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Google delays white Pixel 2 orders by a month

24 Oct 2017 | 10:41 AM

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has delayed the delivery of some of its newly — launched white Pixel 2 devices by up to a month as it is having a hard time keeping the smart-phone in stock.

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San Francisco, October 24

 Google has delayed the delivery of some of its newly — launched white Pixel 2 devices by up to a month as it is having a hard time keeping the smart-phone in stock.

"Some people who ordered a white Pixel 2 and received an estimated ship date of late October are receiving emails saying their order has been delayed by up to a month," a report in The Verge said late Monday.

To make up for the delay, Google is now offering these customers a free Live Case, which normally sell for $40.

Based on Reddit reports, the issue is limited to the 64GB model of the white Pixel 2 that — along with nearly every other model — remained out of stock or on a multi-week delay from Google's online store.

In India, Pixel 2 is priced at Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant.

The pre-orders commence from October 26. The devices will be available in over 1,000 stores across the country and on Flipkart, starting November 1. — IANS

Mars has ideal conditions to produce oxygen from CO2

Mars has ideal conditions to produce oxygen from CO2

23 Oct 2017 | 12:34 PM

LONDON: Mars has nearly ideal conditions for efficiently creating oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future using plasma technology, a study has found.

New smartwatch allows users to feel virtual objects

New smartwatch allows users to feel virtual objects

23 Oct 2017 | 12:17 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a smartwatch that works in multiple dimensions and allows users to see and feel virtual objects while watching videos or playing games.

Astronauts spacewalk to install new camera system on ISS

Astronauts spacewalk to install new camera system on ISS

21 Oct 2017 | 1:40 PM

WASHINGTON: Two NASA astronauts have successfully completed a spacewalk to install a new camera system outside the International Space Station (ISS), replacing a blown fuse and installing a new high definition camera on the starboard truss of the station.

Toxic cloud of hybrid ice spotted on Saturn's moon Titan

Toxic cloud of hybrid ice spotted on Saturn's moon Titan

20 Oct 2017 | 7:35 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists using data from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn have found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of ringed planet's largest moon, Titan.

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

20 Oct 2017 | 3:32 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Birdfeeders causing great tits to evolve longer beaks

Birdfeeders causing great tits to evolve longer beaks

20 Oct 2017 | 3:29 PM

LONDON: A British enthusiasm for feeding birds and the widespread use of birdfeeders may have caused UK's great tits to have longer beaks than their counterparts in other countries, a study has found.

Water once flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars

Water once flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars

20 Oct 2017 | 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON: Water may have flowed on ancient Mars in peak summers, even though the red planet was generally frozen over, a study suggests.

Whales, dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures

Whales, dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures

17 Oct 2017 | 5:13 PM

LONDON: Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects, much like human societies, according to a study.

Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app 'tbh'

Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app 'tbh'

17 Oct 2017 | 10:16 AM

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has acquired 'tbh', an anonymous polling app for teenagers which has over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the US.

Why women are more generous decoded

Why women are more generous decoded

16 Oct 2017 | 3:48 PM

GENEVA: Women tend to be more generous than men, as selfish behaviour activates the brains reward system more strongly in men, scientists have found.

India to have 530mn smartphone users in 2018: Study

India to have 530mn smartphone users in 2018: Study

16 Oct 2017 | 11:50 AM

SAN FRANCISCO: With a rise in smartphone ownership globally, China will have highest number of smartphone users, 1.3 billion, in 2018, followed by India with 530 million users.

Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA

Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA

16 Oct 2017 | 4:34 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, debunking myths that the planet, dubbed 'Nibiru' by doomsayers, will end of the world.

New automatic system could solve office thermostat wars

New automatic system could solve office thermostat wars

15 Oct 2017 | 10:16 PM

TORONTO:In what could bring an end to the endless thermostat wars at office, scientists have developed a system that can automatically optimise the indoor conditions including air quality, temperature and lighting according to each worker's needs.

Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded

Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded

14 Oct 2017 | 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists have found possible evidence of a source of energy that could be responsible for heating the Sun's atmosphere or corona.

Space radiation not a hurdle for human journey to Mars: NASA

Space radiation not a hurdle for human journey to Mars: NASA

14 Oct 2017 | 9:27 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA is developing technologies to counter space radiation — one of the biggest challenges for human journey to Mars — to ensure a safe and successful exploration of the red planet.

Why Sun’s corona is hotter than its surface decoded

Why Sun’s corona is hotter than its surface decoded

14 Oct 2017 | 3:48 PM

WASHINGTON: Scientists have found possible evidence of a source of energy that could be responsible for heating the Sun’s atmosphere or corona.

7,000 people have your face

7,000 people have your face

13 Oct 2017 | 11:50 AM

Gene discovery may lead to high-yielding hybrid wheats

Gene discovery may lead to high-yielding hybrid wheats

12 Oct 2017 | 6:50 PM

MELBOURNE: Australian researchers have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross- pollination, opening the way for high-yielding hybrid wheat.

NASA probe spots possible source of sand on Mars

NASA probe spots possible source of sand on Mars

11 Oct 2017 | 9:14 PM

WASHINGTON: NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) has beamed back an image showing one possible place where sand grains are being produced on the red planet today.

Universe's missing matter discovered

Universe's missing matter discovered

11 Oct 2017 | 9:13 PM

LONDON: Scientists have for the first time detected the missing matter in our universe - present in the form of strings of hot gas linking galaxies — that was unaccounted for by previous space observations.

India's methane emissions under control

India's methane emissions under control

10 Oct 2017 | 4:19 PM

LONDON: India's methane emissions have seen little growth over the last few years, according to a study published on Tuesday that found that the levels of the greenhouse gas are consistent with the country's reports to the UN's international environmental treaty.

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