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Nintendo NX games will use cartridges, not discs Nintendo NX games will use cartridges, not discs
- September 07, 2016

Nintendo called its upcoming platform a "brand new concept" and that was it, nothing more, and nothing less. The form was last utilized in a major videogame home console via Nintendo's N64 in 1996. It is said be more powerful than Wii U, but won't be powerful enough to challenge Microsoft or Sony's flagship consoles. Although gamers have grown accustomed to buying (and publishers have grown accustomed to shipping) optical discs for physical game sales, WSJ notes that chip-based cartridges ... (more...)
On historic trip to Laos, Obama aims to heal war wounds On historic trip to Laos, Obama aims to heal war wounds
- September 07, 2016

Duterte had ordered that Obama not ask him about a number of killings of drug dealers, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you", he said . How about you? I have so many questions also about human rights to ask you. Soon after the summit, by the way, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott resigned. USA officials have also expressed deep concern over the possibility of China developing Scarborough into an island or starting to erect concrete structures there, which could reinforce Beijing's ... (more...)
Volkswagen Truck & Bus buying stake in Navistar for $256M Volkswagen Truck & Bus buying stake in Navistar for $256M
- September 07, 2016

That amount is expected to grow as the companies continue to introduce technologies from the collaboration. Clarke emphasized, though, that products springing from the Navistar/VW will be "steered by what customer want" and offers in his words "a tremendous opportunity for us both to be even more customer focused - not just in terms of products but services going forward". (more...)
3 space station crew members prepare to return to Earth
- September 07, 2016

Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, along with veteran NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, will make the three-hour return trip back to Earth in a Russian Soyuz capsule this evening. If all goes according to plan, the crew is expected to land southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 9:14 p.m. EDT (0114 GMT Sept. (more...)
Iran escalates high seas harassment of US Navy Iran escalates high seas harassment of US Navy
- September 07, 2016

The U.S. official said there have been 31 similar interactions with Iranian ships this year, nearly double the amount from the same period last year. According to the unnamed officials that spoke with Reuters , the growing number of these incidents are "unsafe and unprofessional due to lack of communications and the close-range harassing maneuvering". (more...)
Giant Panda No Longer Listed as Endangered as Habitat Increases Giant Panda No Longer Listed as Endangered as Habitat Increases
- September 07, 2016

Panda bears are a lot luckier than other animals, including giant apes. The giant panda, long the face of the conservation movement, has been taken off the endangered species list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (more...)
France to open first Paris refugee camp by mid-October France to open first Paris refugee camp by mid-October
- September 07, 2016

Hidalgo said the first camp will come up on the northern fringe of the city and it will be created to accommodate 400 refugees for short term. Escalating wars in Syria and Iraq, adding to persistent political instability in many African countries and in the Middle East, forced millions of people to risk their lives by boarding rickety boats to seek better life on the other Mediterranean rim. (more...)
Everything You Need To Know Before You Buy The New iPhone Everything You Need To Know Before You Buy The New iPhone
- September 07, 2016

Facebook updated its Messenger earlier this year with a slew of new features including more visuals ( photos , GIFs, ) the ability to hail a cab with Lyft or Uber directly from the app, payments and file saving to Dropbox. Incidentally, Yahoo's Flickr had added similar capabilities to its cloud storage and sharing service previous year. That's one more reason why Apple's next iPhone needs to offer consumers a significant reason to upgrade. (more...)
President Obama & Vladimir Putin Meet at G20 Summit President Obama & Vladimir Putin Meet at G20 Summit
- September 06, 2016

Mr Obama didn't detail the trouble spots, although he suggested the U.S. had concerns about Russian Federation holding up its end of the bargain and enforcing the terms. Quarrels with Chinese officials broke out on the tarmac and at other venues over access by US officials and reporters. Mr Putin has denied his government was involved, but cheered the release of the information. (more...)
Homeland Security Now Investigating Leslie Jones Hack
- September 06, 2016

