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Light Pollution Increasing Worldwide, researchers says

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Satellite data showed Earth's artificially lit outdoor surface at night grew by about 2 percent annually in brightness and area from 2012 to 2016, researchers said on Wednesday, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on people and animals. Read More »

Pokémon GO EX Raid and Raid Changes

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The first major improvement in EX Raids is that it will now commonly take place at Gyms found in parks and other sponsored locations. Raids are a fairly recent addition to Pokemon GO's gameplay, so it's not entirely surprising to see the mode undergo so many changes . Read More »

UC browser for mobile is back on the Play Store

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In fact it's been around from the old days of Nokia Symbian phones and has been downloaded over 500 million times from the Play Store . The corporation in an announcement said the new version is obtainable for consumers with updated scientific settings sternly in line with Google Play's policy. Read More »

Vodafone Rs 199 recharge offer

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But, that's not happening is this new plan as it comes with a lot of limitations for the customers. If you exhaust that limit, you can still be able to make calls but at 30 paisa per minute. Last month, Vodafone introduced an Rs 496 plan under with it offers 84GB data. Now, coming to the calling offers. However, if you exceed the 2GB data limit - Jio will reduce the data speed to 64Kbps. Read More »

BlackBerry KeyTwo Spotted On GeekBench

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BlackBerry is indeed working on their next smartphone with complete QWERTY keypad. Instead of ( successfully ) flooding the market with a bunch of new smartphones carrying a classic name, like HMD Global , TCL has timidly launched only two BlackBerry-branded Androids in its first year of exclusive license ownership . Read More »

Streaks on Mars likely flowing sand, not water, new research suggests

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NASA detailed the new study recently, saying the streaks shown in the image above are likely granular flows, not the subsurface water flows some had previously expected. Instead, the 151 RSL examined by the study authors all end on similar slopes despite very different lengths. The RSL are nearly all restricted to slopes steeper than 27 degrees. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9: New renders reveal plans for 2018 handset

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Like we always say, it's never too early for rumors and speculations about the Galaxy S9 . The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be similar to this year's flagship , but with some changes to features and design. But that release - the Galaxy S9 - might disappoint those seeking a dramatically new design. This should address complaints about the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8 which most users found the fingerprint sensor to be quite awkwardly placed. Read More »

Tencent to act as exclusive Chinese publisher for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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However, the company will work to alter the game in order to make sure it is in "accordance with socialist core values". Those changes might include toning down some of the game's more violent elements. " PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world", said Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent. Read More »

Google's announced its Google Play Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

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Google also says that it'll discount "hundreds of apps", not just games, offering promos like a 50% discount on a Colorfy monthly subscription. Among the offerings, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is available in the U.S. I'd imagine you have to be a new subscriber. The company said in a blog post that its Google Play deals will run from Black Friday through Cyber Monday in select markets. Read More »

Scientists At Apple Inc. (AAPL) Just Published Significant Self-Driving Research

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This specific picture describes how Apple researchers, including paper authors Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, created something called VoxelNet that can extrapolate and infer objects from a collection of points captured by a LiDAR array. This works by shining light onto a surface and measuring how long it takes to return in order to figure out how far an object is and create an image of its shape. Read More »

OnePlus 5 will be discontinued when remaining inventory runs dry

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Now, the company making a few more headlines and they all revolve around software. However, there is a good news that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T along with the OnePlus 5 and 5T are slated to get Android 8 .1 Oreo update . According to OnePlus , the handset's camera is designed in a manner so as to deliver quality performance especially in low-light settings. Just like the OnePlus 5 , the OnePlus 5T is powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with ... Read More »

Senate to investigate DSS, EFCC face-off over Ita Ekpeyong, Ayo Oke

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They were however prevented from entering the premises located at forty-six Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro by heavily armed DSS officials. "In view of that therefore, Ahmad Lawan, the senate leader reacting to orders 42 and 52 cited by Senator Dino Melaye, on the issue of the above duo feud said, "'This Senate should investigate the clash between the EFCC and the DSS and also the NIA, the sentiment of our colleagues ridicule the name of our great Country and this is unacceptable. Read More »

CBI questions bus conductor's kin in Ryan murder case

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The bail was granted with a security bond of '50,000. "The bail was granted under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution". Ashok was arrested by the Gurugram police on the September 8 after seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found dead in a pool of blood inside the toilet of the school. Read More »

