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Hyperloop competition winners announced, see the top design Hyperloop competition winners announced, see the top design
- February 02, 2016

Despite dreaming up the futuristic Hyperloop system, Elon Musk and his SpaceX team is more focused on marketing the project and encouraging other interested companies to take it forward rather than becoming too heavily involved itself. Team captain, Philippe Kirschen, a master's student in aeronautics and astronautics, said: "The beauty of the system we designed is that it's completely passive, an elegant property that will make our pod very scalable". (more...)
These photos taken with the newest iPhone are absolutely breathtaking
- February 02, 2016

You do not have to worry if you forgot your iPhone chargers at home. Chamfered edges are out. Including dual-lens capability in the iPhone 7 Plus will help that particular model of the iPhone achieve better zooming, and will particularly improve low-light performance. (more...)
Butt-slide with friends in Action Henk
- February 02, 2016

Last August, players were also empowered to vote and got "Grow Home" as part of the free games for the following month. Broforce is a 2D action game where players take on the roles of 80s movie stereotypes. Developer Witch Beam strives to provide a fresh experience with this twin stick shooter that utilizes a unique battery mechanic in lieu of traditional lives. (more...)
Ditching Your Android Facebook App Saves 20% of Your Device's Battery Life Ditching Your Android Facebook App Saves 20% of Your Device's Battery Life
- February 02, 2016

In October, Facebook said it would hope to have "a fix soon" for the battery problem, TechCrunch reports . He used LG G4 Android smartphone when studying about the impact of uninstalling the social network app. This was true on average for every day for the week tried. So uninstalling the Facebook app can certainly save battery but it may come off as a huge inconvenience to the users. (more...)
Sony Could Take Over Next Google Nexus! Sony Could Take Over Next Google Nexus!
- February 02, 2016

Google is planning to take more control over the design of its Nexus smartphones, taking steps to make the line of Android devices more like the Apple iPhone, The Information reports . According to the report Google is motivated by the fear its money-making services on high end smartphones are "at the mercy of Apple like they are now". (more...)
Google says it wasn't given a 'sweet heart' deal in the UK Google says it wasn't given a 'sweet heart' deal in the UK
- February 01, 2016

Google Inc. rebuffed the allegations that it already achieved a "sweetheart deal" with the British Tax Commission as a dispute continued over the 130 million-pound ($185 million) settlement. Barron said Google UK is "a subsidiary" of Google's European headquarters in Dublin and, therefore, much of the economic activity within Europe, such as advertising sales within Europe, leads to corporation tax being levied in Ireland rather than countries like the UK. (more...)
Street Fighter V modes detailed Street Fighter V modes detailed
- February 01, 2016

According to the trailer, players will be able to use all 16 characters in this mode, so there will be plenty of variety. Street Fighter has always been my game - and sitting with a bunch of relative strangers, huddled around an arcade machine watching closely contested battles will always be among my favourite video game memories. (more...)
Apple is prepping the 'iPad Air 3' for a March launch Apple is prepping the 'iPad Air 3' for a March launch
- February 01, 2016

The iPad Air has not been updated since October 2014 so a refresh would mark the first revamp in nearly a year and a half. Among the new features, the iPad Air 3 could benefit from including a rear facing flash, more speaker grilles for better quality audio akin to that on the iPad Pro along with support for Apple Pencil stylus. (more...)
Susan Sarandon stumps for Bernie Sanders in Iowa
- February 01, 2016

Bush, a former Florida governor, said he was best suited to beat the former secretary of state. They have complained that the relatively skimpy schedule of only six encounters was designed by the party to protect Clinton's position at the top of opinion polls. (more...)
Race to find vaccine, as mosquito-born Zika virus grips Americas
- January 31, 2016

There are so far no reported cases of microcephaly or deaths from the virus in Colombia. Those symptoms can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. This mosquito also carries the viruses that cause Dengue and Chikungunya which are of great public health concern in tropical countries like India . (more...)
Illinois health officials report third case of Zika virus
- January 31, 2016

