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SpaceX Launches Earth-Observing Satellite, Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea SpaceX Launches Earth-Observing Satellite, Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea
- August 25, 2017

Eastern, at the beginning of a 42-minute launch window. The rocket took off from SpaceX's launch facility 4E at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base as planned, carrying the NSPO's FORMOSAT-5 satellite to orbit, where it was deployed successfully. (more...)
Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker
- August 24, 2017

The WSJ reported in July that Samsung was developing a voice-activated speaker powered by its digital assistant Bixby. But, technically, he didn't specify whether Samsung's speaker will feature Bixby. With the announcement, Bixby Voice, which has been due since April, was first released in the USA in July, and now it is being made available in around 200 countries. (more...)
Incredible Photo Shows International Space Station Flying Through Solar Eclipse Incredible Photo Shows International Space Station Flying Through Solar Eclipse
- August 23, 2017

The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles. Starting off the coast of OR and leaving U.S. NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Randy Bresnik, along with cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazansky and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli are now aboard the spacecraft. (more...)
Casper Can Recycle Eclipse Glasses to Astronomers Without Borders Casper Can Recycle Eclipse Glasses to Astronomers Without Borders
- August 23, 2017

But if you can't stand clutter and are desperate to send your glasses off right away, mail them to: Explore Scientific , 101 S. 48th St., Springdale, AR 72762. There's actually something charitable you can do with the leftovers rather than simply tossing them in the garbage like you may have already done. That's good news for those looking forward to the next eclipse that will occur across North America in 2024. (more...)
HTC drops Vive price to $600 with Viveport subscription HTC drops Vive price to $600 with Viveport subscription
- August 22, 2017

This new price drop is clearly created to make the Vive more accessible to a wider market, and brings it closer to the Rift's current £400 price point. To reach the masses, Steiber thinks there are various factors that should be worked upon, one of them being the price. Thankfully, those wishing to pick up a Vive can now do so for far less, as HTC has slashed 200 bucks off the system's cost, bringing the price down to $599. (more...)
Asteroid size of 40 football fields to scoot by Earth in September Asteroid size of 40 football fields to scoot by Earth in September
- August 21, 2017

On September 1, an asteroid nearly three miles wide will safely fly by Earth. Florence asteroid with a diameter of 4.4 km, will fly at a distance of seven million kilometres from the planet (18 of the distance from the earth to the moon). (more...)
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Will Revolve Around the Pokemon Necrozma Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Will Revolve Around the Pokemon Necrozma
- August 19, 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are a curious duo for Nintendo's pocket monster franchise. In these new versions of the game, "a story unfolds on a grand scale, with the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo , Lunala , and Necrozma at its center". (more...)
Microsoft could release an Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' edition Microsoft could release an Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' edition
- August 19, 2017

Both listings encourage buyers to pre-order the console before it's gone forever, indicating that the edition should be limited. All of the streams can be viewed on PC, Xbox One , or on mobile devices via the official Mixer apps. Crackdown 3 will be available for Xbox One and PC. It has been a couple of months since Microsoft first announced the Xbox One X alongside some of the more important details like specs, supported games, a release date and price. (more...)
Volcanoes Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice Volcanoes Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice
- August 17, 2017

The volcanoes were hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet and uncovered via publicly available radar mapping data. Previous studies have also hinted at the presence of the volcanoes #Beneath The Ice , but due to the presence of the immensely thick layer of the ice covering the surface, it has been immensely hard to study the geology. (more...)
Google to ban white supremacist website that was forced out by GoDaddy Google to ban white supremacist website that was forced out by GoDaddy
- August 16, 2017

The article was headlined: " Heather Heyer: woman killed in road rage incident was a fat, childless 32-year-old slut". The Daily Stormer has become notorious as one of the central neo-Nazi websites on the internet. However, some experts have cast doubt over whether the site has been hacked by an established member of Anonymous , with others claiming it was a stunt by the Daily Stormer itself. (more...)
United States remains poised to attack North Korea
- August 15, 2017

