Use of fluoxetine — the most commonly prescribed antidepressant — during pregnancy is linked with a slightly increased risk of malformations in infants, according to a recent analysis. – Source
Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity using bacteria, in a way that could be done near the drilling sites. – Source
Researchers have identified three new species of insects encased in Cambay amber dating from over 54 million years ago. Researchers describe the new species of fungus gnats, which provide further clues to understanding India’s past diversity and geological history. – Source
According to a new book, the Tesla CEO rebuffed the idea of partnering with Uber on self-driving cars. – Source
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a spot of TARDIS-piloting, then today is your lucky day.
On Wednesday, the BBC announced the launch of a new 360-degree Doctor Who mobile game.
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Doctor Who Time Vortex 360 basically involves you waving your phone around to dodge rocks and and collect power-ups as your flying police box zooms through the universe.
Here’s a trailer for the game:
You can play the game on a smartphone or tablet by heading over to the BBC website.
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While blockbuster smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and LG continue to target ultra high-end markets, some Chinese makers are working hard to develop comparable options at significantly lower price points. The affordable flagship trend was first widely covered in the media after OnePlus released the OnePlus One, and options from giants Huawei and ZTE have kept the buzz going.
Other grassroots-esque companies like Meizu and Xiaomi have long focused on value, including in the mid-range price segment. Despite a smaller amount of media coverage, companies like Meizu have consistently delivered affordable flagships of their own.
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The Meizu Pro 6 Plus is Meizu’s latest flagship device. Its predecessor, the Meizu Pro 6, was a great smartphone but didn’t stand out much from competing options. But, is Meizu’s latest smartphone different? Let’s answer that question and more in our comprehensive Meizu Pro 6 Plus review!
Meizu is sticking to its guns with the Pro 6 Plus’ design. The design here is really not much different from the Pro 6‘s. Aside from a bump in screen size from 5.2-inches to 5.7-inches, the Pro 6 Plus is, design-wise, just a slightly better, more refined version of the Pro 6.
Fortunately, this design is still very impressive. With an all-metal unibody, the Pro 6 Plus is both beautiful and ergonomic. Since the metal is also softer than most other metal smartphones, the phone has a very nice feel in the hand.
This means that it’s also quite slippery though, so you’ll have to be careful when handling it. You may want to consider picking up a case in order to avoid damaging the device.
Meizu states that the body assembly process alone takes thirty steps and 150 hours to complete, and that amount of effort definitely pays off. The craftsmanship is quite frankly incredible. The Pro 6 Plus’ edges are definite and easy to grip yet maintain a smooth transition with the rear. The side power and volume buttons are satisfyingly tactile, too.
Make no mistake, this is a high-end design at a mid-range price
Small details like the curved antenna lines, accented earpiece, and ring flash further indicate a keen attention to detail. Make no mistake, this is a high-end design at a mid-range price.
We also really enjoy Meizu’s single-key navigation setup. Instead of the three-key layout that you are likely used to, mTouch allows users to press the single button to go home and tap it to go back. Multitasking is done with a simple swipe up from either the left or right side of the bottom bezel.
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The multitasking menu has been redesigned for Flyme 6, too. The new design replaces the horizontal “cards” view with a vertical “screens” view. This makes it easier to close apps since you no longer have to change the direction of your – Source
Last year at Moogfest, the namesake synth maker set up a temporary instrument factory to crank our its Model D reissue. For the 2017 installment of the analog soiree, Moog is building another synthesizer on-site in Durham, North Carolina, but this ti… – Source
Amazon’s dirt-cheap tablet gets some modest improvements, including a slightly thinner design, one hour extra battery life and enhanced screen contrast. – Source
Harry Styles stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden with a public service announcement on the side effects that come with going solo from a band and being secretly good at juggling.
The former One Direction member explained it was hard being a solo singer as everyone expects you have every trait of a boy band member including being cute but sulky and dangerous while also being the fun one.
Styles also expressed how frustrating it is to have a secret juggling talent as literally no one every brings up juggling in a conversation. You know, unless you’re a cute singer guest hosting a talk show. …
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In The Late Show’s recurring segment “Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars,” Stephen Colbert and Brad Pitt laid in a grassy field and exchanged clever nicknames while asking each other profound questions about life.
Colbert and Pitt questioned everything from what existed before our universe and if humans are basically good or evil. According the War Machine star, people are mostly good and kind of chewy.
The pair didn’t have all the answers to their questions but at least they spotted a cloud shaped like Sean Spicer. …
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It’s drone season! It’s gorgeous out there and the world is full of beautiful scenes that need recording with a drone that buzzes through the air like a cloud of angry bees. Whether you’re an aspiring aerial photographer or a thrill-seeking life-caster, there have never been more options on the market for excellent…
Saturday Night Live caused a bit of a scene on Friday when they had Melissa McCarthy dressed as Sean Spicer rolling through the streets of New York City on his infamous motorized podium.
