Science


Rocket launched from SoCal seen by many in NorCal Rocket launched from SoCal seen by many in NorCal
- February 24, 2018

In the coming years, the company hopes to launch 4,425 interlinked broadband-internet satellites into orbit some 700 to 800 miles above Earth , plus another 7,500 spacecraft into lower orbits. He said the satellites were successfully deployed and "communicating with Earth relay stations". A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prepares for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on February 22, 2018 . (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 launches in India for Rs 64999 Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 launches in India for Rs 64999
- February 23, 2018

The new Surface Pro has been redesigned from the inside out to give more performance with improved battery life. What makes the new Surface Pro better is the more powerful innards. It runs on Intel's 7th gen Kaby Lake chipset, which came after the 6th gen Sky Lake chipsets used in the Surface Pro 4. The device as well provides 8GB RAM and 256GB internal. (more...)
First Android Go phones will be announced next week at MWC First Android Go phones will be announced next week at MWC
- February 23, 2018

The Oreo update was supposed to arrive in February but it's still a chimera for the majority of regular users. Lockheimer said that since its inception, Android was aimed at unifying mobile development, making the process easier, more universal, and less resource-intensive. (more...)
Ford North America president steps down over 'inappropriate behavior' Ford North America president steps down over 'inappropriate behavior'
- February 23, 2018

A company spokesman said the review was launched in the past few weeks after Ford received a report of inappropriate behavior. The carmaker said its inquiry had concluded that some of Raj Nair's conduct had been "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct". (more...)
Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season Fortnite: Battle Royale goes to space in its third season
- February 22, 2018

Sounds like we'll have to play a lot more to get the real goodies, doesn't it? The first tier of the new Battle Pass includes a fancy Spaceman outfit so even if you don't complete it, you still get rewarded. Thankfully, when Epic Games chose to take out the gun, a replacement was provided with a bang - the Impulse Grenade. The SMG has become the first weapon to be moved into the vault, meaning it is no longer available to use in the game. (more...)
Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign
- February 22, 2018

While other new features include tabs to both the friends and the discovery screens within the app so that user can view the active story more efficiently and easily. After the recent objection of Snapchat redesign, the company has chose to bring some changes in design. Meanwhile, the new features are a part of Snapchat's redesign, which users across the board have decried as a confusing update and pleaded for a chance to roll back to a previous version. (more...)
Weak iPhone X Sales Could Also Be Hurting Samsung Weak iPhone X Sales Could Also Be Hurting Samsung
- February 21, 2018

The total average daily sales of iPhone 8 and iPhone X is 120 percent the sales of iPhone 7 . The iPhone X, notch and all, is now not as hot a commodity as Apple would like it to be. While there is no doubt that the South Korean company can use the Infinity Display for its mid-rangers, there's something else that can be the reason for this move. (more...)
Oxfam bosses to be questioned over sex scandal Oxfam bosses to be questioned over sex scandal
- February 21, 2018

The lawmakers from the International Development Committee will question the Oxfam chief Mark Goldring and chair of trustees Caroline Thomson, about safeguarding policies, reported the BBC. It is not known if he was one of the suspects accused of threatening witnesses. Four staff were fired for gross misconduct and three others, including Van Hauwermeiren, were allowed to quit. (more...)
After Florida shooting, Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks After Florida shooting, Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks
- February 20, 2018

Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the USA president and other politicians for accepting political donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights lobby group. (more...)
Apple issues software update to fix iOS character bug that crashed iPhones Apple issues software update to fix iOS character bug that crashed iPhones
- February 20, 2018

Here are the things iPhones can do but Android smartphones can't. In a statement by Apple , retrieved by Macworld, Apple said that it would "auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again". It provides users with detailed battery information. This will also enable a transparent layer to check the health of the battery on iPhones. 'If this happens, wait and hope that the Springboard will restart properly, because if you force a reboot of the device, it ... (more...)
The Swype keyboard app for Android has been discontinued The Swype keyboard app for Android has been discontinued
- February 20, 2018

Nuance Communications, owners of the app, said Swype will no longer be updated for Android and will not be offered on the iOS app store. Nuance will no longer roll out future updates, and it's only a matter of time until the mobile keyboard becomes obsolete. (more...)
Google's 'View Image' Button Removed to Deter Copyright Theft Google's 'View Image' Button Removed to Deter Copyright Theft
- February 19, 2018

For now, users can click on the image form the search results and choose the "open image in new tab" option. "They are created to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value", explained Google regarding the "view image" button being gone. (more...)
Aston Villa defender John Terry wants Cheslea return to start management career
- February 18, 2018

However, much of his immediate hopes of beginning his management journey could hinge on whether the Villans get promoted back to England's top division this season. Terry feels he would benefit more from working within the club's coaching structure and gradually making his way up, rather than cutting his managerial teeth elsewhere first. (more...)
2018 is the Year of the Dog 2018 is the Year of the Dog
- February 18, 2018

