Google: Android Pie will hit more devices in 2018 than Oreo did in 2017

Google has long been criticised for the long delays between Android upgrades. While iPhone users are merrily chowing down on regular OS updates, Android users have to wait for long intervals, with lower cost handsets never seeing an update at all during their lifespans. Google’s update framework, Project Treble, seeks to rectify this, and the […]

Russian border guards found 1,400+ terrorist-linked suspects in 2017

Russian border guards discovered over 1,400 suspects linked to terrorism in 2017, a high-ranking federal security general told RIA. The Russian Border Service is marking its 100th anniversary on Monday. “Militants pressured out of conflict zones are trying to use international transport channels to get into Russia… the Border Service and the local security services […]

The Highest Paid US Airline CEOs of 2017

The Highest Paid US Airline CEOs of 2017 Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

Police release body-camera videos from Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in 2017

ABC News/LVMPD Las Vegas police released some video of law enforcement officers responding to the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people in 2017. The footage did not show what the first officer through the door saw because he didn’t activate his body-worn camera. The Associated Press and other media outlets sued to obtain videos, […]

The US government logged 308,984 potential space-junk collisions in 2017 — and the problem could get much worse

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/JSC China’s Tiangong-1 space station recently crashed to Earth as a giant chunk of space junk. But there are millions of small, hard-to-track bits of orbital debris that can collide with satellites. In 2017, the US government logged 308,984 close calls with space junk and issued 655 “emergency-reportable” alerts to satellite […]

Facebook spent more than $7 million protecting Mark Zuckerberg in 2017 as he trekked all over the United States (FB)

Facebook Facebook spent $ 7.3 million on security for CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2017. The cost was up 50% on the year before, and came as he flew all over the US on a mission to visit every US State. Meanwhile, the social network spent more than $ 1.5 million on private jet costs for […]

World added more solar capacity than net fossil fuel capacity in 2017

Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA – APRIL 27: Workers from Wuhan Guangsheng Photovoltaic Company install solar panels on the roof of a building on April 27, 2017 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) To say 2017 was a good year for solar panels is a bit of an understatement. According to […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tops the Most Profitable Movies of 2017

Box office reports are easy to parse through, but what about the overall net profit of a movie? And when you factor in production and marketing costs, what do the lists of highest-grossing movies really look like? According to the new reports about the 2017 most profitable movies, not too different than what you’d expect. […]