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Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked Ford recalling 53000 trucks that can roll away while parked
- April 03, 2017

These vehicles are equipped with a damaged park rod actuating plate that may not function properly when the driver moves the shift lever to park. Even more alarming is the issue the trucks are being recalled for: there's the possibility they could roll away while parked. (more...)
European Union wants 'progress' on Brexit divorce before talks on new ties European Union wants 'progress' on Brexit divorce before talks on new ties
- April 03, 2017

The EU27 does not and will not pursue a punitive approach. "In this context, the Union should also recognise existing bilateral agreements and arrangements between the United Kingdom and Ireland which are compatible with EU law", the document says. (more...)
Total War: Warhammer 2 announced; first Trailer and Images Revealed Total War: Warhammer 2 announced; first Trailer and Images Revealed
- April 03, 2017

Total War: Warhammer II takes place in mystery-shrouded continents far to the west of The Old World, and features four new races from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world including High Elves , Dark Elves , Lizardmen , and a fourth yet to be revealed. (more...)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Shattered A Spacewalking Record
- April 02, 2017

Astronauts at the International Space Station were on a spacewalk when a large debris shield got away. Whitson, the world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman has just set another record, her eighth spacewalk . Of course, eventually you'll find what you dropped and move on with your life, but the same can't be said for NASA astronauts working on the International Space Station. (more...)
SpaceX makes history by successfully launching recycled rocket booster
- April 02, 2017

The rocket rose into the sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:27 pm (2227 GMT), on a mission to send a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based company SES into a distant orbit. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is about to launch its first recycled rocket. It was then refurbished and tested, before being integrated into another Falcon 9 rocket which completed a successful launch today. (more...)
Samsung to recycle millions of recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones
- April 02, 2017

For Note 7 units intended for recycling, Samsung said it will remove components like semiconductors and camera modules, and use them for testing of other products. The Korean office of Greenpeace, which conducted a campaign since last November calling for the recycling of the Note 7, hailed Samsung's latest move. (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7
- April 02, 2017

The Galaxy S8 is certainly an impressive device, but most of us probably have a voice at the back of our heads asking if this will be another Galaxy Note 7. The voice-activated feature can handle numerous functions done via touch and can recognise and retrieve information from the web when a user scans an object, such as an item of clothing or book, with their camera. (more...)
57-year-old breaks record for female space walks
- April 02, 2017

But her accomplishments don't stop there. The space walk formally began at 7:29am when Whitson and her NASA colleague Shane Kimbrough switched their spacesuits to battery power before venturing into space. On April 6 , Whitson will extend her record when she heads outside of the Space Station for her ninth spacewalk . NASA says they'll know well in advance if there's any risk of the object flying back in and colliding with the space station, but at this stage, that's highly unlikely. (more...)
First recycled rocket launch a success First recycled rocket launch a success
- April 02, 2017

A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport, in Orlando, Florida. Manny engineers are criticising Elon Musk and his totally insane ideas, but SpaceX CEO never looks back! Thursday's launch marked a huge step toward that goal. (more...)
April Fools' Day Comet To Zoom By Earth Today, No Kidding! April Fools' Day Comet To Zoom By Earth Today, No Kidding!
- April 02, 2017

Because of the untimeliness of its visit, many are now calling it the April Fools' Day comet. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák is named after its three discoverers -Horace Tuttle, Michael Giacobini and L'ubor Kresák - who tracked the comet separately over almost a century. (more...)
SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap
- April 01, 2017

The first stage landed on an ocean platform nearly a year ago after a launch for NASA. SpaceX refurbished and tested the 15-foot booster, still sporting its nine original engines. The move is believed to reduce costs while boosting speed. "We just had an incredible day today", SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said during a live webcast of the launch. (more...)
Reliance Jio Extends Prime Membership Till April 15 As Free Era Ends Reliance Jio Extends Prime Membership Till April 15 As Free Era Ends
- April 01, 2017

As per the offer, if you subscribe to Jio Prime membership through Jio Money wallet app, you get Rs 50 cashback. Alternatively, you can also download JioMoney wallet app and recharge your Jio number, or even make the recharge using Paytm. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding, floats away
- April 01, 2017

As the drama unfolded, Peggy Whitson set a record for the most spacewalks by a woman - eight - and the most accumulated time spent spacewalking - just over 53 hours. Mission Control said there was no risk of it hitting the space station. On April 24, she will break another record - this time for the most cumulative days in space by an American - when she passes 534 in orbit, longer than current title holder Jeff Williams. (more...)
Manatee Protection Status Downgraded By Feds Manatee Protection Status Downgraded By Feds
- April 01, 2017

