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Trump Signs NASA Bill Authorizing $19.5 Billion Funding: Crewed Mars Mission Plan In Pipeline

For the first time in seven years, NASA has received its own bill. On March 21, President Donald Trump signed a bill which authorized funding of $19.5 billion to NASA, with the goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030s.

Space March 23, 2017

Google Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2 Brings Fingerprint Gesture Support For Nexus 6P

Google has rolled out the second Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The update brings the much-requested fingerprint gesture support in Nexus 6P smartphones.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

E-Cigarettes Can Benefit Public Health, New Study Reveals How

Researchers have developed a predictive model, which shows that e-cigarettes will help people control and cut down tobacco cigarette addiction. The study has been conducted by researchers at British American Tobacco.

Public Health March 20, 2017

Amazon Echo Takes On Google Home: Tasks That The Echo Can Do Better

Google Home and the Amazon Echo are direct rivals and are currently embroiled in a stiff competition to get an edge in the smart home market. Here’s a look at some features where Amazon's Echo beats Google Home hands down.

Smart Home March 17, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus 'Tiger Stripes' Show Its Giant Ocean May Hold Alien Life

A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may be closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.

Space March 17, 2017

Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Codenames Leak: 'Walleye' And 'Muskie' In The Works?

Google’s rumored Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones have reportedly been codenamed ‘Walleye’ and ‘Muskie,’ respectively. The Walleye has been spotted on AOSP website, while Muskie is still to be unveiled on the review site.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2017

Ancient 400,000-Year-Old Human Skull Found In Portugal With Animal Bones, Stone Tools

A study published on March 13 revealed that a 400,000-year-old human skull discovered in Portugal is the oldest human skull on Earth. The skull was discovered along with stone-made hand axes, human teeth and animal bones.

Ancient March 15, 2017

Researchers Find Fluorescent Tree Frog In Amazon Basin, Only Known Fluorescent Amphibian On Earth

Brazilian researchers have discovered the world's first fluorescent tree frog species in the forests of the Amazon basin. The polka-dotted tree frog changes color from dull yellow to neon green under UV light.

Animals March 15, 2017

April The Giraffe 'Continues To Be In Great Condition,' Watch The Calf On Live Cam

April the giraffe, who catapulted to fame when YouTube pulled down its childbirth video, is reported to be doing great. April is ready to give birth to her fourth calf, and Animal Adventure Park continues to live stream the video.

Animals March 13, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in reviving moon exploration missions. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

How Did Legendary Author Jane Austen Die? Experts Find Clues In Her Spectacles

It has been stated by a British Library curator, Sandra Tuppen, that late author Jane Austen may have suffered from arsenic poisoning. She states the theory on the basis of three spectacles that formerly belonged to Austen.

Ancient March 11, 2017

AT&T Launches 'Unlimited' GoPhone Prepaid Plan For $60, 6 GB For Just $40

AT&T has come up with a cheaper unlimited data plan offer under its GoPhone initiative. The new prepaid plan offers unlimited data for $60 per month with a data speed of 3 Mbps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone Launch Delayed, May Debut In 2018 To Rival iPhone 9

Rumors are rife that the launch date of Microsoft’s much-awaited Surface Phone has been delayed once again. It is now hinted that the Windows smartphone may launch in late 2018 or in 2019.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update To Go Live On April 11

Latest rumors suggest that Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update may go live on April 11. The update is expected to bring support for users to create 3D shapes in paint, as well as an enhanced Edge browser.

Microsoft March 10, 2017

Fortune 1000 Companies Two Times More Prone To Data Breaches, Says Report

Fortune 1000 companies experience double the security breach compared to its peers. The report from BitSight took into consideration the levels of cybersecurity performance of Fortune 1000 companies.

Security March 9, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Goes On Sale, Snag The 9.7-inch Tablet For Less Than $280

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, the predecessor to the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, is up for sale at eBay. Interested consumers can get nearly 44 percent off on the 9.7-inch variant of the tablet thanks to the offer.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 6, 2017

T-Mobile Offering Free iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus For $100 If You Switch From Other Carriers

T-Mobile has come up with yet another promotional offer where it is giving a free iPhone 7 to customers who will be switching from rival networks over to the carrier. The offer from T-Mobile is a limited one and kicks off on March 3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Beta Prototype Yet To Be Ready As July Production Deadline Looms

A recent Tesla filing revealed that the company is yet to produce a prototype for its Model 3 vehicle. It is being predicted that Tesla may fall short on its promise of entering mass production for Model 3 by July.

Car Tech March 4, 2017

Google Pixel 2 'Stays Premium' Confirms Company, Releasing Later This Year

Google’s senior vice president Rick Osterloh has confirmed that the next-gen Google Pixel 2 will be launched in the second half of 2017. He also said that the handset will be a premium priced device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2017

Amazon Could Be Working On An Alexa Home Security Camera

Images have surfaced online showing an Amazon-branded security camera with a light blue ring around its lens. It is believed that Amazon is building its own SmartCam with Alexa support to compete with other companies.

Gadgets March 3, 2017

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