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The satellite, which launched as GOES-R and became GOES-16 once it reached orbit, is the first of four of next-generation satellites that will drastically improve tracking the weather from space. "One of our GOES-16 scientists compared this to seeing a newborn baby's first pictures - it's that exciting for us". That's high enough to see a large chunk of the Earth in a single frame - not all of it, though.
  • You can now book Uber rides from within Google Maps

    You can now book Uber rides from within Google Maps

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    And to even further solidify its integration with Uber, Google is testing a new feature that would allow you to book, complete, and pay for an Uber ride, all from within Google Maps. You simply need to tap on your transportation option of choice to view a comprehensive list of ride options, as well as any special offers or promotions they may be peddling.
  • Rare ruby seadragon spotted in the wild

    Rare ruby seadragon spotted in the wild

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    The find surprised the scientists, and they were able to document the seadragon for 30 minutes, giving new insights on its anatomy, behavior and environment. A new footage of the marine animal shows its habitat different than the similar kind of creatures. "It was really quite an unbelievable moment", said study co-author Josefin Stiller, a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography , in a statement.
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: a Hellcat on Steroids?

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    The Demon will be the "ultimate performance halo" and will likely produce even more power than the already insane Hellcat. Power is by far and away the one thing the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat doesn't need any more of. Tim Kuniskis , head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat, said, "The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is conceived, designed and engineered for a subculture of enthusiasts who know that a tenth is a vehicle and a half second is your reputation".
  • United Kingdom finalises plan to build road tunnel near Stonehenge monument

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    Campaigners have called for "a fundamental rethink" of the Government's plans for the A303 at Stonehenge and warned that a proposed tunnel would substantially damage the World Heritage Site. In May, a report concluded a tunnel could be of benefit to the Stonehenge site if carried out well. Andy Rhind-Tutt, Chairman of Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust, has described the project as a "self-destructing time bomb" and historian Tom Holland has taken to Twitter to express his disappointment.
  • Moon created when 'about 20 moonlets collided'

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    For a long time, people have thought that the Earth only had one Moon, and that this was formed after a large impact caused part of the Earth to break away to eventually form the Moon. From the simulations, the researchers concluded at one time the Earth had several moons orbiting it, each one created by a different collision. "We see evidence of past impacts on all the terrestrial planets", said Rufu.
  • United States saw 304K patents issued in 2016, led by IBM

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    Of those patents, 2,700 were related to AI, cognitive computing and cloud computing. The company has led the charge each and every year for almost the past two and a half decades and this year set the record for most patents in a single year with a total of 8,088 patents granted to its investors.
  • Ford Stays in US Citing Confidence in President Elect Donald Trump

    Ford Stays in US Citing Confidence in President Elect Donald Trump

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    If he simply wanted to attack GM for importing vehicles from Mexico, why not point out that Chevy sold about 80,000 of its Mexican-made Trax crossovers previous year? Trump has strongly criticised major USA firms for moving jobs outside America to areas with cheaper labour markets to boost profits.
  • Killer whale Granny considered dead

    Killer whale Granny considered dead

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    The world's oldest known killer whale is missing and presumed dead. While her precise age is relatively unknown, many observers believe her to have been over 100 years old. "Perhaps other dedicated whale-watchers have seen her since then, but by year's end she is officially missing from the SRKW population, and with regret we now consider her deceased", he wrote on Saturday in a tribute to the orca.
  • Making 2016 one second longer

    Making 2016 one second longer

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    The technology giant has published a blog explaining how 'its clocks and time service will agree with servers that apply leap seconds '. These clocks inform Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC ), the globally recognized 24-hour timekeeping system since the 1960s, and are so precise in their measurements that they keep ticking on, regardless of the tiny changes of Earth's rotation.
  • Blizzard will celebrate Diablo's 20th anniversary with new goodies in its games

    Blizzard will celebrate Diablo's 20th anniversary with new goodies in its games

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    This isn't the first time there has been cross-promotion involved in Blizzard's strategy, with Heroes of the Storm's roster being made up pretty much exclusively of significant characters from other games. Blizzard fans are in for a treat, as a large amount of Diablo-themed bonus content will be showing up in fan-favorite games very soon. There will also appear a new player designed after the Lord of Terror.
  • Kyrie Irving Buried The Warriors Again

    Kyrie Irving Buried The Warriors Again

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    Durant even slightly edges Curry in 3-point efficiency, coming in at 40.3% while Curry is right behind at 40.1%. The Cleveland Cavaliers (22-6) are at the top of the Eastern Conference, but unlike the Warriors , they haven't secured first place for the remainder of 2016.
  • Refurbished Apple Watch is super cheap from Apple right now

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    The Apple Watch Series 1 has an S1P dual-core processor and OLED Retina display with Force Touch. These refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 models are available for purchase on the official Apple site, starting from today. See the complete list of available models on Apple's Refurbished Apple Watch page. While the Series 2 Apple Watch Sport starts at $309 for the 38mm and $339 for the 42mm.
  • Instagram Stories adds stickers, hands-free video

