• Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia
Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

As Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun, it moves through these clouds of comet debris, introducing many meteors at once into the atmosphere, resulting in what we know as a meteor shower. Chinese astronomers are credited with the being the first to record an observation of the meteor shower back in 36 A.D. Comet: A comet is a relativ...

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  • Solar eclipse this weekend
Solar eclipse this weekend

Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked. Unlike solar eclipses, a lunar eclipse often lasts much longer, and are less rare because they can be seen by everyone on the side of Earth where it's night, while only those within the radius of the moon's shadow on Earth can see a solar eclipse.

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  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest
Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

And it says that compared to the 2012 rules, the new proposal would raise U.S. fuel consumption by half a million barrels per day (that's between two and three percent daily). More than a dozen states follow California's standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country's new-vehicle market. The Environmental Protection Agency and the De...

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  • NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch
NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch

Those spacecraft, SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100, are now months away from their first uncrewed test flights from Cape Canaveral. He was a NASA scientist for 33 years. SpaceX said it would fly crews by April. Boeing also connected the upper and lower domes of its Crew Flight Test spacecraft and attached its docking system in J...

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  • FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation
FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation

Strzok's extramarital affair", Nadler said . "Sir, that's an expression of speech". In breaking his months-long silence, Strzok vigorously defended his handling of two hugely sensitive investigations in which he played a leading role: inquiries into Hillary Clinton's email use and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian ...

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  • Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air
Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air

And if the heat wasn't enough, the forecast also calls for a 60 per cent chance of rain this afternoon while humidity levels stay high. Canada Day crowds in the capital will face the challenge of keeping hydrated in temperatures that are forecast to peak at 36 C, with a humidex of 47 and a UV index of 10, or "very high".

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  • Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court
Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Two of the Republicans - Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - are abortion-rights supporters and could balk at voting for a Trump nominee who would overturn the 1973 Roe v. As a candidate, Trump sought to win over social conservatives by emphasizing the role of the Federalist Society in judicial nominations. The Democrats - Joe Manchin of West Vir...

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  • Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Big news from Mars today: NASA's Curiosity rover found ancient traces of organic matter embedded in Martian rocks and detected a "seasonal variation" in atmospheric methane on the Red Planet - an annual pulse of the gas, nearly as if something out there were breathing.

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  • Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand
Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand

Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus. "Let's say no to [d] isposable plastic items". Otunta said that the 2018 World Environment Day celebration had presented the nation ...

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  • Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Introduces the Commercial Communications Satellite
Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Introduces the Commercial Communications Satellite

Over the next five years in the SES-12 service region, SES expects 80 million more direct-to-home television viewers, "and obviously, this satellite will be a great way to deliver that content to the homes across all of Asia-Pacific", Hemingway said.

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  • Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86
Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86

They spent about 7 hours and 45 minutes completing two moonwalks in which they deployed instruments to study the moon's geology, installed a nuclear generator to power future experimental equipment and collected an extensive assortment of moon rocks.

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  • B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta's fuel restriction law
B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta's fuel restriction law

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman will be attending the conference on Notley's behalf. The lawsuit comes a day after Notley abruptly cancelled her attendance at western premiers' meetings in Yellowknife over what she called B.C.'s attempt to "choke" her province and Canada's "economic lifeblood".

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  • A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday
A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday

Alberto was expected to drop as much as 12 inches of rain, slamming an area from MS to western Georgia, the Miami-based hurricane center said . Rick Scott (R) also declared a state of emergency in all of the state's 67 counties on Saturday .

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  • Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement
Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

It infringed three design patents and two utility patents awarded to Apple to cover early models of its popular smartphone. "That is what the law requires". After the latest retrial, Samsung , Apple and Intel are scheduled to stand together in the USA trade watchdog FTC's suit against Qualcomm for the latter's alleged attempt to charge its c...

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  • Australia probes Google over user data
Australia probes Google over user data

Google claims they developed "cleanroom" versions, however the lawsuit has gone on for some time and after a trip on appeal by Oracle to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March, Google was found to have infringed upon their copyright.

