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Apple working on new MacBook, suggests registrations

Apple working on new MacBook, suggests registrations

14 Jun 2019 | 5:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO: After refreshing its MacBook Pro lineup earlier this month, Apple appears to be readying the launch of new "portable" computers, according to registration of new Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission uncovered by MacRumors.

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SAN FRANCISCO

After refreshing its MacBook Pro lineup earlier this month, Apple appears to be readying the launch of new "portable" computers, according to registration of new Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission uncovered by MacRumors.

Registration in the Eurasian Economic Commission generally precede the release of new Apple products.

In the past, release of several Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and AirPods models followed such registrations, MacRumors reported. 

According to the new listings, Apple on Thursday registered seven unreleased Mac models including A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251. 

As they are described as "portable" computers, the new models appear to be notebooks, added the report.

Apple earlier this month updated its MacBook Pro with 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to the computer and making it the fastest Mac ever.

This was the first time the iPhone-maker added eight cores to MacBook Pros to allow the devices to perform twice faster than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 per cent better than a 6-core MacBook Pro. — IANS

App to detect Twitter bots in any language developed

App to detect Twitter bots in any language developed

14 Jun 2019 | 5:13 PM

LONDON: Researchers have developed a new application that uses Machine Learning (ML) to detect Twitter bots in any language.

Mysterious mass beneath lunar surface altering Moon's gravity

Mysterious mass beneath lunar surface altering Moon's gravity

12 Jun 2019 | 3:25 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a mysterious large mass of material, hidden beneath the largest lunar crater that is altering the Moon's gravitational field.

Rare 'superflares' from Sun could disrupt Earth's communications

Rare 'superflares' from Sun could disrupt Earth's communications

12 Jun 2019 | 12:24 PM

WASHINGTON: Superflares erupted from the Sun could disrupt electronics across the Earth, causing widespread black outs and shorting out communication satellites in orbit, scientists warn.

Chinese surgeons conduct remote surgery using 5G technology

Chinese surgeons conduct remote surgery using 5G technology

11 Jun 2019 | 6:29 PM

BEIJING: Doctors in China have successfully directed surgeons 200 km away to perform a gall bladder surgery using 5G network in a remote area, official media here reported on Tuesday.

Google Maps tests 'off-route' alert feature in India

Google Maps tests 'off-route' alert feature in India

11 Jun 2019 | 5:35 PM

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google is experimenting with a new "Off-route" safety feature for Maps, exclusively in India for now, that will alert users if their car or taxi deviates from its route by more than 500 meters, according to a media report.

NASA to launch twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

NASA to launch twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

11 Jun 2019 | 3:41 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA is set to launch a pair of mini satellites that will study how military and airline communications, as well as GPS signals, get distorted when they pass through the Earth's upper atmosphere.

People look for same 'type' of person they break up with

People look for same 'type' of person they break up with

11 Jun 2019 | 1:13 PM

TORONTO: If you have come out of a relationship and decide to date someone else, chances are higher of you falling in love with a person who shares similar traits with your past partner, says a study.

Meals taste better when you are seated: Study

Meals taste better when you are seated: Study

09 Jun 2019 | 4:51 PM

WASHINGTON: Food tastes better when you are sitting down, say scientists who found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds.

Tencent to bring PUBG Lite to India to expand user base

Tencent to bring PUBG Lite to India to expand user base

09 Jun 2019 | 3:57 PM

NEW DELHI: In a bid to cater to those who use low-end hardware and expand its user base, Chinese tech giant Tencent is set to bring a "Lite" version of its popular online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds).

NASA offers live view of Mars 2020 rover in making

NASA offers live view of Mars 2020 rover in making

09 Jun 2019 | 3:49 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA has installed a webcam that allows the public to get a live, bird's-eye view of its Mars 2020 rover as it takes shape, the US space agency said.

Google wants exemption from Huawei ban: Report

Google wants exemption from Huawei ban: Report

08 Jun 2019 | 4:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO: Asking for an exemption from the ban, Google's recent discussions with the US government argues that Huawei ban is bad for the company's technology business as well as for the national security.

NASA to let tourists visit $100 billion International Space Station from 2020

NASA to let tourists visit $100 billion International Space Station from 2020

08 Jun 2019 | 11:42 AM

NEW YORK: NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism—with stays priced at USD 35,000 a night—as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

iOS 13: Haves and have nots

iOS 13: Haves and have nots

08 Jun 2019 | 12:36 AM

Many iPhones and iPads are going to miss out on the brand new iOS software update, which brings a whole host of features.

Save password? Never!

Save password? Never!

08 Jun 2019 | 12:36 AM

Isn’t it convenient to just ask your browser to remember all your passwords? It truly is.

India most searched team of World Cup, reveals study

India most searched team of World Cup, reveals study

06 Jun 2019 | 3:47 PM

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team has grabbed the most searched team recognition on the Internet for the ongoing World Cup, while England have bagged the second position out of the 10 participating teams in a study conducted by SEMrush, the online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform.

New AI tool can tell whether a baby’s cries are ‘normal’ or illness related

New AI tool can tell whether a baby’s cries are ‘normal’ or illness related

06 Jun 2019 | 3:45 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) based tool that can identify and distinguish between normal cry signals of babies and abnormal ones, such as those resulting from an underlying illness.

Mona Lisa's smile not genuine: Study

Mona Lisa's smile not genuine: Study

06 Jun 2019 | 2:05 PM

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that the famed smile of Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci may not be genuine because of its asymmetry.

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts ready for 'messy camping trip' to space

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts ready for 'messy camping trip' to space

05 Jun 2019 | 3:43 PM

HOUSTON: The first US astronauts chosen to fly aboard a SpaceX capsule built for NASA shrugged off a spate of design and test mishaps, saying such setbacks were "part of the process" and the new technology was far more advanced than the space shuttle program that ended eight years ago.

10 facts about air pollution on World Environment Day

10 facts about air pollution on World Environment Day

05 Jun 2019 | 11:57 AM

BARCELONA: Nobody is safe from air pollution, the United Nations warned on World Environment Day, with nine out of 10 people on the planet now breathing polluted air.

Torrential rain more frequent with global warming: Study

Torrential rain more frequent with global warming: Study

05 Jun 2019 | 11:55 AM

WASHINGTON: The frequency of downpours of heavy rain—which can lead to flash floods, devastation, and outbreaks of waterborne disease—has increased across the globe in the past 50 years due to climate change, a study has found.

Instagram suffers another global outage, reason unknown

Instagram suffers another global outage, reason unknown

04 Jun 2019 | 12:55 PM

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram suffered a major global outage that hindered app logins, page refreshes, commenting on posts and uploading content on the platform.

Twitter apologises for suspending accounts critical of China

Twitter apologises for suspending accounts critical of China

02 Jun 2019 | 4:25 PM

BEIJING: Twitter has apologised for suspending a number of accounts critical of China, days before the politically sensitive 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Asia's glaciers prevent water shortage during droughts

Asia's glaciers prevent water shortage during droughts

02 Jun 2019 | 3:41 PM

LONDON: Glaciers become the largest supplier of water to some of Asia's major river basins during droughts, fulfilling the basic needs of 221 million people when water shortages are at their worst, a study has found.

Brain zapping can help retrieve forgotten memories

Brain zapping can help retrieve forgotten memories

02 Jun 2019 | 11:34 AM

LOS ANGELES: Forgotten memories can be retrieved by stimulating a specific brain region using electrical currents, scientists have found for the first time.

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