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Modern-Like Tectonic Plate Motion On The Early Earth

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Modern-Like Tectonic Plate Motion On The Early Earth Plate tectonics is key to the evolution of life and the development of the planet. Today, the Earth’s outer shell consists of about 15 shifting blocks of crust. On them sit the planet’s continents and oceans. As Earth formed, the plates drifted into each other and apart, exposing new rocks to the atmosphere, which led to chemical reactions that stabilized Earth’s surface temperature over billions of years. A stable climate is crucial to the evolution of life, and the study suggests that early forms of life came about in a more moderate environment.
“We’re trying to understand the geophysical principles that drive the Earth,” said Roger Fu, one of the paper’s lead authors and an assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “Plate tectonics cycles elements that are necessary for life into the Earth and out of it.”
Plate tectonics helps planetary scientists understand worlds beyond this one,…

Buffalo Bills Get Solid Grades For Performance In NFL

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Buffalo Bills Get Solid Grades For Performance In NFL 
The Buffalo Bills not only got good grades for their picks in the NFL draft, but their rivals in the AFC East Division didn’t do them much immediate damage, unless Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, selected at No. 5 overall, plays up to expectations and the hype in Miami.
As it stands, Josh Allen will be the best quarterback in the division now that Tom Brady is no longer in New England, and Allen gives the Bills the best chance to win now. And the Bills acted on their weakness in the passing game by adding two big wide receivers in Gabriel Davis out of Central Florida in the fourth round and Oregon State’s Isaiah Hodgins in the sixth round.
After all, when your wide receivers are so small they are called “The Smurfs,” there was motivation to go big in this draft.
Tagovailoa, the left-hander with a long injury history, doesn’t seem to me to deserve any comparisons to Dolphins legend Dan Marino and does not seem to be an immedia…

Have Bengals informed Joe Burrow that he’ll be the first overall pick?

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Have Bengals informed Joe Burrow that he’ll be the first overall pick?
The Bengals hold the first overall pick in the draft. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick in the draft. Thus, the Bengals are widely expected to select Burrow with the first overall pick in the draft.
Now, Jeremy Rauch of FOX19 in Cincinnati reports that the Bengals have informed Burrow that he’ll be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. All signs continue to point to that happening. Until, however, the name is on the card, there’s a chance that he won’t be the first overall pick, no matter what he’s told in advance. (Even then, he could be picked by the Bengals and then traded.) The Bengals have a reputation for being incredibly stubborn, perhaps even to the point where they may not realize that they’ve received the proverbial offer they can’t refuse. Still there’s a chance that an offer will be made that the Bengals won’t refuse. If that’s going to happen, the offer likely w…

NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos Looking To Trade Up In NFL Draft To Land Jerry Jeudy

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The Denver Broncos have their eyes on Jerry Jeudy in the upcoming NFL Draft, and may be willing to make a move up the board to land him.
The Alabama wide receiver is being pegged as a top 10 pick in next week’s draft, and ESPN’s Woody Paige reports that the Broncos may be willing to move up from their spot at No. 15 in order to snag him. It’s not clear exactly how high the Broncos would need to move, but Paige suggested they could go as high as No. 8.
“Don’t believe Broncos stay at 15,” he wrote on Twitter. “My sources tell me they go up to 8 or 10 and get Jeudy.”
There are others who believe the Broncos will trade up to get Jeudy, who is rated by many as a can’t-miss wide receiver prospect. Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post noted that the Broncos appear to be moving into “full win-now mode” behind general manager John Elway, who has a history of trading away the team’s first-round picks in order to move up the draft board.
Kiszla noted that Elway could move up the draft board to land A…

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro price surface; CEO shares OnePlus 8 Pro ultra-wide night camera samples

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OnePlus is all set to introduce the OnePlus 8 series smartphones on April 14th. The company already revealed several specifications of the phone, and the complete specifications have also surfaced online, now alleged Europe pricing has surfaced online, which hints at considerable higher pricing compared to last year’s OnePlus 7T series.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro rumored specifications

