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This 2018 Earthquake Prediction Is Going To Freak You Out

This 2018 Earthquake Prediction Is Going To Freak You Out

During these periods, the researchers say that major earthquakes - that is, quakes that register a magnitude of 7 or greater - happen with much greater frequency. Earth's rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again. "Major earthquakes have been well recorded for more than a century and that gives us a good record to study", Bilham said. Read More

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Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until 2018

Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until 2018

The delay is the second time in as many years Apple has been forced to delay a major audio product launch. "We'll start shipping in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia in early 2018", an Apple spokeswoman said via email. With a device like a smart speaker, which packages not only music but voice control and home automation into a single device, there's no shortage of places where hold-ups could be introduced. Read More

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Hitman TV series planned for Hulu by John Wick creator

No sooner is the GOTY Edition of the latest Hitman adventure out of the door that it transpires a new Hitman TV series is in development for streaming service Hulu . Both 2007's Hitman and 2015's Hitman: Agent 47 were released by Fox and failed to resonate with critics and audiences. Seeing as he will pen the pilot, Kolstad's experience writing assassins will certainly be an asset in regards to adapting the franchise. Read More

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First Original Xbox Games for Xbox One Arrive Tomorrow

First Original Xbox Games for Xbox One Arrive Tomorrow

As noted by IGN , Microsoft will be enhancing the original Xbox games by giving them 10-bit color depth, in instances where the games only had 8-bit. Below is the first curated batch of Original Xbox games we're releasing into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program . All titles will run at 1080p, with a frame rate per second higher than the original and reduced load times. Read More

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Orionid meteor shower: Lack of moonlight makes for excellent viewing conditions

Orionid meteor shower: Lack of moonlight makes for excellent viewing conditions

FANCY wrapping up warm, settling down under the stars and marvelling at the next meteor shower to grace our skies? We will get to witness 20 to 80 meteors per hour, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke . When space rocks hit the Moon, they make craters, but when they collide with Earth they burn up as they enter the atmosphere, giving them their bright lights. Read More

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The Xbox One Fall Update is now available for download

The Xbox One Fall Update is now available for download

It has come a long way since the Kinect-powered voice control that the original Xbox One shipped with, and the latest update looks to be the biggest update so far. Microsoft even says you'll be able to download 4K-ready titles ahead of time as part of its Xbox One X Enhanced games, grabbing these before the "X" console comes out, so you're ready to play and don't have to, you know, wait. Read More

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DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russian Federation fears

DHS bans Kaspersky on federal PCs over Russian Federation fears

Officials say that the prominent company poses a threat to US national security and have given government agencies and departments 90 days to get rid of Kaspersky Lab software. "The U.S. government has been looking at Kaspersky for years, so this announcement is no real surprise to anyone". Kaspersky said it is not subject to the Russian laws cited in the directive and said information received by the company is protected in accordance with legal requirements and stringent industry ... Read More

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Gurugram schoolboy murder: Police arrests 11 for torching liquor shop, SHO sacked

Gurugram schoolboy murder: Police arrests 11 for torching liquor shop, SHO sacked

Clearly on the back foot after the public outcry, Haryana Education Minister Rambilas Sharma on Sunday said the management of Ryan International and the owner have been booked under the Juvenile Act. The police had on Friday arrested a bus conductor of the school after the Class II student was spotted outside a toilet, crawling and bleeding profusely before he died. Read More

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288 day mission: Astronaut Peggy Whitson heading home

288 day mission: Astronaut Peggy Whitson heading home

Along with another American and a Russian, she landed in Kazakhstan shortly after sunrise on Sunday. It marked the end for the Expedition 52 crew, which had manned the space station together since April. Russia's Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with three crew members on board is performing a retrograde burn to ensure proper velocity and positioning for a safe landing, a Russian Mission Control center official told TASS on Sunday. Read More

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Verizon's new unlimited plans throttle video all the time

Verizon's new unlimited plans throttle video all the time

The new plans will be effective almost right away, starting on August 23rd. Verizon has announced that its unlimited plan is being split into three plans with more restrictions and throttling. Following industry trends, it unveiled a one-price unlimited data plan in February . The goal is to offer the most budget-conscious customers a lower price in return for service limits that help the carriers save bandwidth. Read More

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United States urges Kenyans to shun post-election violence

United States urges Kenyans to shun post-election violence

The worldwide community and many within Kenya have urged Odinga to use legal means to express his grievances. Odinga, 72, secured 44.7 per cent in last week's poll. The EU statement also urges any candidate with a grievance to "provide clear evidence" and use legal channels. Raila Odinga's brother, Oburu Odinga has also once served as assistant Minister of Finance in the East African country, while current President, Uhuru Kenyatta has also previously served as a deputy prime minister. Read More

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Venture capital firm sues ex-Uber CEO for fraud

Venture capital firm sues ex-Uber CEO for fraud

In a lawsuit filed in DE on Thursday, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm, which holds an Uber board seat, accused Kalanick, the company's co-founder, of engaging in a power play to get himself reinstated as CEO. Benchmark itself has a seat on the board and aided efforts to get the former CEO to resign in June. If successful, the Benchmark lawsuit could kick Kalanick off the board of directors, making his return impossible. Read More

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