Science


Amazon Alexa headed to PCs this year, challenges Cortana
- January 13, 2018

Amazon is set to use CES 2018 to deliver commercial grade augmented-reality glasses with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built in. The glasses will be available starting sometime during the second quarter, priced at $1,000. And with the recent reveal of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, Amazon is clearly aiming to get Alexa into more wearable and portable devices beyond smartphones. (more...)
Stocks you Must See: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN), Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Stocks you Must See: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN), Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)
- January 13, 2018

Citrix Sys Inc now has $13.57 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.69% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.3. The company's outstanding shares are 149.39 Million. There has been an observed change of -8.81% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Bluecrest Mgmt owns 31,291 shares. 587,411 were accumulated by Canada Pension Plan Invest Board. (more...)
Future Mars colonists may tap exposed ICE CLIFFS for water Future Mars colonists may tap exposed ICE CLIFFS for water
- January 13, 2018

In that time, it has provided us with the most detailed maps of Mars we have yet, as well as revealing the composition of the surface features, including finding deposits of clay, gypsum and other minerals. One of the co-authors of the study, planetary scientist Shane Byrne, said: "Here we have what we think is nearly pure water ice buried just below the surface". (more...)
Trump Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS Over Dossier Trump Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS Over Dossier
- January 13, 2018

Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith used a New York Times opinion column to defend his decision - exactly a year ago - to publish the Steele dossier in the public interest. "The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice", Feinstein said in a statement. (more...)
Microsoft Edge for Android updated with improved support for Oreo, more Microsoft Edge for Android updated with improved support for Oreo, more
- January 13, 2018

The reason is attributed to the serious performance issues after the installation of the Oreo update. The rollout of 8.0 will resume “in next couple of weeks”, Mi India confirmed on social media. Xiaomi posted this on the Mi Community, "We just dropped an Android Oreo update for Mi A1 a few days back". It offers a variety of high-end technical features which you might have never seen before on any other smartphones till date. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered Announced!
- January 13, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered will support an upscaled 4K resolution and 60fps, though only on PS4 Pro , Xbox One X , and PC. Why all the resolution talk? The reveal trailer doesn't actually reveal much - just the main character kindling a fire - but Nintendo provided a few more details in an accompanying press release. (more...)
Olympic torch bearers wish SA team well Olympic torch bearers wish SA team well
- January 13, 2018

This undated file photo provided by South Korean figure skater Kim Kyu-eun shows figure skaters from South and North Korea together. In April 2017, South Korea allowed the North Korean team to travel to the South for the Women's World Championships in ice hockey. (more...)
INFN) — Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ
- January 13, 2018

Infinera Corporation Underpriced by 69 .49% . By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 3.52%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 4.15%. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 6 by M Partners. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold" on Friday, August 4. On Tuesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". (more...)
News Feed changes trigger 4% fall in Facebook shares News Feed changes trigger 4% fall in Facebook shares
- January 13, 2018

News , brand and video content has "exploded" in recent years, "crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other", said Zuckerberg. It's not our choice; rather, Facebook is changing its algorithms to show users more posts from people they know, and fewer from companies, brands and news outlets. (more...)
Fly Through Sparkling Orion Nebula in a New 3-D Visualization Fly Through Sparkling Orion Nebula in a New 3-D Visualization
- January 13, 2018

The immersive video is an experience to be savored. The 3D fly-through also helps in elucidating the universe for the public by adding structure and depth to the handsome images, all of which makes for an inspiring and educating experience. (more...)
Contracts for consensual one night stands? There's an app for that Contracts for consensual one night stands? There's an app for that
- January 13, 2018

These things can include whether or not you approve of photos or videos being made, using condoms, BDSM and guarantee of being free of STD. While we think it's a great idea, we can understand why people will still be a little hesitant and insecure to bring the phone app into the bedroom. (more...)
Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Slated to Arrive in Japan for PS4 Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Slated to Arrive in Japan for PS4
- January 13, 2018

