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Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

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You'll be able to watch the supermoon starting on Sunday Dec. 3. When the Moon is on its full moon stage but this stage coincides with its closest point in proximity in its orbit around the Earth, it is called a "super moon.' Since the Moon is elyptical, one of its sides is 50,000 kilometers farther from the Earth than the other". Read More »

IOS 11.2 Fifth Beta Update has been Seeded by Apple

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The company's Twitter support page is being inundated with users bemoaning iPhone crashes, but Apple is remaining coy about the issue so far, responding to one user with: "Relying on your iPhone is vital and we understand the concern to ensure your iPhone is working as expected". Read More »

'Best of 2017' shared by Google on the Play Store

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Whether you believe it or not, based on Google's history of secretly collecting user data in the past, it's sensible to be somewhat wary of the data-saving app. Over time, Datally will learn your usage patterns and offer more recommendations to save data. The app incorporates a big button on the top to stop data being used up in the background. Read More »

European, African Leaders Meeting on Economic Cooperation and Security

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Kagame, who led an African Union Institutional reform exercise after it was accorded to him by fellow heads of State, told the Summit that one of the ongoing reform processes is a new partnership with Europe. "We are horrified by African migrants being auctioned off in Libyan territory". Once returned, these migrants can benefit from reintegration assistance, partly funded by the EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa . Read More »

FBI makes arrest in Wake Robin ricin investigation

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It was tested and determined to be ricin. Tests confirmed it contained the deadly substance. According to court documents, Miller told health care providers she attempted to poison other residents by putting the ricin on food or in drinks during the past several weeks. Read More »

Jak II, Jak 3, Jak X: Combat Racing hit PS4 Next Week

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The PlayStation Blog confirmed the PlayStation Store debut of Jak II, Jak 3 , and Jak X Combat Racing is upon us. You'll have the option of either purchasing the games in a bundle or individually, though anyone who's played Jak and Daxter will likely go straight for the bundle. Read More »

Couple in Missouri jailed for allegedly putting infant in microwave

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The fracture was revealed to have occurred when the child's father 'dropped' the infant son prior to then proceeding to place the baby boy in the microwave for a 'short while '. When asked about the head injuries and bruises on her son's body, Mikala invoked her fifth amendment rights. Fortunately, the infant survived but, as of now, the two suspects are in jail with a sizable $500,000 in bail each. Read More »

Watch for 2017's first and last supermoon

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Lyle Tavernier, an expert at Nasa , said: 'Keep in mind that a 14 per cent increase in the apparent size of something that can be covered with a fingernail on an outstretched arm won't seem significantly bigger. In fact, it's the only Super Moon we've had this year. According to Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, there is a reason behind the moon's captivating close approach to the Earth. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Buyers will Receive Rs 1000 Cashback from Reliance Jio

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As per details on the Xiaomi website , users will have to continuously recharge for 12 months with Jio's special tariff offer of Rs 199 per month to avail the cashback offer. Customers will have to pay Rs 199 for monthly recharges on Jio's network . The Redmi 5A gets its strength from decent 3,000 mAh battery offering 8 days of standby time and runs on Android Nougat operating system wrapped under MIUI 9 . Read More »

Taylor Swift's Reputation Will Finally Start Streaming Tonight

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After a three-week delay and coming very close to breaking her own record, Taylor Swift has now made a decision to release Reputation on streaming services. Shortly after releasing her 2014 album 1989, she withdrew her content from Spotify because streaming services' would not offer royalties to artists during their free trial period. Read More »

PUBG's New Desert Map Will Debut at The Game Awards Next Week

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He says PUBG will definitely run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X, but they might have to limit the FPS to 30 on the Xbox One. However, standard Xbox Ones are still up in the air, according to Greene. Yes, it is important, but it's not as important for us as it is in a twitch shooter. The next big step, besides the highly anticipated Xbox One release on December 12 , is the desert map. Read More »

Best Buy Listing Hints At Google Home Max's Release For December 11

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However, the release date listed right next to the model and SKU information is December 11. In addition, Droid Life spotted a reference to a December 11 release date on the Google Store . Google has rolled out a multitasking feature in its smart home speaker Google Home that makes it possible for the device to accomplish two different tasks at the same time. Read More »

Prehistoric Women Were Stronger than Elite Rowing Teams Today

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Studies done in the past on prehistoric bones revealed that once hunter-gatherers shifted to an agrarian lifestyle and settled down, their legs became weaker while their arms became stronger. Previously, most of the attention about physical changes humans experienced during the agricultural revolution had been focused on men. This suggests that prehistoric agricultural women were doing a huge range of daily activities that involved varying amounts of strain on their legs, but were ... Read More »

Los Angeles 2017: Nissan Unveils Another Small SUV Called Kicks!

