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Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

No humans were hurt. No people were injured, the zoo said. "This is by far the biggest incident we've had, the biggest magnitude, the biggest tragedy we've had", Audubon Zoo CEO Ron Forman said. Our staff continues to mourn the loss of our animals. The Audubon Nature Institute announced it would conduct an "action review" and investigation into how the jaguar escaped. Read More

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Astronaut Alan Bean, 4th man on the moon, dies at age 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, 4th man on the moon, dies at age 86

His family said in a statement that Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, died in Houston on Saturday, two weeks after falling ill while traveling. Astronaut-artist Alan Bean speaks at the 2009 opening of an exhibit titled "Alan Bean: Painting Apollo , First Artist on Another World" at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Read More

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Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission

SpaceX CEO and Grimes' new soulmate Elon Musk says the Block 5 will carry NASA astronauts to space as soon as December, 2018, with a few test flights before then. A second stage COPV apparently ruptured during a pre-launch test September 1, 2016, triggering a catastrophic explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 and its satellite payload and heavily damaged the launch complex. Read More

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China: Former Communist leader Sun Zhengcai handed life term for taking bribes

China: Former Communist leader Sun Zhengcai handed life term for taking bribes

The Congress had confirmed the second five-year tenure for Xi, regarded as the most powerful leader of China heading the party, the Presidency and the military. Mr Sun's fate was never in doubt as the party controls the courts and a guilty charge nearly always results in conviction. "As a high-level leader, Sun Zhengcai should have set a good example", Xinhua said, but instead his corruption "damaged the normal working of government organs, corrupted the work of national government ... Read More

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WhatsApp finally makes it easier to watch videos without leaving the app

WhatsApp finally makes it easier to watch videos without leaving the app

Although the feature is rolling out to all iOS users, there's no sign of it rolling out for Android users, but we'll keep you posted. In previous versions, users had to leave to the messenger app to watch videos and then come back. But later facebook bought them, the fee was no longer required, and WhatsApp was free to use, however, now again the thirst for money arises. Also, the social networking giant revealed that the Oculus TV service, which would offer people VR content, would be ... Read More

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Oculus Go preorders open - and sell out - ahead of F8 kick-off

Oculus Go preorders open - and sell out - ahead of F8 kick-off

Although a release date hasn't been announced , the stand-alone VR headset could be on shelves very soon and in the hands of F8 attendees even sooner. You can also watch programming from the device via Hulu and Netflix. If you're intrigued by Oculus Go, stay tuned throughout F8. Reddit user Heaney555 posted a picture of a locked cabinet filled with Go headsets at his local Best Buy. Read More

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Facebook Messenger Kids app gets Sleep Mode

Facebook Messenger Kids app gets Sleep Mode

With a simplified interface, the new feature enables parents to adjust the timings at any time. Facebook is adding a "sleep mode" feature to Messenger Kids. Parents provided feedback to Facebook regarding Messenger Kids that controls to make the app inaccessible during times like dinner or bedtime. Messenger Kids was built to give parents more control and to give kids a safer space to message and video chat with close friends and family. Read More

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Apple Will Produce Only 8 Million iPhone X Units In Q2

Apple Will Produce Only 8 Million iPhone X Units In Q2

Like its predecessor, the iPhone SE, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to have a good showing in markets like India. Apple also launched the PRODUCT RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus a year ago, but they arrived with a white front. Most reports agree that the successor to the iPhone SE will not be a total revamp. But it's disappointing to see a reduction in iPhone X production. Read More

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Snapseed for iOS Finally Updated for iPhone X and its Tall Display

Snapseed for iOS Finally Updated for iPhone X and its Tall Display

Cupertino based conglomerate Apple has rolled out iOS 11.3.1 update to fix a display issue of the iPhone 8 that was making the touch functionality unresponsive on some devices. Some iPhone 8 and iPhone X users encountered an error with the last patch, when third-party displays were rendered useless . According to Apple, these third-party parts are to blame for the difficulties experienced by iPhone 8 users. Read More

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Is Apple's iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?

Is Apple's iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?

Not only will Apple reportedly release a premium 6.5-inch iPhone X Pro along with a refreshed iPhone X , rumor has it that Apple later this year will introduce a 6.1-inch iPhone with an edgeless LCD display. It's also rumored that Apple could be including wireless charging on the iPhone SE 2 . Some macro factorsare at play, too. The Touch ID will be placed below the display. Read More

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Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be the most powerful version yet

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be the most powerful version yet

Cobra Jet Mustangs are what legends are made of and it was fifty years ago, the original factory muscle took to the staging lanes at dragstrips everywhere, and along with the resulting wins, an automotive icon was born. "Even more encouraging is that the updated 2018 Mustang is just now getting rolled out to export markets". To help achieve its hypercar acceleration (expect a sub-2.2sec 0-100km/h time), Ford says it has re-engineered the current Mustang's rear suspension to incorporate a ... Read More

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode In Prototype Stage At DICE

Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode In Prototype Stage At DICE

If this happens to be true we'll hear more at this year's E3. In the case of Black Ops 4 , the developers are ditching the story mode in favor of multiplayer and a Battle Royale mode. A modern-day Battlefield title with a battle royale mode might suffer somewhat from the presence of advanced weaponry. For example, " Battlefield V " battle royale could arrive as part of a post-release content update, either delivered as a freebie for all players or contained within a paid expansion ... Read More

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Future iPhones to Feature Curved Displays, Touchless Controls

This is expected to allow users to control their devices by simply moving their finger close to the display, without physically needing to touch the panel. Potentially, this might be meant to serve a similar objective as the 3D Touch feature that Apple has been including in iPhones since 2015. In the fourth quarter, Apple was responsible for about 20 percent of smartphone shipments following the launch of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, beating out second place Samsung and Huawei, according ... Read More

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Sea of Thieves is Free to Play Through this Weekend

Sea of Thieves is Free to Play Through this Weekend

In the Final Beta, alongside the Gold Hoarders, we will be testing Merchant Alliance voyages for the first time, giving players an entirely new way to play. Or might they even be there already? Will you work together or against each other to get the treasure? Just like the previous Closed Beta , there are no restrictions on streaming, sharing and uploading gameplay footage. Read More

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