Science


Liu Xiaobo can travel overseas for cancer treatment Liu Xiaobo can travel overseas for cancer treatment
- July 13, 2017

He was recently moved from jail to a hospital to be treated for late-stage liver cancer. The government has rebuffed worldwide appeals to let Liu seek treatment overseas, saying he is getting the best possible care from top Chinese doctors. (more...)
Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps Blind People 'See' What's Around Them Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps Blind People 'See' What's Around Them
- July 13, 2017

The app is able to recognize people as long as they're part of the users saved friends. What's particularly impressive about the app is the breadth of things it can describe. There's the expected and useful currency reader and barcode scanner, but the environment and people recognition abilities offer a new, potentially game-changing experience. (more...)
Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR
- July 13, 2017

HDR increases the image in a variety of ways, including deeper blacks, greater brightness, and overall better contrast. That being said, the more devices and streaming services that support the format will send a clear message to content creators that the world is not only ready for HDR content, but it's chomping at the bit for it. (more...)
China to Cut Army in Half to Under One Million Troops China to Cut Army in Half to Under One Million Troops
- July 13, 2017

On Tuesday, China's People's Liberation Army Daily said the Djibouti facility was a landmark that would increase China's ability to ensure global peace, especially because the country has so many United Nations peacekeepers in Africa and was also involved in anti-piracy patrols. (more...)
Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf
- July 13, 2017

Big icebergs break off Antarctica naturally, meaning scientists are not linking the rift to manmade climate change. But the ice shelf it detached from, called Larsen C, is now reduced by 12 percent. Researchers from Project MIDAS, a UK-based Antarctic research project, announced on July 12 that the piece, which will likely be named A68 and has a volume twice of Lake Erie, broke off. (more...)
Three militants killed in Budgam encounter Three militants killed in Budgam encounter
- July 12, 2017

The slain militants have been identified as Javid Sheikh, Dawood and Aaquib Gul, all locals belonging to the Hizbul. A joint operation was launched by troops of Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Radbug village of Budgam at around 6 pm last evening, the ANI report said. (more...)
Apple IPhone 8 Will Get Wireless Charging Feature After IOS 11.1 Update Apple IPhone 8 Will Get Wireless Charging Feature After IOS 11.1 Update
- July 12, 2017

As for now, we can only hope that Apple incorporates wireless charging feature out of the box and we do not have to wait for Apple's accessory to use the inductive charging feature. Apple iPhone 8 is going to be one of the three rumored upcoming iPhone models, and of course, the most focused, even though the other two have also received a bunch of innovations. (more...)
BidaskClub Downgrades Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) to Sell BidaskClub Downgrades Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) to Sell
- July 12, 2017

Equity analyst FBR Capital starting coverage on the stock with a rating of "Outperform". The Company will host its quarterly earnings conference call on Thursday, July 27th, at 3:00 p.m. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The legal version of this article can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/07/10/getty-realty-corporation-gty-stock-rating-upgraded-by-zacks-investment-research-updated.html. (more...)
Earth's sixth mass extinction advancing, scientists warn Earth's sixth mass extinction advancing, scientists warn
- July 12, 2017

The report added: "The resulting biological annihilation obviously will also have serious ecological, economic, and social consequences". The scientists found that a third of the thousands of species losing populations are not now considered endangered and that up to 50% of all individual animals have been lost in recent decades. (more...)
My victory, a lesson for APC ―Sen Adeleke My victory, a lesson for APC ―Sen Adeleke
- July 12, 2017

Presenting the Certificate at the INEC headquarters, Abuja was Solomon Soyebi, the Commission's National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity. In his remark, Adeleke commended INEC for conducting the election in a free, fair and credible manner. Adedeji said if the citizens conduct themselves in peaceful way as the people of Osun West did, the work of the commission would be easier. (more...)
Ex-MSU Gymnastics Doctor Takes Plea Deal In Child Porn Case Ex-MSU Gymnastics Doctor Takes Plea Deal In Child Porn Case
- July 12, 2017

Nevertheless, the agreement provides that the Court may consider this conduct in determining Nassar's sentence. "Our clients feel that he should be held accountable", said Stephen Drew, a Grand Rapids-based attorney representing dozens of alleged victims. (more...)
Google's 2017 Pixel XL may pack a squeezable body Google's 2017 Pixel XL may pack a squeezable body
- July 12, 2017

