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Based THAAD system intercepts target missile over Pacific

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has summoned the South Korean ambassador to Beijing to protest Seoul's decision to deploy more THAAD launchers. South Korea and the United States on Monday started negotiating a full deployment of the controversial anti-missile system THAAD, in response to the recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch by North Korea .

Expert reveals science behind smartphone cameras — IPhone vs Samsung

In a follow-up post an hour later (on 30 July), the former Google exec panned Android camera software and the fragmentation of the OS across phones from multiple manufacturers. Apple , however, doesn't have to worry about such restrictions, according to Gundotra, since the Mac maker simply innovates its underlying hardware before updating the software with contemporary innovations, and then ships the product.

Chicago Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Championship Ring

However, they could not hold onto their lead in game six with Mark Prior on the mound and could not win Game 7 with Kerry Wood taking the hill. The Cubs were ahead, 3-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Marlins in the eighth inning.

Asteroid Narrowly Missed Earth, and No one Noticed

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explained: "NASA scientists are excited about the upcoming close flyby of a small asteroid and plan to use its upcoming October close approach to Earth as an opportunity not only for science, but to test NASA's network of observatories and scientists who work with planetary defence".

Beta Windows Dev Center app is now available on Android

When you uninstall the Play services, some apps will give you the error that you need to install or update the Google Play services to run the app. During the recent Google I/O summit the company claimed that it had over two billion active Android users and this recent information lines up with the fact.

Earth likely to warm over two degrees this century

Researchers at the University of Washington found only a 5 per cent chance that warming could be at or below 2 degrees Celsius - one of the targets set by the 2015 Paris climate deal on limiting emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet.

ALMA confirms Titan has membrane-forming chemical

As detailed in the study paper, published in the journal Sciences Advances over this weekend, the chemical Acrylonitrile or vinyl cyanide is used in the manufacturing process of plastic, here on earth . The moon in question is called Titan , and for years scientists have concluded that this moon could be home to life of some form. This time, the research was validated by solid proof provided by the data collected with the help of ALMA (Atacama Large Milimeter/submilimeter Array) which ...

Bluetooth battery level indicators could be coming to stock Android soon

Exactly when we'll get this new feature isn't clear. The functionality to do this has always been a part of the Bluetooth standard, Google just hasn't taken advantage of it in stock Android. We also have no clue when Google will move the feature from Android's open-source development into something available for all consumers. Unlike clunky third-party versions of this functionality, it seems as though Google's implementation of this feature will include the ability to show battery ...

Gold lunar module replica stolen from Neil Armstrong museum

Ahead of their arrival in Paris, the French newspaper Le Figaro solicited readers to raise money for a trio of solid gold Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) replicas built by Cartier. "They were into turning a quick buck". The replica was made by French luxury jewellers Cartier in Paris and police said its value can not be determined.

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) got OUTPERFORM rating from 6 analysts

Alpha Windward LLC raised its position in shares of General Motors by 0.4% in the first quarter. Spectrum Asset Management Inc. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 584,761 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $6,805,000 after buying an additional 333,821 shares during the period.

Microsoft kills popular Word Flow iOS keyboard 'experiment', suggests SwiftKey as replacement

Microsoft said in an updated product description for Word Flow on Monday that was spotted by tech news site WindowsCentral . For the most part, SwiftKey is better, smoother, more reliable and accurate than Word Flow. It's unclear how many people had downloaded the Word Flow iOS app, but it's likely to have been a small number compared to SwiftKey. The official statement from Microsoft also encourages users to download the SwiftKey Keyboard from the App Store and receive new ...

Facebook introduces new feature to make your Stories visible to everyone

Finally, click on the send icon at the lower bottom, and you can then have your story shared publicly on Facebook . The company said, "The "Public" setting allows your "Followers" to see your story, in addition to your 'Friends ". As with Snapchat , ads are served between Stories within Instagram's walls to the service's 250 million daily active users. Then open your story and tap on the "three-dot" button.

Minecraft Beta Featuring Cross-Play Support Starts Rolling Out Today

The beta is also set to roll out for Xbox One "soon", Microsoft says, which will add the gaming console to the cross-platform action. Today's beta for Windows 10 PCs and Android devices is just the beginning of what will eventually become a global rollout on all existing platforms for Minecraft .

