Science


Apple bets big on new iPad Pro
- March 21, 2016

Apple will unveil its latest product updates on Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. PST (12 p.m. CST) at a press conference held at the tech company's Cupertino campus. This means support for the Apple Pencil Stylus as well as the official keyboard smart cover. The latest report also claims there will be a 128GB model as well. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 6: Arriving Stock With Android 7.0 N? Samsung Galaxy Note 6: Arriving Stock With Android 7.0 N?
- March 21, 2016

The iPhone 7 plus is rumored to have a 2GB RAM with an improved multi-3D Touch display , USB Type C connector, and wireless ear buds. Both the handsets have Qualcomm quad-core 2.15GHz and 1.6GHz processors for US users and include 4GB of LPDDR4 memory. (more...)
Alleged iPhone SE Box Leaks Alleged iPhone SE Box Leaks
- March 21, 2016

The trend for smartphones over the past couple of years has been bigger and bigger screens. These two models are expected to replace iPhone 5S and 5C models in the markets. However, it isn't expected to prevent Apple from seeing its first year-over-year decline in iPhone sales. Apple is about to introduce a successor to the iPad Air 2. (more...)
Crude Oil Prices Rally Beyond US$40 per Barrel Crude Oil Prices Rally Beyond US$40 per Barrel
- March 20, 2016

Energy ministers from Russian Federation and OPEC members Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela pledged to cap their output levels if others do the same in an effort to bolster oil prices during a meeting in Doha last month. "A dialogue among key producing countries to address oil output will at best yield a decision to freeze output, but not the much-needed reduction required to rebalance the market", BNP said. (more...)
Join us For a Hot Lap in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Join us For a Hot Lap in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- March 20, 2016

Already being used to power the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V, GM's supercharged LT4 6.2-liter V8 small block engine has finally found its way inside the sixth-generation Camaro, which will provide the muscle auto with 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. (more...)
Ron Paul: Trump Wont Take Orders From GOP Establishment Ron Paul: Trump Wont Take Orders From GOP Establishment
- March 19, 2016

A faceoff at the Republican Party's nominating convention between camps for and against Donald Trump appears to be a real possibility, the speaker of the House of Representatives has suggested. While Trump has the advantage, he still needs to keep on winning. Meantime, Mr. Kasich's clear victory in Ohio Tuesday sent a worrisome message to the Trump campaign about his weakness in a key state that will be pivotal in the general election - especially in the northern rust belt states. (more...)
BlackBerry reacts to Facebook's decision to abandon BB10 BlackBerry reacts to Facebook's decision to abandon BB10
- March 19, 2016

BlackBerry Lead App Ecosystem and Developer Outreach team leader Lou Gazzola said in a statement that the company had "fought back" against WhatsApp and Facebook, and tried to work with both companies, applying pressure on them to "change their minds". (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, rumors: gadget powered by Intel Skylake Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, rumors: gadget powered by Intel Skylake
- March 19, 2016

Microsoft is expected to have fixed one of the major issue associated with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 . Regarding the speculations on the Surface Pro 5's official release date, the rumors as of the meantime go by an October launching this year, although Microsoft could not give any information on the supposed next generation of their Surface Pro hybrids, as Surface Pro 4 was only released less than a year ago. (more...)
Minecraft becomes testbed for artificial intelligence experiments Minecraft becomes testbed for artificial intelligence experiments
- March 19, 2016

It has since used the game several times when demonstrating emerging technologies, building impressive prototype versions for its HoloLens holographic headset and the Oculus Rift. It will all work by installing a new piece of software - also called AIX , which was developed in the United Kingdom - which can then be used to enable AI programs to control a character in the Minecraft world, with researchers getting feedback on how it reacts, and the consequences of the actions it takes. (more...)
Captain America: Civil War's New Trailer Features Spider-Man Captain America: Civil War's New Trailer Features Spider-Man
- March 18, 2016

The final trailer for Captain America Civil War gave us nearly everything we expected and we are really super excited to discover the film. This is the design that they love, that Kevin Feige loves and others as well. It was previously reported that Spider-Man is being kept under wraps because Marvel and Sony still has to work on the rights for the character. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile is finally available for existing Lumia devices Windows 10 Mobile is finally available for existing Lumia devices
- March 18, 2016

Both agree that the Lumia 435, 535, 635 (1GB RAM model), 640, 640XL, 735, 830 and 930 will be eligible, with Microsoft's list also adding the Lumia 430, 532 and 540. Before you begin to enjoy your brand new OS we would like to point out that once you are done downloading build 10586.107 you will be asked to get Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.164 as a separate download. (more...)
LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Android Of The Year Goes To? LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Android Of The Year Goes To?
- March 18, 2016

LG's new G5 flagship has a unique system of modular accessories, dubbed Friends, that slot into the bottom of the phone. Additionally, the company will open an "online market" for Friends products in mid-April. According to a report from Korean news agency ET News , LG is hoping to expand its current line of "LG Friends" modules that plug into the G5 to encompass a global lineup of modules in an ecosystem called the "LG Playground". (more...)
Vernal Equinox: Earliest Spring in 120 Years Begins on Sunday, March 20 Vernal Equinox: Earliest Spring in 120 Years Begins on Sunday, March 20
- March 18, 2016