Despite improvements, "manatees are still in danger", said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity . So many countries in the Antillean manatee's range are experiencing increased habitat destruction. Conservation efforts by local governments, industries, businesses and private citizens contributed to the manatees' recovery, though challenges remain, FWS representatives warned. (more...)
Stock Tesla Model S P100D Versus Modified P100DL Stock Tesla Model S P100D Versus Modified P100DL
- March 31, 2017

It will still be awesome. Instead, he says customers should think of the Model 3 as similar to the BMW 3 Series or Audi A4, while the Model S is like a BMW 5 or 6 Series - different cars but sold side by side. The Model 3 will still be like nothing else out there - the self-driving features, the range and styling, the predicted next-gen HUD system - which should result in a lot of leeway from early adopters. (more...)
Man's body found inside python Man's body found inside python
- March 31, 2017

Akbar Salubiro (25), from a remote village in Indonesia, went missing on Sunday night when he wanted to go and harvest palm oil on a nearby island. Anxious relatives launched a search for Akbar after he did not return home from the family's plantation on Sunday. (more...)
World's oldest spacewoman sets spacewalking record
- March 31, 2017

The spacewalkers hooked up heater cables to the port Thursday. Whitson, by the way, is the oldest woman in space. This will serve as the second of two docking ports for the future SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules. The spacewalkers will replace cameras on the Japanese segment of the outpost. Whitson earned a doctorate in biochemistry and served as the first female space station commander in 2008. (more...)
Thousands gather at United Nations to oppose BDS
- March 30, 2017

The Obama administration allowed through the resolution in December", - which described eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as "occupied Palestinian territory - as one of its last acts, triggering bitter recriminations from Israel's government. (more...)
Bernie Madoff Fraud Victim Jumps To Death At Manhattan Hotel Bernie Madoff Fraud Victim Jumps To Death At Manhattan Hotel
- March 30, 2017

Charles Murphy - driven to despair after losing millions in the Madoff Ponzi scheme of 2008 - added his wife to the deed of their Upper East Side mansion just three weeks before his death, public records show. Overall, Fairfield squandered almost $50 million when Madoff's Ponzi scheme was exposed, according to the Wall Street Journal . Murphy and his partners were defendants in an $80 million lawsuit brought against Madoff by defrauded investors, according to the Daily News. (more...)
House votes to let ISPs sell-off customers' browsing history
- March 30, 2017

Critics say the rules opened the door to potential government rate regulation, tighter oversight and would provide fewer incentives to invest billions in broadband infrastructure. By overturning the FCC rule under the Congressional Review Act , lawmakers effectively precluded the FCC from restoring these rules in the future. (more...)
Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone
- March 30, 2017

The report explained that many of Trump's advisors and aides, not to mention the Secret Service, had issue with the president using the "old, unsecured Android phone". Now that President Trump and Apple's leadership are on friendly terms, the decision of the president to use an iPhone suggests he has buried the hatchet. (more...)
Samsung details new Bixby voice assistant, plans to integrate into future products
- March 30, 2017

Samsung has had voice assistants before, and if you owned a previous Samsung device you probably didn't use them, but this one is different, says the Korean electronics giant. Previously rumoured to be in production - after an "accidental" leak - Samsung has finally confirmed that its latest device will feature a voice-activated assistant . (more...)
Emmy Rossum is the latest victim of Hollywood robberies Emmy Rossum is the latest victim of Hollywood robberies
- March 30, 2017

Officer Irma Mota of the Los Angeles Police Department's media-relations office confirmed to People magazine that the crime, first reported by TMZ .com, occurred between last Wednesday and Friday, and that the LAPD commercial-crimes unit was investigating. (more...)
Einhorn's Greenlight Capital urges GM to create two share classes Einhorn's Greenlight Capital urges GM to create two share classes
- March 30, 2017

Greenlight Capital said the move would help the carmaker improve its financial flexibility and boost the stock's value. The proposal doesn't address the fundamental factors driving GM's valuation lower - such as plateauing USA sales, as well as capital required to develop electrified vehicles, smart mobility strategies, and driverless vehicle technology in a changing industry. (more...)
Gaikwad episode: Sena to wait before moving privilege motion Gaikwad episode: Sena to wait before moving privilege motion
- March 29, 2017

But just to hide their careless attitude and cheating towards lakhs of Air India passengers, they tried to create a picture that I was continuously demanding for business class seat. "Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) had sought an amicable resolution of the issue". He said violence of any kind on an aircraft can be "disastrous". Sources said Gaikwad, Lok Sabha MP from Osmanabad (Maharashtra), had two open tickets with AI, issued before the scrap aboard the flight from Pune to Delhi. (more...)