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Orionid Meteor Shower may be visible tonight


Both of these meteor showers last for several days. For those who are not able to view the Orionids in person, robotic telescope service Slooh will be live streaming the entire shower online. Bright!... I assume from Orionids??....dang! Once the meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere, they become meteors (or shooting stars). Friction from air resistance causes meteors to heat up, creating a bright, fiery trail commonly referred to as a shooting star. Read More »

Sony has announced a mini controller for the PlayStation 4


As a result the Wired Mini Gamepad is a steal at just $30, which is about £23, although United Kingdom pricing and release date have not been announced yet. Thankfully, there is a new officially licensed PlayStation 4 controller - made by a company called "Hori" - that aims to simplify the controller experience for young kids. Read More »

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's new DLC is intimidating

Also included are 5 new exclusive co-op maps where the "Chain Chomps, Tornados, Boos and Pyroclasts have become unstoppable and are wreaking havoc". Completing this campaign unlocks harder versions of each individual stage. If you're ready and willing, you'll be able to take on these new challenges in each world's secret chapter. The XCOM-lite turn-based adventure turns the charm all the way up to 11 as it shows off each of the challenging new battles that Mario and co. Read More »

Reliance Jio announces revised tariff plans

Under the tariff revision, the Rs. 399 recharge pack will now provide customers with 1GB data per day and other freebies, but with validity of 70 days, instead of 84 days as was the case earlier. The data entitlement of the Rs 149 plan is enhanced to over 4 GB for every 28 days from the already existing 2 GB. This Diwali, Jio has announced that there will be an update in its recharge packs where users will get different benefits on select plans. Read More »

Apple Watch Reportedly Helped Detect Lung Blood Clot


NY resident James Green, 28, got an alert from the HeartWatch app, which monitors a person's heart rate constantly throughout the day and notifies users when their resting heart rate rises above or dips below a certain threshold, the Telegraph reported. Read More »

Study shows alligators adding sharks, stingrays to diet


In fact, the Kansas State University researcher tells National Geographic that when he first broached with alligator experts the question of whether alligators eat sharks, some of them thought he was kidding. Dr James Nifong of Kansas State University said, 'Alligators are opportunistic. The findings were based on 10 years of study of alligators along the Florida and Georgia coasts, and involved catching more than 500 alligators and pumping their stomachs. Read More »

Adobe deploys new Lightroom plan, Photoshop tools in massive Creative Cloud update


Lightroom CC will also make it easier to organise your images, adding features like searchable keywords. And Lightroom CC makes it simple to share photos on social media . Photographers can also share their work through new Adobe Portfolio integration with Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic is being updated with improved speed in major areas, including launch time, preview generation, import selection, switching between Library and Develop, navigating between photos in Develop, responsive ... Read More »

Get lost in NASA's stunning Saturn rings panorama


This influx of material from the rings was expected, but INMS data show hints of ingredients more complex than just water, which makes up the bulk of the rings' composition. Without forces to hold the A ring in check, the ring would keep spreading out and ultimately disappear. It turns out to be a group effort. Cassini had been probing Saturn for years but scientists have now begun combing through the data collected. Read More »

Lego unveils "Women of NASA" set with Sally Ride, Mae Jemison


This isn't the first time Lego has put together a set celebrating female scientists and engineers. Like 2014's Research Institute , this set features miniature displays of women doing science. "In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been underappreciated for their often groundbreaking work". Read More »

Halo: Master Chief Collection will be enhanced for Xbox One X

We've known for some time that Microsoft would remaster its Halo series of games in 4K and HDR for Xbox One X. But now we have more details, including the fact that we won't see most of these updates until next year. Regardless, it's reassuring for fans to hear the game is far from forgotten. Work on the updates to the games in Halo : The Master Chief Collection is "now underway", Microsoft's Halo account tweeted yesterday. Read More »

NASA astronaut takes a fidget spinner to space

If you spot the International Space Station on Tuesday night and take a picture of it, we'd like to see it. In a fidget spinner, you hold the centre of one ball bearing, the outer bearing race spins around, and the outer parts of the fidget spin with the outer bearing race. Read More »

Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months


The former DARPA chief didn't say what she would be doing post-Facebook, but said the move was a "difficult decision" for her. Starting early next year, Ms. "And there are many people that I will miss, personally, and professionally", Dugan wrote . Facebook recently elevated Andrew "Boz" Bosworth to run all of its hardware projects, including virtual reality (VR) company Oculus' hardware and "Building 8" to develop hardware products. Read More »

Stock Impressing Investors: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

About 8.51M shares traded. Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ). It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Therefore 66% are positive. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of Microsoft Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 9th. Read More »

Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster GTS now on sale in Australia


The engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual or an optional PDK transmission. After months of seeing spy photos, the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS models have been officially announced. The darkened theme is continued with a black lower rear fascia, black exhaust tips, black 20-inch wheels, and black badging around each model. As any GTS vehicle should (we're looking at you, 911 GTS ), the sports seats and interior are trimmed with a healthy dose of alcantara, and ... Read More »

Stocks With Escalations: Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Looking at volatility levels, the stock observed volatility of 0.94% in last week and saw volatility 1.01% over the past one month. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Adobe Systems by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $158.16. According to Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE ) most recent 13F filing, the company has 115 new institutional holders - accounting for 4.15 million shares of its common stock. Read More »