Since night and day are almost exactly the same length - 12 hours - all over the world the event is called the equinox , which in Latin, literally means "equal night" (equi - equal and nox - night). The Equinoxes are the only time when sun rays impact directly over the equator. The Hindu festival of Holi also falls around this period of the year. (more...)
Manchester United vs Liverpool, Europa League 2015/16 Manchester United vs Liverpool, Europa League 2015/16
- March 18, 2016

United head into the match at Old Trafford 2-0 down, after an embarrassingly poor performance at Anfield in the reverse fixture. It is really hard work and I have no problem with this. If United try not to lose and play cautiously, the fans will - rightly - voice their displeasure, and it could get messy for Van Gaal. Asked about the commitment of the United players, Herrera said: "We always fight and have the desire to win, but every game is different". (more...)
Trump predicts riots if denied Republican presidential nomination -CNN interview Trump predicts riots if denied Republican presidential nomination -CNN interview
- March 17, 2016

With a contested convention likely to choose the party nominee, one of Trump's supporters said there would be riots if Trump didn't win the nomination at the convention, though riots themselves "aren't necessarily a bad thing". I'm happy where I am, so no". Cruz continued: "The mainstream media, the network suits who make the decisions want Donald Trump as the Republican nominee". (more...)
Dish sues NBC over threatened black-out Dish sues NBC over threatened black-out
- March 17, 2016

DISH said in the statement that they were filing a suit, saying that NBC made public statements that DISH was planning on dropping their networks, and that fans should contact DISH to voice their displeasure about the matter. The lawsuit filed in US District Court in Chicago consists of 11 pages which accuse NBC of ignoring its contractual obligation by involving the public with calls to action. (more...)
New wireless Xbox One controllers officially revealed by Microsoft New wireless Xbox One controllers officially revealed by Microsoft
- March 17, 2016

Headline note: GR+'s Susan Arendt and Dave Roberts maintain that the Titanfall Xbox One controller is still the best version even though they're wrong as heck. Availability and price will vary by region. The Copper edition will be sold in Gamestop and on the Microsoft Store , while the Dusk edition will be sold in Best Buy for a limited period, and also on the Microsoft Store. (more...)
Astronomers notice unexpected changes to Ceres' bright spots Astronomers notice unexpected changes to Ceres' bright spots
- March 17, 2016

A "day" on Ceres lasts nine hours, and according to scientists the velocities of the spots away from and toward the Earth would be small; roughly 12 MPH. Additionally, due to the differences in the effect from day to night, night to night, additional random patterns become visible on both long and short timelines. (more...)
Trump's most incendiary comment yet? Warns of riots if he loses Trump's most incendiary comment yet? Warns of riots if he loses
- March 17, 2016

Still, there are plenty of ways the delegate math can go haywire for him. Mr Trump, speaking at his Mar-a-Lago beach front resort on Florida's Atlantic Ocean coast, called on Republicans to unite behind him. (more...)
Tesla Motors Chief Spokesman Leaves Ahead of Model 3 Unveil Tesla Motors Chief Spokesman Leaves Ahead of Model 3 Unveil
- March 16, 2016

Tesla has reportedly been inviting Tesla owners and the press to the launch event, which Tesla will also be webcasting live from its web site. No, instead, it's an invitation to participate in a lottery that could get you one of the 650 vacant seats at the Model 3 unveiling on March 31. (more...)
Microsoft (MSFT) Says It Still Accepts Bitcoin Payment After Erroneous Announcement Microsoft (MSFT) Says It Still Accepts Bitcoin Payment After Erroneous Announcement
- March 16, 2016

The page, which marks an  update  to the Windows 10 support  site ,  reads  as follows: "You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your  Microsoft  account". Bitcoin support was first offered by  Microsoft  back in 2014, but it is not as popular as it was before. Users are still able to spend existing balances, but new deposits are no longer available. (more...)
US Election: Tuesday's primaries could be defining moment in campaign US Election: Tuesday's primaries could be defining moment in campaign
- March 15, 2016

With five states and one USA territory set to vote on Tuesday, the stakes are high for the hometown candidates in winner-takes-all OH and Florida . Ted Cruz, who has defeated the businessman in seven states. Among those who strongly approve of Rubio, 20% are backing Trump, and among those who somewhat approve, 33% support Trump. (more...)
Trump killing Rubio in Florida, tied with Kasich in Ohio Trump killing Rubio in Florida, tied with Kasich in Ohio
- March 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a campaign stop Monday in Tampa. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by a wide margin in Florida, while her advantage over Sanders in OH is narrower. "I think what we're really seeing here is a concerted effort - I think an organized effort - to try and suppress speech", Clovis told Boston Herald Radio. (more...)
Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods: all the new cards Hearthstone Whispers of the Old Gods: all the new cards
- March 15, 2016

Blizzard's hit collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is getting its third major expansion pack soon. It'll be out in April or May. In amongst the new cards there are going to be four of the Old Gods themselves, each of them a powerful 10-mana Legendary monster. Expect more cards in the coming days, so keep it right here on the BitBag for all your Hearthstone news. (more...)
Todd Palin injured in AK snowmobile accident; hospitalized Todd Palin injured in AK snowmobile accident; hospitalized
- March 15, 2016

Trump elected President!" On The Hill home page, the story about Sarah Palin states, " Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Tampa , Fla., Tuesday ". A source told NBC News that Todd Palin was in "a very serious " crash Sunday night and is now hospitalized in intensive care. The aide said Palin had made flight reservations but would stop at a Trump town hall event in Tampa on the way to the airport. (more...)