Sci-tech

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X early 2018 production target

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X early 2018 production target We know about rumours expecting Apple likely to produce three new iPhones - iPhone X, iPhone X Plus , and a lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone, all of which are expected to release later this year. Apple now does not have an offline sales channel of its own and has mandated five distributors to manage sales in specific areas and with trade partners. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX Confirms Date for First Falcon Heavy Launch In this second tweet, it was further mentioned that February 6 is the NET date or No Earlier Than date! Both these rockets were more powerful than Falcon Heavy. Elon Musk has said the rocket will carry a red Tesla Roadster into space, eventually to a Mars orbit, where it should remain "for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent". [Full Article...]

'Humanity Star', the disco-ball that astronomers hate

'Humanity Star', the disco-ball that astronomers hate The Humanity Star satellite, which was launched into space aboard Rocket Lab's test Electron rocket over the weekend, is expected to be the brightest object in the night sky. The satellite has a lifespan of nearly nine months. Just like any disco ball down here on Earth's surface, the intention is to reflect light and create a lovely light show which the company's CEO, Peter Beck, hopes will be se... [Full Article...]

Microsoft moves to block Intel's Spectre patch

Microsoft moves to block Intel's Spectre patch The new update comes as Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address " Spectre variant 2" termed as "CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection". Given that there are no known reports of attacks on Spectre Variant 2, it would seem the greatest risk to systems and data at present is Intel's buggy microcode. [Full Article...]

Maze Runner sequel dethrones Jumanji from box-office top spot

Maze Runner sequel dethrones Jumanji from box-office top spot Based on these numbers it becomes clear the franchise failed to gain much of an audience outside the core fanbase and the on-set injury to star Dylan O'Brien, which delayed the film's release by almost a year, didn't help either. 8 million ) and a Bollywood film, " Padmaavat " (debuting at $4.2 million). "Greatest Showman", which finished in the top five for the sixth straight weekend, continu... [Full Article...]

HTC U12 Specs, Release Date: Handset Won't Be Launched at MWC

HTC U12 Specs, Release Date: Handset Won't Be Launched at MWC He didn't reveal any further details but asked readers to guess which of the upcoming models would be Xiaomi's first Snapdragon 845 -powered model. The possibility of the release before MWC 2018 is bleak since Xiaomi is indeed participating in the event. [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency mining scripts served through YouTube

Cryptocurrency mining scripts served through YouTube A spokesman for Google said: "We enforce our policies through a multi-layered detection system across our platforms which we update as new threats emerge". DoubleClick basically serves ads on behalf of clients to Internet users around the world. However, Google's time frame seems a bit suspect, as Trend Micro reports that the attacks in question have been occurring since January 18. [Full Article...]

Fitness tracking app's map reveals movement patterns on remote military bases

Fitness tracking app's map reveals movement patterns on remote military bases A portion of the Strava Labs heat map from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, made by tracking activities. What Nathan Ruser found could have serious implications for the USA military and the safety of its personnel. "It looks very pretty, but not fantastic for Op-Sec". Presumably the Strava activity was by soldiers who might have used the app while they were out and about jogging. [Full Article...]


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