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E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists


Typically, an e-cigarette is filled with chemicals like propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, and flavorings such as menthol or mint. It adds: "It is important to note many who have taken up the e-cig smoking habit are not necessarily doing it for the objective of quitting tobacco smoking, rather, it is because they are assuming that e-cig smoking is safe". Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon


The main eclipse will start around 6.25 pm after sunset and this can be seen in the eastern sky as the moon would have just risen by then, it added. UNO's Mallory Kountze Planetarium does not have any public events planned for the lunar events, she said, mainly because special equipment is not required, it is a morning event, and winter mornings can be extremely cold. Read More »

VMware (VMW) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.12


Share performance for the month is now at 17.59%. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.2 on this stock. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.62 on a per share basis this quarter. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 484,155 shares of company stock worth $53,551,032. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 40.83 Percent. Read More »

Facebook will promote more local news in your News Feed


But when articles do appear, they'll be from trusted media sources. So basically, all you have to do to count as a "prioritized" local publisher is have a lot of readers in a tight geographic area. In effect, two of the tech companies most often criticized for undermining the business model of news publishers are now looking to shore it up. The company says small outlets might benefit from this change the most, since their audience is likely to be more concentrated in one location. Read More »

'Super Blue Blood Moon' to take place January 31

The penumbral eclipse - when the moon is immersed in the outer shadow of the earth - starts at 2.51am EST (4.21am IST). Last year, Oregonians and others around the country viewed the Total Solar Eclipse, if the weather permits viewers will be able to see the Super Blue Blood Moon . Read More »

Looks Like Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Might Release Next Week


So far, the title has been a marketing extravaganza for Square Enix, spawning branded merchandise like a smartphone and even an Audi R8 . The Pocket Edition will tell the same story as the original game, split up into 10 chapters. You can see all of the specification requirements on Square Enix's game page . We already know other details, though. This pocket edition of the game obviously features a much less detailed character design and is nowhere almost as attractive as the console ... Read More »

SpaceX Sets Schedule Of First Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch


The Falcon Heavy is the rocket Musk says will eventually carry humans to Mars for SpaceX's dubiously safe human habitation project. Falcon Heavy can lift into orbit over 54 metric tons (119,000 lb), that's more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Read More »

Fernando Alonso's Daytona 24 Hours scuppered by brake issues


You arrive at the first corner and you're at 300-310km/h, then you hit the brakes and there are no brakes. The day was a special one for Chip Ganassi Racing, which posted its 200th career victory across four different motorsports disciplines, including NASCAR and IndyCar, to claim the GT Le Mans class. Read More »

Microsoft releases another security update against 'Spectre'


The Redmond giant added that as of January 25, there have been no known cases that indicate the Spectre Variant 2 has been users to attack customers. Before the Windows update, Intel had recommended user's to not update their firmware till the issues were ironed out. It can be applied by downloading from the Microsoft Update Catalog website or - for advanced users - via registry setting changes. Read More »

'Maze Runner' Leads Fox-Heavy Box Office With $23.5 Million Opening


The delay might have caused the decreased box office numbers, with Maze Runner: The Death Cure raking in $23.5 million compared to 2014's The Maze Runner's $32.5 million and 2015's Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' $30.3 million. And Focus Features upped the theater count for "Darkest Hour" and "Phantom Thread", which both took in $2.9 million after getting 6 nominations each. Read More »

Reliance Jio announces Rs 49 plan for feature phone users


According to data collated by the telecom regulator, the ARPU of prepaid users is Rs 70, of which the voice ARPU of feature phone users is in the Rs 50-60 range. Other benefits like unlimited calls, daily 100 SMS, and a complimentary Jio apps subscription remain unchanged. Vodafone prepaid customers who now do a recharge of ₹198 will be offered 1.4 GB of 3G/4G data per day instead of 1 GB offered initially. Read More »

Canada to double spending on global education fund: Trudeau


Apple announced on Sunday it's becoming the first Laureate partner for The Malala Fund, Yousafzai's philanthropic organization. She said she was disappointed to see that people at powerful positions of authority would do "shameful things" to women and that they should try and imagine if they will be able to see their daughters, mothers and sisters going through similarly testing situations. Read More »

