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Shortly before the ceremony, the official Pyeongchang 2018 site stopped working, with users unable to access information or print tickets for events. Another famous female South Korean golfer also had a part in the Opening Ceremony . Moon also urged North Korea to talk to the United States, his office said.
  • WhatsApp's digital payments option reportedly goes live in India

    WhatsApp's digital payments option reportedly goes live in India

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    WhatsApp to be considering a UPI-based payments platform since July 2017. One major point to note is that the feature is not available for WhatsApp Business yet. You can only send and receive payments from your friends and family members. Users must then configure the feature by first verifying their phone number via SMS and choosing a bank.
  • Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

    Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

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    Although some White House aides were leery that the arrangement could produce less-than-ideal optics for Pence, there was no concerted effort to lobby their Korean counterparts for a change, in part out of fear of upsetting the Olympic hosts, said one administration official.
  • Uber settles with Google in tech theft lawsuit

    Uber settles with Google in tech theft lawsuit

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    Alphabet Inc's (O:) Waymo self-driving vehicle unit and ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc have settled their legal dispute over trade secrets, the two companies said on Friday. "We agree that Uber's acquisition of Otto could and should have been handled differently", Uber said in its statement. The jury saw evidence which was embarrassing for Uber, however, including notes from Kalanick about "cheat codes" and a text message in which he told Levandowski to "burn the village".
  • Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

    Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

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    Experts have called the biggest threat to auto Elon musk Tesla Roadster , which was launched into space in a rocket, the Falcon Heavy . Since Tesla wants to build a system that's more generally useful, it made sense for the company to not push ahead with this past year and try to do it probably.
  • Canadian PM Trudeau Provides Vigorous Defense Of NAFTA In LA Stop

    Canadian PM Trudeau Provides Vigorous Defense Of NAFTA In LA Stop

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    Justin's visit is opportune as talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are now being had. The location of the speech carried symbolic weight, alluding to the longstanding trade relationship between the USA and Canada. U.S. President Ronald Reagan stands with Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the annual G7 Summit in Toronto on June 19, 1988, five months after they signed the Canada-U.S.
  • Little sister and propagandist of Kim Jong

    Little sister and propagandist of Kim Jong

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    The vice president stopped in Tokyo on his way to South Korea where he will lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic games and vowed to keep pressure on Pyongyang until it begins a "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization". The North Koreans are sending a contingent of athletes, along with a cheerleading squad, and experts say part of the reason is to grab a piece of the world's spotlight.
  • SpaceX's 4 Hour Video of Starman's Voyage to Mars

    SpaceX's 4 Hour Video of Starman's Voyage to Mars

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    Looking back at 2017, the auto company reeled off its biggest milestones: record deliveries of its Model S and X, the arrival of its first Model 3, an updated Tesla Roadster (one now headed toward Mars after being launched inside a SpaceX rocket), a 500-mile range semi-truck, and the world's largest battery in Australia.
  • Elon Musk: The man who launched a vehicle towards Mars

    Elon Musk: The man who launched a vehicle towards Mars

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    Destined for the orbit of Mars and after multiple delays, the rocket blasted of from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday evening. Where as Falcon Heavy is now the world's most powerful rocket, it still can't quite compete with the sheer power that was produced by NASA's original Saturn V Moon rocket back in the 60s and 70s.
  • NASA officially logs Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as a celestial object

    NASA officially logs Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as a celestial object

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    ATLAS is an asteroid impact early warning system being developed by the UH Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and funded by NASA. "We were lucky to catch the Roadster before sunrise during our regular observing". Denneau said their mission is created to look for things coming toward Earth, but this time investigators found something going away from Earth. "As a fan of what SpaceX is doing, it is fun to be a part of advances in science", Denneau said.
  • The Last Image Of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Starman

    The Last Image Of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Starman

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    The Falcon Heavy rocket, which began its maiden flight Tuesday from Launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, is a "turbo-charged" version of the Falcon 9, as Nick Ozorak, digital media specialist at Acutec, explained. In the near term, this should enable some cheaper military launches, and might also allow Nasa to conduct more frequent research missions into deep space.
  • What message did Pence send to NK at Olympics?

