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Springsteen breaks his record for longest US show Springsteen breaks his record for longest US show
- August 26, 2016

It was his first of three shows at MetLife Stadium this month, and unlike his previous shows in the NY/NJ area this year, he's no longer playing The River in full. Bruce also acknowledged Thursday was the 41st anniversary of his Born To Run album. The New Jersey shows mark a return to the US after Springsteen and the band spent three months performing in Europe on their River Tour 2016, which kicked off in January. (more...)
PGA Tour playoffs get start at The Barclays
- August 26, 2016

Golf's regular season is over. All this has led to more ambiguity than clarity as to who the Player of the Year is heading into Thursday's opening round of the Barclays at Bethpage Black . World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this week's The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. (more...)
I'm done with men, pop star Britney Spears reveals on Carpool Karaoke
- August 26, 2016

You know, some major last minute promotion. When the conversation turned to kids, Britney announced that she wants three more - she already has two boys - saying she just has to "find the right guy first". The Oops I Did it Again singer also gets into the grove doing some in-seat dance moves to go along with her 2003 hit. While fans will have to wait until Thursday's Late Late Show With James Corden to see the full episode, it is clear they are in for a treat. (more...)
Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area
- August 26, 2016

Coast Guard when they enter or exit the area. In addition to its environmental, geologic and scientific value, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization cited the "deep cosmological and traditional significance for living Native Hawaiian culture". (more...)
Russian free-to-play Halo Online has been cancelled Russian free-to-play Halo Online has been cancelled
- August 26, 2016

However, tit appears that a number of different problems were responsible for getting the game canned, though there is no complete reason, that we know. This free-to-play PC multiplayer version of Halo was set to be released exclusively for the Russian market later this year. While this cancellation is a shame for the developers working on the project, hopefully it means Microsoft has something more official in-mind for PC gamers down the road. (more...)
Transformation in governance needed to meet aspirations of youth: Modi Transformation in governance needed to meet aspirations of youth: Modi
- August 26, 2016

We have to change laws, speed up processes, and adopt technology. "My vision for India is "Rapid Transformation", not gradual evolution". "If India is to meet the challenge of change, mere incremental progress is not enough. Now no country can afford any longer to develop in isolation". He said he has been holding brainstorming sessions with government officials, and the next step will be getting ideas from outside, adding that India has always been open to ideas from outside. (more...)
Garmin Release fēnix Chronos Luxury Smartwatch For $899 Garmin Release fēnix Chronos Luxury Smartwatch For $899
- August 26, 2016

The Fenix Chronos starts at £1,099.99 for the full Titanium model, while the stainless steel versions cost £949.99 for the steel strap model and £849.99 for the leather strap alternative. The company touts that in battery saver mode it can give you up to 25 hours of charge. Your window onto all those features is a 1.2-inch always-on display that's created to be readable in sunlight, and the watch should be able to guide you out of whatever wilderness you find yourself in, with up to one week ... (more...)
DJI Launches Osmo+ Integrated Zoom Lens To Handheld Gimbal Camera for iPhone DJI Launches Osmo+ Integrated Zoom Lens To Handheld Gimbal Camera for iPhone
- August 26, 2016

DJI will also sell the Zenmuse X3 zoom camera alone for $499. The DJI Osmo + features an all-new camera that has a zoom lens which allows for up to 7x digital zoom and 3.5x optical zoom. Like the original, which is still available, the Osmo Plus gives shooters a stabilized camera system thanks to the 3-axle gimbal system. DJI has just announced an update to the Osmo, the handheld version of the stabilizing gimbal and camera that the company uses on its drones. (more...)
Ball State's Persons heads home to help with tornado recovery
- August 26, 2016

In Howard County minor injuries were reported, in fact bore in result of storms, according to John Erickson, spokesman for the state Homeland Security Department. O'Brien grew up in Walton - a small town between Logansport and Kokomo - and he was horrified as reports of the tornado damage in Kokomo began to roll in. (more...)
Turkey tells Kurds in northern Syria to withdraw or face action
- August 26, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish prime minister vows to continue military operations in Syria until there's no "terror" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. Gulen has denied any involvement, but Turkey has demanded his extradition from the U.S. (more...)
Major 2016 MacBook Pro Spec Change Revealed By macOS Sierra Code Major 2016 MacBook Pro Spec Change Revealed By macOS Sierra Code
- August 26, 2016

And as 9 to 5 Mac further notes, this could mean we see Thunderbolt 3 pop up on the MacBook Pro later this year. According to 9To5Mac, it found the code for the super-fast USB 3.1 in a localizable text string in the beta version of macOS Sierra. (more...)
Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)
- August 26, 2016

Also, Director Myron E. Ullman III sold 20,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.46, for a total value of $1,109,200.00. In the current trading session, the stock's price moved -0.96% below from its SMA-200. The coffee company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.49. (more...)
Fastest Tesla vehicle goes even faster, Musk says
- August 26, 2016

They have just released the new Model S and a crossover of Model X. These will carry a new battery which is bigger thus will provide more range for the cars. The upgraded Model X is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. Mercedes is also expected to debut a prototype of an electric vehicle with a range of 310 miles per charge at the Paris Motor Show in October. (more...)
Apple Patents Idea to Capture Smartphone Thieves Through Touch ID
- August 26, 2016

A computing device may determine to capture biometric information in response to the occurrence of one or more trigger conditions. The patent also specifies how other data could be logged in the background to supplement the biometric capture, including time stamps, device location, speed, air pressure, audio data, and more. (more...)
IPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers
- August 26, 2016

From that point on, the spyware would then spy on the activist using his camera and microphone, as well as record his WhatsApp and Viber calls , log messages sent in chat apps, and even track his movements. iOS 9.3.5 has arrived just in time to save your iPhone from one of the latest nasty spear phishing attacks that would give an attacker complete access to every facet of your phone. (more...)
Boko Haram leader killed in air strike
- August 26, 2016

Usman said the operation held on August 19, 2016 as the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area, within Sambisa forest, Borno state. Omar S Mahmood, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies that is based in South Africa, said that "It is unclear if there is any other confirmation that Shekau himself has died of his wounds, and we should remember that Shekau has been claimed dead on a number of occasions before". (more...)
Proxima B: Potential Earth-Like Planet Discovered
- August 26, 2016

Can We Travel Or Send A Probe To Proxima B? . The recent discovery via the radial-velocity method of Proxima Centauri b, a potentially earth-like exoplanet orbiting the star closest to the sun , has already caused considerable excitement. (more...)
Security breach: tag and license sales halted on Fish and Game website
- August 26, 2016

A self-professed computer hacker on Tuesday notified the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and similar agencies in Washington and Idaho that he had breached the security of the license-sales vendor they use called "Active Outdoors", authorities said. (more...)
WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook
- August 26, 2016

Several services in Asia, most notably WeChat in China, have successfully opened up their platforms so businesses can interact with customers. If the user also happen to have the Facebook app installed (which is the most likeliest case), then Facebook will have full access to all the device information through WhatsApp . (more...)
Maine Gov. LePage: Most Drug Dealers Arrested Are Black, Hispanic Maine Gov. LePage: Most Drug Dealers Arrested Are Black, Hispanic
- August 26, 2016

ME has four electoral college votes. Paul LePage (R), a prominent Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaine gov: Khizr Khan is a "con artist" GOP senator: Anti-fossil fuel candidates "not fit" for federal office Trump aide: Clinton speech shows she's anxious about Trump MORE supporter, on Wednesday called Khizr Khan, the father of a slain Muslim American soldier, a "con artist". (more...)

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