Paleontologists discover remains of an earliest relative of dinosaurs

Paleontologists discover remains of an earliest relative of dinosaurs

So yes, animals such as the tank-like Triceratops and even rather croc-ish Spinosaurus, because they are both dinosaurs, fall into the "avian lineage" pile. The new Teleocrater fossils prove this creature was part of the bird and dinosaur family, an ancestor that lived right after dinosaurs split from the crocodile-like family on the evolutionary tree around 250 million years ago. Read More

Researchers say they've figured out exactly why shoelaces unravel

Researchers say they've figured out exactly why shoelaces unravel

This explains why when walking to the park your shoelace knots seem completely in tact, but of course as soon as you start running, when it really counts, they inconveniently come undone. The new paper examines how weak and strong knots react to the application of force during sustained periods of running, shedding light onto a common problem that has troubled humans for millennia. Read More

Can the US possibly climb out of a huge Davis Cup deficit?

Even Hewitt thought a win might be a bridge too far but his body language on the side of the court said it all as Thompson showed a clinical side when Sock began to lose energy and errors filtered in to his key weapon, a whipping forehand. "I've got a head cold right now and trying to fight through it - not feeling great". Earlier Friday, Australia's Jordan Thompson defeated American Jack Sock in the first game between the two nations. Read More

Amazon Takes Voice Battle With Apple TV Outside U.S.

Amazon Takes Voice Battle With Apple TV Outside U.S.

You'll be able to use Alexa across the many apps available for the Fire TV Stick, saying "Alexa, open Netflix" or "Alexa, find musicals". The new Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned, with a quad-core processor and faster Wi-Fi. Fire TV now features an overhauled Netflix-type user interface - called the Cinematic UI (pictured) - that is created to make finding movies and TV shows easier. Read More

DisplayMate experts call Galaxy S8's screen the best they have ever seen

DisplayMate experts call Galaxy S8's screen the best they have ever seen

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy S8, and now all eyes are on the upcoming launch of Apple's next flagship handset, the iPhone 8. But the Samsung S8 Plus is bigger and heavier than both smartphones at 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and 173g. Seeing is believing: We knew the Galaxy S8 displays looked good to our eyes, but we didn't know they were this good. The phones come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable. Read More

Wizards John Wall hit with $15000 fine for criticizing refs

Wizards John Wall hit with $15000 fine for criticizing refs

I was taking him out to just collect himself because he was struggling a little bit offensively. Against the Clippers their offense was clicking but they allowed 133 points; and last night against the Jazz they played effective defense for three quarters (they allowed 31 in the last quarter) but their offense was off and stifled by the stiff Jazz defense. Read More

Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

Users will be able to read conversations without obstruction caused otherwise due to usernames crowding tweets and replies. All these changes made will bring a positive development that will enable improved communication between different users on Twitter making twitter chats more comfortable and understandable. Read More

Google Maps Gives Ms. Pac-Man Her Due For April Fool's 2017

Pac Man's face on it. If you don't already have Google Maps installed on your smartphone, you're going to want to do that today. A similar April Fools' Day joke ran in 2015 , using Pac-Man as its motif. Because if you play out in a rural area, there's nowhere to hide from ghosts. Pac-Man, the arcade game, was first released in May 1980. Originally featuring the title character "Crazy Otto", the board was bought and reproduced by Midway Games, the US distributor of the original ... Read More

Uber withdraws from Denmark, citing regulatory changes

Uber withdraws from Denmark, citing regulatory changes

Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about the expansion of risk management in government with analysis from GAO and Justice OIG. Uber has closed down operations in Denmark after running into legal troubles in the country. Uber said it will maintain its corporate footprint in Denmark. Minister for transport Ole Birk Olesen of the Liberal Alliance party said in an official statement that it was "unfortunate" that there was not majority support for a liberalising of taxi laws that would have made ... Read More

SpaceX set to prove that its rockets can be reused

A new robot is expected to debut after the booster touches down to remotely safe and secure the rocket on the deck of the barge, or drone ship , for the trip back to Port Canaveral. "It's obviously pretty important for them", Bill Ostrove, an aerospace and defense industry analyst at Forecast International, said in an interview. Read More

Facebook Inc (FB) Rolls Out Snapchat-like Stories Feature to Android, iOS

Facebook Inc (FB) Rolls Out Snapchat-like Stories Feature to Android, iOS

They also have movie tie-in masks for Alien: Covenant, Despicable Me 3 , Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Wonder Woman . Facebook is unapologetic about ripping off this feature from Snapchat; the social media giant already integrated Stories ripoffs into three other apps it owns: Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Read More

Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Ford revealed at the North American International Auto Show in January that it planned to resurrect the fan favorites, which have been retired from the USA market for many years. The announcement brings Ford's total to $1.9 billion in new investments in MI this year. "JOBS! JOBS!" Trump tweeted early Tuesday. The automaker plans to invest $9 billion in USA facilities through 2019, resulting in 8,500 new or retained jobs, according to the 2015 contract. Read More

Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here

Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here

The goal of Nintendo mobile game, states Kimishima, that it is not only to generate revenue, but also to introduce the characters and brand to a wider fanbase that usually does not play video games. Although " Super Mario Run " is undoubtedly one of the most fun games on mobile right now, it has received mostly mixed reviews, as pointed out by Polygon . Read More

Guest Voice: Comey, Trump and the Russians

Guest Voice: Comey, Trump and the Russians

Anonymous officials also told CNN that although the Federal Bureau of Investigation can not prove collusion took place at this time , they do have information that suggests collusion might have taken place. The Trump administration was consistently bombarded with allegations of collusion with Russian Federation during the campaign. Spicer downplayed the matter by quoting more broadly from individuals who have been briefed about the FBI investigation - all of whom said there was no ... Read More

