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Sci-tech Do dogs use facial expressions to communicate?
Author: 0 Do dogs use facial expressions to communicate?

Using a specialized facial recognition system for dogs, dubbed DogFACS , researchers concluded that the doggos were more inclined to toss out the "sad puppy eyes" when their human counterpart faced them. Humans have 27 distinct facial expressions, while chimpanzees can produce 13, horses can produce 17 and dogs can produce 16. "The study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that for dogs, human attention is important during social interactions", Juliane Kaminski , senior ...

Sci-tech Want To See Uranus With The Naked Eye? Tonight Is The Night
Author: 0 Want To See Uranus With The Naked Eye? Tonight Is The Night

That means that Earth will move between Uranus and the sun in its orbit, so Uranus will be opposite the sun in our sky. Uranus as seen by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986. Uranus will be out in all its blue-green glory Thursday night. And if you think the planet's current name is ridiculous, just remember it was very almost named George (or rather, Georgium Sidus, for some Latin formality), because its discoverer, British astronomer William Herschel, was trying to suck up to his ...

Sci-tech Pokémon GO Halloween Event Officially Announced, Gen 3 Pokémon Confirmed
Author: 0 Pokémon GO Halloween Event Officially Announced, Gen 3 Pokémon Confirmed

The Halloween event will start tomorrow, October 20, at 12:00 p.m. PDT and run through till November 2 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, so you'll have plenty of time to bust some ghosts. Finally, players can obtain "special boxes" in the in-game shop containing Raid Passes and Super Incubators. Check out a brief teaser for the event below.

Sci-tech M&M's are California's most popular Halloween candy
Author: 0 M&M's are California's most popular Halloween candy

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix or maybe Kit Kat? "Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun", says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. In fact, this reporter has been known to enjoy it on occasion. That's where I draw the line. But more surprising is that somehow Candy Corn topped the list for six states.

Author: 0 Investors Sell Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) on Strength (WMT)

The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. The stock now shows its YTD ( Year to Date ) performance of 24.74 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at 0.57%. Ww Asset Mgmt reported 149,805 shares. South Dakota Council reported 864,460 shares stake. Jnba holds 0% in Mattel, Inc. Kylin Management Llc holds 6.36% of its portfolio in Align Technology, Inc.

Sci-tech There were shots of the test cars with the autopilot Apple
Author: 0 There were shots of the test cars with the autopilot Apple

An updated version of Apple's self-driving auto was spotted in Silicon Valley. Fortunately, Higgins knew what exactly he saw and why it was so important to capture it on video. There have been a lot of Project Titan problems in the past, which has likely changed and shaped the development of Apple's self-driving auto project.

Sci-tech The Apple Watch's Best New Feature Was Mysteriously Blocked in China
Author: 0 The Apple Watch's Best New Feature Was Mysteriously Blocked in China

Oddly enough, China Unicom subscribers who switched on their cellular service on the new Apple Watch between September 22 and 28 are reportedly still allowed to use the feature, but that's it, at least for now. There is no carrier now offering service for the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE in China . It's unclear why the ban has been instituted, and the Chinese government hasn't commented on it.

Sci-tech Apple slashes iPhone 8 supplier orders by 50 percent
Author: 0 Apple slashes iPhone 8 supplier orders by 50 percent

This includes buying an iPhone 8 instead, but some are switching to rival products. Shares of Apple on Nasdaq were trading down 2.45 percent to $155.77 as of 3pm BST Thursday afternoon. The upcoming iPhone X will start at around 1319 CAD, and pre-orders for the iPhone X will begin on 27 October. American Beacon Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Apple in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $117,000.

Author: 0 Minecraft skins on the Play Store discovered as malware

The discovery has also led Google to remove eight infected apps from the official Play Store . At the surface, those apps would provide an actual in-game use (the provided example, shown to the right, is an assassin character skin). In general, it might be a good idea to think about whether you really need that slightly sketchy-looking app from a mysterious developer before you load it onto a device that contains most of your personal information.

