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Trump decries 'witch-hunt' amid briefing claims Trump decries 'witch-hunt' amid briefing claims
- January 11, 2017

Last week, the allegations were compiled in a two-page, classified synopsis and given to outgoing President Barack Obama, Mr Trump and members of congressional intelligence committees, according to CNN . Bill Schneider, public policy professor at George Mason University, emphasised that the information, by the acknowledgement of the intelligence services, had not been verified. (more...)
Android distribution stats for January 2017 show the end of Froyo Android distribution stats for January 2017 show the end of Froyo
- January 11, 2017

Now that the operating systems are over 2 years old, they still continue to make 80 per cent of phones of the Android world their home. It's taken a lot of time, but has at last happened; Froyo also known as Android v2.2 operating system is no more in the monthly Android Distribution chart. (more...)
Google just fixed a serious Android security vulnerability Google just fixed a serious Android security vulnerability
- January 11, 2017

Every future boot from this point forward will have the boot mode configuration enabled. These special interfaces could allow the hacker to control the device remotely without the Android user even knowing. However, it did require that these devices have the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) turned on, which is usually on done by app developers to load APKs on Android devices. (more...)
Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri
- January 11, 2017

A new agreement between the ESO and Breakthrough Initiatives will fund the use of the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) Imager and Spectrometer for Mid-Infrared ( VISIR ) instrument to search for planets orbiting the stars Alpha, Beta, and Proxima Centauri by observing in mid-infrared wavelengths. (more...)
President Obama says goodbye President Obama says goodbye
- January 11, 2017

Reporter: The president then moving to the first lady. Among those present for the speech will be Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, two main supporters of Obama's presidential campaigns and crucial movers in his administrations. "Not in my ability to bring about change - but in yours", he said. He only briefly rehashed his eight-year presidency. "The global coalition we're leading against ISIL has taken out their leaders and taken away about half their territory". (more...)
New Windows 10 update kills an ICONIC Windows feature
- January 11, 2017

It was unclear whether the Full level would remain the default in the also-altered out-of-box experience that users encounter when they first fire up a new Windows 10 device or upgrade an existing PC to the operating system. Microsoft says that there is less data collected than ever at the basic level, which includes installed apps, basic error reporting, and whether Windows is running correctly. (more...)
The Ghazi Attack trailer The Ghazi Attack trailer
- January 11, 2017

The Ghazi Attack is all set to release on February 17, and the trailer is set to debut tomorrow. After teasing us with a poster, the makers of The Ghazi Attack have unveiled the first trailer of the film and it is sure to give you goosebumps. (more...)
Capcom Reveals New Resident Evil 7 Pre-Orders Capcom Reveals New Resident Evil 7 Pre-Orders
- January 11, 2017

Xbox One gamers who use a digital pre-order will receive a redemption code through the Xbox Live message center to download the Resident Evil: Retribution movie while the PlayStation Network digital pre-orders will receive a 40% off code for the Resident Evil Collection . (more...)
Microsoft previews bevy of new features coming to Windows 10
- January 11, 2017

Being online, it can be accessed from anywhere by using just your Microsoft account credentials. "We can say that actions taken by Microsoft to make modern versions of Internet Explorer more secure were insufficient, because so-called advanced security settings that are built into Edge are still optional in IE", the report concludes. (more...)
Beyonce and Solange have a sister sit-down for Interview Mag Beyonce and Solange have a sister sit-down for Interview Mag
- January 11, 2017

And if you were wondering which classic Selena song she prefers between "No Me Queda Mas" or "I Could Fall in Love"? Solange names Missy Elliott as "one of her biggest inspirations" in terms of female producers and discovering that she could do more than just sing and write lyrics. (more...)
Fitbit, out to kill smartwatch rivals, buys Vector Fitbit, out to kill smartwatch rivals, buys Vector
- January 11, 2017

