Sci-tech


Monday. 1:09 pm: Police searching for missing Hubbard girl Monday. 1:09 pm: Police searching for missing Hubbard girl
- August 15, 2017

She is believed to be with Malik Perkins Williams, 21, of Solon, Ohio, police said. An endangered missing child advisory has been issued by Trumbull County 911 center for a Hubbard teenager. The teen is considered at risk because a of medical condition that requires medication she left at home. He was driving a 2012 white Infiniti SUV (OH, FSE9009). (more...)
Blizzard sees the light, brings back the Battle.net name Blizzard sees the light, brings back the Battle.net name
- August 15, 2017

Don't think, however, that your precious Battle Dot Net is escaping entirely unscathed. "The technology was never going away, but after giving the branding change further consideration and also hearing your feedback, we're in agreement that the name should stay as well". (more...)
Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta
- August 14, 2017

Private beta participants will also get a look at Divisions , which replaces the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system originally created by Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Players will enlist in the conflict by selecting from five iconic World War II Divisions , in a fundamentally new way to invest in your multiplayer career. (more...)
Google Pays Apple Billions Each Year to Stay on the iPhone Google Pays Apple Billions Each Year to Stay on the iPhone
- August 14, 2017

CNBC brings word from a Bernstein analyst, who says the payments are accounting for significant portions of Apple's profits. Would Apple , given the alternatives, ever seek to switch Google out for Bing or Yahoo? Because the payments to Apple are "nearly all profit", Sacconaghi said Google may account for 5% of the iPhone maker's total operating profit this year, and has accounted for 25% of operating-profit growth over the past two years. (more...)
Goldfish Get Drunk To Survive In Low-Oxygen Waters Goldfish Get Drunk To Survive In Low-Oxygen Waters
- August 14, 2017

Too much lactic acid is risky for the fish. "The ice cover closes them off from the air, so when the pond is ice-covered the fish consumes all the oxygen and then it switches over to the alcohol". This mutation allows them to make ethanol outside the mitochondria. When that oxygen runs out, the cells turn to a different process, anaerobic respiration, that produces lactic acid, which can quickly build up and cause harm. (more...)
SpaceX launches super-computer to space station
- August 14, 2017

The length of the experiment is roughly that of a journey to Mars, during which a spacecraft will need high performance on board computing resources with high reliability. In this case, during high radiation events, the electrical power consumption and, therefore, the operating speeds of the computer systems are lowered in an attempt to determine if such systems can still operate correctly. (more...)
JioPhone: Everything you need to know about Jio's 4G feature phone JioPhone: Everything you need to know about Jio's 4G feature phone
- August 14, 2017

Jio has 125 million users since its launch in September a year ago. Once it is done, users will automatically get the latest update through email and SMS . In addition to the ₹1,500 refundable charge, you will also need to recharge the phone with the ₹153 data plan every month, which offers 500 MB of data per day for 28 days. (more...)
Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware Researcher who stopped WannaCry pleads not guilty to other malware
- August 14, 2017

US prosecutors have claimed that he and an unnamed co-defendant advertised, distributed and profited from malware code known as "Kronos" between July 2014 and 2015. Hutchins became an accidental hero in May when he created a killswitch that helped stop WannaCry from infecting computers worldwide. British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials. (more...)
AMD RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 Final Aggregate Performance Leaked AMD RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 Final Aggregate Performance Leaked
- August 14, 2017

The box shots show that samples won't have the Vega 64 logo, but just rather a standard Radeon RX Vega one, and won't include the previously seen Holocube. RX Vega is also larger than the RX 480 , by about an inch, and it uses a vapor chamber for heat dissipation. Regarding the outputs, this GPU comes with a HDMI port and three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. (more...)
Game of Thrones Just Revealed a Game-Changing Targaryen Secret
- August 14, 2017

The promise is presumably that Ned look after her son and as we know, Ned raised Jon as his own bastard son, even though it meant royally pissing off his wife Catelyn. That Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna may have been a skewed version of events, it seems. But while we've already seen Lyanna in one of Bran's visions from the past, we're yet to see Rhaegar come to life on screen. (more...)
Pokemon GO: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres Coming Back For Limited Time Pokemon GO: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres Coming Back For Limited Time
- August 14, 2017

Centred around a Pokémon Go event in Yokohama, Japan in the past 24 hours, Mewtwo Raids have begun to pop up in Pokémon Go . Previously, the three Pokemon from the Kanto region made their appearance in the game on a staggered basis, each turning up for a week before being replaced by one of their fellow legendary birds. (more...)
Five places to get eclipse glasses before the big day Five places to get eclipse glasses before the big day
- August 14, 2017

The pirated eclipse glasses might flood the markers. In Connecticut, the eclipse will start about 1:23 p.m. but reach its height around 2:45 p.m. At first, AAS said people should look for the ISO 12312-2 label on their glasses, but recent counterfeits have contained that label even though they were not safe, Mashable reported . (more...)
Scientists find 91 new volcanoes under Antarctic ice sheet Scientists find 91 new volcanoes under Antarctic ice sheet
- August 14, 2017

