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Chinese Drone Giant DJI Unearths $150 Million Losses From Fraud

SZ DJI Technology Co., which discovered the corruption in an internal probe, said it’s fired multiple workers who inflated parts costs for personal gain, and contacted law enforcement. DJI, which employs 14,000 people around the globe, is the runaway leader in consumer drones with almost three-quarters of the market. The case exposes a lapse in internal controls at one of the country’s best-known consumer technology giants, a symbol of the rising global reach of a clutch of fast-growing corpor...
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Oil firms as China's slowdown not as steep as some expected

Oil prices firmed on Monday after data showed China's economic slowdown was not as big as some analysts had expected, with supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also offering support. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.92 a barrel, up 12 cents, or 0.2 percent. Both oil price benchmarks had dipped into the red earlier in the session on fears that China's 2018 economic growth figures would be weaker.
Tags: Science, China, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries


Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to view lunar eclipse

Thousands have endured sub-zero temperatures in US and parts of Europe to see rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere have battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when the moon is positioned slightly closer to the Earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a super moon. During the total eclipse, the moon ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


Super blood wolf moon: stargazers battle cold and clouds to see lunar eclipse

Thousands endure sub-zero temperatures in central and northeastern US states to spot rare celestial eventThousands of stargazers across the northern hemisphere were battling sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of an unusual set of circumstances resulting in a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.The rare celestial event takes places when moon is positioned slightly closer to earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a su...
Tags: Space, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Lunar Eclipses


China Machinery Engineering Corporation (HKG:1829) Earns A Nice Return On Capital Employed

Today we'll evaluate China Machinery Engineering Corporation (HKG:1829) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), Read More...
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2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.
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Whatever Happened to ‘Don't Get in a Car With Strangers?’

Within hours, she was lying in hospital with a fractured vertebrae and a vertebral artery dissection. Uber Technogies Inc. co-founder Travis Kalanick became famous for ignoring regulations in order to plow head first into new markets.
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Airbnb Spying, a Monster Breach, and Intravenous Semen Injection: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Friends, I have some good news and some bad news. That bad news, if you missed our PSA last week, is that a colossal breach exposed nearly 773 million emails and more than 21 million passwords. This is not ideal, I know. And if you have not already, this is as good an opportunity as any to overhaul your personal…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Smartphones, Drones, Psa, Split, Best Of Gizmodo


Oil dips as China's economy slows but OPEC-led cuts support

Oil prices dipped on Monday as China reported its weakest annual economic growth in 28 years, although oil prices remain relatively well supported by supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.57 per barrel at 0215 GMT, down 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $53.69 a barrel.
Tags: Science, China, Opec, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


AOC Breaks the Internet by Dropping in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids 

It’s logical to fear that any politician with a semblance of humanity will eventually disappoint us. But somehow, in defiance of our low expectations, freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just keeps getting cooler. This evening she became perhaps the first Congressperson to ever appear on a Twitch stream,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Mermaids, Twitch, Aoc, Trans Rights, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Hbomberguy, Graham Lineham, Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids


Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert

Britain’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to finally go on display 48 years after it crashed into the Australian desert. The Black Arrow was launched in 1971 from the Isle of Wight, delivering the Prospero satellite, but the programme was shut down soon after, with the money diverted to build Concorde. Now space technology firm Skyrora has brought the rocket home and is to display it in Penicuik, Midlothian where the company is based. The rocket casing came down in S...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Edinburgh, Daniel Smith, Sutherland, Prospero, Southern Australia, UK Space Agency, Ray Wheeler, Penicuik Midlothian, Penicuik, Skyrora, Graham Turnock, Black Arrow, The UK Space Agency


Planet Nine may not exist, say scientists, after finding simpler explanation

When the mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ was first hypothesised in 2016 it was hailed as the solution to the strange orbits of far-flung icy objects and the unexplained tilt in the Solar System. The finding came 10 years after Pluto had been unceremoniously downgraded to ‘asteroid number 134340’ and led to hopes that our star system would soon be restored to nine worlds. Yet despite widespread searches by the most powerful telescopes, Planet Nine has never been spotted, and now astrophysicists have put...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mike Brown, Cambridge University, Pluto, Neptune, Kuiper Belt, Caltech, California Institute of Technology Caltech, American University of Beirut, Antranik Sefilian, Caltech the California Institute of Technology, Jihad Touma, Sefilian, Konstanin Batygin


Focus turns to Mexico plan to thwart fuel theft after blast kills 79

Some relatives of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan led people to fill plastic containers with gasoline on Friday at a leak in the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles (km) from a major refinery. Half a dozen people told Reuters their relatives went to the leaking duct in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district in central Mexico because they had been struggling to find fuel and were desperate to fill up cars to get to work or run their farms. ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Reuters, Hidalgo, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Tlahuelilpan, Tula Tuxpan


