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Thursday, Sep 20

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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Online Multiplayer Mode Will Launch In November

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Rockstar Games has announced that the multiplayer mode in “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be called Red Dead Online and it will launch in November as a public beta. The game itself is scheduled to be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on Oct.…

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Amazon Echo Subwoofer, Smart Plug Leaked By Amazon UK

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It was reported earlier this week that Amazon is planning to launch a slew of new devices that support its Alexa voice assistant. Now, a couple of those rumored devices have been leaked online and one of them is a subwoofer for the Echo…

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Tesla News: Former GM Exec Predicts Doom For Electric Car Company

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A top auto industry executive expressed doubts about the future of Tesla, Inc. (TSLA ). Bob Lutz, who held high-level positions at Ford, Chrysler, BMW and General Motors, told CNBC's “Closing Bell” program that Tesla may not ever achieve…

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Leaked Google Home Hub Revealed To Be Google's Own Smart Display

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Google has already partnered with the likes of Lenovo and JBL to deliver a Google Assistant smart speaker that comes with a display. Now, Google is expected to make its very own product and a new leak may have already revealed what it will…

Tuesday, Sep 18

15

Great White Sharks Disappear Into Mysterious Mid-Pacific 'Lair' For Months

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A mysterious "lair" has been discovered between California and Hawaii where great white sharks disappear for months; however, the reason remains unknown. Researchers from Monterey bay Aquarium and Stanford University discovered the area…

Wednesday, Sep 12

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Plex Cloud Storage Service Will Shut Down In November

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Plex has announced that it will be shutting down its Cloud streaming service on Nov. 30. The company said that it decided to shut down Plex Cloud because it was unable to find a solution to the service's technical issues that would be cost…

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Worms In Space? ISS Experiment To Study Muscle Loss In Tiny Creatures

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A group of British researchers is planning to send hundreds of roundworms into space as part of an effort to better understand muscle loss during spaceflights. The worms, known as Caenorhabditis elegans or just C. elegans, will be…

Tuesday, Sep 11

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Promises To Deliver Impressive Battery Life To Smartwatches

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Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the company's latest chipset designed for wearable devices. The new Snapdragon Wear 3100 promises to deliver improved battery life and will support features that will come to Wear…

Monday, Sep 10

10

Planet Or Dwarf? Pluto Incorrectly Lost Planetary Status, Study Suggests

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We all love Pluto. The cute dwarf planet sits at the edge of our solar system, drawing attention with its unique properties, including a massive heart-like surface feature. It has long been a subject of scientific studies, but years of…

Friday, Sep 7

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'Battlefield V' Firestorm Battle Royale Mode Full Details Revealed

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EA has released a new trailer for the battle royale mode of “Battlefield V,” which is officially called Firestorm. The video game publisher has also revealed more details about the upcoming mode. The trailer that EA released the other day…

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Moon's Magnetic History Revealed By Mysterious Bright Lunar Swirls

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The moon, our only natural satellite, has long been a subject of major scientific studies and missions. It hosts a range of surface formations that provide insight into its birth and evolution over billions of years. Many of these features…

Thursday, Sep 6

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Wolf 503b: Exoplanet Twice As Big As Earth Discovered 145 Light-Years Away

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A new exoplanet nearly twice as big as the Earth was discovered in the constellation of Virgo, some 145 light-years away from us. The exoplanet, named Wolf 503b, was detected when a team of researchers hailing from Canada, America, and…

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Apple's 6.5-Inch OLED iPhone Could Be Named iPhone XS Max

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Apple will finally be revealing its three 2018 iPhone models next week and it looks like the biggest flagship will carry a new brand name. A couple of reports claim that Apple will be dropping the “Plus” name and it will be calling the 6.5…

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Uber 'On Track' For IPO In 2019: CEO

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Uber Technologies Inc is on track to go public next year and has no plans to sell its self-driving car research arm, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday. The ride-hailing company will ...

Wednesday, Sep 5

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Apple Won't Bring In-Display Fingerprint Sensors To iPhones Anytime Soon

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In-display fingerprint scanners are slowly being adopted by Android phone makers and it's expected that more handsets with the advanced biometric technology will be on the way next year. However, Apple may not be taking the same route with…

Instagram Reportedly Working On New Standalone App For Shopping

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Instagram has already released IGTV as a standalone app for watching vertical videos. Now, a new report claims that the Facebook-owned company is building a new standalone app that's intended for shopping. The new standalone shopping app…

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Facebook, Twitter Face US Congress Over Politics And The Internet

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Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its ope...

Tuesday, Sep 4

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'Fortnite' Cross-Play Won't Be Coming To PlayStation 4

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Sony isn't allowing cross-play and progression for “Fotnite” on the PlayStation 4 and it looks like it's going to be that way moving forward. In an interview during IFA 2018, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has made it clear that the PS4 if the…

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In India, Google Races To Parry The Rise Of Facebook

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SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI - Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the sea...

Monday, Sep 3

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Cryptocurrency Regulation: Japan Revamps Screening Process For Exchanges

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Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has tightened its screening process for registration of cryptocurrency exchanges "to see whether they are properly conducting risk management," Japan Times repo...

Friday, Aug 31

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Twitter Adopts Facebook-Like Rules For Political Ad Transparency

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Facebook has been the face of privacy issues and transparency around “fake news” and divisive political ads throughout 2018, but Twitter has its own problems to deal with, as well. The microblogging w...

Boeing Scores $805 Million Contract To Build Navy's Next Aerial Tanker Drone

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The Boeing Company has been awarded an $805 million contract to build the Navy’s first aerial refueling tanker drone which will fly alongside the service’s fleet of carrier fighter planes. The Pentago...

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EA Shares Plunge After One Month 'Battlefield V' Delay

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Electronic Arts (EA) had to delay one of its biggest upcoming games with relatively short notice this week, and investors were not pleased with the decision. In the wake of Thursday’s delay of “Battle...

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Shape Of Large Solar Eruptions Different From Original Assumptions, Study Suggests

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Scientists have long known about coronal mass ejections (CMEs) or the eruptions that occur when the sun's corona — outermost part of its atmosphere — expels a significant amount of plasma and accompanying magnetic field into outer space.…

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iPhone XS, XS Plus And Apple Watch Series 4 Revealed In New Leaks

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Apple has announced that it will officially announce its new 2018 iPhones next month, specifically on Sept. 12. However, a fresh new leak may have already revealed the design of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and the Apple Watch Series 4.…

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Republican Senator Asks FTC To Examine Google Ads

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U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called politi...

Thursday, Aug 30

08

Does Jupiter Have Water? Great Red Spot Shows Traces Deep Inside

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The birth and evolution of Jupiter have long been debated. Some think the gas giant, which weighs as much as 300 Earths, used left-over elements from a newborn sun and formed as its all gaseous close relative, while others posit it came…

Wednesday, Aug 29

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SpaceX Mars Colonization Plan: BFR Spaceships To House First Martian Settlers

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We all are aware of SpaceX's ambitious plan to put humans on Mars and colonize the red planet. The project, first announced in 2016, revolves around the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) that the company is building for transporting humans and cargo…

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Air Force's Falcon Telescope Installed To Track Satellites, Deep Space Objects

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A 20-inch telescope developed to track satellites as well as objects hurtling in deep space was installed Tuesday at the Grand Mesa Observatory in Whitewater, Colorado. The small aperture optical array is a part of the Falcon Telescope…

Tuesday, Aug 28

08

Toyota To Invest $500 Million In Uber For Self-Driving Cars

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Toyota Motor Corp will invest $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, the companies said on Monday, a bid by both to catch up to rivals in the hotly comp...