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Valve's New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers Valve's New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers
- June 23, 2017

The most important confirmation in the new documents is that the Knuckles controllers allow for full, independent tracking of all five fingers. It's safe to say that the Knuckles controllers are nothing like what we've seen already, and should make the VR experience a hell of a lot more immersive. (more...)
Amazon's new Echo will let you see who's at your front door Amazon's new Echo will let you see who's at your front door
- June 23, 2017

In addition, Amazon is introducing a Smart Home Skill API that will allow developers to integrate live video feeds from their smart home cameras with the device. Similarly, smart lock maker August says that Alexa will now be able to talk to its August Doorbell Cam . It could be the baby's room or the front door or the backyard camera; you can see live video right away. (more...)
Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10 Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10
- June 23, 2017

Balochistan government spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said that the explosion took place at 9:00 am when the police officers were checking the suspected vehicle. According to the Pakistan's Dunya News, the blast took place inside a auto that was parked near the office . Immediately after the explosion, security of Civil Hospital was tightened with police officers deployed at all entry and exit points of the premises. (more...)
#10 - Portland Trail Blazers - Zach Collins
- June 23, 2017

He was mostly a role player (albeit a really good one) during his lone season at Gonzaga, and he's going to face a massive competition uptick in the National Basketball Association. He learned of his selection by Sacramento, and the trade to Portland, "literally like 30 seconds before I went on stage" at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to shake commissioner Adam Silver's hand. (more...)
SEGA Launches Free Classic Games Collection On Mobile SEGA Launches Free Classic Games Collection On Mobile
- June 23, 2017

The Japanese gaming company said that it is launching an app called " Sega Forever " that will allow iOS and Android users to play classic Sega titles. As a result, we can expect to see the Sega Forever concept rolling out elsewhere and, in line with publicity material, supporting games from other consoles in Sega's history: the SG-1000, Game Gear, Saturn and Dreamcast. (more...)
Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods
- June 23, 2017

It is expected to weaken into a tropical depression later Thursday morning, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. This system will not have a direct impact on Jacksonville/NE Fl./SE Ga. One resident said he'd been riding his boat through the streets. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour and it's expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the morning and become a remnant low Thursday night. (more...)
C38 blasts off with 31 satellites onboard C38 blasts off with 31 satellites onboard
- June 23, 2017

PSLV-C38 - placed earth observation satellite Cartosat-2s and 30 nano satellites, including 29 from 14 different countries, in their respective orbits. Their data are useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural planning, coastal land use regulation, road network monitoring and land and geographical information system applications. (more...)
Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall
- June 23, 2017

Rain chances will increase this weekend across North Texas but it has nothing to do with Tropical Storm Cindy . Winds of around 35 miles per hour accompanies the heavy rainfall as Cindy moves inland at a speed of around 13 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
North Korea calls Donald Trump a 'psychopath'
- June 23, 2017

When he arrived, he was in a coma, which North Korea said was due to him contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Hundreds of people lined up for the service in OH, which was open to the public but closed to the press, according to ABC. (more...)
U.S. officials underscore Russian Federation threat to 2016 elections U.S. officials underscore Russian Federation threat to 2016 elections
- June 23, 2017

Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said that the department has "evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted". The findings are at the heart of an investigation into contacts that members of Trump's campaign team may have had with Russian officials during the campaign and the transition. (more...)
Xbox One X Console Coming In November
- June 23, 2017

It upscales every game to 4K UHD unlike the previous version Xbox One S. "This is a true 4K console", Spencer said, referring to the Xbox One X's support for 4K resolution, higher fidelity than HD. So it's quite understandable if gamers are immediately wondering if they should even pony up the dough for the Xbox One X at all. The $499 new addition, will allow for seamless play on ultra definition 4K televisions and will be available worldwide on November 7th 2017, according to ... (more...)
How Sourcing The Next Ford Focus From China Could Save Money How Sourcing The Next Ford Focus From China Could Save Money
- June 23, 2017

At the time, Ford announced that it would instead put those funds to work in the USA, investing $700 million in an expansion of its existing auto plant in Flat Rock, Michigan . Ford claims the move will save $1 billion in investment costs and won't put any American hourly employees out of a job. A state official in western Mexico says more than 3,400 jobs at a Ford assembly plant are safe following the company's announcement that it will shift planned production of its Focus to China. (more...)
Solar eclipse to trace path across United States in August Solar eclipse to trace path across United States in August
- June 23, 2017

And folks who are fortunate enough to be along that path of totality will get this handsome total solar eclipse where the moon completely obscures the disc of the sun for several minutes - about two minutes late in the late morning, about 11:45 Casper time. (more...)
Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea
- June 23, 2017

On Wednesday the U.S. leader took the formal step of extending for another year a national emergency with respect to North Korea that was first decreed in 2008 under president George W. "He did things because he wanted to do them". Tillerson called for increased efforts to curtail the North's illicit revenue streams of revenue that allegedly help fund its nuclear weapon and missile programs. (more...)
Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups
- June 23, 2017

To help people help themselves, Facebook's product road map is now focused on building "meaningful communities", according to Zuckerberg . Zuckerberg thinks part of the answer lies in facilitating deeper ties between users on Facebook , who may not have started out as part of the same families or friend groups. (more...)
Tesla Exploring Possibility of Manufacturing Cars in China Tesla Exploring Possibility of Manufacturing Cars in China
- June 23, 2017

FMR LLC increased its position in Tesla by 10.9% in the first quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,268 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Opening Hearthstone Card Packs Is About To Get More Pleasant Opening Hearthstone Card Packs Is About To Get More Pleasant
- June 23, 2017

Blizzard is "drastically reducing the amount of duplicates player will receive when opening loot boxes" and, in line with that change, it is also "increasing the overall amount of credits players will receive from loot boxes". Overwatch loot boxes will soon come with fewer duplicates. These can be bound to single button or a button per highlight slot in the Options menu under "Request Highlight". (more...)
After Warmbier's death, United States weighs travel ban on North Korea
- June 22, 2017

The Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma is making plans for his funeral. The aide said Portman specifically urged North Korea's government to allow the Swedish ambassador to the country - the main USA conduit to Pyongyang - to meet with the American student. (more...)
Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud
- June 22, 2017

The Madrid prosecutor's office said Ronaldo, 32, used a " business structure " he created in 2010 to shelter income he received from image rights in the Virgin Islands from 2011 to 2014. Perez found out about Ronaldo's anger through the front cover of Portuguese newspaper A Bola , but has not spoken to him since his man-of-the-match display in the Champions League final win against Juventus. (more...)
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns
- June 22, 2017

Uber's next CEO must be equal parts innovator and mediator, a leader that can address the company's cultural troubles while also maintaining the focus and vision that lead Kalanick's company to upend the taxi industry. A corporate mantra was "Principled Confrontation". This led to further allegation from other employees, prompting the company to conduct internal investigations. (more...)

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