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Meet Ross 128 b, a newly discovered planet found orbiting around a small, faint star known as a red dwarf . This is good news for any life that is trying to cling to existence as it means the planet is not being bathed in deadly ultraviolet and X-ray radiation.
  • HTC Vive Focus stand-alone VR headset announced alongside Vive Wave development platform

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    Focus uses an open platform called Wave VR and can access the Viveport VR content. With China's VR market booming, the number of companies selling VR headsets, particularly for mobile, is also growing. HTC suggests that multiple computing platforms are supported by Wave, but clearly states that this VR platform is optimised for the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform.
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Holdings Increased by Risk Paradigm Group, LLC

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Holdings Increased by Risk Paradigm Group, LLC

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    It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( NYSE BABA ) traded up $1.28 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $186.41. The Company's divisions include Diagnostic Services, Mobile Healthcare, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Device Sales and Services. Through Diagnostic Services, the Company offers an imaging services program as an alternative to purchasing equipment or outsourcing the procedures to another physician or imaging center.
  • Pradyuman Murder: 4 cops under scanner, CBI to question school staff

    Pradyuman Murder: 4 cops under scanner, CBI to question school staff

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    As per the CBI, the accused student had looked up for different types of poison over the internet before committing the murder. According to sources, the sleuths of the CBI found "illegality and destruction of evidence" by the police who accused bus conductor Ashok Kumar of murdering the class 2 student after trying to sexually assault him.
  • Safaricom acquisition helps Vodacom buck low growth trend

    Safaricom acquisition helps Vodacom buck low growth trend

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    Improved in-bundle usage has resulted in a 24.2% reduction in the effective price per megabyte, it said. "Over the six month period, we invested R3.9 billion to maintain our network lead and enhance our IT systems". Contract customers increased by 107,000 in the time period, up to 5.2 million. Data revenue comprised 13.6 percent (2017: 13.4%) of worldwide operations' service revenue.
  • Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices

    Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices

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    It's basically pushed a Google Assistant upgrade that lets you broadcast your voice to every Google Home speaker or Google Assistant-enabled device - using either another speaker or your smartphone. To make sure all of this works seamlessly make sure that you're signed into all your devices with the same Google account. No. You can also say "shout", "tell everyone", or " announce ".
  • Dream Chaser Space Plane Passes Landing Test

    Dream Chaser Space Plane Passes Landing Test

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    The company has revealed that Dream Chaser completed a glide test flight on November 11th, launching from a helicopter and landing at California's Edwards Air Force Base. Right now, two companies - SpaceX and Orbital ATK - hold contracts with NASA to periodically resupply the station through 2018. The spacecraft will be launched on top of Atlas V rockets built by the United Launch Alliance and on its return to Earth it will land on the runway.
  • Call of Duty: WW2 devs accidentally gave everyone double XP from launch

    Call of Duty: WW2 devs accidentally gave everyone double XP from launch

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    You can read Sledgehammer's update post here detailing their response to the server issues. Sledgehammer is now testing dedicated servers in limited markets for U.S players and the social space will stay as a solo experience for the time being but players are able to invite their friends into their headquarters to complete some of the daily orders.
  • SoftBank to buy chunk of Uber

    SoftBank to buy chunk of Uber

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    Ride-hailing app Uber has agreed to sell a stake of itself to Japanese investment group Softbank , for a figure believed to be $10bn. Uber now is valued at $68.5 billion, but stock offers will be based on a lower valuation, so it's unknown just how much the total multibillion-dollar deal will be worth, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details were not released.
  • Pixel 2 XL touchscreen has dead spots around the edges

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    Some Pixel 2 XL users have also found unresponsive edges on the displays of their handsets. Washington D.C [US] Nov 11: The recent bug in Google's latest offerings, Pixel 2 and 2 XL prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones.
  • Google To Remove Apps Using Accessibility Services For Other Purposes

    Google To Remove Apps Using Accessibility Services For Other Purposes

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    Some app developers though, are taking advantage of what it can do in order to control other apps. Google is apparently bringing a feature with Oreo 8.1 update which will clear storage by reducing the size of inactive apps. As per XDA Developers , the Android 8 .1 Oreo update has a new feature that will automatically flag apps as inactive and will deprioritize the cache files for the specific app.
  • Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone, Redmi Note 4, gets a price cut in India

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    It will start at Rs 8,999 though the 4GB RAM version is available at Rs 11,999. Xiaomi , on Monday, announced a permanent Rs 1,000 price cut on its best-selling phone, the Redmi Note 4 , in India. Interestingly, the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage version of the Redmi Note 4 , hasn't received a price cut and is still available at its launch price of Rs 9,999.
  • Korean FM to visit China to discuss preparations for summit

