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Facebook researchers acknowledge social media can be bad for you

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Facebook, though, says there are two sides to this story. The post was authored by the Facebook's director of research, David Ginsberg, and Moira Burke, a research scientist at the company. Referencing a study Facebook conducted with Robert Kraut at Carnegie Mellon University, in which "people who sent or received more messages, comments and timeline posts reported improvements in social support, depression and loneliness ", as well as "other peer-reviewed longitudinal research and ... Read More »

Google AI helps Nasa discover solar system like ours

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But the recent discovery of Kepler-90i, a rocky planet orbiting a sun-like star located 2,545 light-years from Earth , suggests we might not be that special after all. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this information is exactly how it was discovered. "I became interested in applying neural networks to astronomy when I learned that the Kepler mission had collected so much data that it was impossible for scientists to examine it all manually", said Christopher Shallue, a senior ... Read More »

BlackBerry 10 will get 2 more years of support

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It looks like the device will only get update is their are serious security flaws in the future. Part of the PRIV's selling point was a guarantee of 24 months of security updates. True to our word, we fulfilled this commitment though in truth, the PRIV's built-in security posture had little need for numerous updates we delivered in conjunction with partners such as Google and Qualcomm. Read More »

The End Has Come For AOL Instant Messenger

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In 2015, Verizon purchased the company for $4.4 billion. While instant messaging was a staple in the early internet scene, it's no longer as necessary with the ubiquity of new ways to communicate. Farewell, AIM. We hope that somehow you'll ~BrB~. AOL has been hinting at AIM's discontinuation for some time, even pulling the service from third-party clients this past spring. Read More »

New York Giants: Eli Apple calls Landon Collins a liar

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I'm blessed to be where I am right now", Apple said. He said Thursday that he has gotten advice from veteran teammates but Collins wasn't one of them. He said that he expects to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, however, coaches haven't told him if he'll be active or not. "We'll see where he is at the end of the week", he said. Read More »

SpaceX debut of recycled rocket and new launch pad

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On Dec. 15, at about 10:36 a.m. the Elon Musk-led space exploration company successfully launched almost 4,800 pounds of cargo en route to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA using the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, both of which represent the first previously used rockets utilized on a NASA supply mission. Read More »

Google Play Music updated with support for iPhone X

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Apple has recently released its new iOS 11.2 update which was the second major update of iOS 11. Those who want to benefit from the newest iOS update can download it for free by going to the Settings app. However, in the latest version, this issue has been fixed, which requires safety researchers to use other ways to solve the impact of SMAP. There is also the issue where users can not really turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth via Control Center unless they manually disabled it in the ... Read More »

Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers

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Are you sick of seeing photos from your friend's beach vacation while you're stuck in the grey skies and snow of Pittsburgh? While you'll certainly be able to use Snooze to avoid Star Wars spoilers on Facebook , this has a few other applications beyond that as well. Read More »

Are Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT) Shares Headed North? Jefferies Issues Upgrade

The company has market cap of $275.26 million. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 14.37% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a -13.22% decline over the past 3 months. Based on a recent bid, its distance from 20 days simple moving average is -31.21%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -39.61% while it has a distance of -55.28% from the 200 days simple moving average . Read More »

Geminid Meteor Shower caught on camera

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Some astronomers are expecting that pass-by to affect next year's Geminid meteor show. "Phaethon's nature is debated", said Bill Cooke, of NASA's meteoroid environment office. You can use apps like as Sky Guide for iOS and Sky Map for Android to help find it. If you missed out on the astronomical wonder, you will be able to view individual meteors until Saturday December 16. Read More »

Samsung Announces Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 Refresh

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On the Notebook 9 Pen, the screen flips 360-degrees, enabling consumers to use it as a laptop . Introducing a built-in stylus pen, Samsung is ready to compete with the Surface devices. Other than the Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung also launched the 2018 edition of the Notebook 9 . The device sports a 13-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, with no option for higher resolution. Read More »

Senado aprueba que se incluyan las modificaciones a la Ley de Seguridad

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Por ello, es importante que en el análisis de esta Ley se exploren todas las alternativas para encontrar la mejor solución y ésta favorable para la seguridad interior de nuestra nación y para los derechos humanos de los ciudadanos, sin dejar de lado la importancia de salvaguardar en todo momento la estabilidad del país. Read More »

Andra AP fonden Cuts Position in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson now has $381.44 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.43% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $238.08. About 5.34 million shares traded. 34,259 are held by Grimes And Company. Johnson & Johnson comprises about 1.2% of Andra AP fonden's investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Read More »

Flipkart offering big discounts on iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2

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The original price of the handset is Rs. 61,000, but Flipkart is offering a flat discount of Rs 11,001 and Rs 10,000 off on using any debit or credit card. There's also an extra Rs 5000 discount on exchange. The Redmi Note 4 has been Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone of 2017 in India. When it comes to the 64GB model of iPhone 8 , its starting price if Rs. Read More »

