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Science Mobile Raises Unlimited Data Throttling Threshold From 32GB to 50GB
Author: 0 Mobile Raises Unlimited Data Throttling Threshold From 32GB to 50GB

Starting September 20, T-Mobile is set to raise its "fair usage threshold", also known as its data prioritization limit, to 50GB from 32GB. It means your speeds will potentially nosedive if you're trying to use a congested tower at peak times (say, rush hour outside a train station), but should remain high if no one else is using the network.

Science Kaspersky software banned from U.S. government agencies ars_ab.settitle(1165929)
Author: 0 Kaspersky software banned from U.S. government agencies ars_ab.settitle(1165929)

USA authorities also believe that " certain Kaspersky officials " could have ties with Russian intelligence and other government agencies, providing an opportunity for United States security to be " compromised ". Best Buy did not link its decision to US Senator Jeanne Shaheen's attempt to have Kaspersky banned on government computers , but didn't explain it either.

Science Weekend box office: IT makes over 10 times more than second place
Author: 0 Weekend box office: IT makes over 10 times more than second place

This is by far the biggest September debut ever surpassing " Hotel Transylvania 2 " in 2015 and sets a new benchmark for a horror movie debut, according to Dergarabedian. There's absolutely no question which flick ruled the box office this weekend: It is the most popular movie in America, with a HUGE opening weekend in theaters over the last few days! Andy Muschietti directs a script by Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga .

Science Huawei Honor 6 Play is Official with 5-inch HD display
Author: 0 Huawei Honor 6 Play is Official with 5-inch HD display

The internal storage of the phone is 16GB and it can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. The phone already runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and is topped by the EMUI 5.1. On the camera front, you'll find a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera for taking selfies. The V9 Play is another attempt from the company to cater to its audience that is looking for a well-equipped phone on a budget.

Science Nissan unveils new e-car with self-driving capabilities
Author: 0 Nissan unveils new e-car with self-driving capabilities

Nissan says it will go on sale in over 60 markets around the world, although details regarding its Australian arrival are yet to be confirmed. The worry for Nissan , however, is that "range anxiety" will dampen excitement over the new release.

Science Here's how Xbox One games will handle mouse and keyboard support
Author: 0 Here's how Xbox One games will handle mouse and keyboard support

Ybarra ends the question by saying that support for the devices will be coming soon. I imagine that it would be game gifting coming soon, with the holiday season fast approaching. Even if this seems a frightful news, it's no big deal as the Xbox One S has always been a better option according to most reviews. Microsoft is going to coach developers as well as studios to ensure they add the feature, because there is the potential for problems with imbalance to take place.

Science Huawei unveils their Kirin 970 chipset for mobile AI computing
Author: 0 Huawei unveils their Kirin 970 chipset for mobile AI computing

Huawei will be launching its new flagship phone next month which uses artificial intelligence (AI) powered features such as instant image recognition, to be the front runner of the mobile industry. No word yet on which devices will be the first to utilize Huawei's Kirin 970 or when they'll arrive. The Shenzhen-based company is due to release its Mate 10 series in Munich, Germany on October 16 , according to Yu.

Science Xiaomi Mi A1 Leak 'Confirms' A Big Surprise
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A1 Leak 'Confirms' A Big Surprise

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a global launch event on September 5. The device is also expected to come with 3D facial recognition and will sport a 6.4-inch IPS LCD display , and it looks curvy on the edges. The screenshots reveal that the storage on that phone is 245GB, meaning, the internal storage will be 256GB in the Mi Mix 2. Well, the Xiaomi lovers must keep their fingers crossed and wait until 5th September.

Science Hubble delivers hints of water on Earth-like TRAPPIST-1 system
Author: 0 Hubble delivers hints of water on Earth-like TRAPPIST-1 system

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the surface of the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1, the researchers found that although the innermost planets must have lost most - if not all - of their water , the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts.

