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  • Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets

    Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets

    One star hosts two planets and the other hosts the third. An illustration of this highly unusual system, which features the smallest-separation binary stars that both host planets ever discovered. We won't know more until scientists have a chance to study this unusual solar system in more detail, but it's clear HD 133131A and HD 133131B still have plenty of secrets to tell.

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  • Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones block out the world

    Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones block out the world

    It also comes with five listening modes depending on the type of music - standard, female vocal, male vocal, percussion and strings. So if you've got long hair, wear glasses or have a lumpy noggin that prevents normal over-ear cups from sitting properly against your skull, this NC optimizer will account for that.

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  • IFA 2016: Asus unveils the Zenpad 3s 10

    IFA 2016: Asus unveils the Zenpad 3s 10

    Since the device has been revealed at the pre-IFA 2016 festivities, not much has yet been said, but from available information , it has been derived that the engine inside includes a hexa-core MediaTek MT8176 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.

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  • Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in California

    Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in California

    The company said earlier this year it was setting up a team of researchers and engineers in the US, with the aim of bringing autonomous vehicle technologies to the "masses in the near future". Speaking at the annual Baidu World conference, Nvidia co-founder and Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced that his Santa Clara, Calif. -based company will work with Baidu to build a self-driving auto platform whose algorithm-based operating system will include cloud-based, high-definition maps and ...

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  • Apple Irish tax ruling 'maddening', says Tim Cook

    Ireland's Financial Minister Michael Noonan said he "disagreed profoundly" with the Commission's ruling that will force Apple to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to the country, according to Reuters . "This would strike a devastating blow to the sovereignty of European Union member states over their own tax matters, and to the principle of certainty of law in Europe", he said.

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  • Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve in final push on climate

    Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve in final push on climate

    It also is emphasizing that the expanded area is considered a sacred place for Native Hawaiians. In the 1990s, authority shifted from the U.S. Navy to conservation authorities to protect it as a wildlife reserve. All commercial resource extraction activities, including commercial fishing , oil exploration and mineral extraction, are prohibited in the expanded area.

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  • It's Almost Here! The Next Apple Event Confirmed

    It's Almost Here! The Next Apple Event Confirmed

    The venue, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium , is the same location where Apple has hosted its last few product launches. It's confirmed: Apple is holding an event on September 7th. PCMag will be there on September 7 , so stay tuned for all the news. Some say that the Apple Watch is overdue for an upgrade with the Apple Watch 2 , and there could be some new features including Global Positioning System tracking, as well as a better activity tracker.

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  • Acer Predator 21 X, el primer portátil gaming con pantalla curva

    Acer Predator 21 X, el primer portátil gaming con pantalla curva

    Asus presentó la ZenBook 3 , un modelo de computadora portátil con un diseño metálico estilizado, con un grosor de 11,9 milímetros y sólo 910 gramos de peso, que la pone en competencia directa con las MacBook de Apple. Otro elemento diferenciador es la incorporación del sensor de huella en el touchpad. Añadieron cinco ventiladores de refrigeración, una séptima generación del procesador Intel Core serie K, y espacio para hasta cuatro terabytes de almacenamiento SSD, y tienes una laptop ...

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  • Android Nougat OTA update arriving on developer preview devices first

    Android Nougat OTA update arriving on developer preview devices first

    Among other things, Android 7 .0 includes support for multi-window mode, virtual reality mode (on supported hardware), and revised Quick Settings and notifications features. Also, there are rumors which stated that the Android N update will start its rollout from August 22 and the final build is here at last. Now users will also be able to reply to notifications through the notification drawer.

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  • VMAs RECAP: The Good, The Bad, and The Kanye

    Rihanna's boyfriend and rapper Drake presented the special honor to the singer after delivering a heartfelt speech about his admiration for her since 2005. We love the music, which could change styles from album to album. Rihanna , who was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award , worked her way through her multitude of hits, from "Please Don't Stop the Music ", to " Work " and " Diamonds ".

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  • Dollar loses steam and wavers ahead of US jobs data

    Dollar loses steam and wavers ahead of US jobs data

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for higher rates was strengthening, while Vice Chair Stanley Fischer later suggested a hike could come as soon as September. crude and distillate stockpiles and a smaller-than-expected drawdown in gasoline. Meanwhile, the yen plunged for the sixth session in a row on fueled expectations of a USA rate hike.

