Day: August 1, 2018

Microsoft files patent for a dual-screen device with focus on video calling

Microsoft has filed a patent for a dual-screen device made with video calling in mind. The new patent lines up with the rumours of Microsoft developing a foldable device codenamed “Andromeda”. The patent titled “Three-way video calling on hinged multi-screen device” was filed on June 30, 2017, and the U.S. Patent

U.S. players finding Australia’s W-League a valuable stop

Any number of motivational memes and messages tell you that there are no shortcuts to success. They nevertheless rarely specify anything about the 15-hour flights. Before she became a fixture in the back line for the United States women’s national team in recent months, a presumptive starter in next summer’s

Pep Guardiola carefully shaping Manchester City’s next generation of stars

While Jose Mourinho has been bemoaning the lack of first-team players at the International Champions Cup for Manchester United, Pep Guardiola has taken the chance to run the rule over his young guns and give them the opportunity of forcing their way into his plans for the new season. No club on

Popular Windows Twitter client Tweetium Pro shutting down

Come August 16th Twitter is making a number of changes to their 3rd party client API, including removing APIs such as the Streaming API without any replacement. Unfortunately, this means some 3rd party twitter clients will no longer be competitive with Twitter’s own client, leading to their developers exiting the market.

Microsoft patents head mounted blood pressure monitor

The next big sensor challenge for health-focused wearables is measuring blood pressure, ideally without a cuff inflating on your arm a few times an hour. A new Microsoft patent application has just been published explaining how this could be done using a set of wearable sensors mounted on eyeglasses. The device

Timothy Fosu-Mensah wants to help Manchester United through injury crisis

Timothy Fosu-Mensah wants to stay at Manchester United and help Jose Mourinho through his injury crisis. The Portuguese coach could be without 17 senior players for the final game of the United States tour against Real Madrid in Miami on Tuesday. He says a number of those will also miss

Neymar admits ‘sometimes I do exaggerate’ in post-World Cup message to fans

Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit that he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up. The

Mexico coaching options after Osorio: Almeyda, Villas-Boas the front-runners?

The search for Juan Carlos Osorio’s replacement as Mexico manager is officially on. The Colombian took his time in thinking over his position with El Tri but ultimately refused a new contract, as was announced on Friday evening. Wrapped up in that statement is a fact that should not be overlooked when

Maruti Suzuki to develop electric versions of Alto, Wagon R

India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki is planning to develop electric motors for its small cars, Alto, Wagon R, Celerio and A-Star over the next few years. It also plans to push vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles. Further, the automaker

Despite draw, Lindsey Horan and U.S. women hit high notes against Australia

For anyone without a rooting interest in one of the participants, there is only one takeaway from Sunday’s 1-1 draw between the United States and Australia. If this was a preview of a World Cup meeting to come, perhaps even a final in Lyon, then let’s fast- forward 11 months

Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane flew higher than ever before in its third powered flight

This morning, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic successfully flew its spaceplane during another powered flight test over the Mojave desert — sending the vehicle to its highest altitude yet. It marks the third time the vehicle, the VSS Unity, has ignited its engine during flight. It’s another successful test among the many that

Samsung’s ‘unbreakable’ OLED display gets certified

Flexible OLED displays have been around for a few years now, however their implementations in consumer devices have so far been limited to putting the flexible panel behind a rigid piece of protective glass. Samsung Display has just announced the next step up from that: a flexible OLED panel that has a