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Europe space chief says privatising ISS unrealistic


The approach the administration has chosen is one that would end NASA funding of the ISS in 2025, while offering support for the development of commercial successors. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which represents companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, was open to the proposal, but said defunding the station before 2028 "would not allow sufficient time" for a private-sector transition. Read More »

(MSFT) Shares Sold by Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC

This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 11.08% per annum, whereas in the past Five years Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) showed a growth of 5.43 Percent per annum. Read More »

Google officially closes HTC acquisition deal


As for HTC, this deal might have come just at the right time, as according to the recent financial reports of the company, they didn't have a good standing. Google could push things even further and design a system-on-a-chip that meets its own needs. Imagination Technologies Group suffered a similar fate past year after Apple stopped buying the United Kingdom company's graphics chips in favor of in-house designs. Read More »

Prepare for a rare celestial trifecta: Super Blue Blood Moon

Supermoons appear about 7 percent larger than an average full moon and as much as 15 percent brighter, according to NASA . It's also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "blue moon". The Virtual Telescope Project will also live stream the eclipse with source material in Australia and the U.S. beginning 6:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT) until 11 a.m. Read More »

Get Ready For A Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31


This means western time zones will have a better chance of seeing the super blue blood moon in all of its glory. It's getting to be that we need a lunar scorecard! The moonrise time in the Qatar sky that Wednesday is 5.17pm, while the moon's setting time on Thursday morning in 6.50am, QCH has explained. Read More »

Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan


Apple updated its entire suite of operating systems today with public releases of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2. Siri can provide news for specific categories, including sports, business, and music, but Apple apparently hasn't tweaked Siri's artificial intelligence to avoid reading you stories that will make your stomach hurt. Read More »

Original Range Rover Sets Template for High-Zoot SV Coupe


Just 999 of the SV Coupe will be made available, and it looks likely that the auto will bust through the top of the Range Rover catalogue with a price of around £200,000. Land Rover promises up-to-the-minute technologies utilized throughout the cabin as well. Just 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupe will be built; they'll be hand-assembled by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations facility in Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire. Read More »

Instagram Adds GIF Stickers into Stories with GIPHY Support


Instagram is also introducing another feature in the coming weeks. It is a pretty straightforward process: When you're creating a story , you can select the option to add a sticker and you will see an option to add a GIF. Now, the social media giant has confirmed the feature's rollout to all users. After you are done recording your GIF, you will then see a keyboard overlay. Read More »

Intel warns everyone not to download its Spectre and Meltdown patch


Intel says that it has root-caused the issue on Haswell and Broadwell systems and that it has already issued a version of the fix to hardware partners, which are now testing it. Instead, Intel asked customers to start testing an updated version of its patches that it began sending out on Saturday and Sunday. While this means that systems will be unprotected from Spectre and Meltdown , there are now no known attack vectors that are being actively used against PC systems (yet). Read More »

Get set for a clash of the showmen on Friday night


Kyrgios started well, breaking early on for a 3-1 lead in the first set, though it did not take Tsonga too long to break back to even up proceedings once again. Another said: "As if we don't see enough gambling advertisements, we now have Nick Kyrgios " brother acting as a human billboard in the player's box. Read More »

Nintendo Labo - Cardboard toys for Switch


You guessed it - Super Mario Bros. I don't want to think about how many Spyro figurines are buried in dumps around the world, all doomed to scream silently for a death that will never come. The concept is seriously intriguing: you can buy cardboard templates, playfully named "Toy-Cons", and build them. The Nintendo Switch then acts as the brain of the project. Read More »

SpaceX defends rocket's performance in secret satellite launch


SpaceX's review so far indicates that 'no design, operational or other changes are needed, ' Shotwell said. "For clarity: after review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night", SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement emailed to HuffPost. Read More »

Vivo beats Apple and Samsung to the top smartphone feature of 2018

With the in-built fingerprint sensor technology, the smartphone will become a bezel-less phone and the display of the phone will be able to read the fingerprints. The only difference I experienced was that the Vivo handset was slower - both to learn the contours of my fingerprint and to unlock once I put my thumb on the on-screen fingerprint prompt - but not so much as to be problematic. Read More »

Huawei fails to seal USA sales partnership deal with AT&T


That placed Huawei's smartphones at a considerable disadvantage compared to Apple, Samsung and other phone makers whose products are readily available from mobile carriers' stores. So far there is no sign that Huawei is trying to strike a handset sales deal with any of the other major US mobile carriers, such as T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint. Read More »

Huawei Honor View 10 goes up for sale in India


The Honor View 10 features the new Kirin 970 SoC, the world's most powerful mobile AI processor and architecture that truly understands what consumers do with their phones. Honor View 10 with Artificial Intelligence features launched in India is another gem in the hat of brand Honor. The AI-powered Portrait mode for selfies is also being outed. Read More »

