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Newly Found 'Super-Earth' Said to Potentially Sustain Life Newly Found 'Super-Earth' Said to Potentially Sustain Life
- April 23, 2017

Most habitable planets may lack dry land and would be dominated by oceans spanning over 90 per cent of their surface area, scientists say. All of this adds up to huge hopes for LHS 1140b. The astronomers estimate the planet is at least five billion years old, and deduce that it has a diameter of nearly 18,000 kilometers (11,185 mi)- 1.4 times larger than that of the Earth. (more...)
Imran Khan baffled over PMLN celebrating Panamagate verdict Imran Khan baffled over PMLN celebrating Panamagate verdict
- April 23, 2017

The court in Islamabad launched a probe previous year into Sharif's family's offshore wealth after his children were linked to accounts in the so-called Panama Papers leaks in 2015. The corruption allegations against Sharif were set off following the release of the Panama Papers . They said the ruling cleared the way for Sharif to win a fourth term in office in a general election scheduled for early 2018. (more...)
1st tropical depression of season forms far from land 1st tropical depression of season forms far from land
- April 22, 2017

Nonetheless, forecasters say Arlene is expected to be absorbed by a large extratropical low and dissipate on Friday. "Most of the North Atlantic has anomalously cooled over the past month, and the tropical Atlantic is now slightly cooler than normal", the CSU researchers said in their Atlantic hurricane outlook. (more...)
Katy Perry Tries The Unicorn Frappuccino & Is Hilariously Underwhelmed Katy Perry Tries The Unicorn Frappuccino & Is Hilariously Underwhelmed
- April 22, 2017

Starbucks says those are 'fairy powders '. The Unicorn Frappuccino is taking newsfeeds by storm, presumably because it was invented for the sheer objective of filling Instagram with cups of multi-colored froth that make Tumblr-enthusiasts squeal and cynical 20-somethings roll their eyes so far into the backs of the head, they go blind. (more...)
Samsung forecasts 48% profit surge in Q1 2017
- April 21, 2017

LG said January-March operating profit was likely 922 billion won ($812.98 million), compared with a 518 billion won average forecast from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 24 analysts. Lee. So naturally, Samsung would have likely been able to post even greater profits for Q1 of this year if the Galaxy Note 7 issue didn't crop up, but thankfully it didn't impact the company that much. (more...)
Life on Saturn's Moon? Life on Saturn's Moon?
- April 19, 2017

NASA's press release explained that microbes - if there are any that exist there - could combine hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water to obtain energy. Lamar Smith, who chairs the House Committee on Science , Space and Technology, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. "These results demonstrate the interconnected nature of NASA's science missions that are getting us closer to answering whether we are indeed alone or not", he added. (more...)
Samsung expects record profit in first quarter
- April 19, 2017

Some researchers believe the smartphone will set a new first-year sales record. After the Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion fiasco in 2016, which affected the company's revenue, the first quarter of 2017 is very important for Samsung. (more...)
NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
- April 19, 2017

The 360-degree live stream will be broadcast on NASA Television's YouTube channel starting ten minutes before the scheduled 11:11 a.m. EDT launch at youtube.com/nasatelevision . Live 360 technology offers advanced capacities that can be used efficiently during the launch of space missions to give viewers a more immersive experience. (more...)
Tesla, Inc. Slashes the Price of Model S Tesla, Inc. Slashes the Price of Model S
- April 18, 2017

They've also added the all glass roof (formerly $1,500) and automatic rear power liftgate as standard equipment on the Model S, so the base model has become a significantly better value with these updates . Additionally, Tesla's own pricing scheme is constantly in-flux given that the company has an insatiable taste for tweaking the selection of features and performance capabilities across its Model S lineup. (more...)
Trump Advisers to Discuss Paris Agreement on Tuesday Trump Advisers to Discuss Paris Agreement on Tuesday
- April 18, 2017

