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Sci-tech U.S. sanctions North Korean ships suspected of smuggling goods
Author: 0 U.S. sanctions North Korean ships suspected of smuggling goods

South Korea's police force have staged a mock siege as part of security drill ahead of the Winter Olympics that the country will host next month. Kim was using North Korea's involvement for his own purposes, opposition alleges. South Korea says it will refer a dispute with the US administration of President Donald Trump over tariffs on solar panels and washing machines to the World Trade Organization.

Sci-tech Reddit finally offers two-factor authentication to all users
Author: 0 Reddit finally offers two-factor authentication to all users

With 2FA the need to enter a password remains. Given the vulnerabilities modern servers have, it has become indispensable to add two-factor authentication. In case you want to secure your account further, you can enable the 2FA by logging into you Reddit account - click on preferences - select password/email .

Sci-tech CNN's $25 million bet on a YouTube star has failed
Author: 0 CNN's $25 million bet on a YouTube star has failed

For the past year, Beme has operated independently out of a startup-like office in SoHo, several miles from CNN's Columbus Circle headquarters. "And this is the end of the road for me". CNN said that it would seek to find different positions across the company for almost everyone on Beme's 22-member team, but that some people would lose their jobs.

Sci-tech This is Your Last Chance to Save 20% on 'Monster Hunter
Author: 0 This is Your Last Chance to Save 20% on 'Monster Hunter

With the upcoming release of Monster Hunter: World Capcom is adding to the hype with themed outfits coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition . "Get the Poogie to warm up to you by petting it in just the right way!" Once you're climbing, you can press A on Xbox One or X on PS4 to deploy your grappling hook .

Sci-tech Plastic waste fatally infects coral reefs
Author: 0 Plastic waste fatally infects coral reefs

Billions of bits of plastic waste are entangled in corals and sickening reefs from Thailand to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Thursday. "What's troubling about coral disease is that once the coral tissue loss occurs, it's not coming back", said Dr Lamb. As of 2015, more than 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic had been generated worldwide, with nearly 80 per cent of that making its way into landfill or the environment.

Sci-tech Hyundai Santa Fe teased ahead of its debut in Geneva
Author: 0 Hyundai Santa Fe teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

All that's being revealed in terms of detail so far is that the new generation of the Santa Fe will feature a comprehensive package of the South Korean manufacturer's latest active safety features, which now come under the company's Smart Sense technology umbrella.

Sci-tech Intel Corporation (INTC) Smashes Q4 Earnings
Author: 0 Intel Corporation (INTC) Smashes Q4 Earnings

About 19.80 million shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since January 25, 2017 and is downtrending. Intel's quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. for 142,645 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Princeton Capital Management owns 2.33% invested in Facebook, Inc. Ghp Invest Advsr holds 107,184 shares. At Bancorporation invested in 0.25% or 58,725 shares.

Sci-tech Trump Administration: End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025
Author: 0 Trump Administration: End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025

The ISS costs NASA three to four billion dollars every year and represents an $87 billion investment for the US . If such a stipulation remains in the final budget, it means NASA will need to find up to $4 billion a year from other sources if it wishes to continue sending astronauts to the station and carrying out experiments there.

Sci-tech PC sensation Dead Cells hits Xbox One in 2018
Author: 0 PC sensation Dead Cells hits Xbox One in 2018

Motion Twin's platformer that became a hit last year on Steam and GOG , is about to make its way to consoles possibly claiming another successful year for the studio. To beat the game, you'll have to master 2D "souls-lite combat" with the ever-present threat of permadeath looming. He also stated that releasing the game on all three consoles is "logistical challenge" but Motion Twin is "on the right track".

Sci-tech Nintendo Is Shutting Down Miitomo, Its First Smartphone App
Author: 0 Nintendo Is Shutting Down Miitomo, Its First Smartphone App

You will no longer be able to use any of the app's features. You will no longer be able to use items you've obtained in the app, such as clothing items, wallpapers, or posters. Nintendo is shutting down Miitomo , the first Android app in its history which hit the Google Play Store in mid-March 2016. If you want to save any Miifotos , you must save them to your smart device before 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT).

