Technology 

Galaxy S8 v Galaxy S9 – Which Samsung phone should you really buy?

SAMSUNG • GETTY Samsung Galaxy S8 v Galaxy S9 – Which should you buy? Samsung recently announced that its new Galaxy S9 will be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. This new device will replace the award-winning Galaxy S8 at the top of Samsung’s flagship range with it expected to improve on this already brilliant smartphone. However, with rumours rife that the S9 will only feature some fairly minor upgrades, the Samsung faithful might be wondering if it’s really worth the wait. With the S8 proving to be…

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Science 

NASA image reveals first look at distant galaxy in search for alien life

The embryonic galaxy was in existence just 500 million years after the Big Bang and is at the very limit of what the telescope can observe. The image captured by NASA was magnified by a natural phenomenon which has become known as “gravitational lensing”, giving the federal agency never before seen details of this ancient star system. Gravitational lensing happens when a galaxy or cluster of galaxies bend the light emitted from a more distant galaxy, forming a highly magnified image. However, it can often be very distorted as a…

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Science 

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Why has it been delayed? When will it launch?

Although SpaceX has chosen not to set a definite launch date, the Falcon Heavy was due to perform a series of static-fire tests this week. Crews at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida were spotted on Monday loading the vertical Falcon Heavy spacecraft with fuel at Launch Pad 39-A. Unfortunately, the tests were twice postponed due to “logistical and safety concerns”. It is thought that SpaceX has now been made to step aside to allow the launch of the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket later today (January 19).…

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Top Stories World 

Battle over legal marijuana: a monumental moment for states’ rights

West Hollywood is painted with rainbow flags. Known as “The Creative City,” this counterculture hub is set in rolling hills, thrumming with thrift stores, vegetarian restaurants, and, since Jan. 1, four dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. The most populous state in the union, with 39 million people, started allowing legal recreational pot sales three days before the Justice Department threatened to step up enforcement of federal prohibition.  As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood’s MedMen brush off a rainstorm, Iain McDonald, an actor and Lyft driver from Australia, says he’s puzzled…

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Technology 

The Galaxy S9 could get some serious camera upgrades – CNET

The Note 8’s dual cameras here may come to the Galaxy S9 Plus. CNET Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 is nearly upon us, and the latest points to some welcome changes in the S9’s camera. A recent report from Korean site ETNews claims that the larger Galaxy S9 Plus will get dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. The Galaxy Note 8 was Samsung’s first dual rear camera phone and the report claims that the larger S9 variant could get the same feature — similar to the camera setup on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Samsung…

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How To 

5 ways your Amazon Prime subscription can make you healthy – CNET

This is one of over 500 yoga videos you can stream from Amazon Prime. Amazon Recently I took up yoga. I like it, but don’t always have time to get to a class. Plus, much as I recognize the value of a good instructor, classes get expensive. Thankfully, as an Amazon Prime subscriber, I can access a surprisingly large library of yoga videos — effectively letting me take free classes via TV, phone or tablet.  And it turns out that’s just one of many health-oriented options available under the Prime-perks…

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Top Stories World 

A year after the March, women are sprinting forward

Ginny Dameron didn’t know what to expect from the Women’s March in Austin, Tex., last January. She usually avoids big crowds, and worried about the potential for confrontation. But seeing tens of thousands of people show up at the state capitol, she says, “wowed” her: “It was the sense that we were not alone.” Odelia Younge also felt conflicted over whether to join the March in San Francisco — at first. Her top causes: reproductive and social justice, especially for the black community. “I decided to show up in a…

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Lifestyle 

Dry, chesty cough? How to get rid of the Aussie flu symptom – and if cough medicine works

Aussie flu has been wreaking havoc in the UK, and cases of people with symptoms is still rising The H3N2 strain of the influenza virus was given the nickname ‘Aussie flu’ after it caused trouble in Australia over its winter.  In the latest Public Health England report, released on Thursday, it was revealed 598 people in the UK were hospitalised with flu during the second week of January, and almost 50 of those were infected with Aussie flu.  Symptoms have been described as the same as normal flu, but more…

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Technology 

iPhone X – The tip which which will save you over £100 on Apple flagship

The iPhone X is the latest smartphone to join Apple’s list of premium devices. It was unveiled late last year and includes a radical redesign with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED screen that covers the entire front of the phone. Along with this stunning display is the inclusion of an updated dual-lens rear camera which offers some of the best low light photography available on a phone. Apple’s latest device can also be charged wireless and features extended battery life due to the new A11 Bionic processor which is incredibly…

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