Science


India aims to send Chandrayaan-II to moon's south pole this April India aims to send Chandrayaan-II to moon's south pole this April
- February 17, 2018

India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 is expected to launch by April. The rover costs Rs 800 crore, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said. He dismissed all the uncertainties about the mission and said even if the weather will not be suitable for launch in April, we have discussed the launching dates on which rocket can be launched till October this year. (more...)
Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app
- February 17, 2018

Twitter had outsourced the development of the app to a studio in Seattle called Black Pixel . In a tweet sent out yesterday afternoon, Twitter announced that they are pulling the Mac app from the App Store. Since then, other third-party apps such as Twitterific and Tweetbot have developed at a faster rate, making the official app obsolete. For example, Twitter introduced its Moments feature in October 2015, but it didn't become available on the Mac app until May 2016. (more...)
System Shock Kickstarter project put on hiatus System Shock Kickstarter project put on hiatus
- February 17, 2018

According to Kick and due to the current path the dev team is taking, he has put the team on hiatus while they reassess the path they're taking so that they can return to their original vision. As the CEO and founder of Nightdive Studios, a company that was built on the restoration of the System Shock franchise. Maybe we were too successful. (more...)
Russians indicted by USA for interfering in 2016 election Russians indicted by USA for interfering in 2016 election
- February 17, 2018

Sometimes the Russians used fake US personas co communicate with Trump officials doing local outreach and those officials would then distribute their materials via social media. According to the indictment , the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, started interfering as early as 2014 in US politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Monsanto Company (MON)
- February 17, 2018

Moreover, Tortoise Cap Advsr Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 7,224 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Occidental Petroleum Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $53.13 billion market cap company. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn dedicates long-awaited Olympics race to late grandfather on Instagram Lindsey Vonn dedicates long-awaited Olympics race to late grandfather on Instagram
- February 17, 2018

Fortunately, she is about to get started as she tries to add to her impressive career resume. Vonn has been through the pain of missing the Olympics because of an injury too, and has been someone Wiles turned to for advice. The man responsible for the racing surface is Tom Johnston, the Chief of Race for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. She has a very good record at world championships. (more...)
Sonos One, Like Apple HomePod, Leaves White Marks On Wooden Furniture Sonos One, Like Apple HomePod, Leaves White Marks On Wooden Furniture
- February 17, 2018

So, they will damage your wood furniture, too. Electronics firm Sonos, creator of the HomePod and Amazon Echo rival Sonos One , said Thursday that it is investigating reports that its speaker has also been leaving smudges on wooden furniture. (more...)
Scientists find almost 100 new 'exoplanets' in hunt for life in space Scientists find almost 100 new 'exoplanets' in hunt for life in space
- February 16, 2018

In this stage of Kepler's life, the space observatory periodically shifts its field of view to prevent radiation from the sun interfering with its balance. It's a major breakthrough that reveals new planets that range in size from smaller than Earth to celestial bodies even bigger than Jupiter . One of the planets detected by the astronomers was orbiting a very bright star. (more...)
Turkish Police Use Tear Gas Against Anti-US Protest During Tillerson's Visit Turkish Police Use Tear Gas Against Anti-US Protest During Tillerson's Visit
- February 16, 2018

He met with Erdogan for more than three hours in Ankara , as part of what was widely expected to be the most hard leg of a five-day regional visit, Reuters reported. The Turkish minister also reported Mattis as saying the US was developing plans to take back weapons supplied to the Syrian Kurds. The U.S. has been supporting the YPG in order to fight IS in northern Syria. (more...)
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Could Come Crashing Back to Earth One Day
- February 16, 2018

The vehicle was sent into space as part of the payload for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test flight on February 6. The vehicle bears the inscription, "Don't Panic!": a reference to Douglas Adam's Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Rein concluded. "So we ran the [Tesla's] orbit forward for several million years", Prof Rein was quoted as saying by Express. Starman pictured on his journey through space. (more...)
Women-only Uber service could be launched in London Women-only Uber service could be launched in London
- February 16, 2018

