Sci-tech

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:40

As a result, CIRP estimates that Amazon sold approximately 5.1 million Amazon Echo devices in the USA since its late 2014 introduction, with approximately 2 million units sold in the first nine months of 2016. It would capitalize on the surprise success of Amazon's Echo smart speakers, potentially keeping the Seattle-based company ahead of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other rivals in the effort to bring voice-activated intelligent assistants into the home.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:32

There are signs a growing number of shoppers are opting to forgo the Black Friday lines to shop online. During the holiday shopping weekend that began on Thanksgiving and the next day's Black Friday , more people skipped the mayhem in stores and bought online.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:32

The head of the company's IT security is said the incident appeared to be tied to a botched attempt to infect customers' routers with a new version of the malicious software known as Mirai . The routers connect customers not only to the internet, but also to telephone and television services. German security officials said the outages looked like the work of hackers, several government sources said.

by | November 29, 2016 | 17:32

When it comes to specs, both devices have their speaker at the bottom, with the Amazon Echo pulling slightly ahead since it has a 2.5 inch woofer that pairs with the 2 inch tweeter, as opposed to Google's configuration which sports 2 inch radiators all around, with the 2 inch driver included as well.

by | November 28, 2016 | 12:01

On eBay Deals you'll find the 1TB console bundle with a bonus $50 eBay Gift Card. Best Buy says it has more to come, but for Sunday, the focus is on on its 4K TVs . Breville Multi-Speed Juicer ( $125.49, SAVE $74.50 ) Another #1 best seller in its category. Need gifts for the kids this holiday season? To answer your question, yes they do have Cyber Monday sale.

by | November 27, 2016 | 17:11

The Times of Israel reported the army's Golani unit had crossed the security fence but remained within the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights. They returned fire towards Syria before an Israeli aircraft engaged the militants, striking a machine gun-armed auto and killing its passengers. He said all were suspected militants from an IS offshoot that controls the area.

by | November 26, 2016 | 13:01

They don't slow, stop or reverse the mental decline that occurs when the brain's nerve cells stop functioning normally. Merck is now leading in the BACE inhibitor race with its product verubecestat, which is being tested in two late-stage Phase III trials, the first of which is expected to report results next year.

by | November 24, 2016 | 00:54

As well as the teaser, Apple's Black Friday page says the company will offer two-day delivery on products booked before 5pm (local times ) in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Apple has not revealed exact details of what to expect or which products are likely to be put on sale, however, the Apple Watch is prominently displayed on the page.

by | November 22, 2016 | 18:05

In the short term, the dollar may see some corrections after its rapid upward movement due to profit taking and market digestion of a probable US interest rate hike, according to Lian. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) injected 270 billion yuan and 225billion yuan, respectively, on Friday and Thursday, through reverse repos, a process by which central banks purchase securities from banks with an agreement to sell them back in the future.

by | November 19, 2016 | 10:37

The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars' first full-length tour since 2013's hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an global blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates. It has the ideal amount of funk and disco, and if you haven't seen Bruno show off his moves with the Saturday Night Live performance of this song, get on that.

by | November 19, 2016 | 10:31

The plan allows drilling to go forward in Alaska's Cook Inlet southwest of Anchorage. "For almost eight years this administration has given lip service to an 'all of the above energy strategy, ' when their actions say the opposite", Sullivan said .

by | November 18, 2016 | 08:12

Trump has made it crystal-clear he plans to scrap the administration's climate agenda immediately. "Climate change shouldn't be a partisan issue in the first place", Kerry said and explained it is not such an issue for leaders at the Pentagon, the US intelligence community, corporate executives and local politicians.

by | November 15, 2016 | 05:51

A world greatly concerned about how the election of Donald Trump as the next USA president could stall global climate policy received a major dose of welcome news Sunday, when scientists published a projection suggesting that for the third straight year, global carbon dioxide emissions did not increase much in 2016.

by | November 13, 2016 | 05:57

Nonetheless, in a story with no more Jedi and only one Sith around, the Force is still mainly embodied by Donnie Yen's blind warrior and believer Chirrut. Moving on, as it turns out, Jyn's old fella got a little sidetracked from protecting his daughter, by building the bloody The Death Star for the Empire .

by | November 10, 2016 | 00:51

Mr Stoltenberg said that USA leadership is "as important as ever". Trump also threatened to withdraw US forces from Europe if allies fail to pay more for USA protection. Diplomats questioned how long NATO's chief would be able to maintain a "business as usual" tone with a new US leader who has expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin , condemned by the West for his actions in Ukraine.

by | November 08, 2016 | 05:57

It took it almost a year to release into the Android OS, while it was available on the iOS since December last year. This is not the only app Microsoft has released for Android in the past year, with much of the focus being on making the user-interface and experience better for some of the most common things people do with their smartphones every day.

by | November 07, 2016 | 01:28

Just two days ago, Clinton's lead over Trump had reached 4 points. However, while the Clinton and Trump polls have tightened , with the ABC News/Washington Post tracker finding that Clinton is in the lead with 46 percent of the vote to Trump's 45 percent , Donald Trump's path to the presidency is still an nearly impossible dream.

by | November 04, 2016 | 05:21

Decades in the making, the debut flight of China's heavy-lift Long March-5 rocket marks a key step in the country's goal to build its own multi-module space station in orbit around Earth. Beijing sees its military-run space programme as symbolising the country's progress and as a marker of its rising global stature. That makes the Long March-5 twice as powerful as any previous Chinese booster and almost the matching the lift capacity of the most powerful rocket in the USA fleet, the Delta ...

