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Maltese scientists tracking China's space station expected to crash over Easter weekend

Maltese scientists tracking China's space station expected to crash over Easter weekend An uncontrolled Chinese space station weighing at least seven tonnes (around 7,000 kg) is set to break up as it hurtles to Earth on or around April 1, the European Space Agency has forecast. "By precisely determining the orbital data of Tiangong-1 until it re-enters at the end of March/beginning of April 2018, FHR offers the German Space Situational Awareness Center valuable support in forecas... [Full Article...]

Dropbox share value rises 40% on IPO Launch

Dropbox share value rises 40% on IPO Launch After pricing above the range at $21 per share, raising $756 million, Dropbox kicked off its first day soaring to $31.60, and closing the day at $28.48. Its IPO priced at US$21 per share late on Thursday, US$1 above the projected range of US$18 to US$20, and was several times oversubscribed. In 2017, Dropbox suffered a net loss of $111.7 million which was comparatively less as compared to the... [Full Article...]

OH unemployment rate falls again, to 4.5%

OH unemployment rate falls again, to 4.5% A standout in job growth last month was construction , which added 2,900 jobs last month and 5,200 year-over-year to reach 81,800. Jobs were up in seven of the 11 industry supersectors, with the education & health services supersector experiencing the largest gain of 4,100 jobs. [Full Article...]

Interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua, likely came from a binary star system

Interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua, likely came from a binary star system The study has garnered worldwide headlines. With a length of at least 1,300 feet (400 m ), a diameter of 335 feet (100 m), and traveling at a blistering speed of 67,100 mph (30 km per second), at its closest it was about 20.5 million miles (33 million km) from Earth. [Full Article...]

Death toll from market attack in Syrian capital rises to 38

Death toll from market attack in Syrian capital rises to 38 The rocket landed in the Kashkoul market close to rebel-held parts of Eastern Ghouta, which has been under heavy bombardment by the Syrian army and its allies since last month. "The Russian Center for Reconciliation delivered humanitarian aid for residents of the liberated Saqba settlement in Eastern Ghouta", he said. "They bomb us to force us to leave our homes and everything behind us and say ... [Full Article...]

Apple Developing MicroLED Displays for Future Devices?

Apple Developing MicroLED Displays for Future Devices? Apple's screen display suppliers include Samsung , LG Display , Japan Display , Synaptics Inc, and Sharp Corp. A recent report by Bloomberg mentions that Apple is about to make a "significant investment" in the new technology and is likely to use the same in the upcoming iPhone and Apple Watch . [Full Article...]

Samsung to Launch Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+ at MWC 2019

Samsung to Launch Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+ at MWC 2019 It comes with firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 and also contains the March 2018 security patch. The Android 8.0 update version G950USQU2CRB9 for the Galaxy S8 weighs 1.55 GB while the version G955USQU2CRB9 for the S8 Plus is 1.51 GB. The company has not given the schedule of the update for different variants of the device. The new variable aperture rear camera introduced in this model, whi... [Full Article...]

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica accounts

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica accounts The whistleblower told the Observer how Cambridge Analytica used personal information taken without authorisation in 2014 to build a system that could profile individual U.S. The Trump campaign hired Cambridge Analytica in June 2016 to run its data operations. In total, more than 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested by Cambridge Analytica to build a system to target US voters with polit... [Full Article...]

Did a NASA astronaut's DNA change after one year in space?

Did a NASA astronaut's DNA change after one year in space? It continued: "The change related to only 7 percent of the gene expression that changed during spaceflight that had not returned to preflight after six months on Earth". "I used to have an identical twin brother". According to NASA, Johns Hopkins researcher Andy Feinberg, one of 10 investigators on the Twins Study, observed variability in patterns of methylation - the process by which genes ar... [Full Article...]

When Shah Rukh Khan MOURNED for Stephen Hawking!

