Sci-tech

British Airways returns to normal schedule after IT crash

The airline experienced what CEO Alex Cruz described as "a major IT systems failure" that, he said, affected all check-in and operational systems. "We apologise again to customers for the frustration and inconvenience they are experiencing and thank them for their continued patience". [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly considering major overhaul of

The briefing came four days after The Washington Post reported the president's son-in-law and senior adviser tried to set up back-channel communications with the Russians during the transition. Trump retweeted an article from FOX News titled " Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says". He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on program... [Full Article...]

Chrome Will Start Blocking 'Annoying' Ads In 2018

Chrome Will Start Blocking 'Annoying' Ads In 2018 According to the announcement on Google's blog, "In dialogue with the Coalition and other industry groups, we plan to have Chrome stop showing ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that are not compliant with the Better Ads Standards starting in early 2018". [Full Article...]

Trump to Announce Paris Climate Deal Decision at Thursday

The U.S.is the world's second largest greenhouse gas emitter and would otherwise have accounted for 21 percent of the total emissions reductions achieved by the accord through 2030. "And everyone has to stick to it", he said. Paul described the action as "great news for the economy" that "could save as many as 6 million U.S.jobs". [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Proteas confident despite England loss, says de Villiers

Tamim Iqbal struck a fluent 128 and shared a 166-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim to push Bangladesh to a competitive total of 6-305. Defending his decision to send players to India despite knowing that they need to remain fit for the upcoming marquee tournament, Strauss said that the vital experience gained from sending the country's players to the IPL outweighed the risk of them... [Full Article...]

Full Mobile Coverage is Coming to London's Undergound

Full Mobile Coverage is Coming to London's Undergound The news has it that TfL and London's mayor will launch the process after next week's general election , when private companies will be able to bid for the right to get a 4G network in operation underground. The representative added that any moves to deliver 4G on the Tube would "follow engagement with staff and customers". According to The Refinery which has reviewed Twitter conversations on... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch game gets custom console that's VERY short on stock

Nintendo Switch game gets custom console that's VERY short on stock Nintendo fights Apple over increased production of the Nintendo Switch in time for the holiday season. This would all be dependent, of course, on Nintendo actually having the consoles available to sell . The rumor of a Pokken Tournament remake began to circulate after Serebii reported that a Japanese blog, Senobi, known to be a trusted source for Pokemon news, posted details about a new a... [Full Article...]

Birkin bag sells for record $380000 at Hong Kong auction

Birkin bag sells for record $380000 at Hong Kong auction The Hermes Himalaya Birkin handbag is made with matte white crocodile skin and was produced by Hermes in 2014, but it is the subtle details that set this bag aside from the rest. Meanwhile Kim Kardashian has so many that she uses one as a gym bag and also has her own Himalayan Nilo bag which she regularly uses to run errands. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Rewards are now available to users in the UK

Microsoft Rewards are now available to users in the UK The Microsoft Rewards programme was previously only available in the United States, and offers points for every Bing search you do. The entire Microsoft Rewards scheme is created to get people using Bing. The special points increase runs until the 15th of August. While there is a limit, there are also a few ways you can maximize the points you get and earn stuff more quickly. [Full Article...]

Overwatch Introduces Lunar Colony Map in New PTR Patch

After teasing it yesterday , Blizzard released a Preview video of Overwatch's latest addition to its map rotation titled, Horizon Lunar Colony . There's no official release date for the new map yet, with Blizzard only saying it's "coming soon". [Full Article...]

Adobe Scan turns physical documents into editable PDF files

Adobe Scan turns physical documents into editable PDF files It definitely isn't the first of its kind but does come with a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. The finished PDF is stored in Adobe Document Cloud, and Scan works with free as well as paid Document Cloud accounts, although subscribers do get additional capabilities including editing, organising and signing. [Full Article...]

Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall

A British filmmaker tweeted photos that show smoke around buildings. One employee heard five shots fired on the casino's third floor before the building was evacuated, GMA News reported. "We're in the area to verify the incident". Resorts World Manila , also known as RWM, is a resort complex in Newport City, a residential and commercial center in metropolitan Manila . [Full Article...]

With new Skype, Microsoft is copying Snapchat too

With new Skype, Microsoft is copying Snapchat too Skype is getting a makeover, though it's hard to tell whether it's cool or just trying to look cool. The new update also includes bots and the ability to customize colors, but highlights are the real news here. Now users will be able to share photos, stickers and emoji during calls. During my limited testing it felt a lot smoother than regular group video chats, but I didn't feel the need to bla... [Full Article...]

3rd gravitational wave detected, opening 'new window on the universe'

3rd gravitational wave detected, opening 'new window on the universe' PhD student Ms Ling Sun and Professor Andrew Melatos from the University of Melbourne's School of Physics are part of the worldwide discovery team and members of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave (OzGrav ). [Full Article...]

US' new visa screening may seek applicants' social media info

US' new visa screening may seek applicants' social media info Business Insider reported on a new document dispensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on their policies regarding the search of electronic devices for "evidence of a crime, contraband or other prohibited or restricted items or information". [Full Article...]

Show us your tweets: USA unveils nosy new visa questionnaire

Show us your tweets: USA unveils nosy new visa questionnaire Customs and Border Protection on their policies regarding the search of electronic devices for "evidence of a crime, contraband or other prohibited or restricted items or information". According to Fortune , the Department of Homeland Security first began requesting information about visitors' social media accounts previous year while former President Barack Obama was in office. [Full Article...]

Japan launches rocket with satellite to build its own GPS

Japan launches rocket with satellite to build its own GPS An H-IIA rocket blasted off Thursday morning from the Tanegashima space center in southern Japan carrying the "Michibiki" No.2 satellite, which was later released into orbit. Beijing hopes to have dozens of satellites in orbit by 2020 for its global network. Japan on Thursday launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US-operated GPS. [Full Article...]

YU Yureka Black India launch today, will be Flipkart exclusive

YU Yureka Black India launch today, will be Flipkart exclusive Yu Televentures will introduce a new smartphone in India today dubbed the YU Yureka Black . Earlier this week, Yu Televentures confirmed that the phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart . For connectivity , the phone has 4G, VoLTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery . The last two smartphones launched under the Yu brand were the Yunique Plus and the Yureka S, ... [Full Article...]

Strong, swift United Nations reaction to Trump on climate

After taking office, however, Trump faced pressure to stay in the deal from investors, global powers and business leaders, including some in the coal industry. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX had previously defended his decision to remain on the panel of advisers, arguing that it's better to have a seat at the table than to withdraw altogether and lack a voice on key issues. [Full Article...]

UK Labour chief challenges Theresa May to debate as race tightens

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal if she had to, but her rival in an election next week, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn , said he would make sure an agreement was reached if he won power. [Full Article...]


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