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You Can Donate Your Eclipse Glasses To Schools Outside The US You Can Donate Your Eclipse Glasses To Schools Outside The US
- August 23, 2017

Most versions of the eyewear are only certified safe for three years. The organization says on their Facebook page that they'll post additional information on where you can donate your glasses in the next few days. It will be followed by an annular solar eclipse through southern Asia on December 26, 2019. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets safety standards for eclipse glasses, and while glasses with the newest certification can be used indefinitely, some other ... (more...)
Square Enix Hinting At 'Final Fantasy XV' On Nintendo Switch? Square Enix Hinting At 'Final Fantasy XV' On Nintendo Switch?
- August 23, 2017

It's inevitable anymore that when any new title is announced, one of the first questions is, "Is it coming to the Switch?" The video of the PC version is 12 minutes of gameplay footage, in stunning 4K- no other version of Final Fantasy runs at this level. (more...)
HTC Vive Price Drops to $599 HTC Vive Price Drops to $599
- August 22, 2017

Players who purchase the HTC Vive headset bundle will also get a free trial of Viveport Subscription , which allows them to play up to five titles per month free of charge. According to HTC , the price cut will make the virtual reality headset more appealing to customers and businesses that are now looking to enter the virtual reality market. (more...)
GoDaddy pulls neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after offensive article about Charlottesville victim GoDaddy pulls neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after offensive article about Charlottesville victim
- August 16, 2017

After being inundated by tweets from outraged activists, web-hosting company GoDaddy announced it would no longer host the site, saying it had violated its terms of service. Heyer was protesting the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia on Saturday when a 20-year old Neo-Nazi drove his auto into the crowd in an act of domestic terrorism. (more...)
Dunford reassures South Korean allies at Combined Forces Command Dunford reassures South Korean allies at Combined Forces Command
- August 15, 2017

China's Commerce Ministry issued an order on Monday banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and seafood from North Korea , effective from Tuesday. In his most recent phone conversation with Trump a week ago, Moon said "a tragic war should never happen on the Korean peninsula", according to his presidential spokesman. (more...)
Overwatch, is giving a Free-for-all Deathmatch Mode Overwatch, is giving a Free-for-all Deathmatch Mode
- August 12, 2017

Blizzard has modified a number of maps to accommodate these new modes, restricting the play area and tweaking the respawn system to better suit the pace of Deathmatch . Regular Deathmatch is restricted to eight players only, while Team Deathmatch supports the standard 6v6 make up. Add to the modes, Blizzard is also introducing a new map that is exclusively created for deathmatch . (more...)
Benchmark Capital Files Suit Against Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Benchmark Capital Files Suit Against Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
- August 11, 2017

In a blockbuster lawsuit, Uber Technologies Inc. investor Benchmark Capital today sued embattled former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick for fraud and breach of contract and fiduciary duty. Kalanick, Camp and Graves together hold a significant voting stake in Uber . The filing alleges that Kalanick made "material misstatements" and hid crucial information about company problems from the board in order to attain more power there. (more...)
HBO hackers leak GoT personal info and demand ransom
- August 10, 2017

Specifically, the hackers demanded "our 6-month salary in bitcoin", and claimed they earn $12 million to $15 million a year from blackmailing organizations whose networks they have penetrated. This round includes scripts for the first four episodes of the current Game of Thrones season, as well as the script of the yet-to-air fifth episode, all watermarked with the hackers' motto, " HBO is Falling". (more...)
USA warns North Korea to avoid destruction of its people USA warns North Korea to avoid destruction of its people
- August 10, 2017

They evoked President Harry Truman's announcement of the U.S. atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, in which he warned of "a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth". DPRK stands for Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea. On Saturday, for example, members of the U.N. Security Council approved new economic sanctions on the regime. (more...)
Europe, Much Of Russia To Experience Partial Lunar Eclipse On August 7
- August 09, 2017

