Sci-tech

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:15

Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and Roberts Space Industries (RSI), the developers behind the game that's raised almost $200 million via crowdfunding, are being sued by game publisher Crytek. Freyermuth, therefore, had an advantage and knowledge of Crytek's licensing practices when negotiating the CIG deal. UPDATE: A Cloud Imperium Games rep has responded with the following statement to Gamasutra: "We are aware of the Crytek complaint having been filed in the US District Court".

by | December 14, 2017 | 18:16

The deal allows Disney to expand its content, especially for streaming services. The company also gains a controlling stake in Hulu. To diversify its portfolio, the broadcaster has only recently launched Disney International HD, an English GEC channel with original and exclusive Disney content and targeted at the audience in the 14-25-year age bracket.

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:24

The powerful, all-in-one desktop can handle video and graphics editing and real-time 3D rendering. The iMac Pro will begin shipping on the 14th of December this year, with prices starting at a penny under $5000. The screens amount to a total of 44 million pixels. It's a top-of-the-line machine with a 27-inch Retina 4K display. And that will never be more true than at the system's launch - Apple does not tend to discount its own hardware over time to keep pace with price erosion for the ...

by | December 13, 2017 | 06:24

Solid Black Friday promotions helped Nintendo cross the 10 million units sold mark. In regards to the company's remarks on Switch games that were previously unavailable on the console, fans could also see the likes of Devil May Cry or even Dino Crisis grace the machine in the near future.

by | December 12, 2017 | 18:43

The touch functionality, though not vital for the device , is a welcomed ability becaues it eliminates the need to speak. Luckily, the firm has now restored those functions in its latest beta software, signaling it could return to the masses as a feature.

by | December 09, 2017 | 13:31

Right now, this app is in the beta version but it is available for download. Since Chrome apps are soon to be deprecated completely early next year , this web portal and its accompanying extension replace the app. This will give you remote access from anywhere in the world, provided you login with your credentials on the web app. In order to control your PC remotely, you will have to download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host that is on your computer and run the same whenever the PC is turned ...

by | December 08, 2017 | 02:06

While the Browns did decide to move on from Brown on Thursday, team owner Jimmy Haslam has made it clear that Hue Jackson will remain Cleveland's head coach next season. "We thank Sashi for all his hard work and dedication to the Cleveland Browns ". Those two clubs, however, have young quarterbacks - Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson - whose early success might be most responsible for Brown getting fired.

by | December 07, 2017 | 02:55

Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts , and Applebee's will allow drivers to order food and drink ahead of pickup; Shell will provide drivers the closest fuel station and soon let them pay for their fuel from the vehicle; Priceline will provide hotel and airfare information; and TGI Fridays will let a driver reserve a table.

by | December 07, 2017 | 02:52

Police have identified two people of interest in the case: 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, a single mom who went on two dates with Loofe the week she vanished. The Lincoln woman was reported missing November 16, and Lincoln police had said she was last seen the night before in Wilber. Loofe's disappearance prompted a widespread investigation involving the FBI, Lincoln police and multiple sheriff's offices.

by | December 07, 2017 | 02:54

This is not the first crossover between Nvidia and Nintendo, where Nvidia's Tegra actually powers the somewhat recently launched Nintendo Switch , one of their more successful consoles in recent years. Nvidia officially announced that the Shield TV in China will run New Super Mario Bros . Until now, the majority of Nintendo games haven't been legally available in China, limiting the popularity of Super Mario and Donkey Kong, which are household names in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

by | December 07, 2017 | 02:33

Messenger Kids will also be exclusive to the US for now, and Facebook also claims that the app will be fully compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act or COPPA, the federal law that shields children from online abuse and exploitation.

by | December 05, 2017 | 02:39

The social network giant said children between the ages of 6 and 11 are most likely to gravitate toward the standalone app, raising concerns about its safety in the hands of such youngsters. Kids can only message other Facebook users approved by the adult. Among them: Will it always remain ad-free, and will parents get ads based on the service? Despite US federal law prohibiting companies from collecting personal information on those under 13 years old without parental consent, millions ...

