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Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes

Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes

The planet is called HAT-P-26b, and it circles around a star that is about double the age of our own sun. Researchers at the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre used transmission spectroscopy to study the planet, also known as HAT-P-26b. "This analysis shows that there is a lot more diversity in the atmospheres of these exoplanets than we were expecting, which is providing insight into how planets can form and evolve differently than in our solar system", said second author David K. Read More

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The One Belt One Road explained

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Saturday with the intent of signing a memorandum of cooperation to boost Chinese investments in Greece. Representatives from more than 100 countries will attend China's biggest diplomatic event of the year, though only one leader from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, is set to join. Read More

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Arctic nations sign scientific cooperation agreement

On Thursday, in Fairbanks, the USA will hand over chairmanship to Finland. "So far, it has been possible to prevent conflicts in other parts of the world from spreading to the Arctic region". "I think that that is important to recognize that while there is much that we're learning in a new Trump administration - a lot of unknowns - this declaration is as clear a reference point as we have on the new administration's view of climate", she said. Read More

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Judge approves emissions-cheating settlement for 3-liter VWs

Judge approves emissions-cheating settlement for 3-liter VWs

Breyer called Thursday's settlement "fair, reasonable and adequate", and the firm representing consumer plaintiffs opposing VW said it was "very pleased" with the decision. Those who own newer cars will get compensation of $7,039 to $16,114. The 3-liter deal, which was given initial approval in February, offers a mix of buybacks for older models and the prospect of an emissions modification for the rest. Read More

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Spammers Send FCC Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

Spammers Send FCC Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

The FCC later said that it was hit by "multiple" cyberattacks shortly after the show aired created to "bombard the FCC's comment system with a high amount of traffic to our commercial cloud host". The text of the tens of thousands of identical comments that have been sent comes from the Center for Individual Freedom, a right-wing interest group that has consistently been rabidly anti-net neutrality. Read More

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Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note 7 reportedly to go on sale by June

Samsung's chip business was the company's stellar performer, with a record 6.3trn won (€5bn) operating profit. As such, Samsung has also reported a revenue of KRW 50.55 trillion, an increase of KRW 0.77 trillion YoY for the quarter. South Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to launch its new flagship model in its flagship lineup of phones later this year. And Samsung has also been rocked by political woes, as its vice chairman and heir apparent Jay Y. Read More

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Cortana is Entering the Speaker Space, Thanks to Harman Kardon

Cortana is Entering the Speaker Space, Thanks to Harman Kardon

According to market research firm, eMarketer, Amazon's Echo holds almost 71% of the USA voice-enabled speaker market, while Google has a almost 24% share. Microsoft's voice assistant, named Cortana, has so far existed only on mobile devices and in the company's Windows operating system. Featuring 7 microphones embedded into the speaker, using Harman's beam forming, echo cancellation, and noise reduction algorithms the device ensures that Cortana can hear you, even in challenging and noisy ... Read More

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'Near-normal' life expectancy for young HIV patients thanks to new treatments

'Near-normal' life expectancy for young HIV patients thanks to new treatments

They said the success of the latest drug treatments was a result of them having fewer side effects and being more efficient at preventing the virus from replicating in the body, reports the BBC . HIV patients who began treatment since 2008 can expect to live to almost 70, according to a new study which said recent developments in treatment have extended the life expectancy of a patient by 10 years. Read More

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This is Payday VR

This is Payday VR

The trailer shows somebody playing the new VR mode, with an HTC Vive headset and motion controllers being used. The game will be available for free for those who already has the Payday 2 game. What are your thoughts on heisting in virtual reality? To make matters even better, the developers announced that this VR mode was not going to be a small experience. Read More

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Ajith Vivegam Teaser Released

Ajith Vivegam Teaser Released

Anirudh Ravichander is the music director, and Vetri is the cinematography of the Movie. The teaser of Ajith's Vivegam has taken fans by storm after it was released on the midnight of May 11. The movie teaser of Vivegam has broken the records of 5 million views of Kabali in 24 hours. According to reports, 75 percent of the film shot was complete and while the rest of the production was ongoing in Chennai The film is slated to release in August 2017. Read More

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Microsoft is now halfway to its most important goal for Windows 10

Windows 10 is now running on a half-billion devices almost two years after its release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed Wednesday during the software maker's annual conference for applications programmers. Microsoft is enforcing strict app policies on Windows 10 and those policies might prevent Google Chrome from ever being released on Windows 10 S. But that total included some machines that were still on store shelves and in warehouses, and it didn't account for corporate users who ... Read More

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Xiaomi launched its Mi Home store in Bengaluru, the first in India

Xiaomi launched its Mi Home store in Bengaluru, the first in India

The upcoming Mi Home stores will be located in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. It is an offline brand store that has all the products that are officially launched in the local market. Over the last four years, Xiaomi has taken a 14 percent share in India's still-growing smartphone market. Xiaomi is also yet to bring its most expensive phones, the Mi Note range to India and Jain says there aren't any immediate plans even as growing segment of affluent Indians gravitate ... Read More

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Hillary Clinton reportedly had 'mixed mind' about Comey's firing

Senate Democrats, in protest, ground routine committee work to a halt. Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. "The only possible rationale at the time was there was something terribly suspicious". US intelligence services have concluded that Russian Federation tried to interfere with last November's elections, as the Kremlin allegedly believed it could do business with Trump as opposed to Clinton. Read More

