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PC company Razer announced two ambitious-looking prototypes at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, including a laptop with three screens and a smart projector. It's an annual tradition at this point: Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Razer debuts a freakish prototype that may or may not become an actual product.
  • Two US astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade ISS

    Two US astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade ISS

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    During their walk in space, Kimbrough and Whitson installed three adaptor plates and connected three of the new lithium-ion batteries that are replacing the nickel-hydrogen batteries now being used. All together, 48 NiH2 batteries store power for the station's eight electrical channels. More recently, Stephanie Wilson flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery for the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station in 2010.
  • London Has Already Breached Its Air Pollution Limit For The Entire Year

    London Has Already Breached Its Air Pollution Limit For The Entire Year

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    According to European Union law, levels of nitrogen dioxide, a prominent air pollutant, should not reach more than 200 micrograms per cubic meter for more than 18 times over the course of one year. In December 2016, Khan issued air pollution alerts at bus stops, tube stations and roadsides in response to the serious air quality problem. A spokesman for the Mayor said: "The fact that Brixton Road has exceeded the legal safe levels of nitrogen dioxide in the first six days of the year ...
  • Norway: The First Country To Switch Off FM Radio

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    Norway's parliament in 2011 issued a mandate calling for the nation to move from FM to digital radio by the end of 2017, and in 2015 the government approved the plan to phase out FM broadcasts nationwide over the course of 2017 and move all broadcasts over to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) format.
  • Amazon Alexa is stepping into home security automation with ADT

    Amazon Alexa is stepping into home security automation with ADT

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    Amazon said shopping settings can be managed via its Alexa app , including turning off voice purchasing and creating a confirmation code to be required before any order. While you're snug on the couch, you can start or stop the engine, lock or unlock doors, check range, charge status and fuel level and get a mileage summary.
  • Rare radio bursts have extragalactic origin

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    Chatterjee estimates that 5,000 to 10,000 of these flashes are going off all over the sky, however, they occur randomly, making it hard to catch them and be observed making FRB 121102 a rare find. With those observations in place, the researchers then turned to the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii for optical observations, delivering the image above.
  • Does Your Laptop Have Wings? MrMobile and Project Valerie

    Does Your Laptop Have Wings? MrMobile and Project Valerie

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    With its hefty 5.4kg weight and 1.5-inch thickness, Valerie is not really much of a portable device and is effectively a desktop replacement. The newest laptop from Razer is a prototype called Project Valerie and reports claimed that it is very different from the current Razer lineup.
  • NASA asteroid missions to discover secrets of the universe

    NASA asteroid missions to discover secrets of the universe

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    These asteroids are trapped inside Jupiter's gravity. Scientists believe Psyche, one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, may be the exposed metal core of an early planet, the soul of a celestial body. The new mission, Psyche will explore some unexplored parts of space. Lucy will be launched on 2021. Announced as part of its Discovery Program , the two space missions, called Psyche and Lucy , will explore two of the solar system's most unusual space rocks.
  • The real Steph Curry stands up in win over Blazers

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    Once is probably one too many times for a guy who's cashing a $7.4 million check while watching everybody else do the work, but twice - with the second time coming moments after the Blazers blew an 11-point lead in the final 5:28 and lost at the last second - is worthy of interrupting mid-sentence.
  • NASA's Psyche and Lucy to visit metal and Trojan asteroids

    NASA's Psyche and Lucy to visit metal and Trojan asteroids

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    Known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, they are thought to be relics of a much earlier era in the history of the solar system. Researchers see the Trojan asteroids as planetary building block which formed early on, far from the sun, and were later pulled into Jupiter's orbit by the planet's powerful gravitational force.
  • Vine has an expiration date, and it's January 17

    Vine has an expiration date, and it's January 17

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    In a post on Vine forums , the team announced that Vine Camera will go live on January 17. The wider network created around the vines will be gone. (Note that your accounts need to be public, and you must link your accounts in your settings for this to work). Another important piece of information is that users can download their Vines from the app on iOS and Android or the vine.co website but only until January 17.
  • Alibaba Breaks New Legal Ground in China, Sues Alleged Counterfeit Sellers

