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Here are our favourite photos from last night's supermoon

Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 50,000 km farther from the Earth than the other (perigee). Even closer than Sunday night's supermoon was the one that occurred on November 14, 2016, and that was the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948, and will not be surpassed until November 25, 2034.

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Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro With Bezel-Less Display Launched In India

In terms of design, the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro comes is having a plastic body with a removable back and comes with on-screen navigation keys. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro with a price tag of Rs. The rear camera is fitted with a 16MP sensor with LED flash. "We are certain that this device will strengthen Micromax's portfolio on Flipkart by providing customers a great selection across various price segments".

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Airtel now offering more data under Rs 349, Rs 549 plans

Under this plan, the company also gives 100% cashback on web exclusive offers and unlimited local, STD, roaming calls. Under the Rs. 309 recharge plan, Reliance Jio offers 49 GB of high speed data with a daily limit of 1 GB. There's no doubt that Airtel is one of the major players in the telecom industry, but the telco is now planning to top the Indian telecom market by bringing in new plans and revising the new ones.

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United Kingdom cyber agency targets Kaspersky in warning on Russian software

The NCSC advises that Russian Federation is a highly capable cyber threat actor which uses cyber as a tool of statecraft. While the NCSC stressed that there was no evidence that the installation of Kaspersky software was a danger to public privacy, Barclays has acted to stop free downloads to new online banking customers.

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Major League Baseball ratifies new posting agreement; Shohei Ohtani posted effective today

Shohei Ohtani told Brian Cashman that he will not sign with the Yankees, the GM said Sunday. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported that the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners are two of the finalists for the two-way star. The Yankees appeared to be fairly optimistic about signing Ohtani and were pooling together as much worldwide bonus money as possible. The window for Ohtani to negotiate with Major League Baseball teams expires at 11:59 p.m.

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Updating macOS High Sierra Could Reactivate Root Password Vulnerability

MacOS High Sierra has discovered a vulnerability that allows anyone to get extended run as the root user. It's not often that we such glaring security issues prop up from the Apple camp, but the folks in Cupertino really screwed the pooch - so to speak - when it comes to macOS High Sierra.

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OnePlus Announces 5T Star Wars Edition

This Star Wars Limited Edition product comes in a Stormtrooper colour scheme with an all-white back and an all-black front. While no launch date has been announced it's likely that the limited edition device will coincide with Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie which is due for release in the second week of December.

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TCW Group Inc. Grows Holdings in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

Therefore 79% are positive. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $7.46 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $7.17 billion to $7.86 billion. Pictet Asset reported 534,763 shares. At the same time, the volatility-measuring Average True Range (ATR) for this stock is 0.8964, suggesting High Volatility.

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200 fossilised eggs of flying reptiles found in China

A flood might have carried the eggs into a nearby lake where they piled up and fossilized, the researchers said. An global team of paleontologists has discovered a fossil-rich site with more than 200 fossilized eggs of the Cretaceous pterosaur species Hamipterus tianshanensis in China.

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South Korea creates 'decapitation' unit targeting North's leadership

Michael Elleman, senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, made the projection in a post on the North Korea analysis website 38 North, based on newly released photos of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Voyager 1 Fires Up its Old Thrusters After 37 Years

For vehicle read Voyager 1, and for engine read a set of four trajectory thrusters, and that's exactly what NASA boffins have done. Voyager 1 performed flawlessly, sending the results of the testfires back to NASA's globally-positioned terrestrial Deep Space Network.

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Udupi: Supermoon to brighten up night sky on December 2

If you want to witness a peak supermoon at maximum size and brightness like the aforementioned 1948 supermoon, it's going to be awhile. Supermoon is the term given to the moon when it's two cycles around the earth match up. It's worth noting that a supermoon technically occurs during a new moon, too, but that phenomenon usually isn't referred to as a supermoon since new moons are not visible in the night sky.

