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Nasa confirms ozone hole shrinking due to CFCs ban

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The ozone layer is expected to recover gradually as CFCs leave the atmosphere, but it will take decades before the hole closes entirely. High up in the stratosphere, ozone builds up at altitudes between 10 and 50 km where it acts as a shield against the harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause cancer. Read More »

Intel CEO's big stock sale raises questions

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It is now understood that, following the sale of his shares in November, Mr Krzanich currently holds just above the minimum level of stock required of him by Intel. According to the Form 4, Krzanich held 495,743 shares before making the transactions listed in the filing . The Securities and Exchange Commission has also not provided any comments on Krzanich's stock selloff. Read More »

LG serves up helper robots for airports, hotels and shopping

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After their successful implementation of their Airbots at Incheon Airport, South Korea, the company is set to bring their trio of robots at CES this year. "We will continue to develop a wide range of products across commercial and home robots while seeking new opportunities to contribute to the advancement of the robotics industry". Read More »

Apple's battery replacement deal could mean a dip in iPhone sales

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Hence we are providing below some information issued by Apple mainly on how batteries age which eventually may help customers understand the issue better. If you've noticed a drop in performance but can't be too sure, here are some ways to confirm whether or not it's slowing down because of a degrading battery. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Eventually Gets Second Screen

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Industry sources told IANS that the smartphone will come with a 13MP front and 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9. The bad news comes as the fact that the Galaxy smartphones will continue to be split between the Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets and the current Snapdragon 845 chipset will be unable to handle the 120fps 4K UHD video recording that the device promises. Read More »

Another Retailer Has Listed Burnout Paradise For PlayStation 4

Anyway, if the listing is true, you can expect the HD remastered version of Burnout Paradise to arrive this upcoming March. It was the last Burnout game that followed on the successful Burnout 3. Paradise adds a sense of freedom and depth to the series without losing the adrenaline rush that makes it tick. A tweet from Japan appears to confirm rumours of said remake, which began after a supplier date was spotted by Brazilian site GamePress . Read More »

Monster Hunter World's Meat Shack to provide FREE BBQ for fans

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If you have a PlayStation 4 , you can also get involved in the game's final beta before its console release on January 26. A PC version is also under development and will be released later in Fall 2018. 2017 was a pretty astounding year for gaming, so it leaves large shoes to fill, but Monster Hunter World is certainly a strong start. If that is not freakish enough, some games that got brought over to the PC at a later date ended up having more issues than its console counterparts. Read More »

Exynos 9810 is official with AI application support, to power Galaxy S9?

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Exynos 9810 boasts custom CPU cores, an upgraded GPU , and advanced machine-learning and image-processing capabilities. Moreover, a processing unit will always safeguard user's information like facial, iris and fingerprint data. Deep learning features allow the processor to recognise faces and items in photos for fast image searching and categorisation - those who use Google Photos will be familiar with this. Read More »

Once in a blue moon

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Robotic lunar exploration is about to heat up, too. Moon Express has said it wants to start launching in 2018, with Astrobotic and other companies not far behind. That stunning event will lead to the moon turning a deep, rich red, a sight that has led to it being christened the "blood moon". This is a rare event and happens only once in every two and a half years. Read More »

California Man Arrested After Fatal 'Swatting' Shooting

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Wichita Police Deputy Chief Troy Livingston said the responding officers shot Andrew Finch because he moved his hands toward his waist. Swatting is a form of hoax in which a person makes an anonymous call to the police and claims that a highly risky situation is unfolding at a particular location, resulting in an armed SWAT team being sent to respond. Read More »

Does Apple Slow Down The iPhone 5S?

