• The end of an era: AOL pulls the plug on Instant Messenger
The end of an era: AOL pulls the plug on Instant Messenger

The web portal announced the news in October via Twitter. The company acknowledges that the times aren't just a-changing now that we're in the smartphone era-they've already been altered forever. Its many abbreviations have carried on through the years as generations old and new turn to texting as a main form of communication. "If you use an @aim...

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  • Scientists Haven't Discovered A 512 Year Old Shark?
Scientists Haven't Discovered A 512 Year Old Shark?

It's important to remember that the carbon dating does have a margin of error, however, so the exact test came back with a margin of 120 years, meaning the shark could be anywhere from 272 to 512 years old . "Polar bear remnants in Greenland shark stomachs are extremely rare and polar bears are considered of no importance as food source for s...

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  • Stocks open in green ahead of Gujarat exit polls
Stocks open in green ahead of Gujarat exit polls

More than 1,600 stocks gained ground on BSE as against 1,038 declines. In the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index was up by 1 per cent and the small-cap index by 1.38 per cent. For the second straight week, the Sensex advanced, notching up a significant gain of 212.67 points, or 0.63 per cent. Sector-wise, the BSE S&P metal index sur...

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  • Google Parent Alphabet To Sell Wireless Internet Technology To Andhra Pradesh
Google Parent Alphabet To Sell Wireless Internet Technology To Andhra Pradesh

Google fine-tuned this FSOC technology while working on Project Loon , X's ambitious plan to place a network of balloons at the edge of space to bring the internet to out-of-the-way areas. FSOC boxes can simply be placed kilometres apart on roofs or towers, with the signal beamed directly between the boxes to easily traverse common obstacles lik...

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  • Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts
Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts

However, Facebook researchers are now thinking about the issue and wondering whether or not the time that users spend on Facebook is right for them. "According to the research, it really comes down to how you use the technology", wrote Facebook Director of Research David Ginsberg and Research Scientist Moira Burke.

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  • PUBG Now Comes Free with Xbox One X at Select Retailers
PUBG Now Comes Free with Xbox One X at Select Retailers

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was only released for the Xbox One family of devices this week, and normally it costs $29.99 in the United States. It's impressive, no doubt, but it's to be expected given PUBG's meteoric rise in popularity on PC.

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  • Yet another solar system with 8 planets discovered by NASA's AI
Yet another solar system with 8 planets discovered by NASA's AI

Its outermost planet, Kepler-90h, orbits its planet at a similar distance to Earth. The newly discovered eighth planet, called Kepler-90i, was found using machine learning from Google . Generally speaking, for a given star, the greater the dip in brightness, the bigger the planet! The space telescope halted its mission in 2013 due to a technic...

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  • Injustice 2 gets a free 4-day trial and a 50% discount
Injustice 2 gets a free 4-day trial and a 50% discount

NetherRealm Studio's superhero fighter, Injustice 2 will be providing players with the opportunity to try out the game this weekend - for free. Sadly, there is no free trial for PC players. They did not exactly specify which of the DLC characters are in the trial. To entice users into buying the full Injustice 2 game, it is also going to be on...

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  • OnePlus launches OnePlus 5T Star Wars limited edition: Price & Availability
OnePlus launches OnePlus 5T Star Wars limited edition: Price & Availability

On the software side of things OnePlus and Disney/ Star Wars /Lucas Films creators have teamed up to produce a red, white and black Star Wars theme that is created to take advantage of the AMOLED display of the OP5T. What's better than a plain old vanilla OnePlus 5T? It is packed with same 3300mAh battery with path breaking Dash Charge and which ...

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  • LG V30+ smartphone first impressions
LG V30+ smartphone first impressions

LG is betting big time on multimedia and the V30 + packs in a dual camera module with optical image stabilisation. They have a history of doing this. For selfies, it comes with a 5 Megapixel 90 degree wide angle Front camera . The device comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. When it comes to durability, the LG V30 + does not disappo...

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  • Google Opens AI Research Center in Beijing
Google Opens AI Research Center in Beijing

The fight between tech companies for AI talent is fierce and global, with Google announcing today that it will create a new research lab in China dedicated exclusively to artificial intelligence . "And we want to work with the best AI talent, wherever that talent is, to achieve it". In the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence, ma...

