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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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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

This is sometimes referred to as a 'micromoon, ' and is the opposite of the well-known supermoon, or perigee (when the moon is at its closest to Earth ). The moon will take on a...

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

But those in North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere are out of luck, as the eclipse will be happening during daytime hours. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks be...

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as th...

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Prior to the launch, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, nearby at Patrick Air Force Base, took off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to secure the Eastern Range ens...

World looks to the skies as ´blood moon´ eclipse begins

It's definitely a bummer for anyone in North America, but there's still a way to watch the eclipse happen live. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse ...

Keep an eye out for the longest lunar eclipse this July

Moonrise will be at 20.49 BST in London, 21.46 in Glasgow, 21.02 in Cardiff and 21.27 in Belfast, with mid-eclipse occurring at 21.21 and the "total" phase ending at around 22.13. ...

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA . It makes it easier to see wit...

Trump could move this week to end California's clean-car authority

California and 16 other states, plus the District of Columbia sued May 2 to block the Trump administration from pumping the brakes on emissions standards. The revision would al...

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past. All of that water is either locked up in solid form, howe...

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Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

In the US , the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. ET, making it too light outside for the blood moon...

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

The two pieces of amber also contained insects, remains of plants and invertebrates, indicating the snakes were living in a humid and warm tropical rain forest with a freshwater ...

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

In June 2017, the same team discovered two mile-wide moons and five lost moons. It's also probably the smallest moon that Jupiter has, according to Sheppard. We've got a nice l...

Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

New Shepard performed as expected during today's flight, appearing to ace the test, Cornell said . Blue Origin accomplished a low-altitude abort test with a previous version of th...

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

The survey looked for objects one kilometre and larger, so there is a chance that there are other, smaller "moonlets" in orbit around the giant Jupiter. They are thought to be the ...

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center officially upgraded the tropical system known as Chris to a Category 1 Hurricane Tuesday evening. The center of the storm was located 245 miles ...

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

In 2016, he also reported a loan balance between $15,000 and $50,000. The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. ...

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

This is all conjecture, of course. "Obviously the more there is, the more opportunities there are to highlight why he's problematic", one senior Democratic aide said, adding...

Russian Progress 70 Becomes Fastest Spacecraft to Reach the Space Station

The freighter, designated Progress 70, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 EDT and arrived at the ISS at 9:31 EDT after successfully docking with the sta...