Rose Gold Huawei Watch With Real 22K gold Available for Sale, Starts at $699

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If you’re looking for a gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch, Huawei Watch is definitely one of the top contenders.

Recently, Huawei launched a Rose Gold version of the Huawei Watch, which comes with a real 22K gold plating stainless steel. The new version of the smartwatch starts at $699.

The new rose gold version is quite expensive than the standard version and costs $699 with the leather strap. The company mentioned that the quantities are limited for this edition so if you’re interested in getting your hands on one, you have to act fast.

Huawei also mentioned the Huawei Rose Gold smartwatch with Rose Gold Plated Stainless Steel Link Band, but it costs even higher than the leather strap version — it carries a $799 price tag and will launch in the coming weeks.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Huawei Watch comes with a 1.4-inch display, a quad-coreQualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a 300 mAh battery to make sure there’s enough juice for the smartwatch. The smartwatch is compatible with Android 4.3 and higher, and iOS 8.2 or higher.

Anyone interested in purchasing the Huawei Watch Rose Gold edition?

Amazon Echo Now Supports Custom IFTTT Commands

Amazon Echo Now Supports Custom IFTTT Commands

If you have found that your Amazon Echo personal assistant voice commands have become a little limited, you might be interested to know that Amazon and IFTTT have this week announced the ability to create custom commands.

Using the IFTTT automation system Amazon Echo owners can now create custom triggers to help with automating different aspects of their life and smart home.

Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more. Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where we leverage the Alexa Voice Service to recognize and respond to your request.For example :

This Trigger fires every time you say “Alexa trigger” + the phrase that you have defined. For instance, if you set “find my phone” as the phrase, you can say “Alexa trigger find my phone” to make your phone ring. Please use lower-case only

For more information jump over to the official Amazon Alexa Channel on the IFTTT website that enables you to connect the Amazon Alexa Channel to 159 different Channels. Amazon Echo is now available to purchase direct from Amazon priced at $180

Star Wars The Force Awakens Has Made $50 Million Before Launch

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Star Wars The Force Awakens doesn’t hit the movie theaters until next month and the movie has already more than $50 million in the bank ahead of its launch.

The new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie has apparently sold more than $50 million in advance tickets ahead of next months release.

The movie has already sold more tickets on Fandango than any other movie before its release, and around the third of the sales are for IMAX screenings of the movie.

The massive demand for the new Star Wars movies means than many theaters are putting on extra shows to accommodate the demand and some of them will be staying open 24 hours a day with showing at 2AM and 5AM.

The movie is expected to smash all previous box office records when it launches next month, the current highest earnings for an opening weekend was $209 million for Jurassic World.

Considering the popularity of the previous Star Wars movies the new movie could end up being one of the most popular movies of all time.

Star Wars The Force Awakens hits movies theaters in the UK on the 17th of December and in the US on the 18th of December.

Facebook Testing Tools To Hide Your Posts From Your Ex

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Facebook has announced that it is testing out new tools that will hide your posts from your Ex and you will be able to chose a range of options with this new feature.

This new feature is designed to let you still have your Ex as a friend on your profile  page but only let them see what content you want.

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Facebook is a place for sharing life’s important moments, which for many people include their romantic relationships. When a relationship ends, we’ve heard from people that they sometimes have questions about the options available to them on Facebook.

Starting today, we are testing tools to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended. When people change their relationship status to indicate they are no longer in a relationship, they will be prompted to try these tools.

You can find out more details about these new features for the social network at the link below, the tools are being testing in the US at the moment on mobile devices and they will then be rolled out further depending on feedback. We suspect that this could be a popular feature and it will probably be rolled out to the web as well as mobile in future.

Watch How a Day – 6.4 Earth Years Long – Unfolds on Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons probe has captured some stunning images of how the day progresses on Pluto and its largest moon Charon.

Pluto’s day is 6.4 Earth days long. The images reveal many details about Pluto, including the differences between the encounter hemisphere and the so-called “far side” hemisphere seen only at lower resolution.

