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Missing Indonesian Man's Body Found Inside Python Missing Indonesian Man's Body Found Inside Python
- March 31, 2017

Searchers found scattered palm oil fruit, tools and a boot, and discovered the massive python with a severely engorged stomach nearby. Gruesome footage taken by West Sulawesi Police showed the bulging snake being sliced with a long knife and the clothed body being pulled out. (more...)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new spacewalking record
- March 31, 2017

So far, Whitson and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough have successfully installed an upgraded computer relay box and hooked up cables and electrical connections on the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3. At 11:51 a.m. EDT, Peggy Whitson broke the record for cumulative spacewalking time by a female astronaut, previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams. (more...)
Facebook Picks up One More Feather from Snapchat, Launches Stories Facebook Picks up One More Feather from Snapchat, Launches Stories
- March 30, 2017

You might also notice the new camera icon next to the search bar on the app. Tap on it to try the new camera app Facebook's created, complete with effects, filters, masks, and more. Plus, Facebook's camera app will feature guest art from visual artists like Douglas Coupland and Hattie Stewart . Currently, Facebook isn't monetizing stories just yet, so you won't be seeing ads squeezed between stories , although looking in the direction of Instagram we don't believe it will ... (more...)
Pakistan bowler Irfan suspended for year over spot-fixing Pakistan bowler Irfan suspended for year over spot-fixing
- March 30, 2017

Irfan, 34, has 84 worldwide caps across the formats and last played for Pakistan in a one-day global against England at Headingley six months ago. Speaking on the issue, PCB's anti-corruption unit Head Mohammad Azam said that if he participates in lectures on the importance of anti-corruption laws and if no further breaches of the PCB code comes to existence against him, his suspension shall be reduced to half. (more...)
IKEA entering the smart lighting market IKEA entering the smart lighting market
- March 29, 2017

The accompanying Trådfri app lets you choose different types of light for different times of day, and later this year you'll be able to schedule timers and turn lights off remotely too. The reason this is important news is the move of smart home concepts into a mass market, away from even the enthusiast home electronics stores, IKEA can't just throw something in the catalogue if it's not ready for average everyday consumers to install, get working and use every day. (more...)
Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after surveillance briefing
- March 23, 2017

Any surveillance on American soil, whether of foreigners or Americans, has to be approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a post-Watergate reform created to prevent the government from spying without warrants on its citizens. (more...)
Sears: 'Substantial doubt' clouds company's future
- March 23, 2017

The full Sears Holdings annual report is available here. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is 10.56% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 14.20%. Sears, in its annual report for its January 28 fiscal year end, said that its historical operating results indicate the existence of substantial doubt related to the ability of the company to continue as an ongoing concern. (more...)
Coast Guard: Citrus County man goes overboard during cruise to Cuba Coast Guard: Citrus County man goes overboard during cruise to Cuba
- March 23, 2017

The cruise ship remained at the scene to help with the search. It is unclear what caused Paul to go overboard. The cruise ship reportedly departed from Miami on Monday. The ship departed PortMiami on March 20 and is scheduled to call in Cozumel today, this could be delayed due to the on-going search. Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends during this awful time. (more...)
Google adds tappable shortcuts to Search app
- March 22, 2017

These one-tap shortcuts are supposed to let you "explore deeper about topics you care about", according to Google. "Getting up-to-the-minute info is as easy as a single tap". Since more than half of requests for Google's search engine now come from smartphones, the Mountain View, California, company has adapted its services to smaller screens, touch keyboards and apps instead of websites. (more...)
Drake breaks streaming records once again with 'More Life' album Drake breaks streaming records once again with 'More Life' album
- March 22, 2017

Eight days later, the final product hit the web, and it's potentially the artist's most cohesive project to date. Unlike the rapper's previous project, " More Life " was not an Apple Music exclusive. Boasting strong vocals, the verses aren't overly imaginative, but their camaraderie can be felt and gives hope that that much-rumoured collaborative album will eventually see the light of day. (more...)
USA says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk USA says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk
- March 22, 2017

