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The prevailing theory on the origin of our universe goes like this: about 13.7 billion years ago a single particle exploded. The resultant blast created an ever-expanding universe that, eventually, became home to the planet we call Earth.

The Big Bang theory first appeared in a scientific paper in 1931. Physicist Georges Lemaitre is credited with its creation. And the bulk of our assumptions about the universe and its rate of expansion are based on his ideas.

In 2019 that rate of expansion, called the Hubble Constant, was put into question by various teams that determined either the rate of expansion had been incorrectly calculated or something was seriously wrong with the universe.

[Read: Either the Hubble Constant is wrong or the universe is ripping itself apart]

Scientists are still sorting things out and working towards an explanation that can reconcile both the Big Bang and our modern observations.

The reason why we can’t just punch some numbers in a supercomputer and determine the truth is because we don’t have all the information.

Trying to determine how old the universe is by measuring its current rate of expansion is like trying to pick the winner of a NASCAR race based on a blurry, out-of-context photograph of one racer’s left rear tire.

To that end, the Big Bang theory only really works if we assume it was the beginning of our universe. Doing so makes it the one piece of the entire puzzle that corresponds with what we’re actually able to see and measure.

But what if the Big Bang wasn’t the beginning?

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a physicist at the University of New Hampshire, has a differing theory.

Writing for New Scientist, they claim it makes more sense to assume the universe has been expanding forever.

Per the article:

The universe may not have had a beginning moment, and we may live in what is called an eternally inflating universe. One that was expanding exponentially even before what we call the big bang. Mathematically, this seems the most likely scenario — assuming inflation is correct.

The ramifications of such a theory may seem trivial – one explanation for a number is as good as another until we’re able to measure more. But a lot of our assumptions concerning both classical and quantum physics are grounded in the idea that time is more than just a construct.

Whether we’re discussing Newton’s Laws or breaking down the nature of relative observations in quantum physics, the idea is that there’s a dimensional quality called time that’s codified by distinct points representing the beginning and end of an event.

Without a finite moment at the creation of the universe where nothingness became something, there’s no origin point for time – there are no beginnings.

The concept of infinite expansion without a beginning may be difficult to wrap our heads around, but it kind of adds up. After all, it seems paradoxical to imagine a period in which the universe itself, and thus time, didn’t exist at all because you’re forced to wonder how long time didn’t exist for before it finally did.

But, if time’s always existed – because the universe itself has always existed – then perhaps it’s never existed. What is time without a beginning or end?

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Naabiae Nenu-B is a Medical Health Student and an SEO Specialist dedicated to flushing the web off fake news and scam scandals. He aims at being "Africa's Best Leak and Review Blogger" and that's the unwavering stand of Xycinews Media.

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This Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 price leak is almost too good to be true

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Samsung will unveil its 2021 foldables next week during an unprecedented event. For the first time since it introduced the Galaxy Note series, Samsung will not launch a new model this year. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 will be the main stars of the August 11th Unpacked event. Both foldables will deliver better hardware than their predecessors, and they should be significantly more durable than the other Fold and Flip phones. The new handsets might also be more affordable. The Flip 3 price will certainly impress if a new leak is accurate. The Fold 3 will have a higher cost, as expected for the larger foldable handset that’s the apparent Note replacement. But Samsung already has a few new deals in place that might lower your cost significantly.

A new leak comes from Europe and seemingly confirms a previous rumor. The Flip 3 might have a very attractive price this year, while the Fold 3 will be the most expensive new Samsung foldable.

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A few days ago, an online store listed the purported Fold 3 and Flip 3 prices for the European Union region. The leak indicated the 256GB Galaxy Z Fold 3 would cost €2,029 (VAT included). The 128GB Galaxy Z Flip’s price stood at €1,182 (VAT included). There’s a reason we’re not turning those prices into dollars. A direct conversion would not give us the US price. That’s because EU countries include VAT in their pricing structures.

Instead, a comparison to the Fold 2 and original Flip prices would make more sense. The Fold 2 was priced at around €2,020 in Europe at launch, and $2,000 in the US. The Flip price was €1,359 at launch last year — $1,380 in the US.

Flip 3 price better than Galaxy S21 Ultra?

If the previous Fold 3 and Flip 3 price leak is accurate, then the Flip 3 will get a significant discount. The Fold 3, not so much. This brings us to the newest Fold 3 and Flip 3 price leak from Europe.

A leaker claims the 256GB Fold 3 will cost €2,009, with the 512GB model priced at €2,099. If the figures are accurate, then the Fold 3 will have almost the same price as the Fold 2. But the real deal might be the 512GB Fold 3 here. Only €90 for 256GB of extra storage sounds too good to be true.

The 128GB Flip 3 will cost €1,029, according to the same leaker. Paying €90 more would get you twice the storage — 256GB for €1,109. If accurate, the Flip 3 price is quite impressive. It puts the foldable in line with the latest iPhone Pro models, which start at €1,149 (VAT included) in Europe.

