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Hubble images galactic visitor, interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

[Sat 19:05] Hubble has captured an image of a comet that is believed to have traveled to our solar system from a different planetary system somewhere else in the galaxy. "Whereas 'Oumuamua looked like bare rock, Borisov is really active, more like a normal comet," David Jewitt of UCLA, leader of the Hubble team who observed the comet, said in a statement. Hubble was able to capture the comet from a distance of 420 million kilometers from Earth, though astronomers should have more chances to see the object even closer up in the coming months. "Because another star system could be quite different from our own, the comet could have experienced significant changes during its long interstellar journey," Amaya Moro-Martin of the Space Telescope Science Institute said in the same statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NASA's InSight lander is drilling on Mars again, after being stuck for 6 months

[Sat 19:05] Finally, some good news for NASA's InSight lander, which has been struck on Mars due to a part of its drill called "The mole" becoming wedged in the soil. There is a support structure around the mole which can be moved so the team used the robotic arm to remove the supports and get a closer look at the issue. That might not sound like much, but after six months of being stuck this progress is significant and gives hope InSight can get back to being fully operational. "The mole still has a way to go, but we're all thrilled to see it digging again," Troy Hudson, an engineer and scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who has led the mole recovery effort, said in the same statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

U.S. Senator introduces radical bill to protect people's private data

[Sat 19:05] A U.S. Senator has called for a radical new approach to consumer privacy to be adopted following recent revelations about the sale and misuse of data by various technology companies. There would even be an option to impose criminal penalties onto company executives who knowingly lie to the FTC. The legislation would also create a Do Not Track system, allowing people to opt-out of being tracked on the internet, and let them stop companies from selling or sharing their data. Plus companies would have to provide people with copies of their data for review and reveal with whom it has been shared or sold. Taken together, these new rules would give people a "One-click way" to see which companies have data about them and how that data has been spread. Wyden argues that this legislation is necessary now, as companies like Facebook won't seriously address privacy concerns until they are forced to.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticize Apple, Blizzard in letter

[Sat 18:05] Several U.S. lawmakers composed two bipartisan letters this week calling out Apple and Blizzard Entertainment and condemning both companies' recent decisions that were allegedly made to appease Chinese businesses. "In the face of brutal repression, tools like HKMap let peaceful demonstrators share locations to avoid and help to keep peaceful protesters out of harm's way," the letter says. The second letter was authorized by some of the same lawmakers and addressed to Robert Kotick, CEO of Blizzard parent company Activision Blizzard. Similar to the first letter, lawmakers criticized the company's recent decisions, including its decision to ban a competitive Hearthstone player after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protesters.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Russian, Serbian presidents to hold talks in Sochi on December 4

[Sat 18:03] Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on December 4, Vucic said at the joint address with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Belgrade on Saturday, TASS reported. "Could you convey my greetings to President Vladimir Putin? And I am looking forward to our - I think the 17th - meeting in Sochi on December 4," Vucic said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Graphene Still Struggles for Significant Commercialization

[Sat 18:03] Current market studies of the global graphene market have forecasts of about $200 to $600 million for the graphene industry in 2025. Graphene oxide is not a good conductor as graphene but processes exist to augment Graphene oxide properties. The ground-breaking demonstration of the electric field effect in graphene reported more than a decade ago prompted the strong push towards the commercialization of graphene as evidenced by a wealth of graphene research, patents and applications. Although challenges related to quality control in graphene materials remain to be addressed, the advancement in the understandings of graphene will propel the commercial success of graphene as a compelling technology.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Carson City deputies arrest man for allegedly attacking deputy with a home-made weapon

[Sat 18:03] A 26-year-old transient man was arrested in the 2200 block of N. Carson Street on three counts of battery with a deadly weapon, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of indecent conduct after allegedly attacking a sheriff's deputy. According to the arrest report, when deputies arrived they made contact with Brunson who identified himself as Michael Andrew. Brunson then jabbed the metal rod at the deputy in a thrusting motion, which made the deputy step back. He then struck the first deputy on the head with the metal rod again, and the second deputy deployed his taser into Brunson's chest.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best alternatives to Microsoft Office

[Sat 17:05] The best alternatives to Microsoft Office allow users the freedom to create and edit - many are even compatible with files made in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft's programs. If you're loyal to Microsoft's product, it's worth trying out the Office web-based applications, which emulate a lot of the primary features of Office right in your browser for free. Best alternatives to Microsoft office Best Office alternative: FreeOffice. The creators of LibreOffice took a look at Microsoft Office and said, "Let's make sure we can do everything Office can't." By now, the differences are so numerous that someone has created a useful graph that showcases the extra compatibility that LibreOffice offers compared to Microsoft's suite.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Rosatom proposes Baku to build Center for Nuclear Science and Technology

[Sat 17:03] The head of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev, said today that the state corporation had proposed Azerbaijan to build a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology. "We invite our Azerbaijani partners, as Serbian, to consider creating a modern center for nuclear science and technology in the interests of medicine, agriculture, scientific work," RIA Novosti quotes him as saying. Likhachev added that the corresponding package of documents was sent to Baku, where the initiative is currently being studied.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nigeria’s space technology ‘a model for developing nations’ – NASRDA

[Sat 17:03] The National Space Research and Development Agency says the success story of the agency in space technology is a model for other developing countries to emulate. He said the path charted and the success story recorded by Nigerian Space agency should be an encouragement for developing nations intending peaceful use of space technology for socio economic benefits to do so. "Nigeria success story in Space Science and Technology, despite negative perceptions that space science is reserved for developed nations, is quite inspiring and commendable." "The noble accounts of NASRDA is not only witnessing a great revolution in the space and science sector but through its glorious accounts and efforts, Nigeria is currently entangled in international space romance and politics."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Timmins high school Science Olympics

[Sat 17:03] TIMMINS - Science Timmins celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 18 with another edition of the popular Science Olympics competition. Not every team's project went as well in practice as on paper, but Science Timmins says trial and error is what real science is all about. "It's a really hands on approach to science, as opposed to just concept-based. And most kids love that," said Lorraine Cantin, Science Timmins. "I've been very into chemistry and all the other sciences this year, a lot more than last year. Last year, I didn't know that Science Olympics was a thing but this year I found out and was like 'this seems really fun'," said another.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Will the rise of IoT and slowing of Moore's Law contribute to climate change?

[Sat 16:05] Thanks to the rise of the internet of things, or making everyday objects smart and connected, another 50 billion chips are expected to ship in the next two years. Of course, the rise of IoT devices could also make the world more energy-efficient, as these devices will monitor energy waste and curtail it. Does that mean that we have to build a ton of new things, a ton of new datacenters, all kinds of new computers, without the efficiency gains of Moore's Law? And then if that's true, what is the ultimate impact on climate change and whether this melts the planet down? How much more power gets involved, even though these things are more energy-efficient than they used to be? 5G, to me, becomes much more enabling of those types of things as a use case in the industrial IoT space than it is about making cell phones better.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Roland Sands Moto Beach Classic prevails with sound, surf, and Hooligan races

[Sat 15:05] Other long-standing events didn't qualify this year, but the 3rd annual Roland Sands Design Moto Beach Classic is on at Bolsa Chica State Park in Huntington Beach, California, October 26 and 27. The first Moto Beach Classic in 2017 was a one-day fusion of music, surfing, motorcycle racing, and art. The Moto Beach Classic also includes an event for kids, the Electric Strider Bike Kids Race. Tickets to the Moto Beach Classic 2019 are still available.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The affordable HTC Exodus 1s puts a full Bitcoin node in your pocket

