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SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft

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ET. The spokesperson also said that Zuma is heading to low-Earth orbit. Sunday night's launch will be streamed live online. CEO Elon Musk says the heavy-lift launcher's debut test flight - carrying his own Tesla Roadster sports auto into space - is possible from KSC before the end of this month. Read More »

SpaceX to launch mysterious Zuma payload Sunday

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It launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company is set to carry out a test fire next week, with Musk- also the CEO of Tesla Inc - stating that the payload will comprise the all-electric sports vehicle Tesla Roadster playing rocker David Bowie's Space Oddity. Read More »

All iPhones vulnerable to hacking due to Intel bug, reveals report

A design flaw affecting Intel computer chips is more serious than a computer virus outbreak, according to a New Zealand technology commentator, because the vulnerability is built in and therefore harder to contain. There has been no evidence so far the flaws have been exploited by hackers. The company said it would be issuing updates for Safari on MacOS and iOS in the coming days, to guard against any potential exploit in JavaScript on the web browser. Read More »

Pixel and Nexus Devices Experiencing Several Issues Since Android 8.1 Update

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Similarly, dismissing notifications from the lock screen also requires multiple attempts. It appears that Google wants to strike a nostalgic chord with Pixel/Nexus users by making them relive the experience all over again. As usual, Android 8.1 Oreo is now only running on select Google smartphones like the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . Read More »

Crown Castle International Corp

It has outperformed by 4.83% the S&P500. Capital International Ltd increased its stake in Crown Castle Intl Corp (Reit) (CCI) by 29.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Invest Advisors Limited Co invested in 0.1% or 23,353 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter tipped for The Crown season 3

The award-winning star was being eyed up to play Elizabeth in the show following the departure of Claire Foy but bosses decided she'd be better suited to Margaret while Olivia Colman will play the matriarch. "I was so desperate to do further on. because it's going to be so fun [to enact] when their marriage starts to break down". The actress also revealed just how hard it was to part with playing Princess Margaret since "parts like this hardly ever come along". Read More »

Farm Show butter sculpture unveiled with diversity theme

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The sculpture, sponsored by American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), highlights just four of the hundreds of career choices available to almost 500,000 Pennsylvanians who work in the state's agriculture sector. The husband and wife sculptors said they split up the work in making the sculpture each year. The sculpture is on display in the Farm Show's main hall. Read More »

Clergy group's service honors Martin Luther King's legacy

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King and his teachings. BSU's Student Senate passed a bill to develop the center in February 2016, and renovation of space in the Hobson Memorial Union to create a home for the center began in November. "The Martin Luther King Jr. parade and celebration is a time to reflect on the triumphs, tragedies, and lessons of the past, and I am humbled and proud to participate in an event to commemorate the legacy of a courageous man and his mark on history", Abbott said. Read More »

Oceans are losing Oxygen level in water due to global warming

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The research was conducted by scientists from GO2NE (Global Ocean Oxygen Network), a new working group created in 2016 by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission . "The reverberations of unhealthy ecosystems in the ocean can be extensive". Coral reefs, a key tourism attraction in many countries, also can waste away without enough oxygen. Read More »

North, South Korea to meet for talks Tuesday

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Tensions have been high after North Korea carried out multiple missile launches past year, including a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and its sixth atomic test, by far its most powerful to date. (But) if something can happen and something can come out of those talks, that would be a great thing for all of humanity. He expressed hope that military tensions will be eased in Korea through the successful hosting in February of the Winter Games and inter-Korean dialogue, which ... Read More »

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels Consumer Electronics Show appearance over death threats

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Digital Music News, which has covered the net neutrality debate, cited two unidentified "sources on Capitol Hill" in reporting the reason for the cancellation just days before Pai was scheduled to appear. Under the rules, the FCC was given the authority to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon - similar to utilities - subjecting the entities to more government oversight. Read More »

Intel: Massive cyber-vulnerability not limited to our chips

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If the rumours are true, the bug will allow normal user programs, such as database applications and JavaScript in web browsers, to distinguish some of the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas of the chips, which could cause a performance hit on some machines. Read More »

Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to PS4 in Japan

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Released in 2008, Burnout Paradise took the series in a slightly different direction. The listing was spotted by Gematsu , and the tentative title for the game is " Burnout Paradise HD Remaster ". In this way, at least you already have a confirmed launch for the console version of Burnout Paradise HD Remaster and we just have to wait for information related to its probable launch on other platforms. Read More »

Apple to issue fix for devices at risk 'soon'

Apple said it had already released "mitigations" against Meltdown in its latest iPhones and iPad operating system update - iOS 11.2 and the macOS 10.12.2 for its MacBooks and iMacs. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug "in the coming days", the release said. Apple is continuously developing and testing various mitigations and will release new updates further in all iOS, macOS and tvOS to tackle the situation. Read More »

Comparison with budget recharge offers from Airtel, Vodafone

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As telecom service providers fight for market share, customers have benefitted from generous data and unlimited talk time plans released by Airtel , Vodafone , BSNL and the latest entrant Reliance Jio . Reliance Jio's popularity was on steroids a year ago. Idea's Rs. 357 prepaid recharge gives 1.5 GB of high speed data per day, according to Idea's website. Read More »

Here's what Edward Snowden had to say about India's Aadhaar programme

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The Unique identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ) rubbished the reports of Aadhaar data breach that made headlines on January 4, saying that the details of more than a billion people are safe with them. On paying Rs 500 via Paytm, a journalist was able to access the UIDAI's grievance redressal system, which is reserved for authorised personnel only. Read More »

