Science


Sonic Mania's joke gameplay mode is an awesome secret Sonic Mania's joke gameplay mode is an awesome secret
- August 17, 2017

Of course, there's still one version of the game still to come, after the PC release of Sonic Mania was delayed until August 29, 2017. A set of Nintendo Switch games were also announced and released at the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Plus release. (more...)
Aston Martin Debuts Vanquish Zagato Speedster, Teases Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake Aston Martin Debuts Vanquish Zagato Speedster, Teases Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake
- August 17, 2017

Zagato boss Andrea Zagato commented: "Zagato's relationship with Aston Martin began with my grandfather nearly sixty years ago". The Shooting Brake, meanwhile, follows the current trend for high-performance sports estates with the addition of a larger rear load area. (more...)
North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All
- August 16, 2017

Tensions have been mounting since the North tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which appeared to bring much of the U.S. within range. The United States and South Korea remain technically at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. (more...)
Maryland House speaker calls for removing Confederate statue Maryland House speaker calls for removing Confederate statue
- August 15, 2017

A 32-year-old woman was killed and more than a dozen others injured when a auto crashed into a crowd in an incident that is now being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice. "We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens", he wrote . "The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week", wrote Gray in a statement. (more...)
Deathmatch in Two Flavors Coming Soon in Arcade Mode Deathmatch in Two Flavors Coming Soon in Arcade Mode
- August 12, 2017

The same rules apply but if players are resurrected prior to respawning via Mercy's Ultimate then those points will be deducted from the enemy team's score. In addition, a new map has also been unveiled. As for character selection for the Free-For-All mode, you should probably go for someone with a decent damage output, who would usually lead the attack in Payload or Capture the Point modes. (more...)
Korea to cease actions leading to end of its regime Korea to cease actions leading to end of its regime
- August 10, 2017

DPRK is the acronym of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro said that the missile that North Korea was threatening to hit Guam with was tested in May and South Korea's intelligence analysts concluded it was capable of flying up to 5,000 kilometres, "which does make Guam well within striking range". (more...)
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence bots create own language Facebook's Artificial Intelligence bots create own language
- August 02, 2017

However, researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found that they had deviated from script and were inventing new phrases without any human input. The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) set up an experiment where a number of chatbots were trained to become adept negotiators. (more...)
Candidate for Assembly, Three Others Killed in Venezuela on Election Day Candidate for Assembly, Three Others Killed in Venezuela on Election Day
- July 31, 2017

Venezuela's opposition has called for protests over the weekend and beyond to press Maduro to drop the election of a 545-seat citizens' "Constituent Assembly" with wide-ranging legislative powers. "Vice President Pence once again called for the full and unconditional release of all political prisoners in Venezuela, free and fair elections, restoration of the National Assembly, and respect for human rights in Venezuela". (more...)
India declare to set Sri Lanka 550 target India declare to set Sri Lanka 550 target
- July 30, 2017

Earlier in July, Kohli broke Tendulkar's record for most hundreds in chases during the fifth and final One-Day International against West Indies in Jamaica. But once again, Ashwin rose to the challenge and coming back to bowl after the tea break, he got a faint edge off Dickwella's (67) bat for Saha to complete another catch. (more...)
Scott Walker: Foxconn won't get $3B unless 13000 jobs are created Scott Walker: Foxconn won't get $3B unless 13000 jobs are created
- July 29, 2017

He also claimed the plant will be the largest economic development project in the state's history. "The construction of this facility represents the return of LCD electronics and electronics manufacturing to the United States, the country we love", Trump said. (more...)
Will Apple Inc. (AAPL) Really Build US Plants Like Trump Says? Will Apple Inc. (AAPL) Really Build US Plants Like Trump Says?
- July 28, 2017

Trump said , referring to Mr. Cook. For example, Cook may have said that Apple's providers are assembling new industrial facilities in the USA, as opposed to Apple itself. Recent reports reveal that in order to do exactly that, Apple has told U.S. President Donald Trump that it is planning to build three big manufacturing plants in the country. (more...)
Pokemon For The Nintendo Switch Will Arrive 2018 (Or Later) Pokemon For The Nintendo Switch Will Arrive 2018 (Or Later)
- July 27, 2017

With this recently-ended quarter's 1.97 million units accounted for, Switch sales now sit at 4.7 million worldwide. This was Nintendo's first full quarter following the launch of the popular Switch, which combines the capabilities of a mobile video game platform and a home-based console. (more...)
Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition announced with Snapdragon 835 SoC Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition announced with Snapdragon 835 SoC
- July 26, 2017

In fact, the place you were most likely to notice it - the thickness - has been even further reduced in the Z2 Force. The Moto Z2 Force will be available on all major United States carriers including Verizon , AT&T , T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. (more...)
Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal
- July 26, 2017

