Sci-tech


Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Sign-Ups Close Next Week Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Sign-Ups Close Next Week
- November 23, 2017

Since Rare launched the game's Insider Program last November, the number of players grew from just 1,000 to over 200,000. In the space of a year we've scaled up from that first wave of 1,000 players to nearly 200,000. Rare also reminds players that while the Tech Alpha should certainly be fun, the game and those who play it must sign an NDA, meaning that gameplay can't be streamed or captured at this stage. (more...)
Niantic is making some big changes to Pokémon Go's Raid Battles Niantic is making some big changes to Pokémon Go's Raid Battles
- November 23, 2017

Trainers will receive Stardust and Premium Raid Passes when an EX Raid Battle is canceled. Rest assured that these battles will now take place during popular raid times, making it less likely that they will take place during the middle of the night or when most people are working. (more...)
Budweiser Might Just Make Beer On Mars A Reality Budweiser Might Just Make Beer On Mars A Reality
- November 23, 2017

Budweiser has announced that in December this year, it will conduct microgravity beer experiments in space by sending some barley up to the ISS. NASA is now working towards the possible astronaut Mars missions in 2030. One experiment will focus on barley seed exposure, the other on seed germination. In a press release, the company states that its finds will not only "offer insights on steps to creating beer on the Red Planet, but it could also provide valuable information on the product ... (more...)
Aston Martin Vantage GTE race vehicle revealed Aston Martin Vantage GTE race vehicle revealed
- November 23, 2017

Speaking to This Is Money , Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman revealed that the new Vantage was designed in 2014, before the release of Spectre in 2015 starring Daniel Craig and the DB10. The front splitter directs air below the auto, where a system channels cooling air where needed and provides the rear diffuser with clean airflow. Even when Aston Martin has been in dire financial straits, it has always somehow managed to build cars of such form-follows-function beauty that owners ... (more...)
Halliburton Company (HAL) Position Lifted by Teacher Retirement System of Texas
- November 23, 2017

As of the end of the quarter Energy Opportunities Capital Management, LLC had disposed of a total of 83,046 shares trimming its stake by 22.3%. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.61% of the company's stock. Price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio of Halliburton Company (HAL ) is 170.83. The oilfield services company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.04. (more...)
Intuit Inc (INTU) Holdings Increased by Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio Intuit Inc (INTU) Holdings Increased by Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio
- November 23, 2017

About 1.51M shares traded or 46.60% up from the average. Bokf acquired 3,589 shares as Intuit ( INTU)'s stock rose 4.61%. It has outperformed by 6.92% the S&P500. Shares for $10.33 million were sold by FENNELL LAURA A on Tuesday, May 30. Its down 0.05, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. The total number of shares of a company owned out there (shares owned by institutional investors, insiders and officers included) are called the company's "shares outstanding". (more...)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)- Bullish Movers Gaining Investors Attention
- November 22, 2017

The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. The C-Score is calculated by a variety of items, including a growing difference in net income verse cash flow, increasing days outstanding, growing days sales of inventory, increasing assets to sales, declines in depreciation, and high total asset growth. (more...)
Several Injuries, Two Deaths During Gun Deer Opener Several Injuries, Two Deaths During Gun Deer Opener
- November 22, 2017

Lt. Strelow told WQOW that the deer was a true albino. DNR officials say rain and high winds in the southern part of the state likely kept harvest numbers down. The deer will then be donated to the Mondovi Conservation Club, where the president says it will be used as a learning tool. Albino, or all-white deer, according to the Wisconsin DNR'S 2017 hunting regulations. (more...)
December 2017's free Games With Gold titles for Xbox One, 360 revealed December 2017's free Games With Gold titles for Xbox One, 360 revealed
- November 22, 2017

EF will bring you news of the Games with Gold titles for January towards the end of December. That's right, the latest episode released a year ago will join Gears of War Ultimate Edition plus the four Gears of War Xbox 360 games already available on Microsoft's gaming subscription service. (more...)
Facebook will soon let you see which Russian pages you interacted with Facebook will soon let you see which Russian pages you interacted with
- November 22, 2017