The images were taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera on board New Horizons.

The more distant images contribute to the view at the 3 o’clock position, with the top of the heart-shaped, informally named Tombaugh Regio slipping out of view, giving way to the side of Pluto that was facing away from New Horizons during closest approach on July 14.

The side New Horizons saw in most detail – what the mission team calls the “encounter hemisphere” – is at the 6 o’clock position.

Charon – like Pluto – rotates once every 6.4 Earth days.

The side New Horizons saw in most detail, during closest approach on July 14 this year, is at the 12 o’clock position.

Antarctic Ice Melt May Add Less to Ocean Rise Than Thought

Melting Antarctic ice will contribute to soaring sea levels, but new estimates show the threat may be less serious than once thought, researchers said Wednesday.

Previous estimates had been for retreating ice around the South Pole to add as much as a metre (three feet) to the world’s ocean level by century’s end.

But new modelling projects up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) from thawing Antarctic ice by 2100, and up to 72 cm by 2200, according to results published in the journal Nature.

The Arctic and the Antarctic Peninsula are considered hotspots, warming at double the global average rate.

Even if the new predictions are less dire, they would contribute to a global increase that could wreak havoc on humanity submerging cities and displacing millions of people.

“Antarctica is the most uncertain part of future sea level rise so it is important to try to pin this part down,” study co-author Tamsin Edwards, a researcher at The Open University in Britain, told AFP.

She said earlier predictions had been based on relatively simple models or extrapolations from past ice losses.

But her team’s updated estimate calls on a range of sources, including a physical model of the ice sheet, past predictions compared with real-time observations, and statistical methods that take into account scientific uncertainty.

The researchers assumed a temperature increase of approximately four degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial times by the end of the century.

Starting on November 30, negotiators from 195 nations will huddle in Paris for a climate rescue pact aimed at keeping global warming to 2 C.

Disappearing Antarctic ice is not just due to melting. The sheet is pulling ever closer to land and is also flowing faster and faster toward the coast.

“Previous studies would require unrealistically rapid rates of ice loss or the whole ice sheet to become unstable immediately,” Edwards said in an email.

China Starts Testing Long March 5, Its Largest and Most Powerful Rocket

China is conducting tests on its largest and most powerful rocket, the Long March 5, in Hainan province for its space operations with plans to make the first launch before the end of next year, a senior space official said.

“Engineers are testing whether the rocket’s various systems can work well with the Wenchang center, and after the tests are done successfully, the Long March 5 will perform its first flight by the end of next year,” said Liu Tongjie, deputy head of lunar exploration and space programs at the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, which oversees China’s space activities said.

The Long March 5 is the most sophisticated rocket that Chinese designers have developed, Liu told media in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, where the administration opened a week-long space exhibition.

He added that the rocket is designed to conduct various missions, state-run China Daily reported. Long March 5, the nation’s next-generation heavy lift launch system, is nearly 57 metres high, with a diameter of 5 metres. It will be launched at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre.

With a lift-off weight of around 800 metric tons, it will have a maximum payload capacity of 25 metric tons in low Earth orbit and 14 tons in geosynchronous transfer orbit, roughly comparable to the capacity of the United States’ Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles, such as the Delta IV and Atlas V.

The rocket will use liquid oxygen or kerosene and liquid oxygen or liquid hydrogen as propellants for its engines, which means the gigantic craft will be more environmentally friendly than previous designs, its developers said.

The Long March 5 will be used to launch large lunar probes and the manned space station that China plans to send into orbit around 2020.

In addition to the Long March 5, China is developing the smaller Long March 7, whose maiden launch is also set for next year at Wenchang.

It will replace the Long March 2 and Long March 3 in commercial launch service, and will be tasked with sending China’s cargo spacecraft to the space station, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the report said.

Nasa Refines Thermal Protection System of Orion Spacecraft

In a bid to bolster its effort to prepare humans for deeper space missions, Nasa engineers have refined the key thermal protection system of Orion – new exploration spacecraft designed to ferry astronauts to asteroid and Mars.

