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Trump to keep U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv - for now
- June 02, 2017

Responding to the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is " disappointed " in Trump's decision to hold off on the move. One official said that "all parties" - meaning both Israeli and Palestinian leaders - have been notified that the embassy would be staying in Tel Aviv . (more...)
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Not Include A Han/Leia Style Romance 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Not Include A Han/Leia Style Romance
- June 02, 2017

Speaking to Vanity Fair , Hidalgo spoke about the iconic chrome captain and why they made a decision to keep her face a mystery for the first film in the new trilogy. The yet-to-be-titled ninth film, due out in May 2019, has been reworked by Kennedy, director Colin Trevorrow and the Lucasfilm team, Vanity Fair said , and is due to start filming next year. (more...)
Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney
- June 02, 2017

The position had gone unfilled after campaign aide Jason Miller - Trump's original choice for communications director - backed out of the job in December before the president's inauguration. USA intelligence officials have said Kushner is not accused of any wrongdoing. The official said Kushner was eager to share what he knows with Congress and other investigators. (more...)
France's Macron tells Trump Paris accords not renegotiable
- June 02, 2017

The mayors said in a statement Thursday that the USA and other nations need to address climate change to become energy independent, self-reliant and resilient. One of the study's authors Erwan Monier advised against the USA leaving the climate deal . Former Vice President Al Gore called Trump's decision "a reckless and indefensible action" and said the move "undermines America's standing in the world". (more...)
Bangladesh Suffer Woeful Warm-Up for Champions Trophy
- June 02, 2017

Blacks pacemen Tim Southee and Trent Boult are proven performers in England , but Southee said: "We know the conditions, but you can't rely on that". The team struggled against England in their recent series, however, underlining how far England have come in one-day cricket . "It was really good to see the way Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja and even Virat Kohli in the first match against New Zealand bat", Laxman said. (more...)
Amazon patents a shipping label with a built-in parachute Amazon patents a shipping label with a built-in parachute
- June 02, 2017

Sketches show how two labels stuck to a package would release the parachutes when it is dropped from a drone or other aircraft, before landing gently in the customer's garden. The patent includes a self-adhesive backing, several parachute chords, a parachute, and a breakaway cover. Amazon has not been shy about its drone-delivery ambitions, with trials taking place in the United Kingdom at the end of 2016, and the first "Prime Air" demonstration in the USA in March . (more...)
Nest Cam IQ Security Camera Announced Nest Cam IQ Security Camera Announced
- June 02, 2017

The Nest Cam IQ uses an eight megapixel 4K image sensor, 12 times digital zoom and enhance , and high dynamic range (HDR ) imaging. The higher-quality camera and the onboard processor also introduce a new feature: familiar faces. Available in one color-white-it's far slicker than previous Nest Cams, with a new gooseneck design and weighted base that make it easier to position and leave it more likely to pleasantly blend in with your home's decor. (more...)
Registration underway for library Summer Reading Programs Registration underway for library Summer Reading Programs
- June 02, 2017

Four solar eclipse themed children's programs will be held on June 20, July 18 and 21, and August 3. LittleBigRead is a reading buddies program for school-age youth. and 1 p.m.", Weeks-Wegner said. "We don't want the kids to lose that wonderful knowledge that they have while they're out of school", said Kallie Benes. (more...)
Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'
- June 02, 2017

Clinton's scathing tweet was clearly a reference to the now-infamous "covfefe" tweet Trump sent out earlier in the week. The more than hour-long question-and-answer event marked the latest in a series of public appearances for Clinton in which she explicitly took on the actions of those around her and other external circumstances in explaining why she lost on Election Day. (more...)
Totoro-Themed Totoro-Themed "Ghibli Park" Opens in Aichi Prefecture in 2020
- June 02, 2017

Aichi and Ghibli previously collaborated on an exhibition in 2015, and this would be a permanent feature, to open in 2020. The park, which was home to the 2005 World Expo, will be based on the world created in My Neighbor Totoro , and the theme park will be a collaborative effort between Aichi's Expo Park and Studio Ghibli . (more...)
Voice-powered search is replacing typing -- and other internet trends
- June 02, 2017

