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Drilling into your iPhone 7 definitely won't reveal a 'hidden headphone jack' Drilling into your iPhone 7 definitely won't reveal a 'hidden headphone jack'
- September 28, 2016

TechRax has hundreds of videos of him destroying technology in creative ways and while the iPhone 7 headphone jack video was not serious, some appear to be losing their phone after trying this idea. Unfortunately, you will also see comments from people trolling others, claiming that drilling the headphone socket worked for them. Earlier this month , Apple announced its new iPhone and shocked the world when it removed the headphone jack. (more...)
Man rescued after week at sea arrives in Boston
- September 28, 2016

The pair were last seen on the evening of September 17 after embarking on an offshore fishing trip on the Chicken Pox , their 32-foot aluminum boat, the Coast Guard said. Eventually, a cargo freighter, the "Orient Lucky", found Nathan, picked him up, and contacted the Coast Guard. By Sunday afternoon, Nathan Carman had been found in his life raft; he is expected to arrive in port Tuesday, Groll said . (more...)
Elon Musk envisions 1000-passenger ships flying to Mars in next century
- September 28, 2016

He wants humans to become "a multi-planetary species". But he did not mention the problems that his aerospace company has suffered, including a launch pad explosion earlier this month. The ship lands on the Martian surface and then we get a glimpse of the astronauts looking out onto the Martian plains. He added the bottom line is SpaceX is on the way to Mars within about 10 years or so "if things go super well". (more...)
Beyond Good & Evil 2 might be back from the dead Beyond Good & Evil 2 might be back from the dead
- September 28, 2016

We could be looking at an origins story. However, nothing is now known about the content of this potential sequel to 2003's Beyond Good and Evil . Of course, this is pure speculation at this point. The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we'll have more to share later, as it progresses. Here is an extract from a recent interview on Gamespot with Yves Guillemot. (more...)
Snapchat Unveils Video-Recording Glasses
- September 28, 2016

Google Glass may have been a huge flop but that hasn't deterred Snapchat from launching Spectacles , a product that will allow users to capture video for the platform. We were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the handsome trees. He says that by recording with your sunglasses, you go back in time as you could see your memory from the view of your own eyes which is incredible. (more...)
Boater missing for a week found alive; mother still missing
- September 28, 2016

Nathan Carman, 22, left for a fishing trip with his mother Linda Carman, 54, out of Port Judith, Rhode Island, on September 17. The six-day search was suspended Friday, after the Coast Guard was unable to find the two. According to Groll, Nathan Carman had told coast guard officials that the boat began taking in water and eventually sank in the vicinity of Block Canyon, off the coast of NY. (more...)
Samsung Provides Update About The Galaxy Note 7 Exchanges
- September 28, 2016

When we reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 back in mid-August, we called it the best phablet the world had ever seen, hands down, iPhones included. Many airlines are refusing to allow the devices on their planes unless they are turned off and not charged during the duration of the flight. (more...)
Google Station To Provide Free Wi-Fi Across India's Public Hotspots
- September 28, 2016

It also plans to launch a Hindi version of Google Assistant. According to Google India , the original Wi-Fi initiative, first launched at Mumbai Central Station in January this year, has expanded to 52 rail stations and over 3.5 million users have accessed the service. (more...)
Nintendo NX listed on Tesco's website with price and launch date Nintendo NX listed on Tesco's website with price and launch date
- September 28, 2016

Nintendo's previous console sold for £250, rising to £300 for the premium model. "The games industry sorely misses a strong Nintendo", said one major buyer. After all, there is no point having a great console without any compatible games. It's no longer a surprise that Nintendo is developing a new console that should be a refreshing sight for all gamers. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation documents: Clinton's aide left classified briefing paper in Russian hotel
- September 28, 2016

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said the leak of these details were politically motivated considering their proximity to the first presidential debate on Monday. "This is beyond explanation", Chaffetz said in a statement. Prosecutors normally strike such deals only when they can't get the information any other way. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX reveals its ambitious plan to settle Mars
- September 28, 2016

