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Facebook Messenger Gets Snapchat-Like 'World Effects' AR Stickers Facebook Messenger Gets Snapchat-Like 'World Effects' AR Stickers
- December 14, 2017

Now, instead of just sending your loved ones a static image or standard video, you can spice up your messages with 3D objects that can be dropped anywhere in the vicinity of the camera in your device. Initially, world effects will include objects like a floating heart, an arrow, a 3D Robot and an Unicorn. "Pick an effect and then tap to add it to your image". (more...)
Unexpected discovery: Supermassive black hole the most distant ever detected Unexpected discovery: Supermassive black hole the most distant ever detected
- December 08, 2017

Quasars are actually the brightest and most-distant known celestial objects which are crucial to understanding the early universe, said study co-author Bran Venemans of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany. "But it's pretty hard to get that kind of a mass that early in the universe". The black hole doesn't match up with existing formation models based on what occurred following the Big Bang. (more...)
Student Victims Of Shooting Near Graham, Washington High School Expected To Survive Student Victims Of Shooting Near Graham, Washington High School Expected To Survive
- December 07, 2017

The incident may be gang-related, and the shooters are not believed to be from the Graham area. The Pierce County sheriff's office said one student was found in the parking lot by the Graham-Kapowsin High School football field and another was found in a locker room. (more...)
Voyager 1 spacecraft fires up its thrusters after almost 40 years Voyager 1 spacecraft fires up its thrusters after almost 40 years
- December 06, 2017

These "attitude control thrusters", as they are called, have been degrading for three years now, expending a greater amount of energy and shortening Voyager 1's mission lifespan. "The mood was one of relief, joy and incredulity after witnessing these well-rested thrusters pick up the baton as if no time had passed at all", said Todd Barber, a JPL propulsion engineer. (more...)
Google Is Clamping Down On App Data Collection Google Is Clamping Down On App Data Collection
- December 05, 2017

The Google Safe Browsing Team has announced that it will be pushing a new updated policy that requires all app developers to inform users of what data is being collected, and how they intend to use that data. The changes reflect an update in August to the Personal and Sensitive Information section of Google's Developer Policy Center. It must also be displayed within the normal usage of the app and not be buried in settings. (more...)
Trai backs net neutrality; says internet services must be non-discriminatory Trai backs net neutrality; says internet services must be non-discriminatory
- November 30, 2017

Trai had partially addressed the topic of Net neutrality in February 2016 when it ruled in favour of prohibiting discriminatory tariffs for data. "Nobody owns the internet". The regulator will come out with a consultation paper on over-the-top (OTT) players soon. CDNs enable telecom deliver content within their network without going through the public internet in order to create a content ecosystem to drive user traction. (more...)
PUBG Won't Be Banned In China PUBG Won't Be Banned In China
- November 24, 2017

The popularity of PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battlegrounds has been well documented, with the game having sold over 20,000,000 copies despite being in early access. " Tencent will localize and operate the game by catering to the preferences of Chinese gamers". "The slogans also include excerpts from the report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that reflects China's core values", the paper found. (more...)
Apple Buys AR Headset Company Vrvana For $30 Million Apple Buys AR Headset Company Vrvana For $30 Million
- November 23, 2017

The headset was designed with the combination of augmented reality and virtual reality technologies in a single "extended reality" device, merging VR capabilities with cameras to enable screen-based augmented reality features. This is different and slightly better than the methods of Microsoft's HoloLens and Windows' Mixed Reality headsets as it means the Totem is able to overlay completely opaque images and animations over the real world rather than ghost-like projections. (more...)
Apple HomePod Speaker Delayed, Will Miss Holiday Shopping Season Apple HomePod Speaker Delayed, Will Miss Holiday Shopping Season
- November 18, 2017

The HomePod , which streams tunes from Apple Music, takes voice commands via Siri, and controls smart home appliances, was originally announced in June at the companys annual developer conference. The delay could be related to obtaining the raw materials for the HomePod's components, as John Martellaro suggested on Friday's TMO Daily Observations podcast. (more...)
Watch the 'Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris' reveal right here Watch the 'Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris' reveal right here
- November 16, 2017

The opening or gate to the Infinite Forest is on Mercury. Oh hell yeah. Bungie didn't give many details on the stream, but all you need to know is in the header there. Heroic strikes, which were in the first game, are returning with the DLC. Once you finish the campaign you'll be privy to many of Osiris' secrets, one of which will let you build weapons that incorporate Vex designs. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 now has a microphone issue Google Pixel 2 now has a microphone issue
- November 10, 2017

For the screen burn-in though, Google in a blog post has explained that it will roll out a software update to minimize the burn-in issue, but at this point in time, we are too skeptical on that. It doesn't happen on the Pixel 2 but only on the bigger variant. Many users have claimed that by simply blowing on the microphone, you can fix the problem to some degree. (more...)
Video shows Florida police officer punch woman in face at football game
- November 07, 2017

