Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Latest news
Home » Sci-tech

Sci-tech

Two Senate panels seek Comey memos, Intel wants testimony

perth_map

To view the full article, register now. On Tuesday, the House intelligence committee also formally requested similar documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The frantic activity in Congress showed signs that more Republicans were starting to show serious concern about Trump's actions following the Comey memo bombshell. Read More »

Ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

On Monday, senior administration officials defended the government's handling of software flaws, without confirming the NSA link to WannaCry, the tool used in the global ransomware attack. Data of the users who transacted from ATM machines of Hitachi were compromised during three months of May, June and July a year ago. With that, Microsoft releases a patch for the vulnerability in March. Read More »

Appeals Court Rules 'Google' Trademark Is Sound

perth_map

The judges said the plaintiffs failed to show that people use the word "google" to mean generic web searches and not just going to Google to conduct a search. “Because a claim of genericide must relate to a particular type of good or service and because verb use does not necessarily constitute generic use, the district court did not err when it refused to frame its inquiry as whether the relevant public primarily uses the word ‘google as a verb, ” Tallman wrote. Read More »

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Release Date Announced

perth_map

Watch a new trailer below. In case you've missed the memo, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is the follow-up to 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth. Reprising your role as the New Kid, you'll join forces with Eric Cartman as The Coon as a member of Coon & Friends, creating your very own super hero backstory, unique costume and various fart-based powers. Read More »

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) Is An Earnings Contender

It has outperformed by 1.06% the S&P500. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.37, for a total transaction of $263,700.00. (NASDAQ: VIAB ) declined -1.23% to $34.52. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Boston Scientific during the first quarter worth $10,290,000. Edgestream Prns Limited Partnership accumulated 1.11% or 24,686 shares. Read More »

Watch Live SpaceX Inmarsat-5 Launch

perth_map

According to Inmarsat , the Boeing-built I-5 F4 satellite was launched May 16 by SpaceX on a Falcon 9 rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX's dispatch conductor will survey the dispatch group at 2208 GMT (6:08 p.m. EDT) for a "go" to start stacking super-chilled, densified fuel into the Falcon 9 rocket. Read More »

Google Doodle marks discovery of world's 1st computer

perth_map

As the company explains, the Doodle "illustrates how a rusty remnant can open up a skyful of knowledge and inspiration". The doodle presents an archaic wheel made of stone which can identify the positions of the planet, the dates of future lunar and solar eclipses, or even predict the date of the Olympics. Read More »

Plane with 4 on board from New York missing in Bahamas

perth_map

The Coast Guard has been searching for the plane, which took off from Puerto Rico at 11 a.m. on Monday, since Miami air traffic control reported it had lost radio and radar contact about two hours later. The search area included the so-called Bermuda Triangle, where legend has it that many planes and ships have mysteriously gone missing, WNYW-TV said. Read More »

Experts See Possible North Korea Links to Global Cyberattack

perth_map

The researchers of South Korea stated that they have found some codes in the WannaCry software which were also appeared in the program used by Lazarus group run by North Korea. "But it's worth looking deeper, being conscious of confirmation bias now that North Korea has been identified as a possibility", Woodward said. Vietnam's state media said on Tuesday more than 200 computers had been affected, but one of the country's leading anti virus companies, Bkav, later put the figure at 1,900. Read More »

PM Modi speaks to new South Korean President

perth_map

During the 40-minute call, Xi stressed the importance of working together to achieve the common goal of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula - an aim dependent on resolving the thorny THAAD missile defense system issue. Since it is anticipated he will take a milder approach to North Korea than his predecessor, he will have to first straighten things out with decision-makers in Washington, who until now have favoured imposing further isolation and sanctions. Read More »

Here's how Resident Evil Revelations looks on PS4, Xbox One

perth_map

Should sales for the title do well, then perhaps Capcom would contemplate making a PS4 and Xbox One port of its sequel, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 sometime in the future. Current-gen re-releases of those games added a million sales to Resident Evil 6's total, while 4 and 5 sold another 900k or so. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X has also been released on PlayStation 4 recently, in the form of a PS2 Classic. Read More »