It’s hard to film something in the middle of the day in the middle of NYC without people noticing. And boy, did they notice.
Enjoy some of the outtakes that happened during the making of this fantastic skit. Because we all can’t get enough of McCarthy’s Spicey. …
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This robust backup utility has been tweaked to include WannaCry-specific tools and advice. Plus: A free game and the coolest mobile-charger gizmo ever? – Source
Car parks that are actually massive vending machines are a thing. In Singapore, a used car seller claims it has the world’s “largest luxury car vending machine.”
In the U.S., …
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Latvian UAV company, Aerones, which specializes in heavy-lift drones, has made publicity stunts an annual tradition and this year is no different. They perched a man atop a 330 meter electrical tower, then sent the… – Source
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Are you ready for some major news on all things Google? Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Cost, 6 PM in London, 7 PM Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event, so don’t forget to read our live blog to… Read More
A new trailer for the fifth Transformers movie is here, and boy… are many, many things happening in it. I’d say it contains a 60/40 percent ratio of explosions to outright gibberish, which indicates to me that it may be the most insane Transformers movie since Dark of the Moon. Judge for yourself.
Volvo Trucks is keen to adapt self-driving technology to more than just passenger cars. – Source
The stars of the new movie reveal their hopes — and fears — about AI, technology and the “Alien” future. – Source
There are a lot of silly ways you can name a new species—maybe after a boat, or the President, or the sound you made when you found it. But this little ant probably received one of the most badass names possible: Tyrannomyrmex rex, T. rex for short.
The non-profit artificial intelligence organization added new groups into its fold, and announced initiatives on developing AI best practices and harnessing the technology for social good. – Source
In a small and preliminary clinical trial, researchers and their collaborators have shown that an experimental gene therapy that uses viruses to introduce a therapeutic gene into the eye is safe and that it may be effective in preserving the vision of people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). – Source
Hospitalized patients have a slightly higher risk of dying when treated by older hospitalists—internal medicine specialists who oversee the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients—new research concludes. The results suggest the critical importance of continuing medical education throughout the span of a physician’s professional career. – Source
Samsung released the Galaxy S8 in March. Now the camera professionals from DxOMark rated the device 88/100, positioning it behind the HTC U11 and Google Pixel and on par with its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 edge.
The Galaxy S8 has excellent autofocus, accurate white balance, and very effective noise reduction, according to DxOMark. In fact, it’s auto focus is one of the fastest there is. The main issue with Samsung’s phone are the generally softer output from the camera.
The analysts point out the Galaxy S8 has no trouble with exposure or color. When the high-contrast scene is…
The specifications of the upcoming Moto E4 Plus, along with a couple of new images, have leaked. The specs sheet confirms the biggest feature of the smartphone, which is a massive removable battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh. Of course, we can’t say this comes as a shock — considering we first broke the news of the Moto E4 Plus (and provided a few CAD renders) back in April.
The big news here is word of the phone’s specs. The Moto E4 Plus is a mid-range device and sports a 5.5-inch display with 2.5D glass on top. You’ll find the MediaTek MT6737 chipset under the hood along with 3 GB of RAM. There’s 32 GB of storage available that can be expanded for an additional 128 GB with a microSD card. The specs sheet also reveals a 13 MP primary camera and a selfie snapper that has a 5 MP sensor.
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Looking at the leaked images, we can see that the Moto E4 Plus will be available in at least two colors: gold and what appears to be dark silver. The smartphone looks quite similar to the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, which can either be a good or a bad thing depending on who you ask.
Although the reveal date hasn’t been confirmed yet, it is possible that the device will see the light of day on June 20. If you look closely, you can see this date on the display of the device, below the time. The company will likely announce it alongside its smaller brother, the Moto E4.
According to previous rumors, the Moto E4 Plus will retail for €190 (around $210) once it goes on sale in Europe.
Chelsea Manning took her first steps as a free woman moments ago. Charged with espionage and the capital offense of aiding the enemy, she faced a 35 year sentence for 20 charges, stemming from classified information the then-Bradley Manning submitted… – Source
HMD Global is expected to release the Nokia 6 in Europe and Latin America sooner rather than later. And up until now, we thought that we’d be getting the exact same phone released in China, with minor changes to software and supported LTE bands. It turns out, however, that we were wrong.
We received information straight from the horse’s mouth that Nokia 6, the first Android-based smartphone by HMD, will be getting its hardware (and perhaps some of its software) revised for its European debut. However, added features will come at the expense of slightly lowered specs.
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