Science


Major banks receive Budget shakeup
- May 12, 2017

For a government that has trenchantly resisted a royal commission into the banks - which is still a partisan division between the Coalition and Labor - its measures are certainly highly interventionist. People who receive welfare payments may be subject to random drug tests to make sure they're, well, not doing drugs. "They are hundreds of thousands of individual Australian shareholders - many of whom are retirees - who are living on share dividends as a result of their retirement". (more...)
US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary
- May 10, 2017

Between 1998 and 2009, she served on different House committees such as the lower chamber's Armed Services, Intelligence and Energy and Commerce committees. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned her about past consulting work for government nuclear labs. Wilson had previously mentioned once confirmed, she would resign from her post as president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. (more...)
Here's how Overwatch's D.Va works in Heroes of the Storm Here's how Overwatch's D.Va works in Heroes of the Storm
- May 10, 2017

Now making her debut in the Nexus, enemies will soon find that this superstar and her MEKA together make one powerful combo. Namely, Heroes of the Storm added more armor, buffed her pilot mode and gave her increased damage in certain situations. (more...)
THQ Nordic announces Darksiders III THQ Nordic announces Darksiders III
- May 04, 2017

The game's lead is a character named Fury, who is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The listing suggested that Darksiders 3 was a real thing and that an official announcement might come soon. Darksiders III will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2018. Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder of THQ Nordic added: "As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ sales to outperform Samsung Galaxy S8
- May 03, 2017

You can learn more about the advantages Nougat has to offer by hitting the link attached above. In this Samsung support thread , various users noted that their S8 won't charge wirelessly with older wireless charging pads. Last year, the South Korean tech firm had withdrawn the Galaxy Note 7 over the issue of exploding batteries. However, the new battery in the Galaxy S8+ matches that of the Note 7. (more...)
Sharapova is betting favorite to win French Open Sharapova is betting favorite to win French Open
- April 29, 2017

Kontaveit twice broke her opponent's serve in the second set, but with three breaks of her own, Sharapova never allowed herself to fall behind. EPA/RONALD WITTEKMaria Sharapova of Russian Federation in action against her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their second round match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, 27 April 2017. (more...)
'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day 'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day
- April 29, 2017

New Milford's event is hosted by Western Connecticut Citizen Action Group. That's per The Washington Post , which initially reported that the site-which contains a mixture of plain-English descriptions of the case for human-influenced climate change, plus plenty of data to back it up-had simply been scrubbed from the internet. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII trailer confirms setting with stunning gameplay Call of Duty: WWII trailer confirms setting with stunning gameplay
- April 28, 2017

There's been a lot of talk, hype and rumor in the past few days surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts . The. The result is Call of Duty World War 2, a game with gorgeous graphics, and, hopefully, great gameplay. The reveal trailer for Call of Duty: WWII is a far cry from the maligned reveal trailer for its predecessor, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which infamously claimed the title as the second-most disliked video on YouTube. (more...)
Why Chobani is suing Alex Jones, right-wing radio host
- April 26, 2017

The 10-year feud between Alex Jones and Chobani yogurt has finally bubbled over into the courts. Alex Jones has been trashing Chobani via Infowars for almost a year now because of the owner Hamdi Ulukaya's policies. Alex Jones and InfoWars ignored Chobani's repeated requests to remove the inaccurate coverage, the lawsuit said. Barigar said in an earlier interview with Courthouse News Service that "refugee resettlement has helped Twin Falls and its residents share a welcoming ... (more...)
Calderon contribution vital as Hawks tie series
- April 26, 2017

On Monday night, Calderon was thrown into a hard situation when starting point guard Dennis Schroder picked up his third personal foul late in the first half and had to leave the game . Golden State jumped to a 22-3 lead while setting a franchise playoff record for points in a first quarter with 45. Overall, the Warriors shot 53 percent from the floor and 17-of-29 from behind the arc. (more...)
State Department: US citizen detained by North Korean authorities
- April 25, 2017

The man, a Korean-American in his 50s identified only by his surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss aid and relief activities, the South Korean news agency Yonhap said. "North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve". Possibly complicating matters, North Korea detained an American citizen in Pyongyang over the weekend. (more...)
Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time
- April 25, 2017

By destroying the spacecraft, NASA will ensure that any hitchhiking Earth microbes still alive on Cassini will not contaminate the moons for future study. "With this flyby we're committed to the Grand Finale", Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at JPL, said in a press release . Cassini received a large increase in velocity of approximately 1,925 mph (precisely 860.5 meters per second) with respect to Saturn from the close encounter with Titan. (more...)
Adrian Peterson Closing In On New Deal
- April 25, 2017

Even if Peterson manages to supplant Ingram as the starter, he still has to prove he can stay healthy and regain his form from two seasons ago with a new team at an advanced age. Peterson visited the Saints earlier this month and left without a deal, but the two sides were pleased with how things went and remained in contact. (more...)
Orbital ATK launches Nasa's new cargo resupply mission to ISS
- April 23, 2017

Glenn was selected as a Mercury astronaut in April 1959 and became the first American to orbit the Earth in his Friendship 7 capsule on February 20, 1962. Saturday. If everything goes well, the spacecraft will arrive at the space station on April 22 and will stay there until July, when it will depart with several tons of trash for a fiery reentry into Earth's atmosphere. (more...)
Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365 Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365
- April 22, 2017

Microsoft's blog post says the company is now "aligning the servicing models" for its Windows 10, Office 365Pro Plus and System Centre Configuration Manager products. Users are hoping that the company will also add more cool and useful features for Windows 10 on the next update . The company not only promised two yearly updates for Windows 10, but also said that the same model would be followed for the Office 365 ProPlus programs. (more...)
Microsoft Gets Rid of Passwords With Phone Sign Microsoft Gets Rid of Passwords With Phone Sign
- April 20, 2017

This is essentially two-factor authentication made a bit easier and more convenient. Alex Simons, director of program management at Microsoft's Identity Division argues the new feature is superior to standard two-step verification and much better than relying on exclusively on passwords, which can be forgotten, phished, or compromised. (more...)
S8 Pre-orders Surpass Previous Models — Samsung
- April 14, 2017

The South Korean tech giant is making a foldable phone named Samsung Galaxy X, and its prototype is expected to be unveiled this year. Samsung said Thursday that preorders for its new S8 phone had surpassed the preorders for its prior model, the S7. (more...)
Windows Vista Is Now Dead: Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10
- April 13, 2017

More than 10 years after its launch, Microsoft is finally laying to rest the much-unloved Windows Vista . If, for whatever reason, you still use Vista, now is the time to stop. Another issue was that Windows XP-the previous version of Windows-worked well, so many users chose to stick with it way beyond its expiration date. (more...)
Microsoft patches serious Word bug targeted by scammers Microsoft patches serious Word bug targeted by scammers
- April 12, 2017

In this case, it's a Word document that contains an embedded exploit. Instead, the vulnerability is triggered when a victim opens a trick Word document, which downloads a malicious HTML application from a server, disguised to look like a Rich Text document file as a decoy. (more...)
Windows Vista is officially dead
- April 12, 2017

Improvements were made for its users through the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 in 2009, which eventually led to the development of its successor, Windows 7. For many people this will be a cause of celebration as the unloved OS gets taken off life support. For Microsoft, there is an ulterior motive for ending Vista support: Not only is it another product to maintain, but the company is also looking for more success for Windows 10. (more...)