Sci-tech


THIS cars scored the first ever zero-star Euro NCAP rating THIS cars scored the first ever zero-star Euro NCAP rating
- December 14, 2017

In the full width frontal test ANCAP rates front passenger protection as good or acceptable, but steps rear passenger chest protection down to a marginal result. Mr Avery commented: "This is a tale of two Citroens". This, Avery told us, "reflects the fact Euro NCAP has moved on, and Fiat hasn't with the Punto". (more...)
Crytek sues Star Citizen devs for copyright infringement, breach of contract Crytek sues Star Citizen devs for copyright infringement, breach of contract
- December 14, 2017

Although both teams claim to have moved away from their engine, onto Amazon's Lumberyard, Crytek disputes this, claiming that the studio continues to use their engine despite having removed all mention of it from their marketing materials, putting them in breach of the contract they originally signed. (more...)
The Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of The Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of
- December 14, 2017

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc . was covered by a number of analysts recently, 0 rated the stock as Buy, 0 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. The dollar index, a gauge of the buck against a basket of peers, was down 0.1 per cent to 93.83, while yields on United States 10-year Treasuries were down 0.7 basis points to 2.369 per cent. (more...)
Will the 2018 Nokia 6 introduce this controversial new feature?
- December 14, 2017

That, as we're sure you'd agree, is a significant improvement on the 5.5-inch Full HD screen (16:9) and Snapdragon 430 CPU found on the original Nokia 6 , which launched back in January 2017. This again isn't surprising as the Nokia 6 has been appreciated for its build quality and classy look. Its design will be similar to Nokia 7 . The fingerprint reader of the HMD phone will also be relocated from the front to the back. (more...)
Nintendo is reportedly looking to increase its mobile game output Nintendo is reportedly looking to increase its mobile game output
- December 14, 2017

The rapid growth has put pressure on Nintendo to build its presence in mobile games, even though the area is usually less lucrative than its traditional core business of selling consoles for hundreds of dollars and game software at roughly $60 a pop. (more...)
Colton Haynes Returns To Arrow
- December 14, 2017

The CW has announced that Colton Haynes will be returning for an undisclosed number of episodes next year on Arrow season 6. Haynes first appeared as a recurring star during " Arrow's " debut season before becoming a series regular for Seasons 2 and 3 , training under Oliver ( Stephen Amell ) to become the Red Arrow and later Arsenal. (more...)
Apple Awards $390 Million to FaceID Tech Company Finisar
- December 13, 2017

With much of the manufacturing and assembly for its products done in China, Apple has faced criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump and others for not creating more jobs in the U.S. It's likely to add the tech to more devices going forward, including all of next year's iPhones and iPads. Apple said the technology is "better performing, more compact and cost-efficient" that standard edge-emitting lasers. (more...)
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Position Increased by Salient Trust Company Lta
- December 13, 2017

The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $85.47. A total of 23.82 Billion shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 20.77 Million shares. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.002 during the last trading session, reaching $0.288. Pettee Invsts holds 0.88% or 14,309 shares. The Michaels Companies, Inc. (more...)
Blue Origin Is Launching the New Shepard Sub-Orbital Spacecraft
- December 13, 2017

For instance, the capsule on this rocket actually has windows, whereas the windows on the last vehicle were just painted on. The earlier version of the New Shepard booster had flown five times, and the capsule six times, before they were retired. (more...)
Top Google Searches Of 2017 Top Google Searches Of 2017
- December 13, 2017

South Africans were seeking answers to a lot of burning questions over the course of 2017 and among the most frequently asked on Google was‚ "what is junk status?" Today, Google announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search , with Meghan Markle named as the UK's top trending search term this year ahead of the iPhone 8 and Hurricane Irma . (more...)
Ambani plans to take Jio to market by early 2019 Ambani plans to take Jio to market by early 2019
- December 13, 2017

Reliance Jio has refused to comment on news that the company is mulling over initial public offer or IPO listing in early 2019. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco reported its first results mid-October, surprised markets by posting a net loss of just Rs 270.59 crore for the quarter ended September on revenue of Rs 6,147 crore, with positive earnings before interest and tax (ebit), helped by strong user additions and cost efficiencies. (more...)
Nigeria stripped by Federation Internationale de Football Association of unbeaten qualifying record Nigeria stripped by Federation Internationale de Football Association of unbeaten qualifying record
- December 13, 2017

The sanction relates to Abdullahi failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him as a result of receiving a caution in two separate matches of the same competition. "However, this is a grave error and somebody must be punished". "We apologise to Nigerians for this and assure that this will not in any way derail or even distract us in our well-laid plan to ensure that the Super Eagles have a great outing in Russian Federation". (more...)
Google Opens AI Facility in China
- December 13, 2017

Bolstering its status as an AI first company, Google has opened machine learning research labs around the world in recent years. This center will be very similar to other centers in New York, Toronto, London, and Zurich. It was learned that the artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has become a field of extreme focus for USA tech-devoted Google, Microsoft, and Facebook and their Chinese rival Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba as they bid to lead what many describe as the future of ... (more...)
Dinosaur parasites found filled with blood and trapped in amber Dinosaur parasites found filled with blood and trapped in amber
- December 13, 2017

