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Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for August 21 Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for August 21
- August 19, 2017

Google Cardboard is an entry-level take on mobile VR, and it lets you strap your existing phone into a cheap, portable viewer and then pop it on your face. Users can also long press on the apps for shortcuts. They're apps that you'd need for specific tasks. The developing team of Android O says that many smartphones that get Android O will come with the Project Treble enabled in them. (more...)
Trump praises North Korea for backing down on missile threat Trump praises North Korea for backing down on missile threat
- August 19, 2017

ABC News reported that experts believe Kim is trying to survive and doesn't really want nuclear war . Moon, meanwhile, vowed not to allow a new war on the peninsula, which was devastated by the 1950-53 war, which ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty. (more...)
North Korea's Nuclear Programme Not Up For Negotiation, Ambassador Tells UN North Korea's Nuclear Programme Not Up For Negotiation, Ambassador Tells UN
- August 19, 2017

Even worse, Trump may interpret Kim's decision to back down as proof that his own belligerent rhetoric is what produced this current moment of calm. The Chinese Ministry of Defense said in a statement Wednesday that China and the United States have maintained close communication on major worldwide and regional issues. (more...)
Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel
- August 19, 2017

Earlier, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier stepped down from Trump's council, which led to the president's open bashing of Frazier and Merck on Twitter. Business leaders, including JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon and Apple's Tim Cook, denounced racial intolerance, condemned hate speech or expressed shock over Charlottesville, where a rally participant rammed a group of counter-demonstrators with his auto, killing one and injuring at least 19 others. (more...)
Total Solar Eclipse in the County Total Solar Eclipse in the County
- August 19, 2017

He is recommending that all pet owners do the same as him. "However, as dogs and cats do not generally stare up at the sun, they are just as unlikely to stare up at the eclipse, or observe the event in any way". It is never safe to look directly at a partial eclipse without special eclipse glasses or filters - and most of the country will see only a partial eclipse. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Accidentally Listed on Samsung's US Store Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Accidentally Listed on Samsung's US Store
- August 19, 2017

Samsung is recalling thousands of batteries from its Galaxy Note 4 handset fearing safety risks it may cause days before Galaxy Note 8 launch. While we still have to wait for Samsung to confirm the new Note's availability details, we have even more evidence that the Galaxy Note 8's launch is nearly here. (more...)
Apple bolsters privacy in iOS 11 with Touch ID kill switch Apple bolsters privacy in iOS 11 with Touch ID kill switch
- August 19, 2017

It also will show the last app that you used on your tablet, on your iPhone and even on your Mac. The feature also automatically sends a message to "in case of emergency" contacts to let them know of the call for help and the user's current location. (more...)
Refurbished Galaxy Note 4's Batteries Recalled Due To Overheating Issue
- August 19, 2017

Several years after its initial release, Samsung is anxious that around 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 batteries could run the risk of being defective. Samsung recalled more than two million Galaxy Note 7s a year ago. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be compatible with their Smart Switch software to help you transfer your photos, contacts and music from your old phone. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out At Merck CEO For Quitting Presidential Panel
- August 19, 2017

Another of Mr Trump's high-powered advisory groups, the Strategy & Policy Forum, also suffered resignations following Mr Trump's Charlottesville comments. "We should honour - not attack - those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values". The company had taken some heat for requesting an incentive package, with the state's $6 million TEF contribution contingent upon City Council's approval of a 10-year, $856,000 performance-based incentive, dependent upon the creation ... (more...)
Take precautions for upcoming solar eclipse Take precautions for upcoming solar eclipse
- August 19, 2017

Best of all is the darkness, so it's cutting out a lot of sunlight, even your darkest glasses don't block almost enough, and it really blocks that UV light, which would be most damaging to your retinas. Eclipses happen about once every 1.5 years. The Society advises to obtain solar filters and viewers from reputable vendors as there have been recent cases of fake lens being distributed. (more...)
How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Hurting Your Eyes How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Hurting Your Eyes
- August 19, 2017

