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Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House
- June 24, 2017

Others are angrier about the off-camera press briefings that the White House hosts, tweeting in frustration about the lack of public access, another part of the administration's plan to drive reporters insane. The lawsuit points to a tweet Trump posted on May 12 that suggested he had recordings of his conversations with Comey. I mean, tell me what's the White House's explanation? What's more, Spicer excluded journalists from outlets that the president lumps into the "fake news" ... (more...)
Gyms, Raids and Legendary Pokemon Gyms, Raids and Legendary Pokemon
- June 20, 2017

The developer's idea of gifting gamers with codes to the Legendaries after actively using the new gym system is also a pretty great way to get more players to use the new system, and to get back into the game. The gym system has been a point of contention ever since Pokemon Go came out. As the Pokemon's motivation drops, its CP drops too, meaning a Pokemon will get progressively weaker and weaker the longer it is in a gym. (more...)
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
- June 20, 2017

The planet candidates, announced this afternoon by the U.S. space agency, are in the final catalogue from Kepler's survey of the patch of sky in our galaxy known as the Cygnus constellation . In the search for life, Fulton believes it will be better to focus on super-Earths. This sharpens the dividing line between potentially habitable planets and those that are inhospitable to life as we know it, the researchers said. (more...)
Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case
- June 20, 2017

The state's lawyers said the districts were compact and neatly drawn. The issue will be briefed and argued in the Supreme Court term that begins in October. Under the approach, developed by two University of Chicago professors, every voter packed into a district above the threshold needed to elect a candidate from his party creates a "surplus" vote. (more...)
Al Jazeera claims suspension of its Arabic channel Twitter account
- June 19, 2017

The UAE foreign minister, Anwar Gargash, said that his country and its allies did not trust Qatar to change its behaviour and end support for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia said yesterday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighboring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is "not needed". (more...)
Quantum Internet Is One Step Closer Quantum Internet Is One Step Closer
- June 18, 2017

Preliminary research included ground-based studies of bi-directional entangled photon pair distribution through a two-link terrestrial free-space channel, over 600m, 13km, and 102km, with an ~80dB effective channel loss. This test, set in motion when #China launched a specialized quantum satellite dubbed Micius previous year, was able to distribute the entanglement photons across a distance of more than 1,200 km. (more...)
Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation
- June 18, 2017

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president over a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. 'Americans should be be skeptical about anonymous allegations , ' Rosenstein continued. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the tweet. (more...)
Uber loses another top executive Emil Michael
- June 15, 2017

Full view will be published shortly. Uber's second in command, Emil Michael , the company's senior vice president for business and a close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick , is leaving the company Monday as was predicted by several news sources over the weekend. (more...)
E3 2017: Nintendo Announces 'Metroid Prime 4' For Switch
- June 14, 2017

Additionally, new to Metroid: Samus Returns are enemies that have all new behaviors and attack patterns that fit in line with the new 360 aiming mechanics. However, considering how long it has been since the last game this is definitely more than enough to make fans of the series ecstatic. Likewise, the release date remains a mystery, although it's extremely unikely that it will be released until at least late 2018. (more...)
Destiny 2 Gets New Story-Based Trailer, PlayStation Exclusive Goodies
- June 13, 2017

Sadly, the release date for the PC version of Destiny 2 was not revealed. This highly anticipated FPS/MMO hybrid has already obtained a massive following due to the insane success of the original Destiny . It ends on July 23. At E3 2017, Sony announced Destiny 2 PS4 exclusives. Specifically, PlayStation 4 players will get a timed exclusive until at least fall 2018 - or roughly. (more...)
Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators
- June 13, 2017

Now, developers will have to use the API for their app review protocols no matter what, instead of being able to set up their own custom systems. And, it will be possible to disable these review prompts entirely starting in iOS 11 . One anti-virus app told him its cost US$99.99 for a seven-day subscription. People have been annoyed by app review prompts for years, and this update seems to remedy the problem. (more...)
Skyrim Will Be Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall Skyrim Will Be Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall
- June 12, 2017

It's implied that in this chest, the player acquired a BOTW Link outfit, along with a Master Sword and shield. Also, there's mention that even Link's Hyalian shield will be accessible to " Skyrim " players. This bit was actually showcased in the new teaser trailer for the game. Bethesda also confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch will include all official add-ons: namely being Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. (more...)
Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11
- June 08, 2017

When it's time to upgrade to the final public version of iOS 11 , it will be straightforward and free, and the new operating system comes with some exciting new updates . And when you use Slide Over or Split View, both apps will stay active so you can work with them simultaneously. The iPad Pro has been made available in a third size as Apple attempts to strengthen its hold on the tablet market. (more...)
NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants
- June 08, 2017