To put things into perspective, the 128GB Galaxy S21 Ultra cost €1,279 (VAT included) at launch in Europe, and $1,199 in the US.

Again, converting the prices into dollars will not make sense for either the Fold 3 or Flip 3. But comparing these price points to the Fold 2 and Flip launch prices in Europe suggests the Flip 3 will get quite a big price cut this year.

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Wyze now makes Wyze Smart Bulbs and they’re only $9 each

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BGR Deals readers have come to know the brand Wyze quite well over the past few years. Its claim to fame is the $26 Wyze Cam home security camera that has been purchased by millions of people. This great little wireless home camera has all the main features you’ll find in rival cameras. But the Wyze Cam is literally less than half the price. Now, in addition to its super-popular cameras, the company has entered the smart lighting space with Smart Wyze Bulbs.

These are beautiful and bright smart LED light bulbs that support Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. And as you might expect from Wyze, they’re remarkably affordable.

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Unless this is your first time reading our site, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Wyze Cam before. This great gadget packs nearly all the same features you might find in a $100 home security camera. But the Wyze Cam sold for just $26. That’s a big part of the reason why it had about 78,000 5-star ratings on Amazon.

Now, the original Wyze Cam has been discontinued. The hot new model is called the Wyze Cam v3. It has awesome new features like color night vision, and it’s still remarkably affordable at Amazon. But Wyze isn’t just a camera company anymore. Now, Wyze has used the same formula to set its sights on the smart lighting market.

Wyze Smart Bulbs aren’t expensive!

Wyze Bulbs are LED smart light bulbs that offer many of the same features you would find in a bulb from a leading brand that costs $20 or $25. You get a nice bright 800-lumen bulb with adjustable color temperature, Alexa support, Google Assistant support, and more. You won’t need a hub to use these smart bulbs since they connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network, so that’s an added bonus. But the best part is the price tag, as you might have surmised.

You can pick up Smart Wyze Bulbs bulbs for around $15 each at Amazon. But who uses just one smart light bulb? Definitely pick up a 4-pack instead so you can cut your cost per bulb to just over $9 apiece! Also of note, you can get Wyze Labs Color Smart Bulbs for $13.49 apiece.

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  • Smart Wyze Bulbs let you set any mood with tunable white color temperature
  • Hues range from warm white (2700k) to daylight (6500k)
  • This 60-watt equivalent smart LED bulb uses just 9.5 watts of power
  • The dimmable bulb produces up to 800 lumens of brightness
  • Control Smart Wyze Bulbs with your smartphone or voice commands
  • Use the app or your voice to dim these bulbs; not compatible with dimmer switches
  • These smart bulbs connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network, so you don’t need a hub
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  • Pair your bulbs with Wyze Sense contact and motion sensors for great automations
  • You can also link your Wyze Bulbs to IFTTT for use with other smart home platforms
  • Set schedules to make it look like someone is always home
  • The group feature lets you control multiple bulbs ar once
  • Wyze Bulbs fade on and off so they’re not harsh on your eyes
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ release date: The most expensive TV show ever made arrives Sept. 2022

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For the longest time, Amazon’s strategy for its Netflix-like Prime Video service has been a little all over the place. In the early days, it had a kind of art theater, off-the-beaten-path vibe to its projects. Some of them, admittedly, delivered runaway success for the company, like Transparent and more recently The Boys. But there were also too many “What were they thinking?” kinds of projects, and others that were rushed, weren’t marketed well or didn’t realize their full potential (think, Man in the High Castle and Mozart in the Jungle) along the way. This brings us to Amazon’s much-anticipated Lord of the Rings series release date, which the company on Monday finally confirmed.

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series — coming in 2022

Once the show debuts (on September 2, 2022, almost 21 years after the original movie premiered in theaters), it will mark the culmination of a huge strategy shift at Amazon Prime Video.

The company’s now-ex CEO but current chairman, Jeff Bezos, swooped in and gave the service a simple command a few years ago. The streamer has too many oddball TV shows and series, he decided. And what it needs, very urgently, is to land a blockbuster. Specifically, it needs to find its own Game of Thrones-sized hit.

Pretty much every streamer, by the way, has been chasing that ghost, in the wake of the staggering impact of HBO’s landmark fantasy series. But in a sign of how serious Amazon is about actually realizing this ambition, its series — set within the beloved literary universe of J.R.R. Tolkien — had a $450 million budget. Making this, for those of you keeping score, the most expensive TV show ever made. How’s that for a Game of Thrones-ian, fantastical TV universe conjured up from the pages of a classic book series?

Key details

Everyone involved in this Lord of the Rings series, by the way, has kept key details about the show pretty close to the vest.

Production reportedly wrapped in New Zealand on Monday. The first-look photo that Amazon released above is from the premiere, but it’s not known who that image depicts. It’s also not known which characters from the Tolkien book series will be appearing herein. However, we do know that the show will be given a weekly release cadence for new episodes.

From the company’s announcement Monday:

“The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

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