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Xbox Summer update has finally arrived
- August 02, 2016

All that's required is to start playing music and jump right into a game, no need to snap open another app. If the users make a liberal use of the Outlook and its calendar, Cortana will be aware of what you are actually up and will provide its responses using that information. (more...)
Uber Said to Merge China Business With Didi in $35 Billion Deal
- August 02, 2016

Another 2.3 percent economic interest will be received by Baidu and other Chinese shareholders under the deal, while Didi Chuxing will also obtain a minority equity interest in Uber . "As a technology leader deeply rooted in China, Didi Chuxing is constantly pushing the frontier of innovation to redefine the future of human mobility". (more...)
Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade? Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?
- August 02, 2016

Addressing a highly requested feature of Background Music , Xbox's new update lets you listen to your favorite music in the background while playing on the Xbox One. She can start parties too. Top PC games now have game hubs on Xbox Live . The app must support background music. Playback controls are handled by the Guide that slides out from the side of the screen when users press the Xbox logo on their controller twice. (more...)
Maryland town ravaged by deadly flood braces for more rain
- August 02, 2016

David Dempster writes on YouTube that he and several other men had to come to the rescue of a woman whose vehicle was overcome by the flood waters and started to float down the street. Workers stabilize a building on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City , Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016 . (more...)
ARM agrees to be bought by Japan's Softbank ARM agrees to be bought by Japan's Softbank
- August 02, 2016

ARM is well known for the A-series processors it designs for Apple's iPhone and iPad lineup, and it's the company behind the processors inside many Android-based smartphones. May's official spokeswoman said the swoop "was a clear vote of confidence in Britain" and showed that the country could make a success of leaving the EU. (more...)
Tesla reaches deal to buy SolarCity for $2.6 bn Tesla reaches deal to buy SolarCity for $2.6 bn
- August 02, 2016

Along with his position as the chief executive of Tesla, Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity and holds the maximum amount of shares in both entities. The offer values SolarCity at $25.37 U.S. per share, based on the five-day volume-weighted average price of Tesla shares as of Friday. At the time, Musk outlined an agreement to trade 0.122-0.131 shares of Tesla stock for every share of SolarCity stock, valuing the deal from $2.5-$3 billion, depending on the final price of the shares. (more...)
Normandy Priest Killer Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean Calls for More ISIS Attacks Normandy Priest Killer Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean Calls for More ISIS Attacks
- August 02, 2016

Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, the first formally identified attacker, seized six hostages in a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, north France before killing an elderly priest and seriously wounding another hostage. The scene was then secured by officers from France's elite RAID unit, who found only fake explosive devices wrapped in tinfoil on the attackers. The UCLAT flyer to law enforcement said the person in the photo "could already be present in France and act alone or with other ... (more...)
Fight with Khan family tests Trump's 'say anything' strategy Fight with Khan family tests Trump's 'say anything' strategy
- August 02, 2016

Some groups are demanding an apology from Trump , but one Bay Area Republican leader is standing behind his candidate. Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRoger Stone suggests Khizr Khan is part of Muslim Brotherhood 240 days and counting: Why Hillary won't do press conferences 35 reasons Dems ran a better convention, despite their liberalism MORE on Monday said the country needs to focus on radical Islamic terrorism following the candidate's attacks on Khizr Khan , ... (more...)
Syrian asylum seeker arrested in connection with Normandy church attack
- August 02, 2016

Kermiche was not only known to security services but wore an electronic bracelet and was awaiting trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organization having been released on bail. Others who knew him were equally shocked, describing him as normal and showing no signs of radicalization. "We are going to destroy your country". The nun can be seen running to safety in the video after Adel Kermiche and Abdelmalik Petitjean had cut Father Jacques Hamel's throat. (more...)
With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far?
- August 02, 2016

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., released a blistering statement Monday morning that, while stopping short of rescinding support for Trump, said Trump had crossed a line. Neiberger-Miller said the one positive thing to come out of this may be that Americans are learning more about Gold Star families. "She had nothing to say..." Trump later said he wanted an endorsement from Martinez. (more...)
Gold Star families publish open letter condemning Donald Trump Gold Star families publish open letter condemning Donald Trump
- August 02, 2016

