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Police searching for man missing since London attack recover body from river Police searching for man missing since London attack recover body from river
- June 10, 2017

Xavier Thomas , 45, is thought to have been struck by the terrorists' van on the bridge and witnesses reported him being thrown into the water. Police said he also used the name of Rachid Elkhdar and a different date of birth that gave his age as 25. (more...)
Google Pixel guaranteed Android O and Android P updates Google Pixel guaranteed Android O and Android P updates
- June 10, 2017

While it might be too early to tell what Google is actually planning one of the alleged devices has just appeared on GFXBench . The Pixel XL 2 might have a 5.6-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1312 pixels. Still, if these turn out to be the final specs, the Pixel XL 2 could prove Google to be the next big device manufacturer ready to jump on the tall display bandwagon, for better or worse. (more...)
Michelle Obama to Address Crowd at Apple Conference Michelle Obama to Address Crowd at Apple Conference
- June 10, 2017

The room was primarily Apple developers who had paid to attend the three day conference. Obama closed the talk by taking a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump . She said her husband, former President Barack Obama, took the duty of role-modeling very seriously when managing his staff. Cook tweeted this photo with the former first lady, thanking her for sharing her views on diversity, innovation, and encouraging developers to make the world a better place. (more...)
New MacBook Pro: 6 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To New MacBook Pro: 6 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To
- June 10, 2017

In terms of storage , the SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster than the previous versions, and users can be further customized with up to 2TB of storage , Ternus said. The iMac 21.5-inch is priced at $1099, a 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display will cost you $1299, and a 27-inch iMac Retina 5K is priced at $1799. (more...)
White House Aide Violated Hatch Act, Feds Say
- June 09, 2017

White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he used an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel has concluded, issuing Scavino a letter of admonishment. The OSC says US government employees can express their opinions about partisan groups or candidates from their personal accounts, but with limitations: They cannot "refer to their official titles or positions while engaged in political activity at any time". (more...)
Trump wants faster permitting for major projects Trump wants faster permitting for major projects
- June 09, 2017

Trump has laid out a $1 trillion investment plan to rebuild infrastructure, and according to Platts, pointed to decisions on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines as proof of his administration's commitment. Trump says at a round table discussion with White House and state transportation officials that his administration is working to streamline the permitting process. (more...)
Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweets on Comey
- June 09, 2017

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii fired back at Trump on Twitter Friday morning, saying the president appeared to be accusing Comey of a serious crime: lying to Congress. Also in his testimony , Comey revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. (more...)
Trump attorney to file complaint against Comey
- June 09, 2017

About an hour later, the president tweeted about the morning Fox News show "Fox and Friends", commending them for "great reporting", along with other outlets. "I didn't obey that, but that's the way I took it". Comey said he did this in hopes that a special counsel would be appointed to the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Theresa May Says She Won't Resign, Seeks Minority Gov't
- June 09, 2017

Thursday's election returned the surprise result of a hung parliament in which no party could form a majority . Such exit polls have proved accurate in the past. Home Secretary Amber Rudd , one of May's closest allies, barely held onto her seat of Hastings and Rye, after a recount put her just over 300 votes ahead of the Labour candidate. (more...)
47th-ranked Ostapenko becomes first Latvian woman in French Open final 47th-ranked Ostapenko becomes first Latvian woman in French Open final
- June 09, 2017

About her younger opponent, Halep continued: "She's much younger than me". "I had no idea what does it mean". The third seed will now bid for her first grand slam title in her second French Open final, after losing to Maria Sharapova in 2014. (more...)
New iPhone feature to block texting while driving
- June 09, 2017

With iOS 11 , you'll be able to use Apple Pay to send or receive money from your contacts via Messages , thanks to a new iMessage app which essentially turns Apple Pay into your new Venmo or Square Cash alternative. Passengers who are just riding in the vehicle will also be able to disable the safety feature. Apple has finally revamped its app store where you now have a Today section where you get all the new stuff added in the store on a daily basis. (more...)
Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Tuesday Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Tuesday
- June 09, 2017

Well, the Golden State Warriors won on an away court Wednesday night with a score of 118-113. The promotion will run from 2 p.m.to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13. There is no purchase necessary, and customers must be in line at any Taco Bell during the promotional time. Well, why not? One free taco jacket, millions of free tacos.we'll take it. (more...)
Samsung announces the first FreeSync 2 displays Samsung announces the first FreeSync 2 displays
- June 09, 2017

The ranks of gaming monitors with quantum-dot-enhanced LED backlighting has grown a bit today with Samsung's CHG70 and CHG90 displays . The new monitors all leverage Samsung's revolutionary QLED Quantum Dot technology , first made available in the new QLED TV lineup launched at CES 2017. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
- June 09, 2017

Apple uses end-to-end encryption in the iPhone's standard iMessage app, which is something certain members of the United Kingdom government have been reluctant to accept . "He decided wrong", Cook said, adding that the move was not in the best interest of the country. We have asked Apple to confirm that its CEO will take time out of deciding whether or not hardware needs an "i" in its title, and go and see if he can assist with Trump's modernisation plans. (more...)
Microsoft Shows Off Big Changes for Windows 10 Microsoft Shows Off Big Changes for Windows 10
- June 09, 2017

My People: You can now drop a file onto any of the contacts pinned in the overflow area, the sound made when you receive an emoji from one of your pinned contacts has been updated, and other improvements. You can make this happen even more easily if you own and regularly make use of the Surface Pen. You can also overwrite text to make corrections without fiddling with backspace or delete, making handwriting input faster and more natural. (more...)
HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is better? HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is better?
- June 09, 2017

Pricing starts at Euro 749 (roughly Rs. 53,000) for Europe, and in the U.S. at $749 (roughly Rs. 48,000), where it's up for pre-order. The company's newest phone, the HTC U11, has released to surprisingly stellar reviews, and after a short pre-order period, it's available to purchase now. (more...)
Apple makes Mac computers faster, targets professional users Apple makes Mac computers faster, targets professional users
- June 09, 2017

You'll need to move up to the $1,599 version of the MacBook to get a larger 512GB SSD, along with a faster processor. The MacBook Pro (2015) offers the same display sizes and resolutions, though as we said, the 13-inch model is no longer available through Apple . (more...)
(UNP) Stake Held by Parsec Financial Management Inc (UNP) Stake Held by Parsec Financial Management Inc
- June 09, 2017

Horan Mngmt has invested 2.91% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP ). The Exane Derivatives holds 56,755 shares with $4.02 million value, down from 125,858 last quarter. This translates into $1.09 billion profit for UNP giving the stock a 20.49 P/E. The railroad operator reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.09. (more...)
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
- June 09, 2017

In a statement on its website yesterday, IEA said China remained the largest market in 2016, accounting for more than 40% of electric cars sold worldwide. "China was by far the largest electric auto market, accounting for more than 40 percent of the electric cars sold in the world and more than double the amount sold in the United States", the IEA wrote in the report published Wednesday . (more...)
Apple takes on Amazon with voice-activated speaker Apple takes on Amazon with voice-activated speaker
- June 09, 2017

With HomePod , only after "Hey Siri " is recognised locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier. It's more than a smart speaker, though, according to Apple . The $349 speaker was the final product unveiled during the company's World Wide Developers Conference, getting somewhat muted applause from the gathered crowd. (more...)

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