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Today is the last day to purchase Apple's discounted USB-C accessories

This post is here to remind you that today is March 31st, which means it's your last chance to pick up some USB-C gear from Apple at a reasonable price. Apple's new line of MacBook Pros are among the most expensive mainstream laptops on the market. For example, the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is now knocked down to $49 (it's £47 in the UK) on Amazon , the same as Apple's discount price.

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Peggy Whitson Sets New Spacewalk Record for Female Astronauts

Whitson and her spacewalking partner, Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh), need to complete prep work on a docking port. Kimbrough disconnected the port during a spacewalk last Friday. SpaceX and Boeing are building the capsules . Astronauts at the International Space Station were on a spacewalk when a large debris shield got away.

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Samsung's digital assistant Bixby to debut with Galaxy S8 next week

Rhee cautions that this won't happen overnight, but that Bixby will start out with several ingrained advantages. In a way, Samsung indirectly pointed at Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana , and Gooogle Assistant. Now, it's Samsung to take up the stage for the launch of its Bixby smart assistant . In conclusion we have no idea if Bixby is the next brilliant AI assistant or just a complicated software.

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Samsung's new DeX docking station won't be cheap

This was three months after the smartphone's first launched at USA carriers. Samsung's new handsets are normally launched in February every year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy S8 series comes with a "bezelless" display , which permits a high-resolution screen to take up 83 percent of the front of the device.

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SpaceX successfully launches used rocket into orbit

After launching the geostationary commercial satellite toward geosynchronous orbit, the rocket then returned to earth and landed on the " Of Course I Still Love You " autonomous spaceport drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The satellite was launched into an initial elliptical orbit ranging 135 miles to 22,002 miles above the Earth's surface. "It did this mission perfectly", said SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

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The Russia/Flynn/Freedom Caucus vortex of questions and tension at the White House

White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked at the daily briefing if the administration would be writing its own tax-reform plan or sign on to one, like it did with House Speaker Paul Ryan's health bill. And though he stopped short of saying Farkas' claims proved the President's unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama unlawfully ordered the surveillance of Trump Tower, Spicer frequently mentioned Farkas and Trump's wiretapping claim in the same breath.

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SpaceX launches satellite with partly used rocket

SpaceX launched a commercial satellite into space Thursday with the boost of a partly used rocket, a feat that may open an era of cheaper space travel. Although this Falcon 9 rocket has taken up to four months to get to a stage of reusability, Musk said that a next goal would be to significantly shorten the turnaround time for a relaunch - perhaps to just 24hrs - another momentus milestone for SpaceX if it can be achieved.

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Xi-Trump meeting to set course of bilateral ties: China

The visit will come in the first 100 days of the new Trump administration, which still has to flesh out its policy on trade and other key issues. He will discuss global, regional and bilateral issues with Trump, according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

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Reporter Repeatedly Asks Spicer Whether Flynn Committed a Crime

Flynns attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for questioning. "Gen. Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should circumstances permit", he added. Intelligence committees in both the Senate and House are investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump Warns Of "Very Difficult" Meeting With Chinese President

Before Trump's most recent tweets Lu Kang , a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said: "We believe that the fundamental and viable way to allow our economic and trade relations to better benefit the two peoples is to work together and enlarge the pie of common interests, rather than merely sticking to the argument that which side has taken a bigger share".

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Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch with 10 pre-loaded Bixby-compatible apps

The new assistant , which Samsung is calling Bixby, is created to learn how humans interact with devices. With the prevalence of voice assistants such as Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana , you might think that there's nothing new in the AI assistant space.

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Samsung to refurbish and relaunch Galaxy Note7

Samsung says it's considering bringing the recalled units back to market. Samsung said in a statement , "Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand".

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Here's What a Nintendo Switch VR Headset Could Look Like

When one looks at the history of Resident Evil , it's clear that the series has had close ties to Nintendo . Goldman does not deny that Switch so far is doing well as most buyers are loyal Nintendo fans. Unfortunately, Nintendo did not say what the failure rate was for the Joy-Con desync. Alternatively shoppers can use iStockNow to find Target stores with Switch in stock.

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SpaceX creates history, launches used rocket back into space

The rocket carried a satellite for communications provider SES into geosynchronous orbit, before landing on a drone ship called "Of Course I love You". SpaceX confirmed to CNNMoney in August that its client for this trip will get a discount on the Falcon 9 sticker price, but it declined to say by how much.

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Female Spacewalking Record

So, needless to say, the mood at Mission Control was tense. Mission Control said there was no risk of it hitting the space station. Whitson and her NASA crewmate, Shane Kimbrough , were also supposed to install four protective shields over the port where the PMA-3 gateway used to be attached.

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April Fools Day Comet to Wink at Earth in Closest Recorded Approach

Prepare yourself for a close encounter with a comet, as one is passing closer to Earth than it ever has before. At 9 p.m. ET Saturday, for example, it should be near the handle of the Big Dipper, which is part of the Ursa Major constellation.

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Shielding drifts away during record-breaking spacewalk

The two astronauts were also given the duty of attaching four thermal security shields on the Tranquility Module of the ISS. At the same time, they began working on a contingency plan to substitute the shielding, and advised the astronauts to finish covering the port with the PMA-3 cover Whitson removed earlier that day.

