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Alleged Sony Xperia XZ2 spec sheet pops up online

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Secondly, we can see that the smartphone sports a 5.48-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. It is, however, worth mentioning here that the details presented here were aggregations of the believable leaks that we could found through different sources and nothing is certain before Sony launches this smartphone. Read More »

Microsoft Surprises Nine-year-old Who Gave Up Xbox To Donate Blankets

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In what is the season of goodwill, Microsoft has given a 9-year-old boy a Christmas to remember after he gave up his Xbox One present to buy blankets for the homeless. "Not only will they have a nice warm blanket that they get to keep, everybody will get a blanket, but they're wrapped in Christ's love as well as Mikah's love", said Cathy Thiemens, the executive director of the Ashland Church Community Emergency Shelter Services. Read More »

Pixel 2 XL Fingerprint Issues Reported After Android 8.1 Oreo Update

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On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL with 128GB, which is currently priced at Rs 82,000, receives a discount of 6 percent and is now available at a price of Rs 76,999. Potential buyers in the United Kingdom also get discounts, with the Pixel 2 seeing a £50 price drop-£629 to £579 for the 64 GB variant, and £729 to £679 for the 128 GB one. Read More »

Recycled SpaceX Dragon Capsule Makes 2nd Delivery to Space Station

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That launchpad was seriously damaged when a Falcon 9 exploded during what should have been a routine test ahead of a launch in 2016. The launch was initially set for last Friday but was delayed, as SpaceX said it was "taking additional time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings due to the detection of particles in the second stage fuel system". Read More »

Google is officially shutting down Tango AR after three years

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Google had launched the Tango project way back in 2014. Well, the requirement of specialized hardware is one of the reasons why Project Tango wasn't adopted as widely as it should have been. Additionally, the phones that supported it were pricey due to the required hardware. However, Google with Pixel and Pixel 2 brought the system in the form of augmented reality stickers; opening AR features to more people instead of Tango , which is likely to have reached in its lifetime. Read More »

US, Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

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Roscosmos confirmed the Soyuz crew had launched "successfully" in a Sunday statement on the space agency's website . Japan is not training any more astronauts for ISS missions but announced plans earlier this year to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2030 as part of a NASA-led mission. Read More »

Amazon & Google Are in Talks to Keep YouTube on The Fire TV

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An Amazon spokeswoman said on Thursday the standard Google Chromecast video streaming stick, along with the Ultra model that can stream 4K video, will return to Amazon's online store. The move comes as Amazon and Google battle over YouTube - the search giant recently pulled support for the very popular YouTube app from Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices, undermining Amazon's streaming strategy going into the holiday shopping home stretch. Read More »

South Africa remains divided on racial lines

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South African President Jacob Zuma admitted Saturday that voters were "not happy" with the ruling ANC party as it began a five-day conference to elect his successor as party leader. ANC Youth League leader Collen Maine, who backs Dlamini-Zuma, said 122 delegates would be prevented from voting at the conference following the ruling by the courts. Read More »

Asteroid of 5 km in diameter to pass near from Earth today

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A massive asteroid that has zoomed past Earth more than 20 times in about the last 30 years is heading in for another near-miss with Earth tomorrow, but don't lose too much sleep over it, even though it's one of the asteroids NASA has classified as " potentially hazardous ". Read More »

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

The release is being pushed as an opt-in update and it may take some time to reach every device. Update to the latest version to see all the available Google Map features. "So now the question is... what will you ask your Assistant first?" Google Maps will now tell you when you've arrived at your train station - like Caltrain's San Francisco terminal - or when it's time to change bus lines. Read More »

NASA uses Google machine learning for exoplanet detection

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The planet was discovered in data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope . Using machine learning, NASA and Google were able to discover two additional exoplanets circling Kepler-90 - one named Kepler-90i and the other Kepler-80g. It turned out the neural network correctly identified true planets and false positives 96 percent of the time. "Machine learning really shines in situations where there is so much data that humans can't search it for themselves", Shallue said. Read More »

