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Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

Washington Post - 11 hours ago
Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe. On Aug. 17...

Here's every patch for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability available right now

ZDNet - 6 hours ago
screen-shot-2017-10-16-at-17-52- (Image: File photo) ​. Monday morning was not a great time to be an IT admin, with the public release of a bug that effectively broke WPA2 wireless security. WPA2 security flaw puts almost every Wi-Fi device at risk of...

Netflix to Plow Billions More Into Original Content

NBCNews.com - 36 minutes ago
Netflix said Monday that it would spend as much as $8 billion on content next year to continue growing its giant subscriber base and outpace its competitors. Last year, when Netflix predicted that it would spend $6 billion on content in 2017, only ESPN...

Apple hit with $440M in damages in VirnetX patent lawsuit

CNET - 3 hours ago
Judge issues final judgment in Apple's legal battle with patent holder VirnetX that began in 2010. James Martin/CNET. Apple's years-long legal battle with VirnetX may finally be coming to a close. A US District Court judge in Texas has entered a final...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 mobile platform

ZDNet - 31 minutes ago
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, touting "significant" improvements across performance, gaming, and display. The new mobile platform, announced during the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning...

Huawei's new flagships might be better iPhone competition than the Pixel 2

BGR - 52 minutes ago
Google just unveiled the first Android devices that will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. But they're not going to be the only new Android devices running Google's latest operating system right out of the box this year...

China's first space lab will soon crash to Earth. No one knows where it'll hit.

Washington Post - 48 minutes ago
Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down. Tiangong 1, which translates to “Heavenly Palace,” is China's first space laboratory, launched in September 2011, serving as a prototype for a permanent space station that it...

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

TechCrunch - 4 hours ago
Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million...

Uh oh: It looks like the iPhone X's sky-high price is actually scaring away Apple fans

BGR - 10 hours ago
When Apple first unveiled the iPhone X during last month's big press conference, fans around the world immediately fell in love. The new hardware and display are stunning, and that all-screen design is a breath of fresh air after three consecutive...

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