by | December 05, 2017 | 02:37

Broadband for America, which has advocated for rolling back regulations, financed a study that showed that nearly 8 million comments appeared to be generated by "temporary" and "disposable" email domains linked to fakeemailgenerator.com. The spokesperson said that Schneiderman had not identified as fake any comments that were used as part of Pai's proposal . Now he is FCC chairman and wants to roll back the net neutrality rules that were adopted two years ago.

by | December 05, 2017 | 02:36

If an app continues to stray from the policy, users are likely to see its Safe Browsing full-page warnings, which will probably drive users away from the offending software. Google's help centre. Advice on making remedial actions will be available inside the facility. Failure to comply will result in a Safe Browsing warning from Google.

by | December 04, 2017 | 01:52

It will also be twice as powerful as the next largest rocket now in use in this country. That's not all, the rocket's payload will be Musk's own cherry Tesla Roadster , which will interestingly, be playing the song Space Oddity on the journey.

by | December 01, 2017 | 06:39

Huawei presented the Honor V10 in China and on 5th December it makes its European debut. Now the company is planning to bring another colour to the Honor 7x . The smartphone comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants; all have expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB) through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

by | December 01, 2017 | 06:39

While the smartphone's exact pricing remains a mystery at this point, it is likely that Micromax will price it competitively against Xiaomi's offering. The Redmi 5A boasts of a 5-inch fully-laminated HD (1280 × 720) IPS display which offers good color reproduction and contrast. For optics, both will have the same 12MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera .

by | December 01, 2017 | 06:41

Qualcomm's claims came the same day Apple said in a separate suit - which Qualcomm brought in July over six different patents - that the electronics company's Snapdragon phone chips infringed eight of Apple's own patents. In a connected case, Qualcomm charged the contract manufacturers that create Apple's devices, however Apple associated with the team to defend them. Now, during Thanksgiving, this might have been confirmed after the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent ...

by | November 30, 2017 | 14:10

HDMI 2.1 will also support Dynamic HDR, for specifying HDR metadata on a scene-by-scene or a frame-by-frame basis. The mandatory Ultra High Speed HDMI cable can now carry up to 48 Gbps and allows for Display Strem Compression (DSC). Gamers will be interested in Variable Refresh Rate-essentially a standardized version of Nvidia's G-Sync and AMD's Freesync (which is itself a standardized feature of the DisplayPort connection standard), which alters the refresh rate on the fly to match the rate ...

by | November 30, 2017 | 13:50

The multichannel shopper spent $82 more on average than the online-only shopper, and $49 more on average than the in-store shopper. From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday , the average shopper spent $335.47, with $250.78, or 75 percent, going toward "gifts".

by | November 29, 2017 | 01:25

Cheating in an online game can ruin the experience for everyone, so game publishers react quickly and hit the ban button regularly for players attempting to gain an unfair advantage. You want to take it to cheaters, but the reality is, a large portion of them are just kids who don't understand what they're potentially getting themselves into.

by | November 25, 2017 | 01:32

Expect this trend to continue this year as Microsoft hopes to gain a bigger audience via console sales. Although we're now far more concerned with the awesome deals Microsoft is offering on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games over on the Xbox Store , it's never too early to start getting excited about a new month of freebies.

by | November 24, 2017 | 01:33

Facebook, Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Twitter Inc. are facing a backlash after saying Russians used their services to anonymously spread divisive messages among Americans in the run-up to the 2016 US elections. election". After strong backlash from the public on promoting Russian propaganda matter, Facebook has finally moved to resolve these issue. Facebook has since deactivated the accounts.

by | November 23, 2017 | 01:43

Google has said that collecting location data was used to manage push notifications and messages, although the data was never stored on servers. MCC and MNC provide necessary network information for message and notification delivery and are distinctly separate from Location Services, which provide a device's location to apps.

by | November 22, 2017 | 01:41

The new Vantage promises to be more agile, responsiveness, sharper, vocal and exciting. The new V8 Vantage has some Vulcan styling in the front with a wide-open grille that looks suspiciously like the Aston Martin logo upside down.

by | November 17, 2017 | 02:06

Over the years, it has found competition from other brands which thought they could also play this game. The internals are more or less the same as the OnePlus 5 . OnePlus has also added software improvements to Portrait Mode to improve noise reduction. The front camera is 16MP. As the company already confirmed, OnePlus 5T features 3.5 mm headphone jack.