Import tax on some electrical, electronics items raised

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The tax on import of microwave ovens too has been doubled to 20 per cent, the Finance Ministry said in a notification. "Such changes are expected to be a regular feature till Budget 2018". The company has sought a range of incentives and tax relief from the government for it to expand its manufacturing in India, but government officials have said they are unlikely to make exemptions for Apple. Read More »

Facebook Thinks Social Media Is Bad If You Do It Wrong

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In other words, using Facebook to interact with people - as opposed to just "browsing" as the University of MI study analysed - seemed to have a positive effect on people. It was less surprising that a half-trillion-dollar company very much reliant on people continuing to use social media ultimately came to this conclusion: "No, it's actually very good - as long as you use it the right way". Read More »

Data miners uncover a Red Dead Redemption 2 mission in GTA

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While digging through GTA Online's files, players found references to Red Dead Redemption 2 , sparking rumors there would be a themed mission that would allow gamers to earn a new revolver. There was also an image of a hand-written note that spoke of treasure. Finding the revolver now involves visiting 20 different locations across the map of GTA Online and taking photos. Read More »

SpaceX debut of recycled rocket and new launch pad

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The company hinges its success on its ability to rapidly reuse rockets and spacecraft they bring back after multiple missions to orbit. "Quite an achievement", he said. The launch marks the return of SpaceX's Launch Complex 40. The launch was also the first liftoff from SLC-40 since the launchpad was damaged by a failed Falcon 9 engine test, called a static fire, in September 2016. Read More »

That revamped Mac Pro is still in the works, Apple reminds us

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While the historic release of its powerful ( yet incredibly expensive ) iMac Pro largely dominated news headlines on Thursday, Apple seized on the opportunity to reiterate amid the hysteria that it's now working on other "Pro"-grade hardware, too - including an upgradeable modular Mac Pro computer". Read More »

It's easier than ever to take a break from annoying Facebook friends

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Are you sick of seeing photos from your friend's beach vacation while you're stuck in the grey skies and snow of Pittsburgh? Do you wish your aunt would stop posting about her new cat? For instance, in its original guise, the snooze feature was bundled in alongside the existing unfollow feature, meaning you had to tap the "unfollow or snooze " option from the dropdown box and then select whether you wanted to permanently unfollow (but not unfriend) the party, or just temporarily mute ... Read More »

IBM Adds JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Samsung to Quantum Computing Project

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While the 20-qubit system is a powerful proposition for participants, IBM is already moving on to even-more powerful technology in the quantum space. In August, these partners launched Australia's first quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, to advance the development and commercialization of the research team's technologies. Read More »

New Adventure Time Game Coming In 2018

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It's a full 3D open world game, with combat, exploration and recruitment, and is being developed by Climax. The catalyst for the story that Ooo has been flooded, causing the kingdoms to be cut off from each other by rising waters. Bandai Namco hasn't shared any details about Pirates of the Enchiridion's plot, but the game will feature an "original" story, and Finn and Jake will have to interrogate other characters for clues during the course of the game. Read More »

Clouds Hamper Bitterroot View of Geminid Meteor Shower

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Also, remember that all shooting stars visible in the sky should not necessarily be Geminids. A positive note, though. The annual Geminids Meteor Shower is here! Maybe a few more in the sky? "And by 1 a.m., when the constellation is high over head, you should see about 120 meteors per hour". Read More »

Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds mocks Disney-21st Century Fox merger

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It's not the 41-year-old's first crack at the deal, which first came to light last week. On December 6, Ryan tweeted: 'Time to uncork that explosive sexual tension between Deadpool and Mickey Mouse'. Following Disney's recent take over of Fox , the Mouse House can now boast about having some of the biggest film franchises in the world . "[ Deadpool ] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded", he said. Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) unveiled: S Pen version in tow

