Science


Sony's unannounced PS4 Slim has already been reviewed Sony's unannounced PS4 Slim has already been reviewed
- August 31, 2016

With the steady roll-out of 5GHz support, which offers faster speeds over WiFi, the PlayStation 4 has always lagged behind supporting the slower and much busier 2.4GHz bands. PlayStation Plus gives you access to online play, along with two to three PlayStation 4 games per month. It does not make games run better, or upscale them to 4K. (more...)
Maryland officials set news conference on school start date Maryland officials set news conference on school start date
- August 31, 2016

The governor said the Maryland Transportation Authority completed a life-cycle analysis on the bridge a year ago and found it can be safely maintained until 2065, but he said it's time to start planning. The new plates, which will be available starting September 26, feature the state's signature black, gold, red and white flag. "We will seek input from the counties and from the environmental regulatory agencies, and we will actively engage Marylanders by providing plenty of opportunities for ... (more...)
Samsung is working on Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 (2017)
- August 31, 2016

According to various reports on XDA forums and Android Central, the exclusive Samsung outlets are unable to deal with the problem. This could mean two things: we could be seeing an Exynos-exclusive problem, or users with a crashing Note 7 in the United States did not complain about it over forums, which is very unlikely. (more...)
Savannah Likely to be Impacted by a Tropical Storm
- August 31, 2016

A hurricane watch has been issued for Maui and waters around the Big Island, and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the Big Island. We will have one impact from the storm as tides will be running 1-2 feet above normal thanks to the onshore easterly winds . (more...)
Hawaii hurricane threat: Two storms lined up on path toward islands Hawaii hurricane threat: Two storms lined up on path toward islands
- August 31, 2016

A second Pacific hurricane, called Lester, is still far from Hawaii, and it is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it passes the state, Chevalier said. 5 day storm track for Hurricane Madeline, via NWS. If it remains on its current path, expect Madeline to curl 40 miles north of Hilo at about 10 p.m. (more...)
Apple, taxes, and just punishment
- August 31, 2016

The European Commission said the amount Apple is forced to pay Ireland could go down, if other countries - including the US - are willing to tax the technology company more. Ireland has also said it intends to appeal any ruling against it. In a statement, a spokesperson for the U.S. Treasury Department says the agency is "disappointed" with the EU's ruling. (more...)
China downplays Indo-US logistics defence pact
- August 31, 2016

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter signed the logistics agreement, warning India that it may lose its strategic independence if it leans towards the U.S. However, in recent years, Washington has deliberately wooed New Delhi to become its quasi ally so as to impose geopolitical pressure on China. "American media highly applauded this deal with Forbes hailing it as a "war-pact" and believing that India is shifting away from Russian Federation, its Cold War ally, toward a new alliance with America", ... (more...)
Fairtrade and Australia's Climate Institute Highlight Coffee and Climate Concerns Fairtrade and Australia's Climate Institute Highlight Coffee and Climate Concerns
- August 31, 2016

Climate change will wreak havoc on the coffee industry: In this century, it will reduce the land fit for coffee production by half, impacting the livelihoods of 120 million of the world's poorest people. "Without strong climate action, the areas suitable for growing coffee could halve in a few decades, pushing production upslope, away from the equator and into conflict with other land uses, such as nature conservation and forestry", says Connor. (more...)
Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse Aimed At eSports Players Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse Aimed At eSports Players
- August 31, 2016

In fact the company has recently announced its latest gaming product, the Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse . The mouse will come equipped with a PMW3366 sensor that allows it to have a DPI range of 200-12,000. Another set of buttons or a left-handed configuration could have really helped a demographic that traditionally hasn't been able to make the most of Logitech mice, and the G Pro would have been a great place to start. (more...)
Amazon Dash one-button device arrives in Britain Amazon Dash one-button device arrives in Britain
- August 31, 2016

The director of Amazon Dash, Daniel Rausch, noted that there was "no retail therapy' in buying household goods but "just work". You probably wouldn't want a Dash button for every single item in your house, but maybe for parents who get through a lot diapers, or night owls who consume coffee like it's going out of fashion, it could prove useful. (more...)
Apple Will Offer A Live Stream of Next Week's Special Media Event
- August 31, 2016

