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Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean, threatens to drench Tampa Bay Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean, threatens to drench Tampa Bay
- May 26, 2018

Their effects are exactly the same, and the move in the same pattern. Western Cuba and a small area on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are under a tropical storm watch. SUNDAY INTO MEMORIAL DAY: Timing is still a bit in question, but heavier rainfall with higher totals are likely with projected totals of 3 to 5 inches expected. (more...)
First tropical system of the season possible this weekend First tropical system of the season possible this weekend
- May 26, 2018

Original story: According to the National Hurricane Center , a low pressure system known as "Invest 90L" is headed for the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to form into a tropical depression or tropical storm sometime within the next two days. (more...)
NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent support, new poll suggests NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent support, new poll suggests
- May 26, 2018

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is denying accusations that he paid for party memberships to help a candidate win the party's nomination in the riding in which he lives. Reportedly , underlying trends are pointing in the NDP's favour. In Toronto, Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews said paying for someone else's membership could violate election laws against making secret donations and possibly put someone over the donation cap. (more...)
Trump Lawyer Cohen 'Paid by Ukraine' to Arrange WH Talks Trump Lawyer Cohen 'Paid by Ukraine' to Arrange WH Talks
- May 25, 2018

Agents searched his home and office, as well as his hotel room, for documents last month, acting in part on a referral from Mueller's office. Trump attorney Michael Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine , which is a legal requirement for doing work such as arranging an Oval Office meeting. (more...)
Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent, 1 killed in
- May 22, 2018

The injured protesters have been taken to a nearby hospital. "In spite of advance notice for Tuesday protest March, the government did little to prevent the untoward incidents leading to death in police firing". Section 144 of the CrPC was invoked in and around the Sterlite plant to provide security. It said around 20,000 people took out a rally against the company and became violent by attacking police and burning police vehicles while storming the Collector's office. (more...)
Portishead join cultural boycott of Israel over Palestine conflict Portishead join cultural boycott of Israel over Palestine conflict
- May 22, 2018

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press conference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. In a summary report of the court's activities for 2017, the ICC said it had progressed in its work to determine "whether there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation". (more...)
Malaysian central bank to take part in 1MDB investigation Malaysian central bank to take part in 1MDB investigation
- May 22, 2018

He's been attacking Najib over the scandal involving the 1MDB fund. Finding out what happened to billions of dollars that went missing from state-investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is a priority for Malaysia's new leader, Mahathir Mohamad , who at the age of 92 came out of political retirement and joined the opposition to topple his former protege. (more...)
Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man "God Made You Like This"
- May 22, 2018

Cruz told Spanish newspaper El Pais: 'He told me: "Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter". "It goes beyond 'who am I to judge?' to 'you are loved by God , '" Lamb said. For years, the Catholic Church had strong anti-gay messaging. The announcement followed four days of discussions in the Vatican, where the pope accused the bishops of "grave negligence" in investigating allegations that children had been abused and saying evidence of sex crimes had been destroyed. (more...)
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...)

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