[Sat 14:05] HTC has just announced a new, more affordable version of its Exodus 1 smartphone - a device that comes with a built-in hardware wallet for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The new HTC Exodus 1s costs 219 euros and allows owners to buy, sell, send, receive, lend, and borrow cryptocurrency directly from the device. The HTC Exodus 1s also boasts software tools that enable it to run a full Bitcoin node. The original HTC Exodus 1 could only be purchased with cryptocurrency on release and at relatively high prices to begin with, close to $1,000, though it was later sold more conventionally for $699. The HTC Exodus 1s is much more affordable at 219 Euros, which is around $244 at the time of writing.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Democratic & Republican lawmakers criticize Apple, Blizzard in letter

[Sat 12:05] Several U.S. lawmakers composed two bipartisan letters this week calling out Apple and Blizzard Entertainment and condemning both companies' recent decisions that were allegedly made to appease Chinese businesses. "In the face of brutal repression, tools like HKMap let peaceful demonstrators share locations to avoid and help to keep peaceful protesters out of harm's way," the letter says. The second letter was authorized by some of the same lawmakers and addressed to Robert Kotick, CEO of Blizzard parent company Activision Blizzard. Similar to the first letter, lawmakers criticized the company's recent decisions, including its decision to ban a competitive Hearthstone player after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protesters.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.1: These are the biggest new features announced

[Sat 12:05] The patch is now set for Tuesday, October 29, with a few of the features coming two weeks later in patch 5.1. New hairstyles and mounts are among the available rewards, and The Diadem is set to be reworked as a gathering hub for this purpose in a later patch. Before ending the livestream with new merchandise and events, producer Naoki Yoshida demonstrated the upcoming New Game+ feature. Through a glossy new menu, players will be able to run through a chosen main scenario questline without starting a new character, and toggle between progress points on the fly.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

WorldReach employs Cognitec’s technology to enable ID document applications with smartphones

[Sat 12:03] "The WorldReach solution brings the advantages of face recognition to modern ID management systems," says Alfredo Herrera, Cognitec CEO. "We look forward to contributing our expertise as WorldReach evolves this trend-setting technology." Physical security systems that involve the information technology department, as do most systems today, can be especially complex. Healthcare security professionals are early adopters of technology, implementing the best technology available" "We are hearing more and more from customers across industries that they want to be able to use their security systems and devices for more than just security: they want added value," says Ouellette. "I would say healthcare security professionals in general are early adopters of technology and like to implement the best technology available," says Jim Stankevich, Global Manager - Healthcare Security, Johnson Controls/Tyco Security Products.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tilt Five adds new partners for AR tabletop game project: Tabletopia and Monocle Socity

[Sat 11:05] Tilt Five announced two new tabletop AR game partners with Tabletopia and Monocle Society. Tilt Five recently launched their Kickstarter campaign for a consumer-grade AR platform focused on tabletop gaming. In a mid-campaign update, Tilt Five says Monocle Society and Tabletopia will join as partners. In the update, Tilt Five says that with Tabletopia even if "Your friends don't have Tilt Five, they can still join in via PC, phone, or tablet." The standard online web version of Tabletopia is available now if you want to see how it works.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to live stream New Zealand vs Ireland FREE from anywhere in the Rugby World Cup 2019 now!

[Sat 11:05] 11.15am WET/BST is when kick-off time will be beamed in from Tokyo and we'll give you all the information you need to live stream New Zealand vs Ireland in the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals. Live stream Ireland vs New Zealand online for FREE in the UK. ITV in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland are your free-to-air destinations for this showdown with the All Blacks. How to watch a Rugby World Cup live stream anywhere else in the world. Whether you're a native or an expat, you probably know by now that Spark Sport has had the rights to stream live most matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Cruise ship passenger attempts dangerous selfie, gets banned for life

[Sat 11:05] A tourist in the Caribbean found this to her cost recently when she was kicked off a cruise ship for climbing outside of its railings to snap a selfie. The ship's operator, Royal Caribbean Cruises, has since banned the woman from its ships for life. A fellow passenger spotted the woman perched precariously on the edge of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship - one of the largest in the world - as it travelled through the Caribbean earlier this week. The Allure of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world and features a skating rink, theater, zip line, casino, shops, 25 restaurants, and park with real trees.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Battletech gets Heavy Metal expansion on November 21

[Sat 09:05] Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes announced the Heavy Metal expansion for mech combat game Battletech will go live on November 21. Heavy Metal adds eight new mechs featuring several classic designs, a Flashpoint mini-campaign, and eight weapon systems to the turn-based strategy title on PC, Mac, and Linux. The mechs include seven classic mech designs from the original Battletech board game and an additional mech designed exclusively for this expansion. "Heavy Metal brings a greater level of diversity to Battletech by including eight new 'Mechs and a variety of devastating weapon systems that will change the way players destroy their opponents," said Mitch Gitelman, Battletech game director and cofounder of Harebrained Schemes, in a statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Science expo brings out young talents at Dr Dasarathan School, Coimbatore

[Sat 08:03] It was an opportunity for the students of Dr.Dasarathan International School, Coimbatore at the 'Kalam Vision 2020', an interschool science exhibition and contest conducted on Friday. The two-day event witnessed the participation of 700 students from various schools in and around Coimbatore. Almost hundred projects created by the students were displayed and each one's mechanism was explained by the students. Vivekanandan, Chairman of Moral Resource and Research Foundation said, "Aimed at a great achievement in 2020, the exhibition has brought out hundreds of projects. The event is mainly aimed at provoking the scientific temper of the students so that various inventions could be done. This is what Dr.Kalam envisioned."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Samsung Galaxy S11 could one-up Huawei P40 with rollable in-screen camera

[Sat 07:05] Huawei and Samsung are racing to implement ways to bury a camera underneath the screen itself for the Huawei P40 and Samsung Galaxy S11 respectively. Not content with embedding a camera underneath the housing to increase the screen-to-bezel ratio, Samsung has filed a patent titled 'electronic device including flexible display'. In a design that echoes the Samsung Galaxy A80 with its rotating camera, allowing for excellent picture quality in both directions, Samsung has patented a 'rollable' slide display that will shift the camera on the back of the phone into a spot underneath the screen on the bottom right-hand corner of the device. For now, we're anticipating the under-screen camera developments from the upcoming Huawei P40 Pro, and how Samsung will riposte with the Galaxy S11 next year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Huawei is in early talks about licensing 5G tech to U.S. firms

[Sat 05:05] Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or a one-off transfer, declining to name or quantify the companies. The U.S. government, fearing Huawei equipment could be used to spy on customers, has led a campaign to convince allies to bar it from their 5G networks. Huawei has spent billions to develop its 5G technology since 2009.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

DNA Technology Regulation Bill referred to parliamentary panel

[Sat 05:03] The DNA Technology Regulation Bill, which seeks to control the use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of a person, has been referred to a parliamentary standing committee for examination, the Lok Sabha secretariat has said. The bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. "Members are informed that the Chairman, Rajya Sabha, in consultation with the Speaker, Lok Sabha, has referred the DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2019, as introduced in Lok Sabha, to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests for examination and report within three months," the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a bulletin on Friday. The bill provides for establishment of a national DNA data bank and regional DNA data banks.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘Nigerian needs technology based solutions against flooding’

[Sat 03:03] Chairperson of the Friends of the Environment and immediate past president, Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Mrs Joan Maduka, in this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO speaks on how Nigeria can overcome the challenge of yearly flooding. Then at the smaller level, virtually all the cities are having their own problems mainly because they are not properly drained. At the community level, what can the citizens do?As I said earlier, at that level, we need to ensure that we clear our drains. With what we are seeing in the cities right now, the states and local councils will have to make a strong effort to clear the drains.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Young CEOs who are changing the world through technology

