Science


Russia, US in spat over United Nations condemnation of N. Korea
- April 22, 2017

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words. US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea", after North Korean state media warned the US of a "super mighty pre-emptive strike". (more...)
HC quashes lawsuit against actor Dhanush HC quashes lawsuit against actor Dhanush
- April 22, 2017

Wondering what the couple was doing between 2002 and 2016 when they filed the maintenance case despite Dhanush being in full public view ever since his maiden movie got released in 2002, the judge wanted to know why a "boy missing" case was not registered. (more...)
Samsung forecasts record Q1 earnings on upbeat chip sales
- April 22, 2017

The first-quarter operating profit was above the market's earlier estimate of 9.43 trillion won, compiled by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news arm of Yonhap news agency. In the past few quarters , Samsung may have been missing substantial revenue generation from its flagship smartphones, but the absence of a flagship handset may work to the company's advantage. (more...)
What do Facebook's new VR and AR platforms mean for marketers?
- April 22, 2017

The flawless example we have is the Facebook spaces , the first virtual social network where users can interact with each other as a "Second Life" adapted to modern times. The social network announced several new products at its F8 Developer Conference in San Jose this week, with a strong focus on virtual and augmented reality. (more...)
Blackstone's earnings more than double on higher asset values Blackstone's earnings more than double on higher asset values
- April 22, 2017

The stock of Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) has "Positive" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Susquehanna. Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 4,000 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election
- April 22, 2017

Trump's commerce secretary says Chinese steel exports have continued to rise and are now 26 percent of the USA market. I love the word reciprocal, because we don't have very many reciprocal relationships. They took pains not to offend the man most closely associated with the growing popularity of protectionist trade measures and closed borders: Trump. (more...)
You can now start your Mercedes auto via Alexa or Google Assistant You can now start your Mercedes auto via Alexa or Google Assistant
- April 22, 2017

The biometric solution means it is possible to train the device to recognise and identify six different voices. Ad executives have said that they plan to incorporate more advertising for smart speaker devices and its voice assistants in the future. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Prototype With Dual Camera Spotted
- April 22, 2017

When you buy the latest premium/flagship Samsung phone, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ via Samsung's shop you can choose to opt for the Samsung Upgrade Programme as your payment option . There is also 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card upto 256GB. The fingerprint scanner has been placed at the back, near the camera, which can be slightly uncomfortable to reach to. (more...)
ABC EXCLUSIVE: Man who found missing Tennesee teenager describes "clues"
- April 22, 2017

A teacher from the U.S. state of Tennessee accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student has been arrested in northern California and the girl was found safe , authorities said yesterday. Cummins may face charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor and Aggravated Kidnapping. Despite his betrayal, Jill recently said that she "still loves him". (more...)
Ocean on Saturn moon may possess life-sustaining hydrothermal vents
- April 22, 2017

During the final Cassini flybys of Enceladus, the spacecraft's Open Source Neutral Beaming instrument searched for hydrogen in the plume by sampling the gas. As the lead author Hunter Waite put it, the reaction would basically provide a "candy store for microbes". A liquid ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, which is barely 300 miles across. (more...)
Trump to sign measures to review financial regulation
- April 22, 2017

That order could be aimed at rules enacted by the Obama administration to crack down on so-called inversions in which companies shift their headquarters overseas to reduce their USA tax bills. The other memo will order the Treasury to review a process that designates which non-bank firms could threaten the financial system if they fail. Mnuchin said Thursday that administration officials hope any tax legislation will be bipartisan, "but if it's not, we'll go through the reconciliation ... (more...)
Google's Greatest Time-Sucking Invention Just Got A Lot Better Google's Greatest Time-Sucking Invention Just Got A Lot Better
- April 22, 2017

Google's so committed to demonstrating that it's building this world-sized map with the best possible pictures that it produced this eight-minute video about it. Google says it will finish rolling out its Earth app for Android by the end of the week and debut an iOS version in the future. From the main Google Earth site, click on the navigation wheel icon or on the menu in the upper left corner to begin your voyage. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Sells Big-Time In March
- April 22, 2017

How do you sell more copies than Switch units? Breath of the Wild , which launched alongside the Switch on March 3, also set internal records at Nintendo. Faster than any of the many consoles that Nintendo has launched before, Nintendo managed to sell close to one million units in March according to NPD data. (more...)
Imran Khan to lead protests against Nawaz Sharif Imran Khan to lead protests against Nawaz Sharif
- April 22, 2017

Justice Ejaz, Justice Azmat and Justice Ahsan wrote the majority judgment, whereas Justice Gulzar and Justice Khosa in their dissenting note branded Sharif "dishonest" and wanted to remove the Prime Minister as sought by the petitioners. Sharif is seen as pro-business. The London properties owned by Sharif's children are at the center of controversy. Maryam could not help but tweet the two pictures with a sarcastic caption. (more...)
Sprint's Galaxy S8 Pre-Order To Get A eCertificate for $100
- April 22, 2017

After coming in behind Apple during the fourth quarter of a year ago, Samsung grabbed the top spot in global smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report released today by the Taiwan-based market research firm TrendForce. (more...)
Good reasons for Trump to stay in Paris accord Good reasons for Trump to stay in Paris accord
- April 22, 2017

Jerry Brown rallied a ballroom full of climate policy wonks and activists on Thursday morning, telling them that he wouldn't wait on President Donald Trump or Congress to fight climate change. We also need to get into a much deeper conversation and dialogue on how the process will evolve in countries like India. Since 2008, the regulatory approach taken by the USA and the G20 has been geared toward increasing transparency and improving our understanding of possible systemic risks to the ... (more...)
Hexavest Inc. Raises Stake in Realty Income Corp (O)
- April 22, 2017

The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, November 30 to "Sell". Argus Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, March 7 report. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Monday, January 9 by Raymond James. The company has a market capitalization of $16.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 54.70 and a beta of 0.37. (more...)
This sticky Starbucks drink is driving baristas insane This sticky Starbucks drink is driving baristas insane
- April 22, 2017

In the last few days, everyone's Instagram and Facebook feeds have been clogged with a magical creature people can't get enough of. Starbucks officially released its limited time Unicorn Frappucino on April 19 in stores across the U.S., Canada and some parts of Mexico. (more...)
Trump Hails Xi Push on North Korea, Backs Off on Currency Gripe Trump Hails Xi Push on North Korea, Backs Off on Currency Gripe
- April 22, 2017

The Korean peninsula has been witnessing escalating tensions amid Pyongyang's missile activity and nuclear tests conducted in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. U.S. warning, has said that it would retaliate and there would be an all-out war. During his visit to the North Korea border this week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington's strategy of so-called "strategic patience" with the North is over. (more...)
Prince fans mark 1-year anniversary of superstar's death
- April 22, 2017

Some 2,000 fans from around the world paid $500 to $1,000 to attend the four-day Celebration, which was modeled after a similar event in 2000 when Prince opened his studio for a weeklong party. 5). On a massive screen inside the massive soundstage Prince frequently used for performances, a clip played from a 2014 concert with 3rdeyegirl. (more...)

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