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Balliol College team ends losing streak for Oxford on University Challenge

Balliol College team ends losing streak for Oxford on University Challenge

The team, comprising Justin Yang, Ben Chaudhri, Paul Cosgrove and captain Eric Monkman, started off strongly and opened up a lead over Balliol, only to lose it as Balliol's game picked up in the later parts of the match. After the pair visited Eton College and Windsor College together, Seagull told GQ magazine his old opponent had made his list of "top contenders" to be best man at his wedding.


NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn's moon Enceladus

NASA finds evidence of life-supporting conditions on Saturn's moon Enceladus

The findings were reported Thursday in the journal Science by a team from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Cassini then sampled the plume's composition, and the scientists have determined that almost 98% of the gas in the plume is water, about 1% is hydrogen, and the rest is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane, and ammonia.


Samsung Galaxy S8 owners facing red tinted display issue

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners facing red tinted display issue

Earlier this month, we told you that an app had been installed on a Galaxy S8 display unit at a store. Kuo adds that he believes the Note 8's potential dual camera will be superior to the one found on the iPhone 7 Plus, and could match the one that Apple is expected to fit to the iPhone 8 with OLED display due out later this year.


Bose accused of collecting customers' data through its headphones

Bose accused of collecting customers' data through its headphones

The complaint argues that the music, radio programs, and podcasts people listen to "reveal sensitive information about themselves that suggests their politics, religious views, thoughts, sentiments, and emotions". "For example, a person that listens to Muslim prayer services through his headphones or speakers is very likely a Muslim, a person that listens to the "Ashamed, Confused, And In the Closet Podcast" is very likely a homosexual in need of a support system, and a person that listens ...


Visa woes: Australian govt abolishes 457 visa programme used mostly by Indians

Visa woes: Australian govt abolishes 457 visa programme used mostly by Indians

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said restructuring the program would make it more sustainable and provided a chance to hit the "reset button" on temporary skilled migration. "It seems like a lot of change, but it's more of a cosmetic [rebranding] than anything else", said Henry Sherell, a research officer at the Development Policy Center of the Australian National University.



Samsung Galaxy S8 Users Complaining About Red Tint Display Problem

Industry watchers said earlier that around 70 to 80 percent of the preorders will lead to actual sales. Samsung started shipping the new device for those who purchased it through preorders which ran from April 7-17. Some customers who have received their devices are now complaining about a reddish tint on their smartphone's display. While the company might not be getting heat for battery trouble, the latest controversy revolving the Galaxy S8 is that its display gives off a red tint.