Science


Prank Website Crashes iPhones, Chrome, And Firefox Browsers
- January 25, 2016

On the iPhone, once the crashsafari.com has done its work, the only recourse for the user is to reboot the phone. Not only did it crash the Safari browser when we tried it, but it caused the computer to grind to a halt until we finally managed to shut down Safari. (more...)
CDC expands Zika virus alert; 22 destinations on list CDC expands Zika virus alert; 22 destinations on list
- January 25, 2016

If that's the case you should contact your doctor right away. Spread by mosquitoes, Zika virus been linked to surge in babies born in Brazil with smaller than normal heads, a rare condition known as microcephaly . In Colombia, which has the second highest Zika infection rate after Brazil, the government is advising women to delay becoming pregnant for six to eight months to avoid the risk. (more...)
Astronaut Becomes First Briton to Walk in Space
- January 25, 2016

Almost five hours into Friday's spacewalk , Kopra, 52, reported that his helmet pad was damp and a ball of water had collected in his helmet, prompting NASA to end the mission. The pair have to complete the task in complete darkness because Nasa is anxious that the broken power unit may short circuit in solar rays and electrocute the astronauts. (more...)
Harris, Roby both active for AFC championship Harris, Roby both active for AFC championship
- January 25, 2016

Earlier in the day, in the AFC , the Denver Broncos narrowly survived a late-game push from the New England Patriots to emerge with a win. Brady hit a double-covered Rob Gronkowski in the back of the end zone on fourth down to set up the potential tie. (more...)
Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company
- January 24, 2016

According to sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal , Steve Zadesky is allegedly departing for personal reasons-the details of which are unknown at this time, as is the exact timeframe for Zadesky's departure. Following that, he went on to head-up product development for Apple, and had a hand in some of the company's most successful product launches ever, including the iPod and iPhone. (more...)
US adds more countries to Zika travel alert
- January 24, 2016

Alarm over thousands of birth defects blamed on the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread on Friday, as the United States expanded a travel warning for pregnant women. However, there are concerns for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant who are bitten; they could give birth to a baby with Microcephaly. Although the Zika virus has been reported on since the 1940s, it's a relatively new disease to strike Latin America with several countries reporting their first case within the ... (more...)
Kate del Castillo Breaks Silence About El Chapo Interview
- January 23, 2016

One text reportedly said: "I'll tell you, I am more excited about you than the (movie) script". Images released to a Mexican newspaper showed that Penn and Del Castillo were under surveillance . Penn had his own implied criticism for Mexican forces, expressing surprise that a soldier at a checkpoint waved his vehicle through on the way to the meeting with Guzman in October. (more...)
David Bowie's Collaborators Discuss the Messages He Left Us on 'Blackstar'
- January 23, 2016

The event, which organisers spent the last seven months planning, will now memorialise Bowie's life and his profound influence on music. We are all deeply saddened by this news. Now, nearly 5,000 fans have signed an online petition which is entitled: "Say no to David Bowie dead". Spotify said Monday that streams of Bowie's songs had increased by 2,700% compared to the day before. (more...)
California Joins New York In Wanting To Ban Encrypted Phones California Joins New York In Wanting To Ban Encrypted Phones
- January 22, 2016

Introduced by California assembly member Jim Cooper, the bill is nearly a carbon copy of the NY bill. Neither Google nor Apple has made a comment on the Assembly Bill 1681 as yet. Apple has already publicly criticized the U.K.'s not-dissimilar draft Investigatory Powers Bill, a.k.a. the "snooper's charter", arguing that forcing companies to create backdoors in encryption services like iMessage could "hurt law-abiding citizens". (more...)
Hubble Unveils a Tapestry of Dazzling Diamond-Like Stars Hubble Unveils a Tapestry of Dazzling Diamond-Like Stars
- January 22, 2016

The big bright star is supergiant HD 93129Aa , one of the hottest and most brilliant stars in the Milky Way . Even if spiral galaxies or nebulae catch the eye of the general public, seeing how Hubble takes an impressive photo of Trumpler 14, open star clusters could easily be classified as one of the most attractive cosmic structures out there. (more...)
Huawei rumored to launch four Huawei P9 variants Huawei rumored to launch four Huawei P9 variants
- January 22, 2016

As per the report, the P9 will be the the successor of P8 series, which was announced a year ago. Along with the expected Huawei P9 there is believed to be another three versions in the works including a more affordable version called the Huawei P9Lite will deliver some of the best bits of the flagship with a lower price tag. (more...)
Four Huawei P9 versions reportedly coming this year Four Huawei P9 versions reportedly coming this year
- January 22, 2016

Last year, Huawei released three P8 smartphones: the regular, 5.2-inch P8, the affordable 5.0-inch P8 lite, and the giant 6.8-inch P8max. Huawei is expected to launch four versions of its upcoming flagship smartphone P9, according to a report by VentureBeat . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 - One Month To The Release? Samsung Galaxy S7 - One Month To The Release?
- January 22, 2016

