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NASA's first mission to study Red Planet's interior lifts off early Saturday NASA's first mission to study Red Planet's interior lifts off early Saturday
- May 05, 2018

Normally, interplanetary missions are launched from Florida, but due to some peculiar circumstances the site was moved to California. NASA's next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. (more...)
What Elon Musk Actually Said In The Tesla Earnings Report Conference Call What Elon Musk Actually Said In The Tesla Earnings Report Conference Call
- May 05, 2018

A "vast majority" of the company's manufacturing process is already automated, but Musk seems to be planning to take it to a whole new level. He also says , "They are actually on the opposite side of investors". Tesla will undergo "a sort of reorganization, restructuring" this month to help achieve that goal, he said. Tesla has reportedly sent out a Request for Information (RFI) about Model Y parts to component suppliers. (more...)
CDC Ramps Up Romaine Warnings After E. Coli Death CDC Ramps Up Romaine Warnings After E. Coli Death
- May 03, 2018

One Arizona farm has been linked to E. coli in whole head romaine, but at least two dozen locations are under investigation. The CDC is urging consumers to avoid whole lettuce heads, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce grown in Yuma. (more...)
Rotten egg gas found on planet Uranus Rotten egg gas found on planet Uranus
- April 24, 2018

At this concentration, an astronaut sniffing Uranus' air would sense a rotten-egg, fart-like smell (ignoring the fact that the cold and the rest of the atmosphere's composition would kill him). One of the reasons for these differences in atmospheric makeup, explains Dr Leigh Fletcher, from the University of Leicester, co-author of the study, is because of the way the planet formed and the conditions under which the planet was formed. (more...)
Yankees' Torres starts at 2B vs. Jays Yankees' Torres starts at 2B vs. Jays
- April 23, 2018

The two platooning players have hit a combined.147 over 95 at-bats with no homers and seven total RBI. The Yankees will call up Gleyber Torres from Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to play with them on Sunday, reports YES Network's Jack Curry. (more...)
Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBooks with battery flaw Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBooks with battery flaw
- April 22, 2018

For 13-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple Inc. Apple narrowed the component flaw down to a batch of MacBook Pro units produced between October 2016 and October 2017 and subsequently sold throughout the world. It is worth noting that you should backup all your data before giving it for the replacement. In case your Macbook is eligible, you will get the battery replacement from Apple free of cost. (more...)
What Is an Exoplanet? NASA's TESS Mission Explores Alien Worlds What Is an Exoplanet? NASA's TESS Mission Explores Alien Worlds
- April 20, 2018

TESS will begin a two-year planet hunting mission, searching our solar-system for other alien worlds. "This method, called asteroseismology, helps us understand newly discovered planet systems, and gives us a way to study detailed physics inside stars under extreme conditions we can not reproduce here on Earth", he says. (more...)
DICE may introduce a battle royale mode in Battlefield 5 DICE may introduce a battle royale mode in Battlefield 5
- April 20, 2018

The news of Battlefield V's battle royale mode comes hot on the heels of reports that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ditching its single-player campaign to focus on its zombies mode and a new battle royale section . We'll have more on Battlefield 5's battle royale mode when new details about the same are out into the open. If there's money to be made or a trend to be followed, EA won't be far behind. (more...)
'Lost planet' dropped diamonds from the sky billions of years ago 'Lost planet' dropped diamonds from the sky billions of years ago
- April 19, 2018

The Almahitta Sitta is named after the location in Sudan above which the space rock exploded in 2008. Researchers suspect that diamond crystals in the meteorite may have formed under very high temperatures and pressure in the innermost chambers of its parent planet, the same way diamonds do on Earth. (more...)
Elon Musk Reveals 'Giant Party Balloon' Plan to Return SpaceX's Launched Rockets Elon Musk Reveals 'Giant Party Balloon' Plan to Return SpaceX's Launched Rockets
- April 18, 2018

The upper stage is now the only major component of the rocket that the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company has not tried to reuse in its pursuit of a fully reusable launch vehicle. SpaceX doesn't land its rockets back on Earth just because it looks cool. Recovery will require a new target closer to shore, within range of a catcher ship. (more...)
Ford set to take Mustang racing next year Ford set to take Mustang racing next year
- April 18, 2018