The social network announced on Wednesday the tool would highlight which pages were associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency - a Kremlin-tied organization that specializes in spreading disinformation. Congress gave Facebook , Google, and Twitter until today to detail plans for improved transparency around election interference, so we'll see if Google and Twitter come out with their own disclosures. (more...)
Pick up the new Amazon Fire 10 for less than $100 Pick up the new Amazon Fire 10 for less than $100
- November 22, 2017

This tablet can compete head-to-head with the more expensive iPad ($329) for most users. The best Fire HD 10 deals in the United Kingdom. Customers can take part in workshops and win prizes at the store, where there will also be a number of special guests, according to Amazon. (more...)
Apple slashes margin on iPhone X in India by 30%; retailers upset Apple slashes margin on iPhone X in India by 30%; retailers upset
- November 22, 2017

It's also claimed that the handset will be assembled by Wistron exclusively at its factory in Bengaluru, India. " Apple gives the least margins". "They ( Apple ) will have to start now because if they lose a window of opportunity in next two years to be on mind of the growing smartphone user base, it would be somewhat hard to grow faster in the world's second largest smartphone market", added Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research. (more...)
Apple's 2018 iPhones may finally support dual SIM cards Apple's 2018 iPhones may finally support dual SIM cards
- November 22, 2017

However, a new report suggests that the 2018 iPhones might solve this problem. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's 2018 iPhone models will feature Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 modems, both of which support the 4×4 MIMO technology. (more...)
Discrimination Still Seeps into Facebook Housing Ads Discrimination Still Seeps into Facebook Housing Ads
- November 22, 2017

In February , Facebook introduced new measures that they said would prohibit discriminatory ads. But a new ProPublica report shows the publication bought housing ads recently - and was still allowed to block groups including African Americans, people interested in wheelchair ramps, Jews, and Spanish speakers from seeing it. (more...)
Intel firmware contains serious Management Engine vulnerabilities, affecting millions of systems Intel firmware contains serious Management Engine vulnerabilities, affecting millions of systems
- November 22, 2017

Intel ME has been a source of concern for security-minded users, in part because only Intel can inspect the firmware, yet many researchers suspected the powerful subsystem had bugs that were ripe for abuse by attackers. Even if Intel releases security patches to OEMs , customers may not get them quickly as it will be up to the hardware companies to release those security updates. (more...)
Surface Book 2's power issues are a feature, not a bug Surface Book 2's power issues are a feature, not a bug
- November 22, 2017

In other words, while the Surface Book 2 is well-equipped for gaming, sooner or later, you'll run into power-related problems that will either have you draining your batter or dropping frame rates. However, in some cases, the device's battery may not be able to keep up. Between the two, the Surface Book 2 is supposed to be more powerful than the Surface Pro, whose main selling point is portable productivity. (more...)
EA Reportedly Fired Plants vs. Zombies Creator for Microtransaction Refusal EA Reportedly Fired Plants vs. Zombies Creator for Microtransaction Refusal
- November 22, 2017

Fan apparently doesn't have an NDA following his firing so he could set the record straight if he wanted to. "That's all I'll say on the matter for now". Yesterday, this anecdote popped up on Reddit , where it skyrocketed to the front page with over 17,000 points. In the aftermath of EA's huge controversy over the number of microtransactions that they had for Battlefront 2, the news just keeps getting worse for them. (more...)
6 killed in Lost Nation house fire 6 killed in Lost Nation house fire
- November 22, 2017

According to ABC 7 Chicago , a staffer at the county's 911 center received a call just after 12 a.m. about a report of smoke in the basement of the home on the 200 block of North Miami Drive. Dental records will be needed to determine identification, Finch said. "This is something that no district, no community wants to endure", Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVinkle said. (more...)
OnePlus 5T is selling really fast, better than any OnePlus phone OnePlus 5T is selling really fast, better than any OnePlus phone
- November 22, 2017

