by | December 21, 2017 | 01:06

Throughout this period, the sun is positioned directly above the Tropic of Capricorn that is located 23.5 degrees south of the equator. As we move further and further into winter , the days are becoming shorter and the nights are growing longer.

by | December 21, 2017 | 00:25

It's been discovered recently that Amazon has filed two trademarks requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for something that's called " Amazontube " and another one called "Opentube". Another website spotted that the company has been registering domain names including,, and which might be the initial name for the service.

by | December 20, 2017 | 08:22

He also added that the agreement would advance "YouTube's commitment to manage music rights on its platform" - a sore spot for major labels and music publishers over the last few years. With these agreements in place, YouTube can now fully pursue a Spotify-like music subscription service. Yet the site and its parent company Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., have struggled to persuade consumers to pay for music.

by | December 20, 2017 | 08:06

Ads are the biggest source of Google's revenue, so it was a little surprising to see the search giant announce that Chrome , its homegrown web browser, would stop showing certain kinds web ads in early 2018 . For the past year, Google engineers have worked on a new feature called the Ad Experience Report . Google plans to replace Chrome 63 with version 64 on January 23 and to release version 65 on March 6.

by | December 20, 2017 | 02:01

It's unclear whether drag racing is something most haulage companies are actually concerned about, but UPS is certainly swayed by the Tesla Semi's environmental credentials. For those who want their truck in a hurry, a special "founders series" is being made, with $200,000 required up front to get one of the first 1,000 made.

by | December 20, 2017 | 01:39

Google released an update stating: "Do not misrepresent yourself or your objective". We update our policies on a regular basis to reflect a constantly changing web and how people look for information online. Google's war against fake news has been raging for nearly a year now following the ranking of several misleading articles on Google's search results around December 2016.

by | December 20, 2017 | 01:07

The original Insight was first launched in 1999, then refreshed for a second generation a decade later before Honda axed it in 2014. A production version of the Insight will arrive next summer. It will be built at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana, plant where Civic and CR-V models are now being produced. Honda said the latest Insight "takes an entirely new approach with the styling, packaging, premium features and performance desired by mainstream auto buyers - a hybrid vehicle without any ...

by | December 20, 2017 | 01:09

The reason for this is likely laid plain right on the Windows Store page: Chrome won't work with Windows 10 S , and until that changes (which it probably never will), Google probably doesn't want to give direct access to Chrome through the Windows Store.

by | December 20, 2017 | 01:08

Believe it or not, the current Jeep Cherokee has been on sale for four years already, so it's time to give it an update. Alternatively, Jeep could fit the next Wrangler's new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine instead of, or as well as, the naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre powerplant.

by | December 20, 2017 | 00:38

But if you think Facebook's facial recognition features are creepy, there will be a "simple on/off switch" in settings to turn it all off. In conjunction with the new facial recognition tools, Facebook put out another post in its " Hard Questions " series.

by | December 19, 2017 | 16:12

The watchdog found 38% of mobile switchers had at least one "major problem" when switching, while seven in 10 encountered "at least some difficulty", but it believes the new rules will make the process easier and quicker for customers to switch.

by | December 19, 2017 | 16:11

How this'll play out and if there's any changes to the puzzle side of proceedings remains to be seen. There isn't much information to go on beyond that, but more details will be coming starting December 21 when the new Weekly Famitsu of features a report on Catherine : Full Body , including a profile for the third Catherine , an interview with the developers, and a front cover illustrated by character designer Shigenori Soejima.

by | December 19, 2017 | 15:37

It's not the first time researchers have designed self-healing materials like this, but what sets the new polymer apart is that it's structurally robust, like glass, but also capable of self-healing - properties that are often mutually exclusive in engineered compounds.

by | December 19, 2017 | 08:36

This implies that different planetary systems in our galaxy contain minor planets like our own. Our Solar System's recent interstellar visitor - a space rock named 'Oumuamua - may be covered in a thick coat of organic material, an outer layer that's protecting a cache of ice within.

by | December 19, 2017 | 08:07

When Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 was cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance a little over a week ago, it was evident that the Korean company was nearly ready to unveil the Galaxy A 2017 successor. On the back, the Galaxy A8 2018 series continues with a single camera, and this one is 16MP with f/1.7 aperture. The other big change on the camera front is the addition of video digital image stabilisation (VDis) and a new hyperlapse feature for Galaxy A8 2018 users.

by | December 18, 2017 | 18:25

Robot " fandom until the show returns for its fourth season. "We heard from some of our users that the experience we created caused confusion", Mozilla said . The mysterious plugin was installed without explanation, just with the ominous phrase " My Reality is Different Than Yours ", sparking fears that it was some kind of malware.

by | December 18, 2017 | 16:26

The decision to increase the tax was taken after the industry witnessed a spurt in imports especially feature phones. After the Indian government has increased the customs duty from 10 percent to 15 percent for mobile handsets last week, Apple has marginally increased the price of iPhones in India .

by | December 18, 2017 | 15:38

Brokenhearted, the 9-year-old made a decision to give up the Xbox Bryant bought him for Christmas, and instead, he asked her to spend $300 on blankets. Today, I live in my own house, and someday you will too. He was curious how those people would keep themselves warm during winter, and his grandmother suggested that a warm blanket would be of great help.

