Science


Tibet's PM in-exile slams China for opposing Dalai-Mukherjee meet
- December 19, 2016

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup responded: "His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader". Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Saturday criticised China for objecting to Dalai Lama's meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee asserting India did the "right thing" which Beijing "should not" oppose. (more...)
Will Smith Wants To Be In Gotham City Sirens
- December 18, 2016

It's unlikely at this point that David Ayers would direct due to his involvement with Gotham City Sirens and a possible Suicide Squad sequel . In addition to the casting rumor, Fox has reportedly ordered several comic books exploring when Harley Quinn , who will be portrayed again by Margot Robbie in the movie, and Poison Ivy first become friends. (more...)
Nintendo Is Taking The Switch On The Road Before Launch
- December 18, 2016

Ahead of its release in March 2017, Nintendo will be taking the Nintendo Switch on tour across all of North America. It's for the Nintendo Switch , and it reveals that the console's screen unit has a patent for being inserted into a wearable VR headset. (more...)
Evernote Flip-Flops on Privacy Policy After Backlash
- December 18, 2016

Now, no Evernote staff will be be able to read notes unless users opt in. Additionally, users can't opt out of this scary change either. Evernote has made a decision to "revisit" its controversial privacy policy following a swift backlash from its users. (more...)
Mourners pack auditorium for John Glenn's life celebration Mourners pack auditorium for John Glenn's life celebration
- December 18, 2016

A public viewing for the first American to orbit Earth is scheduled to stretch at least eight hours starting at noon on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus. At the end of his fourth term in the Senate, Glenn returned to space at age 77. The former veteran of two wars had been in declining health and was hospitalized more than a week earlier. (more...)
Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes formal £11.7bn bid to take over Sky
- December 18, 2016

A planned buyout of Sky by Murdoch-owned News International in 2011 was abandoned over fears about the damage it would do to media plurality and the fallout from the phone hacking scandal. "As a result, the Independent Committee unanimously agreed that we have a proposal that we can put to Sky shareholders and recommend". After winning the backing of Sky's independent directors, Fox will need to secure regulatory approval in Europe and Britain. (more...)
Wreaths Across America ceremony set for Saturday
- December 18, 2016

A Remembering Our Veterans campaign is under way to raise funds for wreaths for Center Cemetery in New Milford. This is Farone's first year participating in National Wreaths Across America Day and he said he hopes to make this a yearly event. (more...)
These were the top searches on Google in 2016
- December 18, 2016

The multi-state lottery's record $1.6 billion prize in January and $429 million payout in June had ticket holders Googling winning numbers and gave Powerball the No. You can see the FULL list of Google's most searched terms of 2016 here. Manchester United's record signing Paul Pogba was the most searched for football player. (more...)
Oakland bird count expected to be largest in world
- December 18, 2016

It was a chilly morning, with below-freezing temperatures, but the bird watchers bundled up in parkas, scarves, hats and snow boots, carrying their binoculars, cameras, notebooks and pens to keep track of all the different species they spotted and heard. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation Partners with TomTom to Bring Location-Based Services to Azure Microsoft Corporation Partners with TomTom to Bring Location-Based Services to Azure
- December 17, 2016

TomTom announced today that they are to partner with Microsoft to bring location-based services to Microsoft's Azure platform. The target market for the resulting services are developers building location-aware enterprise, mobile, web and Internet of Things applications, according to Microsoft. (more...)
General Motors Now Testing Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads in MI General Motors Now Testing Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads in MI
- December 17, 2016

This announcement comes on the heels of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signing the SAVE Act legislation. The company also announced it would begin building fully autonomous Bolts on the assembly line where regular Bolts are made, in order to gain experience in manufacturing autonomous vehicles. (more...)
Vine will be reborn as Vine Camera, but don't get too excited
- December 17, 2016

Once Vine Camera is live, users will no longer be able to download their Vines via the app. All of your Vines will continue to live on the vine.co website so you can browse all of the awesome videos you created over the years. When you download your files through the website, the company provides you with an index.html file that not only features the video, but also the captions, number of likes, comments, and revines. (more...)
Facebook Says It Will Stamp Out Fake News
- December 17, 2016

Jones also threatened to sue the fact-checking site Snopes for "their treacherous, tortuous interference and all the rest of it". Maybe you're a seasoned media connoisseur. The move toward human moderation is something of a reversal for Facebook. The company has had a fraught relationship with using human editors to moderate content on its site. (more...)
Dylann Roof convicted in racially motivated church massacre Dylann Roof convicted in racially motivated church massacre
- December 17, 2016

