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Sci-tech Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon
Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory this afternoon

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. for the South Shore of Nassau County as snow is expected with accumulations up to three inches. Friday until 12 a.m. Saturday . Forecast models show the greatest impacts along the MT/ID state line including Lookout Pass and along the Rocky mountain front.

Sci-tech Auburn alum Tim Cook tops $100 million in income for 2017
Author: 0 Auburn alum Tim Cook tops $100 million in income for 2017

Cook's actual salary saw a comparatively smaller $57,692 increase, but the bulk of his nearly $4 million raise came from performance-based cash bonuses. That brings Cook's total compensation for 2017 to a whopping $ 102 million . Just like Cook, other Apple executives can also use the private jets when required.

Sci-tech Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera
Author: 0 Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

The design sounds a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S8 's, with IP68 dust and water resistance, a metal frame and curved glass on the back, and there should be a decent amount of power, as the Galaxy A8 (2018 ) has an octa-core chipset with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six running at 1.6GHz, plus 4GB of RAM .

Sci-tech Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel
Author: 0 Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel

In the last few months, telecom operators have rolled out multiple monthly plans around Rs 199 range with data benefits to attract more customers. Meanwhile, Reliance Jio has announced two new prepaid recharge plans under its "Happy New Year 2018" offer at Rs 199 and Rs 299 giving users unlimited high speed data.

Sci-tech Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multi-year licensing agreement
Author: 0 Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multi-year licensing agreement

Eventually, the FB x UMG collab will expand to also include access to UMG's library across multiple social features and music-based products, including a revamped Messenger app. YouTube is on its way to launch its new paid music service which will be out by March next year. Warner Music and Sony also extended deals with YouTube, and according to insiders they will likely sign deals with Facebook following Thursday's UMG news.

Sci-tech Here's where you can watch the Newgrange solstice live tomorrow
Author: 0 Here's where you can watch the Newgrange solstice live tomorrow

But that usually doesn't make the solstice the coldest day of the year, or put it in the middle of winter . Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, just days after the solstice, and many believe the date of December 25 was chosen to overshadow the pagan celebrations of Saturnalia and Natalis Invicti, according to timeanddate.com.

Sci-tech China's Nio Unveils Car At Half The Price Of Tesla Model X
Author: 0 China's Nio Unveils Car At Half The Price Of Tesla Model X

ES8 is also equipped with Mobileye NV's EyeQ4 chip, the ES8 also employs NOMI, an artificial intelligence system with functions ranging from adjusting the in-car temperature to communicating with the driver and taking photos. China's state-backed fervour to push the EV market and its technology has attracted worldwide giants such as BMW and Volkswagen to join the frayalongside Chinese tech titans Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent .

Sci-tech New Render Shows Galaxy S9 in 360-Degree Glory
Author: 0 New Render Shows Galaxy S9 in 360-Degree Glory

In fact, recently, we have seen the video render of Galaxy S9 smartphones which got leaked by a popular leakster @evleaks on Twitter. The main design changes include curving the rear panel glass to match the curvature of the display glass, and the positioning of the camera array on the rear as a vertical strip, with a fingerprint scanner embedded below this, centrally, rather than off-set to the side as with the Galaxy S8 series.

Sci-tech A grand night for the Geminids
Author: 0 A grand night for the Geminids

The Geminids get their name from the Gemini constellation. Meteors are produced when small particles from space enter the Earth's atmosphere at high speed, burn up and streak across the sky. We haven't received a lot of photos yet, but wanted to give you this early report on the shower. The vast majority are only slightly bigger than grains of sand, but they create brilliant streaks of light as they slam into the planet's atmosphere.

Sci-tech Rupert Murdoch: Fox's $52.4B asset sale to Disney 'makes sense'
Author: 0 Rupert Murdoch: Fox's $52.4B asset sale to Disney 'makes sense'

So, that could contribute a substantial portion to the cash which the Murdochs make from the Disney deal, estimated to be worth over $60-$70 billion. Speaking on Fox Business Thursday morning, Murdoch said he made it a condition of the deal that Iger would stay on. Fox has a large reach in overseas markets which would make distribution to countries like India, Germany and the United Kingdom much easier for Disney.

