Science


JK Rowling 'done' telling Harry Potter's story JK Rowling 'done' telling Harry Potter's story
- August 02, 2016

Rowling's play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, not only marked the unveiling of Rowling's eighth installment in the Harry Potter series, but also the night Rowling said goodbye to Harry Potter's spell-binding journey and the whole beloved series. (more...)
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note to Launch in India Today Lenovo Vibe K5 Note to Launch in India Today
- August 01, 2016

However, the preview service will only be limited to customers who order an Ola Prime cab and the offer will be available across five cities-Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. The K5 Note also incorporates fingerprint sensor on the back and is also equipped with Dolby Atmos powered speakers. The launch date of Lenovo Vibe K5 note is set for August 4th, 2016 and will be exclusively available for sale on Flipkart. (more...)
LG Elec says to start selling new premium smartphone in September
- August 01, 2016

Unfortunately, Blass broke a very sad news for Nexus 5 owners when he wrote that Nougat will be skipping the Nexus device on its release. An exact release date for Android 7.0 Nougat was not mentioned though but the tweet noted that it will arrive with the August 5 security patch. (more...)
Clinton, Trump spar over comments by parents of Muslim solider who died
- August 01, 2016

Hillary Clinton reprimanded Trump on Sunday, saying at a church in Cleveland that Trump had answered the Khan family's sacrifice with personal disrespect, and with disrespect for US traditions of religious tolerance. Mr Trump, he said, "is devoid of feeling the pain of a mother who has sacrificed her son". In a Saturday night statement, he called the Khan's son a "hero to our country" and tried to shift the issue to "the real problem" which he argued was "the radical Islamic terrorists who ... (more...)
Samsung Electronics reports 18 pct jump in Q2 operating profit
- August 01, 2016

Samsung doesn't explicitly say how many units it's sold; estimates in South Korean media last month said the S7 and S7 Edge were approaching a lifetime sales number of 25 million units. South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely offsetting heightened margin pressures for smartphones. (more...)
Turkey to suspend human rights convention during state of emergency
- August 01, 2016

Earnest said President Barack Obama would call Erdogan soon to reiterate USA support for Turkey's democratically elected civilian government and make the case for restraint and respect for the freedoms enshrined in the Turkish constitution. (more...)
Chance of cyclone over Caribbean in next 48 hours: Hurricane Center Chance of cyclone over Caribbean in next 48 hours: Hurricane Center
- August 01, 2016

At 8 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported showers and thunderstorms associated with a strong and fast-moving tropical wave entering the extreme eastern Caribbean Sea are disorganized, while satellite data and surface observations indicate no signs of a closed surface circulation. (more...)
Slams 'Reckless Radical's' Business Plan — Bloomberg's Trump Takedown Slams 'Reckless Radical's' Business Plan — Bloomberg's Trump Takedown
- August 01, 2016

He contrasted the media empire he founded with Trump's business, which he noted was jumpstarted with a $1 million investment from the candidate's father. Bloomberg quickly, however, focused his attention on Trump, whom he called a " dangerous demagogue ". "I have a feeling that Bloomberg managed to move more actual undecided votes to Clinton than any other speaker so far", conservative political commentator Andrew Sullivan wrote . (more...)
Benjamin Bratt Cast In Doctor Strange
- July 31, 2016

Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana presented footage from their new film Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 , which also stars Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone. Fans got to know all about Spider-Man: Homecoming that features Tom Holland as Peter Parker in the latest big screen reboot of the Marvel super hero. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan says US-based cleric a pawn backed by a Turkey's Erdogan says US-based cleric a pawn backed by a
- July 31, 2016

President Obama stated that that Turkey must present clear evidence that Gulen was involved. About 40 percent of all generals and admirals in the military have been dismissed since the coup. The president also announced that as a gesture of goodwill after the coup he was dropping hundreds of lawsuits against individuals accused of insulting him. (more...)
10 takeaways from the Democratic convention
- July 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton needs a massive turnout on the part of people who love Barack Obama and love the prospect of a woman president. Still, she was undeterred, much like President Obama said she was in his soaring speech the night before. As she prepared to deliver her speech, people familiar with the matter said the FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee. (more...)
Global smartphone market grows just 1% in Q2 Global smartphone market grows just 1% in Q2
- July 31, 2016