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Elon Musk said when they will launch super-heavy rockets

If it happens, it seems likely that this will be an original Roadster, rather than the single existing prototype of the $250,000 new Roadster which was unveiled alongside the Tesla Semi two weeks ago . Not anymore, as he just revealed what might be Falcon Heavy's first payload. The Falcon Heavy rocket features 27 Merlin engines and boasts at least double the thrust of any other rocket on the market.

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Apple reportedly planning "even cheaper" 9.7-inch iPad for launch next year

Digitimes reports today that the company could go even lower next year, with Apple apparently planning a new 9.7-inch iPad in the $259 price range. At the end of the third USA fiscal quarter - which corresponds to the second quarter of the calendar year - Apple announced sales of some 11.4 million new tablets worldwide, a figure up nearly 15 percent year on year.

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Google Bans Applications that Inject Ads into the Lockscreen

That way you can stream Netflix videos, or check your Facebook messages, without worrying about an app such as Spotify downloading tracks using your mobile data. Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information. Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" beat Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" as Google Play's most streamed song of 2017.

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Kinzinger: Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets Didn't Help Fight Terrorism

A British woman who Donald Trump tweeted, wrongly including her Twitter name instead of the Prime Minister's , has described how she was on the end of relentless tweets after the mistake. Kinzinger said defeating terrorism will require moderate Muslims uniting to reject extremists and that the White House response does not help. @Theresamay is owned by a 41-year-old woman who lives in Bognor, on the south coast of England, called Theresa Scrivener - who suddenly found herself at the centre ...

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Twitter rolls out bite-sized Twitter Lite app in 24 more countries

The main aim of the Lite version is to use a minimum of data to ensure that the micro-blogging site is usable even in locations with unreliable connectivity. Here's the full list of countries where Twitter Lite is launching in the Google Play Store: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania, and Venezuela.

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Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

Mr. Pho is one of three N.S.A. workers to be charged in the past two years with mishandling classified information, a dismal record for an agency that is responsible for some of the government's most carefully guarded secrets. Kaspersky said what was stolen included essential source code for so-called Equation Group hacking software from the NSA. Prosecutors said that from 2010 until March 2015, Mr.

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A supermoon is coming this Sunday! Here's what you need to know

In Washington, D.C., moon rise in the eastern sky will occur 3:42 p.m., 4:26 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights while moon set occurs at 5:35 a.m., 6:47 a.m., and 7:58 a.m. This occurs when the moon is full and at perigee simultaneously. Astronaut Edwin Aldrin walks by the footpad of Apollo 11. However during a supermoon event the full moon comes up to 90 per cent closer to perigee, thus filling up the skies.

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Scientists: To save the environment when need to pass on the glitter

Some reports estimate that there are up to 51 trillion total microplastic fragments in the world's ocean. Environmental anthropologist and senior lecturer in environment and planning, Trisia Farrelly, from New Zealand's Massey University pronounced the sparkly stuff to be environmentally hazardous - and she wants it wiped off the face of the earth.

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Amazon Alexa now allows players to talk to their character's Ghost

We're excited to give our community of players, who are among the most-dedicated fans in the world, new ways to play Destiny 2 with the Ghost skill and Limited-Edition Destiny 2 Ghost. Ever wished you could have a Destiny 2 Ghost of your own to talk to? In partnership with Amazon, the game can now recognize spoken words by the players to an Alexa smart home device, which saves more time and effort.

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Suzuki two-wheelers register 37 per cent growth in Nov

The compact vehicle segment under the passenger vehicles showed an impressive growth of 32.4% to 65,447 units. Market leader Maruti Suzuki grew over 14 per cent in November compared to the corresponding month past year, whereas Mahindra and Mahindra saw overall sales of its automobile arm rise 13 per cent.

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Newborn declared dead by Max Hospital found alive before burial

A baby on the way to his own funeral was discovered to be alive, despite doctors at the hospital pronouncing him dead shortly after birth. The other twin, the parents were told, needed critical medical care. The Delhi government has ordered a probe into the incident and sought a preliminary report within three days. Cops have said they will conduct an enquiry.

