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However, after "a day of amicable and positive discussions" in the Paralympic Village, the decision was made that there will be no repeat at Friday's ceremony. In 2008 Schultz suffered injuries in a snocross race that resulted in having his left leg amputated above the knee when the snowmobile he was riding landed on his leg.
  • Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

    Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

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    Still, many in the industry would prefer that NASA fund the ISS through 2028 to provide more time for the shift to commercial ventures, according to the Verge . Two other companies, Axiom , and Nanoracks , are planning commercial space stations. But will these private companies, like SpaceX and Boeing, be ready to take over operations in that part of space without the significant government support provided to the Space Station? Yet as The Verge noted, ending support too early ...
  • SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket roars to life during test fire

    SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket roars to life during test fire

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    SpaceX is one step closer to launching its much-anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket. "Aiming for first flight of Falcon Heavy on February 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy", Musk said in a tweet Saturday. Like Falcon 9 , Falcon Heavy is created to be reusable and both platforms share SpaceX's composite payload fairing that protects satellites during delivery to low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous transfer orbit.
  • Apple announces iOS 11.3 previews for iPhone, iPad users

    Apple announces iOS 11.3 previews for iPhone, iPad users

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    The highlights of the preview include an update to the ARKit, Animoji, Apple's Health app , and the power management. The iOS 11 pre-release betas also referenced "modern iPhone " prior to the release of the iPhone X . In the initial period, the support is restricted to selected businesses like Wells Fargo, Discover, Hilton, and Lowe's. An executive with MedStar Health said the enhanced app would help improve the patient experience.
  • Switch sold 1.5 million units in December 2017, 3DS sold 750000

    Switch sold 1.5 million units in December 2017, 3DS sold 750000

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    Nintendo's current lineup of 3DS hardware includes the $199.99 New Nintendo 3DS XL, the $149.99 New Nintendo 2DS XL and a pair of Nintendo 2DS bundles that cost $79.99 and come with a pre-installed game. For Nintendo, this represents the largest month of hardware sales in the U.S. since December 2010 , when the Wii and DS combined for 4.8m units. It is setting new sales record for Nintendo which should prove to be good news for them after the lackluster sale of the Nintendo Wii U.
  • Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

    Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

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    Total bonuses for Overwatch League teams in the first season will be $3.5 million (approximately Rs. 22 crore), with a minimum of $1 million (around Rs. Sources familiar with Blizzard's plans told ESPN the league has signed a deal with another Chinese broadcaster, but the partner was not specified and Activision Blizzard did not announce that on Tuesday.
  • Nokia 6 (2018) to launch today in China

    Nokia 6 (2018) to launch today in China

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    On the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera . Nokia 6 has metal unibody design with matte finish and metallic edge. The Nokia 6 2018 or the Nokia 6 second generation, when you look at it in all its totality, seems like an iterative update to last year's Nokia 6: in looks as well as in terms of hardware specs.
  • Counter To Reliance Jio Rs 98 Plan

    Counter To Reliance Jio Rs 98 Plan

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    In addition to 28 GB data it also offers free local and STD calls for a period of 28 days. Additionally, they will get 2800 SMSes with a daily cap of 100 SMS per day. For Rs 399, Vodafone offers 10 GB free internet data along with unlimited local and STD calls. Here, Idea tops the rankings at 6.5Mbps, followed by Vodafone at 5.9Mbps, Jio at 4.3Mbps, and Airtel at 4Mbps.
  • January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse

    January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse

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    On New Year's Day, we'll also see the first supermoon of 2018. The moon will appear to turn a reddish color, hence why they're usually called blood moons - meaning this supermoon will be something like a three-for-one special. The first month of 2018 is certain to delight moon lovers. When the moon is high in the sky, it's hard to see changes in size or brightness, according to NASA .
  • Amazon's Happy Holiday: Over 4 Million Try Prime During A Single Week

    Amazon's Happy Holiday: Over 4 Million Try Prime During A Single Week

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    Amazon Echo's popularity on Christmas was corroborated by Apple App Store and Google Play, two virtual stores for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amazon Air carried enough packages to equal over a billion Echo Dots . The company's much-touted Alexa was used much more this holiday season for a variety of tasks.
  • Civilization VI is now on iPad, but it's not cheap

