Research


Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico
- October 21, 2017

Working with AT&T, Project Loon is now supporting basic communication and internet activities like sending text messages and accessing information online for some people with LTE enabled phones. One of the challenges is becoming more familiar with the shifting winds in the region, Westgarth said. This isn't the first time Project Loon balloons have been used to restore basic communications following a disaster - that distinction goes to the team's work in Peru past year following extensive ... (more...)
Animoji app developer suing Apple for trademark infringement Animoji app developer suing Apple for trademark infringement
- October 21, 2017

Apple's iPhone X is still a week away from going up for pre-order, and yet the tech-giant has already been hit with a lawsuit challenging its use of 'Animoji' - the trademark name behind one of its high-end handset's intriguing new emoji animation feature. (more...)
New Justice League Aquaman Jason Momoa Image New Justice League Aquaman Jason Momoa Image
- October 21, 2017

We've already seen the cast and crew of Justice League commemorating big moments on set , or goofing off for what is sure to be a great future blooper reel, but today we have just a really cool random moment from set that will nonetheless give DC Comics and DC Films fans a major thrill. (more...)
Public WiFi At Airports, Railway Stations Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, Warns Agency Public WiFi At Airports, Railway Stations Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, Warns Agency
- October 20, 2017

The nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents in India has rated the vulnerability quotient of public WiFi systems in the country as "high", warning against the use of public WiFi at all costs and instead use VPN (virtual private network) and wired networks. (more...)
Archaeologist spots hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone 'gates' on Google Earth Archaeologist spots hundreds of mysterious, ancient stone 'gates' on Google Earth
- October 20, 2017

The archaeologists involved in the research aren't sure of the objective, or even the exact age, of these gates. He added that they appear to be the oldest man-made structures in the region and there is no obvious explanation what objective they serve. (more...)
Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon will be last Pokémon on the 3DS Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon will be last Pokémon on the 3DS
- October 20, 2017

Game Freak confirmed the news to IGN in an interview today . For example this time with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon we can treat it mainly as a project for our younger staff to work on and grow and develop their skills, while perhaps the more veteran, established members of the company can work on the upcoming [Switch] project . (more...)
Audi A7 Sportback arrives sporting Hybrid tech - and it looks NEW too Audi A7 Sportback arrives sporting Hybrid tech - and it looks NEW too
- October 20, 2017

Following an extended psychedelic video presentation, Audi finally broke the lock on the new 2018 A7. Audi reveals the new A7 Sportback with properly good cosmetic changes, more technology and hybrid assistance for all engines. Powering the new Audi A7 Sportback is a new mild hybrid system (MHEV) as well as the V6 engines that use a 48-volt primary electrical system. From launch there'll be just one engine available - a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, although an RS version will nearly ... (more...)
Tim Cook provides an update on the Mac Mini Tim Cook provides an update on the Mac Mini
- October 20, 2017

In fact, it's been three long years since Apple devoted any attention to the beloved machine. It's been a few years since Apple update the Mac Mini . It concludes that a new Mac mini is unlikely to be announced until next year, and that future models will likely use Intel's Kaby Lake quad core processors which are nearly twice as powerful as those found in the current Mac mini range. (more...)
Millions overcharged after their phone contracts end
- October 20, 2017

The independent advice charity has revealed that customers have the legal right to stay with the provider on the same fixed term deal, change the contract or leave or move to a new provider when a contact ends. On average it was discovered that those who don't check when their initial contract is over could be paying around £22 per month too much. "Its important that Ofcom and the government are prepared to protect consumers by making providers take these steps, if they do not do so ... (more...)
Scientists Find Origin Of Gold In 130-Million-Year Old Star Collision Scientists Find Origin Of Gold In 130-Million-Year Old Star Collision
- October 20, 2017

Not a bang, but a kind of whizz-bang chirpy pop . This was another idea presented some time ago - 28 years ago, to be more exact. As the remains of neutron star explosions condensed into new suns and planets. The result was a cosmic catastrophe, which has always been predicted by theorists and was called "Bulanovoj" in the space are ejected heavy elements such as gold and platinum. (more...)
Facebook is Now Testing Subscriptions Facebook is Now Testing Subscriptions
- October 20, 2017

