investorschatroom.com

Science

SoundCloud appoints new CEO, gets $170 million in emergency cash

This financing means SoundCloud remains strong & independent. SoundCloud has just received an investment of $170 million a "global merchant bank" called The Raine Group and a Singapore-based investment company called Temasek . "We see a strong, independent future for the company". "Millions of creators choose these tools to share their work with the world - that will remain at the focus and center of the company".

Science

Perseid meter shower to peak this Saturday

It is not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because the Perseid shower happens every single year from July through Sept , reaching its peak in August, so if you miss it this year, there's always next year. Some meteors are expected to produce a train, or a spectrum of colors. "Actually next year, it occurs, I believe, around the time of new moon so we should have a much better display next summer", Chester said.

Science

Doklam standoff: Western media is 'biased' towards India, says Chinese newspaper

Amid the stand-off in Doklam, Chinese soldiers transgressed into the disputed territory along the global border with India. Talking about the Uttarakhand transgressions, official sources said that incidents of similar nature have happened in the past but are normally sorted out locally and should not be given undue importance.

Science

First look at Ghost Recon Wildlands' 4v4 multiplayer mode

The Ghost Recon Wildlands four-on-four PvP mode that Ubisoft announced in March (but somehow didn't include with the original release) will begin open beta testing later this summer, the publisher announced today. Istrate cautions that "all of these elements will make team play, communication, and strategic skills more crucial than ever". Ghost War will see two groups of players teaming up for 4v4 Team Deathmatch battles.

Science

Discover the latest music with New Release Radio on Google Play Music

This new feature has several oddities, including the order at which music is played. The station is available to free radio listeners and subscribers globally and will be constantly updated with the latest new releases. Google also points out that there are certain limitations, such as how using your voice to play music and selecting the genre/mood/activity will not be supported for songs uploaded by yourself or purchased.

Science

Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokeswoman Meredith Davis said agents are treating the matter as a domestic act of terror "out of an abundance of caution", because of the proximity to the recruiting center, but that it could also have been a prank or an accident.

Science

The Price of the Oculus Rift Has Been Considerably Reduced

Oculus Touch controllers saw a similar price drop at the time, which brought the price for a full bundle to $599. Oculus hasn't disclosed sales for the Rift but research firm IDC estimates the device has sold about 520,000 units world-wide to date, compared with 770,000 of HTC's Vive headsets and 1.6 million PlayStation VR headsets.

Science

Prime Day Early Access for Voice Shoppers

Others still are only good deals when you look at the MSRP, but you can get them cheaper elsewhere. The deals will differ across each country, but Amazon says there will be a new Amazon Global Store in which Prime members in China and Mexico will be able to shop select deals in other countries.

Science

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 15223 to Fast ring Windows Insiders

The post also mentioned that the company is releasing new updates and patches that are created to provide further protection against ransomware similar to WannaCry . Microsoft has also provided a patch for this issue for older [ end-of-life ] platforms. These patches also include flaws in the Microsoft Edge browser, two of which allow security feature bypass, and one that allows for disclosure of information.

Science

Military jet practicing for Dayton air show in accident

There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground, said Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office. The U.S. Reed says there was no immediate report of any fuel leaks. The most important part of this story is that the pilots seem to be doing well. The Thunderbirds said in the statement that their performance this weekend at the Dayton Air Show is to be determined.

Science

'Bumblebee' Spinoff To Explore Generation 1 Transformers, So Which Autobots Will Appear?

You half expect one of the maimed soldiers to start screaming, "But I'm not dead yet". The rest of this five entry franchise is an exhaustive, incoherent mess in the eyes of fans of the old series of cartoons and toys and fans of craft of film.

Science

Barclays Africa says "no obligation" to pay SA govt

Mkhwebane released the Ciex report, along with three other reports on various spheres of government, on Monday during a press briefing. The public protector will also be opposing applications brought by ministers Mosebenzi Zwane and Des van Rooyen in the same matter.

Science

Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims

British Prime Minister Theresa May , criticized shortly after the blaze for failing to meet with victims, says the public inquiry looking into the tragedy will report directly to her. "There have been huge frustrations that people do not know who to talk to, that they can't get through on the council hotlines", she said. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.

