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Mercedes F1 driver Valtteri Bottas has 'no excuses' this season

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The auto was returned to the Red Bull garage, with mechanics carefully trying to hide its floor from the view of cameras, but Verstappen did not return to action before the chequered flag and ended the day with him as the ninth quickest. Bottas, who joined from Williams at short notice after 2016 champion Nico Rosberg retired, won three of the 20 races last season. Ferrari will certainly be aiming for consistency as Sergio Marchionne overlooks from the brand's headquarters in his final year at ... Read More »

Google tiff brings an end to Amazon selling Nest products

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A Business Insider report yesterday, March 4, stated that on a conference call past year, Amazon's retail team told Nest employees that the e-commerce platform would not list any of Nest's newer products, including the latest Nest thermostats and Nest Secure home security systems. Read More »

Italians vote following divisive election campaign focused on immigration

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Rome: Bearing ample evidence of the nips, tucks and hair transplants that have reversed the march of time, Silvio Berlusconi beamed to supporters as he cast his vote in Italy's closely-watched election. Final pre-election polls showed Berlusconi's coalition in the lead with 37 percent, including 17 percent for Forza Italia and 13 percent for the League Party. Read More »

Toyota embarks on $2.8 billion self-driving vehicle research venture

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The automaker is joining the fray in a time when players such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo are already testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. "We will recruit globally, and I am thrilled to lead this effort", Kuffner added. Based in MI, the start-up is developing autonomous shuttles. TRI, TRI-AD and TMC will have a streamlined relationship, resulting in a fast-track, truly integrated development model. Read More »

Winter Storm Riley Latest: Killer Bomb Cyclone Ravishes North East Coast

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The storm also dumped heavy snow from OH to New England and into upstate NY, where more than 3 feet were recorded. Areas along eastern Long Island and eastern MA could get 4 to 5 inches of rain from Thursday evening through Saturday. In New Jersey , officials anxious it could take a chunk out of beaches just south of Atlantic City that are still being repaired because of damage from previous storms. Read More »

Apple to launch cheaper MacBook Air later this year

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Fans of the laptop have been waiting for some time for a substantial update, and while this may not be it, there's word of at least something new coming as early as this spring. Apple is yet to make any MacBook-related announcements this year but there has already been a lot of speculation about what the company might announce . Read More »

The Moon Is Getting A 4G Network

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Although Nokia and Vodafone are working together, they have separate and specific roles to play in the mission . For all those people wandering around our great Australian cities and spewing they can't watch a streaming video over 4G because of network access and congestion - we've found a place where you can get access to a brand new 4G network that isn't being hammered. Read More »

Arctic warming causes concern among scientists

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Unfortunately, it's far more likely that this unusual weather is a direct result of climate change . Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute , said: "It's never been this extreme". That is about a million square kilometres less than normal, or roughly the size of Egypt . While these changes can be interesting, Erik Solheim, head of the U.N. Read More »

Full Moon Tonight is First of Two in March

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March's full moon was traditionally called the Full Worm Moon by Native Americans. The term Worm Moon is assigned to March because this is the time of year when more worms begin slithering out of the thawing ground. The second full Moon in a single month is more generally called a Blue Moon . If you miss it or there's simply too much cloud cover to enjoy it, you will be able to see it through Saturday morning, according to NASA . Read More »

Limited edition HEB Selena tote bags selling fast, already posted on eBay

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But the bags were in such high demand that the HEB website allegedly crashed. The $2 bags are going for up to $99 on eBay. From the times we tried to purchase a bag, we got a "sold out" marker on their website. Stripes responded to the complaints telling people to message and asking them to promote the Selena cup sweepstakes. "Our stores in Houston did sell out fairly quickly, but there are more opportunities for our guests to get the cups", Stripes spokesperson Jeamy Molina said. Read More »

GitHub whacked by 'biggest ever' 1.35Tbps DDoS attack

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The nine-minute attack was by no means the longest disruption GitHub has faced. It said its website was completely unavailable, or intermittently unavailable, for a period of just nine minutes. The attack, dubbed "Memcrashed", exploits the popular memcached utility, which caches data in server memory and is used to minimize the frequency with which databases, APIs or other data objects are accessed. Read More »

Fantastic drone pics reveal MILLIONS of penguins in Antarctic 'mega-colonies'

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And it seems these penguins haven't suffered the population decline neighboring colonies have in Antarctica . The scientists who have discovered the hidden 1.5 million penguins "supercolony" admitted that the Danger Islands have never been considered suitable for penguins colonies but since these islands were affected less by the global warming in comparison with the rest of Antarctica, this discovery makes sense. Read More »

Far Cry 5 live-action trailer details its villain, Father Joseph

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Here's the premise: Rumors of a cult, called The Project at Eden's Gate, lure three video bloggers to Hope County as they follow leads on missing locals and other odd events. You can check out some screens from the film in the gallery below. In the meantime, you'll be able to watch Inside Eden's Gate this coming Monday on Amazon Prime Video. Read More »

Weather warnings extended until tomorrow morning

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There will be no Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart or Iarnród Éireann services today, with decisions due to be taken on tomorrow's services later today. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned "the risk to life and limb should not be underestimated". "Snowfall will be more showery over Ulster and Connacht, but there will still be heavy falls here also". Temperatures will be as low as -4C degrees and there will be strong to gale force northeast winds. Read More »

Detroit Become Human release date confirmed as 25 May

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Detroit: Become Human takes place in a dystopian near future setting and puts players in the roles of three different androids. Confronted with persecution and the violence of society, they will all have to decide who they want to be. Gamers will be able to play as all three characters throughout the game, taking control of their destinies and telling not only their individual stories but also the story of their people and of their world. Read More »