A big swath of SC will see the eclipse , but one of the best places will be the city of Greenville, which lies in the path of totality. A partial lunar eclipse is pictured beside a building in Berlin, Germany. "Like Mars has these 2 really tiny moons , so if they go across in front of the sun , which they do". -What causes an eclipse to occur? "That is the light passing through the earth's atmosphere on its way to the moon and is known as the penumbral phase of the eclipse ". (more...)
New Device Can Heal Organs In Less Than A Second New Device Can Heal Organs In Less Than A Second
- August 09, 2017

James Lee , professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with Ohio State's College of Engineering in collaboration with Ohio State's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. The device has been undergoing testing on mice and pigs, and has been effective 98 percent of the time, an Ohio State news release said . This breakthrough technology is the first time cells have been reprogrammed in a live body. (more...)
Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday
- August 07, 2017

Raman Planetarium officials said that for Nagpur the penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is hard to discern, will start at 9:20.01pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52.56pm. Given all that, Monday night's partial lunar eclipse might not be a grand treat for skygazers on the same level as the Great American Eclipse two weeks from now. (more...)
India take lead of 498 runs in Galle Test against Sri Lanka India take lead of 498 runs in Galle Test against Sri Lanka
- July 30, 2017

The home side made 245 with Dimuth Karunaratne making 97. It's another Test for us. All other India captains combined had won only four out of 18 Tests in Sri Lanka . In the first session of the match itself the game started slipping away from us. His 6 for 132 in the first innings was also a personal best for Pradeep, who had never previously taken five wickets in an innings. (more...)
Foxconn to build plant in Wisconsin, invest $10B Foxconn to build plant in Wisconsin, invest $10B
- July 29, 2017

In another indication of good news for Wisconsinites, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) said on Twitter Wednesday that he had a big job-related announcement to make at the White House with President Donald Trump . The Trump administration said there is also the potential for future facilities in other states like Illinois, Indiana, and MI. In fact, he has even spoken specifically about getting Apple to manufacture its products in the United States. (more...)
'Apple CEO promised to build three big plants in US' 'Apple CEO promised to build three big plants in US'
- July 28, 2017

Apple factories. It's thought to be more likely that Trump's promise that Apple is building three new factories in the United States actually means Apple's partners will be building these factories, possibly with Apple investment in the locations. (more...)
USB 3.2 Specification Promises USB 3.2 Specification Promises "Double Speed" Using The Same Type-C Connector
- July 27, 2017

The USB-IF and the USB 3.0 Promoter Group have announced USB 3.2, which will be fully unveiled at USB Developer Days 2017 in September. USB 3.2 enables the design of hosts and devices with multi-lane solutions, with up to two lanes of 5Gbps or 10Gbps operation, "effectively doubling the performance across existing cables ", the group said. (more...)
After Moto Z Force, Motorola Set To Launch Motorola Z2 Force After Moto Z Force, Motorola Set To Launch Motorola Z2 Force
- July 26, 2017

Ta-da! Here it is, the Moto Z2 Force , in all its unbreakable* glory. For starters, there's a Snapdragon 835 chip, joining the Galaxy S8, HTC U11 , OnePlus 5 , and Sony Xperia XZ Premium as the only phones to feature the top-of-the-line processor . (more...)
Everything You Missed in the GAME OF THRONES Comic-Con Trailer
- July 24, 2017

I don't think at the foremost of her consciousness is a value system based on how men appreciate her. Melisandre also returns to tell Daenerys about the role the Lord of Light will play, despite Dany's determination to rule the seven kingdoms. (more...)
Angkasa says partial eclipse of the moon to occur August 7 Angkasa says partial eclipse of the moon to occur August 7
- July 22, 2017

Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County will have one small spot of total eclipse , and most of the county will experience about 95 percent eclipse for almost a minute. A little further east, Orient will see a maximum eclipse of about 85.9 percent at 10:26 a.m. KY 91 between Princeton and Hopkinsville is expected to see heavy traffic where several major events are planned and the roadway closely parallels the total eclipse corridor. (more...)
Sensex gains over 100 points; Nifty near 9900 Sensex gains over 100 points; Nifty near 9900
- July 22, 2017

Reliance Industries ended at fresh 9-year high of Rs 1,586.20, up 3.76 percent after Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani announced bonus issue in the proportion of one share for every share held and unveiled the JioPhone with refundable deposit of Rs 1,500 for three years and monthly rental of Rs 153. (more...)
Panthers release OT Michael Oher with failed physical designation Panthers release OT Michael Oher with failed physical designation
- July 22, 2017

