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Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court
- July 13, 2018

If Republican Senators don't break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won't matter. John McCain , R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton's former running mate for tweeting , "Here's what I'm wondering about the #SCOTUSpick: Will Judge Kavanaugh respect rulings to uphold the ACA?" Manchin is one of five Senate Democrats trying to get reelected in November in a state Trump won by double digits. (more...)
Beryl Becomes 'Very Tiny' First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season Beryl Becomes 'Very Tiny' First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season
- July 11, 2018

National Hurricane Center says, however that a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Dominica. However, the storm is forecast to weaken gradually, eventually becoming a trough of low pressure Monday as it moves across the Caribbean Sea. (more...)
Starbucks to stop using plastic straws by 2020 Starbucks to stop using plastic straws by 2020
- July 10, 2018

Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a danger to marine life. For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request. It comes a week after Starbucks's U.S. hometown of Seattle banned single-use plastic straws and utensils at businesses that sell food or drinks in the city. (more...)
Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic
- July 09, 2018

As far as the low-pressure system offshore, it has a 70-percent chance of cyclone development over the next two days, increasing the likelihood of showers and thunderstorms, according to a Friday morning National Hurricane Center weather outlook. (more...)
Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign
- July 06, 2018

If Trump nominates Wheeler to lead the agency in a permanent capacity, a Senate vote would be required. New York's attorney general's office has also battled Pruitt's EPA in court, winning a suit similar to the Adirondack Council's on the same day. (more...)
Nova Scotia adopts new heat warning system Nova Scotia adopts new heat warning system
- July 04, 2018

They planned to visit thousands more as the heat was expected to continue until Friday. The spate of deaths may seem high, but Dr. Mylene Drouin, Montreal's regional director of Public Health, says it could have been much deadlier. However, the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. (more...)
‘Excessive’ heat warning continues through late Saturday for Chicago ‘Excessive’ heat warning continues through late Saturday for Chicago
- July 02, 2018

Monday is expected to see the searing heat and high humidity continue, with temperatures again nearing 100 in New York's capital of Albany. Gusty winds, low relative humidity and high heat will bring the next round of high fire conditions across parts of Northern California and Utah. (more...)
Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee
- July 01, 2018

Trump's statement that two women are included in his shortlist for the position may be meant to neutralize any plans by Democrats to stage an all-out war in the Senate. Most respondents also said they would vote for a candidate who supports stronger workplace protections against sexual harassment and assault, and one who supports paid parental leave. (more...)
Alberto nears the Florida panhandle, bringing rain, gusty winds Alberto nears the Florida panhandle, bringing rain, gusty winds
- May 29, 2018

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued the declaration for all 67 counties in his state. In Taylor County, there were voluntary evacuations for those in coastal zones and beach communities, mobile homes, RV parks and low-lying areas. A tropical storm warning remained in effect for an area stretching from the Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi. The storm was expected to make landfall later Monday. (more...)
Southern US states prepare for Storm Alberto Southern US states prepare for Storm Alberto
- May 28, 2018

This graphic, created by the National Weather Service, shows rainfall potential in the USA gulf region expected from Subtropical Storm Alberto . Residents can expect gusty wind near the coast, isolated tornados and localized flooding from heavy rainfall , the advisory says. (more...)
Moonwalker and space artist Alan Bean dies Moonwalker and space artist Alan Bean dies
- May 28, 2018

She added he died "peacefully . surrounded by those who loved him". Those materials and memories are what Bean brought back from the moon, but he also left something behind - his silver astronaut lapel pin. "We're really here. That's the Earth up there.' And I said it two or three times to myself". His paintings, inspired by space travel, featured lunar boot prints as well as small pieces of his mission patches which were stained by Moon dust. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Be A Battlenet Exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Will Be A Battlenet Exclusive
- May 18, 2018

Furthermore, the company also confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not have a single-player campaign, which got all of a single sentence mention towards the end of the event. However, there is no doubt that players have put less emphasis on these game modes to focus on the multiplayer. Which will include characters spanning the history of the Black Ops series and be playable both solo and in teams. (more...)
S/MIME and PGP Email Encryption Flaws Affecting Millions Discovered by EFF S/MIME and PGP Email Encryption Flaws Affecting Millions Discovered by EFF
- May 15, 2018

The researchers also note that there is no fix for the vulnerability just yet and it is better to not sign off your emails using PGP or S/MIME standards . The Electronic Frontier Foundation , on the other hand, is urging users to disable or uninstall PGP email plugins until the EFail threat is more widely understood. (more...)
Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview Nadal, Thiem on Early Collision Course in Rome; ATP Preview
- May 14, 2018