Ancaster's Yahoo-hack suspect a Trump scapegoat? According to the United States officials, the charges were brought against two FSB operatives and two hackers they had cooperated with. "The indictment unequivocally shows the attacks on Yahoo were state-sponsored", Chris Madsen, Yahoo's assistant general counsel and head of global law enforcement, security and safety, wrote yesterday on the company's Tumblr blog. (more...)
As Bee Populations Decline, Cheerios' Buzz the Bee Disappears from Boxes As Bee Populations Decline, Cheerios' Buzz the Bee Disappears from Boxes
- March 21, 2017

Several species of bees have experienced dramatic declines in recent decades, with a bumblebee becoming endangered this year for the first time. The company said that by 2020 they hope to host 3,300 acres on their oat farms dedicated to growing wildflowers that are full of nutrients that the bees need. (more...)
Falcon 9 Rocket Launched With EchoStar 23 Satellite After Postponement - SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launched With EchoStar 23 Satellite After Postponement - SpaceX
- March 19, 2017

Elon Musk's SpaceX has beaten Centennial-based United Launch Alliance for the first time on a competitively-bid rocket launch contract from the U.S. At 2:35 a.m. EDT, SpaceX tweeted a confirmation about its successful deployment to the GTO. Eastern from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, during the scheduled backup window. (more...)
Microsoft to force Windows 10 on Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?
- March 18, 2017

If Microsoft is blocking Win7 or 8.1 patches on Kaby Lake or Ryzen processors, will running through WSUS Offline Update - which downloads and installs patches independently of Windows Update - bypass the block? It's also likely that AMD's new Ryzen processor is included in that list. (more...)
New Lotus Elise Sprint is one of the lightest sports cars ever New Lotus Elise Sprint is one of the lightest sports cars ever
- March 18, 2017

Its most important features include a lithium-ion battery, (which saves 19.8 lbs), carbon race seats (-13.2 lbs.), a set of new lightweight forged alloy wheels (-11 lbs.), a carbon access panel, roll hoop and engine covers, plus a polycarbonate rear screen, saving another 13.2 lbs. (more...)
Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent
- March 18, 2017

The Internet is full of images, and we all want them to load as fast as possible and look as good as possible. Google said Guetzli is similar to its Zopfli algorithm, which produces smaller PNG and gzip files. Guetzli fiddles with two particular parts of JPEG compression - discrete cosine transform , which governs how details like object edges are recorded, and quantization , which governs which colors are preserved and which are sacrificed to cut file size. (more...)
What is a foldable phone?
- March 17, 2017

Not only that, the text in Italian roughly translates that the Bixby will roll out to the non-Samsung smartphones as well. A man leaked the image with the Samsung online, so, it's still not clear if it's the real deal. Later another rumor in January suggested that there would be a 6GB RAM variant will come for the Chinese market. The worldwide model of the Galaxy Tab S3 will have an Exynos chipset, while the United States is getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. (more...)
'Reducing global warming only way to save Great Barrier Reef' 'Reducing global warming only way to save Great Barrier Reef'
- March 17, 2017

UQ School of Biological Sciences researcher Professor John Pandolfi said scientists from UQ and other institutions would compare the extent of coral bleaching damage that had occurred this summer with that of last summer. It has already degraded large tracts of the Great Barrier Reef over the past two decades. Repeated damage to the Great Barrier Reef may also see UNESCO's World Heritage Committee reconsider its decision in 2015 not to put the Great Barrier Reef on its "in danger" list. (more...)
Boaty McBoatFace Strikes Back as a Yellow Submarine Boaty McBoatFace Strikes Back as a Yellow Submarine
- March 16, 2017

The name gained global fame past year after voters overwhelmingly chose it to christen Britain's new $300 million research ship in an online poll . Instead of a large research vessel, the name Boaty McBoatface is attached to three submersibles like this one, according to the BBC . (more...)
The Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer Surfaces: Daleks, Mars, 1814 and More The Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer Surfaces: Daleks, Mars, 1814 and More
- March 15, 2017

There have been many speculations about the next Doctor after Capaldi leaves his role. Doctor Who series ten will star Capaldi and introduce Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the Doctor's new Companion. Capaldi recently announced he is leaving at the end of the year after three seasons. Tickets for the Doctor Who season 10 premiere screenings are on sale now at the official Fathom Events website . (more...)
Be precise about global warming Be precise about global warming
- March 14, 2017

