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Actor Dustin Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations

Actor Dustin Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations FILE PHOTO: 9TH Governors Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/11/2017 - Actor Dustin Hoffman speaks on stage. "He literally just stuck his fingers down my trousers", she said. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am", the actor said in a statement. Hunter later told John Olivr that while he apologized if any of his behavior offended anyone, he did not believe that he did an... [Full Article...]

Asteroid of 5 km in diameter to pass near from Earth today

Asteroid of 5 km in diameter to pass near from Earth today After all, 6.2 million miles isn't a lot in space terms. Tonight's flyby marks the closest the asteroid will come to Earth since its discovery and it won't come this close again until 2093. While the " potentially hazardous " classification may sound alarming, CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood said there's really no reason to worry about this asteroid hitting Earth. [Full Article...]

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation This OS is a toned down version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is now present in high-end devices. He continued, "The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out [to] users with the language set to English in the U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain". [Full Article...]

Google helps NASA discover an eighth planet

Google helps NASA discover an eighth planet The discovery came about after researchers Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg trained a computer to learn how to identify exoplanets in the light readings recorded by Kepler - the minuscule change in brightness captured when a planet passed in front of, or transited, a star. [Full Article...]

Mario Batali Has Been Officially Fired From The Chew

Mario Batali Has Been Officially Fired From The Chew Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been fired as co-host of ABC's "The Chew" amid allegations of sexual misconduct. On Monday, Eater reported that four women had shared stories of Batali touching them inappropriately, with reports of improper behavior spanning two decades. [Full Article...]

Washington to sue after FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

Washington to sue after FCC votes to repeal net neutrality Wiener tweeted that his bill would adopt " net neutrality " as a requirement in California. Here's a brief explanation of what net neutrality is, why it was repealed and how Thursday's vote might affect our pocket and the Internet as we know it. [Full Article...]

Nasa, AI find solar system like ours

Artificial intelligence is taking over numerous jobs once done by people, and the search for planets similar to earth is no exception. "For the first time since our solar system planets were discovered thousands of years ago, we know for sure that our solar system is not the sole record holder for the most planets", Andrew Vanderburg , a NASA researcher and an astronomer at the University of T... [Full Article...]

AOL Instant Messenger Shuts Down After 20 Years of Service

AOL Instant Messenger Shuts Down After 20 Years of Service Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details on its demise. As one user put it, "I can't decide which John Mayer song I should quote to express my sadness at the death of AOL Instant Messenger ". 'We are more excited than ever to continue building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products for users around the world'. Parent company AOL purchased Time Warn... [Full Article...]

Data miners uncover a Red Dead Redemption 2 mission in GTA

Data miners uncover a Red Dead Redemption 2 mission in GTA This is as long as Red Dead Redemption 2 does not sit out of the PC platform entirely. In fact, there was at one point, a fan-made project to recreate the RDR map in GTA V , but Take Two pulled its plug. Aside from that, the data miners also found the mission's main script and coding. The chest had Boles Overland Stagecoach Co.name and logo on it, which was also spotted in a " Red Dead Redemp... [Full Article...]

SpaceX outdid themselves with a picture-perfect rocket landing

SpaceX outdid themselves with a picture-perfect rocket landing SpaceX has been working to ideal the process of reusing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rockets as a major cost-savings tool. The Dragon holds almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, including a barley experiment for Budweiser. The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June. This was the company's 17th launch of the year, the highest number of launches annually in SpaceX's history. [Full Article...]

Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family

Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family If you're exhausted of putting up with a particular person, group or page for a while, just click the menu in the upper right-hand corner of their latest post and click " Snooze " and you won't see anything from them for 30 days. Facebook appears to be testing different options for how users share posts. This will pull up a menu with options, like "hide post", "unfollow", and now " Snooze ". [Full Article...]

See the Geminid meteor shower without braving the cold

See the Geminid meteor shower without braving the cold However, for 2017, the Geminid meteor shower will coincide with the waning crescent moon phase, which would make the sky look completely dark and therefore will make the Geminids more visible. "If you end up in the constellation Gemini, there's a good chance you've seen a Geminid". Even with this year's great weather conditions, you'll still want to get far away from city lights for optimal vi... [Full Article...]

The Top Apple iMac Pro Will Cost You $13000

The Top Apple iMac Pro Will Cost You $13000 Even so, the price still comes in at just under $10,000. Combining these reasons to be bullish on Apple's Mac business with the overall momentum of the segment recently, Apple's iMac Pro looks like it's launching at just the right time. [Full Article...]

Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor According to IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, Samsung had 23.3 per cent market share in first quarter of 2017, while vivo grabbed the fifth position with 5.5 per cent total share. A scratched sensor is not a useful sensor, but since the Clear ID sensors will end up being protected by Gorilla Glass, the manufacturer says it's waterproof and scratchproof, and that models incorporating th... [Full Article...]

Google's X Labs to share FSOC technology for Andhra's fiber grid

Google's X Labs to share FSOC technology for Andhra's fiber grid It is not just one but a host of developmental activities that Google X is working on. X claims the new technology will help it provide high-speed wireless internet to millions without digging trenches or stringing cable along poles. Lokesh, son of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, tweeted that X will be the state's innovation partner, deploy its resources and team to help achieve the goal of D... [Full Article...]

This is what the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ would look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ would look like While the Galaxy S8 Plus launched with a 6.2-inch screen, the exclusive renders feature a 6.1-inch display. OnLeaks has been pretty accurate in the past when it comes to renders, so we can be fairly confident that this will be the final design of the Galaxy S9 +. [Full Article...]

Snap's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Design Custom Snapchat Lenses

Snap's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Design Custom Snapchat Lenses You can download Lens Studio now for free . Snapchat users are quite familiar with AR and have been using it since the app released lenses (or face filters) in 2015. However, since the Snapcodes and deep links remain active for one year, the Lens can be re-added after that 24-hour window. Snap's betting big on Lenses, and it has the data to back it up. [Full Article...]

Facebook changes news feed to boost videos

Facebook changes news feed to boost videos Facebook has been willing to run ads in the middle of videos, but it has historically been reluctant to put ads in front of videos and irk people just trying to watch a clip that surfaced in their News Feed. Facebook has also said that it would begin testing ads in its " Watch " video service starting next year. Facebook would be smart to keep pre-rolls out of the News Feed where people sere... [Full Article...]

Samsung Targets First Half of 2018 for Smart Speaker

Samsung's speaker could be $70 more than the Google Home . Assuming Bloomberg's sources are correct and Samsung is indeed winding up for a first half of 2018 launch, it shouldn't be that much longer until the speaker is revealed. Gartner says that the smart speaker market will balloon to $3.5 billion by 2021, up from last year's $720 million. The device will reportedly be released in multip... [Full Article...]

Apple's most expensive computer will cost you $13348

Based on a few comparisons to roughly equivalent Windows systems, the folks over at Apple Insider found that many iMac Pro competitors often costed slightly more than Apple's new high-end all-in-one, but they weren't that far off. That'll add US$169 to the price of your iMac, which is less than it costs for AppleCare+ on the iPhone X . Digital Arts readers who are would buy an iMac Pro ov... [Full Article...]


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