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Why Google's Pixel Is The Anti-iPhone
- October 08, 2016

So while the phones enjoyed some spectacular initial reviews, the news about being exclusively partnered with Verizon did raise some questions from the public. The Google Tango Phone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro is arriving next month. Granted, Verizon's predatory business practices and relentless assault on customer privacy make it hard for us to recommend buying anything from the company, but that's something of a separate issue. (more...)
Right-winger Drudge a hurricane denier? Hints feds are lying Right-winger Drudge a hurricane denier? Hints feds are lying
- October 08, 2016

But what he won't say, and he won't let any state employee say, is that the sheer power of this storm is directly related to climate change and the effects of a warming planet. Normally, when a hurricane hits the Caribbean, it stirs up cooler waters from deep below the surface, those cooler waters help to weaken the storm and dissipate some of its energy before it makes landfall. (more...)
NASA's Hubble telescope spots water vapor plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa NASA's Hubble telescope spots water vapor plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
- October 08, 2016

The amount of water on Europa is estimated to be double the amount of water found in oceans on Earth, which is covered by a hard layer of ice whose thickness is yet to be known. One potential follow-up investigation into Europa's plumes might occur sometime in 2018 or beyond, following the launch of the NASA James Webb Space Telescope. (more...)
Modelling firm slashes insurance loss forecast for Hurricane Matthew Modelling firm slashes insurance loss forecast for Hurricane Matthew
- October 08, 2016

ET (2 p.m. PT) to discuss the results. Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc.is based in Clearwater, Florida. EPS growth in past 5 year was 26.40% along with sales growth of 17.90% in the last five years. Heritage Insurance Holdings fell more than 14 percent and United Insurance Holdings was down by as much as 13 percent in early trading. The insurance industry says it's well positioned to handle the damages from Matthew. (more...)
Google to unveil new hardware
- October 08, 2016

Unlocked phones that work on other wireless networks will be available at Google's online store. By taking control of both the software and the hardware on which it runs, Google can more effectively compete with Amazon, Apple, and Facebook's Oculus, which all do the same. (more...)
Ohio poll: Clinton and Trump locked in tight race Ohio poll: Clinton and Trump locked in tight race
- October 08, 2016

They both denied accusations that Trump doesn't pay federal incomes , apparently unaware that the correct response to such questions is a terse "that makes him smart". Clinton then spent two minutes addressing not only Trump's recent behavior, but also the negative influence media can have on girls' self-esteem and the bullying they might experience. (more...)
Google announces Daydream View VR headset for $79
- October 08, 2016

Now that Google has finally chose to increase the availability of its devices, there's a possibility that it may sell better than the company's Nexus devices. However, unlike bloatware on other phones, you'll be able to fully uninstall these apps, not just "disable" them. The Pixel Launcher comes with a distinct Search Box, and it requires a "swipe up" gesture to show all of the device's apps. (more...)
Researchers say 125 years is probably the maximum human life span
- October 08, 2016

Scientists who examined statistical trends regarding maximum lifespans said on Wednesday Calment's record may last a long time. Maximum lifespan, on the other hand, is the upper limit of how long the oldest humans can possibly live, thanks to what the researchers describe as "an inadvertent byproduct of fixed genetic programs for early life events, such as development, growth and reproduction". (more...)
Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast
- October 08, 2016

Rick Scott said. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida , Georgia and SC still under threat of torrential rain and risky storm surge as the hurricane pushed north. The White House warned that the destruction in Haiti could foreshadow the devastation in the U.S. Thousands of Haitians are now homeless and the government has suspended a presidential election. (more...)
Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with concussion
- October 08, 2016

Newton isn't the only one hurting. Derek Anderson continues to take first-team reps, with Joe Webb the backup. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) lies on the turf after a hit during a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. (more...)
Sprint Offers Customers Galaxy Note 7 Trade-In for Any Other Phone Sprint Offers Customers Galaxy Note 7 Trade-In for Any Other Phone
- October 08, 2016

Operating profit likely rose 5.6 percent year on year to 7.8 trillion won, beating expectations. That was slightly higher than forecasts. On the South Korean Stock Exchange, Samsung shares are now trading at 1,700,000 won, up 9,000 won or 0.53 percent on a volume of 263,924 shares. (more...)
Clinton, Trump take debate battle on critical state swing
- October 08, 2016

In a two-way matchup, Friday's poll has even more good news for Clinton: she leads Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. Reuters news agency conducted its own poll which suggests Americans feel Clinton won the debate but it didn't really do anything to give her a bump in voter support. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew threatens Florida to SC with unsafe flooding
- October 08, 2016

It fell short of generating sustained winds of hurricane force anywhere in Florida, though a gust of 107 miles per hour was recorded on Cape Canaveral on Friday morning, and never made landfall in the state during its long, close passage. Matthew, potentially the first major hurricane to hit the United States head on in more than a decade, triggered mass evacuations along the coast from Florida through Georgia and into SC and North Carolina. (more...)
Samsung profits rise despite Galaxy Note7 recall Samsung profits rise despite Galaxy Note7 recall
- October 08, 2016

Samsung has recalled all the original Note 7 units which it said had shipped with a defective battery, which caused the phones to explode and catch fire. GSM Arena has learned that Kaye's staff reached out to the FAA and the South Korea tech giant to retrieve more details about the Galaxy Note 7 unit that caught fire while inside a plane. (more...)
Airbnb Users Are Offering Free Rooms To Hurricane Matthew Evacuees Airbnb Users Are Offering Free Rooms To Hurricane Matthew Evacuees
- October 08, 2016

The idea arose in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and has grown into a global disaster response initiative on Airbnb . If you or any family or friends are in the area, we encourage you to seek out shelter, whether it is through Airbnb or elsewhere. (more...)
Ryder Cup 2016: Europe captain Darren Clarke 'would not have changed anything'
- October 08, 2016

Moore's father, Mike, watched from just off the 18th green as his son was mauled by teammates, hugged by captain Davis Love III, and was even kissed on the cheek and told "I love you" from vice captain Bubba Watson . A week later, Moore was celebrating a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood that secured victory. The U.S. victory charge came after some titanic early matches in which Europe, who front-loaded their best players at the top of the order, closed the gap to one point after entering the ... (more...)
Disney World will reopen Saturday morning Disney World will reopen Saturday morning
- October 08, 2016

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Theme Park is also canceled for tonight and tomorrow. And Universal's Wet 'n Wild will close at 2:00 ET while Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk shutter at 5:00. (more...)
Don't Miss This Year's Draconid Meteor Shower Don't Miss This Year's Draconid Meteor Shower
- October 08, 2016

Five years ago-in October 2011-people around the globe saw an elevated number of Draconid meteors, despite a bright moon that night. "Viewers will also get a unique opportunity to learn how to capture this incredible meteor shower with their own standard DSLR camera, and how they can hear these streaking bits of space debris, even when they can't see them", Slooh representatives wrote in a statement. (more...)
Google's New Household Gadget Is All About Search
- October 08, 2016

You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here . The router can be paired up with other units to create a mesh network, while the smart home speaker will compete directly with Amazon Echo as a hub that can control other smart home devices and services. (more...)
New fault discovered in southern California near the San Andreas
- October 08, 2016

Fresh after a swarm of nearly 200 earthquakes hit Southern California earlier in the week, researchers from the University of California San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Nevada's Nevada Seismological Laboratory released a study detailing their discovery of a new fault along the Salton Sea's eastern edge. (more...)

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