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Sci-tech Rumor: Spyro Trilogy remaster in development; Timed-exclusive for PS4
Author: 0 Rumor: Spyro Trilogy remaster in development; Timed-exclusive for PS4

According to Kotaku UK, Activision now working on a Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster. The remaster of the game is reportedly being handled by Vicarious Visions, the studio that brought the Crash Bandicoot N. Aside from updating the look and feel of the original " Spyro the Dragon " trilogy, it will also arrive with new features like an updated save feature.

Sci-tech NASA Observatory Captures Solar Eclipse In Space
Author: 0 NASA Observatory Captures Solar Eclipse In Space

The partial solar eclipse 2018 will be visible in some parts of the southern hemisphere. How one can witness the phenomenon without damaging the eyes? The last total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 left all the enthusiastic star gazers amazed.

Sci-tech Samsung could beat iPhone X's Animojis with '3D emojis'
Author: 0 Samsung could beat iPhone X's Animojis with '3D emojis'

Many Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 owners have complained that the speaker placement was unfortunate, as they'd accidentally cover it up when watching videos or playing games. Some of the firm's previous designs have verged from the standards on other platforms and even from other Android device manufacturers. Samsung has also stated that this particular pressure-sensor technology is compatible with LCD, LED and OLED display panels.

Sci-tech HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns
Author: 0 HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns

Chang cited a " personal career plan " as the reason for leaving HTC, without going into any details. HTC announced the move on its investors page earlier today and it's effective immediately, though Chang's successor is yet to be named. However, after Google acquired HTC's smartphone design and engineering teams, his position was somewhat redundant. It is, however, reported by some local news sources that the departure is part of Chang's plan to establish an AI startup later this year.

Sci-tech Arch : A hidden payload aboard Falcon Heavy from SpaceX
Author: 0 Arch : A hidden payload aboard Falcon Heavy from SpaceX

The tweets also confirmed that for Falcon Heavy missions, the rocket's side boosters will not always return to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as expected. Musk claimed that Ellison's numbers were based on flawed underlying data and that even if they weren't, the Falcon Heavy cost substantially less than the competition.

Sci-tech Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem
Author: 0 Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem

It also uses advanced massive MIMO and Licensed Assisted Access tech to help achieve these figures. By being able to support both 5G and super-fast LTE connections, devices will be able to more seamlessly make that tradeoff between 5G and LTE since the speeds will - hopefully - be more comparable.

Sci-tech Google announces new ad-blocking features coming to Chrome tomorrow
Author: 0 Google announces new ad-blocking features coming to Chrome tomorrow

So, this seems like a sound move overall, as not many people will argue against having those more frustrating and annoying ads blocked. When browsing, Chrome's ad filter will first check if the particular webpage the user is on belongs to a site that has failed the Better Ads Standards .

Sci-tech BMW X4 Finally Unveiled with Full Details
Author: 0 BMW X4 Finally Unveiled with Full Details

BMW has revealed the new, 2018 X4 SUV, giving it a facelifted design, added technology, and introducing a new M40d badge with a powerful diesel engine for the first time. This allows the vehicle to work with other devices, such as iPhones, Apple Watches, Android smartphones and the Amazon Alexa and Google Home personal assistants.

Sci-tech Google's AMP for emails will change the way people interact on Gmail
Author: 0 Google's AMP for emails will change the way people interact on Gmail

The internet giant's initial partners on the project are experimenting "with novel ways to tell immersive stories for a diverse set of content categories". You flip through pages like a digital, interactive magazine, and every story is accessible via your web browser: no new apps or irritating updates required.

Sci-tech Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 benchmarks show massive gains
Author: 0 Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 benchmarks show massive gains

For starters, we see big wins in several CPU-based PCMark tests, such as photo editing (over 17 700, versus second placed Pixel 2 XL's 12 800), performance (8358, compared to Pixel 2 XL's 7130) and web browsing (7946 versus the second placed Mate 10 Pro's 6908).

Sci-tech Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo
Author: 0 Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo

However, Nokia's strength really shines when you realize that it's the leading feature phone manufacturer globally and in most European and Middle-Eastern markets which is certainly helping drive those numbers up. Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. The Android 8.1 for the Nokia 8 weights in at around 1562.7MB. Nokia's instructions explain that for a successful installation, your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Sci-tech Android P will embrace the iPhone X
Author: 0 Android P will embrace the iPhone X "notch"

The report mentions that Google has revamped Android's status bar for being compatible with phone designs inspired by Apple's iPhone X . Many people deem the notch to be unsightly and claim that it ruins the aesthetics of the otherwise flawless iPhone X .