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen , on the other hand, features a convertible form factor with magnesium aluminum chassis, and is lightweight at 1 kilogram. As the name specifies, the 13-inch Notebook 9 Pen is ready to take on Surface devices which include a built-in battery-free S Pen stylus , much like the Notebook 9 Pro introduced in May . Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in China

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Price in China starts at 999 Yuan. The successor to the most popular Xiaomi smartphone - the Redmi Note 4 - is expected to be released in January 2018, completing a full annual upgrade cycle. The Redmi Note 5 is likely to launch with two RAM and storage configurations, a 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. The large display will boast an improved resolution of 2160 x 1080 so that the pixels are evenly distributed to give you a ... Read More »

Watch Blue Origin's mannequin ride to space and back

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During the more than 10-minute launch, New Shepard was able to reach heights of 99 km above sea level and reached a maximum ascent velocity of Mach 2.94. The next revision of new Shepard next year will be the first one meant to take passengers into space. The test flight for the New Shepard system and Crew Capsule 2.0 was a success. Read More »

Vivo phone may feature in-screen fingerprint sensor in 2018

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The latest report comes months after Vivo actually showcased a concept device with in-screen fingerprint scanner at MWC Shanghai a year ago. Analyst Patrick Moorhead got a chance to experience a pre-production Vivo smartphone equipped with a Synaptics' in-display fingerprint sensor called Clear ID. Read More »

Facebook won't pay publishers to create videos from 2018

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Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on the earnings call that they found when conducting a test with Tropicana that six seconds seemed to be the ideal length for Facebook video ads. "With this update, we will show more videos in News Feed that people seek out or return to watch from the same publisher or creator week after week - for example, shows or videos that are part of a series, or from partners who are creating active communities", Facebook added. Read More »

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Support for VR, HDR

In addition, the device will boast Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, and up to 42MB of cache. The baseline iMac Pro configuration will sell in Australia for $7,299 with a 3.2GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon CPU, 32GB of onboard memory, a Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8GB of onboard memory and a 1TB hard drive. Read More »

Eli Apple wants to play vs. Eagles after tweeting 'mistake'

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It's a blessing. You don't want to take it for granted. "Were going to take the best player available", Mara said in regards to the draft. He's a young man that I'm into building up and not breaking down. "But he's got a lot going on in his situation". "Because at the end of the day, we have to go into battle whether if he's on the field or not on the field". Read More »

Pokémon Crystal Will Get A Physical Release In Japan And Europe

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Following the re-release of Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS eShop , Nintendo revealed today that Pokemon Crystal will be getting the same treatment next month. And yet, Pokemon Crystal remained the one Pokemon game still disconnected from the rest of the franchise. To the game's credit, a number of new things were added to the game and later became staple elements of the series. Read More »

TENAA revealed the appearance of smartphone Nokia 6 (2018)

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It's been rumored that the Nokia 9 will be the most expensive device in HMD's portfolio, and it's also been said that the Nokia 6 will get a successor, tentatively known as the Nokia 6 (2018 ), early next year. Some other reports also suggest that, HMD Global has a bunch of smartphones to release next year as we have some other Nokia devices with different model numbers. Read More »

Google Assistant Now Available for Android Tablets, Phones Running Lollipop

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English-speaking users in the US, UK, India , Australia, Canada and Singapore will have access, as will Spanish speakers in the US, Mexico and Spain. So were phones running older Android versions. It's coming to Android Lollipop phones as well as Android Marshmallow and Nougat tablets. Later on, the feature will come to Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and South Korea. Read More »

Google Assistant coming to Tablets and older Android phones

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The virtual personal assistant was announced by Google at its developer conference previous year and made its debut with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Specifically, you'll need to be running Android 5 .0 Lollipop or higher on your device to support the Assistant and your tablet will need to run at least Android 6.0. Read More »