Science


Donald Trump Blames President Obama For Leaks And GOP Town Hall Attacks
- March 04, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a gathering of broadcasters in Washington today that "demonstrations in America are about as American as apple pie". In an interview with Fox News political show Fox and Friends , Trump said the unprecedented move to avoid the dinner was because it would be "inappropriate" given his feud with the media. (more...)
Google's Rick Osterloh confirms Pixel 2 for 2017, and it Google's Rick Osterloh confirms Pixel 2 for 2017, and it "stays premium"
- March 04, 2017

If not, you can always try Google Assistant by using Google's Allo app. Previously, Assistant was only available on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, so this will greatly expand the number of devices that feature Assistant. First, we know Google's staying the course with the new strategy it set out with Pixel, whereby it aims to compete more directly with the iPhone. "Our goal is to make the Assistant available anywhere you need it", Gummi Hafsteinsson, product lead for the Google ... (more...)
Snapchat Parent Stock Surges in Market Debut Snapchat Parent Stock Surges in Market Debut
- March 04, 2017

With that continued IPO boom, Snap has avoided the curse of Facebook (FB, Tech30), but maybe not the curse of Twitter (TWTR, Tech30). Initial investors who were part of Snap's recruiting drive over the past few weeks posed a laundry list of questions and concerns to executives of the five-year-old company about the stock's potential , to sink or swim. (more...)
Gator shows off its fishy catch at golf course
- March 04, 2017

He's holding onto that fish! The colossal gator was spotted swaggering at the course in Trinity, Florida. She is heard commenting on the sight of the gator throughout the video, ending with, "I'm glad you got the fish". (more...)
Yelp Gets Trans-Friendly With New Gender Neutral Bathroom Search Filter Yelp Gets Trans-Friendly With New Gender Neutral Bathroom Search Filter
- March 04, 2017

Rachel Williams, head of Diversity and Inclusion for Yelp announced the new feature on the official Yelp Blog . In the coming weeks, Yelp will add the ability to to search for locations that offer gender-neutral bathrooms, which are single-stall bathrooms with doors that lock and are accessible for all genders. (more...)
Rare clouded leopard cub born at Nashville Zoo
- March 04, 2017

Clouded leopards are smaller in stature compared to their namesake, and the Smithsonian describes the species as bridging the gap between big cats, like lions and tigers, and smaller cats, like lynx. The zoo is planning a Facebook live video with the cub Friday at noon Central. Assisted breeding could allow scientists to "expand the genetic diversity of cubs without disrupting those established bonds", according to the National Zoo. (more...)
Trump wants to publicize immigrant crime - critics call it 'scapegoating'
- March 03, 2017

Groans and boos greeted President Donald Trump's announcement of an Orwellian new government agency-" VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement)"-during his address to Congress Tuesday night". Polo Morales, political director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said he takes everything Trump says with a grain of salt. (more...)
George W. Bush warns about Putin in Ellen DeGeneres interview George W. Bush warns about Putin in Ellen DeGeneres interview
- March 03, 2017

First of all the office of the president is more important than the occupant, and I believe it undermines the office of the presidency". "She kind of likes my sense of humor". "I was there. I was the guy trying to put the poncho on!" he laughed, referring to his attempt to take cover during the outdoor event as it began to rain. (more...)
Uber used secret program to evade law enforcement Uber used secret program to evade law enforcement
- March 03, 2017

When it identified an official, it blocked them from hailing a ride, and it displayed a version of the app with fake Ubers, making it more hard to catch real ones. The 2014 video shows a code enforcement officers trying and failing to hail an Uber after the company launched its service in violation of city code. (more...)
NBCUniversal Announces Huge $500 Million Investment in Snap IPO NBCUniversal Announces Huge $500 Million Investment in Snap IPO
- March 03, 2017

Facebook shares, on the other hand, are 259% higher since their first day of trading - the company proving doubters wrong in the crucial area of mobile advertising revenue. That would value the company at almost $24 billion, and above the $14 to $16 a share targeted by the company. Nicole Bullock, the USA equities correspondent for the Financial Times , people were excited about the float because there had been a drought of big tech companies listing for the last few years. (more...)
NASA spacecraft avoids collision with Martian moon Phobos
- March 03, 2017

