Science


Massive dead zones forming in the ocean Massive dead zones forming in the ocean
- January 05, 2018

The new study represents the most comprehensive view yet of ocean oxygen depletion, and was published by scientists from GO2NE ( Global Ocean Oxygen Network ), a United Nations working group which investigates the impact of oxygen loss from the oceans. (more...)
Google's Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination Hits Pre-school Teachers, Too Google's Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination Hits Pre-school Teachers, Too
- January 05, 2018

Former employee Heidi Lamar alleged in a complaint that Google employed roughly 147 women and three men as preschool teachers in its childcare center - but that two of those men were given higher starting salaries than almost all of the women teachers, the paper said. (more...)
Tiger-Disha's 'Baaghi 2' to release on March 30 Tiger-Disha's 'Baaghi 2' to release on March 30
- January 05, 2018

In the poster which was released earlier in May past year, Tiger is seen flaunting his chiselled bareback and a gun in his hands, speaking volumes about his daredevil act in the Ahmed Khan directorial. Our Hero, Tiger Shroff , took to Twitter to share the news . However, a leaked video , which is going viral online, sees Tiger and Disha exchanging garlands (Jaimalas) in Goa and this has led to speculations that the duo would have secretly married. (more...)
Hyundai, VW ink deals with USA autonomous vehicle firm Hyundai, VW ink deals with USA autonomous vehicle firm
- January 05, 2018

The partnership of Volkswagen and Aurora will bring self-driving electric vehicles to cities as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) fleets. Pittsburgh, home to Carnegie Mellon University, has always been the epicentre of robotics research and Aurora has a sizeable office there. (more...)
I was made to feel like an outcast, says Akshay Kumar I was made to feel like an outcast, says Akshay Kumar
- January 05, 2018

Other than these, Akki's kitty is brimming with projects such as Gold, 2.0, and two films that are yet to go on the floors - Land of Lungi and Housefull 4. After campaigning for toilets Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is now gunning to popularise the use of sanitary pads. News was out last year in October that the film had been shelved, but it looks like the film will continue with its release slated next year in March. (more...)
Jane Street Group LLC Raises Holdings in First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC)
- January 05, 2018

Jane Street Group LLC owned approximately 0.11% of First Data worth $18,271,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. The PEG ratio shows us that, when compare to the beer company, the always-popular tech company doesn't have the growth rate to justify its higher P/E, and its stock price appears overvalued. (more...)
Apple Releases Mitigations to Meltdown for iOS, macOS, and tvOS
- January 05, 2018

The company's full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre, is below: Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. Researchers at Google's Project Zero and academic institutions including the Graz University of Technology in Austria discovered the problem past year and disclosed it Wednesday. (more...)
What Is Thundersnow? Winter Storm Grayson Causes Rare Weather Phenomenon What Is Thundersnow? Winter Storm Grayson Causes Rare Weather Phenomenon
- January 05, 2018

More than 3,000 airline flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled ahead of the storm's arrival on Thursday , according to tracking service FlightAware .com. As a result, transit officials have closed a number of the city's Blue Line stops, including near the New England Aquarium, where a reported four feet of water have accumulated, and the Boston Fire Department has performed some dramatic rescues, as pictured below. (more...)
Monster Hunter World's Meat Shack to provide FREE BBQ for fans Monster Hunter World's Meat Shack to provide FREE BBQ for fans
- January 05, 2018

For more details head to Eventbrite . From Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th of January at London's Flat Iron Square the Monster Hunter Meat Shack will be serving massive burgers and platters of meaty goodness, totally free, to celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter : World on January 26th. (more...)
Nintendo Switch's big sales; pay-what-you-like cafe closes; Ripple riches
- January 05, 2018

Their latest milestone shatters the previous record held by their Wii console which moved 4 million units in the same time period upon its release. The Wii went on to become a smash hit for Nintendo , only for the Japanese gaming giant to then hobble itself with the Wii U which effectively tanked and put the company's future at risk. (more...)
Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace
- January 05, 2018

