World newspapers online            

Breaking news from world newspapers selected by staff   

11-21-2019 Science&Technology
Enroll in Health Studies via the Newly Launched Apple App

Apple, later last week, launched a new app that would let its users enroll in three health studies, allowing users share health-related information for research purposes. The research studies are conducted in collaboration with research institutes such as the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Apple device users who download the said research app can already enroll in studies such as Apple Women's Study, Apple Hearing, and Apple Heart and Movement Study. According to NDTV, upon enrollment in the health studies, participants who are using an iPhone and Apple watch can add useful data "around the movement, heart rate, and noise levels, captured during the daily activities," from taking a walk to watching concerts. More so, users can control the kind of data they want to share with each of the studies. This initiative comes at a time when big players in the industry are asserting further into the collection of health-related information of the users. The Three Studies In terms of privacy, Apple emphasizes that the information of the users will not be sold. Moreover, users may opt for which particular study to join and which information they want to share. They can also leave the study anytime they want. Lastly, health studies must inform the users of how the information supports the research. The three studies include: Apple Women's Health Study - Focuses on menstrual cycles and their relation to women's health. This study, Apple claims, is the first long-term research of both this scope and scale. Apple Hearing Study - Looks into the effect of sound exposure on both the stress levels and sound exposure over time. It also aims to collect the usage of headphones and environmental exposure sound exposure to data via the Noise app on Apple Watch and iPhone. The Apple Heart and Movement Study - Measures how both the quantity and quality of the movement of an individual can provide insight into their present and future status of health. Through this study, users can already participate via the research app on the iPhone, and by recording daily workouts on an Apple Watch (Series 1 or even later). ALSO READ: WhatsApp Tips and Tricks: How to Stop People from Adding you to Group A More Visible Effort While the Research app of Apple has been a more visible initiative, what this big tech company does with its users' health data is likely to dictate the future of Apple. The tech giant said those who choose the Research are only able to share data with programmed partners. This Research mobile app was carefully developed to only share information with the selected study upon the user's approval. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Tech Times

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-21-2019 Science&Technology
SpaceX's Full-Size Starship Prototype Takes Its 1st 'Breath'

It looks like SpaceX's shiny new Starship prototype has entered the test phase. The full-size Starship Mk1 vehicle "breathed" during an apparent pressure test yesterday evening (Nov. 18) at SpaceX's facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica. The milestone was captured and posted on Twitter by @SpacePadreIsle, which has been closely tracking activity at the Boca Chica site. Another Starship watcher, @bocachicagal, got good footage of the pressure test as well. She's a member of the site NASASpaceflight, which shared her video on YouTube. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk revealed the stainless-steel Mk1 in late September during his annual update about Starship, the company's deep-space transportation system. The architecture consists of a 165-foot-tall (50 meters) spaceship called Starship and a huge rocket known as Super Heavy. Both of these vehicles will be rapidly and repeatedly reusable, Musk has stressed, helping to slash the cost of spaceflight and enable ambitious exploration feats. SpaceX envisions Starship helping humanity colonize the moon and Mars, and perhaps journey even farther afield, out to the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Starship will also fly uncrewed missions — for example, launching satellites to Earth orbit and ferrying science gear to the moon. Indeed, NASA announced yesterday that SpaceX is now eligible to bid on lunar delivery contracts using Starship and Super Heavy. The testing milestones may start coming fast and furious now for the Mk1. During the September unveiling, Musk said that the newly assembled prototype will perform uncrewed test flights to an altitude of about 12 miles (20 kilometers), perhaps beginning in the next few months. And similar activities could soon be taking place on the Atlantic Coast as well. SpaceX is building a full-size Starship prototype called the Mk2 at its facilities on Florida's Space Coast, reasoning that some intracompany competition will improve Starship's final design. That final, operational version could start launching satellites to Earth orbit as early as 2021, SpaceX representatives have said. And during a NASA teleconference yesterday, company president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said that SpaceX aims to have Starship ready for its first uncrewed moon mission by 2022. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Space

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-21-2019 Cars
Tesla Pickup Truck Reveal: Cybertruck Price Expectations

