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Sci-tech Google Chrome Drops The Hammer On Intrusive Ads
Author: 0 Google Chrome Drops The Hammer On Intrusive Ads

The company is mainly looking to prevent disruptive ads from derailing the entire web ecosystem. This one does, and Google's approach of blocking all ads on a site will surely sting. Google reports that, as of February 12, 42% of sites that were failing have resolved their issues and are now passing. Millions of internet users reached that conclusion years ago and have taken steps to block web ads, often as many as possible rather than the worst of the lot, through the use of ad blocking ...

Sci-tech Android P to Feature Software Optimized for iPhone X Like Notch
Author: 0 Android P to Feature Software Optimized for iPhone X Like Notch

Bloomberg reports that Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile OS in order to mimic the notch at the top of the device. According to Bloomberg , Android P will embrace not just the notch, but other quirky designs like multiple screens and foldable screens.

Sci-tech Moto E5 Play press render surfaces online
Author: 0 Moto E5 Play press render surfaces online

While chances are high that the phone could come with a MediaTek processor, we're going to be optimistic and hope that the company chooses to equip the E5 Play with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. That said, you can also notice front-facing flash above the display, and, Motorola logo below it. The Moto E5 Play has a fingerprint sensor on the back, just like the E5, and the aspect ratio is the same as well, at 16:9.

Sci-tech Money Talks: US Reportedly Wants to Privatize ISS
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The plan is expected to face stiff opposition as the United States has already spent some Dollars 100 billion to launch, operate and support the orbital station. "It's inherently always going to be an worldwide construct that requires USA government involvement and multinational cooperation", he explained. According to NASA figures, the ISS operational costs will amount to 3-4 billion dollars per year through 2024.

Sci-tech Snapchat's Snap Map Is Now Viewable By Anyone On The Web
Author: 0 Snapchat's Snap Map Is Now Viewable By Anyone On The Web

Snap says it's received some encouraging user growth and engagement signs with the new design, but it's clear that young people are far from excited about it. This section was previously exclusive to chats on Snapchats. Snapchat now shows localised Snap Stories from creators and the community. Also to post your own Story, the user will need to tap the Snapchat logo in the top-left corner of the main screen, you now need to swipe left on the main screen.

Sci-tech Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Sunday
Author: 0 Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Medal Tally for Each Country on Sunday

One of those medals for the United States was a historic one , as Chris Mazdzer won silver in the men's luge. The United States is fifth in total medals right now, but don't worry. ET. Germany and Canada are tied at four medals apiece, but while Canada has yet to win a gold medal, three of Germany's four medals are gold. The win is notable because it's Team USA's first ever medal in men's singles luge.

Sci-tech Nasa spacecraft takes farthest ever image from Earth
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The space probe's cameras were switched off shortly after the images were captured. New Horizons is the first spacecraft NASA is flying past Pluto at close range. It will travel more than 1.6 billion miles beyond Pluto and set another record for the farthest fly by in space exploration history. The cluster photo surpassed the " Pale Blue Dot " images of Earth that NASA's Voyager 1 took back in 1990.

Sci-tech DPRK media highlights Kim Yo Jong's attendance at Olympics opening ceremony
Author: 0 DPRK media highlights Kim Yo Jong's attendance at Olympics opening ceremony

The two-hour long opening ceremony of the first Winter Olympics in South Korea was held under the slogan, "Passion, Connected". "There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear ballistic missile program", Pence said , adding that he was "encouraged" by his talks with the South Korean President.

Sci-tech Scientists develop self-healing, recyclable 'electronic skin'
Author: 0 Scientists develop self-healing, recyclable 'electronic skin'

In a quest to make electronic devices more environmentally friendly, researchers have created an electronic skin that can be completely recycled. This latest electronic skin or e-skin is basically a thin film embedded with sensors that has the capability to measure, temperature, pressure humidity as well as air flow.

Sci-tech Nefarious Bitcoin miners have hijacked government websites worldwide
Author: 0 Nefarious Bitcoin miners have hijacked government websites worldwide

On Monday morning, Texthelp took the Browsealoud plug-in offline, which meant that new visitors to the affected sites would no longer load the crypto-jacking script. The news comes amid a surge in cyber attacks using software that forces infected computers to mine crypto currencies on behalf of hackers. "If you want to load a crypto miner on 1000+ websites you don't attack 1000+ websites, you attack the 1 website that they all load content from", Helme said .

Author: 0 NASA Is Planning To Privatize International Space Station

The Trump administration is considering turning the International Space Station over to the private sector and ending its federal funding, according to an internal NASA document obtained by the Washington Post . But some questioned who would want to take over the station. The US is mulling to privatise the costly space station. Frank Slazar, the vice president of space systems for the Aerospace Industries Association, pointed out to the Post that the worldwide agreements the USA signed ...

Sci-tech Cardi B was attacked by cheetah filming Bodak Yellow
Author: 0 Cardi B was attacked by cheetah filming Bodak Yellow

Director Picture Perfect told Genius that during the shoot the large cat snapped at Cardi B as she performed. Picture explains that a sultan provided the cheetah for the video, and it created a scare when the wild animal attacked Cardi in an unused scene.

Author: 0 Trump laments 'shattered lives' after aides resign

Porter, on the other hand, resigned on Wednesday amid abuse accusations by his exes. President Donald Trump decried lives "being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation" at the end of a week that saw the departure of two White House aides after accusations of domestic violence.

Sci-tech Here's how to track the Tesla Roadster in space
Author: 0 Here's how to track the Tesla Roadster in space

Nonetheless, Falcon Heavy's coming-out-party can only be hailed as a major success, and it could herald a new era of space exploration . If the Falcon Heavy is big, the Big Falcon Rocket promises to be huge. The landing will be accompanied by not one but 3 sonic boom sound that could be heard at a distance that covers six counties in Florida. Two of the three boosters made it back to Earth and landed simultaneously, in a technological ballet so handsome that many conspiracy theorists said ...

Sci-tech Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony
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During Saturday's meeting with the North Korean visitors, Moon said an early meeting between the US and North Korea was necessary to further the relationship between South and North Korea, urging Pyongyang to respond positively to his suggestion.

Sci-tech President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill
Author: 0 President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill

Trump tweeted after signing the legislation. Trump said it was a deal he had to make. "I think we're going to be fine", he said in a radio interview about the looming vote. Paul's call clearly angered Republican leaders - Sen. There was far less drama in the senate , where the measure sailed through by 71 votes to 28 once Mr Paul's protest ran its course.

Sci-tech NBC's Jennifer Salke is the new Amazon Studios chief
Author: 0 NBC's Jennifer Salke is the new Amazon Studios chief

Price's downfall came in the wake of dozens of sexual predation allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sparked by investigations in The New York Times and The New Yorker. Price oversaw Amazon's acquisition of award-winning TV series such as Transparent as well as independent films like Manchester by the Sea , which won the studio its first-ever Academy Awards previous year.

Sci-tech See the SpaceX Starman's journey through space
Author: 0 See the SpaceX Starman's journey through space

One of the biggest news stories of the week was SpaceX's launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket , which blasted off on Tuesday, February 6. "Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt", Musk said in his Instagram post .

Sci-tech Astronomers observe Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster flying through space
Author: 0 Astronomers observe Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster flying through space

The eccentric billionaire's wealth was seeded by his early involvement in PayPal, and now boasts a network of innovative projects often created to improve life on Earth. Wow! I believe that space exploration is a good thing and something to be encouraged, including via taxpayer funding and worldwide laws created to ensure responsible operations.