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Sci-tech New options from Airbnb include luxury digs, perks for 'Super Hosts'
Author: 0 New options from Airbnb include luxury digs, perks for 'Super Hosts'

The series of announcements will be made today in a 10 a.m. press conference held for members of the media and Airbnb staff at The Masonic in San Francisco. Unique spaces includes things like treehouses and Airstreams, while boutique hotels would be non-chain hotels . Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels , the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.

Sci-tech Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications And Prices Leaked
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications And Prices Leaked

The same report also mentions how the spec and the features of the phones will possibly be in the very near future. But it'll take more than a curved back to beat the Samsung Galaxy S9 , right? The Xperia XZ2 should arrive with a 5.8-inch 18:9 display, although the resolution hasn't been revealed.

Sci-tech EA Officially Announces Burnout Paradise Remaster, Out Next Month
Author: 0 EA Officially Announces Burnout Paradise Remaster, Out Next Month

First released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2008, Burnout Paradise was sadly the last entry in Criterion's destructive racing series before moving onto new projects. Burnout Paradise Remastered will include nearly all previously released downloadable content . For those that are members of EA Access, they will be able to try the game first beginning on March 9th.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted on GFXBench
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted on GFXBench

The S9 Plus' secondary rear camera would be locked at f/2.4 and would be intended more for zoomed or portrait photos. In case you missed it, the Galaxy S9/S9+ have leaked extensively over the past few weeks and you can find out what to expect in this post .

Sci-tech Amazon Echo devices now available to all customers
Author: 0 Amazon Echo devices now available to all customers

Echo smart speakers are voice-controlled and have been created to always be ready to take instructions from the users. Currently, over 12,000 skills available for users in India, as the company claims, and it seems, Amazon is planning towards bringing more and more skills to the Echo devices in the days to come.

Sci-tech Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro With Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launched In India
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro With Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Launched In India

Interestingly, the company now launched the 55-inch premium Mi LED Smart TV 4 alongside the Red Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones. Additionally, Xiaomi also unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU. In a move that will garner a lot of eyeballs, Xiaomi has gone for a vertically placed dual-camera setup which is positioned uncannily similar to the iPhone X .

Sci-tech Google launches its own version of Snapchat Stories
Author: 0 Google launches its own version of Snapchat Stories

The Developer preview for AMP stories is starting today with tutorials and documentation available for publishers to begin using. That's where AMP stories sets itself apart. "With AMP for email, information in email messages can be dynamic, kept up-to-date and made actionable", Google AMP project engineering lead Malte Ubl said in a blog post.

Sci-tech Sonos made a playlist for Apple's HomePod launch
Author: 0 Sonos made a playlist for Apple's HomePod launch

Apple has marketed HomePod's superior audio quality as its defining feature, and some have wondered how well the speaker will be able to project itself in retail settings which are often noisy and crowded. Currently, Siri does not communicate with Apple TV, which is a baffling omission considering all the recent work put into developing the latter, and the ease with which Google Home users can use Chromecast to watch something on the big screen.

Sci-tech Apple plays down security fears over leaked iOS source code
Author: 0 Apple plays down security fears over leaked iOS source code

Jonathan Levin, the author of a series of books on iOS and Mac OSX internals, called the leak " huge ", speculating the code is now making rounds in the underground iOS jailbreaking community . Though the code is for the iOS 9, some of the parts can be found in the iOS 11 , notes The Verge. iOS bootloader The leak could be of value to "jailbreakers" who install third-party software on iPhones and iPads.

Sci-tech NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship
Author: 0 NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship

With these pictures, New Horizons breaks a record of 27 years established by the NASA Voyager 1 probe when it captured the famous Earth photograph, Pale Blue Dot , at 6,0 60 million kilometers. The New Horizons spacecraft is said to be in good condition and is now hibernating, with mission control planning to awaken it again on June 4 in preparation for a flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 in mid-2019.

Sci-tech Northeast BC unemployment rate below four per cent in January 2018
Author: 0 Northeast BC unemployment rate below four per cent in January 2018

The monthly employment figures for specific regions of Canada, like Cape Breton, are determined by a three-month moving average of unemployment rates unadjusted for seasonality, while national, provincial and major city numbers reflect monthly numbers which are seasonally adjusted.

Sci-tech IOS iBoot Code Leaked, Huge Security Headache for Apple
Author: 0 IOS iBoot Code Leaked, Huge Security Headache for Apple

The company launched its bug bounty program in 2016, and flaws in secure boot firmware components were valued at up to $200,000. However, it's safe to assume that the legal team hired by Apple HQ isn't too happy, and will do everything in its power to make sure this code is permanently wiped from Github.