Sci-tech Apple iMac Pro Shipping in Two Days, Here's the First Hands-On
Author: 0 Apple iMac Pro Shipping in Two Days, Here's the First Hands-On

These emails ask for specific customizations, including storage, RAM, and GPU needs. Apple's announced starting price for the system is $4,999. Either way, the new iMac Pro is here. Apple gave the new machines to some of these types of users to try out for a week or so before the launch. The high price of iMac Pro is the only barrier which can stop people from moving to Windows where they can get many useful features at pretty low prices.

Author: 0 Grab yourself a 4K Amazon Fire TV with Alexa for just £55

The feature works by asking Alexa to "Wake me up each morning at 8am by playing [song name or genre]". An update to Alexa's capabilities has now made it possible for Amazon Echo smart speakers to function like the radio alarm clocks of the past.

Sci-tech Google Maps is now a transit guide that will poke your shoulder
Author: 0 Google Maps is now a transit guide that will poke your shoulder

You will find a "start" button at the bottom of the screen with the details about your transit journey. According to the Tech Crunch report, which seems to be based on insider-information, these updates would appear in the app, but also on the lock screen, allowing you to keep track of your current location at a glance.

Sci-tech NASA To Reveal Kepler Breakthrough
Author: 0 NASA To Reveal Kepler Breakthrough

The Kepler mission, NASA's most productive exoplanets finder in history, touched a paramount quantum leap with the assistance of AI. Kepler is NASA's most successful planet discoverer, having identified over 2,500 exoplanets in its two missions over eight years.

Sci-tech Google Shuts down Chrome Apps Web Store on Mac & Windows
Author: 0 Google Shuts down Chrome Apps Web Store on Mac & Windows

Chrome Apps came in two varieties: "packaged apps" and "hosted apps". Developers were told past year that non-Chrome OS instances of Chrome Apps would die in the first quarter of 2018. You might have already seen some of these on your mobile device: they're sites that get a full-screen immersive interface, push notifications , and an icon on your home screen.

Sci-tech Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'
Author: 0 Supermassive black hole 'could hold answers to how the universe began'

Our understandings of the formation and beginnings of the universe suggest that a black hole with such a huge mass shouldn't actually have been able to form, scientists say. When the matter falls into the black hole, it heats up and allows the quasar to emit light, Simcoe said. The astronomer who found the odd black hole said that there's no way of explaining how a black hole would be able to pick up such mass, and that it might challenge out current understandings of how black holes form.

Sci-tech Huawei launches Honor 7X, to sell via Amazon in India
Author: 0 Huawei launches Honor 7X, to sell via Amazon in India

This is, essentially, a cheaper version of the Huawei Mate 10 , with a few tweaks made to facilitate that price drop. The new Honor View 10 will launch on the 18th of January 2018 in selected markets, this will include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, India, Malaysia and United States.

Sci-tech Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS
Author: 0 Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS

In doing so, Facebook immediately reignited a furious debate about how young is too young for children to use mobile apps and how parents should deal with the steady creep of technology into family life. The NSPCC said the app was "a step in the right direction" because it discourages kids from lying about their age to get an account on Facebook, which has a minimum age of 13.

Author: 0 Amazon launches Prime membership in Singapore to attract customers

Finally, to use Prime Now you'll need to be a member of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime service, which beside delivery perks also offers access to streaming movies, TV shows, music, and more. This will largely be of interest to merchants who sell on Amazon .com, as Prime Singapore offers free 2-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items but more importantly free global delivery on millions more items from Amazon US.

Sci-tech NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote
Author: 0 NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote

Schneiderman says the FCC had been unwilling to help investigate who is behind the misused identities but reversed course on Monday saying they would help. The chairman's office did not respond when asked for comment on the calls to delay the net neutrality vote. "There's no way with this set of corrupted records...[we can] have a vote based on what the American people really think", Schneiderman said.

Sci-tech Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands
Author: 0 Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands

If this requirement isn't met, warnings may be shown on users' devices. More importantly, this policy will extend to apps that have not been downloaded from the Google Play Store. It also can't be placed in a privacy policy or terms of service and must not be bundled with non-privacy disclosures. To gain consent, the user will need to tap to accept or tick a check-box.

Sci-tech Apple hits Qualcomm with countersuit for infringing on battery patents
Author: 0 Apple hits Qualcomm with countersuit for infringing on battery patents

Apple filed a new countersuit against Qualcomm, targeting the Snapdragon chips that power some of the most important iPhone rivals out there. To view the full article, register now. It's all very complicated, but this is common practice in the courts; deny a claim and then put forward a paper trail which proves there was no basis for the claim in the first place.

