Sci-tech

Man alleges his Apple AirPods earphone blew up

Man alleges his Apple AirPods earphone blew up The incident happened earlier this week when Jason Colon was working out at a local LA Fitness club in St. Petersburg, Fla. Colon suspects a faulty battery is behind the incident - according to Apple, a failed electronic battery can lead to internal damage and overheating. [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date When Siri isn't playing Apple Music mixologist, the virtual assistant can also answer questions. But delays in its production have left Apple trying to play catch-up in the sector , which is now dominated by Amazon's smash hit Echo product , and also features Google's Home device. [Full Article...]

King Announces Lobster Emoji Officially Coming Soon

King Announces Lobster Emoji Officially Coming Soon The senator wrote to Unicode requesting a lobster emoji in September 2017 and cited the importance of the animal on Maine's culture and economy. King signed the tweet with cow (Angus) and crown (King) emojis. Angus King says the emoji is long-overdue and a cause for celebration for lobster lovers. Hair is a big deal in the new options with options for red hair, curly hair white hair and eve... [Full Article...]

United, 'Busby Babes' & a tragedy

United, 'Busby Babes' & a tragedy Prior to their arrival in Munich, Manchester United had been in Belgrade, where they played out a 3-3 draw in the second leg of their European Cup quarter-final against Red Star that ensured passage through to the tournament's semi-finals. [Full Article...]

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here Notifications will be sent to the player about the impending cut off allowing them to find a place to save, but there's also the option for an immediate sign out as well. From the Notifications menu just hit Triangle or the Options button to open the appropriate dialog. Love customizing your PS4 Home Screen? Arguably the biggest overhauls added by System Software Update 5.50 are the changes... [Full Article...]

New Office will only run on Windows 10

New Office will only run on Windows 10 Microsoft's built-in antivirus software for Windows 10 , Windows Defender, is getting an important new feature next month. The latest figures from Microsoft showed there were 600 million active monthly users of Windows 10 , and some estimates are starting to indicate the overall Windows 10 userbase may be overtaking that of Windows 7 . [Full Article...]

The Polar Bear Cam Makes It Clear: It's Getting Tougher Out There

The Polar Bear Cam Makes It Clear: It's Getting Tougher Out There They collared nine adult female polar bears on the sea ice of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska with a Global Positioning System video camera and observed the bears for discreet time periods over three consecutive years. They have evolved to hunt seals from atop sea ice and it's the only way they can satisfy their massive caloric needs. Andrew Derocher , a polar bear biologist at the University of A... [Full Article...]

A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech

A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech The researchers used software to figure out how similar the orca sound was to the sound that the orcas had heard, whether it was the sound of another orca or of a human. Cetacean brains are different, the context for communication varies, and in in the water medium where they evolved sound behaves differently. Her two trainers judged her success and then confirmed the final conclusion. [Full Article...]

Kenya's opposition leader has been sworn in as the "people's president"

Police Spokesman Charles Owino Owino confirmed that a stun grenade was hurled at Musyoka's home in the leafy Karen suburbs and two shots fired from a rifle. Shortly before 3 p.m., Odinga, clad in white, raised a green Bible in his right hand and swore an oath to assume the office of "People's President", promising to defend the constitution and to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the people ... [Full Article...]

Facebook prepares for GDPR by publishing 'privacy principles' for the first time

Facebook prepares for GDPR by publishing 'privacy principles' for the first time Facebook's decision to tighten up the social network's security comes as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) is due to come into effect this year. The new videos will appear in the News Feed in the near future. The new privacy center tool will be more comprehensive and unite key privacy settings rather than spreading them across multiple pages. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter's World Gets Bigger With Five Million Shipped

Monster Hunter's World Gets Bigger With Five Million Shipped Monster Hunter: World has a robust character creation system, so don't be afraid to tool around with it. There, many players have shared the idea that the absence of a beta phase on Xbox One is the cause of the problems they face today. Given that the game remains, deep down, an authentic Monster Hunter , it will be interesting to observe how it performs over the long-term. On console, anyone ... [Full Article...]

'Super blue blood moon' to appear Wednesday

'Super blue blood moon' to appear Wednesday Unlike pigs flying, blue moons themselves are not all too rare; they come every 2.7 years. According to NASA , on the eve of Super moon, the moon will appear 14 percent brighter than usual. That is because there will be a full moon. The best views will be in Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, and Eastern Asia, where early risers will be able to watch the entire eclipse. [Full Article...]

Plastic Trash Increases Risk of Devastating Disease in Corals

Plastic Trash Increases Risk of Devastating Disease in Corals The scholar argued that this indicator is equivalent to 15.7 billion in all coral reefs of Asia Pacific by 2025. For the study, an global team of scientists examined more than 150 reefs in the Asia-Pacific region between 2011 and 2014, finding plastic on a third of them. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With $189 Laptop For Schools

Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With $189 Laptop For Schools Microsoft also announced a handful of software projects designed for young learners. The new devices are aimed at those that "don't want to compromise on Chromebooks ", said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of the Windows and Devices Group, in the post. [Full Article...]

Livestream: Is today the day Rocket Lab finally takes off?

Livestream: Is today the day Rocket Lab finally takes off? Operators of tiny satellites don't have many options to get to space, and typically have to hitch rides on launches of much bigger probes. The US/New Zealand company has developed revolutionary technology which allows for rocket launches at a fraction of the price of a conventional launch. [Full Article...]

Cancer blood tests detects 8 tumour types

Cancer blood tests detects 8 tumour types Scientists are "very close" to using blood tests to screen for cancer as they "have the technology". The Johns Hopkins group and others have shown that so-called liquid biopsies of blood-borne tumor DNA can reveal, for example, whether a patient's cancer should respond to a specific drug. [Full Article...]

The 2019 Bullitt Mustang Display at NAIAS is Ford's Showstopper

The 2019 Bullitt Mustang Display at NAIAS is Ford's Showstopper The shifter for the manual gearbox is topped by a knob in the form of a white cue ball, just like the original. Because of the car's value, the owners didn't seem to be interested in letting the world know about this special Mustang , but the new Bullitt edition auto created a ideal excuse to bring the original back into the public eye. [Full Article...]

NAIAS 2018: All-new Mercedes G-Wagen retains iconic style

NAIAS 2018: All-new Mercedes G-Wagen retains iconic style Well, for the 2019 model year, the G-Wagen takes its first leap into the 21st century. And it gained while overall US auto sales and Mercedes sales dipped slightly. The two 12.3-inch displays and gauge style can be chosen by the driver in Classic, Sport , or Progressive layouts. The SUV now comes with a modern independent front suspension, whole steel and aluminium has been used in its constructi... [Full Article...]

One UN vote can't change our relations: Israel PM Netanyahu

One UN vote can't change our relations: Israel PM Netanyahu He will hold meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, apart from Modi. Discussions between the two prime ministers and business summits will also take place, with PM Modi hosting PM Netanyahu for dinner on Sunday night. [Full Article...]

Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes

Overwatch League update adds a ton of new skins and changes Games are also being broadcast on MLG , the Overwatch League website and app, and a new tab in Blizzard's Battle.net desktop app. In annual terms, the deal is comparable to the seven-year, $300M deal struck in late '16 by League of Legends publisher Riot Games with BAMTech. [Full Article...]


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