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Verizon's 4G-enabled Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch launches May 11
- April 28, 2017

Powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor as nearly all other new wave Android Wear devices , this thing promises to "stream all the music you want", answer all the Google Assistant questions you need, and access the Play Store on your wrist without any help from a connected smartphone. (more...)
Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer
- April 28, 2017

The FA on Thursday also released the "written reasons" behind Barton's ban in a 63-page document . It showed that Barton gambled £205,172.79 in 1,260 bets on football over a ten-year period, making a loss of £16,700. He continues: A ban of 18 months is longer than several bans handed to players who played in matches where they bet for their team to lose and - unlike me - were found to have had an ability to influence the games. (more...)
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Release Soon AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Release Soon
- April 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + are new flagship smartphones from the company. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 + features a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution and 531ppi. After the success of the bezel-less displays, Samsung reportedly plans on developing the first dual-screen bendable smartphone. Citing industry sources, the publications said the prototype could be "a preliminary version of its upcoming foldable smartphone, dubbed Galaxy X". (more...)
Saturn's moon Enceladus has ideal conditions for life Saturn's moon Enceladus has ideal conditions for life
- April 24, 2017

NASA's press release explained that microbes - if there are any that exist there - could combine hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water to obtain energy. "So we're going to start with bacteria and if we get lucky, maybe there's something that's larger", NASA astrobiology senior scientist Mary Voytek said at a news conference. (more...)
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Mobile App to Control Your Powerwall Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Mobile App to Control Your Powerwall
- April 23, 2017

Tesla's iOS and Android apps are being updated today to give owners of the company's Powerwall home energy storage product access to information about their in-home electricity grid. The 14 kWh home battery storage unit with built-in inverter allows "time shifting" of electricity generated by solar panels. The wall-mounted pack includes two 14kWh lithium-ion batteries - double the capacity of the previous version - that can power a four-bedroom house for an entire day. (more...)
Great Cold Spot anomaly discovered on Jupiter is created by the aurora Great Cold Spot anomaly discovered on Jupiter is created by the aurora
- April 23, 2017

The " Great Cold Spot " has been observed as a localized dark spot, up to 24,000 kilometers in longitude and 12,000 kilometers in latitude. And unlike the giant planet's familiar Great Red Spot, this newly discovered weather system is continually changing in shape and size: it's formed by the energy from Jupiter's polar auroras. (more...)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DB Super Pack 3 coming next week Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DB Super Pack 3 coming next week
- April 23, 2017

According to the latest " Dragon Ball Super " Episode 88, Gohan might be able to level up his powers to their mystical state. It is crucial for Universe 7 to have Gohan back in the team in his finest form. The script is written by Fukushima Yukinori, Sato Masanori has handles the duties of director and storyboard while Hiroyuki Itai is the animation supervisor of the episode. (more...)
Apple Vows to 'Pioneer' Closed-Loop Mining Supply Chain Apple Vows to 'Pioneer' Closed-Loop Mining Supply Chain
- April 22, 2017

Apple is trying to put a full-stop on mining of the materials it uses in its high-end devices. The company's research concluded that recycled aluminum should come from Apple products rather than recycling facilities because of the high-grade quality required. (more...)
New Survey Finds Meltwater Is Flowing Across Antarctica
- April 22, 2017

While most research into Antarctic ice melt has concentrated on the impacts of warming ocean waters that are eating away at the ice from below, a new continent-wide survey shows that these surface meltwater drainage systems are much more prevalent around the continent than was previously thought. (more...)
Critics say charter bill shortchanges school districts Critics say charter bill shortchanges school districts
- April 22, 2017

Plattsburgh City School District has adopted a 2017-18 budget that calls for a 2.9 percent tax-levy increase, which is below the amount allowed in the state cap. Pennsylvania's current way of paying charter schools is based on the cost of educating each student in the conventional school system. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) would help avoid this scenario by allowing the local authorizer, the locally elected school board, to determine what is best in the local district. (more...)
Android Wear 2.0 Arriving To More Smartwatches By End Of April/May Android Wear 2.0 Arriving To More Smartwatches By End Of April/May
- April 22, 2017

