Sci-tech


China's Tiangong-1 space lab to crash on Earth this weekend
- March 30, 2018

Jonathan McDowell , an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center, Twitted "Tiangong-1 now 199 x 218 km orbit; down 4 km since yesterday". "Due to the relatively large size of the object, it is expected that there will be many pieces reentering together, some of which may survive reentry and land on the Earth's surface". (more...)
Trade war fears rise as Trump hits out at China Trade war fears rise as Trump hits out at China
- March 29, 2018

He said his action would make the country stronger and richer. Trump argued the action was meant to protect US industries from unfair competition and to bolster national security, but his decision brought some harsh criticism from fellow Republicans and roiled financial markets amid fears of a potential trade war. (more...)
Amazon to sponsor The Great British Bake Off 2018 Amazon to sponsor The Great British Bake Off 2018
- March 29, 2018

Amazon will now take up the mantle, and is thought to be planning to promote its Echo speakers and Alexa virtual assistant during the ad breaks for the show. Last year, brands were sceptical that Channel 4 could make the format a hit, after refreshing the programme with a new presenting line-up led by judge Prue Leith. (more...)
Facebook scandal stirs privacy concerns for millions of users Facebook scandal stirs privacy concerns for millions of users
- March 29, 2018

Interest in the archive feature has increased since news broke earlier this month that a data analytics firm misused Facebook users' personal information during the 2016 U.S. They follow intense criticism of the firm after it emerged that data about 50 million users had been harvested and passed on to a political consultancy. (more...)
Music Videos Section Comes to Apple Music Ahead of iOS 11.3 Release Music Videos Section Comes to Apple Music Ahead of iOS 11.3 Release
- March 29, 2018

Word of new music video content for Apple Music subscribers came via Apple when it outlined numerous upcoming changes in iOS 11.3 in a preview announcement at the beginning of the year. This dedicated section for music videos on Apple Music will be ad-free. It also debuted a whole bunch of curated playlists, including one called "The A-List: Classic Dance Moves", which we're guessing means you can finally learn all the dance steps to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies", Janet Jackson's "Rhythm ... (more...)
Jurassic World Evolution Is Up For Pre-order Jurassic World Evolution Is Up For Pre-order
- March 29, 2018

The launch window means that Evolution will tie-in with the release of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie in cinemas. The deluxe edition content includes a pack of 5 extra dinosaurs that can be accessed through dig sites within the game. (more...)
It's Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find | Facebook Newsroom It's Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find | Facebook Newsroom
- March 29, 2018

Shares in Facebook itself remain more than 17% down since mid-March, when reports emerged that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica - which was hired by Donald Trump's presidential campaign team - had allegedly illegally harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. (more...)
Facebook sued for housing discrimination Facebook sued for housing discrimination
- March 29, 2018

The US Federal Trade commission (FTC) has already confirmed that it was investigating Facebook after the leak of personal and other data. However, the housing groups' and ProPublica's ability to exclude people interested in Telemundo suggests that advertisers could still discriminate by using proxies for race or ethnicity. (more...)
Facebook Update Makes It Easier To Access Privacy Settings Facebook Update Makes It Easier To Access Privacy Settings
- March 29, 2018

Facebook has revamped where users can find their privacy, data downloading, and deletion settings. "We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find", chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer said in a blog post . (more...)
Google Begins Mobile-First Indexing for Eligible Sites Google Begins Mobile-First Indexing for Eligible Sites
- March 29, 2018

Companies in all industries should take this change seriously, as their ranking in the search engine could directly impact their business. Google has started sending a notification to the webmasters via search console , about the migrating to mobile-first indexing. (more...)
Swaying Stock: CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
- March 29, 2018

The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $54.7. About 54.15M shares traded or 146.21% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. Among 37 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on May, 2. This will give analytical advantage to a shorter-term trader since it pursues the price more intimately, and consequently produces less "lag" as comparison to the longer-term moving average. (more...)
Massive flare in the Proxima Centauri system puts its habitability into question
- March 29, 2018

Meredith MacGregor, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science , recently published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters on an unusually intense stellar flare that happened March 24, 2017 on Proxima Centauri. But if Proxima b is any indication of other similar planets, it's possible stellar flares have wiped out numerous atmospheres on other exoplanets. Stellar flares occur when a shift in the magnetic field of a star accelerates electrons to almost the speed of ... (more...)
Russian Federation to Britain - Prove your own spies did not poison Skripal Russian Federation to Britain - Prove your own spies did not poison Skripal
- March 29, 2018

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday demanded London prove British spies did not poison a former double agent in England, saying in the absence of such proof it would regard the incident as an attempt on the lives of Russian citizens. The Kremlin says it will respond soon to the recent expulsions of more than 130 Russian diplomats from Western nations. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hailed the diplomatic expulsions as a statement to those who doubted the unity of North Atlantic ... (more...)
Auto ends up submerged in Florida pool; man and daughter unhurt Auto ends up submerged in Florida pool; man and daughter unhurt
- March 29, 2018

