Thursday, 27 July 2017
Latest news
Home » Sci-tech

Sci-tech

Uber tries to have it both ways with self-driving cars

A few days later the California state stated it was illegal. After halting the San Francisco tests on Wednesday, Uber said it was seeking a solution to "develop workable statewide rules" in California that would allow it to test the autonomous vehicles in its home state. Read More »

Apple Watch Now Has A Pokemon Go App, Get The Details

Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager of Pokemon GO at Niantic Inc., speaks during the Tech Crunch Tokyo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. However, it is too soon to be happy since users still need their phone when catching a Pokemon. The Pokemon Go Apple watch app's main function is basically for notifications. Read More »

Netflix's Twitter account hacked

The website states that services include social media account protection for $30, while website or corporate network protection comes with a $1,000 to $5,000 price tag. The messages posted to the Netflix Twitter account just say "Don't worry, we are just testing your security, contact us to tell you more about that". Read More »

Monterey Bay killer whales vs shark

perth_map

An incredible new video in California's Monterey Bay showing killer whales ripping apart a large shark has gone viral, and the footage is remarkable for its rarity in showing the secret lives of offshore killer whales . "I don't think anybody's gotten any drone footage of it", she said, adding that the use of drones to capture aerial video has also been instrumental in research lately. Read More »

Obama Administration Blocks Arctic, Atlantic Drilling

Arctic Ocean from oil and gas leasing secures his historic conservation legacy on behalf of the American people, said Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), who has led the congressional efforts building up to today's announcement. If Trump does issue an order reversing Obama's proclamation, it would be up to environmental groups or others to challenge his actions in court. Obama's action Tuesday was accompanied by Canada's placing a moratorium on new leasing in its Arctic waters as well. Read More »

Atlas V launches Echostar satellite

perth_map

Built by Space Systems Loral , EchoStar 19 will provide high-speed internet service to customers of HughesNet across North America. "This satellite has a lot of capability - a lot of transponders to be able to provide internet service to a very broad global market", said Tony Taliancich, director of launch operations at Cape Canaveral for the United Launch Alliance (ULA). Read More »

Likely to miss three-to-six weeks

The Clippers would be "very cautious" with Griffin's recovery process because they want him healthy and available for the second half of the season, the executive said. Redick and DeAndre Jordan the likely candidates to significantly increase their production. Griffin, a five-time NBA All-Star, is averaging 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds in 26 games this season for the Clippers who are fourth in the Western Conference with a 20-8 record. Read More »

A cold but bright Friday... then weekend snow/rain

perth_map

The cold surface high is sliding east, not northeast, which will allow for surface winds to switch and strengthen from the south as the storm approaches Saturday morning. Sunday, the surface low slides to our north, dragging a cold front across the state. Monday will be mostly sunny, breezy and cold. We're back in the ice box thereafter, with high temperatures in the low 30s Monday and Tuesday statewide, before moderating mid-week. Read More »

Vine's mobile apps will be rebranded 'Vine Camera'

This also seems like a pretty clear sign that Twitter is not going to sell Vine . Back in October, when Twitter announced the dissolution of Vine, the internet community spent the day in mourning . Unfortunately, Vine failed to convince other companies to close a deal. Vine is also reminding users that their videos that were uploaded to the social network can be downloaded and saved through the app or the website, so if you want to keep all your uploads for nostalgic purposes, you will ... Read More »

Obama Administration Protects Access to Health Care for Millions of People

A congressional pro-life leader - Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. - said the Obama administration "will not have the last word". For the moment, however, the head of Planned Parenthood expressed satisfaction with the outcome. He then stressed Congress' and Trump's eagerness to sign the bill that will essentially drive a nail through the abortion giant and Obama's signature so-called "Affordable Care Act". Read More »

Ratan Tata likely to resign as Tata Trusts chairman

To be sure, it's the second case filed, the first one being a class action by a few shareholders against Tata Sons . Mr Wadia had filed a Rs 3,000 crore defamation suit against Mr Ratan Tata , Tata Sons and its directors as Tata Sons has sought his removal from the boards of all Tata companies where he is director. Read More »

