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12-14-2019 Science&Technology
Boeing's Starliner Astronaut Taxi Is 'Go' for Launch on Dec. 20

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is ready to deliver holiday presents on its inaugural trip to the International Space Station. On Thursday (Dec. 12), NASA and Boeing held a Flight Readiness Review (FRR), an in-depth assessment on how ready a mission is to proceed, in anticipation of Starliner's first uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT) mission, which is scheduled to launch Dec. 20 at 6:36 a.m. EST (1136 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. During the review, mission man

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TOP  Source: Space

12-14-2019 Cars
Tesla Model Y spied on Fremont test rack, rips through track at full speed

Recent spy videos of the upcoming Tesla Model Y have shown the all-electric crossover ripping through the Fremont factory’s test track like a supercar, despite rain and heavy winds. The speed of the Model Y is quite astounding, considering that its Performance variant has the most conservative specs among the vehicles donning Tesla’s “P” branding. Two videos of the Model Y in Fremont’s test track were recently shared online. One, which featured a whole minute of the crossover gliding smoothly

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TOP  Source: Tesla Rati

12-14-2019 Games
Microsoft’s next Xbox is Xbox Series X, coming holiday 2020

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is officially called Xbox Series X. Microsoft revealed the name and console design on stage at the Game Awards today. The console itself looks far more like a PC than we’ve seen from previous Xbox consoles, and Microsoft’s trailer provides a brief glimpse at the new design. The console itself is designed to be used in both vertical and horizont

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TOP  Source: The Verge

12-14-2019 Politics
Boris Johnson on course for huge win in UK election, exit poll suggests

(CNN)Boris Johnson's election gamble appears to have paid off. Brexit seemed to be firmly back on track Thursday after an initial exit poll suggested his Conservative Party was on course to secure a large majority -- 86 seats -- in the House of Commons. The exit poll, conducted for the UK's main broadcasters, predicted the Conservatives would win 368 seats, well ahead of Labour's 191. The Scottish National Party is projected to win 55 seats, with the Liberal Democrats securing 13. Reacting to th

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TOP  Source: CNN

12-14-2019 Politics
Dems plow ahead with impeachment articles, in heated all-day session

The House Judiciary Committee became the scene of a fresh partisan clash Thursday as lawmakers pressed ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Trump, with majority Democrats turning back a last-ditch bid by Republicans to scrap one of them. The committee is poised for an initial vote by day's end that would send the articles to the full House for a historically weighty floor vote as early as next week. But first, lawmakers were finalizing the text of the articles during Thursda

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TOP  Source: Fox News

12-14-2019 Politics
Senate defies earlier White House block to unanimously recognize Armenian genocide

The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in Turkey more than 100 years ago, over earlier objections from President Donald Trump. The move amounted to a stern condemnation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has grown close to Russia in recent months and who criticized a similar resolution passed by the House. Moreover, the Senate advanced Turkish sanctions legislation on Wednesday, threatening to disrupt Trump's alliance with Erdogan.

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TOP  Source: Politico

12-14-2019 Science&Technology
Google Assistant’s interpreter mode is coming to phones today

Interpreter mode, the feature that allows Google Assistant to translate your conversations in real time, is coming to phones. Google says it will work with 44 languages and can be invoked by saying commands like “Hey Google, help me speak Thai” or “Hey Google, be my German translator.” Interpreter mode was previously only available on Google Home smart speakers and displays. It’ll start rolling out inside the iOS and Android Google Assistant smartphone apps from today. Once you’re in interprete

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TOP  Source: The Verge

12-14-2019 Science&Technology
NASA finds 'water ice' just below the surface of Mars

To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be used for drinking and for creating rocket fuel. To assist in the hunt for water on neighboring Mars, NASA has released a "treasure map" of potential ice locations on the red planet. Researchers created the map of the Martian surface which shows where water ice (so-called because other chemical compounds can freeze) is believed to be located. In some places, the ice is as little as 2.5

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TOP  Source: Engadget

12-13-2019 General
New Zealand has ordered more than 1,290 square feet of skin for volcano victims

(CNN)New Zealand has ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat patients injured in Monday's volcanic eruption on White Island, authorities said Wednesday. A total of 47 people were on White Island, off the coast of North Island, when the eruption occurred. Eight people have been confirmed dead, and more than 20 others are currently hospitalized in critical condition. Search and recovery operations are continuing for those still missing and presumed dead on the island. The skin is now needed to

