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Voyager 1 Fires Up its Old Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1 Fires Up its Old Thrusters After 37 Years The condition of thrusters, called "attitude control thrusters", which were being used to orient the spacecraft, started detioriating after 2014 and a new way had to be discovered to keep its antenna pointing the right direction. Lo and behold, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, they learned the TCM thrusters worked perfectly - and just as well as the attitude control thrusters. Barber, a JPL propulsion eng... [Full Article...]

Google Datally app is helping users save on data costs

Google Datally app is helping users save on data costs The Wi-Fi finder, on the other hand, helps the user find a "reliable" wi-fi nearby as some wants to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos. "It's like a speedometer for your data", Google described the feature. A Chat-head styled option bubble will also pop on your screen to let you know the amount of data you're using up. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China

Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China The discovery of 215 eggs of a species of pterosaur with an 11-foot wingspan and pointy teeth has shed light on the lives of the ancient carnivores. "The find reinforces the view that pterosaur eggs were soft-shelled and needed to be buried", said Dr Charles Deeming, a biologist at the University of Lincoln who was not involved in the study. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars

SpaceX's new rocket to ferry Tesla Roadster to Mars Tesla Roadster is an all-electric battery-powered, four-seater sports auto prototype from Tesla. Musk has now confirmed via tweet that he will send his very own Roadster to space through its Falcon Heavy rocket. "Falcon Heavy requires the simultaneous ignition of 27 orbit-class engines". "'Falcon Heavy" to launch next month from "Apollo 11' pad at the Cape [Cape Canaveral, Florida]". [Full Article...]

An iOS 11 bug might crash your iPhone on December 2nd

An iOS 11 bug might crash your iPhone on December 2nd The rapid release suggests that changes are coming along nicely and the official 11.2 version might soon be released. The occurrence of the date bug explains the weird timing of iOS 11 .2's release - this is the first major iOS update ever to be released on a weekend - and also why other billed features aren't quite ready. [Full Article...]

Share Buyback Program Declared by Western Digital (WDC) Board

Share Buyback Program Declared by Western Digital (WDC) Board Western Digital Corp now has $23.84 billion valuation. In light of the many issues surrounding this company, we thought it was a good time to take a close look at the numbers in order to form a realistic perspective on the fundamental picture for this stock. [Full Article...]

Someone has made an awesome PS4 theme in a PS2 dashboard style

Someone has made an awesome PS4 theme in a PS2 dashboard style Jak II was released in 2003 and revolutionized the game players had already come to enjoy by giving Jak his own voice after the original let Daxter do all the talking. Jak and Daxter is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. The bundle includes Jak II, Jak 3 , and Jak X Combat Racing . See the official game site here and the announcement here on the PS Blog. [Full Article...]

Twitter Lite releases in 24 more countries

Twitter Lite releases in 24 more countries The data-saving Twitter Lite app is now available to 24 additional markets on Google Play. The Twitter Lite app is a tweaked version of the Twitter Lite web version, which was introduced in April of this year. Over the past few months, we've added safety and performance improvements in addition to features including GIF search, ranked Home timeline, and more. [Full Article...]

Supermoon 2017: This weekend's moon is the biggest of the year

Supermoon 2017: This weekend's moon is the biggest of the year A supermoon occurs when the moon is full (or new, but that's no fun) and its orbit brings it closer to earth than usual. Still, Sunday's supermoon - a non-scientific term that refers to when a full moon coincides with its perigee, the point in its orbit when it makes its closest approach to Earth - should appear larger and brighter than usual. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 - Xur Location 1st to 4th Dec 2017

Destiny 2 - Xur Location 1st to 4th Dec 2017 According to reports , experience points are tweaked and the game is extended until December - or even beyond. Currently, that new system is in the works, and Bungie promises to keep players up to date about the status of all future updates. [Full Article...]

Maruti Suzuki gains as November yoy sales up 14%

Maruti Suzuki gains as November yoy sales up 14% The auto major further said sales of the compact segment comprising Swift, Estilo, Dzire and Baleno jumped by 32.4 per cent to units last month as against 65,447 units in the year ago month. TKM has sustained a positive growth since last three months. Raja, Director & Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "The November month has been promising for us with a dou... [Full Article...]

Life is Strange Before the Storm return for Ashly Burch

Life is Strange Before the Storm return for Ashly Burch Square Enix revealed. "As you are all aware, Ashly has been working with the writing team at Deck Nine and we're ecstatic that she will be returning to play the role of young Chloe". "We are forever thankful to Rhianna for the work she has put into Before the Storm and she will continue to work with us for the motion capture of young Chloe in Farewell". [Full Article...]

PUBG desert map will get gameplay reveal next week

PUBG desert map will get gameplay reveal next week We do know that PUBG will support HDR on the Xbox One S/X. The upcoming desert-themed map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be seen in action for the first time next week, with the map's first official gameplay reveal scheduled to premiere during The Game Awards in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Micromax launches Bharat 5: Price, specifications and offers

Micromax launches Bharat 5: Price, specifications and offers Micromax Bharat 5 packs a 5.2 inches HD (720 X 1280 pixels) display. A teaser was released on Thursday which suggests that the phone's battery capacity may be as high as 5000mAh. Additionally, Micromax promised that the Bharat 5 will succeed with Bharat 5 plus and Bharat 5 pro in the next two months. The top-end model (3GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage) is priced at Rs 6,999. [Full Article...]

Watch that heart disease with the Apple Watch

Watch that heart disease with the Apple Watch Thanks to the FDA clearance, AliveCor can sell and market KardiaBand as a medical device-though patients don't need a doctor's approval to use it. And if you go to the hospital what are they going to do? Moreover, other heart irregularities like irregular heartbeats, sinus tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation can also be detected. [Full Article...]

SA Premier Alex Weatherill flicks switch on world's biggest lithium battery

SA Premier Alex Weatherill flicks switch on world's biggest lithium battery The battery is paired to the neighbouring Hornsdale Wind Farm, owned by French company Neoen , to bring added reliability and stability to the State's electricity grid . South Australia , which relies heavily on solar and wind-generated energy, has been scrambling to find a way to bolster its fragile power grid since the entire state suffered a blackout during a storm past year. [Full Article...]

Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth Scientists certainly hope so, citing the risky effect it has on the environment. While that is indeed a scientist calling for glitter to be banned, there are not now any large legal or governmental pushes to make it a reality, nor could KVUE find any large consensus of scientists or scientific body pushing for similar bans. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage WHATSAPP says service resumed after an outage as users had complained of problems with the web-based messaging service. The app is the biggest messaging service globally and it is not now known what caused the issue. Last month, Whatsapp unveiled a feature allowing users to "unsend" embarrassing messages on the latest versions of iPhone, Android, Windows Phone as well as desktop. [Full Article...]

Google Home Max could go on sale on December 11 for $399

Google Home Max could go on sale on December 11 for $399 It's a nice improvement that could, in certain scenarios, help streamline your morning, like by letting you say, "OK Google, turn on the TV and tell me the weather". Routines, which are coming to Google Home in the future, will fix this issue by allowing users to group multiple commands together under a custom phrase - not unlike routines on Alexa. [Full Article...]

Help protect against harmful apps with Google Play Protect

Help protect against harmful apps with Google Play Protect As the new policy clearly states, only apps whose sole goal is to interact and improve the lockscreen are allowed to show ads. Google Play Protect checks apps when you download them. In the latest update to their Google Play Developer policy , Google has begun advising developers that apps that display ads in the lockscreen, unless that app is for a lockscreen, will no longer be allowed o... [Full Article...]


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