Sci-tech

by | January 15, 2017 | 00:41

Google, until now, allowed users to book an Uber or other taxi hailing services like Ola from Google Search or Maps app. In the updated version of the app, users can also track and connect with their driver, the announcement reads. It more or less looks like Uber built into the Google Maps app. The image below shows what you'll see the first time you do this. For years, ride-share competitors Uber and Lyft have been battling for prominence around the world, and as the smoke and ...

by | January 15, 2017 | 00:41

The ruby seadragon ( Phyllopteryx dewysea ), as its name suggests, is a red, foot-long beast that lives in deep waters off the Recherche Archipelago , a cluster of islands off Western Australia. Josefin Stiller, a graduate student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego discovered the little ruby friend, dubbed the "Ruby Seadragon" by analyzing the DNA of preserved specimens.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:36

With that being said, it looks like those that recognize the devil from the 70s will get a treat from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). That is when the automaker will stage the world debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a Hellcat on steroids, and what is expected to be the fastest muscle vehicle in the world.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:33

Officials said the tunnel would remove the sight and sound of traffic for people visiting Stonehenge and improve journey times. At the moment the busy A303 passes within a few hundred metres of the ancient monument. It would move the A303 into a tunnel under the popular tourist site. But historians and history buffs are already rallying against the proposed roadway, suggesting the construction could damage archaeological sites surrounding the World Heritage site.

by | January 12, 2017 | 00:35

In 2008, the species was declared to be threatened - the first vertebrae species to be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of climate change , according to the National Wildlife Federation. "Most of these actions are already underway, in partnership with Alaska Native communities, nonprofit groups, and industry representatives who participated in the plan's creation", said the FWS statement.

by | January 12, 2017 | 00:30

The collisions would have sent clouds of rubble into orbit around the early Earth, where they would eventually have cooled down coalesced into small moonlets that, over time, could have merged into one object - the moon. "Our age places the impact (s) really early, which allow an hospitable Earth to develop much earlier as well", Barboni said. Co-author Hagai Perets of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, said: "Our model suggests that the ancient Earth once hosted a series ...

by | January 11, 2017 | 00:37

More than one-third of the patents granted overall a year ago related to AI, cognitive computing and cloud computing, indicating growing interest in those areas. The drones are able to enter a contaminated area, collect specimens, then confirm, map and sterilize the contamination to provide humans with new insights into bacterial infections or polluted areas.

by | January 09, 2017 | 01:01

Ford's manoeuvre seems more wheel-spin than U-turn. Trump, in his continuing twitter tirade against the auto majors, warned Toyota against making Corolla for USA in Mexico. Overnight, Trump's tweet criticized Toyota's plans to build the popular Corolla subcompact at a planned Mexico plant, tweeting: "NO WAY!" When it's finished, Toyota's new Mexican plant will build Corolla models now produced in Ontario.

by | January 04, 2017 | 00:47

He has proposed a 35% tariff on Mexican-made goods imported to the U.S. Shifting Focus production to Hermasillo, Mexico, from Wayne, Mich., will enable that USA plant to make products that will safeguard 3,500 jobs, Ford said . 'General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to US vehicle dealers-tax free across border. The move comes as President-elect Donald Trump insists that companies should focus manufacturing in the United States, rather than outsourcing to places ...

by | January 04, 2017 | 00:44

It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its "Transit Custom" commercial delivery van. A fully autonomous hybrid aimed at ride-hailing companies will follow in 2021, and be built at the same Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant as the Mustang.

by | January 04, 2017 | 00:43

Granny was spotted in the waters off the north west United States and Canada many times over the years. Researchers estimate that J2 could be as old as 105, which would make her the oldest known killer whale on Earth. The pod is the most studied population of killer whales in the world. The venerable Granny, because of her omnipresence and skills as a salmon hunter, had become a favorite among regional whale-watching operations, and researchers.

