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Facebook to prioritize local news sources in latest feed update

Facebook to prioritize local news sources in latest feed update Facebook believes people care more about what's happening in their local community, which is the main reason behind the social network prioritizing local news publishers. "My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues". The latest tweak is said to be inspired by Zuckerberg's listening tour of the country a year ago in the wake of the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian slammed by fans for her hair braids

Kim Kardashian slammed by fans for her hair braids Even if not her intent, you would think that Kim would stop before wearing any controversial hairstyles at this point. Last night Kim posted a vid on Snapchat of her with braided hair which she called " Bo Derek braids". One user tweeted: 'First of all, f*** you @ KimKardashian for wearing cornrows and calling them "Boderrick braids". second of call (sic) f*** you again for crediti... [Full Article...]

Trump Blasts EU Over Unfair Trade Practices

Trump Blasts EU Over Unfair Trade Practices With already nearly traditional mix of posttruth and Vocinglero style that characterizes him, Trump has emphasized in a television interview that United States "cannot introduce" its exports in Europe, while Europeans "send ir products to us No taxes, very few taxes". [Full Article...]

RED BLUE MOON: 'Lunar trifecta' won't happen again this century

Hence the name Blood Moon , for the way the moon will look on 31 January. So, the Moon will be below or above the path Earth is following when revolving around the Sun. The moon doesn't change color, so please don't write letters to the editor venting your disappointment. There will be no need for a telescope, binoculars, or special glasses according to Clara Wente, professor in the Phy... [Full Article...]

The Totally Cute Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Is Out Really Soon

The Totally Cute Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Is Out Really Soon Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition takes the original game, which came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2016, and adapts it for touchscreens with new graphics and controls. Also note that the game requires at least 5GB of memory (or 8GB for the high-resolution version), so if you're running low on disc space, you better start deleting some stuff. [Full Article...]

Assassins Creed Origins Is Getting a New Game Plus Mode

Assassins Creed Origins Is Getting a New Game Plus Mode Assassin's Creed: Origins is an exceptionally long video game. At the time, Ubisoft said that it was now a feature that was being investigated, but the more recent announcement means that those investigations must've been successful. Given the overhauled combat system, the prospect of fighting renewed enemies is a lot more appealing than it once would have been as well. The last update, addin... [Full Article...]

Cyprus incumbent president to face opposition candidate in runoff presidential election

Cyprus incumbent president to face opposition candidate in runoff presidential election Nicholas Papadopoulos, leader of the center-right DIKO party and the son of late Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, trailed in third place with almost 25.6 percent. Despite the failure to bridge key issues, including the future of tens of thousands of Turkish troops in the north, Anastasiades insists he wants talks with Akinci to restart soon. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone X orders in half due to slow sales

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone X orders in half due to slow sales Now, the distributors can not think of doing that since the margins have been drastically reduced . According to the report, Apple has increased margins for exclusive Apple franchise stores in India to 5.7 percent from 4.5 percent. Apple now does not have an offline sales channel of its own and has mandated five distributors to manage sales in specific areas and with trade partners. [Full Article...]

Sky gazers, don't miss the super blue moon lunar eclipse Wednesday morning

Sky gazers, don't miss the super blue moon lunar eclipse Wednesday morning Since the moon needs to be behind Earth, relative to the sun, to become overshadowed, a lunar eclipse can happen only on a full moon . This can make the moon appear to be 14 percent larger, and 30 percent brighter than when it is at its furthest point. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Sets Schedule Of First Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

SpaceX Sets Schedule Of First Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch The Falcon Heavy rocket consists of 3 Falcon 9 first stages, and each Falcon 9 rocket is powered by 9 Merlin engines. Soon after the test, Musk tweeted that the rocket is ready for launch 'in a week or so'. Air Force and one space tourist run around the moon. The Falcon Heavy underwent fit checks and fueling tests at the Launch Pad 39A since it was raised at the space facility last December 28... [Full Article...]

