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'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse 'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse
- January 12, 2018

A supermoon is when the Moon reaches its nearest point toward earth, making it appear 30 percent brighter and about 14 percent larger. When the Moon appears red or is eclipsed, it is also referred to as a " blood Moon ", so we will essentially see a super-blue-blood Moon at the end of the month - a phenomenon that hasn't happened since 1866! Blue Moons typically happen every two and a half years , so this phenomenon, involving all three events in one night, is much more rare! We'll be ... (more...)
Samsung Confirms When the Galaxy S9 Will Debut Samsung Confirms When the Galaxy S9 Will Debut
- January 12, 2018

Which ever processor brings the S9 its power, this device looks set to be the fastest and most efficient Galaxy to date. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + users can manually check for the update by going into the Settings menu and then tapping on Software update option. (more...)
Green Sea Turtle Population Is Nearly All Female Green Sea Turtle Population Is Nearly All Female
- January 12, 2018

Green sea turtles from cooler southern nesting beaches were about 65 to 69 percent female, while sea turtles from warmer northern beaches were 86.8 percent female for adult turtles, 99.8 percent for sub-adult turtles, and 99.1 percent for juvenile turtles. (more...)
We Could Soon See a Lot Fewer Phones From LG We Could Soon See a Lot Fewer Phones From LG
- January 12, 2018

The annual smartphone race has apparently reached an end for LG, with Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin confirming they will no longer release phones on a yearly basis, instead switching to a strategy of releasing phones "as needed". Cho also talked about the firm's business plan for its robots powered by artificial intelligence and autonomous driving, which the firm has been revealing since it announced early past year that it would foster its robot business as a future growth engine. (more...)
The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct
- January 12, 2018

Among them are a new Mario Tennis game (a sports game franchise featuring characters from the Mario universe that was initially released in North America in 2001) and a remastered version of the blockbuster action adventure game Dark Souls . (more...)
Vivo unveils first smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES Vivo unveils first smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES
- January 12, 2018

For now, the under-the-display fingerprint sensor works with only OLED displays. Vivo's promotional photo teasing in-display fingerprint scanning. You place your finger on an icon located at the bottom of the display and then press into it until its entire surface is scanned. The first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded into its display panel has finally been unveiled. (more...)
Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars
- January 12, 2018

This means that relatively pure water ice, capped by only a thin layer of ice-cemented rock and dust, may be readily accessible to future exploration missions. Mars clearly had a watery past, and it's expected that much of the water is still on the planet. Dundas and co-authors say that banding and color variations apparent in some of the scarps suggest layers "possibly deposited with changes in the proportion of ice and dust under varying climate conditions". (more...)
Cops raid cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea Cops raid cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea
- January 12, 2018

Indeed, bitcoin's 1,500 percent surge previous year has stoked huge demand for cryptocurency in South Korea, drawing college students to housewives and sparking worries of a gambling addiction. South Korea has been back and forth on the future of cryptocurrency and its exchanges for some time now. The investigation is to get information about traders of digital currencies like bitcoin and suspected tax evasions of the exchanges. (more...)
SpaceX launched a secret satellite fell into the ocean SpaceX launched a secret satellite fell into the ocean
- January 12, 2018

While it appeared that the launch went off without a hitch, the full launch and separation of the nose cone, which surrounded the secret satellite, was not streamed as it normally is, due to the classified nature of the mission. Currently, most Space X launches send satellites into space for on behalf of companies and countries. The loss, if it was determined to be a failure of SpaceX hardware, could be a "real threat" to the company's future defense business, said Loren Thompson, defense ... (more...)
Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March Assassin's Creed Rogue is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March
- January 12, 2018

The latter contain weapons, customization items and special outfits, including Bayek's legacy outfit from Assassin's Creed Origins . You'll be able to take out your fellow Assassins in Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered when it finally releases for PS4 and Xbox One on March 20th, 2018. (more...)
Firefighters respond to another Apple Store due to battery explosion Firefighters respond to another Apple Store due to battery explosion
- January 12, 2018