Science

Verizon Takes Over Yahoo To Complete $4.5 Billion Deal

At the moment this will see Yahoo vice-president of engineering, Atte Lahtiranta, leading tech; president for Verizon digital media dervices Ralf Jacob managing digital media, and AOL president Tim Mahlman to heading up ad tech. However, I want all of you to know that I'm brimming with nostalgia, gratitude, and optimism . What remains of Yahoo will be renamed Altaba Inc.

Science

Raving Rabbids, Mario join forces in new Switch game

As initially announced yesterday during the Ubisoft conference, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle has made a showing during the Nintendo Direct at E3. The "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Furthermore, the "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" is easy to play but hard to master.

Science

China Eastern flight lands safely in Sydney with hole torn in engine

The audio sent social media into a spin, with some suggesting the pilot was trying to say "fault" and others pointing to a slip of the tongue. Images showed a vertical hole in the side of the engine. Oh, I was scared. Yes. Passengers, who had to spend the night in Sydney , told media they smelled burning inside the aircraft. Passenger Leigh Stewart praised the crew's professionalism during the mid-air drama, saying he felt "very lucky".

Science

Apple just unveiled HomePod, a $349 competitor to Amazon's Echo

Siri , who hasn't always been known to get the gist, has been heavily updated by Apple to better understand context, the firm says, and in HomePod will be able to answer user queries and details about music when prompted using the voice command "Hey, Siri ".

Science

Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore

US Ambassador to the UN Haley responded, "You know, that's all I've done, is tell the truth, and it's kind of overwhelming at the reaction". This comes one day after threatening to withdraw US participation in the Humans Rights council for its treatment of Israel.

Science

Apple teases 'seriously badass' iMac Pro and other new Macs at WWDC

Apple also introduced its workstation-grade iMac Pro . For the first time ever, Apple offers a 4K iMac that starts at $1,499. Apple also claims to have integrated solid-state storage (SSD) that's twice as fast, though only benchmarks will prove that promise.

Science

London Bridge Closed Following Reports That Vehicle Plowed Into Pedestrians

I'd say there are about four severely injured people. He added that "it did not look like an accident", adding it was clear that police "thought they were responding to something far more serious than a road traffic accident". And at least one cab company tweeted an offer of free rides for people stranded in the area. London police are treating injured people on a small street some 500 meters (yards) southwest of London Bridge, where witnesses say pedestrians were hit by a vehicle and ...

Science

North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

According to Symantec , the ransomware had numerous hallmarks of other Lazarus attacks, including the 2014 strike on Sony Pictures and a multimillion-dollar theft from the Bangladesh Central Bank . In their paper on the matter , the researchers have noted shared code between the ransomware and other code, as well as how a command and control server used as part of the malware attack against Sony was also connected to during the ransomware attack.

Science

Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

Youthful fans who were at U.S. pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester and parents waiting for their children outside described scenes of panic after an explosion ripped through the foyer on Monday night. Police stated the attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber wearing a backpack, NBC News reports. The incident, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, has drawn sympathy and support from politicians and celebrities around the world.

Science

Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'

For Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the circus' final show "can't come soon enough". "The big show is gone, but circus doesn't have to be", Stephen Craig, one of the show's clowns, said. "Center for Elephant Conservation in 1995", Kenneth Feld said in a statement in 2015.

Science

Keep The Umbrella Handy For Showers

South wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 63. Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. SATURDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Wednesday in the Omaha area should be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high around 75.

Science

South Korea to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China

South Korea's new liberal President was sworn in yesterday and vowed to tackle immediately the hard tasks of addressing North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions with the United States and China. "On behalf of the people and Government of Turkmenistan and personally, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed honest congratulations to Moon Jae-in on his election as the President of the Republic of Korea", the statement said.

Science

Here is how to use Snapchat's video Loop tool

Snap reports earnings on Wednesday for the first time as a public company, and it will have plenty to talk about - including a collection of new product features the company strategically rolled out Tuesday . Also, Snap has a new way to draw, creating a virtual pen out of emoji, letting you spell out a word out of smiley faces or hearts. Magic Eraser - You can now select and remove objects from your Snaps , blurring their surrounding in to cover the empty spot.

