Sci-tech


Nvidia CEO says graphics chips and deep learning are driving huge innovations
- January 07, 2017

Nvidia plans to develop localisation technology based on the Here HD Live Map as part of its DriveWorks software. Level 4 means that the car's AI system will be able to handle routine driving situations without a driver's intervention. (more...)
Modi arrives in Patna to attend 'Prakash Utsav' Modi arrives in Patna to attend 'Prakash Utsav'
- January 06, 2017

In the Sikh society, Guru Gobind Singh is considered a ideal example of manhood; highly educated, skilled in horsemanship, armed combat, chivalrous, and generous in character. Founder of Khalsa : On March 30 in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa , it is the army of all initiated Sikhs, represented by five Sikh volunteers, named as Panj Pyaare or "five beloved ones" by the Guru. (more...)
CES 2017: HTC is Launching an Unlimited VR App Subscription
- January 06, 2017

The new add-ons are meant to make virtual reality more immersive and comfortable. For example, a Vive user can hold a controller in either hand, complete with a thumbstick and trigger, and simulate reaching for a backpack by putting their hand on their shoulder. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old Aurora boy Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old Aurora boy
- January 04, 2017

Metz said it could take time to confirm the body's identity. Police described Puckett as 'at-risk, ' due to a slight learning disability. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER alert Monday afternoon because of both the cold weather and the amount of time the boy, David Puckett , has been missing, Aurora police spokesman Crystal McCoy said at an afternoon news briefing. (more...)
SpaceX to resume commercial spaceflights SpaceX to resume commercial spaceflights
- January 03, 2017

Putting corrective actions in place, the company said Monday it plans to resume flights with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles on January 8 to boost 10 Iridium NEXT satellite telephone relay stations into orbit. (more...)
As Turkey's President Pushes For More Power, Critics Get Nervous As Turkey's President Pushes For More Power, Critics Get Nervous
- December 31, 2016

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) stood at 51.9 percent and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) at 24.7 percent. The AKP has 316 deputies eligible to vote and the MHP 39, though a few have voiced opposition to the reform. (more...)
Investigators Push for Amazon Echo Recordings in Ark. Murder Case Investigators Push for Amazon Echo Recordings in Ark. Murder Case
- December 30, 2016

Bates has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is on bail awaiting his trial next year, the Washington Post reports. A man was found dead in a hot tub in Bentonville, Arkansas , last year. Mr. Smith, meanwhile, has said that officers had followed the proper procedure in such a case, and had obtained a search warrant from a judge based on probably cause. (more...)
Coolpad unveils Cool 1 Dual in India for Rs 13999 Coolpad unveils Cool 1 Dual in India for Rs 13999
- December 30, 2016

The Coolpad Cool 1 would be available in India in two variants, and interestingly, both come with same price tag - Rs 13,999. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core processor , along with the Adreno 510 GPU. The unique mark scanner is situated on the back board of the cell phone and brags of opening the gadget in 0.15 seconds time. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (nano), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System. (more...)
Ford to show next-gen Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype at CES Ford to show next-gen Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype at CES
- December 29, 2016

With the new Fusion, Ford triples the size of its test fleet to 30 vehicles. Electrical controls are now closer to production form, suggesting the project is beginning to bridge the gap between expensive testbed and a showroom model. The automaker sees the latest iteration as a significant step toward its goal of putting self-driving vehicles on roads by 2021. If automakers want to sell self-driving vehicles, they need to work on sensor integration and can't have vehicles looking like they ... (more...)
'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher in stable condition after medical emergency 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher in stable condition after medical emergency
- December 26, 2016

Paramedics met the plane and rushed Fisher to the hospital shortly before noon, Pacific time. The Los Angeles Times reported she was "in a lot of distress on the flight", and said she was in "critical condition". William Shatner, an co-actor, urge Carrie Fisher's fans to send her their best and special thoughts. Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2016 at Donald E. (more...)
Aaron Rodgers makes serious MVP case in Packers' win over Vikings Aaron Rodgers makes serious MVP case in Packers' win over Vikings
- December 25, 2016

When the law firm of Rodgers to Rodgers , A-Rod and tight end Richard Rodgers , hooked up on a 13-yard TD with just over nine minutes to go, the Vikings were tapping out and hoping Delta goes a better job on the 48-minute flight home. Right now, Rodgers is the great one. I was seeing things better. And so, Green Bay will head into the Motor City next weekend riding a wave of confidence. (more...)
Uber halts California self-driving auto test
- December 24, 2016

A few days later the California state stated it was illegal. An Uber spokesman told CNET in an email, "Our cars departed for Arizona this morning by truck". There are now 20 companies that hold that permit. Since the pilot began on December 14, San Franciscans have flagged several incidents involving the self-driving Ubers, from running red lights to making right turns through bike lanes - even though cars had human operators in them too. (more...)
Newly discovered coral-reef fish named after Obama Newly discovered coral-reef fish named after Obama
- December 24, 2016

President. The marine biologists discovered this species earlier this year, in June, during an expedition to Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Scientists have named a new set of small pink and yellow coral-reef fish - found exclusively within the marine protected area in Hawaii - in honour of Obama. (more...)
Energy Transfer Partners Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for ETP
- December 23, 2016

The company reached its 52-Week high of $37.42 on Dec 9, 2016 and 52-Week low of $21.33 on Jan 20, 2016. The Next Quarter EPS growth is -10.3%, Long term annual growth estimate of 17.62%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -10.31 percent. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Oct 10, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -29.4%. American Research & Management Co. (more...)
Uber sending self-driving cars to Arizona Uber sending self-driving cars to Arizona
- December 23, 2016