Cretaceous amber offers a glimpse into the world of feathered dinosaurs , some of which developed into modern-day birds. Researchers working with ancient amber thought to be almost 100 million years old have discovered something that sounds like the beginning of a new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise: a host of ticks which appear to have feasted on dinosaur blood. (more...)
Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas turns 101! Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas turns 101!
- December 13, 2017

During his glory period, Kirk Douglas was quite a heartthrob, with his charming attitude and flawless look. Michael's wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones , was unable to make it, but sang "an Oscar-worthy rendition of "Happy Birthday" via FaceTime, according to the website. (more...)
Jio IPO listing: can not comment on media speculation, says Reliance Jio IPO listing: can not comment on media speculation, says Reliance
- December 13, 2017

As mentioned above, this is the toughest challenge yet from Idea against the Rs. 399 Jio plan, which provides 1GB data per day as well as free calls and SMSes for 70 days, along with access to Jio apps . While it is not a completely new plan, Idea has similar offers, but this one is specifically aimed to compete with the Jio offer. Time and again, incumbent operators have been compelled to match up to its offerings to retain their customers, who have been adopting Jio services in droves, ... (more...)
Apple To Let You Pre-Order Applications On App Store Apple To Let You Pre-Order Applications On App Store
- December 13, 2017

The application store now allows users to pre-order apps built for iOS , macOS, and tvOS. Some markets - including the United States - are already seeing a pre-order section within the App Store, but we've yet to see that in the United Kingdom and expect it to roll out in the coming days. (more...)
Spectacular meteor shower to peak tonight Spectacular meteor shower to peak tonight
- December 13, 2017

The Geminid meteor shower is almost 200 years old, according to known records and its first recorded observation was in 1833 from the Mississippi River, USA. Comets are chunks of ice with a lot of dust and when they come close to the sun during their orbit the ice melts and the dust and rocks are left behind along the orbit of the comet. (more...)
Nuclear DNA 'genome' may bring Tasmanian Tiger back to life Nuclear DNA 'genome' may bring Tasmanian Tiger back to life
- December 13, 2017

The team also learned more about the species' decline. Comparing the finished genome to one from dogs, the team found that the two animals did not, in fact, independently evolve similarities in their genes, despite their oddly similar looks and behaviours. (more...)
Donald Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars Donald Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars
- December 13, 2017

The administration's vision would lean heavily on public-private partnerships and the new directive reiterates USA reliance on "commercial and global partners" to achieve its ambitious space policy objectives, a theme we've seen increasingly with NASA in the years following the agency's decision to retire its fleet of space shuttles. (more...)
Instagram Now Lets You Follow Your Favourite Hashtags Instagram Now Lets You Follow Your Favourite Hashtags
- December 13, 2017

For those concerned about privacy, a note: The hashtags you follow are visible to anyone on Instagram who checks out your profile. Open the hastag page to see updates and you will also see a follow button. If your account is set to private only your followers will be able to view them. "Hashtags are kind of the same way". You don't want to sign on Instagram and feel like it could be anyone's account because there's so much cluttered content. (more...)
Facebook changes tax structure to start billing ad sales locally Facebook changes tax structure to start billing ad sales locally
- December 13, 2017

Wehner said Facebook would implement the change throughout 2018 and aim to complete it by the first half of 2019. The move would impact Facebook's tax bill in 30 countries including in the UK, Spain and Germany. Last year, the company said it would stop routing United Kingdom sales through Ireland after public outcry over news that Facebook paid only 4,327 pounds (S$7,828) in taxes in 2014. (more...)
NASA's Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot NASA's Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- December 13, 2017

Following is a transcript of the video. "We only located it because Juno's unique orbit around Jupiter enables it to get close to the cloud tops while science collection flybys, and we flew through it". So, it's best that Juno keep its distance and simply enjoy the view from afar. The material contained hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur ions moving at nearly light speed. (more...)
Rumor: The Next Battlefield Game Is Bad Company 3 Rumor: The Next Battlefield Game Is Bad Company 3
- December 13, 2017

While many people may be skeptical about this rumor, especially since Battlefield fans have been waiting years for Bad Company 3 to enter development, the fact that it comes from AlmightyDaq should ease fans' minds. And the game is said to return focus to this aspect of the series - albeit not to the level of dominance they saw in Battlefield 4 . Job postings suggest Treyarch may be interested in continuing Modern Warfare , while Bad Company 3 could potentially take players all the ... (more...)
Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach
- December 13, 2017

The new species is named Kumimanu biceae: in the Maori language of New Zealand , Kumi means "monster" and manu is the word for "bird". Read the full story at USA Today . Rather than the usual black-and-white colouring, the ancient penguin was probably brownish and had a longer beak than its modern-day cousins. Giant penguins are well documented from between 50 and 20 million years ago - but older ones are rare and only two other spieces are known from around this time. (more...)