Sci-tech


Chase Elliott's NASCAR title chances take hit with penalty Chase Elliott's NASCAR title chances take hit with penalty
- September 20, 2017

Race finish at Chicagoland Speedway is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes, NASCAR PR reports. Elliott's crew chief Alan Gustafson was fined $25,000 and suspended for one race. 24 team rubbing his hand on the back of the auto. Hendrick Motorsports will not appeal the penalty, naming Kenny Francis as the interim crew chief for Kevin Hulstein as the interim auto chief for Elliott at NHMS. (more...)
BSNL introduces new unlimited data, free voice call plan BSNL introduces new unlimited data, free voice call plan
- September 20, 2017

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ( BSNL ) has announced a pre-paid recharge coupon of Rs 249 . It includes data and voice benefits. BSNL claimed that it is collaborating with Micromax and Lava to reveal co-branded feature handsets next month at nearly Rs 2,000 with packed offers such as free of cost calls. (more...)
Fortnite's 100-player Battle Royale mode is free for everyone next week Fortnite's 100-player Battle Royale mode is free for everyone next week
- September 20, 2017

And just to clarify, "everyone" doesn't mean "everyone who purchased one of the several Fortnite Founder's packs", everyone actually means everyone. The dev team is still working on this but they're planning to introduce squads on September 26. Epic Games' Fortnite will introduce the 100-player PUBG-esque mode on September 26. (more...)
Nest introduces Hello, its first video doorbell Nest introduces Hello, its first video doorbell
- September 20, 2017

Instead of giving you the full resolution, you get a 1080p feed with enhanced digital zoom via Nest's so-called "Supersight", which zooms in and follows movement without as much loss of detail. Nest Hello , as the doorbell is named, will be going on sale early in 2018 though Nest hasn't yet confirmed a price. Not only did Nest announce new hardware, but for Nest Cam IQ indoor owners, the company says it is offering the option to upgrade the camera with Google Assistant. (more...)
Scientists discover Octlantis - an underwater city built by octopuses in Australia Scientists discover Octlantis - an underwater city built by octopuses in Australia
- September 20, 2017

This is gloomy octopus city discovered in the location and the findings lend the credence to a thought that says octopuses aren't loners necessarily. "At both sites there were features that we think may have made the congregation possible - namely several seafloor rock outcroppings dotting an otherwise flat and featureless area", says one of the team, Stephanie Chancellor from the University of IL at Chicago. (more...)
At Least 20 Children Killed After Earthquake Destroys Mexico City Primary School At Least 20 Children Killed After Earthquake Destroys Mexico City Primary School
- September 20, 2017

The state of Morelos , just south of Mexico City , saw the highest death toll, with officials reporting 54 deaths. Mexican President Pena Nieto has called a meeting of the National Emergency Committee to evaluate the situation and coordinate response measures. (more...)
JioFi Hotspot Dongle has Reduced from Rs 1999 to Rs 999 JioFi Hotspot Dongle has Reduced from Rs 1999 to Rs 999
- September 20, 2017

According to BSNL's website, this is a limited time period offer and is valid only till October 25. The JioFi dongle from Reliance Jio allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot connection, and you can connect up to 31 devices. If you buy it online then you will have to visit the nearest Jio Store collect the SIM card which needs to be inserted in the JioFi device by producing a valid Aadhaar card and completing the e-KYC process. (more...)
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume
- September 20, 2017

It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $14.67B company. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.19 for the June 2017 versus $0.38 in the same quarter previous year, representing -50% growth. (more...)
Medium-sized animals are at lowest risk of extinction Medium-sized animals are at lowest risk of extinction
- September 20, 2017

The team looked at more than 27,000 vertebrate animal species, including birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians - about 4,400 of which are threatened with extinction. say anthropogenic factors and climate change pose a greater threat to smaller vertebrates-habitat loss, climate change, logging, etc. Small species that require freshwater habitats are especially imperiled. (more...)
LG Q6+ with FullVision display launched in India at Rs 17990 LG Q6+ with FullVision display launched in India at Rs 17990
- September 20, 2017

The LG Q6 + is priced at Rs. 17,990 and will go on sale from September 20. On the other hand, LG had launched the LG Q6 as an Amazon exclusive in India. The LGQ6+ sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for selfies. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System. (more...)
Turning light into sound could revolutionize the internet Turning light into sound could revolutionize the internet
- September 20, 2017

Together with his colleague Dr Birgit Stiller, he has demonstrated for the first time a solution that's making a big noise in the scientific community: delay the data in the photons by storing it as sound . Computers working at the speed of light using the power of light could revolutionize computing. The reason why there's so much interest in photonic computers is due to the potential for such machines to operate at speeds up to 20 times faster than conventional computers . (more...)
Valve Reveals Plan to Fight Steam Review Bombing Valve Reveals Plan to Fight Steam Review Bombing
- September 20, 2017

Firewatch has seen its Steam user ratings plummet since the PewDiePie controversy and since Campo Santo's DMCA takedown of his Firewatch videos. Overall, it's a rather diplomatic move that doesn't censor users while allowing users a handy timeline of a product's review scores to more easily determine whether the game's legitimately bad or being review-bombed for nefarious reasons. (more...)
Toshiba to sell chip unit to Japan-US-South Korea group Toshiba to sell chip unit to Japan-US-South Korea group
- September 20, 2017

