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Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe

At a distance of about 13 billion lightyears, the most distant supermassive black hole known so far has been spotted by an international team of astronomers. That incredible distance means the object dates back to the time when the first

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Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe

At a distance of about 13 billion lightyears, the most distant supermassive black hole known so far has been spotted by an international team of astronomers. That incredible distance means the object dates back to the time when the first

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Okta reports earnings, moves headquarters and launches free service for startups

 It was a big day for online identity management provider, Okta.  After reporting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, the company also made a slew of announcements. Okta, which counts corporate clients like Nordstrom and government clients like the U.S. Department of Justice,

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The Snapdragon 845 is ready to power AR and AI on your 2018 smartphone

The Snapdragon 835 dominated flagship Android phones in 2017, appearing in the likes of the Google Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the HTC U11, and others. Now Qualcomm has unveiled its successor, the Snapdragon 845 system-on-a-chip (SoC), ready to

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 focuses on AI, VR and battery life

 Qualcomm teased its new flagship smartphone chip at day one of its Summit in Maui, and, as expected, the company’s got a lot more to offer us on day two. The Snapdragon 845 is the latest premium processor, due out

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ProtonMail encrypted mail service adds support for Apple Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird

 Mr. Robot’s email service of choice just expanded its support for a handful of popular email clients. ProtonMail just introduced a new tool, called ProtonMail Bridge, that could expand its relatively niche appeal to more mainstream users who aren’t yet

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Seaweed may provide us with ocean-friendly sunscreen

It’s one of the dilemmas of vacationing in a tropical seaside location – you want protection from the sun, yet you’re told that most sunscreens are harmful to corals and the marine environment. Well, scientists from King’s College London may

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Logitech offering huge discounts on Circle 2 camera bundles for the holidays

We are right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. If you haven’t yet started buying Christmas gifts for friends and family, you should probably start soon. After all, you don’t want to be stuck on long lines because

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Ghostery 8 introduces behavioral protection against trackers and intrusive ads

Cliqz has released Ghostery 8.0 for Chrome, as well as updates for Firefox and Opera users. The extension provides protection against tracking technologies and intrusive ads to boost browser privacy. Version 8.0 implements a new heuristic approach to antitracking and

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What’s new in Android 8.1 Oreo?

While major Android releases get the biggest new features, there is something in store for minor updates as well. With the introduction of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google made a number of interesting changes to the most popular mobile operating system

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Honda’s latest driving simulator ups the actuators for greater range of motion

Honda has become the first car manufacturer to adopt a new driving simulator technology that uses more servos than the average flight simulator most driving sims are based upon. The Driver-in-Motion 250 (DiM250) uses nine servos to move the cockpit,

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Honda’s latest driving simulator ups the actuators for greater range of motion

Honda has become the first car manufacturer to adopt a new driving simulator technology that uses more servos than the average flight simulator most driving sims are based upon. The Driver-in-Motion 250 (DiM250) uses nine servos to move the cockpit,

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Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV, and the US gains live sports

Apple TV users in more than 100 countries now have access to Amazon Prime Video. The arrival of the streaming service means that anyone with an Apple TV 4K or an older model can enjoy a plethora of movies and

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With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

 CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-founders, who have been investing in Los Angeles since

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Pokémon GO’s gameplay will soon change based on the real world weather around you

 A bunch of new Pokémon are coming to Pokèmon Go this week – but that’s not the only big change on the way. Pokémon Go will soon be aware of the real world weather around you, with a number of

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Austin scores BIG with solar-powered sports stadium

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled plans for a new sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that will include soccer, rugby, basketball, rodeo, shopping, and dining facilities. The sprawling East Austin District is also aiming for self-sufficiency

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Austin scores BIG with solar-powered sports stadium

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled plans for a new sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that will include soccer, rugby, basketball, rodeo, shopping, and dining facilities. The sprawling East Austin District is also aiming for self-sufficiency

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Oh, Look, Some Time Has Passed!

Kathryn Kvas writes a satirical article about how much time has passed since friends have seen each other. Go to Source

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Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

Third-party Android and iOS keyboard ai-type is at the center of something of a privacy nightmare after a misconfigured database leaked the personal details of more than 31 million of its users. Researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered an unprotected

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60 percent of organizations aren’t ready for GDPR

With the deadline of May 2018 looming closer, a new survey shows 60 percent of respondents in the EU and 50 percent in the US say they face some serious challenges in being GDPR compliant. The study by data protection

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