Sci-tech

Scientists to convert human waste into space food using microbes

Scientists to convert human waste into space food using microbes There are good reasons for this: besides saving money (it costs $10,000/lb to launch cargo into space), manned long-term missions, such as a trip to Mars , require either producing food on the spot (the spaceship) or managing food as efficiently as possible. [Full Article...]

Battle for Azeroth Set to Release This Summer

Battle for Azeroth Set to Release This Summer We recently had an opportunity to speak with World of Warcraft designers about the new Allied Races and the new level-scaling system. You have to complete quests to earn their favour, but once you do, you can create your own Void Elf, Lightforged Draenei, Ancient Nightborne, or Highmountain Tauren. [Full Article...]

EA delays 'Anthem' until 2019

EA delays 'Anthem' until 2019 Instead, EA views the move as an opportunity to give Anthem a chance to get more attention as a new property than if it was forced to compete in a more crowded fall marketplace. Packaged Goods revenue declined 18 per cent to $380 million, but that was balanced by a 14 per cent rise in Digital revenue, which reached $780 million for the quarter. [Full Article...]

How much credit should President Trump get for the economy?

How much credit should President Trump get for the economy? The speeches rarely change anyone's minds, either, Gallup reported in 2010 : "Audiences for the State of the Union tend to be heavily tilted toward the president's existing supporters". Trump's administration has long promised an infrastructure proposal, but the rollout has perennially been delayed. While other Democratic lawmakers will be at the State of the Union, at least two dozen - includi... [Full Article...]

Snapchat's Bitmoji Deluxe adds new skin tones and hairstyles

Snapchat's Bitmoji Deluxe adds new skin tones and hairstyles That's a pretty huge achievement, as it had to beat out others like Messenger, Instagram, and YouTube, even managing to top the app that shares the name of its parent company, Snapchat . With 40 skin tones, 50 hair colors, and 50 hair treatment options, you should be able to craft just about any character you can think of. I don't personally use snapchat so I don't have much to add here. [Full Article...]

Take a Look Inside Amazon's New Seattle Rainforest Offices

Take a Look Inside Amazon's New Seattle Rainforest Offices More than 40,000 plants from more than 30 countries were brought in to fill up the domes, the newest addition to Amazon's downtown campus. The glass orbs were built to give Amazon workers a respite from emails, meetings, reports and deadlines and to walk along stone paths beside waterfalls. [Full Article...]

Walt Disney Co (DIS) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

Norinchukin Bank The who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $166.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $111.54. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of ANET in report on Thursday, January 18 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, May 15 by Loop... [Full Article...]

Google Explains How It Fought Bad & Malicious Apps in 2017

Google Explains How It Fought Bad & Malicious Apps in 2017 The quarter saw Google Play widen its lead over the App Store to 145 per cent in achieving its highest quarter ever to surpass 19bn new downloads internationally. In 2017, Google took down tens of thousands of apps with inappropriate content. While Google did remove a record number of apps past year, the search giant recognizes that there are still plenty of apps that were able to get through ... [Full Article...]

Verizon cancels plans to sell Huawei phones in the US

Verizon cancels plans to sell Huawei phones in the US Huawei will instead sell the Mate 10 Pro in the US through third-party retailers, such as Amazon and Best Buy . As reported by Bloomberg , Verizon has decided it won't sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and has no plans to carry any Huawei smartphones at all. [Full Article...]

Idaho In Good Position For Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Idaho In Good Position For Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted. To know exactly where the moon will be at a certain time while standing in a specific location, Snider recommended an app called The Photographer's Ephemeris, which is also available as a website, as well as an app called Star Walk. [Full Article...]

UK Demands 'Our Say' on New Laws in Transition

Davis reveals he wants Britain to remain inside the EU's trade deals with other countries, such as Canada and Korea, during the transitional period. His intervention comes after David Davis was forced to play down Cabinet rifts over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and amid rising disquiet among Tory backbenchers over Mrs May's leadership. [Full Article...]

US Pushes for Quick Nafta Breakthrough Amid Modest Optimism

US Pushes for Quick Nafta Breakthrough Amid Modest Optimism A big challenge in reaching a softwood deal is that it's not entirely up to the governments of Canada and the U.S. As part of any deal, the American lumber industry would need to sign off on the right to sue Canada again for punitive duties - and there's no indication that's happening. [Full Article...]

Lenovo's fingerprint manager leaves your password vulnerable

Lenovo's fingerprint manager leaves your password vulnerable The company has credited Jackson Thuraisamy, a senior security consultant with Security Compass, for finding and disclosing this high severity security flaw affecting fingerprint scanner. The data it stores include Windows logon credentials and fingerprint data. Lenovo revealed late last week that a huge portion of those machines have a potentially serious security flaw. [Full Article...]

Apple CarPlay Now Supports WhatsApp to Send and Receive Messages

Apple CarPlay Now Supports WhatsApp to Send and Receive Messages The new CarPlay integration let users check all the received WhatsApp messages and also reads them out loud with Siri's support. However, people from iCulture noted that the integration automatically comes after the installation of the new version of WhatsApp and they said the integration is nearly the same with the iMessages integration for CarPlay. [Full Article...]

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Gets Android Oreo Taste

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Gets Android Oreo Taste The Asus ZenFone 3 will soon start receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. With this upgrade, all the users of the ZenFone 3 will be able to enjoy all the rich goodies that the Android Oreo OS offers. Incidentally, both the two models of the Asus ZenFone 3, the ZE552KL, as well as the ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL ) will receive the update. Nokia 3 also comes with a 5-inch display and is powered by a... [Full Article...]

Google completes acquisition of HTC assets, to expand focus in APAC region

Google completes acquisition of HTC assets, to expand focus in APAC region Meanwhile, in an interview with Bloomberg , the senior vice president of hardware noted that more " custom silicon " is planned for future Pixel devices in order to "really push the envelope for consumers". Osterloh also used the blog post to announce that Google is expanding its "footprint" in the Asia Pacific, with Taipai - where HTC is headquartered - becoming Google's largest engineering ... [Full Article...]

Nokia 3310 4G with VoLTE Support & YunOS Launched in China

Nokia 3310 4G with VoLTE Support & YunOS Launched in China There is Wi-Fi Hotspot capability on this feature phone too. HMD Global , the brand behind the revival of Nokia smartphones, has silently announced a new variant of its famous 3310 feature phone. In the home country, the Nokia 3310 4G will be available through China Mobile. However, it comes in two variants with 256MB and 512MB storage options, and there is also a MicroSD card slot for ex... [Full Article...]

Moto X4 6GB RAM variant launched in India, priced at Rs.24999

Moto X4 6GB RAM variant launched in India, priced at Rs.24999 Customers can get additional Rs. 3,000 off on exchange of their old smartphones. Flipkart is also offering No Cost EMIs up to 12 months starting from Rs. We've mentioned some of the biggest features of the Moto X4 , such as its IP68-rating for dust and water resistance. This phone has dimensions of 148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99 mm (9.45 mm at camera bump) and weighs 163g. [Full Article...]

Apple said to be working on three Macs with custom co-processors

Apple said to be working on three Macs with custom co-processors But don't get too excited just yet. Eventually, however, I'm sure Apple would like to phase out the Intel chips but don't expect that to happen anytime soon. The chip also handles Touch ID security. Apple has long wavered between building its own processors for Macs and buying them from other manufacturers. [Full Article...]

Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are 'Setting Data.' However It's For Melting

I believe in crystal-clear, attractive water. The Paris climate accord, however, would have led to "lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production", Trump insisted, defending his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic global agreement. [Full Article...]


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