• Nasa's Cassini probe ends its 4.9bn-mile mission
Nasa's Cassini probe ends its 4.9bn-mile mission

Saturn has been Cassini's home for the last 13 years. Launched in 1997 with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Huygens probe, Cassini is the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn. "In terms of cultural impacts of Cassini , I think it has had a greater influence on art", said Emily Lakdawalla, the senior editor and planetary evangelist for The...

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  • Kaspersky software banned at USA federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties
Kaspersky software banned at USA federal agencies amid concerns of Kremlin ties

This follows increasing scrutiny Kaspersky products have faced in recent months amid heightened concerns around potential Russian-borne cyber threats. The directive provides Kaspersky an opportunity to respond or mitigate the department's concerns. Indeed, the Department itself admitted that it didn't have any evidence of compromise .

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  • Serena Williams shares first photos of baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr
Serena Williams shares first photos of baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr

At the end of the video, Serena says: "Look what we got!" However, it seems the baby may go by her middle name as the Reddit co-founder referred to her that way on his Instagram account . "Alongside the image, she wrote: "... but are you ready? ". For the latest celebrity entertainment, news and lifestyle videos, subscribe to Us Weekly'...

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  • It isn't clowning around: Stephen King horror smashes box office records
It isn't clowning around: Stephen King horror smashes box office records

The anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT smashed records at the box office during its opening weekend. "We blew the roof off the box office with IT over the weekend". The road ahead is bright for It which could finish its domestic run in the $250-300M range which is just mind-blowing for a $35M production. "It" also had a ...

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  • Wayne Larrivee's Packers-Seahawks pregame primer I: About the Seahawks
Wayne Larrivee's Packers-Seahawks pregame primer I: About the Seahawks

Asked if he would sit for the anthem before this week's game , his brother Martellus said, "Not at this point". It could easily have helped to kill a promising game-sealing drive in the final minutes. Rodgers drove the ball down the field, converting several first downs and grinding out the clock. At 6-foot-6, Bennett offers kind of athletic targ...

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  • N Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
N Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea

Japan Wednesday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons - more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. Haley said the US would circulate new draft sanctions and wants the Security Council to vote on them September 11. Overflights of the Korean Peninsula by heavy bombers such ...

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  • Huawei Honor 6 Play with 5.2-inch HD display launched: Specifications
Huawei Honor 6 Play with 5.2-inch HD display launched: Specifications

It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat powered EMUI 5.1, which is Honor's customised user interface. A 13-megapixel camera is on the posterior aspect of the Honor V9 Play phone along with the f/2.0 aperture, LED flash support, PDAF and 5P lens.

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  • Analyst accuses Facebook of exaggerating its ad reach numbers
Analyst accuses Facebook of exaggerating its ad reach numbers

Facebook's Ads Manager claims to have a potential reach of 41 million people in the US between the ages of 18-24, according to Wieser's investor note released Tuesday. "This just an estimator and campaign planning tool", the Facebook spokesperson added. In addition, age data on Facebook may vary from census data because not everybody on Fac...

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  • Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key
Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

For the last few weeks, Nissan has teased pictures of the new Nissan Leaf , so we pretty much knew what the new EV looked like. Simultaneously, the Leaf also offers the various modern conveniences on which many automobile industries are working; including the driver assist system of Nissan , called as " ProPILOT Assist " that combines lane keep...

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  • Facebook finds Russian ads that sought to sow division during United States election
Facebook finds Russian ads that sought to sow division during United States election

That review was spurred by a broader investigation into Russian interference in the election. The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn't specifically reference the USA presidential election, voting or a particular candidate. "We know we have to stay vigilant to keep ahead of people who try to misuse our platform", he said. The social...

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  • KFC store in China lets customers pay with a smile
KFC store in China lets customers pay with a smile

The technology, first demoed by Alibaba chairman Jack Ma in 2015, is now only in a single KFC KPRO healthy-eating restaurant but more deployments are set to follow. "We are excited to partner with Alipay to bring the world's first commercial application of the facial recognition payment solution to our customers ".

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  • Supermassive Black Hole Discovered In The Milky Way
Supermassive Black Hole Discovered In The Milky Way

It's believed they could be the seeds of their more massive counterparts - merging together to form a enormous one. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors. There are some 50 dwarf galaxies in the vicinity of the Milky Way and if CO-0.40-0.22* is confirmed as a black hole, this would support the idea that galaxies...

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  • Facebook Inc (FB) Kicks Off WhatsApp Monetization By Targeting Businesses
Facebook Inc (FB) Kicks Off WhatsApp Monetization By Targeting Businesses

Many believe Facebook will eventually bring ads to the platform as well, although WhatsApp has repeatedly denied those claims. The Facebook-owned chat platform just announced that it will test some new features designed specifically for business-to-customer messaging , following up on the rumors that it would expand on its offerings.

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  • Huawei unveils 'Kirin 970' mobile AI computing platform
Huawei unveils 'Kirin 970' mobile AI computing platform

Things like this could potentially lead to a more seamless interface experience, something that Huawei could use to develop smart assistants like Google and Apple . Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 million transistors into an area of only one cm². Yu added that the speed and low power requirement of the Kirin 970 ...

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  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone spotted on GeekBench
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone spotted on GeekBench

The OnePlus 5 managed to find its way to our GearBest discounts list today, and so did two Xiaomi-branded smartphones, the all-new Xiaomi Mi 5X , and the company's flagship smartphone for a year ago, the Mi 5s. But, it is noteworthy that Snapdragon 836 chip is yet to be official and Mi Mix 2 is launching on September 11, which is next week. ...

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  • Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack
Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack

The singer and actress , 25, is among a host of A-listers warned by the social media network that their accounts have been targeted . A search of several dozen user names, for instance, showed they all corresponded to real Instagram users, and those user profiles were consistent with the phone numbers associated with them.

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  • Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson set to return to Earth
Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson set to return to Earth

After the crew gets checked out in a medical tent on-site, the helicopters will carry them back to Kazakhstan's Karaganda airport for a traditional welcoming ceremony before they board planes and head home. Four years and two weeks, he pointed out. "There are many investigations on the human body that we've been doing up here in orbit, so we'll hav...

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  • Germany evacuates more than 60000 people to defuse WWII bomb
Germany evacuates more than 60000 people to defuse WWII bomb

The 1.8-ton British bomb , over six feet in length, was discovered on a construction site near Frankfurt's Goethe University. In December a year ago, a British bomb identified as a 4,000 pound blockbuster was found in Augsburg. Roads and transport systems, including the underground, will be closed during the work and for at least two hours...

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  • Manny Pacquiao Out of Proposed Rematch With Jeff Horn
Manny Pacquiao Out of Proposed Rematch With Jeff Horn

The rematch is likely outdo the first fight in ratings for the network and could also line up big endorsement deals for Horn who became a sports hero in Brisbane after pulling off the upset against Pacquiao. Having refused previously to fund the fight until the 11-time world champion agreed to return, Cr Quirk said the council were working to bring...

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  • Ford's United States sales dip 2.1 per cent in August while GM jumps
Ford's United States sales dip 2.1 per cent in August while GM jumps

The dividend will be $0.150 per share for the quarter which is $0.60 annualized. WealthTrust Axiom LLC boosted its position in shares of General Motors by 7.0% in the first quarter. Fincl Bank Hapoalim Bm holds 0.05% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) or 15,981 shares. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of General Motors to a "strong-buy" rating in a repo...

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