Sci-tech


Crash Bandicoot isn't coming to Switch yet
- October 18, 2017

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal (via Twinfinite ), Nintendo is encouraging developers to bring more adult-themed games to the Switch! Games such as Doom and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy will be hitting the hybrid console market soon this year. (more...)
Apple Watch app HeartRate logged abnormal rates, may have saved a life Apple Watch app HeartRate logged abnormal rates, may have saved a life
- October 18, 2017

I got an alert from HeartWatch that my heart rate was continually above my resting heart rate of 54, even when I was just sitting at my desk. Apart from it, the other symptoms were enough to act on it. He started tracking it after his previous pulmonary embolism, as he wanted data on his heart rate. David Walsh, the app's creator, said it is "truly humbling to have played a part", adding the outcome was "absolutely wonderful". (more...)
FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Move Up Three Places, Germany Retain Top Spot FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Move Up Three Places, Germany Retain Top Spot
- October 18, 2017

The top 10 positions in the world rankings are as follows; Germany (1st), Brazil (2nd), Portugal (3rd), Argentina (4th), Belgium (5th), Poland (6th), France (7th), Spain (8th), Chile (9th) and Peru (10th). From the 23 teams that have already qualified for the World Cup already, Nigeria are the 18th highest ranked team. Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa, has asked the Gernot Rohr-led technical crew of the Super Eagles to invite more creative midfielders into the team to ease the ... (more...)
Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) — Hot Trending Stocks
- October 18, 2017

The Georgia-based Homrich And Berg has invested 0.14% in PepsiCo, Inc. On the opposite end, shares have been trading 5.44% away from the 50-day low price. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold". The company was downgraded on Thursday, August 27 by Vetr. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. (more...)
Hearthstone is getting spooky with the Hallow's End event Hearthstone is getting spooky with the Hallow's End event
- October 18, 2017

During the event, the Arena mode will be transformed into a new dual-class format. When you start an Arena run during Hallow's End, you'll choose a Hero, then a Hero Power, and the cards offered in your picks will feature cards from BOTH of those classes, in addition to neutral cards. (more...)
McLaren set to unveil its most extreme road auto ever McLaren set to unveil its most extreme road auto ever
- October 18, 2017

Not to be confused with the upcoming McLaren F1 successor, codenamed the BP23 , this is another all-new model and it will be all about track performance. Joining the new auto in the Ultimate Series at a later date will be a "hyper-GT" model, now codenamed BP23. The styling, meanwhile, will be the "purest expression" of McLaren's "form follows function" design philosophy. (more...)
Assistant-powered TicHome Mini speaker now up for pre-order
- October 18, 2017

However, the battery is only good for around six hours of standby time, which means you'll still have to charge it every day. But now they have confirmed with The Verge that these temporary stores will also be selling hardware, with the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and the Google Home Mini going on sale when they open on Thursday. (more...)
John Lewis pulls children's smartwatch from sale over spying fears John Lewis pulls children's smartwatch from sale over spying fears
- October 18, 2017

Where the manufactures involved insist the problems already been resolved or will be, it is not clear yet. The inspected smartwatches function similar to smartphones. Gator stated that it will withdraw watches from sales as a precautionary measure. Moreover, it is waiting for "further advice and reassurance from the supplier". (more...)
Mitsubishi Electric to exhibit at 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Mitsubishi Electric to exhibit at 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017
- October 18, 2017

One of the main features on the Emirai 4 is the driver sensing system. It also provides a safe switchover between manual and autonomous driving modes. 6503) announced today that it will exhibit a range of cutting-edge technologies and products, including its EMIRAI4 driving-assistance concept auto for clean, comfortable, accident-free and personalized smart mobility, at 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from October 27 to November 5. (more...)
New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Info Revealed in Leaked Interview
- October 18, 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon look to be pushing plot above all else in their pre-release. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon releases worldwide on November 17 . The clock is ticking, Pokemon trainers. Also, the player will traverse Ultra wormholes throughout the game to visit different worlds, an activity that appears to involve the new "Ultra Warp Ride" mechanic which, based on the trailer, might involve riding legendary Pokémon through the wormholes. (more...)
Senate wants Nigeria to declare October 17 as Poverty Day Senate wants Nigeria to declare October 17 as Poverty Day
- October 18, 2017