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford at the presidential office on Monday. "Nobody's looking for war", the four-star general added. "What matters is that if a second conflict (on the peninsula) erupts, that can not help but lead to a nuclear war", the North's official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary. (more...)
Mattis warns North Korea of 'destruction of its people' Mattis warns North Korea of 'destruction of its people'
- August 10, 2017

In a statement, Mattis said the U.S. and its allies would win any arms race or conflict with North Korea. He added that USA and allied militaries now have "the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth". (more...)
Sea fleas: the creatures behind Melbourne teenager Sam Kanizay's horrific leg injuries Sea fleas: the creatures behind Melbourne teenager Sam Kanizay's horrific leg injuries
- August 09, 2017

Dr Walker-Smith told Fairfax he believed the bleeding wouldn't stop because of the anti-coagulant being released by the fleas to stop the blood from clotting, in the same way leeches behave. "He (Kanizay) must have been very, very cold and he wouldn't have felt it", added Weir, who experienced a similar injury on his forehead after a night dive 40 years ago. (more...)
Google techie's anti-diversity 'manifesto' angers employees Google techie's anti-diversity 'manifesto' angers employees
- August 09, 2017

He also wrote women "prefer jobs in social and artistic areas" while more men "may like coding because it requires systemising", in the the memo which gained attention online over the weekend and was shared on the tech blog Gizmodo . Pichai's memo, titled "Our words matter", states that the contents of the email were "fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it", according to Recode . (more...)
Partial Lunar Eclipse To Be Visible Across India Monday Night
- August 09, 2017

In honor of the event, officials over at the Shreve Memorial Library are hosting an All-American Eclipse Viewing party at the Broadmoor Library in Shreveport. A partial lunar eclipse is when the earth moves between the Sun and Moon but they do not make a perfectly straight line. Wichita State University's Greg Novacek offers the following tips on how to watch a solar eclipse safely. (more...)
Breakthrough Device Heals Organs and Skin with a Single Touch Breakthrough Device Heals Organs and Skin with a Single Touch
- August 09, 2017

Researchers also said that the TNT is not limited on skin cells. Well, now you don't have to look any farther than Columbus, Ohio, where researchers from the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University have developed a device capable of repairing organs with a single touch. (more...)
Partial Lunar Eclipse 2017 Partial Lunar Eclipse 2017
- August 07, 2017

As noted yesterday by BGR , the partial lunar eclipse will be visible on Monday night in several parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. The August 7 lunar eclipse is associated with the upcoming major August 21 solar eclipse. Eclipse Begins - 10.52 pm; Maximum Phase of the Eclipse - 11.50 pm; Eclipse Ends - 12.50 am.Total Duration of the Eclipse Referring to Umbral and Penumbral Phases - 05h 1m. (more...)
Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduro's socialist power-grab Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduro's socialist power-grab
- July 31, 2017

All the polling stations for electing members to the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela opened at 6:00 a.m. local time (1030 GMT) on Sunday, despite opposition-led protests against the move. "This is for elections, for the freeing of political prisoners, for change", said Opposition Congressman Freddy Guevera. Several foreign airlines, including Air France, Delta, Avianca and Iberia have suspended flights to the country over worries about security. (more...)
Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry three astronauts to International Space Station Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry three astronauts to International Space Station
- July 29, 2017

The new ISS crew members are safely in the orbit after the launch and will travel for six hours in the spacecraft before docking to the space station's Rassvet module at 6 pm. While they're there, they'll spend many hours in the weightless laboratories, conducting a variety of science experiments related to biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. (more...)
Apple to build three new 'big' plants in US Apple to build three new 'big' plants in US
- July 28, 2017

