Sci-tech

Amazon patent suggests flying warehouses could deliver products from the sky

Amazon patent suggests flying warehouses could deliver products from the sky But the idea for a fleet of large airships, disclosed in filings to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, expand on those ambitions dramatically. Amazon has also filed a patent to protect their UAVs while out and about. It's worth mentioning that most patents never end up becoming products, so this could prove to be more a concept that reality. Amazon Prime Air will deliver packages ... [Full Article...]

Ford shows off a sleeker self-driving auto

Ford shows off a sleeker self-driving auto The news comes as Ford also announced it is rolling out a next-generation autonomous test vehicle based on the Fusion Hybrid, which will be displayed in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. [Full Article...]

Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old WWII Veteran, Super Fan

Aside from performing an acoustic version of her 2014 hit " Shake It Off ", Swift snapped selfies with Porter and his relatives, who uploaded them on Twitter . It's safe to say that Taylor Swift made this Christmas one to remember. Then lo! Like a Christmas miracle, Taylor herself on Monday traveled to Missouri's Bootheel to meet her superfan - perhaps her oldest - in person. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go Comes to Apple Watch

Once you do encounter a Pokemon, you will have to use your iPhone to actually collect it. At this point, if the player wants to catch a Pokemon, he or she will need the smartphone app. With the overwhelming success and appealing features of the Halloween event and the Thanksgiving event offering a lot of the same, many Pokemon GO players were more than a bit miffed to find out that the first big... [Full Article...]

Uber moves its self-driving cars to Arizona to escape California regulators

Uber moves its self-driving cars to Arizona to escape California regulators Uber's announcement came less than a day after the California Department of Motor Vehicles said it would revoke the registrations of 16 Uber vehicles because the company refused to apply for a $150 permit for autonomous cars. The following day, a video surfaced of a self-driving Uber auto running another red light. The company sent out a press release on Dec.14 announcing its self-driving ca... [Full Article...]

TeamIndus ties up with Japan's Hakuto to carry rover to moon

TeamIndus ties up with Japan's Hakuto to carry rover to moon Whichever team is the first to successfully lands a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, moves it up to 1,640 feet (500 meters), and sends back high-definition photos to Earth is the victor. "After our PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launch contract announcement, this is a reaffirmation of our technology preparedness as we continue to build towards becoming the first private entity to land on the... [Full Article...]

The NFL's Twitter account just got hacked

The hacking group might take control of a target's Twitter account or website directly, or could exploit connected apps and services to push content to those destinations indirectly. Among its other targets: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. But, as ZDNet points out, the last time OurMine made this type of claim , it turned out to be fake. [Full Article...]

Amazon Sells Out of Echo Speakers in Midst of Holiday Rush

In any case, as a result of a characteristic in Amazon's undeniably intricate production network, the speakers were still on racks as of Monday at its three physical book shops, with extra opportunities to catch the gadgets at its approximately 30 fly up store areas at shopping centers. [Full Article...]

Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) is Johnston Asset Management LLC's 9th Largest Position

Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 66,148 shares of the software company's stock worth $7,180,000 after buying an additional 55,800 shares during the period. Better-than-expected earnings were backed by strong Creative Cloud annualized recurring revenue, continued growth of Adobe Document Cloud subscriptions and strong bookings for Adobe Marketing Cloud. [Full Article...]

ULA set for weekend launch in Florida

ULA set for weekend launch in Florida The launch occured after a short delay due to an avionics issue that cropped up one minute before a launch try at 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT). This is ULA's 12th launch in 2016 and the 115th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. [Full Article...]

Green Country Braces For Arctic Blast, Snow & Single-Digit Temps

Green Country Braces For Arctic Blast, Snow & Single-Digit Temps Snow will pick up in intensity Saturday morning before tapering off to a light mix south. Our temperatures will continue to tumble into the 20s by mid to late afternoon with wind chill values already dipping into the teens and single digits across northeast Oklahoma! Arctic air continues to move in Sunday keeping highs in the teens. [Full Article...]

Goodbye Vine, hello Vine Camera

Starting in January users can use Vine Camera to record six-second looping videos which they can then download to their phones or post directly to Twitter. Finally, Twitter will soon set up a way for people to link their Vine and Twitter accounts so that fans can quickly find Vine creators on Twitter. The proposal, however, was eventually set aside by Twitter, leading to the planned shutdown for V... [Full Article...]

President Obama's Last Minute Lawless Attempt to Bailout Planned Parenthood

While pretending to promote health care for women, the abortion industry continues to slam the sacrificial work being done at pregnancy resource centers and the thousands of clinics that provide counseling, education, aid, and health care services for women and families in need. [Full Article...]

Fallen veterans to be honored across West Michigan with wreaths

Fallen veterans to be honored across West Michigan with wreaths As temperatures dropped, sleet, ice, and freezing rain were ushered in, but bad weather didn't stop the dedicated volunteers from turning out at the military cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers. He's home in the hearts of his family and friends, and he's home lying in eternal rest at Wildwood Cemetery, just a bend around the curve from where wreaths will be laid upon veterans' graves at 10 this ... [Full Article...]

Ratan Tata to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts

It was expected that there would be a long drawn tussle, both at the boardrooms of Tata Group companies and in courts, as the sacking of Mistry was shrouded in mystery. Wadia has claimed the notice was defamatory to him. Accordingly, Independent Directors could not be equated with non-independent directors and could not be removed under the Companies Act' Section 169, they said. [Full Article...]

Meet the new DuckTales cast, featuring David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck!

Disney XD released today a short YouTube video of their new Duck Tales cast singing the classic 80s Duck Tales intro, and it is definitely what you would call an all-star cast, with many beloved TV personalities. The new DuckTales will premiere at some point in Summer 2017. No word on any voices for supporting characters or Donald Duck as of yet, but I am expecting that Tony Anselmo, the... [Full Article...]

Court orders ISPs to block piracy sites

It's been several years in the making and a move that required legislative change and cooperation between rightsholders and ISPs, but Australians will soon be subjected to the site-blocking phenomenon. The main respondents were internet service providers Telstra, Optus, TPG (which also owns iiNet) and M2 Group (owner of iPrimus and Dodo), but the list in total included more than 50 companies. [Full Article...]

Dylann Roof, South Carolina Church Gunman, Found Guilty of Federal Hate Crimes

Dylann Roof, South Carolina Church Gunman, Found Guilty of Federal Hate Crimes Roof told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents he killed about five people, and was later surprised when the agents told him nine people were shot and killed in June 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams told jurors Thursday that the defendant showed "tremendous cowardice" and "overwhelming" hatred with his violent actions. [Full Article...]

New E-Class Coupé is gorgeously familiar

Mercedes is yet to announce pricing for the E-Class Coupe, but it will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, where New Atlas will be on the ground covering all the action. Active aero shutters and a switchable exhaust delivering a beefy soundtrack are also on the menu. Mercedes is so careful with details they are taking it to extremes - there are no less than 64 ambient lighting color options. [Full Article...]

No consensus on dual control; April 1 target looks tough

No consensus on dual control; April 1 target looks tough When asked whether the contentious cross-empowerment issue will be resolved in the next session, finance minister Arun Jaitley said, "yes, if time permits", adding that concluding the legislative agenda - that is, the fine-tuning of three draft laws - would be on top priority. [Full Article...]


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