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Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light

Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light Buso's images are the first to capture the brief " shock breakout " phase of a supernova, when a wave of energy rolls from a star's core to its exterior just before the star explodes. Labels indicate the time each image was taken. But then Buso noticed something - a single brightening point of light at the end of one of the spiral galaxy's arms. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi 'Blackshark' gaming smartphone pops up on Antutu

Xiaomi 'Blackshark' gaming smartphone pops up on Antutu The name itself offers a couple of clues about the phone's existence. Of course, like most Xiaomi-backed products, we expect this one to be limited to China as well. This makes " Blackshark " a proposes smartphone to be fastest until now. As for its score, the phone managed to hit 270680 in its tests. Interestingly, the smartphone seems to have scored an impressive 270,680 on the benchmark, com... [Full Article...]

Intel makes Spectre fixes for Intel Kaby and Coffee Lake available

Intel makes Spectre fixes for Intel Kaby and Coffee Lake available One month after having to pull rushed patches meant to fix the Spectre varient 2 security flaw on its CPUs, Intel has re-released them, this time promising that they won't cause boot loops. It's been nearly a month since Intel yanked some of its earliest patches for the Spectre vulnerabilities because of system instability and unexpected reboots. [Full Article...]

SpaceX has an intriguing launch on Wednesday morning

SpaceX has an intriguing launch on Wednesday morning SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket to Wednesday, Feb. 21 in order to conduct additional tests. Now, it may happen Thursday. The Falcon 9 is launching the PAZ satellite, but it's also rumored to be launching the first two Starlink satellites that will begin SpaceX's quest to start a broadband satellite network. [Full Article...]

Watch adorable newborn baby 'dumbo' octopus swimming around in this video

Watch adorable newborn baby 'dumbo' octopus swimming around in this video The team released the video and published a paper on its findings this week in the journal Current Biology . A remotely operated vehicle gathered the coral sample at a depth of nearly 2,000 meters (6,600 feet). To find out more about this rare specimen, members of the research team at the University Hospital Münster took a look inside using a high-resolution magnetic resonance scanner. [Full Article...]

Apple Employees Keep Walking Into Glass Walls In The New HQ

Apple Employees Keep Walking Into Glass Walls In The New HQ The thing is so transparent, however, that Apple's employees reportedly keep smashing into the glass panes that encompass their workplaces called "pods", or the huge glass wall made of 45-feet high curved sheets surrounding the building. After eight years in the making, staff began moving into the campus commissioned by Apple's chief designer Jonathan Ive in April 2017. Dezeen has approached A... [Full Article...]

And Here is the Moto G6 Plus in Five Fun Colors

According to his tweet, "Moto G6 lineup codenames: Ashley - G6 Play Blaine - G6 Teller - G6 Plus". The Geekbench listing has revealed, the Moto G6 Play will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. We have yet to learn when the smartphone will be introduced, but at least you now know what to expect. The Moto G6 Play comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back below... [Full Article...]

Overwatch League will reward Twitch viewers with tokens for in-game skins

Overwatch League will reward Twitch viewers with tokens for in-game skins The Rules of Competition, governing things like player eligibility, team composition, and competitive structure, is predictably far more cut-and-dried, since it covers the mechanical elements of the Overwatch League gameplay. This is just the beginning, with Twitch also teasing a VIP ticket feature to be implemeted later in the season. Viewers earn one (1) League Token per live map finish, and a... [Full Article...]

Triple treat for new Volvo XC40

Triple treat for new Volvo XC40 Volvo says the compact three-cylinder engine gives the XC40 customers flexibility in choosing powertrain options. Furthermore, this 1.5-liter inline-three engine has been specifically created to integrate with Volvo's Twin Engine technology, meaning a plug-in hybrid XC40 is on the way. [Full Article...]

