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Google may have taken first step towards quantum computing 'supremacy' Google may have taken first step towards quantum computing 'supremacy'
- September 25, 2019

Google claims to have achieved " quantum supremacy " by calculating beyond the capability of today's most advanced "classical" computers, according to a report by the Financial Times . Whether you define what Google was able to achieve with Sycamore as a quantum computer or not is in some ways unimportant. However, we're still years away from computing anything useful in day-to-day life with a quantum computer . (more...)
Rise of the robots: Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now do gymnastics Rise of the robots: Boston Dynamics' Atlas can now do gymnastics
- September 25, 2019

The video shows how this nearly 5-foot robot manages to extend its legs, twist its torso and shake its arms to perform a complete gymnastics routine. Boston Dynamics says Atlas can also manipulate objects in its environment, traverse rough terrain, keep its balance when pushed and get back up when tipped over. (more...)
CoD community unhappy following news of Modern Warfare exclusive mode CoD community unhappy following news of Modern Warfare exclusive mode
- September 25, 2019

Unfortunately, no "legacy" characters like Soap or Ghost show up, however, it's still a really cool preview of the game's campaign. Details on the mode were not provided, but a tease can be found in the Modern Warfare story trailer around the 2:18 mark (thanks, Charlie Intel ). (more...)
Alibaba is building its own AI cloud computing chip Alibaba is building its own AI cloud computing chip
- September 25, 2019

The chip is now being used in the company's internal business operations, including advertising, product search, automatic translation, personalized recommendations and customer services, Alibaba added. According to Alibaba , processing and categorizing billions of product images uploaded everyday by merchants on Alibaba's e-commerce platform Taobao used to take an hour. (more...)
Rep. Schiff responds to White House notes of Trump call with Ukraine Rep. Schiff responds to White House notes of Trump call with Ukraine
- September 25, 2019

Trump has described the move as garbage and says he will release the transcript of the phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart. Wall Street shrugged off the release of the document and the impeachment inquiry. Moreover, given the Justice Department's explicit role in approving this eye-popping betrayal of the American electoral system, Attorney General William P. (more...)
Mario Kart Tour is now live for iOS and Android Mario Kart Tour is now live for iOS and Android
- September 25, 2019

Every two weeks the nickley, dimey racer will test players in tours , special races inspired by real-world locations. As players become better at racing, they will be awarded Grand Stars, allowing them to unlock new drivers, karts, and gliders. (more...)
Samsung introduces smartphone camera sensor with smallest ever pixel size Samsung introduces smartphone camera sensor with smallest ever pixel size
- September 25, 2019

The sensor comes with 0.7μm pixels, which is smaller than the 0.8μm pixels on its 48MP and 64MP sensors that have started finding their way to various smartphones around the world. For video recording at 4K (3,840×2,160) resolutions, the ISOCELL Slim GH1 , with a high resolution of 7,968×5,480, is able to take 4K videos with minimum loss in field of view (FoV), while most high-resolution image sensors crop or scale down full image resolutions that result in a reduced FoV. (more...)
Expected Price, Features, Sale & Specifications of Asus' New Gaming Smartphone Expected Price, Features, Sale & Specifications of Asus' New Gaming Smartphone
- September 25, 2019

Talking about Asus Rog Phone 2 offers, Flipkart will give a 10% discount on the purchase of this phone to its customers. The higher-end 12GB + 512GB variant of the Asus ROG Phone 2 carries a price tag of Rs. The panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 . Asus has its gaming-centric ROG laptop series and it recently extended ROG's branding to smartphones. (more...)
Xbox to Launch Project xCloud Into Public Preview Next Month Xbox to Launch Project xCloud Into Public Preview Next Month
- September 25, 2019

The company has detailed what to expect, including how to register . Microsoft has stated it will be sending out a "limited number" of invites out to start with, and will "slowly increase the number of invitees over time" in order to test the waters steadily - but the company also admits that it anticipates it will "be unable to accommodate all applicants". (more...)
Gmail Dark Theme Now Rolling Out on Android and iOS Gmail Dark Theme Now Rolling Out on Android and iOS
- September 25, 2019

Several readers on beta builds (like v114.0.0.0.24) now report that the app automatically adopts a black and grey interface on Android 10 when you enable the system dark theme . The update is now being rolled out and could take 15 days or so to be visible on your device. Dark mode support has also become a popular feature request for users for the simple reason that it reduces eye strain. (more...)
Flight crew's tears over axing, passengers rally for Thomas Cook employees Flight crew's tears over axing, passengers rally for Thomas Cook employees
- September 25, 2019

