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Sci-tech Google Play wants to read books to you
Author: 0 Google Play wants to read books to you

Google is following Apple's iBook's model of allowing customers to purchase audiobooks without a subscription. Interestingly, Google's audiobooks don't need you to subscribe to it to use it, initially. But in reality, the beef between the two internet giants does not seem to be letting up, especially now that Google is getting into the audiobook business.

Sci-tech Xbox Game Pass Expands to Include New and Upcoming Microsoft Titles
Author: 0 Xbox Game Pass Expands to Include New and Upcoming Microsoft Titles

We've been blown away by the incredible response. "One matric is how your fan base is increasing and other is how much time people are spending with the modules of engagement that you have created". For $9.99 per month, subscribers will get access to Sea of Thieves when it releases on March 20. Microsoft rolled out Xbox Game Pass back in June after it was tested by Insiders for several months.

Sci-tech GB MicroSD card coming, could be used on Switch
Author: 0 GB MicroSD card coming, could be used on Switch

Integral says in its press release that while cloud-based storage has raised questions over the future of memory cards, consumers are embracing the format more than ever, partly thanks to the demand for more storage on mobiles due to photo/video-based apps like Instagram.

Sci-tech God of War gets 20 April release date, new trailer
Author: 0 God of War gets 20 April release date, new trailer

The announcement confirmed the existence of the $150 Stone Mason Edition of the game, as well as a slightly cheaper Collector's Edition . In North America and Canada, ordering this version of the game will get you an actual pin. What did you think about the new trailer for God of War? Another important thing to note is the price difference between this collector's edition and the Stone Mason edition we revealed earlier , which was thought to BE the collector's edition .

Sci-tech Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview 01/22/18
Author: 0 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview 01/22/18

That's a key fundamental matchup tonight against Ohio State's trio of excellent three point shooters (SG Kam Williams 48.5%, PG CJ Jackson 41.2%, Diop 37.6%). It's still early in the Big Ten season but the Ohio State Buckeyes have been looking like a major threat. Ohio State is 5-5 ATS at home with 8 unders and 2 overs.

Sci-tech Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops
Author: 0 Microsoft partners with Lenovo for cheap school laptops

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week . The cheapest all of the devices announced today is the new Lenovo 100e , powered by the Intel Celeron Apollo Lake, starting at only $189. Microsoft also is expanding the company's Immersive Reader assistive technology to Word for Mac, iPhone, Outlook Desktop, OneNote iPad and OneNote Mac.

Sci-tech Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch
Author: 0 Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch

All last week , users reported computers spontaneously rebooting after installing Intel's Spectre/Meltdown patch. "We further recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers and software vendors begin evaluation of Intel beta microcode update releases in anticipation of definitive root cause and subsequent production releases suitable for end users", Intel VP Navin Shenoy said.

Sci-tech Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Olympics

North Korean Hyon Song Wol, center, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul to leave for Gangneung, South Korea , Sunday, Jan. North Korea has still not disclosed the reason as to why it is not sending the advance team, the official said on Saturday. There will be one female and one male athlete flagbearer leading the delegation in a special uniform with the Korean Unification Flag.

Sci-tech Don't miss ULA launch from the Cape
Author: 0 Don't miss ULA launch from the Cape

By 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday the weather forecast showed a 90 percent chance of favorable weather for the launch of the payload on one of the company's Atlas V rocket , ULA tweeted . Tonight's launch is the first scheduled United Launch Alliance mission to take place from Cape Canaveral in 2018. On its 75th flight Atlas V will launch the fourth geostationary satellite in the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), which is a group of satellites created to detect and track missile launches on ...

Sci-tech Bikram yoga may not need to be so hot
Author: 0 Bikram yoga may not need to be so hot

While practising Bikram yoga, involving 26 postures, led to health improvements, it showed that its heated environment did not play a role in attaining these benefits. The findings were published in the January 18 issue of the journal Experimental Physiology . The findings were important, they added, "given the increased propensity toward heat intolerance in ageing adults".

Sci-tech Rocket Lab sends Electron rocket into orbit, marking milestone for moon mission
Author: 0 Rocket Lab sends Electron rocket into orbit, marking milestone for moon mission

A Rocket Lab Electron booster launches on the company's second test flight, called "Still Testing", from the company's Māhia Peninsula launch site in New Zealand on january 21, 2018 local time. The rocket carried three commercial satellites on this trip: a Dove Earth-imaging satellite for Planet and two Lemur satellites for Spire that track ships and weather.

Sci-tech RIL quarterly profit jumps a quarter, Jio opens account
Author: 0 RIL quarterly profit jumps a quarter, Jio opens account

The Reliance Infocomm Limited President Mukesh Ambani has announced the profit details of RIL . Reliance Industries declared their financial and operational performance for the third quarter of 2017-18, and there is some huge cheer for Reliance Jio within that.