    Civilization VI is now on iPad, but it's not cheap

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    The game and first 60 turns are free, but it is a whopping $60 ($30 until January 4th) to unlock the full game. If you do decide that Civ VI on iPad is worth the money, it looks like you'll be getting the same game that's available on PC and Mac.
  • Chrome ad blocker goes live in February

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    The company originally stated that Chrome's ad-blocker would launch at some point in early 2018, but we now have a specific date of February 15, 2018, as the official launch of it. The hope is that Chrome's built-in ad blocker will stymie the usage of other third-party ad blockers that block all ads outright. If Google finds that a site is failing to meet the coalition's advertising standards for more than 30 days, Chrome will remove all ads from that site.
  • Honor 9 Lite set be unveiled on December 21

    Honor 9 Lite set be unveiled on December 21

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    The invitation card also teases the upcoming phone's AI capabilities as well. You can follow the render from here. According to the press invites sent out by the company, the phone will be launched on December 21. Accompanied by special filters and "Effects" function, amateur photographers too can stand out on social media with superior quality images. The front camera is placed on the top.
  • Google to open AI research centre in China

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    The fight between tech companies for AI talent is fierce and global, with Google announcing today that it will create a new research lab in China dedicated exclusively to artificial intelligence . All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in the past three years have been largely composed of Chinese researchers. "Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone's life better".
  • Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday Night

    Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday Night

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    The appropriate time to watch the Geminid Meteor Shower is between 8:45 pm tonight to 3:56 am tomorrow. With the past few meteor showers, a full or almost full moon has not made for the best viewing conditions. Don't forget to take a telescope with you for a better view. Meteors may appear anywhere in the sky, so look to a spot that is away from lights. Most likely, the meteors will be the most visible between midnight and 4 AM on the 14th.
  • Google Assistant is coming to many Android tablets soon

    Google Assistant is coming to many Android tablets soon

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    Other regions receiving the update include Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. During the initial launch, the Google Assistant is only limited to smartphones running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. The Assistant on tablets will be rolling out over the coming week to users with the language set to English in the U.S. It is even available on the Android Wear smartwatches and Google's smart speaker, Google Home .
  • Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive To Send Americans To Moon, Mars

    Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive To Send Americans To Moon, Mars

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    Trump signed a space policy directive calling for NASA "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars ". Schmitt was one of the last two people to walk on the moon. Even though much is being said about Donald Trump and how accusations of sexual misconduct against him could lead to his impeachment, the United States president seems unfazed and has been going around fulfilling his presidential duties.
  • Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

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    Apple is known for buying up other companies, though Shazam is certainly no small startup. The 18-year-old company, which has required twice the average time to deliver an exit for backers, was valued at about $1 billion when it closed its last funding round in 2015.
  • AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

    AMD Always Connected PCs will include Qualcomm modems

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    At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows to the chipmaker's SoCs. This conversion is cached both in memory (so each given part of a program only has to be translated once per run) and on disk (so subsequent uses of the program should be faster, as they can skip the translation).
  • Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

    Alfa Romeo Sauber confirms Leclerc and Ericsson

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    The announcement was made by Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne on Saturday. The white-and-red scheme, reflecting Alfa Romeo's colours, marks a move away from the predominantly blue livery which Sauber has run since 2015. "The motor we use will be the same one Ferrari use", Marchionne said. "I think the guns are loaded in a different way". The 38-year-old Raikkonen signed a third straight one-year deal to remain with Ferrari through 2018, but a return in 2019 on a fourth ...
  • Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year

    Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year

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    The year's biggest , brightest supermoon is set to grace OR skies this Sunday. That's because the timing has to be just right. If the moon is a bit bigger and brighter, even better. This is also why both times are the best for watching the supermoon. The moon should sit near the constellation Taurus, though it shouldn't be hard to spot.
  • Animal Crossing Debuts on iOS a Day Earlier Than Expected

    Animal Crossing Debuts on iOS a Day Earlier Than Expected

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    Those looking to cash in some My Nintendo points will be thrilled to know that those missions and rewards are live as well. The legendary gaming company fully revealed the long-awaited mobile game in October with a vague "late November" launch window.
  • Apple iPhone X successor, bigger screen Plus variant, tipped for 2018

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    Like the iPhone X , the iPad would ditch the physical home button and instead rely exclusively on Face ID to unlock the device and verify mobile payments. Still, the iPad has brought Apple $4.8 billion of revenue in the past quarter alone. It will be nice to see the iPad finally getting a real design upgrade after all these years.
  • Facebook brings P2P payments to Messenger users in the UK