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  • 02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars
02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars

The remote Mars Helicopter , created to carry flight in the thin Martian setting with twin counter-rotating bladesthat weighs about four pounds (1.8 kilograms), with a fuselage the size of a softball, NASA explained. For its trip to Mars , the helicopter will be packed on the underside of the rover . What will the Mars Helicopter do? T...

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  • Google's Virtual Assistant Mimics Human Voice To Book Appointments
Google's Virtual Assistant Mimics Human Voice To Book Appointments

One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant . And John Legend will lend his melodic tones to the Assistant later this year-who wouldn't want him wishing you A Good Night ? Here's how all the new Google Assistant features compare to Amazon Alexa.

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  • Google will soon be able to write your emails for you
Google will soon be able to write your emails for you

A Google spokesperson told the Daily Dot that Smart Compose is "trained on billions of common phrases and sentences". Take Gmail, which just saw a redesign that introduced a new look to the desktop version of Google's mail client. For example, if you're writing an email on a Friday, it may suggest " Have a great weekend! " to end your message...

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  • Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses
Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses

Key among the new features is the ability for women to track their menstrual cycles, which the firm says is one of its most requested features. Fitbit's proprietary cycle algorithm gets smarter and more accurate as you consistently log your period.

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  • Instagram starts trialling in-app payments
Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Great news for WhatsApp users as they can now play Facebook or Instagram videos right in their conversations without ever being kicked over to another app. If Instagram does find the feature useful and makes it available to all its userbase, it can go a long way to help businesses that run on Instagram .

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  • IPhone 2018 - iPhone 9 to iPhone 11 What We Know So Far
IPhone 2018 - iPhone 9 to iPhone 11 What We Know So Far

Apple's quarter was strong in China, up 21 percent in revenue, and the top three smartphone models in China last quarter were iPhones - the iPhone X , presumably followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus . Apple is also spending heavily as its R&D costs rose in the quarter, and it is giving away huge amounts of money back to investors. Catawba Capi...

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  • Tesla Model Y won't be here until 2020
Tesla Model Y won't be here until 2020

The slower rate of output has limited the amount of money coming in from customers taking delivery and tested Tesla's balance sheet. Prospective patrons have showed patience - there are still more than 450,000 reservation holders waiting, and customer deposits keep rising, approaching nearly $1bn as of March 31.

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  • Oculus Go now available, standalone mobile VR for £199
Oculus Go now available, standalone mobile VR for £199

Evidence is piling up that Facebook-owned Oculus is gearing up to launch its low-priced, standalone virtual reality headset Oculus Go , possibly as soon as later today. The Oculus Go is a $200 value if Facebook hands out the 32GB model . This is a testament to Facebook's willingness to make tight or nonexistent profit margins in order to ensu...

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  • Facebook Stories could be key to the company's entire future
Facebook Stories could be key to the company's entire future

The third feature is the Video Calling. One of the biggest announcements was that Instagram users can now share to Stories straight from other platforms and apps. "We are also expanding our policies to guard against bullying young public figures on our platform", Instagram wrote on its blog. Explore is still personalized for you, but the co...

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  • Will users love it? Facebook is launching a dating feature
Will users love it? Facebook is launching a dating feature

He ran through a slew of new features and products Facebook is rolling out for its various platforms, such as "Watch Party", which gives users a way to watch video content together and chat with each other. So, dating features won't be on Facebook soon, though you can expect their arrival before too long. The massive hack prompted new questio...

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  • UK's Prince William and Kate register new son Louis's birth
UK's Prince William and Kate register new son Louis's birth

The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles , Kensington Palace announced Friday. "Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received".

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  • With Google's Help, Fitbit Is Making Moves Into Health Care
With Google's Help, Fitbit Is Making Moves Into Health Care

The Cloud Healthcare APIs are created to be easy to use and integrate, and Google officials say the system is fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (aka HIPPA ). This includes the ability to link data from FIT to electronic medical records. Ultimately, the end goal for Fitbit is for the platform to help...

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  • CBSC declares JEE Main Result 2018
CBSC declares JEE Main Result 2018

The time of the declaration of the result is not known as yet. A little more than 28% are OBC-NCL, 15% are SC and 7.5% are ST candidates. The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) has declared the JEE Main results for 2018 on 30 April 2018 .