[Sat 02:03] While some people use technology for mundane things, people are using it to achieve great things in society. On how the idea of Agriple came, he said, "The idea came when I was serving in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. I became friends with the indigenes who were primarily subsistent farmers. During the harvest season, I saw the apprehension they had about not being able to sell their products and their fears were valid." So what is Agriple? It is an online platform developed to directly connect farmers with consumers and off-takers to reduce food waste. "A lot of the farmers can't use the internet, so there's no way for them to use the platform. That's why we created farmer agents. We send farmer agents to remote areas, to uncover the farmers, teach or help them with using the platform. Our agents get the prices and pictures of their products and put them on our website," Vincent further explained.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nanoleaf's Screen Mirror creates 4D sensory experiences for all your media

[Sat 01:05] Screen Mirror takes the idea of ambient screen lighting and expounds on it. A simple LED setup can reflect the ambient light onto the wall behind the screen, but Nanoleaf's Screen Mirror takes the colors and hues of your screen and transforms them into a light show that enhances the overall experience. Screen Mirror works with Nanoleaf Aurora and Nanoleaf Canvas light panels and features four different modes: Match, Palette, Melt, and Fade. Screen Mirror is available now to all Nanoleaf customers that have a light panel system.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Salesforce CEO hates Section 230, but his lawyers sure don't

[Sat 01:05] That's because, according to BuzzFeed News, Salesforce lawyers are using Section 230 as a defense in not one, but seven lawsuits involving the website Backpage, to which Salesforce reportedly sold its cloud-based sales management software and other services. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is the law that keeps tech platforms from being held accountable for the content posted by their users, and it's that same law Salesforce lawyers think will protect it from having provided technical assistance to a company that was shut down by the feds for breaking numerous money laundering and prostitution laws. Marc Benioff October 16, 2019 Techdirt founder Mike Masnick first brought attention to Salesforce using Section 230 as a legal defense when he called out the apparent hypocrisy on Twitter. "Salesforce objects to the Requests on the ground that it is entitled to federal immunity from suit under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. 230, with respect to the claims in this action," Salesforce's lawyers wrote in a filing for one of the seven case, this one out of Harris County, Texas.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited's (HKG:1289)

[Sat 01:03] How Does Deqiang Zhang's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?Our data indicates that Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited is worth HK$156m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as CN¥583k for the year to December 2018. Is Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited Growing?On average over the last three years, Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited has grown earnings per share by 35% each year. Has Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited Been A Good Investment?Since shareholders would have lost about 51% over three years, some Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. In Summary...Wuxi Sunlit Science and Technology Company Limited is currently paying its CEO below what is normal for companies of its size.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology Startups to Watch

[Sat 01:03] To showcase how companies are doing this effectively, we're turning the spotlight on eight startups coming to market with technologies ranging from a software-first automation platform, virtual contract manufacturing, and industrial cybersecurity systems to metal and carbon-fiber 3D printing, and industrial analytics. A key component of Corvex's technology is the smart PPE where the company got its start. In 2013, the Evans brothers launched Fictiv, a virtual contract manufacturer that provides an online platform to help companies bring hardware products to market faster by tapping into the latent capacity of more than 200 small manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and China. The company's flagship technology, Blacksmith, is "The first AI-powered software that makes manufacturing machines 'aware' so they can automatically adjust programming to ensure every part is produced as designed," said Mark.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Several Democratic, Republican lawmakers criticize Apple and Blizzard in letter

[Sat 00:05] Several U.S. lawmakers composed two bipartisan letters this week calling out Apple and Blizzard Entertainment and condemning both companies' recent decisions that were allegedly made to appease Chinese businesses. "In the face of brutal repression, tools like HKMap let peaceful demonstrators share locations to avoid and help to keep peaceful protesters out of harm's way," the letter says. The second letter was authorized by some of the same lawmakers and addressed to Robert Kotick, CEO of Blizzard parent company Activision Blizzard. Similar to the first letter, lawmakers criticized the company's recent decisions, including its decision to ban a competitive Hearthstone player after he voiced his support for the Hong Kong protesters.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Avoid the Krack attack that could break your Amazon Echo and Kindle's back

[Sat 00:05] The always-listening Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart assistants have recorded conversations they were never meant to hear, while Nest security cameras have been the target of hackers that used them to harass homeowners. Now the first-generation Amazon Echo and the eighth-generation Amazon Kindle are vulnerable to two separate Krack exploits - a weakness that enables hackers to access the device over Wi-Fi. It can grant a bad actor the ability to view and control traffic across a standard WPA2 network. According to Forbes, Amazon the vulnerabilities were patched as soon as they were discovered, citing the importance of customer trust in the company. Amazon has made many strides in recent months to improve the security of its devices.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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Marvel Phase 4: Mahershala Ali is Blade, Natalie Portman returns, and more

[Fri 23:05] Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins on May 1, 2020 with Black Widow, a prequel starring Scarlett Johansson as the MCU's premiere superspy and Florence Pugh as fellow assassin Yelena Belova. Not only will Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson return as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively, but in one of Comic-Con's biggest surprises, Marvel announced that Natalie Portman will rejoin the franchise as Jane Foster, who will become a new, female Thor. Marvel also shared more details about its upcoming Disney+ series: Loki, WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, WandaVision, and What If? Notably, Marvel confirmed that Loki will follow the version of the character who ran off with the Tesseract in Endgame, and announced that Falcon and Winter Soldier's villain will be Baron Zemo, who we last saw in Civil War. Finally, Marvel closed out its panel by announcing a Blade reboot starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, set to launch sometime after 2021.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wing launches the first commercial drone delivery service in the United States

[Fri 23:05] Drone delivery service Wing began delivering over-the-counter medication, as well as snacks and gifts, to people who live and work in the town of Christiansburg, Virginia, this week. FedEx is expected to complete its first scheduled e-commerce drone delivery using Wing's drones, making it the first delivery company to use a drone for that "Last mile" delivery. While Wing is the first company to be certified by the FAA, Amazon currently is working on its own delivery drone and UPS has announced a drone delivery program in partnership with drone-maker Matternet in July. The first Prime Air delivery drone was unveiled in 2013.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

4 Colorado Educators Receive Presidential Award For Math, Science

[Fri 23:03] Four educators from Colorado are among those who recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The White House announced on Tuesday the winners of the Presidential Award for Math and Science. The award was established in 1983 and represents the highest honor given by the U.S. Government to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of mathematics and science. The selection process for the distinction is facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Science Foundation.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Only through Science, the World Population Will Be Fed in 30 Years

[Fri 23:03] Science and innovation seem to be the answer to the problem of how to feed the world population in 2050, with fewer agricultural areas. "In the case of an agricultural input for a product to go on the market, at least 20 years of studies are necessary and in order to register it with the regulatory authorities of a country, a minimum of 100 scientific research works must be submitted to support it. That is, their safety is more than proven", said Marcela Chacón, director of Public Affairs and Government of Bayer. Glyphosate is a clear example of a product victim of the fear of scientific research. Glyphosate has been used safely and successfully throughout the world for more than 4 decades more than 800 scientific investigations guarantee its safety.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

These are the biggest new features announced in the FFXIV Patch 5.1 livestream

[Fri 22:05] The patch is now set for Tuesday, October 29, with a few of the features coming two weeks later in patch 5.1. New hairstyles and mounts are among the available rewards, and The Diadem is set to be reworked as a gathering hub for this purpose in a later patch. Before ending the livestream with new merchandise and events, producer Naoki Yoshida demonstrated the upcoming New Game+ feature. Through a glossy new menu, players will be able to run through a chosen main scenario questline without starting a new character, and toggle between progress points on the fly.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What's new on Hulu in November, and what's leaving soon

