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Sky Sports brings Drone Racing League to United Kingdom screens Sky Sports brings Drone Racing League to United Kingdom screens
- September 15, 2016

As well as securing the broadcasting rights, in 2017, Sky and DRL will partner with London & Partners to bring an official DRL race to an iconic venue in London. In addition to the partnership with Sky, today, DRL has also announced key multi-year, worldwide event and media distribution partnerships with ESPN and 7Sports, the sports business cluster of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. (more...)
Obama Says U.S. Is Prepared To Lift Sanctions Against Myanmar Obama Says U.S. Is Prepared To Lift Sanctions Against Myanmar
- September 15, 2016

The U.S. has eased broad economic sanctions since political reforms began five years ago and Obama has visited the country twice. But it "retained more targeted restrictions on military-owned companies and dozens of officials of the former ruling junta", as The Associated Press reports. (more...)
Pluto 'spray-painting' poles of its big moon Charon Pluto 'spray-painting' poles of its big moon Charon
- September 15, 2016

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution, enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. These observations raised another puzzle: when the team revised its estimate for how many X-rays should be seen around Pluto given that compact atmosphere, Chandra now saw too many. (more...)
Nifty recovers by 11 pts to 8726.60 on higher European cues Nifty recovers by 11 pts to 8726.60 on higher European cues
- September 15, 2016

The broader CNX Nifty index was up 17 points or 0.20 percent at 8,743. On the economic front, India's industrial production (IIP) fell 2.4 per cent in July 2016 over the same month a year ago. In the 50-share index, Bank of Baroda, YES Bank, Tata Motors DVR, Adani Ports and ACC were up between 2.45 per cent and 4.21 per cent. Sector-wise, consumer durables gained the most by rising 1.12%, followed by infra with a rise of 0.99%, banking 0.77%, PSU 0.60%, auto 0.57% and power 0.55%. (more...)
Reliance-Aircel sign merger to create entity worth Rs 65000 crore Reliance-Aircel sign merger to create entity worth Rs 65000 crore
- September 15, 2016

However, consolidated net sales of the company of the company slipped 3.85 per cent year-on-year to Rs 5247 crore for the quarter under review. The net present value (NPV) of capex and opex synergies is estimated at Rs 20,000 crore (USD 3 billion), the companies said. (more...)
Apple's iOS 10 update goes wrong on some iPhones
- September 15, 2016

Although Apple partially got rid of "Slide to Unlock" when it released iOS 7, the feature has been a staple since the first iPhone launched in 2007. That makes 2 devices screwed up by the OTA update and I have to try and restore to the older version now. The new operating system also enhances Messages emoji features, with predictions that suggest emoji as you type; a new "tap to replace" feature that lets you "emojify" a message; and new emoji that appear three times larger. (more...)
Jets have no time to lament loss Jets have no time to lament loss
- September 15, 2016

That was due in part to the Jets' tight defensive coverage, and in part to the fact that the Bengals' offense is in a transition phase with a number of new pieces-including a new offensive coordinator-being worked in. On Cincinnati's next possession, Mike Nugent was wide right on a 52-yard attempt that kept the game a one-point affair. The five-time Pro Bowler produced 12 receptions for 180 yards, 54 of them on a touchdown bomb down the middle of the field (where it appeared Revis was ... (more...)
Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D
- September 15, 2016

Gaia's first map is just a taste of the things to come. Out of these, roughly 400 million are objects never before recorded. Anthony Brown from Leiden University in the Netherlands said that the result is the efforts being put in by experts from different disciplines. (more...)
Battleground State Polls Show Tight Races Between Trump and Clinton Battleground State Polls Show Tight Races Between Trump and Clinton
- September 15, 2016

Overall, 47 percent of voters who are now serving or have previously served in the US military said they would not be confident in Trump's ability to serve as an effective commander-in-chief of the USA military. Another 16 percent back Johnson and 6 percent back Stein. Democrat Hillary Clinton still leads in most national polls and in most of the key battleground states where both campaigns will focus over these final two months. (more...)
Clinton medical records declare her 'fit to serve' Clinton medical records declare her 'fit to serve'
- September 15, 2016

She's being treated with the antibiotic Levaquin for 10 days. She was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial event in NY on Sunday and was seen stumbling limp-legged into a Secret Service vehicle. And in another move, the foundation made an illegal $25,000 donation to a campaign group affiliated with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2013 as she was considering joining Schneiderman's fraud case against Trump University. (more...)
Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10
- September 15, 2016

