5, and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/air ...

by | January 13, 2019 | 04:13

Likewise, Huawei also launched the Honor Nova 4. Renders for the Nokia 8 .1 Plus recently surfaced, and as you can see, the phone has a large, almost bezel-less screen with a small cutout in the top-left corner for its front-facing camera.

by | January 12, 2019 | 07:13

If passwords are being sold through for-profit operations, accounts could be shut down. According to Synamedia, research from Magid has shown that 26 percent of millennials give out their password to others to use video-streaming services.

by | January 11, 2019 | 22:44

The base of LG's Signature Series rollable TV features a Dolby Atmos-powered 4.2 channel soundbar with 100 watts of peak power. OLED uses self-lighting pixels that can be turned on and off individually for exact control of image brightness and quality, delivering infinite contrast ration optimized for high-dynamic range content.

by | January 11, 2019 | 20:45

Among the new Google Assistant devices that the search giant talks about in its official blog post, Lenovo's new Smart Clock is probably the most exciting. However, Google has not given details when it will be available on Android devices. For the USA consumers, Google is introducing a couple of new features in the Assistant that will enable them to do a lot more than just search for flights.

by | January 11, 2019 | 16:31

There is far more to this sleek new four-door than just looks - it packs a whole entourage of smart technology, which would explain why its maker chose to reveal it at the CES technology showcase in Las Vegas. Other functions can be activated with gestures contextually, like extending a hand toward the rearview mirror in the dark to activate reading lights.

by | January 11, 2019 | 13:15

Fermilab will use quantum computers for machine learning to classify objects in large cosmology survey applications, as well as optimization techniques to better understand the results of hadron collisions, and quantum simulation to research the potential of studying neutrino-nucleon cross-sections.

by | January 11, 2019 | 12:42

The decision that AT&T has made to change the status bar to show 5G E is going to affect the entire industry. T-Mobile has completed the world's first data and video calls on a live 5G network using 600MHz spectrum as it continues to position itself as the only United States operator capable of delivering nationwide coverage.

by | January 10, 2019 | 23:45

AMD have made their move by releasing their latest high-performance GPU the GPU Radeon VII ("Seven"), which uses the company's first 7nm graphics chip. Other gaming royalty that came out on stage to gush about AMD and their new products included David Poldfeldt, managing director from Ubisoft, and Sam Mathews co-founder of leading eSports team Fnatic.

by | January 09, 2019 | 18:13

Google has revealed that it is baking the Assistant right in the Google Maps apps on Android and iOS devices. Not only that, but the integration means you will also be able to respond to texts using your voice, complete with "auto-punctuation", and control your music.

by | January 09, 2019 | 13:56

Bottom line: Form factor is what sets aside Acer's Predator Triton 900 from anything else. For storage , there's a duo of NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0, and a built-in Xbox One controller receiver. At 17.99mm thick and 4.6 pounds, the Triton 500 is still a fair bit heftier than something like an ultrabook, but that's pretty good as far as gaming laptops are concerned.

by | January 09, 2019 | 06:42

Bryant confirmed that the chips will be the first to ship with Gen11 integrated graphics - which Intel claims is "designed to break the 1 TFLOPS barrier", alongside built-in Thunderbolt 3, WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and DL boost (deep learning boost) support.

by | January 09, 2019 | 06:29

There's inherent tension and pressure in a ticking time limit, especially when you're in a horror game where ammo and health scarcity is a constant concern. "With an entire building of flesh-eating nightmares lurking between Leon and his escape while the clock ticks down, players need to be sure they're killing more than just time".

by | January 08, 2019 | 19:08

The ad isn't for a new Apple product, rather it's throwing shade at other companies in attendance by highlighting Apple's privacy policies. But it was Facebook that took the biscuit in April when a whistle-blower revealed slippery CEO Mark Zuckerberg had allowed a political consultancy firm to harvest the personal data of more than 80 million people's profiles.

by | January 08, 2019 | 11:43

For now, HTC has stated that Cosmos requires not external trackers which means that the headset should be utilizing a method called inside-out tracking. The new headset builds integrated eye tracking into the Vive Pro, making foveated rendering a built-in experience rather than a pricey add-on. The accompanying bumpf doesn't really make things any clearer, but it sounds like a new interface and tutorial system that will presumably do a better job of easing people into VR than the Vive ...

by | January 08, 2019 | 06:29

Microsoft-owned GitHub just gave coders the ability to create unlimited, free programming projects, according to a blog post by GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. In a further sign of potential parent company synergy, GitHub said devs can now create pull requests directly from GitHub Pull Requests, an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio Code, the Windows maker's Electron-based cross-platform code editor.

by | January 08, 2019 | 01:59

Google has all but given up on them and instead is switching to ChromeOS tablets such as the Pixel Slate. The Chromebook 315 features a 15.6-inch display with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. An all-day battery is promised. Then again, it's not a super powerful machine, with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage . This 14-inch AMD-powered Chromebook will be available in 1366 x 768p non-touch and 1920 x 1080p touchscreen models - and at $30 more, the touchscreen is indeed the ...