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Science What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower
Author: 0 What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

According to Sky and Telescope , comet peepers can expect to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak, with no bright moon mucking up the view. Starting tonight and through the weekend, Shenandoah National Park will be hosting the "Night Sky Festival", with space-related activities, and a front row seat to a meteor shower.

Science BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'
Author: 0 BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

Big Island officials are taking precautions in advance of the storm nearing the state. The last - and weakest - cyclone in the Pacific is Tropical Storm Kristy, which is no threat to land. Hector's center will track about 150 miles south of the Big Island today, then continuing westward, remaining well south of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands through Thursday.

Science Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
Author: 0 Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

Less than three months later, at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, the same first-stage booster fired nine Merlin engines to roar into darkness from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 with 1.7 million pounds of thrust. Uncrewed tests of the full human-rated launch system still have to be completed, but each successful Block 5 launch gives NASA (and SpaceX) greater confidence.

Science Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars
Author: 0 Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

After decades of trying to answer the question of whether Mars has liquid water, scientists appear to have found the answer, and the implications of their discovery could be huge. It may not necessarily be warmer down there, but the pressure of the glacier above, plus the possibility of salt in the water, would lower the water's melting point.

Science Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick on July 9
Author: 0 Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

A total of 26 percent of Trump voters told pollsters that Supreme Court nominees were the most important factor in their voting, compared with only 18 percent of Clinton voters who felt that way. He said that he would be interviewing possible nominees over the weekend. She points to what's known as a "heartbeat bill" in Iowa, where state lawmakers recently approved one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

Science Chicago bracing for risky heat wave — CITY OF NORTHLAKE
Author: 0 Chicago bracing for risky heat wave — CITY OF NORTHLAKE

The heat index should approach 100 on Friday afternoon and could get as high at 110 on Saturday afternoon. The nearest cooling center may be found by calling 311, or visiting the city's "Beat the Heat" website . The highest heat index values will be in the valleys away from the Lake Erie shore. The heat index will be at or near 100 degrees across the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday .

Science USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm
Author: 0 USA states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

Severe Subtropical Storm Alberto "has the same impacts as a tropical storm", Kottlowski noted, adding, "that includes tropical-storm-force winds of 39-55 miles per hour, a storm surge potential, heavy rain and the potential for isolated tornadoes".

Science New music streaming service YouTube Music to be launched next week
Author: 0 New music streaming service YouTube Music to be launched next week

Google Play Music subscribers will automatically move to YouTube Music , without losing their playlists, purchases and uploads. The new promotion upheld adaptation of YouTube Music will be accessible for free . The audio-visual app will promises "music videos that you can't find anywhere else" plus "deep cuts you can't find anywhere else", suggesting that exclusive content will differentiate YouTube Music from its competitors .

Science Uber will no longer silence victims of sexual assault
Author: 0 Uber will no longer silence victims of sexual assault

The decision to yield to pressure from critics who had pushed Uber to forgo the controversial legal practice is the companys latest move to improve its badly tarnished image since Dara Khosrowshahi took over as chief executive last August. "Its important to give sexual assault, and harassment survivors control of how they pursue their claims". That would include rides and deliveries, as well as incidents that happen before pickup or after drop-off.

Science The OnePlus 6 Was Briefly Listed On Amazon Germany
Author: 0 The OnePlus 6 Was Briefly Listed On Amazon Germany

The listing was quickly taken down by Amazon Germany, however, thanks to the folks over at WinFuture , we still have the details that were leaked . It not only shows the device in full glory but also the internal hardware. Live images that have leaked in the past have shown us what the phone looks like, and, the CAD-based renders that surfaced online last week gave us a look at this 2018 OnePlus flagship from multiple angles.

Science Walmart Accidentally Leaks Borderlands 3 And Rage 2 Ahead Of E3
Author: 0 Walmart Accidentally Leaks Borderlands 3 And Rage 2 Ahead Of E3

The screenshot was shared by Wario64 on Twitter , a name that long-time readers may well recognise as he's revealed a few interesting tidbits over the years. Neither of which is intended for the Xbox One. It's an exciting time to be a gamer. Rage 2 is the one that really stands out from the crowd, but there's also the small matter of the Assassin's Creed game listed (there's no subtitle).

Science Google announces smart compose for Gmail users
Author: 0 Google announces smart compose for Gmail users

The Smart Compose feature operates in the background and users can write an email normally while the AI-integration will offer suggestions as they type. Google explains that the new snooze button in Gmail for iOS means you can delay dealing with an email until later. Remember that Google will soon be rolling out these new attributes in phases, so in the event that you don't find them onto your own iPhone right wait, then you need to wait till they reach your nation.

Science Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices
Author: 0 Android Things 1.0 is ready for consumer devices

When you plug the JBL Link Bar into your TV, for example, you can then say "Hey Google" and ask it to play whatever TV show, movie or YouTube content you want to watch or listen to. Google is going to announce its in-house Android TV dongle which will also support a remote for one-handed navigation experience. "The Android platform, Google services and Google's working relationship with app developers in-house and worldwide will help us further improve the Volvo auto experience".

Author: 0 Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

Microsoft also detailed its new Your Phone iOS app for Windows 10 . The five-year initiative will include seed grants for startups, nonprofit organizations and academic researchers, as well as deeper investments and expertise from Microsoft researchers.

Science Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now
Author: 0 Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset on Sale Now

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset. However, as of Tuesday morning, the $199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. "For the first time, Oculus brings you a truly standalone VR headset-with no additional hardware, computers, or devices required".

