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SpaceX Targets Jan. 30 for 1st Launch from Historic NASA Pad

The aerospace company then planned Falcon Heavy rockets set to start launches this year and is considered as the most powerful rockets. The KSC launch follows SpaceX Falcon 9's successful launch on January 14 which took place at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Light 'sonic boom' filmed in a single shot for first time

An object when moving pushes away the air in front of it creating pressure waves that move at the speed of sound waves in all the directions. The sonic booms appear in a cone-shaped pattern known as "Mach cones", which are present at the back of the supersonic objects.

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Worth Watching Stocks: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)

For the next 5 years, The Coca-Cola Company is expecting Growth of 1.99% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 0.6% per annum. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 2.2%. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at -8.00% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach 1.99% in coming 5 years.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 investigation finds two battery issues caused overheating

These could sometimes get squished in one corner, causing them to bend and potentially get close enough to each other to produce a short circuit. Going forward, the company will institute new battery safety measures , including what it described as an " 8-point battery safety check ".

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Honor Looking for Fans to Review the Honor 6X

The device features a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. The Honor DUK-TL30 will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EUMI 5.0. The circular fingerprint scanner is also positioned at the back, similar to the positioning on the Honor 8 . Underneath, a non-removable 3340mAH battery keeps things running which also supports quick charging.

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Here's How Snapchat Is Cracking Down on Fake News

Additionally, "publishers are not permitted to impersonate or claim to be another person or entity, create a false presence for an organization, or otherwise use the content in a manner that does or is meant to mislead, confuse or deceive others", the company told Inc .

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Melania Trump and Michelle Obama's Awkward Exchange: The Best Memes

The only problem is the account's horribly low resolution header image, which is an embarrassment to this great nation. On Friday, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, people began to notice web pages disappearing from the official White House website , whitehouse.gov, including pages about climate change, health care, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, issues.

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Apple suit: Qualcomm overcharged 'billions'

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1bn over claims it has deliberately overcharged royalty payments and withheld payments to Apple in retaliation for Apple answering questions relating to anti-trust actions Qualcomm . Though much of the higher price is associated with the larger display - not Qualcomm's chip - Qualcomm would collect the same royalty percentage and therefore a larger dollar amount, according to terms outlined in the suit.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires Meta, promises free AI search tool for scientists

Meta , which uses AI neural networks - computing systems loosely modelled on the human brain that are fed vast amounts of data until they become autonomous - to find, assess, and connect millions of peer-reviewed articles, will itself stand to receive a boost from its new parent company.

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Crowd fills Victoria's Centennial Square for Women's March rally

By comparison, 193,000 trips had been taken by the same time on Friday ahead of the inauguration. We the people came to peacefully assemble and exercise our right to free speech. Several " Stronger Together " posters from the Clinton campaign were spotted as well. By the time she woke up the next morning, over 10,000 people had expressed their desire to attend the rally.

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Square Enix's I am Setsuna joins the Nintendo Switch launch line-up

The latest game to join the line-up is Square Enix's I am Setsuna . I Am Setsuna delivers an emotional and unforgettable story of bravery and sacrifice, along with lovely art design and character development. The studio revisits the ethos and practices used to develop for the 16-bit era and aims to re-introduce the classic JRPG style to current hardware, mixing the spirit of the past with technologies of today.

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Students plan to brew beer on the moon

However, in what can safely be classified as an act of ultimate one-upmanship, a team of engineering students at the University of California, San Diego, now have their sights set on being the first to brew a fresh batch of beer on the (certainly dusty) surface of the moon.

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Fossil of giant wolf-sized otter discovered in China

A CT scan was needed on the skull, that had been flattened during fossilisation. While this extinct otter is twice the size of the modern otter, weighing 110 pounds (49.8kg), it's likely that it had similar habits to today's species, such as using its teeth to crack molluscs, according to researchers.

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Hoffa: Withdrawal From TPP The Right Choice For U.S. Trade Policy

The TPP , a giant and semi-secret 12-member free-trade agreement advocated by the Obama administration, aimed to deepen economic ties between the US and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, cut taxes and foster trade to boost economic growth in the process.

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Now, Scientists Develop a 'Vaccine' to Tackle Fake News

Researchers noted that readers are exposed to misinformation every day, and they intend to help companies to give up fake facts. Medically speaking, people are vaccinated against a virus by introducing a dead or weakened version of it to the body.

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Jet lag can adversely affect Major League Baseball players

Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. They play 162 games in the regular season, and half of them are on the road in cities from coast to coast. "Certainly baseball teams should be more mindful of it".

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Performance history: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's (UNH)

The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,175 shares of UNH which is valued at $2,866,925. National Pension Service now owns 583,377 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $81,673,000 after buying an additional 46,613 shares during the last quarter.

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Stock's Earning Overview: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)

Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,296 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 774 shares in the last quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 13th. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.65%.

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President Trump declares U.S. withdrawal from TPP trade pact

The president is planning trade-focused executive action. Trump has promised a new trade relationship with the world focusing on American interests, but MacNaughton said he doesn't think he has Canada in his sights. Speaking amid a meeting with members of his cabinet and high-profile CEOs, Donald Trump said he wants to slash corporate taxes to between 15 and 25 per cent - down from the current level of 35 per cent - in an attempt to stimulate more investment.

