Science


Facebook to Launch Opt-In Dating Feature Facebook to Launch Opt-In Dating Feature
- May 02, 2018

Only people who use the dating service will be able to see other parties' profiles. For WhatsApp , Facebook will soon bring group video calling. This is already what other dating apps that rely on Facebook data do, such as Tinder . Zuckerberg declined the invitation, instead sending Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's chief technology officer, to brief the committee. "There's no guarantee that we get this right", he said. (more...)
NASA Is Reportedly Canceling Its Only Planned Lunar Rover Mission NASA Is Reportedly Canceling Its Only Planned Lunar Rover Mission
- April 29, 2018

Nasa responded with a statement posted online Friday which said some of the instruments aboard RP would be flown on future missions. NASA released a draft request for proposals for that program April 27. In the letter, LEAG said it had heard that Resource Prospector had been cancelled as of April 23 , with instructions to close out the project by the end of May. (more...)
Despite a Beat, Shares Sag — Microsoft Earnings Despite a Beat, Shares Sag — Microsoft Earnings
- April 29, 2018

Investors should also be pleased to note that this innovation hasn't hurt the company's bottom line. Of course, challenges remain, cyber-attacks and security issues continue to be a major concern for the cloud business, but a vision of Microsoft's post-Windows future is clearer than ever. (more...)
Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs won't arrive until 2019 Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs won't arrive until 2019
- April 28, 2018

The company's net income rose to $4.45 billion, or 93 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $2.96 billion, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier. AMD will hold the edge in process technology throughout most of this year and is intending to make the jump from 12nm all the way down to 7nm. At the same time, both Samsung and TSMC are already using a 10nm process, albeit for less complex chips. (more...)
Atlanta Journal Constitution confuses Roquan Smith with Sony Michel Atlanta Journal Constitution confuses Roquan Smith with Sony Michel
- April 27, 2018

Smith heads to the windy city with the 8th overall pick. Smith should be able to step in immediately and push for a starting job alongside his former Georgia Bulldogs' teammate Leonard Floyd . Having released linebackers Pernell McPhee and Willie Young, along with Lamar Houston becoming a free agent, the Chicago Bears were going to address the position with one of their first three draft picks. (more...)
Facebook responds to questions on user information management Facebook responds to questions on user information management
- April 26, 2018

But we aren't blind to the challenges this model poses. "It requires a steadfast commitment to privacy". "And it lets advertisers reach the right people", does cause you to wonder who Facebook is trying to please more-you or advertisers? That has always been true. (more...)
Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind
- April 26, 2018

The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite orbits Earth 1.5 million kilometres away, staring at millions of stars every day to make a 3D map of our galaxy. Brown informed Space.com that he anticipates the very first clinical manuscripts utilizing the brand-new Gaia information to be published to preprint servers (such as arXiv) by tomorrow or Friday (April 26-27). (more...)
Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal
- April 26, 2018

Facebook is down about 1% in mid-morning trading as its earnings report approaches after the closing bell Wednesday. "Despite facing important challenges, our community and business are off to a strong start in 2018", Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook CEO, said in a statement. (more...)
Amazon's new Echo Dot Kids Edition Amazon's new Echo Dot Kids Edition
- April 26, 2018

Researchers at security firm Checkmarx say they built a proof-of-concept skill for Amazon's Echo devices that in theory could have voice assistant Alexa listen to, transcribe, and report what users said after they thought they had finished using a legitimate service. (more...)
Xbox One April Update Is Being Rolled Out Today, See What's Inside Xbox One April Update Is Being Rolled Out Today, See What's Inside
- April 25, 2018

And the thing is, both companies are pretty much aware of what the other guy is doing, so they'll know if someone is working on a new console, and it's coming. The entire Xbox One family of devices will work with FreeSync-certified displays. We've started you off with a Group that should look very familiar - your Pins! Remapped button commands: This change is an attempt to make navigating the Xbox menus more intuitive. (more...)
Back to rain showers Tuesday Back to rain showers Tuesday
- April 25, 2018

Otherwise, Saturday should feature a mix of clouds and sunshine with highs in the 60s. Considering where we were at times last week, we'll take it! More rain is expected for Friday with highs in the upper-50s. Highs staying in the low 60s. This will bring a 30% chance of showers on Thursday now with the best chances of rain in southern Kentucky. A dreary day of rain across the Ozarks as a low-pressure system is spiraling just to our south. (more...)
Free apple on Delta flight ends up costing woman $500 Free apple on Delta flight ends up costing woman $500
- April 24, 2018

She says she was given a bag of apple slices towards the end of the flight from Paris but wasn't hungry, so she tucked it into her bag to eat after she changed planes in Minneapolis. She says US customs clearly saw this apple came from an airline. Apples , and most forms of fresh produce, are typically a customs violation and need to be declared on a passenger's customs form. (more...)
Astronomers Found Uranus Planet Atmosphere with Noxious Gas Smelling Like Rotten Eggs Astronomers Found Uranus Planet Atmosphere with Noxious Gas Smelling Like Rotten Eggs
- April 24, 2018

