Is there life on Titan?

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and, hands down, one of the most intriguing moons of our solar system, has just become all the more fascinating.  A recent paper has announced the discovery of acrylonitrile (more commonly known as Vinyl Cyanide) in Titan’s atmosphere. This molecule is a vital component for cell formation, therefore its presence is a strong indicator that life could well exist in one of Titan’s many lakes and seas.

After scouring through archival data collected in 2014 by ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array), a set of 66 radio telescopes situated in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, astronomers detected the three strongest rotational lines of C2H3CN – i.e. the unique electromagnetic fingerprint of vinyl cyanide.

Vinyl cyanide: why is it needed for life on Titan?

Vinyl cyanide is hypothesised to join together to form a cell membrane, the outer layer of a cell that creates a tiny enclosed environment. It’s in here that it allows biochemical reactions to take place within the cell as well [...]  read more

The best PC World Black Friday deals 2017

Always one of the first names that comes to mind for buying tech on the high street, PC World (now a subsidiary of Currys) is also one of the first places you should turn to come Black Friday. To save you time running up and down the aisles (physical or virtual), we’ve collected the best PC World Black Friday 2017 deals together in one place for you.

The usual Black Friday rules apply – top tech at low prices – and for PC World that means big savings on laptop computers, desktop computers, tablets, software, printers, computing accessories and more besides. Whatever part of your gadget life needs upgrading, you should be able to find something to suit at PC World over Black Friday.

PC World prices are usually some of the lowest around anyway so on Black Friday 2017 they represent even more of a bargain. Whether it’s hefty discounts across a whole range of products or special, time-limited deals on certain bits of gear, we’ll list all the important offers you [...]  read more

Samsung could unveil a Gear Fit Pro 2 alongside the Note 8

All eyes are on the next super-sized smartphone that Samsung’s planning to unveil, but we may well see a new fitness tracker device alongside it later this month – reference to an as-yet-unannounced device called the Gear Fit Pro 2 has appeared on Samsung’s website.

A successor to the Gear Fit 2 then? The addition of a “Pro” label rather than an extra number suggests this is going to be a minor upgrade rather than a major overhaul, though there should be some bells and whistles to attract buyers. Samsung’s naming schemes for its wearables haven’t often made sense and it’s obviously not going to start now.

The reference, on a blank support page, was spotted by SamMobile, but that’s about all we know about what’s coming. There’s a good chance the wearable could launch alongside the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, or maybe at the IFA event at the start of September.

Fitness first

This looks to be different to the [...]  read more

Amazon Great Indian Sale: best deals and offers on electronics, phones, and more

Welcome to Amazon Great Indian Sale on TechRadar. The sale is in full swing and we are filtering  all of the best Amazon Great Indian Sale deals throughout the three day event. It not just takes away the hassle of hunting for the best deals, but also save your time to know if the products are worth the cash or not.

After holding a successful Prime Day in India, Amazon is all geared up to set new records with its yearly sale dedicated to consumers inside Indian border. 

 Deals on Apple phones

Here find our selection of the hottest smartphone deals:

Apple iPhone 7 32GB at Rs 42,999 @ Amazon (save Rs 13,201)

The 32GB variant of the iPhone 7 will be available for Rs. 42,999 compared to its regular price of Rs. 56,200. This means that if you buy the device during the sale, you can save Rs. 12,201. The iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. The device come with Apple [...]  read more

Here’s what you should be watching, playing and listening to this weekend

The weekend is a wondrous time, full of unlimited potential and infinite possibilities. It’s the time to explore the world and, when it comes time to settle in for the night, binge out on the best movies, shows, music and games you might’ve missed while working this week.

But what, exactly, should you binge on? 

Welcome back to another installment of Off the Radar, a column where we uncover the best shows, movies, music and games you should be checking out with your two and a half days of respite.

Here’s how it works: Week after week, I test a TON of products – everything from fantastic-sounding headphones and Bluetooth speakers, to the latest and greatest TVs and video game consoles. While I’m writing these reviews I consume a lot of content. (I know, I know, it’s a hard job but someone has to do it.) And rather than hoard all those great shows/movies/music/games, I want to share all those recommendations with you. 

This week I spent ample time with TCL’s brilliant budget [...]  read more

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