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Livestream: Is today the day Rocket Lab finally takes off?

Before customers can start flying, Rocket Lab needed to show that the Electron could do its job, and getting to orbit was a key goal of this test. In December, Electron missed its 10-day window after delays from weather and a last second abort. Shortly afterwards, Rocket Lab announced it would be suspending launch attempts until early 2018.

Google to use website loading time in mobile search rankings

Google has been prepping website owners for the Speed Update for sometime. Correct, no changes to announce for desktop. PageSpeed Insights uses data from the Chrome User Experience Report . By April of a year ago, Google News started giving priority to news articles published on AMP sites. Google said the update applies the same standard to all pages, regardless of the technology used for developing them.

Nintendo Labo Harnesses the Power of the Cardboard Box

These include the Robot Kit (players can build their own cardboard robot) and the Variety Kit (including an RC vehicle, a piano, a fishing rod, a house, and a motorbike), but the announcement trailer for the Labo hinted at several future Toy-Cons kits too.

Lawmakers push AT&T to stop working with Huawei

House members reportedly want AT&T to shelve its partnership with Huawei over standards for its 5G network. Apparently, there is a growing concern of Chinese influence in US businesses, which has also led to other proposed deals with other Chinese companies to be killed in other sectors.

Google quietly purchased a United Kingdom sound tech startup

A United Kingdom regulatory filing from December 2017 showed that Google subsidiary Google Ireland Holdings Unlimited Company, bought all the shares of NVF Tech, the parent company of Redux Laboratories. With Google's acquisition, that may change soon. For instance, the iPhone X and a couple of other bezel-less smartphones like the Mi Mix have strategically relocated hardware like the mic and the earpiece in order to accommodate the larger display.

Microsoft is working on a new Careers system for Xbox Achievements

There are sort filters too that let you prioritise next achievements by "closest", "most common, "rarest", "most common rare" or 'highest Gamerscore". We're tweaking the community feed to make it easier to view comments . Most recent comments will be posted at the top and you'll also be able to see who has liked your comments .

Higher-res HTC Vive Pro, wireless adaptor unveiled

There will also be a dial that will adjust the headset to your head for better comfort. Obviously, the main advantage of this is a larger room-scale environment to explore, but you can also use it to host more Vive headsets (or Steam VR-enabled headsets) in the same space.

Nokia 6 (2018) tested in GeekBench

The fingerprint scanner in Nokia 6 is embedded into the home button on the front. We are referring to Nokia 6 (2018 ), a mid-range phone which should offer some premium specs even though the phone will remain focused on the quality-price ratio.

Amazon Reports Biggest Holiday Season Ever

In the USA, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season. Amazon does not disclose how many devices exactly it sells. So far the company has focused on making moves to optimize those operations rather than cutting back its benefit. "We're excited that people continued to join Prime this holiday, to take advantage of more fast and free shipping options plus new convenient delivery like Amazon Key, as well as early access to ...

American International Group Inc. Cuts Holdings in Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA)

The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.72 per share, with a total value of $6,557,353.56. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Discovery Communications, Inc . Following the transaction, the director now owns 671,095 shares of the company's stock, valued at $13,233,993.40. Jane Street Group LLC owned about 0.05% of Discovery Communications at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Civilization VI Comes to iPad with a Whopping $60 Price Tag

Running on iOS 11 on the iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 and iPad Pro, while the game will cost a hefty $60 (it's now available for $29.99 until January 4th), being able to play Civilization VI while on the move will be an experience that fans of the series will find worthy of shelling out for.

Get upto 2GB free data every day

Airtel prepaid users in metros, including New Delhi can now avail the prepaid data pack. The Airtel's new Rs 49 prepaid data pack is available via My Airtel app as well as the company's website. There is cap on the bundled calls - users can make up to 250 minutes of calls per day and 1,000 minutes per week without charge. All other benefits are the same in both plans.

Catherine remake is in the works for PS4, Vita

Atlus' cult PS3 hit Catherine is being remade for the PS4 and PlayStation Vita , the publisher announced today. Catherine: Full Body has been announced for PS4 and PS Vita. Officially titled Catherine : Full Body , the project still follows protagonist Vincent as the mysterious and lusty Catherine threatens his relationship with the blander Katherine-however, it is far from a simple remaster.

Forecast Calls for White Christmas in Iceland

Christmas Day's high will be in the lower to middle 20s. There had been some hopes in the United Kingdom of a little drift of the white stuff, given that the start of December has seen widespread sub-zero temperatures, and heavy snow in some northern areas, and even in London which has traditionally escaped any flurries.

Geminid Meteor Shower to be active tonight

The show should peak around 2 a.m., though the Gemini constellation is rising in local skies around 7:30 p.m.in the east-northeast, Sabin said. But on December 13th, there will be one of the biggest light shows of all, right in the sky: the Geminid meteor shower .

