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Mysterious purple blob found at the bottom of the ocean baffles scientists

Odd but nonetheless pretty, the sea slug measuring only 2 inches across lives among clams and crabs some 5,300 feet below the surface. Some of the species are very colorful, appearing in bright nuances of blue, pink and orange. Alternatively, the ent...

Author-activist Mahasweta Devi dies in Kolkata at 90

Mahasweta Devi died of multiple organ failure at the age of 90 at a south Kolkata nursing home on July 28 after a prolonged illness for over two months. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sent her condolence message from New Delhi. ...

Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

The smartphone game, developed by San Francisco-based Niantic based on Nintendo's video game characters, was first launched on July 6 in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. Markets had cheered the app's global success as a great sign for Nintendo...

Canadian athletes critical of decision not to suspend Russian athletes from Rio

The committee says it is leaving it up to each global sports federation to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports. The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they ar...

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for "Pokemon Go"

Chances are very real that it ends up being the most successful mobile game of all time in the country. The augmented reality game uses smartphone cameras to superimpose the cute, digital creatures on real-world settings. Japan was made to wait u...

Developer of Nintendo's Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon

In order to start this process, you will first need to check on the status of your current permissions setting. Pokemon GO is insanely popular in the regions it has been released so far. Play these games and get healthy. Yesterday, the game was...

Nintendo shares surge on Pokemon mobile game hopes

Despite being shaken by the ordeal, Wiggins plans to continue playing the game. The video game, named Pokemon Go , turns real streets and sidewalks into a virtual arena, WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported. " Pokemon GO will allow players to capture ...

Chicago again calls Dwyane Wade, and this time he listens

Miami's final offer of $41.5 million was the rest of Miami's remaining cap space but Wade reportedly either wanted a third year on the deal or the more money over those two years, which wasn't possible without breaking up part of the team.

David Cameron to Jeremy Corbyn: For heaven's sake, go

Both factions in the party have been active on social media trying to recruit members to vote in a contest to either support or oppose Mr Corbyn. "Nothing can be ruled out at this stage", one Labour peer said . Rather than rebuilding trust among th...

GTX 1060 Details Leaked Ahead of Impending Announcement

Nvidia quickly scored big victories in the top and mid-range of the market with its new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 models. Based on the report by VideoCardz , the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will likely use a 192-bit memory interface and come in 3GB a...

Google's VR Expeditions Now Open To Everyone

The new system for getting Expeditions up and running has reportedly been streamlined considerably. It's called Google Cast for Education , and it's a Chrome web app that lets students and teachers beam content to a central display to share th...

Brexit vote sparks surge in online interest in Irish passports

Being an European Union citizen carries with it certain benefits which with our exit we look like losing over the next few years. While the exit process of Britain from the European Union will take some time, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs...

US Rep. and Penn alum Chaka Fattah resigns effective immediately

Fattah, who served on the powerful Appropriations Committee during 11 terms in office, said he hastened his exit out of respect for House leadership and to avoid being a distraction. He also said Fattah had betrayed the trust of his constituents an...

Tumblr Live-Streaming Feature

Right up there is the New York Times , which is slated to receive $3.03 million for its live video efforts. Buzzfeed , which saw early success with its watermelon-exploding video, landed the biggest contract among its publishing competitors with a ...

Infant exoplanet K2-33b discovered by NASA Kepler probe

Approximately 5 times the size of the Earth, the new planet is a "super-Neptune" and the youngest such planet known. Trevor David from the California Institute of Technology, co-author of the two studies , said that the research papers act a...

Russians May Compete At Rio Under Their Own Flag

Amid continued re-testing of samples from both the 2008 and 2012 Games, IOC president Thomas Bach went further on Tuesday, saying athletes from Russian Federation and Kenya can no longer be "presumed innocent" due to evidence of testing irregularitie...

Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

Vine - which is distinguished by its uber-brief six-second time limit - will now allow "a small group" of creators to "add a video to their Vine , turning the six second Vine into a trailer for a bigger story", Twitter said. This standalone app...

Activists say 8 Syrians killed trying to cross into Turkey

Syrian government and Russian jets have stepped up the bombardment of a town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, increasing pressure on the fighters, a monitoring group reported.

NASA Testing Hybrid Plane With 14 Electric Motors

It will take 800 pounds of batteries - which will replace the two back passenger seats - to fly and the seat next to the pilot will be taken up with instrumentation. NASA has a four year timeline for the X-57, which could be followed by a series of ...

Monday is the first day of summer

At the summer solstice, we see the most sunlight in any day during the year. At the moment, the clouds now covering much of southern Britain will prevent many of us from fully appreciating this special moon but we should celebrate as best we can: ...

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SMC Alert: Rocket Lab successful launch

Operators of tiny satellites don't have many options to get to space, and typically have to hitch rides on launches of much bigger probes. Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck...

Google Will Now Prioritize Page Speed for Mobile Search

Mobile-first indexing is a major shift away from the current practice of using computer programs to crawl, index and rank websites by first looking at the desktop version. A tool t...

United States lawmakers urge AT&T to cut all ties with Huawei

Nearly all phones and electronics - including most "American" or "European" phones - are made in China. The US also isn't the only country to worry about the companies: the Aus...

Huawei is victim of U.S. 'trust deficit'

Regarding the Wall Street Journal report which claims the deal was scuttled due to security concerns, Huawei spokesman Chase Skinner said - " privacy and security are always ou...

Google could turn the next Pixel's touchscreen into a speaker

Google has declined to comment on the acquisition, including how much might have been paid for Redux. Redux's technology could also be used create haptic feedback - which gives the...

HTC announces Vive Pro with increased resolution and built-in headphones

These will be available via a revamped version of the Viveport VR store. CES appears to have other players in the wireless-VR space, as well, and we'll do our best at Ars to cove...

Details, images, and pricing of the Nokia 6 (2018) revealed

The great changes of the Nokia 6 (2018) come from the inside. The fingerprint scanner in Nokia 6 is embedded into the home button on the front. Bummer. The biggest change tha...

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

A Google spokesperson made a statement regarding its battle with Amazon stating that since Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home , nor does ...

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is now available on iPad

And it's not the trial version or some joke-half of game. You can buy Civilization VI in the iOS App Store for $30 until January 4. While an earlier cut-down entry in the fra...

Jio vs Idea vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Prepaid and Postpaid Plans

For the purposes of simplicity, we're excluding all packs and plans that offer more than 1GB data per day per month. "For high data users, the MRP 299 plan offers free voice, unlim...

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Catherine: Full Body Coming to PS4 and Vita

Look for "deep discussions" and an official trailer on December 22, when the development team goes live on Niconico to reveal more about Catherine: Full Body . The new character...

Forecast Calls for White Christmas in Iceland

Forecast Calls for White Christmas in Iceland

As of Monday evening, the possibilities for the Christmas high temperature in Richmond range from the 30s to the 70s, with a better than even chance of clouds and showers. The la...

There's Going To Be A Fantastic Meteor Shower Tonight

There's Going To Be A Fantastic Meteor Shower Tonight

Make this year more memorable, get ready to encounter the picturesque meteor shower tonight. Last year, a super moon greatly interfered with the viewing of this event because the...

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Other regions receiving the update include Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. "Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list...

Soul Calibur VI Trailer And Release Date 2018

Soul Calibur VI Trailer And Release Date 2018

Following rumors last week that the "sixth installment" of a popular gaming franchise would be announced tonight at The Game Awards , fans immediately turned to Soulcalibur VI a...