Sci-tech


Enjoy eclipse but do so safely Enjoy eclipse but do so safely
- August 17, 2017

Anyone with a printer can make glasses these days and then sell them for an astronomical price. If it is scratched or damaged in any way, discard it. The expected areas for best USA viewing of the solar eclipse on August 21 . "In the first partial eclipse I saw, I remember being amazed at seeing that". "However, with the correct equipment, such as a pinhole projector or solar eclipse glasses , it is a safe, enjoyable and memorable event". (more...)
Dinosaurs' missing link: 'Frankenstein' dino found Dinosaurs' missing link: 'Frankenstein' dino found
- August 17, 2017

Chilesaurus is one of the very first dinosaurs to be included in this "bird-hipped" group. The bird-hipped dinosaurs have several common physical traits: the two most notable of these are an inverted, bird-like hip structure and a beak-like structure for eating. (more...)
Jana Partners invests in Sprouts, Blue Apron Jana Partners invests in Sprouts, Blue Apron
- August 17, 2017

Investors would be hard-pressed to find any stock that had had more problems than Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE: APRN ) since it filed for its highly publicized IPO on June 1. The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.99 and a 200 day moving average of $6.99. On average, analysts expect that Blue Apron Holdings will post ($1.43) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (more...)
Deutsche Post DHL and Ford deliver new electric van Deutsche Post DHL and Ford deliver new electric van
- August 17, 2017

He said Deutsche Post would likely pick a second production site for StreetScooter vans next month. It is fitted with a modular battery system delivering 30 to 90 kWh of power which will provide a range of between 80 km and 200 km (50 and 124 miles). (more...)
Crackdown 3 is skipping Christmas, delayed until next spring Crackdown 3 is skipping Christmas, delayed until next spring
- August 17, 2017

Recently we posted an opinion that it might be time to start worrying about Crackdown 3 . That's spring in the U.S. - so expect Crackdown 3 to arrive in New Zealand in autumn, 2018. Honoring the classic, open-world Crackdown experience, Crackdown 3 is bringing you a 4-person co-operative campaign enhanced with a new dynamic story, cutting-edge weapons and vehicles, enemies you'll love to hate - and of course, tons of orbs to collect! This is kind of a big blow with the Xbox One ... (more...)
Arizona mother accused of molesting children, filming & selling videos over the internet Arizona mother accused of molesting children, filming & selling videos over the internet
- August 17, 2017

A young mom has been accused of making videos of herself molesting children and selling them online. Harwood is also accused of videotaping the incidents and selling them over the internet. Harwood allegedly told police that she met a man online who began paying her to masturbate on a webcam and her actions only grew from that introduction into online porn production. (more...)
SpaceX to launch supercomputer in space today
- August 17, 2017

The Dragon also holds an instrument to measure cosmic rays from the space station. "Three, two, one, and liftoff", a SpaceX commentator said as the white Falcon 9 rocket climbed into the blue sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:31 pm (1631 GMT). (more...)
Facebook, Reddit take down hate groups following Charlottesville attack Facebook, Reddit take down hate groups following Charlottesville attack
- August 17, 2017

As a Jew, it's something I've wondered much of my life", Zuckerberg wrote. Two of the largest social media platforms are actively banning neo-Nazi hate groups following the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville , Virginia, where one person was killed when a vehicle rammed through a crowd of counterprotesters . (more...)
ESPN releases new 4-way split screen feature for Apple TV ESPN releases new 4-way split screen feature for Apple TV
- August 17, 2017

Users can watch up to four live feeds using five different layouts. ESPN said it has launched a tvOS MultiCast feature for its Apple TV app that lets users watch up to four live simultaneous streams. The new feature, dubbed MultiCast, has reportedly been created to eliminate the viewer's need to flip through channels just to see a game's current progress, ensuring that sports lovers will never have to miss out on the next big play ever again, according to a report from Variety . (more...)
Gearbox Software is publishing We Happy Few next year Gearbox Software is publishing We Happy Few next year
- August 17, 2017

We Happy Few will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 13th April 2018, priced $59.99/£54.99/€69.99 at retail, with 15% off until launch day. If you pre-order through the Microsoft Store, Steam , GOG.com or Humble Store, you'll get access to the alpha version when you reserve the game. The update , dubbed Life in Technicolour , features improvements to the UI and AI, as well as new Joy effects. (more...)
Drug-fueled survival game We Happy Few hits retail next spring Drug-fueled survival game We Happy Few hits retail next spring
- August 17, 2017

Now, however, it looks as if the studio's survival horror game is nearly ready to launch to the masses in full form, as the developer has officially announced a partnership with Gearbox Publishing that will allow the title to release at retail for PC, PlayStation 4 , and Xbox One on April 13, 2018. (more...)
We Happy Few Announced for PS4, Releases in April 2018 We Happy Few Announced for PS4, Releases in April 2018
- August 17, 2017

Diehard fans can snag the $149.99 (about £116) limited edition We Happy Few Collector's Set. Gearbox Publishing has partnered with Compulsion Games to take We Happy Few , the eerie adventure about survival and paranoia, to new heights. (more...)
Maersk Expects to Ride Rising Tides This Year Despite Cyber-Attack Losses Maersk Expects to Ride Rising Tides This Year Despite Cyber-Attack Losses
- August 16, 2017

