Science


Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry three astronauts to International Space Station Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry three astronauts to International Space Station
- July 29, 2017

Bresnik, like his fellow crewmembers, will also see the Great American Solar Eclipse a total of three times, Space.com reports . The duo are scheduled to blast off at 11:41 a.m. No stranger to records, Whitson became the first woman to command the International Space Station in 2008, and on April 9 2017 became the first woman to command it twice. (more...)
TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics
- July 28, 2017

The new screening measures now only apply to the following 10 airports in the USA, but will be expanded to all airports within the coming weeks and months. The policy applies to all travelers except those with clearance to use the pre-check lanes. While this might temporarily create longer lines as passengers juggle multiple plastic bins, it's likely a more welcome security measure than the laptop ban United States officials experimented with earlier this year. (more...)
Adobe Flash all set to say 'sayonara' to web world Adobe Flash all set to say 'sayonara' to web world
- July 28, 2017

As an alternative to Flash, Apple has offered WebKit. The late Steve Jobs once wrote a public letter about its shortcomings, highlighting concerns about its reliability, security and performance. With Adobe having just announced its end-of-life schedule for the Flash rich Internet plug-in , a petition has been posted on GitHub encouraging the company to make the Flash source code available under an open source license. (more...)
Verizon Q2 Revenue Flat as Wireless Unit Sales Decline 1.9% Verizon Q2 Revenue Flat as Wireless Unit Sales Decline 1.9%
- July 28, 2017

The 10-15 Associates Inc holds 548,362 shares with $29.27 million value, down from 619,420 last quarter. Nippon Life Insurance Co. reduced its position in Verizon Communications Inc . According to Yahoo Finance, The Dividend Date for Verizon Communications Inc is Aug 1, 2017 and its Ex-Dividend Date is Jul 6, 2017. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc . (more...)
Samsung Pay could come to non-Samsung phones Samsung Pay could come to non-Samsung phones
- July 28, 2017

Well, the NFC tap-and-pay on Samsung Pay will work seamlessly on other flagship devices, but we are not so sure about the MST technology that is not usually present on other non-Samsung phones. Another thing that the company is considering is creating and selling a standalone accessory the solves the MST issue. Either or both of the strategies could be finalised, the source said. (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)
- July 28, 2017

Berenberg has "Hold" rating and GBX 1600 target. Several brokerages have commented on LUV . Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 14,660 shares of the airline's stock valued at $788,000 after buying an additional 7,693 shares in the last quarter. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 7th were given a dividend of $0.125 per share. Its up 0.27, from 0.72 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 89 investors sold SBA Communications Corporation shares while 123 reduced holdings. (more...)
Blizzard will now punish you 'aggressively' for Overwatch trolling Blizzard will now punish you 'aggressively' for Overwatch trolling
- July 27, 2017

Blizzard is mandating a minimum player salary of $50,000 per year, as well as health insurance and a retirement savings plan. Here's everything we know about the Overwatch League . This includes the rosters of teams already signed up to the Overwatch league . Teams will provide player housing and practice facilities during the season which will meet professional standards set by the Overwatch League . (more...)
SNES Classic Preorders Canceled by Walmart, Citing 'Technical Glitch' SNES Classic Preorders Canceled by Walmart, Citing 'Technical Glitch'
- July 27, 2017

If you see a "pending" transaction for the amount of the product, it will fall off soon enough and those funds will be available to use again. Those who used a credit card have not been charged. SNES Classic Walmart pre-orders: When will the Super Nintendo Mini actually be available? Walmart has been sending pre-order holders emails regarding last week's retro gaming bonanza. (more...)
Charges filed against Obduila Sanchez in connection with fatal crash Charges filed against Obduila Sanchez in connection with fatal crash
- July 27, 2017

California Highway Patrol says Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was under the influence when she rolled her vehicle over into a barbed wire fence and then a field. Seja said she and Jacqueline Sanchez began as friends before entering a romantic relationship. She faces a maximum sentence of 13 years, eight months in state prison if she is convicted of these charges. (more...)
London Acid Attacks: Two Men Hospitalised After Suspected Attack In Bethnal Green London Acid Attacks: Two Men Hospitalised After Suspected Attack In Bethnal Green
- July 27, 2017