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has reportedly made a decision to sell its memory-chip business to a bidding group which includes South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix and US investment bank Bain Capital. and Dell Inc., people familiar with the matter have said. The company needs the cash to plug a giant hole in its finances from its bankrupt US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp. (more...)
Cooper blasts latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act Cooper blasts latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act
- September 20, 2017

Hailed as the Graham-Cassidy Bill , it's the last chance on the table to overhaul healthcare in the United States. The Graham-Cassidy bill now being pushed in the Senate would repeal the individual and employer mandates as well as shift Obamacare's Medicaid expansion funding and insurance subsidy structure into a block grant program for states. (more...)
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (MRTX) closed at $10.8 in the last trading session Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (MRTX) closed at $10.8 in the last trading session
- September 20, 2017

Gamestop Corp now has $2.03B valuation. Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) has risen 76.86% since September 18, 2016 and is uptrending. In the transaction dated January 17, 2017, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the 10% Owner; Braslyn Ltd. (more...)
Vodafone collaborates with Lava for cashback on feature phones Vodafone collaborates with Lava for cashback on feature phones
- September 20, 2017

This talk time cashback offer can be availed for 18 months, allowing the user to get as much as Rs. 900 cashback in total. The offer is valid on the following 10 LAVA feature phones: ARC 101, ARC 105, ARC One Plus, Spark i7, KKT9s, KKT Pearl, KKT 34 Power, KKT Power+, Captain K1+, and Captain N1. (more...)
Maria intensifies into Category 4 hurricane as it approaches Caribbean Maria intensifies into Category 4 hurricane as it approaches Caribbean
- September 20, 2017

Hurricane season roared on Saturday as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast while Tropical Storm Norma edged toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula. After hitting those Caribbean islands over the next few days, the storm has the potential to move north and hit Florida, or potentially the east coast of the US. (more...)
Iolani Palace offers free admission as part of national Museum Day Live Iolani Palace offers free admission as part of national Museum Day Live
- September 20, 2017

This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition . The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian .com/museumday. Guests can only download one ticket per email address. For more information call the museum at 294-6330. (more...)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - Massive New Gameplay Trailer Released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - Massive New Gameplay Trailer Released
- September 20, 2017

The Nazis have taken over America. The new trailer for the game was teased on Monday with a brief gameplay preview that featured some of the content in the new trailer that was released today, albeit in a clearly censored version. The Nazis have taken over America, people either fall in line with what the Fuhrer says, or they disappear. Thankfully (Amazing) Grace and her unequivocally majestic afro hair is there to inspire BJ Blazkowicz, and incite an uprising of epic proportions. (more...)
Twitter suspends nearly a million accounts for promoting terrorism in two years Twitter suspends nearly a million accounts for promoting terrorism in two years
- September 20, 2017

Internal monitoring was credited with identifying the bulk of accounts shuttered for these reasons, with less than one percent of the suspensions in the first half of this year resulting from government requests . Governments submitted 716 separate reports, which led to the suspension of 5,929 accounts. Twitter said it had received about 3% more legal requests and court orders to remove content posted by users in the first half of this year than during the last six months of 2016. (more...)
Wanted Fugitive From Dallas Arrested Near Woodlands Hills Elementary School Wanted Fugitive From Dallas Arrested Near Woodlands Hills Elementary School
- September 20, 2017

After viewing the video, Dallas cops contacted the LAPD and California authorities were able to locate the fugitive's SUV in Woodland Hills after getting the crucial Global Positioning System information. Gonzalez was wanted for his alleged involvement in a string of home invasions and aggravated robberies in Dallas between last October and February. (more...)
Sign Of The Times: Kohl's Will Start Accepting Amazon Returns Sign Of The Times: Kohl's Will Start Accepting Amazon Returns
- September 20, 2017

Department store operator Kohl's Corp (N:) said it would accept returns of select items bought from Amazon .com Inc (O:) at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago, expanding its partnership with the ecommerce giant. Analysts have said that being partners with Amazon will give Kohl's a way to differentiate itself from other department stores and lure in shoppers looking to buy electronics. (more...)
This is how Serena Williams looks after giving birth to baby girl This is how Serena Williams looks after giving birth to baby girl
- September 19, 2017

Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr . may just be two weeks old but she has already made her mark in the world, redefining for her two massively successful parents, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian , what it means to be accomplished, happy human beings. (more...)
Gionee X1s with 3GB RAM launched in India, priced at Rs. 12999 Gionee X1s with 3GB RAM launched in India, priced at Rs. 12999
- September 19, 2017

On the storage front, the device offers 16GB of internal storage along with microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 256GB of storage. As for the specifications , the smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch HD IPS display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. (more...)
Mobile may increase deprioritization threshold to 50GB this week Mobile may increase deprioritization threshold to 50GB this week
- September 19, 2017

Even though T-Mobile had by far the highest monthly unlimited throttling limit (32GB), the Magenta does not want to offer competition even the slightest chance to match its services. Despite many carriers advertising unlimited data plans, most of the time there is a cap in which should users hit that limit, their speeds will be throttled. (more...)