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In the past, similar filings have tipped the hat on new MacBook models, the iPhone 7 and AirPods. The model numbers mentioned in the filing are "A1893" and "A1954" which don't correspond to any of the iPads that are now available for purchase.
  • Sea Level Rise Accelerated by Climate Change

    Sea Level Rise Accelerated by Climate Change

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    Scientists analysing 25 years of satellite data discovered that global sea level is not rising at a steady 3mm per year , as previously thought. Such rises are feared to be likely to cause "significant difficulties" for coastal cities and low-lying regions, especially once storm surges are taken into consideration.
  • International Space Station going private: Who are the key players?

    International Space Station going private: Who are the key players?

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    According to U.S. government, the proposed $150 million will be used to create a programme to help prepare private companies or commercial entities to take over the ISS operations over the next seven years, as reported by BBC. Wörner sees a continuing demand for research in Earth orbit and predicted: "We will need experiments under conditions of weightlessness in low earth orbit beyond 2024".
  • Elon Musk will name his next drone ship 'A Shortfall of Gravitas'

    Elon Musk will name his next drone ship 'A Shortfall of Gravitas'

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    They've developed two series of the special discs; one resides in Musk's personal library, and the other is now rocketing through space in a car's glovebox. According to Musk, the core didn't have enough ignition fluid to light the two outer engines of the booster for its final approach to the ship. The fix, he said , was "pretty obvious".
  • Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

    Vonn vows to win for late grandfather

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    The gold she returned in Vancouver eight years ago was the first by an American woman in the downhill. Her grandfather Don Kildow passed away at the age of 88 in November. She said the the pressure is even greater now because this is her last Games and "because I want to end on a high note". "Because of the schedule and because it's my last Olympics, it's very important to me to attend", she said, "and I'm going to get as much of the Olympic experience in these next two weeks as possible".
  • Twitter Records First Profit, Video Ad Revs Drive Boost

    Twitter Records First Profit, Video Ad Revs Drive Boost

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    The company reported fourth quarter revenue of $732 million, an increase of 2% year-over-year. Advertising revenue totaled $644 million in the lastest period, up 1% year-over-year, while O&O advertising revenue gained 7% to $593 million.
  • Ford Ranger Raptor Makes Brief Online Debut Looking Mean and Sexy

    Ford Ranger Raptor Makes Brief Online Debut Looking Mean and Sexy

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    Ford has, at long last, pulled the wraps off of the brand-new, high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor pickup in Thailand, where Australia's supply of mid-size Ford trucks is built. If that's piqued your interest, then here are five facts about the new Ford Ranger Raptor that you need to know. The underlying frame uses different grades of high-strength low-alloy steel.
  • Spec Comparison: Huawei Mate 10 vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro

    Spec Comparison: Huawei Mate 10 vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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    Massdrop, a site that offers group discounts when enough people order a specific item, is offering a $100 discount on the Mate 10 Pro , cutting the price down to $699. Those devices previously sold on US carriers did not support 5G, but the Mate 10 Pro will. It boasts Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 processor instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the chip typically found on 2017 flagships.
  • Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber

    Ancient arachnid: 100-million-year-old spider found trapped in amber

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    Their body length is around 2.5 millimeters (0.1 inches) and their tail size is 3 millimeters (0.2 inches) which is longer than the body. The Cretaceous-era critter has been dubbed Chimerarachne yingi , borrowing its name from the Chimera , a mythological creature composed of the parts of several different animals.
  • Tesla, Australia to turn 50000 homes into power generators

    Tesla, Australia to turn 50000 homes into power generators

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    The scheme is part of a tie-up between the South Australian government and Tesla , Elon Musk 's business creation. "We will use people's homes as a way to generate energy for the South Australian grid, with participating households benefitting with significant savings in their energy bills".
  • Spotify is testing a new app that's just for listening to playlists

    Spotify is testing a new app that's just for listening to playlists

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    Like Spotify's core service, there's a personalization element with user-based playlists created once enough music has been played for it to gather data. Apparently you can add or delete playlists that exist, but can't create new ones. Stations will offer some personalization as users listen to their favorite programs, according to the app description.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Moseyin' Out the Gate on October 26th

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Moseyin' Out the Gate on October 26th

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    Apart from some (gorgeous-looking) new screenshots they didn't really reveal anything else of note, except that the game will apparently be worth the wait. However, it seems that Rockstar won't be able to meet that release window after all , with the game receiving a second delay. There have been rumours floating around for a little while suggesting Rockstar could release the Red Dead Redemption games and GTAV on Switch, but so far these have been unsubstantiated.
  • The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018

    The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018

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    One of the coolest perks of pre-purchasing Battle for Azeroth is that you can try out one of the four new playable Allied Races, which were first referenced in Legion . Once the race is available, players can then create their new character, and these new races will begin at level 20. Available from Blizzard's online store , the preorder comes in two flavors, with the standard edition securing the expansion alone, while the Digital Deluxe Edition includes a few extra in-game goodies.
  • Killer whale 'repeats human speech' - study (AUDIO, POLL)

    Killer whale 'repeats human speech' - study (AUDIO, POLL)

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    But Wikie is believed to be the first member of her species to mimic human speech. The team tested a 14-year-old female orca called Wilkie with multiple sounds in different scenarios, including using loudspeakers. When we tried "hello" and she did the sound... some emotional responses came from the trainers. Researchers suspected this was the case, but hadn't gathered enough evidence of orcas learning and mimicking sounds.
  • "Once in a blue moon" rare occurrence to happen tomorrow night

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    The Central Time Zone will be able to view it the best. He says lunar eclipses are often referred to as a " Super Moon " as well, which is a term coined by an astrologer in 1979 to describe when a moon is closest to earth while full . This is because the moon's passage through the Earth's shadow is equally visible from all places within the hemisphere where the moon is above the local horizon.