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Science Amazon Is Hiring 120000 Temporary Holiday Workers This Year
Author: 0 Amazon Is Hiring 120000 Temporary Holiday Workers This Year

This holiday season, Amazon is planning to hire more than 120,000 people in various different roles, from customer service to jobs in sortation or fulfillment centers. The Amazon jobs will be spread out over more than 75 fulfillment centers around the country. Overall, US retailers are expected to hire 25,000 fewer workers this holiday season, the NRF said, as current staffing levels are strong, and as companies such as Wal-Mart offer existing workers more hours rather than adding temp ...

Science Mobile cuts LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico to 5GB
Author: 0 Mobile cuts LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico to 5GB

After you hit the 5GB cap (or less for some legacy plans), you will continue to get unlimited data; it'll just be very, very slow data. T-Mobile ONE Plus plan holders will see their data speeds slowed to 256Kbps, while T-Mobile ONE subs will have their speeds slowed all the way down to just 128Kbps.

Science Samsung launches the entry-level Galaxy J2 2017 with 4G
Author: 0 Samsung launches the entry-level Galaxy J2 2017 with 4G

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched yet another budget smartphone in India. With its new offering, the company is trying to target the budget phone category after announcing a range of devices including the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and also the Galaxy Note 8 in premium range.

Author: 0 Samsung working on Bixby 2.0, major improvements on the way

Samsung's mobile business chief, Koh Dong-jin recently noted that Bixby hasn't been a resounding success, and that Bixby 2 .0 would address the shortcomings of its predecessor. Bixby is known for being the competitor of Apple Inc.'s popular Siri virtual assistant . Samsung even launched an update that can disable and turn off the dedicated button of its digital assistant .

Science Yellowstone's Supervolcano Is Going to Put Us Out of Our Misery
Author: 0 Yellowstone's Supervolcano Is Going to Put Us Out of Our Misery

The super volcano under Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. may erupt more quickly than previously thought, researchers warned this week. The supervolcano under Yellowstone is a beast that hasn't erupted in more than 630,000 years, so this development is interesting to note .

Science The Evil Within 2 Launches Tomorrow Friday 13th
Author: 0 The Evil Within 2 Launches Tomorrow Friday 13th

Sebastian Castellanos is thrown into the horrifying world born of STEM and forced to confront the terrifying beasts that lurk within. It's a race against time as Sebastion sets out to rescue Lily before they find themselves lost in STEM, the unusual world where macabre creatures roam the darkness.

Science Russians exploited Pokémon Go in their efforts to influence United States politics
Author: 0 Russians exploited Pokémon Go in their efforts to influence United States politics

CNN making this discovery revealed that they may have been the only ones to have discovered the page, as they could find no evidence that anyone had even participated in the contest, writing... Russian Federation used Pokémon Go and social media platforms to try and influence the 2016 presidential election. If Pokemon Go players completed those two tasks, they could send a screenshot to an email in return for supposed prizes, including Amazon gift cards.

Science ESRB rules that loot boxes do not qualify as gambling
Author: 0 ESRB rules that loot boxes do not qualify as gambling

Contrary to popular opinion, lootboxes apparently aren't exactly gambling , and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) won't designate them as such. For now, the rating board will define them under the "Digital Purchases" category. In recent years, console and computer games have started including loot box purchases.

Science Fortnite announces 10 million Battle Royale players
Author: 0 Fortnite announces 10 million Battle Royale players

Epic Games claims they had to reverse-engineer and modify Fortnite's source code to do this, creating an unauthorized derivative work that's in violation of the Copyright Act. Let's face it, Fortnite now has all of these players looking at the title specifically because it is no longer Fortnite , it's Fortnite Battle Royale .

Science Well, It Looks Like Equifax Has Been Hacked Again
Author: 0 Well, It Looks Like Equifax Has Been Hacked Again

He says that, out of an abundance of caution, that Equifax has taken the affected page off-line, and is looking into the matter. Equifax - whose multimillionaire CEO chose to set sail from the company weeks after the announcement that, under his watch, the information of 143 million Americans was obtained by hackers - was sending visitors of its website to the completely bogus software update.