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Instead of waiting around till the end of January, users can head out right now to get a brand new battery. In return, the company said it will cut costs of battery replacements. Apple has last week apologized for its handling of the degraded battery issue and offered cheaper battery replacement as well. According to the latest reports , the final build of iOS 11.2.5 could include features that will allow users to monitor the health of their iPhone's battery and if its condition is ... Read More »

New Year's supermoon part of triple sky treat

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A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day that it reaches its perigree, the point in the moon's elliptical orbit when it is closest to Earth. "About twice each year, a full Moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and Sun such that Earth's shadow totally blocks the Sun's light, which would normally reflect off the Moon". Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 finally starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update

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According to reports, the public version of the Android Oreo is now available for the recently released Xiaomi Mi A1 via over the air in a phased manner. If the OTA update takes time, the users of this smartphone can manually check for the update via Settings → About Phone → System Updates → Check for Update. Read More »

Apple Cuts Battery Replacement Costs, But Won't Stop Throttling iPhone Performance

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Apple also sought to put to rest longtime speculation that the company deliberately slowed down older iPhones as a tactic to get iPhone loyalists to buy newer iPhones and drive sales. Samsung: Product quality has been and will always be Samsung Mobile's top priority. The prize for the most ridiculous claim is won by a plaintiff in California who is claiming $999B in compensation, an amount Apple couldn't yet raise by selling the entire company ... Read More »

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion Worldwide as 2017 Closes

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $68 million from 54 global markets over the weekend. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially joined the $ 1 billion club. With that said, Johnson's trilogy does not yet have a story in place , let alone a set writer or director for each of the three movies (it's not yet clear how numerous three films Johnson will write and/or direct). Read More »

Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with 'Iran-supplied missiles'

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The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday night struck an observation post in southern Gaza belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas terror group, the IDF announced. A Palestinian wave his national flag while passing by a billboard bearing a portrait of slain Israeli soldier Oron Shaul, at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Dec. Read More »

OH dog freezes to death on porch

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Someone found the dog curled up on a porch of a house on King Street and called authorities. She said the humane society is pursuing possible animal cruelty charges against Vallejo. Vallejo claimed he loved the dogs and meant to breed them, but Brown said that neither dog had any food or water when they were discovered. Vallejo said he isn't sure how Nanas got outside. Read More »

James Harrison responds to Steelers on Instagram

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Here's each one individually about how he was told he would get playing time each week and each week, he would get lied to about it, which prompted him to ask to get released several times before they actually did it. Harrison , however, was used quite a bit as an off-the-ball linebacker with the Bengals that season and while I can't remember specifics about that 2013 game, I don't think he and Beachum squared off many times during it. Read More »

Amazon's stock dips after Trump tweets about post office rates

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Each morning, a string of tweets - often in response to segments aired on Fox News - have erupted from Trump's Twitter account before he hit the links. Shares of Amazon surpassed United States dollars 1,000 each for the first time in April, and have continued to rise. Amazon is working busily to free itself from the need to use the U.S. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Getting Face Unlock Soon, OnePlus 3 & 3T To Follow

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OnePlus' Face Unlock feature actually utilizes the front-facing camera that is included on a phone, and it's actually extremely fast. On Thursday, Pei tweeted, " OnePlus 3 and 3T users, make yourselves heard" while quoting the news of the Face Unlock feature coming to the OnePlus 5 . Read More »

YouTube yanked from Amazon Fire TV four days early

Google, along with other hardware makers, has always been steamed about Amazon's refusal to stock competitors' devices on its platform - boxes like Chromecast, Apple TV, and even Google Home have been absent for Amazon shoppers, which instead are pushed toward AMZN's own devices. Read More »

Airtel counters Reliance Jio with Rs 93 recharge offer

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Now Idea has upgraded its Rs 309 plan to go against Jio, within a month of its release. Overall though, Jio's plan is the definitely better value when compared to Airtel's new Rs.93 plan, especially when you compare the data benefits. Jio has added two new plans to its Happy New year offer. Internet data tariff wars are increasing day by day, with attractive offers flooding in from various telecom companies. Read More »

