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Ayodhya dispute: SC grants three months for translating historic documents

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While the controversy has torn the country apart in the past, the final hearing for the title dispute by the Supreme Court will commence on December 5. But with all senior advocates trying to speak at the same time, the court had a hard time in even fixing the schedule for final hearing in the most sensitive case that the nation has ever faced. Read More »

Will Game of Thrones Feature a Jon/Daenerys Romance?

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However, George R.R. Martin explores this a little more, hinting that they did have a loving relationship and were smitten with each other. Dany has two brothers: Rhaegar and Viserys. Dany summoned Jon (on the advice of Melisandre and with Tyrion's blessing) to bend the knee and accept her as queen. As Ned was the only one who really knew what went on in that tower, he would be the main source. Read More »

Uncertified eclipse glasses pose a danger to your eyes

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If you're staying in the Boston area, Schneider said the eclipse will feel like going outside when the sun is covered by very thin clouds - a definite dimming, but not almost as drastic as it will be within the path. A solar eclipse is a unique experience for our eyes - we aren't used to seeing bright beams of sunlight contrasted with a night sky. Another site, greatamericaneclipse.com, was established more than three years ago by a pair of self-proclaimed "eclipse chasers" and features ... Read More »

Asteroid to shave past earth inside moon orbit in October

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The space rock dubbed TC4 will zoom by at a distance of about 44,000 km, outside the 36,000-km orbit of geostationary satellites but inside the moon's orbit, the European Space Agency said, according to AFP . The resulting shockwave blew out the windows of almost 5,000 buildings and injured more than 1,200 people. For researchers, the near miss will provide a rare chance to test Earth's "planetary defence" systems - which at this point are focused on early warning rather than active ... Read More »

Apple to make iPhone 8 screen bigger than iPhone 7

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These numbers mean that we now know that the iPhone will have a screen that measures 5.8 inches diagonally - at least according to the official HomePod firmware , anyway. Verdict: The iPhone 8 wins. Almost all the leaks and renders we've seen of the iPhone 8 have had a black bezel and notch . What if Apple goes with a white front for the silver device? The size difference when comparing the iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7S Plus is also very eye-opening. Read More »

Chevrolet Monster Energy Series Race Car Unveiled

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The unique Camaro ZL1 will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks, which kicks off the 2018 Nascar season. However, it is not the lone Camaro in NASCAR's top three series. The Mustang GT and Challenger R/T can be ordered with a V8 for about $4,000 less, which has Chevrolet reconsidering the available trim packages for the pony auto. Read More »

HTC U11 Life aka Ocean Life Press Render and Specs Leak

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The leaked image of the phone suggests that its frontside resembles with HTC U11 and HTC 10 from the previous year. Notably, rumors have it, just like the HTC U11, the HTC U11 Lite will also have the Edge Sense technology . The report further reveals that the HTC U11 Lite will offer 32GB of default storage space, which could be expanded with the use of a microSD card. Read More »

Tesla is developing autonomous trucks

Tesla is already in talks with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles according to an email discussion that the publication has seen. The correspondence and meetings with state officials show that Tesla moving forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport also being pursued by Uber and Alphabet's former Google auto company, now called Waymo. Read More »

Nintendo Faces Lawsuit Over Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Design

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Now Nintendo is gearing up to defend itself against another patent lawsuit, only this one is directed at the detachable Joy-Con controllers included in the box with every Switch . Nintendo has already sold 4.7 million Switch consoles since it first launched back in March. Nintendo has already been slowly coming out with new titles for the Switch as it also recently made its online services available to gamers. Read More »

Moto X4 Leak Shows Sleek Design and Powerful Specs

We're obviously not talking Moto E4 levels of extreme affordability , but the Moto X4 has been described as Project Fi's budget device , and there are reasons to hope for a $400 or so MSRP unlocked as well. It has an oval-shaped physical home button below the screen with an embedded fingerprint sensor, while the top has usual set of sensors with a speaker grille, camera and a dedicated LED flash. Read More »

'Knights of the Frozen Throne' 'Hearthstone' Expansion is Live!

