Science


Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really
- October 19, 2016

If Sony really is profiting off of every VR unit sold, that could give them a tremendous leg up on the VR competition in terms of long-term viability. The PlayStation VR has set the new standard for virtual reality headsets since releasing this week, wowing users and critics with its simple set-up, wide selection of games, and its powerful performance. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida, Causing an Estimated 400000 Power Outages
- October 19, 2016

Matthew has moved northward near Florida's coast all night, with its eye never making landfall, according to the hurricane center. Hurricane Matthew was leaving behind record-breaking flooding Saturday as the center of the storm moved out into the Atlantic Ocean, dragging bands of heavy rain with it across eastern North Carolina. (more...)
Samsung Opens Airport Booths So Travelers Can Turn In Galaxy Note 7s
- October 19, 2016

Moreover, while in some countries Galaxy Note 7 bans are at the airlines' discretion, in the United States it's now a federal crime to bring a Note 7 onto a flight. After the Galaxy Note 7 began catching fire, reports began surfacing suggesting Samsung rushed the Galaxy Note 7 into production to beat Apple's iPhone 7 launch event. (more...)
Netflix offline viewing finally coming, before end of 2016 Netflix offline viewing finally coming, before end of 2016
- October 19, 2016

The feature is likely to be introduced only for Netflix's Original shows. For the current quarter, Netflix expected 1.45 million new additions in the USA and 3.75 million overseas, beating analysts' projections for an additional 1.3 million domestic subscribers and 3.3 million overseas, according to analysts surveyed by FactSet. (more...)
Clinton campaign considered Bill Gates, Tim Cook for VP Clinton campaign considered Bill Gates, Tim Cook for VP
- October 19, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders was at the bottom of the list in a "food group" all his own. Podesta divided the list by gender, race and ethnicity, and he included corporate executives and retired military officers, such as Gen. Other business leaders that made the cut were General Motors CEO Mary Barra , Bloomberg News founder and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg , Xerox CEO Ursula Burns , Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent , Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin , and Starbucks CEO ... (more...)
Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 1050 GPUs
- October 19, 2016

We have heard all kinds of rumors regarding these cards and while some people doubted that these even existed, here we are closer to the release than ever before. The GPU also gets G-Sync out-of-the-box. Unfortunately it means that funky-looking shroud in the pic at the top of the page is just a render and never likely to be seen in the flesh. (more...)
Owners of Note 7 to file class action suit against Samsung Owners of Note 7 to file class action suit against Samsung
- October 19, 2016

The complaint against Samsung Electronics America Inc seeks to represent a nationwide class of Note 7 customers in Nevada, Pennsylvania and California. There are also rumors making the rounds that Samsung has either ditched or stopped development for some of its projects due to financial problems. Nearly all mainland Chinese airlines have also banned it, while at the weekend Hong Kong's worldwide airport prohibited passengers from carrying the device on any incoming or outgoing flights, ... (more...)
NASA successfully launches Antares rocket NASA successfully launches Antares rocket
- October 19, 2016

Almost two years after their Antares rocket exploded moments after liftoff, Orbital ATK is hoping to return to flight with a cargo delivery to the International Space Station . Farther down the Carolina coast, it will become visible about 120-150 seconds after launch. Once the Cygnus arrives at the station, astronauts will unload the cargo and fill the spacecraft with trash. (more...)
Purse snatcher creeps into woman's SUV, gets away without her noticing Purse snatcher creeps into woman's SUV, gets away without her noticing
- October 19, 2016

It happened at a gas station in Parkland, Florida, and cameras caught the entire crime on video. Seconds later, a silver auto pulled up. Once the woman was distracted, one man crouched down between the two vehicles, opened her driver side door and pulled out her handbag. (more...)
Chinese Astronauts Enter Space Station Following Docking Chinese Astronauts Enter Space Station Following Docking
- October 19, 2016

Shenzhou 11, whose name translates as "Divine Vessel", will also carry three experiments designed by Hong Kong middle school students and selected in a science competition, including one that will take silk worms into space. The 30-day mission is China's longest and most ambitious to date, displaying the growing sophistication of the country's manned program that first launched a human into space 13 years ago. (more...)
Earth's 16-month record heat streak ends but warming remains Earth's 16-month record heat streak ends but warming remains
- October 19, 2016