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Bungie Reveals Which Destiny 2 Armor Sets Will Have Ornaments

There are also big rewards that veteran players can enjoy, including Masterworks weapon tier, which provides armaments random bonuses, stat trackers, and many other perks. You may also get them from various Vendors in the game if you are lucky. His location changes every week, so players should watch out for where he'll appear next.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro And Gear Sport Launched In India

According to the company, the Gear Sport due to its 5 ATM certification, reportedly is "safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering, and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean". Targeting fitness-centric audience, both wearables come with improved water resistance of 50 meters. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core chipset coupled with 768MB RAM.

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Whatsapp back on track after brief global outage

The outage lasted less than an hour, and services were later restored. "We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible". "Starting today you can now delete messages you sent by mistake - whether to one person or an entire group", Whatsapp said in a blog post. At the time writing 18:45 United Kingdom time (13:45 ET), messages were not being sent or received.

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PUBG Xbox One X Install Size Requirement Is Up To 30 GB

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene just confirmed that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , at least on the Xbox One X, will run at 60FPS. PUBG himself said its great that PUBG is coming to the Xbox One. "We want to get those 4K textures in there, but we still have to make them". At the same time, Greene acknowledged that frame rate "isn't that important" for a game like PUBG compared to a twitch-based shooter like Call of Duty.

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Apple Watch Heart Health Sensor Cleared for Medical Use by the FDA

Thanks to the FDA clearance, AliveCor can sell and market KardiaBand as a medical device-though patients don't need a doctor's approval to use it. AliveCor , makers of the heart rate monitoring Kardia Band for the Apple Watch , has been cleared by the FDA. " Today , EKGs are available only in offices and hospitals, using complex equipment, and usually only after a life threatening event, for example a stroke".

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Google Home Now Accepts Two Commands at Once

Google did promise that the speaker, which ships with Google Assistant and a free year's worth of YouTube Music , would come out in December. In addition to this, one commenter also noted that the terms and conditions section on the Google Store for the YouTube Red promo with the Home Max reads that the promotion is open to "participants in the USA who purchase and activate a Google Home Max between December 11, 2017 and February, 2018".

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Google finally drops the ban hammer on the most annoying Android ads

While Google has moved to block apps that are not meant to show ads on the lock screen, it is not prohibiting developers of apps whose functionality includes acting as lock screens from doing so. "Google Play supports a variety of monetization strategies to benefit developers and users, including paid distribution, in-app products, subscriptions, and ad-based models", the company said.

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Women in prehistoric era were stronger than present day athletes

So, if you are a lady and you know men who don't truly appreciate your hard work, be sure to show them this article so they can know women haven't always cooked in the kitchen or sat around the house! Lead author Alison Macintosh , an anthropologist at Cambridge, explains that we've "clearly" done prehistoric women a disservice by comparing them only to men up until this point.

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Amazon scored biggest sales day in history on Cyber Monday

Small businesses received orders of almost 140 million products during the five-day period, which also marked the Thanksgiving Day, Cyber Monday, and other important days. Adobe Insights, which measures roughly 80 percent of online sales from 100 major US retailers, has forecast 2017 will mark the first holiday season to surpass $100 billion in digital transactions.

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Samsung with 2nd-gen 10nm FinFET process in place

Samsung is aiming to surpass rival TSMC in the newer process by next year, the company has said. One of the many beneficiaries of the first-generation 10-nanometer (abbreviated as "nm") FinFET process technology was the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which was the flagship processor of 2017.

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Microsoft Edge now available on Android and iOS

On the iOS side of things, the app just launched on the App Store out of preview on Test Flight, so there's not any reviews or public facing app store data for that platform at the time of writing. Microsoft Edge for Android is available in the United States (English), Australia (English) Canada (English and French), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French), India (English) and the UK (English).


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