If fans were to consider these dots as zoomed in water droplets, then this teaser image could be considered to hint that the new iPhone 7 models will be waterproof. For the past five years, Apple has been holding dedicated events in September to launch their new products. Even Apple sources admit that most of the really cool features for both the watch and the iPhone 7 will not be happening until next year. (more...)
Lightning strike kills 323 wild reindeer in Norway
- August 31, 2016

The Norwegian Environment Agency has recently released a series of haunting images of at least 323 dead reindeer - 70 of them calves - killed in what has been described as one of the deadliest lightning strikes ever. "I've heard of groups of cow [getting killed] when it strikes the ground", says Steve Goodman, a scientist with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Satellite Service. (more...)
Tropical weather threatening the Atlantic, Gulf coasts Tropical weather threatening the Atlantic, Gulf coasts
- August 31, 2016

Late Tuesday, a hurricane watch was issued for the Florida Gulf coast from the Anclote River to Indian Pass. That track could move the storm closer to the low-lying Tampa area where storm surge and flooding become a bigger danger. "A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret, Outer Banks Hyde, and Outer Banks Dare Counties from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet". "We can't rule out that this won't become a hurricane", said Mark Wool, the warning coordination meteorologist with the ... (more...)
Hurricane watch issued as storm nears Hawaii's Big Island
- August 31, 2016

The National Hurricane Center in Miami expected the unnamed depression to strengthen into a tropical storm on Tuesday. Bettencourt, who lives in a subdivision called Kapoho Vacationland, manages several vacation rental properties and has her own home to worry about, which sits a few blocks from the ocean. (more...)
Kremlin says reports that Uzbek President is dead not confirmed
- August 31, 2016

But the veteran operator has managed to play Russian Federation, the West and China off against each other to keep his regime from total isolation. In a country where information about the president's health is treated like a state secret, the government of Uzbekistan has shocked the public by confirming Islam Karimov is "receiving inpatient treatment". (more...)
Woman murders businessman after 6 years of extra marital affair Woman murders businessman after 6 years of extra marital affair
- August 31, 2016

The incident happened on Sunday night when the Santacruz police received a call informing that someone is lying unconscious inside an XUV vehicle in Santacruz west. Police said that Rajput was strangulated inside the auto. The door was open and the constable saw Rajput lying motionless. He was rushed to Cooper Hospital where he was declared dead. (more...)
Efg Asset Management (americas) Corp. buys $5655002 stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Efg Asset Management (americas) Corp. buys $5655002 stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- August 31, 2016

Sprint Corp has moved 17.12% above its 50-day simple moving average of $5.68 and went up 56.47% from its 200-day simple moving average of $4.14. Microsoft Corporation has a one-year low of $41.66 and a one-year high of $58.70 with a P/E ratio of 28. (more...)
IPhone 7 incoming: Apple invites media to 7 September launch event
- August 31, 2016

Those analysing the invitation for hints about Apple's plans seem to think it implies a dual camera for the new phone and better low-light photography. Since iPhone 7 rumours began, the headphone jack has been the point of many discussions. The invite to the September 7 shows the Apple logo represented in circles of coloured light, like the bokeh out-of-focus effect you got through shooting with a camera like a DSLR. (more...)
Lightning strike kills hundreds of reindeer in the mountains of Norway
- August 31, 2016

The Norwegian Environment Agency released pictures of the dead reindeer . The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm on Friday. Thousands of reindeer migrate across the barren Hardanangervidda plateau as the seasons change. "The energy then spreads along the ground surface, and if you're anywhere near that lightning strike, you absorb it and get shocked". (more...)
USA men's hoops routs Serbia to win gold USA men's hoops routs Serbia to win gold
- August 31, 2016

The rout capped a brilliant tenure as Team USA head coach for Krzyzewski, who signs off having guided the U.S.to three consecutive Olympic gold medals and a near ideal 88-1 record in worldwide competition. The UConn coach put his five former Huskie players on the court at the same time for the first time in the Olympics, and that group started the 16-3 run that blew it open. (more...)

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