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Cats kill 1 million birds a day in Australia Cats kill 1 million birds a day in Australia
- October 05, 2017

The findings were made by researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program after looking at evidence from more than 200 different studies. Of the birds killed, 99 per cent are native to Australia, with $30 million already invested by the government to reduce the threat posed by feral cats. (more...)
Google unveils Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Google unveils Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- October 05, 2017

On the front Pixel 2 has a 5-inch cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080×1920) display , while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. Google's now holding its anticipated Pixel 2 event, with the new smartphone taking center stage alongside several other hardware additions. The Home Mini will sell for $49, with pre-orders open today, and be in stores on October 19. (more...)
SpaceX's Rocket Will Travel to Mars-and NYC to Shanghai SpaceX's Rocket Will Travel to Mars-and NYC to Shanghai
- October 05, 2017

Astronauts sent to the Red Planet via SpaceX in 2024 will then begin laying the foundation for the first Martian outpost. Musk tweeted that Daimler should be investing $10 billion into the plant instead of $1 billion, prompting the company to respond that it is investing over $10 billion into the plant, including electric vehicles; the $1 billion extra is for battery production. (more...)
Kim Kardashian shocks fans with X-rated 'd**k' outburst Kim Kardashian shocks fans with X-rated 'd**k' outburst
- October 05, 2017

Seems like Mrs. West has found her new go-to store. Kim , 36, was noticeably absent from Paris Fashion Week this year, no doubt due to the trauma she experienced when she was robbed at gunpoint. "I definitely was not in my best shape". Taking to her Twitter account, the brunette beauty uploaded a photo of her furry friend and wrote: "last night we lost an angel that was too pure for this earth. (more...)
Walmart Jumps Gun on Google Home Mini Walmart Jumps Gun on Google Home Mini
- October 05, 2017

The smartphones that are expected to challenge the new Apple iPhone range in terms of price and features, but with Android Oreo running inside. Google Pixel 2 price in India starts at Rs. The company is also expected to unveil a next-generation Google Day Dream VR headset, with improved conform level and new technology to enhance the overall user experience. (more...)
Automakers' sales rise as Texas buyers begin replacing hurricane-flooded vehicles Automakers' sales rise as Texas buyers begin replacing hurricane-flooded vehicles
- October 04, 2017

General Motors stock increased more than 3 percent to its highest level since their 2010 post-bankruptcy initial public offering, and Ford Motor closed up over 2 percent at $12.34. September sales would have been even higher without Hurricane Irma, which forced many Florida dealerships to close for a week or longer. New vehicle sales in the Houston area rose 109 percent just three weeks after Hurricane Harvey. (more...)
Intel's Paul Otellini snuffs it
- October 04, 2017

Later on, Mr. Otellini re-organized Intel around platforms for client and server machines, which streamlined development of the company's compute solutions in general. from the University of California, Berkeley. As Krzanich alluded to, Otellini was the first non-engineer to take the helm at Intel, which was considered somewhat controversial at the time among the rank and file. (more...)
The Witcher 3's 4K update for PS4 Pro is here The Witcher 3's 4K update for PS4 Pro is here
- October 04, 2017

There isn't HDR support in this patch, but it sounds like Pro owners with a 1080p display can benefit from supersampling , which is a pleasant surprise. We will keep you updated on both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X patches as soon as possible, so stay tuned for all the latest news. Today, the PS4 Pro version dropped and is available now for all users with a copy of The Witcher 3 . (more...)
HP Spectre 13 and x360 notebooks get redesigned for 2017 HP Spectre 13 and x360 notebooks get redesigned for 2017
- October 04, 2017

For the Spectre 13 , we'll have ceramic white with pale gold accents and dark ash silver with copper accents, while the x360 will be offered in natural silver and dark ash silver with copper accents. According to HP, the Spectre 13 will be available October 29 starting at $1,299.99 and the Spectre x360 will run you $1,149.99. In terms of security, the convertible packs support for Windows Hello via its webcam, as well as through a fingerprint reader on its side. (more...)
Forza Motorsport 7 now available for Xbox and Windows Forza Motorsport 7 now available for Xbox and Windows
- October 04, 2017