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Snapchat's growth stalls in Facebook's shadow

In Europe , the company also added 3 million daily users, hitting 55 million DAUs in that region in the first quarter. Snapchat users reached 166 million but yet, the investors are dismayed. Snapchat has faced stiff competition from companies such as Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram. The Stories feature with the disappearing messages was inspired by Facebook's profile timeline and messages which do not disappear. Read More

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Google targeted by email scam impersonating Docs service

Google targeted by email scam impersonating Docs service

Do these satellite images prove North Korea is about to carry out another nuclear test? If any app ever requests permission to access sensitive information like your contacts, you should proceed with caution. To avoid the possibility of a phishing attack affecting you, you can set up a security key or two step authentication to increase your Google account's security. Read More

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SpaceX launches military satellite, successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket

This launch marks SpaceX's first for the Department of Defense (DOD) after the U.S. Air Force certified the Falcon 9 to launch satellites for national security purposes in 2015. The company's first recycled rocket flew last month. Most of the NRO satellites in orbits are inclined at around 63 degrees, so as to be accessible from Cape Canaveral, the Kennedy Space Center or Vandenberg. Read More

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Toyota see profit drop on stronger yen despites rising sales

Toyota see profit drop on stronger yen despites rising sales

Toyota warned it expected profits to drop to 1.5tn yen (£10.1bn) for the 2018 financial year as a result. For the previous business year, the dollar averaged ¥108.33, down from ¥120.13 in fiscal 2015. Global retail unit sales inched ahead 1.6 percent to 10.3 million vehicles, for the full fiscal year. In the past year or so, strong USA demand for SUVs and other larger models has boosted sales of Nissan's Rogue crossover model, prompting the automaker to import vehicles from Japan and ... Read More

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Police on lookout for Justice CS Karnan

Police on lookout for Justice CS Karnan

He claimed the judge had moved to a temple in Kalahasti near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, but the police team that went to Kalahasthi could not find him. At the time of going to press, multiple teams of the three state police were searching for Justice Karnan to enforce the Supreme Court order. The cops on Wednesday spoke to Manik Raj, another lawyer of Justice Karnan, who was staying at the same guest house. Read More

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Crew Reunite on The Late Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Crew Reunite on The Late Show

On a "Late Show" that reunited much of the original "Daily Show" cast, Stewart also had a one-on-one interview with Colbert, where the two mocked the recent FCC controversy and #FireColbert movement. Stewart continued: "It's the difference between insult and injury". A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report", which concluded on Friday, Dec. Read More

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PGA Tour extends FedEx Cup sponsorship for 10 years

PGA Tour extends FedEx Cup sponsorship for 10 years

The PGA Tour has received a huge boost ahead of this season's Players Championship at Sawgrass with the news that the end of season FedEx Cup has been extended until 2027. Tiger Woods is a two-time victor of the FedEx Cup, and others to win the top prize have been Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker , Henrik Stenson, Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, who clinched the title in September when he defeated Ryan Moore in a playoff to win the Tour Championship. Read More

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Google Jumps into VR Gaming Business by Acquiring Owlchemy Studio

Google Jumps into VR Gaming Business by Acquiring Owlchemy Studio

Owlchemy Labs is responsible for a number of popular VR games. The added resources of Google could result in some really big things ahead for both the developer and VR as a whole. They want to share their knowledge and best practices. Have you heard of Job simulator? Job Simulator was a hit when it launched for Oculus Touch, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, and it has been called "one of the funniest and most unique VR experiences to come out" in 2016. Read More

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Amazon introduces Alexa Calling and Messaging

Amazon introduces Alexa Calling and Messaging

The 7-inch screen on the new Echo Show enables the speaker to supplement voice responses with visuals and other information displays, similar to the Echo-like features on the Fire tablets and Fire TV streaming devices. But why has Amazon made what appears to be a voice-controlled Jetsons video phone? The original device, simply called Echo, is now on sale for $150. Read More

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Apple To Invest $1B In US Manufacturing

The company reported selling 50.8 million iPhones in the quarter, lowers than analysts' expectation of 51.4 million iPhones sold . Also, while quoting the future, Cook said that the company has a really great pipeline when it comes to the smartwatch segment but refused to elaborate any further. Read More

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Ann Coulter Says She Was Forced To Cancel Her Speech At Berkeley

While confrontations over speakers are nothing new on college campuses, the anger has spun into riots in some places, leaving universities and police trying to balance safety and First Amendment rights. "The goal is much larger than Ann Coulter's speech here tomorrow". "We feel like speakers are targeting us, precisely to provoke violent confrontations with a political objective in mind", Dirks said. Read More

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here are 5 facts about the day

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's victory over French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 - unless you're American, in which case it celebrates an evening between St. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras). In this May 1, 2017 photo, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz, 25, of Albuquerque, N.M., speaks at an immigration rally in Albuquerque and about her mixed feelings regarding Cinco de Mayo . Read More

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Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stake Decreased by Reilly Financial Advisors LLC

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stake Decreased by Reilly Financial Advisors LLC

The consensus rating is 2.8, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. Electric vehicle giant Tesla Motors has outlined its plans for expanding its fast-charging network. (TSLA) has an Average Brokerage Recommendation (ABR) of 3.13, according to data compiled by Zacks Investment Research . Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a "sell" rating and issued a $187.00 price objective (up previously from $185.00) on shares of Tesla in a research note on Friday, March 17th. Read More

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