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NASA looking for someone to protect Earth from aliens

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The profile posted on the website USAJOBS says the position would be under the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection. - NASA is looking for a new Planetary Protection Officer. The role was originally created after the USA signed the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, with the role specifically relating to article IX of the document. Read More »

Paytm may soon launch a messaging service to rival WhatsApp

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In February, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had met IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways in which the popular messaging app could contribute to India's vision for digital commerce. . But its app doesn't boast the same widespread adoption as WhatsApp or Paytm, which has hindered the impact of its new feature. E-payments in India surged after the country banned old high-value currency notes late previous year. Read More »

Taco Bell giving away Xbox One X consoles to taco lovers

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Microsoft has just announced a partnership with Taco Bell which will see the two companies run a joint Xbox One X giveaway competition, starting August 31st. This model will start shipping on September 5 at $69.99 United States dollars, and it'll be available at that same cost with a "Cable for Windows" starting on October 17. Read More »

Overwatch Summer Games return next week (with new skins)

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In addition, the skins and cosmetic items released for the Summer Games past year will return to the shop as well but at an attractive discounted rate. The Summer Games is also the first event where the changes to Loot Boxes , that drastically reduce the number of duplicates will factor in to the cosmetic drops. Read More »

Amazon poach ATP tennis rights from Sky

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Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the USA digital giant nabbed the United Kingdom rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. Amazon also has the rights to live audio-streaming for Bundesliga football commentaries in Germany, available through its Amazon Music service. For the first time since it took to the air in 1991, that will see Sky hold no rights of note to one of the world's ... Read More »

Facebook working on an Android-based video chat device, Google Home competitor

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Now, Facebook is reportedly working on a hardware product of its own, and it sounds strikingly similar to what Amazon cooked up, along with at least one other device that sounds a lot like the standard Echo . A 360-degree camera has also been considered for the device, which may run on the Android operating system. A spokesperson for Facebook declined to comment on the report. Read More »

U.S. 'not seeking regime change' in North Korea, says Tillerson

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Tillerson repeated calls for North Korea's neighbour and ally China, which has urged a resumption of talks with Pyongyang, to use its influence to create the conditions for "productive dialogue". Tillerson seemed to acknowledge that the United States is now willing to live with a nuclear-armed North Korea and even make security guarantees toward the Kim regime, one of the worst human rights offenders on the planet, to stop the threat of a nuclear conflict. Read More »

Apple posts Q3 earnings: Profits jump by 17%

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Franklin Resources Inc. raised its position in Apple by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Apple by 9.5% in the second quarter. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. As I first reported last Monday, Apple Inc . Read More »

How To Find and Defeat Legendary Moltres In Pokémon Go

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The Fire /Flying type Moltres proves to be another powerful opponent in the Pokemon GO world, coming in a little over 3000 CP and sporting risky moves such as Overheat and Fire Blast. Moltres is now appearing in raids across the globe, replacing Articuno who was active throughout the last week. Moltres has that same double weakness to Rock-Type moves, but Golem , Rhydon, and other Pokemon are all resistant to Fire-Type moves. Read More »

Amazon Alexa Can Now Be Used To Control Your Fire TV

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On Tuesday, attention turned to the Amazon Echo, with a demonstration that showed how hackers can convert some models into devices that can surreptitiously record our most intimate moments. Tap into the latest software update to see it happen for you. So, provided your device is safely ensconced in the confines of your home and you didn't birth the 15-year-old who hacked Talk-Talk , you're likely to be physically out of reach from attackers. Read More »

Idris Elba slays Google Translate version of Baby Got Back

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Jimmy ran a few popular songs through Google Tranlsate then translated them back into English, and naturally, the results were insane. Idris Elba , man who should definitely be the new James Bond so don't even, just showed up on The Tonight Show , where he completely killed it rapping the Google Translate version of songs. Read More »

SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month

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Ever since Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition earlier this year, fans have been desperate to register their interest, ensuring that they will get one come launch. Nintendo has now posted on its official Facebook page that pre-orders for its much-anticipated retro console will begin later this month and that the company will be producing the device until the end of 2017. Read More »

EA will merge BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios

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And it's a wonderful new addition to our team. Company CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed the news during a recent earnings call , and explained both studios will be linking up in a new Montreal office. BioWare Montreal was formed in March 2009 to assist the main BioWare Edmonton studio as necessary. This new Star Wars title is now in development at Visceral Games, with the story being penned by Amy Hennig of Uncharted and Jak & Daxter fame. Read More »

Stardew Valley Gets Multiplayer News, Expected Release Window

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We might not yet know when multiplayer will officially arrive in Stardew Valley , but when it does you'll be able to play with up to three of your friends online. "We now expect to be able to start a beta test at the end of the year for Steam users to help us test the game", Chucklefish said of the update. You won't need to set up a server to run multiplayer. Read More »

Police Report Additional Items Stolen From Armstrong Museum

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Wapakoneta police are reporting the theft of additional items from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum . Cartier Paris was commissioned by Le Figaro newspaper to make the three replicas, as readers financed the project through a subscription drive, according to Cartier's website. Read More »

Motorola just announced a 'special edition' Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus

Simple. We first heard about the G5S Plus last month when specs of the device leaked , but now it's official. The smartphones run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with minor tweaks to the stock UI. The 5.2-inch display on the Moto G5 Plus is bumped up to 5.5-inches on the Moto G5S Plus but still offers the same Full HD resolution. As for the new Moto G5S Plus , it has dual 13-megapixel rear cameras , combined with what Motorola described as "special photo enhancement ... Read More »

Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100

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Even if pollution stayed steady until 2053, they calculated, there's a 50 percent chance of surpassing the Paris agreement target of 3.6 degrees. As for the ambitious 1.5°C target included in the Paris Agreement, there's apparently only a 1 percent chance of meeting that (not so surprising considering the planet has already warmed 1°C since pre-industrial times). Read More »

