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It was then that he made a decision to buy 60 blankets to give away instead of the gaming console, which he donated to the Ashland Church Community Emergency Shelter Services (ACCESS). Microsoft heard about Frye's actions, and they surprised him with the Xbox he sacrificed on Saturday. Yet, the icing on the cake was the Minecraft-themed Xbox One X he has been so long longing for.
  • Google Maps gets step-by-step navigation for bus and train riders

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    The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out in to users with the language set to English in the UK, United States, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain. It's also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea. Just simply ask Assistant "What's the weather for the weekend" and it will give you a forecast showing whether it will be a bright nautical day or just veiled with clouds.
  • Eighth planet found orbiting distant star

    Eighth planet found orbiting distant star

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    In this case, computers learned to identify planets by finding in Kepler data instances where the telescope recorded signals from planets beyond our solar system , known as exoplanets, NASA said. NASA said Kepler's first four-year dataset consists of 35,000 possible planetary signals. They found that the computer was able to identify which signals were of plants 96 per cent of the times.
  • Artificial intelligence just helped NASA find our solar system's mini-me

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    The newly identified planet, Kepler-90i, is a rocky planet like Earth , but orbits its star once every 14.4 days, meaning a full year there is the same as two weeks on Earth. Enlarge / The dip in brightness of Kepler-80 and Kepler-90 as these planets pass in front of them. Some planets are more obvious than others, and the goal here was to turn the algorithm loose on digging through past measurements for weak signals that had been missed.
  • Next week's Monster Hunter

    Next week's Monster Hunter

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    The open beta starts on December 22 at 9:00am PST/5:00pm GMT/6:00pm CET and ends on December 26 at 9:00am PST/5:00pm GMT/6:00pm CET. You don't need to have PlayStation Plus to play it, just an obvious internet connection to download and play it.
  • Secret Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission Found Lurking In GTA Online Code

    Secret Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission Found Lurking In GTA Online Code

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    It turns out that this update contains files for new in-game content tying into Red Dead Redemption 2 . Soon Team Guru found other unused assets: A locked chest and a handwritten note. inscription, previously noted in Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots . A gold-plated, etched revolver with a pearl grip was also found. The note mentions a hidden treasure and how it tore a family apart.
  • AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down

    AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down

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    Friday marks a sad day for fans of AOL's Instant Messenger: the service has been discontinued . Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details on its demise. A large number of today's 30 and 40-somethings can more than likely recount stories of late nights spent chatting with friends through AIM. Life after AIM will involve the creation of more "life changing products".
  • SpaceX debut of recycled rocket and new launch pad

    SpaceX debut of recycled rocket and new launch pad

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    EST (1536 GMT) was a SpaceX Monster uncrewed spacecraft pressed with provisions and science tests for the Undertaking 54 team on board the Worldwide Space Station. Falcon 9's stage one stuck the landing back down at Cape Canaveral, and Dragon has successfully separated from Falcon 9's second stage. Reusability is the future for spaceflight, according to NASA's station program manager Kirk Shireman.
  • Take Back Control of Your News Feed With Facebook's New Snooze Feature

    Take Back Control of Your News Feed With Facebook's New Snooze Feature

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    This is similar to the current Unfollow/Hide feature that allows you to permanently remove a user or page from your timeline without unfriending them. " It came after sharp criticism of Facebook by former top executives". Facebook is adding in a snooze button to discreetly shut up those annoying "friends" on Facebook for a while.
  • Geminid meteors shower the skies

    Geminid meteors shower the skies

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    The peak was predicted for the morning of December 14, but, if you watch on the morning of December 15, you might still catch some meteors then, too. She wrote: "I saw many, many handsome meteors..." The Geminids will be able to be seen all over the world, no matter where you are viewing it from.