Sci-tech


SpaceX Successfully Launches EchoStar 105/SES-11 SpaceX Successfully Launches EchoStar 105/SES-11
- October 13, 2017

SES was the first commercial customer to launch on a Falcon 9 in 2013. Falcon 9's first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) in February of this year. (more...)
South Alabama upsets Troy 19-8 in the Battle for the Belt South Alabama upsets Troy 19-8 in the Battle for the Belt
- October 13, 2017

Cole Garvin is completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 447 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. On the road, the Jaguars are averaging 21.5 scoring, and holding teams to 40.5 points scored on defense. Troy had their best drive of the first half on the final drive of the half, but Legassey missed a 27-yard field goal as time expired. Dallas Davis missed the last game with a shoulder injury . (more...)
Boxworks 2017: Box Adds 'Skills' Machine Learning Tools To Cloud Platform
- October 13, 2017

Image detects individual objects and concepts in image files, captures text through optical character recognition (OCR), and automatically adds keyword labels to images so companies can easily build metadata in their image catalogs. Box made it clear earlier this year that it plans to work with its major cloud partners to bring AI to its platform. "We're thinking of Google Photos-style search in the enterprise". (more...)
Generation 3 Pokémon arriving in Pokémon Go soon, PvP and more - Niantic Generation 3 Pokémon arriving in Pokémon Go soon, PvP and more - Niantic
- October 13, 2017

Yesterday the game encountered a major Pokestop glitch. Although Pokemon Go players potentially lost hundreds of PokeStops and gyms , the reboot did manage to bring back item drop rates to their original level. After all, Niantic is constantly making changes to Pokemon GO , and sometimes these frequent updates cause unforeseen issues with the game. When this happens, it follows that Niantic Labs will implement something. (more...)
Honda May Soon Offer A Cheaper Civic Type R Honda May Soon Offer A Cheaper Civic Type R
- October 13, 2017

But we were as thrilled about the price as we were with the looks. The two trims shown are " Civic Type R " and "Touring". Thankfully, a leaked NHTSA filing found by the sharp minds at The Truth About Cars seems to hint that for 2018, there will be the same fully loaded Type R, as well as a de-contented model with the same, furious, 306-horsepower engine. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Denuvo protection cracked in a day Middle-earth: Shadow of War Denuvo protection cracked in a day
- October 13, 2017

For what is worth, and even though these games have already been cracked as we mentioned, both Total War: WARHAMMER 2 and Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 are still using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Playing it safe and more effective, though, would be not to buy the game altogether. Lootboxes in Middle-earth: Shadow of War are mainly ways to quickly get high-quality captains and gear without having to trawl the map for them, which Monolith has already said can ... (more...)
Growth Analysis of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM)
- October 13, 2017

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has risen 57.08% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.29% the S&P500. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd now has $198.22B valuation. Co. Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.64 and $0.62, respectively, according to 4 analysts. The focus shift on performance of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM ) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent ... (more...)
New Android Wear 2.0 Features Can Now Arrive Via Play Store New Android Wear 2.0 Features Can Now Arrive Via Play Store
- October 13, 2017

We are still looking to see if there is actually something visually interesting. Which highly suggests everything has been improved under the hood rather than a new feature or difference in the user interface. Furthermore, these updates spread across the globe in phases, so be patient until it arrives, as might take some time to reach your region. However, if you're someone who likes to live on the bleeding edge as far as software updates are concerned, then go ahead and download the latest ... (more...)
Feast Your Eyes Upon Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds' Blustery Environments
- October 13, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds will be available for download on November 7th, while the base game is already available exclusively for PS4. On top of that, there's also a glimpse at some of the camps you'll be able to visit, as well as people that Aloy may be able to talk to over the course of her journey. (more...)
IPhone X Manufacturers Struggling With Facial Recognition Production Issues
- October 13, 2017

