Author archives: Priya Versai

As first reported by MacRumors, an internal build of iOS 13 suggests Apple’s long-rumored AR headset is in the works. The development of an augmented reality display comes as a surprise as numerous rumors in the past suggested the project had been axed. Let’s take this news with a grain of salt, shall we? StarBoard: Apple AR Glasses Apple’s iOS 13 builds include a “STARTester” app which might allow the augmented reality headset to be used as both a head-mounted wearable, as well as a handheld device. The California-based iPhone m...
Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings made by owners of its Xbox One console, according to Motherboard. Like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, which have all been charged with secretly listening to private recordings, Microsoft listened in on audio recordings from Cortana (on Windows) and listened to Skype calls when people users the app’s language translation feature. Motherboard spoke to several Microsoft contractors who said they were hired by the company to review Xbox and Cortana voice commands to improve it...
NASA’s Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) completed an initial set of tool operations designed by the Satellite Servicing Projects Division, making the idea of using water ice, oxygen or methane from other worlds as fuel for spacecraft seem plausible. The ability to store and transfer cryogenic fuels will help enable interstellar voyages in the far future. Currently, any spacecraft to far away destinations such as the Moon and Mars must carry all of its propellants with it from launch to termination. This requires the spacecraft to c...
Earth’s closest companion, the moon, which is the only place beyond Earth where humans have set foot, won’t always be there, say an international team of researchers. The scientists explained a condition where a moon would escape the orbit of its host planet and began to orbit the host star instead, and proposed a hypothetical new type of world they referred to as “ploonet.” The condition is not peculiar to the Earth-Moon relationship. Ploonets could be the answer to many unusual astronomical phenomena, the team thinks. And our own M...
A Russian biologist is planning to help couples with deafness due to heritable mutations in their GJB2 gene by creating CRISPR babies that can hear from their embryos. Denis Rebrikov in June told Nature he planned CRISPR editing the human embryo and equally bring them to term. Until now, only He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist, has been able to produce CRISPR babies. The scientist claimed that the edits would prevent the babies from inheriting HIV from their fathers. Rebrikov told New Scientist last week Thursday that he has five...
Tesla has announced plans to introduce a new in-car video game that is unlike any of those we have seen on Tesla infotainment systems. While it’s completely ingenious to play old Atari games in your Tesla car using a controller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday at E3 video game expo disclosed that the company is going to include the 2018 racing game “Beach Buggy Racing 2” to your game collections. That’s not completely all the fun, anyway. Instead of controlling the virtual vehicles using an Xbox controller or a traditional controller...
Apple is attracting more Android users to iOS this year since launching its latest iPhone models, a new survey found. Despite strong signs of a slump in iPhone sales, which have forced Apple to cut production figures and announce it will no longer publish unit sales for iPhone, a survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates that the new iPhones’ market force is quite impressive in wooing consumers from the rival smartphone operating system Android. The report found that Apple’s iPhone XR is leading the campaign. 16 per...
Spotify and Wixen have mutually agreed to dismiss the $1.6 billion copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the latter back in 2017. The publishing company argued in the dispute that Spotify was illegally using tens of thousands of songs from artists it represented, such as Missy Elliot, Neil Young, and Steely Dan – since the streaming company had not obtained “a direct or compulsory mechanical license” from the songwriters to use their song on the platform. Aside from the complaint that Spotify was neglecting to send paper notificati...
Sony will reportedly unveil a collection of new 8K devices, including an 8K hybrid or stills camera at the upcoming CES 2019 in January, reports Sony Alpha Rumors. The Tokyo-based electronics conglomerate is planning to unveil an 8K television, 8K processing platform, 8K laser projector, and either an 8K camera or 8K camcorder at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the report alleged. There are no further details of what each device could feature. But we look forward to January 7 when Sony will be presenting at the eve...