It's also headed for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , and PC. The notoriously demanding game that first challenged players to explore and master its risky world in 2011 will come to a Nintendo system for the first time on May 25, 2018. At this point, developer From Software's Dark Souls doesn't need much explaining. And that's what makes it so riveting. The first Dark Souls game turns seven this year and we're already getting a remastered edition. (more...)
18 new species of spiders that look like pelicans 18 new species of spiders that look like pelicans
- January 13, 2018

Entomologist Hannah Wood, who authored the paper about the discovery in the journal Zookeys , said on Thursday that about 18 new species of pelican spiders, or Eriauchenius workmani, had been found in Madagascar . Also known as "assassin spiders", pelican spiders mostly follow their prey at night and perform the attack with the part of the mouth with fangs. The Pelican spiders are spiders that eat other spiders . (more...)
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope data used to discover Multi-Planet System NASA's Kepler Space Telescope data used to discover Multi-Planet System
- January 13, 2018

After the discovery was announced on Stargazing Live , Christiansen and her colleagues continued to study and characterize the system, dubbed K2-138. According to Nasa, a new batch of 2017 Kepler data was recently uploaded to the Exoplanets Explorers. "People anywhere can log on and learn what real signals from exoplanets look like, and then look through actual data collected from the Kepler telescope to vote on whether or not to classify a given signal as a transit, or just noise", said ... (more...)
Fusion GPS founder testified Trump associate went to Federal Bureau of Investigation over Russian Federation concerns
- January 13, 2018

Feinstein for her courage. "Her action undermines the integrity of the committee's oversight work and jeopardizes its ability to secure candid voluntary testimony", said Grassley spokesman Taylor Foy. Dianne Feinstein , the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee , on Wednesday. That has angered Democrats, who say those probes are distractions from the Russian Federation investigations. (more...)
The 2018 VW Passat GT Isn't More Powerful, But It Looks Neat The 2018 VW Passat GT Isn't More Powerful, But It Looks Neat
- January 13, 2018

The Passat GT will hit dealerships in the USA as part of a limited-run special model based off the R-Line trim. A rear spoiler and darkened tail lights complete the look. On the inside, the GT features piano black center console and vent trim, carbon fiber optic décor, black headliner, and aluminum GT-badged sills. It's mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddle shifters. (more...)
Epic teases upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale changes in a new developer video Epic teases upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale changes in a new developer video
- January 13, 2018

The quick two-minute development update goes over some high level changes you can expect to see when the Fortnite update goes live, with much more detailed patch notes expected to come sometime next week. However, the update coming next week will contain one of the largest changes to the game yet, bringing with it a revamped map containing numerous new locations for players to drop in for their bout of looting and scooting. (more...)
Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches
- January 13, 2018

It closes today's blog post by stating its belief that Reptoline is currently the best solution for patching against Variant 2, so hopefully now that Google has made it available to its industry partners , we'll see wide-scale roll out. The cause of the issue is now unknown, but Intel has revealed it's working around the clock to assemble and distribute a patch - though there's no telling how long it will take to arrive. (more...)
Traders Buy Constellation Brands (STZ) on Weakness
- January 13, 2018

Westfield Cap Mngmt Company LP has 1.31% invested in Constellation Brands, Inc . The stock decreased 0.55% or $1.1975 during the last trading session, reaching $217.8525. Lambuth John sold $213,258 worth of stock or 2,136 shares. Banque Pictet Cie Sa invested 0.01% in Constellation Brands, Inc . 12,517 shares were sold by Hackett William F., worth $2.47M. (more...)
YouTube puts Logan Paul projects on hold after…
- January 13, 2018