Toy retailer offers discounted deals for video game consoles and games

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They're selling the PS4 Pro for $350 (a $50 saving on the regular price), the 1TB regular PS4 for $200 ($100 saving) and the Xbox One S for $190 ($90 saving). The Xbox One X is available for free shipping, which is a considerable savings. Don't have Gold? Worry not, because one-month membership is now only $1 for non-Gold members. Read More »

These Are the Best TV Deals of Black Friday 2017

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In fact, there are several purchase you may want to skip completely on Black Friday. Numerous patio furniture and BBQ/Grill deals you see on Black Friday are the result of a retailer trying to clear stock. Those are some pretty great Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. Amazon started their Black Friday promotions last weekend, and with the actual day getting closer, more and more deals are starting to roll in. Read More »

Google soon to roll out a fix for buzzing Pixel 2 phones

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Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , have been under fire from consumer complaints. Once the feature is live, you will see the Google Lens logo in the bottom right corner of the Assistant screen. Google says the following can be identified with the utility. We also suspect more Android users will be able to use Google Lens in the future as well so stay tuned. Read More »

YouTube is available on the Amazon Echo Show once again

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Amazon has confirmed that YouTube is once again available on the Echo Show . At the time, Google said that Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violated YouTube's terms of service, which include some rules about branding as well as core functionality. Read More »

Belgium Says Loot Boxes are Gambling

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Crucially, some elements of the system like loot box contents were randomized-meaning even players who chose to give EA more money could still walk away frustrated. Defenders of loot boxes usually cite rising game development costs or a games-as-service model as reasons for their inclusion, or play them off as an innocuous option that is easy to ignore. Read More »

Former trucker raises some interesting concerns about Tesla's new semi-truck

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Penner said the electric truck has far fewer parts and appears much less complicated than today's diesel trucks. Musk said a 30 minutes charge on the system could power trucks for another 640 kilometres. "500 miles is nothing for a truck". New customers are responding to the appeal. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said in a statement Friday that it has pre-ordered five Tesla units in its Walmart U.S. Read More »

'Dragon Ball FighterZ' (ALL) Reveals More Characters, Arcade Mode - Screens & Trailer

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All of his signature attacks are here, including the super ghost kamikaze attack which Dragon Ball Z fans will no doubt remember. At least the fan's wait is nearly over. Players will be able to unlock Zeni (in-game currency), unlock alternative outfits for fighters, and various other items in the item shop. Last but not least, Kid Buu will have high speed and power, and he can stretch his arm to reach his opponents. Read More »

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom Gameplay Trailer

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The next batch of characters for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Black Widow , Venom and Winter Soldier - are coming to the crossover fighting game on December 5, Capcom confirmed today. Venom is probably the best looking character in the game and he has a ton of moves that will bring nostalgic tears to the eyes of gamers who played him in the first Marvel vs Capcom . Read More »

Samsung Gear S3 Gets Huge Update

Recently, the Samsung Gear Sport was launched with Tizen 3.0 and some new functionality. Communication is another key area of focus with this Gear S3 Value Pack update. A new feature that has been added includes real-time heart rate monitoring for those who wish for precise data before, during and after their workout. Read More »

Lincoln MKC Gets a New Face

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The MKC, which originally joined the lineup in 2014, has been key to Lincoln's success over the past several years-it's noted in particular that more than half of all MKC buyers to this point have been women, who have been significant growth drivers in the luxury segment in the past decade. Read More »

Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Stock Rating Lowered by Citigroup Inc

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About 334,351 shares traded. It has outperformed by 30.10% the S&P500. Mason Capital Management Llc increased Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) stake by 66.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Segall Bryant And Hamill Llc has 0.01% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) for 11,739 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Limited stated it has 0% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Read More »

Toyota's new T-HR3 robot is basically a symbiotic humanoid helper-bot

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The system's master arms give the operator full range of motion of the robot's corresponding joints and the master foot allows the operator to walk in place in the chair to move the robot forward or laterally. While we doubt that you'll be able to get your hands on a T-HR3 anytime soon, we'd like to entertain the thought that one day the system could be used to create a form gladiatorial battles between human controlled robots, making the BBC's Robot Wars pale in comparison. Read More »

Xiaomi launches 'Made in India' Mi Power Bank 2i series; price, specs

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These power banks will be assembled in this new facility announced today. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced the setup of its third manufacturing unit in India in partnership with Hipad Technology in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. For instance, Mi Power Bank 2i (20,000mAh) can charge the Mi A1 4.3 times, while Apple iPhone 7 or the iPad mini 4 series can be powered up for 7.1 times or 2.5 times, respectively. Read More »