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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 - ...

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 .

Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Apple Unveils HomePod, Its Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker

The big question is whether or not people are going to be willing to spend this much for the HomePod , and what kind of support Apple will offer for third party apps, like Spotify. Will any of this change with Apple's next version of its operating system? You'll even be able to send iMessages. Apple CEO Tim Cook waves to the crowd at the end of his keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on June 13, 2016.

Author: 0 Trump says he will announce decision on Paris climate agreement Thursday

A month ago, Gov. John Hickenlooper was one of 12 Democratic governors who formally asked Trump not to pull out of the agreement . Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. Trump has decided he will, in fact, pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, Axios reports , citing two sources with knowledge of the decision.

Author: 0 US Plans First Test Of ICBM Intercept, With North Korea On Mind

State media reported the new weapon system is created to "detect and strike different targets flying from any location". North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts with Ri Pyong-chol (left). G7 urged Pyongyang to comply in full with all relevant UN Security Council resolutions and to abandon all its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Images and video footage released by KCNA and Rodong Sinmun show the KN-06's interceptor successfully ejecting from its canister, properly igniting its ...

Science Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident
Author: 0 Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Her husband Donald is in serious condition following the tragic accident. Bonnie Kalanick had already passed away and her husband was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center. The sheriff's office says an autopsy of the woman is planned. Travis Kalanick , chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., gestures as he speaks during the Institute of Directors (IOD) annual convention at the Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct.

Science Indian naval ship leaves for Lanka
Author: 0 Indian naval ship leaves for Lanka

The country's Disaster Management Centre said more than 61,000 people had been affected by the conditions, while more than 2,000 had been taken to safer places. "I have my doubts". Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe, who is heading the search and rescue mission. "Most of the fatalities were due to landslides and only a very few drowned", said Senaratne who is also the health minister.

Author: 0 Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the entire Muslim-majority region of Mindanao late May 23, but ucanews.com reported that many, including church leaders, characterized the imposition of martial law as an overreaction.

Author: 0 Apple's New iPad Plans Might Be Ramping Up for a Big Unveiling

Monthly shipments are set to go up from 500,000 units now to 600,000 units by July. That said, it's not a stretch to extrapolate that the annual unit shipment run rate of these devices could be in the ballpark of 10 million (probably a bit lower since early demand for the product should be higher than demand for it later in the cycle).

Science SBI net profit up 122.72% in Q4
Author: 0 SBI net profit up 122.72% in Q4

The company's general insurance arm, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance posted profit after tax at Rs 165 crore as against Rs 208 crore. Its net profit for the quarter increased by 7.8 per cent to Rs.2814 crore in Q4FY17 versus Rs.2610 crore in th previous quarter.

Science Oppo named under world's top 3 smartphone maker
Author: 0 Oppo named under world's top 3 smartphone maker

Mawston pointed out that Oppo's previous flagship 4G model, the R9, was the world's sixth best-selling smartphone in the second quarter of past year. "Huawei and Xiaomi have occasionally snuck a model into the top ten globally from 2014 to 2016, but have not been able to sustain their momentum", he said.

Science Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Available For Sale In China
Author: 0 Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Available For Sale In China

SquareTrade went on to describe the devices as "medium-high risk" when it came to breakability with the S8 earning a score of 76/100 and the S8 Plus scoring 77/100. Furthermore, the Galaxy S8 was the most breakable smartphone put through dropping and tumbling tests conducted by the insurer. Samsung's moves are being largely anticipated regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

Author: 0 Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan: minister

India has not sent an official delegation to attend the "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing and instead criticised China's global initiative, warning of an "unsustainable debt burden" for countries involved. The launch was seen as a challenge to a new South Korean president who was elected last week and came as U.S., Japanese and European naval forces gathered for war games in the Pacific.

Science UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
Author: 0 UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

Ms Rudd said: "Of the 48 that have been impacted, a lot of them are back to normal course of business". The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center said it is "working round the clock" to restore vital health services. The ransomware used in the attack is called WannaCry and attacks Windows operating systems. Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain's National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal, said many British hospitals ...

Author: 0 Halo Gets a Little Closer to Real with a Cortana Hologram

Just this week, Microsoft unveiled the Invoke, a Cortana-powered Echo rival, manufactured by Samsung subsidiary Harman Kardon. Microsoft announced that it has struck partnerships with HP and Intel to launch Cortana powered Bluetooth speakers to compete with the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Author: 0 Israeli teenager arrested for bomb threats to JCCs

Thursday's arrest is the second in response to the threats. He was arrested on Thursday morning at home in Ashkelon town in Israel. Nelson and Republican U.S. Israeli police say he used advanced technology to cover up the origin of his calls and communications. The lawyer said that a peculiarity of the American-Israeli treaty is that Israeli nationals found guilty in the USA can serve their prison sentences either in the states or the Middle East, meaning that the authorities who ...

Science London attack victim plunges into river
Author: 0 London attack victim plunges into river

It is not known whether she was thrown in by the impact of the crash or jumped into the water to avoid the carnage. Metropolitan Police said five people were killed - including the attacker - and at least 40 others were injured in the attack on the bridge and Parliament.