Sci-tech Scientists just found a human habitat in space
Author: 0 Scientists just found a human habitat in space

This announcement has been made after Japan confirmed that the country has plans to place an astronaut on Moon by 2030 . "It's important to know where and how big lunar lava tubes are if we're ever going to construct a lunar base", said JAXA researcher Junichi Haruyama.

Sci-tech Flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks uncovered
Author: 0 Flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks uncovered

It was not immediately clear how hard it would be for hackers to exploit the bug, or if the vulnerability has previously been used to launch any attacks. A newly discovered security flaw named Krack may affect the integrity or privacy of Wi-Fi connections around the globe. Of course, those would generally involve less sensitive data than websites or apps.

Sci-tech Wife of Yuvraj's brother files domestic violence complaint, Yuvraj also named
Author: 0 Wife of Yuvraj's brother files domestic violence complaint, Yuvraj also named

Akanksha has been living separately since. Akanksha had participated in Big Boss 10 past year. This was confirmed by her lawyer Swati Singh Malik and the case has been filed in Gurugram . In fact, the lawyer went on to say that Yuvraj Singh even joined his mother in pressurising Akanksha to have a baby. "The woman has not approached us directly with a complaint against Yuvraj Singh and his family members", he said.

Author: 0 New Switch update adds video capture, profile transfer

The Nintendo Switch can now capture videos and transfer game saves to another console, thanks to a firmware update. Last year, Nintendo released the NES classic- a miniature version of their first console, loaded with classic games. You can share these clips on social media, like Twitter and Facebook. Nintendo also told us how to install the update if you're having trouble. The Nintendo Switch has sold 2m units in the USA, the platform holder has announced , after the console ...

Sci-tech Giannis Antetokounmpo turns alley-oop into ridiculous poster
Author: 0 Giannis Antetokounmpo turns alley-oop into ridiculous poster

With Gordon Hayward out, Kyrie Irving is clearly the Celtics' top offensive weapon. The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly has a large bag of tricks - including and beyond the Eurostep. The Celtics guard, meanwhile, will now have the ball in his hands more as the shot clock winds down. With just four players remaining from last year's Eastern Conference Finals contender, it's going to take some in-game adjustments early on before the Celtics play to their full ...

Sci-tech Alicia Keys Returns to Defend Her Crown
Author: 0 Alicia Keys Returns to Defend Her Crown

We'll see what happens on The Voice season 14 when it does premiere on in the new year - we absolutely envision that there's going to be more to discuss at CarterMatt between now and then beyond just the coaches. "She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win", said Paul Telegdy , President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.

Sci-tech Cassini's Final Days Produced a Burst of Fresh Science
Author: 0 Cassini's Final Days Produced a Burst of Fresh Science

Radwan Tajeddine, a research associate in astronomy at Cornell University, and his research partners presented their analysis of Saturn's A ring to attendees of the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Science meeting, held on Tuesday in Provo, Utah.

Sci-tech Bixby 2.0 will be
Author: 0 Bixby 2.0 will be "available on any and all devices"

It replaced S Voice, a lackluster offering on previous phones, when it launched this year. In a bid to better compete with Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa , Samsung has debuted an upgraded version of its voice assistant, Bixby, which is specially geared towards smart home devices.

Sci-tech Mini Wired Gamepad For PS4 Is Designed For Kids
Author: 0 Mini Wired Gamepad For PS4 Is Designed For Kids

Manipulator Mini Wired Gamepad uses a wired connection to the console; connecting cable length is three meters. The Hori Wired Mini Gamepad, as it's called, is designed specifically for children and adults with smaller hands. Shrinking down the controller hasn't come without its casualties though, and among the features lost are the touchpad, light bar, headphone jack, speaker, vibration and Six Axis motion sensor.

