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Libratone's Q Adapt headphones offer adjustable noise cancellation Libratone's Q Adapt headphones offer adjustable noise cancellation
- September 02, 2016

In addition to the in-ear offering, the Q Adapt on-ear headphones are wireless and Bluetooth-powered. The few pairs we have seen were on-ear and over-ear, so a pair of in-ears is timely, especially considering that Apple is expected to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack with the upcoming iPhone 7. (more...)
Wall Street set to open little changed Wall Street set to open little changed
- September 02, 2016

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said early on Tuesday that the U.S. job market is close to full strength and it is impossible to say whether the next interest rate hike would be "one and done", according to media reports. The US stock market has recorded a boost following several years of low interest rates, but the now strong likelihood of a hike is making market players uncomfortable, since it is bound to increase the cost of debt for companies. (more...)
Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa could be coming to PCs soon Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa could be coming to PCs soon
- September 02, 2016

Move over Cortana - another voice-powered smart assistant might be on its way to Windows PCs. According to a report from CNET , Amazon is now in talks with the world's biggest PC manufacturer Lenovo to include its Alexa digital assistant in its computers and other devices, which would be the first time that Alexa is directly integrated in non-Amazon devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap. (more...)
Plex DVR is here Plex DVR is here
- September 02, 2016

Within the Plex interface you can view your Recording Schedule and a Program Guide with recommendations of upcoming broadcasts based upon your viewing habits and content now in your video library. The company has partnered with SiliconDust , creators of the popular HDHomeRun (HDHR) line of tuners. Now Plex users can watch their favorite network television programs in high definition from anywhere in the world on virtually any device, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Roku, ... (more...)
Donald Trump a 'Diplomatic Embarrassment,' Dem VP Candidate Tim Kaine Says
- September 02, 2016

Clinton, a former US secretary of state, has also called for a comprehensive overhaul of USA immigration policies similar to legislation that has stalled with Republican opposition in the House of Representatives after being approved by the Senate. (more...)
Reliance launches LYF 4G smartphone priced under Rs 3000
- September 02, 2016

India's Reliance Industries RELI.NS unveiled its Jio telecom network on Thursday, touting free calls and rock-bottom data prices that sent shares of established telecom players into a nosedive on fears of an all-out price war. "As a responsible operator, we will fulfill all our regulatory obligations as we have always done", it added. A fresh wave of mobile data revolution in the country is in the offing. (more...)
Caught on camera: SpaceX rocket explosion
- September 02, 2016

Video has now emerged of what that explosion looked like. The initial fireball quickly fills the entire left half of the video's field of view; a few seconds later, Amos-6 falls to the ground, setting off another series of explosions. That satellite is a joint effort between Facebook and France's Eutelsat to provide internet connectivity to 14 African countries. The rocket was scheduled to launch the Amos-6 communications satellite for Israeli company Spacecom at 3 a.m. (more...)
Explosion at SpaceX launch pad at Cape Canaveral
- September 02, 2016

Facebook had planned to use the satellite as part of its project to beam Internet connectivity to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. "We will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided". SpaceX is one of two companies making deliveries. The payload this time was a communications satellite for Facebook, which was supposed to help bring wider internet connectivity to lower-income countries. (more...)
Cars and two-wheelers sales zoomed fast in August
- September 02, 2016

A flourishing monsoon, high demand for its new models and the improving buyer sentiment ahead of the festive season augured well for the country's largest carmaker during the month. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country's largest carmaker, recorded a 12.2 per cent rise in total sales in August at 1,32,211 units, compared to 1,17,864 units sold in August of previous year. (more...)
Elon Musk Delays Tesla Autopilot Announcement After SpaceX Rocket Explosion
- September 02, 2016

Yesterday, Musk said that major improvements to Autopilot were coming with v8.0 and 8.1 software, primarily through advanced processing of radar signals. On May 31, the Tesla board changed course and chose to pursue the merger. It is not known whether the company will raise capital through another round of equity offering, but it is planning to pay its bondholders during the third quarter this year. (more...)
Introducing BeoSound 1 & 2: Wireless Speakers Systems Designed for Flexible Living Introducing BeoSound 1 & 2: Wireless Speakers Systems Designed for Flexible Living
- September 02, 2016

