Sci-tech

by | February 02, 2018 | 22:43

The company received a provisional $789 million boost from a new tax law passed in December. AWS' success helped fuel Amazon's overall revenue for the full-year, which came in at $177.9bn, rising by 31% against the previous fiscal year and seeing the company hit $3bn in profits.

by | February 02, 2018 | 22:39

Apple outperformed Samsung to end up being the best smartphone maker in the final quarter of 2017 as it dispatched 77.3 million iPhones all over the world, a report said on Friday. The company predicted it will make between $60 billion and $62 billion in revenue over the next three months - lower than analysts had expected . However, for the fourth-quarter, worldwide shipments fell by 9%, primarily due to the collapse in the Chinese market, said Strategy Analytics .

by | February 02, 2018 | 21:55

For instance, Windows 8.1 will fall out of support on January 10, 2023, according to a Microsoft support page , so users of Windows 8.1 and Office 365 ProPlus will have about three years less support under Microsoft's revised policy than might have been anticipated.

by | February 02, 2018 | 21:47

We're right back where we left off (before that)'. "I claim him as being my No. 1 fan, so he had a special place with me and Joe (Skovron, Fowler's caddie)". Rickie Fowler turned in a five-under 66 on Thursday at TPC Scottsdale . Bill Haas is well aware of his struggles with the putter this season. He took T24 on his Phoenix debut past year and I'm not fussed about his missed cut at Torrey Pines as this week's course is more to his liking.

by | February 01, 2018 | 23:52

The government will take measures to prevent the use of cryptocurrencies in financing illegitimate activities or as a payment system, said finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Budget. His announcements are aimed at regulating the country's cryptocurrency market but it is not as expected by many prior to the commencement of Budget 2018 .

by | February 01, 2018 | 18:57

The Turkish military campaign in Afrin and nearby regions was launched after the USA had announced its plans to train a 30,000-strong border force in northern Syria mostly from YPG fighters , which are considered as terrorists by Ankara .

by | February 01, 2018 | 14:18

Microsoft is taking a hard stance against software and applications that utilise scare tactics to trick consumers into purchasing them. Microsoft's anti-malware software will now classify these utilities as unwanted software , and after being detected, it will be removed.

by | February 01, 2018 | 13:16

Michigan State went on a 6-2 run to end the half, and brought the score to 30-24. Bridges scored nine points but shot just 3-of-10 from the field. Jamilla Gambee scored a game-high 21 points for Southern Virginia (12-8, 5-8). West Virginia fell behind 25-11 after allowing Iowa State to hit 10 of its first 13 shots. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - James Daniel III scored 17 points off the bench to continue his recent surge as Tennessee trounced LSU for its fourth consecutive victory.

by | February 01, 2018 | 12:24

Beyond the (impressive) performance figures, Lister isn't revealing information about the Thunder's chassis tune - that'll have to wait until the full reveal in London. The carbon fibre front bumper is custom made, with an extended splitter giving greater down force. Bright green accents ring the grille, while the bonnet gains new vents.

by | February 01, 2018 | 10:44

Pete King says a secret memo shows "serious improper behavior at high levels" of the Justice Department's investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Wednesday on Fox News Radio that he expected the memo to be released "pretty quick" . "Regardless, it's clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign".

by | February 01, 2018 | 07:58

This confirms the rumors that we've been hearing since November and relieves some tension based off teases from Nintendo themselves . The pic, which starred Bob Hoskins as the cheeky Italian plumber and John Leguizamo as his brother Luigi, was critically panned and a huge-box office flop, which reportedly put Nintendo off movie adaptations of Mario or any of its other characters for many years.

by | February 01, 2018 | 05:51

The stock increased 5.17% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $13.53. About 41.17 million shares traded. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports" was reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune.