USA fashion retailer Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS ) has snapped up United Kingdom luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for US$1.2bn. " Pierre Denis will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer of Jimmy Choo ". One of America's best-known fashion retailers has agreed to take over luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo in an £896m deal, reports Sky News . Jimmy Choo was made available for sale in April after its holding company JAB made clear its intentions to focus on the ... (more...)
Overcooked: Special Edition Release Date For The Switch July 27 Overcooked: Special Edition Release Date For The Switch July 27
- July 25, 2017

It will be priced at $19.99 via the Nintendo eShop. In Overcooked , chefs are tasked with chaotically preparing and serving meals in all sorts of different environments. If you're interested, Overcooked: Special Edition will be available to buy via the Nintendo eShop for $19.99 United States dollars. Choose a human, racoon, dinosaur, French bulldog, robot or even a reindeer in your quest for culinary greatness! For people who may not have played, Overcooked: Special Edition is a ... (more...)
Shockingly Little Pokemon Go at Pokemon Go Fest Shockingly Little Pokemon Go at Pokemon Go Fest
- July 24, 2017

Frustrated, the fans chanted "fix the game" during game developer Niantic's opening presentation and Niantic CEO John Hanke was booed when he took the stage, according to the Chicago Tribune . The legendary Pokemon will be much powerful compared to other Pokemon in the game. More from Niantic on the subject of how the Legendary launches will work in the future: "As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Raid Battles, they can keep an ... (more...)
Xiaomi to launch Mi 5X on July 26 alongside MIUI 9 Xiaomi to launch Mi 5X on July 26 alongside MIUI 9
- July 19, 2017

It also has Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Xiaomi says that the Mi Max 2 is created to fit in your pocket and can be used with one hand. This phablet comes with "One-handed mode" for navigating it easily using just one hand. The device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. It comes with Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus features. For selfies you have a 5MP shooter. (more...)
New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before
- July 18, 2017

New Horizons has moved on from Pluto and is now flying deeper into the Kuiper Belt, a vast area filled with icy bodies out beyond Neptune's orbit. NASA released a new video on Friday that takes viewers on a stunning flyover across Pluto's scenic craggy mountains and wide plains. (more...)
This woman lost 27 contacts in just one eye This woman lost 27 contacts in just one eye
- July 18, 2017

She said she was unaware that the lenses were missing. A "routine" cataract surgery uncovered almost 30 contact lenses stuck together in two separate chunks in a 67-year-old British woman's eye. Morjaria doesn't know whether the woman had any appointments with an optometrist before the clump was discovered, but she doesn't think she would have had regular checkups. (more...)
NASA has discovers a big 75000 miles wide hole in the Sun NASA has discovers a big 75000 miles wide hole in the Sun
- July 15, 2017

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the sun's magnetic field. The sun is now heading into a solar minimum, and its surface had been spot-free for two days before this new sunspot came into view. (more...)
Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond
- July 14, 2017

Employees will own 4.1 percent of the company on a fully diluted basis. For Yandex .Taxi, which is investing $100 million in the new company, the deal essentially vanquishes the threat of a major competitor. The San Francisco based company is known for being aggressive in its approach to entering new global markets and will end the costly battle that the two firms have seen drag on for more than three years since the arrival of Uber in Russian Federation. (more...)
Microsoft Launches 'Seeing AI' Talking Camera App for the Blind Microsoft Launches 'Seeing AI' Talking Camera App for the Blind
- July 13, 2017

What's particularly impressive about the app is the breadth of things it can describe. Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize . The app, which is free and available on iOS-only, relies on holding up one's smartphone camera to hear information about the world. Microsoft has a short introductory video that gives a great taste of all that the app can do, embedded below. (more...)
Ailing Chinese dissident Liu critically ill, breathing failing Ailing Chinese dissident Liu critically ill, breathing failing
- July 13, 2017

Liu was granted medical parole last month after being diagnosed with advanced liver cancer at the end of May. Geng reiterated that he hoped "relevant countries can respect the judicial sovereignty of China and not interfere in China's internal affairs under the pretext of an individual case". (more...)
Behold the Furious Cyclone of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Behold the Furious Cyclone of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 13, 2017

But for now, we are just going to enjoy the magnificent view of the greatest storm humanity has ever known. "My latest #Jupiter science flyby is complete!" Juno , a spacecraft built at Lockheed Martin's Littleton facility, took the photos July 10 during its closest flyby, when it was only 5,600 miles above the swirling clouds. (more...)
Djokovic suffers injury scare en route to Wimbledon quarters Djokovic suffers injury scare en route to Wimbledon quarters
- July 12, 2017

Wimbledon has defended shunting top women players onto the outside courts on "Manic Monday", saying the big four of men's tennis were the marquee matches demanded by broadcasters and spectators. Djokovic, who was twice treated for a shoulder injury during his win over Mannarino , will have just a day to recover before taking on world No.15 and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals. (more...)