Will it really be as affordable as Elon Musk claims? The grand debut of the Tesla truck is just around the corner (November 21 at 11 PM EST - 8 PM PST). All the eyes of the world will be watching what Tesla does and reveals at this event. With the moment of truth now just days away, let's take a step back to see what's leaked out over time regarding pricing for the all-electric pickup. Gallery: Tesla Truck 3D Renders Pricing Expectations Ahead Of Reveal This Tesla truck topic is perhaps the most controversial. The only previous mention of pricing was made by Elon Musk and it's so low it's somewhat unbelievable. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla truck had a target price of under $50,000. Musk stated: “You should be able to buy a really great truck for $49k or less.” We find it hard to believe that this price point is even possible, but that's was the target set forth by Musk. Here's more from Musk on the price topic: “We don’t want it to be really expensive. I think its got to start at less than $50,000 – it’s got to be like $49,000 starting price max. Ideally less. It just can’t be unaffordable. It’s got to be something that’s affordable. There will be versions of the truck that will be more expensive, but you’ve got to be able to get a really great truck for $49,000 or less.” Perhaps Tesla can deliver a $50,000 electric truck, but we surely don't expect that base version to be immediately available. Furthermore, it'll surely be stripped-down, perhaps so much so that almost nobody outside of commercial fleets would consider buying one. We fully expect maxed-out versions of the Tesla truck to top $100,000 with ease. The question is, can Tesla deliver, say, a Ford F-150 or Ram 1500 fighter at a price that's fairly competitive?

Read Original Article     ON:   INSIDEEVS

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-21-2019 Society
Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong 'Human Rights and Democracy' bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the vital financial center for months. Following the voice vote by senators, the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" now goes to the House of Representatives, which earlier approved its own version of the measure. The two chambers will have to work out their differences before any legislation can be sent to President Donald Trump for his consideration. The Senate then passed a second bill, also unanimously, that would ban the export of certain munitions to Hong Kong police forces. It bans the export of items such as tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and stun guns. There was no immediate response from the White House, which has yet to say whether Trump would sign or veto the Hong Kong Human Rights bill. A U.S. official said recently that no decision had been made. That official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said if the measure gets to Trump's desk there would likely be an intense debate between Trump aides worried that it could undermine trade talks with China and those who believe it is the time to take a stand against China on human rights and Hong Kong’s status. The Chinese embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. At the start of the brief Senate debate, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said, "The people of Hong Kong see what's coming - they see the steady effort to erode the autonomy and their freedoms," as he accused Beijing of "violence and repression." Demonstrators are angry at what they see as Chinese meddling in the freedoms promised to Hong Kong when Britain returned its longtime colony to Chinese rule in 1997. Senate aides said they expected the legislation eventually would move forward as an amendment to a massive defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, expected to pass Congress later this year. Under the Senate bill, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would have to certify at least once a year that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to qualify for special U.S. trading consideration that bolsters its status as a world financial center. It also would provide sanctions against officials responsible for human rights violations in Hong Kong. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   NBC News

Browse our directory of newspapers from Hong Kong SAR

Amazon Online Shopping

2019 Honda Civic Type SI

Your Company Link

Your 9AM and 9PM News
11-21-2019 Science&Technology
Scientist claims to spot insects on Mars, but I think they're just rocks

There are no robot legs on Mars. Or thigh bones. Or reptiles running around eating Martian insects. I'm confident making these statements, but not everyone agrees. Entomologist William Romoser, an Ohio University professor emeritus, presented a research poster claiming to find evidence of life on Mars at an Entomological Society of America conference in St. Louis this week. Ohio University issued a press release on Romoser's research on Tuesday titled Ohio entomologist: Photos show evidence of life on Mars. Poster presentations tend to be less formal than peer-reviewed papers published in science journals. Romoser's poster makes some bold claims -- the heart of which is that there is current life on Mars. The entomologist describes "insect-like" and "reptile-like" forms and says it appears Mars "enjoys a surprising abundance of higher life forms." As evidence, Romoser presents a series of annotated images captured by NASA's Mars rovers. Romoser suggests these show fossilized and extant forms of life, including a reptilian creature preying on an insect-like creature. The images are blurry but seem to show some of the many rocks that litter the Martian landscape. Pareidolia, the human tendency to "see" recognizable shapes in random patterns, may be the mostly likely explanation here. It's a common phenomenon for some alien enthusiasts who enjoy looking through NASA Mars images for familiar-seeming objects. I've done it myself and found all sorts of "alien faces" in rock formations. Mars pareidolia can be a fun pastime, but the Ohio University press release lends a sense of legitimacy to Romoser's claims. This isn't Romoser's first foray into fringe concepts related to Mars. He also issued two reports claiming to find evidence of "unidentified aerial phenomena on Mars." He suggested this may mean the presence of intelligent life forms on the barren planet. NASA's Mars rovers have a long history of exploration, but they have found no evidence of current life. The jury is still out on the possibility of past microbial life. The Mars 2020 rover, set to launch next year, will continue to look into this lingering question. One thing we know for sure is that NASA hasn't spotted any insects or reptiles on Mars. I have reached out to NASA, Ohio University and outside entomologists for comment. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Cnet

