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SpaceX has recently uploaded a drone footage on Twitter that shows the massive Falcon Heavy Rocket all set for static firing test before its debut this January. 5 Million pounds of thrust at liftoff makes the Falcon Heavy the most powerful operational rocket in the world as stated by SpaceX. The mission of this rocket …

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Which countries publish the most books each year? A report from the non-profit International Publishers Asso ciation found that in 2015, two countries dominated global book production. That year, China produced 470,000 new titles while the United States churned out just under 339,000. The United Kingdom rounded off the top three with 173,000 books. However, when it comes …

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It’s not often a YouTube video about an Amazon service can bring a tear to your eye. In what may be a first for us here at TNW, we found one in uploader Rob Bliss‘ quest to find out if Amazon Prime Now could be used to send gifts to the homeless. As it turns out, the answer is yes: …

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Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In honor of the late Batman actor Adam West, Los Angeles city officials joined with Batman fans and West’s television co-stars to shine the official Bat-signal on City Hall last night. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck present, the event was reminiscent of a New Year’s Eve …

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Google’s Gboard is gaining some additional smarts that could help save some valuable typing time… even if you’re just looking for an emoji. The company has updated the Android version of its clever keyboard with a handful of features that better recognize your intentions. To start with, you can hand-draw emoji to find them — not exactly a vital …

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Egypt didn’t retire its ban hammer the moment it blocked 21 independent news websites back in May. According to Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, an Egyptian government watchdog, the country’s government has blocked access to a total of 62 websites as of June 12th. Most of them are private news companies and media platforms that Egyptian authorities …

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Los Angeles port officials logged a 10 percent increase in cargo volumes for the first quarter of this year compared to 2016. Overall cargo volumes rose 29 percent during March compared to the previous year, with exports up 20 percent from the same period and imports climbing 30 percent. Officials attribute the jump to a …

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A former Dutch MP and prominent critic of conservative Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali,is going to visit Australia to appear on TV on Monday. But she cancelled the tour after she received death threats from few days. “[She] hopes to be able to return to Australia in the not too distant future,” Think Inc said in …

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The Japanese government recently announced plans to populate a cluster of minute, rocky islands located almost equidistant between Okinawa and Taiwan — a move that has reignited a decades-long dispute with China over sovereignty of the tiny territories. According to Japanese officials, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans next month to legally designate …

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On Thursday taunted that US should respect its air defense identification Zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials strictly warned a US bomber to flying inside China’s self-declared zone in The East China Sea. China declared the zone in 2013. In this zone aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities. But both Japan and U.S …

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