OnePlus 8 8GB + 128GB: €719/€729 approx. (US$ 791 / Rs. 60,400 approx.)
OnePlus 8 12GB + 256GB: €819/€829 approx. (US$ 900 / Rs. 68,690 approx.)
OnePlus 8 Pro 8GB + 128GB: €919/€929 approx. (US$ 1008 / Rs. 76,966 approx.)
OnePlus 8 Pro 12GB + 256GB: € 1009/€1019 approx. (US$ 1106 / Rs. 84,420 approx.)

India pricing will be less compared to Europe pricing, still the pricing is high. OnePlus 8 Pro camera samples teased



OnePlus CEO has been teasing several features of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Now he has posted ultra-wide night mode camera sample, which is bright and has compared it with another flagship phone…

HONOR Play 4T Pro with 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED display, 48MP triple rear cameras and HONOR Play 4T announced

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HUAWEI’s HONOR brand today announced HONOR Play 4T and 4T Pro smartphones in China. The Play 4T Pro packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED screen with waterdrop notch, in-display fingerprint sensor, 48MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras and a 4000mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging over USB type-C that can charge up to 58% in 30 minutes. The HONOR Play 4T comes with a 6.39-inch punch-hole HD+ LCD screen with rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 48MP + 2MP dual rear cameras. HONOR Play 4T Pro specifications 6.3-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 2.5D curved glass OLED displayOcta-Core Kirin 810 7nm (2x 2.27GHz  Cortex-A76 +6 x 1.88GHz Cortex-A55) processor with ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSDAndroid 9 (Pie) with Magic UI 2.1Dual SIM48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 apertureDimensions: 157.…

OnePlus 8 Series will feature its fifth-generation Matte-Frosted Glass back

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OnePlus has always given importance to the design of its smartphones, believing that “it shapes every moment of your experience with a device”. In a blog post about its upcoming 8 series phone’s design and materials, they talk about their fifth generation Matte-Frosted Glass that they claim to be their best CMF (color, material, finishing) to date.



Over the years, OnePlus has made many choices for its phones CMF. Starting with plastic, they moved on metal and then finally glass in its latest smartphones. However instead of going the clear glass route, OnePlus decided to invest in having a curved, matte-frosted glass back. With the OnePlus 8 series, they have created their fifth generation of matte-frosted glass using a new crafting process that has a haze degree of between 64%-82%.

In addition to a thinner and lighter profile, OnePlus has flattened the center of the 3D curved glass and curved the glass along its “Horizon Line” edge to make it comfortable in the hand. They claim it wi…

Google Pixel 4a with 5.81-inch FHD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 730 retail box surfaces; launch imminent

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Renders of the Google Pixel 4a surfaced last year, and live images of the phone have along with specifications surfaced last month showing off the phone’s punch-hole OLED display, square camera module, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a small bezel below the screen. Now the retail box of the phone and more specifications has surfaced.

Google Pixel 4a rumored specifications 5.81-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 443 PPI, HDR support Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU, Titan M security chip 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage Android 10 12.2MP rear camera with LED flash,Dual PD auto focus, OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at up to 240fps 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens Dual SIM (optional) Fingerprint sensor 3.5mm audio jack, 2 microphones 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1, NFC 3080mAh battery with 18W fast charg…

Samsung Galaxy S21 might feature under-display camera technology

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Samsung is said to be evaluating option to include under display camera technology on next’s year’s flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone, according to the latest rumor. The company currently use Infinity-O display on its latest smartphones, which is tiny.

Back in 2018 Samsung at the OLED Forum announced that it is working on OLED-related technologies including under-screen sensor (including camera) technology that will hide the front camera underneath the display. At that time company was said to be testing it hand full of prototypes using this technology to be ready by 2020. Looks like it might be finally ready for 2021.

Xiaomi already showcased a prototype phone with under the screen selfie camera technology.

