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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 7130

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 1637

November 2, 2017 3:52 PM De Beers: Victor Mine to Complete Mining and Production Activities in Q1 2019

De Beers Group today announced that its Victor mine in northern Ontario, Canada, will complete mining and production activities in the first quarter of 2019, once the current open pit is depleted and in line with the original feasibility study and current mine plan. Kim Truter, Chief Executive, De Beers Canada, said: “Victor mine has made a significant 1550

November 2, 2017 2:56 PM Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

WINDHOEK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Namibia’s economy will grow at 1.6 percent this year and by double that in 2018 as the mining sector emerges from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday. “Growth will be led by recovery in the primary industries, particularly mining and agriculture,” Finance 1549

November 2, 2017 11:16 AM Xbox One X Supports 1440p Monitors

Unlike the PS4 Pro, Microsoft decided to include native support for a resolution used by gaming-focused monitors. As far as Sony is concerned, we all game using either a 1080p or 4K display. But there is another fairly common resolution used by monitors, and in particular gaming-focused monitors. It's 2560-by-1440, or 1440p. Microsoft decided to include 1559

November 2, 2017 8:17 AM Beyonce to star in Disney’s live-action The Lion King

Donald Glover will play Simba alongside James Earl Jones who reprises his role as Mufasa from the 1994 animated film. The award-winning singer will play the role of Nala, the friend-turned-love interest of Simba, who is played by Donald Glover. For the upcoming live-action movie James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa from Disney’s 1994 animated 1436

November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 1371

November 2, 2017 5:48 AM Razer Phone goes official with 8GB RAM, 120Hz refresh rate for gaming enthusiasts

Razer on Wednesday announced its first ever smartphone, the Razer Phone, that boasts serious hardware specs for hardcore gamers. The smartphone highlights a massive 8GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery and 120Hz refresh rate, among other things, all of which are aimed to provide exceptional mobile gaming experience. Priced at $700 (approx. 45,200), the Razer 1366

November 2, 2017 5:48 AM Razer Phone: An Android smartphone for gamers

It is called the Razer Phone and it has very competitive specs compared to the current series of Android flagship smartphones available in the market. Razer acquired smartphone maker Nextbit earlier this year and Razer Phone looks a lot like the Nextbit Robin cloud phone. The phone run Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box. It is powered by the Qualcomm 1378

November 2, 2017 4:02 AM The Lion King: Beyonce confirms role in remake

US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney's The Lion King. She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover. Beyonce used Facebook to confirm her long-rumoured involvement in the project. Her other co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Seth Rogan as Pumba the warthog. James 1322