Author: 0 Rel Jio hikes tariffs, brings relief for older telcos

This plan offers 2GB 4G data per day, unlimited local and STD voice calls, free SMSs and access to Jio's suite of apps. That doesn't mean the Rs 399 plan has been phased out. This plan offers unlimited data benefits for FUP limit of 1GB per day for a period of 3 months for postpaid users or 84 days for prepaid users. The biggest change has been introduced to the popular Rs 149 monthly plan.

Sci-tech Wanted man hands himself in after challenging police to get 1000 shares
Author: 0 Wanted man hands himself in after challenging police to get 1000 shares

As well as saying he'd surrender, Michael Zaydel promised to buy a dozen doughnuts, a bagel (for an officer who didn't eat doughnuts) and clean up the area around the local school. But not before taunting police on Facebook, writing 'You guys suck!' "He was a man of his word". Officer Mansfield said her department doesn't usually use Facebook as a tool to catch criminals but it is open to the idea if it gets results.

Sci-tech Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
Author: 0 Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Other fan-created sets that have been produced include Doctor Who and Big Bang Theory. With last year's box-office success of Hidden Figures , it's only fitting that the trend of promoting pioneering women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) trickled it's way into the toy world.

Sci-tech Activision patent shows matchmaking to encourage microtransaction purchase
Author: 0 Activision patent shows matchmaking to encourage microtransaction purchase

Patent and Trademark Office yesteray, October 17. Microtransaction has become a central topic of heated debate within the video game community of late. Similarly, microtransaction engine 128 may identify items offered for sale, identify marquee players that use or possess those items, and match the marquee players with other players who do not use or possess those items.

Author: 0 WhatsApp now lets you share your location in real-time with friends

You will get to pick how long you share your location with the people in the chat. Facebook Messenger also has a Live Location feature, which lets users share their location with friends for up to 60 minutes. According to WhatsApp, this new feature will be available for both the Android and iOS apps, and it will begin rolling out to users in the coming weeks.

Sci-tech EA Flings Dead Space Developer Visceral into Outer-Space
Author: 0 EA Flings Dead Space Developer Visceral into Outer-Space

The game still promises "stunning" graphics, and authenticity within the Star Wars series, but it will now be a "broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency". Electronic Arts announced today that it is reworking Visceral's Star Wars game. If you have been waiting for Visceral's single player Star Wars game, you'll be disappointed to hear that EA has chose to shift the entire gameplay experience and shut down Visceral.

Sci-tech 'Wolfenstein II' NSFW Launch Trailer Is All About Killin' Nazis
Author: 0 'Wolfenstein II' NSFW Launch Trailer Is All About Killin' Nazis

In the trailer, Grace Walker (of the American resistance cell) is issuing a call to arms to rise up against the occupying Nazi force. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You can pre-order a copy right here if interested, and you can click right here to find previously released trailers and more. And the trailer shows all the ways BJ Blascowicz and his cohorts are good Americans, axe throwing, grenade launching, and generally shooting down those "fascist ...

Author: 0 Company Hid Breach Of Bug Tracking Database In 2013 — Microsoft Hacked

Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. Spies and hackers around the world dream of getting such information because it shows them how to create tools for electronic entry. The former employees are less sure, however, with three of them noting that the study did not have enough information to draw that conclusion. The dangers posed by information on such software vulnerabilities became a matter of broad public debate this year, after a National Security Agency stockpile of hacking tools ...

Sci-tech Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens
Author: 0 Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens

It has a metal frame and is thicker than your regular smartphone and heavier too at 230g. All in all, what we have here is a horizontal clamshell that, when wide open, turns into a mini tablet with a 6.75-inch screen diagonal. Through a dedicated button alongside the navigation buttons, you can switch between a few modes. Open YouTube and you can watch videos on one screen and scroll through the comments on the other screen.