    What message did Pence send to NK at Olympics?

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    After meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , Pence said there should be no consideration of using the Games as an opening for substantive talks with the North until its nuclear program is up for negotiations.
  • Android Messages to take on Apple's iMessage

    Android Messages to take on Apple's iMessage

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    According to Android Police , there's now unused code within the Android Messages app that indicates Google is preparing to release a web-based messaging tool, messaging over Wi-Fi, activity indicators (typing, delivered, read, etc.), and mobile payments.
  • US Senate Passes Budget Bill to End Gov't Shutdown

    US Senate Passes Budget Bill to End Gov't Shutdown

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    He then tweeted: "Without more Republicans in Congress , we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military". A carefully crafted, bipartisan stopgap funding and budget package was introduced with confidence earlier this week by Senate leaders, who predicted swift passage before the expiration at midnight on Thursday of current funding authority.
  • SpaceX launch: When is the next SpaceX launch? Falcon rocket schedule

    SpaceX launch: When is the next SpaceX launch? Falcon rocket schedule

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    But the energy wing... The company's shares jumped 3 percent to close at $345 Wednesday after SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket with Musk's cherry red Roadster as its cargo. Earlier this month, the company raised $546 million in securitized notes backed by Model S and X lease payments, the first time Tesla has securitized its leases.
  • Tesla turns to Model Y, as Model 3 slowly exits "production hell"

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    Tesla , which lost $121 million in the same quarter past year, said revenue was up 36 per cent over the same period in 2016 because of the deliveries it made of the luxury electric Model S sedan and Model X crossover. For the year, the company reported nearly $US12 billion in revenue. But the company did not commit to a timeline for its larger goal of making 10,000 Model 3 vehicles each week, which Musk had originally said would occur in 2018.
  • Google Sued Over Pixel Microphone Glitches, Faulty Replacements

    Google Sued Over Pixel Microphone Glitches, Faulty Replacements

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    Weeks and Anbar are represented by Girard Gibbs , whose website boasts of settlements and payments made to his clients by high-profile companies including Intel, Lehman Brothers and JPMorgan Chase. Google had claimed that this is due to a "a hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec", in which an under-warranty fix was the best way to go about it.
  • Farthest photos ever taken, from almost 4B miles away

    Farthest photos ever taken, from almost 4B miles away

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    This made it, for a time, the farthest image ever made from our planet. This was the case with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft which has just sent back what is now the farthest image ever taken from Earth at a distance of 6.12bn km. "The spacecraft also is making almost continuous measurements of the plasma, dust and neutral-gas environment along its path". Now, it's heading towards the Kuiper Belt, the circumstellar disk surrounding our solar system .
  • LG V30S tipped to finally bring the upgrades the V30 needed

    LG V30S tipped to finally bring the upgrades the V30 needed

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    The LG V30s smartphone to be priced at 1 Million won which is around $920. LG V30s is reported to be featuring 256 GB internal storage and will be having AI capabilities. Although it is certain that LG is bringing an upgraded version of V30 at the Mobile World Congress, the branding of this phone continues to be a mystery.
  • Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster bound for asteroid belt after Falcon Heavy launch

    Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster bound for asteroid belt after Falcon Heavy launch

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    When it became clear that the rocket had launched successfully, David Bowie's Life on Mars began to play at the SpaceX launch center. The launch of this turbocharged version of the workhorse Falcon 9 rocket , which has been carrying cargo to space for years, marks an important milestone in spaceflight, the first time a rocket this powerful has been sent into space by a private company rather than a government space agency.
  • Powerful SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket set for launch

    Powerful SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket set for launch

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    Less substantial expenditures on capacity in the final three months of a year ago limited negative free cash flow to about US$277 million. SpaceX , the company founded by Elon Musk , will send the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first-ever proper flight, where it plans to release one of his Tesla Roadsters into space today.