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IOS 11 Tipped to Bring Group FaceTime Video Calling

An Apple tipster, earlier this month tipped of Apple to roll out iOS 10.3 with rumoured Theater Mode, later in January. This new iOS 11 leaks will go well with all of the iPhone users. However, it has been reported that Apple is finally ready to give the FaceTime the update it needs and that it will finally be getting a group chat when the new iOS 11 arrives.

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Donald Trump Lies About The Number Of People At His Inauguration

Based on images, Altenburg and Still estimated that there were approximately 160,000 people in attendance at Trump's inauguration and at least 470,000 people who marched on Saturday. By contrast, attendees at the Women's March appear to almost fill the entire area save for some emptier spaces toward the back of the Mall. Trump was the first presidential nominee from either major USA political party in almost 40 years to refuse to release his tax returns during the campaign.

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Star Wars Rogue One Is Killing It at the Box Office

This does make sense given the fact that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been in at the box office for awhile now. As a matter of fact, Disney dominated 2016 with half of its films being in the top 10 in highest-grossing US films for 2016.

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All new Chromebooks will get Android app support

Kan Liu, Google's senior director of product management, told Business Insider at the time that more "larger-screen, productivity-focused, Android-type devices" would be announced by the Mobile World Congress show in February, so it's likely that similar notebooks will arrive soon.

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 8, explains why the brand is staying

Samsung said design and manufacturing issues related to the batteries were blamed for the Note 7 fires, but additional investigations were needed to find the root cause of the battery problems. The recall of handsets that followed is thought to have cost the company billions of dollars. Note, this is for all lithium ion batteries in Samsung products, not just Note phablets or the anticipated Galaxy S8 phone.

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Google Voice getting big update with refreshed design

For a quick refresher, Google Voice is a call forwarding service that lets you manage multiple devices with one phone number. Android users now using these versions shall upgrade to newer versions available on Google Play soon. These are now clearly separated and easy to access. This update allows group and photo MMS and in-notification replies. Previously workarounds were required to send and receive picture messages, and group chats were flat out not possible.

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Samsung confirms faulty batteries caused Note7 fiasco

The problems with the Galaxy Note 7 began just days after its launch in August, when reports emerged that handsets caught fire related to an overheated battery. Analysts say the drive to produce a thin phone with longer battery life may have contributed to Samsung's woes. In a bid to avoid a repeat of the fiasco, Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said Samsung is taking extra precautionary steps.

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More Bourke Street attack victims named, death toll rises to five

According to a police statement , the 26-year-old "deliberately struck a number of pedestrians" as he repeatedly ran his vehicle into shoppers near the busy Bourke Street Mall. "We are with you in solidarity, we are grieving with you". The Premier has just announced a major shake-up of the bail system in the wake of the Bourke Street tragedy.

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NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite

From the details on the face of the moon to the incredible resolution of cumulus over the Caribbean, these first pixels portend a sunny future for NOAA's new GOES-16 satellite. According to the NOAA, GOES-16 provides images in more wavelengths of light, at four times the resolution of either satellite, and beams them back five times as frequently.

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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung says internal short-circuiting in batteries caused fires

In the first instance , there was an electrode deflection in the upper-right corner of the battery. The findings come after the company conducted large-scale charge and discharge tests involving 700,000 engineers 200,000 devices and 30,000 thousand batteries.

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Purported photos of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery testing lab surface [Gallery]

The South Korean smartphone maker was forced into an embarrassing withdrawal of its flagship phone in October after also recalling millions of Note 7s, with several users reporting fires and overheating. Koh Dong-Jin, head of Samsung's mobile business, said on Monday: "We sincerely apologise for the discomfort and concern we have caused to our customers".

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Samsung Note 7's battery fires caused by two separate issues, company says

Samsung late Sunday revealed that two separate battery issues caused one of its best-selling smartphones to catch fire this past fall. Indeed, love of the Galaxy Note 7 seems so strong that consumers are even willing to risk the device catching fire; not all Galaxy Note 7 units have been returned, despite a number of attempts and incentives from Samsung to encourage owners to do so.

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ASUS Tinker Board challenges Raspberry Pi's single-board dominance

If anything, it will be an uphill battle for the diminutive Tinker Board. Even though it offers more features than its rival, the ASUS Tinker Board isn't that expensive. Rasberry Pi is a popular go-to single-board computer for many do-it-yourself projects. Another consideration for makers is battery drain, and the Tinker Board's max power consumption is five watts.

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Update on Tonights Severe Weather

At least 23 other people in the state are injured. Purvis estimated the park has about 40 mobile homes and half of them were destroyed. Tornado watches have been issued for all Central Florida counties as severe storms are expected to develop over the eastern Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front, and move rapidly eastward across east central Florida from late this afternoon and into this evening.

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Sprint customers will soon get exclusive music streaming access with Tidal

Per the announcement , Jay Z and the Tidal leadership team will remain in control of the company, but Sprint's customers will gain access to exclusive content. Tidal is a global entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. Tidal has a more than 42.5 million song catalog and 140,000 videos.

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Nokia seemingly confirms Snapdragon 835-powered smartphone

HMD Global is expected to unveil several other Nokia-branded products in the coming months, more specifically during the upcoming 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) event that will be held in Barcelona on February 27 up to March 2. Further, the Nokia P1 will have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The Nokia 6 sports a 5.5-inch 2.5D display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.


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