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  • Reliance Jio launches JioFi dongle exchange offer, here's how it works
Reliance Jio launches JioFi dongle exchange offer, here's how it works

With that, RIL's retail business for the whole year stood at ₹69,198 crore, more than double from the previous year, thus making it the biggest retailer in the country. According to RIL, the increase in revenue was primarily on account of higher volumes with start-up of petrochemicals projects and uptrend in prices of products in refining and petro...

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  • EPS for Snap Inc. (SNAP) Expected At $-0.33 as of May, 1
EPS for Snap Inc. (SNAP) Expected At $-0.33 as of May, 1

Spectacles can store up to 150 videos or 3,000 photos at a time and can be imported to the user's Snapchat account when their phone is close by. With almost all of the 3.5 billion Snaps captured every day, taken on a phone, the company wants to take a leadership role as camera technology evolves, he said.

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  • Apple doubles OLED orders from Samsung, but there's a catch
Apple doubles OLED orders from Samsung, but there's a catch

Analyst claims that iPhone with LCD screen more affordable in price because of "Apple" the Corporation has made a decision to use for iPhone 9 LCD display instead of OLED, as well as budget hardware. The 5.8-inch iPhone X codenamed Porsche and the 6.5-inch iPhone X codenamed "Rolls Royce" will bear a resemblance in design when compared to i...

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  • Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support
Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support

If you are an iPhone 8 user with a third-party party display panel installed on your device, then it is important to download and install this latest update. iOS 11.3's major additions included new Animoji, new privacy features, and the ability to turn off battery throttling. At the time, some users speculated that the bug was an intentional move...

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  • BMW iX3 Concept With 400km Range Shown At Beijing Motor Show
BMW iX3 Concept With 400km Range Shown At Beijing Motor Show

The components for the fifth-generation powertrain are coming from production facilities in the U.S., China and Germany. Another notable element is that the electric motor does not need any rare earths, which means the BMW Group is not dependent on their availability.

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  • OnePlus 6 India launch set for May 18, reports say
OnePlus 6 India launch set for May 18, reports say

Recently, OnePlus released a new teaser image which reveals that the new OnePlus flagship will come with a new material. Or it is glass in a new finish, but that seems unlikely. We are glad to remain the partner of choice for such an iconic brand for over 3 years now and bring our customers exclusive access to the new OnePlus 6 .

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  • AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department
AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

The DOJ is specifically looking into how AT&T and Verizon worked with GSMA - as recently as this year - to establish standards that would lock eSIM phones to a network. AT&T told the Times that it was aware of the investigation and cooperating with authorities. "In the context of antitrust and I.P., we will be inclined to investigate and enforc...

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  • Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco up for Pre-Orders in India
Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco up for Pre-Orders in India

A 10% cashback is been given by ICICI Bank on usage of their credit and debit cards for payment procedure on Flipkart . There's also 4GB of RAM , 64GB of storage, a hybrid SIM card slot , Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac, an FM radio tuner, and a massive 3800mAh battery .

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  • Motorola revealed new smartphones Moto G6, Play the G6 and G6 Plus
Motorola revealed new smartphones Moto G6, Play the G6 and G6 Plus

Long story short, with this update policy in place for the Moto G6 and Moto E5 , I certainly won't be rushing to recommend a Moto device to anyone anytime soon... Motorola Moto G6 Play also features 5.7-inch 18:9 display but has lower HD resolution. One of our main gripes with the Moto G5S was the same Snapdragon 430 processor but...

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  • Moto G6 and Moto E5 series officially launched - Specs, Features, Price
Moto G6 and Moto E5 series officially launched - Specs, Features, Price

The G6 will retail for around $249. But they're arriving at an opportune time for Motorola. And just in case you're wondering, the Moto G6 does come with a headphone jack. The Moto E5 Play offers much of the same hardware as the base E5 ( Snapdragon 425/427, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage), but comes with a pocket-friendly 5.2” screen.

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  • SpaceX launching NASA's exoplanet-hunting spacecraft at 3:51 pm PDT
SpaceX launching NASA's exoplanet-hunting spacecraft at 3:51 pm PDT

Scientists expect Tess to discover thousands of rocky and icy planets and gas giants, maybe even water worlds and places defying imagination - possibly even a twin Earth. Delayed multiple times from March, the company's mission to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (or TESS) for NASA is now ready. But those found by TESS should ...

