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Billie Lourd, original cast honor Carrie Fisher at 'Star Wars Celebration' Billie Lourd, original cast honor Carrie Fisher at 'Star Wars Celebration'
- April 14, 2017

The video tribute echoes that theme, tracing Fisher's career in the many " Star Wars " movies. "I wanted to be here with all of you because I know many of you feel the same way", said Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, who spoke emotionally in front of a crowd of fans wearing Leia's familiar white dress from the original 1977 Star Wars film. (more...)
Samsung Fails to Deliver Bixby Voice Assistant with Galaxy S8 at Launch
- April 14, 2017

When the Galaxy S8 was announced, Samsung had warned Bixby wouldn't support all languages immediately, but no reason why was provided. Also, Samsung had even warned that the voice assistant Bixby might not come pre-installed on the Galaxy S8 devices, and possibly arriving later as a software update. (more...)
Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth
- April 14, 2017

NASA and others are quick to point out this latest discovery does not mean there's life on Enceladus (ehn-SEHL'-uh-duhs), but that there may be conditions favorable for life. INMS was created to sample the upper atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. These images bolster evidence that the Europa plumes could be a real phenomenon, flaring up intermittently in the same region on the moon's surface. (more...)
Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth
- April 14, 2017

Forty years ago, scientists on Earth found an astonishing oasis of life clustered around vents at the bottom of the ocean. "With this research, we are making a big step forward towards answering the question, 'Is there life out there?'" associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen said during the NASA press conference announcing the discovery. (more...)
NES Classic Edition To Be Discontinued; Last Shipments Go Out This Month NES Classic Edition To Be Discontinued; Last Shipments Go Out This Month
- April 14, 2017

Some were wise and looked again more recently and were lucky, though it seems there will be a final rush as this announcement spreads. There were heavy rumours earlier this year, but Nintendo of America have today officially announced that production of their NES Classic Edition console has been discontinued . (more...)
Many New iPhone 8 Features Facing Production Bottlenecks
- April 14, 2017

Gill also spoke to James Wong , COO of Truly Holdings , who had more information on 3D sensing. If those numbers are correct, the new phone would be thicker than this year's models, and AppleInsider argues that's out of step with Apple's push to make its devices lighter and thinner with each generation. (more...)
Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US
- April 14, 2017

NBC News reported , citing unnamed USA officials, that North Korea could carry out a nuclear test as early as this weekend. It is also unclear whether reports indicating the military options the U.S.is assessing on North Korea include a preventative or retaliatory strike should a the country go forward with another nuclear test. (more...)
DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Advanced Drone With Upgraded Camera DJI Introduce Phantom 4 Advanced Drone With Upgraded Camera
- April 14, 2017

The video processing has also been improved and now supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced also boasts the ability to hoover in precise locations even when Global Positioning System in unavailable, along with a maximum 30-minute flight time and more storage with a 128GB MicroSD card. (more...)
Alien Life On Enceladus: Saturn Moon Discovered To Have Potential Energy Source Alien Life On Enceladus: Saturn Moon Discovered To Have Potential Energy Source
- April 14, 2017

In a major announcement on Thursday, scientists published research analyzing the ice plumes shooting into space from Saturn's moon Enceladus. With this finding, "we now know Enceladus has nearly all of the ingredients that you need to support life as we know it on Earth", Spilker said. (more...)
Samsung to launch limited prototypes of its foldable smartphone this year
- April 14, 2017

While some elements of Bixby will be included in the April 21 launch, the headline voice activation feature won't be available in the US until " later this spring ", Samsung said in a statement. U.S. was supposed to be the only other market where Bixby Voice would be available at launch, but that is sadly not going to be the case anymore. Bixby was reportedly developed using Samsung's in-house technology, but updates will incorporate Viv's features and tech. (more...)
Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed
- April 14, 2017

At the S8 launch in March, Samsung execs said they envisioned Bixby as a conduit that will allow users to control their connected devices in the Samsung Connect app with their voice alone. However, the assistant's other features - including an integrated camera function called "Bixby Vision", which can identify objects and display related info onscreen, "Bixby Home" and "Bixby Reminder" will be shipped when the phone is launched. (more...)
Watch SpaceX Land First Ever Recycled Rocket Watch SpaceX Land First Ever Recycled Rocket
- April 14, 2017

The booster in question, making up the first stage of the Falcon 9, had first flown in a mission previous year, before safely landing back on Earth. SpaceX has now made nine successful rocket landings - six at sea and three on land -as it continues to flawless its technology ahead of its first crewed tests, possibly next year. (more...)
Ocean world near Saturn hotter-than-ever contender for life
- April 14, 2017

That suggests water beneath Enceladus' ice crust is interacting chemically with the moon's rocky core, NASA officials said . A decade later, scientists measuring the moon's slightly wobbly orbit around Saturn determined it holds a vast ocean buried 19- to 25 miles (30- to 40 km) beneath its icy shell. (more...)
United Kingdom lacks understanding of events in Syria: Russia
- April 14, 2017

We know there's no easy solution to the crisis that's in Syria. The comments from Tillerson and Haley suggested that the airstrikes Trump ordered punishing Assad for using chemical weapons would not lead to any immediate change in USA strategy toward Syria. (more...)
Signs Of Hospitality To Life Found On Saturn's Moon Enceladus
- April 14, 2017

Enceladus is a small, icy moon with a vast ocean beneath its surface. Enceladus and its bluish "tiger stripes", which are actually cracks in the surface where some plumes shoot into space. So the instruments used to analyze the material in the plumes were intended for other purposes. The results confirmed the presence of hydrogen as well as carbon dioxide, providing the raw material for methanogenesis and possibly life. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 DeX Station price and availability announced
- April 14, 2017

This is because Samsung had, for many years now, wanted to finally break free of the opinion that the market had about it: that it was second to Apples iPhones. And the moves are consistent with CEO Satya Nadella's strategy of moving Microsoft more towards providing software for cloud and mobile-based computing uses regardless of the underlying operating system. (more...)
Ants rescue their injured Ants rescue their injured
- April 14, 2017

The injured ants release a chemical substance through which rescuers can locate them and carry them back to the nest. The ants aren't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, however. But somehow, they have evolved to take into account that risk, and intervene to rescue their mates. The team - from the University of Wurzburg in Germany - studied the rescue behaviour of the ant species, which is widespread south of the Sahara. (more...)
Chinese nuclear envoy in Seoul for talks on N Korea
- April 14, 2017

The trip also marks the 10th weekend in a row President Trump has spent at one of his own properties. US Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham, in commenting on the repositioning of the carrier strike group to waters near North Korea, said, "The No 1 threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability". (more...)
Samsung says S8's Google Assistant inclusion is 'all about giving consumers choice'
- April 14, 2017

It's not, as you'd expect, a Galaxy S8 with Windows running on the handset. As everyone remembers, last year's Galaxy Note 7 presented a major flaw in its design that caused Samsung to recall all of the sold units and payback its customers. (more...)
Ingredients for life exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus Ingredients for life exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus
- April 14, 2017

Concurrently, NASA also says that the Hubble Space Telescope , which is in orbit around Earth, has found similar plumes being ejected from the surface of Europa , one of the moons orbiting Jupiter. The latest findings are based on data collected during Cassini's deepest dive through the plumes in October 2015. Scientists have discovered hydrogen in the geysers erupting from Enceladus, a sign that the moon of Saturn could be habitable. (more...)

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