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'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31

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Lunar eclipses , by the way, can only happen on a full moon. "But this is definitely the first time anyone has called it a super blue blood moon ". It's getting to be that we need a lunar scorecard! Viewers on the East coast will see the start of the eclipse just before dawn, possibly catching the the moon just beginning to take on a reddish hue before it sets. Read More »

NASA International Space Station funding could end by 2025 under Trump administration

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This would also hurt the commercial side of spaceflight. SpaceX and Boeing would work on technologies that could get astronauts into space . Two other companies, Axiom , and Nanoracks , are planning commercial space stations. We will not comment on any leaked or pre-decisional documents prior to the release of the President's FY19 budget, which is scheduled for February 12."A necessary worldwide orbital laboratory The ISS can be home for up to six people at a time, and astronauts have ... Read More »

Plastic in the Oceans Increasing Risk of Disease in Coral Reefs

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The presence of plastics seemed especially to aggravate some common coral afflictions, such as skeletal eroding band disease. "We don't know the exact mechanisms, but plastics make ideal vessels for colonizing microscopic organisms that could trigger disease if they come into contact with corals", Dr Lamb said. Read More »

Microsoft Goes After Chromebooks With $189 Windows 10 Notebooks

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The companies say the move will give teachers broader classroom management tools within Office 365. "Our new Windows 10 devices won't force schools to compromise on features, giving schools cutting-edge tools like touch, inking, and 3D as well as free accessibility technology like Learning Tools , which improve reading comprehension by 10 percentile points for students of all abilities". Read More »

Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster

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The launch was later scrubbed as high winds passed over the Mahia Peninsula. "After 30 years in the launch industry with hundreds of launches, each one is still a thrill". Rocket Lab has successfully reached orbit with the test flight of its second Electron orbital launch vehicle, Still Testing. The Electron Rocket The Electron Rocket stands 17 meters (56 feet) tall, and has a diameter of 1.2 meters (3 feet 11 inches), and carries a fully-fueled mass of 10,500 kilograms (23,100 ... Read More »

Google to Build New Data Centers Around the World

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Google also announced plans for three new undersea cables that will connect its data centers around the world. "Overall, these investments mean faster and more reliable connectivity for all our users and customers", the company says. Google is also working with telecommunications infrastructure company RTI Connectivity and IT manufacturer NEC Corporation on the HK-G Cable, connecting Hong Kong and Guam. Read More »

Mercedes reveals all-new G-Class

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Here, a comprehensive modernisation has taken place, with next-generation Mercedes touches throughout - dual 12.3-inch infotainment screens with three selectable display styles, a 590-watt 16-speaker Burmester stereo circular metal air vents and touch-sensitive steering wheel controls all feature, along with swathes of high-end trim and luxurious leather. Read More »

Israeli PM Netanyahu calls on Sushma Swaraj

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French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and urged for the maintenance of Iran's nuclear deal, the Elysee said on Saturday. Netanyahu is set to pay a visit to the Chabad center in Mumbai that was the target of a terror attack on November 2008, as well as meeting with a few Jewish community leaders. Read More »

Google puts its brand behind payments

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We're not betting that Google is going to be able to streamline all digital payments with Google Pay , but it sure would be nice if Android had a single method for buying stuff. While the app can be installed on a variety of Android phones and watches, it still possesses one basic function: making payments at compatible cash registers via "tap-and-pay". Read More »

Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit

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The validity of this plan will be 84 days . Airtel has now increased the validity of its Rs 448 and Rs 509 prepaid plans. Reliance Jio is starting the New Year with full gusto and is all set to introduce new tariff plans on January 9. Read More »

Nokia 6 2018 Revealed, Featuring Major Upgrades

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The most visible change, however, is the relocation of the front-facing fingerprint scanner to the back. We can extend the storage further up to 128GB using the microSD card. Elsewhere, the speaker setup on-board the original Nokia 6 came with dual amplifiers and support for Dolby Atmos sound technology. In terms of specs, the new Nokia 6 (2018 ) supports dual-SIM (Nano) and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Read More »