HTC unveils 'Pro' virtual reality headset


It's a slight shame that HTC Vive hasn't jumped for a meaty 4K resolution, but seeing as even as Nvidia's GTX 1080ti would struggle to push out 4K per eye for VR, it's somewhat sensible to scale ambitions down. HTC said Vive Pro will be available to existing customers in Q1 2018, and a developer version will be available after. The Vive Pro's resolution is 2880x1600 (combined), a 78% increase from the standard 2160×1200 resolution shared by the original Vive and the Oculus Rift . Read More »

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to Serve 3-Match Ban After Misconduct Charge


He has also been fined £40,000. Amazingly, that might not even be the last of the disciplinary action against Arsene Wenger . The nice thing is that the suspension starts immediately - he'll miss Sunday's Cup match against Forest and the Carabao Cup semifinal against Chelsea on Wednesday, and the only league game he'll miss is Bournemouth next Sunday. Read More »

Jio Happy New Year plan


Reliance Jio, the telecom operator that disrupted the market is back again with impressive bundled plans. However, you get 2GB of high-speed data every day, with speeds capped at 128Kbps post that, the same as in other plans. The benefits provided by this pack are 1 GB 4G data per day, unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls over all operators, and 100 SMS messages per day. Read More »

A Catherine remake to bring new content to PS4 and Vita

Catherine: Full Body has been announced with a new website (in Japanese), which is now promising a broadcast on December 22 with more details. Catherine: Full Body is now set for a release next year. Persona 5 director Katsura Hashino is in charge of the project - called Catherine FB (for Full Body ) - and Famitsu reports that there'll now be a third Catherine in the game (the original had two endings for two different paths the player could choose). Read More »

No white Christmas as rain and storm could hit UK


For now, the forecast for Christmas Eve is high temperatures in the 30s to lower 40s, with a chance of rain or snow showers or a mixture. BBC weather have issues a monthly outlook, and it looks like the cold frosty starts we've been having will give way to more unsettled conditions. Read More »

LG V30+ to go on sale on December 18: Price, specifications, features


This variant hasn't been made available in a lot of markets outside India. LG V30 + would stand out in preference for people who matter. LG has priced it at Rs. The phone has dual camera setup where the primary camera is of 16 megapixels with f/1.6-aperture, tone LED flash, Laser autofocus, OIS, EIS and PDAF and the secondary sensor is of 13 megapixels with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree wide-angle lens. Read More »

Coming to tablets and more Android phones


Moreover, users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea will also be getting the Assistant on their phones. Google's AI assistant on tablets can control smart home devices, access your calendar, set reminders, answer questions, and tell you jokes. Read More »

Bandai Namco announces Soulcalibur VI for PC, PS4 and Xbox One


Last night, we got our first look at SoulCalibur VI gameplay, and we didn't have to wait much longer for more! Soul Calibur VI is powered by Unreal Engine 4, offering completely new graphics to the game. It will be the first Soulcalibur game to come out since Soulcalibur V in 2012, though a card-based mobile game Soulcalibur : Unbreakable Soul did come out in 2014. Read More »

Sauber unveils concept 2018 Alfa Romeo livery


This season the 20-year-old from Monaco has tested with both Ferrari and Sauber , and enjoyed another four F1 practice outings with the latter, who will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team for 2018. The lineup leaves Pascal Wehrlein, Ericsson's German team mate, facing an uncertain future with former champions Williams the only remaining team with a vacancy but Poland's Robert Kubica favourite to fill it. Read More »

HTC U11 All Set To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update


A couple of weeks ago, HTC U11 was spotted on Geekbench with Android Oreo . It is not sure exactly when other HTC smartphones will get the OS version. The HTC U11 Life came with an Android 8.0 version out of the box for all global markets besides the U.S. market. He adds that Oreo for Nokia 8 is packed with all the exciting new features along with the improvements that have added. Read More »

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to Play Store this week


The mobile version of Animal Crossing is already out on Android, and free to download from the Google Play Store. And it wouldn't be an Animal Crossing game without the ability to go into deep debt. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be coming to mobile devices worldwide on 11/22! There are in-app purchases if you want to speed the process along using real money, but Nintendo has stressed that these are entirely optional. Read More »

Study says dog owners live longer, healthier lives


They found that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease than people who did not report owning a dog , as well as a lower risk of death from other causes. Chances of a heart attack were also found to be 11% lower. The team was able to correlate dog ownership with health outcomes over the years, including heart risk and mortality. Read More »

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Free-Flight Drop Test


According to Nasa, the flight test "helped advance the vehicle under Nasa's Commercial Crew Program space act agreement, as well as helped prepare the vehicle for service under Nasa's Commercial Resupply Services 2 program". The vehicle occupied the same hanger that Nasa used before for its Space Shuttle Enterprise in the late 1970s. This is the vehicle's first flight in four years and its first successful landing demonstration. Read More »

Apple AR Headset With Custom OS To Come By 2020


According to a Bloomberg source with inside connections, the company is aiming to have the tech ready by 2019 and to be ready to ship the product sometime in 2020, although nothing is set in concrete at this point. Cook believes that augmented reality will be able to change the current use of technology. Apple engineers are using HTC Vive headsets to test their ideas for a wide range of applications, from mapping and texting to more futuristic things like virtual meeting rooms and ... Read More »