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BlackBerry unveils new platform for cyber security threats
- December 09, 2016

BlackBerry (TSX:BB), once a leader in smartphone hardware development, recently abandoned the hardware business to shift focus to its more profitable software operations. Other previous Good Technology products will also be rebranded under the BlackBerry Secure umbrella. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. (more...)
Former Astronaut and Senator John Glenn dead at 95
- December 09, 2016

When We Left Earth: NASA's Greatest Missions explores the iconic history of America's space exploration through a high-definition exploration of the space race. Glenn became a national, and world, hero. The determination and single-mindedness that marked Glenn's military and space career did not save him from misjudgments and defeat in politics. (more...)
John Glenn, 1st USA astronaut to orbit Earth, dies at 95
- December 09, 2016

Those who knew U.S. Sen. His flight in 1962 was a catch-up for the U.S., which was beaten by the then Soviet Union, to launch the first man in space - cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, in a 108-minute orbital flight on 12 April 1961. "I get up each day and have the same problems others have at my age". - The attack on Pearl Harbor launched John Glenn on a career that was truly out of this world. (more...)
Below freezing temperatures expected this coming weekend
- December 09, 2016

Turns out that, according to the weather service, record high temperatures were tied in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday at 88 and also in West Palm Beach at 87. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 12. However, temperatures are expected to fall even lower on Friday . Saturday: Mostly cloudy with highs near 50 degrees. (more...)
5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
- December 09, 2016

There are no reports of any damages and a tsumani warning was not posted. The last major natural disaster to strike off the coast of Humboldt County occurred in March 2014 when a 6.8 magnitude quake struck 50 miles off the coast of Eureka, though no major damage or injuries were reported. (more...)
New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers
- December 09, 2016

Police say the North Carolina man brought an AR-15 rifle to a restaurant called Comet Ping Pong on Sunday and fired it several times while inside. Welch told the newspaper he wanted to do good but went about it the wrong way. In October, he struck a teenaged pedestrian with his vehicle in his hometown of Salisbury; he wasn't immediately charged. More recently, he was dropped from the rolls of a volunteer fire department. (more...)
'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politics 'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politics
- December 09, 2016

The former war hero also served as a senator for the state of OH for more than 24 years. He added: "I have lost a friend". And Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin also tweeted on Thursday, "With sadness, we bid farewell to John Glenn, a true American hero". (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 Rumors: Red Colored iPhone Could Show Up Next Year
- December 09, 2016

Leaks and rumors about the 2017 iPhone have already started flowing in, and we have been hearing some pretty exciting speculations about the next year's iPhone. This is a smart tactic. Also, it is being stated that the 7S and 7S Plus would be just a slight upgrade of their predecessors, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus would be something that would be totally different from the iPhone legacy that was always hinted in every model they made. (more...)
The Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date The Elder Scrolls 6 Release Date
- December 09, 2016

They will be available to purchase with in-game gold or the player can choose to buy them with credit through the Crown store. An upcoming update - known as " Homestead " - will introduce a housing system inside the online game. Bethesda is also now working on Fallout 4 VR, an enhanced version of their popular Fallout 4 game which will be played with a virtual reality headset. (more...)
Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi
- December 09, 2016

Branstad would need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate and his resignation as governor of Iowa would propel Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to the top executive office in the state. While ICN is run by commissioners appointed by the governor who serve six-year terms, the CIO serves at the pleasure of the governor. Branstad does have differences with Trump. (more...)
Netflix Introduces Video Downloads For Offline Viewing at no Extra Cost Netflix Introduces Video Downloads For Offline Viewing at no Extra Cost
- December 09, 2016

According to Netflix , the new feature is included in all plans and available for smartphones and tablets on both the Android and iOS platforms. "Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. You have the option to save the content in either Standard Quality or Higher Quality with latter requiring more storage space and download times. Offering a download service will cost Netflix more. (more...)
Impeachment vote due in South Korea
- December 09, 2016

Parliament is expected to vote on impeaching Park on Friday and opposition parties have said they believe they will get the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong is in question for his involvement in financially supporting a close friend of President Park, Ms. Choi Soon-sil, to gain partisan influence over specific business deals including the merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. (more...)
'They sold us out': Trans Mountain approval sparks backlash in B.C. 'They sold us out': Trans Mountain approval sparks backlash in B.C.
- December 09, 2016

The pipeline expansion planned by Kinder Morgan - the largest energy infrastructure company in the USA, based in Houston, Texas - will increase capacity of Trans Mountain from 300,000 barrels of oil a day to 890,000 barrels a day. The 7.5 billion dollars project has been somewhat less controversial as a new pipeline would replace an existing older one but would be larger and nearly double capacity. (more...)
Trudeau, Obama among Western leaders condemning Russia's role in Aleppo's 'humanitarian disaster'
- December 09, 2016

Rebels seized control of large parts of Aleppo in 2012, dividing Syria s former commercial hub into an opposition-held east and government-controlled west. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov were set to meet Thursday in Germany's Hamburg after talks the previous day failed to achieve a breakthrough on efforts to halt the fighting in the devastated city. (more...)
Two Trumps and a Gore Two Trumps and a Gore
- December 09, 2016

But it seems that Gore actually felt better after his meeting with Trump, indicating that there may be some hope in the world after all. "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect", Gore told the White House press pool . (more...)
John Glenn blazed the path
- December 09, 2016

Glenn rocketed to space aboard the tiny Friendship 7 capsule on February 20, 1962, the third American in space and the first to orbit the planet-which he did three times in his almost five hour flight. He died Thursday at his home in Columbus, Ohio. The heroic astronaut and later U.S. Senator was. Maybe it was because Glenn's flight finally caught NASA up to the Russians (he orbited Earth three times, as opposed to Shepard's brief, up-and-down test of the Mercury capsule). (more...)
Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote
- December 09, 2016

The Korean National Assembly is expected to vote Friday, Dec. 9 on whether to impeach Park, who has admitted wrongdoing but refused to step down at this time. In the meantime, however, her powers would be suspended and transferred to her prime minister, leaving her with nothing but the title. Opposition lawmakers criticize the overture as a stalling ploy aimed at luring back members of her party who supported impeachment. (more...)
Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier
- December 09, 2016

In a tweet posted Wednesday night, the president-elect said local union president Chuck Jones "has done a awful job representing workers". Mr Trump, in a Twitter post on Wednesday, offered a sharp reply: " Chuck Jones , who is President of United Steelworkers Local 1999 , has done a awful job representing workers". (more...)
This Kickstarter fixes everything missing from the new Macbook Pro This Kickstarter fixes everything missing from the new Macbook Pro
- December 09, 2016

The designers call the HyperDrive the most compact and fastest 50Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hub for MacBooks. Apple's innovative new MacBook Pro may come with a battery that is a magnet for problems. Although the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has attracted many customers, the novel feature is also said to be causing battery issues with the laptop. (more...)
Du Plessis out, South Africa relying on Cook in 3rd test
- December 08, 2016

The win was secured on the second anniversary of the death of Phillip Hughes and players from both teams wore black arm bands. Australia ended yesterday's action 307-6, with a lead of 48, as they look to end the series - which they have already lost - on a high. (more...)

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