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TOP  Source: CNN

12-13-2019 Politics
The Incredible Shrinking Impeachment

So that’s it? That’s all there is? After all the talk of obstruction of justice, collusion with Russia, bribery, extortion, profiting from the Presidency, and more, House Democrats have reduced their articles of impeachment against President Trump to two: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Honey, we shrunk the impeachment. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will vote as early as Thursday on the text of the two articles they unveiled Tuesday, and then they will rush it to the floor nex

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TOP  Source: The Wall Street Journal

12-13-2019 Cars
2021 Chevrolet Suburban And 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe: Here They Are

Chevrolet just debuted the new 2021 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. We can’t give you many details on what’s different under the skin, but we can show you the skin itself. Behold the new Suburban and Tahoe. Update: We have details. There’s a diesel engine, an updated rear suspension design, and some serious changes in overall size. The big news for the 2021 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe is the independent rear suspension taking the place of the solid rear ax

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TOP  Source: Jalopnik

12-13-2019 Environment
Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing

The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has “achieved nothing” because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid. Thousands of young people were expected to gather at the UN climate conference and in the streets of the Spanish capital on Friday to protest against the lack of progress in tackling the climate emergency, as officials from more than 190 countries wrangled over the niceties of wording

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TOP  Source: The Guardian

12-13-2019 Science&Technology
Update Your Android's 'Carrier Services' App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services application might unlock it for you. As 9to5Google notes, a brand-new update for your Carrier Services app is opening up RCS messaging for even more combinations of carriers and devices, inc

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TOP  Source: Life Hacker

12-13-2019 Health
Facebook's 'inaccurate' HIV PrEP ads an 'imminent danger,' LGBTQ groups say

More than 50 LGBTQ, HIV and public health organizations have signed an open letter calling on Facebook to remove “factually inaccurate” advertisements placed by law firms that “suggest negative health effects” of HIV-prevention medication Truvada, a type of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. “The advertisements are targeting LGBTQ Facebook and Instagram users, and are causing significant harm to public health,” the letter states. “The law firms’ advertisements are scaring away at-risk HIV negati

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TOP  Source: NBC News

12-13-2019 Politics
Argentine President Alberto Fernández’s Inauguration Marks Return of Peronism

BUENOS AIRES— Alberto Fernández was sworn in as president of Argentina, vowing to restore growth and redistribute wealth by reversing the austerity policies of his pro-business predecessor, Mauricio Macri. The 60-year-old veteran politician led the nationalist Peronist coalition to victory in October’s election with promises that the state would provide for Argentines. In his speech Tuesday before a raucous Congress, he said his compatriots had rejected a four-year experiment with market reforms

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TOP  Source: The Wall Street Journal

12-13-2019 Entertainment
How the First Trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife is Similar with Stranger Things

Who you gonna call? No, not the kids from the Stranger Things. For all the fans out there that already watched the newly-released trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, you might have observed some similarities of the classic film to one of this generation's biggest science fiction horror TV series, Stranger Things. However, if you are one of the people that do not quite understand what's the fuss about. Here are some major observations from Ghostbusters: Afterlife's trailer and the said look-ali

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-12-2019 Science&Technology
Microsoft will roll out full-screen Windows 10 upgrade prompts to Windows 7 users in January

In brief: Windows 7 faithfuls have known that the OS' lifespan is ending for some time now, and Microsoft has been gradually ramping up its efforts to get the users to upgrade to Windows 10. On January 15, that will mean Windows 7 users will be hit with even more irritating upgrade prompts. Unlike most of these prompts to date, the new notification will take up your entire screen. It will warn you that your system is out of support, and you won't have access to any further security updates or s

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TOP  Source: Teach Spot

12-12-2019 Cars
GM unveils new Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban SUVs

GM unveiled new versions of its highly profitable Chevrolet full-size SUVs Tuesday night that are larger and more tech-advanced than current models. The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban share design cues from the recently-revamped Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicles are expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships next year. DETROIT – General Motors unveiled new versions of its highly-profitable Chevrolet full-size SUVs Tuesday night that are larger, more tech-advanced and of

