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NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars. That Is Not A Typo NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars. That Is Not A Typo
- May 12, 2018

U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing NASA's budget, played up the flight demonstration's inspirational value. The design is compact enough to fit in the belly of the Mars 2020 rover for the journey to the Red Planet. "The atmosphere of Mars is only one percent that of Earth, so when our helicopter is on the Martian surface, it's already at the Earth equivalent of 100,000 feet up", said Mimi Aung, Mars Helicopter project manager at ... (more...)
Google Assistant will soon be able to make appointments on your behalf Google Assistant will soon be able to make appointments on your behalf
- May 12, 2018

Under the umbrella of " Google Assistant ", the tech giant unveiled plenty of features that push the boundaries for AI technology, voice assistants and smart home devices, bringing users fresh voices, appointment bookings, family features as well as customizable settings based on routines . (more...)
Bangladesh's first satellite launched into orbit Bangladesh's first satellite launched into orbit
- May 12, 2018

SpaceX successfully launched a rocket Friday afternoon, carrying Bangladesh's first satellite, in a second attempt to launch its upgraded workhorse rocket. SpaceX originally tried to take off on Thursday, but the flight was aborted just a minute before launch due to an issue with ground systems. The upgraded Falcon 9 is created to be used up to 10 times with only minor refurbishment. (more...)
Snapchat rolls out redesigned app to 'majority' of iOS users Snapchat rolls out redesigned app to 'majority' of iOS users
- May 11, 2018

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media networks in the world, with many people - especially young users - ditching apps like Facebook in favor of Snaps. That petition, started in the United Kingdom, grew to more than 1.2 million signatures: too big to ignore. Snap failed to meet estimates for both revenue and daily active users. (more...)
PlayStation E3 Showcase Time and Games Revealed PlayStation E3 Showcase Time and Games Revealed
- May 11, 2018

I'm excited to see more on all of those titles, but the one I'm far and away most pumped to see more of is Death Stranding . Sony today revealed details concerning their PlayStation E3 2018 press conference, including what games will highlight the presentation. (more...)
Microsoft Expands Digital Gift Giving to PC Games Microsoft Expands Digital Gift Giving to PC Games
- May 11, 2018

Thanks to the "huge hit" with Xbox fans, especially around festive periods, Microsoft has implemented gifting for PC digital games and DLCs. Additionally, memberships to Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass can be gifted as well. A dialog box will open up asking for the email address of the recipient you would like to gift the game. Anything you do send as a gift will also only be redeemable in the country it was purchased in. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in LTE compatibility launched in India Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in LTE compatibility launched in India
- May 11, 2018

Apple Watch Series (with future software updates) will be able to detect subtle/high changes in heartbeats and warn the user of cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms. Jio has announced that it will give Apple Watch LTER customers access to priority delivery and installation of the product at home by experts. They will then need to tap the Settings option on iPhone General About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings. (more...)
Nifty above 10750 mark; Asian Paints, Mphasis stocks lead Nifty above 10750 mark; Asian Paints, Mphasis stocks lead
- May 11, 2018

The Sensex fell 73 points to close at 35,246 while Nifty settled at 10,716, down 25 points. Sector-wise, the S&P BSE oil and gas index and the S&P telecom index were the only gainers on Thursday. In the broader markets, the BSE mid-cap index fell 0.63% and the small-cap index shed 0.13%. Out of 2,027 stocks traded on the NSE, 674 advanced, 876 declined and 477 remained unchanged today. (more...)
Google Might Unveil its Own Smartwatch with the Pixel 3 This Year Google Might Unveil its Own Smartwatch with the Pixel 3 This Year
- May 11, 2018

Next, I quite like the clean, timeless, and sophisticated design language we've seen in Google's Pixel devices. Google will introduce plenty of Pixel-branded hardware during the event, including the Pixel 3 , the Pixel 3 XL, second-generation Pixel Buds earphones, and even a Pixel Watch . (more...)
Battlefield 1 Players Have Finally Opened The Mysterious Zombie Door Battlefield 1 Players Have Finally Opened The Mysterious Zombie Door
- May 10, 2018

