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SES-9 ready for launch

Now SES announced the new launch schedule for the SpaceX SES 9 mission. The satellite will be deployed approximately 31 minutes after liftoff. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry the SES-9 Communications Satellite , part of a satellite fleet that will expand the capability to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting and mobile communications in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Asia and Northeast Asia.

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Astronomers Are Scanning Gobs of Pulsars to Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Tickets have sold out for the event, but Caltech is livestreaming the event on its website and on Ustream starting at 8 p.m. "Our observation of gravitational waves accomplishes an ambitious goal set out over 5 decades ago to directly detect this elusive phenomenon and better understand the universe, and, fittingly, fulfills Einstein's legacy on the 100th anniversary of his general theory of relativity ", says Caltech's David H.

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AT&T files lawsuit to hinder Google Fiber in Louisville

AT&T maintains that its lawsuit has nothing to do with the impending threat of a gigabit internet service from Google Fiber. Google Fiber is not very happy about AT&T's lawsuit! More about keeping the Louisville Metro Council in-line and keeping them from making decisions that they don't have the power to do.

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Nexus 7 2016 specs rumor: Huawei to give tablet above-average specs?

Although its not clear how many units have been sold, the most recent Nexus from LG has been popular among budget conscious Android fans. LG is taking a break from Google's Nexus phone program. Moreover, a second smartwatch is also apparently in the works. While it is assumed that manufacturing a Nexus phone gives companies a brand boost, but there is another side to it as well.

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See the Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole

Vast canyons on Pluto's north pole: the widest of the canyons is marked in yellow; smaller canyons are green; the valleys are blue and pink; irregularly-shaped pits are red. " One possibility is that the yellow terrains may correspond to older methane deposits that have been more processed by solar radiation than the bluer terrain ".

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In push ahead of truce, Syrian troops take villages from IS

Turkey has shelled Kurdish forces in northern Syria, saying the army was responding to incoming fire. "There's no alternative to a managed transition away from Assad". "It must be known that the ceasefire is valid in Syria", Davutoglu said. "We can hit them anywhere, anytime - and we do", said Obama, who was flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other top advisers.

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Apple releases Smart Keyboard software update to fix connectivity issues

Apple is planning to release a 9.7-inch iPad Pro in March, not a new iPad Air 3, reports 9to5Mac . The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be available in the same color options as the larger model (Silver, Gold and Space Gray). Gurman claims the smaller iPad Pro will be "nearly identical" to the iPad Pro in terms of specs, including the powerful A9X processor that made the iPad Pro as powerful as a full-size laptop .

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China's top phone maker Xiaomi unveils new Mi 5

Featuring some seriously powerful hardware at a price that compares extremely favourably with its competitors, the Xiaomi Mi 5 could well be the device that allows the Chinese manufacturer to expand beyond its homeland. The handset will be priced at CNY 1,699 ($260) when it goes on sale on March 1. For a sleekly designed phone powered by Snapdragon's best processor , that sounds like a bargain, but we'll wait until we hear actual USA prices before we give final verdict on that.

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HTC Gives Us A Little Tease Of Their HTC M10 Flagship

We suspect we'll get a few of these over the coming weeks, until HTC is ready to unveil the device itself. The company tweeted a teaser image of its upcoming HTC One M10, which confirms a recently leaked image of an updated design. If this is true, then HTC has definitely amped its upcoming flagship device and will definitely exceed the expectations of its customers. HTC is reportedly planning to hold a press event on April 11 to officially launch the HTC One M10.

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Facebook reveals new 'reactions' button - have you tried it yet?

Zuckerberg has always been against creating a "dislike" button, but said these reactions "give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy - in addition to delight and warmth". "We want people to be able to share all of the things that are meaningful to them, not just the things that are happy and that people are going to "like" when they see it".

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Wait, Why Is There A Gorilla Aboard The ISS?

The gorilla then escapes the storage container and proceeds to chase a startled Major Peake around the ISS. "Needed a little humor to lighten up a #YearInSpace ". To date, NASA has approximately 15 years of data from the space station about how space affects the human body on six-month missions. During his time aboard the station Kelly has been involved in over 400 experiments, taken 742 stunning photos and accomplished the impressive feat of officially becoming the most accomplished ...

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Capcom Exploring Arcade Mode For Street Fighter V

Most definitely, fans believe that " Street Fighter 5 " has two major short comings but it doesn't mean that it is any less a good game. "Matchmaking for Ranked and Casual battles is continuingly being improved for most users". " Street Fighter 5 " was launched last week and several gamers commented that the sequel lacks several game modes for them to enjoy. Would the introduction of an arcade mode make you think about buying Street Fighter V if you haven't already? Let's take a look ...

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Bored of the voice on your GPS? Let Morgan Freeman navigate you

In anticipation of the action film London Has Fallen , Freeman's velvety pipes will provide the soundtrack for the social navigation application Waze. Everyone from Arnold Schwarzenneger to Spongebob Squarepants can say they've done GPS voice-over work, and some can still be called upon to navigate your drive, depending on which system you use.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Keep Pushing Online Access Despite Setback

The CEO also says Facebook remains proactive in ensuring promotion of terrorist sentiment remains off the social network. "With Internet.org we believe everyone should have access to the internet", Mr Zuckerberg said. As for India, Facebook will continue to work there, but through other projects. Facebook has already made its position clear, saying it would "fight aggressively" against government efforts to "weaken the security" of technology products.

