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The Perseid meteors are the debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which enters Earth's atmosphere every mid-August, according to Scientific American . Tonight's the night of the annual Perseid meteor showers over Ireland - and like nearly every other year, there's cloud cover predicted. "The Perseids in 2017 have been the opposite: performing as soon as it got dark and giving many their first glimpse of a meteor easily".
  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

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    Kepler scientist Mario Perez says that means that "we are probably not alone" because four years of data show how common Earth-like planets can be. Understanding how frequent planets like our own will help NASA develop the next telescope that will directly image planets like Earth.
  • US Left as 'Footnote' in G7 Climate Talks

    US Left as 'Footnote' in G7 Climate Talks

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    The Group of Seven countries could not bridge the gap with the USA with regards to the Paris Agreement on climate change at a meeting of its environment ministers which began on Sunday. But in spite of all the made-up hysteria about the Paris climate agreement, the Trump decision shouldn't be all that controversial. The United States' current relations with our allies in Europe will be damaged further due to this move.
  • Latest leaks confirms Honor 9's dual-cameras

    Latest leaks confirms Honor 9's dual-cameras

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    Following the footprints of its predecessor , the Honor 9 comes in four colour options- Blue, Amber Gold, Gray, and Black. Although it features a bump in terms of other specifications, the camera setup is the same as the Honor 8 . Unlike the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro will come with an all-metal body with rounded corners. On the front of the new Huawei Honor 9 there is an 8 megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture and the device also features a 3200 mAh battery with fast charging.
  • The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

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    So the next time users restore or upgrade their phones, these apps will be missing. Apple has chosen to end support for devices that run on 32-bit processors, so that means that the 2012 iPhone 5 and 2013 iPhone 5c miss out on iOS 11. Brands will now be able to set up dedicated iMessage chatlines, letting iOS 11 users text them for help without needing to navigate through a complex phone tree or find the right form on the website.
  • Amazon's digital assistant Alexa now has named reminders and timers

    Amazon's digital assistant Alexa now has named reminders and timers

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    Apple seems to be concentrating on the music capabilities of the HomePod to start. Pulling music from the Apple library, the speaker was presented as being able to recognize its placement and direct rich audio sound into the room. The device was previewed on stage Monday at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose. Microsoft also has announced its own speaker with Samsung's Harman business; it will use Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant.
  • Intel's Powerful Core i9, X-Series Processors Are For Gamers and Creators

    Intel's Powerful Core i9, X-Series Processors Are For Gamers and Creators

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    Intel announced their entry to the race of ever-increasing core count, as the company unveiled its new family of processors for desktop builders called the Core X-series. Intel has also upgraded its Turbo Boost technology, but for some of the Extreme Edition chips (higher end models). The Intel Core i9 7980XE, in short simple words, is a beast.
  • Solar Probe Plus: NASA to launch mission into Sun's atmosphere next year

    Solar Probe Plus: NASA to launch mission into Sun's atmosphere next year

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    That will be considerably closer than any other spacecraft, and the mission will subject the probe to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. In October 1958, the first long-range plans for a solar probe was first laid down at the University of Chicago , informed by Parker's findings. Inside the sun's outer atmosphere - the corona - a variety of instruments will take direct measurements of the energetic particles (electrons, protons, and ions) zipping around.
  • Google Photos Gets Archive Feature on Android, iOS, and Web

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    As reported by 9to5Google, the feature is now rolling out to Android users. Today, another improvement has been added to the app , which enables Google Photos users to tag themselves in a picture. It can be found when you browse through the saved photos and when you do so, you can choose to select them all at once. It may not be truly helpful but will be handy when you like to hide bills or other captured items that are not immediately required.
  • Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

    Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

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    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". His wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, accompanied him. Later that day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters only that the Western Wall was "clearly in Jerusalem", a fact no one denies, but a question Trump will nearly ...
  • Deputy killed in Montana Tuesday identified

    Deputy killed in Montana Tuesday identified

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    Tuesday. Officers put spike strips on the road that the vehicle ran over them but continued another 30 miles (48 kilometers) on Interstate 90. The passenger was shot and transported to a Missoula hospital, while the driver was taken into custody without incident.
  • Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers

    Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers

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    Moreover, Qualcomm said the manufacturers continue to pay royalties for use of Qualcomm technology in non-Apple products, under the same contract agreements being disputed by Apple . The FTC brought the lawsuit against Qualcomm for anticompetitive patent-licensing practices in January in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Google Is Building a New Virtual Reality Headset

