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Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash
- April 07, 2017

Andrej Kramaric scored the only goal of the game as Hoffenheim handed leaders Bayern Munich only their second defeat of the Bundesliga season. Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game against Nayern Munich during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, Germany, Tuesday April 4, 2017 . (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
- April 05, 2017

A number of smartphone makers including Samsung's archrival, Apple, have equipped their top-notch flagships with dual rear cameras and Samsung was expected to follow suit and launch its Galaxy S8 with such a camera layout. But for those of you rocking a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge with Android Nougat, you can even get your hands on some of them right now. That's why today we speak this year of Note 8, following the same nomenclature of the S8 model so that people do not think that it is a ... (more...)
Super Sindhu conquers Marin to win her maiden India Open title Super Sindhu conquers Marin to win her maiden India Open title
- April 03, 2017

In an all-Chinese mixed doubles clash, second seeds Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong got the better of top seeds Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen 22-24, 21-14, 21-17 in an hour and four minutes. The Spaniard defeated Rituparna Das, Minatsu Mitani, Akane Yamaguchi en route to the finals, and will be confident of adding one more Super Series title to her cabinet of trophies. (more...)
Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets
- April 02, 2017

As of that update, which was first announced last May, attachments such as photos, GIFs and videos, as well as quoted tweets, will no longer be counted as part of the 140 characters, enabling users to cram in more words. This update comes nearly a year after Twitter first announced that usernames and media files were no longer going to count towards to the 140-character count. (more...)
Ms. Pac-Man Fully Playable in Google Maps Right Now
- April 01, 2017

Pac-Man is running around are the same as the roads around your current location. Google, traditionally one of the more active companies on April Fools' Day, has unveiled a new "feature" in the popular Google Maps app. The tunnel on the right side you entered to magically teleport to the left no longer necessarily has a corresponding exit, so the game tries its best to put you close. (more...)
Uber Shuts Operation In Denmark Following Introduction Of New Taxi Laws Uber Shuts Operation In Denmark Following Introduction Of New Taxi Laws
- March 30, 2017

Uber says it will cease operations in Denmark on April 18. Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about the expansion of risk management in government with analysis from GAO and Justice OIG. The new law requires mandatory fare meters in cabs and seat occupancy detectors to activate the airbags. It'll also maintain its software division in Aarhus which now employs 40 people in northern Denmark. (more...)
Facebook Stories: All you need to know Facebook Stories: All you need to know
- March 30, 2017

Notably, Facebook has also added new camera effects that let users overlay special effects on photos and videos. Facebook Stories will work like Snapchat Stories by allowing users to post ephemeral photos and videos that last 24-hours before they disappear. (more...)
Date set for SpaceX's first reusable rocket launch
- March 30, 2017

The first rocket that made it back hold's a special place in Mr. Musk's heart and is on display at SpaceX's headquarters. "This is obviously hugely exciting for SES , SpaceX and the industry in general". "Let me be clear, we are prepared to stand in front of this rocket with great confidence". "Wherever we can change the industry equation, we will do it", said Payer to Business Insider . (more...)
Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
- March 29, 2017

The move comes at a time when US new auto and truck sales are at an all-time high and investors are watching closely for signs of a possible downturn in the highly-cyclical industry. "We're proud of fact that we make more vehicles in USA than anyone else". Spending on the two projects were part of contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers in 2015, executives said. (more...)
Cities Around the World Turn Their Lights Off for Earth Hour
- March 26, 2017

Conservation group WWF, which organises Earth Hour, said great strides had been made in highlighting the dire state of the planet. People will join millions around the world to celebrate WWF's Earth Hour and recognise climate change. The annual switch to temporary darkness remains a powerful way to shine a light on the need for decisive climate change solutions. A special assembly was organised at Lancers International School to mark the Earth Hour. (more...)
'Super Mario Run' Did Not Meet Nintendo's Sales Expectations 'Super Mario Run' Did Not Meet Nintendo's Sales Expectations
- March 25, 2017

It was three months back when Nintendo said that Super Mario Run would be arriving for Android in March. The demand for the game was high the time it made its way to iOS users. Together with this release is an update for the iOS version. However, veteran members of the support forum for the game have disclosed a couple of quick-fixes to address the problem. (more...)
Google News adds 200 articles in new 'More Headlines' section
- March 24, 2017

The tech giant has cautioned that this is only the first draft of the software that will eventually be used by hundreds of thousands of people. Dave Burke , Vice President of Engineering in the blog stated that much of their attention will be on improving a device's battery life and interactive performance. (more...)
In Response to US Pressure UN Pulls Anti-Israel Apartheid Report In Response to US Pressure UN Pulls Anti-Israel Apartheid Report
- March 20, 2017

The report was swiftly condemned by USA and Israeli officials, and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' office said it had been published without any prior consultations and did not reflect his views. ESCWA published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a United Nations body had clearly charged that Israel "has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". (more...)
Hyundai recalls almost 1M vehicles due to faulty seat belts Hyundai recalls almost 1M vehicles due to faulty seat belts
- March 17, 2017

