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Science Oculus Rift VR headsets defeated by runtime service issue
Author: 0 Oculus Rift VR headsets defeated by runtime service issue

Recently, a "black screen of death" began affecting users, and so far, the finger is being pointed at recent Nvidia driver updates as well as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from past year. We'll share more updates here as we have them. While right now the finger is being pointed at Nvidia drivers, the folks at PCGamesN have also pointed out that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may also have something to do with the issue.

Science Most Recent Analysts Ratings Amazon.com, Inc
Author: 0 Most Recent Analysts Ratings Amazon.com, Inc

The institutional investor held 534 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $512,000, up from 214 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IWM) by 2,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,784 shares, and cut its stake in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM).

Science Fortnite Battle Royale Debuts New Limited-Time Only Game Mode
Author: 0 Fortnite Battle Royale Debuts New Limited-Time Only Game Mode

It is expected to have similarities to one of the earlier game modes which was 50 v 50, it was a fun and chaotic clash that saw two huge teams collide across the map. The latest game type will only, understandably, be available for Fortnite: Battle Royale but the good news is that BR is completely free to play! The battle royale genre is, without a shadow of a doubt, the hottest property in video games at the moment, with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG (PlayerUnknown's ...

Science Facebook's Messenger Lite app now includes video chat
Author: 0 Facebook's Messenger Lite app now includes video chat

Now all we need Facebook to do is stop there and not add any new features - or else we might need a Messenger Lighter app in a few years to reset everything again. Facebook made it a little easier to video chat with your friends. The new video chatting functionality is simple and works similarly to any of the other dozen popular messaging apps.

Science Google Home gets free voice calling in the UK
Author: 0 Google Home gets free voice calling in the UK

It doesn't require a landline and doesn't cost anything. All you have to do is say “Hey, Google, Call Dave” or “Call Mum”. It doesn't, however, call 999 or 112, and there is a disclaimer about similar sounding voices, and recordings of your voice being used to make a fake call.

Science Why Mi TV 4A could become India's smart television
Author: 0 Why Mi TV 4A could become India's smart television

The remote bundled with the TV can be used to control both the TV as well as video sources. The other spec which remains identical across the lineup is the onboard storage - 8GB. Both the Mi TV 4A models are actually pretty similar. Xiaomi on Wednesday launched two new smart TVs in India. These TVs boast of a great viewing experience combined with a powerful set of speakers.

Science New privacy settings coming to Windows 10 get previewed
Author: 0 New privacy settings coming to Windows 10 get previewed

Windows 10 S will only use App Store UWP packages and will use it as a walled garden for Windows 10, aimed primarily at the Chromebook market , that is to say, budget-conscious consumers and the education sector. For example, Windows 10 Home users would be able to switch S Mode off for free, while Windows 10 Pro users may have to pay $49 to switch the mode off.

Science Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse
Author: 0 Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

This will allow users to use their smartphone as keyboard or mouse. Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 comes with DeX support that allows you to use your smartphone as a trackpad, and you can even hook up a monitor and a keyboard to transform it onto a PC.

Science Apple planning cheaper MacBook Air, report says
Author: 0 Apple planning cheaper MacBook Air, report says

The current 13-inch MacBook Air is already one of the cheaper notebooks Apple has put out recently as it consolidated its MacBook lines to a few models. The 11 inch MacBook Air is being discontinued in 2016 and now they are only offering the 13 inch Macbook Air. (Photo: Ewettach|Wikimedia Commons) Macbook Airs ready for deployment.

Author: 0 New Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S teaser points to individually operating dual cameras

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2s , which is scheduled to make its debut on March 27, has made an unofficial appearance on a Chinese social media site. This comes from the same leaked firmware images where XDA developers found the watermark which reads 'Shot on Mi Mix 2S , AI Dual Camera.' A picture also shows the dual camera of the smartphone at the back.

Science Chinese Satellite Tiangong-1 May Crash Into Earth In March
Author: 0 Chinese Satellite Tiangong-1 May Crash Into Earth In March

China had admitted to losing its control in 2016 and even agreed that they would not be able to perform a controlled re-entry. The ESA said a precise location and time for reentry will never be possible to predict. A somewhat alarming warning from Aerospace Corporation's Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies (CORDS) states: "Potentially, there may be a highly toxic and corrosive substance called hydrazine on board the spacecraft that could survive reentry".