The second half of 2016 should see the company continue to report solid performance generated by increased sales in the component business while fierce competition is expected in the third quarter. Samsung has a new product in the pipeline - the much-awaited Galaxy Note 7 - which is slated to launch on August 2. "With demand growth for organic light-emitting diode expected, we will continue to have solid performance by expanding sales of high-value panels such as flexible and ... (more...)
Donald Trump, "Cruz's political career ended Wednesday night".
- July 31, 2016

The list was meant to ease concerns about his conservative credentials in the Republican primary. Donald Trump is not backing down from a number of contested convention-week statements , including pledges to change North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, a border ban that would affect Muslims and a number of countries, the tone of his acceptance speech, his refusal to release his tax returns, and threats to fund opponents for Republicans who oppose him. (more...)
Cheat days are for 'weak' people: John on dieting, exercise Cheat days are for 'weak' people: John on dieting, exercise
- July 31, 2016

Varun, who is seen playing a rookie police officer named Junaid Ansari, took to Twitter on Saturday where he showed disagreement on the "wrong decision" of banning the film. Varun Dhawan says all his movies are like his babies and he is protective about them. Jacqueline's character is refreshing and brings in more excitement and a romantic angle in the film. (more...)
Chinese rocket lights up skies over US Chinese rocket lights up skies over US
- July 30, 2016

The Chinese CZ-7, which re-entered the atmosphere on Wednesday night, left people stunned with many sharing photos and videos of the bright object online. "I didn't feel afraid". I was excited. I was in awe at the science of space , " said Matt Holt . Satview , which monitors the movements of satellites, said the "space junk" from China's CZ-7 R/B could re-enter the atmosphere of Earth in the early hours of Thursday morning. (more...)
Alphabet revenue soars 21.3% on strong mobile ad sales, video content
- July 30, 2016

Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $US20.76 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Google's aggregate paid clicks grew 29% from the same period previous year, while paid clicks on Google websites were up 37%. The mobile advertising market will continue to climb as ads get less intrusive and are targeted more accurately. Pichai also hinted at the future direction for Google , saying that while today, "mobile is the engine that drives us", the company is looking to ... (more...)
Matt Damon and director get 'Bourne' again to good effect
- July 30, 2016

Then he was a pretty boy, a solid actor in dramas who was balancing being part of Kevin Smith's entourage and a member of the modern Rat Pack. But why? Well, you'll never guess: It has something to do with Treadstone, the Central Intelligence Agency black-ops super-soldier program that made Bourne the killing machine he is today . (more...)
Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton 'Is owned by Wall Street'
- July 30, 2016

In a week of protests, Sanders supporters wept, raged and marched against the machine, questioning Clinton's nomination and calling for the political revolution to continue. But on Thursday night, Clinton sought to reach all Americans, reaching back to the nation's origins for the way forward. "We talked about what we can do to get out the youth vote for Hillary", she said. (more...)
Motorola releases developers kit for Moto Z's modular accessories Motorola releases developers kit for Moto Z's modular accessories
- July 30, 2016

For now they're only available as "Droid Edition" phones, exclusively on Verizon and - of course - packing a picking of Verizon's bloatware apps. Earlier this month, a picture that allegedly showed the bottom of the phone revealed that it will feature a 3.5mm earphone jack unlike the other Moto Z models. (more...)
Donald Trump says he wants to 'hit' Democrats who mocked him Donald Trump says he wants to 'hit' Democrats who mocked him
- July 30, 2016

Several speakers this week have gone after Trump including Michael Bloomberg. After he picked Mike Pence, empowered campaign chair Paul Manafort, and gave a structured convention speech, there looked to be a chance that Trump was unveiling a new, more sober persona for the general election. (more...)

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