    Alibaba Breaks New Legal Ground in China, Sues Alleged Counterfeit Sellers

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    Alibaba has always been considered a haven for counterfeits, with the Office of the United States Trade Representative adding Taobao marketplace to its "notorious markets" for counterfeits list last December. The company remarks that this will not be the last time they will initiate legal action against counterfeiters as they are already working on a list they will target with legal action next.
  • NASA announces new mission to study black holes, stellar remnants

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    By studying this high-energy radiation, NASA hopes to indirectly learn about environments in space where gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields reach extremes. Astronomers think, with the help of this new X-ray view of the cosmos, that as many as 5,000 X-ray emitting objects can be found in an area of the sky around the size of a full moon.
  • Mobile Is Doing Away With Taxes & Fees On Monthly Bills

    Mobile Is Doing Away With Taxes & Fees On Monthly Bills

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    Today's a big day in the land of T-Mobile. The firm estimates that lightly used lines can save up to $120 a month in kickbacks , and that with an extra line costing $20 on T-Mobile One, subscribers can add a line that amounts to just $10 a month after KickBack.
  • Trump 'knows things' others don't about Russian hacking

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    Last week, The Washington Post reported that code associated with Russian hackers had been discovered within the system of an unnamed Vermont utility. The target was “theft of information” from “government organizations, critical infrastructure entities, think tanks, universities, political organizations and corporations.”.
  • Huawei intros Honor 6X smartphone at CES

    Huawei intros Honor 6X smartphone at CES

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    Rather than having a rear beveled edge on the back of the Honor 6X , we see that Huawei took the sides and curved it into the back panel so the phone fits well in your hand. The phone is a dual SIM device. It's a lot of phone for such a low price. The Honor 6X will likely satisfy most folks, especially if photos are just shared on social networks.
  • Dylann Roof Tells Jury 'There's Nothing Wrong With Me Psychologically'

    Dylann Roof Tells Jury 'There's Nothing Wrong With Me Psychologically'

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    Dylann Roof , who shot dead nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, told a federal jury on Wednesday he has no psychological issues. Roof, who is acting as his own attorney, addressed the jury that will decide his fate after prosecutor Nathan Williams made an emotional plea to the court to sentence Roof to death.
  • Tesla Gigafactory Begins Production Of Battery Cells For Powerwall, Model 3

    Tesla Gigafactory Begins Production Of Battery Cells For Powerwall, Model 3

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    Starting today, cells made in the Gigafactory will be used in production Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 unit, and the aim is to start building battery cells destined for Model 3 cars starting in the second quarter of 2017. The lipstick-case-shaped cells are the life-blood of both electric cars as well as Tesla's line of electricity storage units. The Tesla Gigafactory is a big part of Elon Musk's plan to rethink how factories work and unlock efficiencies of scale that will drive down the ...
  • Australia's Kyrgios and Gavrilova have Hopman Cup hopes ended

    Australia's Kyrgios and Gavrilova have Hopman Cup hopes ended

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    Normal service quickly resumed in the mixed doubles match, with Sock and his partner Coco Vandeweghe beating Lopez and Lara Arruabarrena in straight sets. Kyrgios' win gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the tie ahead of Daria Gavrilova's clash with world No.166 Lucie Hradecka. Gavrilova pushed Hradecka to three sets, but the Czech player ultimately edged it, 4-6 6-4 6-4.
  • Mexico says does not expect Ford move to spark similar decisions

    Mexico says does not expect Ford move to spark similar decisions

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    Ford is cancelling plans for a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant in Mexico as auto manufacturers come under pressure from Donald Trump over jobs. It is unclear if there was any relation between the announcement and Trump's comments. Carrier, wireless provider Sprint and Internet company OneWeb have been just some of the firms to opt to stay in the U.S. It refuses to credit Trump with any role in Ford's decision.
  • LG's new 4K TVs boast 'nano cell' technology