[Fri 22:05] The streaming site has an impressive list of new offerings for September 2019, from compelling original series to critically acclaimed movies. On the film side, Hulu debuts its original documentary Untouchable, and offers up a long list of horror classics to get the Halloween season started early. As for television, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, season 1 of The Purge, and the season finale of the Hulu Original horror series Into the Dark all arrive on the streaming service this month. Below is the full list of everything new coming to the streamer in the month of September, and everything going away.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Kik Messenger will live on after Kik sells it to focus on cryptocurrency

[Fri 22:05] Last month, Kik announced that it would be shutting down the once-popular Kik Messenger app to focus on selling its Kin cryptocurrency, and fighting an SEC battle about the Kin cryptocurrency. In a surprise, it was announced on the Kik blog that Kik Messenger will apparently live on, as it has been purchased by MediaLab, a holding company that owns companies like anonymous-messaging app Whisper and mixtape-sharing service DatPiff. The Kin cryptocurrency will also still be part of the app in some way, as MediaLab said that it will "Further partner" with the remaining Kik team on "Expanding" Kin integration into the service. While it's good to see that Kik Messenger will live on, I have to wonder if it's too little, too late for the app.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to live stream New Zealand vs Ireland free from anywhere in the Rugby World Cup 2019

[Fri 21:05] 11.15am WET/BST is when kick-off time will be beamed in from Tokyo and we'll give you all the information you need to live stream New Zealand vs Ireland in the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals. Live stream Ireland vs New Zealand online for FREE in the UK. ITV in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland are your free-to-air destinations for this showdown with the All Blacks. How to watch a Rugby World Cup live stream anywhere else in the world. Whether you're a native or an expat, you probably know by now that Spark Sport has had the rights to stream live most matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Researchers demo AR hand tracking controls for smartphones

[Fri 21:05] Now a group of Brown University researchers is showing off a different spin on the same hand tracking technology, applying it to the more popular medium of smartphone AR. As of today, Brown HCI's Portal-ble concept is somewhat rough around the edges, with a goal of enabling a hand-held smartphone to detect the user's other hand for interactions with digital objects. Rather than using a smartphone with an integrated rear time of flight camera, the researchers paired an Android smartphone with a Leap Motion sensor and a battery-powered Intel Compute Stick to achieve their results; the PC provides the necessary computing horsepower to power the hand tracking. The Leap Motion sensor works quickly and accurately enough to enable a hand to select between multiple items, while the system supports both translucent, boxy hand representations and occlusion of a more realistic hand model. Of course, the major issues are the size, expense, and kludginess of the current hardware required to enable the feature, as well as the question as to whether users of smartphones would actually use hand tracking with one hand as they hold the device in another.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Blizzard is banning people in its Hearthstone Twitch chat for pro-Hong Kong statements

[Fri 21:05] There's a catch: anybody who posts anything pro-Hong Kong seems to be earning an automatic 24-hour chat ban, as reported by Dot Esports. As the summer went on, Hong Kong police escalated their use of force, deploying tear gas, bean bag rounds, and in some cases, live fire. On October 8th, the company issued a yearlong ban to Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung, a prominent professional Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, after he said a pro-Hong Kong slogan in a post-game interview. After a public outcry, Blizzard reduced the length of the ban by six months and reinstated his prize money - although a week later, the company suspended three college Hearthstone players for six months after they held up a sign that said "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" during an official competition stream.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Digital Trends Live: NASA's all-female space walk, Apple AirPods Pro, and more

[Fri 21:05] On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Adrien Warner break down the biggest trending tech topics of the day, including NASA's first all-female space walk, Facebook's decision to not ban political ads, the upcoming Apple AirPods Pro, a chance to get paid to watch Disney+, and more. Editors' Recommendations Digital Trends Live: Netflix's numbers, Ford's charging network, and more. Digital Trends Live: iPhone 2020 rumors, PlayStation goes Android, moon cotton. Digital Trends Live: OnePlus 7 review, Uber does public transit, and more.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Jedi: Fallen Order — The satisfaction of creating new Star Wars canon

[Fri 20:05] Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an impressive action game with an impressive focus on exploration, but it's also a new Star Wars story. After spending almost four hours of the games, getting a chance to meet many of the new faces and explore the Zeffo, I interviewed the studio about the fun and challenge of creating its own slice of Star Wars material. We obviously wanted to make it look like a Star Wars game. Megan Fausti: On the story side, we had a lot of freedom to craft something new and different in the Star Wars universe, bring in our own characters, our own style, while still making something that was going to be both resonant and something that fit well in the larger Star Wars canon.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

[Fri 20:05] In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. The first, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, expresses "Strong concern" over the company's decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters from its App Store. "Cases like these raise real concern about whether Apple and other large US corporate entities will bow to growing Chinese demands rather than lose access to a billion Chinese consumers," the letter says. The second letter, signed by some of the same lawmakers, was sent to Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick, and similarly criticizes the company's decision to ban a competitive Hearthstone player who voiced support for the Hong Kong protesters.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wing's delivery drones take flight for the first time in Virginia

[Fri 20:05] Wing's drone delivery service is now live in Virginia. Wing says it's the first commercial drone delivery service in the US. Earlier this year, Wing became one of the first drone operators to be certified as a commercial air carrier by the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing it to deliver goods to people who may live miles away and not in the drone operator's line of sight. A video posted by Wing shows an elderly couple and a family with young children using their smartphones to select items for delivery. Wing promises deliveries within "Minutes" of the orders being placed to customers who live in Christiansburg's "Designated delivery zones." And there are no extra fees for the deliveries, a spokesperson said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

There's a new Banana Phone, and it can play ‘Bananaphone'

[Fri 20:05] New iPhones, new Pixels, new Surface devices, new Echos... and a new Banana Phone. Earlier today, I spotted FCC filings for an updated model of the Banana Phone, so I called up Brian Brunsing, president of Banana Phone LLC, to learn more about what's new. The biggest new feature: the new Banana Phone will apparently be able to play music over a speaker that's louder than the original model's. Don't expect the new Banana Phone to be a Sonos replacement, though - Brunsing told me the new model isn't designed to compete in the speaker space.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google can't even get full RCS support for the Pixel 4

[Fri 20:05] Google's Pixel 4 won't launch with support for RCS messaging on some of the biggest US networks. Verizon didn't support RCS until December of last year, and the Pixel 3 was its inaugural device. The Pixel 3 didn't support RCS on other networks, but that was understandable: the first three Pixel phones were a Verizon exclusive. Now that the Pixel 4 is available across all the major US carriers it should be expected that RCS support - something Google has been emphasizing - would be available on its flagship smartphone.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wing launches drone delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia

[Fri 19:05] Earlier this year, Wing became one of the first to launch a commercial drone delivery service after Australia's civil aviation authority, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, granted it approval following more than four years of testing, 70,000 flights, and 3,000 deliveries. Despite these bumps in the road, Wing is intent on forging ahead. Burgess recently announced it would launch a free 10-minute drone delivery trial in Helsinki, Finland for items weighing 3.3 pounds or less up to a distance of 6.2 miles. UPS formed a new drone delivery subsidiary in July, which it said will seek FAA approval to operate commercial flights. Amazon launched a trial of its Prime Air drone delivery service for select customers in Cambridge, England in December 2016.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Here's the entire Destiny 2 story explained, including the lore in Shadowkeep

