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Sci-tech Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam
Author: 0 Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports estimated the acquisition to be valued at around $400 million. The acquisition of Shazam Entertainment makes sense for many reasons, the most obvious being that it could help Apple boost its music subscription service, whose user numbers now lag far behind that of Spotify.

Sci-tech Injustice™2 Announces Free Trial for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One Players
Author: 0 Injustice™2 Announces Free Trial for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One Players

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios , Injustice ™ 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. You get to choose from all of the base characters (other than Braniac) and a select smattering of the DLC characters in multiverse mode. What's pretty cool with this specific free weekend, is that all the characters will be available to try out - even paid for DLC ...

Sci-tech Year-Old Greenland Shark Found in Arctic; Likely Oldest Living Vertebrate
Author: 0 Year-Old Greenland Shark Found in Arctic; Likely Oldest Living Vertebrate

That was the year that Martin Luther became a monk and King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon.in short, a bloody long time ago. A report by The Sun said it was the oldest of 28 Greenland sharks to be analysed. Normally, Greenland sharks have an estimated lifespan of 400 years, and hence, they have the longest known lifespan of any vertebrate species of the world.

Author: 0 IMac Pro Is On Sale Now

According to a number of early reviews, Apple's brand new iMac Pro is an absolute beast of a machine. Now we know it's definitely going to be available before the end of the year (unlike the HomePod ), when it goes on sale later this week on Thursday, December 14th.

Sci-tech NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station
Author: 0 NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

EST) on the vast steppes outside of a remote town in Kazakhstan . "It is a frigid 10 degrees Fahrenheit on the ground, with the wind chill making it feel like 5 degrees below zero", NASA announced at touchdown . Mr Bresnik, Mr Ryazansky and Mr Nespoli spent 139 days aboard the orbiting space laboratory. Along with NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, Bresnik led a trio of spacewalks to replace one of two latching end effectors on the station's robotic arm, Canadarm2.

Sci-tech Gremio defeat Pachuca in extra-time to reach CWC final
Author: 0 Gremio defeat Pachuca in extra-time to reach CWC final

No African team has finished higher than fifth at the Club World Cup since Wydad's city rivals Raja Casablanca contested, and lost, the 2013 final to Germans Bayern Munich. Forward Luan , one of Brazil's most promising stars, had one of the best opportunities when he struck the post with a long-range shot early in the second half.

Sci-tech THIS cars scored the first ever zero-star Euro NCAP rating
Author: 0 THIS cars scored the first ever zero-star Euro NCAP rating

As auto models live longer, Euro NCAP has made a decision to re-test updated models too, and that has seen the rather basic Punto, devoid of the electronic nannies we get today, relegated to the bottom drawer of cars on the market. The Fiat Punto has been on sale since 2005. The aging supermini is outclassed by every auto tested in recent history and becomes Euro NCAP's first vehicle ever to be awarded zero stars.

Sci-tech Mercedes G-class interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut
Author: 0 Mercedes G-class interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut

The interior of the original Mercedes G-Class has been nipped and tucked more frequently and thoroughly than nearly any other part of the vehicle, yet this second-generation version's interior is unmistakably all-new and vastly improved. The most significant upgrade are the seats and the space inside in general. Merc says you can accommodate a one-litre water bottle in the rear door bins, while the seats recline, split and fold 60:40 for longer loads.

Sci-tech The Final Trailer for Will Smith's Police Fantasy-Thriller
Author: 0 The Final Trailer for Will Smith's Police Fantasy-Thriller "Bright"

With the underrated Street Kings and End of Watch , under his belt, Ayer brings the fantastical element from Suicide Squad into the world of Los Angeles with Bright . The music in the trailer is " Crown " by Camila Cabello & Grey from the soundtrack, Bright: The Album , which is out December 15, and also features Migos, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign and more.

Sci-tech Samsung Notebook 9 2018 models include 2-in-1
Author: 0 Samsung Notebook 9 2018 models include 2-in-1 "Pen" version

The devices will be on display at CES 2018. The non S-Pen supporting models are backed by 75Whr batteries , while the Notebook 9 Pen model is supported by 39Whr battery. The non S-Pen models come in Titan Silver and Crush White colours, while the Notebook 9 Pen comes in Light Titan colour variant. Like the other two Notebook 9 models, this also being powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and can be configured to come with up to 16GB of RAM .

