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Warriors provide an update on Kevin Durant's knee injury
- April 01, 2017

Sports/Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, March 30 - Injured Golden State star forward Kevin Durant could return to the Warriors' lineup before the regular season concludes in two weeks, the National Basketball Association club said yesterday. Golden State's lead grew to as many as eight points, but San Antonio fought its way back to tie the game at 72 with 3:10 left in the third. It wasn't a peak Golden State performance, and that's somewhat scary. (more...)
A top Trump aide is leaving his administration A top Trump aide is leaving his administration
- April 01, 2017

In his 66-page disclosure , Reed Cordish, assistant to the President for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, disclosed pre-White House assets of between $92 million and $798 million. The couple is worth as much as $ 741 million , and Kushner has sold off 58 businesses or investments and resigned from more than 260 positions that lawyers determined could pose a conflict of interest with his work in the administration, where he is a senior adviser to Trump, the Associated Press ... (more...)
Peggy Whitson Sets New Spacewalk Record for Female Astronauts
- April 01, 2017

Wilson and fellow astronaut Shane Kimbrough went outside to install upgraded computer and electrical components to connect the station to a second global docking port to be installed there. By that time, she'll likely have spent more time spacewalking than any other American astronaut -male or female. Only cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyev and former astronaut Mike Lopez-Alegria have more time outside, with 68 and 67 hours of EVA time respectively. (more...)
Peggy Whitson Surpasses Sunita Williams' Record With Eighth Spacewalk
- April 01, 2017

She has been successful in surpassing the 50-hour, 40-minute record total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut . The first spacewalk took place March 24 with Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet . While not a ideal fit, the cover will help protect the station from impacts and provide thermal shielding, NASA said . They will also install shields and covers on PMA-3 and the now-vacant common berthing mechanism port on Tranquility. (more...)
Waymo-Uber judge says may grant injunction if key witness doesn't testify Waymo-Uber judge says may grant injunction if key witness doesn't testify
- April 01, 2017

It was this autonomous technology, created at Google/Alphabet-owned driverless auto company Waymo, which Levandowski used to launch his self-driving truck company, Otto, or so Google's lawyers assert. Levandowski's lawyer Miles Ehrlich says his client would be asserting his Fifth Amendment right, a USA legal protection where he can refuse to speak in court due to the risk of incriminating himself. (more...)
Today's the Last Day To Snag Discounted USB-C Adapters From Apple
- April 01, 2017

Apple also ditched the MacBook Pro's plethora of useful ports and opted for just two Thuderbolt 3 ports on the new machine. Apple's discounts end at the end of March, which means today , March 31, is the last day customers are able to take advantage of the offers before prices go back up. (more...)
Samsung Unveils Bixby Virtual Assistant Ahead Of Galaxy S8 Launch
- April 01, 2017

In order to do this, Samsung adopted a "conceptually new philosophy to the problem", in that as opposed to humans having to learn how the machine interacts with the world, the machine "needs to learn and adapt to us". Bixby, an AI-powered voice assistant by Samsung , will make its debut in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. With the simple push of a dedicated button on the side of your phone, Bixby will be able to complete tasks with a simple voice command. (more...)
U.S. astronaut breaks record for most spacewalks by a woman
- April 01, 2017

Whitson, an Expedition 50 Flight Engineer, had her latest spacewalk on January 6 with Commander Shane Kimbrough . Spacewalking astronauts have lost an important piece of shielding needed for the International Space Station. Record was broken during EVA performed from International Space Station on March 30, 2017. At the same time, they began working on a contingency plan to substitute the shielding, and advised the astronauts to finish covering the port with the PMA-3 cover Whitson ... (more...)
Unlocked Galaxy S8 & S8+ Availability & Pricing Detailed
- April 01, 2017

Samsung halted their sales in 10 markets, and the phones were banned from aircraft in the United States, denting a revival of the firm's mobile business. This is in line with previously reported leaks. Smartphone design has seen a bit of a stagnation over the years and Samsung has tried to break that trend in the past by launching dual-edge smartphones. (more...)
SpaceX launches first recycled rocket
- April 01, 2017

