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Tesla speeds up 500000 unit production plan by two years to 2018
- May 17, 2016

The company just announced another quarterly loss - $282.3 million (247 million euros) - up from $154.2 million a year earlier, but that was not as much as financial analysts were fearing. Moreover, CNET reported that Musk is considering setting up factories in China and Europe to help with the delivery of the Model 3, but only if output in its Fremont plant has been maximized. (more...)
SpaceX rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral
- May 17, 2016

The reusable rocket from April 8 is scheduled to launch later this year , as part of SpaceX preparation to reach Mars by 2018 . In December, SpaceX brought a Falcon 9 back to Earth on terra firma at Cape Canaveral during the launch of 11 satellites for SpaceX customer Orbcomm, marking the first soft touchdown ever achieved during an orbital liftoff. (more...)
Apple's Cook to visit India this week, to meet Modi, sources say Apple's Cook to visit India this week, to meet Modi, sources say
- May 17, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it his mission to attract big tech to India . Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook will visit India this week and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Lands Successfully After Satellite Launch
- May 16, 2016

There are plans to ferry USA astronauts to the International Space Station with SpaceX Dragon capsules late this year and its most ambitious goal yet: An unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 , with a manned mission to the Red Planet within the next two decades as part of an agreement with NASA. (more...)
US Justice Department, North Carolina File Countersuits Over HB2
- May 16, 2016

The Department of Justice sent an ultimatum last week to North Carolina Gov . Pat McCrory and other state officials arguing that the state's new bathroom law violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "This is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens and the laws that we, as a people and as a country, have enacted to protect them - indeed, to protect all of us". (more...)
SpaceX Lands Rocket Second Time
- May 16, 2016

The same thing happened April 8 during a space station supply run for NASA. Given this mission's GTO destination, SpaceX said before launch a successful landing is "unlikely" because the first stage of the rocket would be subject to extreme velocities and re-entry heating. (more...)
Moto G 4th Gen to be launched in India tomorrow Moto G 4th Gen to be launched in India tomorrow
- May 16, 2016

The e-commerce site is also offering up to Rs 10,000 exchange bonus on the Moto G Turbo Edition, which will let you pick up the device for as low as Rs 1,499. The front camera for both the Smartphone remains the same which is 5-Megapixel On Board. It is expected that the two Moto G4 phones will come with 16GB of internal storage, as well as microSD card for additional space. (more...)
SWIFT says second bank hit by malware attack
- May 16, 2016

The second heist involves an unnamed commercial bank but may have been carried out using similar malware in a follow-up attacks by the same group of attackers, The New York Times reports . The malware attacks were not directly on the transaction network or core messaging system, but instead were targeted at customer banks' secondary security controls, SWIFT said. (more...)
Hyperloop One Completes 1st Public Test of Futuristic Transportation System Hyperloop One Completes 1st Public Test of Futuristic Transportation System
- May 15, 2016

The idea for Hyperloop - a super-fast transport system - has always been a dream of billionaire tech entrepreneur Musk, the founder and CEO of Space X and Tesla Motors. The mythical Hyperloop (as dreamed up by Elon Musk) is a futuristic transportation system that works on magnetic levitation to carry people or cargo at 750 miles an hour in comfortable pods. (more...)
Google Nexus 2016 Release Next Week With Android N OS? Google Nexus 2016 Release Next Week With Android N OS?
- May 15, 2016

It's possible Google will release two versions: a self-contained Android VR headset that "aims for the middle ground" as reported by the Wall Street Journal and possibly a headset that's more similar to Gear VR and requires a smartphone, but will work with more than just Samsung phones. (more...)
Spotted: 1284 new exoplanets, thanks to new method of verifying Kepler's discoveries Spotted: 1284 new exoplanets, thanks to new method of verifying Kepler's discoveries
- May 15, 2016