Announced at IFA 2016 in Berlin, BeoSound 1 (below) is truly portable, offers offers up to 16 hours of battery life and is compatible with Bluetooth, Google Cast and Apple AirPlay. It's still a really stylish set, with a black aluminum frame, a 360-degree rotating floor stand, and all sorts of streaming options through the built-in Android TV platform. (more...)
FBI to release report on Hillary Clinton email investigation
- September 02, 2016

The emails were found by "using broad search terms", spokesman John Kirby told CNN. "At this time, we have not confirmed that the documents are, in fact, responsive, or whether they are duplicates of materials already provided to the Department by former Secretary Clinton in December 2014." he said. (more...)
Proxima b is promising but don't start looking for ET Proxima b is promising but don't start looking for ET
- September 02, 2016

The find has been called "the biggest exoplanet discovery since the discovery of exoplanets". Leading University of Washington astronomer Dr Rory Barnes wrote in a blog for the palereddot.org website, which is dedicated to the new planet: "The short answer is, it's complicated". (more...)
Italy prepares for reconstruction, starts post-quake probe
- September 02, 2016

Merkel was defending the decision, repeating her mass migration catch phrase - "we can do this!" - and claiming she "acted in line with my knowledge and conscience", insisting Germany would "stick to our principles". "The question is this: We have to understand if the contract was executed, how the contract for the anti-seismic improvements was executed, and the possible reasons for why these improvements might not have been done", Raffaele Cantone, Italy's anti-corruption czar, told state-run ... (more...)
Hawaii dodges Madeline damage, prepares for second storm Hawaii dodges Madeline damage, prepares for second storm
- September 02, 2016

Madeline was ranked as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, the weather service said. Forecaster Birchard of NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) stated that after a period of rapid intensification that ended early Tuesday (August 30), Madeline has been rapidly weakening since Tuesday afternoon, primarily due to increased vertical wind shear. (more...)
EU says Apple tax ruling not political and based on Apple data
- September 02, 2016

It's disappointing". So I think it clearly suggests this is politics at play. Mr Cook said he was " very confident " the ruling would be overturned on appeal. "The tax affairs of other Apple subsidiaries, be it in Ireland or elsewhere, have not been the focus of this investigation", it said. Likewise, if Apple has found a way to bring the money back and avoid the hefty taxes, its strategy will likely be copied by others. (more...)
Britney Spears Not Feeling 'Glory' Over Lifetime Movie Biopic Plans Britney Spears Not Feeling 'Glory' Over Lifetime Movie Biopic Plans
- September 02, 2016

For half the performance, it didn't feel like her own performance at all - a jarring shift after Beyoncé's (literally) incendiary performance nearly brought Madison Square Garden down by sheer force of will. Britney Spears is back on top form, already reaching number 2 in the United Kingdom midweek album chart update with her latest studio record " Glory ". (more...)
$10000 reward offered in mystery shooting of California sea otters $10000 reward offered in mystery shooting of California sea otters
- September 02, 2016

According to National Geographic , there are some 100,000 to 150,000 sea otters which are found along the Pacific coast and some parts of Aisa. Heavy hunting in the 19 century almost wiped them out, and by 1977, they have been listed as threatened species. (more...)
Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin Phones Leaked Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin Phones Leaked
- September 02, 2016

We know that Google will be releasing two smartphones this year. Instead, they will have the G logo representing the parent company. It has been suggested that the new phones will both be built by HTC. These changes include new button layouts and color schemes that are quite different from the ones seen on the Android 7.0 Nougat update that was released for the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. (more...)
Georgia governor issues emergency order ahead of Hermine
- September 02, 2016

People on Florida's Gulf coast stocked up on supplies Thursday and some set out sandbags as they braced for Tropical Storm Hermine , which forecasters said could make landfall as a hurricane. If it becomes a hurricane, it would be the first to hit the state since Wilma in 2005. Hermine is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall north of Tampa, likely early Friday . (more...)

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