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Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

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2:50 p.m. The iPhone X is priced at $ 999. Preorders will begin on Oct. 27, and the phone will start shipping on Nov. 3. 2:44 p.m. The new Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone X can be wirelessly charged with a new interface called AirPower, said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. It will be available next year. 2:41 p.m. The iPhone X's true depth camera will allow users to take selfies with portrait mode and comes with a portrait lighting feature as well. 2:40 p.m. The iPhone X will have the same camera updates as the iPhone 8 but will feature dual optical stabilization, Schiller said. 2:39 p.m. Apple worked with Snapchat to create face filters that closely track a user's face and expressions. 2:38 p.m. The iPhone X will have Animoji, animated emojis that mimi...
Watch massive asteroid fly safely by Earth

Watch massive asteroid fly safely by Earth

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Early Friday morning, Florence -- the largest near Earth asteroid yet discovered and tracked by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- will pass within 4,390,892 miles of Earth, approximately 18 times the distance between the Earth and the moon."While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on September 1, all of those were estimated to be smaller," said NASA scientist Paul Chodas.The flyby will be streamed live by the online observatory Slooh. Online viewers can watch as the massive space rock speeds by Earth.Slooh will point several of their dozens of telescopes at the asteroid, offering a live view of the speeding asteroid while their team of astronomers and planetary scientists offers commentary.According to Slooh, it's possible backyard ast...
Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

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Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years. And parents beware: Eye doctors urge strict adult supervision for eclipse watchers under 16 years old. There should be absolutely no peeking without eclipse glasses or other certified filters except during the two minutes or so when the moon completely blots out the sun, called totality. That's the only time it's safe to view the eclipse without protection. When totality is ending, then it's time to put them back on. Totality means 100 percent of the sun is covered. That will occur only along a narrow strip stretching from Oregon, through the Midwestern plains, down to South Carolina. The rest of the U.S. gets a partial eclipse that extends into Canada and to the t...
How to watch the solar eclipse move across America

How to watch the solar eclipse move across America

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Monday's total solar eclipse is expected to break records, with about 220 million people expected to watch.Some believe the event will inspire the largest temporary migration in human history. With camera-equiped smartphones now ubiquitous, it's also likely to become the most documented event ever.When and whereThe moon's shadow will make landfall in Depoe Bay, Ore., at 10:17 a.m. PDT. The eclipse will move west and south across the United States, tracing what's called the path of totality. By 2:47 p.m. EDT, the moon's shadow will move across Charleston, S.C., and out into the Atlantic Ocean.The shadow's trip across the country will last just 90 minutes. The path will intersect 14 states, including Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois...
How to watch this weekend's Perseid meteor shower

How to watch this weekend's Perseid meteor shower

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a show of shooting stars on Friday and Saturday night as the Perseid meteor shower peaks over the weekend.There is one problem, however: a near-full moon. The moon turned full on August 7. By Saturday, the moon will be an 80 percent full waning gibbous.Clouds and light-pollution -- whether from skyscrapers or full moons -- are the primary enemies of stargazing.Rumors that this month's Perseids will be of epic proportions have been propagating online. Those spreading the hype apparently failed to check the lunar calendar.Despite the glare of the moon, viewers will still be able to see some shooting stars, perhaps as many as 20 per hour in the early morning hours. The shooting stars will appear as if they're coming fr...