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Pokemon Go goes extra scary for Halloween Pokemon Go goes extra scary for Halloween
- October 21, 2017

You'll be able to catch a Pikachu while wearing a witch's hat. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double sweets, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT. (more...)
Orionids meteor shower set to peak over the weekend Orionids meteor shower set to peak over the weekend
- October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower will peak over the weekend and it looks like we should have great viewing conditions for it, especially tonight. The particles come from Halley's Comet, which passes near Earth every 75 or 76 years. If you miss it tonight, you can try again in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and a few stray meteors might still be spotted as late as November 7. (more...)
Moto X4 Now Available For Pre-Order at Amazon & Other Retailers Moto X4 Now Available For Pre-Order at Amazon & Other Retailers
- October 20, 2017

The mod also has a clever dock design that's intended for use on your nightstand. Ask Alexa to request a ride home after an evening out or read the items on your grocery list so you don't have to bother searching for your phone in pockets or bags while navigating the crowded store. (more...)
Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One
- October 20, 2017

Moreover, the highly anticipated Xbox One X is scheduled to be launched on November 7. Then there are blocks , a new way of organising your favourite games and friends. If your bandwidth supports a 1080p broadcast , we will upgrade it automatically for your Xbox One family of devices. Loftis also responded to fan claims that the Xbox One didn't have enough exclusives, saying that she was a little bit confused by that and continued to reel off the console's 2017 exclusives thus far. (more...)
Women of NASA in LEGO form on November 1 Women of NASA in LEGO form on November 1
- October 19, 2017

Hamilton, who led the team that developed software for the Apollo moon mission, can be placed in a diorama with a stack of books containing the Apollo Guidance Computer code. "In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been underappreciated for their often groundbreaking work", said Weinstock in a statement. (more...)
Massive Neutron Star Collisions Explain the Universe's Gold, Platinum, and Uranium Massive Neutron Star Collisions Explain the Universe's Gold, Platinum, and Uranium
- October 19, 2017

Not only is the first time we've spotted a neutron star merger, but it's also the first time gravitational waves have been detected from anything other than black hole mergers, which are invisible to telescopes. "Gravitational astronomy is just the beginning ", he said . His mathematics showed that massive accelerating objects - such as neutron stars or black holes - that orbit each other distort both space and time and emit a type of radiation known as gravitational waves. (more...)
Microsoft Unveils More Powerful Surface Book Laptop Microsoft Unveils More Powerful Surface Book Laptop
- October 18, 2017

Meet the Surface Book 2 , an upgraded version of Microsoft's most powerful laptop, packing an impressive 17 hours battery life and more computing horsepower under the hood. With all that said, if you're looking for a professional, powerhouse laptop that can handle everything you throw at it, the Surface Book 2 aims to be just that. (more...)
Bring Amazon Alexa into your vehicle with new Garmin Speak Bring Amazon Alexa into your vehicle with new Garmin Speak
- October 18, 2017

You can ask Alexa to search music by artist, title, or genre. "Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the road, getting news or traffic, listening to Audiobooks, adding items to a shopping list, and ordering dinner with just their voice". (more...)
Gotham gets self-driving cars Gotham gets self-driving cars
- October 18, 2017

Cruise Automation introduced its third-gen automated vehicle. The cars in NY would run at Level 4 autonomy, meaning a human passenger (for the most part) monitors the systems and the vehicle navigates. GM will have to pay for a police escort to travel side-by-side with the vehicle to ensure no accidents happen. After more than a year of circling San Francisco streets, Cruise Automation's self-driving cars may be heading to New York City. (more...)
Google Maps kills off its new calorie counter Google Maps kills off its new calorie counter
- October 18, 2017

Basically, it wants to try to encourage you to walk instead of driving by showing you how many calories you'd burn. MapMyFitness (which is owned by Under Armour) has offered a feature called "Route Genius" since 2014 , creates maps for walking and running based on users' fitness goals. (more...)
Tesla fired 400 employees last week Tesla fired 400 employees last week
- October 17, 2017

