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Nasa launches first ever solar probe to 'touch the sun'

The Parker solar probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small auto, launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sunday, embarking on a seven-year mission which will see it flying into the sun's corona - the outermost part of its atmosphere - within 3.8m miles (6.1 m km) of its surface.

Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

Democrats are anxious that Kavanaugh will join with the court's other four conservative members to reverse legalized abortion in the United States. Democrats intend to press the issue at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to persuade their colleagues to vote against him. The second scenario is like the first, except with one or two Republicans opposing Kavanaugh , thereby putting Democratic senators in Republican states in the hot seat.

Belgium PM may attend World Cup, depending on how they go

Italy beat France in penalties to win their fourth World Cup title. TRT World's Paul Scott has more details from Moscow , Russia. Morocco's presentation took some not-so-subtle shots at the USA, highlighting the fact that guns are banned in Morocco and stating that during the 1994 World Cup even world-renowned soccer stars were unknown in America.

Subtropical Storm Alberto makes landfall, pelts Gulf Coast with heavy rain

At 7-30 p.m. EDT Sunday, Alberto was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west of Tampa and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph) up from 50 mph (85 kph) earlier. And just as the long holiday weekend marked summer's unofficial start in the U.S., Alberto gave it the unofficial start of what forecasters recently predicted would be an active hurricane season .

Tropical storm closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Forecasters have said Alberto could bring life-threatening high water to southern coastal states when it slams into the US. Sustained winds from the season's first named storm had dropped to 45 miles per hour before coming ashore about 4:45 p.m.

Storm Alberto churns toward Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Gulf Coast beginning on Sunday", Brown wrote from the center in Miami . At 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was about 95 miles (155 kilometers) north of the western tip of Cuba and moving north at 13 mph (20 kph).

Treyarch Still Undecided On Battle Royale Player Count

Players will have the option to either team-up or battle solo to engage in the most diverse combat ever that will allow combatants to utilize land, sea and air vehicles. Black Ops is coming back; the most beloved series in the Call of Duty franchise will be returning to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on the 12th October with its fourth installment.

Plane Crash Described As Dark Day For Offaly

The pilot, who was in his 40s and from the United Kingdom, and the boy were on the plane which crashed not long after 16 skydivers jumped without incident. On Monday morning, two engineers and a pilot from the Air Accident Investigation Unit will continue their inquiry into the events that led to the tragedy.

Bangladesh Launches its First Satellite into Space

His goal is to launch the same booster twice within 24 hours, perhaps next year. Bangladesh blasted its way into the space age Friday after USA company SpaceX launched Dhaka's Bangabandhu-1 satellite into orbit, in a social-media event described by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a "glorious day" for the South Asian country.

Dust storms, rain hit north India states, hailstorm lashes Shimla

Parts of the national capital witnessed a dust storm coupled with light rains in the evening today, with the MeT department keeping an eye on its progression and severity. The storm was caught on camera over Bikaner in the northern state of Rajasthan. According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) movement of metro trains will remain normal if the range of wind speed is between 70-90 kmph, but trains will enter with a restricted speed of 40 kmph or less at the platforms on the elevated ...

Sensex trades 117 points lower; Nifty below 10650-level

According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in the banking, automobile and FMCG stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.17 points, or 0.02 per cent, to end at 23,930.15, the S&P 500 lost 5.94 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 2,629.73 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 12.75 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 7,088.15.

Japan rollercoaster stalls with riders hanging 100ft above ground

The amusement park said the two carriages - each with 32 passengers - stalled midway through the 1,100m ride at around 4.45pm. However, a second carriage reportedly stopped at a height of somewhere between 20 and 30 metres above ground, while the ride was upside down, leaving passengers dangling facedown.

Amazon bringing 3000 new tech jobs to Vancouver

He noted that Amazon has had considerable success recruiting and hiring Canadians - a mix of experienced coders, university graduates and people who have chosen to live and work in Canada. Amazon formally announced Tuesday plans to expand its presence in MA. They now operate a 156,000 square-foot location in TELUS Garden which opened to Amazon employees in 2015.

