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Sci-tech Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla Roadster flying through our solar system
Author: 0 Astronomers spot Elon Musk's cosmic Tesla Roadster flying through our solar system

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's space exploration company, SpaceX , launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday. Normally for new rockets they'd launch like a block of concrete or something like that. Mr Musk said he normally feels "super stressed out" the day before a launch, but "this time I don't, so that may be a bad sign". Around 350 feet (103 meters) tall, BFR would be almost as big and even more powerful than NASA's Saturn V which sent astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s.

Sci-tech Bad Behavior Off Twitch Could Lead To Bans
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The company made an announcement on its official blog this afternoon outlining its plan to overhaul community guidelines and policies. KitGuru Says: Considering a lot of the larger streamers have the ability to influence many people at the click of a finger, it's important that this platform is regulated as best as possible.

Sci-tech VLC's new 3.0 supports 8K video, HDR, and even Chromecast
Author: 0 VLC's new 3.0 supports 8K video, HDR, and even Chromecast

The update is available right now for Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, Linux, macOS, iOS, Apple TV, and Windows. This means media formats that Chromecast is unable to natively support can be re-encoded in real time. For Samsung Galaxy owners, DeX docks is supported which will also be important with the Galaxy S9 launch only weeks away. As well as the wide range of formats, it also supports practically endless versions too.

Sci-tech Conductor's wife alleging negligence in deadly train crash
Author: 0 Conductor's wife alleging negligence in deadly train crash

The Amtrak conductor killed in Sunday's train collision in SC "was forced to endure the horrendous fear of his pending demise" in the moments before the crash, his wife charges in a new lawsuit. Furthermore, he alleged major railroads, including CSX, have "defied" the 2008 Rail Safety Improvement Act. CSX had taken down its signal system along that section of track and, "as a result the railroad switches were being manually controlled by CSX".

Sci-tech Valentine's day offer : HDFC partnered Apple, offering huge cashbacks!
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After revolutionizing the iPhone series a year ago with the iPhone X launch, rumors are rife that Apple will do the same thing in 2018 as the company unveils the third-generation iPad Pro. This is for the WiFi variant only. The bank had previously announced a similar scheme for iPhones and iPads up to Rs 12000, and it's now upped the discount for a few models as part of a Valentine's Day celebration till February 14.

Sci-tech Tesla Reports Its Worst Ever Quarterly Loss After Model 3 Delays
Author: 0 Tesla Reports Its Worst Ever Quarterly Loss After Model 3 Delays

But the rocket needed a dummy payload, and a sports auto against the backdrop of Earth is a damn sight more dramatic than a block of concrete. The launch should make us feel lucky to be living in the time of visionary like Musk. Hitting that production goal Model 3 production goal could be key to securing the e-car pioneer's long-term success. The trailblazing deep space mission that sent back two boosters to Earth for reuse raises vast possibilities once envisaged only in the Isaac ...

Sci-tech Tesla remains on track despite battery delays hitting production
Author: 0 Tesla remains on track despite battery delays hitting production

Musk is also developing businesses around solar power, and recently folded a company called SolarCity, founded by his cousins, into Tesla for about $3 billion in 2016. "We expect investors will remain split on results and that shares will trade sideways as bulls remain patient on Model 3 production". For now, this isn't happening.

Sci-tech The FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) Raised to
Author: 0 The FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) Raised to "Overweight" at Stephens

A year ago the company's sales were $184700 while its sales growth yearly estimates for the current quarter are 4.8%. Resources Investment Advisors Inc. Dougherty & Co upgraded shares of FireEye from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

Sci-tech Huawei P20 Plus render leaked, suggests a triple camera setup
Author: 0 Huawei P20 Plus render leaked, suggests a triple camera setup

Huawei's next phone will be a true iPhone X rival, complete with a 3D facial recognition system, AI features, and a triple-lens rear camera - no, that's not a typo. Other features that have been revealed through FCC listing are that it supports microSD card, dual-SIM and Wi-Fi 802.11n. Moving to the Huawei P20/P11, it will come with a tripe camera setup.

Sci-tech Ram 1500 loads up on Mopar muscle in Chicago
Author: 0 Ram 1500 loads up on Mopar muscle in Chicago

Attention piqued? Then visit Mopar's site for the complete parts list and Ram's site to build a 2019 Ram 1500 your way. The Mopar suspension upgrade package comes with springs that lift the truck two inches off of the ground, creating extra ground clearance and making room for the big off-road tires on the Mopar beadlock wheels.

