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Research Study shows sheep recognise human faces
Author: 0 Study shows sheep recognise human faces

The study was done by Cambridge University researchers, who said that they were able to train sheep to recognise faces of actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson , former US President Barack Obama and BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce. Training involved the sheep making decisions as they moved around a specially-designed pen. In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of people on two computer screens.

Research Call of Duty: WWII's launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare
Author: 0 Call of Duty: WWII's launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: WW2 is a hit, and became such after just three days of availability. Twice as many copies of WWII were sold at launch compared to a year ago, which featured Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered . WWII also set a PlayStation 4 record for first day digital sales for a full game. The games industry overall makes more money than the movie industry and it seems that the Call of Duty: WW2 launch is yet another example of this.

Research Lamborghini's Terzo Millennio concept is a supercapacitator-powered future supercar
Author: 0 Lamborghini's Terzo Millennio concept is a supercapacitator-powered future supercar

Lamborghini said the target is "to provide the Terzo Millennio with the ability to conduct its own health monitoring to detect cracks and damages in its substructure derived from accidents". Lamborghini's future will be very interesting indeed. On top of that, MIT's work in this area has led to the production of a carbon fibre body that turns the car's entire shell into an energy storage medium.

Research Twitter to expand 280-character tweets
Author: 0 Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

One of the USPs of the service was the brevity that it enforced on users. The announcement comes just a few months after Twitter started testing a 280-character limit for a set number of users around the globe, courting concern from users who were anxious that banishing brevity would clog up their timelines.

Author: 0 PlayStation trophies you earn are now worth some cash

Get 10 Platinum Trophies while you game and earn 1,000 points. The point distributions is as follows: a 1000 silver trophies will net you 100 points and 25 gold will give you 250, while 10 platinums will give you a 1000 points. If you're excited about getting Reward points from trophies, let us know in the comments section below. This isn't a ton of extra cash for your purchases, of course, but it can actually help you play multiple free games.

Author: 0 Airtel checkmates rivals with 300GB data plan valid for 1 year

The latest revision came after Airtel offered 100% cashback on recharging with the Rs 349 plan to its customers. In the past few months, we've seen Airtel and Reliance Jio go head on competing with each other to the best of their abilities, in a bid to counter the other major telecom rivals, Airtel has announced yet another combo plan for their prepaid users.

Research Apple Inc. Warns iPhone X Display Is Not Immune From OLED Issues
Author: 0 Apple Inc. Warns iPhone X Display Is Not Immune From OLED Issues

Shot Test: Meant to simulate a phone falling off the roof of a auto, the shot test showed that the iPhone X is prone to damage from a variety of drops. He also burnt the phone with a cigarette lighter and attempted to bend it, but concluded that the iPhone X is indeed a solidly-build handset that's hard to damage without deliberately trying to do so.

Research OnePlus to announce OnePlus 5T on November 16
Author: 0 OnePlus to announce OnePlus 5T on November 16

OnePlus has been teasing the new device for weeks, and it is expected to feature a tall, almost edge-to-edge 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, similar to today's other flagship smartphones. More importantly, perhaps, the company's CEO, Pete Lau, has hinted broadly at the pricing of the OnePlus 5T . Further, the company has asked fans to guess the city in which the company is going to party for the OnePlus5T launch.

Research Ozone Layer Hole Shrinks to Smallest Size Since 1988, Says New Report
Author: 0 Ozone Layer Hole Shrinks to Smallest Size Since 1988, Says New Report

According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak on September 11 which covered nearly an area about two and a half times the size of the United States. The ozone hole reached its largest size in 2000 when it measured 29.86 million square km. NASA scientists expect that the ozone hole will return to the 1980 levels sometime around 2070.

Research Mobile, Sprint Abandon Mega-Merger Talks
Author: 0 Mobile, Sprint Abandon Mega-Merger Talks

The company had eyed the Deutsche Telekom company as a way to grow its own footprint in the United States and take on the two big carriers in the nation, AT&T and Verizon. Sources had originally stated that Sprint chose to call off the acquisition because Deutsche Telekom was looking to get the majority of control over the entity resulting from the merger; though some Sprint executives were reportedly okay with this, others allegedly wanted more .

Research Trump's 11-Minute Twitter Outage Raises Broader Security Questions
Author: 0 Trump's 11-Minute Twitter Outage Raises Broader Security Questions

Through our investigation we have learned that this [the deactivation of Trump's Twitter] was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee's last day. Twitter said it would provide more detail on these policies later this month. A source told BuzzFeed that hundreds of Twitter employees have access to high-profile accounts and have the power to deactivate one.

