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Sci & Tech


The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Offers a Tough Choice: Gas or Diesel?

Engines: 6.2-liter gas V8, 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque / 3.0-liter diesel I6, 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque Max towing: 13,400 pounds(gas) / 9,300 pounds (diesel) / EPA Fuel Economy / (4x4): 16 mpg city, 20 mpg highway (gas)/ 23 mpg city, 29 mpg highway (diesel) / Price (upgrade over 5.3 V8): $2,495So, you want a new Silverado, and you’ve got an extra $2,495 to spend on upgrading from the 5.3-liter V8 engine. Well, Chevy (and GMC) have a dilemma for you: for that money, you have your choice of either a 6.2-liter gas V8 or...

Youtube revises policy for Music Charts, 24-hour debut, amidst rising criticism

Video-sharing platform Youtube announced key changes to its Music Charts as well as 24-hour debut policies on earlier this week. Previously, both had been criticized for getting influenced by paid advertisements and boosts on videos by well-to-do performers. In its blog, the company said that the new changes were expected to introduce ‘more transparency to the industry’. Banishing redirected views from paid advertisements,Youtube has said that it would hereon only count organic views on videos in its music charts and 24-hour debut features. Further clarifying, the blog post said “Videos eligible for YouTube’s 24-hour record debuts are those with the...
15/09/2019

Weekly poll: iPhone 11 family - hot or not

An iPhone launch is just one of those things that you really, really can't miss. Even if you are actually living under that proverbial rock that always gets brought up. Point here being that even if you don’t particularly care about Apple's latest and greatest smartphones, these have become so interwoven into the tech realm and even beyond that the iPhone 11 family is just bound to have at least some effect on your life. Think about it. It's pretty eery in a more than a few ways, but also true. So then, seeing how the iPhone 11, 11 Pro...

15/09/2019

Weekly poll results: ROG Phone II, Xperia 5 and Nokia 7.2 voted best at IFA2019

IFA saw a pretty diverse and colorful set of phone announcement this year. Everyone seems to be working on a mostly separate agenda, or at leas different enough to make for some really stand-out devices. In this week's poll we asked you to pick favourites and its official, as far as flagships go the Asus ROG Phone II proved to be an over-achiever in yet another category - fan love. One of the best and most tricked-out smartphone on paper, the gaming monster already managed to pass our rigorous review process with flying colors. And now it's pretty clear that...

Leaks reveal details of what could be LG's new G Tab V

Listings on the radio certification website called RRA in South Korea as well as that on Google have revealed that LG may be working on re-entering the tablet market. The South Korean technology giant had last produced a tablet in July of 2017, which was the G Pad IV. Specifications from the leak reveal that the tablet will have a 10.1-inches screen having a resolution of 1920×1200. Thus, the screen ratio on the upcoming tablet shall be 16:10. On the hardware aspects of it, it shall have a single selfie camera in the front, however details of the tablet’s rear...
15/09/2019

Top 10 trending phones of week 37

You don't need to look further than our trending chart to know what the event of the past week was. Apple introduced its latest smartphone trio - the 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and it got everybody talking about it. The largest and most premium of the new phones leads from the compact 11 Pro with the vanilla 11 capturing third. The Redmi 8 Pro had to settle for fourth, while the Galaxy A50 managed to climb two spots to capture fifth. Nokia 7.2 is down to sixth, while the Galaxy A90 5G took seventh after another strong...

15/09/2019

Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update warning

Microsoft has released an update to fix the CPU spiking search problem picked up by Windows latest KB4515384 update which was causing issues with the start menu. "Typical Microsoft, fixes the CPU usage by completely breaking search so it can not even be used," Forbes.com quoted one affected user. "This update again introduces the same problem as the previous update," wrote another on Microsoft's Feedback Hub. Windows 10 KB4515384 was released on September 10 and the update is downloaded in the background automatically.More than 50 per cent of all PCs are now running Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system (OS),...

73 per cent stories on LGBTQ websites flagged as 'unsafe' by scared brands: Survey

Brands don't want their ads to appear next to controversial content on a given website. However, a new survey reveals how brands end up labelling stories on LGBTQ websites 'unsafe' for ad placement. Brand safety company CHEQ researched keyword blocking across 15 major sites including CNN, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal and discovered that 57 per cent of neutral or positive stories were being incorrectly flagged as unsafe for brands, Fast Company reports. It also discovered that 73 per cent of safe stories on LGBTQ web sites such as PinkNews and the Advocate are...

Adobe Premiere Pro's new feature will use AI to fast forward editing process

Adobe Premiere Pro is getting a new feature that will aid in content creation with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Called Auto Reframe, the feature is powered by Adobe Sensei, and automatically reframes and reformats video content for different aspect ratios - square, vertical, cinematic 16:9 versions, to speed up the production, the official blog explains. Auto Reframe will allow broadcasters or other content creators who need to optimise content for different platforms, get the work done faster. Adobe has not officially announced the date of rollout yet. Click on Deccan Chronicle Technology and Science for...

15/09/2019

Get the latest iPhone in UAE for Dh140

Leading Apple's lineup of iPhones this year are the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Both models boast stunning features and cutting-edge tech such as triple lens cameras, better batteries and the A13 Bionic chip. With those upgrades added into the mix, it's no question why the two models command a reasonable price tag. Also read: Get new iPhone Pro in UAE for as low as Dh195 But one model gets lost in the conversation. Apart from the Pro models, Apple also released its follow-up to the iPhone XR. For a quick recap, the iPhone XR was Apple's low-end model...
15/09/2019

Facebook working on TV streaming device

Facebook is reportedly working on a streaming device, like Amazon's Fire Stick, which would plug into a TV to offer access to online content. The new streaming hardware will be part of the company's Portal family of devices, featuring a camera, combining video chatting with TV viewing and augmented reality, Variety.com reported. The company has recently approached Netflix, Disney and HBO about adding their content to its hardware. In addition, Facebook is set to launch an updated version of its video chat device Portal later this year. Andrew Bosworth, vice-president of Facebook's AR and VR, has also confirmed that the...
15/09/2019

Another Huawei Mate 30 case leak offers a closer look at the circular camera module

Yet another case leak for the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 (or perhaps it could be the Pro, we can't really say). To absolutely nobody's surprise, it features a circular camera cut-out on the back, alongside a thin vertical sliver. No surprises these, since we have already seen the same general layout on a number of other case leaks, as well as the recent very detailed CAD renders of the P30 Pro. Yet another leaked protective case for the Huawei Mate 30.#huawei #Mate30 #5G #Kirin990 pic.twitter.com/UpKDYfwNWF— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 14, 2019 The potentially interesting bit here comes from the alleged...