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Sci-tech SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch until Thursday
Author: 0 SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch until Thursday

The launch of Falcon 9 was scheduled for February 18, however, due to final checkups of the payload fairings , the launch was postponed to February 21 from Vandenberg Air Force base in California . This enormous satellite constellation will improve on existing satellite internet services by offering a reliable connection, broad coverage areas, and acceptable levels of latency.

Sci-tech Conservative users say Twitter removing thousands of followers
Author: 0 Conservative users say Twitter removing thousands of followers

The hashtag #TwitterLockOut was trending in the U.S. Wednesday morning as thousands of accounts including those belonging to Michael Flynn Jr., the son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson complained that hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of their followers had been shut down.

Sci-tech Apple readies two new iPads for release
Author: 0 Apple readies two new iPads for release

The Eurasian Economic Commission approved two mysterious devices for Apple this week, which could be new, yet unseen iPads, as spotted by the French outlet Consomac . In the past, similar filings have tipped the hat on new MacBook models , the iPhone 7 and AirPods . The current budget iPad, which launched in March 2017, starts at $329.

Sci-tech Facebook Messenger Allows Users To Add More People To Ongoing Calls
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger Allows Users To Add More People To Ongoing Calls

Similar to other group calls on Messenger , all participants remain part of a chat group created automatically once everyone hangs up. If yes, then Facebook Messenger just heard you. Though it is a small update, allowing users to add more people to an ongoing call would surely make the app more useful and position it better against rivals like Skype, Google Hangout and more that already offer such a facility to the users.

Sci-tech Nest's indoor security camera now has Google Assistant built in
Author: 0 Nest's indoor security camera now has Google Assistant built in

The Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera has received a significant update , which adds Google Home-like functionality. It's far and away the "smartest" home security camera you can buy today. With the Google and Nest teams now happily working together , the integration of services is coming. And the Google Assistant will add a whole new level of intelligence by helping answer questions, control your home, and manage tasks.

Sci-tech Pat Buchanan: Russian troll farm an act of war?
Author: 0 Pat Buchanan: Russian troll farm an act of war?

Trump is not the only politician who has recently criticized how the Obama administration handled Russia's election meddling. "We expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokespeople and other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the U.S.

Sci-tech Qualcomm teases what its Snapdragon 845 can do for VR
Author: 0 Qualcomm teases what its Snapdragon 845 can do for VR

Qualcomm will be demoing the capabilities of the Snapdragon 845 and the AI Engine at Mobile World Congress. To support the new AI Engine, devices will need to house a Snapdragon 845, 835, 820 or 660 chipset. The reference design is available for both standalone goggles as well as those where you have to slot in a smartphone to power the VR experience. "The Snapdragon Mobile VR Platform lends itself to the highest possible level of performance to meet the high computing demands of the ...

Sci-tech The new Volvo V60 is a sleek wagon with more semi-autonomy
Author: 0 The new Volvo V60 is a sleek wagon with more semi-autonomy

Based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the new Volvo V60 wants to set a new standard in the mid-size premium segment with its advanced technologies, luxurious interior and advanced connectivity features. The array of safety technology offered will match other latest-generation Volvos. Volvo said on Wednesday that it has upgraded its Pilot Assist driver assistance system for "improved cornering".

Sci-tech Winter Olympics: Vonn's gold hopes go downhill
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Vonn's gold hopes go downhill

And then she was gone. But the 25-year-old racer seems to be enjoying the Korean snow and just four days earlier took silver in the women's super-G. Goggia made history to become the first Italian to win the women's downhill. As always Austria has a challenger with Cornelia Huetter's win at Lake Louise on the World Cup circuit in December, a warning that she could be an outside threat, as could Switzerland's Michelle Gisin.

Sci-tech Chandrayaan-2 mission cheaper than Hollywood's movie Interstellar
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-2 mission cheaper than Hollywood's movie Interstellar

ISRO has been taking strict measurements on limiting wastage and using resources to their full extent which has brought down the cost of such rather costly and valuable mission to the moon. ISRO is also planning to send three unmanned vehicles which include, an orbiter craft that will hover above the moon's surface, plus a rover and a lander that will safely plop that rover on the moon.