Sci-tech Crytek sues Star Citizen studios over use of CryEngine
Author: 0 Crytek sues Star Citizen studios over use of CryEngine

You can head over to DSOG and read the list of complaints against the companies, but what is odd is that those games no longer use the Crytek engine, but Crytek is arguing that it is being rebuffed after considerable investments for the project.

Sci-tech Nintendo Reportedly Looking For New Partners To Make More Mobile Games
Author: 0 Nintendo Reportedly Looking For New Partners To Make More Mobile Games

Nintendo reportedly looking for new partners in mobile games development. However, Nintendo doesn't plan to take ownership stakes in its future partners. The strategy seems to pay off, too. This is already evident to work as the Animal Crossing title on the mobile markets have triggered sales increase for the latest Animal Crossing video game on the Nintendo 3DS.

Author: 0 Alleged 2018 Nokia 6 leaked in TENAA certification

It is a mid-range phone through and through and, aside from the branding, might nearly be forgettable. This cannot be helped as getting a Nokia 6 or a Nokia 3 can be really hard for those living in the States. Reuters/Dado RuvicIt is speculated that Nokia 9 will be released by the end of the year. Because of this bezel-less trend-compliant design, the fingerprint scanner was placed on what GSM Arena can glean from the images as an aluminum unibody.

Sci-tech Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries
Author: 0 Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

The automaker announced Wednesday that the duo will begin exploring a tie-up on automotive batteries - a critical piece of the effort to make electric vehicles more affordable and usable. "Our cylindrical batteries are the most widely used batteries in pure EVs at the moment", said Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga. The deal places Panasonic in the unusual position of straddling the technological and strategic divide between Toyota and Tesla.

Sci-tech US Law Bans Kaspersky Security Products From Government Systems
Author: 0 US Law Bans Kaspersky Security Products From Government Systems

The ban reinforces a directive issued by the Trump administration in September stipulating that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky's software within 90 days. Senator Shaheen's broad legislation stipulates that Kaspersky Lab products, or any affiliated products and services, be banned from all federal computers and connected networks.

Sci-tech Stock Views And Recommendations: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Author: 0 Stock Views And Recommendations: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

About 4,500 shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Baltimore reported 2.58% stake.

Sci-tech Apple Doubles Down on Proximity Sensing Tech with #390M Finisar Investment
Author: 0 Apple Doubles Down on Proximity Sensing Tech with #390M Finisar Investment

Apple's Finisar investment is part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund program that will invest a billion dollars in domesting manufacturing companies. The new facility is expected to open in the second half of next year. There are three VCSELs in every iPhone X. Launched in 1988, Finisar has built much of its business on transceivers and transponders.

Sci-tech Release date announced; New announcement trailer released
Author: 0 Release date announced; New announcement trailer released

The pricing of the game will change to reflect its move from early access to full release, with the PC version coming in at $39.99 while the console version will be $49.99. The physical version of the game will come with a colored map of the Exiled Lands and an exclusive weapon that you can use from day one Conan's Atlantean Sword.

Author: 0 Nationwide Fund Advisors Sells 1569 Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

For comparison's sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. It has outperformed by 23.17% the S&P500. About 1.43M shares traded. Finally, Vetr lowered Activision Blizzard from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $59.97 price objective on the stock.in a report on Monday, October 23rd.

Sci-tech Roots of Great Red Spot of Jupiter revealed by Juno
Author: 0 Roots of Great Red Spot of Jupiter revealed by Juno

To get a closer look, Juno swung low during its first pass over the Spot in July 2017, and along with a collection of stunning photos , the spacecraft tuned all of its instruments towards the storm. While the Great Red Spot has been monitored by the astronauts since 1830, the storm is believed to have appeared on the planet's surface since some 350 years.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) leaks with an infinity display
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) leaks with an infinity display

The names of the devices are also rumored to change to A8 and A8 Plus. They said the Clear ID fingerprint scanner was designed for phones with "infinity displays", Samsung calls their lovely 18:9 aspect ratio curved display as infinity display.

Sci-tech Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand
Author: 0 Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand

It has been estimated that the bird probably weighed about 220 pounds and was around 5 feet 10 inches tall. "We examined the wing and leg bones of this penguin and quickly realized that we had a previously unknown species ", he said . Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. It's an ancient species that swam off the coast of New Zealand between 55 and 60 million years ago.