The No. 5 seed snapped Nadal's 50-set, 21-match winning streak on clay, he ended the Mallorcan's title defence in the Spanish capital and interrupted his reign as world No. I mentioned yesterday that Zverev's level this week has been stunning, and of a world-class level . I don't know if that's a tough player or not. "I'm not going to keep the number one today". (more...)
NASA announces a tiny helicopter will travel to Mars in 2020 NASA announces a tiny helicopter will travel to Mars in 2020
- May 13, 2018

A team of expert designers spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to just 1.8kg (4lbs) or roughly the size of a softball. The views from a helicopter flying across Mars will also provide Nasa with a stellar public relations tool as it seeks worldwide support for sending humans to the planet in the 2030s or later. (more...)
Google Assistant becomes smarter, to get six new voices Google Assistant becomes smarter, to get six new voices
- May 11, 2018

Since it launched in 1997, the company has famously gone from "Garage to Googleplex " by relying on us using its service to search the internet for anything from "today's weather" to "how do I make slime?" But how does that matter to Indian users? These suggestions are based on the context and usage history. (more...)
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 Block 5 SpaceX launches Falcon 9 Block 5
- May 11, 2018

A key part of the mission will be landing the rocket's first-stage booster once it returns to Earth. On board the rocket is the country of Bangladesh's first communications satellite . A second stage COPV apparently ruptured during a pre-launch test September 1, 2016, triggering a catastrophic explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 and its satellite payload and heavily damaged the launch complex. (more...)
The Windows 10 Mail app is getting new Fluent Design density elements The Windows 10 Mail app is getting new Fluent Design density elements
- May 10, 2018

The dark theme for Windows File Explorer matches the rest of Windows's dark user experience, although the version previewed in the Insider build isn't fully featured yet. But the main new feature in 17666 is the "new clipboard experience", which allows users to copy content across devices. After a ton of feedback, Microsoft states, a dark theme is finally making its way to Windows 10 and will initially be available on File Explorer, File Explorer context menu, and Common File ... (more...)
Square Enix has announced its own E3 2018 showcase Square Enix has announced its own E3 2018 showcase
- May 09, 2018

Square Enix has confirmed that they will hold their conference on June 11 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT/6 PM BST . After having a pause of 2 years, Square Enix has chose to make an appearance on the largest annual gaming convention, E3. Several users posted many GIFS and images to convey their curiosity about the material that the video game developer might cover during the presentation. (more...)
24-hour dust, thunderstorm warnings issued in hill states 24-hour dust, thunderstorm warnings issued in hill states
- May 09, 2018

Monday, May 7, night saw dust storms with speeds of about 70 kilometers per hour and the Met office has said that this is likely to continue Tuesday, May 8, as well. An unidentified metro official said trains would run at 40 kilometres per hour on elevated stations if the wind speed was under 90 kilometres per hour. (more...)
Nintendo Looking For 'The Legend Of Zelda' Level Designers Nintendo Looking For 'The Legend Of Zelda' Level Designers
- May 09, 2018

Additionally, considering how popular Breath of the Wild made the Switch, it would make sense to limit this release to a console-specific launch. The candidate will be responsible for game event, dungeon, and field planning, with emphasis on creation and adjustment. (more...)
Microsoft Unveils Two Windows 10 iOS Apps at its Build Conference Microsoft Unveils Two Windows 10 iOS Apps at its Build Conference
- May 08, 2018

For those that use Power BI, there is new support coming for visualizations in Excel; it is now possible to extend custom visuals created for Power BI to be used in Excel. Also now in preview is the Live Share feature for Visual Studio, which makes it simpler for developers to collaborate with fellow team members in real time. (more...)
Sensex opens 50 points lower, Nifty opens flat Sensex opens 50 points lower, Nifty opens flat
- May 05, 2018

Sensex touched a high of 35206.55 and a low of 34847.61 in intra-day trading. The market breadth was weak as 1,779 shares fell and 919 shares rose on the BSE. Provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors sold scrips worth Rs 148.42 crore, and the domestic institutional investors sold stocks worth Rs 578.92 crore. (more...)
InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet
- May 05, 2018

Mars no longer hosts tectonic or volcanic activity, but it is still cooling and shrinking, a process scientist believe causes quakes. This weekend, NASA is launching a machine created to study Mars at a much more fundamental level, helping to fill large gaps in scientists' understanding of the planet's geologic structure, composition and seismic activity. (more...)
United Kingdom government suffers Brexit defeat United Kingdom government suffers Brexit defeat
- May 04, 2018

Mr Davis also suggested that by October it could be possible to get a clear sense of the sort of trade deal which the United Kingdom and European Union will do, which would make the backstop less important. Writing for The Independent on Monday , peers Baroness Hayter, Lord Wallace and Lord Hannay said Parliament must be given the power to decide what happens if May's Brexit deal is rejected. (more...)
Universe Is Finite? Stephen Hawking's Final Theory Published Universe Is Finite? Stephen Hawking's Final Theory Published
- May 03, 2018

