Sci-tech


Bow Down: Helena Bonham Carter Might Play Princess Margaret On 'The Crown'
- January 07, 2018

The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret has had a tragic arc plagued with heartbreaks and scandals, with her various romances obstructed by the restrictions of royalty and her own sister. Because Margaret is the ultimate naughty little sister, the hungover, chain-smoking next-in-line, who drops further down the ranks as her goodie-goodie sister commands the Commonwealth and gets on with her duty-bound breeding. (more...)
Astronaut John Young dies at 87 Astronaut John Young dies at 87
- January 06, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush released the following statement following his death. Fellow astronaut Terry Virts tweeted that Young's "passion for space will be missed". "You know that alone would have qualified him for being in the Hall of Fame of astronaut careers", Chaikin said, "But the thing that really made him a true legend was in 1981 when he commanded the very first space shuttle mission". (more...)
Death threats reportedly behind FCC Chair Ajit Pai's abrupt CES cancelation
- January 06, 2018

Shapiro spoke to Digital Trends and said that Pai did not tell him why he was canceling the appearance. The report said that federal law enforcement had looked into the situation and other FCC offices would be briefed. This is the second time Pai has been threatened in recent weeks. The FCC's net neutrality repeal vote was briefly interrupted by a bomb threat but resumed after a search of the meeting room. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (F) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
- January 06, 2018

Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating , nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The Relative Volume of the company is 4.65 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.91 million. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. (more...)
Google teases Assistant booth, announcements for CES 2018 & shares Home usage stats/sales Google teases Assistant booth, announcements for CES 2018 & shares Home usage stats/sales
- January 06, 2018

So it's no wonder we've sold tens of millions of all our Google devices for the home over this past year. On the 4th of October, Google took to stage to launch the Pixel 2 devices along with the highly anticipated cheaper version of the Google Home, called the Google Home Mini. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Remaster rumoured for release on PS4 and Xbox One
- January 06, 2018

Indeed, later Burnout games positively encouraged the player to see how much vehicular mayhem they could cause, which was another reason why we kept booting up the old PS2 games long after the console itself slid into obsolescence. It's all fine and dandy, except the actual game is not real - or hasn't been announced just yet. Burnout Paradise is getting a PS4 version, and it's going to be released in Japan on March 16. (more...)
Burnout Paradise HD Remaster seemingly coming to PS4 in Japan Burnout Paradise HD Remaster seemingly coming to PS4 in Japan
- January 06, 2018

There's also a chance that the game could just be a straight-up port rather than a remaster, however many are hoping for the latter. Rumors around a Burnout Paradise remaster have been making their rounds over the past few weeks. It features a singleplayer campaign, several multiplayer modes and an open world environment for players to race around in. You can now get Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box for about $19 from various online digital distributors... (more...)
Intel says it's fixing security vulnerability in its chips Intel says it's fixing security vulnerability in its chips
- January 06, 2018

Despite the fact that the researchers verified Spectre can work on chips from AMD , Intel's long-time wannabe foil in the chip market, the company insisted its processors were not subject to the same risks as Intel's chips. The Spectre vulnerability affects all Apple devices, as well as Safari, according to the statement . Apple did not indicate if those tests had been successful or when it would release the Spectre protections. (more...)
Industry Responds to Unprecedented CPU Security Vulnerability Industry Responds to Unprecedented CPU Security Vulnerability
- January 06, 2018

It's likely they will impact all computer processors on the market and completely eradicating them will take a serious amount of time. The bugs known as Spectre and Meltdown , which affect almost all computers worldwide, leave PCs and phones vulnerable to attacks by hackers. (more...)
Stock Showing Surging Activity: AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)
- January 06, 2018

Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $3300 target in Friday, July 7 report. AK Steel Holding Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $30.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Michigan-based Provident Investment Management Inc. (more...)
Companies scrambling to protect networks from chip security flaw
- January 06, 2018

Unlike other popular flaws like Heartbleed, this flaw is not a software issue. The two flaws, titled "Meltdown" and "Spectre" could leave important information stored on computers vulnerable to exploits from hackers. The bugs also affect cloud-computing services powering much of the internet. That's great news for anyone using Google services that run on Google's cloud. (more...)
Apple says iOS is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre issues
- January 06, 2018

The upshot of Spectre and Meltdown is that they give Cisco partners an opportunity to deepen relationships with customers, and they should jump on that opportunity right away, Nirav Sheth, Cisco vice president of sales and systems engineering, told CRN in an email. (more...)
Apple: All Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre bugs
- January 06, 2018

