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Quasars are powered by supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies - in this case, a black hole with nearly a billion times the mass of the Sun. As more stars formed, they generated enough radiation to flip hydrogen from its neutral state to an ionized state. "The universe is full of wonders", Banados said.
  • Google tracked Android users' even with location services disabled

    Google tracked Android users' even with location services disabled

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    These addresses are included in the data that's sent to the Google system that manages messages and push notifications for smartphones running on Android. That's especially true looking at it from a security perspective, as this cell tower data could be compromised if an Android device were to be stolen.
  • Is Rainbow Six Siege Getting A Co-Op Zombies Mode?

    Is Rainbow Six Siege Getting A Co-Op Zombies Mode?

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    In the new event, players will take on zombies, who are the ever-present threat in video games. In its third year of content and support, the game will have four seasons, and eight new operators. Season One, called Operation Chimera , will add a pair of new operators to the action, one from France and one from Russian Federation, but instead of a new map it will feature the launch of the game's first-ever co-op event, Outbreak, a three-player "new fantasy" about quarantine and biohazard.
  • Want to live longer? Own a dog

    Want to live longer? Own a dog

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    Little Fido also gives you some much-needed social interaction if you live alone. Single dog owners also had an 11 percent lower risk of suffering a heart attack. And how do dogs go about keeping one heart-healthy? No matter the breed, though, Fall and co-authors wrote dogs are repeatedly proven to have a positive health effect on those living with them.
  • Tesla Semi Truck Revealed

    Tesla Semi Truck Revealed

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    Musk also announced yesterday the launch of his new Roadster , an electric sports vehicle that he described as a "hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars". Among them, Tesla claims its truck is better at climbing hills - able to retain speeds of 65 miles per hour on a five per cent gradient, while diesel versions can only reach 45 miles per hour.
  • Watch SpaceX Launch

    Watch SpaceX Launch "Secret Payload" Known Only as Zuma

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    The payload will be launched by the company's Falcon 9 rocket . But no state agency claimed Zuma. The super secret "Zuma" mission claimed by no USA government entity - not even the elusive NRO spy agency! - and whose goals are veiled in virtually complete darkness- is poised for a dark of night blastoff on a SpaceX Falcon rocket Thursday evening, November 16, from the Florida Space Coast.
  • "Michael Condrey: "[Call of Duty: "WWII] launched with 2XP active, unintentionally".

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    We're seeing a new Call of Duty , or rather a return to a more classic Call of Duty game and while things could change with updates , if you are hooked on this game, buy the Season Pass now. This issue also caused loss of data so players will surely be happy when this update rolls out. But we get it, headquarters is best enjoyed with a thriving, fully populated social community interacting together.
  • IPhone X Plus with even larger OLED screen tipped for 2018

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    The 6.1-inch model will allegedly have a lower resolution LCD display and a starting price range of $649 to $749. Few Apple iPhone X users are reporting a odd green colour vertical strap on their Apple iPhone X (permanent). It's no surprise that Apple will release new models next year, but it is surprising to have this information so early after the iPhone X being released.
  • Popular teen app Musical.ly sells for reported $800 mil

    Popular teen app Musical.ly sells for reported $800 mil

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    According to commentators, the acquisition represents the biggest venture overseas thus far for a Chinese startup valued at $20 billion that had already spawned one of the world's largest news services. If you live outside of Asia, you're about to get more familiar with the five-year-old internet news and video aggregator. Earlier this week ByteDance acquired news and video aggregation platform News Republic from China's Cheetah Mobile - itself an early investor in Musical.ly - for US$86.6 ...
  • Facebook wants your nude selfies to combat 'revenge porn'

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    Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos with someone online and now are anxious about unauthorised distribution can report images to the Australian government's Safety Committee. Inman Grant, the e-Safety Commissioner, told ABC Australia that the images wouldn't be stored on Facebook's servers, just the digital print. The pilot program will also be tested in the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as here in the US, where one in 25 Americans have been a victim of ...
  • Ubisoft: PS5 and Next Xbox Are a Minimum

    Ubisoft: PS5 and Next Xbox Are a Minimum "2 Years" Away

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    As a reminder, you'll have update your Xbox One games to enjoy all the graphical enhancements available for the new console, and you'll see that downloading 4K assets for games such as Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4 (both are approximately 100GB downloads without the 4K updates) will quickly fill the internal 1TB hard drive of your new console.
  • Study shows sheep can recognize celebrity faces

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    In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of people on two computer screens. A celebrity's face would appear on one screen, while a different image appeared on the other. Eight times out 10 the sheep picked the celebrity. On her first try, one sheep appeared taken aback by the new face in the mix. Later, they were able to recognize the images for which they had been rewarded.
  • Google Search and Maps will soon show wait times at restaurants

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    Estimating the wait time for a table at a restaurant seems anything but a science. Google revealed today that Maps and Search will soon tell you wait times at sit-down restaurants around the world. Moreover, summaries of each day's wait times can be pulled up by scrolling through the results. Like the popular times feature, Google is algorithmically calculating its estimates based on data gathered from the millions of people who've enabled location tracking on their phones.
  • Broadcom reportedly mulling $100B takeover of Qualcomm

    Broadcom reportedly mulling $100B takeover of Qualcomm

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    No final decisions have been made and there is no guarantee a deal will go ahead. Qualcomm shares rose as much as 19 percent in NY in their biggest intraday move since October 2008. Stock of San Diego-based Qualcomm jumped 12.7 percent to close at $61.81. The reports came one day after Tan held a news conference with President Trump to announce that Broadcom , now based in Singapore with a primary US office in San Jose, plans to move its corporate domicile to the United States.
  • Apple looking beyond Qualcomm for smartphone components

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    As Apple is gets ready to hold their Fiscal Q4 Results financial conference, the news of Qualcomm Inc suing Apple Inc again hits the wire. The drop was due to reports of Apple considering using components from Intel and MediaTek, thus dropping Qualcomm from the equation entirely.