Sci-tech

by | July 15, 2018 | 10:12

Peter Strzok's 10-hour showdown with congressional lawmakers, a made-for-TV spectacle that featured far more drama than substance, was an airing of the deep partisan divide surrounding the special counsel's investigation into whether associates of Donald Trump conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | July 11, 2018 | 08:42

Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rushing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean overnight. Additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Chris is forecast to become a hurricane later tonight or Tuesday morning.

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:32

The storm however is not forecast to become anything more than an extremely weak tropical storm through the end of the weekend. Since small tropical cyclones like Beryl often have a tendency to strengthen quickly over a short period of time, continued intensification appears likely for the next day or so.

by | July 01, 2018 | 08:11

With only 99 senators now voting, the nominee can be approved by a 50-49 margin. The president originally said he was considering a list of 25 candidates. He added, "I think it's inappropriate to discuss". Asked about Barrett, he said, "She's an outstanding woman". Trump passed over Hardiman in favor of Neil Gorsuch , who has proven to be reliably conservative in his tenure so far and has been a key vote in numerous controversial 5-4 decisions, including the decision to uphold the ...

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:26

The Curiosity science team has also announced that it has found what are referred to as "organic molecules" in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface. They thought mudstone rocks, formed from silt accumulated at the bottom of the ancient lake, might hold some clues and analyzed the powdered samples from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite.

by | June 07, 2018 | 13:22

The plastic pollution can be beaten only when awareness is generated at a mass level, he said. While acknowledging that combating plastic waste is different for every country, the United Nations report suggested 10 universal steps that policymakers can follow, including use of more eco-friendly alternatives to plastics and the promotion of reusable products.

by | June 07, 2018 | 09:07

SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. "We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES , said of the Falcon 9 . SpaceX estimates the Block 5's improved features will reduce launch costs from £45 million ($60 million) to £37 million ($50 million).

by | May 31, 2018 | 22:16

Politicians and industry leaders who announced the ambitious plan say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis . "But industry has always, from the beginning of this, been committed to working with the government to eradicate, if the science said it was feasible", she says .

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:33

Mr Bean's wife Leslie remembered him as "the strongest and kindest man I ever knew", adding: "He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly". Other times, he wanted to discuss items in the description he was writing to go with a painting.

by | May 29, 2018 | 16:18

The NDP government in B.C. came to power a year ago - supported by the Green Party - after an election campaign in which it committed to working against the pipeline expansion owing to environmental concerns. "I understand Premier Notley's frustration, I share her frustrations", Moe said. Courts won't rule until they see regulations, Notley said. "They are still reserving the right to play legal rope-a-dope until the cows come home".

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:10

The National Weather Service's office in Tampa said in a briefing Saturday that winds from Alberto would increase late Saturday night, persisting during the day Sunday, then diminish later Sunday night. All 67 Florida counties were issued the emergency notice to give state and local governments enough time and resources to prepare, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

by | May 26, 2018 | 15:47

Alberto lost its tropical storm title soon thereafter but later became a powerful extratropical storm south of Nova Scotia, the hurricane center said. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto was located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 86.8 West.

by | May 17, 2018 | 06:58

The dispute at hand concerns just how much money Samsung has to hand over to Apple . Finally, in the final round of the long-going Samsung patent fight, Apple has demanded a total of $1 Billion from Samsung for patent infringement at smartphone retrial.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:41

Finally able to track the space rock's path, astronomers quickly predicted the asteroid's path, finding it will pass by Earth at a close, but not catastrophic, distance. The chances of an impact from 2010 WG9 were, indeed, small, as they are with all of the objects listed there, but if it were to hit Earth at some point, the effects would be devastating.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:41

Instead, the ride-sharing company will allow victims - including passengers, drivers and employees - to choose the venue in which they want to resolve such claims. Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance , a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:38

Google says it is always focused on protecting user data and making its products better. The technology giant Google is being investigated in Australia for allegedly collecting data from millions of Android smartphone users. It falls back on using Google Play or Google Maps icon to ensure that it can evade detection. The allegations of Google tracking Android users surfaced after Oracle claimed that the search giant might be harvesting gigabytes of data from the smartphones.