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  • California farm workers on edge over historic overtime bill

    Right now, farm workers get overtime pay after working for 10 hours while the rest of the hourly employees in the state get overtime after 8 hours of work. Ricchuiti argued that farming shouldn't be compared to other industries, because it is seasonal, susceptible to unpredictable weather and the availability of water, a scarce resource in drought-stricken California, he said.

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  • China wants G20 summit to focus on innovation, development

    The prime minister, who is also attending summits in Laos and Micronesia over the coming week, will seek to connect his domestic agenda of innovation, jobs and growth with host Xi Jinping's theme: "Toward an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy".

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  • Clinton More Unpopular Than Ever

    Clinton More Unpopular Than Ever

    We have to see where all of these precious, undecided Hamlets end up sorting, too, after the debates; it's no surprise that there are more of them in a state that went starkly for Sens. On July 26 they had Trump at 41.5 percent and Hillary at 36.3. In early August, the spread was Clinton 46% to Trump's 36% - with 16% not preferring either.

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  • The world looks to China for leadership at G20 summit

    The world looks to China for leadership at G20 summit

    The world is at a major turning point, with Brexit and the political mood in the United States , still the largest economy on earth, leading industrial countries decisively away from globalisation and into retreat from trade and economic expansion.

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  • Tropical Storm Hermine takes aim at Florida

    Forecasters believe the system could dump several inches of rain with wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour and flooding. "Since a tropical storm is still in the Gulf, we're can't sound an all-clear for South Mississippi just yet", said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams.

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  • Homenaje con Juan Gabriel en Juárez, confirma familia

    Sus cuatro hijos dijeron estar aún en el proceso de hacer los arreglos finales , y esperan "un servicio conmemorativo en Juárez este fin de semana, que será seguido por una celebración pública de la vida de nuestro padre y de su carrera musical como 'Juan Gabriel' en las próximas semanas".

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  • Discurso de Trump ha sido malentendido por mexicanos: EPN

    Peña Nieto asegura que en la reunión privada que mantuvo con el aspirante a la Casa Blanca fue muy enfático sobre la postura de México, de no asumir los gastos del muro que propone Trump en caso de que llegara a la Casa Blanca tras las elecciones del 8 de noviembre.

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  • Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet

    Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet

    It's a stunning announcement in a scientific field that is always contentious. But Nutman , an earth scientist at the University of Wollongong Australia, and his colleagues found something amusing sandwiched between 3.71 billion-year-old and 3.695 billion-year-old layers of rock: cone-shaped, golf ball-size formations that looked like stromatolites.

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  • Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island

    Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island

    Officials urge those under watch to get ready by securing loose furniture, prepare for extended power outages, and keep informed. The center also issued a hurricane watch for the coast, saying the system, which is now packing 35 miles per hour (55 kph) with higher gusts, is expected to strengthen as it heads east.

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  • HTC's One A9S has mediocre specs in a metal body

    HTC's One A9S has mediocre specs in a metal body

    Citing the phone's "nature-inspired, dual-finish metal body", HTC says that the One A9S is "created to inspire a new generation of phones that offers impeccable precision craftsmanship and quality at remarkably affordable value". HTC has also included Bluetooth 4.2 here, and 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/38/40) as well. There is no word on pricing or availability, but the HTC One A9 was set at $500 which was pricey given its specs, so here's hoping that HTC won't make the mistake of ...

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  • Lenovo Yoga Book could replace every gadget you own

    Lenovo Yoga Book could replace every gadget you own

    It's created what it calls the Instant Halo Keyboard: it's a touch-based keyboard, so no physical keys, but keystrokes are registered through haptic feedback. Shipping for the Yoga Book will begin in September with a recommended retail price starting at €499 (AU$738) for the Android version and €599 for the Windows version.

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  • Red Cross supports 9/11 with blood drives

    Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help ensure blood is available for patients in need. People can pledge their Red Cross blood donation through Wach's online SleevesUp campaign, which will track how many give blood through the Red Cross across the United States.

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  • Supreme Court curbs fail to dampen 'dahi handi' spirit in Mumbai

    Supreme Court curbs fail to dampen 'dahi handi' spirit in Mumbai

    After openly appealing to his followers to defy the Supreme Court orders restricting the height of Dahi Handi, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today warned Mumbai Police against interfering in the dahi handi celebrations in the state. His father Umesh, a fisherman, lamented, "I had told him to stay away from the dahi handi . but he has been participating for the last few years and didn't want to skip it".

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