    Korean FM to visit China to discuss preparations for summit

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    He suffered a gunshot from North Korean forces while defecting and was sent to a hospital for treatment after arriving in South Korea, the military said. The comments can also be seen as a warning to South Korea not to let THAAD become a problem again. "This is not sealed up", said Kim Heung-gyu, director of Ajou University's China Policy Institute, in a nod to the South Korea's government's choice of expressions.
  • Pop group Spice Girls to reunite next year

    Pop group Spice Girls to reunite next year

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    All five of the London beauties made a decision to come together after Victoria Beckham agreed to be involved, since she was the main one contesting it throughout the years. The Spice Girls , all five of 'em, are reportedly working together for a television special and compilation album due out next year. Live shows, however, remain unlikely and were not mentioned by the Sun's source - but considering the success of previous reunion tours, even the ones they've done, might make them ...
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) spotted on official website; early 2018 launch likely

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    This marks the first year where Samsung has won in the CES Innovation Award category of Fitness, Sports and Biotech for the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear IconX (2018). Under-the-hood, it is said to house Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7885 processor backed by 4GB RAM . Talking about the actual specifications of the Galaxy J3 (2017), the phone has a display of 5 inches with 720×1280 pixels.
  • Walmart to offer Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving

    Walmart to offer Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving

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    Walmart shoppers will be able get a head-start on holiday discounts, whether they're shopping online or headed to a brick-and-mortar store. Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. Thanksgiving morning. Industry analysts from Adobe noted that the Black Friday last year was a record-breaking for online sales in the United States alone, with $3.4 billion spent and a 17.7 percent increase on total sales from the year prior.
  • Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky

    Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky

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    According to the report, when planets go through conjunctions, they are only a few degrees apart and this event on Monday will have Jupiter and Venus come within 17 arcminutes (there are 60 arcminutes in one degree) each other. Weather permitting, for those observers who don't have any tall obstructions such as trees or buildings toward the east-northeast, this "double planet" should make for a very striking visual spectacle, no doubt attracting the attention of even those who don't give ...
  • Apple iPhone X FaceID crack attempts; do they work?

    Apple iPhone X FaceID crack attempts; do they work?

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    The redesigned iPad is expected to ditch the home button, replacing Touch ID with Face ID, and feature slimmer bezels similar to the iPhone X. However, various reports have noted that an OLED display is rather unlikely given manufacturing and supply constraints.
  • Padmavati row: Here's what Jaipur Royals have to say about Bhansali Productions

    Padmavati row: Here's what Jaipur Royals have to say about Bhansali Productions

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    Bhansali, however, has said in the past that the film is his tribute to the "sacrifice, valour and honour" of Rani Padmavati . "He needs to be severely punished by being tried for treason for his attempt to distort history so that in future any filmmaker is wary of this kind of projects", Arun Gupta, a member of BJP and CBFC wrote in a letter.
  • Has $25.72 Million Stake in Amazon.com, Inc

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    Alberg sold 1,860 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. About 56,369 shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since November 11, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Monday, June 5. The shares were sold at an average price of $955.20, for a total value of $2,674,560.00.
  • ISIS supporters hack Swedish radio, play recruitment song

    ISIS supporters hack Swedish radio, play recruitment song

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    As the pirate hijacking only appeared locally in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, the incident was not discovered until concerned listeners phoned the station. A Swedish radio station played an Isis propaganda tune after its frequency was hijacked by a pirate transmitter. The hosts of Mix Megapol's morning show were unaware of the problem while broadcasting from Stockholm.
  • Drop everything and download... South Park: Phone Destroyer

    Drop everything and download... South Park: Phone Destroyer

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    Gameplay consists of dealing cards featuring characters from the game, each with different classes and abilities that help them dish out punishment to the opposing side. "In-app purchases cost real money and are charged to your account and for those reasons, this game should not be played anyone". Cards and other items can be bought in-game, but even the developers warn players not to succumb to the game's microtransactions .
  • Orbital ATK CRS-8 Prelaunch Mission Status Briefing

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    Saturday, and, weather permitting, will be visible from CT to North Carolina. NASA says the Cygnus cargo spacecraft will have 7,400 pounds of crew supplies and hardware for ISS. The launch may be hard to see from farther away since it is happening during the day. The stream will be available on NASA's website , YouTube channel and the UStream for Wallops .
  • How to Use Clips 2.0 and iPhone X for Cool Selfie Videos

    How to Use Clips 2.0 and iPhone X for Cool Selfie Videos

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    You can shoot short video clips and stitch them together into a longer story, adding effects like stickers and layover text. It doesn't even register in the App Store's top rankings, and it seems to have been drowned out by more popular social video apps like Snapchat and Instagram.
  • Roku shares soar after strong earnings report

    Roku shares soar after strong earnings report

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    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. It appears Roku has put its best foot forward here with its third quarter that outperformed expectations with a fourth quarter guide that bolsters more enthusiasm.
  • Nintendo to Increase Switch Production

