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Cassini phones home after dive between Saturn and rings

Cassini phones home after dive between Saturn and rings Cassini descended below the ring plane around 5 a.m. ET Wednesday, but the antenna it would normally use to send images is instead being used to deflect potentially harmful objects away from its instruments. But it is now back in touch with Earth and sending images through space. Cassini will be taking direct samples of ring particles, as well as samples of Saturn's innermost radiation belts... [Full Article...]

See What the Power of Project Scorpio Does to a Beetle

Thankfully to even out the bad news Microsoft has been given something of a boost with the release of some exceptional looking 4K Project Scorpio images. If the still shots above aren't enough, This image below of a ladybug should demonstrate some of the Xbox One/Scorpio differences a bit more. Project Scorpio will be available this holiday season. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Mobile users are FINALLY getting this huge update today

Windows 10 Mobile users are FINALLY getting this huge update today Microsoft is hoping to use its vast user base of 10 million Windows Insiders to help find problems before they release to the mainstream customer base. Block impacted devices from receiving the Creators Update via Windows Update. The cumulative updates will start to include all past fixes by early 2017. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: WW2 Trailer Confirms the Game Is Set in WW2

Call of Duty: WW2 Trailer Confirms the Game Is Set in WW2 With developer Sledgehammer Games gearing up for the worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: WWII on Wednesday, a bunch of rumors and leaks are popping up. With the reveal of Call of Duty: WWII coming later today, it feels like it's coming at a rather convenient time, especially given the hatred that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare received past year. [Full Article...]

Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn The doodle celebrates the journey of the almost 20-year-old spacecraft in the space . The 6.7-metre spacecraft launched in 1997, back when Bill Clinton was president, and began orbiting Saturn in 2004. Cassini will make one fly-through between Saturn and its rings each week until it ends its mission by plunging into the planet on September 15. The first ring dive will happen April 26 at 5 ... [Full Article...]

Authorities searching Cachuma Lake for missing LA County boy

Authorities searching Cachuma Lake for missing LA County boy The couple are in the process of getting a divorce but share custody of their child, according to South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller. Sheriff's Department Deputy Lisa Jansen told LAist that Andressian, Sr.'s arrest was on suspicion of child endangerment, and that he is now in the custody of the South Pasadena Police Department. [Full Article...]

Google Moves to Clean Up Bogus Search Results

Google Moves to Clean Up Bogus Search Results Fake news has been a trending term among tech companies in recent months, and Google is taking a more proactive approach toward the issue. As is typical of the more behind-the-scenes aspects of its ranking system, Google does not detail the specifics of these changes, but it did cite Holocaust denial results that appeared in December 2016 as an example of the type of problem it hopes to re... [Full Article...]

DJI unveils goggles that gives wearer a 'drone's eye view'

DJI unveils goggles that gives wearer a 'drone's eye view' At a close range and with no interference, you'll be able to get a 1080p feed at 30fps, while flying further away will bump the resolution down to 720p, at either 30fps or 60fps. Operators should always follow local regulations for FPV flight, and it is recommended to use a spotter to help monitor the surrounding airspace. Also this week DJI partnered with Seagate to release a new Drone hard dri... [Full Article...]

Trump slams 'fake media' over low approval ratings

Trump slams 'fake media' over low approval ratings During a CNN panel of Trump voters, a man named Scott McCommons said that he thought Trump's first 100 days were a "disaster", and he said he regretted his vote for the president in November. Trump's overall job-approval rating stands at 40 percent-down four points from February. And a majority, 54%, said they did not have a problem with Trump working out of Mar-a-lago, his private club in Flo... [Full Article...]

Footage of Google cofounder Larry Page's 'flying car' released by Kitty Hawk

Footage of Google cofounder Larry Page's 'flying car' released by Kitty Hawk Kitty Hawk is the aircraft - and also the name of the company that makes it, and it's backed by Google founder Larry Page, reportedly to the tune of $100 million. The prototype can fly up to 15 feet in altitude and can land vertically, eliminating a need for a runway, according to a press release by the company. [Full Article...]

Genocide and romance don't mix in misguided 'The Promise'

Genocide and romance don't mix in misguided 'The Promise' It's unlikely that " The Promise " will suffer at the box office from the earlier release of " The Ottoman Lieutenant; " that film opened on just 200 screens and earned a 26 Metascore. They really killed millions of these people. There's a small museum a few of us got to go to, and then for me, the biggest help was there were these videos and recordings from survivors who would recount the things ... [Full Article...]

New image shows Earth between rings of Saturn

New image shows Earth between rings of Saturn Even the spacecraft's thousands of routine image dispatches have engaged people from around the world, who can check in any time on Cassini's NASA page or on social media . This fly-by won't provide any proof either way of life on Titan, but it will provide Cassini with its longest duration RADAR observations to look for changes in the liquid methane lakes and seas on Titan's surface. [Full Article...]

Version 2.2.0 Update Improves System Stability

Version 2.2.0 Update Improves System Stability This week, Target began offering a Nintendo Switch starter bundle on its website for $499.99 (the same price as GameStop's Mario Kart 8 bundle ). Downloading an emulator often entails users completing a survey, and receiving a code to "unlock" the software. [Full Article...]

Space station supply ship at launch pad honors John Glenn

Over the past 18 months, Orbital ATK has successfully completed critical design reviews for major elements of the company's solid propulsion stages, along with preliminary vehicle level and launch site infrastructure reviews. A banner with John Glenn's portrait hangs inside the Cygnus . Following Glenn's death in December, Orbital ATK asked his widow, Annie, for permission to use his name for ... [Full Article...]

Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline

Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline With this new feature, Instagram users on Android will be able to leave comments, Like posts, save media, and unfollow people while offline, and all of it will happen when an internet connection is made. For now, there is no mention on whether Instagram Stories will work offline or not. Instagram is also planning to make more of its features available offline soon, which could make it a ... [Full Article...]

Enforcing North Korea Coal Ban Seriously, No Violations: China

Enforcing North Korea Coal Ban Seriously, No Violations: China On Thursday, Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in "the menace of North Korea", after North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike". US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday North Korea's rhetoric was provocative, but he had learnt not to trust it. None of the USA officials who spoke about the heightened level of activity by Chinese bombers sugg... [Full Article...]

Microsoft To Release Major Windows 10 Updates Twice A Year

Microsoft To Release Major Windows 10 Updates Twice A Year Windows Insider Paul Thurrott agrees, calling the biannual schedule " too aggressive ", and personally preferring an annual features update . The update months will be March and September. And it added: "Because of how this support policy is implemented, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices that have a seventh generation or a later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download... [Full Article...]

More Gamers Can Soon Make Money on Twitch

More Gamers Can Soon Make Money on Twitch The Affiliate Program will soon launch worldwide. The Affiliate Program will make monetization methods that were once exclusive to Partners available for more Twitch users, starting with Cheering for Bits . To be considered, you'll need to have 50 or more followers and have broadcast at least 500 total minutes on at least seven of the past 30 days, with an average of three or more concu... [Full Article...]

Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off

A day before the launch, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin said that his vision of the spacecraft differs from that of NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. They reached orbit about nine minutes later, a moment illustrated when a stuffed white dog toy hanging from a string in the capsule began to float. [Full Article...]

Asteroid to fly past Earth on April 19

Asteroid to fly past Earth on April 19 The asteroid was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona - a project of NASA's NEO Observations Program in collaboration with the University of Arizona. According to Sky and Telescope , the asteroid will cover half the sky in under 30 minutes during early evening hours on April 19 and it'll be fast enough to see it fly across the field of view i... [Full Article...]


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