Sci-tech

Google turns its maps into "Ms. Pac-Man"

The game turns your exact location into a game of Ms. Pac-Man down to the direction of the streets, which is a pretty awesome detail. Some users have reported that clicking the icon takes you to a random location to play the game. Unlike both of its Maps celebrations, the Doodle allowed simultaneous multiplayer, with Player One controlling Pac with the arrow keys on the keyboard, and Player Two controlling Ms. Read More

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Microsoft sued by PC users over Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft sued by PC users over Windows 10 upgrade

Announced at the company's fall Windows 10 event in New York City a year ago, the update brings a number of changes, both big and small, to Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system. You can still happily use Paint for 2D doodlings as well. Microsoft hasn't discussed a public release date for that yet, though, which means the Creator's update will have to tide us over until then. Read More

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Facebook fires another salvo at Snapchat with Stories

Facebook fires another salvo at Snapchat with Stories

In an Instagram/Snapchat/Google Hangouts-effects-like experience, the new Facebook camera features effects such as masks, frames and interactive filters that can be applied directly to the multimedia. Yes as you might have guessed by now this Stories feature work just like they do on Instagram and WhatsApp. The company plans to regularly refresh the creative effects in the camera to give you fun new effects to explore. Read More

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It's Earth Hour - Canadians turn out the lights

He said the Parliament of Pakistan is glad to be a part of the Earth Hour movement which will see its tenth year this year. Earth hour is a dedicated worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature . From Australia , it moved westward through Asia, where Hong Kong's skyline went dark in solidarity while at Myanmar's most sacred pagoda, the Shwedagon, 10,000 oil lamps were lit to shine a light on climate action. Read More

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Google Isn't Playing Nice With Nexus 6

Picture in Picture: Android O video apps will be able to put themselves into a Picture in Picture mode so that video will still play after you switch to a different app. Google has shown real faith in its work with the limits and claim that they started working, apps will have minimal impact on the battery life of an Android device. Read More

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IPhone 8: USB-C Confusion

Apple's upcoming iPhone, expected to launch in September, could charge faster than previous models, according to a new analyst report. Kuo notes that instead of outright replacing Lightning with USB-C, Apple would be upgrading its next generation iPhone lineup - the iPhone 7s , iPhone 7s Plus, and OLED-equipped iPhone 8- with next-generation internal components boasting fast charging capabilities. Read More

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Shipping VR Headsets By End Of March, Says Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Shipping VR Headsets By End Of March, Says Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft's Mixed Reality technology is the same tech that powers its Hololens augmented reality headset. Gesture tracking, another key pillar of the HoloLens experience, is also missing from the Acer HMD. Developers can use the high-fidelity headset while creating their mixed reality experiences. He's referring to taking real-life scanned items and putting them in VR, versus taking virtual things and floating them in the everyday world (AR). Read More

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On-song Tsonga to tackle Pouille in all-French final

Victory Sunday in the final would mean a career first for Tsonga of back-to-back ATP triumphs and marks a real return to form for the 2016 US Open quarter-finalist. I will have to make choices', said Tsonga after the title won in Marseille . The 23-year-old Pouille won the opening set by breaking Gasquet in the 12th game and carried the momentum into the second set by winning the first five games to remove any suspense. Read More

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SpaceX Red Dragon Mission To Mars Pushed Back For 2020

NASA spokesperson Rob Navias, as per the LA Times , said the Dragon capsule was about seven-tenths of a mile below the space station and heading toward its final approach when the abort command was triggered. NASA confirmed on its TV service that the capsule, carrying almost 5,500 pounds of supplies and research materials, was "captured" by astronauts operating the station's robotic arm at 2:44 a.m. Read More

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Record manatees seen in statewide count

That's a far cry from the estimated 1,267 manatees seen in 1991. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reported a preliminary count of 6,620 manatees in Florida waters. The public comment period closed the following April, but the service still has not announced its final decision. The foundation has represented residents who formed the organization Save Crystal River. Read More

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Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

Princess Cristina has been ordered to pay 265,000 euros (£227,000) in civil liability for benefitting, albeit unknowingly, from illegal gains. The ruling said: "We must acquit and we are acquitting Cristina Federica. The investigation heightened the impression among Spaniards that the royal family was out of touch with ordinary people just as Spain was suffering its worst recession of modern times. Read More

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Albert Released By Dolphins; Tunsil To Move To Tackle

Albert Released By Dolphins; Tunsil To Move To Tackle

He had two years left on his contract and was supposed to make $8.8 million next year. He became expendable when the Dolphins drafted former Lake City Columbia star Laremy Tunsil with the 13th pick past year. Mario Williams' stay in South Florida didn't last long. Albert is going to lose his job to Laremy Tunsil, and it seems like Williams has become less and less useful as time goes on. Read More

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Hundreds of Stranded New Zealand Whales Swim Free

The warning follows good news today, where a number of whales were successfully refloated - with the help of authorities and members of the public - after they beached themselves this morning. "Rangers this morning searched coastline on the western side of Golden Bay to as far along the inner side of Farewell Spit as it was possible to go and no stranded live whales were seen", the department said in a statement. Read More

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Ban Ki-moon vows not to run for presidency in South Korea

Although Ban has never announced his presidential bid in the country, the media has been closely following him and scrutinising his decisions ever since his return to South Korea on January 12. The media also ran a series of minor mistakes the former United Nations chief made, including not knowing how to buy a ticket for the airport express train and feeding porridge to an old woman in a care home while he was wearing a bib and the old woman not. Read More

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New Parasitic Wasp Species Discovered In Southern US

Though researchers are not quite sure how the crypt-keepers locate gall wasps inside of a tree, the team believes they infect the host by laying eggs directly into its body as it develops. "That's what I love about parasite manipulation of host behavior", she said. When a crypt-keeper wasp needed to get through the extra bark they were three times more likely to become trapped and die than when they needed to get through a hole that had no bark. Read More

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Trump Urges Detroit Three To Increase US Production In

Trump Urges Detroit Three To Increase US Production In "Very Construction" Meeting

General Motors , Ford and Fiat Chrysler are all posting gains, with Fiat Chrysler leading the way. He went after Ford on the campaign trail more aggressively than others. Leaders of Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and General Motors Co met Mr Trump at the White House, the most recent in a series of meetings this week aimed at bolstering the United States manufacturing sector. Read More

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