Research No more than 800 orangutans from this newly identified species remain
Author: 0 No more than 800 orangutans from this newly identified species remain

Scholars have identified a third orangutan species, the Tapanuli orangutan, that sits alongside the Pongo abelii , living on the island of Sumatra, and the Pongo pygmeaeus , endemic to Borneo , on the evolutionary tree. Forests in the Batan Toru ecosystem are now being logged to make way for palm oil plantations, and there's even a plan to raise a new hydroelectric dam which could also impact the habitat of Tapanuli orangutans.

Research Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition, here are the details
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition, here are the details

The users in return get to be the first to use the new software features before everyone else does. If true, the software update includes user interface tweaks such as notification badges. Potential beta testers have to hold an active Samsung Account to apply for the program, which is available via the Samsung Members or Samsung + app depending on the region.

Research Google Gives Gmail A Productivity Boost With Third-Party Add-Ons
Author: 0 Google Gives Gmail A Productivity Boost With Third-Party Add-Ons

Google foresees Gmail add-ons as allowing users to complete their tasks and workflows right from their inbox without having to switch between the apps. Not only does this make it even easier to accomplish tasks, but it also means that you only have to install an Add-On on one device to receive the service any time you use your account, no matter the device.

Research Mysterious void between two chambers in Great Pyramid of Giza discovered
Author: 0 Mysterious void between two chambers in Great Pyramid of Giza discovered

Built as a royal tomb around 2560 BC, it's made of an estimated 2.3 million blocks of stone. Built over 4,500 years ago during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu, the pyramid has been home to thousands of archeological studies. A rendering from ScanPyramids of the void. "The good news is that the void is there, and it's very big", he said. The scattering of the muons was recorded on an extremely sensitive photographic medium known as nuclear emulsion film , which had been positioned in the ...

Author: 0 Qualcomm sues Apple again, this time saying it shared info with Intel

Notably, the lawsuit comes days after a report that Apple is designing future generation iPhones that don't use a Qualcomm chip at all. An Intel engineer was allegedly copied on the email, according to Bloomberg , which was the first to report on the lawsuit.

Research Sony's Aibo robotic dog is back, with new tricks for AI era
Author: 0 Sony's Aibo robotic dog is back, with new tricks for AI era

However, Sony continued their development in AI and robotics to develop a newly improved AIBO to show consumers the company's mission to inspire and build loving relationships just like a dog would to its owner. Shares in Sony Corp have soared to a nine-year high and the company has forecast record earnings, some 20 per cent above its current profit record set two decades ago.

Research House Intelligence Committee releases Russia-linked Facebook ads
Author: 0 House Intelligence Committee releases Russia-linked Facebook ads

A day after telling the Judiciary Committee that 126 million Americans may have seen Russian-linked ads and posts on Facebook-owned platforms since 2015, Colin Stretch, the company's general counsel, raised the estimate Wednesday to "a little less than 150 million" Americans, or almost half the USA population.

Research IOS 11.1 Brings Bug Fixes and New Emoji
Author: 0 IOS 11.1 Brings Bug Fixes and New Emoji

Apple has rolled out new versions of its mobile operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch . To get iOS 11.1, grab your iPhone or iPad and go into Settings General Software Update. Elsewhere in the update, Apple also included a patch for the Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability which was highlighted by security researchers earlier this month.

Research Super Mario Odyssey Sells 2 Million Copies in 3 Days
Author: 0 Super Mario Odyssey Sells 2 Million Copies in 3 Days

That's thanks to a number of smart decisions on Nintendo's part. After receiving a fair amount of criticism for content droughts with the Wii U , Nintendo has made sure that the Switch wouldn't follow that same path. Demand outpaced Nintendo's manufacturing capability, leaving many fans empty-handed. In the same fiscal, Kimishima also reiterated Nintendo's plan to re-manufacture the NES Classic in 2018.

Author: 0 Bharti Airtel's net takes a hit on 'competitive pressures'

In terms of revenue, country's largest telco made a sales of Rs 21,777 crore in Q2, 2017 as against Rs 24,652 crore in the same period a year ago - a decrease of 11.7%. Airtel's profit for the quarter stood at Rs 586.1 crore which was lower by 63%. India ARPU for voice and data combined fell 6.3% on quarter to its Rs 145, its lowest ever.

Research Razer Phone to feature 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM
Author: 0 Razer Phone to feature 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM

Let us know what you think about the Razer Phone specifications and whether or not you are interested in buying the phone when it comes out later this year. The listing did not carry any information on the chipset that will be powering the phone. Meanwhile, the long-rumored entry of RAZER to the mobile #phone market was confirmed and was set to be officially unveiled on November 1 [VIDEO ], 2017.