Sci-tech Guns Removed From Lobby, Bug Fixes and More
Author: 0 Guns Removed From Lobby, Bug Fixes and More

According to the developer, the new update aims to "enhance the performance by adjusting some aspects of the game without impacting the gameplay in any conceivably negative way". The current test build of the game will be moving to the live servers on PC, according to a Tweet from the official PUBG account - and a lengthier update over on Steam details that new security measures are a part of this patch.

Author: 0 Important Technical Indicators to Consider: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 194,144,317 shares of the company's stock valued at $12,442,709,000 after acquiring an additional 3,312,459 shares during the period. A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company.

Sci-tech Idea Cellular posts biggest-ever quarterly loss
Author: 0 Idea Cellular posts biggest-ever quarterly loss

In the month of September, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has cut interconnection usage charges (IUC) levied by telecom firms by 57 percent, adding that termination rates will be abolished in early 2020. The adoption of unlimited voice bundled data plans also led to an explosion in voice volumes for the quarter, with voice minutes of use growing 10.8% sequentially.

Sci-tech Sky's NOW TV Smart Stick Costs Just £14.99
Author: 0 Sky's NOW TV Smart Stick Costs Just £14.99

For an extra fiver, Sky is offering the dongle, plus a two month pass to the Now TV Entertainment Pass , which features Sky Atlantic and access to "300 binge-worthy Box Sets". Sky Ocean Rescue aims to lead by example and inspire everyday change to protect our oceans from drowning in plastic. It doesn't have 4K like the streaming stick that Roku launched previous year, but the custom-built device does come with support for voice commands, so you can bark 'Play Curb Your Enthusiasm' at the ...

Author: 0 Ranveer Singh's Heart-Warming Thank You Note For Padmaavat

The rumoured lovebirds caught everyone's attention with their little PDA at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film screening on Tuesday night, walking in hand-in-hand and constantly giggling and chatting with each other, the two appeared to be happy in each other's company and relieved about the film getting released.

Sci-tech Isaiah Thomas Reportedly 'Led Charge Against' Kevin Love In Cavs Meeting
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Reportedly 'Led Charge Against' Kevin Love In Cavs Meeting

Los Angeles almost gave it away by missing four free throws in the final 20 seconds, but Marcus Smart missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics. "It's not about them, it's about me". This is just one of many internal issues in Cleveland this season, but in spite of it all, Love does not plan on asking the Cavs for a trade.

Sci-tech Padmaavat Protests: Day After Attack On Gurugram School Bus, 18 People Arrested
Author: 0 Padmaavat Protests: Day After Attack On Gurugram School Bus, 18 People Arrested

They are likely to be produced before a local court in Gurugram. "They attacked us so suddenly that we barely had enough time to get ourselves and the students out of the harm's way", said a school employee who was in the bus. District Magistrate Vinay Pratap Singh said 'Executive Magistrates and police forces have been deployed at sensitive places. "We have never run away.", he said, adding those who pelted stones were not known to anyone "and hence Karni Sena was being blamed".

Sci-tech Damian Lillard disappointed over Russell Westbrook's NBA All-Star comments
Author: 0 Damian Lillard disappointed over Russell Westbrook's NBA All-Star comments

Westbrook took jabs in all directions when asked about George's standing as a non-all-star after the Thunder's narrow 109-108 win over the Nets Tuesday. "I wasn't an All-Star". It looks like that will be what George now focuses on instead of not playing in this year's All-Star game. George entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game and ranked second in the National Basketball Association with 2.16 steals per game.

