Sci-tech

On Facebook's News Feed

On Facebook's News Feed The company plans to change that, according to the social media mogul, citing research findings that using Facebook to connect with friends and family leads to improvement in a person's well-being. It was a tool to communicate and engage with the people you cared about. One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. [Full Article...]

Delta 4 Rocket With US Spy Satellite Makes Successful Launch From California

Delta 4 Rocket With US Spy Satellite Makes Successful Launch From California Launch has been canceled. Friday's launch was originally supposed to happen on Wednesday , but was pushed to Thursday due to high winds. NROL-47 will join the Future Imagery Architecture (FIA) satellite constellation, which flies under the code name Topaz. [Full Article...]

Beerus Brings the Pain in His Dragon Ball FighterZ Spotlight Trailer

Beerus Brings the Pain in His Dragon Ball FighterZ Spotlight Trailer Sean Schemmel, who voices Goku, and Christopher Sabat, who voices his longtime rival Vegeta , started talking smack in a Vegeta-themed Twitter thread on January 6. Just power up the console, make sure you're connected online, scroll on over to the Xbox Store and then search up Dragon Ball FighterZ . Beerus is one of a handful of newer characters appearing in FighterZ . [Full Article...]

Nintendo Released almost a Dozen Big New Games for Switch

New updates, DLC, remasters, and re-releases were among the highlights. The first wave, coming out on January 31, will introduce Aegislash and a support set for Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Super Mario Odyssey will also be receiving a new game mode, a free update introducing Balloon World. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Facebook launches local news feature 'Today in'

Facebook launches local news feature 'Today in' Facebook announced Wednesday that it's releasing a new tool aimed at making it easier to find legitimate local news stories. The local news publishers that appear in the new section will all be approved and vetted by the company's News Partnerships team, writes Recode . [Full Article...]

Lawmakers look into SpaceX launch that ended with lost satellite

Lawmakers look into SpaceX launch that ended with lost satellite The mission control room clapped and cheered a few seconds later as the Falcon 9 split into two stages. The media did credit the source of information to an anonymous USA government official confirming the failure of the mission. Congressional inquiries into the satellite failure may revive debate about SpaceX's rivalry for military contracts with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing ... [Full Article...]

Square Enix Teases Upcoming Characters For Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Season Pass

Square Enix Teases Upcoming Characters For Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Season Pass While we already knew the game would have its own season pass, we weren't quite sure what it would include beyond six playable characters, two different costume color variations, and two more weapons for all six new characters. Maximized License Points and Gil - New functionality added to grant players max License Points and Gil from the configuration screen. Hiroaki Kato, the producer, and Takas... [Full Article...]

Dark Souls: Remastered announced

The game will include the downloadable add-on Artorias of the Abyss and feature a higher resolution with improved visuals. It's finally happening, and it is certainly glorious. There is no information as to whether there will be any content updates as there was with the Scholar of the First Sin remaster of Dark Souls 2. " DARK SOULS: REMASTERED delivers the same great gameplay, online mec... [Full Article...]

LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker makes mysterious CES 2018 debut

LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker makes mysterious CES 2018 debut It allows the user to pick Alexa or Google Assistant when setting up voice activation on smart appliances like the firm's range oven and microwave. While you might not be as excited about Bixby as one of the other, far more popular assistants, at least Samsung is staking its claim and, for now, sticking to it. [Full Article...]

President Trump clarifies position on FISA after tweet expressing surveillance concerns

President Trump clarifies position on FISA after tweet expressing surveillance concerns The House is set to vote Thursday on renewing what's known as Section 702 of FISA, a law that allows the National Security Agency to collect texts and emails of foreigners overseas without an individualized warrant, even when they communicate with Americans in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Twitch Buys Exclusive Overwatch League Streaming Rights for a Reported $90 Million

Twitch Buys Exclusive Overwatch League Streaming Rights for a Reported $90 Million In a research note , Raymond James analysts Justin Patterson, Aaron Kessler and Bianca Rodriguez say that the Overwatch deal is "symbolic of the changing face of content in the over-the-top (OTT) video era". For now, the only thing sure is that the Overwatch League will start tonight, and fans will be able to see the transmission from Twitch , MLG.com, OverwatchLeague.com, in the Overwat... [Full Article...]