Kings, Cheetahs officially added to Pro14 rugby

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Fixtures involving South African sides will be played on Saturdays, in order to provide travelling teams with a seven-day turnaround. The groups have been based on last season's results with the Ospreys, Cardiff Blues, Munster , Connacht , Glasgow, Zebre and the Cheetahs in Conference A . Read More »

Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes

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Also known as vinyl cyanide , acrylonitrile is used here on Earth in the manufacture of plastics. Those researchers proposed that acrylonitrile molecules could come together as a sheet of material similar to a cell membrane. Such a material would be capable of surviving in liquid methane and at extremely cold temperatures, and would therefore be the most likely basis for organic life on Titan . Read More »

Facebook buys AI start-up to make Messenger smarter than ever

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Facebook Inc. has gotten its wallet out to make up for its shortcomings in artificial intelligence, acquiring a startup called Ozlo Inc. to help improve its Messenger platform's virtual assistant M. In a statement on their website Ozlo says, "When we started Ozlo , we saw a tremendous explosion of on-the-go communication". This kind of virtual assistant feature, similar to Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant, is something Facebook has sought to do with its M assistant. Read More »

Based THAAD system intercepts target missile over Pacific

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South Korea and the USA on Monday started negotiating a full deployment of the controversial anti-missile system THAAD, in response to the recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch by North Korea . The THAAD element provides a globally-transportable, rapidly-deployable capability to intercept ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight. Read More »

Google Pixel Represents the Perfect Android Powered Smartphone

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No Android smartphone is (that far) behind, objectively speaking, no matter how much Gundotra might like the iPhone 7 Plus and Apple's approach to mobile photography. Development of computational photography software... ... A former senior Google executive who was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Companies mobile operations has slammed cameras in Android phones claiming they are years behind an iPhone, he should know, he helped build the Google Pixel a phone that was ... Read More »

Asteroid Narrowly Missed Earth, and No one Noticed

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In fact, NASA scientists believe the asteroid will pass as far away as 170,000 miles based on tracking data from 2012. An asteroid expected to fly by Earth in October has NASA jazzed up for the opportunity it could present for science and its own observatories, scientists and planetary defense. Read More »

Is Snap (NYSE:SNAP) In Trouble? OTR Global Issues Downgrade

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Snap's shares traded down about 4% in Monday's premarket session at $13.25, not far from its post-IPO low of $13.14. Snap (NYSE:SNAP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. Snap Inc has to reassure investors that the recent personnel changes will not affect the company's operations negatively and that the new executives have the necessary skill and experience to turnaround the company. Read More »

Microsoft working on Windows Dev Center app for Android

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With this new update rolling, you will need not to delete individual messages and multiple messages can now be deleted from your Google Voice account in one go. Just this week, Google has announced it is taking action against 20 Play Store apps that were found to contain malicious code - "Lipizzan" spyware - that allowed users to be spied on. Read More »

Tesla surprises with 310-mile range Model 3

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The $35,000 price-tag, as car-consumer website Jalponik.com points out, is for the most bare-bones version of the auto. American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has handed over the keys to the first 30 Model 3 buyers at the automaker's manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, the media reported. Read More »

Sebastien Buemi disqualified from Montreal ePrix

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Di Grassi recalled the Parix ePrix as his low point of the season, where his race was ruined after contact with Antonio Felix da Costa , and his deficit to Buemi in the points was the biggest all season. It is a third success for him this season. I think this weekend everything went quite smoothly, everything was flawless. DS Virgin's José Maria Lopez completed the Montreal podium behind Vergne and Rosenqvist, while Sam Bird and Nick Heidfeld rounded off the top five. Read More »

Californians urged to save energy during solar eclipse

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The eclipse will begin in the U.S.at around 10:15 a.m. PDT off the coast of OR and will leave the U.S.at about 2:50 p.m. EDT in SC. As millions of people in more than a dozen states eagerly await next month's solar eclipse , the country's largest power grid operator is preparing for the impact it will have on solar power generators. Read More »

Apple to invest W3tr in LG's OLED production

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The move might allow for quicker production and more bargaining power for Apple now with two OLED suppliers working on the flagship phone. With the renewed partnership with LG, its long-time LCD partner, Apple has secured a secondary supplier for the crucial OLED panel, while the Korean partner can reduce risks from the huge initial spending on beefing up its OLED production. Read More »

Microsoft kills popular Word Flow iOS keyboard 'experiment', suggests SwiftKey as replacement

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In the coming months, we'll have more to share about how we'll integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows. There was no Word Flow app for Android. As you'd expect, the direct Apple App Store link for Word Flow no longer works. If you're unhappy with the iPhone's default keyboard experience, Microsoft "encourages" all those who liked Word Flow for its customization, speed and top-notch prediction skills to switch to SwiftKey. Read More »

Now users can share Facebook 'Stories' to public

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With the latest change, users can now share photos and videos publicly-and that means anyone and everyone can watch stories. The opening up of the service - which effectively nabbed Snapchat's USP - has the potential to let celebrities give fans a peek behind-the-scenes of their day, or for influencers with Facebook followers to share content - giving users a reason to stay tuned to Facebook . Read More »

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Passes GTA 5 And Fallout 4 On Steam Charts

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As shown on PlayerUnknown's Twitter , Battlegrounds beat out the previous record holder, Fallout 4 , which set the record in November 2015 when it first released. This makes it the second-highest placed game on Steam with the most activity. But that's non-Valve games. Furthermore, they're both low-cost titles - DOTA 2 is free and CS:GO is a mere $15 - and have thriving eSports and streaming scenes around them. Read More »