He said: "I think the boys had been attacked elsewhere and then got in their vehicle and drove here to get water". The two men, believed to be in their teens, flagged officers on the street in Tower Hamlets around 7 p.m., police said. (more...)
Google releases Trusted Contacts for iOS devices, updates Android app Google releases Trusted Contacts for iOS devices, updates Android app
- July 27, 2017

The company detailed the launch of the app in a blog post to inform the users about the features of the app. Users can control how quickly their location is shared when their " trusted contacts " request for the location. The app that serves as a personal safety app for smartphone users will now allow users to customize the timeout of location requests to share their location with the trusted contacts . (more...)
Latest Google Pixel, Pixel XL 2 3D renders shown off Latest Google Pixel, Pixel XL 2 3D renders shown off
- July 27, 2017

As expected, the fingerprint sensor is positioned at the back alongside the single camera. Both the phones add up to half a millimetre around the camera lens bump on the rear panel, which is 8.2 mm on Pixel 2 , 8.6 mm on the Pixel XL 2 . We have no idea about the release date of Google Pixel 2 series. We probably won't see a a dual-camera setup in the Pixel 2 , and indeed, these renders don't predict one. (more...)
AS Monaco: 'Thomas Lemar is going nowhere' AS Monaco: 'Thomas Lemar is going nowhere'
- July 27, 2017

Lemar wants in and Sanchez wants out. But Arsenal are aiming to sign the 21-year-old from Guadeloupe for much more than his prowess on the left, as he is seen as a versatile option across the midfield, and a potential heir to Santi Cazorla's throne in the centre. (more...)
USB 3.0 Promoter Group Doubles Bandwidth With USB 3.2 Update USB 3.0 Promoter Group Doubles Bandwidth With USB 3.2 Update
- July 27, 2017

This is all possible because USB-C ports and cable were initially created to support multi-lane operations, which will allow for up to two lanes of 5 Gbps (USB 3.0 and first-gen USB 3.1 speeds) or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation (second-gen USB 3.1 speeds). (more...)
Nintendo Sees Bumper Demand for Switch in First Quarter Nintendo Sees Bumper Demand for Switch in First Quarter
- July 27, 2017

Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon for Switch were announced by Nintendo at E3 2017. Nintendo could sell 15 million Nintendo Switch units or even more unit March 2018. 3DS software sales were really the only thing that fell, dropping 31% year-over-year to settle at 5.85 million units. Sales of the Switch could be higher, however Nintendo has had some manufacturing issues which are limiting consume uptake. (more...)
Kaspersky faces heat from Windows Defender; introduces free anti-virus for Windows Kaspersky faces heat from Windows Defender; introduces free anti-virus for Windows
- July 27, 2017

Russian security vendor Kaspersky has now announced a free antivirus which is intelligently called Kaspersky Free . "[Kaspersky Free] is a version with all the bare essentials: file, email and web antivirus; automatic updates, self-defense; quarantine; and so on", said CEO Eugene Kaspersky . (more...)
India marks Kargil Vijay Diwas today: All you need to know India marks Kargil Vijay Diwas today: All you need to know
- July 27, 2017

Although the rough terrain and high altitude of the Himalayan regions made it hard for the soldiers during the war, the Indian army conducted Operation Vijay, successfully evicted Pakistani soldiers and recaptured the Tiger Hill and other posts. (more...)
Apple ordered to pay $506 million to Wisconsin university in patent dispute Apple ordered to pay $506 million to Wisconsin university in patent dispute
- July 27, 2017

During the trial, Apple denied any sort of infringement on the university's patent and also argued that patent was invalid. Would not want to give any of those billions of dollars in cash to a university. An Apple spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. Its function within a processor is to increase performance and speed by predicting the actions of the user before a command is given to the system. (more...)
NASA's dreams of quiet supersonic jet closer to fruition NASA's dreams of quiet supersonic jet closer to fruition
- July 26, 2017

Since the retirement of Concorde in 2003, Supersonic passenger flight has been absent from our skies, but even when we had the luxury of commercial travel at speeds of up to Mach 2.2 it was mostly prohibited over land, due to the thunderous din of the sonic boom . (more...)
LG Investing In OLED Production Significantly To Win iPhone Orders
- July 26, 2017

There 's been so much speculation about the iPhone 8 that's dropping this fall, but we never thought we'd hear iPhone 9 rumors circulating the tech scene this early on. That's a rumour we've been hearing a lot about in the run-up to the iPhone 8 launch, but according to Kelly, the 4mm size is created to limit accidental user input when handling the phone. (more...)