Science


Secret US spy satellite may be lost in space after SpaceX launch Secret US spy satellite may be lost in space after SpaceX launch
- January 10, 2018

However, rumors continue to suggest that the Zuma mission itself has possibly failed. Some media reports , citing anonymous government officials, have reported that the Northrop Grumman-built Zuma spacecraft may have failed after it launched into orbit. (more...)
Anker's Bluetooth charger brings Alexa to your modern auto Anker's Bluetooth charger brings Alexa to your modern auto
- January 10, 2018

As for pricing, the Anker Roav Viva is priced at $50 which makes it more affordable than some of the alternatives out there. The Viva'a microphones are created to isolate voices, filter out background noise, and eliminate echoes that inherently come with ambient auto noise to make sure Alexa doesn't misinterpret its user. (more...)
Buhari, Osinbajo Storm Abia For APC Mega Rally Buhari, Osinbajo Storm Abia For APC Mega Rally
- January 10, 2018

UMUAHIA-UMUAHIA, the capital of Abia State was locked down yesterday, when it hosted what the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC , called a mega rally at the Umuahia Stadium, during which the South East Zone of the party endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to run for 2019 elections. (more...)
Samsung to unite IoT apps over SmartThings cloud platform Samsung to unite IoT apps over SmartThings cloud platform
- January 10, 2018

Samsung also announced its SmartThings app would be added to its Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches, again to enable control of smart appliances. Samsung is set to launch the Family Hub in select markets later this year and while there's no word on pricing, we think it's safe to say it'll follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, by retailing for north of £1000. (more...)
Polk's new sound bar swallowed an Echo Dot at CES 2018 Polk's new sound bar swallowed an Echo Dot at CES 2018
- January 10, 2018

Polk Audio is teaming up with Amazon to sell the first voice-controlled sound bar with built-in Alexa voice technology. The new Command Bar is being touted as the "new heart of the home theater", and it's not hard to see why. It can even read books from audible. And, in a nice final touch, the included remote features an Alexa action button that, when pressed, briefly lowers the volume level of the soundbar, letting your voice command be heard clearly and activated from a distance - ... (more...)
Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs
- January 10, 2018

Shares of Intel slipped on the news . AMD shares have gained almost 20 percent in the last week as investors speculated that the chipmaker could wrest market share from Intel, whose chips were most exposed to the security flaws. Flaws in how modern CPUs operate have sent computer makers scrambling to issue fixes. The update notes security improvements for a number of areas within the operating system, leading to suspicions that this patch is aimed at the Meltdown and Spectre ... (more...)
Electronic Arts (EA) Stock Rating Upgraded by BMO Capital Markets
- January 10, 2018

UDR Inc had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 26 by Wedbush. (NYSE:UDR) has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by BMO Capital Markets. Symphony Asset Ltd has 0.49% invested in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). 4.23 million were accumulated by Lone Pine Capital Limited Liability Company. (more...)
CoinMarketCap Cuts South Korean Exchanges Without Warning, Panic Selling Ensues CoinMarketCap Cuts South Korean Exchanges Without Warning, Panic Selling Ensues
- January 10, 2018

Bitcoin prices had plunged on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track. (more...)
AMD to unveil faster processors, graphics chips in 2018 AMD to unveil faster processors, graphics chips in 2018
- January 10, 2018

Q2 sees the second gen Zen cores meaning 12nm shrinks along with Ryzen Pro 1st gen 14nm mobile APUs. Just as a fun fact, if you're trying to picture how tiny 12nm is, a typical human hair is around 7000nm thick. These primarily target ultraportable laptops with 15W TDP, packing up to 4-cores/8-threads and 10 Vega CUs. If you are aiming to put together an all-in-one solution that can play some Overwatch on a rainy Sunday morning, the upcoming Ryzen APU series will be priced at $169 ... (more...)
Ozone Layer Depleting at Slower Rate, Says NASA Ozone Layer Depleting at Slower Rate, Says NASA
- January 10, 2018

