Sci-tech


New standard brings stronger authentication to browsers New standard brings stronger authentication to browsers
- April 11, 2018

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C ) and FIDO Alliance today announced that a new spec, WebAuthn ("Web Authentication") had been promoted to the Candidate Recommendation stage, the penultimate stage in the Web standards process. With WebAuthn-enabled browsers and sites, users can sign in using both integrated biometric hardware (such as the fingerprint and facial-recognition systems that are widely deployed) and external authentication systems such as the popular YubiKey USB hardware. (more...)
World mourns victims of Canadian hockey team bus crash World mourns victims of Canadian hockey team bus crash
- April 11, 2018

The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. "Three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature", the RCMP said . "At the centre of this, we have 15 souls who'll never go home again". Both the website and the radio station belong to parent company Golden West Broadcasting. (more...)
New drug may help treat hearing loss New drug may help treat hearing loss
- April 11, 2018

The holy grail has been to find some way to fix and regenerate these damaged neurons. This is perhaps in the form of a liquid or gel. The full statement from the university describing the technology follows below. A recent study conducted by the researchers at Harvard and University of South California suggests a method to fix the damaged cells inside the ears. (more...)
IKEA Launches Their Own Bluetooth Speakers IKEA Launches Their Own Bluetooth Speakers
- April 11, 2018

Ikea's Enbey speakers are pretty attractive, with a mesh front that can be removed to expose the speakers, giving each Eneby two distinct looks. Earlier this year, Ikea teased a line of party-read portable speakers and lights as part of a collaboration with Swedish music tech company Teenage Engineering , but customers had to wait until 2019 for the launch. (more...)
Rolls-Royce buys up fuel injection expertise Rolls-Royce buys up fuel injection expertise
- April 11, 2018

L'Orange, which operates mainly from Germany but also from the United States and China, produces fuel injection systems for diesel engines for other Rolls-Royce subsidiaries and for outside companies like the Finnish manufacturer of marine engines Wartsila. (more...)
Foundation TV Series Coming to Apple TV Foundation TV Series Coming to Apple TV
- April 11, 2018

The drama landed at Apple in a competitive situation after Skydance partnered with the Asimov estate for rights to Foundation , which was among the influences for Star Wars and other sci-fi works. Goyer and Josh Friedman , who will also serve as co-showrunners. Even the Game of Thrones' creative team would marvel at the number of empires that rise and fall in Foundation . (more...)
YouTube's most watched video ever, Despacito, disappears thanks to Vevo hack YouTube's most watched video ever, Despacito, disappears thanks to Vevo hack
- April 11, 2018

While it is possible that the attacker has an issue with either Vevo or YouTube , it is also possible that it is just a case of someone, or a group, showing off. The Verge reports that some of the videos from the aforementioned singers were available with defaced titles and thumbnail images. As of now, there is little information as to how all the famous Vevo accounts got hacked or whether or not these accounts have been exploited any further. (more...)
Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) CEO Michael A. Mussallem Sells 32800 Shares
- April 11, 2018

First Mercantile Trust Co who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.31 billion market cap company. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $132 target. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled Controversial update includes 10-speed auto option Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled Controversial update includes 10-speed auto option
- April 10, 2018

The 2019 Camaro also offers Chevrolet's next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface. The ZL1 10-speed automatic is standard on the upper-level cars, but if you want a Turbo 1LE, the six-speed manual is your only option. The improved suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizers promise better lateral stiffness with tuned dampers to boot. (more...)
All-new Ford Focus breaks cover All-new Ford Focus breaks cover
- April 10, 2018

Ford on Tuesday took the covers off a redesigned Focus in hatchback, sedan, and wagon body styles. The new Focus has a more muscular, sporty look, delivering fuel-efficiency and Carbon dioxide emission improvements of 10% across the range, according to Ford data. (more...)
WhatsApp may be sharing your payment data with Facebook WhatsApp may be sharing your payment data with Facebook
- April 10, 2018

