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Science Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleges Snapdragon chips infringe on its patents
Author: 0 Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleges Snapdragon chips infringe on its patents

Apple claims in its suit that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors - used in Samsung and Google phones - infringe Apple's patents. Apple initially rejected Qualcomm's claims, saying that the company's patents were invalid, but now Apple has filed a countersuit claiming that some of Qualcomm's chips violate at least eight of Apple's own battery life patents.

Science Subaru Ascent debuts as the brand's largest SUV to date
Author: 0 Subaru Ascent debuts as the brand's largest SUV to date

Standard tech goodies include EyeSight driver assist that offers automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, pre-collision throttle management, and heads-up display system warnings on the windshield.

Science Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after 'inappropriate' relationship
Author: 0 Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after 'inappropriate' relationship

Google's policy prohibits personal relationships between two employees in the same division, and the company's investigators reportedly concluded that "Rubin's behavior was improper and showed bad judgement". Former Google CEO Larry Page was full of praise for Rubin at the time, saying , "Andy, more moonshots, please". The full details surrounding the departure seem a bit murky and there are already denials from his reps about why he left, but you should still know the situation since the ...

Science Age of Jesus Christ's Purported Tomb Revealed
Author: 0 Age of Jesus Christ's Purported Tomb Revealed

Mortar sampled from between the original limestone surface of the tomb and a marble slab that covers it has been dated to around A.D. 345. Unknown, was in the tomb for ever the remains of Jesus. The study offers no further evidence whether or not Jesus was actually buried at the site in Jerusalem, but was consistent with the historical belief that the Romans built a monument there some 300 years after his death.

Science Amazon: Cyber Monday blows its Prime Day out of the water
Author: 0 Amazon: Cyber Monday blows its Prime Day out of the water

The retailer also noted an uptick in mobile shopping, saying that orders from the Amazon App on Cyber Monday 2017 had increased more than 50 percent worldwide, compared to past year. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. In 2016, that number spiked to 64 million. The company earlier this week noted it had sold record numbers of Amazon devices on Cyber Monday, but made no claims about the size of the event in terms of sales.

Science Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally
Author: 0 Microsoft and SAP both commit to running SAP HANA on Azure internally

By the same token, SAP agreed to run its HANA database software on Azure. The companies have been working to get SAP's software and services running on Azure for several years. Microsoft will in turn deploy SAP S/4HANA on Azure to aid the company in running its own finance processes. SAP execs said they'd be moving more than a dozen "key internal business critical systems" to Azure.

Science 212mph Corvette ZR1 convertible revealed
Author: 0 212mph Corvette ZR1 convertible revealed

Just how powerful and fast is the 2019 Corvette ZR1? "The new Corvette ZR1 convertible is a supercar in all respects", said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. The engine originates from the Z06, which sits a rung below the ZR1 in the Corvette hierarchy, but it has been overhauled with a new supercharger (52 per cent larger), upgraded fuel injection system (combining direct and port injection) and a quartet of extra radiators.

Science Hearthstone will receive 3 full expansions in 2018
Author: 0 Hearthstone will receive 3 full expansions in 2018

The latest Hearthstone expansion takes on the theme of a Dungeons & Dragons quest with a new card type and single player mode that we're rather interested to test out. This mode starts you off with a fairly weak deck which you grow and expand after beating bosses. Kobolds & Catacombs is set to drop on 8th December according to news from Blizzard.

Science Identity of Elusive Himalayan Yeti Finally Revealed by Modern DNA Testing
Author: 0 Identity of Elusive Himalayan Yeti Finally Revealed by Modern DNA Testing

The hair samples had a 100 per cent match with DNA recovered from a fossil polar bear from over 40,000 years ago. In a study led by evolutionary biologist Charlotte Lindqvist of the State University of NY in Buffalo, Science Magazine reported researchers studied the DNA from nine supposed yeti remains - including some obtained when Lindqvist worked with a United Kingdom production crew on the 2016 documentary "Yeti or Not?" But while such connections remain uncertain, Lindqvist's ...

Science Supermoon 2017: here's how to watch the December 3 event
Author: 0 Supermoon 2017: here's how to watch the December 3 event

The moon becomes totally full at 10:47 a.m. EST (1547 GMT) on Sunday (Dec. 3). The moon has to be no more than 363,711 km away from the Earth to be considered "super". Elsewhere, clouds could obscure the view in the upper Midwest, northern Plains, Rockies and Northwest. The first supermoon of 2018 will occur on January 2.

Science Bungie to Address Destiny 2 Issues Tomorrow
Author: 0 Bungie to Address Destiny 2 Issues Tomorrow

And now, less than 3 months after launch, you can play Destiny 2 without spending a dime thanks to the free trial that Bungie introduced on Tuesday. If the perceived underlying problems of Destiny 2 aren't addressed, then there's a good chance the community will be just as outraged as they are now.

