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Piece of dinosaur tail in amber a 'spectacular' find Piece of dinosaur tail in amber a 'spectacular' find
- December 11, 2016

They were led by Lida Xing and Ryan McKellar , who also published a paper in June on the discovery of two baby bird dinosaur wings preserved in amber in the same region of Myanmar. At a quick glance, the fossil might easily be mistaken for some sort of plant, and that's exactly what happened when it turned up for sale at the amber market in Myitkyina, Myanmar. (more...)
Microsoft, Qualcomm Partner to Add Snapdragon to Tablets and PCs
- December 11, 2016

By bringing Windows 10 to ARM, Continuum gets a lot more useful. Microsoft is aiming to release this app as a part of the Windows 10 Creators Update which is scheduled for early next year. Microsoft has brought pen technology, augmented reality with HoloLens, artificial intelligence like Cortana, and biometric security with Windows Hello to Windows 10 , making it an exciting, feature-filled operating system . (more...)
Teen driver dies while Facebook Live streaming during crash
- December 10, 2016

The live feed captured the last moments before a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of her vehicle. The teens were driving on a spare tire, said Pennsylvania State Trooper Dave Peters. The live-stream went black for seven minutes, and at the end, the video depicted a man with a blurred face talking. "Anytime you were with them it was always fun". (more...)
Pearl Harbor attack survivor attends memorial service in Arizona
- December 09, 2016

Navy, File). "Pearl Harbor and those days were not fun days". Chavez was out on a minesweeper, the USS Condor, in the early hours before the attack. Abe announced Monday that he would visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. He was eight years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Wachsmuth - now 95 years old - wasn't drafted into the Marines; he enlisted. Stoller was pleased to see people jostling for autographs and photos with survivors. (more...)
Campus officer shot teen with knife at Nevada high school Campus officer shot teen with knife at Nevada high school
- December 09, 2016

A lockdown was lifted by mid-afternoon, and all students were reunited with their families, Soto said . Chief Soto said that when the male student did not drop his knife when the campus police officer ordered him to do so, the officer fired his gun. (more...)
Tim Cook: Apple Watch Holiday Season Sales Are "Off the Charts"
- December 08, 2016

On Monday, analytics company IDC released a report which claims that Apple Watch's market share has plummeted, from 17.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015 to 4.9 percent in the third quarter of this year. Expounding on this, the report says that this is due to the late launch of the second-generation Apple Watch. Critics pounced on his relentlessly vague language when it comes to the Apple Watch. (more...)
Charges Filed Against "Pizzagate" Conspiracy Theorist Gunman
- December 08, 2016

A fictitious conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate has been gaining attention after it apparently motivated a gunman to open fire on a Washington , D.C., pizza parlor, claiming he was "self-investigating" the fake story. According to police, Edgar Welch had an assault rifle and fired at least one shot. "He surrendered peacefully when he found no evidence that underage children were being harbored in the restaurant". (more...)
Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016 Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016
- December 08, 2016

NSIDC scientists pointed to " unusually high temperatures over the Arctic Ocean , persistent winds from the south, and a warm ocean" as responsible for the record low Arctic ice extent. NASA's Earth Observatory also found that Arctic sea ice extent averaged 3.52 million square miles in November-the lowest November extent in the satellite record. (more...)
Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment
- December 08, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems Loral (SSL), formerly known as Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SS/L). In the recent year, the budget allocated for space projects has been debated. NASA continues to maintain satellites and to give better service. During its mission, the Restore-L servicer, a free-flying mission projected to launch in 2020, will rendezvous with, grasp, refuel and ... (more...)
Mukesh Ambani Announced e-wallet service for merchants - Jio Money
- December 07, 2016

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani took his plan to push Jio a notch up by announcing free voice, data and video for new and existing users till March 31, 2017, under the Jio Happy New Year offer . The offer will also be applicable to existing customers who are part of the introductory Jio Welcome plan. Jio now activates SIMs in under five minutes. (more...)
Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says
- December 07, 2016

