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Facebook's troubled Stories feature is coming to the desktop Facebook's troubled Stories feature is coming to the desktop
- August 06, 2017

TechCrunch says there is a small question mark in the Stories section that explains what the feature is all about. Moreover, #Facebook's " Stories " feature is very much like one of Snapchat's primary features wherein users can record and upload 20 seconds of themselves via video. (more...)
Latvia to see partial lunar eclipse next week Latvia to see partial lunar eclipse next week
- August 06, 2017

One such partial eclipse will take place on August 7-8, the release from Durairaj Gnanamuthu, district science officer, said. Indians will be able to see the Penumbral and Partial lunar eclipse on the night of August 7-8. Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 3:18 a.m. The eclipse will be visible from Nepal, India, China, Japan, Australia , Antarctica, Africa , Europe, Russia and some parts of South America. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Co-op Mode Will Receive Another Closed Beta August 11th Final Fantasy XV Co-op Mode Will Receive Another Closed Beta August 11th
- August 06, 2017

The multiplayer downloadable content (DLC) has received a lot of hype since it was first announced , but recent reports indicate that the closed beta did not go as smoothly as everyone hoped it to. Today, Square Enix confirmed that the Final Fantasy XV Comrades Multiplayer Expansion beta will receive an update introducing some matchmaking improvements. (more...)
India & China: Time for strategic dialogue India & China: Time for strategic dialogue
- August 05, 2017

Indian border troops illegally crossed the border into Chinese territory on June 18, obstructing China's road construction work on the Chinese side. According to a report in yesterday's Indian Express , the Chinese government is anxious to have the dispute settled by the time of a BRICS heads of government summit that is to be held in Xiamen, China at the beginning of next month. (more...)
New Dinosaur Species, Scientists Say of Nearly Perfect Fossil New Dinosaur Species, Scientists Say of Nearly Perfect Fossil
- August 04, 2017

The fond museum researchers liken it to "the Mona Lisa of dinosaurs ". The 110 million-year-old fossil is a new species of nodosaur , stout herbivorous animals built like a tank and weighing up to 2,800 lb (1,270 kg). "The result is that the animal looks nearly the same today as it did back in the Early Cretaceous". The specimen is stunning: 18 ft (5.5 m) long, its scaly armor is all intact, and it's been preserved in its original shape, unlike most fossils that are squashed flat by the ... (more...)
Former Mexican President: Trump 'Trying to Save Face' With Voters Former Mexican President: Trump 'Trying to Save Face' With Voters
- August 04, 2017

Trump. Vicente Fox served as the president of Mexico from 2000 through 2006, being elected under the center-right National Action Party, though he is no longer a member of the party. She later apologized on behalf of CNN for airing the "salty language". "Perhaps I should have taken that offer for the five-second delay". Fox has been a frequent Trump critic. (more...)
Google's second AR phone, the Asus ZenFone AR, is finally official Google's second AR phone, the Asus ZenFone AR, is finally official
- August 04, 2017

This phone is the result of a collaboration between Asus , Google and Quacomm. An unlocked version of the device can be got with other carriers for $599. The smartphone , with augmented reality and virtual reality capability, is going to have two versions with two different price tags. Weighing only 170 grams, the ZenFone AR combines an impressive list of features without having to make it appear oversized or awkward. (more...)
Unofficial Pixel XL 2 Case Compared With Pixel, Galaxy S8 Unofficial Pixel XL 2 Case Compared With Pixel, Galaxy S8
- August 04, 2017

However Olixar confirms that Google refused to 3.5 mm headphone Jack. Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. MySmartPrice's report also claims that the Pixel 2 handsets will feature "considerably less bezel" compared to the original Pixel and Pixel XL, and adds weight to recent rumours that the smartphones will be the first to pack Qualcomm's unannounced Snapdragon 836 chipset. (more...)
Two arrested after Southwest passenger catches man texting about molesting children Two arrested after Southwest passenger catches man texting about molesting children
- August 04, 2017

A plane passenger noticed the man sitting in front of her sending chilling text messages about molesting children on Monday. "I'd like to highlight that if it wasn't for this particular passenger taking action to alert the staff and alert the police, this catastrophic event would have been horrific", he said. (more...)
Rumor: Xbox One Spotify App in Testing, Could Release Soon
- August 04, 2017