Science Microsoft Windows 10 April Update to be released today
Author: 0 Microsoft Windows 10 April Update to be released today

It can be scheduled to be turned on at a particular time like working time for example. The Timeline feature is probably the most interesting one, as it allows users to resume the app states of the apps they used on different (but connected) machines.

Science Amazon Now Delivers To Late Model GM Vehicles
Author: 0 Amazon Now Delivers To Late Model GM Vehicles

Owners of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles with an active OnStar account will be able to have Amazon packages delivered inside their vehicle using Amazon Key . For those who are anxious about security and think that it couldn't possibly be safe to have a stranger unlock their vehicle to leave a package inside the trunk, Amazon highlights that it has taken several security measures.

Science Facebook Received Positive Audit, Despite Cambridge Analytica Data Transfers
Author: 0 Facebook Received Positive Audit, Despite Cambridge Analytica Data Transfers

Facebook said no "sensitive pieces of information" such as financial passwords were taken, though information about a user's identity and location was available. Further, the fact that the report is heavily redacted makes it hard for analysts to understand how the conclusion was made. "Anybody can be taken by this", said Bagnetto, 38, a triathlon coach who lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and said he didn't blame whichever of his friends took the quiz for exposing his data.

Science Terry Rozier, Thon Maker Double Technical in Game 2 Reportedly Rescinded
Author: 0 Terry Rozier, Thon Maker Double Technical in Game 2 Reportedly Rescinded

They ranked 25th in attempted threes during the regular season and they don't shy away from the mid-range game as drastically as most teams do in today's game. Al Horford led the way with a remarkable all-around performance of 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals. You can see that in the effort, the strategy and the turnovers.

Science Here's how to watch the planet-hunting TESS satellite launch
Author: 0 Here's how to watch the planet-hunting TESS satellite launch

The NASA-funded, MIT-designed Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) is hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA is all set to launch its next hunt for planets outside our solar system as preparations get underway for the launch of the TESS satellite, which will be carried into space in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday morning.

Science Facebook user privacy settings get major revamp
Author: 0 Facebook user privacy settings get major revamp

To make the most of the massive amounts of data Facebook is able to gather from its users, it combines data collected from a user like what page did they most recently like with data from the advertiser themselves about perhaps a loyalty program for members, and with information from a third party.

Science Fortnite Battle Royale Free Items With Amazon and Twitch Prime
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There's some Fortnite Battle Royale loot being given out to Amazon Prime members, who are also signed up to Twitch Prime . At GDC 2018, Peter Ellis, Art Director Epic Games , took to his panel to display off some Fortnite art pieces that could suggest that the battle royale shooter will be receiving some new maps in the future.

Science Sonic Mania Is Getting An Expanded
Author: 0 Sonic Mania Is Getting An Expanded "Plus" Release This Summer

Sonic most recently came to the homes of players via Sonic Mania , a well-received classic take on the franchise with some new elements mixed in for good measure. The physical release of Sonic Mania Plus also includes holographic packaging and a 32-page art book. While Sonic R was an on-foot racing game, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed put Sonic and friends into high-speed karts and other vehicles.

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Author: 0 "Sonic Mania Plus" Announced Along with New Animated Shorts

Sonic fans and collectors will be happy to know that Sonic Mania Plus's packaging is holographic and includes a 32-page art book. Sonic Mania Plus will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this summer, while details are scarce on the hinted Sonic Racing title.

Science Scientists have calculated where the unmanaged collapse of the Chinese space station
Author: 0 Scientists have calculated where the unmanaged collapse of the Chinese space station

In a May 2017 update provided to the United Nations , China said Tiangong-1 "ceased functioning" on March 16, 2016 but provided no additional details about the status of the orbiting outpost. "Once it starts to break apart, each of the pieces will fall along the track, but they can be spread out by several hundred miles", he added. "During its re-entry, most of its parts will burn up through the atmosphere, leaving only a few to land on Earth ".

Science Attorney Investigating Arizona: DeAndre Ayton 'Abided By All Applicable Rules', 'Fully Eligible'
Author: 0 Attorney Investigating Arizona: DeAndre Ayton 'Abided By All Applicable Rules', 'Fully Eligible'

Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton , a candidate for college basketball's player of the year, has played in 29 games and will likely play the rest of the season because he is said to be eligible to do so. I can say with confidence that DeAndre Ayton has abided by all applicable rules and regulations and is fully eligible to participate as a member of the Men's Basketball team.

Science Sony's New Model Xperia XZ2 Compact Leaks with Interesting Changes
Author: 0 Sony's New Model Xperia XZ2 Compact Leaks with Interesting Changes

Swedish Android site, SweDroid , has published details of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact which they say will be announced at the event, which takes place around 6:30pm AEDT on Monday 26th of February. As far as hardware specs are concerned, it is likely that this device will have at its heart the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor . This will be a bigger device, however.

Science NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth
Author: 0 NASA space probe takes 'furthest ever' photo from Earth

FILE - This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface. The red line marks the path of the New Horizons spacecraft. New Horizons was even farther from home than NASA's Voyager 1 when it captured the famous " Pale Blue Dot " image of Earth.

Science Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google
Author: 0 Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google

In contrast to Nest's 11 millions devices sold figure, this past fall Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stated that his company has sold " tens of millions " of Alexa-enabled products. Google acquired Nest about four years ago, but it kept the company at arm's length. Previously, Nest operated under Alphabet's "Other Bets" group of projects.

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