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Sine of the times: Mysterious 3700yo tablet reveals ancient Babylonian trigonometry

The mystery of a numerically-coded Babylonian tablet has been cracked, with scientists in Australia revealing the 3,700-year-old clay artifact is the world's oldest trigonometry table. That's not entirely accurate, as a new discovery proves that both were invented by the Babylonians a thousand years earlier. It was not clear why the scribes had performed the complex task of generating and sorting the numbers on the tablet, according to Mansfield.

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Apple May Show iPhone 8 on September 12th

The new iPhone 8 is expected to come with some wonderful features: a bigger screen , wireless charging capabilities and facial recognition to unlock the device, according to The New York Times . The iPhone 7 starts at £599 in the United Kingdom, 18.4 per cent higher than across the Atlantic. The same is happening this year also. One of the first rumours to circulate about the iPhone 8 was the inclusion of an all-glass OLED display.

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Samsung Confirms A Smart Speaker Is In The Works, Surprising No One

The report, which cited unnamed sources, said timing for a product launch was "far from determined" and noted that an English language version of Bixby had been delayed. In addition to offering quick commands, Bixby can also be personalized to support custom voice commands and shortcuts for multiple functions at once, according to Samsung.

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Verizon Changes Unlimited Plans Yet Again

But six months later, as the dust has settled, those plans are getting some tweaks - and every Verizon Wireless customer is getting their video throttled as a result. It seems that you are using your connection to watch too much video: "We're really managing our network in a way to be able to expand unlimited data to more people", an executive for the company told Ars.

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What You Can Do With Your Leftover Eclipse Glasses

In 2019, eclipses will cross land in both South America and Asia, and outfitting youngsters who might not have access to the shades will ensure that they can enjoy the event and put those paper glasses to good use. The first thing you should do is check to see what kind of glasses you have. We'll collect them and send them on when the programs are in place. Some have warned the glasses expire after three years, but is it true? Organizers collected 13,700 glasses that were distributed to ...

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Largest Asteroid Ever Tracked to Pass by Earth on September 1

However, Florence will be the largest Near-Earth Object (NEO) to whiz past the planet since NASA began tracking them some 20 years ago. This impact also destroyed three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth, hence why organizations like NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is in he habit of tracking the larger NEAs.

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Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Will Revolve Around the Pokemon Necrozma

This is further emphasised by the mascot duo from the original pair, Solgaleo and Lunala on the cover of the new games, featuring black armour that resembles the mysterious Pokemon. The map of Alola looks a bit different than it did in Sun and Moon; the game's official website says "ominous clouds are spreading in the sky" above the region and players will encounter "new buildings and landscapes" that weren't around in its previous incarnation.

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Xbox One X leak reveals limited 'Project Scorpio Edition' console

Yesterday numerous fans of Xbox received a hard news because Microsoft confirmed that Crackdown 3 would be delayed until spring of 2018. Until it is officially announced, we can never be 100% sure. It is Microsoft's first 4K games console, capable of running games in ultra high definition at up to 60fps. Microsoft will be holding a press conference on Sunday and I am hopeful that they will be announcing more titles that will be part of the launch event for the console.

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Antarctica may be hiding many more volcanoes than previously believed

Recent discovery of 91 volcanoes underneath the massive ice sheet of Antarctica shocked scientists. Over the last century, only 47 volcanoes had been recorded in the Antarctic region. "We have nearly trebled the number of volcanoes known to exist in west Antarctica", Robert Bingham, from University of Edinburgh, told The Guardian .

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Dunford on North Korea: 'Get Out of This Situation Without a War'

Jong-un has said that if the "Yankees" continue their extremely risky and reckless actions on the Korean peninsula that action would have to be taken. The U.S. -sponsored resolution was in response to North Korea's launch of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, activities prohibited under existing United Nations resolutions.

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Tillerson: US 'interested' in negotiating with North Korea

Analysts said Pyongyang's ICBM tests on July 4 and July 28 demonstrated its capability of hitting Alaska and the mainland United States. North Korea's leader has pulled back from a ordering missile strike just off the U.S. China controls 90 to 95 percent of the Korean economy. They control the ocean and the sea around it, if they desire to. He added: "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they hit the United States".

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Moon breaks silence, urges North Korea to halt threats

In a phone call with Trump over the weekend, Chinese President Xi Jinping again called for restraint on both sides-in Pyongyang and Washington-and declared that China was willing to work with the U.S. The U.S. hopes this will help avoid conflict. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, told NBC News that Trump told him that "if thousands die, they're going to die over there ".

