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Interstellar object 'Oumuamua covered in 'thick crust of carbon-rich gunk'

An artist's impression of how the asteroid looks. Scientists from Queen's University Belfast led an global team of astronomers - from Britain, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and Chile -tasked with piecing together a profile of 'Oumuamua .

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Dragon Ball Fighterz Beta Date and Early Access Revealed

Watch the footage below. Will you be giving the open beta a go? Specializing in attacks without weaknesses, Beerus will demonstrate all his power with his super move, the God of Destruction's Judgement. Most fans thought Xenoverse 2 would roll over and die after Dragon Ball FighterZ was announced but that doesn't appear to be the case. Now, the publisherhas given details for Extra Pack #2 , along with a massive free update that will make the game more replayable.

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Apple AirPods are sold out until 2018 - here are our favorite alternatives

Here's the deal: If you order AirPods from the official Apple Online Store now (for delivery or in-store pickup), the earliest you'll be able to get them is January 5. Like the Samsung IconX, they have an accelerometer for tracking your exercise and can even record your heartbeat from inside your ear. However, noise cancelling means battery life is lower than its rivals, at three hours.

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RIP Project Tango: Google ending support, focusing on ARCore

Google's ambitious Project Tango has officially been given the boot in favor of the much more advanced ARCore . It has confirmed that the "Google is continuing AR development with ARCore". Google tried to promote Tango as the way of the future, but it was bogged down by the fact that multiple cameras were required to perform its magic.

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Kaspersky sues DHS over federal blacklist

Kaspersky Lab, a massive, Russian cybersecurity company, sued the Trump administration in US federal court on Monday, arguing that the American government deprived it of due process rights when Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke banned its software from USA government agencies in September.

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This very legit-looking Cuphead port on iTunes is actually completely fake

There's a totally fake, but very convincing, port of Cuphead available for sale on iTunes . The game has yet to be pulled from the App Store, and sadly appears to be one of many cases from the same unscrupulous person. Except it isn't - it's a "fraudulent" version of the game, according to the game's creators . We found a cloned website of the game Spintires , as well as a site for Gang Beasts .

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Microsoft Rewards Ohio Kid with Xbox One X for His Generosity

His grandmother was ready to buy him an X-box. The selflessness of the boy caught the attention of Microsoft, the Redmond giant surprised him at Beachwood Place Saturday. Access). Bryant tells WJW that Frye's family once faced homelessness, so he knows what it's like. In a tearful moment, mall employees surprised him with a bag of gifts, including the Xbox One console.

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get sizeable discounts

Customers looking to buy either the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL just in time for the holidays may take advantage of the discounts that are now being offered in the online Google Store . Buyers in the U.S. will be able to get discounts of US$50 on the smaller Pixel 2, taking the price tag from US$649 to US$599 for the 64 GB variant, and from US$749 to US$699 for the 128 GB model.

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SpaceX to launch recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA

Once SpaceX identified the cause of the catastrophic explosion - a rupture in the Falcon 9's upper stage helium pressurization system - launches resumed from pad 39A at the nearby Kennedy Space Center while crews rebuilt pad 40. Moving forward, NASA says it will make the decision to fly used rockets for resupply missions on a case-by-case basis. SpaceX isn't the only company working toward reusability.

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Xiaomi in talks with carriers to launch flagship smartphones in the US

Xiaomi is one of the fastest-growing technology companies today, making its presence felt in developing markets like India by making feature-rich smartphones available at an aggressive price point. 1 phone maker a wider presence across the USA through retail stores, carrier websites and TV commercials. The telecom companies have supported challengers.

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The Music Stops for Google's Project Tango

The company was still showing off the technology this spring, both at its own developers' conference and Mobile World Congress. Representatives said in May that Google's vision was to see Tango in every smartphone and BMW announced a partnership with Tango at the beginning of the year.

