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Trump charts Nasa space flight: Moon first, then Mars

Trump charts Nasa space flight: Moon first, then Mars Obama's arrangement centered rather around sending space explorers past the Moon to profound space and conceivably a space rock by 2025, and to circle Mars by the mid-2030s. "And perhaps, to many worlds beyond", Trump said. " Nasa looks forward to supporting the President's directive strategically aligning our work to return humans to the moon, travel to Mars, and opening the deeper solar syste... [Full Article...]

Alien spacecraft passing earth, scientists digging deep

Alien spacecraft passing earth, scientists digging deep Initially listed as a comet, 'Oumuamua revealed no comet-like action after passing the sun, which prompted cosmologists to reclassify it as an "interstellar asteroid ". At the object's current distance from Earth, it would take less than a minute for the telescope to detect a transmission with the power of a cellphone's, Breakthrough Listen representatives said. [Full Article...]

Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach

Ancient man-sized penguin found in New Zealand beach The new species was identified from a partial skeleton unearthed at Hampden Beach in New Zealand's Otago region. "Painstaking extraction work slowly revealed that the rock contained a multitude of jumbled bones of a colossal penguin", Tennyson said . [Full Article...]

Newborn Pacific Island Offers NASA Insights Into Water On Mars

Newborn Pacific Island Offers NASA Insights Into Water On Mars In December 2014, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, leading to the creation of a new island called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - and the whole thing's been caught on camera. "We may be able to use this new Tongan island and its evolution as a way of testing whether any of those represented an oceanic environment or ephemeral lake environment". [Full Article...]

New Instagram test adds posts your friends like into your feed

New Instagram test adds posts your friends like into your feed We want to see what all of Instagram has to show us about #winterbreaktravel or #makeuptutorials so we never miss a beat. Instagram is now allowing users to follow hashtags . Brands can already create their own hashtags and hope they take off on Instagram , but in buying a hypothetical sponsored hashtag, the brand could receive analytics on how people used the hashtag, as well as ways to t... [Full Article...]

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at age 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly at age 65 Lee, 65, died of a heart attack, the San Francisco Examiner said. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf spoke highly of her late her friend, saying in part, "Mayor Ed Lee served his community with passion and humility, broke historic barriers, led with a compassionate heart, and was a valued friend and colleague". [Full Article...]

Facebook to pay taxes locally, instead of through Ireland

Facebook to pay taxes locally, instead of through Ireland Dave Wehner, CFO at Facebook says , "We believe that moving to a local selling structure will provide more transparency to governments and policy makers around the world who have called for greater visibility over the revenue associated with locally supported sales in their countries". [Full Article...]

Microsoft gives devs a chance to build apps for quantum computers

Microsoft gives devs a chance to build apps for quantum computers Microsoft has launched a preview of a development kit for quantum computers , including a programming language called Q# ("Q Sharp") and a quantum computing simulator that the company said can run on a typical laptop. Experts believe quantum computers could allow scientists to address some of the world's toughest challenges, such as world hunger or the risky effects of climate change. [Full Article...]

Google launches Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies photography apps for Android and iOS

Google launches Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies photography apps for Android and iOS The app selects interesting frames from the video and lets you select one of the six visual styles to save as a comic. Based on the positive reception for Motion Stills , Google is now experimenting with new photo and video apps to "help guide some of the technology we develop next", Kauffmann said. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman are writing the script, and the movie will be directed by Goosebumps' Rob Letterman. Detective Pikachu will bow on May 10, 2019, just a week after Disney's untitled fourth Avengers movie. Toho did the same for Legendary on reboot of Godzilla . Currently, there are no solid plot details available for Detective Pikachu . The release date puts the new Pokemo... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Sells 10 Million Units And No Shortage In Sight

While this is nice for portable mode, since it's the screen's native resolution, this isn't as nice for docked mode. And since every Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family* right out of the box. [Full Article...]

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 render shows a vertically-arranged camera sensor

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 render shows a vertically-arranged camera sensor In other words, when the fingerprint sensor isn't needed, it vanishes from view. Many of you would be asking when will be see devices with this technology. Another impressive feature is that it can be turned on or off at will, meaning that unlike traditional sensors, this will not occupy unnecessary space on the body of the phone, thus giving manufacturers additional freedom to incorporate more ... [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radio

The second generation Amazon Echo DOT has just been released in Canada. In addition, Amazon Music subscribers can choose the song that the music alarm will play through lyrics or by choosing a mood. Users can ask Alexa to wake them up at the time that they prefer with a song. The feature has not been rolled out in all regions and devices yet. [Full Article...]

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India!

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - best places to watch the extravaganza in India! The Geminids are live every December when Earth crosses through a large trail of dusty debris shed by an eerie, solid object called 3200 Phaethon . Geminids can be seen in nighttime before and after the December 14 peak, although they will seem less often. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 Gets New Star Wars AR Stickers

Google Pixel 2 Gets New Star Wars AR Stickers The arrival of Android 8.1 Oreo brings an exciting new augmented reality feature Google calls AR Stickers -- movable animated figures that you can place in photos and videos. The AR stickers will interact with other characters in the scene as well. To access the apps functionality, go to the Camera app and tap the three horizontal lines button. [Full Article...]

NASA To Announce Kepler Discovery Helped By Google Brain

NASA To Announce Kepler Discovery Helped By Google Brain The discovery will be announced at a media teleconference on December 14, NASA said. Using machine learning algorithms, which also power the Google Assistant, the AI appears to have spotted something noteworthy enough that it's prompting NASA to hold a huge press conference. [Full Article...]

Street Fighter V's Season 3 Characters Revealed

Street Fighter V's Season 3 Characters Revealed Her reveal trailer showcases her shoto style-focused moveset, such as her signature Shoryuken, Sakura Otoshi, Arcing Hurricane Kick, and a new air throw. More details on the new modes and features, including the new User Interface, will be shared at a later date. The initial Street Fighter V purchase is still the only one that consumers need to make to ensure they always have the most up-to-date... [Full Article...]

Google Home Max is now available for purchase

Google Home Max is now available for purchase Google never really got more specific than that, but late last month, a listing from Best Buy revealed a release date of December 11 . The Home Max - which was developed in-house - benefits from Google's Smart Sound algorithm which can use the microphones on board to adjust the speaker's sound according to where it is placed in the room. [Full Article...]

Oman's skies to shine with meteor showers

Oman's skies to shine with meteor showers If you can get yourself to a rural location with minimal light pollution, viewers with cloudless skies in mid-northern latitudes can expect to see perhaps 100 or more meteors between 1 a.m.to 2 a.m., according to the American Meteor Society . [Full Article...]

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection confirmed for May 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection confirmed for May 2018 Players will be able to duke it out against the CPU while they wait for friends to challenge them in online battles. Street Fighter , every version of Street Fighter II , every incrnation of Super Street Fighter II , every, version of Street Fighter III , and Street Fighter Alpha 1, 2 , and 3 will all be featured here. [Full Article...]


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