Science


Apple's iPhone sales sink for the first time ever last quarter
- April 27, 2016

These results beat the low end of Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $50 billion and $53 billion and a profit margin between 39 and 40 percent. "The future is very bright", CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal , stressing that Apple performed well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds such as a strong dollar and hard economic conditions. (more...)
Mitsubishi Motors Skips Full-Year Outlook, Citing Fuel-Economy Revelations
- April 27, 2016

The latest news is likely to see what has been a predominantly Japanese problem extending overseas. For the moment, the focus is on about 468,000 Mitsubishi-made vehicles sold in Japan through both the automaker's own showrooms and those of its partner, Nissan. (more...)
Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Is A Glimpse Into The Car Maker's Future Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration Is A Glimpse Into The Car Maker's Future
- April 27, 2016

Also set to lay the foundations of Infiniti's cabin design, the QX Sport Inspiration has a four-seat cabin layout which allows each occupant to have their own space. (33 mm) wider than the QX70. No technical details exist on the QX Sport Concept or the next generation QX50/QX70. Infiniti's signature grille is pretty much the same, but compared to the previous QX70 it appears less squeezed in. (more...)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare could be announced next week Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare could be announced next week
- April 27, 2016

Activision recently announced that its recent partnership with PlayStation will continue into 2017 for Infinity Ward's new "CoD" game. Such is the case for the "Call of Duty" first-person shooter game series. However typically the end of April and start of May has been the traditional time for the new games announcement. Activision have today refused to comment on any rumours about the game. (more...)
Astronaut Completes London Marathon From The International Space Station
- April 26, 2016

Peake also broadcasted from space to BBC, explaining how he has been putting in time on the treadmill. Tim Peake shared this image of London as photographed from the space station. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams joins Tim Peake as he completes the London Marathon aboard the International Space Station . Peake was able to complete the 26.2-mile course after exactly three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds. (more...)
British Astronaut runs London Marathon from space British Astronaut runs London Marathon from space
- April 26, 2016

Flight controllers monitored his progress from the ground, at one point noting that his pace was up to 8.7 miles per hour (14 km/h). Tim's not the only runner who put their minds to breaking a world record while participating in the London marathon (because running 26.2 miles isn't impressive enough already). (more...)
British astronaut Tim Peaks ran London Marathon from space
- April 26, 2016

He finished in 3 hours and 35 minutes . A group of runners, calling themselves "Team Astronaut", joined Peake in the marathon to raise funds for The Prince's Trust , a youth charity that helps young people get into jobs, education and training. (more...)
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 Download Available Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 Download Available
- April 26, 2016

Those figures included a deferral of more than $1.5 billion in revenues related mostly to the July release of the new Windows 10 operating system, which represents a new model for how the company will distribute and update its flagship software. (more...)
Facebook developing camera app similar to Snapchat Facebook developing camera app similar to Snapchat
- April 26, 2016

The app will open directly to a camera, sort of like Snapchat, the sources say, and will involve Facebook's Live Video by enabling direct video livestreaming. Last month, the company bought video-sharing app MSQRD, which lets users enhance videos through filters and offers the ability to "swap" faces with others in the picture. (more...)
Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' out on iTunes as fans fixate on 'other woman' Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' out on iTunes as fans fixate on 'other woman'
- April 25, 2016

They have made this visual eye masterpiece a must-see not just for every Beyonce fans but for video and movie fans as well. At the same time her album was released on Tidal , there was a one-hour special on HBO of music videos corresponding to the album . (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Rap Petition For Puerto Rico Debt Aid
- April 25, 2016

John Oliver turned his attention southward on Last Week Tonight to discuss Puerto Rico. He and John Oliver urged congress to assist Puerto Rico, which is now facing severe education and healthcare cuts. Along with suicidal tax incentive declarations , 'Yeah we'll pay your bonds first, close the hospital, fuck the patients .' This is an island, 100 miles across . (more...)
Second Zika virus case appears in San Francisco Second Zika virus case appears in San Francisco
- April 25, 2016

But there were other advisories specific to business. "Today's test results highlights the need for everyone to take precautions if they are traveling to areas affected by Zika ", DPH Commissioner Raul Pino said in a statement . Symptoms associated with the Zika virus include fever, muscle aches, conjunctivitis and headaches. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 358 Zika cases in the United States as of Tuesday. (more...)
WHO warns of potential for 'marked increase' in Zika cases
- April 25, 2016

So far there have been two confirmed cases of Zika virus infection reported in a Missouri residents who travelled to other countries. Schumer is scheduled to be in Buffalo to discuss his plans to combat Zika at 11 a.m. The Maryland Department of Agriculture put out a list of things Marylanders can do to avoid mosquito bites, including wearing long clothing, properly applying insect repellent and staying away from mosquito-infested areas, especially early and late in the day and at ... (more...)
Chrome to get Android Play Store apps this Google I/O
- April 25, 2016

The company is showcasing five nominees across 10 award categories and is featuring them in a dedicated collection on Google Play. Any third party app can be eligible for being nominated for these awards, the only requirement is that the app should have been launched or undergone a major update in the last 12 months. (more...)
Why George Clooney Agrees With Bernie, But Is Raising Money For Hillary Why George Clooney Agrees With Bernie, But Is Raising Money For Hillary
- April 25, 2016

Still, we bet he wouldn't say no to that Clooney money if he does win the nomination. But he agreed with Mrs Clinton's rival Bernie Sanders, who is campaigning to remove big business and vested interests from politics, that the money was "ridiculous". (more...)
NASA's New Horizon Finds Halo Craters on Pluto NASA's New Horizon Finds Halo Craters on Pluto
- April 25, 2016

The distribution of this ice that creates the halo craters remains a mystery to investigators. Pluto never ceases to amaze us, as the halos are just the latest in a plethora of puzzles scientists are still trying to solve. In March, images of snowcapped mountains were very visible against the backdrop of a relatively darker surface region of Pluto known as Cthulhu, which is made of methane tholins , The Christian Science Monitor reported. (more...)
Amazon Introduces New $8.99 Monthly "Prime Video" Subscription
- April 24, 2016

The only reason to subscribe to Amazon Video (or Amazon Prime ) on a monthly basis is if you think you'll only want it for a few months of the year, and then will cancel it. 'The two services will compete more closely for customers, and Amazon has the marketing advantage by offering the full Prime service for just a little bit more each month'. (more...)
Autopsy on Prince complete, will take several days to weeks for results
- April 24, 2016

It could take weeks for the results of the autopsy to be released to the public, the spokeswoman said. He declined to say whether any Prince staffers were under investigation for any possible criminal charges. Prince was the only one at the residence the night before until the three staff members who came to check on him arrived. Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. (more...)
Tesla recalls 2700 Model X cars
- April 24, 2016

Customers will not have to pay for the two-hour procedure to replace the third-row back seats, neither will Tesla . The vehicles covered by the recall were manufactured before March 26 and have a third-row seating provided by an outside supplier, Futuris. (more...)
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...)

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