by | December 30, 2016 | 01:00

LG on Wednesday announced that it will showcase a pair of new wireless wearable audio products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. However, LG is giving fans an early glimpse of one of its latest devices which comes in the shape of a hi-tech Bluetooth speaker.

by | December 26, 2016 | 00:54

Durant was soaring through the air on dunk attempts and led the Warriors with 17 first half points and 8 rebounds; Kevin Love led the way with 14. The Warriors led most of the game and extended their lead to 94-80 with LeBron James resting on the bench early in the fourth.

by | December 23, 2016 | 01:56

Any watch sold through the store is tested and certified while being backed by the same one-year warranty as a new model. Apple is offering free one-day shipping for last-minute holiday shoppers. This means that either you'll have to find a new gift, give it as a belated present, or try your luck at third-party resellers. The refurbished stainless steel model overall stays on the high-end of the pricing.

by | December 22, 2016 | 00:34

Darlene Higgins of the Salvation Army checks a bag of toys to give to a local family. Westgate Salvation Army Spokesperson Juanita Buckingham says, "We've got about 150 families that we are going to help, so in this room we've got 150 family food parcels and we also do gifts for the children for each family".

by | December 21, 2016 | 01:51

Obama had extended protections to other areas, like the Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico, that have largely been off limits to drilling, but we're geared up resist Trump's attempts to drill, baby, drill". This proposal would take us in the wrong direction just as we have become world leader in production of oil and natural gas. One month before the end of his presidency, President Barack Obama ordered large swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to be off-limits "indefinitely" to future ...

by | December 20, 2016 | 00:41

In any case, that doesn't have all the earmarks of being sufficient, remarking: "Activity is driving me insane". Elon Musk , the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX has a quirky but good sense of humor. Los Angeles and San Francisco rank No. 1 and No. 2 as the worst cities in the U.S. for traffic congestion, according to an annual survey by TomTom, a navigation systems company.

by | December 20, 2016 | 00:32

THURSDAY FRONT: A cold front will be pushing through the area on Thursday morning, bringing with it a chance of showers during the pre-dawn through the afternoon hours. Tuesday will still be chilly, but not as chilly Monday as highs hit the mid 30s. Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures.

by | December 19, 2016 | 01:17

Finally, actor John Goodman made an appearance to play Trump's pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. But the climax of the skit comes when a bare-chested Vladimir Putin slides down the president-elect's chimney, complete with a sack of gifts - including a highly-suspicious elf doll the Russian president asks Mr Trump to keep next to his Internet router.

by | December 18, 2016 | 00:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remark on Friday that there was little economic cooperation between the countries and more of that would help expand their relations. "You were right to take caution", Putin said to the journalists. In a 1956 joint declaration, the then-Soviet Union agreed to hand over two of the four islands after concluding a peace treaty with Japan.

by | December 17, 2016 | 00:54

The US group behind the hit TV show Modern Family has committed to pay a 10p special dividend if the deal does not complete by the end of 2017 and has said that Sky shareholders can receive any dividends paid by the broadcaster. Sky is also rolling out its Net TV service and is about to launch a mobile TV service that gives Fox "operating control of a pan-European direct-to-consumer platform to challenge Netflix ", said analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson Research in a note to ...

by | December 16, 2016 | 00:42

Andrew Cuomo's office . The money will pay for new equipment and machinery needed to produce next-generation engines and other automotive components at factories in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester. The projects are expected to be complete in December 2018, company officials said. Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger said, "General Motors is a world-recognized brand that has called Western New York home for more than 75 years while manufacturing quality products and providing good jobs for our ...

by | December 15, 2016 | 01:00

Popovich lauded Gates' pragmatism, saying he hoped Gates would see investment in producing cleaner coal as a way to bridge the gap between the world's current energy dependency and where it needs to be to meet the goals of the Paris climate change agreement.