The nearest potentially habitable planet is approximately 11 light years from Earth. "They say not to count our chickens before they're hatched, but that's exactly what these results allow us to do based on probabilities that each egg (candidate) will hatch into a chick (bona fide planet)", said Dr Batalha. (more...)
Donald Trump says public has no right to see his tax returns
- May 15, 2016

But I do say this, I will really gladly give them - not going to learn anything but it's under routine audit. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney , has been scathing in his criticism of Trump and said this week it was "disqualifying" for a nominee to refuse to make his tax returns public. (more...)
Windows 10 is stopping users searching via Google in Cortana Windows 10 is stopping users searching via Google in Cortana
- May 14, 2016

While Microsoft reports it's implementing these restrictions to improve the user experience, there are likely a few more reasons why Cortana will only work with Edge and Bing. While lovers of Google search might see this move by Microsoft as demeaning, the folks at Mountain View are much aware of what's happening. But now, they will be forced to go through the results in Edge browser, with the results being fetched through Bing search engine. (more...)
UN warns of rising air pollution levels in world's cities UN warns of rising air pollution levels in world's cities
- May 14, 2016

Flavia asserted that in high-income countries the percentage, however, drops to 56 per cent. According to the Global Burden of Disease, air pollution is the fifth largest killer in the country. While Delhi managed to shrug-off the tag of the most polluted city in the latest WHO ranking on pollution levels, 34 Indian cities figured in the list of the 100 most polluted ones, and 22 Indian cities found their names among the top 50 most polluted in the world. (more...)
What the transgender bathroom guidelines mean for Bay District Schools What the transgender bathroom guidelines mean for Bay District Schools
- May 14, 2016

However, schools that refuse to comply could face civil rights lawsuits from the government, and the Obama administration could try to cut off federal aid to schools to force compliance. But a college deemed noncompliant with Title IX could be in a world of hurt, because the USA government could prevent students from using their federal loans and grants there, Hartle said. (more...)
Apple is approving apps more quickly to increase Services revenue Apple is approving apps more quickly to increase Services revenue
- May 14, 2016

Speculations are rife that the jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2 will be released prior to Apple's annual five-day long Worldwide Developer's Conference or WWDC , which is slated to begin on June 13. Google has never turned its back on iOS users, despite creating Android , its biggest rival. Marketing head Phil Schiller, who has always been responsible for developer relations, took charge of the App Store from services chief Eddy Cue in December. (more...)
2017 iPhone to Feature 2017 iPhone to Feature "Jaw-Dropping Design", No Bezels, OLED Display
- May 13, 2016

Previously, the switch to OLED was touted to happen in 2018, but it appears that Apple is looking into ways to accelerate this transition and make the 2017 iPhone a complete makeover. Word is that the smartphone could be called the iPhone 8, with Apple ditching the "S" moniker it uses for phones it releases every other year. Other iPhone 8 rumors have pointed to an AMOLED display, glass construction and wireless charging, among other features. (more...)
The iPhone might radically change in 2017 The iPhone might radically change in 2017
- May 13, 2016

While the next iPhone generation is out there for the concepts only, it could be a great redesign overhaul. It seems that Apple wants to buy some time in order to make 2017 iPhone a revolution, instead "just" evolution. "The Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display, the front facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display, the speaker, everything", Gruber explained, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. (more...)
Commissioner Breaks Ranks, Says Saudi Government Officials Implicated By Secret "28 Pages"
- May 13, 2016

John F Lehman, now an investment banker working in NY and formerly the US Navy Secretary for the Reagan Administration, was part of the 9/11 commission, a committee of experts put together by the Bush Administration in the aftermath of 9/11 to investigate the incident. (more...)
Google Set to Announce Amazon Echo Rival, Codenamed 'Chirp'
- May 13, 2016

ReCode reports that Google Chirp is in the works, but it is not likely to be unveiled at the Google I/O 2016. In terms of design, Chirp is rumored to resemble the OnHub router, although as to what the final product will be called remains to be seen. (more...)

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