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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 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
- 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...)
Hundreds Take to Connecticut Streets for May Day Protest Hundreds Take to Connecticut Streets for May Day Protest
- May 09, 2017

At the White House gates, they demanded "Donald Trump has got to go!" According to Reuters, several thousand also assembled in Washington's Dupont Circle to take part in a rally procession to Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. (more...)
Moto Z2 Play to sacrifice battery life for slimmer body Moto Z2 Play to sacrifice battery life for slimmer body
- May 07, 2017

While the original Moto Z Play had a 3510mAh battery, the Moto Z2 Play will likely come with a 3000mAh battery and be 1mm thinner and 20g lighter. However, according to a leak by Evan Blass over at VentureBeat , the second generation model will be slimmer than its predecessor, but as a result will face a reduction in battery capacity. (more...)
A powerful meteor shower Aquarids A powerful meteor shower Aquarids "spilled" on the Ground
- May 06, 2017

Those in the Southern Hemisphere might not get to experience the impending total solar eclipse like our American friends, but at least we get the best version of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This is expected to peak around October 20 this year. "The shower originates in the southern part of the sky, so you are more directly facing them". Look to the southern horizon. (more...)
Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe is not fragile but America is Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe is not fragile but America is
- May 06, 2017

Other panelists include, former African Development Bank, President Donald Kaberuka, Oxfam Director Winnie Byanyima, Hollywood actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace, Forest Whitaker. "We have resources, perhaps more resources than [any] other country in the world", he said. "To continue driving him beyond his physical and mental possibilities will make us even more of a caricature country and is not good for investment", said Shumba. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to feature dual-camera and 6.4-inch display Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to feature dual-camera and 6.4-inch display
- May 03, 2017

But what happens when Samsung's latest devices get damaged or are in need of fix? However, pre-bookings for both the smartphones are said to commence from today itself! Samsung likes to call "Infinity" display due to the increased screen size. (more...)
Titans draft Western Michigan receiver Davis with No. 5 pick Titans draft Western Michigan receiver Davis with No. 5 pick
- May 03, 2017

Tennessee chose Davis with the fifth overall pick and selected Jackson at No. 18. "Maybe expecting a monthly Omaha steak to show up on my door step or something", general manager Jon Robinson joked when asked about being thanked by Mariota. (more...)
China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round
- April 30, 2017

It also propels Didi well above Xiaomi Inc, which held the title of China's most valuable startup after a 2014 funding round valued the smartphone maker at $46 billion. Didi's new valuation includes its acquisition of Uber's China operations, which it bought past year following a fierce battle between the rivals that was losing both companies money. (more...)
BlackBerry KeyOne to go on sale next month for $199 BlackBerry KeyOne to go on sale next month for $199
- April 30, 2017

BlackBerry and TCL just announced the release of the KEYone in U.S. and Canada, starting from the end of May. BlackBerry has been out of the hardware game for a while now, but the storied brand will live on thanks to licensing deals with other manufacturers including TCL, of Alcatel fame. (more...)
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
- April 28, 2017

The unmanned Cassini is back in radio contact with Earth after entering the gap Wednesday in the first mission of its kind. The spacecraft's final dives aim to offer a fresh look at the rings, potentially revealing more about their mass and whether they are old or new. (more...)
Tech demo shows Scorpio's superior graphics at both 4K and 1080p
- April 28, 2017

The above image demonstrates, in order from left-to-right, the resolution of the Xbox One, the Scorpio at 4K on a HD display, and the Scorpio at 4K native. Project Scorpio releases later this year. On MSFT reported that a listing for Microsoft's Project Scorpio has been spotted on the Spanish online store which lists the launch price of the console as 399.99 Euros or around US$430. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII receives a breathtaking reveal trailer Call of Duty: WWII receives a breathtaking reveal trailer
- April 27, 2017

The stream will be aired from the London IMAX and it's the first chance fans will be able to check out the latest COD . "I don't know if it will drive their decision, but it's something that solidifies " Call of Duty " fans to be " Call of Duty " fans, versus "Battlefield" " or another series, he said. (more...)
Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions
- April 26, 2017

Finally, in an effort to be more transparent, Google has updated its help center page to detail its new content removal policies. The changes involve different measures for ranking sites and people checking results are accurate. Google is also changing the signals it uses to directly influence rankings, with an eye towards pushing low-quality content down. According to Google , the site sees searches in the trillions each year, with 15% of searches made each day being entirely new. (more...)
Nintendo SNES Classic May Be Coming This Year Nintendo SNES Classic May Be Coming This Year
- April 20, 2017

Nintendo said that was because some users bought both a limited edition of the game and another version. The SNES mini will reportedly come with a library of games pre-installed, along with a plug-and-play setup similar to its predecessor, the NES Classic. (more...)
Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser
- April 20, 2017

If Google offers its own ad blocker in Chrome, targeting specific types of ads that users find particularly annoying, like pop-overs and autoplaying audio and video, those users might never seek out a third-party ad-blocking extension, the logic goes. (more...)
Russian Federation blocks condemnation of gas attack Russian Federation blocks condemnation of gas attack
- April 17, 2017

Trump said the U.S. is "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and relations between the two global powers are at an "all-time low". "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", Tillerson told a Moscow news conference. (more...)
Croc-like dinosaur cousin excites scientists Croc-like dinosaur cousin excites scientists
- April 14, 2017

Researchers said Teleocrater rhadinus is not a direct ancestor of dinosaurs but the oldest known dinosaur cousin and earliest member of the bird-like side of the family. Most people know that the first creatures to live on land were amphibians that climbed out of the sea, and they know these creatures eventually gave way to the dinosaurs that we know and love. (more...)
Understanding unknotting shoelaces could hold the secrets to the universe Understanding unknotting shoelaces could hold the secrets to the universe
- April 13, 2017

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. And that failure can happen in just a matter of seconds, triggered by forces that set off an unstoppable cascade. Oliver O'Reilly at the University of California, Berkeley, chose to study spontaneous unknotting after noticing that his young daughter could never keep her shoelaces tied. (more...)

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