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Russians Find Proof Alien Life on International Space Station

Along with the purported alien bacteria, other bacteria thought to have originated on Earth was also found on the swabs. "Shkaplerov told Russian news agency Tass that the bacteria collected from the external shell of the ISS "...have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. Read More »

Grande Prairie rental vacancy rate drops to five per cent

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Victoria also displayed one of the the highest absolute increases in the number of primary rentals added to the market this year with 545 units. The average rent - including for both new and current tenants - increased from $1,223 a year ago to $1,297 in October 2017. Read More »

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Finally Gets November Patch

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At that time, the company didn't reveal its launch date but now the new variant has officially been officially launched in Korea. Benjamin Geskin on his twitter handle posted concept images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 which looks gorgeous and are very close to reality. Read More »

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was downloaded over 15 million times since launch

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Pocket Camp is certainly a different experiment for Nintendo given the way it approaches monetization through in-game purchases to expedite gameplay (you can buy "leaf-tickets" to craft furniture so you can make friends... Watch Nintendo's stock trade in real time here . So, Animal Crossing has a long way to be financially successful for Nintendo. It had reached as high as No. Read More »

Artificial muscles provide the robots of the " super-powers "

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Scientists created robotic muscles inspired from origami. The news comes as the technology branch of Ocado, known for delivering groceries in the United Kingdom, has announced it has successfully developed automated robots that can pick up delicate objects without causing damage. Read More »

Apple's Foldable Phone Is In Works, Reveals Patent

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The foldable iPhone's design looks like two iPhones switched together, but the patent notes that it will have a single sheet of a foldable display. Not just Apple and Samsung , even LG is working on a phone with a flexible display. Kim Tae-Woong, the principal engineer of Samsung stated regarding the development that as the current " bezel-free display devices sell well, Samsung has enough time to develop foldable display". Read More »

Big Call of Duty

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Sledgehammer Games has this week confirmed that after short downtime, dedicated servers are returning to Call of Duty: WW2. The video , from self-described dataminer and modder "MrJaRnii", was published to YouTube before it was taken down. Read More »

Honor V10 smartphone Accessible in India from January 2018 - Check Features, Specs

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Not as low as the mid-range Honor 7X , of course, but you get a whole lot of horsepower in exchange for 2,999 yuan. Let us know in our Facebook page or if you think a lower price would be better, let us know how much. Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The device will feature a dual rear cameras with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel lenses. Read More »

Range Rover SVAutobiography dials up the luxury in Land Rover's flagship SUV

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The 2018 Range Rover line-up is destined for South Africa, but timing has yet to be confirmed at this stage. Clamber inside through a set of powered rear doors and you'll not only be greeted by opulent materials, but able to work or relax in the upmost of comfort thanks to business class-style fold out tables and a 4G WiFi connection. Read More »

Facebook announces AI pattern recognition technology that detects suicidal intent

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Rosen says that early testing of the system is already promising, with Facebook's proactive detection tools resulting in more than 100 wellness checks - cases where Facebook alerted local first responders - in the last month alone. Facebook is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to more quickly identify users who might be suicidal. Once the software has identified a user who may be considering suicide, it alerts a team of specialists who are trained in dealing with suicide and ... Read More »

Uber Breach Blog Data Security Law Blog

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The revelation, made by Uber's new Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi in a blog post, prompted governments in countries including Britain, the United States, Mexico, Australia and the Philippines to launch probes into the breach and Uber's handling of the matter. Read More »

Oppo F5 6GB preorders opening soon

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Initially, when the selfie-centric tech giant made the OPPO F5 official , the company offered two variants alongside. As far as the availability of Red variant of the OPPO F5 is concerned, the company has confirmed that it will be available on Flipkart starting from December 9. Read More »

Chromebooks finally get a free version of Microsoft Office

However, other Play Store-supported Chromebooks did not get the Office Suite apps, until now. But from now it is also available for Chromebooks. As of now, there is no comment from Google and Microsoft over the development. This helps users to try out new features even before they are released to the production ring. Now, their Chromebooks will be compatible with the occasional Office file they receive. Read More »

The Substitute Phone May Help to Reduce Smartphone Addiction

It's an addiction that may not be one of the more harmful kinds, but is still an addiction nevertheless. Schillinger says of the product: "This calming limitation offers help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms". The reason he made the "Phone" is to combat the fact that as more people get addicted to their smartphones , the more they start to "constantly play' with them even when there are no messages or notifications to check or no phone calls to attend to. Read More »

1.7 million email addresses, passwords stolen in 2014 Imgur breach

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Sehgal also said in an email that the company, based in California, plans to disclose the data breach to the state's attorney general, law enforcement, and other relevant government agencies. In particular, users who use the same password on multiple sites (which is probably most people) or those who uploaded personally identifiable content to Imgur - like, say, anyone who may have uploaded nude photos of themselves for distribution on Reddit - should be interested in changing their ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ & XZs getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Recall that the update for the Nokia 8 has been tested since the beginning of autumn this year, and in October to participate in the process are standard users, of which 2,000 people from around the world. Additionally, Sony mentions that the update includes a Reminders feature that consists of "useful prompts" for unfinished tasks such as draft emails and messages. Read More »