What is perhaps surprising is that the Panthers waited so long to make the call to let Oher go. Shortly after his release, Oher tweeted "The Brain is a scary thing". The move to release Oher was made by interim general manager Marty Hurney , who was hired Wednesday. However, he sustained a concussion in the third game of last season and hasn't played since. (more...)
Elon Musk Calls for Outpost on the Moon Elon Musk Calls for Outpost on the Moon
- July 21, 2017

It wasn't long after Elon Musk tweeted he had "verbal government approval" to build an underground Hyperloop from New York City to Washington, D.C. Billionaire Musk said the system would be "city centre to city centre" and go travel more than 300 miles from NY to Washington in 29 minutes. "We're digging a tunnel and it's kinda like sorta its oddly enough a low-stress activity cause like everyone expects it to fail", Musk said. (more...)
Cloudbakers Named Trusted Advisor for Google Hire Cloudbakers Named Trusted Advisor for Google Hire
- July 19, 2017

It is seamlessly integrated with all Google Suite of applications like the Google Calendar , Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs . Hire is the latest product offering from Google to address the talent marketplace. Google has been allowing some organizations to test the app for quite some time now, but the Mountain View company is today opening it up to most - specifically US -based businesses under 1,000 employees - that might want to use it. (more...)
Confirmed: Xiaomi Mi 5X & MIUI 9 Will Be Unveiled On July 26 Confirmed: Xiaomi Mi 5X & MIUI 9 Will Be Unveiled On July 26
- July 19, 2017

The new Mi Max 2 takes inspiration from the Mi6 in terms of the back panel and opts this time for rounded edges which Xiaomi says provides much more comfortable one-handed use. On the rear, we can also find the circular fingerprint sensor . Mi Max 2 is not heavy and can be slid into the back pocket easily. The phone comes with a new MIUI theme and has various shortcuts and tweaks to enhance the everyday user experience. (more...)
NASA release new Pluto flyby video from New Horizons mission NASA release new Pluto flyby video from New Horizons mission
- July 18, 2017

Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the Ralph instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft . New Horizons has moved on from Pluto and is now flying deeper into the Kuiper Belt, a vast area filled with icy bodies out beyond Neptune's orbit. (more...)
Australian Military To Be Given More Power To Tackle Terror Incidents Australian Military To Be Given More Power To Tackle Terror Incidents
- July 17, 2017

In certain circumstances, the military could take charge of responses. The prime minister unveiled a raft of changes on today, including having special forces provide specialised training to local police officers. "We must constantly review and update our responses to the threat of terrorism". He said the proposed measures "will ensure that the ADF is more readily available to respond to terrorism incidents, providing state and territory police with the extra support to call on when they ... (more...)
Mirzakhani, first female 'Nobel Prize for Mathematics' victor, is dead Mirzakhani, first female 'Nobel Prize for Mathematics' victor, is dead
- July 16, 2017

Mirzakhani was 37 when in 2014 she became the first woman to win the prize, which was established in 1936 and is equivalent to the Nobel Prize for mathematics. At the time she was praised for the stunning advances she had made in some of the most complicated areas of the mathematics. The award is given out every four years. (more...)
Juno's fly-by may shed light on a Jupiter mystery Juno's fly-by may shed light on a Jupiter mystery
- July 13, 2017

Juno was launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Great Red Spot has more than just good looks going for it. It all took place at 7:06 p.m. This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter's Great Red Spot. In the meantime, enjoy the latest batch of images provided by Juno , and the savvy photo editors who turned the craft's raw image data into stunning pictures. (more...)
Hospital: Ailing China Nobel laureate in critical condition Hospital: Ailing China Nobel laureate in critical condition
- July 13, 2017

According to the hospital, Liu is suffering from "infectious shock" and " spontaneous peritonitis " as fluids and inflammation build up in his abdomen. "The economy is strong, the military is rising — does China still care about worldwide political opinion?" said Zhang Lifan, a liberal political commentator in Beijing. (more...)
Microsoft launches iPhone app that narrates the world for blind people Microsoft launches iPhone app that narrates the world for blind people
- July 13, 2017

