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House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown

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That omission largely explains why a quarter of Senate Democrats and two-thirds of House Democrats voted no, and why immigration now because the next battle. The Senate also approved the measure earlier on Friday morning. "If you vote no, you're voting against fixing the military", said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Read More »

NBC exec Jennifer Salke named head of Amazon Studios

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Price quit in October after a producer for " The Man in the High Castle " - one of the studio's highest-profile shows - said he had repeatedly propositioned her in 2015, making lewd suggestions during a taxi ride. Amazon Studios has finally found a replacement for Roy Price after the executive stepped down in mid-October over sexual harassment claims. Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios COO, as well as TV acquisitions executive Brad Beale and head of films Jason Ropell, will report to Salke. Read More »

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is Officially a Celestial Object

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The rocket, the Falcon Heavy , built by the private company SpaceX , lifted off on a glorious Tuesday afternoon, arcing perfectly over the waters of Cocoa Beach in a resplendent symbol of American technology and power. The Tesla is listed as object -143205, "SpaceX Roadster ( spacecraft ) (Tesla)". ATLAS, which is an asteroid impact early warning system being developed by the UH Institute for Astronomy (IfA), consists of two telescopes, 100 miles apart, that track moving objects by ... Read More »

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster at sea likely destroyed, sources say

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Soon, more cheering erupted, signaling the successful separation of the two side booster rockets, followed by the center booster rocket. And then there's Moon Express, the first commercial entity to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly out of Earth's orbit to deep space. Read More »

Prime minister pitches Canada as tech-friendly

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Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats. Trump called the 24-year-old NAFTA trade pact agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail and has threatened to withdraw from it if he can't get what he wants. Among his desires is requiring more made-in-America auto production and shifting more government contracts to USA companies. Google built its latest DeepMind artificial intelligence facility at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Read More »

Chinese Company Unveils Test Video of World's First Passenger-Carrying Drone

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While we have been treated to footage of competing aircraft in action, like the Volocopter and Passenger Drone, the folks behind the Chinese company have mostly kept their progress under wraps. "This is a step-by-step process", Hu said, "and at EHANG, we have our own road map". "When we fly Ehang 184 all over the world in 2018, I believe people will see that we are so close to the world in sci-fi films", Hu said in the video. Read More »

VLC 3.0 ' Vetinari' arrives, bringing HDR, 8K and Chromecast support

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The new features roll on from there, bringing in support for 360-degree videos, 3D audio, default hardware decoding for up to 8K playback, OggSpots video decoder, Blu-ray text subtitles decoder, and more core features. Thanks to its ability to play practically any file format, VLC has been a massive favourite since the early internet days, back when we were all illicitly downloading all manner of ridiculous P2P files. Read More »

Trejarers Gold Headed To Nintendo Switch On April 12

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Dragon Quest Builders will be available on February 9. And speaking of price cuts, Nintendo Switch eShop games are about to get a lot cheaper. Video game stories from other sites on the web. The low number of Gold Points for physical releases is likely to prevent gamers from hoarding used games to avail the Gold Points. Nintendo director Jo Shiota noted up that the Switch may seem to be similar to a handheld game system, but the technology is very different (citing power consumption ... Read More »

Tillerson, Pence: Meeting with North Koreans Is Not Ruled Out

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Kim Jong-un's sister will head the country's delegation to the Winter Olympics , the first time that a member of the North Korean ruling family has travelled to the South in three generations. "With regard to any interaction with the North Korean delegation, I have not requested a meeting", Vice President Mike Pence said in Alaska on Monday. Read More »

Tesla Model 3 Delayed In Europe To 2019

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It just announced quarterly losses of $675 million. The Model 3 also includes some of Tesla's standard tech features, like over-the-air updates and an Autopilot system with semi-autonomous features that can be used in some situations. Read More »

Watch a live stream of Elon Musk's Tesla floating through space

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Going by the irony and irreverence marking this endeavour, one is nearly tempted to forget that the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy is simultaneously a great leap for mankind. Other payloads included a small Hot Wheels Roadster on the dashboard, a disk inside the auto storing science fiction author Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy, and a plaque bearing SpaceX employees' names. Read More »

Thank immigration for the rocket launch

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Now that the Tesla was launched into space, does that make it the fastest vehicle ever? A more comical side to this news is that Musk included a bright red Tesla Roadster in the rocket, but it was all in order to test the payload according to a Time article. Read More »

South Korean President welcomes N. Korean delegation

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Any contact by these two leaders is likely to be engulfed by tension. After months of silence on whether it would even take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, the Games have driven a rapprochement on the peninsula, while the North's athletes, performers and delegates have dominated the headlines. Read More »

Google explores texting from your browser

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However, there is another line that reads, "Chat features are powered by Google". With the latest Android Messages version 2.9 update, there are hints of major features that could come to the platform. Multiple computer support should be built in as well. It might support all the existing browsers like Chrome, FireFox and Safari etc. One of the trends we're seeing these days is how messenger apps on our mobile devices also have a desktop counterpart. Read More »

Watch It Again! Watch SpaceX Launch The Falcon Heavy

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The trailblazing deep space mission that sent back two boosters to Earth for reuse raises enormous possibilities once envisaged only in the Isaac Asimov's imaginative sci-fi works. The Gateway would be merely spectator seating to watch China build their Lunar surface base . A Lunar surface base would become a hub of entrepreneurship, and with the participation of all stakeholders - NASA and both established and new space industries, would help propel our high tech economy to new heights. Read More »

