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Sony Is Sure Selling a Lot of PlayStation VR Headsets

Sony has continued to do well in the virtual reality space, and has sold a grand total of 4.2 million PlayStation VR systems worldwide, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. That’s total units actually bought by consumers, not just shipped.
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Playstation, Sony, Vr, Virtual Reality, Headsets, Playstation Vr, VR headsets


Samsung Profit Warning Is Tech's Inverted Yield Curve

A downturn sparked by excess inventories and weakened demand, signs of which were evident back in August, could drag on longer than expected. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that first-quarter results will fall short of estimates. The rare profit warning came about a fortnight before the company was scheduled to give preliminary sales and operating figures.
Tags: Science, Samsung, Samsung Electronics Co


Apple's Shift From Gadgets to Services Tests Investor Patience

Apple unveiled four new digital services at a star-studded event in Silicon Valley on Monday. An original video streaming service and a gaming subscription will launch in the fall and Apple didn’t say how much they will cost. A news subscription service lacked several major newspapers and those that did sign up are potentially withholding some content.
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Total Drills in World's Fastest Ocean Current in Africa Oil Search

The Brulpadda find, with reserves estimated at about 1 billion barrels of oil, is located in deep waters around 175 kilometers from South Africa’s coastline. It could be enough to supply South Africa’s refineries for almost four years and be a major boost for the country’s struggling economy. Total says it’s found solutions to the problems, but not every explorer has the financial resources or harsh-environment experience of the French oil major.
Tags: Science, Africa, South Africa


GPs fuelling Britain's poor cancer survival rates by failing to refer patients to specialists, Imperial study finds

GPs are fuelling Britain's poor cancer survival rates, with significantly better results seen in countries which allow patients to access hospitals directly, a study suggests. Researchers said the NHS system of “gatekeeping” - meaning that patients have to see a family doctor before being allowed to undergo tests or get a specialist assessment - was also linked with lower satisfaction among patients. The study by Imperial College London analysed 21 studies comparing different healthcare syst...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Britain, NHS, Imperial College London, Royal College Of Gps, Imperial, Helen Stokes Lampard, Jodie Moffat


NASA pulls all-female spacewalk due to suit fitting issues

You're just going to have to wait a little longer for an all-female spacewalk.NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to walk together in the historic moment, but NASA has pulled the event due to suit availability on the International Space Station.SEE ALSO: NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force baseFellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague completed the first of the series of spacewalks last Friday with McClain, who found out that a particular suit siz...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Koch, Hague, U S Air Force, Anne McClain, McClain, Canadian Space Agency, Christina Koch, David Saint Jacques, Nick Hague


Climate Setback as Carbon Emissions Hit a Record High

The report also indicated the strength of the global economic expansion last year, with gains in electricity consumption and more notably in the U.S. “We have seen spectacular growth of the economy in the U.S.,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based institution advising nations on energy policy.
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7 Things We Hope to See in Star Wars Resistance Season 2

Jedi aren’t supposed to look toward the future, but we are not Jedi. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Disney Channel, Jedi, Star Wars Resistance


Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of suit in woman's size

Space agency blames shortage of outerwear after first-of-its-kind mission falls throughChristina Koch was one of the astronauts due to take part. Only 11% of people who have been to space are women. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty ImagesNasa’s plans for an all-female spacewalk have fallen through – at least in part because the agency doesn’t have enough spacesuits that fit the astronauts.Early this month, Nasa announced that Christina Koch and Anne McClain would take part in the first-...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Iss, Reuters, Koch, Anne McClain, McClain, Christina Koch, Svetlana Savitskaya, KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV, AFP Getty ImagesNasa, Koch When McClain


US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem.
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Nintendo Shares Climb After Report of Two New Switch Models

One of the models will have enhanced features to cater to avid gamers, while the other version is expected to be a cheaper alternative for casual players, the Journal reported, citing unidentified Nintendo parts suppliers and software developers. In January, Nintendo cut its forecast for Switch shipments to 17 million units in the fiscal year through March, down from an earlier projection of 20 million.
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Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of suit in woman's size

Space agency blames shortage of outerwear after first-of-its-kind mission falls throughNasa’s plans for an all-female spacewalk have fallen through – at least in part because the agency doesn’t have enough spacesuits that fit the astronauts.Early this month, Nasa announced that Christina Koch and Anne McClain would take part in the first-of-its kind mission on 29 March, walking outside the international space station (ISS) to install new batteries. In the past, missions have been all-male or mal...
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, Women, US news, Nasa, Iss, Anne McClain, Christina Koch


The ex-poachers saving snow leopards in Russia

In Sailugemsky National Park, snow leopards have found an unlikely ally - ex-poachers
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Samsung Issues Rare Profit Warning on Slump in Memory-Chip Price

Prices for memory chips and displays fell more than expected, leading to the shortfall, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. The company, which has said it expects demand to pick up in the second half after customers work through their inventory, said it will use its resources to maintain price-competitiveness. Apple Inc., which buys smartphone screens from Samsung, cut its revenue outlook in January for the first time in almost two decades.
Tags: Science, Samsung, Apple Inc, Suwon South Korea


NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

The US space agency NASA scrapped Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station. Christina Koch will now perform tasks in space Friday with fellow American Nick Hague -- instead of Anne McClain as originally planned. Had Koch and McClain done their spacewalk together, it would have been the first ever by two women astronauts.
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Record Carbon Emissions Seen as Energy Use Grew Most in Decade

The report also indicated the strength of the global economic expansion last year, with gains in electricity consumption and more notably in the U.S. “We have seen spectacular growth of the economy in the U.S.,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based institution advising nations on energy policy.
Tags: Science, Paris, Fatih Birol


Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size

Space agency blames shortage of outerwear after first-of-its-kind mission falls throughNasa’s plans for an all-female spacewalk have fallen through – at least in part because the agency doesn’t have enough spacesuits that fit the astronauts.Early this month, Nasa announced that Christina Koch and Anne McClain would take part in the first-of-its kind mission on 29 March, walking outside the international space station (ISS) to install new batteries. In the past, missions have been all-male or mal...
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, Women, US news, Nasa, Iss, Anne McClain, Christina Koch


Trump Campaign to Restrict Huawei Runs Into Global Opposition

Nations accounting for more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product are either embracing Huawei or appear unlikely to restrict the vendor. China’s President Xi Jinping, on a European tour this week, is expected to lobby further against bans in talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It sent its point man on cyber security, Joshua Steinman, to Berlin last week.
Tags: Science, China, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Xi Jinping, Huawei, Emmanuel Macron, Joshua Steinman


A Gollum Prequel Might Be the Most Fascinating Yet Egregious Lord of the Rings Video Game

Lord of the Rings’ relationship with video gaming is a weird one. Whether it’s in the direct realms connected to the movies or in the far-flung adaptations straight from the source, balancing what makes a game fun with the ethos of Tolkien’s material is often a treacherous tightrope—which is what makes the idea of a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Gollum, Middle Earth Enterprises


Total Wants to Drill for Oil in the World's Fastest Ocean Current

The Brulpadda find, with reserves estimated at about 1 billion barrels of oil, is located in deep waters around 175 kilometers from South Africa’s coastline. It could be enough to supply South Africa’s refineries for almost four years and be a major boost for the country’s struggling economy. Total says it’s found solutions to the problems, but not every explorer has the financial resources or harsh-environment experience of the French oil major.
Tags: Science, South Africa, Drill for Oil


Lyft Moves San Francisco IPO Roadshow as Drivers Protest

Lyft’s scheduled Monday meeting was held at the Olympic Club instead. It had originally been planned for the Omni, according to a term sheet reviewed by Bloomberg when the roadshow was announced. Dozens of drivers and their supporters nevertheless protested in the rain, decrying the cuts foisted upon them by Lyft while, they believed, the executives and bankers were hosting lunch for would-be investors inside.
Tags: Lyft, Science, Bloomberg, Omni, San Francisco IPO Roadshow


WeWork’s Revenue Doubled Last Year. So Did Its Losses

(Bloomberg) -- Co-working company WeWork Cos. is continuing to expand, especially overseas. But its losses are growing in lockstep with its sales, the company said Monday.
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NASA and ESA are paying volunteers to lie in bed for 60 days to test artificial gravity

Regardless of what your own personal idea of a dream job might be, you have to admit that being paid to lounge around in bed sounds pretty awesome. That's exactly what NASA and ESA want a crew of volunteers to do in order to test the potential benefits of artificial gravity for long-haul space missions.The research, which is being conducted in Germany, will require a total of 24 participants to remain in bed for two full months. Volunteers will be seated at a slight incline so that their leg...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nasa, Esa, International Space Station


Venezuela blames 'attack' as another crippling blackout hits

Power went out in much of Caracas and nearly a dozen states in the early afternoon, stirring memories of a week-long outage earlier in the month that was the most severe in the country's history. Service was restored in many areas within hours on Monday and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a televised broadcast that power was being "progressively reestablished." "We have suffered a new attack on our national electricity system's load and transmission center today," Rodriguez said, ...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, National Assembly, Caracas, Maduro, Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez, Juan Guaido


Hackers Snuck Backdoors Into ASUS Software Updates, Infecting Thousands

On Monday, we saw once again how criminals can exploit trust and use it as a weakness.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Asus, Malware, Supply Chain Attack


Key U.S. lawmaker objects to Trump 'Space Force' plan

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee strongly criticized President Donald Trump's plans for a new "Space Force" on Monday, setting the stage for a battle over one of Trump's favorite initiatives. Trump signed a directive in February to start the process of creating a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space, which has become an applause line at the Republican president's campaign rallies. Proponents of Trump's plan have said it wou...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Space Force, Trump Space Force


Adequate Man And Now, Your Worst Roommate Horror Stories | Very Smart Brothas 10 True Facts About th

Adequate Man  | Very Smart Brothas 10 True Facts About the Various Armchair Analyses of Jordan Peele’s Us  | The Muse Queer Eye Is Missing Out on a Sharper Conversation About Inept Straight Dudes | Splinter Lindsey Graham Couldn’t Be Any More Pathetic | The A.V. Club Zack…Read more...
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What a Secret: The U.S. Used Super Fast Mach 3 Drones to Spy on China's Nuclear Weapons

Between 1969 and 1971, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office deployed super-fast spy drones over China in an abortive attempt to spy on Beijing's nuclear program.
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, U S National Reconnaissance Office, Super Fast Mach


NASA reshuffles spacewalk lineup, with all-female outing ruled out due to suit size

History’s first all-female spacewalk will have to wait for another time after NASA switched the lineup for two upcoming extravehicular outings at the International Space Station. NASA had planned to have astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch go out together on Friday to upgrade a set of batteries for the station’s solar arrays. But today the space agency said it was assigning Koch and crewmate Nick Hague to that spacewalk. McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques are tentatively s...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Koch, Anne McClain, McClain, Christina Koch, David Saint Jacques, Nick Hague


Formation of Dark Vortex on Neptune Captured For the Very First Time

Late last year, astronomers detected the sixth known dark vortex on Neptune. This time, however, scientists were able to chronicle the formation of this swirling storm over the course of several years, offering new insights into these enigmatic and ephemeral weather features.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Neptune, Planetary Science, Ice Giants, Dark Vortex



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