Sci-tech

by | January 31, 2019 | 23:41

EU OFFICIALS have expressed concern over Facebook's plans to merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp into a single "back-end". The Chief Executive Officer of Facebook Inc. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum quit Facebook over difference of opinion with CEO Mark Zuckerberg when it comes to data privacy and encryption.

by | January 30, 2019 | 22:42

The Facebook Research VPN , however, wasn't a public app but a "employee app". As news of the activity came to light, Facebook has announced that the program (sometimes referred to as Project Atlas ) is being terminated on iOS, but it seems that it will be continuing on Android.

by | January 30, 2019 | 22:38

The user's profile picture is also now located on the right-hand side in the main screen instead of the navigation drawer. Google on Monday unveiled the new Gmail mobile user interface, which should make it easier to view attachments, switch between accounts, and spot phishing emails.

by | January 29, 2019 | 16:57

God knows how, but someone in the Twitterverse discovered a way to listen through the phone of another user of Apple's FaceTime service even if that person doesn't answer a call . Cook, along with Apple as a whole, has pushed its pro-privacy stance and functionality for months as rivals like Facebook suffered from several data related breaches.

by | January 29, 2019 | 06:36

I tested it and it works. The bug turns the phone of the recipient of a FaceTime call into a microphone while the call is still ringing. I was spying on him through his iPhone - and I could do the same thing to pretty much anyone on an iPhone right now.

by | January 29, 2019 | 06:02

The base variant for the M10 offers 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage. The Galaxy M10 will be the most affordable smartphone from Samsung with a dual camera setup. The secondary rear camera has a 5MP ultra-wide feature. It also has a fingerprint and Face Unlock features. The front camera on the M20 is an 8MP sensor with an aperture f/2.0.

by | January 28, 2019 | 21:35

The two Android phones that would be available in the U.S. are Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 2V. Compared to the number of tweaks made bringing the 3.1 Plus to Cricket, we're looking at fewer changes with Verizon's new option, and the Nokia 2 V is basically the same hardware we got with the worldwide 2.1.

by | January 28, 2019 | 16:45

Nonetheless, those sticking around could easily confirm the playtime they had was still satisfying. EA shares more details on the issues that are being worked on in the Anthem demo and rewards VIP players with more javelins. The platform connection issue was caused by spikes in players attempting to log in to the game, which is an issue that did not present itself during internal testing due to the more controlled environment.

by | January 27, 2019 | 22:34

According to a blog post on the company's official website from its developers, PUBG Lite will soon make it to other countries. Both the Miramar and Erangel maps are included in the port, which has recommended specs that line up with the lowest specs on the main version of the game.

by | January 27, 2019 | 21:30

Rockstar's fixes should help create fuller lobbies for the time being, and the team has noted it will be working on more permanent and "proper" fixes for the future. "Proximity-Based Player Blips, Parley Changes with quicker access to Feuding, Law and Bounty Improvements to discourage griefing while introducing a new Free roam dynamic between bounty hunters and criminal rogues", adding that they will introduce " Daily Challenges with gold nugget rewards and more".

by | January 27, 2019 | 20:40

Apple released the AirPods alongside the iPhone 7 way back in 2016 and since then there have been multiple rumours suggesting that the next generation AirPods were on the way. After all, each iOS update goes through several stages before being rolled out to the public, so people could be looking for a month or two, perhaps even longer.

by | January 27, 2019 | 17:17

That includes Microsoft releasing a version of Microsoft Office for iPhones and iPads , and bringing more apps like the Visual Studio coding tools to the Mac . Selling Microsoft Office apps as a bundle wouldn't have been possible on the older version of the Mac App Store because the store simply didn't support subscription bundles.

by | January 27, 2019 | 03:10

From the Anthem demo download size, PC system requirements, and what to expect from the demo versus the full game, here's everything you need to know about the latest from the studio behind the excellent Mass Effect series. The demo is downloaded via the Origin , PlayStation, or Xbox store depending on whichever platform you're playing it on. You'll start at level 10 about halfway through Anthem's campaign, and have access to the Ranger with the choice to unlock another Javelin of ...

