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Astronaut anxious about transport home after space growth spurt

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After Norishige Kanai, a Japanese astronaut , initially measured over 3 inches taller since arriving in space, he anxious he wouldn't be able to return home. "On Earth , gravity pulls on you, and so your spine is compressed", Anderson said. Members of the International Space Station expedition 53/54, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Read More »

Secret US spy satellite may be lost in space after SpaceX launch

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The private rocket company typically broadcasts an entire satellite deployment via its livestream, but not for classified missions such as this one. "After review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night", said the statement from Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX. Read More »

Former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich joins OH gubernatorial race

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Kucinich, 71, launched his political career almost 50 years ago when he served on the Cleveland City Council and later captured the mayor's office in 1977. Kucinich's opponents in the Democratic primary include Richard Cordray, who stepped down late previous year as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, precipitating a clash within the Trump administration. Read More »

Facebook 'Portal' to Compete With Echo Show

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More info about the device states that it will work via voice command like Amazon's Echo , but it will house wide-angle lens that's capable of recognizing individual faces, and even linking your face to your Facebook account. (Amazon, by contrast, sells the Echo Show for $230.) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told employees that he doesn't care if the device generates profit but rather wants it to change user behavior and encourage phone-like usage among owners. Read More »

Astronaut John Young dies aged 87

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Young is said to have died in his Houston home following complications of pneumonia. "But, not content with that, his hands-on contributions continued long after the last of his six spaceflights - a world record at the time of his retirement from the cockpit". Read More »

Britain eye at least five medals at PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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At the Korean Cultural Centre in London today , a month before the Winter Games open on February 9, UK Sport confirmed a target of four to ten medals with "at least five" specified. The funding body is confident that a vast increase in investment over the four-year cycle from £14m to £32m will result in the best ever Winter Games for the country's Olympians and the most successful in 30 years for its Paralympians. Read More »

Google Reveal Details on Standalone Daydream Headset

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As the "solo" in the name suggests, this headset doesn't need a phone to be plugged in, and is a completely standalone device. Lenovo has officially revealed the Mirage Solo , its standalone Daydream-powered VR headset . "This gives you an ergonomic headset that looks and feels like something you want to wear". We expect that the Mirage camera delivers the most optimized video content for the Mirage Solo . Read More »

Overwatch League Skins Release Date

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Many had wondered if the deal would get done in time, with speculation being that matches would be streamed on Activision Blizzard's in-house site MLG.tv if a deal hadn't been reached in time. It has been confirmed that the Overwatch League will be broadcast on Twitch . "The Overwatch League is making a major impact on esports by reshaping the industry with city-based teams", said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch, in a statement. Read More »

January 2018 Android Distribution Shows Slight Bump For Oreo

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A month after Google started the distribution of the latest version of the Android operating system, only 0.2 percent of devices are now running Android 8.1 Oreo, as revealed by the official January 2018 Android distribution numbers which were released by the Mountain View-based search giant on Monday. Read More »

Takata Recalls 3.3 Million More Airbags

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The massive recall will only continue to grow as more vehicles are announced via the NHTSA's timeline. That deterioration can make the inflator explode and hurl shrapnel throughout the vehicle during a crash, turning the air bag that was meant to protect you into a potentially deadly device. Read More »

Regular Ibuprofen Use May Contribute to Male Infertility, Study Says

Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug that is mostly prescribed for minor pains, headaches and colds that sometimes develop fever in sick patients. Prior research from the study's lead author also found that boys born to mothers who took ibuprofen during their first trimester of pregnancy may have impaired testicular development, adding weight to the idea that, at least in some scenarios, the drug may have a negative effect on fertility. Read More »

Rose All Day With Goku Black in Dragon Ball FighterZ

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As for the recommended requirements, PC users will need a 64-bit Windows 7 or 10 OS, 8 GB of RAM space, and an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 at 3.2GHz or an Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.5GHz. Players who have pre-ordered the game will have an early access pass for the open beta on January 13. Namco hit Steam and revealed the PC system requirements for Dragon Ball FighterZ which is due for release on 25 January. Read More »

Xbox One begins testing mini game hubs & Do Not Disturn mode

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All together, you've got plenty of decent quality of life updates that should make using the Xbox One even better. A subset of Xbox Insiders will also see "additional experimental features" with the update, according to the Xbox Wire post detailing the new Xbox One features. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook in 2018

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In a post on his page on the social network , he said it was making too many errors enforcing policies and preventing misuse of its tools. The total value was boosted by a 52% surge in the company's stock price past year which also saw Mark Zuckerberg , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Sheryl Sandberg , Chief Operating Officer (COO), selling $942.5m and $316m, respectively. Read More »

Experience The Future Of Audio With Sennheiser At CES 2018

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The Ambeo Smart Headset is a compact device specially designed for immersive 3D audio recording. The Sennheiser HD 820 is a luxury headphone with a closed back made of Gorilla Glass. The closed type headphones include technology which has been added to provide a "breathtakingly transparent and natural" sound says Sennheiser and have been developed by a team based in Germany to give incredibly realistic sounding audio. Read More »