The Cupertino giant was quick to mention that its battery component failure was not a "safety issue" . A man takes pictures as Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale at an Apple Store in Beijing September 25, 2015. The majority of the complaints involve iPhone devices unexpectedly shutting down even when half their battery life remained. The company said it's planning to launch a software update next week that will include "additional diagnostic capabilities". (more...)
Google will hit a renewable energy milestone in 2017 Google will hit a renewable energy milestone in 2017
- December 07, 2016

It's broadening its purchases to make sure that renewable power is available every hour of every day, and it plans to shift more of its attention to buying energy in the regions where it operates. Google is now the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments apparently reaching 2.6 gigawatts of wind and solar energy . But environmental groups have accused the bloc of doing too little to end subsidies for carbon-spewing coal power plants, and of undermining ... (more...)
Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation
- December 07, 2016

David Bowie. Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is seen recovering well in New Zealand hospital on December 2 after medical emergency evacuation from expedition to the South Pole on December 1, 2016. Aldrin was scheduled to stay there until December 8 but his "condition deteriorated" shortly after arrival, and he was evacuated on the first available flight out of the South Pole. (more...)
Oakland warehouse fire: Family, friends remember victims
- December 06, 2016

Ion ran the artist collective called "Ghost Ship" in Oakland where dozens of people died in a fire. They were attending an electronic dance party when the fire sparked. But after Almena was asked what he'd like to say to the families who had lost their loved ones, he opened up: "They're my children". An inspector who went to the premises couldn't get inside, said Darin Ranelletti, of the Oakland Planning Department. (more...)
WATCH 'The Last of Us Part 2' Trailer in 4K Right Here
- December 05, 2016

And while story details are still sparse, there can be little doubt the title is aiming for the same punch as its predecessor. To close the panel, Druckman stated he believes Ellie and Joel are "the heart of [The Last of Us]" and he doesn't believe it exists without them , despite the massive world and lore they've created. (more...)
Stumbling champion Leicester loses 2-1 at Sunderland in EPL Stumbling champion Leicester loses 2-1 at Sunderland in EPL
- December 04, 2016

Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Leicester City's disastrous title defence suffered another blow with a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. I probably wasn't the only Sunderland fan who had no idea that PVA played a dozen games for Leicester five years ago, but at least it gave us the "former player situation" that normally works against us. (more...)
Bowe Bergdahl Seeks Pardon From Obama Ahead of Court-Martial Trial Bowe Bergdahl Seeks Pardon From Obama Ahead of Court-Martial Trial
- December 04, 2016

The letter also reportedly asked for a presidential pardon. Republicans criticized the terms of the covert deal, which included releasing five suspected Taliban operatives from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar, whose government would be responsible for monitoring them and restricting their travel. (more...)
Twitter Account Restored, Rahul Gandhi Tweets Love For 'Beautiful Haters' Twitter Account Restored, Rahul Gandhi Tweets Love For 'Beautiful Haters'
- December 03, 2016

Does it not prove the inherent cyber security risks that exist for all electronic transactions and payment gateways? Congress party raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians after the hacking of the twitter account. "My account is now hacked", Seth posted on Twitter. The Delhi police has filed an FIR on the basis of the complaint. " Congress has always dealt with such hatred and animosity with Gandhian compassion and tolerance". (more...)
Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Startup's CEO New VP of Product Twitter Acquires Yes, Names Startup's CEO New VP of Product
- December 03, 2016

The six-man team at Yes Inc ., however, has a reputation for churning out social sharing products at a fast and consistent rate; In their two years, in addition to Frenzy and WYD , they've created Heyo! From elections to revolutions, olympics to arts, it connects people across the globe around the events that are happening right now. (more...)
Titanfall 2 getting free multiplayer trial starting tomorrow Titanfall 2 getting free multiplayer trial starting tomorrow
- November 30, 2016