by | January 26, 2019 | 19:13

Field's addition meant new leadership for the autonomous vehicle group, alongside Bob Mansfield. He said the work was "probably one of the most hard [artificial intelligence] projects to work on". Alongside letting people go, it seems that part of the personnel have been relocated to other divisions from within the company, like AI and self-learning departments.

by | January 26, 2019 | 08:47

Over on ResetEra , Khan said Metroid Prime 4's development reset is likely to alter Nintendo's schedule and mentioned how there was more " Metroid stuff" in the pipeline to anticipate. And while the move may be discouraging to those eager for the game to arrive, it's a sign that Nintendo recognizes Retro Studios' unique and proven gift for giving fans new Metroid experiences while remaining faithful to the spirit of the franchise.

by | January 26, 2019 | 06:30

According to the rumors that surfaced so far, the Galaxy Sport (codenamed Pulse) features 4 GB of internal storage space, Bixby support, and will be the first Samsung wearable to feature Bixby Reminders. Availability is expect in early March. All in all, it's no question that blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are beginning to go mainstream.

by | January 26, 2019 | 03:56

On the other hand, Facebook has also stated that it wants to make " more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted ". Above all Zuckerberg wanted to explain that the company doesn't sell users' data. This will be a particularly jarring change for WhatsApp fans, who typically do not need to disclose personal information besides their phone numbers to use the service.

by | January 25, 2019 | 23:15

Robots delivering packages is something you would say is a scene of a science fiction movie. Scouts are fully autonomous although Amazon says they'll initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers was quite excited by the trial. The latest example of Amazon thinking outside the box comes in the form of a brand new self-driving delivery service dubbed Scout .

by | January 25, 2019 | 19:56

Samsung rarely provides software updates for its market-leading smartphones beyond their second birthdays, but even though the company remains unable to rival Apple in terms of global smartwatch sales , the 2016-released Gear S3 hasn't been forgotten yet.

by | January 25, 2019 | 19:43

There's no speaker grille either, and Meizu has instead equipped the Zero with, er, piezoelectric transducers that vibrate parts of the display for either loudspeaker or earpiece audio. By pure logic, only wireless charging is available, though it will be with the powerful 18 watt version. As already mentioned above, this smartphone does not feature the USB charging port.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:44

Nintendo took this approach with the 'New 3DS, ' the upgraded version of its 3DS handheld. The Switch has been a hot commodity ever since its initial debut, but Nintendo's Christmas 2018 was beyond good. "And it achieved the highest December unit sales for a single platform since December 2010". Brawl , by 70% for the year. Ultimate , a title he says performed significantly better than he had expected and "pushed Switch to highest sales in the year".

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:44

In a Japanese launch event held by the game's developer Capcom, it was revealed that Resident Evil 2 Remake would get additional retro themed costumes that mimic the original games character models. A lot of players assumed that this PC demo was based on an older build, however it appears that it is actually based on the final build that will be available in a couple of days to all customers.

by | January 23, 2019 | 22:26

Taking this forward, the company has officially teased the foldable device, hinting at a launch that might take place pretty soon. Of course, not all OEMs will be able to jump on that trend, unlike with cutouts, but those that do will be racing for the best possible foldable design.

by | January 23, 2019 | 21:39

The top spot is shared by the Google Pixel 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note9 , which are head and shoulders above the third-placed Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 . Today, DxOMark , a well-known camera evaluation agency, announced on its official website that it designed test benchmark for smartphone front-facing cameras to provide consumers with a reliable test data to help them understand the performance of selfie cameras.

by | January 21, 2019 | 20:23

We need to wait for a few more days for the February 20 launch event and we could also have a sneak peek of the upcoming foldable phone from the company. As you can see in the screenshot below, Apple's iPhone XS racks up a single-core score of 4797 and a multi-core score of 11265. Other specs on the Samsung Galaxy S10 X with 5G include a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a huge 5,000 mAh battery and four rear cameras.