Science


Super Bowl 50: 10 car commercials you can't miss
- February 06, 2016

They've been running a nationwide campaign called " Ad Bowl " for the past 16 years , ranking Super Bowl commercials from first to last based on online votes. "But the advertisers win, too, because as the research shows it's more likely that they will leave a favorable impression of their brand if they're not resorting to those kinds of advertising tactics". (more...)
Twitter may launch its new Facebook-like timeline next week, report says Twitter may launch its new Facebook-like timeline next week, report says
- February 06, 2016

The new algorithmic timeline would display tweets that the social networking website deems to be most interesting to its users, according to BuzzFeed News , which cited unnamed sources. As this is just a rumor at this point and no details are available on how exactly Twitter will implement this feature, it is premature to get aggregated about it. (more...)
Honda recalls 440000 more cars in Japan over air bags
- February 06, 2016

Honda will install new inflators in the affected cars for free, but the automaker says parts won't be available until summer because of how many cars are involved. Earlier this week, Toyota Motor Corp said it was recalling 320,000 2003-2006 USA vehicles because of improper programming that could allow them to deploy when not necessary. (more...)
More than 5M Drivers Worldwide at Risk Over Air Bag Malfunctions
- February 06, 2016

The defective modules were installed on Mercedes-Benz, Honda , Fiat Chrysler and potentially other vehicles from 2006 through 2010. But it's no less serious, and automakers are already moving to recall affected vehicles in the US. The company continued to investigate, and in early 2011, Continental was told of two inadvertent air bag deployments in Mercedes and Fiat Chrysler vehicles. (more...)
Honda recalls 2.2 million vehicles over Takata airbag defect
- February 06, 2016

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. Honda Motor Co said it is recalling 341,000 Accord models from 2008-2010 to replace control units linked to failures in Continental systems. (more...)
NFL Streaming Rights: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon Are In the Mix NFL Streaming Rights: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon Are In the Mix
- February 06, 2016

When it announced the TV deals, the league also added that it is now in talks with possible "digital partners" for global over-the-top streaming rights to the games. It may pick multiple companies for the deal and could also factor in overseas games to be streamed. So, Thursday Night Football makes sense considering it's a far more attractive package. (more...)
What we know about gene-editing experiments in Britain What we know about gene-editing experiments in Britain
- February 05, 2016

Others, however, remain concerned that this landmark decision will only open the door for " designer babies " that surpass health research endeavors and experiment with designing every aspect of a baby's physicality and intelligence. The research will see scientists cutting into the genetic code of embryos, isolating individual segments of DNA and assessing how they contribute to the early growth and behaviour of the embryos. (more...)
3 cases of Zika virus found in DC
- February 05, 2016

The organisation said the diagnosis of the first cases of the virus in Ireland is not unexpected, as many other European countries have reported infections - but the case in Spain is the first case of a pregnant woman . Health workers spray for the Zika virus in Brazil. The WA Department Health said this afternoon that an adult who recently returned from central America had been diagnosed with Zika virus infection. (more...)
Why Continental Automotive recalled 5 million air bag control units
- February 05, 2016

In a development that prompted one Kelley Blue Book analyst to say , "people are in danger", the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents released on Thursday that Continental Automotive Systems is recalling potentially up to 5 million air bag control units. (more...)
Using SwiftKey on your Android, iPhone? Microsoft just bought it Using SwiftKey on your Android, iPhone? Microsoft just bought it
- February 05, 2016

Technology services company Mercator Solutions, now backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, is in discussions with a couple of companies... Yep, the identical keyboard that gained a Guinness World Report for velocity typing (it was later damaged by Fleksy.) The acquisition is, subsequently, one other transfer by Microsoft to ensure it has aggressive productiveness apps on cellular. (more...)
Honda recalling additional 2.2 million Honda, Acura vehicles
- February 05, 2016

That came after NHTSA in November a year ago imposed a US$70 million penalty on Takata, a fine that could increase to US$130 million if Takata does not meet terms of an agreement with the agency. The affected Honda models are the 2007-2011 CR-V, 2011-15 CR-Z, 2010-2014 Clarity, 2010-14 Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, and 2007-2014 Ridgeline. (more...)
Honda, Acura dealers stuck with unsellable cars due to new airbag twist
- February 05, 2016

Honda said it has received no reports of inflator ruptures from the affected Takata airbags in any of the company's vehicles worldwide. The recall is tied to Takata's late-January declaration that another 5.1 million US vehicles contained defective airbag inflators, according to a Honda spokesman. (more...)
Takata airbag recall is worse than we thought
- February 05, 2016

Fortunately, there have been no reports of new airbag inflator ruptures as yet, but faulty Takata airbags are known to have caused several deaths worldwide. Honda said the most up-to-date consumer information about the recalls can be obtained at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com , or by calling 888-234-2138. (more...)
Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE
- February 04, 2016

Stabler died in July at age 69 from cancer, and had requested that his brain was removed during an autopsy and taken to researchers in MA. The disease, which has been linked to repeated brain trauma, causes everything from memory loss to dementia . (more...)
Taylor Swift is getting her own mobile game Taylor Swift is getting her own mobile game
- February 04, 2016

So Taylor is pretty much the Golden Girl right now and Glu mobile understands that featuring Taylor will be a step forward for their company. Haters, prepare to get your hate on, because musical superstar Taylor Swift is about to release a new mobile game. (more...)
Uncharted 4 PS4 gets a Drakeover Uncharted 4 PS4 gets a Drakeover
- February 04, 2016

Priced at $400 in the United States, the Uncharted 4 PS4 bundle includes a 500GB model of the console, a copy of the game, and a matching DualShock 4 controller in the "Gray Blue" color. Still, I'd be lying if I said that the DualShock 4 wasn't calling my name. The controller will go on sale in early March. A Gray Blue PlayStation 4 with Nathan Drake on it. (more...)
China sets 2016 growth target at 6.5-7% China sets 2016 growth target at 6.5-7%
- February 04, 2016

China's basic infrastructure investment growth increased 15 per cent a year ago, the official added. "The situation now is quite different from that in the late 1990s when loss-making State-owned enterprises underwent mergers and acquisitions", Xu Shaoshi, minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, told a news conference on Wednesday. (more...)
Ravens Might Know Exactly What We'Re Thinking Ravens Might Know Exactly What We'Re Thinking
- February 03, 2016

Earlier studies with chimps, monkeys and ravens have also suggested a basic Theory of Mind, but with a major caveat: do the animals really know what others are thinking? They maintain long-term, monogamous relationships. Buckner added that ravens are a good subject for study, because, similar to people, their social lives go through several distinct phases. In particular, ravens frequently defend territories in stable breeding pairs as adults, but as adolescents they tend to have a ... (more...)
IPad Air 3 Tipped to Sport 4 Speakers, Smart Connector, and More IPad Air 3 Tipped to Sport 4 Speakers, Smart Connector, and More
- February 03, 2016

The next iPad which promises to pack an array of exciting features will be crucial for the company as Apple's most recent earnings report revealed that iPad sales were down 25% year-on-year while iPad-based revenue was down 21% in the same context. (more...)
Apple Watch may get an 'S' upgrade in March
- February 03, 2016

An Apple spokesperson explained that the gallery this year looks to show people in everyday moments of beauty and most of the images feature subtle, everyday moments. A similar port which was introduced for the iPad Pro is used to connect with accessories. There is also an extra hole underneath the rear-facing camera lens, suggesting that Apple will finally add an LED flash to the iPad. (more...)

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