According to him, the 2016 United Nations report on Nigeria's common country analysis (CCA) described the country as one of the poorest. He recalled that the recent data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics indicate that no fewer than 112 million Nigerians, representing 67.1 per cent of the country's estimated population, now lived below poverty level, "hence the challenge for all to rise to the occasion to vanquish poverty". (more...)
Choti Diwali 2017: Know Naraka Chaturdashi puja vidhi, muhurat and auspicious timings Choti Diwali 2017: Know Naraka Chaturdashi puja vidhi, muhurat and auspicious timings
- October 18, 2017

This year, the auspicious day will be celebrated on October 18, 2017.This day has significant because people believe that after performing the rituals of the festival, one can protect himself from going to Hell (Naraka). For this reason, it is also called as Roop Chaturdasi and Roop Chaudas . It is also known as "Narak Chaturdashi" and "Kali Chaturdashi" in various parts of the country. (more...)
Strong demand for cancer drugs drives J&J sales up more than 15% Strong demand for cancer drugs drives J&J sales up more than 15%
- October 18, 2017

In the third quarter, revenue from its largest unit, the pharmaceutical arm, surged 15%, boosted by the US$30bn acquisition of a Swiss biotech firm earlier this year and new additions including Darzalex , which treats multiple myeloma, and a cancer therapy. (more...)
Spot Check on Stock With Abnormal Activity VirnetX Holding Corp (:VHC)
- October 18, 2017

Shares of VHC moved upward with change of 56.49% to its 50-day Moving average. Hot Stocks Point (HSP) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own. (more...)
Avon man arrested in Indianapolis apartment complex slaying Avon man arrested in Indianapolis apartment complex slaying
- October 18, 2017

Police say Weir may face a preliminary charge of murder. Detectives began investigating the crime around 6:30 a.m. Friday, October 13 after a person was found dead on the second level of the building, which houses the gym for 9 on Canal apartments. (more...)
Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) to "Hold"
- October 18, 2017

TEVA has been the subject of a number of other reports. The company recently declared a dividend for shareholders which was paid on Thursday September 14th, 2017. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -21.2%. This showed a surprise of -3.8% in the last quarter earnings. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS will be $1.11 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $3.80. (more...)
Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo Mitsubishi Electric unveils Emirai 4 autonomous EV concept for Tokyo
- October 18, 2017

Under the theme of "Feeling with you; convenient, safe and comfortable for each one", development of the new concept vehicle has drawn on three specific fields of research: electrification, autonomous driving , and connected. A wide-angle interior camera monitors both the driver and the front passenger by detecting the passengers' heads and postures to alert potentially unsafe driving behavior and provides safe and smooth switchover between automated to manual driving. (more...)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) 52 Week low stands at 12.26
- October 18, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp now has a P/E ratio of 206.39 and market cap is 24.07B. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a report on Monday, September 18th. (more...)
Facebook's Head Of Research Lab Regina Dugan To Step Down Facebook's Head Of Research Lab Regina Dugan To Step Down
- October 18, 2017

Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, perhaps alluding to her next position being something that could be world changing. Ending her resignation post with a quote from President Kennedy ("United, there is little we can not do."), Dugan provided no other details, besides the obligatory promise to make sure her transition from Building 8 is as smooth as possible. (more...)
Warhammer Vermintide 2 Set for Release in Q1 2018 Warhammer Vermintide 2 Set for Release in Q1 2018
- October 18, 2017

The game introduces the dark, bloody and twisted Chaos as an enemy faction. At the end of each mission, the improved loot system will grant you weapons, consumable quests, trinkets, hats, crafting material and more for your career path of choice, which you'll be able to progress through the new talent trees. (more...)
Kerry Washington Reportedly Joins Forces With Facebook for Scripted Drama Series
- October 18, 2017