The source didn't elaborate on the claim but implied that the Alphabet-owned company may once again opt for some lighthearted names, much like it did last fall with the original Pixel and Pixel XL . It's rumored to include a 2560×1440 screen resolution, Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 128GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. It's much more modern and is reminiscent of two of the more popular flagships now on the market, the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 . (more...)
Technical Update on PepsiCo Inc (PEP) Shares Technical Update on PepsiCo Inc (PEP) Shares
- July 12, 2017

This is a profitability ratio that measures net income generated from total company assets during a given period. Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations. Knowledgeable investors are typically better prepared when deciding what stocks to buy. Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI). (more...)
Xiaomi India confirms Mi Max 2 India Launch scheduled on July 18 Xiaomi India confirms Mi Max 2 India Launch scheduled on July 18
- July 12, 2017

The Tweet reads, "Mi fans, are you ready!" Coming your way on 18 July is our next smartphone! Yesterday in an our exclusive report , we have revealed that the Xiaomi is planing to launch Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in India soon. In China, the Mi Max 2 launched for CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs 16,100) for the 64GB variant and CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs 18,900) for the 128GB variant. Talking about its software fronts, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs Google's latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with ... (more...)
Louis Vuitton Launches Its First Android Wear Smartwatch Louis Vuitton Launches Its First Android Wear Smartwatch
- July 12, 2017

Oh, and it starts at $2450. The smartwatch boasts a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a 390 x 390 pixels resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 2100, the chipset Qualcomm created especially for wearables . On top of the usual Android Wear 2 .0 experience, Louis Vuitton has added two apps of its own - My Flight and City Guide. Like the competition, it also sends notifications of text messages, emails and phone calls. (more...)
Microsoft Plans on Bringing Better Broadband Internet to Rural America Microsoft Plans on Bringing Better Broadband Internet to Rural America
- July 12, 2017

Microsoft will offer unspecified funding to local telecom providers in 12 states to improve Internet access through use of " white spaces ", airwaves between television stations that are not owned by broadcasters. He explained that Microsoft will invest in the upfront capital needed to expand the broadband coverage and that they'll seek a revenue share from operators to recoup their investment. (more...)
Andy Murray vs. Sam Querrey 2017 Wimbledon Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, Prediction Andy Murray vs. Sam Querrey 2017 Wimbledon Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, Prediction
- July 12, 2017

In addition, that so-called Big 4 accounts for eight runner-up finishes during that stretch. Garcia has been impressive on the outside courts in the first three rounds and has yet to drop a set at the championships. No. 16 Gilles Muller , No. 7 Marin Cilic vs. Querrey, the United States 24th seed who knocked out Novak Djokovic in 2016, made the quarter-finals for a second successive year with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (13/11), 6-3 over unseeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. (more...)
Pearson sells 22% stake in Penguin Random House Pearson sells 22% stake in Penguin Random House
- July 11, 2017

The deal has been seven months in the making. Previously, Pearson said it was planning to sell the entire 47% stake in USA -based Penguin Random House-one of the world's largest book publishers-to bolster its finances and invest in other parts of its business. (more...)
Audi introduces its semi-autonomous A8 Audi introduces its semi-autonomous A8
- July 11, 2017

The unveil took place at the first ever Audi Global Summit in Barcelona. The new A8 will reach showrooms in October, and while official prices have yet to be confirmed, the new model is expected to cost from just under £70,000. This end to end tail lamp feature should eventually extend to other Audi models of the future too. Audi's gone on a minimalist drive inside, replacing switches and buttons with ultra-crisp touchscreen displays: both the touchpad and rotary dial of the current A8 ... (more...)
Microsoft allows Azure to run on premise with Azure Stack announcement Microsoft allows Azure to run on premise with Azure Stack announcement
- July 11, 2017

Tens of thousands more are tuning into the virtual event. Available for purchase starting August 1, Microsoft 365 Enterprise will be available in two different plans: Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5. Many Microsoft partners have already begun to capitalize on the power of Azure Stack including Rackspace , Tieto, and Resello. Partners or enterprise end users can use it to build and validate applications for integrated systems deployments. (more...)