Sci-tech Elon Musk to stay another decade at Tesla, has odd compensation scheme
Author: 0 Elon Musk to stay another decade at Tesla, has odd compensation scheme

Operational Milestones: To meet the operational milestones, Tesla must meet a set of escalating Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA targets (the only adjustment to EBITDA is for stock-based compensation). That being said, Musk doesn't seem all too concerned about not receiving a dime expressing his belief that Tesla can become a trillion dollar company in a decade.

Sci-tech Cloned monkeys bring identikit humans a step closer
Author: 0 Cloned monkeys bring identikit humans a step closer

But both the scientists and other experts say it's highly unlikely this advance will result in human clones in the foreseeable future. The long-tailed macaques, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua , were made from fetal cells grown in a petri dish.

Sci-tech Rocket Lab reveals secret project, 'humanity star' satellite orbiting Earth
Author: 0 Rocket Lab reveals secret project, 'humanity star' satellite orbiting Earth

The 65-sided, carbon-fiber, mirrored sphere will be visible from anywhere on Earth beginning in March. The Humanity Star , which was launched on board the Electron last week. One of the few people who knew was the company's CEO and founder, Peter Beck, who was aware that in addition to the three satellites Rocket Lab publicized prior to the launch , there was also an extra special item in the payload.

Sci-tech James Gunn & Hugh Jackman React To Oscar Nominations
Author: 0 James Gunn & Hugh Jackman React To Oscar Nominations

Logan , the latest installment of the X-Men franchise of films, looks to change that reputation. While it's definitely a step in the right direction for superhero movies, it's unclear whether or not this will help pave a path for more mainstream superhero movies to start gaining recognition at the Academy Awards.

Sci-tech Fitbit slaps expiration date on Pebble smartwatch help
Author: 0 Fitbit slaps expiration date on Pebble smartwatch help

You can see a list of the ways in which the Ionic OS is kind of like Pebble over on Fitbit's site. Pebble owners who purchased their device prior to December 7, 2016, should be eligible for the discount. After that date, Pebble devices and mobile apps will continue to work, but key features and services will shut down, including the Pebble app store, Pebble forum, voice recognition, SMS and email replies, timeline pins from third-party apps, and the CloudPebble development tool.

Sci-tech The Samsung Galaxy S9 is filtered on video
Author: 0 The Samsung Galaxy S9 is filtered on video

Samsung's official website has listed out three types of ISOCELL camera sensors - Bright, Fast and Slim. While it's possible that this is the S9, there's no way for us to know for sure. Samsung pushed-back the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus past year, missing its habitual MWC launch date, because of delays caused by the battery problems that struck the Galaxy Note 7.

Author: 0 Apple Introduces 'Health Records' in iOS 11.3

An initial beta is available as of now, but the battery features have not yet been implemented. ARKit, Apple's augmented reality framework for developers, will be updated with the ability to accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables and recognise and place virtual objects on horizontal surfaces.

Sci-tech SpaceX performs first 'static fire' of Falcon Heavy rocket
Author: 0 SpaceX performs first 'static fire' of Falcon Heavy rocket

But the new capability would mean the firm in future has no hard launching the biggest military and commercial telecommunications satellites - and still recover all three first-stage boosters. Musk admitted previous year that building the rocket was much more hard than he initially anticipated. Normally, that means sending a concrete mass into orbit, but Musk decided instead to send his original Tesla Roadster into an orbit around the Sun.

Author: 0 Windows 10 Will Now Show You Data It's Sending Back To Microsoft

That's changing now, though. While non-functional, a new "Diagnostic data viewer" button in the Windows 10 Settings app suggested that Microsoft will soon give users more control over their personal data. The addition of this new app is also a continuation of a policy Microsoft started past year when it said it would be more open about user privacy. In addition to the search box on that page, the Diagnostic Data Viewer will offer capabilities to filter diagnostic data using a broad set ...

