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3.5 billion-year-old fossils of Earth's earliest life discovered in Australia 3.5 billion-year-old fossils of Earth's earliest life discovered in Australia
- December 19, 2017

But importantly, here on Earth, because several different types of microbes were shown to be already present by 3.5 billion years ago, it tells us that "life had to have begun substantially earlier - nobody knows how much earlier - and confirms it is not hard for primitive life to form and to evolve into more advanced microorganisms", says Schopf. (more...)
Catherine: Full Body Coming To PS4 and PS Vita; Third Catherine Arrives?
- December 19, 2017

Trust us, it's very hard to explain, but our review does a pretty decent job. According to reports by Famitsu , the title might get additional content, in addition to a "third Catherine ", that can be seen in the picture at the top. More information will follow on 22nd December 2017. Developed by Studio Zero, a new internal team at Atlus, Catherine Full Body will be fully detailed in a dedicated live stream on December 22 at 7.30pm JST. (more...)
Sensex rallies 143 pts on BJP's electoral win in Gujarat, Himachal polls Sensex rallies 143 pts on BJP's electoral win in Gujarat, Himachal polls
- December 19, 2017

The yield on 10-year government bonds climbed three basis points to 7.16 per cent. At 9.36 a.m, the Sensex was trading down 147.02 points or 0.44% at 33,315.95 with 21 components falling. While the victory for BJP would ensure that the reform juggernaut would continue to roll giving further fillip to the markets, eventually earnings will ultimately decide the direction of the market, analysts said. (more...)
Is this Microsoft's upcoming foldable Surface device?
- December 19, 2017

If Microsoft's Surface team manages to come up with a simialr looking device, the device would catch a lot of eyes. Both hinge patents were invented by Kabir Siddiqui, who's been responsible for several hinge designs at Microsoft . In the concept, the Surface Phone / Surface Notepad has two screens joined with a hinge and a USB Type-C cable at the bottom. There's been a lot of talk surrounding Microsoft's foldable mobile device Andromeda lately. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) unveiled with Infinity Display Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) unveiled with Infinity Display
- December 19, 2017

The devices are IP68 certified for resistance to both water and dust. They will, however, be available sometime in early January next year. That includes Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue. The selfie camera on the front is now 16MP + 8MP with f/1.9 aperture on both the sensors. The smartphones will seamlessly switch between the two front cameras to get the desired effect. (more...)
Oumuamua has a half-metre thick shield, scientists discover Oumuamua has a half-metre thick shield, scientists discover
- December 19, 2017

He said that this was because " Oumuamua has been exposed to cosmic rays for millions, or even billions, of years, creating an insulating organic-rich layer on its surface". Most of the distant objects in our Solar System are icy bodies, so astronomers assume other planetary systems ejected mostly icy rocks, too. "Our data show the outer layers have been blasted by cosmic rays during 'Oumuamua's voyage between the stars, while the inside will have been kept at the frigid temperatures of ... (more...)
Google Project Tango to End on March 2018 Google Project Tango to End on March 2018
- December 19, 2017

Nevertheless, this does suck for the handful of users who purchased phones including the Asus Zenfone AR , which were released just months ago and highlighted Tango as a hallmark feature of the device. Moreover, it doesn't require any special hardware. Even when the Asus ZenFone AR came out back in August, three months after the Phab 2 Pro was released, nearly all of Tango's AR apps still felt like tech demos. (more...)
A fraudulent Cuphead game briefly appeared in the App Store A fraudulent Cuphead game briefly appeared in the App Store
- December 18, 2017

It's not clear whether these games successfully made it past App Store review, or if there are even more cloned apps from the same prolific developer. Until the developers came out and said it was a scam, the only clue that it wasn't was mismatched whois information on the game's associated URL, and I honestly have never been in a situation covering video games for the last decade where cross-referencing whois information was anything you even had to think about . (more...)
Google Doodle marks December global festivities with animated images Google Doodle marks December global festivities with animated images
- December 18, 2017

It gets better as you swipe through to the right to find that there is a story unfolding within the three pictures. With this, the search engine also joins in the celebrations around Christmas and New Year that have kick-started worldwide. (more...)
Monster Hunter World weekly events and free DLC revealed Monster Hunter World weekly events and free DLC revealed
- December 18, 2017

