Sci-tech


South Korea looks to jump-start diplomacy in North Korea standoff South Korea looks to jump-start diplomacy in North Korea standoff
- August 22, 2017

Seoul and Washington have said the largely computer-simulated UFG exercise, which dates back to 1976, will go ahead as planned, but did not comment on whether the drills would be scaled back in an effort to ease tensions. The same exercises in 2016 provoked North Korea to conduct nuclear tests. The North's leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would "watch a little more" before making a decision on the Guam missile launch, a declaration Trump lauded as "very wise". (more...)
International Space Station witnesses 'umbra' of eclipse on Earth's surface International Space Station witnesses 'umbra' of eclipse on Earth's surface
- August 22, 2017

They are also busy preparing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on Monday with the chance at several unique views of the event. While millions experienced the 2017 Eclipse, only six people saw the umbra, or moon's shadow, over the United States from space. (more...)
THQ Nordic Announces New Action RPG Biomutant THQ Nordic Announces New Action RPG Biomutant
- August 22, 2017

The game is said to be highly replayable thanks to varied and deep character progression and will offer "three systematically generated worlds, an underworld and a small solar system" for exploration by mech, air-balloon, jet ski, UFO and of course, on foot. (more...)
Millions Travel Across Nation To View Coast-To-Coast Eclipse Millions Travel Across Nation To View Coast-To-Coast Eclipse
- August 22, 2017

Though many in Carbondale and southern IL were able to fully witness a total solar eclipse Monday, for some on campus the experience was disappointing. One of the biggest astronomical events of our lives takes place on Monday and we are still expecting good viewing weather for the eclipse. US President Donald Trump stepped out of his White House residence with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron with protective glasses to see the partial eclipse. (more...)
Last Minute Warning- Today's Eclipse Could Destroy Your Cell Phone Camera! Last Minute Warning- Today's Eclipse Could Destroy Your Cell Phone Camera!
- August 22, 2017

With phones, some say you can use those approved glasses and tape the lens of the glasses over your phone camera lens. But will looking at the screen damage my eyesight? . You don't need the shutter set for six seconds to shoot the brightest thing in the universe. Android Wear users can also use one of the many apps in the Play Store to perform the same function. (more...)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) & Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Touching Most Active List Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) & Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Touching Most Active List
- August 22, 2017

Session activity on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares bumps the stock on today's most active list. Guardian Investment Management, which manages about $230.45M and $86.63 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc by 12,008 shares to 1,038 shares, valued at $1.01 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One May Be a Timed Exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One May Be a Timed Exclusive
- August 21, 2017

It recently claimed the Steam record for the most concurrent players in a non-Valve game when 481,291 users sat down to play on July 30. On Twitter , the game's community manager was asked whether it was a "100% exclusive" and seemed to sidestep the question. (more...)
Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition confirmed, includes game and Premium Pass Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition confirmed, includes game and Premium Pass
- August 21, 2017

Today at Gamescom EA announced a brand new Revolution Edition for Battlefield 1 , functioning nearly like a Game of the Year Edition. That new mode, Incursions , will introduce 5v5 battles to Battlefield 1 starting in September and is "optimized for competition", EA said. (more...)
Total eclipse over U.S. today; only partial for Donegal Total eclipse over U.S. today; only partial for Donegal
- August 21, 2017

The moon will start to slightly cover the sun beginning around 1:15. Stand still and while viewing the eclipse and be sure to wear your viewing glasses at all times . Instead, we'll be able to see a 95% blackened sun as the moon passes in front of the center of our solar system. There will be 69 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the planet in the next 100 years, but only a few will be visible from North America . (more...)
Redwood Investments LLC Lowers Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Redwood Investments LLC Lowers Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- August 21, 2017

It is down 22.71% since August 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.30% the S&P500. Friess Associates Llc increased its stake in Nvidia Corp. Iberiabank stated it has 0.14% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ). Savant Capital invested in 2,210 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 11.05M shares. (more...)
Court grants SA rhino owner permission to auction horns Court grants SA rhino owner permission to auction horns
- August 21, 2017

The world " s largest rhino breeder, South African John Hume, was authorized today by a South African Court to hold an online sale of 264 rhino horns. He harvests the horns by tranquillising the animals and dehorning them, a technique used to ward off poachers. More than 1,000 of the animals have been slaughtered each year since 2013 in South Africa, according to Save the Rhino International, a London-based charity. (more...)
Solar Eclipse Viewing At Phoenix Heritage Square Solar Eclipse Viewing At Phoenix Heritage Square
- August 21, 2017

But how can you be absolutely certain they'll do their job and protect your eyes? The Helena Astronomical Society sold out of their solar eclipse viewing glasses in just 13 minutes on Saturday. After the Amazon recall of solar viewers some people in Salisbury said they are now hesitant to buy them. The Regina Astronomical Society is looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse of the sun, saying we won't see something like this again in western Canada until the 2040's. (more...)
Gionee launches 'X1' smartphone at Rs 8999 Gionee launches 'X1' smartphone at Rs 8999
- August 21, 2017