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    Google's Daydream View VR headset. Luckily, new devices are joining DayDream, including the highly successful Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus through a software update this summer, and the ZenFone AR. Google isn't the first Qualcomm customer to make use of the Snapdragon 835 VR Platform. The company says each headset will feature Vr-optimized displays, optics, and sensors.
  • Shocking video shows daredevil teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge

    Shocking video shows daredevil teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge

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    At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District General Manager Dennis Mulligan had stern words for the duo. "In case anyone bad or with bad intentions wants to try this", said Teatime in his interview with CBS. It's really tight. They have motion detectors, cameras.
  • Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates

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    Those using the Apple Watch should install watchOS 3.2.2 , patching a total of 12 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, four of which could be targeted for remote code execution. Remember that the Apple Watch must be on its charger, charged to at least 50 percent, and within range of your iPhone, which itself must be on Wi-Fi.
  • Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

    Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

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    Over the passage of time, Instagram has seen mammoth growth. Instagram also added the ability to type a hashtag in your story, which will take users to a Hashtag story for that particular hashtag. Like with mentions, you can add hashtags using regular text as well and people watching your story will be able to tap the hashtag sticker or text to go to the hashtag page and explore related posts.
  • PHOTO McKayla Maroney and her thong were not hacked

    PHOTO McKayla Maroney and her thong were not hacked

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    McKayla Maroney is no longer the innocent young girl her fans may remember from the 2012 Olympics. The 21-year-old took over the Internet with her "not impressed" face at the 2012 London Games. "I don't mean to freak anybody out". "Growing up in the social media world, it's tough", Maroney said in an interview with Seventeen . If you got it, flaunt it.
  • Next Moto X Won't Be Coming With MotoMod?

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    The standard Moto C will start at €89 for a 3G-only model with 8 GB storage , while a 4G counterpart will start at €99, also with 8 GB storage . Moto G5 sports Qualcomm snapdragon 430 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz Octa-core process promises a decently fast performance in its price segment.
  • Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

    Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

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    It was a milestone moment, nonetheless: the 200th spacewalk in the construction and maintenance of the orbiting outpost. The spacewalk is expected to last around 6,5 hours. The Friday spacewalk marks Fischer's first walk in space, and he is. enthusiastic. It's the ninth spacewalk for Whitson, who already holds the American record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut, and the first for Fischer.
  • Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat

    Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat

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    Chinese internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was "deeply sorry" its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russian Federation, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue. It is produced by China's IT giant Tencent. Access to China's most popular social media platform has been restricted since May 4, according to information posted on the Russian regulator's website.
  • Lessons on sharing wealth and knowledge from Buffett's star stock pickers

    Lessons on sharing wealth and knowledge from Buffett's star stock pickers

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    Buffett repeated his "I hate cash" refrain during an CNBC interview on Friday - but for a man who hates it, the self-styled king of compound interest holds a lot of it. Berkshire first bought IBM in 2011. Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A).
  • Strong earthquakes hit BC-Alaska border near Mosquito Lake

    Strong earthquakes hit BC-Alaska border near Mosquito Lake

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    The initial large quake hit around 4:30 a.m. The quake was followed by multiple aftershocks Monday morning, including a quake that the USGS says was even larger. She said she had spoken to police in the town of Haines about 30 miles south and they also had not gotten reports of injuries or damage from the first quake.
  • Google Maps now automatically translates reviews to your language

    Google Maps now automatically translates reviews to your language

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    According to Google , its latest Neutrals Machine Translation has been loaded with nine Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. On the behavioural aspects, the report highlighted that 99% of Indian language users access internet through their mobile devices. The new Gboard comes with a feature that makes it easy to resize and reposition the keyboard according to a user's need.
  • India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling

    India plans to tag millions of cows to curb smuggling

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    It will be an excellent way to track the cattle as relevant details will be easily available.The recommendations have been made amidst reports of various incidents over cow-vigilantism from all over the contry. These tags cost Rs 8 apiece and are light weighted. "In order to prevent smuggling of non-milking/retired cattle, measures may be taken to create sustainable housing models, dry dairies, in every block, which could be self-sustaining by linking its operations to production of manure ...
  • Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

    Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

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    Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students' knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
  • Call of Duty: WWII Officially Unveiled by Activision and Sledgehammer Games

    Call of Duty: WWII Officially Unveiled by Activision and Sledgehammer Games

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    Signs that the Call of Duty series was heading back to this period have been around since February when Activision CFO Thomas Tippl hinted at it during an earnings conference call. Co-studio heads and founders Michale Condrey and Glen Schofield previously worked at Visceral on the Dead Space series. And with the new images supplied, we also know that it will not be a World at War sequel.
  • Mets LF Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring

    Mets LF Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring

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    Cespedes exited Thursday's game against the Phillies with an undisclosed injury, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment.