Science


Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Lift It Out of Fog
- April 23, 2016

Microsoft's traditional profit engines, like Windows, have weakened considerably as sales in the PC market have remained in a multiyear slump. However, considering that Microsoft has clearly backed away from mobile, this is the expected result of a shift in focus and resources to cloud. (more...)
Taiwan officials: Fraud suspects deported to China seem well Taiwan officials: Fraud suspects deported to China seem well
- April 23, 2016

Although China has ruled out sending the 45 to Taiwan for prosecution or to serve out their sentences, the sides are exploring ways to co-operate in fighting and prosecuting such cases in future. Commentators have leaped on the affair as a challenge to cross-Strait relations for Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Beijing-skeptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who takes office May 20. (more...)
China's LeEco unveils all-electric concept car with sights set on industry leaders China's LeEco unveils all-electric concept car with sights set on industry leaders
- April 23, 2016

The Tesla Model S in the eyes of the most prominent motoring magazines and websites is largely considered to be one of the best cars ever made. A Chinese automaker debuted an electric vehicle concept today that could preview what Faraday Future is up to. (more...)
Earth Day 2016: Photos from space show planet's incredible features
- April 23, 2016

According to reports , it is believed that the space organization deliberately shut down the live feed after a blue glowing object came too near it. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has finally spoken out that the alleged unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings at the International Space Station (ISS) are not real. (more...)
Uncharted 4 Reveals New 'Plunder' Game Mode
- April 23, 2016

Even though the Uncharted 4 multiplayer betas have now passed by, that doesn't mean that Naughty Dog intends to leave anyone looking forward to Uncharted 4 hanging in that area of the game. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be launched only on the PlayStation 4 home consoles on May 10 of this year. Given the number of mechanics that have been introduced into our multiplayer's moment-to-moment gameplay, Plunder at four vs. (more...)
Robert Downey Jr. Leaving 'Iron Man 4' For Good? Robert Downey Jr. Leaving 'Iron Man 4' For Good?
- April 22, 2016

In his interviews , the 51-year-old actor said many times that he will not appear in an "Iron Man" standalone film. It's official! Robert Downey Jr.is joinging Spider-Man: Homecoming . But that doesn't preclude other Marvel characters from crossing over to Spider-Man movies, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hinted recently. (more...)
Netflix may finally allow offline movie viewing
- April 22, 2016

They also added 4.51 million new subscribers internationally but what everyone was looking at was the forecast for subscriber growth for the following quarter that came in well below expectations. Netflix announced in October that it would raise the price of its standard HD plan to $10 per month, up from $9 per month for recent customers and $8 a month for longer-term customers who had been grandfathered in. (more...)
Superstar singer, songwriter Prince dies at 57 Superstar singer, songwriter Prince dies at 57
- April 22, 2016

Pepe Willie was dating Prince's cousin and met him when he was 12. Once authorities in Minnesota are able to get access to his medical records, they'll be able to better determine the cause of death . "Warner Bros took the name, trademarked it, and used it as the main marketing took to promote all of the music I wrote", Prince once said in a press release . (more...)
Answers to questions about Volkswagen dirty diesel deal Answers to questions about Volkswagen dirty diesel deal
- April 22, 2016

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no comment on the deal and referred all questions to the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Breyer, who oversaw the negotiations, stated that Volkswagen would offer "substantial compensation" on top of the buyback offer, which could explain the simultaneous rumors of a $5,000 payment for Volkswagen owners. (more...)
Microsoft profits fall by 25%
- April 22, 2016

Microsoft said it earned 47 cents a share for the fiscal third quarter, or 62 cents after adjusting for one-time charges. Shares of Microsoft fell in after-hours trading, changing hands recently at $53.05, down $2.73, or almost 5 percent. (more...)
Judge: VW owners get option of buybacks, fixes
- April 22, 2016

The compensation fund is expected to represent more than $1 billion on top of the cost of buying back the vehicles, but it is not clear how much each owner might receive, the person said. These agreements in principle are an important step on the road to making things right. Volkswagen was originally set to hold its annual meeting on Thursday but had postponed it ahead of the latest legal ruling in the emissions scandal. (more...)
Trump's NY Primary Victory Strengthens Campaign
- April 21, 2016

Sanders won the majority of counties in the state, but Clinton won big in the metropolitan NY area. Lyin' Ted Cruz , lyin' Ted. She's anti-abortion, home-schools her children, and believes in what she called "the moral qualities of the Bible". (more...)
What's on TV tonight? Google's bringing live TV listings straight to Search What's on TV tonight? Google's bringing live TV listings straight to Search
- April 21, 2016

We always turn to Google whenever we want to find out stuff, be it reviews of a movie we're interested in seeing or a TV show that we want to catch up on, aside from the countless other things we regularly search for on Google. It meant being able to see what was playing without channel surfing or purchasing a physical TV guide . One of the biggest things Google is doing is making sure ads of 2 similar products don't air within the same commercial break. (more...)
New Budget Version of Samsung Galaxy Series Targets China and India New Budget Version of Samsung Galaxy Series Targets China and India
- April 21, 2016

The Weather Channel is one of the most popular rain or shine forecasting services there are, that is why it's somewhat exciting to find out that it has teamed up with Samsung on exclusive software for some of the top-shelf Galaxy line members, as part of the "Made for Samsung " project that the company announced back at the CES. (more...)
Comcast customers won't need cable box with upcoming apps
- April 21, 2016

Leveraging open standard technologies, such as HTML5, the Xfinity TV Partner Program provides a common framework to which smart TV, TV-connected and IP-enabled retail device manufacturers can build to make the Xfinity TV Partner app available to eligible customers in Comcast markets without the need to lease a set-top box from Comcast. (more...)
Samsung Pay To Rollout To Singapore Q2 2016 Samsung Pay To Rollout To Singapore Q2 2016
- April 20, 2016

Apple Pay is now accepted at retailers ranging from grocery store FairPrice to boutiques Topshop and G2000 to restaurants and cafes such as Din Tai Fung and Starbucks; Cold Storage, BreadTalk, FoodRepublic and Uber are expected on board soon. (more...)
Trump rips Republican delegate 'system' in scathing column
- April 20, 2016

But Trump supporters dislike him. But it appears that party insiders, who control the delegate selection process, are intent on selecting delegates who are anti-Trump and who, when free in later balloting to vote for other candidates , will have their way on Saturday. (more...)
Overwatch closed beta closing next week Overwatch closed beta closing next week
- April 20, 2016

No more closed beta participants will be invited, so if you were still holding out hope, maybe it'd be better to give in and pre-order the game for access to the open beta . If you're going to be grabbing it elsewhere, you'll get Tracer with the game on May 24. Overwatch will however offer a progression system and random loot drops for cosmetic items, as well as a way to purchase in-game funds to accelerate this process. (more...)
Division Players Get Free Phoenix Credits This Weekend Division Players Get Free Phoenix Credits This Weekend
- April 20, 2016

Helping players gain quicker access some of the best gear found in The Division , community manager Hamish Bode confirmed on the this morning's stream that they will be giving every player 150 Phoenix Credits sometime this weekend . Hoping to repay those who continue to show the game support despite dealing with unforeseen bugs, the developer also promised that they will have more compensation rewards coming in the future. (more...)
Which Heat Will Show Up This Playoffs?
- April 20, 2016

Defense may win championships, but offense wins games and the Heat are struggling in that department. The Heat's 123 points were a franchise playoff record and their 32-point win was tied for the fourth-largest playoff win in franchise history. (more...)

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