Following the introduction of the iPhone X in September , pre-orders for the device will begin later this month, and it's expected those who are late to pre-order can expect lengthly shipping delays, potentially leading into late December and early January. (more...)
Infiniti to have commanding presence at Dubai International Motor Show Infiniti to have commanding presence at Dubai International Motor Show
- October 13, 2017

The luxury brand will reveal the next-generation QX80, the full-size SUV Infiniti previewed earlier this year at the NY auto show with the Monograph concept . Some interior changes may also be made and we wouldn't be surprised to see a more up-to-date center interior display screen used. At this year's Dubai auto show, we'll get to see how close the QX80 gets to the concept, since that's where the production vehicle will debut. (more...)
Upstate New York airports phasing in new security measures
- October 13, 2017

And a TSA officer will be assigned individual passengers going through the line to guide them through the process. The new measures will be in place starting this month at the four major upstate NY airports, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Albany International Airport, Greater Rochester International Airport and Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, as well as all of the smaller airports in the region. (more...)
EA Addresses Pay-to-Win Controversy With Star Wars Battlefront 2 EA Addresses Pay-to-Win Controversy With Star Wars Battlefront 2
- October 13, 2017

EA and DICE responded to the controversy. EA's beta test for Star Wars Battlefront II has concluded. Pre-ordering the standard edition of Battlefront 2 gets you Star Wars: The Last Jedi outfits for Kylo Ren and Rey, as well as a total of six Star Cards for upgrading Rey, Kylo and your starfighters. (more...)
Plancorp, LLC Adjusts Its Stake in Emerson Electric Company (EMR) Last Quarter
- October 13, 2017

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Fdx Advisors Inc increased Emerson Elec Co Com ( EMR ) stake by 19.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Tower Bridge Advisors decreased its stake in Emerson Electric Co (EMR) by 0.17% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Titanfall Dev Respawn Announces Oculus Rift VR Game Titanfall Dev Respawn Announces Oculus Rift VR Game
- October 12, 2017

Before anyone asks, no, it's not Star Wars or Titanfall-related, so drop those dreams of yours where you're piloting an actual Titan in VR, alright? With the growing world of virtual reality, it's not that surprising that the company whose claim to fame is futuristic settings would want to delve into this new feat. (more...)
Activision Blizzard's (ATVI) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Needham & Company LLC
- October 12, 2017

Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Activision Blizzard, 5 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 0 recommend "Hold". Therefore 81% are positive. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. (more...)
Samung is working to improve Bixby, version 2.0 could arrive next week
- October 12, 2017

Chung, who worked for Ericsson before joining Samsung in 2011, is a software specialist behind Samsung's security program Knox and Samsung Pay. Viv Labs didn't participate in the current Bixby version that had already been developed before the acquisition. (more...)
Gotham Asset Management LLC Purchases 60531 Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Gotham Asset Management LLC Purchases 60531 Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- October 12, 2017

About 1.27M shares traded. Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc (NYSE:MAA) has risen 0.92% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.54% the S&P500. RBC Capital Markets maintained NetScout Systems, Inc. Canaccord Genuity maintained Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Google, Apple, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to hear gay rights case Google, Apple, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to hear gay rights case
- October 12, 2017

The amicus brief - a submission by parties not directly involved in a case - argues that allowing organizations to discriminate against gay and lesbian employees is harmful to staff, businesses and the US economy. It is not guaranteed that the US Supreme Court will take on the case, but lower courts are divided on the issue. Even in States like NY that have laws barring sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace, "Title VII plays a crucial complementary role by covering individuals ... (more...)
McLaren Builds two 650S MSO R Models for one Lucky Customer McLaren Builds two 650S MSO R Models for one Lucky Customer
- October 12, 2017

They're the team behind all manner of special editions and specialist commissions, the first of which was the Gerry Anderson-esque X-1 . One very lucky customer will soon be taking delivery of two unique McLaren models , dubbed the MSO R Coupe and Spider . (more...)
I approved NNPC joint financing contracts - Osinbajo I approved NNPC joint financing contracts - Osinbajo
- October 12, 2017

