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Scientists Say They've Found What Could Be Oldest Life on Earth Scientists Say They've Found What Could Be Oldest Life on Earth
- September 29, 2017

The idea that life could have emerged so long ago - and in such an alien environment - is nothing short of astounding. The findings suggest that rudimentary life emerged around 500 million years after the Earth was formed while it was still being bombarded by asteroids. (more...)
Baird Reiterates Buy Rating for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)
- September 29, 2017

The stock has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 23. Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC acquired a new stake in Alphabet during the 1st quarter worth $108,000. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark law. (more...)
SNES Classic In Stock Online Updates SNES Classic In Stock Online Updates
- September 29, 2017

The much-anticipated follow-up to last year's NES Classic Edition , the SNES Classic Edition (or Mini for those in Europe and Australia), is almost here. According to a press release from the company, the console is expected to sell out quickly after the store opens at 10 a.m. Below, we've compiled a selection of SNES Classic reviews from around the internet. (more...)
Veteran Cong leader Fotedar breathes his last in Gurugram hospital Veteran Cong leader Fotedar breathes his last in Gurugram hospital
- September 29, 2017

Very soon he created his own space in the state politics and rose to the level of a senior leader of the state unit of Congress when it was formally set up by Sadiq. Fotedar was a former member of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and had represented the Pahalgam constituency from 1967 to 1977. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi condoled the death of Fotedar and said, "Fotedarji was a pillar of strength in the Congress Party". (more...)
Mukesh Ambani at IMC 2017 Mukesh Ambani at IMC 2017
- September 29, 2017

The telecom minister announced setting up of a high-level group "5G India 2020 forum" which will be steered by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, IT secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney and Department of Science and Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma, along with experts in the tech fields. (more...)
First ever India Mobile Congress 2017 kicked off today First ever India Mobile Congress 2017 kicked off today
- September 29, 2017

Indian Mobile Congress will boost in investment in India, launch new products, promote technology for social good and encourage innovation with a boost to startups to realise the Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision of fully connected Digital India ". (more...)
Mario was originally punching his companion Yoshi in Super Mario World Mario was originally punching his companion Yoshi in Super Mario World
- September 29, 2017

Indeed, many Mario apologists claim the action is a point, not a punch. Nintendo developers Takashi Tezuka and Shigefumi Hino spoke exclusively to Nintendo's official site . "However, it seemed like people would say 'Poor Yoshi, ' so that's why it became that Mario is saying 'Go'". The darkness has always been there. "I think he likes horses", Tezuka said of Shigeru Miyamoto, who reportedly drew a photo of Mario on a horse and pinned it on the wall near his desk during Super ... (more...)
Russia Probe: Twitter has been called to meet USA intelligence committees
- September 29, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Richard Burr, a Republican, told reporters Tuesday that the use of Facebook and other social media platforms by Russian-linked accounts appears to be about creating chaos on both ends of the political spectrum, not necessarily collusion between the Trump camp and Russian officials. (more...)
Bill Murray could play Joe Maddon in Cubs World Series movie Bill Murray could play Joe Maddon in Cubs World Series movie
- September 29, 2017

Of course, if Murray lands the role of Maddon that leaves one obvious question. But if Murray plays Maddon , then who is going to play the actual Bill Murray? It's not even the playoffs, and Cubs fans have already lost it. Here's an idea: Maybe Maddon could play him. They may want to get the ball rolling on this film soon, because the Cubs are back in the postseason and ready to potentially make some more history. (more...)
Ford unveils what it says is the most expensive mass-produced pickup ever Ford unveils what it says is the most expensive mass-produced pickup ever
- September 28, 2017

As for technology, the Super Duty Limited has it, possessing "the works" in terms of clever electronic gizmos and other creature comforts aimed at making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable. "We created this new truck to answer the call for even more premium choices in the Super Duty range as we see more and more truck customers trending to more premium models", said Eckard. (more...)
Apple working on fix for iPhone 8 'crackling' sound issue Apple working on fix for iPhone 8 'crackling' sound issue
- September 28, 2017

Apple , apparently, liked to do edge-to-edge devices: its new smartphone X iPhone though and was not something new for the market, but, nevertheless, attention was attracted. It is not specified when the software update will be released. However, a software problem has made the smartwatch's LTE connectivity unreliable, with Apple claiming that it will soon be releasing a fix for the issue in an upcoming watchOS update. (more...)
Google Confirms Arrival of Google Assistant on Android TV Today! Google Confirms Arrival of Google Assistant on Android TV Today!
- September 28, 2017

But there's more to it, as Google Assistant allows you to catch up on the latest news, from business to tech to entertainment. With Google Assistant you can search for movies, TV shows or actors, see your Google Photos, find out what's on your personal calendar and more. (more...)
Apple is Interested in Advanced LCD Displays for Future iPhone Models Apple is Interested in Advanced LCD Displays for Future iPhone Models
- September 28, 2017

