Science


Police in Missouri say teens used Pokemon Go to rob victims Police in Missouri say teens used Pokemon Go to rob victims
- July 12, 2016

Pokemon Go , a new augmented reality game for smartphones, was reportedly used to lure victims in a string of armed robberies in O'Fallon, Missouri. Only available in Australia and the US, the Pokemon app is already more popular than Tinder and on a pace to outstrip Twitter, CNN said. (more...)
GE And Microsoft Partner To Bring Predix To Azure
- July 12, 2016

On its Website, GE describes Predix as "an operating system and platform for building applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyze data , and deliver real-time insights for optimizing industrial infrastructure and operations". (more...)
Pokémon Go App Takes Over Eugene
- July 12, 2016

The app was released last week and it quickly caught the attention of smartphone users. Next after the app is downloaded, click to install it on your Android device (installation takes about one minute). "What's more, given the use of email as an authentication mechanism (think "Forgot password" links ) they now have a pretty good chance of gaining access to your accounts on other sites too". (more...)
Pence: I'll campaign for Trump anywhere, anytime Pence: I'll campaign for Trump anywhere, anytime
- July 12, 2016

The Indiana events come as Trump finishes a round of try-outs with vice presidential possibilities. "I don't need two anti-establishment people", Trump said. Several of Trump's adult children - daughter, Ivanka, and sons Donald Jr. and Eric, along with Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner - have been privately advising their father about his choice and also favor an experienced hand, such as Gingrich or Pence, according to people close to Trump, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because ... (more...)
New Zika Cases Reported in Florida
- July 12, 2016

There are 320 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, including 241 in New York City, according to state and county officials. The Zika outbreak has mainly hit Latin America and the Caribbean. The CDC said that the Zika virus usually causes mild illness, but can also lead to birth defects, such as microcephaly, and other severe health consequences. (more...)
Now the SEC Is Investigating Tesla After First Autopilot Death
- July 12, 2016

A spokesperson for the electric vehicle maker told CNBC that Tesla has not received any communication from the SEC regarding the information in the Journal report . The issue first arose last week when Fortune reporter Carol J. Loomis tied Tesla's $2.3 billion secondary offering announced on May 18 with the recent fatal accident in a Model S on Autopilot. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Ace J1 Neo gets listed, specification revealed
- July 12, 2016

The first model had a plastic back (White, Black, Gold) and a metal frame, while the successor is made entirely of metal and it's available in White, Black, Gold or Rose Gold, but its design is similar. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 both come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, or the Exynos 8890, again depending on the region. The Handset is packed with a 3000mAh battery pack. (more...)
Windows 10 Is Installed On Nearly 1 in 5 PCs Windows 10 Is Installed On Nearly 1 in 5 PCs
- July 12, 2016

With this innovation, graphic artists can now express themselves more freely, musicians can write digital music, documents can be edited with more detail, and mathematical equations can be computed all directly onto a Windows 10 device. Pic As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers. (more...)
Dallas Shooting: Barack Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday
- July 12, 2016

His visit was overshadowed, and abbreviated, by the wave of grief and anger convulsing the United States following the police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the killing of five police officers by a black gunman in Dallas. (more...)
Calvin Harris wrote '100 per cent' of cheat track Calvin Harris wrote '100 per cent' of cheat track
- July 12, 2016

TMZ reports that the song, titled Ole , features lyrics seemingly dissing Taylor . Tom and Taylor have enjoyed a whirlwind romance, recently jetting to Nashville so he could meet her parents, followed by a trip to the United Kingdom for Taylor to get to know his family. (more...)
Australian PM Turnbull looks for unity in political division Australian PM Turnbull looks for unity in political division
- July 12, 2016

Mr Turnbull, who also faces a ministerial reshuffle, cannot swear in his government until next week because Governor-General Peter Cosgrove is in France for Bastille Day celebrations. Turnbull will also have a slightly more powerful Nationals leader to deal with as the parties work together in the Coalition Government. "It is vital that this parliament works", he said. (more...)
Facebook Testing Encrypted Chats in Messenger
- July 12, 2016

End-to-end encrypted messages can be read only by the person with whom you're communicating, and on only one device. It also doesn't support rich content including GIFs, videos and making payments. The option is known as Secret Conversations . End-to-end encryption is also offered on Apple Inc's iMessage platform as well as apps including LINE , Signal, Viber , Telegram and Wickr. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max: Complete Features and Specifications Xiaomi Mi Max: Complete Features and Specifications
- July 12, 2016