by | February 01, 2018 | 04:41

They claim that they believe that these issues will be addressed in Android 8.1, which is why they have made a decision to focus their energy on the Android 8.1 update. When we look deeper at Essential phones , the PH-1 is running right now on Android Nougat , which means it will go from Nougat to Oreo 8.1. Along with these features there are some more in the latest version of Android.

by | February 01, 2018 | 01:10

KNACK and RIME are part of February 2018 free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Knack is mankind's only hope for turning the tide against the invading goblin army, but trying to harness the true power of the relics could threaten to put the whole world at risk.

by | February 01, 2018 | 00:16

But aside from pleasing investors, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged that his company has to do better for society. Marketing specialists in social media along with travel agency owners have been complaining for years that changes made by Facebook to news feeds algorithms make it harder to promote businesses on the platform and reach new customers with free publications.

by | January 31, 2018 | 21:50

Jaguar has given us one last peek at its upcoming I-Pace electric crossover in disguised prototype form ahead of its global reveal on March 1 . Jaguar has also confirmed the I-Pace will feature a fast-charging system from launch, which is capable of charging from zero to 80 per cent capacity in " less than 45 minutes " - with the help of a 100kW DC charger.

by | January 31, 2018 | 17:58

The event will be held on February 27th at 7:30 pm CET, i.e., 12 am IST on February 28th. Also, we don't think ASUS would immediately sell the phone here after its release, in its typical fashion, the company would probably want to do a regional launch before that.

by | January 31, 2018 | 17:23

Stations will probably serve ads, and the idea might be to convince users to sign up for Spotify Premium, which doesn't have them. Music streaming service Spotify released a new Android app that's all about free music Tuesday. You can't skip songs, you can't rewind to previous ones, you can only select a genre you like and listen to Spotify's curated playlist. You switch between them by scrolling; Spotify specifically calls out that no typing or searching is necessary to use Stations.

by | January 31, 2018 | 16:14

Although the noises sound like parrot-like squawks or shrill whistles, most can be clearly understood. Dr Jose Abramson, from Complutense de Madrid University in Spain, said: "It has been done before with a famous grey parrot and dolphins using American sign language; sentences like "bring me this object" or "put this object above or below the other".

by | January 31, 2018 | 15:47

Pre-orders are available through the Battle.net Shop . If you pre-order a digital copy, you'll get a level 110 character boost you can use anytime to get you to end-gear content. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is out sometime this summer. However for those who don't mind spending an extra $20, this will give you two in-game mounts (one for Alliance, one for Horde), a World of Warcraft Baby Tortollan Pet, and also goodies for other Blizzard games like Overwatch , Hearthstone , ...

by | January 31, 2018 | 15:47

Developed by the same team that brought us the long-awaited and underwhelming The Last Guardian in 2016, Shadow of the Colossus is both incredibly sparse and yet entirely deserving of a high-definition remake. "In 2005, Shadow of the Colossus' world was, compared to the colorful worlds of its contemporaries, solemn and lonely". "In 2005 Shadow of the Colossus was a masterpiece and that remains so in 2018".

by | January 31, 2018 | 13:32

To put this in perspective, Wii U sold 13.5m units in five years. Nintendo also boasted on Tuesday that it's sold 47 million games to date for the Switch. In fact, sales for the 3DS grew in the USA during the holiday season. As yet another attempt to diversify, Nintendo said this month it would launch in April "Labo", a set of LEGO-style accessories for the Switch console that kids can build themselves on cardboard sheets.

by | January 31, 2018 | 13:12

Samsung also reiterated what it said in its earnings guidance released earlier this month, saying that its operating profits were impacted by a stronger Korean won versus the USA dollar and other major currencies, plus a one-off incentive payment made to employees of its semiconductor business.

by | January 31, 2018 | 13:06

Well, the device is now finally available to order in the US. Choosing the fastest expedited shipping option will deliver the device by February 27th . Google Clips targets parents who like taking photos of their kids but could not seem to take good ones, thanks to their children's constant moving about.

