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NASA picks 2 finalists for next robotic solar system mission NASA picks 2 finalists for next robotic solar system mission
- December 21, 2017

The initial three are the New Horizons mission that travelled past Pluto in 2015 and is now on its route to a Kuiper Belt object; the Juno mission currently encircling Jupiter; and the OSIRIS-REx mission now en route to the asteroid Bennu, from which it will return a sample to Earth. (more...)
Firefox lands on Amazon's Fire TV Firefox lands on Amazon's Fire TV
- December 21, 2017

The new Firefox release announced by Mozilla specifically mentions being able to browse websites "like YouTube" to play videos full screen on Fire TV. It offers a "true television viewing experience" with the intuitive controls being optimized for Fire TV devices. The Firefox for Fire TV home screen even includes quick access to YouTube, other video sites and some of the web's best content and ideas. (more...)
Eminem Uses Tinder-and Grindr?!-to Find Dates Eminem Uses Tinder-and Grindr?!-to Find Dates
- December 21, 2017

Despite his seemingly huge revelation, the journalist didn't question his response leading to huge questions as to whether or not Eminem - whose real name is Marshall Mathers - had just openly admitted he likes men. Speaking to Vulture .com, he said: "It's tough. I also used to go to strip clubs". Commenting on his relationship status since his divorce, he commented: " I've had a few dates and nothing's panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public ". (more...)
SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy SpaceX shows off Falcon Heavy
- December 20, 2017

Elon Musk , chief executive officer of Tesla and SpaceX, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2011. An additional array of communications wiring and umbilical connections for fueling have also likely been added to the TEL in order to support the requirements of what are essentially three simultaneous Falcon 9 launches. (more...)
Nintendo Switch sales reaches 10 million in just nine months Nintendo Switch sales reaches 10 million in just nine months
- December 20, 2017

For those looking for something new to play, The Escapists 2 busts out onto the Nintendo Switch January 11th of 2018! That's based on current sales trends, and the assumption that the Nintendo Switch will be well stocked throughout the year. (more...)
Blackrock INC (BLK) Position Has Boosted by Everett Harris & Company
- December 20, 2017

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $500.00 price target on shares of BlackRock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500. (NYSE:HBI) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.11 earnings per share, down 8.33% or $0.01 from last year's $0.12 per share. BLK's profit would be $957.10 million giving it 21.75 P/E if the $5.93 EPS is correct. (more...)
Pokemon Go AR+ Mode Exclusive to iOS 11 Revealed
- December 20, 2017

Apple is hoping app makers will find compelling ways to deploy its AR tools, helping to hook the masses on a technology that so far has been embraced by a sliver of smartphone users. When that happens, you can tap the tall grass nearby, and the Pokemon might reappear. The new Pokemon GO AR+ feature will be exclusive to Apple's devices - since, of course, Apple isn't making ARKit available for other platforms such as Android - and promises more accurate positioning and perspective of ... (more...)
This Is Magic Leap's First Headset This Is Magic Leap's First Headset
- December 20, 2017

Magic Leap's hardware appears to be geared for software makers. The company's initial AR headset will be priced at $1,500-$2,000, according to a Blooomberg report . The piece seems to refute rumors that Magic Leap was having difficulty shrinking its technology to goggle size while keeping performance up, saying that "there was no stuttering or slowdowns, even when I walked around the performance, up close and far away". (more...)
The Worst 25 Passwords of 2017 The Worst 25 Passwords of 2017
- December 20, 2017

Try switching up passwords for various websites, too. SplashData said in a statement Tuesday the list is based on more than five million passwords leaked during the year. In 2015, " starwars " showed up on the list for the first time, along with "princess" and "solo". Harley, Robert, Matthew, Jordan, Daniel, Andrew, Andrea, Buster, Joshua, George, Nicole, Hunter, Chelsea, Amanda, Ashley, Jessica, Jennifer, Michelle, William, Maggie, Charlie, and Martin are all among the most easily ... (more...)
Microsoft has awesome news for fans of The Witcher 3 Microsoft has awesome news for fans of The Witcher 3
- December 20, 2017

