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Curiosity finds odd, tiny Mars feature: trace fossils possible Curiosity finds odd, tiny Mars feature: trace fossils possible
- January 08, 2018

Sadly, the figures are only markings etched onto a rock rather than being tall, thin alien creatures - although one expert suggested they may be fossilised traces of life. The scientists fund them angular in multiple dimensions. It may be some crystals in the rock or like crystal molds, Vasavada stated. "But I have to say, the imagery is really intriguing, and I hope Curiosity spends more time in the area to get to the bottom of this", Lee said. (more...)
Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US
- January 08, 2018

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con gamepads are already available in a variety of hues, but Switch owners in the USA will finally be able to get their hands on last summer's Neon Green and Neon Pink controllers - by themselves - "later this month", Nintendo announced today . (more...)
United Kingdom parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily' United Kingdom parliament staff 'make 160 online porn requests daily'
- January 08, 2018

Parliamentary network users include MPs, peers, staff and contractors of both Houses, who use a total of around 8,500 computers and personal devices logged in to Parliament's guest Wi-Fi, Business Insider says. Parliamentary authorities said a majority of the attempts were not deliberate. A different FoI request revealed 2,751,755 attempts to access any blocked websites between January and October. (more...)
Bringing it all together with Google Pay Bringing it all together with Google Pay
- January 08, 2018

Managing an Android Pay and Google Wallet account wasn't a lot of work, but it sure could get confusing at times. "With Google Pay , it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through checkout with peace of mind", Bhat wrote. (more...)
Grenfell inquiry cuts ties with auditor following campaigners' letter to Theresa May Grenfell inquiry cuts ties with auditor following campaigners' letter to Theresa May
- January 08, 2018

In a statement released on Sunday, the Big Four firm confirmed it stepped aside due to concerns expressed by "core participants" about its role potentially undermining confidence in the inquiry. KPMG failures are also closely associated with the developing Gupta political scandal in South Africa. KPMG explained: "We were appointed to advise on structuring a project management office for the Grenfell Tower public inquiry". (more...)
The Honor View 10 will make its way overseas on January 8 The Honor View 10 will make its way overseas on January 8
- January 08, 2018

Honor's latest offering- Honor V10 has gone on sale in India from today (8 January) exclusively through Amazon . Apple and Google too have launched AI-enabled smartphones in India. The smartphone bears a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS LCD FullView display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone also comes with the face unlock feature. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 announced at CES 2018 Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 announced at CES 2018
- January 08, 2018

The mid-range XA line is now on its third iteration with the XA2 and XA2 Ultra launching on Android Oreo. Sony on Monday unveiled three new smartphones as this year's Consumer Electronics Show gets underway. The front-facing camera is an 8MP Exmor R that also features Sony's SteadyShot, and will feature a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The reduced top and bottom bezels will do little to appease critics of Sony's staid design, but other features like the new fingerprint sensor might serve as ... (more...)
Byton shows concept electric vehicle with a 49-inch touchscreen Byton shows concept electric vehicle with a 49-inch touchscreen
- January 08, 2018

The Byton will cost $45,000 and up and will be coming to the US and Europe in 2020. It's a 49 x 9.8-inch console that Byton is dubbing the Shared Experience Display, which will be supported by a trio of additional displays, one of which is in the steering wheel. (more...)
CES 2018: Samsung smart refrigerators now come with Bixby, can call Uber CES 2018: Samsung smart refrigerators now come with Bixby, can call Uber
- January 08, 2018

The refrigerators come with features like syncing up food storage with meal preparation and providing enhanced entertainment. At CES 2018 , Samsung is showing off the next gen Family Hub that will now integrate one of Samsung's most controversial new feature: the Bixby smart personal assistant. (more...)
Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus Windows Meltdown-Spectre patches: If you haven't got them, blame your antivirus
- January 08, 2018