Goggia gets gold; Russian women close in on ending drought

Goggia gets gold; Russian women close in on ending drought Italy's Sofia Goggia , who won the downhill gold on Wednesday, and Swiss Wendy Holdener, who grabbed silver in the slalom, could also threaten the podium. Social media brickbats followed Vonn throughout her Games, at one point drawing her comment, "I'm the most American person you will ever find". For eight years, Vonn battled injury to get back to the Olympic downhill. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Vonn Misses Out on Gold, Takes Bronze in the Downhill

Lindsey Vonn Misses Out on Gold, Takes Bronze in the Downhill Mowinckel also earned silver in the giant slalom at these Games. Vonn, 33, surpassed Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister, who was just shy of her 33rdbirthday when she won the downhill and the super-G at the 2006 Turin Olympics . As she choked up again, she said: "It's sad!" "I remember when she won in Vancouver and I said I wish one day I can be there racing at the top", she said. [Full Article...]

Mukesh Ambani vows add'l Rs 10k cr investment in UP

Uttar Pradesh has signed 1,045 pacts worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore on the first day of the UP investors' summit, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. "Uttar Pradesh has values and virtues, but it also needs value addition", the PM Modi says lauding the new policy "One district one product" of the Yogi government and said that it could prove to be the game changer for the state. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera

Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera Google clearly has a goal of putting the Google Assistant just about everywhere. Today Nest officially announced that it is sending out the OTA update to the Cam IQ security camera which will bring Google Assistant into the mix. The 10-day video history costs $10 a month (or $100 a year) for the first camera and $5 a month (or $50 a year) for every additional camera, while a 30-day recording ... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets he's been tougher on Russian Federation

Trump tweets he's been tougher on Russian Federation President Donald Trump is offering support for taking limited steps to strengthen the federal background checks on gun purchases. It paints a broader picture of a well-organized disinformation campaign led and managed by Russian trolls, who hid their identities as they exploited social divisions to make Trump more appealing. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm adds top-tier Snapdragon embedded platform

Qualcomm adds top-tier Snapdragon embedded platform When paired with a QCC5100 series based device and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 845 Mobile Platform Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus can help to reduce power consumption by up to an additional 10 percent, typically helping to deliver an extra hour of listening time before recharge is needed. [Full Article...]

Apple readies two new iPads for release

Apple readies two new iPads for release Similar filings have appeared before which revolved around the iPhone 7, and AirPods so it is not surprising that we will be seeing these as well. It doesn't name the iPads specifically, but lists Apple products A1954 and A1893, which are allegedly tablets running iOS 11 . [Full Article...]

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal in Final Olympics Downhill Skiing Race

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds. "Yeah, I'm going to miss the Olympics, that was one of the reasons why it was so emotional for me today", she said. "I know so many doctors on a first-name basis that it's ridiculous". I heard her time when I was in the start and knew it was going to be hard to beat. [Full Article...]

Apple in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt

Apple in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt In order to ensure quality and long-term delivery of its products Apple, the iPhone maker, is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing sources. Companies such as BMW , Volkswagen and Samsung are also looking to lock up multi-year contracts for supplies of the metal to produce electric vehicles. [Full Article...]

Russian freestyler wins bronze in men's ski cross in PyeongChang

Russian freestyler wins bronze in men's ski cross in PyeongChang Olympic Athlete from Russia Sergey Ridzik and Canada's Kevin Drury collided in the final but Ridzik was able to get up and take bronze. Ridzik managed to finish the race for the bronze. Leman's triumph delivered a fifth freestyle skiing title Canada at Pyeongchang 2018. "Right now we are the best nation in the world in ski cross and have been for a couple of years", Leman said after claiming Cana... [Full Article...]

India has the slowest 4G LTE speeds in the world

India has the slowest 4G LTE speeds in the world OpenSignal's latest global report was published after analysing 50 billion measurements collected in the fourth quarter of 2017 to compare 4G performance in 88 countries. This means that the growth of average speeds has slowed down (if that makes sense) and in the past several months, networks have succeeded in expanding LTE coverage to more areas rather than focusing on making LTE faster. [Full Article...]


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