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Samsung Galaxy S8: Facial recognition unlock system bypassed using a photograph

Samsung has revealed the pricing on its DeX Station, which is priced at $149.99 (Rs 9,700 approx). Not to forget, the regular variants of both flagships will also go up on sale on the same date - April 21. India prices for the devices hasn't been announced as of now. Samsung is also expected to bump up the front camera to an 8-megapixel sensor. Apart from the hard-to-reach fingerprint scanner, there is one more thing that the Galaxy S8 series has been criticized for - its facial ... Read More

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Astronaut closes in on spacewalk record

But her accomplishments don't stop there. Dr. Peggy Annette Whitson is a biochemistry scientist and also a former NASA Chief Astronaut . That's the most spacewalks ever performed by a woman. They were working on employing four large cloth panels of the ISS to cover the entry point where the docking harbour had been, and at this point, suddenly one of the fabric shields drifted away from the space and started soaring freely in space. Read More

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April Fools' Comet Coming Close To Earth April 1

April Fools' Comet Coming Close To Earth April 1

On Saturday, a day full of jokes and pranks, a real comet will swoop close to Earth. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak was first spotted in 1858, and this weekend, it will make its closest approach to Earth. " These are comets that have been captured by the gravity of Jupiter, forcing them in an orbit that takes them between the sun and the gas giant ", Slooh.com said. Read More

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World's oldest spacewoman sets spacewalking record

It was Whitson's eighth spacewalk , making her surpass the previous the record of seven set by another USA astronaut Sunita Williams . Iowa native astronaut Peggy Whitson set another record on Thursday. They were in the process of using four large cloth panels to cover the access point where the docking port had been when one of the fabric shields suddenly drifted away and floated off into space. Read More

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Distracted driving campaign underway in Longport

Distracted driving campaign underway in Longport

Officers will have a special emphasis throughout the month of April on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The annual Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign starts this Saturday, April 1st. Drivers who are ticketed for this violation can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense, and $500 for each subsequent offense. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,477 people were killed and an estimated 391,000 ... Read More

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SpaceX set to launch its first recycled rocket

The first stage being reflown originally took flight in April 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with supplies for the International Space Station. SES is considering more launches later this year on reused Falcon boosters. Once the re-used rocket has deployed the satellite into orbit it will return to SpaceX's droneship " Of Course I Still Love You ". Read More

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American badger singlehandedly buries cow

American badger singlehandedly buries cow

Prior to this finding, detailed in a study published Friday in the Western North American Naturalist , badgers were known to "cache", or bury, only small creatures like rodents and, on the large end, jackrabbits. "They're an enigmatic species", he added. "A substantial amount of their lifetime is spent either underground or a lot of nocturnal behaviour, so it's hard to directly observe that". Read More

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SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap

But Musk said his company has so far spent about $1 billion to develop reusability for the launch booster, the most expensive part of the rocket. SpaceX has long said it would like to make its entire Falcon 9 rocket reusable. Approximately 32 minutes after launch the rocket will separate from the satellite and begin its descent. SpaceX has completed the other key ingredient of its historic flight today, recovering its Falcon 9 rocket via its floating drone barge. Read More

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Was Trump joking on health care — AP SPIN METER

During the election, the new American president called for health reform that would benefit everyone. "We understand there's probably members in Congress who feel like 'Look, we probably need to revisit this, and we need to make an effort to get it done, ' and if that's the case, if the legislation reaches the president's desk, I'm sure he'll look to sign it", Short told The Associated Press . Read More

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Massive fire in Atlanta destroys major highway, "several months" to rebuild

He would not give a more specific timeline. Especially when the fire burns for a long duration. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found no evidence that the collapse is related to terrorism. One reporter wrote on Twitter shortly before the collapse of the overpass, "Massive Fire 85 N Bound". "The first few days are going to be hard". GUIDE | How do I get around on MARTA? . Read More

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Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone

Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone

While a more concrete picture of the damage from Cyclone Debbie will be clearer in coming weeks, economists say Australia's first quarter gross domestic output could be lower by 0.4 percent, in the worst-case scenario. Areas west of Brisbane are being smashed by creek and river levels similar to those seen in the 2011 and 2013 fatal floods. No deaths were reported, but authorities feared fatalities after logging more than 100 flood rescues during the night. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Not Convincing Enough

The maximum storage offered in the Galaxy S7 generation is retained here, with Samsung choosing to arm the Galaxy S8 with 64GB. This feature is enabled by default in the settings. Kuo himself admits that this is a hard task, and goes on to suggest that iPhone 8 or 7s could use a mixture of both technologies, with a facial recognition-only phone coming when the tech is more mature. Read More

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North Dakota cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming

North Dakota cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming

Katie Million, commissioner of the women's league of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, said the announcement was "excruciatingly sad" for the University of North Dakota, the WCHA and the sport of women's hockey. His family has another reason for interest in the Fighting Hawks losing women's hockey. "This was a hard decision", said UND Athletic Director Brian Faison. Read More

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US vote paves way for sale of personal customer data

Although this law passed in the Senate and has a likely chance of being signed by President Trump, there's still a few ways to keep your browser history private. But the same thing happens online millions of times a day - in fact, it is the backbone of the internet, generating billions of dollars for companies like Facebook and Google. Read More

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Israeli leader set to approve first new settlement in decades

Israeli leader set to approve first new settlement in decades

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington , DC, on February 15, 2017. A White House official told AP that the president was understanding of Netanyahu's decision to go ahead with rebuilding Amona, since he had given his promise to the evicted residents before his meeting with Trump. Read More

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India interfering in our internal matters

Earlier, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had said that the decision to appoint Raheel Sharif as head of the 39-nation coalition was an administrative decision, not linked to Yemen crisis. He condemned the Indian treatment of its Christians, Muslims and other minorities. China, the United States and Pakistan made efforts towards encouraging Taliban to come to the negotiating table. Read More

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French voters adrift as unconventional election looms

Polls now show Mr. Fillon, the one-time favourite, crashing out in the first round behind Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Macron, following revelations of payments by Parliament to his wife and children as well as loans and lavish gifts from friends. The radical-left Melenchon and conservative Fillon agreed to "re-discuss" the issue of borders in Europe with Russian Federation. Still with another debate to come involving all 11 candidates there is still plenty to play for and in this election race, ... Read More

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Apple fixes 911 cyberattack flaw in latest iOS update

Apple fixes 911 cyberattack flaw in latest iOS update

The scheme, developed by an 18-year-old in Arizona, reportedly affected emergency call centers in at least 12 states and operated as simple Javascript code. With its faster animations and new file system, iOS 10.3 was already worth downloading ASAP, but this is yet another reason to upgrade. One other cool feature? The iOS 10.3.2 update appears to be a maintenance upgrade which means it will appeal to a select groups of users: Developers, those who want to gauge performance ahead of the ... Read More

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SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 reusable rocket

The success of this mission was essential for SpaceX's survival. The company spent at least $1 billion developing the technology to land and refly its rockets and aims to recoup its investment in the next year or so, Musk said. The $6 million fairing achieved its own soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean using an onboard thruster system and a parachute, Musk said. Putting the satellite into the planned geostationary transfer orbit would use most of the on-board fuel, although SpaceX didn't ... Read More

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Why the Dolphin's owner voted against the Raiders move Las Vegas

ESPN noted that the Raiders' star quarterback, Derek Carr , tweeted a statement thick with mixed feelings about the move. With the team approved to move from Oakland to Las Vegas by the 2020 season, there certainly is a chance that fans who normally would show up to root for the Raiders at home games will be so spurned that they take their frustrations out on the players and coaches. Read More

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West Indian manatee go from 'endangered' to 'threatened

West Indian manatee go from 'endangered' to 'threatened

Access to sufficient warm water in winter can be limited, risking even more cold-related deaths. Collisions with vessels remain the manatee's primary cause of death. Several environmental groups have already said they'll sue to overturn the decision. Refuge officials defended the experiences as having helped make some visitors "a lot more conservation-minded". Read More

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