by | January 31, 2018 | 09:38

EA confirmed today that BioWare's blockbuster RPG Anthem will be delayed to 2019, confirming multiple reports that the multiplayer shooter would not make its release date for this year. Back in October, EA announced an upcoming and never-titled single-player " Star Wars " adventure was being picked apart and repurposed as something players would stick around with longer than the average single-player narrative game lasts.

by | January 31, 2018 | 08:10

As of publication time, the company hasn't provided details about when global users might be able to send SMS messages or if Alexa will be able to read incoming messages. Alexa will then ask you to whom you want to send your message to. Amazon tells us it can't offer a similar feature for iPhone users because Apple now does not offer their messaging API to third-parties.

by | January 30, 2018 | 23:35

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.63 Million. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 393 holders increased their positions by a total of 56.93 million shares, 322 holders decreased the positions by a total of 49.52 million shares, and 95 holders held their positions.

by | January 30, 2018 | 22:28

Nikkei reported that there are indicators of lower than expected sales of the iPhone X in the holiday season in Europe, the USA and China and that customers are opting to keep their mobile phones for longer. Apple will also want to avoid the shipment delays it experienced with the iPhone X and start shipping the new models soon after launch. As such, we believe Apple is unlikely to have enough spare resources to develop a new iPhone model for launch in 2Q18.

by | January 30, 2018 | 21:44

Google is active against such apps as well and it took down more than a quarter of a million impersonating apps past year. Of the apps removed in 2017, 250,000 of them were trying to emulate already released apps. Inappropriate content is pretty self-explanatory, but it includes extreme violence, hate, illegal activities and such. In 2017, Google took down tens of thousands of apps with inappropriate content .

by | January 30, 2018 | 20:01

Sweeter and Smoother. The #Nokia5 and #Nokia6 are officially joining the #AndroidOreo family. Recently, the company started rolling out Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Nokia 8 beta users. While there is not much detail in the update changelog, it does mention additions like important enhancements, bug fixes, and system enhancements. If you didn't receive the popup yet, you could check it manually by going to go Settings System About Phone System Update .

by | January 30, 2018 | 18:15

A Blue Moon is just a second full moon that happens in a given calendar month. The blood moon term refers to the lunar eclipse because it tends to give the moon a reddish or pinkish hue, he said. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes within Earth's umbra (shadow). And, says Nasa , in 2019 there's a lunar eclipse coming which we'll be able to see much better from the Caribbean.

by | January 30, 2018 | 18:01

It's a platform which has seen success in everything from mobile card games to first-person shooters, and now it's one Microsoft is going to pull into its Azure cloud computing family in an acquisition the financial terms of which have not been disclosed.

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:59

The new species, which was about the length of a school bus (and thus modest in size for a titanosaur) has been named Mansourasaurus shahinae . It had a long neck and rough, bony plates on its skin. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0455-5. Besides M. shahinae , there are just five other dinosaur species known from Egypt: huge predatory dinosaurs - Bahariasaurus ingens, Carcharodontosaurus saharicus and (most famously) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus , a dinosaur that could likely swim - and two ...

by | January 30, 2018 | 16:16

Its odd, however, because it runs YunOS , an incompatible fork of Android. The new variant is listed on the company's official website with no information regarding the availability and pricing. Apart from the fundamental change in connectivity, the device will come with mild updates to its operating system and storage. A note about YunOS: while its a fork of Android, it tries to do what Firefox OS (and WebOS before that) attempted.

by | January 30, 2018 | 15:13

NASA boycotted the October 26 repeat election ordered by the Supreme Court and have instead opted to swear in their presidential candidates based on the August 8 poll which they claim to have won. Nasa supporters have left behind a trail of destruction as they make their way to Uhuru Park. Kenyatta was sworn in in November previous year, but NASA has refused to recognise the legitimacy of his government and vowed to run a parallel government.