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King introduced a report on the controversy by fretting: "President Trump's EPA administrator, who sued the agency repeatedly in his former job, has touched off a fierce new argument over climate change". When asked at his confirmation hearing in January whether he would uphold the EPA endangerment finding, Pruitt said it was the "law of the land" and he was obliged to uphold it for now. (more...)
Rand Paul, Other Conservatives Buck Leadership by Reviving 2015 Obamacare Repeal Rand Paul, Other Conservatives Buck Leadership by Reviving 2015 Obamacare Repeal
- March 14, 2017

The nationwide Republican tax credits are tied just to age, starting at $2,000 per year for people under 30 and increasing to $4,000 for those over 60. And neither the government's current plan nor the plan offered by Republicans seems capable of addressing the larger problem, the rising cost of health care that is translating into higher insurance rates, experts say . (more...)
AEC firms make Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For AEC firms make Fortune list of 100 Best Companies to Work For
- March 12, 2017

This is the 12th straight year the company made the list. Chicago-based Hyatt is No. 32 on this year's list. Recently, the company revised its parental policies after it found working mothers were leaving Google at a higher rate than other employees. (more...)
NASA's Latest Technique Finds Lost Spacecraft In The Lunar Orbit NASA's Latest Technique Finds Lost Spacecraft In The Lunar Orbit
- March 11, 2017

But thanks to a new interplanetary radar technique NASA just found two old space probes - one of which hadn't been seen since 2009. The interplanetary radar has found that Chandrayaan-1 is still circling some 200 km above the lunar surface. (more...)
911 calls for some AT&T customers restored 911 calls for some AT&T customers restored
- March 10, 2017

According to the Associated Press, a spokesman for AT&T said that the company is aware of service issues. AT&T informed customers on Twitter who were sharing their frustration over the outage that it was working on the issue and hoped to have it resolved soon. (more...)
IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom
- March 10, 2017

The scientists used a Nobel prize-winning scanning tunneling microscope (invented by IBM) to demonstrate technology, that could someday store infinite amounts of data, onto the size of a debit card. The answer is a single atom . This means that imbuing individual atoms with a 0 or 1 is the next major step forward and the next major barrier in storing data digitally, both increasing capacity by orders of magnitude and presenting a brand new challenge to engineers and physicists. (more...)
Reasons Why PM Modi Spent 3 Days in Varanasi Reasons Why PM Modi Spent 3 Days in Varanasi
- March 09, 2017

The UP Government is anti-farmer. "Does any honest youth get employment in Uttar Pradesh?" "We have no ambitions about Delhi, we are still here, but it looks like some outsiders who have come here have returned", Akhilesh said. A jeweller in the zari business told The Citizen that his work had come to a standstill, the family was nearly in debt, and that "we are certainly not going to vote for the BJP, not this time". (more...)
Microsoft Outage Affects Skype, OneDrive, Office 365 And More Microsoft Outage Affects Skype, OneDrive, Office 365 And More
- March 08, 2017

Hotmail users around the world have been unable to access their email accounts after an outage struck Microsoft, the free service's owner. Microsoft's Twitter accounts were being flooded with users desperate for information - with some saying their usual business operations were being damaged by the glitch. (more...)
Birth of a conspiracy theory: How Trump's wiretap claim got started
- March 07, 2017

A month ago, in an interview with Fox News , Mr Trump said of Mr Obama: "We get along, I don't know if he'll admit this, but he likes me". President Trump's surrogates have defended his unsubstantiated claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones by saying he knows things that others don't. (more...)
Nintendo on Switch Connectivity: Avoid Aquariums Nintendo on Switch Connectivity: Avoid Aquariums
- March 07, 2017

We learned heading into the past weekend that the Nintendo Switch Pro controller will work with PCs via a wireless Bluetooth connection. You actually have to connect both of the controllers separately, however. You can also use it to search the Nintendo eShop after downloading the latest software update. Nintendo did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by USA TODAY, though the company does address the topic in the "troubleshooting" portion of the Switch's ... (more...)
'Outlast 2' Release Date Confirmed; Coming To PC And Consoles In April 'Outlast 2' Release Date Confirmed; Coming To PC And Consoles In April
- March 07, 2017

