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Qatar Airways flight diverted after wife discovers husband cheating

Qatar Airways flight diverted after wife discovers husband cheating Despite the fact that she was inebriated, she was savvy enough to unlock the phone by putting his finger on its scanner. With the situation getting out of hand, the pilot made a decision to divert the plane to Chennai. The couple - along with their child - were removed from the plane, which then completed its journey from Doha to Bali. Confirming this case of unruly passenger, a Central Ind... [Full Article...]

'Pokemon Go' creators developing Harry Potter augmented-reality app in 2018

'Pokemon Go' creators developing Harry Potter augmented-reality app in 2018 Rowling's literary works super thrilled. Niantic will also need to bring all the augmented reality ideas it used in its previous games to the Harry Potter franchise in a way that connects with players. Rowling's deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way", said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. It appears that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will take cues from ... [Full Article...]

Apple's big plans for Augmented Reality with custom OS and AR headset

Apple's big plans for Augmented Reality with custom OS and AR headset The company is designing the SoC itself and the new operating system is internally dubbed rOS for "reality operating system". Apple is betting big on Augmented Reality (AR) and has already made giant strides with a chipset-level integration of the technology with A11 Bionic processor. [Full Article...]

IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11.1.1

IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11.1.1 Other minor bugs are being addressed as well, according to MacRumors . iOS 11 .1.1 is a 44.8MB download on iPhone 7 as an over-the-air (OTA) update. The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern reported that this issue was found in multiple versions of iOS 11 and not just the initial iOS 11 .1 package. [Full Article...]

Sean Parker Wonders What Facebook Is 'Doing to Our Children's Brains'

Sean Parker Wonders What Facebook Is 'Doing to Our Children's Brains' He said they started with a simple question: "How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?" "I don't know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying", he added, pointing to "unintended consequences" that arise when a network grows to have more than 2 billion users. [Full Article...]

Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March

Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March The device launched back in 2011 and acted as a way to connect all universal remote compatible devices to a smartphone or tablet . Logitech has announced that it will stop supporting the device in March 2018. If you did not receive your code for a replacement or discount, please send us an email at https://support.myharmony.com/email. I understand some of you have Harmony Links that are worki... [Full Article...]

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 General Grievous Hero Model Leaked

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 General Grievous Hero Model Leaked It allows us to give players an opportunity to hopefully try things that they're not normally going to try. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is over a week away from launch and the game is available to try out for those who are members of EA Access on consoles and Origins Access on PC. [Full Article...]

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy About 1 in every 20,000 babies in the United States are born with the condition, so roughly 200 children each year. An infection had destroyed most of the boy's skin and he was dying in agony. After one more surgery to replace small patches of skin, he was released from the hospital in February 2016. The Italian scientists used a virus to insert a healthy version of the rogue Lamb3 gene into... [Full Article...]

Hulu is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Today

Hulu is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Today When the Nintendo Switch launched conspicuous lack of streaming service apps was a hot topic among fans. "We're talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix , Hulu , Amazon - things that will come in time", Fils-Aime told the Washington Post shortly after Switch launched. [Full Article...]

Expectations from GST Council meeting

Expectations from GST Council meeting The whole idea is that as your revenue collection neutralises, we must prune it (the list of items in the top slab). According to the reports, the Council may slash taxes on certain common use items such as handmade furniture, plastic products and daily use items like shampoo. [Full Article...]

Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017

Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017 As for the Galaxy Note8, it shipped 4.4 million units, which the analysts take as a sign that theres no lingering ill will towards the Note series after the Note7 fiasco. Apple rolled the dice and released two new versions of the iPhone this year, and so far, that strategy isn't paying off, as the iPhone 8 looks to be a rare misstep by the world's most valuable company . [Full Article...]

Files Go App Being Tested on Android

Files Go App Being Tested on Android In fact, it was also noted by one Reddit user that in the Google Play Store the update included the official WhatsApp logo and had a high user rating of 4.2 stars. The Files Go app will also list every app on your Android device that you are not using. The malware is capable of identifying a variety of financial and retail mobile apps on the infected devices and tailors the phishing attack to ... [Full Article...]

Seattle elects its first lesbian mayor

Seattle elects its first lesbian mayor But it's Durkan, a former USA attorney, who's expected to clinch the seat. Now there is just one openly lesbian mayor of a major USA city (Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski). Currently, there's only one other openly gay person serving as mayor of a major US city: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Tuesday's elections brought victories for female candidates across the country, including ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test Thankfully, no one was injured, but the company has suspended engine testing pending a further investigation. In June 2015, a Falcon 9 broke apart less than 3 minutes after liftoff, scuttling an uncrewed cargo run to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule. [Full Article...]

Heat source under Antarctica melting ice sheet

This numerical model has been developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California and was improvised to capture natural heat sources as well as heat transport from melting, freezing, and liquid water; friction; and other processes. [Full Article...]

Chrome to start blocking unwanted redirects

Chrome to start blocking unwanted redirects Google noted in a Chromium Blog post published today that this method now bypasses Chrome's pop-up blocker. Majority of the pop-ups easily breaks into the browser by breaking the firewall and it hijacks the current page to load an ad which is often styled to look like a system warning or redirects to another page with additional tabs and windows. [Full Article...]

Intel now has Raja inside, ex-AMD GPU boss to lead graphics

Intel now has Raja inside, ex-AMD GPU boss to lead graphics At the bottom-end, one can assume that this is where its integrated GPU's would reside, as it moves up the ladder to take on high-end solutions like the Nvidia GTX1080Ti, and AMD Vega 64. It appears Intel is looking to add neural network capability to these devices. As far as Raja goes, we have no doubt that we will hear more about him in some other high level company. [Full Article...]

Some Google Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about flashing screens

Some Google Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about flashing screens Some of those users shared images of these scratches, and indeed they seem very noticeable; users are claiming the screen has proven more vulnerable than past phones they've had. Turning off the ambient display seems to work, at least for now. Google has always passed production tasks to an OEM and for the Pixel 2, the production duty is passed to LG. [Full Article...]

Astronomers struggle to explain 'zombie star' that keeps exploding but won't die

Astronomers struggle to explain 'zombie star' that keeps exploding but won't die But not iPTF14hls. Instead, it lasted 600 days. They analyzed the light of the explosion to study the material ejected and its speed. This can provide a wealth of information about a star, including data on its composition. Such a mechanism has been theorized for about a decade, but no pulsational pair-instability supernova candidate had yet been seen. "A pulsational pair could give outbursts ... [Full Article...]

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record In addition to extreme weather events, WMO researchers say rising global temperatures are also linked with other phenomena like the loss of Arctic sea ice and coral bleaching events. Extreme events have affected the food security of millions of people, especially the most vulnerable. The main cause of climate change Taalas called "the concentration of greenhouse gases due to human activities... [Full Article...]


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