Apple ploughs US tax cuts into record share buybacks

Apple also will spend $100 billion more buying back its stock, a move that will enrich shareholders by helping to drive up the company's stock price. Apple receives 30 percent of the price of one-time app purchases and purchases made within apps, such as items in video games, and 15 percent of App Store subscriptions to services like Netflix Inc after a year.

OnePlus 6 to come with an all-glass design, confirms CEO

OnePlus 5T , powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, was launched a year ago in two variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage , priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively. Moreover, this image also shows off the smartphone in purple color which means we can expect more colors from OnePlus this time . If OnePlus 6 is indeed unveiled on May 21, it will be the earliest OnePlus smartphone launch in years.

Amazon partners with GM, Volvo for in-car deliveries across US

In-car delivery is available at no extra cost for Prime members and is available today in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the US with more cities rolling out over time. Amazon Key allows packages to be delivered inside the vehicle, which comes at no additional cost for Amazon Prime members with an active OnStar account.

Koreas begin preparatory talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

Chinese officials were not immediately able to comment. Based on the tests, experts said that North Korea could probably get a missile to hit the United States - but still lacked the technology to carry a heavy nuclear warhead that far.

IOS 11.3: How to check battery health and disable throttling

The latest iOS update also has new features to show battery health of an iPhone or iPad and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced. The update of iOS 11 .3 lets you monitor your iPhone battery and stop Apple from slowing it down.

Huawei's Porsche Design Mate RS is ridiculously powerful and expensive

A 40MP lens is supported by an 8MP telephoto lens for zooming, and a monochrome lens that helps add detail in low lighting conditions. Huawei AIS steadies handheld night shots for incredible long exposure images without a tripod. The P20 goes on sale today for 649 euros. "It has a 6.1-inch FHD 1.080x2.240 pixel OLED screen and a 4,000 mAh battery capacity", said Yu. The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS price starts at Euro 1,695 (roughly Rs.

Out-of-control Chinese space station set to crash land on earth

Since then, Tiangong-1 has gradually been dropping lower and lower as it rubs up against the wisps of the upper atmosphere. While Skylab is the most famous spacecraft to fall in an uncontrolled fashion back to Earth, there are many others that have attracted attention over the years .

Apple Developing Its Own MicroLED Displays for Future Devices

However, the company is expected to deliver MicroLED on the Apple Watch first , since the screen is smaller and therefore easier to control, according to the report . The Ewing, N.J. -based company is a key supplier of technology and materials used to make OLED displays . In fact certain hardware components are designed by Apple , like their A-series of chipsets, instead of relying on third-party companies like Qualcomm.

Motorola Moto X4 Gets Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Further, Moto E5 (XT1924-3) and E5 Play (XT1944-6) was spotted on Indonesia. Motorola was expected to unveil the Moto G6 and the Moto E5 series of devices at the recently concluded MWC 2018, which was held in Barcelona but it did not materialize.

3 rural Ill. men charged with Minn. mosque bombing

Federal authorities say the men were arrested Tuesday in IL on separate gun charges and that they were suspects in the mosque bombing. The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington was bombed last August just before morning prayers, fortunately the attack- touted as a "criminal act of terrorism" by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton- left no casualties but resulted in a fire and extensive damage to the mosque.

Far Cry 5 Gameplay Vid is 'Mayhem in the Mountains'

It is worth noting that Joseph is played by Greg Bryk, who voices the character in-game. As the vloggers follow the leads of missing locals and other unusual events, they come face-to-face with Joseph Seed, played by the same actor as the in-game version of the cult leader, and the rest of the fanatical doomsday cult.

LSU Professor co-authors study on Antarctic Penguin 'Super-Colonies'

Scientists from Oxford University were part of an global team searching for images taken by the Landsat satellites to locate possible large numbers of penguin by identifying the mess they leave behind. "The water around the island boiled with penguins". "The area is covered by heavy sea ice most of the year, and even in the height of summer it is hard to get into this region to do surveys".