    Nintendo to Increase Switch Production

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    Nintendo is not slowing down as more great games will be out in 2018. And truth be told, the question of stock issues tends to hang over Nintendo products, given the continued difficulty of obtaining items like the NES and SNES Classics, as well as amiibos.
  • YouTube Help: Age-restricted content

    YouTube Help: Age-restricted content

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    YouTube, for those unaware, has a problem: freakish, violent, little videos featuring beloved characters from children's television are slipping through the cracks and infiltrating the minds of the youth. After that, there is a team of humans that review videos which have been flagged. The changes follow the publication of a popular Medium article and a New York Times story about the thousands of disturbing videos on YouTube that target young viewers.
  • Panasonic Eluga I5 Launched in India

    Panasonic Eluga I5 Launched in India

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    The eCommerce website is also offering an exchange discount of up to Rs. 6,000 and additional discount if paid using credit card. The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD IPS display topped with Asahi "Dragontrail" glass. Connectivity options on the Panasonic Eluga I5 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4, FM radio, A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Xbox One X Nearly Sells Out At Gamestop

    Xbox One X Nearly Sells Out At Gamestop

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    Today Bungie officially confirmed that the MMOFPS will be visually upgraded for both mid-step consoles, the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X . On this festive occasion, the answer is 'Yes!' On December 5, along with the launch of Curse of Osiris and Season Two, we'll be deploying an update to Destiny 2 that will deliver stunning gameplay with high dynamic range (HDR) lighting to these new consoles.
  • Oil funds yield high on rising crude prices

    Oil funds yield high on rising crude prices

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    Crude oil stockpiles recovered last week as very large drops in product stockpiles were offset by a collapse in net imports. Oil prices rose almost 1% on Thursday, supported by supply cuts by major exporters as well as continuing concern about political developments in Saudi Arabia.
  • Ford EcoSport facelift launched at Rs 7.31 lakh

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    On the safety front, you get ABS with EBD and dual front airbag as standard, front seat belt with pretensioner, seat belt reminder for driver, power door locks, and crash unlocking system among others. Higher variants get additional safety features such as side and curtain airbags, speed warning, emergency brake assist (EBA), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, hill launch assist, ISOFIX child safety seat mounting points and cruise control.
  • Sean Parker: Facebook Designed to Exploit 'Vulnerability in Human Psychology'

    Sean Parker: Facebook Designed to Exploit 'Vulnerability in Human Psychology'

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    During a talk in Philadelphia this week, Parker warned consumers that the social network , like other social media sites, was created to exploit people's psychological vulnerabilities. Speaking on stage to Mike Allen from Axios , Mr Parker said: "The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'" In a blog post, Facebook's chief security officer ...
  • Jio's Triple Cashback Offer! Exclusively For Jio Prime Members

    Jio's Triple Cashback Offer! Exclusively For Jio Prime Members

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    Next on the offer list is Rs 399 off on a minimum purchase of Rs. 1500 at ajio .com- the online retail business of Reliance Industries. But the cashback will be given to subscribers in the form of eight Rs 50 vouchers, which can be used while purchasing future recharge packs.
  • Facebook Urges Consumers To Send Nude Photos To Prevent Their Upload

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    Editors' Note: Adult Australians concerned that an intimate image may be shared online can complete an online form on the eSafety Commissioner's official website detailing their concerns. Prof Clare McGlynn, from Durham Law School, said that the United Kingdom should establish a similar organisation to Australia's e-safety commission.
  • Google's new Android app

    Google's new Android app

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    However, if you want to be a part of the testing program you should sign up while you still can. The app has since been pulled, but can be sideloaded as an APK file. The report says the "smart storage manager" app is available on the Google Play Store in select developing markets, but you won't be able to download it.
  • Twitter attacked after it verifies account of Charlottesville rally organizer

    Twitter attacked after it verifies account of Charlottesville rally organizer

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    Some users claimed Dorsey was a "Nazi" supporter for allowing Kessler's account to be verified . How exactly Twitter plans to clear up the confusion it created around verification remains to be seen. Kessler is a well-known white supremacist who has used Twitter to spread his message and organize rallies like Unite the Right's march in Charlottesville, Va., where torch wielding protesters marched through the streets chanting racist rallying cries .
  • New Star Wars Trilogy Being Directed by Rian Johnson

    New Star Wars Trilogy Being Directed by Rian Johnson

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    The Last Jedi season also includes another single player mission. This is the main feature of Star Wars Battlefront 2 new Event-DLC named " The Last Jedi Season". You will be able to purchase both heroes with credits earned in-game starting on December 13th. Poe Dameron's T-70 X-wing is also upgraded with a new ability inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi .
  • AT&T-Time Warner deal hits Trump wall

    AT&T-Time Warner deal hits Trump wall

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    A lot of different options are on the table for how to proceed, Justice Department officials said. But AT&T is also getting ready for a possible court battle, he said. Many criticized the move, stating it would lead to a concentration of media power. When asked about concerns about Trump meddling in the deal review, Stephenson said "I have no reason to believe that".