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'Love', 'haha' or 'angry': Facebook expands 'like' feature

On mobile, hold down the Like button while on the desktop simply hover over the Like button and then tap or click on one of the Reactions that come up. The rollout is being staggered by Facebook, so keep checking back if you've not yet got them as Facebook is adding them automatically and not via an app update.

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With its new S7 phone, Samsung looks even more like Apple

The camera also uses a technique called deep trench isolation, which was first seen on the iPhone 6S camera . LG would announced the G5 smartphone the day before MWC 2016 and it's quite a radical change to its flagship line. S7's new camera can focus up to three times faster due to its dual-pixel system. Apple iPhone 6s can be charged via an iPhone wireless charger or wireless charging pad.

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Apple Could Be About to Release a Mini iPhone 6

Sources claim that while the iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se are expected to make an appearance in March, Apple Watch fans might have to make do with new bands, including a range on new Sports Bands, and a black version of the Milanese Loop band.

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Best Buy Pre-Orders for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Now Available

In order to maintain its position at the top of the market, Samsung has brought back some favourite features for its latest Galaxy S7 flagship smartphones - IP68 waterproofing and a microSD card slot. Samsung claims that it has done significant work on improving the average cameras on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge by introducing the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone.

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Microsoft is abandoning its Skype Qik video messaging app

Interestingly, this isn't the first time when Microsoft opted to discontinue Qik. Apart from video messaging, it also contained some of the features of its competitors such as message deletion after two weeks and many more. This means that most of the people did not even know that such an app exists. Qik will thus go dark on March 24 this year, and Microsoft says that the main reason for pulling the plug on the service is that the company has already introduced Skype Group Video call support ...

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Mark Zuckerberg backs Apple in encryption debate

That's why Facebook is investing in virtual reality, to help deliver this kind of new social experience. As soon as Zuckerberg publicly released the photo, however, Twitter flared up with users tweeting the image and adding captions to the photos.

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Hillary Clinton wins the Nevada caucus

Early reports had Clinton and her opponent Sen. In Nevada , thousands packed schools, casinos and hotels to vote, including scores of first-time caucus-goers who favored Sanders. 'I believe that when Democrats assemble in Philadelphia in July at that convention (where the party will officially unveil its candiate for President) we are gonna see the results of one of the greatest political upsets in the history of the United States, ' Mr Sanders said.

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Leaks Reveal Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

Given all the recent leaks, nearly all information regarding the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 handsets has been revealed already. Both phones feature super amoled display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, fast charging support, wireless charging and fingerprint scanner.

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NASA aims to zoom out on exoplanets, dark matter with WFIRST

Before its launch, another space telescope will be deployed in 2018: this is the James Webb or JWST. " WFIRST has the potential to open our eyes to the wonders of the universe, much the same way Hubble has", said John Grunsfeld , astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

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Apple Pay launches in China

Apple Pay made its debut in China this Thursday, but things didn't go quite as smoothly as hoped - largely thanks to the sheer number of users trying to register with the service. UnionPay is the Chinese version of Visa and MasterCard and the company has already issued over 5 billion UnionPay cards globally. Based on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, Apple Pay is linked to a bank card and activates when a payment processor is nearby and a transaction is desired, using near-field communication.

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Microsoft Translator Goes Offline With Language Packs for Android

Currently, nine languages are available, namely Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The company has now started off with downloadable language packs for the users of the Microsoft Translator app on the Android devices.

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Jeb Bush's gun tweet backfires on him in epic fashion

The post is likely an attempt by the presidential candidate to show his pro-gun colors, and many gun rights supporters received the tweet with support. This time , though, even I am scratching my head. It's not Bush's first viral moment on the campaign trail. According to a person familiar with the decision, the ads for the March 1 races-when 571 pledged delegates will be bound across 13 states-will be delayed until after the SC primary on Saturday.

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Android introduces Gamer ID for Google Play Games, ditching Google+ requirement

And destroying those resistance points are crucial as Google tries to increase player engagement and spending on Android to grow the $30 billion mobile gaming sector that it dominates alongside Apple. Don't think that now where you can create any nickname for your Gamer ID profile, that you'll be able to abuse Play Games, as Frenkel states there is a pretty robust spam filter and abuse filter put in place with the Gamer ID system.

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Galaxy S7 hits full tease mode ahead of MWC

Users are starting to weigh all of their options since lately rumors, leaked photos and videos about Samsung Galaxy S7 are arriving daily. The company may also incorporate a high-speed charging and connection port to its new range of flagship devices.

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Apple Suddenly Decides That Error 53 Is No Longer A 'Security Feature'

The company has recently issued an updated version of the iOS 9.2.1 software that should restore iPhones that have been bricked as a result of Error 53. TechCrunch was the first to report the news. Initially, Apple defended bricking customer devices by claiming it did so to ensure Touch ID and Apple Pay were kept secure.

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FCC Looks To Set Privacy Rules On Set-Top Box Data Access

Commissioner Ajit Pai said he also feels the set-top pain on his cable bill, but said the FCC's aim should not be to unlock the box but to eliminate it. Proponents point to the crippling cost for low-income Americans of renting cable boxes (an average of $89.16 per box per year, according to a Senate report).