Science


IPhone 8's biggest features could be disabled at launch IPhone 8's biggest features could be disabled at launch
- July 13, 2017

The report claims Apple has unable to solve the software issues, which means, the tenth anniversary iPhone could be launched without major features. So instead of that, the iPhone 8 would rely on facial recognition technology. We've heard tons of rumors about it being problematic, though we have also seen a report or two that said yes, the under-screen fingerprint scanner is ready to go. (more...)
Now ads are coming to Facebook Messenger in global beta test Now ads are coming to Facebook Messenger in global beta test
- July 13, 2017

When users click or tap an ad in Messenger, they will either be transported to the advertiser's website, or taken to a chat with the company in question. With this attempt, Messenger ads will be able to use the same kind of user targeting abilities. "And going forward, there are some other business models we are exploring as well, but they're all around ads one way or another". (more...)
Adrian Mannarino vs Novak Djokovic Wimbledon Men's 2017 Adrian Mannarino vs Novak Djokovic Wimbledon Men's 2017
- July 12, 2017

Asked about his injury, Djokovic said: "We'll see, it's been something I've been dragging back and forth for a while now but I'm still managing to play which is the most important thing". 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, followed by No. 2 Simona Halep vs. Pool was first pictured partying with Djokovic at a ball in Perth, Australia, in 2012, a month before he won his third Australian Open title. (more...)
Doomfist finally coming to Overwatch [Watch video] Doomfist finally coming to Overwatch [Watch video]
- July 07, 2017

As fans have speculated, the newest hero to the game is Doomfist . In addition to the hand cannon , he also possesses a secondary attack called Rocket Punch , which can knock enemies into the air or slam into the ground. His real name is Akande Ogundimu , and he's actually the third Doomfist via ownership of the Doomfist gauntlet, a weapon that mysteriously disappeared from its display case upon the release of Overwatch's Numbani map . (more...)
Photos of the Day: NASA Test Creates Artificial Aurora Photos of the Day: NASA Test Creates Artificial Aurora
- June 30, 2017

The agency has been trying to launch the rocket from Wallops Flight Facility since May 31, with no success. The vapor tracers that are released are made of barium, lithium, and trimethylaluminum, the same ingredients you might find in fireworks. (more...)
Medicaid remains sticking point in Senate ACA repeal bill Medicaid remains sticking point in Senate ACA repeal bill
- June 29, 2017

In a big setback to the seven-year Republican quest to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to get the bill passed this week. (more...)
Nintendo Offers RPGs with the Super NES Classic Nintendo Offers RPGs with the Super NES Classic
- June 28, 2017

Also included is a never-before released game, " Star Fox 2 ". The SNES Classic follows the NES Classic , which hit the market previous year but was discontinued in April causing fans frustration. The company dominated the gaming industry during the '80s and '90s with its enormously popular Super Nintendo , GameBoy and Nintendo 64 consoles, but has struggled to compete in recent years following lacklustre sales of the Wii U. (more...)
Long-Term Impact of Tariffs on Canadian Lumber Unclear Long-Term Impact of Tariffs on Canadian Lumber Unclear
- June 28, 2017

USA customs officers will now levy on Canadian timber exports these rates along with countervailing duties , bringing tax rates from 17.41 percent to 30.88 percent, depending on the business. Forest Service from better managing its timber lands and increase the delivery of domestic timber products into the market". The duties imposed "are based on a flawed rationale that is damaging to workers, communities and consumers in Canada and the U.S". (more...)
Apple shows the iPad some love with iOS 11 Apple shows the iPad some love with iOS 11
- June 27, 2017

Also, Live Photos will receive the new Bounce and Loop effects. When Apple releases iOS 11 in the autumn, it's going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind. Not only does this new trick save you from having to locate a network and type in the Wi-Fi password, but it also keeps the password hidden, if you want to keep it secret. (more...)
Square Enix promise Square Enix promise "Good News During Gamescom" For Final Fantasy 15
- June 27, 2017