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 KB4056892 and Windows 7 KB4056894 for AMD PCs

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Upon investigation, Microsoft said some AMD chipsets did not conform to technical documentation the chipmaker had provided, preventing Microsoft from successfully patching affected machines. When word got out on an exploit in AMD and Intel Processors , Microsoft and other tech giants were quick to respond and patch their systems or devices. Read More »

Climate change turns most Great Barrier Reef sea turtles female

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Rising temperatures are turning nearly all green sea turtles in a Great Barrier Reef population female, new research has found. The temperature at which the turtles will produce male or female hatchlings is heritable, the paper said, but tipped to produce 100% male or 100% female hatchlings within a range of just a few degrees. Read More »

Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

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Samsung also intends to make devices from different brands compatible through the Open Connectivity Foundation, which is comprised of 397 members. The 2018 Samsung Family Hub also includes software updates. Users can access millions of songs through various music streaming platforms and live radio apps, and mirror their Samsung Smart TV. If you don't fancy hearing all the bad meetings you have coming up then you might want to use the speaker system, which can stream music directly from ... Read More »

Apple's Safari update protects devices from Spectre flaw

Tech companies , such as Microsoft , Google , Apple and others, scrambled to issue patches to prevent hackers from taking advantage of the vulnerabilities. There is no evidence these flaws have been exploited. A company spokesman said the sale had been unrelated to the security issues and followed a prearranged annual trading plan. Read More »

Alexa Is Coming to Wearables Thanks to Amazon's New Developer Kit

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It's designed specifically for manufacturers who need "a lightweight method to build on-the-go products that access Alexa by pairing via Bluetooth to the Amazon Alexa App", the blog post stated. It looks like users will be able to ask Alexa questions just like they can on any other Alexa-enabled device and the glasses will then show the results on the display. Read More »

Facebook will kill its M personal assistant on January 19

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Alas, it was not to be; Facebook announced today the service will be shutting down for good next Friday, Jan. 19. Behind the scenes, M relied on humans to answer the most complicated queries. M suggestions - the part of Messenger that suggests making a calendar appointment, ordering an Uber, completing payments, and sending stickers or GIFS - will remain. Read More »

Samsung Electronics Expects Another Record Quarter

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A survey of 19 brokerages by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news arm of Yonhap News Agency, had expected that Samsung would report a fourth-quarter operating profit of 15.9 trillion won. Its de facto leader Lee Jae-yong, a grandson of Samsung's founder and the only son of the ailing Samsung chair, is fighting at an appeals court to overturn his five-year prison sentence for bribery and other charges. Read More »

GOP senators refer Trump dossier author for federal investigation

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The FBI reportedly agreed to pay Steele to continue investigating Trump's ties to Moscow after the USA intelligence community concluded that the Kremlin had run an influence campaign to sway the presidential election in Trump's favor. news outlets". Democrats then took over funding the investigation after he was nominated. The letter is the first known criminal referral from any of the congressional investigations into Russia's election interference. Read More »

Reports Says Huawei Failed to Reach Smartphone Sales Deal With AT&T

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This morning AT&T reportedly "walked away" from a deal with Huawei , a deal that might well have made Huawei a major smartphone force in the USA. Neither company has ever confirmed that they were in talks. That's according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal . A deal with AT&T would've helped Huawei get its phones in front of many new consumers. Read More »

Nokia Unveils Second-Generation Nokia 6 w/ Improved Specs

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The Nokia 6 2018 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, which should provide an overall improved performance from the original's Snapdragon 430 chipset. It is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Also, the smartphone comes with many new features such as Nokia OZO Audio and the Bothie feature those were launched with the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone. Read More »

Honor Set To Bring Quad Camera Smartphone Later This Month in India

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The new Honor View 10 will compete against the likes of One Plus 5T and Nokia 8, among others. Color options include Gold, Blue, Black, and Red. The price on which the smartphone is available in India is significantly higher price in the European Union and the United Kingdom during the global launch, of Euro 499 (roughly Rs. Read More »

AMD drops prices on entire Ryzen/Threadripper range of CPUs

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They also hinted at double digit performance gains, though they weren't exactly specific on any claims. Not necessarily. A new AMD 400 Series motherboard (with the AM4) socket will be required if you want access to the full slate of features in the chips, such as the graphics. Read More »

Samsung Family Hub Fridge Has Bixby, SmartThings, AKG Speakers

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Samsung's website boasts: 'A refrigerator with a Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries, connect with your family and entertain like never before'. There are a few practical software updates to boot, including a Meal Planner that personalizes recipes based on preferences, restrictions and even when your food expires. Read More »

