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Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber

Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber They look similar to modern-day spiders, and have fangs, four walking legs and silk-producing spinnerets. The researchers have found four fossils of the spider entombed in chunks of amber from northern Myanmar which helped the scientists to establish a link between the modern spiders and an ancient group of arachnids that had a tail. [Full Article...]

Sources Say This Year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4

Sources Say This Year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 In a series of posts made over the past few days, Sellars also referenced a Nintendo Switch version of Black Ops 4 was in development - a detail we're still working to verify. Returning to the Black Ops arm of the franchise doesn't seem like a far-fetched move for Activision - the last time we saw a Black Ops title was 2015 with Black Ops 3 . [Full Article...]

Lunar photos: 1st super blue blood moon in 35 years

Lunar photos: 1st super blue blood moon in 35 years Many organizations across the country stepped in to enhance the show which was also visible to the naked eye. A super moon is about 14 percent brighter than usual, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. The moon was also visible in Asia and the Middle East, where photographers grabbed the opportunity to take stunning new images of landmarks. Because it was the second full moon dur... [Full Article...]

Kurdish footballer barred from playing in Turkey

Kurdish footballer barred from playing in Turkey The situation in Syria's northern district of Afrin , where the Turkish armed forces are now carrying out the Olive Branch operation, is causing major concerns, Moscow urges all sides to exercise restraint, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Orcas Can Say 'Hello', 'Bye-Bye' and 'One-Two-Three'

Orcas Can Say 'Hello', 'Bye-Bye' and 'One-Two-Three' She had previously been trained to copy actions performed by another orca when given a human gesture. Her vocabulary only includes a handful of words, but with them, an orca at a French marine facility is proving that cetaceans can be taught how to pronounce specific sounds with their blowholes. [Full Article...]

Super Mario Odyssey Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Copies Already

Super Mario Odyssey Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Copies Already The Switch has already outsold Nintendo's previous console, the Wii U, which originally launched in November 2012. Nintendo Switch was one of the most desired products of Christmas 2017 and the sales prospects for the current year seem to be decidedly positive. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone

Amazon's Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone If you do have an Alexa Show, instead of only hearing the updates, you'll also see the latest news and weather on your device. The feature builds upon the previously launched Alexa messaging feature. The caveat here is that the feature worked only when the caller and the receiver had Echo devices. For example, in the United States, users can make free voice calls and messages to Alexa-enabled de... [Full Article...]

EA Confirms Anthem Is Launching Early 2019, Denies Development Woes

EA Confirms Anthem Is Launching Early 2019, Denies Development Woes In the quarter ended December 31, 2017, EA earned $1.16 billion in revenue, essentially flat year-on-year. If you're unable to read the tweet, the note basically states... it is a delay. He's seemingly playing the semantics game, as Kotaku's sources had indicated that the project is behind schedule. Additionally, many within BioWare worry that the continued existence of the company is reliant on... [Full Article...]

Intel notified Chinese companies Of Security Flaws before the US Government

Intel notified Chinese companies Of Security Flaws before the US Government Along with the turn-it-off update , Microsoft also published instructions for manually disabling the defenses against the pertinent Spectre vulnerability . The company's update that removes the problematic patch is available for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and all of the client and server versions of Windows 10. [Full Article...]

Super Blue Blood Moon is coming

Super Blue Blood Moon is coming NASA will stream the moon live beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT). Our next total lunar eclipse will take place on July 27th, but it will only be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. And, unlike a solar eclipse, no special glasses are required. It's also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "blue moon", which happens every two and a half years, ... [Full Article...]

Starbucks' (NASDAQ:SBUX) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Telsey Advisory Group

Starbucks' (NASDAQ:SBUX) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Telsey Advisory Group Wedbush maintained the shares of SBUX in report on Friday, July 22 with "Outperform" rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 2 with "Buy". While earnings and revenue were generally in line with expectations, full-year guidance of $1.45 to $1.70 per share was largely below the consensus for $1.63 per share. [Full Article...]

