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Sci-tech How to see the Orionid meteor shower
Author: 0 How to see the Orionid meteor shower

This year's Orionid meteor shower should be especially good because there will be little moonlight that could otherwise drown out the meteors . The best way to locate the Orion constellation is to focus your eyes on the southwestern sky, where three bright stars in a straight line form Orion's belt.

Sci-tech Microsoft 'not very supportive' of Japanese games, says NIS America
Author: 0 Microsoft 'not very supportive' of Japanese games, says NIS America

So after a really careful consideration of both sides, we decided it was more than likely that the people who wanted to play the types of games we made would want to play them on a PlayStation platform, so we chose to go with PlayStation. " Microsoft , you know, for Japanese games, there's still a very niche element to them, no matter what it might be". This is one of many times the Dashboard has been reworked in an effort to make it faster and rework some of the voice and gesture controls ...

Sci-tech Google Maps Drops Calorie-Counting Feature After Twitter Backlash
Author: 0 Google Maps Drops Calorie-Counting Feature After Twitter Backlash

However, now Google has nixed the feature "based on strong user feedback", reports TechCrunch . Along with providing the user with an estimate on how many potential calories could be burned by walking a given route, the feature also told users how many mini cupcakes they could "earn" from walking.

Author: 0 Nokia 9 images, 360-degree video renders unveiled by OnLeaks

It looks like the Nokia 8 won't be coming to the U.S. after all. After Nokia 8, HMD Global is reportedly preparing to bring another Nokia phone in the premium category. That's despite seemingly credible gossip of "customized" variants of sorts heading for China and the United States this fall, presumably with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage instead of standard 4/64 gig equipment.

Sci-tech Amazon Doubles Down on Alexa With New Devices
Author: 0 Amazon Doubles Down on Alexa With New Devices

The latest Echoes are solid upgrades over their older counterparts, with better sound and better smart home integration - so if you were on the fence about buying an Echo , now's the time to shop. Amazon updated their flagship smart speaker, the Echo . Amazon now has a mighty line-up of smart home gadgets powered by voice controls, which now includes (deep breath): the new Echo , Echo Plus , Echo Dot , Echo Spot , Echo Show , Echo Connect , Echo Buttons and Amazon Fire Fire ...

Sci-tech Firefox Quantum Developer Edition released: the fastest Firefox ever
Author: 0 Firefox Quantum Developer Edition released: the fastest Firefox ever

Firefox Quantum features a faster CSS engine written in Rust that runs quickly, in parallel across multiple CPU cores, instead of running in one slower sequence on a single core. We can see from an older Mozilla slide below that Servo looked quite promising compared to Gecko, the old rendering engine used by Firefox . Menus, for example, will change size based on whether you're clicking with a mouse or tapping with a finger.

Sci-tech Google launches its mobile payments app Tez in India
Author: 0 Google launches its mobile payments app Tez in India

In a bid to promote cashless digital transactions, Google Inc.'s UPI enabled mobile payments app, Tez , would be launched by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the capital today. It will also compete against WhatsApp , which is also planning to introduce UPI payments in its app later this year. There is also a Tez's Cash Mode that allows you to send or receive money to anyone nearby without sharing personal details like your phone number or bank account.

Sci-tech US gov't orders removal of Kaspersky IT products, cites Russia
Author: 0 US gov't orders removal of Kaspersky IT products, cites Russia

The directive issued by acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke comes as various US law enforcement and intelligence agencies and several congressional committees are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. It has tried largely in vain to become a vendor to the US government, one of the world's biggest buyers of cyber tools. On Friday, after news broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reportedly urged American retailers to stop selling ...

Sci-tech Facebook admits, Russian Federation -funded campaign messages on its network
Author: 0 Facebook admits, Russian Federation -funded campaign messages on its network

In the analysis Facebook turned over, the company said that fake accounts linked to a pro-Kremlin group in Russian Federation had purchased $100,000 in political ads during the 2016 election. Facebook has been struggling to control fake news and advertising over the past few years, and has also received scrutiny for advertising audience numbers that seem to conflict with U.S.

Sci-tech New Nissan Leaf gets more range, but is it enough?
Author: 0 New Nissan Leaf gets more range, but is it enough?

That means it'll keep to a driver-set speed, unless the vehicle in front slows down - and it'll also stay centered within the lane you're in. The Leaf will be first Nissan vehicle to feature the ProPILOT Park system, which will help the driver to park in tight spots by taking over the steering wheel.

