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95 new exoplanets discovered during NASA's K2 mission

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Of the 275 candidates, 149 were deemed to be actual exoplanets, of which 95 were new discoveries. The research began in 2014 with the release of the Kepler data and was led by Andrew Mayo, then an undergraduate at Harvard University and now a postdoctoral student at the National Space Institute (DTU Space) at the Technical University of Denmark . Read More »

'Annihilation' Criticized for "White-Washed Casting"

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Portman said in the same interview that Hollywood needs to get better at on-screen representation. of different ethnicities. Per Deadline , Portman and Leigh's characters were originally written as being of Asian descent and half-Native American/half-white, respectively. Read More »

Apple says HomePod's white stains 'not unusual,' suggests placing on 'different surface'

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Meanwhile, David Pogue of Yahoo has released a video comparing between Apple's HomePod and other available counterparts in the market like Google Home Max, Amazon Echo and Sonos One . The HomePod's design is no small part of its appeal. Yesterday it was discovered that HomePod can leave white rings on oiled wood finishes during normal use - something that is not obvious nor ideal. Read More »

New YouTube TV Channels Arrive Alongside Price Hike

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With the YouTube TV base package now offering over 50 channels, the company has chose to raise the price. YouTube announced that it will increase the price of its subscription TV service by Dollars 5 per month to USD 40 from 13 March. Read More »

Facebook's Onavo VPN is Causing Serious 'Spy Issues' for FB Users

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The feature is now tucked into the Facebook app's menu as "Protect", and could let Facebook monitor user activity even outside its social media app. The app, Onavo Protect, has been sitting there, not doing a whole lot. Like all VPNs, it's a private platform that acts as a portal to connect you to the larger internet, tunneling your data through an encrypted path to reduce the risk of eavesdropping. Read More »

Project Fi now supports 170 countries for worldwide travel

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Prior to today, Project Fi was already available in 135 countries. Google's recent changes to data billing, which includes capping your monthly data charges at $60 but letting you continue to use data after that, also apply to global data usage, which is a nice little bonus. Read More »

Nokia sold more smartphones than Google, HTC, and Sony over the holidays

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Sarah Edge, general manager, United Kingdom and Ireland, HMD Global , said: "Making sure your charger is in your bag has become part of many people's keys, wallet, phone check when they leave the house". Like many manufacturers, HMD Global should take advantage of MWC to introduce its new products. As of now, there is no detailed information about the Nokia 1. Read More »

Facebook lost more users below 25 in 2017-eMarketer reports

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Facebook's "cool" factor has always been eroding, as competitors offer users new , more ephemeral ways to document their day-to-day lives online. A 9.3 percent drop for Facebook users under 11-years-old. The number of Instagram users will rise 13.1 percent year-over-year to 104.7 million while Snapchat will grow to 86.5 million, up 9.3 percent. Both Instagram and Snapchat will see a massive increase in users this year, though Instagram is expected to win out in the end. Read More »

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

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Once A Shortfall of Gravitas joins Of Course I Still Love You , SpaceX can handle increased launch operations efficiently and can also land as many boosters as possible so as to make rocket launch cheaper. "Fix is pretty obvious". This ship will be called " A Shortfall of Gravitas ". All the three drone ships are named after the spacecraft that featured in Scottish author Iain M. Read More »

3.8 billion miles! New Horizons spacecraft sends pictures from farthest vantage point

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In taking these images, New Horizon broke a record that had stood for almost three decades. For comparison, Voyager 1 was 3.75 billion miles from Earth when it captured the " Pale Blue Dot " image. It finished its primary mission with the Pluto flyby in 2015 and is now on an extended mission to explore the Kuiper Belt, helping the USA to complete its reconnaissance of our solar system . Read More »

Facebook Tests Downvote Button to Hide Offensive Content

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The button is being tested by a small number of USA users only. Facebook is trialling a new comments interaction called " downvote " which will allow users to provide negative feedback on the social media platform. "That doesn't seem like the kind of community we want to create", said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Q&A session in 2015. That Facebook wants to make clear. Read More »

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Stake Boosted by SG Americas Securities LLC

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During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 earnings per share. Analysts have also given a consensus recommendation on the stock of 3.10. Shares of Twitter closed the previous trading session at 34.89 up +7.97 29.61% with 25.829999923706055 shares trading hands. 146,732,709 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 32,007,105. Read More »

Apple Diversifying True Depth Camera Suppliers for 2018 iPhone Lineup

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Just in case you have one of these phones and you still haven't replaced the battery , Apple has reduced the price from $79 to $29. In my example, the full charge capacity is well above 80 percent of the design capacity , but I have three hundred additional recharge cycles, which means the battery is getting on a bit. Read More »

