Science


Super Mario Run Revenue 'Did Not Meet Our Expectations': Nintendo Super Mario Run Revenue 'Did Not Meet Our Expectations': Nintendo
- March 25, 2017

As Nintendo keeps launching new properties onto smartphones, the company has taken different strategies in regards to each app's payment model, including free-to-play ( Miitomo , Fire Emblem Heroes) and pay-once-and-play ( Super Mario Run ). (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents' Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents'
- March 25, 2017

Trump steered clear of the issue and asked his audience to support his efforts to "Make American Great Again". Joined by his crusty sidekick, Adm. Michael Rogers, who heads the National Security Agency, Comey gave an artful lesson in how to stick a shiv into a sitting president without ever raising his voice or making a specific accusation. (more...)
USA lawmakers call for independent probe of Trump aides' Russian Federation links USA lawmakers call for independent probe of Trump aides' Russian Federation links
- March 25, 2017

Manafort has been in the spotlight because of lobbying work he did in Ukraine. Nunes had said he'd canceled the public hearing so that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. (more...)
National Football League owners to vote on rules regarding player safety, pace of play National Football League owners to vote on rules regarding player safety, pace of play
- March 25, 2017

Justin Simmons' game-winning leap over the Saints' line to block an extra-point attempt was the most dramatic moment of the Broncos' 2016 season - and will not be legal in 2017 if a proposal initially made by the Eagles passes. "The potential for a serious injury certainly increases when you have a player in a vulnerable position, who's now going to be knocked off balance and can't control the way he lands". (more...)
Prince George to attend private school that discourages best friends Prince George to attend private school that discourages best friends
- March 25, 2017

Another thing is their policy towards kindness and emotional health. The Telegraph reports that the school also discourages children from having "best friends" as that can lead to hurt feelings. But in today's letter Mr Thomas continued: "The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George's attendance at Thomas's to change its aims, values or ethos in any way". (more...)
Honey, we shrunk the ice sheets Honey, we shrunk the ice sheets
- March 24, 2017

On March 2, Antarctic sea ice hit a record-low summertime minimum . The extreme low in winter Arctic ice follows a very warm autumn and winter, the NSIDC scientists said , with air temperatures 2.5C above average across the Arctic Ocean. (more...)
Google: Half Of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016 Google: Half Of Android Devices Went Without Platform Security Updates In 2016
- March 24, 2017

However, the new efforts are still not fixing the Google's persistent problem of irregular security updates. According to Google's statistics, about 0.71 percent of all Android devices had PHAs installed, which has increased over the 0.5 percent recorded in 2015. (more...)
Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System
- March 23, 2017

A team of six scientists from institutions across the United States have suggested a new planetary classification system, which would restore to Pluto its status as the ninth planet.The team presented a paper at an global planetary science conference at The Woodlands, Texas, on March 21, which would base the definition of "planet" on geological properties such as shape and surface features.Using the proposed new system, some 110 orbiting objects, including Earth's moon, would be ... (more...)
Drake's New Album 'More Life' Breaks Record On Spotify Drake's New Album 'More Life' Breaks Record On Spotify
- March 22, 2017

Yes, there is a difference between a playlist and an album, and it is extremely obvious to avid music listeners. While some may view Drake's labeling More Life a playlist as an escape of the critical scrutiny ascribed to albums in lieu of the liberties given when an artists drops a leisurely mixtape, but that's probably not the case. (more...)
With Google Search Shortcuts, Answers Are Just a Few Taps Away With Google Search Shortcuts, Answers Are Just a Few Taps Away
- March 22, 2017

On May 21, Google announced an update to its Search feature: a new option that allows you to simply "tap" on shortcuts located underneath the search box. The app update will roll out over the next few days. Information has become the new oxygen; we can't live without it. Now, they're being shuffled off into apps. (more...)
US Looking to Charge 4 People Related to Yahoo! Hacks US Looking to Charge 4 People Related to Yahoo! Hacks
- March 22, 2017

The Justice Department stated Baratov was detained in Canada on Tuesday and his case is pending with Canadian authorities. The Kremlin, which denies Russian Federation tried to influence the United States election in any way, said on Thursday Moscow had received no official notification of the indictment, but hoped it would. (more...)
Arctic to mark 2017 with extreme climate and heatwave, says UN Arctic to mark 2017 with extreme climate and heatwave, says UN
- March 22, 2017

Compared with the 1961-1990 reference period, 2016 was 0.83 degrees C warmer than the average. "We are now in truly uncharted territory", said David Carlson, World Climate Research Programme Director at the WMO. "Continued investment in climate research and observations is vital if our scientific knowledge is to keep pace with the rapid rate of climate change". (more...)
Intel Optane SSD doubles down on data centre storage Intel Optane SSD doubles down on data centre storage
- March 21, 2017

The P4800X is supposedly five to eight times quicker than competing SSDs at low queue depths and according to Intel , it's "ideal for critical applications with aggressive latency requirements", and will be well-suited to machine learning and data analytics applications. (more...)
Andromeda Trial is Available for EA/Origin Access Members Today Andromeda Trial is Available for EA/Origin Access Members Today
- March 21, 2017