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  • Kaspersky dragged into U.S. govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled
Kaspersky dragged into U.S. govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

The ban on Kaspersky Lab products signals growing tensions between Russia and the US and its key allies over fears that the company has ties to Russian intelligence and that its prducts could be used for espionage. Kaspersky Lab has denied the allegations, and to distance itself from them it has begun submitting the source code of its products for ...

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  • Letter to the editor: Why is Congress neglecting children?
Letter to the editor: Why is Congress neglecting children?

If Utah CHIP coverage ends, numerous children will be eligible for coverage on the federal exchange. In response to anger over Republicans' failure to reauthorize the program, the first time in CHIP's history, Hatch explained , "We're gonna do CHIP".

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  • Trashing Comcast, T-Mobile's John Legere announces TV alternative
Trashing Comcast, T-Mobile's John Legere announces TV alternative

Layer3 is reported to have raised about $100 million, with Evolution Media (whose shareholders include TPG Growth, Creative Artists Agency, and Jeff Skoll/Participant Media), Paulson and Compan, Altice, and North Bridge Venture Partners among investors.

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  • Life Is Strange Is Going Mobile
Life Is Strange Is Going Mobile

The port's being handled by Black Wing Foundation and will feature full touch controls thanks to an "enhanced user interface " alongside social media features including, quite aptly, an all new photo mode . Life is odd follows high schooler Max Caulfield, who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. Join Max Caulf...

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  • Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) launch round the corner
Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) launch round the corner

HMD Global Oy, the official brand licensee of the Nokia brand is hosting product launch event in China on January 19, 2018, and now, two unreleased Nokia devices have received the certification from state-run telecom agency. It's not even 2018 yet and we just saw some online rumours about Nokia . Rumours also have it that the Nokia 6 (2018...

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  • Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags, here's how it works
Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags, here's how it works

Enter following hashtags, which allows you to check out all that Instagram has to offer in posts and videos on a given subject, a company spokesperson tells Teen Vogue . Once you're in the app, the process of following hashtags is extremely simple. Until now, hashtags were always a kind of take-it-or-leave-it addition to posts.

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  • Microsoft's Q# quantum programming language out now in preview
Microsoft's Q# quantum programming language out now in preview

Microsoft said it is pairing this kit with a "comprehensive suite of documentation, libraries and sample programs", laying the necessary groundwork for everyone interested in making their first steps in developing for quantum computers .

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  • New iMac Pro Could Launch This Week
New iMac Pro Could Launch This Week

The information present on site doesn't include any prices tag, specifications or configuration instead of the company just mentioned about the sale date. Using these connectors, users should be able to connect two additional 5K displays to their setup. The Thunderbolt ports are joined by a smattering of USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, audio jacks, a ca...

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  • Twitter announces new Threads feature for publishing multiple tweets
Twitter announces new Threads feature for publishing multiple tweets

But to stitch these tweets together, users had to reply to their original tweet to start the thread . For those who are just reading the tweets, it's now easier to spot thread because they now come with a "Show this thread " label. Repeat the process until your thread is complete, and then hit "tweet", and the entire thread will post a...

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  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65: mayor's office
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65: mayor's office

Lee had done what no other Asian American had done before by becoming mayor of a major city'. "His life and leadership were rooted in a powerful sense of human decency that inspired me. He was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m., officials said. His father Gok Suey fought in the Korean War...

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  • Ryan Reynolds' Pokemon Movie
Ryan Reynolds' Pokemon Movie "Detective Pikachu" Gets Release Date

The new movie will star Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the title character, a cantankerous Pikachu who can speak to his human partner. Detective Pikachu's script is to be penned by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. The movie has been in development at Legendary for over a year, after the studio scored the film rights to the project during the P...

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  • Putting Nintendo Switch's 10 million sales in context
Putting Nintendo Switch's 10 million sales in context

We will keep you updated on the games as soon as more come in on them, so stay tuned for all the latest news. Secondly, The Nintendo Switch could be plugged into their home monitor like a Nintendo Wii U. That number is still dwarfed by Nintendo's motion-controlled Wii, which sold over 100 million units over its lifespan. Does this spell...