Author: 0 Garmin Unveils Alexa-Powered GPS Device

Speak measures just an inch and a half and secures to your windshield with a magnetic mount. Sometimes it seems like Amazon is trying to take over the world, and a big part of that plan involves Alexa, the company's digital assistant found in its Echo smart speaker products.

Author: 0 Google Adds 'Advanced Protection' Account Security Option

The Google Advanced Protection Program builds on the company's existing two-factor authentication with a more stringent system. The company didn't disclose how account recovery is structured, but an executive who was briefed by Google said it includes a period of time in which the account would remain locked while the user passes identity checks.

Author: 0 Google Maps Drops Calorie-Counting Feature After Twitter Backlash

Google responded by telling Buzzfeed that it was only a test feature, not rolled out to everyone, and is being removed by the end of the day. A Google rep told TechCrunch that the decision was "based on strong user feedback" and the calorie estimator will no longer appear in Google Maps for iOS starting this evening.

Sci-tech BSNL offers unlimited calling, data on Bharat phone for Rs97 per month
Author: 0 BSNL offers unlimited calling, data on Bharat phone for Rs97 per month

Bharat 1 is priced at Rs 2200 and will be available in the market from October 20. Connecting the last mile- to the Internet and relevant information - is an important part of the strategy for both BSNL and Micromax. Three years down the line, the Bharat-1 will cost customers Rs. 5,692, while the Jio Phone cost them Rs. 6,008 during the same period. "After one year of use, the Bharat Phone cost along with monthly coupon of Rs 97 from BSNL will be around Rs 28 expensive compared to the rate ...

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Active rugged tablet is official
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Active rugged tablet is official

It is powered by Exynos 7880 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz, along with 3GB of RAM. The 8GB internal storage is not enough but you can always use a microSD for memory expansion up to a maximum of 128GB. In the imaging department, there's an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front shooter on the tablet. As with the previous model the Galaxy Tab Active 2 is created to be a rugged tablet, it will be both dust and waterproof and will come with an IP68 rating.

Author: 0 Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel we've been waiting for

Design wise, the form factor is now more or less the same. Still, it's not immediately clear where the Surface Book 2 will fit into the larger market, as overall PC sales continue their years-long decline. More specifically, Microsoft is claiming a battery life of up to 17 hours or 5 hours in tablet mode . Now when you flip the laptop open, it doesn't strain under the weight and tilt back.

Sci-tech The Polestar 1 is a 600bhp hybrid BMW M4 rival
Author: 0 The Polestar 1 is a 600bhp hybrid BMW M4 rival

The company says it is trying to eliminate the "hassle" from the auto buying and ownership process. The new performance model will also be capable of running on electricity alone for 150km (93 miles), which is the longest all-electric range of any hybrid model in the market.

Author: 0 Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh

Out of the 5 million downloads, 2.5 million users are active and are enjoying the creativity of the inventor which is now taken over by Facebook. The free app presents users with multiple-choice questions where a random four friends from their contacts are the answers to complimentary questions like "Could win an Olympic gold medal for their eyeliner game".

Author: 0 HTC to launch new U-series smartphone on Nov 2

HTC , which recently let off the highly skilled Pixel team - the company's big chunk of mobile development staff - to Google, is gearing up to launch the new flagship Android phone next month. The HTC U11 Life would come up with its two models, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On the camera front, it would feature a 16 megapixel cameras on the front and back, both the sides.

Sci-tech CD Projekt Red responds to negative Glassdoor reviews
Author: 0 CD Projekt Red responds to negative Glassdoor reviews

The statement addresses the companies many departures despite the team doubling in size since the launch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . However there were other reports claiming that the working conditions and "morals" aren't good there and that's why both big and small Cyberpunk 2077 devs are leaving CD Projekt Red.

