Monday, 11 December 2017
Latest news
Home » Sci-tech

Sci-tech

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Is Working On Another Paid YouTube Music Service

perth_map

Alphabet Inc ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) is preparing to launch a new subscription-based music service that will live on its YouTube property, according to a new report . A representative from YouTube also commented that " YouTube has reached out to artists to seek their help in promoting the new service". Also, the music labels those have been pushing for money from the video streaming site with Youtube's music service. Read More »

The Developers Behind Firewatch Reveal Their New Game at The Game Awards

perth_map

And, definitely, expect more news out of 2017's The Game Awards . In the Valley of Gods will be self-published by Campo Santo, and is now in development for Windows, Mac, and Linux. As predicted, The Video Game Awards have some interesting world premieres tonight, and here's their first big real. Valley of the Gods is now set for release in 2019. Read More »

Bayonetta 3 announced, Bayonetta 1 and 2 coming to Switch

perth_map

For Bayonetta 3 all we really have to go on is that it's coming exclusively to the Switch sometime in the future. Both are critically acclaimed action titles developed by Platinum Games . Bayonetta started out as a multi-platform release. The previously online-only coop Tag Climax is going local! For more info on the Bayonetta remasters, Nintendo Switch , and Bayonetta 3 , keep up to date with OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter . Read More »

Instagram goes Facebook way, starts testing standalone messaging app Direct

perth_map

Currently, only six countries have access to both the iOS and Android versions of the app, and the company has not provided a timeline for when it will be available for everyone to use. Well now, Facebook owned Instagram is also going that same path. The service essentially takes the main Instagram app's messaging features and packs them into a separate experience, which will seamlessly communicate with the main, feed-oriented app. Read More »

Our Opinion: New gun bill a disaster for Mass.

perth_map

In New Jersey, where it is hard to get a concealed-carry permit, this would be a awful outcome. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Colorado, said the bill was an attempt to restrict the rights of states with tighter gun controls. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords called the vote "unthinkable". Thoughts & prayers alone will not prevent the next frightful tragedy. Giffords was also referring to an October tweet from Frelinghuysen in which he expressed sympathy for the victims of the ... Read More »

Apple eyeing Shazam acquisition worth $400 million

The deal for the app - best known for giving users song information within seconds of hearing the lyrics - could close as soon as Monday. In all, Shazam has raised $143.5 million from investors that include Kleiner Perkins, London's DN Capital, IVP and strategic investors Sony Music, Universal Music and Access Industries (which owns Warner Music). Read More »

Super Earth : A planet like ours, that may host alien life

perth_map

Their findings - detailed this week in the journal Astrophysics and Astronomy - proved the exoplanet is a scaled-up Earth, not a scaled-down Neptune. The newly discovered exoplanet also appears to be a super-Earth with more mass than our planet but is way too close to its parent star, something that makes it too hot to be in the potentially habitable zone, unlike its neighbour. Read More »

Ubisoft Delay Far Cry 5 And The Crew 2

perth_map

This influenced the decision to "invest additional time in development" so that game makers can gather additional player feedback and really put out a well-made game. In a statement of the official Ubisoft blog , the company announced that both Far Cry 5 , and The Crew 2 will be delayed . The game was originally meant to come out on March 16th. Read More »

Google removes Chrome Apps from Web Store, pushes to PWAs

perth_map

In the context of the Chrome Browser, web apps were only ever really glorified web links for the most part, and in an attempt to try and add value, it is limiting their use to Chrome OS. Google hasn't announced anything yet for Chrome OS, but it's likely that Chrome apps might go away, too. "We also recognize that Desktop PWAs will not replace all Chrome App capabilities", Google told developers (via ArsTechnica ). Read More »

GM will soon lets you order Starbucks from behind the wheel

perth_map

General Motors announced its new Marketplace app, meant to allow drivers to order things by poking their infotainment screens on the road, Tuesday. Drivers will not need to purchase a data plan to receive the update. Marketplace is an evolution of AtYourService, which used OnStar to provide drivers with information from merchants along their route. Read More »

Body of woman who vanished after Tinder date found

perth_map

Randy Thysse, special agent in charge of the Omaha division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said it was a "collaborative effort" that included a "digital footprint" that led to the discovery of Loofe's body in a rural part of Clay County, which is southwest of Lincoln toward central Nebraska. Read More »