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  • Leaked Galaxy S9 schematics don't show the feature people were hoping for
Leaked Galaxy S9 schematics don't show the feature people were hoping for

We recently posted that a Samsung managed to confirm the leaked design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 via their Health App. So, Samsung was among the first manufacturers to break the mould in terms of biometric locks on our smartphones - the Note 7 came not only with a fingerprint scanner, which had been the norm for years now, but also had a...

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  • BBC Skill launched on Amazon Echo devices
BBC Skill launched on Amazon Echo devices

Music alarms can be set with Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music. While this might look like a minor feature, it is an important one for users who are still trying to bridge the gap between the devices of the past and modern technology.

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  • Now know when to get off a train or bus
Now know when to get off a train or bus

Whether you're travelling, heading to a job interview, or just meeting friends, it makes getting around easy, and it's frequently updated with new features. There was anticipation for something like this to be introduced due to previous versions like v9.61, v9.62 and v9.66. Maps will notify even if the user's phone is locked.

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  • NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence
NASA Announces Press Conference Regarding Aliens and Artificial Intelligence

In the course of time, the telescope has identified many Earth-sized planets on the habitable zone, and researchers believe that some of them can support life . The telescope's most recent biggest revelation was the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. In 2014, Kepler was set to another mission which ...

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  • Geminid meteor shower might be visible here
Geminid meteor shower might be visible here

It is reported by NASA on their Twitter page. This year could see up to 120 shooting stars per hour - and viewers are advised to go to an open place away from street lights at 6.30am to see it at its best. The Geminid maximum also coincides with a bright return of its parent asteroid, 3200 Phaethon . In the southern hemisphere, you will have a...

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  • Donald Trump wants U.S. return to moon, sets no deadlines for Nasa
Donald Trump wants U.S. return to moon, sets no deadlines for Nasa

Jack Schmitt, one of the most recent men to have walked on the moon, Trump described the directive, portraying space exploration as an encapsulation of America's "pioneering spirit". Bush had earlier started the Constellation program and he too meant to send astronauts to the moon by 2020 and then to Mars. "It's been 45 years since we've been t...

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  • Sea of Thieves release date officially set for March 20, 2018
Sea of Thieves release date officially set for March 20, 2018

The pirate simulator will available for the Xbox One family of devices as well as Windows 10 PC on March 20, 2018. Pre-orders are available now. All pre-orders placed before the release date will receive the exclusive Black Dog Pack which won't be made available to regular buyers of the game.

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  • Twitter reacts to court judgement instructing Shaun Abrahams to be removed
Twitter reacts to court judgement instructing Shaun Abrahams to be removed

Mlambo said, "The incumbent president may not appoint, suspend or remove the National Director of Public Prosecutions or someone in an acting capacity as such". The settlement was reviewed and set aside, and the court ordered that Nxasana must pay back his R17 million golden handshake. Judge President Dunstan Mlambo said, "The appointment of advo...

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  • How Analysts Rated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Last Week?
How Analysts Rated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Last Week?

Microsoft Corp now has $649.26 billion valuation. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 9,093,270 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $598,883,000 after acquiring an additional 2,754,877 shares during the last quarter. Private Ocean Limited Com reported 0.33% stake. Profund Lc invested in 0.02% or 6,974 shares. Analysts await Micros...

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  • Japan to seek funding for long-range missiles amid North Korean threat
Japan to seek funding for long-range missiles amid North Korean threat

North Korea will not be entitled to any prize money at this month's East Asian soccer championships due to economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang, tournament organisers have said. A U.S.Marine Corps F-35B joint strike fighter jet conducts aerial maneuvers during aerial refueling training over the Atlantic Ocean. Japan fast-tracked the missile d...

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  • Monster Hunter World trailer reveals new pet at PSX 2017
Monster Hunter World trailer reveals new pet at PSX 2017

During this weekend's PlayStation Experience event, Capcom is letting players get in on the action with its limited beta demo of the game. Since the Beta itself only lasts for a few days, the small file size is definitely welcome. As a hunter of monsters, your adventure brings you to an uncharted continent where you'll face off with a variety o...

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  • Firewatch creators reveal new game In the Valley of Gods
Firewatch creators reveal new game In the Valley of Gods

The Game Awards 2017 are underway tonight. The game was revealed at The Game Awards earlier today with the following trailer. The protagonist is an explorer and filmmaker who travels to the desert, alongside an old partner, to seek out "a seemingly-impossible discovery and an incredible film".

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