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IPhone Sales Fuels Renewed Apple Growth IPhone Sales Fuels Renewed Apple Growth
- February 02, 2017

CEO Tim Cook says the Apple Watch set a revenue record last quarter, but it apparently wasn't enough to buoy the S.S. Other Products . Analysts on average had estimated iPhone sales of 77.42 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount. (more...)
Pence hopeful Senate won't have to go 'nuclear' in Supreme Court fight Pence hopeful Senate won't have to go 'nuclear' in Supreme Court fight
- February 02, 2017

Republicans have begun pressuring Democrats to take up Gorsuch's nomination as soon as possible. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. It is not clear whether McConnell would opt to force Gorsuch's nomination through the senate by abolishing the filibuster - meaning just 51 votes would be needed to confirm the nomination, as opposed to the 60 needed if Democrats filibuster. (more...)
Faith Facts on Trump's presumed favorites for Supreme Court Faith Facts on Trump's presumed favorites for Supreme Court
- February 02, 2017

Democrats also say Republicans should suffer for having blocked Mr. Obama's pick for the seat, Judge Merrick Garland. Similarly, in response to last night's announcement, Democrats are effectively saying , "The fight isn't about this particular nominee; it's about responding to Republican abuses that led to a stolen Supreme Court seat". (more...)
What Makes A Frog's Tongue So Sticky? What Makes A Frog's Tongue So Sticky?
- February 02, 2017

Combined with the "reversible" saliva, the result is a tongue that performs significantly better than manmade adhesive polymers. The saliva is thick and sticky when capturing the prey to ensure it doesn't slip away, turning turns thin and watery once its inside the mouth and needs to leave the tongue ready for chewing and swallowing. (more...)
Garoppolo impression helps Patriots prepare for Falcons
- February 02, 2017

If he can get to Brady once or twice at crucial times it could be a difference-maker. Bill Belichick (l.) and his son, safeties coach Steve Belichick (r.), will have to stop the high-powered offense of the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. "It takes a team to win a game", Jones said. I'm just a normal human being. When pressed for a reason why, Bennett said, "I don't support the guy that's in the House". (more...)
Sniper Elite 4 - New trailer showcases 6 minutes of gameplay footage Sniper Elite 4 - New trailer showcases 6 minutes of gameplay footage
- February 02, 2017

The new Sniper Elite 4 trailer also runs through numerous features we'll see in the shooter. While a majority of game devs charge for new multiplayer maps and modes after the game's launch, Rebellion Developments intends to do the opposite by releasing Sniper Elite 4 multiplayer maps and modes for free. (more...)
Tesla Is Testing Self Driving Cars on California Roads Tesla Is Testing Self Driving Cars on California Roads
- February 02, 2017

The reasons for a disengagement can include a safety situation on the road, but may also be for non-safety related things, including updating software and more. Despite that increase, the company's "reportable disengages" decreased from 341 in 2015 down to 124 for previous year. Though imperfect, the data represent the best peek the public gets into the secretive and fiercely competitive world of self-driving cars and how the prototypes are performing. (more...)
Trump executive order aims to reduce business regulations
- February 01, 2017

A note on agency regulatory cost. In other words, the costs imposed by repealed rules will have to, at a minimum, equal the costs imposed by any new rules. Emanuel, however, asked them to "consider" postponing regulations. The order will also make clear that the USA government will be working to ensure the security of networks it does not control including the Internet and electrical system, and will also prepare if those systems are compromised. (more...)
Boston Dynamics has been secretly developing this utterly terrifying wheeled robot
- February 01, 2017

A new robot from Boston Dynamics, the Google/Alphabet-owned robot company, has accidently been revealed, and the agile creation can jump around. on wheels. "Nightmare inducing" - that's how Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, described the two-wheeled robot that he unveiled for the first time. While unlike its previous Atlas robot that has the capacity to effortlessly stride across uneven surfaces, the Handle appears to be designed for smoother areas - though it seems it can roll ... (more...)
McLaren resorts to sick drifts to tease Geneva-bound supercar McLaren resorts to sick drifts to tease Geneva-bound supercar
- February 01, 2017

