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Pokemon is getting an official YouTube series 'Pokemon Generations' starting this Friday Pokemon is getting an official YouTube series 'Pokemon Generations' starting this Friday
- September 14, 2016

The 18 planned episodes will release weekly starting September 16 and concluding December 23, 2016. Fans who only played the games might consider checking it out as well, as Origins was praised for its focus on the events from the video games instead of creating its own storyline like the anime did. (more...)
Super Mario Run: The legend lives on in iPhones Super Mario Run: The legend lives on in iPhones
- September 14, 2016

Super Mario Run will surely springboard off of some of that prosperity when it debuts in December, but it doesn't need any help. Most of our childhood memories date back to the videogame 'Super Mario , ' an Italian plumber dressed in red overalls, who ate mushrooms to grow bigger and travelled down drain pipes into underwater quests all to save a princess, developed by Nintendo in 1983. (more...)
Notre Dame police have 'core powers of the state' Notre Dame police have 'core powers of the state'
- September 14, 2016

But attorney for Notre Dame Peter Rusthoven says if legislators intended for private university police departments to be treated the same as public agencies, they would have specifically said so when writing state statutes. She told about 7,100 people at the University of Notre Dame on Monday she was confirmed by the Senate on a 96-3 vote in 1993 and Justice Stephen Breyer was confirmed by an 87-9 vote the next year. (more...)
Buy refurbished Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices to save money Buy refurbished Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices to save money
- September 14, 2016

Microsoft positions the Surface Pro 4 as a rival to Apple's MacBook, although this isn't entirely accurate, as the Surface is a 2-in-1 device, while its supposed competitor is a laptop by all means. However, few reports suggested that the release date of the Surface Pro 5 might be pushed forward to March 2017 because of the inclusion of Intel's Kaby Lake processor. (more...)
Conversational Appliances: Control Your Home with Your Voice
- September 14, 2016

GE Appliances has teamed with Alexa, the brains of Amazon Echo , to give users the option of talking to appliances hands free. For example, turning on a stovetop burner via Alexa won't be allowed. Since launching the $180 Echo in 2014, Amazon has opened up Alexa to third-party hardware developers, so the service is baked into a growing number of products from Amazon and other companies. (more...)
Dolphins might have a 'highly developed spoken language' Dolphins might have a 'highly developed spoken language'
- September 14, 2016

The latest study has unveiled interesting facts about the dolphins and how they communicate. But new research shows that they can actually have conversations with each other in the same way humans do. But we only recently developed underwater microphones sensitive enough to be able to tell one dolphin from another. Using a special recording device called a hydrophone , Ryabov captured audio after no special training was given to the duo. (more...)
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection officially revealed Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection officially revealed
- September 14, 2016

You can check out Ubisoft's official description of the collection below. The Ezio Collection puts the single-player experiences of its three games front and center, focusing entirely on Ezio's journey. Even better games are coming, Allonier said. Assassin's Creed Lineage , released in 2009, follows the life of Ezio's father, while Assassin's Creed Embers , released in 2011, chronicles an older Ezio who is called on to once again serve the Assassins. (more...)
Elon Musk labels SpaceX blast 'difficult, complex failure' Elon Musk labels SpaceX blast 'difficult, complex failure'
- September 14, 2016

The rocket explosion comes on the heels of a similar hardware accident with the "autopilot" feature on Musk's new test fleet of Tesla vehicles. SpaceX , founded in 2002 by Musk, has been the face of American commercial space industry. Elon Musk turned to twitter on Friday to reveal that SpaceX is extremely baffled about what happened and it needs help from the public. When asked on Twitter about speculation that some object may have hit the rocket, Musk responded, "We have not ruled ... (more...)
First iOS 10 apps start arriving on the App Store
- September 14, 2016

Users can type drafts into the app and then, with two clicks, copy the writing into a message to be sent. The Dunkin' Donuts app, for example, lets users pay right from within the app with a virtual card, as well as send a gift card to a friend or find a Dunkin' store location. (more...)
A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded in a 6-year-old's hands A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded in a 6-year-old's hands
- September 14, 2016

A spokesman for Samsung said that the firm had worked "intensively" to ensure that the quality of batteries was now assured. The company confirmed it's working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the USA government's arm for ensuring products do no harm, on procedures for replacing the handsets with new models that won't spontaneously catch fire. (more...)
Boom rescaled: 'Extremely giant impact' may be behind making of Earth's moon Boom rescaled: 'Extremely giant impact' may be behind making of Earth's moon
- September 14, 2016

