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SpaceX launch pad explosion also destroys Facebook's satellite SpaceX launch pad explosion also destroys Facebook's satellite
- September 02, 2016

The explosion - heard and felt for miles around - dealt a severe blow to SpaceX, still scrambling to catch up with satellite deliveries following a launch accident past year. Images shared on Twitter after the explosion showed black smoke coming from the launch pad. SpaceX was getting ready to launch an unmanned rocket transporting a commercial satellite early from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 40. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick wears socks depicting cops as pigs
- September 02, 2016

Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, for one, thinks Kaepernick will be roundly booed . As the Bleacher Report notes , Kap was spotted wearing socks that depicted police officers as pigs on August 10. At least one site selling the socks, DollSkin.com, the socks like the ones Kaepernick wore are sold out. Kaepernick's post hasn't done much to stop an onslaught of criticism from the law enforcement community . (more...)
Wilshere makes loan switch to Bournemouth
- September 02, 2016

Jack Wilshere was set for a deadline-day move to Roma - only for Arsenal to end his hopes of a move to Italy. The Arsenal midfielder has preferred not to leave London and stay aorund joining Crystal Palace . Wilshere has shown lots of potential in his appearances thus far for Arsenal , and Milan could be the place where the star breaks out. Wilshere was picked for Euro 2016 despite not starting a match until the final fixture of last season, but was omitted when new England manager ... (more...)
The real Trump demonizes immigrants
- September 02, 2016

Trump also told supporters that Mexico would pay for the border wall he has proposed, even though the Mexican President tweeted the country will not. 31, 2016. "We only want to admit those who share our values and who love our people", Trump said. "I think it's important for us, as Pope Francis said, to 'build bridges, not walls, '" Gutierrez said. (more...)
'Crushed': Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by Trump
- September 02, 2016

Griffith said he thinks we do need to build a wall, but that it should have a big door on it. Other Hispanic advisers said they will stay at the table, at least for now. Frum argues , rightly, that several of the concerns that Trump advanced ought to be part of a rational immigration policy debate in the United States. (more...)
Tesla planning upgrade to semi-autonomous Autopilot system Tesla planning upgrade to semi-autonomous Autopilot system
- September 02, 2016

Other Hedge Funds, Including, Van Eck Associates Corp reduced its stake in TSLA by selling 5,967 shares or 13.49% in the most recent quarter. Shares of SolarCity tanked by more than 10%, falling as low as $18.31 during regular trading hours on Thursday, while Tesla stock slipped by almost 5% to as low as $200.51 per share. (more...)
Chris Brown: Police called to his home for a disturbance Chris Brown: Police called to his home for a disturbance
- September 02, 2016

This post will be updated. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, tweeted early Wednesday morning that the musician had been released, and added, "The allegations against him are demonstrably false". "Threats. "I'm gonna F*** you up". Eventually, the 27-year-old musician was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was questioned by the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division. (more...)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Actor Mourns Gene Wilder
- September 02, 2016

Ticket information: All screenings are $5 and may be purchased right now HERE. "It's kind of like losing a parent". Wilder's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said the actor had chosen to keep his illness secret so that children who knew him as Willy Wonka would not equate the whimsical character with an adult disease. (more...)
Watch Dogs 2's latest gameplay trailer highlights free-roam and multiplayer options Watch Dogs 2's latest gameplay trailer highlights free-roam and multiplayer options
- September 02, 2016

See, the majority of online co-op in Watch Dogs 2 is all about helping each other out. The new Quad Copter and RC Jumper were also shown in depth and it is also shown how the RC Jumper is capable of sneaking past enemies due to it's small size and hack doors and the like using it's robotic arm. (more...)
Explosion hits Florida SpaceX launch site during test Explosion hits Florida SpaceX launch site during test
- September 02, 2016

The satellite was created to provide direct satellite data services, including internet access via Facebook , for areas of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He added that officials would go in to determine the causes of the blast only after they knew everybody was out of there. "Per standard procedure, the pad was clear and there were no injuries". (more...)
Massive reef found hiding just behind the Great Barrier Reef Massive reef found hiding just behind the Great Barrier Reef
- September 02, 2016

