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Tesla is no longer 'autopilot' in China Tesla is no longer 'autopilot' in China
- August 16, 2016

Cars with the next generation hardware would also receive regular software updates, which could lead to level 4 autonomous driving - one step away from fully autonomous vehicles. Tesla wrote in a blog post at the time that the Autopilot system did not notice "the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied". (more...)
Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters
- August 16, 2016

And I think the moments right before the gun are really unbelievable. He concluded: "I expected to go faster, but I'm happy that I won". That race came after a mere 65-minute break between the semi-finals and final, nearly an hour less than athletes are usually afforded to recover and prepare for the gold medal race at major meets. (more...)
Russian Federation may severe diplomatic ties with Ukraine - Medvedev
- August 16, 2016

The confrontation coincides with a surge in violence in the war in Ukraine's easternmost regions and torpedoed plans to revive talks between Russian Federation and Ukraine in China next month, with Putin reversing earlier support to call negotiations "pointless". (more...)
Samsung press invite hints at IFA debut for Gear S3 smartwatch
- August 16, 2016

Samsung has begun sending invitations to members of the press for their upcoming IFA 216 conference where the company will unveil new products to the world. And considering Samusng has no other notable smartwatch to speak of, it's definitely going to be the Gear S3 . Our money is on the middle option since the Gear S2 already comes in different styles - you may notice the watch hands on the invites are similar to the ones found on the standard Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. (more...)
Kevin Durant Instills Confidence After Shaky Group Stage Play
- August 16, 2016

There was, after the close call against Australia, a temptation to chalk up that game as one that would jolt the US into regrouping and playing with a sharper focus, that they would morph into the dominant group they were expected to be. "Yeah, I thought (they would dominate in the Olympics)", said Durant , who is leading the team in scoring (16.8 points per game) and minutes (28.3 per). (more...)
Major Changes Are Coming To Overwatch's Next Season of Competitive Play Major Changes Are Coming To Overwatch's Next Season of Competitive Play
- August 16, 2016

So long, coin tosses and sudden death! Hybrid and Payload maps are getting the "Time Bank" system now seen on Assault maps, and there won't be any more sudden-death rounds or coin flips. For now, the increased update rate is only going to be available on PC. Assault maps (Nepal, Volskaya Industries, etc) will now give players an extra 30 seconds in their time bank if they capture the second point in Overtime, giving them a small fighting chance, instead of an awkward defeat. (more...)
Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 6, developer beta 6
- August 16, 2016

Apple's iOS 10 offers a number of new features for users including a redesigned Apple Music, Photos, Messages, and Maps app along with third-party developer support for Siri and more. If you're a fan of the iOS 10 betas, this is your lucky day. Once updated, the latest release notes for tvOS 10 beta 6 will be found here . iOS 10 is expected to be officially released come September. (more...)
Trump to propose political tests for immigrants
- August 16, 2016

Trump condemned the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq and what he called Obama's "reckless" withdrawal, which gave "new life" to terrorists there. This will be one of Trump's speeches that is delivered from a teleprompter, as opposed to the improvisational nature of his rallies. (more...)
Browns activate Gordon, wide receiver expected to practice today Browns activate Gordon, wide receiver expected to practice today
- August 16, 2016

Jackson said Gordon was overweight when he returned to the Browns after his reinstatement, but that "some of its come off already". He did some individual work in practice but did not take part in any of the team drills. "We're just working the process", Jackson said of Gordon returning to practice. When he does get the opportunity to play in his first game since December 21, 2014, Gordon will appreciate it more than ever. (more...)
Battlefield 1 open beta launches this month Battlefield 1 open beta launches this month
- August 16, 2016

Likewise, there will be three playable classes within the beta , the Sentry , Flame Trooper , and Tank Hunter . Note that any progress made or achievements earned won't transfer over to the final game once the beta is complete. If the posts are destroyed, the Defenders must fall back to a new sector and try a little harder to hold the line. We reported a few days ago that EA was sending out invites to those who registered for the Battlefield 1 Beta. (more...)
Giant helium-filled airship due to make maiden flight Giant helium-filled airship due to make maiden flight
- August 16, 2016

