Sci-tech

Australian court cracks down on illegal downloads

The court's decision is the result of two proceedings brought by applicants Foxtel and Roadshow Films, ruled upon at the same time. Ruling all of the remaining sites to based overseas and in breach of Australian copyright law, the Judge gave ISPs including Telstra, Optus, TPG and iiNet just 15 days to comply with the blocking order, meaning that the blocks could be put in place before the end ... [Full Article...]

'DuckTales' lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck

The all-star voice-over cast of the upcoming DuckTales reboot paid the highest form of respect to the original by singing the classic theme song! Disney said Friday that David Tennant will be the voice of Scrooge McDuck, the wealthy great-uncle of Huey, Dewey and Louie. [Full Article...]

Jurors convict Dylann Roof on all counts in church slayings

Jurors convict Dylann Roof on all counts in church slayings Roof confessed to killing nine people past year at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dylann Roof could face the death penalty. He reportedly offered to plead guilty to the crimes in exchange for the removal of the death penalty, but prosecutors refused. [Full Article...]

Mercedes AMG GT R smashes Nurburgring record

Measuring 4826mm long, 1430mm tall and 1860mm wide, the new E-Class Coupe is 123mm longer, 74mm wider and 32mm higher than the vehicle it replaces. In other words, for those that aren't ready for the savageness of the GT R, the GT C Coupe should be the next best thing, particularly as it offers a very similar look. [Full Article...]

GST council approves 'bulk of critical provisions': Jaitley

GST council approves 'bulk of critical provisions': Jaitley The GST Bill got President Pranab Mukherjee's approval on September 8, after being ratified by 16 states. The GST council meeting on Monday as been postponed due to a holiday. "The luxury of time is not available to us". Jaitley said the Centre still stands by rollout target date of April 1 next year. "So the discretion as to when to implement is only five months and 16 days and that's w... [Full Article...]

Gov't: Takata air bag recalls to cover 42M cars when done

Currently, only12.5 million passenger and driver-side airbags have been recalled, out of the estimated 100 million to defective Takata airbags that need to be recalled. Under the Coordinated Remedy Program, NHTSA has committed to seeking a 100-percent recall completion rate from the vehicle manufacturers to protect the motoring public. [Full Article...]

Samsung to cap Galaxy Note 7 battery life at 30% in UK

T-Mobile will start rolling out the update on December 27th. Samsung began with limiting the phone charge up to 70%, and then it moved on to disabling the phone's essential features like WiFi and Bluetooth. They have cited facts like user dependancy on the phones and the month being a holiday season, as the reasons of their decision. The update will also prevent it from recharging. [Full Article...]

Wow! A feathered dinosaur tail preserved in amber

But Xing suspected that the hunk of ancient tree amber could contain a fragment from an animal and brought it to his lab for further study. As much as I like to joke that this ruins Jurassic Park-and it doesn't, because those dinosaurs were canonically genetically altered anyway, so there-we've spent a long time guessing at what dinosaurs really looked like beyond their bones, and now we actua... [Full Article...]

Windows 10 to get ARM version with legacy apps

The two companies also announced that commercial devices using this hardware and software are now scheduled to be available to the public during the second half of 2017. This means that for the first time in about 15 years, full Windows will run on non-Intel-compatible processors . But that would also mean that Qualcomm will have to increase its production cycles. [Full Article...]

After Midnight finish third on X Factor

After Midnight finish third on X Factor Opening the show 5 After Midnight channeled their inner Beyoncé for a performance of insane in Love. Matt's duet with mentor Nicole Scherzinger on Prince's Purple Rain is thought to have done him infinite favours, whilst Saara also went down well as she sang Bohemian Rhapsody with Adam Lambert. [Full Article...]

Florida Woman Made Death Threats to Sandy Hook Parent

The threats were made January 10, according to authorities, and included messages that said, "you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon", and "LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH". He spoke to NY magazine this year about enduring threats and harassment from conspiracy theorists who are somehow convinced the shooting was staged for political purposes. [Full Article...]

Polar vortex redux? US forecasters say it could hit next week

Polar vortex redux? US forecasters say it could hit next week Now those cold temperatures are expected to reach the East Coast by Saturday. Outdoor cattle and other livestock can usually withstand subzero conditions, but they will not put on weight as quickly as more energy than usual is dedicated to maintaining body temperatures. [Full Article...]

Al Gore calls his meeting with Trump 'extremely interesting'

The fact that Trump met Gore was welcomed by his critics, such as Tony Schwartz, who co-authored Trump's "The art of the deal" and has been an unrelenting critic since. Gore has become the face of climate-change advocacy, and speculation abounded he might have swayed Trump's position that global warming is not caused mainly by human activity. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Cortana App Coming To The UK

The new looks also get along with it, an overall purple color accents to add a fresh look and feel. Along with the revised looks, Microsoft has also made performance enhancements to the app, allowing users to find results more quickly while on the go. [Full Article...]

Indian remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A successfully placed in orbit

Indian remote sensing satellite RESOURCESAT-2A successfully placed in orbit On Wednesday morning at 10.25 am, the ISRO made the use of the XL version of the rocket in the PSLV's 38 flight and launched the satellite which proved to be a great success. Designed for a five-year mission, Resourcesat 2A carries three cameras to take visible and near-infrared pictures, and India's space agency said the new craft will extend the data pipeline now fed by Resourcesat 2. [Full Article...]

Dollar edges up vs yen as traders eye European Central Bank meeting for cues

If the European Central Bank does say it will start to reduce its asset purchases - so-called tapering - the euro would probably rebound following a 4 percent fall against the dollar over the past month, analysts said. Telephone and property stocks drove the S&P 500 to its new all-time high Wednesday, with health-care shares the only decliners among 10 industry groups after President-elect Mr Tr... [Full Article...]

Hon Hai shares rise on United States investment speculation

While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant USA officials. Financial details about Son's commitment and its time frame remain unclear. In 2014, Sprint and SoftBank failed to purchase T-Mobile due to the violation of anti-trust laws in the U.S. [Full Article...]

CEOs of AT&T, Time Warner to sell merger to skeptical Senate

Senators from both sides of the aisle needled the leaders of AT&T and Time Warner over the colossal merger in a almost 3-hour long session, which also included Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank investor, and media entrepreneur Mark Cuban , who spoke as an expert witness. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's 1st launch since rocket blast now bumped to January

Iridium said it expected SpaceX to launch the first batch of satellites aboard the Falcon 9 on December 15, but the company reassured the public about its trust in SpaceX and the new takeoff date. Musk has said that this was the most hard accident investigation in the 14-year history of the company. "I suspect that SpaceX is unlikely to dial back its various efforts, as Elon Musk is cal... [Full Article...]

Apple says iPhone 6S battery issue bigger than first thought

Apple says iPhone 6S battery issue bigger than first thought Over the past few weeks, a number of iPhone owners have made note of an issue that causes their phones to shut down with around 30% battery left. Sales of Apple's iPhone SE and iPhone 6s stood at 9.2% and 9.1% of all smartphone sales in the period, pushing up Apple's share in the United Kingdom market to 37.2%, up from 34.1% in the first quarter. [Full Article...]


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