Nokia goes 'bananas' with new retro phone

HMD Global , the Finnish company with the license to make devices with the name of Nokia has launched five new phones at MWC , now being held at Barcelona. If features a six-inch display, dual cameras on both front and back of the device - as well as optical zoom capabilities. The Verge reports that all three Android One handsets will hit the European Union in April .

Apple to Offer Upgraded Version of Wireless AirPods in '18

Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is looking at upgrading its AirPods with new hardware features. Then again, "OG" AirPods are not a lot easier to come by these days than a year or so ago, taking roughly two weeks to ship from Apple's United States e-store at the time of writing.

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Is Getting A Demo And Half-Life Pack

Get ready, because this one is a little bit odd. Players who pre-order the game from Origin will receive the bonus " FFXV Decal Selection", containing an array of colorful decals for the Regalia vehicle celebrating Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis, along with the men and women of the Kingsglaive.

Facebook for iOS Now Offers a VPN Client Under 'Protect' Option

Through a feature called Protect on its mobile app, Facebook is encouraging users to download the Onavo Protect VPN Client that collects additional user data, according to a TechCrunch report . Like all VPNs, it's a private platform that acts as a portal to connect you to the larger internet, tunneling your data through an encrypted path to reduce the risk of eavesdropping.

Trump administration supports transition to commercially-focused space station

In his 2019 budget for the US government, Trump on February 12 proposed to end NASA funding for the space station by 2025. Russian Federation in particular has expressed an interest in developing its own space station after the ISS , potentially using some of the modules the country's space agency, Roscosmos, plans to add to its segment of the station in the next few years.

Olympics: Goggia aiming to beat Vonn

Vonn's only regret is that her grandfather, Don Kildow, won't be able to watch her compete in the country in which he served in the USA military. She struggled, and it's clear that these emotions, so close to the surface, will provide the backdrop for her performances, which don't get under way until the Super-G on February 17.

IOS 11.3.2 public beta has battery health feature

This $0.99 app will give you access to the CPU frequency of your iPhone's processor. According to reports , the device will cost somewhere in the $700 - $800 range and will provide users with a way to get an iPhone X styled device without having to shell out a minimum of $999.

Auto expo gets electric push

With an eye on the government's push for electric-only vehicles by 2030, Tata Motors is displaying an extended range of six EV products in personal and mass mobility segments. "It is a curtain raiser for electric vehicles.", Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka told reporters. Mercedes Benz lau-nched its concept electric SUV "Concept EQ".

Snap's user growth, revenue beat analyst expectations

The company has demonstrated meteoric growth in users since 2014, quadrupling its user base since January 2014 from 46 million to 187 million. "Our business really came together towards the end of previous year", Spiegel said in remarks prepared for a conference call with analysts.

Orca learns how to mimic human speech, says 'hello'

The scientists wanted to understand how capable whales are of imitating noises, so they could understand how whales learn in their natural habitat. Wikie, a 14-year-old female killer whale housed at Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France , was tested by researchers including José Z.

Google App update brings possibility for hotword customisation

The quarter saw Google Play widen its lead over the App Store to 145 per cent in achieving its highest quarter ever to surpass 19bn new downloads internationally. Tens of thousands of apps featuring inappropriate content like pornography, extreme violence, hate and illegal activities were also pulled. We take these extremely seriously, and will continue to innovate our capabilities to better detect and protect against abusive apps and the malicious actors behind them.

Rahul Gandhi Slams BJP After Padmaavat Protesters Attack School Bus In Gurugram

Gurugram: Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a school bus here during protests against the Hindi movie " Padmaavat ", Haryana Police said on Thursday. Representatives of the body said that the administration told them that the law and order situation is not conducive. "One other teacher and I chose to stay on the bus until the last stop", said Bhargava, adding that some students also kept asking how their parents would return home from work in such an ...

Once in a blue moon

The full moon on that date happens to be the second full moon of the month, or a blue moon. Generally, however, people only call it a supermoon if the moon is full. Stargazers are privy to a celestial triple threat at the end of this month. Our first full moon in January occurred on Jan. 1st. So we have a blue supermoon coming up.