Sci-tech Microsoft Edge steps out of beta; now out for Android and iOS
Author: 0 Microsoft Edge steps out of beta; now out for Android and iOS

Microsoft Edge for Android is available in the United States (English), Australia (English) Canada (English and French), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French), India (English) and the UK (English). The company has announced that it does plan to support the feature in the near future, as well as bringing a fully equipped Edge browser to Apple's iPad to.

Sci-tech Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips
Author: 0 Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips

Overall, shoppers spent an average $335.47. Many retailers started sales the Monday before Thanksgiving - though H&M and Amazon kicked off markdowns before that - and let them bleed into the weekend, through Cyber Monday , and into today .

Sci-tech Amazon Black Friday Sale on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Battery Pack
Author: 0 Amazon Black Friday Sale on Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Battery Pack

It original price was $50 and it is also available at Best Buy . Two of the largest discount retailers in the country - Target , and Best Buy - have a promotions on the PS4 1TB console at deep discount for only $199.99. Microsoft's luxury option for gaming controllers has proven itself to be a favourite among Xbox One gamers as well as PC users, as the pad works on both of these formats.

Sci-tech Android Collected User Location Data Even When Asked Not To
Author: 0 Android Collected User Location Data Even When Asked Not To

According to Google, Cell ID codes help the cell tower to improve speed and performance of message delivery on Android phones. The company claims it did not put this information into the sync system though, which means it was allegedly discarded immediately.

Sci-tech Rainbow Six Siege teases a cooperative zombie mode for Year 3
Author: 0 Rainbow Six Siege teases a cooperative zombie mode for Year 3

In many cases, that single disheartening moment could have cost the entire series, but Ence somehow managed to claim that round, as well as the next three, taking the match to overtime. For the first time in a Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges , a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy's position.

Sci-tech Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement
Author: 0 Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Elon Musk's company Tesla has revealed its eagerly anticipated heavy goods vehicle and an unexpected sports auto, both of which run on electric power. Then Tesla announced a new roadster , which Tesla says will go from zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250 miles per hour and has a 620-mile range.

Sci-tech Watch SpaceX Launch
Author: 0 Watch SpaceX Launch "Secret Payload" Known Only as Zuma

Meet Zuma, the United States government's mystery satellite and the latest player in a global race to protect national security in space . " SpaceX is now targeting Thursday, Nov. The aerospace corporation test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket on November 11th with the intention of launching the mission on the 15th. There are few clues in the launch's mission patch.

Author: 0 'Star Wars Battlefront II' Players Outraged Over Progression System, Microtransactions

Now, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will cost 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa will run 10,000 credits; and Iden will be 5,000 credits. EA tried to respond to that thread on the Star Wars Battlefront subforum on Reddit, but in a collective outcry, fans turned EA's statement into the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit .

Sci-tech Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week
Author: 0 Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week

The Xbox One X just came out and it has already sold 80,000 units in the first week in the UK. The $189 Xbox One S console is the 500GB version and comes with 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial, Xbox Wireless Controller , and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Author: 0 Qualcomm rejects $130 billion Broadcom bid

Qualcomm's board concluded that "Broadcom's proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty", said Tom Horton, Qualcomm's presiding director, said in the company's statement . A combination with Broadcom would not have propelled it past industry leaders Intel and Samsung. The board has not made any official statements, but has allegedly met on Sunday to discuss the offer.

Sci-tech Call of Duty: WWII is getting some much needed updates
Author: 0 Call of Duty: WWII is getting some much needed updates

Sledgehammer wants to return to dedicated servers as soon as possible, and is hoping to fix the Headquarters social space. If you thought that you were leveling up a bit too quickly in Call of Duty: WWII , you were right-the game was accidentally launched with double XP active, according to Michael Condrey, the chief operating and development officer of Sledgehammer Games.

Sci-tech Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion
Author: 0 Twitter suspends handle verification, says it created confusion

Kessler has used his account to spread white supremacist propaganda and, following the Charlottesville rally, a tweet was sent from his account branding Heyer a "fat, disgusting Communist" and saying her death was "payback time". Milo Yiannopoulos , former contributor for the right-wing site Breitbart, was also verified and then "un-verified" by Twitter , according to Vanity Fair, before he was permanently banned from the site.