An additional 3,000 tourists are expected to leave from the province during the day. "We're absolutely gutted, we've looked forward to this for a long time, had the wedding in July so it's been another couple of months waiting for this", said Simon, who had been due to go on honeymoon with his wife Polly from London's Gatwick Airport. (more...)
GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight
- September 25, 2019

Terry Dittes is the UAW-GM Vice President. "Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other's back", said the trucker union's President Jim Hoffa . The factory here is part of a GM Components Holdings, a subsidiary of the automaker. While "strong sales in August helped trim overall industry inventories to the lowest level in three years", said Michelle Krebs , a senior analyst with Cox Automotive , "GM has enough inventory on the ground so as not to hinder ... (more...)
Regular Exercise can delay withering effects of Alzheimer’s- see how? Regular Exercise can delay withering effects of Alzheimer’s- see how?
- September 24, 2019

To delay the development of Alzheimer's disease can running exercise several times a week . "This study brings us one step closer toward teasing out the effects in people with biomarker defined Alzheimer's". Scientists plan to conduct another study involving 600 older people with a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. "But the burning question in my field is, 'Can we translate our growing knowledge of molecular biology into an effective treatment?' We need to keep looking for answers". (more...)
How durable is the new iPhone 11 Pro Max How durable is the new iPhone 11 Pro Max
- September 24, 2019

The iPhone 11 has many advantages over its predecessor, with the camera, battery life, and processor performance being among the notable improvements. A number of originals have already been announced with a load of big names involved, including Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg. (more...)
Pixelbook 2 may be an old-fashioned Chromebook coming out as Pixelbook Go Pixelbook 2 may be an old-fashioned Chromebook coming out as Pixelbook Go
- September 24, 2019

Google has yet to confirm the Pixelbook Go exists, but the amount of leaked detail available about the hardware suggests confirmation before the event next month wouldn't be surprising. The device has actually leaked several times in the past under the " atlas " codename. If you want something more premium, you can opt for the 4K version with up to 256GB of storage and a Core i7 processor powering it all. (more...)
Biker saved by Apple watch after accident Biker saved by Apple watch after accident
- September 24, 2019

It could save your life like it did Bob's. Gabe Burdett shared a long post of an unfortunate incident where his father met with an accident. Fall detection is a feature that is built in to Apple Watch Series 4 and the new Series 5. (more...)
Microsoft launches new Dynamics 365 retail apps powered by AI insights Microsoft launches new Dynamics 365 retail apps powered by AI insights
- September 24, 2019

Dynamics 365 Connected Store helps physical retailers understand and improve the in-store experience by analyzing disparate data from video cameras and IoT sensors to provide real-time and predictive insights that help store managers and employees make better decisions. (more...)
Vivo U10 arrives with Snapdragon 665, triple camera, 5,000 mAh battery Vivo U10 arrives with Snapdragon 665, triple camera, 5,000 mAh battery
- September 24, 2019

The phone will be available in Electric Blue and Thunder Black colour options and will go on sale through Amazon.in and the Vivo India website starting September 29. Storage can be expanded further via microSD up to 256GB. The Vivo V10 has a huge battery of 5,000mAh capacity. Additionally, the smartphone comes preloaded with a dedicated Ultra Game Mode. (more...)
Arlo Pro 3 Is a Weatherproof, Wireless QHD Home Security Cam Arlo Pro 3 Is a Weatherproof, Wireless QHD Home Security Cam
- September 24, 2019

Paired with the integrated spotlight and colour night vision, the security camera captures details at any light level. The new Arlo Pro 3 camera bumps up the specs in a major way, starting with the new sensor used in the Pro 3 which is capable of recording video in 2K resolution with HDR for more detail in the shadows and highlights. (more...)
Snap Shares 'Project Voldemort' Dossier on Facebook's Dirty Tricks with FTC Snap Shares 'Project Voldemort' Dossier on Facebook's Dirty Tricks with FTC
- September 24, 2019

Snapchat's legal team had been collecting a dossier against Facebook and has extensively documented several tactics employed by Facebook to prevent Snapchat from thriving. The WSJ notes that one key stutter of focus is Onavo, an Israeli mobile-analytics startup that modified into as soon as bought by Facebook in 2013. (more...)

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