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-21-2019 Science&Technology
Japanese Patent Shows What Could Be The PS5's DualShock5

We finally might have our first peek into the PlayStation 5's supposed DualShock 5 controller. First reported by VGC, Sony Interactive Entertainment applied for new patents for the said upcoming controller. The design sketches were published on the Japanese Patent Office's page, but there is no mention of the name of the new controller (which is rumored to be the DualShock 5). While we have seen pictures of the PlayStation 5 development kit, we had no idea of what the controllers looked like up until now. According to the design sketch, the supposed DualShock 5 has much more angled and rounded grips, quite similar to the ones found in the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Pro. Sony seems to have also removed the Light Bar and further expanded the size of the touchpad. The Light Bar is notably used by the PlayStation 4's camera for tracking, especially for VR titles that require the use of the DualShock 4. Its removal might be seen as Sony's move to release a dedicated VR controller for its PSVR system finally. Currently, it relies on both the DualShock 4 and last generation PlayStation Move controllers. The charging port has also been switched from micro-USB to USB type C, and has been moved from the top of the controller to the bottom. An Evolution of the DualShock According to Wired's exclusive interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan, the next-generation successor to the DualShock 4 controller will offer gamers a much more immersive experience. The highlight of the new controllers are the new "adaptive triggers" whose resistance can be adjusted depending on how game developers would program it. This results in much more "tactile experiences," such as where moving through sand "felt slow and soggy." It also has much more refined haptic feedback, which is an upgrade to the rumble motor the DualShock series has been equipped with these past decades. These feedback motors are supposedly similar to the ones found in the Nintendo Switch's Joycons. The controller also boasts of an improved speaker, which, combined with new haptic motors, offers gamers an unparallel experience never before seen on any PlayStation console. A Brief History on the DualShock The first dualshock was the first controller from sony to feature vibration feedback. It was an evolution on the first Dual Analog controller for the Playstation, which was released 2 years after the console's debut. The first DualShock launched in North America in 1998. The DualShock 2 was released alongside the Playstation 2, which was almost exactly the same as the first dual shock. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Tech Times

Browse our directory of newspapers from Japan
11-21-2019 Religion
Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro has a mysterious new ‘lid angle sensor’

Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro not only has a bigger screen, but it returns to a scissor switch keyboard, has louder speakers, a better mic, and a... lid angle sensor? MacRumors found the mention of the new sensor in a service document that was sent to Apple Authorized Service Providers. It shared the info with iFixit, which found the small sensor inside the computer and also noticed that the MacBook Pro’s hinge has a magnet inside it with an arrow that indicates the hinge’s polarity. But that’s as much as we concretely know about the lid angle sensor. Based entirely on the name, it seems likely that the sensor can track the exact angle of the lid in some way. iFixit also speculated that the sensor helps keep a history of how much the display has been adjusted, perhaps to help Apple diagnose any potential “Flexgate”-like backlight issues that could appear on the laptops in the future. Without more information from Apple, it’s hard to know exactly what the sensor might be for. MacRumors did see in the service document that both the computer’s display and lid angle sensor need to be calibrated before a repair is considered to be complete, so Apple seems to want to make sure the sensor is handled properly.

Read Original Article     ON:   The Verge

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-21-2019 Science&Technology
Google Stadia is not Launching with Promised Features but Adds More Games; Google Starts Charging fo

Google Stadia, the company's video game streaming service, is nearing its launch, and Google Store is just starting to charge pre-orderers for the upcoming shipment, plus they have also released ten more games in the last minute. Google Store Begins Charging Pre-Orderers According to 9to5Google, Google Store has only made the process of charging pre-orders for the Founder's Edition of the Stadia. Google does provide a seven-day grace period so you can add another method of payment before your order is officially canceled. Once the payment is made, the Google Store Order page will have a note confirming your payment and that they will email you once your shipment is ready. Additionally, some are reporting their delivery estimates have extended a few days, while others got earlier ones. Nonetheless, shipments should be coming out just in time for its Nov. 19 launch. Additional Games at Launch Meanwhile, The Verge reported that Stadia would be adding ten more additional games that will be playable on the streaming service on day one of its release, including: Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2 Farming Simulator 2019 Final Fantasy XV Football Manager 2020 Grid 2019 Metro Exodus NBA 2K20 Rage 2 Trials Rising Wolfenstein: Youngblood Cyberpunk 2027, Doom: Eternal, and Watch Dogs: Legion are all confirmed for release on Stadia in 2020, while Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which was initially slated for 2020, will be released on Stadia by the end of the year, along with a few more titles. Missing Features But, while everything seems good, not many are a fan of Google Stadia--mostly because the features that were promised won't be available on it yet. During Stadia's Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, the team has revealed that Stadia will be missing a few key features during the launch, but that according to the developers, they will roll them out "as soon as one week after the launch." So, what will fans be missing on the launch day? Players won't be able to access the achievements system, but achievements will be saved and will be recognized when it launches "shortly" after the launch. Family sharing will also not be available for now, but parents can still manage the experience their children will have when using Stadia through the parental controls that can be found on Family Link. Most of all, Stadia won't support Chromecast Ultra devices for a while, which will be used to stream the games on 4K screens—something that many have been waiting for.

