Sci-tech

Amazon is getting ready to bring Alexa to work

Amazon is getting ready to bring Alexa to work Destiny 2 is perhaps one of the biggest games to release this year thanks to its fleshed out campaign and addictive loot-driven multiplayer design. The skill is can be enabled now, and you can pre-order the Ghost speaker here for $89.99 with shipping slated for December 19th . [Full Article...]

Kardia Band is the first Apple Watch accessory to get FDA approval

Kardia Band is the first Apple Watch accessory to get FDA approval Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD FACC, a clinical professor of medicine at the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. But, as AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra points out, it's one thing to be able to detect and another thing to get FDA approval to use your sensor as a medical device. [Full Article...]

Jim Beam releases world's first intelligent bourbon decanter

The Jim smart decanter is available in limited quantities on Jim Beam's website for US$34.90. But. whatever.it's a free world man. like do what you want.make a Jim Beam app or strap a decanter onto a Raspberry Pie. In fall 2016, it offered the Jim Beam Apple Watch , which couldn't really do much (even tell time), but offered a built-in, collapsible shot glass. The video shows the decanter bei... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 5A in India for just ₹4999 ($77)

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 5A in India for just ₹4999 ($77) The Redmi 5A variant launched in India has largely same specs as the one launched in China, however, the company has introduced some India-centric customisations. The phone comes with up to 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a with a 13 MP sensor camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and Phase Detec... [Full Article...]

Wingsuit flyers jump off mountain & into moving plane in insane stunt

Wingsuit flyers jump off mountain & into moving plane in insane stunt The pair spent several months practicing for the iconic stunt by completing more than 100 test flights in Spain before they headed to the Swiss Alps. Try to fly into the door of a plane flying thousands of feet above the ground, and live to tell the tale. [Full Article...]

Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm For Patent Violation

Apple Files Countersuit Against Qualcomm For Patent Violation But on Thursday, in a filing in U.S. District Court in San Diego, Apple revised its answer to Qualcomm's complaint with accusations of its own. In response to Qualcomm's patent and royalties suit in July , Apple has countersued, saying that the Snapdragon mobile processor infringes on its battery life patents. [Full Article...]

BMW i8 Roadster revealed

BMW i8 Roadster revealed The resulting space between the roof box and the seats is around 3.5 square feet, while the rear cargo area can hold 4.7 square feet of your BMW i8 cargo area-shaped objects. Top speed is 155mph, while in electric drive it's capable of 75mph flat out. The petrol engine churns out the same 228bhp it did to drive the back wheels, but the electric motor for the front wheels gets an extra 12bhp (t... [Full Article...]

"OK Waze" Voice Control, HOV Lane Support in Canada and More

The motorcycle mode can be turned on within the settings for "vehicle type". Drivers who use specialized lanes will appreciate the last new feature: high occupancy vehicle (HOV) route support, which Waze claims is the first for any navigation app. [Full Article...]

Google fixes the cheeseburger emoji in upcoming Android 8.1 software update

Google fixes the cheeseburger emoji in upcoming Android 8.1 software update According to "Emojipedia" the new burger design for Android puts the cheese in the correct place, on top of the burger patty. These adjustments are part of a beta update, and, as Emojipedia pointed out, may change before the public release expected later this year. [Full Article...]

Yes, This Really Is The Leaked 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Yes, This Really Is The Leaked 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS A previous teaser showed off the car's snazzy dash, which will go all digital with a large screen as we've seen on other Mercs. Granted an adult won't fit in that middle position, but you can cram a kid back there. Unintentionally or not, this is it: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS expected to take the stage at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle will be officially unveiled on November 2... [Full Article...]

Call of Duty World War 2 adds microtransactions

Call of Duty World War 2 adds microtransactions Modes such as Gun Game, Infected, and Control were discovered, as well as a number of weapons, automatic and otherwise. A video showcasing the new content first surfaced on YouTube courtesy of MrJaRni , and it offers a brief look at some of the content that's apparently on the way. [Full Article...]

CEO Says Snapchat Is Better Than Fake News-Filled Social Media

CEO Says Snapchat Is Better Than Fake News-Filled Social Media Having feeds based on usage and interests is a major shift from Snapchat's last six years of ordering snaps chronologically. That personalization and ease of use is an ethos similar to Facebook and its News Feed, where users can endlessly scroll. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Campus Overhaul

Microsoft Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Campus Overhaul Microsoft is planning to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The software giant said that the work on the new campus will begin next fall and will constitute 18 new buildings, along with public spaces and transportation investments, to name a few. [Full Article...]

Star Wars Battlefront 2 wipes $3.1 billion from EA's stock value

Star Wars Battlefront 2 wipes $3.1 billion from EA's stock value Though, Kotaku reports of a player going by Lowberg, who took this further and built a robot to play the game for him. In what we imagine to be some *very a href="http://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/66373/lucasfilm-chips-into-star-wars-battlefront-2-loot-crate-mess/" class="local_link" *Disney and LucasFilm have had to weigh in on the issue, which surely can't be good for EA's relationship wit... [Full Article...]

Australian state allows voluntary euthanasia in 2019

Australian state allows voluntary euthanasia in 2019 They must be over 18 years-of-age, have lived in Victoria for at least 12 months and must be mentally fit to make the decision. People with a life expectancy of six months will have access to assisted suicide, with special exemptions for people suffering from certain conditions including motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. [Full Article...]

Now No Need To Leave Chats To Play YouTube Videos

Now No Need To Leave Chats To Play YouTube Videos The update also makes it easier for users to record long voice messages. Unlike before, users also get relief from a voice messaging. It is not known yet when this feature will be rolled out for Android Users. The biggest change is that with picture-in-picture mode (PiP), users can now play YouTube videos directly within the app. However, lightweight apps are popular with some users elsewhere wh... [Full Article...]

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 becomes fastest 4-door sedan

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 becomes fastest 4-door sedan Reliability and daily-driving considerations that are front-and-center in mass-market cars are less of a concern in something as specialized as the XE SV Project 8 . The Giulia isn't the only notable auto the XE Project 8 has beaten. John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, added, "SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capabili... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi to launch new 'Desh Ka Smartphone' tomorrow; to be Flipkart exclusive

Xiaomi to launch new 'Desh Ka Smartphone' tomorrow; to be Flipkart exclusive The leak suggests that the Redmi 5 will come with a 5.7-inch display with HD+ resolution. We earlier believed it to be the Redmi Note 5 but now looking at some teasers we believe it would be the entry-level Redmi 5A which was recently launched in China at CNY 599 around ₹5,990. [Full Article...]

Meet HDMI 2.1 With 10K 48 Gbps Support

Meet HDMI 2.1 With 10K 48 Gbps Support The new spec includes support for resolutions up to 10K (10240x4320) at refresh rates up to 120 Hz. HDMI 2.1 facilitates all of that, as well as 8K resolution at 60Hz and 4K resolution at 120Hz. The new HDMI specification also supports Dynamic HDR and boasts a bandwidth of 48Gbps. And maybe one day, technology for video and displays will finally catch up and we'll actually be able to fully take ad... [Full Article...]

Civilization VI's first major expansion Rise and Fall set for next year

Civilization VI's first major expansion Rise and Fall set for next year New leaders and civs: nine new leaders and eight new civilisations are introduced. Firaxis Games and 2K have today announced the upcoming release of a new expansion for the latest entry in their long-running strategy series Civilization VI entitled Rise & Fall. [Full Article...]


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