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Flying Reptiles Eggs Discovered in Northwestern China Flying Reptiles Eggs Discovered in Northwestern China
- December 03, 2017

The eggs fossilised in lake sediments disturbed by fast-moving water, a sign that storms may have flooded a nesting site and sent the eggs bobbing into a large lake, where soupy mud entombed them. Kellner even speculated that the pterosaur females and maybe even males would have stuck around to feed the hatchlings to help get them through such a precarious stage. (more...)
Seoul stays cool after North Korea's missile test Seoul stays cool after North Korea's missile test
- December 03, 2017

Global observers estimated that the missile traveled 2,800 miles straight up during the test, landing about 620 miles off the coast. The ICBM, launched yesterday from Sain Ni, North Korea, travelled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). (more...)
Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years
- December 03, 2017

According to Voyager project manager Suzanne Dodd, the reactivated thrusters should help extend the life of the probe for another "two to three years". The need to use them is not as immediate, however, because the primary thrusters of Voyager 2 have not significantly degraded. The same kind of thruster, called the MR-103, flew on other NASA spacecraft as well, such as Cassini and Dawn. (more...)
Elon Musk said when they will launch super-heavy rockets Elon Musk said when they will launch super-heavy rockets
- December 02, 2017

It therefore will be capable of creating around three times the thrust of a single Falcon 9 rocket, allowing SpaceX to perform missions beyond low Earth orbit. On the last day of November, SpaceX announced that it had to push the launch back yet again to next year. That project will require an even larger rocket, though. (more...)
Udupi: Supermoon to brighten up night sky on December 2 Udupi: Supermoon to brighten up night sky on December 2
- December 02, 2017

NASA said that the January 31 super moon will have a moon total eclipse, visible from the west of North America through the Pacific Ocean up to the east of Asia. The finest time span to observe the supermoon is right after the moonrise and just before the sunrise, but the moon will stun throughout its voyage across the sky. (more...)
Adding lock screen ads won't be tolerated - Google Adding lock screen ads won't be tolerated - Google
- December 02, 2017

However, an app that is actually a lock screen can still monetize with ads. According to Datally, Google is only seeing how much data is entering and exiting your phone, and claims to be unaware of what exactly is being transmitted. The Datally app provides you the information on the consumption of bandwidth. Datally entry into the market has come at the right time. Many times, you might not know this this is happening. (more...)
India's GDP to double to $5 tn in 7 yrs: Mukesh Ambani India's GDP to double to $5 tn in 7 yrs: Mukesh Ambani
- December 02, 2017

On Reliance jio , the business tycoon said, "After the entry of Jio, India has become the world's No.1 mobile broadband market, consuming more data than users in the U.S. "I am sorry if it appears competitive". Yes, we can. Can we cross the $10 trillion mark by 2030 and close the gap between India and China, and India and the U.S.? "As we move forward, we think of more hard issues that create value". (more...)
Maruti Suzuki India sales up 14% to 154600 units in Nov 2017 Maruti Suzuki India sales up 14% to 154600 units in Nov 2017
- December 02, 2017

In November 2017, the Ciaz sold a total of 4,009 units, down a sizeable 26.2 percent (November 2016: 5,443). "Due to (continuing) pull of festive demand and on the strength of buoyant rural markets, we hope to build on this positive momentum with cumulative retail sales of 2,00,000 units for the period September to December 2017", Hyundai Motor India sales & marketing director Rakesh Srivastava said. (more...)
Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Willful Retention of National Defense Information Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Willful Retention of National Defense Information
- December 02, 2017

Last fall, the Justice Department charged another TAO employee, a contractor named Harold T. Martin III, who had taken classified tools and other material home over several years. He kept those materials, some in digital form, at his home in Maryland, according to prosecutors. Kaspersky has acknowledged that its software lifted hacking tools from a home computer in 2014, but said it was not part of an intentional effort to steal information from the NSA. (more...)
Supermoon 2017: This weekend's moon is the biggest of the year Supermoon 2017: This weekend's moon is the biggest of the year
- December 01, 2017

It was the closest supermoon since 1948. If it's not cloudy, you can see the supermoon on Sunday afternoon and evening in Idaho. The moonrise will appear at similar times across the United Kingdom, with just a few minute differences from the north to the south. (more...)
Ford sues John Cena for flipping his 2017 GT early Ford sues John Cena for flipping his 2017 GT early
- December 01, 2017

