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A playlist of spooky space sounds has been released by NASA to coincide with Halloween . That may very well be the case, but that doesn't mean space isn't filled with an abundance of unusual sounds in the form of radio bursts, electromagnetic pulses, solar wind , charged particle bursts, and other celestial emissions.
  • Delphi Reaches Agreement to Acquire nuTonomy

    Delphi Reaches Agreement to Acquire nuTonomy

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    Delphi hoped to expand the fleet in 2020 or 2021. Delphi , the autoparts company, is buying self-driving auto company NuTonomy for $400 million (plus $50 million in earn outs), the companies revealed on Tuesday. Those vehicles, DeVos said, will be heavily automated and used in pre-mapped areas in cities. The fact that nuTonomy's platform can be readily adapted to different auto types is a big plus for Delphi , which presumably hopes to sell the system to multiple automakers with ...
  • IV Sasi, director of Chiru's Kaali, passes away

    IV Sasi, director of Chiru's Kaali, passes away

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    His debut feature film as a director was Utsavam which released in 1975 and starred Srividya, Sankaradi, Raghavan and Sukumaran in lead roles. He also helmed several critically acclaimed films like Alkoottathil Thaniye, Kanamarayathu , Aksharangal andVadakaykkoru Hrudayam.
  • Nintendo Drops Huge Hint That Smash Bros Switch is On its Way

    Nintendo Drops Huge Hint That Smash Bros Switch is On its Way

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    Melee . Smash Bros . for GameCube is still huge in fighting game circles, and the GameCube controller is the preferred way to play it and its sequels - which is why there's a GameCube controller adapter for Wii U in the first place . The pad will be recognized as a wired USB pad. The version 4.0.0 update for Nintendo Switch added a lot of surprising things , and chief among those is GameCube controller support .
  • Nintendo Releasing SNES-Themed 3DS XL In The US

    Nintendo Releasing SNES-Themed 3DS XL In The US

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    This fantastic piece of technology meant that you could go back and play 21 of your favourite 16-Bit SNES games in all their pixelated glory. However, that version of the game was edited down from its original 6 Mb cartridge to a 4 Mb cartridge at the behest of its publisher.
  • Google Faces Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn-In Dilemma

    Google Faces Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn-In Dilemma

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    The issue seen in the above Pixel 2 XL can't be immediately defined as burn-in, though, as OLED screens can also encounter image retention. Slated to launch on 27 October in India, Google is going to have a tough time on its hands getting the larger Pixel 2 XL into the hands of consumers.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V Announced as Switch Exclusive

    Shin Megami Tensei V Announced as Switch Exclusive

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    Questions over what the live announcement this morning would be-which included remasters of the old titles or potentially a new Persona-were put to rest as soon as the stream began. And that was the end of the whole thing in its entirety. All we really know now is what we already knew before - that a SMT game was being made for the Switch.
  • Pokemon Go Halloween Event 2017

    Pokemon Go Halloween Event 2017

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    The Pokemon GO event runs through October 20th to November 2nd, introducing the first ghostly Gen 3 Pokemon before the full roll-out in December. The other 3rd Generation Pokemon from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will begin to appear in Pokemon Go starting in December 2017. The announcement for the Pokemon Go event comes about a year after the first of its in-game events initiated with the first Halloween celebration, followed by the expansion of augmented reality in gaming ...
  • Spectacular Orionid meteor shower could be visible from Longford tonight

    Spectacular Orionid meteor shower could be visible from Longford tonight

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    Scientists believe that the Orionids are on a 12-year cycle, which last peaked in 2006, when the shower was as strong as the Perseids. Plan to stay up late though, as peak displays will hit between midnight and dawn each night. The Orionids are meteors that originate from the dust left behind by Halley's Comet. With meteor showers you must be prepared to wait, so star gazers are advised to bring something to sit or lie down on.
  • Motorola unveils Smart Speaker MotoMod with Amazon Alexa integration

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    The Moto Mod Speaker with Amazon Alexa is equipped with four microphones, so you shouldn't have a problem with Alexa hearing your voice even if you're not holding your phone, or standing right next to it. The only real reason why someone would want to purchase the module is so that they can have their Alexa on the go, with cellular data on tap. The dock is also designed in such a way that it can be used on the user's nightstand.
  • Latest Xbox One update lets you set privacy on your Activity Feed

