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Xiaomi Testing Phones on US Carriers, Readying for Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi is considering expanding into the US next Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says this could happen in a year or two It has started testing phones on US carriers For Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi, the home market is looking increasingly saturated which is why it has been expanding in a number of ways – such as its foray into IoT devices, ... Read More »

iOS 10.1.1 Now Available to Download, Brings Bug Fixes for Health App and More

HIGHLIGHTS It resolves an issue with the Health app The update fixes other bugs as well iPhone 5 and later devices are eligible for the update Just a week after Apple released iOS 10.1 update commercially, the tech giant has now rolled out iOS 10.1.1 to iPhone and iPad users. This update focuses mainly around bug fixes, the main one ... Read More »

Scientists Aim Largest Telescope Possible at ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

Early Thursday morning, a new and powerful effort was underway to explore a mystery 1,500 light-years away. West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope was hard at work, sucking up information about a strange winking star. The giant radio telescope is the biggest of its kind, with a 330-foot-wide parabolic dish, making the device the largest steerable telescope on Earth. The Green ... Read More »

ExoMars, Europe’s Mars Probe, Destroyed After Plunging to Surface

Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of 2-4 km (1.2 to 2.5 miles), the European Space Agency said on Friday. The disc-shaped, 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe, part of the Russian-European ExoMarsprogramme to search for evidence ... Read More »

Scientists May Have Finally Cracked the Curious Case of Sun’s Tilt

Planet Nine –┬áthe undiscovered one at the edge of our solar system — appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, say researchers. Planet Nine was predicted by Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown from California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech) in January this year. The large and distant planet may be adding a wobble to the solar system, ... Read More »

NASA’s Juno Probe Exits Safe Mode

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter that entered safe mode on October 18 when a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft’s onboard computer, has left safe mode, NASA said. “Juno exited safe mode as expected, is healthy and is responding to all our commands,” Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said ... Read More »

CES 2016: What to Expect

Every year, tech press from the world over sets up camp in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (which has now changed its name to simply CES). The event started in 1967, and in the last decade or so, has become one of the most important events on the tech calendar. By now, it’s significance is (somewhat) on the ... Read More »

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology People who want to get away from it all can experience imaginary worlds, or something closer to home, as virtual reality becomes more of a reality with the introduction of devices that take full advantage of developing VR technologies. Last week, a Sony subsidiary launched its PlayStation VR (PSVR) ... Read More »

Tinder Smart Photos Launched; Helps Find Matches by Choosing Your Best Photo

Tinder Smart Photos Launched; Helps Find Matches by Choosing Your Best Photo HIGHLIGHTS Tinder claims users saw a 12 percent increase in matches Smart Photos alternates your profile pictures to test success rate Tinder says algorithm will maximise your match potential Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular dating apps around the world, but there has been one ... Read More »

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience Even though most people use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for chatting, there is no dearth of alternatives available. There are privacy-focused options such as Telegram, and sticker-filled apps such as WeChat, so there is a messaging app for every purpose. One such app, Wire, takes a slightly different approach. Wire’s appeal lies in ... Read More »