Other platforms and a release date outside of Japan have yet to be confirmed, but considering the popularity of Burnout Paradise , they're likely on the horizon. " Burnout Paradise HD Remaster" (a tentative title) will seemingly be released for PS4 in Japan on March 16 - which hopefully means we'll be getting it worldwide too. (more...)
SpaceX to kick off new year with government launch SpaceX to kick off new year with government launch
- January 05, 2018

The rocket was rolled out on December 28, 2017 and raised vertical on the launch pad. Friday's launch will also include an attempt to land the first stage of the two-stage Falcon 9 , which will come back to Landing Zone 1, a SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station right next to KSC. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 renders leaked online Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 renders leaked online
- January 05, 2018

Previous rumors have indicated that Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (H4233) will receive a screen diagonal of six inches and an aspect ratio of 16: 9 (1080p), Snapdragon SoC 630, 4 GB of RAM and 64 flash. The top and bottom speakers out front are also visible as are the volume controls plus the power button on the right, Sony may have skipped the fingerprint sensor, which was earlier seen on the power button. (more...)
Alaskan 'Sunrise' Girl DNA Helps Show How Humans Populated Americas Alaskan 'Sunrise' Girl DNA Helps Show How Humans Populated Americas
- January 05, 2018

Either two separate groups of people crossed the land bridge into the Americas over 15,000 years ago, or one group crossed, and then split into two entirely independent populations. "The DNA from Xach'itee'aanenh T'eede Gaay has provided an unprecedented window into the history of her people", he said. According to the team's timeline, the ancestral population first emerged as a separate group around 36,000 years ago, probably somewhere in northeast Asia. (more...)
Rare total lunar eclipse to take place in January — Blue Moon Rare total lunar eclipse to take place in January — Blue Moon
- January 05, 2018

The second full moon of the winter season traditionally is called the Snow Moon. January 31st 2018 is definitely going to be a very special night for the moon as a rare combination of three celestial events, occurring only once every 150 years is about to take place. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Preview Review
- January 05, 2018

The report states that LawBreakers' poor sales were due to the game being released around the same time as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . "And also, regarding impairment loss for LawBreakers , this is everything, so we will not be accruing any other impairment loss pertaining to LawBreakers in the future". (more...)
Microsoft Ends Windows 10 Kinect Adaptor Production Microsoft Ends Windows 10 Kinect Adaptor Production
- January 05, 2018

After Microsoft announced late previous year that it would no longer be manufacturing Kinect cameras, we thought the accessory couldn't get any more dead. The adapter was on sale after that, but it's been out of stock at most retailers (including the Microsoft Store) for several months. Since the Kinect was a dying breed, Microsoft re-released some newer Kinect games such as Disneyland Adventures, Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure and Zoo Tycoon for the Xbox One X that could be ... (more...)
Coral reefs around globe being pummelled by climate change Coral reefs around globe being pummelled by climate change
- January 05, 2018

Some coral researchers have said that in addition to pressing for more action on climate change, policy makers need to buy time for reefs by swiftly reducing other stresses such as pollution, and enhancing protections for refuge areas where corals have a chance of holding out longest as temperatures warm. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features
- January 05, 2018

The new Nokia cell phone is the successor to the most recent year's Nokia 6 and is appearing in China . But there's some good news, it seems that the phone will still have narrow bezels. Moreover, it supports Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, and rocks a USB Type-C port on the bottom. Let us know if you plan to buy one. Specs is a department that has completely changed with the new generation. (more...)
Samsung unveils Exynos 9810 with facial recognition and more Samsung unveils Exynos 9810 with facial recognition and more
- January 05, 2018

Samsung says the chip is already in production so it's a safe bet it'll show up in the Galaxy S9 smartphone. If that sounds awfully familiar, then you're not wrong, as it's pretty much describing the Face ID and Animoji features you'll find on Apple's latest top smartphone. (more...)
Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple Music this year Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple Music this year
- January 05, 2018