And pinning down this story could change our understandings of planetary systems across the universe. It states that the moon was formed by a grazing collision between the proto-Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia. "I'm kind of surprised that the new model fits the data the best", Wang said. Eight terrestrial samples and seven lunar rocks were analyzed in the study , and the lunar rocks were found to have an abundance of the heavy isotope potassium-41. (more...)
IPhone 7 and 7 Plus to available in India from October 7 IPhone 7 and 7 Plus to available in India from October 7
- September 14, 2016

As you can see in the video above, Kimmel's crew were able to fool iPhone user after iPhone user just by cleaning off their old iPhones and putting them in new cases. This is likely an effort by the company to cut down on heavy traffic on September 16, which is when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will officially launch. There's no news about the cost of individual AirPods yet, however as a pair will cost £159 in the United Kingdom, including a charging case, a price of around £69 should be ... (more...)
Amazon and Pandora to undercut Spotify with $5 streaming services Amazon and Pandora to undercut Spotify with $5 streaming services "within weeks"
- September 14, 2016

The on-demand service will likely cost the standard $10 a month, and is primarily being launched in order to provide Pandora with a new subscription income stream, it now generating most of its revenues from ad sales. Google has also doubled down on music streaming with YouTube Red and Google Play Music. It will cost $10, or $5 for subscribers who own an Amazon Echo . (more...)
Singapore in battle mode against Zika after infections rise
- September 13, 2016

The report, published as a letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine , found that countries experiencing an increase in Zika diagnosis have seen an identical spike in Guillain-Barre cases. They then mapped the monthly destinations and volumes of travellers arriving into Africa and Asia-Pacific to identify countries at greatest risk of Zika virus importation across seasons. (more...)
Tesla's Newest Upgrade For Autopilot To Reduce Accidents
- September 13, 2016

One of the main challenges of using cameras and radars for a braking system is how to prevent so-called false positives , in which a auto might think an overhead highway sign, for example, is an obstacle to be avoided. Drivers are still required to be behind the wheel while using Autopilot, but the auto can change lanes, brake, steer, accelerate, decelerate and avoid obstacles on its own. (more...)
Britain's Micro Focus scoops HPE's software in $8.8bn deal
- September 13, 2016

HPE is in the process as well of doubling down in order to deliver a new group of modern, multi-cloud software that is infrastructure as a service oriented. The deal is a "coup" for Micro Focus , says the Financial Times . The former Hewlett-Packard, which split into HP Inc . and HPE past year, built its enterprise software offerings through acquisitions such as the purchase of United Kingdom software company Autonomy, which cost more than $10 billion and led to accusations of fraud. (more...)
August 2016 hottest ever recorded August 2016 hottest ever recorded
- September 13, 2016

In a report published by NASA on Monday, it was revealed that the month of August, 2016, was the warmest August in recorded history, or in 136 years. How temperatures across the globe compared to normal during August 2016 . "Monthly rankings, which vary by only a few hundredths of a degree, are inherently fragile", said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt . (more...)
Hawaii Island schools to re-open after Madeline Hawaii Island schools to re-open after Madeline
- September 13, 2016

Ports are opening Thursday so ships can deliver goods and services to the Big Island before the possible arrival of Hurricane Lester. Wind speed diminished steadily throughout the day and by 11 p.m. Her husband, Matsuda, said they will remain prepared during this year's hurricane season. "We have no place to go right now, trying to figure it out", said Dorman. (more...)
Dolphins WR Kenny Stills seeking changes, on and off field
- September 13, 2016

Dolphins coach Adam Gase doesn't view it as a distraction. MIAMI'S VICE: Tannehill was 16 of 29 for 186 yards, but Miami twice drove inside the Seattle 20 and failed to come away with points. On their next series, Kenny Stills got free behind Seattle's secondary only to drop what would have been a sure touchdown. MARSH'S MARK: It's worth noting the contribution of Seattle reserve linebacker Cassius Marsh, who blocked Andrew Franks' 27-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter ... (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 concerns knock $14bn off Samsung's market value
- September 13, 2016

To Samsung's credit, the cell phone giant has really stepped up to the plate and taken responsibility for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 issue and a lot has done a lot make amends for this unforeseen circumstance. After the incident, several other customers also complained that their phone exploded during charging or answering calls. "By taking an official position as a member of the Board of directors, Lee is demonstrating his commitment to the future of the company and to delivering benefit to ... (more...)

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