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Zika Is Spreading in Miami Beach Zika Is Spreading in Miami Beach
- August 20, 2016

It is believed all the cases were contracted in the Miami area. Mosquito control measures are underway at a frenetic pace, but Miami Beach poses a unique challenge to health officials monitoring the infection, Frieden said. A Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector sprays pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, Florida. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested that pregnant women who are especially anxious about exposure to Zika - ... (more...)
Airtel offers discounted data for Samsung Galaxy J series users Airtel offers discounted data for Samsung Galaxy J series users
- August 20, 2016

Airtel, India's largest telecommunications services provider, is offering 4G data pack at very attractive price for new buyers of Samsung Galaxy J series mobile phones. Users can visit the nearest Airtel store to upgrade their connection to 4G in case they don't have a 4G SIM card. One thing to keep in mind is that the website needs to be visited from the smartphone and with data enabled - it won't work on Wi-Fi. (more...)
Uber buys autonomous truck company Uber buys autonomous truck company
- August 20, 2016

The company's primary US competitor, Lyft, received a $500 million investment from GM earlier this year. Uber , known for its ride-hailing and ride sharing services, has been working towards autonomous vehicles in the hopes of eventually replacing its thousands of contract workers. (more...)
Three players to meet with National Football League officials regarding steroid allegations
- August 20, 2016

Rodgers believes the case should not be moving forward because retired quarterback Peyton Manning has already been cleared and Charlie Sly, who made the allegations about Peppers , Matthews and ex-Packers linebacker Mike Neal on a hidden camera, has recanted. (more...)
Indigenous enterprises in oil industry receive $1b worth of contracts - Mahama Indigenous enterprises in oil industry receive $1b worth of contracts - Mahama
- August 20, 2016

Now 10 out of 24 oil wells had been drilled with a mixture of water and gas injections as well as production wells. Tullow's joint venture partners are Anadarko Petroleum (17%), Kosmos Energy (17%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%) and PetroSA (3.875%). (more...)
HTC 10 now available in Camellia Red, Topaz Gold in the US HTC 10 now available in Camellia Red, Topaz Gold in the US
- August 20, 2016

Pre-orders kick off at HTC.com are available now on the site. HTC is also putting the HTC 10 up on a price cut through August. HTC is looking to score some sales this summer, hence it has taken $100 off its flagship smartphone, the HTC 10 . (more...)
Moto Z Play Leaked Images, Release Date, Rumoured Specs Moto Z Play Leaked Images, Release Date, Rumoured Specs
- August 20, 2016

Design wise, the new phone looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the other phones in the series. Cool photos with the upcoming Moto Z Play just got leaked (again) today and the most interesting thing about the still unannounced smartphone is the glass back-panel. (more...)
BMW 2002 Hommage Unveiled At Pebble Beach BMW 2002 Hommage Unveiled At Pebble Beach
- August 20, 2016

The BMW 2002 Hommage has returned to the spotlight at this week's Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach as BMW once again celebrates the 50th anniversary of its original boosted model, the 2002 turbo, entering production. Underneath the vintage-style, carbon-fiber bodywork, the 2002 Hommage is a BMW M2, complete with that car's 3-liter, turbocharged straight-six. One of the most famous 2002 Turbo race cars in the 1970s was sponsored by Jägermeister. (more...)
Pandora Nears Launch On Demand Streaming Service, Overseas Expansion Pandora Nears Launch On Demand Streaming Service, Overseas Expansion
- August 20, 2016

Pandora's inability to spur user growth has been followed by news of a possible sale of the company over the last few months. An estimated 4 million users now pay to subscribe to Pandora One. "Music Reports is in a unique position to reach every active publisher in the market, ensuring Pandora can offer them all the opportunity to participate in these new services, on the same terms". (more...)
Project Scorpio will run everything and VR Project Scorpio will run everything and VR
- August 20, 2016

General stability improvements for games . Finally, you have to ask yourself whether you'll need a second controller. The next big choice to make is how much storage you need. Next you have to consider which games you really want to play. This is clearly a rather straightforward question. Xbox Guide improvements . The speed of the Xbox Guide is molasses-slow, so I'm happy to see Microsoft continuing to work on this: They report that they've made speed and performance improvements ... (more...)
Huawei P9 makes its India debut at Rs 39999 Huawei P9 makes its India debut at Rs 39999
- August 20, 2016