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With the odd-ball JUKE being phased out, here comes the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks , unveiled yesterday in a North American premiere at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Kicks SR Premium Package adds Bose Personal Plus sound system with speakers inside the seat. Automatic Emergency Braking is standard, along with seven air bags and a RearView Monitor. Read More »

Microsoft Edge launches on iPhone and Android

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We hope you will try the app alongside your Windows 10 PCs and provide your ideas on what can make it even better. The company intends to increase adoption of Edge by making it available to mobile users as well as Windows 10 customers. "We are committed to empowering people and organizations to achieve more". The launch will help existing Edge users on Windows 10 to have a smoother browsing experience on mobile. Read More »

Apple and Stanford Launch Apple Watch Heart Study

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This study takes all of that a step further: Now Apple itself will be running a study and submitting data to the Food and Drug Administration. A band meant for Apple's line of smartwatches, the KardiaBand can detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or normal heart rhythm without requiring a visit to the doctor. Read More »

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of 5m United Kingdom users

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The campaign's representative Richard Lloyd claims that more than 5 million brits were affected by this action and classifies it as a breach of trust as well as an unlawful activity, according to United Kingdom laws. He claims that if he wins, affected consumers will be entitled to several hundreds of pounds of compensation. "Through this action, we will send a strong message to Google and other tech giants in Silicon Valley that we're not afraid to fight back". Read More »

YouTube is testing its own version of Stories

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First and foremost, it's called Reels, and it serves a similar function as film reels: store a variety of videos, created to be shorter than a typical YouTube upload, and make them easily accessible for viewers. Reels will appear in a dedicated tab on the YouTube channel. They'll stick around for as long as the creator wants and each creator can have multiple Reels that they can add to as they see fit. Read More »

Google Datally Android app gives fine-grained mobile data control

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A special "Data Saver" bubble lets you block background data and see data usage in real time, with the ability to stop data being used by any given app with a single tap. The Free Wi-Fi finder was similarly good, finding nearby hotspots, but completely missed the CBR Free Wifi hotspots that operate around the ACT. The app is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5 appears at TENAA ahead of launch

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Naturally, the design of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is not the one of a flagship handset. One can expand the storage up to 128GB. The Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a 720x1280 pixels resolution. In terms of camera specifications, the device houses a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and flash and 5MP selfie camera. Read More »

Lincoln Nautilus is a renamed MKX with facial surgery

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The company said nothing about renaming the recently refreshed 2019 MKC compact crossover , for example, nor the MKZ midsize sedan . It wasn't too long ago that we looked at Lincoln's product portfolio and we were left scratching our heads. Read More »

The 2018 Subaru Ascent: Prepare To See Three-Row AWD Crossovers Everywhere

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Everyone will feel safe inside the 2019 Subaru Ascent thanks to EyeSight technology, standard across the lineup and featuring collision-avoidance, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control functionality. It's built on an extended version of the Subaru Global Platform and was designed for active families who love to consume beverages. Base models come with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while mid- and high-spec models gain an 8.0-inch display. Read More »

Rubin steps down from Essential after Google investigation revealed

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Sign up for the free Good Morning Silicon Valley newsletter. Rubin's spokesman said any relationship had been consensual. Google has a policy that does not allow relationships between supervisors and subordinates on the same team. The alleged misconduct happened before 2013, while Rubin was working with the employee in question in the Android department. Former Google CEO Larry Page was full of praise for Rubin at the time, saying , "Andy, more moonshots, please". Read More »

New tests at Jesus's presumed tomb back traditional beliefs

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The new findings dates the original construction of the site to the time of the very first Christian Roman emperor Constantine. Though the tomb of Christ had never been featured in the pages of National Geographic , the magazine's iconic yellow frame this December features a Rembrandt painting depicting the face of Jesus on its cover, along with an accompanying story about what archaeology reveals about the life of Jesus. Read More »

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

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Best of all, it is integrated with Azure, allowing Microsoft Azure customers to add it to their cloud solutions easily and security. SAP said it will run more than a dozen of its business-critical systems on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. Read More »

At the motor show in Los Angeles debuted the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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The engine remains the same as in the coupe; an "LT5" 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with 755hp and 715lb ft sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual or - in a first for the ZR1 - an optional paddle-shift eight-speed automatic. In fact, the curb weight difference between the ZR1 coupe and convertible is less than 60 pounds (27 kg), with most of the difference attributed to the folding top hardware. Read More »

Hearthstone's Kobolds & Catacombs Release Date Revealed

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As a bonus for logging in when the new expansion drops players can earn one random legendary weapon and three Kobolds & Catacombs card packs for free. Players start with a basic, premade deck and will then encounter a series of bosses. Blizzard announced today that Hearthstone's next expansion " Kobolds and Catacombs " would be released early December. Read More »

DNA Analysis Shows Legendary Yetis Were Asian Bears

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Eight of the samples were found to be from bear species - Asian black bears , Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears - while the final sample was from a dog. One sample studied by the team consisted of a preserved scrap of skin from the hand or paw of a Yeti, which turned out to be from an Asian black bear. Read More »

Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) launched with dual cameras, 18:9 display

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The Zenfone 3S Max is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 and will be supported by either 2GB or 3GB RAM. There's a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Read More »

Microsoft to improve multi-tasking on Windows 10 with the Sets feature

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The Sets feature is like having tabs in your apps so you can group your work together more easily. It's hard to gauge just how useful this new Sets feature is, but according to The Verge , which saw early concepts of it this month, it feels as if Sets should have been a standard Windows 10 feature from the get-go. Read More »