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Science Scientists Will Simulate an Asteroid Impact with the Real Thing
Author: 0 Scientists Will Simulate an Asteroid Impact with the Real Thing

Indeed, estimates of its distance from Earth during the upcoming flyby range from the aforementioned 4,200 miles to 170,000 miles (270,000 km), or almost two-thirds of the distance from our planet to the moon, NASA officials said. Dubbed " 2012 TC4 " it is estimated that the asteroid will miss us by just 4,200 miles. Professor Vishnu Reddy of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson leads the campaign to reacquire 2012 TC4 and sees it as an opportunity for ...

Science Earth will hit unsafe 2C global warming level within 80 years
Author: 0 Earth will hit unsafe 2C global warming level within 80 years

Their calculations are not based on the worst-case scenario, with a power consumption still as intense, but include efforts to limit the use of fossil fuels, they say. "Our results show that an abrupt change of course is needed to achieve these goals", said Frierson. A study that Raftery worked on in 2014 showed that world population is unlikely to stabilize this century.

Science Asus ZenFone 4 launch actually set for August 17?
Author: 0 Asus ZenFone 4 launch actually set for August 17?

The Taiwan-based tech company has already unveiled its Asus Zenfone 4 Max mobile device in Russian Federation alongside with few other countries. Perhaps the ZenFone 4 lineup will make an appearance on August 19 but those outside of Asia may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the device.

Science Ford Mustang Good Neighbor Mode Keeps Quiet
Author: 0 Ford Mustang Good Neighbor Mode Keeps Quiet

I know this from the experience of owning six different Mustangs during my life with none of them left stock. M - The 2018 Ford Mustang will offer an electronic "curfew" for the new GT V-8's performance exhaust system that will help you stay on good terms with your neighbors.

Science Microsoft Announces Surface Plus For Business Program
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces Surface Plus For Business Program

Microsoft and Apple. "Along with the Surface laptops and Surface Studio , the 55" Surface Hub is also included. "Small and medium-sized businesses that are currently enrolled in the Surface Membership program will now enjoy the same enterprise-grade services and support under the Surface Plus for Business plan", the post said.

Science Google Slapped With Complaint About Tracking Activity While Shopping Offline
Author: 0 Google Slapped With Complaint About Tracking Activity While Shopping Offline

But some say that the technology violates privacy and puts consumers' personal information at risk. "The privacy of millions of consumers thus depends on a secret, proprietary algorithm", the complaint states. However, with Google Attribution, the company registers actual transactions in the store. Google only learns of the aggregate value over multiple transactions, according to the company.

Science Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones over spyware allegations
Author: 0 Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones over spyware allegations

This happened previous year, too. The move comes after security firm Kryptowire demonstrated last week how software in Blu's phones collected data and sent it to servers in China without alerting people . However, concerns over privacy started to mount after cybersecurity firm Kryptowire showed that Blu brand phones were collecting data and sending the information to servers in China without letting users know.

Science Google Tests Ad Filter Feature in Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev
Author: 0 Google Tests Ad Filter Feature in Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev

It allows you to toggle on a feature that will "Block ads from sites that tend to show intrusive ads", though it's set off by default, at least in this build. The blocked content would be determined by what a cross-industry organization called the Coalition for Better Ads , of which Google is a member, list as "offensive".

Science LG and Apple to join hands for the next iPhone
Author: 0 LG and Apple to join hands for the next iPhone

Today, Samsung is the market leader when it comes to smartphone-sized OLED-based displays. Apple is believed to have ordered 160 million screens from its main rival, but appears to have grown concerned about becoming overly reliant on a company with which it has had sour relations in the past.

Science Microsoft working on Windows Dev Center app for Android
Author: 0 Microsoft working on Windows Dev Center app for Android

Given that it's a staple on every single phone running an "official" version of Android, it's no surprise that Google Play Services is the first app to break the five billion download benchmark. Google Play Services is required app to enjoy all the applications downloaded from Google's Play Store. If we combine the total population of the top 10 most-populated countries in the world, then also it's less than that number and that's the number Google Play Services has achieved.

Science 'Total Request Live' Is Coming Back to MTV
Author: 0 'Total Request Live' Is Coming Back to MTV

It went off the air in 2008 and was briefly revived for a one-off episode in 2014. A laughing Britney Spears joins MTV personality Damien Fahey and entertainer Sean "P. McCarthy told the outlet that the new iteration of the series will premiere in October . "When you talk to artists and they say to you, unaware of what we're doing, can you bring back "TRL"?" he said.

Science Jeep Compass launched in India at Rs 14.95 lakh
Author: 0 Jeep Compass launched in India at Rs 14.95 lakh

Analysing our pre-bookings data it has made sense for us to prioritise the deliveries of diesel manual transmission variants. Jeep had earlier mentioned that the Compass would pack in upto 50 safety and security features such as electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system and a dynamic steering torque.

