Science

Apple appears to have patented a vapouriser, and we don't know why

Apple appears to have patented a vapouriser, and we don't know why Apple's filed some odd patents in the past, most recently in the form of a paper bag that disappointingly did not feature any kind of high-tech wizardry. In another case, vaporizers are used to deposit thin layers of a substance to a wafer in a process known as chemical vapor deposition. Could apple's next iDevice be a vaporizer? "The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed by vaporiz... [Full Article...]

Vicus Capital Cuts Position in Halliburton Company (HAL) by $3310523

Profit excluding special items was 4 cents per share, surpassing the 2 cents per share forecast by analysts before the earnings report. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 4.22 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 3.92 Billion. [Full Article...]

FCA Releases Statement Following Trump's Big Three Breakfast

FCA Releases Statement Following Trump's Big Three Breakfast The CEOs stayed at the meeting about an hour. On one hand, at least Ford CEO Mark Fields said he is glad about TPP. Fields said automakers wanted to work with Trump to create a " renaissance in American manufacturing ". "Does it make more sense to build outside the US or to build in the USA?" Trump also has mentioned corporate tax codes as an area where the government could become mo... [Full Article...]

Court denies USA government appeal in Microsoft overseas email case

Court denies USA government appeal in Microsoft overseas email case Microsoft believes this violates users fourth amendment rights and chose to take the government to court. The Department of Justice claims Microsoft does not have the legal right to bring this lawsuit to the court since they are not the ones directly affected by the investigations. [Full Article...]

MS storm kills at least 4; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

MS storm kills at least 4; damage reported in Hattiesburg area That's the area where damage is most extensive, Barker said. The three counties affected are Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. "There are widespread power outages as the tornado ran across three counties lines", said Greg Flynn, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. [Full Article...]

It's Official! 2016 is the Newest Warmest Year on record

Among its goals are keeping the average global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, as well as funding and adopting clean-energy technologies. findings that heat records were broken for a third year in 2016. But El Nino was responsible for just a small fraction of last year's warmth, according to Peter Stott, acting director of Britain's Met Office Hadley Center. [Full Article...]

Google helped itself to best positions for its own ads

Google helped itself to best positions for its own ads The paper said that after it shared its findings with Google in mid-December, many Google ads disappeared from search results. WSJ did note that once it shared its findings with Google on December 15, numerous ads happened to disappear. [Full Article...]

Baffling, massive "wave" spotted on top of Venus' thick clouds

The spacecraft Akatsuki (Japanese for "Dawn") observed the atmospheric gravity wave in December 2015. Venus is a weird planet and it just got creepier. The giant wave is described on a paper published in Nature Geoscience . Whatever is actually causing the shape, it's definitely a new wrinkle in humanity's understanding of one of our nearest planetary neighbors, and a welcome reminder tha... [Full Article...]

NOAA: 2016 was hottest year in modern history

Each of those years was at least one degree above the late 19th century average, and Schmidt doesn't expect to see a year fall below that benchmark for the foreseeable future, barring some temporary cooling event caused by, perhaps, a large volcanic eruption. [Full Article...]

Netflix, Inc. 16.1% Potential Decrease Now Implied by Deutsche Bank

Now, the FactSet Research estimate calls for Q4 2016 earnings of US$0.13. At the beginning of the year, the company launched the service in over 100 countries but still failed to report impressive numbers reporting only 160,000 domestic subscribers and 130,000 new viewers from the United States from an expected 300,000 additional subscribers. [Full Article...]

GameStop Sells Out Of Their Initial Switch Pre-Orders

Nintendo must be taking a loss on the Switch console if the accessories are being gouged this badly. The Switch's problems start with its price . The Nintendo Switch will come out with an internal storage of 32 GB which is expandable through a MicroSD card slot. [Full Article...]

Xi says China to play constructive role in addressing Ukraine crisis

Moscow should also return control of Crimea, Biden added. After the change in power, Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and is accused by Kiev and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of fuelling an ongoing pro-Russian separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine in which close to 10,000 people have been killed. [Full Article...]

Takata, 3 ex-workers charged with concealing faulty air bags

Takata, 3 ex-workers charged with concealing faulty air bags They include Shinichi Tanaka, executive VP of Inflator Global Operations, Hideo Nakajima, director of engineering of automotive systems laboratory and Tsuneo Chikaraishi, chief of Japan, Inflator Global Operations. Despite this knowledge, the DOJ alleges that the executives, who all worked for the company in both the USA and Japan, falsified the results and discarded damaging information. [Full Article...]

Your first look at tonight's Golden Globes show

Your first look at tonight's Golden Globes show It wasn't clear how long the device was down for, but Fallon appeared to ad-lib and recall some of his jokes, while performing a Chris Rock impression. HollywoodLifers , what did you think of Jimmy Fallon's hosting job? Fallon often used the President-elect as a punchline, even comparing him to belligerent and cruel "Games of Thrones" King Joffrey, but Meryl Streep changed the tone of the even... [Full Article...]

IPhone turns 10 today, Apple says best yet to come

At that moment , the world changed in meaningful ways, and the iPhone would go on to become Apple's biggest money-maker. Apple has been religiously releasing new iPhone generations every September so consumers should expect the next-generation iPhone to be released in September of 2017 . [Full Article...]

Vast iceberg set to break free from Antarctic ice shelf

Vast iceberg set to break free from Antarctic ice shelf The threat of massive glacial upheaval has not only put the future of the ice shelf at risk, but also brought danger to the door of those carrying out research at the Weddell Sea location, according to the British Antarctic Survey . Pictures released by NASA last November showed a 100-meter (328ft) wide and 500-meter deep (1640ft) crack slicing the incredible sub-zero temperature environment. [Full Article...]

Nissan wants human in self-driving loop

Nissan wants human in self-driving loop SAM is based on NASA's Visual Environment for Remote Exploration (VERVE) which is used to oversee robots - like NASA's Curiosity - on the space agency interplanetary missions. 'And it will be on roads sooner than you think.' There's another small upside, which Nissan didn't explore: some redundant delivery drivers could be retrained as mobility managers, potentially piloting tens or hundreds of ve... [Full Article...]

PC gaming has doubled its revenue in five years, GeForce Now announced

Its gaming platform, GeForce, will now be available on Facebook and a cloud-based PC platform. That's because despite having the same name as the game streaming service found on Nvidia's Shield devices , GeForce Now for PCs and Mac is a different beast entirely. [Full Article...]

Body Found Under Icy Pond May Be Missing 6-Year-Old

Body Found Under Icy Pond May Be Missing 6-Year-Old Officials issued an Amber Alert at about 3 p.m. Monday in hopes of garnering the public's attention in hopes of finding the boy. According to police, he has a slight to moderate learning disability. Vehicles leaving the south Aurora neighborhood at the center of the search near Olympic Park (15501 E Yale Ave.) were stopped at checkpoints, while bloodhounds were working and federal agents canva... [Full Article...]

Queen may miss New Year church service due to heavy cold

For 30 long years, it was the first time that Queen Elizabeth was not able to participate in the said gift giving which opened rumors about her death, according to Daily Record . In recent days, several false news stories reporting the queen's death have been circulating on social media. "We won't know anything more until tomorrow". [Full Article...]


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