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No more smashed phone screens: Self-healing glass has just been discovered

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A new kind of highly durable glass-like polymer that can heal on its own has been discovered by Professor Takuzo Aida's team of researchers from the University of Tokyo. He noticed that cut edges of the polymer remains together and makes a string sheet after they are pressed by hand at the temperature of 21 degree Celsius. Read More »

Celestial object 'not an alien spacecraft', say Irish scientists

In mid-October of this year, researchers discovered what they believe to be an interstellar object that has entered our own sliver of the universe. When 'Oumuamua first came to the notice of astronomers , zooming into the Solar System from very, very far away, it was assumed that the object was a comet. Read More »

Huawei Enjoy 7S with 5.65-inch Full HD+ display, Android Oreo announced

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The device is priced at 1499 Yuan (roughly Rs. 14,540) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option, while the 4GB RAM variant will cost 1699 Yuan (roughly Rs. The front camera is a 2-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. Well, this seems to be the rebranded Huawei Enjoy 7s , which had leaked a number of times thus far. Read More »

New AirPods orders won't arrive until after Christmas

Initial reactions to the AirPods were muted when they were released in 2016, with critics lamenting their poor sound quality. A year after a delayed launch saw them miss Christmas, Apple's AirPods will once again be impossible to find this holiday season. Read More »

Google Information prohibits websites to not disguise nation of origin

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Speaking to Bloomberg , a Google spokesperson noted that the change in policy is in order to "reflect a constantly changing web and how people look for information online". Google has now taken measures to make sure fake news is not promoted through its platform. Google and other social media giants have been under a lot of pressure from United States lawmakers to strengthen their news-filtering methods. Read More »

Fake Version of Cuphead Listed on Apple's iOS Store

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Apple has declined to comment on whether or not buyers will be entitled to a refund for their fake purchase. I played it myself, dropping $5 that I intend to get back from Apple soon. Note the URL domain is created to confuse people by mimicking the name of the actual game developer too. " Cuphead by StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc." read the iTunes listing, which showed up in the store early this morning. Read More »

OH boy who gave up Xbox for blanket gets special surprise

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When Microsoft learned about the selfless act, the tech giant reward Frye with a special Xbox One package that was delivered by a very special person. Caring for the poor and needy people, and helping them is a noble endeavour. "He knew what it was like to not have a blanket at night and to have to give it back". Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get sizeable discounts

While the Pixel 2 phones brought in a few changes were pointed out in the original Pixel devices such as an IP67 rating and a refined design. Both Google and Verizon Wireless are making a last minute holiday sales push for the recently launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . Read More »

Chinese smartphone makers to take on Apple

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It is not just Huawei that wants to enter the USA; the latest report amongst people close to this information claim that even Xiaomi is negotiating agreements with carriers in a bid to enter this market. If the conditions are met in a amicable manner between both Xiaomi and carriers such as AT&T , Verizon, it is more than possible that the Mi7 could be seen officially sold in the US though Bloomberg reports that there is a possibility that no agreements take place at all. Read More »

Google is officially shutting down Tango AR after three years

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However, it does build on Tango's fundamental technology and is focussed on motion tracking , environmental understanding , and light estimation . The result, ARKit , let app makers develop augmented reality apps that ran on a whole host of phones. However, as mentioned, to incorporate this feature one needs to have a dedicated hardware. Read More »

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS

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Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and soon Scott Tingle , are the NASA astronauts onboard of the ISS residents from Expedition 54 . The trio, who arrived at the station in July, contributed to hundreds of scientific experiments aboard the ISS and performed several spacewalks. Read More »

Baauer isn't happy 'Harlem Shake' was used in a net neutrality PSA

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The song's producer, Harry Bauer Rodrigues ― a DJ better known as Baauer - threatened legal action against Pai for using the music. "My team and I are now exploring every single avenue available to get it taken down", Mr. "This is not in any way standard practice for the platform, which thrives because its creators liberally flex fair-use content", Mr. Patel wrote . Read More »

'Dangerous' THREE-MILE WIDE asteroid 3200 Phaethon heads to Earth TONIGHT

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While the 3200 Phaethon is being considered a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), the likelihood that it would cause harm is very slim. Okay, it's not armageddon, but a large-ish asteroid will blast reasonably close to the Earth on December 16, and we can thank NASA and global space observatories for making the event a comfortable spectator sport. Read More »

Holder Novare Capital Management LLC Lifted Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) Position

About 851,261 shares traded. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ( ETE ) remained unsuccessful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.36 as it actually earned $0.22 per share in its last reported financial results. Spinnaker Trust holds 0.41% or 35,353 shares. Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $200,000 activity. Among 10 analysts covering MacroGenics ( NASDAQ:MGNX ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Read More »

Google abandons Project Tango, validates Apple's approach

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Tango peaked in June 2016 when the Lenovo Phab2 Pro was unveiled as the first Project Tango phone . But later the project saw a downgrade with its speed and accuracy issues. This move left Google to abandon the high cost of entry to Android AR with the introduction of ARCore this past August. The software development tools mean that AR apps can work on a wider variety of Android devices instead of the limited and comparatively bulky Project Tango phones. Read More »