The Pixel C is no longer available on the Google Store

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Alas, it was only a matter of time until the Google Store would completely shed the Pixel C . After all, at this point, Oreo is the last major Android update for the Pixel C , even though the tablet is due for another year of security updates. Read More »

Nokia 3310 4G Variant Spotted on TENAA, Running Android-Based YunOS

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Nokiamob has spotted the device passing through TENAA , the Chinese regulatory body for telecommunication devices. HMD Global revived the device after it began producing Nokia phones and later came out with a 3G version . However there is s30 + and feature operating system is given. That's so interesting and incredible that now we will see the most popular messaging app WhatsApp on Nokia 3310 of 4G version. Read More »

Stock in Queue: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

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About 109,605 shares traded. (NASDAQ: NFLX ) news were published by: Usnews.com which released: "Net Neutrality Isn't a Big Deal for Netflix" on December 15, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: "Will 2018 Be Netflix, Inc .'s Best Year Yet?" published on December 04, 2017, Investorplace.com published: "Why Netflix, Inc ". Read More »

Incoming storm could drop a foot of snow on Billings

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Snow occurring above 2500 feet. Grand Rapids will see somewhere between 3-5 inches, with Kalamazoo and areas off to the southeast with significantly less snow. After that they will remain at or below the teens. Reimer encouraged people to have emergency items and other essentials, including food, medicine and warm clothing in their vehicles if they travel in the area. Read More »

Elon Musk promises rain-sensing wipers, Tesla pickup truck

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised an electric pickup truck would be coming as soon as the company's announced Model Y is complete. He acknowledged the importance of the SUV market, describing it as the "biggest product segment in the world". Electric vehicles are predicted to surpass 4 percent of US market share in 2018, the largest amount ever, The Detroit News reported last month, citing Edmunds. Read More »

When are the supermoons in January 2018?

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As for the second supermoon January 31? A second full moon in any month is called a blue moon - this occurs approximately every two and a half years. The Moon shined brightly this year, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in US history, or reinvigorating our human space exploration plans. Read More »

Apple apologizes for slowdowns, cuts battery costs

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A spokeswoman for Epson France said Epson denied the charges made against it by the HOP association. However, others may notice that Apple supposedly started this practice with the iPhone 6 line of phones, which is also when iPhone sales started to decline . Read More »

Saad Rafique's statement was an irresponsible one: DG ISPR

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Referring to funds received by USA, he said it is received to support the coalition partners in Afghanistan waging war against terrorists. The official expressed Pakistan ensures peace on all fronts and it is the duty of the army to stabilise the region. Read More »

'Surprise' bus-sized asteroid skims past Earth at 21000mph

These new readings were made possible as 3200 Phaethon passed by Earth in December, getting as near as 10.3 million kilometres (6.4 million miles) this time around. Located in hurricane-ravage Puerto Rico, the observatory was actually shut down for several months following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. Read More »

Apple's Stock Sags Amid Reports Of Weaker Demand For iPhone X

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IPhone owners in Australia are waiting till their lawyers get back from their holiday break to sue the big United States phone Company for what they claim are questionable practises several have told SmartHouse. An Apple representative declined to comment on production arrangements. Bank of America reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $180.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Read More »

Wind Chill Values in the Teens This Afternoon

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Although " high pressure" is colloquial with "fair weather", one can not simply enjoy the outdoors in this cold. Although, a bit of light snow late-day/night still falls across Southeast Mass where some accumulation is still possible. If you're wondering the record low in Topeka on New Year's is -20 from 1974 so despite the bitterly cold forecast it won't be anywhere close to a record. Read More »

'Abnormal Situation': South Korea Reins in Cryptocurrency Trading

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South Korea , a global hub for bitcoin trading, has previously said it wants to tax profits from trading in virtual currencies. More about the new regulation reveals that the government will also impose a new regulation that will allow regulators to close virtual coin exchanges if deemed necessary; this new regulation will join the decision to ban anonymous Bitcoin trading. Read More »

