Science


Fidget spinners the latest hot gadget to start exploding Fidget spinners the latest hot gadget to start exploding
- June 30, 2017

The fidget spinner craze that has swept through the U.S.in recent months has reached its inevitable conclusion: The tri-pronged little toys have began erupting in flames. "Anytime you have anything that needs to be charged, we really need to be paying attention to the manufactures of these, doing our research". A similar case was reported in MI after a woman used a baby monitor charger to power her fidget spinner . (more...)
StarCraft: Remastered invades in August, costs $15 StarCraft: Remastered invades in August, costs $15
- June 30, 2017

Grizzled StarCraft veterans and new commanders alike can now pre-purchase the game through the online Blizzard Shop and receive some exclusive in-game rewards. Blizzard also announced today that those who pre-order StarCraft: Remastered before August 14 will be treated to in-game bonus items for both StarCraft: Remastered and StarCraft II . (more...)
Yancoal trumps Glencore in battle for Rio Tinto's Hunter coal assets Yancoal trumps Glencore in battle for Rio Tinto's Hunter coal assets
- June 30, 2017

The sale was approved by 97 percent of shareholders of Rio Tinto's United Kingdom and Australian-listed shares, Rio Tinto said yesterday in a statement to the Australian stock exchange. The Swiss-based commodities trader is seen as the natural owner of the business by many in the industry as its existing operations in the Hunter sit right next to some of the Coal & Allied mines. (more...)
Petwrap ransomware attack sweeps globe, Indian and European companies hit
- June 30, 2017

Now that security researchers have had more time to evaluate Petya , it appears as if the ransomware aspect of the attack may have simply been a bit of clever misdirection. As the virtual attack spreads - security firm McAfee said the virus has reached multiple continents - cybersecurity stocks have spiked by as much as 4 percent or more. (more...)
Netflix now supports Dolby Atmos, but on one condition Netflix now supports Dolby Atmos, but on one condition
- June 30, 2017

Through a translator, Bong says he understands why the French cinemas might have been angry but not why they should have influence on the programming at Cannes, an global festival. A scene in which Okja is forced to breed with a hulking super pig named Alfonse is especially unsettling as, before that point, the film could conceivably be a kids movie. (more...)
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Listed For Xbox One by Hungarian Retailer
- June 29, 2017

Meanwhile, " Crash Bandicoot N.Sane" will officially be released on June 30 and will retail for $39.99. 2008's Crash; Mind over Mutant, would be the last we see of our favorite marsupial until e3 2016. The first thing you hear when you boot the game up is the booming voice of the nefarious Dr. Neo Cortex: "Activision presents. a smashing blast from the past!" There's something definitely janky about the control scheme, with the movement being overly laboured and the game generally ... (more...)
IPhone at 10: The greatness of the original iPhone IPhone at 10: The greatness of the original iPhone
- June 29, 2017

Not only has it completely transformed how we live our lives, but it has also forever changed the face of marketing and communications. It's likely to retain the iPhone 7's exotic DCI-P3 color space, favored by industry professionals for its stunning color reproduction. (more...)
Google faces years of European Union oversight on top of record antitrust fine Google faces years of European Union oversight on top of record antitrust fine
- June 29, 2017

Their general counsel also said that the company will consider an appeal after fully reviewing the decision. Consumers won't find Google Shopping pages ranking in its organic search results, and they will not find links to Google Shopping in paid-search links promoting Shopping products, writes Will Critchlow, who argues against the decision of the European Union to fine Google . (more...)
Sony's Vinyl Comeback After Nearly 30 Years Sony's Vinyl Comeback After Nearly 30 Years
- June 29, 2017

And while records are still a small part of the market, the fact that in 2016, "a format almost a century old generated 3.6 percent of total global revenues is remarkable", as NPR's Andrew Flanagan has reported. "I kind of just want to go back to the way I used to listen to it as a kid". Sony will start making records again due to surging demand, around three decades after they originally abandoned vinyl production. (more...)
NASA rocket launches from Wallops, creates colorful light show NASA rocket launches from Wallops, creates colorful light show
- June 29, 2017

