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SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday

SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday Today's mission , called Iridium-5, will be the fifth of eight SpaceX flights for Iridium Communications to loft a constellation of 75 Iridium Next satellites by mid-2018. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California . It may not look like much, but Elon Musk says those fairings cost $8 million, so recovering them is worth the effort. [Full Article...]

Jio Prime membership ends soon, but Reliance is teasing battery saver app

Jio Prime membership ends soon, but Reliance is teasing battery saver app It is likely that those who subscribed to the one-year membership six months or eight months ago are also likely to see the option of extending their validity by one year, though the company did not specifically say so. "Express your interest to get complimentary membership for the next 12 months", the company said in a "how to" statement for its existing Prime subscribers. [Full Article...]

Chinese space station could hit MI on re-entry

The website Satview.org also figures a Sunday re-entry, but at 4:59 p.m. GMT, which is just before 1 p.m. here. This space debris is only a fraction of the almost 500,000 pieces of space garbage now orbiting the Earth, ranging from wrenches to other abandoned space stations and satellites. [Full Article...]

NASA to launch telescope in search of planets

NASA to launch telescope in search of planets Using wide-field cameras, TESS is created to scan 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun in search of exoplanets, previously unknown worlds beyond our solar system ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants. We're going to be able to study individual planets and start talking about the differences between planets. "We learned from Kepler that there are more planets than stars in our sky, and ... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp to soon roll out new 'Change Number' feature

WhatsApp to soon roll out new 'Change Number' feature The said feature is now in beta according to WABetaInfo , a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features. WhatsApp is testing a new feature in the beta version of its app. After users have inserted the required old and new phone numbers, WhatsApp will ask them which contacts have to be notified about their new number. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath A hearing on Avenatti's motion is set for April 30. When, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was tossed a question on if Trump was aware of the payment, she responded, "Look, the President has denied the allegations". Avenatti has argued that the "hush agreement" Daniels signed in October 2016 is invalid because it was not signed by Trump. She and her attorney have also said the payment... [Full Article...]

Playboy says Facebook exposes too many things, deactivates its Facebook page

Playboy says Facebook exposes too many things, deactivates its Facebook page Hefner says that Facebook has been a "sexually repressive" platform but the company has taken the step now because of the recent reports of Facebook meddling with some 50 millions user data during United States elections 2016. On Wednesday, March 28, Playboy said that deactivating its accounts and stepping away from the social network is a necessary step in this situation after it learned ... [Full Article...]

Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people

Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people Back in late 2017, Apple revealed that they were slowing down older iPhones in order to protect the battery. Earlier, the company has promised to release the update in "springs of 2018". Facebook has also announced some privacy changes ahead of the entry into force of the European Union law which is seen as raising standards worldwide as companies introduce changes globally. [Full Article...]

"We Are Stepping Away From Facebook" — Playboy's Cooper Hefner

It has deactivated the Playboy accounts that Playboy Enterprises manages directly affecting some 25 million fans, according to the company. Playboy announced its intention to deactivate its Facebook accounts and leave the social network amid escalating concerns about the platform's mismanagement of user data. [Full Article...]

New Apple Watch is coming this fall with larger displays, analyst says

New Apple Watch is coming this fall with larger displays, analyst says But it looks like it could be turning to design for the Series 4 . Apple has launched a new spring collection bands for Apple Watch . Keep in mind also that this is the first rumor that we hear about the Apple Watch Series 4 and if a new generation is indeed coming, we expect to hear more from other sources in the near future. [Full Article...]

Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results

Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results Washington doesn't believe it needs to give Chinese leaders another list of requests because they already know what the United States wants, said a senior USA official, who briefed reporters on condition he not be identified further. "That process has failed". A tit-for-tat escalation of trade retaliation, coupled with Trump's desire to "look tough on China" will make it harder for the two sides... [Full Article...]

Google launches mobile-first search result indexing

Google launches mobile-first search result indexing As we covered, Google will notify those who have verified properties in Google Search Console if the sites they have there have switched over to the new mobile-first indexing process. Google also said "site owners will see significantly increased crawl rate from the Smartphone Googlebot ". Google says it is about how Google crawls your site. [Full Article...]

NASA Astronauts Do Work Outside International Space Station

NASA Astronauts Do Work Outside International Space Station The astronauts are scheduled to begin the spacewalk at 5:40 p.m IST (8:10 a.m. ET). "Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days and 10 hours working outside the station in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory", NASA said in a blog post after the astronauts finished their work. [Full Article...]

Apple launches a cheaper new iPad, sets its sights on schools

Apple launches a cheaper new iPad, sets its sights on schools The Everyone Can Create curriculum is designed to take advantage of the new powerful iPad which students can get at a discounted pricing of $299. Apple is also offering teachers and students 200 gigabytes of free storage in its iCloud service so they can access documents, photos and other digital content from any internet-connected device. [Full Article...]

Facebook logged all your calls and texts because Google's Android allowed it

These 39 languages include-Serbian, Turkish Afrikaans, Mongolian, Swahili, Vietnamese, Filipino, Hebrew, Danish, Icelandic, Slovak, Lao, Uzbek, Swedish, Malay, Zulu, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian are the few to name. As we all are aware about the current technology market, nearly everyone is using a smartphone studded with plenty of useful applications. Additionally, Google has increased the resol... [Full Article...]

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Could Hit Earth On April Fool's Day

At the moment, the best estimate is that the station will fall to Earth sometime between the morning of March 31 and the afternoon of April 1. According to space.com, Tiangong-1 was created to last for just two years, before being de-orbited in a controlled fashion. [Full Article...]

Trade fears intensify; stocks tumble more

Trade fears intensify; stocks tumble more Trump argued the action was meant to protect USA industries from unfair competition and to bolster national security, but his decision brought some harsh criticism from fellow Republicans and roiled financial markets amid fears of a potential trade war . [Full Article...]

Amazon plates up £5m sponsorship to Great British Bake Off

Amazon plates up £5m sponsorship to Great British Bake Off Amazon intends to use the show to push its Echo speakers and the capabilities of the Alexa virtual assistant. The deal is reportedly worth £5m - one of the largest sponsorships in United Kingdom entertainment history - and the show's ninth season will bake in the capabilities of virtual assistant Alexa as well as the Echo smart speakers. [Full Article...]

In response to revelations, Facebook will improve access to privacy tools

In response to revelations, Facebook will improve access to privacy tools The company acknowledged that it needed to "do more to keep people informed", but said the changes have been "in the works for some time". " Facebook's revenue model would be significantly hurt by regulatory changes in how it can turn data on users into revenue and by users getting off Facebook or using it less because of data privacy concerns", he said. [Full Article...]

Apple previews iOS 11.3

Apple previews iOS 11.3 After it was discovered that Apple intentionally throttles older iPhone devices in order to offer improved performance for users, the company announced it'll be adding new features that give users more control over their device's battery life. [Full Article...]


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