Science


Google Pays Apple Billions Each Year to Stay on the iPhone Google Pays Apple Billions Each Year to Stay on the iPhone
- August 14, 2017

That is triple the amount that Google paid Apple three years ago for the same licensing rights. Being the default search engine on iOS is highly lucrative for Google, with Apple's devices predicted to account for approximately 50% of Google's mobile search revenue. (more...)
Here's What Call of Duty WW2 Lets You Playtest in the Beta Here's What Call of Duty WW2 Lets You Playtest in the Beta
- August 14, 2017

The game itself should still be interesting for sure - the Call of Duty franchise is finally returning to its roots, providing grounded gameplay and stepping away from the sci-fi theme recent games in the franchise have focused on. Each Division is available throughout the playtesting period and you are not locked to any one Division when you make your character. Beta players will start from Soldier Rank 1 and get a taste of the WWII multiplayer experience by "ranking up through a ... (more...)
Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware
- August 14, 2017

He had been in Las Vegas for a cybersecurity convention. It wasn't clear from Monday's brief hearing what that work would be. "He is going to vigorously defend himself against these charges, and when the evidence comes to light, we are confident he will be fully vindicated", she said. (more...)
GoT Just Casually Dropped the Biggest Reveal in the Show's History, NBD
- August 14, 2017

Read on at your own risk. It's then that Gilly learns what an annulment is, and follows it up with this little factoid: Prince "Raggar" had a marriage annulled by High Septon Maynard, and another ceremony was performed in secret. Daenerys seemed to understand this moment was significant, but might not have picked up on the "why". But it doesn't take much to assume this means Rhaegar actually married Lyanna Stark - and didn't just get her pregnant out of wedlock like the show has led us ... (more...)
ZTE Blade Z Max boasts dual rear cameras for only $129 ZTE Blade Z Max boasts dual rear cameras for only $129
- August 14, 2017

What's new here actually sits right above it: this is the latest device to jump on the dual camera bandwagon, sporting a weird combo of a primary 16 MP sensor, and a secondary 2 MP one, though the latter will be used primarily for the obligatory portrait mode. (more...)
Sony offers 15 months of PS Plus for the price of 12 Sony offers 15 months of PS Plus for the price of 12
- August 14, 2017

From the end of this month a year's subscription to PS Plus is going to cost an extra £10 in the United Kingdom, which is not something that went down very well with PlayStation 4 owners when it was announced last month . From 31 August, the monthly United Kingdom price of PlayStation Plus is going up from £5.99 to £6.99, the quarterly price is rising from £14.99 to £19.99, and the new yearly price will be the aforementioned £49.99. (more...)
Reliance Jio has 25% in-active 4G subscribers, TRAI says Reliance Jio has 25% in-active 4G subscribers, TRAI says
- August 14, 2017

Interestingly, BSNL is the third operator in the subscriber addition list, adding almost 1 million new users, followed by Vodafone India and Idea Cellular with a measly 9 lakh customers and 35,000 subscribers respectively. Despite the growth seen by big telcos, small players like Aircel, Tata, Telenor and others saw decline in their subscribers' base, though. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 283.09 million at the end of May 2017 to 288.97 million at the end of June ... (more...)
Game Of Thrones Fans Think They Saw Catelyn Stark's Ghost Haunting Winterfell
- August 14, 2017

With Arya Stark finally returning home to Winterfell during this week's episode The Spoils of War , and hugging it out with Sansa and Bran, she caught up for a chat with Brienne of Tarth, hoping to show off her newly-acquired sword fighting skills. (more...)
Moto X4 official press images surface along with final specs
- August 14, 2017

In terms of specs for the Moto X4, it will have a 5.2 inch Full HD AMOLED display powered by a Snapdragon 660 chip clocked at 2.2 GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. Further, there is small hole beside the home button which acts as a mic. On top, we can find the 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash with an aperture of f/1.7 and also an earpiece. (more...)
NYC Men AirDrop Penis Pics to Women on Subways in Disturbing Trend NYC Men AirDrop Penis Pics to Women on Subways in Disturbing Trend
- August 14, 2017

When Carlson accepted the request to view the message, she was petrified. According to Apple's website , the AirDrop tool allows iPhone users to transfer images and files to others nearby without taking up storage space. No set up required. Serial exhibitionists are likely attracted to using AirDrop to trap victims because of the anonymity. A FURIOUS commuter has spoken out to issue an urgent warning about the perils of "cyber-flashing" - a perverted craze which lets men dump pictures ... (more...)
Lake Mead Recreational Area holding solar eclipse viewing party Lake Mead Recreational Area holding solar eclipse viewing party
- August 14, 2017

