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I'll make $300M in 36 minutes for McGregor fight I'll make $300M in 36 minutes for McGregor fight
- August 18, 2017

The lighter gloves have less padding over the knuckles and are believed to favour the heavier puncher. "Even though we are making this one fight exception, until our study is complete - it appears that the Chairman and the Commissioners are not going to approve anymore fights above 147lbs with eight ounce gloves until we complete the study". (more...)
Google Pixel and Nexus smartphones to get Android 8.0 on August 21 Google Pixel and Nexus smartphones to get Android 8.0 on August 21
- August 16, 2017

As per the latest reports, Google Pixel 2 series, like its predecessors, is coming in two variants. The Pixel 2 could have the same two-tone metal and glass back like we saw in Google Pixel . More hints and clues about the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones have made their way on to the web. The FCC listing, besides revealing the aforementioned details, also revealed the smartphone to sport touch-sensitive side bezels, which will be going by the moniker " Active Edge ". (more...)
Elon Musk's AI bot beats world-class gamers at Dota 2 Elon Musk's AI bot beats world-class gamers at Dota 2
- August 13, 2017

Artificial Intelligence from Elon Musk's startup OpenAI made a surprise appearance at the World's biggest Dota 2 tournament. Today we played Dendi on mainstage at The International , winning a best-of-three match. Then, Brockman said, it was time to put the bot to the test at The International, which is Dota 2's world championship. "This guy is scary", Dendi repeated during play as the bot whittled down his health. (more...)
HTC cuts the cord on VR with a Snapdragon-powered HTC cuts the cord on VR with a Snapdragon-powered
- July 30, 2017

Not a lot of details were revealed, except that we know Vive Standalone uses WorldMotion Tracking, supports Google Daydream and Viveport (interestingly though, not a single word in the press release mentioned Google , or Daydream ). (more...)
Billings teacher and NASA ambassador will deliver eclipse talk Billings teacher and NASA ambassador will deliver eclipse talk
- July 29, 2017

The most recent total solar eclipse in the lower 48 of the US was in 1979. However for those under the "path of totality "-a 70-mile-wide diagonal band running from OR through Kansas and Tennessee and ending in South Carolina-there will be a period of about two to three minutes of total darkness, happening between about 10:15 a.m. (more...)
SeaWorld's baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies SeaWorld's baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies
- July 26, 2017

SeaWorld San Antonio's three-month-old orca whale calf Kyara died Monday of apparent pneumonia, the theme park announced. Following news of Kyara's death, a group of protesters joined Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell in a takeover of SeaWorld's "Orca Encounter" show on Monday, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which called for a boycott of SeaWorld. (more...)
SDCC: New Trailer For Game of Thrones Season Seven
- July 24, 2017

Game of Thrones had its season seven debut this past Sunday, but there are still six episodes to go. Notably missing were the show's biggest stars, like Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, as well as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. (more...)
Volatility In Oil Market Could Affect 2017 Budget Implementation - Kachikwu Volatility In Oil Market Could Affect 2017 Budget Implementation - Kachikwu
- July 14, 2017

India's International Olympic Committee bought its first sour crude oil cargo from the US last week. "Hopefully, in the next two to three months we can see how predictable the production return has been and then can say we feel stabilized and need to make the corresponding cuts", Kachikwu told reporters. (more...)
KFC teams up with Huawei to release limited edition smartphone KFC teams up with Huawei to release limited edition smartphone
- July 13, 2017

Everything on KFC Ltd .is produced in limited-edition quantities. The partnership between one of China's biggest electronics firms and the fast food behemoth marks KFC's 30th anniversary in the region - a momentous occasion forever immortalised on each device with KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders' iconic image and an inscription which roughly translates to "Hello 1987" on the phone's rear. (more...)
Microsoft's new plan to bring broadband to everyone in the US Microsoft's new plan to bring broadband to everyone in the US
- July 12, 2017

Microsoft is creating a Rural Airband Initiative that will invest in partnerships with telecommunications companies to create 12 projects in 12 states over the next 12 months. Microsoft will announce the new project in a speech at Washington D.C., according to the Seattle Times , which broke the news. To make it work, Microsoft says the FCC will have to guarantee that these buffer zones remain available nationwide - and make even more such zones available in rural areas. (more...)
MLB Home Run Derby MLB Home Run Derby
- July 11, 2017

CNHI Sports Boston's baseball writer, Chris Mason, is on hand to write about baseball's annual hitters showcase. For Monday's Home Run Derby Stanton will be the No. Bellinger is third in the NL in home runs right now with 25 through 70 games. Moustakas doesn't grab the headlines, but he's put together 25 home runs, good for a tie with the Astros' George Springer for second in the majors. (more...)
Atlantic Trust LLC Has $142000 Position in Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Atlantic Trust LLC Has $142000 Position in Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
- July 11, 2017

SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 394 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 364 shares during the period. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The firm had revenue of $2.70 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.56 billion. (more...)
Celtics Trade Avery Bradley Celtics Trade Avery Bradley
- July 08, 2017

