Thursday September 21-st, 2017

Elon Musk: What the Successful SpaceX Rocket Landing Means Elon Musk: What the Successful SpaceX Rocket Landing Means

The upgraded, 23-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with the nine-engine suborbital main stage returning 10 minutes later to a landing site about 10 kilometers south of its launchpad. "The Falcon has landed",...

Google's robot 'reindeer' make for one creepy sleighride Google's robot 'reindeer' make for one creepy sleighride

But the robot does do a good job in transporting the 340-pound load, which includes the man in the Santa suit and the sleigh. Residents of Waltham, Massachusetts have become used to odd robotic animals and terminators taking to the landscape over t...

Crows seen fashioning special hook tools Crows seen fashioning special hook tools

Furthermore, they would also store the sticks in tree holes. The cameras did not make the crows shy, and they performed just like skateboarders equipped with GoPro cameras, revealing that they not only made and used tools in captivity or at baited ...

HTC, Huawei to release new smartphones in 1Q16, says paper HTC, Huawei to release new smartphones in 1Q16, says paper

It features a large 5.5-inch sized display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. Under the hood is MediaTek's Helio X10 (MT6795T) octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. There's 32GB storage plus...

Reportedly Amazon Thinking on Lines of Leasing Planes for Faster Delivery Reportedly Amazon Thinking on Lines of Leasing Planes for Faster Delivery

Amazon has run into delays when the shippers it depends on now, United Parcel Service and FedEx , have struggled to keep up with the large and erratic orders around Christmas. The ecommerce giant has had talks with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG...

NORAD prepares to track Santa's fabled sleigh ride with hundreds of volunteers NORAD prepares to track Santa's fabled sleigh ride with hundreds of volunteers

Will you be heading to the Norad Santa Tracking site to follow the reindeer pulled sleigh full of presents on Christmas Eve? NORAD is normally responsible for monitoring any aerospace or marine threat but every Christmas season, it focuses on...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shatters box office records 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shatters box office records

The movie is opening six years after Disney paid $4.06 billion for Lucasfilm. Critics lavished praise on " Force Awakens ", which features newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac alongside original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and C...

Deadline looms for Sprint, Verizon 'cramming' refund Deadline looms for Sprint, Verizon 'cramming' refund

These were unwanted fees on your cell phone bill for things like premium texting or horoscopes. T-Mobile previously settled with the FCC for $90 million in a similar case, and AT&T settled for $105 million. Richard Blumenthal said. "This insidious ...

SolarCity quits Nevada following 'anti-solar' decision SolarCity quits Nevada following 'anti-solar' decision

The plan will reduce the amount NV Energy pays customers for excess energy their solar panels produce, and change the flat service rate for customers with solar panels. A panel of three utility regulators weighed a lengthy draft order that would effe...

Google vs. Microsoft: Battle of the Santa Trackers Google vs. Microsoft: Battle of the Santa Trackers

In a 1955 advertisement, the newspaper inadvertently listed the direct line of the crew commander at a US Air Force base in Colorado as the number children should call to reach Santa. Whether he's in a reindeer-drawn sleigh, or doing something slight...

Elon Musk Doesn't Think Volkswagen Should Have to Fix Its Diesel Cars Elon Musk Doesn't Think Volkswagen Should Have to Fix Its Diesel Cars

The industry leaders think the government should demand that Volkswagen speed up its timeframe for offering zero-emissions automobiles rather than requiring the auto-maker pony up billions in cash to fix cars that are not altogether very fuel efficie...

Apple iPhone 7 could do away with the audio port Apple iPhone 7 could do away with the audio port

The information from multiple sources at the show suggested Apple would be launching a new higher-quality audio streaming service, which reignited historical rumors. If this is indeed in the cards for next year, we'd guess that June's WWDC would offe...

Jeff Bezos tweets a snarky congrats to Elon Musk Jeff Bezos tweets a snarky congrats to Elon Musk

USA dollars million 17-satellite network that will provide machine-to-machine messaging services on the ground such as between retailers and shipping containers. The rocket landing marks a huge accomplishment for the nascent private spaceflight indus...

A Christmas Story Marathon start time on TBS A Christmas Story Marathon start time on TBS

We host the annual mafia family festivities which is an inexplicably Italian evening. Family favorites are "Up", "Toy Story 3" and "Frozen" for a good cry into a tin of Cadbury's Roses. My mom died two days after Thanksgiving 2013. My older brothers ...

Deadly Centaur Comet Could Be Disastrous For Earth Deadly Centaur Comet Could Be Disastrous For Earth

NASA tracks around 12,992 near-Earth objects that are orbiting within our solar system close to our own orbit and and estimated around 1,607 of them are classified as Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, the Daily Mail reported .

Miss Universe 2105 blunder bothers Colombians Miss Universe 2105 blunder bothers Colombians

The Internet has had a field day with Steve Harvey's epic mix-up at Sunday's Miss Universe pageant, in which he mistakenly announced the wrong victor. "Because no one of us voted for Philippines". "The first runner-up is Colombia". "I think... you ha...

Government rejects Staples' acquisition of Office Depot Government rejects Staples' acquisition of Office Depot

The Company offers a selection of products, such as Websites and mobile platforms, retail and online shopping and a range of copy and print and technology services. Staples past year announced it was closing hundreds of its North American stores to ...

Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed. That is, except for Ray Ozzie, who doesn't plan to return to the company. Neither company clarified what Talko features, specifically, will be introduced into Skype in the future, only that the Ta...

SpaceX to launch comeback today SpaceX to launch comeback today

This will be the first time that SpaceX has attempted to land its Falcon 9 rocket stage back on the ground after launching to space, but this isn't the first time the company has tried to bring a stage back to Earth. The idea is that SpaceX can refur...

GTA Online Declasse Tampa release time mystery GTA Online Declasse Tampa release time mystery

Rockstar also promises some new, fun additions to the GTA Online Adversary Mode, so watch out for those in the next few days. The content from the previous Festive Surprise and original 2013 Holiday Gifts are also available. ET / 2 p.m. PT. The s...

After mistake, Philippines beauty crowned Miss Universe 2015

Miss Philippines was named Miss Universe on Sunday (Dec 20) in a drama-filled turn worthy of a telenovela. Holding the card with the official results, Harvey reads, "The first runner-up is Columbia". With the two on-stage finalists standing tog...

Killer snake alert: Tourists horrified as 'incredibly venomous' reptile spotted on beach Killer snake alert: Tourists horrified as 'incredibly venomous' reptile spotted on beach

It is believed that because of El Niño and climate change, the waters closer to shore are warmer than they should be, and the snake came searching for eels and fish, which it paralyzes using its potent venom. Their fangs are tiny and they can barely ...

Facebook plans to open source its next-gen machine learning system Facebook plans to open source its next-gen machine learning system

In other words, the new servers can store more info on one device, which means  Facebook's  research team will be able to move faster, explained  Serkan Piantino , engineering director of  Facebook AI Research . Facebook  has already opened up the so...

NASA's 3D Printing Rocket Engine Prototype Passes New Fire Tests NASA's 3D Printing Rocket Engine Prototype Passes New Fire Tests

During the tests, the engine was made to go through all extreme environments where the fuel was burned at or greater than 6,000 degrees’ Fahrenheit temperatures, to produce thrust.

Freaky plesiosaur swam like a penguin Freaky plesiosaur swam like a penguin

Plesiosaur locomotion has puzzled scientists since the beasts were first discovered in 1824 because there aren't any modern animals that look like them. Future computer simulations could be used to discover the degree of agility that plesiosaurs gain...

Episode 4 of Minecraft: Story Mode Due Next Week Episode 4 of Minecraft: Story Mode Due Next Week

Story Mode is available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices. Telltale has already revealed that the next installment of Minecraft: Story Mode would mark the end of the Wither Storm Saga. The season ...

Commercial space station delivery faces more windy weather, launch already Commercial space station delivery faces more windy weather, launch already

The rocket sored safely through clouds, as the space station sped over the Atlantic, north Bermuda. United Launch Alliance manager Vernon Thorp couldn't help but notice all the number fours in Sunday's launch equation. In addition to food, clot...

Cassini to Make Final Close Flyby of Saturn's Moon Enceladus Cassini to Make Final Close Flyby of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

In a statement provided to FoxNews, NASA's Cassini probe will close a significant chapter Saturday when it makes its final close flyby of Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. "The distance of this flyby is in the sweet spot for us to map the he...

Google is bringing split-screen to Android tablets Google is bringing split-screen to Android tablets

The general consensus on the Pixel C is that it's a beautifully designed tablet ruined by hardware defects and a lacklustre software experience. Google is working to add new features on its  Pixel C  tablet is Google's flagship tablet. "But it is d...

Warming Arctic sets another temperature record Warming Arctic sets another temperature record

However, how did the region, which is warming twice as fast as any other place on Earth, get to this point from 2007 onwards? The Arctic is made up of two kinds of ice : younger surface ice, which tends to come and go each year, and older, denser ...

Commercial space station delivery faces more windy weather

The launch came on the third day of attempts in four days as the United Launch Alliance finally found clear weather and launched its Atlas V rocket streaked toward space at 4:44 p.m. After the shuttle retired in 2011, NASA made a decision to ...

Volkswagen hires Kenneth Feinberg to handle diesel cases Volkswagen hires Kenneth Feinberg to handle diesel cases

One of the nation's top compensation experts, Feinberg recently handled claims programs stemming from the General Motors ignition switch scandal and the BP PLC Deepwater Horizon disaster. It will divert them from the court system at the same time pro...

Even Facebook can't make distance disappear Even Facebook can't make distance disappear

Some Facebook employees with families to support could earn a one-off payment of $15,000 (roughly Rs. 9.9 lakhs) or more for housing costs. Such programs are aimed at combating a major problem in San Francisco; the problem of too many young workers w...

Annual report notes record warmth, retreating ice in Arctic Annual report notes record warmth, retreating ice in Arctic

The governments committed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and set a more ambitious goal of achieving a 1.5-degree limit. Scientists aren't sure why. "The massive concentration of walruses onshore - when they sh...

Anonymous vs. ISIS And Donald Trump Anonymous vs. ISIS And Donald Trump

Trump Tower , a 68-story, mixed-use building in midtown Manhattan, is the flagship property of the Trump Organization, the global real-estate company that Donald Trump leads as chairman and president. During an interview with Fox News's Chris Wal...

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