Author archives: Priya Versai

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...
Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE is now available for all consumers on Microsoft online store and a few brick and mortar stores. The pre-order of the product begins today in US, Canada and Australia and the shipment commences on May 1st. The decision was taken after Microsoft limited Surface Pro with LTE to its business customers only in December 2017. The new Surface Pro is promoted as the ultimate work companion. Transform it into a laptop for conventional desk setup, or into a tablet to work while you walk, or into a studio to explo...
We have got electric cars, smaller cars, and cars with a better gas mileage. What we haven’t seen yet is some kind of technological evolution with transportation. While a lot of ‘technological’ fixes have been given little to some amount of attention, not all of them have gained repute for ushering in green revolution. Every day, engineers are taking a different route, designing more environmentally sustainable modes of transportation that may overturn long-held notions greener, efficient traveling. This year, we have some of the most...
London-born Stanford student Joshua Browder created DoNotPay initially to help people contest parking tickets. Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer,” Browder later programmed it to deal with a range of legal issues, such as claiming for delayed flights and trains and payment protection insurance (PPI). Since the free service was launched in London, DoNotPay has taken over 250,000 cases and won over 160,000 over $4 million worth of parking tickets. “I think the people getting parking tickets are the most vulnerable in society...