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August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year
- August 09, 2016

Earth Overshoot Day comes earlier and earlier each year, and it's not exactly something to get excited about. In one other positive note, the rate at which Earth Overshoot Day is moving forward in the year has slowed to less than one day a year on average since 2010. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 3S review: The Chhota Sultan Xiaomi Redmi 3S review: The Chhota Sultan
- August 09, 2016

The K5 Plus clearly trumps the Redmi 3S Prime in this department with a sharper and more vibrant display . It has up 32GB of internal storage capacity. Specifically, the Redmi 3S Prime sports a hybrid dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM) slot with the second SIM slot also capable of functioning as a microSD slot. (more...)
Kanye West Wasn't Happy About Kylie Jenner's Deal With PUMA Kanye West Wasn't Happy About Kylie Jenner's Deal With PUMA
- August 09, 2016

Kim despises dancing, so this was a huge request for B to make. Scott kicks off his attempt to bring Cuba to California by showing up at Kris's house with a bunch of Cuban cuisine. She was the model that he wanted". "He really believed in her as part of his brand". However, she still feels it is very disrespectful of both Kris and Kylie to not let them know what was going on beforehand. (more...)
YouTube video revives rumors about two 5.5-inch versions of iPhone 7 YouTube video revives rumors about two 5.5-inch versions of iPhone 7
- August 09, 2016

While it's typical for a new iPhone model to feature an improved camera, reports indicate the new iPhone will use a dual camera system. Another new feature reportedly in the works for the iPhone 7 is a dual camera setup. Finally, Bloomberg is reporting that the new iPhone will have an updated home button similar to the MacBook's Force Touch trackpad. A third bit of news is something we've already heard before, that Apple is well and truly ditching the headphone jack. (more...)
Orbitera Acquired By Google Orbitera Acquired By Google
- August 09, 2016

Orbitera solves this problem by automating numerous associated processes, with Google noting that over 60,000 enterprise stacks have been launched through Orbitera's platform. The company's chief executive Marcin Kurc previously spent three years working at AWS. Orbitera is a cloud commerce company headquartered in Los Angeles. (more...)
Israel Has No Greater Friend than Mike Pence Israel Has No Greater Friend than Mike Pence
- August 09, 2016

Pence and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are taking on Democrats Hillary Clinton and Virginia Sen. But when Pence answered her question, it was-in a word-epic. and through changing priorities in our nation's capital. "So that's why we try to expose them to different viewpoints". "I mean, at the end of the day, even in politics it takes a little bit of time for people to get to know each other" Pence told Sykes, adding, "I think you are going to see that relationship personally ... (more...)
Rio 2016 Olympics for cord-cutters: Where to watch Rio 2016 Olympics for cord-cutters: Where to watch
- August 09, 2016

In addition to airing on TV, you can also watch a livestream online here. NEW YORK (AP ) — Pre-Olympics media reports about the Zika virus, polluted water and political unrest in Brazil raised awareness about the Rio de Janeiro Games and thus helped NBC's advertising sales, network executives said Thursday. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars speech caused surge in climate change tweets and searches
- August 09, 2016

When compared to Earth Day, which took place on April 22 this year, tweets were 5.3 times larger and compared to the the COP climate change conference in Paris at the end of last year tweets were 3.2 times larger. During the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday, social media was bustling regarding the daring addition of a climate change segment. DiCaprio used his Best Actor acceptance speech as a platform to advocate for action on climate change to an audience of 34.5 million live ... (more...)
Team Egypt shuns tradition to play beach volleyball in hijab Team Egypt shuns tradition to play beach volleyball in hijab
- August 09, 2016

Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy hugs her teammate Nada Meawad during a women's beach volleyball match against Germany. Egypt took on Germany at the Olympic women's beach-volleyball event over the weekend - and the differences between the two sides couldn't have been more obvious. (more...)
Local pregnant women concerned about Zika virus following California cases
- August 09, 2016

