Science


Portugal prepares for Confederations Cup Portugal prepares for Confederations Cup
- June 15, 2017

At least 17 workers have died on World Cup construction sites, according to Building and Wood Workers' International, a trade union. The other deaths have happened at other stadiums under construction. According to the report , workers are often afraid to speak out about abuses, fearing reprisals from their employers. "FIFA is aware of and firmly condemns the often appalling labor conditions under which North Korean workers are employed in various countries around the world", Infantino said ... (more...)
E3 2017: 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' Trailer
- June 15, 2017

Comparing this year's gameplay trailer to the awesome Spider-Man reveal trailer from last year , the developer explained that "you're seeing improvements across the board". Japanese gaming giant Sony has sold more PS4 consoles than rival Microsoft and its Xbox One , but faces renewed pressure from the United States company after it revealed its new high-powered Xbox One X system on Sunday. (more...)
Biggest LeBron disappointment is not winning title for teammates Korver, Williamses
- June 15, 2017

Newcomer Kevin Durant , who failed to win a championship with the Oklahoma City Thunder, had 39 points in the series-clinching game and was named the Finals MVP. Cleveland enjoyed a 41-33 lead in the second quarter Monday before the Warriors ripped off a 28-4 run. "I'm trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things", he told The Washington Post earlier this year . (more...)
Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'
- June 15, 2017

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over M Flynn's contacts with Moscow's ambassador. Mr Comey said Russian Federation did interfere with the election in a "sophisticated" manner, and it was an issue beyond party politics. Meanwhile, Trump said Friday he would be willing testify under oath . (more...)
French Open Prize Money 2017: Updated Purse Payout for Roland Garros French Open Prize Money 2017: Updated Purse Payout for Roland Garros
- June 15, 2017

The only time in the Open Era that a 30-something has won all four majors within a calendar year was 1969 when Rod Laver completed the calendar Grand Slam. "The feeling I have here is impossible to describe". Wawrinka barely won more than half of his first service points, lost more service points than he won, hit 10 more unforced errors than victor and didn't sniff a break-point opportunity until after that third game of the match. (more...)
Attack on United States lawmakers: What we know
- June 15, 2017

Scalise was shot in his hip and underwent surgery; as of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed as being in critical condition . Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition following surgery. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. Early in the morning at a baseball field in Virginia, shots are fired; members of congress targeted. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 8 will reportedly have wireless charging Apple's iPhone 8 will reportedly have wireless charging
- June 15, 2017

Notably, Wistron will reportedly be tasked with assembling Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 7s. As for how Apple's wireless charging implementation will function, well, that remains to be seen. And we've just got some word that wireless charging for the iPhone 8 really might happen, and from a guy actually building iPhones, no less. Wireless charging for the iPhone isn't new, although users would have to resort to third-party solutions like wireless charging cases in order to give their iPhones ... (more...)
GOP Offers 'Compromise' State Budget With Familiar Reforms
- June 15, 2017

The Republicans' compromise plan includes a balanced budget with spending caps, along with plans for school funding reform, real property tax relief for homeowners, workers compensation reform to improve the state's dismal business climate, term limits for legislative leaders, pension reform , and a plan to ease and encourage government consolidation, according to the release. (more...)
Nintendo Has a Core "Pokémon" RPG in the Works for Nintendo Switch
- June 15, 2017

Nintendo is developing a new Kirby game for its gaming Switch and it will be released next year. And now that the company-and its fans-have had that sigh of relief, we can all turn our attention to the games that we'll be playing on Switch. (more...)
Instagram to now disclose paid partnerships with influencers Instagram to now disclose paid partnerships with influencers
- June 15, 2017

Brands spent more than $225 million on influencer marketing every month previous year on Instagram alone, according to social media analytics firm Captiv8 . However, the value comes in two forms. Second, popular Instagram users can't easily push products without properly admitting it. The organization is concerned that it isn't always easy for young users to see when a celebrity is getting paid to post on social media. (more...)
Sony President Shuhei Yoshida Admits That They held Back At E3 2017 Sony President Shuhei Yoshida Admits That They held Back At E3 2017
- June 15, 2017

The game has already been remastered on the PlayStation 3 - in 3D no less - so what exactly is this version of the game doing that's new? Though a year ago treated fans to a simple teaser, Sony pulled out all the stops with almost 10 minutes of continuous gameplay at its 2017 event. (more...)
Get Free Unlimited Sprint Service If You Switch Carriers Get Free Unlimited Sprint Service If You Switch Carriers
- June 15, 2017

Sprint is now offering unlimited data, talk, and text to customers who switch to its network with an eligible handset . That's just what Sprint is doing with its latest promotion , which provides one year "free" of unlimited service if you switch from your current wireless carrier . (more...)
Google Maps Local Guides supports an improved Rewards Program now Google Maps Local Guides supports an improved Rewards Program now
- June 15, 2017

In addition to earning points for adding new listings or information to Google Maps lists, Local Guides can now earn points for rating places and checking facts from other community members. Google Local Guides were introduced in 2014 to help foster a giant community of local reviewers who just know where all the best stuff is. Until yesterday, users could only gather 500 points and reach the maximum fifth level. (more...)
New Jersey student suspended for photo with 'N-word' in yearbook New Jersey student suspended for photo with 'N-word' in yearbook
- June 15, 2017

Wall Township public schools has not said who was responsible for the yearbook edits, but Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said the district does not condone them, noting: "We are all equally outraged". "I want to know who thought it was okay to do this", said Janet Dobrovich-Fago, the teens' mother. The Wall Township School Board opened an investigation and suspended yearbook adviser and technology teacher Susan Parsons. (more...)
Uber to add new board member amid ongoing turmoil, reports say
- June 15, 2017

He was also present on a trip with Kalanick that resulted in a formal complaint by a female Uber employee. Uber's board unanimously voted to adopt all the recommendations of a review into the company's policies and corporate culture by former US Attorney General, Eric Holder . (more...)
12 confirmed dead in London blaze
- June 15, 2017

London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner, Steve Apter, said there were "still pockets of fire yet to be extinguished in places particularly hard to reach" but "almost all" of the building had been searched. The London fire brigade received the first reports of the fire at 12.54am and the first engines arrived within six minutes. Policing and fire minister Nick Hurd acknowledged that the fire raised important questions about safety which must be answered but insisted that the ... (more...)
Microsoft Unveils Name, Debut Date for Xbox One X
- June 15, 2017

The Xbox One X is created to offer a "premier console performance", the company said , noting that the console will feature a 1TB hard drive, a matching Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable, power supply, a 1-month free Xbox Game Pass subscription and a 14-day free Xbox Live Gold membership. (