The cast now includes " CSI: Cyber " alum Hayley Kiyoko and actress and model Madison Pettis . It will air on Watch , Facebook's new platform for original shows . "We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Kerry Washington join our producing team", said Jon Avnet , co-founder of Indigenous Media . Indigenous is repped by CAA and attorneys Tara Kole and Leigh Leshner. (more...)
Activision Clarifies Its Patent For Encouraging Microtransactions Activision Clarifies Its Patent For Encouraging Microtransactions
- October 18, 2017

Microtransaction systems are a much-discussed and controversial topic in gaming. The patent mentions that the examples used are for first-person shooters, but the matchmaking system can be used across different games. The patent continues to detail that the system will profile players, trying to determine what types of skills they'd like to obtain. Essentially, they're setting up a skinny nerd to fight Mike Tyson in a boxing match and then after the nerd inevitably gets his ear chewed ... (more...)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ultra Challenge DLC Released
- October 18, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle's second DLC is called the Ultra Challenge Pack, and those who own the Season Pass can download it from today. This includes five maps that are exclusive to co-op play and feature Chain Chomps, Tornados, Boos, and Pyroclasts to deal with. (more...)
Porsche 718 GTS Boxster and Cayman twins revealed Porsche 718 GTS Boxster and Cayman twins revealed
- October 18, 2017

With these improvements, the engine delivers 15 horsepower more than the 718 S model and up to 35 horsepower more than its GTS predecessor models with naturally aspirated engines. "The GTS logos at the bottom of the doors are, you guessed it, also black, as are the 20" wheels, which have a satin finish. The stopwatch of the standard Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. (more...)
LeBron tests ankle in practice, status for opener against Celtics unclear LeBron tests ankle in practice, status for opener against Celtics unclear
- October 18, 2017

The three-time National Basketball Association champion sat out the Cavaliers' first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss. "It's something that he's been trying to work on". James absence in the season opener would surely be hard for the Cavs to overcome. (more...)
Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE:ETN) Holdings Cut by Argent Capital Management LLC
- October 18, 2017

Conocophillips now has $60.12 billion valuation. Sandhill Capital Partners LLC now owns 239,555 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $18,645,000 after purchasing an additional 4,458 shares during the period. 34,622 are held by Walleye Trading Llc. Transamerica Advisors reported 0.07% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). White Pine Ltd Liability Com holds 13,850 shares. (more...)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Shorted Shares Increased By 3.17%
- October 17, 2017

River Road Asset Management Llc owns 1.19 million shares or 0.32% of their United States portfolio. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. About 862,234 shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 65,256 shares in the company, valued at approximately $918,151.92. (more...)
Electronic Arts Announces Closure of Visceral Games, Star Wars Game Being Redesigned Electronic Arts Announces Closure of Visceral Games, Star Wars Game Being Redesigned
- October 17, 2017

The assets from project codename Ragtag will be the foundation of the new Star Wars game that Söderlund teased in the announcement post. A date will be announced in the future, EA says. Moreover, EA confimed that certain aspects of the title will be changed in order "to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore". (more...)
Final Honor Flight of 2017 leaves Springfield Final Honor Flight of 2017 leaves Springfield
- October 17, 2017

Organizers and veterans who've been on previous flights gathered at Ferris State University to begin organizing and raising money for the next flights. You can park in either long or short term lots. In operation since 2009, the 30th Honor Flight departed from The Eastern Iowa Airport around 6:30 a.m. (more...)
Facebook Testing A Resume-Like Feature For Job Hunters
- October 17, 2017

There are different social media platforms for different purposes, like people tend to use Facebook for personal things, while they might turn to LinkedIn for more professional usage. This revelation comes from a tweet from The Next Web's Matt Navarra, showcasing a fairly straightforward feature where people can add their employment history in more detail than what's now available on the platform. (more...)