Read Original Article     ON:   Tech Times

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States

Yesterday's Most Popular   

11-20-2019 Cars
Great artists steal: Why Ford’s Mustang Mach E was inspired by Tesla in all the right ways

Ford’s Mustang Mach E electric crossover is a big deal for the auto industry. There’s no denying that an iconic brand like the Ford Mustang getting rebuilt from the ground up with a compelling electric makeover is a historic moment in the movement away from ICE vehicles. But how we got to this point is just as important as this vehicle. And what I’ve found out after a few weeks of Ford interviews and research is that much of this Mach E Mustang was inspired by Tesla. Maybe they were just blowing sunshine…at me…but the Ford executives I spoke with absolutely think this is the future of the Mustang and of the wider Ford product line. They readily admit that everything Ford has done up until today in electrification was compliance focused and not at all compelling from a drive standpoint. Sorry, Focus Electric drivers. Everything changed when Jim Hackett took over from Mark Fields as Ford CEO a little over two years ago. One Hackett quote stuck out at me at the time, and rings true after seeing the Mustang Mach E finished product: “The biggest challenge, is to have everybody see the future,” Hackett said. “It’s our right to win there. We don’t have to cede that to anybody. Tesla, anybody.” From day one of Hackett’s tenure, Tesla was the company that Ford wanted to emulate more than anything else. Sure, Ford has a ton of stuff going for them including a great legacy. But looking to the future, a lot had to change at Ford. More technology. More innovation. Faster updates. Less meetings and bureaucracy. Quicker thinking and reactions. Boldness. –– These are all statements I’ve heard Ford talk about, describing what the team had to accomplish in making this Mustang in just two years. During every step of the Mustang reveal you can see Tesla’s influence. I want to clarify here and will along the way: This is a great thing. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said on numerous occasions that Tesla’s mission is to move the whole industry forward more quickly. This is exactly what that that influence looks like. Mustang Mach E drives and reveal in Tesla’s literal back yard As the vans full of Mach E journalists pulled off the 105 highway, I was shocked to see SpaceX headquarters and the adjacent Tesla Design studio in the background. We were pulling into the hanger where Tesla holds all of its Los Angeles events. Journalists were looking out for CYBRTRKs (OK, me too). I was calculating the odds that this was some sort of coincidence. How many places are there in the Los Angeles area to have a car event? To use the same spot that Tesla often uses seemed a little…ballsy. I asked a Ford rep later and they indicated that no, it wasn’t in fact a coincidence and they wondered if I thought they were sending a message. I definitely do, though that message may have a lot of different interpretations depending on which “horse” you are backing. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Electrek

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-20-2019 Science&Technology
SpaceX’s Starship comes to life for the first time in lead-up to launch debut

For the first time ever, SpaceX has pressurized Starship Mk1’s building-sized propellant tanks, a critical test that culminated in the rocket prototype essentially taking its first ‘breaths’. An anthropomorphization sometimes used to describe the venting launch vehicles often exhibit while during and after fueling, Starship Mk1’s so-called ‘breaths’ occurred around 5:59 pm CST (23:59 UTC). Those first vents came after roughly an hour or two spent performing several different pressurization cycles, observable due to the fact that Starship’s stainless steel tanks visibly smoothed out as pressure increased. Due to the typical distances Starship is viewed from and the nature of the mirror-finished stainless steel SpaceX has chosen to build the next-generation launch vehicle out of, the exterior of Starship prototypes can produce a reflection that looks bumpy and disjointed. This has lead many a layperson to incorrectly assume that SpaceX’s Starship prototypes are thus shoddily built. In reality, viewed from afar, the tiniest hint of surface heterogeneity on a mirror can dramatically change what is reflected on its surface. Even at the thinness of Starship Mk1’s liquid oxygen and methane tanks, stainless steel is still extremely strong, but pressurizing the vehicle’s tanks can clearly counteract a significant portion of the slight imperfections in their curvature. Although it’s now clear that SpaceX did in fact perform some kind of pressurization test with Starship Mk1, it remains to be seen what exactly the nature of that testing was. First and foremost, SpaceX did establish significant roadblocks almost six hours before testing began, and company workers vacated the launch site several hours before visible Starship pressurization and venting. Fairly soon after that vent, workers returned to the pad and may or may not have been present during additional (but more subdued) venting activity. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Tesla Rati