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TOP  Source: CNBC

12-12-2019 Cars
Tesla Cybertruck ‘Boat Mode’ grants Elon Musk’s amphibious car dreams in fan-made render

A three-dimensional rendering of the Tesla Cybertruck floating in the ocean has emerged on Instagram showing a man in the truck’s “vault”, enjoying a day on the water in a futuristic car-boat. The video by hypercarislands gives passionate fishermen an idea of how Tesla’s first pickup could double as an amphibious car in “Boat Mode.” The man in the back of the Cybertruck in the rendering is visibly happy, enjoying beautiful weather while catching fish in a floating Tesla. Underwater vehicles are

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TOP  Source: Tesla Rati

12-12-2019 Security
How To Protect Your Personal Information With These Simple Steps

Giving out personal information online is a critical thing to do. Aside from the fact that it can be publicized in any way possible, things like information fraud and identity theft can also happen once your given information circulates. However, it is now near impossible to have and check your personal information without the help of the Internet and computers. So what should you do to protect your information while experiencing the convenience provided by the online world? Here's how. Over 75

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-12-2019 Science&Technology
Google built its own tiny HDMI 2.1 box to jump-start ‘the next generation of Android TV’

Today, Google is announcing that Android 10 is arriving on Android TV, and it’s about as bland of an update as they come. Primarily, it’s just the performance and security benefits of Android 10, without a single new user-facing feature. But at the bottom of Google’s blog post, the company hints at why: Google’s busy prepping for the “next-generation of Android TV,” starting with the miniature box above. Google says this new ADT-3 dongle is a full-fledged Android TV platform, with a quad-core AR

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TOP  Source: The Verge

12-12-2019 Science&Technology
Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset

At last, your Oculus Quest is ready to double as a PC VR headset. Oculus has released a Link beta that lets you use Rift titles on the Quest when you're physically connected to your PC. You'll want a long, "high quality" USB 3 cable (Oculus suggests 10 feet), and the system requirements are fairly stringent. The beta currently supports only most recent NVIDIA GPUs, and it's recommended that you have the same processor and RAM specs you'd need for a decent Oculus Rift or Rift S experience. GPU su

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TOP  Source: Engadget

12-12-2019 Science&Technology
Apple releases iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3, here’s what’s new [U: HomePod]

As expected, Apple today has released iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 to the public. These updates include bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as some notable new features and customization options. iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 For the iPhone and iPad, iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 include support for Communication Limits in Screen Time. This allows you to set specific limitations on who and when you can communicate with. During allotted screen time, you can allow communi

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TOP  Source: 9to5Mac

12-12-2019 Politics
Impeachment is coming. Who will pay the price?

CNN)The die is cast: Democrats have unveiled the charges on which they plan to impeach Donald Trump next week. But don't hold your breath for the President to be kicked out of office — the trial in the Republican-led Senate is just as likely to acquit him. The question now is how this all plays out in the 2020 election. Trump plans to turn the trial into a campaign narrative about defeating "Deep State" plotters, whom he accuses of trying to destroy his presidency and rob 2016 voters. This could

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TOP  Source: CNN

12-11-2019 Science&Technology
North will stop making its Focals glasses to focus on its second generation

North, the company behind the augmented reality Focals glasses, is no longer selling its current glasses and is instead focusing on a second-generation set that’ll be available next year. The company wouldn’t provide details on the new glasses and instead would only say the device will be 40 percent lighter and sleeker. It’ll also incorporate a higher-resolution display. The team also released a teaser image of frames with a more mainstream look. North operates two showrooms for the Focals, and

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TOP  Source: The Verge

12-11-2019 Science&Technology
Carrier Services update brings RCS messaging to more Android phones

Last month, Google unveiled plans to bring RCS to all Android phones in the United States, scheduled to roll out over the following weeks. Today, a new update to Carrier Services seems to immediately enable RCS on some Android devices, including Google Pixel phones. Google’s ambitions with the Chat initiative for RCS to replace SMS around the world have been stymied by carriers both in the United States and abroad. Those carriers have been unwilling to put the effort into the new technology in a

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TOP  Source: 9to5google

12-11-2019 Science&Technology
Surprise! Oculus Quest becomes first VR set with native hand tracking—this week

