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Rio says the water's fine for Olympics
- August 08, 2016

As much as 70 percent of Rio's sewage remains untreated, acknowledged Jorge Briard, president of Rio's water utility. Picao added that if a cut develops signs of infection, the patient should immediately warn his or her physician of potential exposure to multi drug-resistant bacteria. (more...)
Tesla Motors to repay $411 million in third quarter on convertible debt
- August 08, 2016

Reuters noted that Tesla shares closed at $234.79 on Friday, after dropping to below $190 per share directly following the offer, while SolarCity shares closed at $26.70. "We expect to unveil those for the middle of next year, maybe the next six to nine months type of thing", Musk said during the company's second-quarter earnings call this week (via The Verge ). (more...)
German official in Turkey for talks amid post-coup tensions German official in Turkey for talks amid post-coup tensions
- August 08, 2016

On Sunday, he pledged that if parliament approved the reintroduction death penalty he would enthusiastically sign it into law. And he said that political parties would respect the will of the people if they wanted the return of the death penalty. (more...)
Moana sets sail on an epic voyage in Olympics TV spot Moana sets sail on an epic voyage in Olympics TV spot
- August 08, 2016

The KAKAMORA, an intense team of insane, coconut-armored pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a roll as of late, and there's no reason to believe Moana will mark the end of that streak. (more...)
Microsoft to Release Two Windows 10 Updates in 2017 Microsoft to Release Two Windows 10 Updates in 2017
- August 08, 2016

The summer update will focus on refining and extending the new features and capabilities introduced earlier in the year , much like this month's Anniversary Update. Now that Windows 10 is already receving its first major update, Microsoft has started speaking about the future updates. Let's see what the Windows 10 Anniversary Update can do in this regard. (more...)
Rio's first gold medal awarded Rio's first gold medal awarded
- August 08, 2016

The precocious 19-year-old closed out the summer with her biggest surprise yet. The Olympic torch is carried on the bay in Cabo Frio in Rio de Janiero state ahead of the Games' opening. Thrasher will be back at the West Virginia University next week, where she is starting her sophomore year majoring in biomedical engineering. The U.S. (more...)
ASUS Radeon RX 460 STRIX Gaming 4 GB review ASUS Radeon RX 460 STRIX Gaming 4 GB review
- August 08, 2016

Anandtech does point out that the final price may change given that the cards are being made available exclusively by the company's partner retailers, which means the retailers will have the final say on how much the GPU cards will cost when out in the market. (more...)
Galway tree-planting to mark anniversary of Hiroshima bomb
- August 08, 2016

According to Voice of America , 50,000 people attended the ceremony near the epicenter of the bomb at Hiroshima's Peace Park. Also citing Abe's speech in May in which the premier expressed his determination "to realize a world free of nuclear weapons", Matsui said, "I expect him to join with President Obama and display leadership in this endeavor". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan tells million-strong unity rally Turkey's Erdogan tells million-strong unity rally
- August 08, 2016

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim appeared briefly on stage in Istanbul before the start of the rally, waving to the crowds after opposition party leaders arrived and shortly before Erdogan appeared with his wife, Emine Erdogan, on stage. The brutality of July 15, in which rogue soldiers commandeered fighter jets, helicopters and tanks, shocked a nation that last saw a violent military power grab in 1980. (more...)
'Pokémon Go' earns estimated $200 million in its first month
- August 08, 2016

In a little over a month of its official launch, the game has taken over the markets and is a major sensation. Users have been hooked on to the game since the start. Sensor Tower reported their latest estimates for Pokémon GO's revenues, which is said to have surpassed more than $ 200 million in worldwide net revenue during its first month of availability. (more...)
TV psychic Miss Cleo has died, according to TMZ
- August 08, 2016

Harris became the face of the famous TV infomercials in the late 1990s. Miss Cleo's real name was Youree Harris. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended a Catholic school, and, during an interview with The Advocate , she cites how her godson was instrumental in her decision to come out publicly. (more...)
Mexico has discontinued all warnings associated with the once-threatening storm
- August 08, 2016

A hurricane warning was in place for Belize and parts of Mexico, though the storm was expected to begin weakening when it moved ashore. Hurricane Earl is the first hurricane to make landfall in Belize since 2010 when Category 2 Hurricane Richard hit. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Unveiled Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Unveiled
- August 08, 2016

Samsung says glasses and contact lenses (particularly colored ones) can get in the way at times, but we weren't wearing either when the scanner experienced issues during our brief testing. Prices haven't been announced. The Iris scanner onboard can also be used to authenticate online payments via Samsung Pay. Its "slimness" is similar to the S7 Edge. (more...)
Vegas Play of the Day: Twins at Rays Vegas Play of the Day: Twins at Rays
- August 08, 2016

Top 3, Twins lead 3-1: Miguel Sano homers (17) to left center, scoring Robbie Grossman (walk) and Max Kepler (single). Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. (more...)
Rusin gives up Ichiro's 3000th hit, Rockies lose to Marlins Rusin gives up Ichiro's 3000th hit, Rockies lose to Marlins
- August 08, 2016

He went on to post a record 10 consecutive seasons of at least 200 hits, reaching his zenith in 2004 when he stroked 262 hits to break an 84-year-old major league record set by George Sisler as he claimed another batting title with a.372 average. (more...)
New Android vulnerability 'Quadrooter' said to affect over 900 million devices New Android vulnerability 'Quadrooter' said to affect over 900 million devices
- August 08, 2016

A free " QuadRooter " scanner app is available for download on Google Play. "Since the vulnerable drivers are pre-installed on devices at the point of manufacture, they can only be fixed by installing a patch from the distributor or carrier", Check Point states. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus models spotted in gorgeous 4K video Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus models spotted in gorgeous 4K video
- August 08, 2016

A video has been leaked online that shows a mockup of the new iPhone 7 Plus, giving users the best look yet at what Apple's new handset may look like. Blass said last month that there will only be two iPhone 7 models that will be rolled out this year, with the code names of the smartphones being Sonora and Dos Palos. (more...)
Zika cases reported in Kane County
- August 08, 2016

After months of warnings from public health officials and scientists, the first locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus were reported in South Florida. "That kind of spurred a more aggressive effort throughout property to make sure we were vigilant about eliminating any standing water, both in places you would obviously expect and places that would not be so visible", Brady said. (more...)
Keuchel tosses 3-hitter, Astros improve to 2-9 vs Rangers Keuchel tosses 3-hitter, Astros improve to 2-9 vs Rangers
- August 08, 2016

Hinch said. "When we are at our best, we are able to turn the game around in one inning". The victory increased the Rangers' lead over Houston in the AL West to 6 1/2 games and pushed them back to 30-30 on the road with three contests left on their trip. (more...)
'NBC Nightly News' in Rio Means Olympic Feat for Lester Holt
- August 08, 2016

The main NBC broadcasts will have the major events - swimming, track and field and gymnastics - all on tape delay on the West Coast. Every two years, NBC counts on the Games to provide a ratings bonanza, and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt sounded confident that Rio will deliver just that when discussing the summer's prospects, casually referencing the benefits of "a little thing called the Olympics" during his executive session panel at the TCA summer press tour. (more...)

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