Science


Facebook Puts Permanent End to Select Partnerships with Third-Party Data Providers Facebook Puts Permanent End to Select Partnerships with Third-Party Data Providers
- March 30, 2018

To make the most of the massive amounts of data Facebook is able to gather from its users, it combines data collected from a user like what page did they most recently like with data from the advertiser themselves about perhaps a loyalty program for members, and with information from a third party. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Facebook's Approach to Privacy Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Facebook's Approach to Privacy
- March 30, 2018

An onslaught of negative reactions ensued both from many people and the press due to deep-seated concerns Facebook doesn't care about digital privacy and rather profit off knowing as much about users - like their tendencies and traits - as possible. (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health Feature, New Animoji and More Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health Feature, New Animoji and More
- March 30, 2018

The feature has been teased for a few weeks now, alongside iOS 11 .3, but it seems to be rolling out ahead of the OS update. To access the update, go to Settings - General - Software Update. Now Apple watchers have spotted a small change to the Music app which appears to herald the imminent arrival of the new software. The company released its iOS 11.3 mobile operating system update on Thursday, which includes a laundry list of new features and fixes. (more...)
Huawei's new Porsche Design Mate RS is beyond insane, here's why Huawei's new Porsche Design Mate RS is beyond insane, here's why
- March 29, 2018

The Huawei P20 sports a 5.8-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2244 pixels) RGBW FullView display , with the W standing for White, and meant to provide better sunlight visibility. Like previous Huawei devices the Pro includes plenty of clever image software with Huawei using AI to predict what you are shooting. Both the batteries support Huawei SuperCharge fast charging as well. (more...)
WBIE launches LEGO Incredibles game WBIE launches LEGO Incredibles game
- March 29, 2018

It's been a while since we've been graced with a new LEGO release by TT Games, so with Disney•Pixar's The Incredibles II movie release coming soon , now is as good a time as any. Jack-Jack will also be in the game, but it's now unclear if he will be a playable character as well. From the aforementioned Batman and Star Wars to Harry Potter , Jurassic Park , Indiana Jones , you name it, LEGO has created it. (more...)
Mueller's Office Asks Judge to Imprison Accused Lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan Mueller's Office Asks Judge to Imprison Accused Lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan
- March 29, 2018

Van Der Zwaan expressed remorse but asked for leniency in sentencing. "Although he has had occasional visitors and took a vehicle trip with his wife over the Christmas holiday, his existence has largely been solitary". Ekonomou, who has been working with Sekulow on the Mueller probe since June, will take a larger role after the departure of lead attorney John Dowd last week. (more...)
China: Ford and Alibaba Open Test Drive Vending Machine China: Ford and Alibaba Open Test Drive Vending Machine
- March 28, 2018

This auto vending machine is part of Alibaba's strategic alliance with Ford Motors , launched in 2017 , to enhance consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility. With an eye to a core audience, a Ford executive said on Alibaba's news site that the aim is to have auto shoppers try Ford vehicles, and "ultimately" buy the vehicle at a Ford dealership. (more...)
Nvidia develops virtual testing platform for self-driving cars Nvidia develops virtual testing platform for self-driving cars
- March 28, 2018

Nvidia Corp has temporarily suspended self-driving tests across the globe, a source told Reuters at the GPU conference in San Jose, California, a week after an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving auto hit and killed a woman crossing the street. (more...)
Albert Belle Arrested For Indecent Exposure & DUI During Spring Training Sunday Funday Albert Belle Arrested For Indecent Exposure & DUI During Spring Training Sunday Funday
- March 27, 2018

Between that and his numerous run-ins with opponents, teammates, fans in the stands and, on one occasion, a clubhouse thermostat he destroyed, Belle is perhaps baseball's most notorious figure of the past 30 years. In 1,539 career Major League Baseball games, Belle hit.295 with 381 homers and 1,239 RBI. In 1994, he was caught using a corked bat and consequently suspended. (more...)
Atlanta City Ransomware Puts Personal Data at Risk Atlanta City Ransomware Puts Personal Data at Risk
- March 26, 2018

According to a statement that the city released in addition to the briefing, computers are "currently experiencing outages on various internal and customer facing applications, including some applications that customers use to pay bills or access court-related information". (more...)
What's your favorite battle royale game on PC right now? What's your favorite battle royale game on PC right now?
- March 26, 2018

The comments are notably conciliatory - though Greene prefaced his comments with a subtle joke about "having a lot of thoughts" on Fortnite . Whether it be dabbing or pouring fresh salt on the wounds of foes, Fortnite Battle Royale offers a wide range of emotes for both skilled and unrefined players of the popular multiplayer sandbox survival title to use while playing the game. (more...)
Driverless Uber tests kill AZ pedestrian Driverless Uber tests kill AZ pedestrian
- March 25, 2018

In California, the drivers must have completed a test driver training program by the company they work for, not have any at-fault collisions resulting in injury or death on their driving record and be clean of any citations for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past decade. (more...)
WhatsApp Founder Urges: #DeleteFacebook WhatsApp Founder Urges: #DeleteFacebook
- March 22, 2018

