A private company called SpaceX is uncovering its ambition of reaching Mars two years from now. And while that's the kind of thing often seen and heard in sci-fi flicks, this one is the real deal thanks to a planned partnership with NASA.
The plan is for SpaceX and NASA to build a spacecraft that has the capabilities of landing on Mars to collect data. The craft, which reportedly will be named "Red Dragon," won't be taking any human passengers or crew.
In an effort to spark interest and publicity, the company made a clever post on their Facebook page that says "SpaceX is planning to send Dragons to Mars as early as 2018." It added that the missions (which means they're planning more than one), are designed to see if the current technologies we have right now are good enough to make it possible to "land large payloads propulsively on Mars." more >>
Apple's upcoming smartphone, the iPhone 7, has recently received its first leaked images. The leak confirms most of the rumors surrounding the design of the iPhone that have been circulating online.
Japanese magazine Mac Fan has published an alleged schematics of the 5.5-inch iPhone. The leak details the design of the iPhone 7 Pro, which is reportedly the new flagship of the iPhone 7 generation. The iPhone 7 Pro is said to release with the regular iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
The leaked schematics confirms Apple will do away with the headphone jack. However, contrary to what previous rumors claim, there isn't any second speaker and the iPhone won't be getting any slimmer. The iPhone 7 Pro will be as thick as the iPhone 6S Plus (7.3 mm) and thicker than the iPhone 6 by 0.4 mm. more >>
Christian mission trips can be of great benefit for all involved, the Rev. Billy Graham writes.
Graham, a 97-year-old Baptist minister, wrote in a post for the Kansas City Star that parents should encourage their children to partake in international mission trips, as they are extremely beneficial for those giving and receiving the charitable services.
Mission trips can be one of the most "memorable and significant things" a Christian does, Graham contends. more >>
South Korean tech giant LG has finally released the full details of one of its devices under the X series of phones. After the release of the LG X Screen, the spotlight is now turned to the LG Cam X. According to a report by The Mobile Indian, the details of the said device is now officially listed in LG's U.K. website.
It will be sporting a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS In-Cell Touch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Phones Review also noted that the device will be equipped under the hodd with an octa-core chip that runs at 1.14GHz paired with 2 GB of RAM. It will have a native storage of 16 GB but there is no information available yet on whether there will be a microSD card slot or not. However, other sources say that it is expandable up to 2 TB.
The device will be pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and will have a battery capacity of 2,520mAh. As for its highlight feature, GSM Arena detailed that the camera of the handset is almost similar to the dual camera system featured by LG in their LG G5 which was released on Mobile World Congress 2016. The LG Cam X will carry a 13-megapixel 78° and one 5-megapixel 120° camera. It's just a notch lower to LG G5's 16MP 78° and 8MP 135° dual camera setup. Meanwhile, on the front is an 8-megapixel camera. more >>
This is perhaps the best news to come out this year for Minecraft fanatics: finally, virtual reality is getting integrated into the highly addictive game and its players can now enjoy a fully immersive gaming experience in what is marketed as "Minecraft: Gear VR Edition" exclusively designed for Samsung's VR headset.
The announcement was made in a blog post from Oculus, saying that the virtual reality edition, as usual, will allow players to be able to build, explore, and battle mobs, as well as do so many other different things. But this time, the game is taking it to a new level by giving players the chance to become part of the action, and that is what VR is essentially trying to accomplish across all gaming platforms, although the Minecraft version is still limited to the Gear by Samsung.
John Carmack, CEO of Oculus, expressed his views about their company's latest innovation: more >>
Over the past days, "Doctor Strange" has been under fire for casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and recently, Marvel has responded to the allegations that the award-winning actress' casting is "whitewashed."
In a statement to Mashable, Marvel Studios said, "The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic."
According to Slash Film, Swinton herself made a statement about the decision to have her play the role. She said her script does not suggest that she should depict an Asian man so she never questioned the task at hand. She believes that all of the questions racing through a fan's mind should be answered once the movie launches. more >>