Sci-tech Birth of new island could offer NASA clues about life on Mars
Author: 0 Birth of new island could offer NASA clues about life on Mars

The Tongan Island happens to be a model for researchers by which they can have a better understanding of the terrain on Mars. It comes after US President Donald Trump on Monday directed NASA to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

Sci-tech Instagram Now Lets You Follow Your Favourite Hashtags
Author: 0 Instagram Now Lets You Follow Your Favourite Hashtags

Search for something, and relevant hashtags will be listed in the results. And to find more hashtags you like, you can click on hashtags your friends are using to discover more things that might interest you. Hashtag followings will be invisible to onlookers if your account is private, too. Tap on it to follow posts from that hashtag. " Instagram is making interests - and the communities that form around them - a big focus, and following hashtags is our first step".

Sci-tech Facebook agrees to pay millions more in tax
Author: 0 Facebook agrees to pay millions more in tax

Its move is sure, however, to lead to anxiety within Government at the first tangible evidence that European pressure over Ireland's role as a linchpin in the tax avoidance of multinationals is having an impact. But its United Kingdom corporation tax only rose to £5.1m from £4.2m a year earlier, and once deductible expenses were applied, the company only paid £2.58m.

Sci-tech Microsoft previews Quantum Development Kit
Author: 0 Microsoft previews Quantum Development Kit

And as it's deeply integrated into Visual Studio , many elements will be familiar to devs who regularly work with other programming languages. Microsoft has launched its Quantum Development Kit - even though a quantum computer doesn't even exist yet.

Sci-tech Google releases three photography 'appsperiments'
Author: 0 Google releases three photography 'appsperiments'

Now that this is enabled, your phone app's call log will also house a record of Duo calls, just like Google previously announced. First up is an application for Android called Storyboard . The idea behind the app is an individual moving around into various poses, while the app clicking a picture every time the individual stops moving. The primary highlight of the app is that it automatically captures images as soon as it identifies the subject as posing.

Author: 0 Detective Pikachu Game May Be Coming to Europe, North America

So mark it on your calendars, Pokemon fans. Ryan Reynolds ( Deadpool ) was recently tapped to play the title character in the movie. The first live-action film based on the franchise is starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith ( Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ) and Kathryn Newton ( Big Little Lies ).

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

And since every Nintendo Switch system comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family* right out of the box. The Wii shifted 100 million units throughout its lifetime , and while the Switch is certainly performing well, it isn't quite on that level just yet.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything we know so far
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9: Everything we know so far

The fingerprint sensor in the Note 8 has been placed next to the dual-rear camera. Infinity Display is the term Samsung uses for its display on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 and has actually been trademarked by the company, so no other vendors can use it.

Author: 0 BBC launches first voice activated service with Alexa Skill

The songs can be chosen from your preferred streaming service including Amazon's Prime Music or partner services like Spotify, TuneIn, and Pandora. The second generation Amazon Echo DOT has just been released in Canada. A variety of voice commands can be used to set up these alarms. Only Fire TV will not support this feature for alarms. Amazon Music customers can also preset alarms with music based on their mood, activity, or remembered song lyrics by saying "Alexa, wake me up to ...

Sci-tech LOOK UP: Geminid meteor shower to light up December sky
Author: 0 LOOK UP: Geminid meteor shower to light up December sky

The Geminids are unusual in that they are not shed by a classic icy comet but a body that shares characteristics of both comets and asteroids. Of the nine class I meteor showers that appear this year, the Geminids are arguably the greatest.

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Author: 0 Google's "AR Stickers" app is now available for Pixel phones

Google has said it will release more AR sticker packs over time. Google's recent release advertisement for AR Stickers dives deep into the upcoming film release of " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ". The AR stickers will interact with other characters in the scene as well. This isn't anything new to anyone used to Snapchat; you get a bunch of animated 3D "stickers" that work together with the camera and be dropped around in your environment.

Author: 0 Knock-off version of 'MyEtherWallet' tops Apple's App Store charts

The app's sudden surge in popularity comes as digital currency Bitcoin continues to grow in value and as Bitcoin exchange app Coinbase has dominated the store's free downloads list. Apps are so popular that Apple's App Store was growing increasingly and, apparently, unacceptably cluttered. A crypto wallet consists of a public address where money is sent to, that's shareable, and a private key that grants the wallet owner access - that should never be shared and should be kept securely.

Sci-tech We've made history in setting up Real Madrid showdown
Author: 0 We've made history in setting up Real Madrid showdown

Al-Jazira set up a FIFA Club World Cup semifinal against European champions Real Madrid as they beat Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 in Abu Dhabi. "We were excited to arrive here and are looking forward to the opportunity of defending this title", Ramos told Real Madrid's official website.