Sci-tech TinyBuild are announcing Six Nintendo Switch games tomorrow
Author: 0 TinyBuild are announcing Six Nintendo Switch games tomorrow

The discounts, along with the awesome list of games that will be released soon and the pending launch of its online subscription service, should definitely make gamers who have not yet purchased the Nintendo Switch to finally give in. As an example, getting a $60 game through the eShop earns you the equivalent of $3 in Gold Points. That being said, the event's name is #HelloSwitch , which makes me think we could possibly see the recently released Hello Neighbor come to the ...

Sci-tech Apple's Smart Speaker HomePod Finally Comes To Market
Author: 0 Apple's Smart Speaker HomePod Finally Comes To Market

Also worth noting here: if you're on Android you are fat out of luck - this is an Apple speaker that implores you to go all in on Apple . Apple has confirmed HomePod fix pricing, and the short advice is simple: try really, really hard not to break it.

Sci-tech Monster Hunter World Shows First Live Ryu Gameplay
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World Shows First Live Ryu Gameplay

There's also fixes for decorations that would go missing from weapons, an issue with selecting items via the Sell Items tab inside base camp tents, as well as changes to the Light Bowgun and Heavy Bowgun's ammo. What's more, Capcom will roll out further cross-industry initiatives to increase long-term brand value and capture an even wider fan base, such as with a Hollywood film adaptation of the series and the Monster Hunter: The Real attraction now running at Universal Studios Japan.

Sci-tech LG V30s launching at MWC with 256GB storage & LG Lens in tow
Author: 0 LG V30s launching at MWC with 256GB storage & LG Lens in tow

The V30s will look similar to the standard V30 that debuted past year, but it'll offer a significant new feature called LG Lens. Update (Jan 31): LG has now confirmed that the company is indeed planning to launch an upgraded version of the V30 at the Mobile World Congress.

Sci-tech Apple AirPod Allegedly Explodes, Apple Investigating
Author: 0 Apple AirPod Allegedly Explodes, Apple Investigating

Florida's WFLA TV reports that the man, Jason Colon, was working out at an exercise center when he saw smoke originating from the AirPod in his correct ear. The first was that the battery components in the Galaxy Note 7 did not fit in the battery's casing. And just last month, a man found out about thermal runaway when he bit into an iPhone battery .

Sci-tech Specs: the critters wearing 3D glasses!
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They are ambush hunters, waiting in stillness to strike at movement. The second type was the same type of movie used to test depth perception in humans. If there is a disparity between the image details, the result is incomprehensible. The findings, described this week in the journal Current Biology , reveal how these remarkable insects have developed a sophisticated ability with such a tiny brain - and could prove useful in designing visual systems for future robots.

Sci-tech Apple confirms but downplays iOS source code leak
Author: 0 Apple confirms but downplays iOS source code leak

Someone just leaked a critical source code for the iPhone on GitHub, opening Apple's iOS operating system to hackers for potential exploits and vulnerabilities. The plan was originally to make sure that the code never left the initial circle of five friends, but apparently the code spread beyond the original group sometime past year.

Sci-tech YouTube Pulled Ads From Logan Paul's Videos After He Tasered Dead Rats
Author: 0 YouTube Pulled Ads From Logan Paul's Videos After He Tasered Dead Rats

Animal rights charity PETA also blasted Logan Paul for this latest stunt. In addition, he used a Taser on a dead rat in his most recent video , FOX Business reported. YouTube has temporarily pulled ads from videos made by Logan Paul after he uploaded footage of himself tasering two dead rats. Casey Neistat has over eight million subscribers on YouTube and burst into the limelight when he started uploading daily vlogs in 2015.

Sci-tech United States figure skaters set for Olympic team event
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The bleary-eyed Chan had a shaky skate to open Canada's gold-medal quest in the figure skating team event at the Pyeongchang Winter Games . Emily Giambalvo is a student in the sports media program at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Sci-tech NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship
Author: 0 NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship

Its latest snaps may not be its most spectacular, but are pioneering in their own way as the farthest images ever snapped away from the Earth. On December 5, New Horizons took a snap of a star cluster dubbed " Wishing well " and at that time it was nearly 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) away from Earth.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 finally receives Android 8.0 Oreo update

When it comes to rest of the specs, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is said to arrive with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display QHD+ Infinity Display with even narrower bezels than its predecessor . Well, it is finally here and you would soon receive the update on your Galaxy S8 phone . There are a few possible explanations here, the most optimistic being that Samsung has the update ready to go for S7 Edge users and they're just waiting for the Galaxy S8 rollout to finish before making it happen.

