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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with A10 Fusion CPU launched
- September 08, 2016

The result is sharper images than when pinching-to-zoom on the current iPhone 6, as well as the ability to take pictures with a shallow depth of focus that is common in portrait photography. The next-gen Watch has a brand new "S2" SiP with a dual-core processor that's 50% faster, and a new GPU that's twice as powerful and even supports 60fps animation. (more...)
Apple Nixes Headphone Jack In iPhone 7, Reveals Cordless AirPods
- September 08, 2016

The iPhone 7 Plus also features a new home button that is more simple but more powerful and customisable, Apple said. In other music-related news, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned there will be a new Apple Music interface in the next i0S update. (more...)
Clinton And Trump In Arms Race Over Military Endorsements
- September 08, 2016

There's broad consensus on a bill to allow those immigrants working in the USA illegally, who have been in the country for some time, speak English and are willing to pay back taxes, to remain in the country and eventually apply for citizenship (88 percent favor such a plan). (more...)
Niger Delta Avengers leader, other militants arrested - Nigerian army
- September 08, 2016

He said the exercise will ensure that the troops are professional with the required training to conduct operations within the law. Describing the environment as a critical heritage of any people, the Governor commended the Federal Government for kick-starting the Ogoniland Clean-Up Programme and called for its extension to other parts of the region, stressing that Bayelsa environment remains the most polluted in the Niger Delta. (more...)
Wisconsin Astronaut Williams Ending Space Mission
- September 08, 2016

That's how much time veteran NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has spent in space throughout his career - longer than any other American astronaut in history. Their Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 9:14 p.m. EDT. "We're incredibly proud of what Williams has accomplished off the Earth for the Earth", he added. (more...)
FDA bans triclosan and 18 other ingredients in antibacterial soap
- September 08, 2016

But the ruling, which was reported on by Ars Technica , actually comes 38 years after a ban on triclosan and triclocarban was originally proposed by the FDA back in 1978 . Hand sanitizers are considered to be the best use in the absence of soap and water - the CDC recommends alcohol-based products containing at least 60 percent alcohol - though it's worth keeping in mind the FDA has concerns about their use as well. (more...)
WAFB: Wife of fallen Baton Rouge officer is pregnant WAFB: Wife of fallen Baton Rouge officer is pregnant
- September 08, 2016

Officer Gerald, 41, was one of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers shot dead July 17. See the full story from WAFB here. Her 9-year-old daughter then suggested she was pregnant and about a week later her 3-year-old daughter made a comment about the baby Jesus said was growing in her tummy. (more...)
'Words matter', US State dept and Clinton tell Philippines' Duterte
- September 08, 2016

It said that Duterte "continues to value the Philippines' ties with the United States despite his profanity-laced remarks against" the US president. Responding to questions from local reporters Monday about how he would react if Mr. Obama raised the human-rights issue, Duterte appeared angry and blamed the USA -which ran the Philippines as a colony until 1946-for causing the country's problems. (more...)
Trump offers plan to boost military spending
- September 08, 2016

Trump also said he'd ask Congress to reverse the mandatory defense spending cuts that are in effect through 2021 known as sequestration, adding he would call on Congress to offset the costs through finding efficiencies in government and ending "unauthorized payments" by the federal treasury. (more...)
Trump Unveils Plan to Boost Military with More Troops, Weapons Trump Unveils Plan to Boost Military with More Troops, Weapons
- September 08, 2016

He pledged to ask generals to present a plan "within 30 days" of taking office to "defeat and destroy" militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS; vowed to "enforce all laws related to the handling of classified information;" and review US cyber defenses to identify vulnerabilities in the power grid, communications systems and vital infrastructure. (more...)
Obama meets with Duterte after Filipino leader apologizes
- September 08, 2016

