Science


Intel to buy Mobileye for $14-$15 billion: Israeli media report Intel to buy Mobileye for $14-$15 billion: Israeli media report
- March 13, 2017

Intel and Mobileye were not immediately reachable for comment. Shares of an Isreali technology firm have shot up more than 30 per cent in pre-market trading on the New York Stock Exchange following reports it has been bought by Intel. However, while it was working with BMW, Mobileye also teamed up with Intel for its fifth-generation of chips that aim to be used in fully autonomous vehicles and are scheduled to be delivered around 2021. (more...)
Banned Sharapova's wildcard is slammed by tennis greats Banned Sharapova's wildcard is slammed by tennis greats
- March 13, 2017

However, three-times victor Sharapova, whose main sponsor is Porsche, has been handed a wild card to the tournament and will play her first match on the day the ban finishes. "I think everyone deserves a second chance and I think she's going to come back and fight her way back". The Dane, reacting to Sharapova's inclusion in April's Porsche Grand Prix, said: "Obviously rules are twisted and turned in favour of who wants to do what". (more...)
Falcon 9 rocket successfully performs static fire test Falcon 9 rocket successfully performs static fire test
- March 13, 2017

The announcement came after a Falcon 9 rocket successfully test-fired its engines Thursday night. The EchoStar 23 satellite will provide television broadcast services in Brazil for at least 15 years. Artist's concept of EchoStar 23 Satellite. The space vehicle will use its thrusters to hover 22,000 miles over the equator, situating itself over the geostationary orbit. (more...)
Google's reCAPTCHA now invisible, separates bots from people without challenges Google's reCAPTCHA now invisible, separates bots from people without challenges
- March 13, 2017

Google's latest iteration puts an end to CAPTCHA . In 2014 Google introduced reCAPTCHA, which simply introduced a checkbox for people to select in order to prove their humanity; robots would always click directly in the centre of the box which would be a dead giveaway of their non-human programmed perfections. (more...)
Android Taste Test picks the home screen based on your taste Android Taste Test picks the home screen based on your taste
- March 13, 2017

It is called #myAndroid Taste Test , it allows you to choose the stuff you like on your device like wallpapers, launchers, look, colors, sizes, etc. In detail, Google has introduced #myAndroid Taste Test . In addition to preferences, the questions are created to know more of the user's needs on their home screen. It also asks if you work a lot, game a lot, chat a lot so that it would select one based on how you would feel comfortable. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus receive FCC certification
- March 13, 2017

This comparative diagram between the size of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 and other iPhone should help! Judging by the stream of rumors on the forthcoming Galaxy smartphones - which are being called the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus - Samsung may be about to make some big strides toward both goals. (more...)
World Wide Web creator urges action against fake news World Wide Web creator urges action against fake news
- March 13, 2017

The three new trends are something he's become increasingly anxious about in the last 12 months, and which he believes "we must tackle in order for the web to fulfil its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity". In the letter he also unveiled plans to tackle "unethical" political advertising and spoke of "internet blind spots" that are corrupting democracy. (more...)
Galaxy S8 to Gain Facial Recognition Over Doubts About Iris Scanning Technology
- March 13, 2017

Samsung, in other words, has found a way to offer a bigger screen in its handsets and make it easier for you to hold and use the device with one hand. We might get Samsung's own digital assistant, too, following the Viv acquisition past year. Dual-camera feature may be hot and exciting for most smartphone companies but a tech giant like Samsung can't hinder easily, especially when it is confident with their own single-camera. (more...)
Sean Spicer Said Trump Believes Job Numbers He Once Called Sean Spicer Said Trump Believes Job Numbers He Once Called "Phony"
- March 12, 2017

And it is probably the case. "Forty-two per cent", Politifact reported Trump said . "He said to quote him very clearly: 'They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now, '" Spicer said with a laugh at his daily briefing for reporters. (more...)
Nokia's new handsets not expected to land in United Kingdom until May Nokia's new handsets not expected to land in United Kingdom until May
- March 12, 2017

