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PS4 4.5 Update Out Tomorrow, Here's Everything It Adds PS4 4.5 Update Out Tomorrow, Here's Everything It Adds
- March 12, 2017

After the update drops tomorrow, the resolution of the image on your TV shouldn't change when you enter VR mode. Additionally, the resolution quality for PlayStation VR's cinematic mode will improve with the update, jumping from 90 Hz to 120 HZ if your screen size is set to small or medium. (more...)
AAP riding high on exit poll AAP riding high on exit poll
- March 12, 2017

Ashutosh Sengar joint in-charge of AAP Maharashtra unit said, "Our party has organised MMR Celebration Program on 11 March at GTB Nagar when the assembly poll results of the five states will be declared". "We believe in hard work, hard work for people, hard work in the assembly", Mr Bharti had said. Analysing the party's performance, Pramod Kumar, director at the Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh, said a leadership deficit and the absence of a transformational agenda ... (more...)
Warm ocean temperatures cause another mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef Warm ocean temperatures cause another mass bleaching event on Great Barrier Reef
- March 12, 2017

The unusually high temperatures of the water are affecting the population of corals . "We are seeing a decrease in the stress tolerance of these corals", Neal Cantin, a reef scientist with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, said. (more...)
Stand Your Ground Denied In Movie Theater Shooting Stand Your Ground Denied In Movie Theater Shooting
- March 11, 2017

The Stand Your Ground law allows Florida residents to use deadly force to defend their property or their lives. Reeves, now 74, faces a charge of second-degree murder for shooting Chad Oulson on January 13, 2014 in a Pasco County movie theater. (more...)
Officials, businessman deny Flynn lobbied for Turkish gov't Officials, businessman deny Flynn lobbied for Turkish gov't
- March 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Flynn registered the Flynn Intel Group, his now-defunct consulting firm, as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act for work on behalf of a firm owned by a Turkish national with links to Turkish institutions. He said he couldn't say whether Trump would still have hired Flynn if he had known of the work. Erdogan has blamed Gulen's opposition group for an attempted 2016 coup and has sought his extradition. (more...)
NASA Found an Indian Spacecraft Lost Since 2009 NASA Found an Indian Spacecraft Lost Since 2009
- March 11, 2017

The craft was reportedly located a total of seven times in three months since July 2016. According to Nasa, to find the spacecraft 3.80 lakh km away, the JPL team used its 70-metre antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. (more...)
FBI Director James Comey expects to serve out term FBI Director James Comey expects to serve out term
- March 10, 2017

His comments come after Wikileaks dumped a trove of CIA documents revealing various hacking tools the agency reportedly uses to gather data and intelligence, including turning smart devices, such as phones and TV's, into surveillance devices. (more...)
AT&T: Outages causing issues for customers calling 911 fixed AT&T: Outages causing issues for customers calling 911 fixed
- March 10, 2017

The outage is particularly significant given AT&T's position in the mobile phone market. These AT&T customers did not experience any disruption in normal service when dialing 7-digit or 10-digit phone numbers. Outages were reported across the country, including by law enforcement in Alabama. Less than an hour later, AT&T said it had "resolved" the 911-outage problem and repeated its apology. (more...)
Congress wants NASA to hurry up and get to Mars Congress wants NASA to hurry up and get to Mars
- March 10, 2017

The bill, NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (S.442), was approved on March in the House of Representatives by a voice vote with no members against it, weeks after the legislation passed the Senate unanimously on February 17. On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who originally introduced the bill, said , "the future of the USA space program is now more secure and stable, and we have provided much-needed certainty to the missions of the International Space Station and Johnson ... (more...)
IBM Researchers Store Data At Atomic Level On The World's Smallest Magnet IBM Researchers Store Data At Atomic Level On The World's Smallest Magnet
- March 10, 2017

To read from and write to single-atom magnets the scientists used two high-precision methods based on a scanning tunneling microscope , which is essentially a sharp, atom-thick metallic tip that is scanned along a surface. The STM also uses liquid helium for cooling that allows the atoms to retain their magnetic orientations long enough to be written and read . It also plans to use the scanning tunneling microscope to investigate quantum information processing by leveraging individual ... (more...)
Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360 Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360
- March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, Vimeo officially joined the ranks of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by updating its own website and adding support for 360-degree videos to it. Facebook 360, available to download from the Oculus app, is now only available on Samsung Gear VR and Gear VR-compatible headsets. Want to view immersive, 360-degree Facebook photos or videos in your Samsung Gear VR headset, like this White House tour? The mobile VR headset, you may recall, was developed in ... (more...)
Technicals in Focus for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Technicals in Focus for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
- March 09, 2017

The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $11, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $5. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 625,804 shares of company stock worth $7,341,543 in the last 90 days. Best time to invest in stock market is when things are on odd side, and it's not easy how to pick stocks. (more...)
Gigantic Magnetic Shield Can Make Mars Fit For Human Habitation, Suggests NASA Gigantic Magnetic Shield Can Make Mars Fit For Human Habitation, Suggests NASA
- March 08, 2017

