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Why Did Apple Just File a Vaporizer Patent?


A patent proposes that Apple may be working on its own high-tech vaporizer unit that uses high temperatures to "cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize". Perhaps most important to consider is the fact that Apple merely filed for a patent and if history is any indication, Apple doesn't follow through on what it files. Read More »

Protesters set to gather at border wall - of Mark Zuckerberg's Hawaiian estate


At the time, Forbes Magazine described the estate as a "secluded" property for Zuckerberg's family. The news is a win for natives, who planned to protest the lawsuits this weekend, according to Business Insider . Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has chose to backtrack on his decision to sue hundreds of native Hawaiians, which would have likely forced the families to sell their land at a public court auction to the highest bidder. Read More »

A wasp horror story that makes you glad you're not an insect


The host, Bassettia pallida , usually matures into a crypt (the gull). The team hopes to expand on this study in order to figure out how the crypt-keepers manage to change the gall wasp's behavior. "One hard thing is that we can't see what's happening until they come out", Weinersmith said. Beyond that, the crypt-keeper wasps are just one of the few hypermanipulators, which are parasites that manipulate the behavior of parasites that are manipulative themselves. Read More »

Halliburton Company Q4 Profit Retreats 87%

The correct version of this story can be viewed at 2,611 shares were sold by McKeon Timothy, worth $142,300 on Wednesday, November 30. Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) last released its earnings results on Monday, January 23rd. Read More »

Trump To Automakers: "Welcome" To The Dictatorship


Trump did not meet with executives from foreign brand automakers that also build cars in the US, although several have announced recent plant expansions. General Motors too followed suit, announcing a $1 billion investment into its existing factories, on top of a $2.9 billion investment announcement a year ago, accounting for the retainment of 1500 jobs, according to GM. Read More »

Super Bowl LI half set following NFC Championship


Green Bay has Eddie Lacy and James Starks on the shelf with injuries , so it will turn to Ty Montgomery, who did not play when these two teams met in late-October. "We'll take care of it". Atlanta's defense, which has had its moments but never developed into a consistent unit, dominated from start to end on Sunday. Read More »

2016 declared hottest year on record


In 2016, the average surface temperatures was recorded at 1.1C higher the levels recorded before the industrial revolution, when the large-scale burning of fossil fuel commenced. The Arctic was almost 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit hotter past year than in preindustrial period, a "very large change" according to Goddard Institute for Space Studies director Gavin Schmidt. Read More »

The 3 graphics showing how 2016 was the warmest year on record

Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, says that 12 percent of last year's record heat was caused by the cyclical El Niño phenomenon, while the rest likely originated with burning of fossil fuels. That is, until 2015, which replaced it as the warmest year on record. Warmer temperatures melt its ice and snow, which reflect sunlight back into space, producing water, which absorbs rather than reflects that heat, causing a vicious cycle. Read More »

Nintendo Switch: Arms won't require Joy-Con motion controls to play

With the Nintendo Switch acting as both a fully portable system and a TV-based console, you might think the hardware is meant to serve as a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS. Despite Fils-Aime's recent statements, we still don't have official confirmations of a Super Smash Bros . game for the Switch. Players can play against each other with two consoles. Read More »

Watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPhone 10 years ago today

Although Apple has has some success with products released after the iPhone - the iPad tablet, for example - the company has in recent years had to fend off accusations that it has lost its ability to innovate. January 9 - today, marks the anniversary of what the company calls the "gold standard" for smartphones - iPhone . Meanwhile, Apple's competitors have generated bundles of cash in the smartphone market, and looking ahead, there appears to be no slowing down investment in the ... Read More »

Nissan plans to put driverless cars on streets by 2020


This process is then communicated to other autonomous vehicles so they can follow the same route (and avoid engaging other mobility managers). SAM is based on NASA's Visual Environment for Remote Exploration (VERVE) which is used to oversee robots - like NASA's Curiosity - on the space agency interplanetary missions. Read More »

CES 2017: Amazon Alexa comes to Ford Sync

Steve Rabuchin, vice president of Amazon Alexa, said: "We're excited to work with Ford to enhance the driver experience both inside and outside of the vehicle". The technology, which comes with a digital assistant named Alexa , has promised to make life a little easier by helping answer questions quickly and order products easily. Read More »

HTC's Vive is going wireless without introducing an all-new headset

Some were just like props while others were integrated with controllers, with additional buttons and joysticks built in to give players more control in their virtual world. HTC is looking to expand the Vive's inputs from the motion-tracking wands now included. Meanwhile, the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is meant to improve the quality of 360-degree audio consumption by making it more comfortable and practical to use. Read More »

Sikhs throng Patna Sahib on 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh


Sonia Gandhi, Congress: Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji was not only creator of the gracious " Khalsa " but was a renowned spiritual master, warrior, poet & philosopher. "Wishing you and your family a very happy & prosperous Gurpurab Guru Gobind Singh Ji de Janam dihade dian sareyan nu wadhaiyan". Sukhbir Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal: Heartiest greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji Jayanti Virendra Sehwag: May the holy teachings of #GuruGobindSingh ... Read More »

Google linked with SoundCloud takeover


Soundcloud is a cult favorite for internet streaming, but hasn't caught hold like Spotify or Apple Music. The entirety of that community and the service that ties it all together is now supposedly being valued at around $500 Million, with Google said to be the potential buyer. Read More »

Ben Affleck Hedges on Directing Batman Solo Movie


Oscar victor Ben Affleck (" Argo ") directed and stars in the dramatic crime thriller "Live by Night". Fans have been receiving mixed responses from Ben Affleck concerning the filming of DCEU's The Batman. However, Ben Affleck might be delaying the project to craft a script that could compete with Nolan's version. In a recent interview with The Guardian , Affleck was asked about directing the DC superhero project, and answered: 'That's the idea . Read More »

Body found in search for missing Colo. boy


The pond is being treated as a crime scene and may be drained, police said. The family searched for David for an hour before calling Aurora police. The body has yet to be identified as missing 6-year-old David Puckett , but a tracking dog involved in the search for him led the investigation to the iced-over pond. Read More »

Apple to open production unit in Bengaluru

But looking back at this year's Q1 production, Apple also did some adjustments on the production of its iPhones. Given the situation that Apple is in, it appears the Cupertino giant has already planned of adjusting the number of devices it will be making in the first quarter of 2017. Read More »

Coolpad to step up premium smartphone play


In the time we spent with the smartphone, the Cool 1's cameras were able to capture good quality photos. The device was officially launched in India on Wednesday for Rs 13,999, keeping in mind the budget-conscious buyers in India. He is hopeful that 2017 will be a game changer for them since the company is gearing up to occupy 4% market share. We are constantly innovating and bringing products that the consumers want. Read More »

Ford to unveil its next-generation self-driving vehicle


The company also said it was tripling its autonomous fleet, to about 90 cars, in 2017. Also, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles delivered 100 uniquely outfitted Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo - previously Google's Self-Driving Car Project - so that the tech giant can outfit the minivans with its self-driving technology. Read More »