Science The Following Solar Eclipse to be Examined by NASA
Author: 0 The Following Solar Eclipse to be Examined by NASA

The event, which will be seen first in OR and cut diagonally across 14 states to SC, will be the first total solar eclipse visible coast-to-coast since 1918. Another map, which was published by the Washington Post, is interactive and allows you to follow the path of the solar eclipse across the United States from OR to SC, with details about points along the way, including Nashville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Science Samsung Galaxy S9 could be the fastest phone at 1.2 Gbps
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 could be the fastest phone at 1.2 Gbps

The South Korean tech giant said on Monday that it succeeded in developing LTE modem technology for its next-generation mobile processors that support 6 carrier aggregation (CA). The chip will go into full production by the end of the year, guaranteeing its presence in next year's phones. That's the likely chip for the Galaxy S8's successor, though United States buyers will probably get a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip.

Science Microsoft Just Killed This App for Apple's iPhone and iPad
Author: 0 Microsoft Just Killed This App for Apple's iPhone and iPad

Microsoft originally planned to "integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows" but then made a decision to bring Word Flow's features to SwiftKey. If you're unhappy with the iPhone's default keyboard experience, Microsoft "encourages" all those who liked Word Flow for its customization, speed and top-notch prediction skills to switch to SwiftKey.

Science Top Kenya election official found dead ahead of vote
Author: 0 Top Kenya election official found dead ahead of vote

Earlier on Friday at about 10pm, Mr Musando, who is in charge of ICT systems and data centre support, was seen at Anniversary Towers, the electoral agency's headquarters. The announcement of Msando's death came days after an attacker killed a policeman outside the vice president's country home. The former prime minister, who's challenging incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, has warned there may be violence if the electoral authority fails to ensure this year's process, to be held on August 8, ...

Science Los Angeles makes deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics
Author: 0 Los Angeles makes deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics

In July, the committee announced it would reward each city with a bid to host the 2024 or 2028 games - but the decision was expected to come in September. "The bid will now be reviewed by the city council on Friday morning". L.A. took over as the official USA bid for 2024 after Boston withdrew in the face of stiff community opposition.

Science Square Enix Has Released The Invincibility Armour for Final Fantasy 15
Author: 0 Square Enix Has Released The Invincibility Armour for Final Fantasy 15

You can check out the suits in action down below. For a sneak peek at the update , check out the screenshots below. Final Fantasy XV Update 1.13 has rolled out. If you overwrite save data from the old version with save data of this version, it can no longer be used in the old version. Patch 1.13, which is now available for download on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, brings with it several bite-sized gameplay additions, including the long-awaited "Magitek Exosuits" for Noctis and his ...

Science Customers to get update on Reliance JioPhone on company's website
Author: 0 Customers to get update on Reliance JioPhone on company's website

Jio is slated to beta-test the low-priced phone from August 15 . Himanshu Kapania, the managing director of Idea Cellular Limited, told an analyst, the Aditya Birla Group company, which is being merged with larger rival Vodafone , is working with handset makers to launch a phone that will be slightly expensive, but offer customers the freedom of choice.

Science England stretch lead over South Africa to 331 runs on day 4
Author: 0 England stretch lead over South Africa to 331 runs on day 4

Had England's captain given South Africa a sniff of hope by batting on too long? That seemed to galvanise England . Ben Stokes' brilliantly constructed century and a debut four-for from Toby Roland-Jones left England in a dominant position against sorry South Africa after two days of the third Test.

Science Man punched by Nice Airport worker
Author: 0 Man punched by Nice Airport worker

The Twitter user who posted the images, Arabella Ark , said the incident happened after a long delay which the airline clocked at almost 13 hours. At the time the struck passenger was holding a child when he was struck across the head. Witness Arabella Arkwright captured the blow in a picture circulated online. The passenger was taken away, infant in arms, but was later let back on the flight in time for its eventual takeoff.

Science LG V30 will go on sale on September 28
Author: 0 LG V30 will go on sale on September 28

LG is expected to launch its new LG V30 flagship at its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin on August 31 and after this, the handset is expected to go on sale globally, including coming to Europe for the first time in the history of the V-series.

Author: 0 Russian Federation orders USA to cut diplomatic staff, seizes two properties over sanctions

Donald Trump is reportedly expected to sign the Russian Federation sanctions legislation after he read the final draft of the bill. President Donald Trump has indicatedthat he will sign a sanctions package that includes tough new penalties on Russian Federation and would severely restrict the president's ability to ease those sanctions without congressional approval.

Science Study disproves the Bible's claim that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out
Author: 0 Study disproves the Bible's claim that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out

Genetic ancestry of modern Lebanese dates back to ancient Canaanites . The team estimates that Eurasian people intermixed with the Canaanites 3,800 to 2,200 years ago, when migration and conquests by outsiders were common. However, the degree to which the Canaanite lineage is undiluted was still unexpected, says co-author Chris Tyler-Smith: "In light of the enormously complex history of this region in the last few millennia, it was quite surprising that over 90% of the genetic ancestry of ...

Science Apple removes privacy software from China store
Author: 0 Apple removes privacy software from China store

Apple Inc . appears to have complied with the wishes of Chinese censors and removed all major VPN apps from the China-based branch of its App Store, a move which will make it harder for consumers to dodge the country's pervasive restrictions on internet freedom.

Science The Final Fantasy XV Regalia coming to Forza Horizon 3
Author: 0 The Final Fantasy XV Regalia coming to Forza Horizon 3

Final Fantasy 15 players will receive a code to redeem the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 through the Xbox Live messaging system. With its massive heft, intricate body details, and luxurious interior, the Regalia is a unique addition to the world of Forza Horizon 3 .

Science Dragon Quest XI Confirmed to Come to the West in 2018
Author: 0 Dragon Quest XI Confirmed to Come to the West in 2018

Thankfully, never alone the hero has the aid of a charming cast of eclectic characters, as is the tradition with any Dragon Quest title. Dragon Quest XI has also received a subtitle for its Western release and it is now called Echoes of an Elusive Age.

Science Google's Android team track, kill deadly Lipizzan malware in record time
Author: 0 Google's Android team track, kill deadly Lipizzan malware in record time

Threat researchers at Google found 20 Lipizzan apps - dressed up as seemingly harmless utilities - on the Google Play Store . Named Lipizzan - after a breed of horse - the spy malware monitors and steals information about the target's emails, texts and other messages, exfiltrate information about contacts, listens in and records calls, can take screenshots and record audio and video and monitors the location of the user.

Science Foxconn's potential impact for northeast Wisconsin counties
Author: 0 Foxconn's potential impact for northeast Wisconsin counties

He has made several announcements since his election in November about USA investments by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, building on his campaign focus on boosting American jobs. "They say, 'why Wisconsin?' Well, we're ready!" "Mr. President, I have met you three times". "Mr. President, the eagle flies", referring to the project's codename, Project Flying Eagle.

Science All-new Rolls-Royce Phantom unveiled
Author: 0 All-new Rolls-Royce Phantom unveiled

If you were lucky enough to attend the reveal, or watch the livestream from home, you saw that Rolls-Royce has put great effort into the presentation of their new Phantom. That silent claim has seen the new engine built with more low-end output at lower revs. The Phantom VIII's gallery is quite literally an art installation in the dashboard, which buyers can commission individually.

Author: 0 PayPal Holdings' (PYPL) Buy Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 14,880 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $799,000 after buying an additional 294 shares in the last quarter. Stephens reissued an overweight rating and issued a $65.00 price target (up from $59.00) on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research report on Thursday.

Science Partial solar eclipse visible across Alaska
Author: 0 Partial solar eclipse visible across Alaska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, faculty, staff and visitors will all have an opportunity to view the August 21 solar eclipse. The band where people can see a total solar eclipse is only 70 miles across this year. The solar eclipse should be viewable in New Orleans on August 21 starting at 11:57 a.m. and ending at 2:57 p.m. The sun can not be safely viewed with the naked eye.

Science Apple says so long to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle
Author: 0 Apple says so long to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Apple appears to have quietly discontinued its iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle . Neither device had been updated for years. The first iPod , unveiled in 2001, helped solidify Apple's rebound under the leadership of co-founder Steve Jobs. These are the only two options available to iPod touch customers as the company has made a decision to discontinue the 64GB model as well. The iPod Nano came with a color display and offered more storage than the iPod Shuffle, with the late Apple CEO Steve ...

Science Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE service by the end of March 2018
Author: 0 Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE service by the end of March 2018

In just a year's time, Jio has shaken up the telecom sector, resulting in massive losses for other telecom companies. In the last week on Friday Reliance Jio 4G announced its budget featured phone Jio Phone . But the industry will still face tough times for now, as Jio's deep pockets still squeeze rivals - and its suppliers. On some level, this is good news for Indian consumers, as bundled offers mean low-priced voice and data for all.

Science Facebook Inc (FB) Q2 2017 Earnings Surprise Wall Street
Author: 0 Facebook Inc (FB) Q2 2017 Earnings Surprise Wall Street

While other social companies user bases stall , Facebook's rose to more than 2 billion monthly active users in the second quarter. Facebook with $9.2b revenue , exhibited twice the growth as that of Google in ad sales but it might have hit a ceiling and need more ad space.