[Fri 19:05] In the initial Destiny storyline, players - in the role of Guardians - fought to re-establish humanity's foothold on key outposts on Earth and other planets, while investigating rumors of new alien races and the possibility of yet another threat from the Darkness. Over the course of that first story arc, the Guardians battle the alien armies of the Fallen, the Hive, and the Cabal, while dealing with the android-like Vex, recovering a piece of the Traveler, and extinguishing an entity with ties to the Darkness. In House of Wolves, the second expansion to the Destiny universe, the Guardians quell a rebellion staged by a group of Fallen who had previously served Queen Mara Sov of the Awoken. Through the course of Destiny 2, the player reconnects with the Guardians' leaders, Zavala, Cayde-6, and Ikora, all of whom are trying to figure out how to defeat Ghaul in their own way.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Harley-Davidson resumes production of first electric motorcycle after charging issue

[Fri 19:05] Harley-Davidson has restarted production and deliveries of LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, after resolving an issue with the bike's charging technology that was discovered last week, the company tells The Verge. The first customers of the $30,000 LiveWire, which just started shipping in September, can resume charging their motorcycles at home. LiveWire was originally introduced as a concept motorcycle back in 2014, and it's the company's first foray into electric propulsion technology. Harley-Davidson is expected to follow LiveWire with a number of smaller, more affordable electric motorcycles, as well as seated electric scooters and bicycles.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ProBeat: Google's Pixel 4 ups the AI ante to offline language models

[Fri 18:05] The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL unveiled this week at the Made by Google hardware event in New York City continue this tradition. Google says that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL use a Pixel Neural Core for on-device processing. Live Caption is coming to the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 3 XL "Later this year." Google is also "Working closely with other Android phone manufacturers to make it more widely available in the coming year." Obviously, none of these have a Pixel Neural Core. We can conclude that Live Caption will work best on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, but Google is clearly able to get it to work without the Pixel Neural Core.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Razer's Viper Ultimate cuts the cord and makes for a killer gaming mouse

[Fri 18:05] It's new $150 Viper Ultimate gaming mouse cuts the cords, and isn't ordinary. According to Razer, there are a few things unique about the new Viper Ultimate - and make it compete with wired mice or even one of Logitech's best e-sports gaming mice, the G Pro Wireless. From the lit Razer logo on the front to the grips on the side, the new mouse is similarly shaped to the older Viper wired mouse. Finally, while not new, Razer's Viper Ultimate sports an Optical Mouse Switch.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tesla raises price of Model 3 by $500 as it adds a little bit more range

[Fri 18:05] Tesla has once again tweaked the Model 3's pricing structure and specifications. The California-based company's entry-level model is now more expensive, but the cheapest version now offers buyers a little bit more driving range. The lineup is still broken down into three models called Standard Range Plus, Long Range, and Performance The cheapest Model 3 now costs $39,490, a figure that represents a $500 increase. There are no indications that the Model 3 Standard Range Plus quietly received hardware updates.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

An image of the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro gets dropped in Catalina

[Fri 18:05] French publication MacGeneration recently discovered that the MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2 contains a visual reference to the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The overall chassis of the MacBook otherwise appears to be the same, and the wallpaper on the MacBook appears to be from Mac OS X Tiger. It's not clear how these images were obtained - or if they are authentic - but this could suggest that Apple has already begun testing the rumored MacBook internally with MacOS Catalina. Since MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 is expected for release sometime this fall, there could be the chance that the new MacBook might be coming this year instead. In addition to the images, the model number for the 16-inch Macbook has also been claimed to been discovered, with MacGeneration citing it as MacBookPro16.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Trump just got fact-checked from space, again

[Fri 18:05] Today, President Trump took a few moments out of his day to speak with NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are currently conducting the first all-female spacewalk in history on the outside of the International Space Station. While speaking with the pair, Trump mistakenly suggested this was the first female spacewalk ever - a point that the astronauts corrected him on. "This is the first time for a woman outside of the space station," Trump said. In 2017, Trump asked NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson when she thought astronauts would head to Mars, just after signing a new authorization bill for NASA that outlined the timeline for that.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘It was a learning curve for everyone': Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse's tech experiments

[Fri 18:05] Robert Eggers' new black-and-white arthouse drama The Lighthouse is the kind of film that's just about impossible for a studio to market. It's hard to say what kind of horror film - Eggers and his brother and co-writer Max Eggers deliberately keep the details ambiguous. In the late '20s and early '30s in Europe, there was a little bit of a lighthouse genre, with a couple of French directors filming things in Brittany about the maritime community there. In the early '20s, there were some silent films, with Rin Tin Tin and a lighthouse , and a silent film with a girl and an old man in a lighthouse.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The back of the Honor 9X is an eye-catching, glittery piece of pixel art

[Fri 17:05] Following on from the cool V-shape pattern that made the Honor View 20 so eye-catching, the back of the forthcoming Honor 9X is emblazoned with a massive X-shape, and rather than being too gaudy, it's surprisingly subtle. Unlike the ocean-deep V-shape on the View 20, the Honor 9X's X is closer in style to pixel art. The name confirms this is Honor's sequel to the Honor 8X. Released in October 2018, the 8X had a 6.5-inch screen with a notch at the top, the Kirin 710 processor, a 3,750mAh battery, and a dual-lens camera on the back. There's not long to wait until Honor stops being coy and tells us all about the Honor 9X. The phone will launch in Russia and the Netherlands first on October 24, and we'd expect a wider launch to follow very soon afterward, including in the U.K. A U.S. launch is obviously not expected, and there are question marks over whether the Honor 9X will come with Google Services on board, due to Honor being part of Huawei, and having to deal with the same restrictions.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Best Buy slashes the price of Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 by $200

[Fri 17:05] While there are many models available, Ecovacs is a reliable brand that brought us the Deebot Ozmo 93o. Best Buy simply puts the cherry on top with a $200 discount that plummets its price of $700 to a more feasible $500. The Deebot Ozmo 930 may just look like an oversized hockey puck but it sure packs a lot of tricks under the hood. Ozmo models stand out because of their ability to mop; simply attaching the cloth in place of the brush sets the Deebot 930 into mop mode. Corded vacuums have great suction power while steam cleaners are exceptionally great for deep-seated stains, but the convenience of these models ensures floors will be cleaned more often than most people are willing to do when they have to do it themselves.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Latest macOS Catalina beta hints at new 16-inch MacBook Pro

[Fri 17:05] Rumors have been circulating for months that Apple is readying a new, 16-inch MacBook Pro model - some reports claiming as early as this year - and we might have just gotten a first look at it, thanks to a new image hidden in the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta that was uncovered by MacGeneration. The file apparently refers to a new MacBook Pro model designated "MacBookPro16,1", and features a thumbnail image for what definitely looks like a larger MacBook Pro with thinner bezels than the current 15-inch model's icon. It wouldn't be the first time Apple's accidentally leaked a new product design with accidental beta icons, either: the company confirmed the iPhone X's redesign with an beta icon, as well as the iPhone XS Max and iPad Pro redesigns last year. Apple's been rumored to be working on a 16-inch MacBook Pro that would debut a new design for some time, with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that the larger model will introduce a new keyboard that will trickle down to the rest of the lineup in 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Electronic Theatre brings immersive group gaming to physical rooms

