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Tonight Is the Best Night of the Year to See Shooting Stars

Tonight Is the Best Night of the Year to See Shooting Stars The Orionids have been visible since October 2 but the shower is set to light up the sky this weekend. "This famous comet swings by Earth every 75 to 76 years, and as the icy comet makes its way around the sun, it leaves behind a trail of comet crumbs". [Full Article...]

NIS America: Microsoft "Hasn't Been Very Supportive" of Japanese Games

NIS America: Microsoft Currently, Microsoft has only confirmed two games; Fusion Friendly and Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, but Spencer says there's plenty more in the pipeline. Meanwhile, the notification system was also optimized to allow users to identify time-sensitive notifications that will trigger an alert even when the Xbox One is idle. [Full Article...]

Huawei launches Mate10 smartphones with built-in AI, to challenge Apple

Huawei launches Mate10 smartphones with built-in AI, to challenge Apple According to OEM, the Kirin 970 is the first smartphone processor which happens to be the first SoC to include neural-network processor unit (NPU), however, its sound bit confusing as Apple's A11 bionic chipset already happen to have dual neural processing units. [Full Article...]

'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom' Meaning: What Selena Quintanilla Song Was Really About

'Bidi Bidi Bom Bom' Meaning: What Selena Quintanilla Song Was Really About Internet search engine giant Google pays tribute to late Selena with a special animated doodle to celebrate her contribution to music, entertainment and fashion industries. Later in her career, Quintanilla would perform in front of jammed crowds. More than 20 years later, she's become an icon for the Latino community, and for many others as well. [Full Article...]

DOOM Heads To The Nintendo Switch On November 10, 2017

DOOM Heads To The Nintendo Switch On November 10, 2017 Doom will release on the Nintendo Switch on November 10, 2017 . The news was delivered in the form of an id Software developer interview where creative director Hugo Martin and executive producer Marty Stratton dive into how the port differs from the original release. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant on phones can finally send videos and music to Chromecast

Google Assistant on phones can finally send videos and music to Chromecast The app, which you can download from an unofficial mirror here , is the new default launcher for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . Here's how to do it! When the original Google Pixel was launched, it was offered with unlimited cloud storage for photo uploads, with no apparent time limit. [Full Article...]

Three skydivers killed in 'mid-air collision' over tourist beach

Two of the victims were 34 and 35-year-old males with professional skydiving experience, while the third victim was a 50-year-old female customer of Skydive Australia which operated the dive. Police, the Australian Parachuting Federation and other investigators remain on the scene. 'No further details are available at this stage'. 'One of the deceased was a highly experienced instructor wh... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's 'intrusive' data collection in Windows 10 breaks Dutch privacy laws

Microsoft's 'intrusive' data collection in Windows 10 breaks Dutch privacy laws They are not informed which data are being used for what goal, neither that based on these data, personalized advertisements and recommendations can be presented, if those users have not opted out from these default settings on installation or afterward. [Full Article...]

Download iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 for iPhone & iPad

Download iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 for iPhone & iPad The new emojis will be arriving as a fraction of iOS 11.1. A pre-release version of iOS 11.1 is now available to anyone with a developer account and anyone signed up via the company's Beta Software Program. Music Streaming and the new Radio app With watchOS 4.1, you can stream music, giving you access to any song from Apple Music or your iCloud Music Library, straight from the wrist. [Full Article...]

Google Will Focus On Offline Stores for Pixel 2 Sales in India

Google Will Focus On Offline Stores for Pixel 2 Sales in India The Pixels keep the aluminum unibody from the first generation, while Samsung keeps its own tradition alive of glass front and back, ringed in aluminum. You are also getting free unlimited cloud storage. Not just with the hardware and price but also how Google mocked Apple for removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack. [Full Article...]

Is Distracted Driving Getting Worse?

Is Distracted Driving Getting Worse? Hopefully this study helps us all get on the Road to Zero and commit to keeping each other safe. Strayer recognizes that it will be hard to challenge the tide of touchscreens and features manufacturers are putting in cars , but wants this research to benefit people shopping for cars. [Full Article...]

Is an Arcade Edition enough to 'save' Street Fighter V?

Is an Arcade Edition enough to 'save' Street Fighter V? While all of the new features will be added to the original Street Fighter 5 for free, the Arcade Edition will also come with codes to unlock all Season 1 and 2 DLC characters. A new mode that will allow players to go against a couple of characters all at once may also be coming to the game. This same release date was also mentioned by the previously reported listing , which means that it i... [Full Article...]

Google announces donut-sized Google Home speaker

The company really emphasized the new hardware's bass, while also highlighting some neat software features that made it easier to play music as well as its Google Assistant features. It's about a fifth of the size of the standard Google Home. The demo area at the Google launch was very noisy, so it was hard for us to properly assess the quality of the speaker but we'd say -at this early stag... [Full Article...]

Here's another look at Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini

Here's another look at Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini It's appears to have been replaced with a Google Search bar at the bottom, directly below an initial row of apps on the home screen. Specifically, there have been rumors about a Google Home Mini and a Google Pixelbook , but specifications of these devices have yet to be revealed. [Full Article...]

Samsung Odyssey looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

Samsung Odyssey looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset yet The headset is expected to be available on November 6, 2017. The $500 Samsung HMD Odyssey sports dual AMOLED eye displays, complete with a 110-degree field of view (FoV). With its Oculus-supported Gear VR headset, Samsung has been pushing the boundaries of affordable VR for years. To connect to the PC that'll run the Mixed Reality experience, this device uses HDMI 2.O as well as USB 3.0 in a... [Full Article...]

Facebook's data-saving Messenger Lite is available in the US

Facebook's data-saving Messenger Lite is available in the US The app was first released in Kenya, Malaysia, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka, and was later expanded to more than 100 developing countries. The app is available for Android only. One of the main reasons cited by Facebook to introduce Messenger Lite was that there are over a billion people who still don't have access to high speed 3G or 4G network. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger Lite is heading to the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland

Facebook Messenger Lite is heading to the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland Lead by India and Brazil in terms of downloads, the Messenger Lite was first introduced in October 2016 in five countries before its near global expansion in April. The app has its own personal assistant, and now every time you open it you're also hit in the face with all your friend's Stories. It is bad news for iPhone owners that Facebook hasn't worked on providing Messenger Lite to the... [Full Article...]

Google scraps free content rule for publishers

Google scraps free content rule for publishers Gingras also suggested to Search Engine Land that content users subscribe to may be boosted in search results, possibly in a box separating it from organic results. The change by Google that has the biggest ramification is its decision to eliminate the program of " first click free ". And it argues that if publishers offer some free articles as a "try before you buy" it could persuade people t... [Full Article...]

Nintendo fans wait hours for SNES Classic console

Nintendo fans wait hours for SNES Classic console While it's not possible to add or remove games from the system , with such a well-rounded variety of games , you shouldn't have to. This is still a limited-edition system , and if you haven't gotten your hands on one by now, you might be waiting for the next shipment. [Full Article...]

Netflix commits $500m to Canada location filming

Netflix commits $500m to Canada location filming Netflix is also bound to supporting French-language content through a "market development strategy for Canada ", which will include "pitch days" for producers, recruitment events and "other promotional and market development activities". Of course, Netflix has already been doing biz in Canada . In this light, the government's intervetions focus on "innovation, experimentation and the transi... [Full Article...]


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