Dylann Roof was found guilty Thursday by a federal jury for the massacre past year of nine black parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. Dylann Roof could face the death penalty. "But he does not get to choose who they were", Williams said. Bruck had previously indicated in a court filing that he would raise the issue of Roof's mental health, which could be a mitigating factor to avoid a death sentence. (more...)
Twitch loosens guidelines with new IRL category Twitch loosens guidelines with new IRL category
- December 17, 2016

Starting today, users will be able to stream and document personal trips and events, offer updates relating to their channel, and discuss the ups and downs of everyday life. IRL content can either be recorded or live, with the FAQ that Twitch launched for IRL requiring streamers to actively interact with the audience when such content is being streamed. (more...)
US Ethics Office Says Donald Trump Should Divest His Businesses US Ethics Office Says Donald Trump Should Divest His Businesses
- December 17, 2016

She appears in the photos alongside her visibly jubilant father and West - who recently endorsed Mr Trump. In November, Kanye told groups of onlookers at a Saint Pablo Tour show he didn't vote, yet in the event that he did, he would have voted in favor of Trump. (more...)
LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017
- December 16, 2016

Dubbed the 32UD99, this 32-inch 4K monitor sports the kind of specs typically found in high-end 4K HDR TVs, such as much wider contrasts and much richer blacks as defined by HDR10 standards. Most notably, one of the monitors will be the company's first foray into HDR displays, as we rush headlong into the future of 4K and HDR content. Of course, the gaming community's more serious players will probably be looking at a much larger 4K experience with HDR TVs, so this PC monitor is actually ... (more...)
Corpus Christi halts tap water use due to chemical leak
- December 16, 2016

The Gulf of Mexico coastal city, home to oil and petrochemicals operations and a large port, asked residents to avoid using tap water until it can confirm water safety. Local stores have reported a rush in demand for bottled water. September 16, 2015: The final area under a water boil advisory receives the all-clear from city officials. (more...)
Xbox One now supports 300 backwards compatible games
- December 16, 2016

Snipers on the roof? Going into detail on an announcement made in late October, Microsoft said that Dolby Atmos will be supported in games as well as in the Xbox One's Blu-ray app. Still, it does at least give some legitimacy to Xbox One touting the feature, something PS4 isn't able to offer - besides the so-so PlayStation Now streaming service and the occasional HD PS2 title. (more...)
Modern Warfare Remastered adds microtransactions in latest update
- December 16, 2016

In fact, it sold 50% fewer than copies at retail in the USA than last year's Black Ops 3 . Each supply drop contains a random amount of cosmetic items that have different rarities, similarly to other shooters these days like CS:GO, Overwatch and more. (more...)
Ben Affleck's Batman Gets Released In 2018 Ben Affleck's Batman Gets Released In 2018
- December 16, 2016

Ben Affleck recently went on an interview to promote his movie, "The Accountant" and other upcoming projects that include the awaited DC movie centered exclusively on Batman. The hunk said, "It's a joy to hang out with them, I think the meaning of life is to make good people". I'm really mindful of that. After the public dubbed the 2003 Marvel movie boring despite Affleck fitting the role just well , the actor wanted to prove that he could do better. (more...)
Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' Is Officially Available for iPhone and iPad Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' Is Officially Available for iPhone and iPad
- December 16, 2016

He views Super Mario Run as an opportunity to "make a game that the broadest audience of people could play" and introduce the game's characters and properties to a newer audience. Nintendo's strong level designs comes to the rescue by offering highly replayable stages, but they also feature the same three-hit boss fights with Bowser and Boom Boom over and over. (more...)
Microsoft Edge will start blocking Flash by default Microsoft Edge will start blocking Flash by default
- December 16, 2016

However, Microsoft hasn't revealed the "top sites" for which the Flash contents will be allowed to run. The latter is useful if the site is visited regularly, and if Flash content is an integral part of the site. The update is due to roll out to the upcoming Windows Insiders preview builds, with Microsoft planning to have the feature in a stable form for the release of the Windows 10 Creator's Update in 2017. (more...)
General Motors' (GM) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays PLC
- December 15, 2016

Williams Jones & Associates LLC now owns 41,079 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $1,291,000 after buying an additional 5,710 shares during the last quarter. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at http://sportsperspectives.com/2016/12/13/ford-motor-co-f-position-increased-by-blackrock-fund-advisors/. (more...)
IBM plans to Hire 25000 Workers in US Next Year IBM plans to Hire 25000 Workers in US Next Year
- December 15, 2016

She said that we should stop thinking about blue collar or white collar jobs, but instead train for what she calls "collar jobs". IBM had almost 378,000 employees at the end of 2015, according to the company's annual report . IBM was not immediately able to confirm whether the hiring or investment plans were new. In fact, the company has made it clear that it will end 2016 with "Our US.workforce about the same size as it was at the beginning of the year". (more...)