• Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston
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    Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston

    Bean, 86, a former U.S. Navy test pilot who became one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, died at Houston Methodist Hospital, his family said in a statement released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). "Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew.

  • New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property
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    New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property

    A broad lava flow crossed onto the property of a Hawaii geothermal power station on Saturday, posing a new hazard as molten rock from the erupting Kilauea volcano bulldozed relentlessly through homes and backyards. Since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began a once-in-a-century-scale eruption May 3, authorities

  • Netflix cancellations are on the rise, but there’s no reason to worry
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    Netflix cancellations are on the rise, but there’s no reason to worry

    There's no question that Netflix is an absolute juggernaut when it comes to media content. Each and every month, the streaming giant releases an eclectic array of original programming that's practically impossible for any one person to keep up with. And speaking to Netflix's ambitious goals

  • Amazon Alexa recording ‘bug’ shows how little we actually know about our smart home gadgets
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    Amazon Alexa recording ‘bug’ shows how little we actually know about our smart home gadgets

    Yesterday, the news cycle worked overtime to first bring us the story of how an Amazon Echo secretly sent recordings of a couple's conversations to a friend, and then to explain why that happened. Amazon says that the glitch was caused by the Echo inadvertently interpreting a word as "Alexa,

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    Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

  • APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing
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    Associated Press

    APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

    A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds before crashing into the

  • The $27 Mediasonic Homeworx is the cheapest way to record live TV without paying for cable
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    The $27 Mediasonic Homeworx is the cheapest way to record live TV without paying for cable

    How happy were you the day you cancelled your cable TV or satellite TV contract and cut the cord? If we had to wager a guess, we’d say very, very, very happy. Well, prepare to be that happy again because the Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB 3 / 4 Channel HDTV Digital Converter Box with Recording and Media

  • The 10 best free iPhone games of the week
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    The 10 best free iPhone games of the week

    After a slow few weeks, the App Store roared back to life over the past couple days with some of the more interesting mobile games of 2018 so far. Most exciting among them is Pocket-Run Pool , the latest twist on a classic game from Zach Gage. Seriously, if you haven't played one of Gage's games

  • Two schools to represent Malaysia in World Adolescent Robot Contest
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    Two schools to represent Malaysia in World Adolescent Robot Contest

    PUTRAJAYA: SMK Putrajaya Presint 8 (1) here and SM Sains Kota Tinggi, Johor, will represent the country at the World Adolescent Robot Contest (WARC) 2018 at Guizhou University, Guiyang, China, from July 19 to 26. The schools’ teams took part in a national-level contest last year organised by Sasbadi

  • Amazon Memorial Day sale: Up to 80% off 100 popular Kindle books
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    Amazon Memorial Day sale: Up to 80% off 100 popular Kindle books

    We don't cover books very often, but that's because everyone has such different taste. People who follow BGR Deals buy tons of books though, so we wanted to bring a special sale to your attention on Saturday morning. From now through the end of the day on Monday, Amazon is running a huge Memorial

  • With Its Way Of Life At Risk, This Remote Oyster-Growing Region Called In Robots
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    HuffPost

    With Its Way Of Life At Risk, This Remote Oyster-Growing Region Called In Robots

    NEGUAC, Canada ― When the harbors aren't frozen, Maxime Daigle and his older

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    Grass fire to blame for that melted NASA camera

    Washington, May 26 (IANS) As photographs of NASA's "melted camera" spread like wildfire on the Internet, triggering assumptions of many kinds, the space agency has explained that a grass fire started by the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this week toasted the camera. SpaceX launched

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    Microsoft building tool to spot bias in AI algorithms

    San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) After Facebook announced its own tool to detect bias in an algorithm earlier this month, a new report suggests that Microsoft is also building a tool to automate the identification of bias in a range of different Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The Microsoft tool

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    Apple may introduce new NFC features with iOS 12

    San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) With Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 (WWDC) set to kick-off on June 4, the company is likely to announce a change in near-field communication (NFC) policies when it releases its next-generation 'iOS 12' operating system (OS). "The change to the near-field

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    IANS India Private Limited

    InFocus Vision 3 PRO: Good battery but keep your options open

    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) US-based technology company InFocus has recently launched "Vision 3 PRO" to compete with smartphones in the crowded Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 segment in India. The device also overheated a couple of times and the Face Unlock function may lag in low-light conditions.

  • Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze
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    Reuters

    Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

    (This May 25 story corrects first name of Capital Markets Authority CEO to Paul, not Peter, paragraph 29) By Maggie Fick and Omar Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that enables people to transfer

  • Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut
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    Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday.

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    IANS India Private Limited

    Apple received 30,000 device information requests from governments

    San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) The governments around the world sent requests for device information on 29,718 Apple devices, with India asking for 27 device requests in the July-December 2017 period, the iPhone maker has revealed. Overall, the data was provided in 79 per cent of cases, Apple said in

  • Customers angry after National Australia Bank hit by technology outage
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    Reuters

    Customers angry after National Australia Bank hit by technology outage

    By Will Ziebell MELBOURNE (Reuters) - National Australia Bank on Saturday suffered what it described as a "nationwide outage" to some of its technology systems, leaving customers unable to access banking services or withdraw money. Customers took to social media to vent their frustrations

  • Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn
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    Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn

    A tide of molten rock turned a Hawaii street into a volcanic wasteland on Friday as the number of homes destroyed by the erupting Kilauea volcano soared and authorities told residents to flee a surge of lava heading towards them. The destructive fury of the erupting Kilauea volcano was unleashed on

  • These poor creatures suffered from dandruff 125 million years before Head And Shoulders was invented
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    These poor creatures suffered from dandruff 125 million years before Head And Shoulders was invented

    These days, if you notice a bit of dandruff on your shoulder you just stop by the drug store and grab some specialized shampoo, but 125 million years ago the birds and feathered dinosaurs just had to deal with it. A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the ancient creatures

  • Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray
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    Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

    HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island.

  • U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide
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    U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

    The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to confirm

  • Inside the White House's ZTE Deal
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    Inside the White House's ZTE Deal

    May.25 -- The Trump administration has reportedly reached a deal to keep China's second-biggest telecom manufacturer alive. Isaac Stone Fish, Asia Society senior fellow, and Bloomberg's Selina Wang react on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy
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    Associated Press

    After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy

    Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the fault was an "unlikely" series of inadvertent vocal cues that triggered the speaker