Sci-tech

Russians find extra-terrestrial hitchhikers on space station

Scientists took swabs particularly from places where fuel wastes were discharged while the engines were operating and obscure places. In order to protect the gear from extreme heating or cooling when used on spacewalks outside the ISS, the D5 cameras will likely be used with a white thermal cover for protection. [Full Article...]

Yooka-Laylee Finally Gets a Nintendo Switch Release Date

Yooka-Laylee is finally hitting the Switch on December 14 , as revealed by this video from Playtonic. Playonic is promising some updates and polish for this Switch release. However, that's not to say that the game was flawless, as many noted some technical issues that brought the game down a few notches. After myriad delays, the game is finally ready for a Nintendo platform. [Full Article...]

Black Friday 2017 was the Most Successful in PlayStation's History, Exec Says

Black Friday 2017 was the Most Successful in PlayStation's History, Exec Says Now Sony reports that it just sold more PS4s during 2017's Black Friday than in its entire 22-year history. On the PlayStation VR Black Friday bundle, Lempel said that "consumers absolutely love [VR technology]", suggesting that it wasn't just consoles and PlayStation Plus subscriptions that shoppers were eager to buy. [Full Article...]

Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed Over Claims Of Hidden Evidence

Waymo-Uber Trial Delayed Over Claims Of Hidden Evidence Jacobs was Uber's manager of global intelligence from March 2016 until he was sacked seven months ago. The investigation hadn't been publicly known until Tuesday, when it surfaced in a court hearing that was supposed to set the stage for a trial pitting Uber against Waymo, a self-driving vehicle pioneer that started within Google eight years ago. [Full Article...]

First expansion for Civilization VI is announced

First expansion for Civilization VI is announced But that's the breadth of this new expansion, which should be exciting for Civ fans looking for their next fix. For instance, if you're a prosperous civilization you'll find yourself in the middle of a Golden Age. You'll also get the ability to review your civ's history with the Timeline feature, which will show you historic moments on your path to global domination. [Full Article...]

Flight of slaps at IGI airport as woman denied boarding

Flight of slaps at IGI airport as woman denied boarding The Ahmedabad-bound woman had to board the 5 am Delhi-Ahmedabad Air India flight 019 but reached the boarding area just after the gate closed. Air India check-in counters close 45 minutes before a scheduled departure for domestic flights and 75 minutes prior to global flights. [Full Article...]

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers - Wyss Institute

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers - Wyss Institute That's basically what happens when the artificial muscle contracts. Even more unbelievable is the fact that the artificial muscles can be created in as fast as 10 minutes, using materials that can be bought for less than $1. This making them more appropriate for applications where heavy machinery is a drawback, such as mobile or body-mounted systems. When the volume of fluid within the sacs ... [Full Article...]

Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like soil

Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like soil On Mars , soil samples will be fertilized using human waste. Two youth earthworms are the first creatures to be born in Mars-like soil conditions. The discovery was made when biologist Wieger Wamelink found a pair of young worms in a simulated Mars soil sample from NASA; only adult worms had been placed in the soil, indicating they had successfully reproduced in the sample. [Full Article...]

China Development Bank files insolvency suit against debt-ridden Reliance Communication

RCom, backed by wealthy businessman Anil Ambani , has struggled with its heavy debt load and a string of losses, leading to a partial shutdown of its operations. The banks are scheduled to meet this week to discuss their next move, as well as the CDB insolvency plea, according to a senior banker at one of the Indian lenders. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi R1 Images Possibly Leaked; Is This The Desh Ka Smartphone?

Redmi Note 5 was spotted online on the Weibo social network in an image that reveals both the new design that Xiaomi is likely to adopt on several devices in the near future, as well as an nearly complete list of hardware features. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which is non-removable. A 2.0GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor runs the phone with the help of 3GB... [Full Article...]

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is Nintendo's 2nd-best mobile launch

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is Nintendo's 2nd-best mobile launch Super Mario Run was the first mobile game launch from Nintendo and launched exclusively on iOS , and was picked up by Android only months later. Nintendo seems to have done it once again by scoring in the region of 32 million downloads for this game. [Full Article...]

Latest leaks reveal new modes and weapons

Latest leaks reveal new modes and weapons The video, from self-described dataminer and modder "MrJaRnii", was published to YouTube before it was taken down. Aside from the modes that have yet to be available , there are also several new weapons included as well. Call of Duty: WW2 is a first-person action shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Also, Sledgehammer Games has detailed the upcoming Ca... [Full Article...]

Meteor satellite launched from Vostochny may be in wrong orbit, Roscosmos says

Meteor satellite launched from Vostochny may be in wrong orbit, Roscosmos says Moscow time (0541GMT), Roscosmos said in a statement. The hydrometeorological satellite Meteor-M N. 2-1 was the main payload. Russian Federation has failed to place a meteorological satellite into the targeted orbit, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Cybersecurity experts again fooled iPhone X Face ID with 3D mask

Cybersecurity experts again fooled iPhone X Face ID with 3D mask The researchers call the mask "the artificial twin". But in the new video, they have shown the entire process, the researcher enrols his face with the Face ID and unlocks the device normally with his face and then immediately unlocks the iPhone X with a 3D-printed visage constructed of stone powder, with 2D-printed eyes stuck on. [Full Article...]

Don Burke has been accused of sexual harassment, denies claims

Don Burke has been accused of sexual harassment, denies claims ACA's Grimshaw grilled Burke over the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, asking him: "Why would all these women make this up?" The incident, believed to occur while Burke was filming at O'Neill's home in Brisbane, involved him making a comment about one of her favourite artworks using explicit sexual innuendo. [Full Article...]

Drivers give their opinion on Formula 1's new logo

Drivers give their opinion on Formula 1's new logo Having taken control of the sport in January, F1's new owners Liberty Media are keen to inject "fresh energy" into it. F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches said that the decision to change the logo had come about because the old design was not useful for modern digital platforms nor merchandise. [Full Article...]

City of Chicago sues Uber over 2016 data breach

City of Chicago sues Uber over 2016 data breach Uber Technologies Inc is also continuing talks with Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) over an investment, Brooks Entwistle, Uber's recently appointed chief business officer for Asia Pacific, told Reuters on Monday. Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia wants to know why Uber didn't have better security. The disclosure of the 2016 data breach at a time when Uber is trying to bring in Japanese ... [Full Article...]

Facebook announces AI pattern recognition technology that detects suicidal intent

Facebook announces AI pattern recognition technology that detects suicidal intent Facebook on Monday said it's using artificial intelligence to detect whether someone is likely expressing thoughts of suicide in a post or live video. Facebook didn't have answers about how it would avoid scanning for political dissent or petty crime, with Rosen merely saying "we have an opportunity to help here so we're going to invest in that". [Full Article...]

Flat-Earth Believer Postponed His Saturday Rocket Launch

Flat-Earth Believer Postponed His Saturday Rocket Launch Hughes said that the initial plan was to set up the rocket in Amboy on Wednesday but the BLM's denial along with the mechanical problems led to the cancellation of the plans. He also invested in Rust-Oleum paint to make the rocket look stunning, and a motor home which he bought on Craigslist was turned into a ramp. His idea was that the rocket would fly over the town of Amboy, which has a popula... [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 gets a free trial starting tomorrow

Destiny 2 gets a free trial starting tomorrow Last week, players discovered that a hidden XP scaling system was active in Destiny 2 . This is at level cap, seemingly to prevent players from earning more Bright Engrams, which unlock special gear and cosmetic items. "After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we'd like it to". Players noticed the change, so Bungie itself responded again, this time on Twitter... [Full Article...]


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