Google reportedly working on gaming hardware and streaming service

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Alphabet Inc's Google is developing a subscription-based game streaming service that could work either on its Chromecast or a Google-made console, which is still being developed, the Information website reported on Wednesday. Back in 2015, Google expanded its presence in the video game market from Android-based Google Play Games to YouTube gaming - a spinoff that streams live and recorded gameplay videos for free. Read More »

SpaceX's big new rocket puts sports car in space

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So in a bit of cross-marketing, he put his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster on the Heavy's inaugural flight with a space-suited dummy at the wheel. "It didn't have enough propellant", Musk said , adding that it plunged into the ocean about 100 meters (yards) away from its landing point. Read More »

Here's every single new emoji coming to iPhone and Android this year

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Is there an emoji missing that you want? "Great news for ME - we're getting a lobster emoji!" wrote the 73-year-old senator, cleverly signing off his tweet with cow and crown emoji (Get it?). For more details, take a look at Emojipedia's rundown on Emoji 11.0 and check out the video below. "Not only is the lobster of substantial cultural relevance", he argued, but according to online data, it also garners public interest that is at least equal to that of the crab, which already has ... Read More »

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro Is Already Available for US Preorders

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The device is now available at major retailers and other crowd-shopping sites, which are selling the latest smartphone on discount . The Mate 10 Pro is also a bit thinner (7.9mm compared to 8.2mm), narrower (74.5mm compared to 77.8mm) and taller (154.2mm compared to 150.5mm) than the Huawei Mate 10 . Read More »

Myanmar: Spider with Scorpion-Like Tail Found by Scientists

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But it's unique in that it has a "long flagellum, or tail", which is not something found on any living spider. The team theorized that the tail potentially served as a form of antenna for sensing its environment, particularly because the tail was thin and whip-like. Read More »

46 infected with HIV, says Unnao CMO; quack who used same

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The quack, identified as Rajendra Yadav, ran a clinic in the area. According to an internal department communication, then chief medical superintendent (CMS) of Unnao district hospital Uma Shankar Dixit wrote to then chief medical officer (CMO) of the district Dr Rajendra Prasad after 12 people from one locality of Bangarmau - called Premgunj - were found positive for HIV after screening at the Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) at the Unnao district hospital. Read More »

Goodbye Qualcomm: iPhone 11 Chips To Be Made Exclusively By Intel

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Earlier, the analyst also predicted that Catcher will be supplying stell frames for Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup, but its role has now shifted to aluminium parts required for an LCD model. The spat involves lawsuits for patent infringement and Qualcomm claiming Apple provided Intel with proprietary code. The Cupertino-based smartphone-maker has a tradition of releasing iPhones in the second half of year, so its fans will expect to see the iPhone 9 , iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs ... Read More »

United Against Slavery founder speaks on impact of child pornography video

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This is in an effort to locate the victim, as well as figure out the origin of the video. Law Enforcement is aware. You won't be asked to provide a copy of the content in any report to Facebook. Once an image or video like this is reported to Facebook, Facebook notifies law enforcement too. "If you are in possession of (the video), no matter your good intentions, that is also a felony". Read More »

Russian Spy Chief Reportedly Met With US Intelligence Officials Despite Sanctions

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Naryshkin was sanctioned and barred from entering the U.S.in 2014 by the Obama administration, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Mother Jones noted on Tuesday . "Which U.S. officials did he meet with?" The Trump administration released a list of Russian businessmen and oligarchs tied to the Kremlin on Tuesday night but decided not to add new sanctions against Moscow. Read More »

Space X's Falcon 9 carries GovSat-1 communication satellite to orbit

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The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed and the team working the launch was going to replace a second stage sensor, according to a Space X tweet . Amazingly, the booster reportedly survived a water landing , despite the return not involving the usual SpaceX drone ship. If successful, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket on Earth. Read More »

Battle for Azeroth is now up for preorder

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The Standard Edition of the expansion will be $49.99, but the Digital Deluxe Edition offers a bit more for $69.99. That 110 boost is probably the most enticing of all the bonuses, though, as it can be saved and used to instantly boost one of the new Allied Races in the game when Battle for Azeroth launches. Read More »

Killer whale Wikie learns to 'speak' human words

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When Wikie demonstrated her imitation abilities with those sounds, the researchers moved on to human words. Its trainers are aware that the orca may not understand what she is saying. When asked to repeat the sounds, there was a fair amount of variability in her vocalizations, something the researchers say could be due to the simple difficulty of producing the sounds or even different levels of motivation between sessions. Read More »

Apple to ditch Intel and Qualcomm for its new MacBook line-up

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The Touch Bar is an organic LED touch screen that replaces the function keys on some MacBook models. According to a report by Bloomberg , the chips will be present in updated laptops and a new desktop but the details about the size and details of the chips haven't been confirmed yet. Read More »