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Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Despite the Nintendo Wii U’s rather disheartening performance on its release, the mobile gaming company has high hopes from its Switch console.

A number of analysts have warned that the Switch could be the last game console from Nintendo should it fails to attract gamers. However, early sales figures for the console have thus far been encouraging.

Meanwhile, some reports suggested that Nintendo is considering a plan to introduce a Nintendo Switch Mini, which would actually deliver a totally new gaming experience.

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Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

The production of the thirty-game NES Classic Edition plug-&-play system will be ceased by the end of this month, Nintendo representatives announced on Thursday.

Nintendo representative explained that the NES Classic Edition was not intended to be a long-term product. However, the4 product’s high demand prompted the company to add extra shipments to its original plans.

The company has also decided to discontinue the production of the NES Classic controller, despite a high demand for the product.

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FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved 23andMe’s personal genetic test for certain diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and celiac diseases.

The FDA said in statement that the genetic test assess genetic risk for the aforementioned conditions but does not diagnose them. The federal agency also urged people to use their results to help make decisions regarding lifestyle choices and to inform discussions with a healthcare expert.

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A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Software giant Microsoft Corp. has officially started encouraging users of Windows 10 to download and install the Creators Edition patch. Among other notably policy changes, the company has formally banned emulators on Xbox.

Last week, the company said that they would make Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also called 1703 or Build 15063, available to technically savvy users from 5th of April using Media Creation tool or Windows 10 Update Assistant tool.

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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

In his yet another controversial decision, U.S. President Donald Trump has repealed the rules that banned Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ private information.

Thus, ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are no longer be obligated to seek their customers’ consent before sharing or selling their private data. In other words, ISPs do not have to notify their customers about what sort of data they collect and share with others.

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Trump’s executive order threatens US’ disaster prevention efforts: experts say

Trump’s executive order threatens US’ disaster prevention efforts: experts say

Experts have once again warned that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recently issued executive order to sweep away Obama administration’s climate change regulations could endanger efforts to build resilience to potential natural disasters.

Oxfam America’s climate change policy manager Heather Coleman and many other experts have warned that Trump’s executive order would make it harder to for government to cap global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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NASA launches searchable library of space images and videos

NASA launches searchable library of space images and videos

Making it much easier for everyone to trawl its media archives, NASA has set up a searchable library that hosts its best high-resolution images, videos as well as audio files from nearly five dozen collections.

The newly launched library can be accessed by anyone who has an internet connection. In other words, these image and videos are copyright free. One can download and use these pictures and videos for whatever purpose one wants.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Juno space probe whizzed closely by Jupiter on Monday (March 27th) in its fifth flyby of the gas giant, the American space agency announced.

NASA said in a statement that its Juno spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter at 4:52 a.m. EDT or 0852 GMT, hovering just 2,700 miles above the gas giant, while traveling at a sped of around 129,000 mph or 208,000 km per hour.

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Scientists grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

Scientists grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

Making a potential breakthrough in the field of healthcare, a team of scientists has grown beating human heart cells on spinach leaves.

Scientists from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro successfully grew beating heart tissue on leaves of spinach that were stripped of plant cells in a process known as decellularization.

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