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Heavy favorite Justify wins Preakness Heavy favorite Justify wins Preakness
- May 21, 2018

Even with the mud, the track at Pimlico was considered speed-favoring, and Justify had plenty of that as he was at or near the lead throughout the race. That Justify , a unique physical specimen with blazing early speed, was able to win the Derby at all off just three career races in 77 days, was not only an impressive training feat by Baffert but a testament to the horse's vast talent. (more...)
United States accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering United States accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering
- May 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the United States sanctioned three Venezuelans and 20 firms with alleged ties to Maduro. Diosdado Cabello, 55, a former army lieutenant, was a close confidant of the late Hugo Chavez and has held a number of top-cabinet posts including vice president, minister of public works, and head of the National Assembly. (more...)
Apple shipped 600000 HomePod speakers during the first quarter of 2018 Apple shipped 600000 HomePod speakers during the first quarter of 2018
- May 18, 2018

Google captured the second spot after Amazon and it managed to ship 2.4 million units. Strategy Analytics is today out with its latest report covering the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018. The third and fourth position is held by Alibaba and Apple respectively. In the coming months, we can expect more growth in smart speaker sales, especially with companies like Amazon and Google set to bring smart displays. (more...)
Watch NASA Astronauts Space Walk At International Space Station Watch NASA Astronauts Space Walk At International Space Station
- May 18, 2018

This footage shows the astronauts on their spacewalk. It seems that an astronaut, reportedly Andrew Feustel , now aboard the ISS as part of Expedition 55, has forgotten how to use cameras and SD cards. The plan is that once it is in place, the support team on Earth can then use the robotic arms on the station to install it fully. The cameras will also play double duty in transmitting and receiving data from experiments and assemblies in Europe's Columbus laboratory and Japan's Kibo ... (more...)
Solar powered iPhone X available for nearly $6300 Solar powered iPhone X available for nearly $6300
- May 18, 2018

This will have a price tag of $4500 though. One of them is already taken, however: Caviar said it is sending the first model to Elon Musk himself. Musk made the announcement on Twitter in response to a recent Tesla P100D buyer. The carrier was a SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocket. According to a report by AppleInsider , Caviar will only make 999 units. (more...)
Steam Link game-streaming app arrives on Google Play in beta Steam Link game-streaming app arrives on Google Play in beta
- May 18, 2018

It will enable users to stream games on Apple TV as well. You'll need a 5GHz Wi-Fi router to use Steam Link . Since it's just streaming your PC's desktop while using Steam's existing Big Picture mode as a convenient UI, you can't use the host computer while using the app. (more...)
Halo: Fireteam Raven is the new arcade game you never wanted Halo: Fireteam Raven is the new arcade game you never wanted
- May 18, 2018

The project has been in development for years, and now, Halo: Fireteam Raven is finally ready to hit the arcades. With a 130-inch 4K display and four turret-mounted guns, like many arcade shooters, Halo: Fireteam Raven is built for four-player cooperative play. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity display teased ahead of May 21st launch Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity display teased ahead of May 21st launch
- May 18, 2018

In February, they halted the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 lineup shortly after it began to reach the users across a few countries worldwide, including Turkey, India, and the UAE. That's $220, give or take, but alas, we don't know what configuration we're looking at here. In the row, Samsung will release Galaxy J6 on May 21 to compete with the above models, Xiami and Honor mobiles and also its own J series models. (more...)
Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs
- May 18, 2018

The phone also comes with Edge Sense 2 .0, which allow users to squeeze to access apps or control the phone, customized gestures, and more. There's a dual camera (12-megapixel, 16-megapixel) and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. What is neat is the inclusion of an always-on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support. The HTC U12 + is also IP68 dust and water resistant rated for greater peace of mind. (more...)
Ubisoft Announces Skull and Bones Will Be Delayed Until at Least 2019 Ubisoft Announces Skull and Bones Will Be Delayed Until at Least 2019
- May 18, 2018

This means that The Division 2, as well as the unannounced franchise, will be released sometime before March 31st, 2019. As far as why the team chose to proceed with the sequel rather than work on the first title if they felt it was so unfinished, the creative director mentioned back in March that it was definitely something they didn't take lightly. (more...)
Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan Elon Musk brings technology charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan
- May 18, 2018