[Fri 16:05] Electronic Theatre has custom-built rooms that are 200 square-feet in size, and which use touchscreens, motion-tracking, surround sound, and projection mapping to beam interactive games from floor-to-ceiling across four walls. Electronic Theatre was cofounded originally as Immersive Games Lab back in March last year by Dean, who previously created Tough Mudder, the famous mud-infested obstacle race that has taken the world by storm over the past decade. While there are other interactive gaming experiences out there, such as VR arcades, Electronic Theatre is pitching itself as more of a social experience. There are plenty of other social gaming experiences out there, through online streaming and in esports venues, but it seems pretty clear that Electronic Theatre is less geared toward serious gamers than it is the cinema-going or pizza-and-beer fraternity.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GamesBeat Decides 128: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order rules

[Fri 16:05] It's time to get excited for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order because it turns out that it is good. On this week's episode of GamesBeat Decides, co-host and reviews editor Mike Minotti talks about playing the first few hours of Respawn's adventure. He thinks this could end up as one of the best Star Wars games ever. In the news, the GamesBeat Decides crew talks about the latest developments with Blizzard, Hong Kong, and China.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The DeanBeat: Riot Games sheds its image as a single-game company

[Fri 15:05] Riot made the game into a seemingly eternally renewable franchise by issuing more items for in-game purchases that made the game seem fresh. To give Riot the benefit of the doubt, people forgave the company for some of these problems because League of Legends was so good and because the quality bar of Riot was so high that the company canceled games that didn't meet the high bar. Each game the company is working on has the Riot DNA, Merrill said. "A lot of people perceive us as a League of Legends company or a PC gaming company or a free-to-play company or strategy games. None of that captures what Riot is all about. We try to capture gamers with the highest expectations, the deepest expertise, and we'll do any business on any platform to serve them well."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple AirPods 3: Everything we know about the AirPods Pro

[Fri 15:05] Now the question is, if Apple is indeed adding ANC to the AirPods 3, how exactly would it work? AirPods have traditionally lacked sound isolation, meaning they simply sit in your ear and do not seal off any part of your ear canal with an intruding, padded bud. The AirPods 3 have what appears to be a silicone tip on the end, which adds fuel to the fire that is the AirPods 3 shipping with noise-canceling on board. The result is a set of AirPods - which some believe could be called the AirPods Pro and will co-exist alongside the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case - with a wider head and silicone ear tips in tow. Forget AirPods 3, we could be looking at AirPods Pro.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Rumor: Apple AirPods Pro coming at end of October possibly for $260

[Fri 15:05] The most recent report, from China Economic Daily, appears to confirm what we've suspected for some time: The next AirPods will be called the AirPods Pro and will launch as early as the end of October for 8,000 Taiwanese dollars, according to the report. Apple has a track record of multiple fall product announcements and could still debut the new earbuds with enough time for consumers to add the new AirPods Pro to their holiday wish lists. At the rumored $260 price, the AirPod Pros will be a big jump up from the current AirPods which start at just $159. Still, Apple's own Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds debuted at $250, so perhaps that will be the starting price for the AirPods Pro. To stay up-to-date on all the rumors and news surrounding the next Apple AirPods, check out our ongoing coverage - Apple AirPods 3: Everything we know about the next Pods.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Electric Mini Cooper SE laps the Nürburgring without using its brakes

[Fri 15:05] Like most electric cars, the Mini Cooper SE has both conventional friction brakes and regenerative braking, which uses the resistance of the electric motor to slow the car down. The Mini Cooper SE allows the driver to manually select the level of regeneration. Driving on normal roads rather than racetracks, Mini expects the Cooper SE to achieve 146 miles to 167 miles of range, as measured on the European testing cycle. The electric Mini is expected to go on sale in the U.S. next year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

2020 Subaru Crosstrek gets more tech and a slight price bump

[Fri 15:05] The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek enters the new model year with minor updates and a slight price bump. The Crosstrek Hybrid marries Subaru's boxer engine with a Toyota-sourced hybrid system. All 2020 Crosstrek models with the CVT, as well as the Crosstrek Hybrid, get Subaru's EyeSight driver assist system as standard equipment. Pricing for the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek starts at $23,155 for a base model with the manual transmission.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Saber Interactive buys Bigmoon Entertainment, announces two new projects

[Fri 14:05] Saber Interactive announces today that it's buying Bigmoon Entertainment, the makers of games such as Dakar 18, Demons Age, and Police Simulator: Patrol Duty. Bigmoon's 40-person team is now Saber Porto, and it's working on two unannounced projects for PC and consoles. "Saber has a constant need for talented developers. Even in Russia, where most of our creative staff is based, it can be challenging to find good developers despite the country's abundance of talent," Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch said over email. The new studio is going by "Saber Porto," not BigMoon or even Saber BigMoon, to keep with the companies' naming conventions for its other studios.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Call of Duty League: How Activision reimagined its city-based esports structure

[Fri 13:05] Taking lessons from the success of the Overwatch League, Activision has revamped the structure of its esports competition in the newly re-christened Call of Duty League. The new league is now ready to share a lot about how it is reinventing the league for the new era of esports. As with the Overwatch League, one of the big changes is that esports organizations will have to create new team names that are used only with the Call of Duty League teams. In 2020, the Call of Duty League City Circuit will debut, taking casual competition to a new level by giving fans a chance to compete on behalf of the Call of Duty League teams.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Bosch will test its A.I.-powered, sound-seeing technology in space

[Fri 12:05] Bosch developed artificial intelligence-powered technology that sees sound, and it will put it through its paces by sending it to space. Its lunchbox-sized SoundSee module is scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station on November 2, and the data gathered during the pilot project will help the firm fine-tune the technology for a wide array of other uses which potentially include automotive, smartphone, industrial, and infrastructure applications. Developed through a partnership with Astrobotics and NASA, SoundSee will fly to space on the Northrop Grumman's 12th commercial resupply mission, and it will dock on the International Space Station - which recently got a data boost - several days later. Once it arrives, the module will be mounted to a flying, autonomous robot humorously called AstroBee that hovers around the space station to help astronauts.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hyundai turns the Veloster into an off-roader for America's biggest tuning show

[Fri 12:05] Half hatchback and half coupe, the Hyundai Veloster is about to get even weirder. Hyundai calls the Veloster Grappler concept a rugged, sporty all-terrain compact car, and it certainly looks the part. We'll learn more about the Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept when it breaks cover at the 2019 SEMA show opening its doors in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 5. While the Veloster has never gone off-road before, this isn't the first time it has spawned a wild, unexpected concept.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the difference between the two and which is right for you?

[Fri 12:05] Most modern 4WD systems are "Part-time" and at the flick of a switch four-wheel drive can be engaged. Full-time four-wheel drive systems typically don't come with a two-wheel drive mode, so the system is active all the time. Most newer all-wheel drive systems send power to a primarily axle, either the front or the rear, and transfer power away from the slipping wheels when they detect a loss of traction. Automakers are getting serious about electrified cars, so these through-the-road all-wheel drive systems will become more common in the coming years.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Samsung Galaxy S10 has MAJOR security flaw which also affects Samsung Note 10

[Fri 11:05] Samsung Galaxy S10's fingerprint sensor is designed to be secure. A new issue with the Samsung phone could leave Galaxy S10 users vulnerable should it fall into the wrong hands. Another Twitter user found a similar issue with the Samsung Note 10, prompting a panic among Galaxy and Note users. The company is doubtless hard at work on increasing the sophistication of the sensor for the Samsung Galaxy S11, due to be announced early 2020..   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Motorola may have chosen a highly significant date to reveal folding Moto Razr

[Fri 11:05] It appears Motorola will launch the rumored, and much anticipated, folding Razr phone on November 13 at an event in Los Angeles. "An original unlike any other," one reads, while another adds "You're going to flip." The original Motorola Razr is one of the world's most iconic smartphones, and re-inventing it as a foldable device is likely to draw masses of attention. The Razr V3i debuted in November 2005, but the exact date isn't clear. If the folding Motorola Razr does launch on November 13, and gets a 2019 release date, it may become the second true folding phone we can actually buy.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Watch two NASA astronauts conduct the first all-female spacewalk in history