A separate data set from NASA, however, which uses a slightly different methodology for tracking global temperatures, found that September 2016 "was in a statistical tie" with the previous temperature record of September 2014. September 2016 was only the second-warmest September on record, NOAA said. "It's kind of nice to see it cool down a little bit even though it will go back up again", Blunden said. (more...)
Tour will scale all of France's mountains Tour will scale all of France's mountains
- October 19, 2016

However, anyone wanting to win will have to find a way to beat Chris Froome, aiming for a third successive victory and fourth in all, and his dominant Team Sky, who have won four of the last five races. Racing will begin on July 1 in Düsseldorf, marking the first time the Grand Depart has taken place in Germany for 30 years. If the crucial penultimate day's time trial starting inside Marseille's Velodrome football stadium is only 23 km long, it should be run in the peak summer heat and will ... (more...)
Four New Gold Games; Seven New Backward Compatibility Titles Coming Four New Gold Games; Seven New Backward Compatibility Titles Coming
- October 19, 2016

We're now focusing on the current situation revolving the Xbox One S and our steady advancement of 4K gaming with Project Scorpio in terms of performance as well as receiving feedback from developers regarding the Scorpio". That begs the question: how does the Xbox One compare? The PS4 Pro features a 4.12 TFLOPS GPU while the Xbox Scorpio boasts a 6 TFLOP GPU which would certainly make the later console better for most games. (more...)
Tesla Says Newly Reserved Model 3 Delivery to Start Mid
- October 19, 2016

Musk Kimbal retains 151,865 shares in the stock after this transaction. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders' move deserves attention. ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) currently has mean rating of 1.80 while 15 analysts have commented the shares as "BUY", 12 recommended as "OUTPERFORM" and 4 commented as "HOLD". (more...)
Sprint offers unlimited data plan for tablet users Sprint offers unlimited data plan for tablet users
- October 19, 2016

While no one can argue that Sprint's unlimited data plan for tablets is not truly unlimited, it's the quality and the speed capping of data you have to look at. If you don't have one, your monthly price will be $50 per month per line. Purchase a device from Sprint's wide selection of available tablets. To take advantage of this offer customers must: ● Purchase from Sprint's wide selection of available tablets; ● now have at least one active phone line on their account; ● Enroll in ... (more...)
All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets banned from airline flights in US
- October 19, 2016

There has been an announcement from Samsung that they will be raising the white flag after the replacement batch also had the same defect and causes danger to the public. Both airlines are spreading word of the Note 7 ban on planes and at multiple airport locations. He said this was not the first time, as the airline had already prohibited the use of the device on its flights before. (more...)
Billboard mocks Donald Trump with message in Arabic Billboard mocks Donald Trump with message in Arabic
- October 19, 2016

The writer on the outside reads: "This text has no other goal than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language", according to Berlin-based journalist Nader Al-Sarras, who first shared the picture. Last December he called for a complete ban on all Americans entering the United States and more recently has called for an immediate suspension of immigration from "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism". (more...)
Cut climate change funding for developing countries, use it in Canada: Wall Cut climate change funding for developing countries, use it in Canada: Wall
- October 19, 2016

Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna spoke with Global News about the importance of the deal as well as the Liberal's plan to bring the provinces together in instituting a national carbon pricing plan."This is an historic deal", McKenna said. (more...)
No. 20 West Virginia unbeaten, drops Texas Tech 48-17
- October 19, 2016

Plus, the Red Raiders are in the middle of their toughest stretch of the season with TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State waiting on the horizon, which means if they continue to play like they did on Saturday, the season will be over before they know it. (more...)
Millennials Prefer 'Giant Meteor' to Clinton or Trump
- October 19, 2016

A new national poll by the University of Massachusetts Lowell finds that almost a quarter of millennials would prefer to see a meteor strike than either of the 2016 presidential candidates in the White House. According to a new poll by USA Today and Rock the Vote, Clinton leads Trump among millennials by a record margin. Just 6 percent of men said they planned to vote third-party. (more...)

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