Sci-tech Bioware is 'hard at work' on Dragon Age, Anthem
Author: 0 Bioware is 'hard at work' on Dragon Age, Anthem

This was confirmed by Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of the as-of-yet-untitled Dragon Age game, over on Twitter. Whatever gains EA's stock has made in recent weeks as it recovered from the fallout of Star Wars Battlefront 2 is slipping away again as news of Anthem's delay into 2019 has plunged EA's stock prices.

Sci-tech Google I/O 2018 Registration Opens February 22
Author: 0 Google I/O 2018 Registration Opens February 22

There's always the potential of seeing Google reveal new hardware during the show, but don't expect a new Pixel - the company tends to reveal those at separate events. That could mean the announcement of new VR games and experiences or even some new VR hardware - though we wouldn't count on that, as a new version of the Google Daydream View landed in late 2017.

Author: 0 Intel (INTC) Earns Hold Rating from Oppenheimer

Shares of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) traded up $0.34 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.82. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) marched up 34.88% compared to a 52-week low price of $33.23. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)'s short interest is 30.55 million shares, or 2.15% of the float. Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $31.43 million activity.

Sci-tech Trump slaps tariffs on washing machines, solar products
Author: 0 Trump slaps tariffs on washing machines, solar products

Mr. Fettig thanked Mr. Trump, the US trade representative, the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, the trade commission, and Congress "for putting American workers first" in washer production. In each of the four years, the first 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells will be exempted from the tariff. And past year, Korean companies shipped 1.3 billion dollars worth of solar cells.

Sci-tech The Google Lunar Xprize competition will end without a victor
Author: 0 The Google Lunar Xprize competition will end without a victor

Diamandis, founder, XPRIZE and Marcus Shingles, CEO, XPRIZE. With this time frame, all four contenders for the prize money are in a pinch. As such, the grand prize will go unclaimed. " SpaceIL is committed to landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, regardless of the terms or status of the Lunar X Prize", SpaceIL spokesman Ryan Greiss told Space.com via email.

Sci-tech A rare treat next week: Blue supermoon, lunar eclipse
Author: 0 A rare treat next week: Blue supermoon, lunar eclipse

Note: The partial eclipse ends at 8:11 a.m., after moonset. And when this happens, earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the moon. Check out the 2018 moon phases below. During a full eclipse, however, something spectacular happens. By about 6:15 a.m., the Earth's reddish shadow will be clearly noticeable on the moon.

Sci-tech Range Rover SV Coupe outed
Author: 0 Range Rover SV Coupe outed

It's a big, luxurious SUV that sports two doors - that's the Range Rover SV Coupe that British automaker Land Rover plans to reveal March 6 at the Geneva auto show. This feature was first launched in 1970, and the company did not launch a four-door model until 1981. Apart from the cabin, Land Rover has not revealed any other information on the Range Rover SV Coupe .

Sci-tech God of War PS4 Story Trailer Released, Release Date Confirmed
Author: 0 God of War PS4 Story Trailer Released, Release Date Confirmed

There is no mention of its release date in India yet but given the massive following that the franchise has in this part of the world, we wouldn't be surprised if it hits our shore shortly after its global release. Just how that will play out is anyone's guess but at least now fans know how close they are to finding out. The game will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Sci-tech Take Up to $200 off Apple's 2017 MacBook Air Laptops
Author: 0 Take Up to $200 off Apple's 2017 MacBook Air Laptops

DigiTimes' unnamed sources said a company named General Interface Solution "is expected to land more LCM (LCD module orders) for the new computer". The rumor comes from DigiTimes , which reports that General Interface Solution (GIS), a company that makes touch panels, is expected to receive more orders from Apple , after becoming the supplier of LCD display modules for the company late previous year.

Sci-tech Reliance Jio Republic Day offer vs Airtel's new data plans
Author: 0 Reliance Jio Republic Day offer vs Airtel's new data plans

Stepping up the data plans, Jio has announced a Republic offer which is lower than the other telcos. All the plans which offered 1GB data per day will now offer 1.5GB data per day as part of the Jio Republic Day offer. The plan is valid for 91 days. Users will have to buy a new recharge pack on or after January 26, 2018 to avail the data benefits under the Republic Day offer.

