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Korea says United States has conducted nuclear bomb dropping drill in South Korea says United States has conducted nuclear bomb dropping drill in South
- May 02, 2017

The White House said conditions are not right for the president to meet Kim. "I don't understand it and I don't think the president appreciates the fact that when he says things like that it helps the credibility and prestige of this really outrageous strongman", McCain said . (more...)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai made almost $200 million in 2016
- May 02, 2017

In 2016, more than 88 percent of Google's $89.7 billion in revenue came from advertising. Revenue from its Google Other unit, which includes Pixel smartphone, Play Store and cloud business, rose 49.4 per cent to United States dollars 3.10 billion. (more...)
Google Maps, Amazon and eBay quietly drop Apple Watch support
- May 02, 2017

Fitbit plans on revealing the company's first smartwatch as early as this fall. Now that they're gone, the question of usage immediately comes to mind. Surely, the step-by-step directions are useful enough. Apple doesn't disclose Apple Watch sales but is may give an update at its second quarter earnings report today and at its upcoming WWDC developer conference in June, where it could reveal a new version of watchOS. (more...)
SpaceX just successfully landed the Falcon 9 rocket
- May 02, 2017

Because Monday's mission was a national security launch, the finer details are being kept under wraps. "I think it is good for SpaceX that they are able to get these contracts", Marr said . The maneuver is done by no other rocket launcher. The recovery of the rocket's first stage is notable, as SpaceX is working on recovering and refurbishing the vehicle's first stages so they can be reused. (more...)
SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for USA military SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for USA military
- May 02, 2017

But with up to 13 more military satellite launches open for competitive bidding in the next few years and ULA's lucrative sole-source contract due to end in 2019, SpaceX is angling to become a major launch service provider to the Department of Defense. (more...)
SpaceX postpones secret U.S. spy satellite launch due to 'sensor issue'
- May 02, 2017

As momentous as this day was for SpaceX with regards to a successful "test run" for the Department of Defense, it also successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster back on the company's Landing Zone 1 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (more...)
Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms
- May 02, 2017

Tornado warnings were issued for parts of southeastern Alabama and central Georgia on Monday morning by the National Weather Service , which advised residents there to take cover. Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said the "number may go up ... once we can get into these areas". More than 350 roads were closed across Missouri because of flooding Sunday and are expected to remain closed for several days. (more...)
SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for U.S. government
- May 02, 2017

ET Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a livestream of the mission on SpaceX's website showed. Roughly nine minutes after lifting off, the rocket's first stage returned to Earth, a feat SpaceX first accomplished in December 2015. (more...)
Waiting for iPhone 8 this year? Don't hold your breath
- May 02, 2017

Remember, iPhone 8 will no longer have a physical home button. A prior report had hinted that the brand was going to sell separate accessories for wireless charging, a common practice among Android manufacturers like Samsung. We've been seeing some leaks regarding the mysterious iPhone 8 for the past couple of weeks - one suggested that the TouchID fingerprint scanner will now be on the back of the device, but following leaks refuted that. (more...)
SpaceX postpones classified US military launch
- May 02, 2017

SpaceX regularly launches unmanned cargo ships to the International Space Station and is working on a crew capsule that could carry humans into orbit as early as next year. Boeing and Lockheed Martin's United Launch Alliance previously held a lock on that business, and Musk filed a lawsuit against the government in 2014 for the right to bid for military contracts. (more...)
Thousands rally in US for workers, immigrants, against Trump Thousands rally in US for workers, immigrants, against Trump
- May 02, 2017

Protesters march through the streets in Portland, Oregon, on May Day. "We employ people. We pay taxes, and we make America great". After police announced that the permitted protest was now illegal, the antifa crowd ran south, smashing windows, lighting fires and spray-painting businesses. (more...)
Korea Fires Missile in Defiance of World Pressure
- May 02, 2017

The surge in tensions has rattled China, especially with Trump's repeated insistence that the United States would take on North Korea alone if Beijing fails to curb Pyongyang's provocative behaviour. Both play out scenarios for a conflict with North Korea, but Seoul and Washington insist they are purely defensive in nature, despite Pyongyang's claims that they are provocative rehearsals for invasion. (more...)
SpaceX launches top secret satellite for US Govt. SpaceX launches top secret satellite for US Govt.
- May 02, 2017

Next up for the SpaceX team is the launch of an Inmarsat satellite on May 15th. The Falcon 9 rocket returned to the base to cheers from mission control, landing upright in the fourth successful solid ground landing for the company. No details were divulged about the newly launched NRO satellite. The launch comes only a few weeks after SpaceX's historic mission, in which it flew one of the already landed Falcon 9 boosters for the very first time. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite, Breaks Up Lockheed-Boeing Stronghold
- May 02, 2017

At exactly 7:15 a.m., right on time, the Falcon 9 rocket took off from the historic Launch Complex 39A, which SpaceX leases. This is the fourth successful landing of a rocket on land. EDT, or 11:00 UTC. SpaceX has made multiple landings on both land and water with its Falcon 9 boosters, and seems to have a pretty good grip on its efforts to promote reusability. (more...)
Darksiders: Fury's Collection Listed on PlayStation Store, First Details Leaked
- May 02, 2017

Now, thanks to a product page listed on Amazon , we have more details. These other forms grant access to new weapons, moves and additional traversal abilities, making it sound like Darksiders' signature Metroidvania gameplay will be alive and well for the sequel. (more...)
SpaceX Set For First Military Mission Launch
- May 02, 2017

A previous attempt was call off Sunday as an issue with a sensor on the rocket forced officials to call a hold about 52 seconds before scheduled liftoff. For the past ten years the U.S. military have carried out space launches with United Launch Alliance which is a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, a monopoly Musk has battled for years to break. (more...)
IPhone 8 mold shows vertical dual-lens camera spotted on previous leaks IPhone 8 mold shows vertical dual-lens camera spotted on previous leaks
- May 02, 2017

Apple's camera for the iPhone 7 Plus is a huge upgrade over 2015's iPhone, so it'll be interesting to see what upgrades Cupertino makes this year. We'd be damn surprised if wireless charging capacity doesn't show up in a new iPhone before 2020. (more...)
Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid US gov't shutdown
- May 02, 2017

Votes in both chambers are expected by the end of the week. Trump's demand for the border wall down payment was rejected by Democrats. "We have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement . (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for US
- May 02, 2017

The first stage was successfully brought down on land , as opposed to many landings that have to take place on SpaceX's drone ship. The first-stage booster was landed safely, the fourth time SpaceX has been able to bring their boosters back. (more...)
Fans could be waiting a LONG TIME for new console
- May 02, 2017

Still, for an emergency approach to the Switch's constant shortages, there's absolutely no need to worry about Nintendo's fortunes with their current generation. "It's exceeding our expectations", GameStop's Senior Director of Merchandising, Eric Bright, told Forbes . Chalk one more up as Nintendo has now revealed that the 2DS XL is on its way. (more...)

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