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PlayStation Plus Games For June Potentially Revealed PlayStation Plus Games For June Potentially Revealed
- May 31, 2017

According to Turkey's Playstation Twitter account, players should expect Killing Floor 2 and Life is odd for next month's lineup of PS+ Games. While it would seem Killing Floor 2 and Life Is Strange are the two PS4 games next month in North America and Europe, it's worth noting that "there are regional differences from time to time". (more...)
Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech
- May 31, 2017

Trump's remarks grew more personal as he addressed the death of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert. Sandoval told the crowd that most Americans never fully understand the sacrifice of the nation's soldiers, and that remembering them helps lay a foundation for a stronger future. (more...)
Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups Amnesty says Egypt law threatens to annihilate rights groups
- May 31, 2017

The law comes as part of el-Sissi's wider crackdown on dissent since he rose to power in 2013, when he led a military overthrow of his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi. Those who violate the law could receive up to five years in jail and fines of up to one million Egyptian pounds (more than $55,000). Since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak, government and security officials have accused civil society of wanting to destabilize the country. (more...)
Ferrari clearly favouring Vettel, says Hamilton Ferrari clearly favouring Vettel, says Hamilton
- May 30, 2017

We've just finished the race and who knows? "This is the reality of it at the moment". The win marked Ferrari's first in Monaco since Michael Schumacher's success in 2001, with Marchionne revelling in the end of the drought. "That's really what I have got to try to understand this week", Hamilton said. "It's one of those days where you wish you'd led a bit more", he said after the ceremony. (more...)
Uber fires Levandowski amid Waymo self-driving dispute Uber fires Levandowski amid Waymo self-driving dispute
- May 30, 2017

Levandowski, a former Google employee, left the tech giant in January 2016 to launch the self-driving start-up that was later acquired by Uber . Uber move, which it made on Friday, was first reported on Tuesday by the New York Times . (more...)
Del Potro sails through on French Open return after injury scare
- May 30, 2017

Fellow Australian Ashleigh Barty wasn't so lucky - she crashed out in straight sets in her first round match against American Madison Keys. The match was suspended on Monday because of darkness after the players split the first two sets. The 18th seed fired down 20 aces and 40 winners to register a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over the experienced Kohlschreiber in a thrilling opening-round clash that lasted nearly two hours. (more...)
Arsenal board warn Arsene Wenger to stop dithering in transfer market
- May 30, 2017

Former players critical of Wenger as well as those fans who wanted him out would reply they have had to witness Groundhog Day nearly every season since their last Premier League title ('The Invincibles' unbeaten campaign in 2003/04) of failing to keep star names, replacing them often with poor purchases and not really threatening to win the championship at the business end of a season. (more...)
Kelly defends Kushner's Russian Federation link
- May 30, 2017

Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what USA intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House. (more...)
Illinois House OKs stricter gun crime sentences Illinois House OKs stricter gun crime sentences
- May 30, 2017

Bruce Rauner to sign the bill now. To qualify, potential voters must meet certain conditions and they have the choice to opt out of being automatically registered to vote. "Automatically registering citizens is a common-sense idea that will improve our democracy". Establishes designated automatic voter registration agencies; and requires the establishment of dual-purpose applications to register to vote. (more...)
Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dies at 83
- May 30, 2017

He oversaw the army's corrupt off-book deals and ran its ruthless secret police force. As Torrijos' intelligence chief, Noriega monitored political opponents and developed close ties with USA intelligence agencies guarding against possible threats to the canal. (more...)
Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought
- May 30, 2017

The most severe mortality was confined to the area north of Port Douglas, where an estimated 70% of shallow water corals died and there was significant variability between and within reefs . "The concept of "maintaining ecological function " refers to the balance of ecological processes necessary for the reef ecosystem as a whole to persist, but perhaps in a different form", a spokesperson for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority explained , "noting the composition and structure may ... (more...)
Touching the sun: NASA to reveal plans for hellish mission Touching the sun: NASA to reveal plans for hellish mission
- May 30, 2017

GMT, 11 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Probe is a planned robotic spacecraft created to explore the outer corona of the Sun. If successful, the spacecraft will become the closest man-made object to ever pass the Sun - taking the crown from the Helios 2 mission which passed the Sun at 27 million miles in 1976. (more...)
Nintendo files for Nintendo files for "Super Nintendo World" trademark in the US
- May 30, 2017

This isn't the first time people have parodied Mario Kart in real cities, but rather than a couple of people getting together and doing this off their own bat, it's been organised by a company called Maricar . It was unlikely Nintendo and Universal would name the park after WiiU game Nintendo Land, but it would have also fit. At present, Nintendo still plans to open Super Nintendo World locations at the Flordia, California, and Osaka branches of Universal Parks and Resorts. (more...)
Asus ZenFone AR Hands-On Asus ZenFone AR Hands-On
- May 30, 2017

The smartphone had gained wide attention for its augmented reality-focused features. The ZenFone AR will arrive in Taiwan in mid-June, and it'll make its USA debut on Verizon shortly after in late June or early July. The smartphone is also Google Daydream ready. The executive also revealed that by next year, over 1,000 Tango apps will be available up from the more than 100 that now exist. (more...)
North Korea fires ballistic missile, South Korea says
- May 30, 2017

North Korea conducted yet another weapons test Monday (its third missile launch in as many weeks), successfully firing a short-range ballistic missile into Japan's exclusive economic waters in open defiance of United Nations sanctions and growing global pressure from the U.S., China, Japan and others. (more...)
England rest key trio ahead of Champions Trophy
- May 30, 2017

What cost us was the first hour this morning when there was a lot of live green grass on the wicket, but South Africa bowled beautifully. In any case, the West Indies have not qualified for the Champions Trophy , which means that Marlon Samuels , who likes to get under the skin of his opponents, will not be around to "salute" a dismissed batsman when in the field - a gesture that has riled the combative Stokes. (more...)
Ontario to announce update of labour laws and minimum wage increase today Ontario to announce update of labour laws and minimum wage increase today
- May 30, 2017

The Changing Workplaces review reports approximately one-third of Ontario's 6.6 million workers are vulnerable due to new technologies, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs. Working people from across Ontario have shared their lived experiences of insecurity, intimidation, precarity and poverty with the Special Advisors and with their MPPs. (more...)
Nvidia's Max-Q technology will bring GTX 1080 power to gaming laptops
- May 30, 2017

By taking a precision engineering approach to Pascal, it has managed to make the architecture even more efficient. A combination of Max-Q software and smarter hardware design to maximize thermal and acoustic efficiencies promise to shrink the size of high-end gaming laptops down to a much more attractive footprint. (more...)
Overwatch Teases Horizon Lunar Colony Map, Will Accompany New Hero Overwatch Teases Horizon Lunar Colony Map, Will Accompany New Hero
- May 30, 2017

Why? Well, the image embedded above looks a lot like a first-person shooter map to me, and one that could feasibly work with one of Overwatch's game modes. Two specimens are missing, namely Winston and Hammond. GameSpot speculates that this news could mean a new gorilla hero is on the way, in addition to a new map. (more...)
Here are all the laptops Asus just announced at Computex
- May 30, 2017

Asus ZenBook Flip S availability is expected in September and prices will start at $1,099. Tom's Guide's Laptop Mag reported that the premium version of the Asus ZenBook Flip S is powered by a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U processor. It is powered by a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU with up to 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. With regards to the display , the standard 13.3-inch screen will offer 1080p to 4K resolutions. (more...)

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