Category Archives: New Gadgets

Google unveils new Android software in India to power…

alibhai/ December 5, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

 Can work on entry-level smartphones with memory of as low as 512 megabytes Has its own app store with ‘lite’ versions of apps to download  By Reuters Alphabet’s Google launched a stripped-down version of its Android software in India on Tuesday, as it attempts to woo millions of ‘basic phone’ users in the fast-growing wireless services market. The Android Oreo

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Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

alibhai/ December 4, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Messenger Kids is standalone app that can be controlled from parent’s Facebook Using the app will not create a Facebook account for the child, the firm says Kids will not be able to connect with people their parents have not approved There are no ads or in-app purchases, and kids can’t delete messages in the app  By Associated Press Facebook

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Two ancient cave lion cubs found frozen in Siberia

alibhai/ December 3, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Extinct cubs Uyan and Dina were found in near-perfect condition two years ago They had been preserved in the Siberian permafrost since the Ice Age  Scientists have revealed there’s no milk in their stomach, meaning mother fled They also found they were just days old, having died in a potential landslide By Will Stewart for MailOnline Scientists have unlocked a 55,000 year

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Killer whale geoglyph found in the Peru Desert

alibhai/ December 2, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

German researchers discovered the geoglyph in the 1960s, but it was lost again for decades, until Jan 2015 The massive orca ‘etching’ is roughly 230 feet long (70 meters) in the hillside, and was created 2,000 yrs ago It is situated in the Palpa region of southern Peru, not far from the Nazca site, but is much older than others

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Tesla switches on the world’s biggest battery in Australia

alibhai/ December 1, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The billionaire earlier this year offered on Twitter to build the battery farm He completed it last week to beat his deadline of having it ready in 100 days  Now, it has been switched on at the Hornsdale wind farm near Jamestown Tesla hopes battery will help Australia become a renewable energy powerhouse By Shivali Best For Mailonline Just a week

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The ‘sci fi’ DNA test that could replace your password

alibhai/ November 30, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The method is a two-step technique using the $1000 MinION DNA sequencer The team used an algorithm to compare variants with other genetic profiles They found it can identify a person from DNA in minutes, and can validate cells  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Scientists have unveiled a new software that could pave the way for real-time DNA-authentication, with the

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Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 say researchers

alibhai/ November 29, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

By Afp After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what’s to come as hackers develop new strategies and ‘business models.’ McAfee researchers said that

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Methane ecosystem found in caves of the Yucatan Peninsula 

alibhai/ November 28, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The methane-fueled ecosystem feeds bacteria in the underground caves In these caves, methane and bacteria form a vital part of the overall ecosystem  It explains how cave adapted animals survive without visible evidence of food  The research could help researchers understand how sea level rise and seaside development could impact these ecosystems By Cecile Borkhataria For Researchers have discovered

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The mysterious phenomenon that’s making Britain shiver

alibhai/ November 27, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Some areas of the country are facing up to 4in of snow in the coming week Temperatures could plunge as low as -8c in the UK over the next few days   Bookies are reporting an ‘avalanche’ of bets on a White Christmas for 2017 Ladbrokes cut odds on White Christmas in Glasgow, Newcastle, and London  Manchester also earmarked for

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Scientists find wheat ‘with 85 per cent less gluten’

alibhai/ November 26, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Researchers created a new strain of wheat that almost eliminate a form of gluten The wheat was created with a controversial ‘Crispr-Cas9’ gene editing technique The gene editing technique lets researchers ‘cut and paste’ small DNA sections Scientists used tool to remove some of the genes that code for gliadin proteins By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

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