Apple begins production of iPhone SE model in India

perth_map

Apple has started assembling phones in India, completing a first trial run with the manufacture of its cheapest handset, the iPhone SE. There are obviously some cost savings for Apple to take advantage of by producing domestically and local government reportedly believes Apple could sell its iPhone for as low as $220 (converted to Indian currency). Read More »

United States admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

perth_map

South Korea's Han said Sunday's test was "successful in flight". "Currently, (the South Korean military) is unable to have real-time access to the detection data of the THAAD radar because the system to share real-time data with the USFK is still under construction", a defense official said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

The internet is whipping out some Core-i9 tales

It appears that the specifications for Intel's new Skylake-X and Kabylake-X CPUs have been leaked online. These new offerings of the i7 Core lineup will fall under the Kaby Lake-X category, and they will deliver enhanced performance for a hefty premium, according to reports. Read More »

BMW M5 2017 AWD system detailed

perth_map

Thanks to the adoption of the modular-designed CLAR platform that debuted in the 2016 7-Series, the new 5-Series is already about 100kg lighter than its predecessor, and similar weight savings should benefit the new M5. As for that xDrive system, BMW says every time the engine is started it defaults to 4WD mode. Beyond that the 4WD Sport setting is said to allow "even greater agility and sportiness", combining "absolute precision, delightful handling and phenomenal traction". Read More »

PES 2018 announced for this September

perth_map

As the listings are already up on the Xbox website , it won't be long before it comes to the Playstation page along with more screenshots that you could enjoy ogling at. It includes new player images that resemble the looks of the original players, animations, facial expressions and player models. A statement reads: "Centred on the concept that PES 2018 is "Where Legends are Made", the new game hits the floor running with new features, new ways to play, a PC version to the standard of the ... Read More »

Trump shared 'highly classified' info with Russians

perth_map

By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even US intelligence officials - wary about sharing future top secret details with the president. Read More »

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

perth_map

In the past 12 months, it has been added to the Google Home speaker, Allo chat app, and Pixel flagships - as well as a few other Android phones. Last week, AI was also front and center at Microsoft's developer conference . At the moment, the content library isn't exactly bustling, but it's coming along - and there's some great stuff available already. There's been talk of an iOS version of Google Assistant , although that hasn't been confirmed yet. Read More »

Mysterious Flashes of Light Spotted on Earth from Space

This camera is taking these images from a spot which is between the Sun and the Earth. Alexander Marshak, DSCOVR deputy project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, noticed light flashes occasionally appearing over oceans at first as he looked through the EPIC images. Read More »

Ransomware attack leads to new criticism against United States intel agency

There are the companies, universities, hospitals and other organizations that didn't install Microsoft's fixes and take other precautions, such as backing up data. Microsoft should know that there are people, small businesses, schools and hospitals that still use older version of Windows , such as XP (which came out in 2001). Read More »

Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

perth_map

Qualcomm did not disclose the quantum of royalty owed to it by the manufacturers. "It is unfortunate that we must take this action against these long-time licensees to enforce our agreements, but we can not allow these manufacturers and Apple to use our valuable intellectual property without paying the fair and reasonable royalties to which they have agreed", said Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm's general counsel. Read More »

Intel Is Preparing the Powerful i9 Series of CPUs

perth_map

The Core i9-7800X will clock speeds at 3.5 GHz base and 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0. Today, we're being presented with the motherlode of information on the six processors that Intel plans to announce later this month; four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X processors. Read More »

Brown to talk to Zuma and Ramaphosa to 'resolve Molefe matter'

perth_map

Meanwhile, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe told News24 ANN7 was "talking rubbish". The ANC labelled the move "reckless and unfortunate", hours before Brown confirmed that she had approved Molefe's return. The damning allegations by the former Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, that Eskom's then CEO Brian Molefe and Chairperson Ben Ngubane tried to force him to withdraw Glencore's Optimum mining licences in a bid to help the Gupta's takeover Glencore's coal mines, are ... Read More »

