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Scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76 Scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76
- March 14, 2018

In 1963 he was diagnosed with ALS , a form of Motor Neurone Disease, and later confined to a wheelchair and forced to communicate via a computerised voice. Hawking's most recent high-profile trip to Seattle came in 2012. Hawking's other major scientific contribution was to cosmology, the study of the universe's origin and evolution. (more...)
Apple to buy digital magazine service Texture Apple to buy digital magazine service Texture
- March 14, 2018

Texture now offers access to over 200 magazine titles for a flat monthly subscription price of $9.99. Next Issue Media was created as a joint venture between publishers including Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications and Time Inc. (more...)
British Physicist Stephen Hawking Has Died British Physicist Stephen Hawking Has Died
- March 14, 2018

They praised his "courage and persistence" and said his "brilliance and humour" inspired people across the world. Various news outlets, including the Associated Press, Sky News, and the British Broadcasting Company, are reporting that famous physicist Stephen Hawking has died. (more...)
Jeff Goldblum Reprises His Role As Dr Jeff Goldblum Reprises His Role As Dr
- March 14, 2018

Ian Malcolm for the upcoming dinosaur theme-park simulator, Jurassic World Evolution . Jurassic World Evolution is perhaps best thought of as a Jurrasic Park-themed take on SimCity . When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. (more...)
Is Ubisoft announcing a new Splinter Cell at E3? Is Ubisoft announcing a new Splinter Cell at E3?
- March 13, 2018

According to a new online listing, Ubisoft may be getting ready to reveal a new Splinter Cell game. He was in the studio, I said Hi to him and his daughter. "I can't say much about that", he told Geoff Keighley . "But, for sure, all the Clancy games are taken care of". The series has been stopped since 2013, the year of the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist , a title received warmly by the public and critics, unable to achieve the commercial success of previous episodes. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Adding Devil May Cry Costume And Weapons Monster Hunter World Adding Devil May Cry Costume And Weapons
- March 13, 2018

Within Monster Hunter: World , we'll be getting a few new items inspired by Dante's adventures. Typically these come with hefty shields, which can be combined with their matching swords to create a massive axe to wield. Three Devil May Cry titles are included in the collection which is available now. Capcom has unveiled a new crossover costume for Monster Hunter World . (more...)
Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered Fifteen new planets including a habitable 'super-Earth' discovered
- March 13, 2018

The intriguing thing about studying cooler, smaller stars like red dwarfs is that not much research has been done yet into their planetary systems. Teruyuki Hirano who is a researcher at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Tokyo Institute of Technology stated that planets which revolve around red dwarfs are usually smaller compared to the one revolving around solar-type stars. (more...)
YouTube Goes Dark on Mobile Devices YouTube Goes Dark on Mobile Devices
- March 13, 2018

The folks over at The Verge report Google plans to introduce the dark mode to the Android version of YouTube "soon". The new Dark Theme for YouTube on iOS is rolling out today and we can confirm it's live in Canada. YouTube recently rolled out a Dark Mode to its website, and frankly, it's hot. Let us know if you see Dark Mode hit your YouTube app at some point! "Dark theme", and letting you toggle it on right away. (more...)
Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
- March 13, 2018

San Jose, CA, June 4-8 When technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life. Registration is now live on the site, costing a not insignificant $1,599 - the same price as the last couple of years. (more...)
The Windows 10 Spring Creators update arrives next month The Windows 10 Spring Creators update arrives next month
- March 13, 2018

Microsoft gives users the option to stop getting Windows 10 updates so that the updates will not be downloaded and installed automatically without the knowledge of the users. Users who were affected by this issue and who upgraded to Windows 10 Version 1709 can revert to an earlier version within 10 days of the upgrade. Microsoft says that they enabled the notification to urge the users to update their devices to a newer version so that they may not face any security threats. (more...)
Airtel To Raise Rs 16500 Crore For Spectrum Payment, Refinancing Debt Airtel To Raise Rs 16500 Crore For Spectrum Payment, Refinancing Debt
- March 13, 2018

The country's largest telecom operator has in the last one year announced several measures to trim debt and defend its business under an onslaught from newest entrant Reliance Jio . Earlier, Airtel had pared stake in tower arm Bharti Infratel. Through various transactions of stake sale in the subsidiary, it had raised Rs 12,089 crore. (more...)
Do You Own Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Shares?
- March 13, 2018

About 5.17 million shares traded or 1.55% up from the average. Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has risen 37.41% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Nomura. The stock has "Buy" rating by Loop Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. Rosenblatt initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, September 9 report. (more...)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells Half A Million Units Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells Half A Million Units
- March 13, 2018

The title launched on PC on Tuesday, March 8th. Speaking in a press release , Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund referred to the game's success as a milestone the team hadn't yet anticipated reaching, and expressed pride with regard to player's reactions to the title so far. (more...)
Coincheck to start repaying customers after digital money heist Coincheck to start repaying customers after digital money heist
- March 13, 2018

