Sci-tech


US Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman in Space, Adds to List of Records
- November 21, 2016

Three astronauts from the U.S., France and Russia were launched into International Space Station on November 17 onboard the Russian Soyuz rocket. A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts - one each from the United States, Russia and France - lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m. (more...)
China's Huawei, Oppo and BBK lead smartphone growth
- November 21, 2016

Oppo came in fourth last quarter with 6.7 percent market share, followed by BBK Communication Equipment with 5.3 percent. Gartner statistics show that Samsung unit sales across 3Q16 totalled 71,734.5 down from 83,586.7 at the same time past year. (more...)
Fiat Cars Can Be Bought Online Via Amazon Fiat Cars Can Be Bought Online Via Amazon
- November 21, 2016

Fiat Panda, 500, and 500L happen to be three of the best-selling cars in Italy and customers will now be able to pick one up online via Amazon. Which has been Amazon's business scheme since the beginning, and has put many brick and mortar retailers out of business. (more...)
Fallout 4 to receive PS4 Pro support in its next update Fallout 4 to receive PS4 Pro support in its next update
- November 21, 2016

Fallout 4 will receive mod support on PS4 this week, Bethesda has announced . While that may solve everything, it will also upset the honest gamers. It will be included in the latest 1.8 Fallout 4 update. Fallout 4 , a very successful game on its own, is recognized for allowing players to use mods in the game, enhancing their experience further. (more...)
Leeds and Newcastle fans combine to pay touching tribute to Gary Speed Leeds and Newcastle fans combine to pay touching tribute to Gary Speed
- November 20, 2016

Rafael Benitez's side were worthy winners, producing some fine football to carry them to an eighth straight league win and their ninth in all competitions. Gayle had put Newcastle ahead by following up what could have looked like a... Garry Monk's Leeds responded positively, with Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow saving smartly from Luke Ayling and Eunan O'Kane either side of half-time. (more...)
Google relents, unlocks accounts for Pixel resellers
- November 19, 2016

Dan's Deals says: "There are over 200 people who are locked out of their Google accounts now". The affected people were, in fact, in violation of Google's Terms of Service , which prohibits you from commercially reselling any device. (more...)
Obama Blocks New Oil, Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean Obama Blocks New Oil, Gas Drilling in Arctic Ocean
- November 19, 2016

The Obama administration on Friday blocked new exploration for oil and gas in Arctic waters, in a win for environmental groups that had fought development of the ecologically fragile region. Meanwhile, representatives of the oil and gas industry called the decision a short-sighted one that could cost American jobs. Jacqueline Savitz, senior vice-president of Oceana, an environmental group, hailed the Arctic announcement and praised Obama and Jewell for "protecting our coasts from dirty and ... (more...)
Facebook sets $6 billion buyback; accounting chief to leave Facebook sets $6 billion buyback; accounting chief to leave
- November 19, 2016

The buyback will allow the company to get rid of some of the money while also reducing the amount of outstanding shares it has in the field. Tech companies often don't return cash to shareholders, preferring to spend it on acquisitions and other growth opportunities. (more...)
Next year's premium smartphones may get Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip Next year's premium smartphones may get Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip
- November 18, 2016

Snapdragon 835 follows the Snapdragon 820/21 processor, which has over 200 designs in development. The headline feature of Quick Charge 4 is something called "5 in 5" meaning you can get five hours worth of battery life from just a five minute long charge. (more...)
Mozilla launches 'Firefox Focus', a private browser for the iOS Mozilla launches 'Firefox Focus', a private browser for the iOS
- November 18, 2016

Users can still use Firefox Focus to block tracking scripts in other iOS apps, such as Safari, but it's probably easier to use Firefox Focus as it is. This seems like an odd choice for an app focused on privacy considering Yahoo Inc.'s massive data hack, which could affect as many as three billion accounts. (more...)
China to Trump: Why are you blaming us for climate change? China to Trump: Why are you blaming us for climate change?
- November 17, 2016

Ministers and government officials from nearly 200 countries gathered in Marrakech this week are awaiting a decision by President-elect Trump on whether he'll pull the US out of the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. China's vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters today that China can't be blamed because Trump's Republican predecessors Ronald Reagan and George H.W. (more...)
Tinder Just Became A Whole Lot More Inclusive Tinder Just Became A Whole Lot More Inclusive
- November 16, 2016

The dating app introduced a new update Tuesday that expands the genders users can select on their profiles. "There's a transgender community on Tinder, and we haven't done enough to give them a good experience", he said at the time . Trans Montrealer Tranna Wintour is applauding Tinder for expanding its gender options in response to complaints. Tinder has been criticized for not accepting trans people on the dating app, but now it's making a big change. (more...)
Trump, Pence set to meet on USA cabinet appointments
- November 16, 2016

The state's Superior Court found that the question of public access to the records didn't fall within its domain. Trump said the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v Wade legalizing abortion should be overturned and that he would appoint an anti-abortion justice to the nation's highest court. (more...)
Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female
- November 16, 2016

There are still some Tinder users reporting the dating app crashed and deleted all their matches but there are also others who said logging out and back in fixed the issue for them. In March, the Montreal comic said she was signed up on Tinder for less than 24 hours - with a profile reading "Easy going, smart, funny, trans girl" - before her account was barred by the company. (more...)
Donald Trump is not a threat to COP22
- November 15, 2016

The president-elect's advisers are considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, the report said , citing a source from Trump's transition team. "Mr. Trump has said a lot of things", Phillips told reporters on a conference call from United Nations meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco. The COP22 conference on 7-18 November focuses on ways of implementing the first universally binding global deal on climate change, a matter of huge urgency for the planet. (more...)
Amazon Black Friday deals kick off today
- November 15, 2016

