Research

Research Microsoft is adding tabs to apps in Windows 10
Author: 0 Microsoft is adding tabs to apps in Windows 10

While Windows 10 has had multitasking features like Task View baked in from the very beginning, these features have been more focused on making it easier to switch between applications. Windows Insiders riding the bleeding edge of updates should be getting a download pretty soon that will enable Sets and Timeline . All of these features are now in testing, and are expected to be made available to Windows Insiders in the coming months.

Research Canadian Hacker Pleads Guilty In Massive 2014 Yahoo Hack
Author: 0 Canadian Hacker Pleads Guilty In Massive 2014 Yahoo Hack

He is scheduled for sentencing on February 20. Karim Baratov, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen who was accused of participating in a hack of Yahoo that resulted in more than 500 million accounts being stolen, pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday in a California court.

Research Bungie cancels Destiny 2 livestream as tensions with community rise
Author: 0 Bungie cancels Destiny 2 livestream as tensions with community rise

Bungie is in damage control mode this week, cancelling a Destiny 2 stream that was going to be talking about the upcoming Curse of Osiris expansion. And now, less than 3 months after launch, you can play Destiny 2 without spending a dime thanks to the free trial that Bungie introduced on Tuesday.

Research This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend
Author: 0 This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

Between last year's historic November supermoon and August's partial solar eclipse, a lunar event that's coming on December 3 has taken a bit of a back seat. Although the differences in apparent size and brightness amount to few percent, but they can enhance the already handsome sight of the full moon, making a super-moon worth looking up for.

Research Earthworms can thrive and reproduce in Martian soil simulants
Author: 0 Earthworms can thrive and reproduce in Martian soil simulants

The team was growing rucola (arugula or rocket salad) on a Mars soil simulant provided by NASA . The addition of earthworms provided another breakthrough for the team with the Mars soil simulant. That's an important improvement for the simulated Mars soil, which water struggled to soak through in previous tests. Some of the potential dangers pitfalls of the experiment, such as the sharp edges of the martian dirt, could have dramatically halted the work and killed off the worms entirely, ...

Research HDMI Forum releases version 2.1, supports everything from 10K to Dynamic HDR
Author: 0 HDMI Forum releases version 2.1, supports everything from 10K to Dynamic HDR

With the 2.1 HDMI standard new HDMI cord will be able to support video up to 10K. In addition to offering support for 10K video, the new standard will also support a suite of other video output including 4K video at 120Hz and 8K at 60Hz. The cable also features very low EMI (electro-magnetic interference) with wireless devices. Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag - free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.

Author: 0 Russian cosmonaut claims to have found alien bacteria on hull of ISS

When spacewalkers head outside of the space station, they regularly take samples and materials from the hull with cotton swabs, which are then taken to and examined by scientists on Earth. "As far as we're concerned, we haven't heard any official reports from our Roscosmos colleagues that they've found sea plankton", NASA spokesman Dan Huot said at the time.

Research Waterloo Region's apartment rental vacancy rate falls below 2%
Author: 0 Waterloo Region's apartment rental vacancy rate falls below 2%

It says this national decline reflects a recovery in rental demand in Canada's oil-producing provinces. The rental vacancy rate in Grande Prairie has dropped almost 15 per cent over the past year. Vancouver also has one of the lowest purpose-built vacancy rates at 0.9 per cent, while Kelowna and Abbotsford-Mission are both at 0.2 per cent, and Victoria is 0.6 per cent.

Research Saving Great Barrier Reef
Author: 0 Saving Great Barrier Reef

A cutting-edge experiment on Australia's east coast could offer hope for saving the rest of the Great Barrier Reef . After the larvae were produced, the scientists placed them back onto the reef's damaged areas and created huge enclosures using mesh curtains.

Research Civilization VI gets Rise and Fall expansion in February
Author: 0 Civilization VI gets Rise and Fall expansion in February

New events (such as Dark and Golden Ages), the Loyalty system, Governors , Emergencies , and Historic Events will all make their debut, each of which have significant impacts on playing the game. In Sid Meier's Civilization VI , cities will physically expand across the map to create new, deep strategic layers, active research in technology and culture will unlock new potential ways to play; and the large variety of leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical character ...

Research VR headsets topped 1 million sales last quarter for the first time
Author: 0 VR headsets topped 1 million sales last quarter for the first time

Between Sony , HTC, Oculus, and other smaller headset manufacturers, Canalys reports that over 1 million VR headsets were shipped globally in Q3 2017, with 49 percent of those being PlayStation VR headsets. We have however recently seen major price drops for the most common VR headsets, led by the Oculus Rift which dropped to $399 in the summer, and analytics company Canalys reports that this has led to a major boost in sales.

Research There's a major security flaw in macOS that gives anyone admin access
Author: 0 There's a major security flaw in macOS that gives anyone admin access

Without explaining what the actual bug is (we don't want to make it any easier for potential hackers than this already is, and you can find it on Twitter pretty easily), someone can login to a Mac by typing a word in the login field, leaving the password field blank, and attempting to log in several times.

Research Ubisoft Just Announced And Released Ode
Author: 0 Ubisoft Just Announced And Released Ode

By investigating your surroundings and solving Ode's musical puzzles, you'll light up the landscape and add new layers to the soundtrack, gradually creating a musical and visual backdrop tailored to your play style. There's no pressure, no consequences; just a lovely interactive artscape to explore. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including ...

Research Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they're reported
Author: 0 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they're reported

Facebook trained the AI by finding patterns in the words and imagery used in posts that have been manually reported for suicide risk in the past. As it stands, Facebook users can still directly report posts that concern them; these posts are shuttled off to the company's review teams which are said to "prioritize the most serious reports".

