Sci-tech

9-year-old "Guardian of the Galaxy" submits application for NASA job

9-year-old Jack also received a phone call Friday from NASA's Planetary Research Director, Jonathan Rall, who congratulated him on his interest in the position. "It's about protecting earth from tiny microbes when we bring back samples from the Moon, asteroids and Mars". Clearly impressed, Dr James L. Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division swiftly responded to the youngster's application,... [Full Article...]

Air quality getting even worse

Air quality getting even worse Friday is expected to be in the high moderate to unhealthy range for sensitive groups, according to a news release from Klamath County Public Health. Air quality August 3, 2017 for western Canada and parts of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. People with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory ailments, or who are over 65, have a higher risk of illness from wildfire smoke, the agency said. [Full Article...]

Facebook's troubled Stories feature is coming to the desktop

Facebook's troubled Stories feature is coming to the desktop Facebook copied Snapchat and brought Stories to Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook . But if the test proves to be successful, there will be a wide release of the feature very soon. I know I definitely don't use it, but who knows, maybe Facebook can tap into some sort of niche group. Now, this feature is popular on WhatsApp or Instagram more than the Snapchat itself. [Full Article...]

Former VW Compliance Executive Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case

Former VW Compliance Executive Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case On Wednesday, Germany's carmakers, including VW, BMW and Daimler, agreed to upgrade 5.3 million diesel vehicles to reduce their harmful emissions as they scramble to save a technology badly tarnished by the VW test-rigging scandal. Mr. Schmidt reported to Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the former head of engine development at Volkswagen, who is among eight Volkswagen executives to be charged in the United S... [Full Article...]

Jio Phone may get its own version of WhatsApp

Jio Phone may get its own version of WhatsApp The 4G enabled VoLTE feature phone from Reliance Jio - JioPhone - which is expected to become available in September will have messaging application WhatsApp built in. The company also launched exclusive data plans for the device. On the flip side, if you walk into a small phone recharge booth, you still see feature phones being used for adding talk time to phones using UMTS and SMS based sy... [Full Article...]

Rhythm Violence Game Thumper Coming To Xbox One Later This Month

Rhythm Violence Game Thumper Coming To Xbox One Later This Month A rhythm title with a unique twist, players must press a button to hit notes in time to the background music, at the same time as they attempt to avoid obstacles. If you haven't picked it up, Thumper is now available for $20 on PS4 and PC. As for Xbox One only features, the developers say that the Xbox One controller is a good fit for the game as the controls have been fine tuned to use the ... [Full Article...]

Spotify on Xbox rumors heat up

Spotify on Xbox rumors heat up That could mean that Spotify's full release is just around the corner. According to The Verge , sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft's plans have told The Verge that a Spotify app for Xbox One is coming soon, and is now being tested internally. [Full Article...]

Starting from K8 Note, all Lenovo phones to come with pure Android

Starting from K8 Note, all Lenovo phones to come with pure Android Apart from that, the interface and bloatware will be replaced with stock Android experience. Much like Moto phones, the Lenovo phones will come with some software enhancements like the addition of Dolby Atmos tech which has been part of Lenovo phones for some years now, and the TheaterMax. [Full Article...]

Facebook makes transition from phrase-based to AI powered translations

Facebook makes transition from phrase-based to AI powered translations The Caffe2 team today also announced that in part due to work done around translation, the framework is now able to work with recurrent neural networks. "We need to account for context, slang, typos, abbreviations, and intent simultaneously". Rather, the system would break down sentences into individual phrases and keywords, and then use probability calculations and search algorithms to attempt ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image leaked by Evan Blass

Unlike the original Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that came with a model number SM-N930, the refurbished Galaxy Note FE has model number SM-N935. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch date is just around the corner and rumors and leaks are likely to happen as the giant is stepping in the ring again. [Full Article...]

NASA hiring officer to protect Earth from Aliens. Really?

NASA hiring officer to protect Earth from Aliens. Really? He also hopes to see " Men in Black " soon, and learn how to think like an alien. The position is for a Planetary Protection Officer - and it pays quite well. More than anything the PPO "is responsible for the leadership of NASA's planetary protection capability, maintenance of planetary protection policies, and oversight of their implementation by NASA's space flight missions", the job desc... [Full Article...]

JUST IN: Aisha Buhari returns from London, storms Imo

JUST IN: Aisha Buhari returns from London, storms Imo Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, as well as the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki. President Buhari has been in London since 7 May receiving treatment for an obviously grave, but undisclosed ailment. Giving details of the cloosed-door meeting with the Acting President, he said, "he was able to brief us on the situation in the country, the economy and the solution and antidotes to some o... [Full Article...]

Philippines: Law for providing free internet in public places gets president's nod

Philippines: Law for providing free internet in public places gets president's nod Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna and Sarah Elago of Kabataan, authors of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act , said that since a budget was not provided under the proposed P3.7 trillion budget for 2018, it was incumbent upon members of the House to appropriate funds for its implementation. [Full Article...]

Nokia Camera App Available on Google Play Store

Nokia Camera App Available on Google Play Store The presence of Android 8.0 on the alleged Nokia 8 suggests that the Finnish firm could be launching the handset with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and may be now testing the major software update of Android 8.0. And Smart Text Selection improves copy and paste. So users wouldn't have to wait for OTA updates anymore since they can update the Camera app directly from the Play Store . [Full Article...]

Royal Bank Of Canada Reiterates Hold Rating for Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)

Royal Bank Of Canada Reiterates Hold Rating for Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) About 53,000 shares traded. Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shares of Citrix Systems, Inc. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CTXS in report on Thursday, October 20 with "Outperform" rating. 02/02/2017 - Citrix Systems, Inc. had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. [Full Article...]

Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LILA) Receives An Update From Brokers

Analysts reviewing Liberty Global plc have recently updated their recommended buy/sell ratings and price targets on the stock. Investors and traders using technical analysis to examine stocks may be interested in taking a look at the ATR or Average True Range. [Full Article...]

BMO Capital Markets Increases Tableau Software, Inc

BMO Capital Markets Increases Tableau Software, Inc Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, February 5 report. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/08/03/bmo-capital-markets-increases-tableau-software-inc-nysedata-price-target-to-70-00.html. [Full Article...]

Rime heads to Nintendo Switch in November

Rime heads to Nintendo Switch in November Rime was originally supposed to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2013, so it's kind of awesome to think that after all this time, it's available on three platforms, about to be joined by a fourth. Grey Box , Six Foot and independent developer Tequila Works have announced today that their adventure game, RiME , is coming to Nintendo Switch . [Full Article...]

Apple iPad Sales Increased In Q3

Apple iPad Sales Increased In Q3 The Apple shipped 11.4 million iPads sold during the quarter were a dramatic increase from from the 9.95 million iPads it shipped during the year-ago quarter. Apple shares are up more than 5 percent in after-hours trading. That's the first time that's happened in a few years. "That suggests to me, strongly, that this sales bump was driven strongly by the new 9.7-inch iPad that starts at $329". [Full Article...]

Nissan Leaf Not One To Hide Under The Covers

Nissan Leaf Not One To Hide Under The Covers The Japanese auto company saying that the design, which was inspired by airplane wings, will allow drivers to travel further on a single charge and provides better stability too. Nissan say their engineers were inspired by airplane wings to create the idea shape, "enabling a symmetric air flow that helps it slice through the air for a smoother, more efficient journey". [Full Article...]


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