Science

NASAs Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby

The spacecraft won't send word that it's okay until later today, and NASA won't get that message until 3AM ET tomorrow, April 27th. Saturn gives Cassini a big grin as the vehicle passes by snapping pictures. Cassini scientists calculated the dramatic death of the spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, with the aim of protecting Saturn's moons ( Titan and Enceladus) from contamination from any biological material originating from Earth.

Science

Call of Duty: WWII debuts an intense first trailer

Activision has just given us some much-anticipated information about Call of Duty: WWII, the next installment in the popular shooter franchise that will be released on November 3. In a livestream sporting the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty : WWII , Activision has officially announced the release date of the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise.

Science

Chobani yogurt is suing Alex Jones

After outlets published stories alleging that the mayor of Twin Falls, Shawn Barigar, was participating in a "mainstream media coverup" to protect Chobani , he and his wife received death threats. Sandy Hook and 9/11 conspiracist Alex Jones - famous for believing what he wants to believe - claimed in the midst of his high-profile custody trial to have "had over 150 women" by age 16.

Science

Plastic-eating caterpillar offers waste solution

The worms were temporarily place in a typical plastic shopping bag that became riddled with holes. Their experiments, published today in the research journal Current Biology , suggest that about 100 wax worm caterpillars could degrade 92 milligrams of polyethylene in 12 hours.

Science

Samsung will try to fix the S8 reddish Infinity Display

As mentioned above, the Galaxy S8 follows the LG G6's lead with a taller display, eschewing the typical 16:9 widescreen dimensions when it's held sideways. This means subscribers will be able to ask Bixby to play their favorite song or music for dancing and it'll start playing on Google Play Music instantly.

Science

South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses

Some species of frogs have mucus that contains antimicrobial peptides , which are immune system molecules that can neutralize viruses, bacteria and fungi, CNN reports . "Because flu viruses from humans can not infect frogs , producing urumin probably confers on frogs an advantage in fighting some other pathogen", said Jacob.

Science

Apple is making iWork, iMovie and Garage Band freely available to everyone

Free copies were included with a new Mac or iOS device. Organizations can then leverage Apple Configurator or their Mobile Device Management (MDM ) platform to push the apps to iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Until now, there were a number of Apple's free apps that were only available (at no cost, anyway) to people who had purchased a Mac or iOS device in recent years.

Science

GoPro Working On 360-Degree Camera

In the meantime, GoPro is launching a pilot program that will kick off later this summer. It is a 360-degree video with JT Holmes, Jeb Corliss, and scenes where you can click, drag, and shift reality on the screen thanks to GoPro's spherical view.

Science

Microsoft's target: Two Windows 10 feature updates per year

We're looking at three and six years of updates , respectively. One of the biggest changes that came with Windows 10 is the new model of support and upgrades with which the Microsoft operating system became a kind of continuous development system, also known as "Rolling Release ".

Science

Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera

AR Studio is now in closed beta for Mac developers. Zuckerberg said Facebook has "a lot of work" to do on this front. "After acknowledging the limits of AI in chatbots, Facebook will course-correct by focusing on the utility of bots, without diminishing the company's long-term plans for Messenger".

Science

'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son

They have been accused of setting fire to their Guilford, NY, house in attempt to hide their crime. McBride claimed the couple watched the film , in which main character Lee Chandler - played by Oscar-winner Casey Affleck - accidentally burns his home down, killing his three children.

Science

Uber says never used Waymo files on self-driving

This of course goes against Waymo's accusations that former engineer Anthony Levandowski lifted a bunch of files and left for Uber , where he allegedly reused the technology to help Uber get its autonomous auto program off to the races.

Science

India extends $4.5 bn line of credit to Bangladesh

Also, another $500 million were announced for buying military equipment. Hasina is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led Bangladesh to independence from Pakistan in 1971. Apart from a "courtesy call on" by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Hasina's schedule on Friday included events at the Bangladesh High Commission.

Science

New Jupiter image captured by Hubble Space Telescope

The giant planet is now at " opposition ", positioned directly opposite the sun from the Earth. The bright, gaseous planet (-2.5 magnitude) rises at sunset and sets with the following morning's sunrise, explained Geoff Chester , an astronomer at the U.S.