In his recent trip to Japan, he featured an iconic place that was infamously known for being a popular suicide spot. In the video, Paul and his friends see a man's hanging body from a tree. "We believe this requires a new approach to advertising on YouTube, carefully considering which channels and videos are eligible for advertising". (more...)
Local MP refused new job offer from Theresa May Local MP refused new job offer from Theresa May
- January 13, 2018

Ms Greening was succeeded as Education Secretary by Damian Hinds , who was promoted from being a junior work and pensions minister. A desire to maintain that equilibrium partly explains why the two men remained in their posts, despite criticism of Johnson's performance as foreign secretary and calls from hard-line exit supporters for Hammond to be fired. (more...)
Detective Pikachu lands on the Nintendo eShop and at retail in March Detective Pikachu lands on the Nintendo eShop and at retail in March
- January 13, 2018

Nintendo has also announced a North American release for the Pikachu New Nintendo 2DS XL (it was previously released in Japan and Europe). Playing as the young Tim Goodman, you'll partner up with gruff, battle hardened Pikachu as you investigate the disappearance of Tim's father. (more...)
Patriots vs. Titans: 3 keys to the game, fun facts, prediction Patriots vs. Titans: 3 keys to the game, fun facts, prediction
- January 13, 2018

But now that I've got Titans fans all excited, allow me to disappoint you. The team relied on Dion Lewis and the ground game. Without Wentz, the Eagles' hitherto explosive offense sputtered, with back-up quarterback Nick Foles featuring in a nervy 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders before missing most of a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. (more...)
Destiny 2 Xur Location and Inventory Guide for January 12 Destiny 2 Xur Location and Inventory Guide for January 12
- January 13, 2018

It's been a while since Xur has offered anything truly exciting in Destiny 2 . Xur is back for another week of exotic selling. All three of the exotic armor pieces are new exotics introduced (or re-introduced from Destiny 1 ) to Destiny 2 with the launch of the Curse of the Osiris DLC. (more...)
India launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite, 29 others India launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite, 29 others
- January 13, 2018

India today reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft, including weather observation Cartosat 2 Series satellite onboard the Polar rocket from here.This was PSLVs longest-ever mission. (more...)
KFC is accepting Bitcoin for fried chicken in this country KFC is accepting Bitcoin for fried chicken in this country
- January 13, 2018

KFC Canada officially introduced this Bitcoin Bucket saying, Welcome to 2018 Canada! While it's possible that the company truly believes in the potential of the currency , an option for users to spend Bitcoin at KFC is probably more of a marketing stunt than it is an act of embracing this fledgling form of payment. (more...)
Ford to partner with Postmates on self-driving deliveries Ford to partner with Postmates on self-driving deliveries
- January 13, 2018

The news was unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The goal is to make self-driving cars a regular part of Postmates' operations. The idea is that Ford will eventually launch and operate its fleet of autonomous vehicles, and that partners including those listed above will be able to essentially plug into the fleet and use it as they would their current delivery drivers and vehicles, with communications protocols and intelligent dispatch built into Ford's vehicle management system. (more...)
First Allied Advisory Services Inc. Lowers Holdings in Emerson Electric Company (EMR)
- January 13, 2018

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ) Stake Lowered by First Republic Investment Management Inc." was originally reported by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. Df Dent accumulated 12,659 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Emerson Electric Co . has a quick ratio of 1.3 measuring its ability to meet its short term obligations with its most liquid assets. (more...)
Facebook Inc Q3 2017 Institutional Investor Sentiment Better Than Expected
- January 13, 2018

Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,470 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $222,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Hartford Financial Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Facebook by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.38M shares. (more...)
Bears name Helfrich as OC, add Tabor, London to staff Bears name Helfrich as OC, add Tabor, London to staff
- January 13, 2018

Fangio was one of six candidates the Bears interviewed for their head coaching vacancy. The 59-year-old coach was being pursued by other teams, including the Green Bay Packers , for their defensive coordinator positions, but those opportunities seemed to dry up, so Fangio's return to Chicago seemed likely. (more...)