New notification schemes, battery saving feature

Google is bringing a native Picture in Picture mode with Android O which will allow users to watch videos in the foreground of another app. This new feature would allow users to open two apps at the same time, a feature which Samsung and LG have had for years. Read More

Israel slams Palestinian award for apartheid report

Israel slams Palestinian award for apartheid report

President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said he would award the highest Palestinian medal to former United Nations official Rima Khalaf for her courageous stand for Palestinians, local media reported. The accusation - often directed against Israel by its critics - has never before been made by a United Nations body. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, reacted to Khalaf's resignation and said it was appropriate, Reuters reported. Read More

Hyundai recalls almost 1 million Sonatas over seat belt defect

Hyundai recalls almost 1 million Sonatas over seat belt defect

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The last thing you want in a collision is a seat belt that comes detached from its moorings. If that's the case, a collision might cause the linkage to separate from the pretensioner. As a result, the company made a decision to conduct the recall, but continues to work with the supplies to investigate the issues. Dealers will inspect the seat belt anchor system in each Hyundai vehicle and determine whether or not they need to be fixed. Read More

Jeff Bezos shows off engine for Blue Origin's new very big rocket

Jeff Bezos shows off engine for Blue Origin's new very big rocket

Euteslat CEO Rodolphe Belner said the company selected Blue Origin for the contact due to their "strategy" and "Mindset to compete in the launch service industry". BE-4 component testing has already been underway for more than two years and full engine testing will begin soon. Blue Origin has finished its big rocket. Read More

Apple's next iPhone could charge faster than before

Because of the rumors that Apple would launch the iPhone 8 with killer features in September, experts are warning consumers not to buy the current iPhone 7. MacRumors says it's not clear whether Apple will drop its own Lightning port - and that instead, the USB-C cable will be used to connect direct to Macs. Read More

Snapchat is a smash hit on its stock market debut despite fears

Snapchat is a smash hit on its stock market debut despite fears

The Snap team pitched the company's stocks and gave clarifications regarding the spreading concerns. "One of the challenges that we've encountered over time is to explain to people why bigger isn't better", Evan Spiegel, Snap's CEO and cofounder, said in a presentation to investors ahead of the IPO. Read More

Lakers Reportedly Agree to Contract Buyout with Jose Calderon

With so many young point guards on the roster and little incentive to play veterans due to a 19-41 record and the fact that their first-round pick is top-three protected, the Lakers no longer have a need for Calderon. Deron Williams was released by the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, cleared waivers on Saturday and quickly came to terms on a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers that, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin, will be made official Monday. Read More

Tsonga beats Kyrgios to close on consecutive titles

Tsonga beats Kyrgios to close on consecutive titles

The volatile Australian was unable to defend his Marseille crown as he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 2-6, 6-4 on Saturday, 25 February. Victory yesterday in the final would mean a career first for Tsonga of back-to-back ATP Tour triumphs and marks a real return to form for last year's US Open quarter-finalist. Read More

Finn Got Physical At the Last NXT Taping - What's His Medical Status?

Fans have been counting down the days to Finn Balor's highly anticipated return to the WWE following the shoulder injury he sustained against Seth Rollins at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. Nakamura also recovered from the initial set back when Almas and Roode double-teamed against him and stepped in to finish Roode with a Kinshasa. He was presumably referring to his former title, the WWE Universal Championship, held now by Kevin Owens. Read More

Mysterious 'creature' washes ashore in Philippines

Globster is the name given to an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water. The creepy beast measured 20 feet long and, as it sat on the shoreline, became the subject of many selfies, photographs and videos. Read More

SpaceX's Dragon Lifts Off With Science Experiments, Research Equipment Headed to ISS

The SpaceX Dragon is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 shortly after astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured the capsule Thursday morning. This marked SpaceX's first launch from Kennedy Space Center's historic pad, and the first launch from LC-39A since July 8, 2011 when Atlantis lifted off for the final flight of the Shuttle programme. Read More

Jaguars interested in trading for Dolphins' Branden Albert

Jaguars interested in trading for Dolphins' Branden Albert

That's a big commitment for a player who hasn't played a 16-game season since 2011. The Giants have over $30 million in cap space, and Albert's salary next year represents a road block to completing their offseason goals. Williams appeared in 13 games and finished with just 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Williams was a major disappointment for Miami after signing a two-year, $17 million contract last year. Read More

Snapchat company sets IPO valuation target at $19 billion

Snap , which brings in the bulk of its revenue from advertisements in filters and promoted stories on Snapchat, could use the funds from an IPO for acquisitions of additional virtual-reality companies. Snap's revenue climbed about sixfold previous year to US$404.5 million, compared with US$58.7 million in 2015. Snapchat co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are about to become billionaires. Read More

Pilot Whales Refloated After Hundreds Stranded on New Zealand Beach

The crisis began Friday when a pod of 416 whales beached themselves on the spit. But around 300 whales died on the Golden Bay side of Farewell Spit as volunteers worked strenuously to keep the surviving marine mammals alive by cooling them with water. Read More

Launching 104 satellites in one go, India sets record

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 left Earth sharp at 9:28 am from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The rocket first put into orbit the 714-kg Cartosat-2 Series satellite, followed by the co-passengers - Isro's INS-1A and INS-1B, and 96 nano satellites belonging to two U.S. Read More

Inflation touches 30-month high on surging fuel prices

Inflation touches 30-month high on surging fuel prices

For the month of November, 2016, the final Wholesale Price Index for "All Commodities" stood at 183.5 as compared to 183.1 (provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 3.38 percent as compared to 3.15 percent (provisional) respectively. Read More