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IPhone X Slow Sales are Taking Samsung Down with Them

IPhone X Slow Sales are Taking Samsung Down with Them A new report from Nikkei today explains that by lowering iPhone X orders, Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new customers for its OLED panels. Samsung's also facing more competition, with Chinese OLED makers able to offer the technology at a cheaper price. It has been found that Apple accounted for more than half of the global smartphone market sales in the fourth quarter of previous... [Full Article...]

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter In Standby, Rover Opportunity Completes 5000 Martian Days

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter In Standby, Rover Opportunity Completes 5000 Martian Days Louis". Over last 14 years, the tiny robotic machine has come a long way and is still making surprising discoveries on the planet. Opportunity , which landed on Mars in January 2004, is now investigating a channel called " Perseverance Valley ", which descends the inboard slope of the western rim of Endeavour Crater. [Full Article...]

Neptune's Stinky Dark Vortex Is Fading Away Like A Bad Fart

Neptune's Stinky Dark Vortex Is Fading Away Like A Bad Fart This includes two dark storms that appeared in the 1990s but suddenly vanished, and now the massive storm identified in 2015 is shrinking. These findings indicate the storm is in its death stages, and it's the first time the active death of a vortex has been observed as it happens. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin craze is hindering our search for alien life

Bitcoin craze is hindering our search for alien life We all know that Bitcoin mining can be very costly, and it has been reported that it is draining electricity supplies. While some of the most popular cryptocurrencies are noticeably a lot worse off than what they were a few months ago, the demand for computer hardware to mine them - most notably graphics processing units ( GPUs ) - is still having a wide-ranging and damaging effect on unre... [Full Article...]

United States and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS

United States and Japanese astronauts conduct spacewalk to fix robot arm on ISS The spacewalk was the first for Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Norishige Kanai and the fourth for his USA counterpart Mark Vande Hei. While that's a lot of weight for a person to lift on Earth, the equipment doesn't weigh anything in microgravity . The whole event was streamed live on the NASA TV starting at 5:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

Canada announces sanctions against Myanmar general

Canada announces sanctions against Myanmar general On Aug. 25, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents launched attacks against Myanmar government security outposts in Rakhine, which led to a military crackdown described by the U.N.as " ethnic cleansing ". The reporters remain in custody despite calls from the United Nations secretary-general and others for their release. Kyaw Tint Swe did not speak to reporters after the meeting. [Full Article...]

PUBG Has Now Sold 30 Million Copies, But Player Numbers are Dropping

PUBG Has Now Sold 30 Million Copies, But Player Numbers are Dropping These cheaters make it hard for other players to enjoy the game. Over 30 million copies sold, shown courtesy of SteamSpy . So, while PUBG Corp. continues to crack down on cheaters, they will probably need more than just one new map to keep PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' player base satiated going forward, especially with more games adding their own battle royale modes to compete in the ne... [Full Article...]

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake

Dead In Mexico Helicopter Crash After Massive Earthquake Navarrete said they were about to begin a tour of the area affected by the quake. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera reported "very minor" damage in the capital. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the quake, which struck at 5:39 p.m. Many residents, still shaken from the September 19 natural disaster that killed more than 360 people, lingered in the streets instead of retu... [Full Article...]

Highly anticipated 'System Shock' remake on hiatus indefinitely

Highly anticipated 'System Shock' remake on hiatus indefinitely We are taking a break, but not ending the project. According to Kick and due to the current path the dev team is taking, he has put the team on hiatus while they reassess the path they're taking so that they can return to their original vision. [Full Article...]

Get ready for some 'galactic context' as nearly 100 new exoplanets discovered

Get ready for some 'galactic context' as nearly 100 new exoplanets discovered An worldwide team led by Andrew Mayo from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark took a closer look at 275 exoplanet candidates, validating 149 of them. The first planet orbiting a star similar to our own sun was detected in 1995. For a long time, the rocket gazed consistently at around 150,000 stars, searching for little dunks in their shine caused by the entr... [Full Article...]

