Science


NASA will take images of its quiet supersonic jet's shockwaves NASA will take images of its quiet supersonic jet's shockwaves
- December 19, 2017

As well as being incredibly cool, this image (and others like it) serve a practical objective: Nasa researchers use this kind of pic to study the shockwaves as part of the effort to make sonic booms quieter, which may open the future to possible supersonic flight over land. (more...)
Newgrange To Show Winter Solstice Online Newgrange To Show Winter Solstice Online
- December 19, 2017

Oppositely, countries and continents in the Southern Hemisphere experience their winter solstice on June 21, or June 22 - which is the summer solstice (aka, the longest day of the year) for the Northern Hemisphere. Not to mention, the winter solstice was significant to many ancient civilizations ; many archaeologists even believe Stonehenge was built as a tribute to the darkest day of the year. (more...)
Aureus Asset Management LLC Has $791000 Stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)
- December 19, 2017

Papp L Roy & Associates now owns 68,065 shares of the chip maker's stock valued at $2,297,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Barclays Capital upgraded Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) on Tuesday, October 18 to "Overweight" rating. (more...)
Blink announces a 'cheap' video doorbell Blink announces a 'cheap' video doorbell
- December 19, 2017

The wire-free setup makes the installation of the Blink Video Doorbell as simple as inserting the batteries, connecting it to your home WiFi and placing it anywhere you need. For those looking to meet the team behind this award-winning product, Blink will be at CES Unveiled on January 7 and CES 2018 from January 9 to January 12 at Booth #42535 in the Smart Home section of the Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced
- December 19, 2017

The game is Xbox One X enhanced with the base model being noted at 1080p 60fps and the Xbox One X featuring a higher resolution. Bandai Namco has confirmed another selection of characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ , including Dragon Ball Super's Beerus, Hit and Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black, all of which are present in the new trailers embedded below. (more...)
DOOM Posts Moving Note Following The Death Of His Son DOOM Posts Moving Note Following The Death Of His Son
- December 19, 2017

Doom shared the bad news on his Instagram, calling him one of his great inspirations. "LOVE YOU MALI", DOOM wrote early this evening in a caption bearing his young son's photo. This event caused the elder Dumile, who was going under the alias Zev Love X, to go on an extended hiatus, before emerging as MF Doom in 1997. Group member Subroc, a.k.a. (more...)
Google Chrome Lands on the Microsoft Store As a Download Link
- December 19, 2017

This "app" doesn't actually give you Chrome, but rather a way to install the company's browser, by downloading it from the standard Chrome download page. But that didn't stop Google and Microsoft from adding a download link for Chrome to the Microsoft Store today, December 19. The handful of reviews of the "app" make it clear that the first few users who found the app are none too happy that it's just a link and not the actual browser. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation hopes for new in resolving the Karabakh conflict North Atlantic Treaty Organisation hopes for new in resolving the Karabakh conflict
- December 19, 2017

The country also participated in United Nations missions in southern Lebanon more recently. She said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is glad to see the recent high-level diplomatic efforts. "I regret that twenty-five and more years have gone but the conflict is still unresolved", Mrs. Gottemoeller said. During the meeting the opportunities and new directions to expand and deepen the cooperation with the ministry within the frames of the NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan were ... (more...)
Has $123.66 Million Position in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc
- December 19, 2017

It is up 4.35% since December 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.05% the S&P500. Baker Avenue Asset Management Lp decreased Amgen Inc Com (AMGN) stake by 8.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. After $3.27 actual EPS reported by Amgen Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.65% negative EPS growth. Its up 0.05, from 0.96 in 2017Q1. (more...)
Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Now Available Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Now Available
- December 19, 2017

The Nokia 6 is now receiving the first Android 8.0 Oreo beta update one week after the Nokia 5 received the same treatment, as per an official announcement recently issued by HMD Global CPO Juko Sarvikas. In the video below we get to see the Nokia 5 out through a range of torture tests, this includes scratch tests, a burn test and of course a bend test. (more...)
Google Partnership Is Still Strong Despite Pixel 2 Woes! Google Partnership Is Still Strong Despite Pixel 2 Woes!
- December 19, 2017