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-20-2019 Security
Google Confirms Android Camera Security Threat: ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected

The security research team at Checkmarx has made something of a habit of uncovering alarming vulnerabilities, with past disclosures covering Amazon’s Alexa and Tinder. However, a discovery of vulnerabilities affecting Google and Samsung smartphones, with the potential to impact hundreds of millions of Android users, is the biggest to date. What did the researchers discover? Oh, only a way for an attacker to take control of smartphone camera apps and remotely take photos, record video, spy on your conversations by recording them as you lift the phone to your ear, identify your location, and more. All of this performed silently, in the background, with the user none the wiser. Google and Samsung camera app vulnerabilities When the Checkmarx security research team began researching the Google Camera app, on the Pixel 2XL and Pixel 3 smartphones that were to hand, they found several vulnerabilities. All of these were initiated by issues allowing an attacker to bypass user permissions. “Our team found a way of manipulating specific actions and intents,” Erez Yalon, director of security research at Checkmarx said, “making it possible for any application, without specific permissions, to control the Google Camera app. This same technique also applied to Samsung’s Camera app.” The implications of these vulnerabilities, given the footprint of Google and Samsung smartphones alone, presented a significant threat to hundreds of millions of users. The vulnerabilities themselves (CVE-2019-2234) allowed a rogue application to grab input from the camera, microphone as well as GPS location data, all remotely. The implications of being able to do this are serious enough that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) specifically has a set of permissions that any application must request from the user and be approved before enabling such actions. What the Checkmarx researchers did was to create an attack scenario that abused the Google Camera app itself to bypass these permissions. They did so by creating a malicious app that exploited one of the most commonly requested permissions: storage access. “A malicious app running on an Android smartphone that can read the SD card,” Yalon said, “not only has access to past photos and videos, but with this new attack methodology, can be directed to take new photos and videos at will.” ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Forbes

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-20-2019 Science&Technology
NASA to Unveil New Private Moon Lander Partners Today. How to Listen In

Update for 5 p.m. EST (2100 GMT): NASA has picked SpaceX's Starship, Blue Origin's Blue Moon and landers by Sierra Nevada Corp., Ceres Robotics and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. to join its private moon lander program. Read our full story here. Original story: NASA will unveil the newest companies to build private landers for trips to the moon today (Nov. 18) and you can follow the announcement live online. At 4:30 p.m. EST (2030 GMT), NASA will announce them newest U.S. companies to join the agency's Commercial Lunar Payload Services project, or CLPS, for private moon landers. The new companies will join a select pool of American firms vying for NASA contracts to land experiments on the moon as part of the agency's Artemis program, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. NASA will webcast its announcement in a teleconference, which you can follow live on here, courtesy of NASA. You can also follow the teleconference live on NASA's website. Steve Clarke, the deputy associate administrator for exploration in NASA's science directorate, will speak during today's announcement. He'll be joined by CLPS project manager Chris Culbert of the Johnson Space Center and representatives from the newly selected companies. Today's announcement follows NASA's selection of three companies — Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond — to build commercial robotic moon landers for future missions. Since then, Orbit Beyond has dropped out of the program and NASA has opened a new phase of the CLPS project for companies. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Space