She had nothing to say, maybe she was not allowed to have anything to say. "I can not emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statements . Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., who opposed Trump in the Republican primaries, said in a statement that "this is going to a place where we've never gone before, to push back against the families of the fallen". (more...)
Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 onboard
- August 02, 2016

The helicopter downing came as the Syrian army, under Russian air cover, fought to repel a rebel attempt to break the government's siege of Aleppo, killing more than 800 militants, according to the Russian military. Aleppo is now under siege, with Syrian government and Russian forces having cut essentially all supply-lines to the city. Pro-government forces on the ground are being supported by heavy air strikes in the area. (more...)
Uber China to merge with Didi Chuxing in S$47b deal Uber China to merge with Didi Chuxing in S$47b deal
- August 02, 2016

But China has been a challenging market for Uber . Uber founder Travis Kalanick will join the Chinese company's board while Didi Chuxing founder Cheng Wei joins the Uber board. The announcement comes just after China officially legalized ride-sharing services. It revealed that the firm is profitable in Canada and the USA, but losses in developing markets have cut that hard-fought progress. (more...)
Tesla to buy SolarCity in $2.6-billion stock deal Tesla to buy SolarCity in $2.6-billion stock deal
- August 02, 2016

Tesla and SolarCity have numerous overlapping interests on their boards. The company said earlier this month that its deliveries for the quarter fell short of its forecasts. Shares of SolarCity have actually surged over the last few months, so it's not clear why the price tag got cut. The all-stock deal values SolarCity at about $2.6 billion, with SolarCity stockholders receiving 0.11 share of Tesla for each share of SolarCity , valuing them at $25.83 apiece, according to Friday's ... (more...)
Historic Maryland town faces long recovery after flooding
- August 02, 2016

Officials in Maryland say it's going to cost millions of dollars to fix damage from flooding over the weekend. But as she prepared to make a run for a friend's apartment in the rain, water rushing down the steep street suddenly became more furious, knocking her against the auto and locking her keys inside. (more...)
Republicans declare support for Khans in spat with Trump
- August 02, 2016

Trump tweeted Monday that "Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same". Tonight, we are honored to stand here as the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan , and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country. (more...)
India July factory growth at four-month high on strong demand - PMI India July factory growth at four-month high on strong demand - PMI
- August 02, 2016

After reporting the strongest growth in US manufacturing activity in over a year in the previous month, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Monday showing that growth in the manufacturing sector slowed in the month of July. (more...)
Rupert Murdoch steps in as Fox News chief Roger Ailes quits Rupert Murdoch steps in as Fox News chief Roger Ailes quits
- August 02, 2016

Although Ailes ran Fox News , Murdoch has always taken a strong interest in the operation, even sitting in on editorial meetings, according to one 21st Century Fox executive. Rupert Murdoch returns to NY next week - and it is believed that is when Ailes will exit the empire he built. To lead a flourishing news channel, and to build Fox Business, Roger has defied the odds. (more...)
Glaxo Teams With Alphabet's Verily On Bioelectronic Medicine Glaxo Teams With Alphabet's Verily On Bioelectronic Medicine
- August 01, 2016

Galvani will be based at GSK's global research and development centre at Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and will have a second research hub at Verily's base in San Francisco. Kris Famm, GSK's head of bioelectronics research and president of Galvani, said the first bioelectronic medicines could be submitted for regulatory approval in around seven years. (more...)
JK Rowling is finished with Harry Potter after Cursed Child play
- August 01, 2016

Rowlings and I relish the chance to go back there one more time ", said Daniel. IN SHADES OF a decade ago, Harry Potter fans queued into the early hours of today to get their hands on the newest Harry Potter text. Rowling says that with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this weekend, "Harry is done now". "And Harry and Albus don't see eye to eye on - well, pretty much everything". (more...)

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