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Geminid meteors shower the skies


In prime conditions, it is possible to see over 100 meteors per hour on the night it peaks. The Geminid meteor shower is so named because the meteors appear to originate from the constellation of Gemini in the night sky. The meteor shower typically occurs in mid-December each year, when the Earth passes through a cloud of cosmic dust left behind by an asteroid collision. Read More »

Disney to buy Fox film, some TV businesses for $52 billion


Plus the company that owns HBO, which makes Game of Thrones. Disney has yet to reveal a succession plan to replace Iger, who has now extended his contract as chairman and CEO of the studio to 2021. Alone, Disney's Buena Vista raked in $1.8 billion, while Fox totaled $1.3 billion so far this year. Fox has a large reach in overseas markets which would make distribution to countries like India, Germany and the United Kingdom much easier for Disney. Read More »

The Nintendo Switch Has Reached 10 Million in Sales


Nintendo has claimed, according to the report , that the projected sales for the first year could be to the tune of 16.7 million which would be more than 3 million units sold in the first year of Nintendo Wii . Nintendo's strategy coming in was to load up on [games], such as Mario and Zelda, which help carry hardware sales for several holidays. The only place you could play any of the games above - with the exception of " Breath of the Wild ", which could also be played on Wii U - is on a ... Read More »

The iMac Pro could still be released before Christmas


As an absolute monster of a machine, the iMac Pro features specifications that are, frankly, a little more than overkill. While the Mac Pro remains stagnant in its development with a completely modular redesign promised sometime next year, Apple is finally ready to ship the iMac Pro this Thursday. Read More »

Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV with Alexa for just £55


Apparel designers Brooks Brothers jumped at the chance to incorporate Amazon's new service for Alexa called Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help manage the various smaller details going on during the company's meetings. Choose your music service, artist, genre, radio station, or song saved in your device. To get the most out of the Fire TV you really need to be an Amazon Prime member, as that gives you access to Amazon Video's free content, where you can access movies and shows, ... Read More »

Google Maps now gives real-time notifications, live guidance


If you press it, you'll begin getting updates on your journey. It's hoped that Google Maps can prevent a few tired warriors and tricked tourists from skipping a stop, then doubling back or perhaps a long, brisk walk with new notification prompts telling users how far along their public transit trip they are. Read More »

NASA to announce major planet-hunting discovery made possible by AI


Exactly what has been discovered won't be revealed until Thursday, but with Kepler there's always a good chance that some new distant planets will be part of the reveal. It found the majority of them on its first mission, between 2009 and 2013, but has continued to find more in its extended K2 mission, which began in 2014. Read More »

Senator Al Franken announces resignation: Celebs, politicians react


Dupuy authored the first-person account, "I Believe Franken's Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too", in The Atlantic on Wednesday, the day before Franken announced on the Senate floor that he would resign in the "coming weeks". "A couple months ago, I felt that we had entered an important moment in the history of this country", Franken said in his announcement. Instead, he talked about his own feelings, saying, "This has been a tough few weeks for me". Read More »

Google Chrome enterprise users get major security upgrade


With the shutdown of Chrome Apps , Google is working to bring Progressive Web Apps ( PWAs ) to the desktop. Right now, this app is in the beta version but it is available for download. To remotely control your PC, you need to download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host on the computer and need to run it whenever the PC is switched on. Read More »

Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'


What's extraordinary about this black hole, aside from its massive size, is that its discovery will help scientists comprehend the processes of their growth during the time the universe was still forming. In this black hole of extremely high mass, and given that the universe is quite young, it simply should not exist. The astronomer who found the odd black hole said that there's no way of explaining how a black hole would be able to pick up such mass, and that it might challenge out ... Read More »

Honor View 10 Globally Launched Specification, Features, Price in India


The battery is a moderate one at 3340mAh and the connectivity options complete. This is coupled with 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage, which will be the variant that we will see in the U.S. Coming to the camera department, the Honor V10 features a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 16MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. Read More »