The Miami-Dade police department is investigating a shocking video that shows the moment an officer sucker punched an unruly fan during a University of Miami football game on Saturday night. With her eyes half-closed, Freitas flails with her open hand at Detective Douglas Ross , who is carrying her right leg. The officer, who has not yet been identified, struck the suspect after being hit. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition extends security and support for business users Samsung's Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition extends security and support for business users
- November 03, 2017

Today Samsung announced the release the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition in the USA, which takes the core Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and stuffs it with options that should be appealing to business owners looking for a common smartphone for all employees. (more...)
Markelle Fultz ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury Markelle Fultz ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury
- October 31, 2017

Fultz will be evaluated again in three weeks. This is potentially really bad for The Process. Originally reported that Fultz was going to miss the Texas road trip in three straight games, he will now be out "indefinitely" with his shoulder injury, with no structural damage. (more...)
Android users get Android users get "Pay With Google" for simpler mobile shopping
- October 24, 2017

You do not have to type any information as Google automatically fetches your payment-related information and sends it to the merchant. So far, Pay with Google will work a handful of services including Dice in the UK, Kayak in the USA, and iFood in Brazil. (more...)
Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release
- October 21, 2017

It will be called as the Polestar 1 and the production is expected to start by mid-2019. The mid-sized Polestar 2 will follow in late 2019 as a rival to the Tesla Model 3 , while the Polestar 3 will be a larger SUV-style vehicle. The Polestar 1 will be built at Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China. Polestar 1 is based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) but approximately 50% is new and bespoke, created by Polestar's engineers. (more...)
Mississippi's Jefferson Davis Elementary School Renamed In Honor Of Obama Mississippi's Jefferson Davis Elementary School Renamed In Honor Of Obama
- October 19, 2017

Jefferson Davis School will be renamed to Barack Obama Elementary by the 2018-2019 school year. A MS elementary school named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for JPS in September 2017. It's unknown how expensive the name change will be, she said . About 96 percent of students in Jackson Public Schools are African-American. (more...)
Harvest moon makes first October appearance since 2009 Harvest moon makes first October appearance since 2009
- October 08, 2017

The harvest moon is so called because for centuries, farmers waited for it so they could gather in crops to prepare for winter, using its bright light to extend the working day. After rising around sunset, tonight's harvest moon will climb to its highest point around midnight and set in the west around sunrise. While the Harvest Moon only occurs once a year, its benefits continue on for several nights. (more...)
Nomura/Instinet Says Tesla Inc (TSLA) Is Going To $500 Nomura/Instinet Says Tesla Inc (TSLA) Is Going To $500
- October 05, 2017

On August 17 Citigroup left the stock rating at "Neutral" but raised the price expectation from $357.00 to $371.00. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Tesla by 5.0% during the first quarter. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . In other Tesla news, VP Eric Branderiz sold 99 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. (more...)
Bali Volcano Eruption May Occur in a 'Matter of Hours' Bali Volcano Eruption May Occur in a 'Matter of Hours'
- September 27, 2017

Increasingly frequent tremors show the molten magma is still rising towards the surface, with the mountain entering a "critical phase", said the national disaster mitigation agency. There are about 41,000 Catholics out of a population of approximately 8.5 million in Bali . More than 57,000 people living near the mountain have been evacuated from their homes, and the area is under the highest level volcano alert. (more...)
Download the iOS 11 now for your iPhone/iPad Download the iOS 11 now for your iPhone/iPad
- September 22, 2017

We all know it will seem considerably harder to make justice of Rs 1,02,000 price tag for the iPhone X . That is cool. After months of beta testing, Apple pushed-out the next-generation mobile operating system to iPhone and iPad users worldwide earlier this week. (more...)
Hospital Removes Nurses That Called Newborns 'Mini Satans' Hospital Removes Nurses That Called Newborns 'Mini Satans'
- September 20, 2017

The employees in the photos work at the Naval Jacksonville Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, as identified in a Facebook post that was shared almost 250,000 times. The sick employees were "removed from patient care", the hospital said. Another picture shows a staff member making an obscene gesture at an infant. (more...)
Teva appoints new chief executive after months of speculation Teva appoints new chief executive after months of speculation
- September 13, 2017

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is -48.97%. The Tt International holds 190,243 shares with $6.90 million value, down from 938,594 last quarter. Several other analysts have also issued reports on TEVA . Additionally Teva Pharmaceutical Industries recently announced a dividend that will be paid on Thursday September 14th, 2017. (more...)
Ryan School Murder Case: Parents protesting subjected to a mild lathi charge Ryan School Murder Case: Parents protesting subjected to a mild lathi charge
- September 12, 2017