Ford sold 125,809 Mustangs globally previous year, giving it leadership in the segment that includes 2-door hardtops and convertibles, according to registration data compiled by IHS Markit. Ford Mustang will enter NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and it takes place of Fusion. He adds that the "Mustang is a ideal fit for our racing heritage today and tomorrow". (more...)
Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of Android devices Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of Android devices
- April 18, 2018

The team found its results with an automatic test that detects how data is handled in Android apps. The researchers also said that almost half of the apps fail to always use standard security measures to transmit sensitive data over the Web, suggesting a breach of reasonable data security measures mandated by Coppa . (more...)
Taylor Swift Gives Earth, Wind & Fire's Disco Classic 'September' a Country Twist Taylor Swift Gives Earth, Wind & Fire's Disco Classic 'September' a Country Twist
- April 15, 2018

See more on Swift in the video below. Pop star Taylor Swift is getting eviscerated for her cover of " September ", which turned Earth, Wind & Fire's funky classic into a slowed-down, country version of the original. " Delicate " is about the balancing act of the rush and the fear and hoping it's really worth it to take that chance". Unfortunately, Taylor Swift chose to cover the song and fans are NOT loving it at all. (more...)
Musk: Tesla Will Be Profitable, Cash Flow Positive In Q3, Q4 Musk: Tesla Will Be Profitable, Cash Flow Positive In Q3, Q4
- April 14, 2018

Among 36 analysts covering Tesla Motors Inc ( NASDAQ : TSLA ), 12 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Finally, Piper Jaffray set a $385.00 target price on Tesla and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. (more...)
BCCI picks four standby cities for CSK games due to Cauvery turmoil BCCI picks four standby cities for CSK games due to Cauvery turmoil
- April 13, 2018

Demonstrations marred Chennai's winning return to the IPL after a two-year ban for corruption on Tuesday night, against Kolkata Knight Riders, and when a threat to unleash snakes followed it prompted the officials to act. "It's a disappointing day for us because we did our best to prepare MA Chidambaram Stadium for the event. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said to TOI . (more...)
Did you try these new Snapchat lenses on your iPhone X? Did you try these new Snapchat lenses on your iPhone X?
- April 07, 2018

Unlike traditional Lenses that rely on information from a phone's 2D camera to recognize dominant facial features , like a user's eyebrows and mouth, iPhone X Lenses tap into data produced by TrueDepth . In last December, Snapchat released Lens Studio , an additional to showcase your creative side. The filters also react to the light around you and you see accurate light and shadow effects based on your ambient lighting conditions, something the standard lenses don't. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini seemingly just benchmarked with mid-range specs
- April 05, 2018

There is no mention of a Galaxy S9 Mini in the page but the model number along with a few of the specs has sparked rumors . Although there's no official knowledge of the phone's launch until now, so keep waiting for the day until Samsung revive its deeply loved mini smartphones. (more...)
China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, misses Wisconsin China's Tiangong-1 space lab plummets to Earth, misses Wisconsin
- April 04, 2018

Those tracking China's free-falling space station as it plunged into Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the South Pacific Ocean are labeling the results as mostly successful. A second station, Tiangong-2, remains operating in orbit, and over the next few years, China plans to build a larger one. But China wound up extending Tiangong-1's time in orbit, perhaps as a stop-gap measure in case Tiangong-2 didn't make it up in time. (more...)
Severe weather possible Tuesday Severe weather possible Tuesday
- April 04, 2018

Heavy rain, lightning, strong winds and hail will all be possible with these thunderstorms. A wind advisory is in effect for much of Middle Tennessee because wind gusts could reach 40 miles per hour. The cluster of storms will move closer to our area by later this afternoon, but some models show this cluster weakening. "SPC says: ".a risk of tornadoes ( some strong) and large hail from northwest AR/western MS into parts of southern IL/IN and western KY. (more...)
Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July
- April 02, 2018

