Science


San Francisco* to get Google Fiber San Francisco* to get Google Fiber
- February 25, 2016

Despite being a major tech hub, San Francisco itself presents a challenge for companies who would run fiber lines in the hilly terrain, unique architecture, and densely-packed clusters of houses and apartments in numerous city's neighborhoods, where ripping up copper wiring and installing new lines can be a painful and costly endeavor. (more...)
Uber Wheels Out Motorbike Ride-Hailing Service In Thailand Uber Wheels Out Motorbike Ride-Hailing Service In Thailand
- February 25, 2016

Uber is already extremely unpopular amongst taxi drivers, and in Bangkok there already exists motorbike taxis, so we have to wonder if they'll have anything to say about UberMOTO . The fare begins at 10 Thai baht (28 USA cents). As part of the launch, Uber partnered with the Thai Traffic Police and Head Awareness Club (HAC) to campaign for the importance of wearing helmets for safety. (more...)
China's top phone maker Xiaomi unveils new flagship handset
- February 25, 2016

Xiaomi, one of the more controversial OEM's around but someone we still respect for making cheap, affordable and still great hardware, put down its own horse in the flagship race with the launch of the Mi 5 at MWC 2016. In India and "other countries" they will be available soon, the company said, without revealing launch dates. The company also says that it offers a better screen to body ratio than many other flagship smartphones and feels more like a 5-inch device. (more...)
Snow Possible Tuesday After Warm Weather Breaks Snow Possible Tuesday After Warm Weather Breaks
- February 24, 2016

Travelling conditions are expected to quickly deteriorate Wednesday as the precipitation arrives. Depending on how the storm system tracks, snow accumulations could be higher than forecast and the changeover from rain could occur sooner than expected. (more...)
How different is the Samsung Galaxy S7 range from its predecessors? How different is the Samsung Galaxy S7 range from its predecessors?
- February 24, 2016

After showing its camera prowess on last year's Galaxy S6, Samsung doubled down with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge by improving it even more than we had imagined. Qualcomm describes the Snapdragon 820 as its premium mobile processor with major improvements in processing speed and battery life. If you want a Gear 360 but don't own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you will be able to download a PC-only app to handle the stitching. (more...)
NASA Sees Record Number Of Applicants For 2017 Astronaut Program
- February 24, 2016

However the desire to explore space seems to be universal at least given this year's overwhelming number of NASA astronaut applications . Apparently, between December 14, 2015 and February 18, 2016, more than 18,300 people submitted an application as part of the Astronaut Candidate Program launched by National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the usajobs .gov website. (more...)