Sci-tech Unilever threatens to withdraw ads from online platforms
Author: 0 Unilever threatens to withdraw ads from online platforms

Unilever is the second largest world marketing spender, following just Proctor & Gamble, and spent over €7.7 billion previous year for advertising its different brands that include PG Tips, Dove, Persil, and Marmite . Last year the group spent €7.7 billion on advertising but are hoping to cut this following Kraft Heinz's failed takeover bid a year ago. Google said it will take on thousands of new moderators after allowing child abuse videos and other content onto its platform, and ...

Sci-tech Chicago Ties Document For Most Days With Measurable Snow
Author: 0 Chicago Ties Document For Most Days With Measurable Snow

Sunday, the weather service said. The weather service defines "measurable" as 0.1 inch or more. "The good news is we're tried and tested here", he said. The conditions could create slippery road conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Slide-offs and crashes were reported on the roads Friday in the Chicago and Detroit areas.

Sci-tech Trump Administration Wants to Take ISS Private
Author: 0 Trump Administration Wants to Take ISS Private

As per the document, end of direct federal support should not imply that the orbiting laboratory, which is now contracted to Boeing and costs NASA more than $3 billion every year, itself will be "deorbited" at that time. On Sunday , he issued another statement saying that "handing over a rare national asset to commercial enterprises before the private sector is ready to support it could have disastrous consequences for American leadership in space and for the chances of building ...

Sci-tech Olympics: Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway
Author: 0 Olympics: Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway

Her visit comes one year after the U.S. Treasury Department placed sanctions on Kim for her role in propaganda and "agitation" as part of her family's harsh rule over North Korea, and her government's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Kim sent the invitation to the South through a particularly close and trusted envoy: his only sister, Kim Yo Jong. Earlier Friday, Pence met with defectors from the North and invited them to tell their stories of repression under Pyongyang.

Sci-tech Self-healable, recyclable
Author: 0 Self-healable, recyclable "electronic skin" developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

For the research, Xiao was accompanied by CU Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Associate Professor Wei Zhang and also several other researchers. Zhang said, " Let's say you wanted a robot to take care of a baby ". It may still be a far cry from the self-healing robots in the movie Terminator , but the researchers claim that the e-skin, including the sensors, can be healed using a mix of three commercially available compounds in ethanol.

Sci-tech The most distant photo ever taken
Author: 0 The most distant photo ever taken

That image was made at a vantage point of 3.75 billion miles from Earth. Voyager 1's achievement lasted as long as it did because the mission crew shut off the camera shortly after capturing the Pale Blue Dot image. NASA said New Horizons is in the hibernation mode now, awaiting its next adventure due January. It will be woken up on June 4 to start preparations for its MU69 flyby.

Sci-tech Winter Olympics: In security breach, spectator crashes opening ceremony twice in Pyeongchang
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: In security breach, spectator crashes opening ceremony twice in Pyeongchang

The official media of North Korea has praised the importance of the historic trip to the South of a delegation that included the sister of the regime's supreme leader, and says the visit paves the way for peace. South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently.

Sci-tech WhatsApp Payments debuts in India - sort of
Author: 0 WhatsApp Payments debuts in India - sort of

To use this feature, you have to go in WhatsApp settings and set up a bank account link with UPI using the phone number linked to the bank account. Only a few beta testers are using this service now. We've reached out to WhatsApp to see if it can shine a light on how exactly WhatsApp Payments works and if it is considering bringing it to other countries following its impending launch in India, and will update this piece when we hear back.

Sci-tech Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics
Author: 0 Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

The South Korean President has been invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007 . Tensions between the two soared previous year as Pyongyang tested missiles capable of reaching the US mainland and its most powerful nuclear device to date, while Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump traded personal insults and threats of war.

Sci-tech Global Cyprosin Market 2018- Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt
Author: 0 Global Cyprosin Market 2018- Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt

What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global Gel Batteries market? Geographically , this report is subdivided into several key regions , with data concerned to the production and consumption patterns, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of 2018 market in these regions , from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering North America , Europe , China and its Share (%) and CAGR for the forecasted period 2017 to 2022.

Sci-tech Lindsey Vonn: I want to end Olympics on a high note
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn: I want to end Olympics on a high note

Last weekend, she won a pair of World Cup downhill races at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the latest indication that she is fit and fearless again. Questions about Don Kildow, and the tears they prompted were inevitable following Vonn's use of social media to pay tribute to the man who first put her on skis as a two-year-old in Wisconsin.