Starting this week, the Oculus Quest VR headset becomes even more tantalizing by adding a feature we've never seen ship as a built-in option in a VR system: hand tracking. VR users will be able to put down their controllers and use their fingers to manipulate VR worlds, as tracked by Quest's array of built-in cameras. The feature received a tease at October's Oculus Connect 6 conference and got an "early 2020" launch window from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But someone on the Oculus engineerin

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TOP  Source: Ars Technica

12-11-2019 Cars
You Can Camp in It, Too! Tesla Just Unveiled a New Trailer and Outdoorsy Config for Its Cybertruck

It’s been a few weeks since Elon Musk shattered expectations with his polarizing polygonal Cybertruck, and the shocks keep coming: The Tesla CEO has revealed there’s a new ultra-tough trailer in the works, as well as another Cybertruck configuration designed specifically for camping. Musk said that Tesla is planning a “sick attachment for the Cybertruck,” according to Electrek, and the marque subsequently released a new render of the electric pickup truck with its own trailer. As you would expec

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TOP  Source: Yahoo

12-11-2019 Health
A Harvard geneticist's goal: to protect humans from viruses, genetic diseases, and aging

Our lives have been transformed by the information age. But what's coming next is likely to be more profound, call it the genetic information age. We have mapped the human genome and in just the last few years we have learned to read and write DNA like software. And you're about to see a few breakthroughs-in-waiting that would transform human health. For a preview of this revolution in evolution we met George Church, a world leading geneticist, whose own DNA harbors many eccentricities and a fe

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TOP  Source: CBS News

12-11-2019 Science&Technology
NASA unveils 'the most powerful rocket ever built'

NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, aims to carry astronauts to the moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis project. This weekend at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gave the public its first up-close look at the system, which he described as "the most powerful rocket ever built." The SLS has just completed its latest round of testing. To test the fuel tank, a test rig structurally like the real SLS liquid hydrogen tank was subjected to compression, te

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TOP  Source: Engadget

12-11-2019 Politics
Trump hits point of no return as Democrats ready impeachment articles

Washington (CNN)House Democrats are crossing a somber point of no political return as they roll out articles of impeachment Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump of abusing power and obstructing Congress. The momentous step toward making Trump only the third president to be formally impeached in nearly two-and-a-half centuries of US history comes in a tumultuous third year of his term and only 11 months before the next general election. "Today, in service to our duty to the Constitution and t

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TOP  Source: CNN

12-11-2019 Environment
Climate change: Greenland ice melt 'is accelerating'

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. The assessment comes from an international team of polar scientists who've reviewed all the satellite observations over a 26-year period. They say Greenland's contribution to sea-level rise is currently tracking what had been regarded as a pessimistic projection of the future. It means an additional 7cm of ocean rise could now be expected by the end of the century from Greenland alone. This threatens to put many millions more p

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TOP  Source: BBC

12-09-2019 Cars
Elon Musk spotted driving Tesla’s new Cybertruck electric pickup around LA

It looks like Elon Musk is upgrading his Tesla daily driver. The CEO was spotted driving Tesla’s new Cybertruck electric pickup around Los Angeles. Until this weekend, there only has been a single Tesla Cybertruck prototype sighting, but now it looks like the electric pickup truck has been around Los Angeles quite a bit this weekend. As we reported earlier today, it was spotted around the LAX airport yesterday. Now we learn that the electric pickup truck has been spotted a few more times around

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TOP  Source: Electrek

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
Russia’s Data Center Market is Ready to Take Off

According to iKS-Consulting, a market research agency, Russia's data center market value will grow by almost 27% YoY in 2019, reaching US$ 561 million. At the same time, the number of racks is expected to increase by 11% to 43.5K. Russia's market for data centers and cloud services is demonstrating good performance, with the growth rate of about 10% for colocation services and almost 25% for cloud services. In the global context, however, the Russian industry of data centers and cloud services

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
Here's How to Upload All Your Facebook Photos Straight to Google Photos

On Dec. 2 (Monday), Facebook introduced a new tool in their platform that allows users to transfer images straight to Google Photos. The update was already rolled out in Ireland, but users from the rest of the world will still have to wait until early 2020 to enjoy this feature. 'Direct Transfers for Data Portability' Have you ever wanted to take your embarrassing high school photos off your Facebook account but could not actually delete them because they hold some sentimental value? Well, you