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  • The size of the football field Asteroid skimmed past Earth
The size of the football field Asteroid skimmed past Earth

Those asteroids , however, pose no threat to Earth. "2018 GE3 was found less than a day before its closest approach", said the report . Astronomers have increased their programs to seek near-Earth asteroids like 2018 GE3, but sometimes - like this time and as in 2013 with the Chelyabinsk event - asteroids do still surprise us.

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  • More SEGA Ages Games Have Been Announced
More SEGA Ages Games Have Been Announced

M2 was the studio behind a wide range of "3D Classics" releases on the Nintendo 3DS, so it definitely has a lot of experience working on Sega's classic games. The good news for Sega is that nostalgia is still big these days, so fans are sure to be excited to hear that several classic Sega games will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch soon.

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a wedding photographer
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a wedding photographer

Ms Greer has lived in the United Kingdom for over 50 years where she has formed strong but negative opinions on the Monarchy - which she calls "the firm". "Why would a girl born in poverty marry a man with 53 million quid?" "Meghan grew up in California and I am sure has an American view on pot", he said.

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  • This Gmail Will Self Destruct: Confidential Mode Is Coming
This Gmail Will Self Destruct: Confidential Mode Is Coming

A Google spokesperson said: 'We work hard to comply with the Right to be Forgotten , but we take great care not to remove search results that are in the public interest and will defend the public's right to access lawful information. As for recipients, they are expected to receive a link for expiring email which can be viewed by logging into the...

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  • CEO of XTwo Entertainment gives Ypee a $30000 Chevrolet Camaro
CEO of XTwo Entertainment gives Ypee a $30000 Chevrolet Camaro

All models will get a new set of sculpted LED taillamps, while RS, SS, and ZL1 versions will get dark-tinted neutral-density lenses. "Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and choices that customers want", said Steve ...

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  • Release Date Announced For New Spiderman Game
Release Date Announced For New Spiderman Game

This $149.99 box set includes all the digital content from the Digital Deluxe edition , a steelbook case featuring the "iconic" white spider, a mini art book from Titan Books, and a Spider-Man statue by Gentle Giant. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, I can safely say that this is a day 1 purchase for me without any hesitation. "...

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  • HMD pilots online platform for Nokia handset sale; plans enterprise sale too
HMD pilots online platform for Nokia handset sale; plans enterprise sale too

It has 3GB RAM with 32GB storage which can be extended up to 128GB with microSD card. It features a dual rear camera module with a 12 megapixel and a 13-megapixel camera with dual tone LED flash. The smartphone is also dust resistant. It is also Nokia's best Android smartphone to date and comes with a lovely design that sees curved glass on t...

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  • Spotify's IPO gave it a market valuation of $26.5 billion
Spotify's IPO gave it a market valuation of $26.5 billion

Its closest competitor, Apple Music, only has 36 million subscribers, reported CNBC . Since launching its streaming music service a decade ago, the Stockholm-founded company has overcome heavy resistance from big record labels and some major music artists to transform how the industry makes money.

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  • SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but $6 mn nose cone crashes
SpaceX launches 10 satellites, but $6 mn nose cone crashes

The Falcon 9 rocket being used for the launch was previously used in October for an Iridium satellite mission, and it was successfully recovered for re-use. The mobile voice and data communications company's final launches of this $3 billion satellite replacement project are expected to happen by the end of 2018.

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  • Terry Myerson is no longer with Microsoft
Terry Myerson is no longer with Microsoft

The company is establishing an Experiences and Devices team, and a Cloud and AI team, CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. The formal relegation of the Windows franchise, said Michael Cusumano, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, "has been a long time coming".

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  • Facebook enables update to make data settings, tools 'easier to find'
Facebook enables update to make data settings, tools 'easier to find'

The social-media giant is under scrutiny for its data-privacy practices following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica scraped data from 50 million Facebook users, which it reportedly used to influence USA elections. So if you used Facebook's direct video recording option, videos you discarded - and assumed were deleted - were still stored...

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