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A once-in-a-blue moon occurrence on Jan 31

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However, for the rest of North and Central America, moonset will intervene. The last total lunar eclipse took place on September 28 2015. To our fortune, this day turns out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience because it also happens to be a supermoon , and a blue moon . Read More »

Wushu Studios, Formed By Driveclub Devs, Is Working On New Sci-Fi IP

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If you loved Motorstorm and Driveclub , then the formation of a new studio in the United Kingdom may be of interest to you - though intriguingly, the new firm says its first offering won't be a driving game. Ex-BioWare concept artist Alex Figini is also on board in helping to develop Wushu's "tantalising and unexpected" sci-fi project, which sounds like it could be coming to consoles, with mention of the game being developed as a "gamepad" experience. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Suffers Network Problems, May Be Extended

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This "can't find match" error is causing issues for anyone that wants to sample the online competitive component of what many believe will be the greatest Dragon Ball game to date. They also conceded that if they were not able to get the situation stabilised in a reasonable time-frame, then they may push back the beta's scheduled end time of 11:59PT today. Read More »

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Static-Fire Test Set On Tuesday

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The rocket has been in the works for quite a while with its first test flight originally scheduled for 2013. The cores are created to be re-used, making the rocket much more cost effective. SpaceX also informed its Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload lifted by the next closest operational rocket, the Delta IV Heavy. Elon Musk made headlines with plans to use his red Tesla Roadster as payload for Falcon Heavy. Read More »

UK, LFUCG hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

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According to their website, "the MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems and moves us closer to Dr. "Things have escalated to the point that people are becoming desensitized", Marshall said. That's why she believes it's important to talk with children. Read More »

Tag: Moto e5 Plus specifications

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Going by the first image of the Moto E5 , it appears that the company has gotten rid of the front-facing fingerprint reader. Strong similarities run from the Moto E4 into the Moto E5, but one very notable change is a shift in the position of the fingerprint sensor. Read More »

Nokia 6 And Nokia 7 Get The Android Oreo Update

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Nokia had started updating its smartphones to Android 8 .0 Oreo a few months ago, which started with the Nokia 8, company's current flagship. Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to both the second-generation Nokia 6 and last year's Nokia 7 . Read More »

Is Google Maps coming back to China?

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Google Maps service is now available in China. A new China-specific version of Maps is accessible via the web for all devices. The original story follows, but it appears Nikkei's report, on which this and other stories were based, is not correct. Read More »

Why You Should NEVER Hold In A Sneeze

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Doctors are warning against holding in your sneezes after a man ruptured the back of his throat when he did so and was hospitalized, a new case study details in the BMJ . Jiang said it was weird that a single sneeze could generate enough force to cause the kind of physical damage that usually results from trauma, such as a gunshot wound to the neck. Read More »

Koreans turn in favor of N. Korea's Olympic participation

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As talks continue between the two Koreas - following a sudden breakthrough earlier this month - an unlikely face popped up at the demilitarized zone as diplomats sat down together Monday: Hyon Song Wol , a member of Kim's personal girl band, Moranbong. Read More »

Google Cast has Been Destroying WiFi Networks Lately

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Some users on Reddit highlight that the issue randomly disables network on all the devices connected to a wireless network which powers their Chromecast. Other users narrowed it down to a specific model, the Archer C7. Google might have a better chance of pinpointing the exact cause of the Wi-Fi issue if it was limited to the Google Home Max . Read More »

Renewables Are Giving Fossil Fuels A Run For Their Money

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The outlook for solar and wind electricity costs to 2020 "presages historically low costs for new renewable electricity", which could create new economic and industrial opportunities, a new International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) report argues. Read More »

Google pulls malware-laden apps that served porn to kids

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AdultSwine not only displayed ads while users played the game that came with the malware; it could also show pop-up ads on top of other apps. The malicious code would then use that number to register for premium services and charge the person's account. Read More »

Google's hardware and software causing Wi-Fi disconnects

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According to Google forum reports, most of the users who are using a TP-Link Archer C7 router are mostly affected by the problem. Google's been trying its hand at connected home gadgets for a few years now, and now that it has devices like the Chromecast , Google Home, and soon Smart Displays, it's clear now more than ever that this is a market it wants to dominate. Read More »

Sony taking beta sign-ups for PS4's next major firmware update

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Sony is opening up beta signups for system update 5.50, which are currently live right now in Japan and are expected to go live sometime this week for Europe and North America . The official PlayStation Blog announced the beta signups beginning today, where you can apply for the chance to become a beta tester ahead of the update's launch and for additional updates gong forward. Read More »

Bird-like Feather Dinosaur Discovered In China

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This dinosaur lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period, and is now called Caihong , the Mandarin word for rainbow, the New York Post reports . Neither they were sure about the flying capability of the ancient two-legged predator. A new species of dinosaur, first discovered by a farmer in north east China, likely sported attractive, rainbow-coloured feathers on its head, wings and tail, according to palaeontologists. Read More »

Google Arts & Culture matches your face with works of art

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It claimed the No. 1 spot in the US on Saturday, according to the app metrics site AppAnnie. The Google Arts & Culture app is a free download for iOS and Android . the matches where the person and the subject of the painting are eerily similar. After downloading the app, you'll have to scroll down to the section that reads "Is your portrait in a museum?" Tap on the Get Started button (or swipe up). Read More »

