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Korea wins gold in women's 3000m relay short track Korea wins gold in women's 3000m relay short track
- February 22, 2018

Lindsey Vonn claimed her bronze "felt like gold" in the American's final Winter Olympic downhill of her career. It's the first women's downhill crown at a Winter Games for the Italian team. "It's great skiing, but it reminds me of something that Buddy Werner used to say, " Kildow told USA TODAY Sports, referring the U.S. Alpine skier who raced in the 1950s and 1960s. (more...)
Italy's Goggia wins Olympic downhill, Vonn third Italy's Goggia wins Olympic downhill, Vonn third
- February 21, 2018

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds. As she waited to see where she would place, Vonn said, that she was optimistic about getting on the podium, "but anything can happen as you could see from the super-G, but there's no snowboarders in the race this time" - a reference to the Czech dual-sport athlete Ester Ledecka, who came out of nowhere to win the women's Super-G race. (more...)
Jio plans Rs 10000 crore investment in Uttar Pradesh
- February 21, 2018

Then, Adani group's chairman Gautam Adani said that India's GDP is going to triple in the coming years, and that the country is being recognized as a reliable option for investment from various countries. The Prime Minister and other dignitaries also visited the exhibition kiosks at the trade pavilion, reports said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the two-day "UP Investors Summit", which is in line with the summits held by states like Gujarat (Vibrant Gujarat) and ... (more...)
Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War? Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?
- February 21, 2018

His top aides eagerly accepted a meeting from a Russian agent promising to give them campaign dirt. He added, "There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations". (more...)
Nest adds Google Assistant to the indoor Cam IQ Nest adds Google Assistant to the indoor Cam IQ
- February 21, 2018

Now, after being announced previous year, an update is turning Nest's best camera into a Google Assistant speaker. Like the smart speaker , you trigger it by saying "OK Google" and then asking a question or giving a command. More intelligent Nest Aware alerts . And if you have a Nest Cam IQ indoor or outdoor camera, Nest Aware will now be able to merge duplicate familiar faces of the same person within your photo collections. (more...)
Giant Sloth Fossils, Mayan Relics Discovered in World's Largest Flooded Cave Giant Sloth Fossils, Mayan Relics Discovered in World's Largest Flooded Cave
- February 21, 2018

Divers found what's been described as the "most important underwater achaeological site on Earth" in a discovery which could shed light on the ancient Maya civilisation. Archaeologists who were exploring the largest underwater cave system in the world have found ancient Mayan artifacts and fossils of extinct animals including giant sloths, an ancient elephant-like species called gomphotheres, and bears. (more...)
AirPlay 2 Removed From Latest iOS 11.3 Beta AirPlay 2 Removed From Latest iOS 11.3 Beta
- February 21, 2018

Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having toerags crash their devices. As 9to5Mac points out, Apple didn't promise AirPlay 2 would roll out in iOS/tvOS 11.3, just that it would arrive later in 2018. The protocol will also allow multiple HomePods to be paired in a stereo configuration and act as a multi-room audio source. (more...)
Accused Florida shooter appears in court
- February 21, 2018

Pressure is mounting on the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill. (more...)
Apple Securing Supply of Key Ingredient in Its Batteries, Cobalt Apple Securing Supply of Key Ingredient in Its Batteries, Cobalt
- February 21, 2018

There would be two benefits to Apple in striking such a deal ... The talks show that the tech giant is keen to ensure that cobalt supplies for its iPhone and iPad batteries will be sufficient, with the rapid growth in battery demand for electric vehicles threatens to create a shortage of the raw material. (more...)
Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products' Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products'
- February 21, 2018

With Amazon , Google and Apple all producing their own speakers - along with industry veterans like Sonos - it is no surprise that Spotify is looking for a slice of the action. Some home speakers and receivers also have the Spotify app built-in. That description spurred speculations that Spotify may be working on a wearable product, perhaps a portable music player optimized for streaming. (more...)
Sledgehammer co-founders leave their studio to become Activision executives Sledgehammer co-founders leave their studio to become Activision executives
- February 21, 2018

We thank Activision for the wonderful opportunity to create and lead Sledgehammer Games. Now, it's time to try other things. We don't know the exact details about their new endeavours are, but Schofield says that he looks forward to "exploring new game ideas" for the giant publisher. (more...)
Falcon 9 Scheduled to Launch Early Wednesday Falcon 9 Scheduled to Launch Early Wednesday
- February 21, 2018

As this is previously flown booster (first launched on August 24, 2017), SpaceX will not attempt to recover it for a third flight. Weather is 90% favorable for Wednesday's instantaneous launch at 6:17 a.m. The company has been experimenting with parachutes on its fairings and built a giant ship equipped with metal arms to catch these fairings when they splash into the ocean. (more...)
Land plants colonize Earth 100 mln yrs earlier than previously thought Land plants colonize Earth 100 mln yrs earlier than previously thought
- February 21, 2018

