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The moon will block out three planets in a rare lunar occultation

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An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. For those hoping to snag a glimpse of the moon engulfing Mars , Hawaii is a great place to be, while locations in the South Pacific have the best shot at spotting Mercury slipping behind the moon later this evening. Read More »

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Shares Sold by Mutual of America Capital Management LLC

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Nvidia Corp now has $113.40B valuation. Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 15.01%. The shares were sold at an average price of $189.62, for a total transaction of $9,481,000.00. NVIDIA Corporation has been given an analysts' mean target of 156.05. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a hold rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of NVIDIA Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Read More »

Apple's updated developer guidelines ban "useless" virus-scanning apps

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Apple announced the new iPhone X , iPhone 8 , Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch Series 4 on Tuesday during their recent September 12 Special Event . Things can go wrong, stuff may be broken, and you may lose data. In the Storage section in Settings , you can choose to enable settings like "Auto Delete Old Conversations" (which saved me a surprising 1.97 GB of storage), and "Offload Unused Apps", which temporarily off-loads unused apps until you need them. Read More »

Mars 'crew' emerge from isolation

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The participants wore sensors to detect stress in voice and movement, and kept detailed journals about their moods and thoughts during the experiment. "So what's really important is to have a crew that, both as individuals and a group, is really resilient, is able to look at that conflict and come back from it". Read More »

Hurricane Maria threatens tired Caribbean with more destruction

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Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands September 17, 2017. Maria could dump 6 to 12 inches of rain across the Leeward Islands - including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands - through Wednesday night. Read More »

Com users might be unable to send emails right now

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According to service monitoring site Downdetector .co.uk, the platform began experiencing issues at around 9am, with the United Kingdom among the worst affected areas. In a tweet on Monday evening, the company tweeted: "We are aware of intermittent connectivity for some users in European countries and we're working to resolve ASAP". Read More »

The Christian Numerologist Claims End of the Earth on September 23

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Picking verses from the Christian Bible book of Luke 21:25-26, Meade attributes the recent natural disasters around the world as signs of the impending apocalypse. This happens every 12 years, but they claim because of another planetary alignment, representing "the Lion of the tribe of Judah", it is an unprecedented event foretold in scripture. Read More »

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Breaks Record On Steam

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SteamSpy Tweeted that there were 1,322,507 concurrent players of PUBG . After beating non-Valve games in daily playtime hours earlier this month, and briefly stripping Dota 2 of its peak concurrent players record, the game has hit another milestone by reaching the highest peak concurrent player count on Steam ever. Read More »

Cross-Platform Play Enabled on Fortnite for PS4 and XBox One

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PS4 players noticed it because Sony doesn't allow gamers to use spaces in their PSN usernames, while Microsoft does for Xbox Live gamertags. It appears that the player was indeed an Xbox user and that they were playing on an Xbox console, not a PC, meaning it really does appear cross-platform play was happening. Read More »

Micromax Launches Bharat 3, Bharat 4 Budget Smartphones In India

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Basically, the Bharat series has been designed keeping the Indian consumers in the mind. The Bharat 3 sports a 4.5-inch 2.5D display while the Bharat 4 comes with a 5 inch 2.5 D screen. The device comes with an 8-inch HD display with 720x1280 pixel resolution. Talking about its power and performance, the smartphone is powered by the same MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. Read More »

Venus Express probe reveals the planet's mysterious night side

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Rotating once every 243 Earth days , Venus has the slowest rotation speed of all the solar system planets. According to the study, there will be more observations of Venus' night side in the future, with the Japanese space agency's Akatsuki spacecraft now in orbit around that planet. Read More »

Biafra: Former VP Atiku Finally Speaks On Nigerian Army, IPOB Clash

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IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wins more converts every day in spite of the attacks, killings, intimidation on the innocent civilians and peaceful members of IPOB, we can not accept the statement credited to Nigeria Army of labelling us a terrorist group, Nigerian Army is the real terrorist group. Read More »

Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

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Expressing their stance on the matter through its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said the Maharashtra government would have to invest Rs.30,000 crore towards the project purely to satisfy the "wealthy dream" of Modi. Though the BJP is touting the high-speed rail as Modi's dream, the Sena reminded it was also Modi's ambitious dream to bring back Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir into India, "after which the bullet train should run smoothly from New Delhi to PoK via Kashmir and Tibet", it challenged. Read More »

IPhone X - Display, Wireless Charging And Animojis

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The iPhone 8 Plus kicks things up a notch at Rs 73000 and Rs 86000, respectively. The offer will include cash back of INR 10,000 on the iPhone 8 and the INR 15,000 cash back if you purchase iPhone and Watch Series 3 together. The other big change with the phone is face ID authentication, which replaces fingerprint authentication on other models. This way, Apple users can get the best of both worlds. Read More »

Northrop Grumman To Buy Orbital ATK In $9.2 Bln Cash, Debt Deal

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Earlier this month, aerospace supplier United Technologies said it was buying avionics and interiors maker Rockwell Collins in a $30bn deal - the biggest in the industry's history. "We look forward to welcoming Orbital ATK's talented employees to Northrop Grumman , and believe our combined strength will benefit our customers and shareholders". Read More »

Nokia 9 back design allegedly leaks along with Nokia 2

The image shows the rear of the Nokia 2 smartphone as well that we have already seen. On the other hand, the first look of the upcoming Nokia 2 was recently posted on Twitter and this leaked image of Nokia 9's back design also shows the back design of Nokia 2. Read More »