They can point it at a product and the app will tell them what that is. Pointing it at a product's bar code will have the app describing what it is, and even provide additional information about how to use it. "As the research progresses, more channels may be added", the developers say via the app description. This means they can be accessed more quickly and in situations where there's no stable internet connection. (more...)
In A First, China To Slash Military Force By Over 50 Percent In A First, China To Slash Military Force By Over 50 Percent
- July 13, 2017

According to Reuters, China had started the construction of the base in Djibouti past year. The West is concerned that closer ties between Djibouti and China may prompt the African country to impose restrictions on U.S. Beijing also says it will use the base to facilitate military cooperation and joint exercises, as Chinese navy and other services seek to expand their worldwide presence in line with the country's growing economic and political influence. (more...)
Djokovic muscles in on women's quarter-final day Djokovic muscles in on women's quarter-final day
- July 12, 2017

However, the world No. 4 wasn't in a particularly happy mood, regardless of his on-court brilliance, and he found himself in frequent discussions with umpire Bernardes, which often left Djokovic shaking his head - the contents of which I'm sure we'll discover in due course. (more...)
Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Amazon to support UPI-based Payments Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Amazon to support UPI-based Payments
- July 12, 2017

He also said that first, the Quite likely Google would come as their testing is larger or less complete... Google and apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook will have a pervasive presence in India. "Apart from acquiring customers, we have also focussed on enabling our key merchant partners to accept UPI-based payments". Besides, Ola had already integrated UPI on its platform in April this year . (more...)
Unesco recognises Hebron as Palestinian world heritage site
- July 08, 2017

It "regrets" that Israel would not allow inspectors from the International Council on Monuments and Sites, which advises UNESCO on heritage designations, to access the site and acknowledges that as a result, ICOMOS was not able to "fully evaluate" whether the site "unquestionably" merits the designations. (more...)
Doomfist is Definitely Coming to Overwatch Doomfist is Definitely Coming to Overwatch
- July 07, 2017

In addition, Doomfist is able to charge up a rocket punch and generate personal shields when he causes extra damage. - Rising Uppercut - Doomfist punches enemies in front of him up in the air. Even before his release, Overwatch's story is expanding. He's a major part of the Talon leadership, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan said in a Developer's Update-meaning Reaper isn't the sole leader of Talon. (more...)
Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct Details New Features Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct Details New Features
- July 07, 2017

Today's Splatoon 2 Direct showed a lobby system that will be familiar to players of Arms, with avatars visualised on screen as they dance around a virtual room. There's ranked mode, league play, Salmon Run, a single-player campaign and plenty of extras and mini-games in Inkopolis. Just how fresh are you? The basic service, which includes online gameplay and voice chat (for designated games), will remain free until the paid version debuts next year. (more...)
Apple Inc.'s Epic iPhone 8 Fingerprint Fail Apple Inc.'s Epic iPhone 8 Fingerprint Fail
- July 04, 2017

It sports an nearly bezel-less display (barring the top lip), 3D front camera with facial recognition, and elevated sound quality. But Ming-Chi Kuo apparently expects that the firm will not be able to pull the engineering feat off - meaning Touch ID could disappear from the front of the iPhone for the first time since its introduction in the iPhone 5s in 2013 (though it will not be removed entirely). (more...)
Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US
- June 28, 2017

In Ukraine , the power grid, banks and government offices were hit, leading the country's prime minister to call the breach, "unprecedented". Some IT specialists identified the newcomer as "Petrwrap", a modified version of ransomware called Petya which circulated a year ago. (more...)
Khloe Kardashian Goes Glam for Surprise Birthday Party Khloe Kardashian Goes Glam for Surprise Birthday Party
- June 27, 2017

A writer on the show said the "Dad + Mom" reference was simply another version of the "goals" hashtag now in the zeitgeist. The lovebirds have seemingly been inseparable ever since becoming romantically involved previous year, with Kardashian often traveling to Cleveland for her man's basketball games. (more...)
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...)

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