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How to watch the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday How to watch the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday
- Декабря 12, 2017

Frank Schomp captured a meteor streaking across the night sky on December 2, 2017. While the shower carries on throughout the month of December, it will reach its visual peak between the 13th and 14th of December. Since meteor showers are named after the location of the radiant, the Geminid got its name because the radiant is in the constellation Gemini. The Geminids can be observed with the bared eye under clear, dark skies over most of the globe, though the best show is from the Northern ... (more...)
Google has three Google has three "Appsperiments" for mobile photography
- Декабря 12, 2017

The apps were partly inspired by another Google app called Motion Stills , which helped "converts short videos into cinema-graphs and time lapses using experimental stabilization and rendering technologies". The three new experimental apps, (err, appsperimentals) use experimental technologies such as stylization algorithms, object recognition, person segmentation, and efficient image encoding/decoding. (more...)
Trump signs directive to send Americans back to the moon Trump signs directive to send Americans back to the moon
- Декабря 12, 2017

Under Space Policy Directive 1, the moon is seen as a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of Mars exploration. In their statement on the directive, the White House said Trump is refocusing the space program on feasible goals. Gidley added that Trump's decision is based on recommendations from the National Space Council , which is chaired by Vice President Pence. But presidents have promised Apollo-like ambitions for generations, and Trump is now the third consecutive Republican ... (more...)
Amazon expands Echo and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries Amazon expands Echo and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries
- Декабря 10, 2017

The service will allow YouTube to compete better with Apple Music and Spotify . Yet major record labels say the growth would be even more significant if not for YouTube , which they criticize for not compensating them enough, considering how much people use the site to listen to tunes. (more...)
Sensex shot up by 301.09 pts Sensex shot up by 301.09 pts
- Декабря 10, 2017

Sentiment bolstered after opinion polls gave an edge to the ruling BJP in crucial Gujarat elections, with investors vouching on current government fast phased economic reforms with political stability is vital for positivity in markets . (more...)
Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, House Passes Bill Loosening Gun Restrictions Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, House Passes Bill Loosening Gun Restrictions
- Декабря 09, 2017

That's why Barletta, R-Hazleton, voted for the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act - which passed the U.S. House by a bipartisan vote of 231-198. Most states grant hide and carry permits but issuance standards vary significantly between jurisdictions. This legislation has been a 30-year priority for the NRA, which still uses the hoary and bankrupt argument that if more people possess guns - whether openly carried or concealed - society will be the safer for it. (more...)
Apple on the Verge of $400 Million Buyout of Shazam
- Декабря 09, 2017

Shazam is the music discovery app that enables a smartphone owner to identify just about any song simply by tapping a button and holding their phone within listening range of the audio. Shazam Entertainment Limited was founded in 1999. If Apple buys out Shazam, it could mean big things for the app. Multinational technology company Apple is reportedly close to a deal to acquire the popular music identification app Shazam for $400 million, according to TechCrunch . (more...)
Aiyar's 'neech' remark, aggressive BJP and Rahul Gandhi's master stroke Aiyar's 'neech' remark, aggressive BJP and Rahul Gandhi's master stroke
- Декабря 09, 2017

Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday said he would accept whatever punishment the party gave him for his " neech aadmi " remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi if the party suffered any damage in the Gujarat elections because of his comments. (more...)
Super Earth : A planet like ours, that may host alien life Super Earth : A planet like ours, that may host alien life
- Декабря 08, 2017

Both planets are around 111 light years from Earth so while they're not exactly within a vacationing distance they are still extremely close when thinking about the size of our galaxy. Current technology prevents us from being able to definitively say which one it is but the fact that it could be either is a huge leap forward in our understanding of this distant solar system. (more...)
John Mayer Rushed to New Orleans Hospital for Emergency Appendectomy John Mayer Rushed to New Orleans Hospital for Emergency Appendectomy
- Декабря 07, 2017

The group postponed a New Orleans concert date on Tuesday and is now postponing two more dates in Orlando and Sunrise, Florida , this week. John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. (more...)
Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices
- Декабря 07, 2017

