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Two more Garth Brooks shows added in Champaign Two more Garth Brooks shows added in Champaign
- March 18, 2017

All of the tickets to this event have sold out. Garth will take the stage around 8 pm according to Amazon reps. "They've kinda kept all of this secret from me", Brooks says of the secret show. "When you come back here, Austin is the home of the music and the heart, the content... this was the place that fed us when we couldn't afford to feed ourselves, and a man can make a living in Texas alone just playing Country music", said Brooks. (more...)
Federal Government Says Russia Hired Hackers To Hack Millions Of Yahoo Accounts
- March 18, 2017

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and multiple committees in Congress continue to investigate Russia's role in last year's election and its links to people associated with the Trump administration. "When Dokuchaev and Sushchin learned that a target of interest had accounts at webmail providers other than Yahoo , including through information obtained as part of the Yahoo intrusion, they tasked their co-conspirator, Baratov, a resident of Canada, with obtaining unauthorized access to ... (more...)
Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead reportedly come to terms with Seahawks Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead reportedly come to terms with Seahawks
- March 18, 2017

The Seahawks visited with tight end Jared Cook earlier in the week and signed Willson after Cook chose the Raiders. Willson, a fifth-round pick out of Rice back in 2013, has recorded 74 receptions for 976 yards and seven touchdowns in four National Football League seasons. (more...)
Seahawks bring back Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead Seahawks bring back Luke Willson, DeShawn Shead
- March 18, 2017

He's versatile, too. Shead has been trained at both safety spots, has experience playing nickel and was the Seahawks' special-teams captain last season. The first and second waves of signings passed without him finding a deal he liked. Once Cook cleared, the Seahawks made a decision to bring back Willson. (more...)
Swatch to come up with its own Smartwatch OS by 2018 Swatch to come up with its own Smartwatch OS by 2018
- March 18, 2017

According to Swatch Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayet, the technology used in the upcoming Tissot smartwatch will use battery efficiently and will protect data better. "I don't want to become the industry standard for smartwatches", Hayek told Reuters , noting that it's risky if everyone depends on one or two dominant operating systems, like Google's Android Wear or Apple's watchOS. (more...)
Giraffe birth at zoo in NY Giraffe birth at zoo in NY
- March 18, 2017

Officials said the storm likely would disrupt the live stream signal that has been going since February 23 showing April preparing to give birth and drawing worldwide attention. But it's only actually been a few weeks since her video has gone viral and April still hasn't given birth. It shows April in November 2016, and the video really emphasizes how much her stomach and calf have grown. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Accidentally Confirmed Features Samsung Galaxy S8 Accidentally Confirmed Features
- March 18, 2017

Samsung is glancing at taking over the smartphone world with a new radical smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy X. The tech company is speculated to release the foldable Galaxy X in the fourth quarter of 2017. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is definitely a star on its own even before its official release. The phone would be able to use a variety of sensor to detect the phone's movement and subsequently check whether the user is facing the front camera . (more...)
President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at White House President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at White House
- March 17, 2017

During the presidential campaign, Trump said it was "insane" for Merkel to welcome a million refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East to her country; Merkel publicly attacked Trump's restrictions on travel to the U.S.by citizens of six mostly-Muslim nation. (more...)
LG G6 Now Available for Pre-Order at Verizon Wireless LG G6 Now Available for Pre-Order at Verizon Wireless
- March 17, 2017

For reference, if you do the math, the G6 is actually $720 on AT&T , making it $70 more expensive than T-Mobile's offering . The Big Red carrier will open LG G6 pre-orders starting March 17, while retail availability is slated for the 20 of this month. (more...)
Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda Radeon 17.3.2 drivers suit up for Mass Effect: Andromeda
- March 17, 2017

The driver has also brought some fixes of the earlier reported issues. The video shows the backside of what's allegedly a Radeon RX Vega reference graphics card. Since then it has seen major improvements with various driver updates from time to time. Right now, the current rumour is that these new GPUs will launch in April as a Polaris refresh and now, that scenario looks very likely as this week, AMD added driver support for the RX 580, RX 570 and RX560. (more...)
Google's Guetzli Open Source JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent Google's Guetzli Open Source JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent
- March 17, 2017