by | May 12, 2018 | 21:30

In what appears to be a new tradition of sending pioneering technology demonstrations on its high-profile interplanetary missions, the agency has just unveiled its plans to extend the payload of the Mars 2020 mission and send a helicopter to the Red Planet .

by | May 11, 2018 | 04:43

House Democrats on Thursday released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that reveal the depth of the propaganda effort. The trove of ads released Thursday appears to back the assertion that the Russians wanted to hurt Clinton. But it offered one example of the extent to which Russian trolls sought to exploit both sides of major national debates - including football players who knelt during the national anthem to bring attention to issues of racism.

by | May 11, 2018 | 04:45

It is the country's first communications satellite . The satellite, which has cost the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission USD 250 million, was made by Thales Alenia. "I think the F9 boosters could be used nearly indefinitely, so long as there is scheduled maintenance and careful inspections", Musk said on Reddit in October 2016.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:32

In the first three years of drone integration, it is predicted that more than 70,000 jobs will be created in the United States with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion. The startup will have to hire more people, ramp up its testing and add more features to its drones - all of which will require more money, and Flirtey will complete another financing round this year, Siegel said.

by | May 10, 2018 | 14:33

No doubt new ways of monetising voice search are also being developed right now. One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant. For parents concerned about their kids rudely bossing the Assistant around, the " Pretty Please " feature powered by Family Link being introduced later this year will offer positive reinforcement to children who ask for things nicely, and say "please" and "thank you", to encourage polite conversation.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:15

First, there's a new tab in Maps called " For you " that shows a user new places opening nearby, what's trending in the area, as well as personal recommendations. Finally, Google is also launching new tools to help you get around in Navigation. Google Maps is also getting augmented reality support that will mix the traditional Street View interface of the mapping service with a live camera view.

by | May 09, 2018 | 01:02

As for Google Photos , a new feature called Suggested Actions helps give contextual shortcut actions to users based on their activity on the app. Smart Compose , with the help of machine learning, will try to predict what you're about to write in an email and suggest phrases accordingly.

by | May 08, 2018 | 02:19

Starting this month, Fitbit users who have identified themselves as female in their Fitbit profile will be able to opt in (or not). The five default quick replies are fairly basic responses like "yes", "no", and "sounds good", though Fitbit users will be able to customize those once the feature launches.

by | May 07, 2018 | 15:03

With the new feature, users will be able to book services from a limited number of businesses on the platform. Thankfully, with today's update to the service, you can now view videos from Facebook or Instagram right in a conversation thread itself without worrying that you would be force to leave WhatsApp for the duration of the video.

by | May 06, 2018 | 03:12

The Waymo minivan was not at fault during the crash that occurred at the intersection of Chandler Boulevard and Los Feliz Drive, said Seth Tyler, a Chandler Police Department detective. The sedan's front crumple zone is wrecked and glass is broken; the van is in better shape, though its front right tire is crushed in. - Matt Jaffee (@mattjaffee) May 4, 2018p "We are now investigating a minor injury collision involving two vehicles, one of which is a Waymo autonomous vehicle".

by | May 03, 2018 | 17:29

Facebook then told the BBC: "Although we can't comment on any individual personnel matters, we are aware of the situation and investigating". In the unverified screenshot, the employee in question writes of being a "professional stalker" searching for hackers.

by | May 02, 2018 | 02:02

Facebook is expected to drop a new VR headset when its F8 developers conference kicks off today. Oculus has confirmed that there are over 1,000 apps for Oculus Go owners out of the gate. For high-end VR, you have to turn to the Oculus Rift . The Oculus Go is also designed with a lightweight, breathable fabric so that it can be worn for hours at a time.

by | May 02, 2018 | 02:01

Today is F8 (pronounced “eff eight”), which is Facebooks annual developer conference where Instagram has just announced a bunch of new features coming to the platform. No, this feature is not for muting audio or video, instead it will allow users to mute posts from certain profiles in their feed, without having to unfollow them.