Mosquito spraying is underway in a Miami neighborhood where the first locally transmitted cases of Zika virus in the USA were found. Thirteen babies have been born thus far in the USA with Zika-related birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
Annual Black Hat hacker conference opens in Las Vegas Annual Black Hat hacker conference opens in Las Vegas
- August 09, 2016

The fundraiser comes just a few days after Clinton's campaign was reportedly hacked. Jeff Moss, who is the man behind the creation of security conferences DefCon and Black Hat, will attend the event alongside Jake Braun, Department of Homeland Security ex-security consultant. (more...)
15-Month-Old Twin Girls Die After Being Left In Hot Car 15-Month-Old Twin Girls Die After Being Left In Hot Car
- August 09, 2016

Police believe North, charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, had been drinking with a relative inside the duplex. Police told CNN they believe the two girls died after being reportedly left in a hot vehicle. The children appeared to have been overheated, but police are still investigating the circumstances, Capt. (more...)
Australia takes gold in the women's sevens in Rio
- August 09, 2016

This left GB to face Canada again in the bronze medal match after defeating them 22-0 in the group game, while the Kiwis were defeated by the Aussies in the final. By halftime of the 20-minute match, it was 26-5 and the Canadians needed only to manage the ball from there. The next day, the USA squad almost upset top-seeded Australia, and then lost to New Zealand by just one try. (more...)
Surface 3's touchscreen will soon work with Linux
- August 09, 2016

While Linux distros are possible to run on some Surface tablets on which flawlessness is not exempted too. "This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately", Torvalds wrote on the Kernel Mailing List, but rates the update "fairly regular, with about 60% of the non-documentation diffs being drivers (gpu, networking, media, sound, etc) and about 15% being arch updates (arm, powerpc and x86 dominate, but there's mips and s390 too)". (more...)
Roland is buying headphone maker V-Moda Roland is buying headphone maker V-Moda
- August 09, 2016

Big news in the music electronics industry today as Roland has agreed to purchase private, family-owned headphone maker V-Moda. It's a strategic synergy that will bridge the high-quality sound, materials and design of our products with the legendary genre-changing sound expertise and commitment to excellence from Roland. (more...)
Hall of Fame game cancelled due to field concerns Hall of Fame game cancelled due to field concerns
- August 09, 2016

It's not hard", he told reporters. The team will open the 2016 preseason next Saturday in Buffalo. With less than an hour until kickoff, fans were still being let into the stadium, which nearly angered them more. "There is a standard", said Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, the team's union rep. "People haven't held everything to that standard". "We think we could make it playable, that it might be playable now but if there is any concern, anything in the minds of players we want to err on ... (more...)
Some Delta flights grounded in Rochester Some Delta flights grounded in Rochester
- August 09, 2016

Delta flights around the world were delayed this morning because of a "computer outage", the company says. Samantha Serrano, who had been set to leave La Guardia at 8:23 a.m., was sitting on the floor near the gate with her 3-year-old son at 10 a.m. (more...)
Deep Down Trademark Extended Again, But Where is the Game? Deep Down Trademark Extended Again, But Where is the Game?
- August 09, 2016

The last we heard anything official from Capcom regarding their action RPG Deep Down was previous year where Siliconera (via 4Gamer ) revealed that the game had gone through some changes. This was a video game being developed by Capcom where it was advertised as a free-to-play online dungeon crawler. Localisation is one thing that will hold up the release and in development terms. (more...)
Hamilton races to title glory
- August 09, 2016

Celebrating the 49th victory of his career, Hamilton said: "Today I didn't make any mistakes, so in my heart I am happy with what I did today". Meeke is ninth on 51 points. McLaren's Jenson Button outwitted Williams' Valtteri Bottas on the penultimate lap to claim an eighth-placed finish, while Sergio Perez of Force India claimed the final point on offer. (more...)
Kilkenny dig deep to earn replay with Waterford Kilkenny dig deep to earn replay with Waterford
- August 09, 2016

Waterford and Kilkenny must meet again to decide who plays in this year's All-Ireland after serving up the game of the year in Croke Park. Although Mahony converted a free won by Jamie Barron, Conor Fogarty fired over from distance to draw the game for a 10th and final time. (more...)

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