This news comes after last week's reveal that Monster Hunter: World will include extensive customisation over the feline companion that can help with everyday hunting and even cooking your meals. Director Yuya Tokuda added that players will be able to enjoy a host of free post-launch content, coming in the form of free weekly updates. In the meantime, here's six things Monster Hunter: World needs to be a success on PC, and, equally, what we want to see in Monster Hunter: World on ... (more...)
Weather looks good for today's planned SpaceX launch
- December 18, 2017

The private SpaceX has been recovering as much as possible from rockets following liftoff for past two years. The rocket first launched in June, and the Dragon first visited the Space Station in 2015. Update, 10:51 a.m.: The Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed, for the second time, and the Dragon capsule, following a successful separation from the second stage, is on its way to the ISS. (more...)
Reliance Jio launches JioTV for web Reliance Jio launches JioTV for web
- December 18, 2017

Reliance Jio Infocomm's over the top (OTT) platform Jio TV has recorded over 100 million downloads on the Google's Play Store. All these apps are available free to Jio mobile customers. Similarly, for JioCinema, simply head to jiocinema.com. Apart from live TV channels, the platform is also planning to offer original content. Reliance Jio recently inked a deal with Siddharth Roy Kapur for original content. (more...)
Amazon to begin selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast again Amazon to begin selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast again
- December 18, 2017

It was only a couple weeks later that Google issued another blow directed at Amazon, announcing that it was preventing Echo Show devices from accessing YouTube and that it will do the same with Fire TV devices. "We hope to resolve this with Google as soon as possible", an Amazon spokesperson told ZDNet last week after Google dropped YouTube from its devices. (more...)
LG V30+ sale debuts in India today exclusively via Amazon LG V30+ sale debuts in India today exclusively via Amazon
- December 18, 2017

Amazon is also giving an exchange offer of Rs 17,000 with the smartphone. LG V30 + launch offers include a free one-time screen replacement worth Rs. The company also claims that the smartphone has passed MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test and is also suited for military operations. The handset offers hybrid dual SIM functionality and has 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by ESS Technology's SABRE ES9218P. (more...)
Launch of CRS-13 Dragon on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Launch of CRS-13 Dragon on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
- December 18, 2017

The weather was at 90 percent "go" for Friday's scheduled liftoff about 24 hours prior, the NASA Kennedy Space Center Twitter account tweeted Thursday. SpaceX has made major strides in its rocket reusability program this year, re-flying four recovered Falcon 9 first stages. Astronauts used the station's big robot arm to grab the Dragon capsule out of orbit Sunday morning, reports the AP. (more...)
SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket
- December 18, 2017

Moving forward, NASA says it will make the decision to fly used rockets for resupply missions on a case-by-case basis. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's space company Blue Origin is also framing its business around rapid reuse of rockets to suborbital and orbital space in the future. (more...)
Sony H8216 Specs Leaked, Packs Snapdragon 845 Processor And Dual Cameras Sony H8216 Specs Leaked, Packs Snapdragon 845 Processor And Dual Cameras
- December 18, 2017

A few other 1080p flagships were mentioned in the source as well, with the following model numbers: H8216, H8266, H8276 and H8296. We can't very the user or his/her information, but it's worth noting that this person also leaked details about another Sony smartphone just nine days ago. (more...)
Motorola launches three new Moto mods in India Motorola launches three new Moto mods in India
- December 18, 2017

Moto Mods can be attached to the back of the smartphone for enhanced experience. The Mods can be purchased on Flipkart and as well offline Moto Hubs and other Moto retail stores starting December 17. The Mod is said to be capable of charging your device to 50 percent in 20 minutes with its fast charging support. The TurboPower Pack Mod is priced at Rs. (more...)
Mozilla Walks Back on Controversial Browser Extension Mozilla Walks Back on Controversial Browser Extension
- December 18, 2017

As reported at Business Insider , the add-on has a suspicious-looking description , "MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT THAN YOURS", and little other information. Robot . The app lists both Mozilla and U.S. executives as authors. It's a trail of clues that the writers have left for fans to discover. The plugin isn't really the issue here. (more...)
Martin Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:MMLP) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day
- December 18, 2017

The Price to Cash Flow for American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID) is -45.663754. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $33.73. It increased, as 13 investors sold EQM shares while 69 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. Current levels places Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (more...)