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Stephen Hawking says mankind needs to leave Earth to survive

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 15 mins ago

Often referred to as the 'most intelligent man on Earth', Professor Stephen Hawking has told audiences in Australia that the future of humankind is grim if we don't master interplanetary travel by the end of the century.

 

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From his office in Cambridge, Hawking appeared via hologram to sold-out crowds at Sydney's Opera House, telling crowds that he didn't "think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet... We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity". Hawking's comments echo many other respected scientists, urging authorities to plan for the need to leave our big blue planet, a topic at the heart of the 2014 feature film'Interstellar'.

 

In a lighter topic, Hawking also fielded a question on the "cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world".

Best Buy warms up to Apple Pay, even with allegiance to CurrentC

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 15 mins ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Best Buy will begin accepting Apple Pay mobile payments later this year, including as a payment method for apps.

 

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This is a major victory for Apple, as Best Buy is a partner of the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), which is developing its own CurrentC mobile payment ecosystem. Best Buy reportedly has an exclusivity agreement signed with MCX, and that's why Apple Pay can't go live until the fall.

 

"We understand - and strongly support - our merchant partners' quest to do what's best for their customers," said Scott Rankin, COO at MCX, in a statement published by the New York Times. "As we have stated in [the] past, we are of the firm belief that there need to be at least 2-3 major players within the mobile payments ecosystem for it to succeed."

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Korean researchers create wearable thermoelectric generator tech

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 50 mins ago

KAIST researchers in South Korea are working on creating a thermoelectric generator that can be used to help power wearable electronics. The team developed a glass fabric TE generator that is able to produce electricity based on heat created by the human body.

 

 

"Our technology presents an easy and simple way of fabricating an extremely flexible, light, and high-performance TE generator," said Byung Jin Cho, head of the KAIST research team, in a statement to the media. "We expect that this technology will find further applications in scale-up systems such as automobiles, factories, aircrafts, and vessels where we see abundant thermal energy being wasted."

 

There have been organic and inorganic material TE generators manufactured in the past, while Cho's team is interested in a new concept that is able to be flexible yet not lose much thermal energy. KAIST's design utilizes a self-sustaining structure that is able to accurately trap inorganic TE materials in between upper and lower substrates.

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Konami confirms Kojima's Silent Hills video game has been terminated

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours ago

Game publisher Konami has confirmed it doesn't plan on developing the Silent Hills project, as the company continues dealing with internal drama. Both Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus previously showed disappointment that they won't be involved in the game title any longer, as Konami tries to sort itself out.

 

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"Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued," Konami said in a statement to GameSpot.

 

Director Hideo Kojima is leaving the company and it looks like a power struggle is currently taking place among Konami's senior leadership. It's a shame to see that Konami and Kojima's public feud has spilled over from Metal Gear Solid 5 and has impacted Silent Hills.

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Scientists: 75 percent of very hot days due to global warming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 hours, 17 mins ago

A new scientific report finds three out of four extremely hot days are caused by humans and greenhouse gases - and it's an important metric considering there is more talk regarding climate change.

 

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Researchers took a look at one-tenth of one percent of hot days, picking the hottest and most extreme days - and used 25 computer models to find that these extreme weather days occurred once in three years, assuming there were no greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans. However, when the current level of greenhouse gases is included, the number jumps to four days.

 

"This new study helps get the actual probability or odds of human influence," said Jonathan Overpeck, climate scientist at the University of Arizona, in a statement published by the AP. "This is key: If you don't like hot temperature extremes that we're getting, you now know how you can reduce the odds of such events by reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

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Restricted 'Ted 2' red band trailer brings the laughs

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 hours, 28 mins ago

Seth McFarlane's 2012 debut feature film 'Ted', starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis was a huge success for Universal Studios, grossing over half a billion dollars on a $50 million budget. It's no surprise that a sequel is on the way, and today the studio have released a risque red band trailer for the film - but only if you're over 18....

 

 

This time around, Ted has given up his bachelor ways and married his girlfriend Tami-Lyn, but when the couple decide to expand the family, the oversize teddy bear must prove he is a human in the eyes of the low to retain custody of a child. Directed by 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' creator Seth McFarlane the sequel returns stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis and adds Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

 

'Ted 2' hits cinemas in Australia on June 25th, and on June 26th in the United States.

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AOL CEO: AOL-Yahoo merger just a 'dead notion' at this point

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 8 hours, 5 mins ago

AOL and Yahoo will not merge together despite financial industry rumors, and the former ISP giant is focusing on developing niche business units. An AOL-Yahoo merger has been rumored for years, but investors from both companies said it's not worth the trouble of bringing up a possible merger until it's seriously brought to the table.

 

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"We have to really make a decision whether we want to take a step back, and go back and think about doing something like [a merger], versus, do we focus on growth?" said Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL, in a statement to CNBC.

 

Instead of worrying about a merger, AOL will seriously consider acquisitions that help its supply business, customer data, and video and automated ads. "You should assume we're going to do everything we possibly can to move those three things forward."

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Drones will be used by London police to monitor airports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 hours, 30 mins ago

Airports in London will use drones as part of airport security, after an 18-month study by the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters discovered drones may end up being "transformative."

 

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A one-year trial was successful at Gatwick airport, and now drones will be deployed for use at Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and City. Drones and related technology will be issued to police agencies over the next 18 months, according to officials.

 

Even with police interested in drone flights, with the same officials responsible for complaints related to drone misuse, privacy experts are worried about this latest development.

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Apple Pay will begin supporting Discover credit cards this fall

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 9 hours, 25 mins ago

Discover card members will be able to use the Apple Pay mobile payments service later this year, the company has confirmed. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch owners can already use Apple Pay with Visa, American Express and MasterCard.

 

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"As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving card members secure options for using their cards and mobile services," said Diane Offereins, president of payment services at Discover. "Discover's focus on simplicity and value for our card members aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient."

 

Apple is in a continued fight to win over retailers, with credit card companies and banks already jumping on the Apple Pay bandwagon. The company will eventually see itself competing against Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and the Merchant Customer Exchange, as more companies enter the mobile payment ecosystem.

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ESPN Radio host says he would quit if asked to cover eSports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 32 mins ago

Don't count Colin Cowherd, host of The Herd on ESPN Radio, as a fan of eSports, promising he would quit if he's ever asked to cover gaming.

 

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On Sunday evening, ESPN2 showed the finals of a "Heroes of the Dorm" competition, in which two competing universities were playing for scholarship money - and many ESPN viewers were not pleased with what they saw.

 

It turns out, at least one ESPN employee also didn't like the coverage: "If ESPN ever forced me to cover that, or do play-by-play, I would quit," Cowherd said. "Somebody lock the basement door at mom's house, and don't let 'em out. I will quit this network if I am ever asked to cover that."

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