Sci-tech

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam About 120 million people have paid to stream or buy music, compared with Spotify's 60 million paid users. It launched its own music and video streaming service, Apple Music , two years ago to compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora. [Full Article...]

Synaptics: In-display fingerprint sensor to launch in 2018 'tier one' flagship

Synaptics: In-display fingerprint sensor to launch in 2018 'tier one' flagship Boring to the point that I actually gravitate more toward a phone like the somewhat blocky ZTE Axon M or bezel-packed Google Pixel 2 that boldly (or even ignorantly) clash against the tide of popular smartphone design. Further, the Clear ID would require only one touch to access your smartphone. The same feature may announce by a couple of giants in the same CES 2018 event. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant lands on older Android phones

Google Assistant lands on older Android phones Google today announced Google Assistant is now available for Android tablets in the US and additional smartphones using Android. I'm not ignoring the fact that Samsung, Huawei, and Lenovo continue to push out Android tablets, but the Android tablet market in general seems to be in an awkward position, seeing how Chromebooks have come as close as ever before to usurping Android tablets. [Full Article...]

Orioles shopping Manny Machado; Phillies 'reluctant' to move prospects

While Machado has developed a reputation as the best fielding third baseman in the sport, if he wants to play shortstop, that's likely something any acquiring team would have to accommodate in a trade. Also, Orioles owner Peter Angelos, 88, hasn't been inclined to want to go through a rebuild. The O's aren't considered to be particularly deep in young talent, particularly on the pitching side, so ... [Full Article...]

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Texas-Based Chipmaker Finisar Apple has said it will spend its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund investing in innovative production at domestic companies. And with the launch of Face ID, Animoji and ARKit this year, Apple clearly has significant interest in the area. [Full Article...]

Federation Internationale de Football Association sanctions against Nigeria big shame blasts Westerhof

Federation Internationale de Football Association sanctions against Nigeria big shame blasts Westerhof The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee which sat on the matter read, inter alia: "The Nigeria Football Federation is liable for having breached art.55 par.1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art. "The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF ) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017". [Full Article...]

Life Is Strange Coming To iOS This Week

Life Is Strange Coming To iOS This Week Square Enix tonight announced that they will release episodes 1-3 of Life Is Strange on Friday, December 15 for iOS on the App Store . If you're on Android, you can look forward to the mobile game's release in early 2018. The episodic adventure, originally launched back in 2015, tells the story of a young photography student, Max Caulfied, who discovers she has the ability to manipulate time... [Full Article...]

LG V30+ Officially Launched in India - Full Specifications, Features, & Price

LG V30+ Officially Launched in India - Full Specifications, Features, & Price Since the display is OLED it has the "always on" feature as well like the Samsung Galaxy flagships. The phone comes with a built-in "Hi-Fi Quad DAC", with sound tuning by B&O Play. The device also features face recognition technology to unlock the device by scanning the face. The phone also comes loaded with Quick Charge 3.0, that the company claims can charges the device from empty to 50 pe... [Full Article...]

Do You Own United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) Shares?

Do You Own United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) Shares? United States Steel Co . has a 52-week low of $18.55 and a 52-week high of $41.83. AK Steel Holding Corporation's insider ownership stands at 0.4 percent, while its insider transaction is 0 percent. United States Steel's dividend payout ratio is now 29.85%. AKS has been the topic of several other reports. Stocks News Times (SNT) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, b... [Full Article...]

Google opens AI research lab in China

Google announced today that its first artificial intelligence research center in Asia will be set up in China, underlining the country's capacity to dominate in the fast-growing field. So the center wants to do its best to organize events and workshops in China to tap into this talent. Google also hopes to collaborate more with domestic Chinese scientists, it said in the statement. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger brings AR filters to the app

Facebook Messenger brings AR filters to the app Holiday cheer in Messenger camera Facebook is adding several holiday masks and effects, allowing users to create customised photos and videos. You have an arrow to help point to where you want them to look. By now it seems that Facebook has no qualms when it comes to copying some of Snapchat's features. If the company could convince other developers to build content for its platform, it migh... [Full Article...]

Netflix responds after backlash over 'Christmas Prince' tweet

Netflix responds after backlash over 'Christmas Prince' tweet Several users called the message "creepy" and questioned how closely Netflix monitors viewing habits. As part of its year-end report , Netflix recently reported the company streamed more than a billion hours of content per week to customers. [Full Article...]

IMac Pro details and release date come into focus

IMac Pro details and release date come into focus Apple confirmed today that the all-in-one iMac Pro will be available starting December 14, and it will have a starting price of $4,999 (which was previously known). If 8GB memory isn't enough for the GPU, you can get it configured with 16GB instead. Photographer Vincent LaForet tested a 10-core version of the machine had lots of kind things to say about the new iMac, stating, "I found a very... [Full Article...]

Pipe bomb explosion in Times Square area

Pipe bomb explosion in Times Square area He did not elaborate. The New York Police Department says the man accused of the subway bombing has been charged with supporting an act of terrorism. Ullah told police he assembled it in Brooklyn, the source said. According to census statistics compiled by Queens College, Kensington is home to more than 3,000 Bangladeshi-born New Yorkers, making it the largest Bangladeshi enclave in Broo... [Full Article...]

Microsoft previews quantum computing development kit

Microsoft previews quantum computing development kit The kit includes a quantum computing simulator, Q# programming language (pronounced "Q Sharp"), and other resources to get started with. "Our quantum development kit enables you to write programmes for these large calculations today", said Krysta Svore, principal researcher Microsoft quantum computing in an introductory video . [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 rear panel leaks

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 rear panel leaks Xiaomi already has a lot of Android Mi-branded smartphones that feature dual cameras on the back and adding it on the Mi Mix 3 seems like a no brainer at this point. The dual cameras along with LED flash are placed vertically on the top left corner of the device. Amidst this, the news of Mi Mix 3 is really going to catch the eye of the users. [Full Article...]

BBC launches full voice service for Echo devices

The Alexa Skill gives access to live and on demand content from the BBC's 10 national, 6 United Kingdom nations and 40 local radio stations as well as BBC World Service Radio. "They're a natural fit for the BBC as millions of people enjoy and rely on our audio programmes every day", said Matthew Postgate, the BBC's chief technology and product officer. [Full Article...]

Knock-off version of 'MyEtherWallet' tops Apple's App Store charts

The app's sudden surge in popularity comes as digital currency Bitcoin continues to grow in value and as Bitcoin exchange app Coinbase has dominated the store's free downloads list. Last month, fake apps for a cryptocurrency trading platform called Poloniex were spotted on the Google Play Store and used to steal users' login information. [Full Article...]

Google Maps now gives real-time notifications, live guidance

Google Maps now gives real-time notifications, live guidance To make use of this feature, you will have to search for your destination in the Google Maps app like you do normally, after which you will need to start your journey by pressing the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen with the details about your transit journey. [Full Article...]

Salvation Army Kettle Stolen in South Tulsa

Salvation Army Kettle Stolen in South Tulsa Donations through the holiday help provide yearlong services including community meals, keeping food in the food pantry, camps for kids, utility assistance and more. Mr. and Mrs. Claus took a break from their busy pre-Christmas schedule to stop at county office to promote the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign. [Full Article...]


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