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States

Last Week Most Popular Videos in  

11-16-2019 Games
Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020

Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription. It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come. The announcements came at XO19, the company’s Xbox-focused event, which is taking place in London. They seem calculated to take the wind out of Google’s sails; the opening lineup of Stadia, Google’s entry in the game streaming world, was finalized earlier this week and is rather bare bones. Microsoft is hoping Google’s first-mover advantage will be nullified by the expected confusion around payments, features, titles and other issues Stadia is still working out. Game Pass is currently in a preview period on PC. Although Microsoft did not supply a hard release date, saying only that 2020 is the plan. That year will also bring Windows 10 support, PC game streaming and potentially an expansion beyond Android for mobile streaming. The price, too, is TBA — Google’s proposition is remarkably complicated, and it will take time for consumers to figure out what they’re willing to pay for, what the real costs are, and so on. So Microsoft is probably going to wait and see here. But what is known about xCloud is that gamers will get access to all the games currently available on Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription — well over a hundred PC and console titles right now, with more being added regularly. That makes it easier to commit to for a lot of gamers. New controllers will be supported soon, including Sony’s DualShock 4, which comes with the PlayStation 4; that’s a real olive branch to Microsoft’s arch-rival. And new countries will be brought into the fold soon, as well: Canada, India, Japan and “Western Europe.” Game Pass will also be receiving dozens of titles old and new throughout 2020, including Final Fantasy 7 through 15, Darksiders 3, Flight Simulator and a bunch of newly announced games such as Obsidian’s new “Honey, I Shrunk the Survival Game” title, “Grounded.” ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Tech Crunch

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
11-15-2019 Politics
‘Evo, I hope your exile is short’: Roger Waters sends message of support to Bolivia’s Morales (VIDEO

Bolivian President Evo Morales was “ripped away from his people by greed,” former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters said in a message of support to the exiled leader, ousted in a coup and forced to seek asylum in Mexico. “Evo Morales, if you see this, more power to you. I hope your exile is short, your people need you. They need a leader like you,” Waters said in the video posted online, adding that the socialist leader had done a “great job” as the country’s first indigenous leader. “You’ve pulled so many of your people out of poverty and gave them a sense of dignity,” the rock ‘n’ roll legend said. You have right and history on your side and the sooner you are able to come home to your beloved Bolivia, the better it would be for the people and for you… but also for the rest of us. Waters said he was not a religious man, but if he were, he would be “praying for that moment.” Bolivia has fallen into the hands of “thugs and fascists and totalitarianism” since the coup which forced Morales to resign this week, the British musician said. Waters is a lifelong left-wing political activist and opponent of US imperialism around the world. He has also spoken out about the jailing of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva and has been a staunch advocate for jailed Australian journalist Julian Assange. Morales fled Bolivia on Tuesday after being pressured by to step down following weeks of protests over election results that the opposition claimed were tampered with. Meanwhile, unelected opposition politician Jeanine Anez declared herself “interim president” on Wednesday.

Read Original Article     ON:   RT Question More

Browse our directory of newspapers from Bolivia
11-07-2019 Science&Technology
SpaceX begins Starship launch mount installation at historic Pad 39A in Florida

At the same time as SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas team is working around the clock to prepare Starship Mk1 for several major tests, the company is building a second dedicated Starship launch complex at Pad 39A and as of November 4th, that construction effort has reached a symbolic milestone. — Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) November 4, 2019 According to photos taken by local resident and famed rocket and ship photographer Julia Bergeron on a bus tour of Kennedy Space Center (KSC), SpaceX has officially begun to install a large steel structure at Launch Complex 39A, a pad the company has leased from NASA since 2014. Known as a launch mount, the massive structure will one day support SpaceX’s first East Coast Starship and Super Heavy static fires and test flights. At SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas Starship facilities, the company has already made a huge amount of progress fabricating and outfitting a brand new launch mount that will soon support Starship Mk1’s first propellant loading, static fire, and flight tests. The spartan steel structure looks different from anything SpaceX has built in the past for Falcon 9 and is equally unrecognizable alongside the renders of a finished-product launch pad included in an updated Starship launch video. What is undeniable, nevertheless, is the speed with which technicians have taken the Texas launch mount from a group of unconnected, partially-finished parts to a nearly complete structure with the business half of Starship Mk1 installed on top. SpaceX workers have built the mount, completed a large amount of plumbing to connect it to nearby liquid oxygen, methane, nitrogen, and helium reserves, and installed Starship on the mount in less than two months. The final integration of different prefabricated pieces began barely a month before Starship was moved to the pad, as pictured below. TWO PADS, TWO APPROACHES Although Boca Chica’s launch mount is quite large, based on Julia’s photos of Pad 39A, Florida’s nascent launch mount is going to be significantly bigger. The section that SpaceX began installing in the first days of November appears already be much taller than the mount in Texas, and it also looks more like a rectangular corner than anything resembling part of Boca Chica’s hexagonal structure. At the same time, the apparent rectangular corner being worked on in Florida would be a much better fit for the partially-enclosed launch mount structure shown in SpaceX’s official 2019 Starship launch video. ...

