Hope for Alzheimer's cure as scientists develop protein

Hope for Alzheimer's cure as scientists develop protein

Washington D.C, Jul 25 : A newly-developed protein, which will help scientists to understand why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer's disease, could pave way for new treatment strategies.

In Alzheimer's patients, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils that form clumps between neurons in the brain. It's believed that the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease.

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Nvidia launches new ‘Titan X’ GPU

Nvidia launches new ‘Titan X’ GPU

In an announcement made this week, chip maker Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that the company is launching its latest GPU --- ‘Titan X.’

The branding of the new Titan X GPU is slightly confusing, given the fact that Nvidia already uses secondary labels like Titan Black or Titan X for its Titan-class GPUs. However, for the new GPU, Nvidia has dropped the ‘GeForce’ branding and is calling the GPU the Nvidia Titan X.

Cisco researchers report Stagefright-like vulnerability affecting Apple devices

Cisco researchers report Stagefright-like vulnerability affecting Apple devices

In a recently released blog post, Cisco researchers have warned that tech giant Apple’s devices have been hit by a vulnerability similar to the Stagefright bug which had affected Google’s Android mobile operating system in 2015.

According to the researchers, the Stagefright-Like vulnerability which has hit Apple devices can be potentially exploited by hackers to carry out remote code execution on some versions of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system as well as the company’s Mac OS X desktop operating system.

Square Enix is working on an RPG exclusively for Apple Watch

Square Enix is working on an RPG exclusively for Apple Watch

According to a Famitsu report, game publisher Square Enix has revealed in a recent announcement that it is developing a role-playing game (RPG) -- called ‘Cosmos Rings -- exclusively for the Apple Watch smartwatch.

The announcement is noteworthy because Square Enix is the game publisher behind iconic game franchises such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. An RPG for Apple Watch by Square Enix would make the smartwatch a more robust gaming platform.

Zika found in common house mosquito in Brazil: Researchers

New York, July 22 : Researchers in Brazil have announced the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes, the common house mosquito in the eastern city of Recife.

The statement was released yesterday with word of caution, saying "the obtained data will require additional studies in order to assess the potential participation of Culex in the spread of Zika and its role in the epidemic," reports CNN.

The researchers found the virus in three pools of 500 mosquitoes.

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Facebook makes some significant changes to its Live livestreaming platform

Facebook makes some significant changes to its Live livestreaming platform

In a Wednesday announcement, Facebook said that it has commenced the rollout of a series of updates to its Live video livestreaming platform. The updates being rolled out to Facebook Live are aimed at general users of the livestreaming service.

One of the biggest changes which Facebook is making to Facebook Live is that users will now have the option to broadcast for longer hours; with the previous time length of two hours of live-streams having been increased to four hours for all users.

Apple releases second public betas for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Apple releases second public betas for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Tech giant Apple has recently announced the roll out of the second public betas for its new iOS 10 version of its mobile operating system as well as its forthcoming macOS Sierra desktop operating system.

The announcement of the launch of second public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra closely follows the release of the third developer beta.

Google received more than 40,000 user data requests in 2015 second-half

Google received more than 40,000 user data requests in 2015 second-half

On Monday, Google released its latest bi-annual Transparency Report, sharing details about the user data requests it received from governments across the world in the second half of 2015.

With the latest Transparency Report revealing the frequency of user data requests which governments worldwide submit to Google to obtain data from the company’s massive online collection of data, Google said that the user data requests by governments touched a new high in July-December 2015 period.

VW plans to build electric vehicles in North America by 2020

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen (VW) confirmed on Tuesday that it has plans underway to build electric vehicles in North America by the year 2020.

The confirmation of VW’s aim to manufacture more electric vehicles by 2020 comes at a time when the automaker is dealing with an emissions-cheating scandal that has tarnished its reputation. The scandal came to light in September 2015.

Brief video making rounds on the Internet compares iPhone 7 with iPhone 6s

Brief video making rounds on the Internet compares iPhone 7 with iPhone 6s

A brief video of what allegedly is Apple’s next-generation iPhone -- iPhone 7 -- surfaced on the Internet a few days back, comparing the forthcoming handset with the current iPhone model iPhone 6s.

The video substantiates the much-leaked changes which Apple is apparently bringing to the iPhone 7 handset as compared to iPhone 6s.

According to the video, the iPhone 7 handset will mark an upgrade over its predecessor in a few ways --- it will be a slightly bigger device; and will boast battery changes as well as a much-need improvement in the unsightly antenna lines.

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