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ARM's new chip design targets high-performance computing ARM's new chip design targets high-performance computing
- August 24, 2016

The move has already gained some momentum with ARM's lead silicon partner for SVE, Fujitsu, planning to switch away from the SPARC reduced instruction set processors it now uses in its Riken K supercomputers, to ARM chips, for its Post-K 2020 flagship project. (more...)
Google to crack down on intrusive mobile ads Google to crack down on intrusive mobile ads
- August 24, 2016

If the site still has quality content in an area that a user has searched for, the result will still be returned, obtrusive advertising or not. However, not all interstitial pop-ups are created equally, and Google seems to recognize this. (more...)
Dark Souls 3 DLC Details Are Leaking Everywhere Dark Souls 3 DLC Details Are Leaking Everywhere
- August 24, 2016

Last week, we wrote about the official Dark Souls Twitter account hinting at some major Souls news on the way, but the actual announcement was set for August 24th. We'll probably get to see the trailer tomorrow and it will be right here . The Japanese press also revealed that there will be an additional DLC pack for Dark Souls III at some point further down the line. (more...)
Fort Worth Democrats Offer No Welcome for Tuesday Trump Visit
- August 24, 2016

More chants of Dump Trump from protesters. "He would be so much better off resting, doing policy briefings, doing debate prep, doing conference calls with donors in other areas", Mackowiak said. From there, Trump will go to a dinnertime fundraiser at the Headliners Club and then, finally, a rally at Luedecke Arena. Texas Land Commissioner George P. (more...)
Jonathan Blow's 'The Witness' Arrives on Xbox One Next Month
- August 24, 2016

Earlier this year, Braid developer Jonathan Blow's most recent game, The Witness , launched on PS4 and PC. The Xbox One version of The Witness shouldn't differ from any other platform apart from some minor technical areas as Blow feels "that would kind of... (more...)
Pinterest Acquires Talent, Tech Behind Instapaper Pinterest Acquires Talent, Tech Behind Instapaper
- August 24, 2016

The Instapaper team will both work on the core Pinterest experience and updating Instapaper. Instapaper, a pioneering app for saving articles to read later, has been acquired - again. Over the years, Instapaper has shifted from one of the early successful paid apps on the App Store to a free app and service with web, iOS, and Android clients. (more...)
Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator
- August 24, 2016

Police have now charged Angela Blackwell with homicide by child abuse. Angela Blackwell , 27, was at her home on February 27 when she put little William in the fridge and shut the door, deputies say. "It's hard, it's very hard", said Billy Lewis, grandfather of the child. Authorities have not said what led Blackwell to put her child in the fridge. (more...)
Google Android 7.0 source and Nexus factory images released
- August 24, 2016

Headline features of Nougat include multi-window support, direct reply, Doze power management, and a new update system that cuts the notoriously slow process of optimizing apps after a system update . Android Nougat reflects input from thousands of fans and developers all over the world. Several smartphones companies such as Samsung and Sony are also confirming to get the new android update by the end of this year. (more...)
Federal judge denies motion to stop campus-carry Federal judge denies motion to stop campus-carry
- August 23, 2016

Disclosure: The University of Texas at Austin has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. Conversely, the ruling is a victory for Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has aggressively demanded the university comply with the new law. The professors contend that the possible presence of concealed handguns in class will inevitably chill discussion, thereby eroding their academic freedom. (more...)
Amazon working on music subscription service for $5 a month Amazon working on music subscription service for $5 a month
- August 23, 2016

The lower-priced service would represent a novel approach. Just to be clear, that means that subscribers won't be able to use the service on any other device, including smartphones and whatnot. The little internet connected speaker that is powered by Alexa launched late past year and has already sold over one million units. Amazon has not released sales numbers for the echo, but one report claims the company has sold a million devices in the second half of 2015. (more...)
Indian forces fire at Kashmir protesters, killing 1 Indian forces fire at Kashmir protesters, killing 1
- August 23, 2016