How To Watch SpaceX Launch The US Government's Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Today

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Originally scheduled to launch in November, problems with the rocket caused officials to delay plans by several weeks. The company has said it plans to launch roughly 30 missions in 2018 after completing a record 18 previous year. It will be carrying a secret payload for the USA government, code-named Zuma. The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia L images and specifications leaked

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Ahead of the launch, some new renders of all the phones together have surfaced online, showing the devices in all its glory. The major transition that all three Sony flagships may see is in its hardware department. Xperia XA2 is further expected to include a 21-megapixel sensor at the rear camera - which will be capable of capturing 4K videos, while on the front, the phone may include a mediocre 8-megapixel camera. Read More »

SpaceX targeting late January for Falcon Heavy debut

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The launch will take place from launch pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. "Launch end of the month", he wrote. The rocket was lowered and rolled back to its hangar the next day. With the ability to lift into orbit over 54 metric tons (119,000 lb)-a mass equivalent to a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel-Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Read More »

Winter storm brings rare snow and ice to Southern US states

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Forget Bomb Pops, punk band Tsunami Bomb or Bob-omb from Super Mario Bros . "The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis , which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone ". A storm that strengthens that abruptly can bring near hurricane force winds and very heavy precipitation. However, if the storm heads east and out into seas, the amount of snow will decrease and wind speeds will die down. Read More »

CES 2018: LG to Debut and Showcase 4K UHD Projector

With the global 4K projector market expected to grow rapidly, LG is confident that its leadership in the LED projector segment can be repeated in the 4K projector segment as well. In terms of audio performance, the LG HU80KA projector features two 7W speakers . If that's not enough, you can also connect your own speakers or a soundbar via the optical output, HDMI or via Bluetooth (though a wired connection would provide a better experience). Read More »

When can you see the 'wolf moon' in New Orleans?

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That full moon - the second in the same calendar month - is also known as a Blue Moon. NASA described last month's supermoon, Monday's and the one coming at the end of the month as a sort of trilogy of supermoons. For a supermoon to happen, these need to line up. If the criteria for a supermoon is chiefly dependent on the moon's arrival at its closest point in its orbit relative to Earth, then the "super" branding is a bit of a misnomer. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits a whopping 3 million concurrent players on Steam

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As seen in the tweet below, as of yesterday, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has officially banned upwards of 1.5 million players , thanks to the developer's security technology of choice, BattlEye . The main issue that the small patch aims to fix is intermittent in-game lag, and crashing and authentication issues. "The issues can not be attributed to one or two causes and have stemmed from a combination of different factors which is why we need to continuously work on resolving and ... Read More »

PM, Rahul's Gujarat temple visits pure votebank politics: Owaisi

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Meanwhile, Rahul is expected to visit Gujarat's Somnath temple on Saturday ahead of a review meeting with newly-elected MLAs and party workers following Gujarat assembly election results. In another hard-hitting attack, Gandhi tweeted that if BJP was to make a film franchise then the party leaders will surely call it, " Lie Hard ". Jaffrelot says, "Probably till the last two or three weeks - till Modi jumped in - merchants and traders of Surat were ready to vote against the BJP or ... Read More »

Apple sued after admitting to slowing down older iPhones

California residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas filed the class action lawsuit . They argue Apple didn't have consent to slow their phones and that they are entitled to compensation. iOS 10.2.1 is particularly important, as this update wasdesigned to reduce random shutdown issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result ... Read More »

Papa Johns apologizes for national anthem protest comments

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The drop in viewership of the NFL has caused Papa John's to re-evaluate their NFL Sponsorship altogether. Schnatter, who founded the chain, endorsed Trump for president. What made this more puzzling was that Papa John's third-quarter sales were pretty much in line during the hard period. And Schnatter himself has said goodbye to the CEO gig before. Read More »