OnePlus releases Oreo system images for OnePlus 3 and 3T

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Thankfully for OnePlus 5 owners, the latest Android 8 .0 Oreo beta looks to include the feature for their devices as well. Just keep in mind that this is a beta update, so you may encounter some bugs. It is different from Android's built-in Face Unlock and offers a quick way to unlock your OnePlus smartphone. It is important to note that OnePlus has not given an official statement from its side about the inclusion of Face Unlock in the Oreo update for OnePlus 5 . Read More »

Could we see an iPhone SE 2 in 2018?

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The gift cards are a nice added extra if you were about to pull the trigger on something from Apple's store anyway. The best Black Friday deals for 2017 Thu, November 23, 2017 Black Friday deals 2017: The best deals on the market. Unfortunately, Apple isn't offering any Black Friday deals on the iPhone X , Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K or AirPods, however that was expected as Apple typically only offers Black Friday incentives on older hardware. Read More »

One Lost Bird Creates Entirely New Bird Species on Pacific Island

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The various groups of finches in the Galapagos had been aptly named "Darwin's finches" to commemorate Charles Darwin, the famous scientist who developed his theory of evolution by way of natural selection after spending time on the islands, one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, and observing the species, especially the finches which he wrote about extensively in his personal journals. Read More »

Dolly the sheep health fears unfounded

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The Atlantic reports that since Dolly was cloned, a whole menagerie of other animals has been cloned as well: pigs, dogs, cats, monkeys etc. Studies that followed such clones found that their telomeres were shorter, normal or even longer. Read More »

New patent suggests Apple will release a FOLDABLE iPhone

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Image Credit: Apple Inc. In the filing, Apple states that the foldable display will be have a flexible region where the display can bend along an axis to allow it to fold without breaking the display. "It's understood the latest raid is part of this ongoing probe, which was launched just months after the American firm took action to address officials' concern about other aunfair' contracts with South Korean firms commissioned to repair iPhones and other gadgets", the report said. Read More »

Amazon Echo Buttons Now Available To Pre-order For $19.99

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What do you make of the overall interface and experience so far? You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Hence, you can communicate with Echo from anywhere in the room. While the Echo is larger than the Echo Dot , it can easily fit just about any where. Google Home Mini is similar to Echo Dot but is powered by the Google Assistant . Read More »

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

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Researchers have identified many thousands of these Martian features, collectively called "recurring slope lineae", or RSL, in more than 50 rocky-slope areas, from the equator to about halfway to the poles. Working with the University of Arizona , Durham University and the Planetary Science Institute, the USGS researcher team has now identified these apparent signs of liquid as granular flows of sand and dust. Read More »

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke defends show's nudity: 'It's life'

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In her interview for Harper's Bazaar's December/January 2018 cover, Clarke went over how she thinks it's ridiculous that fans (and naysayers) have such a serious obsession with the show's sex scenes. Emilia Clarke has some words for the Game of Thrones haters. For instance when Daenerys emerges unscathed from a raging fire, it makes complete sense that her clothes would have perished. Read More »

Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

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Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after USA lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts. Read More »

Google admits collecting Android users' locations

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When asked about the revealed practice, a Google representative explained: "In January of this year, we began looking into using Cell ID codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery". The data helps locate where a device is located geographically and helps maintain a persistent connection to Google's servers. According to the report, the practice had started in early 2017 when Google would gather the "addresses of nearby cellular ... Read More »

Best Cyber Monday deals 2017

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The toy store also opened at 5 p.m. Most retailers including Walmart start making the majority of doorbuster deals available online at 12:01 a.m. About EyeSee360: EyeSee360 are a leading deal review and comparison website that specialize in rounding up Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on gadgets, electronics, home and outdoors gear. Read More »

Apple iPhone 2018 Will Have Dual-SIM And Gigabit LTE Support: Kuo

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Gigabit LTE data speeds are still in their infancy, although EE has carried out real-world demos of the increased speeds in the United Kingdom and plans to roll the service out to more cities throughout 2018. But the one thing the iPhone had been ignoring all the while was dual SIM support. However, Kuo also speculates that the dual SIM capability may come with only one of the 2018 iPhone models and it might not be a part of all the models. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Starck Edition launched with 8GB RAM

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Along with that, the company is also releasing a limited edition version - Mi Mix 2 Stark Edition. For those who don't know, Phillipe Starck is the man behind the Mi Mix 2's attractive bezel-less design. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Starck Edition will cost 4,999 CNY (€641) in China. It comes powered 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. Read More »