Sci-tech Star Wars PS4 Pro is the upgrade excuse you've been waiting for
Author: 0 Star Wars PS4 Pro is the upgrade excuse you've been waiting for

While most of these bundles are standard fare, one has a very unique design. Two limited edition consoles were revealed on the PS4 blog : A PS4 Pro and 1TB PS4 with Galactic Empire and Resistance emblems and a matching controller. Sony also announced that it will have a selection of PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro bundles available at launch with a standard copy of the game included.

Sci-tech The Xbox One Fall Update Is Now Available, Helps With Personalization
Author: 0 The Xbox One Fall Update Is Now Available, Helps With Personalization

Make Home uniquely yours. You can now personalize your Home more than ever before by adding your favorite games, friends, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass and more to your Home screen with a new concept we call "blocks". Just unplug the drive from your current console, plug it in to your new one, and you're ready to go. Or you can do a networked transfer. You can transfer games to external drives easily with the new dashboard, or copy games over a home network to another console.

Author: 0 Mercedes says recalls 400000 United Kingdom cars on airbag fault

Also, if the wiring isn't correctly earthed, the airbag could deploy. A Mercedes representative added: "If the steering column module clock spring is broken, the driver airbag warning light will be displayed in the instrument cluster, as well as a red airbag warning lamp".

Sci-tech The Land falls to the Chinese space station
Author: 0 The Land falls to the Chinese space station

The space agency predicted that the 10.4-meter-long spacecraft will reenter our atmosphere and hit the earth some time between October 2017 and April 2018. "Yes there's a chance it will do damage, it might take out someone's vehicle, there will be a rain of a few pieces of metal, it might go through someone's roof, like if a flap fell off a plane, but it is not widespread damage".

Sci-tech Dawn of an Era: Astronomers Hear and See Cosmic Collision
Author: 0 Dawn of an Era: Astronomers Hear and See Cosmic Collision

No other observatories in the world made comparable observations during that first night. "For the very first time, we see unequivocal evidence of a cosmic mine that is forging about 10,000 Earth-masses of heavy elements", said Mansi Kasliwal from the California Institute of Technology, another member of the global team.

Author: 0 Researchers Reveal Critical KRACK Flaws in WPA WiFi Security

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can also be used, but must be chosen carefully, as many do not actually make the connection more secure. At 8 a.m. EDT October 16, researchers plan to share the findings of their proof-of-concept exploit called KRACK , which is short for Key Reinstallation Attacks .

Sci-tech OnePlus scaling down data collection after user outcry
Author: 0 OnePlus scaling down data collection after user outcry

Living up to its promises, OnePlus has already started rolling out the Open Beta build based on Android 8.0 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices. Numerous complaints surfaced after a post that detailed how OnePlus was amassing data from its users prompted the company to change the way it approaches the issue.

Sci-tech Final frontier fidgeting: Astronauts perform spinner tricks in space
Author: 0 Final frontier fidgeting: Astronauts perform spinner tricks in space

The spinner floats around, while continuing to spin, and even spins around itself in some sort of triple spin with no signs of slowing down. "How long does it spin?" Many videos with the unique fidget spinner tricks are making their way to the internet lately but the latest video uploaded by NASA beats them all.

Sci-tech PM 'bows' to people of Gujarat ahead of visit
Author: 0 PM 'bows' to people of Gujarat ahead of visit

Some BJP functionaries say that the Prime Minister could play "Santa Claus" and offer "major sops" to Gujarat voters as a "Diwali gift". " Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan comes after the successful culmination of the 2 Gujarat Gaurav Yatras", he said.

Author: 0 Festive sales: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal offer smartphones on a budget this Diwali

The Pixel XL mobile was launched in India, priced at Rs 67,000. However, during the sale, you can get it for as low as Rs 12,999 on Flipkart . It is giving an assured 50 per cent buyback value on phones at Rs 99. The Moto E4 Plus, originally priced at Rs 9999 will get a Rs 500 cut and Rs 1000 in exchange. The shoppers can get the additional 20 percent discount on buying the smartphone via PhonePe.

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