Protests continued at other places with the parents of children studying in Ryan International School's Noida and Greater Noida branches seeking an assurance regarding safety of their wards. The victim's father expressed doubts about the way the investigation is being carried out and demanded a CBI probe . Reportedly, many people received injuries after the police resorted to lathicharge the gathering outside the gate. (more...)
'We can beat Wales' says Moldova boss 'We can beat Wales' says Moldova boss
- September 07, 2017

Woodburn is likely to play again when Wales take on Moldova in what is a must-win game for their hopes of qualifying for the showpiece event in Russian Federation in 2018. Global teammate Gareth Bale had only positives to say about Woodburn. Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after giving Wales the lead in Moldova . He's a typical winger, likes to take on a player, likes to shoot, likes to cross. (more...)
Scientists Discovered Black Hole: 100000 Times More Massive Than the Sun Scientists Discovered Black Hole: 100000 Times More Massive Than the Sun
- September 07, 2017

The researchers spotted what appeared to be a huge cloud of gas behaving oddly in the interior of the Milky Way . Not at all like those that make up other interstellar mists, have the gasses in this cloud - including hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide - moved at fiercely different speeds. (more...)
The Witcher Game Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary The Witcher Game Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary
- September 06, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of The Witcher as an unbelievable RPG series, developer CD Projekt Red has released a very cool and sweet video featuring a number of familiar faces, and places. If you're a fan of the series then you should definitely check this out. He addresses the audience directly. Both women are possible love interests for Geralt during the series, which suggests this round-up should just be a who's who of Geralt's exes. (more...)
15 mysterious radio emissions detected in alien life probe 15 mysterious radio emissions detected in alien life probe
- September 01, 2017

FRBs are brief, bright pulses of radio emission that originate from distant galaxies. While we know the general location of FRB 121102 - a dwarf galaxy about 3 billion light years away - we don't quite know yet what generates these sounds. (more...)
Square Enix Hints At Final Fantasy XV For Nintendo Switch Square Enix Hints At Final Fantasy XV For Nintendo Switch
- August 23, 2017

I hope that Square Enix goes for the console version of Final Fantasy XV . Their premium games tend to come at a premium cost. The game itself is a stripped down version of Final Fantasy XV but still features the same storyline. What we don't know is the steps the developers would have to take to get the game running at an acceptable level on Nintendo's hardware. "I think a lot of people do want the mods as free as possible", he said, "and with as few limitations from our side as ... (more...)
Android 8.0 is now officially Android Oreo Android 8.0 is now officially Android Oreo
- August 22, 2017

Google has been prepping up for the new iteration of Android for quite some time now, constantly releasing developer previews. Android is the world's most widely used mobile operating system. New notification dots have also been added which will flag when an app has an alert waiting to be addressed. Using this mode will allow users to browse their smartphone even when the YouTube app window is open. (more...)
Here's your first look at the BMW Z4 Concept Here's your first look at the BMW Z4 Concept
- August 18, 2017

Caution is advised due to this car's concept status, but if the design seen here is anything to go by, expect a bold new look when the 2018 Z4 is officially revealed. On the concept, it features two longitudinal vents to accentuate its length. However, these are unlikely to make production, according to Autocar's sources . (more...)
SoundCloud saved by SoundCloud saved by "largest financing round" in company's history
- August 17, 2017

The new round raised Dollars 169.5 million. "The core of our company is the creators", said Ljung, who is becoming chairman of SoundCloud . The company outlined the investments in a blog post, while it also announced that former Vimeo executive Kerry Trainor will be taking over as CEO... (more...)
Lexington, Ky. Mayor Says Confederate Statues Are Coming Down After Charlottesville Lexington, Ky. Mayor Says Confederate Statues Are Coming Down After Charlottesville
- August 15, 2017

The mayor suggested the statues be moved to a community park. The speaker of the Maryland state House on Monday called for the removal of a statue of Roger B. The move comes after a vehicle plowed through a group of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "They are there as symbols of racial hatred and that's why we feel they should come down". (more...)
See partial lunar eclipse over Qatar sky tomorrow See partial lunar eclipse over Qatar sky tomorrow
- August 07, 2017

Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report. This eclipse can be seen with naked eye. The main difference from one event to another is the degree to which the totally eclipsed Moon is darkened and how colourful it might be. (more...)
2017's DC TV Crossover Has Been Dated, Will Span Two Nights 2017's DC TV Crossover Has Been Dated, Will Span Two Nights
- August 05, 2017

Thus, with time quickly creeping up for another sublime small screen superhero association that will, again, team the heroes of Arrow , The Flash , Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow , the network has unveiled the details for their 2017 crossover event. (more...)

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