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NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Centre in California on Monday revealed the "most reliable" catalogue yet of potential planets in the galaxy, bringing the total to 4034. "It's the closest to Earth in size and orbit", said Mullally, "but there is still a lot we don't know about this planet". The result is some of the nearest Earth-analogues found so far, including one known as KOI-7711. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm may reach Texas

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area on Tuesday. But he says these systems tend to move more quickly than the models analyze and is expecting the area's wettest weather to be Thursday evening. [Full Article...]

Al-Jazeera Twitter account 'suspended'

The Doha-based group, which is believed to be partly responsible for the current diplomatic tussle between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, said on its English Twitter account, "The @AJArabic Twitter account has been suspended". He added that Qatar should respond to worldwide and regional calls that request it to stop its support to extremism and terrorism. Qatari special forces on patrol in Doha. [Full Article...]

G7 talks end with gap between U.S., other states

Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Monday that the United States will achieve goals to limit climate change set by the Obama administration despite President Donald Trump's decision to quit a 2015 global pact . The U.S. also wanted to say that it will continue to lead by making emissions reductions, as demonstrated by the cut in domestic carbon dioxide compared to levels before 1994. [Full Article...]

Fires and worst storm in decades kill nine people in South Africa

Fires and worst storm in decades kill nine people in South Africa Eight people were killed Wednesday, including a family of four who died after their home caught fire caused by lightning. Nearly 10 000 people were forced to evacuate their homes from about 20 suburbs and at least 300 structures were completely destroyed, with many more still in danger, the provincial ministry for local government said. [Full Article...]

Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

Apple is expected to announce plans this week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, but initial changes were expected to add just a small number of capabilities. Along with playing music content, the unit will also send texts and control home gadgets. Speakers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and so do most of Apple's products, so it seems reasonable to ... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight

Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight Tim Long of BMO Capital , who has a Market Perform rating on Qualcomm stock, and an Outperform on Apple shares, writes that the move by Qualcomm "is not unexpected, as we believe the breach of contract is not being disputed by either side". [Full Article...]

Vive Unveils New Wireless, Standalone VR Headset

Google worked with Qualcomm to develop the design for the standalone headset. Instead of sliding your phone inside the headset, the new Vive VR viewer already has the screen, power and room-mapping smarts packed in. The current HTC Vive requires the sizable headset to be tethered to a substantial PC rig - but the Taiwanese firm has now cut the cord with its more mobile Vive standalone offering. [Full Article...]

Teens dangle from Golden Gate Bridge by their FINGERTIPS

Teens dangle from Golden Gate Bridge by their FINGERTIPS However, the act of the thrill-seekers revealed to the authorities that the multi-million dollar security system of Golden Gate Bridge has some gaps. "These climbers' reckless actions could have caused immeasurable harm to those driving below". [Full Article...]

Apple Releases Security Updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs

The update brings iOS to 10.3.2, macOS Sierra to 10.12.5, watchOS to 3.2.2, tvOS to 10.2.1, iCloud for Windows to 6.2.1, Safari to 10.1.1, iTunes for Windows to 12.6.1. You can get the tvOS 10.2 update on your fourth-generation Apple TV via Settings System Software Updates Update Software. The update can be installed through the App Store. [Full Article...]

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows

Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, Windows Back in 2014, Microsoft announced its plans to bring Phantom Dust back with a complete re-make. After hiding in the shadows for months, Microsoft has suddenly dropped Phantom Dust Remastered on Xbox One and Windows 10 . So will you be playing Phantom Dust come tomorrow? The series then laid dormant until a re-release was confirmed in 2016, with a vague promise of a release before E3 2017. [Full Article...]

Netflix Blocking Rooted Phones Following Latest Update

Netflix Blocking Rooted Phones Following Latest Update With this change, only devices that are Google certified and meet all standard Android requirements will be able to download Netflix . The video streaming giant confirmed to Android Police that its app is not visible on Google Play to anyone with a device that has been altered or is not Google-certified. [Full Article...]

Instagram finally snags Snapchat's beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature

Instagram finally snags Snapchat's beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature TechCrunch spotted a test that Instagram is doing around place-based stories, so when you tap a location tag that someone has added to their Story, you can see other Stories added to that location. Awesome stuff! Instagram , it looks like you've done it again! Face Filters work not only with photos, but also with videos and Boomerangs. Elsewhere, the selfie sticker feature was created to uti... [Full Article...]

McKayla Maroney Denies She Was Hacked After Racy Video

McKayla Maroney Denies She Was Hacked After Racy Video Now Maroney is at the center of another viral sensation, because of an Instagram video she posted Saturday. "I didn't get hacked . unfollow if u need to. That ambition has made her an even stronger presence on social media, and she often posts photos of herself modeling crop tops and figure-hugging ensembles. [Full Article...]

Motorola Announces the Moto C and C Plus, Starting at Around $100

Yes, you heard that right. For Lenovo and Motorola , the smartphone business is in trouble, and the company is facing tough competition from players like Oppo, vivo, which are doing much better in a market like China, as well as India. The 3G and 4G variants of the Moto C will be backed by a 2,350mAh battery that might not last more than a day long usage. Motorola already sells the budget... [Full Article...]

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard

First SLS, Orion flight delayed to 2019, no crew aboard NASA will not send astronauts around the moon next year, space agency officials announced on Friday, despite a White House request to investigate a lunar flyby. The delay would push back the rocket's second flight beyond 2021, said NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier. NASA has yet to formally reschedule the EM-1 flight date, but told the GAO it would do so by September 30, the end ... [Full Article...]

Astronaut duo conducting 200th ISS spacewalk

Astronaut duo conducting 200th ISS spacewalk Because of the decreased battery charge on both spacesuits, the astronauts focused on their most important task first for an abbreviated spacewalk. It provides power, cooling and communications capability to the spacesuit before the astronauts exit the space station, according to Rob Navias, the NASA TV commentator for Friday's excursion. [Full Article...]

What a Google Fuchsia preview reveals

What a Google Fuchsia preview reveals There's a split-screen mode as well, and the Home screen is a vertical list of cards (apps), with the User profile in the center. Android users can check out the progress right on their devices, and see what might be the demise of their current OS. [Full Article...]

Queso races, insane games bring NASCAR fans to Talladega infield party

Queso races, insane games bring NASCAR fans to Talladega infield party With the Ford of Darrell Wallace Jr. plowing into the inside backstretch wall behind him on the final lap, Almirola held the top spot to the finish, beating Sadler, the series leader, to the finish line by.142 seconds. The Big One on the Blvd has quickly become a popular tradition on race weekends at Talladega , with fans gathering for a Mardi Gras-style parade featuring NASCAR drivers that lea... [Full Article...]

What to Know About the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

What to Know About the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower It was at this time the Earth passes through a meteor shower high activity of ETA-Aquarids, peaking on those dates, but star rain will last until the end of the month. A front moving through South Florida today should clear the state by Saturday morning , leaving skies with 30 percent cloud cover and a 12 percent chance of rain. [Full Article...]


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