The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, and SolarMovie banned in Australia

The most notorious of the sites to be blocked is The Pirate Bay; founded in Sweden, the site is probably the most infamous source for pirated content in the world, never mind Australia. The main respondents were internet service providers Telstra, Optus, TPG (which also owns iiNet) and M2 Group (owner of iPrimus and Dodo), but the list in total included more than 50 companies. Read More »

'DuckTales' lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck

perth_map

Tennant most recently appeared in Netflix's "Jessica Jones" as Kilgrave, but also played the Tenth Doctor in "Doctor Who" and Barty Crouch, Jr.in the film " Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ". David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz , Bobby Moynihan, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye and Kate Micucci were assembled for a video reveal with the stars of the new series singing the fan-favorite " DuckTales " theme song. Read More »

Dylann Roof a coward full of hate, ignorance

perth_map

Roof said in a taped confession that he carried out the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17 2015 in retaliation for alleged crimes committed by black people against whites. "He must be held accountable for each and every action he took inside that church", Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams said. The prosecutor's 50-minute closing argument filled the court with tension. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe officially revealed

This marks the thirteenth and final launch from Mercedes-Benz for this year. Freshly unveiled from Stuttgart is the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The unique system works with compatible mobile phones and not just charges them wirelessly, but also lets your smartphone connect to the vehicle's external aerial by means of capacitive aerial coupling. Read More »

Twitter Adds Live Video To App Options

Twitter has announced that it is integrating live streaming directly into its core app on Android and iOS, negating the need to download Periscope separately, something it has been encouraging since it acquired the company almost two years ago. Read More »

Wintry mix causes messy Monday commute in NY area

perth_map

Scattered light snow showers and flurries are possible Monday evening as an Arctic Cold Front drops into Wisconsin early Tuesday morning. Morris, Sussex, western Passaic and Warren counties are now expected to see 2 to 4 inches of snow. Read More »

Microsoft and Intel create a smarter Cortana and enhanced PCs

Devices built around Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon processors will, the companies have jointly announced , be able to run Windows 10 - and this time it's truly the same release of Windows you'd find on an x86/AMD64 device. About 2 months ago Microsoft demonstrated new Windows Defender app which is now available in Windows Store. The latest security capabilities to protect devices from malware and hacking threats, advances in biometric authentication with Windows Hello, sophisticated ... Read More »

Piece of dinosaur tail trapped in amber a 'spectacular' find

The tip of the tail belonged to a non-avialan theropod and was sealed in the tree resin 99 million years ago. The fossilized tail, discovered by Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences in 2015 in a Myanmar amber market in 2015, marked "the first time skeletal material from a dinosaur has been found in amber", the paleontologist said in an interview with the New York Times . Read More »

Carrier union chief says he's willing to work with Trump

perth_map

As it turns out, some of those 800 jobs will be phased out, too-in favor of robots. "We're going to... automate to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive", Hayes said. The Washington Post also mentioned how Trump claimed that a Carrier employee had appeared on NBC after the election and said that Trump promised their jobs wouldn't be sent overseas. Read More »

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

He said Glenn "was a hero and inspired generations of future explorers". Glenn also served as a Marine combat pilot and he represented OH in the US Senate for more than two decades. In 1974, he was elected to represent OH in the US Senate. John Glenn, one of the world's most experienced space travelers and an avid politician, has passed away at 95. Read More »

Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

perth_map

One student, Madison Davidson, 14, said she heard people yelling but did not know what to think. A student, Robert Barragan, told the Gazette-Journal that two male students were fighting outside the school library before a police officer shot the knife-wielding student in the shoulder. Read More »

Amazon Go is a store with no checkouts

Amazon's system makes use of technology that can also be found in self-driving cars. Although it may sound like a shoplifter's dream, know that the store uses something called "Just Walk Out technology", which can track when items have been removed from the shelves. Read More »