by | November 17, 2017 | 01:54

The mission was not even made public until a launch license was released a month ago, and the company didn't acknowledge the launch until this last week. Zuma is the codename given to a top secret military payload being sent into orbit from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in the United States aboard a Falcon 9 rocket built by the company SpaceX .

by | November 16, 2017 | 02:28

An artist's conception shows the planet Ross 128b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. According to the press release, Ross 128 b is "also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star , which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life".

by | November 15, 2017 | 01:54

It took the researchers some attempts to get the mask right in order to trick Face ID, but at $150, around £114, to create the mask, the hack is not massively expensive providing one has the knowledge how to create it to specifically beat facial recognition systems .

by | November 14, 2017 | 01:55

Yesterday, November 12, in the U.S. private Corporation Sierra Nevada told the public about the successful completion of the tests reusable spaceship Dream Chaser. The compact space plane carries no crew, but will transport cargo to the International Space Station in the years ahead and conduct other missions in orbit around the Earth.

by | November 14, 2017 | 01:41

It signals directors believe Qualcomm can boost its stock price higher than the offer of $70 a share, a 28% premium to its price November 2, before The Wall Street Journal reported the bid was imminent. Overall, Broadcom's bid is a very ambitious attempt to grow its share of the market for components that go into mobile phones. In the statement , Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs said Broadcom's unsolicited bid is simply not enough for Qualcomm to accept.

by | November 13, 2017 | 02:35

A surprising set of characters are making their way into DC's super hero-themed fighting game, and it completely took the gaming community by storm because no one saw them coming. Joining the Turtles in the DLC pack are The Atom and Enchantress, bringing the total number of DLC fighters up to nine in addition to the 28 characters in the base game.

by | November 12, 2017 | 02:03

Less than a day after Twitter came under fire for bestowing a coveted blue checkmark on white nationalist Jason Kessler , it has made a decision to appease angry users by suspending its verification program all together. "Go ahead, add that middle name or even a few more emojis", said Twitter , which has been attracting a great deal of criticism of late. Do U think this blue check is warranted?? "We should've communicated faster on this (yesterday): our agents have been following our ...

by | November 11, 2017 | 01:53

But which games can we expect to see on Nintendo Switch? Switch owners won't just have access to their saved TV shows and on-demand programming, but the streaming service will also bring its live TV component to the console. He did note that the company is "talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon - things that will come in time".

by | November 10, 2017 | 01:54

Here's a look at the most important new iOS 11 .1 features and iOS 11 .1.1 fixes. It is available now and on the latest iOS 11 .2 beta update . The new feature comes with the latest developer preview and will be available to the masses in the USA through iOS 11 .2 and watchOS 4.2.

by | November 09, 2017 | 01:50

Facebook would then " hash " the photo, meaning create a digital fingerprint or a link to the image. It's done by first contacting the e-safety commissioner or regional equivalent (e-safety commissioner is an Australian position, and this test is being carried out in Australia ), after which, you will then be advised to send the photo to yourself.

by | November 09, 2017 | 01:42

But now, a relatively small study from University of Cambridge scientists shows that sheep might be joining that club. The researchers published their findings today in the Royal Society Open Science journal with the title "Sheep recognize familiar and unfamiliar human faces from two-dimensional images".

by | November 08, 2017 | 09:35

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its latest concept auto - the Terzo Millennio . Facebook/LamborghiniA promotional image for the Lamborghini Terzo Millenio Concept. The head of Lamborghini Stefano Domenicali during a conversation with journalists said that the electric vehicle Lamborghini Terzo Millenio Concept shows the direction of technological development of the brand.

by | November 08, 2017 | 02:01

So not only will you be able to see the times a restaurant is busy or if it might be busier than usual at the moment, you'll also know just how long you might have to wait for a table should you show up. Google says the feature begins rolling out today, and once live, you'll see the times in the restaurant listings on both mobile and desktop. There's no word on when this feature will roll out, and we're also unsure if it will launch at the same time across Maps and Search.

by | November 06, 2017 | 02:08

Among those killed at the white clapboard church was a 14-year-old girl named Annabelle Renee Pomeroy , according to her father, Frank Pomeroy, who is a pastor at the church. "The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene", he said on Twitter . We will provide more details as they become available. President Donald Trump said he was monitoring the situation while in Japan on a 12-day Asian trip.