Importantly, many believe that Samsung will release the Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820 chipset in several global markets, most notably in the United States. Therefore we have to wait for few more days to get the complete official details. Given the hype surrounding the Huawei Mate 8 during the Consumer Electronics Show, it is worth comparing the device to some of the best that we now enjoy. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's "Nightmare Scenario" Unfolding with Sanders Surge — NBC's Andrea Mitchell
- January 22, 2016

Sanders' trip to the Granite State came two days after a CNN/WMUR poll showed him leading Clinton 60 to 33 percent in New Hampshire . "I am not interested in ideas that sound good on paper but will never make it in real life". I've worked with both of them a long time . Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded jabs Tuesday over the decision by progressive groups like Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign to endorse Clinton . (more...)
It's premature to say who was behind the Charsadda varsity attack: FO It's premature to say who was behind the Charsadda varsity attack: FO
- January 22, 2016

He said that Pakistan desires peace in Afghanistan and the recent Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad was a big step in that direction. "The two NSAs have not met but they have been in touch". He said there was positive response from Saudi Arabia and Iran to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's initiative to defuse tension between the two countries. (more...)
Microsoft's new alarm app wakes you with physical challenges Microsoft's new alarm app wakes you with physical challenges
- January 21, 2016

Say hello to Mimicker Alarm , which makes you play a game or it keeps shouting at you. If you don't finish the game in time the alarm will start ringing again as the app assumes you fell asleep again. The app is open source, so developers can read through the code to get a better understanding of how it works. While most of us wake up at an intolerable hour to the sounds of wind chimes, some European techno, or just a really annoying buzzer, Microsoft has other plans for our morning ritual. (more...)
Amazon giving full refunds for hoverboard returns Amazon giving full refunds for hoverboard returns
- January 21, 2016

The government agency is seeing an "increasing number of serious injuries and emergency room visits". Videos of kids, parents and celebrities falling off hoverboards filled social media after the holidays. After multiple reports of hoverboards catching fire, Amazon removed several brands from its site. In addition, users are recommended to charge in an open area away from combustible items; wear proper safety gear before riding (including a helmet, wrist guards and elbow and knee pads); ... (more...)
Spacewalk suspended after leak in United States astronaut`s helmet
- January 21, 2016

In 2013 ISS Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano developed a similar problem which was likewise resolved by stopping the spacewalk prematurely. Kopra along with British astronaut, Tim Peake , were tasked with repairing a broken solar power unit , which had been down since last November. (more...)
Skype for Android lets users schedule calls, open Office files Skype for Android lets users schedule calls, open Office files
- January 21, 2016

It came soon after the company launched video-calling feature in Skype to compete with its major rival, Hangouts, owned by Google. While scheduling calls from Outlook is already possible, you can now schedule these calls on Outlook directly from the Skype app. (more...)
Hillary Trails Bernie in New Hampshire By...27 Points — CNN Poll
- January 21, 2016

This poll is no exception. The race to become the Democratic presidential nominee is heating up exponentially as candidates race toward the Iowa caucus, which is set for February 1st, less than two weeks away. Students who vote Democratic are divided. The talking points they are putting out there, however, are less than convincing, as I learned as a guest on the public radio show "To the Point" yesterday, when I heard a Sanders supporter argue that an Iowa win would greatly boost ... (more...)
UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 2005 UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 2005
- January 21, 2016

Unemployment in the United Kingdom has fallen to its lowest rate in more than a decade -but the wage growth has slowed, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS ). There were 31.39 million people in work from September to November 2015, that's 267,000 more than in June to August 2015 and 588,000 more than a year earlier. (more...)
Spacewalk Cut Short After Water Leaks Into Astronaut's Helmet Spacewalk Cut Short After Water Leaks Into Astronaut's Helmet
- January 20, 2016

The spacewalk was scheduled to last six hours, but it ended early Friday morning after 4 hours and 43 minutes, according to NASA . The replacement voltage regulator unit is nicknamed "Dusty", because it arrived on the space station back in 1999, said NASA commentator Rob Navias. (more...)
David Bowie Secretly Cremated
- January 20, 2016

Visconti said he first learned the singer had cancer after he arrived at a Blackstar recording session in NY previous year with no eyebrows. In the lead up to his death the 69-year-old created one final album as his parting gift to fans, Blackstar , which was released on his birthday on January 8. (more...)
Exciting updates to Xbox One start rolling out today
- January 19, 2016

In an interview with Gamespot , Microsoft's Mike Nichols said during the time that it is possibly the most significant update in the history of Xbox One . Your activity feed will inform you when there are new items in your feed, much as it does already in the Xbox Beta app on Windows 10. Raise your hand if you're sick of looking at all those "ready-to-install" games? Hide games from the ready-to-install list - The ability to hide trials, games and apps from the Ready to Install list has ... (more...)
New Nintendo NX Hybrid Console Release Date Set New Nintendo NX Hybrid Console Release Date Set
- January 08, 2016

The information available regarding the Nintendo NX is very vague. Iwata announced Super Mario in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS portable video game system. Details are extremely scarce surrounding the new console which will take up the reins following the underwhelming Wii U as Nintendo seek a return to the sort of form that saw an entire generation captivated by the Nintendo 64 and to a lesser extent, the criminally underrated GameCube. (more...)