Researchers believe Earth constantly attracts mini-moons

What the hell is going on up in there in space? Just as I was beginning to accept the fact that Pluto isn’t a planet anymore, I find out that Earth has more than one moon. This is unacceptable. A team of scientists recently published research indicating that heavenly bodies in the area of 1-2 meters large (person-sized) sometimes get caught in our Earth’s orbit. Since they’re essentially moons during the period they orbit the planet, researchers have dubbed them ‘mini-moons.’ If you’re thinking what I’m thinking: You’re absolutely correct. According to the research team’s white paper: We refer to… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in January 2018, up from just 7,000 the previous January, in categories ranging from music streaming services, to games, to connected home tools. As voice platforms continue to gain footing in homes via smart speakers — connected devices powered primarily by artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled voice assistants — the opportunity for voice apps is becoming more profound. However, as observed with the rise of mobile apps in the… Read More

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Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The last few Windows Insider preview builds of Windows 10 have offered few new features; instead these have focused on fixing bugs. The latest build, released today, takes a step towards completion: it’s changed the operating system’s version stamp. Until now the previews have called themselves version 1803, the release from earlier this year. Today’s build updates that version label to 1809, showing that Microsoft intends to wrap up its development in September with an October release likely to follow. Version 1809 will be the last of the five Redstone-codenamed Windows releases. The next release, likely to come in April 2019, is codenamed simply… Read More

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The best games console: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and more fight it out

Back in the day, it was easy to figure out which console was the best. Often there were just one or two on the market that were really viable to buy, and the decision was made by which games you wanted to play – Mario fans always went Nintendo and Sonic fans went Sega. Done! But these days picking out the best console from the current lot is hard. Sure, there are still exclusives, but 95% of all games that come out are multi-platform. Add to that mid-generation upgrades and technological advancements that promise 4K HDR with some apps and games but not others, and it can be confusing to… Read More

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The best Google Pixel 2 cases

The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL should be put in cases because of their top-tier price alone, but at least Google bucked the trend of recent flagships using tons of glass in the design. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have partially metal backs. If you like the dual-tone design of your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, there are clear cases that’ll let you keep showing off the style. On the other hand, if your favorite part about the phones is their performance, cameras, and access to plenty of Android updates, then you’ll enjoy a great Pixel 2 case that can keep your… Read More

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