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Mega Asteroid to Buzz Earth on Wednesday

Mega Asteroid to Buzz Earth on Wednesday

However, it will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size in terms of astronomical distances, given that on 19 April it will arrive at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million k...

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The Next Big Thing: Microsoft Surface CloudBook

It is speculated that this year they will be looking for a revision of the popular Surface Pro. Microsoft has a big software and hardware event scheduled in NY on May 2, and a new Surface CloudBo...

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Apple offering superior iPad Air 2 for fourth-generation iPad replacements

Apple offering superior iPad Air 2 for fourth-generation iPad replacements

It is also to be noted that Apple would first try to fix the broken iPad and only if it can not be repaired, they would consider the option of replacing it with iPad Air 2 . Users who need to repla...

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Philippines' Duterte retracts vow on Spratlys flag

Philippines' Duterte retracts vow on Spratlys flag

Duterte first made the threat on 6 April when he told reporters: "I have ordered the armed forces to occupy all - these so many islands, I think nine or 10 - put up structures and the Philippine flag"...

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Scientists find first live specimen of fabled giant shipworm

Scientists find first live specimen of fabled giant shipworm

A giant shipworm is a bivalve , like a clam or an oyster, and it has its own shell. "Finding the animal confirmed that". The mud in Kuphus' habitat emits hydrogen sulfide, a gas which smells of r...

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Samsung Blocks Remapping Of Bixby's Button

Bixby was unveiled as the headline feature of the Galaxy S8 in late March, with the smartphone featuring a dedicated button on the left side to activate the feature. The company also faced supply shor...

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Monday Apple Rumors: Possible iPhone 8 Design Leaks

According to Business Korea , LG Display "virtually decided" to supply small and medium panels for Apple's iPhone 8 . Of course, we'll have to wait iPhone 8 launch to confirm what Apple has i...

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North Korean envoy at United Nations warns of nuclear war possibility

That strategy, designed not to reward Kim Jong Un for his provocations by giving him the satisfaction of an angry US government reaction, makes sense as far as it goes. He said the American commitmen...

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Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies in Italy at 117

Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies in Italy at 117

She thrived on an unorthodox, unbalanced diet. After her first love died in World War I, a different man forced her into an abusive marriage. "'Either you agree to marry me or I will kill you'", Mo...

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Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid

Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid

What's more, "accordingly, as the author and architect of the Calexit ballot initiative petition which is now circulating in California, it is only proper, given my intention to seek permanent residen...

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Bahubali 2 release in Karnataka faces an uphill task

Bahubali 2 release in Karnataka faces an uphill task

But, Sathyaraj made those comments nine years ago. More than 30 films starring Satyaraj were released in Karnataka including "Baahubali, The Beginning". We don't know if our voice would pacify the pro...

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NASA spies unexplained crack in Greenland glacier

NASA spies unexplained crack in Greenland glacier

Stef Lhermitte, a professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, first alerted the NASA team to the crack's coordinates after spotting it in satellite images, Washington Post rep...

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N. Korea's behaviour can not continue: USA national security adviser

New language in the Treasury report citing a history of currency intervention in China, South Korea and Taiwan is in line with what experts say could be eventual changes to the criteria aimed at deter...

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Prince death investigation documents: Opioids found in several places in Paisley Park

Some were in prescription bottles for Johnson, while others were in bottles marked "Watson 853", a label used for a drug that is a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, another opioid painkiller. Ac...

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The new Android update is breaking fingerprint sensors

The new Android update is breaking fingerprint sensors

However, Motorola has informally confirmed via chat to the senior member of the XDA Developers forum that the Z Play would indeed receive the Android 7.1.1 update. Still waiting for the new software...

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Over One Million Switch Units Sold Worldwide

With 925,000 of those sold on Switch, this somewhat surprisingly indicates that more copies of the game were sold than Switch consoles. The report further suggests that Nintendo Switch mini could ...

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Electronic Arts takes the wraps off Star Wars Battlefront II

But now we know who the game will revolve around - a commander of the Inferno Squad , by the name of Iden Versio (played by Sleepy Hollow's Janina Gavankar). Revel in deep class-based online gamepl...

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Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'

Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'

The researchers concluded that the rerouted flow from the glacier shows that "radical reorganizations of drainage can occur in a geologic instant, although they may also be driven by longer-term clima...

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Illinois bill would ban passenger removal after UAL incident

Illinois bill would ban passenger removal after UAL incident

David Dao will just add some zeros to the doctor's planned lawsuits against the airline and the city of Chicago. Dao, who didn't attend the news conference, was released from a local hospital late W...

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Protesters Call For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Protesters Call For Release Of Trump's Taxes

There are several theories attempting to explain Trump's obstinacy about refusing to release his tax returns, but ultimately it still remains a mystery. Cryer tweeted a photo of a placard showing Sta...

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Philadelphia police call search for Facebook killer a precaution

Officials with the group said Stephens has been employed with the organization as a youth mentor and a vocational specialist since 2008. Police urged the suspect to turn himself in, but he remaine...

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April the giraffe has calf in front of 1.2 million online audience

April the giraffe has calf in front of 1.2 million online audience

At 8 a.m. Saturday, he posted a second song, " All the Waiting is Over " which he wrote about five days ago in anticipation of the baby boy giraffe's arrival. Those have included a parody of the live-...

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Family members mourn the death of Facebook shooting victim

OH police alerted residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and MI to be on the lookout. "What happened today is senseless", Williams said in a message to Stephens. Police urged the suspect to t...

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'Fast 8' on fastest track to reap China's box office gold

F7 went on to gross RMB 2.426 billion ($391 million), and remains China's highest-grossing Hollywood film of all-time, but the new installment's historic opening bodes well for a run challenging RMB...

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Officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

Officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

Yet Boris Johnson spoke up in support of the U.S.'s activity in the region saying, "We stand alongside our global partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to United Nations resolutions ...

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Microsoft quietly patched Shadow Brokers' hacking tools

On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and Latin A...

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SwRI scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus

SwRI scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus

The way in which NASA intends to stop the mission is by making the spacecraft dive through the space between Saturn and its rings several times, before eventually crashing it into the planet itself ...

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Minecraft For Switch Launching In May

Nintendo NTDOY also revealed that it sold more than 1.3 million The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units to the US during the month, including 925,000 copies for the Nintendo Switch. Breath ...

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Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life

They described their findings in the journal Science . The plumes are 98 percent water, scientists said, with traces of molecules including ammonia, carbon dioxide and methane. According to NASA, t...

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No Bixby Voice at Galaxy S8 launch

There's no timing about other countries. So the company did indicate that Bixby may have a slow start, but the lack of one of the most important traits at the very beginning will make it more ha...

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Microsoft launches Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam

Microsoft launches Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam

Although I'm taking this information with a huge grain of salt, it seems that gamers and Halo fans alike really want the third Halo (or the entire series in general) to come to PC. Furthermore, it...

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Apple receives permit to test Self-driving cars on Public roads

Apple reportedly scaled back its auto plans late in 2016 under the guidance of project leader Bob Mansfield to focus on software for autonomous vehicles . That statement from Apple's director of p...

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President Trump says North Korea has 'gotta behave'

President Trump says North Korea has 'gotta behave'

President Donald Trump weighed in on the tense situation with North Korea on the sidelines of the annual White House Easter egg roll today. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is g...

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NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

In this handout photo provided by NASA , the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-...

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United Airlines changes passenger removal policy

United Airlines changes passenger removal policy

David Dao, was forcibly removed from an overbooked United flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The video sparked outrage throughout the internet, with netizens calling out the airline f...

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