And Apple's choice of display technology led to speculation that all three 2018 iPhones would come with an OLED screen. Apple is suspected to be making moves to lock down advanced LCD tech that would bring curved, edge-to-edge screens to all next-gen iPhones, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal . (more...)
Red Dead Redemption II stars a brand-new outlaw, Arthur Morgan Red Dead Redemption II stars a brand-new outlaw, Arthur Morgan
- September 28, 2017

While the first trailer was more about the atmosphere, the second trailer is focused on the story, which looks to be the polar opposite of the original Red Dead Redemption . GTA 5 was originally released in 2013 for Xbox 360 and PS3, before being re-released for PS4 and Xbox One the following year. That is all we know at this time about Rockstars newest title. (more...)
Local couple still stuck in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Local couple still stuck in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
- September 28, 2017

Doug Chavez, who attended a community meeting in the South End on the issue Tuesday night, said he was disappointed to have not seen a broader response to Puerto Rico like the one that took shape after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. (more...)
Google Blocks YouTube Videos From Amazon Echo Show Google Blocks YouTube Videos From Amazon Echo Show
- September 28, 2017

The standard cylinder we have come to know and love has separated into two different devices: the new Echo , which is now smaller than the first iteration, and the Echo Plus , which resembles the old one but is more advanced. As new popular uses emerge, Amazon assigns a "single threaded leader" to develop that aspect of the product. The Alexa-powered speaker is £89/$99 compared with the £149/$179 price of the original . (more...)
IPhone X Face ID Sensors To Blame For Limited Supply IPhone X Face ID Sensors To Blame For Limited Supply
- September 28, 2017

The problem is impacting both iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus around various regions and carriers in the world. Apple while acknowledging the problem , that is now occurring across the newly launched iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models, said that it is appearing across a small number of devices and that the company is working on a software update that can fix the issue. (more...)
Apple iPhone X production hit by new component concerns Apple iPhone X production hit by new component concerns
- September 28, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. The battery on the iPhone X is slightly larger than the one found on the iPhone 8 Plus , standing at 2,716mAh compared to 2,691mAh, respectively. (more...)
Maria's Devastation Sends Puerto Rican Students Reeling
- September 28, 2017

When the hurricane hit she quickly tried to get in touch with her family there but cell phones are not working on the island so on a whim she tried calling her one sister that has a landline. Fund organizers say cash donations are encouraged, as opposed to in-kind donations that require sorting, boxing and logistical expense. "I went through my pantry and I came right down", said Kathy Pagano. (more...)
Twitter Testing Doubling Character Limit Of Tweets To 280 Twitter Testing Doubling Character Limit Of Tweets To 280
- September 28, 2017

The average length of a tweet in Japanese is 15 characters, and only 0.4 per cent of tweets hit the 140-character limit. Twitter acknowledged that "trying to cram your all your thoughts in a tweet" can be a pain, but noted that the amount of information a user can convey in just 140 characters differs per language. (more...)
Global Ground Support Equipment Market Industry Research Report 2017 Global Ground Support Equipment Market Industry Research Report 2017
- September 28, 2017

Report studies Organic Essential Oils in Global market that focuses on the top Manufacturers , Market Segment by Countries , Split by Product Types (with sales, revenue, price, market share of each type), Split by applications this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Organic Essential Oils in each application . (more...)
Strangely endearing giant ginger rat discovered Strangely endearing giant ginger rat discovered
- September 28, 2017

Uromys vika is the first rodent species to be discovered in the islands in almost a century, at the end of Lavery's long search. The country is made up of a series of islands a thousand miles north west of Australia. The elusive vika , which is an oversize rat, lives in the tops of trees in thick vegetation on hard terrain in a remote and rainy island. "I was excited because I had just started my Ph.D., and I'd read a lot of books about people who go on adventures and discover new species". (more...)
The Untold Story of Jio Phone: Mandatory Recharges & Penalties The Untold Story of Jio Phone: Mandatory Recharges & Penalties
- September 28, 2017

JioPhone is not an ordinary feature phone and strikes a ideal balance between feature and smartphone, making it more appealing to millions of feature phone users in India. Now that the deliveries of the phone have started , the company has shed more light on how the refund process works. Failing this, the company reserves the right to take away your phone and the customer will also have to pay additional charges. (more...)
Scientists catch another gravitational wave, and they know where it came from Scientists catch another gravitational wave, and they know where it came from
- September 28, 2017

The new discovery will be detailed in the journal Physical Review Letters , but you can read it now online . The event, located about 1.8 billion light-years away resulted in a spinning black hole with about 53 times the mass of our sun - that means about three solar masses were converted into gravitational-wave energy during the coalescence. (more...)
5G to launch in India by 2020 5G to launch in India by 2020
- September 27, 2017

Himanshu Kapania, the managing director of Idea Cellular, walked to the podium to address "the elephant in the room", referring to Reliance Jio . It also comprises of renowned experts like Dr A Paulraj, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, US, Gururaj Deshpande - Chairman of Sycamore Networks, Sandstone, US, Indian industry led by CEOs of ICT industry, Telecom Standard Development Organisation of India (TSDSI), Professors from IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IISc ... (more...)