Nintendo games remastered for Nvidia Shield in China

perth_map

A Nintendo spokesman said the agreement is limited to China and the Nvidia Shield , and isn't indicative of a broader strategic change. How things such as motion control have been handled in the conversion we don't know, although New Super Mario Bros will apparently run at 1080p - and the same is understood to be true of the other titles, too. Read More »

Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore

perth_map

According to Amazon, for this week, Singapore customers who are Prime members get to enjoy exclusive access to free two-hour delivery on orders over S$40. Gaming is also an upcoming entertainment industry, and Singapore Amazon Prime members can also enjoy access to gaming benefits on Twitch Prime at no additional cost. Read More »

What Happened To John Mayer? Why Singer Canceled Dec. 5 Concert

perth_map

He had been touring with the Dead & Company. Platinum-selling rock/pop star John Mayer was rushed to a hospital early December 5. The band has not decided on when the New Orleans concert will be postponed until, and they also have not announced any changes to any of their upcoming dates. Read More »

Google removes YouTube access from Amazon's FireTV

perth_map

Here's hoping Amazon does something similar with Google . Fire TV owners, I hope you don't enjoy watching much YouTube, because the app is about to disappear from your device. Similarly, Amazon Prime Video doesn't support Google's Cast feature, making it hard to get video to a big screen for Android users. Google said in a statement , "We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services. Read More »

Honor to launch View 10 in India on Jan 8 (Second Lead)

perth_map

For the photography needs, the phone packs a dual camera setup on the back with 20MP and 16MP sensors as well as a 13MP selfie camera on the front. Honor is making a big focus on budget devices at present and it looks like the Honor 7X might end up being the favourite budget phone of the year. Read More »

Facebook Launches New Messenger Kids App

perth_map

And approved adults can chat with the child using regular Messenger. Parents would set up "Messenger Kids" through their Facebook account and approve the people that their children are chatting with while using the service. Parental permission is required to sign up for the app, she said. And it only works if the parents of the kids who want to talk via Messenger Kids are friends on Facebook themselves. Read More »

NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote

perth_map

The senators are all Democrats and led by Sen. It seems that the public letter-writing trend is catching on, with 28 USA senators now co-signing a letter to the FCC officially asking the commission to delay their December 14th vote . The agency has also said it "lacks the resources" to investigate every one of the comment records. "The FCC has knowingly maintained a system that has already been corrupted and is susceptible to abuse". Read More »

It's here: Amazon finally launches in Australia

perth_map

Braeuniger said Amazon was committed to Australia for the long-term and wanted to become a significant part of the Australian economy and retail sector. "The result will be an ever-improving customer experience driven by the regular introduction of new products and services". Amazon said it planned to offer its rapid-shipping subscription service, Prime , in mid-2018, in a sign it is unperturbed by the geographic challenge posed by one of the world's most sparsely populated countries. Read More »

Google adds more browsing security to your Android device

perth_map

Apps that handle user or device data will soon have to provide their own privacy policies. "For example, during analytics and crash reportings, the list of installed packages unrelated to the app may not be transmitted from the device without prominent disclosure and affirmative consent". Read More »

Micromax's Bharat 5 Stands No Chance Against The Redmi 5A

perth_map

Touted as ' Desh ka Smartphone ', the cheapest offering from Xiaomi stables in India will be sold at an introductory price of Rs 4,999, which will be withdrawn after the selling the first 50 lakh units. The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. Read More »

Supermoon 2017: Here's how to watch it

perth_map

According to Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, there is a reason behind the moon's captivating close approach to the Earth. If you aren't able to observe this weekend's supermoon, don't worry: The new year kicks off with two supermoons straight from the gate. Those who miss out to view the supermoon in person can catch up with the sighting as the astronomical spectacle will be live streamed by robotic telescope service (Slooh). Read More »

Ericsson keeps seat at Sauber for 2018 alongside Leclerc

perth_map

Sauber , meanwhile, had Marcus Ericsson angling for a seat despite not scoring any points in either of the last two seasons, relying heavily on his links to the team's owners. With this confirmation, just one seat remains on the F1 grid for 2018 as Williams continues to consider who will replace Felipe Massa and partner Lance Stroll next year. Read More »

Elon Musk's massive battery is up and running in South Australia

perth_map

In this venture, Tesla delivered as promised, and well ahead of Musk's 100-day deadline, with the battery coming to life just 63 days after the grid connection-agreement was signed. This is especially important given that this state gets a whopping 40 percent of its electricity from wind energy. But critics have described it as a "Hollywood solution" in a country that still relies on fossil fuels, mainly coal, for two-thirds of its electricity. Read More »