The Verge states that they have sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft's plans who have confirmed that the app is now being tested internally. It likely has something to do with Microsoft's efforts with Groove Music. It's not clear yet when Spotify will arrive, but it's likely Microsoft will announce a slew of software enhancements when the Xbox One X arrives in November. (more...)
Wanted: Someone to help NASA protect the Earth from aliens Wanted: Someone to help NASA protect the Earth from aliens
- August 04, 2017

From the designation, "planetary protection" is more or less what people have been able to glean. NASA's current planetary protection officer , Catharine Conley, has held the post since 2014. The candidates must have at least one year's experience as a top-level civilian government employee, and an advanced degree in physical science, engineering or mathematics. (more...)
Xiaomi captures pole position in smart wearables Xiaomi captures pole position in smart wearables
- August 04, 2017

Oppo and Xiaomi Technology took the fourth and fifth spots, with shipments growing 44% and 52%, respectively, Canalys indicated. Huawei shipped 38.5 million units - up 20% from Q2 2016 forba market share of 11%. That's close to 56 per cent rise in shipments, meaning Apple's recent strategy to position Apple Watch as a fitness device has worked in favor of the company. (more...)
Stifel Nicolaus Raises Tableau Software, Inc Stifel Nicolaus Raises Tableau Software, Inc
- August 04, 2017

It improved, as 32 investors sold Tableau Software Inc shares while 59 reduced holdings. Wunderlich boosted their target price on shares of Tableau Software from $55.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. (more...)
Chris Christie: At least I didn't dump nachos on Cubs fan Chris Christie: At least I didn't dump nachos on Cubs fan
- August 04, 2017

The Republican governor was making his way to his seat at the game on Sunday , cradling a bowl of nachos, when Cubs fan Brad Joseph yelled at him from 30 feet away, telling the Republican governor that he "sucked". "And I gave him that first shot to do that, but when you go at it a second time, you're going to get a response". So Chris , if you're reading this, I'm sorry. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note8 tipped to hit stores in mid-September
- August 04, 2017

It's a well established fact that Galaxy Note8 will break covers at Samsung Unpacked 2017 episode 2 event in NY city on August 23, but there were no solid clues when the device will hit stores until now. And that's not all Blass provided us with, taking to Venture Beat to reveal what he claims are the final specs for the Note 8, via "a person briefed on the device's final configuration". (more...)
Tesla doubles revenue in a year
- August 04, 2017

Tesla is up 63% since the start of 2017. Tesla saw revenues of $2.79bn though still recorded a loss in Q2 2017, with auto deliveries increasing year-on-year while Model 3 reservations continue to flow in. Tesla , Inc , formerly Tesla Motors, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products. (more...)
LA to host 2028 Olympic games LA to host 2028 Olympic games
- August 04, 2017

Los Angeles will host its third Summer Olympics, but will have to wait four years longer than it had initially hoped. And the agreement follows a vote earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee to seek a deal which would award the 2024 and 2028 Games, meaning they will not have to test global interest in hosting the event again until it is time to determine the 2032 hosts. (more...)
New Sonic Mania trailer highlights special stages and more New Sonic Mania trailer highlights special stages and more
- August 03, 2017

It's a stage that's a lot harder than it looks and will take some getting used to. Jump in, and you'll be transported to another dimension with a third-person perspective that's almost identical to the Special Stages of Sonic CD , albeit starring a polygonal 3D Sonic straight out of the Sega Saturn's Sonic 3D Blast (or, dare I say, the of Sonic R on Sega CD). (more...)
Virginia woman receives milkshake from OH restaurant as dying wish Virginia woman receives milkshake from OH restaurant as dying wish
- August 03, 2017

Klein said he contacted the 47-year-old restaurant's owner, named - you guessed it -Tommy, last name Fello, in an effort to grant Emily what would be one of her last wishes. Now, with Pomeranz being unable to travel, her wish for a Tommy's milkshake may sound unrealistic, right? According to Klein, Pomeranz was thrilled to receive her favorite shake and thoroughly enjoyed the treat. (more...)
Facebook to Roll Out Fact-Checking, Relates Posts to Fight Fake News Facebook to Roll Out Fact-Checking, Relates Posts to Fight Fake News
- August 03, 2017

The company has been caught up in the ongoing furore around fake news, with Macedonian teenagers using the social network to spread false information about Donald Trump in the run-up to the United States elections a year ago. We will learn from the test, and apply what we learn to improve the product for everyone. Social media giant Facebook (FB) is working to battle the fake news problem by sending more potential hoax stories to third party fact checkers and showing the findings below the ... (more...)