Science Five died in Utah highway crashes over Thanksgiving weekend
Author: 0 Five died in Utah highway crashes over Thanksgiving weekend

Only one of the five fatalities occurred in the Daily Journal coverage area. Amaya was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. All of those crashes are still under investigation. Troopers also made more arrests this year for impaired driving and drug violations. Troopers also made almost 300 drug arrests, a nearly 45 percent increase over the numbers from a year ago.

Science Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords
Author: 0 Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

A critical security flaw in Apple's latest version of macOS grants intruders access to your computer's settings and data without needing a password. Apple is yet to comment, but I suspect a quick trip to the locksmith is in order. Currently, there is no official fix from Apple regarding the issue.

Science Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket
Author: 0 Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket

Hughes insisted to the Washington Post the he still plans on launching his rocket later this week. It appears we will need to wait a while longer to find out whether more than two millennia of thinkers and explorers - from Aristotle and Ferdinand Magellan, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Glenn - have been wrong about the shape of the Earth.

Science Civilization VI's first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details
Author: 0 Civilization VI's first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details

The big new features for the expansion include a new Great Ages mechanic, which will provide new challenges and bonuses as you go through Golden Ages and Dark Ages through Historic Moments. ENHANCED ALLIANCES: An enhanced alliances system allows players to form different types of alliances and build bonuses over time. It comes bursting with nine new leaders, eight new world wonders, seven natural wonders, eight new civilizations , four new units, two new tile improvements, 14 new ...

Science Nintendo is slipping as Animal Crossing hits 15 million downloads
Author: 0 Nintendo is slipping as Animal Crossing hits 15 million downloads

This means that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo's second most successful mobile launch ever, just behind last year's Super Mario Run , and ahead of Fire Emblem Heroes . Nintendo will be giving out 20 Leaf Tickets for players for their patience with the server problems, loading times and crashes that the company is now looking into.

Science Pressure mounts on Deputy Irish PM amid snap election fears
Author: 0 Pressure mounts on Deputy Irish PM amid snap election fears

Ireland will play a major role at the meeting, telling European Union leaders whether it believes sufficient progress has been made on the future of the border between EU-member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland. Fianna Fail wanted Fitzgerald ousted over her involvement in a long-running police scandal. Irish lawmakers are due to vote on a no-confidence motion in the deputy prime minister filed by opposition party Fianna Fail.

Science RCom shares end almost 4% lower on insolvency case buzz
Author: 0 RCom shares end almost 4% lower on insolvency case buzz

Shares of Reliance Communications today ended almost 4 per cent lower amid reports that China Development Bank has filed an insolvency case against the telecom firm, which the company has denied. "The company has not been served any notice of the application filed by China Development Bank with NCLT , as reported in the media, " said RCom in a notice to stock exchanges.

Science Call of Duty: WW2 Datamine Reveals New Weapons and Modes
Author: 0 Call of Duty: WW2 Datamine Reveals New Weapons and Modes

It has been taken down now but, of course, there are some who have managed to capture the video and make it available to view elsewhere. The video showcases game modes such as Gun Game, Infected and Control. After logging onto to Call of Duty World War 2 today, players have now discovered that the game has microtransactions. Also, Sledgehammer Games has detailed the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2 events .

Science Coral Transplant Gives Hopes for the Great Barrier Reef
Author: 0 Coral Transplant Gives Hopes for the Great Barrier Reef

Professor Peter Harrison of Southern Cross University is the lead researcher on the project, the first of its kind on the reef to successfully re-establish a population of juvenile corals from larvae settling directly on the reef. "It's about getting coral big enough to reproduce", he said. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most affected underwater natural reserves in the world.

Science Huawei Unveils The Honor V10 Powered By Kirin 970 Processor
Author: 0 Huawei Unveils The Honor V10 Powered By Kirin 970 Processor

Which is great, because that means we're looking at what essentially boils down to a cheaper take on the Huwaei Mate 10 , though not one that compromises when it comes to t processor spec, which is the same HiSilicon Kirin 970 hardware as the more premium model from Huawei's main brand.

Science Russian Federation loses contact with Meteor satellite launched hours earlier, says space agency
Author: 0 Russian Federation loses contact with Meteor satellite launched hours earlier, says space agency

Roscosmos said that the satellite Meteor, launched from the Vostochny spaceport on Tuesday, is absent from the designated orbit and there is no contact with it. In April previous year, after delays and massive costs overruns, Russian Federation launched its first rocket from Vostochny, a day after a technical glitch forced an embarrassing postponement of the event in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.

Science This Security Firm Has Found Another Way to Fool Apple's Face ID
Author: 0 This Security Firm Has Found Another Way to Fool Apple's Face ID

The publication also pointed out that if the 3D printed mask and 2D infrared eyes aren't flawless, Face ID will fail after five attempts. In the video, the mask unlocks the phone successfully twice, bypassing the required attention feature in the process - suggesting that a mask can actually fool iPhone's Face ID.