NBA's biggest stars set for All-Star Saturday competitions

NBA's biggest stars set for All-Star Saturday competitions In a game that will likely feature a lot of lazy pull-up jumpers, Team USA's lack of shooting is concerning. Location: Staples Center , Los Angeles, Calif. Of course, there will be other factors at play like effort levels (especially on defense) and playing time (actual All-Star Embiid might not get too many). [Full Article...]

Twitter just got rid of its extremely unpopular Mac desktop app

Twitter just got rid of its extremely unpopular Mac desktop app Twitter has officially gutted its desktop client for Mac , saying it's instead going to focus on providing "a great Twitter experience " that's consistent across all platforms. Since then, other third-party apps such as Twitterific and Tweetbot have developed at a faster rate, making the official app obsolete. For example, Twitter introduced its Moments feature in October 2015, but it didn't... [Full Article...]

Apple Employees Keep Smacking Into Their New Headquarters' Glass Walls

Apple Employees Keep Smacking Into Their New Headquarters' Glass Walls Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Last year, Apple finished construction on its new 175-acre campus, designed by the company's design chief Jony Ive and British architectural firm Foster + Partners. [Full Article...]

Frank Ocean Enchants Fans With 'Moon River' Cover

Frank Ocean Enchants Fans With 'Moon River' Cover Ocean has shared his take on " Moon River ", which was written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, and originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's . With a steady stream of releases in 2017 and now this new cover surfacing, it's apparent the 30-year-old has every intention of making good on his promise that fans will " love 2018 ". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition

United Kingdom team set for giant Antarctic iceberg expedition Without the protection of the A-68's ice, nearly 3,600 sq miles (6,000 km) of Antarctic ocean water are now exposed to sunlight and accessible for the first time in more than 120,000 years. Of interest also is the documentation of any birds or animals that may have moved into the newly-freed area. As it slowly drifts north, this massive berg is exposing an area that's been covered in ice for the p... [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Probably Not Coming to Switch, According to Capcom President

Monster Hunter World Probably Not Coming to Switch, According to Capcom President The prospect of Monster Hunter for Switch is something that they will indeed look at in the future, now is not the time. This allowed them to offer detailed and realistic environments, an aspect of the game that has mesmerized players. Nintendo Switch is nearly new when it comes to gaming consoles and being portable makes its controls and settings very different. It is assumed that Capcom will b... [Full Article...]

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Release Window Revealed

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Release Window Revealed The sequel you didn't know you wanted, but are getting anyway, is nearly here. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn brings Shaquille O'Neal back to game consoles, and not in a sports game. You can play as alternate egos of Shaq and fight against celebrity bosses, but we have no idea how many combos will be present, how many different power-ups and costumes you'll be able to acquire, or how many stages you... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Labo Overview Trailer Shows Gameplay and How It All Works

Nintendo Labo Overview Trailer Shows Gameplay and How It All Works As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con! Nintendo Labo will be available on April 20, 2018 for Nintendo Switch. Once built, you can customize your Toy-Con creations with your own markers, stickers and paint to give them a personal touch - the only limit is your imagination! It will be available on the day of... [Full Article...]

Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for iOS and Android devices

Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for iOS and Android devices The photo team has been working on this project for months with the intent for it to work with the Windows 10 built-in photo app. It's called Photos Companion and its name is pretty self-explanatory. To make sure the option to import over Wi-Fi is available, you'll have to head into the Photos app's settings and toggle on the option labeled "Help Microsoft test the mobile import over Wi-Fi featu... [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Getting 'Ultimate Performance' Scheme to Boost Speed, Preview Build Reveals

Windows 10 Getting 'Ultimate Performance' Scheme to Boost Speed, Preview Build Reveals The first build for Redstone 5 is build 17604 . Insiders will be able to opt into previews for Feedback Hub, Microsoft Photos, Microsoft Sticky Notes, Microsoft Tips, Paint 3D, Windows Alarms & Clock, Windows Calculator, Windows Camera, Windows Mixed Reality Viewer and Windows Voice Recorder. [Full Article...]


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