    LG's new 4K TVs boast 'nano cell' technology

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    This third iteration of LG's Super UHD TV series includes three models - the SJ9500, the SJ8500 and the SJ8000 - but we don't have any pricing or release details just yet. Currently, there are three TV models expected to hit the market in 2017. The new HDR effect feature also raises the image quality for SDR content. Viewers can instantly access a content provider by pressing a single button on the remote.
  • Hue Jackson to Return as Browns Head Coach: Latest Comments and Reaction

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    With just seconds left in the first half, the Steelers finally get on the board. "So we got two for you". After several poor showings over the last few weeks, to go along with several public battles with opposing cornerbacks, Pryor had a strong finish to his first season in transition from quarterback to receiver.
  • New Year's twin boys born in different years

    New Year's twin boys born in different years

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    His brother Sawyer arrived 11 minutes earlier, at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, hospital officials said , so his birth year will forever read "2016". "Everett was a little bit more stubborn so he wasn't born until 12:01 a.m.", Brandon Shay said. They've already left their mark on this world", Holly Shay said. "He was hanging on until after midnight". Sawyer was the larger one at 5 pounds and 5 ounces, while Everett weighed 4 pounds and 8 ounces.
  • Gary Kubiak To Step Down As Head Coach Of Broncos

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    Kubiak, 55, was briefly hospitalized and sat out the team's loss to San Diego on Thursday night during Week 6. In 2013, as head coach of the Houston Texans, Kubiak collapsed on the field while going to the locker room for halftime. You see, we are playing the Oakland Raiders in Denver on January 1, New Year's Day, for just the second time in the history of the two teams. So Elway might not want to tinker too much with what is now working.
  • Samsung VR7000 robot vacuum will eat your dust, take commands from Alexa

    Samsung VR7000 robot vacuum will eat your dust, take commands from Alexa

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    The Powerbot is less than 10cm (4in) tall, which allows it to skirt into hard-to-reach areas under beds and other furniture. Samsung unveiled the device yesterday and plans to show it off next week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Beyond navigation, the Powerbot VR7000 can also automatically adjust its level of suction power depending on the surface - for example, hardwood floor versus plush rug.
  • Franklin Township, Enjoy A First Day Hike

    Franklin Township, Enjoy A First Day Hike

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    Wellington State Park - Located in Alexandria, this event will start at noon. They were inspired by the First Day Hikes that originated more than 25 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a state park in Milton, Massachusetts. There is a three mile hike climbing to the Mt. Defiance overlook on the Halifax trail; or choose the one mile alternate hike with no climb. Hiking options here include a three-mile loop along the Parker Trail to Little Mountain Viewpoint or a two-mile jaunt to the ...
  • Have a second? You do on New Year's Eve

    Have a second? You do on New Year's Eve

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    The extra second is usually added to either the end of the year or the middle, since our technology has trouble handling it during any other time of the year and it can wreak havoc with computer systems. The "extension" will be done at 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time ). Since 1972, 26 leap seconds have been added to our clocks.
  • You may be able to see a New Year's comet

    You may be able to see a New Year's comet

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    The comet first appeared low on the western horizon earlier this month. It looks like 2017 may be a great year for comet spotting. Venus will be shining brightly nearby, but do not be led astray-the comet is quite distinct from a star or planet, with a bright, blueish-green head and a diffuse, fan-shaped tail.
  • Is Adele married? Singer sparks rumours after wearing wedding band

    Is Adele married? Singer sparks rumours after wearing wedding band

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    Shortly after Christmas, the "Hello" singer stepped out dressed in all-black rocking the band-style ring for the very first time, which led fans to believe that maybe she and Simon Konecki had finally tied the knot. The famously private couple hasn't addressed the marriage rumors. Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Adele for comment. "Of course eagle-eyed fans brought their excitement on Twitter and announced that they see Adele wearing a wedding ring".