Science


LG is all set to bring G6 smartphone in India on Monday LG is all set to bring G6 smartphone in India on Monday
- April 21, 2017

On Monday, the company will be launching the device in India, a country where brands are locked in a fierce competition. And those who pre-order the device will be eligible for a cashback offer of up to Rs 7,000. The storage on the LG G6 is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). As for the cameras, the LG G6 sports a dual-camera setup on the back with two 13-megapixel sensors - one for wide-angle shots with 125-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, and the other for regular shots with 71-degree ... (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis
- April 21, 2017

Samsung is trying to entice people into pre-booking the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus by promising a free Convertible Wireless Charger worth Rs 3499. The difference primarily is in video-viewing experience, where the firm says it's new infinity display will give you 36 per cent more viewing space than the S7 (which was comparable to the Pixel and iPhone 7). (more...)
Trump targets Canadian trade again, focused on energy, lumber, dairy
- April 21, 2017

US unease has been brewing for years over the dairy restrictions, and the issue complicated negotiations of a Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, an unratified 12-nation trade deal that Mr. -Canada trade in dairy products, but expanded those public complaints today to include lumber, timber and energy. And we have a supply management system that works very well here in Canada. (more...)
One officer killed in Paris shooting, attacker neutralized
- April 21, 2017

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said it was too early to say what the motive of the attack was, but that it was clear the police officers had been deliberately targeted . France has been in a state of emergency since the 2015 Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead. The gunman was also killed, but it is possible at least one accomplice may have escaped. (more...)
NASA Announces Evidence Saturn's Moon Could Support Life
- April 21, 2017

The vapor or gas contains hydrogen, one of the essential components of life. "This is a very significant finding because the hydrogen could be a potential source of chemical energy for any microbes that might be in Enceladus ocean", NASA Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker said. (more...)
Samsung tips best quarterly profit in over three years
- April 21, 2017

Samsung shares touched a record high of 2.134 million won in late March on expectations of record earnings in 2017, as limited production capacity for the memory chip industry and growing demand for more firepower from devices such as smartphones and servers push up margins. (more...)
Facebook introduces VR Spaces, AR camera effects at F8
- April 21, 2017

In other words, for Facebook Stories so they can keep ripping off Snapchat who, ironically, just introduced more AR stuff today. She also explained how VR works by saying that if your avatar takes a selfie, you tend to smile in real life, too. (more...)
Microsoft Outlines 'Simple And Predictible' Windows 10 Update Plan Microsoft Outlines 'Simple And Predictible' Windows 10 Update Plan
- April 21, 2017

But this also helps Microsoft keep up with the competition, offering new feature updates between large release cycles. The revelation comes as Microsoft announces plans to align its feature releases of Windows and Office, primarily to make things easier for enterprise users. (more...)
State officials ask Congress to secure 'Obamacare' subsidies
- April 21, 2017

Critics said that's still an individual mandate which is a key part of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Well, maaaaayyyyybeeee , but both sides have been pointing fingers all along, as has Donald Trump at the White House, who accused the Freedom Caucus of perpetuating ObamaCare. (more...)
Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22 Rhode Island March for Science to take place April 22
- April 21, 2017

Like many of those who will march, I believe in the power of objective, evidence-based scientific knowledge - knowledge that I would like to see inform public policy. In the months and years prior to the 2016 election, Trump declared climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, but since taking office he has delivered mixed messages regarding his views on global warming. (more...)
March for Science comes to Yosemite on Earth Day March for Science comes to Yosemite on Earth Day
- April 21, 2017

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist who has served as one of the march's leading organizers, added: "Science has never been independent from politics". The March for Science is expected to be the second significant issue-oriented event in Park City since Trump took office. The north country is home to countless examples of everyday science. (more...)
Samsung predicting second-highest operating profits ever for Q1, 2017
- April 21, 2017

Samsung's sales alone make up a fifth of South Korea's GDP, and for many young Korean graduates getting a job in a chaebol is the most desirable outcome after years of toiling through a rigorous education system. This means Samsung may have achieved that nearly 50 percent operating profit increase despite its Q4 2016 Galaxy Note flagship being dropped, the Galaxy S7 coming in Q1 last year (just) and the Galaxy S8 coming in Q2 this year, and its boss being recently arrested. (more...)
Minnesota dairy farms affected by US-Canada trade dispute
- April 21, 2017

Commerce Department is expected to announce whether it will impose a countervailing duty on Canadian softwood lumber imports. This week, he reiterated his desire to negotiate or eliminate NAFTA, the agreement forming a bilateral trade bloc between the US, Mexico, and Canada. (more...)
Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office
- April 21, 2017

President Trump is complaining about being judged by the first 100 days of his presidency. While Trump has already made good on some major campaign promises , including nominating and securing confirmation for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, his presidency has mostly been marked by some high-profile failures. (more...)
FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations
- April 21, 2017

But Clyburn said the UHF discount "had outlived its purpose" and reinstating it would allow a broadcast station group to reach up to 78 percent of the nation's TV households. Pai said FCC price controls were preventing existing providers from expanding their networks and discouraging new entrants, such as cable companies. (more...)
If Chaffetz resigns, Utah would hold special election
- April 21, 2017

Although he left open the possibility that he would seek public office in the future, he emphasized that he would not do so in 2018. Chaffetz told the station he will get a job in the private sector, but didn't say what that would be. "After seeing his district and his state first-hand, I can certainly understand why it is calling him back", Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, said of Chaffetz's decision to not seek re-election in a statement yesterday. (more...)
GTA Online goes old school with top-down Tiny Racers mode GTA Online goes old school with top-down Tiny Racers mode
- April 21, 2017

Feeling nostalgic? Check out our list of the best old games. GTA Online , the online mode of the popular Grand Theft Auto V , received plenty of new content in the past few months, and an additional play mode will be hitting the game very soon. (more...)
Samsung Announces High Profit Estimates For Q1 2017
- April 20, 2017

The company has rapidly recovered from last year's costly failure of its fire-prone Galaxy Note7 device, despite a political scandal involving vice-chairman Lee Jae Yong , who faces charges including bribing ousted president Park Geun Hye. (more...)