Science Samsung Galaxy S8 colour options and price revealed
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 colour options and price revealed

AKG is a trademark owned by Harman International, and Samsung made a decision to acquire Harman International a year ago for $8 billion. As mid-range phones, the two are most-impressive in terms of specs, features and performance. However, it is still unclear to fans whether the new device will be available in time to be incorporated in the Galaxy Note 8. It is unclear why Samsung would let users jump ship from their prized interface, and even more unclear why Microsoft would give their ...

Science BioWare Responds to Mass Effect Criticism
Author: 0 BioWare Responds to Mass Effect Criticism

Yes, the model here is very much like Mass Effect 3, with various rarities for unlockable characters, weapons, mods and so on. As with all Bioware games there is a lot of dialogue and certainly at the beginning there is a great deal of conversation and exposition to get through.

Science Drake Already Released The Playlist We'll Hear All Summer
Author: 0 Drake Already Released The Playlist We'll Hear All Summer

The set totalled 61,302,082 streams in the 24 hours, surging past Divide's 56,727,861 streams on March 3. Drake also hasn't released a good album since "Nothing Was the Same". United Kingdom rapper Giggs, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Sampha and the long awaited Kanye feature were my personal favorites. Part of the album's success could be down to Drake's fleeting romance with Jennifer Lopez, which enthralled fans and had the internet awash with rumours.

Science Trump DOJ to Appeal Maryland Ruling Against Muslim Ban 2.0
Author: 0 Trump DOJ to Appeal Maryland Ruling Against Muslim Ban 2.0

Then, after the first executive order was rolled out in January, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox that "when [Trump] first announced it, he said , 'Muslim ban.' He called me up". Many critics of the ban have even used Trump's campaign speeches as proof that his ban was indeed nothing but discrimination against a religious group.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8: Leaked Info Reveals Colors, Prices

The models may become the most expensive smartphones ever sold by Samsung, surpassing the Galaxy S3 LTE released in 2012, which was sold for 994,400 won. This would mean a big improvement for the Note series since writing with the stylus will result in different strokes, depending on the push. The screen further has a protection of Gorilla Glass 4.

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament Second Round: No. 3 Florida State vs. No

First, the standard stuff: Dwayne Bacon led Florida State with 25 points and nine rebounds on 11-17 shooting. Before NCAA Tournament pairings were completely revealed, CBS commentator Seth Davis was all but guaranteeing that East Tennessee State will, if allowed, bust brackets.

Science Alexa comes to iOS via the Amazon shopping app
Author: 0 Alexa comes to iOS via the Amazon shopping app

From there, you can use Alexa like you normally would, asking her to perform a variety of different tasks. It is worth mentioning that there is a standalone Alexa for iOS app which is a companion app for all Alexa-enabled hardware. Just press the microphone button, and Alexa will be summoned and ready to answer your questions. Some of those skills will require set up in the separate Alexa app or website.

Author: 0 Clinton Has 10 Times More Votes Than She Needed to Beat Trump

He also said he was "never a fan of the Electoral College", adding, "until now". The walkouts by high school students, some encouraged by teachers and administrators, led to one 15-year-old Trump supporter getting beat up by class mates, while other acts of violence have taken place against those who admitted to voting for the president-elect.

Science OnePlus 3T To Launch In India On 2 December
Author: 0 OnePlus 3T To Launch In India On 2 December

If your (now) old OnePlus 3 failed to take those breathtaking selfies, the OnePlus 3T is more than capable to make you look pretty on the impromptu portraits shots you tend to take. "For those who were on previous versions for the OnePlus 3 , we appreciate your active feedback and attempts to reach out to us". For those of you who don't know, the OnePlus 3T costs $439 in the United States, and it will be priced at €439 in Europe.

Science Oracle's cloud sales approach $1bn, attacks Workday and AWS in results
Author: 0 Oracle's cloud sales approach $1bn, attacks Workday and AWS in results

How could that happen, Ellison remarked, quickly answering: "email leaks". "Workloads can be moved back and forth as needed from the data center to the cloud, with no difference in performance", he said. "This is a very important part of our platform compatibility, migration, and coexistence story", said Ellison. With its annual OpenWorld conference having kicked off on Sunday, Oracle (ORCL) has issued nine press releases over the last 24 hours to unveil new products, services and ...

Science HPE to sell off software bundle to Micro Focus
Author: 0 HPE to sell off software bundle to Micro Focus

With this move, the US company will slim down its overall operations and shift focus to other key business operations. HPE's big data, security, and IT management products - including some of its ex-Autonomy assets - will be spun out into a new company that will merge with Micro Focus.

Author: 0 Could No Man's Sky Be Coming To Xbox One?

Then there's the expectations for the game, which have ranged widely - from those hoping for a Mass Effect-esque combination of exploration and combat, to those wanting a Minecraft-esque sense of creative freedom. "You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is". Bizarrely, the game also uses a cursor to hover over inventory slots and dialogue options.

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