Science Blizzard working on Diablo 3 port for Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Blizzard working on Diablo 3 port for Nintendo Switch

That flurry of speculation spawned two very active threads on the Nintendo Switch subreddit and the Resetera forums . Last week, Blizzard tweeted a gif of a Diablo night light being switched on and off. According to Eurogamer's sources, that was not true. At this point, Diablo 3 is such an old game that launching it without any of its expansions would be a bad move on the part of Blizzard.

Science Amazon Said To Expand Whole Foods Delivery To San Francisco
Author: 0 Amazon Said To Expand Whole Foods Delivery To San Francisco

If you're a Prime member living in one of those cities, you can download the Prime Now app and order groceries from Whole Foods beginning today. "We're happy to bring our customers in San Francisco and Atlanta the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites", said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and chief executive officer.

Science Netflix's Lost in Space: Watch the trailer
Author: 0 Netflix's Lost in Space: Watch the trailer

Earlier this month Netflix also confirmed that "Back Mirror" will be returning with new episodes. While the core premise remains intact (the Robinsons have been stranded following a colonization mission gone wrong), much has changed in the past few decades.

Science Google shows 72 qubit quantum chip with low error rates
Author: 0 Google shows 72 qubit quantum chip with low error rates

Although no one has achieved this goal yet, Google calculates quantum supremacy can be comfortably demonstrated with 49 qubits, a circuit depth exceeding 40, and a two-qubit error below 0.5%. Another important characteristic of a 72-qubit machine, as illustrated in the image below, is that it's still within reach of a classical computer simulation, which is now the only way to validate both that the quantum computer is operating correctly (since you can cross-check the answers), and that it ...

Science AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess
Author: 0 AMD Project ReSX improves Radeons' e-sports prowess

We wrote yesterday about AMD's Radeon Software 18.3.1 , a release that includes performance improvements in popular multiplayer title Dota 2 . You can check over the standard release notes here. AMD have fixed a few multi-GPU issues in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and World of Tanks too, and you can read the full fix list below. The latest version of the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 WHQL drivers, fixes a few issues that were present before and apart from that new features ...

Author: 0 Interim Released for NEET Aspirants; Delhi HC Stays CBSE Orders

The court for now has put a hold on CBSE’s capping limit of age to 25 years and the decision is still pending. The final hearing however, is expected to be on 6th April, 2018 and till then all the applicants will be allowed to fill the forms irrespective of the age bar which previously existed.

Science North Korea leader wants to advance Korea ties, makes treaty with South
Author: 0 North Korea leader wants to advance Korea ties, makes treaty with South

The most senior South Koreans to travel to North Korea for more than a decade met leader Kim Jong Un Monday, a Seoul official said, the latest step in an Olympics-driven rapprochement on the divided peninsula. Following this week's visit, two of the envoys - the head of the National Security Office in South Korea and the intelligence chief - are expected to go to the United States to brief government officials.

Science Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite Price Details Tipped
Author: 0 Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite Price Details Tipped

Huawei is expected to announce its latest flagship devices, the P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite , in Paris on 27 March. In which case Huawei's new range will be pricier than the Huawei P10 range, but should still undercut the most expensive phones on the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X .

Science Toyota GR previews Supra Racing concept
Author: 0 Toyota GR previews Supra Racing concept

The Toyota Supra has been an icon, a legend, a cult - evoking emotions that only a few cars have managed to bring out in the century-old history of automobiles. The concept will be featured in the updated Gran Turismo Sport video game to be released next month. Since this concept is all about racing, lightweight materials are found in the bumpers, splitter, diffuser and rear wing.

Science VW ID Vizzion concept unveiled - Will rival Tesla Model S upon launch
Author: 0 VW ID Vizzion concept unveiled - Will rival Tesla Model S upon launch

The short front and rear overhangs contrast with the extremely long wheelbase and coupé-like roof section, with VW saying the cabin offers more space than today's premium class models - even though the I.D. The vehicle will learn what each driver and passenger likes loading temperature settings and top playlists when you get in. "Step by step, it will relieve the driver of tasks, if the driver so wishes", said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess.

Science Is Instagram Working on Video and Voice Call Features?
Author: 0 Is Instagram Working on Video and Voice Call Features?