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Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS

The three crewmembers on the ISS - NASA's own Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin - are expected to wait for the next set of astronauts to arrive on December 17 to hold the screening. If " Star Wars " is to ever come close to being a reality, understanding how the human body reacts to microgravity is a focal point and NASA is conducting several experiments which simulate space like conditions to test suits that could just make the lethal stream of charged ...

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"Potentially Hazardous" Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Back Again, But Don't Worry

NASA is gobsmacked by how close it is and will take incredibly detailed photographs of the giant rock. " Phaethon will approach within 0.069 au of Earth on 2017 December 16 when it will be a strong radar imaging target at Goldstone and Arecibo".

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Is there a Bearish outlook for Discovery Communications, Inc

PBT's SI was 245,100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Benjamin F Edwards accumulated 1,825 shares. With 119,100 avg volume, 12 days are for Synthesis Energy Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYMX)'s short sellers to cover SYMX's short positions.

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What Is Going On With Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE)?

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $113.45. (MGNX)'s stock declined 10.05%. It has underperformed by 36.98% the S&P500. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Tuesday, October 27 with "Buy". The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, May 10 by Bernstein. Energy Transfer Equity ( NYSE : ETE ) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th.

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NASA Just Found Our Solar System's Twin by Using AI

Kepler-90 is a sun-like star, but all of its eight planets are scrunched into the equivalent distance of Earth to the sun. The newly discovered Kepler-90i-a sizzling hot, rocky planet orbiting its star once every 14.4 days-was found using computers that "learned" to find planets in data from NASA's Kepler space telescope .

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Analysts See International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) Rising 6%

Davidson Investment Advisors decreased International Business Machines Corp ( IBM ) stake by 82.59% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Teton Advisors Inc sold 21,000 shares as Hawkins Inc Com (HWKN)'s stock declined 0.20%. Therefore 32% are positive. Morgan Stanley reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a $192.00 price target on shares of International Business Machines in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd.

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Folding Microsoft Surface outed in new patent drawings

As the name for the patent suggests, the newest patent is all about a device with a foldable screen and the workings of the hinges. But a few sections in the document also describe how such a device could include a processor that would generate different interfaces for a device's multiple displays.

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Best meteor shower of the year starts Wednesday night

Did you catch a shooting star last night? Typically, meteor showers are caused by comets and some scientists believe 3200 Phaethon may be an inactive comet, but it remains classed as an asteroid. The Geminids can be seen with the naked eye under clear, dark skies over most of the world, though the best view is from the Northern Hemisphere. Why is the Geminid meteor shower called so? Astronomers will be studying 3200 Phaethon closely this year, as it makes its nearest pass to the Earth ...

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Get PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds free with Xbox One X purchase

The issue seems to be impacting gameplay on both the Xbox One and new Xbox One X . " PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X", wrote Eurogamer. That means that development on the title is still ongoing and work in progress. If you're in the market for the $500 Xbox One X, yet still haven't heard anything about " PUBG " somehow, the game's premise is simple: You're one of 100 people dropped onto an abandoned island, unarmed, and your goal is survival.

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Watch The Historic SpaceX Reusable Rocket Launch Here

After launch at 10:36 Florida time, SpaceX successfully brought its used Falcon 9 rocket down to the company's ground-based Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon rocket booster previously propelled a space station resupply mission in June, called CRS-11. The launch, which includes basic supplies for astronauts aboard the ISS, also includes several significant experiments, including some that could help in developing methods of growing crops in space, on the Moon and eventually on ...

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Facebook's Snooze lets you unfollow someone for 30 days

Facebook's Shruthi Muraleedharan writes, "One of our core News Feed values is giving people more control". Facebook's announcement comes during a week a former executive expressed guilt for helping to create tools that, in his view, were ripping society apart .

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Destiny 2's holiday event adds snowballs, Mayhem and new gear

The social spaces will also have a hockey rink, complete with a giant puck. Craft these and give the resulting gifts to their respective NPCs across Destiny 2's solar system and you'll get a gift in return in an activity that'll be repeatable every day.