US Satellite Falls Into Indian Ocean After Launch

US Satellite Falls Into Indian Ocean After Launch If additional reviews uncover any problems, she said, "we will report it immediately". The nature of the mission remains shrouded in mystery. In the static fire test, SpaceX engineers will ignite all 27 of the heavy-lift rocket's engines almost simultaneously for the first time, holding the rocket down on the launch pad while they do. [Full Article...]

Google, Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

Google, Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset The standard is created to streamline content acquisition for delivery to VR headsets , using dual-lens 180-degree cameras with 3D support rather than 360-degree models. Setup is super simple, with the integrated front cameras measuring surroundings to associate a 1.5m square play space around you. The headset has everything you need, and WorldSense understands the world around you. [Full Article...]

Climate change is turning baby green sea turtles female

Climate change is turning baby green sea turtles female Unlike humans and most mammals, a green sea turtle's sex is determined by outside temperatures while they're still growing inside the egg. The paper cautioned that environmental change could undermine the green ocean turtle's future. In contrast, the southern region, where it is fairly colder, females accounted for only 65-69% of the population. Also, not only the higher temperatures affect the ... [Full Article...]

Over 300 New Overwatch League Skins Available Now In-Game

Over 300 New Overwatch League Skins Available Now In-Game To celebrate the momentous occasion, Blizzard has put team skins for each of the Pacific or Atlantic aligned teams for characters into Overwatch . By the numbers, the entire wardrobe of skins would cost upwards of $1000, though that would really be for the most obsessive collectors and doesn't really seem to be the point of the whole thing as it's to show support for the team that you root for.... [Full Article...]

Samsung Unveils The Wall, the World's First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV

Samsung Unveils The Wall, the World's First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV Samsung visual display president Jonghee Han said the company's new flagship Wall screen was a "breakthrough" in television technology and could be customised to fit any lounge room. Samsung showcased 2018 Samsung Smart TV's enhanced connection and convenience functions at the First Look event, including Bixby, SmartThings and Universal Guide. [Full Article...]

Oculus, Xiaomi partner to build VR headsets

Oculus, Xiaomi partner to build VR headsets Xiaomi is the hardware partner for Oculus Go and Mi VR standalone headset. The partnership could help Facebook get its VR technology and Chinese versions of Oculus content into the world's largest consumer market. Oculus has also collaborated with Xiaomi on its first standalone headset. It's based on Qualcomm's all-in-one reference design. You can actually switch it, be anywhere in your house an... [Full Article...]

Nvidia launches beta streaming service that brings high-performance games to underpowered laptops

Nvidia launches beta streaming service that brings high-performance games to underpowered laptops With its newly expanded beta test , the company is now one step closer to making GeForce Now widely available. "Ubisoft is excited that gamers playing acclaimed franchises such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on Uplay PC can now enjoy outstanding play experiences on PCs and Macs thanks to NVIDIA's futuristic GeForce NOW service, without needing a high-end PC", said Chris Early, vice presi... [Full Article...]

CES: LG to showoff 65-inch rollable OLED display

CES: LG to showoff 65-inch rollable OLED display Once rolled in, the display looks like a sound bar. The 66-inch prototype boasts UHD 3840x2160 resolution and will allow consumers to roll it up when not viewing them, allowing for easy removable and easy installation, LG Display said. LG's secret seems to be the paper-thin OLED (organic light emitting diode) display which is found in top-end smartphones and TVs. Questions like "when" and "how... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Launch World's Most Powerful Rocket

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Launch World's Most Powerful Rocket The incredible power of the Falcon Heavy comes from 27 first-stage Merlin engines, SpaceX reports. "Hold-down test fire next week". Musk' Jan. 4 Instagram post points towards a static fire "next week", sometime between January 8-15. SpaceX said extreme weather slowed down operations, causing the delay. That statement came despite forecasts that had, in recent days, offered a 90 percent chance ... [Full Article...]


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