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-09-2019 Politics
GOING NUCLEAR Donald Trump fires warning shot at Kim Jong-un after latest ‘nuclear missile’ test

DONALD Trump today warned trigger-happy North Korea it has "too much to lose" hours after its latest controversial "missile" test. The tough-talking US president took to Twitter to take aim at Kim Jong-un by telling him to stick to his pledge to stop his nuclear ambitions now. Trump tweeted: "Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. "He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interf

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TOP  Source: The Sun

12-09-2019 General
Pensacola naval base shooting that left 3 dead presumed to be terrorism, FBI says

While the FBI is presuming the fatal shooting of three at a Pensacola, Florida, naval base on Friday was terrorism, it has yet to declare an official motive. In a news conference Sunday afternoon, Rachel L. Rojas, the FBI's special agent in charge in Jacksonville, said federal, state and local authorities are investigating the attack by the suspect, identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was in a training program at Naval Air Station Pe

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TOP  Source: NBC News

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
Snapchat Cameo edits your face into videos

Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you can then share. It’s essentially a simplified way to Deepfake you into GIFs. Cameos are an alternative to Bitmoji for quickly conveying an emotion, reaction, or silly situation in Snapchat messages. Some French users received a test version of the feature today, as spotted by Snap enthusiast @Mtatsis. TechCrunch reached out to Snap, which confirmed Cameo’s existence, and that it’

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

12-09-2019 Entertainment
'The Flash' Mid-Season Finale Closes the Bloodwork Arc in 'One of the Best Episodes' of the Show

The CW's The Flash has finally concluded its Bloodwork arc in a two-part mid-season finale episodes, entitled "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen," which had its first part last week that ended in a cliffhanger and finally continued to the episode that aired last Tuesday, Dec. 3. According to ScreenRant, the latest episode of The Flash season 6 is dubbed as one of the show's best—and there's no surprise as to why its fans think so. Episode Recap During last week's episode and part one of The La

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
PlayStation Gets Guinness World Record, and the Here are the Winners of the PlayStation Awards 2019

The original PlayStation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the game console has just received the best birthday gift ever—becoming a Guinness Book World Record holder. According to IGN, Sony's PlayStation has received the title for the "best-selling videogame home console brand ever" by the one and only Guinness World Records, who've been recording world records since 1955. The world record was set after PlayStation has sold over 450,190,000 total units since it was first launc

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-09-2019 Security
Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as fileless infection, never writes anything to a computer hard drive. Instead, it loads malicious code directly into memory and executes it from there. The technique is an effective way to evade antivirus protection because there’s no file to be analyzed or flagged as suspicious. In-memory inf

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TOP  Source: Ars Technica

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
After redesigns, the finish line is in sight for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship

Five-and-a-half years ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, a sleek-looking human-rated spaceship with 3D-printed engines, a roomy stylized interior and touchscreen controls. Now SpaceX’s first ship to ferry astronauts — with numerous design changes introduced since 2014 — is about to leave the company’s factory for final testing before launching early next year. Two big launches are on tap to close out development of the Crew Dragon spaceship. The first flight,

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TOP  Source: Space Flight Now

12-09-2019 Cars
Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted in the wild – looks massive

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype, seemingly the same unveiled last month, has been spotted in the wild in Los Angeles and the consensus is that it looks massive. Last month, Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck after months of hype. The automaker delivered on the specs with an impressive range of up to 500 miles, segment-leading functionality, and a price starting at just $39,900. But the radical design of the Cybertruck raised a lot of eyebrows. A few weeks later, it warmed up to some people, but it’s

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TOP  Source: Electrek

12-09-2019 Business
RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding

Raysecur says at least ten times a day someone sends a suspicious package containing powder, liquid, or some other kind of hazard. The Boston, Mass.-based startup says its desktop-sized 3D real-time scanning technology, dubbed MailSecur, can intercept and detect threats in the mailroom before they ever make it onto the office floor. Mailroom security may not seem fancy or interesting, but they’re a common gateway into a corporate environment. They’re a huge attack vector for attackers — both ph

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
Apple’s releasing a new iPhone in just a few months, and now we know what it’s called

Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone will likely be called the iPhone 9 and not the iPhone SE 2, according to a new report from Macotakara. The news will likely come as a blow to ardent iPhone SE fans who have been patiently waiting for a true iPhone SE successor for nearly four years now. Notably, the Macotakara report corroborates a number of previous rumors we’ve seen about Apple’s forthcoming iPhone, including the fact that it will boast a 4.7-inch display, Touch ID, and Apple’s next-gen A13 Bio

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TOP  Source: BGR

12-09-2019 Society
Hong Kong protesters keep up pressure with mass march

Hong Kong (CNN)The organizers of the large-scale demonstrations which kicked off Hong Kong's months-long protest movement earlier this year returned to the streets again Sunday, in a bid to maintain pressure on the city's government following the success of pro-democracy groups at recent elections. Tens of thousands of protesters of all ages began assembling at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay at 3 p.m. (2 a.m. ET) under bright blue skies. Many in the crowd could be seen carrying large banners, bea

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TOP  Source: CNN

12-09-2019 General
AOC is Hot on Tinder, But Not In The Way You Think

What do Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Greta Thunberg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Robert Mueller have in common? Well, among other things, they seem to be a hot talking point between Tinder users. As it turns out, Gen Z has officially taken over the dating app. And as far as their generation goes, being 'woke' is considered a strong dating trait. Sorry, millennials, you'll have to move out of your digital dating throne for now. Revealed in Tinder's year-end review called The Year in Swipe - What 2019 T

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

12-09-2019 Science&Technology
Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that Russian operatives are behind the leak of sensitive trade data — likely with the intention of impacting the UK’s General Election campaign. The country goes to the polls next week, on December 12. The UK has been politically

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

12-13-2019 General
New Zealand has ordered more than 1,290 square feet of skin for volcano victims

(CNN)New Zealand has ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat patients injured in Monday's volcanic eruption on White Island, authorities said Wednesday. A total of 47 people were on White Island, off the coast of North Island, when the eruption occurred. Eight people have been confirmed dead, and more than 20 others are currently hospitalized in critical condition. Search and recovery operations are continuing for those still missing and presumed dead on the island. The skin is now needed to

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TOP   Source: CNN

12-13-2019 Politics
The Incredible Shrinking Impeachment

So that’s it? That’s all there is? After all the talk of obstruction of justice, collusion with Russia, bribery, extortion, profiting from the Presidency, and more, House Democrats have reduced their articles of impeachment against President Trump to two: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Honey, we shrunk the impeachment. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will vote as early as Thursday on the text of the two articles they unveiled Tuesday, and then they will rush it to the floor nex

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TOP   Source: The Wall Street Journal

12-13-2019 Environment
Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing

The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has “achieved nothing” because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid. Thousands of young people were expected to gather at the UN climate conference and in the streets of the Spanish capital on Friday to protest against the lack of progress in tackling the climate emergency, as officials from more than 190 countries wrangled over the niceties of wording

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TOP   Source: The Guardian

12-13-2019 Entertainment
How the First Trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife is Similar with Stranger Things

Who you gonna call? No, not the kids from the Stranger Things. For all the fans out there that already watched the newly-released trailer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, you might have observed some similarities of the classic film to one of this generation's biggest science fiction horror TV series, Stranger Things. However, if you are one of the people that do not quite understand what's the fuss about. Here are some major observations from Ghostbusters: Afterlife's trailer and the said look-ali