The order came after an Uber auto was reportedly seen running a red light in downtown San Francisco, but the company refused to comply with the agency's demand, arguing that it did not require a permit because each of its 16 vehicles are continuously monitored by a driver and an engineer who sit in the front seats. (more...)
Refurbished Apple Watches are now available through the official store
- December 23, 2016

The Apple Watch is (finally) available in refurbished version on the American Refurb Store. Previously, Apple offered refurbished iPad, iPhones, iPods, Apple TV as well as Macs. Cupertino quietly began selling spruced-up versions of its most common models at discounted prices. The 42mm option starts at $249, saving you 16 percent. (more...)
Earnings Whispers: Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) & Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Earnings Whispers: Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) & Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)
- December 22, 2016

Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $79.00 price target on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, October 21st. (more...)
OurMine Hacks Netflix's Twitter Account OurMine Hacks Netflix's Twitter Account
- December 22, 2016

The full message, which can be seen below, was followed by a secondary tweet that invited Twitter users to see how secure their accounts were by emailing the hacking group responsible, OurMine. This three-person team made their presence known in June when they hacked Mark Zuckerberg and Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick in June. As amusing as it may sound, the hacker group's primary goal is to test password strength of popular social media accounts who have a lot of followers. (more...)
Financial Watchlist of Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW)
- December 21, 2016

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.76% of the company's stock. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.12. The Dow Chemical Company's ( DOW ) stock price showed strong performance of 0.88% in last seven days, switched up 10.16% in last thirty days and it rose 22.76% in last one year. (more...)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - New Concept Art
- December 21, 2016

Edwards was asked in a recent interview with Empire , which has since been taken down (via io9 ) whether the somewhat grisly ending of the movie (most of the main characters die by the time the credits roll) was always meant to be the ending. (more...)
Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral
- December 20, 2016

The launch will bring to an end the calendar year for United Launch Alliance, which has launched 12 rockets this year. An Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying the EchoStar XIX satellite into orbit. (more...)
Blake Griffin To Undergo Knee Surgery, Will Miss 3-6 Weeks Blake Griffin To Undergo Knee Surgery, Will Miss 3-6 Weeks
- December 20, 2016

Griffin will undergo the procedure, considered a "clean up", early this week, league sources said. Griffin has missed only one game, on December 10, due to right knee soreness, CBS Sports reports . As it now stands, just 5 of the Clippers' next 19 games are against teams with winning records. Griffin played well despite his right knee injury and has posted impressive shooting numbers his last four games - three of which were wins. (more...)
Reintroducing Vine app v5.50.0
- December 18, 2016

Though Vine's withering makes it unlikely that Twitter will be flooded with looping videos, even a modest influx could be a headache for users who prefer Twitter's current text-centric environment. The post went on to explain that in 2017, Vine would transition into a "pared-down" camera app called Vine Camera. However, it seems the company has other plans for the platform. (more...)
Posters hailing Sasikala, Jayalalithaa`s niece appear all over Tamil Nadu Posters hailing Sasikala, Jayalalithaa`s niece appear all over Tamil Nadu
- December 17, 2016

In Tiruchirapalli, AIADMK district functionaries had organised an indefinite fast, demanding that Sasikala take over the party. Justice K. Kalyanasundaram, before whom the suit filed by Sasikala Pushpa and her husband came up for hearing, ordered notice to the AIADMK party and Sasikala Natarajan and posted to December 21 further hearing of the case. (more...)
Australia's Federal Court Orders ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay Australia's Federal Court Orders ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay
- December 17, 2016

The court ruling is the first site-blocking case. Since its founding in Sweden back in 2003, The Pirate Bay has grown to be the largest torrent host in the world. The sites included in the blocking order are The Pirate Bay , Torrentz , TorrentHound , IsoHunt and SolarMovie (as well as a raft of their mirror sites and proxies). (more...)
Donald Trump Selects Rick Perry To Head Department of Energy Donald Trump Selects Rick Perry To Head Department of Energy
- December 17, 2016

But it would seem Perry has changed his tune on Trump, the glasses , and, for that matter, the Department of Energy. Outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is a renowned nuclear physicist. He eventually became an occasional surrogate for Trump during the general election. Trump named Perry as his pick for the top US energy job on Wednesday morning, handing the portfolio to a climate change sceptic with close ties to the oil and gas industry, and who previously proposed abolishing the ... (more...)
HC allows promoters to vote at Tata EGMs HC allows promoters to vote at Tata EGMs
- December 17, 2016

Tata Sons was not immediately reachable for comment. "At the heart of the sustainability the Tata group is governance reform, throughout in the institution". Only the body which appoints a director can remove him. He said that the SEBI and the court must interfere to ensure that the interests of the independent directors and minority shareholders are "not subverted by the overweening promoters of the group". (more...)
'DuckTales' lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck 'DuckTales' lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck
- December 17, 2016

Get ready to have the " DuckTales " theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Pudi ( Community ) will play Huey, Schwartz ( House of Lies ) will take on the role of Dewey, with Moynihan ( Saturday Night Live ) playing the third brother, Louie. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors - Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner and Iris Scanner Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors - Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner and Iris Scanner
- December 17, 2016

The speculation on Samsung's upcoming flagship is increasing, especially since the South Korean company is looking to regain consumer trust following the disaster with the Galaxy Note 7. This update prevents the device from charging and eliminates the ability for it to work as a mobile device. The issue was found to be a battery manufacturing error, and replacement devices were then manufactured and issued to users after an update was released to cap battery life. (more...)
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos among tech execs to meet with Trump
- December 15, 2016

Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and others will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York , Wednesday. Despite those tensions, Trump named Musk to a business advisory council that will give private-sector input to Trump after he takes office on January 20. (more...)