Science Virgin Hyperloop One announced
Author: 0 Virgin Hyperloop One announced

It's unclear how much Branson's Virgin Group invested in the startup, but the move also brings him onboard as a new director to the company's board. Hyperloop One announced the first successful full-systems test in July. 'This is just the latest example'. He said that the operation was only in the "early stages" of commercial development, but that he was looking forward to creating a global passenger service.

Science Samsung Has Made a Darth Vader Vacuum For Cleaning Rebel Scum
Author: 0 Samsung Has Made a Darth Vader Vacuum For Cleaning Rebel Scum

But the South Korean tech firm has decided that its line up of flagship phones, QLED TVs, and smart fridges needs a vacuum cleaning robot slathered in the iconic Darth Vader and Stormtrooper helmet designs. The Darth Vader version goes on preorder October 10th in the US for about $800, and it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and its own remote. The VR7000 Star Wars limited edition promises all of the powerful cleaning technology and features of the original VR7000, such as suction power ...

Science Andromeda Heading To EA & Origin Access
Author: 0 Andromeda Heading To EA & Origin Access

Dead Space 3's arrival, meanwhile, is notable largely because it means that the entire Dead Space trilogy is finally available on-demand, giving you the ideal opportunity to witness the series' disappointing decline, from sterling horror to bland action, first-hand.

Author: 0 Markets@Moneycontrol: Markets clock in strong gains on Thursday

The 30-share BSE Sensex rallied 348.23 points or 1.09 percent to 32,182.22 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 111.60 points or 1.12 percent at 10,096.40. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) kept on offloading shares worth net Rs 107.95 crore yesterday, showed provisional data from exchanges. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at a record high by surging 0.18 per cent yesterday.

Science Google disables Home Mini functionality to prevent random 24-7 recording
Author: 0 Google disables Home Mini functionality to prevent random 24-7 recording

Google issued the following statement, "We have learned of an issue impacting a small number of Google Home Minis that could cause the touch mechanism to behave incorrectly". Over at Android Police , Artem Russakovskii posted a scary account after spending a few days with the device. Furthermore, the device failed to notify users when it was randomly listening in on them.

Science Oculus For Business goes after the same ground as HTC Vive
Author: 0 Oculus For Business goes after the same ground as HTC Vive

Facebook is launching a new virtual reality ( VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate - but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success. The new prototype-stage VR headset is relatively sleeker, and offers six-degrees-of-freedom for motion control. The headset was then known under the code name "Santa Cruz".

Author: 0 SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network

The rocket used on this flight included a first stage that was previously flown for a Space Station resupply mission in February, and then recovered and refurbished by SpaceX . SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said he wants to make new boosters a thing of the past, as his company begins using more and more recycled hardware. It was the "third successful mission with a flight-proven orbital class rocket", said SpaceX on Twitter.

Author: 0 Jio Diwali Bonus : Offers Rs 400 Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge

For postpaid users, the offer benefits remain the same and the validity will run for three billing cycles. Mukesh Ambani's Jio is all set to unveil a new " Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan" offer today, sources have revealed. Users can also recharge on online portal partners like Paytm, AmazonPay , PhonePe, JioMoney and Mobikwik. However, only one voucher can be redeemed at a time and users will need to use up all the vouchers by November 15, 2017.

Science Valve unveils new version of Counter-Strike's Dust 2 map
Author: 0 Valve unveils new version of Counter-Strike's Dust 2 map

The map captures the essence of CS and in this new release we wanted to honor its pure form while buffing away the jagged edges. As someone who spent countless hours in the first dust map, I'd want something to change for Dust2 but not too much that it'll change the entire map layout.

Science Tim Cook states technology not yet advanced enough for AR glasses
Author: 0 Tim Cook states technology not yet advanced enough for AR glasses

The idea of augmented reality smart glasses has been around for a few years. Although it now has an AR platform to build on, Cook's comments show Apple's still taking the same steady approach to evolving augmented reality hardware. "I think it's going to be hard for other folks". Their field of view and the quality of their displays, he said, aren't there yet. Google tried it with the Glass, but we never saw a commercial rollout of the same.