In the meantime, The Verge also noted that in the five years of Pebble's existence before it was acquired by Fitbit, it was able to gather up to 14,000 third-party apps in its own app store. The start-up emerged a year ago with a unique luxury smartwatch boasting an e-ink screen and 30 days of battery life. None of its existing smartwatches last more than a week and this could bring another set of features to its new lineup. (more...)
World Bank predicts 2.7% global growth
- January 11, 2017

The SA Reserve Bank and National Treasury predicted growth of just more than 1 percent for South Africa this year. Other risks are lower-than-expected price increase of commodities and a change in pace in the United States monetary policy adjustments. (more...)
West Virginia fans storm the court after Baylor upset, anger everyone
- January 11, 2017

ABOUT BAYLOR (15-0, 3-0 Big 12): The Bears' 15-game win streak to start the season is thesecond best in program history trailing just a 17-game start in 2011-12. The Wildcats made 15 of their first 20 shots in the second half and handed Xavier (13-3, 3-1) its first Big East loss. " Their guards are more experienced". (more...)
Iran capitalizes on OPEC oil cut to sell millions of barrels
- January 11, 2017

Iran is allowed to raise its output to the pre-sanction of 3.975 million barrels a day. But he also said the high exports in southern will not affect their commitment to the production cuts. "As refiners prepare for spring maintenance, the crude oil market heads into the shoulder demand season and prices can sell off on little news", said Francisco Blanch, head of commodity markets research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (more...)
Illinois Senate Curbs Budget Bills While House Approves a Stop Gap Budget Illinois Senate Curbs Budget Bills While House Approves a Stop Gap Budget
- January 11, 2017

Published reports say Senate discussions include term limiting legislative leaders, changing how injured workers are compensated, and reducing pension benefits for government employees. Because of the timing, there was nearly no chance of the package being taken up in the House before the current General Assembly's term ends. In the past, Madigan has opposed linking a budget deal to the governor's turnaround agenda. (more...)
Newfound Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave
- January 11, 2017

The asteroid is about 36 to 111 feet (11 to 34 meters) across, according to the Slooh Observatory , and moving very fast relative to Earth at 10 miles (16 kilometers) per second. "It is not that unusual of an event, which is one of the motives it is interesting", Business Insider reports that Mark Sykes , director and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, said. (more...)
Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Leaves at Least 9 Injured; Suspect in Custody Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Leaves at Least 9 Injured; Suspect in Custody
- January 11, 2017

But FBI officials have not ruled out a terrorism connection and say they do not know what motivated the shooter's barrage of gunfire in a baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale worldwide airport. The suspect is unharmed and in federal custody. "We do need to have a better more robust plan for mental health", says Newsome. "We are continuing to look at the terrorism angle as a potential motivation". (more...)
MA teacher named national finalist for teacher of the year MA teacher named national finalist for teacher of the year
- January 11, 2017

His honors include most recently, being recognized as a national semifinalist for the 2017 Grammy Music Educator Award. The victor will be announced in early spring. Gleason said if he's awarded the national title, he would merely be a representative of widespread excellence in the profession. "It's humbling, there are so many teachers all over state and country doing wonderful work". (more...)
Apple Submits Proposal to Expand U.S. Manufacturing Apple Submits Proposal to Expand U.S. Manufacturing
- January 11, 2017

The servers Apple uses in facilities such as its data centers in OR and North Carolina are now built and tested on-site, according to a person with knowledge of Apple's data operations. However, one of Apple's high-profile products is actually made in the United States, the Mac Pro. As well as pushing this suggestion on the campaign stump, Trump reportedly put it to Apple CEO Tim Cook during a phone call between the pair after he won the election - with Trump suggesting tax incentives ... (more...)
El NiƱo, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity
- January 11, 2017

An worldwide team of researchers, led by Oregon State University, found strong correlations between toxic levels of domoic acid in shellfish and warm-water ocean conditions. 'For example, razor clams are filter-feeders that bioaccumulate this toxin in their muscles, so they take much longer to flush it out than other shellfish. (more...)

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