The hack resulted in coins worth $530 million being stolen and while Coincheck was quick to say that it would repay the affected customers, it didn't detail the manner and time it would take to do that. Coincheck has investigated the heist and with a panel of experts said in a blog post published on Thursday last week said they believed hackers managed to infiltrate an employee's terminal and steal the secret NEM key which they then used to transfer the tokens off the exchange. (more...)
Hubble captures new image of two colliding galaxies Hubble captures new image of two colliding galaxies
- March 13, 2018

But it immediately went passive as the baby boomer stars aged and grew ever redder. Two galactic drama queens located about 350 million light-years away have just started to merge into one, effectively ending their lengthy, cosmic loneliness. (more...)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) Insider Sells 6738 Shares of Stock
- March 13, 2018

Healthsouth Corp now has $ valuation. The stock decreased 1.48% or $3.37 during the last trading session, reaching $223.62. About 117,781 shares traded. (NYSE:GS). Hudock Gp Limited Liability stated it has 0.13% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc . Another trade for 6,738 shares valued at $1.78 million was made by LEE BRIAN J on Wednesday, February 21. (more...)
Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) Director Sells 94723 Shares of Stock
- March 13, 2018

It has outperformed by 46.63% the S&P500. Dupont Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Unum Group (UNM) by 131.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability Co reported 42,648 shares. Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. (more...)
Spotify is officially in South Africa and here's how much it costs Spotify is officially in South Africa and here's how much it costs
- March 13, 2018

The service is free for the first month and then is R59.99 per month after the trial for the premium membership. In Israel, Spotify faces competition from global streaming services such as Apple Music, Deezer, and Tidal, as well as local services offered by Israel-based cellular carriers. (more...)
Dota Plus is a monthly subscription service for Valve's MOBA Dota Plus is a monthly subscription service for Valve's MOBA
- March 12, 2018

In an announcement this afternoon, Valve said that the new service "is an evolution of the Battle Pass", which previously came in two forms - one for the majors, and one for The International. These suggestions are based on data gathered from millions of recent games at each skill bracket, ensuring your builds stay current in the ever-evolving meta. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App Hints at Console Firmware Update Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App Hints at Console Firmware Update
- March 12, 2018

A few weeks ago, there was a 'leak ' which turned out to be fake that showed off a mock-up of version 5.0 of the Switch firmware. The Switch Parental Controls app - allowing users to access Parental Controls for their console - has been updated to v1.5 on iOS (and presumably soon to Android). (more...)
'Slingshot' malware compromises MicroTik routers in state-sponsored attack 'Slingshot' malware compromises MicroTik routers in state-sponsored attack
- March 12, 2018

Slingshot is apparently so sophisticated that Kaspersky has labeled it an advanced persistent threat (APT). It tries to observe PCs with the help of multi-layer attack, which sets its target on the MikroTik routers. Almost all of these countries have been involved in recent years with Western governments on foreign counterterrorism efforts. The malware also actively avoids scans by security software by calling its services directly and shutting down components when it detects active ... (more...)
NASA plans nuclear-armed HAMMER to save Earth from asteroid NASA plans nuclear-armed HAMMER to save Earth from asteroid
- March 12, 2018

A fleet of HAMMER craft, each weighing 8.8 tonnes, would be directed at any incoming asteroid deemed a threat to humanity. NASA is working with National Nuclear Security Administration, and two Energy Department weapons labs will design spacecraft that could explode Bennu if it gets too close. (more...)
Fred Alger Management Inc. Sells 1770506 Shares of Western Digital Corp (WDC) Fred Alger Management Inc. Sells 1770506 Shares of Western Digital Corp (WDC)
- March 12, 2018

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co who had been investing in Waste Management Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.82 billion market cap company. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 70,164 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,085,323.72. Western Digital Corporation has P/S value of 1.45 while its P/B value stands at 2.61. (more...)
Korean President as Murder Suspect Korean President as Murder Suspect
- March 12, 2018

In the segment, they also reportedly showed his photo with US President Donald Trump's advisor and his daughter Ivanka during their meeting at the 2018 Olympics, identifying them as a "millionaire businessman and his wife" and a " killer couple ". (more...)
Amazon wants to expand its regional video content in India Amazon wants to expand its regional video content in India
- March 12, 2018

Hindi and English aren't the only languages with content on Prime Video show, but also has a catalog of films in Tamil and Telegu languages. "We want to figure out how do we do more in the South". Additionally, Amazon may also be looking at bringing sports content opportunities to India and globally. As part of the deal, Amazon Prime Music in India will get access to more than a million works/titles spread across multiple languages, eras and genres of Indian music, IPRS said in a ... (more...)