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Facebook's Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear
- October 09, 2016

Some high-profile video game studios have gone on record saying they won't create content for Oculus after word spread in recent weeks that Luckey donated money and effort to a group supporting U.S. Priced at $199, you get one set of controllers - that's one for each hand. Oculus also announced it's working on an all-in-one wireless headset and showed a video of the prototype. (more...)
The Girl on the Train review- Blunt
- October 09, 2016

Aside from Rachel and, to a much lesser extent Megan, the characters in this movie are all one-dimensional and many of them are caricatures of worn-out character types. Even if you know the story already, it's well worth the ride. When she wakes from her drunken stupors, Rachel has alarming memory gaps and, on one occasion, is covered in bruises and blood. (more...)
Samsung is Begging Note 7 Owners to Return Their Phones Samsung is Begging Note 7 Owners to Return Their Phones
- October 09, 2016

The replacement devices will be able to cover at least half of the 1 million recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the country. Samsung Pay v2.3 is now available to download on compatible Galaxy devices. It also ordered Samsung to carry out inspections on its own as an additional safeguard and to extend the refund deadline to September 30 from September 19 previously. (more...)
Don't miss the final image that Rosetta captured
- October 09, 2016

On Friday morning, the European Space Agency craft purposefully crashed into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ending in dramatic fashion what was a historic mission. But the photos that the probe sent back from the surface of the comet have proved particularly invaluable. Minutes later, the ESA tweeted the last image Rosetta took of the comet's surface before its crash-landing. (more...)
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location may be delayed Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location may be delayed
- October 09, 2016

It would either be released on Friday or would take several months to make it more kid-friendly, reported Kotaku Online . Well, delays do happen in the gaming industry but it's very rare for postponing the launch just days before the actual launch. (more...)
India key to success of Paris climate deal
- October 08, 2016

Before the union made a decision to join the Paris Agreement, 62 countries have already entered the agreement, but their collective emissions are only 52 percent, a small percentage away from the required global emissions. Worldwide momentum has been building to ensure that the deal could enter force by next United Nations climate conference, which starts November 7 in Marrakech, Morocco. (more...)
They'll always have Paris: Commons votes to ratify global climate deal They'll always have Paris: Commons votes to ratify global climate deal
- October 08, 2016

Obama welcomed the news, speaking in the Rose Garden, saying that if nations follow through on their commitments under the agreement , "history may well judge it as a turning point" for the planet. "This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got", he said. "Furthermore, President Obama has once again acted unlawfully by signing an global treaty without Senate ratification, as required by the Constitution", Ryan said. (more...)
DGCA may issue new advisory on Samsung Galaxy Note7 on planes DGCA may issue new advisory on Samsung Galaxy Note7 on planes
- October 08, 2016

The DGCA is already in touch with the FAA on the issue and the fresh advisory is likely to be put in public domain by next week, a senior DGCA official said, two days after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a U.S. The Electronic company has been dealing with massive a public relations mess since last month, when Samsung recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices worldwide after a battery flaw caused dozens of the phones to explode or burst into flames. (more...)
Watch Donald Trump's apology for comments made in 2005 video
- October 08, 2016

The GOP presidential nominee posted a 90-second video just after midnight on social media, telling voters that he is not a "perfect person" and that the words captured by the hot mic in 2005 "don't reflect who I am". The Republican presidential candidate has been accused of raping a minor, raping his ex-wife Ivana Trump , and attempting to rape a former business associate Jill Harth, according to legal documents. (more...)
Fresh trouble for Samsung Note 7 as replacement model emits smoke
- October 08, 2016

Samsung started recalling the products last month following reports of battery explosions. A replacement model of the troubled Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a USA plane on Wednesday, the family which owned it said, signaling that Samsung's solution to its recent scandal may not have worked. (more...)
Death toll soars to 572 in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew - local officials Death toll soars to 572 in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew - local officials
- October 08, 2016

The center also said the storm is expected to weaken in the next 48 hours but remain a hurricane until Sunday. Still, he said, the state was not out of the woods. The storm battered Haiti, the Dominican Republic and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, officials said, with a combined death toll at 478, according to mirror.co.uk. (more...)
Google Assistant is star of Google's hardware unveil
- October 08, 2016

A three-pack for larger homes will cost about $300. " Pixel phones will also get software and security updates as soon as they are available, directly from Google ", said Tarun Pathak. The event - held at the former power plant for a chocolate factory - started with video showing characters from the HBO show "Silicon Valley" bantering about expectations. (more...)
Syria army advances in Aleppo after U.S. drops Russian Federation talks
- October 08, 2016

BRUSSELS-Secretary of State John Kerry said the USA would continue to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict in Syria after shutting down talks with Russian Federation, which he criticized for prolonging the conflict in Syria with its support for the Assad regime. (more...)
Negative global cues, profit booking pull equity markets lower Negative global cues, profit booking pull equity markets lower
- October 08, 2016

At the close, the NSE Nifty lost 11.95 points, or 0.14 per cent, at 8,697.60. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 25.60 points or 0.09 per cent higher during the early session. Both indexes were set for their best weekly gain since the week ended September 9. The rupee also opened lower at 66.75 as the dollar stood tall against its rivals in overseas markets. (more...)
Haiti battered by wind and rain unleashed by Hurricane Matthew
- October 08, 2016

The storm has already caused flooding in Jamaica, with roads to the capital Kingston reportedly blocked. Parts of Cuba and the Bahamas are now under a hurricane warning, as Matthew appears poised to hit those island nations within the next 24 hours. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida coast Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida coast
- October 08, 2016

In Haiti, information trickled in from remote areas that they were cut off by the storm and it became clear that at least 175 people died in villages clustered among the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip. coastline. Officials said the storm caused "catastrophic" damage, crushing bridges, forcing rivers to overflow and blowing roofs apart. More than 36,500 people were evacuated, and 3,000 homes destroyed , flooded or damaged. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida
- October 08, 2016

Wind gusts as high as 107 miles per hour have been clocked at Cape Canaveral , Florida, prompting a National Weather Service "extreme wind warning". "Even though the hurricane is still scheduled to take a right turn to the east right above Charleston , we realize that is only about 80 to 100 miles away from the North Carolina border". (more...)
Patriots place QB Brissett on injured reserve Patriots place QB Brissett on injured reserve
- October 08, 2016

The Patriots placed Brissett on injured reserve Friday. The Patriots, who are now carrying 52 players on their roster, need to clear one more roster spot by Saturday to make room for both Tom Brady and defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who are coming off their four-game suspensions. (more...)
New Hampshire poll: Clinton holds 2-point edge
- October 08, 2016

Rob Portman is enjoying a growing lead in the state, 54%-39%, over former Democratic governor Ted Strickland. Clinton is also more than 20 points ahead with young voters (44%-22%). Clinton surfed off her big win over the Donald in last Monday's first presidential debate. "Several cast members said Trump had one female contestant twirl before him so he could ogle her figure". (more...)
Ban Ki Moon welcomes India joining Paris climate deal
- October 08, 2016

Bringing the Paris Agreement on climate change ever closer to its entry into force, India on Sunday joined the new global accord at the United Nations Headquarters in NY and became the 62nd country to deposit its legal instrument of ratification. (more...)

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