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Google brings awesome Project Fi feature to all Nexus devices Google brings awesome Project Fi feature to all Nexus devices
- August 25, 2016

Cellular towers. Tap "Google" followed by "Networking", and then switch on Wi-Fi Assistant. From screenshots, it appears that an update is coming to the app that provides more Advanced settings as well as dedicated controls that are independent of the system Wi-Fi settings. (more...)
World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight World's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight
- August 25, 2016

Both pilots and the ground crew involved in the test are said to be unharmed and the airship is now moored at its normal location. And on its second test flight earlier today in central England, the Airlander 10 encountered some difficulties on its approach to the ground. (more...)
Big Tech loves Hillary Clinton - receives $30.7 million from Silicon Valley Big Tech loves Hillary Clinton - receives $30.7 million from Silicon Valley
- August 25, 2016

Compare that to Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Rand Paul, who received $US7.9 ($10) million, $US2.5 ($3) million, and $US2.5 ($3) million respectively before they dropped out of the race. Similarly, Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison threw his support behind Florida Sen. Cook may most obviously support Republican policy on corporate taxes, as he has criticized the USA business tax rate as Apple parks $215 billion in cash overseas. (more...)
Duterte:'It Will Be Bloody' If Philippine Territory Breached Duterte:'It Will Be Bloody' If Philippine Territory Breached
- August 25, 2016

He also said the total of users and pushers arrested are now at 11,784 while those killed in legitimate police operations are pegged at 756. "If you are that rude, we might just as well leave". Duterte himself could certainly agree with me on this issue because for him, love of country is more important than loyalty to his name! "We admit we make mistakes, we are not ideal". (more...)
Obama names Maine's Katahdin Woods as newest national park site Obama names Maine's Katahdin Woods as newest national park site
- August 25, 2016

Roxanne Quimby, the founder of natural-cosmetics firm Burt's Bees, has formally donated 87,500 acres in rural ME from her charitable foundation to the federal government, which is considering designating the property a national monument, writes the Associated Press. (more...)
Ford recalls 113000 vehicles for fuel, window fixes Ford recalls 113000 vehicles for fuel, window fixes
- August 25, 2016

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the power window software issue. Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news. The pumps are susceptible stalling or failing to start. Owners should: Ford owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in the fuel pump control module recall should visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. (more...)
Finnish police crack down on Uber drivers without taxi permits Finnish police crack down on Uber drivers without taxi permits
- August 24, 2016

Draft legislation will be introduced into parliament this year and the new system is expected to be fully operational by early 2018. The decision by the Victorian government will replace the existing licencing regime, which it believes will mean more flexible fares, drive competition, reduced costs of travel for passengers, and ultimately allow more ride-booking services to hit the road. (more...)
Mysterious 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 owners Mysterious 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 owners
- August 24, 2016

We have seen a growing number of reports where some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones have stopped responding to touch, not only that, but there is also a growing number of owners complaining about a flickering grey bar that appears at the top of the phones display. (more...)
Through Mice May Soon Substitute for Live Animals Through Mice May Soon Substitute for Live Animals
- August 24, 2016

The technique has been conducted only in mice and rats, but the scientists think it could one day be used to map the human brain. Researchers have developed a way to make a mouse transparent - by removing the liquids and fats from its tissue. (more...)
UK committee recommends ban on microbeads UK committee recommends ban on microbeads
- August 24, 2016

The MPs say synthetic fibres from worn vehicle tyres and fleece jackets may also be harming wildlife. Many large companies such as Procter & Gamble (PG.N), Colgate (CL.N), Unilever (ULVR.L), L'Oreal (OREP.PA) and Beiersdorf (BEIG.DE) have either stopped using microbeads or are in the process of phasing them out. (more...)
China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission
- August 24, 2016

After a seven month journey, the rover will separate from its probe, touching down in the northern hemisphere of Mars, Xhinua reported . Peking University space science professor Jiao Weixin told the Global Times that "we are confident we will overcome those technical breakthroughs since we have learned from the previous Mars explorations of other countries and China's space experience, especially the Chang'e lunar probe". (more...)
Timbuktu shrines razed as 'examples', witness tells ICC
- August 24, 2016

