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Sci & Tech


22/03/2019

How technology transforms the built environment

Facilio, a US and UAE based innovative proptech start-up, recently hosted Future Proof, a conference that brought together industry leaders from across the buildings ecosystem to discuss how technology is disrupting the way built environments are managed and operated. "Integrating technology in real estate is no longer an option, it is an imperative. And what we realised was that while there is a lot of disruption in the built space, players are at two ends of the spectrum - some that are still using excel and paper-based systems and wanting to join the tech wave, while others are already using...

From waste to wealth

According to a World Health Organisation report, 11 out of the 12 most polluted cities in the world are from India. While the Prime Minister has been creating awareness through his Swachh Bharat campaign, a city-based couple is pro-actively doing something for the environment. In a career spanning 14 years in the food and beverage industry, Chef Amey Marathe has witnessed massive amounts of food wastage — from the kitchen to the bins and from the bins to the landfills, contributing to increasing soil and air pollution. This inspired Amey and his wife, Sujata to find a revolutionary process of...
22/03/2019

Oppo Reno 5G gets certified to work on European networks

The 5G version of the Oppo Reno was tested by Sporton and received a 5G CE certificate by CTC. This means that the phone is clear to operate on 5G networks in Europe. The phone itself is preparing to launch in the first half of 2019. It was cleared to use the n78 band, which promises a lot of bandwidth (up to 100MHz) and will enjoy wide support in Europe. Obviously, European carriers are still working on launching their 5G networks, but by the looks of it Orange, Telecom Italia, British Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will use the n78 band....

22/03/2019

Huawei ban would delay 5G rollout: Three

The rollout of 5G networks will be delayed if the UK government bans the use of Huawei equipment, the boss of mobile operator Three has warned.A UK government telecoms infrastructure review is nearing completion amid pressure from the US for the UK to ban the Chinese telecoms giant from involvement in 5G networks.David Dyson from Three said a ban could delay its rollout by up to 18 months.Huawei has rejected claims it poses a security threat. Similar concerns about delays to the rollout of 5G technology were voiced by Vodafone earlier this month. Faster data download and upload speeds are...
22/03/2019

Sneaky promo shows the video and zoom quality of the Huawei P30 Pro camera 

Parker Walbeck, who runs an online film school, got to use a certain yet to be released smartphone with a flagship camera and impressive optical zoom. In the video below, he shows some beautiful footage from Cancun, Mexico that was shot with the phone. The phone has been masked, but there’s really only a couple of possible options – Huawei P30 Pro or Oppo Reno. But there’s a hint in the video, the phone will be announced “very soon”. The P30 Pro fits that bill – it’s less than a week away. Walbeck focused on shooting video with the phone...
22/03/2019

Samsung confirms notchless Infinity display for Galaxy A90

PR departments are just not good at keeping secrets – an English language page was posted to Samsung Indonesia that extolled the benefits of the “maxed out notchless Infinity screen”. However, the page makes it clear that this feature is available only on the Samsung Galaxy A90. “Notchless” doesn’t necessarily mean that the Galaxy A90 will opt for a punch hole selfie camera like the Galaxy S10 flagships. Previous leaks suggest that it could be come Samsung’s first phone with a pop-up camera. The image accompanying the text is clearly of another A-series phone. There are strong indications that the...

21/03/2019

Sony Xperia XZ3 camera fails to impress DxO Mark reviewers, barely beats XA2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia XZ3 failed to impress the reviewers at DxO Mark and, strangely, it failed to best the score of the Xperia XZ Premium. Note: not the XZ2 Premium, but the first Premium phone from early 2017. In fact, the phone just barely beat the mid-range Xperia XA2 Ultra. Here’s what went wrong. The XZ3 was praised for nailing the exposure and producing images with good texture and pleasant color. The photos can be rich in detail if shot in well-lit areas, but the camera doesn’t like the dark. Autofocus gets slower in the dark – taking up to...

Clever New Landing Gear Allow Drones To Set Down Like Birds or Bats

A drone needs a flat spot to land. That fact may sound simple and obvious, but it also limits their usefulness and where they can go. Now, though, Yale researchers inspired by the animal kingdom are figuring out ways that drones could perch like a bird or a bat."Birds can be observed placing their feet on some support while still flapping their wings and bats are known to hang upside down while grasping some suitable surface," says Kaiyu Hang, a postdoc at Yale. "In all of these cases, some suitably shaped part of the animal’s foot interacts with a structure...
21/03/2019

Crashed Boeing planes were missing safety features that would have cost airlines extra

The two crashed Boeing airplanes may have lacked safety features that were only available as expensive add-ons, according to The New York Times. Airlines like Indonesia’s Lion Air skimped on the upgrades, hampering crew members who were trying to pull the plane out of its fatal nose dive. Last October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers and crew members on board. Five months later, on March 10th, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, and all 157 people on the plane were killed. Both plane crashes involved the Boeing 737...

21/03/2019

Houseparty elevates its chief operating officer to CEO

Houseparty, the video chat app that has recently begun exploring gaming and live entertainment, has a new CEO. Sima Sistani, who co-founded the app and is its chief operating officer, is taking over the top job today. Ben Rubin, who has led the company since before its earlier incarnation as the live-streaming app Meerkat, will join the board and continue to advise the product teams. In an interview, the co-founders said the move was designed to reflect the company’s upcoming push into gaming and other media partnerships. In January, Houseparty added the popular mobile game Heads Up, offering in-app purchases...
21/03/2019

Google Stadia chief predicts the cloud will be the game console of the future

Google this week announced a bold vision for the future of gaming with Stadia, a new cloud gaming platform that promises to upend the industry by changing how games are played, distributed, sold, and even built. But during its Stadia reveal at Game Developers Conference, the company left out more details than it provided, in particular the business model of the service and the games that will be available when it inevitably launches. In an interview with The Verge on Tuesday, Stadia chief Phil Harrison, a longtime game industry executive who’s worked at both Microsoft and Sony, answered some of...
21/03/2019

Fuckjerry sued for allegedly stealing meme

The business behind the popular Instagram account @fuckjerry is being sued for allegedly stealing a meme for an ad. The suit, filed this week in federal court, alleges that the company violated copyright law by taking an image and using it to promote its tequila brand, JAJA Tequila. The suit names FJERRY, LLC, the parent company of Jerry Media, as well as founder Elliot Tebele. Law360 reported on the suit yesterday. According to the suit, a Nigeria-based social media personality owned the image, which included a text message conversation about drinking. One person in the conversation messages the other, “don’t...