Sci-tech Model 3 Delays Create Losses for Tesla
Author: 0 Model 3 Delays Create Losses for Tesla

Of course, the mission for Falcon Heavy wasn't to promote a auto, but including a Roadster with Starman, and streaming the view from space certainly helped the Tesla brand. This might appear the most egotistical journey with endless playing of David Bowie's Life on Mars into the ears of the Starman in the convertible's driver's seat.

Sci-tech SpaceX 'Starman' travels toward asteroid belt in Tesla Roadster
Author: 0 SpaceX 'Starman' travels toward asteroid belt in Tesla Roadster

The Falcon Heavy took off from launch pad 39A at the Florida spaceport at 3:45 p.m. EST (2045 GMT) Tuesday, debuting the world's most powerful rocket now in service. Unfortunately, while the rocket's launch and landing were a complete success, Mr Musk revealed yesterday (February 7) that the Tesla has taken a wrong turn and will now plough straight into an asteroid belt .

Sci-tech Tesla Share Price Remains High From the Rocket Man Effect
Author: 0 Tesla Share Price Remains High From the Rocket Man Effect

Deliveries of Model S and Model X were another bright spot. "We can confidently say that we do to systematically solve the problems associated with the production of Model 3, and to increase productivity in areas where we have experienced the most problems - for example in the production of battery modules".

Sci-tech After Falcon Heavy, What's Next For SpaceX?
Author: 0 After Falcon Heavy, What's Next For SpaceX?

Not sure if you've heard, but Elon Musk launched a enormous rocket into a space carrying a payload of a Tesla Roadster with a spacesuit clad mannequin behind the wheel blasting David Bowie's "Spacey Oddity". It's not clear whether the vehicle will survive flying through the asteroid belt, but if it does it could continue to cruise through space for millions of years.

Sci-tech NASA fears of a catastrophic collision of Elon Musk's missile
Author: 0 NASA fears of a catastrophic collision of Elon Musk's missile

The photo, which Musk shared Wednesday on Instagram, shows Starman in the Roadster with the entire Earth in background. Musk said Tuesday that the batteries for the cameras were only expected to last 12 hours, so this is likely the last we'll see of the Roadster and Starman.

Sci-tech Ram 1500 Receives Comprehensive Mopar Upgrades In Chicago
Author: 0 Ram 1500 Receives Comprehensive Mopar Upgrades In Chicago

The outdoor-sport-themed show truck provides a small sampling of the more than 200 parts and accessories that Mopar will offer for the 1500. Fresh from its debut last month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit , Ram's redesigned 1500 has rocked up to the Windy City dressed in a variety of Mopar accessories that will be available to buyers when the truck goes on sale next month.

Sci-tech Pence says NK must give up nukes before talks
Author: 0 Pence says NK must give up nukes before talks

As the opening ceremony began, she and South Korean President Moon Jae-in exchanged a historic handshake and spoke briefly. "You went through a lot of trouble braving the cold until late", he told them. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. Then, the vice president's tour around the Cheonan Memorial with Warmbier and North Korean defectors provided a sobering pregame to the Olympic opening ceremony's technicolored presentation of peace ...

Sci-tech EE boosts United Kingdom rural broadband with new 4G home router
Author: 0 EE boosts United Kingdom rural broadband with new 4G home router

The service was launched alongside an online coverage checker, which allows customer to assess both fixed and mobile availability in their postcode and choose the best option accordingly. "As our network continues to expand into some of the most remote parts of the United Kingdom, we've seen the awesome impact that 4G connectivity can have on rural communities".

Sci-tech S.Korea police say Samsung Chairman Lee suspected of tax evasion- Yonhap
Author: 0 S.Korea police say Samsung Chairman Lee suspected of tax evasion- Yonhap

South Korean police on Thursday (February 8) named Lee Kun-hee, seen here in 2012, as a suspect in a 7.5 million dollar tax evasion case involving the use employee bank accounts . So far that has not worked very well given Jay Y Lee is already out and about after only a year. Reurning home from prison, the younger Lee apologised for not showing his best side and said he would do his best but did not give specifics on his business plans.

Sci-tech Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique offsets late cars
Author: 0 Tesla averts cash crunch as Musk mystique offsets late cars

A more comical side to this news is that Musk included a bright red Tesla Roadster in the rocket, but it was all in order to test the payload according to a Time article. Nomura analyst Romit Shaw maintained a buy rating on Tesla and price target of 500, even though he lowered his Model 3 delivery estimates for the first quarter to 17,995 from 20,245.