Commenting on the launch, Alok Shrivastava, Director of Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India said, " Gionee has always been committed to amaze its customers with premium quality products at attractive prices". We are delighted to introduce the all new X1 which will surely be a delight for the users. Further, the front camera comes with a front flash which the company promises to deliver "brighter and clearer selfies in the lowest of low-light conditions". (more...)
Google shows how easy it is to steal stock images Google shows how easy it is to steal stock images
- August 21, 2017

Now, Google researchers have developed an AI algorithm that removes watermarks from photos cleanly and easily. Research at Google recently published a paper called "On the Effectiveness of Visual Watermarks " regarding how easily watermarks can be removed, and how this can be prevented. (more...)
Amazon donates 1600 Echo Dots to Arizona State University for engineering majors Amazon donates 1600 Echo Dots to Arizona State University for engineering majors
- August 21, 2017

Fortunately, this week Sonos published details of a very telling update to its privacy update, offering a major hint that Alexa support is nigh. Sonos has previously confirmed that it would be integrating Amazon Alexa into its wireless multi-room speakers by way of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot . (more...)
Project Scorpio Edition Xbox One X announced Project Scorpio Edition Xbox One X announced
- August 21, 2017

It's certainly no secret that the Xbox One X , Microsoft's powerful new flagship home console, will be backward compatible with virtually all Xbox One Games, but up until now, the company has been tight-lipped about which specific games will get "enhanced" thanks to the console's upgraded specs. (more...)
Here's What to Expect From Assassin's Creed Origins' Combat Here's What to Expect From Assassin's Creed Origins' Combat
- August 21, 2017

While it's not footage we'll see in game, the trailer sets a bold, yet stylish tone all set to Leonard Cohen's "You Want it Darker". The franchise, for a while, has been known to develop periodically simulated characters in their games. In an interview with Gamespot , Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot had stated that Assassin's Creed: Origins would be made compatible for Microsoft Xbox One X , and that it would be the best console version available. (more...)
Vive VR headset gets $200 price cut Vive VR headset gets $200 price cut
- August 21, 2017

The high-end, PC-based consumer Vive that is in market today, and will be for the foreseeable future, will now be available for $599. HTC will get you started with three free games: Everest VR , Richie's Plank Experience , and Google's Tilt Brush . (more...)
ReCore: Definitive Edition is Free for Original ReCore Owners ReCore: Definitive Edition is Free for Original ReCore Owners
- August 21, 2017

I had my problems with ReCore when it launched, but a patched up version in 4K is probably the first thing I'll play on the Xbox One X when it launches. Puzzles, combat, and customization are just a few of the components that make up the game that's now being reintroduced once again nearly a year after its September release. (more...)
Intel to roll-out its 8th Gen processors in September Intel to roll-out its 8th Gen processors in September
- August 21, 2017

This largesse is to the benefit of all users and we'll be remiss if we don't thank AMD for it. Intel is kicking off its eighth generation of Core processors this morning. The majority of that increase comes from the two extra cores the company is packing into 15W, but design and process refinements purportedly let the company extract another 15% more performance for the 40% total. (more...)
World of Tanks Prepares To Storm Onto The Xbox One X
- August 21, 2017

With 4K gaming becoming the new trend in the gaming industry, Sony and Microsoft are trying to close the performance gap between current generation consoles and the high-end gaming PC's, by releasing upgraded versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . (more...)
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) YouTube Now Promotes Breaking News Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) YouTube Now Promotes Breaking News
- August 21, 2017

YouTube is taking more efforts to stand out from today's crowd of online video service providers. For the most of, YouTube is a place that never disappoints. It has grown more productive and has also given birth of a whole new bunch of talents - the YouTube celebrities. In June, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the site had 1.5 billion watching an hour of video each on mobile alone. (more...)
Mark Zuckerburg Is Taking Two Months of Paternity Leave Mark Zuckerburg Is Taking Two Months of Paternity Leave
- August 21, 2017

On Wednesday, July 12th, Mark Zuckerberg sold 134,599 shares of Facebook stock. Shares of Facebook were climbing higher on Friday and have surged over 45% year-to-date. In fact, my husband, who has never taken off more than a few days for the births of our kids, says that no dad he works with would dare to take more than just a little time off, maybe a week or two, for family leave. (more...)
Aston Martin DBR1 Sells For Record $25.5 Million In Monterey Aston Martin DBR1 Sells For Record $25.5 Million In Monterey
- August 21, 2017

That incredible figure (more than the cost of some private jets) smashed the previous record holder for the most expensive British vehicle sold at auction, a 1955 Jaguar D-Type which sold for United States $21.8 million (A$27.5 million) past year. (more...)
How to make pinhole eclipse viewers How to make pinhole eclipse viewers
- August 21, 2017

There are also a few household items that can be used on the big day. The top of the cereal box should be sealed before cutting out square or rectangular holes on the left and right sides of the now sealed top. Tape the sheet of white paper inside the box opposite the hole. The next step is to cover the left hole with the aluminium foil. Adjust your position until you see a small projection, a negative image, of the eclipsed Sun on the paper inside the box. (more...)