Sci-tech Planets Beyond Milky Way Discovered For The First Time
Author: 0 Planets Beyond Milky Way Discovered For The First Time

Professor Xinyu Dai said , ' We are very excited about this discovery. However, researchers at the University of Oklahoma used gravitational microlensing , which is a powerful technique, which was also predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Sci-tech 'Remarkable' Fossil of Tailed Arachnid Shakes Up Origin Theory of Spiders
Author: 0 'Remarkable' Fossil of Tailed Arachnid Shakes Up Origin Theory of Spiders

Their body length is around 2.5 millimeters (0.1 inches) and their tail size is 3 millimeters (0.2 inches) which is longer than the body. The Cretaceous-era critter has been dubbed Chimerarachne yingi , borrowing its name from the Chimera , a mythological creature composed of the parts of several different animals.

Sci-tech PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 beta released: Here's what's inside
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 beta released: Here's what's inside

Notifications will be sent to the player about the impending cut off allowing them to find a place to save, but there's also the option for an immediate sign out as well. If you'd like to be considered for all of our System Software Betas, in addition to completing enrolment for this System Software Beta, please also complete the general enrolment form below.

Sci-tech Equity indices open higher ahead of Budget
Author: 0 Equity indices open higher ahead of Budget

While the Sensex dipped by 886.38 points to 35,026.40, Nifty declined by 241 points to 10,775.90. Nifty's intra-day short came at 10,826.50, nearly 300 points less earlier closing mark. Investors will have to pay 10 per cent tax on distributed income from equity-oriented mutual funds, as per the Budget proposals announced yesterday.

Sci-tech An Orca Has Been Taught to
Author: 0 An Orca Has Been Taught to "Say" Human Words in a World

In each trial, the killer whale was given a "do that" hand signal by a researcher, but offered no food reward. "In mammals it is very rare", said Dr Josep Call of the University of St Andrews, a co-researcher on the study. An worldwide team of researchers has taught Wikie, a 14 year-old killer whale in France , to mimic certain simple bits of speech, a discovery that gives them insight into wild orca dialects .

Sci-tech Facebook is addressing data privacy ahead of GDPR
Author: 0 Facebook is addressing data privacy ahead of GDPR

As Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan puts it, "Privacy controls are only powerful if you know how to find and use them". According to the company, it bases its data protection on giving the user control of their privacy and helping them understand how their data is used.

Author: 0 Super blue moon lunar eclipse to take place January 31

For those who want to see the entire process of the moon exiting the eclipse, the duration will be an hour. The super moon occurrence will cause the moon to be 10 to 13 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter. A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse, when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow. What is a super moon? Wednesday night, the full moon's orbit or perigee brings it so close to Earth that the moon rises huge in the night sky.

Sci-tech Second Round of Presidential Elections in the Czech Republic
Author: 0 Second Round of Presidential Elections in the Czech Republic

Running under the slogan "Decency is a strength", Drahos, a 68-year-old former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences and a professor of chemical engineering, could not be more different. Zeman's stance is similar to other populist EU-skeptic politicians in Warsaw and Budapest. The Czech president also has linked extremist attacks in Europe to the ongoing influx of newcomers, called the immigration wave an "organized invasion" and repeatedly said that Islam is incompatible with European ...

Sci-tech Super Blue Blood Moon incoming: Watch it when and where
Author: 0 Super Blue Blood Moon incoming: Watch it when and where

At a time of year when the sun tends to monopolise attention, the moon is getting in on the act with a triple whammy. The moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse. A "blood moon" is pictured from Gosford, Australia, north of Sydney, October 8, 2014. Firstly, it'll be a super moon, which is the lunar event in which a full moon coincides with a close approach to Earth.

Sci-tech Eleven Billion Pieces of Plastic Bring Disease Risk to Coral Reefs
Author: 0 Eleven Billion Pieces of Plastic Bring Disease Risk to Coral Reefs

The plastic may stress the corals by blocking light and oxygen from reaching them or cut into the coral's flesh or rub against it, creating a wound that bacteria can get in. "You could be diving and you think someone's tapping your shoulder but it's just a bottle knocking against you, or a plastic trash bag stuck on your tank", lead author Joleah Lamb of Cornell University told Reuters.

Author: 0 Apple so as to add battery options after slowdown fiasco

Users will also be able to view their own health records within the Health app, depending on the information participating health institutions have shared, and receive updates from test results, conditions and changes in medication. The tech giant said its update includes a new way to "show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced". Additionally, users can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected ...