Haryana DGP warns of 'strict action' against miscreants, 31 arrested — PADMAAVAT PROTESTS

Haryana DGP warns of 'strict action' against miscreants, 31 arrested — PADMAAVAT PROTESTS After protestors reportedly threw rocks at a school bus in Gurugram on Wednesday schools will remain close. The opposition party also slammed the BJP government in Haryana over its "failure" to maintain law and order in the state. Despite prohibitory orders in Gurgaon, hundreds of Shree Rajput Karni Sena supporters protested at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. [Full Article...]

Jio Republic Day Offer

Jio Republic Day Offer Airtel has been concocting new prepaid plans and overhauling the current ones by offering more to the customers, to compete with Jio who has been gaining market share. With the Rs 399 plan, Jio users get 1GB daily data, with a validity of 84 days. Idea Cellular today posted deeper losses of Rs 1,284.5 crore for the quarter ended on December 31, 2017. [Full Article...]

Nintendo eShop adds Celeste on Switch, Pokémon Crystal on 3DS

The organizers of GDC 2018 made public the results of the survey made to developers and the results reflect that interest in the new Nintendo console, Switch, increased significantly. 17 percent of devs expect their next game to be released for VR headsets. It's worth noting that the report's results are a little more bullish for VR's sister in immersive technology, augmented reality. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi submits his presidential candidacy documents to the NEA

Egypt's Sisi submits his presidential candidacy documents to the NEA The army statement said that Anan falsified official documents stating he has ended his service at the armed forces, adding he will be summoned to be interrogated over "the violations and crimes" included in his move towards the presidential bid. [Full Article...]

HMD confirms Android 8.1 Oreo Beta usable for Nokia 8

HMD confirms Android 8.1 Oreo Beta usable for Nokia 8 The feature is live now on devices that can install the latest Android OTA update. The speed of the connection is categorized into four general tags i.e Slow, Ok, Fast , or Very Fast . Further, "OK" for 1 Mbps to 5 Mbps speeds, while " Fast " label will be indicated if the network speed ranges from 5 Mbps to 20 Mbps. Google does however, have plans to collaborate with some partners to relea... [Full Article...]

Ferrari Will Challenge Tesla By Creating an Electric Supercar

Ferrari Will Challenge Tesla By Creating an Electric Supercar While we're still a few years away from the release of Ferrari's battery-powered offering, the company intends to build a supercar - a luxury electric sports vehicle that will appeal directly to wealthy millionaires who are also conscious about their impact on the environment. [Full Article...]

Intel Haswell and Broadwell Reboot Issue Cause Identified

Intel Haswell and Broadwell Reboot Issue Cause Identified There have been numerous reports of issues with the various patches issued by vendors, including Intel . The announcement of the alternative update doesn't inspire confidence that this reboot issue will be fixed shortly. This message is specifically for OEM's, cloud service providers, system manufacturers software vendors and end users. "The security of our products is critical for Intel , our... [Full Article...]

Skyshow Triple Threat: Supermoon, Eclipse and Blue Moon Happen Next Week

Skyshow Triple Threat: Supermoon, Eclipse and Blue Moon Happen Next Week The Super Blue Blood Moon is the third in a series of supermoons. Its two definitions are used nearly interchangeably - as the third full moon in a season that has four full moons, or the second full moon in a calendar month - and it has absolutely no correlation to the colour of the moon. [Full Article...]

Korean delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection

Korean delegates arrive in Seoul for pre-Olympics inspection The Samjiyon art troupe, which comprises orchestra members, singers and dancers, is part of North Korea's Olympic delegation that also includes athletes, officials, journalists and a taekwondo demonstration team. The North Korean delegation's arrival came a day later than originally planned by the two Koreas. Following the talks, the International Olympic Committee outlined details of how ... [Full Article...]


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