Outlast 2 was originally scheduled for release in 2016, but was delayed by Red Barrels "to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve". Red Barrels hasn't announced what else will be included in the Outlast Trinity . Outlast 2 will be priced at 29.99 Dollars digitally and Outlast Trinity will be available physically for 39.99 USD. (more...)
S. Korea: N. Korea Test-Fires Handful Of 'Unknown Projectiles' Into Japan Waters S. Korea: N. Korea Test-Fires Handful Of 'Unknown Projectiles' Into Japan Waters
- March 07, 2017

There was a "low chance" the projectiles were intercontinental ballistic missiles, he said . Another U.S. defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the missiles splashed down about 200 miles off Japan's coast and at least one of the missiles was detected and tracked by the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided-missile destroyer, which was nearby. (more...)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo donates plasma for struggling baby giraffe at Denver Zoo Cheyenne Mountain Zoo donates plasma for struggling baby giraffe at Denver Zoo
- March 05, 2017

For many years, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff has done voluntary training with their giraffes to have them hold still for injections and small blood samples. Numerous fake YouTube sites have a video on loop (one of Adventure Animal Park's older videos) that they run in order to get viewers and solicit funds. (more...)
US Dollar Rises To 7-Week High
- March 04, 2017

In her speech, Yellen remarked that disappointing economic growth in 2015, due to weaker economic overseas, the lower price of oil, and the appreciation of the dollar, had all persuaded the Fed to proceed cautiously. "Today was a "good Trump", compared to the aggressive "bad Trump" shown on Twitter", said Ayako Sera, market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank. (more...)
Google 'Playables' will let you try games before you buy
- March 03, 2017

This allows the customer to decide whether or not the sale price is worth now downloading that app for, and it will show them specifically how much they are saving compared to the regular price. Google also says within the next few months it will introduce an auto-flip feature that automatically orients a merchant's video ad so it matches the way a consumer is holding his phone. (more...)
New Avatar Game from The Division Developer Massive New Avatar Game from The Division Developer Massive
- March 02, 2017

They have absolutely no details to share on the project other than that players will return to the magical world of Pandora, which defies our known logic and features giant blue cat people running around in loin cloths and tiger teeth. Fox Interactive , a division of the newly-formed FoxNext group, produces award-winning games and apps based on Twentieth Century Fox's globally-recognized film and television properties. (more...)
YouTube TV marks Alphabet entry into live television offerings YouTube TV marks Alphabet entry into live television offerings
- March 01, 2017

That subscription price will get you six individual user accounts, each with their own profiles and suggested content. In addition, the internet TV service will also provide access to YouTube Red original series and movies, along with the option to add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus to the channel lineup for an extra fee. (more...)
Foxes could teach new breed of 'footballer bees' how to sting Foxes could teach new breed of 'footballer bees' how to sting
- February 28, 2017

And most of the newcomers even improved on the goal-sinking by taking a shortcut demo-bees hadn't used, says behavioral ecologist Olli Loukola at Queen Mary University of London. "They improved on the strategy that they saw ", study co-author Clint Perry told NPR . This suggests that bees, which are important crop pollinators, could in time adapt to new food sources if their environment changed. (more...)
SpaceX plans to send two people around the Moon
- February 28, 2017

The Falcon Heavy rocket hasn't even performed a test flight, but both of these steps should be completed before the lunar orbit mission. Most importantly, we would like to thank NASA, without whom this would not be possible. SpaceX has had extraordinary success and failure in the a year ago. "NASA always has first priority, so if NASA decides to have the first mission of this nature be a NASA mission", Musk said. (more...)
Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders
- February 27, 2017

We spoke with Business Reporter Steve Jordon and he gave some insight on Warren Buffett's letter and outlook on America's future. Buffett said the figures left "no doubt" that he would win the bet. Mr Buffett, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, did not address Donald Trump's policies. One word sums up our country's achievements: "miraculous", he said. (more...)