Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Facebook Announces Hiring of Human Rights Director

Facing human rights violation allegations over the misuse of its platform by the Myanmar government to fuel atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority, social networking giant Facebook has announced the hiring of a human rights policy director. The social media firm’s new director would help promote peace, human freedoms and build strong…

NASA Counts Down to Launch of Laser Study of Ice Sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion (about Rs. 7,210 crores) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth’s ice sheets. The mission will inform sea level rise forecasts and is “exceptionally important for science,” according to Richard Slonaker,…

India Will Fly Its First Small Rocket in 2019

The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700kg sometime next year, according to a top official. “The developmental work for our small rocket that can carry satellites weighing around 500kg is on. The first flight of the small rocket is…

Google Releases Chrome 70 Beta With Support for Fingerprint Sensors for Web Authentication

Google has released the latest beta version of Chrome 70 with touch-sensitive web authentication for Android and Mac devices, adding an extra layer of security to the browser. “Mac’s Touch ID and Android’s fingerprint sensor would allow developers to access biometric authenticators,” Google wrote in a blog post this week. The Chrome 70 beta version comes…

F-Secure Says Nearly All Modern Computers Vulnerable to Cold Boot Attacks

Researchers have discovered a security flaw that is said to put nearly all modern computers at risk for data theft. The newly-found vulnerability apparently enables a malicious party to carry out an attack on a computer that they can access physically. Within minutes, the attackers can reportedly move past the…

Alan Wake TV Series Put Into Development With Peter Calloway

Alan Wake is set to be turned into a TV series with Peter Calloway (Under the Dome) attached as showrunner and writer, developer Remedy Entertainment announced Wednesday. Sam Lake, the lead writer on the game and known for his work on Max Payne, will serve as executive producer. Contradiction Films – which…

Galaga AR Announced at iPhone Xs Event

Shanghai-based Directive Games showed off Galaga AR at the Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max event. Employees from the studio presented a multiplayer Galaga battle that had slick effects and visuals made possible with the new A12 Bionic chip and ARKit 2 tech from Apple. Galaga AR will be a part of what’s…

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR Get Support for Background NFC Reading

September 12 was the date when Apple unveiled its 2018 iPhone lineup including the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in Cupertino, California. Being part of an ‘S’ upgrade cycle, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max borrow the design language from last year’s iPhone X and get slightly bumped up internals, cameras,…

Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of iPhone Launch

We are just hours away from the grand Apple event, and just like with previous hardware announcements, Apple pulled down the Apple Store to update it with information about all the new products. The last time this happened was last year, just ahead of the iPhone 8 and iPhone Xlaunch. If you visit the Apple Store right now, you…

Blades iPhone Xs Trailer Shows Off Console Quality Visuals

At the iPhone Xs and Xs Max event, Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard took to the stage to show off The Elder Scrolls: Blades. The latest entry in the long-running Elder Scrolls franchise, Blades will utilise the processing capabilities to deliver console quality visuals for greater immersion Howard said. A live gameplay trailer showed off a…