You can see a comparison of Andromeda's facial animations with the original game and Witcher 3 below, if this hasn't convinced you. This means all new locations, planets, and even alien races to encounter. If you want to play Andromeda as early as possible, PC and Xbox One are the way to go. It's possible to purchase a month's subscription to take advantage of the trial and cancel later. (more...)
Cheerios Is Under Fire For Giving Away Billions Of Invasive Wildflower Seeds Cheerios Is Under Fire For Giving Away Billions Of Invasive Wildflower Seeds
- March 21, 2017

BuzzBee the iconic bee of Honey Nut Cheerios is missing and he's taken a step back from the limelight to raise awareness for a good cause. The world's population of honey bees has been disappearing at an alarming rate. On March 11th and 12th, consumers will be invited to explore the grocery store of the future and discover the striking contrast between two very different futures: one without a healthy bee population and the other highlighting everything that Will happen if we work together ... (more...)
In Response to US Pressure UN Pulls Anti-Israel Apartheid Report In Response to US Pressure UN Pulls Anti-Israel Apartheid Report
- March 20, 2017

Khalaf added that she stands by the commission's report. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Khalaf said, "I do not find it surprising that such member states, who now have governments with little regard for worldwide norms and values of human rights, will resort to intimidation when they find it hard to defend their unlawful policies and practices". (more...)
Mass Effect Andromeda Day One Patch Alters Default Female Ryder Face Mass Effect Andromeda Day One Patch Alters Default Female Ryder Face
- March 20, 2017

Leost was, in fact, not the lead facial animator for Mass Effect: Andromeda ... From the looks of things, BioWare will likely gauge player reaction after the game releases to see how much demand there is for something like that. "We respect the opinions of our players and community and welcome feedback on our games". Instead of stopping the onslaught, however, the trolls who have pounced on the female developer have not let up in their assault. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments
- March 20, 2017

Alanna Cotton, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America said that consumers are expecting the tablets they own to evolve and adapt with they busy, not to mention demanding, lives. This seems plausible considering the price of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung is also ditching its iconic home button in the upcoming smartphone. (more...)
Vardy steers Leicester to 1st away win of PL title defense
- March 19, 2017

The Foxes showed no signs of a European hangover following their epic win over Sevilla , and although they may have a quarter-final meeting with Atletico Madrid on their minds Shakespeare knows they still need to get their domestic affairs in order. (more...)
NCAA Tournament South Region predictions: North Carolina or bust NCAA Tournament South Region predictions: North Carolina or bust
- March 19, 2017

In the past week or so, Allen has taken it all in stride, and Friday night he appeared to be the consummate teammate and student-athlete. No champion has repeated since Florida in 2007. "It will be awesome", Tar Heels swingman Theo Pinson said Thursday, before either team had even played a tournament game. There was never a question that both teams would advance to the NCAA Tournament, but this matchup wasn't about that. (more...)
Lotus Elise Sprint is one hellishly lightweight sports auto Lotus Elise Sprint is one hellishly lightweight sports auto
- March 18, 2017

The latest Elise also receives a wide range of cabin enhancements including the lightweight open-gate gear select mechanism first introduced on the Lotus Exige Sport 350. The Elise also gets a revised centre console and new graphics on the instrument panel. This is the biggest cut to the mass of the Elise since launch, Lotus claims. (more...)
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15060: More Bug Fixes
- March 18, 2017

Just a day after the Windows 10 Insider PC build 15060 rolled out to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring, PC users now have another build to play with this weekend. If the Android community has shown us anything via XDA Developers it's that compatibility isn't down to the ability of the hardware - hell, not even the operating system. (more...)
Google's new JPEG encoder reduces file sizes by 35 percent Google's new JPEG encoder reduces file sizes by 35 percent
- March 18, 2017

This potentially would allow webmasters for example to create much more compact websites that take less time (and data) to load - a potential boon to smartphone users surfing the web on mobile devices. Other factors can also be involved, such as the speed of the server the site is hosted on, the code that's used to make and design the page and the file sizes for any images that are used in the site. (more...)
Galaxy S8 confirmed to have Bixby, to have 3D Touch home button Galaxy S8 confirmed to have Bixby, to have 3D Touch home button
- March 17, 2017

Both the Samsung Note 7 and Xperia Z5 are incredibly well made but if we look into its weight Z5 is heavier than the Note 7. Over the weekend, the features of the Samsung Galaxy 8 leaked online including specs, price, and release date. (more...)
Global warming has permanently damaged Barrier Reef, say scientists Global warming has permanently damaged Barrier Reef, say scientists
- March 17, 2017

Rising sea surface temperatures due to climate change are unquestionably the culprit, as coral reefs are extremely sensitive to higher temperatures, which can cause heat stress and make itself known via bleaching. Importantly, though, it does contribute to the recovery of coral reefs after major bleaching. Last week, he said an aerial survey had shown evidence of mass bleaching in consecutive summers for the first time . (more...)