Science


SpaceX Ready to Attempt Another Historic Rocket Landing SpaceX Ready to Attempt Another Historic Rocket Landing
- January 13, 2016

The Jason-3 spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Sunday, January 17 during a 30-second window that opens at 1:42 p.m. EST (18:42 UTC). Hopefully, the positive results will reflect on Sunday's launch where the satellite created by CNES and JPL will reach its destination safely. Jason-3 data also will benefit fisheries management, marine industries and research into human impacts on the world's oceans. (more...)
Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935A benchmark contradicts display specs
- January 12, 2016

The next Samsung Galaxy S7, the flagship Android phone from the consumer electronics giant, will feature a 5.17-inch display; while the Galaxay S7 Edge, the curved edge counterpart, will offer a 5.5-inch display. It also appears to sport a 5.1-inch Quad HD display , 4GB of RAM , 64GB of storage , a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. (more...)
Facebook's Not-So-Secret Desktop Messenger App Looks a Lot Like Skype Facebook's Not-So-Secret Desktop Messenger App Looks a Lot Like Skype
- January 12, 2016

It matches the tab bar choices in official Messenger for iOS cellular app, together with "Recent, Groups, People, and Settings" menu. The reason? Facebook Messenger for OS X. "You can make video and voice calls while at the same time not needing to know someone's phone number", he said, adding that users no longer needed to have a Facebook account to use Messenger. (more...)
Call for supplies as Oregon standoff enters second week
- January 12, 2016

On the day students in Burns returned to school after classes were cancelled for a week over concern about the militia standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, leader Ammon Bundy said there is a potential war brewing. They rolled up in a long convoy of pickup trucks and utility vehicles - members of Idaho's 3 percent group and the Pacific Patriot Network . He didn't say what was in the document, The Oregonian reported , but said his group wants to move the sides to an end to the ... (more...)
Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion
- January 11, 2016

Twenty-five tickets won $1 million by matching five numbers. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - People who bought Powerball tickets have more time to think of elaborate ways to spend the largest lottery jackpot in the world - and they'll likely be joined by thousands more seeking a quick $1.3 billion fortune. (more...)
Is Apple Going To Release True Wireless Earbuds with iPhone 7? Is Apple Going To Release True Wireless Earbuds with iPhone 7?
- January 10, 2016

Although everything is unconfirmed, the accessory is expected to include a built-in noise-cancelling microphone, allowing for phone calls and voice activation to Siri. Fast Company is the latest publication to tap into an Apple "source with knowledge of the company's plans" and reaffirm that the iPhone 7 will not sport a headphone jack. (more...)
NRA Criticizes Obama in Live-Tweet of CNN's Town Hall
- January 10, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a rally in Burlington, Vermont, at the same time as the forum and weighed in on the issue of firearms, attacking the idea of gun-free zones, though it wasn't a topic raised by Obama or other participants Thursday night. (more...)
Chinese yuan strengthens against dollar Chinese yuan strengthens against dollar
- January 09, 2016

India could, however, benefit as foreign investors may re-allocate some of their investments from China into India. Jitters about China turned into entirely justified fear in Asia on Thursday, as China's stock markets had their shortest trading day in history. (more...)
The Oculus Rift Is Here, And You Can Preorder It For $599
- January 09, 2016

Oculus says that 100 games will be available for the Rift by the end of 2016. Well, that changes now. Customers who want to take the chance the Oculus Rift will appear in stores might be able to find the virtual reality headset in "limited locations" at "select retailers" in April. (more...)
Rare tropical system being monitored in Atlantic by National Hurricane Center Rare tropical system being monitored in Atlantic by National Hurricane Center
- January 08, 2016

Forecasters said there was the potential for the system to acquire some subtropical characteristics by the middle of next week. This does not include subtropical storms, although it appears that only two such storms have developed over the same time-frame in January. (more...)
Faraday Future: Meet the 1000-Horsepower Electric Car Faraday Future: Meet the 1000-Horsepower Electric Car
- January 08, 2016