Research Oppo F5 featuring 6 GB RAM now available for ₹24990
Author: 0 Oppo F5 featuring 6 GB RAM now available for ₹24990

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has launched OPPO F5 6GB RAM in Red color. The device is powered by 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 16nm processor with 800MHz ARM Mali G71 MP2 GPU. While that was all happening, it's also worth mentioning that the lesser variant, the F5 Youth was officially launched in the Philippines for 13990 Philippine Pesos (~RM1135).

Author: 0 Microsoft office rolls out on Chromebooks

For the Chrome OS , the Android app support came in previous year. The apps can be found by searching the Google Play Store. "Again, we don't have an exhaustive list at this point, but we've tried the Samsung Chromebook Pro , Pixelbook , Acer Chromebook 15 (two different models of it) and the Acer C771 and can confirm all these devices are seeing Microsoft's Office in the Play Store", it added.

Research 1.7 million account credentials stolen from Imgur in 2014
Author: 0 1.7 million account credentials stolen from Imgur in 2014

Besides email addresses and passwords, no other sensitive information was stolen. The hacked data consisted entirely of email addresses and passwords belonging to the equivalent of 1.7 million user accounts, said Imgur COO Roy Sehgal, or roughly one percent of the site's 150 million monthly users.

Research Upcoming Android Oreo Update will Bring Face Unlock to OnePlus 5
Author: 0 Upcoming Android Oreo Update will Bring Face Unlock to OnePlus 5

Mostly this was because the Oneplus 5T launched with the 18:9 aspect ratio display , which is now the industry norm while the OnePlus 5 had thick bezels on the top and bottom. After starting the roll-out of the Android 8.0 final update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has released the first public beta of the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5 .

Research HMD India celebrates Android Oreo on Nokia 8 by sending Oreo cake
Author: 0 HMD India celebrates Android Oreo on Nokia 8 by sending Oreo cake

If you are a Nokia 8 user, you will get all the native features that come with Android Oreo. Android Oreo should bring certain new user-friendly features as well as enhance performance compared to Android Nougat. Apart from this, all the traditional Oreo feature would be there on your device once you update it. If users have not received the notification then they can always check for the update manually by going to Settings About Phone Software updates.

Research Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands
Author: 0 Researchers report rapid formation of new bird species in Galápagos islands

The various groups of finches in the Galapagos had been aptly named "Darwin's finches" to commemorate Charles Darwin , the famous scientist who developed his theory of evolution by way of natural selection after spending time on the islands, one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, and observing the species, especially the finches which he wrote about extensively in his personal journals.

Research Super NES Classic Edition Back at Best Buy Stores Saturday
Author: 0 Super NES Classic Edition Back at Best Buy Stores Saturday

Then the SNES Classic Edition was released in September with significantly more stock than the NES Classic had at launch, but still sold out immediately. If you asked me "Nadia, what's the best gift you can give someone that's not a real-live bio-engineered Pokémon of some kind", I'd say "Probably the SNES Classic Edition".

Research Razer Phone will get updates to improve its lacklustre camera
Author: 0 Razer Phone will get updates to improve its lacklustre camera

The Razer Phone's camera might not be bad for too much longer. Razers CEO Min-Liang Tan has published a post on Facebook about the future of the Razer Phones camera app and performance. For example, we have released a camera app last Friday that you will see improves on stability and updates to the interface to make it more accurate.

Research Martian water is just sand
Author: 0 Martian water is just sand

Since liquid water is key for life here on Earth, many thought these unusual lines of flowing water may help support life on the Martian surface. The RSLs seemed to contain water because of the weird way they behave: the streaks seem to seep down the hills, a bit like water trickling downward.

Research US Government Warns Businesses Over Intel Management Engine Flaw
Author: 0 US Government Warns Businesses Over Intel Management Engine Flaw

Considering the critical nature of these chip flaws, Intel has also shared a tool (external link) that will enable users to check if their systems are affected. Many privacy activists, including Purism's security researchers, anxious that ME could be used as a backdoor. In an update to its original advisory Intel said that its Intel NUC mini PC, Compute Stick, and Compute Card were affected.

Research Alarming increase in light pollution worldwide, says study
Author: 0 Alarming increase in light pollution worldwide, says study

Much of the increase in brightness, which has jumped by 2 per cent a year over the past four years, has come as households and local authorities switch to low-coast LED (light emitting diode) lights from conventional electrical filaments, gas and plasma ones, to save on energy.

Research YouTube ups crack down efforts on child-exploiting videos
Author: 0 YouTube ups crack down efforts on child-exploiting videos

Ads for several major worldwide brands, including a global sportswear brand and food and drink giants, appear alongside the videos , raising concerns that they could be indirectly funding child abuse. The company partners closely with regional authorities and experts to help enforce these policies and report to law enforcement through NCMEC. Starting this week, the website will also take a more "aggressive stance" on inappropriate comments posted on videos including minors.

Research Vodafone offers 1GB data and unlimited calling at Rs 199
Author: 0 Vodafone offers 1GB data and unlimited calling at Rs 199

The new plan launched by Vodafone is Plan 199. Airtel's Rs 198 plan directly counters Vodafone's newly introduced Rs 199 plan. Here are the full details of Vodafone latest plan. The new plan of Vodafone 4G comes with certain Terms and Conditions. Vodafone also made it clear that customers can not make calls to more than 300 unique numbers in a week's period.

Research What you need to know about Black Friday this year
Author: 0 What you need to know about Black Friday this year

And there are a number of stores continuing their tradition of staying closed on Thanksgiving Day from Ace Hardware to Costco to Mills Fleet Farm to Menards. Even though, the Arkansas-based retailer Walmart has made a point to lessen the amount of inventory it totes in stores - increasing efficiency and avoiding an oversupply of unsold stocks.