At a press conference held, nearly by fate, at the Leo Baeck Temple near the Interstate 405 freeway, the illustrious revealed details of his tunnel vision that proves just how un-boring his youngest company is. He teased that they would be delivered personally via a Boring Company van. Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder who began a tunnel-digging venture called The Boring Co . (more...)
PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO
- May 18, 2018

The digital payments giant PayPal Holdings is in advanced talks about a takeover of iZettle in a move that would gatecrash one of the European technology sector's biggest stock market flotations. The company's CEO, Jacob de Geer, will continue to lead the business under PayPal. IZettle expects to generate $165 million in revenue in 2018, and process about $6 billion on its platform. (more...)
The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now
- May 18, 2018

But today during an Inside Xbox livestream, Hello Games' Sean Murray confirmed that the update will usher in a feature many have been baying for since launch: fully-featured cooperative multiplayer. This is double the 60Hz top end that the Xbox One supported previously. Apart from the 1440p resolution and auto low latency mode on your console, you can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions if you own a supported monitor or television. (more...)
NASA Plans to Fly Helicopter on Mars NASA Plans to Fly Helicopter on Mars
- May 18, 2018

This picture, showing Earth as a bluish speck and the moon as a faint blip, was captured by one of the two MarCO CubeSats that were launched toward Mars on May 5 as piggyback payloads for NASA's Mars InSight mission . The better news is that Earth and the moon showed up in the frame as well. Later this month, NASA said, the MarCOs will attempt the first trajectory correction maneuvers ever performed by CubeSats . (more...)
IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run
- May 18, 2018

The torch has been passed across the state by law enforcement officers for the last two weeks and will make its final resting stop by the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony at Emory University Friday at 7:30 pm. Nathan Bestwick is also an athlete, but just volunteered this year at the Torch Run. Additional activities will vary by Dunkin' Donuts locations. Almost 100 kids from Special Olympics came out for the festivities and to play on the playscape, as they saw off their teammates going to ... (more...)
Woman killed by fallen tree in Town of Newburgh was Ulster resident Woman killed by fallen tree in Town of Newburgh was Ulster resident
- May 18, 2018

Matthew Ryan, 31, of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle near the town of Effort in the Poconos , WNEP.com reported. Police said Lisa Resnick, 58, was alone in her vehicle around 5 p.m. A macroburst toppled hundreds of trees in Dutchess County, New York. As of Wednesday night, almost 300,000 customers remained without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to poweroutage.us. (more...)
Fortnite: Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode Announced, New Star Power Emote Added Fortnite: Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode Announced, New Star Power Emote Added
- May 17, 2018

Fortnite game files include folders for each of the game's modes. Beginning today, Solo Showdown will run until May 21 at 10AM ET. The new mode is very different from others though as Epic Games are looking to really experiment with the usual solo gameplay. (more...)
Red Hydrogen phone coming to Verizon and AT&T Red Hydrogen phone coming to Verizon and AT&T
- May 17, 2018

YouTube personality Marques Brownlee saw a prototype of the phone a year ago and was impressed by the holographic screen despite some rough edges that Red will presumably smooth over before the phone launches. Studios in Los Angeles on either June 2nd or June 3rd. Availability on AT&T and Verizon should be a huge win for RED, especially considering that the Hydrogen One sounds like a phone you'll need to see in person to really experience what it has to offer. (more...)
Chinese OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Get Updated To Android 8.1 Oreo Chinese OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T Get Updated To Android 8.1 Oreo
- May 17, 2018

Talking about operating system updates , the OnePlus 6 is confirmed to get the latest Android P soon. Donning an all-glass design, the OnePlus 6 facilitates better transmission of radio waves, providing users with up to 1 gigabit of download speed. (more...)
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today to sight Ramazan moon Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meets today to sight Ramazan moon
- May 17, 2018

The PMD on May 4 had issued a handout stating that there are fair chances for the moon to be sighted on May 16 evening. Muslims in India , Pakistan and Bangaldesh normally begin Ramzan fasting a day later than Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. (more...)

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