Science Sony Jumps Into Smart-Speaker Market With Assist From Google
Author: 0 Sony Jumps Into Smart-Speaker Market With Assist From Google

Users can utilize motions to control the savvy speaker. Panasonic , meanwhile, unveiled the GA10 smart speaker featuring a classy design and available in black or white. The device combines a premium music speaker with Alphabet's ( GOOGL ) Google Assistant voice controls and intelligent assistant software. The Assistant-powered speaker will play you music based on your commands from services like Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora, let you know what the weather is like, and ...

Science LG V30 Launched With FullVision Display, Dual Cameras and Snapdragon 835
Author: 0 LG V30 Launched With FullVision Display, Dual Cameras and Snapdragon 835

Despite the change in display size from 5.7 inches on the LG V20 to 6 inches on the V30, the latter is still 8mm shorter and 3mm narrower than the former. There is a 16-megapixel normal lens on the rear with a 70-degree field of view and optical image stabilization ( OIS ). Point Zoom, however, "allows users to zoom in on any subject smoothly using the zoom slider, regardless of its position in the frame".

Science Nest unveils affordable connected thermostat
Author: 0 Nest unveils affordable connected thermostat

We previously caught a glimpse of the Thermostat E when Evan Blass leaked an image of the then unnamed device. It also comes with a pre-configured schedule to start saving energy straight out of the box. The biggest takeaway when comparing differences of the E to the original Nest Thermostat is the price. You can still, through the settings, switch to Auto Schedule if you want Thermostat E to learn.

Science Bill Nye sues Disney over Science Guy profits
Author: 0 Bill Nye sues Disney over Science Guy profits

Nye reports first discovering an accounting error in 2008 and engaged in "futile negotiations" with Disney to obtain more documents associated with the error. According to Variety , the lawsuit against Disney states Disney and Nye came to an agreement that Nye would earn 16% of what " Bill Nye The Science Guy ." brought in over the years.

Science Why did Verizon kill the Unlimited plan that everyone loved?
Author: 0 Why did Verizon kill the Unlimited plan that everyone loved?

That's not completely unwarranted: OpenSignal found that average LTE speeds on Verizon dropped after the move to unlimited , so it's clear that some people are using data so often that they're bogging down the network. Verizon's unlimited plans, though, have been priced higher. The goal is to offer the most budget-conscious customers a lower price in return for service limits that help the carriers save bandwidth.

Science 'N Korea must stand down in its pursuit of nuclear weapons'
Author: 0 'N Korea must stand down in its pursuit of nuclear weapons'

A day earlier Trump warned the North against threatening the US. It comes following an exchange of threats and boasts of nuclear power by President Donald Trump and North Korea. Trump followed his threat with a tweet Wednesday declaring the U.S.is more than ready for a war. He was responding to reporters' questions on the North Korean nuclear capabilities.

Science SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH
Author: 0 SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH

Lunar eclipses also have the advantage of being visible from the entire hemisphere of the Earth where the Moon is above the horizon, rather than being most impressive along a narrow track. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the umbral region of the Earth's shadow and becomes imperceptible. The space circuit in India is buzzing with excitement and anticipation ever since word about the lunar eclipse spread.

Science Trump says Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to the US
Author: 0 Trump says Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to the US

This time, months after many sounded off about the White House's travel ban from six predominantly Muslim countries, a number of leading tech CEOs had their say on Mr Trump's tweets this morning, which said that the United States military "will not accept or allow" transgender individuals to serve "in any capacity".

Science The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher
Author: 0 The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher

Girma Berkessa says in the complaint that an "extremely intoxicated" Oher pushed him to the ground, kicked him and called him a homophobic slur several times April 14. It's the first personnel move under Panthers new interim general manager Marty Hurney , who was hired on Wednesday. The 31-year old tackle was a big component of the Panthers' 15-1 season in 2015, as he started all 16 games for them at left tackle, and he had three years remaining on his contract after having been extended ...

Science Elon Musk says he has government approval for an East Coast Hyperloop
Author: 0 Elon Musk says he has government approval for an East Coast Hyperloop

In a statement, the White House said it had had "promising conversations to date" with Musk and was committed to "transformative infrastructure projects". The Boring Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He attracted naysayers when he announced plans to build a reusable rocket - but his company SpaceX stunned the world in 2015 when it successfully guided a rocket to a safe landing after launch in a never-before-seen move.