[Fri 11:05] That's because the two astronauts who are heading out into space - Christina Koch and Jessica Meir - will be performing the first all-female spacewalk in the history of space travel. Svetlana Savitskaya, a Soviet cosmonaut, was the first woman to spacewalk in 1984, nearly 20 years after the first spacewalker, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, floated in the vacuum of space. Vitriol descended upon NASA, with many angry that the space agency lacked enough space suits sized for women on the ISS. In fact, NASA did have another medium-sized space suit on the station, but it was a spare and not fully configured for spacewalking. Ironically, this spacewalk was actually moved up, rescheduled from Monday Ironically, this spacewalk was actually moved up, rescheduled from Monday, October 21st. The spacewalk was meant to be one in a series of five planned excursions to swap out aging batteries on the outside of the space station with newer lithium-ion versions.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Luna Display turns your Mac into a secondary display for your other Mac

[Fri 11:05] Luna Display, the solution that lets you use an iPad as a secondary display for your Mac, now works Mac to Mac. Announcing the new functionality in a blog post, Luna Display says that the feature works between any combination of iMacs, Mac minis, and MacBooks running on macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion or later. In a tweet, Luna Display CEO Matt Ronge said that the functionality was a direct response to being "Sherlocked" by Apple's new Sidecar feature, which builds much of Luna Display's functionality natively into macOS Catalina. Luna Display isn't the only company that's being challenged by Catalina's Sidecar.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week

[Fri 11:05] Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones' in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by certain screen protectors. According to the company, the issue is caused by the phones' ultrasonic fingerprint sensor incorrectly reading 3D patterns in the screen protector as fingerprints. As a result, any person could then unlock a phone wrapped in such a case, creating a security issue. Until the patch is available, Samsung is advising users not to use any such covers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Volvo will report autonomous truck financials from 2020

[Fri 10:05] With Volvo Autonomous Solutions, the Swedish automotive giant is committing itself to breaking out its financials specifically relating to self-driving trucks, a process that will start after the change is actioned on January 1, 2020. Volvo said that it's currently in the process of recruiting a new head to lead its Volvo Autonomous Solutions unit. While Volvo has been making moves in the self-driving car sphere, including partnering with Uber for its own driverless car trials, most of Volvo's higher-profile efforts of late have been in bringing autonomous trucks to market. That is why Volvo is now committing itself to divulging its figures through Volvo Autonomous Solutions, which will be reported as part of its Volvo Trucks business.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What Mark Zuckerberg's big talk about free speech left out

[Fri 10:05] In a 45-minute speech at Georgetown University, Facebook's CEO made his case for internet services that promote the maximum amount of free speech. One, Zuckerberg presents Facebook's platform as a neutral conduit for the dissemination of speech. Finally, Zuckerberg presents Facebook as somewhat divorced from the real-world consequences of its speech decisions. Elsewhere: Judd Legum and others call Facebook a tool of the right, to Facebook's utter delight; Zuckerberg rehearses his talking points in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal; it sure seemed liked only positive comments were popping up in the speech live stream; MLK's daughter tells Zuckerberg that disinformation kills.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple rumored to launch new AirPods Pro headphones at end of October

[Fri 10:05] Apple has long been rumored to be working on a new pair of noise-cancelling AirPods. The AirPods Pro are said to include a new metal design to support noise cancellation, and may be priced as high as $260. Previous reports have also suggested these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use. Reports of AirPods Pro arriving in late October come just days after a new AirPods design was discovered in an iOS 13.2 beta. The references to new AirPods found in iOS 13.2 make it far more likely we'll see these new AirPods soon.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Top 7 best road bikes we expect to see at Rouleur Classic LDN

[Fri 09:05] Rouleur Classic will put some of the best in class bikes on display and we collected the top 7 best road bikes we here at T3 can't wait to lay our eyes upon. Rouleur Classic LDN, the world's finest cycling exhibition, is returning to London's Victoria House this October and it's shaping up to be the best edition of this show to date, displaying - among other things - the industry's most stunning bicycles over three days. Below are the best road bikes we are looking forward to see in the flesh at the exhibition. With the burgeoning gravel cycling scene having been the catalyst for new ranges of bikes inspired by comfort and versatility, the Aspero leads the way when it comes to adding performance and speed into the mix.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims

[Fri 09:05] A new leak says that OnePlus could replace the pop-up selfie camera used by the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro with a hole-punch notch in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Pro images arrive in the same month that CashKaro posted renders of what could be its mid-range sibling, the OnePlus 8, also based on information from OnLeaks. The tipster accurately predicted the iPhone 11's square camera bump way back in January, and he's also published accurate information about OnePlus devices ahead of their launches before. The pop-up selfie camera had a good run, but it looks like OnePlus might be ready to move on.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lyft to give job seekers free rides to interviews and training programs

[Fri 08:05] Lyft will give select job seekers a leg-up by offering free or discounted round-trip rides for interviews and training programs. The initiative, which sees the ridesharing company partnering with the likes of Goodwill, United Way, and the National Down Syndrome Society, is part of a broader effort announced by Lyft earlier this year in which it promised to spend $50 million on improving U.S. cities through transportation infrastructure, donated transportation, and various sustainability initiatives. Working with its partners, job-related rides will be offered to different types of people seeking work, including veterans, those in poverty, individuals with disabilities, and younger folks seeking their first job. Regarding natural disasters, the ridesharing company recently announced the Disaster Relief Access Program, which is designed to provide free transportation to get people to shelters following a calamitous event.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

OnePlus 7T Pro review: small updates make a great phone slightly better

[Fri 07:05] That's exactly what OnePlus has done with the £699 OnePlus 7T Pro, a newly upgraded version of the OnePlus 7 Pro from earlier this year. The OnePlus 7T Pro is objectively a better phone than the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it's now got much stronger competition from its own maker in the form of the OnePlus 7T. The OnePlus 7T Pro is a very similar device to the OnePlus 7 Pro that was released earlier in the year. The OnePlus 7T Pro is every bit the great phone that the One Plus 7 Pro was when it released earlier this year. In pretty much every way, the 7T Pro is a better device than the 7 Pro was - although the difference is small enough that I don't think any 7 Pro owners out there need to worry about upgrading.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Maps now lets iPhone-owning drivers help their fellow road users

[Fri 07:05] Drivers with an iPhone who use Google Maps to get around can now do their bit to ensure the app shares the very latest traffic information with other road users. In an update rolling out globally this week, Google Maps will allow iPhone users to report accidents, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns as and when they see them. The feature has been available for Android users for a while, but bringing it to Google Maps for iPhone means everyone using the app can now contribute data to help their fellow drivers in the area. The web giant has been gradually adding some of Waze's best features to Google Maps.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mubina Rattonsey: “Marvel & DC Comics Are An Inspiration To Every Lover Of Science Fiction”

[Fri 06:03] She says Marvel and DC Comics, home to some of the most popular superheroes, are an inspiration to every lover of science fiction, fantasy and horror. "Under our recently launched, Los Angeles-based parent company Zero Gravity Partners, my co-owners Rohini Singh, Manmeet Singh, Armaan Zorace, and I, have cultivated a formidable slate of film and television content. From a business perspective, we see more opportunity in Hollywood than ever before. The drive is to begin working creatively and collaboratively with new partners in Hollywood to build a diverse portfolio of projects with worldwide appeal," Rattonsey told IANS. "Across a wide range of genres and budget scales, we aim to deliver up to three films per year." The company has three films coming up - "Wraith", "Gamma Man" and "The Aryan Papers". "Marvel and DC Comics, are an inspiration to every lover of science fiction, fantasy and horror. As a team, we find inspiration in any genre or film, that has the ability to entertain and impact viewers at a global level and is set for a wide release," said Rattonsey.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Suggestions re communicating climate science