The fresh killing triggered further protests in the city and is likely to fuel more one's across the region. Stones thrown by protestors litter the street in Srinagar as security forces enforce a curfew following weeks of violence in Kashmir. (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Version 7 Apple Releases iOS 10 Developer Version 7
- August 23, 2016

This comes as betas of the software update begin to roll out more frequently than ever, leading to speculation that we're not far away from the GM release of the future OS upgrade for the iPhone, iPad , and iPod touch. However, the flood of leaked details that came out in the past weeks plus the near final cut of iOS 10 pointed to a number of confirmed iPhone 7 specifications and feature upgrades. (more...)
Piaggio launches Aprilia SR 150 in India priced at Rs 65000 Piaggio launches Aprilia SR 150 in India priced at Rs 65000
- August 23, 2016

The Aprilia SR 150 was first showcased in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, which was held in February. The gearless product is being manufactured at Piaggio's plant in Baramati. Dealers accepted Rs. 5,000 as the booking amount for the scooter. The twin headlights are featured on the front, and the side indicators have been integrated into the front cowl. (more...)
Tunisia's prime minister signals continuity as he unveils new team Tunisia's prime minister signals continuity as he unveils new team
- August 23, 2016

Keeping their posts in the cabinet were Interior Minister Hedi Majdou, Defense Minister Farhat Horchani and Foreign Affairs Minister Khemais Jhinaoui, a move seen to keep continuity in the fight against militants. A senior member of the secularist Nidaa Tounes and ally of President Beji Caid Essebsi, Chahed promised a cabinet capable of delivering economic reforms that evaded past prime ministers, but critics say he may not have the political capital to succeed. (more...)
Hyundai Motor India launches new Elantra at Rs 12.99 lakh Hyundai Motor India launches new Elantra at Rs 12.99 lakh
- August 23, 2016

Elantra sports LED taillights and is equipped with the new alloy wheel design. The sedan features a larger signature hexagonal front grille with chrome accents, new HID projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (in top-end variants only as the lower variants gets halogen lamps) and new fog lamp housing in the front bumper. (more...)
Is Simone Biles the greatest gymnast ever? Is Simone Biles the greatest gymnast ever?
- August 23, 2016

Olympic team captain let her good friend go. The 19-year-old helped the "Final Five" to team gold and also dominated the all-around competition last week, averaged 15.966 on her two vaults on Sunday to become the first American woman to win the event at the Olympics. (more...)
Ibra scores twice as United secure 2nd straight Premier League win Ibra scores twice as United secure 2nd straight Premier League win
- August 23, 2016

He's happy for Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney to grab the headlines and let £89million record signing Paul Pogba do the less celebrated but probably even more important dirty work behind them. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has promised his fringe players game-time after the September worldwide break. "A player that was feeling not loved". (more...)
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries double in power Rechargeable lithium metal batteries double in power
- August 23, 2016

It's always been known that lithium-metal batteries offer higher energy densities, but their volatility makes them problematic. New lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long. Until now, though, efforts to create a rechargeable version have been unsuccessful - the anode material tends to break down over time, quickly rendering them unusable. (more...)
Pokemon Go fever fading in US
- August 23, 2016

A woman plays the augmented reality mobile game " Pokemon Go " by Nintendo, as a visitor uses an automated teller machine. To put the theory to the test, the user linked several used burner SIM cards to the IP address of Belgium's largest phone provider, Proximus, in launching thousands of simultaneous scans of Pokemon Go servers. (more...)
Earthquake measuring 5.5 hits India-Myanmar border, tremors felt in Assam Earthquake measuring 5.5 hits India-Myanmar border, tremors felt in Assam
- August 23, 2016

There were no report of loss to life or damage to property. An quake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, shook the Mahendragarh region of Haryana this afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 28.1 N and longitude 76.1 E, occurred at 1450 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added. (more...)

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