Read Original Article     ON:   Tesla Rati

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States
10-31-2019 Environment
'Start Listening': Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has turned down a major environmental prize. "It is a huge honor," Thunberg said of the Nordic Council Environment Prize. "But the climate movement does not need any more awards." "What we need is for our politicians and the people in power to start listening to the current, best available science," she added. The award Thunberg rejected came with prize money of 350,000 Danish kroner — about $52,000. The Swedish activist, who is currently traveling in North America, was also a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. That award ultimately went to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. The Nordic Council, an organization aimed at promoting cooperation between Nordic governments, awarded Thunberg the prize for "breathing new life into the debate surrounding the environment and climate at a critical moment in world history." "She has stubbornly and persuasively urged the world to listen to research and act on the basis of facts," the council said in a statement. Council president Hans Wallmark said that the body respects both Thunberg's decision to turn down the award "and the reasons for this decision." As for the $52,000 award, Wallmark said the council "will now think carefully about what to do with the prize money." In a statement on Instagram explaining why she declined, Thunberg slammed the council's member countries for not taking firmer action on climate change. "The Nordic countries have a great reputation around the world when it comes to climate and environmental issues," she said. "But when it comes to our actual emissions and our ecological footprints per capita — if we include our consumption, our imports as well as aviation and shipping — then it's a whole other story." Thunberg referenced a recent WWF and Global Footprint Network report that stated Swedes, and other EU residents, are depleting natural ecosystems far faster than they can renew.

Read Original Article     ON:   NPR

Browse our directory of newspapers from Sweden

To browse world newspapers directory click here

Or search world newspapers by name

Breaking news headlines from world's most important newspapers

11-21-2019 |

Officials Testify That Trump’s Requests on Ukraine Call Were Inappropriate

Next Democratic Debate: The Top Four vs. Everyone Else

Racist Manifesto Lands on Syracuse Students’ Phones, Deepening Crisis

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States

11-21-2019 |

Emilia Clarke 'A lot more savvy' to pressure for nude scenes after 'terrifying' Game of Thrones experience

Election debate Johnson and Corbyn clash over NHS future

Hong Kong Anger in China as US Senate passes bill protecting protesters' rights

Browse our directory of newspapers from United Kingdom

11-21-2019 |

Mil denuncias en Latinoamérica rompen el silencio sobre los abusos sexuales en la Iglesia

Escasez y violencia en la Bolivia de los bloqueos

La ruidosa seducción de Argentina a la Davis

Browse our directory of newspapers from Spain

11-21-2019 |

Contrapunto por el ajuste en la primera charla entre Fernández y Georgieva

Religión. Cayó a 62,9% la cantidad de argentinos que dice ser católico

Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke contó que la presionaron para salir desnuda

Browse our directory of newspapers from Argentina

11-21-2019 |

As Trump keeps quiet, AMA wants vaping ban

Another case of plague, linked to Black Death found in China

College student arrested for trying to support ISIS

Browse our directory of newspapers from United States

11-21-2019 |

Decisão do STF ameaça caso Queiroz, mas não livra presidente e filhos de apuração

Fator Lula: Reforma administrativa será 'suave', afirma Bolsonaro

Machismo na tecnologia impulsiona iniciativas de mulheres em programação

Browse our directory of newspapers from Brazil

11-21-2019 |

Private health costs 'to soar' as young people drop cover

CHINA RELATIONS No trivial matter: Our soul at stake if we stay silent on China

Valiant Pacer returns to Australian showrooms after 50 years

Browse our directory of newspapers from Australia

11-21-2019 |

Heather Scoffield: Was Liberal government playing fair with $565M in pre-election spending?

Vinay Menon: The ‘Frozen 2’ sequel is not a movie — it’s a sadistic prison for parents

Freeland among ministers who may get new posts as Trudeau set to unveil new-look cabinet

Browse our directory of newspapers from Canada

Top 150 World Newspapers (*)

