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Steven, a cargo ship equipped with a huge net. Space Exploration Technologies Corp . launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc . satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a series of eight launches contracted for the communications company as it builds its NEXT constellation network.
  • Next-gen Apple Watch might come with a 15 percent larger screen

    Next-gen Apple Watch might come with a 15 percent larger screen

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    It's unclear if a redesigned Apple Watch would affect whether existing bands would still be compatible with the new design. He says the new watch will feature a "more trendy form factor design" as well as new health sensors beyond the heart rate sensor on earlier Watches, reports 9to5Mac.
  • How Much Could Trump's Multibillion Tariffs Really Cost China?

    How Much Could Trump's Multibillion Tariffs Really Cost China?

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    The coming tariffs and penalties, which could total $50 billion, could cool Trump's relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat who is the US House leader, praised Trump for being "strong, smart and [taking] strategic action against China's brazenly unfair trade policies".
  • MLB 2018 Preview: Projecting the National League

    MLB 2018 Preview: Projecting the National League

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    The Indians are 77.8% to win the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins expected to offer the only resistance considering the Tigers, White Sox and Royals are all projected to be stuck near the bottom of the American League standings. On top of this, the Major League Baseball will have 18 teams doing promotional Game of Thrones nights once again, which includes big-league markets like Boston, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
  • Blue moon will close out March in style

    Blue moon will close out March in style

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    A blue moon does not actually appear blue, but is so named because it is the second full moon in a calendar month and only happens occasionally. The first blue moon in 2018 occurred January 31 and was called the Super Blue Blood Moon because it also involved a total lunar eclipse.
  • Apple's new, 'cheaper' iPad isn't any cheaper (The 3:59, Ep. 376)

    Apple's new, 'cheaper' iPad isn't any cheaper (The 3:59, Ep. 376)

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    Some of those so-called Chromebooks sell for $200 to $250 while the cheapest iPad now costs $329. Apple also announced Schoolwork , allowing teachers to create assignments, monitor student progress and so on. The big hit for iPad this year is that it supports the Apple Pencil stylus. This of course falls right in line with the moves Apple has always made - more visual, slick content and the devices to deliver it and thus tapping into the artist in everyone.
  • Hyundai Tucson facelift unveiled, India-bound; Jeep Compass SUV watch out

    Hyundai Tucson facelift unveiled, India-bound; Jeep Compass SUV watch out

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    The rear bumper has also been updated as have the tail lights, while new alloy wheels are available too. Mechanically the engines from the previous Hyundai Tucson will be carried over to the new auto or at least that is what we think. The New Tucson is powered by two diesel and two petrol engines ( specification differs by market ). The former 1.6-litre GDI is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, while the 1.6-litre T-GDI can be mated to either a six-speed ...
  • Government says no to Google's Street View in India

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    Google Maps is one of the few necessary evils. Google Street View is present in more than 82 countries around the world, which have benefited from it in terms of tourism and other aspects. This wouldn't be the first attempt the company has made to push this service in India; its first application with the government to do so was in 2015.
  • Chinese space station to crash down to Earth this weekend

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    But given its speed and other factors, crash sites include everywhere between the latitude of 43 degrees north and south - spanning an area stretching from southern France to Hobart, Tasmania. Most of the debris anyway falls back to the ocean. In this view from the webcast, Tiangong-1 is gleaming as the sun reflects off the spacecraft's surface and faint star trails streak across the background.
  • U.S. steel tariff measures criticized at WTO

    U.S. steel tariff measures criticized at WTO

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    Under the terms of the memorandum, Mr Trump will target the Chinese imports only after a consultation period, a measure that will give industry lobbyists and legislators a chance to water down a proposed target list which runs to 1,300 products.
  • Facebook to change privacy controls after data scandal

    Facebook to change privacy controls after data scandal

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    The company has faced a global outcry after a whistleblower said that data from millions of users was improperly harvested by consultancy Cambridge Analytica to target US and British voters in close-run elections. The company has listed 12 policy-related job openings based in Washington DC as it faces increased scrutiny over its privacy policies after it was reported that Cambridge Analytica had obtained data from up to 50 million Facebook users.
  • Facebook changes its privacy setting: What you need to know

    Facebook changes its privacy setting: What you need to know

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    Manage who sees your posts and profile information: Users have the ultimate rights on what they share on Facebook, and he/she can manage things like who sees their posts and the information they choose to include on their profile. Facebook is already allowing its users to download their information from a portal called Access Your Information which shows what information does Facebook has about you and you can delete the same.
  • Facebook sued for housing discrimination

    Facebook sued for housing discrimination

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    The law protects renters and homebuyers from discrimination based on things such as race, national origin, religion, sex, whether someone has children, or disability. Still, in November of previous year, ProPublica was able to buy dozens of rental housing ads that excluded blacks, Jews, people interested in wheelchair ramps, mothers of high school kids, and Spanish speakers.
  • New Zealand's privacy commissioner also deletes Facebook

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    Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal , Facebook has announced a new category in its "bug bounty" program that targets "data misuse" in third-party Facebook apps. Yet, some analysts said Facebook and its chief Mark Zuckerberg have made similar promises in the past. Later, there were reports and whistleblowers coming out in public saying Cambridge Analytica, through Facebook , has influenced Indian elections as well and even caste votes were created by them.
  • Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) moves 98.80% away from One Year Low

    Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) moves 98.80% away from One Year Low

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    Stock value has moved between $38.06 - 50.58 in last one year. But the sentiment has improved after reports that the countries were willing to renegotiate tariffs and trade imbalances. Beta used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which determine the expected return of an asset based on its beta and look ahead to market returns.
  • How does Google search actually work?

    How does Google search actually work?

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    The first step, it outlined, is to ensure that mobile versions of a web page have the same content as the desktop version. The search engine uses a series of algorithms - the exact ins and outs of which remain a close-guarded mystery, with Google only ever revealing minor details and cryptic tips - to sort through the billions of pages in its index .
  • Does Google Know Everything About You? Short Answer: Yes

    Does Google Know Everything About You? Short Answer: Yes

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    Sometime yesterday, a thread ( a long series of tweets around a topic) on Twitter went viral. Facebook's users are looking a lot more closely at how much data the company holds on them after the Cambridge Analytica scandal , which demonstrated how seemingly trivial Facebook apps could actually harvest huge amounts of personal information.
  • Doom 4K Update Hitting PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Today

    Doom 4K Update Hitting PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Today

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    Despite coming out in 2016, DOOM is still being updated, and the most recent addition is 4K support on two consoles. It remains to be seen if this will be possible in 4K, and Bethesda hasn't commented on this. "Whether you're a new player or just eager to jump back into your Praetor Suit, you're going to want to visit Hell to experience it for yourself". A Nintendo Switch version launched in November 2017, and it is not getting any form of the new update.
  • Big solar flare detected on the surface of Proxima Centauri

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    A eruption 10 times larger than a major solar flare would bombard Proxima b with 4000 times more radiation than Earth receives from a typical solar flare. And that's where the bad news starts: even by solar flare standards, what the team discovered was humblingly violent. It was already known the dwarf star was prone to outbursts of smaller, X-ray flares.