Sci-tech


27 contacts found in woman's eye during surgery 27 contacts found in woman's eye during surgery
- July 18, 2017

Any contact lens wearer will know they'll stop at nothing to retrieve it which is why a group of doctors in the United Kingdom were left stunned after discovering - wait for it - 17 stray lenses at the back of a woman's eye recently. The pensioner, 67, was completely unaware that the lenses were missing and told surgeons she thought the discomfort was simply down to her old age. (more...)
NASA celebrates anniversary of Pluto mission with stunning flyover movie NASA celebrates anniversary of Pluto mission with stunning flyover movie
- July 18, 2017

The video comes thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft , which made a historic flyby of Pluto back on July 14, 2015, providing scientists with a wealth of data they are still steadily evaluating and learning from . Pluto's largest moon, Charon , is also dotted with craters and overlaid with expansive plains. Lasting slightly over one minute, the Charon flyover video begins with a distant view, then comes closer, sweeping over Serenity Chasma, a deep, wide canyon. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Getting First-Person Only Servers PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Getting First-Person Only Servers
- July 14, 2017

What's left is for the team to test the values before shipping it in this month's update , due for release two weeks from now. Until then, we'll have to rely on custom game modes for something different than the vanilla Battlegrounds . This should make any advance onto your opponent easier, as the person waiting for you to push can no longer rely on the visual cue. As far as a dedicated first-person mode, it looks like things may be more complicated than just restricting the camera. (more...)
Google Home now supports purchased and uploaded songs on Google Play Music Google Home now supports purchased and uploaded songs on Google Play Music
- July 14, 2017

Also, if it is not your default music player on Google Home, you need to say the command, "Ok Google, play _ on Google Play Music" so you can hear your music from there, whether it's subscription, free radio, uploaded, or purchased music. Support for streaming purchased and personally uploaded music to the service is now rolling out for all markets where available. But while you could indeed stream from Google Play Music to your smart speaker, you were only limited to what's on their online ... (more...)
Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office
- July 13, 2017

Roden is suspected in connection with an explosion at an Air Force recruitment office in a strip mall in Bixby on Monday night. That's despite an earlier statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that it was being treated as an act of domestic terror "out of an abundance of caution" because it happened at a military facility. (more...)
Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica
- July 13, 2017

Scientists say global warming has caused a thinning of such shelves, but they differ on whether the latest event can be blamed on climate change . It finally happened. Dr. Martin O'Leary says the event is natural and not related to people's climate change. "Iceberg calving is a normal part of the glacier life cycle, and there is every chance that Larsen C will remain stable and this ice will regrow", he said. (more...)
Google Home calls authorities, saves woman from being killed Google Home calls authorities, saves woman from being killed
- July 11, 2017

But it can also be a lifesaver. Although Google Home was widely reported to be the smart device which called the cops, ABC News took out any reference to Google Home, adding, "an earlier version named a smart home device that was not the type found in the home and credited by police with calling 911". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July
- July 07, 2017

For Nintendo Switch owners, this will be their first chance to try out the Nintendo Switch Online app and service, which will be free until sometime next year. Players can also take part in Ranked Battles as well, where the three Ranked Battle modes rotate every two hours. It'll come in handy when you want to analyse your strengths and weaknesses! The basic service, which includes online gameplay and voice chat (for designated games), will remain free until the paid version debuts next ... (more...)
President Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby President Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby
- July 06, 2017

Successive legal attempts by Charlie's parents failed as judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors, while the European Court of Human Rights declined to hear the couple's appeal. But court after court sided with Charlie's doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Charlie has mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. (more...)
Analyst Price Targets On Purplebricks Group (LON:PURP)
- July 06, 2017

The stock increased 0.92% or GBX 2.3 on July 5, reaching GBX 251.9. About 79,740 shares traded. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 21 with "Equal Weight". The Alabama-based Associated Banc has invested 0.01% in Admiral Group plc (LON:ADM). (NASDAQ:NXTM). Grandeur Peak Glob Advisors Ltd Liability reported 37,850 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. (more...)
BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in
- June 26, 2017

She also revealed that she was thrilled to take up hosting duties. Bruno Mars , Mary J. Blige , Gucci Mane , Chris Brown , Big Sean , Trey Songz , DJ Khaled , Future and Maxwell are some of the artistes scheduled to perform on the night. (more...)
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adds Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adds
- June 26, 2017