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    You can also add the temperature, too, and tell friends how warm it is in Southern California (currently a sunny 70 degrees). Unlike live videos on Facebook, live Instagrams disappear after they're done broadcasting, which may give users the sense that they'll miss something if they don't constantly check the app.
  • Salvation Army's Christmas Center in full swing

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    Westgate Salvation Army Spokesperson Juanita Buckingham says, "We've got about 150 families that we are going to help, so in this room we've got 150 family food parcels and we also do gifts for the children for each family". Karen said. "We had enough toys that we were able to make up for the Angel Cards that didn't come back". "When they come, the toys are all in a big, red bag and ready to go to the vehicle, to take home and put them under the tree", said Ward Childerston, chairman of the ...
  • Obama Will Reportedly Get Creative to Ban Offshore Drilling in Federal Waters

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    They said the canyons could provide vital refuge for species as climate change continues to warm mid-Atlantic waters. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in its Arctic waters, subject to periodic review.
  • Elon Musk Says He Wants To Create A Tunnel Boring Company

    Elon Musk Says He Wants To Create A Tunnel Boring Company

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    Then, a couple of hours later at 3:17 am, he tweeted " I am actually going to do this ". To prove how serious he is about his new business venture, the serial entrepreneur updated his Twitter bio which now reads, "Tesla, SpaceX, Tunnels (yes, tunnels) & OpenAI".
  • 7.9 natural disaster strikes off Papua New Guinea; tsunami alert issued

    7.9 natural disaster strikes off Papua New Guinea; tsunami alert issued

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    The quake was deep, at 103 kilometers (61 miles). Authorities said the extent of damage was not immediately known. "Tsunami waves have been observed", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said, warning that waves reaching one to three meters above the tide level were possible along some of Papua New Guinea's coastlines.
  • Trump trolling rolls on as Baldwin returns to 'SNL'

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    So it's probably safe to say Putin is pretty excited about Tillerson's new gig. "Please, Mr Trump , you are the gift", said Bennett's Putin. Despite getting slammed repeatedly by Trump , Baldwin's portrayal became a fan favourite and numerous election-related cold open skits have gone viral online.
  • Japan And Russia Wrap Up Peace Treaty Summit

    Japan And Russia Wrap Up Peace Treaty Summit

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    What are the Southern Kuril Islands? Putin was due to head home with promises of economic cooperation after appearing to achieve what experts said was a key goal - easing his global isolation when Russian Federation faces Western condemnation over the destruction of eastern Aleppo in Syria, where it is backing President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
  • General Motors investing $218 million in Parma plant

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    In addition, the company will spend roughly $295.9 million on equipment for future engine production at the GM Tonawanda Engine plant . "With these latest projects we have announced investments of $2.2 billion in 2016, allowing us to support the production of future engines and vehicles".
  • Bill Gates joins $170bn climate change investment club

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    The meeting came a day before Mr. Trump is scheduled to host a "Technology Summit" with industry leaders at Trump Tower. He said it was no surprise that innovation was the central theme of the two billionaires' talks as his career had also been "along those lines".
  • Will Reportedly Fix MacBook Pro Graphics Issue

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    Hopefully macOS Sierra 10.12.2 will be released this side of the holidays, bringing relief to those whose shiny new MacBook Pros have been suffering at the hands of aberrant graphics. We checked it out. Such has been the case with Apple's new 2016 MacBook Pro line, which has suffered a number of problems from audio drivers blowing out speakers in Boot Camp to graphical issues causing machines to forget which GPU is installed and causing massive on-screen glitches.
  • Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

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    Birds are thought to be the only living descendants of dinosaurs - and questions about how and when their ancestors first developed flight and the feathers that enabled it remain confounding mysteries. "It's stunning to see these beautifully formed feathers from a representative that is clearly a coelurosaur", Prum says. The fossil also contains remnants of soft tissue and muscles.
  • Why the FCC Is Blasting Verizon and AT&T Over Net Neutrality

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    Federal regulators raised new concerns about AT&T Inc.'s practice of excluding its new DirecTV Now streaming service from data charges and, for the first time, lobbed similar questions at Verizon Communications Inc. The FCC has asked USA wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon to respond to fresh concerns that their zero rating policies could "hinder competition and harm consumers".
  • Xbox Live Games With Gold for December 2016

    Xbox Live Games With Gold for December 2016

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    The Xbox One has lagged behind Sony's PlayStation 4 in sales in all major territories around the world, but since July in the USA and September in the United Kingdom and Australia, it has been the best-selling console. However, that may not hamper the success Xbox One has seen in recent months. Xbox 360 gamers can download Outland , which is a platform game available for Xbox Live Arcade.
  • Top Analyst Says Apple's iPhone 8 To Break Previous Sales

    Top Analyst Says Apple's iPhone 8 To Break Previous Sales

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    If you qualify for a free battery replacement, you can take your iPhone 6S to an Apple retail store or an Apple authorized service provider, or contact Apple Support about sending in your phone for fix. However, the watchdog group accused Apple of not admitting to the problems. Do keep in mind to check the country code as well while searching for the serial number as it will tell you what needs to be done to replace the phone battery.
  • Detroit police arrest about 40 during union, wage protest