TechCrunch reports that Instagram might be expanding its features by adding calling features to the app. Of course, there has not been any direct indication when these features might drop, but since Snapchat has already let it be known of its move to offer these features, Instagram may want to get off the blocks faster to maintain its lead in the industry.

Science You can now use Google Search on iMessage
Author: 0 You can now use Google Search on iMessage

Google Search is now available within iMessage. What this extension does is allow iPhone users to perform Google searches without the need to exit the iOS app. Those users need not do anything but update their Google for iOS app to get these features. Support for Google app searches of related content when using Safari and the ability to drag and drop content to and from the Google app on an iPad were also added today.

Science Xiaomi to enter the USA smartphone market by early 2019
Author: 0 Xiaomi to enter the USA smartphone market by early 2019

Despite Jun's optimism about entering the market by as soon as this year, there are plenty of potential roadblocks. To be clear, the brand already sells quite a few products in the nation like an Android set-top box , headphones, a 360-degree camera, and a battery pack.

Science SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scheduled for Tuesday
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon 9 launch scheduled for Tuesday

As Ars Technica points out, SpaceX's Falcon 9 has reached the 50th launch milestone faster than NASA's Atlas V and the Space Shuttle program. Elon Musk's space company will not attempt to land / reuse the Falcon 9's first stage after launch due to unfavorable weather conditions off Florida's Atlantic Coast.

Science Glass walls and headaches at Apple Park
Author: 0 Glass walls and headaches at Apple Park

Transcripts of three calls were published following a public records request by The San Francisco Chronicle . Patient: Um, I walked into a glass door on the first floor of Apple Park when I was trying to go outside, which was very silly.

Science Mercedes-AMG C43 Gets Power Bump, New Styling
Author: 0 Mercedes-AMG C43 Gets Power Bump, New Styling

Two round, twin-tailpipe trim elements get a high-gloss chrome finish. Rounding off the changes on the outside are modified LED headlights and taillights together with the new wheel designs available for the US -spec model in 18- or 19-inch sizes.

Science WhatsApp likely testing Locked Recordings feature on Android beta
Author: 0 WhatsApp likely testing Locked Recordings feature on Android beta

When you do this, WhatsApp will continue recording even when you are not holding down the mic button. Given that it is under testing, we can expect the feature to be rolled out to all the Android beta users by the end of March. You have seven minutes to delete the message after it's sent . In its current build, both sender and recipient must have the latest version of WhatsApp installed for it to work as intended.

Science Android P OS rumored to launch mid-March
Author: 0 Android P OS rumored to launch mid-March

Gadget leaker Evan Blass is also stating that Google is eyeing a mod-month release of the Android P Developer Preview. Personally I have a hard time picturing Google engineers letting a perfectly reasonable joke like releasing Android P on Pi Day go by, but then again they may find not releasing it on Pi Day to be equally amusing in messing with our expectations.

Science Nokia 9 2018 Price & Release Date
Author: 0 Nokia 9 2018 Price & Release Date

However, it is powered by Snapdragon 835 which also powers the Nokia 8. Even though the resolution of the display is unknown, it should come with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The high-profile phone is expected to launch in September. It also comes with updated camera specs which includes a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and a 13-megapixel secondary telephoto sensor with an f/2.6 aperture.

Science Stephen Hawking Describes the Universe Before the Big Bang
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking Describes the Universe Before the Big Bang

The president of Reasons to Believe also told CP that the model that Hawking is proposing for the origins of the Universe is problematic in light of modern astronomical observations. "Conventional real time is replaced by imaginary time". In Hawking's own words, "it is not the kind of time we normally experience" and the four-dimensional "Euclidean space-time" it would create with the three dimensions of space would be nearly impossible for anyone to imagine.

Science Nintendo Doesn't Have Plans for a Switch 2.0
Author: 0 Nintendo Doesn't Have Plans for a Switch 2.0

Nintendo has also announced that it will deploy an update that resolves the issue . We began playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that same day. The company also has big goals for its Nintendo Labo , a construction kit, which goes on sale this April and will hopefully inspire more people to buy a Switch.

