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Samsung Galaxy S8 rivals Iphone's Siri with Bixby
- March 31, 2017

There's no official word on the S8 and S8+ battery life although Samsung is notorious for producing some of longest lasting phones in the business. Samsung has finally made a decision to give up on the physical keys, and has now introduced virtual navigation keys. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding
- March 31, 2017

The shielding protects against micrometeorite debris. The pressurised interface between the station modules and the docking adapter is provided by the PMA-3. "There was one spacewalk where we lost an entire bag of tools". Whitson also served as the first female commander of the space station, fulfilling the role in 2008. (more...)
SpaceX chief Musk sets new bar on reusable rocket engine
- March 31, 2017

It's an achievement Elon Musk and his team have been working toward since the company was founded in 2002, and today, it will hopefully - finally - come full circle. The launch date has been postponed a number of times already, however, and few would be surprised if further delays were encountered. The primary weather concern for launch is thick clouds. (more...)
Paul Ryan: I don't want to work with Democrats on health care Paul Ryan: I don't want to work with Democrats on health care
- March 31, 2017

Harris hopes Trump knows that it would be very hard to attack the Freedom Caucus members because nearly all of them are in conservative districts. "I know that we're all going to make a deal on health care, that's such an easy one", Trump told a bipartisan group of senators gathered at the White House. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches its First Recycled Rocket Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches its First Recycled Rocket
- March 31, 2017

Today, the company will finally have to put its money where its mouth is and prove that a used booster - or, as SpaceX calls it, "flight proven" - can successfully perform the same task twice. "The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket". (more...)
Manatees are no longer endangered Manatees are no longer endangered
- March 31, 2017

Earlier this year, it was announced that a Florida manatee census topped 6,000 for the third year in a row compared to the first five years of the survey when fewer than 2,000 manatees were spotted. The animals still have protections under federal law, including controls on government permits for projects like marinas and boat ramps that can lead to manatee collisions with boats. (more...)
New Bill Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations
- March 31, 2017

House Republicans voted to overturn privacy rules Tuesday that were introduced by the Obama administration to prevent telecommunications and cable companies from sharing customers' personal data without their consent or knowledge. He says that's because the FTC lacks "any real clout" and it would enable the ad companies and ISPs to run roughshod over consumer privacy rights. New Jersey's five Republican congressman have voted in favor of a resolution that allows internet ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition being sold at Microsoft stores Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition being sold at Microsoft stores
- March 31, 2017

The new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus come in five color options that are, midnight black, orchid gray, arctic silver, coral blue and maple gold. Samsung took the wraps off of their latest smartphones in New York City yesterday, at their Unpacked event. (more...)
Australia to bar banks from bargaining collectively with Apple over payments Australia to bar banks from bargaining collectively with Apple over payments
- March 31, 2017

So far ANZ is the only bank to have embraced the Cupertino based tech giant while its peer group has instead been fighting a losing battle against the pervasive mobile payments system. The ACCC head said that Apple and Android compete for consumers by "providing distinct business models". "This is likely to hamper the innovations that are now occurring around different devices and technologies for mobile payments", he said. (more...)
No decision yet on staying in Paris climate accord
- March 31, 2017

In his remarks before signing - remarks which did not include the words "climate change" or "global warming" or even just "climate" or "wind" or "solar" or "renewable energy" - Trump claimed the effort is meant to focus on "job creation" and "bringing back the coal jobs", even though experts agree those jobs are highly unlikely to return. (more...)
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases
- March 31, 2017

Samsung took the wraps off of their latest smartphones in New York City yesterday, at their Unpacked event. Mobilecom-debitel is offering the Galaxy S8 for Euro 199.99 with a subscription at Euro 44.99 per month with its Real Allnet plan. (more...)
Samsung officially unveils new virtual assistant Bixby ahead of Galaxy S8 launch
- March 31, 2017

And in between leaks about the devices, Samsung itself has chose to officially announce one of their defining features, through the voice of InJong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services. Samsung said in a blog post that it is working on expanding the app ecosystem for Bixby. In theory, you should be able to say something along the lines of: "Open up The Weather Channel, change my location to [ZIP Code], then present a seven-day forecast", and, providing the ... (more...)
House Freedom Caucus must 'get on the team' House Freedom Caucus must 'get on the team'
- March 31, 2017

Since launching his presidential bid in 2015, Mr Trump has shown little reluctance to assail fellow Republican political adversaries as well as Democrats , often in scathing terms. Ironically, moderate Democratic leaders like Schumer must contend with their own radical "Resistance" on the left that would rather leave the Trump White House to sink on its own. (more...)
SpaceX launches first recycled rocket in historic leap
- March 31, 2017

Recovering and refurbishing the used rocket booster that flew Thursday took SpaceX roughly four months, President Gwynne Shotwell said earlier this month. While Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has reused rockets in the past, these had only been used in suborbital test flights and had not carried any payloads. (more...)
Traders Focused Stock: NVIDIA Corporation's (NVDA)
- March 31, 2017

In the liquidity ratio analysis; quick ratio for most recent quarter was 4.30 while current ratio for time period was 4.80. In the transaction dated March 01, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the Principal Accounting Officer; Byron Michael disposed a total of 750 shares at an average price of $102.09, amounting to approximately $76,568. (more...)
New England Patriots Won't Consider Drafting Joe Mixon Due To Assault Incident New England Patriots Won't Consider Drafting Joe Mixon Due To Assault Incident
- March 31, 2017

The Patriots have a clear need at running back with the contracts of Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis and James White expiring after the 2017 season. The removal of Joe Mixon on the draft board is consistent with the New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's stance on players with histories of domestic violence against women. (more...)
NASA's Peggy Wilson breaks spacewalking record
- March 31, 2017

Their main task involved disconnecting an old port that needed to be moved to make room for a new docking device. "The plan worked, and the cover was successfully installed, providing thermal protection and micrometeoroid and orbital debris cover for the port", it added. (more...)
Beauty And The Beast: 21 Easter Eggs & References You Must See
- March 31, 2017

Add that total to Fox's two Power Rangers films from the '90s, and the franchise has grossed $132.2 million domestically when adjusting for inflation, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Disney is bolstering its slate of "Star Wars", Marvel and animated features with live-action remakes culled from its library of past hits. "With Beauty and the Beast there have been decades of goodwill and the Disney brand and so many more elements going into it than just the intellectual property", ... (more...)
'Rollback of Clean Power Plan threatens air quality, health'
- March 31, 2017

She followed that up with a clip of Democratic Senator Ed Markey asserting that " This is not an executive order, this is a declaration of war ". That study, which was paid for by the coal lobby , found that the Clean Power Plan could have resulted in double-digit electricity price increases in many states, though other studies have shown that electricity prices would actually have fallen under the Clean Power Plan. (more...)
Samsung launches its new flagship S8 and S8+ smartphones
- March 31, 2017

While the numerous leaks and hints may have blunted the surprise of the new specs for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the reveal still shows an overall wonderful set of components that went into the phone. Microsoft is not commenting on when or whether the company will expand availability of the Microsoft Edition Samsung phones beyond United States retail stores only, the spokesperson said. (more...)

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