Phobos is the larger of Mars' two moons , with a mean radius of seven miles (by comparison, our Moon has a mean radius of about 1080 miles.) Recent observations have suggested that Phobos is actually many different rocks held together under a thin crust, and it will either disintegrate or crash into Mars some time over the next 50 million years. (more...)
Jeff Bezos is planning a delivery service for the moon Jeff Bezos is planning a delivery service for the moon
- March 03, 2017

So rather than focusing on humans, Blue Origin's proposal is centred around a series of cargo missions which could deliver the equipment necessary to help establish a human colony on the moon, unlike space trips to date. Last week, Elon Musk , founder of rival firm SpaceX, unveiled an ambitious plan to send two space tourists around the moon in 2018. This definitely seems to be the time to make the moves on the moon, as it looks like Trump's administration is much more open to the idea ... (more...)
Snap Offering Price Builds In a Discount for Audit Exemption Snap Offering Price Builds In a Discount for Audit Exemption
- March 03, 2017

NBCU struck a partnership with Snapchat a year ago, under which it has produced several original series keying off "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", " The Voice ", " Saturday Night Live " and E! Including unexercised stock options and other convertibles for a total of 1.39 billion fully diluted shares, Snap would have a fully diluted value of around Dollars 23.6 billion, an unnamed source told Bloomberg. (more...)
NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software is now Available NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software is now Available
- March 03, 2017

Across Nasa, the centres in data processing, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics have all contributed to the portfolio, which is available in both hard copy and online. Since then, NASA has shared thousands of its software programs with students, industry, individuals and other government agencies. I know you might be thinking that what kind of NASA software can be used for Earthly applications. (more...)
Nokia 3310 The legend is back Nokia 3310 The legend is back
- March 03, 2017

Under the surface, the new Nokia 3310 is essentially the same as any number of the brand's recent features phones. He fears the interest in the 3310 shows people "don't understand who we are today" or how much it has evolved away from being a mobile phone business in the last 12 months. (more...)
China talks of bartering land in Arunachal Pradesh to settle boundary dispute
- March 03, 2017

Arunachal Pradesh comprises the eastern sector of the almost 3,500-km disputed border between India and China. "China is gravely concerned over information that India has granted permission to the Dalai to visit Arunachal Pradesh", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular briefing. (more...)
Russian Response To Trump Address to Congress
- March 03, 2017

In the end, more than two-thirds of this country's delegation participated in the Olympics. WADA's investigations found evidence of widespread, state-sponsored doping and cover-ups in Russian Federation. Putin also noted a letter from the International Olympic Committee this week, which described the difficulty in bringing cases for anti-doping rule violations against individual athletes. (more...)
Google's Assistant rolls out to more Android devices in the US
- March 03, 2017

It's a beefier upgrade to Google Now, that's for sure. Among these improved features is Google Assistant's capability to converse with its users using common language, unlike Google Now's keyword-focused input. For example, if you ask Google Assistant about the weather, Google Assistant will remind you to make sure to take along sunglasses, as against responding with the temperature. (more...)
Will Snap Be The Comeback Of The Tech IPO? Will Snap Be The Comeback Of The Tech IPO?
- March 03, 2017

While Snap touts its employees' volunteer hours, neighbors are anxious about the impact the multi-billion company is having on the area. The glasses, called Spectacles , are specifically created to record and share 10-second circular videos for Snapchat , which is the source of virtually all the company's revenue to date. (more...)
New 10.5 Inch iPad Pro To Feature 2224 x 1668 Pixel Resolution New 10.5 Inch iPad Pro To Feature 2224 x 1668 Pixel Resolution
- March 03, 2017

The rumors on 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 have been sketchy in describing how Apple would design the upcoming tablet but a recent report suggests that it will ship with 2224 x 1668 resolutions display. Though not confirmed yet, fans are really hoping that a new device will replace the smallest tablet of the company that was released back in 2015. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro has a resolution of 2048 x 1,536 pixels, the new 9.7 inch model is expected to keep this resolution. (more...)

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