Under Iovine's leadership, Apple Music has witnessed strong growth. His departure will reportedly coincide with the full vesting of his Apple shares . Jimmy Iovine's tenure at Apple may come to an end this summer. He pitched the concept of a subscription music service to the late Steve Jobs in 2003. (more...)
Supermoon may put a damper on this week's meteor shower Supermoon may put a damper on this week's meteor shower
- January 03, 2018

Much like December's Geminid meteors, an asteroid is thought to cause this meteor shower. You'll still be able to see them in any part of the sky. Of the two planets, Jupiter is the brightest at -1.8 magnitude, as the reddish Mars is at 1.5 magnitude (dim.) By next week they start to break apart, and the moon - in a waning crescent phase - joins them January 11. (more...)
New 2018 Mercedes A-Class TEASE continues with winter testing video New 2018 Mercedes A-Class TEASE continues with winter testing video
- January 03, 2018

The 2018 Mercedes A-Class will be revealed early in the New Year, and Mercedes continue the tease with a video showing the new A-Class winter testing. The new G-Class will also have a longer wheelbase which will give it just a whole lot more room for more comfortable seating and of course, a larger boot. (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish Mondelez International, Inc
- January 03, 2018

Deutsche Bank initiated it with "Hold" rating and $49 target in Wednesday, February 15 report. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Everything you need to know Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Everything you need to know
- January 02, 2018

The first is the presence of a dual camera on the Galaxy S9 +, which is a new (and overdue) addition in this year's iteration. Android Oreo 8.0 software upgrade, bezel-less smartphones and dual back camera lenses were the major highlights of 2017. (more...)
GE Expands Its Alexa-Enabled Smart Lighting Portfolio GE Expands Its Alexa-Enabled Smart Lighting Portfolio
- January 02, 2018

Now, GE is releasing a slew of other devices, that are compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant . The light supports voice controls and feedback, so you can talk to it to control smart home gadgets and get answers from your assistant of choice. (more...)
Amazon shipped over 5 billion items with Prime in 2017 Amazon shipped over 5 billion items with Prime in 2017
- January 02, 2018

Another top seller is an item that has lately become synonymous with Amazon Prime: The Instant Pot . You can check out more of Amazon Prime's 2017 year in review over here. But the company still has not revealed just how many members use the subscription services. A third-party estimate from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, released a few months ago , said that 63 percent of Amazon customers are now Prime members, and that Prime had grown to 90 million U.S. (more...)
United Kingdom pricing revealed for new 2018 Nissan Leaf United Kingdom pricing revealed for new 2018 Nissan Leaf
- January 02, 2018

A special edition 2.Zero trim level - limited to a production run of 1,500 vehicles - will be available at the launch of the new Leaf priced from £26,490 or from £339 a month on a three year/10,000 mile PCP with a £5,138 deposit. Not yet. It's not that we don't like the Leaf or appreciate its strengths; it's just not for us. Due to feedback that the old Leaf's distinctive style wasn't popular with some buyers, Nissan has given the latest model a substantial makeover that echoes the new ... (more...)
Prudential Financial Inc. Buys 20691 Shares of Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)
- January 02, 2018

The stock increased 2.51% or $43.58 during the last trading session, reaching $1781.32. About 878,452 shares traded. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has risen 5.69% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. Peoples Finance Svcs holds 10 shares. Therefore 77% are positive. Barnes Group had 22 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
These are Steam's best games of 2017 These are Steam's best games of 2017
- January 02, 2018

This week, Valve published its list of the top 100 selling games on Steam over the a year ago, featuring some new additions as well as some older releases. If, by chance, you received a VR headset during the holidays, you might want to take a look at Steam's most popular VR games for the year. The full list is 100 games strong and can be viewed over on the Steam website , but if that's a click too far you can check out which titles went platinum and gold by glancing below. (more...)