On its face a rift between the long-time allies would appear to provide an opening for China. President Duterte said: "They will pay". Yet for governments and companies that prize stability, the rhetoric may prompt them to pull aid or investment at a time when the Philippines is shedding its reputation as the "Sick Man of Asia". (more...)
Kia explains its new eight-speed automatic designed for front wheel cars Kia explains its new eight-speed automatic designed for front wheel cars
- September 08, 2016

Crucially, the new FWD 8AT occupies the same space as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission, and weighs 3.5 kg less. However, incorporating the same number of gears into a front-wheel drive vehicle is incredibly challenging, due to packaging constraints and the need to mount the transmission transversely, competing with the engine, suspension and auxiliary components for space under the bonnet. (more...)
'Make Mexico Great Again Also' hat is latest in Trump supporter fashion 'Make Mexico Great Again Also' hat is latest in Trump supporter fashion
- September 08, 2016

Trump is traveling back to the U.S. Wednesday night to give a speech on immigration in Phoenix. "It was very disappointing", Monty said. It has Trump and Hillary Clinton neck and neck when it comes to unfavorable ratings. Hours after Trump's meeting and press conference with Peña Nieto, almost 1,500 miles away from the negotiating table and in the comfort of thousands of his cheering fans, Trump was back to his tough, no-nonsense stances. (more...)
PS4 Pro Release Date, Price Revealed
- September 08, 2016

There is nothing really new here, outside of a new look. The slimmer, more energy-efficient PS4 effectively replaces the existing model. According to a tweet from Stuff, the PS4 Pro apparently won't support the discs, which is odd since Sony owns the format. (more...)
UN Security Council Condemns N.Korea's Latest Missile Launches
- September 08, 2016

The U.N. Security Council in late August strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August. As for the utility of America's single THAAD battery located in the southern portion of South Korea, its defensive capabilities were already put into question last month following North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile test. (more...)
Putin proposes compromise over islands dispute with Japan
- September 08, 2016

If Russian wasn't involved, Putin wouldn't have any reason to care about the U.S. continuing to investigate into the source of the intrusion. Lehrich said longtime Trump ally Roger Stone has admitted being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and said both "are promising more leaks targeting Clinton as the election approaches, something Donald Trump actively invited". (more...)
Low taxes at dozens of firms in spotlight after Apple ruling Low taxes at dozens of firms in spotlight after Apple ruling
- September 08, 2016

Ireland moved to shut down the "Double Irish" tax loophole in 2013 following damning criticism from a U.S. Senate committee investigation by making it illegal for a company registered in Ireland to have no tax domicile anywhere. The company has also insisted it will not abandon Ireland, where it has about 6,000 employees and is planning to build a huge data centre. "There is no doubt that abuses arose particularly in relation to what were termed "stateless companies"; however, they were ... (more...)
PM May cannot take any part of Britain out of EU si
- September 08, 2016

Mrs May has refused to say whether she wants the United Kingdom to remain in the single market, telling MPs that she would not reveal her Brexit negotiating hand prematurely. "We will seek to use whatever influence we have to shape the best, or the least bad option", Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament, providing an update on Scotland's drive to keep its European Union membership. (more...)
How much will the new iPhone 7 cost in the UK?
- September 08, 2016

The new processor core design means the iPhone 7 will last about two hours longer (or 13 hours of talk time) than the iPhone 6s, which is a big jump and helpful for business travelers trying to stay connected in an airport or at a hotel. The company's Beats division is launching Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 and the new Beatsx wireless headphones with the iPhone 7. At least with the 3.5mm headphone jack, you could pick up a crappy pair at a service station if you're desperate to listen to ... (more...)
Bankrupt shipping giant trying to ease cargo chaos fears
- September 08, 2016

Hanjin Shipping's shareholders cheered nonetheless at this young array of light, sending its stock up 19.6% and nearly recuperating from Monday's 24% tumble. The stock has plunged 62 percent this year, trimming its market value to 341 billion won, while Korea's Kospi index has gained 5.4 percent in the period. (more...)

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