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MacRumors: Apple AirPods come with standard one-year warranty; no AppleCare+

MacRumors: Apple AirPods come with standard one-year warranty; no AppleCare+

According to a MacRumors report, there is no AppleCare+ for Apple’s new AirPods wireless headphones. The headphones come only with the standard one-year warranty which covers issues like losing the capacity of the batteries.

As such, as per the report, the loss of an AirPod component – either the bud or the case – is not covered by warranty.

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Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

Researchers analyze diamond chunks to better understand deep Earth

In a bid to better understand the extreme depths of Earth, a diamond geologist and colleagues at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) cracked open and analyzed tiny chunks and scraps leftover from some of the world’s biggest diamonds.

The researchers led by diamond geologist Evan Smith got the GIA to acquire eight fingernail-sized chunks of those big, expensive diamonds. The chunks were leftover from big diamonds when the rough diamonds were cut into glistening jewels.

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Earth is due for ‘extinction-level’ comet or asteroid strike: NASA scientist warns

Earth is due for ‘extinction-level’ comet or asteroid strike: NASA scientist war

Earth is due for an “extinction-level” event like a huge comet or asteroid strike but humans are not prepared for any such potential life-threatening catastrophe, a NASA scientist has warned.

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Uber may “very soon” launch its self-driving car fleet in SF

Uber may “very soon” launch its self-driving car fleet in SF

According to a CNET report, a fleet of Uber-branded self-driving vehicles have been spotted in a warehouse in San Francisco. The discovery implies that the ride-hailing service is apparently getting set to launch its self-driving car fleet for San Francisco customers.

The indications of Uber’s imminent launch of a self-driving car fleet in San Francisco marks the expansion of the company’s self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh --- the only US city in which Uber currently offers its self-driving cars after launching a small fleet in September this year.

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Post-outburst stress causes eye damage to ESPN’s Britt McHenry

Post-outburst stress causes eye damage to ESPN’s Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry, the glamorous ESPN reporter who was suspended after being caught on camera cruelly belittling a tow truck employee, has said the stress of that scandal has damaged her eyesight.

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17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

One in six American adults has to take a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions like anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to a new study.

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Apple’s BeatsX wireless earphones have been delayed indefinitely

Apple’s BeatsX wireless earphones have been delayed indefinitely

Authorized Apple reseller B&H has revealed in a recent email that the launch of Apple’s forthcoming BeatsX wireless earphones has apparently been delay indefinitely. The earphones will probably not ship until early 2017.

According to the email, it is highly unlikely that the shipping of the BeatsX wireless earphones will commence in the next 2-3 months.

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Humpback whale rescued off Boston

Humpback whale rescued off Boston

The 30-foot humpback whale that had caught in fishing gear off the coast of Boston last Thursday was finally disentangled and freed on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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WSJ: Apple AirPods delay is technical; caused by audio sync issue

WSJ: Apple AirPods delay is technical; caused by audio sync issue

According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Apple's delayed launch of its AirPods wireless headphones is rooted in a technical issue related to the audio sync capability of the device.

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Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane (CH4), one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, are on the rise, a team of researchers reported in an analysis published in the journal Environmental Research Letters on Sunday.

The researchers warned that methane is surging in the atmosphere after a period of comparative stagnation in the 2000s. They also warned that efforts to tackle global warming and climate change will be undermined unless efforts are made to bring methane under tighter control.

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