The first Nokia 3310, released nearly seventeen years ago, sold well for Nokia and the remake appears to be very popular as well. Nokia 3310 (2017) is a feature phone likes its predecessor, featuring a 2.4-inch TFT display with 240 x 320 resolution. (more...)
South Korea: Critics call for arrest of impeached Park Geun-hye South Korea: Critics call for arrest of impeached Park Geun-hye
- March 12, 2017

In her early presidency, Park, 65, looked an unassailable icon among conservative voters as she reminded them of her father Park Chung-hee, an assassinated military strongman who was worshipped by right-leaning voters as a leader who sped up industrialization. (more...)
Election results: Goa's possible kingmakers who hold the key to government formation Election results: Goa's possible kingmakers who hold the key to government formation
- March 12, 2017

It is the second largest party in both Manipur and Goa, but party chief Amit Shah made it clear in his victory speech that the BJP will attempt to form government in both states. At present, the likelihood of BJP forming its first ever government in the north-eastern state largely hinges on whether its strategists are able to convince one of two legislators to extend their support. (more...)
Nicklaus: Republicans' haste on health care amplifies bill's flaws Nicklaus: Republicans' haste on health care amplifies bill's flaws
- March 12, 2017

Still, the Democratic leader said she is skeptical that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other Republican leaders would ask for Democratic help, even if their bill fails to pass because of a lack of support within the GOP. The bill would create a system of tax credits to encourage people to buy private insurance on the open market. And while premiums for some have gone up, the increases aren't much for people with subsidies. (more...)
WikiLeaks to provide tech firms access to Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools: Assange WikiLeaks to provide tech firms access to Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools: Assange
- March 12, 2017

Heather Adkins, Google's Director of Information Security and Privacy, told ReCode that the company is confident that the security updates and protections in Chrome as well as in Android are protecting users from numerous vulnerabilities described in the documents . (more...)
Hawaii in challenge over new Trump travel ban Hawaii in challenge over new Trump travel ban
- March 12, 2017

A lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed as an appellate court considers a preliminary injunction in the case, Robart ruled Monday, Feb. The original ban included Iraq, but the new order does not. Will Donald Trumps' travel bans serve any goal? Stewart Jay, emeritus professor of law at the University of Washington , says the new order is going to be much harder to challenge. (more...)
Hoverboard eyed in fire that critically injured 3 girls Hoverboard eyed in fire that critically injured 3 girls
- March 12, 2017

Ashanti Hughes suffered burns over 95 percent of her body in the Harrisburg fire that started around 8 p.m., according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. A teenage boy and an adult male were also taken to the hospital. The investigation into the fire is ongoing. Lt. Dennis DeVoe is now listed in critical conditional at Penn State Milton S. (more...)
GOP senators air grievances with health care plan, timeline GOP senators air grievances with health care plan, timeline
- March 12, 2017

Surrounded by a gaggle of reporters and cameras, he was turned away. "It's a conservative bill, the more they learn about it the more likely they're going to be a part of it", McCarthy told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Congress ought to replace this bill. And while this version of "Obamacare Lite" clearly would cause many millions to lose health insurance, what will impact many tens of millions more - and pose a serious economic threat to a number of states, including OH - is ... (more...)
Barcelona make history with 6-1 comeback win over PSG Barcelona make history with 6-1 comeback win over PSG
- March 12, 2017

The refereeing decisions went against us and we lost everything in the closing minutes. Barca manager Luis Enrique's gesticulated wildly on the touchline while nearly 100,000 fanatical supporters inside the Nou Camp roared their side on, but their hopes seemed lost, even when Brazilian playmaker Neymar drilled home a rocket-fuelled free kick on 88 minutes. (more...)
4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12 4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12
- March 11, 2017

In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light. In the fall, when we push the clocks back an hour, heart attack risk falls 21 percent when we get the extra hour of sleep. (more...)
Punjab Election Results 2017: Birthday gift for Amarinder Singh, Badals retain bastions Punjab Election Results 2017: Birthday gift for Amarinder Singh, Badals retain bastions
- March 11, 2017

BJP sources meanwhile admitted they were happy that the sensitive border state had not fallen into the hands of AAP, "a party of anarchists". In that case, the Arvnd Kejriwal-led party would have had to seek the support of someone else - possibly the Congress - to form government. (more...)

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