Science NASA videos take you on a personal tour of Pluto
Author: 0 NASA videos take you on a personal tour of Pluto

This week - using data from that voyage and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon - scientists released two videos showing Pluto from a vantage point even closer than the spacecraft traveled. The team behind the mission was "blown away by the incredible diversity of terrain on Pluto and just generally, the collection of phenomena we've observed throughout the Pluto system ", project scientist Hal Weaver told CBS News a year ago.

Science Maryam Mirzakhani, prize-winning mathematician, dies at 40
Author: 0 Maryam Mirzakhani, prize-winning mathematician, dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani , the first woman to win what is viewed as the Nobel Prize for Mathematics, died on Saturday in USA, after battling with the fatal breast cancer for last four years. According to the awarding committee , Mirzakhani's genius came from her "rare combination of superb technical ability, bold ambition, far-reaching vision, and deep curiosity".

Science China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
Author: 0 China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

It continued saying the base was a decision made by both countries after 'friendly negotiations and accords with the common interest of the people from both sides'. China joins the US, France and Japan, among others, with permanent bases in Djibouti, a former French colony with a population of less than one million residents.

Science Invites & voice chat drops July 21 alongside Splatoon 2
Author: 0 Invites & voice chat drops July 21 alongside Splatoon 2

For Nintendo Switch owners, this will be their first chance to try out the Nintendo Switch Online app and service, which will be free until sometime next year. Players can check to see which real life monuments they could have covered with all of their ink. Summer 2017 gets players into some wild fun with Splatoon 2 , the sequel to the hit third-person, team-based shooter.

Author: 0 Plane was shaking like a washing machine

A Perth Airport spokesman said the issue was related to an engine. The West Australian newspaper cited passengers on yesterday's flight as saying they heard a bang and then the plane started shuddering. No one was hurt during the incident. And passengers were told to hold "the brace position" for about two minutes during the landing, he said, which was smooth.

Author: 0 NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

One of the most notable new additions is known as KOI-7711, indicated by the yellow dot just to the right of Earth on the plot above (as "7711.01"). With the release of this catalog-derived from data publicly available on the NASA Exoplanet Archive-there are now 4,034 planet candidates identified using the Kepler telescope, which hunts for planets by detecting the minuscule drop in a star's brightness during transit (when a planet crosses in front of it).

Science Republican health bill: Democrats pledge Senate standstill over secrecy
Author: 0 Republican health bill: Democrats pledge Senate standstill over secrecy

One Senate aide says Democrats' current plan is to hold the floor until midnight and members will use the time to tell constituent stories about the Affordable Care Act . Senate Republicans are expected to ease some of its cuts to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, and make other changes. The plan has not been made public! Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to be as close to 50 votes as possible before he unveils his legislation.

Author: 0 Uber weighs leave of absence for CEO

Holder's recommendations for the company include a shakeup of Uber leadership - including a three-month leave of absence for Kalanick. Full view will be published shortly. Fasten, an Uber rival that operates in Boston and Austin, Texas, said it saw a 25 percent ridership increase the week after an Uber boycott started. "I signed on with the company nearly four years ago and it has truly been the experience of a lifetime helping Uber become the fastest growing company of all-time - ...

Science E3 2017: Skyrim On Nintendo Switch Adds Zelda Gear And Motion Controls
Author: 0 E3 2017: Skyrim On Nintendo Switch Adds Zelda Gear And Motion Controls

We do know, however, that the expansion will make its debut on June 29, so you could be playing with brand new cards and completing new missions by the end of the month. All I'm hoping for is some sweet Princess Zelda garb for my female Kajit. The port on Switch will also include three official add-ons - Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.

Science Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing
Author: 0 Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

President Donald Trump , right, and Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis, left, walk together to a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 9, 2017. "Be fair, Jon", Trump said. Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. Trump speaks at a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis .

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