Speaking to the Press Trust of India, a WhatsApp spokesperson said, " WhatsApp collects very little data and every message is end-to-end encrypted". The position has been vacant for long and comes close on the heels of WhatsApp beta testing its payments platform and launch of WhatsApp business app . (more...)
Porsche 919 Evo goes faster than Hamilton's F1 auto at Spa Porsche 919 Evo goes faster than Hamilton's F1 auto at Spa
- April 10, 2018

This year, Porsche plans to lap an unrestricted version of the LMP1 auto, the 919 Hybrid Evo , at various tracks around the world. With factory driver Neel Jani behind the wheel, the unrestrained and unrestricted 919 Hybrid Evo lapped the circuit in 1:14.770 minutes, a hefty 0.783 seconds quicker than the record-setting pole lap set by Lewis Hamilton at last year's Belgian Grand Prix. (more...)
Boston Marathon, other races say transgender women can compete as women Boston Marathon, other races say transgender women can compete as women
- April 10, 2018

Another female transgender athlete to make headlines recently is weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, whose participation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was opposed by critics who said she had a natural advantage over other competitors. Olympic officials issued new rules in 2016 saying trans women can compete if their testosterone levels stay beneath a certain limit, and many professional races now follow similar rules. (more...)
TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL)
- April 10, 2018

Excalibur Management Corp sold 2,479 shares as the company's stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.22 million shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $714.18M, down from 4.41 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Judge Bloch Rodwin honored for work on behalf of crime victims Judge Bloch Rodwin honored for work on behalf of crime victims
- April 10, 2018

Friday, April 13, at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, our office is hosting the 8 Annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Recognition Ceremony, 10:30 a.m.to 12 noon, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, RSVP to 925-957-8650. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen. In the aftermath crime victims often struggle to deal with what happened. On Monday night, Victim's Assistance with the sheriff's department will be meeting with victims at the Child Protection Center in Sarasota on South Orange Avenue. (more...)
Unveiling Project North Star Unveiling Project North Star
- April 10, 2018

The headset consists of two ultra-bright, 1600x1440p displays that can push up to 120 frames per second and project images that are 100 degrees in diameter within the users field of vision. Video clips show the North Star system accurately and quickly tracking the motion of an entire hand and all of its joints, as well as allowing standalone digital objects to be manipulated in 3D. (more...)
Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Position Lowered by Macquarie Group Ltd. Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Position Lowered by Macquarie Group Ltd.
- April 10, 2018

The stock decreased 2.56% or $4.42 during the last trading session, reaching $168.38. Great Lakes Lc stated it has 1,161 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. About 1.29M shares traded or 0.96% up from the average. 63,388 shares valued at $9.78 million were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Tuesday, October 3. Multiple bottoms chart pattern was formed by Ulta Beauty , Inc. (more...)
Pokemon GO Kanto Week starts today, runs through April 16 Pokemon GO Kanto Week starts today, runs through April 16
- April 10, 2018

Pokemon Go's next event starts soon. We'll have more information on the new event when Pokemon Go makes its English announcement sometime today. The official Pokemon GO Twitter account has confirmed (via Kotaku) that the augmented reality title will be getting its own Kanto themed event which kicks off tomorrow. (more...)
Honor 10 invite suggests April 19 announcement Honor 10 invite suggests April 19 announcement
- April 10, 2018

Having said that, the company has also sent out invites for a May 15 London event where the same phone will unveiled . There have been a few leaks and rumours around the Honor 10 , but the invite images reveal more details about the upcoming handset . (more...)
Facebook adds Snapchat's 'QR code' feature to Instagram and calls it 'Nametags' Facebook adds Snapchat's 'QR code' feature to Instagram and calls it 'Nametags'
- April 10, 2018

No release date for the feature has been announced yet but a source at Instagram has confirmed to TechCrunch that testing is now underway. You can check out the video below to see how it works. No surprise, this happens to be similar to Snapchat's Snapcode which was launched back in January 2015. And Twitter also introduced a QR code feature the following year. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition to get new features soon Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition to get new features soon
- April 10, 2018

