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Japanese astronaut anxious after growing 9cm in space

Japanese astronaut anxious after growing 9cm in space This is because of the absence of gravity which allows the vertebrae in their spines to spread apart. He said on Twitter , 'Good morning, everybody. "Nine centimetres is a lot, but it is possible, knowing that every human body is different". "There's a range of growth for different people and everybody responds differently". [Full Article...]

Secret US spy satellite may be lost in space after SpaceX launch

Secret US spy satellite may be lost in space after SpaceX launch SpaceX did not report any problems with the launch; however, while the company usually announces a successful launch regardless of the classification of the payload, no confirmation was given by SpaceX or Northrup Grumman, the company that manufactured the secret satellite. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant makes its way to Android Auto

Google Assistant makes its way to Android Auto Also unlike the Home, Smart Displays are made by Google's hardware partners, rather than in-house - Lenovo, JBL , LG, and Sony are all involved. LG's vision for its artificial intelligence platform includes enabling appliances, cars, air conditioners and other "everyday" devices to adapt to users' individual preferences as well as collaborate on tasks. [Full Article...]

Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling

Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling BMW has drifted into the record books. The vehicle used in the record setting run was the new BMW M5, the all-wheel drive machine which is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 441kW and 750Nm. Although the refueling system was built with the most technologically advanced components on the market, a human touch was needed to make and hold the refuel connection. [Full Article...]

PS4 has sold over 73 million units globally

PS4 has sold over 73 million units globally More than 55.9 million*3 PS4 games were sold during the 2017 holiday season in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store. The jump was made possible due to the huge number of units that are now in the hands of consumers, which makes a lot of sense. If Sony can replicate the level of excellence of the Switch titles or even that of its main PS4 platform, it cou... [Full Article...]

Award-winning country duo 'Sugarland' to perform in Green Bay

Award-winning country duo 'Sugarland' to perform in Green Bay Sugarland is embarking on its Still the Same Tour in May. Sugarland then went on a hiatus, with both Nettles and Bush pursuing solo careers with only minor success . Tickets to the Durant show can be purchased starting at 9 a.m. Friday at www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $31.50 to $101. [Full Article...]

Moon-walking astronaut John Young dies at 87

Moon-walking astronaut John Young dies at 87 And he commanded the first space shuttle flight, with pilot Bob Crippen, over three days in April 1981. Prior to his death, Young was one of six living Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon, out of the 12 total. Tests of the Orbiter Columbia included evaluation of mechanical systems including the payload bay doors, the attitude and maneuvering rocket thrusters, guidance and navigation syst... [Full Article...]

Facebook's upcoming 'Portal' video chat device will reportedly cost a ridiculous $499

Facebook's upcoming 'Portal' video chat device will reportedly cost a ridiculous $499 More info about the device states that it will work via voice command like Amazon's Echo , but it will house wide-angle lens that's capable of recognizing individual faces, and even linking your face to your Facebook account. Facebook declined to comment. "We're not commenting on this speculative report", a spokesperson said. Facebook is now planning to price Portal at $499 but could decide to ... [Full Article...]

Overwatch League skins are now available for every character

Overwatch League skins are now available for every character With the inaugural season for the Overwatch League beginning tomorrow, fans of Blizzard's team-based shooter looking to tune in might be wondering exactly where they can go to watch the action unfold. Considering that skins are a big deal to many fans of the FPS, this news will be disappointing to those who were looking forward to adding to their collection. [Full Article...]

Vivo Showcases Its In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018

With the Home button sacrificed for a full-frontal display, Apple reportedly sought to integrate the sensor within the screen itself. The company in December announced that it entered mass manufacturing with its optical in-display fingerprint sensors, called Clear ID . [Full Article...]

Ryan murder: Bail denied to accused teen

Ryan murder: Bail denied to accused teen The court had also said it would conduct in-camera proceedings in the case from now on. "Appellant has indulged in wasting precious court time in baseless litigation on account of which seven court hearings have gone down the drain", it said. [Full Article...]