He said he was surprised when he started receiving calls from the cops asking him to come to the police station. The respondent also alleged that for the past one year, her husband has stopped eating at home. When I told her that I don't support all of them, she said that I was not a good man. He has four daughters of his own and a wife. But her forgetfulness was to get worse, as she ran back for the cash without putting the handbrake on. (more...)
Toyota and Suzuki to share hybrid auto sales in India Toyota and Suzuki to share hybrid auto sales in India
- March 29, 2018

The announcement added that specific details such as vehicle specifications and pricing as well as the schedule of the start of supply and the number of units that will be provided will be considered at a later stage. In February 2017, Toyota and Suzuki had concluded a memorandum towards business partnership and since then, they have been exploring concrete projects for collaboration in areas including environmental technology, safety technology, information technology, and the mutual supply ... (more...)
Blue moon will close out March in style Blue moon will close out March in style
- March 29, 2018

The first Blue Moon phenomenon for this year occurred on January 31. The next seasonal Blue Moon will be on May 18, 2019 as it will be the third full moon of that season. EST. A full moon occurs once every 29.5 days, so blue moons occur sporadically - about once every two-and-a-half years. It will actually be the second time this year we've experienced a blue moon. (more...)
Apple Education Event Footage Reveals New Products Apple Education Event Footage Reveals New Products
- March 29, 2018

In order to make up for this, Apple announced that it will be offering a cheaper third-party stylus called the Logitech Crayon. Finally, you should know that Apple has also announced other innovations for education, the objective being to invade schools to impose its products on children (and then keep them). (more...)
Look! Google Search To Roll Out Mobile-First Indexing Look! Google Search To Roll Out Mobile-First Indexing
- March 29, 2018

This change means Google will "use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking" on Google Search Mobile. Google rolled out this week the mobile-first indexing. Google prefers the mobile optimized content for indexing. And it will favor the mobile version of the webpage over its own fast-loading AMP pages. Users see two different URLs. (more...)
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock sinks after Citron's 'short' call Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock sinks after Citron's 'short' call
- March 29, 2018

But the sentiment has improved after reports that the countries were willing to renegotiate tariffs and trade imbalances. The firm pointed toward the criticism of rival social network Facebook Inc . Analysts Mean Recommendation/Target Price/Volume: The stock exchanged hands with 80053027 numbers of shares contrast to its average daily volume of 30.52M shares. (more...)
The Switch is getting bricked by third party docks
- March 29, 2018

But there are plenty of people in Nintendo related forums across the web noting that other third-party docks are causing bricking problems , though some have reported no problems with non-official docks. Nintendo has released a statement about the issue, recommending that Switch owners only buy official Nintendo products: "Unlicensed products and accessories do not undergo Nintendo's testing and evaluation process", the company said. (more...)
Western Canada uncovered Human impacts approximated to be 13000 years of ages Western Canada uncovered Human impacts approximated to be 13000 years of ages
- March 29, 2018

The last ice age ended 11,000 to 14,000 years ago. Researchers discovered footprints that are about 13,000 years old on the shoreline of an island on Canada's Pacific coast. "As this island would only have been accessible by watercraft 13,000 years ago", McLaren said, "it implies that the people who left the footprints were seafarers who used boats to get around, gather and hunt for food and live and explore the islands". (more...)
New Firefox add-on stops Facebook tracking your every move online New Firefox add-on stops Facebook tracking your every move online
- March 29, 2018

When you log on to Facebook again, you will see it's been opened in a blue-coloured "container" tab. It also blocks you from logging into third party apps with your Facebook account details and stops the embedded Facebook comments and Like buttons from working on other sites. (more...)
Poor Future ahead on Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)
- March 29, 2018

For full details of this deal please see the D.C. based-SEC's report available for review here. The total dollar value of all 1.26 billion outstanding shares is 65.86 billion. (NASDAQ:MU) on Monday, September 21 with "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, June 8. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. (more...)
Kemerovo fire most likely caused by arson Kemerovo fire most likely caused by arson
- March 29, 2018

Investigators identified a short circuit as a possible cause and said the emergency exits were locked shut, hampering an evacuation. Numerous victims were children who died in a locked movie theater after making desperate calls for help. Putin has long resisted making personnel moves in response to grassroots pressure, said Tatiana Stanovaya, head of the Paris-based think tank R.Politik. (more...)
Playboy's Cooper Hefner: Playboy's Cooper Hefner: "We Are Stepping Away From Facebook"
- March 29, 2018

Playboy Enterprises said it will deactivate its accounts on Facebook, which cumulatively have more than 25 million followers. For its part, Playboy has also been in an effort to come to grips with societ's bright, attractive future on the internet, where Louvres worth of smutty images are available for free. (more...)