It was on October 30 that the highly acclaimed first-person shooter "Titanfall 2" was launched. Users will receive a free download of " Titanfall 2: Angel City's Most Wanted" DLC when it launches on november 30. EA has announced that Titanfall 2 will be getting a free trial. Those who preordered the game will get the Angel City map with the DLC this end of November, but those who haven't preordered will get the map on December 3. (more...)
Consumers, exports power US Q3 economic growth Consumers, exports power US Q3 economic growth
- November 30, 2016

Spending on structures rebounded strongly (up 10.1 percent ), but investments in equipment (down 4.8 percent) contracted for the fourth straight quarter. With a tight labour market lifting wage growth and boosting household sentiment, consumer spending is likely to gain further momentum for the rest of the year and in 2017. (more...)
Samsung Elec mulls holding company move, boosts payout
- November 29, 2016

The fund also wants to see the company add three independent board members, list shares on the USA stock market and pay out a special dividend of 30 trillion won ($26 billion) to shareholders. Samsung Electronics today said it was considering splitting the company into two, a move seen as necessary for heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong to take over the firm from his father. (more...)
Ronaldo double as Real ride luck to beat Sporting
- November 28, 2016

Sporting had a golden opportunity to level in the 78th minute after Nacho was punished for a shove on Victor Rodriguez but Duje Cop sent the penalty sailing over the bar to hand Real a somewhat fortuitous sixth successive league victory. Sporting went to the Bernabeu in the relegation zone and without a win in their last nine games but gave Real two early frights, Cop and Carmona squandering clear chances. (more...)
Japan skating rink criticised for freezing 5000 fish in ice
- November 28, 2016

On Sunday the operators, Space World Inc, bowed to the criticism and closed the rink while issuing an apology. Japanese attraction theme park that proposed visitors should ice skate over the silhouettes of over 5,000 frozen fish, faced a rapid closure because of the widespread criticism, AFP declared. (more...)
Pokémon GO Thanksgiving event beings tomorrow Pokémon GO Thanksgiving event beings tomorrow
- November 24, 2016

The post doesn't really tell us anything new, but at least now we know this is the real deal. This week Niantic enabled Ditto, one of the final 150 Pokemon available in the first wave of Pokemon GO pocket monsters. Fortunately, the CP increase when it transforms into Ditto. Those who have followed " Pokemon Go " since its launch can attest that the absence of Ditto made the craving even more unbearable in the past. (more...)
Volkswagen Bets on New Technology To Bounce Back from Crisis
- November 24, 2016

Volkswagen's brand Board of Management Chairman Dr. Herbert Diess has said that the company is going to be "considerable investments" in electric infrastructure on the continent. Shares in Volkswagen , whose 12 brands range from upmarket Audi and Porsche to the cheaper SEAT and Skoda, rose 0.42 percent to close at 120.45 euros. (more...)
Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry
- November 24, 2016

In the past, Facebook has restricted content in countries, such as Turkey, Pakistan, and Russian Federation, in its efforts to comply with government requests. Facebook has a record of restricting certain content in oversea countries. The feature has so far gone unused, and there is no indication that Facebook has offered it to the authorities in China . (more...)
Microsoft Exploring Edge Browser Demand on iPhones and Android Phones Microsoft Exploring Edge Browser Demand on iPhones and Android Phones
- November 24, 2016

If you have ever used a Windows desktop or notebook, you know that the included Solitaire game can become a massive time sink. Well, that's exactly what Microsoft's done as you can now download Solitaire from the company on iOS and Android totally free. (more...)
Fireball Spotted in Night Sky over Florida Fireball Spotted in Night Sky over Florida
- November 24, 2016

The American Meteorological Society said the sighting - made by more than 150 people - stretched from Key West to the Florida Panhandle. A fireball is a brighter than normal meteor. " The meteor began 46 miles above the Gulf of Mexico and 8 miles from Sarasota ". Rapid evaporation of frozen water and carbon dioxide made for the bright light, culminating in the explosion as the meteor finally vaporized. (more...)
Trump to NYT: 'open mind' on quitting climate accords
- November 23, 2016

