Technology Archive

Nintendo’s market cap doubles to $42 billion since Pokemon GO launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares of Japan’s Nintendo Co (7974.T) soared another 14 percent on Tuesday, more than doubling the business’s market capitalization to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) in only seven sessions since the mobile game Pokemon GO was established in the United States. The extraordinary success of Pokemon GO – now accessible 35 states,

Diabetics Are Fighting The Disease Using This New DIY Kit

A fresh DIY kit has surfaced on the horizon, and it’s requiring the medical world by storm. Nightscout is an open source platform developed and run completely by an international community of type 1 diabetics. The motivation behind it – the same every DIY job has – they need to take matters into their own

New social media tools empower citizen journalism

Washington (AFP) – It may be inside a demonstration rally, or in front of a fatal shooting. Social and Smartphones, video media are empowering citizens like never before to tell their narratives. This became clear with the live video before this month from Diamond Reynolds when she streamed it live on Facebook and caught the

Twitter to stream US college sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Twitter on Thursday announced a deal to stream US school sports matches, fostering its live tv offerings as it attempts to entice more users and sales. Twitter will be the top streaming associate for PAC-12 Plus, a broadband network of live events generated by the dozen universities in the convention, based

Messaging app Line skyrockets in Tokyo trading debut

TOKYO (AFP) – Messaging program Line rocketed in its Tokyo trading advent Friday after an eyepopping jump in New York, as investors cheered the year’s largest technology share deal. The recently listed stock closed at 4,345 yen ($41), up 32 percent from its initial public offering price of 3,300 yen, and valuing the company at

Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo’s mobile game shift

TOKYO (AFP) – With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo’s nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a huge hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant’s choice to unshackle itself from a longstanding games consoles-only policy. Since its launch smartphone game Pokemon Go topping the standings at official online shops and has been winning legions of supporters

Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

CAIRO (AFP) – The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for the penultimate stop in the solar-powered airplane’s world tour, two days after setting off from Spain. The experimental airplane will continue from Cairo to Abu Dhabi, where it started its marathon journey in March last year, and had finished the first solo

German scientists seek way to end live chick shredding

Dresden (Germany) (AFP) – In a cellar of Dresden University, German scientists are active refining a technique that could save millions of downy chicks from being shredded to passing minutes after they hatch. The young hatchlings are generally condemned to a violent ending just since they’re not female, as roosters are deemed mostly worthless in

Un GPS para proteger al leopardo de las nieves

Se estima que que quedan unos 6.000 ejemplares del leopardo de las nieves en el mundo, y 400 o 500 de ellos se encuentra en Nepal. Para proteger an este felino caracterizado por su piel blanca y originario de Asia Central, un grupo de veterinarios, biologos y tecnicos han desarrollado un collar con un Sistema

SpaceX rocket to ISS disintegrates 2 minutes after launch

New York (Web Desk) An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, carrying two tons of equipment for the International Space Station, exploded shortly after lifting off at 10.21am Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral, RT reported. An anomaly was experienced by the vehicle on rise, tweeted SpaceX. The firm, which is possessed by the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk,