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Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky

Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky The astronomical event also occurred in 2016 and 2015 . The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, are due to rise within 0.3 degrees of each other and will "snuggle" close to each other in the morning. However, while it might look like worlds are about to collide, Venus and Jupiter will in reality be hundreds of millions of miles apart. Venus is known as the... [Full Article...]

Trump praises India's growth story, PM Modi at APEC Summit

Trump praises India's growth story, PM Modi at APEC Summit He said India could achieve a lot in football and mentioned that sports helped in developing personality, building confidence, and in overall development. Mr Trump is also scheduled to attend the East Asia summit, a key meeting between Asean and eight of its partners. Intellectual property has been a long-standing dispute between the USA and Chinese companies as the latter is accused of display ... [Full Article...]

Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018

Tunisia, Morocco, reach Russian Federation 2018 Tunisia booked their place in next year's World Cup finals after securing a point from a goalless draw at home against their neighbors Libya. As it stands, a total of 26 teams around the world have guaranteed their participation at next year's World Cup, as 6 teams from play-offs will complete the lineup by next week. [Full Article...]

Wallops Island rocket launch postponed

Wallops Island rocket launch postponed Temperatures at Wallops Island are forecast to be around 30 F on Saturday night ahead of the launch, but temperatures farther inland will drop into the 20s. But at the last minute, a plane flew into the restricted airspace at Wallops Island . Otherwise, it was a huge disappointment for more than 3,500 spectators who had gathered at the visitor center at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in fre... [Full Article...]

SC refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'

SC refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati' For the record Padmavati is yet to be submitted to the CBFC for censor certification. You watch cinema and enjoy it. Bhansali was previously given threats against the release of the film, especially in Rajasthan. Soon after the judgement of SC, Girraj Singh Lotwara, the president of Shri Rajput Sabha (which is the supreme body of the Rajputs), said that they won't be responsible if the direct... [Full Article...]

Nintendo to Drastically Increase Switch Production

Nintendo to Drastically Increase Switch Production It is getting both strong first party and third party support. And truth be told, the question of stock issues tends to hang over Nintendo products, given the continued difficulty of obtaining items like the NES and SNES Classics, as well as amiibos. [Full Article...]

YouTube Help: Age-restricted content

YouTube Help: Age-restricted content After a pair of articles revealed the presence of insidious videos within the community of children's content on YouTube, the video platform is promising additional strides to protect its youngest users. YouTube says videos that feature adult themes, including graphic violence, will be age restricted to avoid children accidentally viewing them. All age-gated content is also automatically exempt fr... [Full Article...]

Just Dial stock rallies on talk of takeover by Google

Just Dial stock rallies on talk of takeover by Google Both the companies entered into exclusive talks about two months ago, the Business Standard reported quoting an investment banker familiar with the discussions. Just Dial Company is now trading at Rs 526.15, up by 14.63 % from its previous closing of Rs 459 on the BSE . Just Dial's core listing business has been facing tough competition from companies like Zomato and Practo in the recent time... [Full Article...]

Angry wife gets Doha-Bali flight diverted to Chennai

Angry wife gets Doha-Bali flight diverted to Chennai While on a flight from Doha to Bali, the woman reportedly used her husband's fingerprint while he was sleeping to access his phone. According to the Hindustan Times , the Iranian woman had managed to unlock her partner's smartphone by pressing it against his hand while he slept. [Full Article...]

Aluminum Foil Can Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

Aluminum Foil Can Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Don't laugh at neighbors who think aluminum foil can improve their Wi-Fi router's signal, because they might actually be right. While it has been a topic of discussion against many people over the years, it's finally been proven by researches at Dartmouth University - 3D printed signal reflectors, made up of a thin layer of plastic and metal, can make drastic improvements to the quality of wi... [Full Article...]

'Pokemon Go' creators developing Harry Potter augmented-reality app in 2018

'Pokemon Go' creators developing Harry Potter augmented-reality app in 2018 The makers of the popular Pokemon Go app, Niantic, are teaming up with Warner Brothers to create an augmented-reality game for Harry Potter fans. That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's successor. Rowling's Wizarding World", reads a post on Niantic Labs' website. In addition, users expect to meet magic characters and magical creatures, and they have to l... [Full Article...]

Ford India launches all new 2018 EcoSport; here's everything to know

Ford India has driven in its latest offering, the all-new updated 2018 EcoSport. "With its best-in-class power, safety , convenience and value proposition, it delivers significantly more at the same price". Managing director and president of Ford India , Anurag Mehrotra said in media, "The all-new EcoSport reinforces our commitment to the Indian market..." Coming to the features of the new ... [Full Article...]

Apple is Working on Augmented Reality Glasses

Apple is Working on Augmented Reality Glasses Based on Apple CEO Tim Cook's previous statements on the technology, the company may be headed towards a mixed reality concept, similar to what Microsoft has accomplished with HoloLens . The upcoming headset could be a major success, especially since AR is still in its infancy and if Apple be the first company to offer a fully functional, easy to use, and powerful AR headset along with a stro... [Full Article...]

NASA discovers mantle plume that's melting Antarctica from below

Why is this discovery important? . The melted water beneath the surface lubricates the ice sheets, allowing glaciers to slide. Scientists in June published a report saying a 300,000-square-mile portion of the West Antarctica Ice sheet's perimeter was melting, and that it was caused by an unusually strong El Nino event around January 2016. [Full Article...]

Logitech offers Harmony Link owners free Hub after backlash, share drop

Logitech offers Harmony Link owners free Hub after backlash, share drop The Logitech Harmony Link Hub first launched in 2011, this that a lot of early users of the device will be out of warranty and not eligible for a free upgrade. Posting with the username Logi_WillWong, the employee explained that Logitech will not renew a "technology certificate license" necessary for the device to function. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom iPhone users lose out on newest iOS Apple Pay feature

United Kingdom iPhone users lose out on newest iOS Apple Pay feature But Apple on Thursday released a software update, iOS 11 .1.1, to fix the issue. Here's a look at the most important new iOS 11 .1 features and iOS 11 .1.1 fixes. Still dealing with that annoying autocorrect bug on your iPhone? There are a lot of new changes brought to the table. For now, the service is available for United States customers only with iOS devices on 11.2 or later. [Full Article...]

IPhone 7 the best selling phone in Q3 2017

IPhone 7 the best selling phone in Q3 2017 Some complained about it being too expensive, while others speculated that the iPhone X marks the beginning of a new category of super-expensive smartphones. "Both the Galaxy S8/S8+ and iPhone X are almost bezel less and have a greater than 80 percent screen-to-body ratio". IHS doesn't include estimates for marketing costs, software development, assembly, or other factors in its teardown a... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test The new engine model is more powerful and meant to replace the engines on its current Falcon 9 rocket system. SpaceX has conducted 16 successful launches so far this year, and the Falcon 9 is scheduled for three more, including the debut of its new Falcon Heavy booster engine-which will make the rocket the most powerful operational one in the world-before the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Netflix Android Beta Program Free Download Once Again

Netflix Android Beta Program Free Download Once Again Created to steal banking credentials and payment information, BankBot tricks users into handing over their financial details by using an interface identical to victim's bank's app. All the files are sorted in sections: Downloads, Received Files, Images, Videos, Audio, and Documents. An unreleased version of the app is available for early access testing in the Play Store , but this testing is no... [Full Article...]

NASA needs your help to assign a nickname to a faraway world

NASA and New Horizons team appeal to the public for help in providing "MU69" nicknames . The Kuiper Belt is full of space objects similar to the Asteroid Belt, but with icier formations of methane, ammonia, and water. NASA is accepting nickname submissions and votes until December 1. The mission website already has a list of shortlisted names now under consideration. [Full Article...]


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