Apple hasn't issued any statement in this regards. Apple also does contract some Mac Pro production in Texas to Flex. For now, Trump seems to have kept to his pre-poll promises . What's more, since the election, Trump has talked in progressively hopeful terms about the potential for Apple to work in the US. Because why would Cook care if Trump's administration is an economic success or not? It appears that Cook once again feels responsible for using his voice, this time to elevate ... (more...)
Google's Trusted Contacts app rolled out for iOS Google's Trusted Contacts app rolled out for iOS
- July 27, 2017

The app first launched on Android previous year. The Trusted Contact app from search engine giant can automatically share your status and location with your friends or loved ones. Increases in app revenue indicate that users are increasingly signing up for Netflix on their mobile devices, and particularly through Apple's App Store . (more...)
Lenovo announces the Moto Z2 Force with Snapdragon 835, new Mods Lenovo announces the Moto Z2 Force with Snapdragon 835, new Mods
- July 26, 2017

It's a feature that most users will probably never think about, but it helps Lenovo and the Moto line stand out in a sea of very similar handsets (having tried the modular approach with the LG G5 in 2016, LG has dropped the idea this year). (more...)
Pokemon Go Fest: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- July 24, 2017

Some Pokemon Go fans traveled from other countries to attend the event. Niantic said it will refund the $20 ticket price and players or Pokemon "trainers" would be given $100 in PokeCoins for their Pokémon GO account. However, Niantic is doing everything they can to try and right the wrongs, they released an update on their website letting everyone know what to expect. (more...)
Vodafone Romania service revenue rises 2.9% in Q1 FY 2017/18 Vodafone Romania service revenue rises 2.9% in Q1 FY 2017/18
- July 22, 2017

In India, where the second largest mobile operator in the world has faced strong competition, growth was down 13.9pc in comparison to the first three months of its 2016 financial year, however the market there has stabilised compared to the previous three months. (more...)
Sensex surges 131 pts on RIL earnings numbers Sensex surges 131 pts on RIL earnings numbers
- July 22, 2017

Shares of Wipro and Reliance Industries remain in the lead gainers on the benchmark Sensex today. Wipro was the top gainer in Nifty. The 30-share index bounced 131.48 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 32,035.88. Other telecom stocks which came under pressure after the announcement are Reliance Communications down 2.45% to Rs 23.85, Tata Communications down 2.31% to Rs 651.9, Tata Teleservices Maharashtra fell 2.4% to Rs 7.33. (more...)
The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher
- July 22, 2017

The 31-year-old posted and quickly deleted an Instagram photo showing 10 pill bottles with the caption, " all for the brain " back in June that had everybody anxious about his longterm health. He played for the Tennessee Titans in 2014. He had three years remaining on his contract after signing an extension last season. The Panthers appeared set to move on with Daryl Williams and rookie Taylor Moton at right tackle after a June minicamp. (more...)
Six Telecom Firms Under-Reported Revenue By Rs 61,064 Crore: CAG Six Telecom Firms Under-Reported Revenue By Rs 61,064 Crore: CAG
- July 22, 2017

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) was mandated to unbundle catering services on trains by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. During the course of inspection, which was done by the a joint team of the CAG team and the Railways at selected 74 stations and 80 trains, it was found that waste bins were not covered, not emptied regularly and not washed. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance JioPhone 'effectively free', but not yours Mukesh Ambani's Reliance JioPhone 'effectively free', but not yours
- July 22, 2017

The bigger talking points were the launch of JioPhone (with features of a 4G phone) and the aggressive tariff plans. It sports a squarish design, a headphone jack along with microphone and speaker. For Idea, it declined from Rs 129 in the first quarter to Rs 106 in the last quarter of the fiscal year. The company aims to deliver 5 million JioPhones available every week . (more...)
Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod
- July 22, 2017

They held 43.3% stake in the production house till June 30, The Times of India reported. Additionally, he also said that market capitalization has multiplied from ten crores to over five lakh crores. "Ramp-up of ethane import project has helped in diversifying feedstock sources and mitigating risks for our existing crackers at Dahej and Hazira". Reliance Industries (RIL) has acquired a 24.92 per cent stake in Ekta Kapoor-owned TV and movie production house Balaji Telefilms for Rs ... (more...)
'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation 'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation
- July 21, 2017