We knew about Ardyn for sure and basically knew a few others would be getting side stories , but now it's entirely confirmed and on a special calendar. The developer and publisher also announced that the multiplayer expansion Comrades will be playable, later this summer, without the requirement of the complete game . (more...)
Giants' Collins Giants' Collins "buried the hatchet" with teammate Apple
- April 10, 2018

I'm always going to have his back and we know what we got to do. "We know what kind of caliber player he is, we know what caliber player I am and we're just trying to get to work and make this season go". "He's a great corner". He's very smart. I love that he comes up and lays the boom on guys and he's a great coverage guy. "We need him. We're glad to have him back". (more...)
Facebook says data leak hits 87m users, widening privacy scandal Facebook says data leak hits 87m users, widening privacy scandal
- April 10, 2018

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Zuckerberg said he wishes he could snap his fingers and solve everything in three to six months. Private data of over 5.6 lakh Indian Facebook users was compromised by a private marketing firm that later sold the personal details acquired through a quiz app to Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company at the centre of a global privacy breach storm. (more...)
Leaked LG G7 ThinQ render reveals phone's colours, mystery side button Leaked LG G7 ThinQ render reveals phone's colours, mystery side button
- April 10, 2018

The day of the LG G7 ThinQ's arrival is happening very soon. The website claimed that it has got the renders from a reliable source "along with further information which corroborates the authenticity of the render". The renders reveal only the LG branding at the back of the phone, indicating that the company might ditch inscribing the " G7 ThinQ " branding at the back. (more...)
Left melts down after SC congressman lays down loaded gun during meeting Left melts down after SC congressman lays down loaded gun during meeting
- April 10, 2018

The comments and Norman's original actions drew criticism that continued into Saturday. "If a citizen were to walk into a diner, take a seat and place a gun on the table, it would no doubt evoke a different reaction from the wait staff when they came to take the order, and the citizen would have every reason to expect that he would be talking to an officer soon", Brackett wrote. (more...)
Stock on Trader's Radar: Nokia Corp (NOK)
- April 10, 2018

Snapshot: On Friday , Shares of Nokia Corporation , ( NYSE: NOK ), performed -0.37 percent and closed at $5.39 in the last trading session. Nokia Corporation , belongs to Technology sector and Communication Equipment industry. NOK stock price revealed pessimistic move of -4.06% comparing average price of last 200 days. Investigating the productivity proportions of business stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at -8.6 percent, -3.5 percent and -4.6 percent, ... (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL): Short Term Technical look Apple Inc. (AAPL): Short Term Technical look
- April 10, 2018

It has outperformed by 15.81% the S&P500. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. After a recent check, Apple Inc ( NASDAQ: AAPL ) stock is found to be 2.65% volatile for the week, while 2.32% volatility is recorded for the month. (more...)
Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub
- April 10, 2018

After going under observation of traders 1.27 million shares traded at hands. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Extreme Networks ( NASDAQ : EXTR ) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. (more...)
Google accidentally confirms the unsurprising existence of the Pixel 3 Google accidentally confirms the unsurprising existence of the Pixel 3
- April 10, 2018

Last month we posted an article about Google's involvement in the United States Department of Defense's Project Maven . Writing a stern letter to the Google boss, thousands of employees are protesting the project that the company received from the Pentagon, The New York Times reports. (more...)
HP Announces Intel-Powered Chromebook x2 Tablet HP Announces Intel-Powered Chromebook x2 Tablet
- April 10, 2018

It has two USB Type-C ports in addition to the microSD card slot and the standard audio in/out jack, and its 48Wh (watt-hour) battery is estimated to last 10.5 hours on a single charge. In short, it's a tablet that holds all of the processing power for your setup, with an official keyboard dock that contains extra battery life, trackpad, and a hinge of some sort to turn the entire thing into a laptop-esque device. (more...)