Microsoft Launches Xbox One X in India

Xbox Game Pass is a cool service allowing many Xbox One gamers to play a host of great games for just a small monthly fee. A new update is now out for the Xbox One's operating system that included a couple of changes with Wi-Fi improvements for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X being one of the most notable differences.

'Super, Blue Blood Moon' Will Leave Spectators in Awe on January 31

Since the moon needs to be behind the Earth, relative to the sun, a lunar eclipse can only happen on a full moon. New Yorkers, you're actually going to want to wake up early on Wednesday, January 31 in order to catch the super blue blood moon at 6:48 a.m.

Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS

If you're interested in reading more details about Apple's updates , you can do so here. Apple says their new HomePod smart speaker will be available on 9 February 2018 with pre-orders opening this Saturday. You can also ask for specific news categories including Sports, Business, or Music. It fixes a bug that caused messages in the Messages app to appear out of order, and it fixed a problem with connecting to SMB servers.

Land Rover is bringing a new Range Rover coupe to Geneva

What will it look like on the outside? The original Range Rover had just two doors, and to celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year Land Rover are taking the Range Rover back to its roots with a new two-door Range Rover SV Coupe .

Instagram brings GIF stickers to photos and videos for stories

Starting today, you can add GIFs to your Story, which means your eye-roll posts could now feature a sticker of Regina George rolling her eyes in Mean Girls . Instagram has also confirmed that it will soon allow users to add photos or videos of any size to story. One is called the "Loop" where you can record yourself or whatever it is that you want to take a GIF of for three seconds.

Rare move: NASA bumps astronaut, Syracusan off space station flight

Instead, a NASA release said Epps will be replaced by astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor , a fellow space rookie and member of the same astronaut class who had been assigned to a station flight scheduled for launch in November. It would have been the NY native's first trip to space, and the first long-duration stay at the orbiting outpost by an African-American. Nasa offered no explanation behind the choice to expel her from the Expedition 56/57 mission.

More Details About The Next Game Changer — Samsung Galaxy X

Samsung has yet to release a price point for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. You can either take real-life pictures of products you're interested in buying or feed photos saved in your gallery. If the leak is to be believed (and it does look pretty official), the S9 won't be a huge upgrade when it comes to specs. We'll just have to wait to find out.

Google pulls malware-laden apps that served porn to kids

Once that's done, it'll send your device's data to the server so that it can determine how to display these illegitimate/unwanted ads. Further to that, it loads up those warnings about the phon being infected - and then prompts users to download fake security apps, which introduce a second layer of malware .

Google's cloud is spreading through new undersea cables

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, which is now live in the country, will encourage more local firms to adopt Cloud . The company estimates that its network now accounts for 25% of all internet traffic. The third line will go from Hong Kong to Guam. One of the cables will be entirely Google owned and will connect Los Angeles to Chile. The first of the three submarine sea cables will run from Los Angeles, CA to Chile.

New Set Photos Arrive For Avengers 4 (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. The production cast and crew of " Avengers " 3 and 4 may have given Marvel fans a few spoilers for the last two chapters of the saga, and what is more incredible is, it came from the most unlikely source imaginable.

Here's Everything Else Revealed in Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

People can use the Joy-Cons HD Rumble to feel the unique song each creature has, then use motion controls to match it and sing with them. These links leave Siliconera. Well, Nintendo answered the internet this morning with a Nintendo Direct Mini containing a litany of announcements, headlined by the reveal that Dark Souls Remastered and Mario Tennis Aces are coming to the Switch this year.

Bitcoin falls after threat of ban from South Korea

S. Korea is working on a bill that may ban trading of cryptocurrencies . Authorities had "grave concerns" over the craze and were "aiming to close virtual currency exchanges" in the country, he said . In the meantime, the global price of Ethereum dropped 1.6 percent at a similar time, drawing a stark contrast with the 6.1 percent price increase in South Korea, according to Bithumb's analysis based on data from website CoinMarketCap .