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Science Stargazers prepare for annual Leonid meteor shower
Author: 0 Stargazers prepare for annual Leonid meteor shower

The Leonids can be seen annually in mid-November when the Earth passes through the debris and dust cloud left by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings by the sun and our neighborhood every 33 years (its next visit comes in 2031). The Leonid shower is well known for these fast meteors, the brightest of which can leave persistent trains that appear to hang in the air for several seconds.

Science Action Pokémon Movie Taps 'Get Down' Star Justice Smith For Lead Role
Author: 0 Action Pokémon Movie Taps 'Get Down' Star Justice Smith For Lead Role

Smith is having himself quite a year. For those unaware, Smith is now starring in the Netflix musical series The Get Down and was recently added to the cast of Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom . The Pokémon Company's longtime movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it had similarly done in its partnership with Legendary on "Godzilla".

Science NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) Quarterly EPS Review
Author: 0 NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) Quarterly EPS Review

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding NTAP? Adjusted earnings came in at 81 cents per share, ahead of views for 69 cents, as polled by Zacks Investment Research, for its fiscal second quarter ended October 27. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.01, for a total value of $83,011.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 15,836 shares in the company, valued at $695,042.04.

Science Scientists discover new earth-sized planet, could support alien life
Author: 0 Scientists discover new earth-sized planet, could support alien life

Though Ross 128b is an exoplanet present in close proximity - 11 lightyears away - and has the potential to host life, it's not the only one spotted this year, Bonfils explained. Although it is now 11 light-years from Earth, Ross 128 is moving towards us and is expected to become our nearest stellar neighbour in just 79 000 years-a blink of the eye in cosmic terms.

Science Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey
Author: 0 Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey

The average cost for the feast in 2017 is $49.12, which is $.75 lower than the 2016 average of $49.87! The average cost for 10 for a classic Thanksgiving Dinner decreased less than two percent, remaining under $5 per-person, according to AFBF market intelligence director John Newton .

Science Sensex, Nifty Seen Opening Marginally Higher
Author: 0 Sensex, Nifty Seen Opening Marginally Higher

Led by Reliance and Infosys , the Sensex on Thursday staged a strong comeback of 346 points to reclaim the key 33,000-mark on bargain hunting and buying in PSU banks stocks. All the 19 sub-indices of the BSE led support to the headline index and closed in the green, led by the banking (up 278.23 points), IT (up 230.58 points) and metal (up 157.32 points) indices.

Science IOS 11.1.2 Update Will Fix iPhone X Cold Weather Unresponsiveness
Author: 0 IOS 11.1.2 Update Will Fix iPhone X Cold Weather Unresponsiveness

While Apple does have temperature operating guidelines for its flagship device, many users reported that their iPhone X handsets were affected in temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Where possible we will compare iOS 11.1 to iOS 10 so you know what is changing when you upgrade. It's now followed through, with the release of iOS 11.1.2, which can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices in the Settings app.

Science Mobile's New BOGO Offer Covers This Year's Best Handsets
Author: 0 Mobile's New BOGO Offer Covers This Year's Best Handsets

Some of Apple Inc.'s iPhone X smartphones are shown in this picture released by SK Telecom Co. on November 16, 2017. T-Mobile is getting in on the spirit with buy one, get one free deals on six popular Android smartphones. Under it, anyone who buys a flagship smartphone from Samsung, Apple, or LG will get the same one or another of up to equal value for free. The Uncarrier is also showing some love to its prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS, offering those customers a free Galaxy J7 Prime phone in ...

Science SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'
Author: 0 SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'

Whatever that something is, however, is secret. Even the branch of the United States government responsible for spy satellites, the National Reconnaissance Office, is public about payloads it launches via SpaceX , though it always keeps the details classified.

Science Samsung to announce Galaxy S9, S9+ at MWC 2018
Author: 0 Samsung to announce Galaxy S9, S9+ at MWC 2018

It is rumoured that the device will have a screen under 5-inch in size, with curved edges. Some reports also say that Samsung will launch a special edition of Galaxy S9 Plus with 256GB of internal storage. It is in repetition from Samsung to launch its devices at MWC but previous year there was no such release from Samsung at MWC 2017 and that was because of the Note 7 Fiasco.

Science AT&T responds to massive cellphone outage
Author: 0 AT&T responds to massive cellphone outage

Even after the advice from AT&T, some users claimed that did not help. After a multitude of reports on Twitter and other social media platforms, AT&T has acknowledged that some customers are facing issues placing wireless calls. In the Bay Area Redwood City activated their emergency operations center in response to the outage saying it was a result of a "software update to the system".

Science Google Maps got a redesign
Author: 0 Google Maps got a redesign

We've also updated our color scheme and added new icons to help you quickly identify exactly what kind of point of interest you're looking at. Food and drink is now colored orange; shopping remains blue; pink is health; seafoam green is entertainment and leisure; green is for outdoor; and lighter blue is for transport.

Science Apple shoots down claim Animoji don't need the iPhone X
Author: 0 Apple shoots down claim Animoji don't need the iPhone X

An authenticated face can then be used to unlock the device. The next generation of Apple Inc.'s iPhone will have lasers - literally, at least according to a newly published report. and Apple is said to be in talks with the suppliers to bring the technology to the iPhone 2019. Google is reportedly tinkering with a similar mechanism and is said to have already developed smartphones under its "Project Tango" program.

Science Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy
Author: 0 Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

It also rolled out new guidelines around what behavior will result in the revocation of a verified status. Today, Twitter seemed to promote the third interpretation of verification, suggesting it will remove badges from anyone who violates its rules.

Science China Dominates the List of Supercomputers
Author: 0 China Dominates the List of Supercomputers

The reversal of fortunes reflects China's increased investment in research and development and according to a recent study, the country now accounts for about 20% of the world's total R&D expenditure. However, the USA has traditionally had the most supercomputers on the list on a per country basis, but that has changed: China now has the most supercomputers on the list.

Science Marvel Heroes Online Role Playing Game Shutting Down
Author: 0 Marvel Heroes Online Role Playing Game Shutting Down

From the look of things, its demise is because of a falling-out between Disney's Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment . As to why the online game met an untimely end, it's not because of a dwindling user base, per se. "We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available".

Science Nintendo may partner with Universal for animated Mario movie
Author: 0 Nintendo may partner with Universal for animated Mario movie

One of the biggest names in videogame history may be returning to the big screen The Wall Street Journal reports that Universal Pictures' Illumination Entertainment ( Despicable Me , The Secret Life of Pets ) has almost completed a deal with Nintendo to create a new Super Mario Bros .

Science Bungie reveals first details for Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion
Author: 0 Bungie reveals first details for Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion

We'll cover all the main points from the video, available in full below, but you're welcome to watch along if you prefer. It also presents a new "final boss" for players to shoot. With the Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Raid being newly named a Raid Lair, we'll have to wait to jump in and see if it's the same kind of high-level endgame content that Guardians have come to expect from the studio.

Author: 0 Stargazers have chance to see Leonid meteor shower this Friday

According to EarthSky , the Leonid meteor shower typically produces 10 to 15 meteors per hour. But increasing cloud cover always poses a risk. Hassan Al Hariri, CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, said "The new moon will appear on November 18 and so will not be overshadowed by lunar light".