Sci-tech


Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns
- October 16, 2017

The space station , whose name means " Heavenly Palace ", performed well for China during its stint in space, but its handlers here on Earth eventually lost complete control over it, admitting many months ago that the spacecraft would eventually crash back down to Earth . (more...)
In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision
- October 16, 2017

Neutron stars are the incredibly dense remnants left behind after supernova explosions. Just as LIGO and Virgo detected gravitational waves, the gamma-ray space telescopes picked up a weak GRB, and, like LIGO and Virgo, issued an alert. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. (more...)
Microsoft in the dock again for aggressive user data collection Microsoft in the dock again for aggressive user data collection
- October 16, 2017

In particular, the authority takes exception to Microsoft gathering data without explicit user consent. The DPA said there are four million devices actively using Windows 10 in the Netherlands, collecting telemetry data that the company claims is used to improve its products and services. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced: very low price, very few changes
- October 16, 2017

It clearly showcases the back of the Redmi 5A . However, the launch date of the smartphone was not revealed. While the Chinese mobile maker readies itself for the launch of its new Redmi device, an official poster of it has got leaked online. (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo Beta For The OnePlus 3 & 3T Now Available Android 8.0 Oreo Beta For The OnePlus 3 & 3T Now Available
- October 16, 2017

The Open Beta program allows OnePlus to release the latest software in a controlled manner to test it on a wide audience before releasing it officially. Nevertheless, Android 8.0 Oreo brings several new features and enhancements, including Picture-in-Picture support, Smart text selection, and notification dots in Launcher. (more...)
Here's What Happens When Astronauts Use a Fidget Spinner in Space Here's What Happens When Astronauts Use a Fidget Spinner in Space
- October 16, 2017

NASA astronauts have posted a video of the crew members on board the worldwide space station finding out exactly how long a fidget spinner spins in space. The fidget spinners won't spin forever, though. In June, NASA spokesman Dan Huot told Mashable that the agency was considering taking a fidget spinner into space so they could put that theory into action. (more...)
'Peanuts' Creator Charles Schultz's House Burned Down in the California Wildfires 'Peanuts' Creator Charles Schultz's House Burned Down in the California Wildfires
- October 16, 2017

The Schulz family are long-time North Bay residents. Schulz told the Associated Press that his father's widow, Jean Schulz , managed to evacuate the split-level home before it was engulfed by flames. Monte Schulz , Jean's stepson, had the following to say about the fire and loss suffered... The museum is now closed because the fires took out its electricity. (more...)
NASA Warms to Possibility of Mysterious Planet X
- October 15, 2017

For those not in the know, astronomers believe that there is an alien world that exists in our solar system, one that could be four times the size of Earth and ten times its mass. Batygin and his co-author, Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, described the first three breadcrumbs on Planet Nine's trail in a January 2016 paper, published in the Astronomical Journal. (more...)
A small asteroid passed very close to our planet on October 12
- October 15, 2017

Recent models that aim to predict the future path of the asteroid have ruled out the possibility of an impact when Asteroid 2012 TC4 makes another close encounter with Earth in 2050. That "real" threat may come in 2079. The European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory first discovered 2012 TC4 five years ago and was spotted most recently in July. (more...)
Airtel, Jio, Vodafone & Idea Diwali Offers | Comparison of Best Recharge Deals
- October 14, 2017

These vouchers can only be used for Jio recharges and you can use only 1 voucher at a time, which means after 8 recharges you will get your 100% cashback. Interestingly, rivals Airtel and Reliance Jio have Rs 399 plan as well, though data offering and validity period differ. However, under FUP (Fair Usage Policy) is 1GB per day. (more...)
Protesters shot dead amid ongoing Kenya poll violence Protesters shot dead amid ongoing Kenya poll violence
- October 14, 2017

If the government and electoral commission are "ready to do business and deal, we are ready to jump in the field", he said. Police in Kenya say they have killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country. (more...)
Now, Moto G5S 'special edition' in midnight blue colour at Rs 14999 Now, Moto G5S 'special edition' in midnight blue colour at Rs 14999
- October 14, 2017

This special variant of the Moto G5S will be available across all retail stores and Moto Hubs starting October 14, 2017 . Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director of Motorola Mobility India said "We continue to offer products that enhance our customers' experiences". (more...)
OnePlus Admits To User Data Collection, Promises To Stop By End October OnePlus Admits To User Data Collection, Promises To Stop By End October
- October 14, 2017

