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Because the payload is classified, no details about its intended orbit, goal or capabilities have been released. The rocket's first stage will attempt a controlled landing back on Earth at Landing Zone 1. The satellite popped up on SpaceX's launch schedule last October, two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration received an application for launch.
  • Researchers uncover major security flaws affecting most devices

    Researchers uncover major security flaws affecting most devices

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    Intel chips dating as far back as a decade are in jeopardy. In this case, the design feature in question is something called speculative execution, which is a processing technique most Intel chips have used since 1995, and one that's common in ARM and AMD processors , too.
  • Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to Japan in March

    Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Coming to Japan in March

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    The confirmation came from a Japanese store listing that only had the PS4 edition, but it's nearly certain it'll come to both PS4 and Xbox One. It's not known whether the Xbox One or PC will also see the remastered racer. Presumably it will contain all of the previously released DLC, slightly buffed up resolution and texture filtering, and the original soundtrack may or may not come back in all its entirety.
  • Apple discusses 'Spectre' and 'Meltdown' fixes on iOS, macOS

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    Apple on Thursday confirmed that Meltdown and Spectre - the Google-discovered attacks that exploit a security flaw that affects nearly everything with a processor - can be used against its devices too. Apple also announced that it will be releasing patches for Spectre in the form of an update to web browser Safari in a few days. Apple has already released all of those updates, so if you own any of those devices, you can protect them by making sure your operating system is ...
  • Running Out Of Mobile Data? Best Prepaid Plans Under Rs 500

    Running Out Of Mobile Data? Best Prepaid Plans Under Rs 500

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    Reliance Jio's Rs. 499 prepaid recharge plan offers 91 GB of data. While this is a good offering from Idea , the other operators are also offer similar plans. The pack has a 1.5GB daily data limit. These plans now offer 1GB of data per day, but after the revision, it will offer 1.5GB of data daily at the same price.
  • Apple devices are already protected against Meltdown without any hit to performance

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    Apple Watch isn't vulnerable to the Meltdown attack, the company said . The company warned users against downloading software from unknown sources in a press release. With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of browsing the Web until Apple issues its patch.
  • HMD Announces Nokia 6 (2018) With Upgraded Specs

    HMD Announces Nokia 6 (2018) With Upgraded Specs

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    Instead, it features the same 16MP f/2.0 sensor found on its predecessor, with a 1.0μm pixel size, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a dual-tone LED flash module. Both devices have a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and retain the 16-megapixel rear camera . Both variants offer a microSD card slot for expandable storage, a USB Type-C port, and a fingerprint reader on the back.
  • Poop-Smearing Man Causes In-Flight Bathroom Crisis

    Poop-Smearing Man Causes In-Flight Bathroom Crisis

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    United Airlines spokesman Charlie Hobart says 245 passengers were aboard the flight, which is set to depart Anchorage on Friday. " United flight 895, traveling from Chicago to Hong Kong, diverted to Anchorage last night due to a disruptive passenger", the airline wrote in a statement.
  • Samsung Tips Fresh 13-Inch Notebook 7 Spin Convertible

    Samsung Tips Fresh 13-Inch Notebook 7 Spin Convertible

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    Samsung dumped the i5-6200U chipset from the original Spin in favor of a more modern, 8th-generation i5 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. " Our customers wanted a functional, intuitive device that includes a wide range of their favorite features, and that's what we've delivered with the Notebook 7 Spin (2018 )", said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
  • Google asking random users to answer survey on Pixel 2 XL

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    The problem was originally thought to be with WhatsApp specifically, but many other users later confirmed that the bug was also observed with messages sent via Snapchat, Google Allo and Telegram, which suggested that the problem lied in the phones themselves.
  • 2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018

    2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018

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    While the Chromebook 11 G6 EE's built for a chaotic classroom, with co-molded rubber contact points and a strengthened corner design to absorb bumps, the Chromebook 14 G5's keyboard is created to survive the minor spills and features pick-resistant keys.
  • Ozone Layer Hole Slowly Recovering, Research Shows

    Ozone Layer Hole Slowly Recovering, Research Shows

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    The newest NASA study is the first to survey the chemical composition of the ozone hole and show a reduction in ozone depletion as a result of declining levels of CFCs. The Montreal Protocol was a global promise made in 1989 by industrial countries to sharply curb the use of CFCs, and it looks like the Earth is finally beginning to fix the damage we wrought.
  • Oceans Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Speeds

    Oceans Losing Oxygen at Breathtaking Speeds

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    When water gets too warm coral polyps expel the algae which provide them with food and the reefs become white and are no longer living. "Before the 1980s, mass bleaching of corals was unheard of", said lead author Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
  • Spotify's chief content officer is leaving ahead of its IPO

    Spotify's chief content officer is leaving ahead of its IPO

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    The Swedish company, which has been valued at up to $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1.26 lakh crores), added the 10 million paying subscribers since its last update in July. This is almost half of all active users, which were 140 million as of June 2017. The new milestone is definitely good news for the company that is heading to an IPO later this year.
  • Tiger-Disha's 'Baaghi 2' to release on March 30

    Tiger-Disha's 'Baaghi 2' to release on March 30

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    Tiger Shroff also shared the news on his Twitter account. The film, which went on floors in September 2017, will witness Tiger pair up with Disha Patani for the first time. There are a lot of high-octane chase sequences. The duo have recently shot for a sequence for which they spanned Goa. Adding further, the source continued, "There are no body-doubles or cables in the scene".