Pizza Hut working with Toyota to test autonomous pizza delivery

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A video presentation showed customizable options for the e-Palette, from mobile hotel, to ride-sharing vehicle, to restaurant, retail store and more. The company showed off a new concept vehicle at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that looks a bit like a rounded shipping container on wheels and is created to be everything from an autonomous taxi to a food truck. Read More »

Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA

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F-150's all-new Power Stroke diesel features commercial-grade design The highly anticipated F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty's larger 6.7-liter Power Stroke - America's most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever. Read More »

Intel's Vega-Powered SoC Debuts In VR-Capable 'Hades Canyon' NUC

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Intel is also highlighting the Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge or EMIB that connects the CPU , GPU and HBM2 together. Intel's new Kaby Lake G-series processors were first announced back in November past year. This means titles like Vermintide 2 can now be played in high-resolution on the go. Even content creators will benefit since they'll able to create 3D images and edit videos seamlessly. Read More »

SpaceX's Zuma mission may finally be ready to zoom into space

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Today, Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch "Zuma", a mysterious government spacecraft of unknown objective, on one of its partially-reusable Falcon 9 two-stage rockets from Launch Complex 40 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . The Zuma launch kicked off what SpaceX hopes will be an exciting year. Satellites bound for the high orbits used by communications stations and electronic eavesdropping satellites typically would not leave a Falcon 9 with enough left-over propellant to attempt a ... Read More »

At Least 3 Billion Computer Chips Have the Spectre Security Hole

The weakness could allow hackers or computer viruses to tunnel right down to a computer's chip, from where it has much greater access to sensitive information such as credit card data and other valuable figures. These flaws are partly associated with Intel chips installed in all the devices. Further mitigations will be released in the coming days in Apple's Safari to help defend against Spectre. Read More »

Regentatlantic Capital LLC Has $20.13 Million Holdings in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)

It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. Vigilant Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Intel by 22.6% in the first quarter. The Company's platforms are used in notebooks, 2 in 1 systems, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, and mobile communication components; enterprise, cloud, and communication infrastructure; and retail, transportation, industrial, video, buildings, and other market divisions. Read More »

FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

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CTA, which runs the CES conference, did not provide the reason for Pai's decision. But one report on Thursday suggested Pai may have been moved to change his plans because of death threats he had received that were "linked specifically to the Vegas itinerary". Read More »

Jio cuts tariff by Rs

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Reliance Jio has unleashed yet another price war in the New Year, reducing data tariff by up to 25%. With the recharge of Rs. 448, users get 1.5GB data per day for 84 days, bringing the total to 126GB. Subscribers will get 28GB of data spread over 28 days. The validity of the plans has been increased to compete with Reliance Jio's Happy New Year 2018 offers. Read More »

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of India South Africa series

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The Indian team, on the other hand, will face an uphill task, as the Men in Blue has never succeeded in registering a Test win in the rainbow nation. "Understandable, he was disappointed". Subscribe to the IOL Sport Newsletter! . Moosajee emphasised that the injury was in "no way related to his bowling loads or previous injuries", of which there have been several in the past two years. Read More »

Injustice 2 Enchantress Gameplay Reveal Trailer Shows Off Her Abilities

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She's imbued with centuries of magical power and it really shows in her first gameplay trailer for Injustice 2 . If she fails, the Enchantress will consume her - and our world won't be far behind. She can also cast a spell to take over the opponent's body and force them to move closer to you. She can trap opponents in giant cubes, teleport behind opponents, summon interdimensional limbs to appear from the sky and so much more. Read More »

AT&T: 5G Coming To US This Year

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AT&T said it is also continuing to work on advanced LTE technologies including LTE-LAA , which is expected to launch in around 24 metros during 2018. During 2017, AT&T also rolled out its nationwide Cat-M1 or LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network, as well as extending this to Mexico. AT&T recently began marketing 5G Evolution services , which they referenced in today's mobile 5G statement, but the two are not synonymous. Read More »

Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones

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Making matters worse is that despite the cheaper battery replacements and the potential lost sales, the controversy will likely not end there. Apple has been in hot water ever since it acknowledged that it was slowing down older iPhones to help conserve batteries that were wearing out. Read More »

OnePlus 5T gets a hot limited edition Sandstone White finish

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A new variant of the OnePlus 5T , listed by an established online retailer for sales beginning Friday, January 5, is described as "White Sandstone" confirming reports from last week. After the color temperature layer is applied, it's time for the third step: covering the surface of the second layer with a blend of natural minerals and white oil paint that create a blend of white and gray tones, and that texture its surface with OnePlus's signature Sandstone feel. Read More »

Spotify's Content Chief Blom Exits In Wake Of IPO

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Spotify intends to proceed with a US direct listing in the first half of 2018 despite the lawsuit, according to a source familiar with the matter. Recode first reported the news of Blom's departure. It was unclear how the lawsuit would impact the IPO plans. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission now allows all companies, regardless of revenue, to file a draft IPO registration statement confidentially before they unveil their financials. Read More »