    Latest Xbox One update lets you set privacy on your Activity Feed

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    Have up to 40 pins! This allows you to pin anything as a " block " on the dash, when you scroll up and down. Microsoft is now offering three theme options, specifically dark, light, and high-contrast. With Halo 5 already confirmed for the upcoming consoles, 343 Industries has also confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be enhanced for Xbox One X and not only that, game's bugs and issues will also be ironed out.
  • Kilgard Explains Why Scientists Are So Excited About Observing Merging Neutron Stars

    Kilgard Explains Why Scientists Are So Excited About Observing Merging Neutron Stars

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    Since then, detecting gravitational waves from colliding black holes has started to feel like familiar territory, with four further such events detected . "Finally, as they burnt silicon to make iron, they exploded as a supernova, and for a few short moments, each star would release as much energy as all the regular stars in that galaxy put together".
  • Garmin Speak lets you bring Alexa along in the auto

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    Garmin has just released their new Garmin Speak , an Amazon Alexa equipped smart device for your vehicle. Garmin says that you'll be able to play your playlists and podcasts, get traffic updates, hear sports scores and stats, listen to the news, place orders for goods, control your smart home, and even get Garmin's turn-by-turn spoke directions with a bit of lane guidance on the device's tiny display.
  • GM to be the first to test self-driving cars in NYC

    GM to be the first to test self-driving cars in NYC

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    The Silicon Valley-based firm, which GM acquired in March 2016 for $1 billion, has also been testing its autonomous driving tech on roads in San Francisco, Arizona, and MI. Like in other regions where Cruise and GM are testing their prototypes, all testing will include an engineer in the driver's seat to monitor and evaluate performance, and a second person in the passenger seat.
  • You won't find that cupcake calorie counter anymore on Google Maps

    You won't find that cupcake calorie counter anymore on Google Maps

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    Someone else wrote , "Anyone else feel like the google maps mini cupcake feature reinforces the idea that all exercise must be atonement for the sin of eating?" A Google spokesperson told the publication the removal is "based on strong user feedback" and starting from tonight, the calorie feature will be removed from the app.
  • Hundreds get pink slips at Tesla after appraisals

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    The San Jose Mercury News puts the number of firings at between 400 and 700 people, and they affected everything from factory workers to engineers to managers. He maintained his Model 3 shipment forecast of 3,005 this year out of a total of 100,056 deliveries this year but slashed his losses estimates dramatically.
  • Monday in CE: Massive WiFi Security Flaw Leaves Devices Vulnerable to Hack

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    While nearly every supported device and OS is at the risk of being attacked, it appears some operating systems could have far worse consequences, namely, Android and Linux . "The vulnerability is serious, but to exploit it the criminal has to be physically near the computer they want to attack", said Dr Murdoch. Vanhoef submitted the paper for review in May and began notifying vendors in July of this year, but after seeing how widespread the weakness was he contacted the Computer ...
  • Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

    Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

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    Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores. In weather terms however, it is still too early to say for definite whether this storm will impact Ireland to the forecasted strength as predicted, but as for now, it's current path suggests this will be a major weather event.
  • How To Hack The Mini SNES To Add More Games

    How To Hack The Mini SNES To Add More Games

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    Given the success of the NES Classic, which sold out nearly instantly, it's no surprise that the SNES Classic has been all the rage since launching in Europe and the U.S.at the end of September. Back in 2005, Nintendo released a smaller version of the Game Boy Advance called the Game Boy Micro . In fact a trademark filing discovered a few months ago seemed to indicate that the next console to be released in "Classic Edition" form would be the N64 .
  • Arsenal Star Sends Nigeria To World Cup

    Arsenal Star Sends Nigeria To World Cup

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    Nigeria managed to see out the closing stages of the second half with relative ease to claim victory that seals their spot in Russian Federation with one game to spare. "My wife is Russian, she flew to Russia today for good luck, and she and the kids will be in Russia to cheer us up at the World Cup". "Well fought boys.