But Airlander's first trip was marred by a " slight technical issue " just before takeoff, said Stephen McGlennan, HAV's chief executive, as the Associated Press reported, and its crew feared the problem would not be resolved before dusk. However, the program was abandoned in 1930 after a crash killed nearly 50 people. Before the technical hitch, the CEO, McGlennan said he was positive that airships have a bright future, regardless of their apparent failure in the 20th century. (more...)
You can now play VR Minecraft on the Oculus Rift You can now play VR Minecraft on the Oculus Rift
- August 16, 2016

The Xbox One controller is recommended, but a good ol' mouse and keyboard will work. The article continues below. This includes a virtual living room, which allows users to play the game from a virtual armchair. "Now that Microsoft/Mojang have released VR support for MCPE/Win10 Minecraft , they are exercising their rights over our unofficial mod ( Minecrift )", mod co-creator mabrowning wrote on Reddit . (more...)
Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet Is Orbiting Proxima Centauri Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet Is Orbiting Proxima Centauri
- August 16, 2016

European Southern Observatory Officer Richard Hook says he was aware of Der Spiegel's report , but gave no further details, saying: "We are not making any comment."Four lightyears is a mere stepping stone away, given the scale of the universe, but still beyond the reach of modern space rockets.The NASA's Goddard Space Center's website states that it lies 39,900,000,000,000 kilometers away from Earth". (more...)
UK promises to maintain EU funding for farming, science
- August 16, 2016

Britain's departure from the European Union could be delayed until late 2019 as civil servants struggle with the task and French and German elections may hold up the start of exit negotiations, a report said Sunday. He said it had become "clear" to him since taking up his new post that "existing cross-Whitehall structures have meant that HM Government has not taken the holistic approach it might have" in this area. (more...)
Mobile Could Be Shipping The Galaxy Note 7 Early
- August 16, 2016

That being said, there's no guarantee that will be happening, but this isn't the first time that T-Mobile has sent out phones ahead of their original release date, so we guess this shouldn't be surprising. As well as a fingerprint scanner, an eye scanner can also be used to unlock the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow when it launches August 19, but Samsung says the 2016 flagship will receive the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat in two to three months, after ... (more...)
Horse dances to Santana's 'Smooth' at Rio Olympics dressage competition Horse dances to Santana's 'Smooth' at Rio Olympics dressage competition
- August 16, 2016

Lorenzo and Jurado Lopez prance around the court, much like Santana's fingers on a guitar's fretboard, and somehow, the whole thing comes off seeming nearly classy, if not absolutely ridiculous. Sadly, he ended up in fifth on a day when it was, yes, "a hot one" (97 degrees, in fact), but the rider's choice of music made him a crowd favorite. Juraduro Lopez wasn't the only rider with an interesting musical choice. (more...)
Louise Redknapp just a quickstep from heaven as she joins Strictly line-up Louise Redknapp just a quickstep from heaven as she joins Strictly line-up
- August 16, 2016

TheStrictly Come Dancing line-up has been given a serious touch of glamour, as Louise Redknapp has joined the growing list of confirmed names taking part in the new series. "I've not been in a dance studio since I recorded " Naked " 20 years ago". Redknapp also has experience of tap and ballet, having attended stage school until the age of 16. (more...)
Louise Redknapp joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up Louise Redknapp joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up
- August 16, 2016

The 41-year-old will join Irish presenter Laura Whitmore and politician Ed Balls on the dance floor this September. Former Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter is eyeing up a spot on Strictly Come Dancing 2016. "I've not been in a dance studio since I recorded " Naked " 20 years ago". "My husband is laughing at me he's mortified". We recently saw Jorige bust some moves on Channel 5's Lip Sync Battle UK but she's also keen to take on some more traditional dancing challenges. (more...)
Apple TV tie-up talk tweaks Twitter shares upward Apple TV tie-up talk tweaks Twitter shares upward
- August 16, 2016

As soon as we get more details on when Twitter will be bringing Thursday Night Football to the Apple TV, we will let you guys know. Would a deal with Apple have the first game live on Apple TV? Twitter has been trying to highlight its strength in live events, striking deals with media outlets and other sports leagues such as Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League . (more...)
Google+ Hangouts On Air to go off the air in September Google+ Hangouts On Air to go off the air in September
- August 16, 2016

Hangouts On Air was made available to some users when Google + first launched in 2011 and was extended to all users a year later. For the past few months at least, those looking to produce their own live podcasts could choose between Hangouts on Air (intertwined with Google +) or YouTube Live (essentially the same as Hangouts on Air , but locked to YouTube). (more...)

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