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After NYT report on Nunes, Spicer invites lawmakers to view intel material
- March 31, 2017

Two White House officials helped provide Representative Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed that President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by U.S. (more...)
China Calls On US To Honour Climate Commitments
- March 31, 2017

The presidential executive order says it is in the USA's national interests to "promote clean and safe development" of its energy resources, while avoiding "regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation". (more...)
Samsung may sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices
- March 31, 2017

The company said the issue was the battery, which Samsung said could cause problems in 0.1 percent of devices sold. The company is under pressure to turn its image around and had previously not commented on its plans to sell refurbished devices. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Arrives April 21
- March 31, 2017

This part of the feature is same as Galaxy S8. Apparently, Microsoft is only planning to sell the device in the United States, via its own brick-and-mortar stores, with pre-sales commencing today. We can't blame them, to be honest - these new smartphones are just so gorgeous. First up, the Galaxy S8 will be the first widely available smartphone with Bluetooth 5.0. (more...)
Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm
- March 31, 2017

Attempts between the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus and the more moderate Tuesday Group to reconcile their differences on the House GOP's health care bill have broken down, members said Thursday. Lindsey Graham of SC said. "I think it's going to happen because we've all been promising - Democrat, Republican - we've all been promising that to the American people", he said. (more...)
Senator criticizes House speaker on health care
- March 31, 2017

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is criticizing the House speaker for saying the president shouldn't work with Democrats on health care. "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!", Trump wrote Thursday morning. "It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @ realDonaldTrump ", tweeted Rep. Justin Amash of MI. Freedom Caucus member David Brat of Virginia says he has little to gain in following some of his colleagues' advice to start playing nice. (more...)
USA opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul
- March 31, 2017

Votel says the probe will look at what Islamic State militants did to contribute to the deaths, including use of human shields, on March 17. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. He said the battle in the western portion of the city will be the toughest phase of the war, adding, "it is there that the enemy has invested two-and-a-half years of defensive preparations". (more...)
Why Ivanka Trump is now an unpaid government employee
- March 31, 2017

In a statement , the White House said it was "pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step". Ivanka Trump's attorney Jamie Gorelick said she will file the financial disclosures required of federal employees and will be bound by official ethics rules. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8's AI assistant - Bixby - on hold for Australian market
- March 31, 2017

Bixby also got a dedicated button on the left-hand side of the phone below the volume buttons. We'd expect that too , judging from the fact that you have to pay USD$730 for it - the phone better make your life easier. The Samsung S8 and the Samsung S8 Plus are available in black, blue and silver. The AI assistant will be rolled out to United States customers on the phone's release on April 21, however global users, including Australians, have been left assistant-less and without a release ... (more...)
Bug Delays Android Wear 2.0 Yet Again Bug Delays Android Wear 2.0 Yet Again
- March 31, 2017

Forbes cites that there was a bug that prevented Google from releasing the update to other phones periodically. Google announced almost two months ago that it was going to begin pushing the Android Wear 2 .0 update to existing watches, but since then, few watches have actually been updated. (more...)
McCormick Declares $0.47 Quarterly Dividend
- March 31, 2017

Our industrial business delivered solid sales growth driven by our foodservice brands and customized flavors in the Americas and demand from quick service restaurants in the Asia/Pacific region. They issued a "buy" rating and a $100.00 target price on the stock. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 23 by Citigroup. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 1 by BB&T Capital. (more...)
House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill
- March 31, 2017

Trump's message wasn't subtle - nor was it random. "If this Republican Congress allows the flawless to become the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the President to working with Democrats". The next day he wrote the Freedom Caucus "was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory ". Ryan enforced that message in the CBS interview , suggesting that Trump's patience was not infinite and he could be tempted to work with the other side if Republicans refuse to implement his agenda. (more...)
Trump's travel ban isn't getting out of legal limbo anytime soon Trump's travel ban isn't getting out of legal limbo anytime soon
- March 31, 2017

Circuit Court of Appeals. Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin talks to the media at the U.S. District Court Ninth Circuit after seeking an extension after filing an amended lawsuit against President Donald Trump's new travel ban in Honolulu , Hawaii, March 29, 2017. (more...)
SpaceX to launch first reused rocket, testing cost-cutting model
- March 31, 2017

The reason? It will be the first reflight of an orbital class rocket as SpaceX intends to reuse the Falcon 9 first stage , which was previously and successfully used for its CRS-8 mission carried out in April a year ago. According to The Verge , this latest flight will bring send yet another satellite into space in the form of SES-10. SpaceX also successfully landed the first-stage booster on the company's autonomous spaceport drone ship , Of Course I Still Love You, in the Atlantic ... (more...)
World's Oldest Female Astronaut Sets New Record in Space
- March 31, 2017

Both spacewalkers then worked to install four protective shields over Tranquility's outboard port where PMA-3 had been attached. Today's spacewalk was the second in a series of three spacewalks to upgrade the exterior of the ISS with parking spots for a new generation of space taxis ferrying astronauts to the station. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 / Edition prototype reportedly spotted; All-glass back dropped
- March 31, 2017

The Samsung flagship was also earlier rumoured to sport an optical fingerprint scanner underneath the display which was, later on, scraped and pushed to the back of the device just beside the Camera sensor. The premium 10th anniversary iPhone is estimated to sell for roughly US$1,000 (AU$1,300). We've seen a bunch of iPhone 8 rumors so far, and majority offer the same predictions. (more...)
Government appeals Hawaii travel ban ruling Government appeals Hawaii travel ban ruling
- March 31, 2017

As The Hill reported , "Trump's new travel protocols could discourage or turn away the millions of legitimate US -bound tourists who pour money into the economy every year", citing a travel industry CEO. Watson's ruling allows the lawsuit to work its way through the courts. The US Justice Department is expected to appeal to the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. (more...)
Microsoft will sell customized Microsoft will sell customized "Microsoft Edition" versions of Samsung Galaxy S8
- March 31, 2017

Smartphone users in Australia will have to wait for Bixby , the feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 that could decide the handset and its maker's fate. In Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus the physical home button has been removed, and replaced with a pressure sensitive button under the screen. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be having different processors depending on which country you live in. (more...)
SpaceX to launch used rocket into space for first time SpaceX to launch used rocket into space for first time
- March 31, 2017

The photo made available by US space firm SpaceX on March 30, 2017 shows the company's Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the United States. Billionaires including Musk and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos are racing to make rocket reusability - once derided as a insane idea - into a reality that will dramatically lower costs. (more...)
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
- March 31, 2017

That's right! The 140-character limit is no longer precise as Twitter is trying to squeeze more and more words into a tweet . This upper limit on tweet has disappointed many regular users who find it hard to shorten every message they want to convey. (more...)

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