A 15-inch from a pretty reliable consumer electronics brand HP priced under $250 absolutely deserves an attention on our list of best Walmart Black Friday 2016 deals. Below, we have listed the best Black Friday deals on Amazon for Monday, November 14. Until then, we will be counting down the days to Black Friday 2016 by listing the best Amazon Black Friday deals of the day. (more...)
2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
- November 15, 2016

Under the Paris agreement , all governments that have ratified the accord, which includes the US, China, India and the European Union, carry an obligation to hold global warming to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels. Developing countries were excused as they needed coal and oil to fuel rapidly growing populations and economies. Global economic activity rose 3% in 2016, but carbon emissions are up a barely discernible 0.2%. (more...)
Bernie Sanders may run for 2020 US presidential elections
- November 14, 2016

SANDERS: That is the German word for taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune. On Friday the world was presented with truly surreal images of Mr Trump , a man with no prior political experience, being coolly welcomed into the White House by the incumbent President Barack Obama . (more...)
Lorenzo breaks own pole record at Valencia MotoGP Lorenzo breaks own pole record at Valencia MotoGP
- November 14, 2016

Suzuki's Maverick Vinales was his closest challenger, recording a 1m30.361s with a little over one minute remaining to finish 0.103s behind. The younger Spaniard, second on the grid with Lorenzo on pole, fell back to sixth at the start as Iannone and Rossi surged ahead but regained second with 10 laps to go and then steadily closed the gap. (more...)
How a Donald Trump Presidency Could Impact Mexico
- November 12, 2016

He said talks with the Trump team were already underway - and assured the people of Mexico that those talks did not include the building of a wall. NAFTA has been a cornerstone of Mexican economic policy since it took effect in 1994. Dialogue to make agreements is still the best route for Mexico, and my government will seek opportunities that benefit both nations in this new phase of bilateral relations. (more...)
India top court orders Punjab state to share river water India top court orders Punjab state to share river water
- November 11, 2016

The reference had been made by the then President A P J Abdul Kalam on the constitutional validity of the law passed by then Punjab government-led by Captain Amrinder Singh to nullify the court verdict and unilaterally terminating the nearly three-dacade old SYL water sharing agreement. (more...)
Massive fire engulfs building at former NY steel mill site Massive fire engulfs building at former NY steel mill site
- November 11, 2016

The building ignited after a light bulb fell onto some combustibles, one Lackawanna official said. No injuries were reported. Authorities say shelter in place from Lackawanna to Athol Springs includes residents in Hamburg and Lake Shore. (more...)
Jacob Zuma's survives bid to remove him as South Africa's president Jacob Zuma's survives bid to remove him as South Africa's president
- November 11, 2016

The ANC controls almost two-thirds of the 400 member National Assembly but a number of key figures from the ruling party have also joined the opposition in calling for Zuma's resignation. "The motion (is) using a black face to protect the interest of the white minority", said ANC minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Skosana has accused those who want to remove Zuma in office as wanting to derail his progress. (more...)
Instagram Brings Boomerang, Mentions, and 'See More' Links to Stories Instagram Brings Boomerang, Mentions, and 'See More' Links to Stories
- November 11, 2016

You can now use Boomerang, tag friends, and, if you're a verified user, add links to your Instagram Story . The former allows you to take a Boomerang inside Instagram by simply swiping right from the feed to open the stories camera. While this does mean users won't actually see the link they are going to before they click it, Instagram will be blocking inappropriate links, just like they already do with links in profiles. (more...)
Richmond high school students stage walkout to protest presidential election results Richmond high school students stage walkout to protest presidential election results
- November 10, 2016

Valley High School vice principal David Maxwell said students were given about 15 minutes to protest before they had to return to class. A student from Boulder's Fairview High said students at that school plan a similar walkout at 1:30 p.m. (more...)
'The Division's 'Survival' Expansion Gets a Trailer, Playable Now on PC 'The Division's 'Survival' Expansion Gets a Trailer, Playable Now on PC
- November 10, 2016

Survival is now live on the PC's PTR, and is available to anyone that bought a DLC pass before November 3rd. NY is about to be hit by one of the worst snowstorms in recorded history, so you need to manage your body temperature, as well as how much food and water you have on hand. (more...)
Dreamworld to demolish death ride Dreamworld to demolish death ride
- November 09, 2016

She also announced the theme park had engaged an independent mechanical engineering company to lead an external review of all Dreamworld and Whitewater World rides and their operating systems. This review will be peer reviewed by a global theme park safety specialist. Since the incident on October 25 visitors have been laying flowers at the gates of Dreamworld in memory of the victims. (more...)
UN climate chief confident world will shift to low emissions
- November 09, 2016

Last month, the Paris agreement-the world's first global agreement to fight climate change-was signed and sealed. China makes great positive efforts to reduce its emission and initializes the green and carbon-low development mode. Global energy companies have an important role to play in the implementation of the rules set by the nations and will discuss with countries the necessary steps to curb carbon emissions. (more...)
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
- November 08, 2016

Samsung would join several companies already working on their own digital assistants , including Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant . The Samsung home button design change is quite significant, considering it hasn't changed the home button's positioning since the first Galaxy S series device over seven years ago. (more...)
Samsung to offer digital assistant service in Galaxy S8
- November 08, 2016

According to the company's website, Samsung has lowered its operating profit forecast from 7.7-7.9 trillion Korean won to 5.1-5.3 trillion Korean won, translating into a hit of a whopping 2.6 trillion Korean won or United States of America $2.3 billion. (more...)