Author: 0 Analysts Are Gushing Over NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) has declined 23.80% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 72.29% the S&P500. Central Asset Investments & Management Holdings Hk Ltd increased its stake in Nvidia Corp ( NVDA ) by 190776.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Sci-tech Leaked photo shows possible prototype of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Author: 0 Leaked photo shows possible prototype of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

We have reported earlier how Sony plans to launch the XZ2 at the MWC 2018 . In the meantime it's good to see that despite Sony reducing focus on certain markets that they still have quite a number of handsets in the works. The display will also boast the protection of the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phones will also use the vibration engine (haptic feedback?) to power a new music feature for the phone, which sounds a bit exciting.

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Author: 0 "Mr. Steven" joins the SpaceX drone ship fleet to catch rocket fairings

Explaining the delay in the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the company tweeted on Sunday: "Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing ". Recovering and reusing a fairing could save SpaceX a significant amount of money. Now, the company is planning same for the fairing. In 2017, SpaceX successfully launched the first reflight of an orbital class rocket - a huge feat that took 15 years to reach - and managed to also salvage the nose cone ...

Sci-tech Gaming icon Atari creates their own cryptocurrency
Author: 0 Gaming icon Atari creates their own cryptocurrency

They gave Atari a 15% stake in their company in order to acquire the rights to use the famous name and logo for their product. However, their announcement was light on details about any technical benefits the Atari or Pong tokens would offer over competing cryptocurrencies, and a number of commentators have put the announcement down as further evidence of the current "crypto-bubble".

Sci-tech Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon be a
Author: 0 Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon be a "Great Red Memory"

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm that's larger than life. and our planet. By 2017 it had shrunk to just 10,000 miles across-that's just 1.3 times the diameter of Earth. Instead, our planet's dynamic atmosphere is in close contact with features like oceans and land. "In truth, the GRS has been shrinking for a long time, ' he said, noting it is now shrinking".

Sci-tech Snapchat redesign separates 'Friends' and 'Discover' pages
Author: 0 Snapchat redesign separates 'Friends' and 'Discover' pages

The new functionality is the result of a partnership with Giphy, and provides users with access to Giphy's enormous GIF database from right within the Snapchat app. To add GIFs to your Snap, start by taking a photo or video in the app. Apparently, Snapchat users are annoyed that Stories from friends who follow them back are now disjointed through the inbox with messages threads in between.

Sci-tech Child missing from Florida found in Macon
Author: 0 Child missing from Florida found in Macon

A man that Alice appeared to have been traveling with was taken into custody with charges pending, officials said. The TV station spoke with the girl's mother earlier on Sunday and she said her daughter had been in communication with a person online who lives in IL.

Author: 0 SpaceX CEO's Comments About a Texas Launch Site Upsets A Border Community

SpaceX is slated to launch more satellites - and not just test satellites, but ones that can actually offer Internet connection - into low-Earth orbit as early as 2019. Since SpaceX successfully test fired their Falcon Heavy rocket a few weeks ago, various space organisations have got a reason to smile. That mission is now set for February 21 (Wednesday this week) after a couple of delays, and the goal will be to have the fairing return to Earth gently, assisted by geotagged ...

Sci-tech Tiger set to be the 'Baaghi' for the third time
Author: 0 Tiger set to be the 'Baaghi' for the third time

While presenting the trailer for the second instalment of the Baaghi franchise, rebels Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani will be making action-packed entry at the trailer launch event. The makers roped in the rumoured couple Tiger and Disha Patni for the second series. The trailer is coming on February 21, so let's see. So far, I have put on 5 kg for the film.

Sci-tech Spotify Reportedly Working On A Smart Speaker
Author: 0 Spotify Reportedly Working On A Smart Speaker

Or are there going to be problems? It basically costs three times what the Echo and Home speakers ask for, and a lot of this has to do with the quality of its sound. It is not unusual for any speaker with a vibration-damping silicone base to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces. The new recruit would oversee the supply chain for the new product, indicating that Spotify could be on the cusp of setting up the manufacturing process.

Sci-tech Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord
Author: 0 Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord

The indictment is the first filed against Russian nationals as part of Mueller's probe into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 elections. So the good news for President Trump is there was no evidence of collusion. Trump did find time to use the Florida shooting to criticize FBI, saying in a tweet late Saturday that the bureau "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect and arguing that agents are "spending too much time trying to prove ...

Sci-tech Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Includes 30 New Tiers
Author: 0 Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Includes 30 New Tiers

Even with the added tiers, gamers should be able to complete the pass in about the same amount of time as it took to get through season two (typically between 75 and 150 hours). You can purchase the Fortnite Battle Pass within the game by navigating in Battle Royale and selecting the Battle Pass tab. Includes access to the Battle Pass and instantly unlocks your next 25 tiers, all at a 40% discount.