The Mi Max has a nice 6.4-inch screen with a full HD resolution. Its screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Despite being large, is a mere 7.5mm, making it slim and easy to carry. Back in May, we got a look at some of the aspects of MIUI 8, Xiaomi's new version of its popular Android skin. The company said the public beta will be available starting July 11, and users can get instructions on how to download and install the update through the new Mi Community in India. (more...)
Augmented-Reality game 'Pokemon GO' launches in select countries Augmented-Reality game 'Pokemon GO' launches in select countries
- July 12, 2016

Pokemon Go, a mobile game that encourages players to use their smartphones' Global Positioning System to track down digital creatures from the Pokemon video game series, launched in Australia on Tuesday and prompted one police station to issue a warning to players after it was listed as a point of interest. (more...)
Super Typhoon Nepartak to make landfall near Xiamen Super Typhoon Nepartak to make landfall near Xiamen
- July 12, 2016

Taiwan's emergency management service reported that almost 400,000 households had been affected by power cuts, majority in Pingtung and Taitung counties. Two deaths were reported, according to an official tally. In 2009, Typhoon Morakot cut a wide swathe of destruction through southern Taiwan, killing about 700 people and causing up to $US3 billion ($4 billion) of damage. (more...)
Solar-powered spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter orbit Solar-powered spacecraft successfully enters Jupiter orbit
- July 12, 2016

Well, that is exactly what the Juno spacecraft has been doing, and now, it is exploring the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter . The Nasa mission ends in 2018 when the explorer plunges into the planet, ending its days embraced by its celestial partner. (more...)
OnePlus 3 smartphone's price revealed ahead of launch OnePlus 3 smartphone's price revealed ahead of launch
- July 12, 2016

The OnePlus 3 comes with dual nano SIM support and is available in Graphite and Soft Gold colours. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (dubbed OxygenOS) and is powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery . On the connectivity front, the OnePlus 3 is mighty impressive with support for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, GLONASS and 4G LTE. (more...)
Pokemon GO: Start the game with a Pikachu Pokemon GO: Start the game with a Pikachu
- July 12, 2016

And by tomorrow it will have more daily active users than Twitter , according to data from SimilarWeb . Police warned game players to be cautious. Other purchasable items include Incense and Lure Modules, which attract more Pokemon to your location or Pokeshop, Lucky Eggs to boost your Pokemon's XP, Egg Incubators, and storage upgrades. (more...)
Verstappen promoted to second at British Grand Prix
- July 11, 2016

Once he had that cushion he was content to pace himself for the rest of the afternoon, never allowing the gap to close to within less than three seconds as Rosberg squabbled for second spot with the impressive Max Verstappen's Red Bull Racing auto. (more...)
Pakistan condemns continued killing of Kashmiris by Indian forces
- July 11, 2016

Violent protests erupted in Kashmir in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy Wani on Friday in a joint operation by army and Jammu and Kashmir police. Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Violence has sharply declined in recent years following a major crackdown by the hundreds of thousands of forces deployed in the region. (more...)
IPhone 7 leaked photo shows the new design in wonderful detail IPhone 7 leaked photo shows the new design in wonderful detail
- July 11, 2016

However it is interesting to note that the lens is bigger than on the iPhone 6S, which may point to a wider aperture. More specifically, the larger model is supposedly including a much larger camera upgrade by having dual-cameras. The Lightning connector will then become an all-in-one port for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity. Apple has demonstrated in the past that it isn't interested in playing the megapixel game. (more...)
This is probably the clearest view of the iPhone 7 yet This is probably the clearest view of the iPhone 7 yet
- July 11, 2016

Apple is widely expected to remove the ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack on the device. The rear panel is a lot sleeker too, again as seen before in previous leaked media, suggesting Apple is taking a few leaves out of Samsung's Galaxy S7 book with a noticeably smooth and uninterrupted design. (more...)
Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win
- July 11, 2016

Labor is now on 66 seats, with five still in doubt. "We have resolved this election and done so peacefully", Turnbull told reporters . The leader, who was returned to the seat of Maribyrnong in Victoria, has hinted that he will bring in a private member's bill to legalise same-sex marriage when parliament returns. (more...)
Pokemon Go fever pushes Nintendo stock up 25%
- July 11, 2016

Nintendo doesn't publish the game, but it's an investor in and partner of the company that does: Niantic Labs , which spun out of Google a year ago, released the game in the USA on July 6, where it immediately shot to the top of the free chart on Apple's iTunes App Store. (more...)
Pakistan's comments on situation in J&K reflects its continued attachment to terrorism Pakistan's comments on situation in J&K reflects its continued attachment to terrorism
- July 11, 2016

On the other hand, five people including a teenage girl were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and government forces in India-held Kashmir after a popular separatist leader was shot dead, police said, taking the toll to 23. Kashmir has been divided between rivals India and Pakistan since 1947, but both claim the territory in its entirety. Inspector-General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani described Wani's killing as the "biggest success against militants" in recent years. (more...)