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Cyclone Debbie: 250mm in a day still to come for some

The town is a jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, a popular tourist destination that has been pummeled by fierce winds that damaged roofs and knocked down palm trees. Numerous nation's top tourist attractions were hit by winds clocked at over 260 km per hour, with over 200 tourists and 50 to 60 staff still on Daydream Island stranded and running low on supplies, while Hayman Island has yet to be contacted.

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Meeting with China's president next week will be 'very difficult'

Trump is eager to portray toughness against a nation he routinely criticized on the campaign trail for stealing American jobs with unfair trade practices, while Xi wants to show he commands the respect befitting of a rising global power. Relations have been strained by China's fierce opposition to a USA missile defense system being rolled out in South Korea to protect against attacks from the North.

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Energy Department Climate Office Was Just Banned From Using Phrase 'Climate Change'

However, officials later claimed that the words have not been banned outright but that they were avoiding all climate-related terms in memos and briefings because of the direction the Trump administration was taking on environmental policy.

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The James Webb Space Telescope Looks Deeper Than Any Telescope Before

Imagine the surprise of researchers to discover a supermassive black hole speeding through the outskirts of its galactic center. A black hole weighing more than a billion suns appears to have gotten the boot toward the outer edges of its galaxy.

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57-year-old breaks record for female space walks

Whitson and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough - her partner for this spacewalk - lost shielding used to protect a piece of hardware from the potentially harmful impacts of space debris hitting the station. Dr. Peggy Annette Whitson is a biochemistry scientist and also a former NASA Chief Astronaut . The plan worked, and the cover was successfully installed, providing thermal protection and micrometeoroid and orbital debris cover for the port.

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It's Earth Hour - Canadians turn out the lights

Landmarks from the Eifel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in NY to the Sydney Opera House will shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Why should lights be turned off? It doesn't matter how you choose to celebrate the event, but some people light a candle to create awareness for climate change.

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Venezuela prosecutors criticizes pro-government court ruling

The statement is a surprising break with the official line for someone close to the government and may be seen by some as evidence of fissures appearing in Mr Maduro's base, BBC Latin America correspondent Will Grant says. Instead Mr Borges called for the global community to continue putting diplomatic pressure on Venezuela's government and he urged citizens to protest on Saturday.

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SpaceX Reusable Rocket Completes Second Space Flight and Landing

And, yeah I'm sort of at a loss for words, but it's really a great day. "This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight", SpaceX founder Elon Musk said after the successful mission , calling it an "amazing day" for the space industry.

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Astronauts perform second of three scheduled spacewalks at International Space Station

EDT/1400 GMT. Viewers will have the chance to virtually join Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson "reconnecting cables and electrical connections on PMA-3 at its new home on top Harmony", according to a statement from Nasa.

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NASA's Peggy Wilson breaks spacewalking record

It is still not clear how this shield got away but in the meanwhile the astronauts were able to cover the gap in the docking port with a temporary cover. Flight controllers quickly determined it posed no threat of recontacting the station and after conferring on the ground, engineers suggested the astronauts make up for the lost panel by installing a thermal shield they had just removed from a docking port extension.

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Meet Earth's most experienced female spacewalker

PMA-3 will provide the pressurized interface between the station and the second of two global docking adapters to be delivered to the complex to support the dockings of USA commercial crew spacecraft in the future. The shielding protects against micrometeorite debris. Peggy Whitson acheived a record of being the oldest spacewoman with the highest number of spacewalks .

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SpaceX reuses rocket for the first time

Once it landed after its initial flight, the first-stage booster traveled via ground transport to Florida for refurbishment before heading to SpaceX's McGregor, Texas, development facility for testing and then, finally, the launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Notable Runners Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), CIBER, Inc. (NYSE:CBR)

UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.'s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $140,515,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

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United Nations chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

It will be the first entirely new settlement that an Israeli government has approved in more than 20 years. The former USA administration of Barack Obama was deeply opposed to Israel's expansion of the settlements and in December withheld its veto from a UN Security Council resolution condemning the policy.

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Badger filmed single-handedly burying cow over five days

A badger was caught on film burying a cow calf in the Grassy Mountains of Utah. To protect its food from other animals, and in the absence of a refrigerator, this badger did what any crafty scavenger would do: It buried its meal. Badgers were not part of the initial brief, with the team laying out seven calf carcasses and setting up camera traps to see how vultures and other avian scavengers responded.

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SpaceX conducts historic launch, landing with 'used' rocket

This particular one was first launched in April 2016, and was put on the launchpad last night equipped with a communications satellite. "It shows you can fly and refly an orbit-class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket", Musk said on a SpaceX webcast.

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Acosta's Nomination for Labor Secretary Heads to Full Senate

Acosta, who also served on the National Labor Relations Board under former President George W. Bush, was steadfast in his refusal to dig deep into his personal opinions of the policies and issues the Democrats raised. "He's been confirmed by the Senate three times-and I expect that we'll confirm him a fourth", he said. "I continue to have serious concerns, given Mr.

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Peggy Whitson breaks spacewalking record for a female astronaut

NASA says it is not yet clear who let the shield go or how it floated away. There was audible frustration in Whitson's voice as she reported the sequence of events to Mission Control, according to the Associated Press. The shielding protects against micrometeorite debris. A statement on NASA's website said the shield "was inadvertently lost" and "posed no immediate danger to the astronauts ".


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