Tomososki and a friend viewed a partial eclipse outside Oregon City's Marshall High School back in 1962. The next morning, Tomososki still had a blind spot in his right eye. Warnings abound about the danger of gazing at the eclipse with the naked eye, even when all but a sliver of the sun is obscured by the moon. "The brightness of the sun and the rays are so direct and so intense, that it literally burns the back part of your eye", says Retinal Specialist at L.O. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion 10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion
- August 18, 2017

On July 27, faced with a medical opinion that an abortion would endanger the lives of both the girl and her 32-week-old foetus, the Supreme Court was compelled to refuse the medical termination of the pregnancy. The girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. A case against the man is pending. (more...)
Hyundai will build long-range premium electric cars Hyundai will build long-range premium electric cars
- August 18, 2017

Hyundai has revealed the first details of its second commercially available fuel-cell vehicle ahead of its launch next year. It appears to draw heavily upon the design used on the Hyundai Kona , the Korean manufacturer's B-segment SUV . Genesis is essentially Hyundai's Lexus rival, and the brand is not yet on sale here, although Hyundai's Irish importer is known to be keen to roll out the badge to Irish customers if the conditions and model lineup were suitable. (more...)
The new BMW Z4 is breathtaking The new BMW Z4 is breathtaking
- August 18, 2017

In the framework of the contest of elegance of Pebble Beach, BMW plans to unveil the concept of the Z4 of new generation. The BMW 8-Series has been spied again - this time with the production car's headlights exposed. If the Z4 ends up resembling the concept - and that's a big "if" - this design is sure to drag a lot of buyers to Bimmer showrooms. There had been speculation that the Z4's successor would be named the Z5, but that will not happen. (more...)
Valve no longer automatically fulfilling key requests from devs Valve no longer automatically fulfilling key requests from devs
- August 18, 2017

This helps explain a recent warning from Valve staffer Sean Jenkin that the company may be declining devs' requests for Steam keys if the request significantly outmatches the game's sales on Steam. In this case, Steam loses out on that initial sale but still has to put up the bandwidth costs for those keys being redeemed. Although Valve hasn't released an official statement on the matter, many are speculating that this has a lot to do with trying to combat shovelware, low-effort games, and ... (more...)
Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Feature Larger World, New Z-Moves Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Feature Larger World, New Z-Moves
- August 18, 2017

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the sequels to Pokémon Sun and Moon , which came out previous year and sold over 15.44 million copies. The trailer also teases that "new secrets of the Alola region will be revealed", which will presumably relate to the Ultra Beast Necrozma. (more...)
Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC
- August 18, 2017

The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Thursday, August 11 with "Hold". The rating was downgraded by UBS to "Neutral" on Friday, February 3. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $88.56. 35 are held by Cornerstone. (NASDAQ:ROST). First In reported 226 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Llc, a Delaware-based fund reported 7,100 shares. KB HOME is a homebuilding company. (more...)
Largest known near-Earth asteroid set to whizz past us in September Largest known near-Earth asteroid set to whizz past us in September
- August 18, 2017

Measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometers in size. Radar imaging is planned at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California and at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. (more...)
Mystery of animals' appearance on Earth solved by 'pivotal' study Mystery of animals' appearance on Earth solved by 'pivotal' study
- August 18, 2017

What was life really like here on planet Earth before animals were big enough to leave fossils behind? The when and why of this transition has been the source of great debate for years, but a team at the Australian National University (ANU) has made a discovery that could finally answer those questions - and it takes us all the way back to a time when the Earth was a giant snowball. (more...)
NASA launches last rocket NASA launches last rocket
- August 18, 2017

Original Story: The 8:03 a.m. launch of a rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral has been delayed until 8:20 a.m. today. The satellite, TDSRS-M, will make its way to orbit and then add its capabilities to the existing TDRS constellation, which includes nine other satellites. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Samsung Galaxy Note 8: "Do bigger things" with this phablet!
- August 18, 2017

Last year, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was recalled after the smartphone's battery randomly started overheating and catching fire . They have already tried the performance of Galaxy Note 8 with this chipset and there are possibilities that we may find this chipset at the time of official launch. (more...)
Saratoga Research & Investment Management Has Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Photomedex (PHMD) Sellers Saratoga Research & Investment Management Has Trimmed Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Photomedex (PHMD) Sellers
- August 18, 2017

The stock decreased 1.78% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $20.97. About 32,611 shares traded. It has underperformed by 14.48% the S&P500. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Tuesday, April 19. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by Cantor Fitzgerald. They set an "outperform" rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. (more...)
Comio Launches in India with three budget-friendly Android smartphones Comio Launches in India with three budget-friendly Android smartphones
- August 18, 2017

The devices are created to cater the masses in India with a budget of INR 10,000 or less. The complete specifications along with the pricing and availability of the Comio S1 and Comio P1 smartphones will be known only on the launch, i.e., August 18th. (more...)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Releases March 2018, Collector's Edition Revealed Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Releases March 2018, Collector's Edition Revealed
- August 18, 2017

Grab the game at launch and you'll snag a hardcover art book , which should be a nice bonus. One features the flame heat action icon, while the other has the Japanese "kiwami" heat action icon. In addition, publisher Sega revealed a special After Hours Premium Edition, which, for some reason, contains a lot of gear related to drinking. It will be the first game in the series that was developed from the ground up for PlayStation 4, which will bring many innovations to the gameplay. (more...)
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Gets A Release Date And Special Editions Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Gets A Release Date And Special Editions
- August 18, 2017

As you can see from the details on the season pass above, six additional DLC characters will be added to the game at some point along with color variants and weapons for those same characters. Check out this overview of the content for the different editions via press release, and pre-order the game at Square Enix's website . There is also a SteelBook Brawler Edition costing $59.99. (more...)
Hacker decrypts Secure Enclave firmware Hacker decrypts Secure Enclave firmware
- August 18, 2017

That doesn't mean your iPhone 5s is less secure. TechRepublic claims that it would now be open season as far as developing vulnerabilities for the enclave goes. The fact that it was, until now, a black box made it that much more secure: We could see what went in and what came out but there was no way of knowing what the process was. (more...)
Essential Phone has already received a 50% discount even before it's released Essential Phone has already received a 50% discount even before it's released
- August 18, 2017

PH-1 will receive "guaranteed" Android OS updates for two years, with monthly security boosts for three years. In the US, Sprint will be the only carrier selling the Essential Phone PH-1 thanks to an exclusive agreement between Essential and the carrier. (more...)
Philippe Starck Shows Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Concept Video That's Mind-blowing Philippe Starck Shows Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Concept Video That's Mind-blowing
- August 18, 2017

Last year, Xiaomi had launched two new flagship smartphones called Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX smartphone in China. Fuelling the already-prevailing rumors, there's another one that claims that the Chinese technology giant will introduce not one, but two Mi Mix 2 variants at its September 12 event. (more...)
Russian 3D-printed satellite deployed in space for first time Russian 3D-printed satellite deployed in space for first time
- August 18, 2017

NASA said in a statement: "The satellites, each of which has a mass of about 11 pounds, have a variety of purposes..." Russian cosmonauts released a satellite made nearly entirely with a 3-D printer on August 17 in a first for the space program. (more...)
Lawrence makes plans for eclipse viewing
- August 18, 2017

Visit the Boone County website at bccdil.org or view the video for more information. Director of Astronomy at Three Rivers Foundation, Jeff Barton said, "The way it works out is, somewhere on the surface of the earth, you can see a total solar eclipse a couple of times a year". (more...)