Author: 0 How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket tonight from Kennedy Space Center that may be visible from South Florida. The payload to be launched today is the SES-11/EchoStar 105 geostationary communications satellite, which will eventually help provide high speed data services to the North Americas, namely digital television.

Science Facebook down for some users worldwide
Author: 0 Facebook down for some users worldwide

Facebook is down for hundreds of users across the United States. "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram ". #FacebookDown began trending on Twitter worldwide around 6pm SAST, as Twitter remained functional. The website reported a spike in outage reports for the social network between 11 a.m.

Science Microsoft debuts four new Xbox One S bundles
Author: 0 Microsoft debuts four new Xbox One S bundles

Gaming consoles should once again be top selling items this holiday, and Microsoft is getting ready with four new 500GB Xbox One S bundles to be available at select retailers including Microsoft Stores. This is the only variant that does not come with any games. Halo fans can rejoice, however, thanks to Xbox One S Ultimate Halo bundle . But, unlike the rest, it offers a total of 3 months of Xbox Game Pass.

Science Nintendo has filed a trademark for its original Game Boy
Author: 0 Nintendo has filed a trademark for its original Game Boy

The filing was actually outed by a Japanese trademark bot on Twitter , and the illustration that appears with the filing is simply one of the original Game Boy. It covers a variety of use cases including "home video game console" programs as well as "programs for smartphones", "smartphone cases", and "smartphone covers".

Science Asteroid to fly close to Earth
Author: 0 Asteroid to fly close to Earth

With asteroid 2012 TC4 about to pass between Earth and the moon, NASA is gearing up for its much-anticipated live test of its warning system. Recently, a enormous asteroid named Florence came record-breaking close to Earth during its fly-by and now our Earth is gearing up to witness another near-miss flyby of a house-sized asteroid.

Science Half Of The Missing Matter In The Universe Has Been Found
Author: 0 Half Of The Missing Matter In The Universe Has Been Found

Dark matter, as opposed to normal matter, is still a cosmic mystery, but at least we've solved the question of where all of this previously-theoretical normal matter is coming from. Using data from the Planck satellite , the teams were able to combine galaxy data in bulk and compare them to see the tiny differences that might highlight these filaments.

Science Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) hands-on review
Author: 0 Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) hands-on review

The new Oasis is physically bigger than the old one, to make room for the larger screen, so naturally there's more room inside for batteries. The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully charged in less than two hours.

Science Google Home Mini fault left smart speakers always recording
Author: 0 Google Home Mini fault left smart speakers always recording

Android Police's Artem Russakovskii, who received a Google Home Mini at the company's recent Pixel launch event and kept it in his bathroom, reported the extremely serious issue to Google last week. That is until he noticed something pretty unusual: It was waking up thousands of times a day, recording, then sending those clips to Google's servers.

Science Mahindra launches KUV100 NXT at Rs4.39 lakh
Author: 0 Mahindra launches KUV100 NXT at Rs4.39 lakh

It is barely a day since the launch of the new facelifted Mahindra KUV100 NXT in India, but the focus remains firmly on the carmaker with more reports spiralling on the web on its upcoming models. Automatic transmission for both the variants is also in the offing. Also standard now is the 6-seater configuration, with the 5-seater becoming an option.

Science Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be
Author: 0 Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

Verizon may be the exclusive carrier of Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone in the USA but Big Red isn't your only option. The plain aims to lure customers to the T-Mobile network with their new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL . The news was reported when Verizon recently announced itself as the exclusive wireless partner of Google's Pixel 2 phones in the United States.

Science Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Returns With Junkenstein's Revenge
Author: 0 Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Returns With Junkenstein's Revenge

The event also introduced, Junkenstein's Revenge , Overwatch's first-ever co-op PVE brawl . Don't forget that if you didn't get those cool skins that were available past year, they'll be back again today so you got your chance to get that Witch Mercy skin that everyone had lost their minds about or that spooky pumpkin head Reaper which was the love of all DPS players in the game.