Sci-tech Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p
Author: 0 Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p

While the benefits of 4K are mostly reserved for those who actually have TVs that support it, a technology called supersampling still provides benefits for those who only have 1080p displays. To appease gamer's, a tweet from Kevin Gammill, Xbox Partner Group Program Manager, has stated that not only will it be coming to Xbox One X but also Xbox One S as well.

Sci-tech Here's why Apple's iPhone X sales are affecting Samsung
Author: 0 Here's why Apple's iPhone X sales are affecting Samsung

As well as the iPhone X, Apple also introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which flank the OLED handset in terms of physical size. For Q1 2018, it reports, Samsung Display had counted on making 45-50 million OLED panels for the iPhone X.

Sci-tech Banner Confirms Burnout Paradise for PS4 Release Date
Author: 0 Banner Confirms Burnout Paradise for PS4 Release Date

This includes the Big Surf Island downloadable content. Well a quick look at their website reveals this is their first game, but the good news is that the team includes ex-Criterion staff, which is a good sign. Burnout Paradise Remastered will be available as a digital download and at retail for £34.99. A decade after its initial release, Criterion's brilliant open-world racer Burnout Paradise is getting a second life on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One .

Sci-tech 'NRA Is Not Okay': Students Taking 'Never Again' Movement To Washington
Author: 0 'NRA Is Not Okay': Students Taking 'Never Again' Movement To Washington

Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Rick Scott as ones who have received donations from the NRA. Pressure is mounting on the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.

Sci-tech Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
Author: 0 Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals Almost Everything

The Exynos-sporting Galaxy S9+ has far surpassed its Snapdragon sibling with a single-core result of 3773 and multi-core one of 9024. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will look the same, save for one detail, the Galaxy S9 will ship with a single camera on the back, while two cameras will be included on the back of the Galaxy S9 Plus.

Sci-tech Sony Is Developing A Taxi Hailing Platform
Author: 0 Sony Is Developing A Taxi Hailing Platform

Sony's push comes at the same time that Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who is now in Tokyo , is attempting to make new inroads into the Japanese market. That means its core service, that it offers in major markets like the USA and United Kingdom, is not in full operation in Japan. SoftBank, Uber's investor , is one such company which has already spotted the potential business value of bringing new ride-hailing services to the country.

Sci-tech Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug
Author: 0 Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

You can download the iOS 11.2.6 update on your iPhone 5s and above models, iPad Air and above models, iPad mini 2 and above models, or the sixth generation iPod touch . You can install it on the fourth-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K via Settings System Software Updates Update Software. The Telugu bug is the latest in a series of recent software problems for Apple .

Sci-tech Renault Asks CEO To Stay In The Position
Author: 0 Renault Asks CEO To Stay In The Position

Renault, which is conducting trials of semi-autonomous cars and plans to put totally self-driving vehicles on the road as soon as 2021, says entertainment will become a bigger chunk of business as drivers switch from speedometers and steering wheels to pastimes such as in-car entertainment and dining.

Sci-tech Another SpaceX Rocket Launch Scheduled For Wednesday
Author: 0 Another SpaceX Rocket Launch Scheduled For Wednesday

Mr Musk's company began work on its own satellite plans in 2014 but has played down the urgency of the project as it has focused on its more immediate goals of improving the performance of its main Falcon 9 rocket and getting the long-delayed Falcon Heavy off the ground.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs sighted on GFXBench
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs sighted on GFXBench

This will be one of the major innovations in the next generation Samsung flagship, delivering slow motion shooting at 1,000 frames per second. An anonymous Reddit user reportedly claims that he has spent 20 minutes of hands-on time with a Galaxy S9.

Sci-tech 2200 on new 4G smartphones
Author: 0 2200 on new 4G smartphones

Jio offers up to Rs 2,200 cash back on the purchase of 22 various mobile phone brands such as Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and other brands. The moment a customer does a Rs198 or Rs299 recharge for the first time, until 31 March, a total of 44 vouchers of Rs50 will be credited to the customers MyJio account.

Sci-tech Jio Phone Now Available to Buy via Amazon India: Launch Offers Detailed
Author: 0 Jio Phone Now Available to Buy via Amazon India: Launch Offers Detailed

According to the report of market research firm Counterpoint, JioPhone was the most selling feature 4g phone in India with 26 percent of market share in the Q4. " Jio , the world's largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement", said Akash Ambani, Director, Jio .

