Monday, 21 January 2019
Latest news
Home » Science


Xbox One X at E3, in moving pictures

While the debate on whether or not the Xbox One X is really worth $499 continues, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft will not be making money for the Xbox One X units that will be sold. On paper, it's clear that the PS4 Pro is competing with the Xbox One S , rather than the Xbox One X . And like Xbox 360 games, it's safe to assume users will be able to buy Xbox titles from the Xbox store if they do not own the originals. Read More »

Watch the OnePlus 5 launch live right here at 12PM ET

Priced at Rs 55,000, the smartphone is available at 39,990. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February 2017, the smartphone made its India debut in late April. On top of these discounted prices , you also get exchange discount of up to Rs. 11,082 on three iPhone 7 variants in the ongoing sale. To remember, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 past year around same time on August 19, but it didn't go well for the company. Read More »

Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings


The Twitter spat comes as U.S. media reported the White House is considering moving Mr Spicer to a more senior communications role. Are the White House press briefings becoming so brief that they're actually disappearing? Many have noted that Spicer has been appearing on camera less in recent weeks, with his deputy Sanders frequently replacing him during press briefings . Read More »

PayPal brings instant bank transfers to Venmo


However over in the US, PayPal will be adding a new feature to its services that will facilitate instant money transfer to your bank account. You can still opt for the usual and free transfer option if you'd like, but for those coordinating an ATM run but need some actual money to do so, they won't have to suffer about PayPal's sluggishness anymore. Read More »

Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd which had gathered at a yoga day event in Lucknow in the early hours to emphasise on the health benefits of doing yoga. It has also been reported that a good number of New Yorkers participated in special yoga sessions organised at the Indian Consulate premises to commemorate the third IYD. Read More »

NASA Selects Air Force Pilot as Astronaut Candidate

The selected candidates are the 22nd class of American spaceflight trainees since 1959 and the largest group selected by NASA in almost two decades. Raja Chari had graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1999. NASA selected the previous astronaut class in 2013 . Following training, she will be assigned technical duties in the astronaut office while she awaits a flight assignment. Read More »

Tropical storm watch issued for upper Texas Coast


National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. Cindy is expected to make landfall between Beaumont, TX and Lake Charles, LA early Thursday as a tropical storm with winds around 45mph. Godfrey and his wife live in a house on stilts, but he says water could get under his house. The storm will impact these areas Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Read More »

U.S. demands liberation of three Americans held in North Korea


CINCINNATI (AP ) - A cause of death hasn't been determined for a 22-year-old college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma, an OH coroner's office said Tuesday . On Tuesday, a United States official, who did not want to be identified, said U.S. spy satellites had detected movements recently at North Korea's nuclear test site near a tunnel entrance, but it was unclear if these were preparations for a new nuclear test - ... Read More »

Why I can't stop thinking about Otto Warmbier

Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio did not mince their words as they expressed outrage over the death of the 22-year-old, who was released back to the USA last week in a coma and later died . Investigators were also reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner , Zornes said. Upon his arrival in the US, Warmbier was taken immediately to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, where doctors said that two M.R.I. Read More »

Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama


Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) died in Cincinnati on Monday, not long after his return to OH after almost a year and a half in North Korean captivity. "The terrible torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible", the family said in a statement announcing his death. Read More »

OnePlus 5 pricing leaks ahead of the launch

And just a few days back, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared lovely sunrise images on Weibo. However, that's not where it plans to stop. Everyone we know loves to take pictures with their smartphone, which is why when folks are choosing a mobile device for long-term use, the camera is a significant aspect of the decision-making. Read More »

Latest on two tropical storms moving through the tropics


According to the National Hurricane Center's official forecast, the storm will make landfall as a tropical storm along the Louisiana coast on Wednesday. Louisiana was slammed with major flooding last summer from an unnamed storm that heavily damaged the Baton Rouge and Lafayette regions. The storm system is about 265 miles south of Morgan City, La., and though it has been stationary for the past few hours, it is expected to begin moving northwest at a speed of 10 mph soon. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House election


Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you! "I think he represents the bet in what we're trying to do", Bill Atherton, 41, who works at a nonprofit organization in nearby Roswell, said at the election watch party here. Trump kicked off Tuesday tweeting his support for Handel - whom he described as a "hard worker" - while slamming Ossoff as a candidate who would raise taxes and be weak on crime . Read More »

No Conclusion Yet On US Student's Cause Of Death

The organizers of a trip to North Korea by an American college student who died after being released from prison in a coma say they will no longer take USA citizens to the country. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says her thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) "during what has been an incredibly hard time". Read More »

OnePlus 5 is official: Snapdragon 835 and dual camera

The rounded look also compliments the new antenna lines on the back, which are around the top and bottom of the device. The OnePlus 5 dual cameras come with two main settings: Portrait Mode and Pro Mode. The smartphone offers a 16-megapixel sensor at the back with an f/1.7 aperture along with a 20-megapixel telephoto sensor that offer 2x optical zoom just like the iPhone 7 Plus . Read More »

US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

The drone , downed near a combat outpost in the town of At-Tanf, was the second one shot down by USA forces in 12 days; the downing comes as Pentagon officials are working to defuse heightened tensions in southeastern Syria. Australia has deployed about 780 military personnel as part of the US-led coalition fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria. Prior to that shoot down, U.S. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Said to Manipulate Benchmarks; OnePlus Responds


OnePlus is keeping CPU frequencies of cores in OnePlus 5 higher so as to obtain better results in benchmark, XDA Developers alleged. Reliable reports suggest OnePlus 5 review units have been tampered at the operating system level with specially optimised code that enables the execution of all benchmarks to exceed the actual potential of the handset or deliver extraordinary performance. Read More »

Otto Warmbier 'murdered by Kim Jong-Un's regime'

The 22-year-old Warmbier, who was released in a coma last week after almost 18 months in detention in North Korea, died Monday. "And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it", Senator Rubio said. Mr Warmbier, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, was an economics student from the University of Virginia. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH confirmed that it received and examined the 22-year-old's body after his death on Monday. Read More »

Brunt of Tropical Storm Cindy will miss Palestine


On Monday, Tropical Storm Bret formed off the coast of Venezuela. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Tropical Storm Bret develop Monday afternoon and continues to track west through the southeastern Caribbean with winds around 40 miles per hour. Storm Surge Warning: The danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere ... Read More »

It's not just the United Kingdom that will benefit from Brexit

The legal status and rights of European Union nationals is one of the thornier issues within the morass of Britain's exit from the bloc, which started with talks between negotiators in Brussels on Monday. "I am glad that we are sticking to the negotiating timetable, which is already quite tight", Mr Verhofstadt said. "We must first tackle the uncertainties caused by Brexit, first for citizens but also for the beneficiaries of European Union policies and for the impact on borders, in ... Read More »

Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday


On Friday, Elizabeth and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the area and met residents and community representatives. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood, " she said. "That's one of the most bad things I have ever seen,"William told a volunteer". Read More »

Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing


Tropical Storm Cindy is meandering over the central Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters warn that it's dumping heavy rains that could trigger life-threatening flash floods. Landrieu said the pumps will eventually catch up with the rain, but residents know what parts of their neighborhoods will see flooding during heavy rains. Read More »