USA ends probe of fatal Tesla crash; no recall

USA ends probe of fatal Tesla crash; no recall

Elon Musk, the head of Tesla , called the report "very positive". "The data show that the Tesla vehicles crash rate dropped by nearly 40 percent after Autosteer installation", can be seen in the report. The agency has announced that its decision to close the investigation is not based on the previous software improvements but the inability to disclose any defects from the crash. Read More

United States data shows record global temperatures in 2016

Right now, the world is about as warm as half the models predicted, but, remember, global surface temperatures were driven up a strong El Nino . In all, scientists say humans have warmed the planet about 1 degree Celsius since around the time of the Industrial Revolution. Read More

Turns out Fire Emblem Heroes hits iOS the same day as Android

Turns out Fire Emblem Heroes hits iOS the same day as Android

Yet, that's pretty much what it will be. By shunning the video game convention of having multiple lives or repeat attempts at a level or mission - if characters fall in battle, they're gone for good and must be replaced by a new and likely less experienced recruit - it encourages players to forge a link with their (hopefully) conquering heroes . Read More

Vladimir Putin calls creators of 'fake' Donald Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes'

Vladimir Putin calls creators of 'fake' Donald Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes'

However, 58 percent of USA adults believe that the outcome of the presidential election would have been the same regardless of the information released as a result of Russia's hacking campaign, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Read More

DeVos Finally Gets Hearing -- Before the Same Senators She Helped Elect

DeVos Finally Gets Hearing -- Before the Same Senators She Helped Elect

DeVos is an anti-secular theocrat with no experience working in public education. DeVos followed in her fathers footsteps as a businesswoman. And if schools are struggling to make ends meet now, expanding school choice programs that could take more money away from public schools would make it harder to educate students, said Mark DiRocco, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. Read More

Trump's Childhood Home in Jamaica Estates Up For Auction Today

Trump's Childhood Home in Jamaica Estates Up For Auction Today

But the property's newsworthy pedigree did little to spark interest, and the owners chopped the price down to $1.25 million and then hired Paramount Realty to auction it. Trump's father, Fred Trump, in 1940 finally has come to a close. The home has previously been listed on the market for as much as $1.65 million. The victor of the auction would not immediately be known because the seller plans to consider the bids for as long as a few days, Misha Haghani, a principal at Paramount Realty ... Read More

SpaceX Successfully Launches First Rocket Since September Accident

SpaceX blasted off a rocket for the first time since a launch pad explosion in the fall sidetracked the ambitious flight plans of company founder Elon Musk. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was successful, sending 10 commercial communication satellites to orbit. Pacific, or 12:54 p.m. Read More

Chinese Weightlifting Could Face 1-Year Competition Ban After Positive Retests

Chinese Weightlifting Could Face 1-Year Competition Ban After Positive Retests

Cao Lei, the 75kg champion, Chen Xiexia, the 48kg gold medallist, and Liu Chunhong, who won the 69kg category, were stripped of their titles on Thursday. The IOC also disqualified five more athletes from both the Beijing and London 2012 Olympics, including Nadzeya Ostapchuk, of Belarus, third in the women's shot put competition in Beijing, whose sample was positive for anabolic steroids. Read More

HTC U Ultra with Snapdragon 821 SoC and Secondary display announced

HTC U Ultra with Snapdragon 821 SoC and Secondary display announced

Both devices feature a secondary display like the LG V20, which helps the user to interact with the Sense Companion. The device will also have 4GB of RAM , and either 64GB or 128GB of storage with the surprising addition of a microSD card slot for up to 2TB of space. Read More

Hardware tuneup to prime Very Large Telescope for Alpha Centauri exploration

Hardware tuneup to prime Very Large Telescope for Alpha Centauri exploration

Proxima B is within its star's "habitable zone", making it a planet that could potentially support life. Even with that level of precision, however, the VLT still can't get a clear picture of Alpha Centauri, the star system closest to Earth-so it's getting an upgrade . Read More

Sensex crosses 27000 mark; Nifty ends at 8381

IT major TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) is expected to be the first blue chip firm to come out with its Q3 results on January 12, followed a day later by Infosys. The BSE Bankex index jumped 2.4% to 21,542.16 points. ICICI Bank, India's biggest private lender, rose 1.8% to 264.95 rupees, taking its two-day gains to 2.7%. Read More

China's 2016 consumer inflation undershoots government's 3% target

China's 2016 consumer inflation undershoots government's 3% target

The cooler consumer inflation was attributed to a slower rise in prices of green vegetables, and the faster factory-gate price increase was due to higher import prices of raw materials and improved demand, said Sheng Guoqing, a bureau analyst. Read More

Sony is launching a new PlayStation THIS MONTH

Sony is launching a new PlayStation THIS MONTH

The new system is also smaller. slimmer, and lighter, Sony says, though the company did not provide any dimensions to go along with its announcement. The Glacier White PlayStation 4 console will be available in South Africa at the end of February 2017 and will be priced at R5,199. Read More

Whirlpool-Amazon Pact to Launch Voice-Controlled Devices

In addition to the televisions, the new Amazon Fire TV-based displays will come with a voice remote that can connect to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. The other device is the Harmon Kardon audio version which is said to have a superior audio performance for the price of $179. "We like to joke that before there was Siri there was Sync", said Don Butler, Ford's executive director of connected vehicle and services. Read More

The HTC Vive goes wireless with an extremely simple add-on

Dubbed Viveport, it will launch as a monthly subscription service in early 2017, giving customers a one-stop shop for browsing new apps and a place for developers to show off their products. We may not be getting the HTC Vive 2 this year, but wireless is apparently "open-standard", meaning third-party companies have collaborated with HTC to make it happen with the current head-mounted display. Read More

Ericsson, AT&T and Qualcomm trial 5G New Radio specs

Ericsson, AT&T and Qualcomm trial 5G New Radio specs

According to Ericsson's announcement regarding the 2017 trials, the technologies under test will prove essential for the evolution of the mobile broadband experience, including connected cloud services and augmented reality. There are some cutting-edge technologies that will be aided greatly by 5G, including autonomous driving vehicles, virtual reality products, robotics, smart cities and more. Read More

Nude Neptune sunk by Facebook's privacy controls

Nude Neptune sunk by Facebook's privacy controls

As The Telegraph reports , Facebook blocked her ad - calling the statue of the nude god holding a trident " explicitly sexual ". Facebook told her: "The use of the image was not approved because it violates Facebook's guide lines on advertising". Read More

Aurora Police searching for missing 6-year-old boy

Aurora Police searching for missing 6-year-old boy

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz announced the news at about 11:10 a.m. "However, because of this information and our suspicion, I had the unfortunate experience of having to inform David's family of what we had found". Police do not plan to use the dogs Tuesday. At the time, they said the search was a precautionary measure and they did not have evidence that David Puckett , 6, was there. Read More

SpaceX Wants To Return To Orbit 4 Months After Explosion

SpaceX Wants To Return To Orbit 4 Months After Explosion

In a statement released Monday, SpaceX said it expected the launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base to take place on January 8 to put satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications. SpaceX said accumulation of oxygen in a void or buckle in the liner most likely led to the explosion. SpaceX said it will change the way it loads fuel and eventually intends to alter the design of the pressure vessels to prevent buckling. Read More

Nintendo Switch Could Be Stuck With a Battery Bummer

However, it is not known yet as to what gamers can expect in terms of battery backup time and battery life from the new Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch's onboard battery will have to boast significant lifespan out of the dock to follow through on its debut ad, which spent more time showing where it can played than gameplay itself. Read More