PlayStation Plus Games For January 2018 Have Been Revealed

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While Sony has yet to officially reveal the lineup for January 2018's free PS Plus games, a Reddit user has already leaked the lineup for the European PlayStation owners. With the studio's famous comic book-inspired art style, the game places players into the role of both Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, and features appearances from characters like Catwoman and Harvey Dent. Read More »

Instagram to now show 'recommended posts' in home feed

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As spotted by TechCrunch website, the photo-sharing website has started showing recommended posts to users, a feature that was spotted under tests recently. But now, it has moved to the main feed. This comes after Instagram announced a little more than two weeks ago that users can follow hashtags . It's a big change like I already said earlier, and one that will encourage you to follow other accounts apart from the ones you are already following-however, these suggested posts will run ... Read More »

Three-Car Crash Caught on Dashcam During Falcon 9 Launch

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Musk plans to retire the recycled booster and display it in Cape Canaveral. Four additional Iridium NEXT launches are scheduled for the first half of 2018, the company said. No date is set for the Falcon Heavy launch. In April 2017, in response to public curiosity about what the secret payload (the object being launched) would be for the upcoming Falcon Heavy launch, Musk tweeted that it would be the " s$3 illiest thing we can imagine! ". Read More »

LG V30 Oreo update begins rolling out

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The Oreo update has a size of around 1412 MB. First reported by Android Police , the update comes with a build number of OPW27.1 and brings Android security patches along with few other upgrades. For instance, you can message as well as watch videos on YouTube at the same time. The display is protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. Read More »

Huawei's alleged device roadmap leaks, showing off what's to come in 2018

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Well, if the Huawei 2018 roadmap leaked by Gadgety via XDA Developers is accurate, then the company will launch three smartphones in the flagship P series. The list also includes an MBB or Mobile Broadband device called Huawei B618, which could be a router or a modem. Next devices in line are Maya and Salina, which are scheduled to launch soon after that. Read More »

Samsung J2 (2018) May Offer AMOLED Screen On Budget

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With just a few more days left before the year ends, leaks of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 continue to make rounds online. The details were tipped in a leaked image seen here that claims to show a 3.5mm port on a module for the smartphones . Read More »

Tesla to make pickup truck after Model Y crossover

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Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for nearly five years". Musk said he is "dying" to build the truck, though. After delivering the vow to the Canadian marijuana seed vendor, Vancouver Seed Bank, Musk told another Twitter user that the pickup would be similar in size to the Ford F-150 truck. Read More »

North Korea may try a change of tactics in 2018

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The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says can reach anywhere on the USA mainland. The ministry issued the projection on Tuesday in a report that assessed North Korea's state of affairs for this year and made forecasts for next year. Read More »

The 2017 holiday shopping season brought record sales to Amazon

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The black and white versions of the Echo Dot (on sale for $29.99) were such a popular gift that as of Tuesday, they weren't available to be shipped from Amazon until early January. The Echo Dot, a hockey-puck-shaped smart speaker, was the best-selling Amazon device during the holiday season and "the best-selling product from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon", the e-tailer said. Read More »

Reliance Jio unveils "Surprise Cashback offer" to lure customers

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The latest Jio cashback offer debuts over a month after the telco its Triple Cashback offer that provided benefits worth up to Rs. 2,599 on recharges of Rs. The Jio users receive Rs 399 off on minimum purchase of Rs 1,500 on Ajio.com. On Paytm , new Jio users get Rs 50 as cashback while existing users get Rs 30. Read More »

SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

Musk tweeted an image of the roadster inside the payload faring of the giant rocket on Friday afternoon, just hours before the launch of a standard Falcon 9 rocket lit up the sky over Southern California and caused many to suspect aliens. While there was some confusion as to whether Musk was actually serious when he first mentioned sending his vehicle to float in "deep space for a billion years", a Reddit photo that surfaced earlier in the week seemed to lend credence to the idea that the ... Read More »