Sci-tech Rocket Lab to Attempt Second Launch as Early as Tonight
Author: 0 Rocket Lab to Attempt Second Launch as Early as Tonight

On its website , Rocket Lab describes its mission as the removal of "barriers to commercial space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low Earth orbit". Compared to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, a neck-straining 180-feet tall, the Electron is very small. Before customers can start flying, Rocket Lab needed to show that the Electron could do its job, and getting to orbit was a key goal of this test.

Sci-tech The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS had a Very Strong Holiday Season
Author: 0 The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS had a Very Strong Holiday Season

Overall, 2.6 million units of Nintendo hardware (which includes the SNES Classic Edition) were sold in the USA in January. As for the software, most of the Switch games were in the top for the overall software sales as shared by Nintendo. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S. Below you can see the top-20 ranking for games, with Call of Duty: WWII leading at the top, followed by Star Wars: Battlefront II and ...

Author: 0 Bitcoin slumps to $10000 after losing half its value

Eastern Time, according to Coindesk . On 18 January 2018, the day after the "Bitcoin crash", the currency was trading at $11,000. But it has drawn huge interest from traders, and its price has soared over the past year, and has also had several sharp drops.

Sci-tech Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure
Author: 0 Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

By the end of the year Google expects to add new regions in Los Angeles, Finland and Hong Kong . When completed, the 6,000-mile cable offered speeds of 60Tbps . The Havfrue cable consortium consist of Google, Facebook, Aqua Comms, and Bulk Infrastructure. Then, in 2019 we'll commission three subsea cables: "Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the U.S.to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium ...

Sci-tech What Do You Think About The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class?
Author: 0 What Do You Think About The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class?

The current Mercedes-AMG G 63 sells for $253,900. And in spite of the footprint increase, that single piece of metal is about 375 pounds lighter than before. The 2019 G-Class will hit production sometime later this year, and as always, it'll be built in Graz, Austria by contract-manufacturer Magna Steyr.

Sci-tech Google Pay Brings Android Pay and Google Wallet Under A Single Branding
Author: 0 Google Pay Brings Android Pay and Google Wallet Under A Single Branding

Google says you'll see Google Pay everywhere in the coming weeks, and it's already accepted on sites like Airbnb , Dice, Fandango, HungryHouse , and Instacart. Google Checkout was Google's PayPal competitor. As like before, the new service also supports developers with a publicly available API access. So we will have to wait and see what's in store for us next.

Sci-tech Airtel revises Rs 448 and Rs 509 packs to counter Jio
Author: 0 Airtel revises Rs 448 and Rs 509 packs to counter Jio

As a part of new year celebrations, many popular Jio prepaid plans are set to witness quite a few exciting changes from January 9, 2018. However, in most of the circles such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, etc., the company is still offering old plans.

Sci-tech Nokia 6 2018 Revealed, Featuring Major Upgrades
Author: 0 Nokia 6 2018 Revealed, Featuring Major Upgrades

Both phones have a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, a 3,000mAh battery , a 16MP rear camera , an 8MP front-facing one, 32GB or 64GB of storage , a microSD card slot and now run Android Nougat. This smartphone gives its support the Dual-Sight technology. We've been anticipating the reveal of the Nokia 6 2018 for quite some time, and the second generation of Nokia's popular phone has just been revealed, featuring some pretty major upgrades when compared to its predecessor.

Sci-tech SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft

SpaceX is scheduled to launch an undisclosed national security payload on Sunday night. SpaceX yesterday blasted off a secretive United States government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature - and the agency behind it - remains a mystery.

Sci-tech Leak Reveals Specs of the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2
Author: 0 Leak Reveals Specs of the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2

The mid-range duo - Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra - were recently spotted on GFX Bench with model numbers H4133 and H4233 respectively. The smartphone manufacturer may launch the phones - all the three together - either at CES - which is to take place next week or at MWC in Feb.

Sci-tech A 'super blue blood moon eclipse' is coming
Author: 0 A 'super blue blood moon eclipse' is coming

The first eclipse of 2018 will be a lunar one that comes at the very end of the month, on January 31. The Pacific Ocean will be turned towards the Moon at the time and the eclipse will take place during the middle of the night. As suggested by reports, no such events shall be seen on February 2018, but the month of March shall bring two full moon events which will again include the blue moon .

Sci-tech SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday
Author: 0 SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday

Then, on Instagram , Musk said a hold-down test fire for the rocket was happening next week, with plans to launch by the end of the month. With the ability to lift into orbit over 54 metric tons (119,000 lb)-a mass equivalent to a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel-Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost.