Nokia 2 Lands In India For Rs 7000

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The Nokia 2 comes with some launch offers . Nokia 2 is a budget offering by HMD Global that was launched last month . HMD Global said the Nokia 2 will be available worldwide by mid-November for Euro 99. This storage can be expanded up to 128GB via a micro SD card. The 13MP cameras on the Redmi 4 and Redmi Y1 Lite (which also has Phase Detection AutoFocus) also beat the primary snapper on the Nokia hands down, at least on paper. Read More »

Xbox free Games with Gold for December 2017 confirmed

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Which ones are you definitely downloading or recommending to others? From Dec. 16 to January 15, Xbox Live Gold subscribers get Telltale's Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition, comprising all five episodes of the series that originally launched in 2010 and 2011. Read More »

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is out now on iOS and Android

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The infamous Tom Nook is in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp and you can get him to come to your camp if you're willing to spend some of your hard-earned Leaf Tickets to do so. Make it fun, make it cute, make it sporty-it's up to you to craft the kind of furniture and amenities that will make your camp a must-see for animals visiting the area. Read More »

Apple could release lower cost iPhone SE 2 in 1H18

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Some like Bengaluru-based Sangeetha Mobiles have stopped taking orders of the new flagship, even as the costliest iPhone ever faces huge supply-demand mismatch in India, leading analysts to say that Apple should slot India far higher in its priority list and bring in larger shipments of the iPhone X . Read More »

Why Galaxy S9's Design Might Disappoint

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And the publication cites that they've verified these renders with other sources of them, and claim the renders as accurate. The Galaxy S9's purported looks are mostly concealed by a (fugly) Ghostek case, but we can clearly see an interesting rear-facing dual cam setup and fingerprint scanner mounted below that main shooter. Read More »

Google's Black Friday deals include some must-see price cuts

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But maybe you're more than a music person. Of those three, you can score the maximum 80 percent markdown only for Jurassic World, but there are other decidedly fun games available at identical discounts, like Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition, Day R Premium and Dice With Buddies. Read More »

Surface Book 2 Battery Discharges When the Laptop is Plugged in

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Microsoft has confirmed the issue but said the device will never drain entirely. It is unclear whether Microsoft will offer a stronger charger for Surface Book 2 in the future or whether it will recommend users to play less on their new $2,500 (configured with GTX 1060) laptop. Read More »

These Are the Best Video Games Deals of Black Friday 2017

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Whereas the Wii U was trying to find its footing throughout the entirety of its life cycle, the Switch confidently inserted itself into this console generation and provided gamers with something completely different, setting itself apart from its peers and finally giving us a reason to purchase multi-platform games on a Nintendo console. Read More »

Flat Earth Believer To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket

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However, these nicknames are not enough to stop this flat Earther from proving that our planet is not round. " John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons", Hughes agreed. Apparently, Hughes isn't a fan of the daredevil. It was reported that the rocket cost around $20,000 Dollars. Hughes constructed the rocket at a five-acre property he leases and calls Rocket Ranch in Apple Valley, California. Read More »

OnePlus 3/3T & 5/5T will not get Project Treble, Android's coolest new feature

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However, the company did not specify precisely how many devices it sold. OnePlus recently conducted its first sale for the newly launched OnePlus 5T in India. The smartphone still has a 16MP front-facing camera along with a 16+20MP rear camera setup, the one seen with the OnePlus 5 . OnePlus has confirmed that neither the OnePlus 5T nor any other OnePlus smartphone will support Google's Project Treble . Read More »

Bank of the Ozarks Increases Position in Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM)

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Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 12,759,741 shares of the CRM provider's stock worth $1,104,945,000 after acquiring an additional 11,498,509 shares during the last quarter. Analysts await Shotspotter Inc (NASDAQ:SSTI) to report earnings on February, 6. Hawkins Mark J sold $782,350 worth of stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.01, for a total value of $770,672.27. Read More »

New Google Lens App Available Now On Pixel Smartphones

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Google Lens was originally unveiled at I/O 2017 as a new way of identifying objects and places in the world with just your smartphone. Google Lens is like a Google Assistant-powered version of Google Goggles and can be found in a new button at the bottom-right of the Google Assistant interface. Read More »

Pokemon GO Global Catch Challenge Bronze Rewards Unlocked

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These are active now, but aren't the only Pokemon Go event rewards available to claim. If you participate and indeed unlock several Pokemon during the event period, Niantic will be keeping track of your successes. Once unlocked, rewards will last until 1pm PT on December 1st. Revealed on Sunday , the Global Catch Challenge will be similar to the in-game event that coincided with the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago over the summer. Read More »

Belgium Say Loot Boxes Totes Be Gambling, Lets Ban Them

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Last week, Belgium's Gaming Commission launched an investigation on loot boxes , anxious that the nature of the boxes constitute as a form of gambling. This finding is in stark contrast to the American ratings board ESRB which came to the conclusion that Loot Boxes were not a form of gambling. If a player can not know what it is they are spending money on for in-game purchases, according to the Gambling Commission, it is then a form of gambling. Read More »