Sci-tech

China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it plans moon mission

China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it plans moon mission Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported that the program's volunteers are living in "a simulated space cabin" in Beijing called "Yuegong-1" with the goal of "strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required for humans to remain on the moon in the medium and long terms". [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Dock Arrives In The UK June 23rd

Nintendo Switch Dock Arrives In The UK June 23rd It includes a Nintendo Switch dock, an AC adapter and an HDMI cable. It's not clear how much the set will cost, though, as Nintendo made no mention of price in its annoucement tweet (below). Basically, I'm happy because it means we can play Mario Kart over lunch on the telly in the office. "With Nintendo swiftly addressing my biggest concern with the hardware, it's hard to argue this console i... [Full Article...]

Google Allo can create a personalized sticker pack based on your selfie

Google Allo can create a personalized sticker pack based on your selfie Ultimately, there are 563 quadrillion different combinations of sticker images that can be generated from that artwork. Users can then make alterations to the design before 22 custom stickers are produced. Along those lines, Allo has become a test bed for all kinds of novel ML applications. Which maybe sounds a little scary, as if Allo is trying to replace us as a conversational necessit... [Full Article...]

Hunter snags 16-foot python in Everglades snake hunt

Hunter snags 16-foot python in Everglades snake hunt And capturing this one also brings in 78 eggs. Dusty "The Wildman" Crum, the hunter who nabbed the snake, told a Miami television station that catching such an impressive snake is not easy. While it was the largest Burmese python caught since the project's inception, WFOR reported that the record for the area was a 18-foot, 2-inch snake weighing 160 pounds. [Full Article...]

Republicans feel heat for excluding women from health care group

Five days after the House narrowly approved a GOP health care bill after months of internal divisions, Democrats used a letter to Republican leaders arguing that the legislation faces "an uncertain path to the president's desk". Somehow I doubt that the fearless, anonymous creature who trashed me for calling it that ever had any qualms about calling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act... [Full Article...]

VW chairman defends decision not to publish probe results

VW chairman defends decision not to publish probe results Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller told shareholders that nearly 4.7 million of the 11 million vehicles affected by the scam had already been refitted. Volkswagen needs to do more to regain the confidence of investors in the wake of its emissions scandal, despite a swift recovery in earnings, several shareholders told the German carmaker at its annual meeting on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' easily slays box office rivals

The film's ensemble cast-led by Chris Pratt and co-starring Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper-all reprised their roles in the sequel. Guardians Vol. 2 came out in many global markets, including the United Kingdom, a week before its US release, and has already totaled $427 million globally, reports Variety . [Full Article...]

1st tropical storm of Pacific season weakens into depression

1st tropical storm of Pacific season weakens into depression Adrian is forecast to continue moving west-northwest before turning north over the weekend. Satellite image of Tropical Storm Adrian on Wednesday evening. During this time we are expecting the storm to reach hurricane strength. The first tropical storm of the Pacific hurricane season has weakened into a tropical depression and is expected to dissipate on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant will soon have its own smart speaker

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant will soon have its own smart speaker The device, which could be launched at its annual developers conference, called BUILD, is developed by Harman Kardon . Apart from that, we don't have much else to go on with the Invoke so far. Being a Harman Kardon product, it's expected to sound better than any of the smart home speaker solutions today. Harman highlighted the device's integration with Microsoft's Skype internet-calling s... [Full Article...]

Trading Vision: Active Stock Focus on Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Trading Vision: Active Stock Focus on Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $145 target. As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Several research firms have commented on NVDA. Goldman Sachs Inc stated it has 15.87M shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Amica Retiree Medical Trust invested in 0.23% or 2,693 shares. Peddock Capital Advsrs reported 39,325 shares. [Full Article...]

S Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

The two nominees, to be appointed, must undergo a parliamentary confirmation process. A day after his election, South Korean President Moon Jae-in drove the streets of Seoul waving to throngs of supporters on his way to the Blue House, the presidential residence. [Full Article...]

Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo

Google's Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo Google describes Fuchsia OS as an operating system for modern phones and computers. At the bottom where the Google Now-like suggestions appear is headed by a search bar. And while Android O will prevent this by using a new restrictive permission called TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY . Putting an emphasis on the cross-platform capabilities of Fuchsia and its advantages over Android may be enough t... [Full Article...]

Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages

Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) Receives Consensus Recommendation of Another indicator we can look at to determine the profitability of the company is the Price to Earnings ratio, or P/E ratio. They are one of the leading companies in the Oil & Gas Pipelines in USA. Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) formed wedge up with $17.18 target or 5.00% above today's $16.36 share price. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($2.17) EPS. [Full Article...]

New Black Ops 3 Patch Out Now, Here's What It Does

New Black Ops 3 Patch Out Now, Here's What It Does Unopened Supply Drop bundles will now remain in the Black Market after the events have ended. Check out the official patch notes down below. Any Supply Drops that disappeared from your inventory should now be restored. The "Zombies Chronicles" expansion for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 is one of the highly-requested DLCs for the game, especially since most of the games nowadays feature zombie... [Full Article...]

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs ART has led to increased survival in people living with HIV, and subsequently to individual and societal gains worldwide, because of the marked improvements in its potency, side-effect profile, and simplicity of use... Those who contracted HIV through injecting drugs seemed to fare worse than other patients. Since being isolated during the 1980s, the treatment of HIV has evolved dramatically... [Full Article...]

Payday 2 Coming To VR

Payday 2 Coming To VR The teaser trailer above shows VR players grabbing at riches, reviving teammates, and doing their best Neo impression as they dual-wield, unleashing a volley of hot lead towards waves of cops. The game will be available for free for those who already has the Payday 2 game. That tells us that players can partner up in a game, on Virtual Reality or not. [Full Article...]

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers Fountain said . Boulder Glacier with visitors in 1932 and bare land in 1988. Warmer winters are bringing more rain than snow to areas with glaciers and even though there is snow, increasingly warm spring and summer temperatures mean it melts away more quickly. [Full Article...]

US FDA approves Merck immunotherapy/chemo combo for lung cancer

US FDA approves Merck immunotherapy/chemo combo for lung cancer Last year, the FDA approved it for lung cancer patients whose tumors produce a high amount of the protein PD-L1, which covered only a fraction of the total cases of lung cancer. "In addition to that, we believe that since we've studied the drug with Alimta, that early adoption will probably used where physicians would use Alimta", he said on Merck's first-quarter earnings conference call on May ... [Full Article...]

Vivegam Teaser: Thala Ajith Promises Yet Another Action Thriller

Vivegam Teaser: Thala Ajith Promises Yet Another Action Thriller Produced by Sathya Jothi Films, the film has music by Anirudh and cinematography by Vetri. The teaser of Vivegam , directed by Siva, and starring Thala Ajith Kumar and Vivek Oberoi is finally here. Unfortunately for his fans, he doesn't do so in the teaser. The teaser may also reach 10 million views soon if the audience are with the same speed. [Full Article...]

Microsoft releases emergency patch to cover weakness created by antivirus software

Ormandy says he was " blown away " by how quickly Microsoft responded. The bug existed in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, an anti-virus scanner on some Windows machines that regularly looks for suspicious code going through the computer's network. [Full Article...]


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