A Malian Islamist militant who led the 2012 destruction of cultural heritage sites and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu has pleaded guilty at the International Criminal Court. Prosecutors showed judges photos and videos of rebels wielding pick axes, sticks and axes to attack a mosque's door and small, brick-built mausoleums in the city. (more...)
Militant Who Destroyed Cultural Sites Pleads Guilty in War-Crimes Trial
- August 24, 2016

Al Mahdi could have faced up to 30 years behind bars for his crimes, but is expected to have his sentenced reduced for pleading guilty. It was the first guilty plea and the first time prosecutors have launched a trial for the crime of deliberately attacking buildings of religious or cultural significance. (more...)
Humans sparked massive Beaver Creek Fire, officials say Humans sparked massive Beaver Creek Fire, officials say
- August 24, 2016

More firefighting personnel were sent in to battle the sprawling Pioneer Wildfire, which has now burned more than 100,000 acres of the Boise National Forest. Across the Treasure Valley near the OR border, the Cherry Road Fire had burned almost 32,000 acres by Tuesday afternoon and was reported as 60 percent contained, the U.S. (more...)
Android 7.0 Nougat Factory Images Now Available! Android 7.0 Nougat Factory Images Now Available!
- August 24, 2016

Leaks and rumors in recent times have pointed towards HTC as the next manufacturer of the upcoming Nexus phone even though there hasn't been any official statement from Google . The LG V20 that will be announced on September 6 will be the first non-Nexus smartphone to come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Google announced today that the company has rolled out Android Nougat to its Nexus devices . (more...)
Tableau Software Inc Increases its Business Intelligence: Baird Tableau Software Inc Increases its Business Intelligence: Baird
- August 24, 2016

Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 304,937 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,628,214.61. "You might call Act One zero to $100 million; Act Two, $1 million to $1 billion; and Act Three, the road beyond". (more...)
Death Stranding could co-star Mads Mikkelsen Death Stranding could co-star Mads Mikkelsen
- August 24, 2016

First, Kojima himself tweeted a picture of a man in a motion-capture studio wearing an orange-and-grey hoodie. Corroborating this scenario further is the fact that Kojima tweeted a year ago that Mikkelsen is his "favourite actor". Unfortunately this is not solid evidence that Mads Mikkelsen will appear in Death Stranding , so until we have confirmation from Kojima himself we need to take this with a pinch of salt. (more...)
More tests set for Yellowstone, tributaries after fish kill More tests set for Yellowstone, tributaries after fish kill
- August 24, 2016

On Monday officials said wildlife workers are going to carry out tests on fish from more parts of Montana to find out the extent of a disease called culprit in a huge fish kill along the Yellowstone River. It's meant to prevent the parasite from spreading to other waterways via contaminated boats, fishing waders or other gear. The state officials have also mentioned that the order is all but can't be enforced and thus they are relying majorly on voluntary observance. (more...)
Judge clears Fitbit of stealing Jawbone's trade secrets Judge clears Fitbit of stealing Jawbone's trade secrets
- August 24, 2016

According to Reuters , the judge ruled that Fitbit did not violate the Tariff Act because " no party has been shown to have misappropriated any trade secret ", meaning that it looks like Fitbit has been cleared of any wrongdoing, at least as far as allegedly stealing trade secrets from Jawbone is concerned. (more...)
Pfizer to buy prostate cancer drug maker Medivation for $14 billion Pfizer to buy prostate cancer drug maker Medivation for $14 billion
- August 24, 2016

Pfizer is said to be closing in on a deal to acquire oncology biotech company Medivation for almost $14 billion, or slightly more $80 per share, according to CNBC . "This compelling transaction will deliver significant and immediate value to our stockholders and provides new opportunities for our employees as part of a larger company", said David Hung, M.D., Medivation's President and Chief Executive Officer. (more...)

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