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NASA discovers first 'Interstellar Object', not Nibiru or Planet X

And while we still don't know if A/2017 U1 is an asteroid or a comet, it is not entirely surprising that an object from beyond the solar system should have entered it. Where's it going? Scientists think the object is heading toward the constellation Pegasus and is on its way out of our solar system. Such work should help confirm the object's origin story, as well as shed light on planet-formation processes in our cosmic neighborhood, Holman said. Read More »

Edmunds Partners With Facebook For Used Cars


It is integrating itself with professional auto traders such as Auction 123, CDK Global , Edmunds ,, and others for the U.S. (Taken from Kelly's Blue Book ). "Millions of people in the United States alone are looking at used cars, motorbikes, and other vehicle listings every day". Facebook is getting profoundly involved in developing effective and efficient e-commerce platforms. Read More »

Penney Company (JCP) and Macy's (M) Go Head-to-head


C. Penney Company, Inc . Holding during the 2nd quarter worth $311,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in J. C. Penney Company, Inc . J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP ) has declined 40.00% since October 24, 2016 and is downtrending. The Company's memory subsystems consist of combinations of dynamic random access memory integrated circuits, NAND flash memory (NAND flash), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and other components assembled on ... Read More »

Instagram gets up close and personal with 'Superzoom'


All you have to do is highlight the tool in the story camera, chose the front or rear-facing camera and then tap the record button. "You can make a Superzoom of anything - your selfie, your friend's goofy face or even your half-eaten sandwich", Instagram wrote in a blog post . Read More »

The first motorcycle to use Apple CarPlay has been announced

The Honda Gold Wing is one of the most recognizable model series from the Japanese manufacturer. The Gold Wing has a base price of $23,500 and hits the streets next February. The twin-spar aluminum frame is paired with a single-side swingers, the pivot area structure of which has been redesigned. The engine is also placed further towards the front end for better weight balancing and an improved centre of gravity. Read More »

Astros Stole A Base Now You Get A Free Taco


Hungry diners can pick up their free taco at participating restaurants from 2 6 p.m. The fast-food chain had promised to give away tacos if a base is stolen by any player during the 2017 Word Series Championship. On Nov. 1, receive your free Doritos® Locos Tacos. Armed with a more manageable moniker, Maybin was able to really impress his kids and all their friends by, essentially, shouting, "tacos on me!" to an entire nation. Read More »

Oppo launches F5 with face unlock and AI selfie in Philippines


Still, it will have an edge-to-edge display , a 3.5mm audio jack and come in black, gold and red. Oppo has finally confirmed the launch date of its much-anticipated smartphone, Oppo F5 in India . As for the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with AI integration for enhanced selfies. Oppo has also packed a fingerprint sensor on the back and a 3200 mAh battery in the smartphone. Read More »

LG phones now available via Amazon Prime Exclusive program


Amazon also added the LG Q6 and X Charge to its list of Prime Exclusive phones . This device ditches the 18:9 display, but adds a massive 4,500 mAh battery. It comes with a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear-facing camera with LED flash. It's available unlocked with support for AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Read More »

Throwback Thursday Vincent Church Trunk or Treat 2016


Calvary Assembly will host its second annual event starting at 6:30 p.m at the Epicenter campus in Tanner. For more information, visit . It will begin at 1 p.m. All proceeds from Trunk or Treat will go to both North and South Elementary Schools in Lamesa. Halloween treats will be dispensed from the trunks of 15-20 cars. Read More »

IPhone LCD panel supplier LG Display says demand remains strong


Revenue rose 15.1 percent to 15.2 trillion won. "We will continue to maximize profitability in our differentiated LCD products, and will improve the profitability of the OLED business through expansion, under the conservative assumption that the challenging market situation will continue". Read More »