The memo triggered a national outrage, with parliament calling for the suspension of NNPC chief Maikanti Baru and the minister to allow a probe. They are merely the shortlisting of prospective off-takers of crude oil and suppliers of petroleum products under agreed terms. (more...)
ZTE's Nubia Z17S & Nubia-Z17 miniS launched with 3D glass finish ZTE's Nubia Z17S & Nubia-Z17 miniS launched with 3D glass finish
- October 12, 2017

ZTE Nubia Z17S is the company's new flagship, and comes with top-of-the-line specifications , and can be expected to compete with the likes of other premium smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and LG. The 5.73-inch LTPS screen on the Nubia Z17S has a FHD+ resolution (2040×1080 pixels), and it covers 96% of the NTSC colour space. It is powered by a 3,100mAh non-removable battery which supports 26W fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in 25 minutes. (more...)
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Reveals Explosive New Z-Moves Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Reveals Explosive New Z-Moves
- October 12, 2017

As previously reported, in Pokemon Sun and Moon, Necrozma will take over Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo and Lunala to become Dusk Mane Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma , respectively. These powers seem similar to Pokemon X & Y's O-Powers, which gave players temporary boosts to certain abilities and stats. Other special items include making Pokemon easier to catch, for example. (more...)
PS4 gets three new compact controllers next month PS4 gets three new compact controllers next month
- October 12, 2017

The Wired Compact Controller will launch in November across the region, available in Black, Blue, Grey, Orange and Red colours. In contrast to the compact controller from @PLAY, this looks nothing like a standard DualShock 4. Not only is the controller itself small, but even the touchpad, and face buttons are designed for tiny hands. For now, these controllers have only been confirmed on the European PlayStation Blog, with no mention of them on its United States counterpart. (more...)
MINI 1499 GT recalls classic sports model
- October 12, 2017

Obvious links to the original include the distinctive stripes running along the sides under of the doors, and the increased engine capacity. It may seem borderline asinine to commemorate the sportiest Mini of the 1970s, the 1275 GT, with a special edition of the company's cheapest and slowest model, but that's exactly what MINI has done. (more...)
You can now shop for Target stuff on your Google Home You can now shop for Target stuff on your Google Home
- October 12, 2017

Next year, Target shoppers will be able to pick up their online purchases at a Target store where orders are ready in two hours as part of the Google Express program. More devices are in the hands of shoppers. Target is also selling through Google Express across the continental USA, with items from a shopper's local store available for home delivery. (more...)
UW System restructuring proposal UW System restructuring proposal
- October 12, 2017

The UW System has proposed merging its 13 two-year campuses with seven nearby four-year campuses. "We want to leverage the strength of our four-year institutions at a time when overall enrollments at UW Colleges are declining". "We will be scheduling a visit soon to meet with faculty, staff and students at UW-Rock County to begin the process of getting acquainted", Kopper said. (more...)
Traders Sell Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Strength (GOOGL)
- October 12, 2017

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of Alphabet Inc. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 170 shares of the information services provider's stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 1 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA) Q2 2017 Sentiment Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA) Q2 2017 Sentiment
- October 12, 2017

Also, CEO Andrew Wilson sold 10,058 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $133.00 price target on the game software company's stock. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 95.38% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Tompkins Financial Corp, a New York-based fund reported 70,518 shares. (more...)
Apple Reportedly Working With LG Display on a Foldable iPhone for 2020 Apple Reportedly Working With LG Display on a Foldable iPhone for 2020
- October 12, 2017

Some sources claim that Apple may invest in LG's new plant to beef up OLED panel production though details are yet to be finalised. The next iPhone will have a foldable screen. This jump in interest can perhaps be attributed to the 2017 iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge display and a TrueDepth camera for facial recognition purposes. (more...)