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Apple launches revolutionary RM20,999 iMac Pro in Malaysia

From researchers to videographers, the iMac is capable of even the most demanding tasks. Based on a few comparisons to roughly equivalent Windows systems, the folks over at Apple Insider found that many iMac Pro competitors often costed slightly more than Apple's new high-end all-in-one, but they weren't that far off.

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Oumuamua: the mysterious rock travelling through space is not an alien starship

The organisers of the Breakthrough Listen programme started the operation on Wednesday at the Green Bank Telescope in the USA state of West Virginia. Originally thought to be a comet, the object revealed characteristics that are more similar to an asteroid-more rock and less ice. At approximately 100 feet by 100 feet by 600 feet (30 meters by 30 meters by 180 meters), the object has proportions roughly similar to a fire extinguisher - though not almost as red, Jewitt said in November.

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Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

The company announced that it is going into full production with what it described as "top five original equipment manufacturers (OEM)". To satisfy the claims, Vivo is indeed amongst the top five smartphone OEMs, after Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi, in terms of shipment results of the third quarter of 2017 (IDC Tracker).

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Alphabet's moonshot factory Google X sells wireless internet technology to Andhra Pradesh

APFSL, a part of BharatNet initiative has 52% of ring and 48% of linear connectivity and covers 85% of households in the state. Alphabet X will provide two thousand FSOC links, technology that is an offshoot of its Project Loon initiative, to the state.

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Samsung S9 will look like S8?

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it will start sales of a smartphone case exclusively designed for the flagship Galaxy Note 8 next week in South Korea. It is heavily rumored to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 processor in the U.S. and Samsung Exynos in other selective countries. Unlike the S8 and S8+ phones, where are almost identical apart from the display changes, the S9 and S9+ will be significantly different.

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Pokemon Crystal Sets Release Date for 3DS eShop

As Nintendo points out, this means Pokemon from all 29 core games in the series can now be imported into the latest games. Crystal Version gave players the ability to choose the gender of their character which was a first for the franchise .

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Facebook won't pay publishers to create videos from 2018

The social media giant is also updating News Feed ranking to improve distribution of videos from publishers and creators that users actively want to watch . Though Facebook's revenue is growing, and the number of users is still rising, the company is struggling to keep people engaged for longer time on the site, and it thinks this problem can be solved by videos, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research Group.

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Huawei Enjoy 7s Scheduled for December 18 Launch: Report Suggests

Today, Honor's new smartphone is reportedly spotted on a Chinese benchmarking website, TENNA. The device may come in colour choices like black, white, blue and grey, says the report . The invite hints existence of some pretty cool artificial intelligence features in the Honor 9 Lite . The device, like the Honor 9i and Honor 9 , will reportedly sport a dual camera system on the back.

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LG Refreshes 'All Day Battery' Gram Laptops for 2018

With the new Gram laptops for 2018, LG is including 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and SSD storage, although we're not entirely sure how much of it you can get. Naturally, all use IPS panels. LG says that the casing on the new machines is entirely constructed from "Nano Carbon Magnesium". Finally, the new Gram laptops include a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello authentication, USB-C connectivity, and DTS Headphone X for multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels for 1.5W ...

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New report says Samsung aiming H1 2018 launch for its smart speaker

It plans to make the device available in multiple markets, potentially including the USA, and is weighing a price point around $200, the people said. 'As I mentioned I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and I want to be moving quite heavily on it, ' he added.

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Microsoft Testing a New Xbox App With Mobile Party Chat

In the most recent reports, Twitch holds the spot for 284th most-used app on iOS (381 Android), whereas YouTube Gaming is unranked for both on charts. The new version also introduces several new features such as push notifications, improved search, a more complete chat experience with Viewer list, whispers, basic mod features and more.

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Soon, Google Assistant to feature on older Android phones in India

Mukha also noted that Assistant will begin rolling out to Android tablets in the U.S. beginning next week. Google is bringing Assistant to more Android devices today. Google's push to put the Google Assistant everywhere continues. On more modern phones, the Assistant can be brought up by holding down the home button, or by saying "Ok Google " while the screen is on.


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