The Zika virus has been linked to cases of microcephaly , or abnormally small heads in newborns. Currently, the virus is not being acquired in the continental U.S. Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes assured on Saturday that the zika virus would not represent any threat for the upcoming Olympic Games . The virus which has symptoms ranging from fever and rash to joint pain and red eyes is something medical providers will be watching closely during this travel season and as the summer ... (more...)
Activision Reportedly Developing a New Ghostbusters Game for PS4 and Xbox One Activision Reportedly Developing a New Ghostbusters Game for PS4 and Xbox One
- January 31, 2016

Activision should be the publisher but we haven't heard a peep from them just yet; perhaps they're waiting before the new " Ghostbusters " hype train starts to roll, which we probably shouldn't expect to happen for a few months. Plenty of Ghostbusters video games have been released in the past, ranging from arcade games to home consoles and mobile games. Seeing that the game will be released in conjunction with the movie, it is assumed that this game will be released on the Xbox One and ... (more...)
Peru announces 1st case of Zika
- January 31, 2016

Andi confirmed that the Eijkman Biological Molecular Institute had carried out research on those afflicted with dengue fever in the province from 2014 to 2015. The mosquito-borne illness has spread to 22 countries in the Americas, including Brazil . The concern this time is the Zika virus which is spreading explosively across north and south America. (more...)
Apple may enter into virtual reality business Apple may enter into virtual reality business
- January 31, 2016

This "secret research unit" is said to be comprised of hundreds of staffers picked up through various VR-related acquisitions, according to the Financial Times . It also confirmed that it had acquired the motion capture company Faceshift. It now seems unthinkable that, in the wake of every one of its major competitors now public declarations of interest or investment in the field of immersive technology, be that AR or VR, that Apple wouldn't be charging to catch up. (more...)
Facebook profit tops $1 billion
- January 31, 2016

Facebook said mobile ads accounted for 80 percent of total ad revenue in the quarter, compared with about 78 percent in the third quarter and 69 percent a year earlier. When you hear the term "social media" the first two things that come to mind are Facebook and Twitter. Alphabet is expected to report fourth-quarter revenue of almost $17 billion, after subtracting ad commissions, almost triple what Facebook generated during the same three-month period. (more...)
Peru Braces for Spreading Zika Virus After Confirming First Case Peru Braces for Spreading Zika Virus After Confirming First Case
- January 31, 2016

She added that the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions . An estimated 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms , meaning it can be hard to tell if a pregnant woman has been infected. (more...)
Zika virus "spreading explosively"
- January 30, 2016

Ministry of Health and Medical Services spokesperson Evelyn Mani said: "The Ministry is also aware that the mosquito vector for Zika and Dengue ( Aedes Aegypti ) is abundant in Fiji". He said that based on inspections and the high number of dengue cases around the country suggest that the density of Aedes mosquitoes was still high. (more...)
Pennsylvanians urged to read Zika virus travel advisories
- January 30, 2016

The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas and can infect upto four million people, the World Health Organization warned yesterday as it issued a warning to all countries, including India. The CDC says the Zika virus, which may cause serious birth defects, is spreading rapidly in South and Central America. Health officials in Houston today announced the second case there, both in women who had traveled to affected areas. (more...)
NASA's new video provides opportunity to be in rendezvous with Ceres NASA's new video provides opportunity to be in rendezvous with Ceres
- January 30, 2016

The clip presents Ceres in enhanced, vivid colors to show the differences in the texture and appearance of the surfaces. It was only a matter of time before someone made a short video with Ceres as the star. The video was created using images taken from Dawn's framing camera during spacecraft's orbit around the dwarf planet - a mission lasted from August to October 2015. (more...)
Cloud now makes up one third of Microsoft revenues as Azure soars
- January 30, 2016

In the same quarter past year, Microsoft posted earnings per share of $0.71, revenue of $26.5 billion and net income of $5.86 billion. The drop in phone revenue dragged down Microsoft's overall devices revenue by 26 percent compared with the previous year, despite Surface revenue of $1.35 billion, driven up 22 percent year over year by the launch of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. (more...)

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