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Government: Trump 'should be extended full courtesy of state visit'
- February 14, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May formally rejected on Tuesday an online petition that called for President Donald Trump to be barred from making an official state visit to the United Kingdom. Almost two million people signed the petition on the official Parliament website. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is coming under increasing pressure to quit after he said Mr Tump should be barred from addressing Parliament due to his "racism and sexism". (more...)
Microsoft's Forza franchise passes $1 billion in retail sales
- February 14, 2017

He also disclosed that Forza Horizon 3 has sold through at least 2.5 million units so far, making it the best-selling racing franchise this console generation. Also more than three million players joined the online Forza community every month. "We could not be more proud of their success". No matter how you slice it, that's pretty great news for one of Microsoft's biggest gaming franchises, not to mention a testament to its staying power. (more...)
Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business
- February 14, 2017

When it is time for the meeting to begin, Chime will automatically call you. "You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organisation", said Amazon. (more...)
Kim Jong-un 'FIRES ballistic missile' Kim Jong-un 'FIRES ballistic missile'
- February 14, 2017

China , facing criticism that it is not doing enough to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear program, said Monday that the root cause of North Korean missile launches is friction with the United States and South Korea. Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said North Korean claims about the missile's engine were "a very concerning development". (more...)
Why Do Whales Beach Themselves? Scientists Have A Few Theories Why Do Whales Beach Themselves? Scientists Have A Few Theories
- February 14, 2017

Mass beachings are not uncommon at Farewell Spit, where it is believed the gently shifting sandy beaches may not be picked up by the whales' echolocation. He said if people came across whale carcasses they should contact DOC. "We've never had to deal with 250 carcasses before, and a lot of them weigh over a tonne", Ogle added. (more...)
Donald Trump 'evaluating Michael Flynn's situation' over conversations with Russian officials Donald Trump 'evaluating Michael Flynn's situation' over conversations with Russian officials
- February 14, 2017

Yates informed the Trump White House Flynn had misrepresented his conversations with the ambassador, US official said Monday. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday would not confirm that President Trump has confidence in his national security adviser Michael Flynn, and said that the president is still " evaluating the situation ". (more...)
Apple Pulls LG UltraFine 5K Display Due to Major Design Flaw
- February 14, 2017

That said, if you head to Apple's online store, the UltraFine 5K Display can still be purchased - but with a 5-6 week wait now listed for dispatch. LG has previously said that it would overhaul its design and fix the problem, but that new displays wouldn't be available until the beginning of March. (more...)
Nokia Set to Launch Revamped Avatar of Its Iconic 3310 Handset? Nokia Set to Launch Revamped Avatar of Its Iconic 3310 Handset?
- February 14, 2017

The Nokia 6 proved to be a huge hit in China with devices selling out in record times. In fact, in today's hectic world, returning to the classic styling of a Nokia feature phone could be regarded as good as a complete digital detox. These are clearly budget devices - same with the Nokia 3310 , which has a "nearly indestructible build". The 5.5-inch display on the front of the Nokia 6 comes with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. (more...)
Rumor: NES Classic Ceasing Production, Hackers to Blame?
- February 14, 2017

Regardless of its limitation, along with a hack that allows gamers to add several more video game titles on the console, gamers have been picking these devices up as soon as retailers receive shipments. If true, it could be only Nordic countries affected. I4DU reported that at least three sellers still have the NES re-issue in-stock: Amazon, Target, and Walmart. (more...)
NASA scientist detained at the border, forced to unlock secured phone NASA scientist detained at the border, forced to unlock secured phone
- February 14, 2017

Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) when trying to reenter the country from Chile late last month. For unexplained reasons, he was detained and border agents demanded access to his NASA-issued phone which could contain highly sensitive information. (more...)
Photos of Trump's 'Nuclear Football' Emerge, Are Entirely Unremarkable Photos of Trump's 'Nuclear Football' Emerge, Are Entirely Unremarkable
- February 14, 2017