    Facebook brings P2P payments to Messenger users in the UK

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    The service initially launched in the U.S.in 2015 and has caught on when users want to send payments that would have previously been made with fairly small amounts of money under $50. The company has over 2 billion active users, and 1.2 billion use its Messenger platform, dwarfing even the 900 million users of the massively successful WeChat platform in SE Asia.
  • Apple sees holiday-quarter sales above Wall St, shares rise

    Apple sees holiday-quarter sales above Wall St, shares rise

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    His statement is based mainly on the fact that Apple has the most advanced camera platform right now with the 6P design. Sales could have been higher if many customers hadn't been waiting for the iPhone X, which comes out Friday. We're not going to lie to you: your chances of scoring an iPhone X tomorrow are not good - especially if your heart is set on a certain colour or capacity.
  • NASA brings space horror to Halloween

    NASA brings space horror to Halloween

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    The US space agency NASA has released a list of creepy space sounds. "Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter" where NASA's Juno spacecraft crossed the boundary of Jupiter's magnanimous magnetic field. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation. From howling planets, whistling winds, and sounds of sonic booms to something right out of the Alien: Covenant movie, space certain can sound just as eerie as ever.
  • Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

    Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

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    The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock provided by Kwiskset or Yale. Amazon says the delivery drivers are "thoroughly vetted". Amazon says customers should not worry about the safety of their home. Home Alone's Kevin would have a field day with this, wouldn't he? This service is not just for package delivery.
  • ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme

    ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme

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    With a base price of Dollars 449 (about RM 1902) for the Founder's Edition card, NVIDIA manufacturing partners including ASUS , Colorful, EVGA , Gainward, Galax, GIGABYTE, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and ZOTAC will be releasing their own take on GTX 1070 Ti at the same time.
  • Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69

    Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69

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    In his more than four-decade career, Sasi directed over 150 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and worked with Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth . Sasi was a person, who brought in crowds. "The industry and I mourn a great technician". Condolences are flowing in from all the corners at the death of iconic director I V Sasi.
  • GameCube controller support on Switch now a reality

    GameCube controller support on Switch now a reality

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    Those wily devils over at Nintendo have just given Switch owners something brilliant with no hype or build-up: the recently released Update 4.00 now introduces Gamecube controller support for the Nintendo Switch . Getting the GameCube controller to work is easy. The surprise controller addition will be welcome news for the many longtime Nintendo fans who think Nintendo never really improved on the oddly shaped GameCube controller design and for those who want to use bigger analog ...
  • Shin Megami Tensei V is confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

    Shin Megami Tensei V is confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

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    So far it looks like Shin Megami Tensei V is only coming to the Switch, but it's possible that we may see it on other systems. The Shin Megami Tensei series is considerably different than its spin-off, the Persona series, featuring darker plots, multiple story routes, and its demon negotiation and turn press mechanics.
  • When can I see the attractive Orionid meteor shower this weekend?

    When can I see the attractive Orionid meteor shower this weekend?

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    If you're willing to stay up a little late this weekend, you'll have the chance to see one of the year's most dazzling sky shows - the Orionid meteor shower . People hoping to spot Uranus should look for a blue-green body, visible to the naked eye when looking to the southeastern sky. Experts say you can also watch the shower on October 21 and October 22.
  • Microsoft Launcher for Android is now rolling out to all users

    Microsoft Launcher for Android is now rolling out to all users

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    If you use the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC and install the Edge preview for Android, your favorites and reading list will by synced across all your devices. Do people know about this, do they want this? It will use Chrome's Blink engine for Android. As operating systems and browsers become more and more secure malicious actors are finding it increasingly more worthwhile targeting the unchanging weak link in the chain, the user, using techniques such as phishing and spear phishing ...
  • Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

    Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

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    The researchers examined infotainment systems in 30 vehicles from the 2017 model year. A University of Utah researcher found drivers can be distracted for as long as 40 seconds while trying to navigate their touch-screen infotainment systems or sending a text message.
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Coming Early 2018

    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Coming Early 2018

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    If you've been spectating from the sidelines or are waiting for a reason to join the fight, now is the time! Amazon has Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition listed for release on January 16th, 2018 . It bundles up the main game with all the DLC that has been (or will have been) released by next year, and adds a few new features for good measure. "Choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games", the mode's description reads.