Both parties have said that they hope the matter will be resolved soon, but neither looks likely to budge. In September 2017, Google removed YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show . The two companies compete in a number of areas, including in cloud computing and in selling voice-controlled devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. (more...)
Honor View 10 Unveiled in the UK Ahead of January 8 Launch Honor View 10 Unveiled in the UK Ahead of January 8 Launch
- Декабря 06, 2017

The smartphone, which delivers full-screen viewing experience, will retail at AED 999. Sporting a dual rear camera (16 MP and 2 MP), which can capture Portrait Mode-like bokeh shots with in-focus foregrounds and blurred backgrounds, the photos came out pretty well in the daylight and outdoors. (more...)
Android Gains Safe Browsing Features To Out Apps Collecting Data Without Permission Android Gains Safe Browsing Features To Out Apps Collecting Data Without Permission
- Декабря 05, 2017

READ NEXT : Facebook launches new messaging app for kids "In our efforts to protect users and serve developers, the Google Safe Browsing team has expanded enforcement of Google's Unwanted Software Policy to further tamp down on unwanted and harmful mobile behaviors on Android ", said Google. (more...)
2017 supermoon rises this weekend 2017 supermoon rises this weekend
- Декабря 03, 2017

Rare sighting of the first and last supermoon of the year will be observed today all over the world including Pakistan. Even more so if it's a supermoon. The bigger question is whether we'll be able to see the supermoon in Seattle. "The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the Moon, not just that once but every chance they have!" says Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. (more...)
Micromax introduces Bharat 5 with massive 5000mAh battery; includes free 50GB data Micromax introduces Bharat 5 with massive 5000mAh battery; includes free 50GB data
- Декабря 02, 2017

It says that the chipset has a 1.3GHz 64-bit quad core CPU from which we can deduce that the Micromax Bharat 5 has a MediaTek MTK6737 chipset which is found in plenty of other budget offerings. Battery: This time Nokia beats Xiaomi with its long lasting 4,100mAh battery as compared to Redmi 5A's 3,000mAh battery . The timing of this new product launch couldn't be more flawless as Bharat 5 is targeted towards the budget-conscious shoppers - same as Xiaomi's latest "Desh Ka ... (more...)
Supermoon expected in skies above Gedling borough on Sunday Supermoon expected in skies above Gedling borough on Sunday
- Декабря 01, 2017

EST that Sunday, rising that same evening around 6 p.m. EST. Tides are enhanced when Earth is at perihelion (the closest point in its orbit to the sun) and the moon is at perigee, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey . Some Native American tribes also call the December full moon the Long Nights Moon. While the moon is undoubtedly both bigger and brighter than usual, our eyes tend to trick us into seeing the moon as larger than it truly is. (more...)
Update Immediately to Block the Root Vulnerability Bug Update Immediately to Block the Root Vulnerability Bug
- Ноября 30, 2017

You'll need to enter in your administrator name and password again, then open the menu bar in Directory Utility and click on "Edit" then 'Change Root Password...' You can find instructions on how to do so below. In October a flaw was discovered that could have allowed anyone to gain access to encrypted hard disk volumes . Ensuring that unauthorized users can't act as the root user in a Unix system is basic security, because anyone who can become root can do anything they want. (more...)
Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack
- Ноября 30, 2017

Uber spokeswoman Molly Spaeth said in an email the company is "committed to changing the way we do business". The data breach resulted in almost 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised. "There is no excuse for keeping this information from consumers". Ferguson says that Uber did not notify his office until this month, more than a year after the breach. (more...)
We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city
- Ноября 30, 2017

However, the software giant is not developing a new campus altogether, rather it is planning a significant modernization of its Redmond headquarters , the company told employees on Tuesday, in a post. A two-acre open air plaza will house running and walking trails, soccer and cricket fields, and retail space. Microsoft says the new campus will be "built for pedestrians and bikes" with auto parking moved underground. (more...)
Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID
- Ноября 29, 2017

Once the features are enabled, the person on the video unlocks the iPhone X with their face to show it works. Also, the security firm used the same technology that Face ID uses which is printed infrared images for the eyes. One of such features is that the iPhone X does not bring the new notifications to the screen until it is sure that you are the owner of the iPhone and are attentive towards the phone. (more...)

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