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Only the bravest heroes dare venture to the freezing reaches of the evil Lich King's forbidding fortress, Icecrown Citadel. The expansion is live in the Americas (and coming soon in the rest of the world), so go enjoy the chill. Like the above-mentioned "Warcraft" references, the Frostmourne was first introduced by Blizzard as a runeblade attached to the Frozen Throne and intended for whoever assumes the identity of the Lich King. Read More »

Dark Arisen Hits PS4/Xbox One This October For $29.99 — Dragon's Dogma

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Players can choose between nine different class-types and set out, with up to three AI companions, on an adventure. The game contains all the content from the original Dragon's Dogma plus the additional content from its sequel, including the Bitterblack Isle area, filled with challenging new enemies and quests, additional high level weapons and armor sets, all with its stunningly high resolution graphics. Read More »

NY Times' Bias Shows In Global Warming Report - What Else Is New?

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It reported that people were anxious the study would be publicly released, but those who worked on the report are pushing back against the claims. But this week, the paper's hyperbole about a government climate report was called out not only by other journalists and a Republican member of Congress, but also by scientists who were quoted in the article itself. Read More »

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Texoma will not see a full eclipse . Do not look through them unless they have a solar filter of their own installed. On May 20, 2012, a portion of the western United States experienced an annular solar eclipse . Even one second of looking directly at a small portion of the actual Sun without protection can permanently destroy your vision. But, those eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves. Read More »

Spike Lee promotes NYC rally for Colin Kaepernick

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Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, became a topic of national conversation past year when he chose not to stand during the national anthem. "We also want to send a clear message to the NFL ". A group has created a Change.org petition to boycott the National Football League if quarterback Colin Kaepernick does not play in the 2017 National Football League season. Read More »

Gaming Classic Starcraft II Is Becoming a DeepMind AI Test Lab

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But so far, space is proving a hard frontier for the company's algorithms. Blizzard Entertainment's classic strategy game StarCraft 2 is now being used as a basis for improved AI learning. Because of these factors, StarCraft II comes much closer to approximating many real-world situations than games such as chess, Go or even Poker. DeepMind said that SC2LE's mini-games, which are created to test specific skills, have shown promising results in training and evaluating AI, but the ... Read More »

Climate report: Earth hotter, seas higher

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When the long-term warming trend from human-caused climate change is considered, the likelihood of 2014-2016 being the hottest consecutive years on record since 1880 rises to between 1 and 3 percent, according to the new study. In the sensitive polar regions, sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic hit record lows. The 27th annual State of the Climate report , prepared by more than 450 scientists from almost 60 countries under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's watch, ... Read More »

Unlikely report claims iPhone 8 launch still delayed until November

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Guilherme Rambo has found out a piece of code in the HomePod firmware related to the iPhone 8 which looks like this - "TLAttentionAwarenessObserver". With due credit to prolific tipsters Benjamin Geskin and Ben Miller , we now have access to the leaked renders as well as the dummy unit depicting the iPhone 8 Copper Gold in full glory. Read More »

Ford F-150 Pickup Beats Competitors With 26 MPG Rating

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With the 5.0-liter V8, its payload rating of 3,270 pounds is yet another best-in-class figure. The refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck will offer best-in-class fuel economy when it goes on sale this fall. In the middle of the range is the 5.0-liter V8 with 395 horsepower. When combined with the 10-speed automatic transmission (y'know, then only available combination in 2018), the truck is rated at 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with four-wheel-drive, and 20/26 mpg with two-wheel-drive. Read More »

Overwatch League Adds New London and LA Teams

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Additionally, Josh Kroenke, president of the Denver Nuggets NBA team and heir to the Walmart family inheritance, and Stan Kroenke are bringing a team to Los Angeles - which makes two in the city for the League. Stan Kroenke met with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick at last year's Blizzcon , fueling speculation that about a potential Overwatch League team purchase. Read More »