Finally, given the political realities of Washington, what's most likely to happen? "It's a definite concern". Climate change is likely to be the first issue where US domestic and foreign policy, under the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump, will collide with the worldwide community. (more...)
If You Missed The Supermoon There's ANOTHER Chance To See It! If You Missed The Supermoon There's ANOTHER Chance To See It!
- November 23, 2016

It will be the closest the moon has been to Earth for more than 60 years, and the closest it will come until November 2034. "It's so big, so round, so bright", said Julia Lee, who was peering through a telescope outside the hall. The "supermoon" appears over the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai on Monday. This month's moon is actually the second of three super moons in a row, so if the clouds don't co-operate for us tonight, we will have another chance next month to see ... (more...)
New York City Mayor Won't Comply With Trump's Campaign Promises New York City Mayor Won't Comply With Trump's Campaign Promises
- November 22, 2016

De Blasio attributed a recent uptick in hate crimes in New York City to the atmosphere of xenophobia created by the 2016 election's racially charged rhetoric. De Blasio cited examples of children anxious about being deported, or having loved ones deported, and said that adults should "Let them bring out their fears and concerns". (more...)
Apple iPad Mini 5: Early 2017 release date confirmed?
- November 22, 2016

Apple discounts are usually not that big and consumers can find better deals at other retailers, according to Apple Insider . Of course, there will be several other deals on Apple products elsewhere. There is no brand new iPad , which means retailers have room to play with discounts on the entire product lineup. Black Friday officially gets underway on November 25th with numerous best deals expected to go live around midnight. (more...)
Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space
- November 21, 2016

The Iowa-born NASA veteran will turn 57-years-old while on the expedition, making her the oldest woman in space. Today, the NASA TV UHD is available on the AMC 18C satellite - and the station orbits the earth at the height of 255 miles - or 410 kilometers, circling the Earth every 92.91 minutes at a speed of 17,100 miles (or 27,600 km) per hour. (more...)
Samsung suffers worst decline in smartphone sales; iPhone 7 struggles
- November 21, 2016

Market-leading Samsung shipped 71.7 million smartphones in Q3, a reduction of 14.2 per cent on the corresponding period past year. Chinese manufacturers are driving growth in the smartphone market as sector leaders Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc sputter, a survey showed on Thursday. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online
- November 21, 2016

The site lets users read and leave reviews while browsing the specs of thousands of different auto models, although it doesn't allow actual purchases. Gianluca further quoted a research and stated that 50% of Italians were willing to buy a vehicle online, however 97% still preferred to pick the vehicles up at traditional dealer. (more...)
Fallout 4 mod support for PS4 will arrive this week Fallout 4 mod support for PS4 will arrive this week
- November 21, 2016

Bethesda blames Sony for blocking Fallout 4 and Skyrim mods on the PS4. That means you won't be getting Thomas the Tank Engine in the game - or, for that matter, The Simpsons . Also, the same patch will probably give fixes to a bunch of issues that the game now experiences with Sony's console, including that of audio and frequent crashes while the game is in progress. (more...)
Ward Beats Kovalev On Points
- November 20, 2016

Ward, however, refused to buckle and enjoyed his best period of the fight through the fifth and sixth, sticking and moving to score consistently. Although neither touched the canvas by a punch, Crews pushed Shields down twice as Shields wore a perplexed look on her face. (more...)
Justin Bieber to perform at AMAs from Zurich
- November 20, 2016

Already announced to take the stage to present are, Rachel Platten, Heidi Klum, Ciara, Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort, Florida Georgia Line, Octavia Spencer, Erin Foster, Chrissy Teigen, Idina Menzel, Sara Foster, Karlie Kloss, Blake Jenner, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Dobrev. (more...)
New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
- November 19, 2016

During Expedition 16 in 2007, she became the first woman ever to command the station. The three space travelers aboard Soyuz spacecraft head off to the International Space Station at 2:20 am Friday (2020 GMT, 3:20 p.m. Her lifetime totals are still impressive, though: She's already spent 377 days in space and performed multiple spacewalks , while her upcoming six-month mission should push her beyond 534 days in space, a USA record set in September by 58-year-old astronaut Jeffrey ... (more...)