Science


Putin holds out olive branch to France's Macron
- May 09, 2017

The rate of abstentions and blank votes in the second round has been the highest since 1969. The hardline leftist CGT labour union planned a demonstration in the capital later in the day against the kind of liberal economic policies that Macron espouses. (more...)
US FCC website hit by attacks after 'net neutrality' proposal US FCC website hit by attacks after 'net neutrality' proposal
- May 09, 2017

As with most things John Oliver does, it was thought-provoking and amusing in equal measure - and managed to make the potentially boring subject of net neutrality interesting to the ordinary TV viewer. In his typical fashion, the comedian broke down what net neutrality is while taking on Pai, the FCC and the hypocrisy lurking around Verizon's stand on it. (more...)
Analyst Stock Ratings: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Analyst Stock Ratings: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)
- May 09, 2017

Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is -23.70%. Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 4.01%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -10.14% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. (more...)
Joshua stops Klitschko, retains heavyweight titles Joshua stops Klitschko, retains heavyweight titles
- May 09, 2017

The 27-year-old was knocked down in round six but twice had Klitschko on the canvas in the penultimate round before the referee stepped in. Before a boisterous crowd of 90,000, Joshua and Klitschko traded huge punches before Joshua finally found a way to finish the longtime former champion. (more...)
SpaceX to launch secretive satellite for US intelligence agency SpaceX to launch secretive satellite for US intelligence agency
- May 09, 2017

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying NROL-76, a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office , rumbled aloft about 7:15 a.m. Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a livestream of the mission on SpaceX's website showed. SpaceX has a schedule to deliver Global Positioning System satellites into orbit for the Air Force next year. Several minutes into the flight, the first-stage booster touched down at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (more...)
Kiwi Nicholson wins first Badminton title at 37th attempt Kiwi Nicholson wins first Badminton title at 37th attempt
- May 09, 2017

Jung, meanwhile, added: "Sam is an incredible horse, brilliant in every discipline". The 55-year-old was making a record 37th appearance at event, but a triumph at Badminton Estate in English county Gloucestershire had eluded the six-time Olympian. (more...)
Apple eager to tap India's huge potential, says Tim Cook
- May 09, 2017

Cook also believes a company should give back and should have values because a company is a collection of people. I'm proud to tell you that we're creating an advanced manufacturing fund. Apple has $256.8 billion in cash and marketable securities. Apple reported a 4.6% rise in revenue across the whole company to $52.9bn (£41bn), slightly below analysts' forecasts. (more...)
Galaxy S8 Quick Launch Camera Option Not Available Everywhere
- May 08, 2017

As always, Consumer Reports wants to enter the scene by sharing its review and analysis of the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S8 customers are being warned about the handset's apparent fragility. Samsung says users already had the ability to modify the colour settings to adjust for "natural variations" in displays but a rush of complaints appear to have prompted the company to provide an immediate fix. (more...)
Footage And Details Of Cancelled Sonic Skateboard Game Footage And Details Of Cancelled Sonic Skateboard Game
- May 08, 2017

Sonic Extreme was in development by Vision Scape, who made the original Xbox Game SeaBlade and Tech Deck skateboarding game, Bare Knuckle Grind . It was forced to cancel a string of its projects after losing publisher support, and needed to work on something new to avoid laying off staff. (more...)
'Revenge porn' on 'mass scale' in Australia 'Revenge porn' on 'mass scale' in Australia
- May 08, 2017

Victimisation is higher for lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians (36 per cent). Some 20 percent of those involved had sexual or nude images taken of them without consent, 11 percent had the images distributed and 9 percent were threatened with them being shared. (more...)
Space X Announced Delay In The Launch Of Secretive Satellite For US Space X Announced Delay In The Launch Of Secretive Satellite For US
- May 08, 2017