Sci-tech Samsung has surplus OLED screens due to disappointing iPhone X sales
Author: 0 Samsung has surplus OLED screens due to disappointing iPhone X sales

OLED technology offers high resolutions, a wide colour gamut, and the ability to bend the display to narrow a phone's bezel. As for Apple specifically, Nikkei again says that Apple will cut iPhone X production by "half" this quarter, which means Samsung is left with excess production of its OLED panels and essentially no one to buy them.

Sci-tech NASA to Send Million-Year-Old Rock Back To Mars
Author: 0 NASA to Send Million-Year-Old Rock Back To Mars

Last week New Horizons broke the record for long-distance deep space photography ; this week, the Opportunity Rover broke the record for long-distance deep space roving. "Perseverance Valley is a special place, like having a new mission again after all these years". It's mysterious. It's exciting. "We already knew it was unlike any place any Mars rover has seen before, even if we don't yet know how it formed, and now we're seeing surfaces that look like stone stripes", Arvidson added.

Sci-tech Pune to get Hyperloop One connectivity by 2025
Author: 0 Pune to get Hyperloop One connectivity by 2025

The development of the hyperloop will be carried out in two phases: Virgin Hyperloop One will first set up a demonstration track within three years. The first hyperloop route will link central Pune with the megapolis as well as the Navi Mumbai worldwide airport, the foundation stone for which was laid by Prime Minister Narenda Modi this evening.

Sci-tech Chandrayaan-II to be launched in April
Author: 0 Chandrayaan-II to be launched in April

India , which has been making strides in space exploration, is going to land its rover Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon in April. He said that it is a matter of pride that ISRO is launching Chandrayaan-2, which will place India at a new height in space technology.

Sci-tech Physicists Have Made the Second-Ever Observation of Interacting Photons
Author: 0 Physicists Have Made the Second-Ever Observation of Interacting Photons

But before would-be Jedis start demanding their sabers , the advance is far more likely to lead to intriguing new ways of communicating and computing, researchers report this week in Science . "It's completely novel in the sense that we don't even know sometimes qualitatively what to expect", Vuletic says. The observed bunching and strongly nonlinear optical phase are quantitatively described by an effective field theory (EFT) of Rydberg-induced photon-photon interactions, which demonstrates ...

Sci-tech Questions remain as ministers take next step in Rohingya repatriation
Author: 0 Questions remain as ministers take next step in Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar on Friday unveiled its three-stage plan for return and rehabilitation of around 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims, who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in what the United Nations called " ethnic cleansing " by the Myanmar Army. "Canada will not stand silently as crimes against humanity are committed against the Rohingya", she said in a statement. "We are expecting to complete the list of refugee families in a month", Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Abul Kalam told The ...

Sci-tech New Rainbow Six Siege Operators Detailed Ahead Of Chimera Release
Author: 0 New Rainbow Six Siege Operators Detailed Ahead Of Chimera Release

Finka is a medium speed and medium armor operator who has a variety of weapons at her disposal. Her primary weapons are the Spear.308, SASG-12, and 6P41, while she falls back on the PMM pistol and GSH-18 as secondaries. Stevivor had the chance to play with the Chimera update and its a lot of fun which will inject an even more diverse selection of attacking opportunites into the game.

Sci-tech Apple iPhone bug is crashing iMessage and other apps
Author: 0 Apple iPhone bug is crashing iMessage and other apps

News of the bug emerged after reports in Italian blog Mobile World and has since been widely replicated, with numerous confirmations posted online. You just need to go to the trouble of installing iOS beta 11.3, which addresses the problem, along with all current betas of macOS , tvOS, and watchOS.

Sci-tech Spacewalking astronauts finish months' worth of work on aging robot arm
Author: 0 Spacewalking astronauts finish months' worth of work on aging robot arm

The Yomiuri Shimbun Astronaut Norishige Kanai, now on a long-term mission at the International Space Station , conducted a spacewalk outside the ISS on Friday in which he replaced parts, among other tasks. The degraded LEE-A was temporarily stowed on a powered anchor fitting known as a POA on the station's mobile transporter. Today, Vande Hei and Kanai removed the LEE from the MBS and brought the robotic hand back inside the ISS through the Quest airlock.

Author: 0 John Terry eyes up Chelsea return

Victory was effectively sealed on 71 minutes for the home side, although it came from an very bad error by Villa keeper Johnstone. Adomah has weighed in with 14 goals in all competition for the club this season while teammate Grealish has been in excellent form for Villa since his return to the side following injury late a year ago.