A long exposure of the night sky at the Wallops Flight Facility on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The rocket lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, and its flight lasted about 8 minutes. 'These clouds or vapour tracers allow scientist on the ground to visually track particle motions in space. The development of the multi-canister ampoule ejection system will allow scientists to gather information over a much larger area than previously possible when deploying the ... (more...)
"Cash me ousside" teen pleads guilty to multiple charges
- June 29, 2017

Page Six reports the concerned cop wanted the judge to restrict Danielle's internet access because he was afraid she would end up doing porn. Bregoli became a star after her mother brought her on Dr. Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz, 14, copped to charges including grand theft, marijuana possession and filing a false police report, which stemmed from an incident predating her 2016 appearance on the "Dr. (more...)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II official tomorrow Canon EOS 6D Mark II official tomorrow
- June 29, 2017

The body alone will cost $2,618, which is almost $131 less than the original 6D's launch price. The older 6D model's respectable 20.2MP CMOS sensor has been replaced by a brand new 26.2MP full-frame CMOS chip. "On cameras like this, it's a very heavy format and very large file". On paper they both look like decent stills cameras, but if you're still holding out for affordable 4K video from a Canon DSLR then you will be disappointed. (more...)
Family sues over black man's shooting by officer Family sues over black man's shooting by officer
- June 29, 2017

The family's lawsuit claims Officer Blane Salamoni's shooting of Sterling was the product of poor training and inadequate police procedures. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is reviewing the case to determine if state criminal charges will be filed against Salamoni and Lake. (more...)
Ford Recalls 400K Transit Vans Over Driveshafts That Could Detach Ford Recalls 400K Transit Vans Over Driveshafts That Could Detach
- June 29, 2017

The safety recall for the 2015-1017 Ford Transit involves models manufactured at the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 17, 2014 to June 15, 2017. Ford is reportedly not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this particular issue. (more...)
Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products Google now lets anyone sign up to try experimental Area 120 products
- June 29, 2017

My worry is that these cubes will end up becoming a distractive element within VR content and that the ads the cubes contain will insist on being watched to the end, not unlike what happens in Season 1 Episode 2 of the infamous Black Mirror . (more...)
Details About Pokemon Go TMs Details About Pokemon Go TMs
- June 29, 2017

Each Raid Battle only lasts for an hour so serious players need to keep abreast of when and where they're taking place - and that's where the updated GymHuntr site comes in. Not only will Niantics introduce a new Raid Battle system but they will also be making some changes to the Gyms system . Then, you will get your rewards. (more...)
Local libraries providing free solar eclipse glasses Local libraries providing free solar eclipse glasses
- June 29, 2017

But the USA mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979, when it swooped across Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, then into Canada. The weather and the clouds can make or break the viewing experience during "The Great American Eclipse" that will happen on August 21, but a group of astronomy enthusiasts would be lucky enough to not worry about a less than ideal weather and overcast skies on that day. (more...)
United Kingdom high-rise fire: 120 towers fail safety tests United Kingdom high-rise fire: 120 towers fail safety tests
- June 28, 2017

Addressing the annual conference of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union in Exeter, he said: "The next Labour government will introduce a Public Ownership of the Railways Bill to repeal the Tories' 1993 Railways Act that privatised our railways". (more...)
SpaceX Plans Expansion of Rocket Refurbishing Facilities in Florida SpaceX Plans Expansion of Rocket Refurbishing Facilities in Florida
- June 28, 2017

The launch customer, Intelsat, has confirmed the schedule for this coming Sunday. This came only two days after SpaceX launched Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit from Pad 39A of Kennedy Space Center. Following the Intelsat satellite flight, the next Falcon 9 mission is slated for no earlier than August 10, marking the next resupply mission for the International Space Station (ISS). (more...)
Facebook to delete 66K 'hate speech' posts per week in crackdown Facebook to delete 66K 'hate speech' posts per week in crackdown
- June 28, 2017

Facebook is cracking down on potential instances of what it calls "hate speech" by adding thousands of employees to delete offensive posts, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. Facebook's slide makes flawless sense according to its rules: "Black children" is a specific subset, whereas the category of "white men" is not. Facebook and the role of moderation and terrorismFacebook's relationship with the USA government came under fire after the release of confidential documents ... (more...)

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