Uber will report serious incidents to the police and provide licensing details to users in the U.K.as part of a plan to boost safety for drivers and passengers. Uber Technologies Inc.is already fighting a decision a year ago by TfL to ban the company from operating in the capital because of safety concerns. (more...)
Olympic Ski Champion's Epic Wipeout Makes The Media Eat Snow Too Olympic Ski Champion's Epic Wipeout Makes The Media Eat Snow Too
- February 16, 2018

The 28-year-old Austrian used a sublime slalom run on an icy course to rise from 12th after the opening downhill in the two-run competition and added that Winter Games triumph to a substantial collection of accolades. "It was an fantastic downhill, maybe my best downhill ever". "At the moment it's the same", said Hirscher, who plans to retire in 2019, "but ask me this question tomorrow". (more...)
Google removes 'view image' button from search results Google removes 'view image' button from search results
- February 16, 2018

Google is making changes to its Google Images search, which it said is aimed at connecting users and useful websites. It filed a competition law complaint against Google in 2016 with the European Commission. Yes, that's not a glitch but Google's way of securing copyrights and generating revenue for websites that host those images. With Google's elimination of the tool, you'll still be able to visit the source of the image with the remaining "visit" button, but it's this additional step ... (more...)
This Indian language bug is crashing Apple iPhones across the world This Indian language bug is crashing Apple iPhones across the world
- February 16, 2018

TechCrunch was able to recreate this behavior on two iPhones running an older version of iOS, one iPhone running iOS 11 .2.5 and a MacBook Pro running High Sierra. This decision means iOS developers will be required to create apps that accommodate edge-to-edge and yes, the notch . That is, if you get a different text first, and you're allowed to open Messages to begin with. (more...)
'Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn' (ALL) Scheduled For Spring - Screens & Trailer 'Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn' (ALL) Scheduled For Spring - Screens & Trailer
- February 16, 2018

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn now has no release information, but stay tuned for any updates. Just in case you aren't up on your 90s "classics, ' the original Shaq Fu was a 2D brawler released during the 16-bit era and is widely accepted as one of the worst games ever made". (more...)
Empty your wallets: The Steam Lunar New Year sale has begun Empty your wallets: The Steam Lunar New Year sale has begun
- February 16, 2018

But if there were games in the past year you didn't get because you were low on funds, now is the time to scoop them up at much lower prices. Highlights include Heat Signature for $10, Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition for $36, Overcooked for $5.77, Ark: Survival Evolved for $20, Rocket League for $12, and Planet Coaster for $11.24. (more...)
Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck in Crash at Winter Olympics Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck in Crash at Winter Olympics
- February 16, 2018

He was up in the air for what seemed like an age and when he came down, his back and neck took the full force of the impact. Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer broke the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a frightening fall in the men's snowboard cross quarterfinals on Thursday at the PyeongChang Olympics. (more...)
Essential PH-1 Gets Three New Limited Edition Color Variants Essential PH-1 Gets Three New Limited Edition Color Variants
- February 16, 2018

Essential claims that designing custom colors for ceramic is much more hard than it is for, say, plastic, and I don't doubt that. Colored ceramic is said to be "extremely difficult" to produce consistently, and therefore the company has made only a "small batch" of each of these new colors (the exact number of limited edition units produced was not detailed). (more...)
Cisco Systems, Inc. Earnings Preview: Stock Up, Modest Beat Expected Cisco Systems, Inc. Earnings Preview: Stock Up, Modest Beat Expected
- February 15, 2018

Homrich & Berg who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $128.61 billion market cap company. 12 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 396.57 million shares or 0.97% less from 400.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter. (more...)
Fujifilm's X-H1 is a video-loving beast of a mirrorless camera Fujifilm's X-H1 is a video-loving beast of a mirrorless camera
- February 15, 2018

The Fujifilm X-H1 features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor with Fujifilm's X-Processor Pro image processor. Another first in the X-H1 is the flicker reduction mode, which stabilizes exposure during bust shooting under hard lighting conditions such as fluorescent and mercury lighting. (more...)
Microsoft's latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi Microsoft's latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi
- February 15, 2018

