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Researchers find the help of spinach leaf to grow human heart tissue

A team of scientists have transformed spinach leaves into beating human heart tissue after primarily unfolding the idea during their lunch time.
The researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts wanted to develop a solution for widely prevailing organ donor shortage.
After understanding it’s difficulties to reproduce veins, the group determined to use the existing system already in place to use a spinach leaf by replacing spinach cells with human heart cells. Time reports.
"To be able to just take something as simple as a spinach leaf, which is an abundant plant, and actually turn that into a tissue that has the potential for blood to flow through it, is really very very exciting," said researcher Glenn Gaudette, the head of the WPI lab, in a video about the work.

The team published its pioneered finding in the journal Biomaterials. As engineers used soap to leave only the structural leaf supports, they replaced the spinach with the heart tissue that  "co…

Bitcoin stays ahead of Gold price even though volatile

While ounce of gold is priced at $1,228, the digital currency, Bitcoin has hit above $1,290.  A number of factors have been driving the two essential commodities. Low rates have helped gold as investors to choose U.S bonds and if Fed boosts rates, bonds are likely to become attractive. Meanwhile, the demand for bitcoin has driven prices higher.

As gold and bitcoin appear as the best for investors, it could also provide as security in times of crisis.  But they are also certain major differences - the precious metal is a physical (tangible) asset that has been popular for hundreds of years. On the other hand, Bitcoin was introduced only in 2009 and is entirely short-lived.

Charles Hayter, CEO of digital currency comparison website CryptoCompare, stated that there's no direct correlation between their price. "The truth is that bitcoin is its own asset class in its own right and does fare well in times of uncertainty," he says. Bitcoin can be exceptionally volatile: Its value fe…

Tesla plans big for Model 3 Electric car

An year ago, Tesla unveiled its current electric car, the Model 3, and Elon Musk provided a glance at an almost-final version of the vehicle.
Musk published a  short video to Twitter as "release candidate version" of the Model 3 and also clarified that the Model 3 is not a successor to the Model S and he stated   "Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S with less range & power & fewer features," and clarified that the "Model S has more advanced technology." "Am noticing that many people think Model 3 is the 'next version' of a Tesla, like iPhone 2 vs 3," he says "This is not true."

Unveiled on April 1, 2016, the Model 3 was priced at $35,000 initially, making it Tesla's most affordable model. At that time, Musk stated that the base version of the Model 3 would go from zero to 60 miles an hour in less than 6 seconds and take a drive up to 215 miles on a single charge.
The electric five-seater car acc…

Google plans to streamline and replace GChat with Hangouts soon

In the process of streamlining its services, Google is replacing Google Talk (Gmail Chat or GChat) with Hangouts on June 26. For many Google users, it's easier to start video conferences. According to Google, people will be able to continue one-on-one chats, and it's time to rely on Hangouts through Gmail and the Hangouts site.  Although people use instant message apps like Adium and Trillian, Google is diminishing its support for an industry standard chat system known as XMPP, that most instant programs rely on. A spokesman of Trillian stated that the writing appears to be on the wall for interoperability substitute instant messenger apps.

"This is unfortunate: Google was unique as the operators of a federated and open instant messaging network boasting significant market share, and we are always disappointed to see the industry move in the direction of walled gardens," Spokesman says. If you are worried about Google's few messaging options, know that there'…

Work-in-Progress ahead for Google Pixel 2

Google has always released a phone with a bigger screen prior to the Google Nexus 6P. Users have seen it occurring in Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, but now its slightly different with the Nexus 6P.  The latest Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen, the Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch panel while the Nexus 6 has a bigger 5.96-inch screen. It is also stated that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are being with the code names Muskie and Walleye. 

With the release of the first Android O developer preview, Google is expected to release four different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release is announced later this year.  Chainfire, XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer, announced that he started working on gaining root access to Android O DPI quickly. Within 24 hours of release, Chainfire announced that he was able to gain root access to Android O, and said there were some bugs to resolve before any release is done. 

The preliminary work-in-progress root solution for both t…

"Super Mario Run" gets ready for Android Phones

"Super Mario" game for iPhone and iPad, has finally come along on Android after a 99-day exclusivity period with Apple, and it's really good.  The "Super Mario Run," game is the first smartphone game of a universal  plumber with moustache. It appears like classic 2D Mario and it plays similarly. But there's just one caution, this is not a game with pixel-perfect jumps and deep challenge. Mario moves from left to right and as foes and obstacles come in his way while making progress. But you don't in fact control the speed or direction of movement of Mario in the game.

Rather, tiny Mario instantly runs from left to right and your job is to tap the screen to take a jump. If you hold after tapping, Mario jumps slightly higher. No swiping, no virtual d-pad on-screen, no Bluetooth game pads connected to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. You are more concerned with stamping on enemies and delicately timing your taps to jump at the right moment rather than being …

AppleCare+ extends to one year from 60 days

Apple has now extended the AppleCare+ to qualify for new iPhone hardware. The time frame of 60 days from the purchase of new iPhone to signup for AppleCare+ has now been extended up to one year after the purchase of new iPhone.