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Overwatch Deathmatch mode revealed

Mercy resurrections will take kills away from the other team's total score. Kaplan also explained some of the maps have been modified to accommodate the two game modes, and a new map was made exclusively for Deathmatch . A brand new map will be used exclusively for the Free-For-All mode called Chateau Guillard , which is home to none other than Widowmaker , Talon's chief assassin.

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Benchmark Capital Sues Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick For 'Selfish' Fraud

Kalanick's co-founder's Garrett Camp told employees this week that his former business partner would be not be returning as CEO, according to Recode, which reported that he was eyeing a Steve Jobs-style return to the company he left. Benchmark accuses Kalanick of withholding material information about all of these episodes a year ago during a vote on the board of directors. The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board and scheming to retain ...

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Hackers leak Game Of Thrones season 7 episode 5 plot details

The website Databreaches.net reported that 10 files were leaked Monday, August 7, as part of the demand including what may be another script of the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones . The hackers who stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO have leaked a huge load of information on the network. It was signed: "Mr Smith". 'We continue to work around the clock with outside cybersecurity firms and law enforcement to resolve the incident.

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Tillerson says no 'imminent threat' from North Korea

Furthermore, it should "cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people", he said. It comes following an exchange of threats and boasts of nuclear power by President Donald Trump and North Korea.

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Partial lunar eclipse today - Newspaper

The first total eclipse visible from the US since 1979, this month's cosmic event will occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and blocks the sun , according to NASA's total eclipse website. They are easy to see with the naked eye. In North Carolina, you'll have part of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park as a dramatic landscape for the eclipse .

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Nanotechnology Device Can Heal Damaged Tissues With A Single Touch

Chandan Sen , one of the leaders of the study. Lee, Sen and Gallego-Perez were part of a group of researchers that lodged a patent application in 2016 for an earlier iteration of TNT: a device that enables "compositions and methods for reprogramming somatic cells into induced endothelial cells".

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Destiny 2 For PC Prohibits Some Capture and Overlay Software

The first Destiny beta was a huge success, but the number of players that participated in the Destiny 2 beta was even bigger. Still, considering that pretty much every Twitch streamer under the sun uses either OBS or XSplit , these rules are definitely going to cause some issues come launch day.

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Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

Lunar eclipses, which may be total or partial, can occur only at full moon when Sun, Earth and Moon are in line. Lunar and Solar eclipses happen in pairs, with the lunar eclipse happening within two weeks of a solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 1550 GMT, and the moon will start entering the shadow region at 1723 GMT, the report said, quoting the International Astronomy Center.

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India win Galle Test by 304 Runs

Former captain Angelo Mathews was batting on 54 with Dilruwan Perera on six when stumps were drawn for the day, with Sri Lanka still trailing by 446 runs with five wickets in hand. India had smartly advanced to 189/2 before Mukund (81) wasted an opportunity to score a maiden Test ton and a review to call it a day in Galle . This time it was a clinical performance two years down the line.

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Foxconn plans $10 billion Wisconsin plant; MI still in talks

But the planned facility that would manufacture LCD screens would be operational by 2020 and cover 20 million square feet, large enough to hold 11 football fields. Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, estimates state officials could be working on an incentive package that is between $2 billion and $3 billion over a period of decades , based on comparable offers by other states to lure other companies.

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Apple, Google and Facebook CEOs slam Trump's transgender military ban

Trump said this during an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. While President Trump didn't go into any detail on where the three Apple factories might be located, Foxconn was eyeing investments in Pennsylvania, a state hit hard by job losses.

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Moto Z2 Force Goes Official; Features a ShatterSheid Display, Dual-Camera Setup

The phone feels nice in the hand; it's sharper non-bezeless design catches our palms for a good grip, and the 5.5-inch ShatterShield screen is nestled away safely and comfortably within this frame. Moto Z2 Force is expected to come with IP68 certification, making it water and dust resistant. Powering the device is an octa-core 2.35GHz processor ( Snapdragon 835 ) coupled with four or six gigabytes of RAM, on the 32GB and 64GB models respectively.

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SDCC: New Trailer For Game of Thrones Season Seven

But on the true tip, she gave a totally badass answer when asked if Brienne enjoys being romantically pursued by Tormund, even as she rebuffs his advances, because he appreciates her both as a woman and a warrior. Cunningham suggested Shireen, while Emmanuel appealed to the moderator by saying she's still heartbroken about Hodor. While some fans have hoped for a relationship between, say, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, or even sparks between Jaime and Brienne, it wasn't until previous ...