With the Cambridge Analytica scandal , however, the company is facing what could be its biggest ever crisis-even WhatsApp's co-founder is calling for people to delete their accounts . Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have yet to issue a statement . Cambridge Analytica, with links to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, has allegedly collected data from personal profiles of many Facebook users. (more...)
Google will now let users buy items through Assistant and search Google will now let users buy items through Assistant and search
- March 21, 2018

He pointed to the search results for the shooting at a Maryland high school earlier Tuesday. Google will also introduce Subscribe with Google to facilitate readers to subscribe to news organizations without leaving its AMP webpages. But how can we help you get access to the subscriptions you already bought? Log-ins will be automatic from that point on when you are signed into your Google account on devices, including when clicking through articles from Search results. (more...)
Stephen Hawking's final paper lays theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe Stephen Hawking's final paper lays theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe
- March 20, 2018

The 76 years old cosmologist, submitted a research paper titled: A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation; two weeks before he bid farewell to the world. However, the duo has worked out ways to actually prove that there are indeed ways to scientifically test for other realities around us. Hawking was considered a visionary in his field and made many startling predictions about the future of mankind, namely that humans could soon be replaced by artificial intelligence. (more...)
Claire's Is Entering A New Chapter In Life: Bankruptcy Claire's Is Entering A New Chapter In Life: Bankruptcy
- March 20, 2018

The company made $1.3 billion in net sales past year, including $29 million in profit, but has been saddled with huge debt payments since private equity firm Apollo Global Management bought it in 2017. and Monarch Alternative Capital LP. The jewelry chain Claire's filed for bankruptcy on Monday. "Unlike other retailers that have come before it, Claire's has commenced its restructuring process from a position of unique operational strength", the retailer, which has been saddled with debt ... (more...)
Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs to build Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs to build
- March 20, 2018

Coming back to the data compiled by Tech Insights, the iPhone X tops the chart with a manufacturing cost of $389.5 (roughly Rs 25,338.92). The build cost of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that was launched past year was $343. Along with the cost of making, the final price of the devices also include other costs such as marketing expenses, R&D, distribution costs, software development costs and other. (more...)
Gonzaga, No. 5 Ohio State set for rematch in NCAA Tournament Gonzaga, No. 5 Ohio State set for rematch in NCAA Tournament
- March 18, 2018

The extra incentive, as if Ohio State needs it, is that this year's Final Four happens to be three miles down the road from campus at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus. McGuff is pleased with the No. 3 seed, saying he thought the Buckeyes were placed fairly after they won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. (more...)
Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest-Yale smart lock now available Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest-Yale smart lock now available
- March 16, 2018

Nest Hello sells for $229 at Best Buy , Home Depot , Lowe's and on the Nest online store . The light lets you know where to ring the bell. For example, last year's introduction of Nest Cam IQ outdoor , powered over a low-voltage cable, brought calls from customers who wanted a clean install with the cord running through the wall - something you couldn't do with Nest Cam outdoor, the company's original AC-powered model. (more...)
State of OR sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations State of OR sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations
- March 16, 2018

The stock increased 2.63% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $16.78. Wynn Resorts, Limited ( WYNN ) traded up $10.70 on Thursday, hitting $179.11. The rating was upgraded by Taglich on Monday, October 5 to "Market Perform". On Tuesday, February 13 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold". (more...)
Ex-Pats Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis To Sign Big Contracts With Titans Ex-Pats Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis To Sign Big Contracts With Titans
- March 16, 2018

They grew me as a player and even more so as a person. "Life just goes on". Butler has also confirmed that he is leaving New England . With them, and the $60m he is due to receive, Butler might just get over the benching sooner rather than later. (more...)
Super Bomberman R coming to more platforms Super Bomberman R coming to more platforms
- March 16, 2018

Super Bomberman R is an action-maze game developed by Konami and HexaDrive for the Nintendo Switch console. Silent Hill's Pyramid Head which joined the cast of Super Bomberman R back in June 2017 . Super Bomberman R features a battle mode that supports up to eight players (local and online ) in last man standing-style match. According to reports , it appears that the game has recently been spotted on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One where it is slated to be launched on the 14th of ... (more...)
The Passing of Physicist Stephen Hawking The Passing of Physicist Stephen Hawking
- March 16, 2018

Hawking is an icon in the world of physics, in particular for his book, " A Brief History of Time ", which was written to help the non-physicists among us understand things like where the universe came from, how it began and if it will end. (more...)
Spotify will go public on April 3 Spotify will go public on April 3
- March 16, 2018

Spotify is targeting revenue growth of 25 per cent to 35 per cent, compared to 39 per cent previous year when it reached 4.1 billion euros (S$6.64 billion) in sales. Unusually, the company is not issuing new shares as in a traditional IPO. The executive suggested that around two billion people qualify as potential streaming music subscribers, possessing both the technological and financial access to get on-board. (more...)
Russia to launch missions to Mars in 2019, says Putin Russia to launch missions to Mars in 2019, says Putin
- March 16, 2018

An image of the planet Mars , taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) has unveiled Russia's plan to launch a series of missions to Mars . NASA's upcoming Mars mission is now progressing slowly and already delayed. (more...)