Cena was selected from thousands who applied for the opportunity to buy the $500,000 Ford GT. "My sincerest apologies", Cena told Ford. According to Detroit's WXYZ , Ford has filed a lawsuit against the pro wrestler alleging "breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment", after Cena took delivery of the custom-colored Ford GT, and promptly sold it for some unknown profit. (more...)
Watch Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris DLC's New Crucible Maps In Action Watch Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris DLC's New Crucible Maps In Action
- December 01, 2017

Legendary weapons can become "Masterworks" which means they can generate orbs, track number of kills with that weapon, and weapon stat bonuses. Also available are more armor ornaments like the Vanguard ornaments, Trials of the Nine Ornaments, Iron Banner Ornaments, and Faction ornaments, among others. (more...)
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport Wearables Launched in India Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport Wearables Launched in India
- December 01, 2017

The Gear Sport follows the classic watch design of its last year's Samsung's marquee smartwatch - the Gear S3. It comes with an internal storage of 4GB and runs on Tizen based OS. As of the sensor, it packs gyroscope, barometer, heart rate sensor, and ambient light sensor. The watch is backed by a 300mAh battery, along with wireless charging support. (more...)
Taylor Swift has just added another Irish date to her tour Taylor Swift has just added another Irish date to her tour
- December 01, 2017

It hasn't quite lived up to Swift's ambitious goals, though: Her label reportedly told its accounts that it was expecting Reputation to sell 2 million copies in the first week alone, but the album barely cleared 1.29 million instead . (more...)
United States unlocked HTC U11 Life receives Android 8.0 Oreo update United States unlocked HTC U11 Life receives Android 8.0 Oreo update
- December 01, 2017

Finally, the unlocked HTC U11 Life devices in the USA have been upgraded and updated to the Android 8.0 Oreo OS. The mid-range HTC U11 Life introduced a few weeks ago is now reportedly receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update that was promised at its launch . (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will hit 60 FPS on Xbox One X PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will hit 60 FPS on Xbox One X
- December 01, 2017

But the most important thing is that the game plays well, he says. In an interview with gamesTM (via wccftech ), Greene confirmed that PUBG will "definitely" run on Xbox One X at 60FPS. One is being made by Lightspeed and Quantum Studios, and will be a more or less straight port of the PC game, while Timi's version places a focus on naval combat, which is certainly new territory for the battle royale smash hit. (more...)
Google Home Now Accepts Two Commands at Once Google Home Now Accepts Two Commands at Once
- December 01, 2017

The Google Home Max is Google's high-end Google Home smart speaker that's scheduled to arrive this month. However, one United States retailer might have jumped the gun and listed the Google Home Max on its online store. It will include dual 4.5-inch woofers and custom 0.7-inch tweeters. The device in question is priced at $399 which is rather steep compared to the Google Home and Home Mini, but if you're looking for larger and louder speakers with some smarts built into it, then this ... (more...)
Kardiaband - FDA Approved Medical Device for Apple Watch Kardiaband - FDA Approved Medical Device for Apple Watch
- December 01, 2017

And when you press record ECG, we flip into the FDA-regulated mode and then we record your ECG. KardiaBand is the first FDA-cleared medical device accessory for Apple Watch . You might know the CEO of AliveCor - it's none other than former Googler Vic Gundotra. This is the first time ever when an accessory for a wearable device has been approved by the Food and Drug Association (FDA). (more...)
"Hidden history" of labor suggests prehistoric women would outmuscle today's elite rowers
- December 01, 2017

That means that in these early agricultural societies, women likely specialized in various kinds of heavy manual labor, says Macintosh , whereas men split their time between farming and more lower body-intensive tasks like running and hunting.The findings are convincing, says May, and may help explain why bone diseases such as osteoporosis are so common in women today. (more...)
Google finally drops the ban hammer on the most annoying Android ads Google finally drops the ban hammer on the most annoying Android ads
- December 01, 2017

Recording ambient audio using microphone. These ads can be intrusive and aren't really conducive to a good user experience. Clicking pictures of the screen without notifying the user. Some policy changes made by Google will have developers of apps that sneak in lock screen ads shaking in their boots. "Most of these vulnerabilities target older chipsets, devices, and Android versions". (more...)

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