Solar eclipse to occur next month

Although the eclipse's path of totality - where the moon will completely block the sun for about two minutes - is only about 70 miles wide, the entire country will be able to catch at least a partial eclipse. "The August 21 solar eclipse gives us a rare opportunity to study the stratosphere when it's even more Mars-like than usual", said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Kuo: LG is going to make OLED screens for Apple's 2018 iPhones

Apple is already behind Samsung which is now the only company with capabilities to design and mass produce OLED displays for smartphones. Apple is believed to have ordered 160 million screens from its main rival, but appears to have grown concerned about becoming overly reliant on a company with which it has had sour relations in the past.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Registers Third-Highest Peak Player Count on Steam

PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds is now the most-played non-Valve game on the digital distribution platform Steam, game creator Brendan Greene recently announced via his Twitter account. As as you can see, all the games underneath GTA V are absolutely crushed when it comes to player count. At the moment, it's the hottest game of 2017, dominating Steam's most played and most bought charts and is often found in the top three most popular games on Twitch, with hundreds of thousands of players ...

Kenya election official tortured, killed just days before general election

Earlier on Friday at about 10pm, Mr Musando, who is in charge of ICT systems and data centre support, was seen at Anniversary Towers, the electoral agency's headquarters. Chebukati has been added six police officers as well as two chase cars to protect him around the clock. He aimed to assure voters that IEBC's new electronic voting machines could not be hacked or that vote counts could not be duplicated.

Samsung ends Intel's more than two-decade reign in microchips

Samsung earned $15 billion in revenue from its semiconductor business alone which is slightly above Intel's $14.8 billion revenue from semiconductors in the second quarter of this year. "Memory is on fire and the getting is good right now, but what happens next year?" On the other hand, Samsung makes chips for mobile devices, IoT devices, and connected vehicles.

Facebook shut down an AI program that invented its own language

Dhruv Batra, a Georgia Tech researcher at Facebook's AI Research (FAIR), explained to Fast Co. Facebook researchers had recently developed a sophisticated negotiation software that started off speaking English. It allowed AI agents to disobey rules of the understandable language and invent codewords. But in this scenario, for example, there was no reward for continuing to use English, so they chose to use a more efficient way of communicating instead.

Nokia 3 confirmed for Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

If the previous leaks are to be believed, the smartphone will sport a 5, .7-inch 2K display and will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. While it seems like the upcoming Nokia 8 will have top-end specs, it might not quite have a top-end price tag, as Vodafone Romania is seemingly going to sell it for €517.42 (around £465/$605/AU$760).

Jeep Compass launched at Rs 14.95 lakh

We will start retails on August 6, 2017. The Compass will be Jeep's first model to be manufactured in India at Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Ranjangaon plant. In total Compass will have three variants - Sport, Longitude and Limited spread across seven trims- on sale in the country. This system includes Selec-Train dial which allows the driver to choose from four drive modes - auto, sand, snow and mud - which allows for optimum four-wheel drive performance while driving on or off roads.

Killing Floor 2 Delivers 1800p Resolution on Xbox One X

Killing Floor 2 releases for Xbox One on August 29. And apparently it's been pretty easy getting the game running on the Xbox hardware, the only problem is that the Xbox One X version doesn't support 4K. While Killing Floor 2 will not run at native 4K on the Xbox One X, the inclusion of all content packs for the game and the action that it offers could be enough reason to interest gamers in trying out the first-person shooter on the upcoming console.

Roombas have been mapping your homes for years

The original Reuters report stated that iRobot "could reach a deal to sell its maps to one or more of the Big Three in the next couple of years", meaning Amazon, Apple, and Google. As for whether your Roomba is making a map of your home, the short answer is, yes. iRobot's more advanced 900 series, including the Roomba 980 , use Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping, or SLAM, to gather map and navigation data as it cleans your house.

MTV to Revive 'Total Request Live,' Changes 'Moonman' Statue to 'Moon Person'

In an interview with the New York Times , McCarthy stated that the new TRL would begin in the fall from the heart of Times Square, just steps away from where the old TRL filmed Monday through Thursday at 1515 Broadway. The move is the latest change MTV has made to its programming, including adding television shows into what was formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards and creating gender-neutral categories at both the MTV Movie & TV Awards and MTV Video Music Awards .