The senior AppleCare advisor stated that this continuation of time frame applies to iPhone while iPad, Apple Watch and iPod touch will continue to have the 60-day eligibility options. It is also stated that the change is subsequent and therefore iPhones sold within the last year also qualify for AppleCare+.

Priced at $129 fir iPhone 6s and newer and $99 for its iPhone SE, AppleCare+ extends your warranty coverage to a period of two years from the date of purchase. It also includes two incidental damage coverage that are each subject to a $29 service fee for screen damage. iPhone owner will pay $99 for any other damage. This also facilitates AppleCare+ 24/7 priority access to Apple support.

Although the added insurance protection of AppleCare+ is a welcome feature,…

Google prepares to embed AI in Android O

Google is preparing for its next major Android release - Android O.  It is expected that Google's Android operating system might use artificial intelligence. Additionally, more and more great features could also be coming up as part of the Android O release.

Some of the notifications are as below about the new OS:

Until now, it's been a practice to get new notifications system whenever a new version of Android is released and most probably Android O will be no exception to that practice according to 9to5Google.

Currently it's not clear as to how new notifications system will be appearing. 9to5Google's sources stated that the notifications would be "revamped".

Further 9to5Google report also stated that Android O might put forward new and improved multitasking features. The most prominent example is picture-in-picture mode, which is currently available only on Android TV. The new mode may also be featured on tablets and phones that allows users to avail and supervi…

Google launched the "Invisible reCAPTCHA"

Google launched "Invisible reCAPTCHA" a service that functions as a background bot-sniffer--without any action of human to do anything.  (According to Google, the Beta version was launched in last November.)

With commitment to make the Internet a more reliable and happy place,  Google has taken this step much effectively by turning the security step invisible.

Earlier, the regular practice was to type or transcribe letters or numbers as CAPTCHA in a small box to prove that you're not a robot while doing something online like opening a new email account.

This version of Google is called reCAPTCHA, while the previous was like checking the box that says "I'm not a robot." But now you may not face the tyranny of clicking that box.

“Powering these advances is a combination of machine learning and advanced risk analysis that adapt to new and emerging threats,” Google says.

Whether a website implements the new, invisible reCAPTCHA or just the box-checking version, Goog…

HTC U Ultra - The unlocked variant of the handset from HTC

HTC U Ultra, the unlocked variant of the handset will now be available for purchase in the U.S.  HTC's online store lists the smartphone at a price of $749 to get the unlocked model.
Previously, the unlocked variant of the HTC U Ultra was available for purchase in Europe and now for U.S consumers.  The fact that the unlocked model of the smartphone has become available for purchase comes very close for the news that HTC already started shipping the pre-orders for the smartphone on Mar.9.

Going compatible with GSM networks which confirms that consumers in the U.S will be able to use the unlocked model of the HTC U Ultra easily on AT&T or T-Mobile.
"The unlocked HTC U Ultra is compatible with AT&T and T‑Mobile Networks," company says. 
As the smartphone model does not offer support for CDMA networks, those on Verizon Wirless, U.S Cellular and Spring will be doing well to not buy the unlocked HTC U Ultra.
A GSM device deploys a SIM card to preserve the subscriber's d…

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets ready for launch

Proposed to be 2017 highlight among many other exciting smartphones, Galaxy S8 is expected to be super special in this year. As Samsung efforts to overcome from the adversities of Galaxy Note 7, it is quite apparent that the new phone required to be highly noteworthy and more effective than Samsung's previous handset launch.

- Featuring Android 7.0 Nougat as operating system, Galaxy S8 also carries IP68 certification and this will enable the Samsung handset ahead of the Apple iPhone while Apple is working on improved durability of iPhone range for iPhone 8 prior to its release.

- Samsung will produce 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch versions of the Galaxy S8 and it is also expected that Samsung may shield the Galaxy S8 with 4K resolution that will make the first ver Super AMOLED curved display from the corporation. 

- With in-built Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip in the U.S and Exynos 8895 in the international markets, the clock speed of these devices is yet to be released, yet fans of the range a…

Super cars get unveiled in Geneva Motor Show 2017

(Porsche 911 GT3)
At the Geneva Motor Show 2017, world’s car manufacturers display their new models to the European market. As the event begins on March 7, in Switzerland – companies across the world will be participating in the Motor Show. Geneva Motor Show 2017 is being held for 10 days until Mar.19, the tickets are still on sale. Many brand new collection of cars are expected to highlight the event. Some of these cars are : Renault Alpine A110

SEAT’s Ibiza supermini
Range Rover Velar SUV Nissan Qashaqai
Honda Civic Type R The 2018 Lexus LS 500h