Bungie Explains Recent Bans About Destiny 2 PC Players


On their official website, Bungie has listed actions that may cause players to be banned from Destiny 2 such as modding game software and hardware, modding game assets, using graphic hacks, piracy, impersonating a Bungie employee, hacking other player's accounts, and using hate speech in-game. Read More »

Project Loon restores web in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico


The balloons launched from the Nevada desert over the weekend and traveled the 3,500 miles by sky to reach the stratosphere over Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has grappled to recover services of communications. Customers of cellphone provider AT&T can now connect to basic text, email and web service with LTE-enabled phones by way of two balloons that are floating some 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) above the Caribbean islands, according to Read More »

BMW X2 expands BMW's coupe-like SUVs


It's basically a sportier version of the F48 X1 , joining the range of even-numbered BMW X coupe-SUVs (or Sport Activity Coupes, as BMW keeps insisting). With its engines mounted transversely, the X2 is claimed to provide accommodation for up to five adults, although the rear seat is configured in a 40:20:40 layout. Read More »

James Murdoch Says Size of O'Reilly Settlement Was 'News to Me'

I wish this stuff didn't happen. If I die tomorrow and I get an opportunity, I'll say 'why'd you guys work me over like that? O'Reilly was ousted from Fox News in April after it was revealed he had settled several other harassment cases. On Monday, O'Reilly said that in more than 20 years he only "resolved three situations" and that he did it "to protect my children from harm". "I'm a target. Read More »

Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corp.'s insider ownership stands at 0.2 percent, while its insider transaction is 0 percent. It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500. WLL's institutional ownership stands at 85.40%. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. holds 1.67% of its portfolio in VOXX International Corp for 973,515 shares. Read More »

Tokyo Motor Show: Subaru Viziv Performance concept


This five-seater isn't available for sale, so we don't have a price, but head down to your local Subaru dealer in a couple of years, and you might well see something that has descended from this very Viziv . The most important change to come from Subaru Tecnica International is an exchange of the donor car's stock 2.5-liter boxer, for a high-strung 2.0-liter twin-scroll ball bearing turbocharged flat-four engine as a homage to the company's time spent romping around the World Rally ... Read More »

Apple eased Face ID accuracy to boost iPhone X production


Face ID is a facial recognition system that replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as the main way of authenticating an iPhone user. But it could be a while before iPhone X customers get their hands on the flagship device. Apple declined to comment on the story. According to a new report from The Verge , Apple is taking some drastic steps in order to reduce the wait time between shipments of the new iPhone. Read More »

In Cloud Race, Google & Cisco Form New Team

Google services, including the Google Container Engine based on the open source Kubernetes system, will be used to let customers move and manage workloads between on-premises data centers and Google Cloud, using the same tools to manage them in both environments. Read More »

Microsoft's Kinect Is Finally Dead


The peripheral's core sensor - the Kinect v4, which is soon to be replaced by the v5 - is used in Microsoft's Hollow Lens augmented reality glasses. Microsoft has said that it'll continue to offer customer support for Kinect in the meantime, which despite its sad ending actually sold around 35 million units since its release. Read More »

South Park Fractured But Whole Free Trial Available on Xbox One & PS4


We received an overwhelming amount of responses and we've now chosen the lucky eight! Created to allow interested players a chance to sample the fascinating and addicting world of South Park , the trial will feature no alterations to gameplay, with the exception of a one hour playtime restriction. Read More »

Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 0.72

Recently, shares of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO ) have been seen trading 14.41% away from the 200-day moving average and 7.41% off the 50-day moving average. Btim Corporation invested in 0.01% or 30,054 shares. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 67,413 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,913,059.44. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Begins the Post-Kojima Era in February


Things have been very quiet on the Metal Gear front, with little word on the status of Metal Gear Survive in recent months. This release date appears to relate to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game only - at least that's what Konami's promotional image, below, suggests. Read More »

