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FBI director defends Clinton choice
- May 05, 2017

NPR's Carrie Johnson reports . Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, also called Comey actions "unacceptable". Through almost four hours of sometimes combative questioning from Democrats and Republicans, Comey offered his most full-throated explanation of his actions to date, and he never wavered from his core contention - that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has stayed above the political fray even as its investigators probed senior aides to both the Republican and Democratic ... (more...)
Huge new iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg 'could be imminent' Huge new iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg 'could be imminent'
- May 05, 2017

And since 2011, it has grown by about 50 miles. The Larsen B ice shelf disintegrated in 2002 following a similar event. "As of May 1, 2017, we have observed a significant change in the rift on the Larsen C ice shelf", researchers affiliated with the British research project known as "Project MIDAS ", wrote on their website . (more...)
HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S
- May 05, 2017

The Windows 10 S operating system is geared toward the education market and is Microsoft's answer to Google's Chrome OS. However, Microsoft is also cautioning users who have not yet received the update automatically to avoid downloading the new OS manually. (more...)
Komodo dragon bites Singaporean tourist in Indonesia Komodo dragon bites Singaporean tourist in Indonesia
- May 05, 2017

JAKARTA , Indonesia (AP) — A Komodo dragon has bitten an overly inquisitive tourist in Indonesia who ignored warnings about getting too close to the enormous reptile while it was eating, a national park official said. Locals immediately helped pull Mr Alle away from the Komodos and rushed him to the nearby medical centre where he received first aid. Komodo dragons are known to be aggressive, but fatal attacks on humans are rare. (more...)
Facebook rolls out 'Express Wi-Fi' in India, partners Airtel Facebook rolls out 'Express Wi-Fi' in India, partners Airtel
- May 04, 2017

Early signs of Express Wi-Fi were spotted in villages in India a year ago, months after the domestic government banned Free Basics on the grounds of net neutrality. "They also help Indians connect to the internet easily and for an affordable rate." . Here comes in, one of the leading telecom giants of India - Bharti Airtel. (more...)
Google to pay $490 million to settle Italian tax dispute Google to pay $490 million to settle Italian tax dispute
- May 04, 2017

Google has buckled - again - under government pressure and agreed to pay millions in back taxes in Europe. Rome alleges Google routed more than EUR1 billion in Italy-based revenue to its office in Ireland, where tax rates are far lower. Last August, the commission ordered Apple Inc.to return $13 billion to Ireland in unpaid taxes. The US company has previously said it complied with tax rules in every country it worked. (more...)
Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack Google Docs users hit with sophisticated phishing attack
- May 04, 2017

A Google Docs link within the email takes you to a fake log-in page that looks real. After logging in, the fake Google Docs app then requests access to the user's Google accounts. Go to your Google account's permission settings where you can control what apps and sites can access your account. But this grants permissions to a (malicious) third-party web app that's simply been named "Google Docs", which gives phishers access to your email and address book. (more...)
Darksiders III: Officially Announced Darksiders III: Officially Announced
- May 04, 2017

It narrates her way through physical manifestations of seven deadly sins. After playing as War - one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - in the first game (which was released in 2010), and Death in Darksiders II (2012), players will get to hack and slash their way as their equally badass sister Fury in the upcoming Darksiders III. (more...)
India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-II Missile India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-II Missile
- May 04, 2017

The test of the nuclear-capable missile comes after the Army carried out a successful test of the extended range BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday (3 May). According to the broadcaster, the missile has a strike range of 2,000 km. After initial failures, India had in 2010 test-fired Agni-II. The 20 meter long Agni-II missile is a two stage solid propelled ballistic missile. (more...)
Backup/restore, group Incognitio chats, and more now rolling out in Google Allo Backup/restore, group Incognitio chats, and more now rolling out in Google Allo
- May 04, 2017