Tokyo's Top Stock Surges 305% in Year But CFO Sees It as Cheap

BrainPad Inc. posted a 305 percent gain, the best among the more than 2,100 constituents of the benchmark Topix index, as the data analysis company’s profit started to strengthen, reassuring investors of its ability to make money. BrainPad, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze consumption trends for its customers, surprised investors last January when it reported operating profit that was triple its own forecast for the second half of 2017. “People have finally realized that we’re a c...
Tags: Science, Tokyo, Ishikawa, BrainPad Inc


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


LG to Supply Gesture-Reading System for Mercedes-Benz, Sources Say

A camera installed in the car ceiling will read the driver’s hand gestures, letting them control tasks such as turning on cruise control and adjusting music volume. BMW has already deployed a similar system in its 7 Series sedans, using technology from Softkinetic Systems, which was later bought by Sony Corp. LG already has a deal with Mercedes for a camera system that can tell if the driver is drowsy. A Jan. 8 news release by Mercedes-Benz from CES in Las Vegas showcased a new feature called ...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Bmw, Lg, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe, Mercedes Benz Sources Say, Softkinetic Systems, Sony Corp LG


Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Scooters, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Scooters, Lime, Self Driving Cars, Uber Jump


Elon Musk's New SpaceX Starship: Here's Everything We Know So Far

The big reveal: Test flights will begin sooner than you think.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, New SpaceX Starship


Sheryl Sandberg Reiterates Yet Again That Facebook Has a Lot of Work to Do

Last year was not great for Facebook’s embattled chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg—particularly after it was revealed that she personally requested information on vocal Facebook critic George Soros after he publicly deemed the company as a “menace.” But Soros conspiracy ordeal notwithstanding, the company she’s…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Privacy, Data, Sheryl Sandberg, George Soros, Soros, Sorry We Did The Bad Things


Oil dips on weak economic outlook, but OPEC-led cuts support

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday, weighed down by expectations that China will report its weakest economic growth in almost three decades amid waning domestic demand and painful U.S. tariffs.
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, Opec, Reuters Oil


Japan’s Top Stock Surges 305% in One Year

BrainPad Inc. posted a 305 percent gain, the best among the more than 2,100 constituents of the benchmark Topix index, as the data analysis company’s profit started to strengthen, reassuring investors of its ability to make money. BrainPad, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze consumption trends for its customers, surprised investors last January when it reported operating profit that was triple its own forecast for the second half of 2017. “People have finally realized that we’re a c...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tokyo, Ishikawa, BrainPad Inc


Nintendo Rebounds as Optimistic Signs Emerge After a Brutal Year

The possibility of price cuts for the machine, an improving software pipeline and the upcoming launch of Nintendo’s biggest mobile game in two years are all boosting confidence. It’s not that Nintendo has suddenly solved its biggest challenge: expanding Switch’s user base. With software sales for the last three months of 2018 showing strength, profits should stand up despite weaker hardware revenue when Nintendo reports results on Jan. 31, according to Pelham Smithers, who runs Pelham Smithers...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Pelham Smithers, Nintendo Rebounds, Pelham Smithers Associates Ltd


How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. "Super" refers to the fact that the Moon will b...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Europe Africa


Pence Compares Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. 

Donald Trump wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He separated thousands of poor families at the border and tossed kids into concentration camps. He stripped families apart and deported them by the thousands. He defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists after they killed Heather Heyer and injured…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Racism, United States, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Mike Pence, Jr, Heather Heyer, Pence Compares Trump


Pope Endorses App

Apps! They’re everywhere! Even Pope Francis is endorsing them. On Sunday, the pontiff touted an app called ClickToPray ahead of the World Youth Day festival in Panama.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Religion, Smartphones, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Catholic, Pope, Panama, Click2pray


Blue Origin delays New Shepard suborbital test flight due to winds and technical issue

Update for noon PT Jan. 20: Blue Origin says it’s postponing the next uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital space ship due to concerns about weather as well as an unresolved issue relating to its launch vehicle. In a tweet, the company says it will provide an updated target date for the launch in West Texas on Monday. We have decided to push our #NewShepard launch attempt tomorrow. High winds expected in the area and one vehicle open issue. Updated launch target to come tomorrow – f...
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Explainer: Mexico's fuel woes rooted in chronic theft, troubled refineries

On Friday, at least 79 people died from a powerful explosion at a gasoline pipeline in central Mexico that had been punctured by fuel thieves. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from the government's crackdown led people to risk their lives filling plastic containers from the leak. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in December, said the tragedy has not weakened his faith in the plan.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship

Netflix and eight other streaming services including pending Disney acquisition Hotstar and Jio Cinema have signed a “code of best practices” stating they will voluntarily self-regulate their content in India, CNN Business reported on Friday. According to CNN, the agreement (posted to Indian tech site MediaNama)…Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, India, Censorship, Disney, Cnn, Encryption, Netflix, Streaming, Jio Cinema


The Latest Shazam TV Spot is Chock Full of New Footage

This kid is about to become a super man. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Shazam


The World's Largest Wind Turbine Is So Huge Its Blades Can't Be Shipped

The turbine stands almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.
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