Billed as a "high performance electric dream vehicle", the FFZERO1 packs 1,000 horsepower and the ability to act like "an extreme tablet on wheels". But this concept vehicle does offer a look at how Faraday plans to engineer its cars . The Faraday Future Inc. The first vehicle from the firm, which is expected to go on sale in two years, could be more conservative and practical. (more...)
United States calls on China to get tough with North Korea United States calls on China to get tough with North Korea
- January 08, 2016

Earlier, the USA said President Barack Obama had spoken with the leaders of South Korea and Japan and "agreed to work together to forge a united and strong worldwide response to North Korea's reckless behaviour". North Korea's claims of a hydrogen bomb test, however, have yet to be verified. North Korea also vowed that it will not transfer its nuclear capabilities to other parties. (more...)
Guillermo del Toro in talks to direct 'Fantastic Voyage' Guillermo del Toro in talks to direct 'Fantastic Voyage'
- January 08, 2016

Love them or hate them, the idea of recycling old ideas for new movies is nothing new to Hollywood - and, considering that movies are still being remade, one has to assume that they work more often than they fail. The project is being eyed as a massive tentpole project for the studio, but an official release date has not yet been given. Cameron, Jon Landau, and Rae Sanchini are producing with Goyer in line to executive produce. (more...)
Mobile Confirms It Slows Connections to Video Sites Mobile Confirms It Slows Connections to Video Sites
- January 08, 2016

With regards to throttling, Legere says that using that term is complete "bullshit" and not accurate. Several lawyers on both sides of the issue - including Public Knowledge - don't agree with the EFF's assertion that the way T-Mobile is handling video traffic is a violation of the Open Internet Order. (more...)
BlackBerry is all about Android in 2016 BlackBerry is all about Android in 2016
- January 08, 2016

Now, following an interview at CES, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has revealed that one new device will be released in 2016. Currently, BlackBerry PRIV ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system right out of the box, but the Canadian company delivers monthly security updates. (more...)
LG Guns for the Moto G Crowd with New K Series Smartphones LG Guns for the Moto G Crowd with New K Series Smartphones
- January 08, 2016

The two smartphones are part of the new K series , set to succeed the L series. There are two in the series with the K7 and the K10 both have a "glossy pebble" design with a curved modern finish. The LTE model apparently comes powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core CPU, whereas the 3G variant utilizes a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor . The same story stands valid when it comes to the on board memory as the LG K10 comes in 8GB and 16GB internal storage variants. (more...)
'Star Wars' Monopoly to include Rey after 8-year-old's note
- January 07, 2016

The young woman is a junk scavenger that goes on to become a fighter. Hasbro is now adding the Rey character from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the Monopoly game after public outcry that the female lead character wasn't put in. (more...)
Oculus Rift Pre-Orders: Here's How to Get One Early Oculus Rift Pre-Orders: Here's How to Get One Early
- January 07, 2016

Oculus has gone a long way and during pre-order launch, the company has taken the decision of giving back something to the backers who have been supporting them since the start. "And before we open Rift pre-orders to the world, we wanted to share one more special update with you, our Kickstarter community", reads an update on the Kickstarter page. (more...)
Oculus Rift price and release date revealed: Virtual reality headset pre
- January 07, 2016

The prayers have finally been heard and now answered: Oculus Rift is ready to hit the market. While plenty of people have had an Oculus Rift already, those were all iterations of the development kit intended for people interested in creating virtual reality experiences. (more...)
General Motors invests $500M in Lyft to create network of driverless cars
- January 07, 2016

GM will join Lyft's board of directors as part of the new partnership, and looks to be moving beyond its traditional role in the vehicle industry. Lyft knows that, in the future, not everyone is even going to drive a vehicle. It expects revenue of about $ 1 billion in 2016. GM will become a "preferred provider of short-term" rental vehicles to Lyft drivers, Lyft drivers will have access to GM's OnStar services, and there will be new personalized mobility services. (more...)

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