Trump in the past has voiced skepticism about the deal. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has called for America to "exit" the Paris Climate Agreement. Tuesday's meeting will mark the first time that senior advisers to the president have a formal discussion about Paris. That approach has won the endorsement of several major coal companies. (more...)
Select Banking Apps Add Direct Integration With Android Pay
- April 15, 2017

Android Pay is digital pay platform developed by Google that helps users to make payment with Android phones, tablets and watches. Google is continuing to integrate with additional mobile banking apps, so look for updates from your bank about this new feature. (more...)
This Man Got Tackled By A Deer But No One Believed Him This Man Got Tackled By A Deer But No One Believed Him
- April 13, 2017

Then Cary got surveillance video of the weird encounter from a nearby inn . Other than a sore shoulder, McCook was not injured and finds the incident more hilarious every time he watches it. Before McCook knew it, he was being obliterated by a big deer as it ran by. "Then I put the video on Facebook and it automatically took off going viral", he said , according to Global News . (more...)
Microsoft Xbox Scorpio Might Be Last Console Generation: Rumors, Features, Specs
- April 13, 2017

The folks over at Microsoft finally revealed more about their new console, now known as Project Scorpio, as it shared new details about its specs and capabilities. It's a odd thing to investigate, especially given the system's capabilities: I mean a console outfitted with a Jaguar CPU and Polaris GPU shouldn't be able to hit native 4K 60FPS, but it's indeed possible and Turn10 has done it. (more...)
After Syria attack, Tillerson vows to defend innocents After Syria attack, Tillerson vows to defend innocents
- April 13, 2017

At a press conference in Sarajevo, the Republican senator said the U.S. "I have to say, the Libya experiment did not go well". British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke on Monday to US President Donald Trump and agreed that "a window of opportunity" exists to persuade Russian Federation to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, May's office said. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai receives highest United Nations honour to promote girls education Malala Yousafzai receives highest United Nations honour to promote girls education
- April 13, 2017

Pakistan's teenage Nobel Prize victor and children and girl's rights activist, Malala Yousafzai on Monday was named the youngest ever United Nations Messenger of Peace, with a special focus on girls' education. Yousafzai, who is now based in the United Kingdom, went on to make a full recovery, and has continued to campaign for young women's access to education. (more...)
Bayonetta PC Remaster Hits Steam Today! 'There's More to Come,' Says Sega Bayonetta PC Remaster Hits Steam Today! 'There's More to Come,' Says Sega
- April 12, 2017

However, they also note on the Steam listing page that playing Bayonetta on a controller is still the recommended way to experience the game. The PC port of Sega and PlatinumGames' Bayonetta is now available exclusively on Steam . (more...)
New Overwatch Uprising Event Goes Back in Time
- April 12, 2017

Some are two-legged robots, some are wielding shields, and some look and attack exactly like Bastion. Blizzard has been promising to make a huge announcement this week pertaining to a new event in Overwatch . The Overwatch: Uprising event runs from today, April 11, through May 1st. Also, 100 new objects such as models, entries, emotes, tags, etc. will be added to the game. (more...)
The 'Pink' Moon Will Be Exactly Opposite The Sun This Week The 'Pink' Moon Will Be Exactly Opposite The Sun This Week
- April 12, 2017

It will be visible at 2:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning on the East Coast. The pink moon is on April 11 in 2017. Here's everything you need to know about the Pink Moon... "Full Fish Moon" is what some coastal tribes call this moon. The Lyrids meteor shower is expected to hit its peak on or close to, April 22, the Daily Mail reports . (more...)
Leak! Is this the Galaxy Note 8?
- April 12, 2017

However, rumors are pointing towards a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB of RAM. The high sales could be attributed to the big gap between the Note 7 debacle. Complicating matters more is the fact that this appears to be a retail-ready phone and not a prototype, when we're at least five months out from the launch of Galaxy Note 8 . (more...)
Trump defends Fox News host O'Reilly as 'good person'
- April 09, 2017