DICE is well known for hiding Easter Eggs within it's Battlefield maps. It all started with a mysterious door with frightful noises behind it that players found on a map in the game's They Shall Not Pass expansion from March 2017. When it comes to video game Easter eggs, some of them are a pain to find. When using the numbers discovered via this method, players were able to solve the puzzle behind the door and were rewarded with a very special dog tag for their efforts. (more...)
Reliance Jio introduces new Rs 199 postpaid plan, worldwide roaming packs Reliance Jio introduces new Rs 199 postpaid plan, worldwide roaming packs
- May 10, 2018

The plan entails 25 GB of free data per month along with free voice calls, unlimited SMS messages, premium subscriptions to Jio Apps and activation of worldwide roaming with a single click. Reliance Jio has announced a new postpaid service, JioPostpaid . Further worldwide roaming service is charged explicitly by other telcos. With a low, usage-based tariff. (more...)
The business potential of Google's new voice capabilities The business potential of Google's new voice capabilities
- May 10, 2018

To make Google Assistant more user friendly, a feature of "continued conversation" was introduced where a user would not have to say "OK Google " repeatedly and can follow up the conversation. The download process is simple, so long as you have an eligible device, but users should always back up their Android phone before installing the software. (more...)
SpaceX to debut upgraded Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX to debut upgraded Falcon 9 rocket
- May 10, 2018

Its recoverable main-stage booster is created to minimize refurbishment needed between flights, allowing more frequent launches at lower cost - a key to the business model for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, as SpaceX is formally known. (more...)
ONRUSH Beta Release Date And Start Times Confirmed ONRUSH Beta Release Date And Start Times Confirmed
- May 10, 2018

Codemasters has announced that Onrush will be getting an Open Beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 17 . Are you itching to get stuck in? It's also welcome to see a genuinely unique driving game that looks to break the rules'. Once you've honed your racing skills, you can then leap into " The Stampede " in multiplayer, competing in 6v6 Overdrive or Countdown modes , across the Big Dune Beach and Crater Lake tracks , with varying weather conditions and time of day. (more...)
Apple scraps data centre in Ireland over planning delays Apple scraps data centre in Ireland over planning delays
- May 10, 2018

This decision comes after delays in the approval process forced the company to make other plans. And while there was a tiny glimpse of hope that Apple could change its mind for a future data center, Apple officially scrapped the Athenry data center according to a report by Ireland's RTÉ today. (more...)
Free Fortnite Amazon / Twitch Prime Skin And Loot Pack Now Available Free Fortnite Amazon / Twitch Prime Skin And Loot Pack Now Available
- May 10, 2018

This new Twitch Prime pack becomes available today, May 9, so don't miss out if you've been looking forward to having these skins. Each month, Twitch users with Amazon Prime get numerous freebies, ranging from free games to free in-game items-including free Fortnite gear. (more...)
OnePlus Announces The First Ever 'Fast AF' Sale For OnePlus 6! OnePlus Announces The First Ever 'Fast AF' Sale For OnePlus 6!
- May 10, 2018

The OnePlus Fast AF Sale will be held on Amazon between May 13 and 16, during which users can buy special Amazon e-gift cards, which can be used to buy OnePlus 6 on May 21 (early access for Prime members) and May 22 (for regular buyers). (more...)
Analyst Stock Recommendations For Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), CenterState Bank Corporation (CSFL) Analyst Stock Recommendations For Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST), CenterState Bank Corporation (CSFL)
- May 10, 2018

Analysts set a 12-month price target of $49.86 a share. J.P. Morgan is saying Monster Beverage's ( NASDAQ: MNST ) hard year will get worse. Monster Beverage shares are down 16% so far this year through Tuesday versus the S&P 500's flat return. (more...)
Google 'Duplex' Uses AI Assistant to Make Calls For You Google 'Duplex' Uses AI Assistant to Make Calls For You
- May 10, 2018

Here are the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. Google Duplex marks the key next step in the development of autonomous smart assistants . The user experience for the user is seamless as the window treatment and the way they launch the app for the launcher remains the same whether they're using an Android app or a Linux app. (more...)
A round Apple Watch might be coming to a wrist near you A round Apple Watch might be coming to a wrist near you
- May 10, 2018

Apple's patent FIG. 6A below illustrates a front perspective view of an embodiment of a case that is attached to a back surface of the computing device, with the back surface opposite the display; IG. As pointed out by Patently Apple , the brand filed for this patent 8 months after the very first Apple Watch made an appearance. Still, even with this patent, I'm not convinced this is where the lineup is headed. (more...)

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