It revealed a field of massive rings three times larger than what was previously believed to be there, the Christian Science Monitor reports . And since we now know how huge this bioherm field is, they add, the danger it faces from ocean acidification looms even larger. (more...)
Samsung Delays Shipments Of Galaxy Note 7 For Quality Control Testing
- September 02, 2016

Chinese people visit the Samsung roadshow booth promoting their latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, outside a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. Samsung has not specified whether the battery issues are the reason for this additional review. Samsung Electronics sister company Samsung SDI Co Ltd said that while it was one of the suppliers of Galaxy Note 7 batteries, it had received no information to suggest that its batteries were faulty. (more...)
Patriots risking Tom Brady calamity in preseason finale
- September 02, 2016

Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start in Brady's absence during his suspension, is not expected to play barring an unexpected change, a source familiar with the team's plan told ESPN . This will be the final game action for Brady, a 17-year veteran, until October 9, when he is eligible to play again for the Patriots. "We have good practices, we want to play better in the preseason, we didn't play as well as we wanted to, but we have had a good work week this week and we will have a great work week ... (more...)
Hawaii hit by strong rain, surf as tropical storm brushes by Hawaii hit by strong rain, surf as tropical storm brushes by
- September 02, 2016

The National Weather Service downgraded the storm as its sustained winds fell below hurricane strength of 74 miles per hour. The center of the storm is not expected to make landfall on any Hawaiian island. However, the islands will feel the effects of strong winds. United States oil and gas producers in east of the Gulf of Mexico removed workers from 10 offshore platforms, moved drilling rigs and shut some output because of the storm. (more...)
Class action lawsuit claims Warriors' official app covertly listened to users Class action lawsuit claims Warriors' official app covertly listened to users
- September 02, 2016

SCMagazine.com has reached out to each of the defendants for comment; the Warriors have declined to comment on the pending litigation, per team policy. The suit acknowledges the app asks users for permission to access the microphone on their cellphone, but doesn't disclose the extent of how it's used. (more...)
Apple puts the squeeze on suppliers as it faces Chinese price war
- September 02, 2016

More surprisingly, it also says that the iPhone 7 might come bundled with a Lightning to headphone adaptor. IPhones now come bundled with Apple's earpod wired headphones. According to the invite , the invitation-only event will take place in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this Wednesday at 10am - so we should know what the iPhone 7 next week. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Prices Leaked Before Its Launch Event
- September 02, 2016

It also suggests that a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor and a Lightning to USB cable adaptor would come bundled with the box. IPhones now come bundled with Apple's earpod wired headphones. For example, the iPhone 6s with 16 GB costs ¥5288 in Chinese Yuan but is $790 - the same price for the iPhone 7 32 GB. Whereas iPhone 7 plus will be water resistant and have the dual camera. (more...)
NASA sees Lester move into central Pacific Ocean basin NASA sees Lester move into central Pacific Ocean basin
- September 02, 2016

Hurricane Madeline is rapidly weakening and speeding up as outer rain bands and high surf from the storm reach Hawaii island this morning. Meteorologist Eric Lau says the storm is expected to gradually weaken over the next two days. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Big Island and Maui County as Lester continues to move on a westward path toward the islands. "That heavy rainfall is interspersed with sunny patches", said Kanani Aton, spokeswoman for Hawaii County Civil Defense. (more...)
Former al Qaeda extremist to join George Washington University Former al Qaeda extremist to join George Washington University
- September 02, 2016

A former Islamic extremist who once denounced the United States has been hired by George Washington University. Jesse Morton , whose former name was Younus Abdullah Muhammad , spent almost three years in prison after being convicted of supporting al Qaeda , denouncing the United States and threatening people who spoke negatively of Islam, WTTG-TV reported. (more...)
Reid, Feinstein praise efforts to protect Lake Tahoe Reid, Feinstein praise efforts to protect Lake Tahoe
- September 02, 2016

Jerry Brown, who he said has been working on environmental causes since the 1970s, adding Brown and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval worked together to strengthen the bi-state compact that governs the basin. A bill pending in the senate would commit $450 million to future Tahoe projects over the next 10 years. On Saturday, he will discuss further steps on climate change with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is hosting the G20 group of leading economies. (more...)

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