In order to define some sort of communication protocol between the two actors, Complications API specifies a set of Complications Types which can be used by a provider when exposing data. The rollout of Google's Android Wear 2 .0 update has been testing smartwatch owners' patience ever since the software was first announced way back in 2016. (more...)
A Gigantic Asteroid Is About To Zoom Frighteningly Close To Earth A Gigantic Asteroid Is About To Zoom Frighteningly Close To Earth
- April 17, 2017

Skywatchers will be able to observe it with a small telescope, visible in the night sky for two evening before slowly fading into the distance after one or two nights. EDT on April 19, online astronomy service Slooh will host a live show after 2014 JO25 zooms by the Earth, Gizmodo reported . During this particular flyby, the closest the asteroid gets to Earth is over 4.5 times farther away than the Moon, and the scientists at NASA's Goldstone Radio Observatory note that this is the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat Update Insults S7 Users Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat Update Insults S7 Users
- April 16, 2017

In fact, some of them felt like Samsung has insulted them by making them wait for the Nougat update despite the fact that the S7 is newer than the S6 and Note 5. At the same time, due to the large size of the files being transferred, Sprint recommends that you keep your phone plugged in during the entire updating process. (more...)
Bill O'Reilly Accuser Criticizes Trump for Comments Defending Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly Accuser Criticizes Trump for Comments Defending Fox News Host
- April 16, 2017

O'Reilly, who recently caught flack for his racist and sexist remarks about Waters' hair , is now fielding deserved scrutiny and criticism after a New York Times report surfaced a number of sexual and verbal harassment suits women have filed against O'Reilly and Fox News. (more...)
Whatsapp to test 'Unsend' feature in beta version Whatsapp to test 'Unsend' feature in beta version
- April 16, 2017

The feature is available in only the web version of 0.2.4077. The new feature will allow users to recall or unsent messages they have sent, with some media reporting that users can even edit the sent messages. However, this is not the only feature spotted by @ WABetaInfo in the beta update being rolled out for the Facebook-owned message platform. That is, one can easily format the text using Bold, italic and strikethrough options provided in that shortcut. (more...)
Jose Mourinho eyeing shock move for Chelsea star Willian Jose Mourinho eyeing shock move for Chelsea star Willian
- April 16, 2017

However, Jose Mourinho won't be making life easy for his old club as United are also in desperate need of points as they battle to finish in the top four this season. "But we are still grinding, we are still pushing because we have the Europa League and the end of the Premier League". "I wasn't feeling good in the sense of I was feeling exhausted but it is not an excuse because I still had to do much more and much better than I did". (more...)
Comcast Wants To Be Your New Cell Phone With Unlimited Data Plans Comcast Wants To Be Your New Cell Phone With Unlimited Data Plans
- April 15, 2017

If you're on the wireless network and enter an area where Comcast's Wi-Fi coverage is available, your phone will auto-connect to the hotspot, giving you a better connection. Comcast says it won't put any special restrictions on mobile tethering usage , either. Responding to a question about consumer frustrations connecting to and receiving decent service from public hot spots, Watson acknowledged that "wifi today is not what it should be". (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Processor Is Capable Of Samsung's Galaxy S8 With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Processor Is Capable Of
- April 15, 2017

Samsung recalled the phones and shipped replacements, but the newer batteries had welding defects and a lack of protective tape in some battery cells. The S8 phone's display measures 5.8 inches diagonally, compared with 5.1 inches on the S7. Both of these screens are departures from the more traditional 16:9 phone (and TV) screens. (more...)
India At Night, As Seen From Space. NASA Releases Stunning New Images India At Night, As Seen From Space. NASA Releases Stunning New Images
- April 15, 2017

Already, a team led by Miguel Román, an earth scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA , is at work to develop new software to attain more clarity and accuracy for the night lights. Doing so will radically alter the manners how the weather is being forecasted, and will enhance the responsive approach towards natural disaster and will even help to track the effects of war. (more...)
Saturn's moon Enceladus may support alien life Saturn's moon Enceladus may support alien life
- April 15, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen molecules in water plumes rising from the the stripe fractures in Enceladus' icy surface. Finding life or indeed living on other planets ourselves has always been a dream but, at the rate that we're going, it might soon become a critical necessity. (more...)