The team has been improving the spacecraft’s heat shield design and manufacturing process since the vehicle successfully travelled to space for the first time last year.

On future missions, a silver, metallic-based thermal control coating will be bonded to the Orion crew module’s back shell tiles, the space agency said in a statement.

When it comes to a spacecraft enduring the extremely hot and fast journey from deep space back to Earth, Nasa’s Orion can withstand the heat.

The engineers are now enhancing the overall system in advance of the spacecraft’s next mission – a flight that will put Orion through the harshest set of conditions yet.

During Orion’s next mission atop the agency’s mega Space Launch System (SLS) rocket called Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the spacecraft will be in space for more than three weeks and return to Earth under even faster and hotter conditions than during its last flight.

“Orion’s thermal protection system is essential to successful future missions. As we move toward building the system for EM-1, we’ve been able to take advantage of what we learned from building and flying Orion to refine our processes going forward,” explained John Kowal, Nasa’s thermal protection system lead for Orion.

Orion’s thermal protection system is one of the most critical parts of the spacecraft and is responsible for protecting it and the future astronauts it will carry home from deep space destinations.

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on reentry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.

During EM-1, Orion will endure a more intense re-entry environment.

While the spacecraft encountered speeds of 30,000 feet per second during Exploration Flight Test-1 and temperatures of approximately 2,204 degree Celsius, it will experience a faster return from lunar velocity of about 36,000 feet per second.

The silver, metallic-based thermal control coating will reduce heat loss during phases when Orion is pointed to space and, therefore, experiencing cold temperatures, as well as limit the high temperatures the crew module will be subjected to when the spacecraft faces the Sun.

“You’re trying to hit this sweet spot because when you’re looking at the sun, you don’t want to get too hot, and then when you’re not looking at the sun and instead in darkness, you don’t want to lose all the heat that the spacecraft generates,” Kowal noted.

In addition, engineers have found ways to reduce the mass of the heat shield’s underlying structure, which is composed of a titanium skeleton and carbon fiber skin.

Nasa Calls on SpaceX to Send Astronauts to ISS

SpaceX received orders Friday from the US space agency to send astronauts to the International Space Station in the coming years, helping restore US access to space, Nasa said.

The announcement was a formal step in a process that began earlier this year when Boeing was given the nod by Nasa to send crew to the orbiting outpost by late 2017.

Both Boeing and SpaceX have received billions in seed money from Nasa to restore American access to the ISS, after the US space shuttle program was retired in 2011.

The announcement of $4.2 billion (roughly Rs. 27,765 crores) for Boeing and $2.6 billion (roughly Rs. 17,188 crores) for SpaceX was made in September 2014.

Boeing announced in January that it would be the first, sending a piloted mission aboard its CST-100 Starliner capsule by late 2017.

However, in Friday’s announcement, Nasa said that “determination of which company will fly its mission to the station first will be made at a later time.”

SpaceX is already flying cargo missions to the ISS, and is working on a crew version of its Dragon capsule to carry astronauts.

The announcement marked the “second in a series of four guaranteed orders Nasa will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts,” the US space agency said.

“The Boeing Company of Houston received its first crew mission order in May.”

Kathy Lueders, manager of Nasa’s Commercial Crew Program, said “it is important to have at least two healthy and robust capabilities from US companies to deliver crew and critical scientific experiments from American soil to the space station throughout its lifespan.”

The ISS is expected to remain operational until 2024.

Since the shuttle program ended in 2011, the world’s astronauts have relied on Russia’s Soyuz capsules for transport at a pice of some $70 million (roughly Rs. 462 crores) per seat.

“The authority to proceed with Dragon’s first operational crew mission is a significant milestone in the Commercial Crew Program and a great source of pride for the entire SpaceX team,” said Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating office of SpaceX.

“When Crew Dragon takes Nasa astronauts to the space station in 2017, they will be riding in one of the safest, most reliable spacecraft ever flown. We’re honored to be developing this capability for Nasa and our country.”