Guetzil - named for the Swiss German term for a cookie - is a JPEG encoder that can reportedly produce high quality images with file sizes that are 35 percent smaller than the norm. Note how the Guetzli compression on the right is smoother but lacks some richer colors of the libjpeg compression in the center. Guetzli is the product of Google Research Europe, and has been released under the Apache open source license. (more...)
European Union requests changes from Google, Facebook and Twitter European Union requests changes from Google, Facebook and Twitter
- March 17, 2017

The European Commission requested on Friday that the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ alter their terms of service or face potential fines. The authorities are being supported by the European Commission and could impose fines if they are not satisfied, said the report. (more...)
Prominent Australians Sign Open Letter Asking Adani To Abandon Carmichael Mining Project Prominent Australians Sign Open Letter Asking Adani To Abandon Carmichael Mining Project
- March 17, 2017

Ian Chappell was quoted as saying: "Cricket has a bit to do with the feeling between India and Australia". AMMA believes the campaign again misses the point by "using the signatories of dozens of successful, well-paid Australian identities to argue against the project". (more...)
Emiliano Grillo, Matt Fitzpatrick share lead at Palmer Invitational
- March 17, 2017

England's Paul Casey shared third, one stroke off the pace, with former US Open victor Lucas Glover and fellow American Charley Hoffman while Australians Greg Chalmers and Ryan Ruffels were in sixth on 69. "Definitely it's a golf course that I loved previous year, I was looking forward to coming back here", said Grillo. There were so many well wishes out there toward me today, and his presence is overwhelming. (more...)
Fed hikes interest rates. Who wins and who loses? Fed hikes interest rates. Who wins and who loses?
- March 17, 2017

Rates, which determine the cost for banks to lend to each other , remain at near-historic lows, between 0.75 percent and 1 percent. The federal funds rate-the rate that banks charge each other for overnight loans-was increased to a range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. (more...)
PlayStation 3 Production Ending Soon In Japan PlayStation 3 Production Ending Soon In Japan
- March 17, 2017

This is frustrating for PS4 owners. There have been reports that the good number of users are experiencing a awful bug after the new update. The device was replaced by the PlayStation 4 in 2013. It's separate from the more widespread console-only PlayStation Plus membership scheme that provides access to a new batch of six games each month, PlayStation Store discounts, and online multiplayer for PlayStation 4 games. (more...)
Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket
- March 17, 2017

For the women's tournament, Obama calls number one nationally ranked University of CT to beat number two Notre Dame in the championship game. On Wednesday, the Obama Foundation Twitter account tweeted out Obama's picks for both the men's and women's tournament. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Games Only Use 75% of Console, Leave Rest For Functions Nintendo Switch Games Only Use 75% of Console, Leave Rest For Functions
- March 17, 2017

These numbers were gathered by SuperData which was provided the figures from Famitsu and GfK to total up the sales numbers in each region. According to the stats, 89 percent of Switch owners have bought a copy of Zelda , amounting to around 1.34 million sales when you remove the Wii U from the equation. (more...)
Trump budget cuts funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay program Trump budget cuts funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay program
- March 17, 2017

Lewis says the Trump Administration's Proposed 31-percent budget cut to the Environmental Protection Agency will eliminate a $5 million program for San Francisco Bay wetland restoration, pollution prevention and more. The EPA's role in bay clean up, he said, is not just important, it is critical. "If all federal support disappears, we should expect drastic changes in almost all aspects of Bay restoration work". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 poster confirms an April launch Samsung Galaxy S8 poster confirms an April launch
- March 17, 2017

A recent leak had hinted at Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus featuring the Bixby Assistant along with the out-of-the-box Google Assistant. The reports also express that from April 18, Samsung might hold pre-launch event exclusively in South Korea. (more...)

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