Even OPPO showed off its Under-Screen Camera technology for smartphones at its MWC Shanghai event last year. This uses a customized camera module, an enhanced translucent panel material combined with advanced processing algorithms to take images without a notch or motorized camera, …

ACER SWIFT 3 (2020) SPECS

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ACER SWIFT 3 (2020) SPECS


Price: $699.99 CPU: Intel Core i5-1035G1 GPU: Intel UHD Graphics RAM: 8GB Storage: 512GB Display: 14-inch Battery: 7:31 Size: 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches Weight: 2.7 pounds
A good mainstream laptop, the Swift 3 offers a 10th Gen Intel CPU with integrated graphics that can get the job done without complications. It also has a few bells and whistles, such as a fingerprint reader. Plus, it’s priced at an aggressive $699, which should be music to the ears of budget-savvy shoppers. However, battery life at less than 8 hours and a dull, dim display should give consumers pause. 

Acer Swift 3 price and configuration options 
Acer sells a wide range of Swift 3 configurations.
The $499 base model comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and an AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU.

The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 I reviewed costs $699. The ultrabook is packed with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and integrated Intel UHD graphics.

You …

MacBook Pro could arrive in May with this radical redesign

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miniLED will take over Apple screens in 2020


We can expect six new products from Apple this year featuring miniLED screens, including iPads, MacBooks and even desktops, according to an investor note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. 
As a refresher, miniLED is a new backlighting technology that's smaller than traditional LEDs and offers superior black levels, contrast ratios, and higher brightness levels. We had a chance to go hands-on with a miniLED laptop from MSI at CES in January and were impressed by its picture quality. 
2020 MacBook Pro leak reveals powerful new specs MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Review Best Apple Macbook laptops in 2020


One of the most highly-anticipated additions to Apple's 2020 lineup is the rumored 14.1-inch MacBook Pro in the style of last year's 16-inch MacBook Pro. It will hopefully bring a more reliable keyboard option to those that prefer a smaller laptop, along with thinner display bezels.

The 16-inch Macbook Pro will also be gett…

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review

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SAMSUNG GALAXY CHROMEBOOK SPECS

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

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BEST FESTIVAL QUOTES
1) “HERE’S TO THE NIGHTS THAT TURNED INTO MORNINGS, AND THE FRIENDS THAT TURNED INTO FAMILY” – ANONYMOUS
2) “FESTIVALS ARE FUN FOR KIDS, FUN FOR PARENTS AND OFFER A WELCOME BREAK FROM THE STRESSES OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY. THE SHEER QUANTITIES OF PEOPLE MAKE LIFE EASIER: LOADS OF ADULTS FOR THE ADULTS TO TALK TO AND LOADS OF KIDS FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY WITH.” – TOM HODGKINSON 3) “THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A MUSIC FESTIVAL. PEOPLE ARE READY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. I DON’T THINK ANYONE COMES TO A FESTIVAL GOING, ‘I’M GONNA BE A COMPLETE BUMMER TODAY.” – GARY CLARK
4) “FESTIVALS ARE A TIME TO PLAY THE SONGS PEOPLE KNOW AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING.” – SCOTT HUTCHINSON  5) “MUSIC IS THE STRONGEST FORM OF MAGIC.” — MARILYN MANSON
6) FESTIVALS ARE HAPPY PLACES, AND YOU DON’T REALLY WANT TO ENJOY THEM ON YOUR OWN. – CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 7) FESTIVALS PROMOTE DIVERSITY, THEY BRING NEIGHBORS INTO DIALOGUE, THEY INCREASE CREATIVITY, THEY OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIC PRIDE, TH…

Navratri – The Nine Nights Extravaganza!

