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IPhone owners plagued by yet another iOS bug

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If the character is displayed within an application (WhatsApp, Twitter , etc.), the app in question will crash and will continue to close each time you try to start it. This is yet another similar case in which an iOS device causes the Messages app to crash , ultimately leaving users unable to open it again. According to Mobile World , the bug seems to be a lot worse when iOS displays the message in a notification . Read More »

How To Deal With Apple's New iPhone-Crashing iOS Bug

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The bug also cuts off access to other popular apps such as WhatsApp, Outlook for iOS , Gmail and Facebook Messenger. The bug was first highlighted by an Italian website, Mobile World . iOS 11 may very well be the platform's glitchiest build in a long time, and the bugs just keep on coming even after the . 2.5 maintenance release from a few weeks ago . Read More »

Thousands Attend Vigil for Victims of Florida High School Massacre

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Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into a Broward County high school on Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle and opened fire, killing 17 people and sending students running for their lives, according to the Broward County Sheriff. Florida Governor Rick Scott said Wray, appointed to the job by Trump previous year after the president fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, should step down over the agency's blunder. Read More »

Theresa May warns 'lives at risk' without Brexit security deal

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Britain has said that the issue of security is too important to become entangled in the compromises of Brexit negotiations, and Mrs May said that she was unconditionally committed to European security. But she warned that "rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology" should not put the security of United Kingdom citizens at risk. 'We must do whatever is most practical and pragmatic in ensuring our collective security, ' she said. Read More »

National Football League mock draft: Saquon Barkley heads to Giants

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Quarterback Baker Mayfield wants to learn from the best to ever play the position when he makes it to the NFL . Picked second in ESPN's preseason power rankings, the Giants imploded and finished 2-14 and lost a coach in the process. If the Browns find a way to lure any of them, or maybe even trade for Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles , they may alter everything they do in the draft. Read More »

U.S. and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS

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The job was accomplished by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei as well as Japan's Norishige Kanai, where one of the old hands were moved to a long-term storage location outside of the International Space Station , while the other was brought inside in order to be returned to Earth for repairs and an eventual return to the station. Read More »

Airtel introduces Rs 9 prepaid pack

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Ever since the advent of Reliance Jio's disruptive plans and offers, all the leading telecom operators have started to come up with more affordable plans for their users. If we talk about the availability of the plan, it is an open market plan so it might be available all circles of Airtel. Airtel offers only ten days validity while Jio offers 28 days of validity. Read More »

Russian foreign minister dismisses US election indictment

The indictment , released Friday by the office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller , said the accused also interfered in the 2016 US presidential election through social media propaganda. According to the indictment, the Russians created an email address, allforusa@yahoo.com, to purport to be a USA person in order to send out press releases in June 2016 for a "March for Trump" rally to NY media outlets. Read More »

Nasa discover almost a hundred new planets

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USA doctoral student Andrew Mayo at the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark elaborated on the findings, stating, "We started out analyzing 275 candidates, of which 149 were validated as real exoplanets". Reports suggest that so far both Kepler and K2 missions have discovered over 5,100 exoplanet candidates, which now the scientists are analysing. K2 mission captures target and analyzes the dip in light registered which could happen because of the shadow cast ... Read More »

India to launch its second lunar mission in April

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Dr. Sivan K, Secretary of Department of Space and Chairman Space Commission said the total cost of the Chandrayaan 2 mission will be about Rs 800 crore. ISRO will have to select a flawless landing site for the rover to land after keeping all the aspects in mind so that the rover can move around the surface and examine it properly. Read More »

Twitter pulls the plug on official Mac app

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In a tweet sent out yesterday afternoon, Twitter announced that they are pulling the Mac app from the App Store . "We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms", the Twitter Support account said. Read More »

System Shock Remake Release On Hold As Dev Admits Mistakes

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According to CEO Stephen Kick, things have gotten "out of control" because the team decided to make "a completely new game" instead of a simple remake, ballooning the budget in the process. The game was originally scheduled to be released at the end of 2017. As the list of features grew, the company strayed from the original vision of the project. Read More »

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) - EPS Growth Analysis

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 40,257,187 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock worth $5,819,579,000 after buying an additional 2,676,976 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 8. It also reduced Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 3,573 shares and now owns 39,120 shares. Read More »

After Russian indictments, Trump acknowledges Russia's election meddling but insists: 'No collusion!'

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According to the charges, the defendants , posing as persons located inside the United States , created false personas, operated social media pages and groups designed to attract American audiences. In speaking to reporters on Friday, Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy U.S. Attorney General, said that unwitting American nationals may have been involved, but, he added, no Americans are now suspected of knowingly helping the Russian defendants . Read More »

Astronauts Taking a Spacewalk at the Space Station Today

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It is Norishige Kanai of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mark Vande Hei of NASA who are now aboard the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the Earth at the altitude of 408 km. As a matter of fact, the LEE was replaced recently following certain issues during Expedition 53 in October 2017 which will be brought back to the Earth for fix and then, it will be sent back to the station as spare. Read More »