Sci-tech Unusual Volume Spotted in FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) Stock
Author: 0 Unusual Volume Spotted in FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) Stock

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FEYE. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in FireEye by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. After gapping open sharply higher, shares of FireEye (FEYE ) have pulled back off their best levels but continue to see significant strength in afternoon trading on Friday.

Sci-tech Huawei's iPhone X clone has three rear cameras and a smaller notch
Author: 0 Huawei's iPhone X clone has three rear cameras and a smaller notch

The source says that it will post renders of the Huawei P20 with a physical home button soon, which will give us a clear picture of how these devices look with or without a button. The device's power and volume rocker keys will be located on the right side. It will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system as per the listing. But the third lens in the rear camera setup is not grouped with the other two sensors, which leaves some room for speculation.

Sci-tech Google faces lawsuit in United States for allegedly selling defected Pixel smartphones
Author: 0 Google faces lawsuit in United States for allegedly selling defected Pixel smartphones

Google's troubles with its Pixel smartphone range haven't yet come to an end as buyers of and have filed a class action lawsuit against the company regarding the sale of faulty mobile phone units. On top of it, they got no comfort from the company as Google customer service representatives informed that the company would not issue refunds for the defective devices, notes Inquisitr.

Sci-tech Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units

The Update version 1.05 is for PlayStation 4 and update version 1.0.0.10 for Xbox One and is now available. Its PC version releases in Fall 2018. The first installment in the long-running franchise debuted over 14 years ago. The company is looking to roll out further cross-industry initiatives to increase long-term brand value and capture a wider fan base, such as with a Hollywood film adaptation of the series that is in the works, along with real-life attractions that are now running at ...

Sci-tech LG V30s with 256GB said to debut at MWC 2018
Author: 0 LG V30s with 256GB said to debut at MWC 2018

In fact, the LG V30s will be the first smartphone from the company to feature it. The LG V30 and V30+ models that were released a year ago respectively feature 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage. It would work like your personal guide who will be there with you to give all the information that you might want to know about. It also includes support for foreign language translation.

Sci-tech Man Says AirPods 'Blew Up' On Him, Apple Investigating Claims
Author: 0 Man Says AirPods 'Blew Up' On Him, Apple Investigating Claims

Petersburg while listening to a dance mix, when all of a sudden the headphones stopped working. Colon says he noticed white smoke started billowing out of the right AirPod during his session. "You can see the flame damage". "But I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been [my] ear lobe". Note, while Apple doesn't caution against using them at the gym, the AirPods aren't sweatproof and weren't designed for rigorous workouts.

Sci-tech It's Numero Uno for team Japan as ice stars tumble
Author: 0 It's Numero Uno for team Japan as ice stars tumble

In each team, one Lady, one Man, one Pair Skating and one Ice Dance Couple compete in the Short and/or Free Skating. Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, topped the pairs short program with 80.92, while Germans Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot were third with 75.36.

Sci-tech Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme
Author: 0 Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme

The HomePod boasts of superb sound quality that holds its own against other speakers, whether these be assisted by A.I. or otherwise. The marketing and demos both focus heavily on music and it has an emphasis on audio quality that will please the audiophiles out there (if Apple didn't kill them all off by popularising digital music in the first place).

Sci-tech Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM
Author: 0 Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been raising questions over the procurement of fighter jets from France and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not answering any questions regarding the deal because there was something "fishy" in it. Reacting to Opposition demands that the cost structure of the Rafale deal be disclosed to Parliament, Jaitley said that details of armaments purchases can not be revealed as this would compromise the nation's security interests.

Sci-tech Amtrak passenger files $75K personal injury lawsuit against CSX for Cayce collision
Author: 0 Amtrak passenger files $75K personal injury lawsuit against CSX for Cayce collision

When the Amtrak train came along, it diverted onto the siding, slamming into the CSX train. The suit comes down particularly hard on CSX for numerous alleged failures in training and procedures. "Promoting and strengthening a culture of safety are critical in any discussion of America's infrastructure". The system, which pinpoints the locations of all trains and positions of switches in a certain area, can recognize problems before they turn deadly.

Sci-tech NBC to stream live Olympics coverage on Snapchat
Author: 0 NBC to stream live Olympics coverage on Snapchat

This is not the first time Snapchat will cover the Olympics - in 2016, it covered the Rio Olympics , but only through the Stories feature. The announcement came as part of a larger deal NBC struck with Snapchat for its Winter Olympics coverage .