Many reported that iOS 10 "bricked" their phone upon installation, which led to an error message instructing users to restore their devices via iTunes. Apple's iOS 10 update is now rolling out iPhones, iPads and iPods around the world. With these devices, you can get past the lock screen as you did with Touch ID on iOS 9. (more...)
Attenborough wants united efforts to save wildlife from the brink Attenborough wants united efforts to save wildlife from the brink
- September 15, 2016

The State of Nature Report 2016 - to which more than 50 wildlife organisations contributed - found that of 8,000 species assessed according to modern Red List criteria, over 10 per cent were under threat of vanishing from the United Kingdom altogether. (more...)
Samsung to limit recharging of faulty Note 7 batteries
- September 15, 2016

According to the Associated Press , Samsung also plans to release a software update to anyone who has disregarded the recall. "Samsung is continuing to work with the (Consumer Product Safety Commission) and our carrier partners to develop and evaluate solutions that are best for US Note7 owners", said Wimberly. (more...)
Samsung's brand loyalty unaffected by Galaxy Note 7 recall
- September 15, 2016

Samsung shares plunged Monday after the South Korean electronics giant urged global users to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries. "We are expediting replacement devices so that they can be provided through the exchange program as conveniently as possible". On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission asked the Galaxy Note 7 owners to turn their phones off and leave them off. (more...)
Clinton releases health data, doctor says 'fit to serve' Clinton releases health data, doctor says 'fit to serve'
- September 15, 2016

Apart from the pneumonia thing, we now know Clinton had an ear infection earlier this year, and Kaine's doctor wants him to get more vitamin D. She was treated with Levaquin, an antibiotic, for 10 days. The diagnosis: Clinton is in good health and is "recovering well" from pneumonia. Bardack first detected a "low-grade fever" of 99.4 degrees in Clinton on September 2, along with congestion and fatigue. (more...)
Fastest Way to Earn $200000 is Finding Vulnerabilities in Nexus
- September 15, 2016

The first prize in the competition is $200,000; the second prize is $100,000 and the third prize is $50,000. Be advised that Google will require you to hack the smartphones using only the G-mail address and the phone number, i.e. "We're [hoping] that this contest will give us another data point on the availability of these types of exploits". Once an entry is deemed complete and eligible, we will arrange a time a with the participant to demonstrate their exploit on live devices. (more...)
Apple's iOS 10 update is causing major headaches for some users
- September 15, 2016

If you give it 24 hours, Apple can fix the bugs and you can download the update without worrying about the initial rush. Instead, follow Apple's step-by-step guide on how to install the update by using a computer and iTunes. "It reverts back to iOS 9.3.5". Some iPhone and iPad users reported problems trying to install Apple's new iOS 10 software on Tuesday. Zhang tweeted a photo he took outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in NY. (more...)
Russia urges Syrian rebels to separate from 'terrorists' Russia urges Syrian rebels to separate from 'terrorists'
- September 15, 2016

But he added that aid has not yet been delivered because the Syrian government hadn't sent a letter of authorization to the United Nations, although he said he hoped aid conveys waiting on the Turkish-Syrian border would be able to commence deliveries some time later on Wednesday to the 250,000 civilians estimated to be in rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo . (more...)
Saudi king rejects mixing hajj with politics
- September 15, 2016

For the first time in almost 3 decades, Iran's 64,000 pilgrims are not attending the hajj in Saudi Arabia after the two regional rivals failed to agree on security and logistics. Rabat "welcomes the measure taken by Saudi Arabia, on instructions from the Custodian of the Two Holy Places of Islam, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to ensure security, peace and comfort of pilgrims and enable them to accomplish this religious duty in the best conditions", said Thursday the Foreign Ministry in a statement. (more...)
Apple Changes Course with watchOS 3
- September 15, 2016

The hype preceding the releases of both the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Samsung Gear S3 was like an upcoming Muhammad Ali boxing match. You need to install iOS 10 on your iPhone before you can install watchOS 3 .0 on your Apple Watch. Notifications: When you dismiss a notification now, you'll go back to the watch face instead of the Notification Center. For those who love Apple products, you should be pleased that iOS 10 is available today. (more...)

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