Honda, Volvo, Lincoln Win Vehicle Of The Year Awards At NAIAS

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Despite a disappointing year for the model, which saw sales drop 6.2 percent between 2016 and 2017, the Accord beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Motor Company (ADR ) (NYSE: TM) Camry for the auto accolade. The Lincoln Navigator is shown in a promotional image. The vehicles also had to be popular sellers, thus ruling out many niche products like those from the exotic brands. Read More »

15-year-old Dalit girl's raped, mutilated body found in Haryana's Jind

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Jind : In a rerun of Delhi's shocking Nirbhaya case, a teenager was gang-raped and her body mutilated in Haryana's Jind , triggering concerns over the safety of girls and women in the BJP-ruled state. "If administration had done its job well, an incident like this would have never happened", said the girl's father. Two special investigation teams led by senior officers have been set up to investigate the schoolgirl's rape. Read More »

WhatsApp tests new update 'Dismiss As Admin' for group chats

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Prior to the introduction of this feature, the admin had to be removed from the group and added back as an ordinary member again in order to revoke his rights as an admin. These group chats are created by the group admin who controls and monitors the conversation. Another group centric feature now in testing phase that came to light was private replies within a group chat. Read More »

LLC Cuts Holdings in Facebook Inc (FB)

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Bartlett & Co. LLC now owns 1,116 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 91 shares during the last quarter. Analysts await Facebook, Inc. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $203.72. The firm has "Focus List" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Bank of America. Read More »

Personal Capital Advisors Corp Grows Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Key Tronic Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 175.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $120.09. Generation Invest Mgmt Llp invested 5.48% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 7,565 are held by Independent Order Of Foresters. (NYSE:JWN). Read More »

Mercedes-AMG announces new 53 Series

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The three new 53-series AMG models are set to crown their individual line-ups, with Mercedes-AMG confirming that there are no plans for full-blown 63-series models in the E-Class Coupé, E-Class Cabriolet and new CLS ranges. Drivers can configure the car's driving characteristics through five drive modes. To distinguish it from the recently released standard model, the CLS 53 comes with AMG styling and new features, such as an AMG Performance steering wheel and a more dynamic setup for ... Read More »

Sainz storms to Dakar Rally lead

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Mena on Sunday completed the eighth stage - from Uyuni to Tupiza of 498 kms followed by an 87 km liaison section - at 12th position. We were about one hour and 50 minutes fixing it. We eventually got going again, but had a puncture mid-way through the stage. "We had to take out the spare wheels, jack up the auto and move it bit by bit using the spare wheels as a foundation". Read More »

Micromax BHARAT GO With Android Oreo Go Edition Coming This Month

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It will be launched in January-end. Last month around Google had announced Android Go , a lighter version of Android based on the latest Oreo. As of now, Micromax has not revealed the specifications of Bharat Go phone but it is expected to be powered by either Qualcomm or MediaTek SoC, as both the chipmakers have already confirmed their support for the Android Go. Read More »

Conte Frustrated As 10-man Leicester Hold Chelsea

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When I start them I take the responsibilities of that and I've started many times. Natheless, they're also willing to wait on the deal in view of the fact that Conte's long-term prospect at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain. "We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half, when I chose to put on fresh energy the game changed". The final chance of the first-half came for the Blues and it was Cesc Fabregas whose shot from the edge of the box needed saving, ... Read More »

Finnish firm detects Intel security flaw of 'almost shocking simplicity'

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By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. Access to the device may also be possible from outside the local network via an attacker-operated CIRA server. Although the initial attack requires physical access, the speed at which it can be carried out makes it easily exploitable, said Sintonen. Read More »

Fastfood chain KFC Canada accepts Bitcoin

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Currently, the Bitcoin Bucket is sold out (unfortunately). The artery-clogging Bitcoin Bucket " Includes 10 Original Recipe Tenders, Waffle Fries, Med Side, Med Gravy and 2 Dips ", at a cost of however many Bitcoin equates to CA$20. Indeed, the company appears to be jumping on the publicity bandwagon surrounding cryptocurrencies . In response to a tweet from Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, KFC suggested that it may consider expanding the promotion to include other cryptocurrencies as ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Sachet packs: Prepaid plans from Rs 19 to Rs 98

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In other circles, Airtel is offering the same Rs 59 plan as part of its Prepaid Promise scheme, but the benefits differ by a huge margin. According to BSNL, customers opting for Rs. Both the plans offer 1GB per day data for the validity period. However, the revised Rs 59 plan for Kolkata users gives only data and voice calling benefit. Read More »

Panicking about Facebook's News Feed tweak? These marketers aren't

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The changes will take effect over the coming weeks. "We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long-term measures of happiness and health". Facebook put a lot of effort into wooing publishers and brands to its platform. If Facebook's revenue growth slows materially in the next few months, will they panic? Facebook executives held off-the-record meetings with publications like The Wall Street Journal at the end of previous year and spoke of renewing the focus on ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz's Next Generation G-Class Has Arrived

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The new aluminium and ultra-high-tensile steel body is partly responsible for a dramatic 170kg weight cut, but the classic exterior door hinges have been maintained alongside more neatly-integrated wheel arches. Mercedes-Benz has also retained a traditional ladder-type frame, with the focus for the new model in improving overall rigidity and the connections between the drivetrain and suspension with that chassis. Read More »

Doctor Says Trump 'Is In Excellent Health' After Physical

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In other words, we feel there is misinformation as to who we are as a community. Trump used profane language January 11 as he questioned why the USA should permit immigrants from certain countries, according to three people briefed on the conversation. Read More »