Sci-tech Another Monster Black Hole Found in the Milky Way
Author: 0 Another Monster Black Hole Found in the Milky Way

Japan, September 5, 2017: Astronomers have found new evidence for the existence of a mid-sized black hole , considered the missing link in the evolution of super-massive black holes. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors. The black hole appears to be mid-sized and not almost as big as the giant ones present at the centers of galaxies.

Sci-tech Xbox One screensavers to be deployed with a future update
Author: 0 Xbox One screensavers to be deployed with a future update

The partnership began at E3 2017 back in June when Microsoft demoed Xbox One X 4K HDR games on Samsung QLED TVs. They didn't confirm the exact release time frame for these features but said that at least one of these new features will be released "very soon".

Sci-tech Huawei's Kirin 970 is official: high-power, AI-enabled mobile SoC
Author: 0 Huawei's Kirin 970 is official: high-power, AI-enabled mobile SoC

The chipset boasts an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU , and has a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The processor has been developed by Huawei under their HiSilicon brand. Huawei is one of the most ambitious companies in the smartphone industry and it even publicly stated that its goal is to surpass both Apple and Samsung in order to become the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

Sci-tech Xiaomi Mi A1 visits Geekbench, to sport bezel-less screen
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A1 visits Geekbench, to sport bezel-less screen

Xiaomi has already announced the official release date for the upcoming #Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 smartphone. By partnering with Xiaomi, Google might be aiming to take a new approach by providing mid-range specifications along with good hardware build and design.

Sci-tech Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for water
Author: 0 Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for water

The researchers measured the ultraviolet (UV) irradiation that the planets receive from TRAPPIST-1, as these UV rays cause water molecules to break apart into their constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms - making them vulnerable to being driven off into space by the X-ray radiation from the star.

Sci-tech Sony launches LF-S50G smart speaker with Google Assistant
Author: 0 Sony launches LF-S50G smart speaker with Google Assistant

Besides introducing the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and the XA1 Plus smartphones, Sony also introduced a new accessory for music lovers at the ongoing IFA 2017 conference in Berlin today. Increasing or decreasing volume requires you to make a circular motion with your finger, and responded as quickly as physical volume keys when I tried it.

Sci-tech Verizon hikes unlimited plan price to $85, presents cheaper plan with limitations
Author: 0 Verizon hikes unlimited plan price to $85, presents cheaper plan with limitations

That gets you " unlimited data " that may be throttled after 22GB of usage, 10GB of mobile hotspot at 4G LTE speeds, and HD video streaming that isn't restricted, meaning you can stream at 1080p resolution and above. I could sit here and talk about how consumers make their voices heard with their wallets, but I know many here are loyal Verizon customers, so you've probably heard that speech a few times.

Sci-tech Korea to cease actions leading to end of its regime
Author: 0 Korea to cease actions leading to end of its regime

Mattis told North Korea that its actions "will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours", and that Pyongyang would lose any arms race or conflict that it starts with the US. "The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people", Mattis said in a statement.

Sci-tech Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday
Author: 0 Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday

The partial eclipse will begin at 10:23pm and end at 12:18pm. The eclipse will start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday), according to Pakistan time. Instead, observers can see only the slightest dimming near the lunar limb closest to the umbra. The officer said people can view the partial lunar eclipse from their homes with naked eyes.

Sci-tech Trump hails $10-B USA investment from Foxconn
Author: 0 Trump hails $10-B USA investment from Foxconn

The announcement comes months after Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said his company would invest at least $7 billion in the USA and create between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. President Donald Trump said Wednesday a $10 billion electronics manufacturing plant slated for Wisconsin proved corporate leaders "understand that America's capabilities are limitless and that America's workers are the best and that America's most prosperous days are just ahead".

Sci-tech Trump says Apple will build plants in the United States. He's wrong
Author: 0 Trump says Apple will build plants in the United States. He's wrong

Trump said this during an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. "He's promised me three big plants - big, big, big", said the president. Cook said in May that Apple planned to create a US$1 billion (RM4.28 billion) fund to invest in United States companies that perform advanced manufacturing.

Sci-tech Panthers release tackle Michael Oher amid concussion struggles
Author: 0 Panthers release tackle Michael Oher amid concussion struggles

Actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy , the woman who helped Oher rise despite homelessness and parents who battled addiction or spent time in prison. After this week's firing of Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, Oher posted a strongly worded message on Instagram that said, in part, that Gettleman was the only member of the organisation (aside from team doctors) who checked on his well-being "constantly".

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