The novel “Millennium” by John Varley was published for the first time in 1983. It’s based on his 1977 short story “Air Raid”.
Bill Smith leads an investigation team charged with shedding light on a terrible plane crash in which a DC-10 and a 747 collided causing hundreds of deaths. Some strange details, an even stranger discovery in the debris and the encounter with a woman will reveal a disconcerting truth.
Louise Baltimore is the Chief of Snatch Team Operations that work from a distant future. Through the Gate, she and her team travel in the past to take people but only those who are about to die because they have to be very careful not to create paradoxes that may destroy history. Something unexpected happens and triggers a series of events that could cause a catastrophe.
IBM and the healthcare provider CVS Health have announced a collaboration within the Watson Health project, the version of IBM cognitive computing system specializing in the medical field. In this case, it will be used to improve health care services for patients suffering from chronic diseases.
Google continues its initiatives to fight the problem of patent trolling, which is the use of patents for the sole purpose of restricting competition and to obtain money through lawsuits or through agreements following threats of such actions. Recently the company announced the Google Patent Starter Program, an offer to grant some of its patents to some startups that meet certain requirements. One of the conditions is to join for at least two years to the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, an initiative for the exchange of patents created in 2005.
Bradley Horowitz, the Google executive who’s been in charge of Google+ and some newly separate services such as Photos for some months, announced a split between Google+ and YouTube. For a long time it was necessary to create a profile on the social network to gain access to other Google services and this went against many users’ wishes. Eventually, the company decided to change things by eliminating this need with the result that YouTube will be a well-separated service but this news will require a bit of time.
The novel “Hunter’s Moon” by Paul Finch was published for the first time in 2011.
The Eleventh Doctor takes Amy Pond and Rory Williams on Leisure Platform 9, where an old friend is the head of the local police. Casino games look similar to those on Earth and Rory is convinced he can win at one of them but ends up losing the Tardis and is kidnapped by a dangerous criminal.
Amy tries to follow Rory sneaking on the starship of the criminal who kidnapped him while the Doctor realizes that his old friend is acting strange and has something in mind. The travelers get involved in a ruthless hunt whose prey get found also on Earth.