The volcanoes range in height from 100m to a towering 3,850m tall. Geologists and ice experts say the range has similarities to east Africa's volcanic ridge, acknowledged to be the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world. The geological finding may call for applause, but the geologist who led the team told The Guardian that the 91 volcanoes may trigger destabilising consequences in the event that the volcanoes erupt underneath the ice sheet. (more...)
LG V30's leaked wireless charging dock confirms the prominent feature LG V30's leaked wireless charging dock confirms the prominent feature
- August 14, 2017

Separately, the company has announced that the upcoming V series flagship will come with more personalisation options for users and revealed what will happen to the secondary display with the launch of V30. Its camera mode will be upgraded to give any shutterbug professional quality photography capabilities. They can also download photos taken by professionals from the Graphy website or mobile app and add those image's metadata presets on their own images. (more...)
Texas Senate OKs abortion insurance restrictions Texas Senate OKs abortion insurance restrictions
- August 14, 2017

The Texas House earlier this week passed House Bill 214, which bars abortion coverage on the health exchanges and private insurance. But opponents have criticized the bill because it doesn't make exceptions for rape or incest. "It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion". Still, abortion clinics around the state have closed and the number of abortions performed in the country's second-largest state has fallen from more than 82,000 in 2006 to around 54,300 in 2015. (more...)
Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers
- August 14, 2017

The patent titled, " Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section ", which Gamevice claims is being infringed upon by Nintendo Switch . On the other hand, if the court does find enough similarities between the two, it could spell trouble for Nintendo . Most of the titles that are played on the telly can also be played through the Nintendo Switch . (more...)
NASA announces television coverage for August 21 solar eclipse NASA announces television coverage for August 21 solar eclipse
- August 13, 2017

But in the so-called " path of totality " where Levesque is headed, spanning from OR to SC, viewers will be able to see the total eclipse in all its glory. The eclipse is expected to have 81 percent coverage from this location. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly. Solar view glasses and pinhole cameras also will be available to the public. (more...)
Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses
- August 13, 2017

Michael Chipps - president of Northeast - sent an email reassuring the "college family" that the solar eclipse glasses being distributed by Northeast were manufactured in the United States and have been certified by the British Standards Institute. (more...)
Three militants & two soldiers dead; locals help militants flee Three militants & two soldiers dead; locals help militants flee
- August 13, 2017

As the security forces were conducting searches, the terrorists opened fire on them which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight. Several other soldiers were injured who were airlifted to army's 92 base hospital at Badamibagh here. The gunfight triggered after contingents of Indian troops and police encircled the area on intelligence information suggesting presence of militants. (more...)
Fired engineer: Google tried to shame me Fired engineer: Google tried to shame me
- August 13, 2017

The memo which was titled " Google's Ideological Echo Chamber ", led to a lot of anger within the tech quarters as it suggested that women preferred to work outside the tech department because they were anxious. The author of the most famous internal memo of the year writes about his firing from Google , which in this case appears more like an excommunication from a cult. (more...)
Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses
- August 13, 2017

Wal-Mart and a few other stores may be selling eclipse glasses in areas close to totality but they may have sold out already, and I haven't seen any locally, so that may not stretch as far north as Pennsylvania. The sun should appear quite dim through a solar viewer. Those who are planning to view the eclipse are being advised to protect their eyes , as viewing the sun during an eclipse can cause severe damage . (more...)
Carroll Area Will See 98 Percent Of Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse Carroll Area Will See 98 Percent Of Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
- August 13, 2017

Take care looking at the sun no matter where you're watching; you should never, ever look directly into the sun without proper protection. The alerts come days before the solar eclipse , and as others said they have been duped by fake glasses. (more...)
Team Liquid Wins $24 Million International Dota 2 Tournament Team Liquid Wins $24 Million International Dota 2 Tournament
- August 13, 2017

Team Liquid almost dropped out of the competition and had to fight its way back in the lower bracket of the tournament. From there, they battled through the lower bracket with impressive wins over Team Secret, Team Empire (who upset and eliminated Evil Geniuses one game prior), Virtus Pro, before being faced against two Chinese powerhouses in LGD and LFY. (more...)
Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Semi Without A Human Driver Tesla Wants To Test Autonomous Semi Without A Human Driver
- August 13, 2017

UBS AG reissued a "sell" rating and set a $160.00 price target on shares of Tesla in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Argus raised Tesla from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and boosted their target price for the company from $355.17 to $444.00 in a research note on Tuesday. (more...)
Perseid meteor shower will light up the sky Perseid meteor shower will light up the sky
- August 13, 2017

Because the meteors are coming approximately from the direction of the Perseus constellation (thus the name Perseid), look between the northeastern horizon and the point right above you. If you stay up late to find your area covered in cloud, or you live in a busy city with high levels of light pollution, then you can watch the live stream here. (more...)