Science FL Senate OKs Plan to Arm Teachers, Rejects Assault-Weapons Ban
Author: 0 FL Senate OKs Plan to Arm Teachers, Rejects Assault-Weapons Ban

The state's Republican majority agreed to accept an amendment requiring deputized school officials to undergo 12 hours of diversity training in addition to the 132 hours of firearms training to be certified to carry a weapon in the school. No form. No shape. The shooter is being held at the Broward County Jail without bail. Several Democratic members expressed concerns about potential unintended consequences of arming teachers and about the amount of discretion given to sheriffs to set the ...

Science Monster Hunter World is Capcom's biggest game ever
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World is Capcom's biggest game ever

It leapfrogged previous record-holder Resident Evil 5 , which sold 7.3 million - and that is as of December 2017, meaning Monster Hunter: World has worked quickly as well. Not to mention the fact that the game is yet to see its PC release which is scheduled for later this year, and will no doubt cause sales to spike further still.

Science Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to Oscars 2018
Author: 0 Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to Oscars 2018

Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress Faye Dunaway made her acting debut on Broadway in 1962. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected", PricewaterhouseCoopers , the company responsible for the Oscars on-site accountants, said in a statement after the ceremony.

Science Amazon May Soon Stop Selling Google's Nest Thermostats
Author: 0 Amazon May Soon Stop Selling Google's Nest Thermostats

E-retail giant Amazon has declined to feature any future products from Google's line of smart home products, Nest and as a result, Nest won't be restocking those items now listed on the site once they sell out. Recent rumours suggest the online retailer will soon stop selling the Big G's line of Nest products. Amazon recently acquired Ring, a manufacturer of internet-connected cameras and door locks for over $1 billion.

Science Toyota embarks on $2.8 billion self-driving vehicle research venture
Author: 0 Toyota embarks on $2.8 billion self-driving vehicle research venture

Toyota announced Friday that it is creating a new company devoted to researching and developing self-driving vehicles and the software that makes them run. "We will recruit globally, and I am thrilled to lead this effort". High-quality software development and big data from connected vehicles will be crucial to success.

Science Cheaper MacBook Air coming later this year, claims report
Author: 0 Cheaper MacBook Air coming later this year, claims report

A cheaper variant of the MacBook Air could arrive sometime in the second quarter of 2018. Like all Apple products, its MacBook range too doesn't come cheap. Last year, Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a modest spec bump. Apple now sells the 13-inch MacBook Air for $999 (or approx Rs 65,131). Apple is holding their event every year in September month and hopefully they would introduce their new generation MacBook Air in the conference.

Science Second Snap: New Spectacles expected from Snapchat
Author: 0 Second Snap: New Spectacles expected from Snapchat

Snap is working on two new versions of its Spectacles camera-enabled glasses, according to a Friday report from business news site Cheddar . Snap didn't sell many Spectacles . The firm's first iteration of smart glasses didn't exactly take the world by storm, as reports of "hundreds of thousands" of unsold first-generation Spectacles were making the rounds three months after the product's debut.

Science March will Come with Two Full Moons: When Can You See Them
Author: 0 March will Come with Two Full Moons: When Can You See Them

It appears that March will also come with the first blue moon of the next season. This full moon will reach peak fullness at 8:36 a.m. ET on March 31, so those who live where it will be light out at that time might have to wake up before sunrise to see the almost full blue moon .

Science Selena bags for sale today at HEB
Author: 0 Selena bags for sale today at HEB

Made of 100-percent recyclable material, the fashionable totes will be available exclusively at H-E-B while supplies last. Thursday, H-E-B announced it worked alongside Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, to create the tote bag with iconic images of the "Queen of Cumbia".

Science Fitbit plans to launch 'mass-appeal' smartwatch after disappointing sales
Author: 0 Fitbit plans to launch 'mass-appeal' smartwatch after disappointing sales

Because the Ionic failed to appeal to the mass market, Fitbit expects Q1 sales to be weak. Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Looking at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, 1 Analysts issued a Buy for MoSys, 2 gave Outperform, 8 analysts gave Hold Rating, 1 issued Underperform and 1 marked the stock as Sell.

Science Scientists Spot Hidden Penguin Super-Colony
Author: 0 Scientists Spot Hidden Penguin Super-Colony

Other colonies in other locations that are being compromised by humans are definitely on the decline, and the penguin species was not known to exist on the Danger Islands at all, so this was a delightful bit of serendipity, followed by hard work and perseverance.