Exercise-tracking app mapped military bases, revealed where spooks go jogging


Last November, exercise-tracking app Strava published a "Heatmap" of user activity which it cheerily boasted comprised a billion activities, three trillion lat-long points, 13 trillion rasterized pixels and 10 TB of input data. "I shouldn't be able to establish any pattern of life info from this far away", he added. In the summer of 2016, the USA military banned players from installing Pokémon GO on government-issued cellphones, while various bases and stations around the country issued ... Read More »

Apple reports Q1 numbers February 1

Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $872.48B market cap company. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $109.71. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Amer National Registered Investment Advisor has invested 2.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Barometer Capital Mngmt accumulated 1.93% or 128,766 shares. Read More »

Moon to turn red during eclipse on Wednesday

It tweeted yesterday: "What do you get when you have a supermoon, which also happens to be the 2nd full Moon of the month, passing through Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse?" People in eastern North America and Europe will only be able to see a partial eclipse, according to. Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus with Snapdragon 660 and 4GB RAM spotted on GeekBench

So, it's safe to assume that the listing is of the 7 Plus itself. According to the listings on GeekBench Nokia 7 plus packs with the latest snapdragon 660 Soc where as a year ago Nokia 7 is powers with Snapdragon 630 SoC. According to the source, the Nokia 10 Camera module will likely look like a Dual-lens Camera with the middle lens working as the main camera while the others will be hidden inside a module and may be rotated to change the focal length and still work in combination with ... Read More »

Aymeric Laporte left out by Athletic Bilbao as Man City chase deal

Manchester City now has a 12 point lead at the top of the Premier League and are set to take on Cardiff City in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday. "He hadn't rested well and hadn't slept well after a busy week, so I told him he wasn't going to play". "I know you are curious about [transfers] but here is not the place to talk about it", he said. Read More »

Hyundai Motor posts small profit rise, but sales, currency woes weigh


Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. on Thursday posted sharp declines in 2017 net profit as a strong won and lower demand in China cut into their bottom lines. Hyundai Motor said challenges are expected to persist in the United States market , where its sales have already been battered by a lack of SUVs, after earlier reporting its worst annual earnings in seven years. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

The rear design will be different when compared to last generation flagship smartphones. The earlier models, S8 and S8 Plus, were welcomed happily by the users and critics after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 with exploding batteries. The images show that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + might have thinner chin than their predecessors, which could lead to even higher screen-to-body ratio. Read More »

Epic Games Shutting Down Paragon April 26, Refunds Available For Players


To make up for it, every player, on all platforms, can apply for a refund. Moreover, these refunds will come straight from Epic and not from the users' platform providers. Gamers who purchased anything for Paragon are eligible for a refund. The news have been shared via message by the Paragon Team on the official website: "We truly appreciate everything you've put into Paragon ". Read More »

Supriya Devi to be accorded guard of honour before funeral


Supriya Devi ruled the Bengali film industry side-by-side with Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, with iconic movies such as Basu Parivar - her acting debut, which was phenomenal, to say the least. Her acting quality was exemplary. For those who knew "Benudi" as she was called by her close friends and family, she was a courageous and loving woman who had had a hard life. Read More »

Apple apologises for slow iPhone batteries


The new batteries , which normally cost $79 has now got a price cut of $50 and will be available starting in January 2018. "Of course, when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one, iPhone performance returns to normal when operated in standard conditions", Apple's letter reads . Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018


ET, as the moon is about to set in the western sky, and the sky is getting lighter in the east". If that isn't enough to make you pay attention to what our celestial neighbor is doing, there'll also be a full lunar eclipse, completing something of a lunar phenomena trifecta. Read More »

IOS 11.3 Beta download: how to and where


The first iOS 11.3 beta is exciting and Apple will add to the list of features with future beta updates. This will include things such as vertical surfaces and circular objects. According to Apple, they will also update their Apple Music app which would allow the users to stream out all the music videos without being interrupted by the annoying advertisements. Read More »

Apple's HomePod enters smart speaker fray


The speaker is available now from Apple .com for customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, with the company confirming the device will additionally launch in to France and Germany "in the spring". This includes working with third-party messaging apps and controlling HomeKit-enabled smart devices. "We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves". Read More »

