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SpaceX to send commercial satellite into space today

SpaceX to send commercial satellite into space today

SpaceX launched the Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 commercial satellie ino geosationary orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, sending 13,448 pounds of payload into orbit around the Earth. Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . SpaceX's Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse. "Satellite deployment success!" Inmarsat announced. Read More

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Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list

Before Noah emerged as the top name for boys, parents favored another name from the Old Testament, Jacob, for the previous 14 years. For boys, Alexander fell off the list. For boys in 2016, that name was Kylo , which rose from 3,359 in 2015 to 901 past year. Every year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on names - evident from the two names who saw the biggest jump in popularity from 2015 to 2016. Read More

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Apple's iPhone 7 was the world's best-selling smartphone in Q1

Up until today, Apple's primary focus has always been the premium segment, realizing the importance of that segment in India, Apple too has made a decision to follow the same bandwagon. The R9s was priced at 2799 Yuan (around Rs. 28,000) while the R9s Plus had a price tag of 3,499 Yuan (around Rs. 34,500). In Gujarat, too, it is pretty much the same, barring one minor change-the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 6s have swapped places, with the former selling a bit more. Read More

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch busts sales records

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch busts sales records

The cast will be built from both franchise stables, with Mario , Luigi and Princess Peach joining and assortment of Rabbids ...dressed as Mario , Luigi, Peach and Yoshi. It now holds a Metacritic score of 93 which makes it tied with the Game Boy Advance's Mario Kart: Super Circuit . We also got 16 additional DLC tracks for Mario Kart 8 , including a stage paved right through Hyrule, accompanied by Link on a motorcycle (I'm still bummed they didn't name the bike "Epona"). Read More

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Indian police detain 3 in beating death of Muslim man

Indian police detain 3 in beating death of Muslim man

On Tuesday, the attackers saw Ghulam Mohammad sitting at a mango orchard, dragged him to a deserted place and allegedly lynched him. "They took him to the jungle, beat him up and left", said Vakeel. "We can not recall most of the faces", said Vakeel Ahmad, "as they would arrive at a timewhen most of us [the men] were away looking for Yusuf and the girl and the women stayed indoors". Read More

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Women's Golf To Play in NCAA Columbus Regional

Women's Golf To Play in NCAA Columbus Regional

Six teams and the top three players who are not on those teams will advance to the national finals from May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. "Even though we knew were going to be playing here, it's still exciting to see your name go up", coach Josh Brewer said in a press release. "They also believe in what they're capable of doing and they're willing to do the work to make that happen". Read More

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Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again

Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again

However, Janjua contended Jadhav was not covered under a bilateral agreement on consular access as he was a "spy". The High Commissioner also referred to the appeal process in Pakistan, saying Jadhav can always go to an appellate court and if the verdict is upheld then he can file a mercy petition to the Pakistan Army chief and the Pakistan Prime Minister. Read More

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Ultimate Setup: the best Nintendo Switch accessories

Nintendo , which also makes the 3DS portable console, is projecting its profit for the fiscal year through March 2018 at 45 billion yen ($405 million). Along with strong sales of the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it looks like the 3DS is still going strong. "Not only is it a fantastic game, but it's one that directly appeals to Nintendo's loyalest fans", reports Business Insider . Read More

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Nintendo Switch shipped 2.74m units in its first month

For the 12-month period beginning this month, Nintendo expects to see operating profit of Yen65 billion yen ($585 million) on revenue of Yen750 billion, the company said. Assuming Zelda is one of those games for almost everyone - which is fair speculation based on the performance so far - that means Nintendo will need a couple more hits for this year. Read More

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Uber unveils plans for flying taxis by 2020

Uber unveils plans for flying taxis by 2020

The BBC noted the technology isn't proven yet, but Uber thinks their flying auto service could cost around the same as their vehicle transportation system. The innovation could be transformative in areas pestered by traffic. The technology is likewise largely unverified. However interest in the space is heating up. Read More

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Switch is now the fastest-selling system in Nintendo's history

With the game being added to the Nintendo Switch library, it will surely give the console its much needed boost, not that there is a dire need for it. Last month, there were estimates that the Nintendo Switch had sold roughly 1.5 million units worldwide. At the same time, a game intended for Nintendo's home-and-mobile game device, Zelda Breath of the Wild , has sold more copies than its partner console. Read More

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A new task management app — Microsoft launches To-Do

A new task management app — Microsoft launches To-Do

According to Microsoft's announcement , To-Do starts you off in a screen called "My Day" which offers a list of items that need to get done today. Microsoft's Alex Simons announced the app update via an official blog post . The company notes that Wunderlist users don't have to make the switch to To-Do yet, but they have created an importer if users are interested in migrating. Read More

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Instagram Gets Offline Mode for Android App

Instagram Gets Offline Mode for Android App

If you are wondering how it works, when your device gets access to Internet after being offline, all the actions done by you will then be registered in the background. The offline mode for iOS will be added later on. As this feature has seemingly been developed for users in developing countries where network connection is still not seamless, it is likely to receive a positive response in India where this particular kind of features have earlier been appreciated by users. Read More

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Joshua, Fury in Twitter spat

Joshua, Fury in Twitter spat

Besides, Joshua has to prove still that he can beat 41-year-old past his best Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium. Fury, who transformed the world heavyweight picture when he became the first boxer in 11 years to defeat Klitschko in 2015, paving the way for former Olympic champion Joshua's shot at a title, countered by saying: "I might be fat, but you're a paper champ and paper-chinned weightlifting rudeboy, wannabe badman". Read More

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