Early morning on June 2nd 2019 Google engineers struggled with a four hour Google cloud services outage. This took out critical Google services down, including Google Drive, Gmail, Youtube, and also affected sever other companies including Vimeo and Snapchat who use Google Cloud Services to host their platforms globally.
This comes soon after an announcement from Google stating that the company will remove Huawei as an authorized Android supported OEM and that the company will not officially get Android updates, or future security updates. Google’s services are crucial for any Android smartphone maker and allow for markets outside of China to fully utilize the [...]
An MBA graduate from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York has been found guilty of destroying computer systems worth over US $ 51,000. The wrongdoer named Vishwanath Akuthota used a device called USB Killer which is originally intended to check surge protection. The offender who belongs to the state of Andhra Pradesh was visiting his alma mater after completing his studies back in the year 2017.
The devices that were damaged by him include 7 Apple computers, 59 Windows computers and multiple monitors. The total damage is estimated to be worth over US $ 58,000 which include equipment worth US $ 51,000 and repair or installation cost of US $ 7,300. The culprit had [...]
A study conducted by a UK based broadband comparison website reveals that India has the most affordable mobile data rates in the world. The cost of 1GB data in the country is Rs 1.41 at its lowest and Rs 98.76 at its peak. The average cost of 1GB data in the country was calculated to be around Rs 18.34. The news arrives a few years after the arrival of Reliance Jio, the telecom operator that is credited for bringing down mobile data costs in the country.Mobile Data Rates Across The World
Data from 6,313 mobile plans in 230 countries were gathered and analysed by Cable.co.uk between 23 October and 28 November 2018. The goal of the research was to find average rates of [...]
The Indian smartphone market is a very competitive one. Being one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world, it is natural that everyone wants a piece of the pie. The problem with that is increased competition in the space. There are a lot of players competing in the market and everyone is trying to come out on the top. But according to research by a well-known analyst firm Canalys, the Indian smartphone market grew by 10% in 2018 over the previous year. The company that took the most advantage out of it, was Xiaomi, which claimed the No.1 spot in shipments.
According to the research, Xiaomi saw shipments of around 41 million shipments over 25.7 in 2017. The [...]
SpaceX recently completed its first test fire of its Raptor Engine. This is reportedly going to power SpaceX’s next rocket, which will be brought to light very soon. It was announced by Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. He posted a couple of videos which showed the engine blasting off in all its glory. One video lacked sound, whereas the other one was pretty feature rich. The test took place at SpaceX’s test site in McGregor, Texas.
First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!! pic.twitter.com/S6aT7Jih4S— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019
The Raptor engine is the latest successor to the [...]
Relativity Space, a three year old start up, that wishes to send 3D printed rockets to space have finally received a launchpad in Cape Canaveral. Cape Canaveral is America’s busiest spaceport. Relativity is reportedly taking over a site called LC-16. This pad was previously used by the US military to launch Titan and Pershing ballistic missiles at a point in time. The announcement was made by the company on Thursday. According to the company, they have a five-year agreement with US Air Force to operate out of the launchpad in Cape Canaveral.
Relativity will be the fourth company to gain access to the popular [...]
Researchers in a recent study have revealed that an observation was made of a mysterious bright object that lit up the night sky. This sudden glow spotted from Earth, 200 million light years away disappeared as quickly as it had appeared. Scientists believe it may have been the exact moment that a star collapsed into a compact object. This might be the birth of a black hole or a neutron star.The Cow
Nicknamed ‘The Cow’, the formation of a blackhole is the direct result of a star’s death. The scientists also said that such a phenomenon, the birth of a black hole, has never been witnessed before. Raffaella Margutti, was [...]
After a few disastrous incidents of flight delays, cancellations and near misses, UK is all set to put regulations in place for drone flights near airports. It is also reported that all major UK airports now have or will soon have military grade anti-drone equipment.UK’s Drone Regulations
Very recently the military were called in to help when drone sightings causing massive delays at Heathrow Airport. Another such incident involved Gatwick airport when drone flights caused major disruption affecting 140,000 passengers just before Christmas. UK government wishes to or already has technology installed at other critical infrastructure such as prisons, power [...]
SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp is a privately owned American company that manufactures aerospace vehicles and offers space transportation services. The company was founded in 2002 and has since developed two lineups of aerospace vehicles which are Falcon and Dragon. SpaceX has successfully developed orbital rockets that are capable of being reused. This feature allows SpaceX rockets to drastically reduce the costs of launching satellites in and around earth’s orbit. On 11 January 2019, the company successfully launched its first rocket of the year.Falcon 9 Successfully Launches The Last Batch Of Iridium Satellites
SpaceX previously signed a [...]
The past week has been a bit troublesome for Google & CEO Sundar Pichai. Recently, more than 20,000 Google employee’s participated in a mass protest. The protest was against the unequal treatment of sex offenders based on their post within the company. The issue has its origins leading to Andy Rubin, the founder of Android. He left Google in the year 2014 after sexual assault charges from a female colleague; which was proven true later. But, he was given a severance of $ 90 Million before his exit. The amount which he would receive in the form of $ 2 million monthly instalments for the upcoming four years.Cause Of Protest
The New York Times recently [...]
Twitter was ablaze with users commenting about how they had suddenly been logged out of their Facebook apps. This seemed to be faced by a lot of users, and you might be one of them too. The reason is the latest breach into Facebook’s security system which affected almost 50 million accounts.
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The breach was detected by Facebook on 25th September. A hacker or some hackers had used a vulnerability in the code of the social networking giant to gain access to user accounts. This was done by gaining control of the access tokens for the accounts. The access tokens are basically what allow [...]
Panasonic has announced two models of its first full-frame mirrorless camera. The Lumix S1 and S1R cameras support 4K video at up to 60 fps. The devices will use the new L-Mount lenses from Panasonic and have a 35 mm full-frame image sensor.
The cameras were introduced at Photokina 2018 is claimed to be ‘dedicated to professionals’ by the company and form the base of the Lumix S series of cameras. The Lumix S1R has a massive 47 Megapixel sensor while the S1 has a 24 Megapixel sensor. The cameras are also equipped with Dual I.S image stabilisation. This enables handheld shots for dark or distant scenes which would otherwise require a [...]