Apple Grabs Majority Of Smartphone Revs

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Here's the SA table showing how the crumbs off Apple's table are distributed. Edging out its combined competition, Apple accounted for 51% of global smartphone revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017. Morgan Stanley also published a research note for the same period, stating the iPhone market in China grew 12% on a quarterly basis. Like Apple, Samsung's smartphone wholesale average selling price (ASP) grew strongly, rising 21 percent annually to US$254 in the quarter. Read More »

Fortnite: Battle Royale Offers Exclusive PS Plus Items

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As for under-the-hood nips and tweaks, the highlight of Epic's 2.5.0 update on consoles is the addition of dynamic resolution and high quality temporal upsampling, created to improve performance on PS4 and Xbox One . You can read the general fixes of the V.2.5.0 patch notes detailed on Epic Games' website below. The free-to-play title has in-game currency that Epic calls V-Bucks, and until now it hasn't been required for Fortnite's Season Passes. Read More »

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality hits PS4 in April

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It's 3D and fully voiced where players have to solve puzzles, go through portals, get yelled at by Rick (of course), tangle with aliens, and more. Along with the standard physical copy, there will also be a Collector's Edition that includes the game itself, a Funko POP! Sometimes that's by choice (it's a lot easier to swap between games with a headset on when you don't have to change discs, and file sizes are typically small), but for the most part, digital is just all that's available. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn describes 2018 Olympic venue for speed events

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In the lead-up to her debut, Vonn has spoken emotionally of Kildow , who was stationed in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and had hoped to be in PyeongChang for her Olympics run. Missing out on the 2014 Sochi Olympics only added more disappointment for the immensely talented competitor. "I really like [the hill]", Vonn said at the time . Read More »

2200 cashback (for multiple recharges)

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This offer is applicable irrespective of the source of purchase and both online and offline shoppers are for the offer. You will be enrolled in the refund programme manually at the store. The telecom service provider has been offering multiple cashback offers since it commenced paid services in April past year. Jio users will receive double data as a part of the offer. Read More »

Previous Google Nexus owners receiving discount off the Pixel 2

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The old Nexus owners will be happy to know that Google is offering the phones with a significant discount. Following that, you'll receive $300 in monthly bill credits, bringing your monthly total for the Pixel 2 XL down to $18.74 for the 64GB model and $22.91 for the 128GB model. Read More »

This Apple HomePod Accessory Protects Your Furniture From Damage

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Apple's other suggestion to HomePod owners: Just move it. But this advice was not well-received.: "don't tell me to oil my wood". Just look for white rings on their wood tables. But, such complaints have not necessarily crippled the reputations of these devices. Sold by Pad and Quill, the coasters are made of "Marine-Grade" stitched leather, whatever that is, that'll really complete your HomePod. Read More »

CarPlay comes standard with Subaru's brand new Ascent, pre-orders now open

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The 2019 Subaru Ascent is powered by a 260 horsepower turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder with 277 lb-ft. of torque that's mated to a CVT transmission. Subaru's first three-row SUV since the Tribeca (let's. The Ascent Limited starts at $39,970 with either 8- or 7-passenger seating. On the other hand, the other two models, Premium and Limited, will be available in both configurations, depending on clients choices. Read More »

More than 100 new exoplanets found as scientists hunt for 'second Earth'

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K2 mission is the current focus of the Kepler spacecraft and it has revealed 95 new planets. Four years after launch in 2013, Kepler was hit was a mechanical snag that crippled the telescope. 'We found that some of the signals were caused by multiple star systems or noise from the spacecraft. 'Planets around bright stars are important because astronomers can learn a lot about them from ground-based observatories, ' said Dr Mayo. Read More »

Elon Musk's sports vehicle will collide with Earth

Today the word comes down that Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster To Stay In Space For Millions Of Years, eventually crashing into Earth or Venus . After that he'll head to the asteroid belt, and the car's farthest distance from the sun: more than 154-million miles. Read More »

Uber to set up 24-hour hotline for United Kingdom customers

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The company's now appealing against a decision by Transport for London and City of York council to not issue the firm a new license. London is one of Uber's most important overseas markets. Uber will report serious incidents to the police and provide licensing details to users in the U.K.as part of a plan to boost safety for drivers and passengers. Read More »

Overwatch gets first female player as Geguri joins the Dragons

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It comes after recent discussions about the lack of female involvement in the league. Clearly as a result of their slow-going start, the Dragons are now investing in four new players - He "Sky" Junjian, Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon, Lee "Fearless" Eui-Seok, and Chon "Ado" Gi-Hyeon. Read More »

Google removes View Image button

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In a bid to deter stealing of other people's images and to pacify photo agency Getty, Google has removed the view image as well as search by image buttons from its image search results. "This agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies", Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey said in announcing the peace treaty. Read More »

Antarctica satellite data suggests dramatic increase in sea level rise

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Sea level , however, is expected to continue for centuries as thermal expansion seems to be a natural response from the environment's climate system; in fact, it was 20,000 years ago when sea level rise reached 120 m above coast levels. A United Nations draft resolution gathered scientific study results on climate change, and the summary reported that there is a very high and likely risk for Earth's temperature to reach and exceed 1.5 degrees over industrial levels. Read More »