In response to queries, Google Community Manager Orrin said he'll be reaching out privately for bug reports as well as other information. Meanwhile, a YouTube posted by SertNeverdie SpeedForce showcases that there was a delay of about one to 1.5 seconds on Pixel 2 XL running Android 8.1 Oreo, while the other device unlocked nearly instantaneously. (more...)
Ofcom confirms new rules to ease mobile number porting Ofcom confirms new rules to ease mobile number porting
- December 19, 2017

The change follows research by Ofcom showing around two in five mobile switchers (38%) - or 2.5 million people - say they experienced at least one major problem when switching, while seven in ten encountered at least some difficulty. "For businesses, they will get this code within two working days". A customer's existing provider must immediately respond by text - with either a " porting authorisation code" (PAC) for those wishing to keep their phone number, or a cancellation code for ... (more...)
Catherine Full Body announced for PS4 and PS Vita
- December 19, 2017

Catherine is getting a remake for the PS4 and, surprise surprise, the PS Vita. Unfortunately, there are no more details for Catherine: Full Body . The game doesn't have a release date, but it's expected to arrive sometime in 2018, alongside Atlus' port of Dragon's Crown Pro . As for other consoles, like Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, Atlus hasn't said anything - but we're pretty sure fans want them. (more...)
BJP win lifts market sentiment, key equity indices trade higher BJP win lifts market sentiment, key equity indices trade higher
- December 19, 2017

The rupee plunged 68 paise to 64.72 against the dollar on Monday after early trend suggested that the BJP and the Congress are neck and neck in Gujarat Assembly sweepstakes after one hour of counting of votes, reported NDTV. JM Financial rallied 2.7 percent and Bank of Baroda advanced 1.7 percent on fund raising reports. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent. (more...)
InFocus launches Vision 3 smartphone at Rs 6999 InFocus launches Vision 3 smartphone at Rs 6999
- December 19, 2017

According to Infocus, the phone packs a 5.7-inch display with 1440x720p resolution and is powered by quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor. Powering the device is a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is further expandable via the hybrid SIM slot. (more...)
Life on Earth is 3.5 billion years old, confirms scientists
- December 19, 2017

The researchers found that some of the specimens represented now-extinct bacteria and microbes from a domain of life called Archaea while others were similar to microbial species still alive today. The technique for analysing these tiny fossils took the scientists 10 years to develop, and involves grinding down the original sample to carefully reveal the delicate fossils inside. (more...)
Is this Microsoft's upcoming foldable Surface device?
- December 19, 2017

Much as in the Courier concept before it, the new device folds over like a book, with the two screens sandwiched between the covers. The design in the new patent isn't too unlike Microsoft's abandoned Courier project and comes as rumours persist about its work on Andromeda, a dual-screen foldable device said to run on a version of Windows codenamed AndromedaOS. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus expected to be unveiled in February Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus expected to be unveiled in February
- December 19, 2017

Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , the front cameras feature Live Focus, which simulates a shallow depth of field in your selfie shots. Both phones also have a single 16-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and phase detection autofocus. (more...)
Amazon's Digital Day is coming back on December 29 Amazon's Digital Day is coming back on December 29
- December 19, 2017

It's also a good time to use those Amazon gift cards you got on Christmas day. Amazon Appstore VP Aaron Rubenson praised last year's Digital Day , calling it "an awesome time" to get digital deals. It's easy to see why Amazon would launch Digital Day so soon after Christmas - because a bunch of people will have just received new Amazon hardware and they'll no doubt be eager to load it with content. (more...)
Visitor from alien star system wears insulating coat: astronomers Visitor from alien star system wears insulating coat: astronomers
- December 19, 2017

Now, a new analysis of 'Oumuamua , published in Nature , explains how the object may be like a comet without behaving like one. The odd visitor - which has been named 'Oumuamua - the Hawaiian word for "messenger" or "scout" -has triggered worldwide speculation since it passed close to Earth in October after arriving from deep interstellar space. (more...)
Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- December 19, 2017

