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Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

Wheelchair, limitations, fame; Stephen Hawking quotes on everything

The conference is bringing together some of the world's most accomplished theoretical physicists to discuss the question of whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking Radiation has bearing on their existence. "If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason - for then we would know the mind of God". "Work gives you meaning and goal, and life is empty without it", Hawking reminded them at the time . Read More

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Bedlam Women's Teams Both Make NCAA Tournament

Bedlam Women's Teams Both Make NCAA Tournament

March Madness is officially underway as the field of 68 teams have been selected over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Tournament . Saint Mary's and Middle Tennessee were two mid-major schools that arguably should have made the tournament, but weak strength of schedules likely led the selection committee to pass on them. Read More

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Elon Musk Says He's 'Inspired' by Kanye West at SXSW

Elon Musk Says He's 'Inspired' by Kanye West at SXSW

Pointing to AlphaGo and its predecessor AlphaGo Zero, Musk said AI is capable of vastly more than anyone knows, and said the rate of improvement is also exponential. Coupled with his SpaceX venture aimed at sending people into outer space, Musk said he's preparing for the possibility that another Dark Ages will hit the Earth. Read More

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Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

Google Maps and Nintendo celebrate Mario Day

The feature, which Google announced this morning, is available in the latest update in the Google Maps app on both iOS and Android. After the update, you'll need to select the famous question mark box on the bottom right of the app. Just keep in mind to practice safe driving on the road-we don't encourage throwing bananas or red shells at other drivers in real life". Google is also asking users to share photos of their adventures as Mario on Instagram and Twitter with @GoogleMaps ... Read More

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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway return to present Best Picture at Oscars

As important, the famously-uptight Academy has embraced last year's awesome gaffe. This year, he said, the Academy's accounting company told him that their focus would be on the envelopes. Now, a year later, Beatty and Dunaway are returning to the Oscars to present Best Picture once again. While there were thankfully no issues this time around, Dunaway admitted that Beatty's momentary struggle to open the envelope made her a little anxious. Read More

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Met Office issues weather warning for snow in Aberdeen

Forecasters predict widespread cold conditions across the country and a "prolonged period of wintry weather " with tempteratures set to plummet to minus 8C in places and snow to fall in London . More specific forecasts, with colour-coded snow and ice warnings, are expected to be issued by Met Eireann in the coming days. Power cuts and mobile phone services may also be affected. Read More

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Canada women beat Russian Federation 5-0, will meet United States in hockey final

Canada women beat Russian Federation 5-0, will meet United States in hockey final

On the women's side, Team USA earned a spot in the gold medal game against Canada, thanks to a 5-0 victory over Finland. The Americans have tallied a total of 12 medals , including five gold, three silver and four bronze. "I can say that once the North Korean players return home, I think I'll think of them often and have some regrets", said Korean forward Han Soojin. Read More

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Gmail Go for Android arrives at Google Play Store

Gmail Go for Android arrives at Google Play Store

Nonetheless, it supports multiple accounts from Gmail and other email clients, including Outlook.com and Yahoo Mail. Looks-wise, it's similar to the earlier version of the regular Gmail app and has all the basic features like an inbox that prioritizes emails from contacts and separates social and promotional ones. Read More

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Nokia likely to stage smartphone comeback

Nokia likely to stage smartphone comeback

Launching with Android Nougat and Android Oreo ready, the Nokia 2 receives monthly security updates so you can be sure that your smartphone is safe and up-to-date. The flagship comes with a 5.3-inch quad-HD IPS display with 700 nits of brightness, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. Read More

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Gmail to support AMP technology to make email much more interactive

Gmail to support AMP technology to make email much more interactive

Google eventually plans to bring AMP stories to more of its products and expand the way it appears in Google Search. AMP is a set of programming, which is used to make webpages load faster by stripping out layers of technology. When you search for a particular story, you'll see an option for Visual Stories from those creators, such as CNN , People and so on. "The collective desire was that this format offer new, creative and visually rich ways of storytelling specifically ... Read More