Moto X4 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications

Moto X4 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications Priced at Rs. 24,999, the Moto X4 6GB variant comes in Super Black and Sterling Blue colors . As such, ICICI Bank credit card holders will get a flat discount of Rs. The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, and dual pixel autofocus along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle... [Full Article...]

Microsoft issues emergency Intel microcode-disabling patch

Microsoft issues emergency Intel microcode-disabling patch As of January 25, there are no known reports to indicate that this Spectre variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 ) has been used to attack customers. Amidst this ongoing crisis, Microsoft has already released emergency updates to supported versions of Windows earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 7 Will Not Launch At MWC 2018

Xiaomi Mi 7 Will Not Launch At MWC 2018 The source of the rumor happens to be a Weibo tipster who confirmed that Xiaomi is planning the launch of the Mix 2S and that it may even be launched before MWC 2018 . Although the Mi Mix 3 is still far away from rumour mills, the device might be launched in September or October this year, going by the fact that the original Mi Mix was launched in October 2016 and the Mi Mix 2 in September 20... [Full Article...]

'Maze Runner' Leads Fox-Heavy Box Office With $23.5 Million Opening

'Maze Runner' Leads Fox-Heavy Box Office With $23.5 Million Opening The musical biopic " The Greatest Showman " took in an estimated 9.5 million dollars in its sixth weekend and the Oscar Best Picture nominee " The Post " earned an estimated 8.85 million dollars in its third weekend of wide release. "Greatest Showman", which finished in the top five for the sixth straight weekend, continues to build on its strong audience word of mouth despite lukewarm critical re... [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency Miners Mining Coins via YouTube Visitors' CPUs

Cryptocurrency Miners Mining Coins via YouTube Visitors' CPUs The YouTube ads in question used JavaScript to mine digital currency Monero . Although, it is hard to tell how long they actually lasted on the site. YouTube, for its part, has said that the ads were found and removed within two hours. So far, Coinhive hasn't commented on the YouTube scheme. YouTube approves a clean ad submitted by a clean account set up by the hijacker. [Full Article...]

Strava's Fitness Heatmap Makes it Easy to Find Military Bases

Strava's Fitness Heatmap Makes it Easy to Find Military Bases The dynamic nature of Strava's data map , which records more than three trillion locations, makes it unusually informative. The problem? Strava, which tracks your outdoor workouts via Global Positioning System, has also made it very, very easy to find hidden American military bases overseas. [Full Article...]

Prepaid Plans Now Give 2GB Per Day Data

Prepaid Plans Now Give 2GB Per Day Data Unlike Jio, which reported a strong ARPU of Rs 154 in the quarter to December, Airtel and Idea's fell to Rs 123 and Rs 114 respectively, stung by the cut in interconnect rates, which compounded pressure on their voice and data businesses amid continuing price wars. [Full Article...]

Super Blue Blood Moon

The astrologer explained that the phenomenon is "a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 per cent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit". The best viewing is expected between 5am and 6am local time, with totality finishing at 6.05am. The umbral eclipse begins at 3.48am PT, with the full eclipse beginning at 4.51am. [Full Article...]

Researchers Create 3D Images that Hover in 'Thin Air'

Researchers Create 3D Images that Hover in 'Thin Air' The technology , from a team at Utah's Brigham Young University , can be used to project small floating 3D images like that of a butterfly, a picture of Earth, or even a shot of Princess Leia from Star Wars . Examples of volumetric images include the enormous image-projecting table in Avatar or the 3D displays Tony Stark interacts with in Ironman. If it moves fast enough, it will appear t... [Full Article...]

Tesla denies report of further Model 3 production issues

Tesla denies report of further Model 3 production issues Sources told the outlet on the condition of anonymity that as late as last month, batteries were still being built, "partly by hand", and workers from partner Panasonic were brought in previous year on a temporary basis to help with demand. [Full Article...]


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