by | May 02, 2018 | 02:00

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal , Facebook today announced plans to build a feature that will let you clear your history. There are 200 million people who have marked themselves as single on Facebook , he said. An early example is Sephora, which has new makeup AR overlays so that users can, say, try on blue eye shadow without leaving the house. Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that app reviews were open again.

by | May 02, 2018 | 01:57

He also said that the company was slow to identify the ways Russian Federation had used the platform to interfere in the 2016 elections, but that his team would never be unprepared again. The photo-sharing app is adding group video chats to its messaging tool. He also announced updates to Messenger. This is an important moment. The Facebook CEO will kick off F8, the company's annual conference for software developers.

by | May 01, 2018 | 13:21

Speaking to host Ellen , Kim took a deep breath before speaking about the situation, telling her: "I just don't know how to describe it, besides it's just so ****ed up!" "While Khloe is happy that Tristan has finally had a great game and really contributed his team, she is sad and disappointed that his return to social media was to promote his own accomplishments rather than to apologize publicly for cheating on her", a source close to Khloe tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

by | April 30, 2018 | 12:00

The opposition said the government could still fail to reach its target to reduce emissions 26 to 28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. "We must improve water quality". The bulk of the new funding - just over A$200 million (RM590 million) - was earmarked to improve water quality by changing farming practices and adopting new technologies and land management.

by | April 27, 2018 | 01:03

Facebook publicly announced the new policies and the fact that it has established an entity in the European Union but it only slipped into its ToS the fact that, from next month, European Union users must be aged 16 or older to use the service.

by | April 26, 2018 | 00:27

Amazon on Tuesday added a new option to its Amazon Key service for Prime members: in-car delivery , which allows drivers to place packages inside a locked trunk or elsewhere in a vehicle that is parked in a publicly accessible area. A delivery driver remotely unlocks the auto, places the package inside and re-locks the vehicle. Volvo did something similarly in Goteborg several years ago, with smart vehicle keys granting couriers access to the trunk of parked cars.

by | April 25, 2018 | 16:13

Priced at ₹12,999 ($196), the Amazon Echo Spot is available at a discounted introductory price of ₹10,499 ($158). Inc. ( AMZN ) has confirmed speculation that it is working on a next-generation video streaming device. This new mini screen speaker can basically do all the things, which the other Echo devices offer. "The screen is only to augment the consumption for users." said Kumar.

by | April 25, 2018 | 16:11

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 that doesn't bring any fresh features but addresses an issue that was making the touch functionality of some iPhone 8 devices unresponsive if they use an aftermarket display panel. Apple, of course, fails to mention that Apple certified fix centres and replacement parts are not always easy to find. Following a brief investigation, it was found that only those units of the iPhone 8 were affected that underwent a third-party display fix.

by | April 25, 2018 | 16:10

Under the skin is BMW's latest electric powertrain which bundles the motor, transmission and electronics in to a new Electric Drive Component, with more dense batteries offering weight and packaging advantages too. According to BMW, the energy storage system has a newly developed Charging Control Unit, and is created to be hooked up to fast-charging stations generating up to 150 kW.

by | April 24, 2018 | 05:36

The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone or computer to identify nearly any song playing nearby, then points users to places they can listen to it, such as Apple Music or Spotify Ltd. It's unclear what the worry is here, as Apple doesn't dominate digital music anymore and music identification capabilities are fairly common. The commission noted that it has until September 4 to make a decision regarding Apple's proposed acquisition, which should give it plenty of time to scrutinize ...

by | April 23, 2018 | 21:58

We also know that there is going be the Avengers: Infinity War Limited Edition variant of the OnePlus 6 , and that it might release as early as next week. Many would be hoping it to be the latter, as the device would be able to support wireless charging, which was sorely missed in the OnePlus 5T. You'll then need to click the promotion banner (set to go live on Thursday) to generate a unique ticket code for your city of choice.