Sci-tech Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US

This is despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is a touchscreen device, and Hulu has used a touchscreen interface before. The Nintendo Switch Hulu app is now live from the Nintendo Eshop. It's somewhat surprising to see Hulu hit Switch before the more-ubiquitous Netflix, but the streaming service is on the rise, featuring much-discussed exclusives like The Handmaid's Tale , and a variety of favorites that were once Netflix-exclusive, like The X-Files, Bob's Burgers, and 30 Rock .

Author: 0 Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos with someone online, and who are anxious about unauthorized distribution, can report images to the Australian government's eSafety Commission. The new program is being tested in Australia where Facebook is partnering with a small government agency called e-Safety to curb sexual images from being shared without permission.

Sci-tech Facebook trialling system to combat revenge porn
Author: 0 Facebook trialling system to combat revenge porn

Facebook will then prevent that particular photo from being shared. The same hashing technology has been used for years to prevent the spread of child porn , and is also used by internet companies to share and block terrorist images. Facebook will store these images for a short period of time before deleting them to ensure it is enforcing the policy correctly, the company said.

Sci-tech Study shows sheep can recognize celebrity faces
Author: 0 Study shows sheep can recognize celebrity faces

Humans and monkeys can now extend a warm welcome to sheep for joining us in being able to recognize human faces from photographs. The sheep even recognized Emma Watson at a different angle. " Humans do tend to underestimate the ability of sheep", Morton said by email. Results said that the sheep were able to spot the right face on more than one occasions.

Author: 0 Google Maps and Search will soon tell you wait times at restaurants

In addition to the popular times feature, though, googling a restaurant when it's already opened will give you a live, real-time estimate of the wait there. In this modern age, it seems like nearly all technological advances have a privacy trade-off. And while businesses in general have been supported for awhile to show wait times within Google Search , restaurants have been missing up until now.

Sci-tech Broadcom considering bid to acquire San Diego's Qualcomm
Author: 0 Broadcom considering bid to acquire San Diego's Qualcomm

Why are stockholders happy? Qualcomm , an early pioneer in mobile phone chips, supplies so-called modem chips to phone makers such as Apple, Samsung and LG that help the phones connect to wireless data networks. Its competitor Qualcomm finds itself in a weakened state. Broadcom recently announced it would move its corporate headquarters from Singapore back to the U.S., in a move championed by President Donald Trump.

Author: 0 Qualcomm sues Apple AGAIN in new row over chip code

According to commentators, Apple moving over to Qualcomm rival products would be a big change. In its complaint to the ITC, Qualcomm asked the body to ban 'iPhones that use cellular baseband processors other than those supplied by Qualcomm ´s affiliates'.

Sci-tech Microsoft readies Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for road warriors
Author: 0 Microsoft readies Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for road warriors

Microsoft's Surface Pro with added LTE goodness is due to land in the United Kingdom on 1 December, just in time for enterprise punters to request one from the local Santas residing in their procurement and IT department. That will change in December when the company ships Surface Pro devices with built-in LTE Advanced modems capable of pushing data at up to 450 Mbps.

Author: 0 Razer Phone retail leak reveals 120Hz display, 8GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery

The Razer Phone has been kept under wraps pretty well for a first smartphone release. Phandroid spotted that United Kingdom phone dealer 3G leaked the phone's specs early, and apparently, the device will feature a display with a relatively unprecedented 120Hz refresh rate.

Sci-tech NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like - and it's TERRIFYING
Author: 0 NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like - and it's TERRIFYING

U.S. space agency NASA has shared a playlist of spooky space sounds that will make your skin crawl in time for the traditional Halloween celebrations. The sounds recorded are very similar to the radio emissions from Earth's auroras. The whistling emission is the sound of lightning moving away from the planet and into the magnetized plasma above.

Author: 0 New sign points to November launch of OnePlus 5T

Going against the tradition of front fingerprint scanner, the OnePlus 5T will sport the scanner below the dual rear camera due to the bezel-less display. It is likewise three-dimensional than the OnePlus 5 , measuring in at 164 grams. The OnePlus 5 doesn't offer microSD support for storage expansion and the OnePlus 5T isn't expected to either.

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