Sci-tech

Google revamps policy on ads and offensive content after UK YouTube boycott

As hundreds of brands in the United Kingdom including HSBC, Toyota, and the British government pulled their ads, Google announced new tools that will let ad...


Samsung Galaxy S8 May Use Your Face to Verify Mobile Payments

The report suggested that Samsung Electronics integrated a high-speed shooting function on Galaxy S8 camera that will allow this upcoming flagship smartph...


SpaceX successfully launches and deploys EchoStar XXIII satellite

Air Force. Most of the preparation work will be done at the company's Hawthorne, Calif., headquarters with launch operations expected at Cape Canaveral Air Fo...


Sierra Leone: 709-carat diamond up for auction

In 1972, the 968.9-carat Star of Sierra Leone was found by miners and sold for about $2.5 million. " Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chie...


Kansas State sneaks in to NCAA Tournament, to play in First Four

I thought Illinois State, which went 17-1 in the Valley, got screwed. At this time of the year, everyone has a few small injuries. Despite being overshadowe...


Express yourself with Gboard for Android's newest features

But for those of you not inclined towards emoji and GIF based conversations, there are other improvements to G Board with this latest update. Language transla...


The CIA's Leaked Hacking Code Names Are Silly as Hell

A number of news outlets reported that the documents revealed that Signal, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps that use high-level encryption to ensure that ...


Facebook Finally Rolls Out 'Disputed News' Tag Everyone Will Dispute

Also, being overly aggressive against fake news may not be in the business interests of Facebook since it could result in lower user engagement which translates...


Microsoft details how the "Game Mode" of Windows 10 Creators Update works

Announced at GDC 2017 and via the Windows Blog , Microsoft has broad plans beyond the Windows desktop and HoloLens, bringing mixed reality content to the...


Mass Effect Andromeda Video Showcases Beginning 13 Minutes

Mass Effect: Andromeda tells the tale of mankind heading out to find a new home for humanity somewhere in the vast reaches of the universe. BioWare has sai...


DoL moves to delay fiduciary rule by 60 days

The Labor Department acknowledges that "the economic effects may be partially dependent on what action the Department ultimately takes, and in the shorter term,...


Northwestern likely secures NCAA tournament berth with full-court pass buzzer-beater

Northwestern went up 11 with just under four minutes to go in the first half, however MI was able to go on a 12-3 run to close the half, and set up an exciting ...


Life on Earth began 'earlier than thought'

Scientists studying ancient rock formations in Quebec have identified microscopic structures in the rock that they believe are the fossilized remains of micro...


Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana confirmed as secretary of interior

Under Zinke, the department is expected to begin rewriting a plan for leasing oil and gas leases in USA waters to fold in Arctic and Atlantic acreage left out o...


YouTube TV Streaming Service Launches In The US

For sports fans, YouTube TV will indeed offer ESPN, plus regional sports networks like Fox Sports and Comcast SportsNet. Perhaps most enticing is the service'...


Obama spotted at NYC Starbucks, greeted by cheering crowd

Danny DeVito is part of the cast and as well is Marvel's Mark Ruffalo . The Obamas just can't quit Broadway. "Who is so rude to come in after the show sta...


Chelsea sink Swansea to surge 11 points clear

The Manchester United boss has spoken against Leicester's treatment of Claudio Ranieri who was sacked less than 10 months after masterminding the most incredibl...


Huge, Hairy Animal Washes Up Ashore In Philippines, Leaves Locals Baffled

THE unusual, creepy-looking sea creature washed ashore in the island of Dinagat in Surigao del Norte belonged to that of a whale, local authorities said. The id...


SpaceX Dragon Delivers NASA Cargo to Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

SpaceX's Dragon space failed to dock with the International Space Station Wednesday morning after an error was detected in the Global Positioning System so...


Holy Sea Cow! Florida Survey Finds Record Number Of Manatees

A warming trend with sunny, windless conditions following cold weather increases the likelihood that manatees will be resting at the water's surface, where they...


King Felipe's Brother-in-Law Guilty of Fraud, Infanta Cristina Acquitted - Court

The trial centered on accusations that Urdangarin used his former title, Duke of Palma, to embezzle about €6m in public funds for the nonprofit Noos Institute. ...


Do the Dolphins have a plan for free agency?

He started all 35 games he played for the Dolphins, including 12 last season. Tunsil, a left tackle in college at Ole Miss, played left guard in his rookie seas...


Snapchat parent company stock valuation at $22.2-B

According to those familiar with Snap's IPO, the company is meeting with major mutual and hedge funds to hash out its true evaluation, before moving on to NY ...


Pew Die Pie Is Out At Disney And YouTube Over Anti-Semitic Comments

Felix Kjellberg was popularly known as PewDiePie , a Swedish-born YouTube Megastar who has 53 million followers. The setback should affect his earnings and as ...


Wholesale inflation surges to 5.25%

Wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation, which reflects the annual rate of price rise, has risen for the second straight month, the cash crunch following de...


American Farm Bureau Federation reiterates its support of Pruitt to head EPA

Oklahoma's top law enforcement official since 2011, Pruitt fought often with former President Barack Obama's EPA. Don Parrish, AFBF's senior director of congres...


The Director Of Dissidia Final Fantasy Thinks It Could Be An Esport

As it was announced recently, Mobius Final Fantasy is now finally available for download on PC. "If that happens, then next will be a global tournament, right?"...


Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

These VTOL ( vertical takeoff and landing, pronounced vee-tol) aircraft would operate using fixed wings with tilt prop-rotors. "At flying altitude, noise from ...


Saks' Parent Company May Buy Macy's

One of the people told the paper that the two retailers are also discussing other ways to cooperate with each other, including a potential real-estate deal. Sha...


Scientists Have Developed a Flying Bat Robot

This unusual movement has been captured by the researchers at the University of IL and Caltech in their creation. The complexity of the wings, aerodynamic devic...


Why the Dakota Access Pipeline May Not Proceed Imminently Despite Presidential Memo

Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said in a statement . However, President Trump's executive order , signed last week, instructs the Army Corps to "approve in an expe...


Scientists confirm 'lost continent' beneath Mauritius

A piece of an ancient continent, running the length from India to Madagascar, has been discovered under the tiny island of Mauritius off of the east coast of Af...


Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Fall Short In Crash Tests By IIHS

The impact could result in injuries to the head and lower right leg during a collision. Tesla, however, is of the opinion that the tests do not correctly port...


Ban Ki-moon drops out of South Korea presidential race

After Ban returned to South Korea once his tenure at the United Nations ended, there was widespread speculation that he would run for presidency. Elections we...


Facebook Shares Advance as Fourth-Quarter Results Top Street Estimates

The change was meant to surface topics quicker, capture a broader range of news, and help ensure that trends reflect real world events being covered by multiple...