by | November 04, 2016 | 05:18

Shareholders have given up on the promise of a hopeful GoPro Q3 earnings report back in early October. For 3QFY16, Street analysts expect GoPro's bottom-line performance to be lackluster, depicting a loss of 36 cents per share. Despite the negative actual performance, CEO Nick Woodman was talking up that GoPro launched its GoPro Plus as a camera-to-cloud content management solution and that GoPro is now an end-to-end hardware and software storytelling solution.

by | November 01, 2016 | 00:45

What a travesty of rationality! "We don't want Ondo State to be on fire because our state is peaceful. This darkness will pass. Justice, truth and common sense will eventually triumph over arbitrariness and the brazen attempt to steal the people's mandate", he said.

by | October 29, 2016 | 06:03

Drydock and Checkout will be available in Versus Dodgeball and Arms Race modes for teams up to three and Horde players on Normal difficulty in the Developer Playlist period. You've still got time to snag a Season Pass if you want to get in on the action early. Drydock Multiplayer MapTransported from a COG ship building facility to a ship breaking scrapyard on a Seran mudflat, this fan-favorite returns with a vengeance to Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer and Horde modes.

by | October 27, 2016 | 11:44

Schroder averaged 13.7 points, 5.5 assists and 0.8 steals last season as a starter and he should improve upon that even more as the unquestioned starter in the Hawks' backcourt. "We look forward to his continued development and are excited to make this long-term commitment". Though he's never been a full-time starter before, Atlanta is clearly paying for what Schroder is going to do for them going forward.

by | October 27, 2016 | 11:42

Atlanta could've waited until the offseason to see how Schroder played as a starter before giving him an extension but then there is the risk that another team may swoop in and give him a more competitive offer. The 23-year-old Schroder enters his fourth National Basketball Association season. If they did not reach an agreement, Schroder would have become a restricted free agent after this season.

by | October 25, 2016 | 01:00

Its brands took the bottom four spots in the 29-brand survey. But CR's latest findings show Buick has joined Lexus and Toyota on the podium for the first time since the organization began tracking brand performance in the early 1980s. Fisher said the XC90 "has the absolute worst infotainment system problems". Among models newly recommended by Consumer Reports are the BMW i3 and BMW X5; the Cadillac XTS; the Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and Cruze; the Chrysler 300; the Ford Escape; the ...

by | October 23, 2016 | 01:17

The Republican presidential nominee said on Saturday he would block the proposed deal if he were elected. Analysts seem mostly confident that an AT&T-Time Warner merger will survive regulatory scrutiny, though there are some lawmakers who are likely to object - including some who approved of Comcast-NBCU but now regret their decision.

by | October 19, 2016 | 01:40

Amateur astronomers observing the Red Planet with a telescope can join the Mars FOCus group of the Pro-Am Collaborative Astronomy project , an global group sharing images of specific astronomical objects and events taken by the amateur community to support professional astronomers.

by | October 19, 2016 | 01:41

To be clear, AT&T - and many other carriers - already offer replacements and repairs for damaged phones under their standard insurance options, but the deductible for those replacements are usually pretty high starting upwards of $350 and gradually degrading to anywhere between $100 to $150 depending on how long you've had your phone.

by | October 18, 2016 | 00:59

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army fight against the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq , on October 15, 2016. The Turkey-backed rebels are now expected to try to head towards the town of al-Bab, in northern Syria. The group named its online magazine after it, but has downplayed its significance recently, saying this battle is not the epic that was prophesied.

by | October 18, 2016 | 01:00

Although that effect may have depressed the company's numbers, it seems to be be lessening, and the resulting increase in revenue is helping the bottom line. It also faces competition from the likes of Hulu and Amazon .com Inc (AMZN.O).The company, whose other popular original shows include " Orange is the New Black " and " House of Cards ", said it expects to add 1.45 million subscribers in the United States in the current quarter.

by | October 17, 2016 | 07:07

Interceptions happen, it is what you do after these interceptions that matter. We've got to all do our job. Today playing without their biggest offensive weapon in Jordan Reed , the team decided it was time to fully unleash the dynamic trio of backs.

by | October 16, 2016 | 01:42

Although the company already declared their plans in making smartphone games, Sony did not disclose which PlayStation games they will be converting into mobile versions. Sony's Playstation 4 leads by far in the console market with sales of over 40million. Although the hype of the game died down over time and seeing maturity now, but the point here is: if you're not on mobile, you're missing out big.

by | October 14, 2016 | 01:26

Capito, like many other Republican officials, rebuked Trump this past weekend, after a 2005 video was released that showed the billionaire businessman bragging about being able to sexually assault women because he is famous. Trump tweeted, setting off the new offensive. "With the exception of cheating Bernie out of the nomination, the Democrats have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!", Trump said.

by | October 13, 2016 | 03:41

While no specifics were given for Ronald's hiatus, we doubt we'll be seeing him around before the clown craze dies down . But now, thanks to the recent "creepy clown epidemic" in the USA, the McDonald's management has chose to cut down on the presence of Ronald McDonald in community events.

by | October 12, 2016 | 08:06

This feature was first demonstrated on the Pixel phones as well. Android 7.1 on these Nexus devices and the Pixel C will be missing the new Pixel launcher, the Google Assistant, and a handful of other cosmetic and functional changes. There's also " Image Keyboard Support ", which will make it easier to post stickers and GIFs, et al. "Initially, we'll offer the Developer Preview for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices, extending to other supported devices by the end of the ...

by | October 09, 2016 | 09:38

A highlight of the final hours will be a one-off chance to peer into mysterious pits dotting the landscape for hints as to what the comet's interior might look like. The command for Rosetta to leave its orbit was received when the probe was at a distance of 720 million kilometres from earth. "It will not be possible to reactivate it again", said ESA's head of mission operations, Paolo Ferri.