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Science Facebook Is Hoping You'll Drop $500 on Its Smart-Home Device
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Portal will allegedly be unveiled at Facebook's annual developer conference this May, with the device set for release at retail in the second half of 2018 for $499. Rather than portray the device as a smart assistant, however, Facebook will position it as an extension of the social platform's core use: another way for family and friends to stay connected-of course.

Science Kashmir rock carving may be the oldest evidence of supernova
Author: 0 Kashmir rock carving may be the oldest evidence of supernova

Earth has only ever hosted two extraordinarily bright objects in its sky, and never at the same time-the sun and the moon trade off dominating the heavens. It has been suggested that this represents a hunting scene and the two objects are pair of bright stars at the local zenith at the beginning of the hunting season.

Science 'Blade Runner: Revelations' is built for Lenovo's new VR headset
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The standalone VR headset doesn't feature headphones, but has a 3.5mm headphone jack for you to pair your own. Lenovo has officially revealed the Mirage Solo , its standalone Daydream-powered VR headset. It can capture footage compatible with Google's VR180 format, which enables easy uploading and sharing over YouTube and Google Photos . The Mirage Solo's smooth plastic exterior, which sports an adjustable head strap, houses hardware powerful enough to drive VR apps and games.

Science Overwatch League now has an official app
Author: 0 Overwatch League now has an official app

Expect to be watching all of the games on Twitch this season! Fans can watch the games live by buying tickets for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday matches. For more info on that, check this out. Instead, it's just the beginning of what Blizzard has planned for its major foray into the esports medium. Of course, you can expect a season two a year from now that will bring with it improvements and new additions.

Science Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre
Author: 0 Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre

Intel is focusing attention on chips that have been produced in the last five years - which is understandable to a degree. Researchers say one of the bugs, called Meltdown, affects almost every processor it's made since the mid-1990s. Intel said its chips, which power Macs and devices from other manufacturers, contain the flaw as well as processors based on ARM Holdings architecture, which is used in iOS devices and Android smartphones.

Science Android Oreo Fails To Reach Even 1% Share
Author: 0 Android Oreo Fails To Reach Even 1% Share

Well, we hope that Android Oreo will be running on at least 1% of devices when the Android distribution numbers for next month are released. According to the Android distribution numbers for the month of January 2018, Android 6.0 Marshmallow , which was released back in 2015, is still at the top of charts with a share of 28.6%.

Science Astronaut John Young dies at 87
Author: 0 Astronaut John Young dies at 87

Young became the first human to fly into space six times, having explored the outer space in each of the Gemini, Apollo, and space shuttle programs. During a 42-year career, Young flew on three types of spacecraft twice spanning three decades: Gemini in the mid-1960s, Apollo in late '60s and early 1970s, and shuttles in the 1980s.

Science Roster unveiled for Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, Goku Black gets trailer
Author: 0 Roster unveiled for Dragon Ball FighterZ beta, Goku Black gets trailer

Anime fans are glad to hear that Broly is added to the roster because there is hope that characters from the " Dragon Ball " OVA movies will be part of the game. It will be interesting to see what other characters will make an appearance in the full game as well. Twitter/BandaiNamcoUSBandai Namco has announced the specs PC owners need to run " Dragon Ball FighterZ ".

Science Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium
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It will also probably be arriving with a glass rear so as to help in the wireless charging feature. The iPhone SE 2 is far from official, and in fact rumors - what little there have been - haven't exactly been consistent. Apple unveiled the first-generation iPhone SE last March 21, 2016 and released the handset 10 days later. However, everyone was left disappointed when the Cupertino giant did not launch the next-generation iPhone SE and focused on the 10th anniversary model instead.

Science Next Xbox Update Adding New Achievement Features and Mini Game Hubs
Author: 0 Next Xbox Update Adding New Achievement Features and Mini Game Hubs

In order to combat this issue, appearing offline is the only option, but not for long. Starting today at 6 p.m. PST, Xbox Insiders enrolled in the Alpha ring will receive a system update that offers a " Do Not Disturb " online status. We're also getting Mini Game Hubs , which allow access to content from recently played games from a Game Hub without needing to exit whatever game you are playing.

Science Experience The Future Of Audio With Sennheiser At CES 2018
Author: 0 Experience The Future Of Audio With Sennheiser At CES 2018

Instead, most designs aimed at audiophiles, including Sennheiser's HD 800 , use an open-back design for a bigger, more "open" sound. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm apt-X, it is possible to enjoy this uncompromised wireless audio performance to the full.

Science Nicole Kidman Joins Instagram And Uses First Post To Celebrate 'Time's Up'
Author: 0 Nicole Kidman Joins Instagram And Uses First Post To Celebrate 'Time's Up'

Thank you for your courageous work portraying the character". Maybe it was Reese complaining that she couldn't tag Nicole in pics post-awards-show, or maybe it was her shiny and picturesque new Golden Globe-whatever the motivation, we're so excited to announce that Big Little Lies actress Nicole Kidman has finally joined the swarms of Instagram .