Science Microsoft Extends Bug Bounty Program for All Windows 10 Features
Author: 0 Microsoft Extends Bug Bounty Program for All Windows 10 Features

Microsoft today announced a new bug bounty scheme that would see anyone finding a security flaw in Windows eligible for a payout of up to $15,000. The researchers would be eligible for the monetary payouts on successful reporting the exploits found in various or all Windows features.

Science Walmart Currently Cancelling SNES Classic Pre-orders
Author: 0 Walmart Currently Cancelling SNES Classic Pre-orders

In what may be another glitch, some customers who received the email saying their pre-order would be canceled have now received another, much different email. It's disheartening-but expected-that SNES Classic sales started out on the wrong foot. Meanwhile, other major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy remain mum on the preorders.

Science Meizu Pro 7 And Pro 7 Plus Smartphones With Dual Displays Announced
Author: 0 Meizu Pro 7 And Pro 7 Plus Smartphones With Dual Displays Announced

Both the smartphones do pack quite a few surprises despite the extensive leaks . Design-wise, the phone has a metal body with curved glass on the front and a matching curvature on the rear that merges into the sides of the phone. The dual camera compliments the secondary screen at the back of the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. The RAM here is also downsized to 4GB and 64GB internal storage .

Science Social media crash suspect Obdulia Sanchez plead not guilty
Author: 0 Social media crash suspect Obdulia Sanchez plead not guilty

She was in the custody of Child Protective Services the past two years, he added. "What I think is she knows she's done something wrong". She feels bad but she still killed her own sister. The eldest sister had a "rough childhood" according to her father. Because she knows, and that's what I feel. Although Obdulia spoke in the moments after the crash to anyone who was watching - she is now refusing to speak to CHP investigators.

Science Is this what Google's Pixel 2 will look like?
Author: 0 Is this what Google's Pixel 2 will look like?

While we have seen many leaks and concepts showing us how the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 might look like, a new concept video has hit the web revealing more design details of these upcoming smartphones. If you take a closer look at the pictures, you'll find that the larger Pixel XL 2 will feature an nearly bezel-less design, while the smaller Pixel 2 should feature the same old school design with a decent amount of bezels along the longer sides.

Science Rayman Legends Definitive Edition heads for Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Rayman Legends Definitive Edition heads for Nintendo Switch

Currently available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U , the Rayman Legends Switch edition has an all new trailer that you can view now. With the Nintendo Switch device undocked, players can use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes and much more - anywhere, anytime, in both solo and multiplayer.

Science USB 3.2 specification announced, with double the data rates over existing cables
Author: 0 USB 3.2 specification announced, with double the data rates over existing cables

With the USB 3.2 update to USB-C, this standard port and cable combo can now deliver double the performance using the same cables. USB 3.1, the existing Type-C format, tops out at 10Gbps. Although being used for single-lane operation as of now, the Group said that the Type-C already have support for the multi-lane operation. Type-C is a reversible cable that is meant to charge all of your gadgets and even serve as a new audio jack, video output or charger.

Science Arsenal set to sign Monaco and French winger Thomas Lemar
Author: 0 Arsenal set to sign Monaco and French winger Thomas Lemar

The French global enjoyed a superb campaign last season as he scored 14 goals and set-up a further 17 for his team mates to help Monaco win the Ligue 1 title and reach the last four of the Champions League. I hope we reach an agreement'. We must give him time and not rush things too fast. "Monaco's wish is to extend it". It's been reported that Monaco were initially demanding £80m for the France worldwide but are hopeful that they can sign the midfielder for around £45m.

Author: 0 HMD Global Released Nokia 2 Got Spotted on the GeekBench Listing

On August 16 Nokia 8 will be official and all specifications will be cleared. The smartphones will range in price from €149 for the Nokia 3 up to €249 for the Nokia 6 . In terms of color, recently, the Copper Gold color variant of the alleged Nokia 8 was leaked in pictures. Nokia's release of a new flagship Android phone has been a highly anticipated development, and now, there's some confirmation that a device, which is called Nokia 8 for now, will be released.

Science Judge orders Apple to pay $506m to university for patent infringement
Author: 0 Judge orders Apple to pay $506m to university for patent infringement

The controversy began in 2014 when the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) sued Apple. The report says that a USA judge made the order this week in a patent infringement suit. There hasn't been a verdict in that case yet, as Conley is waiting for the firm to appeal the 2015 jury verdict. The patent, awarded in 1998, was held by professor Gurindar Sohi and three of his students.

Science Chelsea sends Kenedy home from Asia
Author: 0 Chelsea sends Kenedy home from Asia

The 21-year-old returned to the United Kingdom on Tuesday after being sent home by the reigning Premier League champions. In a reaction to the remarks, Chinese fans accused Kenedy of xenophobia and racism. It is because of this that the negative impact we have seen over the last two days has left us shocked and saddened. 'I would also like to apologise to my club Chelsea and all my companions who I have let down by my posts.