Sci-Tech

Google X May Be Working On An Elevator That Goes To Space

Readers of  “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” definitely can relate to this because this really speaks to their soul. As children, this imaginative tale by Roald Dahl remained fantastic in our collective minds. However, Google X confirmed that some of the smartest humans our species has spawned have considered developing a working space elevator. This ambiguous impossible venture is way over our heads because the scope of funding a project of this caliber is jaw dropping, intimidating […]

The Fall Of An Icon: Nokia’s Device To Be Acquired By Microsoft

 The Fall Of An Icon By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado     As the day gets closer for Microsoft to officially acquire Nokia’s device on the 25th of April, many of us are quite happy for Nokia, for them to finally rise again. Nokia phone has been overtaken in recent years by the likes of Samsung and Apple, it will be then reborn as a Microsoft mobile, if a supposed letter leaked online is accurate. “The […]

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Lyrid meteor shower will be reaching its peak for the year tonight in the late night hours of April 21, 2014 or the early morning hours of April 22, 2014. The Lyrid meteor shower show tonight this year should be pretty good as the conditions are quite good because the Moon won’t appear in the night’s sky until around 2am.

LADEE spacecraft ends extended NASA mission by crashing into the moon

A spacecraft has ended a mission to map the dust and gases surrounding the moon with a planned kamikaze crash. Scientists believe the crash left no debris on the moon. On Friday, flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft had crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after unexpectedly surviving the full lunar eclipse earlier in the week. Researchers believe the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) vaporized […]

Earth-like planet found

(Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler-186 and located about 500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, is smaller and redder than the sun. The star’s outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from […]

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:38am EDT (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they […]

Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:47pm EDT (Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time frame after its launch. Sony is struggling to keep pace with demand for the videogame console, the Japanese company said in a statement. “Although […]

Weibo valued at $3.46 billion after bottom-end IPO pricing

Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:25pm EDT (Reuters) – China’s Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, amidst concerns about the microblogging service’s slowing user growth and the country’s highly censored media environment. The Twitter-like microblogging service, owned by web portal Sina Corp, sold 16.8 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) for $17 apiece, raising $285.6 million, an underwriter told Reuters. The company had planned […]

Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky On April 21- 22

  Astronomers said that if the weather on Monday, (April 21, 2014) cooperates, stargazers can look forward to a meteor shower. According to PAGASA acting administrator Vicente Malano , the Lyrids meteor shower may peak from April 21 to before dawn of April 22. “The shower typically generates a dozen meteors per hour under optimal conditions with a brief maximum that lasts for less than a day. The shower’s peak this year will be in progress on […]

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

By Alexei Oreskovic Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:19pm EDT (Reuters) – Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan Chief Executive Vern Raburn declined to provide information on the price of the deal, which he said closed on Monday morning. The 20-person company will remain in New Mexico for the foreseeable future, Raburn said, […]

‘Heartbleed’ computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

(Reuters) – Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers. The widespread bug surfaced late on Monday, when it was disclosed that a pernicious flaw in a widely used Web encryption program known as OpenSSL opened hundreds of thousands of websites to data theft. Developers rushed out patches to fix […]