Facebook Launched 'Messenger Kids' Standalone App for Children Under 13


Appropriately called Messenger Kids, it's a new messaging app designed specifically for kids between the ages of six and 12. Marketing mattersFacebook said Messenger Kids will not display any advertisements or it will not collect data for marketing, though it will collect some data so that the app can necessary to run the service. Read More »

Amazon Prime hits Singapore with a bang

Singapore will be the first country in Southeast Asia, and 16th globally, to launch Amazon Prime. For that amount, members get to enjoy Prime Video, a membership with video game streaming platform Twitch, and unlimited free worldwide shipping on orders above S$60 on the Prime Now mobile app. Read More »

Google Is Clamping Down On App Data Collection


If this requirement isn't met, warnings may be shown on users' devices. In case you don't want to block the entire background data consumption, you can also opt for the complete list of apps to let you select the ones you want to deny the access to background data. Read More »

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Files A Countersuit Against QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)


USA chipmaker Qualcomm filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple, marking yet another development in a wide-ranging legal war between the two companies. Apple's patents cover technologies that help a processor draw as little power as possible and allow a processor to quickly and efficiently increase and decrease power usage. Read More »

PS4 Console Black Friday 2017 Sales


From BOGO video game sales to pre-order specials, we're covering it all in the hopes of saving you some money this holiday season. It's been more than a year since Sony released its PlayStation 4 Pro , and just one month after the release of Microsoft's similar (but more powerful) Xbox One X . Read More »

Facebook will let you see what Russian-linked content you followed


Creation of the new tool comes in the face of Congressional pressure on Facebook and other internet giants to let users know if they were exposed to Russian propaganda prior to the election. "This is part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy", said Facebook. Read More »

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Detailed, New Co-Op Mode Incoming


Year 3 will kick off with Operation Chimera which adds two operators who are specialists in biohazard situations. This will be live for four weeks and will include a selection of exclusive cosmetics available during the event. Season 2 will be one of the more typical seasons following the co-op event in the first, and this season's content will be centered around Italy. Year three will feature four full season and, for the first time, a new co-op limited time co-op event. Read More »

Things to Know About the Electric Tesla Semi Truck


However, while a shiny, fast red Roadster has got everyone excited, production of the company's first "affordable" vehicle, the Model 3 , is behind schedule due to factory delays. Tesla has unveiled its first articulated electric lorry with production due to begin in the USA in 2019. Demand for electric trucks is expected to grow over the next decade as the U.S., Europe and China all tighten their emissions regulations. Read More »

Microsoft targets 75% cut in carbon emissions by 2030


Among them, the United States is expected to see a 0.4 percent decline in emissions this year, and the European Union 0.2 percent. Increases in coal use in China and the USA are expected this year, reversing their decreases since 2013, it added. Read More »

Secretive SpaceX 'Zuma' still a 'go' to launch from KSC tonight


Since earning certification from the Air Force to launch national security payloads-typically spy satellites and military communications satellites-SpaceX has flown two military missions. It launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in May and an Air Force space plane in September. One is the moment when the rocket lands back on Earth, and the other is the moment when the payload successfully separates in space . Read More »

Results: Face ID doesn't exactly have a full vote of confidence


According to Bkav the experiment began right after iPhone X was released. Although Apple says Face ID is more secure than Touch ID, this raises questions about the possibility of false positives not only happening with twins and siblings around the same age, but with people of different sexes and significantly different ages. Read More »

Facing Historic Reddit Backlash, EA Cuts Cost of Star Wars Hero Unlocks

Darth Vader , Luke Skywalker , Chewbacca, Princess Leia , Emperor Palpatine, and Iden Versio found themselves behind a paywall that would have cost players tens of thousands of credits per hero. PEDESTRIAN.TV Tech Editor Matt Hopkins wrote " most games these days include some kind of loot system, but the majority are for aesthetic enhancements only ". Read More »

