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WASHINGTON (AP) - The center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for odd super gravity objects, astronomers discovered. They form after the spectacular death of a massive star - about 10 times that of our own sun - a supernova explosion that can outshine the star's host galaxy.
  • India confirms death of 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014

    India confirms death of 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014

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    One question kept bouncing back through the day, revolving around a perception that foreign minister Sushma Swaraj had kept the hopes of the families alive. "Till late in the evening, none of the officials from either the centre or the West Bengal government has approached us", Abhishek Hira, cousin of Khokhon Sikdar, said.
  • Sonic Mania Plus Physical Release Set for Summer Release

    Sonic Mania Plus Physical Release Set for Summer Release

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    The Sonic brand has had a weird love affair with animated TV series, seeing highs and lows for decades now, from the meme-riffic original show to the woefully "edgy" Sonic Underground. First up, Sonic Mania Plus will introduce two new classic, playable characters: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. People with digital copies of Sonic Mania will be able to get the new content via a DLC update.
  • Apple Schedules Education Event for 27 March 2018

    Apple Schedules Education Event for 27 March 2018

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    By holding an event in order to have an open discussion with the education community and receive feedback that they can further integrate into their products, Apple may be able to hone in on this profitable market more effectively. Could Apple be launching a new version of its Apple Pencil stylus? Apple most recently launched an updated iPad Pro at WWDC previous year. The tagline for the event is "Let's take a field trip", and the invitation says the event will focus on "creative new ...
  • Stephen Hawking had a savage sense of humour, Twitterati share instances

    Stephen Hawking had a savage sense of humour, Twitterati share instances

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    In a statement that confirmed his death at his home in Cambridge yesterday, Hawking's children (he has three children and three grandchildren) said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today". He compiled some of his ideas into a popular-science book on cosmology, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes . "Along with a picture of Prof Hawking with the cast of the programme, she added: " #StephenHawking is free from the physical constraints ...
  • "Honor 7C with 5.99" HD+ Display & Snapdragon 450 SoC Goes Official

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    The smartphone will go on sale in China starting from tomorrow. The Honor 7C likely packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is built on the 14nm silicon and comes with support for FHD+ displays. On the camera front, the Honor 7C comes with a dual rear cameras. Honor 9 Lite has a 5.6-inch screen which comes with IPS display and has a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels.
  • 3 killed, several injured in fire at chemical factory in Maharashtra

    3 killed, several injured in fire at chemical factory in Maharashtra

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    The deceased have been identified as Pintu Kumar Gautam, Alok Nath and Janu Adaria. Further details are awaited and senior civil and police officials, besides disaster management teams, have rushed to the spot. It is probing the cause of the fire and has filed an accidental death report, said sources. According to locals, at least 22 tankers with varying capacities between 100-200 litres burst due to the fire.
  • From McDormand stole the Oscar

    From McDormand stole the Oscar

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    He quickly gave it up when confronted by a photographer, police say. His attorney Daniel Brookman had argued that the previous bail amount of $20,000 was unnecessary, calling the Oscar situation a momentary aberration. Bryant walked out of the Governors Ball Oscars after-party with the trophy on Sunday night, authorities said. We previously reported that Bryant was seen posing with the Oscar award during a Facebook Live broadcast on his personal account.
  • The Oscars got the winners right this year

    The Oscars got the winners right this year

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    After being handed the wrong envelope, which contained the name of La La Land's Emma Stone for best actress, Dunaway and Beatty were unsure of who to announce onstage. Kimmel hoped for a better result at this year's ceremony. Beatty said: "It's so nice seeing you again". He has been nothing but class in the aftermath of the exoneration that followed.
  • Apple's over-ear headphones could arrive before the year's out

    Apple's over-ear headphones could arrive before the year's out

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    In addition to that, the report says the new Apple headphones were scheduled to launch sometime at the end of this year. Apple's AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Alongside noise-cancellation, Apple is also said to be incorporating the wireless pairing technology found on the AirPods. There's been no indication yet on when, if ever, Apple would release these headphones.
  • Amazon's Alexa Isn't Working For Most of the Country

    Amazon's Alexa Isn't Working For Most of the Country

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    So for instance if someone from the USA attends a wedding in Japan without knowing a word of Japanese, Alexa would help the person hold a conversation in the local language. Amazon's Alexa team, meanwhile, knows the challenges of providing the kind of real-time language translation that is often seen in science fiction movies.
  • Hands on: ZTE Blade V9 Vita review

    Hands on: ZTE Blade V9 Vita review

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    The Blade V9 Vita sports a 5.45 inche display with HD+ Screen Resolution. Under the hood, the smartphone makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset that is clocked at 1.8GHz. Further, with Android Oreo (Go edition), a custom version of Google Play will be integrated within, allowing users to download any app as well as highlight apps that are optimized for the ZTE Tempo Go .
  • Alcatel 5, 1x and 3-series smartphones launches alongside kids tablet