No. Newspaper / Country No. Newspaper / Country No. Newspaper / Country No. Newspaper / Country
1 The New York Times / United States 2 The Guardian / United Kingdom 3 The Daily Mail / United Kingdom 4 China Daily / China
5 The Washington Post / United States 6 The Telegraph / United Kingdom 7 The Wall Street Journal / United States 8 USA Today / United States
9 The Times of India / India 10 The Independent / United Kingdom 11 Los Angeles Times / United States 12 El País / Spain
13 Financial Times / United Kingdom 14 The People's Daily / China 15 United Daily News / China 16 The Economic Daily / China
17 Le Monde / France 18 Daily Mirror / United Kingdom 19 El Mundo / Spain 20 Daily News / United States
21 La Repubblica / Italy 22 Bild / Germany 23 Le Figaro / France 24 The Sydney Morning Herald / Australia
25 Houston Chronicle / United States 26 Hürriyet / Turkey 27 Chicago Tribune / United States 28 The Examiner / United States
29 New York Post / United States 30 Asahi Shimbun / Japan 31 Corriere della Sera / Italy 32 The Economic Times / India
33 Milliyet Gazetesi / Turkey 34 Marca / Spain 35 Liberty Times / Taiwan 36 Die Welt / Germany
37 The Globe and Mail / Canada 38 Nihon Keizai Shimbun / Japan 39 The Hollywood Reporter / United States 40 Sabah / Turkey
41 The Christian Science Monitor / United States 42 Daily Express / United Kingdom 43 Kompas / Indonesia 44 The Indian Express / India
45 Yomiuri Shimbun / Japan 46 Gazeta Wyborcza / Poland 47 The Hindu / India 48 The Toronto Star / Canada
49 The Sun / United Kingdom 50 The Age / Australia 51 The Boston Globe / United States 52 Philippine Daily Inquirer / Philippines
53 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Germany 54 The Washington Times / United States 55 Clarín / Argentina 56 Chosun Ilbo / Japan
57 Die Zeit / Germany 58 The Onion / United States 59 Metro / United Kingdom 60 ABC / Spain
61 The Seattle Times / United States 62 The Times / United Kingdom 63 La Gazzetta dello Sport / Italy 64 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Germany
65 The Hill / United States 66 Dainik Bhaskar / India 67 The Philadelphia Inquirer / United States 68 The Oregonian / United States
69 The Dong-a Ilbo / Korea 70 La Nación / Argentina 71 The Hindustan Times / India 72 San Jose Mercury News / United States
73 The Dallas Morning News / United States 74 AS / Spain 75 The Australian / Australia 76 Star Tribune / United States
77 Qingdao News / China 78 The Jerusalem Post / Israel 79 The Plain Dealer / United States 80 L'Equipe / France
81 Komsomolskaya Pravda / Russia 82 The Denver Post / United States 83 Mladá fronta Dnes / Czech Republic 84 Libération / France
85 O Globo / Brazil 86 Aftonbladet / Sweden 87 The Japan Times / Japan 88 Business Standard / India
89 Le Nouvel Observateur / France 90 Kommersant / Russia 91 Le Parisien / France 92 The New Zealand Herald / New Zealand
93 Detroit Free Press / United States 94 Newsday / United States 95 The Baltimore Sun / United States 96 National Post / Canada
97 Il Sole 24 Ore / Italy 98 The Miami Herald / United States 99 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / United States 100 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / United States
101 The Irish Independent / Ireland 102 South China Morning Post / Hong Kong SAR 103 The Irish Times / Ireland 104 The Star Online / Malaysia
105 De Telegraaf / Netherlands 106 Dawn / Pakistan 107 Der Standaard / Austria 108 The Sacramento Bee / United States
109 20 Minutos / Spain 110 Mainichi Shimbun / Japan 111 Rossiyskaya Gazeta / Russia 112 Apple Daily / Taiwan
113 DNA - Daily News & Analysis / India 114 La Stampa / Italy 115 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / United States 116 20 Minutes / France
117 La Vanguardia / Spain 118 Evening Standard / United Kingdom 119 China Times / Taiwan 120 The Straits Times / Singapore
121 Orlando Sentinel / United States 122 Der Tagesspiegel / Germany 123 South Florida Sun-Sentinel / United States 124 Verdens Gang / Norway
125 Argumenti i Fakti / Russia 126 Boston Herald / United States 127 Infobae / Argentina 128 Dagbladet / Norway
129 Independent Online / South Africa 130 The New York Observer / United States 131 Yeni Safak / Turkey 132 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / United States
133 The Kansas City Star / United States 134 Al-Ahram / Egypt 135 The Scotsman / United Kingdom 136 Nikkan Sports / Japan
137 Deseret News / United States 138 Herald Sun / Australia 139 The Vancouver Sun / Canada 140 Yang Cheng Wan Bao / China
141 Les Échos / France 142 Gulf News / United Arab Emirates 143 Yedioth Aharonot / Israel 144 Sports Nippon / Japan
145 The Orange County Register / United States 146 Expressen / Sweden 147 St. Louis Post-Dispatch / United States 148 / Russia
149 Handelsblatt / Germany 150 The Daily Telegraph / Australia

(*) Selected by 4International Media & Newspapers

Our Readers Recommended Sites

Our Staff Recommended Sites
Turismo en Colonia del Sacramento   

Your recently accessed world newspapers
-- No newspapers accessed recently --

Copyright © 1996-2019 MediaWeb SA, The Soft Lab . All rights reserved.