Author: 0 LG HU80KA 4K UHD projector to debut at CES 2018

As such the LG UHD projector offers an eye squinting 2,500 lumens of brightness. LG doesn't go into specifics about how compact the HU80KA is, only to say it as portable and about half the size of its competitors. The HU80KA projector also sports a convenient tower shape which LG said can be placed just about anywhere to project content on to a suitable surface.

Sci-tech Two men arrested in the horrific murder of a lesbian family
Author: 0 Two men arrested in the horrific murder of a lesbian family

Both men were arraigned for one count of first degree murder and four counts of second degree murder. Both men will have preliminary hearings on Thursday, Jan 4th after pleading not guilty on 4 counts of 1st and 2nd degree murder charges. "The emotions of a police officer are something you repress because there is a job to be done", Tedesco said, adding that no one involved in this case will ever forget it.

Sci-tech First pics of 'SUPERMOON' over United Kingdom as it reaches its peak TONIGHT
Author: 0 First pics of 'SUPERMOON' over United Kingdom as it reaches its peak TONIGHT

The supermoon on January 31 is also known as the Blue Moon since it's the second full moon of January. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Filipinos are in for several spectacles of the evening sky with the occurrence of a total lunar eclipse on January 31, which will be visible throughout the country.

Sci-tech PM, Rahul's Gujarat temple visits pure votebank politics: Owaisi
Author: 0 PM, Rahul's Gujarat temple visits pure votebank politics: Owaisi

Rahul, who is now on a three-day visit to Gujarat, began by offering prayers at Somnath Temple on Saturday. In October, Mr Gandhi had famously expanded the GST as "Gabbar Singh Tax", likening it to Bollywood blockbuster Sholay's iconic villain Gabbar Singh who "covets people's earnings".

Sci-tech John Schnatter Net Worth 2018: How Much Is Papa Johns Founder Worth?
Author: 0 John Schnatter Net Worth 2018: How Much Is Papa Johns Founder Worth?

The drop in viewership of the NFL has caused Papa John's to re-evaluate their NFL Sponsorship altogether. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders". He stepped down in 2005, but returned in 2008. Prior to backlash for his comments on the NFL, Schnatter has a history of statements that have sparked political controversy.

Sci-tech Winter Solstice being livestreamed from Newgrange this morning
Author: 0 Winter Solstice being livestreamed from Newgrange this morning

It's December 21 - that means winter is here and it will be the shortest day of the year. You probably know that the earth orbits the sun on a tilted axis and that in the Northern Hemisphere peak sunlight happens between June 20 and 22, on the summer solstice, while in the Southern Hemisphere peak sunlight occurs between December 20 and 22, for their summer solstice.

Sci-tech First images of 2019 Jeep Cherokee refresh revealed
Author: 0 First images of 2019 Jeep Cherokee refresh revealed

The range is topped by a Trailhawk with a 3.2-litre V6 petrol that outputs 268bhp. Until then, we'll bring you all of the latest Jeep news as it unfolds in Detroit next month. Off-road-focused Trailhawk variants are expected to retain more muscular styling, with the inclusion of tow hooks, black cladding on the bumpers and wheelarches, all-terrain tyres and an increased ride height.

Sci-tech Facebook knows you're in a photo before being tagged
Author: 0 Facebook knows you're in a photo before being tagged

However, the company says it respects the privacy settings which its users decide on when posting the photo, and therefore, if you're not in the audience set by the person uploading the picture, you won't be notified that you've possibly appeared in that person's photo.

Sci-tech Soon You'll be Able to Switch Mobile Network With a Text Message
Author: 0 Soon You'll be Able to Switch Mobile Network With a Text Message

While it's disappointing Ofcom did not go further, this is still an improvement that will make it easier for more customers to get a better deal". Communications regulator Ofcom has introduced new rules to help speed-up the process of switching from one mobile provider to another.

Sci-tech Mike Pfrang: Don't rush past Salvation Army kettle ringers
Author: 0 Mike Pfrang: Don't rush past Salvation Army kettle ringers

The Angel Tree distribution day is today. I think we exceeded that. Contributions also allow The Salvation Army to continue operating its life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, job and skills training, and budgeting and education classes, which help people find a way out of poverty, permanently.

Sci-tech Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore
Author: 0 Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years. Project Tango was announced in 2014, but the only hardware was a bulky developer phone . Right now ARCore is limited on Pixel devices as well as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Today, the company has released an official statement on it on Tango's Twitter handle.

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