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Icarus , was spotted over nine billion light years from earth , with one lightyear the equivalent of 93 million miles, making its light as twice as old as the earth. Normally, stars that far away are too hard to make out individually; a galaxy or a supernova (star explosion) is much easier to see. By modeling the lens, they concluded that the tremendous apparent brightening of Icarus was probably caused by a unique effect of gravitational lensing.
  • The Galaxy S8 may soon show GIFs on the always-on display

    The Galaxy S8 may soon show GIFs on the always-on display

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    Samsung's Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 feature a wide precision touchpad and full-sized keyboards with number pads. After a gap of several months, Samsung has launched three new laptops. A wider global release will see the Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 making their way to China and Brazil in Q2, 2018. Created to blend into any environment, the Samsung Notebook 3 is available in 15 inches and 14 inches, as well as, four unique colors - Misty Gray, Night Charcoal, Deep Peach, and Pure ...
  • The Fastest, Privacy-First Consumer DNS Server Launched by Cloudflare

    The Fastest, Privacy-First Consumer DNS Server Launched by Cloudflare

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    CloudFlare and APNIC are working together to run a free DNS routing service, as well as study DNS traffic to develop new mitigations for DNS-based attacks. Interested users can change their DNS settings from their router, or on individual devices running Windows, OS X, Linux, or iOS. The company hired KPMG , an auditing firm, to audit the source code and practices annually and release the report to the public.
  • Uncontrolled space station falls to Earth

    Uncontrolled space station falls to Earth

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    The eight-tonne space lab, which measured about the size of a school bus, crashed into the southern Pacific Ocean about 8.15am Hong Kong time (00.15 GMT), ending weeks of uncertainty as to where it would end up. So, according to this prediction, parts of North America, South America, New Zealand, Europe, and China are a possible crash site for the piece of metal falling from the space.
  • Under Armour data breach effects 150 million accounts

    Under Armour data breach effects 150 million accounts

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    Tctc Holdings Llc increased its stake in Southern Co (SO) by 14.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of Under Armour, Inc. Equities analysts predict that Under Armour Inc. will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current year. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Under Armour during the third quarter worth $2,695,000.
  • Chinese gang uses drones to smuggle smartphones, busted

    Chinese gang uses drones to smuggle smartphones, busted

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    Criminals have come up with creative ways to steal or smuggle iPhones over the years, but a new case out of China takes things to the next level. It surely sounds something out of a crime flick. According to Reuters , the smugglers had the ability to transport up to 15,000 iPhones each night. Chinese customs officials are using their own drones, coupled to high-resolution monitors, to detect smugglers.
  • Stephen Hawking funeral to take place in Cambridge

    Stephen Hawking funeral to take place in Cambridge

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    Local visitors who wanted to offer condolences to Hawking's family signed a book located at Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking worked as a fellow for over 50 years, just across the way from Great St. Our father's life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. "So, the service will be both inclusive and traditional, reflecting the breadth and diversity of his life", they said in a statement .
  • Earth-bound space lab won't cause damage, says China

    Earth-bound space lab won't cause damage, says China

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    While an exact location is unknown, ESA scientists say the likely zone of re-entry will be somewhere between a large swath of the Earth's surface from 43 degrees north latitude, which lies just north of Buffalo, New York , and 43 degrees south latitude, which crosses New Zealand.
  • Google URL Shortener Is Shutting Down: What You Must Do

    Google URL Shortener Is Shutting Down: What You Must Do

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    Google said existing goo.gl short links would continue to redirect to their destination even after the cut-off date of March 30, 2019. For ordinary consumers, anyone who hasn't used Google's URL shortening service and for anonymous users, the goo.gl console will no longer be accessible starting on April 13, 2018.
  • Fire up a cold one? Blue Moon creator pitches marijuana-infused drinks

    Fire up a cold one? Blue Moon creator pitches marijuana-infused drinks

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    The beverages will be brewed similar to an alcoholic craft beer to maintain its beer taste and aroma, but will be de-alcoholized before it is infused with cannabis. "We've really been able to dial in on those sensations that can deliver a consistent experience for the users", said Ebbu president Jon Cooper.