Science


Doom is about to get Deathmatch and private multiplayer for free Doom is about to get Deathmatch and private multiplayer for free
- September 10, 2016

It's short, especially since the last ten seconds is just a reminder of the livestream , but I'll give it this: That is definitely some deathmatch. You'll also be able to adjust settings like the time limit, score limit, or turning demons and power weapon off or on . (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 causes wireless headphones sales to soar
- September 10, 2016

Apple's new design, coupled with advancements in wireless headphones and Bluetooth technology, will dramatically improve the audio experience for all and lead to a freer listening & interaction experience. "The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process". The AirPods are said to get about five hours on a single charge , which might keep you entertained on a cross-country flight, but it won't do for a flight, ... (more...)
PlayStation®4 Pro and New, Slimmer PlayStation®4 to Launch in 2016 PlayStation®4 Pro and New, Slimmer PlayStation®4 to Launch in 2016
- September 10, 2016

The extra horsepower allows it to display games in ultra-sharp 4K resolution with high-dynamic range (HDR) on newer TVs that support those features. Some developers have said that PS4 Pro 4K patches for their games would be relatively small . (more...)
ULA launches OSIRIS-REx spacecraft for Nasa
- September 10, 2016

A better understanding of this phenomenon could not only help scientists know more about Bennu , but could be applied to asteroids throughout our solar system. Once that spot is selected, the vacuum will power up (hopefully in July 2020), and take a sample - for just 3 to 5 seconds. "This is going to be a treasure trove of material for scientists yet to come". (more...)
Obama: I don't take Duterte's comments personally
- September 10, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial, recently-elected Philippine president facing global criticism for his violent crackdown on drug dealers, made his worldwide debut an unfortunate one this week at a summit for Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) in Laos. (more...)
Samsung tells Korean customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7
- September 10, 2016

The Note series is one of the most expensive lineups released by Samsung, and the devices usually inherit designs and features of the Galaxy S phones that debut in the spring. Samsung is suspending sales of its smartphone after finding some of the batteries explode while charging. It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn passengers about a specific product. (more...)
North Korea Just Conducted Its Biggest Nuclear Test
- September 10, 2016

South Korea's national security advisor, Cho Tae-yong, said the test was conducted in Punggye-ri, a remote nuclear test site in North Korea's North Hamgyong Province. Dealing with North Korea will be a major challenge for the next US administration, regardless of who wins the presidency. Because the test was conducted deeper in a mountain, the same site used for previous tests, the likelihood of radioactive leakage is smaller, making it more hard for analysts to pinpoint just how powerful ... (more...)
Reasons Not to Pre-Order the iPhone 7 & 4 Reasons To Reasons Not to Pre-Order the iPhone 7 & 4 Reasons To
- September 10, 2016

The iPhone 7 makes do with a single 12-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, a new lens, flash and image processor. It comes in much the same design as the iPhone 6, apart from two new colours - normal black and the highly popular, glossy Jet Black. (more...)
Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Spoils Samsung's Rise
- September 10, 2016

It now seems that retailers and resellers in South Korea have mostly been affected, with an array of images appearing on social media showing exploded phones. Last week one user reported that his device had burst into flames while charging, and just last night another user had a similar, although somewhat less gruesome issue with their device. (more...)
Clinton Calls Trump's Praise for Putin 'Astonishing' Display
- September 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump , who has often praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, criticized us policy in Iraq during an interview broadcast on a Kremlin-funded television network. The renewed American debate that personally drags Mr. Putin into the picture is taking place even as the Obama administration is in a frenetic effort to strike a deal with Russian Federation on Syria. (more...)
Putin to visit Japan in December Putin to visit Japan in December
- September 10, 2016

A Nikkei Asian Review report last week said Abe's "Super Mario" stunt at the closing of the Rio games was a symbol of Japan's "soft power". The announcement comes on the eve of the meeting on Friday that will keep Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin , in Moscow, outside the East Economic Forum, to be held in the port city of Vladivostok, said the broadcaster NHK . (more...)
Europe lower, Asia mixed after ECB keeps policy unchanged
- September 10, 2016

It was reported late on Thursday that Fed Governor Lael Brainard will make a speech on the USA economy on Monday, just before the blackout period for Fed officials before the September 20-21 policy meeting comes into effect. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.59 percent from 1.54 percent late Wednesday. New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 Index declined 0.9 percent, as did Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index. (more...)
Ireland to Appeal Against European Union's $14.5 Billion Apple Fine
- September 10, 2016

Instead, it claims that Ireland's low 12.5 percent tax rate gives Apple an unfair advantage over its European competitors. Brussels said Apple , the world's most valuable company, avoided virtually all tax on its business in the bloc by illegal arrangements with European Union member Ireland, which gave the company an unfair advantage over competitors. (more...)
Apple won't announce iPhone 7 opening weekend sales numbers
- September 10, 2016

Here's how you can charge your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and use headphones at the same time. Just like the iPhones , the new Apple Watches would be available for pre-order on the 9th of September, which is today , meaning that if you're so inclined, you can actually go ahead and place your pre-orders . (more...)
3.8 magnitude quake rattles central Oklahoma
- September 10, 2016

The 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded at 12:31 p.m., eight miles west of Pawnee, or about 65 miles north northeast of the Oklahoma City metro area, at a depth of about five and a half miles. Geological Survey upgraded the magnitude of the temblor from the initial 5.6 to 5.8, making it the strongest quake in recorded state history. The wastewater is injected into ultra-deep disposal wells, which destabilizes the geologic foundation. (more...)
IPhone 7: Here's Why Apple Removed The Headphone Jack
- September 10, 2016

But if you've got an iPhone 6 or 6S, do you really need any of that? Other smartphone makers are also having trouble dazzling consumers with new advances. Starting at £369, it's definitely pricier than a FitBit or several other fitness trackers, but you're getting more with the Apple Watch - including personalisation through the bands and watch faces. (more...)
Hair Could Soon Be Used To Identify People, Similar To DNA Hair Could Soon Be Used To Identify People, Similar To DNA
- September 10, 2016

While a shaft of hair often is presented as evidence in an old-fashioned whodunit, it does not actually contain nuclear DNA, the chemical blueprint an individual inherits from both parents. "We're basically exploiting the link between the protein back to DNA, which allows us to use a lot of the rules that apply to DNA". While protein-based identification may never replace the accuracy of DNA testing, researchers hope that it will eventually provide a valid alternative for when DNA fails - ... (more...)
Donald Trump interviewed on Russian government-funded TV show Donald Trump interviewed on Russian government-funded TV show
- September 10, 2016

President Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican Donald Trump proves he isn't qualified to be president "every time he speaks", adding that he was confident Americans would ultimately reject the brash billionaire on Election Day. The mutual fawning has lead critics to wonder how a possible President Trump will handle serious talks with the nation. Underlining the Kremlin's close links to the parties involved, however, Putin said Moscow would have to consult with Damascus and Tehran on ... (more...)
Obama: Trump is 'petty', should be challenged
- September 10, 2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said the president provided an explanation of how human rights records should be assessed in the context of the historical record. On his last day in Asia, Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose help Obama is seeking to galvanize further action on climate change, especially among developing countries. (more...)
NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples NASA probe blasts off on quest to collect asteroid samples
- September 10, 2016

OSIRIS-REx is set to be the first NASA spacecraft to retrieve an asteroid sample and return it to Earth. Osiris-Rex may lead to asteroid-mining missions , according to scientists, and could help protect the planet one day from menacing space rocks. (more...)

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