SpaceX targets launch of communication satellite on Monday

SpaceX targets launch of communication satellite on Monday EDT (or 23:21 UTC) Monday, May 15. SpaceX plans to launch a commercial communications satellite Monday afternoon in what will be the Elon Musk-led company's fifth launch of the year. The company has a 49-minute launch window, during which time the Falcon 9 can still take off. SpaceX says it wants to put a fleet of thousands of satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to create a massive high-sp... [Full Article...]

Google Goes After Individual Pages That Violate Brand Safety, Not Entire Sites

Google Goes After Individual Pages That Violate Brand Safety, Not Entire Sites Publishers monetizing through AdSense will have a better sense about which of their pages are completely blocked, but they won't receive notifications about content that may be brand-safe for some advertisers but not others. One, Mountain View will no longer remove ads from the complete website when a policy violation against the website/YouTuber's offending content is registered. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for USA government

Across the country, cheers erupted at SpaceX Mission Control at company headquarters in Hawthorne. NROL-76, the designation for the classified satellite launch, was SpaceX's first dedicated mission for the military. It was the company's fourth zone landing and the 10th overall successful landing of the first stage booster. Due to the classified nature of the NROL-76 launch, SpaceX has ... [Full Article...]

Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week

Trump say it's possible he could pick FBI head by next week The dinner came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and parallel congressional investigations have cast a cloud over Trump's presidency since he took office on January 20, threatening to overwhelm his policy priorities. [Full Article...]

Star Wars fans celebrate May 4th

The phrase was born back when former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was elected on May 4, 1979 - two years after Star Wars was released. The Tories took out an ad in the London Evening News that read, " May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie". [Full Article...]

Io-Interactive Will Retain Rights to Hitman, Season 2 Coming in 2018

Io-Interactive Will Retain Rights to Hitman, Season 2 Coming in 2018 According to German site Gamestar .de, the rights to " Hitman " will stay with IO Interactive and not with Square Enix, which is deemed unusual for such to happen between a publisher and a developer. Io-Interactive is expected to release a statement on recent developments next week. It has been pointed out that Denmark, which is where the developer calls home, is currently on holiday from now... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches its first 'secretive' satellite for the U.S. government!

Department of Defense. Elon Musk's commercial rocket company made a successful liftoff Monday morning from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. There is not much information about the goal of the mission or the intended orbit of the satellite since this was a national security launch. The landing - back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida - loo... [Full Article...]

Eurovision finals interrupted by mooning streaker draped in Australian flag

While the incident was one of the most talked about moments of Eurovsion, police in the Ukraine did not see the amusing side, arresting Sediuk and detaining him. Despite Isaiah Firebrace coming ninth in this year's Eurovision song content, it seems Australia could be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Bulgaria's 17-year-old entrant Kristian Kostov was the runner-up with Moldova's three-man-... [Full Article...]

NIO EP9 Electric Car Takes Nurburgring Crown with 6m 45s Lap Record

NIO EP9 Electric Car Takes Nurburgring Crown with 6m 45s Lap Record The track-focused version of the Huracan had soon caught attention by setting a new production vehicle lap record at the famous 20.81 km Nurburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany. It's capable of 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in less than 2.7 seconds and a top speed of nearly 195 miles per hour. If that wasn't impressive enough, the EP9 has a range of 427 km (265 miles) and have been creat... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang unveils satellite photos of THAAD in South Korea

North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system which was deployed by the USA military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on Thursday. Moon said he hopes to meet Xi at an early date and Xi formally invited Moon to visit Beijing, it said. He was elected following a corruption scandal that saw his conservative predeces... [Full Article...]

BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

In this case, a spokesperson for Christy Clark tells CKNW Judith Guichon had that conversation with her Wednesday morning. With three seats, the Green party holds the balance of power in the legislature - a remarkable position for Weaver after becoming the first Green elected four years ago. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack: 200000 victims hit in 150 countries

Cyber attack: 200000 victims hit in 150 countries WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware has led to massive attack on personal and business computers across the world and technology experts suggest that the attack could have been avoided if users had kept their systems updated. The ransomware attack was particularly malicious, because if just one person in an organization clicked on an infected attachment or bad link, all the computers in a network would... [Full Article...]

After S. Korean Leader Eyes North Trip, Trump Offers US Invite

He also said he was prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Hwang Woo-yea, the education minister under Ms Park, said that they were meant to teach "the proud history of South Korea, which has achieved both democratisation and industrialisation in the shortest time in the world history". [Full Article...]

Happy Valley triumphs as Bafta guests are told to mind their politics

The show opened with host Sue Perkins referring to the absence of her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, telling the crowd they may know her best as "and Sue", adding: "I know what you're thinking". It doesn't seem possible for a TV awards ceremony to go by without honouring Ant'n'Dec, who accepted two BAFTAs; one for Best Entertainment Programme for Saturday Night Takeaway and also for Best Live TV... [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 7 Crowned As World's Best-Selling Smartphone In Q1

Apple iPhone 7 Crowned As World's Best-Selling Smartphone In Q1 The report says that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the number one and two best-selling smartphones in the first quarter of this year. The Oppo reportedly sold 8.9 millions R9s handsets in Q1 2017. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics , added: "OPPO R9s shipped 8.9 million units for third place and 3% marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017". [Full Article...]

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal - NY Times

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal - NY Times The alliance between the two show that many companies are trying to acquire a piece of the market for self-driving vehicles, which many believe will ultimately be a multi billion-dollar industry. This partnership, the publication reports, has been in the works for quite a long time and come to fruition after regular visits to each others' facilities by the respective chief executives. [Full Article...]

Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

Moon's office said Thursday that the comment came in a phone call between the two leaders that also touched on a controversial 2015 agreement over compensating South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II. [Full Article...]

Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

Security experts attributed the apparent success of the WannaCry virus to a "perfect storm" of conditions, including a well known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, users who didn't apply a Microsoft patch , and malware created to spread quickly once inside a network, be it a business, government or university. [Full Article...]

Pick Up Four New Mega Stones for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pick Up Four New Mega Stones for Pokémon Sun and Moon You'll get a set of Mega Pidgeot, Mega Steelix, Mega Heracross and Mega Houndoom stones for your trouble. All four Pokemon do not naturally occur within Pokemon Sun and Moon , necessitating the use of the Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter to transfer them from an older game. [Full Article...]

Xi, new South Korean leader talk nuclear

I will also go to Beijing and Tokyo. In a speech at the National Assembly, Mr Moon pledged to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid growing worry over the North's nuclear weapons and missiles programme. The Sunshine Policy was South Korea's ten-year effort to convince North Korea to behave better by treating it as a friendly neighbor with unchallenged legitimacy and inviting the North to... [Full Article...]

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