Bradley, who has spent all seven of his National Basketball Association seasons in Boston , is in the past year of his contract, at $8,808,898. He is widely believed to be the top free agent available in the market, thanks to his youth and two-way style of play. (more...)
Andy Murray pulls out of second match at Hurlingham with sore hip
- July 02, 2017

Andy Murray's preparations for the defence of his Wimbledon title have been dealt a blow after he withdrew from his last warm-up match. However, the decision was reportedly called as a precaution, with Murray still plotting to appear in the second match against an as-yet-unnamed opponent on Friday. (more...)
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
- June 28, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had revised the online social network's mission statement - saying its all about community. Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users. There are as many Facebook users now as there were humans alive in 1927. Facebook Inc shares were trading at $151.80 per share on Tuesday afternoon, down $1.79 (-1.17%). (more...)
Google Stops Scanning Personal Emails for Ad Data Google Stops Scanning Personal Emails for Ad Data
- June 28, 2017

This decision, Green said, will bring Gmail ads in line with how it personalises ads for other Google products. Gmail now ranks as the world's largest email service, which might possibly indicate that most people did not care about Google's scanning methods. (more...)
Google's Pixel 2 may not feature thinner design or water-resistance Google's Pixel 2 may not feature thinner design or water-resistance
- June 27, 2017

The " Taimen " device ( Pixel 2 XL) is said to have its display of 1440p by LG, a 128GB of memory and its bezels will be shrunk. It will also be powered by the same Snapdragon 835 SoC and pair it with 4GB of RAM and a humble 64GB of internal storage. (more...)
Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Monday
- June 25, 2017

Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month. Saudi Arabia and other Western countries will begin their quest for the Shawwal moon on Saturday. Regardless, Eid al-Fitr is a celebration and a chance to spend time with family and friends. Ramadan in India , Pakistan , Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries had begun a day later than the Arab states and hence Muslims in these countries have till Saturday ... (more...)
ETMarkets After Hours: Nifty skids as profit taking hits auto, bank stocks ETMarkets After Hours: Nifty skids as profit taking hits auto, bank stocks
- June 24, 2017

Nifty broke below the 9,600-mark. It swung 267.24 points during the session. Nifty also closed in on 9,700 in Thursday's afternoon trade after which the erosion started which continued till Friday. The decline in both these indices was higher than the Sensex's decline in percentage terms. In broader markets, the BSE Mid-Cap index provisionally fell 1.21 per cent. (more...)
Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'
- June 22, 2017

Amazon is expected to be disruptive to all retailers when it enters Australia, and could lead to a faster push in food delivery and lower prices. Amazon agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion on Friday. Whole Foods has more than 460 brick-and-mortar stores, which will boost Amazon's physical store presence in the battle for consumer food budgets. (more...)
South Korea President Details Plans to Exit Nuclear Power South Korea President Details Plans to Exit Nuclear Power
- June 20, 2017

Moon, who campaigned on an anti-nuclear policy, said another reactor, whose lifespan was extended by 10 years to 2022, would be decommissioned as soon as possible. South Korea is also one of the few countries that have exported its nuclear reactor technology, an area once seen by some of its construction companies as a new cash cow. (more...)
Forecasters warn Florida Panhandle to keep watch for tropical storm
- June 20, 2017

Gulf Coast meteorologist Rocco Calaci says the system is likely to develop into Tropical Storm Bret in the Gulf and weaken as it interacts with the shoreline. At best, this system could strengthen into a Tropical Storm but the real threat will be flooding. Total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are now expected over the Windward Islands Monday through Wednesday. (more...)
Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar
- June 19, 2017

Speaking in London, on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to respond to what he claimed were global and regional calls for it to halt its support for "extremism and terrorism". "The external current account deficit could remain at around 2% of GDP as the sharp fall in travel and transport related service receipts due the prolonged travel bans of neighbors and airspace closures", said Boban Markovic, Research Analyst at IIF. (more...)
Remake Of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga For 3DS Launches October 6th Remake Of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga For 3DS Launches October 6th
- June 15, 2017

The game that launched the Mario & Luigi series returns looking better than ever before. During Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream, the company unveiled Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions for Nintendo 3DS . It's an entirely new story campaign that focuses on a minor player in the original story, Captain Goomba. Actually called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser in-game, this new game mode puts players in the role of Bowser's goons as they try to find their missing ... (more...)
Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
- June 11, 2017

Now, he's giving that title to LeBron James , 32, of the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Cavaliers need to win Game 3 to have any shot at getting back into this series. Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most . Durant casually took the ball up the floor and dribbled straight into a three-point dagger over LeBron James - a shot Durant said post-game that he had been practising for his entire life. (more...)
Battlefront 2 full Theed multiplayer video from EA Play Battlefront 2 full Theed multiplayer video from EA Play
- June 11, 2017

Since then, it has been radio silence - until today, that is. The game was first teased previous year in a short video but it's worth noting that the publisher never confirmed we'd be seeing it. In a move seemingly inspired by the Fight Night series (and Federation Internationale de Football Association 17's Journey mode), the game will include a story-driven mode. (more...)
9 killed, thousands displaced in South African storms 9 killed, thousands displaced in South African storms
- June 09, 2017