The company's admission came after a study in December concluded that Apple was intentionally slowing its iPhones down. After provoking the ire of French authorities over what is considered by the country as "planned obsolescence" by Apple, the Cupertino firm now has to contend with lawmakers at home. (more...)
Honda Insight Prototype First Look: Trunk Sale Honda Insight Prototype First Look: Trunk Sale
- January 11, 2018

Production of the 2019 Insight will take place at a plant in Greensburg, Indiana, where Honda produces the Civic and CR-V. The brand new twin-motor vehicle revives the long-standing Insight name, with Honda aiming to slot the hybrid into its range above the Civic as a more premium compact option. (more...)
Fossils of giant bat discovered in Otago Fossils of giant bat discovered in Otago
- January 11, 2018

Robin Beck, a lecturer in biology at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, in a release. "This new bat was a relative of New Zealand's peculiar short-tailed bats, extinct Australian species, and the Americas' vampire bats, suggesting that ground-dwelling forms of bat were more common in the past". (more...)
House Passes Extension of Controversial FISA Surveillance Tools, Rejects New Restrictions House Passes Extension of Controversial FISA Surveillance Tools, Rejects New Restrictions
- January 11, 2018

And last month, CIA Director Mike Pompeo , a former congressman from Kansas, warned that allowing the program to lapse would return the United States "to a pre-9/11 mindset in terms of how we conduct our intelligence sharing". Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., and House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis. (more...)
House votes to renew surveillance law that collects Americans' emails without warrants House votes to renew surveillance law that collects Americans' emails without warrants
- January 11, 2018

The White House supports the bill, but President Trump raised concerns about it Thursday morning, wondering whether FISA had anything to do with the controversial dossier that tried to link him and his winning presidential campaign to the Kremlin. (more...)
Power restored at Las Vegas technology show after being plunged into darkness Power restored at Las Vegas technology show after being plunged into darkness
- January 11, 2018

The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. Sony, Samsung, Intel , Qualcomm and LG are among the companies with bigger booths in Central Hall, the area that was most affected and evacuated during the blackout. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered CONFIRMED: Nintendo Switch release revealed in Nintendo Direct Dark Souls Remastered CONFIRMED: Nintendo Switch release revealed in Nintendo Direct
- January 11, 2018

Here's a few more confirmed or rumoured to be coming to the console in 2018 and beyond. It has been reported in the past that a remastered version of Dark Souls could be in the pipeline and now we know that for sure. This comes after a leak earlier today that seemed to suggest the game was also coming to PS4. Trailer: Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Announced - 01/24/2017 09:31 AMBandai Namco and developer From Software announced the final downloadable content expansion ... (more...)
Dark Souls, Mario Tennis and more coming to the Nintendo Switch Dark Souls, Mario Tennis and more coming to the Nintendo Switch
- January 11, 2018

Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. As Nintendo mentions, this new game appears to be a return of sorts to the GBA's Mario Tennis: Power Tour , which featured a surprisingly-deep RPG-like story. (more...)
Hyrule Warriors Comes to Switch With Definitive Edition Hyrule Warriors Comes to Switch With Definitive Edition
- January 11, 2018

Be sure to be on the lookout for The World Ends With You Remix for Nintendo Switch later this year. There are additional details on downloadable content for Super Mario Odyssey , Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and Pokemon Tournament DX . (more...)
With 'Today In', Facebook wants to be your new local news reporter With 'Today In', Facebook wants to be your new local news reporter
- January 11, 2018

Facebook is now testing " Today In " in New Orleans; Little Rock, Ark.; Billings, Mont.; Peoria, Ill.; Olympia, Wash.; and Binghamton, N.Y., according to Recode . This features is launched after the company has faced fake news issue. The social networking firm wants to expand this app to more cities and then other countries gradually. (more...)