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Mobile Galaxy S8 Oreo update rolling out now

It comes with firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 and also contains the March 2018 security patch. However, this build has been confirmed to be a proper stable release that's now rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 units in France. Under the hood, there is...

Astronaut Scott Kelly and his brother are still identical twins, NASA says

Science topics aren't easy to digest. Nasa said in a statement: 'Nasa has a grasp on what happens to the body after the standard-duration six-month missions aboard the International Space Station , but Scott Kelly's one-year mission is a steppin...

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in S

Motsoaledi called his counterparts to find ways to prevent the spread of the disease in the region. Motsoaledi announced that the government had found the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which causes listeriosis, at plants belonging to Enterprise ...

Wynn Resorts to pay $2.6B to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

The stock increased 2.63% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $15.22. Overall, 1.09 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $809.93 Million. Howard Hughes Institute invested 0.92% of its portfolio in Wynn Resorts, ...

Malcolm Butler reportedly agrees to deal with Titans

Like I said , I made a statement yesterday and I said he benched a four-year vet [Kyle Arrington in Super Bowl XLIX] for a rookie. Multiple sources, including NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, reported that the free agent cornerback will sign a contract...

Spotify to list on April 3; projects path to profit

Spotify is targeting revenue growth of 25 per cent to 35 per cent, compared to 39 per cent past year when it reached 4.1 billion euros (S$6.64 billion) in sales. The direct listing will allow the Stockholm-based company to begin life as a debt-free p...

Super Bomberman R goes multiplatform with help from Ratchet and Master Chief

Multiply the fun and play with up to eight players* in "Battle" mode , or jump into the competitive Grand Prix mode. New characters are joining the fight. Play with up to 8 players locally or 8 players online! Which team will show the best skill...

RIP: Stephen Hawking's Most Inspiring Quotes Are More Relevant Than Ever

Hawking , in a 2014 interview with journalist Pablo Jauregui of El Mundo , made the controversial statement "I'm an atheist". With Einstein, most people are familiar with e=mc2, but they don't know what it means. He was born in Oxford, England o...

Microsoft to expand Azure Cloud services in Europe, Middle East

Sayed Hashish, regional manager for Microsoft Gulf, told Gulf News that the UAE launch is part of a wider expansion that will see Microsoft launch four new facilities globally. Choudry adds that Microsoft believes there is going to be two billion gam...

Putin Seeking to Challenge US in Race to Mars

Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) has unveiled Russia's plan to launch a series of missions to Mars . "The closest mission is very soon, we are planning to launch a mission to Mars in 2019", the president said in an interview shown i...

New Microsoft Teams features include Cortana integration

The first capability is an integration with the company's Cortana virtual assistant that will allow workers to use spoken commands in Microsoft Teams . The other feature coming to Microsoft Teams this year is cloud recording that will enable...

Fitbit's latest smartwatch attempt borrows heavily from Apple Watch design and features

The Fitbit Versa is the company's attempt to recapture the portion of the fitness market they had lost to Apple , and it certainly seems as if they're positioned to do just that. The company's new "smartwatch for all" also takes things a step furth...

The Witchwood is Hearthstone's first expansion of 2018

If you're really keen to learn the cards, the Hearthstone team will host a livestream on its Twitch channel at 11am PT on March 26th where it will start revealing them. A total of 135 new cards are being added in the upcoming expansion, and some...

Samsung's new 'invisible' QLED TV with Bixby will merge with the background

Before you mount the TV , you'll snap a picture of the wall it's going to hang on-it doesn't matter if it's brick, wood, patterned wallpaper, or just a white wall-and then after it's up, you can set that picture as the TV's background. Samsung has ...

No vote to be held today on pension reform bill

With chants of "find funding first" coming from the flood of teachers outside the senate chamber Friday, lawmakers backpedaled on Senate Bill 1, sending it back to the State and Local Government Committee rather than putting it to a vote.

New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond

The Bank of Canada has hidden a digital Easter egg in its website celebrating the new $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond , unveiled Thursday in Halifax. Her sister, Wanda Robson , was among those who attended a 2016 ceremony w...

Gunfire reported at veterans home in Yountville, California

The law enforcement departments who have responded to the hostage situation include the Napa County Sheriff, Napa Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An armored police vehicle, ...