However, they lacked evidence in the form of hard shells or backbones as plants leave behind little fossil records. The earliest fossils of land-based plants are dated to about 450 to 440 million years ago, during the late Ordovician Period. (more...)
Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move
- February 21, 2018

Shiffrin opted out of the downhill after the schedule was changed late Monday by forecast strong winds, moving the Alpine combined event forward one day. Before that though Goggia, the 25-year-old from Bergamo, triumphed over the American in Bad Kleinkirchheim and Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Italian heads the World Cup downhill standings . (more...)
No Russian-Trump collusion No Russian-Trump collusion
- February 21, 2018

Regardless of what had transpired, the U.S. president seemed to bring the argument that the American government and press should not give any airtime to that discussion and that talking about it would only make Americans look stupid in the eyes of the people who planned and executed the attack on American democratic system. (more...)
Samsung Patents Screen-Equipped Drone With Voice Recognition Samsung Patents Screen-Equipped Drone With Voice Recognition
- February 21, 2018

The description says that the device can be equipped with various sensors, including accelerometer, GPS, a positioning system based on Wi-Fi, gyroscope, motion sensor. Figure 3 shows the device from a side view. In the past, we reported on LG electronics and Amazon filing for patents. Companies often file patents for defensive purposes to keep their competitors from "stealing" their ideas. (more...)
Supporter of Sufi leader kills 3 police in Iran Supporter of Sufi leader kills 3 police in Iran
- February 21, 2018

Iranian security forces clash with members of the Gonabadi Sufi community in Tehran on February 19. The hard-line Fars news agency reported that several police officers were also wounded in the incident and hospitalized, according to RFE/RL. (more...)
This is the new 520bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS This is the new 520bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- February 21, 2018

The previous leaked images showed the GT3 RS on a race track, while these show it driving around in the snow. The front discs are now cooled by the same NACA ducts that debuted on the GT2 RS. Featuring a standard racing-tuned chassis with dynamic engine mounts and rear-axle steering, six-piston front brake calipers and four-piston rears, along with 20-inch wheels featuring Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, getting to the track will be nearly as much fun as circling it when you arrive. (more...)
Watch adorable newborn baby 'dumbo' octopus swimming around in this video Watch adorable newborn baby 'dumbo' octopus swimming around in this video
- February 21, 2018

Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod say that while they were exploring underwater mountains off the East Coast back in 2005, they had the opportunity to film a dumbo octopus hatching from its egg. After realizing that the specimen was a type of egg casing, Shank deposited the coral into a five-gallon bucket. Scientists observed the hatchling for about two hours and recorded a short video of it swimming around a petri dish. (more...)
Doom on Switch Gets Motion Controls, Party Support Doom on Switch Gets Motion Controls, Party Support
- February 20, 2018

And let's not forget that what you give up in the Switch version is counterbalanced by what you get: the ability to take this classic action title anywhere with you, on a fully-portable platform. DOOM was a port nobody expected to see on Nintendo Switch, although it holds up incredibly well despite some notable visual downgrades. It's something that should be fairly familiar for fans of the system, with both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 featuring varying forms of ... (more...)
Church spires to be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas Church spires to be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas
- February 20, 2018

These take a variety of forms - from wireless transmitters in spires to aerials, satellite dishes and cables. The Dioceses of Norwich and Chelmsford have reportedly signed an agreement with leading telecom companies that last for at least five years. (more...)
Jupiter's Great Red Spot might disappear within 20 years Jupiter's Great Red Spot might disappear within 20 years
- February 20, 2018

The U.S. space agency's Juno spacecraft was launched to unlock Jupiter's secrets to improve the understanding of not only the solar system's origins, but the giant planet's as well. The Great Red Spot is a result of powerful jet streams which spin in opposite directions, but they won't be able to keep churning forever. Nothing lasts forever. (more...)
Bucs release Doug Martin Bucs release Doug Martin
- February 20, 2018

Late in the 2016 season Martin was suspended four games after testing positive for Adderall and entered rehab. The Bucs will save all $6.75 million on Martin's deal for 2018, according to Spotrac . If the Buccaneers want to look into the running back market they could take a back with their high second round pick. It was all downhill from there. (more...)
Fable Fortune Free For Fans In February Fable Fortune Free For Fans In February
- February 20, 2018

Discover how the iconic Alignment mechanic can be used to shift heroes towards a good or evil path during play; transforming their powers, altering their card effects, and turning the tide of battle in one chicken-kicking hand. As they progress through the game various quests, abilities and cards become available in-game depending on the decisions they make. "There's never been a better time to return to Albion". (more...)
SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Launch to February 21
- February 20, 2018

SpaceX didn't publicly speak about the Starlink prototypes, although it revealed their presence on the Falcon 9 rockets in Federal Communications Commission filings. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo's being launched (for instance, it housed the Tesla Roadster and SpaceX's Starman mannequin during the recent Falcon Heavy test launch). (more...)