Rising temperatures turning green sea turtles female

Rising temperatures turning green sea turtles female The warmer the eggs remain, the more are the chances of female hatchlings. "With warming global temperatures and most sea turtle populations naturally producing offspring above the pivotal temperature, it is clear that climate change poses a serious threat to the persistence of these populations". [Full Article...]

Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby The SmartThings app, launching this spring, will combine all current IoT apps including Samsung Connect, Smart Home, Smart View and more, into a single SmartThings app to connect and control any SmartThings-enabled device. Further, the tech also allows users to stream music directly from their phone. Joe Stinziano, executive vice president for Samsung Electronics America, shows the integrati... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime announced, gets listed on Amazon with specifications

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime announced, gets listed on Amazon with specifications It's powered by an Exynos octa-core processor clocked at 1.6Ghz. However, an earlier report by IANS , citing industry sources, claims the Galaxy On7 Prime price in India would be around Rs. The new Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is an "ultra-slick" device and is as thin as 8mm. It also enables Live Focus ( Samsung's Portrait Mode) so you can take unique looking selfies with simulated shallow dep... [Full Article...]

Google Taking Measures to Stop Stolen Bikes

Google Taking Measures to Stop Stolen Bikes Every week, the company estimates that between 100 and 250 of its "Gbikes" go missing, something which has begun to add up in the cost department. One Google employee pointed that out to the company. Joseph Zidarevich, a local marketer, told The Wall Street Journal that everyone steals the bikes, "from whole families with their grandmothers-literally the grandpa and grandma and all their grandki... [Full Article...]

Facebook updates 'M' - removing humans from virtual assistant

Facebook updates 'M' - removing humans from virtual assistant Facebook entered into the virtual assistant space with "M" back in 2015 . For instance, you could book a table at a restaurant, order flowers, organize your next vacation and more using M. This particular version of M was only released to around 2,000 people in California. Yet, M Suggestions, a feature of the smart chatbot, will live on as a part of Messenger, where it's been occasionally popping... [Full Article...]

AT&T reportedly won't sell Huawei phones after all

AT&T reportedly won't sell Huawei phones after all Last month, Huawei said it planned to dramatically bolster its presence in the country by selling "our flagship phone, our product, in the USA market through carriers next year". The carrier declined to comment, while a Huawei spokesman added only that the tech giant "has proven itself by delivering premium devices with integrity globally and in the US market". [Full Article...]

DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Ronin-S Camera Stabilisers Launched at CES 2018

DJI Osmo Mobile 2, Ronin-S Camera Stabilisers Launched at CES 2018 Nothing helps more than a stabilizing accessory, something which the DJI OSMO does really very well on a mobile level. Well, the first-gen Osmo too supported Portrait Mode, however, you had to hold the stabilizer sideways which can turn out to be annoying for many. [Full Article...]

Here's what works with Google Home and the Google Home Mini

Here's what works with Google Home and the Google Home Mini One of the biggest holiday shopping season is behind us, and Google seems to be proud of how well its products performed since mid-October. The Home Max started shipping to consumers in December 2017, so it may not account for the sales. Looking to 2018, Google promises that it has "more things in store for the Assistant" at CES. "As we've added more features-like Voice Match, Broadcast and Ha... [Full Article...]

HTC Vive announces Vive Pro, featuring higher resolution, improved audio & wireless adapter

HTC Vive announces Vive Pro, featuring higher resolution, improved audio & wireless adapter The new portal features sample VR previews that give quick interactive glimpses into a game. This new HTC Vive Pro has dual microphones built-in, as well as a new pair of cameras. " Viveport is moving to a VR first experience model, and with the all-new Viveport VR , we are changing the way consumers discover, experience and acquire VR content", said Rikard Steiber, president, Viveport . [Full Article...]


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