The planet is also far colder than Earth due to the distance from the sun and is usually around 60 degrees Celsius on the surface. NASA believes that Mars once had a thick atmosphere with deep oceans filled with water, and a warmer habitable climate but solar winds have changed it over the period, mainly because it had lost its protective magnetic field billions of years ago . (more...)
Lightning Storm On Earth Captured By NOAA Weather Satellite Lightning Storm On Earth Captured By NOAA Weather Satellite
- March 08, 2017

This image shows lightning data captured on February 14, 2017 over the course of an hour and displayed over an image of the Western Hemisphere from the Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16. The lightning mapper is just one of a suite of high-tech tools created to help forecasters track storms and issue timely severe weather warnings. Better lightning maps could even help forecasters and firefighters identify dry areas that are susceptible to lightning-sparked wildfires. (more...)
Bezos's Blue Origin Signs Eutelsat as First Rocket Customer Bezos's Blue Origin Signs Eutelsat as First Rocket Customer
- March 08, 2017

Once these two companies are able to produce these rockets, the era of heavy-lift rockets will be underway, and will not only lead to the launch of larger satellites, but could also help pave the way for future space exploration. The engine is expected to be ready for take off by 2019. The rocket's payload capacity to low Earth orbit, a few hundred miles in altitude, will be almost 100,000 pounds, or 45 metric tons, Bezos said . (more...)
Why are pandas black and white? Why are pandas black and white?
- March 07, 2017

Other species of bears have only one color. Have you ever wonder why Panda is black and white? "Understanding why the giant panda has such striking coloration has been a long-standing problem in biology that has been hard to tackle because virtually no other mammal has this appearance, making analogies hard", said lead author Tim Caro, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. (more...)
Conservative news chief details call with "p---ed off" Trump
- March 07, 2017

The president risked incriminating himself by tweeting about his alleged wire-tapping, which some of his aides found out about with the rest of the country. The Fox News senior judicial analyst said the NSA is allowed by law to capture "all digital information" within the United States and the president can obtain transcribed copies of those intercepted communications. (more...)
Try This DIY Fix To Protect Nintendo Switch Display From Scratches Try This DIY Fix To Protect Nintendo Switch Display From Scratches
- March 07, 2017

But that portability leads to a potential problem, Wired and other critics noted: "Lose your console while traveling, or have it stolen, and your progress is unrestorable". "These are normal and should not be considered a defect". Thanks to improvements in screen technology and manufacturing dead pixels are not as widespread an issue as they once were, though they aren't unheard of on new LCD screens. (more...)
Outlast 2 Release Date Revealed By Red Barrels Studio Outlast 2 Release Date Revealed By Red Barrels Studio
- March 07, 2017

The developers took to Twitter to announce the release date and while they specified that Outlast 2 will release "digitally" on April 25th, they went on to clarify that the game would be seeing a digital and physical release at that date. (more...)
China Opposes North Korea Missile Launches - Foreign Ministry China Opposes North Korea Missile Launches - Foreign Ministry
- March 07, 2017

Han also said North Korea is now seeking to develop various types of missiles, including short-range models that can fly 120 kilometers, or even intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach as far as 120,000 km. Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn denounced the launches as "a grave provocation to the worldwide community". The ramped-up tests come as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for a nuclear and missile program that can deter what he calls US and South Korean hostility toward ... (more...)
Microsoft Surface Phone: Game Changer or Just an Over-Hyped Pretender? Microsoft Surface Phone: Game Changer or Just an Over-Hyped Pretender?
- March 06, 2017

Technology enthusiasts will probably have to wait a little longer to get a glimpse of Microsoft's next Surface Pro, as it will reportedly be launched in spring this year. Another edge that the Surface tablet will have is its 12.3-inch UHD/4K screen, which the iPad Pro won't be able to match, pixel for pixel. As a result of that, unfortunately, a lot of people might actually end up buying the new iPad Pro if it comes out before Surface Pro 5. (more...)
Leading French Presidential Candidate Faces Jail Time over Tweet Leading French Presidential Candidate Faces Jail Time over Tweet
- March 05, 2017

French prosecutors in the city of Nanterre had asked for the lifting of the immunity that Le Pen enjoys as a member of the European Parliament after they opened a preliminary investigation. Le Pen's chief of staff, Catherine Griset, has been charged as part of investigations into the allegations . If no candidate achieves a majority in April, a run-off election will take place between the top two the following month. (more...)
Range Rover Velar Officially Revealed
- March 05, 2017

It will also learn your route to work and work out the best way possible. Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the newest addition to the Range Rover family aimed at "filling the white space" between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. (more...)
Yelp will help you find businesses with gender inclusive restrooms Yelp will help you find businesses with gender inclusive restrooms
- March 04, 2017

Starting Friday, the crowdsourced review site Yelp is rolling out the ability to search for businesses that have non gender-specific restrooms ― typically private, locking restrooms that are open to people of all genders. "The product team got it done within a couple of days". As further evidence of Yelp's stance, the company highlighted its public support of Gavin Grimm, the transgender teenager whose bathroom case will be heard by the Supreme Court this month. (more...)
Alligator Strolls Across Florida Golf Course Carrying a Big Fish
- March 04, 2017

Respess said she and her brother were at the 10th hole when they spotted the gator walking between a pond and another body of water carrying the fish. He's holding onto that fish! "I'm glad you got the fish", she said in the video. "That's fantastic, I've never seen that before", Respress can be heard saying in the video. (more...)