Widespread Facebook outages reported online


The social media platforms, which are both owned by Facebook , stopped working in many cities across North America and Europe shortly after 6pm GMT. The problems follow widespread issues on Instagram and Facebook. The issues were not limited to Europe, with people in Israel, South Africa and the U.S. also reporting issues. The Instagram and Facebook issues come a week after Twitter was hit by an outage that left thousands of users unable to access the micro blogging website. Read More »

Reddit Brings Two Factor Authentication To Everyone


So essentially you authenticate with the password and the security code. While a lot of you must be aware of the 2FA tool on Google account, we are listing down steps on how it will work for Reddit users. Reddit users can activate two-factor authentication by going into their account's password/email tab under " Preferences ". Two-factor is supported across desktop, mobile, and third-party apps. Read More »

Calls Continue for Investigation Into MSU's Handling of Nassar Abuse Allegations


Skubick noted that Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) was the first legislative leader to call for MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon to resign . According to a knowledgable source to whom we have granted anonymity because the information was told in confidence, Simon's resignation is expected to come in the next few days, namely Friday, potentially sooner. Read More »

Ancestors left Africa earlier than thought


The upper jaw and teeth, found in an Israeli cave and reported in Science on 25 January, pre-date other human fossils from the same region by at least 50,000 years. Separate scans also enabled the researchers to probe the tissue beneath the tooth crowns, which was found to be uniquely associated with modern humans. Read More »

Jose Reyes back with Mets on one-year deal


Neil Walker is still available as a free agent at second base, or the Mets - who GM Sandy Alderson said were looking at the situation "expansively" - could make a move for a third baseman and move Asdrubal Cabrera to second. The Mets have been connected to Jason Kipnis and Josh Harrison as trade targets if they don't want to sign a second baseman on the free-agent market. Read More »

Samsung To Unveil Galaxy S9 With Camera Upgrade on February 25


A small change also appears to have been made after customers didn't really like the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. You will either get a Snapdragon 845 or an Exynos 9810. Much as nobody uses Bixby, it's a priority for Samsung . Samsung is helping manufacture the chip and is reported to have an exclusive on it for its flagship phone. Read More »

North, South Korea hockey players team up for Winter Olympics


The delegation entered South Korea passing through the Korean Demilitarised Zone at 9.21 a.m., the South Korean Unification Ministry said in a statement. North Korea has waged a publicity campaign around its attendance, calling on Thursday for "all Koreans at home and abroad" to promote inter-Korean cooperation. Read More »

Research reveals environmental impact of sandwiches


Producing this generates 1,441 grams of carbon dioxide, equivalent to the CO2 emissions produced by a 12-mile (19-km) vehicle journey. A ready-made all-day breakfast sandwich that includes egg, bacon, and sausage. "For example, consuming 11.5 billion sandwiches annually in the United Kingdom generates, on average, 9.5 million tonnes of CO2, equivalent to the annual use of 8.6 million cars". Read More »

Brewers sign CF Lorenzo Cain to further bolster outfield


In exchange, Milwaukee acquired shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and pitcher Zach Greinke . Cain did not start in Kansas City until 2013. That's still a big assumption to make, with the wiser projection boosting him from, say, 20 to 23 homers, while assuming great odds at he will repeat or exceed last season's 100 runs and 81 RBIs. Read More »

Tower Bridge Advisors Grows Holdings in Intel Co


The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $174.47. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 6.82M shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Tower Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) has invested 0.11% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ). This nets out to an increase of 16.11 million shares and is a bullish sign for INTC . Read More »

Chrome Now Lets You Mute Noisy Sites Forever: Here's How


Moreover, a similar update is also expected to reach Mac, Windows, and Linux in the coming days. The new option means users won't have to rush to turn down the volume when going on web pages that automatically play videos or ads. The key feature in this release besides ad prevention includes security mitigations, bug fixes, limiting malicious auto redirects and sitewide audio muting. Read More »

President Trump Plans to End ISS Funding by 2025


A recent draft of a budget proposal, independently reviewed by the Verge , has found that the move to end support for the ISS will be part of the draft when it appears for an official budget request on 12 February. But till now they have not given a concrete plan. The first components for the ISS were launched two decades ago, in 1998, and it is expected to remain in operation until 2028. Read More »