Author: 0 Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

The rocket released a red electric convertible sports vehicle, the Tesla Roadster , carrying a mannequin in a space suit dubbed " Starman ", after the David Bowie song. Perfecting this technology will enable space flights to become significantly more affordable, with the Big Heavy billed as being twice as powerful as the next most powerful rocket, but one-third of the price tag.

Sci-tech Apple HomePod: Here's how easy getting started is
Author: 0 Apple HomePod: Here's how easy getting started is

Like the Amazon Echo , the Google Home is a small cylinder with a speaker and smart assistant built inside. According to Apple's Online Store, if you order a HomePod right now, you can expect it to arrive between February 12th and February 13th.

Sci-tech Intel releases new Spectre patch
Author: 0 Intel releases new Spectre patch

At this time, Intel is distributing the new microcode updates to system OEMs like Hewlett-Packard and Dell so that they can prepare BIOS updates for their systems. When it's all said and done Intel wants us to be patient and continue to update our systems as firmware becomes available. In his blog post , Shenoy also reflected on the importance of keeping systems up-to-date with the latest security patches or other firmware updates.

Sci-tech SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch dazzles, but overshoots target orbit
Author: 0 SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch dazzles, but overshoots target orbit

And if aliens do in fact stumble upon the Roadster , they may find a message hidden within the vehicle. The Tesla itself overshot Mars's orbit which was the original plan and is now hurtling towards the asteroid belt . MALCOLM DENEMARK, FLORIDA TODAY via USA TODAY NETWORK Spectators in Titusville, Fla. watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch . "Demonstration missions like this one typically carry steel or concrete blocks as mass simulators, but SpaceX decided it would be more ...

Sci-tech The best memes about Elon Musk launching a Tesla into space
Author: 0 The best memes about Elon Musk launching a Tesla into space

Adding to the whimsy, SpaceX planted a space-suited mannequin in the driver's seat of the convertible Tesla Roadster. After the launch , Bezos kept the bromance alive, giving Musk a congratulatory "Woohoo" and three rocket emojis in honor of the Falcon Heavy .

Sci-tech Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM
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Hitting out at the Opposition's allegation that the GST law was hastily brought in, Jaitley said that there was a constitutional deadline of 16 September, 2016, to pass it. Presenting his last full budget before the general elections due in early 2019, Jaitley proposed to tax LTCG on equities exceeding Rs 1 lakh at 10 percent, which is expected to bring in revenue of Rs 20,000 crore.

Sci-tech Tesla survives a bumpy ride as production misses target
Author: 0 Tesla survives a bumpy ride as production misses target

The electric auto company continues to predict it will be able to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week by the end of the second quarter of this year. After shooting off into space, Tesla has warned that its spending could rise this year. - The Tesla big battery installed in South Australia past year had been is "exceeding its performance targets significantly", and as a result of this success had boosted orders for the company's commercial scale energy storage systems.

Author: 0 Tesla losses spike as it fights to ramp up Model 3

Here are five key questions to ask as a way to gauge Tesla's prospects going into a decisive year. "Our recent acquisitions of advanced automation companies have added to our talent base and are helping us increase Model 3 production rates more effectively", Tesla said in a letter to investors Wednesday.

Sci-tech North Korea Accused Of Stealing Billions In Cryptocurrency
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Last month, hackers stole $530 million in virtual currency from Coincheck, one of Japan's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Following the hack, Japan's financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), ordered the exchange to submit a report on the measures it would take to prevent a repeat.

Sci-tech Facebook is testing a downvote feature
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Facebook Inc . is testing a button that would let users " downvote " other people's comments on public posts. The company has reportedly denied that it is also about to institute the "dislike" button, and points out that its selection of emojis can convey disapproval.

Sci-tech PETA's latest target: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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As far as selections go... you can choose from the four turtles under a single character from the roster selection screen. Gotta love that these are straight-up the dorky 90s Turtles we know and love, rather than some new edgy design. Expect the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to kick shell on February 13 for players who own the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition , Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3.