As noted in an article from Wednesday, this isn't the first time Trump has defended his Fox friends and sex criminals, but it is the first time he has done so as president. The comments, called sexist and racist by many, were quickly denounced. To avoid that perception (and reality), these advertisers will have to be prepared to go after liberal media stars when they fall - as they surely will - with equal vigor. (more...)
Thompson stuns Sock to give Australia 1-0 Davis Cup lead
- April 09, 2017

Past year was hard for me so I am enjoying tonight. "I'm only human. I'm not going to change in that department", Kyrgios said. "I felt like I played well enough to beat anyone out there, but not Nick", Isner said. Was fatigue an issue? The American No.2, who owns a Davis Cup win over Roger Federer, clouted the most aces on the ATP Tour previous year, 1159, at an average of 23 per match, the majority of which were best-of-three-set encounters. (more...)
Sweden: Truck crash into Stockholm store is terror attack
- April 08, 2017

Live television footage showed smoke coming out of the upscale Ahlens department store on Drottninggatan Street, which the truck smashed into. But all trains to and from Stockholm's central station were cancelled for the day. Local health authorities said that one person died in hospital and 15 others, including children, are injured. Swedish radio says Friday that three people have been killed in the crash and Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired. (more...)
Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records
- April 08, 2017

The @ Alt_USCIS account is one of many "alternative government" accounts that have been popping up since President Trump's election. The @ALT_USCIS account arrived in late January, according to Twitter's complaint, purporting to be the site of the "o$3 fficial inside resistance" of the government's customs agency. (more...)
Twitter has built 'Twitter Lite' for India which consumes 70% less data Twitter has built 'Twitter Lite' for India which consumes 70% less data
- April 07, 2017

By 2020, there will be 5.7 billion smartphone connections, up from 3.8 billion at the end of past year, according to mobile industry body GSMA . The data saver mode shows previews of images and videos rather than loading them automatically, allowing users to choose what they want to download. (more...)
YouTube's new ad revenue restrictions target video thieves
- April 07, 2017

There is two-fold reasoning behind this step by YouTube: One, by updating the 10k-threshold, YouTube will be able to monitor channels and acquire information about those who would be applying for YPP programs, so that they can validate their content, and keep a check on whether a particular channel is dotting all the Is and crossing all the Ts of community rules and guidelines . (more...)
Seven arrested in St Petersburg subway bombing probe Seven arrested in St Petersburg subway bombing probe
- April 07, 2017

Petersburg apartment and bringing out three men in handcuffs. "While I entrust all those who are tragically deceased to the mercy of God, I express my spiritual closeness to their loved ones and to all those who are suffering because of this dramatic event" he said. (more...)
Windows 10's Creators Update arrives on April 11th Windows 10's Creators Update arrives on April 11th
- April 07, 2017

In just shy of two weeks, on April 11, Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update, a major update for Windows 10 that brings with it several improvements and new features. Creators Update is a massive leap for Microsoft. It is expected that Microsoft will engage once again in a staged rollout of the update similar to its earlier update iterations and the Windows 10 upgrade itself. (more...)
Comcast Goes Mobile With Cellphone Service For Existing Customers Comcast Goes Mobile With Cellphone Service For Existing Customers
- April 07, 2017

Comcast is going to limit the Xfinity Mobile rollout to customers within its footprint and will only be offered initially to subscribers with Xfinity broadband service. The best deals will go to Comcast's highest-tier customers, those who already spend roughly $140 a month with Comcast for internet, video and wired phone services. (more...)
Facebook Inc (FB) Reveals 10 Tips to Spot Fake News Facebook Inc (FB) Reveals 10 Tips to Spot Fake News
- April 07, 2017

Facebook believes the measures it has taken so far are already having an effect - Mr Mosseri says false news is less in evidence in the United States than it was during the election campaign and in mainland Europe there has not been any growth in the phenomenon. (more...)
Rain could bring thunder, late-week flooding Rain could bring thunder, late-week flooding
- April 06, 2017

