In targeted searches, a telescope points at one star for a few minutes, and if it finds no telltale signs of ET, it moves to the next target star on its list. So if aliens are transmitting in Earth's direction at the exact time we just so happened to be scanning their star system for radio signals, we probably didn't just get lucky, Vakoch said. … [Read more...] about Ready, SETI, go: Is there a race to contact E.T.?
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Bixby Routines learns routines for two locations: your work and home.You can make your own Bixby Routines manually.AI is used to manage performance via optimizing battery, CPU and RAM as well as device temperature. AI also learns how you use your device and delivers most frequently used apps faster. And then there are a few more wrinkles. Enter the Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung's first 5G phone. This device will launch in the second quarter depending on carriers, and pricing hasn't been determined yet. The Galaxy S10 5G has all the features found in the rest of the family, but comes with a 6.7-inch display, a 3D Depth Camera for augmented reality applications, and a 4,500 mAH battery that's supposed to last all day. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10: Which model should you buy?
The base includes a 1.6GHz (2.7GHz Turbo) dual-core Core i5-5250U and an Intel HD 6000 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB PCI Express SSDs. We examined this CPU and GPU in depth in our review of Intel’s newest NUC mini PC, and we’ve seen other Broadwell chips in a variety of PC Ultrabooks. Overall, Broadwell provides a small increase in CPU and GPU power while enabling longer battery life. … [Read more...] about Apple updates non-Retina MacBook Airs and the 13” Retina MacBook Pro
The biggest feature update is support for the Apple Watch. The device will work with the iPhone 5 and newer models, but it will not work with iPads or iPods. Once you've tethered a watch to your phone, a new companion app will allow you to change the watch's settings, organize its Home screen, and make other changes. We'll take a longer look at this companion app when the time comes to review the Apple Watch itself. … [Read more...] about Apple releases iOS 8.2 today with Apple Watch support and plenty of bug fixes
Google I/O 2014 is coming up fast, happening just weeks away on June 25 and 26 at Moscone West in San Francisco. And while registration was tweaked this year to avoid the annual mad-dash of browser refreshing, spots are still highly rare and coveted. … [Read more...] about Tell us what you’re working on for Google, win a code to buy I/O tickets