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Meteor shower to light up Vietnamese skies this weekend Meteor shower to light up Vietnamese skies this weekend
- April 22, 2017

Jonesing for a meteor shower? The clouds could hold off long enough for stargazers to get a glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower . Since the moon will be almost to its new moon phase, expect excellent moon-less viewing conditions this year. (more...)
1st tropical depression of season forms far from land 1st tropical depression of season forms far from land
- April 22, 2017

Prior to Arlene, there had been only one tropical storm on record during April from 1851 to 2016, according to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory . Recently, though, some have started to look at whether the warming of the ocean waters that fuel tropical systems might stretch the hurricane season out. (more...)
This Arizona woman announced her pregnancy using a Unicorn Frappuccino This Arizona woman announced her pregnancy using a Unicorn Frappuccino
- April 22, 2017

With a ridiculous amount of sugar per serving ( more than 50 grams in a small!), and stuffed with more potentially carcinogenic food dye than in the Dow chemical plant, this latest drink trend looks like it just exists for Instagram likes, and tastes like sweet, merciful death. (more...)
EBay reports $2.2bn in Q1 revenue, buoyed by UX, advertising efforts EBay reports $2.2bn in Q1 revenue, buoyed by UX, advertising efforts
- April 21, 2017

The consensus target price is $28.01 with 6 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 8 firms rating the stock a buy, 24 firms rating the stock a hold, 2 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell. The value of goods purchased through eBay's marketplace reached $20.9 billion, a 2 percent increase from the same period a year ago. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and ... (more...)
Future Apple products to be made from recycled material
- April 21, 2017

The iPhone is Apple's most important product, representing about two-thirds of sales. "We analyze materials that someone might put in their mouth - like an Apple Pencil you might chew on while considering the next line in your drawing - to make sure they're safe", the company said in the report . (more...)
Facebook's moonshot projects: typing from your brain and 'hearing' with your skin Facebook's moonshot projects: typing from your brain and 'hearing' with your skin
- April 20, 2017

Ultimately, the mind-reading technology could help people type 100 words a minute from their minds - about five times faster than we type from our smartphones, Dugan told developers at the conference in San Jose, Calif. Details were relatively scant as to what this would really look like, though a Stanford University experiment Dugan referenced relied on "an array of electrodes the size of a pea" implanted inside the subject's brain. (more...)
How to Stream Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook F8 Developer Conference
- April 19, 2017

Facebook is already allowing Live users to access effects created in the new tool. "Now this is act two: giving developers the power to build all kinds of AR tools into the first augmented reality platform, the camera". (Sorry, F8 has nothing to do with "Fate of the Furious.") Zuckerberg will likely talk about artificial intelligence, chatbots and other gee-whiz topics. (more...)
NASA launches spacecraft named after John Glenn to resupply ISS
- April 19, 2017

Aerospace giant Orbital ATK will torch one of its spacecraft as part of an experiment to see how fire acts in microgravity. After the launch, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana asked Diller what he thought of his last launch. A computer in a blast-proof box will stitch together the images for a full, in-the-round view. Preliminary results from a study of astronaut twins, however, show the telomeres of former astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent almost a year aboard the station in 2015 ... (more...)
Microsoft Surface CloudBook Could Be It's Answer to Google Chromebook Microsoft Surface CloudBook Could Be It's Answer to Google Chromebook
- April 18, 2017

During Q3 2016, Windows Phone's market share fell below 1% in the United States according to Kantar, and it wasn't clear how the situation could improve this year with no new hardware on the horizon. The most used PC Operating System is still the Windows OS. All in all, Windows RT was an ambitious project but ultimately a failure. What is Windows 10 Cloud? Windows 10's own browser has suffered in the past few years, not least from its unfortunate association with Microsoft's terrible ... (more...)
Tesla cuts the price on its entry-level Model S by $7500 Tesla cuts the price on its entry-level Model S by $7500
- April 18, 2017

Alongside, the all glass roff and automatic rear power liftgate have been made standard equipment. Tweaks in pricing is quite normal for auto makers like Tesla . Additionally, Tesla's own pricing scheme is constantly in-flux given that the company has an insatiable taste for tweaking the selection of features and performance capabilities across its Model S lineup. (more...)
Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact Trump officials to deliberate on Paris climate pact
- April 18, 2017

But there is one table that US diplomats could find themselves absent from this fall-the negotiating table at the next global climate meeting in Bonn in May. They added, "We can't help wondering if the thousands of university professors, environmental activists, climatologists and government bureaucrats would be so enthusiastic if it were their jobs that were going to be eliminated". (more...)
Galaxy S8 won't have Bixby voice function at launch
- April 17, 2017