The university announced in May that it was part of a research team selected by NASA to "explore transformative system-level aviation innovations as part of NASA Aeronautics' University Leadership Initiative". Naval Academy. Dominick was at sea on the USS Ronald Reagan, serving as department head for Strike Fighter Squadron 115, when he got the call saying he'd been selected as an astronaut candidate . (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 06, 2017

In other words, if most of the hardware is indeed confirmed, it'll be Apple's most packed WWDC in a long time. On the software front, we can expect the first developer preview for iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 - with the biggest new features of each highlighted in the keynote. (more...)
India launches heaviest rocket into space India launches heaviest rocket into space
- June 06, 2017

India Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest home-made rocket GSLV MkIII-D1 billed as the "Naughty boy" of Space Agency ISRO carrying communication satellite GSAT-19. In case of successful test the rocket used to launch manned spacecraft. After its separation from the GSLV-Mk III, the GSAT - 19 will use its own propulsion system to reach its geostationary orbital home. (more...)
Climate expert, religious community concerned about potential United States withdrawal from Paris Agreement
- June 02, 2017

A White House official told the Associated Press there might be "caveats in the language" regarding the withdrawal from the accord, leaving open the possibility that the withdrawal may not be final and permanent. American allies around the world have sounded public warnings over the consequences of withdrawing from the agreement , seeing nations including China and Russian Federation restate their commitments. (more...)
The Man Who Created Android Just Released a New Smartphone The Man Who Created Android Just Released a New Smartphone
- May 31, 2017

When you're not using the 360 degree camera attachment there is a 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology. The first thing you notice in photos of the high-end device is the screen: It takes up nearly the entire front face, going so close to the edge it curves around the selfie camera. (more...)
Sony finally ends PS3 production in Japan Sony finally ends PS3 production in Japan
- May 31, 2017

There's no word on when the same will occur in the west. While this does mark the end of sales in Japan, there is no word on when or if PS3 shipments will end in the US, Canada or the other big gaming markets. Since E3 2017 is just around the corner, there are chances that Sony will add predecessors of the upcoming games to the PS Plus free games library. (more...)
At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians
- May 29, 2017

Haley said last week that the USA administration would continue to support countries on the front line of the refugee crisis. Haley says a lack of coordination among aid agencies has led to duplication of efforts and inefficiencies as Syria's civil war drags into its seventh year. (more...)
Is Apple going to ditch the iPad mini?
- May 20, 2017

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be seeing more than software announcements as reports have surfaced that new MacBooks will be revealed at the event. It has been nearly seven years since Apple last redesigned the MacBook Air. Last fall, Apple launched new MacBook Pros with a touchscreen integrated into the keyboard. (more...)
Largest Indian bank's profit surges as loan provisions fall Largest Indian bank's profit surges as loan provisions fall
- May 20, 2017

The public sector bank had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 1,263.81 crore in the same period a year ago. The bank's NII for the quarter increased by 22 per cent QoQ to Rs 18071 crore in Q4FY17 as compared to Rs14751 crore in Q3FY17. (more...)
OnePlus is partnering with DxOmark OnePlus is partnering with DxOmark
- May 19, 2017

As expected, the Chinese company has succumbed to tetraphobia, a superstition widespread throughout East Asia that associates the number four with bad luck. Speaking about the announcement, Etienne Knauer, SVP of Sales and Marketing at DxO, said: "OnePlus has always been one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry, and we are proud to partner with them and support their exciting mobile photography strategy". (more...)
Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal
- May 19, 2017

After a hip injury kept him out half of the 2015 season, Blount had an fantastic year in 2016. That said, he averaged just 3.9 yards-per-carry, which was the second lowest total of his career. We have to wait and see the contract structure for Blount because it is likely to be heavily incentive-driven. Well, it's basically the same logic I just used predicting Blount scoring under 10 rushing touchdowns in 2017. (more...)
Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russian Federation ties Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russian Federation ties
- May 18, 2017

The former acting attorney general also noted that the White House was being misleading when they say that Don McGahn didn't get full access to the Flynn information until February 2. He didn't mention any talk of sanctions. "This was a serious compromise situation". Several federal courts eventually blocked the ban (and its revised follow-up) from being enforced and Yates herself also instructed the Department of Justice not to defend the ban, citing its unconstitutionality. (more...)
The Avril Lavigne Death Hoax That Won't Die The Avril Lavigne Death Hoax That Won't Die
- May 18, 2017