The practice had stirred privacy worries and raised concerns among many users. Sure, you can go into Google settings and turn off ad personalization to stop the targeted ads, but data will still be collected by the Alphabet subsidiary. So, by ending all scanning, Google hopes to end the confusion and sell Gmail to even more businesses. Google still plans to show ads within Gmail, but this time, the company's algorithms will rely on other signals to determine which ads are most likely to ... (more...)
Chase Elliott destroys auto in final NASCAR practice at Sonoma Chase Elliott destroys auto in final NASCAR practice at Sonoma
- June 25, 2017

Larson's teammate Jamie McMurray trailed the pole victor, at a time of 75.249 seconds. "The whole lap was pretty bad", Larson said, proceeding to list the turns where he thought he made mistakes. "The cars have really improved in the last few years on road courses from when I first came to the team", Patrick said. It was Patrick's best qualifying effort since she was fourth at Charlotte in 2014, and the third best qualifying effort of her Cup career. (more...)
Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis
- June 25, 2017

He had previously reached the final at the Singapore Open - where he lost against compatriot B Sai Praneeth - and won the title at the Indonesia Open last week. Though Shi Yuqi tried to close the gap, Srikanth closed out the game and the match. Okuhara made her first Superseries final in over a year, wearing down China's Sun Yu 21-18, 18-21, 21-14, while Yamaguchi played a brilliant counter-attacking game to shock Taiwanese top seed Tai Tzu Ying 21-19, 21-12. (more...)
Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
- June 24, 2017

Firefighters from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the airport's fire and rescue team responded to the crash. A Thunderbird F-16D Fighting Falcon jet flipped over on the runway while taxiing, and two people were reported trapped in the plane. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max; Price In India, Features and Specifications Samsung Galaxy J7 Max; Price In India, Features and Specifications
- June 22, 2017

Both the mid-range devices come with Samsung's new payment feature, "Pay Mini" and pack several improved specifications that are described as ideal for a normal smartphone user. The metal-and-glass chassis gives the Galaxy Tab S3 a premium look, and the home button up front doubles up as a fingerprint sensor . S Pen boasts a fine, 0.7mm tip and industry-leading sensitivity, recognizing 4,096 levels of pressure. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg isn't keen on his teenage daughter dating
- June 22, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight somewhat expands the possibilities for the Transformers franchise by bringing in Arthurian Legend and opening up the idea that Transformers movies don't have to be set in the present day. "Why they keep coming here". You should totally have him in the movie. A highlight in " The Last Knight " is a Transformer doubling as Burton's butler named Cogman who tries desperately to be dignified, though he can't help being overcome by violent outbursts. (more...)
26 hurt when China Eastern flight hits turbulence 26 hurt when China Eastern flight hits turbulence
- June 20, 2017

The post, which was uploaded an hour after the flight landed in Kunming, said "some passengers experienced discomfort" after the plane was hit by turbulence. First People's Hospital in the province disclosed that none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. At least four people were in a serious condition, it said. (more...)
Colorado voters may consider ban on childhood smartphones Colorado voters may consider ban on childhood smartphones
- June 20, 2017

According to the ballot initiative, should a retailer violate the proposed law and sell a smartphone to a child under the age of 13, they would first receive a written warning , and then be hit with a $500 fine for their second transgression. (more...)
YotaPhone 3 Will Release This Year For $350 YotaPhone 3 Will Release This Year For $350
- June 20, 2017

Remembering the earlier versions, the original YotaPhone and the YotaPhone 2 managed to launch with flagship chipsets. The concept was well-received despite poor execution in the first attempt. YotaPhone 3 has been announced in China, and it will likely to arrive later in the year. According to reports from the teaser event, The Yota 3 will starting shipping in China come September, with pre-orders in Russian Federation starting at a similar time. (more...)
Reports Show Microsoft Surface Laptop Very Hard To Repair
- June 20, 2017

The recovery image weight in at a hefty 9GB, so you'll probably want to have a USB flash drive (formatted in FAT32) handy to reinstall Windows 10 S. You can download the recovery image here . If you consider yourself a fan of the Surface Pro design, this is a slight but considerable upgrade, one worth taken in consideration. Concerns about losing Windows 10 S after the Windows 10 Pro upgrade arose after a Microsoft FAQ described this upgrade as "one-way". (more...)