If the anchor pretensioner isn't correctly connected to the seat belt linkage it could separate or detach during a collision, which increases the risk of injury. Only one minor injury caused by the malfunction was reported. The recall covers certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. Owners should start receiving recall notifications by mail in April. (more...)
Blue Origin releases details of mega rocket New Glenn Blue Origin releases details of mega rocket New Glenn
- March 09, 2017

Euteslat CEO Rodolphe Belner said the company selected Blue Origin for the contact due to their "strategy" and "Mindset to compete in the launch service industry". The New Glenn is American-made rocket, with a reusable first stage, that will provide reliable, low cost access to space, and help further U.S. preeminence in commercial launch. (more...)
IPhone 8: USB-C Confusion
- March 03, 2017

It also allows your devices to charge. The iPhone 8 is expected to boast of a curved design and wireless charging - on top of its stainless steel frame. This didn't settle well in the stomachs of many, so KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back to clear some of this confusion up (via MacRumors ). (more...)
The Snap IPO means a huge payday for two VC firms The Snap IPO means a huge payday for two VC firms
- March 03, 2017

Unlike in most listed companies, people who buy the floated shares in Snap will not get any voting rights. There was worry that Snapchat would not perform well at their IPO as the company saw a slow down in use with the launch of similar features by Instagram and Facebook . (more...)
Jose Calderon securing a buyout from Lakers to join Warriors
- February 28, 2017

Jose Calderon is reportedly in buyout talks with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Warriors are looming as favorites to land the 35-year-old guard. Kerr said it was an extremely hard decision, but the team decided it would be in their best interest to add more of a true point guard. (more...)
Tsonga beats Kyrgios to close on consecutive titles
- February 27, 2017

And he carried that momentum into the final, seeing off a player in Pouille who beat Rafael Nadal en route to the US Open quarter-finals previous year. "He was coming so fast to my game and slice that I couldn't manage my backhands", Del Potro said. The 31-year-old, on a seven-match winning streak, is bidding to win a second tournament in successive weeks after triumphing in Rotterdam last week. (more...)
Mysterious sea creature that washed ashore in Philippines is identified; video
- February 25, 2017

This is usually due to unknown changes in the deep ocean pushing a group of them to the surface, where they can't handle the different water conditions and die. However, experts believe that it is the decomposed body of a whale that has been washed ashore. Many Facebook users said they are anxious that the dead animal could be a harbinger of earthquakes. (more...)
SpaceX aborts ship's approach to space station amid navigation error
- February 24, 2017

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet, of the European Space Agency, and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough are scheduled to use the space station's robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives at the station. Dragon was only seven-tenths of a mile away from the space station when the Global Positioning System error was detected. NASA's Space Station Advisory Committee has serious concerns about the company's safety standards however, and suggested that SpaceX review its policies even before the ... (more...)
Annual Florida manatee count breaks record for third year in a row
- February 23, 2017

The higher than 6,000 manatee numbers can be attributed to favorable weather conditions. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reported a preliminary count of 6,620 manatees in Florida waters. The federal agency has recommended changing the animal's status from endangered to threatened. The general upward trend in the population is one reason the U.S. (more...)
Spainish princess acquitted, husband jailed in fraud case
- February 19, 2017

Prosecutors said Urdangarin had used his royal connections to win public contracts to put on events through his non-profit organization, the Noos Foundation, then overcharged for the events and hidden millions of euros in proceeds overseas. (more...)
Branden Albert cut by Dolphins Branden Albert cut by Dolphins
- February 18, 2017

What makes the connection even stronger is that the team's new head coach is Vance Joseph, former defensive coordinator for, you guessed it, the Miami Dolphins. Williams' release is not a surprise. The duo of Albert and Williams had dwindling performances in South Florida during the 2016 season. Salguero also notes the Jags might be the only team interested in Albert despite other teams being in need of left tackle assistance. (more...)
Would you pay $16 for a piece of Snapchat? Would you pay $16 for a piece of Snapchat?
- February 17, 2017

If the valuation holds, Snap's IPO would be one of the biggest in tech since 2014, when Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its Wall Street debut. The company adds that while it might purchase some "complementary businesses, products, services, or technologies", it is not anticipating any material acquisitions. (more...)
Hundreds of whales refloated in New Zealand mass stranding
- February 16, 2017

In recent days volunteers have formed human chains in the water to try to stop the creatures from beaching themselves again. More than 500 people worked for days to help save as numerous stranded whales as they could. "Another theory points to pilot whales' highly sociable behavior ― when one whale loses its way and strands, its pod mates may swim to its aid". Volunteers prepare to refloat stranded pilot whales. (more...)
India launches more than 100 satellites into orbit
- February 16, 2017

ISRO said the countdown for the launch of the PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite mission started at 5:28 a.m. yesterday, soon after the Launch Authorization Board and Mission Readiness Review Committee gave their approvals for the liftoff. (more...)
Pound falls on dovish Bank bets despite inflation jump Pound falls on dovish Bank bets despite inflation jump
- February 15, 2017

Thus, not only was the acceleration entirely supply-push, led by higher commodity prices, rather than demand-pull, but it also suggests rising pressure on profit margins. Consumer inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index (RPI), which includes housing costs, rose to 2.6% in January from 2.5% the month before. With the USA labor market remaining robust the rising inflation will give the Federal Reserve further impetus to continue normalizing interest rates. (more...)
Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA
- February 09, 2017

Still Oklahoma's attorney general until confirmed, Pruitt is nominated as EPA administrator but his appointment has been met with staunch opposition - partly due to questions surrounding his stance on global warming. The protests were part of an all-out assault Monday by current and former EPA employees against the Trump administration. Pruitt is opposed not only for his.sketchy at best views on climate change, but his connections to the oil and gas industries. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Regained Its Development Costs Within a Day of Release
- February 08, 2017

He says we should expect to see at least one year's worth of content. In a nine-month period from April to December 2016, Square Enix generated a total of 190 billion yen in net sales, or about $1.68 billion Dollars. Before Final Fantasy XV arrived, Square Enix was projecting super hard regarding the sales targets they'd need to hit to break even. Meanwhile, the Moogle Chocobo Carnival is still going on in Final Fantasy XV until 20th February. (more...)
Uber Just Hired a NASA Engineer to Help Them Develop Flying Cars
- February 07, 2017

There are a number of things that still need to happen for flying cars to become a reality: Batteries need to last longer, air travel regulations need refinement, autonomous flight need to be developed, and noise pollution needs to be reined in. (more...)
Macy's Stock Spikes On Hudson's Bay Buyout Approach Report
- February 04, 2017

Founded in 1670, Hudson's Bay has been on the acquisition trail in recent years, buying up the Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain in North America and the Galeria Kaufhok chain in Germany. BNN's Greg Bonnell has the details. Macy's , which also owns the upscale Bloomingdale's chain, has a market value of $10 billion, which would make it a big bite for HBC, whose market value is just under $2 billion. (more...)
Caltech's bat-inspired robot stretches its wings Caltech's bat-inspired robot stretches its wings
- February 03, 2017

When it comes to building flying robots, there's a lot to be learned from the beasts of the air. Solving the puzzle of bat flight is not just an entertaining exercise. While most flying robots use rigid wings and propellers to create lift, researchers sought to recreate a bat's unique structure and complex wing flap. (more...)
Facebook Has 1.86 Billion Users
- February 02, 2017

Facebook's sales for the December quarter totaled $8.8 billion, up more than 50% from the same period a year earlier. Facebook now counts 1.23 billion daily active users, where 1.15 billion of them are on mobile. Facebook's VP of messaging products, David Marcus, highlighted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in September previous year that "native" payments could help monetize Messenger going forward. (more...)
Evidence of ancient 'lost continent' found in Indian Ocean
- February 02, 2017

Then, India and Madagascar began to move apart, and Mauritia started to stretch and break up. The proposed "lost continent" would have once connected Madagascar and India in the Gondwana supercontinent , but likely disappeared into the Indian Ocean around 84 million years ago. (more...)
Former UN chief will not run for president of South Korea
- February 02, 2017

Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has ruled himself out of the running for South Korean president. "I have chose to give up the pure intention of trying to lead political change and accomplish national reconciliation", he said. Mr Ban's announcement appeared to take the four main political parties aiming to field candidates by surprise, including Mr Moon's Democratic Party. (more...)
Tesla Model S Falls Short of IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating
- February 02, 2017

With this result the 2017 BMW 2 Series earns once again a "Top Safety Pick+" rating. IIHS confirmed that it will test the updated vehicle as soon as possible and update the rating. Compared with the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Chevy Volt, the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S weren't just safe enough to merit a "Top Pick +" by the IIHS. (more...)
Senator: Army Corps will resume construction of Dakota Access pipeline
- February 02, 2017

Construction of American Pipelines - Says new pipelines should be made using US-produced materials. These controversial orders include: Mandates on his biggest campaign promise of a border wall, a ban on immigration from seven countries and an order authorizing the advancement of the Dakota Access pipeline, a 1,172-mile subterranean oil pipeline originally planned to run through North Dakota. (more...)
Iraq PM says USA ban punishes those 'fighting terrorism'
- February 01, 2017

In addition, the US military maintains a hotline connection to Russian forces, who also are fighting in Syria, in an effort to prevent accidental conflict between the two sides. According to reports, an escalation of the USA role could involve more American armour and helicopters engaging in assaults on ISIS positions together with Iraqi, Turkish and Kurdish forces. (more...)
NASA remembers Apollo 1 crew NASA remembers Apollo 1 crew
- January 30, 2017

The astronauts were not able to escape the smoke and blaze inside the spacecraft before they asphyxiated despite their own efforts and those of numerous pad crew members who braved thick fumes and scorching temperatures to try to get the men out. (more...)