Science


Airbag Recall More Than Doubles To 69 Million Airbag Recall More Than Doubles To 69 Million
- May 06, 2016

United States safety regulators have added an additional 35 million to 40 million Takata air bag inflators to the 28.8 million in need of replacement. But many owners of cars or trucks with airbags that are included on the recall list will have to wait months for a replacement airbag to become available. (more...)
Justin Timberlake teases release of 'Can't Stop the Feeling' Justin Timberlake teases release of 'Can't Stop the Feeling'
- May 06, 2016

He's brought sexy back and shown off his suit and tie, and now Justin Timberlake just " Can't Stop the Feeling ". He is also serving as the executive music producer for Trolls, writing original music for the film, which includes this song and others on the soundtrack. (more...)
Tesla bold production plan brings out skeptics, shares fall Tesla bold production plan brings out skeptics, shares fall
- May 06, 2016

Shares of Tesla stock surged as much as seven percent in after-hours trading following the announcement. Tesla delivered 50,000 cars last year, it plans to deliver between 80,000 and 90,000 cars this year, it has already missed Q1 delivery estimates of 16,000 vehicles, and 500,000 cars by 2020 doesn't sound realistic because the firm is notorious for delays. (more...)
Netflix Now Lets You Control Data Usage When Streaming Over Cellular Netflix Now Lets You Control Data Usage When Streaming Over Cellular
- May 06, 2016

Now, Netflix is opening up user-selectable settings that allows you to sip data (at the expense of video quality) or gulp it down to the max if you're one of the few with an unlimited data connection. The speed will apparently balance out good video quality with a decreased data consumption while preventing users from exceeding the mobile data caps or overage fees being incurred. (more...)
FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority
- May 06, 2016

The rules promise to have a major impact on the $3.4 billion e-cigarette industry that has flourished in the absence of federal regulation, making the nicotine-delivery devices the most commonly used tobacco products for USA youngsters. The rule also requires manufacturers to get the FDA's marketing approval for any products that were issued after February 15, 2007, to show that their "products meet the applicable public health standard set forth in the law". (more...)
Yahoo loses key AT&T business
- May 06, 2016

Yahoo is said to be leaning toward a cash deal , which could work in Verizon's favor, some analysts say. "We are thrilled that AT&T will be using our managed portal services, mobile apps, and advertising solutions in this important initiative to deepen engagement with their customers", Himesh Bhise, Chief Executive Officer of Synacor, stated in the announcement. (more...)
From Police To Courts, Corruption Seen Rising In Middle East From Police To Courts, Corruption Seen Rising In Middle East
- May 05, 2016

Such extremely hot days will occur five times more often than was the case at the turn of the millennium. According to a report in Huffington Post by Chris D'Angelo, " Study lead author Jos Lelieveld, director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and a professor at The Cyprus Institute , says the change in climate could jeopardize the very existence of the area's 500 million inhabitants". (more...)
Russell Crowe in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy' Reboot Russell Crowe in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy' Reboot
- May 05, 2016

There was major surprise when it was announced that Tom Cruise had attached himself to star in Universal's planned reboot of The Mummy franchise. The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who also produces alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series, Wanted ) and Sean Daniel ( The Mummy trilogy, The Best Man series). (more...)
Climate change could make Middle East 'uninhabitable', according to study Climate change could make Middle East 'uninhabitable', according to study
- May 05, 2016

By 2100, hotter days could feature midday highs of 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Again, the researchers expected due to climate change further increases, which additionally complicates the living conditions in the region. In addition to more extremely hot days, models suggest the region can expect an increase in pollution problems, as the particulate matter becomes more concentrated in the atmosphere. (more...)
Battles rage in Aleppo as diplomats scramble to save truce
- May 05, 2016

Over the last two weeks, hospitals and civilian areas in the divided city have come under attack from government warplanes, as well as shelling from rebel forces. On the ground, AFP correspondents said fierce fighting continued in both Aleppo and an area west of Damascus that was already under the ceasefire regime. (more...)
Ben Carson: Clinton Will Heal the GOP
- May 05, 2016

