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Local enthusiasts prepare for total solar eclipse Local enthusiasts prepare for total solar eclipse
- August 13, 2017

Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to participants, while supplies last. The last one visible from anywhere in the United States was on July 11, 1991, when Hawaiian observers saw this phenomenon of the Moon passing directly in front of the Sun. (more...)
Phony eclipse glasses flood the market Phony eclipse glasses flood the market
- August 13, 2017

While watching a solar eclipse can be a memorable experience, the ophthalmologists at Yorkshire Eye Clinic stress it should be viewed safely so as not to damage your eyes. Do not remove them while looking at the sun. To help the community safely view the August 21 eclipse, Yorkshire Eye Clinic is giving away free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-serve basis. (more...)
Space India to live-stream solar eclipse from US Space India to live-stream solar eclipse from US
- August 13, 2017

The " path of totality " - a 70-mile-wide swath of land stretching from coast to coast, where the moon will completely block out the sun for a few minutes - includes parts of around a dozen states. Don't look at the eclipse, unless, of course, you live in the backwoods of Tennessee. Looking directly at the eclipse at any moment except the brief period when the moon has fully eclipsed the sun without certified glasses could damage your eyes . (more...)
The new Twitch Desktop App is here
- August 13, 2017

You know, just like Discord. Don't forget you can join PC Invasion on Discord , we have no intention of moving over to Twitch any time soon as Discord is already testing their video chat which is expected to roll out next month. Dark Mode - Dark mode makes everything you do on Twitch much more friendly to your eyes. Flawless for late night streams! The desktop app also features the game mod community CurseForge , where you can find thousands of mods and add-ons for World of Warcraft, ... (more...)
TI7 bracket stage Day 4 briefing TI7 bracket stage Day 4 briefing
- August 13, 2017

Both Newbee and Liquid delivered a strong performance at The International beginning in the group stages, securing their respective slots in the upper bracket of this week's Main Event. After blazing past Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming was set to throw down against Team Liquid to determine which team would move on to face LFY in the lower bracket finals and which team's tournament life would be snuffed out. (more...)
Elon Musk: AI is a bigger threat than North Korea Elon Musk: AI is a bigger threat than North Korea
- August 13, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued another warning regarding artificial intelligence (AI) Friday, saying it's more unsafe than North Korea. "With artificial intelligence should be the same", said Musk. But Musk isn't alone. His stance puts him at odds with much of the tech industry, but echoes remarks of prominent voices like Stephen Hawking-who has also issued dire warnings about machine learning. (more...)
Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night
- August 13, 2017

Debris from the comet breaks off and can drift in space for years before being captured by Earth's gravity and falling into the sky. But like any skyward event, there are some logistics to consider in order to get the ultimate view. The park usually closes at sunset but members of the club will be there from 7 to 10:30 p.m.to take in the spectacle. The Perseid Meteor Shower, which will see meteors streak through the night sky, will be active this weekend and present a dazzling sight for ... (more...)
BidaskClub Downgrades Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) to Buy BidaskClub Downgrades Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) to Buy
- August 12, 2017

Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 284 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the period. Therefore 100% are positive. Sensata Technologies Holdings NV had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (more...)
Micromax Infinity series to launch on August 22 Micromax Infinity series to launch on August 22
- August 12, 2017

Also, we will update Micromax Canvas Infinity Price In India soon. All the specifications not yet revealed. One thing that is for sure is that this new smartphone will relatively be affordable than the Galaxy S8 or the LG G6 . It has a rear camera of 16 Mega Pixels. The media invite shows an image outline of the device, company logo or brand name, scheduled launch date and a tag line "Let's put a number to Infinity" which points towards the Canvas Infinity smartphone series. (more...)
The Internet Speed in Every Country, Ranked The Internet Speed in Every Country, Ranked
- August 12, 2017

Singapore topped the world with average download speed of 55.13Mbps, followed by Sweden and Taiwan who achieved 40.16Mbps and 34.4Mbps speeds respectively. Click through on an individual country, and view both its average download and upload speed. "These results offer us a fresh perspective on where we sit in the broadband world", Cable.co.uk consumer telecoms analyst Dan Howdle said. (more...)
Valve announces Dota 2 'The Dueling Fates' update, two new heroes incoming Valve announces Dota 2 'The Dueling Fates' update, two new heroes incoming
- August 12, 2017

According to global 2017 host Sean "Day9" Plott, "anything you see in Dota " it's in Valve's Artifact . However, he also pointed out that there will be quite a difference between " Artifact " and other games in the genre. Furthermore, some cards can have persistent effects on the lanes too. Still, fans can expect a few more details to come out after the conclusion of this The International 2017. (more...)
Actress attack: High Court defers Dileep's bail plea to August 18 Actress attack: High Court defers Dileep's bail plea to August 18
- August 12, 2017

Earlier both the HC and the Angamaly court had rejected Dileep's bail applications. State police chief Loknath Behera said today morning that Dileep had lodged a complaint with him over alleged blackmailing by Sunil Kumar alias Pulsar Suni , the main accused in the actress abduction case. (more...)
Safety Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse Safety Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse
- August 12, 2017

In the northwest, sky-gazers will find the total eclipse through central OR, where almost 1 million visitors are expected to gather in campgrounds, state parks and festivals to awe at the celestial event amid some of state's most attractive landscapes. (more...)
Infiniti Prototype 9 brings us back to the past Infiniti Prototype 9 brings us back to the past
- August 12, 2017

It has been hand-made using traditional skills and structure - like a ladder chassis and panel-beaten panels - as the continuation of a small out of hours project, and we think there is actually a small chance Infiniti could deliver the Prototype 9 as a very small-run plaything. (more...)
What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse What You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse
- August 12, 2017

