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Sci-tech Microsoft Teams gets Cortana voice commands and other new AI features
Author: 0 Microsoft Teams gets Cortana voice commands and other new AI features

On its first anniversary, Slack rival Microsoft Teams has announced a range of new features that will be rolled out over the course of this year. Proximity detection for Teams Meetings-This feature will make it easy for you to discover and add a nearby and available Skype Room System to any meeting.

Sci-tech Google is promoting Android Wear with new name and logo
Author: 0 Google is promoting Android Wear with new name and logo

Further research by XDA-Developers revealed the recently-launched Android P preview refers to Android Wear as Wear OS throughout its internals. In Android Oreo , Google took a chance and integrated Sony's Overlay Manager Service, the foundation for what is now the Substratum theming engine which is native to LineageOS.

Sci-tech Elon Musk on who has inspired him: 'Kanye West, obviously'
Author: 0 Elon Musk on who has inspired him: 'Kanye West, obviously'

SXSW attendees who sat in on a panel last Saturday afternoon featuring HBO's Westworld showrunners and stars were surprised when showrunner Jonathan Nolan introduced SpaceX CEO (and generally real-life Tony Stark) Elon Musk onto the Austin Convention Center stage.

Sci-tech Reasons You Shouldn't Buy or Upgrade to the Galaxy S9 now
Author: 0 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy or Upgrade to the Galaxy S9 now

Johnston poured water on the idea that retail orders for Samsung's Galaxy S9 will be 10 to 15 per cent higher than past year - he estimated them falling some 50 per cent on 2017's Galaxy S8 . In all honesty, the camera on the S9 is quite good, but considering we have tested the Google Pixel 2 extensively, Samsung's new offering is not as good.

Sci-tech Send Your Name to the Sun - Parker Solar Probe
Author: 0 Send Your Name to the Sun - Parker Solar Probe

By using Venus' gravity to steer its trajectory closer to the Sun with each pass, the probe saves vital fuel and battery power while bringing itself as close as 3.83 million miles from the surface of the Sun-a distance far closer than the planet Mercury and seven times closer than any other spacecraft has ever ventured.

Sci-tech Widespread Bug Causes Oculus Rifts To Stop Working
Author: 0 Widespread Bug Causes Oculus Rifts To Stop Working

A wave of Rift users have taken to Reddit to complain that the Oculus client will no longer launch, and that error messages like, "Failed to initialise with Oculus: Signature Invalid" and "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service" were being returned.

Sci-tech State of Decay 2 release date and pricing announced
Author: 0 State of Decay 2 release date and pricing announced

The game will come in 2 editions, standard for $30 and Ultimate Edition for $50. The game that makes zombies look more terrifying than ever, State of Decay , comes the sequel State of Decay 2 with more horrifying premise and more unsafe challenges.

Sci-tech Airtel teams up with Lava & Micromax to launch Android Go smartphones
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While we're still missing a lot of details, the 1X is an interesting Android Go-powered smartphone nonetheless. Well, this is nit the price of Nokia 1 in India. The General Mobile GM8 Go is a different picture, however. While the ZTE Tempo Go doesn't necessary look like a dirt-cheap phone, it's pretty obvious the Nokia 1 belongs to the low-end category.

Sci-tech No Switch 2.0: Nintendo reportedly focussing on peripherals for now
Author: 0 No Switch 2.0: Nintendo reportedly focussing on peripherals for now

Nintendo Switch released in March 2017. The development of the Nintendo Labo definitely seems to be part of the company's long-term strategy. So what are Nintendo's hardware plans for 2018? Sources told the site that upcoming Switch features this year could include additional network features and new accessories that plug into the USB-C port.

Sci-tech Huw Jones says Scotland must improve further to beat Ireland
Author: 0 Huw Jones says Scotland must improve further to beat Ireland

Are you aware of it? It's never nice to get beat, We were not in the game for the first 40 minutes and full marks to Scotland they were the better side. "That's disappointing", Jones said. "We are a team that are in a competition where everyone wants to beat us and every game is a challenge for us".