Probably not, but he did it anyway, and he'll probably do it again. After that awkward exchange, Trump and Abe held a hastily assembled joint press conference where Trump made a statement that was shorter than his awkward handshake with Abe at the White House on Friday. (more...)
Lebanese president meets with El-Sisi in Cairo Lebanese president meets with El-Sisi in Cairo
- February 13, 2017

Aoun was elected to the top post in October. During the press conference, broadcasted through the official Egyptian state-run channel, Al-Sisi asserted that Egypt will continue its support for Lebanon in all fields and that he is confident that Aoun's presidency will foster the Lebanese cultural and political diversity that is based on compatibility between different political entities. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 specs leaked! Here's all you need to know
- February 13, 2017

Since overheating batteries was the major headache of Samsung in 2016, for the Galaxy S8 , it reportedly spent over $120 million to make sure the device is safe by including eight battery-safety measures in all future Samsung gadgets. SamMobile reports that the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy S8 + is targeted at the Indian market. The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in memory that houses a memory card slot for expanding memory. (more...)
Korea fires ballistic missile in challenge to Trump: Seoul Korea fires ballistic missile in challenge to Trump: Seoul
- February 13, 2017

Sunday marked the first time North Korea fired a solid-booster missile from land, the official said. The source elaborated that South Korea could fire a Hyunmoo-2A missile with a range of more than 300 kilometers or the Hyunmoo-2B misslie with a range of over 500 km . (more...)
Tesla launches in the UAE with the Model S and Model X
- February 13, 2017

Tesla will be opening their service center in Dubai by July 2017, and a dedicated retail store in the Dubai Mall. Before this official launch, customers in the UAE only can get imported Tesla. A further store and service centre are also planned for Abu Dhabi in 2018. Tesla also announced that it had opened two superchargers with five more to follow by the end of the year. (more...)
China steps up human H7N9 avian flu prevention China steps up human H7N9 avian flu prevention
- February 13, 2017

Chinese disease control experts have warned the public to stay alert for H7N9 avian flu, with more than 100 cases of human infections reported over the last 2-1/2 months. In Zhejiang, the provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed at least 35 human infections of the H7N9 strain since January. Hubei confirmed 19 human H7N9 cases from Jan.1 to February 9, scattered across several cities. (more...)
Mars 2020 Mission: NASA Agrees On Three Possible Digging Sites Mars 2020 Mission: NASA Agrees On Three Possible Digging Sites
- February 13, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 is a rover, programmed under NASA's Mars Exploration Mission. That's why the three final landing sites all have one thing in common: they used to be watery. It was the second highest voted site. Ken Farley, a professor of geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, serves as the mission's Project Scientist. (more...)
Clinton supporter Katy Perry's Grammys performance 'chained' to politics
- February 13, 2017

Perry acknowledged the political nature of her new album in a tweet sent out Friday. Ryan asked her why she'd taken a break from music, to which Katy replied: "Yeah, taking care of my mental health". It's a groove-heavy song with blatant nods to downtown 1980s NY - the title echoes Grace Jones' 1985 classic "Slave to the Rhythm" - and the disco era from a few years before. (more...)
The search for life: NASA to deploy robotic probe to Europa
- February 13, 2017

The spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter after a multi-year journey, orbiting the gas giant every two weeks for a series of 45 close flybys of Europa. The icy planet is believed to have an ocean beneath its icy crust which is saline, terminating at its rocky seafloor, just like that seen on Earth and believed to be the cause of the existence of life in the sea. (more...)
#ShePersisted: Social Media Rallies Behind Elizabeth Warren #ShePersisted: Social Media Rallies Behind Elizabeth Warren
- February 13, 2017

Cooper did, indeed, act as a "profile-in-courage" senator when he rallied fellow Republicans to support civil-rights legislation, with the argument that it was their historic and moral duty as members of the "Party of Lincoln". McConnell's house. "I certainly agree with the ruling of the chair and the Senate as a body that the line was crossed last night", he said, pointing out that Warren had been warned not to attack Sessions personally before she began reading the letter. (more...)

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