What you should do about it? Spectre, meanwhile, apparently can not be fixed with a software update. Separately, Alibaba Group, owner of the South China Morning Post , said it would complete an update of its cloud computing systems next week to handle potential chip security issues. (more...)
Apple discusses 'Spectre' and 'Meltdown' fixes on iOS, macOS
- January 06, 2018

On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws , one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp INTC.O chips and one called Spectre affecting almost all computer chips made in the last decade. (more...)
Barclays Reaffirms "Overweight" Rating for AstraZeneca (AZN)
- January 06, 2018

Another trade for 110,400 shares valued at $8.58 million was sold by WALTER LUC. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 31.78% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending. On Monday, August 7 the insider LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $5.52M. AstraZeneca presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $34.20. (more...)
PUBG Reaches 30FPS With New Patch On Xbox One X PUBG Reaches 30FPS With New Patch On Xbox One X
- January 06, 2018

But at the time of reporting the page was taken down by Microsoft . The problem here is that, if anyone still wants to get their hands on an adaptor, it'll cost them a rather hefty premium on a third-party site. In October of a year ago reported about the suspension of the device. Both versions of the game tend to drop at similar moments though. There's no doubt that PUBG is a massive work in progress on the Xbox One, unfortunately, due to hype and Microsoft's publishing rights, PUBG ... (more...)
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc
- January 06, 2018

San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,504 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $126,000 after acquiring an additional 1,475 shares during the period. Colony Gp Ltd invested in 0.02% or 2,925 shares. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc is a professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. (more...)
Intel is rising after saying it's fixed the 'Spectre' CPU flaw Intel is rising after saying it's fixed the 'Spectre' CPU flaw
- January 06, 2018

Horn "demonstrated that malicious actors could take advantage of speculative execution to read system memory that should have been inaccessible", Google said . As for Spectre, which is harder to exploit than Meltdown but also harder to mitigate (there is still no fix for it), it affects all modern Intel, AMD and ARM processors. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018): HMD Global startet die nächste Nokia-Welle Nokia 6 (2018): HMD Global startet die nächste Nokia-Welle
- January 06, 2018

Auffällig sind zudem die feinen, farblich abgesetzten Schliffkanten des neuen Nokia-Smartphones, die ein schickes Designelement darstellen. Und da ist es auch schon, die zweite Generation des Nokia 6 oder wie HMD Global auf der Pressekonferenz selbst sagte: Das Nokia 6 2nd Generation. (more...)
SpaceX to launch 'world's most powerful rocket' with Tesla on board SpaceX to launch 'world's most powerful rocket' with Tesla on board
- January 06, 2018

The private American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company, SpaceX a few days back announced that it would launch a Falcon 9 rocket which will a carry a payload Zuma for the USA government and it will blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday. (more...)
Earnings Forecast of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN)
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 1.12% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $174.97. It has underperformed by 9.49% the S&P500. It also reduced Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) stake by 200,900 shares and now owns 42.17 million shares. (NASDAQ:BMRN) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Friday, August 5 by Piper Jaffray. (more...)
Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
- January 06, 2018

The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,835,919 shares of the company's stock valued at $556,123,000 after purchasing an additional 180,702 shares during the period. (more...)
Edward Snowden warns against abuse of Aadhaar data Edward Snowden warns against abuse of Aadhaar data
- January 06, 2018

The agent was able to create a username and password that gave them access to the demographic information of almost 1.2 billion Indians who have now enrolled in Aadhaar, simply by entering a person's unique 12-digit Aadhaar number. Some anonymous groups were created on WhatsApp who began by targeting over 3-lakh village-level enterprises (VLEs) contracted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (ME&IT) under the Common Service Centres Scheme (CSCS), and offered them ... (more...)
Google may be adding surveys to the Pixel 2 XL's settings Google may be adding surveys to the Pixel 2 XL's settings
- January 06, 2018

While Google's Pixel 2 didn't change much from its predecessor, which came out only a year before, one of the newer smartphone's standout features is the background-blurring Portrait mode. The recipient is unable to hear the contents of the recording properly, despite their device volume being set to the maximum (both over loudspeaker and headphones). (more...)
Skiers swing wildly on lift during storm at Austria resort Skiers swing wildly on lift during storm at Austria resort
- January 06, 2018

No one was injured in the incident and Martin Oberhammer, the chairlift's managing director, said that the skiers were never in danger . A skier was also killed on Wednesday by a falling tree at the Morillon resort in the French alps . (more...)