Science Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze
Author: 0 Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze

After Microsoft recently confirmed that it is mitigating the Meltdown vulnerability with automatic updates, reports have fallen in that Microsoft's fix for the bug, may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. (As an aside, our grammar checker has had an absolute field day with the syntax of this statement). Intel has promised to have a fix available which they said would be 100% effective, but the updated software would need to be pushed out to clients via OEMs like Microsoft and HP.

Science Climate Change Could Turn Great Barrier Reef Turtles All Female
Author: 0 Climate Change Could Turn Great Barrier Reef Turtles All Female

For an exact number of female and males to be born, scientists refer to the pivotal temperature which sits at 29.3 degrees Celsius (84.74 degrees Fahrenheit) for the green sea turtle . "Realizing what the sex proportions in the grown-up reproducing populace are today, and what they may look like five, 10 and quite a while from now when these youthful turtles grow up and move toward becoming grown-ups, will be extraordinarily profitable".

Science Doogee V, the 1st phone with on-screen fingerprint sensor, unveiled
Author: 0 Doogee V, the 1st phone with on-screen fingerprint sensor, unveiled

This in-display fingerprint design of DOOGEE V replaces the Home button to ensure the integrity of the whole screen, allowing for a button-free as well as a bezel-free smartphone. It is made of customized material instead of ordinary glass, which is more elastic than the general mobile phone. On the back, it looks similar to some Galaxy S9 renders that surfaced earlier in which two camera sensors sit vertically with an LED flash to the left.

Science Link unloads an array of fast routers and surveillance cameras at CES
Author: 0 Link unloads an array of fast routers and surveillance cameras at CES

BLE makes setup simple and quick, and 3rd party compatibility with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and IFTTT means that mydlink meets the needs of every smart homeowner, without locking them into any one ecosystem. "Our partnership with D-Link helps consumers benefit from both increased connectivity and peace of mind knowing that their connected devices are protected".

Science Google Is 'Searching' for Its Lost Company Bikes
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Apart from all the unbelievable stuff they do at Google's headquarters, around 30 employees have been specially hired by the tech-giant to try and stop its friendly neighbourhood from stealing its employees' bicycles. Local gang kids use the bikes as well. According to a resident, entire families jack the free bikes, from grandma and grandpa to their grandsons and granddaughters.

Science Facebook kills its
Author: 0 Facebook kills its "M" virtual assistant

If the AI-generated message made sense, the contractor would pass it along to the person conversing with M, indicating to the AI it was a good response. "We're taking these useful insights to power other AI projects at Facebook". "We continue to be very pleased with the performance of M suggestions in Messenger, powered by our learnings from this experiment", the Facebook spokeswoman said.

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Author: 0 " "ASUS ZenFone Max Plus packs a 5.7" display into a 5.2" body

The company has made this possible via an optional "double battery lifespan" feature which comes as part of the Max Plus' suite of "intelligent power management technologies" collectively known as Asus PowerMaster. In the camera department, the ZenFone Max Plus has a 16MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and dual rear cameras , both of which are 16MP. With its expanded viewing area, compact size , dual rear cameras , convenient face- and fingerprint-recognition security, and a ...

Science AT&T Reportedly Backs Off Deal To Sell Huawei Phones
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The paper added it was unclear what prompted AT&T to walk away. Huawei and Xiaomi, another leading Chinese handset maker, have been negotiating with carriers including AT&T and Verizon Communications to bring their popular phones to the United States market, people familiar with the companies said last month.

Science HTC unveils higher-resolution Vive Pro VR headset with built-in headphones
Author: 0 HTC unveils higher-resolution Vive Pro VR headset with built-in headphones

HTC is also planning to release a new version of the tracking hardware, which will allow room-scale tracking within a space of up to 10×10 meters - a bit more than 1000 square feet. Aiming to compete with Oculus Rift as an all-in-one product, the HTC Vive Pro's new headphones offer a streamlined design that should make the new HMD more comfortable to wear over longer periods.

Science Make your videogames sepia-toned with the new Nvidia GeForce Experience update
Author: 0 Make your videogames sepia-toned with the new Nvidia GeForce Experience update

Then you might be interested to learn that Nvidia's game streaming solution which allows you to do just this has opened its doors as a free beta. Of course, post-processing is not always everyone's cup of tea, so this may not interest you at all - if that's the case, here are some giant 4K 120Hz monitors also announced at CES 2018 .

Science Google Pay Arrives to Combine Android Pay, Google Wallet
Author: 0 Google Pay Arrives to Combine Android Pay, Google Wallet

Managing an Android Pay and Google Wallet account wasn't a lot of work, but it sure could get confusing at times. Back to what Google is telling us right now, the company has said that Google Pay will make it easier for the users to use the payment information saved in their Google Accounts for shopping online, in store, as well as for peer-to-peer payments.

Science Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year
Author: 0 Amazon Alexa Hitting Smartwatches, Headphones, And Other Wearables This Year

With its main competitor Google Assistant already making its way to everything from smartwatches to headphones , Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is also gearing up to do the same. It's worth noting that Amazon and Apple aren't the first ones to bring AR glasses to the market. One place you might find Alexa is in the bathroom, with Kohler adding Amazon's assistant to what it calls the Verdera Voice-Lighted Mirror.