by | December 18, 2017 | 14:29

After the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in March 2019, but before the final "end state" is reached, the government wants a temporary "implementation period" of about two years. "Some of us thought, including me, that she did make a big effort and this has to be recognised", he said. Barnier warned Britain it had to come up with a solution to avoid imposing a hard border between Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland if it wanted talks to move on to trade.

by | December 18, 2017 | 13:37

The stock increased 1.05% or $1.8 during the last trading session, reaching $173.55. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a positive share price momentum. First Interstate Bancorp invested 1.03% in Facebook, Inc. Icici Bank Ltd Adr (NYSE:IBN) was raised too. Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $58,690 activity.

by | December 18, 2017 | 10:22

These comments was bracketed by a number of positive effects, which included "actively interacting with people", actively using Facebook News Feeds, "suicide prevention", and "helping students under stress". So, the Facebook answers to the question "Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?" scratch the surface, but no much more. In another research carried out by Burke along with a Carnegie Mellon professor, Facebook cited that sending or receiving direct messages or posts and comments ...

by | December 18, 2017 | 09:10

Even though Verizon had a large cash discount, it was a discount over each installment payment. Some Google Pixel 2 XL users are not happy about what happened to their handset following the update to Android 8.1 earlier this month. The story hasn't changed when it comes to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . In fact, there are plenty of devices on the market that are equipped with much better hardware specs than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and some of them are way cheaper, for instance, ...

by | December 17, 2017 | 18:59

Amazon stopped selling Apple TV and Chromecast devices two years ago. Besides the Cast line of streamers today, the Apple TV is also returning to Amazon . Amazon responded by saying Google was "setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". All variants of devices from both the companies are still now unavailable, but listings have been created by Amazon, which intends to go live with them shortly.

by | December 17, 2017 | 14:18

During his stay at the ISS through June 3, he will conduct a number of experiments, including one to examine the impact of zero gravity on humans. He is the 12th Japanese astronaut and the third doctor-turned-astronaut in Japan after Chiaki Mukai and Satoshi Furukawa.

by | December 17, 2017 | 06:12

Capital World Investors who had been investing in Activision Blizzard Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $50.45B market cap company. Narrowing our focus to the previous 1 month, the shares have been up by 11.76%. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its position in Activision Blizzard by 0.4% in the second quarter.

by | December 17, 2017 | 02:06

According to Ben Goessling of ESPN , it has pushed head coach Mike Zimmer to declare that Rudolph will be out for Week 15 action against the Cincinnati Bengals . "David is ready to go", offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. This is the first time all season where the Vikings have had players listed as "doubtful" before a game.

by | December 17, 2017 | 01:39

The 3-mile wide spinning space rock is projected by NASA to make its closest approach to us on December 16, at just over some 6.4 million miles out, or about 27 times the 238,855-mile distance between the Earth and the moon. It can also be watched on . Phaethon will fly past Earth today. The hunk of space stone is about half the size of Chicxulub, which wiped out the dinosaurs, but was a lot bigger.

by | December 16, 2017 | 07:43

The hedge fund held 32,936 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.06M, down from 38,485 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 2,808,640 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $432,053,000 after purchasing an additional 88,708 shares during the period.

by | December 16, 2017 | 06:00

Samsung has reported that the company has no plans on launching the Galaxy S9 phones earlier as the current Galaxy devices such as Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 smartphones are doing really well in the market and making new benchmarks in various locations around the world.

by | December 16, 2017 | 05:59

If you trace back the shooting stars to a single point, the Geminids appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini, giving them their name. As usual, the photographers of the Tennessee Valley caught the beauty on camera! What causes a meteor shower? Linda Cook in Manzanita, Oregon wrote: "I saw several small, shorter lasting Geminid meteors & then this one came as though right at me- large and lovely!" The meteor shower is expected to peak around 2 am, when the number of ...

by | December 16, 2017 | 05:05

Long gone are the days where parents would mandate time limits on teens' internet usage as you messaged away emojis and emo song lyrics in a chat room with friends. But Friday morning was the cutoff for saving images and files to computers, and all AIM-related data is being deleted. "If you use an email address, your email account will not be affected and you will still be able to send and receive email as usual".

by | December 16, 2017 | 04:53

Greenland sharks develop at a rate of around 1 centimeter for each year, which enabled researchers to evaluate a specific shark's age. This means, currently, Greenland shark is about 512 years old, which indicates that it might have been there during reigns of Süleyman the Magnificent and Napoleon Bonaparte.

by | December 16, 2017 | 04:50

However, the BSE market breadth was bearish - 1,572 declines and 1,049 advances. The Indian rupee reported a fresh 3-month high of 64.12 against dollar in early trade on Friday. Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said: "Market rallied with the ecstasy of Gujarat exit poll result which suggested a clear victory for the ruling party".

by | December 16, 2017 | 04:49

No cables also means the government can also avoid the costs and time investment to dig trenches. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, the agreement, which comes into force next year, would see 2,000 boxes installed as far as 20 kilometres (12 miles) apart on posts and roofs to bring fast Internet connection to populated areas.

by | December 16, 2017 | 04:45

With the mission - their 17th launch of 2017 - SpaceX is hoping to achieve another historical milestone by simultaneously using a rocket and spacecraft that have both served in previous flights. It also plans to use the repurposed NASA pad to launch the Falcon Heavy, made up of three Falcon 9 core stages strapped together. But vehicle names are not the only thing that the SpaceX launch and the new "Star Wars" film have in common.