by | December 14, 2016 | 05:19

We got our very own 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar here in the office, which we built fully loaded. The complaints, which have popped up in recent weeks on forums like MacRumors , Reddit, and Apple Support, mention crashes, red and green flashes, boot-up glitches, screen tearing, flickering-you name it, weird things are happening to Pro displays, as you can see in these videos rounded up by 9to5Mac .

by | December 10, 2016 | 04:37

This system will enable cars equipped with the technology to communicate with traffic lights and tell the driver how long it will be until a red light turns green. "We see autonomous driving as the end of this development". If not, a countdown is provided of the time remaining until the next green phase - and drivers can take their foot off the gas pedal in good time.

by | December 08, 2016 | 07:54

Loomis and most analysts agree the Electoral College system is unlikely to change. It became clear on Election Night that Clinton was going to win the popular vote , even as Trump secured a comfortable victory in the Electoral College .

by | December 08, 2016 | 07:50

The capital city experienced the worst air pollution in a decade, according to Reuters , prompting officials to enforce a driving restriction for the third day in a row. The rule doesn't impact vehicles used for ride sharing, emergency vehicles like ambulances, police cars, etc or for vehicles used for delivering food or foreign vehicles.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:16

Xbox UK marketing director calls 2016 a tipping point for Xbox One, saying the console's momentum builds confidence within the industry going into 2017. However, when Cyber Monday came around, Sony pulled back with the PlayStation 4. It's also worth remembering that all four games will be available to download on the Xbox One, with the two Xbox 360 games part of the consoles Backwards Compatibility program.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:13

We encourage any customer who experiences an issue with an Apple product to visit an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or to contact Apple Support. After collecting these reports , we discovered the shutdown malfunction also exists in the iPhone 6...6 Plus...6s Plus, in addition to...6s devices produced between September and October 2015.

by | December 03, 2016 | 10:13

Ford has announced that the company will begin testing autonomous vehicles on European roads next year, ahead of its deadline to introduce ride-sharing fleets in 2021. Lukaszewicz said that it is significant that Ford plans to extend the testing of its self-driving cars to the European region, and added: "Rules of the road vary from country to country here, traffic signs and road layouts are different, and drivers are likely to share congested roads with cyclists".

by | December 01, 2016 | 07:02

The mass protests are the first organized by Fight for $15 since the election of Donald Trump earlier this month. But for Major, it's also a sign of the work that remains. The national minimum wage rate is $7.25 an hour, where it has been since 2009. Fast-food restaurant workers, airport workers and home and child-care workers rallied in cities including Chicago , Detroit , St.

by | December 01, 2016 | 06:57

Of course, fans who tuned in hoping to dive right into the " Heroes v. Aliens" event were probably disappointed considering the episode did not get to the crossover part until the its final minutes. According to photo teasers, the network has released prior to the airing of the episodes of the crossover, the five main superheroes will also be joined by other superheroes.

by | December 01, 2016 | 06:57

Kate Goodchild, 32, died alongside brother Luke Dorsett, 35, his partner, Roozbeh Araghi, 38, and Cindy Low, 42. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said she will "absolutely" take her family to the theme park when it reopens. Dreamworld also announced plans to extend all season passes by six months. Two victims were thrown from the Thunder River Rapids ride and two were trapped inside in the tragedy on 25 October.

by | December 01, 2016 | 06:54

The optional track pack was developed with input from McLaren's successful racing arm. The Sports Series also includes the 570GT and 540C. The Track Pack also brings better aerodynamics and much more downforce thanks to an extended rear wing, the effects of which will become obvious once the vehicle hits the 150mph mark.

by | November 30, 2016 | 17:03

No injuries have been reported thus far as a result of the fire. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters confirmed the deaths but said he didn't have any additional details. One is on the Walker County/Cullman line on Highway 127 in Bremen. Dave Martin of the U.S. Forest Service says high winds on the leading edge of the front could topple dead trees and put firefighters in danger.