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This uncommon asteroid will zip by Earth on Friday

This uncommon asteroid will zip by Earth on Friday

The huge space rock was discovered along with another smaller asteroid by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) near Tucson, Arizona, Sunday. "Although 2018 CB is quite small, it might well be larger than the asteroid that entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, nearly exactly five years ago, in 2013", said Paul Chodas , manager at the Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read More

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PS4 Firmware Update 5.50's New Features Revealed

PS4 Firmware Update 5.50's New Features Revealed

The changes coming with the PS4 5 .50 update affect the system across the board. Such is the case with the upcoming 5.50 firmware update (codenamed KEIJI). Other improvements include further options for the PlayStation 4 Quick Menu, including volume controls for music and some friends list changes. Speaking of music, you'll be able to listen to tunes in the background while streaming games on PS Now. Read More

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Pakistan praises Turkey's effort on Jammu Kashmir

Pakistan praises Turkey's effort on Jammu Kashmir

The Vice-Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant-General Sarath Chandra said that the Army would continue to give a befitting reply. Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir also condemned Sunday's ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts, saying that it shall "cost Pakistan dearly". Read More

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Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Must Replicate WW2 Streaks!

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Must Replicate WW2 Streaks!

The original rumor claimed that the game would be set in "modern times", while Eurogamer only confirmed that it would indeed be Black Ops 4 that we'd be seeing this year. The wording of "familiar with COD games" is a bit odd, considering I'm familiar with those games existing but took a years-long break before jumping back in with WWII . Read More

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Apple confirms USA agencies are looking into iPhone slowdown

Apple confirms USA agencies are looking into iPhone slowdown

According to a Bloomberg report, the U.S. government has put in a request for information from the tech behemoth and the inquiry is in the early stages. In recent weeks, Apple confirmed that it slowed some older iPhone models as a way to avoid issues resulting from older lithium-ion batteries. However, Apple doesn't recommend doing so since it can cause unexpected shutdowns. Read More

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Google takes $1.1bn chomp out of HTC, smacks lips, burps

Google takes $1.1bn chomp out of HTC, smacks lips, burps

The expansion will make the Taipei-based unit the company's largest engineering department in the Asia-Pacific region. Google will also become less dependant on manufacturers like Qualcomm and it is also possible that the company will be able to extend the life of previous-generation smartphones when it comes to software and security updates. Read More

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IOS 11.3 Beta Includes References To 2018 iPad Pro With Face ID

IOS 11.3 Beta Includes References To 2018 iPad Pro With Face ID

Patients can use the single app to view health data including allergies, medical conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures, and vitals from various healthcare organizations. Apple says that "in addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, ARKit can now recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables". Read More

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USA venture firm launches 3 small satellites

USA venture firm launches 3 small satellites

It's a big development for the industry, meaning that smaller companies will now be able to have their satellites launched into orbit for a relative fraction of what it cost in the past. The firm, with the successful launch, has vowed to go into commercial operations as soon as possible. Then Rocket Lab also had some difficulty getting this second test flight off the ground. Read More

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Google to use mobile page loading speed to rank websites

Google to use mobile page loading speed to rank websites

Plus, they're using more apps, not web browsers, to reach the online services they're interested in. The same standard will also be applied to all pages, regardless of the technology used to build the page. Wang and Phan encouraged webmasters to review various user experience metrics that Google has made available over the years to figure out how their site performance might be impacting the overall experience of mobile users. Read More

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Nintendo LABO Cardboard Creations Unveiled, Launches April 20th

Nintendo LABO Cardboard Creations Unveiled, Launches April 20th

That means you'll be able to drive around the RC cars, reel in virtual fish with your cardboard fishing rod, speed around on the motorbike, and play a mini piano. That's about everything you need to know regarding the differences between the two different Labo Kits available to preorder now. Remember how you could touch the screen of the Nintendo DS and make it do more, complete with a stylus? Perhaps Toy-Con creations will be much more durable than my assumptions. Read More

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