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Dedicated to Goddess Durga and her infinite strength, grace and power, Navratri is a festival that celebrates womanhood and the feminine shakti. This festival commemorates the nine forms of Goddess Durga, and the tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra. In Sanskrit, the term Navratri means nine nights and is a dynamic extravaganza of nine beautiful, colourful and vibrant nights. Filled with dance, music and great food, Navratri is all about fun and frolic, as is evident from the gorgeous ensembles and lively dances. Garba and Dandiya during these nine nights are a common sight, and are played on a large scale across India, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Kolkata is known across the world for its bigger-than-life Durga Puja festivities during this time.
The first three days of Navratri are dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga where the Goddess is dressed in red and mounted on a lion, flaunting unparalleled strength and power. Her three incarnations – Kumari, Parvati and Kali –…

Diwali

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Diwali should probably be renamed from “Festival of Lights” to “Festival of the Foodies”. Really, no kidding. All the weight that you managed to lose after a lot of hard work in the gym, there are great chances of you gaining it all back. Diwali is a festival that is all about rich food. Sweets and snacks rolled in ghee and sugar are available abundantly, so you can’t really escape the pounds even if you wanted to. Oh, but the food! If you are a foodie then Diwali must certainly be one of your favourite festivals. The variety of good food that is available is mind-boggling and a complete gastronomic roller-coaster. Here’s a list of the top 5 Diwali delicacies that have existed since time immemorial but will surely make your taste-buds sing!
Besan Laddoo
The incredible Besan Laddoo is everyone’s favourite. This soft ball of delight, if full of dry fruits and ghee, can make anyone’s day. If made well, it can melt on your tongue making it one of the most light yet filling Diwali sweets …

New Year’s

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India is a country of a gazillion different castes, religions and ethnicities. As such, it is not surprising that there are various different versions of the same festival or event, that takes places in the country and even the rest of the world. Take New Year’s, for instance. What is celebrated at midnight on the 31st of December every year in the rest of the world, is celebrated on many different dates throughout India, based on the region and traditions of that region. Of course, we Indians celebrate New Year’s like it is celebrated in the rest of the world, as well, but when it comes to regional New Years, we have quite the variety! Here’s a guide to New Year’s in India, and the myriad ways of celebrating them!
Gudhi Padwa/Ugadi
Celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the Konkan belt as Gudhi Padwa or Ugadi, this is the first day of the Chaitra month. People celebrate this New Year by cleaning their houses, drawing rangolis, and dressing up in their be…

Makar Sankranti

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Makar Sankranti, a harvest festival, is popular throughout India mainly because of the kite flying and the delicious sweet called tilgul that is distributed on this day. But this Indian festival has more to it than meets the eye! This festival is celebrated as a way of showing happiness for the new crop and people in villages celebrate it with much gusto. While it is known by different names in different regions of India and countries of the world, it is still the same festival celebrating the Sun’s journey towards the zodiac sign Capricorn. For instance, while in Maharashtra it is called Makar Sankranti, it is called Uttarayan in Gujarat, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Maghi in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, Maghe Sankranti in Nepal, Songkran in Thailand, etc. Here are the 5 Makar Sankranti facts you should know that make this festival more special and fascinating
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Makar Sankranti is the only Indian festival that follows the solar calendar. This is why, …

Mahashivratri in India

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With festivals in India come the holidays which sometimes stretch out into the long weekend. This time, we have Mahashivratri coming on the 7th of March, a Monday, which you can easily and conveniently make into a long weekend and plan a quick vacation! Mahashivratri, which literally means the “Great Night of Shiva” is a festival that is celebrated annually to honour the Hindu God Shiva. This is the day that Shiva was believed to have married Parvati, thus signifying the joining of Shiva and Shakti. Also called Shivratri, this exuberant festival is celebrated with fasting and all-night jagarans. If you are fascinated by this fest and want to take in the festivities, then plan a trip to one of the major Indian destinations that celebrate Shivratri with gusto. Check out Travelguru’s Mahashivratri hotel deals for some amazing discounts! Let’s take a look at the top 5 places to celebrate Mahashivratri in India
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Mahashivratri is celebrated with quite a lot of fanfar…