The 64GB variant of Galaxy S9 is available on the platform for a down payment option of Rs 9,900 and subsequent 24 monthly instalments of Rs 2,499. Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone - the Galaxy Note9 - may hit the stores in July or August. (more...)
Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name
- April 02, 2018

The brawl was a look at one of the most important events in Overwatch lore, when Tracer, in her first mission as an Overwatch agent, helped quell the omnic uprising. However, it appears that Blizzard has something extra in store. However, upon closer look, the teaser video actually contains some secret clues. King's Row Uprising goes live on April 10th to PC, Xbox, and PS4. (more...)
Space X Launch New Falcon 9 Rocket With Satellites Onboard Space X Launch New Falcon 9 Rocket With Satellites Onboard
- March 31, 2018

By using "Mr. Steven", a large navigable platform ship with extended "arms" and a net strung between them, SpaceX was trying to "catch" one of the two payload fairings that enclose the satellite at the top of the rocket. The $3-billion U.S. project is scheduled for completion this year, with a total of 75 new satellites in orbit. Through the low-Earth orbiting satellites, Iridium aims to deliver broadband Internet service to places across the globe where land-base cellular technology ... (more...)
Apple Music adds music videos, launches with exclusives Apple Music adds music videos, launches with exclusives
- March 30, 2018

This will allow customer support agents using Zendesk to provide prompt and responsive support to customers who use Messages on Apple devices. The iOS Health app has gained a Health Records section , through which patients of nearly participating 40 health care institutions in the U.S. (more...)
Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Launched: Full Specifications, Features, Price & Availability Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Launched: Full Specifications, Features, Price & Availability
- March 29, 2018

Operator Telia Lithuania has started pre-sales of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). (more...)
Ford and Alibaba have made a auto vending machine in China Ford and Alibaba have made a auto vending machine in China
- March 28, 2018

The machine stands about five-storeys tall and contains 42 cars, of various models, including the Ford Explorer SUV and Mustang. Those with high scores in the system benefit from lower tax rates, more financial opportunities and other benefits like free test drives from the Ford vending machine. (more...)
Snapchat stock plummets after Chrissy Teigen announces departure from the app Snapchat stock plummets after Chrissy Teigen announces departure from the app
- March 27, 2018

On Saturday, the 32-year-old model took to Twitter to reveal that she is no longer using the social media app following the bad update and controversial Rihanna and Chris Brown poll! Users were outraged earlier this month (Mar18) after they were shown an advert for mobile phone game Would You Rather asking if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown ", a reference to the Umbrella singer's 2009 assault at the hands of her then-boyfriend. (more...)
Fortnite Devs Removed Friendly Fire in Effort to Fight Against Player Toxicity Fortnite Devs Removed Friendly Fire in Effort to Fight Against Player Toxicity
- March 22, 2018

Though Epic borrowed the concept of parachuting onto an island and competing against a large number of other players from PUBG , the developer has a few key advantages over its PC-focused rival. Forbes.com says it's visually appealing, the building aspect is unique to the genre and really works, and no other game offers a similar "battle royale" scenario, in which many combatants duel until only one remains. (more...)
Tech giant reported to be developing own screens Tech giant reported to be developing own screens
- March 20, 2018

The report has also suggested that Apple's MicroLED technology displays would use newer light-emitting compounds that make them brighter, thinner, and less power-intense than the current OLED displays . Apple was supposedly working on MicroLED display technology at an R&D center in Taiwan. Apple already designs its own chips. On the other hand, Apple is likely to outsource manufacturing of MicroLED technology to reduce the risk of affecting its bottom line with producing ... (more...)
Did you know Stephen Hawking was also a 'rock star'? Did you know Stephen Hawking was also a 'rock star'?
- March 17, 2018

So, she made a decision to dedicate her lessons today to one of the greatest minds of all time , because, in Humbert's opinion, the lessons and information he gave us are vital to all society. Hawking was the best-known theoretical physicist of his time . The Motor Neurone Disease Association said Prof Hawking "played a vital role" in raising awareness of the disease, which kills more than half of people within two years of diagnosis. (more...)
Astronaut's DNA changed by time in space Astronaut's DNA changed by time in space
- March 17, 2018