Facebook on Thursday announced it's testing a news subscription tool created to help publishers make some coin off their content. The subscriptions will then include access to the publisher's full website, and existing subscribers can authenticate within Instant Articles where they can get full access without having to pay twice for the same service. (more...)
Alonso commits to McLaren-Renault for 2018 Alonso commits to McLaren-Renault for 2018
- October 20, 2017

McLaren executive director Zak Brown said: "Fernando has been a fantastic asset to the whole organisation for the past three years, is an incredible individual and is one of the most accomplished and talented racing drivers of the modern era". (more...)
Manipulating master? Dogs use facial expressions to convey emotions Manipulating master? Dogs use facial expressions to convey emotions
- October 20, 2017

The U.K. team said the study shows how dogs have evolved over centuries of domestication and are learning to "talk" to their caregivers. Published in the journal Scientific Reports , the study involved researchers using a video camera to record the facial movements of 24 dogs over a series of experiments in which a human either faced the animal, or faced away, and presented the dog with a tidbit, or did not. (more...)
Man Dressed As Pikachu Arrested After Jumping White House Fence Man Dressed As Pikachu Arrested After Jumping White House Fence
- October 20, 2017

Combs told police he expected to be arrested and had researched D.C. charges and previous jumpers. He was told to stop on multiple accounts. According to a police report , he jumped a concrete barrier on the south side of the presidential residence, after dropping a backpack and telling officers he was unarmed. (more...)
Uranus is going to look really, really cool Thursday night Uranus is going to look really, really cool Thursday night
- October 19, 2017

That's because Earth is now nestled in between Uranus and the Sun, which in astronomical terms is called opposition . As the moon is in this transition phase, the night sky will be darker than if there would have been a half moon, and can't even be compared with full moon periods. (more...)
Les détails de la mise à jour 4.0 — Nintendo Swich Les détails de la mise à jour 4.0 — Nintendo Swich
- October 19, 2017

Une option de pré-achat sur le Nintendo eShop En effet, une option de pré-achat sera disponible pour certains jeux . Captures vidéo Commençons directement avec un ajout qui n'est pas des moindre puisqu'il vous est maintenant possible des faire des captures vidéo de certains jeux sélectionnés par Big N. (more...)
Ahora Whatsapp permite compartir la ubicación en tiempo real Ahora Whatsapp permite compartir la ubicación en tiempo real
- October 19, 2017

Esto se irá actualizando conforme avances en el mapa . Pero el gerente de producto de WhatsApp , Zafir Khan, dijo que prestaron especial atención al impacto de la función en la vida de la batería e hicieron varias optimizaciones para que no sea un gran gasto de la misma, incluso si los usuarios estuvieran compartiendo la ubicación durante largos períodos de tiempo. (more...)
Brexit must not be used to turn United Kingdom into tax haven - Corbyn
- October 19, 2017

Some have accused politicians of using them as pawns in the deal-making. Her assurances that European Union nationals will not be treated as a "bargaining chip" in Brexit negotiations came via an email sent on Wednesday evening to people who have signed up to a Home Office list for updates. (more...)
Michelle Williams was 'suicidal' amid Destiny's Child fame Michelle Williams was 'suicidal' amid Destiny's Child fame
- October 19, 2017

Williams said she doesn't fault Knowles for not being able to understand what she was going through, as it's the response of many people , which is why she wants to normalise the discussion of mental health issues. She added: 'I was suicidal ... and wanted out'. Artists candidly discussing their struggles with mental illness isn't as common enough as it should be. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 WC: Missed chances a concern for Ghana coach Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 WC: Missed chances a concern for Ghana coach
- October 19, 2017

In a one-sided match, Ghana could have added more scorers to their sheet and had their opponents been a team other than Niger , the results would have been hard to predict. However, Niger coach Ismaila Tiemoko denied that his custodian was responsible for a respectable scoreline. "We had a match we could put in and we played very well, but we made defensive errors which cost us the goals today". (more...)