NASA Discovers New 'Super-Earth' Planet 2545 Light-Years Away From Us

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This man-made neural network worked tirelessly by sifting through tons of Kepler data, finally finding weak transit signals that indicated the possibility of a yet-undiscovered eighth planet in the constellation Draco. "You have small planets inside and big planets outside, but everything is scrunched in much closer", Vanderburg said. Scientists think the temperature of Kepler-90i itself is around 800 degrees Fahrenheit, which indicates that it is not a habitable planet. Read More »

Geminid meteor shower to graze skies on Thursday night

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For the Geminids, viewers didn't necessarily have to try and find the radiant constellation in order to see some meteors. Rocks and dust particles from space that are about to collide with Earth's atmosphere are called meteoroids. Tonight , we are on the tail end of visibility of the shower. Those that enter and streak through the atmosphere are called meteors. Further to this, Asteroid 3200 Phaethon - the origin of the meteors - will be reaching its minimum distance from the Earth on ... Read More »

PUBG - How To Access Hidden Graphics Settings On Xbox One

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The Xbox One X is priced at $499. " PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X", wrote Eurogamer . "But with Microsoft directly involved and with the quality of the talent deployed on the title, we expected more ". "Similar to its development on PC, "PUBG" on Xbox One will continue to receive new content, updates, optimizations and more in the months ahead". Read More »

SpaceX outdid themselves with a picture-perfect rocket landing

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The gleaming white Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket soared into the blue sky over Florida at 10:36 am (1536 GMT). Shortly after the Falcon 9 sent the Dragon and its 4861 pounds of cargo off to the ISS, it made a controlled, vertical landing at SpaceX's landing site, creatively named Landing Zone 1. Read More »

Facebook's New Feature Will Help You Temporarily Avoid That One Friend

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The idea is to give users more control over their news feed. "We demote things like clickbait headlines and false news, even though people often click on those links at a high rate". 'The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. "With Snooze , you don't have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone's posts for a short period of time", Facebook Product Manager Shruthi Muraleedharan said in a blog post . Read More »

Apple's most powerful iMac Pro now available in the US

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T2 also includes a "secure enclave coprocessor" which forms the basis for new encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities. That's because when fully loaded with an 18-core Intel Xeon CPU (which won't even ship until next year), 128GB of error-checking memory, and a 4TB SSD, you're looking at a total price of $13,199. Read More »

Vivo smartphones will be first to feature in-display fingerprint sensor

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The company announced that it is going into full production with what it described as "top five original equipment manufacturers (OEM)". Vivo is now ranking among the top five smartphone vendors in the world. According to Forbes , pressing the button present on the right side of a pre-production Vivo phone wakes it and displays an illuminated fingerprint image at the bottom of the screen. Read More »

Google X goes to Vizag

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Google X in its website says its mission is 'to invent and launch "moonshot" technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place. San Francisco (U.S.A), Dec 15 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Minister for Information and Technology Nara Lokesh visited the Google X headquarters in United States' San Francisco. Read More »

Samsung and LG expected to launch their midrange lineup at CES 2018

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The phone will compete with iPhone X in top-end flight. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + will be sporting an identical design to their predecessors Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +. It will mark the first time that Samsung will post a decline in smartphone shipments on-year, excluding 2016, when the company suspended the production of Galaxy Note 7 over safety issues. Read More »

We Can Play Pokemon Crystal On Nintendo EShop On January 26

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This generation of Pokemon was important to the growth of the series in other ways as well as it introduced a number of features that have since become series staples including male and female Pokemon , a day and night cycle, Pokemon breeding and the Steel and Dark types. Read More »

Samsung Targets First Half of 2018 for Smart Speaker

Unsurprisingly, it will reportedly run Bixby, Samsung's personal assistant rivaling Siri and Alexa, and may be priced at $200. It plans to make the device available in multiple markets, potentially including the U.S., and is weighing a price point around US$200 (RM815), the people said. Read More »

Honor 9 Lite with Four Cameras Confirmed to Launch on December 21st

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Honor 9 Lite will come in Black, White, Blue and Grey colors. The highlight feature of the phone is expected to be its camera. Expected to bear a model number CX7S, the Huawei Enjoy 7S will be powered by a Kirin 659 processor, 3G/4GB RAM coupled with 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. Read More »

LG refreshes Gram lineup with new processors, longer battery life

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All the models will also feature nano carbon magnesium full metal alloy body, which is 20 percent more durable as compared to traditional magnesium products. The 13.3- and 14-inch models (models 13Z980 and 14Z980) weigh just 2.12 and 2.19 pounds, respectively, while the largest 15.6-inch model (model 15Z950) weighs in at 1,095 grams. Read More »

Here's Your First Look At The Mercedes G-Class' Swanky New Cabin

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The Mercedes G-Wagon may not have been around as long as the Land Rover Defender, but in vehicle terms it's ancient. Born as a military-intent vehicle in the 1970s, the Geländewagen has lived an extended life as a civilian vehicle, selling more than 300,000 examples worldwide, while receiving numerous updates and facelifts, yet still, fundamentally, being the same vehicle. Read More »

Shark Found In The Wild Believed To Be 512 Years Old

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Apart from this the group of researchers are also using radiocarbon dating technology and the eye lenses of 28 different Greenland sharks have gone through a series of detailed examination process. This Greenland shark was discovered by Danish scientist, Julius Nielsen which is a delicacy in the Iceland region. The ancient shark weighs more than one ton and dwells in -1C to 10C waters and can swim up to 7,200 ft deep into the waters. Read More »