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Samsung Galaxy S8 in all its glory


Hot on the heals of that post, we're back to show you two freshly leaked videos that seemingly show the larger of Samsung's two upcoming new smartphones, the Galaxy S8 +. Samsung is also working on the edge to edge display. Further, it has been said that Bixby will support third party service integration and control native apps as well. Read More »

World's Oldest Fossils May Show Life on Earth 4 Billion Years Ago


And life like these ancient fossils? Four billion years ago, as a faint young sun beat down on the newly-formed Earth, a cluster of creatures-each less than half the width of a human hair-were already thriving around volcanic vents. "From their compositions and the context that we found them, we believe that these are the mineralised remains of the microorganisms that were there." An even older claim for stromatolite traces was made in August past year. Read More »

Ubisoft Announces New Game Based on Avatar From The Division Developer


The 2009 film earned an incredible $2,787,965,087 at the global box office, but while four sequels are being planned, Avatar has faded somewhat from the public consciousness. It was made available for the PS3, Xbox 360, the PC and the Wii. The big hook at the time was this one of the first titles to tout 3D, a short-lived gimmick during the previous console generation. Read More »

Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana confirmed as secretary of interior

Once Zinke is confirmed, he will resign from his position as Montana's congressman and a special election to fill the vacant seat will take place in 85 to 100 days. "Expect us to watch Zinke like a hawk and fight his every effort to tear our public lands apart". "The Department of the Interior is an agency of enormous significance to the lives of New Mexicans, Native Americans, and people across the West and the nation". Read More »

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

On Monday, SpaceX - the company helmed by Elon Musk - announced in a press release that it will be sending two private citizens on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon before the end of 2018. " SpaceX is notorious or notable, depending on how you want to think about it, for setting very ambitious schedules and usually not meeting them". The pair would spend about a week inside one of SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsules, launched on the company's Falcon Heavy rocket. Read More »

YouTube announces cable-free TV subscription


Visit and sign up to find out when we'll launch in your market. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki‏ said people around the world watch one billion hours of YouTube content each day, and younger generations don't want to consume television through traditional channels. Read More »

Philippine government confirms execution of German hostage


Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, did not mention a ransom but said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner. "Terrorism has no place in a country like ours as we as a people must confront violent extremism every time it rears its ugly head", he said. The military had been pressing an assault against the Abu Sayyaf, attacking their camps and bombing their hideouts just before Kantner was killed. Read More »

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018


At a press conference today, prospective fallout shelter owner Elon Musk told reporters that SpaceX, Musk's solar space travel company, will be sending a pair of paying passengers around the Moon next year. The first mission will not have people on board. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched earlier this month from Kennedy Space Center. A subsequent mission with crew is expected to fly in the second quarter of 2018. Read More »

Nokia Unveils New Look 3310


However, the availability and the price of the phone is still not announced. The relaunch of the device was the most eye-catching reveal at the event, as HMD Global also unveiled three new Android phones aimed at emerging markets - the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. Read More »

Leicester gives Ranieri the boot

Leicester City Football Club owe last year's astonishing Premier League win to many people. "The adventure was awesome and will live with me forever", he added. "Why should players go to the owners of a football club?" "I know the manager well, I played against him when I was at Inter". Ranieri's former assistant Craig Shakespeare will be in caretaker charge for the visit of Liverpool on Monday night - and he has also thrown his hat into the ring for the job. Read More »

Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Watch 2: everything you need to know


However, we do know we'll be getting both the P10 and the Plus in the UK - EE has already confirmed it'll carry both, and we expect others to follow. The all new Huawei Watch 2 will feature Android Wear 2.0 at the helm. The Huawei P10 has been priced at 649 euro. Both feature a dual lens system, as Huawei has continued to add to its cameras , including a 12MP monochrome lens and a 20MP standard lens. Read More »

Kansas shooter asked T'gana engineers if they were illegal immigrants


His friend, Alok Madasani, has been released from hospital. The gunman returned later and allegedly opened fire in the bar, killing Kuchibhotla and injuring Madasani and another man. He waived his right to extradition proceedings and officers brought him back to Kansas on Friday. His bond is $2 million. Pastor Susan Peach says what happened is "a awful thing" and "beyond what people can process on their own". Read More »