It will also be the first total solar eclipse visible from any of the Lower 48 states since 1979. During an eclipse, astronomers get an exceptional chance to study the photosphere "just up to a hundred miles from the sun's surface", she said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 6GB RAM and Exynos 8895 visits Geekbench Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 6GB RAM and Exynos 8895 visits Geekbench
- August 12, 2017

Previously we reported about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 render in Midnight Black color . It is expected to come in orchid grey and deep blue colour options as well. Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7 , we've hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. (more...)
SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft to Launch First supercomputer to ISS Next Week SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft to Launch First supercomputer to ISS Next Week
- August 12, 2017

HPE said Friday that the launch is part of a joint experiment with NASA that will track the supercomputer's performance during a year in space. Currently, many calculations needed during space missions are carried out from ground stations due to limited computing capabilities in space. (more...)
Anna Paquin Reacts to BBC Accidentally Showing Her Breasts Anna Paquin Reacts to BBC Accidentally Showing Her Breasts
- August 12, 2017

Now that I know what u guys were talking about this (is) some of the funniest s**t I've seen in a while! To make the moment even more awkward, though, the video appears to be playing on another employee's computer screen, as the unidentified person lounges in their chair with headphones on. (more...)
CNN's Zakaria: Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff' CNN's Zakaria: Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff'
- August 12, 2017

Bookmaker Paddy Power has slashed the odds on the possibility of the world ending this year from 500/1 to 100/1, implying the likelihood is five times higher now that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are exchanging heated threats. Meanwhile, 21 Korean-American politicians and government officials, including council members and mayors at the state, city, and county levels, sent a letter to Trump the same day asking him not to make the already extreme situation with North Korea any worse. (more...)
Heading to OR for the solar eclipse? Better plan ahead Heading to OR for the solar eclipse? Better plan ahead
- August 12, 2017

We'll say this: The only thing you can see through a safe solar filter from a reputable vendor is the sun itself. However, at totality, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun, make sure to remove the filter so you can see the Sun's outer atmosphere - the corona. (more...)
Guardiola defends Manchester City's big spending
- August 12, 2017

It has been another strong showing of City's financial muscle but Guardiola insists the club have only paid market rates and such major rebuilding work is a one-off. "That is why the club was clever to do that because we anticipated what we needed and we tried to do our best, not just for next season but the future". (more...)
Facebook acquires startup focused on video-editing Facebook acquires startup focused on video-editing
- August 12, 2017

A Facebook representative confirmed the acquisition when contacted by Business Insider on Friday, but declined to discuss the terms of the deal. The company offers "innovative technologies in the area of off-line and real-time video manipulation, removing the border between reality and fiction", described Siegfried Vater, an investor and partner of Fayteq , according to TechEu . (more...)
Collins supports the president's decision to declare opioid abuse a national emergency Collins supports the president's decision to declare opioid abuse a national emergency
- August 12, 2017

As a member of the Health and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees, Collins has participated in six subcommittee hearings discussing the government and states responses to the crisis, fentanyl, and professional and academic perspectives. (more...)
BlackRock acquires solar energy assets BlackRock acquires solar energy assets
- August 12, 2017

These include Edify's 57.5MW (AC) Whitsunday Solar Farm and the 57.5MW (AC) Hamilton Solar Farm, which are already under construction. CEFC solar lead Gloria Chan said the transaction marks a turning point for large-scale solar financing in Australia as the lenders were comfortable with providing long-term finance that extended past the period covered by the contracted offtake agreement. (more...)
Leaked Email Reveals HBO in Negotiations With Hackers Leaked Email Reveals HBO in Negotiations With Hackers
- August 12, 2017

Earlier this week, the HBO hackers released phone numbers and email addresses of Game of Thrones cast members, as part of a 3.4GB data dump. HBO reportedly offered $250,000 (roughly Rs. So far, however, the HBO leaks have been limited, falling well short of the chaos inflicted on Sony in 2014. The stalling tactic apparently didn't work, though. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Downgraded by Vetr Inc
- August 12, 2017

The institutional investor held 15,645 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $277,000, down from 36,633 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, January 27 by Citigroup. The stock has "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Friday, October 23. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. (more...)
NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi NGT imposes ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi
- August 12, 2017

The thinner the plastic, the more harmful it is for the environment. The Delhi government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee have been asked by the green tribunal to file an affidavit on how it has dealt with waste management, particularly plastic, in the city. (more...)
Have 'Game of Thrones' fans worked out who is playing Rhaegar Targaryen? Have 'Game of Thrones' fans worked out who is playing Rhaegar Targaryen?
- August 12, 2017

That's it. They're not cousins, they are in no way "removed". Intermarriage like this was more acceptable in the Seven Kingdoms, with even Tywin Lannister marrying his first cousin Joanna, and wasn't considered incest. Possible, but in this writer's estimation, not terribly likely; again, Jaime can't die until he has one final scene with Cersei , at the very least. (more...)
Why you should protect your eyes while watching the eclipse Why you should protect your eyes while watching the eclipse
- August 12, 2017

Just as you do during firework holidays, make sure your pet is either safe inside for the eclipse or on a leash and under careful watch. It is estimated that over 12m Americans live in the path of the total eclipse itself and another 200m people within a day's drive of it. (more...)
Fiona Apple sends support to Sinead O'Connor: 'You're my hero' Fiona Apple sends support to Sinead O'Connor: 'You're my hero'
- August 12, 2017

The fuming message came several hours after O'Connor wrote in an earlier Facebook status that someone had been logging into her account and posting things from the Bronx while she's in New Jersey. She then blasted her former manager , who she recently fired. "I've walked this earth alone for two years now as punishment for being mentally f-ing ill and being angry that nobody will f-ing take care of me, specifically for being suicidal". (more...)