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Check out the Orionids meteor shower through this weekend

Check out the Orionids meteor shower through this weekend This famous comet swings by Earth every 75 to 76 years, and as the icy comet makes its way around the sun, it leaves behind a trail of comet crumbs. If possible, get far away from city lights (which can hinder the show). And bear in mind that you won't need binoculars or telescopes, since they're only useful for stationary objects. It's not necessary to stare directly towards Orion to see the mete... [Full Article...]

WiFi Users Beware: KRACK Hack Can Make Your Devices Vulnerable

WiFi Users Beware: KRACK Hack Can Make Your Devices Vulnerable It essentially tricks devices into reusing what are meant to be onetime encryption settings across multiple messages, making it possible for attackers to decode them. CERT New Zealand and CERT India asked users to apply security updates. The flaw, known as KRACK , affects WPA2, a security protocol widely used in most modern Wi-Fi devices. [Full Article...]

Big Nintendo Switch update brings video capture and saved data transfers

Big Nintendo Switch update brings video capture and saved data transfers A new Switch update adds video capture and profile transfers to Nintendo's hybrid home-handheld console. The Super Nintendo Classic looks to be a great system and offers 21 of the Super Nintendo's best games including the never-before-released Starfox 2 . [Full Article...]

Bucks 108, Celtics 100

Bucks 108, Celtics 100 One night after a gruesome broken ankle just six minutes into the season cost Boston top free agent Gordon Hayward - perhaps for the entire season - the Celtics fell to 0-2 by giving up an 11-1 run that left Milwaukee with a 97-90 lead and under three minutes to play. [Full Article...]

Alicia Keys Returning to 'The Voice' for Season 14

Alicia Keys Returning to 'The Voice' for Season 14 What do you think about Alicia coming back for The Voice season 14? The Voice continues its Season 13 Battle Rounds tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC. Her contestant Chris Blue won that season's competition. "We are thrilled to welcome back Alicia's positive energy, competitive spirit and sheer talent", says Paul Telegdy , NBC Entertainment President of Alternative and Reality Group. [Full Article...]

Samsung's Unveils Bixby 2.0 At Its Developer Conference

Samsung's Unveils Bixby 2.0 At Its Developer Conference Samsung made a call to developers to help the company take Bixby to the next level. Developers will also get a Bixby SDK, which could lead to more devices with the smart assistant built in. The new version will be ubiquitous, available on any and all devices. The ubiquity across devices aspect of Samsung's ambitions is tied to another product and platform announcement-Project Ambience. [Full Article...]

Sony is Releasing a Clear Crystal DualShock 4 for the PlayStation 4

Sony is Releasing a Clear Crystal DualShock 4 for the PlayStation 4 In comparison, a Microsoft Xbox One controller or Sony DualShock 4 can be intimidating. The controller is made by Hori, known for their fighting sticks and controller designs for a variety of platforms. While there were no sacrifices when it comes to buttons, some features are absent in the Mini Wired Gamepad such as the original's light bar, 3.5mm headset jack, speaker, haptic feedback, as well a... [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio tariff changed! Check out new prepaid, postpaid 4G data plans

Reliance Jio tariff changed! Check out new prepaid, postpaid 4G data plans Both these plans offer unlimited voice and 70 free SMSes. Earlier the data offered under the monthly plan was only 2GB, which is a monthly increase of 2GB. 149 prepaid pack. Under these two - data speed of 1.05 GB and 2.1 GB is available respectively. The highest plan under the new offer is priced at Rs 4,999. [Full Article...]

NASA Reveals New Data From Cassini's Death Dive

NASA Reveals New Data From Cassini's Death Dive Cassini's ion and neutral mass spectrometer captured the first-ever measurements of Saturn's upper atmosphere, which extends nearly as far as the planet's rings. As it is, Cassini's death dive is expected to come with even more new data and answers, but very likely some further questions as well. "What Confines the Rings of Saturn?" will be published October 18 in the Astrophysical Journal . [Full Article...]

Adobe launches new cloud-based Lightroom CC service

Adobe launches new cloud-based Lightroom CC service Perhaps the biggest announcement from Adobe today comes in the form of Lightroom CC, an all new cloud-centric photo service. With Lightroom CC, photographers can make edits on one device and automatically synchronise their changes everywhere. [Full Article...]

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News]

LEGO Ideas 21312 Women of NASA unveiled [News] Like 2014's Research Institute , this set features miniature displays of women doing science. The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas platform a year ago, and quickly made its way to the 10,000 mark needed for official project approval by Lego. [Full Article...]

Head Of Facebook Building 8 Leaving Just After 18 Months

Head Of Facebook Building 8 Leaving Just After 18 Months Dugan labeled her departure as "a hard decision" and said she'll miss working with the teams she's now set to leave behind. After revealing its intention to build a brain-computer interface at F8 earlier this year , Facebook's secretive Building 8 research lab is to lose its chief, Regina Dugan, after just 18 months. [Full Article...]

Wanted man turns self in to Redford police after Facebook challenge fail

Wanted man turns self in to Redford police after Facebook challenge fail If they did it, he said he'd turn himself in , bring a dozen donuts and clean up litter around the city's schools. Responding to Redford Township police, the man posted: "I'm not anxious about it - if you're (sic) next post gets a thousand shares I'll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts". [Full Article...]

Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions

Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions However, the patented technology (the "system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games") puts an emphasis on pairing up players of disparate levels, so those of lower level will be more tempted to even things by shelling out cash for items. [Full Article...]

Here's Why Apple Didn't Get an 'A' in Latest Greenpeace Rating

The report provides an analysis of 17 manufacturers of consumer electronics on what they do to address their environmental impacts. The charity researched 17 of the world's biggest technology companies for its 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics , ranking their practices across reduction of emissions through renewable energy, use of recycled materials, and elimination of hazardous chemicals. [Full Article...]

Snap, NBCUniversal Partner On New Digital Video Venture

NBCUniversal and Snap, the parent company of Snapchat , are reportedly forming a joint venture to develop and produce scripted content for the ephemeral messaging service. Snap has already dipped its toes in the waters of TV-style content, with news, reality and comedy shorts with US TV networks based on existing shows such as The Bachelor. [Full Article...]

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS: Here They Are

The Cayman is priced from £59,866, while the Boxster is a smidge more at £61,727. Peak torque also is up 37 lb. -ft. A manual six-speeder is standard, but you can optionally spec a seven-speed PDK. There ae black GTS logos either side, along with black satin-finished 20-inch alloy wheels. As any GTS vehicle should (we're looking at you, 911 GTS ), the sports seats and interior are trimmed wit... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp launches encrypted 'Live Location' sharing feature in Android app

WhatsApp launches encrypted 'Live Location' sharing feature in Android app To stop sharing, the user merely taps the "Stop Sharing" button. They key difference with live location sharing is that it is dynamic and updates your location in real time, even when WhatsApp is in the background. So if you just want to let them know where you are for a half hour, you'll be able to do that. And if you want to stop sharing sooner, you can end it at any time. [Full Article...]

Analysts Ratings for American Express Company (AXP)

Over the last quarter, insiders sold 959,617 shares of company stock valued at $81,377,425. Holowesko Partners Ltd increased its stake in American Express Co ( AXP ) by 105.68% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $88.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $83.14. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE: AXP ) has "Market... [Full Article...]

No holds are barred in the new Wolfenstein II launch trailer

No holds are barred in the new Wolfenstein II launch trailer Now, two weeks of viral marketing has led to Wolfenstein 2's launch trailer which, with only a week until release, is asking players to join its own resistance to kill all them Nazis. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns! Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 27. [Full Article...]


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