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Astronomers around the world are trying to take the first picture of a black hole

By its very nature, the black hole at the heart of our galaxy is impossible to see. Its overwhelming gravity allows nothing to escape, not even light. Massive enough to send shivers through space-time itself, yet perfectly invisible, it lurks ...

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Samsung’s foldable smartphone could land this year

Samsung’s elusive folding smartphone could finally see the light of day in summer 2017 in a handful of trial markets, according to a Chinese Twitter account (@mmddj_china) specialising in Samsung-related leaks. In the Samsung calendar, the folding phone would land ...

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This Little Flashlight Is So Powerful It can Start a Fire and Cook Breakfast

The FlashTorch Mini flashlight is about as close as you can get to a real-life, commercially-available lightsaber. Its 2300-lumens halogen light output is enough to start a fire or cook an egg. Created by Wicked Laser, the FlashTorch Mini is ...

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Chinese internet giant Tencent buys 5pc stake in Tesla for US$1.8b

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings has thrust itself onto the front lines of building the car of the future, with its acquisition of a 5 per cent stake in US electric carmaker Tesla for US$1.8 billion. Tencent had accumulated about ...

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Rolls-Royce reveals a super group of musically inspired cars

LONDON: In order to underline its historical rock n’ roll credentials, carmaker Rolls-Royce has collaborated with a host of British music icons to create a set of totally bespoke Wraith coupés that reflect each star’s personality, tastes and achievements. The ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

SEOUL/NEW YORK: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s. Boasting some of the largest wrap-around ...

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Rebooted Power Rangers Return to Big Screen

The latest reboot of the 1990s “Power Rangers” children’s television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Directed by Dean Israelite, the film tells the backstories of the five teenage characters – a misfit, a loner, ...

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Robots Seen Taking 30 Percent of UK Jobs

Up to one-third of British jobs could be taken over by robots by the early 2030s, impacting 10 million Britons but with women less likely to face redundancy, a UK study showed on Friday, March 24, 2017. The research, by ...

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Why curved screens are actually good!

Are flat screens endangered by the curved screens? For those who think that this is some new technology, it isn’t – curved screens are not new. Most cinemas use them for two purposes: the picture source in cinemas is almost ...

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US commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021: government agency

WASHINGTON: The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, the US Federal Aviation Administration said. WASHINGTON: The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump ...

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