US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings

US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings

Because Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus might be habitable, the probe will be flown into Saturn's atmosphere to avoid any possible contamination of these moons with bacteria from Earth that might have somehow survived on the spacecraft. Read More

Tesla recalls 53000 vehicles over brake problems

Tesla recalls 53000 vehicles over brake problems

The US luxury electric auto manufacturer's shares dropped over 1 percent following its announcement on Thursday. "We are working with Tesla to ensure the issue is resolved quickly", a spokeswoman reportedly said. Tesla said that they have not received any complaint regarding the parking brake failure and that it's "safe to continue regular use of your vehicle". Read More

Facebook announces its AR Camera Effects Platform

Zuckerberg said the company is making the "first mainstream augmented reality platform out of the camera", called "Act 2". Facebook is calling developers to apply for access to the closed beta of the platform's AR Studio tool. 'Today, we're introducing a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment as if you were in the same room'. However, he also has predicted that the augmented-reality platform will soon be incorporated into eyeglasses as well. Read More

Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood

Planet Hunters Find Another 'Earthy' Planet in Our Galactic Neighborhood

In general, one big problem with the habitable planets scientists have found around red dwarfs - and this goes for a few of the seven they've found on Trappist-1 - and Proxima b, another found previous year - is that they are so close to their star that the stellar radiation that is bombarding the planets can literally strip away any atmosphere. Read More

Facebook out to read minds

Facebook out to read minds

Facebook has "a goal of creating a system capable of typing 100 words per minute, straight from the speech center of your brain - 5x faster than you can type on your smart phone today". "It is these words, words that you have already made a decision to send to the speech centre of your brain that we seek to turn into text". Reading the human brain isn't the kind of technology announcement we're used to seeing from Facebook, which makes truckloads of money advertising against user selfies and ... Read More

Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer

Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer

The FSB said the man arrested Monday was believed to have helped prepare the suicide bomber. Dzhalilov, 22, was killed in the explosion. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said the suspect was arrested in Odintsovo, a city just outside Moscow . Read More

Syria chemical attack: 'Were those children dead at all?' asks Assad

Syria chemical attack: 'Were those children dead at all?' asks Assad

In November, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found that several units of the Syrian regime's forces had used chemicals against three villages in northern Syria in 2014 and 2015. Read More

CBSE Show Cause Notice to over 2000 Schools For Not Sharing Info

CBSE Show Cause Notice to over 2000 Schools For Not Sharing Info

The Indian minister in charge of education has ordered an investigation into a textbook that described the "best" female figure as 36"-24"-36". The controversial content in the text book is certainly alarming. The publishers also announced that they have "stopped the printing, selling and distribution of the revised book with immediate effect". A cursory sentence in the section on "Differences in shape" says that when it comes to males, the "V" body shape is considered the best. Read More

Splatoon 2 hits Switch this July with a salmon-blasting horde mode

How you unlock new arms is through single player minigames from the Arms League, unlocking them in the Get Arms Service. The Direct will also reveal information about other Switch and even 3DS games, though the main focus will be on Splatoon 2 , and Arms . Read More

Rice's name requests may be criminal, Trump says

John R. Schindler, a conservative columnist for the New York Observer and a former NSA analyst with deeply placed sources in the intelligence community, writes that "Rice had perfectly legitimate reasons to want to know the full story about those reports", meaning intelligence reports tracking foreign-government officials discussing Trump or talking to Trump associates. Read More

NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

They will take approximately three and a half hours time to touch the surface of the earth. "Peggy's skill and experience make her an incredible asset aboard the space station", NASA International Space Station Program Manager Kirk Shireman said. Read More

Boris Johnson cancels trip to Moscow next week over Syria

Syrians protest in Damascus against chemical weapons Saturday a day after the USA missle launch on a military base in central Syria. "And we believe that the first priority is the defeat of ISIS", Tillerson said in a clip made public on the eve of the Sunday talkshow's air time. Read More

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

The Apple Inc rival has rapidly recovered from last year's costly failure of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 device, despite a political scandal involving Vice Chairman Jay Y. One of the favours Lee allegedly sought from president Park was state approval for a controversial merger of two Samsung units in 2015, seen as a key step to ensure a smooth transfer of power to him. Read More

Apple introduces new app, Clips, to create and share videos

Apple introduces new app, Clips, to create and share videos

Imagine creating movies of your kids or making your own DIY Tasty food recipe video with Clips. It also works over the top of video clips. It's not the most intuitive app, but it's surprisingly fun. To share a video on Instagram or Snapchat, you'll want to shoot in Instagram or Snapchat to make sure the moment you're capturing is perfectly framed. Read More

Apple Watch Series 3 pegged for second half of 2017

Apple Watch Series 3 pegged for second half of 2017

The Apple Watch Series 2 will be a year old in September 2017, so we're expecting Apple to begin refreshing the wearable once a year, just as it does with the iPhone. It has, however, been diversifying in the last few years and some of these efforts have been paying off. According to latest reports about the next-generation iPhones, however, Apple could be pushing back the release of the smartphones to October or November. Read More

Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash

Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash

Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann has compared the feeling of beating Bayern Munich to being "like a drug". It was Hoffenheim who stopped Bayern Munich's run by reaping their first victory in 18 encounters between the two sides. Read More

Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official profile] issued a memorandum [text, PDF] on Monday, ordering the Department of Justice [DOJ, official website] to undertake a comprehensive review of all police reform activities issued during the Obama administration. Read More

Retired Seahawk Marshawn Lynch visits Oakland Raiders

Retired Seahawk Marshawn Lynch visits Oakland Raiders

Beast Mode's connection to Oakland is deep, so it's understandable why the 30-year-old running back would want play for the Raiders. The Seattle Seahawks still own Lynch's rights, so if Lynch were to un-retire, he would return to the Seahawks. Read More

Apple Says The Mac Pro Is Not Dead

Apple Says The Mac Pro Is Not Dead

They also noted that the new computer wouldn't be here until at least 2018. It follows on comments from CEO Tim Cook that suggested APPL might be quietly working on a new Mac Pro. No exact dates have been set for the product releases. They see the fewest updates, it seems, and they want to reimagine both lines of products. The writers included John Gruber of Daring Fireball , Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch , Lance Ulanoff of Mashable , Ina Fried of Axios , and John Paczkowski of ... Read More

Marissa Mayer To Be Fired After Yahoo! Inc. Takeover By Verizon

Marissa Mayer To Be Fired After Yahoo! Inc. Takeover By Verizon

But that left all parties involved with a bit of a dilemma; What do you name a new entity made up from a company that no one uses anymore and one that has become synonymous with persistent failure? The slated merger, which is to happen after the completion of the Yahoo takeover by telecoms giant Verizon this summer, was confirmed in a tweet by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. Read More