When Shah Rukh Khan MOURNED for Stephen Hawking! Jane told the Radio Times in 2014 that Hawking's fame following the publication of " A Brief History of Time " placed an enormous strain on their relationship, describing some of her former husband's followers as "sycophantic". Director for Research and Computing Eckhard Elsen said Hawking "was one of the giants, and stars, of physics of the past century". A few years before his death, Hollywo... [Full Article...]

NASA says twin astronauts' DNA now different after space travel

NASA says twin astronauts' DNA now different after space travel While Scott spent a year in space for the experiment, Mark remained on Earth as the control subject. Of particular interest were the changes to Scott's DNA . NASA clarifies in the report 93 percent of Scott Kelly's genes returned to normal after he came home, but that the missing 7 percent points "to possible longer-term changes in genes related to his immune system, DNA fix, bone formati... [Full Article...]

Google Assistant Gets Custom Commands

Google Assistant Gets Custom Commands Actions on Google is the developer side of Google Assistant integrations. So apparently, the end users will get even more features from the Assistant in the coming days. To showcase some of the imaginative ways people are using Actions, we're building a Google Assistant Fun House at SXSW. Users can expect to see these features roll out as they get adopted. [Full Article...]

Fortnite On Mobile: Battle Royale Coming To iOS And Android

Fortnite On Mobile: Battle Royale Coming To iOS And Android Epic Games' ultra-popular free-to-play battle royale phenomenon, Fortnite , is coming to mobile devices soon. Fortnite Battle Royale is the direct competitor for PUBG but not anymore as the massively multiplayer online game is about to go all mobile expanding its horizon. [Full Article...]

Jaguar I-Pace Makes 394 HP From All-Electric Powertrain

Jaguar I-Pace Makes 394 HP From All-Electric Powertrain Capable of 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, the I-Pace has a range of up to 480km (on full charge), and is propelled by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. It's no surprise that it would take an established player like Jaguar to find the blend of electric performance with style. With all that in mind, the I-Pace isn't going to be everything for everyone. [Full Article...]

Xbox Spring Update Begins Rolling Out to Insiders Today.Full Changelog

Xbox Spring Update Begins Rolling Out to Insiders Today.Full Changelog Viewers will see a pause screen until you start another game, and you'll see an indicator on your overlay to let you know that the stream was paused automatically. Microsoft said it "completely revamped " the architecture so that if you have a surround sound system, "audio cues from your surround sound system will match the actions you see on-screen". [Full Article...]

Nokia's Classic 8110 "Banana Phone" Revived After 22 Years

Mobile phone maker Nokia unveiled five new smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. We love what we're seeing and we hope Nokia's comeback under HMD Global will keep bringing us better and better phones. [Full Article...]

Mexican President cancels United States trip after call with Trump

Mexican President cancels United States trip after call with Trump The Washington Post reports that, unsurprisingly, much of their 50-minute call on Tuesday centered on Trump's infamous border wall and who would pay for it, and a Mexican official told the Post that Trump "lost his temper" during the call. [Full Article...]

HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018) with Zeiss Optics at #MWC2018

HMD Global launches Nokia 6 (2018) with Zeiss Optics at #MWC2018 There are also reports of this phone being IP67 water/dust resistant but can not be confirmed as of now. But the upgraded 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of storage should offer the needed performance expected from this device. Nokia 7 Plus has an immersive 2-day battery life span and is the first HMD Global phone with FullView display announced. The phone features a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge... [Full Article...]

Apple readies two new iPads for release

Apple readies two new iPads for release First spotted by French website Consomac , the filing specifically mentions two new Apple tablets running iOS 11 . The model numbers mentioned in the filing are "A1893" and "A1954" which don't correspond to any of the iPads that are now available for purchase. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Season 3 Patch Notes: Gameplay Changes, New Weapons, and More

Fortnite Season 3 Patch Notes: Gameplay Changes, New Weapons, and More Season 3's Battle Pass (which should take around 75-150 hours to completely unlock) offers 30 more tiers than last season's effort, and considerably more loot - this year loosely themed around "space". Changes include the new Turbo Building option which lets players hold down the placement button which lets them continuously place down buildings. [Full Article...]


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