[Fri 06:03] In two cases you misrepresent the scientific consensus, at least as expressed in the "IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C". In the op-ed: "At the same time, climate scientists are warning that we have less than 10 years to make a significant reduction in our carbon emissions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change." Be sure to subtract the earth climate systems feedback from the budgets. It is about questions like how we will cope shutting off natural gas to Berkeley homes, preventing most work commutes long before public transit can compensate, coping with the resulting economic catastrophe, and rapidly adjusting to low-carbon life starting at once, not in 6 or 10 years. The whole presentation is confused insofar as there is no definitive personal carbon budget in any of the relevant climate science.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fitbit CEO sees critical role for wearable technology in healthcare

[Fri 05:03] James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit, contends that while wearable fitness trackers started as "Nice to have" consumer devices, they are fast becoming "Must have" technology for managing health. According to Park, Fitbit currently works with more than 100 health plans, including UnitedHealthcare, Humana and many of the regional Blues. Park said Fitbit continues to expand its business into healthcare and is looking to help people manage more serious medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. According to Fitbit and the BMS-Pfizer Alliance, those who use wearables to track their heart rhythm may lack the education or guidance on what to do with the data gathered from their device.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

At intersection of integrated technology, Arsenalbio raises $85M in a series A financing

[Fri 05:03] It was at the constantly changing intersection of data science that Arsenal Biosciences Inc.'s CEO, Ken Drazan, found himself as he helped bring the company to life and to its $85 million series A fundraising. To continue reading subscribe now to BioWorld Today.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

UVA Tapped to Create Graduate Course that Advances Public Interest Technology

[Fri 05:03] The Public Interest Technology University Network, which is part of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America, awarded the grant as a way to cultivate academic initiatives that prepare the next generation of lawyers, policy makers, and technologists to design, build, and govern new technologies that advance the public interest. "A major focus of this new public interest technology course is on creating cyber innovations that are in the public interest and ensure an ethical evolution." Innovation in the Public Interest course materials - the syllabus, lectures, readings, assignments, and project descriptions - will also be made publicly available for other universities that are interested in building a similar pipeline of public interest technology students. The Public Interest Technology University Network, which was convened in 2019 by the Ford Foundation, New America, and the Hewlett Foundation, is a partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology, as well as growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists and digitally fluent policy leaders.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Students React to Hoyt Science Expansion Project

[Fri 04:03] Emilee Spozarski, a Math Major, attended the groundbreaking ceremony along with other students to share the excitement of the new project. "The Hoyt renovation expansion project is an incredible opportunity for this campus even though it won't be available and finished by the time I graduate; I'm excited for the students who come after me, who will benefit from this expansion," says Nursing Major Brandon Williams. Although students share the most exciting things about the renovation and are excited to use them, there are some concerns. These students are very excited to see the final production of the Hoyt Science Center, despite the growing pains that come with it.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New policies needed for radiation technology development

[Fri 04:03] HCM City - Better cooperation is needed between domestic and international agencies, organisations and enterprises in the development of advanced radiation technologies, Hoang Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency said at a conference on atomic energy held in HCM City on October 17. One of the key tasks is to access atomic energy use for socio-economic development, Tuan said, adding that identifying challenges and solutions would help the development of radiation technology in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Quan, from the Ministry of Health's Administration of Science Technology and Training, pointed out several limitations that still exist in the application of radiation technology in the medical field. New policies to develop the use of irradiation technology need improved collaboration between ministries and other sectors, he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China launches new communication technology experiment satellite

[Fri 02:03] China sent a new communication technology experiment satellite into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province late Thursday. The satellite, launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket at 23:21, will be mainly used for multi-band and high-speed communication technology experiments. The satellite and the carrier rocket were respectively developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Thursday's launch was the 315th mission of the Long March rocket series.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Science Behind The Suits To Be Worn On NASA’s First All-Woman Spacewalk

[Fri 02:03] It is however 35 years since the first female astronaut took part in a spacewalk. The astronauts originally scheduled to carry out repairs to the International Space Station on 29th March 2019 were Koch and another woman astronaut, Anne McClain, which would have made theirs the first all-woman spacewalk. These suits are far from form-fitting, partly because they are housing a huge amount of tech to keep the astronaut inside alive and connected to the crew inside the ISS, but also because they are maintaining a pressure inside the suit that is higher than the space outside. This is why astronauts train for hours on Earth while wearing these suits.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

‘Who owns science?’ panel explores representation in STEM

[Fri 02:03] A panel of experts discussed the need for diverse perspectives in STEM education at the Discovery Building Thursday as a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Lemieux runs programming focused on bringing natural science education to her community and connecting science with tribal leadership and culture. Science to Street Art pairs students with street artists to explore different techniques and art forms, while also connecting the street art with science curricula. A panel of science writers and experts discussed the importance of understanding uncertainty in the scientific process at the Discovery Read. "What does science miss when it does not include diverse perspectives and practices?" Contreras said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How to buy a refurbished TV the right way: Everything you need to know

[Fri 01:05] We'll cut to the chase: There's nothing wrong with buying a refurbished TV. In fact, for mere mortals wanting a taste of the finer things, it's the only chance they have to position a top-of-the-line television - an OLED or QLED TV, for example - at the center of their home entertainment setup. Interestingly, because the refurbished device has been under the knife, it's more often than not subjected to stricter testing procedures than a new model that just rolled off the production line. What to look for when buying a refurbished TV. There are three main things to keep an eye out for when hunting down a refurbished TV. You're going to want to make sure it's factory refurbished, meaning the actual manufacturer repaired it, is bundled with at least a 12-month warranty, and is being sold by a reliable, reputable retailer. Where to buy a refurbished TV. So, who are these reliable retailers we speak of? Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart all sell reconditioned TVs, stocking everything from HDTVs and 4K TVs to OLED TVs and QLED TVs - and they're all either factory or certified refurbished.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

44 teams just completed a solar car race across Australia

[Fri 01:05] The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started this week in Darwin, Australia on a 1,900-mile race to Adelaide in a collection of 44 solar-powered vehicles. The Top Dutch Solar Racing car named Green Lightning led off the event after earning that pole position with the fastest lap around Hidden Valley Raceway. Any flaws in the design will quickly rear their heads as teams race to be the furthest competitor by the 5:00 p.m. cut-off when teams have to camp in the desert and be self-sufficient until the 8:00 a.m. start time allows them to continue the next day. Each car carries a data logger and tracking to ensure the car starts and ends its day on time.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

'There are no excuses left': why climate science deniers are running out of rope

[Fri 01:03] They were the words of Lord Lawson, former UK chancellor of the exchequer, turned climate denier and now Brexiter, addressing a crowd of more than 100 people trying to cram into a House of Commons hearing on climate change. As the science of climate chaos has become vastly clearer in the past two decades, and the warnings more stark, the rearguard action fought by climate denialists has grown fiercer and their attacks more vicious. In 2007, I watched the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emerge bleary-eyed from an all-night session in Paris where they faced down vested interests to warn emissions must peak by the early 2020s to avoid dangerous climate change. No one can now plausibly say there is not enough data, or that we lack the technology, or that saving the climate is too expensive.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


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