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent an entire year in outer space, spending 340 days in the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017, almost double the amount of time spent by other astronauts, which generally ranges between 5 to 6 months. After returning to Earth, Scott started the process of readapting to Earth's gravity. The Kelly brothers have almost identical genomes, allowing for an unprecedented look at the physical effects of long-term spaceflight. (more...)
Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Changed in Space Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Changed in Space
- March 16, 2018

But about 7% of the changes have remained in the two years since he returned to Earth . They gathered the evidence after looking at "large numbers" of proteins (chains of amino acids), cytokines (substances secreted by cells in the immune system) and metabolites (substances related to metabolism) in Scott's body. (more...)
Watch teaser trailer as Super Smash Bros heads for Nintendo Switch Watch teaser trailer as Super Smash Bros heads for Nintendo Switch
- March 11, 2018

Nevertheless, most, if not all of the aforementioned figures from the Big N's huge stable of iconic IPs are surely a lock, as many fans would likely boycott the game in some capacity for their exclusion. The presentation is known for its influx of upcoming video game releases; many of them being major announcements. Okami HD will be available as a digital download for Nintendo Switch this summer. (more...)
Mario Comes to Google Maps Mario Comes to Google Maps
- March 10, 2018

There will be a yellow question mark in the bottom right of the updated app. Tap on this, and a message will pop up prompting you enable " Mario Time". It's cool seeing something new on Google Maps, especially when it comes to getting a new navigation cursor like Mario . "He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house". (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale officially coming to iOS and Android Fortnite Battle Royale officially coming to iOS and Android
- March 10, 2018

An Invite Event will go live on Monday, allowing iOS users to try to get into the first early waves of the game's player base. Unfortunately, the event is only available on iOS , with Android support heading "in the next few months". No such luck for XBox One , but that's likely something to do with the business dealings between the console owners. With Microsoft now being the only console to house PUBG - we could be on the cusp of a Battle Royale , err, console exclusivity battle. (more...)
Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar bragged on social media Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar bragged on social media
- March 09, 2018

The photographer, not recognizing the suspect as an award recipient, followed closely then took the Oscar from him. LAPD said Bryant was a ticket holder for the Governor's Ball , which is the official formal dinner after the ceremony. (more...)
Chicago Bears put transition tag on DB Kyle Fuller Chicago Bears put transition tag on DB Kyle Fuller
- March 08, 2018

The Bears just completed a 2017-18 campaign in which Chicago won just five games, marking their fourth straight losing season. But, after being called out by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Fuller bounced back with his best season. (more...)
Apple Company plans launching new headphones Apple Company plans launching new headphones
- March 07, 2018

Sources say there have been multiple redesigns and note it's possible Apple could change the design again or even scrap the project altogether. Apple's wireless speaker is coincidentally also an example for Apple opting to develop an audio product outside of Beats , which it acquired for $3 billion four years ago. (more...)
Slovakians rally after a journalist was murdered Slovakians rally after a journalist was murdered
- March 05, 2018

Kuciak had been looking into suspected mafia links among Italian businessmen in eastern Slovakia at the time of his death. "After 48 hours, detainees were released", police said in a statement Saturday. The murdered pair were due to marry in May. It came on the day mourners gathered to remember Jan Kuciak at his funeral and vowed to keep the spirit of his work alive. (more...)
Amazon Wants to Bring Real Time Translation to Alexa Amazon Wants to Bring Real Time Translation to Alexa
- March 03, 2018

One of the ways the group intends on doing this is by introducing the ability for Alexa to translate languages, beyond simple words and short phrases. Google Pixel Buds has a similar feature and obviously work with a Google Assistant. The intelligent personal assistant is now capable of deciphering single words and phrases, but with these improvements, Amazon hopes that Alexa will work seamlessly in conversations as a real-time translator. (more...)
Nokia 7 Plus launched at MWC 2018, comes with 18:9 Display
- March 02, 2018

The iconic Nokia 8110 has also been updated, delivering 4G connectivity, apps including Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter, and the return of the slider phone. It sports a 2.45-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 SoC, coupled with 512MB of LPDDR3 RAM . (more...)