Sci-tech Google worker says he was sacked for liberal views
Author: 0 Google worker says he was sacked for liberal views

Chevalier, who is transgender and disabled, asserts that the axe came as a result of his response (via internal posts and memes) to racist and sexist encounters within the company - specifically the James Damore memo. For those unfamiliar with the matter, James Damore wrote an infamous internal memo previous year condemning diversity and arguing that men are biologically more suitable to work in the tech industry.

Sci-tech Google image search: Here's why the View Image button just vanished
Author: 0 Google image search: Here's why the View Image button just vanished

This tiny, but significant change notably comes in the wake of Google's new multi-year global licensing partnership with Getty Images , enabling Google to use Getty's content within its various products and services. "If you woke up this morning and were confused by Google Images" sudden lack of "View Image" button , then you weren't alone. Instead of being directed to a full resolution copy of an image with a click, users will now need to scroll through a website to find the ...

Sci-tech Essential Phone to come in three new, limited edition colors
Author: 0 Essential Phone to come in three new, limited edition colors

Starting today at 12PM (PST), users will be able to purchase the Essential PH-1 Ocean Depths variant. Its approach, as a result, feels sort of artisanal, and that seems even more true of these limited edition models. The day before yesterday, we received word by way of a Twitter teaser that Essential was finally planning to release its hotly-anticipated Ocean Depths color .

Sci-tech Project Fi expands worldwide coverage to 170 markets
Author: 0 Project Fi expands worldwide coverage to 170 markets

One of Project Fi's goals since launch has been to support some pretty substantial global coverage, with more than 100 countries across the globe supported with free roaming. A complete list of locations covered by Project Fi can be found over on Project Fi's rates page . As Choi notes, users will receive a notification in the Project Fi app shortly before a trip that shows coverage options and costs.

Sci-tech This Character Can Crash Almost All Apps on Apple Devices
Author: 0 This Character Can Crash Almost All Apps on Apple Devices

It might be hard to fix and delete the problem message for apps like WhatsApp, unless you have web access enabled. At the very least, receiving the character will crash whatever messaging app sees the character, forcing you to force-close the app.

Sci-tech Trump's NASA budget focuses on Moon with an eye towards Mars
Author: 0 Trump's NASA budget focuses on Moon with an eye towards Mars

The concern is that the nation could be left with nowhere to send astronauts and do science research and technology development in low Earth orbit, just as the nation is now in the midst of a almost seven-year gap in its ability to launch astronauts from USA soil.

Sci-tech Head of HTC's smartphone division resigns
Author: 0 Head of HTC's smartphone division resigns

Chialin Chang first joined the Chinese smartphone company back in April of 2012 as its Chief Financial Officer and later became the head of its smartphone division. Before then though, HTC does have a major smartphone launch planned for this year, with the HTC U12 . HTC may not launch its next flagship at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month, but it should formally unveil it shortly afterward.

Sci-tech Film shows Elon Musk's delight at successful SpaceX rocket launch
Author: 0 Film shows Elon Musk's delight at successful SpaceX rocket launch

SpaceX has successfully landed multiple Falcon 9 rockets on the ship in the past. Musk also talked about a third drone ship for landing future rockets offshore. And SpaceX has plans for an even bigger rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket. SpaceX's secret Falcon Heavy payload is known as Arch 1.2, and it contains Issac Asimov's Foundation trilogy, a sci-fi series that discusses the preservation of humankind - a relevant topic.

Sci-tech NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth
Author: 0 NASA Probe Captures Farthest Images Taken Away From Earth

The probe also photographed Pluto's "chaotically jumbled mountains" some of which are around 11,000 feet high. Back then, iconic astronomer Carl Sagan had to convince NASA to turn the spacecraft's cameras around to snap the iconic image of our own planet before it ended its mission.

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