Microsoft reveals big discounts on its Surface Pro, Laptop, and Mixed Reality

Another great option is the Surface Laptop , you can save $199 with the purchase of Surface Laptop and the new Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker. Both will also come bundled with the Black Type Cover. That's a very good deal as you'll get a free month of subscription to Xbox Game Pass and a free game of your choice as well. Microsoft is additionally offering HP's Windows Mixed Reality headset for just $299 ($100 off) close by various groups for headsets with PCs and portable workstations. Read More »

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's buyout bid

With that amount of money, one has to imagine that Qualcomm at least considered the offer. The deal has been delayed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which investigates proposed acquisitions of US companies by foreign buyers on national security and intellectual property grounds. Read More »

Twitter doesn't even know what "verification" means anymore


Twitter argues that the decision to verify a user is based on authenticating that user's identity (and to avoid mix-ups with parody or troll accounts) and is in no way an endorsement of that user. More recently, an applications process was opened up by which accounts could state why they might justify verification, expanding massively the range of people who could potentially be verified. Read More »

Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu


Nintendo's previous console, the Wii U, had access to Netflix, Hulu and Youtube, and Nintendo's biggest competitors, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, also have several video streaming services. While playing the hottest games like Super Mario Odyssey , you can quickly and easily take the traditional home console experience on the go. It does, however, set a good precedent for other more-worldwide services such as Netflix to come to the console soon. Read More »

Baa-rack! Sheep recognise Obama from photo


Then, during the trials, the sheep were released into a pen where they had to discern between the familiar faces and an object or an unfamiliar face. The research's lead author Prof Jenny Morton said, "What we did is ask whether a sheep could learn to recognise someone from a photograph". Read More »

Lamborghini Unveils All-Electric Terzo Millennio Concept Car


Along with this, the body can also be used as the energy storage medium and comes with self-healing feature (small cracks and dents). The "third millennium" electric vehicle , unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and "the visceral emotion" of the luxury Italian brand. Read More »

Broadcom is reportedly exploring a massive acquisition of $80 billion Qualcomm


Broadcom representatives are reportedly speaking with advisers regarding a potential deal. Bloomberg , which was the first to report the news, said Broadcom has yet to make a final decision on the move. The Wall Street Journal quickly confirmed the news in its own report . At issue are the licensing fees that Qualcomm charges for patents that cover the basics of how mobile phone systems work. Read More »

Apple looking beyond Qualcomm for smartphone components

Qualcomm sues Apple is a headline which isn't surprising for those who are familiar with a recent string of lawsuits between the two, which have collectively created considerable tension in and out of court. "We continue to see strong growth trends for global 3G/4G device shipments", Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf said. The mixed messages aren't all that surprising. Read More »

Buy Tesla Inc (TSLA) Regardless Of Earnings Results

The company will also be reducing production of its luxury vehicles, the Model S and Model X, to reallocate those resources to the Model 3. Tesla's negative free cash flow swelled to $1.4 billion, more than analysts had expected. "Model 3 reservation holders may not be thrilled about the fact that they have to wait longer than they thought for their vehicle, but it likely won't cause them to cancel their orders en masse", Caldwell said. Read More »

LTE is coming to the Surface Pro


Surface Pro with LTE Advanced follows on the heels of the recently-announced Surface Book 2 , an updated version of the two-in-one laptop Microsoft first launched in 2015. It has a 12.3-inch PixelSense display and is powered by Intel 7th-gen Kaby lake processor. Some owners also considered the original Surface Book to be rather heavy for a portable device, and the weight remains unchanged for the Surface Book 2 . Read More »

These Spooky Space Sounds Compiled by NASA Will Make Your Skin Crawl


Perhaps one of the weirdest of all is the low rumble of light curve waves from a star known as KIC7671081B, captured by NASA's Kepler space observatory. "Saturn's Radio Emissions " were recorded with the Cassini spacecraft, which recently plunged into the planet's atmosphere, bringing its long mission to an end. Read More »