At Recode's CodeConference at the Terranea Resort in California this morning, PowerPoint groupies watched the influential analyst speed through the 355 - yes, 355 - slides in her preso. She also noted Wal-Mart's aggressive online push , including its acquisition of Jet and smaller online retailers like ModCloth and Moosejaw. And gaming is now a $100 billion business globally, with almost half of revenue coming from Asia. (more...)
Alexa adds support for reminders and named timers
- June 02, 2017

While the world waits for the ability to set whatever word you want as the trigger for waking up a connected home speaker, Amazon Echo speakers have multiple options while Google Home only has one. To do so, users simply need to put the iCloud credentials into the paired Alexa app. With the update, iCloud calendar users can review and adjust current calendar events and issue commands to add new appointments to their schedules. (more...)
Ferrari ends long wait for victory at Monaco GP
- June 02, 2017

This is Vettel's third win of the season who is leading the driver's standing table. "I think its really important now that we collectively work as a team but there might be some things along the way that position-wise, at some stage, might become valuable". (more...)
Online game Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its list
- June 02, 2017

Several hours later, the president took to Twitter . Was it tweetus incompletus? Did he fall asleep while sending a tweet? "I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians", Clinton said, to laughter from the audience. It's not uncommon for Donald Trump to post an indiscernible tweet, but last night, he truly one-upped himself. President Trump's incomplete, misspelled tweet read, " Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". (more...)
Apple Still Reaping Rich Returns From App Biz
- June 02, 2017

Apple may finally get overtaken by Android in developer revenues this year (or so the analysts say), but today the iPhone maker passed a milestone of its own: the company said it has passed $70 billion in payouts to app developers, up from $50 billion about a year ago, after taking its commission. (more...)
Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers
- June 02, 2017

Additionally, some pieces will feature high-resolution images previously captured by Arts & Culture. Announced on Google's own blog, " The Keyword ", searching and learning about art has just become a lot more interactive through the tech giant. (more...)
Lotus Elise Cup 250 revealed as 'purest four-cylinder Lotus yet' Lotus Elise Cup 250 revealed as 'purest four-cylinder Lotus yet'
- June 02, 2017

Generous use of carbonfibre, plastic and aluminium has reduced the Cup 250's weight to 917kg, 14kg lighter than previous model. Focused on cutting weight and boosting performance, Lotus' development team has built on the significant updates introduced for the latest Elise, which has already been hailed as a five-star vehicle by the worldwide motoring press. (more...)
RIP, 17-Inch MacBook Pro: Come June 30, It Will Become Obsolete
- June 01, 2017

Nonetheless, this year could change as reports are claiming that Apple could be rolling out new hardware, such as the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 and new iPads. But, considering the age of these devices, such transitions do not come as a huge surprise. It's worth pointing out, however, that this list has a couple of exceptions. (more...)
Arma Dev's Free New Game Launches Next Month, Won't Have Microtransactions Arma Dev's Free New Game Launches Next Month, Won't Have Microtransactions
- June 01, 2017

Argo is a tactical FPS from the developer of DayZ Standalone and the lauded but arguably inaccessible Arma series, and it comes out on June 22 via Steam and the Bohemia Store . Furthermore, you can pay $10/€10 for the Argo Supporter's Pack to pick up exclusive content like Play of the Game animations, cosmetics, supporter server access, vehicle use in the scenario editor and more. (more...)
PlayStation Plus June line-up announced PlayStation Plus June line-up announced
- June 01, 2017

The images showing the console appear to be real, with the Target employee who snapped them claiming that the console will go on sale on June 9, so you don't have long to wait if you particularly want a gaudy looking PS4. First off the bat, we're likely to see something with relation to games announced at E3 2016, with fans hoping for more info on God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Gran Turismo Sport and Detroit: Become Human. (more...)

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