Microsoft releases new patch for Spectre Type 2 vulnerability

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Intel (and other CPU makers) were supposed to release these microcode updates so that OEMs would integrate them as motherboard firmware updates that users could download and install. For now, only Skylake processors are getting these firmware security updates. There's no indication if or when Spectre and Meltdown patches may be delivered by regular Microsoft updates. Read More »

Facebook decides not to separate the News Feed after all

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Facebook announced in December it was ditching one of its anti-"fake news" initiatives and focusing more on another. "My explore feed looks quite normal, but a few people told me that they see distinct content here - old jokes, alt-right pages, posts by non-standard politicians", Slovakian journalist Filip Struhárik told The Guardian . Read More »

Astronomers find traces from Universe's first stars

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A timeline of the universe, updated to show when the first stars emerged. Physicists believed that our universe was dark, hot and full of high-energy particles. "It is these first stars that are the origin of the first heavy elements in the universe , including the elements necessary to life". "In contrast, almost all subsequent stars formed from gas that was enriched with heavier elements on the periodic table, such as carbon and oxygen". Read More »

India grows 7.2 percent in the last quarter

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Gross fixed capital formation grew at a multi-quarter high of 12 per cent over past year, government spending rose 6.05 per cent as against 2.9 per cent in the previous quarter, while private consumption rose 5.6 per cent, lower than the second quarter's 6.5 per cent. Read More »

The moon formed inside a vaporized Earth synestia

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The vapourised rock of the synestia condensed into molten rock and formed Earth. The highly energetic collision threw molten rock and metal into orbit which eventually coalesced, forming the moon. "It may be possible to observe synestias in upcoming exoplanet surveys, but the lifetime of terrestrial synestias is so short and the possibility of observing one is quite low", he added about the possibility of witnessing a synestia in the making. Read More »

Cutting-Edge Weather Satellite Launches To Improve US Forecasting

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If the newest Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite, or GOES-S, makes it safely to orbit, it will be one of the most advanced forecasting satellites ever be placed in the atmosphere and dubbed GOES-17. Further, these satellites are destined to provide images and results on weather in and around the United States which helps the agency decide and evacuate the people from vulnerable regions. Read More »

North Korea agrees to send Paralympic delegation, athletes to next month's games

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Indeed, the sudden thaw in the dangerously frozen relationship between North and South Korea could chart a new path to peace. 13-time Paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell (alpine skiing), as well as veteran snowboarding reporter Tina Dixon, and 2006 Olympic curling bronze medalist Pete Fenson, will also serve as analysts. Read More »

Overwatch: The Next Hero Is Brigitte Lindholm

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A seven-minute-long video was also released with details of the hero, giving some insight into her backstory and abilities within the game. Brigitte (which you pronounce Bree-gee-tuh, so I've been completely flubbing it until now) is the daughter to Overwatch's own turret-building defence hero Torbjörn, and is likewise the "squire" to the very large tank/knight Reinhardt. Read More »

Business as usual for 'dedicated' NHS staff amid severe snow storm

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Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible. The whole of the Irish Republic is also on red alert after being hit by the worst snow in 35 years, valid until 6pm on Friday. The deluge of snow will finally show signs of wavering at around 10pm as the band moves out of the south before disappearing north-westwards overnight. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation helping Slovakia over slaying of journalist

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Slovak police have detained seven people in connection with the slaying of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, the state news agency TASR reported. Gaspar said earlier on TA3 television that police had raided a number of properties in eastern Slovakia connected with people who had been of interest to Kuciak, who was shot dead with his girlfriend last week. Read More »

This massive 400GB microSD card will cost you $300

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The card has a write speed up to 90MB/s, as well as a durable construction that makes it waterproof, dust-proof, shockproof, and x-ray proof. The new "Extreme A2 microSD UHS-1 microSDXC" card's the same physical size and capacity as the old one, and it's red and gold instead of red and silver; however, it's no longer the world's largest microSD card anymore because that honor belongs to the 512GB card by Integral Memory - but it's still hella fast. Read More »

The Weinstein Company To File For Bankrupcy After Sale Talks Collapse

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Contreras-Sweet's group wanted to buy the Weinstein Company and have Weinstein's former right-hand-man, COO David Glasser, take charge. "While we recognise that this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our employees, our creditors and any victims, the board has no choice but to pursue the only viable option to maximise the company's remaining value: an orderly bankruptcy process", the board said in a statement . Read More »

FCC publishes net neutrality repeal order, so what's next?

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Sen. Ed Markey , a Democrat from MA, led the charge in the Senate to introduce a bill that uses a legislative tool known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify the FCC's December vote to rescind the rules. The FCC voted in December to gut the Obama-era rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet . Read More »

Amazon Acquires Ring, Expanding Reach Into Home Security

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In October, Amazon introduced Key, a system that allows delivery people to drop off packages inside your home through keyless mobile phone technology. And with the recent launch of its new service Amazon Key , as well as its new Cloud Cam , Amazon really has wedged its foot in the door of not only home delivery but also home security. Read More »

Black Panther Film Inspires Disney To Support Oakland Youth

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The superhero film drew widespread attention and gave the studio its biggest opening week at the box office thanks to its diverse cast and the introduction of a new superhero to the Marvel franchise. "I'm hoping that our kids' takeaway will be to want to take advantage of technology and see what path it might help them to go down", Stanley said. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski returning to Patriots in 2018, report says

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Wouldn't fully commit to returning. He lives off of his endorsement money, and has everything he's earned from his National Football League career in the bank, per reports. Gronkowski has taken some tough hits throughout his career, including a concussion during the playoffs last season, which was also another reported reason to him thinking about retirement. Read More »