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Veep hopefuls take aim at running mates in debate
- October 05, 2016

Kaine mentioned that he would like to decrease crime by fighting "the scourge of gun violence in the United States", and pointed to his experience as governor during the Virginia Tech shooting. "Hillary Clinton's record on foreign affairs alone could take up the whole 90 minutes, and it wouldn't be a pretty picture". Mook did say that the challenge for Kaine would be having "to have to answer for whether he can defend Donald Trump". (more...)
Pence On Kaine's Economic Record: He Cut Jobs By Half Pence On Kaine's Economic Record: He Cut Jobs By Half
- October 05, 2016

Going in, both of the affable, cordial vice presidential candidates weren't expected to be the traditional attack dogs that running mates usually embrace, but the evening had plenty of flashes of aggression from both Kaine and Pence - though much more polite than the first face-off between Trump and Clinton. (more...)
Mike Pence Pinky-Swears: Trump and I Will Stand Up to Putin Mike Pence Pinky-Swears: Trump and I Will Stand Up to Putin
- October 05, 2016

Pence and Kaine battled at Longwood University in Farmwood, Virginia, waging a proxy war on behalf of Trump and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has one policy toward Russian Federation. The typically subdued US senator repeatedly interrupted Pence as the Republican governor and former congressman dubbed Clinton the "architect" of the Obama administration's foreign policy. (more...)
Google gets into the VR game with new Daydream headset Google gets into the VR game with new Daydream headset
- October 05, 2016

Google designed it, it's got some custom Google silicon in it, but the actual manufacturing is being handled by HTC - a phone maker. The launch also ended the Nexus branding under which the company has always released phones in partnership with other original equipment manufacturers like LG (for Google Nexus 5) and Huawei (for Google Nexus 6P). (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. Says He's Odell Beckham Jr. Says He's "Not Having Fun" Anymore
- October 05, 2016

The undisciplined Giants were flagged seven times for 64 yards and had two turnovers. The Cleveland Browns worked out former New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork, but the team is unlikely to sign him, a person familiar with the situation said. (more...)
McLaren says it is not in discussions with Apple about investment McLaren says it is not in discussions with Apple about investment
- October 05, 2016

If Apple acquires the company, that would make it the technology giant's biggest acquisition, since the purchase of Beats Electronics, the audio group in 2014. Do you think Apple buying McLaren would be a wise move? The report states McLaren is an attractive proposition because of its technology and engineering proficiency. (more...)
Colombia's chief peace negotiator offers to resign Colombia's chief peace negotiator offers to resign
- October 05, 2016

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has announced there is to be a new round of talks with FARC rebels as all sides scramble to salvage the peace deal rejected by voters on Sunday. The president and the leader of this insurgent movement, Timoleon Jimenez, signed the so-called Final Agreement on September 26 in Cartagena de Indias. (more...)
Google readies new phones, gadgets
- October 05, 2016

The bigger version also comes in with a 128GB internal storage as well. That's because DXOmark has awarded the 12-megapixel camera on the Google Pixel with a rating of 89, the highest rating a smartphone camera has ever received. During the presentation, Pichai talked about Google's recent advances in AI and machine learning, in part to talk about advances with Google Assistant (its Siri rival), which the company wants to be the connective tissue between all of its devices. (more...)
Elon Musk Outlines Plans for Mars Colonization Elon Musk Outlines Plans for Mars Colonization
- October 05, 2016

The U.S. entrepreneur, speaking at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, is not letting the explosion of his space exploration company's Falcon 9 rocket a few weeks ago dampen his enthusiasm for interplanetary travel. (more...)
Google Home Announced: Google's $129 Version of Amazon Echo Google Home Announced: Google's $129 Version of Amazon Echo
- October 05, 2016

It's probably not likely that we'll ever get an official confirmation that HTC built the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL, which were just announced in San Francisco. Where Google's offering stands apart is in the robust, open nature of its voice recognition, allowing the Home to do nearly everything Google can do, but in a friendly, conversational way. (more...)
Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine
- October 05, 2016

Kaine's role so far has been to attack Trump, and he will no doubt seek to force Pence into owning the controversial rhetoric of his running mate. Early on in the debate, Kaine , Hillary Clinton's running mate, attacked Pence on the economic plan of his running mate, Donald Trump. (more...)
UW professor is co-winner of Nobel Prize in physics UW professor is co-winner of Nobel Prize in physics
- October 05, 2016

Dr. Thouless will receive half of that sum, while Dr. Haldane and Dr. Kosterlitz will split the other half. Through a telephone interview, Haldane said he was "very surprised" at the news, adding that he was glad that their discoveries found something many previously overlooked, and they unveiled "more possibilities for looking for new materials". (more...)
Army camp attacked in Baramulla, gunfight on Army camp attacked in Baramulla, gunfight on
- October 05, 2016

Indian and Pakistani troops regularly exchange fire across the LoC, but sending ground troops over the highly militarised de facto border is next to impossible. A BSF picket near the camp also came under heavy fire, leaving two jawans injured. Unofficial estimates place the number of militants killed in the raid at over 30 with all of the 150-odd Indian Army raiding party returning home. (more...)
IPhone 7 Ranks Dead Last in Battery Life
- October 05, 2016

Tech giants Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics , both of which suffered a major setback in their mobile business in the July-September period, are scheduled to announce their earnings report on October 7. "Even using the 12W charger that came with the iPad Pro it took well over two hours to fully charge the iPhone 7". Despite the improvement, it still lags far behind its Android rivals though. (more...)
WikiLeaks to publish presidential election docs 'every week for next 10 weeks'
- October 05, 2016

Leah wrote about the press conference Wikileaks' Julian Assange had via video link in Berlin , where he said that significant leaks would be published over the course of ten weeks. He said he would publish documents regarding at least three governments before the end of the year. WikiLeaks hopes to release them on a weekly basis over the next 10 weeks, so all information related to the United States presidential race will be published before election day on November 8. (more...)
United Nations chief welcomes India joining Paris climate deal United Nations chief welcomes India joining Paris climate deal
- October 05, 2016

The ceremony was held in front of a banner depicting Mahatma Gandhi and recognizing October 2, the Indian peace leader's birthday, as an worldwide day of nonviolence. Although India is the fourth-largest emitter of global greenhouse gases, its ranking actually understates the significance of the country and the future needs of its more than 1 billion people. (more...)
Now buy and sell items on Facebook's Marketplace
- October 05, 2016

The new feature aims to capitalise on existing eCommerce activity on Facebook. Marketplace will provide a more formal process to the users to conduct these exchanges, according to The Verge . Facebook says some 450 million people use its site - mainly the " Groups " feature - to buy and sell stuff locally, anything from cars to baby clothes to furniture. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Cos Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Cos
- October 05, 2016

Bank of America Corp. reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $120.00 target price on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. Apple Inc . The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $2,500,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 116,369 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,619,054.36. (more...)
HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man
- October 05, 2016

More specifically, the new medicines were created to track down and destroy HIV in every part of the body. Trial results are expected to be published in 2018. A team gathered from five United Kingdom universities is now conducting trials on 50 people. Most patients are now treated using antiretroviral therapy but the life-long treatment is not a complete cure as it fails to spot dormant-infected cells. (more...)
Truex wins again; Larson, McMurray, Stewart, Buescher eliminated from Chase
- October 05, 2016

Coming into the 2016 season, Truex had just three career victories and after a strong performance in 2016, he's added four more, to include two of the last three in the first round of the Chase playoffs. "Overall, we did what we had to do", the Team Penske driver said. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): M.Truex, 6 times for 181 laps; Ky. (more...)

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