Transport & Logistics reported a consolidated revenue of $7.7bn, which was an increase of 15 per cent compared to same quarter past year, and an underlying profit of $442m which was improved significantly, in large part driven by higher container freight rates. (more...)
Bethesda Offers 'Prey' Trials On PC, Consoles Bethesda Offers 'Prey' Trials On PC, Consoles
- August 16, 2017

You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments created to improve the human race. The length of the free trial is a bit unclear, although any progress made will be saved if you wish to later purchase and carry on with the full game. (more...)
The Evil Within 2 New Trailer Showcases Deadly Photographer Stefano The Evil Within 2 New Trailer Showcases Deadly Photographer Stefano
- August 16, 2017

Apparently, human "monsters" have made their way into the STEM world where the game takes place and the first among them to be revealed is Stefano Valentini, an artist "with dark proclivities and unbounded imagination". Here's a new video for The Evil Within 2 to enjoy, just in time for the lunch hour. The player will take control of Sebastian, wandering into Stefano's STEM world and doing battle with his ugly creation, Obscura to uncover more about the villain's life before madness took hold. (more...)
Hands-free calling starts rolling out to Google Home Hands-free calling starts rolling out to Google Home
- August 16, 2017

Voice calling for Google Home is rolling out to all speakers today. For example, you telling Google Home to call your Dad would have a different result than your spouse using the same command. Phone calls to emergency 911 services and global numbers are not supported. Additionally, you can contact businesses by saying things like, "Call the closest florist", or "Call the pizza place on Front Street". (more...)
Amazon Echo speaker with Alexa voice assistant to launch this Diwali Amazon Echo speaker with Alexa voice assistant to launch this Diwali
- August 16, 2017

Amazon was initially aiming for a launch in December but they pushed the launch ahead to Diwali on October 18th instead. According to the report, Amazon is now testing the Amazon Echo and the Echo Dot among its employees. Further, the report also mentions that the Echo Dot speaker will come with a price tag of Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000. And as for the languages to be supported in India, it is said that the company is testing both Hindi as well as Tamil. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 seemingly exposed in 'Deep Sea Blue' colour option Galaxy Note 8 seemingly exposed in 'Deep Sea Blue' colour option
- August 16, 2017

First up, SamMobile , citing sources, said that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 8 with its Experience software version 8.5 instead of the version 8.1 now running on the Galaxy S8 . These reports are based on the latest sighting of the alleged Note 8 on the popular benchmarking website Geekbench. The leaks confirm that the Galaxy Note 8 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. (more...)
Amazon does Amazon does "great damage" to retailers, Trump tweets
- August 16, 2017

Trump, who has criticised Amazon in the past, offered no specific facts to back up his argument. In June, Mr Trump tweeted: "AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes ". In December 2015, Trump also described the Washington Post as a tax shelter that Mr Bezos uses to keep Amazon's taxes low. Some speculated the tweet was prompted by a Post story that said at least some of Mr. (more...)
'March on Google' rally in Bakery Square postponed 'March on Google' rally in Bakery Square postponed
- August 16, 2017

Google announced it canceled the registration of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer for violating its terms of service, after it posted an article mocking a woman who was run over and killed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)
Nokia 8 Launch Expected Today, Specifications
- August 16, 2017

Nokia 8 that has been subject to a plethora of leaks, is set to hit the floors on August 16 and HMD Global has started sending out invites for its launch. The handset will likely sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display of at least 5.3 inches. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. (more...)
Scientists Discover 91 Volcanoes Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Sheet Scientists Discover 91 Volcanoes Hidden Under Antarctic Ice Sheet
- August 16, 2017

A volcanic eruption in this region could further destabilise west Antarctica's ice sheets. 'The big question is: how active are these volcanoes? All are covered in ice, sometimes in layers that are more than 4km thick. It could be the densest region of volcanoes in the world - and there are fears they could erupt at any time, reports the Daily Star . Other studies have found that there was seismic activity in Antarctica but the impact wasn't connected to the ice retreat. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
- August 16, 2017

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,481,882 shares of the company's stock valued at $13,515,000 after buying an additional 1,187,195 shares during the last quarter. Meanwhile, CEO Sergio Marchionne wants to retire in 2019 and has said the five-year plan he laid out for the company in 2014 will be his last. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 EPS. (more...)
Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Being Updated To Add The Lost Legacy Content Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Being Updated To Add The Lost Legacy Content
- August 16, 2017

According to reports, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PS4 will have an installation size of 44.7 GB, a figure that is quite curious if we consider that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End had an initial size of 48 GB on the current Sony console. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Spotted on FCC Google Pixel 2 Spotted on FCC
- August 16, 2017

Not just that, the device will also have a squeezable frame like the HTC U11 . While it is still unconfirmed, this feature could be the same " Edge Sense " in the HTC U11 , which had pressure sensitive edges. This could be the near final build as the latest Developer Preview comes with Android 8.0.0. As far as the smaller Pixel 2 (4.97-inch) is concerned, it is said to have an nearly identical design language as the last year's generic 5-inch Pixel phone. (more...)