The town mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies, described the fires as the worst in decades. "We are thinking the firefighter at this moment". Three people were killed in the Eden District municipality, an area popular with tourists east of Cape Town , while four others died in a fire sparked by lightning, said James Brent-Styan, spokesman for the Western Cape regional government. (more...)
Patty Jenkins still not signed for 'Wonder Woman 2'
- June 08, 2017

With Jenkins now a proven commodity, she could potentially demand a much higher payday to come back for another film. And if all of that wasn't enough, in 2012, Zehner wrote a 70-page report on why Wonder Woman deserved her own movie. (more...)
OECD Sees World Economic Growth At 6-year High
- June 08, 2017

Meanwhile, the OECD has forecast USA growth of 2.1 per cent this year and 2.4 per cent in 2018, a downgrade from its March prediction when it forecast a 2.4 per cent rise in United States growth this year, and 2.8 per cent for 2018. "The stronger policy-driven demand growth in China and many other Asian economies that is helping to underpin the modest global upturn projected in 2017 and 2018 can not be sustained indefinitely", the OECD said. (more...)
Apple Watch to enhance fitness monitoring using NFC tag reading
- June 07, 2017

Finally, the Apple Watch can now be paired with select gym equipment so data is more reliable and accurate. The company is expected to make several exciting announcements surrounding popular products in the Apple family including the introduction of the Apple Watch 3 . (more...)
Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time
- June 02, 2017

Scientists have observed one of the most powerful astronomical events ever seen - the collision of two giant black holes to form an even larger black hole. "When an optical source potentially related to the LIGO event was discovered, the CZTI team joined hands with the global GROWTH collaboration to study it. (more...)
Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico
- May 29, 2017

Sanchez said: "I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup , happy for the players, now I don't know". Pinpointing Wenger's decision to switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory, Ramsey said: "Of course I want him to stay at club". (more...)
DJI's New $499 Spark Drone Looks Fun as Hell DJI's New $499 Spark Drone Looks Fun as Hell
- May 28, 2017

For those using the remote control, if the battery gets low or connection is lost, the user can press Return to Home (RTH) button, and Spark will be back home. DJI says these features allow Spark to hover accurately with vision system assistance at up to 98 feet and sense obstacles from up to 16 feet away. (more...)
Company recalling more than 25000 child vehicle seats Company recalling more than 25000 child vehicle seats
- May 25, 2017

A top manufacturer of child auto sear products is recalling harness restraints. The 25,494 Graco My Ride 65 seats recalled were produced between May and August 2014. Graco said it will notify owners who are registered owners of the vehicle seats. If your model meets the recall requirement, owners can contact Graco consumer services at 1-800-345-4109. (more...)
Xbox One Backward Compatibility List: Three More Titles Added, but With Caveat Xbox One Backward Compatibility List: Three More Titles Added, but With Caveat
- May 24, 2017

Players will also be able to download a multiplayer DLC pack for Phantom Dust which was released a week ago on Xbox One and Windows PC. Taken together, June will include more than $94 worth of games with 4000 gamerscore up for grabs. Earlier this month, Hryb also announced via Twitter that the Xbox One is holding a Super Sale. Microsoft has revealed that Watch Dogs and Speedrunners will be heading the Xbox Games with Gold program for June. (more...)
North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile
- May 23, 2017

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter U.S. David Wright, an expert on North Korea's missiles and nuclear program with the Union of Concerned Scientists , said the latest missile could have flown farther but was sacked on a "lofted" trajectory, which sends the missile high up so that it will land in the open seas rather than flying over or splashing down near ... (more...)
Former Playboy playmate facing jail over naked Snapchat Former Playboy playmate facing jail over naked Snapchat
- May 17, 2017

The 29-year-old Mathers faced widespread criticism after she shared the photo on Snapchat in July 2016 with the caption: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either". Mathers' lawyer Dana Cole argued that the elderly woman in Mathers' photo was not identifiable and that it took the police hours to figure out who she was. (more...)
Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster
- May 13, 2017

Google thinks it finally has the solution for updates with something called Project Treble that will arrive first in Android O. Essentially, a new " Vendor interface " will contain all of the low-level software for a device - like the chipset drivers. (more...)
Found: A Giant Decomposing Sea Creature Found: A Giant Decomposing Sea Creature
- May 13, 2017

A Facebook post from Mbs Sangadji included multiple photos and said locals are trying to get government officials or a research institution to help get rid of the remains. Whatever it is, the 15 metre-long carcass is pretty disgusting and was still bleeding a day after it was found , according to local media. The massive pile of decomposing flesh measures nearly 50 feet long and has washed up onto the shore. (more...)
Sensex Surges To Record High
- May 12, 2017

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 30,016.04 points - crossing the important 30,000-mark - and a low of 29,877.41 points during the day's trade. Indian shares eked out marginal gains on Thursday as two-wheeler manufacturers advanced on bets stronger monsoon rains would boost farm incomes, helping spur demand for motorcycles and scooters in rural markets. (more...)

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