Science


Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Successor Has Been Confirmed
- October 29, 2016

Consumers who purchased the highly combustible Galaxy Note 7 will be able to exchange it for the aforementioned premium phones. As a result of this lack of progress in finding the problem of the Galaxy Note 7, stories started emerging suggesting that Samsung was considering to scrap the Galaxy Note 8 and the entire Note series. (more...)
Aditya Sachdeva murder case: SC stays bail granted to Rocky Yadav Aditya Sachdeva murder case: SC stays bail granted to Rocky Yadav
- October 29, 2016

A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde sought response from Rocky, son of a suspended JD (U) MLC, on a plea of Bihar government challenging the bail granted to him on October 19. He walked out of the Gaya central jail on October 21 after getting bail from the Patna high court. "This is a very bad day for Bihar, I appeal to the government to take some measures to save Bihar from the jungle raj", Shyam Sundar, father of Aditya Sachdeva, had told ANI . (more...)
Chip Maker Qualcomm Buying NXP Semiconductors In $38.1B Deal Chip Maker Qualcomm Buying NXP Semiconductors In $38.1B Deal
- October 29, 2016

In the biggest ever deal in the semiconductor market, the agreement will boost the US company amid falling mobile phone sales and stiff market competition. For example, despite of having CPU, GPU, sensors and other IP, Qualcomm has never made into Top 10 suppliers of automotive semiconductors (according to IHS ). (more...)
Soylent stops powder sales after making some people sick Soylent stops powder sales after making some people sick
- October 29, 2016

Earlier this month, meal replacement startup Soylent announced that it would voluntarily stop selling its new-to-market Soylent nutrition bar after receiving reports from customers who became ill after consuming the snack. Reports from customers varied between diarrhea to vomiting, many published publicly on Reddit as well as Twitter . That's why Soylent announced Thursday that it's pulling its powder product and reformulating its Soylent Bar, even though it doesn't know what's causing ... (more...)
Rival Nations Just Created The World's Largest Protected Marine Area
- October 29, 2016

A massive new marine reserve was created around Antarctica on Friday that will protect some 600,000 square miles of ocean in one of the world's last vestiges of unspoiled wilderness. Mike Walker, project director of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance , said: For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and global waters. (more...)
Sale or no sale, changes could come to Twitter users
- October 29, 2016

Even with this positive news, the firm is still set to lay off 8 percent of their workforce, which confirms earlier reports that Twitter was looking to go down this route. Twitter has about 3,860 employees globally as of June. Shares of Twitter , which have tumbled 27 percent in the past month as possible suitors have wandered away, rose 4 percent before the opening bell Thursday. (more...)
Struggling Twitter cuts nine percent of its workforce Struggling Twitter cuts nine percent of its workforce
- October 29, 2016

The stock jumped more than 4 percent in the premarket. "We're shipping rapidly and see a significant opportunity to increase growth as we continue to refine the core service", Dorsey added. Asked by investors whether major events such as presidential debates or the Olympics affected Twitter's quarterly growth in metrics, Noto said there needed to be such an event "every day" on the platform to meaningfully improve numbers, and "that's where we're headed". (more...)
[Ticker] UK economy sees post-Brexit growth
- October 29, 2016

This is, perhaps not the biggest surprise following the recent news of Travis Perkins closing a number of its branches. This has been shown to be the fastest growth since 2009 and was also helped by a profitable quarter by the UK's film industry. (more...)
Denuclearizing North Korea a 'lost cause,' U.S. intel chief says
- October 29, 2016

Many of Mr Clapper's remarks, in a question-and-answer forum with television host Charlie Rose, were reiterations of what he and his associates have publicly said before. "But they're not going to do that just because we ask them". He added that the U.S.is hoping for a resumption of the six-party denuclearization talks, once North Korea is able to demonstrate verifiable efforts toward that end. (more...)
FCC Issued Regulations Preventing Carriers From Selling Private User Information FCC Issued Regulations Preventing Carriers From Selling Private User Information
- October 29, 2016