Xbox Games Pass especially is a great way to discover some of the best Xbox exclusives like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, as well as critically-acclaimed AAA games such as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or the BioShock trilogy. (more...)
Alpha Centauri to be the next NASA mission in 2069 Alpha Centauri to be the next NASA mission in 2069
- December 20, 2017

The space agency made the announcement at the recent American Geophysical Union conference in New Orleans, although they were quick to call this a "nebulous" plan at this early stage. Proxima Centauri had the lowest ceiling for planetary size-the scientists say something would have to be less than half the size of Earth to still be hiding out in the star's habitable zone. (more...)
Pradhyumn murder case: Minor accused to be tried as an adult Pradhyumn murder case: Minor accused to be tried as an adult
- December 20, 2017

Earlier, the juvenile board had rejected the bail plea of the accused on the basis of two reports submitted by an experts' committee set up by the board. Pradyuman was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside the toilet of Gurgaon's Ryan International School on September 8. Following the ruling, which came on a petition filed by Pradyuman's father Varun, the case was handed over to a sessions court in Gurugram. (more...)
Call Of Duty: WWII - Behind The Scenes Look At The Resistance DLC Call Of Duty: WWII - Behind The Scenes Look At The Resistance DLC
- December 20, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater as they engage in an all-new Call of Duty story set in iconic World War II battles. (more...)
Sneak peek: Jeep Cherokee gets a nose job Sneak peek: Jeep Cherokee gets a nose job
- December 20, 2017

For example, new taillights feature an orange section outlining their lower section, and a revised bumper has a larger section of metallic trim. Jeep says that the 2019 Cherokee will also be available with more efficient powertrain options as well. (more...)
Coal demand down second year in row, says IEA report Coal demand down second year in row, says IEA report
- December 20, 2017

Every major country in the world except India reduced its consumption of coal a year ago, with demand for the dirty fuel forecast to stagnate for the next half decade, according to official forecasts. "We expect stagnation in coal demand out to 2022 due to cost reductions of alternative sources of energy and policy choices of governments around the world", he said. (more...)
Android Team Outlines Changes for App Developers to Increase Platform Security, Performance
- December 20, 2017

This is to ensure apps are built on the latest APIs optimized for security and performance. Although being available only in India and Indonesia right now, the app on Google Play already surpassed 10 million downloads and is heading to the next landmark of 50 million. (more...)
Cashback On Itel A20 Smartphone Cashback On Itel A20 Smartphone
- December 20, 2017

To avail this offer, one will have to buy the A20 smartphone priced at Rs 3,690, and make continuous recharge of Rs 150 or more for 18 months. However, you can either charge cumulatively or as a one-time recharge. The first smartphone of itel under Vodafone-itel partnership is itel A20 . Previously, the partnership with Vodafone was limited to feature phones offered by the company. (more...)
Woman suspiciously missing from Fort Collins home since early December Woman suspiciously missing from Fort Collins home since early December
- December 20, 2017

Authorities have an abandoned auto, a ransacked home, and a missing Colorado woman on their hands and are now asking for the public's help. Fort Collins Police Services announced her disappearance Monday. Cordova said that Graves was very trusting. Kimberlee Graves , 41, was last seen at her home on the night of December 4, 2017. On Dec. 8, a friend called the police asking for a welfare check on Graves after not hearing from her for several days. (more...)
Thursday's winter solstice marks the longest night of the year Thursday's winter solstice marks the longest night of the year
- December 20, 2017

Up until December 21, we are losing daylight minutes every day, then once the winter solstice occurs we start gaining seconds of sunlight back every day. However, most locations don't have their earliest sunset or latest sunrise on the solstice . Additionally, winter's shortest day is typically not the coldest day of the year. (more...)
Bill Belichick Bans Tom Brady's Trainer, Alex Guerrero, From Team Activities Bill Belichick Bans Tom Brady's Trainer, Alex Guerrero, From Team Activities
- December 20, 2017

Asked today on WEEI whether there's an " issue " with Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero and Belichick , Brady declined to answer. "I am fortunate to have him", Brady said. There have been rumblings about potential friction between Guerrero and Belichick recently. "I don't have any comment on that other to say Alex (the trainer) is a big part of what I do". (more...)