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Trump reportedly tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal Trump reportedly tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal
- May 29, 2017

That is despite United States defence secretary James Mattis saying in an interview to air on Sunday that the president was now "wide open" on the issue. Trump's promise of warmer ties with Moscow had called into question the US commitment to sanctions. Abandoning the Paris agreement would carry a high political cost internationally, with Europe, Canada, China and Japan all strongly committed to the deal. (more...)
Xiaomi smartphone appears with 5.1-inch display & Snapdragon 660 SoC Xiaomi smartphone appears with 5.1-inch display & Snapdragon 660 SoC
- May 29, 2017

If this is indeed a pre-launch Xiaomi Mi 6c prototype, shouldn't something like that downgrade a couple of the original Mi 6's specifications? Camera wise, the latest Xiaomi handset will sport a 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording capability, face-detection autofocus, and HDR mode as well as a 4MP front-facing camera great for a selfie and video chats. (more...)
Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years
- May 29, 2017

The person who bought it and the buyer's plans for the plane have not been released, the Associated Press reported . The aircraft has no engines and an unrestored cockpit and was customized for the singer, including a red carpet and red velvet seats and gold-tone hardware. (more...)
Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund's The Square wins the Palme d'Or Cannes 2017: Ruben Östlund's The Square wins the Palme d'Or
- May 29, 2017

Ruben Ostlund's "rich" satirical drama, which stars British actor Dominic West and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss , beat a host of top films to pick up the coveted title. Kidman was awarded a special prize to celebrate the festival's 70th anniversary. She sent a video message from Nashville saying she was "devastated" for not being present at the event. (more...)
Dragon Quest X Has Release Dates For PS4 And The Switch Dragon Quest X Has Release Dates For PS4 And The Switch
- May 29, 2017

A beta test for both versions was announced, and it'll be live from July 19 through August 10. The PlayStation 4 footage covers 31:00 to 46:00 of the video below, while the Nintendo 3DS footage starts shortly after and lasts until 55:00. Head to the 29:18 mark of the video to see Dragon Quest X running on Nintendo Switch . Meanwhile, Square Enix also announced the Japanese release date of Dragon Quest X . (more...)
Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russian Federation
- May 29, 2017

Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, homeland security secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing". Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump headed home early from President Donald Trump's worldwide trip, and the official line was that Kushner had worked on the first three stops and wasn't an integral player as the agenda moved on. (more...)
Trump Administration Wants to Start Process of Renegotiating NAFTA
- May 29, 2017

In the letter to Congress , he said the U.S.is looking to modernize the agreement with new provisions in areas such as intellectual property rights, regulatory practices, customs procedures and digital trade. Regarding NAFTA's effect on Canada, Investopedia notes, "Canada experienced a more modest increase in trade with the USA than Mexico did as a result of NAFTA, at an inflation-adjusted 63.5 per cent (Canada-Mexico trade remains negligible)". (more...)
Google's Google's "Personal" tab filters out everything but your own content
- May 29, 2017

Basically, the machine learning abilities found in Google Photos will help pick out the best photos out of all of your photos. You have to scroll over quite a bit to get to it. You also could choose to create a ton of memories with your friends and family and then at the end of the year, turn the events of the year into a nice Christmas gift. (more...)
ARM's new processors are created to power the machine-learning machines ARM's new processors are created to power the machine-learning machines
- May 29, 2017

For more details about the Cortex-A55, please have a look through the blog by my colleague, Govind Wathan - Cortex-A55: efficient performance from edge to cloud . Official today, the ARM Cortex-A75 is the new flagship-tier mobile processor design, with a claimed 22 percent improvement in performance over the incumbent A73. (more...)
Royals rally for win over Cleveland 6-4
- May 29, 2017

Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 53 hits and 24 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley have combined for 90 hits and 45 RBI. González would end up taking a ideal game into the seventh inning Sunday, before Detroit's Andrew Romine would reach on an error and Miguel Cabrera would single to right center field. (more...)
France's Macron urges Trump to stay in Paris pact
- May 29, 2017

But the White House said Friday that Trump's view on the topic is "evolving" after hearing other views during the summit. The news site was formed previous year by one of Politico's co-founders and a former chief White House correspondent. (more...)
NASA's Juno mission discovers Jupiter is really weird
- May 29, 2017

The principal investigator is Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The second study discovered that Jupiter's magnetic field is stronger and more irregular than scientists originally thought. The data indicates that Jupiter's emblematic belts and zones exhibit weird properties. The observations suggest Jupiter's magnetic field - known to be the strongest in the solar system - is even more intense than models predicted. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Introduction May Ditch OnePlus 3T Later this Year, Reports OnePlus 5 Introduction May Ditch OnePlus 3T Later this Year, Reports
- May 29, 2017

It's worth noting that you have to have purchased a OnePlus device directly through OnePlus in order to be eligible for the referral program. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has promised this phone will be a 'big surprise.' The company recently posted an image with four colour options on Twitter asking users for their colour preference. (more...)
Fresh arrests made by police investigating Manchester atrocity Fresh arrests made by police investigating Manchester atrocity
- May 29, 2017

Georgina Callander's family said the 18-year-old's life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families". "In the past five days, we have gathered significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances, the places he had been, how the device was built and the wider conspiracy ", they said in a statement. (more...)
French AIDS movie hotly tipped for Cannes' top prize
- May 29, 2017

The top prizes for the main competition selection will be awarded Sunday night. "Its director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, has been at the top of his game for a long time so it's time to recognise that". Other members of the jury include directors Mohamed Diab and Joachim Lafosse, actor Reda Kateb, and Karel Och, artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron Was Warned About Trump's Bizarre Handshake Emmanuel Macron Was Warned About Trump's Bizarre Handshake
- May 29, 2017

Since assuming office, Trump's forceful handshake has been widely remarked on. At their first meeting, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. (more...)
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
- May 29, 2017

She also performed the unexpected in her first round, winning in just over an hour. Last year, she picked up the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award from her peers for the fourth consecutive year and her fifth time in the last six. Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". (more...)
NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in space NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- May 29, 2017

The image was released by the space agency on 26 May. So no need to be jealous: SDO may have seen an eclipse that we didn't, but we'll have an even better view in a few months. Thursday's partial eclipse is a preview of the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse that will be visible from Earth as it crosses a 70-mile (113-km) wide path from OR to SC. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Launch Trailer Reveals U.S. Setting Far Cry 5 Launch Trailer Reveals U.S. Setting
- May 28, 2017

Far Cry 5 Gold Edition: all contents of the Deluxe Edition with the Far Cry 5 Season Pass and a steelbook for $100. Two Far Cry 5 players will be able to team up and take on the game's campaign in cooperative play, publisher Ubisoft announced today. (more...)
Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dies
- May 28, 2017

Together they formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band . That was the only conversation May had with Gregg, but he said that memory, along with those generated on the tour, stuck with him. That music has been labeled "Southern rock" thanks to the band's home base in Macon, Ga. - but it was much more than rock, and it reflected a lot more than the South. (more...)

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