Science


Samsung: Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by oversized, faulty batteries Samsung: Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by oversized, faulty batteries
- January 20, 2017

A new report also indicates that Samsung will primarily blame the batteries inside the Galaxy Note 7 for overheating and exploding. Samsung's own investigation into the Note 7 battery woes has lasted months. Many Verizon customers didn't return their Samsung Galaxy Note 7's even though there has been a great outburst of news demanding the return of faulty Galaxy Note 7's . (more...)
2016 was the planet's hottest year on record
- January 20, 2017

The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces in 2016 was 58.69 degrees F or 1.69 degrees F above the 20th century average. WMO 2016 was an extreme year for the global climate and stands out as the hottest year on record. (more...)
BT jacks up broadband, landline prices just 10 months after last hike BT jacks up broadband, landline prices just 10 months after last hike
- January 20, 2017

British Telecom PLC (LON:BT.A) is to start charging BT Sport watchers and will put up broadband costs for all users from April. It is also putting up call per minutes rates by 1p, meaning landline calls will go up to 12p per minute and landline calls to mobiles will increase to 16p per minute. (more...)
Drivers Use Tesla Autopilot at Their Own Risk, Investigators Conclude Drivers Use Tesla Autopilot at Their Own Risk, Investigators Conclude
- January 20, 2017

Crash rates for Tesla vehicles have plummeted 40% since Autopilot was first installed, according to a government report released on Thursday. Tesla vehicle crash rates dropped nearly 40% after the installation of Autopilot's Autosteer feature , a new report from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals. (more...)
RBI Governor briefs PAC about demonetisation RBI Governor briefs PAC about demonetisation
- January 20, 2017

After a long debate, the panel agreed that questions on demonetisation can be asked but only in the context of monetary policy. Congress MP KV Thomas is the chairman of the PAC, and Veerappa Moily is the head of the finance committee. Sources also say that he spoke about doing away with extra charges levied on digital and card transactions in order to promote the government's cashless push. (more...)
Will Melania Trump be flawless in Ralph Lauren or Chanel on Friday?
- January 20, 2017

Thursday afternoon, the day before he will be sworn in as President of the United States, Trump was speaking at the Leadership Luncheon held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., when conversation turned to the designer Tom Ford . (more...)
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Launched In India Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Launched In India
- January 20, 2017

Specifications: The Newly Launched Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Smartphone Features a 6.4-inch IPS Quad HD 2.5D curved glass overlaid Display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. The Phab 2 Pro bears a 4050mAh battery that's promised to deliver a 15-hour battery life and supports fast charging. There is also a fingerprint reader on the back of the device, below the array of cameras and sports Dolby Atmos audio technology. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Update Will Allow You to Take Your Own Photos Final Fantasy XV Update Will Allow You to Take Your Own Photos
- January 20, 2017

Square Enix did not reveal how the new feature will impact Prompto's photography skills as he has always been in charge of taking photos of the players while engaged in a fight. The recently released Moogle Chocobo Festival trailer shows gaming enthusiasts a glimpse of Altissia City, all dolled up for the grand event. The only additional detail seems to be that those without the season pass will now also receive a themed-photo frame for their pictures. (more...)
China defends trade stance after Trump appointee's criticism China defends trade stance after Trump appointee's criticism
- January 20, 2017

But that need not necessarily mean huge problems for China. He has also appointed critics of China, such as California economist Peter Navarro, who wrote a book titled Death by China , to oversee USA trade policy. "China, for example, has accounted for a larger share of ASEAN's trade than the US or European Union since 2009 and this trend is likely to persist", Mann said, writing in the World Gold Council's 2017 Outlook. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Won't Have Netflix? Multimedia Functions Absent At Launch Nintendo Switch Won't Have Netflix? Multimedia Functions Absent At Launch
- January 20, 2017

The USP of the Switch is said to be its Joy-Con controller. The Switch can also be removed from the dock and the Joy-Cons latched on to the side for on-the-go gaming. Andru says the console's success will come down to the quality of its games, and how people respond to its mode-switching features. It's not a pack-in title, though, so it will sell separately when the system launches. (more...)
Irish Government reacts to Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit Irish Government reacts to Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit
- January 20, 2017

May spelled out that Britain will have to leave the European Union's single market in order to restrict immigration from the EU. "We seek a new and equal partnership - between an independent, self-governing, global Britain and our friends and allies in the European Union", she said. (more...)
Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier
- January 20, 2017

Earlier in the day, Koren told Sputnik that Israel would welcome potential decision of the administration of US President-elect Donald Trump to relocate the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, adding that Moscow had also grounds for such a move. (more...)
Gambia's President-Elect Sworn In Despite Incumbent's Refusal To Step Down Gambia's President-Elect Sworn In Despite Incumbent's Refusal To Step Down
- January 20, 2017

On December 13 previous year, Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow (C) was flanked by his supporters upon his arrival at a luxury hotel in Banjul , for a meeting with four African heads of state. Outside the building on a residential street amid a heavy security presence, dozens of Gambians listened to the ceremony through loudspeakers. But a week later, the president changed his mind, triggering worldwide condemnation and threats of force. (more...)
U.S. closing Tesla death probe, won't seek recall U.S. closing Tesla death probe, won't seek recall
- January 20, 2017

Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are likely to announce that they are closing their investigation into the death of a Tesla driver using the vehicle's autopilot functionality. In the Florida incident, the car's camera system apparently failed to see the white truck amid bright sunlight. Although the NHTSA probe was looking for defects in the system, the more serious concern was that Tesla was giving its drivers too much confidence in a system that ... (more...)
2016 is hottest year on record
- January 20, 2017

Year 2016 has become the hottest year since 1880, when meteorologists began recording annual temperature statistics. Scientists started to keep temperature records back in the 1880s, but research shows the world was last this warm some 115,000 years in the past. (more...)
Trump's accuses rights icon John Lewis of boycott 'LIE'
- January 20, 2017

The long-serving Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader also said that he would not attend Presi