Science


McCain slams Syria deal for empowering 'military aggression'
- February 16, 2016

But the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any of the warring parties, including the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions. For Turkey, the biggest concern is that the vacuum along its borders will be filled by Kurds, whose dreams of independence have been brought closer by the chaos in Syria. (more...)
LG to unveil X series smartphones at MWC LG to unveil X series smartphones at MWC
- February 15, 2016

Apart from the flagship, the company will be launching few more devices at the event. LG released quite a few series of Android smartphones in the last couple of years in its attempt to find the winning formula. The handset comes with a side profile of 5.2mm and weighs in at 118 grams. With support for LTE, the device comes dipped in Titan silver, white, gold and Pink gold. (more...)
Microsoft Lumia 650 with 5-inch display and Windows 10 now official Microsoft Lumia 650 with 5-inch display and Windows 10 now official
- February 15, 2016

Powering the device is a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor paired with 1GB of RAM . Microsoft is clearly appealing to IT managers when it boasts that Windows 10 Mobile has been "Designed to protect against modern security threats". (more...)
'Quantum Break' Arriving For PC, Also On April 5
- February 15, 2016

Through the great mercy of our Microsoft overlords, GFWL was eventually discontinued and, through further effort by developers and communities, stripped from games within which it'd been defectively embedded. Greenberg stated that " Xbox is a big priority and a huge commitment " and they are still invested heavily in the console business. Greenberg claims that his company is trying to break down walls with its recent announcement and that the end result should be a better overall ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia says Switzerland to handle its consular affairs in Iran
- February 14, 2016

The base is used by the U.S.-led coalition in the campaign against the Islamic State group. Riyadh said on Saturday it had deployed warplanes to Turkey's Incirlik airbase in order to "intensify" its operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria. (more...)
Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March
- February 14, 2016

Meanwhile, San Jose-based Immersion Corp. - a company that develops and licenses touch-based feedback, or "haptic", technologies - also filed complaints yesterday against Apple with the U.S. The new 4-inch iPhone 5se is created to spur iPhone hardware upgrades for customer seeking newer technologies and faster devices without the need to upgrade to the far larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s and 6s Plus screen sizes. (more...)
What to Expect Tonight on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 12 What to Expect Tonight on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 12
- February 13, 2016

Damon looked down to see that he'd actually torched Elena's (Nina Dobrev) body. Even when Damon confessed what he had done to Elena and Stefan cried his handsome Stelena tears, his thoughts were not to blame his brother but to seek revenge on Julian for causing him to act that way. (more...)
Twitter's CEO making big product changes, but users not wowed Twitter's CEO making big product changes, but users not wowed
- February 13, 2016

I definitely understand its appeal, but it doesn't have the broad social uses of a site like Facebook , so seems destined to have a more niche usage. Twitter just announced a new feature that allows users to see the "best Tweets" at the top of the timeline, but it's optional and doesn't alter the overall layout. (more...)
Bracing for extreme cold, negative wind chills this weekend
- February 12, 2016

Haney said the temps will be the result of the polar vortex entering southern New England. With air temperatures in the teens, but cooling through the afternoon, it will feel closer to zero degrees or colder for most of the day. "Those in need of shelter or a warming center should call 2-1-1 to find available locations, which are open throughout the state". The record low temperature for tomorrow is minus 3 and it was set during Franklin D. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Wins in New Hampshire, Twitter Goes Off
- February 12, 2016

To the dismay of party leaders, all signs point to a drawn-out battle for delegates following Trump's resounding victory in New Hampshire. Many were speculating that either Texas Senator Ted Cruz, fresh off a win in the Iowa caucus or Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who had a surprisingly good performance the week before, would be the state's second place victor. (more...)
With 5G set to revolutionize the industry, AT&T climbs on board
- February 12, 2016

The 5G platform has gotten attention lately-rival Verizon Communications Inc.is also planning trials for this year- but its ultimate form is still undecided. AT&T Inc.is joining the mobile speed race with Verizon Communications Inc., outlining plans for faster wireless technology to meet the increasing demand for sports, movies and even smartphone access to home appliances. (more...)
Einstein's right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity
- February 12, 2016

Another member of the team that made this discovery, astrophysicist Szabolcs Marka from Columbia University, said, "Until this moment we had our eyes on the sky and we couldn't hear the music". Gravitational waves stretch the arms to create an incredibly tiny mismatch - smaller than a subatomic particle - in the beams' locations. The detection of gravitational waves in space. (more...)
What We Know: Scientists find Einstein's gravity waves
- February 12, 2016

In performing the research, scientists from the large worldwide group of researchers that comprise the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO) Scientific Collaboration , also observed two black holes merging into one for the first time ever, an event that has been theorized but never seen. (more...)
Hanford and WSU aid in stunning achievement
- February 12, 2016

But it's fantastic that human beings can build instruments to do that, and in this new way we look at the universe, the brightest things, and the things that are the easiest to see, are really exotic things". The detection of gravitational waves in space. Northwestern University Experts Explain Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Northwestern News on Vimeo. (more...)
Instagram To Begin Counting Video Views Instagram To Begin Counting Video Views
- February 12, 2016

Video views have always been an issue for Facebook, who stands to make a lot of money from ads. This is actually the second big video announcement Instagram made this month: The company just started allowing advertisers to upload 60 second clips as it continues to try to suck advertising dollars. (more...)
Black Hole Collision Proves Einstein Theory Correct Black Hole Collision Proves Einstein Theory Correct
- February 12, 2016

They said the gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole . LIGO is a billion-dollar project made up of two giant L-shaped observatories, one in Washington State, and one in Louisiana. Ironically, Einstein didn't think gravitational waves would ever be discovered. (more...)
Derek Zoolander and Hansel crash Weekend Update to bash political fashion Derek Zoolander and Hansel crash Weekend Update to bash political fashion
- February 12, 2016

Zoolander 2 is going to release soon and Ben Stiller recently revealed that Justin Bieber will play as himself in the upcoming movie. There are some moments of brilliance, like the climactic scene featuring Will Ferrell reprising his role as Mugatu, which may be worth the ticket price alone. (more...)
Activision Forecasting Destiny 2 Release Date For 2017, Big Expansion In 2016 Activision Forecasting Destiny 2 Release Date For 2017, Big Expansion In 2016
- February 12, 2016

The post answers fans' demands on multiple levels - it confirms that Bungie is actually working on something in the current Destiny title, rather than focusing exclusively on Destiny 2; it shows that they're focusing specifically on including PvE players and their interests in the next update; and it finally gives all players a roadmap of what they can expect over the next year or so. (more...)
Analysts expect Twitter to detail plans on increasing users, future of platform Analysts expect Twitter to detail plans on increasing users, future of platform
- February 11, 2016

TweetDeck and Twitter for Mac (both of which are used more often by power users), will maintain the normal timeline . Twitter reported lower-than-expected user numbers and even a decline in its core audience. Adjusted earnings for the quarter came in at 16 cents per share, up from the expected 12 cents per share. The new algorithm will place tweets that Twitter "thinks" most people want to see at the top of their timelines . (more...)
Twitter to change homepage to customise tweet displays to individuals
- February 11, 2016

Improving live streaming video options, as well as making the site safer were also named as key areas of focus for the company in the coming year. According to Twitter's earnings statement , total monthly active users remained at 320 million in the fourth quarter-the same number it had the previous quarter. (more...)

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