And in the, please don't even consider an app like for a moment - Solar Eclipse glasses (99 cents ) says it is handy when stores have run out of solar glasses. "I have personally seen counterfeit glasses from China that have the logo, name, and address of a US manufacturer but that were NOT produced by that manufacturer and are NOT known to be safe". (more...)
Opera Max officially 'discontinued', and pulled from Google Play Store Opera Max officially 'discontinued', and pulled from Google Play Store
- August 14, 2017

In a blog post , misleadingly titled " Upcoming changes of Opera Max " (they've already happened) the company simply said: " Opera has now made a decision to discontinue Opera Max". Users will be informed "in due time" about when the service will be terminated. This move by Opera comes as a big surprise for many. The announcement will come as bad news for anyone who had come to rely on Opera Max to keep their data usage in check, particularly when traveling. (more...)
You can buy Destiny 1 Silver on Steam, though nobody knows why You can buy Destiny 1 Silver on Steam, though nobody knows why
- August 14, 2017

Unfortunately though, this is all likely a mistake. Meanwhile, PC gamers will be able to play Destiny 2 on PC, not via Steam but via Blizzard's game launcher. "The likelihood of this actually being Destiny 1 PC is practically nil, so either it's Destiny 2 and the descriptions and icons are placeholders or an indie dev borrowed Destiny's silver microtransactions for testing", he said. (more...)
Legendary pokémon Mewtwo appeared for the first time to 'Pokémon GO' players Legendary pokémon Mewtwo appeared for the first time to 'Pokémon GO' players
- August 14, 2017

Shiny Pokemon has always been a thing in Pokemon games and now Niantic will also be offering it in their Pokemon Go app. While Pokemon Go hasn't announced plans to roll out Mewtwo to the rest of the world, it's expected that they'll release the new Legendary Pokemon sometime today. (more...)
Amazon offers refunds to customers who may have purchased counterfeit eclipse glasses Amazon offers refunds to customers who may have purchased counterfeit eclipse glasses
- August 14, 2017

Its surface is so bright that if you stare at any portion of it, no matter how small, it produces enough light to permanently damage your retina. Photo caption: It's important to wear specifically designed glasses when looking at the sun during the eclipse. (more...)
World's biggest volcanic cluster discovered in Antarctica World's biggest volcanic cluster discovered in Antarctica
- August 14, 2017

There is no evidence yet on whether the volcanoes are active, but the data should have some implications on current research on seismic monitoring in the region. Some 47 subglacial volcanoes had previously been found in Antarctica, but the discovery of these 91 new peaks - along a region reaching approximately 3,500km (2,175 miles) between Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf and the Antarctic peninsula - suggests there could be many, many more than scientists thought. (more...)
GoDaddy Has Kicked White Supremacist Website The Daily Stormer Off Its Platform GoDaddy Has Kicked White Supremacist Website The Daily Stormer Off Its Platform
- August 14, 2017

The tweet was made in response to one by The New Agenda founder Amy Suskind calling on GoDaddy to ban Daily Stormer for posting a obscene article about Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville on Saturday after being hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. (more...)
LG V30 has a Floting Bar, that replaces the Second Screen LG V30 has a Floting Bar, that replaces the Second Screen
- August 14, 2017

To recall, LG recently confirmed that the LG V30 rear camera setup will come with an aperture of f/1.6 and will come with the "clearest" lens ever on a smartphone. The Always-on Display also allows a user to control music, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, the camera and flashlight when powered off. The company has also said that the UX 6 .0+ offers more personalisation options to the users as well. (more...)
Scientists have discovered a unique stellar system Scientists have discovered a unique stellar system
- August 14, 2017

But, two separate studies have now cast doubts on the possibility of life existing on any of the three Trappist-1 planets situated within the star's habitable zone. Burgasser teamed up with Eric Mamajek, deputy program scientist for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, to calculate TRAPPIST-1's age. (more...)
'SonicSpy' malware apps infiltrate Google Play Store to record calls, steal logs 'SonicSpy' malware apps infiltrate Google Play Store to record calls, steal logs
- August 14, 2017