The OnePlus 5T sales went live in multiple markets yesterday and in only six hours managed to break all OnePlus' previous opening day sales records. Also, the company has stopped production of the OnePlus 5 by now, and many countries don't have it for sale anymore. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage on the base model and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage on the high-end model. (more...)
UN Court: Mladic 'Significantly Contributed' to Srebrenica Massacre UN Court: Mladic 'Significantly Contributed' to Srebrenica Massacre
- November 22, 2017

United Nations war crimes judges have found former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and sentenced him to life imprisonment. People, including victims, protest in front of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY ) in The Hague , on November 22, 2017, prior to the verdict in the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic. (more...)
Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors
- November 22, 2017

VRvana's Totem, a virtual reality headset has phenomenal reviews from the individuals who got an early hands-on. Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for a whole now, although the company never confirmed the news to the press. (more...)
Instagram adds 'Request' button so you can join a friend's live video Instagram adds 'Request' button so you can join a friend's live video
- November 22, 2017

Going live together is the best way to connect in real time and have fun with friends, even when you're not together. However, with the new update, your friends can now request for participation. Just tap the "View" button and then choose to add your friend or cancel the request. As Instagram explains , the request icon will have two smiley faces and will also have a red number showing how many requests you have. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could launch soon, official page goes live
- November 22, 2017

In a move to make Apple's iPhone users switch to its smartphones, South Korean technology giant Samsung is set to introduce a new scheme that lets public, especially iPhone owners to experience its latest devices - Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 - for a month at a nominal fee. (more...)
PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PYPL) Reaches a New Pinnacle PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PYPL) Reaches a New Pinnacle
- November 21, 2017

Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in PayPal Holdings by 3,290.0% in the 3rd quarter. Brinker Cap stated it has 130,744 shares. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 11.76% or $0.04 from last year's $0.34 per share. (more...)
Some school performance reports called into question Some school performance reports called into question
- November 21, 2017

This affected the report cards by showing less participation. The report cards look at a variety of factors, including test scores, student growth, being on track for graduation and the school's ability to close the gap among students of different socioeconomic levels and races. (more...)
Facebook Messenger now allows you to send higher resolution photos Facebook Messenger now allows you to send higher resolution photos
- November 21, 2017

Messenger users are already exchanging 17 billion photos a month, according to the company, so it's certainly a change that will affect a lot of people. Once they have the latest version, they can open a conversation and tap on the camera icon to select the photo that they want to send. Now you can only use the feature if you're an iOS or Android user in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Singapore and South Korea, but Facebook plans to start rolling out the feature to other ... (more...)
LG Black Friday Sale Drops OLED Prices to $1500 LG Black Friday Sale Drops OLED Prices to $1500
- November 21, 2017

If your new TV is going to be the centrepiece of your home entertainment setup, you want to consider a 4K HDR TV. You can save a lot of money if you're buying a new TV on Black Friday , but there are a few things you need to know about first. (more...)
November update to Splatoon 2 adds, just, loads of stuff November update to Splatoon 2 adds, just, loads of stuff
- November 21, 2017

The company has released details for two major Splatoon 2 updates, which should reignite some excitement for the shooter. Shellendorf Institute will also be a new addition to the series, while Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall are returning from the first game. (more...)
Apple's iPhone X assembled by illegal student labour Apple's iPhone X assembled by illegal student labour
- November 21, 2017

Six student interns aged 17-19 reportedly said that they routinely worked 11-hour days at a factory in Zhengzhou, which is illegal under Chinese law, according to The Financial Times . "We are being forced by our school to work here", said Ms Yang, an 18-year-old student training to be a train attendant who declined to use her first name for fear of punishment. (more...)
Stocks Movement Analysis: Raytheon Company (RTN), Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- November 21, 2017

Adobe Sys Inc now has $89.88 billion valuation. About shares traded. Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Wunderlich maintained it with "Hold" rating and $115 target in Thursday, November 3 report. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in Adobe Systems in the second quarter valued at about $141,000. (more...)