The school and students were all decked out for the holiday. "As a representative of the Chinatown and Lincoln Heights communities, it gives me great pleasure to welcome in the new year by wishing all our constituents a prosperous and joyous new year". (more...)
Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system Scientists confirm existence of 100 new planets beyond our solar system
- February 18, 2018

The research began in 2014 with the release of the Kepler data and was led by Andrew Mayo, then an undergraduate at Harvard University and now a postdoctoral student at the National Space Institute (DTU Space) at the Technical University of Denmark . (more...)
Here's How Natalie Portman Responded to 'Annihilation' Whitewashing Questions Here's How Natalie Portman Responded to 'Annihilation' Whitewashing Questions
- February 17, 2018

In the novels, Portman's character is of Asian descent while Jason Leigh's is part Caucasian and part American-Indian. Sonny Skyhawk of American Indians in Film and Television said , "We are not surprised by the Whack-a-Mole diversity replacement that goes on; just when you finish objecting to one white-washed casting, another one pops up". (more...)
Mayer does the double with super-G gold Mayer does the double with super-G gold
- February 17, 2018

It was a sweet victory for Mayer, who failed to finish the super-G at Sochi 2014 and also at last year's world championships. Gold medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria (C), Silver medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland (L) and bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway pose for group photos after winning the men's super giant slalom of Alpine Skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, South Korea, on February 16, 2018. (more...)
Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture Apple HomePod Leaves Its Mark - On Furniture
- February 16, 2018

So, it may not leave a ring behind on all wooden surfaces, just those that are treated with oil. It's unclear at this point whether the issue is limited exclusively to oiled wood surfaces, and whether the interaction between the speaker and surface will lead to short- or long-term damage to the HomePod's rubber base. (more...)
Chat heads are now on Google's Phone app for easier multitasking Chat heads are now on Google's Phone app for easier multitasking
- February 16, 2018

Whenever you receive a new email, you would see a notification on the display regarding the mail so you can directly check out the mail right from the home screen. One more thing which you would like is, the Go edition apps from Google will also bring 15GB of free storage option on your device. Mark Gurman fromBloomberg Technology says that sources familiar with Google's plans are calling the next major Android update Android P , short for Pistachio Ice Cream. (more...)
Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive Google adds more channels to YouTube TV, but service gets more expensive
- February 16, 2018

But wait, there's more! And soon, subscribers will have access to NBA TV , the NBA League Pass , the MLB Network , or the MLB.TV for an additional fee. At the point when Google propelled YouTube TV last April it was mindful of how much substance it was putting forth so it could keep the value sufficiently low to lure rope cutters or individuals thinking about cutting the string, Moosnick said. (more...)
Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook's Vampiric VPN Service Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook's Vampiric VPN Service
- February 16, 2018

TechCrunch first noticed on Tuesday that Facebook added a menu item, called "protect", to its iPhone and iOS app. Clicking it takes users directly to the App Store listing of a Virtual Private Network ( VPN) app called Onavo Protect , which is owned by Facebook . (more...)
Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors
- February 16, 2018

Along with that long-awaited color, Essential is also launching two other variants. The Essential Phone , still among the best deals you can find in smartphones today , is now set to be available in three new colors, including " Ocean Depths ", " Copper Black " and " Stellar Gray ". (more...)
Google's Project Fi Now Offers Data Coverage in more than 170 Countries Google's Project Fi Now Offers Data Coverage in more than 170 Countries
- February 16, 2018

Prior to today, Project Fi was already available in 135 countries. Regardless you'll pay the typical $10/GB, regardless of where you are and SMS utilization is boundless, as well. As far as I can see, neither Google's nor T-Mobile's plans cover Nauru , though, so if you're looking to see some depleted phosphate reserves in the middle of the Pacific, you are out of luck. (more...)
Younger Users Are Bypassing Facebook Younger Users Are Bypassing Facebook
- February 15, 2018

The migration, however, is happening even faster than expected earlier. "This is the first time eMarketer has predicted a decline in the number of U.S. "They like that posterity". "That's the predicament Facebook is in". While the instant messaging platform is popular among young people, it's set to only gather 86.5 million users in 2018, which is still lower than Instagram and Facebook respectively. (more...)
Trump wants to privatize the International Space Station Trump wants to privatize the International Space Station
- February 15, 2018

The 2019 budget estimate for NASA announced by the Donald Trump administration on Monday puts the agency on a path to lead the return of Americans to the Moon with a goal to send humans to Mars. The budget also confirms the cancellation of five Earth-science missions proposed for termination past year. That would be the same mission as the first launch of NASA astronauts on the 322-foot Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule from Kennedy Space Center. (more...)