Man Turns Himself In After Police Complete His Facebook Challenge


Zaydel, who goes by "Champagne Torino" on Facebook , then got into an argument with officers and wagered that if their next post was shared over 1,000 times he would turn himself in. "We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback", the post reads. In a hearing that took place on Tuesday morning, he was sentenced to 39 days in jail, police said, and an additional 30 days if he failed to pay court fees. Read More »

Google Is Sending Burito Drones To Aussie Homes

The Virginia Tech tests carried out in 2016 were in partnership with Chipotle; seems that Google expects food orders to be a big part of future drone delivery services. The delivery drones will also gather valuable data for testing too. "Residents near our testing area on the outskirts of the ACT live an idyllic country lifestyle on 10-acre blocks of rolling land spotted with gum trees and horses", writes James Ryan Burgess, co-lead of Project Wing. Read More »

ZTE Axon M Folding Smartphone Officially Launched


The Axon M is not as thick as any of the above mentioned devices and is certainly better looking. "The ZTE Axon M is the beginning of true smartphone innovation, and ZTE is leading the way", said Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, in a press release . Read More »

Wolfenstein 2 Launch Trailer Full of Nazi Killing Satisfaction


Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames have released the final trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , and it makes it clear that the Nazis have messed with the wrong country. The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. Next week sees the release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , as B.J. Blazkowicz and his rag-tag band of underground rebels take to the streets to wipe out the Nazi menace that has conquered America. Read More »

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing 'green' electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. were among the least environment-friendly IT companies worldwide in terms of their use of renewable energy and harmful chemicals , a report by Greenpeace showed Tuesday. HP, Dell, and Fairphone are the notable exceptions to this trend, producing a growing number of products that are repairable and upgradable. According to Greenpeace, Apple is the only company to have set a renewable energy goal for its supply chain, and several of its ... Read More »

Google beefs up security on Chrome


Google notes that the increase in security means something of a convenience trade-off, but suggests that in addition to people whose work places them at risk, the feature may also appeal to "people in abusive relationships seeking safety". Read More »

Android 8.1 Oreo for Pixel Phones will be available in Coming Weeks


The user went on to explain the troubleshooting steps he had taken, including the uninstallation of all apps that were installed before the problem arose, disabling and re-enabling Google Message, and so forth. Thanks for all of the reports. "The team is aware of this issue and working towards a fix". Now, though, it's time to talk about what the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can do on their own with our First 10 Things video. Read More »

Micromax launches affordable 'Bharat-1' 4G phone


Owing to the partnership with BSNL, the phone will let its buyers make "unlimited" voice calls as well use "unlimited" high-speed data at a nominal fee of Rs. The Bharat 1 supports 22 Indian languages, a preloaded Micromax Entertainment app for Live TV, music, movies and videos streaming. In India, over 50 crore people still do not have a smartphone or have no internet connectivity. Read More »

"Surface Book 2 hands-on: "13.5" and 15" take fight to Apple


For the first time though, you'll now have a choice between a 13.5-inch and 15-inch display - the original Surface Book only offered the smaller screen size. Of course, it can be upgraded to a Core i7 chip with up to 16GB of RAM and as much as 1TB of SSD space, not to mention an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics chip. Read More »

Delivery-mileage McLaren F1 hits the market


In fact, the auto has never even been registered. And it's on the market. Still covered in its factory protective wrap, the F1 chassis number 060 seen in the attached images is available for sale from exotic cars dealer Tom Hartley Jr. The original owner bought the auto with a spare LM-style exhaust, GTR steering wheel, passenger over-carpets and a windscreen strip, all of which remain sealed and unused. Read More »

Motorola Moto X4 India launch set for November 13


We're expecting that the launch might be delayed to due to Amazon's Alexa unavailability in India. A new variant of Moto G5S, the popular affordable Moto smartphone, has been launched in India. The company claims that the pope has water repellent nano-coating and that the 3000mAh battery supports Turbo Charging. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core SoC, paired with 3 GB or 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB onboard flash storage with a ... Read More »

Xbox One's new Fall update is out now for everyone


The updated Home Screen now will show you things like friend activities, Looking For Group messages, leaderboards, and more. So, once you install the next update for Xbox One you will have the option to customize the Home menu so you have faster access to the content you like most, whether games, friends, or sections such as Xbox LIVE Gold or Xbox Game Pass. Read More »

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh


Users can choose from a set of pre-selected compliments and carry polls on it, with names of four friends as options. By keeping the activity structured, TBH hopes to maintain positive conversations, instead of regressing into bullying as other anonymous apps have done. Read More »

Trailer Park Boys Star Dies


The family would like to request for our privacy to be respected in our time of grief, ' the daughter's official post read. "We're in shock and heartbroken by the sudden loss of our dear friend John Dunsworth ", the Trailer Park Boys team added . Read More »

HTC sends out invites for November 2 event in Taipei

HTC has started inviting people with invitations to Taiwan's local media and other tech media's to witness the launch event. Although HTC hasn't shared any specific detail about the event, the invite that has been sent by the company shows a big "U" tipping that it means the announcement of a new U series smartphone. Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform is now official


Qualcomm adds that they reached over 1Gbps with the test, but 5G is capable of much higher speeds of 5Gbps once the 5G deployments are complete. The Snapdragon X50 5G was first announced exactly a year ago, and we're just now hearing about prototype testing. Read More »