Apple Is Taking Their Innovation Quest To Pizza Boxes Now

perth_map

Apple may be known as the biggest technology giant but the primary idea behind being this powerhouse is innovation. And it also has a circular pizza box patented as well. The circular pizza boxes, which have been invented by Francesco Longoni (the head of Apple's food services team), have always been in circulation at the company's existing campuses. Read More »

Delphi joins BMW-Intel-Mobileye autonomous car partnership

perth_map

Delphi will be doing a lot with integration of the technologies provided by the other partners in the mix, as well as potentially supplying some additional hardware, the companies say, including sensors. Other carmakers are expected to sign on to use the platform in the coming weeks, said Richard Rau, a BMW director of product development. "In the long run there will be only a few platforms left", he said. Read More »

New Moto E4 Plus Gold & Black Press Renders Leak

perth_map

The Moto C Plus will have a batter 8MP camera on its rear side, while the Moto C will only be featuring a 5MP shooter. This new model is expected to be an affordable replacement of its predecessor Moto E3 Power, which is now holding the mid-range market for Motorola. Read More »

Apple is reportedly phasing out the iPad Mini

Apple on Monday released operating systems updates for the iPhone , iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Macintosh. John Martellaro nailed the notion that Apple's other products are cannibalizing iPad mini sales. Apple is rumoured to be announcing some new products including a possible Siri home speaker and a range of new Macbook laptops at its developers conference in June. Read More »

Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch

perth_map

He said based on his conversations with North Korean hackers, the reclusive state had been developing and testing ransomware programmes since August. Brushing aside the possibility of engaging in dialogue with Pyongyang before seeing a total stop of the proscribed weapons testing, Haley called on the global community to exert economic, diplomatic and political pressure on the North. Read More »

South Carolina Teen Dead From Caffeine Overdose

The death of a 16-year-old SC boy is serving as an eye-opening alert for those who consume caffeine. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts told WLTX 19 , "We lost Davis from a totally legal substance". A witness said Cripe had "basically chugged" a highly caffeinated energy drink but could not identify the brand. "Really, drinking too much of anything could probably hurt you, not yet energy drinks that are known to cause harm in large amounts". Read More »

UK consumer inflation rises to 3 ½-year high of 2.7 percent

perth_map

On a month-on-month basis, the Food sub index increased by 2.04 percent in April, down by 0.17 percent points from 2.21 percent recorded in March. The ONS said the biggest contribution to the increase in April's rate came from air fares, with clothing vehicle excise tax and electricity bills also making a contribution. Read More »

First Apple store in Singapore to open on May 27 along Orchard

perth_map

Apple is today launching its program of educational sessions in Australia, covering everything from photo and video to music, coding, art and design. Apple stores already sync skilled-up employees with curious customers, but the company has pledged an increase of around 1000 in-store hours of hands-on sessions. Read More »

Nintendo Direct for ARMS Scheduled Tomorrow

perth_map

When we were speculating what this Nintendo Direct would be about, we assumed that ARMS wouldn't be on the schedule because they focused on it during the last Nintendo Direct as well. In case you aren't quite sold on the motion-control flinging of ARMS , Nintendo also announced it'll show off a new trailer for Splatoon 2 at the tail-end of the Direct. Read More »

Ian Poulter to play PGA Championship after European Tour invitation

perth_map

Kim, who won the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro in August 2016, is still 21. Choi even taught Kim him about his experience as well as teaching him about the Players course. Ian Poulter has accepted an invitation to play at the BMW PGA Championship from 25-28 May at Wentworth. He was the only player to seriously challenge Kim until he ran out of holes, and then it was a matter of finishing second. Read More »

Element Integrates Amazon Fire TV Into New Sets

perth_map

While users can still buy an Amazon TV box, there's a new set of televisions with the abilities of Amazon TV inside. Furthermore, since these are actual TVs using Amazon's Fire software platform, they can pull some other neat tricks like automatically downloading local broadcast listings via their internal Fire platform "Gracenote" software if you plug in an external antenna. Read More »