It's called "McLaren Proactive Chassis Control II ", and will, in practice, likely be quite a bit like the Side Slip Control on offer in the Ferrari 488 GTB (but we wouldn't mention that to anyone at McLaren). McLaren also claims the structure enables a lower centre of gravity "further sharpening the dynamic performance" of the Super Series model. It's also 15 per cent better at cooling the engine, with a new type of door that allows air to flow through into the radiators - and also to ... (more...)
Microsoft working on 'Windows 10 Cloud' to take on Chrome OS Microsoft working on 'Windows 10 Cloud' to take on Chrome OS
- February 01, 2017

We've tackled some of these additions which enhance the way in which one interacts with the system as well as those which will make our lives a whole lot easier. Microsoft hopes that these guidelines will help manufacturers build what the company calls the "next generation" of Windows devices. What that also means is that you won't have access to any software not available through the Windows store.UWP apps. (more...)
AMD re-confirms Ryzen and Vega launch dates AMD re-confirms Ryzen and Vega launch dates
- February 01, 2017

In this call AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed that the consumer Ryzen CPU lineup will be available in early March. This means that these should be ready before the end of April, but earlier rumors suggest that AMD could make an official launch at the GDC 2017 show, which starts on February 27th. (more...)
Facebook Starts Testing Stories with Disappearing Images and Videos Facebook Starts Testing Stories with Disappearing Images and Videos
- February 01, 2017

Now, Facebook is espousing Snapchat's "Stories" for themselves, via TechCrunch , and it'll work like Instagram's adaptation in that it'll just be above your newsfeed. Facebook also enables users to add selfie filters and geofilters to the videos and photos. Facebook is placing its Stories feature at the top of its platform, like Instagram. (more...)
AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (ABC) Shares Gap Up on Strong Earnings AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (ABC) Shares Gap Up on Strong Earnings
- February 01, 2017

Collis holds 180,181 (0.08% of shares outstanding). Revenue grew 4 percent from previous year to $38.17 billion. Operating Expenses: In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, operating expenses were $638 million, contrast to $1.1 billion in the same period last fiscal year. (more...)
Dropbox Smart Sync lets you access cloud files from your desktop
- February 01, 2017

The feature was unveiled on Monday for Dropbox Business users alongside news that Dropbox will be making its workspace collaboration app, Paper , widely available following a lengthy closed beta period. Paper was introduced as a beta tool previous year in August and since then, the silicon valley based company has supercharged the tool and now brought it out of the public beta. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 To Launch Satellites For Iridium And NASA In 2018
- February 01, 2017

Iridium (IRDM +1.2%) has contracted with SpaceX (Private:SPACE) to execute an eighth launch of a Falcon 9 rocket. When these satellites are commissioned, Iridium will be able to deliver enhanced L-band satellite communications services to shipping. (more...)
Newly discovered coral reef in Brazilian oil exploration zone Newly discovered coral reef in Brazilian oil exploration zone
- February 01, 2017

Image credit: Greenpeace ."This reef system is important for many reasons, including the fact that it has unique characteristics regarding use and availability of light. In addition to housing the reef system, the Amazon River is the habitat of the endangered river otter, the American manatee, the yellow tortoise and dolphins, the conservation group noted. (more...)
Cats will be a part of the Westminster Dog Show Cats will be a part of the Westminster Dog Show
- February 01, 2017

Also taking part in this year's festivities? But this year's show will also feature another type of four-foots: cats . Cats have been featured in similar events before, but they were always held separately from the dog show. It's a celebration of dogs - and now cats - but it needs to be a little bit of everything for everybody. "There's so much love out there in the world, why just limit it to dogs and puppies?" The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, ... (more...)
Tim Cook says Apple had 'no choice' but to sue Qualcomm
- February 01, 2017

Google also responded by offering matching grands of up to $2 million for donations raised by its employees for the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil and refugee rights organizations. It's unclear how the executive order would change the H-1B visa program, which is already capped at 85,000 visas a year and is created to help companies find overseas talent to fill the shortage of skilled workers in the States. (more...)
Lava 'firehose' causing cracks to Hawaii's main island
- February 01, 2017

Large chunks of the cliff fell into the ocean when the delta collapsed on New Year Eve, which led to the exposed lava tube and the current "fire hose" display. A wider view of the lava entering the ocean at sunset. "These ocean entry littoral explosions, both large and small, create hazardous conditions on land and at sea". (more...)

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