Blue Origin flies booster and crew capsule

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This was the first launch of the upgraded new Shepard, but it's still a rather humble rocket even with the latest design improvements. The test flight took place at 11:59 ET or 8:59 PT on December 12, Tuesday, the Blue Origin's West Texas launch site, where the New Shepard and Crew Capsule 2.0 reached about 99 kilometers or 62 miles above sea level before they returned to Earth. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 full specs leaked, launch possible in January 2018

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So, it looks like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has all the good reason to upgrade from Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in every aspect. The smartphone manufacturer, it seems, is now gearing up to announce another smartphone in the same lineup, which will succeed the company's self-claimed "most popular" phone Redmi Note 4. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Sports Vertically Aligned Dual Cameras In Leaked Renders

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With the popularity of the iPhone X , many expected Samsung to trim down the bezels of the Galaxy S9 even further to provide a better challenge against rival Apple's smartphone. Unlike the iPhone X though, the back camera module is positioned somewhere between the back of the device instead of the upper left corner. According to @ OnLeaks , the smaller Galaxy S9 would be coming with a single-rear facing camera. Read More »

Lokesh's Big Achievement: Google X In Vizag!

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AP executed this 3-in-1 (phone, internet, and television) connectivity project entirely using the electric poles, stringing 24,000 km of overhead fiber cable, and is expected to cover 85 per cent of the households in the state. FSFC is an optical communication technology that uses light to wirelessly transmit data to telecommunication and internet applications. There would be enough bandwidth for thousands of people to browse the Web simultaneously through the same cellphone tower, X said. Read More »

Facebook to use its News Feed to push more videos to users

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Starting in January, Facebook will focus the expansion of Ad Breaks on shows, and Ad Break eligibility will shift to videos and episodes that are at least three minutes long, with the earliest potential Ad Break at the one minute mark. The company has assured users that they won't be seeing these ads in their News Feeds, lamenting that such a location doesn't "work well" for those kinds of adds. Read More »

Monster Bird: Giant Penguin Fossils Discovered in New Zealand

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But there was once a penguin that you wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley - or a dark ice shelf. When standing, the ancient bird was maybe only 5-foot-3 (1.6 meters). klekowskii specimens from the Eocene of Antarctica", said the report. Studies suggest early penguins were brownish, not the trademark black and white of today's penguins, Mayr said. Read More »

Airtel Plan 179, Plan 199 & Plan 169

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The pack also offers unlimited calls which are valid for 28 days. Starting from as low as Rs. 19 to all the way up till Rs. 9,999, Jio's offers quite appealing. This prepaid recharge plan of Jio offers 300 local, STD and roaming SMSes across all operators. Vodafone has upgraded its Rs. 348 pack for prepaid customers, going from 1GB of data a day in August to 2GB data per day. Read More »

Samsung might launch their Bixby smart speaker early 2018

The report notes that the speaker will have a strong focus on audio quality. Samsung's speaker could be $70 more than the Google Home . It looks like "soon" for Samsung is several months later, because a report from Bloomberg suggests we may see the smart speaker launch at some point in the first half of 2018. Read More »

Apple Updates Logic Pro X With Support for Up to 36 Cores

The iMac Pro can be configured with an Intel Xeon processor with up to an 18 cores and comes with up to 128GB of onboard RAM. Is an illustrator creating artwork on an iPad Pro not a "creative pro"? iMac Pro sports a stunning 27-inch 5K display, with 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide colour gamut and support for over 1 billion colours. Read More »

Landon Collins: I guess Eli Apple don't remember things

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Apple became the subject of this latest firestorm after his curious (and rule-breaking) tweeting during and after a 30-10 loss to the Cowboys last Sunday. Interesting. Because on Wednesday, Collins said he and others had initiated several heart-to-heart "sit-downs" with Apple during the season, including as recently as this week. Read More »

The best Pokemon game is finally coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Way back in 2001, we awarded Pokemon Crystal a 9/10 review , calling it "one last hurrah for the Pocket Monsters on the Game Boy Color ", but criticising its relatively small difference from Gold and Silver . Nintendo also says we'll have an in-game way to encounter the mythical Pokemon Celebi, which was unavailable in the 3DS ports of Gold and Silver . Read More »

Nokia 6 (2018) spotted online with FullView display, could come next year

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The smartphone giant introduced dual-sight picture and video which is called "Bothie" in Nokia 8 which simultaneously uses the front and rear camera to allow users to enjoy "both sides of the story". To recall, the Nokia 6 featured a single 16-megapixel sensor on the back. But it's looking plausible that successors to HMD's first-generation Nokia phones are near. Read More »

Google Assistant arrives on Android tablets and smartphones running Lollipop

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What will you ask your Assistant first? Google announced the voice assistant is coming to older phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up. The AI helper the same functionality as the version found on newer Android devices, which means you'll be able to bark at your outdated smartphone in order to open apps, get restaurant recommendations or, if you're feeling down, to hear a joke. Read More »