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5000yo Irish tomb's winter solstice magic to be livestreamed

5000yo Irish tomb's winter solstice magic to be livestreamed That time this year is at 4:28 PM Universal Time, or 9:28 PM Eastern time on Thursday . But that line isn't vertical compared to Earth's path along the sun-instead, it's tilted by about 23 degrees, like a more extreme version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket Photos Ahead of Maiden Flight

Elon Musk Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket Photos Ahead of Maiden Flight You can however see the three boosters, each of which contains nine Merlin engines. "Falcon Heavy at the Cape", Musk wrote in the Twitter post . (57 metric tons) into space. Possibly most significant of all, Musk suggested that the Roadster payload would be sent on a course to Mars, although it has yet to be concluded whether that will be in the form of a general orbit similar to Mars or an act... [Full Article...]

PUBG is finally leaving Early Access with its full release today

PUBG is finally leaving Early Access with its full release today Tomorrow is a big day for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as it finally leaves Early Access with the 1.0 release. The game's full release is scheduled for December 20 at 11pm PT. Servers are expected to be offline for at least five hours while the update takes place. Patch notes for the PUBG 1.0 release will be shared "soon", according to the developer. [Full Article...]

SplashData Publishes 2017's Worst Passwords List

SplashData Publishes 2017's Worst Passwords List Those awful choices have maintained the number one and number two positions respectively since SplashData started tracking bad passwords in 2011. Consider password managers . "Our hope is that our Worst Passwords of the Year list will cause people to take steps to protect themselves online". A complete list of the 100 most-used passwords is also available in PDF format at this link. [Full Article...]

Apple unveils biggest Southern Hemisphere store plan

Apple unveils biggest Southern Hemisphere store plan Apple calls the upcoming Federation Square outlet the "most significant store in the Southern Hemisphere ". On Tuesday, Apple revealed plans for a global flagship store in Melbourne, Australia. The design concept will focus on a vast precinct created to increase public space and provide a daily program of activity to inspire and educate the community. [Full Article...]

Facebook Data Harvesting Is 'Abusive', German Watchdog Finds

Facebook Data Harvesting Is 'Abusive', German Watchdog Finds FCO president Andreas Mundt said the social network's advertising space was "so valuable" precisely because it has "huge amounts of personalised data at its disposal". The company said it's working with data protection officials to handle any privacy issues, a swipe at the FCO. "A dominant company operates in a world where customers don't have alternatives", she continued noting that consumers h... [Full Article...]

'Pokemon Go's new AR+ mode will make wild encounters even more realistic

However, you'll have to be careful, lest you scare them away! Pokémon GO on iPhone 6s or later models now leverages Apple's ARKit Framework, allowing for more in-depth visuals. If you can get close enough to a wild Pokemon, you'll have a better chance of landing Great and Excellent throw bonuses. Furthermore, according to a datamine of version 0.87.5, it looks like Pokemon GO's AR Plus... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch to overtake PS4 in SHOCK sales news

Nintendo Switch to overtake PS4 in SHOCK sales news The Nintendo Switch is a massive hit for the company. That's based on current sales trends, and the assumption that the Nintendo Switch will be well stocked throughout the year. Google has revealed the biggest searches of the year, and it's good news for Nintendo and Microsoft. This is followed by the Nintendo Switch at three, the Samsung Galaxy 8 at four and the Xbox One X at five. [Full Article...]

Apple 'deliberately slows' old iPhones as batteries wear out

Per Poole's analysis, that update apparently did not affect the iPhone 7 , but iOS 11 .2, released in early December, did. Poole argues that the problem with Apple's apparent policy: "This fix will also cause users to think, "my phone is slow so I should replace it" not, "my phone is slow so I should replace its battery". [Full Article...]

Apple Will Reportedly Let iOS Apps Run on macOS Next Year

Apple Will Reportedly Let iOS Apps Run on macOS Next Year It's entirely possible that the reason this Cuphead scam is so good is because it was built off original source's files, and at one point was a legit port of the game. There was one giveaway, however-although you couldn't find it in the App Store listing . Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning to let developers create apps that will adjust to whichever platform they're running on, so tha... [Full Article...]

Microsoft accidentally 'confirms' keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One

Microsoft accidentally 'confirms' keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One But the performance mode unlocks the game's resolution and targets 60 frames-per-second instead. The surprise new feature was the inclusion of HDR support for The Witcher 3 which didn't happen with the update on the PS4 Pro . "When playing the game on Xbox One X , The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's visuals are sharper and the overall presentation more vivid than ever before on Xbox". [Full Article...]

Analysts Poring into Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)

Analysts Poring into Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) The company last reported its quarterly results on Jan 23 AMC. ( AMD ) now trades with a market capitalization of $10.43 Billion. The stock increased 1.99% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $5.88. Its up 0.23, from 1.28 in 2017Q1. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,236 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $347,656.68. [Full Article...]

Pradyuman Thakur murder case: Juvenile accused to be treated as adult

Pradyuman Thakur murder case: Juvenile accused to be treated as adult If convicted, he will stay in a correctional home till he turns 21-years-old and then will be transferred to jail, it said. The boy will be produced in court on Friday, the board said. In a sensational twist to the case, the CBI on November 8 apprehended a senior student of the school in connection with the murder of Pradyuman rejecting the Gurgaon police's theory that the killing was the hand... [Full Article...]

Uber ruled taxi firm, not digital provider by EU

Uber ruled taxi firm, not digital provider by EU The case is yet another thorn in the side for scandal-rocked Uber, which has drawn the fury of local taxi drivers and officials for flouting local regulations. As our new CEO has said, it is appropriate to regulate services such as Uber. "The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport", the EU Court of Justice ru... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench revealing key specs

Samsung Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench revealing key specs The device that was spotted on Geekbench runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset which has eight cores. Philosophical thoughts about benchmarks aside, the GeekBench result also shows 5GB of RAM on the S9+. [Full Article...]

Google improving app security, performance w/ Android version target & 64-bit requirements

Well, we have good news for you: Instagram has opened an alpha program for its Android app, and here's how to enroll. Within one year following each Android dessert release, new apps and app updates will need to target the corresponding API level or higher. [Full Article...]

Google Chrome's ad-blocking feature launching in February

Website publishers can check if their ads are acceptable by visiting Google's Ad Experience Report . It won't block all ads just ones that are deemed aggressive by the Coalition for Better Ads whose members include Google , Facebook, Procter & Gamble, the Washington Post and groups from the advertising industry. [Full Article...]

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Shares Sold by Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC

Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) has returns on investment of 31.00% which indicates firm's investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. Burns J W & Co Inc, which manages about $404.35M and $370.69 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 3,217 shares to 17,563 shares, valued at $3.03M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. [Full Article...]

Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced

Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced Previous Dragon Ball games were often taking place in three dimensions so that players could fly around and shoot energy blasts at one another, in addition to fighting up close in the air. Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting visuals with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are ripped straight out of the Dragon ... [Full Article...]

YouTube now has licenses from 3 of the biggest record labels

YouTube now has licenses from 3 of the biggest record labels Bloomberg is now reporting that YouTube has secured long-term deals with Sony and Universal. The streaming giant now boasts over 1 billion users per the company's official website and is reportedly responsible for 46% of all on-demand streaming. [Full Article...]


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