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Evidence uncovered appears to suggest another Universe existed before the one we live in

Sir Roger Penrose, an acclaimed astronomer and Nobel Peace Prize Winner,er, is out with an astonoshing claim this week that has rattled scientific communities worldwide. Before we dig into those claims, it’s worth noting that although they appear to be credible — this has not fully been proven yet. ——— 2020 has certainly been a wild year but this wouldn’t be the most surprising thing to emerge. According to Sir Penrose, the Universe we now live in is in fact an evolutionized Universe that came after the one before us. A stunning report, see here, claims that signs of epic black holes in our Universe indicate without question signs of the previous Univese still lingering within our own. Editors note: It’s also worth noting that such a discovery would raise more questions th...
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Here’s how to watch HBO and Netflix with your friends while you quarantine (or may be apart for other reasons)

Quarantine has brought me closer than ever to the few people I actually count as friends. We've watched countless hours of tv; binged All American, and currently are watching the ever-so-juicy Greenleaf. Thanks to apps like Scener (a Google Chrome app) we've been able to without issue stream together from afar; chat while doing so, and take turns with the remote. Scener is an online web-app that runs as if it were a movie theatre. The app opens up to a theatre room whereas you create your room; select your remote, and select either HBO or Netflix to login with. After selecting a room you have the option of sending your theatre code to a friend so they can join. Scener actually also comes with a viewing party function (you can physically see and speak to them also.) That is...
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Renderings of latest Apple iPad devices surface online

According to multiple blogs and insiders, Apple is gearing up for quite the year in 2020. Reports indicate that the following renderings are how iPads next year will look. Each of the devices believed to be 11 inches in size and 12.9 inches in size will feature about 3 cameras. According to this blog, the smaller iPad would have a metal back and the larger would have a glass back.
Innovation with PCB Design Software Excels
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Innovation with PCB Design Software Excels

Innovation with PCB Design Software Excels If you are a designer and you browse the internet looking for new design software, then you will be overwhelmed with the choice. As our electronics industry grows at a significant rate so has the design elements of this. If you think back to 10 years ago and what size a typical circuit board was and compare it to one now. The ones manufactured today are tiny and have so much capacity to do many different things. This is a massive shift in this marketplace and very good for customers but very challenging for the designers. There is a lot of autoroute software that has put the designer’s needs at the heart of their software development including simulations, larger space, advanced tools and other error proofing advances. Here are some of those spe...
K-Cup maker just sold itself for an impressive $14B
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K-Cup maker just sold itself for an impressive $14B

Keurig, perhaps the world's most popular new coffee maker --   is $14bn richer. According to reports, the coffee maker reportedly agreed to sell itself to private equity firm JAB Holding Co.  The same company reportedly holds a majority stake in legendary shoe line Jimmy Choo. In the year ending 26 September,  Keurig had a 1% rise in sales of its popular "K-Cups" that serve single cup coffee servings to consumers to more than $3.6billion. Its machines however, aren't performing so well.  Reports place sales of the machines at a low $632.6m at the end of the previous fiscal year.
Zuckerburg attempting to dodge taxes with new “initiative”
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Zuckerburg attempting to dodge taxes with new “initiative”

Or so it seems that way. Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerburg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced the "Chan Zuckerburg Initiative" which by all means has good and plausible "desires". Although there are some questions critics have for the couple, whom, have since responded to the allegations that their "limited liability" set-up is nothing more than a "massive tax dodge". First, most of the critics who pounced on the plan aren't to keen on the fact that it wasn't set up as a traditional charity (although in a Facebook post, Zuckerburg says such a move would've made it easier to dodge taxes had that been his plan all along). Meanwhile, critics like ProPublica, er, weren't so nice when discussing their thoughts on the project. "It's a tax vehicle" plain and simple bears one headlin...
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Apple prepping to launch Macbook Air with significantly cheaper price tag

Good news for those hoping to get their hands on an Apple laptop, but,  have forgone such because of the rather expensive price tag (compared to other laptops).   According to The Verge, Apple is on track to finally launch a much needed less expensive version of the Macbook Air for those that can't necessarily throw down the $1,000 for the version available now. The Verge notes  that the new laptop is apparently due to come towards the end of the year when Apple typically releases its yearly new products. Via The Verge
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Apple purposely slowed older iPhones forcing users to buy newer versions: Report

The confirmation came from Apple directly, after, social media users began to circulate and claim that cell phones (the older versions of Apple's iPhone devices) were intentionally slowed by means of a secret program.   On Friday, lawsuits were filed in cities like Chicago and Los Angeles by multiple users who say they were duped into buying pricier phones -- something they never would have done had Apple been honest from the jump. Ehum, Apple, claims that the problem came because the batteries found in allot of their phones slow down over time because they're no good. The problem? Apple never told that to its customer base, and, instead launched a secret update to mobile devices across the world. An update, that,   would eventually slow down older phones in favor of newer phones. Vi...
Popular messaging app takes off online, becomes tool for bullying
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Popular messaging app takes off online, becomes tool for bullying

If you've ever taken part in popular apps online, uh, you've probably heard of Sararah. Sararah is a new popular app that appeared online in June.  Sararah allows users to receive anonymous messages from users of all kind including co-workers; friends, and even family members. This is where it gets interesting. Within the app,  the user itself, cannot actually respond. The messages are entirely anonymous;  rather creative, and usually mean spirited.    According to the apps developer, the app actually started in Saudi Arabia.  Initially, the app was meant for co-workers and the like to share their thoughts and then talk about them. Unfortunately, in typical fashion, the app quickly became a way for people to be mean to others.   Safety experts tell The Daily News that Sararah has "qu...
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Here’s how to get your Facebook page officially verified

Verification badges are a sense of stability; legitimacy, and more.  Here we  set out on a journey with Facebook.com to learn how   people can request that their business pages be verified. From inside your Facebook page. Click on Settings link which is at the top right of your FB Page Into General section itself i.e. Left Side Menu's 1st link, Click on Page Verification Click on Verify this Page and then proceed further with a click on Get Started Enter the Phone Number for your business, your city, your country and language Click on Call Me Now or Text Message to allow Facebook to send you the Verification Code Enter the 4-digit Facebook Page Verification Code into the block provided and then click Continue And that's it!  Your Facebook page is now verified with...
Apple is building iMessage for Android: Top Story
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Apple is building iMessage for Android: Top Story

Users of Androids have a reason to smile. Online reports are indicating that Apple is headed to announce that iMessage is headed for Android devices. The news is expected to be announced next week during a major tech conference, and, the move has caused much excitement on social media. Apple's iMessage platform is one of the most secure out there, citing, the recent FBI case of course.   Apple would be competing with the likes of Whatsapp and Telegram, both of which, are so deeply secured and encrypted end-to-end it is almost impossible to hack each of them. The news was first reported, here. 
How to block calls on a Samsung Galaxy Edge 7
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How to block calls on a Samsung Galaxy Edge 7

Over the course of the past month, many of our writers and staff members have acquired newly minted mobile phones.   Of those, some of them are Galaxy S7 Edge's (this may not work on Verizon).   A hot question we've received on social media to our gadget writers and tech-fanatics is simple: How do you block calls on an Edge 7? The images below are a brief walkthrough on how to block callers and unidentified numbers on an S7 Edge. It is a little confusing considering the block function appears to be in different places depending on who or what company you may have. But, at the end of the day, it all works the same.
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