Man, Leslie Jones has been having a bad time since Ghostbusters came out. Jones' website was taken down after the attack. Jones herself has yet to comment on this latest attack. "I know we had our differences after my review of Ghostbusters but I wish her all the best at what must be a deeply upsetting time ". ICE, HSI leading the investigation is an example of the recently issued Presidential Policy Directive on United States Cyber Incident Coordination, which outlines which federal ... (more...)
WWF: Giant panda no longer endangered WWF: Giant panda no longer endangered
- September 06, 2016

Giant pandas are no longer endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN ), after a population increase moved them away from the unsafe end of the list. The Mountain Gorilla, which is the other subspecies, has only 880 individuals remaining, though its population has slightly increased over the past year. (more...)
Move over Nessie: Real Scottish sea monster found Move over Nessie: Real Scottish sea monster found
- September 06, 2016

In the last few months, experts have been able to clean up and extract the fossil from the rock which has been encasing it for millions of years. In 2011, tonnes of rock were disturbed at a Jurassic site in what has been described as one of Scotland's most reckless acts of fossil collecting. (more...)
On Bended Knee; Kaepernick Sits For Anthem Surrounded By Troops On Bended Knee; Kaepernick Sits For Anthem Surrounded By Troops
- September 06, 2016

After the game, Kaepernick said he would donate the first $1 million he earned this season to organizations that work with the community. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color", Kaepernick said in an interview with NFL Media after the August 26 game. (more...)
Holding lucky penny, Allardyce enjoys winning England start Holding lucky penny, Allardyce enjoys winning England start
- September 06, 2016

And the former Bolton, Sunderland and West Ham manager wondered what role a newly-obtained lucky penny had to play in the winning start to World Cup qualifying. And Rooney, who became the most-capped outfield player in England's history with his 116th appearance in the match, claims that he is happy with his position in Allardyce's side. (more...)
Vladimir Putin denies Russian involvement in Democratic National Committee hack Vladimir Putin denies Russian involvement in Democratic National Committee hack
- September 06, 2016

In a transcript of a Bloomberg News interview published Friday by the Kremlin, Putin said it was "impossible to check" whether Russian Federation or any other state actor was behind the theft of more than 20,000 emails that later appeared on the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks's website. (more...)
Even Putin isn't a fan of USA presidential candidates' tactics Even Putin isn't a fan of USA presidential candidates' tactics
- September 06, 2016

The FBI said it believes with a "high degree of certainty" that hackers who broke into the DNC's research database and files containing thousands of emails from Democratic Party officials were linked to Russian intelligence services. officials tell CNN , on Russian influence on the upcoming presidential election. Cybersecurity analysts traced the hack's digital markings to known Russian government hacking groups. (more...)
'Quantico' season 2 spoilers: First details on premiere episode
- September 06, 2016

And she has used her Twitter handle one more time to tickle our curiosity buds, by sharing a teaser of the Quantico 2 premiere episode. It refers to the CIA Deputy Director for Operations. Priyanka Chopra's first break in America, Quantico earned her an enormous amount of positive criticism from both American and Indian audiences for her portrayal of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent/trainee Alexander Parrish. (more...)
Hanjin Files for Bankruptcy Protection in US
- September 06, 2016

Bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co.is seeking court protection in other countries, including Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, this week to prevent seizure of vessels, reports said, citing Korea's Financial Services Commission. (more...)
Tesla officially green-lights Model S, Model X P100D Tesla officially green-lights Model S, Model X P100D
- September 06, 2016

The new Tesla Model S P100D is the quickest vehicle in the world with an acceleration of 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. "Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000", the company says. (more...)
McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank, Adam Scott finishes strongly McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank, Adam Scott finishes strongly
- September 06, 2016

But when the TPC Boston was at its most risky in 40 miles per hour gusts as Hermine headed out to the Atlantic, he made seven birdies and closed with a 6-under 65 to make up a six-shot deficit and win the Deutsche Bank Championship. PGA champion Jimmy Walker closed with 70 to finish solo third at 12. World No 1 Jason Day had 67 to finish 8-under while the remaining two Australians in the field, Marc Leishman (67) and Aaron Baddeley (75), have scraped into the third round of the play-offs, ... (more...)

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