Sci-tech Why You Must Run Outdoor in the Evening of 31 January 2018!
Author: 0 Why You Must Run Outdoor in the Evening of 31 January 2018!

In India, it would start at 06:21 pm on January 31 2018. A supermoon happens when either a full or new moon reaches Earth at its closest elliptical orbit. "The Earth's atmosphere has the property of scattering the Sun's light", explains Fred. At 4:49 a.m the moon enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow, that part of the shadow where the sun's light is fully blocked by the Earth.

Sci-tech OnePlus reveals 40000 affected by credit card security breach
Author: 0 OnePlus reveals 40000 affected by credit card security breach

The company is also considering offering a year long subscription of credit monitoring service for free to all the customers who were affected . The Chinese OEM was investigating complaints that there were unexplained charges on people's credit cards after they bought something from the website's online store.

Sci-tech Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus crash
Author: 0 Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus crash

Rescue personnel saved five people from the burning vehicle and provided medical assistance, authorities said. The survivors included three Kazakhs and two Uzbeks, the Kazakh ministry for investments and development said in a post on Facebook.

Sci-tech YouTube Has Made it Quite Hard For Smaller Channels to Monetize
Author: 0 YouTube Has Made it Quite Hard For Smaller Channels to Monetize

Thanks to the integration with Google assets, you can make money on YouTube . YouTube changed eligibility requirements for what it takes to become a member of the YouTube "Partner program," which splits ad revenues with video creators, saying the video maker needs to have at least 1,000 subscribers and watchtime of 4,000 hours during a 12 month period.

Sci-tech All-New Maruti Suzuki Swift Explained Variant-wise
Author: 0 All-New Maruti Suzuki Swift Explained Variant-wise

Just like those cars which are sold at Nexa, new Swift will also be devoid of Maruti badging. The Swift will have similarities with the current Dzire. The flat bottom steering wheel, a new addition on the hatchback, augments the sporty appeal of the interiors. The interior upgrades are no lesser than the exteriors, carrying the same sporty feel, featuring plush upholstery and the sleek use of urbane satin chrome finish on the instrument panel, steering, doors and speedometer ring.

Sci-tech Page speed will affect mobile search rankings starting this summer
Author: 0 Page speed will affect mobile search rankings starting this summer

Back in February 2016, Google started highlighting sites that used its Accelerated Mobile Page technology to speed up the rendering of pages when using the mobile version of Google search. Another tool that website owners can use to evaluate mobile page performance is called Lighthouse , Wang and Phan said. There is no tool that directly indicates whether a page is affected by this new ranking factor.

Sci-tech WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android
Author: 0 WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android

WhatsApp's promising to spread availability of its Business app to more countries in the coming weeks. Businesses use it to create responses and stay connected with regular clients. Customers will then see these accounts as " Business accounts ". Back in September 2017, when the company first announced the app, it started verifying business accounts as part of its WhatsApp Business pilot program.

Sci-tech US Is Said to Withhold Added $45 Million in Palestinian Aid
Author: 0 US Is Said to Withhold Added $45 Million in Palestinian Aid

According to the State Department , the US sent UNRWA $60 million to keep the agency operating through the end of the year, but withheld additional planned funding of $ 65 million , while encouraging other countries to share the burden. The U.S. has historically been the UNRWA's largest single donor, supplying almost 30 percent of its budget. She also said that the United States would not continue to reward the Palestinian Authority if it continues to reject USA mediation and refuses to ...

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime In India
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime In India

Samsung has proven that they have what it takes to innovate with the leak of the development of the Galaxy X - a device with a foldable screen. Few reports suggest, Samsung is investing heavily in AI-related projects and is also collaborating with researchers from several South Korean universities to develop even more efficient chips than what's present right now.

Sci-tech Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017
Author: 0 Near-record warm temperatures fuel deadly, costly weather events in 2017

The global average temperature past year was about 1C above pre-industrial times, and 0.4C above the 1981-2010 average. The upward trend in global temperatures marked by record-shattering warmth in 2015 and 2016 kept pace past year, with the United Nations weather agency warning Thursday that the continued pressure on the Arctic in 2017 will have "profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world".

Sci-tech IPhone users can now watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp
Author: 0 IPhone users can now watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp

WhatsApp has pushed a new Picture-in-Picture feature with its latest iOS update. The company has over 200 million active users in India and 1.2 billion active users in the world. In a statement, which was also shared with indianexpress.com, Xiaomi said, "A few Xiaomi users reported an issue with WhatsApp on their smartphones".

Sci-tech Ford accelerates global development of electric vehicles
Author: 0 Ford accelerates global development of electric vehicles

The larger question for the industry is whether other automakers will now follow Ford . The differing outlooks for 2018 from GM and Ford highlighted how the two largest US automakers have been on diverging roads for the past year. Farley said that the performance battery electric crossover-tentatively dubbed "Mach 1"-will have a range of more than 300 miles and is due by 2020".

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