• Fourth US Astronaut to Walk on Moon Has Died

    Fourth US Astronaut to Walk on Moon Has Died

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    His paintings drew on his recollections, interviews with fellow astronauts, photos, and videos. Bean, a former U.S. Navy test pilot who was part of NASA's third-ever group of astronauts, twice flew to space. He trained as a Navy test pilot under Conrad, who years later during their astronaut days played a key role in getting Bean designated for the Apollo 11 mission.
  • Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

    Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

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    The interprovincial spat between the two NDP premiers prompted Alberta to briefly cut off B.C. wine imports and threaten to turn off the oil taps. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will announce as early as Tuesday morning where the government plans to go with Kinder Morgan to ensure the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be built.
  • Some US States Prepare For Subtropical Storm Alberto

    Some US States Prepare For Subtropical Storm Alberto

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    A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center. Jeffrey Medlin, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service's Mobile office, warned that even after the storm moves north there will still be swells coming up from the south that could cause unsafe rip currents.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms in Caribbean, Will Drench Miami All Weekend

    Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms in Caribbean, Will Drench Miami All Weekend

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    It's now a 40-mph storm located about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, according to the hurricane center's 2 p.m. Friday update . If the storm goes east of the projected track, the impacts will lessen. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its forecast for the 2018 hurricane season, predicting 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes.
  • Apple-Samsung Damages Redux Kicks off in Silicon Valley

    Apple-Samsung Damages Redux Kicks off in Silicon Valley

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    Koh of the Northern District of California provided instructions to the jury - jury selection went until 5 p.m. Monday - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr partner William Lee, who represents Apple Inc., kicked off arguments. The fourth episode of this case revolves around clarifying the definition of 'article of manufacture', that is whether the contents of the patents apply to the whole phone.
  • WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th

    WC9 Asteroid Will Whiz Close To Earth On May 15th

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    A preliminary analysis of the asteroid's orbit showed this was the closest 2018 GE has come to Earth since at least 1930. The asteroid was first spotted by astronomers in 2010 and at the time, scientists were unable to track its orbit around the sun.
  • In an Interplanetary Initially, NASA to Fly a Helicopter on Mars

    In an Interplanetary Initially, NASA to Fly a Helicopter on Mars

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    Controllers on Earth will command the Mars Helicopter , which was created to receive and interpret commands from the ground. Court blocks delay to auto efficiency fines MORE said in a statement. The helicopter is supposed to be used to achieve points on the surface of Mars , where you will not be able to get the Rover . However, since Mars's atmosphere is just 1 percent of Earth's , a helicopter that's just sitting on the surface of the Red Planet is already at the equivalent of ...
  • The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

    The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

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    The plan is to launch the first stage 10 times without needing refurbishment, just some minimal inspection before returning the rocket to the launchpad. SpaceX recently got a permit to begin constructing the first BFR spaceships in the Port of Los Angeles , about a dozen miles south of the company's headquarters.
  • LG adopts Google Assistant for latest TVs

    LG adopts Google Assistant for latest TVs

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    At the I/O 2018, more related information and details were shared with the public. Google Smart Displays combine a voice-assistant smart speaker with the bonus of a screen - and, crucially, access to YouTube, including live TV shows. During the live demo, using the Lenovo Smart Display , the ability to show YouTube TV and YouTube after asking the Google Assistant to show it. That means connectivity to smart devices, questions about local businesses, and a smooth flow to other devices.
  • Walmart might've ruined a lot of the E3 surprises

    Walmart might've ruined a lot of the E3 surprises

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    As of publishing, all games can still be seen on the Walmart website . However, a recent retailer blunder might've given us most of the big surprises all at once. There were rumblings a year ago of a Rage 2 that didn't quite come to fruition, but Bethesda have always said that Rage is an important IP to them .
  • Google Revamps Google News Initiative, Newscast and More

    Google Revamps Google News Initiative, Newscast and More

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    This feature is expected to roll out "in the next few weeks". Another new upcoming feature will rate a location based on the previous places a user entered into Maps, and give it a score out of 100. The idea, according to Google Maps Senior Product Manager Sophia Lin, is that "in addition to helping you get where you need to go, we'll help you discover new places to eat and things to do around you".
  • Google announces smart compose for Gmail users

    Google announces smart compose for Gmail users

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    The feature follows up on Smart Reply in Gmail that was introduced past year. Google Photos will recognize the presence of those friends in pictures, and automatically suggest that the user shares those pictures with those specific contacts.
  • Instagram Makes Serious Money Moves With New Payment Feature

    Instagram Makes Serious Money Moves With New Payment Feature

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    Snapchat has a similar feature called Snapcash where the users can put in their debit and credit card information and use it for payments within the app. The function has started to pop up for some in the United Kingdom and U.S., prompting speculation that it is part of a test run for a future global roll-out.
  • Waymo vehicle involved in crash in Arizona

    Waymo vehicle involved in crash in Arizona

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    In November 2017, Waymo announced that self-driving cars would be tested in Chandler without someone in the driver's seat. In this case a driver was on board and was injured in the accident. On the night of March 18, an Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe. In February, Google said that its self-driving cars have driven 5 million miles on public roads since 2009.
  • Rockstar Games releases official Trailer #3 for RDD2

    Rockstar Games releases official Trailer #3 for RDD2

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    These exclusive Red Dead Redemption 2 Previews, which went live at 3pm BST (7am Pacific, 10am Eastern, and Midnight AEST), are available on a variety of different outlets worldwide, including IGN and Gamepro. Players are cast as the chisel-jawed, muscular gang member Arthur Morgan and therefore have an inside line on the tensions within the Van der Linde gang as it attempts to outwit law enforcement as the Wild West era draws to a close.
  • F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go On May 2

    F8 Attendees Get Free Oculus Go On May 2

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    The base Oculus Go will cost $199, comes with 32GB of storage, and the higher version comes with 64GB storage and will sell for $249. Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce the Oculus Go availability in his keynote at F8 at 10 am PDT.