Apple HomePod review: Good speaker, bad conversationalist

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The above being said, the HomePod is starting to seem like a niche product targeting Apple's loyal fanbase. "We made you a playlist". CEO Tim Cook even misspoke during Apple's recent earnings call when he said that you could summon Siri on HomePod to hail a Lyft or Uber. Read More »

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX launches Falcon rocket in test debut in Florida

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The company stuck with its production guidance for the Model 3, nominally priced from $35,000, to reach 2,500 units a week by the end of the first quarter, and then 5,000 a week at the end of the second quarter. However, Elon Musk said a year ago that the company would develop a new platform for Model Y. Musk later went back to the original plan to bring Model Y to market by "2019 or 2020". Read More »

Apple investigating after man says AirPods exploded

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A man in Florida claims that one of his Apple AirPods began smoking and later exploded. Apple has said that it is investigating the issue and plans to reach out to Colon. Even Colon isn't sure why the wireless AirPods blew up, and there have been no prior reports of exploding AirPods either. They're surprisingly good at staying put within your ear, and the battery life is commendable. Read More »

LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature

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Yes, the new LG smartphone would be called LG V30s which is the upgraded edition of the LG V30 smartphone. The rest of the specs of the LG V30s will be same as that of the V30. Just open the camera app and see the object through it, it would show you the details of that particular shop with more information. It would work like your personal guide who will be there with you to give all the information that you might want to know about. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Patch Fixes Squad Issues and Matchmaking

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Players can still use any remaining extra Slashberries if they now have more than 30 in their item pouch. If you were carrying more than that before installing the update, you'll be able to use any extras before the new limit is imposed. Alongside today's patch, Capcom issued another statement for Xbox One players, reiterating that it is "working tirelessly on pinpointing the issues with matchmaking" on the console. Read More »

3D vision discovered in praying mantis using tiny glasses

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They eat small insects or their siblings when young and when they grow larger, have been known to prey on small scorpions, lizards, frogs, birds, snakes, fish, and even rodents. They did so even when humans couldn't. "This is a completely new form of 3D vision as it is based on change over time instead of static images", Dr Vivek Nityananda, behavioural ecologist at Newcastle University, was quoted in a statement . Read More »

Metroid Prime 4 Developer Is Bandai Namco Studios Singapore

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No more details have been added though, so there's no clue on the status of the project, let alone a potential launch date. Eurogamer points out that this studios is housing former LucasArts Singapore staffers who were working on a cancelled Star Wars 1313 game. Read More »

Congress & TDP MPs heckle Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha

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Defending the government's decision against making the break-up of the almost Rs 58,000 crore deal public, Jaitley said when UPA was in power, then defence ministers Pranab Mukherjee and A K Antony had on 15 occasions told Parliament that giving out such details would be against the interest of national security. Read More »

The Shirtless Tongan gives the people what they want at Opening Ceremony

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He's the only Tongan at this year's games, the first Tongan to appear in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, and most definitely the only one to do so in such an, ahem, attention-getting fashion. The 2018 Winter Games in South Korea kicked off on Friday, with a dazzling opening ceremony that sent a powerful message of harmony and unity. Eighteen months on, Taufatofua presents a much leaner figure than the muscular martial artist who competed in the 80kg division. Read More »

Ebony Reigns Dies In A Gory Motor Crash

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According to reports coming out of the West African nation, the singer was killed in a auto accident at Mankronso in the Ashanti Region. According to Mankranso police, Ebony and two military officers were on board a Jeep with registration AS 497-16 from Sunyani heading towards Kumasi when it collided head-on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi. Read More »

Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game

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He was selected by National Basketball Association head coaches as an All-Star reserve and drafted to Team LeBron by James. JUST days after Ben Simmons' All Star aspirations were reawakened by a shocking knee injury to NY star Kristaps Porzingis, the Australian's been snubbed - again. Read More »

Small asteroid will pass very close to Earth on Friday

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While 2018 CB is too small for amateur telescopes, it can be viewed live online with the Virtual Telescope Project . The huge space rock was discovered along with another smaller asteroid by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, Sunday. Read More »

Pokémon Go's last big wave of Gen 3 creatures arrives tomorrow

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On top of this, the patch is adding more Gen 3 Pokémon to the game, with a particular focus on flying and dragon types. This will also entice those that have stopped playing the game to get off their couch and start hunting once again. That Raid Battle will also be available starting tomorrow, but the powerful dragon will inhabit Gyms until March 16. Additionally, to make it easier for players to fill out their Hoenn Pokédex, developer Niantic has stated that only creatures from Ruby and ... Read More »

Qualcomm touts OEM, carrier wins for global 5G launches in 2019

Indian telecommunication authorities had a meeting in December a year ago to draft a plan for early deployment of 5G services in India. Qualcomm Technologies Inc, which is a subsidiary of the parent firm Qualcomm Incorporated has revealed a few days ago that the Snapdragon X50 5G NR series has been selected by a few global smartphone giants to use them for producing the latest 5G enabled handsets that would be launched in 2019. Read More »