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TOP   Source: Tech Times

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1 The New York Times / United States 2 The Guardian / United Kingdom 3 The Daily Mail / United Kingdom
4 China Daily / China 5 The Washington Post / United States 6 The Telegraph / United Kingdom
7 The Wall Street Journal / United States 8 USA Today / United States 9 The Times of India / India
10 The Independent / United Kingdom 11 Los Angeles Times / United States 12 El País / Spain
13 Financial Times / United Kingdom 14 The People's Daily / China 15 United Daily News / China
16 The Economic Daily / China 17 Le Monde / France 18 Daily Mirror / United Kingdom
19 El Mundo / Spain 20 Daily News / United States 21 La Repubblica / Italy
22 Bild / Germany 23 Le Figaro / France 24 The Sydney Morning Herald / Australia
25 Houston Chronicle / United States 26 Hürriyet / Turkey 27 Chicago Tribune / United States
28 The Examiner / United States 29 New York Post / United States 30 Asahi Shimbun / Japan
31 Corriere della Sera / Italy 32 The Economic Times / India 33 Milliyet Gazetesi / Turkey
34 Marca / Spain 35 Liberty Times / Taiwan 36 Die Welt / Germany
37 The Globe and Mail / Canada 38 Nihon Keizai Shimbun / Japan 39 The Hollywood Reporter / United States
40 Sabah / Turkey 41 The Christian Science Monitor / United States 42 Daily Express / United Kingdom
43 Kompas / Indonesia 44 The Indian Express / India 45 Yomiuri Shimbun / Japan
46 Gazeta Wyborcza / Poland 47 The Hindu / India 48 The Toronto Star / Canada
49 The Sun / United Kingdom 50 The Age / Australia 51 The Boston Globe / United States
52 Philippine Daily Inquirer / Philippines 53 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Germany 54 The Washington Times / United States
55 Clarín / Argentina 56 Chosun Ilbo / Japan 57 Die Zeit / Germany
58 The Onion / United States 59 Metro / United Kingdom 60 ABC / Spain
61 The Seattle Times / United States 62 The Times / United Kingdom 63 La Gazzetta dello Sport / Italy
64 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Germany 65 The Hill / United States 66 Dainik Bhaskar / India
67 The Philadelphia Inquirer / United States 68 The Oregonian / United States 69 The Dong-a Ilbo / Korea
70 La Nación / Argentina 71 The Hindustan Times / India 72 San Jose Mercury News / United States
73 The Dallas Morning News / United States 74 AS / Spain 75 The Australian / Australia
76 Star Tribune / United States 77 Qingdao News / China 78 The Jerusalem Post / Israel
79 The Plain Dealer / United States 80 L'Equipe / France 81 Komsomolskaya Pravda / Russia
82 The Denver Post / United States 83 Mladá fronta Dnes / Czech Republic 84 Libération / France
85 O Globo / Brazil 86 Aftonbladet / Sweden 87 The Japan Times / Japan
88 Business Standard / India 89 Le Nouvel Observateur / France 90 Kommersant / Russia
91 Le Parisien / France 92 The New Zealand Herald / New Zealand 93 Detroit Free Press / United States
94 Newsday / United States 95 The Baltimore Sun / United States 96 National Post / Canada
97 Il Sole 24 Ore / Italy 98 The Miami Herald / United States 99 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / United States
100 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / United States 101 The Irish Independent / Ireland 102 South China Morning Post / Hong Kong SAR
103 The Irish Times / Ireland 104 The Star Online / Malaysia 105 De Telegraaf / Netherlands
106 Dawn / Pakistan 107 Der Standaard / Austria 108 The Sacramento Bee / United States
109 20 Minutos / Spain 110 Mainichi Shimbun / Japan 111 Rossiyskaya Gazeta / Russia
112 Apple Daily / Taiwan 113 DNA - Daily News & Analysis / India 114 La Stampa / Italy
115 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / United States 116 20 Minutes / France 117 La Vanguardia / Spain
118 Evening Standard / United Kingdom 119 China Times / Taiwan 120 The Straits Times / Singapore
121 Orlando Sentinel / United States 122 Der Tagesspiegel / Germany 123 South Florida Sun-Sentinel / United States
124 Verdens Gang / Norway 125 Argumenti i Fakti / Russia 126 Boston Herald / United States
127 Infobae / Argentina 128 Dagbladet / Norway 129 Independent Online / South Africa
130 The New York Observer / United States 131 Yeni Safak / Turkey 132 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / United States
133 The Kansas City Star / United States 134 Al-Ahram / Egypt 135 The Scotsman / United Kingdom
136 Nikkan Sports / Japan 137 Deseret News / United States 138 Herald Sun / Australia
139 The Vancouver Sun / Canada 140 Yang Cheng Wan Bao / China 141 Les Échos / France
142 Gulf News / United Arab Emirates 143 Yedioth Aharonot / Israel 144 Sports Nippon / Japan
145 The Orange County Register / United States 146 Expressen / Sweden 147 St. Louis Post-Dispatch / United States
148 Pravda.ru / Russia 149 Handelsblatt / Germany 150 The Daily Telegraph / Australia
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