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A "sizzling hot, rocky planet", as described by NASA , Kepler-90i was spotted by a neural network trained to recognize exoplanets in the light readings recorded by the Kepler space observatory. What's game changing besides our solar system slipping from its unique place, is the ability to use machine learning to detect previously unrecognized exoplanets.
  • Yet Another Patent Shows Foldable Surface

    Yet Another Patent Shows Foldable Surface

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    The patent application, which you can read through here, is for a "hinged device" with a display "wrapped around the hinge". Microsoft appears to be using gear-like cogs to create this adjustable hinge, allowing the device to hold in different positions.
  • RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is officially gone

    RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is officially gone

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    On October 5th, Oath revealed it would officially be discontinuing AIM, effective December 15, 2017. "You likely remember the CD, your first screenname, your carefully curated away messages, and how you organized your buddy lists". So much of the tech-related language and the schemes we use to continue to develop tech-language today has its foundation in the AIM era-lol. In March, Ars Technica revealed AOL had begun to notify users of the third-party app Adium that it would be ...
  • Microsoft will bundle PUBG with Xbox One X next week

    Microsoft will bundle PUBG with Xbox One X next week

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    So, before you click the "Purchase" button on that shiny new Xbox One X , make sure that retailer that you are buying from is participating in the promotion. There were moments when the game hit around 10FPS on both consoles and neither the Xbox One X or the Xbox One could hold a constant 30FPS for an extended period.
  • Facebook tackles the question of whether social media is bad for us

    Facebook tackles the question of whether social media is bad for us

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    Palihapitiya warned of the risky consequences of group-think. "But I think the way we defined it was not like this". Online services such as Facebook and its Instagram unit, Twitter Inc, Snap Inc's Snapchat and Alphabet Inc's YouTube are under attack for their seemingly addictive nature and perceived promotion of anti-social behaviors.
  • New York Giants: Eli Apple calls Landon Collins a liar

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    Eli Apple said on Thursday his retweet of an account praising Cowboys running back Rod Smith's 81-yard touchdown against the Giants was nothing more than a "mistake", but the saga took another weird turn when he contradicted what Landon Collins said about him a day earlier.
  • SpaceX launches supplies for NASA with used booster rocket for first time

    SpaceX launches supplies for NASA with used booster rocket for first time

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    The Dragon spacecraft last flew in 2015. This photo provided by NASA , the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, Dec. Notwithstanding the ball-molded BB-8 astromech droid that shows up in "The Last Jedi", the fix highlights K-2SO, a humanoid droid from the 2016 motion picture "Maverick One", and Chopper, otherwise called C1-10P, which shows up on the vivified television arrangement "Star Wars Radicals".
  • Fortune 500 companies join IBM Q Network

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    Bear said the intention is for Q Network participants to go beyond the 20-qubit environment now offered and into the 50-qubit environment during a subsequent phase, to create a much higher level of scale in terms of the nature of problems that can solved at that point.
  • Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule

    Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule

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    Bezos said in a tweet that the pinging is from one of the experiments also on board the flight. - Blue Origin's "Mannequin Skywalker" has rocketed nearly all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. "It marks the inaugural flight of our next-generation Crew Capsule as we continue step-by-step progress in our test flight programme. Complete with windows and our instrumented test dummy", Bezos wrote on Twitter after the flight.
  • Adventure Time Gets Open-World Video Game In 2018

    Adventure Time Gets Open-World Video Game In 2018

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    In this brand-new, hilarious Adventure Time story, gamers play as Finn, Jake, Marceline, and BMO to explore fan-favorite kingdoms, and meet the well-loved characters from Cartoon Network's popular TV animation series. "In this brand new game, Finn, Jake, Marceline, and BMO face their most piratical adventure yet after a totally bizonkers flood plunges their home into watery chaos".
  • Geminids meteor shower: Thousands share their pictures of 'BREATHTAKING' shooting stars

    Geminids meteor shower: Thousands share their pictures of 'BREATHTAKING' shooting stars

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    The annual Geminids Meteor Shower is here! The peak activity of the Geminid meteor shower took place between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with around 50 to 60 meteors seen per hour in the night sky. That's why some researchers call Phaethon a "rock comet". If you missed out on the astronomical wonder, you will be able to view individual meteors until Saturday December 16.
  • "Deadpool 2" Teases Film With Second Poster Reveal

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    Via Twitter , Ryan Reynolds has unveiled a striking piece of artwork that imagines Deadpool and Cable in the Creation of Adam , Michelangelo's biblical painting that's etched into the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. "But to me it's just well hung art to be shared with the world". He also shared another photo, that's not so official, that sees him being escorted from Disney Land with the caption, "Apparently you can't actually blow the Matterhorn".
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in China

    Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus with Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in China

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    The display round was clearly won by the Redmi Note 5 . The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a highly-anticipated phone from Xiaomi's stable, considering how popular its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 , was. Complying with the new demand, the Redmi Note 5 will have a tall 18:9 aspect ratio FullView display with thin bezels and a large 5.99-inch display.
  • This will be first smartphone manufacturer with inscreen fingerprint sensor

    This will be first smartphone manufacturer with inscreen fingerprint sensor

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    At the time, it was believed that Synaptics was talking about Samsung. Just a few days ago Synaptics announced an in-screen scanner , and while mentions of things like "OLED", "infinity display" and "top five" smartphone vendor in the press release made it sound a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S9 would be the first to use it, it's actually Vivo according to Forbes .
  • Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month

    Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month

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    The social network also said it was updating its News Feed content ranking system to ramp up distribution of videos by popular publishers or other creators. Basically Facebook thinks that because we purposely click the " Watch " tab, that we wouldn't mind sitting through a pre-roll ad before the video starts, kind of like how it is in the movies where the ads play before the movie starts.
  • Samsung might launch their Bixby smart speaker early 2018

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    Google has Google Home featuring Google Assistant, and the Microsoft Invoke is equipped with Cortana. It looks like "soon" for Samsung is several months later, because a report from Bloomberg suggests we may see the smart speaker launch at some point in the first half of 2018.
  • Final Cut Pro X Update Adds Support For 360-Degree VR Editing

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    For a full list of all available new features jump over to the official Apple website . iMac Pro: Should you buy one? Given the hardware that makes an iMac valuable - things like the all-in-one body and the lovely P3-colour screen - we can certainly see why Apple turned to its beloved desktop machine to make its new generation of the Mac Pro , and it has gone above and beyond to make it more than just another iMac.
  • Giants CB Apple apologizes for Twitter post

    Giants CB Apple apologizes for Twitter post

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    Meanwhile, Giants safety Landon Collins told James Kratch of NJ Advance Media he's one of several players who've talked with Apple about his on-field struggles this season. NY used the 87th overall pick in the third round of this year's draft on Webb with at least some inkling of hope to see if he can be the answer under center down the road.
  • Huawei Enjoy 7S to be announced on December 18

    Huawei Enjoy 7S to be announced on December 18

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    It is tipped to have a 13MP + 20MP dual rear camera setup. As for the display, the smartphone is fitted with a 5.65-inch full HD+ screen with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels. The connectivity features will include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System. The more promising part of the package is software which is supposed to be Android 8.0 Oreo topped with EMUI 4.0.