Microsoft's Garage team says in a profiling post that the Photos Companion app has been built with students and educators in mind as it would offer a simple way in a classroom to share media irrespective of network speeds or mobile data charges. (more...)
Sea Level Rise Speeds Up due to Global Warming, Recent Research Reveals Sea Level Rise Speeds Up due to Global Warming, Recent Research Reveals
- February 15, 2018

Nerem said thermal expansion of the oceans had already contributed to about half of the 7 centimeters of average global sea level rise in the past quarter century. Consider the record set in Boston Harbor during January's "bomb cyclone" or the inundation regularly experienced in Miami during the King tides ; these are occurring with sea levels that have risen about a foot in the past 100 years. (more...)
Second person 'linked to Man City child sex abuse claims' Second person 'linked to Man City child sex abuse claims'
- February 15, 2018

Bennell had already been found guilty on 36 charges on Tuesday, bringing the number of convictions from the trial to 43. Gary Speed , whose 2011 death sent shockwaves across Britain's sports world, was described by Barry Bennell as a "special" child, a euphemism the now 64-year-old used for the boys he groomed, victims have said. (more...)
One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update
- February 15, 2018

Well-intentioned as it may be, however, from a user-interface point of view, Snapchat's redesign is a bit of a nightmare. Nic Rumsey, who set up the petition, wrote that some are using Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps in order to access the older version of the platform: "That's how annoying this update has become", he said. (more...)
Dead In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Suffolk County Dead In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Suffolk County
- February 15, 2018

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. on State Route 25 in Ridge, the police said. "We're not certain as to the order of the collision and exactly what happened", Mr. The driver of the Infiniti was not injured. Police said the Camaro was stolen from Shirley on Tuesday and police were tracking the vehicle with the help of OnStar before the auto fled from the Lake Point apartment complex at a high rate of speed. (more...)
Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Now Available for $50 Off Original Price Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Now Available for $50 Off Original Price
- February 15, 2018

Apple has added the timepiece to its offerings of refurbished devices with $50 knocked off the price. The Cupertino giant updated its online refurbished store on Valentine's Day to include Apple Watch Series 3 models. Buying used electronics is inherently risky, which makes refurbished units from Apple attractive, since the company includes a 1-year warranty with the hardware. (more...)
This Could be the Android One Nokia 7 Plus This Could be the Android One Nokia 7 Plus
- February 15, 2018

The smartphone appears to have dual rear cameras from Carl Zeiss and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Nokia , of course, has been pretty quick to launch new Android updates and keep up with monthly security patches, but with Google's help, things can only get better. (more...)
Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids app is coming to Android today Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids app is coming to Android today
- February 15, 2018

The app provides to kids a way to text or video chat with their friends and family while offering all of the visual fun of GIFs, frames, emojis and masks. While is there no doubt that a heavily curated ecosystem for kids is good and saves them from the horror that is the open internet, another question arises: do we need to get kids on Facebook Messenger in their formative years? However more than 100 child development experts, health advocacy groups, educators, and parents have called ... (more...)
'Spread Love, Not Jumlas': Congress's Valentine's Day message for PM Modi 'Spread Love, Not Jumlas': Congress's Valentine's Day message for PM Modi
- February 15, 2018

PM added, "Now the people of Tripura will not stand the Communist party's govt, bid them such a farewell that they can not return. aur ye vasuli tantra aur atyachaar ak karobar na chalayen,"PM Modi lauded". Modi said the medical colleges will be part of full-facility medical hospitals, which would ensure quality healthcare for Arunachal residents even in the remote parts of the state. (more...)
Google Family Link Launches in Canada, Along with iPhone App Google Family Link Launches in Canada, Along with iPhone App
- February 15, 2018

The design will mean more new Android phones with cut-outs at the top of their screens to fit cameras and other sensors. Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple Inc's controversial new "notch" at the top of the iPhone X , according to people familiar with the situation. (more...)