Facebook expands its use of facial recognition technology

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Rob Sherman, Facebook's deputy chief privacy officer, wrote about the positive potentials - unlocking phones, logging into bank accounts, making digital payments, organizing photos, finding missing or kidnapped children and helping officials confirm passport photos - and the bad - abuse by law enforcement, potential for racial bias and Big Brother-esque government surveillance. Read More »

Ofcom confirms new rules to ease mobile number porting

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The idea is to make it easier and quicker to switchover, and make sure the customers know all the facts - including any money they pay owe the outgoing mobile network. From July 2019, mobile users will be able to switch providers by requesting a unique switching code from their current provider by text or online. As a result of the changes, Ofcom says it will be saving United Kingdom consumers around £10 million each year due to the ban on notice periods. Read More »

QC Salvation Army is behind in Red Kettle campaign

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An Oklahoma woman is feeling grateful to have her wedding ring back after her husband accidentally dropped it into a Salvation Army kettle! Every donation to a Christmas kettle remains in the community in which it was given, in order to help local people in need. Read More »

Google is officially shutting down Tango AR after three years

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A development tablet powered by the Nvidia Tegra K1 launched several months later , but it came with a whopping $1,024 price tag. "Obviously, others have started to invest in smartphone AR, our goal with Tango has always been to drive that capability into as many devices as possible". Read More »

Harry and Meghan's wedding day set

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Kensington Palace released a statement via Twitter today. Needless to say, Markle's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, will also be present. Is first daughter Ivanka Trump begging for an invite to the highly anticipated royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Ms Markle will be baptised into the Church of England and confirmed before the wedding. Read More »

Party Chat Support Arrives for Xbox Beta App

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Some of the new features include push notifications to let users know when their favorite streams log on, new tabs for trending streams and greater control of things like video quality and chatting features. The beta app is open to the public, so anyone can dive in. According to the release notes, first spotted over on Reddit (via Engadget ), the latest update to the beta app adds support for beta testing of party chat. Read More »

Apple's Xeon and Vega powered iMac Pro launches this week

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That suggests that Apple will start selling their new iMac Pro some time this week, it could possibly go on sale on Friday, although this has yet to be confirmed. Apple's announced starting price for the system is $4,999. You can pick up the new HiRise Pro directly from Twelve South or on Amazon . While the iMac Pro isn't exactly a gadget that needs to be rushed out before the holidays, it's one of two products that Apple promised to release before the end of the year. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Tops 10 Million Units Sold

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For comparison, Nintendo only sold 13.6 million Wii U consoles during its five-year lifespan. Nintendo's celebratory image for reaching 10 million Switch units sold. If you want to play it at home, you simply drop the console into the dock that's already connected to your TV. Thankfully, that launch lineup contained the sublime The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - one of the best games Nintendo has ever made. Read More »

Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week

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What is usually the strongest meteor shower of the year will peak in the night sky between December 13 and 14, but if you want a better chance of seeing the show you probably should not wait for the peak viewing time. Known as 3200 Phaethon , the three-mile-wide object was discovered in 1983 by two British scientists examining Nasa satellite images and initially classified as an asteroid. Read More »

Spider-Man Wears Air Jordan 1s in New Movie Trailer

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The short trailer gives viewers a peek behind that mask. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were developing an animated Spider-Man film. We can expect the full track with Vince's verse to be released along with the movie, as there may be a scene with the full song. Read More »

John Travolta Says "Gotti" Wasn't Dropped

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He claimed that he has experience with producing and distributing films, so he understands Travolta's frustration that the distributor didn't think of a way to promote the movie. "Unfortunately, the reports were speculation bordering on fake news", the actor told Deadline . John Travolta as John Gotti in 'Gotti '. Arnold said it is likely Travolta and his backers and had to pay Lionsgate for whatever they put forward on the film - and maybe then some - in order to free them of any ... Read More »