Research Destiny 2's first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is coming on December 5
Author: 0 Destiny 2's first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is coming on December 5

Ikora describes how Osiris anticipated this but was banished because of his unsafe ideas. Curse of Osiris arrives on December 5, and promises to keep players busy enough through the holidays. As we previously learned, it's called Curse of Osiris , and it centers around the titular character and the planet Mercury. The company did promise more content for Destiny 2 , after all, so it's a given.

Research NASA Spooky Space 'Sounds' Serve Up Intergalactic Treat for Halloween
Author: 0 NASA Spooky Space 'Sounds' Serve Up Intergalactic Treat for Halloween

NASA spacecrafts are actively exploring the cosmos through its advanced spacecrafts and while images of stunning celestial bodies are released on regular basis, release of sounds aren't that common. "Chorus Radio Waves Within Earth's Atmosphere" is the sound of plasma waves rolling through space. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation.

Research GameStop Will Provide a Subscription Service for Unlimited Used Games
Author: 0 GameStop Will Provide a Subscription Service for Unlimited Used Games

GameStop will soon be starting a new service under an exciting rental scheme. The only slight caveat is that you're restricted to renting one at a time. Here is something exciting; the members would get to keep the last game that they checked out. That's a solid deal, especially since you can recoup the price of the subscription by claiming a game that costs around $60 at the end of each six-month subscription.

Research The Last of Us Part II Gets a Gruesome New Trailer
Author: 0 The Last of Us Part II Gets a Gruesome New Trailer

But be warned as it is kind of... ehm... disturbing. Part 2 will be a "counter" to that tale, according to creative director, Neil Druckmann , with the game being "about hate and how we use all of those same things to make the player feel that".

Author: 0 US Service Member Dies After Afghanistan Helicopter Crash, Six Others Injured

Gov. Bill Walker made the order, which is effective immediately, on Sunday, the day after U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jacob M. Sims, 36, was killed in Afghanistan's Logar province when his helicopter crashed. But provincial governor spokesman Salim Saleh told AFP the helicopter hit a tree after a "successful" operation to support ground troops in Kharwar district.

Research Google will now show results local to you based on device location
Author: 0 Google will now show results local to you based on device location

Previously, the results you received for an worldwide search were based on the country code selected. You can force search results to be directed to whatever country you like by changing some options. And this applies even when you travel from one country to another, for example from the United States to India. This change will shadow all the platforms - Desktop, web, app and mobile web.

Research Animal Crossing Game Pocket Camp is Coming to Mobile
Author: 0 Animal Crossing Game Pocket Camp is Coming to Mobile

Once you have the materials, it is addressed to Cyrus, the man, who is in charge of the work and in making furniture. After the release of Super Mario Run in a version for smartphones, here's that Nintendo adapts another of its flagship games for mobile.

Research Scientists spot comets outside our solar system
Author: 0 Scientists spot comets outside our solar system

The object appears to have been originated from outside the Earth's solar system but has not yet been confirmed whether it is an asteroid or commet. He said that while everything so far indicated the object was from outside the solar system, more data would be needed to confirm it.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5T coming to India on 16th November via Amazon

Now it would appear that we may actually have a release date for the new OnePlus smartphone . While the OnePlus 5 failed in out-doing its contemporaries in terms of design and overall performance, the 5T will be looking to look more like a 2017 flagship, and the update could not come sooner, as the year is about to end and all the major devices have already been revealed.

Research Caixinha sacked as Rangers boss
Author: 0 Caixinha sacked as Rangers boss

Development squad coach Graeme Murty will take interim charge of the first team as assistant manager Helder Baptista and coaches Pedro Malta and Jose Belman have also parted company with the club. "We thank Pedro and his backroom staff for their efforts and commitment and wish them well for the future". Caixinha was appointed as successor to Mark Warburton in March, signing a three-year deal after Rangers paid Qatari club Al Gharafa compensation to release him from his contract.

Author: 0 AG Hawley Announces Multistate $220 Million Antitrust Settlement with Deutsche Bank

New Jersey and dozens of other states have reached a $220 million agreement with Deutsche Bank to settle claims that employees of the German-based financial institution were manipulating interest rates for several years. "This settlement resolves the bank's final pending USA regulatory inquiry related to Libor", Deutsche Bank spokesman Troy Gravitt said in a statement about Wednesday's accord.

Author: 0 Microsoft up after Q1 beats, achieves $20B Cloud goal

In terms of guidance, analysts are looking for Microsoft to hit 83 cents in earnings per share, excluding certain items, and $28.15 billion in revenue in the second quarter, which will end on December 31, according to Thomson Reuters. LinkedIn reported revenue of $1.1 billion in the previous quarter and it once again came in at exactly the same number. Despite Microsoft's More Personal Computing division remaining relatively flat (which, historically is a good thing) there were gains ...