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Gator greeting: Houston resident returns home after flooding, finds 9ft alligator

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Harris County deputy constables responded to an intruder call at a home near Lake Houston but instead found a big reptile. As they were walking around to tour the damage, they noticed a 9-foot gator in the dining room. "The alligators aren't interested in people". One Texas neighbourhood saw a wild hog running amok while a woman spotted an alligator in her backgarden on Wednesday. Read More »

'Second Largest Black Hole' in the Milky Way Galaxy Found

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That growth should happen in part by mergers with other black holes and in part by accretion of material from the part of the galaxy that surrounds the black hole. It's hard to find black holes - because they are completely black. However, their influence on nearby objects can be help to detect them. Some believe midsized black holes are born in the cores of dense star clusters, of which there are about 150 in the Milky Way , but Oka's team says CO-0.40-0.22* is way too big to have ... Read More »

Jio Impact: Airtel's New Prepaid Offer Starts at Rs 5

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Here's a quick look at all the new Airtel plans. To counter Jio, Airtel has launched revolutionary recharge plans @ Rs.399 with Unlimited Local, STD and 1GB Data Free for 84 Days. It is also offering 2GB of 4G data for 28 days. Similarly, the free calls are limited to 250 minutes per day, after which the same 10 paisa per minute, and 30 paisa per minute tariffs are levied for calls to Airtel and other networks, respectively. Read More »

Keyboard and mouse games are coming to the Xbox soon

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Microsoft is all set to release its latest version of console Xbox One X . He then want on to talk about Microsoft's recent partnership with Samsung, and said that Samsung's 4K QLED TV screens and Microsoft's Xbox One X systems are going to be the flawless pair, and that the two companies are trying to work together to optimize their own 4K capabilities to the fullest. Read More »

Jaguar's steering wheel of the future revolves around AI

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The British auto maker has released information on what it has dubbed Sayer, a fully connected steering wheel with artificial intelligence that can call upon the closest driverless vehicle and have it delivered to your doorstep. Sayer will be featured on a new Jaguar future vision concept, Jaguar "Future-Type" that will explore mobility in 2040 and beyond. Instead, we'd treat this as a thought exercise. Read More »

N Korea nuclear test 'absolutely unacceptable': Japan PM

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Cooperation between South Korea and Japan on security issues "has been politically challenging, if not impossible at times, and certainly many expected that it would become even more hard under South Korean President Moon", Hwang said . with repeated tests - including this week firing a missile over Japan . The agency described the warhead as a "thermonuclear hydrogen bomb" with an adjustable explosive capacity of hundreds of kilotons. Read More »

Record-breaking astronaut and fellow crew return to Earth

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Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer 136 days during Expedition 52. In Whitson's recent mission to the International Space Station that began in November 2016, she has covered 196.7 million kilometers (122.2 million miles) and 4,623 orbits of Earth. Read More »

National Football League roster cuts 2017

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In previous years there was an intermediate cutdown from 90 to 75 players after the third preseason game, but a rule change this offseason eliminated that step. Los Angeles Rams head coach has his 53 man roster and now his practice squad, as the team heads full steam to the season opener next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts . Read More »

Xiaomi To Unveil Mi Mix 2 On September 11

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Earlier this week , Xiaomi confirmed to launch a new flagship smartphone in India with the dual-lens camera . It's safe to assume that the device will be the Mi A1, and it would be part of Google's Android One project. The Mi A1 in the listing is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, clocked at 2.0GHz. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 price in India is expected to be Rs. Read More »

Another Windows 10 update due October 17

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Windows Mixed Reality is possibly the most interesting feature arriving in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . Microsoft will be sharing more on the exact update time and process in the coming week. Starting November 7, users can play these games on the Xbox One X . Fixed an issue where the Windows Defender Security Center app icon was missing in taskbar when the app was open, as well in Start's all apps list. Read More »

'I'm here for the long term,' British Prime Minister May says

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Former education secretary Nicky Morgan, who was sacked by Mrs May, said: 'I think it's going to be hard for Theresa May to lead us into the next general election.' Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, who has been critical of Mrs May's approach to Brexit, said she had no long-term future. Read More »

Huawei Unveils 10nm Kirin 970 Chipset with Dedicated NPU & Cat.18 LTE

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Yu did not offer details into what type of smartphones the chip will be installed in nor what price range those smartphones will fall into. A source told the Nikkei Asian Review that the Kirin 970 uses the most advanced 10-nanometer technology from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker that is also supplying all the core processors for the upcoming iPhones. Read More »

Change of Command aboard the Space Station

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She told Reuters: "I am working on paying forward some of the advice and mentoring that I received on my journey in hopes that one day those young people will do the same and look back on a life in which they leapt at the opportunities and broke their own records". Read More »

Lena Headey Shares Cersei's Thoughts When She First Sees Daenerys

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We saw scenes between Tyrion and Bronn , Brienne and the Hound, Podrick and Tyrion, but most importantly, that epic stare-down between the Clegane brothers. However, since Tyrion already killed their father Tywin, it's a little unlikely that Game Of Thrones would have him murder another family member, while, considering the animosity between the pair, it's just a little too predictable. Read More »

Colin Cowherd Thinks Ohio State Should Be Ranked No. 1

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It just made for more offensive-related angst after an offseason full of it. Dobbins responded by gashing the Hoosiers for 6.2 yards per carry on a bell cow's workload of 29 carries. A concern for Ohio State coming into the season was its unproven wide receiver unit. Those gears blared as Campbell ran away from everyone to create the 74-yarder on Ohio State's first play from scrimmage after IN took the lead, with a swell block from fellow receiver Terry McLaurin, and as Johnnie Dixon ... Read More »

Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for water

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Scientists suggest these planets lost much less water , possibly less than three Earth-oceans worth. Vincent Bourrier, from the Observatoire de l'Université de Genève, who led the global team of astronomers, makes it clear though, that with the data they have and current telescope technology, no definitive conclusion can be drawn on the water content of the exoplanets. Read More »

Google critic says he was ousted from Google-backed think tank

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At press time , a statement had not yet been issued. And, according to Lynn, he was sacked as a direct result of Schmidt voicing his displeasure to Slaughter over Lynn's anti-Google article , possibly threatening to withhold funds. Although Slaughter said the decision was "in no way based on the content of [his] work", according to the Times , which said it had reviewed a copy of the message, she accused Lynn of "imperiling the institution as a whole". Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Expects to Re-Sign with Mercedes

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Bottas beat the Briton by 0.056 seconds in the afternoon, when Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was just 0.14secs off the pace. "We might not be the quickest everywhere ahead and I'm trying to figure out in my mind how to apply positive energy to my guys to bring some more magic in these next eight races so that we can win". Read More »

The next big Windows 10 update will be out on October 17

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Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security . This will be flawless for those users who are planning on playing Xbox Play Anywhere games. This allows users who may have neuromuscular diseases to take control of Windows 10 hands free . Read More »

Nintendo's Switch Showcase Holds Several Nindie Titles

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Suffice it to say, Switch users are going to have a lot of games to choose from now, which should go a long way towards addressing the issue of its limited library of titles . Hotline Miamimade a tiny appearance in one part of the footage, and the game is reportedly inspired by several other indie designers and projects. The Nintendo Switch edition will include all five episodes and interludes when it releases in early 2018. Read More »

LG's V30 halves its display count but doubles down on cameras

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While the home button on the back also has the fingerprint sensor on it, the LG V30 with Android 7.1.2 based LG's UX 6.0+ also has some other security features including facial recognition and voice recognition. The battery of V30 works with the capacity of a 3300mAh, it is not removable flagship. "The V30 will become available to consumers in South Korea starting on September 21 and will be followed by key markets in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East", LG ... Read More »

Sonic Forces launches alongside Xbox One X in November

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This release date is for both the United States and European markets. In addition to the pre-order Bonus Edition, the " Sega & Atlus Pack" offers 13 in-game outfit and accessories to recreate the look of five other Sega and Atlus characters for your Hero to look like, including that of Jet Set Radio , Persona 5 , PuyoPuyo, Super Monkey Ball , and NiGHTS . Read More »

Maruti Suzuki India eyes the net-savvy set with new showrooms

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The introduction of Maruti Suzuki Arena, takes the company's retail channel count to four: Maruti Suzuki Arena, Nexa , Commercial, and True Value . I am sure it will create a lasting relationship with our customers. "This is poised to strongly connect with the young and do-it-yourself generation of customers", the company said. Read More »

Cortana, Meet Alexa: Digital Assistants Will Talk to Each Other

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The move signifies a major shift for the competitive and crowded voice assistant market, which also includes Apple's Siri and Google Assistant. Amazon Echo users will soon be able to use Alexa to access Microsoft Cortana's tools to schedule meetings, access work calendars and set reminders. Read More »

Google widens AR reach with ARCore Android SDK

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The camera on the back of your phone will make it possible to detect flat surfaces and let users place AR objects into the world as they see fit. ARCore builds on an ongoing effort by Google to give Android developers more ways to embed AR smarts in their applications. Read More »

PlayStation Plus games for September 2017 confirmed

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Also keep in mind that all PlayStation Plus members can still get what Hallahan described as the "perfect summertime party game"-That's You!-for free as part of their membership through October 23". Sony has revealed the list of games PlayStation Plus members will get for free in September. You can view the press conference right here on the PlayStation YouTube page , and though it isn't likely to be translated into English, you should still be able to see what's happening with the event, ... Read More »

Acer's Spin 5 convertible line now has Intel's 8th-gen chips

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The company claims that the new devices have been crafted with style, mobility, and functionality in mind. New entries in Acer's ultraslim and ultralight notebook range Swift and its convertible notebook range Spin were unveiled at the event, as well as a new version of the Switch 7 2-in-1 notebook introduced past year. Read More »

Microsoft And Amazon Have Integrated Cortana And Alexa

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Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us. "They will also get access to 'Cortana's world knowledge and helpful productivity features such as calendar management, day at a glance and location-based reminders simply by asking Alexa to open Cortana'". Read More »

Samsung Gear Sport is swim-ready with Spotify

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Among the announcements was the Gear Sport , which the tech giant called a "wellness manager" that will automatically coach users on staying active. That gives you a 302ppi pixel density, which in short means the screen should be sharp and clear, as well as colorful thanks to Samsung's AMOLED screen technology. Read More »

Destiny 2 PC Beta: How to Fix Chive Error Code

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For those who have got into the beta, many are panicking that their real name is appearing instead of their Battle.net tag when playing with randoms. The rest of the players will only get to try it out on the 29th of August until the 31st of August. Read More »

Amazon Echo Multi-Room Audio Support Released

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Amazon Music Unlimited (for students) is available in the US starting today for the low-low price of $4.99 per month. Also, you can't use the Echo Dot's Bluetooth connection with this feature, so you'll have to plug a speaker into its 3.5-mm jack instead. Read More »

US Open: Alexander Zverev Poised for Breakthrough Run

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The two had played each other earlier in the year at the Miami Masters, where Tiafoe challenged the Swiss in the first set, but faded away. Now the big stage in NY awaits Swiss legend Federer and Spanish icon Nadal . "When I came here one week ago and I stepped on the site, a lot of great memories came back", said Kerber . "Finals are more special than semifinals, in that case". Read More »