Sci-tech Xbox One X gaming console launched in India for Rs. 44990
Author: 0 Xbox One X gaming console launched in India for Rs. 44990

The console comes with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player along with the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X offering 3D spatial sound. Although boasting these features, the One X is both slimmer and lighter than the Xbox One S. The Xbox One X is powered by an 8-core AMD CPU with 2.3 GHz clock customized to bring real-world detail and offer smooth gameplay. On what percentage of market share that Microsoft aims to get with the launch, Mohapatra said the company tracks success on the basis of ...

Author: 0 Apple's HomePod Speaker Will Be Available On February 9

With the HomePod's release so early in the year, it's possible we'll receive word on additional domains at WWDC this June. The HomePod is launching into a fast-growing market now dominated by Amazon and Google . There is a seven-tweeter array in the base of the device and six microphones nestled in the body, and is created to adjust its sound according to the local environment.

Sci-tech Acer unveils two refreshed Chromebook lines for schools and everyday laptop users
Author: 0 Acer unveils two refreshed Chromebook lines for schools and everyday laptop users

After a shaky start , Google's pairing of Chrome OS and Android apps has progressed enough to make Google Play support something of a deal breaker for many Chromebook buyers. Last, but not least, we have the Chromebox CX13 - a desktop Chrome OS solution. However, it has a 180-degree hinge. The C732 comes with either a quad-core Celeron N3450 or dual-core Celeron N3350 processor.

Sci-tech NASA pulls first African-American ISS astronaut from mission
Author: 0 NASA pulls first African-American ISS astronaut from mission

In an email to The Post, Epps said she was not going to comment on her brother's social media comments, nor did she know why she was bumped from the flight. In fact, the agency pulled Ken Mattingly from the near-disastrous Apollo 13 mission just one week before launch in 1970, after exposure to rubella.

Sci-tech Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams
Author: 0 Tom Brady doesn't own a winning record against Nick Saban-coached teams

Foles proved his mettle on the ensuing possession as he tossed a spectacular 53-yard touchdown pass to [Alshon] Jeffery on third-and-10, giving the Eagles a 21-7 lead with 1:09 remaining in the half. Few might have figured that the Patriots would need such a comeback entering Sunday's game, but the Jaguars proved to be a worthy foe, and then some.

Sci-tech Google Tweaks GIF Creation Button
Author: 0 Google Tweaks GIF Creation Button

The new version transfers the GIF creation button near the word suggestion, so that users will find it easier to post GIFs anytime, anywhere. It was previously hidden in the emoji section of the keyboard. After the recording is finished, Gboard will note that the GIF has been copied and can be pasted in any supported field. However, it looks like the Gboard update hasn't rolled out yet to Android devices.

Sci-tech What Is The Tide Pod Challenge-And Just How Dangerous Is It?
Author: 0 What Is The Tide Pod Challenge-And Just How Dangerous Is It?

Videos of people taking the Tide Pod Challenge quickly went viral, prompting YouTube to recently announce that it will be removing all videos involving people consuming the pods, as its community guidelines prohibit content that encourages unsafe activities that have a risk of causing physical harm.

Sci-tech Earnings Analysis Of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Author: 0 Earnings Analysis Of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $147.36. About 4.56 million shares traded. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Personal Capital Advisors Corp Has $22.58 Million Position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ )" was originally reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald.

Sci-tech Google Introduces Speed Ratings For Public WiFi In Android 8.1
Author: 0 Google Introduces Speed Ratings For Public WiFi In Android 8.1

One reason could be proximity, where the network you're connecting to is nearer to your device than others. Mobile devices already show Wi-Fi signal strength via an icon with four or five bars. The speed ratings are only available on public Wi-Fi networks - private networks (those that require a password) do not display a speed rating since they're, well, private.