Backups can be saved locally or uploaded to Google Drive. And finally, Allo will support link previews , a feature that has surfaced in other messaging apps, so its inclusion here isn't too surprising. As with regular incognito threads, Google Assistant and Smart Replies are not available in this mode. What do you think of the new additions? Google is rolling out the update right now, so you should expect to see the update hit your device in the coming days on the Play Store. (more...)
April auto sales fall compared with year ago after record first quarter April auto sales fall compared with year ago after record first quarter
- May 04, 2017

Basically, a price target is an individual analyst's projection on the future price of a stock. Over the last twelve months Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s stock price has increased from 0.00 to 11.43, a change of 0%. The relative volume of the stock is 1.23, while its market cap is $16.69 Billion. The stock has earnings growth of -456.30% yoy and showed a high EPS growth of 7.80% over the past five years. (more...)
Senators to hear from Comey amid FBI's Russia investigation
- May 04, 2017

In the letter, he told Congress that the agency had learned of metadata on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop that revealed thousands of Clinton emails. Comey stood by his decision and justified it by saying he had to choose between the "really bad" option of disclosing the findings and potentially affecting the outcome of the election and the "catastrophic" option of concealing them. (more...)
Woman May Go to Prison for Laughing in Sessions' Hearing Woman May Go to Prison for Laughing in Sessions' Hearing
- May 04, 2017

Fairooz said at the time she had had every intention of being quiet during the hearing, but wouldn't do so if she was being arrested simply for recognizing the ridiculousness of Shelby's statement on Sessions' record. Now, all three of them are staring down the possibility of a year in prison, $2,000 in fines, or both, The New York Times reported . Coronado claimed she had seen other people turn around and later said Fairooz had been laughing "very loudly". (more...)
Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cowen and Company Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cowen and Company
- May 04, 2017

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC now owns 15,064 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $692,000 after buying an additional 5,904 shares during the period. On average, analysts forecast that Seagate Technology PLC will post $4.43 EPS for the current year. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 5th. (more...)
Facebook's User Growth Helped Q1 Earnings To Beat Expectations
- May 04, 2017

Consensus forecasts are for Facebook to report revenues of $7.8 billion and profits of $3.3 billion are up 72 per cent on a year ago. It wasn't immediately clear if the 77-cent figure corresponded with Q1 2017 earnings of $1.04. On Wednesday, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) said Facebook would add 3,000 people to its 4,500-person staff to monitor for violent videos more closely. (more...)
FBI's Comey defends 2016 decision on Clinton email probe
- May 04, 2017

United States intelligence agencies are investigating whether Russian Federation co-ordinated with Trump associates to influence the election. The US president said Comey was the best thing that happened to Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds. (more...)
Say hello to Jelly, the tiniest 4G smartphone Say hello to Jelly, the tiniest 4G smartphone
- May 04, 2017

Jelly comes from a company called Unihertz and it's now raising funds through Kickstarter. If you pledge $69 or more to the project, you can get one Jelly. According to the team behind the Jelly, the handset can last up to three days on a single charge and can connect to AT&T and T-Mobile's networks in the U.S. (more...)
USA asked that 1934 Americans' names be 'unmasked' in intel USA asked that 1934 Americans' names be 'unmasked' in intel
- May 03, 2017

An annual report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says the National Security Agency gathered at least 151 million phone call records of USA citizens in 2016 despite a congressional restriction on the collection of such data, Reuters reported Tuesday . (more...)
Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead
- May 03, 2017

St. Louis came in undefeated on the road this postseason after winning three in Minnesota in the first round, while the Predators won both games in Nashville while sweeping Chicago. The Oilers can't rely on him to shut down the Ducks for the remainder of the series, however, and will need a much better showing tonight. Not only does he have Alex Pietrangelo and Collin Wilson but even worse, Alexander Steen does a drive by, cutting right into the shooting lane in awful position letting the ... (more...)
U.S. test fires ballistic missile from California coastal base
- May 03, 2017

Wednesday, with the crew aiming for liftoff at the opening of the window. Later this month, Vandenberg may be the site a different test, this time involving a missile-defense system where an interceptor will attempt to shoot down a mock target. (more...)

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