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  • Nintendo Hints at Game Boy Classic With Trademark Filing

    Nintendo Hints at Game Boy Classic With Trademark Filing

    And now, a new Japanese trademark for the Game Boy has been filed in Japan. Hrm. If so, let us know what you think of it in the comments. It's worth noting that the trademark application doesn't specifically use the "Game Boy" name as part of its filing, as Kotaku points out , but the image of the classic handheld system is hard to mistake for literally anything else.

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  • Watch Live as Astronauts Fix a Robotic Arm on the ISS

    EDT Friday, Oct. 6. Expedition 53 astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will also "stand" on Canadarm2 during spacewalks on October 10 and October 18. The LEE works like a hand at the end of the robotic arm and grapples incoming cargo spacecraft like SpaceX's Dragon and Orbital ATK's Cygnus. The spacewalk is the first of three planned over the next two weeks.

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  • Rock legend Tom Petty's ten best songs

    Rock legend Tom Petty's ten best songs

    Prior to his Instagram tribute, John posted to Twitter about Petty's death, writing, "I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to fly". In addition to producing, Petty performs on two of the album's tracks, while Heartbreakers members Benmont Tench , Steve Ferrone and Mike Campbell also appear on the album.

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  • Myanmar's Rohingyas: victims of a democracy still under military sway

    Myanmar's Rohingyas: victims of a democracy still under military sway

    Suu Kyi said she felt "deeply" for the suffering of "all people" in the conflict, and that Myanmar was "committed to a sustainable solution... for all communities in this state". "They are as they were before the (Aug. 25) attacks took place", she said. Suu Kyi might have been a beacon of hope, but behind the scenes, it's been business as usual.

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  • Google's new mobile payment service officially goes live in India

    Google's new mobile payment service officially goes live in India

    Introducing Tez , a payments app designed for smartphone users in India. The digital payments app, which supports several local languages, including Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, will allow users to pay directly from their bank account instantly, without revealing the details such as account or phone number.

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  • A Russian firm spent $100000 on Facebook ads

    A Russian firm spent $100000 on Facebook ads

    Facebook's chief security officer said on Wednesday that the company found some thousands of ads worth $100,000 during the USA election campaign which had allegedly been "linked" to Russian Federation. Likewise, back in July, Facebook said it had found " no evidence that Russian actors bought ads on Facebook in connection with the election ". According to Facebook , about $50,000 of the funds - about 2,200 ads- were potentially related to impacting US politics.

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  • Huawei unveils AI-capable chipset for use in smartphones

    Huawei unveils AI-capable chipset for use in smartphones

    Huawei's new chipset Kirin 970 is the world's first smartphone artificial intelligent (AI) computing platform with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU), said Yu Chengdong, CEO Of Huawei Consumer Business Group. In addition to that the Kirin 970 features a dual ISP which will help improve the noise reduction. The Chinese giant is opening up the Kirin 970 ecosystem to allow developers to create their own applications and experiences with the power they can harness from the ...

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  • NASA astronaut returns to Earth, after record-smashing 288-day space mission

    NASA astronaut returns to Earth, after record-smashing 288-day space mission

    The trio, also including NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin, landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule, about four and a half hours after their undocking. Fyodor Yurchikhin, Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson (in white) with Sergey Ryazanskiy, Randy Bresnik and Paolo Nespoli on board the International Space Station on September 1, 2017.

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  • Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

    Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals

    According to data put out by two testing companies - OpenSignal and Ookla (the company behind Speedtest.net) - Verizon's average network speed has slowed since the introduction of unlimited data plans . Previously, customers were only throttled after consuming 22GB of data. For mobile hotspots, data is capped at a rate of 600 kbps. The fourth option, beyond unlimited , ups the video quality a bit, but still limits phones to 720p and 1080p.

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  • Uber at war: Major investor sues cofounder Travis Kalanick for fraud

    Uber at war: Major investor sues cofounder Travis Kalanick for fraud

    In a lawsuit filed in DE on Thursday, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm, which holds an Uber board seat, accused Kalanick , the company's co-founder, of engaging in a power play to get himself reinstated as CEO. Investor Benchmark Capital is chafing at the idea, however, and filed suit against its former colleague in DE on Thursday for fraud and breach of contract.

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  • Lunar Eclipse to be seen in Pakistan on Monday

    Lunar Eclipse to be seen in Pakistan on Monday

    PAGASA said the partial lunar eclipse will begin 1:22 a.m. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. Only partial phase of the eclipse can be seen from all parts of India. "The Moon will not be shadowed again until January 31, 2018 when a total eclipse is expected to occur", he said. August is a big month for skywatchers in the United States thanks to the highly anticipated total solar eclipse slated to occur on August 21st.

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  • Here's the only way to get an unobstructed view of the eclipse

    Here's the only way to get an unobstructed view of the eclipse

    Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe to look at the sun with. Similarly, do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer - the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eye (s), causing serious injury.

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  • The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher

    The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher

    A couple of other factors could have played a role in Oher's release though. Oher turned himself in days later. After starting the first three games of the 2016 season, Oher sustained a concussion and was inactive for several weeks before being placed on injured reserve.

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  • NASA's New Photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Stunning

    NASA's New Photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Stunning

    For the first time in history, NASA has taken close up images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot, which is 1.3 times as wide as Earth, has appeared to be shrinking in modern times. JPL manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute . This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

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  • Family of Liu Xiaobo declines artificial ventilation

    Family of Liu Xiaobo declines artificial ventilation

    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says China's imprisonment of ailing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo is "a shame for the Chinese government and a shame for the global community". "It's also legitimate to question if the authorities are releasing the information about his worsening health as an attempt to delay and justify not allowing Liu Xiaobo to leave the country", Poon added.

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  • Uber, Amazon turn to UPI; Google, WhatsApp next in line

    Uber, Amazon turn to UPI; Google, WhatsApp next in line

    Google and apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook will have a pervasive presence in India. Ever since PM Modi launched Aadhar-based BHIM mobile app in December to make digital payments seamless, the Unified Payments Interface or UPI system has gained a significant boost.

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