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Previously Leaked Sony Smartphones May Be Unveiled At IFA Previously Leaked Sony Smartphones May Be Unveiled At IFA
- August 24, 2016

Sony is also offering free e-books worth Rs.1,000 and three months free subscription for Sony Liv and Hungama Play. Sony was already leaked to be preparing a new handset, and it looks like the upcoming Xperia XR smartphone might be announced much sooner than we anticipated. (more...)
Gavin Grey: Jeremy Corbyn's train controversy
- August 24, 2016

A video then emerged which showed Mr Corbyn sitting on the floor, reading a newspaper, and saying "this is a problem that many passengers face every day", before calling for public ownership of the railways. Keren Harrison, 45, was travelling on the train and struck up a conversation with the Labour leader when she saw him sitting on the floor. Following the scandal, Corbyn's contender for the labour leadership, Owen Smith wrote on twitter his campaign remained "on track" and that he was ... (more...)
Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy
- August 24, 2016

Ten people were killed in a strong natural disaster that struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. It cited that building types tend to be un-reinforced brick with mud and concrete frame with infill construction. The US Geological Survey has issued a red alery - and predicted damage and casualties could be "significant". (more...)
Syrian Kurdish and government forces agree Hasaka ceasefire
- August 24, 2016

This isn't the first time Raptors played tag with foreign jets in the Middle East. Fighting around Hasakeh has killed 43 people including 27 civilians, among them 11 children, since Wednesday, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
Microsoft Reveals Details About Holographic Processing Unit In HoloLens Microsoft Reveals Details About Holographic Processing Unit In HoloLens
- August 24, 2016

The passively cooled HoloLens has 64GB of storage, a battery life of 2 to 3 hours and weighs 579g. At the Hot Chips conference in California Microsoft devices engineer Nick Baker provided a presentation on exactly what's inside the HPU and how powerful it is. (more...)
Android Nougat Starts Rolling Out To Nexus Devices Android Nougat Starts Rolling Out To Nexus Devices
- August 24, 2016

Google has just started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to some Nexus devices and the update is expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Among the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat, notable ones are the new notifications and the multi-tasking mode. (more...)
World's highest and longest glass bridge opens in China World's highest and longest glass bridge opens in China
- August 24, 2016

The world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge finally opened on Saturday in Zhangjiajie , almost a year behind schedule. Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the bridge is suspended across Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan Province's scenic Zhangjiajie National Park some 300 meters (984 feet) above ground. (more...)
'19 Kids and Counting' co-star pregnant for second time '19 Kids and Counting' co-star pregnant for second time
- August 24, 2016

When water outages happen, dishes and diapers start piling up really quickly. "We will just have to wait and see", she said during an interview with Us Weekly on Tuesday. The Napiers come over for a night at Jessa and Ben's home. Following her wedding in 2014, Jessa told People magazine: "We hope to adopt a lot of kids". (more...)
July 2016 crude steel production
- August 24, 2016

In the first seven months of 2016, total global crude steel production dropped by 1.25% year-on-year to 929.63 million tonnes from 941.35 million tonnes over the corresponding period of last year. According to the global industry body crude steel output for the 66 countries rose by 1.4 per cent in July 2016 compared to the same month past year. (more...)
Pokémon Go usage has fallen by 12 million users
- August 24, 2016

This new appraisal feature more closely resembles how it worked in the Nintendo DS titles and although it doesn't sound like much, once you figure out which phrases pertain to each IV percentage range, you'll have a much better idea of whether or not you should transfer those Pokemon. (more...)
These 3 phone makers release Android updates faster than the others
- August 24, 2016

While there was no mention in the report of the rumored Nexus phones, Android watchers are convinced that the devices will unbox soon, likely in the next few days following the Nougat jump of both the Nexus 5X and 6P. You'll have to remember, if you're using anything other than a Nexus, you'll likely be waiting a bit longer than Nexus users for the update. We'll update if we hear back. (more...)
Watch 30 Minutes of GoldenEye 007 Remastered for Xbox 360 Watch 30 Minutes of GoldenEye 007 Remastered for Xbox 360
- August 24, 2016

Although you won't be able to tell from the video itself, the counter in the top-left indicates that the game would have run at a very steady 60 frames per second. There are also some sequences that instantly jump between the original's graphics and this version, which would have been a feature in the game. According to Unseen64 , GoldenEye for Xbox Live Arcade was in development at Rare in 2007 and 2008. (more...)
Paris tourism takes serious hit after terror attacks Paris tourism takes serious hit after terror attacks
- August 24, 2016

Senior-level sources from the French tourism sector estimate that France's revenue from tourism, which now constitutes 7% of the country's GNP, has dropped by more than 750 million euros in the past year as a result of the terror attacks that have plagued the country. (more...)
'Shekau' wounded in air raid by military on Boko Haram enclave 'Shekau' wounded in air raid by military on Boko Haram enclave
- August 24, 2016

Air Marshal Abubakar did not however indicate that top Boko Haram commanders, including their elusive leader, Shekau, were among the victims. "The terrorists attempted to storm the troops location at about 10.00pm, but paid dearly as the troops killed several of them including two senior commanders that led the attack". (more...)
Is Trump's immigration waffle sign of things to come?
- August 24, 2016

The existing laws, the first thing we are going to do if and when I win, is we are going to get rid of all the bad ones'. She said "We go to them where they live, literally". I don't agree with that. Among the many blaring contradictions found in Trump's most recent African-American outreach "efforts" is the fact that he continues to frequent cities and areas populated with predominantly white residents to address concerns within Black communities. (more...)
Fiona is holding as tropical depression in the Atlantic Fiona is holding as tropical depression in the Atlantic
- August 24, 2016

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Fiona was barely maintaining its status as a tropical depression at 4 a.m. If this system becomes a tropical storm, it would be Hermine . The forecast track keeps it just north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week, but the models are trending toward The Bahamas by the end of the weekend . (more...)
Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS
- August 24, 2016

Take a look. He says ratings challenged CNN reports so seriously that I call president Obama and Clinton the founder of Isis and mvp. Sen. Chris Murphy of CT on Friday offered his take of Donald Trump's claim that his comment that President Barack Obama " founded " ISIS was merely " sarcasm ". (more...)
Hillary Clinton slightly outpaces Donald Trump in latest poll
- August 24, 2016

She then asked host Jimmy Kimmel to "take my pulse while I'm talking to you, to make sure I'm alive". Also yesterday, the State Department said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had turned over almost 15,000 emails and other documents that investigators discovered during a probe of Clinton's email setup that she had not previously returned to State. (more...)
Turkey: 5 detained for trying to enter Israeli consulate
- August 24, 2016

Speaking Monday evening, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said normalization of relations with Israel would never prevent Turkey from expressing its position on the Palestinian issue. It was followed by a massive government crackdown on alleged coup sympathisers which has drawn European Union criticism that it may violate human rights. (more...)
Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire
- August 24, 2016

A fire to the south of Yellowstone National Park , the Berry fire in Grand Teton National Park, has prompted the closure of Highway 89 between Flagg Ranch on the north and Leeks Marina on the south, effectively closing the south entrance to Yellowstone. (more...)

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