Kines said rain could begin falling around midnight or 1 a.m. and last until mid-day Tuesday , with some lingering showers in the afternoon. Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8 a.m. Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Southwest wind 5 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. Northeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. (more...)
Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away
- April 06, 2017

They've always reflected what Netflix predicts a particular viewer will enjoy - and they've never represented an average user rating, the company said. Give a show or movie a thumbs down, and Netflix knows not to recommend it to you again. The higher the percentage score next to a title - say, 95% - indicates how likely you'll like the title, in Netflix's calculations. (more...)
Verizon to call merged Yahoo, AOL company Oath Verizon to call merged Yahoo, AOL company Oath
- April 05, 2017

Apparently not coming along for the ride at Oath will be current Yahoo Marissa Mayer , according to Recode , which reported that the terms of her exit is still being negotiated. The U.S. Justice Department charged two Russian intelligence operatives along with a pair of hackers last month in connection with the cyberattacks. (more...)
Spain diplomat, Brexit official talk Gibraltar Spain diplomat, Brexit official talk Gibraltar
- April 05, 2017

Events were held during the weekend to mark the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War, when Britain under then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fought off an Argentine invasion of the disputed archipelago in the South Atlantic. Spain has long sought to reclaim Gibraltar. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said of Lord Howard: "It looks like someone in the United Kingdom is losing their composure". (more...)
John Cena and Nikki Bella Got Engaged at WrestleMania 33
- April 04, 2017

Telling how he would ask her the question "Do you know I am going to marry you one day?", Cena would then ask her to say yes one more time. "This. This is what you wanted", Cena said after celebrating the victory alongside his girlfriend Bella. (more...)
The Walking Dead loses survivor in season seven finale
- April 04, 2017

And it won't be long before Negan's rule over the other communities comes to a permanent end. Upset by this news, Rick signals for Rosita to hit the explosives, but to his dismay they don't go off. This is not a warning . And the Alexadrians are going to need reminding of Glenn's lessons in the days to come, because their fight with Negan is far from over. (more...)
Judge: Trump Incited Violence Against Protesters At Kentucky Rally Judge: Trump Incited Violence Against Protesters At Kentucky Rally
- April 03, 2017

The protestors say they were attacked by members of the crowd at Trump's bidding. The footage shows Trump pointing at the protesters and saying repeatedly, "Get 'em out". Plaintiffs Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau are suing Trump and the Trump campaign for incitement to riot, negligence, gross negligence and recklessness, and are seeking unspecified damages. (more...)
Before this, rockets could only be used once, that has changed
- April 02, 2017

He said SpaceX will conduct as many as six more launches with used rockets in 2017. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy is a heavy lift rocket which would open up a whole new group of potential customers for the private launch provider. Currently, millions of dollars' worth of rocket parts are jettisoned after each launch. The goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles, Musk has said. (more...)
April Fools' Comet Passes by Earth, Took Nearly a Century to Identify April Fools' Comet Passes by Earth, Took Nearly a Century to Identify
- April 02, 2017

If clouds obscure your view, visit the astronomy website Slooh .com, which will be tracking the comet live from the Canary Islands. So that will make the comet an easy target from dusk through dawn through mid-April. After the third " finding ", astronomers determined the three comets were the same. Comet 41P poses above and to the left of spiral galaxy Messier 108. (more...)
Manatee status improved from endangered to threatened, feds say Manatee status improved from endangered to threatened, feds say
- April 01, 2017

Vern Buchanan (R) is slamming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for downgrading protections for manatees in his home state, calling the agency announcement Thursday a "huge disappointment". The reclassification to threatened status leaves a number of protections in place for manatees, but it may lead to an easing of boating restrictions meant to protect the creatures. (more...)
Sen. Merkley: Nunes' Actions Leave House Russian Probe 'in Shreds'
- March 31, 2017

In recent days, the calls have grown louder for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The head of another pro-Trump group, Great America Alliance, said lawmakers' views on the health care were shifting too quickly to put together a successful pressure campaign. (more...)