FCC approves mysterious Sony Xperia device without headset jack, release expected soon


Now, the FCC listing of the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony revealed it to miss the 3.5mm audio jack. The reports suggest that the new Sony smartphone would be the device from its Xperia lineup. The device could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and is likely to be running on Android Oreo operating system. Apart from this, it offers 3,420 mAh of battery capacity which is a non-removable battery on the device. Read More »

Supermoon, blue moon, blood moon-how to watch it from India


It's also rare to have a total lunar eclipse coincide with a supermoon, when the full moon is orbiting closer to the earth than usual, so it appears slightly bigger and brighter than an ordinary full moon. The partially lunar eclipse will begin at 5:18 pm at the local time. Here's how to get the best view: Shortly around sunset, look out towards the east and ensure you have an unobstructed view of the horizon. Read More »

Hyundai Santa Fe teased ahead of Geneva debut


Hyundai says the new Santa Fe will feature a comprehensive package of its latest active safety features under its Smart Sense technology umbrella. One of these will be a rear cross traffic alert system with integrated automatic emergency braking, which should prove useful when backing out of a spot with limited visibility. Read More »

Miitomo: Nintendo shutting down its mobile game


Furthermore, all themed icons and clothing items that you get in Miitomo and used on your Nintendo Account or the Super Mario Run game will no longer display after May 9. Finally, although you will be able to transfer Mii characters to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo , their personality and other info will not be saved. Read More »

Monster Hunter World devs have no plans for Nintendo Switch


According to Fujioka and Tokuda, Monster Hunter: World has been in development for four years, which meant that work on the open-world adventure already started when the Nintendo Switch was announced in late 2016. shares. If you're picking up a physical copy of Monster Hunter: World , you're pretty much at the mercy of your local retailer. That's everything you need to know in order to streamline the process of playing with friends in Monster Hunter World . Read More »

Sky launches £15 Now TV streaming stick with voice control


Sky-backed Now TV has launched a new £15 Smart Stick to go up against Amazon's Fire TV Stick and Google's Chromecast. There are monthly entertainment, movies, sports and kids' passes , while the Now TV Smart Stick will also give you access to catch-up services including BBC iPlayer , ITV Hub and All 4 and you can download over apps including YouTube, Sky Store and Vevo. Read More »

Is Kevin Love's Girlfriend Throwing Subtle Shade At The Cavs?


Parker had 12 points, five assists and only one turnover against IN, but leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge struggled, scoring just 10 points on five of 14 shooting. Not to get to carried away, if Tyus Jones was in the starting lineup at that point, the lineup would be one of the best defensive and offensive starting lineups that the Wolves could offer, provided there is progress from Wiggins and Towns and that Butler is re-signed. Read More »

Fitbit slaps expiration date on Pebble smartwatch help


Pebble will soon become less of a smart timepiece and more of a relic of a time when Kickstarter projects were successful and scrappy startups could claim a slice of the smartwatch market. Once the lights go out on the server, Pebbles will continue to function in some capacity thanks to an update from last April , but they'll lose a lot of cloud-based features, and crucially it will be the end of the app store. Read More »

USA regulator probes into Tesla autopilot crash


The company said it has taken steps to educate drivers about the need to keep their hands on the steering wheel and be prepared to take over from Autopilot, which it calls an "advanced driver assistance system" that is not meant to turn the vehicle into an autonomous auto. Read More »

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Ghost War - Update #3 - Extended Ops


Any cosmetic of skin received via either crate will carry over between game modes and duplicates are a thing of the past as you won't see items appearing that you already own. Overall, all the cosmetic items you get can be used in both the Campaign and Ghost War modes. Throughout the development of the Battle Crates, we made sure the implementation is fair in terms of the items given to players, while also ensuring that they have zero impact on gameplay and player's progression. Read More »

Switch Sees Positive Growth at GDC 2018


Of the developers polled, 12% of them said that they're now making games for the Switch, while a further 15% said that their next games will be available on the platform. While interest in PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One development has gone up since last year, interest in mobile game development and VR, while still strong, has begun to slip this year. Read More »