    Alcatel 5, 1x and 3-series smartphones launches alongside kids tablet

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    The Alcatel 5 sports a unibody with a brushed metallic finish to make it look more premium than it really is. We've reached out to Alcatel for additional information. That comes in a 5.7-inch HD+ 1440×720 IPS panel. Android Go is nearly the same of the Top, which left only the most basic functions, which allowed to reduce resource consumption to a minimum.
  • Black Panther box office collection Day 5

    Black Panther box office collection Day 5

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    In an interview with Empire , director Ryan Coogler explained how Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight influenced his approach to making the fictional nation of Wakanda feel like a real place. While speaking to Variety , Marvel president Kevin Feige spoke about the movie. Pre-release buzz and ticket sales were already unprecedented for the film, and Black Panther's status as a cultural phenomenon has lead to some startling numbers at the box office.
  • Take It All the Way Back With These PUBG Retro Fashion Crates

    Take It All the Way Back With These PUBG Retro Fashion Crates

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    The studio was previously considering matchmaking that would have a maximum allowable ping, but it think it is on to something better. Perhaps they're learning a thing or two from Fortnite: Battle Royale , and Epic Games' insanely speedy development cycle with that game, which has now overtaken PUBG as the most popular title of the year so far.
  • Apple Said To Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners

    Apple Said To Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners

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    It can be recalled that in March 2017, Apple announced that it would stop buying hand-mined cobalt in the Congo following reports of child labor and unsafe work conditions. Its first discussions for deals took place a year ago, but another source told Bloomberg that Apple might not even go ahead with the plans. Glencore, the mining multinational that operates in about 50 countries, has named Apple as one of the main customers it was talking to about cobalt, according to Bloomberg .
  • PM Modi snubbing Canadian PM Trudeau? Government denies allegations

    PM Modi snubbing Canadian PM Trudeau? Government denies allegations

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    Other than just Justin Trudeau's visit to India , the national security advisers of India and Canada met in Delhi. Justin and Sophie also attended a dinner hosted by the High Commissioner for Canada to India, Nadir Patel. HT goes on to say that Trudeau is expected to affirm his government's belief in a "strong and united" India during his visit as acknowledgement of these concerns.
  • Team USA falls behind in Olympic medal count

    Team USA falls behind in Olympic medal count

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    Alex Livesey via Getty Images Haley Irwin, left, and Meghan Agosta lie on the ice and celebrate winning the gold medal with a beer and a cigar. "It's going to be a rough game". We can't go back and play that game again". We've learned from things in the past but we're looking forward. He thinks USA Hockey, the NHL and the continent's two pro women's hockey leagues could do much more.
  • Nuance discontinues Swype keyboard to pave way for AI-enabled solution

    Nuance discontinues Swype keyboard to pave way for AI-enabled solution

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    Nuance is giving up on the third-party keyboard business, discontinuing its Swype Keyboard app for iOS and Android . Nuance revealed that they are sorry to leave the direct-to-consumer keyboard business The main intention of the discontinuation is to enable the company to develop AI-based solutions for sale directly to businesses.
  • Russian Federation blocks opposition leader's website just before election

    Russian Federation blocks opposition leader's website just before election

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    The Krasnodar region court ordered Navalny's team to remove seven YouTube videos and 14 Instagram posts by today, saying they breached Deripaska's right to privacy, The Moscow Times reports . The court's decision on the interim measures was taken on the evening of February 9, so Instagram had three working days under the law, that is, until the evening of February 14, to remove the posts.
  • Google's next Android overhaul is said to embrace iPhone 'notch'

    Google's next Android overhaul is said to embrace iPhone 'notch'

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    That doesn't mean someone with, say, an older Android device might not want a more frugal version of Gmail to maximize the use they get out of their phone without needing to upgrade. Of course, the prime goal of the Gmail Go app is to provide Gmail access amidst using less RAM and data. Android Go is an operating system designed for entry-level devices.
  • Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station in 2025

    Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station in 2025

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    Sen. Air travel giant Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX are now at work on crew capsule to send US astronauts to the space station via commercial flight, according to the Post . "The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time - it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform", the paper said, citing an internal memo ...
  • Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem

    Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem

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    Qualcomm says the X24 will also take advantage of License Assisted Access (LAA), a 5G technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to transmit LTE data. It supports up to 7x carrier aggregation in the downlink as well as 4x4 MIMO on up to five aggregated LTE carriers for a theoretical total of up to 20 concurrent LTE streams.
  • NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Record-Breaking Images

    NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Record-Breaking Images

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    Interplanetary station, New Horizons has established a record, having received images of celestial bodies with the maximum available distance from the Earth to date. But they're arguably among the most fantastic photographic images ever. "Mission scientists study the images to determine the objects' shapes and surface properties, and to check for moons and rings".