As a team, the Pacers shot 40 percent from the field and nine of 30 from the three-point line as they fell just short after going on a 19-5 run during the final eight minutes of play. Horford has averaged 14.8 points and 8.4 rebounds in 29 games versus the Pacers, shooting 53.2 percent. Irving has scored at least 22 points in eight straight matchups with in and is averaging 21.6 points and 5.6 assists in 18 games lifetime against them. (more...)
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta detailed Dissidia Final Fantasy NT open beta detailed
- December 19, 2017

Square Enix promises that "more details" will be disclosed closer to the date. The open beta, which is now only slated for Japan, will take place over the course of three different phases. It's likely the North American and European beta will feature the same modes up for grabs, but it's unclear how many fighters out of the 28 launch roster will be available for play. (more...)
15-Year-Old Fatally Shot While Delivering the Sunday Morning Paper
- December 18, 2017

The shooting death of a 15-year-old boy, who was killed while delivering newspapers with his stepfather Sunday morning on Chicago's Southwest Side, may have been the result of a mistaken identity, police said Monday. Police are now trying to figure out if it was a case of mistaken identity. A white vehicle came up behind the first vehicle and hit it, police said. In that incident, a 25-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, and a 21-year-old woman were shot by a pedestrian while driving in a auto. (more...)
Oculus Rift Is Now Black Friday Cheap at $379
- December 18, 2017

The deal is available in the Oculus online store, of course, but is also available at a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a VR headset in every home, and while his Oculus ambitions there most likely set with the untethered Oculus Go , in the meantime its Oculus Rift paving the way for the company. (more...)
Google celebrates the holiday season with new Doodle Google celebrates the holiday season with new Doodle
- December 18, 2017

The dates mark the Christmas holiday season with December 18 being the first day. Google's homepage features a slideshow of artwork depicting two penguins talking to a toucan on the phone and then the penguins packing their bags while inside their igloo house. (more...)
AirPods out for Christmas, other Apple products ship tomorrow
- December 18, 2017

In short, AirPods are now subject to a almost 3 week delay, which is quite jarring given that Apple's wireless earbuds first hit store shelves about a year ago. If you're a last-minute holiday shopper, you might be in trouble. You can always try calling your local Best Buy, Apple Store, or another electronics retailer to see if they have any left in stock, but again, your chances of finding a pair are pretty slim, if not downright impossible in many areas. (more...)
Fallout Developer's Next RPG Won't Have Microtransactions Fallout Developer's Next RPG Won't Have Microtransactions
- December 18, 2017

Obsidian also speaks about their partnership with Private Division, their publisher (Take-Two's indie publishing arm) who they say never pushed them into introducing microtransactions to their games. It's also good to know that despite Take-Two's announcement that all of its future games will have microtransactions , games released under the Private Division label are apparently exempt. (more...)
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short Interest Up 7.2% in November Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short Interest Up 7.2% in November
- December 18, 2017

The stock increased 0.36% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $80.71. Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) has risen 61.34% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board owns 3,000 shares or 0.01% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:ALE). Vanguard Grp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in ALLETE, Inc. (more...)
LG V30 Plus Is Now Available For Purchase In India For $700 LG V30 Plus Is Now Available For Purchase In India For $700
- December 18, 2017

LG is also offering one-time screen replacement, and a wireless charger and in-app content (worth Rs 6,400) for free with the V30+. It is being sold by electronics distributor Appario Retail Private Ltd on the e-commerce platform, and a few perks are being offered to customers for a limited time. (more...)
Real Madrid, Juventus 'interested in David Luiz' Real Madrid, Juventus 'interested in David Luiz'
- December 18, 2017

The Daily Mail reports that Real Madrid and Juventus have both registered an interest in the Brazil global, who could leave West London in January. Conte has insisted their is no rift between the pair and said injury was behind his absence in recent weeks. Chelsea have reportedly made a decision to hold contract talks with defender Andreas Christensen . (more...)