According to NASA , chlorine levels declined by 0.8 per cent each year between 2005 and 2016. The study represents the first time measurements of the chemical composition inside the ozone hole were used to confirm both that the ozone depletion is decreasing and the decrease is caused by the decline in CFCs. (more...)
SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on first flight of year SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on first flight of year
- January 10, 2018

The company has said it plans about 30 missions in 2018 after completing a record 18 a year ago. Citing government and industry officials who were briefed on the mission, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night that the satellite did not separate as intended after the firing of the rocket's second stage. (more...)
Watch LG's New Voice Assistant Completely Ignore a Company VP at CES Watch LG's New Voice Assistant Completely Ignore a Company VP at CES
- January 10, 2018

In addition to announcing smart home appliances at the press conference such as the LG Styler, a de-wrinkling closet-like device that steams your clothes, and the LG ThinkQ Sidekick washer and dryer, LG solidified its footing in the robot market by debuting three other concept robots for commercial uses at restaurants, airports, and hotels. (more...)
Hodges Capital Management Inc. Takes Position in Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
- January 10, 2018

The stock increased 1.05% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $48.98. About 4.55M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 15th. Alley Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.07% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 60,703 shares. Cibc Bankshares Usa invested in 36,478 shares or 0.23% of the stock. (more...)
Price T Rowe Associates INC Upped Its Unitedhealth Group INC (UNH) Stake
- January 10, 2018

The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $224.76 on volume of 2.73 million shares. Shares of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) have seen a movement of -1.74% in the most recent session. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Wednesday, March 1 with "Buy". Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $20.19 million activity. (more...)
Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League
- January 09, 2018

With the exception of China, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League regular-season, playoffs, and championship matches, with streams in English , Korean , and French . Activision sold franchises in the league for $20 million to a who's who of the traditional sports world, including Los Angeles Rams owner Stanley Kroenke and the New England Patriots' Robert Kraft. (more...)
Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream Hands-on with the Lenovo Mirage Solo and Camera with Daydream
- January 09, 2018

It'll be available from Q2 this year for an RRP of $449.99 (around £332 at today's exchange rate, but we're waiting for official United Kingdom pricing). The big benefit to the Mirage Solo is that you get six degrees of freedom - meaning that you can move up, down, forward, backward, left, or right - without being tethered to something. (more...)
Nokia Mobile Week: Amazon India offers Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Discounts Nokia Mobile Week: Amazon India offers Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Discounts
- January 09, 2018

The offer is valid across Amazon India website as well as Amazon app. The ICICI Bank discount is valid even if the phone is bought in an exchange, but only if the amount to be paid is greater than Rs 10,000 even after applying the exchange value. (more...)
Stunning Pictures of Dazzling Jupiter's Clouds Captured by NASA's Juno Spacecraft Stunning Pictures of Dazzling Jupiter's Clouds Captured by NASA's Juno Spacecraft
- January 09, 2018

Similar to other photos of the planet-which can understandably be mistaken for an oil painting-the new photo shows once again just how mesmerizing Jupiter really is. "Jupiter is a ball of gas and all we will see are clouds", Hansen explained . Juno probe regularly sends incredible photos of the largest planet of the solar system, but the recent pictures reveal how hostile the atmosphere of a planet can be. (more...)
Samsung Flip Digital Flip Chart Revealed At CES Samsung Flip Digital Flip Chart Revealed At CES
- January 09, 2018

Powered by Tizen, the enterprise-focused meeting room device is created to promote more collaborative digital engagement and expands opportunities to generate ideas while maintaining the familiar feel of traditional writing. When you log back in, you can download and share the content through email, save it to a USB or external hard drive - or you can even print it, if you're old school. (more...)
Japanese astronaut concerned after growing 9 centimeters in space Japanese astronaut concerned after growing 9 centimeters in space
- January 09, 2018

Lt Kanai tweeted: "Good morning, everybody". Today, I have a major announcement. A Japanese astronaut , now on a mission in space, fears that his sudden growth spurt might affect his chances to return to Earth. 41-year-old Kanai is a qualified doctor, having earned his medical degree in 2002. The Soyuz spacecraft which takes the astronauts from and to Earth has a limit on seating height. (more...)
NASA's most experienced astronaut, John Young, dies at age 87 NASA's most experienced astronaut, John Young, dies at age 87
- January 09, 2018