The gas was identified with the help of an extremely sensitive instrument, known as the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS), which the scientists used to detect reflected sunlight from a region immediately above the main visible cloud layer on Uranus. (more...)
Armenian Demonstrators Wrestle With Police as Anti-PM Protests Enter 8th Day Armenian Demonstrators Wrestle With Police as Anti-PM Protests Enter 8th Day
- April 23, 2018

The change transferred significant power to the prime minister, a role Mr Sargsyan only took on last week. Prosecutors said the opposition politician Nikol Pashinyan and two other lawmakers had committed "socially unsafe acts", Agence France-Presse reported, and the police said in a statement that the removal of the protesters had been "guided by law". (more...)
China looking to speed up its own chip manufacturing after ZTE ban China looking to speed up its own chip manufacturing after ZTE ban
- April 22, 2018

Some of the U.S companies which could be affected by this decision are Qualcomm , Google and Dolby. ZTE pleaded guilty in March 2017 and agreed to pay a $1.19 billion penalty for shipping equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of U.S. (more...)
How Analysts Feel About IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG)?
- April 22, 2018

Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. In Monday, February 26 report Liberum Capital maintained it with "Hold" rating and GBX 2400 target. The company has market cap of 2.90 billion GBP. It has a 21.08 P/E ratio. The company has market cap of $101.41 million. It offers Hortonworks Data Platform, an enterprise-scale data management platform that enables its clients to collect, store, process, and analyze existing and new data types without the ... (more...)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday
- April 22, 2018

Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, and became queen in 1952 at the age of 25, meaning she has now reigned for more than 66 years. A 41-gun salute was staged in Hyde Park while other such salutes took place in other locations, as per tradition, the Daily Mail reported. (more...)
FTC Audit of Facebook Turns Up Nothing FTC Audit of Facebook Turns Up Nothing
- April 22, 2018

Earlier this month, Zuckerberg was made to speak to a congressional panel about his company's data collection and censorship practices. German lawmakers will question a senior Facebook Inc manager about data privacy in the wake of revelations that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica . (more...)
NASA Releases Stunning Photos in Celebration of Hubble Space Telescope's 28th Anniversary NASA Releases Stunning Photos in Celebration of Hubble Space Telescope's 28th Anniversary
- April 21, 2018

Most of the stars are background stars, located behind the nebula itself, but some are young stars in the nebula itself. This action resembles the Sun bursting through the clouds at the end of an afternoon thunderstorm that showers sheets of rainfall. (more...)
Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke
- April 20, 2018

At launch, there are over 20 templates across categories like Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge. To get started with Alexa Skills Blueprints , head to the website and click on the tile for the skill that you want to build. (more...)
Russian Federation blocks millions of Google and Amazon IPs to ban Telegram Russian Federation blocks millions of Google and Amazon IPs to ban Telegram
- April 20, 2018

They also need to hand over their encryption keys so that if law enforcement sees fit, users can be spied on. He said in a statement "Telegram doesn't have shareholders or advertisers to report to". Russian agencies probably went after Telegram because it's one of the most popular messaging services in Russia, and it was founded there. "As a result, nearly six hours of service downtime", said Vladimir Kobzev, an engineer at Ptichka . (more...)
NASA team up 3D printing companies for Orion mission to Moon NASA team up 3D printing companies for Orion mission to Moon
- April 19, 2018

NASA's deep space exploration vehicle Orion will be the first manned spacecraft that features 3D printed parts. The following flight, EM-2, will also go near the moon and for the first time since 1972 will have astronauts on board. Stratasys's partner Lockheed Martin said the use of 3D printing on the Orion project would also pay off at other parts of its business. "We look to apply benefits across our programs - missile defence, satellites, planetary probes, especially as we ... (more...)
Trump welcomes Abe, gives 'blessing' to Koreas peace talks Trump welcomes Abe, gives 'blessing' to Koreas peace talks
- April 18, 2018

Contacts between the two side in recent weeks have involved US intelligence and State Department officials, a USA official told Reuters this month. USA officials stressed that Trump has met with Abe more than any other world leader and say they've been in "constant contact" since Trump accepted Kim's invitation. (more...)
Bon-Ton reportedly set to liquidate at auction Bon-Ton reportedly set to liquidate at auction
- April 18, 2018

On Monday Bon-Ton Stores Inc. only received bids from liquidators during its bankruptcy auction according to Reuters , signaling the possibility of closure for the retail giant. Under WARN, employers are required to give 60 days advance notice of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. It has operated as a subsidiary of Bon-Ton since 2006. (more...)
OnePlus 6: Specifications, features and everything else we know so far OnePlus 6: Specifications, features and everything else we know so far
- April 17, 2018

The company has also teased a repositioning of the hardware Alert Slider and hinted it could be used to offer a "slide to focus" option. However, that didn't stop the Chinese smartphone maker from airing actual OnePlus 6 ads in cinemas. Are you ready for the #OnePlus6?' The image shows the dual rear camera setup at the rear panel along with the circular fingerprint sensor and OnePlus branding. (more...)