It is now planning to take its launch process to the next level by re-using one of those rockets for the first time . With Thursday's feat, it has landed nine boosters - three at Cape Canaveral and six on ocean platforms. Once in position, the satellite will provide telecommunications services to Latin America. During the space shuttle programme, the twin booster rockets dropped away two minutes into flight and parachuted into the Atlantic for recovery. (more...)
Facebook, Inc. (FB), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Facebook, Inc. (FB), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- April 01, 2017

Basically, a price target is an individual analyst's projection on the future price of a stock. Equitec Proprietary Markets LLC bought a new position in Exxon Mobil during the third quarter valued at approximately $107,000. The correct version of this report can be accessed at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/03/31/bnp-paribas-reaffirms-sell-rating-for-exxon-mobil-co-xom.html. (more...)
Top Democrat on House panel says he has seen controversial intel reports
- April 01, 2017

That hasn't stopped House Democrats from pressing Nunes to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, however. Flynn has offered to testify in those investigations if he is granted immunity from prosecution, but none of the entities investigating that meddling - the House and Senate intelligence committees and the FBI - has indicated an interest in taking him up on the offer. (more...)
Watching SpaceX relaunch its Falcon 9 rocket in world first
- April 01, 2017

And Musk says that two of those three cores will have already flown to space and back. Boosters - the most expensive part of the rocket, according to Musk - typically are discarded following liftoff, sinking into the Atlantic. SpaceX on Thursday made history after successfully reusing an orbital rocket to shuttle a commercial satellite to space. Traditionally, rockets are scrapped after only one flight - but SpaceX has now achieved one of its long-term goals in successfully reusing one. (more...)
Trump Will Host China's President In Florida On April 6
- April 01, 2017

This would be the first meeting between the two leaders in what many argue is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. As the White House put it in a statement announcing the visit, "The two leaders will discuss global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern ". (more...)
Strong wind gusts in forecast Thursday and Friday for Modesto Strong wind gusts in forecast Thursday and Friday for Modesto
- April 01, 2017

A strong storm will approach Thursday , creating gusty south winds. Friday will be windy as well, with strengths up to 18 miles per hour, and gusts to 24 miles per hour, and the wind could continue through Saturday . Some thunder is also possible. Forecasters warned strong winds could topple trees and power lines, "which could lead to property damage and power outages". (more...)
Flynn seeks immunity to talk on Russian Federation links
- April 01, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing Thursday on Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible connections to the Kremlin. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly by name. The Senate committee turned down the request , NBC reports, and it's not clear whether the other groups have responded. (more...)
Shielding drifts away during record-breaking spacewalk
- April 01, 2017

It also weighs a little over 8 kg (18 lbs), which would make it a serious impact hazard given the relative velocity of orbital debris (28,000 km/h). NASA staff at Johnson Space Center leapt into action to figure out how the astronauts could replace the lost shield on the ISS. (more...)
Upcoming meeting with Xi to be hard
- April 01, 2017

Trump is expected to sign two executive orders Friday to identify the root causes of the huge US trade deficit, look into countries that are engaging in questionable trade practices, and strengthen America's ability to punish countries that give their industries and businesses an unfair competitive advantage in global markets through unacceptable subsidies. (more...)
Samsung Will Give Combusting Galaxy Note 7's A Second Life
- April 01, 2017

Following a worldwide recall of about 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung said it would refurbish some, and break down others for parts and precious metals. Ahead of this week's Galaxy S8 unveiling, Samsung has announced a three-point programme for recycling of its failed phablets, and some of them will eventually make their way back into consumers' hands. (more...)
Samsung's digital assistant Bixby to debut with Galaxy S8 next week
- April 01, 2017

Bixby was thought to be the product of Viv, an AI assistant created by the same team that created Siri before Apple acquired it. Samsung acquired the Viv team past year. Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application. More information about Bixby looks set to be divulged when it is launched alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on 29 March. (more...)

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