Sci-tech You can finally order the Google Home Max in the US
Author: 0 You can finally order the Google Home Max in the US

That happens to be today, and as it turns out, the device is now available from Best Buy and Verizon , priced at $399. Up to this point, we still only have a " Join Waitlist " option from Google's own store . The big box retailer says it will be able to deliver the Assistant enabled smart speaker as early as tomorrow, if you choose expedited shipping. It comes with a USB type-C port and microphone switch, and connects to devices via a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Chromecast , or Bluetooth.

Sci-tech Google Maps gettting real-time notifications soon
Author: 0 Google Maps gettting real-time notifications soon

The new addition can be found when you do the usual search for your transit directions in the app. The new thing is that one would be able to get the live updates as the individual walks or rides a bus or train as soon as the "start" button present at the bottom of the screen is tapped along with providing the details about the tour.

Sci-tech Some Familiar Faces are Coming to Street Fighter V
Author: 0 Some Familiar Faces are Coming to Street Fighter V

She will be released on January 16th and she isn't a kid anymore. Capcom dropped a bomb at the PlayStation Experience 2017 event by revealing as many as six new Season 3 DLC characters for Street Fighter V . The second season just wrapped up with the final addition of Zeku and the company is now preparing the launch a new version of the game which includes a number of big additions as well as the highly requested Arcade Mode.

Sci-tech Has Nasa's Kepler telescope discovered alien life? Stargazers set for big announcement
Author: 0 Has Nasa's Kepler telescope discovered alien life? Stargazers set for big announcement

NASA does not mention aliens explicitly in its description of the telescope's mission, but it does state that Kepler is on the hunt for planets like Earth . "The idea is that if advanced alien civilizations build planet-sized megastructures - solar panels, ring worlds, telescopes, beacons, whatever - Kepler might be able to distinguish them from planets", Wright wrote in a blog post .

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy S9 might come with improved Iris Scanner
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 might come with improved Iris Scanner

The Galaxy S9 Plus could have a notch at the bottom of the screen. South Korean smartphone giant Samsung has released a new software update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones in the Indian market. This would allow incredible high-quality slow motion footage, with Samsung having already announced a sensor that is capable of delivering this spectacular feature.

Sci-tech Geminid meteor shower peaks this Wednesday
Author: 0 Geminid meteor shower peaks this Wednesday

And at three miles wide, it is just half the size of the space rock that led to the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs. Those chances diminish as the Geminid showers wane December 16, with a 70-percent chance of snow and freezing rain in Bonners Ferry, conditions are likely to be too overcast and too miserable for meteor watching.

Sci-tech Dengue death: Victim's father files police complaint against Fortis Hospital
Author: 0 Dengue death: Victim's father files police complaint against Fortis Hospital

Besides registering an FIR against a doctor at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in connection with the death of seven-year-old Adya during treatment for dengue, the local administration is now considering criminal action against the hospital management for violation of directions under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Sci-tech There will be Saturday night Premier League games from 2019 to 2022
Author: 0 There will be Saturday night Premier League games from 2019 to 2022

Overall, the Premier League is expected to raise the number of live games broadcast from 168 to 200, out of 380 fixtures. The three season deal from the 2016-17 until 2018-19 seasons had a 70% increase on the previous £3 billion deal. Additionally, it will be interesting to see the attendance from away fans who would be travelling long distances. "We do not want to see more games on live TV as this makes life increasingly hard for away fans in particular", he said.

Sci-tech From Software Teases New Project in Brief Trailer at The Game Awards
Author: 0 From Software Teases New Project in Brief Trailer at The Game Awards

All you can see is some sort of gruesome looking device made of bone, which contains a spindle for a blood-soaked rope. While The Game Awards 2017 held many big reveals, such as Soulcalibur VI and Beyonetta 3, Dark Souls developer FromSoftware is a little more coy on what it now has in the oven.

Sci-tech IND vs SL 1st ODI: Dhoni helps India avoid lowest total scare
Author: 0 IND vs SL 1st ODI: Dhoni helps India avoid lowest total scare

Thisara Perera, Sri Lanka's new ODI skipper, chose to bowl first and the seamers justified his decision by picking up quick wickets. # Angelo Mathews gets the leg of Shikhar Dhawan before middle stump and dismisses him at duck. MS Dhoni scored more than half of the runs the entire team scored (112 all out) with a magnificent 65-run inning that came off 87 balls and was laced with 10 fours and two very big sixes.

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