The South Korean electronics giant has confirmed that Bixby , its answer to Apple's Siri, will not be available in its full capacity on launch day. Speaking to Silicon , a Samsung spokesperson said: "All Bixby functionality, bar the Voice Function, will be available to United Kingdom customers at launch". (more...)
Lydia Ko records best finish of 2017 Lydia Ko records best finish of 2017
- April 17, 2017

She played the last two rounds without a blemish on her scorecard, including a 10-under 62 in Friday's third round, and delivered 16 birdies in her final 36 holes. Almost half the field broke par on a day when the tropical breeze came and went, leaving a huge dark cloud over the course that let loose just before 4 p.m. (more...)
The alien factor: Saturn moon able to support life, says NASA
- April 16, 2017

The discovery, announced Thursday at a NASA press conference and Sciencein the journal Science , does not prove that Enceladus is actually inhabited by some type of life. This process, where microbes break down the hydrogen and release methane as a byproduct, is known as methanogenesis . When water, certain organic molecules, and a source of energy combine, life can be generated. (more...)
End of drought? Device harvests water from air End of drought? Device harvests water from air
- April 16, 2017

The new approach makes use of a substance called MOF , a metal-organic framework. Yaghi invented MOFs 20 years ago when tinkering with combining metals with organic molecules to create rigid and porous structures flawless for storing gases and liquids. (more...)
White House decides against releasing visitor records
- April 15, 2017

In this photo taken February 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The Trump administration was sued this week by several watchdog groups seeking access to the records, which have not been released since Trump took office, insisting the records are actually the property of the Secret Service, which is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. (more...)
Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
- April 15, 2017

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. Afghan officials also said there were no civilians casualties in the bombing, which was coordinated with them. The MOAB had to be dropped out of the back of a U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo plane due to its massive size. The MOAB destroyed three underground tunnels but did not hurt any civilians, CNN reported . (more...)
Crowd trouble delays Europa League match in Lyon
- April 15, 2017

Lyon defender Christophe Jallet admits he was saddened by the crowd disturbances blamed on "Turkish hooligans" which delayed Thursday's 2-1 Europa League victory over Besiktas . "I don't know what should be done: to play behind closed doors or elsewhere (at a neutral venue)", Aulas asked. "But it would be very unsafe for us to face this opponent with the same supporters as tonight". (more...)
Traders Alert: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
- April 14, 2017

Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price objective on Comcast from $38.50 to $40.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, December 19th. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at [[permalink]]. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 26th. (more...)
(MSFT) Stake Raised by Cim Investment Mangement Inc
- April 14, 2017

Over the past twelve months, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)'s stock was 5.61%. On Monday Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) share price closed at $65.53. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. Microsoft's dividend payout ratio is presently 73.59%. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & worldwide trademark & copyright legislation. (more...)
NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night NASA releases clearest image yet of Earth at night
- April 14, 2017

VIIRS is the first satellite instrument to make quantitative measurements of light emissions and reflections, which allows researchers to distinguish the intensity, types and the sources of night lights over several years. A research team led by Earth scientist Miguel Román of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has been busy analyzing night lights data over the last six years and developing new software to help improve the quality of the images. (more...)
Vodafone denounces Jio promo, urges regulator to intervene Vodafone denounces Jio promo, urges regulator to intervene
- April 13, 2017

This will give the users around 2 GB data on a daily basis. Validity of Dhan Dhana Dhan that comes after debacle of Summer Surprise will be for three months. Trai scrapped the new offer on April 6, saying it falls under special benefits which does not fit into regulatory framework. You can also recharge with Rs. (more...)
This Man Got Tackled By A Deer But No One Believed Him This Man Got Tackled By A Deer But No One Believed Him
- April 13, 2017

When 25-year-old Cary McCook told his friends that he got run over by a deer they thought it was a joke. He said that his only injury was a bit of sore shoulder. He said the deer was being chased by a dog, and ran off after the collision. This is the shocking moment a Canadian rapper was completely taken out by a rampaging DEER which smashed into him outside a hotel lobby. (more...)
Performance Gains With Project Scorpio "Beyond Expectations" for Microsoft
- April 13, 2017

New information about the soon to be unveiled console will be released occasionally. Obviously, there is a bit more to it than that. But Microsoft has equipped the dev kit with some more powerful hardware than the retail Scorpio console will get. (more...)
G7 disagree on sanctions on Russian Federation over Syria attack G7 disagree on sanctions on Russian Federation over Syria attack
- April 13, 2017

He says of the recent chemical attack: "We can not let this happen again". In a joint Russian-Iranian statement , the two countries stressed that the USA strike on Syria had crossed red lines. It said in a statement that May and Merkel expressed support for the USA action and agreed with Trump on the importance of holding Assad accountable. (more...)