Early this morning, Musk followed up with some tweets that provided more details about the Raptor engine , which he said has a thrust of about 3 million Newtons in the upper atmosphere. Today, he'll present potential architectural options that could sustain human life on Mars in a bid to garner support (primarily, financial) from various parties, including NASA. (more...)
Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million users
- September 28, 2016

The ongoing investigation suggested that looted data did not include unprotected passwords or information associated with payments or bank accounts, the Silicon Valley company said. The breach far surpasses that of Target in 2013, which affected more than 100 million customers, and another at eBay in 2014 that affected its 148 million customers. (more...)
Machado tearfully thanks Clinton for defense against Trump's 'Miss Piggy' remarks Machado tearfully thanks Clinton for defense against Trump's 'Miss Piggy' remarks
- September 28, 2016

While on the topic of degrading women, why not recall the one who seems to get your dander up the most , right? "Hillary went back into the years, and she found this girl", Trump said on Fox & Friends. He said his microphone wasn't working properly and speculated that it might have been set up to malfunction on goal. Appearing on Fox & Friends the morning after the debate, Trump doubled down on his comments about Machado. (more...)
Elon Musk flaunts SpaceX's new Raptor rocket via Twitter
- September 28, 2016

Raptor is a new generation methane-fueled rocket engine designed expressly for the company's upcoming big Red Dragon rocket to ferry humans to the Red Planet. Meanwhile, NASA is also paying an important role in Musk's Mars mission by purportedly giving them "very specific areas of expertise", Inverse reported. (more...)
US sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear programme US sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear programme
- September 28, 2016

Russel told Reuters last week that THAAD deployment was not negotiable as part of efforts to agree on new United Nations sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test on September 9. On Monday, South Korea's JoongAng Daily newspaper reported that China was investigating a top official of the KKBC at its branch in the Chinese border city of Dandong. (more...)
Chris Smalling backs "main man" Wayne Rooney to start firing again
- September 28, 2016

The frank exchange of words is said to have come in training on the Monday after the 2-1 derby defeat to Man City earlier this month, wherein Rooney tore into the other players at half time for their abject performances. Rooney may get more of a chance now in United's Cup games. "United don't know to leave this one rumbling though and are keen to sort it before the New Year". (more...)
Some elephants learning to avoid dangerous areas
- September 28, 2016

The agenda to be pushed by the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ( CITES ) of Wild Fauna and Flora, however, faces stiff opposition from three African countries. Several conservation groups are backing this tougher stand. "At the current pace of illegal poaching, when Charlotte turns 25 the African elephant will be gone from the wild", he said to policymakers and campaigners. (more...)
SpaceX Test Fires Mars Rocket Engine
- September 28, 2016

SpaceX has successfully test-fired the Raptor rocket engine. Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX , said the rocket will be ultimately capable of producing thrust of 690,000lbs over 382 seconds. As of now, the Raptor appears powerful than any current rocket thanks to nine methane-fueled motors. The key word in the new name, of course, is "interplanetary". (more...)
United States sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korean nukes
- September 28, 2016

Monday's action by the Treasury Department blocks any property Hongxiang and the executives — Ma Xiaohong, Zhou Jianshu, Hong Jinhua, and Luo Chuanxu — may have in the USA, and prohibits Americans from doing business with them. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson of New Jersey on August 3 signed a criminal complaint charging DHID and the four executives for defrauding the United States and conspiring to launder monetary instruments. (more...)
PlayStation Vita Came "Too Late" - Former Sony CEO
- September 28, 2016

The PlayStation Vita is a "nice machine", but it came "too late" to find and sustain a meaningful audience. "Now that I don't work there anymore, I think internally it was: 'This is a great machine, it's just too late.' The world has shifted to portable devices that aren't dedicated gaming machines". (more...)

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