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson will assist presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in choosing a vice presidential running mate. Certain names, including John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry may help Trump with with particular states, while others like Chris Christie and Keith Kellogg may give the real estate mogul an edge over a perceived weakness. (more...)
U.S. orders Takata to expand airbag recall U.S. orders Takata to expand airbag recall
- May 05, 2016

That brings the total of recalled vehicles in the USA alone to as many as 68.8 million - more than a quarter of all cars in the country. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. NHTSA said the most unsafe airbags have already been recalled , and in a statement, Takata Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada concurred. NHTSA has appointed an independent monitor to assess, track and report the company's compliance with the recall program. (more...)
Bribery for services rampant in Mideast, N. Africa, research finds Bribery for services rampant in Mideast, N. Africa, research finds
- May 05, 2016

The Middle East and North Africa are getting warmer along with the rest of the world. Yaron Kaminsky/APFrom 1986 to 2005, there were about 16 days each year where the average temperature in the MENA region climbed to 109 degrees Fahrenheit. (more...)
Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure
- May 05, 2016

EMERGENCY crews have pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board. Norway's TV2 channel aired footage of what seemed to be a helicopter rotor blade spiralling down minutes before the helicopter crashed . The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority said the helicopter's flight recorders were sent Saturday to Britain, where data from the black boxes would be read. (more...)
Apple won't be allowed to sell refurbished iPhones in India Apple won't be allowed to sell refurbished iPhones in India
- May 05, 2016

Earlier, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology had red flagged Apple's plans to sell refurbished iPhones as it would contribute to e-waste dumping. India's market is predominantly saturated by local vendors. Currently, India's 220-million-strong smartphone market is dominated by Asian phone makers such as Samsung and homegrown players like Micromax. (more...)
Apple Music overhaul planned alongside iOS 10, claim reports Apple Music overhaul planned alongside iOS 10, claim reports
- May 05, 2016

Among the changes expected to occur is an adjustment to the Apple Music interface to make it more intuitive. The company may also be weaving iTunes downloads into Apple Music, and expanding Beats1 radio. Apple will make "sweeping changes" to Apple Music, say Bloomberg sources. But even hardcore users who are more than familiar with the way apps are supposed to work on iPhone and Mac can tell you that navigating Apple Music can be a hassle. (more...)
Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began
- May 05, 2016

Snyder's actions and the EPA's message that filtered Flint water is safe to drink", Snyder spokeswoman Anna Heaton told The Huffington Post . President Obama drank filtered city water to show that it is again safe to drink following a lead-contamination crisis. (more...)
Apple hires Google X lab co-founder for health projects Apple hires Google X lab co-founder for health projects
- May 05, 2016

Yoky Matsuoka earned a MacArthur "genius" award while at UW for her work using robotics to help people with disabilities. Ms. Matsuoka has had an interesting career. The famed Matsuoka who developed the BarrettHand, a revolutionary robotic arm will be joining Apple's Health Projects Team. She has taught robotics at the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, a job she left to join Google in 2009. (more...)
Opera Brings Native Adblocking To Android And Desktop Browsers Opera Brings Native Adblocking To Android And Desktop Browsers
- May 04, 2016

Writing in a blog post, Opera's SVP of global engineering for computer browsers, Krystian Kolandra, noted that the company was aware it needs to "provide a better solution for the future" when it comes to the whitelist. Opera says that the ad blocking tech will allow users to browse the web faster and more smoothly. Announced for developers back in March, ad blocking will now be available to all users of Opera browsers, which serves as an alternative to Google's Chrome, Apple's Safari and ... (more...)
Chinese court rules local company can use iPhone name Chinese court rules local company can use iPhone name
- May 04, 2016

Beijing Municipal High People's Court has rejected Apple's appeal of the trademark dispute against Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., leaving the Chinese firm free to wiggle its bare backside at the Cupertino-based tech company. (more...)

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