• Watch Cardi B Fill in for Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

    Watch Cardi B Fill in for Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

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    After a teaser ad where Amazon's Alexa loses her voice, with an appearance by founder and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos , the story continues by showing Alexa celebrity replacements for the e-commerce giant's Super Bowl ad. It's a pretty great commercial and it's hilariously on-brand for Cardi B, so check it out above. 'There's not even oxygen there!' The teaser then concludes with the trademark Amazon "smile" and the date "2.4.18", possibly the date when the full ad would appear ...
  • SpaceX Targets Feb. 6 Maiden Falcon Heavy Launch

    SpaceX Targets Feb. 6 Maiden Falcon Heavy Launch

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    While the added power means it can move heavier payloads into space and out toward distant destinations, such as Mars, the first Falcon Heavy launch is more symbolic. The rocket weighs more than 3.1 million pounds and loaded with kerosene and liquid oxygen propellants. The Tesla will be mounted inside the Falcon Heavy's upper covering and will boost into a heliocentric orbit around the sun on trajectory as far away as the orbit of Mars.
  • Ahead of tougher European Union data laws, Facebook is sharing its privacy philosophy

    Ahead of tougher European Union data laws, Facebook is sharing its privacy philosophy

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    Starting May 25, an European Union rule named the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR , will roll out, and some experts call it one of the biggest renovations to internet data privacy rules . As for the new privacy center, Facebook didn't share many details outside of it arriving this year and that it will be gathering feedback from a variety of sources.
  • Super blue blood moon eclipse on the cards

    Super blue blood moon eclipse on the cards

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    Early on Wednesday morning, there will be a " super blue blood moon ", the first on earth since 1982. Dr Beshir Marzouk, the astronomy expert at QCH said two Blue Moons will happen during this year. The first one was December 3 previous year followed by the second on January 1. Wednesday's eclipse is unusual and more challenging than some because it occurs at dawn for the eastern half of the country with the moon quite low in the western sky.
  • Plastics are suffocating ocean reefs because humans can't stop being lazy slobs

    Plastics are suffocating ocean reefs because humans can't stop being lazy slobs

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    The good news, the authors say, is that everyone can help tackle the problem through small changes in their lifestyle, such as reducing the use of plastic packaging or single-use plastic items. "It's like getting gangrene on your foot and there is nothing you can do to stop it from affecting your whole body". Reefs near Indonesia had the highest concentration of plastic trash , while reefs near Australia had the lowest.
  • Next generation rocket company reaches orbit in milestone test

    Next generation rocket company reaches orbit in milestone test

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    Its inaugural test in May 2017 managed to reach space, but the rocket didn't make it into orbit after a communication fault forced the flight to be aborted early. Rocket Lab will have a launch window from 2.30pm on Sunday. "Ten years ago, under the last Labour Government, Rocket Lab received its first research and development grant".
  • IPhone Update Will Allow Users To Stop Battery Slowdown, Tim Cook Says

    IPhone Update Will Allow Users To Stop Battery Slowdown, Tim Cook Says

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    Last month, the company released a statement saying: We've been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. Tim Cook says a future iOS update will give older iPhone users the option to disable Apple's ramping down of performance, which Apple claimed was done to improve power management and prevent unexpected shutdowns in many iPhone 6 models.
  • Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer

    Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer

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    About six hours before the killing, Antoine posted the picture of herself wearing the same belt, according to the outlet. It was a case shrouded in mystery for two years, before finally a Facebook selfie helped solve it. Antoine apologized for her crimes in a statement read by Watson. In the morning, Antoine sent a number of Facebook messages to Gargol to see if she made it home alright.
  • Bubble Trouble: South Korea Considers Ban on All Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    Bubble Trouble: South Korea Considers Ban on All Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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    Just today, the value of many currencies fell more than 10 percent, and the value of these investments overall are down nearly 40 percent over just the last month. On Wednesday, bitcoin fell as low as US$9,222 on Bitstamp, its lowest price since December 1, as CBOE and CME bitcoin futures tumbled to contract lows.
  • Virat Kohli hits 21st century, India not out of woods yet

    Virat Kohli hits 21st century, India not out of woods yet

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    If it was not for Kohli's heroics then India would have never been able to score 307 in response to South Africa's 335. In fact, India pacer Ishant Sharma went a step further and said: "As we expected there would be bounce on the wicket, but on the first day, the wicket was quite slow".
  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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    The instrument panel is a single sheet of glass housing two displays, one for the gauges and one for the COMAND infotainment display. Revealed ahead of its public debut this week at the Detroit Motor Show (although leaked photos of the new G-Class had left us in no doubt), the new G-Class is simply a refined version of a very familiar off-road icon, and certainly the best way to go for the very able G-Class.
  • 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' open beta features 11 characters, Hit joins roster

    'Dragon Ball FighterZ' open beta features 11 characters, Hit joins roster

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    Produced by Toei Animation, Dragon Ball Z was a follow-up to the original Dragon Ball TV series. The beta ends on Tuesday 16th January at those same times, so everyone has at least a couple of days to take it for a spin. The open beta will feature 11 playable characters across seven different stages. With just a few short weeks to go there isn't much hype left - people are officially in "just give us the damn thing" mode - but there's one more open beta just in case.