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Tencent completes its full acquisition of Riot Games

In a recent announcement, American video game publisher and developer Riot Games Inc. has revealed that bigwig Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd. has completed the full acquisition of the company.

Tencent had acquired a majority stake in Riot Games -- the company behind ‘League... read more

NASA to receive $19.3 billion funding Next Year for Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s dream to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States will be fulfilled in 2017 as a budget deal is expected to pass this week. The deal will fully fund the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

The mill also includes the full $1.24 billion that... read more

Scientists discover evidence for the first ‘grinding’ tool associated with non-humans

Humans are not the only animals that can use tools. Now, scientists and researchers have found proof for the first ‘grinding’ tool linked to a non-human. The animal that uses it is quite unexpected, its wild parrots.

Wild parrots use pebbles for grinding supplements out of shells, and... read more

FDA lifts clinical hold on three of Advaxis Inc’s experimental cancer therapies

The US Food and Drug Administration had lifted a clinical hold on Advaxis Inc’s 3 experimental cancer therapies, as per an announcement made by the drug developer on Wednesday. This has boosted the shares of the company by nearly 38%.

In October, the US health regulator had put the mid-... read more

Open AI makes efforts to increase transparency

Some prominent tech giants have poured in $1billion in a non-profit called Open AI. The backers of the new company include Tesla head Elon Musk, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, the start-up incubator Y-Combinator and Amazon Web Services.

In a recent blog... read more

Apple’s patent hints at waterproof future iPhones due to use of “self-healing” material

A new patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has revealed that tech giant Apple is probably working to waterproof its future iPhone models by using “self-healing” material in the handsets.

According to the details shared in the Apple patent, which is subtly titled... read more

Microsoft Band gets new features with latest software update

According to a PC Mag report, Microsoft has rolled out new software update to its ‘Microsoft Band’ fitness-focused wearable device, upgrading it to ‘Microsoft Band 2.’ The latest Band software update is now available for download.

The updated Microsoft Band 2 boasts the addition of a... read more

Rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM sells for $28.05 million at RM Sotheby's auction

At an auction held by RM Sotheby's in New York City on Thursday, a rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti fetched a whopping amount of $28.05 million. Before the auction, which featured a total of 31 vehicles, it was estimated that the Ferrari would sell at $28 million to $32 million... read more

British Airlines and Delta ban ‘hoverboards’ due to safety concerns

Two airlines -- British Airways and Delta -- have banned skateboard-like ‘hoverboard’ self-balancing scooters on their flights because of recent reports about hoverboard battery fires and explosions across the US.

Hoverboards, which are one of the popular gifts this holiday season, are... read more

T-Mobile announces 12-month worth of free Hulu for ‘switchers’ from Verizon

US wireless carrier T-Mobile has revealed in a recently released press note that it will offer one full year’s worth of free Hulu service to new customers switching over from its bigger rival, Verizon.

The announcement made by T-Mobile underscores one of the carrier’s latest holiday gifts... read more

Sun Capable of Spewing Huge Superflare and Affecting Life on Earth

A superflare detected on a binary star similar to the sun has led astronomers think that the star at the center of the solar system could produce an enormous solar flare that could be disastrous for earth.

The superflare was observed on KIC9655129 by NASA's Kepler space telescope. As per... read more

Research: Cannabidiol might benefit some children with epilepsy whose seizures aren't controlled by approved medications

A series of studies was conducted by Orrin Devinsky, director of the comprehensive epilepsy center at NYU Langone Medical Center. In the first study, Devinsky gave a drop of liquid cannabidiol (CBD), which is the main component of marijuana, to 261 patients suffering from severe epilepsy for 90... read more


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