Google's New Android Oreo Go Will Work Even On Low-End Phones

The AI has already started rolling out to supported smartphones in English language to the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore. The update will also be rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Brazil, Germany and Korea. Google past year started seeding it "Assistant" AI to devices including smartphones and Google Home . Spanish speakers in Spain, Mexico and the United States will be supported as well as native language speakers in Japan, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Korea.

Soulcalibur VI Is A Pseudo Reboot, Fan Favorite Characters Could Return

Previously, the Soul series, including the very first Soul Edge , has been bound to consoles and arcade platforms, only ever breaking those confines to come to mobile phones. The developers say that the game is a return to the roots of the original and takes place in the 16th century. Granted, the above video doesn't go into extreme detail about the title, like original reveal the earlier this week, but it does feature Mitsurugi and Sophitia as they battle it out once more.

Here are your options if YouTube vanishes from Amazon gizmos

The Prime Video app for the Apple TV supports numerous Apple TV features, this included Siri and the TV app, this allows you to search for videos on Prime from the main TV interface. Amazon accused Google of blocking access to an open website. A statement from Amazon on Tuesday didn't address Google's claims. Amazon kicked the Chromecast, Google's television player, off its retail website in 2015, along with Apple Inc's TV player.

Leclerc joins Ericsson at Sauber for 2018

The vehicle is predominantly white with red accents, and large Alfa Romeo logos after the Swiss team confirmed a deal with the manufacturer. ARESE, Italy, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc will move up to Formula One with Alfa Romeo-backed Sauber next season while Marcus Ericcson stays in the lineup despite the Swede failing to score a point in 2017.

HTC rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for unlocked U11 today

As it was expected from them, HTC has started offering the Android Oreo OS for its U11 smartphone. It is worth adding that bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to HTC U11 also makes the company third OEM after OnePlus and Nokia to bring the new OS version to its users.

Download Animal Crossing Pocket Camp 1.0.0 APK

Your Campsite. Your Way: "The joy of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is creating a space that suits you and your style". Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp requires an internet connection , so you can see why this is crucial. The game is now live on the Google Play Store for certain countries, with initial reports coming in from France. You can purchase Leaf Tickets with real money, or earn them through regular gameplay.

Owning dog linked to lower risk of dying earlier

The study also says that having a dog increases people's motivation to be more active and add more physical activity into their lives, especially in single-person households where the individuals are exclusively responsible for walking and exercising with their pets.

Dream Chaser completes successful glide test

But previous year, NASA awarded a second round of contracts , in order to cover cargo shipments to the ISS from 2019 through 2024. The Dream Chaser is being developed to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station without a crew aboard.

Apple planning AR headset for 2020

Citing sources "familiar with the situation", the report notes that this headset will feature a brand new display and run on a new chip and fresh operating system instead of the iOS mobile platform that now runs ARKit . The report mostly jibes with CEO Tim Cook's recent interview with The Independent , in which Cook said, "But today I can tell you the [AR] technology itself doesn't exist to do that in a quality way".

Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

Twitter believes that its users that *it was too hard to tweet*. Having only been rolled out to a privileged few when the initial experiment was launched in September , Twitter has now made a decision to let (nearly) all users avail of an extended 280 character limit in tweets, double the original character limit.

WhatsApp Messenger down leaving billions of users panicked. Check the Twitter reactions

Along with India, users from most of Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia, USA and Sri Lanka complained about the problem. WhatsApp remained shut for about an hour during which users had trouble updating their profile and other details though tings resumed soon afterwards.

What did NASA use to create a spooky Halloween playlist?

The " Spooky Space Sounds " compilation, which is available on SoundCloud , features 22 eerie audio clips of spacecraft like the Juno Jupiter probe , Cassini Saturn mission and Voyager robot making their way through the cosmos. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation. The auroras seen at Saturn are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights and occur when solar wind material interacts with the planet's atmosphere and magnetic field.

Amazon's New Smart Lock Lets Amazon Delivery People Into Your House

On Wednesday, the company announced a new service called the Amazon Key for Prime members, which allows you to remotely let people into your house-particularly couriers dropping off packages. Amazon Key seems ideal for customers who are out most of the day and can not be home to accept packages or those who often experience package theft.

Nintendo Switch Now Supports GameCube Controller after 4.0 Update

Plug them both into the Switch's dock and it'll register the controller as a USB gamepad. Nintendo has quietly added support for them after the 4.0 system update. Of course, this has mounted speculation that Nintendo are on the cusp of announcing something Super Smash Bros related for the Switch , as the Gamecube controller has nearly become synonymous with the Smash Community.

Super NES Edition Coming Late November 2017

Nintendo 3DS XL will play all the games of the Nintendo DS games, but those games will not appear in 3D. If you're in Europe, you also have a New 3DS XL to pick up, but it's modeled after your region's unique SNES design, complete with more colorful buttons and a different logo.