Batsmen lacked application, says India captain Kohli


The sparse crowd appeared indifferent to Pujara's dismissal as they anticipated the arrival of the popular Kohli, who recently became the first batsman to hit four double-centuries in as many consecutive series. In a subtle way, Smith said that he is curious to know what kind of wicket will be prepared in Bengaluru. Two days before the Test he had boasted that "the Test will last five days" and that the "ball would fly" and when asked what happened, Salgaonkar quipped: "Ask Daljit (Singh)". Read More »

Jay Z is Songwriters' Hall of Fame's first rapper

The induction ceremony takes place June 15 at the Marriott Marquis in NY. The veteran musician also spoke about hip-hop's long overdue inclusion in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Expect the focus to be on seed-stage tech opportunities, with this really being the institutionalization of Jay Z and Jay Brown's previous angel investing activities. Read More »

Rivers In The Sky: Atmospheric Rivers Can Wreak Widespread Calamities

Atmospheric rivers, which can be hundred kilometers wide and stretch across thousands of kilometers from the tropical oceans to the poles, and have been known to carry twenty times more water than the Mississippi River. After a five-year drought, California desperately needed some rain. The Oroville dam in California has been the cause of much concern over the past week, with torrential rain pushing it to its' limits, leading authorities to evacuate over 180,000 people whose homes could be ... Read More »

Exciting New Features Integrated on Apple's Next Smartphone


Though I do not take many pictures or record long videos and have only the necessary apps on my device and you might be into photography and video making with your iPhone . Apple iPhone 7 was launched at Rs 60,000 for 32GB space while 128GB and 256GB cost Rs 70,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively. According to Apple Insider , Energous might provide wireless charging to iPhone 8 . Read More »

Verizon now offering $40/month prepaid plan with 2GB data


The latter feature allows those who pay on time, to carry forward any leftover high-speed data to use during the following month. Verizon is already offering 5 GB for $50 and 10 GB for $70 for Verizon's prepaid customers in the USA - with Always-On Data, worldwide text to over 200 countries and CarryOver data with on-time payment. Read More »

Bill Belichick may be a witness in Aaron Hernandez trial

New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had also been named as a potential witness. Jury selection is ongoing. Their names appear on a list of people the defense "is attempting to speak with" and Hernandez's attorneys are reserving the right to add them to the primary list at any time. Read More »

NASA to make announcement about Earth-like planets today

The researchers are now using the Hubble Space Telescope to determine if these planets had atmosphere. The exoplanets were discovered around TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star 235 trillion miles from Earth. The good news for potential life on those planets is that the star's low mass allows its planets to orbit it very closely and remain in the habitable zone. Read More »

Three New Solar Farms Totaling 320 Megawatts For North Victoria

The stats show there were 1,870 solar projects installed in the Finger Lakes region through the end of 2016, an increase of 603 percent. But that's not all: The growth of the solar industry has also attracted almost $1.5 billion in private investment, spurring growth in seven regions of the state of more than 1,000%. Read More »

UPS tests day-to-day drone delivery


The test was performed in partnership with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer. It's for this reason why I'm not even remotely surprised UPS is getting into the drone delivery space, which promises to explode as the technology behind it becomes more accurate and affordable. Read More »

HSBC profits fall 62% in 2016


Net interest income rose by 10.6 per cent to $426m in the latest fourth quarter compared with $385m in the corresponding period of 2015. It is "a very grim reality" for HSBC , Investec Bank surmised. In investment banking, growth in rates and foreign exchange trading helped to lift fourth-quarter and full-year revenues. "We anticipate new challenges in 2017 from geopolitical developments, heightened trade barriers and regulatory uncertainty", Mr Gulliver said in a statement. Read More »

Trial begins for Turkish president 'attempted assassination' plotters

The group, mostly soliders, are charged with half a dozen crimes including attempting to assassinate the president and trying to overthrow the government. Prosecutors have sought multiple life sentences for each of the 47 suspects, who include an alleged "hit squad" of 37 soldiers. The overthrow bid was crushed hours later, but left almost 250 people dead. Read More »