Leicester City vs Leeds United

Leicester City ensured their place in the quarter-finals as the Algerian duo of Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez scored in the 70th and 88th minute to take the game beyond their opponent. The chances were beginning to arrive with some regularity now for Leicester and Gray worked Wiedwald again before Andy King skewed a shot horribly wide from Slimani's low cross. Read More »

Google Lens rolling out to first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL


People on a Google Product forum shared experiences of clicking noises and high-pitched sounds coming from their Pixel 2 and 2 XL phones. The report adds that Google may end up internally calling the trio as A, B, and C devices to hide their identities from leaks. Read More »

Einstein note on happy living sells for US$1.56m at auction


Applause broke out in the room when the sale was announced. Einstein scrawled the sage wisdom in 1922 in a Tokyo hotel and gave it to a bellboy in lieu of a tip, as he had no cash. In June, letters written by Einstein about God, Israel and physics sold for almost $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction. Around 100 years later, his prediction was proved correct - as the note made the bellboy's nephew a millionaire when he contacted an auction house to put it up for sale. Read More »

Gmail Add-ons lets developers integrate apps with Gmail inbox

While most average Gmail users probably won't have much use for these initial add-ons outside of a work setting, it makes sense that Google would eventually expand this functionality to consumer applications as well. On Android, there is a new bar at the bottom of the screen that lists " Available add-ons". Add-ons from Trello and Wrike do similar things, while an add-on from DocuSign allows users to sign forms from within a Gmail message. Read More »

Nicaragua confirms it is to join Paris Agreement, leaving USA further isolated


Nicaragua originally refused to sign in 2015, arguing that its framework didn't go far enough to hold the worst historic emission offenders accountable, especially the US and European countries. For example, climate change mitigation action can bring co-benefits for adaptation and sustainable development; renewables can increase access to electricity as well as reduce emissions and more efficient and sustainable agriculture and forestry can contribute to adaptation too. Read More »

Hitman Gets Game of the Year Edition and Xbox One X Support


In reworked variants of four existing maps, you must work to prevent a virus from spreading and causing a global pandemic after assassinating a target, who is presumably the titular Patient Zero. Tobii Eye Tracking support for PC: Enhance your killer instincts with Dynamic Light Adaptation, Extended View and a new special feature added specifically for HITMAN . Read More »

Samsung Android 8.0 Oreo Release Expected Early Next Year


For security reasons, Samsung doesn't specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed. It's unclear which device will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update when. The monthly patches offer protection against latest security threats that can make Android devices vulnerable to security malfunction. Samsung Electronics is now in the process of developing Android 8.0 Oreo builds for its smartphones and will start pushing them out in early 2018, Samsung Turkey's outlet Güncel Miyiz revealed ... Read More »

Sony's 'Venom' Movie Starring Tom Hardy Kicks Off Production

Venom is an intriguing villain and semi-antihero to be sure - it is a extraterrestrial symbiote who merges at first with Peter Parker before latching onto rival photographer Eddie Brock, the character Hardy plays in the film. Sony wants to create its own cinematic universe separate from the MCU, but they can't do it with their most popular superhero character, Spider-Man, on loan to Marvel . Read More »

Sensex posts gains for 2nd day, up 100 pts on earning optimism


Infosys shares gained as much as 0.8 per cent to Rs 946.65, ahead of its earnings announcement for the July-September quarter later in the day. Al Sharqia Investment, HSBC Bank, Vision Insurance, Ahli Bank and Bank Sohar gained 1.98 per cent, 1.79 per cent, 1.46 per cent, 1.25 per cent and 0.64 per cent respectively. Read More »

Vodafone announces two new plans to compete with Jio

Telcos are joining hands with handset makers to sell smartphones to the 500 million odd users of featurephones in the country at rock bottom prices, as they compete with each other to convert this large segment of voice-only customers into consumers of data as well. Read More »

Stephen Hawking's PhD Thesis Made Public, Crashes Website


And said he hoped making it available to all would "inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos". By making his PhD thesis Open Access, anyone can now freely download and read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate. Read More »