The "no boundary theory" implies that the Big Bang would have led to the creation of infinite universes , each exhibiting physical laws that differ from others. "However, the dynamics of eternal inflation wipes out the separation between classical and quantum physics", he continued. "As a effect, Einstein's theory breaks down in eternal inflation". (more...)
Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi gain while global smartphone market declines Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi gain while global smartphone market declines
- May 03, 2018

Analysts parsed the number to give their explanations for the overall decline in the global smartphone market. "However, emerging markets still offer a sizeable opportunity for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to expand and grow as smartphone penetration by users in still around 45%". (more...)
Tom Holland Improvised That AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Scene Tom Holland Improvised That AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Scene
- May 03, 2018

Now he takes center stage, and the superhero convention that is " Avengers: Infinity War " is just unnecessary weight. That's five confirmed MCU movies coming in the next two years. As you can see in the video starting around 40 seconds in, Ruffalo started to say "half" but switched to "everybody". And that is exactly what is given. (more...)
Apple plows United States tax cuts into record share buybacks Apple plows United States tax cuts into record share buybacks
- May 03, 2018

The firm's target is based on 14.9 times its fiscal 2019 EPS target after better than expected earnings, stable iPhone unit shipments and growing revenue through services. Being too reliant on one product has its obvious pitfalls but there are also perhaps "hidden" benefits to generating more sales from the services business. (more...)
Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts
- May 02, 2018

To start a video chat , users tap the revamped camera icon atop a direct Instagram message thread to launch the live chat. Now, when you tap the Share menu while playing a song in Spotify (such as that hot new Bobby Tarantino II mixtape) or viewing a photo or video you took with a GoPro in the GoPro app , you can share the content directly to your story. (more...)
The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199 The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199
- May 02, 2018

Unlike the Oculus Rift or Samsung's GearVR, the Oculus Go is a completely self-contained VR headset, meaning it doesn't need to be plugged into a PC and is not powered by a smartphone. As well as the standard 32GB version for $199, there is also a 64GB model available for $249. We also finally have eyes on the full hardware specs, which only make it more clear that the Oculus Go is the best deal in VR. (more...)
Epic Games' Fortnite Season 4 Arrives With A Bang Epic Games' Fortnite Season 4 Arrives With A Bang
- May 02, 2018

Epic Games released Fortnite's Season 4 update today, adding new cosmetic items and gameplay changes to both the cooperative Save the World and 100-player Battle Royale modes . The Fortnite Battle Royale Season 4 Battle Bundle price is $25 (close to Rs. 1,620). Players will now find gravity-defying Hop Rocks dotted around the crash sites adding a whole new dynamic to the game. (more...)
Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Dating Feature at Developer Conference Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Dating Feature at Developer Conference
- May 02, 2018

Shares in Match Group ( MTCH ), owner of mobile app Tinder , plunged Tuesday after Facebook (FB) announced a new dating layer to its main mobile app. "We need to do more to keep people safe, and we will", but he added that Facebook's primary goal is to "bring people together". Mr Collins has said that Facebook must provide answers after an investigation alleged Cambridge Analytica , a British political campaigns firm, potentially unlawfully acquired and kept information ... (more...)
Ravens draft Lamar Jackson; QB immediately says he'll win Super Bowl Ravens draft Lamar Jackson; QB immediately says he'll win Super Bowl
- April 30, 2018

Sieler became the 193rd draft pick in Ravens history, all made under Newsome. In the 1st round of his final draft as the Ravens' General Manager, Ozzie Newsome pulled out all the stops. "I'm just so blessed to be able to go back to where it all started for me, the same building that I basically grew up in", Brown Jr . said in a statement published by the OU athletic department. (more...)
Snapchat Doubles Down On Spectacles; Introduces Several Upgrades Snapchat Doubles Down On Spectacles; Introduces Several Upgrades
- April 27, 2018

The first version of the Spectacles flopped, and the company had to take a $40 million write down . The sunglasses allow users to record photos, video and audio that can then be transferred to Snapchat for messages to friends. As Digital Trends reports , Spiegel stated in his interview for the Wired magazine that Spectacles were developed separately from the Snapchat app, but that there is the intention, in the future, to pair these two products. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 6X with SD 660 SoC and Dual Rear cameras Launched Xiaomi Mi 6X with SD 660 SoC and Dual Rear cameras Launched
- April 25, 2018

It has a different design and form factor with a smaller battery , a different camera and the latest version of Android. It is rumored to get powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired by three RAM and storage variants, such as 3GB RAM with 32GB storage , 4GB RAM with 64GB memory, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage . (more...)
Amazon launches direct-to-your-ride delivery option Amazon launches direct-to-your-ride delivery option
- April 25, 2018