The housecleaning swept out employees in administrative and sales positions, outside of manufacturing department. The automaker said the dismissals were due to its latest company-wide review, adding that they were performance-based rather than layoffs. (more...)
Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks
- October 17, 2017

Unlike in past when older WiFi security protocols have been compromised, there is nothing to replace WPA2. The interesting thing about this is that it affects devices running Android Marshmallow 6.0 or higher. "The easiest way to protect yourself is to use a Virtual Private Network ( VPN )", continued Migliano. The proof-of-concept exploit is called KRACK (or Key Reinstallation Attacks ), according to Ars Technica . (more...)
Hurricane Ophelia 2017 could bring hurricane conditions to Ireland next week Hurricane Ophelia 2017 could bring hurricane conditions to Ireland next week
- October 13, 2017

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Monday. However, the worst of the winds are expected to hit the West coast, reaching 150kph and potentially 160kph in the extreme West coast, by Monday night. So depending on when the transition occurs, these areas could be impacted by a hurricane or a post-tropical storm, though the hurricane or tropical strom-force winds impacting the region won't care about the official storm designation. (more...)
HMD Global Confirms US Launch Of Nokia 8 Not Happening
- October 13, 2017

The Nokia 9 will apparently sport a 5.5-inch display with very slim bezels and a curved glass panel on the front. The size of the flagship will be only 141х73х9 millimeters taking into account protruding module dual camera on the rear panel, that is, it is relatively compact. (more...)
The 'Stranger Things' Mobile Game Has You Collecting Eggo Waffles for Bonuses The 'Stranger Things' Mobile Game Has You Collecting Eggo Waffles for Bonuses
- October 07, 2017

In an effort to satiate the hungry masses and further drive the hype, developer BonusXP has released Stranger Things: The Game . The game sees players explore the town of Hawkins by taking on the roles of Sheriff Hopper and the kids. "She said, 'If you don't see it happen, you don't believe it'". Stranger Things Season 2 is set to launch on October 27, and on that day, Netflix will update Stranger Things: The Game to add more content and characters. (more...)
Space Station Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today Space Station Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today
- October 06, 2017

Now, efforts will focus on the robotic arm, informally known as Canadarm2. The LEEs feature internal snares that rotate and tighten to lock onto grapple fixtures while latches engage to supply power, data and additional rigidity. It's two Latching End Effectors, or LEEs, have been worsening. It is one of the most crucial tools on the ISS. The other one is also set for repairs, but that has been postponed for January. (more...)
Microsoft Pulling The Plug On Groove Music, Partnering With Spotify Microsoft Pulling The Plug On Groove Music, Partnering With Spotify
- October 04, 2017

MICROSOFT HAS announced the closure of its Groove Music streaming service , as it enters a partnership to bring Spotify directly to Windows. From next week, an update to the Groove Music app for Windows 10 and Xbox One will enable customers there to move their music. (more...)
Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition Sells Out Instantly Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition Sells Out Instantly
- September 30, 2017

Super Nintendo Edition is available to pre-order now on the GAME website . SNES Classic also has a new Star Fox 2 . Happy hunting to all the Nintendo heads out there! I know there are die hard collectors out there who would seriously give their left foot for the classic system , but most gamers would probably be fine with just downloading each game individually on their Switch. (more...)
Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe
- September 28, 2017

The former Green presidential hopeful was backed by at least one Facebook ad bought by Russian Federation ahead of the 2016 election, with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump also benefiting from the adverts, a report from Politico said . It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence. "Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring" Trump said ... (more...)
Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack Guardian Newspaper: Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack
- September 26, 2017

One of the biggest accounting firm Deloitte found that it had been hacked in March and hackers got access to its systems. This would have given the attackers full access to the company, and such accounts typically have two-factor authentication enabled. (more...)

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