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5 COMMON SONY XPERIA XZ PREMIUM PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is Sony’s top-of-the-line phone this year, and it boasts impressive hardware and specs. It hit retailers on June 19, but people in other parts of the world have already gotten their hands on the highly anticipated smartphone, allowing us to assemble some tips and tricks, and to take a look around various forums to see what Xperia XZ Premium problems ... Read More »

Molecular Black Hole Created Using World’s Most Powerful Laser

HIGHLIGHTS Scientists created a molecular black hole consisting of heavy atoms It was done with the help of a strong X-ray laser beam Unlike the real black hole, molecular version lets electrons out again Scientists, using the world’s most powerful X-ray laser, have successfully created a molecular black hole consisting of heavy atoms that suck electrons from their neighbours. Researchers ... Read More »

Researchers Develop Method to ‘Instantly Recharge’ Batteries

HIGHLIGHTS The process takes time similar to refuelling a car at a gas station The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric, hybrid vehicles It would eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge an EVs battery Researchers from the US have developed a safe, affordable and environment friendly method that can ‘instantly recharge’ batteries of electric and hybrid vehicle. ... Read More »

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time as Two Black Holes Merge

HIGHLIGHTS Research team announced the third detection of gravitational waves Gravitational waves can be heard by the sensitive LIGO detectors The waves were generated when two black holes merged On January 4, an exquisitely sensitive instrument on Earth detected a disturbance that rippled through space and time. Scientists traced the ripple 3 billion light-years away, back to two ancient black holes ... Read More »

NASA Postpones Sounding Rocket Launch Until June 11

HIGHLIGHTS Rocket’s scheduled launch for Sunday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility The rocket will eject 10 canisters about the size of a soft drink The June 4 attempt was the fourth for this mission NASA has postponed until June 11 the launch of a sounding rocket which will release blue-green and red artificial clouds. The rocket’s scheduled launch for Sunday ... Read More »

New ‘Miracle Material’ Could Make Cracked Phone Displays a Thing of the Past

We all wish our smartphone displays never crack. The wish seems to come true as a team of scientists has found a new material that is cheap, durable and can be used in several devices in future. According to the paper published in the journal ACS Nano, manufacturers are hunting for material that can be used in place of less ... Read More »

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

Updated May 30, 2017: AMD revealed more information about Threadripper at Computex, namely its massive socket size and abundant PCI-E lanes. Meanwhile, Intel unveiled its Core i9 X family of chips with up to 18 cores for deep-pocketed enthusiasts. Let the core wars begin!   AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced. With 16 ... Read More »

Oculus, Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel’s Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker owned by Facebook, and Vive, owned by HTC. While it’s not unusual for a military to use virtual reality – Britain’s Ministry of Defense has been using it in training simulations for more ... Read More »

Grant to pay for PTC technology on Poughkeepsie train lines

In the early morning hours of December 1, 2013, a Metro-North passenger train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 61. The National Transportation Safety Board has said the crash, in which a train conductor fell asleep as the train barreled through a curve at 82 mph, could have been avoided if positive train controls (PTC) ... Read More »