Building block of life found on Saturn's largest moon

Scientists are thinking vinyl cyanide could be a potential molecule to form cell membranes in Titan's environment as it's quite different from our planet. Natural color image from Cassini spacecraft , showing haze layers in Titan's upper atmosphere, where methane molecules are being broken apart by solar ultraviolet light.

AMD releases Radeon Software ReLive 17.7.2 WHQL drivers

Enhanced Sync is a display technology which helps minimize screen tearing while decreasing latency and stuttering at an unlocked frame rate. The drivers have improved game responsiveness by reducing driver overhead, which resulted in up to 31 percent (50 milliseconds) quicker response time with Tom Clancy's The Division.

Activision Blizzard's (ATVI) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Morgan Stanley

The business's revenue was up 31.7% on a year-over-year basis. The stock rose 0.87% or $0.53 reaching $61.46 per share. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt invested in 3,400 shares or 0% of the stock. Therefore 88% are positive. The firm earned "Long-Term Buy" rating on Wednesday, March 30 by Hilliard Lyons. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Celebrate Global Tiger Day by marvelling at incredibly rare wild tigers

Proceeds from the event will go towards tiger conservation programs. "We can not over emphasize the need for strong government commitment and investment in rangers who are on the frontline of conservation, clearing snares and apprehending those who set them", Mike Baltzer, leader of WWF Tigers Alive , said in an appeal.

Xiaomi Mi 5X vs Other smartphones

The handset sports a 6GB RAM and is available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants although the new Mercury Silver Edition will be available only on 128GB option along with 6GB RAM. Xiaomi Mi5X comes with dual camera setup on its back side, it comes with a 12 Megapixel rear camera and 12 Megapixel secondary camera with Dual-tone LED flash and Phase Detection AutoFocus.

Paolo Nespoli torna nello spazio, iniziato viaggio verso Iss

Alle sue due precedenti missioni, Esperia nel 2007 e MagISStra nel 2010, si aggiunge da oggi Vita che, assieme ai colleghi Sergey Ryazanskiy e Randy Bresnik , lo impegnerà in orbita fino a dicembre . L'astronauta italiano Paolo Nespoli è salito a bordo della Stazione spaziale internazionale ( Iss ). Durante questi mesi l'astronauta italiano avrà il compito di seguire oltre 200 esperimenti di cui ben 11 selezionati dall'Agenzia Spaziale Italiana , la gran parte dei quali ...

Investors Purchase High Volume of Western Digital Corporation Call Options (NASDAQ:WDC)

Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Friday, May 27 report. Summit Redstone reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Western Digital Corporation in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Stephens Inc Ar stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC). Pictet Cie (Europe) has 14,343 shares. Ray Gerald L Ltd has invested 0.06% in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC).

Apple has removed VPN apps from the App Store in China

The app for Virtual Private Network provider ExpressVPN was purged from Apple's Chinese app store on Friday as it contained "content that is illegal in China". As TechCrunch noted , it's still possible for users to create an App Store account under a fake identity from another country, though the process to do so is somewhat obscure.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance

It was reported on Jul, 27 by Barchart.com. We have $27.18 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:COG worth $715.80M more. The legal version of this article can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/07/29/atria-investments-llc-acquires-shares-of-2958-citrix-systems-inc-ctxs-updated.html.

Live eSports is coming to BBC Three

To catch the action, tune in on Fridays at 8:45 p.m. UK (12:45 p.m. PDT), Saturdays at 9 p.m. UK (1 p.m. PDT) and Sundays at 5 p.m. UK (9 a.m. PDT) on BBC Three . Three will host coverage of Gfinity's newly launched Elite Series which will air live on the online-only BBC3 from today, with six more weeks of broadcasts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

IRGC Raps US Repeat of 'Provocative Move' in Persian Gulf

This incident followed further confrontation in the Gulf when a USA naval vessel fired warning shots at a Guards vessel as it closed in on the American boat, US officials said Tuesday. Iranian naval forces are tasked with guaranteeing security within the country's maritime borders, where they have been involved in a series of face-offs with USA vessels for intrusion into Iranian territorial waters.