Hi-Tech


    • Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

      Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

      Google sets out to transform the video game world with its new Stadia service crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email. The promise of Stadia is that you can play your games anywhere. You could do it right now, on your work or school laptop, for instance.

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    • 3D climate model used to examine exoplanets' habitability

      3D climate model used to examine exoplanets' habitability

      For the first time, scientists used a 3D climate model that incorporates photochemistry to study and redefine the habitability of exoplanets surrounding M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population. The findings - published Thursday in the Astrophysical Journal - could help planetary scientists know what to look for when surveying potentially habitable exoplanets.

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    • AI set to upend melody making

      AI set to upend melody making

      The use of AI will undoubtedly lead to the revolution of music composing, but robots will not replace humans in the art of making melodies. Or at least that is the opinion of Francois Pachet, a scientist, composer and the director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab.

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    • Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Solutions for storing data are always needed and now - even more than ever. Tech innovations such as fast data speeds like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will let you download better quality shows and games than before, while the phone in your pocket can record 4K clips and take plenty of pictures, which usually require frequent backups.

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    • The future of humanity through the eyes of science

      The future of humanity through the eyes of science

      Next week, the Ratio forum for popular science will once again bring together a plethora of international lecturers tasked with translating the beauty of science into everyday language. In the seven years since its inception, the forum has been able to attract lecturers from all around the world, who have revealed to its audience mysteries like where extraterrestrial life hides; how humankind can colonise Space; what mathematics models, dead people and malaria have in common; the psychology of ghosts; how the brain neurons work and so on and so forth.

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    • Facebook reboots its role with media with a 'news tab'

      Facebook reboots its role with media with a 'news tab'

      Facebook began rolling out its dedicated "news tab" with professionally produced content - the latest move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation. The tab, being tested with some US users, will be separate from a user's normal feed and include articles from partner news organisations - making a clear distinction between journalism and stories shared by users from a wide range of sources to combat fake news.

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