Samsung Galaxy On Max price slashed; find out the new price

Which will obviously require more time. Instead, both of them come with a traditional fingerprint scanner on their back below the camera module. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's latest flagship of Note series yet to receive Android Oreo updat...

Send Your Name to the Sun Aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe

The aim of the mission is to study how the solar wind and energy affect Earth and other worlds. The spacecraft is about the size of a small vehicle and will travel directly into the Sun's "atmosphere" to a distance of about 4 million miles from...

Unprompted, creepy laughing from Alexa is freaking out Echo users

Streaming music through Deezer on Alexa devices is starting to roll out to users from today, though this will be a gradual rollout so it's possible not all users will see the availability immediately. Amazon first introduced Alexa alongside th...

Oculus Rift headsets are offline following a software error

Over on the Oculus Rift support page, the following message is being displayed: "If you are using an Nvidia GPU and now experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you are using driver version 388.59".

Toyota unveils the GR Supra Racing concept in Geneva

You might think it unusual that Toyota would use a motorsports vehicle to shape its road cars , but that is actually what Kiichiro Toyoda believes in. The Supra was originally a sport-tuned Celica model before becoming its own rear-wheel drive spo...

Heads Up: Chinese Space Station Crashing Back to Earth Sometime Soon

Aerospace Corporation predicts it will be within a week of the beginning of April, while the European Space Agency says it will come down between 24th March and 19th April. The Aerospace Corporation in a statement informed that there is a chance t...

Nintendo Switch Activity Logs Reset After A Year

Launch-day games like Breath of the Wild are affected. Through the official website of Nintendo Japan , we've found out that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild OST has been officially announced, spanning 5 CDs for a total of 211 tracks.

Scientists find mega-colony of penguins

More than 1.5 million of the birds were found in 2015 during a survey of the area, according to a report in the journal Scientific Reports . The number of Adelie penguins discovered on the Danger Islands represents more than all the recorded pop...

No New Nintendo Switch, Retailers Told To Crank Up Peripheral Sales

It's become old news but the Nintendo Switch has had one helluva first-year thanks to excellent marketing and an incredible slate of first and third party games. Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and...hold a recital, catch a fish, ...

Nokia 7 Plus with Android One unveiled at MWC 2018

In a nod to the "banana phone" nickname it earned courtesy of the curved design, HMD is offering the Nokia 8110 in banana yellow and, for those who want a more Matrix-like phone, black. The dual-camera setup on the back, made by Zeiss optics, fea...

Apple moves iCloud encryption keys for Chinese users to China

While Apple has always hosted iCloud keys in the United States - thus making it necessary to involve the USA justice system in any requests for user data - the company said it must comply with China's new laws requiring the data to be stored locall...

Facebook Pulls VR First-Person Shooter from Conservative Political Conference

A demo clip of Bullet Train hosted on the Oculus Rift website shows that at least one level in the game involves the player fighting through waves of "resistance forces" in a fairly generic rail station setting. The company is facing criticism over...

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

Maybe your friend who loves hunting Pokemon with you, because the new Ghostbusters World augmented-reality game looks pretty cool. The core gameplay will be skill-based and feature the latest in AR technology, with even more intriguing features t...

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Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electrom...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was se...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysi...

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition k...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is ...

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

It is reported by Interfax Thursday, 4 October. The trio's departure leaves three crew members aboard the space station , headed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who took ov...

Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto . ...

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Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

The last time a woman was awarded a Nobel was in 2015, when Youyou Tu was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for that year, "for her discoveries concernin...

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Tasuku Honjo , distinguished professor at Kyoto University, has won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protein responsible for suppressing ...

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Along with Donna Strickland, he...

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall, both in Mexico ...

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Rover 1A and Rover 1B were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , the mothership, 60 meters above the asteroid's surface, and this was a moment of anxiety for all concerned because of the rough ...

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

There's still more drama ahead: Hayabusa 2 is due to drop a bigger rover known as MASCOT to Ryugu's surface on October 3, followed by rounds of surface sampling and the release ...

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest ne...

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

Yesterday, JAXA said in a tweet that it had lost communication with the rovers after they dropped from the spacecraft. The landing of both rovers marks the world's first moving...

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Several minutes later, the firefighter handed Carlson his silver laptop computer - the one he hadn't backed up that had valuable information about two business ventures. "I'm still...