Some people as far as Orlando heard the sonic boom from the launch. "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6 percent of the theoretical load limit", he said in a tweet. of the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center said in an email. The launch was initially planned for Sunday, but was postponed in the last seconds before liftoff due to a sensor issue with the rocket. (more...)
Honor 9 leak suggests it may drop 3.5mm headphone jack Honor 9 leak suggests it may drop 3.5mm headphone jack
- May 08, 2017

Clearly, the small screen phones are out of trend, bezels are slowly phasing out, and well, the 3.5mm audio jack is nearing extinction. Following LeEco, a number of other smartphone vendors such as Motorola, Apple, and HTC too have axed the 3.5mm headphone jack with their new devices. (more...)
Pokemon GO Summer Event Confirmed; Here's How You Can Participate Pokemon GO Summer Event Confirmed; Here's How You Can Participate
- May 08, 2017

These events will feature Niantic launching special AR content specific to the events. In addition to this, Lure Modules will now be working for six hours, rather than their usual 30 minutes, during the weekend, too- once again, attracting more Pokemon spawns. (more...)
Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut
- May 08, 2017

Prior to today, NASA's record for most cumulative days spent in space was held by Jeff Williams, who took the title from Scott Kelly in August of previous year. Behind her, a banner read: "Congrats Peggy!" "Well, I think as your bill directed, it will be approximately in the 2030s", Whitson said, explaining that "space flight takes a lot of time and money, so getting there will require some global cooperation". (more...)
Samsung to Issue Software Patches for Galaxy S8
- May 08, 2017

The Galaxy S8's first reported issue concerns the display. Last week , customers in South Korea, who were among the first to receive the new handset complained of the displays developing an unusual red tint. However, despite all that's good about the phones, users have been reporting one issue early on. Änalysts said that the market had pent up demand which would drive sales for the South Korean smartphone maker which now leads the overall market. (more...)
Invoke Speaker Is Microsoft's Answer to Amazon Echo
- May 08, 2017

After a brief tease previous year, we've just gotten a better look at the Harman Kardon Invoke , a Microsoft Cortana-powered speaker coming soon to challenge Amazon Echo and Google Home. To set it up you'll need Cortana on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Android, or iPhone. Why this matters: Though Microsoft was once neck and neck with Siri and Gogle in developing digital assistants, recent moves by Amazon and Google to put them into the home have left Microsoft appearing to lag behind. (more...)
Priyanka promotes UNICEF's initiative in Zimbabwe Priyanka promotes UNICEF's initiative in Zimbabwe
- May 08, 2017

The post Priyanka Chopra reminds us to #StayWoke, and six other things from the #UNICEFZA presser appeared first on The Daily Vox. She said, "There will be days when you will like my dress and there will be days when you won't". Let us take our own decisions, and pat us on the back for it. Feminism needs men. Having served as a UNICEF National Ambassador in India for almost ten years, she was appointed as a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016. (more...)
Marine Le Pen dances the night away after presidential election loss
- May 08, 2017

As a outcome, center-right President Jacques Chirac won a second term in a landslide with Jean-Marie Le Pen receiving less than 18 percent of the vote. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron after he was declared victorious following a tough battle with Marine Le Pen. (more...)
Curved OLED iPhone 8 confirmed by Samsung?
- May 08, 2017

For the full year, Samsung said its components business such as memory chips and mobile-phone screens known as OLED will drive profits. However Samsung's latest update fixes this problem. After the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the South Korean is now expected to use this curved display onto its upcoming devices, the same for the LG. (more...)
Apple to create $1 bln United States advanced manufacturing fund, CEO says (AAPL)
- May 08, 2017

Cook made the announcement during an interview Wednesday on CNBC's "Mad Money," telling host Jim Cramer his company is always searching for ways to do more to bring advanced manufacturing jobs into the country. Cook said. "How do we grow the developer base? Because if we can create many manufacturing jobs around - those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around them, because you have a service industry that builds up around them". (more...)

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