In a sequence of narration and side-by-side photos, @givenchyass made the case for why the Avril Lavigne of today is actually Melissa Vandella . Social researcher Lauren Rosewarne from the University of Melbourne said conspiracy theories that blow up over the internet were based on the same formula as a "chain letter". (more...)
Apple Wants MacBook Owners To Upgrade More Often Apple Wants MacBook Owners To Upgrade More Often
- May 17, 2017

The new MacBook Pro 2017 is believed to come with Intel Kaby Lake processor, although rumors claim that Apple may likely choose the new Intel Cannonlake chipsets. The new MacBook Pro will look much like the previous model and will mostly differ in internal architecture. Apple could be rolling out new Mac notebooks based on Intel's latest processors later this year. (more...)
Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs
- May 17, 2017

More than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries have been infected by the ransomware which originated in the United Kingdom and Spain on Friday before spreading globally. Senior security staff held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency were trying to identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack , said the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity to the news agency to discuss ... (more...)
Samsung working on a mysterious high-end flip phone Samsung working on a mysterious high-end flip phone
- May 16, 2017

According to The Investor , there is still no word on the official release date and exact pricing details for the flip phone. Along with the latest version of Android, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets come as the manufacturer intended. (more...)
Renault, Nissan Plants Shut Down After Ransomware Cyber Attack Renault, Nissan Plants Shut Down After Ransomware Cyber Attack
- May 16, 2017

Reports say production had been halted at Renault's Sandouville plant in northern France and its Novo Mesto facility in Slovenia. To access this content simply register belownow. They declined to comment on their cybersecurity policies. Nissan UK's unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack, spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said. Renault didn't pay a ransom, the spokesman said. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool can handle the pressure
- May 15, 2017

In addition, in the first round match of the current championship, dated December 11 past year, Liverpool did not cope with West Ham by drawing a 2: 2 draw . 6 role. From the resulting counter attack, Wijnaldum set up Coutinho who smashed home his second of the game. "We have two games and have it in our own hands to stay where we are now - and we will give our best to achieve this". (more...)
Giro: Thomas involved in nasty crash Giro: Thomas involved in nasty crash
- May 15, 2017

Quintana dedicated his victory to 2011 Giro champion Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision with a van while training last month. "The motorbike shouldn't have been there, frankly, I think we all see that", said Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford after the stage. (more...)
'Minecraft: Switch Edition' Updates: Joy-Con Limitations For Nintendo Switch Revealed
- May 14, 2017

As per the report from Fortune, Nintendo stated that it will declare new details and the initially playable demo of its profoundly expected game Super Mario Odyssey. The tournament is composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, and will find teams participating in the first-ever global Splatoon 2 competition. (more...)
Cyber attack: Two Indonesian hospitals, German rail operator affected Cyber attack: Two Indonesian hospitals, German rail operator affected
- May 14, 2017

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked evidence of the agency's data collection program in 2013, has spoken out on Twitter to criticize the NSA for building this "dangerous attack tool". Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities, forcing ambulances to divert and hospitals to postpone operations. (more...)
US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing
- May 13, 2017

The pair will move through the Quest airlock to replace an avionics box used for science experiments, while also installing a connector to route data through the alpha magnetic spectrometer. Fischer's enthusiasm for the beauty of the Earth beneath him was apparent throughout the spacewalk. During earlier preparations, a small amount of water leaked from the connection point between an umbilical hose and Fischer's suit. (more...)
China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system
- May 12, 2017

While taking the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he's open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions. Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea is preparing for its sixth nuclear test. The deployment of THAAD was agreed a year ago by South Korea's previous administration after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space. (more...)
BMW 8 Series Coupe teaser BMW 8 Series Coupe teaser
- May 12, 2017

The F30 BMW 3 Series has been enhanced with new, standard equipment as part of a sweeping update to the company's model line-up. Today is a very good day. "It will be a genuine sports coupe". When it will arrive, it will command a significant premium over the 7 Series given its flagship status. Only one auto has borne the 8 Series mantle before-the big grand tourer built from 1989 to 1999 that famously came in V8 or V12 flavors. (more...)
Gas prices take a mid spring dive Gas prices take a mid spring dive
- May 09, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 9.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. The state's cheapest gasoline, $2.64 a gallon, was reported in Anchorage. In February, gas prices were 54 cents higher than the year before, now the difference is down to 16 cents. (more...)
Tyson Foods profit falls as plant fires hurt production Tyson Foods profit falls as plant fires hurt production
- May 09, 2017

Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in shares of Tyson Foods during the third quarter worth $763,000. The Forward Management Llc holds 361,649 shares with $5.00M value, down from 443,515 last quarter. Jefferies analysts said in a note that after adjusting for charges related to chicken plant fires, second-quarter fiscal 2017 results were "better than feared". (more...)
Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't play against Arsenal May 7
- May 08, 2017

Small wonder Mourinho and Wenger are not snarling. That is not normal. Arsene Wenger says managers must be "careful" when criticising their own players and "control what you say". Jose Mourinho had to wait for Arsene Wenger to emerge from the tunnel before kick-off and greeted the Frenchman with a fairly terse handshake. With the club without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it may be down to the youngster once again to come up with the goods on Sunday - unless he is one of the ... (more...)
Hulu renews 'The Handmaid's Tale' for a second season Hulu renews 'The Handmaid's Tale' for a second season
- May 08, 2017

Hulu releases new episodes every Wednesday . The same passivity Offred displays feels similar to the ignorance of privileged Americans before the election, and like the theocratic takeover in "The Handmaid's Tale", the election served as a catalyst for those Americans to wake up and realize that passivity is no longer an option. (more...)
Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm
- April 26, 2017

Teaming up with friends will not only unlock a number of cosmetic items and special mounts to use in Heroes of the Storm , but also new skins and stuff for use in Overwatch too. Starting with the second week, players can not complete their matches in Versus AI, unfortunately. It'll be kind of hard to miss the prompt to do so once you're inside Heroes of the Storm but, at the same time, there are a bunch of pop-ups for other rewards presented one after another , so I could see how some ... (more...)
Worker kills supervisor in shooting at Dallas office building Worker kills supervisor in shooting at Dallas office building
- April 25, 2017

People were evacuated from the building, while heavily armed police were seen running on streets near the building. WFAA-TV is reporting that the shooting happened just after 10 a.m. Police were called to an active-shooter situation at about 10:45 a.m.in a building near Interstate 635 and US 75, said Randy Blankenbaker, a Dallas assistant police chief, at a news conference Monday afternoon. (more...)
Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off
- April 24, 2017

The two men aboard the spacecraft are Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ( NASA ) astronaut Jack Fischer. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is teaming with NASA and the White House to recognize Dr. Whitson's impressive achievements and provide videos, podcasts, and other materials that can help your students' growth in STEM. (more...)
Trump welcomes Patriots to White House; Brady no-shows Trump welcomes Patriots to White House; Brady no-shows
- April 24, 2017

The New York Times first pointed out the stark difference between photographs of the event this year, and those from 2015, the last time the Patriots won the Super Bowl . Trump's welcome to the team was coming hours after the news from MA prisons officials that ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders eclipse S7
- April 23, 2017

It is of course too early to determine numerous specifications, but it has been reported that likely the S9 will also be available as 5.8 and 6.2-inch screen models. "Our newest product, the Galaxy S8 , will change the existing smartphone paradigm". Recently, Samsung has slashed the prices of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in India, and they are now retailing for Rs. (more...)
Galaxy S8 owners can upload 100000 songs to Google Play Music Galaxy S8 owners can upload 100000 songs to Google Play Music
- April 23, 2017

Google Play Music is not just an app, it's an ecosystem. Finally, Google Play Music will be integrated seamlessly into Bixby, so all music-related commands that don't specify a different app will go through Google Play Music by default. We have yet to learn anything about the phone's battery and confirm the Galaxy J5 (2017) will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. On Friday, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were officially launched in Korea, the U.S. (more...)
White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill
- April 23, 2017

Murmurs Thursday morning of a compromise bill between the Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group - the far-right and centrist House Republican Groups, respectively - were tempered a few hours later. But Congress must pass a budget by April 28 that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends September 30, and insurers worry the cost-sharing program will be defunded. (more...)
China's cargo spacecraft docks with orbital laboratory for 1st time China's cargo spacecraft docks with orbital laboratory for 1st time
- April 23, 2017

Global mainstream media have hailed China's successful launch of its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, which has docked with a space lab. Minutes later, as the spacecraft cleared the atmosphere, the mission was declared a success by administrators at ground control on the outskirts of the capital, Beijing. (more...)
How to watch the Champions League How to watch the Champions League
- April 23, 2017

Wednesday's second leg takes place at Monaco's Stade Louis II , with the Ligue 1 club aiming to reach a first Champions League semifinal since 2004, when they went on to lose in the final to Porto. I can not expect everyone else to deal as I am, which is why we have to be very careful in how we criticise the players. "Tonight it worked out fine and we qualified for the semi-finals". (more...)

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