According to Lookout , a developer, possibly based in Iraq, built over a thousand malicious messaging apps by weaving spy functions into the public source code for a legitimate (and quite popular) messenger app called Telegram. Security researchers have identified the surveillance bug as SonicSpy , a family of nasty smartphone apps. Device owners may not notice the presence of SonicSpy because it has the ability to hide. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege Adds New Map, Three Operators Later This Month Rainbow Six Siege Adds New Map, Three Operators Later This Month
- August 14, 2017

Although Ubisoft hasn't officially confirmed the setting, they teased the theme park locale in a Twitter post and accidentally posted the map on the Rainbow Six Siege Tactical Board for a short period of time [via PCGamesN ]. Everyone else will be able to purchase them with in game currency on or after September 5. Ubisoft has announced the release date and contents of the shooter's next big update, though we don't yet know numerous specifics. (more...)
Are Nintendo Switch Controllers in Violation of Gamevice Patents? Are Nintendo Switch Controllers in Violation of Gamevice Patents?
- August 14, 2017

It's not clear if the court will allow the lawsuit to proceed. The "structural bridge" that connects the main computing part of the Switch to the Joy-con controllers is one of the things that allegedly violates Gamevice's patents. While the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers are separate controllers in themselves not attached via any flexible bridge, Gamevice claims that the body of the Nintendo Switch acts as the bridge section. (more...)
SUV hits tent at Wisconsin campground; 7 injured from Milwaukee-area SUV hits tent at Wisconsin campground; 7 injured from Milwaukee-area
- August 14, 2017

A Wisconsin woman was arrested for allegedly driving a vehicle into tent, then backing over it again. An SUV struck a tent injuring seven people inside at a campground in Grant County on Saturday evening. All seven of the victims were transported to local hospitals and three were later airlifted to a Madison hospital. Authorities have arrested a driver who crashed into a tent at a campground in southwestern Wisconsin and injured seven people. (more...)
Destiny 2 will launch with more than 50 hours of story content Destiny 2 will launch with more than 50 hours of story content
- August 14, 2017

It doesn't seem like players will run the risk of growing exhausted of the numerous quests either. There's apparently so much content, at one point in development players were reaching the end of the character progression at around the 55-hour mark, and there was still more PVE stuff left to experience. (more...)
Join the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party At Lake Mead Join the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party At Lake Mead
- August 13, 2017

While the scientific aspects of an eclipse are fascinating, McGowan also says one is not required to be interested in any of that to appreciate the astrological anomaly. According to Levy, all you need is a piece of paper with a hole in it. The sky will darken in an unnatural way, the temperature can drop several degrees, and birds may fly to roost, thinking night is coming. (more...)
August 21 solar eclipse requires safe viewing August 21 solar eclipse requires safe viewing
- August 13, 2017

Loop 250 N., Midland. "Staring at the sun for even a short time without the right protective eyewear can damage your retina permanently and even cause blindness called solar retinopathy", Dr. Safe viewing glasses are available free to the public at the Centennial Library and the Downtown Library, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland. Turn away from the sun before removing the solar filter. (more...)
Three youth killed in latest bloodshed in occupied Kashmir Three youth killed in latest bloodshed in occupied Kashmir
- August 13, 2017

Three AK-47 rifles were recovered from their possession. Earlier in the day, a joint cordon and search operation were conducted by the security forces, which were well planned as we trapped three terrorist in that area. He had vanished from the militancy scene and was believed to be dead with the Hurriyat offering his in-absentia funeral prayers a year ago. "The forces are retreating from the encounter site but clashes are going and the men in uniform have resorted to aerial firing to ... (more...)
Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
- August 13, 2017

More contestants will be announced over the coming weeks, with the celebrities having to wait until the launch show to find out their partners. Simon, who has no dancing experience, says about joining Strictly: "Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me". (more...)
DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses DIY Solar Eclipse Glasses
- August 13, 2017

Eclipse enthusiast Dan McGlaun says the rare event is uniquely American. In two types, the Moon slides directly between the Sun and the Earth. In the centuries that followed, solar eclipses continued to be seen as harbingers of disaster or death. (more...)
Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses
- August 13, 2017

Those who are planning to view the eclipse are being advised to protect their eyes , as viewing the sun during an eclipse can cause severe damage . Science Central's event Sunday will show people how to experience the solar eclipse safely during hands-on activities and demonstrations, the science center said on its website, www.sciencecentral.org . (more...)