It is very fun as you can drive over monsters too. Some footage of the Regalia Type-D in action was also uploaded recently, which you can check out below. The Episode Prompto DLC for the game should be out this week on both PS4 and Xbox One . The full patch notes for version 1.12 - which, according to Reddit user fotmhero , will take up 8.65 gigabytes - are embedded below. (more...)
Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens
- June 21, 2017

Societies will also have to adapt to rising temperatures and the higher risks to human health they bring, but it is the developing countries that are least able to adapt that are likely to be hit the hardest. But they warned this figure could rise to an estimated 74 per cent by the end of the century if carbon emissions continued at high levels. Specifically, Shanghai was projected to have 123 days of deadly heat , Hong Kong 174 days, Tokyo 84 days, NY 53 days, Chicago 68 days, and Sao ... (more...)
NASA Discovers 10 Potentially Habitable Earth-Like Planets
- June 20, 2017

Kepler's data also provided a new way to assess whether a planet has a solid surface, like Earth, or is made mostly of gas, like Neptune. Over 200 new planets that could be like Earth have been discovered nearby in the Milky Way by NASA's Kepler space telescope . (more...)
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
- June 20, 2017

A federal court ruled in Wisconsin that Republican lawmakers had violated the US Constitution's equal protection under the law and free speech clauses. "No matter which side of the aisle you're on, we should all be able to agree on one thing: as voters in a democracy we should have the right to freely choose our representatives rather than endure a system where politicians manipulate our district lines, dilute our votes, and choose their own constituents". (more...)
WIndows 10's controversial WiFi Sense makes an appearance in Apple's iOS 11 WIndows 10's controversial WiFi Sense makes an appearance in Apple's iOS 11
- June 11, 2017

Apple announced the upcoming software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods a few days ago during World Wide Developer's conference. If the iPhone is connected to a auto via Bluetooth or a cable, or if the vehicle is moving, the "Do Not Disturb" feature can automatically mute notifications like text messages and news updates. (more...)
Global growth headed for six-year high: OECD Global growth headed for six-year high: OECD
- June 08, 2017

While domestic economy is expected to stabilize, with various structural reforms and a recovery in consumption, the report recommends a boost in government spending to encourage growth as well as measures to create more jobs. There is uncertainty over government policies in major countries and wages are not yet growing as much as hoped, the OECD said. The think tank said the ultra-easy monetary policy stance of the European Central bank remains appropriate as inflation is still well below ... (more...)
Wales boss Coleman says not interested in Palace job Wales boss Coleman says not interested in Palace job
- May 26, 2017

I don't think my journey is finished yet. "All I am interested in is Wales and Serbia", he added. I don't think about after Serbia, I can't afford to think past one game. Elsewhere, Chris Coleman will be without Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale who misses this one through suspension. "We dealt with that disappointment a while ago now - we once went to Belgium without Gareth Bale and got a great result with Aaron Ramsey running the show". (more...)
Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
- May 13, 2017

This also applies to Timeline-supported Microsoft apps running on your smartphone. Microsoft is delivering this new feature as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected to debut in September. It's like having your PC and your phone finish each other's sentences. OneDrive Files On-Demand will only download files when you need them. - Clipboard: Clipboard is a fast and easy way to copy and paste just about anything between connected devices, whether you're on a Windows PC or ... (more...)
Uber is in the business of transportation, not information - European Union judge
- May 13, 2017

If the ECJ agrees with the opinion, it will create problems for Uber's UberPOP service, which uses amateur drivers. Consequently, the service must be classified as a "service in the field of transport" The court refused to rule on the use of technology in the Uber scheme and remanded the case for a lower court to decide if any penalties are necessary. (more...)
Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes
- May 13, 2017

Using data from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, Wakeford's team found that HAT-P-26b's atmosphere is largely clear of clouds but reveals a strong water signature - what the researchers say is the best measurement to date of water on an exoplanet of this size. (more...)
Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US
- May 12, 2017

The South's president additionally dove straight into Beijing's disapproval of Seoul and Washington's move to deploy an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), on South Korean soil. The deployment of THAAD was agreed by former President Park Geun-hye's administration previous year. In January, a book by Moon was published where he wrote that South Korea should learn to "say no to America" and become self-reliant in the field of defense capabilities, ... (more...)