Samsung gives the 13-inch Notebook 7 Spin a few modest updates

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Another major addition is support for a Samsung stylus called the Active Pen, which we'll likely learn more about during the show. Samsung hasn't announced any pricing information for the new Spin but the device will be available in the United States during the first quarter of 2018. Read More »

Rating Roundup: Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)

The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Buy" on Wednesday, June 21. Therefore 79% are positive. The stock was trading at a distance of -46.76% from its 52-week highs and stands 22.56% away from its 52-week lows. Raymond James Associate, a Florida-based fund reported 3.76 million shares. The SI to Weatherford International Plc's float is 18.62%. It has underperformed by 14.55% the S&P500. Read More »

Apple: All Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre bugs

It said that Apple Watch is not affected. " Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown ". With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of browsing the Web until Apple issues its patch. Read More »

Details, images, and pricing of the Nokia 6 (2018) revealed

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It would, at present, be intriguing to perceive what HMD has in store. Here are the key differences of the Nokia 6 (2018 ) compared to the last generation Nokia 6 . At the back, there is a 16MP F/2.0 main camera with a 1um sensor plus dual LED. If that wasn't enough, the phone also allows for live broadcast of videos shot using Dual-Sight on to social media platforms like Facebook. Read More »

HP Outs New Chromebook 11 G6 & Chromebook 14 G5

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Chromebook laptops are low-end computing devices that are meant for basic usage like document editing and Web browsing. HP has outed the new Chromebook 11 G6 and the new Chromebook 14 G5, two new Chrome OS laptops which is will be showing off at CES 2018 in the coming few days. Read More »

Akshay Kumar begins shooting for Kesari With Intriguing First Look

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This will be the third time when Akshay Kumar will be playing a Sikh in the film. Akshay shared the first look of himself from the movie on his Twitter page. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen on 12 September 1897. Today, Akshay took to his social media account to share his first look and seek the blessings and love of everyone for the project. Read More »

Reliance Jio Happy New Year 2018 offer gives either Rs

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The new offer essentially split the previous plans into two categories - one with 50% more data and another with Rs 50 discount. Under the 50 per cent extra data plans of 1.5 GB per day, the Rs 198 plan will now give a user 42GB data , compared to the earlier 28GB and have a validity of 28 days . Read More »

Ozone Layer Hole Slowly Recovering, Research Shows

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Through direct observations of the ozone hole by a satellite instrument built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), scientists for the first time have said that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion . Read More »

Baby Skeleton Reveals Genetic History Of Native Americans And Mysterious Migration

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UAF archeology professor Ben Potter and an worldwide team of scientists he worked with has discovered evidence of a previously unknown, ancient people who were among the first to cross over from Asia to Alaska more than 15,000 years ago. Eske Willerslev , who holds positions at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Copenhagen, and lead author, said, " The Ancient Beringians diversified from other Native Americans before any ancient or living Native American population ... Read More »

Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani Starrer 'Baaghi 2' gets March 30 Release Date

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Also, it is for the first time that the actor will get away from his long tresses and will opt for a short hairdo. Stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani... The duo who are spotted together in and around Mumbai and also at public soirees, are seen exchanging Jaimalas in the clip which, at first glance, seems like a ceremony straight out of their wedding. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console of All Time in the US

They have announced that their latest video game system is the fasted selling console in USA history by selling 4.8 million units in just under 10 months. This is notably more than the preceding record holder, the Wii, which racked up 4 million in the same period. These include big-name brands like Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 from Electronic Arts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Just Dance 2018 from Ubisoft, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition from Mojang, ... Read More »

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Finally Revealed

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The firm said it was still on course to test the rocket in a static fire trial this year. The rocket is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 40. However, SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk have been quick to toss water on any expectation of a wildly successful launch. The rocket can transfer a massive payload into space, and its capacity is the largest since the Apollo lunar program's Saturn V rocket. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 renders and specs leaked

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The smartphone will also retain the same display configuration as that of the XA1 Ultra . According to Evan the phones will switch from a Mediatek processor to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, with the XA2 coming with 3GB RAM/32GB Storage, while the XA2 Ultra will have 4GB/6GB. Read More »

Total Eclipse of the Blue Snow Super Moon

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But since it's rare to get a second full moon in a month, that moon doesn't have a name, making it a " blue moon ". On January 31! In the middle of the night! Our next blue moon , however, will take place on March 31 this year . Another full moon will also hit the night sky this month. "Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called 'blood moons'". Read More »

LawBreakers' publisher says sales were 'below our expectations' and blames PUBG

PUBG Corp. continues working on the version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Xbox One and Xbox One X, so recently a patch was released to improve the performance of the game. Many other players thought this too seeing how the game on PC died a pretty quick death, and there's a reason, according to publisher Nexon, and it's not because the game is poor. Read More »

Microsoft Ends Production Of Kinect Adapters

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Microsoft will continue to provide support for the Kinect for Windows SDK via our online forums, premiere and paid technical support. Microsoft shifted its focus away from Kinect when it first refreshed the Xbox One hardware. The Xbox One version died just a few months ago, but it's still in stock at most retailers. Now, the final nail is being hammered into the coffin, with Microsoft pulling the Xbox One Kinect adapter from sale. Read More »

Hisense Smart TVs Adding Amazon Alexa Service In 2018

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Did you know that the Echo and other Amazon devices can read your local news to you, in addition to adjusting the lights, checking weather and playing music? As users would use other Alexa devices, the Hisense Smart TVs will enable the user to perform various actions using only their voice. Read More »