Uber's Graves Stepping Down From Leadership Role

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As board director, Graves will aid in the search for Uber's new CEO. Gizmodo's Kate Conger obtained a copy of the company-wide memo apparently sent by Graves to announce his new role, which you can read below. But during the scandal-plagued first half of 2017, some employees complained that Graves was missing-in-action . Kalanick resigned under pressure in June after a months-long investigation into sexual harassment and other behavior problems at the company. Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet to debut at Pebble Beach

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Infiniti gives a clue as to the concept's intended method of propulsion by stating that this auto has been developed through a fusion of modern EV technology and traditional craftsmanship. Mercedes also has a big debut in store, and it looks to be a convertible as well. The teaser video released by Mercedes hints at the styling of the new concept inside and out. Read More »

Ancient Ape Skull Sheds Light On Common Ancestors Of Humans And Apes

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While a lot is known about human evolution since we split from chimps about seven million years ago, little was known about common ancestors from before 10 million years ago. Analysis of the infant's teeth suggests the ape belongs to a new species, Nyanzapithecus alesi . The species name is taken from the Turkana word for ancestor 'ales'. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Set For September 15

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Samsung has only revealed Rose Pink as a variant for the Galaxy S8 Plus, but now that may all be changing. Launching eastern Europe soon. This was discovered by regular Twitter leaker Roland Quandt , who shared images of the new device in a tweet. Read More »

How to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower in Qatar

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A (presumably second-rate) repeat won't roll around for another 96 years, they say. And as head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center, he ought to know. A fairly ordinary 80 or so meteors per hour, according to Sky & Telescope magazine . Named after the Perseus constellation, which is the point from which they appear to come from in the night sky, the Perseids are are pieces of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known ... Read More »

Sanjay Dutt goes on the rampage in 'Bhoomi' trailer

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The trailer of Sanjay Dutt's much-awaited movie Bhoomi has finally been unveiled by the makers of the film. What actually happens? Will Sanjay be able to save Aditi? Bhoomi was supposed to hit theatres on August 4. Shekhar Suman is playing the role of Sanjay's friend in the film. Here's the 2nd poster, trailer out tom! Bhoomi is helmed by Omung Kumar and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh. Read More »

Virgin Australia announces in-flight Wi-Fi rollout plans for Australian fleet

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Virgin Australia has today announced plans to expand Wi-Fi connectivity throughout their fleet, with plans to have it in place across their entire fleet by mid-2019. The basic access domestically will be free, with an expected speed boost plan coming at a price. Later, Borghetti told reporters during Virgin Australia's 2016/17 full year results presentation more details on the pricing structure for both domestic and worldwide services would be announced shortly. Read More »

LG's V30 will be the first phone with an f/1.6 lens

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The LG V30 will also come with a wide-angle camera on the back which can be utilized when taking group photos. Droid Life spotted the LG V30 in videos of a contest organized by marketing company Hitrecord. We are a different color in the subject and image produced. LG's glass Crystal Clear Lens also enhances the flagship's ability to absorb more light. The South Korean tech giant said the F1.6 aperture camera will be 25 percent brighter than the F1.8 lens adopted by its predecessor, the LG ... Read More »

Facebook to launch new Watch platform for shows on mobile devices

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The world's largest social network added a video tab a year ago, and it has been dropping hints for months that it wanted to become a source of original and well-produced videos, rather than just shows made by users. Similarly, we'll be opening up Shows to a limited group of creators and plan to roll out to all soon. A Watchlist will help users keep track of programs. Read More »

Windows 10 Game Mode is getting easily accessible with an update

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Since then, feedback we've received about the Creators Update has been positive. WSL was introduced in the client version of Windows 10 starting with the Anniversary Update and it now looks like Microsoft is upholding its promise of bringing WSL goodness to the Server version as well. Read More »