Launched with three different versions to get everyone onboard, Forza Motorsport 7 is an Xbox Play Anywhere racing game which gives the players an advantage to play it on both (capable) Windows 10 PC and Xbox One console including the Xbox One X , launching in the coming weeks. (more...)
Rezvani Tank is the modern Wrangler that Jeep won't build Rezvani Tank is the modern Wrangler that Jeep won't build
- October 04, 2017

Not cheap - but the Tank's a whole 'lotta vehicle. The Tank is a rebodied Wrangler that looks like something out of a SciFi video game, with bulging bodywork and power-operated rear-opening rear doors. The 7.9-inch infotainment system comes with Google Maps, Pandora, Stitcher, and other apps and there's also a head-up display for driver info on the go. (more...)
Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry
- October 04, 2017

Explaining the scientific achievement, Peter Brzezinski, Member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, said that this year's scientific invention enables us to "see the molecules inside the cells and how they interact", and "in future, we are able to see the processes of how the molecules structures move". (more...)
When is the harvest moon? And how spectacular will it be? When is the harvest moon? And how spectacular will it be?
- October 04, 2017

Another reason the Harvest Moon is so different from other full moons is that throughout the year, the moon generally rises an "average of about 50 minutes later each day", the Almanac reported , but the closer to the autumnal equinox , there's only a 30-minute difference. (more...)
Xiaomi ships record 10 million smartphones in September Xiaomi ships record 10 million smartphones in September
- October 04, 2017

Apparently, the Mi 5 did not appeal the Indian consumers, which made Xiaomi move out of the flagship segment and concentrate on the budget market. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launch will take place in New Delhi on October 10, as per the launch teaser shared by the company. (more...)
Sensex ends 214 points higher; Nifty settles at 9860-level Sensex ends 214 points higher; Nifty settles at 9860-level
- October 04, 2017

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd rose 3%, Bharat Petroleum Corp. The dollar pulled back and oil extended losses on data showing a rise in USA gasoline stockpiles and crude inventories while gold hovered near seven-week lows. "I expect the USD-INR pair to trade in a range of 65.20-65.80". The dollar index, which measures the United States currency's strength against major currencies, was trading at 93.403, down 0.18% from its previous close of 93.569. (more...)
Jaguar XF Sportbrake Pulls Skier At 117 MPH For World Record Jaguar XF Sportbrake Pulls Skier At 117 MPH For World Record
- October 04, 2017

Bell reached an average top speed of 189.07km/h (117mph) on his skis, and after a couple practice attempts, he felt confident he could smash the record set by GUINESS. You also need an all-wheel drive tow-car that's stable at silly speeds on hard-packed snow, and a long, straight test track in a place cold enough that the snow stays firm, even on a clear, sunny day. (more...)
Google and Facebook Criticized for Spreading Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting Google and Facebook Criticized for Spreading Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting
- October 04, 2017

Users can also visit a Facebook page with information about people they know in the area and see breaking news on the disaster. But even as those rumors were thoroughly, conclusively debunked, this false narrative was picked up in the algorithms that, increasingly, have come to define a person's public-facing identities. (more...)
(NASDAQ:NVDA) Price Target Raised to $250.00 at Evercore ISI (NASDAQ:NVDA) Price Target Raised to $250.00 at Evercore ISI
- October 04, 2017

In other NVIDIA news, Director Tench Coxe sold 50,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 28.47%. Sky Invest has invested 0.41% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ). It also increased its holding in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) by 11,264 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,239 shares, and has risen its stake in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). (more...)
The Fractured But Whole' The Fractured But Whole'
- October 04, 2017

So you thought you could dance but really couldn't? According to the terms of the contest, "Video sequences shall clearly show entrants farting ". Past year the company revealed the rather terrifying Nosulus Rift, an advanced scratch and sniff that sprayed fart smells at you as you played the game. (more...)
Days after violence, BHU VC goes on indefinite leave, cites personal reasons Days after violence, BHU VC goes on indefinite leave, cites personal reasons
- October 04, 2017

With the recent turbulence settling down in Banaras Hindu University (BHU ), the search for a new vice-chancellor began on Saturday. Last month, a number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police after a protest against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent in the BHU, one of the 43 central universities in the country. (more...)