    Detroit police arrest about 40 during union, wage protest

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    According to union organizers , protestors, in an act of civil disobedience, sat down in the middle of Broadway. Fast-food restaurant and airport workers , as well as home and child-care workers rallied in cities including Chicago , Detroit , Houston, Los Angeles , Minneapolis and NY on Tuesday morning.
  • The Flash

    The Flash "Invasion!" Review (Season 3 Episode 8)

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    Warning: This story contains mild spoilers from The CW's Invasion crossover. Let's just say, Oliver's life would have been very different - no crime-fighting, for one thing - and far less tragic. After overcoming a mind-controlling device, members of Team Arrow were captured by the aliens. "I will say, you will get a payoff to 507's cliffhanger with respect to Evelyn big time in 509".
  • Australian theme park to reopen 6 weeks after 4 deaths

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    Ardent Leisure Group, Dreamworld's operator, announced the re-opening following the successful completion of the mechanical and operational safety review. Ardent chief executive Deb Thomas will also attend the reopening. The park has been shut since October 25 after Kate Goodchild, Cindy Low, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi died when the Thunder River Rapids Ride malfunctioned.
  • McLaren gets back on track

    McLaren gets back on track

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    Adding some choice upgrades to the standard package, the McLaren 570S Track Pack provides a more hardcore experience than the standard model. Since launch, the range has expanded with the McLaren 540C and McLaren 570GT expanding the range.
  • Approaching storms may help crews battling major wildfires

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    Evacuations were formerly ordered but have now been lifted for the Pinnacle Mountain fire. Table Rock State Park has been closed, as have sections of local hiking trails, but the park is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. "Does it put a dent in it?" Linda Monholland, who was working at Park View Inn in Gatlinburg, said it was about 9 p.m. Monday when she left her workplace with about five other people.
  • Amazon Has Sold More Than 5 Million Echo Speakers

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    Are we heading toward a future where you control everything in your home by speaking to a disembodied voice? The next Alexa device from Amazon could come as early as the first quarter of 2017 but there's nothing official as of yet. Amazon is also testing a feature that allows users to pin items such as photos on their speaker's screen akin to physically placing items on a refrigerator door, one of the people said.
  • With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

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    Online spending hit a new record this past Black Friday, surpassing the $3 billion mark for the first time. But so-called Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. "Consumers are pushing retailers toward deals and bargain", she told the Daily News. Meanwhile, 99 million people said they shopped in stores, down 3 million from past year.
  • Merkel says no details on origin of cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom

    Merkel says no details on origin of cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom

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    The telco said as many as 900,000, or about 4.5 percent of its 20 million fixed-line customers, began to have problems connecting to its network on Sunday afternoon. Mirai can turn network devices ranging from webcams to digital recorders to internet routers into remotely controlled "bots" that can be used to mount large-scale attacks against other targets across the internet.
  • Amazon Working On An Alexa-Controlled Speaker With A Touchscreen

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    Users will be able to pin items to the device screen, sort of like using a digital magnet board or refrigerator notepad, according to Bloomberg's sources, and the device will cost more than any of the current Echo speakers. CIRP's analysis shows customers use Amazon Echo for many purposes, with one-third using it as an information provider responding to questions and over 40 percent as an audio speaker for listening to streaming music.
  • Samsung to Increase Dividends, Review Corporate Structure

    Samsung to Increase Dividends, Review Corporate Structure

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    Other measures proposed by Elliott, which unsuccessfully challenged a controversial 2015 merger of two Samsung Group affiliates, includes the return of at least 75 percent of free cash flow to investors and the appointment of some independent directors.
  • Discounts On Amazon and Google Devices For Black Friday Week

    Discounts On Amazon and Google Devices For Black Friday Week

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    Verizon , which holds exclusive rights to the US carrier version of the device, is offering the 32GB Google Pixel and Pixel XL for $240 and the 128GB models for $360. Built by Google, Chromecast is a digital media device that allows users with a mobile device or PC to control playback of Internet-streamed content on a high-definition television or home audio system.
  • Pokemon GO Upgraded 'Nearby' Feature Hits More Regions

    Pokemon GO Upgraded 'Nearby' Feature Hits More Regions

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    The Pokemon has been hidden from the Pokedex for quite some time now, but it has now finally made an appearance, but in an unusual way. On Tuesday night, a few days after the last Pokemon Go update, a lot of fans from The Silph Road sub-Reddit community spotted Ditto and caught it, says BGR.
  • Volkswagen To Begin Manufacturing EVs In North America In 2021

    Volkswagen To Begin Manufacturing EVs In North America In 2021

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    The company plans for electrified vehicles to become "the strategic core of the VW brand", as Volkswagen-brand head Herbert Diess recently put it in an interview with Automotive News . - something VW is determined to change. In addition to Volkswagen , the company also makes cars under other brands including Porsche, Audi , SEAT, Skoda and Lamborghini.