Additionally, OnePlus also collected "the phone's IMEI (s), phone numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network (s) names and IMSI prefixes, as well as my wireless network ESSID and BSSID and, of course, the phone's serial number". Having said that, users can't avoid device information collection, which is claimed to help OnePlus to provide "after-sale support". Any of this personally identifiable information can be misused to identify and track individual devices and users. (more...)
Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2017
- October 14, 2017

Flipkart has chosen to partner with HDFC Bank for its Big Diwali Sale. What's more, new deals open every day. Here are the best deals on smartphones available across the two platforms. This midrange victor is a very good phone for its Rs 16,999 price tag. With exchange, you can get up to Rs 8,500 discount. The offer is valid until stock lasts. (more...)
Colette Kress Sells 22808 Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Stock Colette Kress Sells 22808 Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Stock
- October 14, 2017

For the long-term approach of trading or also can for short period of time, 200 days MA can also help to get idea about trading, NVDA has 41.56% which indicates Bullish trends and this can also make isolating trends easier. Instinet increased their target price on NVIDIA to $100.00 in a report on Friday, February 10th. 104,000 are held by Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". (more...)
Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) Sees Volatile Trading - Down $1.42 Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) Sees Volatile Trading - Down $1.42
- October 14, 2017

The other 30, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Apple Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. In a report released on 10/13/2017 UBS Securities reduced the stock price target of Hostess Brands (NDAQ: TWNK ) from $16.00 to $11.00 indicating a possible downside of -0.08%. (more...)
Analyst EPS Estimates Coverage: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- October 14, 2017

ATVI fell -1.65%, plunged -5.12% and advanced 28.15% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. After $-0.13 actual EPS reported by Palo Alto Networks Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 84.62% negative EPS growth. (more...)
Friday, October 13th Forecast: Red Flag Warning going into the weekend Friday, October 13th Forecast: Red Flag Warning going into the weekend
- October 14, 2017

A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior. The National Weather Service has issued another red-flag warning for the North Bay and East Bay hills from 5 to 11 p.m. The warning is in effect through Thursday afternoon. Winds out of the northeast gusted around the Bay Area at 30 to 50 miles per hour early Monday, and on some higher peaks they hit 70 miles per hour, said Duane Dykema, a forecaster with the weather service. (more...)
IGN Acquired Humble Bundle, Looking to Grow Service
- October 14, 2017

Gamasutra reports Humble Bundle "will continue to operate independently in the wake of the acquisition", and "no significant business or staffing changes" will appear. However, I (as a reader of IGN and a customer of Humble Bundle ) have faith in both companies to keep a reasonable amount of separation between the two. (more...)
Qualcomm Files New Lawsuits Seeking iPhone Ban in China Qualcomm Files New Lawsuits Seeking iPhone Ban in China
- October 14, 2017

The Cupertino company has historically used Qualcomm's modems in its phones, though it's recently switched to Intel chips for that objective. Qualcomm says the patents cover power management and a Force Touch technology used in current iPhones. (more...)
Ubisoft details South Park: Fractured But Whole's season pass Ubisoft details South Park: Fractured But Whole's season pass
- October 13, 2017

So, mostly costume packs and slight add-ons, but still pretty ideal for fans of the South Park franchise. South Park's latest episode sees the town's children go head-to-head with Mark Zuckerberg, though those eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be more interested in how the episode ties into the upcoming game. (more...)
Samsung Electronics Co CEO resigns Samsung Electronics Co CEO resigns
- October 13, 2017

In a letter to employees, Kwon noted that as the firm is "confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry". (more...)
El Nino has contributed to higher Carbon Dioxide levels
- October 13, 2017

A team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) led by Junjie Liu compared the 2015 data to readings taken in 2011 - a year with a "normal" increase - by the Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite to figure it out. More death and decomposition of the flora in the region caused more carbon production that was not offset by the living plants. "OCO-2's geographic coverage and data density are allowing us to study each region separately". (more...)
Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled
- October 13, 2017

The Volante has the coupe's 4-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, which produces 503bhp and propels the auto to 62mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. It takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 seconds to close, and can be operated remotely from the key or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph. "With the DB11 Volante we have maximized the advantages of the DB11's all-new bonded structure to underpin our new Volante with a structure that's 26 kg (57 pounds) lighter and 5 percent stiffer ... (more...)
'Dragon Age' Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare 'Dragon Age' Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare
- October 13, 2017

Laidlaw first joined BioWare as the lead story developer and writer for Jade Empire , an action role-playing game that launched in 2005. Laidlaw says that he's been lucky to work with so many talented and hardworking people, and that he looks forward to seeing where the studio takes the Dragon Age universe in the future. (more...)