It was the beginning of his 42-year career at NASA . "But the thing that really made him a true legend was in 1981 when he commanded the very first space shuttle mission". "Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer", Nasa administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement . "While we are saddened by his loss, we also celebrate the achievements of an astronaut who walked on the moon and commanded the first Space Shuttle mission. (more...)
Canary releases $99 View indoor security camera with Alexa integration Canary releases $99 View indoor security camera with Alexa integration
- January 09, 2018

But it's now finding itself in a market where it's more expensive than many of its competitors, so it's not surprising to see a cheaper model hit the market. Canary is also announcing further integrations with Amazon Alexa - the new Canary skill for Amazon Alexa will soon be live on the Echo Spot, Echo Show, and compatible Fire TV devices. (more...)
North Korea to send athletes, performers to Winter Olympics
- January 09, 2018

The advent of the talks has kindled hopes in the South Korean government that an agreement on sports can be a gateway into broader discussions about thorny issues such as the North's nuclear program. North Korea responded by saying the two Koreas must try to promote peace and reconciliation through dialogue, he said. The vice unification minister also said the two Koreas have not "explicitly" discussed the issue of resuming the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), which was shuttered in ... (more...)
Sony's new soundbars can virtualize Dolby Atmos sound Sony's new soundbars can virtualize Dolby Atmos sound
- January 09, 2018

This is thanks to the HT-Z9F's "Vertical S" button that will help produce that 3D effect sound. We don't have a price yet for how much the HT-Z9F (or its optional extra speakers) will set you backi n the Middle East but we'll update you as soon as we know. (more...)
You Can Now Download Overwatch League Mobile App for Android and iOS You Can Now Download Overwatch League Mobile App for Android and iOS
- January 09, 2018

According to SportsBusiness , no such deal was in place as of January 3, which has "complicated" sponsorships for the League. A huge number of teams have signed up for the Overwatch Open Division Korea . Teams from both divisions will face off and you can see our early analysis here. Fans can buy skins of their favourite teams with League Tokens. When Does the Overwatch League Start? They're made up predominantly of American teams, although the players come from all over the world. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra's home production begins filming new Marathi project Priyanka Chopra's home production begins filming new Marathi project
- January 09, 2018

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra might be making the country proud internationally with her projects, but her interest in films in India has not changed one bit. Priyanka wrote on Tuesday: "2018 is here and we've hit the ground running with our new Marathi production " Firebrand " directed by the unbelievable Arunaraje Patil, which began filming yesterday. (more...)
Stock Growth in Focus For Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) Stock Growth in Focus For Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR)
- January 09, 2018

North Star Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $908.83 million market cap company. Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT ) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report released on Tuesday. (more...)
Eminem To Headline 2018 Bonnaroo Music Festival (Full Lineup) Eminem To Headline 2018 Bonnaroo Music Festival (Full Lineup)
- January 09, 2018

Constantly looking for ways to enhance the fans' experience onsite, Bonnaroo has several exciting new improvements, both structural and experiential, to announce for the 2018 event. Last year's Bonnaroo featured a similarly heavyweight line-up that featured the likes of U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd. Tickets will be available on Friday, Jan. (more...)
Dylan Farrow Makes Powerful Statement On Woody Allen & Golden Globes Dylan Farrow Makes Powerful Statement On Woody Allen & Golden Globes
- January 09, 2018

Her brother Ronan Farrow was one of the instrumental figures who blew the lid off Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconducts. The majority of Hollywood were showing their allegiance to the Time's Up movement at the Golden Globes last night which was heartening to witness, but Justin Timberlake's solidarity has received an angry backlash on Twitter . (more...)
Intel Reports 'Significant Progress' In Patching Chip Security Flaws Intel Reports 'Significant Progress' In Patching Chip Security Flaws
- January 09, 2018

Researchers say nearly every computing system - desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers - is affected by the Spectre bug. "More specifically, all modern processors capable of keeping many instructions in flight are potentially vulnerable". (more...)