'Unbelievable': It was boxing's ideal night - until judge ruled

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The sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada came and got exactly what they paid for in seeing the talented pugilists square off. It meant the final three rounds went blow for blow as Alvarez claimed the 11th and 12th, but the drawn result still looked a surprise given Golovkin was the aggressor for much of the contest. Read More »

Louis Circuit Judge finds white cop not guilty of killing black man

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It has not been made clear what prompted police to advance, or whether they were given specific orders to do so beforehand. After most protesters drifted away, a smaller group of people police described as "agitators" lingered on the streets in an upscale neighborhood near the mayor's house. Read More »

Ricciardo disappointed after third-straight P2 finish in Singapore

The 2017 Singapore Grand Prix looked like it was a done deal for Ferrari after they, and the Red Bulls , relegated Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes to fifth place on the grid . However, after a post-race investigation, the FIA stewards announced none of the three drivers involved would be penalised, as nobody was "wholly or predominantly to blame for the incident". Read More »

The Apple Watch 3's LTE only works in your home country

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus compete the same design that Apple engineered with the iPhone 6 three years ago, but they have fresh new internals that makes them faster than any other iPhone or Android device. AT&T is selling the 64GB iPhone 8 at $23.34 a month with a 30-month installment contract, while the 256GB is going at $28.34 a month. That's significant news for T-Mobile customers planning to buy one of Apple's latest iPhones. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now available in 42 countries

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Talking about price , the new Galaxy Note 8 is tagged Rs. 67,900, and comes bearing 64GB of internal storage option. In fact, the Note 8 has already started receiving its first update after release that was meant to improve the camera's stability, improved wireless charging and overall performance as well. Read More »

Mobile won't slow down the Apple Watch's data speeds after all

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With Apple ( AAPL ) 's 10th anniversary iPhones hitting the market soon, Sprint (S), T-Mobile (T) and Verizon (VZ) tried to project an air of sober responsibility at a Goldman Sachs conference Thursday. One of the biggest feature that the Series 3 brought with it is cellular capabilities. Also, when Apple releases the feature later this year, Apple Watch cellular users will be able to stream music directly via the watch. Read More »

Boris Johnson repeats controversial '£350m-a-week for NHS' Brexit claim

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She is expected to give an update on Brexit negotiations and "will underline the government's wish for a deep and special partnership with the European Union once the United Kingdom leaves the EU", the prime minister's spokesman said. He added: "The continued use of a gross figure in contexts that imply it is a net figure is misleading and undermines trust in official statistics ". Read More »

IPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features, price, and release date

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T-Mobile has a limited time offer on pre-orders that allows customers to save up to $300 when they trade in their older device. The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus will also come with an EMI option starting Rs 2,495 per month, while the 256GB version will start from 2,940 per month. Read More »

I can't wait to spend RM5000+ on an Apple iPhone X

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Shrinking the bezel to nothingness seems to be the last conquerable frontier of phone design. It matters what you did with it. So you see, once again, it doesn't matter who came first. It's highly unlikely that Apple will be able to launch yet another iPhone family with the same basic form factor as the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8. Read More »

The Star Of Show — Honda Urban EV

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A senior executive at the Japanese brand confirmed to Autocar that the vehicle would also make its sales launch in 2019, largely unchanged, given the short gestation period. A so-called floating dashboard console houses the steering wheel column, a set of simple control buttons and a panoramic screen. This includes Honda's new Power Manager concept, a technology which controls the flow of energy from a vehicle battery into the home and vice versa, reducing the need to fuel up outside the home. Read More »

Apple iPhone 8 and the truth behind their prices

The supplied 5W charger in the iPhone 8 , 8 Plus and iPhone X retail box is the same old charger Apple has been bundling for ages. In addition to the iPhone X , Apple yesterday also unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , each of which will continue to feature a home button with Touch ID rather than Face ID . Read More »

NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn nears finale

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After nearly 20 years in space, including the past five months flying between Saturn and its rings, Cassini entered a controlled plunge into Saturn early Friday morning. "This is the final chapter of an wonderful mission, but it's also a new beginning", said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Read More »

Dangote's acquisition of South African Cement firm in preliminary stages

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PPC shares surged 4.03% to R6.20 by 13:23 on the JSE after it reached an intra-day high of R6.40. "From the previous offer that was made, it was agreed in the investment community that it was undervalued". Shares in Dangote rose 5 percent to 211.5 naira ($0.69) in Lagos after the takeover approach was announced. The company, however, added that the acquisition talks are still at the preliminary stage. Read More »

Did Apple Initially Intend To Put Touch ID On iPhone X?

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With a quick facial recognition scan, Face ID will be able to unlock your iPhone and serve as your login for iTunes and the App store, as well as Apple Pay and any third party apps that now work with Touch ID. Apple says the new A11 Bionic chip , which has a neural engine works together with all of this to map a user's face. Federighi also noted that the FaceID can be unlocked while wearing sunglasses as well. Read More »

Apple's Face ID Has One Major Limitation

Face ID is also created to prevent spoofing attempts by a photo or a mask. How will Apple respond to law enforcement requests to access Apple's faceprint data or the Face ID system itself? Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing concern about the technology's privacy implications. Read More »