Recent reports that these exploits are caused by a "bug" or a "flaw" and are unique to Intel products are incorrect. Microsoft patched Windows against the vulnerabilities on Wednesday, but said certain systems would not receive the patch on release , due to a clash with some anti-virus software. (more...)
Samsung spits out an 85-inch TV with 8K resolution Samsung spits out an 85-inch TV with 8K resolution
- January 08, 2018

The new technology, shown off in " The Wall " - a 146-inch TV prototype, unveiled at the company's First Look event at CES 2018 - uses individual pixel LED chips that produce their own light sources and, therefore, darker darks and brighter brights than its LED TVs have previously been capable. (more...)
NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC NVIDIA unveils 65-inch 4K 'Big Format Gaming Displays' with G-SYNC
- January 08, 2018

In terms of picture quality, the BFGD features a 4K HDR display built with a full direct-array backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance and Quantum Dot Enhancement Films to produce a DCI-P3 color gamut. With the integration of G-SYNC for ultra-smooth PC gaming, we're also able to display content as it was meant to be viewed by the director. Some techniques and processes are better than others, but before now you could never approach the clarity of a high-quality cinema setup at home. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever in US Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever in US
- January 08, 2018

But the Nintendo Switch is on pace to take over. The PS2 now has the world record for console sales, selling an impressive 155 million units during its lifetime. The future of the Nintendo Switch looks very bright. However, with more games being released each month for this system, that is not likely. This, and a subsequent update, suggests that there could be 18 new games due to be announced by Nintendo. (more...)
DJI's smart selfie stick is better and cheaper than ever DJI's smart selfie stick is better and cheaper than ever
- January 08, 2018

DJI, usually on the forefront of new technology within their specific niche, seems to be looking to compete with the Zhiyun Crane 2 gimbal with the announcement of the new Ronin-S gimbal . Availability in 2 frame sizes for either camera type. The Ronin S works with most camera lens combinations such as the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha systems. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Console of All Time Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Console of All Time
- January 07, 2018

The Switch previously set a Nintendo record for fastest-selling console during its first two days on the market. On 1/4/18 Nintendo said in a blog post , " Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in us history". (more...)
FCC chair Ajit Pai backs out of CES appearance FCC chair Ajit Pai backs out of CES appearance
- January 07, 2018

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not immediately respond to Recode , a spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the event, declined to comment, and an FCC spokesman for Pai said the agency does "not comment on security measures or concerns". (more...)
Apple Confirms Mac and iOS Devices Vulnerable to Intel, ARM Chip Flaws Apple Confirms Mac and iOS Devices Vulnerable to Intel, ARM Chip Flaws
- January 07, 2018

The second, called Spectre, affects chips from Intel , AMD and ARM and lets hackers potentially trick otherwise error-free applications into giving up secret information. It's also not clear how easy it would be to exploit these flaws. To exploit the vulnerability, bad software needs to get into your machine, so the fewer opportunities you offer for that to happen, the better. (more...)
What Analysts Think of AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS)?
- January 07, 2018

Cowen's price objective points to a potential upside of 3.92% from the company's current price. X has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Also, VP Colleen M. Darragh sold 9,700 shares of United States Steel stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.57, for a total transaction of $645,094.80. (more...)
Ajit Pai cancels industry trade speech over death threats Ajit Pai cancels industry trade speech over death threats
- January 07, 2018

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump , and he always wanted to reserve the landmark net neutrality rules that were delivered under the former Obama administration . Under the new directives, the FTC will be in charge of overseeing ISPs, as they were before net neutrality was established. Legal challenges to the repeal are being planned. (more...)
Google says phones, tablets also affected by newly discovered security issue Google says phones, tablets also affected by newly discovered security issue
- January 07, 2018

Unfortunately, a major discovery by technology experts identified new security flaws in almost all computer processors that make everything from mobile to cloud information vulnerable to hacking. Those who should be most concerned are Microsoft and Windows users , but thankfully an emergency patch for these platforms has been released via Windows Update. (more...)