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Top 100 Stories to Know for 25 Apr 2019 - Global

Court Rules Chelsea ManningChelsea Manning will stay in jail for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury about WikiLeaks, according to a new ruling from a panel of three judges at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.... Manning has been in an Alexandria, Virginia jail since March 8 and has at times been subjected to prolonged solitary...
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NASA releases stunning HubbleThe images document in stunning detail how a red giant star continuously expels material that's absorbed by a white dwarf star, in what NASA described as a 'gravitational waltz.'
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Longevity research is no longer aimed at prolonging lives, it is trying to keep us fit right until the end. New anti-ageing drugs may finally be here to make that happen
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Another Galaxy Fold screenA reviewer's phone has a problem with dust getting under the foldable screen, creating issues.
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Foxconn: So, About ThatTaiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to reopen negotiations with Wisconsin officials over its heavily subsidized, troubled plans to build a massive facility in the state, CNBC reported on Tuesday,... though the exact nature of what is up for discussion is not clear.
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Google Maps will now let youAs appealing as owning an electric vehicle sounds, the idea of having to find somewhere to charge it is somewhat off-putting. But if that was one of the only hurdles keeping you from taking the leap... and buying an EV, Google just made your life a whole lot easier. In the latest Google Maps update, Google made it possible to see real time availability of charging ports throughout the United States and United Kingdom within its app. In order to find a nearby charging station, just type "ev charging stations" into the search bar. From there, you will "see up to date information from networks like Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect and soon, Chargepoint." Google Maps also now tells you how many charging ports are currently available, the location of the business where the charging station is...
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Google questioned by CongressA House committee wants a briefing with Google by May 7 about the database law enforcement has tapped for location data.
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Nepal's Supreme Court ordersDays after Nepal banned popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds comes a reversal of the ban by the nation’s Supreme Court. The decision followed a writ petition filed by a number... of advocates who criticized the government ban. Nepal’s Supreme Court points toward the nation’s constitution and the fact that PUBG is simply a game. The Supreme Court issued a …
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Pentagon makes strong pitchKitay: Actions in space "will directly affect the outcome of future conflicts or crises." SpaceNews.com
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Departing the U.S. from anU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is set to expand the use of facial recognition tech to identify just about every person leaving the United States on a commercial flight. As Quartz reports,... the CBP already uses facial recognition technology at 15 U.S. airports. The system works by capturing a photo of a passenger as they approach their airport departure gate. The image is then compared to visa and passport applications for a possible match so as to create an "exit record." No match flags the individual for closer inspection by the CBP. In the Fiscal Tear 2018 Entry/Exit Overtstay Report released by Homeland Security, it's stated (on page 11) that CBP intends to expand the use of this so-called biometric exit over the next four years to, "97 percent of departing commercial air...
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Huawei P30 Pro teardown showsPeople are getting mad, and rightfully so, over the “accidentally” breaking $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone but price doesn’t seem to be enough of a deterrent for JerryRigEverything. For the sake of... science and discovery, not to mention a few juicy views, Zack Nelson isn’t just showing the guts of the Huawei P30 Pro but also literally tore apart its most …
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Student sues Apple for $1An 18-year-old student launched a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple and an associated security firm on Monday, accusing the pair of falsely linking him to a series of store thefts.
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CDC warns measles cases willFollowing last week’s report from the World Health Organization comes an advisory on measles cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, the United States is... expected to break its current all-time record number of measles cases — and the new record high may happen within weeks, not months. The news comes amid deadly measles …
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Dallas, Texas-based firm EmCare Inc disclosed on Saturday that a number of employees' email accounts had been accessed, potentially exposing personal information of almost 60,000 people, including... 31,000 patients.
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The $2,000 Galaxy Fold is already off to a bumpy start no thanks to some broken review units (ours is fine, by the way), and though the April 26th launch in the US remains unaffected, folks on the... other side of the world aren't as lucky. Over the wee...
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Nintendo Labo VR mod preparesIn just a few days, Nintendo will be rolling out an update to two of the Nintendo Switch’s most iconic games. That update will bring a new mode to Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.... a mode that will let users see them in a different way. And what better way to see those new worlds, or …
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Online passwords: ResearchAccording to recent analysis of data caught up in cyber attacks, millions of people are continuing to use super-simple passwords, with 123456 topping the list of easy-to-crack codes. The post Online... passwords: Research confirms millions of people are using 123456 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You'd think that an event as high stakes as the Fortnite World Cup would have participants on their best behavior, but that's apparently not the case. Epic has revealed that it banned more than 1,200... accounts for some form of cheating during the fir...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said.
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PayPal, GoFundMe Yank AccountsPayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the... U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraftA SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an "anomaly" during static fire tests of its abort engines April 22, dealing a setback to the company's plans to fly a crewed test... flight later this year. SpaceNews.com
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One Galaxy Fold screen issueLike almost everyone on the planet, I've never touched a Galaxy Fold. But I have bent things made of plastic plenty of times and can see a big issue with the phone that few people are talking about:... physics. Specifically, the tighter the radius of a bend in a piece of rigid or semi-rigid material, the higher the chance is that it will be damaged. Multiply that chance by the 200,000 times a Galaxy Fold screen is designed to be folded and unfolded, and there may be a big problem that can't ever be fixed. Everything will break when bent enough times. Hopefully, enough only happens after the end of useful product life. I'm not crazy, as it is obvious that Samsung has already considered the issue. A quick look at the hinge of the device when it is folded shows it. That decidedly unsexy gap at...
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U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in... the West.
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Hurricane Michael was evenThe science of tracking hurricanes has seen huge advancements in recent years, allowing forecasters to better predict paths and overall impact of the large storms before they actually reach land.... Warning systems and preventative measures are getting better, but it's an imperfect science, and even measuring the sheer power of a hurricane as it's happening can be difficult. In a new announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in October of last year on Florida, has now been upgraded from a category 4 storm to a category 5. This makes the storm the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 1992's Hurricane Andrew. NOAA was able to make this determination based on data that was gathered after...
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Tesla will reduce the size ofFour members of Tesla's board won't be seeking re-election when their terms expire over the next several years.
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