Starting today, the new service will allow couriers to gain access to customers vehicles utilizing it as a drop off point for their packages to be delivered to them. From the company that brought you the option of letting a courier inside your home comes a new service: package delivery inside your vehicle. Can't get home fast enough for your package delivery? Initially, the delivery-to-trunk service will only be available to Amazon Prime members and will only be compatible with ... (more...)
Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
- April 22, 2018

Apple on Friday announced that the company is rolling out a battery replacement program for select non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company said the issue was not safety-related and that the batteries would be replaced free of charge. (more...)
Syria Says False Alarm Set Off Its Air Defenses Syria Says False Alarm Set Off Its Air Defenses
- April 19, 2018

Near Damascus , pro-regime media had reported that three missiles had been launched at the Damir air base close to the capital. The US has determined that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country, and conducted limited military strikes on Saturday along with Britain and France. (more...)
Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet
- April 19, 2018

Our stellar neighborhood has eight main planetary bodies, but according to an worldwide team of scientists, there could have been another planet in our backyard, one that might have been destroyed at infancy during the chaotic formation of the solar system or in the ensuing years. (more...)
SEGA Announces Shenmue 1 & 2 Remasters SEGA Announces Shenmue 1 & 2 Remasters
- April 18, 2018

The Shenmue 1 & 2 remasters will be landing both digitally and physically on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror. (more...)
Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack
- April 11, 2018

Other popular music videos from the likes of Selena Gomez , Taylor Swift , Katy Perry , Drake , Shakira , and others were also defaced and their thumbnails and titles were changed as well. Guess people will have to take five minutes out of their life when the video is put back up in order to restore the viewership numbers. "Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained", a Vevo spokesperson told The Verge . (more...)
Here's how to watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress this week Here's how to watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress this week
- April 10, 2018

In addition, the news release goes on to add that the possibility of enacting new legislation to restrict companies like Facebook is extremely unlikely. In a Facebook post Monday, Zuckerberg said he hopes the research commission will "draw unbiased conclusions about Facebook's role in elections" and hold the company accountable. (more...)
Thousands of New Ford F-150 Trucks Could Roll Even When Parked Thousands of New Ford F-150 Trucks Could Roll Even When Parked
- April 07, 2018

Is The Stock Safe to Invest? Keeping things in perspective, the economy seems good, and so does earnings growth. Industrials and staples are no slouches for growth either, but they may be well fully-valued for their growth. Furthermore, over the last three months, the stock was able to yield -9.50%. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of F. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (more...)
SnapChat is Releasing Special AR Lenses for iPhone X Users SnapChat is Releasing Special AR Lenses for iPhone X Users
- April 07, 2018

The TrueDepth AR Lenses from Snapchat offers more detailed selfies with 3D objects and it will also follow your face movements in real time. Unlike traditional Lenses that rely on information from a phone's 2D camera to recognize dominant facial features , like a user's eyebrows and mouth, iPhone X Lenses tap into data produced by TrueDepth . (more...)
Fortnite vending machines locations: Your guide to finding them all Fortnite vending machines locations: Your guide to finding them all
- April 06, 2018

And while it might not be the flashiest addition to Battle Royale , the vending machines could have a major impact on the way the game is played. It's likely that other players will start staking them out so they can add to their elimination tallies early on. (more...)
Apple will claim it invented the curved screen soon
- April 06, 2018

As I covered yesterday , touchless gesture control features are reportedly being developed for upcoming iPhones, and Apple is supposedly even testing a new iPhone design that is curved instead of flat, like every iPhone that has been released so far. (more...)
Facebook Live Captures Moment Houston Man is Shot in the Head Facebook Live Captures Moment Houston Man is Shot in the Head
- April 05, 2018

The video has since circulated across the internet, although local news stations have republished edited versions that blur out the group's faces and do not show the shooting. She was previously charged with tampering with evidence after police said she tried to wipe off her hands before testing for gun powder residue. The unidentified male passenger in the vehicle has not been charged. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Set to Receive More DLC Ghost Recon Wildlands Set to Receive More DLC
- April 05, 2018

Each of these updates will have a unique theme, and include new campaign and PvP Ghost War content as well as other tweaks and additions. The first update will drop on April 10 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One , adding the Sabotage Mode alongside five exclusive maps, a new class, plus extra perks and weapons to get your paws on. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming out early to take on iPhone Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming out early to take on iPhone
- April 02, 2018

Last fall, the "boring" iPhone 8 series launched in September, just as expected, while the iPhone X didn't hit stores until early November. Out of these, two iPhones will come with OLED display (5.85-inch and 6.46-inch) and the third one may sport an LCD display (6.04-inch). (more...)

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