Science Walt Disney Co (DIS) Is RBC's Top Media Sector Pick
Author: 0 Walt Disney Co (DIS) Is RBC's Top Media Sector Pick

That's down from its daily average of 7.89 million contracts. Dnb Asset Management As holds 0% of its portfolio in Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ) for 246,801 shares. The company was maintained on Monday, March 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. Feltl & Co upgraded the shares of IDXX in report on Friday, July 24 to "Hold" rating.

Science Area tax on sugary drinks on way out after vote
Author: 0 Area tax on sugary drinks on way out after vote

Gainer is one of 15 commissioner who voted to repeal the oppressive Preckwinkle soda tax. If the item passes at today's committee meeting, commissioners would take a second vote to accept the finance committee report at Wednesday's regular county board meeting.

Author: 0 Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science found that higher wind speeds over the open seas could produce five times as much energy as wind turbines over land. This is largely due to the fact that large amounts of heat pour out of the North Atlantic Ocean and into the overlying atmosphere, especially during the winter.

Science Investigators talking to brother of gunman in Las Vegas shooting
Author: 0 Investigators talking to brother of gunman in Las Vegas shooting

At least 23 guns - 12 of which were equipped with bump-stocks, or rapid fire devices - were found inside Paddock's hotel room. "The timeline associated with the original shot of Mr. But so far, authorities looking to see if anyone may have aided Paddock found no evidence of the gunman having associates in Las Vegas. The suspect, we know that he attempted to shoot at the fuel tanks, we know that he had some personal protection equipment in the room, we know that the auto that was found in the ...

Author: 0 SnapChat's Context Cards help you interact with the world

It will also factor in more personalized features, like which ride-haling app you use (if you don't have Uber installed, Snapchat will show links to Lyft ). At launch, Context Cards will be available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, on both iOS and Android versions of the Snapchat app.

Author: 0 Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Touching New 52-week High

About 1.90 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Fishman Jay A Ltd increased Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) stake by 3% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 9.00% for the quarter, 3.12% over the past month, and 2.25% over the past week. Shares of DRE have increased 5.72% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -0.37% in that time.

Science Nokia to focus on digital health, cut jobs in VR digital media
Author: 0 Nokia to focus on digital health, cut jobs in VR digital media

Nokia created the Ozo spherical camera to get into the virtual reality market without having to compete with head-mounted devices like the Oculus Rift. Despite the halt, Nokia will continue to honor its commitments with existing customers. However, there's little balm for the employees soon to be axed.

Science Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting A Free To Play Weekend
Author: 0 Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting A Free To Play Weekend

There will also be additional fixes in terms of the campaign, with complete patch notes going up tomorrow, likely when the work has been completed. This weekend will offer the whole game including the new Ghost War mode and it can be preloaded through the PlayStation Store , Xbox Live Store or Uplay .

Science IOS 11 - is it worth updating your iPhone?
Author: 0 IOS 11 - is it worth updating your iPhone?

However, the biggest complaint seems to be that iOS 11 is sapping the battery life out of iPhones. SEE TOO: Which new iPhone is best? Combined with more bloated apps, it certainly gives the feeling the things are slowing down and getting worse, even if Apple isn't intentionally reducing performance.

Science Balloons Being Used To Help Restore Communications To Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Balloons Being Used To Help Restore Communications To Puerto Rico

It's an experimental license for the service, which is called Project Loon . Project Loon , led by Google's parent company Alphabet , will get a chance to show how its network of balloons can provide connectivity to the people of Puerto Rico thanks to the FCC's approval on Friday.

Science New Overwatch Halloween Skins Have Leaked
Author: 0 New Overwatch Halloween Skins Have Leaked

Halloween Terror 2017 begins in Overwatch October 10. That includes new skins, sprays, emotes and profile icons. Since McCree's teaser image was not leaked, it's entirely possible that there are other skins we don't yet know about. The developer offered a glimpse at two new skins: a Van Helsing-inspired look for McCree and a Dracula-esque costume for Reaper. While Blizzard hasn't announced what to expect just yet, last year, all Loot Boxes started appearing as jack-o'-lanterns, and ...