It sports a larger 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display (with Pressure Touch technology), comes in only a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and bears a 3400mAh battery. The Huawei P9 boasts of the photography skills of its camera for which the Chinese phone maker has partnered with iconic camera company Leica. The cameras are also assisted by the laser autofocus system, which along with depth measurement and contrast constitutes the Hybrid Focus. (more...)
AT&T hikes prices for some plans, but raises data caps AT&T hikes prices for some plans, but raises data caps
- August 19, 2016

To get around the video limitation you'll need to pay $25 per month extra per line. The new plan also offers more data at a lower cost per megabyte than some of the plans that are now available with the company. Subscribers to the new T-Mobile One plan will also be subject to the standard definition video quality-480p. Instead of a financial penalty, customers who blow past their data caps under the new plans will be subject to much slower download speeds - 128 Kbps, or a fraction of ... (more...)
Donald Trump shakes up campaign staff for second time in two months
- August 19, 2016

The question remains whether Conway will be successful, but as a pollster, she has an immediate connection with her poll-obsessed boss, colleagues said. Mercer also put $13.5 million into a super PAC Conway ran during the Republican primary in support of Texas Sen. Breitbart News' executive chairman, Stephen Bannon, was appointed the campaign CEO, and pollster Kellyanne Conway was promoted to campaign manager. (more...)
EA hint at remastered Mass Effect titles EA hint at remastered Mass Effect titles
- August 19, 2016

In a recent interview with Soderlund by the same site during Gamescom, he did not directly confirm that there will be any remasters happening, but he hinted that they are now looking at the possibilities of making one following the steps of their fellow publisher Activision and other successful companies. (more...)
Cisco to lay off 5500 workers as part of restructuring effort
- August 19, 2016

The dismissals amount to about 7 percent of Cisco's total workforce and the company will start eliminating those jobs in the ongoing quarter. Cisco Systems on Wednesday announced plans to cut seven percent of its global workforce as it shifts its focus from networking hardware to software and services. (more...)
Uber makes moves for self-driving technology
- August 19, 2016

Users in Pittsburgh will soon be able to summon a auto that's will be capable of driving itself. The deal isn't exclusive, leaving both the option to potentially work with other companies. Uber and rivals such as Lyft could cut the cost of paying drivers if they can gradually incorporate self-driving cars into their fleets. Only 48% of Americans are willing to try a fully self-driving vehicle, according to research the Boston Consulting Group released this summer. (more...)
Niantic Draws Line As Developer Bans Pokemon Go Cheaters Niantic Draws Line As Developer Bans Pokemon Go Cheaters
- August 19, 2016

The "if this then that" of these bans suggest that they're aimed at automatic bots - the bane of legitimate Pokemon GO gamers everywhere. These bot services allow players to automate gameplay, like collecting items, catching Pokémon and hatching eggs. (more...)
Uber to Unveil its First Self-Driving Fleet in Pittsburgh This Month
- August 19, 2016

If you've ever driven around in downtown Pittsburgh , you know it's no picnic. Uber has had a self-driving test vehicle operating in Pittsburgh for several months; it has probably put together a "good enough" map of the area to move on to this larger trial. (more...)
Overwatch's New Bastion Short Might Be the Best One Yet Overwatch's New Bastion Short Might Be the Best One Yet
- August 19, 2016

You'll be placed in these tiers based on your Skill Rating and you can't drop a tier during a season (unless you're in the top two tiers), so once you're in Gold, you're staying there unless you promote. Eichenwalde is not only near to where Bastion awakens in the short, but is also Overwatch's new payload/assault map and is set in a village near Stuttgart that was the site of a significant battle between the German military and the advancing Omnics. (more...)
Delta flight cancelations continue for third day
- August 19, 2016

On Wednesday, the airline said it canceled 317 flights, though about two-thirds of the 3,100 flights that took off left within 30 minutes of their scheduled departure time. Departing flights to Atlanta and Detroit have been delayed, while a flight to Minneapolis has been canceled. "I would always advise going for cash compensation rather than a voucher that comes with small print like an expiry date", said Kevin Clarke, flight delay lawyer, Bott & Co. (more...)

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