What's more , there were over 100,000 listings for stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools , firearms, and fraudulent services, the agency said . USA officials said they are aware of and investigating hundreds of services for secret online transactions of drugs and illicit goods. The Department of Justice announced Thursday the takedown of the largest online drug marketplace and the indictment of the ... (more...)
Google job listings app Hire now available in the US Google job listings app Hire now available in the US
- July 19, 2017

Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end. Hire streamlines tools used by recruiters who also use G Suite , aka Gmail and Google Calendar . (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Home to Get 2 New Outlets in Bengaluru This Month Xiaomi Mi Home to Get 2 New Outlets in Bengaluru This Month
- July 19, 2017

Other than the 6.44-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD panel, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features 4GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB of expandable storage . Mi Max2 is being equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is powered by Octa-core 2.0 GHz A53 processor . (more...)
Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses In Woman's Eye Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses In Woman's Eye
- July 18, 2017

Speaking to Optometry Today , Dr. Morjaria said the operating surgeons had never seen anything like it in their lives before. United Kingdom opthamologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today that in November, she and an operating team discovered a " bluish mass " of 17 contact lenses stuck together inside the woman's eye. (more...)
NASA video shows Pluto's mountains and plains, and it's pretty incredible NASA video shows Pluto's mountains and plains, and it's pretty incredible
- July 18, 2017

The new maps of Pluto and Charon use the highest resolution images captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) to present global mosaics of both worlds. "The complexity of the Pluto system - from its geology to its satellite system to its atmosphere- has been beyond our wildest imagination", Alan Stern, an investigator for the New Horizons spacecraft, said in a statement . (more...)
Jerusalem attack: Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors Jerusalem attack: Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors
- July 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Wisma Putra in a statement said that the action by the Israeli authorities was a violation of global laws and norms. He added in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency that Israel must "refrain from taking any step aimed at changing the historical" status quo of Al-Quds or the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (more...)
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40 Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
- July 16, 2017

The 40-year-old was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, which had spread to her bone marrow . Mirzakhani is survived by her husband and daughter. Mirzakhani attended an all-girls high school in Tehran and grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. According to the awarding committee , Mirzakhani's genius came from her "rare combination of superb technical ability, bold ambition, far-reaching vision, and deep curiosity". (more...)
Third-Party Contractor Exposes Verizon Customer Data Third-Party Contractor Exposes Verizon Customer Data
- July 14, 2017

However, it was not until June 22 - more than a week later - that Verizon and NICE managed to close the breach. In the RNC leak, UpGuard found an online repository of voter information left unsecured on Amazon Web Services' servers. (more...)
Here are Juno's first close-ups of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Here are Juno's first close-ups of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 13, 2017

Juno reached perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's centre) on July 10 at 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT). In modern times, the Great Red Spot has appeared to be shrinking . The Great Red Spot is a storm, but it's unlike anything we can imagine here on Earth. We may finally begin to get some answers about this spot. "Not a lot is known", Scott Bolton, principal investigator with NASA's Juno probe, told CBS News in an interview Monday. (more...)
US, German doctors to visit China's ill Nobel victor US, German doctors to visit China's ill Nobel victor
- July 13, 2017

The hospital says Liu, China's most prominent political prisoner, has respiratory failure and his condition is now life threatening. However, in a subsequent statement that was ignored by Chinese media, the German and American doctors said Liu was capable of traveling overseas, and the German Embassy in Beijing lashed out at China for "selectively leaking" the video to state media in a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. (more...)
Microsoft's new iPhone app helps the blind see Microsoft's new iPhone app helps the blind see
- July 13, 2017

Pointing it at a product's bar code will have the app describing what it is, and even provide additional information about how to use it. Otherwise, all you have to do to start identifying things is select from one of five different categories (the app calls them "channels") to help the app understand what type of object it needs to identify. (more...)