Public Knowledge's policy fellow Dallas Harris expressed a bit of trepidation in a statement regarding enforcement of the rules, saying that while the FCC's decision gives consumers "more control over how their information is used online than ever before", such protections are "only as strong as their ability to be enforced". (more...)
485K of Illinois' 8M registered voters cast ballots early 485K of Illinois' 8M registered voters cast ballots early
- October 29, 2016

Early voting is now open for registered voters and voters planning to use grace period registration. Here's your chance to vote early before election day on November 8. Voters should also be aware of a new law that allows voters to register to vote and cast their ballot at the same time on election day. Absentee ballots used to be relatively uncommon. (more...)
ND student scores rank in top five in national science exam
- October 29, 2016

Nevertheless, there has been no statistically significant change since that time regarding the gap between white and black students. "This is exactly what we like to see: all students improving, but students at the bottom of the distribution making faster gains". (more...)
Release of Chrome Version 53 Won't Support Adobe Flash Player Content Release of Chrome Version 53 Won't Support Adobe Flash Player Content
- October 29, 2016

Google Threat Analysis Group researchers Neel Mehta and Billy Leonard first spotted the flaw and reported it to Adobe, however an update could not be released before exploits had found their way onto user systems. SOFTWARE WRANGLER Adobe has issued a security patch some something called Flash that could cause internet users problems if they do not deal with it. (more...)
Select Ontario Grocers Begin Selling Wine, Today Select Ontario Grocers Begin Selling Wine, Today
- October 29, 2016

Starting today, 70 Ontario grocery stores will start selling domestic and imported wine. As of today, October 28, you'll find wine alongside beer and cider at 67 grocery stores across Ontario, including nine in York Region, with the bulk of those in Vaughan. (more...)
Duterte: Philippines Will Not Be a 'Dog Barking for Crumbs' from US Duterte: Philippines Will Not Be a 'Dog Barking for Crumbs' from US
- October 29, 2016

Also on Thursday, Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez told Reuters his country was still a good place for foreign investment and that the Philippines would welcome investment from the United States though it was particularly interested in trade agreements with Asian neighbors. (more...)
Stocks Try To Grab Potentials- QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM), Infosys (NYSE:INFY)
- October 29, 2016

Ims Capital Management reduced its stake in QUALCOMM by 11.1% during the most recent quarter end. On the company's financial health, QUALCOMM reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.19 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. (more...)
Man United boss Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct for referee comments Man United boss Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct for referee comments
- October 29, 2016

The concern for Mourinho is that injury problems are mounting. "I like these games", Herrera said. But league form has to improve. Before that first start for United in the derby, Mkhitaryan appeared three times as a second-half substitute. (more...)
U.N.: Deal reached to create Earth's largest marine reserve
- October 29, 2016

After a decade of negotiations, we have agreement on the protection of the Ross Sea. "For the first time, countries have put aside their differences to protect a large area of the Southern Ocean and global waters", said Mike Walker, project director of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, calling the outcome "momentous". (more...)
Burundi ICC withdrawal major step backwards - HRW Burundi ICC withdrawal major step backwards - HRW
- October 29, 2016

Gambia is the third African country that has "notified" ICC over its plan to quit. "The world has made enormous strides in building a global system of international criminal justice, with the International Criminal Court as its centrepiece", he added, recalling the ground-breaking convictions secured by the ICC and other international tribunals. (more...)
Lung Association claims cars cost California $15 Billion in lost productivity
- October 28, 2016

They applied EPA models to tally the number of deaths and illnesses caused by air pollution, including asthma attacks, hospital visits and lost school and work days. The report finds that a sustained, strong push to put ZEVs on the road – including battery-powered, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles – could, by 2030, save $13 billion in health costs across the 10 ZEV-program states. (more...)

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